Friday, September 28, 2012

Gatecrasher by Robert Young @Gatecrasherbook

Gatecrasher

When a shocking disturbance ends a housewarming party, the host, Daniel Campbell, can have no idea of the chain of events that are about to engulf his life.

Soon he discovers that an intruder has left behind something extraordinary, mysterious and of great value. Something that a lot of people want to get their hands on. And Daniel Campbell’s ordinary life begins to come apart.

Finding himself an inadvertent witness to a crime he knows nothing about and pursued and isolated, Campbell must rely on all his wits and resourcefulness to pick his way out of a deadly maze before all his options are exhausted. But which way do you run when you are running from everyone? And who do you trust when there’s nobody left?

 Twitter: @Gatecrasherbook

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Kitchen Addiction! Recipes by Lizz Lund @FunnyAuthor

Kitchen Addiction! Recipes

“Kitchen Addiction! Recipes!” contains excerpts from Lizz Lund's funny fiction, "Kitchen Addiction!" It features recipes created by her husband, Chef Andrew Mark, that correspond to the culinary mishaps and inventions by Lund’s characters.

Full of fun and festive recipes, you're sure to enjoy creating these tasty treats while you LOL at the highlighted dilemmas in “Kitchen Addiction!”

Author website: http://www.LizzLund.com           
@FunnyAuthor    


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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Faithful Warrior by Basil Sands @AlaskaBasil

Faithful Warrior

God forgives when we ask sincerely.
Men, not so much.
Self, even less.
And the Dead....never
Pastor Mike loves his family, and loves his flock. Life is good, but to get there he had to traverse a trail of blood. The faces that haunt his nightmares are no longer just specters, and a long thought dead enemy is about to unleash a very real hell.

Find out more about Basil Sands at his website.  This book is available as a free podcast.

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Reflections in Silhouette: Poems by T. L. Cooper @TLCooper1

Reflections in Silhouette: Poems

The journey for the truth of self offers the opportunity for triumph and failure. Often as we search for who we’re meant to be in life, we misplace ourselves for a little while. Even when we’re struggling to reconnect with our misplaced cores, we can’t help but be ourselves. Life is simply a journey to fill in the gaps, to find our truths, to become our best selves. When we embrace the all of who we are, we live richer, fuller lives and avoid being simply reflections in silhouette…

Author Website: www.tlcooper.com               
Twitter: @TLCooper1
Blog: www.writewithtlc.blogspot.com
Reviews Blog: www.reviewswithtlc.blogspot.com


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Narishkeit by Jasmine Schwartz

Narishkeit: Melissa Morris and the Meaning of Presidential Elections (MELISSA MORRIS DETECTIVE SERIES)

Heartbroken and alone, Melissa Morris is invited to volunteer for the Obama Campaign, headquartered in a lavish Central Park West penthouse. She finds purpose and energy and even a good-looking man who wants to date her. But nothing is as it seems, and when Melissa begins to discover the truth behind the campaign, she finds the cracks in the penthouse that no one wants her to see - in the people around her, in the motives driving the volunteers and most of all, in herself.


Author website: http://www.jasmineschwartz.com/

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Army of Me by N.Lamont Weaver

Army of Me

In this irreverent romp, Kevin Kelvin is a child prodigy with a dream of space exploration. However, life happens and it proves to be a bizarre, twisted path to space.
Through a series of improbable adventures including: becoming the world's first trillionaire, saving the last living band of Neanderthal, inventing a genetic therapy that restores youth, becoming the dictator of Namibia, founding his own country, reviving the abandoned Space Shuttle program, weaponizing lower Earth orbit, destroying Saudi Arabia, winning the Nobel Peace Prize, and developing an anti-gravity propulsion system, he is finally able to realize his dream and stand as the first man on Mars and the most powerful man on Earth.

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My Lady's Treasure by Catherine Kean

My Lady's Treasure

The moment widowed Lady Faye Rivellaux sees the tall, commanding warrior riding toward her, she senses the danger in him--a powerful sensuality that she has never experienced before, especially not in her marriage bed.  Fighting her unexpected desire, she clings to her promise to rescue the kidnapped little girl she loves as her own.  When he demands a ransom she cannot meet, she offers her one last hope: a gold cup.

Former crusading knight Brant Meslarches never expected the widow he was ordered to meet to be a tempting beauty.  Nor did he expect to see such a chalice.  Worth a small fortune, it's proof that a lost treasure of the legendary Celtic King Arthur does exist--as Brant's murdered brother believed.  Of all things, the lady has offered Brant the one means to redeem his terrible past.

He makes her a deal: he will help her find the little girl, if she will help him locate the treasure.  Faye is uneasy about an alliance with the handsome, scarred rogue, especially when he stirs up strong yearnings within her.  Yet, she has no other way to find the missing child. Risking all, she joins Brant's quest, and as the passion they've both denied flares between them, they find a treasure worth more than gold.

Awards for My Lady's Treasure:

* Reviewer's Choice Award, Love Romances
* Winner, Historical Category, Southern Magic RWA's 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
* Finalist, Romance Category, 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Author Website: http://www.catherinekean.com               
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/catherine.keanauthor

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

21 Ways to Save Time and Money Cooking Vegetarian Recipes by Shelley Lynne @vegcooking101

21 Ways to Save Time and Money Cooking Vegetarian Recipes (Ultimate Guide to Vegetarian Cooking) (Prices may change at any time. Before downloading, confirm that this book is still free. Some become Prime Eligible, with Prime, Kindle owners can choose from thousands of books to borrow for free.)

