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The Power of the Blue Medallion – author interview – Les Berman

About The Power of the Blue Medallion This Captivating novel follows the wild adventures of three charismatic young aliens from the distant planet Hebutar, and their companion on Earth. Zytor, the son of the ruler of Hebutar, is determined to stop a group of terrorists from causing chaos in the United States. Against his father’s wishes, Zytor travels to Earth and meets a young girl, Tandy, whose father was killed by terrorists. Zytor’s sister Phelena, a Captain in the Hebutarian Military and a fellow soldier, are dispatched by her father to bring Zytor back to Hebutar before he mingles into the affairs of Planet Earth. While tracking down the terrorist, Zytor gets his medallion stolen (a powerful weapon), forcing him to team up with his sister and devise plans to retrieve the medallion, and help authorities stop the evil terrorists from executing a terrible attack in Washington D.C. Interview Q:

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Thursday Thirteen – Thirteen Things Readers Should Know about The Golden Pathway

About The Golden Pathway High-pitched screams echo each night. David’s cruel Pa always chooses the same victim. Despite the circumstances during slavery, David uncovers courage to defy his Pa. Raised in a hostile environment where abuse occurs daily, David attempts to break the mold and befriends the slave, Jenkins, owned by his Pa. Fighting against extraordinary times and beliefs, David leads Jenkins to freedom with no regard for his own safety and possible consequences dealt out by his Pa. Thirteen Things Readers Should Know About The Golden Pathway 1. The title The Golden Pathway was derived from the code word for the Underground Railroad, the golden path to freedom. 2. White folks that did not believe in slavery were called Quakers. 3. People who helped slaves along the Underground Railroad were called “conductors.” 4. Slaves were considered passengers or cargo and where called, “freight” or “packages.” 5. Children can make

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No Experts Needed – Author Interviews – Louise Lewis

Paperback Writer welcomes author Louise Lewis, author of the inspirational book, No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! (iUniverse, Inc., May '07), as she virtually tours the blogosphere in January on her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! WIN PRIZES! As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available. About the book: Losing a job always delivers a hard blow, but it was especially hard for forty-something author Louise Lewis, one of many victims of the technology industry's dotcom implosion. No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! tells the story of how she pulled herself together and discovered

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Five Steps to C.A.L.M. – Author Interview – Robert Patterson

Paperback Writer welcomes Robert Patterson, author of the business book, Five Steps to C.A.L.M. (Career and Life Management) (Booksurge, 2008), as he virtually tours the blogosphere in December and January on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion! Leave a Comment win a Prize: As a special promotion for all our authors, Pump Up Your Book Promotion is giving away a FREE virtual book tour to a published author or a $50 Amazon gift certificate to those not published who comments on our authors' blog stops. More prizes will be announced as they become available ABOUT THE BOOK: A father once told his young son, who was going out into the world on his own, “Son, whatever you want to become, be The Best.” This course teaches you how to be “The Best.” It begins with instructions on how to put “The Best” of Writing Your

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Outing the Goddess Within-Author Interview-Anita Revel

Paperback Writer is pleased to announce our author interview with Anita Revel, author of Outing the Goddess Within: One Girl's Journey with 52 Guides.   Outing the Goddess Within Synopsis: No matter whether you’re a pouting priestess, boardroom babe, feathery fairy, earth mother or warrior woman, there comes a time when every goddess gal needs to hold up her sword and claim her right to be true to her authentic self. This is exactly what Anita Revel has been doing over the last 10 years. Tired of being a fizzled out corporate stress-chick, she made a sea change from Sydney to Margaret River in search of a happy beginning. What she found instead was a brown-eyed calf named Missy Moo and 52 archetypal goddesses with life lessons to share. Anita wrote about her lessons for her column with United Press International. Sometimes poignant, infinitely insightful, but mostly snort-your-milk hilarious, Anita’s journey

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The Originals – Author Interview – William Hay

