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For Prizes on my site I have THREE AWESOME, totally singular, type books! Two are Non-fiction Books and one is a recently released novel!
These are all so new and very fascinating books!
This first one is a Young Adult Book graciously donated by Smith Publicity, Inc.
Title: The Summer I Drowned by Taylor Hale
Publisher: Wattpad Books ~ Release Date: May 26, 2020
Genre: Teens & YA ~ ISBN: 9781989365182
Five years after almost drowning, Olivia Cathart returns home to Caldwell Beach determined to face her fears and take some risks—not just by swimming, but by opening her heart. Hoping to rekindle her friendships, she’s excited about a carefree summer with her best friends Keely and Miles. But life in the sleepy town has changed, and no one and nothing is as it seems.
When a series of startling crimes threaten Olivia’s fragile state, she is plunged into a terrifying game of cat and mouse. Her only solace from the chaos is West, Miles’s disowned and ruggedly handsome brother, but even he can’t answer the question on everyone’s minds—is Olivia really in danger or is it simply all in her head?
Taylor Hale was born in Southwestern Ontario, and started writing on Wattpad in 2015. When she isn’t writing, she can be found bartending at a live music venue, and thinking up her next idea. The Summer I Drowned is her first novel.
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About Wattpad Books:
Wattpad Books, a division of Wattpad, is the leader in data-backed publishing. Leveraging billions of daily insights from Wattpad’s global community of 70 million book lovers, Wattpad Books combines the best of art and science, using human expertise and Story DNA Machine Learning technology to identify the trends, voices, and stories that are the future of publishing. By elevating the stories of diverse communities around the world, Wattpad Books is creating new space for writers and fans of every genre. Visit books.wattpad.com for more information.
This second is a very inspiring non-fiction by new author I hope to soon interview and learn more about - Melvin L. Jones. It is written for Young Adults and Adults, too!
The Onyx Renaissance by Melvin L. Jones
“Excellence, with no regrets”...
“Chill Will”, “Benji”, “Big Mel”, “Juice” and “Ice”. Will Appling, Owen Benjamin, Mel Jones, O.J. McDuffie, and Marcus Teague. Before the Michigan “Fab Five”, there was the “Juice Crew All-Stars” of Hawken.
In the Fall of 1985, five young men from the Cleveland area... two from Cleveland's Woodhill Park neighborhood, and three from Warrensville Heights, began their high school experience at Hawken School: a private school on the outskirts of Cleveland in Gates Mills.
In the three years they attended Hawken, the “Juice Crew” changed the way people looked at the school as a whole; athletically and socially. While at the same time, these five young men saw civic, cultural and economic differences; things they never dreamed of experiencing while living around the inner city of Cleveland. In an era where social media was relegated to newspapers, radio and television, the “Juice Crew” brought notoriety to a school that was widely considered to be... “a school for bookworms”.
“The Onyx Renaissance” chronicles the story of how these five young men came together and forged a brotherhood that allowed them to express themselves athletically and socially. Their acts had long-lasting effects on the school located in Gates Mills... effects that were still being felt today. In a phrase, the “Juice Crew” made Hawken... “Prime Time”.
Amazon Paperback: www.amazon.com/dp/B08CM6FJ8H
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Straight outta’ Westwood…
Melvin L. Jones is a native of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. A suburb on the East Side of Cleveland, Ohio; near the inner city. After graduating from high school at Gates Mills Hawken, he attended the University of Virginia’s College at Wise and the University of Akron.
Since giving up his athletic endeavors, he returned to Warrensville Heights to be an educator in the school system he grew up in. Even though he hung up his football cleats and track shoes, he stayed connected to athletics by becoming an official to numerous interscholastic and summer sports; including being an umpire at the fame Cooperstown Dreams Park 12u Tournament. An experience that inspired him to write his novel, “Park Dreams”.
He is the proud father of two strong-minded young ladies and a young man who is full of character and moxie. From his numerous travails and life experiences, he deems that he does not write novels; instead, “I paint vivid pictures; not for you to read or see, but for you to experience… one chapter at a time.”
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This Third Book is an intriguing Non-fiction about Ancient wisdom for the modern world, demonstrating that 'incurable' merely means 'curable from within'. It is generously donated by John Hunt Publishing.
SynopsisWhat Maggy Whitehouse has discovered, over more than a quarter of a century of studying, teaching and writing books on Kabbalah, is that, used as a tool for inspiration, Kabbalah is a magical loom on which we can weave our healing, and from that healing, we become an agent of healing for the World. Kabbalah tells us exactly where, when, how and why we may be out of alignment with health, finances and relationships and, just as importantly, how to realign ourselves.
For Maggy, it began with chronic lack of self-esteem which, in turn, led to many a humiliation, widowhood, shark attack, failed emigration, debt, divorce, shame, misery, hatred and what the doctors called an incurable illness which now no longer exists. It can be summed up, in a way, by how the first eight aspects led to the final one and how Kabbalah taught Maggy how to heal them, from finish to start. After all, 'incurable' surely means 'curable from within'.
