Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heartwarming New Release By @LauraRosnerWard Takes On Life Lessons And Love


"Not Yet"
Laura Ward

**HOT New Release!!**
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"Beautiful debut novel with wonderful main and side characters that will make you laugh, cry and hope." -Tamara D., Amazon Reviewer

Emma Harris is learning that life is just a series of lessons.

Lesson #1: Nothing goes the way you plan.
Lesson #2: You can’t trust men. Especially not the pretty ones.
Lesson #3: Turns out, appearances are almost always deceiving.

Emma thinks she has life all figured out, and what she knows isn't good. For years, she’s put her big sister, who was born with Down syndrome, first. Now Emma’s ready to start her own life, but fate has other plans. To do the right thing for the sister she loves, Emma’s dreams will just have to wait.

She doesn't plan on meeting Landon — a rich, flirtatious jock, who never has to wait for anything. Not for attention, not for money, and certainly not for girls. Meeting Emma marks the first time in his life that he’s had to fight for something. And Landon doesn't know how to lose.

Emma has no interest in wasting her summer with a superficial guy like Landon. But very soon she realizes she is wrong about him. The question is, can she trust him? Or will he let her down like every other guy in her life? But most importantly, can Emma trust herself enough to live the life she's always dreamed of?

Life has a way of sneaking in the most important lessons when you aren't looking. And once the heart gets involved, that's when the real learning begins.

*** This book is intended for mature audiences. 18 and over!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Smoking HOT Coming of Age Fantasy By @StormySmith Fresh Off The Press, Already A Best Seller


"Bound By Duty"
Stormy Smith

**HOT New Release!!**
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"All my favorite things wrapped up in one book! Magic. Monarchy. Mystery. And Mouth-watering Men..." -Deanna, Amazon Reviewer

Amelia grew up in a world of half-truths. She knows she's an Elder, but has no idea what that means. Her father reminds her daily that she must maintain control, but he refuses to explain why. Even worse, she's betrothed to the prince of the Immortals and doesn't even know his name.

Finally breaking free to live a few normal years at a community college, the last thing Amelia expects is to find her best friend in a cheeky southern girl, or fall for a self-assured human who sees her for who she is, not what she will become.

As she learns more about herself, Amelia realizes the line between love and duty is a thin one. As her power continues to increase exponentially and her questions are slowly answered, Amelia must make the ultimate choice. The question is, will her head win the battle, or her heart?

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

No. 1 Best Selling Christian Romance from @StaciStallings Only 99 Cents! Grab A Copy While You Can.


"To Protect & Serve"
Staci Stallings

**Amazon #1 Best Seller**
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"...more than a fabulous romance story. The lessons in this novel were mind-blowing and fantastic!" -Luvs2Read Blog

To save others' lives, they will risk their own...
Houston firefighter, Jeff Taylor is a fireman's fireman. He's not afraid of anything, and no situation is too dangerous to keep him on the sideline if lives are at stake.

Lisa Matheson runs a semi-successful ad agency that's on the brink of falling apart. Her employees are incompetent, and her schedule has become exhausting. When she takes on a client with a brilliant idea for a big conference, she thinks that maybe, finally this is her lucky break. However, the fire station wasn't what she had in mind for finding conference speakers. When she falls for a handsome but shy firefighter, it's possible that life might just be going her way for a change. The only problem is she can't control Jeff and the death wish he seems to have...

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Monday, July 21, 2014

*New Release* Pulp Award Winning Author @RLAngeloJr Takes Readers Into Intergalactic War


"The Cagliostro Chronicles II: Conflagration"
Ralph L. Angelo, Jr.

**Winner of the 2014 New Pulp Award for Best New Author**

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Two Years ago the experimental Starship 'The Cagliostro' broke the light speed barrier and the intergalactic war with the Agalum began. Now Mark Johnson and the crew of the mighty Cagliostro discover a terrifying new threat to the Earth, hidden on a strange new world. A threat that could turn the balance of the war irrevocably in their enemies favor dooming the Earth and its people forever!

Will the might of the Cagliostro and its unique crew be enough stop the Agalum's new insidious plan for the Earths destruction and its peoples enslavement? Or will the Agalum finally succeed in crippling the Earth forever?


Learn More About Author Ralph L. Angelo, Jr.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Author @SandyONathan Talks About The Re-Release of Her Multi-Award Winning Memoir "Stepping Off The Edge"

Syndicated from Sandy Nathan's "Your Shelf Life"

Are you ready to step off the edge?
-Written by Author Sandy Nathan
Stepping off the Edge: A Roadmap for the Soul is the new edition of my spiritual classic. Why should you be interested in Stepping off the Edge? Do you have an on-line addiction that is threatening your job, relationship, and sanity? Do you feel that you don’t know who you really are–in the big sense of what you’re doing on the planet and in the little sense of why am I here? In Podunkwalla USA? In this skin and particular life? Have you lost something important–a spouse or kids or everything you owned? Is life a pain, or even worse, dull as sawdust? Would you like to go somewhere where you could learn something worth learning with people worth knowing?

