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Welcome to Day 24 of the #RRBC “ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER Block Party! @SHarriSlaughter #Giveaways

Hello Everyone,
Our Lady of Victory is a book about one woman’s fight to keep her church open. It is a true story, and I have been privileged to meet the author. If you need some encouragement, then read Our Lady Of Victory and drop by her blog and say hello.
Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Our Lady of Victory Remembered!

HELLO EVERYBODY! WELCOME TO “#ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER BLOCK PARTY ON MY OFFICIAL WEBSITE: OUR LADY OF VICTORY REMEMBERED!
The Story Is As Relevant Today As It Was Yesterday

Here are my prize giveaways for 3 lucky winners!

(1) $5 Amazon Gift Card

(1) Ebook Copy of “Our Lady of Victory” Second Edition

(1) Autographed paperback copy – “Our Lady of Victory” Second Edition


INTRODUCING

OUR LADY OF VICTORY, THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

Second Edition

Today is the official launch of the Second Edition of Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community. As you can see there is a new book cover. I figured since I had to make extensive changes to the interior, that I might as well throw in the kind of cover I always wanted. The paperback version does the cover more justice. The interior needed…

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Ten Engaging Stories That Will Delight You, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

Festive Mayhem is precisely what it implies.  These are ten engaging stories around women who experience some very pleasant and non -pleasant surprises that shake up their lives. 

I enjoyed reading all of them but three of four of them I loved. The Christmas Tip was one of them. A hard-working woman ends up with the tip of her life and doesn’t know whether to believe that it was really meant or her. 

Or the Stranger in the House, which tells of a woman who must start her life over again after catching her husband with her friend and neighbor. I liked that this story didn’t lament over what the main character had lost but threw her into a situation where she would come out on top. 

Those Holiday Blues was another one that I liked immensely.  

All the stories are excellently written. They draw you in, and you forget the time spent reading. 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Welcome to the #RRBC “ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG & TRAILER Block Party! @ptlperrin #Giveaways

Hello Everyone,

The RRBC Block Party is still going on and continues until October 29, 2020. So, if you haven’t dropped by now is the time to do it. Today P.T.L. Perrin, another great RRBC author is being featured.

Shalom aleichem,
Pat Garcia

PTL Perrin Writes...

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the “Rockin 2020 Away” Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party presented by theRAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!

I’m giving away TWO $20 Amazon Gift Cards!

Don’t forget to post a comment to enter the draw!

Number of Winners at this Stop:TWO (2)

At the end of the tour, there will also beGRAND PRIZESawarded, as well!

*1st/Grand Prize:$50 Amazon Gift Card

*2nd/Grand Prize:3-day Blog Toursponsored by4WillsPublishing

*3rd/Grand Prize:Book Bundle {10 books of your choicefrom theKathryn C. Treat Book Giveaway Treasure Chest}

*4th/Grand Prize:A *LIVE* interview on an upcoming segment of a RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” or a BOOK OF THE MONTH slot.

Have you ever wondered where inspiration comes from? Curiosity fuels mine, only because I love exploring bunny trails. Are you curious? If you could explore this world’s most mysterious places…

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Welcome to the #RRBC “ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG AND TRAILER Block Party! @jansikes3 #Giveaways

Good Morning Everyone,
The RRBC “ROCKIN’ 2020 AWAY” BOOK, BLOG AND TRAILER Block Party! is taking place. There are so many great authors that are a part of this Block Party. Today’s featured author is Jan Sikes. So, take the time and drop by. You’ll have lots of fun and maybe even when an Amazon Gift Certificate.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat Garcia

Writing and Music

Hi, and welcome to my stop on the “Rockin 2020 Away” Book, Blog & Trailer Block Party presented by the RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB!

WHAT I’M GIVING AWAY!

TWO $10 AMAZON GIFT CARDS

TWO COPIES OF MY NEW SHORT STORY “BRAZOS WIND”

TWO COPIES OF MY NEW SHORT STORY AND THE 2020 GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF THE #RRBC 90-DAY ALPHA/OMEGA BEGINNING TO END SHORT STORY CONTEST

“BROTHER’S KEEPER”

NUMBER OF WINNERS AT THIS STOP – SIX (6)

At the end of the tour, there will also be GRAND PRIZES awarded, as well!

*1st/Grand Prize:  $50 Amazon Gift Card 

*2nd/Grand Prize:  3-day Blog Tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing

*3rd/Grand Prize:  Book Bundle {10 books of your choice from the Kathryn C. Treat Book Giveaway Treasure Chest}

*4th/Grand Prize:  A *LIVE* interview on an upcoming segment of a RAVE WAVES “EYES ON THE BOOK” or…

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THE DEAD AT HEART By Susanne Leist, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

If you like stories about vampires that are not grizzly and filled only with blood, then you want to read The Dead At Heart.  This story will catch you up from page one and win your heart. In the end, I saw it not as a story about vampires but an excellent story about love and trust.

With the first page, I was engaged, even though Shana, the main character, kept confusing me with her intent with William. William was not much help with his secrets and keeping things away from her.

I met archangels on the side of the vampires and werewolves, who were not favorable to the vampires at all.

In my opinion, there was one main story and two sub-plots running in the book, the main story being Shana wanting to find love and someone who would accept her as she was.

Then there is William’s story and his shadiness.

Finally, there is the story of the sister and brother, Samantha and Jonathan, who acted on their own cognition and did something that could have earned them a death sentence.

All in all, these three plots are so well intertwined together that it kept me turning the pages, and I was rewarded with a satisfying ending that thrilled me. What I also like was the time sequence. The time was recorded at the beginning of each chapter when there was a shift in place or day.

It was an excellent read.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

BUBBA AND SQUIRT’S MAYAN ADVENTURE By Sherry Ellis, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

 

 

Whoever heard of a man with backward feet? But then again, whoever heard of traveling through a tunnel and ending up on the other side of the world in a matter of seconds?”

 

The above paragraph is taken directly from the book, Bubba and Squirt and Their Mayan Adventure by Sherry Ellis. The book is a delightful reading adventure for children. A combination of fantasy mixed with mystery, travel, and humor takes us back into the time of the Mayan culture.

 

Their transport through a tunnel in their backyard takes them to the other side of the world and back in time, giving us a real travel adventure to another world.

 

Bubba is Squirt’s brother. In comparison to Squirt, who is his older sister, he looks forward to the adventures that his great great great grandpa who appears to him sends him on.  Squirt accompanied him because she feels responsible for her younger brother.

 

The Mayan culture is remarkable and beautifully described throughout the book too. Kids and adults will have much joy from reading this excellent book.

 

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

 

 

Mirror of Our Lives by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

 

 

I’ve just finished reading Mirror of our lives by Joy Nwosu Lo-Bamijoko.  I have to admit that writers that strengthen and motivate me as they create their stories are people that draw me into reading a book, and this author did an excellent job of weaving the life stories of the four Igbo Women who she described and of giving each of them their voice.

The book resonated within me. I went from page to page, seeing their struggles, and hearing them talking, pushing themselves to keep on going, and to achieve.  Thus, in Mirror of Our Lives, you will meet four intelligent women who climb the ladder of success and overcame great heartbreak and disappointment. They demanded respect and had the desire to be treated with dignity. They are women who show what resilience is all about.

Mirror of Our Lives is an excellent read, and I hope it rings a bell in you also.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

The Rave Reviews Book Club’s Fifth Annual Writers’ Conference and Book Expo by Pat Garcia

 

The  RAVE REVIEWS BOOK CLUB’S Fifth Annual Writers’ Conference and Book Expo starts today and runs through August 16th.  There are a lot of good things happening at this Online Expo. Besides the authors having their own bookstands featuring their books,  there is a scavenger hunt, Amazon Gift Certificates, fantastic classes being offered at a price that we writers can afford, and Bingo with prizes.

This Writers’ Conference and Book Expo provides educational information that lets you know what is happening in the publishing field. I personally attended a conference four years ago and was wowed at how professional the Writers’ Conference and Book Expo was conducted.

For those interested in attending, I have put the title in a hyperlink below, which will connect you directly to the venue when it goes live.

5th Annual WRITERS’ CONFERENCE & BOOK EXPO

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

JEWEL, A Short Story by Jan Sikes, Reviewed by Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love reading Flash Fiction and Short Stories, just as much as I love reading a good novel. So, I was excited about the Short Story, Jewel. The blurb drew my interest, and that is the main reason I purchased it.

 

The story did not disappoint. Jewel is all about a young woman living with her younger sister and her mother, and they have fallen on hard times.

 

Reading the story, I thought of one of my favorite poems from Edna St. Vincent Millay, The Ballard of the Harp Weaver. In the Harp Weaver Poem, the Protagonist is a young boy living with his mother, and they are both starving from hunger, and this compares very well to the Protagonist in Jewel. Food is mighty scarce, and all three women are on the verge of starving.

