Book Blitz: The Fate Book: The Emperor’s Tomb by Peter Van Minnen

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BOOK_COVER_FOR_THE_FATE_BOOKTitle: The Fate Book: The Emperor’s Tomb

Author: Peter Van Minnen

Release Date: 27 November 2014

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If you like fantasy this is certainly the book for you!

Join the intrepid and eccentric explorers, Professors Clarence and Wadji, who will take you on a nail-biting journey through a number of ancient sacred sites around the world, using the mysterious Fatbe Book to guide them.

Theyare joined by Professor Clarence’s niece and nephew Jess and Josh, who has intuitive abilities tio rival the Fate Book’s.

The Fate Book: The Emperor’s Tomb will take you on a roller coaster ride, from Egypt to Peru, then on to Guatemala and the Himalayas, and finally to the Emperor’s Tomb in China, where the professors face one of their most perilous challenges ever.

This is a blockbuster of a book which doesn’t finish at the end.

Read it if you dare!

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MarieStone7080South African-born Peter Van Minnen has been a writer for many years, having also worked for some time as an architect and an actor. Writing is his first love. Having lived deep within the mysterious world of The Fate Book, with all of its characters and quirks, he has returned to it and is now halfway through writing a sequel. Peter lives in Surrey with his wonderful, magical wife and two wonderful, magical cats called Tiggy and Jasper, who forage for elastic bands – which are far more useful than mice…

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[Book Blitz] Shadow of Tenkai-Bo by Warren Chaney & Sho Kosugi (Yin-Yang Code Book #2)

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Title: Shadow of Tenkai-Bo

Author: Warren Chaney & Sho Kosugi

Series: Yin-Yang Code Book #2

Release Date: 13 November 2017

Summary:

To save those he loves, a young Japanese orphan must solve a centuries-old puzzle that holds the secret to untold wealth and power before a mysterious evil uses it to control the world.

“Yin-Yang Code: The Shadow of the Tenkai-Bo captures all the action of ninja master Sho Kosugi in novel form. Code breaking, murder investigations and secret identities abound in this energetic and international tale by Warren Chaney and Sho Kosugi. Once you’re on this fun rollercoaster of a ride, you won’t want to get off.” –Naomi Hirahara, Edgar award-winning mystery author

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About Warren

71gez1YmftL_SY200_Warren Herbert Chaney, Ph.D. is an American author, filmmaker, artist, behavioral scientist, executive and a pioneer in early television. In a career spanning four decades, Chaney wrote twenty-six books, seventeen screenplays, nine theatrical dramas, and 250 professional and nonprofessional magazine and journal articles. He wrote nine songs used in feature films and eight for theatrical productions. From 1978 to 1994, he wrote entries for Collier’s Encyclopedia. Chaney produced ten motion pictures, wrote fourteen and directed nine. He is best known for his films “America: A Call to Greatness”, starring Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, and Peter Graves; “Behind the Mask”, starring Roy Alan Wilson and Deborah Winters; “Aloha Summer”, starring Chris Makepeace, Don Michael Paul and Tia Carrere, and the pioneering 60s network television series, “Magic Mansion”. As a writer, he is best known for his “Space Patrol Chronicles” trilogy.
Chaney has provided art and illustration for many publications including 5 novels. His artwork and sculpture is on display in England and in the United States. His art-sculpture, “Sherlock Holmes”, resides with the Sherlock Holmes Society of London but has been on traveling display as part of the “Sherlock Holmes Art Exhibit”, in the United States.
During a lengthy business and academic career, Chaney established the first University Health Services Administration program for the state of Texas, served on multiple boards of directors and advisory boards of public companies and is considered a leader in the field of self-directed neuroplastic development of cognitive functions.
Chaney’s film and television work won awards at the New York Film Festival, Houston World Fest and an Emmy for the production opening of his Y2K – World in Crisis miniseries. He won best-director, producer, and screenplay awards at the CineCon, Critics’ Choice, and American Cinema Awards. Chaney retired from film and television in 1975 and served as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) for the Mind Technologies Institute until the company sold in December 2012. He now writes full time.

