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Blog Tour: Review – The Quaker State Affair by Dan Romain #Thriller

Title: The Quaker State Affair
Author: Dan Romain
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Publication Date: November 2011
Pages: 375
Genre: Political, Thriller, Techno-thriller

Book Description:
What happens when “some day” finally arrives?

A mysterious explosion in Taiwan. Nuclear secrets stolen from Los Alamos. China’s manifest destiny at hand.

In the near future, America and China go head-to-head in a battle of technological bluffs, setting in motion a chain of events that could lead to skyrocketing oil prices, the end of the dollar, the American way of life, and the republic itself. The only man who might have an answer in the midst of the international crisis is Patrick “Mac” McDaniels, a world-renowned physicist who wants nothing to do with the government. Has he been conducting revolutionary energy research in secret? And if so, will McDaniels be America’s salvation—or its ruin?

My Opinion:
Awesome thriller. The way Dan tells this, I swear I don’t want it to ever happen. You can envision this happening and I guess that’s whats makes this such a great thriller. The real factor. It makes you notice things that are happening in the world around you now and the what if’s start to come to mind. This is a fast paced, action packed thriller from beginning to end. You never felt that you missed anything and everything was well written and explained. Dan keeps you reading with science and the real plausibility of the plot. You will be turning the pages to find out the ending. The characters were intriguing and entertaining. I for one will be looking for more books by Dan. Great read!

I give The Quaker State Affair by Dan Romain 4.5 of 5 Stars.

About the Author:
Dan Romain is a nationally recognized business consultant who built one of the most successful insurance firms in the country. A graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economics Society, he currently resides in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Lori, their two children, Danielle and Brian, and their black Labrador, Kona. He has been widely credited as one of the few who accurately predicted the economic melt down.

Connect with the Author:

The Quaker State Affair website: http://www.thequakerstateaffair.com/

Dan Romain’s business website: http://www.brokerspath.com/

Tribute Books Blog Tours Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tribute-Books-Blog-Tours/242431245775186

The Quaker State Affair blog tour site: http://thequakerstateaffair.blogspot.com/

Purchasing Links: Amazon, Barnes & Nobles, The Book Depository, MyBookOrders.com

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes only as part of the blog tour by Tribute Books Blog Tours. All opinions are my own. All information on the book and the author can be found at the authors website.

The Reverse Graffiti Gallery – Green Works #Sweepstakes!

Spring cleaning is in the air and what better way to do that then with Green Works? They have so many products to choose from to go green and to get you cleaning! What’s even more exciting is they are hosting a giveaway on their Facebook page! Clean, Win – Win, Clean – has a ring to it doesn’t it?

On May 29th, Green Works is making one of Los Angeles’ grimiest alleys beautiful through the power of their cleaning products. Green Works is currently running a sweepstakes where one per person will win an all-expenses paid trip to LA to see their Reverse Graffiti Gallery where an artist uses Green Works products to create art on dirty spaces in LA. I can’t tell you how amazing I think that is. I hear the artist does fantastic work. You can see more about the sweepstakes on Green Works Facebook page.

You can read all about The Reverse Graffiti Gallery – HERE.

Also, while you are on Green Works Facebook page make sure you grab their $1 off coupon for a bottle of Green Works! Don’t forget to share it with all your friends so they can save on their cleaning!


Amazing isn’t it?

Disclaimer: I received a promotional item for this post. All opinions are my own. All product information can be found at the Green Works website.

Waiting on Wednesday {4}


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

Welcome to my forth Waiting on Wednesday!

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Blurb from Goodreads: The demon Lilith has been destroyed and Jace has been freed from her captivity. But when the Shadowhunters arrive to rescue him, they find only blood and broken glass. Not only is the boy Clary loves missing–but so is the boy she hates, Sebastian, the son of her father Valentine: a son determined to succeed where their father failed, and bring the Shadowhunters to their knees.

No magic the Clave can summon can locate either boy, but Jace cannot stay away—not from Clary. When they meet again Clary discovers the horror Lilith’s dying magic has wrought—Jace is no longer the boy she loved. He and Sebastian are now bound to each other, and Jace has become what he most feared: a true servant of Valentine’s evil. The Clave is determined to destroy Sebastian, but there is no way to harm one boy without destroying the other. Will the Shadowhunters hesitate to kill one of their own?

Only a small band of Clary and Jace’s friends and family believe that Jace can still be saved — and that the fate of the Shadowhunters’ future may hinge on that salvation. They must defy the Clave and strike out on their own. Alec, Magnus, Simon and Isabelle must work together to save Jace: bargaining with the sinister Faerie Queen, contemplating deals with demons, and turning at last to the Iron Sisters, the reclusive and merciless weapons makers for the Shadowhunters, who tell them that no weapon on this earth can sever the bond between Sebastian and Jace. Their only chance of cutting Jace free is to challenge Heaven and Hell — a risk that could claim any, or all, of their lives.

And they must do it without Clary. For Clary has gone into the heart of darkness, to play a dangerous game utterly alone. The price of losing the game is not just her own life, but Jace’s soul. She’s willing to do anything for Jace, but can she even still trust him? Or is he truly lost? What price is too high to pay, even for love?

Darkness threatens to claim the Shadowhunters in the harrowing fifth book of the Mortal Instruments series,

***OK, I haven’t read the series yet. But, I do have everyone of the books except this one. I do plan on getting it and I do plan on reading the whole series back to back. =) ***

What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

Leave your link in the comments so I can come check it out! I love learning about new books!

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