Thursday, January 30, 2014

Guest Post by Ellen Larson, author of 'In Retrospect'


In Retrospect

Former elite operative Merit Rafi suffered during her imprisonment at the end of a devastating war, but the ultimate torment is being forced to investigate a murder she would gladly have committed herself. The year is 3324. In the region once known as Turkey, the Rasakans have attacked the technologically superior Oku. The war is a stalemate until the Oku commander, General Zane, abruptly surrenders. Merit, a staunch member of the Oku resistance, fights on, but she and her comrades are soon captured. An uneasy peace ensues, but the Rasakans work secretly to gain control of the prized Oku time-travel technology. When Zane is murdered, the Rasakans exert their control over Merit, the last person on Earth capable of Forensic Retrospection. Merit, though reinstated to her old job by the despised Rasakans, knows she is only a puppet. If she refuses to travel back in time to identify Zane’s killer, her family and colleagues will pay the price. But giving in to Rasakan coercion means giving them unimaginable power. She has only three days to make this morally wrenching choice; three days to change history. As the preliminary investigation progresses, Merit uncovers evidence of a wider plot. How did the Rasakans defeat the technologically superior Oku? Why did the Oku surrender prematurely? How did the Rasakans discover her true identity? Merit realizes she will only find the answers by learning who killed the traitor, General Zane. In Retrospect is a good old-fashioned whodunit set in a compelling post-apocalyptic future.

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I wrote In Retrospect when I was living in a suburb of Cairo, Egypt. I had a job as a publications specialist for a USAID project on economic development—specifically, on agricultural development in the Middle East. Every day I would descend from my fourth floor flat in the leafy town of Maadi and be driven, along with my seven colleagues, north to Cairo and then across the Nile to the Agricultural Research Center in the district of Giza. As in Giza pyramids.

It was a lovely place to work. Modern brick and glass building surrounded by fifty hectares of test plots, a green and brown checkerboard of crops such as sorghum, rye, winter wheat, and the ever present faba bean. No Egyptian cotton, which turns out to be uneconomical to grow, as it occupies the land for two of Egypt’s three growing seasons, and is labor intensive.

Since almost every document produced by the section of NARP I worked in went across my desk, I learned a lot about the range capacity of the arid sheep pastures of the Sinai, rain-water collection systems on the Mediterranean coast, and the pros and cons of various grape trellis systems. I got to travel to the Delta, where most of Egypt’s farm land is located, and down along the Nile, where the rest of it is found in two narrow bands less than a mile wide on either side of the river.

In Retrospect is set in Turkey, a country I visited during my fifteen years in Egypt. And though the story depends upon the geography of Turkey (notably the famed Straits of Bosporus), the agricultural and pastoral detail, the Eucalyptus trees that grow along the river, and the references to the scent of jasmine in the night all come from my experiences in Egypt.


Thank you, Egypt. I miss you.

ABOUT ELLEN LARSON

Ellen Larson’s first story appeared in Yankee Magazine in 1971. She has sold stories to AHMM (Barry Award finalist) and Big Pulp and is the author of the NJ Mysteries, The Hatch and Brood of Time and Unfold the Evil, featuring a sleuthing reporter. Her current book is In Retrospect, a dystopian mystery (Carefully crafted whodunit -PW starred). Larson lived for seventeen years in Egypt, where she developed a love of different cultures. She is editor of the Poisoned Pencil, the YA mystery imprint. These days she lives in an off-grid cabin in upstate New York, enjoying the solitude. Visit her at http://www.inretrospectbook.com

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

My Whispers of Horror by Brine Books


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ABOUT MY WHISPERS OF HORROR

Women search for happiness no matter where they live. They want to build a life, family, career in order to insure a wholesome future. But in much of the world the patriarchal cultures women are born into simply nip at a woman's potential and brutally guards the slave-like position that women occupy. Women struggle as they are bought and sold as property. Their inheritance of an unequal and corrupt system that works against them. All while being enforced by domestic violence which women must deal with alone. These issues, and so much more, are addressed by the voices of real women in ex-USSR nations. We included anonymous letters that will touch and terrify you on a personal level, while learning what women still have to deal with today.


