Friday, May 27, 2016

Book Feature: The God Wave by Patrick Hemstreet


 

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Title: The God Wave 
Author: Patrick Hemstreet 
Release Date: May 17, 2016 
Publisher: Harper Voyager 
Genre: Thriller/Suspense 
Format: Ebook/Paperback/Hardcover/Audio


A team of neuroscientists uncover amazing new capabilities in the brain that may steer human evolution toward miraculous and deadly frontiers in this spectacular debut work of speculative science fiction—Limitless meets James Rollins—that combines spirituality and science in an inventive, mind-blowing fashion.

For decades, scientists have speculated about the untapped potential of the human brain. Now, neuroscientist Chuck Brenton has made an astonishing breakthrough. He has discovered the key—the crucial combination of practice and conditioning—to access the incredible power dormant in ninety percent of our brains. Applying his methods to test subjects, he has stimulated abilities that elevate brain function to seemingly “godlike” levels.

These extraordinary abilities can transform the world, replacing fear and suffering with tranquility and stability. But in an age of increasing militarization, corporate exploitation, and explosive technological discovery, a group of influential power brokers are determined to control Brenton’s new superbeings for their own manipulative ends—and their motives may be far from peaceful.

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Meet the Author:

  Patrick Hemstreet is a novelist, neuroengineer, entrepreneur, patent-pending inventor, special-warfare-trained Navy medic, stand-up comic, and actor. He lives in Houston, Texas, with his wife and sons. The God Wave is his first novel.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Book Feature: Woodwalker by Emily B. Martin



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Title: Woodwalker
  Author: Emily B. Martin 
Release Date: June 14, 2016 
Publisher: Harper Voyager 
Genre: Fantasy/Coming of Age 
Format: Ebook

  “What on earth would I gain from that?” I asked him. “Risk my own neck by violating my banishment just to leave you? The sentence placed on me if I return is execution. If I’m entering the mountains again, I’d damn well better get something out of it.”

Exiled from the Silverwood and the people she loves, Mae has few illusions about ever returning to her home. But when she comes across three out-of-place strangers in her wanderings, she finds herself contemplating the unthinkable: risking death to help a deposed queen regain her throne.

And if anyone can help Mona Alastaire of Lumen Lake, it is a former Woodwalker—a ranger whose very being is intimately tied to the woods they are sworn to protect. Mae was once one of the best, and despite the potential of every tree limb to become the gibbet she’s hung from, she not only feels a duty to aide Mona and her brothers, but also to walk beneath her beloved trees once more.

A grand quest in the tradition of great epic fantasies, filled with adventure and the sharp wit—and tongue—of a unique hero, Woodwalker is the perfect novel to start your own journey into the realm of magical fiction.

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Meet the Author:

Emily B. Martin

 I am an author, illustrator, and environmental educator.  My favorite genre to write is fantasy-adventure, while my favorite reads are usually detailed, thought-provoking historical fiction. Digital painting is my usual art medium, but I also love keeping watercolor journals and pencil sketchbooks.

Writing and art aren't my only passions.  In fact, they're not even my official expertise (at least on paper).  In 2012, I earned my Master’s degree in Parks and Protected Area Management from Clemson University.  During the summer, I work as an interpretive park ranger with the National Park Service (with the hat and everything).

I love to hike, camp, and backpack with my family, and while I call southern Appalachia home, I have a not-so-secret love affair with the Rocky Mountains.  I live in South Carolina with my husband and two daughters.

I am represented by Valerie Noble of Donaghy Literary Agency.
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Book Blast: My Left Side by Darlene Linda Jones-Brooks - Win a $25 Gift Card

 

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My Left Side

Title: My Left Side 
Author: Darlene Linda Jones-Brooks 
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Biography 
Format: Ebook/Paperback

  Author Darlene Linda Jones-Brooks has been through a lot in her life—and, strangely enough, many of the worst physical experiences have happened on the left side of her body. When she was thirteen, a cousin accidentally stabbed her in the wrist. As an adult, she got caught in the crossfire of random shooting and lost half her left kidney due to the resulting injury. Later, a severe pain in her left leg led to a diagnosis of lupus, and she developed breast cancer, with the tumor appearing in her left breast. In addition, over the course of her life, she has been a victim of rape and has dealt with her pain using drugs and alcohol—often with damaging consequences. In spite of it all, though, she went back to her first love, her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Now she lives her life for the Lord and is steadily growing in his Word. This memoir tells the personal narrative of a woman who has endured much pain and struggle in her life but now turns to God for support through troubles.

