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My Friend, Merlin: Harry Potter meets The Godfather. A modern twist to the King Arthur legend...Generously donated by the author!
My Friend, Merlin – A Realistic Fantasy About Friends, Trust, and Transformation
Behind The Story From Pitch To Publish
Spokane, Washington USA August 17, 2020
Looking up I could see I had mere seconds before it was my turn to pitch my story to Brendan Deneen, the Editor for MacMillan Publishing behind the hit series The Walking Dead. I finished scribbling the last line and did the best to hide that I was still out of breath and shaking from running across Manhattan. To my horror I had thirty seconds before I was on my feet, giving the pitch I had just finished. After my pitch I looked at him, and he eyed me a moment before stating, “You could write that story poorly and it would still sell. When it’s ready I want it.” A wave of validation coursed through my whole body—he had just answered the two questions I had come for. Was I cut out for this, and is there something to the geography of genius? Is opportunity and excellence more accessible in certain places? Answered. Both of them. But now the next question. What matters more: motive, or outcome? It would all come down to execution. A golden premise on a silver platter. Would I blow this opportunity? Only time would tell.
Four years later, after internalizing the reality that novel writing and screenwriting are converging, I employed the method and structure of both to arrive at a polished manuscript. The story’s development and pace surprised me, many of the components weaving themselves in a process of flow I can only express as miraculous. The emotional development and arc of all the characters impressed me with the sensation that this story has true potential. After all this time, I believe I have my answer. I’m proud of this one. It has legs, it can actually go somewhere.
ABOUT the AUTHOR
Saul Rip spent his childhood equally divided between Texas, Nevada, and Washington State. He obtained a bachelor degree in art and associate degree in architecture in 2014. He uses his career in the architecture industry to fund his passion for writing. After ten years of walkabout, he settled near the family ranch in the Pacific Northwest of The United States. He is married and has two sons and a new daughter.
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The Second Book is a YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy which sounds Thrilling! I am anxious to read it! This is graciously provided by the author, as well.
The Winds Of Power: The Sleeper Prophecyby Robert Drummond
Published November 12th 2016 by Robert Drummond
SynopsisFour teenagers thrown together develop their powers and friendships in an alien world filled with all manner of strange beings and threats.
The death of a blue-violet star 15 years ago sees solar winds carry charged particles to the ends of the galaxy reaching the outer planet of Earth and interacting with the genes of four babies - heightening powers within them. It is later prophesised that a sleeper from an outer planet will help to overthrow a great evil that threatens to destroy the seven planets that form the Galactic Alliance.
Fifteen years on, the Alliance, now under the shadow of a great evil, takes the teenagers out into space to determine who the sleeper is.
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About Robert Drummond
Robert Drummond has never truly grown up. As a lover of young adult fantasy fiction stories packed with adventure, he was inspired to write by the Harry Potter series (team Gryffindor!). The Winds of Power - the Sleeper Prophecy, delivers a page turning novel that was a semi-finalist in the 2017 Kindle book awards. It follows the adventures of four teenagers as they develop their powers and friendships in an alien world filled with all manner of dangers and strange beings.
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This Third Book, and mostly the Author, Are Both Winners of MULTIPLE Awards! This book is ideal for October's National Bullying Prevention Month! This book is donated by Foreword Publicity.com
Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All) - Mom's Choice Award Winner by Lori Orlinsky
About Lori Orlinsky
Lori Orlinsky is a multi award-winning children's book author, freelance writer and marketing director who lives in Chicago. Lori is certified by the CDC in Bullying Prevention and Response Training and is an ambassador for the PACER's National Bullying Center. At 5"1, she wishes her book "Being Small (Isn't So Bad After All)" was around while she was growing up.
She has received MULTIPLE Personal Awards & Accolades
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I have THREE AWESOME BOOKS to Giveaway to ONE LUCKY WINNER!
This first one is a young children's book - especially good for bald children and their peers.
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My Hair Went on Vacation by Paula Quinn
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book | Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: August, 2020
Content Rating: G. This children's book is for everyone.
This story is about Rosie, who lives in Chicago. Within three weeks she lost all of her hair and asked, "Where did it go?" Rosie loved to rock the bald, without even skipping a beat. She happily wore sunscreen -not even a hat!- in the summer heat. At bedtime, Rosie would tell her own stories with a smile on her face. She'd imagine her hair going on magical adventures all over the place. From a young age, Rosie loved herself and was not phased by her look, So her mother decided to share her spirit to teach others through this book. Come on this adventure with a confident bald girl, Who tells us Bald is beautiful! as she smiles with a twirl. We hope this book can inspire you to love others as they are, And to love yourself every day, whether your hair is near or far.
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Meet the Author:
Paula and Rosie Quinn are the founders of Coming Up Rosies, a nonprofit dedicated to fulfilling Rosie’s dream to make bald kids like her smile confidently. At two years old, Rosie was diagnosed with alopecia universalis, an incurable autoimmune disease that results in baldness. From a young age, Rosie taught her parents how to embrace her difference by coming up with magical adventures of her hair each night before bed. Despite Rosie’s confidence, awkward questions and comments about her baldness started to bother Rosie. One day, her parents surprised her with a head scarf made from one of her paintings. Rosie immediately felt confident again, and wanted to share this feeling of pride with all bald children. Rosie lives in Chicago with her sister Caroline, her parents Paula and Larry, and their bernedoodle, Enzo. As a family, they love to go to Cubs games, have dance parties, and cook Italian dinners at home.
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The second book is a Middle-Grade-Age/YA Fantasy book! It is the beginning of a new, exciting series! It is cordially provided by TwoPR https://twopr.com/ .
Welcome To Superhero School (The Vork Chronicles) by Gracie Dix
Welcome to Superhero School! Join Oliver, Jess, and all their friends on a mission to destroy the power-hungry, evil villains of Vork. From subterranean sewers to lush jungle, from dinosaurs to dragons, our heroes will be pushed to their limits in ways they’d never imagined. Will their collective Powers—Flight, Morphing, Invisibility, Mind Reading, and more—be enough for them to overcome the malevolence of Vork? Or will they stumble over their own doubts and painful histories? This action-packed journey of friendship, hardship, and humor will take our heroes to thrilling new heights and a deeper understanding of their own place in the world. But will that be enough—or will Vork always be one step ahead?
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About Gracie Dix
Graceanne “Gracie” Dix is a highschooler and author of Journey to Superhero School, An Oliver and Jess Prequel to the Vork Chronicles and Welcome to Superhero School, Book One of the Vork Chronicles(April 28, 2020, Toast Industries). She has been writing since she could hold a pencil. When Gracie isn’t writing, she can be found singing, creating art, in the theatre, volunteering, or playing tennis. She loves travel and is a loyal friend. Gracie lives in Dallas, Texas with her parents, Richard and Jennifer, her brother, Nate, whenever he is home from college, and her beloved dogs, Snowball and Sandcastle “Sandy.”
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This third one is an exciting Western adventure for Adults.
This was courteously donated by the author.
Partners Kindle Edition by David M McGowan
About The Authors
Dave McGowan has been a cowboy, forest fire fighter, heavy equipment operator, farmhand, gardener, road musician and businessman. He now writes and works as a commercial driver in Northern British Columbia.
