YA Fantasy – Prophase: A Present Tale

ProphaseProphase: A Present Tale
By Mitchel Street
Publisher: Cseri Consulting
Published: March 2014
ISBN: 978-0991554300
ASIN: B00JMUVHAG
Pages: 310
Genre: Fantasy, YA Fantasy

Become swept away into a world of light just beyond our perception.

Piper Walker, a high school senior, has seen her share of hard times. At a young age, she lost her mother to breast cancer shortly after her brother Charlie was born. Raising her baby brother under the wrathful eye of an abusive and alcoholic father, she relies heavily on her small, but tight core of friends. Lisa, her best friend from kindergarten, and Chris, her longtime boyfriend, help to keep her above water. Along with her friends, Piper’s elderly neighbor, Ester, and her lynx point Siamese cat, Jazz, become the extended family she never had.

Even before her mom died, Piper always felt different. She was opposite of her popular best buddy Lisa, and didn’t enjoy doing what most other teenage girls liked to do. She wasn’t much for fixing up and thought hanging out was boring. Music and nature were her muses. Piper grew up next to a forest with countless paths, one of which led to the high school; the others to myriad of seasonal wonders. Piper spent countless hours in the woods exploring and finding solace in the trees, wild flowers, and every kind of animal. Although somewhat shy and insecure of her voice, Piper was lead vocals and a passionate bass player for a garage band called ‘The Coat Tails’ that consisted of Lisa, Chris, and their close friend Josh. Having never sounded better, they were sure to win the senior talent show.

After a Spring Fling dance, a near-death experience prematurely rebirths Piper to her destiny, for not even she knows who she really is. Her identity has remained buried deep for her protection. She awakens to a dimension where light laden with emotions emits from everything around her. Overnight, Piper and her world are transformed into something radically different. What she thought was real was only the beginning, a thin veneer to actual reality. Universal truths are turned upside down. She wakes to a magical world with an ancient history and kingdoms of races. Life becomes way more beautiful, complex, and breathtaking than she ever imagined.

A menagerie of supernatural and metallic gleaming mythical characters come to assist Piper to take her first steps in her new world and keep her safe. The realm of brilliant auras, feelings, and endless color surround her creating a language she doesn’t understand. She begins a long journey to discovering and mastering her powers and senses that defy fantasy. Riding gravity waves, casting spells, and leaping to exotic locations become her new curriculum.

However, amongst the Eden lies a fatal danger. For centuries, a tyrannical rule has suppressed and strangled the enchanted world she is now part of. A most brilliant Guardian, named Eli, and his council, the Arbitri, have become the only voice. Evolution has stopped. Only Piper has the power to bring about change.

Amongst the unspeakable beauty, unknown danger, and the desire to find out who she really is, Piper stumbles upon an unexplainable, first-time love that becomes the only thing that she can cling to in her stormy and unexpected life. From the first time his voice dances on her ear drums, she is taken by something wonderfully unreal.

Piper now must juggle her two worlds – and disguise her increasing abilities and morphing appearance while attempting to be the slightly nerdy teenager everyone knows.

This story captivates the imagination with the beauty of nature and the celebration of love, life, and light – and the power of one girl.

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About the Author:
Prophase authorMitchel Street is an avid storyteller with an innate passion for fiction writing. He was raised in rural Wisconsin near the shores of Lake Michigan across from a small forest that became his second home. As an adult, M. Street has lived on the East Coast in Boston, on the West Coast in San Jose, and now resides South, in the great city of Austin, TX.  A love for nature, art, spirituality, and science has been his foundation. He has been fortunate to have been adopted by cats, dogs, birds, frogs, turtles, and Monarch butterflies. His professional background is rooted in Engineering having earned a graduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is technically published (under a different name). He is currently creating Metaphase and Anaphase, the follow-on to Prophase, part of the Mitosis series.

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Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Suspense – Resistance Music

Resistance MusicResistance Music
By T.A. Barnes
ISBN: 978-1497341890
ASIN: B00HL6YA7U
Published: January 2014
Pages: 302
Genre: Women’s Fiction, Historical Fiction, Women’s Suspense

They say she can trust them in a fight for her life. The truth is she can’t trust anyone….

