Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Girl On The Train



The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, soon to be a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. 
The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

 
“Nothing is more addicting than The Girl on the Train.”—Vanity Fair
The Girl on the Train has more fun with unreliable narration than any chiller since Gone Girl. . . . [It] is liable to draw a large, bedazzled readership.”—The New York Times
 
“Marries movie noir with novelistic trickery. . . hang on tight. You'll be surprised by what horrors lurk around the bend.”—USA Today 
“Like its train, the story blasts through the stagnation of these lives in suburban London and the reader cannot help but turn pages.”—The Boston Globe
Gone Girl fans will devour this psychological thriller.”—People 
 
 
EVERY DAY THE SAME
Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning and night. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. Jess and Jason, she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

UNTIL TODAY
And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel goes to the police. But is she really as unreliable as they say? Soon she is deeply entangled not only in the investigation but in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?



Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Sanctuary of Nine Dragons - Award Winning Book


Sanctuary of the Nine Dragons (Palace of the Twelve Pillars Book 3)


Joachim banishes Brandan to prison island of Hyogo. His infant son, Prince Airyn disappears from his cradle. A chain of events is set in motion that will pit brother against brother, friend against friend, parents against children as Brandan and Joachim struggle for control of their sanity and their very lives. 

With Brandan declared dead and his son missing Joachim sinks into despair and anger, where those close to him fear he may never return. 

Is Brandan really dead and if he is, who is manipulating the Mantion and enemies of Crato? 


Can Maeve save her country and her husband from the tentacles of evil pervading the land?

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monster - 5 Star Award Winning Book




MOMSTER is a hair-raising story about a boy who after ignoring his mother's repeated requests, realizes what a grave mistake he has made. Mom, who is loving and kind by nature, has had it. Her frustration shows as she morphs from her peaceful self into a MOMSTER. Understanding quite quickly that his actions were the cause of this terrifying transformation, he apologizes. The mother quickly forgives and alters back into her delightful self. The young boy wants to warn anyone who will listen of the potential threat hiding in everyone's mom. MOMSTER will thrill and chill every child between the ages 4-10. There is a lesson of action and reaction that every parent can relate to and will enjoy discussing with their child.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Ladybird Story - 5 Star Award Winner




John Bird has never fit in. He can’t be the all American boy his dad wants him to be, he’s bullied at school and he can’t bear to look at himself in the mirror. While most boys his age are playing sports and kissing girls, John can only find comfort in the secret he keeps hidden away in a box in his room… 

When feisty Aureus crashes into his life, John starts the long process of realizing that it’s what is inside us that counts and that true friends love us, no matter what our secrets are. 
It’s time John learns to embrace the school taunt, “Ladybird” and grow into the person he is meant to be.



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Shelter Me - Award Winning Book From Authors Talk About It




SHELTER ME intertwines the tribulations of young versus old, love verses dependency, good losses versus bad when two women are thrown into a friendship by events beyond their control. They teach each other to empower their own lives, leave the past behind and embrace their own new future. This novel explores polar-opposite traumas: widowhood, and spousal abuse - topics often explored singularly. Here the author tells of her characters' pain and grief and how they help each other onto the road to a stable life. Shelter Me should be required reading for all professionals who work with victims of domestic violence and their families. It will serve as an inspiration to those who suffer from such violence as well. Ethan S. Rofman, M.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine "Shelter Me" is a riveting and honest account for women everywhere who have gone through the hell of domestic violence. Paula Darois-Verlicco, LPN


Friday, August 26, 2016

Sexy By Nature



In Sexy by Nature, female health expert Stefani Ruper outlines five easy-to-follow steps that heal you and make it impossible not to love the skin you’re in. This book is a must-have for any woman who wants to be healthy, sexy, and free.

Women’s health is more complicated than men’s health. How often is this important fact given adequate attention in the health and fitness world? Almost never. To the joy and empowerment of women everywhere, Stefani Ruper’s Sexy by Nature finally delivers what they’ve needed all along to achieve their health and weight-loss goals.
Modern culture insists that the only way around female health problems like acne, PMS, and stubborn excess weight is to wage war against them with gym memberships, calorie counting, and restrictive diets. But it doesn’t have to be hard, frustrating, or an uphill battle. It can be the easiest, most fun, and most exciting journey of your life. How? By letting nature do the work for you. As a product of nature, the female body has specific needs. When those needs are not met, health problems ensue. When they are met, the body heals, energizes, and becomes sexy on its own. Sexy by Nature provides the tools and inspiration you need to meet those needs, to overcome health challenges, and to become the radiant, confident woman you were born to be.


