MONDAY READING RECOMMENDATIONS: ‘Funky Little Monkey’ by Debbie Buttar

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Funky Little Monkey
by Debbie Buttar

Published by Blue Star Books

Follow the entertaining journey of a little monkey that expresses himself in a unique way! This funny little monkey is laughed at because he is different from other monkeys. What could he do that’s so different? He loves to disco dance! Enjoy Funky Little Monkey in this fun and rhyming picture book as he finally gets his chance to feel accepted in a very unlikely place.

 

Debbie Buttar was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania but relocated to the South after graduating from the University of South Carolina. Debbie and her husband, Dr. Rashid Buttar, live together on their farm with their sons and daughter. The animals on their farm include horses, miniature donkeys, cows, llamas, goats, dogs, cats, and a chinchilla. Her husband’s clinic specializes in effectively treating patients whom the medical community has failed or given up on, with a special emphasis on cancer patients and children diagnosed with autism. A portion of the proceeds of this book go to AMESPA Children’s Research and Treatment Foundation, which her husband started for the medical treatment of children suffering from these and other conditions traditionally considered to be untreatable.

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NEW HISTORICAL FICTION from Nancy Blanton: ‘Sharavogue’

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Sharavogue
by Nancy Blanton

Published by iUniverse, 11/5/2012
eBook, paperback, hardcover


It is December of 1649 and England’s uncrowned king, Oliver Cromwell, leads his brutal army across Ireland to eliminate a violent rebellion. Fifteen-year-old Elvy Burke, the daughter of a great warrior, wants only one thing—to live her destiny as a leader and defender of her country. While waiting anxiously in her village, Elvy receives word that Cromwell and his cavalry are on the way. As she hears the thunderous hooves approaching, Elvy has already decided she will not give up easily.

When Cromwell cruelly beheads a village boy, Elvy vows to avenge the killing by destroying Cromwell. After fleeing from the general’s soldiers, Elvy aligns with a Scottish outlaw whose schemes send them headlong into a tumultuous journey across the sea to the West Indies, where she becomes an indentured servant for the fledgling sugar plantation Sharavogue. Knowing she will surely be killed if she attempts to escape, Elvy learns to survive in her new life—and soon discovers the depth of her own strengths and emotions.

Sharavogue is the compelling historical tale of one girl’s incredible journey through the lawless lands of the West Indies as she fights her way back to Ireland to confront her sworn enemy and claim her destiny.

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Born in Miami, Florida, Nancy Blanton is a corporate communications professional and former journalist. She wrote and illustrated a children’s book, The Curios Adventure of Roodle Jones, produced two corporate history books and two interactive timelines. Sharavogue is her first novel. Her blog, My Lady’s Closet, covers history, writing, and related experiences.

Available in eBook, Paperback, and Hardcover formats at:
– Amazon
– Barnes & Noble
– iUniverse
– IndeBound

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PRAISE FOR SHARAVOGUE

Blanton has accomplished what I think all writers of good historical fiction should. She has accurately portrayed a time in history with a real flare, serendipitously teaching her readers as she keeps them utterly captivated with her characters. Her descriptions of places and events is so vivid that it is easy to imagine being on the sugar plantation or sailing across the ocean.

– LAS Reviewer

Blanton ranks right up there with Cornwell, Scarrow, and Rutherfurd in making history enjoyable and dare I say even exciting! Looking forward to further books from her.

– Amazon Reader Review

This book kept me up nights. Every time I thought I could put it down something happened that made me read on. A very enjoyable first novel.

– Christine W.