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These authors would love to share a good book with you. Enjoy your Summer with a good book. Mary E. Martin Will Aebi Kitty Kroger Lynn Cook Henriksen Carole Bellacera Cheryl C. Malandrinos Ton'e Brown Cynthia Vespia Jill Warren Lars Walker Michelle M. Pillow T.K. Thorne Gloria Lintermans Brenda Duffey Michael Phelps JoAnn Fastoff Chelle Cordero Anna Kashina Kimberly Raiser Davee Jones K.P. Kollenborn Maynard Sims Cindy A. Christiansen Carolyn Huebner Rankin Patricia Otto Davee Jones Heaven Liegh Eldeen Bitten Twice Leonora Pruner
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Mary E. Martin author of The Osgoode Trilogy and two in The Trilogy of Remembrance. Author of 2 trilogies. The third novel in the second trilogy, The Trilogy of Remembrance is in the works. The Osgoode Trilogy [legal suspense] http://www.theosgoodetrilogy.com 1. 2. 3.
Conduct in Question Where everyone’s conduct is in Question. Final Paradox Can love and forgiveness be found amid fraud and deceit? A Trial of One. The gathering of the ravens presages the disturbance of the natural order.
Summary of The Osgoode Trilogy. It is about one man, Harry Jenkins, a lawyer who, as he battles murder and fraud, finds, to his surprise, compassion and love. Questions are asked and the law searches for answers. Can we ever trust what appears on the surface? If we delve deeper, what dark acts and motives will we find? Is everyone’s conduct in question? Can love and forgiveness be found amidst fraud and deceit? In a profession where suspicion and cynicism seem essential tools of the trade, can a person grow in compassion and understanding? This trilogy will drive you through the darkest corridors of power and the most evil machinations of the psyche into the light of common decency. The Trilogy of Remembrance [literary suspense] http://remembrancetrilogy.com Plus Blog 1. The Drawing Lesson. The descent of a great artist in search of his muse. 2. The Fate of Pryde. How can the very best and the very worst of mankind thrive in one human breast? 3. I am presently working on the third novel. Summary of The Trilogy of Remembrance. Some books give you answers about life—or at least they try. The Remembrance Trilogy asks lots of questions— big ones—about the exciting, glorious mystery of life. Join Alexander Wainwright, Britain’s finest landscape painter, on his journey and you may find your own questions and answers. He will surprise, enchant and entertain you in his quest for his answers. Although he may falter, wonder and doubt, he never stops searching. For what greater mystery can there be than the mystery of life? In The Drawing Lesson, Alexander is beset with questions. He believes the world a marvelous place filled with magical secrets. His nemesis, Rinaldo, a conceptual artist, fervently believes that the universe is random, chaotic and meaningless. You will follow Alex from London to Venice and New York in search of his muse. His nemesis awaits him in New York. In The Fate of Pryde, you will meet the great patron of the arts, Jonathan Pryde, who raises the question—how can the very best and the very worst of mankind thrive in one human breast?
Will Aebi author of Grady Hobbs & The Secret of GloNation www.ibeapublishing.com www.ungnomeauthor.com Social media - facebook, tweeter, myspace author' they will see I have exposure.
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Also on: GoodReads, selfgrowth, digg, amazines Three young people, Grady Hobbs & Patty Patch & Lucky Bonk go on a quest to find out why lines of light are heading towards Table Rock SC, as Gady had observed, flying form Minneapolis to Greenville SC. Camping near where he supposes they are, they are attacked by a black light named Nemisis who wants lights to stay the same, and not convert to new Led Light technology. Escaping from the black light, they run into Leddy, Cilla, & Dobby, their counterparts in the Led Light world. Leddy explains they have a leader , Tedison who know all lights must convert or the major grids in the world will overload. He is holding a great convention under a mountain near PunpkinTown, SC. Nemisis tries to destroy anyone or anything that gets in his way. Grady & Patty go to Mother Nature & she advises them that unless major changes occur the world as humans know it will be forever altered, as she will take control correcting any problems. Grady & Patty & Lucky are taken as terrorist after Grady & Patty send the President an email stating that unless the world including the USA will be blacked out as all lights will stay out until some major effort is made to convert all light technology to LED lighting. In the end, President Obama does not listen and all lights go out. Grady wakes up on the plane home from Minneapolis realizing his adventure was all a dream.
Kitty Kroger author of Dancing with Mao and Miguel A love story against the backdrop of radical politics in 1970s New Jersey. kittykroger.com (You can read the first chapter there.) Also find on Facebook, Twitter GoodReads, Shelfari Dancing with Mao and Miguel is a love story set against the backdrop of radical politics in 1970s New Jersey. At her copper refinery workplace, Jenny falls head over heels in love with Miguel, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic, who participated in the revolution there in 1965 against the dictator Trujillo. Jenny belongs to a Maoist collective which believes that a socialist revolution will occur within ten years in the U.S. The collective sends its members into factories to organize the proletariat, which is to lead the coming revolution. Jenny is torn by political doubts, not about socialism as a goal but about the dogmatism and strategy of the collective. These doubts, combined with her soon-to-become devastating relationship with Miguel and her long-standing terror of intimacy and sexuality, threaten to destroy her unless she can break through them all to find her own path. Hereâ€™s what readers are saying. They like it because it's suspenseful, deals with a young woman's struggle to find her identity, has two love interests, is well written with some literary elements, links the political with the personal, has scenes from the Dominican Revolution of 1965, has a character who is a Dominican immigrant, and covers a number of issues that we can relate to. My next project is translating some diaries written in Berlin during Nazi Germany by a late friend, to see if they are publishable. Also writing and polishing some short stories. Have a novel in mind but don't know yet. Have to flesh it out.
