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The Answers to Some Burning Questions – January 20, 2021

Please join us with authors Jan Domagala, Kevin “Kajeman” Johnson, and Peter Koutsoukos.

Jan Domagala, author of “Ronin” – In the first of this thrilling sci-fi adventure series we are introduced to Kurt Stryder., a Special Forces soldier assigned to Col Sec, Colonial Security. Kurt is changed due to his volunteering for an experimental program he was told would change the military forever. This puts him in the path of an enemy that will stop at nothing to obtain what they consider to be the key to controlling the galaxy. With this new threat, Kurt has to decide whether to remain a pawn of his government or to become a soldier with no master, a Ronin.

 

Kevin “Kajeman” Johnson, author of “Insufficient Postage: A Week in the Life of a New Letter Carrier” – How does a letter get lost in the mail for years or decades? Is the check really in the mail? Do we pay too much to mail a letter? Insufficient Postage is an insightful lighthearted view of a Long Island post office. It opens up the inner going-ons of the post office and answers some of these questions.

 

Peter Koutsoukos, author of “Jailhouse Confidential” – These are not typical jailhouse stories. They are about events inside Rikers experienced through the eyes and ears of a correction officer who made it to the end of his twenty-year career.  The uniqueness of this book is that it all happened in the 1970s. It wasn’t like it is today. Back then, we were the judge, jury and I use the word executioner, lightly. We never killed, only punished, when officers were attacked. There was always a need to show who was in charge. We could never allow inmates to think they were running things, the way it seems in today’s era. These tales are not so much about the inmate, but more about the mind of the officers and the different ways they coped, or couldn’t.  Eyebrows will sometimes be raised. You will laugh, and at times lose your breath. The officer can gain your respect, and in an instant lose it. In the end, you will realize the job is not for everyone, and have a deeper understanding of how difficult it was to cope with it all. Guaranteed, you’ve never heard stories like these before. 

 

 

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“Stand Out!” with writers around the globe! – January 13, 2021

Red Penguin Books is thrilled to have published 8 books thus far for “The Red Penguin Collection”, and this newest book – “Stand Out” – includes “the best of” featuring writers, poets and playwrights from around the globe. Join us and meet some of the amazing authors of “Stand Out.”

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Ringing in a New Year – January 6, 2021

Join us with authors Verona Willis-Brown, Christopher Laine, and Krishna Sudhir.

Verona Willis-Brown, author of “Are You Free Enough? 2” – The love between the two has reached explosive dimensions, it was a steamy love affair…no, it was an extremely deep sexual connection between Michael and Michelle one that is hard to find or let go. Their body fluids had joined them together like Siamese twins with pure seduction. Find out what twists and turns will happen between the sheets when their fingers, tongue, and sexual organs get ignited by intense passion. Will the love fade away or remain the same?

 

 

Christopher Laine, author of “Screens” – Sometime in 2016, dark web posts began appearing about a document known only as “the Manuscript.” Originally created with a manual typewriter and impossible to digitize, the Manuscript can only be read by those who can procure one of its precious few copies. It is said that the Manuscript contains horrific knowledge, and those who have read it have immediately disconnected from the internet, vanished off the digital grid, never to return.

In short order, all online posts regarding the Manuscript were gone without a trace. Everyone with any knowledge or connection to them has disappeared or been gruesomely murdered.

Something horrible is happening. Something unspeakable is coming.

And yet you can’t seem to stop staring at that television, that computer, that mobile phone. THEY have you, and for all your justifications and bravado, you never can turn away.

Why are you still looking?

THEY are watching you…

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Krishna Sudhir, author of “Prince of Typgar: Nujran and the Corpse in the Quadrangle” This is the second in the Prince of Typgar series, the much-anticipated sequel to Nujran and the Monks of Meirar. At the end of the first book, we left Nujran as a teenager who has learned much through his journeys alongside his teacher Amsibh. He experienced romance, conflict, friendship, betrayal, and loss. He grew up along the way.

We begin the second book on the sprawling campus of the prestigious University of Western Foalinaarc, where a body has just been discovered. Who is this girl, and why is she dead? Could it be linked to the mysterious illness sweeping the campus and plaguing the teaching community? Why does Amsibh come to the school, and what does he need to protect Nujran from? Through what twist of fate is Nujran reunited with his old friends, the Monks of Meirar? And why does Nujran end up being a captive again?

The stakes are higher than ever before, with fugitives on the run, turbulence on the university campus, a new romance, a bizarre kidnapping, a perilous escape from prison, and a rescue mission where things don’t quite go as planned. Corpse in the Quadrangle is another fast-paced adventure that will hold young readers spellbound!

