Review – Fallen To Far by Abbi Glines

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Title: Fallen Too Far (Book #1 Too Far Series)
Author: Abbi Glines
Pages: 288
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary Romance
Reviewer: Nicole

To want what you’re not supposed to have….

She is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naĂŻve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits.  His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida Gulf Coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows…

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The Social Skills Picture Book


social skills picture bookThe Social Skills Picture Book by Jed Baker.

(XSS Baker 2001)

This is a dynamic teaching tool that engages the attention and motivation of students who need extra help learning appropriate social skills by demonstrating nearly 30 social skills such as conversation, play, emotion management and empathy.  Through his work with autistic and disabled students, Dr. Baker has proven that students of all ages learn more effectively when pictures are used to supplement verbal descriptions and instructions.  Pp. 197.

If available, item can be checked out from the resource room at no cost.

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Dead Skin Dave hits the e-shelves April 23rd!

Ryan R Palmer, Author

Ahoy, junior pirates! Dead Skin Dave, here. I have been busy gettin’ ready fer my big debut next week! The artwork is being finalized as I speak, and me first mate, Tom, is busy settin’ up streamers fer my big debut party! Today, I’d like ta share with ye the teaser for my book! I hope it gets ye in the mood to read the entire story!

Once upon a time , there was a short, skin-peeling mess of a pirate known to the world as Dead Skin Dave. Dave wanted nothing more than to impress his fellow pirates, but he rarely succeeded. Then one day, the feared Hairy Hazelroth sank his ship and left him stranded on an island full of wanna-be pirates!
Join Dead Skin Dave, the Pirate, his dim-witted first mate, Tom Swiftfellow, and the evil Hairy Hazelroth, as they face off across the high…

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Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships


unwritten rules of socialUnwritten Rules of Social Relationships by Temple Grandin and Sean Barron.

(XSS Grand 2005)

Dr. Grandin and Barron address the social challenges those with autism and Asperger’s face, explaining in the process how confusing and illogical normal societal rules can be. They also address the “unwritten rules” that most children understand instinctively but are a mystery to those on the spectrum. They teach how to trust feelings, be assertive in a positive way, and deal with negative people and situations. Pp. 383.

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Blog Interview-Chrissy Fanslau

Denise Lhamon

Okay, for seriously. Who doesn’t love books with animals on the cover? And if you don’t you’re just a horrible, animal hating person. And no one likes you.

But for those of you with children, and those of us who DO like animals on the covers of our books, may I present to you the author of SEACATS: A HOME FOR CHIZZEL, Chrissy Fanslau!

Giving me warm fuzzies just typing the title.

First, a little bit about the author.

Chrissy Fanslau is a professional illustrator and writer of children’s and Young Adult fiction. Her studio is located near North Pole, Alaska, where she lives with her wonderful husband, their brilliant daughters and Maximus, her 200-pound lapdog.

And now, the interview!

What got you into writing in the first place?

I’ve always loved storytelling. I studied English and creative writing in college (as well as art and anthropology), and that

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Me and my agent: the Writer’s Digest writeup

Michael J. Martinez

If you’ve followed this blog at all, you know full well that I consider my literary agent, Sara Megibow of the Nelson Literary Agency, to be truly awesome. I’m really lucky to have her in my corner, especially with all the stuff surrounding Night Shade Books of late.

The story of how she became my agent is a pretty good one, and it’s featured in the May/June issue of Writer’s Digest, in the magazine’s regular “Breaking In” feature. It’s both exciting and a little humbling be in a magazine devoted to writers and writing, especially as a newbie. And Sara deserves all the kudos she gets for her hard work and good humor.

Of course, I would suggest that you run out and get a copy of the magazine, especially if you’re an aspiring writer, because it has lots of good stuff on writing and publishing besides my…

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