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Forever In The Keys - Award Winning Book




Forever in the Keys is the second book in Miki Bennett’s Florida Keys Romance series.
It was just a few months ago that Abbey Wallace, a twenty-eight-year-old illustrator and graphic designer, attended a wedding in the sunny Florida Keys. After taking a side trip to Key West, she instantly felt at home in the city full of creativity and friendly people. So she impulsively decides to move to the island to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist. 

As Abbey settles in and makes new friends, she’s challenged by her fifty-five-year-old neighbor Josie. While Abbey is determined to break past Josie’s disagreeable attitude, friendships come easily for her at her job at a web design and graphics firm. Especially with a wonderful, handsome man named Zach Isler, who is definitely interested in Abbey as more than a friend. 

Forever in the Keys follows Abbey through life’s ups and downs as she works toward her artistic goals, forges new friendships, and struggles to face the growing feelings for her coworker Zach.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Life Bank





Daniel is an unemployed businessman desperate to find work. After a slew of interviews that fail to bear any fruit, he is approached by a middle-aged man named Raphael who presents him with a unique opportunity to gain financial freedom. Raphael hands him a red bankbook called the Life Bank that converts a portion of Daniel’s life directly into money. A drop of blood and a signature are all that’s required. But when the money runs out, Daniel will lose his soul.

After some thought, Daniel takes the offer and spends the money freely, oblivious to any potential ramifications.

Life is good—for a time. But when an enormous financial setback causes Daniel to lose most of his savings, he must withdraw even more from his account to stay afloat. As he moves forward, his habits take a heavy toll on his life and relationships. Finally, his luck runs out, and his actions catch up to him. Can he turn his life around? Or has his fate already been sealed?

An engaging dramatic tale, Life Bank is a gripping novel about a man, his money, and his choices.


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Palace of The Three Crosses - 4 Star Winner - Authors Talk About It Book Contest





Brandan and Joachim have returned from the brink of Hell, but everyone questions if they are truly healed and one with Asha.

As each prince tries to readjust to life, they must face the funeral of their father and their missing mother.

They each take on the responsibility of ruling a country with new wives by their sides, but can they and the countries survive the trials that will ensue because of their choices?



Monday, August 22, 2016

Palace of The Twelve Pillars - 4 Star Award Winner - Authors Talk About It Contest




The Peace Summit was in shambles, the prince kidnapped.

When the rival king realizes he kidnapped the wrong prince, hostilities escalate. Loyalties to each other and country are tested for the twin princes of Crato, Joachim and Brandan.

Joachim, captive of King Waldrom, faces deception and betrayal as he struggles to find his way home. Brandan, at home with a father focused on rescuing Joachim, wrestles with his own demons as he searches for his place in the world and the favor of his father.

Torn from the safety and peace of their childhood, they are thrust into a world where bonds of family, brotherhood and roles as heirs to Crato are tested. Through war, spiritual journeys, death and marriage, will they choose the path of good or evil? Who can be trusted, as the world they know slips into a whirlpool of chaos?



Sunday, August 21, 2016

Spin The Bottle



Give the age-old game of Spin the Bottle a new twist with this Sexy Challenge. Can you control where the bottle will be pointing when it stops spinning? Can your lover? Amazing and spicy experiences can transpire for the two of you when you take your turn at spinning your very own proverbial bottle. This challenge offers you a variety of new ways to experience a game you may likely have played in your youth. Give it a whirl and enjoy some excitingly new intimate play with your sweetheart. 


Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Para-Portage of Emily - 4 Star Award Winner


The Para-Portage of Emily

(Shadow Seduction Series Book 1)



Emily Macque, a young, beautiful junior partner in her father's law firm, is but a heartbeat away from love or destiny. Duty brings Emily to a frozen Island estate two-hundred and fifty miles north of Chicago. Devotion requires she delve into the property history to settle an estate probate. Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the flickering light and dark shadows. 

