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Join us for a Great Show! – May 25, 2022

Join us with guests Stephanie Nasou, Michael Goodwin and Abigail Manning.

“She Rises” by Steph Nasou

These pieces are a direct reflection of going through the motions of the human condition. Learning about life and that death is a part of life. Going through hell just to find the light again. It is a compilation of healing, of life’s ruptures and repairs. Throughout the years I have taken great solace in writing and photography. I have compiled this book of both in hopes to spread light on self-love, acceptance, relationships, abuse and continuing to rise up through it all. I hope to help people who feel like they are not good enough; to see their unique light and strength through even the darkest of times.

 

“Vice Versa” by Michael Goodwin

Imagine if the 2020 presidential election were the mirror image of 2016, as the Biden campaign is accused of receiving aid from the People’s Republic of China. In this alternative universe, the media is mostly pro-Trump and the FBI rife with MAGA supporters. Gary Wang, a low-level Biden staffer, somehow becomes the center of the maelstrom and is pursued by the media, politicians, and the FBI. Vice Versa is a satirical take on the comedy and tragedy of current American media and politics.

 

 

“Poisoned Heart” by Abigail Manning

Princess Arabella is truly the fairest in all the land, and she knows it. With her pretty face, elaborate ball gowns, and glorious castle, she truly lives the perfect royal life. That is, until she is forced out of her home by a mysterious assassin.
With only the clothes on her back and the tiara on her head, Arabella flees from her castle in the dead of winter. As a last resort for shelter, Arabella takes up work in a laundry mill with seven other women. The once adored princess is now subjected to sleeping in piles of dirty laundry, but at least she is hidden. Well, she hopes so…
In the midst of her deadly game of hide-and-seek, she discovers that her kingdom is endangered by her absence. With the help of a dashing captain, a quirky noble, and her seven new companions, she must protect both her life and her kingdom. Will Arabella learn what true beauty is as she navigates her new life as a nameless commoner? While evil builds and secrets unfold, there may be more than her heart that’s poisoned.

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Unravel A Mystery – May 18, 2022

Join us with authors Elizabeth Lavender, D.C. Gomez, and Maggie Smith.

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Elizabeth Lavender, author of “The Spinning of Deception: Book 1 of the Sunspear Series” – Eighteen-year-old Dante refuses to let evil conquer the galaxy. And the fact that his own father acts as the instrument of a dark lord’s unrelenting destruction only makes it harder. But when Dante learns a mysterious warrior has strange visions of his family, he discovers she may hold the key to defeating his father. As sinister attacks threaten more and more planets, he fears their purpose is to prepare for an ultimate showdown. But with clues scarce and the girl’s mission to help him turn deadly, Dante might be running out of time before those he swore to protect are doomed. Can the young hero unravel the mystery and win freedom for the universe? The Spinning of Deception is the enthralling first book in the Sunspear science fiction/fantasy series. If you like epic tales of the battle against darkness, intriguing characters, and dangerous adventures, then you’ll love Elizabeth Lavender’s star-spanning saga.

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D.C. Gomez, author of “A Desperate Cat Lady: The Cat Lady Book 2” – A boring life is not in Angela’s future, with her being a black market guns dealer. Tripping over a dead body is now bringing a lot more attention from law enforcement than she cares to have. If only she could get control of the Silver Hair Gang, and their quest to find the killer themselves. Angela is running out of time to secure her next arms deal, and save her family from an unknown killer. A Desperate Cat Lady is book two in the Contemporary Humorous Fiction series The Cat Lady. Angela’s life drastically changed when she transitioned from a depressed cat lady to arms dealer. Now she is willing to take on the world to protect her family and her empire.