ABOUT the AUTHOR: Rev. Maggy Whitehouse has studied and taught Judaeo-Christian mysticism, Bible Metaphysics and the Spiritual Laws of Prosperity for 25 years and teaches workshops across the UK, USA and Europe. She is dedicated to mutual understanding between faiths using mystical interpretations of tradition. Maggy trained as a journalist and has worked in print media, radio and television. She is a qualified teacher of healing in two disciplines, an ordained minister in an independent sacramental church and is the author of seventeen books, both factual and fiction, including From Credit Crunch to Pure Prosperity, The Miracle Man and The Marriage of Jesus. Maggy co-founded and edited the Midlands holistic health and spirituality magazine The Tree of Life. In 2012 she began a new career in Spiritual Stand-Up Comedy and is being hailed as the new Dave Allen. She lives in Devon, UK
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On MY Stop, I am offering THREE AWESOME BOOKS!! Two are Adult Non-Fictions and One is a Teen/YA Novel. I am so appreciative of John Hunt Publishing & to Looking Glass Creative Digital Marketing for their generous support!
These first TWO books - provided by John Hunt Publishing - are very intriguing & entertaining non-fiction publications.
Is the Poltergeist 'Syndrome' the only type of paranormal phenomena that can really be proven? - There are few factual books written about poltergeist phenomena, John's Fraser's Poltergeist!
Poltergeist! a New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting: Including "the Cage - Witches Prison" St Osyth by John Fraser
Paperback, 296 pages | ISBN:1789043972 (ISBN13: 9781789043976)
Expected publication: August 1st 2020 by 6th Books
A New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting fills that void, advancing and updating Colin Wilson's work Poltergeist!, this study's namesake from over 38 years ago. Fraser takes readers on a journey from the Borley Rectory to the Isle of Man, and grounds his readers in an historical overview of 'Poltergeist phenomena'. He examines where such events overlap with other paranormal investigations of 'apparitional' ghosts. What do they have in common, what do they differ?
To answer this, Fraser looks to new research on paranormal events, never before published in book form. Fraser contends, perhaps controversially, that ghost sightings are and always will be ambiguous and near-impossible to prove, that only Poltergeist phenomena can be empirically verified.
BUY Link: John Hunt Publishing
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
John Fraser is currently a member of the Spontaneous Cases Committee and the Council of the Society for Psychical Research. He has previously been Vice Chair (Investigations) of The Ghost Club (founded in 1862), and joined the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena in its founding year. He is the author of Ghost Hunting – A Survivors Guide and he has written articles for the Fortean Times and other magazines.
He has appeared on radio and television in the UK and also on television in Japan. Among his other related interests, he also helped publicize the Second World Dracula Congress in Romania as well as assisting in promoting the specialized ‘Dracula’ tourist market to this region. In 2015 he conducting in-depth research to the well known and controversial poltergeist style phenomena at ‘The Cage’ a former jail in St Osyth Essex.
A man, his dog, and a long walk can lead to unexpected discoveries. In the tradition of many literary walkers, David W. Berner sets out on foot hoping to reexamine his life, look back and forward, and most importantly, through the help of his young dog, Sam, try to find harmony in new beginnings and the uncertainties of the present.
In a series of chapters, each dedicated to one walk during a summer of hiking, the author finds that it is his beloved pet that allows him to awaken to a new spirit of mindfulness, finding beauty, wonder, and comfort in the ordinary, and to see a life, a neighborhood, and even a country with brand new eyes.
Walks with Sam is available through John Hunt Publishing, Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and wherever books are sold.
'With gentle humor and brilliant musings, both past and present, Walks With Sam has the charm and the innate truthfulness that some find in a work of art, a daily quest tinged with wonder and mystery with each forward step.' L.B.Johnson, author of The Book of Barkley.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
David W. Berner is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, author, and teacher. He has books of fiction and memoir. David has more than forty years' experience in broadcast journalism. He has regularly contributes to the CBS Radio Network and has contributed to public radio stations around the country, including NPR’s Weekend edition.
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The Third Book, provided by Looking Glass Digital Marketing is for Teens & YA
A story of sisterhood, solidarity, and finding your place in a changing world, A GIRL IN THREE PARTS is part Eighth Grade, part Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and entirely original.
A GIRL IN THREE PARTS by Suzanne Daniel
(Teen/YA Version of Allegra)
Published by Knopf Books for Young Readers
Apr 14, 2020 | 320 Pages | ISBN 9781984851079
Allegra Elsom is caught in the middle. Some days she’s eleven, and others she feels closer to nineteen. Some days she knows too much, and others she feels hopelessly naive. Some days she is split in three, torn between conflicting loyalties to her grandmothers, Matilde and Joy, and her father, Rick–none of whom can stand to be in a room together since the decades-old tragedy that hit their family like a wrecking ball.
Allegra struggles to make peace in her family and navigate the social gauntlet at school while asking bigger questions about her place in the world: What does it mean to be “liberated”? What is it about “becoming a woman” that earns her a slap in the face? What does it mean to do the right thing, when everyone around her defines it differently?