Lynn Cook Henriksen Author of: TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character & Spirit Journey, as a TellTale Soul, through emotional terrain to access the deepest spiritual truths of intimate relationships and write to tell about them. Website: www.telltalesouls.com; www.thestorywoman.com Twitter: @lynnhenriksen www.facebook.com/people/Lynn-Henriksen/1648043357 Red Room: redroom.com/member/lynn-henriksen LinkedIn: Lynn Henriksen GoodReads: Lynn Cook Henriksen Summary of book from back cover: The why and how of "Keeping Spirits Alive" through writing memoir. Who is she—your mother—deep down inside? How will she be remembered? Why does it matter? Join Lynn Cook Henriksen on a compelling journey, as she shows you how to discover your mother’s individuality and write to tell about it. "TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir: How to Tap Memory and Write Your Story Capturing Character and Spirit" has the power to move people and change awareness. “If you could tell just one small story that would capture your mother’s character and keep her spirit alive, what would it be?” You’ll find secrets to answering this question via intriguing prompts and exercises throughout the guide’s Five Acts - steps to success - interwoven with 40 memoirs by TellTale Souls who have walked this path. Accolades/Review “Rarely does a book carve out a unique place for itself within the hallowed halls of writerly advice and wisdom, yet Ms. Henriksen has fearlessly stepped into uncharted, original waters with TellTale Souls Writing the Mother Memoir… this a book for me to recommend… and one to keep on my desk as a reference tool to inspire my writing moments. TellTale Souls brings to mind both Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg and Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle. It is destined to be one of the classics required to complete the journey for writing the truth and writing it well. I’ve discovered a new favorite that incorporates all the aspects of writing I trust and believe in—spirituality, memory, passion, and the power of story!” — River Jordan, author of Praying for Strangers: An Adventure of the Human Spirit
Carole Bellacera Author of Lily of the Springs Young woman in the 50's seeks independence in a bad marriage. www.carolebellacera.com Facebook Twitter MySpace, Good Reads, Book Bundlz LILY OF THE SPRINGS, a southern fiction “domestic drama” released in March 2012, begins in rural Kentucky in 1952 with 18-year-old Lily Foster, the daughter of strict Southern Baptist parents, getting pregnant by the town “bad boy” in the back seat of his ’49 Plymouth. From Lily’s home on Opal Springs Ridge to a four-year stint at an army base in New Boston, Texas, and finally, to life on their own in Bowling Green , Kentucky , Lily struggles to maintain a rocky marriage with a moody alcoholic husband while raising two daughters. Set during the “American Dream” period of the ‘50s and into the turbulent ‘60’s, Lily’s story is one of survival. It’s a novel about one woman’s indomitable spirit and her fight for independence and identity in an “Ozzie & Harriet” society. “LILY OF THE SPRINGS is like a slow dance to a Patsy Cline song in the arms of your one true love. From the very first page, it draws you back to another time and place and makes you want to stay there forever. Carole Bellacera is a master storyteller."...Teresa Medeiros, New York Times bestselling author of GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART I just wanted to let you know I read your book sooner than expected. I swear, it's as if it was calling my name for me to read it asap.....and I'm so glad I did. Carole, I loved your book! If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. I loved every minute of it and wished it was never going to end. I loved it so much it left me speechless making it hard to write a review, which I am, just not yet. I have to wait for all these emotions and thoughts to simmer down because I can't even think straight after it.
I just wanted to share that with you- I loved your book, and you're getting a 5 star review from me. But the review will have to wait a little until I can get my act together for it. This book will be in my thoughts for days and days. :)
Cheryl C. Malandrinos author of Little Shepherd on facebook and twitter @ccmalandrinos
Can Obed trust the miracle of Christmas to keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King? Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem on the night of Christ’s birth. Can he trust the miracle of Christmas to keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King? http://ccmalandrinos.com and http://littleshepherdchildrensbook.blogspot.com/ Find on LinkedIn, GoodReads, Shelfari, Google Plus, Pinterest
** Accolades? Awards? Special Reviews? Recognition? - “Little Shepherd by Cheryl C. Malandrinos is a fresh rendition of the familiar story of the angels appearing to the shepherds in the field and announcing the birth of the Savior. The unique slant to this particular retelling of the scriptural story is that the reader sees the event through the eyes of a little shepherd boy, tending his first-ever flock of sheep. As a grandmother, I would be delighted to read this story to my grandchildren. As such, I recommend it to parents/grandparents/ teachers everywhere who wish to bring this passage of scripture to life for impressionable young hearts to understand”. –Kathi Macias, radio host and award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the Extreme Devotion series and Valeria’s Cross ** What are people saying about your book(s)? Why do readers like your book(s)? – The one thing that continues to come up in reviews is how the book looks at the events surrounding Christ’s birth from a child’s point of view.
My next book, A Christmas Kindness, will be released this fall under the name of C.C. Gevry. I am also currently ghostwriting a Christian chapter book.
Ton'e Brown author - Rough Patch ~ Twisted Fate & Series: Fraudulent -Stolen Identity
Author of a man's inspirational journey and enlightenment. http://tonebrownofficialpage.webs.com/ ** Are you on any of the standard social media sites: Facebook? Twitter? MySpace? www.facebook.com/NovelistToneBrown/ www.twitter.com/tonetwittes myspace.com/NOVELISTTONEBROWN www.tone-brown.com www.authorsden.com/visit/author.tonebrown/AuthorID=157935 www.tonebrownofficialpage.webs.com www.tonebrown.blogspot.com/ The Book: https://www.createspace.com/3734965 1467999822/ http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ToneBrown
Rough Patch~Twisted Fate is about success, failure, dreams and disappointments, triumph and tragedy and ultimately, about the love of the heart of a woman for her children and the stolen identity of a young man who discovers what he truly values as he rebuilds his life. It's a page turner just as much as the title is capturing and the story is full of surprises. Fraud and stealing someone's identity is a tough one to recover from but its possible. It tells the life story of an abused woman (Gerri) who fights to give stability to her children and a young girl (Frances) who takes on more than she bargain for after an unexpected encounter with a murderer. This is a true page turner and an eye opener. You will develop a strong connection with each character that you wanted to love the one you identified with and hate the stand out villain. ** Accolades? Director of SNAP Atlanta's Writers Group Founder of The Authors Coach Plus Previous written books: Shared Gratitude "A Rewritten Heart" 2008 Bullies Exposed "Stop the Madness" 2009 My Momma "A Daughters Love" Awards? http://authortonebrownalumnuswritersclub.blogspot.com/ Special Reviews? http://coffeeblogbookreviewnovelisttonebrown.blogspot.com/ http://bookreportreviewroughpatchtwistedfate.blogspot.com/ Recognition?
2009 Writers Alumnus Award
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Readers have expressed they enjoy reading my books because of the true reality and the inspiration enlightenment towards men giving a different prospective, sharing the postive side of a man's heart. Author working on a screenplay "Silent Whisper" and a new novel titled, A Father's Love "Unapologetic"
Cynthia Vespia author of Demon Hunter: Saga "THE STORY OF A NOBODY WHO BECOMES A SOMEBODY IN THE BLOODIEST OF WAYS." WWW.CYNTHIAVESPIA.COM; WWW.ORIGINALCYNADVERTISING.COM WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/AUTHORCYNTHIAVESPIA WWW.MYSPACE.COM/CYNFULCHARM
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The acclaimed fantasy series comes together in one epic saga. Do you know what horrors lie beyond these pages? Costa Calabrese has just uncovered the truth about his past. Some truths should never be revealed. When you learn you’re the son of the worlds foremost and feared hunter of demons, life’s rules inevitably change. Now Costa has been chosen to walk in his famed father's footsteps and take up the role his bloodline demands of him...whether he wants to or not. He is a killer of killers, laying waste to the scourge of evil that threatens the existence of mankind. He is the chosen one. He is the DEMON HUNTER. “Vespia's DEMON HUNTER: THE CHOSEN ONE turned out to be more like a classic re-telling of Conan with a bit of Doug Clegg's "Priest of Blood" series thrown in.Vespia's tale of a 16 year-old hunter named Costa Calabrese is chock-full of action, demons, shapeshifters, and vampires (who are thankfully vicious bloodsuckers, NOT "Twilight-ish" cry babies). What follows is standard sword & sorcery fare, although Vespia's fine writing keeps the pages flipping (or scrolling, considering this is an e-book)”.- NICK CATO, Author of “Don of the Dead” “This novel had a unique taste, a mixture between The Odyssey and Gulliver’s Travels. I thoroughly enjoyed reading each word, each blow, and each reaction. Costa and the people he meet during his journey help him to grow and balance the demons inside him and outside. It’s a great fantasy novel for anyone who wanted to be a hero, who knew there was something inside them, and who never knew they needed help all along.” - BITTEN BY BOOKS “For fans of dark fantasy, this book is a must read. It has all the qualities dark fiction readers could want: adventure; mystery; demons; werewolves; vampires and more. A truly good, old fashioned legend and lore adventure novel that leaves readers thirsting for the sequel.” - WRITING TO BE READ “Loved it! Your writing reminded me of Stephen Kings last book. The dead rising on the battered ship gave the same eerie horrific chills and thrills as the dead things on the ancient ship off Duma Key. From Chapter Five on, the fast pace had me totally mesmerized. Like you wrote to explore the love phenomenon in a horror novel surprised me by the way it increased the depth of my characters. And it truly did. Costa had to confront all those physical demons as well as his own psychologicalÂ demons. And he did! High adventure, steamy love affair, deception,demons, vampires werewolves, zombies and even Satan himself. Thanks for the exciting ride!” Lynne Tierney, Author of Going to Extremes “Ms. Vespia makes it all work out in the end and you see a few unexpected twists that leave you going whoa! WHAT and scrambling to flip the pages to see what happens next. The secondary characters keep the story flowing nicely and I enjoyed the way Costa grows in this book as a person as he comes to terms of his heritage, his feelings and more. SEEK & DESTROY is a wonderful adventure that will satisfy those who enjoy
vampires, demons and human foibles on center stage. Ms. Vespia is a masterful storyteller and she weaves a magical spell around you as you read her stories.â€? - Love Romances and More Future project: SINS AND VIRTUES A unique hostage situation is about to turn ugly unless author Ben Haskins can use his gift of words to befriend his captor. Fantasy novelist Ben Haskins has taken a remote cabin in the wilderness to revive his shaky marriage and failing career. Within the peaceful surroundings he runs into real trouble when convicted murderer Sam Mitchell breaks into the cabin after she escapes from prison. Marked by a dark past of abuse Sam is volatile and ready to snap. It is up to Ben to use his writerâ€™s gift of words to diffuse the situation before time runs out for them both.
