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  1. Ugly Little Things #3: SAVING GRANNY FROM THE DEVIL

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    February 27, 2014 by FPP

    saving granny 150Granny is the center of Toddy’s world, helping to raise him following his parents’ divorce. She is his moral compass, his mentor, and more importantly, his best friend.

    But Toddy has another friend: an odd man in a black suit who answers to the name of Harvey J. Winterbell. He once saved Toddy from a pair of neighborhood bullies, and since that day, he has followed Toddy into his drawings, into his toys, and even into his nightmares.

    When Granny falls victim to a series of debilitating strokes, Toddy’s world is shattered, and Harvey emerges from the turmoil to pick up the pieces. This time he wants to teach Toddy a valuable lesson: everything comes with a price, and the Devil always collects his due.

    In the third instalment of Todd Keisling’s Ugly Little Things series, SAVING GRANNY FROM THE DEVIL blends memoir and horror into a harrowing exploration of selfishness and regret as one man tries to face his demons once and for all.

    Praise / Blurbs:

    “Again, Todd Keisling proves that he’s a unique talent, dedicated to crafting mesmerizing stories. This particular story is harrowing, truly frightening and utterly heartbreaking. Todd’s Ugly Little Things series continues to improve, but it may be quite the task to surpass the quality of this treasure. When Karen Met Her Mountain is a masterful tale.” – Horror Novel Reviews

    “I’m sure that many readers will like this tale as it is, and certainly it is well written and made credible through the author’s skill. Keisling is an urgent and sincere writer, with good horse sense for what a character would or would not do in a particular situation.” – The Kindle Book Review

    “A true example of speculative fiction, Keisling deftly mixes the supernatural with the everyday, throwing in action, suspense and even a level of mystery…” – Bloody Bookish

    “I must confess, it’s the first book I have read in a while that kept me fighting to keep my eyes open to find out what would happen next. An original, somewhat terrifying concept that not only makes you reflect on your own life, but question your own ‘settling.’” – ParaYourNormal

    “Keisling takes us on a roller-coaster ride through complacency and back, stacked with horrifying stakes. This book is a vivid wakeup call to those of us who have morphed into adults and fallen complacent.” – Smash Cake Magazine

    The Liminal Man is at times funny, suspenseful, heartbreaking, and inspirational, but never disappointing. Keisling succeeds in crafting an ambitious tale that not only grips you, but demands you answer that most basic question: who are you?” – Anthony J. Rapino, author of Soundtrack to the End of the World

    “Keisling has created a fascinating world of shifting realities in A Life Transparent and now The Liminal Man that’ll keep you turning pages well into the night.” – Spencer Seidel, author of Dead of Wynter

    The Liminal Man is everything you want in a novel. Thriller, chiller, sci-fi, love story. Buckle up. You’re in for a hell of a ride.” – R.J. Keller, author of Waiting for Spring

    A Life Transparent would make a hell of a movie. But you don’t have to wait for that because right now it’s a hell of a book. ” – Henry Baum, author of The American Book of the Dead

    “Creepy, bizarre, dark, and yet uncannily familiar, A Life Transparent indelibly links the reader with an experience we have all felt at one time or another: that our lives are stuck in mediocrity, we are ignored, and no one is listening. ” – Lenox Parker, author of Back(stabbed) In Brooklyn

    toddTodd Keisling is a writer of horror and speculative fiction, as well as the author of the novels A LIFE TRANSPARENT and THE LIMINAL MAN, the latter of which was named a finalist for The Kindle Book Review’s Best Indie Book Award of 2013.

    Born in Kentucky, he now lives with his wife and son somewhere near Reading, Pennsylvania. He still has a day job, he’s awkward and weird, and if you were to live next door to him your grass would probably die. 





  2. Fox Talk by L.E. Carmichael, PhD

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    February 4, 2014 by FPP

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    About the Book

    Title: Fox Talk

    Author: L.E. Carmichael, PhD

    Book Designer: Michael Penman

    Illustrator: Jody Bronson

    Photography: Brian Dust

    Publication Date: August 8, 2013

    Publisher: Ashby-BP Publishing

    Pages: 62

    Recommended Age: 8+



    When you talk to a dog, does the dog talk back? Many people think so. But for a long time, scientists didn’t know how our furry friends learned to communicate with people. Luckily, Russian scientist Dmitri Belyaev had a plan. If he could tame wild red foxes, he could learn how dogs first came from wolves. By studying the way these foxes changed during domestication, the mystery of communication would be solved at a last. More than 50 years after the experiment began, Belyaev’s foxes have become so tame, you can have one as a pet! Packed with eye-popping photos and first-hand research, FOX TALK reveals the story of these amazing animals… and everything they’ve taught us about wolves, dogs, and communication.


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    Early Buzz About the Book

    “Fox Talk is an educational non-fiction title exploring the domestication of dogs by studying fox behaviour and communication. The information is presented with beautiful photographs, illustrations, bubbles/boxes of brief information, and descriptions of the research findings using age-appropriate language. I think this would be an excellent resource in elementary schools or for homeschoolers in particular and I highly recommend it.” ~ 5-Star Review, Mother Daughter Book Reviews



    Fox Talk by L.E. Carmichael

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    About The Author: L.E. Carmichael

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    Lindsey Carmichael never outgrew that stage of childhood when nothing’s more fun than amazing your friends (and correcting your teachers!) with your stockpile of weird and wonderful facts. Her sense of wonder came in handy during her career as a scientist, and in 2006, she received the Governor General’s Medal for her PhD thesis, Ecological Genetics of Northern Wolves and Arctic Foxes. Lindsey finds talking about science more fun than doing it, however, and now writes for kids, teens, and occasionally adults (a sense of wonder is essential for this, too). Lindsey publishes under the name L E Carmichael, and her work has appeared in Dig, Highlights for Children, Kiki, and Canadian Tales of the Fantastic. Her published science books cover everything from animal migration to hybrid cars. When not digging up obscure or wacky details for her next nonfiction project, Lindsey’s probably working on her young adult fantasy novel.

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    Fox Talk Blog Tour Schedule (2014)

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    Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch)

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    January 28

    Victoria Simcox’s Blog (Guest Post)

    Once Upon a Time (Review)

    January 29

    Baby Bookworms in Black Words – White Pages (Review)

    Giveaway Breaking News for Indonesia (Book Spotlight)

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    Generation iKid (Guest Post)

    BeachBoundBooks (Review)

    January 31

    Bound 4 Escape (Review)

    No Doubt Learning (Review)

    February 1

    Cherry Mischievous (Guest Post)

    We are the DinoFamily (Review)

    February 2

    Deal Sharing Aunt (Review)

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    Stitch Says (Author Interview)

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    Maude’s Web (Review)

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    Musings by Jay Faulkner (Guest Post)

    Brooke Blogs (Review)

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    Books, Books The Magical Fruit (Review)

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    Kay LaLone I Love Books (Review)

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    February 8

    On the Go With Zeppi (Book Spotlight)

    February 10

    The Squishable Baby (Review)

    Hershey Wishes and Kisses (Review)

    February 11

    Christy’s Houseful of Chaos (Review & Author Interview)

    Lakshmi Gosyne (Book Excerpt)

    February 12

    Christy’s Cozy Corners (Review)

    Dawn’s Disaster (Review & Guest Post)

    February 13

    Manic Mama of 2 (Review)

    The Adventures of Lovable Lobo (Author Interview)

    February 14

    Domestic Randomness (Review)

    The Dragyn’s Lair (Review)

    February 15

    Crystal’s Tiny Treasures (Review)

    February 16

    Heart of a Philanthropist (Review)


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