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  • 00:33

    "New Heights Show on Education" Controversial Books Over the Years

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    This episode is dedicated to the topic of controversial books that have been banned over the years.


    *Viewer Discretion: Please note that some parts of this program may be innapropriate for children and young audiences.*

  • 01:01

    Indie Books #93 (Declan Finn)

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    Author Declan Finn joins me this week to discuss his books, including: The Pius Trilogy, It Was Only On Stun & Codename: Winterborn. 


    Declan Finn lives in a part of New York City unreachable by bus or subway. Who's Who has no record of him, his family, or his education. He has been trained in hand to hand combat and weapons at the most elite schools in Long Island, and figured out nine ways to kill with a pen when he was only fifteen. He escaped a free man from Fordham University's PhD program, and has been on the run ever since. There was a brief incident where he was branded a terrorist, but only a court order can unseal those records, and really, why would you want to know? He is currently hard at work on a vampire novel called "Honor At Stake." His political ramblings can be found at the-american-journal.com, while his rantings on writing can be found at: 


    http://apiusman.blogspot.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Declan-Finn/e/B008I8JO2G

  • 01:16

    Indie Books #90 (Artie Cabrera)

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


    Author Artie Cabrera joins me this week to talk about his book: I'm Not Dead: The Journals of Charles Dudley and more. Contains graphic violence and strong language! Please be advised that this is a very dark, post-apocalyptic book and may not be for everyone.


    On November 21st, 2014, a deadly storm transforms the landscape of New York City and the lives of its civilians. The island of Manhattan is under martial law. Neighboring boroughs are isolated without power and communication with the outside world.
    There is CHAOS all around.
    Charles Dudley, a survivor, writes this intimate and disturbing account about personal demons and deadly encounters with treacherous citizens, predatory humanoids, and extraordinary creatures in this End of Days memoir. 


    For more about Artie Cabrera:


    http://www.facebook.com/artiecabrera


    http://www.facebook.com/imnotdeadbook


    http://www.amazon.com/IM-NOT-DEAD-Journals-Charles-ebook/dp/B00BNZDVWA


     


     

  • 00:43

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Talia Carner

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    http://www.taliacarner.com/


    HOTEL MOSCOW~


      From the author of Jerusalem Maiden comes a mesmerizing, thought-provoking novel that tells the riveting story of an American woman—the daughter of Holocaust survivors—who travels to Russia shortly after the fall of communism, and finds herself embroiled in a perilous mafia conspiracy that could irrevocably destroy her life.


      Brooke Fielding, a thirty-eight year old New York investment manager and daughter of Jewish Holocaust survivors, finds her life suddenly upended in late September 1993 when her job is unexpectedly put in jeopardy. Brooke accepts an invitation to join a friend on a mission to Moscow to teach entrepreneurial skills to Russian business women, which will also give her a chance to gain expertise in the new, vast emerging Russian market. Though excited by the opportunity to save her job and be one of the first Americans to visit Russia after the fall of communism, she also wonders what awaits her in the country that persecuted her mother just a generation ago.


      Inspired by the women she meets, Brooke becomes committed to helping them investigate the crime that threatens their businesses. But as the uprising of the Russian parliament against President Boris Yeltsin turns Moscow into a volatile war zone, Brooke will find that her involvement comes at a high cost. For in a city where “capitalism” is still a dirty word, where neighbors spy on neighbors and the new economy is in the hands of a few dangerous men, nothing Brooke does goes unnoticed—and a mistake in her past may now compromise her future.

  • 00:40

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Roy Dimond

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      THE SINGING BOWL~


    A Tibetan monk embarks on a journey filled with harrowing dangers and strange mysteries. His quest is to find a lost book and save an ancient way of life. Under attack from Chinese Communists, a monk travelling the wilds of Tibet is given a daunting task--to bring a way of life back from the brink. That's the spellbinding journey revealed in Roy Dimond's new, action-packed adventure tale. Given an ancient artifact from his monastery, the sacred "Singing Bowl," the young monk beads out on a trek to find a lost book and reunite a broken circle to keep his centuries-old civilization alive.

