Dec 2, 2016

2016 Grand Prize Winner from ATAI Book Award Contest - AC Burch

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Today's Featured Author is AC Burch

Grand Prize Winner of

2016 ATAI Book Award Contest

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A deep discussion...filled with laughter

Our conversation with AC ran the gamut.  We discussed The Homeport Journals and the power of having a "logical family" as well as or instead of a "biological family".  We talked about the invaluable importance of being a writer - especially in times like these when major upsets are occuring in our country and the world.  Yes, the pen can be mightier than the sword!  

We also asked AC what impact the contest had on him and on his book.  His reply made our hearts sing and overflow.  THIS...THIS is why we run the contest and why we ultimately created Authors Talk About It.

Who should run for president next

Janelle shared something she's never told publicly before.  It might be a wild and crazy idea, but without any intentions of stereotypes.  You'll have to listen to the episode to find out ;)   

Back to more laughter

Truly, this podcast episode was filled to the brim with laughter.  But more than that, there are countless reasons to listen to today's conversation.  

  • If you have family that isn't blood related to you.
  • If you have eccentric older friends or family.
  • If you've ran away from something.
  • If you've struggled over the presidential election this year.
  • If you want to know the benefits of the ATAI book contest.
  • If you want to learn about a new book.
  • If you need a giggle or laugh today, then listen - right now!

AC Burch

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A.C. Burch is a long-time Provincetown resident who spent his early summers on Cape Cod and since then, the sand has never left his shoes. His first visit to Provincetown sparked a romance with the town and forged a love of the sea that continues to this day—most summer days will find him sailing on Cape Cod Bay. A.C. trained as a classical musician, but his passion for the arts extends to photography, the art scene in Provincetown and Miami, as well as the written word. His literary icons run the gamut from Jane Austen to Agatha Christie by way of Walter Mosely and Patrick Dennis. www.ACBurch.com


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Dec 1, 2016

A More Deadly Union

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Today's Featured Author and Book

A More Deadly Union

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Book Description:

How far would you go for someone you love?

Someone is threatening Peri Minneopa’s client. The most likely suspect is a man whose past relationship with her client could ruin his chances at being elected mayor. 

This would be easier if her boyfriend, Detective Skip Carlton, wasn’t in a coma after being shot. Peri’s been dating him for 10 years, but without a marriage license, she can’t even visit him in the hospital.

She knows better than to interfere with the police’s efforts to find Skip’s shooter, but her case keeps showing up in the middle of their investigation.

Now she’s questioning her skill and her need for independence. What is she willing to do to solve her case and see Skip wake up?


Notes:

A More Deadly Union is the fourth installment of Gayle Carline’s Peri Minneopa mystery series. Peri is a private investigator, who takes on a case from her close friend, Jared, who believes he is being stalked. Years ago, Jared had a homosexual affair with a man named Rick, but now Rick is running for mayor and playing the wholesome family man, and wants Jared to disappear. The tension and aggression escalates dangerously, leaving Peri to navigate a mess of politically fueled scare tactics in order to protect her friend. Meanwhile, her detective boyfriend is in a medically induced coma after an altercation on the job, meaning she has to cope with a difficult case of her own at the same time, and hopefully come out on top. 

At first glance, A More Deadly Union seems a bit silly, from the unusual names of some of the characters to the general plot line. However, it is wonderfully written, and much deeper than it appears to be. The characters are fairly complex and many interesting perspectives are explored, including that of a character with mental disabilities. Gayle Carline writes with a good mix of humor, sadness, suspense, and great insight, making A More Deadly Union a delightful literary experience. Also, it is worth mentioning that although A More Deadly Union is the fourth book in a series, it holds well as a stand-alone piece; even without reading the rest of the books first, the characters are introduced and explained well and the storyline is easy to follow. All in all, this was a novel full of surprises, albeit very good ones. It is certainly worth the read, and perhaps the others in the Peri Minneopa series will be too.

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Gayle Carline

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Gayle Carline is a typical Californian, meaning that she was born somewhere else. She moved to Orange County from Illinois in 1978, and landed in Placentia a few years later.

Her husband, Dale, bought her a laptop for Christmas in 1999 because she wanted to write. A year after that, he gave her horseback riding lessons. When she bought her first horse, she finally started writing. 

Gayle began writing journalistic pieces for California Riding Magazine, then quickly added "humor columnist" to her resume with a weekly column in her local newspaper, the Placentia News-Times. What she really wanted to do was write mysteries, however, so in 2009 she crossed that off her list with the first of her Peri Minneopa mysteries.

Never at a loss for words or stories, she will continue to write as long as the ideas keep popping into her head. In her spare time, Gayle likes to sit down with friends and laugh over a glass of wine. And maybe plan a little murder and mayhem for the next novel.

The website is Gayle Carline: Humor Columnist, Mystery Author.

 


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Doors are open for the 2017 ATAI Book Award Contest! Deadline is 9/30/17

Book awards give you clout and credibility!

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Nov 24, 2016

Off Grid and Free

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Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness

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Book Description:

Off Grid and Free: My Path to the Wilderness is the story of the journey Ron Melchiore undertook as a young man from the city, first to homesteading in northern Maine and then to living in the bush of northern Saskatchewan. He has lived off grid since approximately 1980 and speaks candidly about the joys and the tribulations of his chosen lifestyle. In this adventure, Ron shares the diversity of his experiences in an easy-to-read, humorous, and sometimes harrowing narrative. The book includes his hiking of the 2,100 mile Appalachian Trail in winter, bicycling across the United States, homesteading off grid, the terror of being surrounded by a wildfire, surprise encounters with bears, and more. For readers with an outdoors spirit, people with an off grid and self-sufficiency bent, and dreamers who like to read about adventure, Ron hopes to inspire others to "take the road less traveled."


Ron Melchiore

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Ron Melchiore is an Outdoorsman/Pioneer, Homesteader, Remote Exploration Camp Manager and Author. Living off grid since the early 1980’s, Ron and his wife Johanna have spent the better part of their lives "unplugged." As part of the back to the land movement that originated in the 70's, they have spent their adult years living the homestead dream.

 


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Nov 22, 2016

Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory

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Prevail: Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory

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Book Description:

Drawing from the tremendous depth of her own experience of rising from sever abuse and creating a victorious and genuinely rich life, Betty Withrow shares the seven key steps that will propel you out of your habitual rut. Quotes for great thinkers of all times weave through the book to deepen the perspective. Cheerleaders and Companions on your journey, these wise ones show the way. Drop your victim' view that life is riding you, and live the life you deserve. Know that you can do the things about which you have always dreamed, and that you can Prevail. Dare to Cheer up. Grab this book. Take a leap, and get on board!


