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About MarisaRose

Favorite book: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Currently reading:

  • The Water Trade
      by Rob Smith
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 15, 2017

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Rob Smith has lived through many incarnations and has traveled as many paths. From soldier to stockbroker, dishwasher to corporate vice-president, musician, writer, parent, friend and lover, he brings elements of it all to his historical novel, The Water Trade. Rob Smith lives and writes in San Diego."

  • Chiara
      by Sabri g. Bebawi
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    Officially rated 1 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 14, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Sabri Bebawi, born in 1956 in Fayoum, Egypt. He attended law school at Cairo University. He left Egypt for the United Kingdom. Oxford University invited him during last year of Law School. He never returned to Egypt. A few years later, after living and working as a journalist in England, Italy, France, and Cyprus, he took political refuge in the United States. He has been teaching ESL, English, Journalism, and graduate Educational Technology courses. He studied for more graduate work at UCLA and got a PhD degree in Philosophy, English Education and Distance Learning from Capella University. Although English is his third language, Bebawi has published many articles, books, and essays on eclectic topics. It has always been his ambition to write novels. This is his second try; his first has been successful; God on Trial has won several awards including a British Literary Award in 2015. That English is a third language to Bebawi, writing a novel has always been preoccupying and challenging. As a child, Sabri Bebawi struggled to make sense of the world and of human nature. He knew of the human condition. As he grew older, and studied law, and the “not so holy” books, he developed a more pragmatic and sensible stance; the world became just a mirage, an illusion and a mere phantasm. Bebawi waits for that to come day when religions, conformity, capitalism, republicanism, and corrupt governments are eradicated. He believes in John Lennon’s immortal lyrics, “Imagine.”"

  • Last Entry
      by Rick Will
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 5, 2017

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Rick Will is a professional archaeologist. Many of the details of this novel are real and based on personal experiences...except for the one about being attacked and eaten by a polar bear!"

  • The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959)
      by David J Castello
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 30, 2016

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "The Diary Of An Immortal (1945-1959) is David J Castello's debut novel. He has written hundreds of articles for the CCIN dotCOM network (Whisky, Nashville, Bullion, Palm Springs, etc) On December 7, 2016, The Daily Beast published his story "The Man Who Tried To Stop Pearl Harbor" to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the attack. Born in the Bronx, David J Castello currently resides in Nashville."

  • Criminal Enterprise
      by Jason C Myers
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 15, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Jason Myers is a mortgage broker who was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. He has published several books specific to the mortgage industry. Criminal Enterprise is Myers’s first fiction novel, and the first of a series of crime novels."

  • The Skye in June
      by June Ahern
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 11, 2017

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "June was born in Glasgow, Scotland before emigrating to San Francisco, California with her family. She has had an adventurous and interesting time as a metaphysical teacher, psychic medium, life coach, and author which she endeavors to bring to her writings. June lives on the California coast with her family and pets."

  • The Shack
      by Peter van Schie
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 8, 2017

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Peter van Schie is a retired secondary school teacher. He migrated to Australia from Indonesia with his family to Australia in 1951. His interest in writing stems from occupying himself intellectually in his retirement and he has also written another manuscript not published, recounting his life in Indonesia during WW2 as seen through his older brother's eyes and also his own postwar. He lives in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia."

  • Hibernation
      by SJ Epps
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 6, 2017

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "SJ Epps, a native of Tennessee, publishes works based on current events and controversial, world-changing topics that bridge a love of things past with the ever-changing modern world. Raised in Mississippi, author SJ Epps took to storytelling at an early age, cultivating her curiosities and creative mind through writing and by age 35 had penned and published a first novel."

  • Northdale
      by Robert L. Nelis
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 26, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Robert L. Nelis began his writing career as he commuted to and from his job as a municipal official in Chicago suburbs, creating characters and laying out plots as he drove and sketching them out later. Now retired, he enjoys having time to write the stories he planned over his twenty-five years of commuting. Robert has a Masters degree in urban planning and policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago where he also served as adjunct faculty. He lives with his wife of forty-one years in a 110-year-old house in Chicago where they raised their three children. Robert and his wife have four grandchildren, all of whom they love to spoil."

  • Hyde's Corner
      by J B Bergstad
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 18, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Salesman, trucker, firefighter, Guest Relations Department Supervisor for a major television network, and thirty years of management and entrepreneurial experience in the field of transportation-logistics are among J B Bergstad’s former career pursuits. He is finalizing his work on the Hyde's Corner Trilogy. Two of the three Hyde books are completed and available in both eBook and Paperback formats. J B’s published novels appear on Amazon, B&N, and other major bookseller websites and his short stories have appeared in the Jimson Journal, Midwest Literary Magazine, The Quill, Indie Searchlight, Scissors and Spackle, Pedigru Review, The Monarch Review and Feathered Flounder."