 

 

 

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Here is to a New Year and a New Beginning – December 30, 2020

Join us with authors Bill Boggs and Aleisha Brooks.

Bill Boggs, author of “The Adventures of Spike the Wonder Dog” – Spike is an English Bull Terrier with a keen comedic eye for human foibles. He rockets to TV and internet fame after appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, along with his master Bud, who hosts a local morning show in High Point, North Carolina. Spike and Bud soon hit the fast track to bigger stardom when Bud signs on for a talk show in New York City.   They embark on an endless stream of mind-boggling adventures that include the world’s first topless theme park, a Rabbi promoting Christmas shows, and a Yogi who discovers Spike’s comical talent for teaching Transcendental Meditation. Spike’s pop culture fame and the A-list crowd he mingles within Manhattan exact a potentially fatal price. Dangerous forces enact a scheme to snatch the famous wonder dog and plunge him into an international dogfighting ring. The brash, athletic, sardonic, honest, and hilarious Spike will capture the hearts of readers who enjoy a character who tells it like it is. They will fall in step with his eye-rolling observations and root for this underdog of a wonder dog. A category unto itself, Spike is not a cartoon version of dogs acting human, but rather a charming portrayal of the human-like, spunky, and passionate mind of a dog. Spike calls to mind the cultural icon Rocky Balboa as he goes into battle armed with humor and guile as well as the ancient, but never tested, skills of his breed. Will they be enough to enable him to survive?

Twitter: @SpikeWonderDog – https://twitter.com/SpikeWonderDog
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Aleisha Brooks, author of “Reunion” – Cleo Martin walked into her twentieth High School reunion like she was walking into the Academy Awards. She was going to turn heads tonight at her reunion, even if they were balding ones. High School had been traumatic. She was not the beautiful, sexy, sophisticated, and confident woman she is now. She was a geek, a very sexually frustrated geek. She grew up not really knowing her mother, or what happened to her. She was raised by her father, and although he did everything he could to make a good life for her, she had no female role model to turn to in times of need. Now, everything was different. She had been estranged from her father for ten years, she took a lover, she became an art curator. She started the careers of many hot L.A. artists. She was at the top of her game. Then, she saw him. Billy Pope. This reunion was about to get very hot.

Having trouble with writers’ block? Aleisha has a great series of FREE videos on conquering writers’ block here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWK_248zVMhBbubg-lRsv76q20uWfJCvp

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A Very Merry Christmas to All! December 23, 2020

Join us with authors B. Lynn Goodwin, Sylvie Bordzuk, and Beth Roose.

B. Lynn Goodwin, author of “Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62” – How does a 62-year-old woman who’s never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises? Author B. Lynn Goodwin tells all and more in Never Too Late. How she was attracted to Richard’s clear expectations, his honesty, and his incredible openness. She’d never met anyone like him. Would she recognize love if it knocked on her heart? And could an educated woman be happy moving into a blue-collar world? Whether you’ve been single forever, are trapped in an unhappy marriage, or you’re simply curious, you’ll find secrets to a happy marriage in Never Too Late.

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Sylvie Bordzuk, author of “Mystery At Sea” – As the Ark rolls on the dark, stormy sea, all onboard try to solve a great mystery. For a lost treasure they search high and low. Where is it hidden? Maybe YOU know!

 

 

 

 

Beth Roose, author of the “Forest Guardians Chronicles: A Matter of Humanity” and “Forest Guardian Chronicles: Christmas in Cuyahoga Valley”What is hiding in the Forest of The Cuyahoga Valley National Park? Is Bigfoot a helper or healer? Could he be a vicious animal that attacks humans? The Forest Guardians Book Series chronicles the adventures of Bigfoot and the Pukwudgie as they partner with Mankind. Together they show all species can work together for the good of all sentient life on Planet Earth.

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Be the Change You Need – December 16, 2020

Join us with authors Marci Quinn, Mel Greenberg, and Genesis Amaris Kemp. 

Marci Quinn, author of “A Teen’s Spirit: Changing the World Through Love and Kindness” – Find hope, purpose and peace in this inspiring book for teens which combines spiritual lessons based on love and kindness with simple ways to make a positive change in the world. This full-color book is filled with inspirational activities, people, quotes, poems, music lyrics and recipes that will help guide teens to fulfill their passion and purpose in life. The message that shines throughout is that love, kindness and doing the right thing can lead to a beautiful, purposeful, joy-filled life. When we learn to let love lead our way, a miraculous life awaits.