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ABOUT BRINE BOOKS PUBLISHING

We are an activist publishing company established as a partnership by a husband and wife in Ontario, Canada. The mission of this business is bring awareness for serious human rights issues around the world, while raising funds to expand our capabilities and to help fund non-profits and charities whose purpose is to better the world. Our main purpose as a company is to find ways to better the world. We feel that if we fail in this mission then we fail as a business, so we will not give up on our goal. The release of our books and the profits that we raise are meant for this very purpose.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Book Blast! A Conspiracy of Silence by Harry S. Goldsmith M.D.

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ABOUT A CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE

  A Conspiracy of SilenceTitle: A Conspiracy of Silence Genre: History Author: Harry Goldsmith, M.D. Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 289 Language: English ISBN - 978-0-59584-331-2 Harry S. Goldsmith takes a surprising and historical journey into the last days of one of America's most revered leaders in A Conspiracy of Silence: The Health and Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt. In his quest to find the truth behind FDR's death, Goldsmith sought to find FDR's medical records. Failing to uncover such documents, he stumbled across a secret memo. This document revealed that FDR was aware of his deteriorating physical condition and knew how it would impact the importance of Harry S. Truman's 1944 nomination for vice presidency. Goldsmith contends that the memo was directly tied to the political intrigue involving FDR's last year of life. The Health and Death of Franklin D. Roosevelt also contains a host of new information regarding FDR and gives further evidence that he was well aware of the impending attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor in 1941.

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ABOUT HARRY S. GOLDSMITH, M.D.

Dr. Goldsmith has been a professor of surgery for 35 years and a student of medical history throughout his life. He has invented several surgical procedures including an operation to treat Alzheimer?s disease and a procedure to treat acute spinal cord injuries. He is an author of 227 papers or book chapters, has edited three surgical texts, and has received honorary degrees from two Chinese universities. He is a surgeon, worldwide lecturer, and advisor on the application of his surgical procedures.
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Monday, January 20, 2014

Book Blast! The Balkan Photo by Kenny Ferguson - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

ABOUT THE BALKAN PHOTO

9781475994964_COVER_V2.inddTitle: The Balkan Photo Genre: General Fiction Author: Kenny Ferguson Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 184 Language: English ISBN - 978-1-47599-495-7 In the summer of 1987 in Romania, Coronel Nicolae Mollica has just murdered the communist party treasurer. He has no fear of being caught—until he notices tourist Maria O’Sullivan taking pictures that may include him. Photographs are retrieved … but not all of them. The vacationing O’Sullivan family has now become embroiled in a matter of national security. Now, the O’Sullivans and twenty-four other Americans on a tour bus are in great danger. They find themselves accused of murder and trapped behind the Iron Curtain. Tour guide Peter Korzo has run up against Mollica before; he knows what the man is capable of, but he is willing to risk his life to escape with his new American friends. Mollica will stop at nothing, however, in order to remain in power. His indiscretion cannot be revealed, so with the help of the Romanian Secret Police and a nation of informants, he hunts the O’Sullivan family. He must have the photo but now he also wants Maria. He lies when he offers her safety and freedom for her family in exchange for a night of sex, Will she accept his offer?

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ABOUT KENNY FERGUSON

Kenny Ferguson grew up in the Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea areas of New York City, where he served as a sergeant in the NYPD. He is an air force veteran who now works as a director of security. He and his wife, Marie, live in Metuchen, New Jersey.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Faith and John by LaVonne J. Helmer - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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Faith and JohnTitle: Faith and John Genre: Historical Fiction Author: LaVonne J. Helmer Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 172 Language: English ISBN - 978-1-45025-045-0 Set in the Dakota Territory in the 1800s, John and Faith meet, fall in love, and begin to plan their lives together. For Faith, planning her wedding becomes such a joy in her life; she is so excited that her sisters will be her bridesmaids. When John suggests that they have their wedding in his restaurant, Faith knows that it will be the most perfect day! As they settle into married life, both Faith and John realize how lucky they are to have found each other; they feel that their lives are blessed. Dancing and parties are part of the lighter part of their lives, but church plays an important part, too. The threat of flu threatens their idyllic times—and then one day, Faith discovers that life has a way of changing our plans. Faith and John inspires with their character, their kindness, and the dedication to their burgeoning community. Their story and that of the other pioneers of the prairies of South Dakota will provide of glimpse of times gone by.

