Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Featured Book: Toxic Sphere by C. N. Sky

A package vanishes. A ship sets sail. A manhunt begins.

The year is 1007 EE, and four great powers-Cadona, Domataland, Sohn-Sur, and Visstel-are battling for world dominance.

Leeha Ritsagin is one of the seventeen billion humans caught up in the battle of the giants. She enjoys old movies, works hard, longs for a boyfriend, fears elevators, cares about the world, and is a wanted criminal. Her story begins on a drive across town, and while she worries about getting lost, the danger she faces doesn't wait for her in the slums of Cadona City. Rather, it comes inside a simple paper bag that appears in the backseat of her old car. Powerful members of the Back-to-Basics Club launch a manhunt to catch the thief who stole their package at a time when Club leaders are primed to take control of the Cadonan government, start a war against fabricated enemies, and deploy the world's most powerful weapon: Toxic Sphere.

In response to growing international peril, the rising nation of Domataland dispatches its Goodwill Ship to aid a threatened ally. When news of the package's disappearance reaches the desk of Domataland's president, he instructs his intelligence chief to find the thief, hoping to use the mysterious package against his Cadonan adversaries. With Leeha's life in danger, investigative journalist Bob Fullerby begins his own search to find the young woman before her hunters do.

C. N. Sky's debut novel is an ambitious saga with engaging characters, pulse-quickening action, and well-crafted suspense-a definite must-read by an up-and-coming new voice in fiction.



About the author:

C. N. Sky is a former US Army Military Intelligence officer with a degree in political science. Sky loves nature and is especially fond of flying squirrels.



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Monday, May 2, 2016

Guest Post: Debra Diamond author of Life After Near Death

Debra Diamond, author of Life After Near Death, stopped by to share with us an article she wrote.






Life After Near Death profiles a dozen cases of near-death experience after-effects, including newfound musical and artistic talents, mathematical gifts, enhanced hearing, elevated IQ, improved vision, spontaneous healing, and electrical sensitivity. Bridging the gap between science and spirituality, Life After Near Death explores these miraculous after-effects and new evidence concerning the NDE to reveal for the first time:
  • New evidence affirming the survival of consciousness after death.
  • The circumstances and conditions that give rise to a NDE.
  • The link between predisposition and the NDE.
  • The role of manifestation and intent and the NDE.
  • The unmistakable connections between the energetic world and the NDE.
Life After Near Death is the only book to explore the deeper meaning of the near-death experience through the prism of its extraordinary after-effects. It offers a new, science-based paradigm to unravel the NDE and our assumptions regarding the afterlife. Because although you can return from an NDE, you will never return to your former life.



About the author:

Debra Diamond is a former Wall Street money manager and artist who left a high-profile life to pursue one of purpose and spirituality. In 2008, she had a transformational experience that left her with unconventional powers as a clairvoyant and medium. As an investment professional, Debra was a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a regular commentator on CNBC. She was profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Baltimore Sun. She has an MBA from George Washington University and is a graduate of Christie's Education and the Jung Institute. The mother of three sons, Debra splits her time between Taos, New Mexico, and the East Coast.




Sunday, May 1, 2016

Featured Book: The Orchestration by Stephen L. Burkart

When covert ops director John Darque receives a mysterious package from a former adversary, he suspects the worst, but the box contains items more dangerous than even he could have imagined... they indicate that the President-Elect of the United States, Thomas Jefferson Davis, is a mole whose rise to power has been carefully nurtured for more than 30 years as part of a Russian plot to overthrow the US government.

Darque's organization must first determine if Davis is a threat to the US, and, if so, are others also involved in the plan. The greatest challenge, however, still lies ahead: once a conspiracy is uncovered, Darque must formulate a scheme to thwart the Russian coup, but in a way that casts no suspicion on Davis, in order to protect the American people. If the conspiracy evolves undeterred, World War III is imminent. Eliminating the threat will require all of Darque's ingenuity and expertise to prevent the overthrow of America from within.

The Orchestration is a gripping thriller in the tradition of great espionage novels.



About the author:

Steve spent the majority of his 22 year military career in Europe in military intelligence during and immediately following the Cold War. He has in-depth personal experience of counterintelligence work during the 1980s, often referred to as "the decade of the spies".



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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Featured Book: Ralph Ribbit's Wacky Week Off by Louise T. Constantinople

Ralph Ribbit loves his job as a scientist at Acme Bug Company. When a fire and explosion destroy his and several other laboratories in the building, he's stunned.

His boss tells him the building will be closed for a week to repair the damage. Upset, Ralph wonders how he's going to fill his time at home. His spirits are lifted by his wife Ramona.

After suggesting he use the time off to relax, Ralph eagerly looks forward to a peaceful week doing all the things he enjoys. But family and friends have other plans for him, and the quiet week he's anticipating turns into one filled with zany escapades.

Anything but peaceful, Ralph Ribbit's week off is wacky and hilarious!