  Paperback Writer is please to announce today's author William Hay, author of The Originals, a military historical fiction novels. This is his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.   THE ORIGINALS SYNOPSIS: The Originals is the story of the Princess Patricias Canadian Light Infantry through the eyes of William Dawson, a Canadian-born, Boer War veteran, at the outset of the First World War. He enlists with the newly formed Princess Pats’ recruiting only veterans and ex-regular soldiers. For Canadians, the Patricias epitomize the strong imperialist feelings still prevalent in some corners of the young nation, but for the British Army, they are experienced, battle hardened soldiers; rare jewels among the sea of untrained civilians flooding the recruiting offices. When the Patricias arrive on the frontline in the winter of 1915, the Great War is in its infancy; trench warfare still at its most primitive stage. It is during

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Featured Author Michael Simon

 Today at Paperback Writer we have true crime author Michael Simond Born in Levittown, Long Island, the birthplace of mass-produced housing, Michael Simon is a former actor, playwright, and Texas probation officer. He has taught at Brooklyn College and New York University.In 2004, Viking published his first novel, Dirty Sally, which introduced Dan Reles, a half-Jewish, New York Mafia-born Texas homicide detective. Dirty Sally was lauded by The Chicago Tribune as “A bloody and intriguing delight for noir aficionados.” The Seattle Times called it “the finest crime-novel debut since Dennis Lehane’s A Drink Before the War in 1994.” It was named one of the Top Ten Thrillers and Mysteries of the Year by Amazon.com. In 2005, the second book in Simon’s Texas series, Body Scissors, was published, also to critical acclaim. The Rocky Mountain News called it, “Fast paced and suspenseful from start to finish.” Viking signed on for two

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Featured Author Shobhan Bantwal

Today, we have a our Featured Author Shobhan Bantwal, author of the Dowry Bride. This is Shobhan's debut novel and her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.  Good morning Shobhan, SB: Good morning, Rebecca.   Welcome to Chitchat and All That SB: Thank you for the warm welcome. It’s great to be invited as a guest to a popular blog like yours and talk about my debut novel, THE DOWRY BRIDE. I’m looking forward to this chat. Would you tell us a little about the custom of a dowry? Why is it still used today in some countries? SB: Dowry is a gift of cash, valuables and/or household items presented by the bride’s family to the groom at the time of marriage. It is considered a contribution towards the newly-weds’ savings and a rainy day fund of sorts. Although dowry is not universal amongst all Indian

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Author Interview with Shobhan Bantwal

     Join us here tomorrow when our featured debut author Shobhan Bantwal will be joining us. Shobhan is the author of the Dowry Bride and this is her first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion.  Shobhan will be talking about her book and the dreaded phase that she went through going from unpublished to published author. She admits that it should have been a time of excitement and celebration but she dreaded the public relations and marketing which are usually associated with cold calling and getting the door slammed in one's face.  Well, she'll certainly be surprised when our interview proves to be effortless, she won't even realize that she's marketing herself and her book. THE DOWRY BRIDE SYNOPSIS:One sultry night, Megha overhears an extraordinary conversation. The voices speak of a plot to murder her for failing to produce the promised dowry. Megha is horrified when she realizes her husband and his mother

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Author Interview with Nadia Aiden

   Join us tomorrow here at Chitchat when we interview erotic romance author Nadia Aiden author of Enthralled: Candace & Ares: The Divine Series - Book One (iUniverse, Sept '07). This is Nadia's first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotion. Strong willed and beautiful, Candace, Queen of the Amazonian planet Kush is used to fighting battles, giving orders and subservient men. From birth she is taught the art of war and that men are the enemy. What she hates more than a man is a domineering man! With a body as powerful as a god's, the heir to the Akkadian throne is far from subservient. A man of honor, Ares is all masculine dominance! When war tears their planets apart the two are faced with entering into a marriage contract in order to save their kingdoms and their people. Forced into a marriage neither wants, at every

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