“Honor and Polygamy: A Novel” by Omar Farhad narrates the story of an individual and a country, both enduring a fight within and against themselves.
Omar Farhad’s novel, ‘Honor and Polygamy’ narrates the story of Nicholas Blake, a diplomatic officer working with the United Nations in New York. When he is suddenly called to report for duty in Afghanistan, a series of incidents ensure that his life isn’t void of its share of drama and action. From being kidnapped by the Taliban, to executing a partially successful escape from their clutches and then seeking asylum in a village home where he is forced to marry a young girl to continue evading the Taliban, this novel has got it all. It beautifully captures the entire range of emotions our hero, Nick goes through during his travails in a foreign country.
Honor and Polygamy is more than a simple novel that tells the story of a man stuck between doing what he believes to be right and what everyone else says is. It is also a relevant and contemporary commentary on the ground situation in Afghanistan, especially now with the American and other coalition forces leaving the More >
“Bewilderness” by Marc McKee is a compelling new poetry collection and his second full-length collection.
It feels redundant to say that the beginning of the 21st century was terrible. In the fevered amber light of perpetual alert, there was much simulated barking, much abuse of the languages until our languages seemed nearly entirely contorted into a delivery system for fear and aggression, often beneath the veil of banal doublespeak. This in turn yielded the kinds of violence, torture, and retaliation that we are, sadly, no longer surprised by. In that same glow, one could detect deep and ugly fissures in the façades of institutions and ideologies we once wanted to believe aspired to righteousness, or at least rational attempts to provide order and nominal peace.
Bewilderness, Marc McKee’s second full-length collection, is saturated with the evidence of this state of affairs. In poem after poem, the culture of pervasive suspicion and cultivated paranoia is revealed as the site at which the power of the creative imagination and its essential, motivating impulse of empathy must push back with whatever tools it can muster. The poems in Bewilderness alternate between adopting ironic personae aimed at laying bare the toxic voices of More >
Tennessee Author Robert W. Brady Releases Third Book In His Epic Fantasy Series The Fovean Chronicles – “Indomitus Oriens.”
Author, Robert W. Brady is pleased to announce the release of third book in his epic fantasy series, The Fovean Chronicles – Indomitus Oriens.
To say that Randy Morden had an effect on Fovea is an understatement. More than ten years after his arrival, the Fovean High Council is in a shambles, the supremacy of the Uman-Chi is a memory, and Eldador is an Empire, not a kingdom.
An Uman-Chi girl finds herself with a song to sing, a song which is a gift from the goddess Eveave. When she sings it, another call will come to Earth, a new call for two new champions, a young girl and an old man, for the world where magic is used like technology, and technology is just starting to appear.
Now War is about to rage across Fovea, and the greedy Eldadorian government is at the center of it. These two champions from Earth have a decision to make – one not so easy as they might think:
Which side are they on?
Travel with Bill and Melissa in the footsteps of the Conqueror More >
“Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy,” a new novel by James N. Patrick Sr. and J. Victor Tomaszek, explores how the blood of many provides profits for a select few.
When the safety and soul of the United States are threatened, three Americans risk the ultimate sacrifice to uncover and expose a global conspiracy to defraud the nation of trillions of dollars in an operation funded by Washington war profiteering and illegal drug sales. The despicable activities are sanctioned by the CIA, controlled by Mafia and laundered by Wall Street traders.
That’s the plot of “Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy,” a novel written by James N. Patrick Sr. and J. Victor Tomaszek. The novel takes readers through a maze of political corruption and intrigue at the highest levels of government.
“Blood Profit$: The Lithium Conspiracy” (Roundfire Books/ISBN 978-1-78279-483-7/$18.95 paperback/$7.99 e-book) is by first-time author Patrick and five-time novelist Tomaszek.
“We started writing this book via email several years ago, coming at the story from vastly different political perspectives and life experiences,” said Patrick, who met Tomaszek through a shared love of alpacas. “The main characters, Generation Xers, are like many people the readers probably know, More >
Author And Motivational Speaker Chris Lynch Sets Out To Inspire People To Overcome Trauma And Fear – “Within Your Reach: A Journey Through Diabetes.”
Maryland author and motivational speaker, Chris Lynch is pleased to announce the promotion of his book, Within Your Reach: A Journey Through Diabetes. Chris plans to inspire people experiencing trauma and pain to turn around their approach to life: from fear to engagement; from denial to acceptance; from self-aggrandizement to enabling hope, love, and peace to others, within their reach.
In 2008, Chris Lynch’s life was transformed in four dramatic days when he was hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis, hyperkalemia, and atrial fibrillation. Diagnosed with a blood sugar level of 1,469 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl), Chris faced near-death and a lifetime of insulin dependence. Realizing his survival was a miracle made possible by God, Chris began a new journey into health and renewed faith, successfully reducing his insulin dependence from 120 units per day to zero.