Notes: 

Prevail: Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory is an emotional self-help book penned by life coach Betty Withrow. In it, the “seven keys” are: cheerfulness, patience, friendliness, creativity, fortitude, perseverance, and completion. For each, Withrow utilizes her own enlightening, and sometimes horrific, personal experiences as educational tools with which to inspire her readers. She shares them, along with her methods of coping, in an effort to help others achieve the level of blissful victory that she has in her own life. 

Despite Withrow’s insistence that “this isn’t an autobiography,” it certainly reads like one for a good portion of the book. However, this is not necessarily a bad thing. Her stories are poignant and insightful, without being plagued by trivial or irrelevant details. They are connected well into the main points that she makes, too, so that it is not a constant flip-flop between advice and story time. Rather, it is a very well-thought-out collection of anecdotes, reflections, and guidance that is sure to resonate with any reader. 

Betty Withrow’s writing is warm and inviting, with the kindly presence of a sweet conversation with a grandparent. It is also clear and blunt, with straightforward lessons and brilliantly proposed ideals. This combination makes Prevail: Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory unique in its genre; it was as entertaining as it was inspirational. It is evident that there was a great deal of Withrow’s heart and soul put into this book, and for that reason, it is a most worthwhile read.

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Betty Withrow

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Betty Withrow is a life coach, specializing in helping women feel a need to reconnect with what matters to them, defining their own success.  Having lived and worked in Big Sur, California since 1973, her book Prevail: Seven Keys to Create a Personal Victory tells her sotry of rising from extreme abuse as a child to living a life that is full, happy and rewarding.

Learn more at www.PrevailSevenKeys.com and/or www.BettyOfBigSur.com.

 


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Nov 17, 2016

Camping in High Heels

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Camping in High Heels

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Book Description:

Kate Palmer loves her job. Why wouldn’t she? As a travel blogger, she gets paid to take five-star vacations. Then one of her loyal readers asks her to travel “like the rest of us.” 

After dining, relaxing, and enjoying only the best of every city in the most luxurious fashion, Kate isn’t sure that she or her high heels can manage the camping life. Learning to drive and to set up a motor home was only the beginning. As she travels to New Orleans to Texas to New Mexico, Kate experiences a brand-new kind of adventure. Who knew that she’d ever tackle the campground bathhouse (bring Raid with you), tarantulas (unwelcome dinner guests), and bats (best observed while holding an umbrella)? 

But things become brighter when she bumps into fellow camper, Brandon. Seeming to run into one another at each campground, it gets harder for Kate to ignore the sparks between them. 

As Kate’s journey teaches her to appreciate the great outdoors, she also makes friendships along the way. And she just might have found love, too.


Notes: 

Listen to Miki's earlier interviews with us here at ATAI.

Forever in the Keys: http://authorstalkaboutit.com/forever-in-the-keys/

The Keys to Love: http://authorstalkaboutit.com/keys-to-love/


Miki Bennett

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Miki Bennett is the author "The Keys to Love", her debut novel and the new "Forever in the Keys" coming January 29th.  She is a stay at home wife who has an intense love for the beach, trying to fit all family vacations as close to the ocean as possible. Her passions include art and various crafts where she has won numerous awards over the years. She also calls herself the resident family tech geek, always checking out the latest gadget that comes out on the market. Miki is a cancer survivor and currently lives with a rare chronic illness, Mastocytosis but doesn't let that keep her from pursuing her passions. She credits her creativity to helping her deal with every day stresses.

Learn more at http://www.mikibennett.com.


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Nov 10, 2016

Thirst

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Thirst

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Book Description:

Explosive violence rocks Canada’s Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Keenleyside dam. A joint U.S.-Canada military force locks down the Valley to protect Columbia River dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence. 

Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military patrols to slip into a restricted zone in her hunt for a silver mine to claim as her own. But her plans are derailed by an intentionally set fire that almost takes her life. Someone wants her out of the Slocan Valley. When Alex discovers a gunshot victim in an abandoned mine, she fears she could be next. But she’s never been one to wait for trouble to come to her and she tracks a suspicious man seen once too often in the lonely mountains. All eyes are on the dams, but the true threat lies elsewhere. 


Notes: 

In Katherine Prairie’s Thirst, geologist Alex Graham is determined to find a lucrative silver mine amongst the mountains of Slocan Valley, Canada. However, her suspicions are aroused when her tent is burned down by a mysterious arsonist, followed by a gruesome discovery in an abandoned mine. She is certain that something sinister is going on, but between the military presence on the Keenleyside dam after an attempted bombing and the sensitivity of her own geological work, she is hesitant to bring attention to the situation. Meanwhile, martial law has been declared in an effort to solve the increasingly violent protests after the dam debacle, sending the entire area into a turbulent mess of politics, activism, murder, and mystery. Alex is left to figure out whether the recent crimes against her have to do with the situation at the dam, or something much worse. 

Thirst is a fantastic mystery, loaded with suspense and intrigue from the very first page. It has a pleasant blend of science, politics, activism, and mystery, yet is overdone in none of these things. The plot is wonderfully unique thanks to this winning combination, especially with the protagonist being a geologist, which is something very rarely seen in fictional literature. Katherine Prairie, the author of Thirst, is a geologist herself, and the expertise she lent to her written work made it all the more believable. 

Also, each character was wonderfully written to be complex and so very human, making the characters easy to relate to and root for as the story goes on. Aside from that, the general story as a whole was a great read; the pure talent that Katherine Prairie exhibited in every descriptive sentence was truly phenomenal. Thirst is easily one of the best modern mysteries to recently grace the shelves, with enough unique content to entertain fans of any genre. Hopefully Alex Graham will make another literary appearance in the future, because her adventures are more than worth the read.

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Katherine Prairie

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Katherine, a geologist and IT specialist, stepped away from the international petroleum industry to follow her passion for writing. An avid traveller with an insatiable curiosity, you never know where you’ll find her next! But most days, she’s in Vancouver, Canada quietly plotting murder and mayhem under the watchful eye of a cat. She is an award-winning presenter and the author of the thriller THIRST. 

www.katherineprairie.com


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Nov 8, 2016

Make Some Room

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Make Some Room

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Book Description:

In June of 2013, author Angie Mattson Stegall and her then-boyfriend/now-husband Nelson spent sixteen days rafting 225 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon. Having never done a trip like this before, she wasn’t really sure what to expect.

Thankfully, the friends who invited them prepared them well:

1. Take everything you think you will need.

2. Leave everything else behind.

Turns out, everything she needed fit into a bag about the size of a small Golden Retriever.

During their trip, their six rafts held the rest of the gear they would need: kitchen and food, bathroom setup (aka “Groovers”), and assorted emergency gear. The motto of Grand Canyon is “Pack it in; pack it out.” And that means EVERYTHING.