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Mel Greenberg, author of “Running With Our Eyes Closed” -Samantha searches for her new identity after her three kids have left the nest and she’s forced to re-examine exactly what she wants. Samantha heads to Italy to meet her husband, Michael, and soon discovers he has secrets and an agenda of his own that could change their lives forever.

Life has had its way with them, and nothing is quite what they’d imagined it would be. Over seven days in one of the most romantic countries in the world, Samantha faces the past she thought she had overcome and begins to redefine her role as a woman, wife, and mother.

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Genesis Amaris Kemp, author of “Chocolate Drop in Corporate America: From the Pit to the Palace” – In our daily lives, we are all faced with various trials—whether in the workforce or at home. However, when treated unfairly, it takes courage to stand and fight for what’s right. No matter your race, nationality, ethnicity, or background, you can rise to be the game-changer. When you use the power of your voice, you shake the atmosphere and cause a domino effect because others will choose to either follow suit or stand in solidarity.

On the pages of Chocolate Drop in Corporate America, Genesis has chosen to speak up for not only minorities but also anyone who has been slighted on the job in any way. From her personal testimony, you will learn how speaking up brought awareness so that long-lasting change could be made.

 

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Welcoming the Junior Book Worm Club – December 9, 2020

Join us for this episode with author Antoinette Truglio Martin, filming an on-the-air book club discussion of her new book Daily Bread with a very special group of middle schoolers, the Junior Bookworm Club.

Antoinette Truglio Martin, author of “Daily Bread” – It is 1911. Crammed into a three-room flat in a Mott Street tenement, the large Taglia family needs all the help they can muster. Spunky songbird Lily wants to help by baking Daily Bread at the bakery like big sister, Margaret. But Margaret says Lily is just a little kid, and there is more to baking Daily Bread than height and an artist’s heart. Lily learns to navigate in a grown-up world when facing bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and treacherous streets to cross by herself.

Antoinette Truglio Martin is a speech therapist and special education teacher by training but really wants to be a writer when she grows up. She has been collecting, writing, and fashioning stories forever. Over the years Antoinette had been a regular columnist in local periodicals and had several essays featured in newsletters and literary reviews. Her children’s picture book, Famous Seaweed Soup was published in 1993 (Albert Whitman Co.). Antoinette’s memoir, Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer (She Writes Press 2017), chronicles her first year battling breast cancer as a wimpy patient. She proudly holds an MFA in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook/Southampton University (2016). 

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The Path to Peace and Happiness – December 2, 2020

Join us with authors John Krahn, Aisya Carroll, and Bernice Burgos.

John Krahn, author of “Living a Happier Life: At Every Age!” – Living a Happier Life – At Every Age! is a book for everyone who desires more happiness in their lives. It considers many different aspects of life where a better understanding and a different attitude will help lead to a happier life. Do you find yourself worrying too much? Are life’s challenges and hurts piling up on you? Do you sometimes feel worthless? Have you ever wondered why there is so much suffering in the world? These are just some of the questions this book seeks to answer. Living a Happier Life also looks at how you might make a positive difference with your life. Prayer and forgiveness are presented as vehicles to a happier life. As you grow older, you are shown how to do this with grace. Then, as you step from this life into eternity, you will learn how to do this with both peaceful acceptance and joy. Pure happiness awaits you in the presence of God. You are heaven bound through believing in the Lord Jesus Christ. The happiest time in your life still awaits you.

 

Aisya Carroll, author of “The Pressures of Becoming a Diamond” – Aisya’s character’s name is Tasha. The book setting takes place in the late 1990’s into the early 2000’s. She shares her experiences with homelessness, hunger, domestic violence and so much more. Tasha shares her experiences with low self-esteem, issues with colorism, and loneliness. Tasha watches her mother struggle with a drug addiction, which causes Tasha to be abandoned eventually. Tasha somehow pulls herself out of the vicious cycle, as she struggles to make it through high school without the basic necessities in life. Tasha shares her experiences with childhood trauma. Tasha reveals a shocking surprise of her existence in this world. Tasha demonstrates how the pressures of becoming a diamond are challenging. Many children experience childhood trauma and are silenced as a result of the trauma.

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Bernice Burgos, author of “V Servi Dei”What do you do when the Ruler of the Underworld comes to Earth and gives you a mission out of the norm? You either take it or wind up back in Hell torturing the damned for eternity.  Don’t get me wrong torturing is fun, but it gets old quick. I couldn’t last another century doing that job. Besides, I earned my passage to Earth by being the most cunning and loyal Demon in Hell. Alright, maybe being a traitor to Eden boosted my evil streak. A Demons gotta do, what a Demons gotta do!