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A Christian Woman's Guide to Breaking Free from Pornography Shelley Hitz @womenandporn

A Christian Woman's Guide to Breaking Free from Pornography: It's Not Just a Guy's Problem

This book is a resource created in response to numerous pleas for help from young girls and women alike regarding their struggle with sexual addictions. Although it is one of the largest issues facing today's Church, pornography addiction is also one of the largest secrets in the Church, especially among women.

We aim to open the door to confession and conversation among women in the Body of Christ who feel as though they are alone in this struggle.

Within its chapters you will find...
  • Relevant statistics that demonstrate the influence of pornography in modern media
  • Encouraging testimonies from women who have overcome their addiction by the unfailing grace and mighty power of Christ
  • And various strategies for resisting temptation in order to break free from pornography. 
Overcoming sexual addiction is not an overnight process, but one that requires a commitment to die to selfish desires each and every day, and take on the nature and purity of Christ. If you take the information presented in this book to heart, you will find yourself well equipped for the journey.

For more information visit:  ChristianWomenandPorn.com
 
 
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Illuminate-Alive, She Cried by Jamie Haden @sippingbythesea

Illuminate-Alive, She Cried (Talisa Santiago)

Seventeen-year-old Talisa Santiago is the granddaughter of a shaman and going between two different worldly dimensions is something she realizes she is destined to do; however, what she doesn’t count on is what fate has in store for her. After surviving the first hurricane of the season on the island where she lives, Talisa learns her life is in grave danger. She must retreat immediately to live with a secretive clan of Indians on a remote reservation deep within the Great Smokey Mountains. Her blood brothers, three shifters who have the desires of both man and animal surround her, promising everlasting friendship and protection. However, the majestic mountains hold many secrets and danger lurks in the night. As Talisa falls prey to the evil tricksters that want her dead, she unleashes an untamed passion that may get them all killed.

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Bluff by Lenore Skomal @lmskomal

BLUFF

To the medical world, I was a host body, surviving only to bring a new life into the world. And while I wanted to die more than anything in the world, I never wanted this. No, I never wanted to cease to exist. This was the worst death of all.”
Jude Black lives in that in-between, twilight place teetering on death but clinging to life in order to bring her baby into this world. Only she knows the circumstances surrounding her mysterious fall off the bluff that landed her in the hospital being kept alive by medical intervention. Only she knows who the father of her baby is. In this poignantly crafted literary novel, the mystery unfolds and the suspense builds as the consequences of Jude’s decisions threaten to reveal everyone's deceptions, even her own. BLUFF offers a sensitive look at essential questions such as the value of human life, the consciousness of those in a coma and the morality of terminating life support. At the core is the story of a tragically misunderstood woman who finds peace, acceptance, understanding and even love on her deathbed.

Author website: http://www.lenoreskomal.com
Twitter: @lmskomal


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Chloe and the Half-World by Neon May

Chloe and the Half-World (Slumberland Station, Book 1)

Slumberland Station is an urban fantasy series for young adults aged 12 and up.

If her father finds out Chloe plays with ghosts after school, she’ll be grounded forever. Why? Because for Chloe, playing with ghosts means racing them from rooftop to rooftop across the Manhattan skyline. Not to worry; when you’re fourteen, you’re immortal, so what could possibly go wrong?

Well, let’s see…

Being asked by a ghost for directions and becoming the target of a seventeen-year-old assassin? Having to ride an actual ghost train and save a friend who never existed? How about befriending the scariest clowns you’ve ever met or learning your father may be a mad scientist and your life a lie?

Now Chloe is left with only one choice: enter the Half-World and seek out the truth that lies beyond reality—if there’s such a thing as reality, of course.

Author website: http://www.neonmay.com
The book website: http://www.slumberlandstation.com
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SlumberlandStation

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Life Before Death by Matt Frend

Life Before Death

There’s something you need to know - there's more to life than living. A road trip across the wilds of the Northern Territory, Australia, is a spirited ride through late-twentieth century Australian counter culture. Then an event occurs which gives an insight into the other side of life itself, and provides a message. A message which resolves the ultimate unknown – why are we here?

Author's Blog: http://bookblogs.ning.com/profile/MattFrend 
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/matt.frend


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Ethan Justice by Simon Jenner

Ethan Justice: Origins - Part Action. Part Adventure. All Hero. (Ethan Justice Books)

He's a new kind of hero. Join him for his very first adventure.

John Smith's life is dull and uneventful. Despite a privileged upbringing and education, he is an underachiever of the highest calibre. When Smith wakes up with Savannah Jones, an escort provided by his best friend, Mark Bradshaw, his life is changed forever. Eager to pay Jones, to avoid her pimp breaking his legs, he confronts his friend for the money - but there is one small problem - Bradshaw is dead. But what was the murderer after?

Fisher has lost his job and wants payback. Bradshaw had the one weapon that could grant him the ultimate revenge but torture hadn’t loosened his tongue. Smith and Jones are dragged into Fisher’s grand plot to destroy the bureaucrats responsible for taking the one job where his lust for murder was an asset. No longer part of the elite SAS, Fisher's licence to kill is revoked. With only vengeance and an unnatural lust for his sister on his mind, Fisher will relish the destruction of anyone that stands in his way.