So, it went that they spent sixteen days sleeping under the stars and Milky Way and keeping track of trash and crumbs (called “microtrash”). It was also sixteen days of trying to keep sand out of her contact lenses.

Here’s what she learned during that trip:

• It doesn’t take much to keep sixteen people happy. A filling meal three times a day plus some snacks goes a long way.

• Wearing pretty much the same clothes for days on end isn’t a big deal.

• Taking a bath (in the 49 degrees-cold river) every three or four days makes being clean all the sweeter.

• Nature is all around and she is beautiful. Slowing down and paying attention is like creating the most delicious meditation + prayer milkshake.

• The rapids were big and fast and the water was cold. She was scared shitless more than a few times. There was no option but to keep going. So, she did.

• Laughter, conversation, and connecting with those sixteen people were a crucial part of each day.

• She didn’t think about money on the Canyon. Except for one stop at Phantom Ranch (deep at the bottom of the Canyon) for postcards and lemonade, there was literally no place to even use money. If they “needed” anything, they traded for it. Beer for toilet paper. Beer for ice. Will swim for beer! It turned out beer was quite the bartering tool.

• “Drink more water.” That was the answer for everything from general crankiness to major headaches.

Simplifying your life down to a bag and a boat showed her what was important. The author fell in love with the simplicity and rhythm of each day. The Make Some Room Manifesto In a world where our modern lives tend to be chaotic, noisy, and over-scheduled, making some room can be a real challenge. She found that her time on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon created the space for her to think about her life very differently.

This trip set the stage for her to write the Make Some Room Manifesto, which she's sharing with you in detail in this book. She champions not only understanding but also moving into ACTION. So, to help you learn how to make some room in your own life, Angie decided to turn this into a “how to” book which focuses on the twenty ideas outlined in her Make Some Room Manifesto.

In simple terms: Angie wants to guide you to make some room. Her wish is that everyone has the opportunity to have a Grand Canyon-like experience at least once in their lives. This book is her way of sharing her personal experience. Her hope is it hits you like a ton of bricks…or a two-by-four upside your head…or that it quietly but relentlessly tickles your subconscious like a gentle feather…something, anything that can wake you up to life and inspire you to begin living your life on purpose. She believes you will benefit from what she has learned and discovered. Your only task is to focus on what resonates with you. Leave the rest behind.

One final note: Each chapter of the book contains stories about her time on the river and then goes “Beyond the Canyon” with ideas, action steps, and even checklists to help you focus on what’s essential for you. Dive in!


Notes:

Angie Mattson Stegall’s Make Some Room is a guide for how to simplify, so you can live a more fulfilling life. After taking a life changing rafting trip through the Grand Canyon, Angie realized how unsatisfied and overwhelmed she had been in her day- to-day life. This trip gave her the chance to evaluate what was truly important and the things that needed to change once her and her husband returned home. She created the “Make Some Room Manifesto”, consisting of 20 lessons she learned on her trip. In her book, these lessons are explained in depth using examples from her trip, descriptions of the way that these apply to real life, and action steps to implement these lessons in your own life.

Overall, this book is remarkably helpful. The set up is simple, the lessons straightforward, and action steps accomplishable. The author does a great job of using statistics and referencing other sources to support her ideas. The overarching theme of mindfully living a simpler life is one that many people are feeling the need for in this day and age. Her useful lessons such as disconnecting from technology to reconnect in relationships or decluttering your home and schedule are not revolutionary, but the straightforward manner she describes these topics makes these goals seem achievable. The only complaint is the use of hashtags in the writing, especially when the author is talking about disconnecting from social media. That said, the action step guide at the end of the book is a great touch, since you can go through all the steps without having to search through the book. Make Some Room is a great, quick read for those who are looking to find a little more meaning and purpose in life.

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Angie Mattson Stegall

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Angie Mattson Stegall is an award-winning author, executive coach/consultant, and freedom finder. 

“I support leaders who are ready to ask BIG questions, to explore new perspectives, and to think outside the boring box.”

Her profound sense of adventure, creativity, and her deep knowledge of "soft skills" (think: communication, emotional intelligence, diplomacy, and working with teams) allows her to guide her clients and their teams through activities (often outdoors) in a way that invites them to engage with their own creativity. The result is individuals and teams who get excited about out-of-the-box thinking that leads to new ideas and new perspectives on their personal or professional projects, in their work, and in deeper ways that positively impacts many areas of their personal lives, too.

Learn more at www.angiestegall.com.


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Nov 3, 2016

Nisei

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Nisei

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Book Description:

After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Government encouraged all eligible young men to enlist immediately in the fight against its enemies overseas--all eligible young men, except Japanese-Americans. Nisei is the story of Hideo "Bobby" Takahashi, a Hawaiian-born Japanese-American who must overcome prejudice, internment, and the policies of his own government to prove his loyalty to his country. Narrated by Bobby Takahashi and read by his son, Robert, forty-six years after Bobby's death, the story details the young Nisei's determination to fight honorably for his country and return to the young love he was forced to leave--a girl he cannot have because she is White.


Notes: 

Nisei is an emotional historical fiction novel, written by JJ White, about the plight of a Japanese-American man during World War II. Hideo Takahashi, who went by “Bobby,”was what was referred to as “nisei,” meaning that he was second generation Japanese-American. As a teenager, Bobby lived a simple life and dreamed of joining the Navy. However, after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, discrimination against Japanese-Americans escalated dangerously, and Bobby and his family were soon captured and sent to an internment camp. He was eventually allowed to join the Army- not the Navy as he had hoped- yet faced even more hatred and racial prejudice there. Amidst the horrors of war, Bobby was determined to fight honorably and courageously, and once and for all prove that he was a true American. Decades later, Bobby’s depressed and suicidal son discovers his deceased father’s memoir about those tumultuous years, but he is not prepared for what he will find within those dusty pages. 

Nisei is a very well researched, honest portrayal of the lives of Japanese-Americans during World War II. JJ White explores issues of race, prejudice, identity, and patriotism deeply and thoroughly in his novel, while remaining true to its historical roots. However, Nisei is also dripping in emotion; Bobby’s story is equal parts enlightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. The emotional weight never smothers the heaviness of tragic truth; rather, they are balanced wonderfully in a well-rounded, page-turning novel. 

There are occasions where Nisei is a bit hard to follow, as some of the pidgin and broken language could be difficult to understand. This is not a momentous problem, though, as it accurately portrays language barriers between Japanese immigrants, their Americanized children, and the people of Hawaii, where the book takes place. The patience required to sort out these bits of jumbled language does nothing to taint the overall value of this gut-wrenching tale. Nisei remains an enlightening glance into a dark chapter of American history, honest and raw in its portrayal of a brave Japanese-American man fighting to prove himself to the country he called home.