I have just outlined what’s in my book and why it’s for you. Stepping off the Edge is a roadmap for navigating the hardest, most important journey you’ll ever make: your life. I wrote Stepping because I wanted to share what I did that facilitated my life working out. The book is a memoir, a very personal series of stories and vignettes that illustrate spiritual principles. It’s not a text book, though it does contain theoretical material. It’s not a how to book, but it does contain exercises you can use to apply concepts. Above all, it’s not a 1, 2, 3 guide to how to be spiritual. I don’t sit you down and teach you how to meditate or pray. (Some things, a person has to figure out for herself.)

My life has worked out and that’s my primary credential in writing this book. I’m sixty eight years old and happy! That may be the most important thing. I’m happy, content, and in love with my husband of forty years. I love my work–writing for you–and live on a beautiful California horse ranch surrounded by animals and people I love.
These are the gates to the estate on which my family lived.
 We didn't own the whole thing, it had been subdivided
 years before. We had an acre of paradise.
My life wasn’t always like that. When I was eighteen, my father was brutally slain by a drunk driver. At that time, I had a charmed existence. My parents owned the tenth largest residential construction company in the USA. We lived in what is now the third most affluent town in the country. I showed horses and water skied on weekends.

Within months of my father’s death, I lived in a tiny apartment at below poverty income. I won’t talk about how that happened, but it did. My brain still thought I was upper class- Why aren’t you doing more charity work, Sandy?

I was seriously depressed for a decade after my father’s death. I didn’t know it and it didn’t slow me down; I earned two master’s degrees and part of a PhD. I was the Santa Clara County economic analyst. Big titles, big jobs, while my soul labored to keep me moving and darkness drifted just out of sight.

Darkness nipped at me
A huge breakthrough occurred when I attended one of the giant enlightenment seminars during the 1970s. One of the participants wore a blanket around her hunched shoulders. She shuddered and cried the entire weekend, a living plea for help. The seminar leader gave it to her, stripping her to her truth. He showed her and everyone else that she was identified with physical illness and was in love with the attention she got as a sick person. He also helped her expose what her sick act had cost her: a husband had walked out on her; she’d lost her kids. She got it, at least then.

Some people really have sickness down.
 They may be "sick" all their lives, oh, eighty five years or so.

Someone in my life was like that. I had assumed that her “sick act” was as immutable as the fabric of the universe. A Mount Rushmore of the soul. I was also forbidden to feel/express any resentment or be anything but kind and empathetic. The seminar leader showed me that the woman’s behavior was an act, an unconscious but very powerful role that had taken over her life. As an act and not the real her, it could be changed. I saw. Even if that person who was impacting me so much couldn’t change, I could.

How did I get from that moment to now? It’s all in Stepping off the Edge Took thirty-nine years. I did everything from getting an MA in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling to spending thirty years with a meditation school based in India, to coaching negotiations at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, to working on myself every way I could. Stepping contains the fruit of my spiritual pilgrimage.

I’m pulling out the stops in getting the word out about Stepping. You can buy it as a paperback and as an eBook very soon. I’m puttin’ the message out in other ways, via Facebook albums and Pinterest boards and who knows what else I’ll think of.

My intent is to get your attention. What Stepping is about is very important: you and who you really are. Want a teaching aide? Check this out. I’m having a bunch of these “Maxim Cards” made up on key points from Stepping. I’ve got cards made up in twelve areas, ranging from "What is your true identity?" to "How to establish a personal spiritual practice?" all the way to "Spiritual traps and dealing with evil."

One of the things about being an older person is you know you don’t have forever to do whatever you came to this earth to do. That’s one reason I’m putting out the new version of Stepping off the Edge. It’s behind my push to get these materials to you. They’re beautiful, impactful teaching aides giving you jewels of spiritual exploration. What do they cost? Nothing, at the moment. I am discussing selling them with a retailer. So, download while you can. Contemplate and apply always.

Here’s where you find these Maxims: Sandy Nathan/Vilasa Press on Facebook, my professional page: My albums from Vilasa Press. All the Maxims are in there. Please “Like” my page!

Sandy Nathan/Author on Facebook, my personal page: My albums. Lots of them. You can look through the ones on Stepping and all the rest. If we aren’t FB friends, send me a Friend request and I’ll Friend you.

My Pinterest boards are here. The Maxims have boards of their own and you’ll find lots of other interesting stuff. Feel free to borrow and repin.

Also, not many people read or even heard of Stepping off the Edge, even though it won the most prestigious awards of my multi-award winning books. When the first Stepping was pubished, it won:

*2007 Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist in New Age (Spirituality/Metaphysics)
*Bronze Medal Winner in Self Help, 2007 IPPY (Independent Press) Awards
*National Indie Excellence Awards 2007: Finalist in THREE Categories: Autobiography/Memoir, New Age Non-Fiction & Spirituality.
*Best Books of 2007, USA Book News, Finalist in Autobiography/Memoir

The Benjamin Franklin Awards and IPPY Awards are probably the most prestigious, largest, and oldest contests for independently produced books. This was my first book and I didn’t realize what a big deal those wins were. Now I do.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Author @VanessaFewings Explores The Escalation of The Forbidden In Part 2 of The Enthrall Erotica Series


"Enthrall Her"
Vanessa Fewings

**Highly Rated - 4.7 Stars!**
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"Amazingly seductive and addictive second part to this series!" -Louise Seraphim Reviews

This is the escalation of the forbidden. This is the power of Enthrall.

