First, I’d like to say a special ‘thank you’ to Linda Leszczuk for recently presenting me with the Stylist Blogger Award. I’m honored to receive the award from Linda. If you don’t already visit her blog, you should. She has informative and entertaining posts and a "Groaner of the Day" that you can’t help but laugh at.
According to the rules I’m to tell you 7 things about myself. So here goes: (1) I don’t like talking about myself; (2) I can knit but not purl; (3) I enjoy music but can’t sing; (4) I collect tote bags; (5) my 2 favorite male actors are Cary Grant and Sam Elliott; (6) my favorite TV show is Castle; and (7) I love chocolate.
I’m also to pass this award on and I’d like to present it to these 3 delightful friends/bloggers:
Lady Fi - She has a very stylist blog with breathtaking photos. Drop by and be amazed.
Sia @ Sia McKye’s Thoughts…Over Coffee - Sia shares some interesting interviews with authors, as well as informative posts on writing. She’s also a fellow horse, dog and cat lover. Stop by the coffee is always hot and the talk entertaining.
Kaye @ Meanderings and Muses - Kaye interviews intriguing authors and shares delightful posts that will entertain and inspire you. Stop by to see who she’s talking with today.
Now I have a review to share with you.
by Elizabeth Stuckey-French
While the radiation exposure facing the residents of Japan (and possible other parts of the world) is very real and very serious, I’d like to share a fictional and somewhat humorous look at how on woman dealth with a radioactive problem on her own.
Marylou Ahearn is a driven woman. Marylou is driven to seek revenge against Dr. Wilson Spriggs for the deceitful and despicable thing he did to her and her family some 50 years earlier. Marylou had only been 23 at the time and 3 months pregnant.
It seems Marylou and some 799 other woman were unknowingly a part of a secret government experiment Dr. Spriggs conducted. The women were given a pink, fizzy vitamin cocktail and told it was healthy. In fact it wasn’t, it was radioactive and lead to the death of Marylou’s daughter.
Marylou, now in her late 70s, has tracked Dr. Spriggs to Tallahassee, FL, where he lives with his daughter and her family. Marylou moves into his neighborhood, uses a fake name and plans to destroy his family and kill him.
However, what she finds isn’t the ideal family. They have more problems than the average household between a midlife crisis, a possible affair, and 2 children with Asperger’s syndrome. On top of which, Marylou learns Dr. Spriggs has dementia and may not remember who she is and what he did.
Putting her plan into action anyway, Marylou works her way into the family’s life. The twists and turns the story takes from there are both humorous and sometimes sad. In the end Marylou winds up on a path that she never expected and definitely didn’t image.
There is a cute video at Amazon about this book. Click on this link and watch.
The Revenge of the Radioactive Lady by Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Doubleday, @2011, ISBN: 9780385510646, Hardcover, 352 pages
FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Thanks to Liz and the good folks at Doubleday, I have 2 copies of THE REVENGE OF THE RADIOACTIVE LADY to giveaway. The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. The deadline to enter the contest is 8 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, April 17. To enter, just email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Win Radioactive Lady” in the subject line and your name and mailing address in the body of the email.
I’m also delighted to share some great eBook promotions with you thanks to Danielle at Sourcebooks. Three of the authors with Sourcebooks have new releases out this month and some of their backlist titles are FREE in honor of their new releases, as well as great prices on their current books.
In Honor of Ciji Ware’s Brand New Release in over a Decade:
A RACE TO SPLENDOR for only $4.99 until April 11.
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Olivia Cunning’s ROCK HARD, book 2 in her Erotic Romance Series, Sinners On Tour, hits stores this month. Start at the beginning with the first sizzling hot book that introduced us to the hottest rock band EVER:
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Are you a good witch or a Hexy witch? Linda Wisdom’s latest witchy tale, DEMONS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND is also in stores this month. Read the book that introduced us to her hexy witches for FREE!
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Have a great Friday.