Book Announcement: Not Too Cocksure, by Marc Freden

image005NOT TOO COCKSURE, by Marc Freden
Sunstone Press, Trade Paperback: $19.99 retail
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT GAY HOLLYWOOD DOES BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, READ THIS BOOK!

An unflinching, candid, and scandalous look at Hollywood: A world of secrets, sex and celebrity, where dreams can come true for those who have the ambition and willingness to leave their moral compass locked in the closet.

Mica Daly is an aggressive, ambitious on-camera entertainment reporter. Chad Martin is a strikingly handsome cater-waiter and ambitious, driven aspiring actor...

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Book Announcement: A Touch of the Underworld, by Dr. David Trucker

A story unique in American History is that of an 85-year-old working physician in Wisconsin who admits to having been part of the Underworld, a system that began as the Cleveland Syndicate and subsequently became the prototype of the Mafia in America.
A Touch of The Underworld by Dr. David Trucker, the pen name of Dr. David Florence, is an historical document pointing out the ingeniousness and violence, which led to many economic and cultural developments in America by the underworld and the role of his family and himself in the process.
Incorporating both the history and humor in a unique fashion makes this read a cliffhanger, along with Dr. Florence’s interactions with many celebrities from Hollywood and around the nation.

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Release: Imaginary Things, by Andrea Lochen

Imaginary Things (pub date 4/15) by award-winning author Andrea Lochen.

From Andrea Lochen, award-winning author of The Repeat Year, comes an enchanting tale about family, love, and the courage it takes to face your demons and start over again.Burned-out and completely broke, twenty-two-year-old single mother Anna Jennings moves to her grandparents’ rural Wisconsin home for the summer―her four-year-old, David, in tow. Returning to Salsburg reminds Anna of simpler times―fireflies, picnics, Neapolitan ice cream―long before she met her unstable ex and everything changed. But the sudden appearance of shadowy dinosaurs awakens Anna from this small-town spell, and forces her to believe she has either lost her mind or can somehow see her son’s active imagination. Frightened, Anna struggles to learn the rules of this bizarre phenomenon, but what she uncovers along the way is completely unexpected: revelations about what her son’s imaginary friends truly represent and hidden secrets about her own childhood.

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Release: GAME OF LOVE, by Ara Grigorian

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In the Game of Love, Winner Takes All

 

Love in tennis is nothing, but in Life it is Everything

 

Game of Love, by Ara Grigorian [Curiosity Quill Press, May 4, 2015, $16.99] is set in the high-stakes world of professional tennis where fortune and fame can be decided by a single point.

Gemma Lennon has spent nearly all of her 21 years focused on one thing: Winning a Grand Slam.

After a disastrous and very public scandal and subsequent loss at the Australian Open, Gemma is now laser-focused on winning the French Open. Nothing and no one will derail her shot at winning – until a heated chance encounter with brilliant and sexy Andre Reyes threatens to throw her off her game.

Breaking her own rules, Gemma begins a torrid affair with Andre who sh...

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Release: CONDOS AND CONDOMS, by Eva M. Alexander

Short stories encourage celebrating differences and enjoying life

Life enthusiast records stories of people she’s met over the years

TORONTO – There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. Madeline Sheehan, author

In her new book “Condos and Condoms,” author Eva M. Alexander chronicles the people that have come in and out of her life through real-life short stories of family, friendship, humor, pain, happiness and love.

“These stories are real, and I wrote them so others can enjoy them right along with me,” Alexander said.

Alexander is a Condominium Real Estate Agent with a passion for writing short stories that celebrate life...

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Press Release: BLIND SPOT, by Chandler McGrew

blindspotFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Burn-out Detective Teams with Blind-Deaf Teen

In Terrifying, Occult Struggle to Survive

 

“Chandler McGrew [is] showing us how to scare the pants off readers with [Blind Spot].”