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ABOUT LAVONNE J. HELMER

LaVonne J. Helmer is a native of South Dakota and grew up on a prosperous farm. She taught school before she was married and again when her children were older. Her four children and their families are the joy of her life. She is proud of them and their accomplishments.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Book Blast! From Adam to Omega by A.R. Roberts - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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9781475905045_COVER.inddTitle: From Adam to Omega Genre: UFO Phenomenon Author: A.R. Roberts Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 522 Language: English ISBN - 978-1-47590-505-2 Extraterrestrial life has been a philosophical issue that has not been high on the priority list for scientific study. Since the UFO issue revolves around possible alien visitors, however, it is essential to determine if extraterrestrial life could exist and, if so, whether it could visit our world. In From Adam to Omega, author A. R. Roberts provides a comprehensive compendium of UFO phenomena, followed by his interpretations of how those phenomena relate to religious and historical texts. Roberts provides a commonsense approach and a logical evaluation of the most credible evidence available—evidence compiled by reliable researchers and investigators. He examines a plethora of questions: • Are UFOs real? • Were extraterrestrials involved with ancient civilizations? • Are aliens abducting people and performing strange tests and examinations? • Does the Bible reveal evidence of extraterrestrial visitation? • Did the US Air Force really retrieve crashed UFOs and alien bodies? • Are the military, the government, and NASA hiding the truth? • Is there evidence of an alien agenda? From Adam to Omega presents thought-provoking and interesting information as it examines the evidence to determine what is fact and what is fiction. Roberts offers a unique perspective on the UFO mystery.

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ABOUT A.R. ROBERTS

A. R. Roberts was a musician in the 1960’s and traveled the country with different groups, one of which appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show in December, 1964. He later worked in the hotel industry before opening a photography studio. He became interested in UFO phenomena in 1954 while serving as a volunteer in the Ground Observer Corps. Roberts is now semi-retired and lives in Florida.

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ABOUT IT'S ABOUT TIME

Title: It's About Time
Genre: Science
Author: Alex Duthie, PEng
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 156
Language: English
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It’s About Time presents an introduction to theoretical physics as well as challenges to some of the concepts put forward by theoretical physicists of our time. These scientists have presented such concepts in countless public lectures, highlights of which are compiled here along with a variety of historical data, such as the history of earth time. Also included are short biographies of physicists who have contributed significantly to our knowledge base.

 To help foster understanding of the related astronomical matters, It’s About Time includes technical information relating to Newton and Kepler’s laws. Technical discussions are appended to the end of each relevant chapter. Furthermore, it offers a credible and significant challenge to Einstein’s theories and to the current thinking on time dilation.

 Finally, the study outlines some procedural guidelines for young physicists and suggests how academic institutions can become custodians of a central depository of reference data, facilitating future physicists into more efficient and fruitful endeavors.

This study offers no challenge to mathematics, which is a pure and exact science. When a physicist is able to have the mathematics represent natural phenomena, then mathematics becomes a necessary tool for our simplified understanding of nature. Eventually all of nature will be reduced to mathematical terms. The challenge presented here is to theoretical mathematics with no proven relationship to natural phenomena.

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ABOUT ALEX DUTHIE, PEng

Alex Duthie, PEng, has worked for fifty years as a mechanical engineer in the automotive, aircraft, nuclear, and entertainment industries; his passion has consistently been the examination of how things work. He and his first wife of fifty-four years had four children. He has re-married and now lives in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada.