Jones, an escort for less than a day, must pay her pimp a thousand pounds or be sold to an interested third party with highly unsavoury tastes. Jones needs Smith to pay the money and Smith needs Jones to... well he's not quite sure, but he clearly likes having her around. Together, armed with nothing but their wits, they become the pawns of an anti-terrorist agency in a plan to capture Fisher before he exacts a revenge that will take thousands of innocent lives.

Can the underachiever become the hero, save the day and get the girl? Find out in this dark story of murder, deceit, lust and revenge. It's a fun and wild ride into a disturbing world.

Author website: http://simonjenner.com/               
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SimonJennerAuthor

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Run, River Currents by Ginger Marcinkowski @Grm55Grm

Run, River Currents

As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic Church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. “You’ll never be dead enough,” she whispered. “Never.”

Determined to recover from the hands of a father who sexually abused her and an emotionally distant mother, twenty-seven-year-old Emily Evans seeks the peace she’d lost in her youth. Yet, shattered by the betrayal of those she was taught to respect and love, she fears that she may never overcome the devastating effects of generations of abuse. Will she ever let herself truly open up to the power of unconditional love?

Set in the rich backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, Run, River Currents is inspired by a true story of abuse, pain, and the struggle to find healing and forgiveness.

Website: www.noveltravelers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/writer.ginger.marcinkowski
Twitter: @grm55grm


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What Doesn't Kill You by Simon Wilson

What Doesn't Kill You: A Boarding School Memoir

I was sent away. I was scared. I was eight years old.

'What Doesn’t Kill You' is a sometimes sad, sometimes horrific and sometimes humorous account of my first year at boarding school beginning in September 1971.

In the days before the abolishment of corporal punishment, this expensive school found many opportunities to wield slippers, canes, plimsolls or just hard flat hands for the slightest of reasons. By today’s standards it would be called barbaric. Did we suffer? - Yes we did. Did we behave? - Mostly. Did we learn? – You bet we did!

This was a strict regime where if you didn’t have friends, your life was a living hell; where telling tales would get your lights punched out; where talking after lights out resulted in six of the best on your bare behind with a hard-soled slipper; where talking back to teachers meant you couldn’t sit down for hours. This was my home.

The food was bad. Bullying was rife. Beatings were the norm.

Welcome to boarding school!

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Juicing Joy by Oran Kangas @orankangas

Juicing Joy: With Fruits, Berries And Melons (Juicing Joy: The Natural Way To Health, Healing and Happiness)

Learn:

  • The multitude of health benefits

  • Exactly how to juice

  • How to choose your own juicer

  • Great 5 minute juicer recipes

  • The easy, all-natural way to regain health.
Author's website: http://orankangas.com
Twitter: @orankangas
FaceBook: http://facebook.com/oran.kangas
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/orankangas
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/158850"

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February The Fifth by Derek Haines @Derek_Haines

February The Fifth (The Glothic Tales)

February The Fifth - The First Glothic Tale

(The trilogy of 'The Glothic Tales' is now available on Kindle in one huge ebook. Search for 'The Glothic Tales' and get all three books at a discount.)

February The Fifth
A young fool becomes king and quickly discovers he has some very nasty enemies. Particularly the ones who are shooting at him.

In a remarkable turn of events, a young man with a lot definitely not going for him, somehow manages to come to terms with a startling reality. He has to grow up. Being handicapped by not only having rather nasty acne and an odd eye impediment, he also has to suffer the fact that his name is February. Or at best, Feb to his very limited number of friends.

While not at all wishing to rush into this startling new reality, circumstances and a few elbow nudges from his very protective elder sister ensure that his ‘not at all wishing’ turns out to be a complete waste of time. Thrust totally and altogether unwillingly into a position of authority by early afternoon, February finds himself with a new appendage tacked on to the end his name.

The Fifth. The new and very authoritative part of his name.

Of course, as is the case in all such rapid and thrusting types of promotion to positions of power, there will be those who are not happy about it. In February’s case however, he finds that in fact these those amount to just about everyone apart from his three sisters.

Undaunted by this reality, Feb accepts his new responsibility and by early evening sets about getting himself into a real tangle. His only true achievement being that he discovers that quite a few of these those who weren’t so happy, are in fact really very upset about the whole Fifth appendage deal. By bedtime, he thinks he is in trouble.

Before lunchtime the next day, he is sure.

The Glothic Tales Trilogy: February The Fifth is the first book in the Glothic Tales trilogy and is followed by HAL in book two and Septimity in book three. Enjoy all three comic science fiction adventures or search for 'The Glothic Tales' to get all three books in one Kindle ebook.

Website: www.derekhaines.ch
Book Site: http://www.derekhaines.ch/Books/February/february.html
Twitter: @Derek_Haines




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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Big Sick Heart by Mike Markel @mikemarkel

Big Sick Heart: A Detectives Seagate and Miner Mystery

Police Detective Karen Seagate is having a rough time with her family, the police department, and her drinking. A high-profile murder that has the Chief breathing down her neck is not what she needs, especially with a brand new partner just promoted from uniform rank. Still, Seagate intends to track down the killer. The victim, Arlen Hagerty, created plenty of enemies as he clawed his way to the top of his Soul Savers organization. The organization's founder, whom Hagerty shoved out of the way, Hagerty's wife, his mistress, his debate partner, and the politician he was blackmailing--all had reason to wish him dead. But who would kill a man who was dying anyway? Author Mike Markel creates a compelling mystery with intriguing and conflicted characters in his first novel.