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J.J. White

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J. J. White is an award winning novelist and short story writer who has been published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, Bacopa Review, and The Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, The Adventures of the Nine Hole League, was recently published in The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, #13. He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer’s Digest. 

His crime fiction book, Deviant Acts, was released by Black Opal books in November, and was followed by his Historical Fiction book, Nisei, in 2016. He was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece, Tour Bus. He lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his understanding wife and editor, Pamela.

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Oct 31, 2016

Drawing Dead - 2016 Horror Novel Contest Winner!

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Faolan O'Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it s his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he s ever imagined.

Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can t conquer a city alone.

Aided by an emotionally-crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian s rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?


Notes: 

Drawing Dead (Faolon O’Connor Book 1) takes you back to the 1930s era of organized crime when mobsters, gangsters and mafia bosses were somewhat common.  Yet, author Brian McKinley has written a book that is far from stereotypical.  Why?  Because Faolan O’Connor isn’t just a gangster, he’s a freshly turned vampire.  The expectations of those above him aren’t necessarily difficult for this tough-as-nails, cold-hearted killer or are they?  Faolan’s superiors test him, and his so-called friends willingly turn their backs on each other to save their own necks.  Whether or not McKinley’s young vampire will succeed in this new world or whether he’ll finally end up dead remains to be seen.

From the get go, readers will likely be captivated by the cover.  It fully captures the essence of Drawing Dead.  Vampires don’t run around announcing to the world what they are, and the secrets that are fluidly woven throughout Drawing Dead are reflected not only from the cover but from page one.  Admittedly, the scenes do jump around a bit, which can make it a little confusing at times.  But there is so much action and intrigue embedded within the storyline that this is an aspect that can almost be overlooked.  McKinley does a great job offering readers the opportuntiy to take a look at their own values and morals as Faolon seems to reconnect with his humanness.  Of course, this may end up ending his life.  Highly recommended – readers can feel the danger, the excitement and the horror of a vampiric gangster life in this pragmatic tale. 

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Brian Patrick McKinley doesn’t really exist. He’s a constructed mortal identity used by a relatively young Vampyr in order to publish the truth about The Order. Due to the world-wide influence of The Order and its minions, these accounts must all be published as fiction; however, they are all very real and actually happened. Sometimes the names and sequence of events have been changed to protect the innocent, the guilty, and to keep from getting sued. 

Brian is no longer a typical Vampyr and, for this reason, lives in hiding and writes from a secret location. The real “Brian” lives a life of danger and excitement; he loves Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire as much as he loves Chicken Fried Steak. He’s a reader, a role-player, and a dreamer who doesn’t believe that “liberal” is a dirty word. He’s lived many lifetimes and is eager to share as many of them as possible with his readers. 


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Oct 27, 2016

Time Isn’t the Problem - You Are

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If you’re not enjoying success, then it’s time to look in the mirror and ask “Why?” The answer is probably staring right back at you. You’re probably the reason you haven’t achieved your dreams.

We all start out in life expecting to live the life we want. For many, if not most, those early hopes get dashed when the realities of rent payments, nasty bosses, indifferent spouses, unexpected illness, or uncontrollable events turn our dreams into disillusionment. Instead of thriving, life just becomes a march of survival and people grow older and bitter as they remember their early hopes as wistful memories. The more cynical will even mock their younger selves for believing they could ever have had what they see others achieving.

Yet there are countless examples of people who are living the life of their dreams. We see them on TV all the time―people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, and George Clooney, to name a few. They manage to juggle work, family life, community life, and personal pursuits in seemingly effortless fashion, with a smile on their face, purpose in their walk, and passion in their attitude.

Anyone can achieve what they want, just like these people do. There’s nothing extraordinary about them. They have no elixirs. What they do have, however, are qualities that keep them performing at their highest level, qualities that anyone, including you, can have … if you know how to develop them.

Time Isn’t the Problem, You Are is the twenty-first century guidebook for everyone who feels stuck in their life and wants to change but doesn’t quite know where to begin. It’s a thorough, entertaining, informative, easy to understand yet challenging and action-inducing program that’s designed to get you to start living the life of your dreams right now.

Chad Cooper supports the House of Healing Mission Foundation, to learn more and donate to the projects, please visit houseofhealingmission.org


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Chad Cooper has been an advisor to CXO executives in Fortune 500 companies advising leadership service, operation, and strategy on how to position and define services as strategic assets and has coached thousands of people. In addition, he is coach to Professional Athletes in WBO, NHL, MLB, USAT, NFL, and Olympians around the world, taking their performance to legendary levels.  Learn more here: http://www.chadecooper.com.

 


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Oct 25, 2016

Listen to Succeed

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How do CEOs stay at the top? How do married couples happily stay together? How do sales people stay on the top of their game? How to parents ensure great relationships with their children? They all share the ability to listen effectively. Listen to Succeed explores the underlying need for effective listening; points out the stumbling blocks that contribute to not being as effective a listener as we can be; and shows us how we can dramatically improve this skill. This book will give you a new way to communicate successfully with your clients, patients, co-workers, friends, and family . . . with virtually everyone you come in contact with. Listen to Succeed is for Leaders & Their Teams, Students & Teachers, Parents & Children, Doctors & Patients, For Anyone and Everyone who wants to build strong, productive, thriving relationships. It's never too late to become a more effective listener. Read this book with care and consideration and LISTEN to the voice inside. "Full of ideas about a subject we thought we already knew about. Listen to Succeed shows us ways to improve, perhaps dramatically improve, our listening skills . . . This is a well organized, easy-to-read book brimming with tools and tips to help us become more successful listeners, even in areas we didn't even know we weren't paying attention." -Jean Illsley Clark, author Self-Esteem a Family Affair


Leslie Shore

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Leslie Shore is a communications expert. As the owner of the consultancy Listen to Succeed, Leslie has worked with corporations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and educational institutions to up-level their intra-personal and inter-personal communication skills. Her book, Listen to Succeed: How to identify and overcome barriers to effective listening, is currently used in four universities and in businesses and non-profits throughout the United States and Canada.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/listentosucceed 

Twitter: @leslielistener

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-shore-1526907

 


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Oct 20, 2016

In Vitro Lottery

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In Vitro Lottery

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"Thought provoking, scarily believable and compelling." Louise Lambert Decades after a deadly plague has ravaged the world, the children of the survivors can only reproduce via complex fertility treatment. Some can afford it, but for everyone else there is the In Vitro Lottery. Kate never really wanted a family, so when her numbers come up she gives her winning ticket to her sister. But when tragedy strikes, Kate is forced out of her own small existence and sent on a collision course with the clinic CEO Victor Pearson, the pressure group IVFree and the Government in her quest for answers. When the fate of humanity is at stake, who really controls the future, and what will they do to protect it?