  • a private war
      by Perry cockerell
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published November 16, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "Perry Cockerell (1955 - ) was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas although his ancestors were some of the original settlers of the cities of Dallas and Cockrell Hill. He is a practicing attorney in Texas handling civil and appellate litigation and is a retired Navy Reserve Commander who served on active duty during three wars during his military career. A frequent author and speaker in the legal circles, his book "A Private War" is his first novel. This work of fiction was inspired by the life of Ollie Stewart, the first black journalist to cover the European Campaign during World War II. The novel includes appearances of many journalists who were assigned to cover the African and European campaigns as well as military and political figures who were blended as background into the book's merging plots. Cockerell loves to write legal briefs and present arguments in the appellate courts. He says that he will he never retire and will practice law and publish up to his last days and he hopes to argue a case in the United States Supreme Court."

  • Hawk's Flight
      by Ronald E. Holtman
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published November 25, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "The author is a graduate of Denison University and Case Western Reserve Law School. Following college, he spent four years as a JAG officer in the US Air Force. He is retired from the practice of law in Wooster, Ohio."

  • Bloody Gullets
      by Michael Golvach
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published November 21, 2016

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Mike Golvach is a freelance writer and editor, living in Grayslake, IL. He is the author of several novels, screenplays and many short stories. Visit him on the web at mikegolvach dot com"

  • The Sean
      by Michael sheahan
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 13, 2016

    Genre: Historical Fiction
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    About the Author: "I was born in Dublin, Ireland, on June 5, 1964. I spent my early childhood years living in Glenbiegh, County Kerry, my father’s birthplace, then, as a teenager, I moved to North Tipperary and later to South Tipp. I am currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area where I work as a carpenter. I was accustomed to listening to traditional storytelling during his childhood years in Glenbiegh. I lived at the foot of the Kerry Mountains at the end of a country road where the locals had no cars nor televisions. During the seventies, telling stories around the fireplace was still in evidence in remote parts of Ireland. Donkey carts and turf baskets ruled the back roads of Glenbiegh where the goats’ baaing and cats' screeching were really the banshee."

  • Murder on Haint Branch
      by Eva McCall
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    Officially rated 4 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published December 9, 2016

    Genre: C/T/M/H
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    About the Author: "Eva McCall is the author of the popular Edge of Heaven, Children of the Mountain, Lucy's Recipe for Mountain Living and Murder on Haint Branch books. Eva is a native of Franklin North Carolina, spending her childhood with the grandmother that she protrays in her books, Lucy Davenport Carpenter. Since the release of her earlier books, which have sold thousands of copies, many fans awaited the release of "Murder on Haint Branch," which Eva says was the most fun writing."

  • The Payback Game
      by Tempe Brown
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 19, 2017

    Genre: Other Fiction
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    About the Author: "Tempe Brown is a native of Oklahoma. She is a former magazine editor and is the author of an enhanced historical novel entitled, “The Seed” and a children’s book called, “The Little Dirt People”. She has gained international recognition as a speaker for the Gideons International and is the South Carolina Regional Speaker Trainer (RST) for Stonecroft Ministries. She currently resides in Greenville, SC."

  • Crumbling Walls
      by Laura Strandt
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    Officially rated 3 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 15, 2017

    Genre: Young Adult
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    About the Author: "Laura’s Version I love books, plain and simple. After devouring them for decades and telling stories to myself for years, I decided to take up the NaNoWriMo challenge in 2006 to try my hand at actually writing things down. Dave, my cousin/best friend/partner in crime for the last 36 years, then spent our two-week vacation to the Grand Canyon reading it. Fast forward to 2012. I still love books and thanks to NaNoWriMo, I have written six more (so far). I’m a children’s librarian by day (and some evenings) but by night (and lunch hour), I am a writer. It’s totally the most perfect thing in the world: deadlines, writer’s block and all, including Dave’s hounding to change a paragraph, chapter or whole character personality because it’s crap. I wouldn’t change a second of it and hope that you’ll read my book over and over again, so, like many of my own books, it needs liberal amounts of duct tape to hold the cover on and the pages in. Dave’s Version From a very early age, books and reading were very important to Laura Strandt. As a child she would sit up reading Little House on the Prairie with her mom before bed. During her adolescence years she discovered the joy and excitement that can be found in stories such as the Chronicles of Narnia, Choose Your Own Adventure series, and the Dark is Rising series. She was an early fan of the Harry Potter series before it became the world-wide phenomena that it is today. It was clear to everyone who knew her where she belonged and upon graduation from college she entered her career as a children’s librarian. While reading was a passion of hers from very early on, writing didn’t start until later in life. Originally she wrote for fun on fan fiction websites for one of her favorite shows ever, X-Files. Here she discovered that not only did she enjoy writing, she was good at it. This would lead her to taking up the challenge presented by National Novel Writing Month (nanowrimo) in 2006. This effort would produce the earliest draft of what would become Crumbling Walls. The rest, as they say, is history."

  • Crossing in Time
      by D.L. Orton
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    Officially rated 2 out of 4!
    View official review by MarisaRose - Published January 15, 2017

    Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy
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    About the Author: "USA BEST BOOK AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR D. L. ORTON lives in the Rocky Mountains where she and her husband are raising three boys, a golden retriever, two Siberian cats, and an extremely long-lived Triops. In her spare time, she's building a time machine so that someone can go back and do the laundry."

  • For the Love of Suzanne
      by Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill

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