About Sho Kosugi

sho_kosugiEasily the best known actor/martial artist during the 1980s ninja cinema craze, Kosugi was a proficient martial artist & skilled weapons performer which was highlighted in his several starring roles.

Kosugi grew up as the youngest child and only son of a Tokyo fisherman, and began his martial arts training at the age of five studying karate at a local dojo. Sho expanded upon his martial arts studies, also learning judo & kendo, and by his 18th birthday he had achieved the status of All Japan Karate Champion. Intent on entering the world of international finance, Sho left Japan at only 19 years old to study and reside in Los Angeles, USA where he achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, yet he also remained focused on constantly improving his martial arts skills. Throughout the early 1970s, Sho competed in hundred’s of martial arts tournaments & demonstrations including winning the L.A. Open in 1972, 1973 & 1974. In addition, he also met a young Chinese woman named Shook, who was eventually to become his wife and mother of his children, plus Sho had his first foray into the cinema with part’s in a minor Taiwanese film titled “The Killers”, and then in a Korean production, shot in Los Angeles known as “The Stranger From Korea”.

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Author: Warren Chaney & Sho Kosugi

Series: Yin-Yang Code Book #1

Release Date: 27 August 2017

Summary:

Against his grandfather’s wishes, an orphaned Japanese student at UCLA returns to his home country following the tragic loss of his close friend and university professor, only to discover a malevolent force that aims to take away everything he has left … and more.

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Book Review: Chubby Wubbles by M.J. Abrams

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Title: Chubby Wubbles: A Ferret’s Tale

Author: M.J. Abrams

Release Date: 29 December 2011

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A delightful story about the adventures of a young man and a mischievous ferret awaits in Chubby Wubbles!

This vibrant picture book tells a compelling story about the bond that develops between them. As the story unfolds, their loneliness leads to a fateful meeting and a growing friendship. Together they embark on an exciting journey that progresses with lots of humor, fun, and unexpected drama along the way. Chubby Wubbles will warm the hearts of children everywhere!

There are lessons to be learned, and this is a story that will teach valuable lessons about trust and friendship.

Anyone who owns a ferret can relate to this book. It gives insight into a ferret’s personality, and why they make such wonderful pets.

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After being an observer and non-pet owner, I was thrown into the mix because my son was leaving and I couldn’t bear the thought of him having to give up his pet ferret to someone else. Since I’ve grown so attached to this lovable critter, I agreed to take care of him while he was away. Because of the many experiences my son has had with this adorably sweet animal, I decided to write a children’s book based on a true story about their adventures and misadventures.

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Book Blitz: Scarlet Flow by Elizabeth Clayton

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Author: Elizabeth Clayton

Release Date: 26 October 2012

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The small volume of verse, Scarlet Flow, is a selected record of one decade of the author’s thoughts, which celebrates the value of beauty, perceived, whether in painful or more pleasant circumstances, of the past but also that in the moment, spontaneously; these two portions of our lives are seen to flow into each other, giving the wisdoms necessary for the sustenance of a healthy self. No perceptive experience is too small or grand, neither positive or too negative to be included into what becomes a cathartic record as much as a worded picture, illustrated, of the feast of life: the past is, because it was, and the moment is a celebratory journey in itself. Therefore, a memory of the childish pleasantry of playing marbles with brothers or catching back the residual beauty of a past relationship allows the flow of one’s life to become a record and a release toward a good peace.

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Book Blitz: 3 Sprites and a Bed by Sandra C Addis

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CoverTitle: 3 Sprites and a Bed

Author: Sandra C Addis

Release Date: 22 May 2015

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This fairy tale is about Emily who discovers that the three Sprites dance, fly, talk, sing, and play. This discovery occurs at Castle Antiques. The three musical Sprites are detachable wooden carvings in niches of the bed’s headboard.