Notes: 

In Ed Ryder’s debut novel, In Vitro Lottery, Kate and her sister, Emily, live in a dystopian future in which a modern plague has eradicated the natural ability to reproduce. Only the powerful and elite can afford the in vitro procedure required to have children. For the common people, a public lottery is held to determine who will win the right to bear a child. Kate wins the top prize, but has little interest in raising a child, so she passes on the honor to her sister. All seems well, until Emily is suddenly and mysteriously murdered. Then, in investigating her sister’s untimely death, Kate finds herself in the midst of a whirlwind of injustice, lies, and ethical dilemmas.

In Vitro Lottery has a very interesting concept; with all the current concern for overpopulation and interest in scientific conception, this novel’s plot doesn’t seem all that far fetched. Despite being a dystopian science fiction piece, it is fairly believable. There is an air of contemplation and, perhaps, warning throughout the novel that lends to its unique plot. And Ed Ryder’s description of this alternate reality is fantastic; its intrigue and mystery keeps it interesting throughout. 

However, the narrative had a tendency to ramble unnecessarily; perhaps it was an attempt at introducing backstory, albeit not a flawless one. There were many details that could have been omitted without harming the plot. Because of this, after its exciting introductory chapter, In Vitro Lottery’s storyline drags along for a little while after it. It does pick up again, though, and is well worth the read. Ed Ryder has a great mind for dystopian fiction; the refreshing uniqueness of In Vitro Lottery is good proof of that. 

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Ed Ryder

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At 42 years of age, Ed Ryder lives in a small village in the UK with his wife and two cats. He's a scientist by trade and currently work for a genetics research institute, investigating how genes work and interact with each other.  Most of his spare time is spent out with his horse Molly, which he says, "is a great way to relax but doesn’t leave much time for writing!"

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New science-based website coming soon - www.gene-editing.org

 


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Oct 13, 2016

Room 629 … An Intriguing Paranormal Thriller

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Jesse Marshall and her friends just wanted a weekend getaway. After four years of college, cramming sessions, late night book vigils and the epiphany of finally knowing what you want to do with your life—or not, they needed a few days to let go and relax. Forty-five minutes away from their home town of Las Vegas, Primm Nevada, was close enough for their limited schedule and a few days of celebration. But their carefree weekend quickly crumbles after they witness a young woman standing in the middle of a casino, screaming and bloodied. After security takes her away, the friends begin to unravel a mystery that none of them were prepared for and a horror that would change everything.


Vicki-Ann Bush

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Originally from Long Island, New York, Vicki-Ann Bush now resides in Austin, Texas. For years however, she called Las Vegas, Nevada home. Living in the desert gave her inspiration for several of her books. 

Starting out in children books, she eventually settled into YA fiction. She has ten books published including paranormal romance, a paranormal short, sci-fi and an a historical romance. Three have recently received 5 star Reader's Favorite silver seals.

 


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Oct 6, 2016

Getting unStuck: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being

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Feeling stuck?

It happens to everyone.

Whether we're facing everyday stumbles or big, complex issues, we can get stuck on emotions, beliefs, and habits of thinking. And that can block us from making our lives, relationships, and work as rich and rewarding as they could be.

The S.T.U.C.K. Method gets you unstuck. Based on the concepts of mindfulness and psychology, Shira Taylor Gura has developed a simple technique you can practice anytime, anywhere to overcome emotional challenges and enhance your well-being.

Through these stories, tools, and worksheets, you'll laugh, empathize, and learn how to turn your “stuck” spots into sources for energy and positive change.


Notes: 

In Getting unStuck: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being, Shira Taylor Gura shares her process of achieving inner peace with one’s emotions. Gura calls it the S.T.U.C.K. Method, and uses it to identify negative feelings and their often unreasonable sources. From there, she encourages honest introspection and acknowledgement of other points of view, in order to effectively solve emotional turmoil. Paired with her own personal stories and examples, clear infographics, and helpful worksheets, Gura’s Getting unStuck is an enlightening read. The S.T.U.C.K. Method lays a definite path to an emotional awakening that should solve any feeling-based problem. 

Shira Taylor Gura has a bare, honest style of writing that not only draws readers in, but allows them to relate in some way to each of her stories. Despite being a self-help book, it does not always read like one; rather, it is more like a friend giving advice than a self-titled expert lecturing the reader into submission. This friendly tone makes Getting unStuck so much more effective. In her author’s bio, Gura attributes her inspiration for the S.T.U.C.K. Method to her experiences as an occupational therapist and yoga instructor; it is this calm wisdom that is evident on every page of her book. 

The S.T.U.C.K. Method is simple and straightforward, but has a lot of promise. It demands honesty with oneself, which may be difficult for some, but would surely be worthwhile in the long run. As far as self-help books go, it’s definitely a great one. There are no false promises or tedious tasks, only honesty and reflection. This alone makes Getting unStuck a truly introspective, inspirational piece of literature. 

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Shira Taylor Gura

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Shira Taylor Gura is a success coach, author of the #1 new bestseller "Getting unSTUCK - Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being", and creator of The S.T.U.C.K Method™. She facilitates workshops, retreats, and 1:1 coaching to help people get unstuck in work, in love, and in life. She lives with her husband and four children on Kibbutz Hannaton in the Galilee, Israel.

Learn more here: http://thestuckmethod.com.

 


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Oct 1, 2016

2016 ATAI Book Award Contest Finalists Announced (via FB Live)

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Mystery Thriller Finalists

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Onyx Webb - Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz

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Hellbound - David McCaffrey

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The Unholy - Paul DeBlassie III

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Beehives - Mary Coley


Non-Fiction Finalists

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Finding Pockets of Happiness - Donna Lee Gauntlett

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Getting unSTUCK - Shira Gura

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The Ultimate Guide To A Multi-Orgasmic Life - Antonia Hall, MA


Children/Young Adult Finalists

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Cosmic Chaos - CM Shelton

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Coriander - Keely Bibeau

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Momster - Lauren Kimball


General Fiction Finalists

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The Chapel of Eternal Love - Stephen Murray

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The Gilded Cage - Judy Alter

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Freckled Venom: Skeletons - Juliette Douglas


Sci-Fi Paranormal Finalists

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The Shiva Syndrome - Alan Joshua

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Want - Magus Tor

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Red Lakes - Joshua Harding


Romance Finalists

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The Homeport Journals - A.C. Burch

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The Keys to Love - Miki Bennett

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No Pit So Deep - Jim Miller

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Sep 29, 2016

Mister Spunky and His Friends

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Mister Spunky and His Friends

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Mister Spunky and His Friends is the creation of award winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, Real Dogs Don't Whisper, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy.