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Title: Traveling Business Class
Genre: Travel
Author: Randall L. Erickson, PhD
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Pages: 230
Language: English
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 In this unusual memoir and travelogue, a longtime employee of 3M climbs up the corporate ladder and starts traveling the world—for free. Author Randall L. Erickson, PhD, recalls his adventures of traveling throughout the world. His looks back on being named an honorary member of the House of Lords, meeting the pope one Easter Sunday in Rome, and touring the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Those stories are just the beginning; he also shares the hilarious tales of how he pretended to be a male prostitute in Madrid and how he was saved from a Chinese prison because he smoked cigarettes. He also provides practical guidance, such as how to find a western toilet in Japan, how to dry your underwear when your luggage doesn’t arrive, and tips on experimenting with new foods. Erickson had such a variety of experiences while traveling on business that his wife dubbed him “the Forrest Gump of 3M.” After hearing about his adventures, there’s no doubt that you’ll agree with her; get some practical advice for having fun while abroad in Traveling Business Class.

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ABOUT RANDALL L. ERICKSON PhD

Randall L. Erickson, PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and his doctorate in physical chemistry in 1965 from North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota. He retired from 3M after thirty-three years and currently lives with his wife, Nancy, in North Oaks, Minnesota. He still enjoys traveling, but now he has to pay for it himself.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Book Blast! Seasons of Poetry by Ken Ollis - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

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ABOUT SEASONS OF POETRY

0595279066.qxdTitle: Seasons of Poetry Genre: Poetry Author: Ken Ollis Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 108 Language: English ISBN - 978-0-59527-906-7 A book of verse so plain and clear To ease the mind and please the ear. So easy to read, no burdensome lines. No lingering stories of trouble times. This poetry is written in a style different from any I have seen before. Each poem is distinctly different from others within the book. Collectively they are entirely different from any book of poetry it has been my pleasure to read. I believe the poems contained in this book will be of interest to anyone regardless of their station or status in life. This is beautiful poetry that is sad at times, passionate and inspiring at others. The reader can expect to be transported away to different times and places.

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ABOUT KEN OLLIS

My roots are here in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina. After leaving for many years I returned to live again among natures beauty and lovely people. My wife and I live in a log cabin on a mountain named Gingercake. We raised two sons and have three grandchildren.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Book Blast! Immortal Touch by Ethan Peasley - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



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Title: Immortal Touch
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Author: Ethan Peasley
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 180
Language: English
ISBN - 978-1-46207-356-6

  Asael was once a man. Now he drinks blood merely to stay alive. Once a strong warrior who failed miserably in a mission and subsequently killed his evil master, Asael is now haunted by his memories. Others of his kind surround him—Mordecai with his gentle nature, Nafretiti with her passionate spirit, and Cain with his ancient wisdom. But when their resting place is attacked and their coven left broken, together they stand on the cusp of death, prepared to change the face of humanity forever. From the pristine society of Rome to the filth-ridden dystopia of modern times, dark-hearted friends Asael and Mordecai have always tortured or cured the frail society of humans at their disposal. But while Mordecai seems to becoming more human, Asael fears he is becoming more cold and methodical. As centuries pass, empires crumble, tyrants rise and fall, and humanity falls into poverty and decay—all thanks to an evil aristocrat. When Asael decides to hunt down this blue-blooded tyrant, he soon discovers that sometimes all is not what it seems. Immortal Touch follows an ancient vampire’s journey through a shadowy life filled with blood, death, and dark sympathy for the humans he encounters.

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ABOUT ETHAN PEASLEY

Ethan Peasley has always enjoyed reading vampire novels and fairy tales that feature supernatural predators. He began writing fiction in high school and since then has written for a variety of publications. He currently lives in New Hampshire, where he works and is preparing to attend college.

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Book Blast! The Diabetes Slayer's Handbook by Alan D. Raguso - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


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Alan D. Raguso has developed diabetes-reversal techniques that have helped him and others. He is a member of a hospital advisory committee for diabetes education for a local nonprofit organization that provides wellness education for prediabetics and type 2 diabetics. Raguso lives in Washington State.

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Title: The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook

Genre: Health and Fitness Book

Author: Alan D. Raguso

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Just over eleven years ago, author Alan D. Raguso was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. He spent ten years battling raging A1Cs and ever-worsening blood-glucose readings; two and a half years ago, he started developing the beginning stages of retinal problems. That’s when Raguso decided to get serious about his health and resolved to find a way to beat diabetes.

