Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Freckled Venom




More excitement then a passel of skunks nesting under your bed...Juliette Douglas and the folks of White River, Wyoming are back to entertain you once again with her third installment in the Freckled Venom series: Freckled Venom Skeletons. Big Joe Kannon had a bone stuck in his craw and he was bound and determined to get even with that redheaded bounty hunter and her lawman husband. In cahoots with Del Rio, a human slave trafficker in Mexico, Kannon was on the hunt to deliver fresh new trinkets to Del Rio. Fourteen kids vanish from White River’s schoolhouse, including Hanah and Cotton Lovett. And the chase is on... Will a determined bunch of kids become more trouble then a pound of pennies for Kannon? Will Rawley and Lacy find the kids in time? Or will they be lost forever? Receiving high acclaim for her western novels, author Juliette Douglas invites you to pick up the others in the Freckled Venom Series: Freckled Venom Copperhead, and Freckled Venom Copperhead Strikes. Saddle Up...Let’s Ride!



Monday, March 27, 2017

Camping In High Heels - Winner 2017 ATAI Romance Novel Contest




Miki Bennett has shifted gears with her new romance novel, Camping in High Heels, but she continues to turn out hard-to-lay-down books with her virtuous, heart-and-soul writing style.  Readers are taken on a hilarious adventure with Kate Palmer in the first book in this new series after she accepts a challenge by one of her travel blog followers.  She’s used to 5 Star accomodations, but this challenge pushes her into new territory as she spends the next six months camping and RVing.  Experiencing a learning curve that led her to nickname the RV she is driving Monster, she begins to question why anyone would actually choose to travel and camp via RV.  She’s surprised by the friendships she begins to make at the very first campground, and this continues from campground to campground.
As Bennett tells of Kate’s travels to New Orleans, Texas and New Mexico, readers begin to see Kate come to appreciate the outdoors.  It’s a romance novel, so naturally a romance starts to blossom as she continually bumps into fellow camper, Brandon.
This is a clean, well-written novel.  Bennett’s descriptions of the many places she sees -like the Alamo and the French Quarter- are explained so well readers will feel like they have seen it too.  The characters are all well-defined, and the story line is progressive.  I believe Camping in High Heels offers a good message of trying something different.  This underlying message encourages readers to do just that.  After all, it isn’t possible to know if one would really like something or not unless they try it.
I can hardly wait to read the next book in the series and see what new adventures Kate and her friends will experience.
Originally critiqued by a member of the Authors Talk About It team.




Sunday, March 26, 2017

The Shiva Syndrome


Alan Joshua
Science Fiction/Paranormal
Science clashes against spirituality in this fascinating science fiction story by Alan Joshua. The SHIVA Syndrome will take readers on a metaphysical journey alongside the main character, Beau Walker. A researcher of parapsychology and a professor, Beau was kicked off of a government project as somewhat of a scapegoat. However, the project he was working on has caused a crater to appear in Russia. This isn’t just any crater. In fact, an entire town and all of it’s people simply vanished into a mile deep hole. Beau’s knowledge and expertise is now of great use to the government, and they basically force him into helping them. What they don’t know is that there’s more to Beau than meets the eye. He has supernatural abilities from being psychic to his uncanny ability to heal others. This is something he’s kept hidden and even rejected after a tragic event involving his sister. Yet, it’s vital that he help discover the cause of the devastation in Russia while protecting humanity.
Alan Joshua does a good job of giving readers a very interesting story while really building strong characters. Yet, there was so much information in regards to religions and spiritual traditions that I believe a lot of readers may feel bombarded. Without some grasp of these various belief systems, readers may feel lost or have to go back and reread some sections. Also, throughout The SHIVA Syndrome the story often jumps to a shamanic-like journey of Beau’s. These sudden jumps were confusing at times. Even so, The SHIVA Syndrome has a wonderful spiritual message around seeing what we believe in or in seeing what we know. Overall, Alan Joshua’s The SHIVA Syndrome allows readers to dive into a metaphysical, yet scientific, read that will have them curious until the very end.
Originally reviewed by Rob Alex for AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Win a Fire HD Tablet from Authors Talk About It

Authors Talk About It is giving away at Fire HD 10" Tablet

In honor of their second year of their book award contest, Authors Talk About It is giving away this amazing Fire HD 10" Tablet.  No purchase is necessary.  It is a way they are saying thank you to everyone for supporting the contest and the authors that have been in the contest.  


