• 01:04

    Indie Books Show #62 (Goran Ghafour)

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


    Author Goran Ghafour joins me this week to talk about his book: The Statues, a socio-political work of fiction.


    This is the story of a man named Pola – a man whose symbolic name is “statue of movement.” In 2022, years following the Arab Spring, which rocked the roots of dictators of the Middle East and North Africa, Pola makes plans for a revolution that will challenge the politically and ethically bankrupt systems. During his journey, Pola will be threatened, challenged, and captured. Despite these obstacles, he still strives toward his dream of making his home a better place as he struggles to lead his followers toward a revolution that will change the face of the known world. A story of politics and corruption, faith and vice, love and loss, Statues provides a look into the unseen, unheard, and untouched stories of the everyday reality of the Middle East and North Africa. Through Pola, readers will share in the experience of the intense emotional and psychological challenges, along with the hope, that is held among the Middle Eastern and North African people.


    Tune in Friday at11AM EST or listen to the archive.

  • 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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    WEBBWEAVER BOOKS


    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

  • 03:04

    Bonding Thru Books - Day 3 Get Your Sexy On - Fiction Books

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    WHAT'S ON THE MINDS OF OUR READERS?  Bonding Thru Books Festival, a totally online literary event, was created to start a national conversation about what we want our literary legacy to be. Each night, 8-10pm EST we will discuss how we can use the leaders, icons and storytellers of today, to create body of works that will assist emerging writers and authors in being more responsible with their work and positions.

    Everyone has a story!  But, does that story have a purpose?  What will the people in your life say about you after you are gone? What does your story hold for future generations? Let's create a life, a story, a journey that others will want to emulate! You are important to this community and we want to hear from you too.

    PURPOSE OF BONDING THRU BOOKS -  Each year thousands of people - educators, concerned parents, community leaders, authors, poets and publishers - devote their time and resources to presenting the reader with great books! However, too many outstanding books do not get the attention and reader support that they deserve. We want to help with this state of affairs, so we encourage readers to purchase books to give as gifts 365 days a year.

    Authors and Publishers, visit the EDC Creations website for more book promotion opportunities:  www.edc-creations.com. 
     
    Become the next featured author or speaker on the BAN Radio with Ella Curry by visiting this link:  www.edc-creations.com/banradiopromo.htm

  • 01:48

    Elite Fiction Interviews (N)ception, Again!!!

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    During this sit down with our good friends in (N)ception, we will discuss the creative process and release of the highly anticipated "Letters of (N)tent." (N)ception has an amazingly unique sound and we will be airing many tracks from the album!


     


    Don't miss it!

  • 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

  • 00:32

    LTBR Presents: Paula D. Ashe and Dark Genre Fiction

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    Join LTBR hosts Stephanie and Lauren as they chat with dark genre fiction writer Paula D. Ashe about her work.  


    Paula D. Ashe lives in the Midwest with her wife. She has published a number of short stories and a novella in publications such as Deviant Minds, Nexus Literary Magazine, and Indiana Science Fiction Anthology 2011. She teaches creative writing, freshman composition, argument, and world literature at a community college. 


     

  • 00:46

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Lola Smirnova

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    TWISTED:


    A fascinating true story fused into an unforgettable fiction novel about vulnerability, courage and the art of making a living in the sex trade...

    Back in the 90’s, the corrupt post-Soviet Ukraine with its faltering economy, is thrown into a devastating depression. Times are hard.

    Three naïve young sisters – Natalia, Lena and Julia - dream of a better life, and weigh their options: do they stay and struggle like their parents, or join scores of their compatriots in the sex trade in glittering western European cities, who earn in a night what they’d take several months to earn at home?

    For sensible, resilient and calculating Lena and Natalia, the transition to the underworld of Luxembourg’s deceptive champagne bars is eye-opening, but smooth. But for fragile, brittle Julia, haunted by a childhood assault, the change is more than just vocational. Struggling to adapt, she turns to alcohol and drugs, exposing herself to increasing danger and depravity; and, ultimately, betrayal, when a deceitful client, who claims to love her, drugs her and cleans her out.

    Despite her sisters’ best efforts to intervene, she finds herself in Istanbul – culturally a world apart – in an attempt to make back the money and self-respect she’s lost. Vulnerable without the protection of Luxembourg’s champagne bars, she descends into a hell of drugs and high-risk sex until, at the novel’s terrible climax, a kidnapping, brutal assault and one-sided justice system lead to her imprisonment and a threat of deportation.

    How will Natalia and Lena save Julia?

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