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What can those in spirit teach us about the enduring bond of love, the immense power of forgiveness, discovering our life’s purpose and finding peace in a frantic world? In this book, you can discover the answer.
This book is generously donated by John Hunt Publishing
( https://www.johnhuntpublishing.com/ )
In Wisdom from the Spirit World: Teachings on Love, Forgiveness, Purpose and Finding Peace, professional psychic medium Carole J. Obley shares teachings about these topics and others from her case files of thousands of sessions. Read the stories of a mother who is confronted with forgiving her son’s death from opioid addiction, a father whose gay estranged daughter in spirit implores him to open his heart, and a deceased husband’s loving reassurance of continued commitment to his grieving wife.
Explore, enhance and expand your consciousness through the exercises in the book’s final section, which features tips to raise the vibration of your thoughts, mindful meditations to instill peace and resources to fortify and expand your spiritual awareness. Written with compassion, simplicity and honesty, this book is a compelling testament to the fortitude and brilliance of our own soul.
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ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Carole J. Obley is the author of Embracing the Ties That Bind, I'm Still with You and Soul to Soul Connections. She has communicated with souls who have crossed into the spirit world through thousands of private and group sessions. She has earned a reputation in her geographical area as the real deal among psychic mediums. She travels nationally to speak and teach workshops as well as maintaining a practice in mediumship based near Pittsburgh, PA.
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Author Janet Syas Nitsick has graciously donated her Historical Romance novel which is a part of history when the rules were strict. Will the mistakes of a loved one ruin the chance for happiness?
The Librararian's Secret (Bonnets and Beaus, #2}by Janet Syas Nitsick
ABOUT the AUTHOR..
Janet Syas Nitsick Janet’s passion for writing began as a child when she wrote to overcome her shyness. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Omaha’s College of St. Mary in 1995 after returning to school as a nontraditional student. She is a former journalist and language arts teacher. Her short story, "The Silver Lining," placed tenth in the 2010 Writer's Digest Competition in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story category. Read it free online onSmashwords:
She is the author of several historical, sweet, clean and Christian romances.
Here is what one reviewer said:"You truly have the gift of writing and an awesome imagination. Your books remind me of Nancy Drew's books which I loved so when a teenager."
Janet is the daughter of late Nebraska State Senator George Syas. He served in the Unicameral for 26 years and became dean of the legislature. She and her husband, Paul Nitsick, a former postal employee, live in Nebraska. She has four sons, with two of them being autistic, and has six grandchildren. Learn more about her struggles and joys of raising these special children in first book, Seasons of the Soul.
We certainly cannot leave our Middle Grade age & YA without a book to enjoy! I am so anxious to read this fun looking novel! This is donated by Author, Jason Milgram!
A Summer Taken (Council of Friends) by Jason Milgram
But after a tragedy takes her cousin away, the best summer of Julia’s life becomes her worst. And now, she’s back, tasked with writing a tribute to the cousin she loved so deeply. Except…Julia isn’t sure she can do it. As the writer in her family, everyone expects her to, but how can she put into words what has taken her a lifetime to understand? Lizzie wasn’t just her best friend—she was her inspiration for change in the world. Without her, who is Julia meant to be?
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Hi! My name is Jason Milgram. My debut middle grade book, A SUMMER TAKEN, releases July 4th, 2020. A little about me...
I’ve loved both writing and computers since I was a child. When I was 11, I won first place in an essay contest sponsored by National Geographic World, and started teaching myself computer programming. Educated at the University of Cincinnati and MIT Sloan, I’m currently a writer, a Vice President of Cloud Solutions at City National Bank of Florida, and a public speaker. I’m also one of a couple of people in the United States to be awarded Microsoft’s Azure MVP status every year since 2010.
I previously served in the US Army Reserve as a sergeant. I also worked with the US Department of Justice and with leading technology companies such as IBM and Microsoft. I'm an avid traveler and have been in almost every state of the United States, driven across the country multiple times, and visited sixteen countries. I currently live in Cooper City, Florida with my wife and three dogs where I enjoy grilling several times a week.
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On my site, we are offering THREE interesting books for various age groups!
The first one is a YA/Adult book, the second a small children's book, and the final is a Historical Frontier story!
Author Dorothy Rosby has graciously donated this entertaining book we can all relate to in various ways! It is sure to bring some humor into one's life!
Sometimes, don’t you just want to let someone have it? Give them a tongue-lashing they’ll never forget? POW!
Alexa's a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About: Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time by Dorothy Rosby
Alexa’s a Spy and Other Things to Worry About is part comical call to arms and part tongue-in-cheek tirade. It’s a good-natured rant about what brings us down during the day and keeps us up through the night, a collection of humorous essays that laugh in the face of the peace thieves and the joy robbers; from the spammers and scammers to the people trashing our planet and the ones trashing our homes. (Who, us?) Too much stuff, too much noise, too much technology. Not enough patience, not enough kindness, not enough…chocolate?
As a syndicated humor columnist, Dorothy Rosby has been ranting for more than 20 years in publications across the west and Midwest. If her latest book doesn’t change the world, and most likely it won’t, readers may at least go down the tubes together, knowing how really foolish we’re all being.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dorothy Rosby is a syndicated humor columnist whose work appears regularly in publications in the West and Midwest. She's the author of three books of humorous essays including her latest: Alexa's a Spy and Other Things to Be Ticked off About, Humorous Essays on the Hassles of Our Time.
Dorothy's work has been included in many anthologies including My Funny Valentine, My Funny Major Medical, Bedpan Banter, Your Glasses are on Top of Your Head, Columnists: While We're Still Around and three Black Hills Literary Journals.
Dorothy lives in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, 20 miles from Mount Rushmore, something she's very proud of though her face isn't on it. Yet. Contact her through her website
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Author Anita A. Caruso is donating a copy of a Children's Book - 1st in the series - for the very young reader.
This book is a 2018 Purple Dragon Fly Award Winner! With each book purchased, Anita will include a pair of "Magic Glasses" for use in the young reader's enjoyment of the story!
Brayden's Magical Jungle (Brayden's Magical Journey Series Book 1) by Anita A. Caruso
Six-year-old Brayden loves playing with his stuffed animals. He dreams of living in the jungle with his animal friends. One day, Brayden finds a pair of green sunglasses while playing outside, and quickly discovers they are no ordinary sunglasses. As he puts them on, he is transported to a magical jungle!
Author Anita A. Caruso takes young readers to the depths of a tropical land where adventure and excitement of the wild awaits! Brayden’s Magical Jungle is the first in a series of Brayden’s Magical Journey books with the promise of many more adventures to come.
Watch for the second book, Brayden’s Magical Carousel Horse, as Brayden rides on his playroom carousel horse and—with help from his magic glasses—finds himself on a real horse in the center of a three-ring circus!
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
I was an Interior decorator for over 45 years
Wrote articles on decorating for Cape Cod Digest magazine
Was a member of Business and Professional Women's Club and was a finalist for Woman of the Year in 1975.