Deemed too feisty to train. Too defiant to dominate. Mia's journey into the world of the forbidden takes its next step.

Richard Booth, her master, must make the crucial decision...let her go or give her over to the only man who can her truly subjugate her, Cameron Cole, Director of both Enthrall and the preeminent BDSM manor Chrysalis, and a connoisseur of the dark arts. Cameron's gift with shaping blossoming submissives will ensure Mia reaches her potential, a destination that may take her too far.

Mia's choices will lead her to places both within and without that she never dreamed possible.

But when her training is complete, will Cameron be able to return her to Richard, or will her transformation have bewitched him beyond repair?


Learn More About Author Vanessa Fewings

Friday, July 4, 2014

Superbly Crafted Novel By @CritKincaid Explores Power of Art, Empowerment of the Strong


"A Wounded World"
Crit Kincaid

**Highly Rated - 5 Stars!**
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"Kincaid's writing reads well, his story is poignant and his characters have depth." -Claude Bouchard, International Best Selling Author

This is the story of Normal Steves, a talented young artist who moves in with his grandmother at River Gate, A Living Community for the Terminally Ill.

“A strange young man, indeed,” said Shu, the old gardener who was really a doctor. “He’s like that graveyard cat, who hunts mice amongst graves at night and occasionally ventures out into the bright light of the living world. But even then, he stays in the shadows, avoiding contact, forgetting that his natural place is with the living and not with the dead.”
“Sí! La vida no debe rondan a los muertos.”
The old man looked to his Hispanic friend and nodded.
“My friend, Mr. Rosalis…”
“…agrees, ‘The living should not haunt the dead.’ I fear bringing that boy to this place was a mistake."

And the story of Koren Shaw, the pretty and popular girl who, rising above her once shallow view of the world, must teach Normal that there can be life after death.

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

From Heartbreak To Happy Ever After In This Military Romance Series Standalone From @LizzyFord2010


"Semper Mine"
Lizzy Ford

**Standalone in the "Sons of War" Series**
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"Lizzy hit the nail on the head here with real emotions..." -All About Books

“A freak accident landed both of the Khavalov twins under my command, just before a routine mission turned into a nightmare. I brought home one twin in a coffin and the other in a coma missing his leg. I did everything right – and still people died. I can’t forget that night or how many lives it changed, including mine.

It’s natural for their sister, Katya, to blame me. I made one decision in the middle of a firefight, and it shattered her sheltered world. I’m the ice to her fire, and when we first meet, it’s not pretty. I don’t fear war or death, and I am definitely not going to let a beautiful woman with a quick temper and broken heart scare me off, either. I know she’s hurting, and I’m determined to make sure she’s okay. It’s the least I can do for the twins.

I may have failed them that night, but I won’t fail her. What I’m not counting on: the feelings she ignites within me.” – Captain Sawyer Mathis


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tight, Lightning Quick Technothriller From Author @GleneBooks Great Addition To Military Scifi Genre


"The Sky Between Two Worlds"
Glen E. Books

**#1 Technothriller Best Seller!**
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"...ominous in the sheer fact that anything and everything in this book could actually happen!" -Momto4BookLover

It’s 2031. The world is divided between two hostile superpowers--East and West. Kantak Johnson, about to graduate from college and join the Air Force, hears a classmate, Harvey Jamison, describe his thesis discovery of a new material. Kantak realizes that the material can make stealth airplanes undetectable. But Harvey's thesis advisor, no friend of America, also recognizes the significance of the discovery and discloses it to the East. The students are suddenly cast into a world of assassins, intrigue, and stealth warfare.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bioterrorists Leave Civilization In Ruins In This Horror Tale From Author @beck_chow5325


"The Onyx Seed"
Clifford Beck

**Post-Apocalyptic Horror!**
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The world is no longer as it was. After a well orchestrated bioterrorist attack leaves civilization in ruins and humanity at the edge of extinction, Marty and Lucas are now on their own. And their escape is not without risk as every step along the way holds the potential for catastrophe. Travel by night is difficult, as the specters of the abundant dead seem to peak out from every window and doorway.

Los Angeles, like all other major cities, has been quarantined. But, at some point, even the government abandons its effort to help those left behind. And with so many dead lying about, the goal for Marty and Lucas becomes twofold. To escape without being seen by other survivors and to avoid becoming infected. But, on their way to what Marty believes to be a better place, they meet Julie. She is a beautiful, spitfire brunette living in Corpus Christi. The trio quickly becomes a well working group, with a single common goal.

But, tragedy is determined to leave its mark as catastrophe catches up to them. Threatening not only their survival, but the bond they share with each other. And moving from place to place, the tension between Marty and Julie grows into a fiery relationship, driven by both sexual attraction and a mutual need to survive. At some point, they find themselves alone, exclusively dependent on each other. But tragedy is still at their heels, destroying everything they care about.


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