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Christianity and Islam Clash in Historical Murder Mystery in “Asim: Servant of Two Masters” by D. W. Smith.
Set in mid-15th-century Europe, the historical novel Asim: Servant of Two Masters is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Filled with assassins and intrigue, Ottoman warrior Asim is cast in the role of hero in D.W. Smith’s engrossing novel.
Jose N. Fran, Amazon 5-Star Review: “It was like watching a great movie that keeps you at the edge of your seat through out the entire book.”
In 1453 Turkey, Mehmed the Conqueror has just defeated the Byzantine Empire and ushers in a new era called the Ottoman Empire. Sending an envoy to open trade routes to Spain and Portugal, Mehmed directs his most trusted bodyguard Asim to look after the members of the envoy. The mission is turned on its head when one of the Islamic members is mysteriously murdered in her bed chamber.
Asim is given permission from Pope Nicholas to investigate the crime but no authority to arrest any Christian that may be involved. His instructions from Mehmed were to bring the cowards to justice. How can a man serve Christianity and Islam at the same time?
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Sci-Fi Novel Explores the Possibilities of Human Cloning in “Bred for Speed: An Adventure in Imposseality” by Don Moeller.
What would happen if a cheeta’s DNA was crossbred with a human’s? In this astounding sci-fi adventure, the result is a cloned runner who was Bred for Speed.
Kimba, a young man of the Katanga tribe in Namibia, must run through lion and cheetah-filled paths every day on his way to school. Speed is of the essence! Kimba’s running and academic accomplishments earn him a scholarship to St. Andrews University in Scotland. There he meets and marries Seti, with whom he uses his cloning knowledge to cross-breed both cheetah and human DNA strands. Seti is implanted with the DNA and gives birth to a super-fast son whom they name Masemba.
Their child’s cheetah-genetic predatory instinct of attacking other runners must be curbed so the boy won’t be disqualified from racing. Masemba ends up winning Olympic gold medals as well as the Victoria Cross for saving the Queen from an assassination attempt. This super human young man Bred for Speed sets other world records for prowess, but was it all worth the price?
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Memoir Looks at How an Academic Beat Mental Illness in “Recovery From Mental Illness” by Richard Lewis.
The author wrote Recovery from Mental Illness to give hope and encouragement to others with mental health issues.
Born in South London in the late 1950s, author Richard Lewis enjoyed a happy childhood, one that showed few signs that as an adult he would experience severe mental illness that took root when he was a university student. He details his recovery and how he was able to achieve his goals.
He states, “I battled through, and despite enduring schizophrenia and depression, I not only gained the academic equivalent of five degrees, including a Ph.D., but also secured engaging employment as a freelance journalist, a published author of five books, and a historian.”
“We are proud to announce the release of this memoir that gives an insider’s look at coping with mental illness,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
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Short Stories Are a Literary ‘Homage’ From a World Traveler in “Homage” by Terence Roberts.
Terence Roberts’ debut short story collection Homage is a must-read. The author grew up during the exciting 1950/60 decades of cosmopolitan modern culture in British Guiana’s capital of Georgetown.
This collection of 10 unique stories enriches the literary genre by focusing on memory; the relationship of the writer’s moment of writing and the events communicated; the conception and misconceptions possible between persons of different ancestry, race, nationality, city, lifestyle, profession and gender; the effect of changing trends in the arts on the lifestyles of societies, cities, and generations; and the personal and specific influence of films, art, music, and literature on the diverse characters within the stories. The tales travel from Toronto, New York, Caracas, and Georgetown, to Guyana’s border regions, where bold young women and men encounter each other in sensual and intelligent experiences.
Apart from their suggestive autobiographical and fictional data, some of these startling and often hilarious stories are exercises in the possibilities of contemporary fiction. This all adds up to make Homage an exciting read in both content and style.
“This stunning literary collection presents a fascinating read and we are thrilled More >
“Teaching Christ’s Children About Feeling Angry” by Corine Hyman is a New Christian Children Book About Coping with Anger.
Corine Hyman, a dedicated clinical psychologist is excited to announce her first book that combines her training as a clinical psychologist and Christian faith Teaching Christ’s Children About Feeling Angry.
Does your child have trouble expressing their anger? Do they call names when angry or hit when mad? Teaching Christ’s Children about Feeling Angry helps children understand and manage the difficult emotion of anger from a biblical perspective.
Once again, Corine Hyman breaks down what the Bible says in a way that children can understand. Like all of Corine’s books, Teaching Christ’s Children About Feeling Angry is designed to speak directly to the child, and acts as a discussion starter for children and adults to use together.
Teaching Christ’s Children About Feeling Angry has already drawn in a great deal of praise.
Teaching Christ’s Children About Feeling Angry shows us that feeling anger is OK – it’s an emotion given to us by God like all the others, but it’s how we handle our anger that’s important. Meg Falciani, blogger at Adventures with Jude.
