• 01:56

    Writestream Tuesday: Best Books of 2014

    in Writing

    Join Writestream founder Dariaanne and special guest co-host Ms. Always Right for Writestream Tuesday for the Best Books of 2014. Avid readers on your list? The ladies will offer a rundown of 2014's best reads, just in time for Christmas shopping. Featured books genres include dystopia, YA, nonfiction, fiction, spy/thriller and autobiography. Are you an author who's been a Writestream guest? A listener who has a few suggestions? Feel free to call into the live show at (347) 945-7246 to tell us about your work and/or your favorite books of the year.


    In the second hour, stay tuned for Public Service Satire with the Right Wing Riot!


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • Indie Books Show #66 (Mary Barr)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 
    Author Mary Barr joins me this week to talk about her books.  We'll discuss her novellas, novels & juvenile fiction titles.
    From her novella The Publisher:
    Each day with trust and good faith we send our beloved children off to school. We assume they arrive safely, enjoy time with their friends and learn their lessons. We think we know where they are and who they’re with. But life can change in a heartbeat, so can circumstances, places and people and, as a result we never remain the same. Change is often good, sometimes bad, but always constant. The Publisher takes you into the lives of the Smelt family. Joe, Suzanne and their two children, six year old Libby and thirteen year old Connor.
    It is a normal school day just like any other, until Joe – the publisher – begins reading a manuscripts. In the manuscript he learns that his children are not at school. They have been kidnapped and are being held hostage until the ransom is paid. Each detail of what he must do is precisely laid out as another page of the manuscript unfolds. Suzanne has done someone wrong and, if she can right the situation her children will go free, if not, they will die. And so, they sit and wait for the knock on the door and the next installment of the manuscript that holds within its pages their children’s fate.
    For more information about Mary Barr and her books:
    http://www.mary-barr.com
    http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Barr/e/B0078PTGIC

  • WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Nick Hunt

    in Books

    http://nickhuntscrutiny.com 


    Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn:


      In 1933, the eighteen-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out in a pair of hobnailed boots to chance and charm his way across Europe, "like a tramp, a pilgrim, or a wandering scholar." The books he later wrote about this walk, A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and the posthumous The Broken Road are a half-remembered, half-reimagined journey through cultures now extinct, landscapes irrevocably altered by the traumas of the twentieth century.


      Aged eighteen, Nick Hunt read A Time of Gifts and dreamed of following in Fermor's footsteps. In 2011 he began his own "great trudge"—on foot all the way to Istanbul. He walked across eight countries, following two major rivers and crossing three mountain ranges. With only Fermor's books to guide him, he trekked some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey.


      His aim? To have an old-fashioned adventure. To slow down and linger in a world where we pass by so much, so fast. To discover for himself what remained of hospitality, kindness to strangers, freedom, wildness, adventure, the mysterious, the unknown, the deeper currents of myth and story that still flow beneath Europe's surface.                   

  • 00:45

    Inside The New York Times Book Review: 10 Best Books of 2014

    in Books

    This week, Parul Sehgal and Gregory Cowles talk about the Book Review’s 10 Best Books of 2014; Alexandra Alter has news from the literary world; Peter Sokolowski discusses four new books about language; and best-seller news. Pamela Paul is the host.

  • 01:06

    Indie Books Show #65 (Gary Reilly)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guests.
    This week, I'll be doing my first posthumous interview.  No, I won't be speaking to the author from the other side (that's another blogtalk radio category).  I will be interviewing two gentlemen who knew Gary Reilly very well in life and were given the approval to seek publication for his books after his death.
    When he was alive, Gary Reilly devoted his life to perfecting his writing - not seeking agent or publishers. He posthumously gave his books into the hands of Mike Keefe, a retired political cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner, and Mark Stevens, a former journalist and acclaimed author in Colorado, for publishing. 
    Of the first five titles – “The Asphalt Warrior,” “Ticket to Hollywood,” “The Heart of Darkness Club,” “Home for the Holidays” and “Doctor Lovebeads” – two hit No. 1 on the Denver area bestsellers list and two have been nominated for the Colorado Book Award.
    Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.
    For more information about Gary Reilly and his books:
    http://www.amazon.com/Gary-Reilly/e/B0085XDK1U
    http://theasphaltwarrior.com/
    https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5814651.Gary_Reilly

  • 00:38

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Bill Merten

    in Books

    AN IMPOSITION:


      Henry Cross made a mistake; in fact he made two. The first was to spy for the Soviet Union inside a top-secret U.S. Department of Energy nuclear weapons laboratory. The second was to get caught. When the KGB finds out Henry Cross is a defector, it orders a second mole at Monroe Laboratory to kill Cross in a conspicuous manner. Other KGB agents need to be reminded that disloyalty will not be tolerated. Upon discovery of the murder, the DOE, FBI, and Monroe security conclude that another spy is operating at the site. Not wanting to reveal its intelligence to the mole or create a media circus at a top-secret lab, DOE covers up the murder.
       Into this situation walks Ed Cotter, a newly recruited cold warrior. In a world where hyper-enforced federal regulations and their unintended consequences are the norm, Ed proves himself to be a positive addition to the staff. But one of his colleagues, Curtis Judd, is less than thrilled. Judd provokes Cotter in not so subtle ways, letting him know that he isn’t welcome at Monroe. But Ed Cotter isn’t leaving. In the meantime, the hunt for the spy continues, and Cotter gets drawn into it.
    An Imposition is the first in a series of books based on events at the Department of Energy’s top-secret Monroe nuclear weapons laboratory during the boom years of the Reagan administration.

