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Moses has always felt like an outsider in his powerful Egyptian family,
even though his close relationship with Ramses, the prince of Egypt, and
their cousin Pentu keeps him entwined in the dealings of royalty. But
when their youthful antics get them in trouble, the Pharaoh decides it’s
time for all three of them to grow up and own their respective
responsibilities. Now betrothed to a woman he cares nothing for, Moses
wonders where his life is headed.
Miriam, a Hebrew slave, lives with a secret she cannot share with
anyone. And though it has been eighteen years since she saved her baby
brother, she is constantly getting in trouble for spying on him. In a
desperate attempt to control Miriam, her older brother, Aaron, and her
father look to find her a husband, something Miriam has never been
interested in—until Caleb, a young, handsome man, confesses his feelings
for her and asks her father for her hand in marriage.
When Libya advances on Egypt, Moses and Miriam are suddenly thrown
together as the Egyptian royals and soldiers flee. Hebrew slaves are
forced to defend the kingdom, and Miriam and Caleb are enlisted under
Moses’s direction. Moses quickly sees there is more to this downtrodden
people than what he’s been taught. When he witnesses the atrocities
enacted against the slaves, he realizes he must leave—he must find out
who he really is.
A gripping account of the events that lead to Moses’s flight into the wilderness, The Moses Chronicles: Bondage will
take you back to a rich period of history replete with scandal, strife,
love, and hope as God prepares a prophet to lead His chosen people.
My Review If I ever get the opportunity to read and review a book by Heather Moore I take it. I know that I will be reading a fantastic story that is well developed, impeccably researched, and will also have an engaging story that will be impossible to set down.
This first book in the Moses Chronicles exactly fits my description above. If you think that it will be your typical story of Moses and the Ten Commandments, you would be wrong, and you probably have never read anything before that Heather has written. It always amazes me how Heather can take a story of a character that has been written previously, in this case a biblical character, and makes the story seem brand new. Bondage is the story of not only Moses, but his sister Miriam and his Egyptian mother Bithiah. I was thrilled to see this book written by the Point of View of Moses and two very incredibly strong women. Bondage has the perfect combination of action and romance. Each character from Moses, to Miriam, and even Ramses, are so well developed that you emotionally attach to them and become so vested in their stories.
Honestly, once I started reading Bondage I could not put it down. I came home from work and read while I exercised, ate my dinner, talked to my kids, talked on the phone...I'm talented that way! The only problem I can see with this book is that the second book is not right here for me to read! I believe it should be coming out in the fall. This book receives 5 stars from me which I don't give out all that often, but it so richly deserves it. Give this book a chance, and you will be the one who will be enriched by reading such a wonderfully written story.
Heather B. Moore is the USA Today bestseller and
award-winning author of more than a dozen historical novels which are
set in Ancient Arabia and Mesoamerica. She is not old and doesn’t
remember the time period, so Google has become a great friend. Although
she has spent several years living in the Middle East, she prefers to
forget the smells. Heather writes her historicals and thrillers under
the pen name H.B. Moore. She also writes women’s fiction, romance, and
inspirational non-fiction under Heather B. Moore, including The Newport
Ladies Book Club, the Amazon bestselling anthology series A Timeless
Romance Anthology, the Aliso Creek series, and the USA Today bestseller Heart of the Ocean. Heather graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in
Fashion Merchandising and minor in Business Management–which has
absolutely nothing to do with writing novels. But at least she can
balance a mean checkbook and color-coordinate her kids’ school clothes.
I'm so excited to reveal to you the cover of a new series by one of my favorite authors J. Scott Savage. The new book is called...
Mysteries of Cove, book 1: Fires of Invention.
Here is the amazing cover:
Read what the story is about:
STEAMPUNK! Plus Dragons!
Colman is a creative thirteen-year-old boy with a knack for all things
mechanical. But his talents are viewed with suspicion in Cove, a
steam-powered city built inside a mountain. In Cove, creativity is a
crime and "invention" is
a curse word. Kallista Babbage is a repair technician and daughter of
the notorious Leo Babbage, whose father died in an explosion-an event
the leaders of Cove point to as an example of the danger of creativity.
together, Trenton and Kallista learn that Leo Babbage was developing a
secret project before he perished. Following clues he left behind, they
begin to assemble a strange machine that is unlikely anything they've
ever seen before.
They soon discover that what they are building may threaten every truth
their city is founded on-and quite possibly their very lives.