Founded Investments Unlimited of Cape Cod in 1986
Member of the Cape Cod Writer's Center
Named VIP Woman of the Year. 2013-2014, by the national Association of Professional Women, for outstanding dedication to my profession and the achievement of women
I have a weekly writing group, Been meeting for 13 years.
I'm a mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
My Brayden's Magical Journey Books: "Brayden's Magical Jungle", "Brayden's Magical Carousel Horse", and "Brayden's Magical Jungle" won the 2018 Purple Dragonfly award in the picture books 5 and younger category. However Brayden is 6 years old in the book and it does go up to reader's age 7.
The 4th book, "Brayden's Magical Pirate Ship Adventure" was published in December, 2019.
The 5th book Brayden's Magical North Pole Christmas will be going to publisher's soon.
The Great Liquor War by D. M. McGowan
About the Author:
Despite a variety of jobs, D.M. McGowan now works as a commercial driver and lives near Mile “0” of the world-famous Alaska Highway. His stories bring Canadian history to life. “I believe in seeing morality and societal responsibility rewarded. Too much of today’s fiction seems to lead into the dark instead of the light.”
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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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First, in honor of the 4th of July and the American Revolutionary War from which America became a Free country, I'd like to introduce three very good books for reference. I am forever grateful to the brave men and women who sacrificed so greatly so they and, mostly, future generations could enjoy religious freedom, freedom from severe taxation and tyranny and more. If we do not read and learn of the reasons, the efforts and the outcome, we will fail to understand and appreciate what it took for this to happen. Awareness is important if we RETAIN these freedoms and NOT have to make the same sacrifices to get it back!
1776 is an excellent source to learn all about the Revolutionary War. It is an older print book but is now wonderfully made available on audible, too!
In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.
Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats, who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost: Washington, who had never before led an army in battle.
The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. Especially in our own tumultuous time, 1776 is powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch, and what a miracle it was that things turned out as they did.
Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough's 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.
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This is another well-documented, thorough story about the Revolutionary War which freed America from British rule so it could be FREE.
Killing England: the brutal struggle for America's Independence by Bill O'Reilly
The Revolutionary War as never told before.
This breathtaking installment in Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard’s mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation’s history: the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Great Britain’s King George III, Killing England chronicles the path to independence in gripping detail, taking the reader from the battlefields of America to the royal courts of Europe.
This is a perfect book for all ages with many beautiful illustrations, so even very small children can learn and understand all about the Revolutionary War from which America received it's freedoms! In this book, Rush places himself as if one of the soldiers.
Rush Revere and the American Revolution: Time-Travel Adventures With Exceptional Americans by Rush Limbaugh and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh | Oct 28, 2014
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION HAS BEGUN—AND RUSH REVERE, LIBERTY THE HORSE, AND THE TIME-TRAVELING CREW ARE READY TO RIDE INTO THE ACTION!
Join us on this incredible time-travel adventure!
Liberty, my wisecracking horse, our old friends Cam, Tommy, Freedom, and I are off to meet some super-brave soldiers in the year 1775. Yep, that’s right. We’ll be visiting with the underdog heroes who fought for American independence, against all odds—and won! But not before eight very real years of danger and uncertainty. Be a part of Rush Revere’s crew as we rush, rush, rush into a time when British rule had become a royal pain, and rebellion was in the air. We’ll be on hand to see two lanterns hung in the Old North Church, prevent a British spy from capturing Paul Revere, and grapple with danger at the battles of Lexington, Concord, and Bunker Hill.
The extra special part of this trip is that right here in the twenty-first century, Cam’s dad is a soldier fighting in Afghanistan, and Cam has been pretty angry that he is away. Visiting with exceptional American heroes like Dr. Joseph Warren and George Washington, racing along after Paul Revere on his midnight ride, and seeing the Declaration of Independence signed make Cam see his own dad in a new and special way.
But don’t worry. Along with the danger, excitement, and patriotism, there will still be time to stop for a delicious spinach, oats, and alfalfa smoothie. No, wait—that one’s for Liberty. The kids and I voted for strawberries.
Now let’s open the magic portal to the past!
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This first is an adult book provided by John Hunt Publishing. It is based on true historical events!
The Intrigues of Jenny Lee by Alex Rosenberg
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Alex Rosenberg is a professor of philosophy at Duke University, North Carolina, and he has written extensively in this field, most notably his 2011 book, The Atheist's Guide to Reality which was widely reviewed in the NY Times, New Republic, The Atlantic and more. As a novelist, Alex is the author of two historical thrillers, The Girl From Krakow and Autumn in Oxford. The Intrigues of Jennie Lee is his first novel from Top Hat Books.
The second book, in this new YA series, is ideal for ages 9 to 90! This is a series Harry Potter fans will truly enjoy! - Book donated for the Tour by Book Publicity Service. ( http://bookpublicityservices.com/)
The Thomas Wildus Series
Thomas Wildus is a new series of Middle Grade Fantasy books written by J.M. Bergen. The first book in the series Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows was released in February 2019, published by Elandrian Press. The second book in the series, Thomas Wildus and the Wizard of Sumeria, will be released in Spring 2020. Through a fresh voice, genuine characters, and a unique storyline, the Thomas Wildus series is destined to appeal to fans of Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, and young adult readers who enjoy books about magic and adventure.
Since it’s release in February 2019, Thomas Wildus and the Book of Sorrows, the first book in the series, has received rave reviews with reviewers likening it to Harry Potter and Percy Jackson –
Thomas Wildus and the Wizard of Sumeria (The Elandrian Chronicles Book 2) by J.M. Bergen
In Thomas Wildus and the Wizard of Sumeria, three months have passed since Thomas and Enrique faced off against Arius Strong and prevented an all-out apocalypse. Three long, glorious, summer months – months filled with friends, family, magic, and Thomas’s first real kiss.
Unfortunately, the good times are coming to a rapid end. With a cryptic message from a mysterious hacker, Thomas discovers that his nemesis is pursuing an object even more powerful than the crystals. Arius will stop at nothing to find the treasure and destroy his enemies, and this time he’s not alone. Dark creatures with darker powers are flocking to Arius’s cause: shapeshifters, warlocks, even a sadistic killer in a schoolgirl outfit.
The forces of good are gathering as well, but with so much darkness at Arius’s disposal, the prospects for Thomas and his friends look increasingly grim. Will time run out before he sees through the lies and uncovers the next level of his destiny?
NOTE: Book #1 is not included in the Giveaway. It is just for your information. Each book can be read as a "stand alone" but would be more complete in order.
Thomas Wildus and The Book of Sorrows (The Elandrian Chronicles 1) by J.M. Bergen
Magic is real, Thomas. No matter what happens, always remember that magic is real."
Seven years have passed, and Thomas hasn't forgotten. He hasn't forgotten the blue of his dad's eyes either, or the tickle of beard on his cheek as they hugged goodbye for the very last time.
Now, with his 13th birthday rapidly approaching, Thomas's search for magic is about to take a radical and unexpected turn. At an out-of-the-way shop filled with dusty leather books, a strange little man with gold-flecked eyes offers him an ancient text called The Book of Sorrows. The price is high and the rules are strict, but there's no way Thomas can resist the chance to look inside.
