Pragmatic MomThe Logonauts
A Book Long Enough
Spark and Pook
Hits and Misses
Hello! Welcome to the May 2016 Kid Lit Blog Hop. This exciting,monthly hop, is where we develop an engaged group of people who love everything that has to do with children's literature. Everyone is welcome to join us: bloggers, authors, publicist, and publishers!
Simply make a post related to Children’s literature and add it to the linky. (Please make sure to add your direct post only) If you are an author, feel free just to link to your blog.
Once you are done, then hop around to visit others. Please follow the co-host and visit at least the two people above your link. Please leave a comment when you do visit, we all like those.
Also, it would be appreciated if you grab the Kid Lit Blog Hop Badge and display it on your blog and/or your post.
We would also be grateful if you tweet about the blog hop. Let’s grow this wonderful community.
Our next hop will be June 15, 2016. The hostess will be around to see you. Happy Hopping!
Reading Authors, Hostess
Pragmatic MomThe Logonauts
A Book Long Enough
Spark and Pook
Hits and Misses
By L.A. Remenicky
Re-Release Date: May 17, 2016
Published by Lavish Publishing
Genre ~ Romantic Suspense
They found each other. Then the killer found them.
Detective Jackson “Jax” McKenna walks into a psychologist’s office and finds that the doctor bears a striking resemblance to his first love, Lainie, who disappeared ten years ago after their disastrous first date ended in violence.
Dr. Elizabeth Parker is really Elaine Wilson, Jax’s Lainie. She’s been in hiding since the night that changed both their lives. Jax discovers the truth when the killer lets Lainie know he’s found her. When Jax and Lainie go on the run to keep Lainie safe, old feelings resurface as the killer threatens their lives. Can Jax save Lainie and help her stay Invisible?
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1qgIaJY
The name on the file folder, J. McKenna, gave me a chill. He had been wounded in the line of duty—shot by a bank robbery suspect. Seeing the name reminded me of where I came from and why the need for hiding existed. I pushed the memories down. I’m not that person anymore. That person doesn’t exist. It wasn’t necessary to touch the necklace underneath my sweater as a reminder, but it had become a nervous habit. The locket was the only thing I had kept from that life.
The door opened and Sheila showed my patient in. As my eyes met his, my heart stopped for what seemed like hours. After reading the file, I was afraid of this. How many Jackson McKenna’s could there be? The hair is shorter and the face is older, but it’s him. I would know those eyes anywhere. Jackson McKenna. He was my first love and indirectly, the reason I had to use a cane to walk farther than across the room.
I cleared my throat and stood, reaching out to shake his hand as I would with any new patient, hoping he didn’t recognize me.
“I’m Dr. Parker. Please make yourself comfortable, Officer McKenna, and we can get started.”
When I realized his right arm was in a sling and we couldn’t shake hands, I dropped mine back to my side. Picking up my notepad and pen, I hoped he didn’t see the way my hands were shaking.
“It’s actually Detective, not Officer.”
He sat on the couch across from me, observing with those hazel eyes that have haunted my dreams for ten years, and then he shook his head.
“You remind me of someone I used to know a long time ago.”
Other books by L.A. Remenicky
Saving Cassie (Fairfield Corners #1)
Amazon US: http://goo.gl/qXc7pb
24 Symbols http://smarturl.it/SavingCassie24Symb
Ragan’s Song (Fairfield Corners Book Two)
Amazon US: http://goo.gl/GegPZG
24 Symbols https://goo.gl/AzYgF6
Sensual Diversions: 14 Sexy Shorts
Amazon US: http://goo.gl/pLWVkF
Amazon US: http://goo.gl/gNKALP
The December Awethology Dark Volume
Amazon US: http://goo.gl/VKZSsC
L.A. Remenicky ~ Love Stories With A Twist
L.A. Remenicky is a forty-something wife and mother of three fur kids. A payroll professional by day, she writes out the stories in her head by night.
An avid reader all her life, she finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) during NaNoWriMo in 2012 and has never looked back. When she’s not typing away on her latest story with music playing in the background, she can usually be found spending time with her family and friends.
About the Book
Title: How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid | Author: Mick Bogerman | Publisher: Slug Pie Stories, LLC | Publishing Date: July 21, 2014 | Genre: Children's Action Adventure | Number of Pages: 156
All Mick Bogerman wanted to do was teach his little brother how to swim in the coolest swimming pool in town. He didn’t ask to take care of a bunch of Sea-Monkeys while he was there. He certainly didn’t mean to morph one of them into a mermaid by feeding it genetically enhanced super food. No one is more surprised than Mick when the creature starts luring unsuspecting adults into the deep end of the pool. Adults who don’t resurface.
Join Mick as he battles a powerful adversary: a bloodthirsty mermaid who hypnotizes with a golden gaze, shatters glass with a piercing shriek, and reveals her true menacing self by the light of a full moon.
Let the mermaid re-education begin. Toss most everything you know about mermaids right into the trash. They are not sweet girls with fish tales who sing pretty songs. They are ugly, red-scaled gorillas. They hypnotize you with their eyes and shatter glass with a shriek. But worst of the worst, they can shred you with their razor claws into bite-sized pieces. And they are always hungry. If one of them lands in your swimming pool you better read my simple steps for How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid. ~Mick Bogerman
Watch the book video for the first book in the series, How to Navigate Zombie Cave and Defeat Pirate Pete
How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid is an extraordinarily funny and wildly entertaining adventure that will leave readers eager for more.
With the zombie mishap still fresh in his mind, Mick is determined to teach his brother Finley to swim so when he finds out his preppy and not into manual labor rich friend, PJ is ordered to mow his own lawn Mick's brain hatches an idea. He offers to mow PJ's lawn and all PJ has to do is let Mick use the swimming pool to teach Finley how to swim. Sounds like a pretty simple trade, right? It should have been had a tiny gentle sea-monkey, turned bloodthirsty mermaid not taken up residence in the pool. And to make matters worse she seems to enjoy "collecting" adults. PJ won't let Mick harm the mermaid, but something has to be done. Can the three devise a plan before anymore adults go missing?
This is such a great read. I found the zany action and hair brained ideas the boys come up with to deal with the mermaid amusing, but I was a little freaked out by the missing adults. The author has a vivid imagination and it definitely shines through in this fantastic creation. He does such a wonderful job of capturing his readers through expressive detail and brilliant characters. Although, clearly fiction (I hope or my swimming pool days are over) the author writes his story in such a way that it becomes believable adding to the entertainment. Perfect for reluctant readers, especially boys.
I highly recommend picking up a copy of How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid.
About the Author
Mickey "Mick" Bogerman has lived in Beachwood, North Carolina all his life. Mostly he tries to stay out of trouble, but mostly trouble seems to find him anyway. He has a knack for antagonizing scary creatures and girls, not necessarily in that order.
Mick's favorite subjects in school are science (slime, rockets, bugs, and rocks-- what's not to like?), gym class (running, climbing, throwing-- more stuff to like), and reading (yay Mr. Corcoran lets him read whatever he likes-- like comic books).
Speaking of comic books, Mick's favorites are X-Men, Demon Knights, Spiderman and Batman.
**Visit Mick and his friends at www.slugpiestories.com for book discussion guides, favorite family recipes, zombie killing tips and tricks, fan art, and more...
**Sign up for the quarterly newsletter/giveaway at
Too much to type? Use this URL instead: http://bit.ly/1xnbkdp
How to Rid Your Swimming Pool of a Bloodthirsty Mermaid
Like What You See?