Jill Warren author of Bizzy Bee and the Flowers Diversity plus acceptance equals cooperation. www.outskirtspress.com/bizzybeeandtheflowers Bizzy Bee and the Flowers illustrates for young children the life of bumblebees and the important work they do each day. As Bizzy hatches from his cocoon and strikes out on his own, readers learn about pollination and why it matters to every living thing in our world. Throughout the story, the title character illustrates how a determined attitude and accepting nature can turn unexpected obstacles to ultimate success. Although a proud sunflower, a timid dandelion, and a cautious rosebush try to throw Bizzy off the track, his sense of purpose carries him forward. Bizzy Bee and the Flowers also demonstrates that although we are all unique in our own ways, we are also worthy of kindness and understanding. The gentle daisy at the end of Bizzyâ€™s journey possesses a warmth and inner strength that allows her to reveal her authentic self to the exhausted bumblebee. As the sun goes down at the end of a long day, Bizzy falls asleep wrapped in her welcoming petals. Readers are raving about the illustrations that accompany the story and bring it to life. As the follow-up to last years "Abe's Lucky Day", parents report, "Finally a new 'favorite story' for my child...thank you!" Children are more sophisticated readers/listeners today, and parents are looking for books to share with them that have a message. "Bizzy Bee and the Flowers" is a story that parents and children can talk about together. It is also a story that 'grows' with a child...the young listener will be captivated by the colorful artwork and simple narrative describing Bizzy and the place bumblebees have in our world. As the child grows, they begin to see that an attitude of determination helps propel Bizzy forward despite the setbacks he experiences throughout the story. The most mature of readers will find that the characters Bizzy meets during his first day in the world remind them of people in their own lives, and help them to see that kindness and understanding lead to cooperation. I am currently working on my third children's book called 'The Very Useful Milkweed".
Lars Walker author of West Oversea (Part of the Saga of Erling Skjalgsson) A Viking chieftain who will not do a shameful deed, and a Christian priest carrying a dangerous talisman sail west to find a new life, encountering enemies both human and supernatural. www.larswalker.com, www.brandywinebooks.net. Find on Facebook, LinkedIn, GoodReads Summary of book / book series: Erling Skjalgsson, a Norse chieftain, gives up his lands and power rather than do a shameful deed and decides to move west. His priest, the Irishman Father Ailill, agrees to carry a dangerous talisman, the Eye of Odin, along, in the hope of helping Erling with the clairvoyance it grants. Their plan is to sail to Greenland, but storms and supernatural forces take them far off course, testing their courage and faith. Hunter Baker, award-winning author of The End of Secularism, writes: "I am a huge Lars Walker fan. This guy knows how to spin a yarn. If you like your fantasy books historical and thoughtful, Lars' work is waiting for you like an unexplored country. I burned through all of his books before West Oversea came out. When it finally arrived, I tore through it in record speed. I can't put his stuff down. Wish I had three more at the ready." Readers praise the meticulous research underlying these books, along with the multi-dimensional characters and the dramatic story.
Author is Currently working on another Erling book, to be released as an e-book. Troll Valley - An e-book, available both for Kindle and Nook At the turn of the twentieth century, a crippled boy with a fairy godmother struggles to understand love and fear, guilt and grace in a rapidly changing world. www.larswalker.com Lars Walker is on Facebook, and Troll Valley has a Facebook page as well. Also on LinkedIn and GoodReads Chris Anderson comes of age in a small Minnesota town in the early 1900s. He has the advantage of being the son of the richest man in town, and the disadvantage of a crippled arm. He also has a fairy godmother, which isn't quite the advantage you might think. As America changes and his family disintegrates, he struggles to understand love, grace, and the goodness of God. My book has been highly praised by Prof. Gene Edward Veith, author of Family Vocation, and Dr. Hunter Baker, author of The End of Secularism. Readers have praised the depth of the characters, and report that they found the story moving and profound. I'm working on another volume of my "Saga of Erling Skjalgsson" Viking series. This will also be released as an e-book.
Michelle M. Pillow author of All Things Romance Dragon Lords (series): The Barbarian Prince, The Perfect Prince, The Dark Prince, The Warrior Prince, His Highness the Duke, Books 6-8 coming soon. Futuristic Romance Author Site: www.MichellePillow.com More Books: www.TheRavenBooks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorMichellePillow Twitter: @MichellePillow About the Series: Dragon Lords (Books 1-4) The four Qurilixian Princes have no problem with commitment. In one night, using the power they were born with, they will meet and choose their life mate in a simplistic ceremony involving the removing of masks and the crushing of crystals. With very few words spoken and the shortest, most bizarre courtship in history, they will bond to their women forever. And once bonded, these men don’t let go… Dragon Lords (Books 5-8) The Noblemen brothers aren’t new to the sacred Qurilixian bridal ceremony. After several failed attempts at finding a bride, it’s hard to get excited about yet another festival. No matter how honorable they try to live, it would seem fate thinks them unworthy of such happiness--that is until now. With very few words spoken and the shortest, most bizarre courtship in history, they will bond to their women forever. And once bonded, these men don’t let go.