With the mysterious book guiding the way, a strange new world is revealed – a world in which Thomas has a name and destiny far more extraordinary than he ever imagined. But time is short. Even as Thomas uncovers his secret family history, a powerful new enemy emerges, threatening to end his rise to power and destroy everything he holds dear.
About the Author:
J.M.’s debut fantasy/magic series originally started as a bedtime story for his oldest son. The story turned into a saga, and one book turned into five.
When J.M. isn’t working on the Thomas Wildus books, you can find him playing with his kids, napping, or dreaming up new adventures.
If you ever meet him and can’t think of anything to talk about, you might ask about Herman the Shark, the Kai and Eli stories, or why Riddle-Master by Patricia McKillip is his all-time favorite book. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ll have questions and stories of your own (if you do, he’ll think that’s far more interesting).
Readers can connect with J.M. on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Goodreads. To learn more, go to https://jmbergen.com/
We certainly do not want to leave out our Pre-School Toddlers in this Summertime Giveaway!
Yummy Me Feels So Good Kindle Edition by Lion I Am
About the Author The author Lion I Am Dan lives on a beautiful island with lots of trees and animals. He likes quiet spaces in nature just like his animal friends. He enjoys talking to the turtles, dolphins and whales when they're around him. Like the Lion he enjoys relaxing in nature and listening to the sounds of the birds and animals and that of the wind in the trees and bamboos. He especially loves walking along the beach by the ocean surf. He loves playing with children and animals. They help him laugh at all his passing Me's and his funny moods. The children and animals remind him to be grateful for his life here on this beautiful Earth. On a good day he's like the relaxed watchful lion who watches things from his resting place of Self love and wonder. The mop top birds who sing "All there is is Love, Love is all there is. Love is all there is, All you need is Love" know what is important. They are very smart and happy birds. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In honor of upcoming Father's Day, John Hunt Publishing is graciously donating TWO awesome non-fiction books! These will also be of interest to women and youth who want to increase in knowledge and in public awareness.
"This heartfelt book, never left my bedside for the duration of the read... Colm is a force of goodness and his strength and determination has a way of helping the reader feel safe and held throughout this journey of transformation." Lady Marina Cowdray, International Adviser to the Oxford Centre of Mindfulness and founder of Cowdray Hall Wellbeing
The Secret of The Alchemist: Uncovering The Secret in Paulo Coelho's Bestselling Novel 'The Alchemist' by Colm Holland
Release date: – August 1, 2020 | 192 pages
In The Secret of The Alchemist, Colm Holland reveals how you can discover the power to miraculously change the world around you beyond all recognition and for the better. Colm will tell you the story of his encounter with Paulo Coelho and his bestselling book The Alchemist and how discovering the secret in Paulo’s novel gave him the insights to achieve true empowerment in his life.
Alchemy is all about transformation and draws upon the greatest power of all to convert seemingly insurmountable obstacles into life changing experiences. Through an honest account of his own, often difficult quest to live life to the full, Colm offers you the chance to draw on his discoveries and other real-life stories to inspire the pursuit of your dreams and reach your goals.
How does he know? As he wrote this book, Colm asked Love to give you, the reader, everything you need to become the alchemist in your world.
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For the last 50 years I have been on my alchemist journey and am learning something new everyday about how Love can turn the ordinary in our lives into gold.
Once we find our treasure it is vital that we give it away to the benefit of our world.
This is true empowerment and the path to the gold is personal transformation.
Join me as we make the journey together so you can be the alchemist in your world.~ Colm
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This book is so uplifting and enlightening! It is so essential to read at this time when the public does not know who or what to believe!
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About Tim Ward Tim Ward is an author, publisher and teacher. His passion in life is transformation. He has written eight books, most of them exploring philosophical and spiritual dimensions of life in different cultures and then relating them to our modern Western way of life. As publisher of Changemakers Books, Tim seeks promote the works of other writers focused on personal and global transformation. Tim also co-owns Intermedia Communications Training, where he works as a communications expert advisor and teacher for international development and environment organizations worldwide.
About Gleb Tsipursky
Known as the Disaster Avoidance Expert, Dr. Gleb Tsipursky is on a mission to protect leaders from dangerous judgment errors known as cognitive biases, which devastate bottom lines and bring down high-flying careers. His expertise and passion is developing the most effective and profitable decision-making strategies, based on pragmatic business experience and cutting-edge behavioral economics and cognitive neuroscience, to empower leaders to avoid business disasters and maximize their bottom lines.
A best-selling author, he wrote Never Go With Your Gut: How Pioneering Leaders Make the Best Decisions and Avoid Business Disasters (2019), The Truth Seeker's Handbook: A Science-Based Guide (2017), and The Blindspots Between Us: How to Overcome Unconscious Cognitive Bias and Build Better Relationships (2020). Dr. Tsipursky's cutting-edge thought leadership was featured in over 400 articles he published and over 350 interviews he gave to popular venues that include Fast Company, CBS News, Time, Scientific American, Psychology Today, The Conversation, Business Insider, Government Executive, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and Inc. Magazine.
Dr. Tsipursky's expertise comes from over 20 years of consulting, coaching, speaking, and training for mid-size and large businesses and nonprofits as the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts. Its hundreds of clients, mid-size and large companies and nonprofits, span North America, Europe, and Australia, and include Aflac, Honda, Wells Fargo, the World Wildlife Fund, and Xerox. His expertise also stems from his research background as a behavioral economist and cognitive neuroscientist with over 15 years in academia, including 7 years as a professor at the Ohio State University. He published dozens of peer-reviewed articles in academic journals such as Behavior and Social Issues and Journal of Social and Political Psychology.
Dr. Tsipursky earned his PhD in the History of Behavioral Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011, his M.A. at Harvard University in 2004, and his B.A. at New York University in 2002. He lives in and travels from Columbus, OH. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, hiking, and playing with his two cats, and most importantly, he makes sure to spend abundant quality time with his wife to avoid disasters in his personal life.
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I am excited about the Giveaway I am offering on my site! ....THREE AWESOME Books!
The first one is a true Near Death Experience!
The second and third are the First Two Books of a YA Dystopian Trilogy!
This Near Death Experience is intriguing! I am anxious to read it this Summer!
This book is provided by John Hunt Publishing.
What if the after effects of a near-death experience were undeniable? What if a person could suddenly produce high quality paintings of the Afterllife, or if they acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies?
Shine On: The Remarkable Story Of How I Fell Under A Speeding Train, Journeyed To The Afterlife, And The Astonishing Proof I Brought Back With Me by David Ditchfield (Author), J S Jones Ph.D (Author)
Across thousands of years, people have described one of the most astonishing of all human phenomena: the near-death experience (NDE), the subjective experience of an Afterlife, a place where we apparently survive death.
The more powerful the NDE, the more profound the after effects. The ambitious reset their priorities. Atheists change their values. Doctors rethink their beliefs.
