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Inside the Book:
The Early Years
Title: The Early Years
Author: Rachel G. Carrington
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Biography
Format: Ebook/Paperback

Author Rachel G. Carrington lays no claim to lofty jobs, higher education, nor grand accomplishments except for a love-filled, multifaceted, family-oriented, poverty-to-plenty life. In The Early Years, the first in a series, she shares her story.

As a young teenager, just entering high school in the small town of Denton, Kentucky, Carrington planned to attend college and become a teacher. With coursework geared toward college attendance, she was offered a lucrative scholarship that would help her to attain her goal. However, it took only a single event to send her down a different path. She met a returned World War II veteran who was attempting to pick up the pieces after finding his marriage in irreparable shambles and his children gone. As he struggled, Carrington was there, and they pulled together to clear the many hurdles before them.

In this memoir, she tells the story of their journey and how their love and dedication for each other kept moving them forward. Filled with the joys, disappointments, and struggles of a couple, The Early Years narrates how the love of the heavenly Father was the continuous thread that bound Carrington’s life together.

 

Meet the Author:

Rachel G. Carrington, a transplanted Kentuckian, is a widow, mother of seven and grandmother to three generations. Included with her many other interests, she spends much of her time writing and lives in Hamilton, Ohio and in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

 

Giveaway

Rachel is  giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

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  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins May 23 and ends on June 3.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on June 4.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Inside the Book:

Title: A World Between
Author: Robert Herzog
Publisher: Story Plant
Genre: Literary Fiction
Format: Ecopy/Paperback

Parts of the world have disappeared. For a while, nobody notices. Or cares. But as an increasing number of voids disrupt the fabric of reality, threatening the foundation of our world, they propel some of the greatest minds on the planet to determine what force, godlike or human, is behind the change. Now they must race to stop a dread emptiness before it leads to global oblivion.

A breathtaking novel that thrills on both an epic and human scale, A WORLD BETWEEN is an adventure at the frontiers of consciousness, where fractal geometry, quantum physics, and politics collide to create a story unlike any you’ve ever read.

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Meet the Author

 

Robert M. Herzog has had his stories and poems published in Solstice Literary Magazine, Toasted Cheese, Downstate Story Magazine, Straylight Literary Arts Magazine, and South Jersey Underground. He was a physics major until he read Nietzsche, a political philosopher turned entrepreneur dealing with the major issues of our time, from energy and environment to technology and health care, a Brooklyn boy who’s climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and remembers the taste of the first (and subsequent) great wine he drank.

 

Tour Schedule

Tuesday, May 24 – Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge
Wednesday, May 25 – Book featured at Bound 2 Escape
Thursday, May 26 – Interviewed at The Review From Here
Friday, May 27 – Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom
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Monday, June 6 – Book reviewed at The Recipe Fairy
Tuesday, June 7 – Guest blogging at The Noise Beneath the Apple
Wednesday, June 8 – Book featured at Booklover Sue
Thursday, June 9 – Guest blogging at Mythical Books
Friday, June 10 – Interviewed at Literal Exposure
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Monday, June 13 – Guest blogging at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, June 14 – Interviewed at As the Page Turns
Wednesday, June 15 – Book featured at Harmonious Publicity
Thursday, June 16 – Book reviewed at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, June 17 – Interviewed at Straight From the Authors Mouth
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Monday, June 20 – Book featured at A Taste of My Mind
Tuesday, June 21 – Book reviewed at The Recipe Fairy
Wednesday, June 22 – Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Thursday, June 23 – Book featured at A Title Wave
Friday, June 24 – Guest blogging at Voodoo Princess
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Monday, June 27 – Book featured at Mello and June, It’s a Book Thing
Tuesday, June 28 – Book featured at The Literary Nook
Wednesday, June 29 – Book featured at Bent Over Bookwords
Thursday, June 30 – Book featured at Book Cover Junkie
Friday, July 1 – Book reviewed at 3 Partners in Shopping
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Monday, July 4 – B00k featured at From Paperback to Leatherbound
Tuesday, July 5 – Guest blogging at Write and Take Flight
Wednesday, July 6 – Book featured at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic
Thursday, July 7 – Book featured at The Hype and the Hoopla
Friday, July 8 – Guest blogging at My Bookish Pleasures
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Monday, July 11 – Book reviewed at Deal Sharing Aunt
Tuesday, July 12 – Book featured at All Inclusive Retort
Wednesday, July 13 – Book featured at Stormy Vixen Book Reviews
Thursday, July 14 – Book featured at Inkslinger’s Opus
Friday, July 15 – Guest blogging at The Revolving Bookshelf
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Inside the Book:
Memoir of a Journey with Mental Illness
Title: Memoir of a Journey with Mental Illness

Author: M.S. Burke

Publisher: iUniverse

Genre: Biography

Format: Ebook

M.S. Burke was only nineteen years old when she inexplicably tried to kill herself.