Author and Series Awards Winner Romantic Times Magazine Reviewers' Choice Award Romantic Times Magazine Lifetime Achievement Award Nominee 2011 2011 Amazon.com Fantasy & Futuristic Romance Bestseller Fallen Angel Recommended Read Road to Romance Recommended Read "REVIEWER CHOICE! 5 FLAMES! Ms. Pillow's strong characters, fast-paced plot, and steamy sexual encounters made this an outstanding book... Ms. Pillow's talent for storytelling is sure to make her a renowned author of the romance genre." Dragon Lords: The Perfect Prince, Review by Tanya, Sizzling Romances
About Michelle M. Pillow Futuristics The 'Dragon Lords' were my first attempt at futuristic writing and have met with great success. From there came the spin off series 'Lords of the Var', as series about the cat shifting enemies of the Dragon Lords. Galaxy Playmates are fun short erotic stories, but also connected to the same world. From there we explore the imperial life of 'Zhang Dynasty' and the carefree ways of the 'Space Lords.' For more about this collection of series, visit www.MichellePillow.com Future Projects: Dragon Lords Books 6-8: The Stubborn Lord, The Reluctant Lord, The Impatient Lord These books are set to release in 2012-2013
T.K. Thorne author of Noah’s Wife Noah’s wife is Na’amah, a brilliant young girl who sees the world through different eyes (a form of autism now known as Aspergers) and wishes only to be a shepherdess on her beloved hills in ancient Turkey—a desire shattered by the hatred of her powerful brother, the love of two men, and a looming disaster. Website: www.tkthorne.com Winner of ForeWord Review Magazine’s BOOK OF THE YEAR, for historical fiction 2009 Blog: http://www.tkthorne.wordpress.com On Facebook, GoodReads, LitLovers What people are saying: “. . . a terrific storyteller.” --Sena Jeter Naslund Bestselling novelist, Ahab's Wife, Four Spirits, etc. “. . . an extraordinary work.” --Diane Mooney, founder of Southern Living at Home “...a novel of epic sweep, emotional power, and considerable beauty.” --Ron Gholson, The Blount Contain
Gloria Lintermans author of THE SECRETS TO STEPFAMILY SUCCESS: Revolutionary Tools to Create a Blended Family of Support and Respect The Secrets to Stepfamily Success offers the tools needed to evolve into highly nurturing, reliable refuges of warmth, safety, encouragement, strength, caring, and joy. http://glorialintermans.com/stepfamilies.htm http://stepfamilysolutions.blogspot.com https://www.amazon.com/author/glorialintermans Find on Facebook & Twitter Facebook Twitter ** Can people find you other places: On LinkedIn? On GoodReads? Shelfari? LinkedIn Red Room ("Where the Writer Are.") http://redroom.com/ ** Are there any other sharing web sites people can find you? http://wrytestuff.com/ ** Attach a picture of you (head shot) - you can take it with your cell phone and send it. You might have a picture already. ** Summary of book / book series For most couples, trying to build a successful remarriage can mysteriously bring out their deepest personal fears, longings, and hopes. The key to not only survival, but living this journey well, begins with having the right tools; it is not about blame or badness. With the right preparation and resources, a multi-home step or blended family can be a stable and solid foundation for co-parents and children. The Secrets to Stepfamily Success offers tools that can significantly lower the alarming rate of step and blended family divorce, helping families evolve into highly nurturing, reliable refuges of warmth, safety, encouragement, strength, caring, and joy. Step and blended families have a unique dynamic with which couples must cope, along with all the other normal challenges of life and marriage. See how these families differ in up to sixty structural and dynamic ways from typical intact biological families--including consisting of two co-parenting homes and ex-spouses―and learn how to successfully recognize and manage these challenges.
Award-Winning Finalist, "Parenting/Family: General" category, International Book Awards Finalist, USA Books News Featured: pbsparents.org Award Winner, PTPA Media™ Seal Winner Non-fiction category, Sharp Writ Book Awards “The Secrets to Stepfamily Success will certainly lead to positive change in step and blended family members’ lives. Not only is it rich with valuable tools, learnable skills, and resources to enable a successful remarriage,
but it is also inspirational as it calls everyone on the remarriage journey— whether you are considering remarriage or already experiencing step or blended family living—to action; i.e., to explore his or her own self-growth development. For those who want a lasting and happy remarried life, this book is a must-read. “Congratulations and thank you for helping to improve the lives of millions of remarried people who are raising step and blended families!” Paula Bisacre, CEO, Remarriage LLC, Publisher, reMarriageMagazine.com; Creator,“On Remarriage” column, The Washington Times
After reading Gloria Lintermans' book, I realized that my expectation was that we would instantly become a "normal" family instead of a "normal" stepfamily. ” Marsha Gruen “This book provides a practical road map for negotiating what is often rough, unchartered terrain. ” Martin Zucker “This book should be required reading for anyone contemplating the difficult but rewarding role of becoming a step parent. ” Sheila Harris
Brenda Duffey author of The Great Law of Peace http://angelbandproductions.com
New book calls upon the nation to make peace with God, the earth, and all mankind Florence, OR – (Release Date TBD) – In this age of technological advancement, do superpower nations really need to enhance their defense systems in preparation of a constantly impending war? Would it not be better to settle all our differences and make peace with everyone? Author Brenda Duffey explores the concept of peace and the many battles fought over land, pride, and religion in a book that serves as wake-up call for all: The Peacemaker. A tale spanning centuries and a wealth of historical facts, The Peacemaker takes readers through time, through the history of the United States of America and the events that made it the great nation it is today. From the treaty of the Indians to the colonization of the New Land, from the evolution of a country to the outcome of a myriad of races growing to become one, this book presents a story of love and hope. Delve into the rich history of a nation and its mission to make peace with God, with the earth, and its fellowmen. According to Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are The Peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” For more information, log on to www.Xlibris.com. Brenda Duffey was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky. She came from a typically large Southern family that was raised on Kentucky fried chicken and conservative Bible Belt philosophy. She received her BA degree in 1967 from a small Baptist college that is now part of the University of Louisville. In 1986, she received her MSW from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. Part of the simple, homespun philosophy espoused by her father were hard work and “pulling yourself up by the bootstraps” through education. That is why she decided to enter the field of public education after receiving her BA with endorsements in history and English. Ms. Duffey has spent over twenty-five years in the classroom in a variety of educational settings in many states including Kentucky, Indiana, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Oregon. Her focus was always on helping students from diverse ethnic groups and economic status attain competence in English communication skills as well as understand themselves and their connection to American society through understanding their past and their collective heritage. Ms. Duffey retired from teaching in 2003. At that time, she was teaching at a correctional facility for adjudicated males in Oregon. The idea for The Peacemaker originated in 1997 when she was teaching a course in Native American history at Chemawa Indian School in Salem, Oregon. Ms. Duffey now resides in her home on “God’s little half acre” in Florence, Oregon, with her cat, Babs. She has two biological daughters, who live in Southern California, and one adopted daughter with her three grandchildren, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky.