But what if the after effects of an NDE were undeniable? What if someone suddenly developed the ability to produce high quality paintings of their NDE, a new-found skill that went far beyond the artistic ability they had before? And what if that same person then suddenly acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies after their NDE? And their symphonies were then premiered at sell out orchestral concerts, even though, to this day, they are unable to read or write a single note of musical notation. Wouldn't this be proof that even a cynic would have a hard time explaining?
After his NDE, this is exactly what happened to David. And this is his story.
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Meet: David Ditchfield.:
I was born in Blackpool but raised in Bromsgrove in the West Midlands. I left my inner city comprehensive school with only one qualification having failed almost everything due to undiagnosed severe dyslexia. The only option open was a course learning how to draw letters for adverts, not a great career choice for someone profoundly dyslexic.
After being sacked from my one and only proper job, I moved to London and played three-chord guitar in various rock 'n' roll punk and pop bands and co-wrote a couple of pop songs with Kevin Rowland. Eventually, I drifted away from playing in bands and things went on a downward spiral in my life. I ended up surviving as a manual laborer, my life empty and directionless. It was at this low point that I had a freak accident and was pulled under the wheels of a speeding train.
In the hospital afterwards, I had my amazing near-death experience (NDE). The NDE changed everything for me and inspired me to reach a level of musical and artistic creativity that I had never been capable of achieving before. At first, I felt compelled to produce paintings of what I'd seen in the Afterlife and then I felt moved to compose classical music, even though I've never received any training in classical music and never composed such music before my NDE (in fact, to this day, I still cannot read or write a single note of music at all). My debut symphony, The Divine Light, was inspired by my NDE and I was lucky enough to have it premiered at a sell-out performance. Since then, I have composed a follow-up symphony, '
The Falcon', which was also premiered at a sell-out concert, as was my Cambridge Clarinet Choir commissioned piece 'Awake', conducted by renowned Clarinet player Andrew Webster. I am currently composing a new symphony entitled 'I Wasn't Expecting This'. I came back from the Afterlife charged with an incredible energy, a burning desire to tell everyone there is nothing to fear after death, life continues on.
Before my NDE, my life had been completely ruled by guilt and lack of self-worth. But my NDE gave me the self-love and confidence to go and try whatever I wanted to do in life and that's a wonderful feeling and I want everyone to feel that way.
About J S Jones Ph.D
J S Jones is a British academic. Her PhD investigated a complementary therapy using rigorous scientific methods, an experience that taught her to apply clear-headed logic to esoteric topics. In her post-doctoral academic career, she has authored a number of scientific journal articles and book chapters. Outside the world of academia, she is now working on a new fiction novel, the first in a planned series and thoroughly enjoying the process.
J S Jones talks about SHINE ON. "The events in 'Shine On' really happened and I was a part of them. Having witnessed this story first-hand, I believe it is a remarkable tale that deserves to be told. David has profound dyslexia, so I was delighted when he asked me to co-author the book because he felt I was the one person who could understand his thought processes and capture his language, mood and emotions to help tell his story as authentically as possible.
I read The Undoing and was very impressed with the writing and the story idea! I am so anxious to read the recently published second book in the series!
A fresh take on a dystopian storyline, The Undoing is a page-turner with unforgettable characters and an intriguing plot that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. Fans of Divergent, The Amber Project, and Year One will love The Undoing
THE UNDOING: A Young Adult Dystopian Scifi Novel (Book 1 of The Undoing Trilogy) by Desserae Shepston
Published February 25th 2019 | 344 pages
In her 14 years, all Rebecca has known is life under the rigid structure of Anecor. She knows the rules. She knows how to play the game. Now everything she knows is about to change...
The Reckoning destroyed the United States of America. Survivors of the assault, led by the newly elected president, are now subject to his rules. The Vision controls nearly every aspect of life in the country now known as Anecor.
Rebecca and Jonathan grew up under the strict rules and watchful "eye" of SMALS, an AI system that monitors citizens' every move through phones and internal trackers. Those who don't follow the rules are disappeared.
Never to be seen again.
When a strange virus strikes the city of Montrose, the residents panic as more of their friends, family, and acquaintances are stricken. No one knows how the virus spreads and scientists have found no cure. There have been no survivors. When the virus strikes Jonathan, Rebecca's world turns upside down.
Jonathan reveals to Rebecca his suspicions about the virus and the discovery of a mysterious glow of purple light behind a nearby mountain. It is up to Rebecca to continue the work he started. It is up to her to unravel the mystery of the virus and the purple light. It is up to her to save her city.
Rebecca will have to risk everything, including her life, to keep her promise to Jonathan.
Her life is about to change. And so will the rules of the game.
And to succeed, it will mean joining in a perilous battle for the survival of Anecor.
Dystopian fiction readers will find a fast-paced, edge-of-your seat thriller in the second book of The Undoing Trilogy. Fans of Divergent, Year One, or The Amber Project will love The Breaking!
The Breaking: Book 2 of The Undoing Trilogy by Desserae K Shepston
Schools have shut down and non-essential workers have been told not to report to their jobs. Rebecca and the gang have been training with Colossus for weeks now, but when the message arrives in the middle of the night on Rebecca’s phone, she knows this is not a drill.
As new details about the BRO facilities are revealed, the Colossus team mobilizes for action, but an unexpected event thwarts their plans, and members begin to question their leader.
How far are the newest Colossus members willing to go to do what’s right?
Rebecca and her friends know the virus is a coordinated attack between Council and BRO on the citizens of Montrose but solving that mystery has only led to more unanswered questions. What started as an effort to fulfill a promise Rebecca made to her dying brother has grown into a determination to break the government before it tears the country apart once more.
Can a small group of people truly make a difference in a world where all the power and control rests in the very hands of the person trying to destroy their country?
They will risk new alliances. They will risk lives. They will risk the future. They will risk
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About Desserae K Shepston
Desserae K Shepston was born in Montana, but spent her formative years in Champaign, Illinois. She blames her birth place on her affinity for mountain environments. She has lived in Chicago, Garmisch, Germany, Austin, and now, everywhere North America.
Desserae received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds two Masters and a PhD from Texas State University. She left the stationary life and career behind for a life on the road in a 1993 RV, traveling North America with her three cats, and living her passion for travel and an outdoor life. She wrote her first book, Travel Cats: tips for beginning an rv journey with your feline family after working through the kinks of RV living with cats herself. Her children's book, The Adventures of Gatsby the Travel Cat in Mesa Verde was also inspired by her travels and her most adventuresome cat, really named Gatsby, who seems to have been born for road life.
Desserae has also written a Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian novel, The Undoing. This book did not come from her travels, but was born purely from her imagination and a love of YA and Dystopian literature.
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This first book is a non-fiction account, based upon the true story of a shipwreck which occurred on May 20, 1899. Sixteen men became stranded on a small island in the Pa cific Ocean, and all of them lived there together with perseverance and hope, surviving successfully until they were rescued.
Print Length: 174 pages | Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1697014054
Fateful Journey Back in Time,
Surprising Glimpse of the Asian Mind
The book was published in Japanese for the first time in 1943, and has continued to be popular with readers of all ages in Japan for many decades. The English translation has recently been released and is now drawing interest from readers in many countries. When we read this book, we can step outside of our current modern-day perspective and glimpse into the mindset of Asian fishermen and sealife researchers more than a century in the past. The men display a bold and yet gentle spirit of courage, innovation and cooperation which is rare today, and attractive. The reader feels as if he or she is also stranded on the island, striving with the men in their dilemma.