 

However, there’s light at the end of the tunnel. Miracles do happen. Just as in the Harp Weaver, the Protagonist in Jewel receives an unexpected gift, which I call compassion, and it changed her life forever.

 

I highly recommend this fantastic read.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Gabe’s Guardian Angel by Beverly Stowe McClure, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

 

 

I’m delighted to be participating in author Beverly Stowe McClure’s Blog Tour today for her latest release, GABE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL.

Abuse of any kind creates a monster in the person on the receiving end. Irrespective of the gender, abusive people who bully and act out their fears, insecurities, wants, and their need for acceptance hurt others.

Gabe’s Guardian Angel, a book by Beverly Stowe McClure, attacks the problem of bullying. I say attack because through the characters of Gabe, Bud, and Mick, and their story, the author reveals both sides of the spectrum and presents a way for the bullied to resist running scared and the bully to seek healing for his own abusive childhood.

Both the protagonist and the antagonist in this book won my attention. They weren’t pitted against each other. Instead, the author shows us two young teenage boys grappling with young adulthood as each comes to terms with his home and school situation.

One tormented by an abusive parent, the other by dyslexia and the role of being a parent to his little sister and helping his grandfather.

Thanks to the Angel Charley, positive changes unfold, and Gabe, the protagonist, sees things that he can change. This aspect kept me turning the pages desiring to see what happened next, and I was not disappointed.

Gabe’s Guardian Angel, a book that is skillfully written and well-crafted, and very much worth reading.

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

The author is offering a tour-wide giveaway. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

 

 

GABE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL
by Beverly Stowe McClure

* Paperback: 214 pages
* Publisher: Freedom Fox Press
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 1939844665
* ISBN-13: 978-1939844668

 

Gabe Montana is clumsy. He’s overweight, and he’s dyslexic. Worse yet, the bullies make his fifteen-year-old life even more miserable-so miserable he wants to die.

 

Charley, his guardian angel, says no to that idea and comes up with a different plan. He’ll give Gabe self-confidence so he can solve his problems, not run away from them. But Gabe wonders why the angel doesn’t just help with the bullies. What’s with this self-confidence stuff?

 

Can Charley help Gabe stand on his own two feet? Will Gabe give up hope life can improve for him? Or will he finally listen to the angel’s advice?

 

GABE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL is available at the following sites:
AMAZON PAPERBACK
AMAZON KINDLE
BARNES AND NOBLE PAPERBACK
BARNES AND NOBLE NOOK BOOK
KOBO

 

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.

 

 

Most of the time, you’ll find Award-Winning Author Beverly Stowe McClure at her computer, typing stories young voices whisper in her ears. When she’s not writing, she’s snapping pictures of wildlife, flowers, and clouds.

 

She’s affectionately known as the “Bug Lady.” She’s not telling why. To relax she plays the piano. Her fur babies don’t appreciate good music and hide when she tickles the ivories.

 

Beverly is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. She also teaches a women’s Sunday school class at her church.

 

For more on Beverly and her writing visit her at her:
Blog: https://beverlystowemcclure.blogspot.com
Website: http://beverlystowemcclure.wordpress.com
Twitter @beverlymcclure
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beverlysmcclure
Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/author/show/11462.Beverly_Stowe_McClure

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

 

Author Beverly Stowe McClure is giving away one print copy of GABE’S GUARDIAN ANGEL to a lucky US winner.

 

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Beverly on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find out. Do you think Guardian Angels come in all shapes and sizes?

 

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Murder, Just Because by Yolanda Renee: An Author Interview Plus a Giveaway!

For those of you who love a good crime story that will curl your toes, Murder Just Because by Yolanda Renee is a book you want to read.
Shalom aleichem,
Pat Garcia

Ellen Jacobson

It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Yolanda Renee’s MURDER, JUST BECAUSE Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

The author is offering an awesome tour-wide international giveaway including a $25 Amazon Gift Card! More information on the giveaway is listed below.

Interview with Yolanda Renee

1 – What was your hardest scene to write?

Every scene where Stowy Jenkins is at his worst. It took me forever to do more than tell in as few words as possible what he was up to. It will be a long while before I write such an antagonist again.

2 – What makes you run screaming?

It used to be spiders, but now I just squish them. Snakes, especially when they crawl out from under the chair you’re sitting on. Which happened and yes, I did run screaming! Which I continued to do until the beast was gone! I did not…

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Dancing with Dementia by Jemi Fraser, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

Good Morning Everyone,

Dancing with Dementia is one of those books where you start out laughing astounded over the humor describing the incidents, and you end up with a sadden but an enlightened heart on the last page.

 

Dancing with Dementia, a book by Jemi Fraser, gives us a wide-angle view of dementia taking root in a family.

 

The medical perspective of dementia is not an issue here. You will not find a medical dissertation that gives a neurological discourse on the brain and how it functions. Instead, you will meet Lizzie and Philip, who have reached their senior years but are still madly in love. For Lizzie, it is her second happy marriage.

 

Reading about their exploits had me reminiscing over incidents my siblings went through with our mother. I laughed as Lizzie and Philip managed to figure out a way to avoid dealing with their dwindling memory and their loss of movement.

 

However, even though it was humorous, it was sad to see two people slowly slipping away from the reality they had known and, in many cases, were not aware of it.

 

Watching parents with dementia mature into the Golden Years is not the supreme joy unless you learn to waltz with it. That is what the author is saying. You must learn how to dance around the complex and complicated situations you will face. Dementia becomes a never-ending challenge as you learn to fight against that silent thief that robs the dignity and memory of those you love.

 

Therefore, It’s a pleasure to be participating in author Jemi Fraser’s DANCING WITH DEMENTIA, Recognizing and Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia Blog Tour through MC Book Tours today.

 

The author is offering a tour-wide international giveaway of an Amazon Gift Card. More information on the giveaway is listed below.

 

Recognizing and Coping with the Early Stages of Dementia
by Jemi Fraser

◊ Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir
◊ Publisher: Just Jemi Books
◊ eBooks
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1-9991258-1-3

 

Dementia and Alzheimer’s touch the lives of millions around the world, but so much is still unknown.

 

As first-generation Canadians, we didn’t recognize the early warning signs. We didn’t know the differences between regular aging and the early stages of dementia. We’ve made mistakes but we’ve learned a lot.

 

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA will help you:
•Identify those early warning signs
•Use visuals to improve communication
•Choose your words wisely
•Redirect and reassure
•Stay calm and cope with your own emotions
•Consider nursing home options
•Improve caregiver self-care

 

We’ve learned to dance the early steps of the disease with our love and laughter intact. If you are looking for help recognizing early signposts along with practical ways to cope with early Dementia and Alzheimer’s, this book is for you.

 

DANCING WITH DEMENTIA buy links:
Amazon.com              Amazon.ca          Apple Books       Barnes & Noble          Kobo


Add DANCING WITH DEMENTIA to your Goodreads shelf

 

For those who aren’t familiar with the author, here’s a bit of background on her.

 

Jemi Fraser writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her nonfiction work focuses on the ways that dementia has impacted her family. Her fiction work varies from contemporary romance to suspense and flash fiction. Years as a teacher have taught Jemi that life is short and that happy endings are a must.

 

Jemi lives in Northern Ontario, Canada where snow is always a topic of conversation and the autumn leaves make everything better.

 

For more on Jemi and her writing, visit her following sites:

 

Website          Just Jemi Blog       Dancing With Dementia blog 

Amazon Page        BookBub      Goodreads       Facebook       Twitter       Quick Tips Videos

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

 

This tour-wide giveaway is for a $20 Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway is open internationally.

 

To enter the giveaway, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. The widget may take a few seconds to load so please be patient. If the widget doesn’t show up, just click HERE and you’ll be directed to the widget.

 

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow Jemi on her week-long tour HERE. You never know what you might find out. I hope dementia hasn’t touched your family or friends, but in case it has do you have any tips to share on dealing with this terrible disease?

 

Wishing all of you a wonderful April Month.

Shalom aleichem

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

NOT GUILTY, by C. Lee McKenzie, A Book Review by Pat Garcia

Not Guilty introduces you to Devon Carlyle and the unexpected events that change his destiny and his way of thinking forever.  Carlyle’s mind is on winning the state championship and maybe becoming the best basketball player ever at his school in his upcoming senior year.  His expectations have a sequential order of importance; a basketball scholarship, his best friend, and his new girlfriend, whom he loves dearly.

 

Leaving the stage of adolescent and moving swiftly toward early adulthood presents challenges and confrontations that test his belief system. Devon Carlyle is shocked at the injustice of justice as everything that he believes turns upside down. His hope of drawing the attention of the basketball scouts dwindle.  His cherry-filled life, where abundance overflows, becomes a nightmare.