Author's website: mikemarkel.com
Twitter: @mikemarkel



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Red Island by Martin MacDermot @MartinMacDermot

Red Island

"It was a drug deal gone wrong. It was a kidnapping gone wrong. It was the IRA, Provisional or Continuity, Real or unreal, whatever you're having yourself. It was a jealous husband. It was a jilted girl friend. It was a gay murder-suicide pact gone wrong. Or only half right.
It was bullshit and horse manure, every bit of it. Jesus, it was only a matter of time before someone blamed it on the banks.
Maybe that I could believe."

They say you should never go back. Nobody told Duggan.

More than twenty years after leaving Ireland for New York, John Duggan returns to the north Dublin seaside town of Skerries, haunted by a terrible secret and seeking a second chance. But when a young man is found brutally murdered on Red Island, Duggan finds himself drawn into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

It is a game that could cost him his last chance at redemption - and maybe even his life.

Twitter: @martinmacdermot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/martin.macdermot
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Island/434927886530073

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How To Lose Belly Fat in 8 weeks by Howard Standring @PTMarbella

How To Lose Belly Fat in 8 weeks. A step by step cardio program to burn off stubborn fat

Lots of us are doing regular exercise and watching what we eat but struggling to lose stubborn body fat whether it be on the belly, hips or thighs. This is because we don´t actually understand how we burn fat and how to force the body to burn more fat through proper planning of our exercise and diet. This 8 week program is a step by step plan that shows you exactly how to set up your diet and combine this with the right type of cardio training so that your body has no option to burn fat. If you are stuck in a rut or want to transform your body for an upcoming holiday, social occasion or milestone birthday this program will get you as lean as you desire if you are willing to put in the work and do what it takes.

 Website – http://energiafitness.com
Twitter: @PTMarbella

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Coincidences by Maria Savva @Maria_Savva

Coincidences

Secrets, lies and coincidences abound in this story of a young girl looking for her father. Alice, now twenty-one years old, is determined to find her father who left home when she was just a baby, despite a warning from her mother that she should not look for him. Her mother's secretiveness over the subject is because of the guilt she feels about keeping the truth from Alice. It will take all of Alice's courage to persevere in her search. There are doubts and uncertainties at every turn. Coincidences is a story about following your dreams and staying on the path no matter how difficult the circumstances may become.

  Author website http://www.mariasavva.com
  Twitter: @Maria_Savva



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Interview with Ginger Marcinkowski @Grm55Grm

The Digital Ink Spot interviewed Ginger Marcinkowski. Marcinkowski was born in northern Maine along the Canadian border, a location that plays a prominent role in Run, River Currents.Her debut novel, Run, River Currents, was a 2012 semifinalist in the Association of Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Genesis Awards.
Ginger has been a public speaker and visiting lecturer for many years. She has been a professional reader for the James Jones First Novel Award ($10,000 prize) and is currently a judge for the East-West Writer's Contest. Her works have been awarded honorable mentions, and she has placed in several writing contests. She is looking forward to writing full-time in 2013.


The Digital Ink Spot: You say you are following your dream now. What brought about the change?
Ginger Marcinkowski: It’s the same story you hear from a lot of women. I wanted to support my husband and my son during the years they went to school. It was never a priority for me to have an education, and we both worked toward his career. The choices we made together in our youth included traveling. It was how I learned about the world and was my education. But writing was always in me, and the desire for a formal education to help me learn the craft of writing was something I really had wanted from a young age. Now I’m more mature and realize that the support I gave was not always the support I got in return. Not on purpose, mind you, but no one expected that I would ever, at this late age, even want to start college. Getting to this point was difficult. I had given up a piece of me to everyone but me. I just wanted it enough. It sounds a bit selfish, but now, at this point in my life, I wanted to treat “me” as well as I’ve treated others. So I’m off on a new part of my life!

The Digital Ink Spot: Your book, Run, River Currents, caught my attention from the first sentence in the description. Tell the readers about it.
Ginger Marcinkowski: I’ll give you the “back cover story” and then fill in a bit for you. As the last of the mourners departed the ornate Catholic Church, Emily entered a side door unnoticed, walked to the coffin, and punched her dead father in the face. “You’ll never be dead enough,” she whispered. “Never.” Determined to recover from the hands of a father who sexually abused her and an emotionally distant mother, twenty-seven-year old Emily Evans seeks the peace she’d lost in her youth. Yet, shattered by the betrayal of those she was taught to respect and love, she fears that she may never overcome the devastating effects of generations of abuse. Set in the rich backwoods of New Brunswick, Canada, Run, River Currents is inspired by a true story of abuse, pain, and the struggle to find healing and forgiveness. First, Plaster Rock, New Brunswick is real and was the home of my grandparents and really was the only place I’ve ever called “home.”
The times I spent in that small town are as alive and vivid to me as if I were there right now. When I smell the scent of pine or see the flow of any river, I think of that place, how I ran the logs on that river with my siblings, taking our lives in our hands and not caring a lick! Second, a reader reads to learn, to understand, to be entertained, and to find hope. There is pain in everyone. It follows you and permeates every part of your life. Sometimes you can hide it, but it still affects everyone around you. Emily’s story of abuse is a tough one, but it’s a story that happens every day in every city of this country as well as around the world. I want people who have been abused or who are in relationships with people who have been abused to understand that there is hope for that pain and that they can break the cycle they were pulled into. Finally, the beauty of this story is that throughout everything that went on in Emily’s life, she had a place of solace, and even at a young age understood a “sense of place.”
That place is where the setting of this book is set, Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. I hope people see my love for the Tobique River and the power it held in giving life and death. I hope they understand the gentle people of this small town and see the influence that one person, Emily’s grandfather, had on her life. The love of just one person can be such a powerful influence, even if that influence occurred years earlier. So yes, this is a dark story, but who among us has had a perfect life? This story is just stark truth in a rich and beautiful setting with a lesson of hope and forgiveness. It’s a story that once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down until you’re done, and by the time you do, you’ll have felt a range of emotions you won’t soon forget.

