“Bonds in the Mirror of Time” by Rena Balzan, Ph.D. is a psychological suspense thriller page turner.
In the psychological novel “Bonds in the Mirror of Time,” love and selfishness are continually in competition with each other, dominating the lives of the protagonists in the story. Why was Nada abandoned by her mother, Erica, when both needed each other so much? And who really was Maris? Why was Claud dating her when, in reality, he loved Nada? The painter, a very reserved individual, was afraid to fulfil himself as an artist. Why? Why did he end his relationship with Erica, the woman who desired to help him succeed at all cost?
In this novel, the human bonding that exists between the main protagonists is not necessarily annihilated by death. On the contrary, the psychological barriers that death portrays present a challenge for overcoming them.
About the Author:
Rena Balzan, Ph.D., graduated in Pharmacy from the University of Malta and specialized in Genetics at the State University of Milan, Italy. She obtained the doctorate in Biotechnology / Molecular Biology from Cranfield University, UK. She is Senior Research Advisor in the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery at More >
Available NOW as an ebook from Amazon – “Dad the Dog: and the Evil Scientist” by Ian Webster is a story of intrigue, drama, suspense and lots of silliness.
Welcome to a world where the mayor is chosen from a tombola at the island’s fair, wind turbines are tuned to play classical music as they turn and taxis are zoomed around the island by racing drivers. A brave nine-year-old girl and her special canine companion must undertake the most daring heist in the island’s history and do battle with the evil Dr Ooodleboodledoo in order to save the world as we know it. Oh yes and watch out for the poo flinging monkeys.
This is a story of intrigue, drama, suspense and lots of silliness.
About the Author:
Ian Webster lives in West Sussex and his firework thinking is kept under control by his wife and two daughters (even the cat is female). His career so far has included designing swoopy cars, sculptural loudspeakers and now writing stories that launch from his vivid imagination. He likes real ale, real people and really, really fast cars – and pie. He dislikes insincerity, negativity and the colour More >
Tell-It-Like-It-Is Book on the Realties of Medicine Is an Eye Opener in “Briefings From a Doctor’s Foxhole” by M. Colin Jordan.
Once you figure out that practicing medicine is war at times, you need a strategy. You long to fight a just war against the unfathomable, incompetence, greed, or the next random injustice, but no plan suits every skirmish.
You reason, you plead, cajole, or fly off the handle until you find a foxhole. Then the tincture of time can work its magic, and a dodgy sense of gallows humor comes in handy. Soon, your best medicine depends more on how well you can fly by the seat of your pants than on any wisdom you can muster.
Amazon readers respond:
“WOW, what a read, page turner from out of the gate. Missed work the next day doing an all nighter with this fascinating book, the movie cannot be far behind.” – R. Hickman
“An incredible story – a must read for everyone! An eye-opener accounting of the real-life experiences from a well-recognized and highly respected medical doctor.” – Robert F. Denham
“Thank you especially for the chapter on AIDS. It should be read by everyone.” – Michael More >
Could There Be Love After Death in the Paranormal Romance “Walking The Dead To Heaven” by Barbara E Pleasant? Now Available for Kindle, Nook, iPad and other e-Readers.
Walking The Dead To Heaven is the job of Ezekiel, a soul gatherer being punished for the terrible sin of throwing away his precious gift of life by committing suicide. His next assignment is to help Stacy’s soul out of her dead body and escort her to heaven.
Stacy Winters fell from a ladder at work, hit her head, and dies. Her store manager gives her CPR and manages to bring her back, only for her to awaken in a strange parallel world with the name of Ellen Moore. To her horror, Stacy has no memory of ever having lived in this new world. When she was brought back to life, her life’s clock was reset. Ezekiel must now wait for her new life’s clock to run down. But something happened when Ezekiel watched Stacy from afar: He fell in love with her.
Their relationship grows and they begin to wish for the impossible, a life together. Can a mortal and a spirit to have a future More >
“Once A Trojan Always A Trojan: A True Story” by Phil Ross is a Debut Retro Sports Book Enhanced by Podcast Interview.
This debut book, a sports-related narrative centered on never-before-told game moments coupled with humorous fight scenes off the field and heart-tugging family situations, appeals to a broad readership. It has earned numerous positive reviews on Amazon.com and Goodreads.com. Among the 60-plus people interviewed were several former NFL head coaches, players and coaches from a consensus national champion football team and male and female relatives of central character Joe Obbema, the team’s youngest player and a man with “a billy-goat-gruff exterior but soft-as-lamb’s-wool heart.” The YouTube video of the author’s most recent interview, a half-hour on The Coach Les Show on Dec. 8 with the FoxSports Denver podcast affiliate – which streams worldwide – is easily accessible via the video trailer link accompanying this. The book’s specific discussion begins at the 53:00 mark of the podcast.
Phil Ross does what no other can — provide a treat for history buffs and sports fans alike. What sparked my interest was that even with almost 50 years having passed between the More >
Mean girl meets nice guy in the otherworldly adventure “Shield of the Palidine” by Barbara T. Cerny.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, Shield of the Palidine, by author Barbara T. Cerny.