 

He soon discovers that friends in good times are not friends in bad times. That the stardom of being the most talented basketball player brings out hidden jealousies from others and that the loyalty that he expects from his girlfriend cannot stand the pressure of an erroneous mistake that affects his entire family.

 

How do you handle the sharp arrows of mistrust, indiscretion, and doubt?

Has Devon Carlyle been condemned for the rest of his life?

 

The author keeps the tension high.  She has woven an eloquent tale of a young man rising from the blindness of a rose-colored, happy go lucky society to a young man who finds meaningfulness and three new best friends in an unlikely place.

 

Not Guilty, a book you will not regret reading.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Tasting The Apple, by Sherilyn Decter, (A Book Review by Pat Garcia)

 

Tasting The Apple is the continuation of the Bootleggers Chronicles. The first important thing that struck me was how Sherilyn Decter connected the beginning of the Chronicle in Book 2 to Book 1, Innocence Lost. Often in a series, a reader has to buy the first book to understand what is going on in the second book. In the case of Ms. Decter’s series, this is not so. She weaves in the first four or five chapters of the Tasting The Apple, a kind of summary into the narrative.  The reader, therefore, gets a great picture of what has already happened.

 

In Tasting The Apple, you will again meet Maggie and Frank, and other recurring characters like Mickey Duffey but you will also encounter some new characters like Tony Giordano.

 

It is the year 1926, eight years into the height of Prohibition. Some people would say it is one of the crowning years for bootlegging before Franklin Roosevelt was elected as President seven years later and the Prohibition Laws crippling the United States in bondage to alcohol was repealed by the twenty-first amendment.

 

 

 

 

 

Decter interweave this historical period through the lives of her characters.  We see Maggie still struggling to make ends meet.  Decter also paints a beautiful picture of friendship between Maggie and the wife of one of the arch antagonists that she’s helping to trap and put behind bars.

Finally, you will meet again, Inspector Frank Geyer. Maggie’s special friend and partner.

To say, that the story will draw you in is an understatement. It is well-crafted historical documentation written within a fictitious tale, that I believe you will enjoy.

Congratulations, Ms. Decter, I am truly enjoying your series.

Tasting The Apple can be purchased at Amazon.com and also amazon.de for those of us living in Germany.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

INNOCENCE LOST by Sherilyn Decter- A Book Review by Pat Garcia

 

With the ratification of the eighteenth amendment on January 19, 1919, one of the bloodiest, if not the bloodiest period of the United States of America history began.

 

Innocence Lost by Sherilyn Decter, documents the detrimental effects that this period played in the lives of a young widow, her son, her son’s friends and the people living as borders in her house.

 

Sherilyn Decter has done an excellent job of painting a picture of what most people only know as the Roaring Twenties. She incorporates it into a real story where illegally transporting alcohol into various states become the backdrop for murdering those who did not keep their mouths shut.

 

Her characters are believable, engaging, and it is her characters that force you to turn to the next page and keep reading because you want to know more.  Decter hammers into the head of her readers what the streets of Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, must have been like as she shows the traumatic experiences of a young widow, Margaret, and her son. A widow who rises up against her own mother’s norms and standards and finds steps out to find her own way of living. I truly enjoyed her characters especially, Inspector Geyer, i.e., Frank.  Outside of watching Maggie’s internal growth, he was my favorite character.

 

Innocence Lost depicts the bootlegging scene that swept the United States; that gave many poor immigrants pouring into the States a job although illegal and put food on their families’ tables.

 

It presents historical facts with a fictional story interwoven within it.

Well-crafted and very well written, I highly recommend investing your time in reading this book.

Innocence Lost by Sherilyn Decter is available  on all Amazon Online Stores.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Once, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Faerie by Ronel Janse van Vuuren – A Book Review by Pat Garcia

 

Once, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Faerie written by author Ronel Janse van Vuuren is a beautiful collection of short stories about Faerie Land. Van Vuureninvites you to enter the world of make-believe, where things are not as they seem; where animals and nature are portrayed to show us that life changes, and new beginnings begin.

 

Sixteen different stories of tales, myths, and legends, with a motive behind them and a lesson to be learned. I was so impressed by the author’s selections that she included in her book that I invested and bought a copy, although I had an ARC copy to review.

 

Van Vuuren has an effortless style that captures a reader. In my opinion, she presents lessons that one should learn. These are stories that apply to life. They encourage those of us who have made decisions, which have thrown us forcefully into forgetting the past and moving on to something new as in The Fae of Bremen or the initial story, Queen of Ice, or Rumour Has It.

 

Congratulations, Ms. Ronel Janse van Vuuren, on your book, Once, Tales, Myths, and Legends of Faerie.  The book is well-written and well-crafted and well-worth reading.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat G

 

 

 

JUSTICE By Georgia Tingley, A Book Review By Pat Garcia

 

Justice, a book by author Georgia Tingley, deals with a painful loss and the search for atonement.

Where is Christine Conroy?

A small country village in Oregon had asked themselves that question for years and had not come up with the answers.

The book, Justice, deals with Conroy’s disappearance and reveals unexpected information about other people no one suspected.

Tingley opens with a prologue that catapulted me into her story. She got my attention immediately.

After reading her book, I came to the conclusion that she has written a homage to lost souls who have disappeared and have not been found.  They are the missing persons. They remain unforgotten and become unsolved cases. Their parents go to their graves hoping they will return.  The sudden vanishing of their child, without goodbyes, binds the pain and keep the memories alive in their hearts.

Tingley’s main character is named Justice. There is a twist in this story, and I had to smile. The author has done an outstanding job handling the spirits of darkness that continually fight against the spirits of light and goodness. In very few words, she gives us a picture of evil. Her descriptions are succinct, not overly flowery. Direct hits that will touch the heart of anyone reading. It will keep you turning the pages. Each page I turned made me want to continue reading.

If you have read any of the ancient books about witches, demons, and the devil against goodness, this story will appeal to you. Alone the character, Justice, reminds you that the length of years does not erase the fact that a crime has been committed and must be atoned.

 

It is a well-written story that engages your mind, and I am glad I took the time to read it. Ms. Tingley’s Bio is below and you can purchase the book in all Amazon Online Stores. I bought my copy on Amazon Germany.

Excellent job, Ms. Tingley.

All the best for your future works.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Author Bio: Georgia Tingley 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am a newbie on the author scene, only self-publishing my first novel in early 2018. It’s all a bit scary and challenging at the same time. After accepting a voluntary redundancy from my administration job, I decided to take on the thrill of writing and I haven’t looked back.  I love writing and creating stories so much that it’s become my drug of choice and I’m an addict needing my fix.

 

I have had the privilege of living in a number of countries growing up – India, England, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. I hold citizenship to only three of the above, but I call Australia home – it’s where my heart is.

Currently, I live in Perth in Western Australia, only a short walk from some of the best beaches in Australia. I should know since I took three months off work and travelled around this great country in 2009.

 

Married twice with two gorgeous girls, two gorgeous step-kids and three delightful grandchildren and one on the way – life can be hectic. Entertaining involves two dining tables and numerous high chairs.

At the moment it’s just my husband and me at home. Plus, a cat called ‘pixel’ who was tiny as a kitten, hence the name, but is now a heffalump.

 

I am especially lucky to have met and married the most romantic man. He took me on a surprise vacation to an island resort in the Maldives where he proposed on a tropical beach!

In my downtime, I love to read, read and read. Watch TV shows and movies, do crafts and get into the garden as it’s so therapeutic. My husband and I enjoy caravanning and are planning a big trip to the ‘Red Centre’.

 

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Queen Moxie by Hank Quense – A Book Review

If you have read the stories of Camelot; if you know whom King Arthur is and have heard of the knights and sitting at the round table; if you have ever read the Sunday Funnies and went to read Prince Valiant first before you read any other funny;  if the folklore stories about the Normans, Saxons, and Vikings excite you; then, you are going to love Queen Moxie by Hank Quense.

 

Quense says at the bottom of his book that it is a Strange Worlds Story. However, I say it is a story that depicts the beginning of civilization among the Irish, English, Scots, and the northern countries of Norway and Sweden. It is a beautiful tale.

 

A queen who is pulled between defending her country and loving her daughter who has already decided that reigning may not be her cup of tea.

 

Quense’s humor also prevails, whether it is in his previous books, or in this one.  He has a way of capturing your attention, and without your knowing it, you are engaged in a world that used to be.

 

The character that fascinated me the most was Tristan.  I had to laugh, although it may have been inappropriate, as Aethelwine changed her mind about her plan to wed Tristan. Quense did an excellent job of weaving him in and out of Queen Moxie.