Michael Phelps author of The Jockyâ€™s Justice Second in the "Mike Walsh Detective Novels" series. "Fast Action right out of the gate." http://www.MichaelPhelpsNovels.com http://www.BlueLinePublishingHouse.com FACEBOOK: MichaelPhelps TWITTER: @MichaelPhelps3 GOODREADS: MichaelPhelps
BOOK SUMMARY: The widow and son-inlaw of a respected horse racing Jockey are charged with his brutal murder, eight years after the crime. They retain prominent Miami criminal defense attorny Frank Pizzo to defend them in the small western Kentucky town, where everybody knows everyboy and their business. Attorney Pizzo dispatches his Chief Investigator Mike Walsh and Rosa Cobio, Walsh's assistant to Hendersonville, Kentucky to investigate the case. Walsh and Cobio uncover the stikingly similar murder of another Jockey, three years prior to their client's spouse's murder, and the disappearance of another Jocky, both of which remain unsolved. Soon, Walsh and Cobio ferret out political corrpuption, inept cops, a prosecutor with tunnel vision, a judge with a score to settle, race horse doping, race fixing, ties to the Chicgo Mob . . . all of which places their lives in grave danger. REVIEWS: "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE" has received SIX (6) FIVE STAR REVIEWS on Amazon Kindle, B&&N NOOK and GOODREADS. What are People Saying about "THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE"? ***** "The Real Detective - - - This is an excellently constructed detective mystery that deserves five stars. Pure entertainment. This is the way it should be written." - ARTHUR J. LEVINE, Author of "JOHNNY OOPS", New York, New York ***** "An Enjoyable Page Turning Mystery" The Author knows his material well and enthusiastically spins an interesting and well crafted account that skillfully weaves uncovered facts and unforseen events into an entertaining read filled with surprises. The final chapters are infused with 'fireworks', bringing the story to an exciting and satisfying conclusion." - PETER M. LESCHNER ***** "A FIVE STAR WINNER - - - Based on a true story, Mr. Phelps who ws Chief Investigator for Miami based Attorney Frank Pizzo, takes us on a roller-coaster ride into the owrld of horse racing's political maneuvering and corruption. He introduces us to the Jockey World of trainers, Racing Stewards, Jockey's and horse owners. Mr. Phelps captures the true feeling of Hendersonville, the 'horse town' where everybody knows everybody's business, and then some. This is a tale that rolls along at a steady, unflagging pace and builds to a shocking and suspenseful climax. A page-turner for sure. THE JOCKEY'S JUSTICE will keep you guessing. A facinating and riveting read, right from the starting gate." - JOHN L. EVANS, Author "A TIME FOR KILLING", Los Angeles, CA. My original entry into becoming a Writer began in 1987. While engaged as Chief Investiigator for a prominent Miami Law firm, I Co-authored "DAVID JANSSEN-MY FUGITIVE" with my friend David Janssen's first wife, Ellie. The book was released in Hardcover in December of 1994, with Paperback Editions released in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Consolidated world-wifde sales were in excess of 1.2 million copies. As a result of release of my debut
novel, "THE EXECUTION OF JUSTICE", there was renewed interest in the Janssen book. I released the Fourth Edition (Hardcover) in July of 2011 at the original publication price of $18.95. My current Work-In-Progress is "DAVID JANSSEN-Our Conversation", with a forward by Award winning Singer and Songwriter CAROL CONNORS, who was David Janssen's true and last love before his untimely death. I have been inspired to write this book by many of David's friends and fans. I hope to show his fans an intimate and personal portrait of the great man he truly was. Following "DAVID JANSSEN-Our Conversations", I will be returning to the "Mike Walsh Detective Novels" series with "INSANE JUSTICE", which is based ona double-homicide case in Miami Beach, on which I worked for the defense law firm.
JoAnn Fastoff author of The Lie (two other books The Pact, The Gordian Knot) Illicit diamond wars from the victim's perspective AuthorHouse.com, amazon.com; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn People seem to love my books and say they are not the "regular old" mystery/intrigue reading they are used to. (Yea!) Who or whom has killed four diamond couriers coming into the country? FBI Agent Howard Watson must find out before there is a victim number five. Working on book four - about tobacco smuggling in the U.S. reviews are in "JoAnn Fastoff cuts with perfection a jewel of global intrigue and suspense in her latest Howard Watson installment of The Lie. It will keep you breathlessly turning pages all the way to the jaw dropping end. " Randy Richardson, President Chicago Writers Association "Once again JoAnn Fastoff has written an excellent fast-paced thriller that had me hooked enough to read it in a single sitting. While the novel is short, the story is huge." Paige Lovitt, Reader Views "The Lie is a must-read book; brilliantly put together displaying details only persons inside law enforcement would know. It keeps you on the edge." Ken Webb, Sr. President, Fact Finders Group, Inc.
Chelle Cordero author of Hyphema Is Matt pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake?. http://ChelleCordero.com http://ByLines333.com https://www.facebook.com/AuthorChelleCordero Twitter? http://twitter.com/ChelleCordero Hyphema by Chelle Cordero - Hyphema: Bleeding in the eye caused by trauma… Matt Garratti, a paramedic from New York, moves his wife and son to North Carolina to work at his dream job as a flight medic. Pakistani born Sudah, his wife, receives frosty stares and insensitive comments from their new neighbors. Before long, Matt wonders if he is pursuing his dream or bringing his family into a nightmare from which they may never wake. Hyphema won the Dec 9, 2011 Friday Book Cover Vote on the Shades of Love website; Final Sin was an Honorable Mention in the Fiction Category of the 2010 NY Book Festival & a 2009 Pushcart Prize nominee; Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009; A Chaunce of Riches was Winner of D. Renee Bagby’s readers’ choice for The Best Overall First Chapter, April 2010; & Chelle Cordero is a featured author in “50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading (2010)” published by The Authors Show “Ms. Cordero tackles such amazingly current topics-hate, prejudice, fear of the different, with such enjoyable, suspenseful, and well-researched background, that this reader will be following her closely to see what she writes next." (Brian Davidson);
Anna Kashina author of The Princess of Dhagabad, Book One in The Spirits of the Ancient Sands series A romantic fantasy set in the world inspired by the tales of the Arabian Nights www.annakashina.com, www.dragonwellpublishing.com, blog.annakashina.com Facebook a(Anna Kashina) and Twitter (@akashina) LinkedIn and GoodReads, Authors Den. When, on the day of her age-coming, the princess opens a mysterious bronze bottle—a gift from her grandmother—she has no idea that she is about to unleash a power older than the world itself. Worse, she is not prepared for the bearer of this power to be a handsome man whose intense gray eyes pierce her very soul. Hasan, her new slave, is immeasurably wiser and stronger than anyone she has ever heard of, and he is now hers to command—if she can handle him, that is. Sensuous and delightfully intelligent, The Princess of Dhagabad is the first book in a trilogy by a talented new author. This is an excellent book by a very promising new writer, with a lot of originality, an exciting story, a well realized background, and vivid writing. —Poul Anderson Behind its glittering Arabian Nights façade, The Princess of Dhagabad is an intelligent, even philosophical, first novel that marks the author as someone to watch. —Harry Turtledove The novel's lyrical language; authentic conjuring of the sights, scents, and trappings of Arabian lore and culture; and engaging characterizations add up to one truly compelling coming-of-age fantasy. -- Booklist …a fine recasting of Arabian Nights material into a fable for our times. ---Locus …hauntingly vivid. -- Pasadena Weekly Locus recommended reading - Nominated for Library of Utah Readers' Choice Award, Sapphire Award, and James Tiptree, Jr. Award for Romantic Fiction - Featured in the Summer 2012 issue of the Mythic Circle, home to the Mythopoetic Award
"Anna Kashina's book is different: it opens up a new world for the readers." "a pleasure to read" "This is an extraordinary book." "This book is beautiful and fresh." "I want to congratulate the author for an excellent debut and to thank her for
the pleasure I received from reading this book." "extraordinary imagination and style. Kashina ... is a rare talent ." "A must read" "I believe that this story has every attribute of real classics" Future works: Book 2, The Goddess of Dance, is upcoming in September and will be available for pre-order in August 2012 from www.dragonwellpublishing.com Two of my other novels are upcoming this year from different publishers.
