Thursday, July 26, 2012

Books of the Week - July 26th

Thanks for checking out our newest feature...Books of the Week! There are seven of us and we can't keep up with the many review requests we receive, even though we'd love to read everything sent our way. Therefore, we have decided to give some books their time in the spotlight and introduce you to them through this new blog feature. We will be featuring two books a week. We hope you will take the time to check these books out. (Click the titles to find them on Amazon.) If you read them and want to write a guest blogger review for us, please e-mail us and we'll be glad to work with you!

Authors: We will let you know whether or not we'll be able to review your book upon your request, and hope you'll be interested in this feature as an alternative.

"Window Dressings"
By Masada Siegel

Window Dressings is the story of one woman’s quest to follow her instincts in the world of love and career. Her compass, a Magical Maori Mood ring, helps navigate the choppy waters of being single and unemployed in New York City . The ring has the ancient New Zealand Maori spiral, a symbol of new beginnings and growth.

One minute Skye Silver is on top of the world, with a fantastic job, a solid boyfriend and an Ivy League degree. The next minute every door slams in her face and she’s reduced to a pile of tears. Skye’s ready to climb out the window and straight into the arms of her brand new hot as can be neighbor. Her voyeurism and wild imagination turns Hot Neighbor Boy into her Knight in shining “amour”. He’s always there to save the day, either when she's on scary dates or looking for work as a print journalist. In a quirky turn of fate, Skye’s writing the news turns her into the top story with the entire nation’s eyes on her, and much to her chagrin, she’s not wearing all that much. Life spirals out of control, and doors are flying open. Decisions need to be made, with a little help from her ring, Skye opens a window, discovering there’s more to life than what meets the eye.

Masada Siegel can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

"In The Shadow Of A Badge"
By Lillie Leonardi

On September 11, 2001, our country was awakened by the thunderous roar of planes flying across the sky. What the planes left in their wake, were death and destruction at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in a remote landfill located in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. While our nation became paralyzed from the events unfolding, emergency response personnel were making their way to the three crash sites. One of those responders was Lillie Leonardi who worked for the FBI and was deployed to the Flight 93 crash site. Upon arriving at the scene, Lillie was heartbroken as she viewed the wreckage spewed across the desolate field. The travesty of the event was incomprehensible. But, as she looked out over the field and surveyed the carnage, a light flickered. It was a light which soon demanded her full attention.

On this day, the shimmer of light began to grow and was almost blinding. I looked again and the light began to evolve into a foggy white mist. The white mist then began to take shape. It moved and swirled in patterns of spectacular white light. All at once, the mist took full shape and I saw what appeared to be angels. There were angels standing in the open area to the left of the crash site. There were hundreds of the celestial beings positioned in columns surrounding the perimeter of the site.

Lillie Leonardi can be found on Twitter.

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