 

Queen Moxie, a tale that resurrects the knighthood, honor, and loyalty to a Queen and brings back to life Merlin and his magic. It is a book that you do not want to miss reading.

 

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

The Princelings of the North by Jemima Pett, A Book Review

A fantasy with suspense and ethics written within it, the Princelings of the North by Jemima Pett reminded me of C.S. Lewis and his books, The Chronicles of Narnia.  This is the eighth book in Pett’s, The Princelings of the East adventure mystery series for good readers 9-14 yrs.

I have to admit this was the first book I have read in the series, but I am seriously contemplating on going back and starting at Book One to read the whole series.

The Princelings of the North is for everyone who loves to read fantasy regardless of whether you are a child or an adult.

Kevin, the main character, is confronted with challenges that he has to overcome if he wants to live and receive his inheritance. Having jumped at an offer by his Uncle to take a small trip, Kevin threw himself into a precarious situation. In fact, his trust in his Uncle before the trip had me ready to jump into the story and tell him to open his eyes and to look at his Uncle for who he was, but I did not do that. Instead, I kept reading the book, which was hard for me to put down. As I read further, I found out that Kevin was not as dumb as I thought he was.

One of the most intriguing situations in the book is a bottled post. Like any bottled post, it stimulated two young boys to go on a daring  search, and they become helpers. Throughout the book, the tension built as the Kevin, Dylan, and Dougall continued on their adventure.

I loved Pett’s choice of names for the castles.  Names like Deeping, Forrest, and Haunn were symbolic and played with my imagination.

It was also engaging to see how Pett wove the subplot of Dylan and Dougall into the story.

The Princelings of the North by Jemima Pett is a delightful book and one that I highly recommend.

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

SHADES OF LOVE, UPCOMING BOOK RELEASE

Hello Everyone,

Shades of Love, an upcoming book written by ten award-winning authors will be released November 7, 2017.  Pre-order is  available now on Amazon and that includes Amazon Germany.

The stories are multicultural; something you might enjoy. There’s a special offer with the pre-order, so if you would like to read it, pre-order now. That’s what I have done.

Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

 

Shades of Love

Love knows no boundaries and bridges the gap between creed and culture. Whether prince or pauper, beauty or beast, cupid entangles unsuspecting hearts. From the exchange of a glance to the throes of romance, follow these couples as they discover that love has no limits. Indulge your taste for adventure with ten diverse tales from familiar and exotic parts of the globe. 

“Shades of Love” is brought to you by a select group of ten award-winning and best-selling writers, whose stories feature couples who close the cultural divide through their love. 

 

Author Description of Novels

 

Claiming Lana – Reana Malori

Jake Bradford and Lana Miller are two strong-willed people who seem to be sworn enemies. That all changes in the blink of an eye when they’re thrown together for an important project. When passion simmers just under the surface, the outcome is not what either of them could have expected, but exactly what they needed.

 

Caliente Nights – Suzette Riddick

Nursery school teacher Jeanette Adams and athlete Alonzo Castro are immediately attracted to each other. He is aware of his Cuban mother’s disapproval, but it’s not enough to keep him from pursuing the African American beauty.

 

The Blind Shot – J.L. Campbell

Kofi Danquah and Regina Chu are settlers in a foreign land, but the one thing they have in common is their attraction to each other. As their relationship moves from platonic to passionate, so does their families’ opposition to their love … but Kofi and Regina want what comes naturally and they won’t be denied.

When East Meets West – Annamaria Bazzi

Winter Portobello, a coed from a faith-based Italian family falls in love with a fellow student, Samir Chamas, a Lebanese immigrant. Together, Samir and Winter must prove their love to be as strong as the hearts that bind them, despite the cultural and religious differences that threaten to destroy the Chamas family.

 

Would Smell As Sweet – Janae Keyes

Sick of feeling like a prisoner in her own home, Shayna moves the small town of Cotton Springs, Texas. She puts the pieces of her life back together and finds romance, but Happily Ever After only lasts until Shayna’s stalker finds her hiding place and turns her dream into a nightmare.

Postcards from Havana – Toye-Lawson Brown

Arlene Joy never expected to win a five-day trip to Havana, Cuba. After meeting Arlene at a fiesta, Vincenté Martinez is happy he came home.

Third Base – P.C. Zick

Baseball star Tomas Vegas loses focus on his game when he meets Adriana Moretti from a tight-knit Italian family. When she falls for the handsome Puerto Rican, their families attempt to pull them apart, which only brings them closer together.

The Best Game – Hebby Roman

After years apart, Liana De Leon and Damian Escobedo meet again in their San Antonio hometown. Liana wants to escape her high-profile life, but coming home isn’t working out the way she planned. Instead of the quiet life she envisions, the city’s most eligible bachelor is set on winning her heart and making all her dreams come true.

Small Town Boy – Caroline Bell-Foster

They were first loves, but tragedy struck before Kerry and Noah could explore their lives further. Years later, can the British politician and the American County singer ever re-connect?

Sometimes Money Ain’t Enough – Stacey-Deanne

Raquel Hood has everything a woman could want; money, beauty, and an entire town under her command. But after meeting Tobias, Raquel realizes that sometimes money ain’t enough.

 

Short Author Bios

Reana Malori is an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of sensual and contemporary romance. She weaves stories that pull the reader into her world and to share in her universe, even if only for a short time. Her stories feature women you’d love to hang out with and men who love them with everything they have.

Suzette Riddick enjoys writing romance novels with real life situations readers can relate to. She’s an Amazon bestselling author of African American Romance. In 2013, she was nominated for an Emma Award and was a featured author in USA Today ~ Happy Ever After.

J.L. Campbell is an award-winning, Jamaican author who writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, sweet romance, women’s fiction, as well as new and young adult novels. She is a certified editor, who also writes non-fiction.

Annamaria Bazzi – Love is an important part of life, not just something to be experienced but also to be read. After thirty-one years of marriage, and still going strong, Annamaria Bazzi believes in the happily ever after. This strong belief transcends into her romance novels—every person deserves his and her own happy ever after. Annamaria writes contemporary romances to bring new love experiences to her readers. She also writes young adult sci-fi/fantasy and dabbles in paranormal short stories.

Janae Keyes – Janae Keyes is an American mom, wife, and hopeless romantic living in Europe. She loves to explore various cultures coming together through the magic of love. Residing in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium, with her husband and daughter, Janae loves to share her passion for romance with others.

Toye-Lawson Brown is an Amazon bestselling author of multicultural romance novels. In 2014 she was nominated by the B.R.A.B Book Club for Breakout Author of the Year.

P.C. Zick – Bestselling and award-winning author, P.C. Zick, creates contemporary romances with a social consciousness. She describes herself as a storyteller no matter what she writes. Strong female leads, handsome and heroic men, and descriptive settings grace more than a dozen published novels.

Hebby Roman is a New York traditionally published, small-press published, and Indie published #1 Amazon best-selling author of both historical and contemporary romances. Her book, “Border Heat,” was a Los Angeles Times Book Festival selection. She has been a RONE Finalist three times and in three different categories.

Caroline Bell Foster is an internationally bestselling, multi award-winning British author of diverse romantic fiction and named as one of the most influential people in culture & entertainment in the East Midlands, England.

Stacy-Deanne (Dee-Anne) is an award-winning author of sensual romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction books. She’s written Amazon Top 100 bestsellers, and her work has been praised and reviewed in USA Today numerously. Stacy’s books are full of passion, thrills, intriguing characters and so much emotion you can’t get enough! If you want something different and unpredictable then definitely check out her work.

Only $0.99 on Amazon or FREE on Kindle Unlimited. Find the boxed set at: https://www.amazon.com/Shades-Love-Reana-Malori-ebook/dp/B0762C4N71/

 

 

 

 

Maski: Broken But Not Dead, by Joylene Nowell Butler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first thing that caught my attention as I read Maski: Broken But Not Dead, by Joylene Nowell Butler was the name of the heroine, Brendell Meshango. Just seeing a name that is so entirely different from the typical White Anglo-Saxon Protestant culture awoke my curiosity to know more about her main character.

 

Meshango, a woman, a half-breed, a person from a minority culture who breaks out of the jail cell she has locked herself in for years. On her road to discovery, a bizarre occurrence takes place that forces her to face herself.

 

 

Joylene Nowell Butler does an excellent job developing and presenting Meshango’s fears, her confusion, her sense of loss and her willingness to protect the only person she has ever loved.

 

In many ways, in my opinion, Brendell Meshango represents women who belong to any minority. Women, who bury their personalities, hide their beliefs and conform to a society that demands that they change and emulate the Caucasian woman.

 

Maski: Broken But Not Dead is an extraordinary novel that riles the reader.  In fact, I got downright angry.  Meshango’s life story brought forth my wrath, and I was ready to fight for her and my existence.  But, and I say that with a big BUT, Butler captured and held my attention until the very last page.  I did not close the book or put it aside. I wanted to see how she resolved the conflict, and I was not disappointed.