The Digital Ink Spot: You say it’s based on a true story. How did you come across this story and why tell it?
Ginger Marcinkowski: You are right, the story is based on some true events from my own life. The story of Emily’s abuse, and the struggle she had throughout her life because of what her father had done to her, are based on fact. I did take great liberties with characters and settings, but the main events were true. Why tell the story? I guess, because that too is something that couldn’t be helped. Professors often tell new writers that everyone has a story inside of them that MUST be told before they can ever really write what they want to. I found that to be true. My first book, this book, started out to be a humorous biography about my mother, a serial wife and mother to eight children. Everyone loved her. But our house, like every home, had secrets. My mentor, Sara Pritchard, author of New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Crackpots, pulled this story out of me. She saw the pain I had long ago distanced myself from. With her prodding, I ended up telling the story that I had to tell.

The Digital Ink Spot: What authors do you love to read?
Ginger Marcinkowski: Well, besides Sarah’s hysterically funny books, Lately and Crackpots, I love Jeff Talarigo’s books, The Pearl Diver and The Ginsing Hunter, both beautiful stories that were poetically written. I also enjoy Laura Hillenbrand’s powerful character-driven books, Seabiscuit and Unbroken, any of Maeve Binchy’s Irish tales, Lenore Hart’s books—she does a fantastic job with historical characters in Becky and The Raven’s Bride—and a host of classic writers.

The Digital Ink Spot: What can readers expect from you in the future?
Ginger Marcinkowski: Right now I am working on the first book of a series whose main character is a travel agent. Here’s a teaser. When the husband of attorney Laura Eden dies unexpectedly, she withdraws from her life, blaming God for his death. When she resists help from coworkers, her prestigious law firm fires her. With no job, no savings, and no hope, the surprise arrival of an official letter presents her with the inheritance of her grandmother’s historical house in Pella, Iowa, her place of solace as a child. Laura’s unexpected arrival into Pella embroils her in a battle of eminent domain. A crooked attorney sets his mind on building a commercial project that includes bribing city officials and enforcing unwritten rules in an effort to take possession of the historical homes in the way of the project. The ensuing battle to save her new home without losing her life reopens the blind eye she had closed to her faith. The setting for the women’s fiction manuscript is Pella, Iowa, known for its Tulip Festival. The stories that follow will go from mystery to humor, but will be character and “sense of place” driven. I’m not going to the dark side anymore, if I can help it! Thanks for having me!

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Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Run-River-Currents-Ginger-Marcinkowski/dp/1935961713
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Website: http://www.noveltravelers.com
Twitter: @grm55grm
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Time Heist by Inpei Futsuni @inpeifutsuni

Time Heist (The Edge of Time, Book 1)

A team of vindictive immortals travel back through time in order to pull off the biggest, most elaborate heist of their lifetime. Sixteen year-old Acelsior Nye finds out about it in the most cryptic of ways, and things take a turn for the worst when he discovers the identity of the mastermind behind said heist: him, from two years in the future. In a hopeful ploy to understand his motives, he and his best friend Anna engage in a frenzied race against time, fending off metaphysical forces across the Frequencies and facing the almighty Tetra, a conglomerate of powerful necromancers whose lowest branch, the Council, is hell bent on acquiring the object of the theft before they do. But as the quest for the legendary artifact draws near, Ace begins to realize that nothing ever was as it seemed…
“Time Heist”, first entry in the EDGE OF TIME series, is an entertaining tale of friendship and second chances, peppered throughout with epic battles, romance, and psychological warfare, the intricacy of which challenges the reader to think above and beyond. Fans of the Harry Potter series and fantasy enthusiasts will feel right at home.

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Twitter: @inpeifutsuni    


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Her Gift Of Love by Jendai Rilbury @writerjr

Her Gift Of Love

Hilary was happy with her life with Tom, until she saw him in the passionate embrace of another woman. She had so much love to give, but Tom was no longer the romantic lover Hilary fell in love with and something important was now missing from their relationship.
Meanwhile, Tom was enjoying the best sex of his life with Trudy, an attractive woman many years older but with tremendous experience in handling romantic affairs. He took every opportunity to meet with Trudy at the expense of his previously happy relationship with Hilary. His life then embarks on a downward spiral of lust and desire.
Love and romance came back into Hilary’s life, after she enjoyed a sex-charged night with Harry, a mature and sophisticated lover who introduced her to sexual activities she previously only read about in magazines.

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Book's website: http://www.powerbusinesspublishing.com/authors/jendai_rilbury.html               
Twitter: @writerjr   

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GERD & Acid Reflux Solutions by Howard VanEs @yogaman108

GERD & Acid Reflux Solutions. Your guide to prevention, treatment, cures, & relief! (Books on Health)

Do you suffer from heartburn or perhaps one of the other uncomfortable symptoms of GERD, also known as “acid reflux” including:

Unexplained chest pain
Abdominal pain
Difficulty swallowing
Excessive burping & belching
Unexplained weight loss
Frequent nausea & vomiting
Persistent coughing or hoarseness
Laryngitis, sinusitis or ear infections
Passing of black stool
Wheezing or asthma-type symptoms

And if the physical symptoms of GERD weren’t bad enough, you may also lack the joy of eating and socializing, have trouble sleeping, face economic hardship, suffer anxiety associated with medical procedures, and have a reduction in the quality of life.