Mister Spunky and His Friends is about the importance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way.Parents, if you enjoyed Real Dogs Don't Whisper, your children will enjoy this book for them. There are several pages at the end of the story for coloring activities.Ages: 5+


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Mister Spunky and His Friends is an adorable children’s tale about a happy little dog who, while on a vacation to the beach, meets three unlikely friends. Each new dog he comes across has a problem- one that Mister Spunky would much rather avoid. However, he learns that through showing kindness and compassion to all, even in their lowest moments, valuable friendships can be formed. 

There are many things to love about this book, the first of which being its muses. The short blurb about the author and her dogs with special needs was almost more heartwarming than the book itself. For a child, however, the sweet moral behind Mister Spunky’s adventures is a valuable one. To teach a child compassion is always important, but for them to learn that kindness should know no boundaries is even more important. In the face of detrimental emotions and physical limitations, acceptance is the greatest gift. This plot, paired with the cute animated images of puppies at play, is sure to resonate with young children, and perhaps even inspire them. The coloring pages at the end of the book are also a unique and lovely touch, to aid in engaging the children who read this story. It is an enchanting little book that any young child would likely enjoy. 

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Kelly Preston

Award winning Kelly Preston, co-author of "Real Dogs Don't Whisper" (www.realdogsdontwhisper.com) takes you on a journey with her experiences with four special need dogs. Her co-author is Mr. MaGoo, he is a larger than life dog and has a lot to say. The book is about second chances and miracles. Read about four rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs; they teach their human about life, love, and hope.

Kelly also has published a children's picture and activity book, "Mister Spunk and His Friends" (www.misterspunky.com). Mister Spunky and His Friends, based on a true story from Real Dogs Don't Whisper. This is a children's book for ages five years old and up teaching the importance of love, friendship and helping others; especially with special needs (pets and humans). 


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Sep 22, 2016

Red Lakes - Interview with Joshua Harding

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No greatness was ever borne without pain… A nuclear holocaust has devastated humanity. Out of the ashes rises a new totalitarian Soviet state that bears a chilling resemblance to a major fast food chain. Everyone eats burgers and the savior of the state-approved religion has red hair, white skin, and enormous feet. Sergei, a meat farmer in the Ukraine, learns that he is actually a clone of the State’s founder and destined to become its Premier. The secret police whisk him away to Moscow where he is prepared for absolute power. Sergei is kidnapped by a group of terrorists who are bent on overthrowing the State. They open Sergei’s eyes to the atrocities meted out by the State on its people: torture, human cloning, and dietary oppression. Sergei escapes his captors and returns to Moscow but to what end? Does he assume the Premiership or follow the terrorists in their desperate struggle?


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Joshua Harding’s Red Lakes depicts our world set in the future, after a nuclear war has devastated humanity. Set in what was once Russia and Ukraine, the NSSR (New Soviet Socialist Republic) maintains absolute power over its citizens by controlling what they eat. The people are kept fat, lethargic, and ill by feeding them only foods from the approved “Holy Menu” as conveyed by the Savior Rahnuld – burgers, fries, and cola. Reminiscent of Soviet Russia, people inform on each other to Main Authoritative Komitet (MAKs) to keep themselves safe, lest they be the ones tortured for being suspected of consuming vegetables or turning against the regime. There is a black market for fresh vegetables, and the rebels fighting the NSSR are known as Vegeterrorists. The Premier, MigLenin, is a clone of the founder of the state, and the story follows the life of Sergei Aleksandrevich as he discovers he is also an enhanced clone of the founder to be trained as MigLenin's successor. As he is kidnapped, separated from his pregnant wife, and groomed for his new path in life, he faces the decision to either become the future Premier or join the Vegeterrorists in changing the future.

This novel was a well-written, fascinating read. Red Lakes may be set in the future, but it bears a striking resemblance to the current social and political environment. In a world in which it is easier to find processed junk food than fresh, organic produce, and where the government creates laws around reproduction, Sergei must make a choice: to maintain the status quo, or fight for a better system. Each twist brings the reader deeper into the novel, and pushes the reader to find out what decision Sergei will make. It is not a light, easy read, but it is brilliantly written and hard to put down.

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Joshua Harding

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Joshua Harding is a novelist and award-winning short story writer. His fiction is featured on Writer’s Digest, QuarterReads, and Acidic Fiction. He’s been a nuclear missile mechanic, an environmental lobbyist, a cemetery restorer, freelance artist, puppet master, set designer, actor, carpenter, mortuary officer, garbage man, you name it. The only thing he’s done longer than any of them is write. He lives in a four-person artists’ colony in the woods north of Chicago.

Learn more at http://jharding71.wix.com/joshuajharding.


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Sep 20, 2016

What Are Hashtags and How Can You Use Them Wisely

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Sep 15, 2016

Lucifer: Soliders, Serpents and Sin

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Lucifer: Soliders, Serpents and Sin

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During his first 1,000 years of life in The Realm, Lucifer becomes an authentic superstar. All of his fellow brethren adore him and the passionate way he leads worship. His best friend Michael has been cheering him on since literally lifting him out of his Creation Cocoon.

And then it happens.

An unexpected rift between Lucifer and Michael inaugurates Lucifer onto the path of rebellion. While smiling at his best friend every day, Lucifer begins to amass custom designed weapons and map out the weak points in The Realm. He uses his honey-coated tongue to persuade some of the brethren to join his Loyalist army, even as other brethren sense that all is not right.

As the pressure mounts towards the impending clash of lightning and thunder, Lucifer prepares to unleash something the brethren have never seen. His rebellion will change every single creature in The Realm...forever.


David Taylor II

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David Taylor II is an author, playwright, songwriter and producer. His latest book, Lucifer: Soldiers, Serpents and Sin is an internationally best selling book. He has created an entire story world called The Realm from that first book and continues to expand it. He writes sci fi, fantasy, Christian fiction, and Children’s Literature.

He is a co-composer for the smash hit theater production, Eye of the Storm:The Bayard Rustin Musical, nominated for 3 Black Theater Alliance awards. In 2015 his book Wayward Pines:Survival, from the hit Fox TV show of the same name, broke top 10 in the Amazon best seller list and is currently still there.

He is also the author of the new children’s favorite, Diary of a Chocolate Midas. He is the proud father of two, as well as a lover of football, pizza, and a good glass of lemonade.

Email: Books@DT2Author.org

Websites: www.DT2Author.org   www.SecretsoftheRealm.com

 


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Sep 13, 2016

The Unholy

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The Unholy: A Novel

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A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, "The Unholy" is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision. PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion.


Notes: 

The dark and frightening depths of radical religious leaders, as well as their followers, is blatantly displayed in Paul DeBlassie III’s book, The Unholy.  Claire Sanchez is a woman who continues to deny to herself or anyone else that she is a medicine woman, a healer.  Tragedy in her childhood pushed her away such acceptance.  Yet, she ultimately has no choice but to face her own personal demons as evil surrounds her from the bowels of the church or is it, in this case, really the bowels of Hell?  The Ecclesia Dei, a “wealthy, centuries-old church”, maintains control over its members and the community through the manipulations of Archbishop William Anarch.  Not only does Claire have to choose her path spiritually, but DeBlassie interweaves the challenge of choosing her path in other areas of her life, including her love life.  The question really is whether or not Claire will be able to make her own decision – that is, if she is even allowed to survive. 