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Nisei




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, March 23, 2017

The Full Moon Approaches




While some say that love makes the world go 'round, the world is actually made up of energy. Hey! Wait! Isn't love really energy, too? Yep. Grab your romantic partner and get ready to go on a journey that will help you better understand three key energies in your life because when you do you will love the moon, the earth and yourself more than you ever have before. You'll discover how to connect to them, get them to work for you, and in turn grow a beautiful relationship with them. Moon Energy, Earth Energy, and Sexual Energy are powerful resources for you to become fully conscious of and tap into. When you allow the three to interweave together in your world you will likely be blown away by the synchronicity and serendipity that begins to show up in everyday life. Confidence, deep spiritual connection, and amazing success will be at your fingertips. Filled with great wisdom and a ton of exercises, ceremony and ritual, The Full Moon Approaches: Merging Moon Energy, Earth Energy & Sexual Energy is sure to cast a magical spell upon you, your relationship and your life.

This book could just change the energy flow of your life for the better.  Using these techniques you will see a marked difference in your life.  Believe me I am attest to that.  
Peace and Love,
Rob 


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Getting unSTUCK



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.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hellbound The Tally Man



His crimes - unforgivable. His death - inevitable. His suffering - just beginning. 
Obadiah Stark aka The Tally Man, is executed at ADX Absolom, his death sentence watched by the world's media, victim relatives and one investigative reporter, Joe O Connell. Penning an account of Stark's personal history and subsequent crimes in the hope of determining what elements make the sociopathic mind tick, Joe discovers clues and inconsistencies which cause him to investigate Stark's execution. 

While this is happening in the real world, Obadiah Stark awakens to an afterlife where he has a wife and daughter bound to his childhood hometown. Following his natural predatory instinct, Obadiah proceeds to torment the town, committing multiple murders before being gunned down by the police. He awakens to find that everything has reset, with no one recalling his murderous spree a reality which offers no escape. As the scenes repeat, he is forced to submit to emotions he has never experienced before... and with it, a poisonous dose of morality.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Miriamne the Mandala



"The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series” is a historical-fiction novel series that follows Jesus and Mary Magdalene during the so called "missing years" and throughout their lives. The introductory novel, "Miriamne the Magdala", explores the deeply personal relationship between twelve year old Miriamne and her long lost cousin Yeshua bar Joseph. Their tale begins with an unexpected reunion of two Jewish Houses and goes on to explain how a family brought together by a seeming circumstance is ultimately tied together by Destiny. When a family tragedy strikes, and Yeshua and Miri are placed in a dangerous situation, heavenly forces intervene and a divine legacy that must be kept secret to all but their closest family members is revealed.

From the time of his family’s return from Egypt to Nazareth, Yeshua has grown up shunned and reviled by the townsfolk of his step-father Joseph’s home village. Questions surrounding the authenticity of his parentage along with the strange and unpredictable supernatural powers that seem to control Yeshua have the people of the tiny backwater town suspicious and frightened.

When Yeshua’s mother, Mary, sends a letter to her dearest cousin pleading for help for her gravely ill husband, Miriamne’s mother, Salome, instantly responds. Soon, Salome and her husband, Micah – along with their three children: Martha, Miriamne, and Lazarus – set out for Nazareth on a mission of mercy. During the family’s stay, an old but avid argument causes major upset, especially for young Yeshua who loses control of His staggering powers. As a result of the calamity, the angry townsfolk pounce on the opportunity to band together with their rabbi and the Elder’s Council to banish Yeshua from Nazareth—forever.

Once Yeshua is forced to relocate from his family’s home to his cousin’s huge country estate near Sepphoris, the developing friendship between him and Miriamne flourishes. But just when things seem so hopeful, a sudden turn of events causes Yeshua to choose between taking His own action to avoid a terrible tragedy and His obligation to obey His Heavenly Father’s wishes.

When an astonished Miriamne learns of Yeshua’s true identity and His Mission on this earth, she must then decide whether to continue her relationship with Him or risk losing Him to His Fate. The pressure reaches a breaking point when Miriamne’s wealthy uncle, Joseph bar Abram, and his Caravaneers arrive for a family visit, and Yeshua is presented with a rare opportunity that will take Him far, far away from her . . . quite possibly forever. It is then that Yeshua must make a life-altering decision—whether to follow His heart or fulfill His Destiny.