An American rock star is murdered in northern Spain, drawing her sister into the underground of radical Basque Separatists and those who hunt them. With no idea of her family’s ties to the feared ETA, Sancia is thrown unwilling into a deadly baptism by knowledge, the price of which is death. Betrayed by those she trusts, sought by a cause she can’t support and stalked by those sworn to have what she holds at any cost, Sancia makes her stand alone. Some things, she learns, are truly worth one’s life.

From the halls of the cliff-top castle on the Cantabrian Sea to the remote villages of the Spanish Pyrenees, this is a story of marvelous covenants; of people willing to die for their cause, and others who commit the unspeakable to stop them. It’s a story of heroism and the single choices from which it is born, that sometimes make the world a better place.

….When the evening darkened and the breeze through the window grew chill, Sancia closed it and left the chamber. In her pocket was the key to the new lock on the ancient tunnels; in her heart, the fading presence of all that had been young and innocent in her life….

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About the Author:
ResistanceMusic AuthorT.A. Barnes is a former journalist, whose travels in Spain and long-held admiration for the Basques led to this story. A native New Mexican, the author divides his time between Texas and Virginia, where in his 1850s schoolhouse office, he is at work on his next novel.

 

 

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Health/Sports/Nutrition – New Jump Swing Healthy Aging and Athletic Nutrition

New Jump Swing Healthy Aging Athletic Nutrition ProgramNew Jump Swing Healthy Aging and Athletic Nutrition
By Donald “Spiderman” Thomas
ISBN: 978-1462884261 (paperback)
ISBN: 978-1462884278 (hardcover)
ASIN: B0098IP3W0
Pages: 217
Publisher: Xlibris
Genre: Health, Sports, Nutrition

New Jump Swing Healthy Aging and Athletic Nutrition is a world record sports nutrition program focusing on plant based nutrition and herbs for athletic performance and healthy aging.

Let Donald ‘Spiderman” Thomas show you how through this program he was able to achieve three Guinness World Records in public speaking.

His topics included:

The history of herbs in maintaining physical fitness and vegetarian athletic nutrition.

In these pages you will learn how to:

  • Maximize your health span within your life span
  • Preserve and improve skin and muscle tone as well as lung capacity
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol through diet and exercise
  • Manage the symptoms of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy) safely and effectively
  • Replace “energy drinks” with drug free herbal sports nutrition
  • Achieve your goals in life

Thomas developed this program as a part of his rehabilitation from respiratory disease and knew disease, as well as knee surgery.

New Jump Swing Healthy Aging and Athletic Nutrition Sheet (pdf)

Also available in audio version.

New Jump Swing AuthorAbout the Author:
Donald “Spiderman” Thomas was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953 and has lived in Hawaii since 1981. He is a graduate of Antioch University West, with a BA in liberal arts with a concentration holistic health. Currently he is a para legal and Social Security Disability Advocate with a major law firm in the state of Hawaii.

Thomas holds three Guinness World Records in public speaking. In 1980, he set the record for the Longest Sermon which was ninety-three hours on the subject of The Philosophy of Divine Nutrition and held that title through 1984. In 1986, Thomas set the record for After-Dinner Speaking for nineteen hours and twenty minutes on the subject of The History of Herbs in Maintaining Physical  Fitness and held the record through 1987. In 1989, he again set the world record for After-Dinner Speaking for thirty two hours and twenty-five minutes on the topic of Vegetarian Athletic Nutrition.

Donald Thomas established PDN Publishing & Health Products, Inc. in 1980 to market all workshops, written materials, audio and visual works as well as nutritional products pertaining to the PDN New Jump Swing Programs.

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Futuristic Christian Thriller – The Man of Lawlessness

The Man of lawlessnessThe Man of Lawlessness
By Alex Lindsey
Publisher: Crooked Creek Publishing
Published: February 2014
ISBN: 978-0991517800
ASIN: B00IJKUJKE
Pages: 244
Genre: Christian Fiction, Futuristic Christian Thriller

The appearance of the antichrist, false prophet, third temple, mark of the beast, world-wide plague, and a one world government serve as the backdrop for this action packed thriller.

