Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Axel America and the U.S. Election Race



Is it 1776, or 1984? No, it’s 2016 - though Axel isn’t sure.

Axel single-handedly runs Truth Live, a patriotic freedom-loving news site with a cult following. His obsession with the New World Order tests his relationship with his family, and in election year, those bonds are about to snap.

Rump is a major shareholder of Faux News, a multi-billionaire and possible future President. His name is known in every city and he has the CIA on retainer. However, his corporate machinations are under threat from Axel , who soon discovers the dark forces he's been warning about are coming for him.

Set against the 2016 American election, this is the hilarious tale of a conspiracy theorist leading his family down the Illuminati rabbit hole, two children pushed to breaking point, and a corporate network versus a man of the people, stopping at nothing for total domination.



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Fairfield's Auction - A Witherston Murder Mystery




On a cold winter evening in the small mountain town of Witherston, Georgia, antique dealer Hempton Fairfield auctions off rare Cherokee artifacts, Appalachian antiques, and a young African Grey parrot. Late that night, a blizzard stops traffic for a three-mile stretch of the Witherston Highway, prohibiting anyone’s arrival or departure and stranding an eighteen-wheel semi full of chickens. The next morning two bodies are discovered in the snow, the chickens are running free, and the parrot is missing, leaving a number of unanswered questions. What happened? Where’s the parrot? How did the chickens escape the stranded truck? Who rightfully owns the remnants of the thousand-year-old Cherokee civilization? Who killed the two men? And, most importantly, how many more bodies will turn up before the killer is caught?



Monday, November 28, 2016

Doom Absolute - 4 Stars Award Winning Book




We all die –it’s inevitable.

But what if you were offered the chance to come back? Change your ways, live life to the full, do all the things you wanted to do?

Alma is gifted that chance, and she takes it without question. Barely in her teens, her life cruelly cut short in a world even more cruel. She seizes that opportunity with both hands, jumps in with reckless youthful abandon, waves away the small print. Thank you very much.
Now, trapped between the world of the dead and the living she races against the clock, stalked by supernatural forces and even the enemies responsible for her demise –to fulfil her contract before it’s too late and is dragged kicking and screaming to the place with no way out, for the rest of time.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Devil's Own Desperado - 4 Star Cowboy Romacne




He's everything she fears... Wounded gunfighter Colt Evans stumbles onto a remote homestead never expecting to find compassion. But beautiful Amelia McCollister is like no other woman. Suddenly, his dream of settling down with a wife and home is within reach--but only if his past never comes gunning for him. She's everything he dreams of... Amelia had to grow up fast after outlaws murdered her parents, leaving her to raise her siblings alone. With a young brother who idolizes shootists, she dreads having a notorious gunman in her home. But as Colt slowly recovers, he reveals a caring nature under his tough exterior that Amelia can't resist. Just when Colt starts to believe he can leave the gunfighter life behind, his past returns, bringing danger to them all. Can a shootist ever hang up his hardware? Or will their dreams disappear in the smoke of a desperado's gun?



Saturday, November 26, 2016

No Pit So Deep - Award Winning Romacne




"5-Stars! Crisp, on-point, tantalizing, and very, very, entertaining." - Rabia Tanveer, Readers Favorite


Imagine you are a single mom walking into a theater alone on a rainy night, when three masked attackers attempt to abduct you. Imagine closing your eyes to say a desperate prayer, then opening them again to behold a stranger, a man with piercing blue eyes, a gray countenance and growly voice standing before you, raining fear upon your would-be abductors and disabling them with extreme prejudice. 

Then, imagine learning that your defender is Cody Musket, Houston Astros third baseman and a decorated US Marine who has shown up only because his game has been rained out that night. 

Brandi Barnes is a 24-year-old writer whose editorials against human traffickers have placed a price on her head. She falls in love, but soon discovers that Cody carries dark military secrets which are destroying him. 

What happened after his F/A-18 crashed in the Afghan desert? What events did the generals and politicians hide? How did he get his scars? Why does he never smile? She must learn the truth before it is too late. 

Cody tries to protect her from further assault, but she risks her life to save the only man she has ever loved. 

An unforgettable tale of honor, sacrifice and courageous love. Historical fiction containing real events. Heart-rending, tragic, funny, inspirational.