 
Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. has crafted a tale of tragedy and upheaval with a full scoop of mystery mixed in.  Readers may be shocked at the psychotic and twisted mind of not only Archbishop Anarch, but of others around him.  This thriller will keep readers turning pages with bated breath.  DeBlassie’s ability to paint a picture with words helps readers easily imagine the details of each scene.  Though the plot is complex, and one readers need to give their full attention to, it is a story that will have them anxious to find out what happens next.  The Unholy will lead readers on a path to wonder what really is holy as well as what really is unholy.   
 
 
Originally critiqued by staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com

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Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer living in Albuquerque, New Mexico who has treated survivors of the dark side of religion for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. Dr. DeBlassie writes psychological thrillers with an emphasis on the dark side of the human psyche. In The Unholy, a young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, the Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

 


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Sep 8, 2016

Cadicle Omnibus

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Cadicle Omnibus (Volumes 1-3)

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This is the omnibus of the first three volumes in the Cadicle space opera series, collected together for the first time in one convenient set. 

VOLUME 1: ARCHITECTS OF DESTINY (bit.ly/cadicle1) Cris was born with rare telekinetic gifts—abilities outlawed by the governing Priesthood. But, a new future awaits when Cris unexpectedly receives an invitation to join the Tararian Selective Service and begin their sanctioned telekinesis training program. Except, following that path puts him at the center of a generations-old galactic conspiracy. Architects of Destiny is the first installment in the Cadicle series. This short prequel novel is a prelude to the defining events in Tararia’s history in the ensuing years. 

VOLUME 2: VEIL OF REALITY (bit.ly/cadicle2) The greatest deceptions are never suspected. After twenty years with the Tararian Selective Service, Cris Sietinen is in the unprecedented position of being both Lead Agent and heir to a High Dynasty. When his son is captured by the mysterious alien Bakzen, Cris uncovers a hidden truth that forces him to question all that he once took for granted. Veil of Reality is the second installment in the Cadicle series. This novel begins to untie the knot of secrets binding the TSS, High Dynasties and the Priesthood. 

VOLUME 3: BONDS OF RESOLVE (bit.ly/cadicle3) A year after his encounter with the Bakzen, Wil is still grappling with his upcoming role in the war. Weighed down by his sense of duty and a grim vision of his fate, he has withdrawn from friends and family—focusing only on his official assignments. However, Wil finds unexpected support when he befriends a new TSS trainee from Earth, Saera. Through their budding relationship, Wil comes to terms with the purpose he was born to fulfill and gains comfort in the knowledge that he won't have to face the future alone. Bonds of Resolve is the third installment in the Cadicle series. This novel follows Wil as he completes his training to become the youngest and most powerful Agent the TSS has ever known. 

***** Additional books continuing the series that are not included in this set: 
Volume 4: Web of Truth - Buy it now: bit.ly/cadicle4 
Volume 5: Crossroads of Fate - Coming Q3 2016 
Volume 6: Path of Justice - Forthcoming 
Volume 7: Scions of Change - Forthcoming


Amy DuBoff

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Amy has always loved science fiction in all forms, including books, movies, shows and games. If it involves outer space, even better! She first studied creative writing at the Vancouver School of Arts and Academics, and then received a B.S. in Psychology from Portland State University. Amy currently lives in Portland, Oregon, USA, with her husband. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel, wine tasting, binge-watching TV series, and playing epic strategy board games.

Learn more at www.amyduboff.com.


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Sep 6, 2016

Should You Thank Book Reviewers Publicly?

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Sep 1, 2016

Realities of Creation

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Realities of Creation

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“The Realities of Creation offers fresh . . . and differing . . . insights into the creation process. It opens up a world of all possibilities and addresses all perspectives. If you don't get it in one chapter, you'll get it in another!”— DeeWallace, actor, author, and healer

Because we are multi-dimensional beings, we have the ability to create in several, if not many, different realities. We aren’t just limited to the physical world anymore. Truly we never were, but we just weren’t able to expand our minds to be able to see that. We had no frame of reference. The past is gone, taking with it all thoughts of playing small. We have found that magic lamp, and we aren’t limited to just three wishes—we can have as much (or as little) as we can handle.

This book is a toolbox, filled to the brim with ideas to help us get outside the box of our pre-conceived notions and limiting beliefs. The reader can take a little from each of the contributors and play in their reality, as you craft your own methods of conscious creation that work for you—fast, with consistency, ease, and grace!

This book came about as a co-creation between the speakers on the popular Realities of Creation tele-summit. Each speaker contributed a chapter on their area of expertise—topics that they have been writing about and teaching for a while. If any particular author resonates more with you, you can always find more information on that topic from their websites. Our reality is changing and this book provides new information to assist you in your own path of conscious creation. 

In this book you will find: Jean Adrienne: DNA Reality of Creation; Leslie Amerson: Emotional Mastery‒Emotional Freedom; Julia Griffin: The True Presence‒Your True Self; Laurie Huston: Power of the Heart; Linda Minnick: Perspective; Kathleen O’Keefe Kanavos: Dreams During The Age of Aquarius: Six Benefits for You; Maureen St. Germain: How to Get A Higher Self Connection; Suzanne Strisower: You Have a Multidimensional Life Purpose; and Lynn Waldrop: The Body-Mind Connection


Maureen St. Germain

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Founder of Transformational Enterprises Inc. 1994- present. Before that she worked in the corporate world for over 20 years, as a CEO of nonprofits, lobbyist and fund raiser. She confounded everyone that followed in her positions on how she was able to out-produce volume, customers and sales or why donors dropped by half after she left. Then she got into mediation and started her own company when she realized she had made $20,000 from workshops doing it part time that year. That was 1994. Today, Maureen St. Germain leads transformational trainings worldwide in personal development and spiritual awakening. Labeled “The Practical Mystic” in “Famous Wisconsin Mystics”, Maureen has taught Intuition skills Sacred Geometry principles in mediation and manifestation in Europe, UK, Scotland, Canada, USA, Egypt, Australia, Taiwan, China and Japan. Author, musician and producer of over 15 guided-meditation CDs, she is a prolific, and talented musician. She is a channel for Ascended Masters, and a direct channel to Source. Maureen is the author of the three Amazon.com best-seller books along with numerous CDs, and DVDs.  As founder of the Akashic Records International, she teaches how to access the Akashic Records leading to certification and provides continual support through promotions and website development. Her team developed AroMandalas ® a line of healing essential oil blends.