On Earth, I’m one of New York City’s finest homicide detectives, classic! But in reality, I’m Master Lucifer’s eyes and ears on the ground. I get bored pretty quickly thou and occasionally, for the right price, I moonlight for the Vs. Earth is crawling with Vampires, Witches, and freaks all fighting for the same seat at the table, POWER.  I have to admit, the Vs are on the top of their game and everyone on Earth is severing them in one way or another, even the Humans. V Servi Dei, Servant of the V, is what they like to call us. Except, that isn’t me. I serve one Master, Lucifer.

www.berniceburgosauthor.com

 

 

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Giving Thanks … for partnerships! – November 25, 2020

Join us with authors AnnMarie Knorr-Fischer and Rony Kessler.

AnnMarie Knorr-Fischer – author of “Raven Naelo and the Artifact of the Stolen Souls”, co-authored by R.A. Fischer –  Raven Naelo’s father was viciously decapitated. But that didn’t stop the young half-Elf from following in his footsteps. To strengthen her abilities as a rogue, she was granted permission, as well with others, to train with the Realm Guardian.

While the new recruits are secluded at training camp, an evil force from the Abyss has invaded the Mortal Realm. With the assistance of a ruthless necromancer, wielding an ancient artifact, he now has the power to raise more than just the dead.

Will the new Protectors set aside their differences to be ready in time? Or will the living and the dead never find peace…

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Rony Kessler, author of “The Mysterious Animal Soup and Rachel’s Gifts”Rachel, a young girl, survives a horrible crime and loses her voice, but not her determination to solve the tragedy that has befallen her family. Rony Kessler’s novel that occurs in both the US and the Middle East, is a riveting page-turner, that pits Rachel a Twelve-year-old, against a gang of thugs that attacked her family. “The Mysterious Animal Soup, and Rachel’s Gifts” follows the short prequel “The Professor and the Wild Dogs”.

 

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Join Us For an On-The-Air Book Launch – November 18, 2020

Join us for an on-the-air book launch with authors George Marzocchi, Lainey Cameron, and Mikey Woz.

George Marzocchi, author of new release “Cyclist Club” – My name is Elizabeth McMahon. I’m a sergeant with the Las Vegas branch of the Drug Enforcement Agency. From the day Agent Rodriguez was transferred to my command, he’s been a thorn in my side; but when he was transferred to Oceanview, Long Island, I knew that I would miss him. He was one of the best officers in my command. Unorthodox in his approach and like a dog on a bone when it came to cases. He’s taken down drug cartels south of the border, hopped-up meth distributors in Arizona, and organized crime bosses in Brooklyn.

But nothing would prepare Rodriguez for what was about to occur in Oceanview. It’s as if the devil himself escaped from hell, but this devil is not called Satan or Lucifer. This devil in human form is named Zachariah. A sadistic aberration fueled by a combination of evil and mind-altering drugs. In his wake, he leaves victims killed for “sport.” 
Rodriguez must face this aberration head-on as the clock ticks away. Someone’s life hangs in the balance, an innocent who is caught up in this evil. Someone precious to him. Rodriguez has little time to put the pieces together to find Zachariah and end it. The deadline approaches and the night draws near. The night is Friday the 13th when the Cyclist Club meets. It’s the night to send Zachariah back to hell.

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Lainey Cameron, author of “The Exit Strategy” – Silicon Valley investor Ryn Brennan is on the verge of achieving everything she dreamed. She’s succeeded in the male-dominated venture capital world, has a supportive husband, and is about to close the deal of her career. Everything is going exactly as planned, until she meets Carly, her husband’s mistress, across the negotiating table.

Carly clawed her way back from being a teenage runaway to become an accomplished scientist, caring single mom, and co-founder of her startup. Once she marries her loving fiancé, she’ll secure the complete family she craves. But she’s blindsided to discover her not so perfect fiancé is already married—to Ryn, her company’s biggest investor.

In an industry full of not-so-subtle sexism, can the two women rise above, and work together to overcome heartbreak, and ensure their success?

 

Mikey Woz, author of “When the World Stays Inside” – When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in March 2020, families everywhere were forced to retreat indoors and Mikey Woz was inspired to do something that would help families cope with life in isolation.

 The result is When the World Stays Inside, a sit-down- on-the-couch and snuggle with your kids good read that examines the power of creativity and the importance of cherishing the precious time spent with the people we love. 

Filled with whimsical illustrations from artist Sara Panchaud, and memorable Suessian prose written by Woz, When the World Stays Inside is a heart-warming family read-together book that will provide inspiration for every stormy day indoors for years to come. 

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