The Japanese version of this book continues to be reprinted, and has garnered hundreds of positive and appreciative reviews. Now the story is newly available for a much wider audience of readers to enjoy in English. It conveys a peculiarly compelling and intriguing “Zen” nature. If you would like to have an adventurous journey of traveling backwards in Time to experience being shipwrecked with comrades on a tiny island, and yet come away from it alive and satisfied and positively influenced by the experience—this book will do it for you.
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The Next Book is Young Adult Fiction, Based on Fact, which is about a Youth's Devastating Events in India. Adults are sure to enjoy it, as well!
After fifteen-year-old Ganpu Aapla and his parents lose everything they own, including their beautiful ancestral home in Katalveldurwadi Dabhol, India, to a forced takeover by America’s Enrone Corporation, they move to Mumbai in search of justice. Ganpu’s family takes up residence in a temporary shack that doubles as a chai shop near the Bandra Kurla Complex in a Mumbai suburb.One day during monsoon season, when Ganpu’s parents are out working, a harmless drizzle suddenly turns into a torrential downpour, which quickly floods the streets.Julie, Rick, James, and Saira, four international students whose parents all live in India, are supposed to be taking a boat trip to the Elephant Caves, but the unexpected cloudburst dampens their plans. After the tour group heads back to land, their guide leaves them with a stranger—a local teacher named Anu—at a bus stop while he looks for help. Local teens Siva, Javed, and Xinmin, enthralled by the Mumbai rains, decide to venture out into the city instead of going straight home after school and find themselves also stranded at the bus stop.
This ragtag group of mixed classes, races, and genders is forced to seek shelter with one another in Ganpu’s family’s shop. While they wait, the intensity of the rain increases, threatening their survival. With no way of contacting their frantic parents, the group reluctantly waits together to be rescued.When it appears an outside rescue might be impossible, Ganpu wholly commits to saving the lives of his guests despite their distrust of him, a lowly roadside hawker. In order for his plan to work, though, he must destroy his family’s only home and livelihood, while each one of the stranded must overcome personal demons and prejudices.Terrified and left with no other way out, Anu must conquer her own fears and motivate the kids to work together, or else the whole crew will face certain death.This thrilling, edge-of-your-seat story demonstrates how courage, heart, and integrity is necessary to change our lives and the world around us.
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Rajesh Naiksatam was born and raised in Mumbai, India. At age ten, while on the school playground, Rajesh was hit by a powerfully thrown but misguided javelin. By the grace of God, the javelin wobbled at the very last moment and lost its momentum, fortunately leaving Rajesh with nothing more than a half-inch-deep hip wound.
Rajesh's late father, Shrikant Naiksatam, was one of the finest animators and visual effects artists India has ever produced. Shrikant wanted Rajesh to become a computer engineer, but Rajesh was more interested in following in his father's footsteps and joining the creative field. Eventually, Rajesh convinced Shrikant to let him work with him. While training with his father in animation and visual effects, Rajesh had the privilege of working with Prahlad Kakar, India's advertisement guru. Prahlad gave Rajesh an opportunity to direct his first stop-motion animation film for a commercial, which won an Advertising Club Award.
Rajesh came to the United States to pursue a master's degree in computer graphics at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, where one of his teachers was Chris Wedge, the director of the movie Ice Age.
After graduating from SVA, Rajesh worked for Tony Ciao’s company Data Motion Arts in New York City, where part of his job was training interns. Visual effects artist John Kohn was one of his interns. A few months after John's internship ended, he went to Los Angeles for work and convinced Rajesh to also move there, inviting him to stay in his apartment until Rajesh found a job. Since then Rajesh has worked with several film studios, including Boss Films, Digital Domain, Warner Bros., Walt Disney Animation, DreamWorks, and Sony Pictures Imageworks.
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This Final Book is YA/Adult Fiction about the Civil War period of the U.S.! It is part of a series but can be read as a "Stand Alone".
The Hound of Justice( The Janet Watson Chronicles #2) by Claire O'Dell
Paperback, 323 pages
Published July 30th 2019 by Harper Voyager
ISBN: 0062699334 (ISBN13: 9780062699336)
ABOUT the BOOK:
Dr. Janet Watson and former covert agent Sara Holmes, introduced in the acclaimed A Study in Honor, continue their dangerous investigation into the new American Civil War with the help of fresh allies, advanced technology, and brilliant deduction in this superb reimagining of Sherlock Holmes.
It’s been two months since Dr. Janet Watson accepted an offer from Georgetown University Hospital. The training for her new high-tech arm is taking longer than expected, however, leaving her in limbo. Meanwhile, her brilliant friend and compatriot, Sara Holmes, has been placed on leave--punishment for going rogue during their previous adventure. Neither is taking their situation very well.
Then an extremist faction called the Brotherhood of Redemption launches an assassination attempt on the president. The attempt fails but causes mass destruction—fifty dead and hundreds more injured, and Holmes takes on the task of investigating the Brotherhood.
Holmes is making progress when she abruptly disappears. Watson receives a mysterious message from Holmes’s cousin Micha and learns that her friend has quit the service and is operating in the shadows, investigating clues that link the Brotherhood to Adler Industries.
She needs a surgeon, Micha tells Watson. She needs you.
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Winner of the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Mystery
A selection in Parade’s roundup of “25 Hottest Books of Summer 2018”
A Paste Magazine’s Most Anticipated 25 books of 2018 pick
A Medium’s Books pick for We Can’t Wait to Read in 2018 list
Set in a near future Washington, D.C., a clever, incisive, and fresh feminist twist on a classic literary icon—Sherlock Holmes—in which Dr. Janet Watson and covert agent Sara Holmes will use espionage, advanced technology, and the power of deduction to unmask a murderer targeting Civil War veterans.
About Claire O'Dell
Claire O'Dell grew up in the suburbs of Washington, DC, in the years of the Vietnam War and the Watergate Scandal. She attended high school just a few miles from the house where Mary Surratt once lived and where John Wilkes Booth conspired for Lincoln to die. All this might explain why she spent so much time in the history and political science departments at college. Claire currently lives in Manchester, CT with her family and two idiosyncratic cats.
Pen name of Beth Bernobich
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I am excited to, once again, present you a print copy, donated by the awesome, John Hunt Publishing staff! In my continuing effort to recognize various religious preferences and ideas along with a fictional delight! This first book is self descriptive by the title.
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What Was in Buddha's Left Hand?
ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Ira Rechtshaffer holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies and has been a Buddhist meditation practitioner for 40 years. He studied and practiced Zen Buddhism in Japan for four years and has been a practitioner of Tibetan or Vajrayana Buddhism since 1976. He has been a psychotherapist for the past 25 years, integrating spiritual vision with psychological process in an effort to return 'soul' to the helping relationship.
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This is a Young Adult Historical Fiction book about a key event in North American history which is said to be the "turning point" of the Revolution. This is generously donated by the authors.