  • 00:46

    WebbWeaver Books Publisher Spotlight: Chase Enterprises Publishing

    in Books

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    Publisher Spotlight:


    CHASE ENTERPRISES PUBLISHING


    Clayton C Bye

  • 01:04

    Indie Books Show #63 (Elaine Calloway)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 
    Author Elaine Calloway joins me this week to talk about her books.  We'll focus on her latest: No Grits No Glory the first in her Southern Ghosts series and we'll also talk about her Elemental Clan series.
    From No Grits No Glory:  
    Brianna fled down South to Savannah to escape the voices of the dead. Just when she thought she’d left all paranormal things behind, she discovers her house is haunted—by a family of Southern ghosts. These persistent beings not only hide her white shoes after Labor Day, but they wreak havoc on her life to convince her to help them bring their killer to justice. Steven put Savannah in his rearview mirror years ago to follow his passion for music. When his band splits up and he can’t reach his little sister for weeks, he races home—only to learn his whole family died in a mysterious house fire. The house Brianna now lives in. Together, Brianna and Steven learn who murdered Steven’s family and become caught in a web of intrigue that will threaten their careers, their homes--but especially their lives. 
    For more information about Elaine Calloway and her books:
    http://www.elainecalloway.com
    http://www.amazon.com/Elaine-Calloway/e/B00E1UMJDG

  • 01:09

    Indie Books Show #61 (Kimberly McKay)

    in Books

    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 


    Author Kimberly McKay joins me this week to talk about her books Finding Kylie, Facing Redemption, Coming Home and more.


    From Finding Kylie:  What if … after laying your mother to rest, the mother who has been the only real family you’ve ever known, you discover her secretive past in a set of hidden journals? What would you do if she was the only link to the father you never knew ... a father you’ve been told was dead, but was indeed very much alive?



    Twenty-five year old Chastity searches through her mother’s belongings in hopes of finding any shred of evidence that leads to her father. A man, she’d always felt was out there ... somewhere. Any glimmer of hope is dashed when she reads one tiny line scrawled across the back page of her mother’s notebook. One traumatic sentence is all it takes to unravel her life long desire in a matter of seconds.

    Chastity uncovers the sordid truth, a truth that her mom, Kylie, tried to hide at all costs. This newfound information plunges Chastity into a new world of control, power, and hurt. With the help of her mother’s best friend a handsome attorney, Chastity sorts her way through her new found family ties and the costs that come with it.


    Tune in Friday at 11AM EST or listen to the archive.


    For more information about Kimberly McKay and her books:


    http://www.kimberlymckayauthor.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Kimberly-McKay/e/B00AWDBMX4


    https://www.facebook.com/authorkimberlymckay

  • 00:31

    Award Winning Best-Seller Rennie Gabriel stops by Good Deeds w/ Dr. Renee Sunday

    in Motivation

    Rennie supports individuals and business owners to create work as a choice, instead of a requirement, just as he did for himself. 


    As a highly rated instructor at the University of  California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Rennie uses his award winning best-selling book, Wealth On Any Income, to teach adults and students how to handle money effectively from both the emotional/psychological aspects as well as the practical components. Rennie is a retired Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP).


    After selling his pension administration firm to a public company, Rennie began doing public workshops and corporate training to empower people in their businesses and personal lives. His clients range from executives and small entrepreneurs to the FBI and Toyota Motors. 


    As the past-president of Gabriel Publications, a book-publishing house with over 80 titles specializing in consumer education, Rennie’s company provided extensive consumer education on real estate and finance topics.


    Rennie had gone broke twice (two divorces), but using the same concepts published in his books, Rennie created more wealth in each recovery than what he had prior. Rennie was a single parent for about 3 years after his first wife left. 

  • Webbweaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Gary Starta

    in Books

    Blood Web: Caitlin Diggs Series #1:


    FBI Special Agent Caitlin Diggs faces a paranormal killer when a crystal takes over a teen and leads her on a chase across the country. Empowering the teen with supernatural abilities, the crystal exacts revenge on descendants of soldiers responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre but it also has a taste for neurotransmitter serotonin which it needs from humans to continue its consciousness.
    Agent Diggs is the only FBI agent in the bureau to consider extreme possibilities and surmises the teen has a means to track his victims via DNA.
    A heart pounding cat and mouse game ensues as Diggs attempts to fool the teen she is his next victim but as she plays with fire, a former military man begins to see the crystal as the perfect ingredient for a mind control weapon. Because the crystal possesses sentience it can counter Diggs' plan for its demise and possibly exert mind control over her as well.
    Can Diggs stop this biological internet from taking more victims, becoming a tool for mass mind control and resist the lure of its blood web?

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