"The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series" sequentially includes the following five novels:
"Miriamne the Magdala" – released in April, 2015
* "Yeshua the Christ"
* "Thomas the Twin"
* "Mark the Scribe"
* "Princess Sarah"

* Publication dates to be announced.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

An Enlightening Quiche



Two headstrong women in their forties coming from different moral directions clash within the confines of a French-Canadian mill town in northern Rhode Island's Blackstone Valley. Their narratives relate how an heirloom quiche recipe and baking rivalry redress misconceptions, misdeeds, and maliciousness which wreak havoc on those caught in the crossfire of a tragedy precipitated by reckless conduct. 

Augusta Bergeron: Dysfunctional.  Deceptive.  Demure.  More than meets the eye at face value and stuck in a holding pattern, the town siren engages in morally destructive behavior she attributes to maternal abandonment until she eggs-humes her mother's quiche recipe. 

Lindsay Metcalfe: Pedigreed.  Privileged.  Proper. Mourning the recent death of her mother, the historian-in-residence hailing from Boston sets out to preserve the legacy of an impoverished mill, but gets more than she bargains for all around. 

*Some explicit content.



Saturday, March 18, 2017

Crazy Motivation


There is this thing called Crazy Motivation, that is allowing people to get motivated from deep inside the strange part of their mind!  The Creator of Crazy Motivation is Rob Alex.  Outside the Box thinking is vital to us continuing to thrive as a species on this planet.  Some might call that Outside the Box thinking a little crazy.   However it is only crazy to the point of being brilliant.  You need to get involved in Crazy Motivation today before you brain turns to a normal pile of much. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tattoo You




Tattoos have had a lot of purposes. Today they are often gotten as a fashion statement, but they usually carry a lot of meaning for the wearer. Have you ever considered a tattoo, but didn’t want to commit to a permanent inking? Well, check out this new Sexy Challenge. It offers you a chance to do just that in a special way with your lover.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Fire Kids Edition from Alex Family Adventures


Our good friends at Alex Family Adventures are giving away a Kids Edition Fire Tablet.  In honor of their travel adventures success the Alex Family wanted to celebrate by giving away something special.  There is no purchase necessary. 

The Alex Family knows how much a part of our life our electronic devices are and they also know that an entertained child on the road can help improve the trip no matter where you are going.  


Share this link with the #AFAFire and get entered again for the tablet

Only available for US Residents / Click here for Rules

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Finding Pockets of Happiness




Finding Pockets of Happiness: An Illustrated Memoir reveals how it is possible to find moments of joy and happiness that, even in the darkest days, bring a smile to your face.

For Gauntlett, that joy is tapping into her art skills while overcoming sickness and injury. Time she spends recovering becomes time she spends discovering her skills—and uncovering the bravery needed to step outside of her comfort zone to sell her art and speak in public.

It isn’t the end of her struggles, though, as she loses her pets and goes through other major life changes. But Gauntlett embraces her inner child, turns her passion into purpose, and learns to be grateful for the small things in life.

Whether readers are going through midlife crises, attempting to find happiness and inspiration, or overcoming illness and looking for hope, they will find their own joy in this beautifully illustrated memoir.


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Conception of Ideas



If you love Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, you will understand this book even more!

Ideas - where do they come from and can you help foster their conception? Yes! This Sexy Challenge gives you some amazing insight into how you can grow ideas using your sensuality and sexuality. Many people do not understand how powerful sexual energy is in our world, but this force has the power to create life itself. Do you believe that your sexual energy, if directed in the proper manner, might be able to help you create the amazing ideas that are waiting to come into your mind? 

Conception of Ideas will start you on your way. You will be able to hone in on the creative energy that most of the time is wasted or ignored. Learning how this energy can help in your creative process is something many highly successful people have know about but have never shared.  

Sexy Challenges: Sacred and Sensual Scenarios for Lovers was born from this amazing sexual energy, and now we are helping you to experience the most fun and exciting way to create magic in our world.  

Peace and Love, 
Rob @ Sexy Challenges 


Monday, March 13, 2017

Meditate Your New Book Into Existence




Authors you put a lot of energy into creating the books you allow us to enjoy.  Many of you authors fail to see how much of a spiritual practice creating a book becomes.  Mediation is something you can put into your process that will benefit every stage of your book production.  