Linked to advanced stages of GERD is esophageal cancer - the fasting growing cancer diagnosis in the U.S., with prevalence doubling in the last 10 years. Just as alarming is that GERD has reached epidemic proportions with 1of every 4 people afflicted by it.

GERD & Acid Reflux Solutions explains why GERD has become so prevalent, provides clear understanding of what is happening inside your body when GERD is present, and gives you with the insight and tools to prevent, reverse and manage this illness so you can feel good again.


In “GERD & Acid Reflux Solutions” you will discover:

• How to identify risk factors & warning signs so you can take charge of your health before complications arise.

• Effective prevention strategies.

• How to significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms of GERD with natural alternative treatments such as herbs & supplements as well as easy to make lifestyle adjustments.

• Medical interventions: Prescription and non-prescription medications - how they work and their side effects. And if needed, surgical options are also discussed.

• Which foods aggravate GERD, and which foods are soothing and improve digestion, along with sample recipes that are healthy, delicious and soothing.

Regardless of the severity of your GERD, this book will guide you to end the suffering of GERD and improve your overall health and well-being.

Website: www.booksonhealth.net
Twitter: @yogaman108



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Friday, September 21, 2012

Sign of the Times by Susan Buchanan @Susan_Buchanan

Sign of the Times

Twelve people. Twelve star signs.

Sagittarius - Holly, a travel writer, visits Tuscany to research her next book. Seeking help when her car breaks down, she gets more than assistance when Dario, a vineyard owner, puts temptation in her path. Disappearing without explanation, he proves elusive. Bruised, Holly tries to put it behind her until a chance encounter brings her feelings to the surface again.

Capricorn – Holly’s fiancĂ©, Tom misses her while she is in Italy and turns to an internet chat room for solace. His construction business is under threat, but could foul play be at work?

Gemini - Holly’s sister, Lucy, a serial man-eater finally meets her match, which puts her long-term relationship and career in jeopardy. Cheating she discovers, can have devastating consequences.

Libra - Holly’s uncle Jack, an eminent prosecutor, juggles a difficult teenage son with his high profile career and finds himself lacking. When his son’s school work starts slipping, he decides he needs to take control, but it’s not long before the balls all come tumbling down and Jack finds his family on the wrong side of the law.

One event binds them all…

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Twitter - @susan_buchanan
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The Newts by Matt Valenti @MattDValenti

The Newts

His real name is Ed Wurlitzerbachermann, and he’s a middle-aged bald man who is opposed to gay marriage, illegal immigrants, and anything they do in San Francisco. Health care reform makes him sick. All he knows about socialism is that he’s against it. And he will never, ever eat arugula. But nothing makes him angrier than the Democrat in the White House, and he doubts the Republican challenger for the presidency can win the election (or that he’s even a true Republican).

So Ed the Electrician comes up with a glorious, wonderful, idiotic plan to save America: he’ll resurrect a Founding Father, and get him to run for President!

And when a shocking accident sends Ed to the mythical underworld of Hades, he has the chance to bring back someone even better than a Founding Father. With the dubious help of a couple of Greek gods—the politically-connected ‘Historical Consultant’ Hermes, and the cross-dressing, pot-smoking Dionysus—Ed will try to resurrect the most beloved conservative American in history, a man who spent half his life as a Democrat and only raised taxes eleven times—none other than Ronald Wilson Reagan!

Along the way Ed will learn the answers to some very profound spiritual and political questions—like why the wall between church and state needs to be torn down and simultaneously rebuilt, where corporations like Enron and Lehman Brothers go when they die, and when it’s okay for the government to raise taxes. (The answer to this last one, of course, is never.)


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Three Deals with Death by Eva Wong @EvaWong_Author

Three Deals with Death (Cornelius Quiggle)

Cornelius Quiggle, a peasant boy living in a famine-stricken village, suffers from being invisible because he only has half a soul. The other half was taken by a supernatural creature of death called a mortuis. It's hard to be normal when he can't talk without scaring the other villagers. And people laugh at him when he volunteers to journey to the capital city and petition the king to help their village. But Cornelius goes anyway, because if he succeeds he'll finally get some respect, and maybe he might find a cure for his invisibility.

But when he reaches the castle, the mortuis catches up with him, claiming it has unfinished business with him from the moment he was born. If Cornelius can't get the king to acknowledge him, the mortuis will kill him to fulfill the terms of an old deal. And while he doesn't know any of the nobles in the castle, some of them know him--and the web of a centuries-old conspiracy ensnares him.

Website: http://www.kywong.com              
Twitter: @EvaWong_Author

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One Last Love by Derek Haines @Derek_Haines

One Last Love
Life has the habit of delivering its perverse twists at the most unexpected times.

For Bonnie his life had been lived, and the bitter sweet memories of his wife, along with the never ending sorrow of losing his son so young remain with him, but were now ebbing slowly with the passing of the years. His days of love, warmth and tenderness well past and all that was left were his last few quiet years to grow old. Alone, yet content.

What he had done, he had done and what had happened, had. All that remained was to live out the rest of his life in a new place, far away from his checkered past. His days passing with the regularity that an old man desires and deserves. Until the dark day arrives that signals an impending end to his new found life, and with it, all sense of hope.