The Ghosts of Saratoga by David R. Ossont, David Dampf
Paperback, 159 pages
| ISBN:1620063085(ISBN13: 9781620063088)
Published July 21st 2019 by Milford House Press
The fate of North America and maybe the world is at stake. It is June 30, 1777. A young scout of the Continental army watches the arrival of British general John Burgoyne and his invasion force of 8,000 men. Seventeen-year old Roland McCaffrey is a new soldier but already a skilled woodsman and crack rifleman. Burgoyne’s plan is to cut the American colonies in two and crush the new rebellion. His army includes some of the best trained units in Europe. To stop them, the rebels must bring together inexperienced soldiers, militia and Daniel Morgan’s riflemen.
In the action that follows, Roland travels with his sergeant, the powerful and dangerous Caleb O’Connor. To his surprise, Roland becomes a skilled sniper. He is not sure how to feel about his talent for killing, but the young man becomes an important part of the rebel force. The fighting rages from the Canadian border to a place called Saratoga. There, in the Battles of Saratoga, under the command of the famed American general Benedict Arnold, Roland will play his part in the fights called “the turning points of the American Revolution.
ABOUT the AUTHORS
David R. Ossont has worked as a musician, a Fish and Wildlife Technician and for nearly three decades taught science to seventh and eighth graders. He received his college education from several colleges of the State University of New York. He has two children and lives with his wife in upstate New York, not far from where the events of Ghosts of Saratoga take place.
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David Dampf has been a middle school social studies teacher for the past 28 years. He has a Bachelor's degree from SUNY Potsdam with a major in history and secondary education and a Master's degree in reading from SUNY Cortland. Since he believes that understanding history is essential to being an educated, thoughtful adult, he has spent his life telling stories that make history come alive. He lives in Oneida, New York, with his family
This last delightful Children's Book is a fun story to entertain children with in these difficult times. It is also a great book for a Summer Reading group to read and discuss!
The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean by Robert Gillespie
Robert “Bob” Gillespie has spent more than 13 years as a wildlife conservation educator sharing information and animal encounters with audiences of all ages. He has a passion for teaching about a wide range of topics nature related and loves passing it along to his two sons. His youngest son, Colton, was the inspiration behind The Adventures of Popcorn and Jellybean, where it all started as a simple bedtime story. Bob currently resides in Carlsbad, California, and works as a professional interpreter guide at a world-renowned conservation organization.
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With this being a month of importance to various religions, I have added TWO "spiritual" books and ONE YA fiction. John Hunt Publishing has generously donated an account of the biblical Mary Magdalene, plus, an uplifting book on Answers to questions in life. Austin MacCulley Publishing has graciously, also, donated a wonderful Middle Grade fiction fantasy tale! These are awesome publishers I truly support! They do such a great job of getting things done for their authors!
The Magdalene Lineage by Reena Kumarasingham
For two thousand years, Mary Magdalene has been a veiled silhouette, a shadow of her vibrant self. An enigmatic figure, she was shrouded in mystery, a feminine caricature of either the purest of saints or the most repentant of sinners.
Two thousand years have buried her, her lineage and her legacy. Through past life regression, backed by academic research and oral tradition, journey with Mary Magdalene from the age of six to sixty. Discover intimate knowledge of her as a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a spiritual teacher. Her daughter Tamar, the product, initiate and bearer of her legacy, continues her sacred teachings.
This is their story - the story of the feminine in spirituality.
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About the author
Reena Kumarasingham is a regression therapist and certified international trainer for the Past Life Regression Academy. Her practice, Divine Aspect, has clients spanning Asia, Australia and Europe. She has given talks internationally, including for the World Congress of Regression Therapy in Turkey and the Past Life Regression Convention in India.
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Answers… to the Difficult Questions’. by Dennis Waite
Released March 27, 2020.\Paperback: 768 pages
Publisher: Mantra Books (March 27th, 2020)
ISBN-10: 1789042208 | ISBN-13: 978-1789042207
All seekers encounter problems periodically. A question arises which appears to challenge the veracity of their chosen path. If an answer is not found quickly, there is a great danger that the particular teaching will be abandoned and another sought. This book records the questions from hundreds of seekers over the years and the answers I gave.
This book does not simply record the questions and answers as originally made. They are grouped into 7 sections and 57 sub-sections. Each section in the book begins with an introduction. This is then followed by the questions that have been asked, which relate to this topic.
Most seekers picking up this book will already be familiar with most of these Sanskrit terminology so the answers (and sometimes the questions) often use these words without any explanation. For those readers who are not familiar, however, all terms are defined in the Glossary at the end of the book.
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ABOUT DENNIS WAITE:
Educated to degree-level in Chemistry, he has worked for most of his life in computing. Since 2000, he has devoted his life to writing. He completed a philosophical/ecological thriller in 1999 (extensively revised in 2007-8) and a book on Earned Value metrics in March 2001. His first book on Advaita, 'The Book of One', was published in 2003. This was extensively revised and republished in 2010.
Some of his other books are: 'The Spiritual Seeker's Essential Guide to Sanskrit'; 'How to Meet Yourself'; 'Enlightenment: the Path through the Jungle'; ‘Advaita Made Easy’; ‘Sanskrit for Seekers’; and ‘A-U-M: Awakening to Reality’.
His major book on Advaita, was entitled 'Back to the Truth'. It compares the scriptures of traditional Advaita with the words of contemporary Sages and with the modern ‘nothing to be done’ teaching of neo-Advaita.
‘Time for the Wind’ is a novel, an ecological thriller which also gives an insight into Advaita philosophy as part of the plot. It was published in December 2015.
Dennis maintains the most popular Advaita Website | There is an integrated blogging facility . You may also browse a portfolio of his photographs (a lifetime hobby). Amazon Page
This Is a Fantasy sure to delight young readers!
Ukraine Born Ohio Author Releases Wildly Imaginative
Debut YA Novel! Donated by .www.austinmacauley.com/us.
Maya in the Nimbus Valley by Albina Ramey
Published by Austin Macauley : ISBN: 9781643789262.
Released on March 31st, 2020.
Though diagnosed with scoliosis as an infant, Maya is am eleven-year-old spunky, impulsive dreamer. When she decides to meet with her deceased mother, whom she never knew, she soon finds that her mother is a Spirit Flora. And coming to her in human form, this flora whisks Maya to a hidden place created by Mother Nature as the last refuge for spirits like her
In this save haven, Maya visits the Season Palace, Elements, and even Mother Nature herself. But not everything is fun and games. Spirit’s great enemy, Almighty Time, now focuses on her as a central figure as it pertains to taking over Nimbus, the city of forgotten spirits.
An exhilarating thrill of a ride sure to keep readers in their seats from beginning to end, Maya in the Nimbus Valley will spark the imaginations of audiences for years to come.