As the feminist movement reshapes her Sydney suburb, Allegra makes her own path–discovering firsthand the incredible ways that women can support each other, and finding strength within herself to stand up to the people she loves.
Readers will not soon forget Suzanne Daniel’s poignant debut, or the spirit of sisterhood that sings out from its pages.
“Daniel pulls no punches in this emotional and insightful debut about working through family trauma and owning your power. An excellent choice for those interested in feminism, a bit of mystery, and a lot of heart-wrenching drama.” —Booklist
“A captivating debut… This novel is a quiet yet sincere story that slowly builds to its climax as its young narrator comes of age. “ –SLJ
“An emotionally moving portrayal of the effects grief has on a family…. Debut author Daniel’s strength lies in the creation of complex characters.” —Kirkus
Suzanne Daniel is a journalist and communications consultant who has also worked for ABC TV, the Sydney Morning Herald, the United Nations, BBC (London) and in crisis management and social services. She holds a Bachelor degree in Communication, a Masters degree in Journalism and was awarded a Vincent Fairfax Fellowship for ethical leadership. For the past twenty years she has served on community, philanthropic and public company boards. Suzanne lives in Sydney with her husband and family.
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OKAY... So there were a few "mix-ups" and the Christmas in July Hop isn't exactly what I had pre-planned for... HOWEVER, These are three great books to enjoy Summer or ANYTIME!
ONE Lucky U.S./Can. Winner will receive a Print Copy of ALL THREE of the books below. The FIRST is a non-fiction by a renowned individual. The SECOND book is an Award Winning Novel of a Poignant tale addressing the controversial Immigration issue. The Third Novel is a psychological Suspense story!
Presented by the generous and gracious Hunt Publishing Company...
The Divine CEO is a no-nonsense, pragmatic book about the hierarchy of spiritual ascent. It comes from the pen of acclaimed writer Geoff Thompson; former bouncer, world ranking martial arts guru, and BAFTA-winning screenwriter.
This is a masterclass on how to contract your ego, expand your conscious awareness, and build a powerful internal hierarchy, through mastery of mind, body and senses. For anyone looking to break their negative associations with the world and create a divine covenant with their Greatest Potential (their own internal Chief Executive Officer), this empirical, muscular and direct study of spiritual ascension is the perfect companion. It is the essence of the author's fifty-year apprenticeship in practical spirituality, and high-end Budo martial arts.
To BUY: John Hunt Publishing
About the Author Geoff Thompson is a BAFTA-winning screenwriter, penning multi-award-winning films for luminaries such as Ray Winstone, Orlando Bloom, Anne Reid, Alison Steadman and James Cosmo. He has also written over forty books. His work in the self-help genre has been published in 21 languages: he has appeared on the Sunday Times Best Sellers List several times. His first book, Watch My Back, detailing his experiences working as a nightclub doorman in Coventry for over a decade, was adapted into BIFA Nominated motion picture, Clubbed.
Geoff is also one of the world’s highest-ranking self-defence and martial arts instructors. The prestigious Black Belt Magazine USA polled him as the most influential martial artist in the world since Bruce Lee.
He has written articles for national magazines and broadsheets, including The Times, Men’s Fitness, GQ and FHM. Geoff lives in Coventry, UK.
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Below is a Novel of love and plight of those desperate to cross the US border freely donated by GoSparkPress.com
Luz: A Novel Paperback by Debra Thomas
Alma Cruz wishes her willful teenage daughter, Luz, could know the truth about her past, but there are things Luz can never know about the journey Alma took to the US to find her missing father. In 2000―three years after the disappearance of her father, who left Oaxaca to work on farms in California―Alma sets out on a perilous trek north with her sister, Rosa. What happens once she reaches the US is a journey from despair to hope.
Timeless in its depiction of the depths of family devotion and the blaze of first love, Luz conveys, with compassion and insight, the plight of those desperate to cross the US border.
To buy: Amazon
2020 Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner – Multicultural Fiction
Debra Thomas is originally from upstate New York, she has lived in Southern California for most of her adult life. She holds both a bachelor’s and a master’s in English from California State University, Northridge, and attended the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She has taught literature and writing at a Los Angeles public high school and English as a Second Language to adults from all over the world. Her experience as an advocate for immigrant and refugee rights led her to write Luz. She is currently at work on her second novel. Visit her at :
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At lastly, the best-selling Gabriel McRay psychological suspense series presented by the Author!
In Twilight's Hush (A Gabriel McRay Novel) by Laurie Stevens
Laurie Stevens is the author of the best-selling Gabriel McRay psychological suspense series. The novels have won twelve awards, among them Kirkus Reviews Best of 2011 and a Random House Editors’ Book of the Month. In regards to writing thrillers, Suspense Magazine says Laurie is "the leader of the pack," while International Thriller Writers claims she's "cracked the code" when writing psychological suspense. Laurie lives near the setting of her books, the Santa Monica Mountains, with her husband, two snakes, and a cat.
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