Princess Elise d’Orleans, niece to King Louis XIII, is a spoiled brat used to having everyone cater to her every whim. She hates planet Amorgos, hates the races living there, and hates the fact that everyone believes she is their Redeemer. In other words, she is a royal pain in the derriere!
Elise is supposed to be the One to free them from enslavement of their common enemy, the Asmodai. But more than anything else, Elise hates that the only other human in Amorgos is a stinky peasant named Pierre, who doesn’t kowtow to her every whim.
Shield of the Palidine chronicles the journey of Elise to find the true Redeemer, as well as Pierre’s transformation to a warrior of immense abilities, and their unexpected and unbridled love, despite the reasons that they shouldn’t have a happy ending. Above all, this clever fantasy is not only entertaining, but it also teaches lessons about bigotry and More >
“Practical Perspectives on Youth: Engagement and Mobilisation Strategy” by Odianose Dominic Matthew offers Practical Solutions for the Major Problems Faced by Youth.
It is not often that a book comes along yielding practical advice to the problems facing youth today. Practical Perspectives on Youth: Engagement and Mobilisation Strategy contains eight chapters that deal with an aspect of a youth problem and how it can be overcome.
The issues include mobilising youth and directing them toward a common goal. Also covered are social networking; civic duties and obligations to the state; youth and crime; HIV/AIDS and risky behaviours; drug abuse; and how to become financially independent.
Dayo Isreal, Former United Nations youth ambassador of Nigeria, wrote the book’s foreword, saying: “In today’s dynamic world where youth development should be in the front burner of every African government portfolio, Practical Perspectives on Youth written by Odianose Dominic Matthew becomes a handy guide in youth work. The author’s practical solutions proffered from a background of research and experience gained while working with young people are commendable, and an asset that qualifies him as an authority in the field.”
About the Author:
Raised in Lagos, Nigeria, Odianose More >
Learn How Historical Events Led Up to the Actions of 9/11 in “The Last Crusades (Abdullah of Arabia)” by Abdullah Bin Juttie.
Events don’t happen in a vacuum. The background that was responsible for sowing the seeds of the events leading up to September 11, 2001, is chronicled in the incisive book The Last Crusades.
The dysfunctional relations between the West and Islam that preceded 9/11 include an in-depth historical preview of how Palestine was overtaken by Zionists with the help of the British. The book graphically illustrates how Zionists forcefully ran the Palestinians out of Palestine and established the state of Israel with the help of Europe and the U.S.
The book chronicles the author’s return to the Middle East after becoming a professional ESL teacher and working in Saudi Arabia for 12 years. He watched the horror of 9/11 before work one morning, and was propelled from that experience to theorize how he would write this book against the backdrop of 9/11, subsequent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and how these conflicts have expanded confrontation between the West, Israel, Palestine, and the entire Islamic world.
Will it be possible to avoid the threat of a third More >
Black Lawrence Press releases “elsewhere” by Scott Alexander Jones, a long poem whose mascot insists on the political relevance of rain puddles.
Elsewhere, the first book in Jones’s Whitmanesque collection of long poems, Indian Summer’s End, is a film in the form of a poem—a lyrically confessional fever dreamscape in which the dissolution of a relationship, a planet, a moment are equally worthy of fixation. Low suns outside dusty windowsills might be rising or setting, and elsewhere is at home in the confusion before things take shape. The descent is wistful, the cadence frantically musical, as the poem’s mouthpiece struggles to discern nostalgia from nightmare before losing “what’s left / of everything / we’ve never known.”
“There is a word for the prodigal circles we turn / alien on the outskirts,” writes Scott Alexander Jones in this book of fragmenting intimacy and emotional exile. His long poem explores the ravished wanderings and compulsive ruptures of a contemporary romance, born in restlessness, hungry for fresh encounters on ever more uncertain terrain, “blinding & cloudscaped / & groundless.” Fidelities, to person or location, become a series of tenuous sendings, “fluctuations / begun as open winds / in the More >
Midnight Ink will release “Dying for the Past” by T. J. O’Connor in January… newest mystery, heralds the return of Oliver “Tuck” Tucker.
Midnight Ink announces the upcoming release of Dying for the Past by Tj O’Connor. Dying for the Past (ISBN: 978-0-7387-4206-9, Trade Paper, 408 pages, $14.99 US/$17.50 CAN) will be available where fine books are sold in January 2015. Dying for the Past will also be published in an eBook edition.
Dying for the Past, acclaimed author Tj O’Connor’s newest mystery, heralds the return of Oliver “Tuck” Tucker, the tough, tenacious detective with a most unusual trait: he’s dead. It may seem that Tuck, the ghost detective extraordinaire who successfully solved his own murder, should have earned some rest—perhaps eternal sleep in his case—but he’s back at work, hot on the trail of a cold-blooded killer. And this case is going to turn out to be a live one….
About Dying for the Past: Dying is not for the faint of heart—and neither is the murder of a mysterious philanthropist with ties to the Russian mob and 1939 gangsters. As the story opens, Tuck is in the midst of observing, at least in spirit, as More >