About the Author:
Albina Ramey was born in Ukraine in 1971. She grew up in the era of classicism and is an artist by nature with great influence of folk tales of Ukrainian and Russian authors such as a Gogol, Pushkin, and many more. She dreamed to be a restorer of antiquities. In 1989, as she finished high school, her life twisted in a different direction. After Ukraine declared its independence, the country fell into a hard and harsh economic depression. She, like many other young people of those times, sunk in life. There was no opportunity to work or continue education. To make a living, she took on many jobs in different fields but she felt like she could do so much more with her life. In 1998, her life took a turn as she got an opportunity to move to the United States, where she went to college to become a surgical technologist. Working as a caregiver of labor and delivery, and with the knowledge and influence of Slavic fairy-tales, she began to get a true appreciation of life in the way of birth and the miraculous force in a tiny baby’s fight for survival, which Albina Ramey took as a starting point for this allegoric story. Learning about nature spawned the inspirational idea for a story in which a little girl named Maya’s life in Nimbus, the city of forgotten spirits, becomes an unexpected adventure.
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For this Hop, I have one Elementary School Age book - the whole family will enjoy - and a YA/Adult Cozy Mystery, Plus, an ADULT Mystery Novel!
Tachyon Publications - www.tachyonpublications.com - Has provided a newly released hidden gem of a novel by Author Kage Baker! (Read below why this is extra special) This begins with the tale of a nine-year-old girl.
The Hotel Under the Sand by Kage Baker
ISBN: Print ISBN: 9781892391896;
Digital ISBN: 9781616960117 Published: 2009
Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and eBooks
Nine-year-old Emma is lost at sea in a terrible storm. She awakens on a desolate island, frightened and lonely. Yet brave, quick-witted Emma will not be alone for long, as the ghost of a bellboy appears with the tragic tale of the Grand Wenlocke.
More than a century ago, a brilliant inventor built a splendid Victorian resort, the Grand Wenlocke. The hotel was powered by a Difference Engine, a miraculous device that could slow down time (making your vacation just as long as you’d like). But just before it was scheduled to open, the Grand Wenlocke mysteriously sank under the sand. Now the storm that brought Emma to the island has awakened the hotel, perfectly preserved and as incredible as ever.
While exploring the magical hotel, Emma encounters a kind-hearted cook and her faithful little dog, a seemingly fearsome pirate captain, and the imperious young heir to the Wenlocke fortune (should it ever be recovered). Adventure, friendship, peril, and perhaps even treasure—all these and more await Emma at the hotel under the sand.
Praise for Kage Baker
“She’s an edgy, funny, complex, ambitious writer with the mysterious, true gift of story-telling.”
—Ursula K. Le Guin, author of A Wizard of Earthsea
“Her style is infused with a subtle humor that had me chuckling…. She kept turning me in directions that I hadn’t expected.”
—Anne McCaffrey, author of Dragonsinger and Dragonsong
“Eccentric and often very funny…. Baker piles on such delights for anyone who wants more from fantasy than an epic journey to battle evil.”
Kage Baker is the author of The Company novels, her series of immortal, time-traveling cyborgs, including In the Garden of Iden, Mendoza in Hollywood, and The Sons of Heaven. Baker received the Nebula and Theodore Sturgeon awards. She was passionately involved in the theater as an actor, director, playwright, and teacher of Elizabethan English as a second language, which she often used for research in her novels.
Kate Baker and sister, Kathleen's WEBSITE (She handles her sister's unfinished stories and material and more: since Kage passed away in 2010 ) Kathleen's WEBSITE
For Further information Contact: www.tachyonpublications.com - Celebrating 25 years in 2020!
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This second novel is for adults, but clean enough for YA, too! Who doesn't enjoy "a touch of Irish"? The author has graciously donated this book in her Irish Mystery Series!
Murder in an Irish Cottage (Irish Village Mystery #5) by Carlene O'Connor 304 pages
Published February 25th 2020 by Kensington Books
In a remote—and superstitious—village in County Cork, Ireland, Garda Siobhán O'Sullivan must solve a murder where the prime suspects are fairies . . .
Family is everything to Siobhán: her five siblings; her dear departed mother for whom the family business, Naomi's Bistro, is named; and now her fiancé, Macdara Flannery. So precious is her engagement that Siobhán wants to keep it just between the two of them for a little longer.
But Macdara is her family, which is why when his cousin Susan frantically calls for his help, Siobhán is at his side as the two garda rush from Kilbane to the rural village where Susan and her mother have recently moved. Unfortunately, tragedy awaits them. They find Susan, who is blind, outside the cottage, in a state. Inside, Aunt Ellen lies on her bed in a fancy red dress, no longer breathing. A pillow on the floor and a nearby teacup suggest the mode of death to their trained eyes: the woman has been poisoned and smothered. Someone wanted to make sure she was dead. But who?
Devout believers in Irish folklore, the villagers insist the cottage is cursed—built on a fairy path. It turns out Ellen Delaney was not the first to die mysteriously in this cottage. Although the townsfolk blame malevolent fairies, Siobhán and Macdara must follow the path of a murderer all too human—but just as evil . .
About Carlene O'Connor:
Carlene O'Connor comes from a long line of Irish storytellers. Her great-grandmother emigrated from Ireland to America during the Troubles, and the stories have been flowing ever since. Of all the places across the pond she's wandered, she fell most in love with a walled town in County Limerick and was inspired to create the town of Kilbane, County Cork. Carlene currently divides her time between New York and the Emerald Isle.
The Third Book below is an ADULT Murder Mystery and is donated by MC Book Tours! Due to extreme content, this is recommended for Adults, only.
◊** WARNING: Contains explicit sex & graphic violence
“While this book does contain explicit sexual language and graphic violence, it could easily be taken from the daily headlines. The content is plausible and realistic as we look at the world around us. The events in the book are not overly done, but give a pragmatic look at the terrifying actions killers can and sometimes do take.”
Murder, Just Because (Detective Quaid Mysteries) by Yolanda Renee
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense ◊ Publisher: Yolanda Renee
◊ Paperback: 291 pages ◊ ISBN-10: 0985820632 ◊ ISBN-13: 978-0985820633
It was a matter of beginner’s luck, but rookie detective Steven Quaid’s career and reputation as an elite investigator skyrocketed when he captured one of the most sadistic serial killers in Alaskan history: Stowy Jenkins, AKA the Snowman. But that was ten years ago.
And now…Jenkins is back. Escaped from prison and on the move, his bloodlust is stronger than ever, and his methods of torture are even more horrifying than before. As his bloody rampage continues and the number of mutilated bodies mounts, terrified Alaskans increasingly doubt Quaid’s ability to catch the killer again. The detective’s reputation is on the line, and he’s going to need a lot more than luck, because this time, Jenkins is driven by more than the thrill of a random kill.
This time, it’s more personal. He’s out for revenge…and his ultimate target is Quaid. In a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, Jenkins starts picking off the people in Quaid’s life…slowly, gradually tightening his circle of corpses and drawing ever closer to the most important person in Quaid’s life…his wife. Can Quaid do the impossible again? Can he outmaneuver the killer, or has the detective’s luck finally run out?
Author Yolanda Renée
At one time Alaska called to me, and I answered. I learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. I’ve traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of my most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left me and thus now influences my writing.
Despite my adventurous spirit, I achieved my educational goals, married, and I have two handsome sons. Writing is now my focus, my newest adventure!
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