Kimberly Raiser Author of "The Family Bones" and "A Pound of Flesh" ranked #1 in Horror in Kindle February 2012 www.delvlingpress.com http://www.wishuponafriend.com WishuponafriendSTOREFRONT
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The Weaver family has inherited family property. Upon investigating the wonderful farm house and grounds the family becomes separated. Deep family secrets are revealed from beneath the ground, and beneath the flesh. The story takes a deep twist and proves that nothing is as it seems, and family goes further than skin deep. The Family Bones is available on Kindle for .99 to purchase and is also available free to rent for Amazon Prime members. It is also available for purchase in soft cover through various online retailers including Barnesandnoble.com and Amazon. You can link to purchase through my Indy site www.delvlingpress.com I can be found on linkedin, facebook, goodreads, twitter and myspace "The Family Bones" was chosen in the top five at Preditors and Editors for Horror books in 2008. It also placed in the top ten in kindle sales for Horror books four weeks straight in 2011. Other works by Kimberly Raiser are best selling "A Pound of Flesh" a short story that came in #1 in book sales for horror February of 2012. Currently I am working on an urban fantasy titled "Children of Roen" which is available on Kindle as a sample section of the book and is getting rave reviews.
Davee Jones author of Finless ** Book Title or Series? Finless "Imagine the erotic intensity of Black Swan meets Fifty Shades of Grey" http://finless.blogspot.com/ Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/ http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-finless-771515-147.html “Sarah, Nathaniel, and Lily resist unconditional love as they feed primal desires. Not believing the possibility of having it all, they struggle to believe that they, the “least of these”, rightfully deserve a lifetime of love and happiness-- Especially with how graphically and unconventionally they choose to express themselves. Each of the characters comes to realize how tortured their lives have become. Violent images, dreams, and actions occur as they spiral downward into their dark lives. As they each reach a personal impasse, they must decide how they will make their lives better. In the process, they must also mend broken intimate relationships with the ones they love. This erotic, edgy tale describes and embraces elements of s/M lifestyle. Their personal proclivities are not condemned. If a fish does not have fins, it becomes lifeless and sinks helplessly to the bottom of the water. Humans are exactly the same way." "Great read April 18, 2012 By queenmommy Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and I was really interested in the outcome of the characters. It was unlike any book I have ever read because it had a real message which at times I felt seemed out of place but it really was relevant to the development of the characters. I'm looking forward to the next book and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic fiction."
K.P. Kollenborn author of Eyes Behind Belligerence
When the character of a man is unclear to you, look at his friends. www.kpkollenborn.com www.eyesbehindbelligerence.com
facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kollenborn facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EyesBehindBelligerence twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/KPKollenborn YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/kollenborn blog: http://kpkollenborn.blogspot.com/ Find on GoodReads, Smashwords, Self Pubishing Review, Red Room Book Blogs Culminating a bitter-sweet epic and traditional coming-of-age story, 'Eyes Behind Belligerence' sets precedence to fear and hatred, to families torn apart, and to the calloused response of internment camps. While two Japanese-American families endure the wake of Pearl Harborâ€™s wrath, each member must face the most painful question of their life: Where does their loyalty stand? Told in five parts, this novel unravels the challenges between two unlikely Nisei friends, Jim and Russell, into adulthood during the Second World War. As restrictions are imposed, (even in the safe, rural community of Bainbridge Island,) as harassments escalate, (including the F.B.I. invading their homes and deporting their fathers to Montana for espionage trials,) the fated day arrives: evacuation of all Japanese civilians. Rounded up like cattle, tagged, they are hauled to the fringes of Death Valley: Manzanar. Together they must survive racism, gang violence, and the harsh elements of the environment. Together they must prove their loyalty, especially after a tragic riot on the eve of Pearl Harbor's anniversary. While Russell enlists in a segregated army, becoming part of one the most decorated units in U.S. history, Jim is sent to a different camp for the "No-No" boys: those who are marked disloyal. Removed from their families, they are forced to reevaluate their identities and discover, most importantly, what it means to forgive. "Worth the read! The author did a great job at drawing you into the boys and their family's situation, making you feel their pain and suffering, as well as the rest of the Japanese community. The growth you see in the characters really makes it so that you can connect with them." Tiffany L. Davis, Amazon Reviewer "Highly recommend. If you want to read a believable book about what life was like for the Japanese during WWII then look no further, you found it. I think Jim wrote it best. 'Exiled, shamed and damned like bastards, we stare through these barbed wire fences, our eyes. our eyes betrayed by this world; our eyes behind belligerence.'" Sue in CT, Amazon Reviewer "The book is a long read (so be prepared). And while on the surface it seems to be about the depressing trials the Japanese go through, there is an underlying message of hope. Hope of survival. Hope of acknowledgement. Hope of freedom. Hope that shows that even during the darkest hour, people can survive, find love, and rise above." Overflowing Bookshelves Blog http://overflowingbookshelves.com/eyes-behind-belligerence-by-k-pkollenborn/ "I have to say the author did a wonderful job on researching the book before writing it.I just touch on a bit of the subject contained in this book. There is much more that one needs to read to reach the full impact of the novel." Miss Lynn's Books and More http://misslynnsbooks-n-more.blogspot.com/2011/12/eyes-behindbelligerence-novel-about.html "Most Realistic Account of Japanese American Internment. Although I have read a number of novels dealing
with Japanese American internment during World War II, Eyes Behind Belligerence seems the most realistic description of the day to day experience of living in the camps." L. Frankel Amazon Reviewer "This author forces us to see the heart-break of decisions made from fear. It's a story we all should read." Richard Twillman, writer "This book is a solid story, mostly gripping." MelB. Amazon Reviewer
Future projects - Set in the backdrop during the last years of South Africa's Apartheid, 'How the Water Falls' unfolds both personal and political histories of the system's victims, perpetrators, and unlikely heroes. www.HowTheWaterFalls.com
Maynard Sims author of Nightmare City ** Book Title or Series? Nightmare City They can control minds but what happens when they cannot control themselves? ** Web Site(s)? www.maynard-sims.com Maynard Sims on FaceBook @micksims on Twitter and Maynard Sims on MySpace
Maynard Sims is on LinkedIn, Goodreads and Blogspot Are there any other sharing web sites people can find you? www.dept18.com SHELTER, DEMON EYES, NIGHTMARE CITY, MERE MORTALS, and the two Department 18 novels, BLACK CATHEDRAL (1) and NIGHT SOULS (2) with the THE EIGHTH WITCH (3) due in 2012. Authors of novellas – MOTHS, THE SEMINAR, THE HIDDEN LANGUAGE OF DEMONS and DOUBLE ACT. AUTHORS of story collections, – SHADOWS AT MIDNIGHT, ECHOES OF DARKNESS, THE SECRET GEOGRAPHY OF NIGHTMARE, SELLING DARK MIRACLES, INCANTATIONS, FALLING INTO HEAVEN, THE ODD GHOSTS and FLAME AND OTHER ENIGMATIC TALES. Editors of ENIGMATIC TALES 1-10. ENIGMATIC NOVELLAS 1-6, ENIGMATIC VARIATIONS 1-4 and ENIGMATIC ELECTRONIC as well as F20 1-2, DARKNESS RISING 1-7 and DARKNESS RISING 2003 and DARKNESS RISING 2005. NIGHTMARE CITY – One word describes this novel to a T: wow. A non-stop roller coaster ride of pure horror from beginning to end, The novel starts off moving fast and never slows down, making this a very intense story. The story flows well, and the characters are extremely well developed. This is a very exciting read for anyone who loves the horror genre. “Nightmare City” by Maynard Sims is a page turner, with plenty of supernatural thrills and action. The authors (Maynard Sims is a pseudonym for two writers working together) do know how to frighten, on both psychological and visceral levels. The authors do a fine job of filling in the back-story of all the secondary characters—the ones Robert “calls”--and set up some great scenes of supernatural warfare, including a spectacular finale. Future projects in the works are Novels - THE EIGHTH WITCH – 2012, STRONGHOLD – 2013, A PLAGUE OF ECHOES – 2013. TOUCHING THE SUN, THROUGH THE SAD HEART. Screenplays – DEPARTMENT 18, THE SMILING WITCH, THE GHOST STORY HOUSE. Story collections - STILLWATER AND OTHER GHOST STORIES.
