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  • Author, Miranda Parker

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    Author of The Evangeline Hunter Bounty Series, Miranda Parker, discusses her novel, "A Good Excuse to Be Bad".

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    INDIE REVIEW RADIO / VAL CAREY / INDIE AUTHOR HEALTH

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    Once featured on the cable television network LifeTime sharing the message of menstrual wellness, Valarie Carey is a retired New York City Police Sergeant turned entrepreneur. She is the founder of TOTM! Time Of The Month!® and author of calendar series by the same name. TOTM! Time Of The Month!® (Val’s Word! Publishing) hands out tips and advice for girls and women of all ages who menstruate. Valarie Carey often called Val, conducts TOTM! menstrual wellness workshops for teens, women, and single dads. She is a published author, most recently co-authored The Art of Activation book with Lucinda Cross. Val is a mentor and community activist in her native Brooklyn neighborhood of Bedford Stuyvesant. Having served with several national organizations including NOBLE National Organization Of Black Law Enforcement Executives and publishing a monthly local newsletter named Val’s Word!, Carey believes in community.Carey has mentored the youth at the local PAL (Police Athletic League) through Mentoring USA and currently holds a seat on the executive board of Brooklyn CARES, a local chapter of The National CARES Mentoring Movement(NCMM). Val Carey hosted a 2x weekly show TOTM! Tea Talk for nearly 3 years until October 3, 2013 when her sister Miriam Carey was shot at with her 13 month old baby in the car and tragically killed in Washington, DC by U.S. Secret Service and U.S. Capitol Police. She has since launched the campaign #YouPlus1 Until Justice is Done to have Congress conduct an independent query into the death of her sister Miriam Carey.

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    Indie Books #84 (Grier Cooper)

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


    Author Grier Cooper joins me this week to talk about her book: Wish, (Indigo Dreams Series Book 1)


    For Indigo Stevens, ballet classes at Miss Roberta’s ballet studio offer the stability and structure that are missing from her crazy home life. At almost 16, she hopes this is the year she will be accepted into the New York School of Ballet so she can begin her ballet dance career. First she must prove she’s ready, and that means ignoring Jesse Sanders, the cute boy with dimples who is definitely at the top of Miss Roberta’s List of Forbidden Things for Dancers.


    But Jesse is the least of Indigo’s concerns. When she discovers her mom is an alcoholic, it simultaneously explains everything and heaps more worry on Indigo’s shoulders. As her mom’s behavior becomes increasingly erratic, Indigo fights to maintain balance, protect her younger brothers from abuse, and keep her mother from going over the edge. But life with an alcoholic parent is unpredictable. When the violence at home escalates, Indigo realizes she can no longer dance around the issue. At the risk of losing everything, she must take matters into her own hands before it’s too late.


    To learn more about Grier Cooper and Wish:


    http://www.griercooper.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Wish-Indigo-Dreams-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00ODETMP8


     

  • 00:58

    Indie Books #80 (David Robert)

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


    Author David Robert joins me this week to talk about his book: Wanderlush.


    When David, a self-proclaimed anxiety-ridden introvert, convinces himself he’s dying of cancer, he invites his delightfully unpredictable, -popping, chardonnay-swilling mother on a series of international good-bye vacations. By doing so, he unwittingly opens a Pandora’s Box of hilarious and humiliating events that will test just how far they are willing to go to get a laugh.


    David knows the trips will be anything but boring because he and his mom have been causing a scene for as long as he can remember. He describes her as a cross between Bea Arthur and Karen Walker from Will and Grace, and she is notorious for bending the rules.


    But nothing can prepare him for escapades that include digging his mom out of a rain gutter in Costa Rica and being dragged across the Arabian Desert by a psychotic camel named Forrest Hump. As the vacations unfold, David discovers that although he and his mom are having the time of their life, she is ready to share a secret that will change everything.


    For more about David Robert:


    http://www.amazon.com/David-Robert/e/B00MZXUTXS


    http://www.wanderlushthebook.com/

  • 01:18

    Indie Books #81 (James Vescovi)

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


    Author James Vescovi joins me this week to talk about his book:: Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting and the American Experience


    Prepare yourself for a feast consumed in delicious bites. This collection of stories can be read before bed, on a lunch hour, or waiting in line. They can even be shared with friends who complain they have enough to read. Together they ask the question, "How do you make modern life run smoothly for parents or grandparents who grew up in an era when oxen were used for plowing, children left school after third grade to tend chickens, and meat was eaten only twice a year? When Tony and Desolina Vescovi arrived in America, they collided with the 20th century. Born around 1900, they were stumped by telephones, banks, fast food, TV wrestling, and supermarkets. It was up to their only child, a son, to serve as their shepherd, and it wasn't easy For example, how to explain that his job was taking him and his family 700 miles away when, in their day, sons stayed put to work the family farm? Or that it wasn't wise to hide $10,000 in the bedroom? Or that the ice cream they just tried and enjoyed is called 'Chubby Hubby'? This collection of 52 bite-size stories offers a twist on the American immigrant tale and is a testament to love, loyalty, and frequent half-truths.


    http://www.amazon.com/Eat-Now-Talk-Later-Experience/dp/1491831480


    http://www.eatnowtalklater.com/


     


