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

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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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Dash (Book 2 of The Saderia Series)

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[caption id="attachment_2625" align="alignright" width="228"] Dash Book Tour[/caption]       “His parents are gone. He lives in the woods…” Dash is a dark lion with a dark secret. Living as an orphan in the cold, winter forest, he strives to hide that secret from the other young animals that have come to resent him. But when he meets the animal that has haunted his past, he isn’t sure what to do. Meanwhile, Saderia finally gets her wish to go to school. She hopes to meet a friend, but she gets slightly more than she bargained for when she meets a fun-loving cheetah, a bullying panther, three prissy girls, prejudiced teachers, and a strange assistant principal who seems to enjoy making Saderia’s life more difficult. But there is no one as strange as the dark lion that sits in the back, and hides his face from her. Saderia starts having Dreams

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7 Things to Know about Christianity and the Little Shepherd plus a Giveaway

Little Shepherd Book Tour
About Little Shepherd [caption id="attachment_2619" align="alignright" width="300"] Little Shepherd Book Tour[/caption] Obed is in the hills outside Bethlehem when the angels appear to announce the Savior's birth. Can he trust that the miracle of the first Christmas will keep his flock safe while he visits the newborn King? Excerpt Off in the distance, a wolf howled. Obed moved closer to his flock, scanning the hills for any sign of a pack that might race in and steal his sheep. His family depended upon the sheep for food and their wool for clothing. No sheep would be lost under his watch.   He shivered inside his cloak. While the days were getting warmer, the nights still chilled him. He walked over to the large fire blazing inside the pit. He rubbed his hands together and held them up to the fire to warm them.   Above him, the sky twinkled with

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Seven Things To Know About Blood Drama

Blood Drama Book Tour
[caption id="attachment_2614" align="alignright" width="199"] Blood Drama Book Tour[/caption] According to the FBI and Christopher Meeks, Los Angeles is the bank robbery capital of the world. Meeks fiction is as dangerous and dynamic as the city of Los Angeles. Here’s Seven things to know about Blood Drama and hold on for the ride of your life. By Christopher Meeks 1) You might not put it down. It’s not very often I am glued to a book. Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris was that way for me, and are many of Michael Connelly’s mysteries. I thought I’d create such a book, a fast-paced story. In Blood Bank, a theatre student, Ian Nash, is taken hostage in a bank robbery gone awry. Will he survive? It’s dark, yet at times infused with the kind of quirky characters I’m known for in my short fiction. There’s even an undercurrent of romance in

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Giveaway of the Children’s Book Mister Spunky and Matching Mouse Pad

Mister Spunky
[caption id="attachment_2604" align="alignright" width="300"] Mister Spunky[/caption] If you love children’s books then you’ll want to enter the giveaway for Mister Spunky. Click on the giveaway button and enter the giveaway for a chance to win this children’s book and matching mouse pad over at Lori’s Reading Corner. Be sure to enter before November 29.   Giveaway   Book Synopsis:   Mister Spunky and His Friends is the creation of award winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, Real Dogs Don't Whisper, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy. Mister Spunky and His Friends is about the importance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way. Parents, if you enjoyed Real Dogs Don't Whisper, your children will

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