What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or obsession? 

Colin Jorgenson, once a Great Lakes mariner, is a strong man haunted by love and loss. How long will he return each night, gripped by desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century? 

Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent darkness. His passions, fueled by decades of loneliness and longing, could no longer be denied. Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be loved between the shadows and the soul?



Friday, August 19, 2016

In Extremis - 4 Star Award Winner


In Extremis: A Hellhound Novella


1888. Whitechapel. Think you know the story? You don't know Jack... 

James Maybrick had secured his legacy as the most infamous serial killer of all time…his diary would one day shock the world. 

Thomas Quinn wants revenge…his actions will give birth to an organisation of unspeakable power. 

Together, they unwittingly set in motion a plan that will one day lead to the serial killer, Obadiah Stark. 

Stark became The Tally Man. 

They were The Brethren. 

Maybrick is known to history by another name… 


Thursday, August 18, 2016

Blue Screen of Death



Techno-Magic. Adversity. Acceptance.

Colby regains a magical gift he never knew he lost in the first place. His reawakened power draws more enemies than the bullies he faces daily in school. There’s no time to learn the complicated rules of his magic. Colby creates a technological solution that merges magic with his mobile devices.
With the help of his quirky family and friends, Colby faces down new challenges. The magical world collides with modern times and technology. Ancient creatures are draw to the boy with a new magic. A boy who must learn to accept himself if he hopes to control the forces battling within and without.
Caught in the middle of a war that has waged since the beginning of time, Colby and his friends must learn to fight back, and learn fast. Not everything is how it appears and the battle to survive won’t be an easy one, but Colby has no choice if he wants to withstand what’s coming.
“If you like new ways of doing magic, witty dialogue, and a modern feel, then you’ll love Hashtag Magic!”
Blue Screen of Death is a young adult urban/contemporary fantasy and is the first installment in the Hashtag Magic series. The second book, Control ALT Delete, is now available. Look for the upcoming third installment Web of Trolls.
Start with the first book in the series inspiring the Hollywood screenplay “Hashtag Magic”.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Angry Granny



Hilarious adventures abound as Granny comes to live with her grandson and his parents. It is rarely an easy transition when aging parents and grandparents find they need to live with their children, and Angry Granny is no exception. But, on top of Granny's declining memory, she has lost her filter. So, be prepared because even though her grandson isn't used to hearing curse words Angry Granny is about to change that as she regularly let's the a-word fly. It's cute. It's funny. And, it's touching as the experience of having Angry Granny in the house will take you from laughing to saying "oh my" and right back to giggling again.  

Rob Alex and Boegley Alex co-wrote Angry Granny, but it all started when Daddy (Rob) started telling Angry Granny bedtime stories to Boegley. The laughter and giggles that poured forth from the bedroom could be heard all the way downstairs. After a few weeks and a long list of Angry Granny adventures, this father-son duo decided to share their knee slapping and sometimes shocking stories with the world. Get ready because these two will take you on quite a journey alongside Angry Granny, and they just may share more of Granny's adventures as time goes by.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The War of Art



Think of The War of Art as tough love... for yourself.

Since 2002, The War of Art has inspired people around the world to defeat "Resistance"; to recognize and knock down dream-blocking barriers and to silence the naysayers within us.Resistance kicks everyone's butt, and the desire to defeat it is equally as universal. The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success.Though it was written for writers, it has been embraced by business entrepreneurs, actors, dancers, painters, photographers, filmmakers, military service members and thousands of others around the world.

"As I closed The War of Art, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this war. And if I can win, so can you." - From the foreword by Robert McKee, screenwriting guru"

[The War of Art] aims to help readers channel creative energy, unlock potential and overcome the fears that stop us from reaching our fullest potential. With courage, following the right formula and working hard, the book proposes that passion can be turned into purpose." - Ellen Degeneres book pick

"Resistance is the voice in the back of our head telling us to back off, be careful, go slow, compromise. . . . [Steve Pressfield is] the godfather of the resistance, the five-star general in the war against fear." - Seth Godin

"A vital gem . . . a kick in the ass." - Esquire

"I've never read a self help book that wasn't fatuous, obvious and unhelpful. Until The War of Art. It's amazingly cogent and smart on the psychology of creation. If I ever teach a writing course this would be one of the first books I'd assign, along with the letters of Flannery O'Connor." - Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City and Brightness Falls