     


     

  • 01:30

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ SKYY BANKS / INDIE AUTHOR

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    "A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.” This mantra is one that author Skyy Banks embodies. She is a native of Arkansas and a staunch advocate for HIV/AIDS awareness for women and girls. Banks is driven to educate and empower others on positive life style behaviors. She currently serves as the board chair for Aniz Inc. She enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and spending quality time with family. Using her writing as a platform, she encourages her readers to explore taboo subjects and engage in dialogue to find solutions. On any given day, Skyy is sure to be somewhere impacting lives through mentoring and other civic engagement. As a 2013 Rising in Community Excellence Award (R.I.C.E) recipient, Skyy was recognized for her work of raising awareness and empowering others in the metro Atlanta area about HIV (The Red Pump Project). The Rising in Community Excellence Award is given to individuals who exemplify professional excellence while edifying the community. RICE Award nominees are innovative and charitable visionaries who recognize the importance of their presence and contribution to the community.

  • 01:31

    INDIE REVIEW RADIO/ INDIE WORLD / INDIE PROMO

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    Now more than ever independent artists thirst for an opportunity to be heard. Indie Review Radio is the catalyst to do just that. Each week the show will feature the best and greatest in the world of independent musicians artists and seasoned industry professionals. The show will include new music by indies, the latest in industry trends by seasoned industry professionals and a wealth of information for independent artists that are looking for what's next in their careers.

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    Indie Books #83 (Robert Lovelle Rooks)

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


    Author Robert Lovelle Rooks joins me this week to talk about his book:: The Guidon Bearer: A Basic Training Story


    Boot Camp. Otherwise known as Basic Military Training. The rigorous and memorable Rite of Passage every person who ever served in the United States Armed Forces, whether Coast Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, Army or Air Force has been through. If you have ever served or know anyone who has served ask them about Basic Training. They will remember. "The Guidon Bearer" is a semi-fictitious account of one man's journey through Air Force Basic Military Training [Around the year 2000]. Unlike the other four services, anyone who served in the U.S. Air Force has gone through the exact same place: Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX. Here's a story all veterans will relate to, non-service-members will find entertaining and all Air Force veterans past, present and future will give a big thumbs up! Maybe even wonder if they were there when it happened.


    For more about Robert Lovelle Rooks and his books:


    http://www.writerrlr.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Robert-Lovelle-Rooks/e/B008ZRHKHG

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    Indie Books #79 (Charles Salzberg)

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


    Author, journalist and acclaimed writing instructor Charles Salzberg joins me this week to talk about his books, including: Swann's Lake of Despair, Swann Dives In, Swann's Last Song & Devil in the Hole. 


    From Swann's Lake of Despair:


    When rare photos‚ a scandalous diary‚ and a beautiful woman all go missing at once‚ the stage is set for three challenging cases for Henry Swann. It begins with an offer to partner up with his slovenly‚ unreliable frenemy‚ Goldblatt. The disbarred lawyer-turned-"facilitator" would provide the leads and muscle‚ while Swann would do all the fancy footwork. A lost diary by a free-loving Jazz Age flapper is worth enough to someone that Swann takes a beat down on an abandoned boardwalk. Pilfered photos of Marilyn Monroe propel him deep into the past of an alcoholic shutterbug‚ his wife; and he's hired to search for a lonely writer's runaway girlfriend. The cases converge and collide in a finale that lifts the curtain on crucial‚ deadly facts of life for everyone -- including Swann himself. 


    For more info on Charles Salzberg and his books:


    http://www.charlessalzberg.com/


    http://www.amazon.com/Charles-Salzberg/e/B001IXO1TE


     

  • 01:00

    The Music of Texas Indie Fest by Indie on Air!

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    All music of featured Texas Indie Fest artists presented by Indie on Air! & Match 1 Entertainment!

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    Indie Books #76 (Scott Pinsker)

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


    Author Scott Pinsker joins me this week to talk about his book, The Second Coming: A Love Story


    Two men claim to be the Second Coming of Christ. Each claims the other is Satan in disguise. But only one is telling the truth. In "The Second Coming: A Love Story," the devilish new novel by Scott Pinsker, the culture war between Red America and Blue America turns shockingly real when two self-declared saviors appear on earth. The first “messiah” attracts legions of liberal and secular-progressive followers with his message of New Age brotherhood, quickly becoming the darling of the left. The second “messiah” preaches fire-and-brimstone traditional Christianity, gaining a grassroots army of conservative worshipers ready to battle to the death. It’s finally happened: Red America and Blue America are headed for Armageddon! Novelist Scott Pinsker is a Tampa Bay-based celebrity publicist who has also written for FOXNews.com as a marketing expert. As Pinsker tells it: “Late one night I had an unsettling thought: If the Devil truly wanted to con mankind, he wouldn’t have a pitchfork and horns. All those horror movies have it wrong; a pitchfork and horns are bad marketing. Instead, his smartest strategy for activating new followers would be to appear as a holy man – and claim the faith of his target audience. Because if I were Satan’s publicist, that’s what I’d recommend.” 


    For more information about Scott Pinsker:


    http://www.secondcomingishere.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Pinsker/e/B00M2YRKZU