• WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Nick Hunt

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    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.                   

  • 01:06

    Indie Books Show #65 (Gary Reilly)

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    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

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    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

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    Publisher Spotlight:


    CHASE ENTERPRISES PUBLISHING


    Clayton C Bye

  • 01:04

    Indie Books Show #63 (Elaine Calloway)

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    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)

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    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

  • 01:06

    Indie Books Show #59 (Ava Armstrong)

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


    Author Ava Armstrong joins me this week to talk about A Sense of Duty & Encountering Evil in her Dark Horse Guardians series.


    You've heard the ads for A Sense of Duty for the last few weeks, now tune in and meet the author and hear the story behind the story.  


    This is a love story..and a psychological thriller...and it's NOTHING like other Navy SEAL books (listed below)...except for "Encountering Evil" which is the 2nd book in the series!


    This book is a look inside the head of the man who wore the uniform.   


    Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.


    For more information about Ava Armstrong and her Dark Horse Guardians series:


    http://www.darkhorseguardians.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Ava-Armstrong/e/B00JRCAQ42


    https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAvaArmstrong


    https://twitter.com/msavaarmstrong or @msavaarmstrong

  • 01:01

    Indie Books Show #58 (Rich Marcello)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 
    Author Rich Marcello joins me this week to talk about his books.  We will focus on his recently released: The Big Wide Calm.
    Paige is a rock star. The world just doesn’t know it yet. She’s got the charisma, the drive, and, of course, the mega-musical skills. All she needs is to make her debut album, one that will change the world, inspire revolutions—and make her galactically famous along the way.
    When John Bustin, a former semi-famous singer/songwriter offers to record Paige’s album for free, it feels like destiny, like the next step on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Guitar in hand, Paige sets off to John’s recording compound, ready to unfold her future.
    But the ever-elusive John, with his mysterious history, and Paige, a big dreamer but naïve about her footing in life, clash as much as they coalesce. Before they can change the world through Paige’s music, the improbable duo must learn to work together.
    A coming of age story and retrospective, The Big Wide Calm focuses on human nature and the complexities of love through the eyes of young and old on the journey of creating the perfect album.
    Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.
    For more information about Rich Marcello: 
    http://www.richmarcello.com/
    http://www.amazon.com/Rich-Marcello/e/B00G97QU16
    https://twitter.com/marcellor
    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7356640.Rich_Marcello

  • 00:40

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Anonymous-9

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    BITE HARDER:


      Some say he's a serial killer. Others, a vigilante doing what police can't or won't do. What's certain is that Dean Drayhart, a paraplegic, will soon sit on death row for killing hit-and-run drivers in Los Angeles. But not if the Mexican Mafia gets hold of him first. Somewhere, Dean's trained companion monkey Sid and girlfriend Cinda are outrunning the law in a fast '98 Trans Am. The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department wants Sid, dead or alive. Dean may be broken in body but his fierce spirit is determined to protect Sid and Cinda in the most creative ways imaginable. Hardboiled, funny, relentless, and unexpectedly tender-hearted, Bite Harder delivers riotous action all the way to a bombshell climax that could only have been written by Anonymous-9, the self-declared mad scientist of crime fiction.


    Praise for Bite Harder


    "Brilliantly, brutally funny, so real you can taste it. Starring Sid, the cutest serial-killing helper monkey in all fiction." — Douglas Lindsay, author of the Barney Thomson novels


    "Bite Harder is part screwball comedy, part killer crime story entirely unlike anything else out there. It is unique and vicious and bloody funny but what kept me turning pages deep into the night was its heart. I loved Hard Bite, and Bite Harder is even better, stronger, wilder." — Josh Stallings, Beautiful, Naked & Dead


    "Few books have a killer monkey, and fewer still have a writer as funny, incisive, and down-and-dirty brilliant as Anonymous-9." — Benjamin Whitmer, Cry Father

  • 01:16

    Indie Books Show #64 (Cynthia Lott)

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    Tune in and join me as I welcome this week's guest. 
    Author Cynthia Lott joins me this week to talk about her book: The Feathers.
    Thomas Carpenter - dead for 100 years - returns in 1978 to avenge his murder. He proves a challenge for a New Orleans novice detective Brenda Shapira and her senior partner, Roy Agnew. When 35-year old Shapira discovers the first victim in the historic Garden District, the beginning of 1978 will be anything but ordinary. As she unravels this long ago mystery steeped in New Orleans history and the Yellow Fever epidemic, Brenda realizes that she may be Carpenter's next victim.   
    For more information about Cynthia Lott and her book:
    http://cynthialott.com/
    http://www.amazon.com/Cynthia-Lott/e/B00MJ00O2S
    http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7907394.Cynthia_Lott
    https://www.facebook.com/CynthiaLottAuthor

  • 00:38

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Uvi Poznansky

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      The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3):


    Struggling to find the right balance between loving his sons and upholding justice, David is silent when Amnon rapes his daughter, Tamar, and when Absalom lures Amnon to his death. These crimes go unpunished, because a mysterious change has come upon the king, which his court scribes note even before he does. In the past he had to explain his actions, such as the affair with Bathsheba, to them. Now, they want to understand the opposite thing: his lack of action.
    In families other than his, such matters may be a mere matter of gossip. Yet when assault, incest, and murder occur in the king’s family, they affect matters of the state. David is toppled from his throne, and must escape from the son he adores, Absalom.
    Even as he finds a way to quell the revolt and come back to the City of David, the road ahead seems unclear. How will he find the right successor amongst his remaining sons, the one who will connect to him and continue his legacy?
    This is volume III of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now.

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