Cindy A. Christiansen Caskets and Corruption Lizzie, a portrait artist of the dead, is looking for adventure amongst the living. But, after discovering a drug operation involving military caskets, she’s chased across the country with Phillip Van Dyke, a stiff-necked funeral director, and her sister’s hairless dog as a stowaway. Can she exhume Phillip’s heart before the drug cartel catches up with them? · REVIEWS: "This was a fun, lighthearted read with a lot of action and adventure." 4 Stars, Clean Book Reviews "Wow! What a simply refreshing story." 4 Stars, Romancing the Book Review "...a fun, fast read...with the little bald canine often stealing the show. ...enough twists and conflict to keep me fully engaged." C4 Stars, Coffee Time Romance
Love on Laird Avenue Who said it would be easy for Tatum to leave her over-protective father, buy a 1911 bungalow, and start her own business at the same time? When things fall apart, literally, she hires a hunky home restoration specialist named Ryan to come to her rescue. She never dreamed he’d have his own ideas about protecting her...namely sabotaging her dates. · REVIEWS: "...a fine and much recommended read, not to be missed." Midwest Book Review "...extremely funny and heart-warming." 4 Stars, Romantic Times Book Reviews "This suspenseful seamlessly crafted book is delightful..." 5 Stars, Conger Books Reviews "...truly a comical story from beginning to end." 4 1/2 Stars, Manic Readers Reviews Braving the Blaze A wildfire volunteer is determined to stay single and become a veterinarian. He didn’t count on being assigned a pyrophobic woman or that accidents would follow her like wildfire. Can he keep the flames of desire he reluctantly feels for her under control long enough to keep them and his yellow lab alive? · REVIEWS: “If you are looking for a great afternoon read, then I recommend Braving the Blaze.” 5 Stars, Miss Lynn's Books and More “…delightful story full of courage, friendship, and romance that kept me glued to the pages.” 5 Stars, Reviewer Anna del C. Dye Awards: My list of awards include: Legacy of Lies: Honorable Mention, RWA Heart of the West Chapter Contest Legacy of Lies: Honorable Mention, RWA Golden Pen Contest Hazardous Hideaway: First Place, RWA Great Beginning Contest Love on Laird Avenue: First Place, League of Utah Writers Oquirrh Chapter Contest Braving the Blaze: Second Place, League of Utah Writers Oquirrh Chapter Contest ** What are people saying about your book(s)? Why do readers like your book(s)? Cindy A. Christiansen's books are delightful reading because she is a master wordsmith. She also writes of places she personally knows. Unlike most of today's novels, her grammar, word use, sentence structure and
descriptions arenot common and would be accepted as college reading, but it's not too elevated for the average reader. Her books always give an outstanding read, in an almost-lost style. I have found them thoroughly enjoyable on many levels. The average reader will not know why they like her books, they will just like them! ~Talma J. Day Here’s what Cindy’s books give you: · A clean read with no bedroom scenes or offensive language. · A tantalizing, fast-paced plot. · Down-to-earth heroes and heroines. · A rollercoaster ride of emotions you face right along with the characters. · A special dog to steal your heart. · A few added facts, a good message, and that important happily-ever-after ending.
Carolyn Huebner Rankin author of Falling Through Ice: A true story After years of therapy and a lifetime of prayer. . . God has finally given Carolyn Huebner Rankin peace of mind and the courage to speak out. www.fallingthroughice.com www.RankinFamilyMinistries.org Find Carolyn Hubner Rankin on Facebook www.crossoverpublications.com ** Attach a picture of you (head shot) - you can take it with your cell phone and send it. You might have a picture already. Attached ** Summary of book / book series Excerpt from Chapter 1: Shivering, Carolyn came awake slowly and found herself lying on a chilly hardwood floor. She was in a tiny room about the size of her mommyâ€™s kitchen pantry and eerie shadows danced over the walls, created by a fading sunlight that barely managed to penetrate the filthy window above her. A lumpy mattress was thrown into the middle of the room. Carolyn had never been so hungry in her life, but her stomach felt all topsy-turvy like when she took her first roller coaster ride. Her mouth tasted nasty. She tried to run her tongue over her dry lips, but it was too fat and stuck to the roof of her mouth. Carolyn rubbed her eyes groggily and squinted trying to see through the creeping darkness. It was then that she noticed the heavy chain wrapped tightly around her left ankle and connected to an old metal radiator like the one Grandma Rankin had in the basement of her farmhouse. Frowning, she touched the chain and tried to understand why it was there. She wriggled her foot and tried to slip her thumb between the chain and her ankle, but a lock firmly secured it. They had given her enough chain to walk a little, but that was all. Why would someone want to lock her up? She jerked at the chain angrily and pain shot up her leg. Her eyes filled with tears. Falling Through Ice is gripping narrative non-fiction that will make an impact on everyone who reads it. The writing is flawless, and based on my twenty years of experience in child welfare, I can say with assurance that the author's narrative rings true. This is one of the most inspirational reads I've come across in years because it was so gut-wrenchingly honest. It was not sanitized to protect the reader, and as a result this book has the potential to truly change lives. The authors bring the reader through the valley and showed how God used everything that happened for the greater good. Because Carolyn dealt with her painful past rather than denying it or stuffing her problems, she was able to truly heal over time. This is a very healthy and Biblical approach to healing. I highly recommend it.â€” Lynn Suttton A non-fiction book written like a gripping novel. From the prologue I could not put this book down. It is the most disturbing book I have ever loved. I have lost sleep thinking about the terrifying events that are so graphically described; only to wake up in the morning angry and sad. The authors beautifully grip readers from the beginning, pull them through every painful minute and make them look at the ugly reality called "child abuse". It brought me to tears, but more than anything, this book has healing properties and offers hope. I am appreciative that Carolyn bravely shared her story with Ronni Hoessli. I have purchased multiple copies to share with some special people who need healing. Every judge, law enforcement officer, social worker, and
child care worker should read this book as well!