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Maggie Smith, author of “Truth and Other Lies”Megan Barnes’ life is in free fall. After losing both her job as a reporter and her boyfriend in the same day, she retreats to Chicago and moves in with Helen, her over-protective mother. Before long, the two are clashing over everything from pro-choice to #MeToo, not to mention Helen’s run for U.S. Congress, which puts Megan’s career on hold until after the election. Desperate to reboot her life, Megan gets her chance when an altercation at a campus rally brings her face-to-face with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jocelyn Jones, who offers her a job on her PR team. Before long, Megan is pulled into the heady world of fame and glamour her charismatic new mentor represents. Until an anonymous tweet brings it all crashing down. To salvage Jocelyn’s reputation, Megan must locate the online troll and expose the lies. But when the trail leads to blackmail, and circles back to her own mother, Megan realizes if she pulls any harder on this thread, what should have been the scoop of her career could unravel into a tabloid nightmare. Readers who love Jodi Picoult’s topical plot twists and Liane Moriarty’s character-driven novels will devour this fast-paced tale of three women whose lives converge as one fights a devastating accusation, another campaign for a contested seat in Congress, and one, the young reporter with ties to both, navigates the tricky line between secrets and lies.

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Uncovering Secrets – May 11, 2022

Join us with authors Michael Camarillo, Nathan Tudor and Raven Oak.

Michael Camarillo, author of “Keeper 829: Book 1 of The Keeper Program”In 2098, a shadowy organization called The Institution governs a harmonious collective society. The new, faithless world is a veritable Eden. Or is it? Nesha Gray looks human but she’s not… A letter and a stranger thrust Nesha into a darker reality where humans are a crop for reaping. In a world of betrayal, deception, and genetic engineering, Nesha finds her purpose isn’t what she thought. Only questions remain… Who is coming? Are humans worth saving? Who are the real enemies?

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Nathan Tudor, author of “The Empire’s Lion: The Imperial Adept Book 1”As an Adept, Reiva blasts fire from her hands and leaps over walls. But when her first solo mission leaves her half-dead amidst a heap of massacred allies, she gets just one chance at redemption. The Empire orders her to crush the one kingdom she thought she would never see again: Talynis, the land of her birth, the land she left in chains. Standing in her way is the Wolf, a vicious assassin hell-bent on killing Adepts—and a single cut from his cursed blade will destroy Reiva’s magic forever. Even if she can survive, victory may come at a price too high to pay…

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Raven Oak, author of “Amaskan’s Blood: Book 1 in the Boahim Series” – Her name was Adelei. She was a master in her field, one of the feared Order of Amaska. Those who were a danger to the Little Dozen Kingdoms wound up dead by her hand. The Order sends her deep into the Kingdom of Alexander, away from her home in Sadai, and into the hands of the Order’s enemy. The job is nothing short of a suicide mission, one serving no king, no god, and certainly not Justice. With no holy order to protect her, she tumbles dagger-first into the Boahim Senate’s political schemes and finds that magic is very much alive and well in the Little Dozen Kingdoms. While fighting to unravel the betrayal surrounding the royal family of Alexander, she finds her entire past is a lie, right down to those she called family. They say the truth depends on which side of the sword one stands. But they never said what to do when all the swords are pointing at you.

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May the Fourth Be With You – May 4, 2022

Please join us with authors Rabbi Dr. Barry DOV Schwartz and Gerald Everett Jones.

Rabbi Dr. Barry DOV Schwartz, author of “A Man of Spirit: A Rabbi Navigates a Half-Century of Sweeping Change” – A rabbi must at times go along with the spirit and the winds of society, but at the same time be prepared to go against those winds. Ultimately a rabbi must be a bridge and remain both steadfast and flexible. This philosophical position is a delicate balance that means a rabbi must cultivate a keen awareness of who they are as well as their changing circumstances. A rabbi should be at once spirited, spiritual, empathetic, sympathetic, full of compassion, but always true to his calling, no matter the consequence. Above all, a rabbi must also have the qualities described in Numbers 27:18. A leader must be “ish asher ruach bo,” a man who harbors the spirit of the Almighty deep within him. This requires wisdom, piety, courage, and most of all, an unyielding love for the people he serves. This memoir describes such a rabbi, Rabbi Barry Dov Schwartz, a man of spirit.