Friday, November 25, 2016

Write a Powerful Bio for Authors


Having a powerful bio is vital for authors.  This class will explain to you not only why they are so important, but what a powerful bio should do for you.  You’ll discover numerous places you need to place your bio as well as which version of your bio.  Even more importantly, this class will help you design the content of your personal bio.  You’ll learn four different types of bios and a variety of ways to give them a “test run”.  Creating a powerful and capitvating bio can make a huge difference in the success of your books, so take this class and put your newly learned skills to work for you.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thirst - 5 Star Award Winning Book




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. 




Wednesday, November 23, 2016

A More Deadly Union - Award Winning Book




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?



Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Make Some Room - Enjoy a 5 Star Award Winning Book




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!



Monday, November 21, 2016

Prevail - 4 Stars Authors Talk About It Book Contest




"Prevail" is written for you if you want to learn more about how to get more energy to do the things that are important to you and get your life going, winning at doing the things you love. Get out of the rut, and up onto the big road! It's a practical and down to earth guide to taking action to reconnect with what matters to YOU.
It starts with Betty's story, and moves into yours.
Quotes from great thinkers weave through the book to deepen the perspective, serving as cheerleaders and companions on your journey.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Getting unSTUCK - 5 Star Award Winning Book




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.



Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Ultimate Guide To A Multi-Orgasmic Life / 5 Star Award Winner for Your Relationship




Do you dream of having a more fulfilling sex life?
Do you wish you had more energy to help get you through the day?
Does the idea of having full body orgasms appeal to you?

Introducing The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life, a handbook for finding greater fulfillment- in and out of the bedroom. 

The simple yet powerful techniques outlined in this book will help you tap into a potent energy- fueling your creativity, revitalizing you, enriching your day, and helping you get in the flow in dynamic ways. Did you know that both men and women can be multi-orgasmic and are capable of having full-body orgasms? The Ultimate Guide to a Multi-Orgasmic Life will guide you to living your greatest pleasure potential. Through completing the exercises in this book, you'll discover that the rewards ripple out to enhance every area of your life. A multi-orgasmic life!

While sex is a natural and innate part of being human, few of us were raised with the freedom to express this important and natural part of ourselves. Deep down many of us experience a vast discrepancy between what we're taught we should feel about sex and how we actually feel. Despite an intense sexual imagery reflected in our media and entertainment, mixed societal messages have created a divergence from our sexual nature and our freedom to express it.

Human beings are born ripe for pleasure. The body is a vehicle through which one can experience ecstatic states far greater than many may know or imagine. Tapping into this inherent part of ourselves has many benefits. By embracing your own potent sexual energy, you will not only experience sexual satisfaction, but other amazing benefits. Your creative juices will flow, and you'll feel like a more vibrant version of yourself. It will radiate outward into all areas of your life because sexual energy is creative, joyful, and fulfilling. Embracing your innate sexual energy is an important component of living your highest life potential. 

Many of the practices outlined in the book are thousands of years old--tried and true methods experienced by many people over centuries, including teachings from the Tantric texts. The wisdom contained by these incredible texts offer ways of looking at and approaching our world to lead the most fulfilling and abundant lifestyle imaginable.




Friday, November 18, 2016

Within The Dark Places - 4 Star Horror Thriller




There is a faceless danger lurking in the shadows — or are the shadows themselves the real threat...?

Within the Dark Places is a rollercoaster ride of blood, sweat and tears, a novella that pays homage to horror movies of the late seventies and early eighties.

The story follows a stag-party who find themselves stalked by a malevolent force that hides within the dark shadows of the forest. What the party hoped would be one hell of a night soon turns into a night from Hell…




Thursday, November 17, 2016

Hunted



A killer without remorse, burning with pride, and having the time of his life, Zachary Marshall is unstoppable—until Detective Jonas Peters unexpectedly arrives in the midst of one of Marshall’s heinous crimes. After a bank robbery goes from bad to worse and leaves three dead—including a little girl—Marshall finds himself the target of the most intensive manhunt Riverside, California, has ever witnessed.

Detective Peters becomes frustrated and half-crazed as the case falters due to lack of clues and evidence. Ordered to take a vacation from the department before he drives all the other detectives crazy with his constant tirades, he heads to his sister’s in Arizona. But an innocent remark to the media changes the entire scenario—and now the hunter has become the hunted.