In facing mortality, Bonnie resorts to using his crusty exterior and bravado to hide the frailty and fear he feels within himself, until he is presented with stark realities beyond his understanding and is forced to come face to face with his own prejudices and beliefs. In meeting Danny and Angeline, Bonnie begins to reshape his thoughts about his acceptance of those he had habitually admonished, and of the bigoted life he has lived. While Charlie and his daughter Beatrice realign his set concepts of how he has habitually rushed to judge people too quickly.

However, it is only when Bonnie meets Madeleine that the most unexpected eventuality turns his hard held beliefs, and his very set views about life, people and love, on their head.

Website: www.derekhaines.ch
Book URL: http://www.derekhaines.ch/Books/OneLL/onelastlove.html
Twitter: @Derek_Haines


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Giant 8 eBook giveaway by Billie Sue Mosiman @BillieMosiman

 A novel of feminism taken to the ultimate limit by a woman who no longer has anything to lose.

First her husband killed their children, then himself. Now she's on her own, and she's bent on making sure it never happens to another woman. It's too late for her...she's already damaged. She's already caught in the depths of despair where only taking the law into her hands holds out any sort of relief. Yet when she stops the evil she's felt compelled to commit, the murders continue. Someone is a copycat, pinning crimes on her, stalking her, teasing her with his devious plan. She can't make him stop. There may be no way out of the trap she's created out of loss, out of desperation.

There's another problem--she's falling in love with the detective who is in charge of tracking her down. Life is a complex series of paradoxes, a spiral of fear and murder where nothing is as it seems.


In the WALLS OF THE DEAD, a plan is underfoot, a house is not a house like any other, and whispers from the Walls of the Dead are waiting to be unleashed. A novelette of the supernatural. Linda Broderick witnessed her parents' murder when she was six years old. She knew it had something to do with house. Taken away by her aunt, she began to use her psychic powers to read minds to further her quest for revenge. Fifty-four years later she felt ready finally, powerful and knowledgeable enough, to face her greatest fears. She would return to her hometown and use what she knew to defeat the house that lived, the walls that talked, and the evil that had stolen away her parents one long ago November night.





A short story of the wolf. Joey was little more than a field hand to his parents, but something happened one twilight as he trudged home from the fields. A beast attacked him, but only took a small bite that left him sickened for months, until he...changed. Now he's a wolf, a beast, a Thing, just like the monster that infected him. His parents who abused him are going to be sorry. His sister who has taunted and tortured him is going to get rewarded. And Joey is about to feel the animal power that will make the whole world scream. Included bonus: The first chapters of Stoker-nominated Billie Sue Mosiman's latest novel, BANISHED.






26,000 words, DRM free. Three tales of the eerie and strange from Bram Stoker Finalist, Billie Sue Mosiman. THE FIX-A Time Travel Tale --She was a grandmother with a brilliant grandson involved in a time travel project. They needed her for a volunteer. So far they could not move participants in the program farther back into history than the years they'd lived. It was imperative they use older people for the trials. Jane doesn't tell them, but she wants to change a couple of things in the past. Make it right. FIX it. But will her tinkering with the past stay fixed? Jane wants to go back until it sticks. She doesn't care how many times it takes. WALLS OF THE DEAD-In the WALLS OF THE DEAD, a plan is underfoot, a house is not a house like any other, and whispers from the Walls of the Dead are waiting to be unleashed. Linda Broderick witnessed her parents' murder when she was six years old. She knew it had something to do with house. Taken away by her aunt, she began to use her psychic powers to read minds to further her quest for revenge. Fifty-four years later she felt ready finally, powerful and knowledgeable enough, to face her greatest fears. She would return to her hometown and use what she knew to defeat the house that lived, the walls that talked, and the evil that had stolen away her parents one long ago November night. A LITTLE LIFE--She lost her only child and didn't know how she would go on until he began to appear to her. What he asked her to do, however, was impossible. His demands grew stronger, leaving her but two choices. Go with him or stay with her husband to begin a new family. Then he changed. Who was this ghost child who haunted her? Would she never be free?


25,000 words, DRM free. A new novella of dark suspense by Edgar Nominated author, Billie Sue Mosiman. It's 1984 and Bill Turk is building a mansion on the Gulf bay to rival all mansions. It will have twelve bedrooms and twelve bathrooms. It will have marble and wrought iron, a 40-foot pool, a Jacuzzi, a ballroom, and a garden maze. They're going to call it Mourning Mansion when he's done bringing his darkness to bear inside the brick walls. Parties will be thrown, drugs will be free and booze will flow. Bill's boys will have a wonderful time--all the way to the end. Jack DeShane is a veteran cop who has seen it all, but Mourning Mansion is some new hell he needs to investigate. Boys are missing. Bill Turk is an ex-con with more money than God. And Turk has put iron bars on all the verandahs and windows. Jack needs to find out why. Open the door...the marble floors await you...the darkness and the courage to fight it all reside here inside Mourning Mansion. --------- Loosely based on true crimes that occurred along the Gulf Coast, MOURNING MANSION contains graphic violence, language, and references to sexual acts. Those under eighteen years old should not read this work.


Della Cambian was a senior in high school when she was struck by the family curse; vampirism. With the aid of the ancient known as Mentor, and harried by an aging millionaire with dreams of immortality, Del must find a way to prevent an evil that could endanger every natural vampire on Earth. And what kind of vampire should she be? Does she have the innate violence to be a Predator? Does the future hold nothing but fear and loathing? Or will she embrace the Natural life like her parents, like her brother, and try, someway, to live as human?