About the author:

Louise T. Constantinople is a retired middle school Language Arts teacher who also holds a Master's Degree in Reading. Having spent more than 20 years in the classroom, she is an experienced teacher of writing and reading. Ralph Ribbit's Wacky Week Off is her second book. Her first book, The Adventures of Ralph Ribbit, won a gold medal in the 2013 Reader's Favorite International Book Awards Contest. Louise lives in Connecticut with her husband and their two beagles.



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Monday, April 25, 2016

Guest Post: Debra Diamond author of Life After Near Death

Debra Diamond, author of Life After Near Death, stopped by to share with us an article she wrote.






Life After Near Death profiles a dozen cases of near-death experience after-effects, including newfound musical and artistic talents, mathematical gifts, enhanced hearing, elevated IQ, improved vision, spontaneous healing, and electrical sensitivity. Bridging the gap between science and spirituality, Life After Near Death explores these miraculous after-effects and new evidence concerning the NDE to reveal for the first time:
  • New evidence affirming the survival of consciousness after death.
  • The circumstances and conditions that give rise to a NDE.
  • The link between predisposition and the NDE.
  • The role of manifestation and intent and the NDE.
  • The unmistakable connections between the energetic world and the NDE.
Life After Near Death is the only book to explore the deeper meaning of the near-death experience through the prism of its extraordinary after-effects. It offers a new, science-based paradigm to unravel the NDE and our assumptions regarding the afterlife. Because although you can return from an NDE, you will never return to your former life.



About the author:

Debra Diamond is a former Wall Street money manager and artist who left a high-profile life to pursue one of purpose and spirituality. In 2008, she had a transformational experience that left her with unconventional powers as a clairvoyant and medium. As an investment professional, Debra was a professor at Johns Hopkins University and a regular commentator on CNBC. She was profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Baltimore Sun. She has an MBA from George Washington University and is a graduate of Christie's Education and the Jung Institute. The mother of three sons, Debra splits her time between Taos, New Mexico, and the East Coast.




Sunday, April 24, 2016

Featured Book: Aunt Susy's Boarding House by Joy Swan

In the year 1900 a young lass is seen arriving in Dixfield, Maine. She sits straight upon the wagon seat black curls escaping from under her white bonnet tied beneath her chin. A high white button shoe can be seen as she steps from the wagon. She reaches for two worn leather suit cases, she tethers her horse to the cement post beside the hotel then disappears behind the large doors of the hotel. A young man sitting across the street always with an eye for a pretty girl watches this lass as she steps from the wagon. He catches a glimpse of a slim white ankle as she steps to the ground.

So begins the true story from the rugged beginning through the 1930's. It will bring back memory's long forgotten. You will laugh you will cry as you read this true story. Old fashion Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hurricanes, floods, murders and my life at Aunt Susy's Boarding House.

Happy to come home from school today to see my baby brother, mama reading by the fire, grandpa smoking his pipe. Maybe Grammy has made one of her chocolate cakes with butter frosting. I eagerly open the door to see every one crying.

My world changed forever that day, Dale's world changed forever and my mother's world changed forever! Our world would never again be the same!



About the author:

The state of Maine is my home. I live in the mountains on a beautiful lake. In the early morning just as the sun has risen- I sit in my white wicker rocker in my blue sun room, my Rag Doll cat stretched out on my wicker lounge. Wifts of fresh mountain air come through my open window, the still quiet water promise a quiet mind to start the day. I have three wonderful children-each one is kind and thoughtful. I have learned that getting old means you can get away with a lot of things and be forgiven for them as you get old. I can now break wind in public and keep right on walking without a hitch. The lady behind me keeps right on walking without a hitch also- she thinks: that lady is old she doesn't know any better. She doesn't know how much knowledge I have gained after living eighty four years and learning something new every day! Enjoy your book.



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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Featured Book: Curse of Atlantis by M. Paul Hollander

16-year-old Harley Schultz and his father Dave are returning to the East Coast in search of the legendary civilization. A clue from the past has led them to Jamestown, Virginia, the site of the first permanent English settlement, and home to John Smith and Pocahontas.

As father and son investigate, Harley continues to experience sensations of being shadowed by some unknown entity. In addition, he is considering the possibility that some sort of curse may be tormenting them. Unprecedented weather has plagued Harley and his parents over the past three years, and now a freak tornado rips through Jamestown, nearly killing Harley, his dad, and many others.

With the destruction, however, comes another discovery. A second amulet, along with a 400 year old letter written by John Smith, verifies the existence of Atlantis.

Just as it appears they are about to make an extraordinary discovery, all of Harley's fears and suspicions are confirmed, leading to horrific consequences. It seems that both man and nature are uniting to prevent Harley from ever discovering the truth. Will Harley fulfill his promise to solve the mystery of Atlantis?



About the author:

M. Paul Hollander was born and raised in southern Michigan, leaving his home state in his early twenties. He just recently returned to his home state after a 27 year absence. As an elementary school teacher, who is also a motorcycle and history enthusiast, he travels throughout the U.S., in search of evidence from the past that will engage his students and create a lifelong love for learning. He also is the co-creator of the Lewis and Clark Replica Trail in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin. This hiking/biking trail allows the visitor to "walk" in the steps of the Corps of Discovery on their monumental two year journey across the continent.



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