 

I congratulate you Ms. Butler on writing an outstanding novel that riled, inspired, and encouraged me.

Book Blurb:

Award-winning author Joylene Nowell Butler is showcasing not one, but two of her intriguing books in two different formats and you could win a copy of one of them.

Joylene won the IPPY Silver Medal with Broken But Not Dead. Once only available in print, the book has received a fresh new cover and title for readers to enjoy and is now available in eBook format. Maski: Broken But Not Dead is the prequel to Joylene’s 2016 release, Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries, which is now available in audio format.

 

Maski: Broken But Not Dead
◊ By Joylene Nowell Butler
◊ Psychological Thriller

◊ Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press LLC
◊ eBook ISBN 9781939844385

 

To the Breaking Point…

When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.

         However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her silence keep her safe?

         Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.

 

Maski: Broken But Not Dead is available on Amazon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Joylene, Métis, is the author of Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and Break Time. She and her husband and their two cats reside in Canada for the summers and Nayarit, Mexico, for the winters. They believe life should be an adventure.

For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog, as well as connect with her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.

Comments on Maski: Broken But Not Dead:

“A psychological thriller filled with suspense, action and drama…” – John Bell, 93.1CFIS-FM: Prince George, BC

“Riveting and beautifully written. You won’t be able to set it down.” Judith S. Avila, author

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Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AGING & BECOMING – A Reflective Enquiry by Susan Scott & Susan E. Schwartz, PH.D

 

If you have ever thought that when you have reached the age of forty-five or fifty, you have reached your zenith, then forget it. That is a myth, which has caused many women to bury their heads in the sand causing them to refuse to reflect over the process of aging. Closing their minds to desires and goals that might have been or that still can be, they block the energy from within themselves that they need to change. Life has nothing more to offer, so they stagnate.

Aging and Becoming, a book by Susan Scott and Susan E. Schwartz, PH.D presents us with the thoughts of women who are discovering what aging means to them as they go through the process of becoming older. There are some hard truths in this book. Therefore, the book, Aging and Becoming, will force any woman into deep consideration.

I found it rewarding that many of the women interviewed in this book are not drowning. That is very encouraging. Rather they have become explorers. As one woman said, and I like her way of thinking,

“Aging is something we do every day. It is necessary to life and unavoidable.”

I had to smile because I agree. Becoming older is unavoidable.

An excellent book for all adults at any age, I highly recommend it.

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

 

 

 

Finding My Way

Good Morning Everyone,

Just finished reading an introductory post to Kathryn Jane’s new book, INTO THE SUNRISE. Just had to purchase it because book blurb convinced me that in many ways there might be some similarities between me and the main character, Dusty.
Jane is an excellent writer. I’ve already read, DO NOT TELL ME NO and it deepen my love for horses and for her flawed characters.

One of these days, I am going to take the time and do a review on both books.

 

 

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Creative

Today I begin a new project.

Today I begin talking, publicly, about why my characters are so flawed, and why they have so much to overcome before they find happiness.

Why now?

Because it’s finally time, and because today I released, INTO THE SUNRISE, a story I’m passionate about. A story about a woman who overcomes enormous obstacles, and learns to celebrate her own strength.

It reminds me of who I am.

And it reminds me of everyone else out there who has struggled to overcome.

So bear with me for a few days, while I explore what it meant to me, to finally realize I was from a dysfunctional family.


From shattered dreams to incredible joy.

Soul-destroying questions and equally stunning answers have Dusty digging deeper than she ever thought possible, and when she discovers her Self in an entirely foreign landscape, she begins anew, more determined than ever to achieve her lifelong dream.

If you…

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THE SNOWMAN: Prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries by Yolanda Renée – A Book Review

 

The Snowman by Yolanda Renée is an engaging read. It is the prequel to the Detective Quaid Mysteries, featuring Steven Quaid and his lovely Sarah. Fortunate to have already read the entire series, starting with book one, Murder, Madness & Love, book two, Memories of Murder, and book three, Murder & Obsession, I have to admit I scratched my head, wondering how Renée was going to pull off bringing out the prequel after the series had begun.

To say she has done an excellent job at tying the Quaid series to the prequel is an understatement. Renée addresses real issues that will make you shudder and think as you turn the pages moving toward the end.

Renée is simply an audacious writer that can tie in reality with fiction as she points out a sickness going on in societies all over the world. The victims are children and Renée in her own spunkiness takes a swing at this deplorable sickness.

The Snowman is haunting. It will haunt you. I cannot say how many days it will take me to remove the images she painted from my mind. They still gush forth like a jet plane moving at high speed.

Yet, The Snowman is well worth the read, even though there are explicit scenes of violence and language that will make you cringe.

But enough about what I think. Read The Snowman. Even if you don’t love thrillers or mysteries, this book will capture you.

 

◊ THE SNOWMAN
◊ by Yolanda Renée
◊ Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
◊ Publisher: TRACE Enterprises
◊ Series: Detective Quaid Mystery
◊ Novella
◊ Print & eBooks
◊ Contains explicit sex & violence

 

It takes a true artist to pursue his victims in the art of seduction, and Stowy Jenkins is no exception, especially with blood as his medium.

 

            Stowy Jenkins, aka, Stone, and as Alaskans refer to him, the Snowman, is a true artist. His muse, Gigi, is the ultimate inspiration for his painting. Her rejection inspires him to use a very unusual medium…blood.

            While art may be his passion, the taste for blood is his obsession, and multiple murders, the result.

            Rookie, Detective Steven Quaid, is no fan of the Snowman’s murderous exhibitions. A twisted and deadly relationship bond the two men and neither knows who will come out of it alive.

 

About the Author:

At one time Alaska called to her, and she answered. She learned to sleep under the midnight sun, survive in below zero temperatures, and hike the Mountain Ranges. She’s traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, and the memories are some of her most valued. The wonders, mysteries and incredible beauty that is Alaska has never left her and thus now influence her writing.
Despite her adventurous spirit, she achieved her educational goals, married, and she has two handsome sons. Writing is now her focus, her newest adventure!

 

You can connect with her here:

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Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

The Lies That Bind, by Ed Protzel, A Book Review

 

 

Empty pistol has sealed more deals than all the numbers in my head, Hurst thought. We’re going to need every trick in my bag, and some I haven’t thought of yet. (Quote from The Lies That Bind, by Ed Protzel.)

 

The Lies That Binds by Ed Protzel depicts the dichotomy of the Deep South.

It is a story that shows  a period long forgotten but the book also shows the character of his protagonist, Hurst, trying make some sense of his existence.

Well-written, Protzel draws his readers into the Deep South, into Mississippi, the swamps, and the picturesque scenery of a southern state.

It is an intense book. There are a lot of things happening, and you cannot hurry through it, because Protzel pulls you into his world. You want to read what comes next.

The Lies That Bind is the first book I have read by Ed Protzel. To say that it was an interesting read is an understatement because it is more than interesting. The book engages your mind.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Creating Stories by Hank Quense – A Book Review

When I started taking my writing career seriously, the book Creating Stories by Hank Quense would have been a great book to have, but that was some years ago.

 

Writers are people who evolve. We are in a constant process of learning and implementing. We never stop, and so as I began to read Quense’s Creating Stories I found myself treasuring the way he presented his expertise about the writing process.

 

Creating Stories is a precious jewel, which shows the beginner writer what he or she needs to have to write a novel, from story idea, to developing characters, settings, plotting, sub plotting, structure, design, and emotional arcs to the story ending. He doesn’t just tell you what to do but shows you how to do it with the charts and links that he has included in the book.

 

For the mature writer, it is a refresher and reminder of the writing process. It is a handy tool to have among your writing books.

 

Creating Stories by Hank Quense helps you stay grounded in your novel writing process and it is well worth reading. It is now a part of my writing craft library.

 

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

How Bad Do You Want To Be In This Anthology?

Little did I know when Karen Helene Walker asked me that question that it would open doors for me to another level of writing and bring me closer to my dream.

 

To say I was stunned when Karen asked me this question is an understatement. She was referring to the deficiencies in my submitted piece. Deficiencies only a professional editor, award-winning writer, and teacher like Mark David Gerson could see, which meant extensive revising for me.

 

My heart beat like a snare drum as I counted the cost. I was writing in NaNoWriMo, taking three writing classes, caring for two people who are dear to me, fulfilling concert obligations and working on the manuscript I hope to submit before the end of this year. In other words, my plate was overloaded.

 

Did I have the time? Should I forget I said yes and move on to something else? These two questions went through my mind. I consider my word to be more valuable than any currency in the world, and the fact that I had given Karen my word is what grounded me and kept me from saying, sorry, I have no time. Forget it.