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Soft Target



Russia had learned the hard way the extremes these fanatics would go to…

Ten years ago, Captain Yuri Shakirov stood in horror as young children were butchered by a hail of bullets from a group of Islamic extremists. As blood spattered the walls of this small Beslan school, Yuri's greatest fear was that this tragedy would someday be repeated.


Now America would encounter these same crazed murderers…

All the terrorists needed was a place where they could descend, like the cowards they were, and strike terror into the heart of every American. An average middle school in California seemed the perfect soft target. The terrorists saw it and pounced. And Yuri was once again thrust into the line of fire.

It would take strong determination and courage to stop what had happened in Russia from happening here. The Americans need his help, but can Yuri find the strength to go through this nightmare again?





Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Power of Now



To make the journey into the Now we will need to leave our analytical mind and its false created self, the ego, behind. From the very first page of Eckhart Tolle's extraordinary book, we move rapidly into a significantly higher altitude where we breathe a lighter air. We become connected to the indestructible essence of our Being, “The eternal, ever present One Life beyond the myriad forms of life that are subject to birth and death.” Although the journey is challenging, Eckhart Tolle uses simple language and an easy question and answer format to guide us. 

A word of mouth phenomenon since its first publication, The Power of Now is one of those rare books with the power to create an experience in readers, one that can radically change their lives for the better.



Monday, November 14, 2016

Normal : The Mud Blossom - 4 Star Winner from Authors Talk About It




2016 New Apple Summer eBook Awards- Solo "Medalist Winner" in the General Fiction category 
2014 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, Best Book in the category of Novella. 
2015 Next Generation Indie Book Awards-Finalist 
2015 Readers' Favorite International Book Award- Honorable Mention 

This story is about Nirmala the Mud Blossom, who had the misfortune to be born a female in Mumbai. Rejected and thrown into the dustbin when she was just two days old, the child was rescued and returned to her family by the NGOs. 
Nirmala is ill-treated by her mother, always subject to violence at her hands. She is allowed to continue her studies only because she can then coach her younger brothers, as the parents are illiterate. Each beating is accepted with forbearance, as she loves to go to school to get books to read from her library. 
Nirmala is forced to stop her studies after the twelfth grade so her parents can save enough money to send the boys to college. She is then married off, but while her married life begins smoothly, it is only the beginning of her next phase of hell. After giving birth to her first child, Nirmala is subjected to harassment, beatings, and forced into doing things contrary to her beliefs and dreams. Her life is shattered. 
What will happen to this little mud blossom? Will she fight back or succumb? How can she rid herself of harassment and rise above the stigma she endures? 
Nirmala: The Mud Blossom graphically depicts the travails, discrimination, and abuse faced by female children in India from the cradle to the grave. 
"I am positive many readers will be thrilled with her powerful, passionate fiction portraying the "crying out" of the human spirit." 
Margaret Virany, author of 
A Book of Kells: Growing Up in an Ego Void 




Saturday, November 12, 2016

Romance Novel Contest


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Crimson Souls - 4 Star Scary Read




In 1920, Phineas Nathanial Trescott fought back against the "Secret Court" of Harvard's elite and their unjust purge of homosexual men. The members of the court, fearing his influence, attacked him and threw him off a bridge to look like a suicide. As Phineas lay in the river dying, he was given the chance of eternal life, a life that would allow him to seek out the men who had murdered him. He accepts the offer and becomes Nate, The Midnight Barke, a shadower ruling over the dark realm of his Netherworld. Now, over eighty years later, Nate has tracked down the last remaining descendants of the members of the Secret Court, and for one night will gather them together for a final confrontation of lust, desire, and revenge.




Friday, November 11, 2016

Nisei - 4 Star Mystery/Thriller




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.


Thursday, November 10, 2016

Parabo - Award Winning Book from Authors Talk About It's Book Award Contest




If Lord of the Flies and The Thing had a baby and then that baby was raised by Evil Dead, it would grow up to be this toe-curling camp scare splattered with black humor and nasty stuff.


Brant is part of an adventure trek-an alternative summer camp-hiking to remote Lake Parabo where a legendary demon is said to be trapped on an island, waiting to take revenge on the world for exiling it there. But when the skeptical trekkers arrive on the island, they find there's more truth to the legend than they bargained for and are soon swallowed up in a battle against mutated wildlife, flesh invading plants, and a desperate demon plucking off trekkers one-by-one.