In The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook, he narrates his journey with the disease and presents a nonsurgical, nonprescription-drug intervention program that he discovered through his research and study of nutrition. He provides an understanding of the basics of prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, excess weight, sugar and carbohydrates, and metabolism, and he outlines diabetes-reversal techniques using everyday healthy foods combined with easy low-impact exercise.

The Diabetes Slayer’s Handbook dissects the components of diabetes and offers a game plan for attacking the disease to help diabetes sufferers get a handle on their health and their life.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Book Blast! Flights of Fancy by Bernadette Bland - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

ABOUT FLIGHTS OF FANCY

    Title: Flight of Fancy Genre: Poetry/Prose/Short Story Author: Bernadette Bland Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 64 Language: English ISBN - 978-1-45028-453-0 Life is filled with emotional highs and lows. Riding the wave of this experience is part of living, but for poet Bernadette Bland, dreaming was even more important. No matter the attitude, mood, or circumstance, Ms. Bland has always believed in the beauty of life. Never to be deterred from her heart’s desire, she has ridden her own life wave with an eye to her dreams and an eye to the beauty of nature. In her new poetry collection, Flights of Fancy, Ms. Bland shares her imagery with the outside world. She delves into the lavish splendor of nature in “Drifting Grace: God’s Art Show.” She peers behind the protective mask of a weeping clown in “Behind the Mask.” She recalls watching her mother slowly grow old in the poignant “Mama.” In all her words, she reveals her deepest yearnings and fears with selfless honesty. Flights of Fancy is an example of an imagination set free. Ms. Bland fills her poetry with wonder and will leave you longing to step out into the sun. She is not afraid to depict the sometimes traumatic rollercoaster of life; yet she encourages us to move on, move up, and not look back. Within every word, she calls to the reader, challenging each one of us to never stop dreaming!

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ABOUT BERNADETTE BLAND

Bernadette Bland was born in Westerly, Rhode Island. A news reporter and photographer for many years, her poetry has been published by the National Library of Poetry, the Amherst Society, and the Iliad Press, among others. Ms. Bland lives with her husband in the Capital District of upstate New York.

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Book Blast! To Kill for His Queen by Carolina West - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card



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Title: To Kill For His Queen
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Author: Carolina West
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 216
Language: English
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Living in the world of werewolves, vampires, and dark magic can have a certain effect on a child, especially when that child is Hassen Mason, who seems destined to bring ruin to those he loves. Hassen was abandoned as a child and was immersed in the world of magic by the strange creatures that raised him. His lineage was a mystery, but no mystery buried in the past can stay buried for long—especially when that mystery is strong enough to span centuries. An accident leaves Hassen without memories, and he must find a way to remember who he was and what his life meant to him before his past creeps up and kills him. He encounters evils worse than abandonment—vengeful demons and walking dead. Somehow, Hassen’s family was involved in this dark underworld. Now he has to fight his own internal battle: Is he a good guy or one of the villains? Then he meets Carissa—a woman he suspects he knew before he lost his memory. She has had a similarly troubled past, and although the two of them are from different worlds, they find a common bond that even dark spirits cannot break. Will Hassen’s good side be strong enough to battle the side that longs to be bad? Will Carissa’s love keep him sane, or will the truth about his family finally cast him into the endless abyss of insanity?

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ABOUT CAROLINA WEST

Carolina West is a high school student living with her mother and younger sister in Arizona. She has been writing since she was fourteen years old. This is her first book.