A spell has been placed on the Sprites by Aqua Woman from another planet and galaxy. Once someone discovers the secret of the Sprites’ bed, this person must own the bed a year from that date. Otherwise, the 3 Sprites become solid wood forever.

Emily becomes the person who must help the three Sprites. She cannot tell anyone about the dilemma. Complications arise, so the task of owning a $3,000 bed is a huge problem for Emily, since she is only fifteen years old.

Aqua woman eventually gives the three Sprites another option to cancel the spell.

They must name the planet she is from. Aqua Woman chants a few lines of nonsense in whispers. After many months of anguish and worry, there is a happy ending.

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Sandra C. Addis is a widow, mother, and gran. Sandra retired from teaching elementary school after thirty-three years. She loves dramatics and has done much in this field. Sandra enjoys the beach, reading, writing, and traveling. God and her family are most important in her life. Sandra lives in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, with her adorable Cockapoo, Molly.

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Book Blitz: Dear Mom and Dad: You Don’t Know Me, But… by Georgia Lee McGowen

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Author: Georgia Lee McGowen 

Release Date: 3 July 2012

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Much has been written both about and by people who feel they were assigned the wrong body at conception, exploring the struggles and too often the tragedies that result from that mismatch of nature. Very little has been written, however, to chronicle the lifelong struggle of people to understand and come to terms with two distinct sets of emotions, one male and one female – a single soul, at times divided, at times united, by two clearly identifiable spirits.

Dear Mom and Dad: You Don’t Know Me, But … traces the life of George through the eyes of Georgia, the female half of their soul, from early childhood in the post war Texas oil fields through the innocence of his early school years in northeastern Oklahoma. With the onset of puberty, Georgia watches the omnipresent feeling of not being normal cast a destructive pall over nearly everything George attempts. After the collapse of his lifelong dream, George begins again with hopes, new dreams and the love they’ve both longed for. Georgia finally emerges, but understanding her part in their soul comes slowly and is complicated by a tragedy of profound proportion.

Dear Mom and Dad considers the ultimate understanding of God’s will for both George and Georgia and its unusual conclusion, sharing a story of struggle and self-acceptance.

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Georgia McGowen spent thirty years in George’s subconscious while they both struggled to understand the meaning of their dual nature and another twenty-five years learning to live with their distinct differences. They are retired together as Georgia in Mesa, AZ

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Book Blitz: The Tale of Tumeleng by Ryke Leigh Douglas

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CoverTitle: The Tale of Tumeleng

Author: Ryke Leigh Douglas

Release Date: 18 July 2014

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“Will the baby elephant, Tumeleng listen to the warnings of her parents, Ayanna and Jabari?
Or will her curious nature lead her into unexpected and dangerous situations?”

~ About Author ~

Author, Ryke Leigh Douglas is a veteran educator devoted to helping children discover the joy of reading and the magic of books. She holds an M.A. as a reading specialist from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. Ms. Douglas strives to provide parents and teachers with entertaining stories that lend themselves to nurturing positive attitudes, good character traits, and creative thinking. When she isn’t writing Ms. Douglas enjoys visiting schools, museums, libraries and early learning centers to share her stories and encourage children to develop their own writing skills with a program she developed entitled The Writer’s Tool Box.

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Addictarium by Nicole D’Settemi

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CoverTitle: Addictarium

Author: Nicole D’Settemi

Release Date: 1 September 2016

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Drugs. Sex. Detox. Art. Recovery. Prostitution. Music. Street life. Poetry. Toxic love. And, those are just on the surface. The layers and complexities of Addictarium will shock and enthrall you…