 

Gerald Everett Jones, author of “Harry Harambee’s Kenyan Sundowner” – A lonely widower from Los Angeles buys a tour package to East Africa on the promise of hookups and parties. What he finds instead are new reasons to live. Aldo Barbieri, a slick Italian tour operator, convinces Harry to join a group of adventuresome “voluntourists.” In a resort town on the Indian Ocean, Harry doesn’t find the promised excitement with local ladies. But in the supermarket, he meets Esther Mwemba, a demure widow who works as a bookkeeper. The attraction is strong and mutual, but Harry gets worried when he finds out that Esther and Aldo have a history. They introduce him to Victor Skebelsky, rumored to be the meanest man in town. Skebelsky has a plan to convert his grand colonial home and residential compound into a rehab center – as a tax dodge. The scheme calls for Harry to head up the charity. He could live like a wealthy diplomat and it won’t cost him a shilling! Harry has to come to terms with questions at the heart of his character: Is corruption a fact of life everywhere? Is all love transactional?

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Finding Yourself – April 27, 2022

Join us with authors John Wells, Brendan O’Gara and Lori O’Gara.

 

John W. Wells III, author of “The Last Angel Warrior: The Kalib Andrews Chronicles Book 1”Kalib Andrews leads a typical teen life. He loves his job at the local diner, his childhood bestie keeps things lively with his conspiracy theories, and a girl he likes at school may actually be interested in him. Yet, Kalib is anything but typical. In fact, he has no idea who he really is—a point he would not argue since he knows he’s adopted. But when those he is supposed to trust turn out to want him dead to fulfill an ancient prophecy. He is thrust into a war a thousand years in the making- and is forced to face his destiny.

 

 

Brendan and Lori O’Gara, authors of “The Travelers’ Song”Life is the most powerful of all forces in the universe. It will survive any obliteration. Life on Earth, unforgiving and beautifully dangerous, is not the same as it was four thousand years ago. Technology-dependent humans lost control and as a result, almost destroyed themselves. In this age, knowledge is currency. Technology is magic. Evolution prevails. A group of travelers on a mission of the Seven Kingdoms in search of the greatest food of the lands. It is a covert mission. They are spies searching out the remnants of technology for the self-proclaimed Emperor. Together they must face the evil that lurks in this world of unknown risks to find the good that remains.

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Happy Spring! – April 13, 2022

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Please join us with authors Jon Cronshaw and Gabriella Balcom.

Jon Cronshaw, author of “Dawn of Assassins”Two friends. A master assassin. One deadly choice. Fedor and Lev are thieves…not killers. They lead a desperate life in the tunnels of Nordturm, conning and stealing to buy their next meal. But when an assassin recruits them against their will, they are forced into a life they do not want and cannot escape. If they leave, they will die. But if they stay, they must kill. Can they survive the master’s relentless evaluation? Is loyalty stronger than the will to live? Will their friendship last the ordeal? From the best-selling author of The Ravenglass Chronicles, comes a new thrilling adventure featuring a new cast of unforgettable characters. Start reading today, because these unlikely heroes have a story you won’t be able to put down.

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Gabriella Balcom, author of “On the Wings of Ideas” – Some authors have a range so wide and a scope so varied that it’s difficult to ‘pin them down’ in a few words. Best-selling author Gabriella Balcom can write science fiction, fantasy, children’s literature, literary fiction, poetry, horror, humour, romance and more — and you’ll find all of the above in this eclectic collection of tales, including the award-winning ‘Mouses and Rats Cot Reel Cheep!’ and the story ‘Nun or Not?’ featured in Clarendon House Publications’ special Gold anthology which presented the best short stories of 2017/2018.

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Join Us On a Mystery Ride – March 30, 2022

Meet Jennifer Tempest, author of “The Cardinal War,” Alexander R. Davis, author of “Omeron: The Hero’s Chronicle Book 1,” and Anat Eliraz, author of “Jewels of Smoky Quartz.”

 

Jennifer Tempest, author of “The Cardinal War” – With no known heir to the Empire, four conflicting noble families will use whatever means necessary to claim power for themselves, but only one can become the next ruler. While the nobles fight amongst themselves, some people of the Empire struggle to survive.

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Anat Eliraz, author of “Jewels of Smoky Quartz” – She is just an ordinary woman – an emergency room nurse who practices martial arts in her free time. Teleported into a harsh, strange world and sold into slavery to the fighters’ ring of Tur’an, she must use her wit and skills to survive. On the brink of death, she wakes up in a strange room – only to meet one of her captors. Now, he acts as her protector. Together they leave the city, but their journey will confront them with their own fears and deepest secrets. And through it all, she finds solace in an old tune. Not knowing yet how it will impact her life – and the lives of everyone else.