From the start Mediation can help you draw the right book to you to create.  During the process mediation will help you avoid writers block, connect with your characters, and craft an amazing plot.  Mediation will also allow you to connect with your finished book in ways that many that few others do.  Filling your book with energy and life.  Put Mediation for Authors doesn't stop there, now it helps you in your marketing efforts so that you can connect your book to the readers that desire it.  

This class will help you learn to use mediation in all these ways and more.  This metaphysical/spiritual power will give your book a leg up on the competition.  It is one advantage that is fair and simple yet powerful beyond belief.  Using Meditation in your book process is something that can give your book life for as long as you wish it to.  

Maybe your a little skeptical right now, and maybe you think this is unbelievable.  The key word is "Maybe" and while that word might make you think it won't work, it leaves you wondering what if it does work?  Believe me my friends it does work and once you see it work it and trust it, this power of meditation becomes stronger and stronger and stronger.  

So the journey is now open to you my friend.  Take this class and put meditation into your book creation and marketing process and see the magic for yourself. 

Sunday, March 12, 2017

A Perfect Square



When pianist Ginny Smith moves back to her mother's house in Sassafras after her breakup with the degenerate Garth, synaesthetic and eccentric artist Harriet Brassington-Smythe is beside herself and contrives a creative collaboration to lift her daughter's spirits: an exhibition of paintings and songs. Ginny reluctantly agrees.

Mother and daughter struggle to agree on the elements of the collaborative effort, and as Ginny tries to prise the truth of her father's disappearance from a tight-lipped Harriet, both are launched into their own inner worlds of dreams, speculations and remembering.

Meanwhile, another mother and artist, Judith, alone in a house on the moors, reflects on her own troubled past and that of her wayward daughter, Madeleine.

Set amid the fern glades and towering forests of the Dandenong ranges east of Melbourne, and on England's Devon moors, A Perfect Square is a work of remarkable depth and insight.



Saturday, March 11, 2017

Coriander




Frankenstein meets The Borrowers.

Coriander, a collectible Blythe doll, is brought to life through Frankenstein-ian science and animal guts. She's happy, living a reclusive life inside the walls of batty Moira Cake's house.

But the arrival of a monster, a vicious street cat with a bad reputation, brings pushy outsiders that force Coriander out of her home. Coriander soon discovers there are more dangers lurking within the home she's trying so hard to get back to, than the perils she imagined the outsiders posed.

Flocks of witches, mailmen playing dress up, and fantastical beasts speckle this story with wonder and humor.

Let yourself in on the secret in this highly anticipated debut rife with lovable characters brought to life through a series of odd and charming adventures.


Friday, March 10, 2017

Goddess



Leila King leads a double life…

In reality, she is a normal woman with everyday problems. A tough job as the Executive Assistant to an overbearing boss, Mr. Gordon Roth, whose sole purpose in life seems to be to make her life miserable.

As a powerful dominatrix in her other world, Leila takes on the persona of Goddess. In her fantasy world, Goddess rules with an iron fist and it begs for her mercy.

When her two worlds collide one night at the Red Velvet Room, a local BDSM club founded by her mentor and teacher, Master Jason, she is faced with a choice. Should she play along and usher her new subject into her world of domination and submission?

Goddess portrays a power-struggle that spills over into both Leila’s worlds culminating in a plethora of difficulties she must deal with while juggling her new play-thing, Gordon and her faithful servant, Matthew. A love triangle that is sure to have Leila on the edge of chaos.

How long can Leila ride the line between her fantasy and reality worlds undiscovered? We shall see…




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Win this Fire from Alex Family Adventures


Our good friends at Alex Family Adventures are giving away a Kids Edition Fire Tablet.  In honor of their travel adventures success the Alex Family wanted to celebrate by giving away something special.  There is no purchase necessary. 

The Alex Family knows how much a part of our life our electronic devices are and they also know that an entertained child on the road can help improve the trip no matter where you are going.  


Share this link with the #AFAFire and get entered again for the tablet

Only available for US Residents / Click here for Rules

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nowhere Else I Want To Be



Carol D. Marsh founded, directed, and lived at Miriam’s House, a Washington, DC, residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed from her own experience: addiction, poverty, and the institutional racism that permeates our society on every level. From the humorous to the tragic, the mundane to the sublime, Marsh offers a gripping view into a world where the stakes are high and love is pushed to its limit.