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ABOUT REQUIEM FOR DOCTOR EDWARD BROWNE

   
Title: Reqiuem for Doctor Edward Browne
Genre: General Fiction
Author: Richard Dean Smith
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 580
Language: English
ISBN - 978-1-44013-771-6

When Dr. Browne’s partner retires, his practice is taken over by Dr. Forbes Q. Hazzig, who becomes a zealot for a ‘managed care revolution’ of ‘marketplace medicine.’ Browne and his associate Dr. Kennes receive irrational, discordant information from healthcare experts, consultants and economists. Browne learns that rhetoric of a mass movement must be as erroneous as possible promising a vague, glorious future. Hazzig grows immensely rich and gains enormous power relying on intimidation and coercion. Joanna Browne’s exhibition of J.M.W. Turner becomes a thrilling success, yet Hazzig’s wife succeeds in eliminating Joanna’s position at East Valley Museum of Art. Joanna must accept a position at a distant university; her absence devastates Browne. Browne and Kennes discover managed care was based on a Washington bureau hoax, the ‘health maintenance strategy’ of 1973: an irrational mass movement, a mass hysteria. Hazzig plots to humiliate and ruin the two doctors; each threat goes awry. Hazzig is discredited; his illusory wealth collapses. Reunited with Joanna, Dr. Browne receives a disturbing invitation to return to East Valley to be recognized with Dr. Kennes for their efforts to expose the folly of managed care. Browne is reluctant to relive his lonely, troubled, distressed past.

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ABOUT RICHARD DEAN SMITH

Richard Dean Smith 48 words The author received medical education at Kansas University Medical Center and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He is presently Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Services, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California. Dr. Smith lives and practices where managed care had its beginning and its most rapid growth.

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ABOUT HIGH PRESSURE THE EXECUTIONER

Title: High Pressure The Executioner Genre: Fantasy Author: Robert Davis Publisher: iUniverse Pages: 420 Language: English ISBN - 978-1-47595-632-0 In central Africa, all seems well in the House of Ra, until a top Warlord finds his three daughters beheaded. Queen Ramala and three of her children have barely escaped a kidnapping by Warlords who believe the cunning Queen is the murderer. The Queen’s cousin, Tara, has not been so lucky. Kidnapped by Warlords, her life now hangs in the balance. But all is not lost as the Queen’s six children and their cousin prepare to spring into action. La, Dan, Shaya, Don, Ram, Danaaa, and Yin have just transformed into the Hammer-Axe Six. Danaaa, a child prodigy and the youngest of the six children, takes her inherited fighting skills to outstanding levels. Danaaa is not exactly street-smart, but she is an expert at protocol. Because of her uncanny ability to swing an ax with lightning-fast accuracy, Danaaa becomes known as High Pressure Executioner—and it is not long before her siblings take advantage of her skills in order to gain power. In this fantasy novel, as the Hammer-Axe Six begin their quest to find Tara and seek retribution for the murders, Danaaa embarks on a dangerous path that leads to the realization that sometimes even her trusty ax cannot save her from evil.

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ABOUT ROBERT DAVIS

Robert Davis loves to create unique and interesting family stories. He is the author of The Butcher, The House of Ra, The Hammer-Axe Six, and The Number One Princess. Robert currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio, where he enjoys local and state parks.

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Book Blast! Dichotomy by W.C. Wampler - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



ABOUT DICHOTOMY: A BOOK OF POEMS AND SONG LYRICS

   
Title: Dichotomy: A Book of Poems and Song Lyrics
Genre: Poetry
Author: W.C. Wampler
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 112
Language: English
ISBN - 978-0-59544-606-3

Light poetic verse and song lyrics touching the authors search for adventure and balance.

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ABOUT W.C. WAMPLER

My compositions are oratories on my principles and philosophies. I reduce the frills, reveal some belief, and expose them to reality. I commit to memory all that I can, to unite mind, body, and heart. Think to be timeless. Stand and deliver. It?s a performance approach to my art.

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Title: Illumination of My Soul
Genre: Body/Mind/Spirit
Author: M.J. Chapman
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Pages: 58
Language: English
ISBN - 978-1-47729-911-1

  “The Illumination of My Soul” illustrates personal experiences with spirits, fiends, higher guides, spirituality and God. The basis of this book is to not only explain personal revelation but to hopefully give credence to those who have shared similar experiences.

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ABOUT M.J. CHAPMAN

M.J. Chapman was born and raised in southeast Michigan. She is happily married to her second husband and shares with her first, a beautiful daughter. Ms. Chapman studied English Literature and was Editor of her college newspaper. After years of writing poetry and short stories, she decided to throw caution to the wind and share her personal experiences with readers across the board.

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