"Yes, The War of Art is hell. But Steven Pressfield is our Clausewitz who shows how you too can battle against The Four Horsemen of The Apologetic: sloth, inertia, rationalization and procrastination. Shakespeare, Rembrandt and Beethoven all are proof of what you can do with talent and General Pressfield." - Frank Deford, author and NPR commentator

"A marvelous help for anybody who has ever encountered the resistance of a blank page, an empty canvas or an unyielding musical scale." 
- Stan Berenstein, co-creator of The Berenstein Bears

Steven Pressfield is the author of the novels The Legend of Bagger Vance (made into the movie starring Matt Damon and Will Smith), Gates of Fire, Tides of War, Last of the Amazons, Virtues of War, The Afghan Campaign, Killing Rommel, and The Profession. His nonfiction includes The War of Art, The Warrior Ethos, and the upcoming Turning Pro. His books are included in the curriculum at West Point and the Naval Academy, and are on the Commandant's Reading List for the Marine Corps. 

In 2012, Pressfield will launch his independent publishing company, BLACK IRISH BOOKS with his longtime editor, agent, publisher, and friend, Shawn Coyne.


Monday, August 15, 2016

Let's Swim To The Moon



Let’s Swim to the Moon blends the sensual power of the moon, the sexy caress of water and your intimate play in a way that will awaken your spirit. Each and every time you do a Sexy Challenge with your lover you deepen the power of your intimacy and the power of your love. Doing this particular challenge you will soak up the energy of the moon and return the favor by sharing your sexual energy with this lunar resource.


Sunday, August 14, 2016

My Extraordinary Life



Through my grandmother’s eyes, I can see clearly
The way things used to be,
The way things ought to be,
The way things really are.
Ed Cunningham

Long ago, my grandma thought I should write a book about my life. For years, I wondered, “What’s so special about my life?”

I finally got it. I was physically very different. In this book, I tell of my many struggles and many successes. For the first time, I share my innermost thoughts on life as a triple amputee.  

This book is the story of my life.  

This book describes the life of a congenital triple amputee who overcomes incredible odds and finds happiness. This life was quite ordinary and yet, the more one reads into the story, it was nothing short of extraordinary.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Darkly Dreaming - Award Winning Book




Rae and best friend Layla are in France, to escaping the misery Rae’s created for herself by dreaming her life away. She’s left her confused husband behind while she tries to summon the courage to leave him for once and for all. At a street festival they are infected with the Vampire virus by a rebellious vampire and Rae finds herself living a new and terrifying existence. She struggles to retain her essential self, which she has only just worked so hard to re-discover, but she is struggling against new and powerful drives and desires. She and Layla are taken to join the vampire Pride by Guillaume, the Pride Leader. He explains their new evolution into stronger, faster, more intelligent beings, which heal quickly, and only feed on blood, but are not the vampires of legend. They are not undead, and they are not immortal. 

They discover that she and the other vampires have special gifts which are different for everyone, and not always immediately apparent. Rae and Layla are Pretty ones, which means they can beguile other vampires with their Glamour. They soon, and embarrassingly learn that unchecked this Glamour causes the Need- intense and uncontrollable sexual desire- on contact with another vampire, any other vampire. Rae also discovers that vampires don’t dream. She has lost her escape, just as life gets so terrifying. Then she finds out that fresh blood can fill her mind with narcotic mists of her victim’s memories. She is determined to retain her humanity and refuse to kill, but how can she resist such temptation?
 
She falls head over heels in unrequited love with Guillaume, and goes into battle against the rebellious vampires. The consequences are immense, and mean the whole Pride faces the death penalty from the Vampire High Council.


Friday, August 12, 2016

Motivating Yourself The Sexy Way



Motivation is one of the most amazing forces in our universe, but did you know it is also one of the sexiest forces in the universe? Motivating Yourself the Sexy Way explains the connection between your motivation and your sexuality. Once you learn how your motivation matches up with the stages of your sexuality, your motivation will take on a different light. You will be led through the stages - both your sexual experiences and your motivational experiences - from anticipation to relaxation and all the incredible experiences in between.  