They came to see the freak show, but afterwards were offered a special showing for the price of one more admission. They were promised they could look upon The Freak of All Freaks, a monstrosity rarely seen by man. Five of them dared to take the tour. All of them were hiding dark secrets. One of them possessed the worst secret of all and wished she had left when she had the chance.









A novelette of 9450 words based on Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, or, The Modern Prometheus. Dr. Frankenstein's monster leaped from the ship where his maker lay dead and claimed he would do away with himself on a burning pyre. He drifted away on an ice floe in the frozen north region. Twenty years later Robert Walton, captain of that fated ship, returns to the dangerous clime to see if the creature really carried through with his threat. What he finds will change his life forever. Frankenstein, the monster, lives. Changed, more creature now than human, he will return from the wasteland with the man who thinks of him as a god.






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Author twitter - @billiemosiman



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Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve by Lee Edward Fodi @leefodi

Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve (The Chronicles of Kendra Kandlestar)

DOWNLOAD AND REVIEW PROMOTION:
To celebrate the turning of seasons (very important in the Land of Een, you know!) Kendra Kandlestar and the Shard from Greeve is a free download from September 21-25—and all other Kendra Kandlestar titles will be on sale for 3.99. All we ask is that you post a review of your favorite Kendra Kandlestar book. We especially love to hear from kids! Reviews can also be sent via the official Kendra Kandlestar website (which, by the way, has some cool downloads for you).


TRAPPED IN A PIT OF MONSTERS . . . When young Kendra Kandlestar is granted a wand by the ancient tree of Een, she yearns to become a great sorceress. But magic doesn’t come easily to Kendra, and she soon turns to the shard from Greeve—and its dark power—to help her rescue her brother from the Rumble Pit, a deadly gladiator arena where all manner of mythical creatures are forced to fight in a fierce contest for survival. Yet, as Kendra is seduced by the power of the insidious shard, she discovers that the greatest battle just might be the one brewing inside her own heart. Is this a war she can win? There’s only one way to find out: Behold the Shard from Greeve, and enter a world of magic, monsters, and mystery!

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Book website: http://www.kendrakandlestar.com
Twitter: @leefodi



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Love in Silhouette: Poems by T. L. Cooper @TLCooper1

Love in Silhouette: Poems

Love. We long for it. We feel the sting of love’s loss. We give love in hopes of receiving love. We withhold love out of fear it won’t be returned. Love connects us. Love disappoints us. Love distinguishes us. Love extinguishes us. Love abandons us. Love disappoints us. Love creates expectations. Love fulfills lives. Love is always a risk worth exploring even when it fails. Love is poetry… Poetry is love… Love becomes a silhouette.

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Blog: www.writewithtlc.blogspot.com

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Rebooting My Brain by Maria Ross

Rebooting My Brain: How a Freak Aneurysm Reframed My Life

Rebooting My Brain is the true story of what happens when you get yanked out of your life by a crisis―and have to get back on the ride all over again. With refreshing candor, Maria Ross shares how the relentless pace of her life came to a screeching halt when an undetected brain aneurysm ruptured and nearly killed her. Along her stubborn road back to health, her resulting cognitive and emotional challenges forced her―sometimes kicking and screaming―to reframe her life, her work and her identity.

With humor and heart, Ross shares what it was like being blind for six weeks, how a TV crime drama and a brain-games website played key roles in her recovery, and why a handmade necklace helped her regain her sense of self.

Ross reveals the keys to her extraordinary comeback and how her perspective is forever changed, mostly for the better. Funny, touching and real, this book not only shares an inspirational story of transformation but reveals the surprising effects of brain injury…and explores the question, “How do our brains define who we are?”

Author's website: http://www.rebootingmybrain.com/about-maria/ 
Book Website: http://www.rebootingmybrain.com     
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Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide by Anna Seeger @TheNWAguru

Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide : Insider Secrets (Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville & Eureka Springs)

Haven't you ever wondered when using a travel guide what the people who actually live in the area think of it? What restaurants do they frequent, where do they shop, and what are some of their favorite things to do in the place they call home? Where are the places to go that are off the beaten path?

Most visitors would really like to know what is worth seeing and which things to skip, and every single visitor would like to be spared a bad meal at a highly advertised restaurant. What are the things about NWA that make it special to the people who live there day in and day out? That's what our section on "What The Locals Say", tells you.

Many travel guides are as dry as dust, but to give them credit, almost all of them do contain a lot of helpful information. Our Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide gives you all the helpful information that any guide would have, but it gives you that information in a friendly simple-to-use format.

When you see something that looks inviting, just click on the name and the link will take you right to a page where you can get tons of additional helpful information like hours of operation, specialties and prices if it is a restaurant, amenities and prices if it is a hotel, and so on.

The Northwest Arkansas Travel Guide was put together by people who actually grew up in this wonderful Northwest corner of the state. We've included the insider's scoop so that you can really experience what it means to visit this beautiful part of the Ozarks. You don't have to make do with breakfast at the hotel, when you can eat in one of the really unusual restaurants that only the locals know about.

Everyone will want to visit The Crystal Bridges American Art Museum and probably the Wal-Mart visitors center, but by using the information in this guide, now you can visit and take advantage of the many other wonderful and sometimes colorful experiences unique to NWA.

Use our lively little guide to create a fun experience for yourself and your entire family.

Twitter: @TheNWAguru

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