How did J.Scott Savage come up with this awesome idea? Here is what he had to say about that:
"Like many of my books, the inspiration for my new series
Fires of Invention came
from the collision of two ideas. The first time the story occurred to
me was while I was watching the musical Wicked with my wife. The moment I
walked into the theater and saw the huge mechanical dragon above the
thought, Wow! I have to write a story about that! A few weeks later, I
was talking with my nephew, who is probably the most creative kid I
know, but whose inventiveness often gets him into trouble, and I
thought, What if a kid who had the talents of my nephew
lived in a world where creativity was against the law? What if the kids
were building . . . a steam-powered dragon? Bam! I had my story.
by great feedback from my agent, Michael Bourret, my good friend and
author James Dashner, my publisher, Chris Schoebinger, and the song
“Warriors” by Imagine Dragons, I wrote the entire first draft of the
first volume in the series,
Mysteries of Cove in four weeks. This book is unlike anything I have
ever written. There are elements of City of Ember, Dragon Riders, and
Hugo in it all mashed up together in a world I fell in love with from
the moment I started writing.
think what’s most exciting to me about this book is that it’s about
giving yourself the freedom to imagine. To take chances. Too often we
limit ourselves by only trying things we’re confident we can succeed at
when what we need to do
is give ourselves permission to fail. Often it is when we attempt
things with no idea of how we can possibly pull them off that we achieve
our greatest successes."
Add this book to your goodreads list!
Meet the Author: J. Scott Savage
Scott Savage is the author of the Farworld middle grade fantasy series
and the Case File 13 middle grade monster series. He has been writing
and publishing books for over ten years. He has visited over 400
elementary schools, dozens
of writers conferences, and taught many writing classes. He has four
children and lives with his wife Jennifer and their Border Collie,
Pepper, in a windy valley of the Rocky Mountains.
ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY COMBO PACK, DVD and
DIGITAL HD ON May 19, 2015 FROM
WARNER BROS. HOME
From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose
skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more
to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one
mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless
lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he
earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind
enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of
insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front:
striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at
home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying
the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to
his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he
can’t leave behind.
Warner Bros. to
donate up to $1 million to
Project=we’re helping those who were injured fighting for our country.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will
donate a portion of the proceeds across physical and digital sales to Wounded
Warrior Project® (WWP). One dollar
of each purchase will be donated up to $1,000,000 from April 21, 2015 through
December 31, 2015, void in Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts,
Mississippi and South Carolina. To get involved and learn more, visitwww.woundedwarriorproject.com.
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower Wounded
Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid
for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women
aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services
to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered
in Jacksonville, Florida. To learn more about WWP’s life-saving programs and
services, please visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs.
Bradley Cooper with director Clint Eastwood
Warner Brothers is offering to the readers of my blog a copy (BlueRay Combo Pack) of American Sniper. You can enter to win the copy down below. Also, remember, if you don't win the copy here, when you buy your own copy, $1.00 of the purchase will go to the Wounded Warrior Project. Purchase at amazon.com.
Here is why I decided to host this giveaway on my blog. This message came to me that said,
Oscar-nominated adaptation of Chris Kyle’s autobiography is moving and
meaningful filmmaking, depicting the heroism of both the service member
in combat and the family left stateside. It is not an easy film to
watch, given its subject matter, but it is, I believe, an essential film
to watch to help us better understand the cost, to those on the
battlefield and on the home front, of the freedoms we hold so dear."
American Soldiers mean so much to me as both my father(The Korean War) and grandfather(World War II) were members of the US Army. So I'm proud to help with this very worthy cause.Let me know in the comments if you or a loved one was or is a USA service member.
April 15, 2015 – From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” arriving onto Blu-ray
Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on May 19 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment
in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd
& Indiana Production. “American
Sniper” stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made
him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as
A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings
Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke
Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir
Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar
Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed “American
Sniper” from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris
Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway
bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of
those at number one.
The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew
Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim,
Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.
“American Sniper” will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack and includes the film in high
definition on Blu-ray disc, a DVD, and a digital version of the movie in
Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own “American
Sniper” via purchase from digital retailers.
BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“American Sniper” Blu-ray Combo Pack &
Two Disc DVD contains the following special features:
Soldier’s Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Join director Clint Eastwood and his creative team, along
Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, as they overcome
enormous creative and
logistic obstacles to make a film that brings the truth
of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen.
·Making of American Sniper
DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
On May 19, “American Sniper” will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high
definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select
digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Comcast, Flixster, iTunes,
PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. “American Sniper” will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services
from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.
ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
*Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a
digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite
devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of
specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to
instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets
and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster,
VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices go to
wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and
requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.
Blu-ray Combo Pack$44.95
Two Disc DVD Amaray (WS) $28.98
Standard Street Date: May 19, 2015
DVD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French
BD Languages: English, Latin Spanish, Canadian French,
DVD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian
BD Subtitles: English SDH, Latin Spanish, Parisian French,
Running Time: 132 minutes
Rating: Rated R by the MPAA for strong
and disturbing war violence and language throughout, including some sexual
About Warner Bros. Home
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together
Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive
entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation
distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees
the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and
DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and
video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a
significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles
worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and