Friday, October 24, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Pizza & Promises (Sophia Bar-Lev)

New Indie Book Release:
Pizza & Promises - Sophia Bar-Lev
Contemporary Women's Fiction / Boomer Fiction (256 pages - October 2014)

Pizza & Promises is a humorous novel as well as insightful look at the lives of four retired women from different parts of the world who settle in Tuscany and develop an enriching & complex friendship.

"The blurb of the book actually hooked me in immediately! Female characters who defy stereotypes and take on the world by storm always fascinate me and make for extremely fun literary characters. And in this regard, Pizza and Promises by Sophia Bar-Lev didn’t disappoint." - Reader Review

About the Book

Pizza & Promises (Sophia Bar-Lev)
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This novel continues the story of the adventures and experiences of four women from around the world who choose Tuscany as their retirement haven.

Frequently humorous, sometimes deeply moving and at other times, heart-wrenching, you will be charmed and challenged by these women who defy stereotypes, ignore supposed age limitations and leave you wishing they lived next door!

PIZZA & PROMISES is the second of Sophia Bar-Lev's series of novels set in Tuscany.

About the Author

Author Sophia Bar-Lev
Author Sophia Bar-Lev
Adult educator, author and motivational speaker, Sophia Bar-Lev writes contemporary novels with a particular emphasis on highlighting the wit and the wisdom of today's 'Boomer' generation.

Spiced with humor and clearly defined characters, her novels convey meaningful insights into the attitudes and values of today's Boomer generation while appealing to readers of all ages as reflected by reviews posted on Amazon.

She also authors inspirational works that draw on spiritual principles found in the Bible.

Connect with Sophia Bar-Lev via the Author's Website
and on Facebook.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Claimed by You (Melissa Toppen)

New Indie Book Release:
Claimed by You - Melissa Toppen
Contemporary New Adult Romance (350 pages - October 2014)

Claimed by You is a standalone novel for mature audiences. Claimed by You is a gripping, passionate tale of two people and their struggle to reclaim not only their lives, but the love they once found in each other.
Strong, passionate characters and believable story line, makes Claimed by You the perfect novel for anyone looking for a great romance book with some sizzle.

About the Book

Claimed by You (Melissa Toppen)
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Scarlett Ryan has done everything in her power to move beyond the pain of her past. But sometimes, the past finds a way back into the present....

For Scarlett, leaving home and moving to Maine directly after high school was her only option. Trapped by controlling, manipulative parents, she knew the only way she would ever be free was to leave California and never come back.

So when Scarlett agrees to fly across the country to be a bridesmaid in the wedding of her high school best friend, her plan is simple. Get in, get out. Should be easy enough.

What Scarlett doesn't expect is to come face to face with the first man she ever loved. The man who took her innocence and then broke her heart. The man, that to this day, no other man has been able to live up to.

But Scarlett has come too far to be derailed by the likes of Westin Carver. Commanding, beautiful, and full of charm, Westin has his sights set directly on the one girl he should have never let go. Determined to get her back, Scarlett finds herself in the middle of an emotional whirlwind that she can't seem to escape.

Do people ever really change?
Will she be able to forgive the past?
Can they find a way to be together no matter what the cost, or will their love once again be torn away by the power of lies and deceit?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Featured Indie Book: Revelations Incorporated (Brian Ray)

Revelations Incorporated (Brian Ray)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Business Non-Fiction Revelations Incorporated - The Disturbing Truth of the Business World & Workplace Culture by Brian Ray.

Revelations Incorporated - The Disturbing Truth of the Business World & Workplace Culture is the author’s attempt to wake up students and the wider business world to the fact that things must be done differently. His gripping new book tells the truth of what really goes on in business; truths that no course will ever teach.

The Book has been self-published via Amazon CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - 122 pages - released in April 2014.

About the Book

Ever wonder how business really operates? Why Management makes the decisions that it does? How do some people get away with bad behavior at work while others don’t?

Well the answer is that Business is a sociopathic beast. Virtually everyone working in business knows it, but few individuals are willing to admit it, and even fewer are willing to discuss it. This is the “elephant in the room” for every company & corporation, no matter what industry they operate within.

Dealing with these environments can be extremely difficult and stressful if an individual is unprepared. That is where this book can help.

This book is a guide to the truth of many business topics that are rarely discussed in training programs or school/college textbooks. It takes an objective look at the illusions that are perpetuated by companies and corporations, and the reality behind them. It also offers many techniques to deal with these scenarios, and provides the insight needed to see through the self-serving motivations of those activities.

Some of these topics include: The Ego of Corporations, How Companies Manipulate their Workforce, Bullying in the Workplace, Management Indifference, Client & Customer Vendettas, Maintaining Balance & Principles...and many more!