When wild-child, and south Florida escapee, Danielle Martino finds herself curled in a ball on the cold tile floors of her filthy rank bathroom in the tiny studio she rents with her fiancé and partner-in-crime, she knows it’s time to quit abusing heroin. Severely impaired from shooting a bad batch of black tar heroin, and already partially blind from the infection that the muddy poison has caused, she is forced to hitch a greyhound bus to New York City, and to abandon her care-free, American-bohemian, drug infested life-style.
Hailed everywhere as a beautiful, unique, honest, raw and poetic account of recovery, Addictarium takes readers on a compelling journey through the life and eyes of the narrator; a creative, nomadic, deep–but, incidentally broken–young woman, and underlines the contributing factors to what it’s really like to suffer from addiction. With magnificent candor–and sometimes emotionally crippling descriptions–we witness Danielle’s fight towards recovery from more than just heroin, as Addictarium brings the readers on a fascinating and harrowing, brutal tale of a young women’s recovery from total and mass self-destruction.
–Addictarium highlights in the starkest of lights, why it is so difficult for addicts to receive the recovery they seek, when they finally do decide to put the drug down.

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Author Nicole D’Settēmi is a 33 year old writer, currently living in upstate New York. She has lived in five regions nationally, including South Florida and New York City. She has always been a self-described “poetic, nomadic, creative soul,” and is an enthusiast of a variety of artistic mediums, but considers writing her number one form of art, and feels everything else is just an extension of that passion and creative outlet.
Nicole was raised in Niagara Falls, a tiny town bordering Canada, and can remember being as young as six, when writing her first lyrical, and philosophical poems. She also points out being selected at 6, for the “Young Authors Club,” which was a city-wide project.
Nicole won two city-wide essay contests between the ages 9-11, which was when she received her first typewriter and then she started a fan-club and newsletter for her childhood hero, as well as penning letters to over 30 pen-pals internationally.
Though Nicole (who was an honor student) rebelled by 15, and was incidentally expelled from school, she still wrote habitually. She once showed her “alternative-school” teacher a poem titled: “That’s Life,” which she penned at 14. He was so impressed with the piece; he had it faxed to every school in the city.
At 16 Nicole was uprooted from her small town and moved to Boca Raton, where she felt displaced and started to deal with depression. Hereditarily, mental illness and substance abuse ran rapid in her family tree, and by 20 she experimented with a plethora of chemical substances. By 23, she became addicted to shooting heroin, and was engaged to her co-conspirator and partner-in-crime. She attended an art school for photo journalism, but withdrew half-way through the year, due to a devastating addiction to injecting various drugs.
Addictarium was written while she spent two years in a therapeutic community for seriously addicted, and mentally ill, patrons. The author outlines her experiences, including the tale of losing her eyesight due to shooting a poisoned bag of heroin, which is when she was forced to hitch a greyhound bus from South Florida to Manhattan, and after several weeks of surgeries, was admitted to Daytop Village for long-term treatment, and drug addiction recovery. The book outlines many of the experiences

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Book Tour: Love Magic by Lilith Dorsey

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Title: Love Magic: Over 250 Spells and Potions for Getting it, Keeping it and Making it Last

Author: Lilith Dorsey

Release Date: 1 December 2016

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This is really “the big little book of love magic.” Magical maven Lilith Dorsey has packed into this fun, informative, and practical book over 250 spells, potions, rituals, and recipes devoted to all facets of love and sex.

Based on years of magical experience and prodigious research, this book includes sections on such topics as self-love, marriage, fertility, erotic adventures, the ethics of love magic and more. The spells are drawn from a wide diversity of magical traditions and focus on equally diverse situations. There are spells for finding love, keeping love, and healing yourself so that you are ready for love. The book also includes rituals for invoking goddesses of love. Lilith Dorsey considers and discusses all facets of the romantic experience.

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Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many different magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I., New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria, Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.

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Title: Affliction 

Author: Marilee Brothers

Series: Soul Seeker #1

Release Date: 29 February 2016

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

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Twenty-two year old Honor Melanie (Mel) Sullivan has an affliction. Due to childhood trauma and inappropriate social behavior, she is diagnosed with Aspergers, a form of autism. But, Mel knows Aspergers is not her true affliction. She prefers not to gaze into a person’s eyes because she is a soul reader, and what she sees can be frightening. It can also get Mel into trouble.