Nowhere Else I Want to Be is the story of the inspiring women who transformed Marsh’s life. From Kimberly, who triumphs over a lifelong alcohol addiction, to Alyssa, who dies reaching out for the mother who abandoned her, Marsh witnesses the spectrum of human experience and the depth of the human spirit.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Onyx Webb - The Series



Delectably Creepy. Gripping. Fascinating. Get Entangled in Onyx Webb: An Addictive New Paranormal Suspense Series

Onyx Webb is a multi-genre mash-up that combines supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.

Onyx Webb is a ghost. Billionaire playboy Koda Mulvaney becomes obsessed with a girl he sees inside a mirror. Juniper Cole is on her way to the prom and... well, we don't want to spoil anything - we've probably told you too much already. How all these events are related is part of the mystery that is, Onyx Webb. 
The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera (think: American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. 
It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

˃˃˃ Interested in Knowing More? Rose says...

"This story had danger, intrigue, love, betrayal, and a graphic novel sensibility that appealed to me, personally, on every level. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down, and my dismay at reaching the last page quickly turned to determination as I found my way to Amazon to download the second book. In conclusion, I can only say that as an author, I wish I’d written Onyx Webb, and give Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz major kudos for a job extremely well done." - Rose Shababy, Author & Book Blogger

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Tao of Apathy



Who are the employees of St Jude’s Medical Center? You already know them. You work with them. Come take a madcap meeting with them anyway and see how and why they leave common sense behind as the new hospital administrator William Petty changes everything. He adjusts associated staffing levels (fires people) and increases workloads (sometimes for the fired people). He even limits Father Chuck to added-value duties. In response, the employees begin to form bad habits and a union. However, no one handles the changes worse than Bigger, a kitchen worker with a belief that he is affected by invisibility rays. The worst thing he could ever imagine happens—his boss offers him a promotion. All he has to do is betray his coworkers and help keep people from voting for the union. He seeks out advice from his motley crew of friends: Dykes who tells every woman he sleeps with that he is lonely; Dan the audio/visual geek who organizes the union just to piss his wife off; and even Father Chuck who is so stunned that he must now bill patients for his prayers that he spends his days bitterly smoking in the designated area for oral nicotine worship, “The Butt Hutt.” The only person to give him good advice is his friend Joe who teaches him the Tao of Apathy. It’s a powerful tool, but will Bigger choose to use it?




Sunday, March 5, 2017

Repent at Leisure



"...masterfully written...the plot was astounding in its simplicity and realism." -Robert Oliver, author of The Bravest of Souls-

Who are we if not our past?

Plagued by a troubled upbringing, Paul McAdam is unconcerned when he wakes to find a mysterious woman in his bed. With no recollection as from where she came, Cat Taylor worms her way into his life and eventually moves into his Edinburgh flat. This arrangement suits Paul quite well — until he meets Anita Fairfax. Wishing to marry, Paul tells Cat she has to go … something she does not do easily.

Then Cat is found dead in Paul’s apartment. Despite little evidence, the police suspect him of murder. Anita willingly stands by her new husband, but doubt creeps in as his behavior becomes increasingly erratic and violent …

Told through alternating perspectives, Repent at Leisure is a masterfully written and engrossing psychological thriller.





Saturday, March 4, 2017

Beehives




Jamie Aldrich is ready to begin the next chapter of her life. After dealing with a series of discomfiting events that began with the loss of her husband two years ago, she's taking a well-earned vacation with her fiancĂ©, Sam Mazie, in Oklahoma's Osage Hills State Park. But her newfound serenity is disrupted when she and Sam hear a scream and find the body of an elderly woman on a hiking trail. Park ranger Doug Moyer calls it an accident, the result of a falling tree branch. Jamie isn't so sure. 

Soon after, while exploring the park, Sam and Jamie discover a surprising inscription on a crumbling wall: "Patrick Gallagher loves Mary Jamison, 1954." Mary is Jamie's mother, but Jamie has never heard of Patrick. Her mother refuses to explain, as usual. When Sam disappears after smoke fills their cabin, it is clear that something strange and sinister is afoot in the park. To save her fiancĂ© -- and herself -- Jamie will have to unravel the ties between the mysterious death of the recluse and her mother's first love, and also determine what truth lies behind tall tales of gangsters' loot, ghosts, and secret affairs.