The Chicago Tribune

 
“What starts out as a crime thriller quickly turns into a horror novel that is so scary, the audience will read with all the lights left on… This is horror fiction at its most chilling, making Chandler McGrew a worthy successor to Stephen King.”
Harriet Klausner

 
Astor + Blue Editions is proud to present Blind Spot by critically acclaimed horror novelist, Chandler McGrew (ISBN: 978-1-941286-41-8; Thriller / Supernatural / Horror / Suspense / Mystery; March 2015).

In a small Maine valley, thirteen-year-old Pierce Morin, born blind and deaf, possesses a t...

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You Told Me To Give Up

You told me to give up. You told me to let it go and walk away.

And because you don’t ever ask much of me… because you rarely are ever that adamant or demanding of me… but mostly because I know you are right and I agree with you, I am going to walk away and give up.

Because you told me to.

Because I want to.

Because it’s the right thing to do.

But I still don’t regret for one moment that I chose to try. And I don’t regret for one moment that I feel I did the right thing at the right time and for the right reasons. If someone else took my reasons, took my kindness, took my offer, took my friendship, took anything else that I gave of freely, and then used it for some other purpose than I had intended, that’s on them, not me. The karmic balance of the universe is ever in place, and I got mine coming… and so do they. And I don’t have to DO anything to make that happen or even want that to happen. I just know that’s how the universe works.

But I find it strange that you asked me to give up.

I find ...

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Busy And Yet Not And Yet…

It’s funny the things I’ll do to keep my mind occupied. I have been mostly ‘stable’ on my health this past year. But what that means to me and what that means to someone else are actually two different things. For me, stable means I haven’t actually been admitted to the hospital any time during the past year. I still have at least three doctor’s appointments every month, just for standard care. That’s not counting little or big problems that crop up along the way.

I guess I was doing well enough that I started to think along the lines of, “Hey, maybe I could actually start doing some REAL work again…” And then I started helping out this local restaurant, doing a lot of real work for them, and I learned really fast that I am so not ready to go back to work. Not even close to it. My doctor just shook her head at me, flabbergasted I even was doing what I was doing. She sort of scolded me, in fact.

But I also learned there ARE things I can do to be productive and feel good about myself. I can write some, but not as fast or as much as I used to. But I am still writing. I got one of my biggest royalty payments from Smashwords yet. Not enough to pay the mortgage, but it was enough I could have taken my family out for a nice meal. Adjusting my priorities and dreams slightly, for now, I can be pretty happy with that.

I want to write more though. I NEED to. My brain and body and soul needs to write more.

The birds are helping. Memphis and Conner are amazing...

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Press Release: “The Sketching Detective”, by Jack McCormac

indexFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 22, 2015

CLEMSON, S.C. – Nightclub dancers, a murderous plot and a race against time. These are just a few plotlines in The Sketching Detective, Jack McCormac latest novel since leaving the world of civil engineering to write mystery thrillers.

“This is a detective novel for the 21st century, full of surprises, wit and intelligence,” McCormac said. “Jack McKay, a university professor, is going to put his unlikely detective skills to use once again after solving the case of the murdered showgirl-and almost ending his marriage.”

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Sárka-Jonae Miller : Author Interview

Author Short Biography

Sarka Miller Author PhotoSárka-Jonae Miller is an award-winning novelist, publicist, and journalist, among other “ists.” Her novel writing career began with Between Boyfriends, an edgy chick-lit book for women who’ve been ‘between boyfriends,’ which is much cooler than being single.

Sárka-Jonae is a graduate of Syracuse University. Before writing full-time, she was a personal trainer and massage therapist, helping people tone up, slim down, and chill out. In her free time, SJ loves to dance in flash mobs, in music videos, on speakers, or at home in her underwear. She practices kung fu and yoga, was briefly a Buddhist nun, and travels extensively for “research.” She is also published under the name SJ Miller.

Author Interview with SJ Miller

It’s rare today to find an author who doe...

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