Friday, September 18, 2020

Sophia Rose Reviews: Dash Diet for Two: 125 Heart Healthy Recipes by Rosanne Rush

Today I'm welcoming Sophia Rose back to the blog to share her review of this heart healthy cook book.

DASH Diet For Two: 125 Heart-Healthy Recipes to Lower Your Blood Pressure by Rosanne Rush

Non-Fiction, Cooking

Publisher:  Rockridge Press

Published: 7.28.20

Pages: 308


Rating: 4.5

Format: eARC

Source:  Callisto Publishing

Sellers:  Amazon

Add To: GoodReads  


GoodReads Blurb:

DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute that is proven to help control high blood pressure. The 125 simple, tasty recipes in DASH Diet for Two are specifically designed for two people—making it easy for you to keep your household healthy, work together as a team, and avoid food waste.

End the accumulation of half-used ingredients in your cabinets as well as wasted leftovers with delicious recipes like Chicken Piccata and No-Bake Mad DASH Cookies, perfectly portioned to promote two healthy hearts. Discover inexpensive, reasonable, and balanced recipes for two, and improve your diet and your lifestyle.

Inside DASH Diet for Two you’ll learn:

80% Rule—There are no you-absolutely-can-never-eat-that rules in this book. Try sticking to the eating style most of the time (meaning 80 percent or more).
Studies show—The DASH diet has been ranked Best Diet Overall for eight years in a row by U.S. News and World Report.
Even more benefits—A DASH diet plan doesn’t just lower blood pressure; it can also help you control your weight, manage blood sugar, and lower cholesterol.
Team up against high blood pressure with DASH Diet for Two.


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Showcase Straight From The Horse's Mouth by MERYEM ALAOUI Translated by EMMA RAMADAN

 Ah today I have another offering from my favorite Indie Other Press, Straight From The Horse's Mouth by MERYEM ALAOUI Translated by EMMA RAMADAN. A debut novel about a present day Moroccan sex worker where it was first published in France it received high marks.

ISBN-13: 978-1-892746-79-5
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 9-15-2020
Length: 304pp
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/IndieBound



This hilarious, colorful portrait of a sex worker navigating life in modern Morocco introduces a promising new literary voice.

Thirty-four-year-old prostitute Jmiaa reflects on the bustling world around her with a brutal honesty, but also a quick wit that cuts through the drudgery. Like many of the women in her working-class Casablanca neighborhood, Jmiaa struggles to earn enough money to support herself and her family—often including the deadbeat husband who walked out on her and their young daughter. While she doesn’t despair about her profession like her roommate, Halima, who reads the Quran between clients, she still has to maintain a delicate balance between her reality and the “respectable” one she paints for her own more conservative mother.

This daily grind is interrupted by the arrival of an aspiring young director, Chadlia, whom Jmiaa takes to calling “Horse Mouth.” Chadlia enlists Jmiaa’s help on a film project, initially just to make sure the plot and dialogue are authentic. But when she’s unable to find an actress who’s right for the starring role, she turns again to Jmiaa, giving the latter an incredible opportunity for a better life.

In her breakout debut novel, Meryem Alaoui creates a vibrant picture of the day-to-day challenges faced by working people in Casablanca, which they meet head-on with resourcefulness and resilience.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

My YouTube review with Lisa Daily

Hey gang click to see an interview that author/publicist/writing coach Lisa Daily conducted with me for her YouTube channel

Part 2 coming 9-21!

Monday, September 14, 2020

#GIVEAWAY Review The Nowhere Witch Interview with author Donna Augustine

Today I'm welcoming fave fantasy author Donna Augustine to The Reading Frenzy to chat about her new release, book 2 in her Tales of Xest series, The Nowhere Witch. Plus she's generously sponsoring a #Giveaway, details below.
Enjoy our conversation and my review!