After a brush with the law, Mel leaves her family home in Southern California and travels to Oregon where she meets Harley-Davidson riding William McCarty (Billy the Kid) and stumbles upon a human trafficking/baby-selling scheme involving a foreign girl from Kazakhstan and others. Even though Mel’s life is in danger, she won’t stop until she finds the answers that will help those unable to help themselves.

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His cheek scrapes across mine, his mouth just inches from my lips.

“Look at me, Minnie,” he whispers. “Tell me what you see.”

I lift my gaze and stare into his eyes, fully expecting to see my own face, possibly streaked with bits of sticky syrup and framed with flattened helmet hair. Nothing scary. Just something I’d rather not experience right now. But someone changed the channel.

My breath hitches in my chest. “Fire,” I say. “I see a smoldering fire.”

Billy’s mouth grazes my cheek. “Smoldering, huh? Let’s make it burn hotter.”

His lips touch mine, tentative at first, until I wrap my arms around his neck and try to climb inside his skin. He deepens the kiss, his silky tongue slipping into my mouth. I’m transported to another place. My world consists of all things tactile. The sound of our breathing. The smell of his leather jacket. The warmth of his body against mine. The softness of his lips. The heat spiraling through my body like wildfire. More. I want more.

I’m brought back to earth by the sound of a honking horn and a raucous shout, “Hey, you two, get a room!”

Embarrassed, I push away from Billy and stare at the ground, trying to get my breathing under control. Billy grabs my hand and kisses the back of it like an errant knight wooing a fair maiden. This strikes me as hilarious and I snort laugh. Also embarrassing.

Billy releases my hand and tilts my chin back. “I’m not leaving until you look at me one more time. I promise you, it’s safe.”

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Are you ready for something unique? I both enjoyed and ddn’t the book. it was hard to start and get into it, but after chapter 3 or 4 i couldn’t put it down. it is a clever blend of mystery, romance and an aspect of supernatural for a good measure. Mel is an ineterstting character to read about. She’s a bit of a “hero” material with her attitude to fix the world.

 

Truth be told, i was waiting for more supernatural. the plot and the blurb: “Lie to a soul seeker, live to regret it” got me really interested in the book, but i got more f ther gnres. However, try the book for yourslef, maybe you’ll love it more then I did!

Enjoy!

~ About the Author ~

Marilee Brothers is a former teacher, coach, counselor and the author of ten Marilee0708hbooks. Marilee and her husband are the parents of three grown sons and live in central Washington State. After writing six young adult books, Marilee is once again writing romantic suspense for the adult market. She loves hearing from people who have read her books. Feel free to contact her at Website  and sign up for her newsletter The Obsessive Page Turner. Her author page on Facebook is: www.facebook.com/marilee.author and she occasionally tweets @MarileeB. Check out Marilee’s Amazon page here

Marilee’s blog is Book Blather, http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com where she features aspiring and published authors as well as some tidbits of her own.

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Series: Unbidden Magic 

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MOONSTONE A Fictionwise Fantasy bestseller Young Adult A sickly mom. A tiny house trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guy dudes with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there’s that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil. Geez. Welcome to the sad, funny, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie Emerson, who’s struggling to keep her and her mom’s act together in the small-town world of Peacock Flats, Washington. An electrical zap from a TV antenna sets off Allie’s weird psychic powers. The next thing she knows she’s being visited by a hippy-dippy guardian angel, and then her mysterious neighbor, the town “witch,” gives her an incredible moonstone pendant that has powers only a good-hearted “Star Seeker” is meant to command. “Who, me?” is Allie’s first reaction. But as sinister events begin to unfold, Allie realizes she’s got a destiny to live up to. If she can just survive everyday life, in the meantime.

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