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Ursine “hero” Thelonious T. Bear returns for the second installment in the quirky and hilarious cozy mystery series from bestselling author Mitzi Szereto, co-authored with her celebrity sidekick bear, Teddy Tedaloo with “Rotten Peaches (The Thelonious T. Bear Chronicles).”
Dillinger-style bank heists are being committed by a dangerous gang of little people wearing animal masks. Enter ursine photojournalist Thelonious T. Bear. Still smarting from his misadventures in Norfolk, England, he’s eager to begin his assignment in the American South.
However, Thelonious soon learns that the South isn’t all fried chicken and sweet tea. In between encounters with a trigger-happy farmer and a fire-and-brimstone preacher with a snake, he’s stalked by a man in a red pickup truck and nearly bear-napped by a family of hillbillies. Thelonious’s resemblance to one of the bank bandits puts him on the radar of Sheriff Maynard Grizzle and budding reporter Nate Jessop, both of whom are convinced he’s in the gang.
As the robberies gain more media attention, locals smell fame in the air. Suddenly everyone wants in on the action. And Thelonious finds himself at the heart of yet another series of crimes!
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Two Cops, One Oath, Matched Foes in “An Imperfect Oath” by Stewart Goodwin.
Sworn to protect and serve, Nichols and Hadley had taken the same oath. One to do as he had sworn, the other to take advantage.
“An Imperfect Oath” by Stewart Goodwin, is a fictional story based on a true crime. It follows the cat and mouse game of two officers who find themselves on opposite sides of this sacred oath. While Nichols fights his own demons he also works to build an airtight case against a fellow officer who knows the system as well as Nichols. Complicating the case are two other suspects who have secrets of their own to hide. As the case heats up, runs cold, then heats up again over thirty years, unexpected twists and turns will keep you turning pages to learn if Hadley will ever be caught and prosecuted.
D. McClain, retired law enforcement, writes, “I enjoyed the book. Finished it this morning. I read, close to 50 books a year and this was as well written as those done by people who have done it for years. I liked the short chapters. I also liked that you didn’t try More >
Vietnamese History Is Relived Through the Powerful Memoir “The Life Stories: Pregnant Women at Sea” by Nhan Thieu Nguyen.
Discover true Vietnamese culture and the important part that Vietnam played in recent history in this extraordinary memoir.
Author Nhan Thieu Nguyen survived the different stages his country experienced over the last 50 years of the 20th century, from colonial French rule to the democratic government of South Vietnam, and later living under the ruthless communists who took over after the Vietnam War.
Nguyen was among the 800,000 members of ARVN and the public servants who were congregated after Saigon fell on April 30, 1975. He remembers his incarceration, the trauma of living in the re-education period, and escaping from his homeland because intellectuals were slaughtered. The Vietcong used re-education for revenge after the Khmer Rouge bloodbath that killed 165,000 political prisoners. These are things he will never forget.
He believes the communist character has never changed. The life stories in this stunning memoir reflect the total panorama of the Vietnamese people and its author.
About the Author:
Born in South Vietnam, Nhan Thieu Nguyen now lives in San Jose, California. A senior citizen, his dream More >
Revenge Changes a Young Man’s Future Forever in the Crime Novel “The Birth of a Vigilante” by Russell West.
Someone or something very powerful and fearsome emerges to begin a deadly sequence of rage and revenge in the compelling crime novel The Birth of a Vigilante.
Brilliant, sensitive, and gifted, Titus Booth has the world by the tail. His adoring father runs a thriving mercantile, and his mother arranges an unorthodox education for her boy genius. The death of his beloved Granny Tess, an Irish widow who posed as a man to fight in the Civil War, sets in motion the tragedies that make Titus question his very being.
After a wealthy benefactor takes a liking to him, Titus starts out on a world trip to find his purpose in life. Just as he begins to find his bearings, all goes terribly wrong and this innocent young man is innocent no more.
“This crime novel is not only a thriller, but offers a fascinating look back into history. We are thrilled to announce its release,” said Robert Fletcher, CEO of Strategic Book Publishing and Rights Agency.
About the Author:
Born in Tennessee, Russell West now resides in Birmingham, More >
Marie Godley is pleased to announce the release of her new Young Adult novel, “Janalya.”
The debut YA fantasy book for author Marie Godley is out now.
Janalya is about an air elemental searching for others of her kind. The elemental’s enemy, for hundreds of years, are the Shatara, a race of shape shifting panthers. When Janalya meets one of these panthers, things change for ever.
About the Author:
I live in the south of England, luckily enough near the sea. My family and the scenery here are the inspiration for some of my characters and stories.I started writing whilst I was working in a school library but I now write full time, except looking after my family, of course! My books range in ages from under fives to teenagers. I like having a fantasy element to my stories because it allows you to use your imagination, also I am a big kid at heart. To find out more visit my web site www.mariegodley.moonfruit.com
Author Name:: Marie Godley Author Website:: www.mariegodley.moonfruit.com Book Title:: Janalya ISBN:: B013PQTVP0 Publisher:: self published Release Date:: 22nd August 2015 Category:: Fiction Subcategory:: YA – Fantasy