  • 00:45

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Publisher/Editor Clayton C. Bye

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    http://www.claytonbye.com/


    http://shop.claytonbye.com/index.php?route=product/manufacturer&manufacturer_id=11


       Clayton Bye, under the imprint Chase Enterprises, has been writing and publishing since 1994. The author of several books, as well as internet short stories, poems, articles and reviews, he's also an editor and small business management consultant.

  • 00:46

    Indie Books #92 (Edward Freeland)

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


    Indie Books reaches across the Atlantic this week as author Edward Freeland joins me to talk about his book: Adapt


    Daniel O'Neal lives a very normal life. He drives a bus for a living in a sleepy English countryside town, and enjoys the mediocrity of his daily routine. But on a trip to London, while enjoying a quiet drink with a friend, he notices a code of numbers on his mobile phone screen, and not for the first time.


    When Daniel returns home, he begins to notice an increasingly common malfunction with his electronic devices, as his laptop begins to develop the same quirk.


    Suddenly, his world undergoes a paradigm shift. It starts with subtle responses and giggles at work and in public. Daniel becomes increasingly paranoid, and certain that something is out of the ordinary, yet he cannot prove it. Before long, he believes himself to be under an assault on his being.


    Is there something more playing with him than just his mind? Is there an organised attack on his psyche, and if there is, can Daniel find the strength to endure the attack.


    For more about Edward Freeland:


    http://www.amazon.com/Adapt-Edward-Freeland-ebook/dp/B00QPHQTI4


    https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/adapt

  • 00:26

    New YA Books by Author C. Lee McKenzie

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    California based author C. Lee McKenzie chats with Big Blend Radio hosts Nancy J. Reid & Lisa D. Smith about her new books. 'Sudden Secrets' is a contemporary young adult novel that explores grief and the power of the human spirit to heal from life-altering events. the sequel to 'Alligators Overhead,' 'The Great Time Lock Disaster' is a middle grade fantasy adventure novel is about two seventh graders who travel in time. McKenzie has published three other young adult books including: 'Sliding on the Edge' (WestSide Books, 2009), 'The Princess of Las Pulgas' (Westside Books, 2010), and 'Double Negative' (Evernight Teen, 2014).

    A former lecturer and administrator at California State University, San Jose, McKenzie also wrote, edited and published a newsletter for university professors, and wrote and published non-fiction articles in her field of Linguistics and Inter-cultural Communications and in general readership magazines.

    This interview originally aired on May 3, 2015 on Big Blend Radio's Champagne Sundays variety show, that streamed live from the historic Coronado Motor Hotel in Yuma, Arizona.

  • 00:39

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Katie Pierson

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    http://www.katiepierson.net/


    '89 WALLS~


      Seth spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS that's killing her. It's agony to carry around a frayed love note for a girl who's both out of his league and beneath his dignity. College-bound Quinn is finishing high school on top. That cynical, liberal guy in her social studies class, though, makes her doubt herself and her old assumptions. When their passionate romance takes them both by surprise, they keep it a secret: it's too early to make plans and too late not to care. But it's 1989. As politics suddenly get personal, they find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs and each other--in the clear light of day

  • 00:41

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Geoffry Storm

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    Progeny of Gods: Vertuém Destiny~


      Greyson is a green-eyed misfit, teased all through his childhood for being some sort of demon, the only kid without brown eyes. Now 19, Greyson travels to the Kingdom of Viæden, an ancient and secluded realm where trees grow to be seven miles tall. There, he discovers his eyes mean that he is a vertui: something more than human, destined to play a major role in the fate of the world. But will it be for good? Or evil?

      The truth is never black and white. And on his first day as a Royal Guard, Greyson accidentally releases the kingdom's most dreaded memory: Stiqula, a monster sealed away by a goddess long ago. Born again, Stiqula strikes a deal with an evil god to end the world, and in return be reunited with his love. But is their reunion worth the world's destruction? And will Greyson discover his true destiny in time to stop him?

  • 00:41

    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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