Revelations Incorporated (Brian Ray)
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Loss (Vicki Green)

New Indie Book Release:
The Loss (Heartache) - Vicki Green
Contemporary Romance / Suspense (257 pages - October 2014)

The Loss is a story about love and loss and what Jase and Alena go through to find happiness. Not only is there heartache and romance but a little suspense thrown in. Readers are saying it’s the author's best story and their favorite in 2014.

"This book will make you experience a wide range of, loss, lust, anger, excitement, fear, grief and, in the end, satisfaction." - Reader Review

About the Book

The Loss (Vicki Green)
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To feel loss is devastating,
To overcome loss is a struggle,
To live through the pain,
A miracle.

What happens when the one person who is everything to you, who gets you, and loves you for the person you are leaves you?

Jase Briggs led a fairly normal life. Loving parents, a younger sister and a neighborhood filled with friends. However, it was his best friend, Alena that filled most of his days. She had long blonde hair he liked to pull on and beautiful green eyes that he could stare into for hours. He always kept his feelings on the back burner for fear they could ruin their friendship. His life was great growing up until tragedy struck his senior year of high school. College separated him and his friends and filled each of them with dreams of great things to come. Most lost contact with each other because of their busy lives until the first high school reunion brought them back together. He can’t wait to see his friends again but she will be there.

Alena Spencer remembers the days when she was young and things were simple and carefree. There are many times she wishes she could go back in time. Her best friend, Jase, was always there for her. His sexy smile, and his finely tuned body from working out and running track caused her feelings to develop further, but she never told him, in fear of losing him. Feeling lost after high school and college, she set out to start a new life, even though it meant leaving Jase behind and trying to forget her feelings for her best friend. She’s excited, yet dreading the reunion because he will be there.

Will Jase ever find his happiness again or did it die the moment she left?

Monday, October 20, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Toe Up to 10K (Steven Fujita)

New Indie Book Release:
Toe Up to 10K: A Journey of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury - Steven Fujita
Health / Fitness (162 pages - September 2014)

Toe Up to 10K: A Journey of Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury is a compelling and inspirational story. The book contains examples of issues caused by spinal cord injury, and strategies the author used to combat those issues.

"An absorbing and inspirational memoir that will encourage much reflection, Toe Up To 10k is certainly deserving of a place on your bookshelf and is highly recommended." - Reader Review

About the Book

Toe Up to 10K (Steven Fujita)
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In 2012, the author was stricken with meningitis and four days later, lapsed into semi-consciousness.

When he regained full consciousness, he could not speak, breathe independently, control bodily functions, nor move his legs. His spinal cord was damaged at the T4 level.

Toe Up to 10K takes the reader on a journey of recovery from the spinal cord injury, from ICU, to wheelchair to the regained ability to walk.

It is not only a journey of determination and hard work, but of positive attitude, of drawing inspiration, and of gratitude towards those around the author: his family, his friends, co-workers, and medical professionals.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Indie Author Interview: Alex Ashe

Indie Author Interview with Alex Ashe - Author of the Mystery / Crime Thriller Death on the Water.

Alex Ashe writes from her home in rural New Hampshire and incorporates the history and cultural influences of the region into her novels. Alex creates an authentic New England experience for her readers through the use of folk lore, Yankee superstitions, and legends.

Interview with Alex Ashe

Author Alex Ashe
Author Alex Ashe
Alan Kealey (Indie Author News): What is your (writing) background?
Alex Ashe: Writing has always been an area where I felt comfortable expressing ideas and concepts. Having grown up working in my family’s restaurant, I wrote menus, sent out newsletters, and sent many special occasion cards.
I entered fiction-writing contests for fun during my college years and became a technical writer after graduating. I started writing fiction full-time in 2011 and love that my varied background has influenced my writing.

Who are your favorite writers, your favorite books, and who or what are your writing influences?
I love reading everything from fiction to cookbooks to crime reports. My favorite fiction writers are James Lee Burke, Nevada Barr, Conan Doyle, Robert B. Parker, and J.A. Jance. Robert B. Parker is perhaps my favorite author with three fantastic character series that I love: Spenser, Sunny Randall and Jesse Stone. I loved his New England influence and grew up reading the Spenser novels.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a writer? Do you re-member the first story you ever wrote?
Writing was always part of my life. While growing up, I wrote newsletters for different groups and clubs. Throughout my childhood, I kept detailed diaries and notebooks.
When I was in college, I loved researching topics and writing term papers. I spent far longer on each paper than was required, and enjoyed every minute of it. During my sophomore year of college I had to write a piece of historical fiction. Unbeknownst to me, the professor for that class entered it in a writing contest. One day he called me after class and explained that I had won. This was the first time I realized that I could write for others in a way that wasn’t just informative and it was as if I had discovered a new world.