Meet the Author:
Darlene Linda Jones-Brooks trained in medicine and holds certificates in medical assistance and phlebotomy. She currently lives in Detroit.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Book Feature: Little Cotton Heart by Florentine Pfluger


 

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Title: Little Cotton Heart 
Author: Florentine Pfluger 
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Poetry 
Format: Ebook

Author Florentine Pfluger was mentally and spiritually trapped in a religious cult, along with her husband and children, for approximately ten years. During that time, she kept journals in which she wrote original poetry. In Little Cotton Heart, Pfluger shares the verses that resulted from that period, progressing from the realization of her family’s entrapment through the process of being set free and into the mental breakdown that followed. She experienced a psychological crash that took her on a long and painful journey into the causes of her collapse, and these poems depict her desperate search for healing in the aftermath of trauma. In the end, Pfluger also presents poetry written at the start of a new and much happier time. She hopes that this poetic journey from darkness and confusion into the light will help others in similar circumstances to know they are not alone. This collection of poetry outlines a journey from the trauma of a religious cult through the healing process that followed escape and into the wholeness that finally resulted.  

Meet the Author:
Florentine Pfluger uses writing to navigate the trauma that she has experienced in life. A housewife, she is a mother of seven and a grandmother of five. She currently lives in Carmichael, California.  

Book Blast: World Eternal by Donna R. Wittlif - Win a $25 Gift Card


 

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Title: World Eternal: Proselytes 
Author: Donna R. Wittlif 
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Futuristic Christian 
Format: Ebook

Picture it. The world is free of many of the major problems that plagued it for centuries. Hunger, homelessness, and natural disasters are no more. There’s no more disease. Who wouldn’t want to live in such a world? What price would anyone give to live in such a world? World Eternal has kept all the promises it made to the citizens of Earth in author Donna R. Wittlif’s first novel, World Eternal: Promises. In World Eternal: Proselytes, we learn things are not necessarily as they seem. When Jim and his friends learn the secret of World Eternal’s food source, they know the world is in danger. World Eternal’s promises come with a high price. Jim doesn’t understand how big a price until he loses what he holds most dear—his family. World Eternal: Proselytes is the exciting story of Jim’s efforts to rescue his family and to unveil the aliens’ sinister plans. His discoveries lead him to an ancient code book, which he must return to its rightful owner. Will Jim have the courage to find the book’s owner—even if it means his death? Can he find his family and rescue them before they are lost to Ouima? What price will James, Nell, Jim, and their fellow Christians have to pay for their faith? Find out in this exciting story that strengthens your resolve to follow Jesus.

Meet the Author:
Donna R. Wittlif earned a master’s degree and has taught in high schools and colleges. She has studied UFOs and related phenomena for more than ten years. She and her husband live near Denver, Colorado, where they enjoy writing, teaching Bible classes, gardening, and keeping up with their grandchildren. http://www.donnarwittlif.com

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Book feature: Kaitlin's Tale by Christine Amsden



 

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Title: Kaitlin's Tale 
Author: Christine Amsden 
Release Date: May 16, 2016 
Publisher: Twilight Times Books 
Genre: Urban Fantasy/Pararnormal Romance

    Kaitlin Mayer is on the run from the father of her baby – a vampire who wants her to join him in deadly eternity. Terrified for her young son, she seeks sanctuary with the Hunters Guild. Yet they have their own plans for her son, and her hopes of safety are soon shattered. When she runs into Matthew Blair, an old nemesis with an agenda of his own, she dares to hope for a new escape. But Matthew is a telepath, and Kaitlin's past is full of dark secrets she never intended to reveal.  

Meet the Author:



Christine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone. At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, which scars the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. In addition to being a writer, she's a freelance editor, mom, and foster mom. Please visit her at http://www.christineamsden.com

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  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $50 Amazon Gift Certificate
  • This giveaway begins May 16 and ends on August 5.
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Monday, May 23, 2016

Book Feature: The "No Title" Book by Lim Siew Lan - Win a $25 Gift Card


 

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Title: The "No Title" Book 
Author: Lim Siew Lan 
Publisher: Partridge Publishing 
Genre: Self Help 
Format: Ebook/Paperback/Hardcover

Do you feel out of control, as though you’re not in charge of your own life? Does it seem like others are living your life for you? You have the power to change that feeling. You can take charge of your destiny. Author Lim Siew Lan believes we all have the capacity to meet a higher purpose by simply tapping into the depths of our own minds. In this inspirational manual, she presents a guide to discovering the depth and dimensionality of the mind through a series of an ancient time tested inspired steps designed to resemble those found in a common recipe book. She offers a true recipe for success in all aspects of life. Lim Siew Lan believes you are the captain of your own ship, and you must be well-trained and well-equipped in order to weather the storms that life brings to each of us. After a lifetime of dedicated spiritual study, she has created this collection of essential wisdom to help you delve deep into your own being and become aware of your own mind. Learning about yourself and what makes you tick is the key to a lifetime of success.  

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Lim is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 
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  • This giveaway begins May 23 and ends on June 3.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on June 4.
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