Publisher: Strong Hold Publishing
Release Date: 8-28-2020
Length: 296pp
Source: Author for review
Tales of Xest #2
Buy It: $2.99 @ Amazon/B&N/IndieBound


Getting back to Xest was the easy part. It’s staying here that seems to be the problem.

I have three hags, also known as Xest Immigration, hot on my tail trying to deport me back to Salem. The wall I built in the Unsettled Lands is in jeopardy. Hawk, a man who was once my ally, can’t decide if he wants to lead the horde trying to drive me out or kiss me. Not to mention, everyone keeps calling me the Nowhere witch, and I’ve got a bad feeling it’s not a compliment.

But when the betrayals start rolling in, I realize I’ve got bigger problems. Staying alive becomes the most important issue of the day.

Giveaway is for one e-copy of

 The Whimsy Witch Who Wasn't
Book #1 in The Tales of Xest
Open Internationally
Please Use Rafflecopter form to enter
Good Luck

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Showcase Marlene by PHILIPPE DJIAN Translated by MARK POLIZZOTTI

It's been a while since I showcased a read from my favorite Indie Boutique Publisher, Other Press so I'm excited to Showcase an interesting psychological novel already a bestseller in France, Marlene by Philippe Djian translated by Mark Polizzotti.

ISBN-13:  978-1-59051-987-5
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: 9-8-2020
Length: 208 pp


In this electrifying psychological drama, two veterans readjusting to civilian life find their friendship tested when ugly truths come to light.

Yemen. Iraq. Afghanistan. After returning from combat to a quiet garrison town, Dan and Richard struggle in their different ways to regain a sense of normality. Dan, desperate to prove to his bourgeois neighbors that he isn’t the violent, unstable veteran they’d expect, sticks to a rigorous routine and keeps his head down. Richard, on the other hand, doesn’t resist his impulses, repeatedly flouting the law and spending money he doesn’t have. All the while, his home life is gradually falling apart—unbeknownst to him, his wife has been having an affair, and his teenaged daughter is becoming increasingly distant and even hostile.

The arrival of Richard’s sister-in-law, Marlene—a woman with a reputation for sleeping around and bringing bad luck wherever she goes—threatens to destroy what little peace the two men have, calling into question their seemingly unbreakable bond.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

#GIVEAWAY - Review -The Tory Interview with - TJ London - Audio Blitz Caffeinated PR

THE TORY written by T. J. London and narrated by Shane East, Tara Langella, Marnye Young and Patrick Zeller is now available for audio everywhere! Listen to a sample and enter to win The Tory Prize package.

The first in The Rebels and Redcoats Saga this historical tale has suspense, war, romance and more.
Enjoy my review and an exclusive interview with TJ London

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Showcase Tie Die by Max Tomlinson #Oceanview Publishing

The unofficial start of fall is here with Labor Day over and what better way to celebrate than with a new Recent Historical Thriller just out by Max Tomlinson called Tie Die.

ISBN-13: 978-1608093434
Publisher: Oceanview
Release Date: 9-8-2020
Length: 320 pp
Colleen Hayes #2


Back in London’s swinging '60s, Steve Cook was teen idol number one. But that changed when a sixteen-year-old fan was found dead in his hotel room bed. Steve’s career came to a crashing halt after he was dumped by his record company and arrested. Now, in 1978 San Francisco, Steve works construction, still dreaming of a comeback.

Until his eleven-year-old daughter is kidnapped.

Steve turns to one person for help: Colleen Hayes. She was quite a fan herself, back in the day. And she knows what it’s like to be on the wrong side of the law and live in judgement for the rest of your life.

It doesn’t take Colleen long to realize something fishy is going on with the kidnapping of Melanie Cook. What transpires is a harrowing journey through a music industry rife with corruption and crime. Colleen’s search takes her through San Francisco’s underbelly and all the way to '70s London, where she discovers a thread leading back to the death of a forgotten fan in Steve’s hotel room.

Perfect for fans of Harlan Coben’s noir suspense