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The Lens of Grace by Kim Hilton Author of Closet Words

Closet Words Book Tour
[caption id="attachment_2588" align="alignright" width="200"] Closet Words Book Tour[/caption] The eyes are windows to the soul.  As fast as a blink moistens and changes the lens, I see pain quickly hide within her emerald eyes. I gaze deep, searching - knowing for a moment I had seen the true soul. The past child, the one horror robbed from happiness without permission.  The day choice forgot to arrive, the day fear was called without request. In one blink her eyes revealed and ran.  She is the same as us; the secret keepers, the pain hiders. The ones who run from memories to not remember while playing the tape to never forget. She is my sister and is a member of our club. We are the survivors.  I have another sister, the oldest of us all. One who has struggled with forgiveness; the one who judges quickly from all her lens has focused

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Seven Things To Know About With Friends Like These

With Friends Like These
About With Friends Like These [caption id="attachment_2664" align="alignright" width="187"] With Friends Like These[/caption] Callie Walking is a freelance mage who solves supernatural problems. When a troubled client hires her to protect him from a "vampire" she casts the appropriate spells and positions the usual amulets. Now, something has gone terribly wrong. Her client has turned up dead and drained of all his blood. The cops say it's suicide, but Callie knows better.  Now she is on a mission to find out what went wrong. In her search, she uncovers an ancient, long-hidden power. It challenges Callie's deepest beliefs about right and wrong, good and evil. She knows her life will be forever changed... if she survives. Purchase the Kindle Version Seven Things To Know About With Friends Like These Sandy Sandfort!  Sandy is a published author himself (The Resurrections of Robert Heinlein, Escape From Terra, among others).  He writes, and

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Seven Things about Journey to Galumphagos

Journey to Galumphagos
[caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="200"] Journey to Galumphagos[/caption] 7.    Journey to Galumphagos began as a picture book for my children to illustrate.  It took a quarter century for it to evolve into the published book. 6.    My favorite, non-human character is the Great Galumphagos Island Turtle.  I imagine her sounding like Emma Thompson. 5.    The part of the book I’m proudest of is Chapter 11.  Four or five sets of action are going on at the same time.  It was a challenge to navigate through all that without losing my way or my readers.  And I know I didn’t lose my readers because all the kids who have read the book told me it was their favorite part. 4.    Ellen Maze did a wonderful job on the illustrations.  She’s a joy to work with, a great collaborator, passionate about getting from whatever picture the writer has in his or her mind

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Hunter Cassells – Book Spotlight – With Friends Like These

With Friends Like These
"Best Book I've Read In Years"- Earle Drake   [caption id="attachment_2664" align="alignright" width="187"] With Friends Like These[/caption] Book Description:   Title: With Friends Like These Author: L. Hunter Cassells Publisher: Amazon (November 24, 2012) Category: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Tour Date: November, 2013 Available in: ebook,107 Pages Purchase: Amazon   Callie Walking is a freelance mage who solves supernatural problems. When a troubled client hires her to protect him from a "vampire" she casts the appropriate spells and positions the usual amulets. Now, something has gone terribly wrong. Her client has turned up dead and drained of all his blood. The cops say it's suicide, but Callie knows better.  Now she is on a mission to find out what went wrong. In her search, she uncovers an ancient, long-hidden power. It challenges Callie's deepest beliefs about right and wrong, good and evil. She knows her life will be forever changed... if

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Journey to Galumphagos – Book Spotlight – Seth Eisner

Journey to Galumphagos
[caption id="attachment_2659" align="alignright" width="200"] Journey to Galumphagos[/caption] Publisher: WindSide Alley Books (August 4, 2013) Author: Seth Eisner Title: Journey to Galumphagos Category/Genre: Middle Grade, Action/Adventure ISBN: 978-1491082324 Tour Date: November, 2013 Available in: Print & ebook, 84 Pages   Life can be tough for a loner like Emily. She's had enough of being the perfect target for bullies. She persuades her brother and sister to run away with her to Galumphagos Island, a paradise on earth. But they find out that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the street, or even the other side of the ocean. They need all their courage and cleverness - and a little luck, too - to get out of the mess they landed in. Seth Eisner blends fantastic creatures, exotic travel, non-stop action, and humor in his story about three young children who learn that real courage isn't just about adventures. It's usually about ordinary things, like