Emerging Spirituality Productions is that kind of innovation that was formed as an alternative, television and communications company focused on telling stories related to spirituality, compassion, healing and especially developing a second spiritual family.

 

World-renowned metaphysical teacher, author, and Founder of Akashic Records Guides International. Her work takes her worldwide teaching advanced ascension techniques. She shares her unique perspective to provide innovative information. Hosting TV shows in 3 different cities for five years, along with numerous radio shows and appearances gives her a distinct edge. Her history in the corporate world as a trade association executive, fund raiser and lobbyist, make her an ideal host bringing a unique perspective to her work as a healer and spiritual guide.

Learn more at www.maureenstgermain.com.

 


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Aug 31, 2016

How Often Should You Post to Facebook - Personal Page, Fan Page, Groups…

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Aug 25, 2016

Kiss Me Deadly

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Kiss Me Deadly

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Marjolaine’s imagination in 1700’s France got her into more than enough trouble before she met Durante. He became her whole world, whisking her away to see places she had only dreamed of. Forever with him sounded like a fairytale, but the truth was far less attractive. Now, an old rival is using her human attachments as bait for a coup. All their lives hang in the balance while Marjolaine fights to save the boy who reawakened her heart from her own deadly kiss.


Shauna Pendleton

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Shauna grew up in a coastal town in Maine that inspired her love for the written word. She graduated with honors from UMass Dartmouth with a multidisciplinary degree in Electronic Imaging and Writing and went on to work in web development, small business ownership, fitness, and banking.  She recently moved with her husband and two children from Massachusetts to New Hampshire, reinvigorating her passion for novels.https://www.facebook.com/shaunabooks/
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Aug 22, 2016

From the Beach - We’re Back

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Jul 22, 2016

Traveling and Teeny Hiatus

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Jul 21, 2016

The Guilded Cage

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The Guilded Cage

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Born to society and a life of privilege, Bertha Honoré married Potter Palmer, a wealthy entrepreneur who called her Cissy. Neither dreamed the direction the other’s life would take. He built the Palmer House Hotel, still famed today, and became one of the major robber barons of the city, giving generously to causes of which he approved. She put philanthropy into words, going into shanty neighborhoods, inviting factory girls to her home, working at Jane Addams’ settlement Hull House, supporting women’s causes.It was a time of tremendous change and conflict in Chicago as the city struggled to put its swamp-water beginnings behind it and become a leading urban center. A time of the Great Fire of 1871, the Haymarket Riots, and the triumph of the Columbian Exposition. Potter and Cissy handled these events in diverse ways. Fascinating characters people these pages along with Potter and Cissy—Carter Harrison, frequent mayor of the city; Harry Collins, determined to be a loser; Henry Honoré, torn between loyalties to the South and North; Daniel Burnham, architect of the new Chicago—and many others.The Gilded Cage is a fictional exploration of the lives of these people and of the Gilded Age in Chicago history.


Judy Alter

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An award-winning novelist, Judy Alter is the author of several fictional biographies of women of the American West—Elizabeth Bacon Custer, Jessie Benton Frémont, Lucille Mulhall (first Wild West Show roping cowgirl), and Etta Place, the Sundance Kid’s girlfriend. In the Gilded Cage she has turned her attention to the late nineteenth century in her home town, Chicago, to tell the story of the lives of Potter and Cissy Palmer, a high society couple with differing views on philanthropy and workers’ right. In so doing, she chronicles the colorful history of Chicago from swampland to host for the World’s Columbian Exposition, including the Great Fire, the Civil War, and the Haymarket Riot. 

She is also the author of six books in the Kelly O’Connell Mysteries series: Skeleton in a Dead Space, No Neighborhood for Old Women,Trouble in a Big Box, Danger Comes Home, Deception in Strange Places, and Desperate for Death, and the Blue Plate Café Mysteries—Murder at the Blue Plate Café, Murder at the Tremont House and Murder at Peacock Mansion.With the 2014 publication of The Perfect Coed, she introduced the Oak Grove Mysteries.

Her work has been recognized with awards from the Western Writers of America, the Texas Institute of Letters, and the National Cowboy Museum and Hall of Fame. She has been honored with the Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Achievement by WWA and inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame and the WWA Hall of Fame. http://judyalter.com/


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Jul 19, 2016

Just Like Gravity: Can Love Transcend the Shadows of Time

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Just Like Gravity

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Haunted. Plagued. Tortured. How many times can you make the same mistake? How many lifetimes does it take to get it right? And how many people have to die in the process? In Scotland, Anna searches for answers. She finds cold rain, steep hills... and terror. When she sees the ancient broch, the ruined building triggers a terror she can’t explain. Scenes from her past lives provide glimpses of the web of events linking her to the broch and the man she’s lost countless times before. Trapped in an eddy of Fate invariably ending in blood, Anna tries to break the chain and protect what she lost before. Her tealeaves and tarot cards lead her, but the weight of the past may be too heavy.


Sorchia Dubois

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Sorchia Dubois writes paranormal romance/ suspense deep in a piney Ozarks woods. She holds an M.A. in English.  Currently, she copy edits for Wild Rose Press and edits professional development document for a virtual education provider.

A proud member of the Ross clan, Sorchia incorporates all things Celtic into her works. She likes a sip of scotch and frequents local Scottish events.  She has two grown kids, nine cats, two fish, and one husband.

Learn more: http://sorchiadubois.com.


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Jul 14, 2016

Unexpected Gifts: My Journey with My Father’s Dementia

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Unexpected Gifts

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“He didn’t know his age, the year, or his surroundings, but he knew his life could still make a difference. On this path, he went forward with his heart. Every emotion was authentic. Each moment was new—but it was also full of love, anger, or fear, and he had to travel through it.” In a matter of days, Eve Soldinger’s life and family changed utterly: Her beloved father was diagnosed with dementia. The challenges are those every adult child faced with caring for an aging parent will recognize: How do I see to his needs? How do I protect him? How do I explain to others? But her insight and experience also bring a fresh, hopeful perspective. Discover with Eve and her family how they not only coped with practical challenges, but transformed heartbreaking years into a time of laughter, growth, and love—unexpected gifts that will enrich the lives of all families who walk this path.


Eve Soldinger

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Eve Soldinger has always studied and taught transformation and spiritual healing. She is an Acupuncturist and Medical Qigong Therapist in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland. Her book, Unexpected Gifts: My Journey with MyFather’s Dementia, was published in March 2016 by Three Gems Publishing. Eve can be found at www.evesoldinger.com, and on Facebook at Eve Soldinger, Acupuncturist and Medical Qigong Therapist.


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We help you develop 3 key things you MUST have to gain success with your book.

Your MindsetYour Tool SetYour Skill Set


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