Patricia Otto author of Worlds Apart Love can be closer than you think. Web site www.patricaotto.com Facebook: Patty Otto
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LinkedIn: Patricia Otto Amazon: Patricia Otto Blog: Source Immortal Putting her divorce in her rearview and her kids in the minivan, Maddie Pearce heads home to Salem, Mass., in search of a new life. That new life is not supposed to include finding a portal to the past hidden in the closet of her aunt's houseâ€”a past that has magic, sorcerers and a possible way to heal her special needs son. And she certainly isn't expecting the brooding, handsome lord whose bedroom lies on the other side of the portal and who seems determined to keep her in her own world. The last thing Morgan of Pencastle wants to see is another witch oblivious to her powers stepping through the portal wall. Then the beautiful, sexy Maddie steps into his world. And keeps coming back. Maddie needs Morgan's help, and together they try to build a bridge between the worlds. If only fate isn't so determined to keep them worlds apart... About my books: Worlds Apart was released by Ellora's Cave for their Blush line on May 3, 2012. My other titles can be seen on my website. I am in the business of providing fun beach reads for those moments when you want to escape the everyday. I am always working on a new story. Right now I am enjoying a fictional New England seaside town and writing the story of a woman finding out that life truly is what happens while you're making other plans.
Davee Jones author of Finless "Imagine the erotic intensity of Black Swan meets Fifty Shades of Grey" http://finless.blogspot.com/ Also on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads Book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/ http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-finless-771515-147.html "Sarah, Nathaniel, and Lily resist unconditional love as they feed primal desires. Not believing the possibility of having it all, they struggle to believe that they, the â€œleast of theseâ€?, rightfully deserve a lifetime of love and happiness-- Especially with how graphically and unconventionally they choose to express themselves. Each of the characters comes to realize how tortured their lives have become. Violent images, dreams, and actions occur as they spiral downward into their dark lives. As they each reach a personal impasse, they must decide how they will make their lives better. In the process, they must also mend broken intimate relationships with the ones they love. This erotic, edgy tale describes and embraces elements of s/M lifestyle. Their personal proclivities are not condemned. If a fish does not have fins, it becomes lifeless and sinks helplessly to the bottom of the water.
I really enjoyed this book. It was very well written and I was really interested in the outcome of the characters. It was unlike any book I have ever read because it had a real message which at times I felt seemed out of place but it really was relevant to the development of the characters. I'm looking forward to the next book and I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys romantic fiction." 2012 my publisher, SCP released my novella, On Ellicott Street. It is available everywhere Finless is for sale. Yes, I have a novella set for release this summer entitled, Ruby's Dance: Thank You Mae West. I also have the sequel for Finless--Finless Too-- in progress and a thriller/paranormal novel as well as a cowboy themed romance novel.
Heaven Liegh Eldeen author of The Demon Side
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“Every kid has problems. Every kid has even more problems when they move to a new home. But when a kid with problems moves to a new home that has a Demon living inside it—look out! Etta’s world is about to spin out of control when she encounters her new roommate—and Rahovart, that ancient trickster, is in for a few surprises too. So don’t mind all the crashing and rumbling; that’s just the normal noise Angels and Demons make when they’re fighting an epic war in the attic. One thing’s for sure: Etta and Rahovart will have to go through Hell to Heaven and back again before that old Victorian home in Quantico Town finally quiets down… ”
** What are people saying about your book(s)? Why do readers like your book(s)? 4.0 out of 5 stars Can A Demon Find Redemption?, February 2, 2012 By Sundee M. Miles "I am an eclectic book and mu... (Flat Rock, MI, United States) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: The Demon Side (The Demon Side Series) (Kindle Edition) First person perspective from a demon's point of view. I found this a wonderful story. The character's of the demon Ra and Etta, Etta's parents, the demon Alastor, and the arch angels were well written. Ra did some truly horrific things, but the author handled the writing of him in such a way that the reader is empathetic and interested instead of repulsed. Etta might have the appearance of a teen girl, but she's as strong and good as they come. Is she strong enough to convince Ra that there is good in him? The angel/demon world that Heaven Eldeen created was fascinating. The intricacies were revealed a little at a time so as not to be pedantic reading. Her exploration into the demon side of things before later showing us the angelic side was very much part of the unraveling of the plot. The plot was very well written with the mystery of why Etta was drawing demonic attention, why Ra had no memories beyond being left alone on earth, and lastly what the antagonism beyond the obvious was between he and Michael the angel. The final great battle was thrilling and the denouement was fitting.
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Bitten Twice author of Macedo Ink Series A vampire series with a twist. Sexy, exciting, with a unique twist. http://www.bitten2ice.com Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, GoodReads. Alexander, 2000 year old vampire once known as Alexander the Great, lives in New York City masquerading as Lex Macedo web-hosting billionaire. His lovely wife is non other than Catalina De Diablo, Prince of Abaddon and Lucifer's crowned heir to the underworld. Alex has also been tasked with protecting the Peace Keeper as her Dark Warrior, accompanied by none other than Michael the Archangel as Light's Warrior. Together they fight to maintain the balance between heaven and hell and more often between light and dark wherever that occurs. From Vampires gone rogue to imprisonment in a human jail compounded by stints made to heaven and hell, life is never without challenges in Alex's world. He also battles with an emotion he has never had to face - love. In both his natural and unnatural life he has never had to worry about the emotions unveiled by being in love and loving the devil's daughter has challenges. From possession, to blood sucking haute couture fashion, and demonic fetish; Alex finds that loving Lina requires more than just time. Readers like the series because it doesn't follow a trend. Instead the story line is unpredictable and fresh.
Leonora Pruner author of In the Aerie of the Wolf Facebook, LinkedIn Amazon A mid-18th century romance set in Yorkshire England demonstrating that appearances may blur the grandeur of Truth, and, while “little” actions can have a horrendous impact forgiveness is possible. The grant of a large marriage settlement convinces Anne Crofton’s parents to send her to marry Lord Wolverton in a remote Yorkshire castle near the Devil’s Drop waterfall. Denied her hopes to wed the local vicar, silver-haired Anne journeyed north under the care of Old Samson, her fiancée’s hunchbacked, trusted servant. Although she finally met her future husband in a dim, moonlit garden, their wedding plans were interrupted by the poisoning of the vicar who was to perform the ceremony. While a replacement cleric is sought, Old Samson shows Anne the secret passages in the castle and she survives an attempt on her life. The new vicar is the one from Anne’s home. In the garden, cloaked by darkness, Wolverton tells Anne he is hideous and gallantly offers Anne escape from the marriage but, drawn to him, she refuses. He then makes a strange request: “I prefer you not look at me any time, but especially not this night at our wedding.” Anne agrees, but later, tenderly gains permission and looks directly at him without flinching. The attempts of Wolverton’s would-be usurper brother to thwart the marriage and prevent the possible birth of an heir culminates in a duel on the castle’s roof. Despite her husband’s disfigurement, Anne and Wolverton’s marriage flourishes, even as Anne secretly indulges her girlhood affection for another. While struggling between her feelings for both, Anne naively betrays her husband’s fragile trust. They must come to face their errors and forgive each other in love. “In the Aerie of the Wolf” was nominated for the 2012 Christian Small Publisher Association’s Book of the Year Award. However, one of the other five nominees won the award.