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The Story Behind Break the Chains

Break the Chains Book Tour
  [caption id="attachment_2653" align="alignright" width="150"] Break the Chains Book Tour[/caption]  If you were abused over and over again, would you become an abuser? Or would you learn to forgive? Dr. Jay Roberts had to go to prison to learn the answer.   About Break the Chains   In 1999 Dr. Roberts was in at-home hospice care preparing for his own death from a neurological disease. At the point where he finally gave up, he experienced a spontaneous, overnight healing. It was not the first time he had “cheated” death. He had survived a fifty-foot fall from a cliff, a plane crash, and attempts on his life by rebel insurgents in remote areas in the Philippines in 1970s. This near-death escape was different though, because it was the culmination of a turbulent lifelong dialogue with God which started when he was a child being bull-whipped by his alcoholic father. Yet even

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Seven Things to Know About The Three Sisters

The Three Sisters Book Tour
About the Three Sisters   [caption id="attachment_2649" align="alignright" width="200"] The Three Sisters Book Tour[/caption]  Nuns just want to have fun! But when three former Catholic nuns, Coito Gott, Theodora Suora and Regina Grant have too much fun and get in trouble with the law, they become nuns on the run.  Driving back to Washington D.C. where they work at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Parts, the three sisters are arrested in Tennessee. After defeating the local deputy in strip poker, they escape from jail, and are pursued by the zealous Detective Schmuck Hole, who has personally offered a $10,000 reward for their capture on the 700 Club. Little do they know that when the three sisters visit the Washington Monument, their lives will change forever.  Set in 1979, The Three Sisters is a sacrilegious satire that skewers not only organized religion, but the government, the media, intellectuals, corporate greed and every other part

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Paperback Writer Chats with Jonathan M. Cook author of Sinnerman

Sinnerman Book cover
Interview with Jonathan M. Cook [caption id="attachment_2642" align="alignright" width="300"] Author Jonathan Cook[/caption] Q:  What is the most important thing you have learned about writing?  How has that helped make you a better writer?  The most important thing I've learned about writing is probably something that many writers would disagree with--at least the popular ones, the ones whose novels sell millions of copies.  I am my own audience.  I am the only audience that matters when writing.  That is not to say I don't care about my wider audience, those fans who purchase and read my works.  Without them, I'm just a guy with a lot of printed words.  But there is an agreement made between an author and his audience, an agreement that the work be honest to itself.  The audience may not always like the choices made by the author, but at least they know that the author stayed

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Seven Things about Head Games

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Readers often ask me: Is HEAD GAMES autobiographical? Here are seven answers.  Yes and No. Like my protagonist, Lisa, I am asking “Who am I?” Unlike her, my life isn’t a thriller with a neat beginning, middle, and end. I’m muddling through life. Lisa ends up knowing who she is. I’m still searching.  Yes and No. Like Lisa, I’ve met men who tried to play God and shape me in their image, who told me who I should be, what I should do. Unlike Lisa, I gave them the boot.  No. Lisa falls for a spiritualist who uses her to channel his lost sister. She is a natural medium. Unlike Lisa, I’m suspicious of spiritualists and séances. I doubt anyone can put me into a trance!  Yes. Lisa loves to play scenes in her head, and that’s part of her trouble. She needs a reality check. I love to play

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7 Things about My Year as a Clown

My Year as a Clown
[caption id="attachment_2632" align="alignright" width="193"] My Year as a Clown[/caption] About My Year as a Clown How does a man really feel after the break-up of a 20-year marriage? Publisher: Against the Grain Press (Dec. 26, 2012) Category: Contemporary Fiction/Literary Fiction/Humor/Relationships Tour Date: June 24th Through July, 2013 (Dates may vary) Available in: eBook, 325 pages With MY YEAR AS A CLOWN, Robert Steven Williams introduces us to Chuck Morgan, a new kind of male hero-imperfect and uncertain-fumbling his way forward in the aftermath of the abrupt collapse of his 20-year marriage. Initially, Chuck worries he'll never have a relationship again, that he could stand in the lobby of a brothel with a hundred dollar bill plastered to his forehead and still not get laid. But as the emotionally raw, 365-day odyssey unfolds, Chuck gradually relearns to live on his own, navigating the minefield of issues faced by being suddenly single-new routines, awkward dates,

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