Thursday, September 21, 2017

Author Kramer Elkman

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Kramer Elkman

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Xlibris

Date of Publication: February 12, 2016

ISBN: 9781514454787

Number of pages: 127
Word Count:  50,000-60,000

This is a true story that is as bizarre as it is perplexing.

Book Description:

Things happen for a reason, or so I am told. The events described in this book actually happened. This story is real. The explanations for the bizarre happenings will probably be as confusing to you as they are to me.

Embark with me on this journey-my quest to find answers and obtain closure for the unresolved issues that occurred and stayed unresolved for five decades.

This story is much more than an incredible hunt; it goes much deeper than that.
Join me in my search for truth.

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Excerpt-

Introduction

There are many instances in life when we may wonder if we made the right choice when we came to a crossroads. Different outcomes occur, depending on the path chosen.
I chose a certain journey, and I encountered many obstacles along the way. In a way, however, I feel as though the journey chose me.   I believe that things happen for a reason, although I am not quite sure why.
This book is based on a true story; every event described actually took place and the quotes are verbatim. I have heard it said that truth is stranger than fiction. In that case, this story is very strange indeed.
Rarely are good stories about good things. Most stories are about struggles between good and not-so-good. Conflict and strife make for good reading. People react to different situations differently. This story will show you how I reacted to mine. There is a significant message that I must tell. The story is true, but I have changed the names of the people involved to protect their privacy.
Now, put your trays in the upright position and fasten your seatbelts.

You are in for a very bumpy ride!

About the Author:

I have heard it said that we are products of our environment. If that is the case, I consider myself in my own microclimate. Choices between right and wrong must be made, especially at one's crossroads. If it doesn't feel right, it is probably wrong. I try to think outside the box, even though I have felt like I have been trapped inside one. I live for life and the excitement it brings each day. I try to not let the events of the past cloud my experiences, even though there is still some residual effect. Learning and growing from my experiences is my ultimate goal, as well as to share those experiences with others. I am elated to share this story with you. I hope it will bring a sense of assurance that no matter what your situation brings, answers can be found if you look for them.







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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Author Lynn Crain

My favorite vacation spot would have to be Scotland over all. I love the people and the places full of history. The first time I went we landed in London and took almost a week there. Then my husband flew off to Austria and me, my girlfriend and the kids got a car and drove to the place we were going to stay. It was a small let cabin right outside of Stirling called Wellsfield Farm (http://www.wellsfield.co.uk/) and it was in a place called Denny.

When we first went there, they were just starting out and we’d frequently visit with the owners, Henry and Julie. We had such lovely, lovely times there. Also, the area we were in was central to the whole country. It never took us more than maybe six hours to get from there to where we wanted to go and that included Skye. Each of us, that first trip there was five, got one day to visit whatever we wanted. My friend wanted to see her ancestral home in a place called Strachan even though they pronounce it Struan. I wanted to go to the borderlands and see all the ruined abbeys. My husband wanted to go see Skye, his ancestral home, my god-daughter wanted to see herding dogs in action and my youngest wanted to see the lock at Falkirk since it was very different.


Each of us got to see what we wanted and more on that visit. So far, we visited twice and I expect to go back a few more times, especially now that we have many friends in Austria we want to see. No harm in stopping Scotland!




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Title: The Summer Cabin
The Bloodfeather Mysteries prequel 
Author: Lynn Crain

Genre:  Romance with erotic elements

Publisher: eXtasy Books

Date of Publication:  July 31, 2017


ISBN: 978-1-4874-1125-1
Number of pages: 33
Word Count:  8328


Blurb/Premise:


Lucas Bloodfeather has waited fifteen long years for Maddie to return to him. The tragic death of her uncle, and his mentor, sends her home after a long investigation into the mission, which exonerated her beyond any doubt. He has little time to prove to her they belong with each other.

Together they must forge the bond they had in youth and discover, home truly is where the heart resides.

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Excerpt:

“That’s just it…do not think…feel.”
His tongue moved to her earlobe, as his mouth blew first, then his teeth nibbled a little before moving toward her mouth. The kiss felt like coming home, where suddenly the world righted itself and her body parts acclimated to familiar territory. Letting out a groan, she moved to straddle him.
“You’re vulgar…” she stated as she regarded him. He too had been part of the native world her uncle lived in…how could she have just walked away?
Hot and raw, carnal energy passed between them. She had known better than to get within two feet of him, as they had never been able to keep their hands off each other. Why did she think she could resist now after fifteen years? She placed her hands on his chest and breathed deeply.
“I told you to quit thinking.” His calm voice reassured her in ways nothing else could.
He pulled her to him as his mouth took possession of hers, lips brushing back and forth over her own. His mouth opened, asking for permission to take more and she readily gave it to him. Madison was eager for the taste of him, the feel of his tongue stroking hers, craving his body’s strength. She didn’t have to wait long as his tongue dipped inside and seduced her with hot, profound glides.
Wanting more, her fingers worked at the buttons of his shirt, never moving away from the kiss. His smooth chest was warm, palpable against her hands, something real that she could hold onto. He was no longer the young man she remembered, but now someone who knew exactly what he wanted and what he was doing.
He pulled away from her, tracing the curve of her lips before dipping back in to steal another kiss. Finally, he tipped her head back and cradled it in his large palm, gazing into her eyes as if looking for something.
She breathed in deeply, aware of him in every pore of her body—his closeness, the outdoorsy scent that was special only to him, the heat of their skin-to-skin contact. This coming together would be like no other.
“I just have one question.” His breath was ragged as she felt the bulge in his pants just below her crotch.
“And…” she whispered, breathless.
“We could make love here…” He stopped before continuing, as if gauging her response. “We can make love in a bed…or there’s even my squad car out front.”