"When I move into the writing phase, I feel like I can’t work fast enough to get the words down."

Tell us about your writing process. Do you have a writing routine?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Camouflaged Encounters (David Englund)

New Indie Book Release:
Camouflaged Encounters - David Englund
Science Fiction (260 pages - September 2014)

"This is a great read for sci-fi fans and ANYONE! The author tells a gripping story with an everyday hero, strange happenings, and exciting scenes that will leave you wanting more. You will really feel like a part of Clark Jackson's world as you read about his actions, emotions, and discoveries, and will cheer as he works out how to bring the truth to light![...]" - Reader Review

About the Book

Camouflaged Encounters (David Englund)
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Forget what you think you know. How well do you really know your neighbors or fellow workers?

Do you trust your boss? What about politicians? The fabric of our society is under attack. Our way of life, our livelihood, our very existence is under full assault. No one even realizes that it’s happening. Disguised as horrible natural disasters on the news, the world is caught unsuspecting as events draw us ever nearer to extinction.

As “natural disasters” escalate and tensions between nations mount, one man hears a whisper.

It has begun...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Deny Me If You Can (Nellie C. Lind)

New Indie Book Release:
Deny Me If You Can - Nellie C. Lind
Paranormal Adult Romance (160 pages - September 2014)

Deny Me If You Can has a twist that readers have never encountered before in vampire stories. It brings something new and fresh.

"[...] becoming a fan of vampire books. This is not a typical vampire story. It is one that will keep you on the edge of your seat and have you turning the pages until the end as it did me." - Reader Review

About the Book

Deny Me If You Can (Nellie C. Lind)
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Megan's sister is dying, and the only one who can save her is the Vampire King Jaromir. His blood can heal, and Megan will do anything to get her hands on it, even agree to be his prey for one night. If Megan can stay away from him the whole night, she will get what she came for, but if she fails, she must give in to him.

Losing doesn't sound so bad, especially when the Vampire King is one of the most attractive men Megan has ever seen. But if she loses, her sister will die. So now Megan has to make a choice.

Her sister's life, or the Vampire King's passionate embrace.

Friday, October 17, 2014

New Indie Book Release: Twinkle (SJ Parkinson)

New Indie Book Release:
Twinkle - SJ Parkinson
Science Fiction (572 pages - July 2014)

Twinkle is an epic length science fiction thriller. It tells the story of the Earth after being blinded by orbital fireworks and how small groups of individuals cope with the problem.

"[Twinkle] has an intriguing and mysterious plot line combined with technology with is highly believable and a host of interesting and colorful characters that are very easy to imagine. One of those books I wouldn't hesitate to call a real page turner!" - Reader Review

About the Book

Twinkle (SJ Parkinson)
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The richest man in the world wants to celebrate the July 4th holiday as never before. In a bid to get into the record books, a global fireworks show is staged from orbit. Satellites drop pyrotechnics into the atmosphere, thrilling everyone from the Arctic to the Antarctic with their rich colors and massive explosions in every time zone.

The next day, people around the globe begin to lose their sight. Governments crumble, society degenerates, and infrastructure falls into chaos. Humanity finds itself stumbling in the dark and losing all hope.

A few fortunate individuals retain their vision. Attempting to deal with the growing despair around them, they come together to discover the true purpose and origin of the affliction. They race to find a cure before the world is subjugated under an invading power.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration (Ralph L. Angelo Jr.)

New Indie Book Release:
The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration - Ralph L. Angelo Jr.
Science Fiction / Space Opera (340 pages - July 2014)

The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration is a sci-fi/space opera adventure novel. It’s a thrill a minute book for those who love novels and movies like Star Trek and Star Wars. It’s an action packed roller coaster ride that you won’t be able to put down.

About the Book

The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration (Ralph L. Angelo Jr.)
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The Cagliostro Chronicles II-Conflagration is the sequel to the best selling The Cagliostro Chronicles and continues mankind’s great first adventure beyond his cosmic doorstep and into the great beyond of deep space, along with the many dangers that exist there.

The war with the mysterious and diabolical Agalum race continues as Mark Johnson and the crew of the Cagliostro must land on an unknown and prehistoric planet of monsters, savages and strange beings. But the biggest threat lies in what the crew of the Cagliostro discover there and the implications of what it will mean for the Earth and its inhabitants will be devastating unless the Cagliostro can somehow find a way to defeat the Agalum’s mad plan for the subjugation of the Earth.

But this is not the only threat.

Deep in inter-dimensional space a new enemy is preparing to make itself known.