Full of twists, turns, romance, and the headlines of tomorrow, The Man of Lawlessness takes the reader through chase scenes in Rome, top secret laboratories, ancient secret ceremonies, survival in the Colorado Rockies, subterranean archeology, and ultimately the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The paths of FBI agent Brooke Decker and CIA agent Dillon Knowles cross while investigating different aspects of the same world events. The bond between them grows as they work together to thwart an ancient plan to rule the world – and to keep each other alive.

Also included is an excerpt from the Sons of Perdition (Release Date: March 2015)

What if: The fallen sons of god, the Bene Ha’elohim, were still with us today? Aliens were part of a great deception perpetrated by fallen angles to turn mankind away from the truth? Other dimensions really do exist and much of the war between good and evil takes place beyond our visible universe? The spirits of the Nephilim who died in the flood are the demons that plague humanity to this day?

The residents of Hell want more than worship from humans; they actually want to consume their spirits for eternity – feeding off terror, anguish, pain, and hopelessness?

In The Sons of Perdition, the new action thriller from Alex Lindsey, all these things are in play in the ultimate battle for the souls of man.

The Man of Lawlessness AuthorAbout the Author:
Alex Lindsey has worked in the fields of Space Operations, Missile Guidance, Secure Communications, and other classified programs. Many of the scenes that serve as a backdrop for the story line (i.e. surveillance ops, plane crashes, new technology exploitation, etc.) have been drawn from real-world events. Alex currently lives with his wife in the Texas Hill Country.

 

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Collection of Stories – Driving In Budapest

Driving in BudapestDriving In Budapest
Bu Gary Brill
ISBN: 978-1491289235
ASIN: B00F49TIAK
Pages: 216
Genre: Chick Lit, Collection of Stories, Romantic, History, Family,

Driving In Budapest tells the stories of regular people trying their best to navigate through life while they also try to navigate through one of Europe’s most fascinating and beautiful cities. Each one must find their destination while dealing with one way streets, clogged bridges, bully drivers and crazy taxis. There is no map to tell them how to get to where they’re going, they just have to keep trying to find their way.

From the Author:
Budapest is one of the most fascinating cities in the world, with one foot firmly planted in the west and the other just as firmly in the east. A score of armies have marched through, usually going east in victory and west in defeat. The city is over 1,000 years old, and it’s narrow streets and broad avenues make it a challenge to drive in while it’s history and flavor can make it difficult to navigate your way through life there as well. This collection of stories show how a disparate group of people do just that, live their lives with the ghosts of the past and the hopes for the future in a city that knows both. Meanwhile, the Danube just flows by, taking it all in……

Recent Praise for Driving in Budapest:

4 Stars
“The Cambridge Book Clubs in Massachusetts voted on this book, and it was great! It was clearly written with not just care of the characters, but an innovative understanding of people. Budapest has a magic and spirit of character, of history and pride not unlike the Londons and Parises of the world. I thank Gary Brill for sharing such a wonderful reflection of his experiences abroad in this mystical city.

There’s dropped-in reminders of history, especially of World War II and Communism. You’ll learn a few things, so if you get easily frustrated when you don’t understand the historical significance of a story…first of all, don’t be that person, because you’re missing out. There’s romance, comedy, family drama and mystery. Read this book and find out which of these five stories is your favorite” Tara Kelly, assistant book club organizer for Cambridge Book Clubs in Massachusetts

5 Stars
“I enjoyed reading the book which is composed of five short stories. This engaging easy to read book intertwines romance, mystery, and history. The author does a nice job drawing the reader into feeling as if he/she is in Budapest. The reader not only senses the grittiness of the post-communistic city and the frenetic pace of city life but also the beauty and culture that surrounds Budapest. Even though each short story could stand on its own, some of the characters connected throughout the book. The characters are interesting, often showing resilience and eternal hope.” – Vicki Moroughan, Book Reviewer

Driving in Budapest AuthorAbout the Author:
After wandering the globe as a pilot for a variety of enterprises from airlines to the Saudi royal family to Hustler magazine, Gary Brill wound up in Budapest. His wife ran a radio network and he played guitar in blues bands and wrote about the city and the people in it.

Gary now lives in North Carolina with his wife and rather large dog, Annie.

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