 

 

Today, my joy lies in not only being one of the writers among the outstanding writers in Still Me… After All These Years, but more so from what I have gained by working with Mark David Gerson, the editor of this anthology.

 

Still Me…After All These Years is a challenging book. Every essay challenges you to lay self-pity aside and stop thinking about what you cannot do and do it. When I look at my copy, I hear it knocking on my door, encouraging me to keep moving beyond my self-imposed boundaries and to walk out on waters that will take me  higher than I can imagine.

 

As MF Sanborn says in her essay, A Lesson in Trust, out of the anthology,  Still Me…After All These Years.

I lean into life, curious and unafraid.

I wish all of you a peaceful weekend and be safe.

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

STILL ME…AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, 24 WRITERS REFLECT ON AGING, BY KAREN HELENE WALKER

 

Good things for an individual are born out of the vision the person holds steady before his or her inner eyes. The person comprehends, as he or she examines what it will take to fulfill the vision that it is made up of building blocks. Each building block has to be mastered, which means learning, changing, expanding, and shaping, one step at a time. I believe that is why God said, “Don’t belittle the small steps.” Small steps, equivalent to building blocks, are vital to moving forward toward the vision and maintaining the momentum.

Friday evening, I received the hard copies of one of my small steps.Still Me…After All These Years by Karen Helene Walker is an Anthology in which twenty-four writers Reflect on Aging.

I am elated to be one of those authors.

Still Me…After All These Years is available in print and as e-book at Amazon, Kobo, Smashwords and other bookstores.

Shalom aleichem,

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Sign Up For STILL ME … AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: 24 Authors Reflect on Aging

Hello Everyone,

This is one of those happy moments for me, thanks to all of you  my faithful readers, who read what I have to say.

Just wanted to share the joy on this wonderful Saturday.

Have a great weekend and be safe.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

MC Book Tours

Cover photo by Kathleen Messmer

STILL ME…AFTER ALL THESE YEARS: 24 Authors Reflect on Aging
◊ By Karen Helene Walker
◊ Kindle: 2000 KB, 102 pages
◊ Genre: Biographies, Memoirs, Nonfiction
◊ Publication Date: April 4, 2017
◊ Language: English
◊ ASIN: BO6WWRK82K
◊ Coming soon in printpre-order-amazon-button

Poignant…Humorous…Brutally Honest!

           A collection of personal reflections guaranteed to keep you inspired and entertained on that journey we all travel together: The Journey of Aging.
With a blend of grace, dignity, warmth and humor, women and men from 60 to 90 and from all walks of life candidly share the blessings and pitfalls of aging – from keeping dreams alive and keeping sex lives active to dealing with retirement, loss of independence and a growing sense of mortality.

A BOOK ABOUT LIVING EVERY MOMENT OF LIFE!

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I’m organizing a blog tour for STILL ME … AFTER ALL…

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ANNOUNCING THE RE-LAUNCH OF MY GRL BY JOHN HOWELL

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Hello Everyone,

Today is the re-launched of a book I am in the process of reading. It is a thriller by John Howell, entitled My GRL, and it will keep you turning the pages.

The cover is new and the book edited once again to enhance the experience. What is really nice is the price has been cut for the introduction. You can buy the kindle version for a special introduction price of

$0.99

 

 

 

Here is a blurb about the book.

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

 

Here is the link to Amazon for the Kindle version

Here is the link to Amazon Germany for the Kindle version

Here is the link to Amazon for the Paper version

Check them out and read the first few pages on Amazon.

Also, you can check out John Cannon’s other two adventures, as well as, the new My GRL at John W. Howell’s Author Page

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John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories.  His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the adventure, while the final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016.  All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

 

John lives in Port Aransas, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

For those of you living in Germany, I have checked to see if the special price applies for Amazon Germany, and it does. So, hurry and get your copy now. I’m sure you will enjoy it.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Gifts for Forbidden’s Book Launch Celebration Heros

Hello Everyone,

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On February 14, I participated on the launch team of F. Stone for her new romantic suspense book, Forbidden. The first week of the launch, her book reached a number three ranking and is still  on the top ten list.

 

 

1-b078f2221d6ec0463539f01708b9e727That is because of  loyal readers like you who followed the call and downloaded Forbidden. I want to thank all of you who downloaded Feather Stone’s  book based on the review  I wrote on my blog. You all are wonderful readers, and I am so thankful that you take me at my word when I say a book is a good read.

 

 

I just wanted to share part of Feather’s success with you because you helped make it the success that it is.

 

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Romance Under Fire

book-cover-three-dimensional-finalForbidden rose to #3 on February 14th at the Amazon charts and remained up in the top ten for the duration of the book launch …. all because of my book launch heros.

To My Heroic Team of Authors …

who showcased all the great stuff about Forbidden,

who read Forbidden and wrote all those awesome reviews,

who put up with my clumsy leadership in creating this book launch celebration,

…. as my dear Eliza MacKay would say

Your all so friggin wonderful!

Nicki Elson

Jennifer Lane

Juneta Key

Patricia Garcia

Lily Eva Blake

Cindy DeJagger

Yolanda Renee

Nancee Cain

Michelle Willms

Now for the promised gift – a mega awesome, shut the front door exciting, …

$200 Amazon Gift Card

And, that’s just the meat and potatoes reward. Next is desert. Yes, yes, yes. Courtesy of Cindy DeJagger from

OPAL, The Magazine by Canadian Authors & Writers

(and available…

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Book Launch! FORBIDDEN By Feather Stone

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Forbidden by Feather Stone is a romantic suspense book that I consider simply excellent. It conquers you. I opened the book and started reading.  By the time, I had reached the last sentence on the first page, my heart was saying, ‘this is a winner.’ You hear and feel the culture of the Middle East. My attention, captured, my curiosity grew.  I forgot whatever I had planned to do and found myself walking deeper and deeper into the world Feather Stone had painted.

 

Her main protagonists had me sitting on the edge. I say, protagonists, because I saw Eliza MacKay and Captain Sharif both as main characters caught up in an intrigue that could take both of their lives.

 

Eliza MacKay, the paramedic, is the PTSD woman suffering from immeasurable loss and Captain Sharif, the devout Muslim who tries to keep them both alive. Both commit repeated centripetal actions which make them suspicious of each other before they realize only trust can save them both.

 

Forbidden is not one of those sloppy, soapy, unrealistic romantic suspense books that use bang, bang, boom in the bed to cover up for a weakly developed structure or plot. No, Forbidden is well-structured. I didn’t find any character situations that were unresolved. Think, Daphne Du Maurier, and you will see the same qualities in Stone’s Forbidden.

 

A writer’s ability to craft a story determines whether the reader will enter the writer’s world, and Feather Stone shows how well she masters her craft. She drew me in. She has woven together suspense and romance and has presented us with a well-written, well-structured and well-crafted story.  Forbidden will keep you on edge until the last sentence in the epilogue.

Congratulations Ms. Feather Stone on an outstanding novel that kept my mind engaged. I enjoyed every reading minute. All the best for the future.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

P.S.  Beginning with today, Valentine Day, Forbidden is being offered for free until February 18th. So go to Amazon and get your copy now.

BACKSTAGE with Author Eric Thomasma

Hello Everyone,
Happy New Year! Wishing each of you an awesome year.
, I discovered through Twitter that Eric Thomasma’s new book will be coming out soon. I do not know if any of you as my readers know about him. So, this is a excellent opportunity to get to know him.

Enjoy the interview. He makes some excellent points, and he is an excellent writer.

By the way this is a reblog from Camilla Stein’s blog.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Today on CSReview, author Eric Thomasma is sharing his love for science fiction, and being part of a wonderful world called children’s literature.

CS: Welcome to CSReview, Eric. Let’s start with something I ask every author of the genre – why do you write sci-fi?

fw-profile-imageEric Thomasma: As a young boy I was captivated by those now iconic words, “Space, the final frontier…” I was fascinated by the concept of faster-than-light space travel and the possibilities of life on other planets and the contrast/comparison with our own societies. I remember watching the moon landings and the early development of NASA and looked forward to the days of being able to be a passenger on a flight to Alpha Centauri or other seemingly unreachable destinations. In time I came to realize that the reality of our world politics would keep us from achieving such goals within my lifetime, so…

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Cover Reveal! ABDUCTED LIFE BY PATRICIA JOSEPHINE

To all of my readers, here is an engaging book you don’t want to miss reading by Patricia Josephine. It is coming out soon, and I will keep you posted.

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Blurb

Savannah Janowitz’s perfect life was destroyed the night she and her boyfriend vanished without a trace. When she reappears a year later––alone––she’s a shell of her former self. Robbed of her popularity and her boyfriend, she has no memory of what happened to her. Savannah struggles to move forward as strange, new abilities manifest.