Author bio:

Award-winning author Lynn Crain has done it all in her life. From nursing to geology, her life experiences have added to her detail-rich stories. She loves writing full-time, weaving contemporary, fantasy, futuristic and paranormal tales, tame to erotic, for various publishers. Her home is in the desert southwest, and she recently returned from her latest adventure of living in Vienna, Austria while her husband worked his dream job. She loves hearing from her readers at lynncrain@cox.net.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Author Laura Bickle

Every once in a while, I hit the road and head to Lake Erie. It’s a chance to get away without going too far away, you know? I think that there’s a lot to be said for trips that are just a few hours distant: no fear of canceled flights, a forgotten toothbrush can be easily remedied, and there’s a lot of freedom to just wander around. I can come and go as I please, and it’s nice to just take time to relax, stick my toes in the sand, and read a book. And the best part? I can go on the spur of the moment. I usually make it up here two or three times a year.

This past August, I went to the lake to watch the eclipse. I often stay at the beautiful town of Lakeside as a home base and wander out into the surrounding areas. While the eclipse was happening, I got to take a swim in the lake. Many of the houses have gardens along the rocky shoreline, like these.





When I decided to come out of the water, there were folks with telescopes on the dock, sharing their views of the sun. A nice lady handed out glasses for folks to watch the eclipse, which was amazing. I’d been looking for some online for weeks, and everyone was sold out!

Lakeside is a very walkable place, with ice cream shops, gift boutiques, and neat places to grab coffee and sandwiches. I always make at least one feline friend at the lake. I ran into this wonderful tabby twice, and she was a serious fan of belly rubs. One year, I went out for a walk at night and reached down to pet a cat…only it was a skunk. The skunk was completely unfazed and just wandered off without threatening me. Pretty laid back, huh?

I wandered out to Port Clinton for dinner and got to meet a monster…a monster perch. He lives on a trailer, apparently, and gets towed to places of interest. I couldn’t resist getting my picture taken with him. He’s quite the charmer, isn’t he?



Other times I’ve come to visit and found fish festivals, community yard sales, art shows, winery walks, and opportunities for early holiday shopping. The sink in my bathroom came from one of those yard sales, and I have several pieces of garden sculpture that I’ve picked up on my trips. There’s a sculptor who sells his work from his front porch…I’ve never met him. You just pick your sculpture and leave money in the cash box.  


The Dragon’s Playlist

Laura Bickle

ISBN: 9781537891965

Genre: Contemporary Fantasy

From the author of THE HALLOWED ONES and NINE OF STARS comes a new novel blending the magical and the real…

“This is war,” the dragon said. And she believed him.

Di fled rural West Virginia to study music and pursue a bright future as a violinist. But when a mining accident nearly kills her father, she is summoned back home to support her family. Old ghosts and an old flame emerge from the past. When Di gets a job as a bookkeeper at the same mine where her father worked, she is drawn into a conflict pitting neighbor against neighbor as the mine plans an expansion to an untouched mountain.

If the mining company’s operation goes forward, there will be more at stake than livelihoods or the pollution of the land: Di has discovered a dragon lives deep within Sawtooth Mountain, and he is not happy with this encroachment upon his lair. When catastrophe strikes, Di must choose between her family’s best interests and protecting the dragon – the last surviving bit of magic in Di’s shrinking world.

In every fight, sides are chosen. And there can be no yearning for what has been left behind.


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About the Author:
Laura Bickle grew up in rural Ohio, reading entirely too many comic books out loud to her favorite Wonder Woman doll. After graduating with an MA in Sociology-Criminology from Ohio State University and an MLIS in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she patrolled the stacks at the public library and worked with data systems in criminal justice. She now dreams up stories about the monsters under the stairs. Her work has been included in the ALA’s Amelia Bloomer Project 2013 reading list and the State Library of Ohio’s Choose to Read Ohio reading list for 2015-2016.

More information about Laura’s work can be found at www.laurabickle.com



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Author Michael H. Rubin



Cashed Out
Michael H. Rubin

Thriller

August 15, 2017

Book Description:

One failed marriage. Two jobs lost. Three maxed out credit cards. “Schex” Schexnaydre was a failure as a lawyer. Until three weeks ago, he had no clients and no cash -- no clients except for infamous toxic waste entrepreneur G.G. Guidry, who’s just been murdered, and no cash, except for  the  $4,452,737 Guidry had stashed with him for safekeeping.

When Schex’s estranged ex-wife, Taylor, is accused of Guidry’s murder, she pleads with Schex to defend her. He refuses, but the more he says no to Taylor, the deeper Schex gets dragged into the fall-out from Guidry’s nefarious schemes, ending up as the target of all those vying to claim Guidry’s millions for themselves.



About the Author:

A nationally-known speaker and humorist as well as a full-time attorney, Michael H. Rubin has had a varied career. He has also been a professional jazz pianist in the New Orleans French Quarter, a radio and television announcer, and an adjunct law professor. His debut novel, “The Cottoncrest Curse,” received the Book-of-the-Year Gold Award at the annual meeting of the American Library Association in 2015 and was named the top thriller/suspense novel published by a university or independent press. Rubin is the winner of the Burton Award, given at the Library of Congress, for outstanding writing, and is a member of the Author’s Guild, the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the International Association of Crime Writers.






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