Always a positive spirit dedicated to helping others, Chris determined to share his story with other people, along with a simple, powerful message: “Believe, Receive, and Reciprocate.” A dynamic and engaging speaker, Chris’ humor, down-to-earth More >
Spiritual/Self-Help Book, “Beauty as a State of Being” by Dr. Solomon Katz Receives Several National Book Awards.
Solomon Katz is pleased to announce that his book, “Beauty as a State of Being: Mastering Mind and the Spiritual Path,” has won several prominent book awards this year. These include:
2014 Nautilus Book Awards: Silver Winner, Religion/Spirituality – Eastern 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Winner, Self Help 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards: Winner, Self Help – Spiritual
In Beauty as a State of Being, described as “both a self-help manual and a work of art,” Dr. Katz, a Harvard trained psychologist and former Buddhist monk, takes the reader on a journey of mind from suffering to spiritual realization.
Beauty as a State of Being is required reading for everyone who has a mind. The mind is a powerful tool capable of great creativity and invention. But, when used improperly, the mind can also become an instrument of suffering. Beauty as a State of Being shows the reader how to use the mind well, so that peace can reign in the individual life and, by extension, the life of the world.
When the mind finds its proper place More >
AAPC Publishing Releases New Book That Helps Support Children’s Social And Emotional Competence with “Make Social Learning Stick!” Elizabeth A. Sautte.
AAPC Publishing and author, Elizabeth A. Sautter, MA CCC-SLP, are pleased to announce the release of their new book, Make Social Learning Stick!: How to Guide and Nurture Social Competence Through Everyday Routines and Activities. Make Social Learning Stick! is a user-friendly guide written for parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists who want to support children’s social and emotional competence.
Many books provide a global view, or the “whys,” of social and emotional development. The ideas and suggestions offered in this book are more about the “whats” and “how-to’s”—what to do in the moment and how to make the moment teachable! The activities presented offer strategies that have worked for other families, and will help readers create engaging ideas to suit their unique child and family.
This book doesn’t ask parents to do extra work, but rather to use their daily routines to influence and increase social learning. It offers a “social learning diet” of concepts and actions that can be used in everyday life to increase verbal and nonverbal language, listening skills, understanding of hidden rules, More >
From Author Kevin Dwyer Is A New Coming Of Age Story “Pride Of Love” That Tackles Various Social Issues.
Illinois author, Kevin Dwyer is pleased to announce the release of his new contemporary fiction novel, Pride of Love. A coming of age story of a young man who overcomes his horrific past and finds love where he least expects it.
Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Coleman endures a heinous act on him. After the case is dropped, his mother, Claire, accedes to his request to move. Leaving behind his old life, he is left with a disturbing scar on his back. Hopelessness comes in on him and he takes off the bracelet that he has worn his whole life, which means something to him. Looking for a new beginning, Jesse who dresses differently meets Jaden who dresses like a outcast and the two fall in love with each other. With love from their mothers and good friend Liz, they try to bury their pasts behind.
Pride of Love is available in print and ebook format and Amazon.com.
About The Author:
Kevin Dwyer was born in Midlothian IL, south suburb of Chicago. He graduated from Bremen high school. Time passed and he brought his More >
Missing photos, a missing diary and a missing woman: Three mysteries converge in a new thriller by the award-winning novelist Charles Salzberg in “Swann’s Lake of Despair.”
Where mystery lurks, detective Henry Swann is not far behind.
The offbeat private investigator is back in “Swann’s Lake of Despair,” award-winning author Charles Salzberg’s newest installment in his successful mystery series. This time, Swann is charged with solving three challenging cases when rare photos of bombshell Marilyn Monroe, a scandalous diary and a beautiful woman all disappear. Salzberg’s latest book comes out Oct. 22, 2014.
The story takes off with an offer for Swann to team up with his careless, unreliable frenemy Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-“facilitator” would provide the leads and muscle, while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A missing diary penned by a free-loving jazz flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic photographer, his wife; and he’s hired to search for a lonely writer’s runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial, deadly facts of life for everyone – More >
See what’s cooking when an Irish baker finds love in the Big Apple in romance novel “Tressa” by Barbara T. Cerny.
Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency is pleased to announce the release of its newest title, Tressa, by author Barbara T. Cerny.
Where can a woman escape when she has nowhere else to turn? New York City!
Running away from an abusive husband and the loss of her newborn baby, Tressa O’Daire leaves Dublin, Ireland, for a new start in the Big Apple. A baker by trade, she finds work in New York with the Langley family as a nursemaid to their baby girl. Tressa begins using their oven to start her own business and a new life. Ethan Langley, crippled in a riding accident that left him in a wheelchair, has spent the last eight years in his room hiding away from his family and the hatred of his brother, Heaton. The only bright spot in his life is his sister, Sarah. Then a certain Irish baker arrives and turns his life upside down.
But Ethan and Tressa’s romance hits a snag when the head of the Langley household dies unexpectedly, leaving the business and family fortune to More >