It made no sense: She lived a privileged life of yacht clubs, tennis lessons, private schools, and summers in Canada. If you named it, she had it, including an incredible family-with three sisters she adored and two loving, supportive parents.

Many years later, she still starts each day with the same question: “Will today be the day that I have another breakdown?”

At least she was able to make sense of her feelings after being diagnosed with manic depression, and she shares how she’s coped with the condition in this inspirational memoir.

With one out of every four people suffering from some form of mental illness, one of the most critical lessons she learned is that if you want to achieve anything in life, you must overcome its stigma.

From her diagnosis to her hospitalizations, she reveals how she’s refused to let her affliction define what she can and cannot do with the support of family, friends, and psychiatric professionals in Memoir of A Journey with Mental Illness: Treading Water.

Meet the Author:

 

M.S. Burke teaches reading and has a master’s degree in special education. She lives in Florida with her two children and her love, Tina.

Giveaway

M.S. is  giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins May 23 and ends on June 3.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on June 4.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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Massacre of Innocents

 

 

Inside the Book:
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Title: A Massacre of Innocents
Author: Loren Abbey & Pamela Zibura
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: True Crime/Murder
Format: Ebook

In 1952 on a highway in the small Northern California mountain village of Chester, a local businessman and four small children are carjacked, robbed and savagely bludgeoned. Three of the children are killed.

A year earlier, a Folsom gold mine operator had been murdered in a home break-in robbery attempt and five months after the Chester murders, the quiet Southern California city of Burbank is rocked when, during another home break-in, an elderly widow is found bound, gagged and brutally murdered in her own home.

Thus begins the terrifying chronicle of the Mountain Murder Mob’s deadly rampage up, down and through the Golden State—from the gritty back alleyways of the Los Angeles suburbs to the forested foothills of the Northern Sierras—a gang of ruthless killers ply their murderous trade by preying on society’s most vulnerable citizens.

And behind the scenes, the victims’ young wife and mother copes with the grief of a life turned upside down after her heartbreaking loss. Struggling to build a new life for herself and for what now remains of her devastated family, she leans on her unwavering faith and a deep reservoir of inner strength.

A Massacre of Innocents is the previously untold true story of the Mountain Murder Mob’s horrific crimes and how they ultimately paid for those crimes.

 

Meet the Author:

Loren Abbey has been a prolific blogger and contributor to a number of periodicals and trade journals. A former Silicon Valley executive, he is now retired, residing in Roseville, California.

Pamela Zibura is a successful realtor and mother of four grown children, She resides with her husband Tony, in South Carolina near the historic antebellum city of Charleston. A Massacre of Innocents is her first book.

 

 

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Inside the Book:

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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.

 

Giveaway

Lim is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins May 23 and ends on June 3.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on June 4.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Inside the Book:
Title: Musings of a Mad Scientist
Author: David Gretch
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Philosophy/Mind and Body
Format: Ebook/Paperback

What if human nature, in its most primal and innocent stage, is kind and gentle? What if despite the hostility, deception, and corruption of the moment, we earthlings are in fact spirit beings capable of reversion to our innate condition of being a kind and gentle species? If such a synchronous evolutionary leap in consciousness is possible, then past rules can be overlooked as newer and more positive perspectives emerge.

Musings of a Mad Scientist attempts to revive an old conversation about what it is to be human, and it peers into our inner world, our inner sanctuary, and the inner quiet-something that scientists don’t speak too much about. It explores these questions and answers with passion and a belief in God-something else scientists are not encouraged to do-and it prompts us to fight the exploitation and adverse social conditioning that results in the pestilence of weakness, disease, and economic turmoil. In the mad doctor’s own words, “the arresting of adverse social conditioning is required for the solution of a nurturing, non-competitive global culture to optimally materialize.”

As the gentleness and kindness innate to our being reaches out with a mind of its own and yearns for a connection with like-minded humans, we can have the realization that we are all related in harmony with Mother Earth. This revival of the good spirit of humanity is about our inner selves, our outer connections, and how we should both understand ourselves and act as living, breathing spirits.

 

Meet the Author:

David Gretch has doctoral degrees in both medicine and microbiology, and after a successful career in medical research he has turned his critical attention toward society and what it means to be human. A native of Montana, he now resides within the damp yet spectacular forests of the Pacific Northwest.

 

 

Giveaway

David is  giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins May 23 and ends on June 3.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on June 4.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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Inside the Book:

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.

Giveaway

Darlene is giving away a $25 Gift Card!

 

Terms & Conditions:
  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive one $25 Gift Certificate to the e-retailer of your choice
  • This giveaway begins April 11 and ends on April 22.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on April 23.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!

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