You will learn how energy effects your motivation in the most sensual of ways.  

"While the climactic state is an explosion of energy, the blissful state is an implosion of energy. " 

Motivating Yourself the Sexy Way is designed to blast you through the motivational process allowing you to understand the energetic boosts as well as the times when things stall. Knowing the stage of motivation you are in will help you stay motivated instead of giving up like so many people do. 


Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Sister : A Psychological Thriller



"I did something terrible Grace. I hope you can forgive me ..." 

Grace hasn't been the same since the death of her best friend Charlie. She is haunted by Charlie's last words, and in a bid for answers, opens an old memory box of Charlie's. It soon becomes clear there was a lot she didn't know about her best friend. 

When Grace starts a campaign to find Charlie's father, Anna, a girl claiming to be Charlie's sister steps forward. For Grace, finding Anna is like finding a new family, and soon Anna has made herself very comfortable in Grace and boyfriend Dan's home. 

But something isn't right. Things disappear, Dan's acting strangely and Grace is sure that someone is following her. Is it all in Grace's mind? Or as she gets closer to discovering the truth about both Charlie and Anna, is Grace in terrible danger? 

There was nothing she could have done to save Charlie ...or was there? 

A compelling, gripping psychological thriller perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, I Let You Go, and The Girl With No Past.


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Amina: The Silent One - 5 Star Award Winner




Amina: The Silent One brings vividly to life the grim realities facing women in India today, the grinding, filthy poverty, and debasement with which most Indian women must contend in their daily lives. This book will shock you and rip your eyes open. Through the magic of fiction, it tells an awful truth in human terms that cannot be told in any other way. 
The degradation of women in India is nearly universal, and ranges from their second-class status in society, often excluding them from educational and professional opportunities, to their frequent physical and psychological brutalization, often involving assault, rape, and sexual slavery. 

The anglicized educated Indian and the western industrialized world is appalled at the horrific news reports—all too frequent—of women attacked in public places, beaten, degraded, raped, and murdered. The situation and treatment of women in India is simply incomprehensible to most modern educated people. The media carries the hair-raising news reports; we shake our heads in outrage, confused that such cruelty and debasement of women is commonplace in a country that has long had the benefit of western cultural influence, education, and governmental systems. 

Yet the awful reality women endure in India completely escapes us because we are unacquainted with the actual, tangible details of their lives and the world they inhabit. 
In her latest work, Indian national and accomplished novelist and poet, Fiza Pathan has gone a long way in removing the obstacles to a true understanding of the hellish reality most Indian women experience. Her characters are fully imagined and alive to the reader, and she does not stint in telling the gruesome, shocking truth. She is candid and unsparing; she does not use euphemisms or false niceties in telling the tragic story of a Mumbai India slum family that, against all odds, produces a female musical prodigy. 

This novel will get under your skin and stay with you for a long time. Pathan’s characters live and breathe; you are sure to remember them; the sordid details of their lives and their struggles and heartbreaks materialize before our very eyes. Amina: The Silent One goes a long way in opening our lives and hearts to the plight of women in India and may actually be an agent of positive change in Indian society. 


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BreakThrough Promotions - You Need To Work With The Best

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We interview so many people for our podcast, Authors Talk About It that we have connected with several amazing people out there helping authors.  One of our favorites is 


BreakThrough Promotions was founded by PJ Nunn in 1998 and rapidly grew to be an internationally recognized agency representing books and authors of all genres. In the past 15 years, PJ has developed contacts and freelance associates around the globe who work with her to help her clients achieve their goals. The publishing industry is constantly evolving and there’s no one single promotional strategy that works for everyone. PJ is diligent and determined to find the strategy that works best for each of her clients and then to help them design a custom-fit campaign that will establish their own unique brands, increase name recognition and help them achieve their publishing goals.


BreakThrough Promotions has been a dream to work with for spreading the word about my debut book in the Webb's Glass Shop Mysteries. She scheduled a variety of venues that included Virtual Chatroom Spots, Blog Reviews and even live Radio Interviews. I received timely and accurate e-mails for the scheduled events and there were even reminders to keep me on track. When a glitch occurred, it was quickly resolved. Her reputation is well deserved.
     – Cheryl Hollon, author of Shards of Murder and the Webb Glass Shop mysteries