Evan Sullivan never gave extra-terrestrials much thought until the night he and Savannah were abducted. While Savannah’s memory was wiped clean, he remembers every horrific detail. Constantly reminded of the experiments that made him less than human, Evan hides in the shadows and watches Savannah rebuild her life without him.

But neither can let the other go. When their paths cross, Savannah and Evan finally see a glimmer of their old lives return. As they face what happened to them, they soon discover they aren’t safe. There’s more to fear than what’s hiding in the stars.

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Thank You for Your Support during The National Novel Writing Month

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It is the sixth day of December, and I am catching up after a month of NaNo (National Novel Writing Month) and three lovely days attending an online writers’ conference and book expo by RRBC from the first of December until the third of December. I now look forward to getting back into my routine.

 

Thanks to everyone who cheered me on during the month of November. I wrote 63,036 words on the third book of my series. Revision will start sometime next year.

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Happy Thanksgiving!

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While the United States wakes up and begin preparing to share Thanksgiving Dinner, some of us Ex-Pats all across Europe have eaten. Today is the special day set aside to give thanks to God for His goodness and His faithfulness.

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Many thanks to Steve at Steve’s Bar and Grill in Hanau, Germany. He and his staff are a home away from home on this lovely Thanksgiving Day for many Americans. He is the best cook on this side of Europe.

 

Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!

Take care and be safe this weekend.

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

Goodreads #Giveaway: A Cold Tomorrow by Mae Clair #Mothman #PointPleasant Book 2

Hello Everyone,

Mae Clair’s, A Cold Tomorrow is coming soon!

Shalom aleichem,

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Pat

From the Pen of Mae Clair

December is approaching, and with it, the release of book 2 in my Point Pleasant saga,  A Cold Tomorrow. In anticipation of the December 20th release, Kensington Publishing is running a Goodreads giveaway. This is your chance to win a hard copy of the book while helping a hard-working author out in the process.

Er…that would be me, folks. 🙂

GR giveaways do wonders for getting books noticed with increased exposure, so I hope you’ll take a moment to hop over and enter. It will be a huge help to me, so please accept my gratitude in advance.

I’m currently busily working on book 3 of the series, but I have a special fondness for book 2. I’ve heard many writers find the middle book the most difficult to write. I didn’t encounter that problem, but it could be due to my fondness for the subject matter—UFOs, Men in Black, and, of course, the Mothman. What…

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A. M. Manay in “WHO’S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES?”

Hello Everyone,
A.M. Manay is featured on “WHO’S ON THE SHELF WITH NONNIE JULES?”
A very engaging interview with an engaging Author.
You will love it.

Shalom aleichem,

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Pat Garcia

Passion & Struggle by John Fioravanti

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The High Chancellor paused and sighed before continuing. Images of Elandra Caine, the Earther doctor who saved his life, played in his mind’s eye and tugged at his heart. His flagship had been seriously damaged during the battle in Earth space and his injuries fatal. But he survived because Earther medical science was far more advanced than that of the humans from Genesis. (A passage out of Passion & Struggle by John Fioravanti)

 

Now and then you run upon a book, which throws you a curve ball and blasts you into some unknown depth, you have not experienced for years.   That is exactly how I felt when I read Passion and Struggle by John Fioravanti.  I asked myself where am I as I fell into his world.

 

Passion & Struggle is the first book of the Genesis Saga.  Fioravanti has conjured up a believable world. His world presents the scientific, the paranormal, the biblical, and the inundated fall of a declining world.  To be quite honest, I kept comparing it to the last book in the Bible, The Book of Revelation.

 

Passion & Struggle reveals. It prophesies about a future that might exist if we humans do not get it together and learn how to live on Planet Earth.

 

Moreover, Passion & Struggle will make your mind spin out into another part of the galaxy. However, be careful. This book will make you think. It will force you to compare what is happening in our world today with the content in the book. However, that is what a book is supposed to do, Right?

 

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

The Cat Who Wanted A Dog by Micki Peluso

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There are not enough superlatives to describe this delightful storytelling coloring book. It is the perfect mixture of storytelling and illustration, of a writer, Micki Peluso and an illustrator, Neva Franks, both coming together to bring joy to children and adults with a child’s heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Cat Who Wanted A Dog restored my love for coloring. It forced me to go out and buy crayons. Now, I take the time to paint a picture, and these are precious moments I treasure.

Your children will enjoy this little book and maybe you will too. I know I do as you can see below from the book I purchased.

Excellently done, Micki Peluso and congratulations on the teamwork with Neva Franks. You two make a great team.

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Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

A French Girl on the Prairie by Fred Pirat

img_0330This adventuresome little book was written in French by Fred Pirat and translated from the French by Bonnie Samuels.

The story told to him by a ninety-two-year-old woman is the true story of her adventures when she first came to the United States of America and went Westward to Montana with her Mother in the nineteen hundred’s.

Marie Delos was twelve years old when she first boarded the ship to cross the ocean. At that time, she and her mother were not aware of how primitive Montana was. The infrastructure had not been established.

A French Girl on the Prairie also tells of her other travels. Therefore, if you enjoy reading about Laurie Ingalls Wilder and her adventures, then you will enjoy A French Girl on the Prairie by Fred Pirat.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

ATTENTION! COVER REVEAL! Self-Help 101 or: How to Select a Costume to Help You Deal With People by L.G. Keltner

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Hello Everyone,

A cover reveal of the upcoming book by  author L.G. Keltner.  The title is fascinating. Doesn’t it sound like an engaging read?

 

Blurb:

 

Book 3 in the Self-Help 101 series.

Dani Finklemeier is adjusting to life in college and the realities of living away from home for the first time.  She’s also learning to deal with the criticism that stems from sharing her writing with the world.  Some of the online criticism is even spelled correctly, which somehow makes it worse.

Fortunately, she has a Halloween party, a group of friends, and a supportive boyfriend to distract her from the things that are bothering her.  Of course, a holiday celebration wouldn’t be complete without something going wrong.  Between an unpleasant confrontation with an infuriating classmate, some shocking costume choices, and a bizarre fraternity stunt, the evening will be anything but dull.

Dani’s detractors may not like it, but she’ll definitely have enough material for another book.

 

Bio:

 

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L.G. Keltner spends most of her time trying to write while also cleaning up after her crazy but wonderful kids and hanging out with her husband.  Her favorite genre of all time is science fiction, and she’s been trying to write novels since the age of six.  Needless to say, those earliest attempts weren’t all that good.

 

Her non-writing hobbies include astronomy and playing Trivial Pursuit.

 

You can typically find L.G. lurking around her blog, on Twitter, or on her Facebook page.

Pre-order Links:

 

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Smashwords

Barnes & Noble

iBooks

Kobo

Add it on Goodreads.

 

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Attention! Cover Reveal! TIMELESS by Crystal Collier

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Time is the enemy.

In 1771, Alexia had everything: the man of her dreams, reconciliation with her father, even a child on the way. But she was never meant to stay. It broke her heart, but Alexia heeded destiny and traveled five hundred years back to stop the Soulless from becoming.

In the thirteenth century, the Holy Roman Church has ordered the Knights Templar to exterminate the Passionate, her bloodline. As Alexia fights this new threat預long with an unfathomable evil, and her own heart葉he Soulless genesis nears. But none of her hard-won battles may matter if she dies in childbirth before completing her mission.

Can Alexia escape her own clock?

 

 

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The Cover says it all!  Write it into your calendar. Release Date: November 1, 2016.  I am excited. Congratulations, Crystal on an outstanding Cover.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

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Fiction Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life by Mike Klaassen

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It is a book you want to read and have on your bookshelf or your iPad or some other tablet as a study reference. Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life by Mike Klaassen is the summation of the most important steps used in writing. For the beginning writer, it answers questions, which can affect the way you write if you are opened to improving and expanding your skills. For the experienced writer who has already been published, it is a reminder of the processes needed to write good fiction when completing our final draft.

Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life helps you give your plot proper alignment in the right sequential order; it refines your writer’s voice, and it helps you define your world so the reader will hopefully keep turning the pages once he has invested in purchasing what you as a writer have written..

Klaassen thinks it is most beneficial when you read the entire book. For beginners, this is not a bad idea. For the more seasoned writer, selecting the mode needed that pertains to your particular problem is perhaps most feasible.

Either way, Fiction-Writing Modes: Eleven Essential Tools for Bringing Your Story to Life by Mike Klaassen should be a part of your writer’s tools, right next to Strunk & White’s, Element of Style.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Seismic Crimes by Chrys Fey, On Sale from September 9 until September 23rd. Don’t Miss Your Copy

img_0328Reading a good book is like drinking a glass of  vintage Chianti wine. You drink it sip by sip if it is wine and you read an excellent book page by page, turning with expectation at what will happen on the next page.