 

Alexander R. Davis, author of “Omeron: The Hero’s Chronicle Book 1” – “If you could stop all of this, would you?” the hero asked. Randrum knelt before the hero, who was adorned in his bloodstained armor. That armor had once been bright and gleaming, but no longer. Randrum only lifted his eyes, too weak to stand. He hardly noticed the blood-red snow, or the still bodies around them, which he himself would soon join. “Of course, I would… but it’s too late,” Randrum said before going into a fit of coughing. Once he recovered somewhat he raised his eyes to meet the hero’s gaze. “No one can turn back the hands of time….” The hero crouched down before Randrum, still holding his gaze. “But what if one could?” Randrum licked his lips. The blood loss must have been getting to him. He actually considered the question, even though it was impossible. “If it were… possible… I would sacrifice anything to change this.” The hero smiled and held out his hand. “That’s the right answer.” Randrum hesitated, then reached for that hand. If a murderer was given the choice between death and becoming a hero, something so contrary to everything they know, would they? Even if they did, could they actually change? Could they fight their nature and become a true hero?

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Join Us On An Adventure! – March 23, 2022

Join us with authors Carly Furino, Bill Schoening, and Danielle Scott.

Carly Furino, author of “Libby The Ladybug Learns Helpfulness” – Libby the Ladybug is a sweet and loving little ladybug who wonders why she does not have any spots on her back like the rest of her ladybug friends. She tries to earn spots but doesn’t quite get it right. The funny thing is, when Libby doesn’t try so hard, amazing things happen! Enjoy the adventures of Libby the Ladybug and see the wonderful lesson of helpfulness that she learns along the way.

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Bill Schoening, author of “Stories, Sports, and Songs” – Long before he hit the big time as the play-by-play voice of the Texas Longhorns and San Antonio Spurs, sportscaster Bill Schoening paid lots of dues. “Stories, Sports, and Songs” is a collection of 101 tales that chronicle Schoening’s unlikely and often humorous radio journey. It started with the childhood dream of a 4th grader in inner-city Philadelphia and continued to small market stations in rural areas of Central Illinois and West Texas. Along the way, he wrote melodies and lyrics about his life experiences. Schoening’s broadcasting career now spans over four decades, and he has spent half of those years with the Spurs, describing four NBA titles during his 21 seasons.

 

Danielle Scott, author of “Nice Girl” – Chloe finds herself in the South of France during peak summer season. Unlike everyone around her, she isn’t there for the glitz and glamour of a summer vacation in the Cote D’Azur. What brought her there? What is she running from? Follow Chloe’s story as it takes her from one Mediterranean summer locale to another. Can she outrun whatever she’s left behind in New York before it catches up to her?

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! – March 16, 2022

Join us with authors Jay Willis, Jamie McFarlane, and Gerald Everett Jones.

Jay Willis, author of “Dream of the Sphere: The Sphere Saga Book 1”Dashira Eisenheart takes ultimate comfort in her community. So she’s thrilled when her brother ascends to the coveted order chosen to protect the world from safely sealed-away, millennia-old, dangerous magic. But her faith in her beloved parents’ loyalty cracks after she spies her mother sneaking about town to meet with the enemy. Striving to stay focused on her own academic studies, Dashira becomes caught in family tensions that soon reach a boiling point. And as her father’s Brotherhood and her mother’s rebel group head toward a cataclysmic clash, the young seeker finds herself trapped by conflicting choices. Will she face her fears and accept her role in a grand destiny? Dream of the Sphere is the intricate first entry in the expansive The Sphere Saga epic fantasy series. If you like gargantuan conflicts, jaw-dropping twists, and deep explorations of humanity’s beliefs, you’ll love Jay S. Willis’s hard-hitting tale.

