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My Heart Stopped Beating by Chamed – A Book Spotlight

About Chamed Chamed is not the registry office name of the author, yet it is not a pseudonym. She lives in Tuscany, she works mostly abroad, as a painter on canvas and porcelain. Some of her porcelain works are displayed in exhibitions in Italy, Sweden and Poland, France, Portugal and Brazil. My Heart Stopped Beating is her first novel. It is a survivor memoir.  A second novel by her is forthcoming.   [caption id="attachment_1755" align="alignright" width="193" caption="My Heart Stopped Beating Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] About My Heart Stopped Beating Fourteen year old Italian girl, Chamed, is a living miracle after fighting illness since birth to live a normal life. Now fourteen years old, she feels a thrill of freedom when she convinces her parents to let her stay home alone while they go on holiday. She soon regrets that decision when she receives a call from her aunt Patrizia that the

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The Paris Wife – Author Interview, Excerpt – Paula McLain

[caption id="attachment_1531" align="alignright" width="201" caption="The Paris Wife Virtual Book Tour"][/caption] Paperback Writer welcomes Paula McLain, author of the historical novel, The Paris Wife. Find out about her typical writing day and what her morning smells like? About the Author Paula McLain received an MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan and has been a resident of Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony. She is the author of two collections of poetry, as well as a memoir, Like Family, and a first novel, A Ticket to Ride. She lives in Cleveland with her family. You can visit Paula McLain’s website to learn more about The Paris Wife at www.pariswife.com. Visit Pauls' tour page at Pump Up Your Book Purchase the book at Amazon; About The Paris Wife A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures a remarkable period of time—Paris in the twenties—and an extraordinary love affair

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Ways that Helen of Pasadena is Just Like You

[caption id="attachment_1319" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption] About Helen of Pasadena Helen Fairchild, is leading a privileged Pasadena existence: married to a pillar of the community; raising a water polo- playing son destined for the most select high school; volunteering her time on the most fashionable committees. It only bothers Helen a tiny bit the she has never quite fit in with the proper Pasadena crowd or finished that graduate degree in Classics or had that second baby. The rigid rules of society in Pasadena appeal to Helen, the daughter of Oregon "fiber artists", even if she'll never be on the inside. And then along comes a Rose Parade float, killing her philandering husband and leaving Helen broke, out of her "forever" house, and scrambling to salvage her once-rarefied existence. Enter Dr. Patrick O'Neill, noted archaeologist, excavator of Troy, and wearer of adorable nubby sweaters. A

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West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventur and Faith – by author Lars Walker

[caption id="attachment_1286" align="alignleft" width="202" caption="click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption] Join Lars Walker, author of the Christian Norse adventure novel, West Oversea: A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventure and Faith (Nordskog Publishing, Inc.), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in October on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book. About Lars Walker Lars (pronounced Larce) Walker is a native of Kenyon, Minnesota, and lives in Minneapolis. He has worked as a crabmeat packer in Alaska, a radio announcer, a church secretary and an administrative assistant, and is presently librarian and bookstore manager for the schools of the Association of Free Lutheran Congregations in Plymouth, Minnesota. He is the author of four previously published novels, and is the editor of the journal of the Georg Sverdrup Society. Walker says, “I never believed that God gave me whatever gifts I have in order to entertain fellow Christians. I

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things About Another World

About Another World Scientist, educator, and author Philip Stott takes us on a harrowing journey back to the future. The time: a few thousand years ago. The place: a world we can barely imagine—and may not want to. Here there is much to amaze, but there is also much to appall. Here, all but a few have forgotten God; here, note but a few realize what is coming—terrifyingly—from above and beneath. To enter that world is to risk seeing our own. But enter it you should—the better to prepare yourself for another world that is soon to come. Read the Excerpt After he had splattered his son’s brains out all over the sledway, it was all he could do to stop himself from burying his head in his hands and weeping in front of his men. He hated himself for striking that blow, but he’d had to do it. Couldn’t

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The Power of the Blue Medallion Virtual Book Tour – Day 1 with Pump Up Your Book

Les Berman, author of The Power of the Blue Medallion Virtual Book Tour will be visiting  The Book Vixen and Cleverly Inked. We appreciate comments so please take some time to help promote an author. To win a copy of the book you will need to leave a comment at Cleverly Inked. Hope to see your there Stop by Les's tour page at Pump Up Your Book and follow along with his tour or check out his web sites, The Power of the Blue Medallion Novel with Math If you just want to order the book, it's available at Amazon About The Power of the Blue Medallion This Captivating novel follows the wild adventures of three charismatic young aliens from the distant planet Hebutar, and their companion on Earth.  Zytor, the son of the ruler of Hebutar, is determined to stop a group of terrorists from causing chaos in the United

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things Readers Should Know about The Golden Pathway

About The Golden Pathway High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa. Thirteen Things Readers Should Know About The Golden Pathway 1. The title The Golden Pathway was derived from the code word for the Underground Railroad, the golden path to freedom. 2. White folks that did not believe in slavery were called Quakers. 3. People who helped slaves along the Underground Railroad were called “conductors.” 4. Slaves were considered passengers or cargo and where called, “freight” or “packages.” 5. Children can make

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Loving God With All Your Heart – author interview – Susie Hobson

About Loving God With All Your Heart Are you satisfied with your daily life? Do you run more on empty than full? Do you always feel like there is more out there for you? This book will take you deeper into your heart’s desire for a real relationship with God, a powerful relationship that will transform your whole life! Susie Hobson reminds us that the love we all long for begins and ends with a life that is surrendered to Jesus. From her real experience she offers practical application of communing with God through His Word to inspire and encourage a closer walk, resulting in empowerment for faithful living. Susie gives a clear path to the fulfillment of the greatest desire of man’s heart—God’s unfailing love as the foundation for wisdom and serving God in our homes and community. This book, Loving God With All Your Heart should fill a real

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Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America by Tom Graneau

[caption id="attachment_1172" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="click on the book cover to purchase"][/caption]Join Tom Graneau, author of the nonfiction personal finance book Renters Win, Home Owners Lose: Revealing the Biggest Scam in America (Authorhouse July ‘09), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in August and September 2010 on his first tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! About Tom Graneau Tom Graneau was born in Dominica, a small island in the Caribbean with a population of roughly 70,000 people. When Tom was seventeen years old, he and his mother immigrated to the United States. After two years in the U.S., he became acutely aware of his need for an education and aggressively began finding a way to be in school. During his fourteen years of service in the Navy, he became increasingly concerned about his financial situation. Things became worse when he left the service. His house went into foreclosure. With added

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Live To Tell by Author Lisa Gardner – Book Excerpt

Join Lisa Gardner, author of the mystery novel, Live to Tell (Bantam July 2010), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in August on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book! About Lisa Gardner Lisa Gardner is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve novels. Her Detective D. D. Warren novels include The Neighbor, Hide, and Alone. Her FBI Profiler novels include Say Goodbye, Gone, The Killing Hour, The Next Accident, and The Third Victim. She lives with her family in New England, where she is at work on her next D. D. Warren novel, Save Me, which Bantam will publish in 2011. You can find Lisa online at http://www.lisagardner.com About Live to Tell He knows everything about you—including the first place you’ll hide. On a warm summer night in one of Boston’s working-class neighborhoods, an unthinkable crime has been committed: Four members of a family have

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