This happens when you are reading Seismic Crimes by Chrys Fey. It is an enjoyment you do not want to miss.

The e-book version of Seismic Crimes is on Sale starting today, and it goes up to the twenty-third of September. I didn’t wait until the sale. I have already purchased my copy and can highly recommend it to those of you who are looking for an intriguing Romantic Suspense Novel.

Date: September 09, 2016 12:00AM
Venue: Anywhere Ebooks are Sold!
Location: The United States
Description:

Seismic Crimes is Book 2 in the Disaster Crimes Series, but you don’t need to read Book 1 to understand the plot or know the characters.

Genre: Romantic-Suspense
Page Count: 282 pages

BLURB:

An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.

Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.

When a tip reveals the killer’s location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?

LINKS:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
Nook
Kobo
All Romance eBooks
The Wild Rose Press

Since I am living in Germany, I have checked Amazon’s German site and it is offered there for 0.99 cents also, although it is not listed in the links.  So, now is the time to purchase, Seismic Crimes, by Chrys Fey.

Have a good weekend, and Be safe.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

Naked Alliances up for Eversion Pre-Order and Paperback is Published

Hello Everyone,
This will be my first time reading a book by this author, but I am already fascinated by her book cover. Excellent!
Shalom aleichem,
Pat Garcia

S.K. Nicholls

As you may have noticed, I’ve been off social media for a while. There were too many things on my mind and loads of work to get done. I’m packing to go to Michigan to see my new grandbaby…my first born’s first born. Really excited about that.

We also have a book. Naked Alliances is now available in paperback only and the eversion is up for pre-order. Yay!!!

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Had to go this route this time. The publicist package we won at Sleuthfest came with a publicist who insists we have a book before she begins her marketing campaign. (I personally believe in a lot of pre-marketing, but she needed ARCs for reviewers and this is the only way to get them with CreateSpace.)

Mayglenn McCombs, the publicist, will be doing a blog tour, but I’d also like to set one up on my own. Anyone willing to help, let me…

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Check Out the Amazing 99 Cent Sale from Amazing Author Bette Stevens

Hello Everyone,

In February 2013, I read a most amazing book titled Amazing Matilda by Bette Stevens. Filled with daring and a dash of courage, Matilda encouraged me tremendously. Therefore, I am passing along a fabulous sale on the books from Bette Stevens.  She is an author that not only your children will love but you will enjoy reading also.

“Soup for the soul” It’s DOG BONE SOUP—a novel by Bette A. Stevens—ONLY 99¢ thru SEPT 3rd

DOG BONE SOUP—a poignant family drama and coming of age story by Maine author Bette A. Stevens—takes readers on an incredible journey into 1950s and 60s rural America.
DOG BONE SOUP, a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair
DOG BONE SOUP, a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair

WATERVILLE, Maine – Aug. 28, 2016 – PRLog — DOG BONE SOUP, a novel by Maine author Bette A. Stevens
99¢ eBook SALE
: Augut 28th–September 3rd

Take a step back in time to “The Good Old Days” with protagonist Shawn Daniels as he encounters the challenges and experiences the glories of growing up poor in an era when many families were living the American Dream.

“Shawn Daniels and his siblings shake off extreme poverty, hunger, a dilapidated homestead and a drunken father, to somehow embark upon an idyllic childhood. Bette A. Stevens has crafted a remarkable tale of hope and happiness in the face of despair.” —Charles Bray (Founder of the Indietribe, a body dedicated to supporting self-published authors)

BOOK SUMMARY

Shawn Daniels isn’t your typical American boomer boy. Shawn is a poor boy and his father is the town drunk. Shawn’s family has no indoor plumbing or running water, but they do have a TV. After all, Dad deserves the rewards of his labor. Meanwhile, Shawn and his brother Willie keep the firewood cut and stacked, haul in water for cooking and cleaning and do all that needs to be done around the ramshackle place they call home. But when chores are done, these resourceful kids set out on boundless adventures that don’t cost a dime.

On a bitter New England day in 1964, Shawn is on his way to boot camp to soak up the southern sun and strike out on a new adventure—in a place where he believes it’s possible to make his dreams come true. Find out where this Boomer’s been and where he’s going in DOG BONE SOUP.

DOG BONE SOUP, A Boomer’s Journey by Bette A. Stevens
Find out more about the author and purchase her books athttp://www.Amazon.com/author/betteastevens

AUTHOR BIO

Inspired by nature and human nature, author Bette A. Stevens is a retired elementary and middle school teacher, a wife, mother of two and grandmother of five. Stevens lives in Central Maine with her husband on their 37-acre farmstead where she enjoys reading, writing, gardening, walking and reveling in the beauty of nature. She advocates for children and families, for childhood literacy and for the conservation of monarch butterflies—an endangered species (and milkweed, the only plant that monarch caterpillars will eat).

Stevens is the author of AMAZING MATILDA, an award-winning picture book; The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, a home/school resource incorporating hands-on math and writing; and PURE TRASH, the short story prequel to her début novel, DOG BONE SOUP, a Boomer’s coming of age saga.

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           Bette A. Stevens, Maine author/illusrator

Shalom aleichem,
Pat Garcia August 13 2016
Pat Garcia

In Praise Of Lilith, Eve & The Serpent In The Garden Of Eden & Other Stories By Susan Scott

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I am reminded of the truism that real thinking embodies real feeling – and vice versa, i.e. that true feeling embodies true thinking and that thinking and feeling are not contradictory concepts or constructs as they may superficially seem. A quote from In Praise of Lilith by Susan Scott.

In Praise of Lilith, a book written by Susan Scott challenges us to confront certain philosophical and metaphysical events we relate to or have been taught. The non-fictional pieces are dissertations written in essay form that make us ponder and change.

I considered the essays, Dreams The Inner Way, The Dream, A Different Language: Symbolism, The Home of the Dream: The Unconscious, and The Well of the Unconscious to be some of the most detailed essays on dreaming that I have read. Scott has a way of simplifying hypotheses and facts so that even a laywoman like myself can understand them and begin to implement change, if I so choose to do so, in ways relevant to my situation.

In Praise of Lilith is also a book of exploration. It explores as its namesake says, the mythology of Adam having a wife before Eve, Lilith, therefore making Eve the second wife. Her argumentation is not presented as the final thought. It does not come across as preaching. It is a gentle, convincing look at a mythological myth to give us something to think about.

In Praise of Lilith, a well-crafted book of essays worth reading. Susan Scott has done an excellent job, and I highly recommend it.

In Praise of Lilith, by Susan Scott can be purchased at Amazon.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

99 cent Sale for . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso

Hello Everyone,

And the Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso is on sale from August 25 until August 31st.  I have read the book several times. It is a memoir that touches our soul and the spirit.

You’ll love Micki’s humorous style. She has a way with words that make you cry and laugh at the same time.

It has my highest recommendation. A book you don’t want to miss reading.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia August 13 2016

 

 

 

 

Pat Garcia

 

 

 

IMG_002399 cent Sale for . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang

. . . And the Whippoorwill Sang by Micki Peluso will be 99 cents on Kindle from August 25th–August31st PT It’s quite an lifetime adventure! Grab a copy today!  http://www.amazon.com/Whippoorwill-Sang-Micki-Peluso-ebook/dp/B007OWPBGK/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8



The elusive whippoorwill swoops down the mountains. 

Through night into dawn it’s song mourns summer’s loss–as I cry mine.   

    

     AND THE WHIPPOORWILL SANG, a 300 page memoir, opens with eloping teenagers, Micki and Butch, in a bizarre double wedding ceremony with Micki’s mother.  The couple share comical escapades, spanning decades. A terrible accident occurs in a placid valley nestled in the SusquehannaMountains. Micki narrates happier days while confronting an uncertain future. One of her six children is fighting for life in the hospital. The family embarks upon its unbearable journey to the other side of sorrow . . . 

    

And so  in the throes of grief, a writing career was born.

    

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Author, Micki Peluso

I published a short story of this memoir, resulting in  25 years of writing essays, commentary, and slice of life for two major newspapers, and staff writer for the Staten Island Register. I’ve published humor, horror and paranormal fiction in e-zines, print magazines, and contests and am currently writing a children’s story. “Don’t Pluck the Duck,” a collection of comedic essays, short fiction and non-fiction stories,will be released in late fall.

    Each day the lives of children are lost through alcohol and drug related deaths. Each of them was special to those who loved them–each deserves remembrance. This book was written for each of them.  

 

Cover Reveal: The Bowl and the Stone by Bish Denham

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Congratulations, Bish Denham. All the best.

I look forward to reading your book.

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia April 4 2016

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#RRBC Writers Conference & Book Expo

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