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Jamie McFarlane, author of “Junkyard Pirate”Vietnam vet Albert Jenkins is battling a bulging waistline and a passion for drink. So when a towering pile of scrap rocket parts falls and crushes the stubborn curmudgeon, he thinks it’s finally the end. But just as he’s about to take one final breath, a snarky alien parasite offers him a deal: his life in return for sharing his body. With a little coaxing from his new pop-culture-loving inner resident, AJ’s broken carcass improves so much that even an old flame is impressed. But his bright outlook fizzles when he discovers he’s at ground zero of a galactic conspiracy to strip Earth of precious resources humans don’t even know exist. Can the unlikely partners join forces and use AJ’s rusty military skills to raise the alarm? Or, will the alien invaders put him down once and for all? Junkyard Pirate is the first book in an imaginative space opera series. If you like grizzled soldiers, clever twists and turns, and intergalactic tactical pairings, then you’ll love Jamie McFarlane’s fast-paced alien adventure.

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Gerald Everett Jones, author of “Preacher Raises the Dead” – Guest preacher and part-time investigator Evan Wycliff reluctantly takes on the role of full-time minister and walks straight into more responsibility and trouble than he can handle. He attends to a near-death experience, late-stage dementia, long-term coma, and consequences of the pandemic. His old nemesis investment banker Stuart Shackleton is back — and claims to be converted! Shackleton’s money sustains a critical-care medical breakthrough, the building of a new church, and a career boost for Evan as a celebrity evangelist. Are these thrilling transformations part of a divine plan, or has Evan sold his soul?

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Finding Your Spirit Animal – March 9, 2022

Meet Wayne Turmel, author of “Johnny Lycan & The Anubis Disk,” M.E. Saladino, author of “The Love Letter Ghost” and Desiree Scott, author of “Crescent Vendetta.”

 

M.E. Saladino, author of “The Love Letter Ghost” – Born over a century ago in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Alexander Sullivan knew hardship having survived poverty, physical abuse, and the Spanish flu pandemic. Above all he knew the power of love. In The Love Letter Ghost, Alex reaches through the ages to expresses that primal emotion the only way his unearthly form is able, by channeling his spirit through a fountain pen he once owned in 1908. Now in the hands of New York novelist, Conrad “Mac” MacConnell, the enchanted pen becomes Mac’s ally enabling him to write heart-wrenching love letters to his fiancée, Angela Russo, after she breaks their engagement. Problem is they’re inexplicably written in flowing calligraphy and poetic language of the early 1900s by a ghost who insists on sticking his nebulous nose in Mac’s love life—a ghost with a hidden agenda. To complicate matters further, Angie’s Italian grandfather gets kicked out of his retirement home and moves in with the Russo family. The pasta hits the fan when Gramps hatches a scheme to reunite the couple enlisting Angie’s sister, Marie, and a neighbor’s ornery pet, Tiny—a small dog with a big attitude—that Gramps bribes into submission with enough pepperoni to give The Pope agida. Just as Mac’s letters begin to work their magic, Angie’s childhood nemesis, Bianca Lombardi, heiress to the Lombardi crime family fortune, pounces on their break-up as the opportunity she’s been waiting for and makes a move on Mac. Gramps’ plan would’ve worked if Angie didn’t catch Bianca with her arms wrapped around Mac like a starving anaconda. Now it’s up to Marie and Gramps to clean up the mess he’s made while Mac and the meddling ghostwrite love letters to Angie.

Wayne Turmel, author of “Johnny Lycan & The Anubis Disk”Johnny Lupul is riding high. He’s got a PI license, a concealed carry permit, his first big payday and a monster of a secret. After rescuing a bookie’s daughter from Russian mobsters, the newbie PI catches the attention of a rich, mysterious client. At first, it’s easy money. After all, magic isn’t real and those “occult” objects have to be fakes. But while chasing an ancient relic, an obsessed enemy from his past emerges. Johnny learns that the world is much stranger—and more dangerous—than he ever suspected. Malignant forces dwell in Egyptian artifacts, Romani superstition is fact, and being a werewolf may be the most normal thing he has to face on this case.

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Desiree Scott, author of “Crescent Vendetta” – Wolf-shifter Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting right is just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession. Travis Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar fate; wakes up to find that his life is about to be irreparably changed by the fierce she-wolf in the next cage. Can they put aside old rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive and escape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and betrayals waiting for them on the outside?