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  • 00:30

    "New Heights Show on Education" Reading Books vs. Watching Movies

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    This week co-host Maria Ortiz and I will tackle the issue of whether reading books is in fact more beneficial than watching movies.


    6 Reasons The Book Is (Almost Always) Better Than The Movie:


    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/6-reasons-the-book-is-almost-always-better-than-the-movie/

  • 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 #101 (Lorena Bathey)

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


    Author Lorena Bathey joins me to talk about her books. We'll start with the forthcoming Meeting Ms. Monroe and then talk about her other books as well.


    Mary Monroe has dyed black hair, pale face, and Goth makeup. She works at a trendy restaurant, but is not enamored of the celebrity lifestyle.  Soon after her 25th birthday Mary meets with her mother’s lawyer and is shocked to learn she's been left millions. As she leaves his office he hands her a letter from her mother and a key to a secret storage space. When she opens the storage space she finds furniture, suitcases, and dresses all belonging to the legendary Marilyn Monroe.


    Buying a new home with her new found wealth she furnishes it with the items from the storage space. But what happens next is nothing short of a miracle - or a nightmare. Mary finds herself blacking out and when she awakes she has a new hairstyle, clothes, and most intriguing and frightening of all...letters written to her by Marilyn Monroe. Plunged into a world she doesn’t remember, Mary tries to keep her sanity as she appears to be living the double life of a legend.

     Follow Mary Monroe as she moves back and forth in time not sure she if she will lose herself or find another.


    For more about Lorena Bathey and her books:


    http://www.lorenabbooks.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Lorena-Bathey/e/B004TNQW7O


    http://amzn.com/B00BJ8B060


    http://amzn.com/B00DJXTG0K

  • 00:01

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Kasey Riley

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    http://www.kaseyriley.com/


    AUGUST FIRE~


       Sparks fly… The day that Stephanie and Doyle meet, circumstances fight against romance. She thinks him rude, crude, and bossy and while he loves her long legs, he thinks she seems snobbish and cold. However, he feels she has interesting possibilities and she thinks he is a sexy hunk. Danger unites… Surviving the arsonist set rangeland fire together ignites the passions each has been ignoring. The rugged high desert and mountains of Colorado set the scene for adventure, danger and fiery passions. Can they stay ahead of the arsonist and develop a solid relationship in the bright light of day? Trust… Growing trust in the face of adversity, just how strong is this new relationship. Can each of them get beyond past betrayals and pain? Will the final chapter be a wedding, or a fond farewell? Riverview is home to Stephanie and now to Doyle. The small Colorado town and its citizens reflect small ranch towns across the United States. The values and closeness of the residents who support each other when times are tough.

  • 00:45

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author T.M. Carpenter

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    http://highergroundseries.com/


    Higher Ground: Zero Hour~


      As mankind continues to ravage the planet we call home, the Earth refuses to become just another victim of our destructive nature. It is the Earth that gives us life, not us who gives life to the Earth. She will fight back with billions of years of experience on her side. She shows favor to those who live in harmony with her, and delivers devastating blows to those who mean her harm. She tries to warn us that her beauty will not always be evident, that danger lurks in her many facets, and that her ugliness, when it does appear, is not intentional. She was just born that way. She will warm us, feed us, clothe us and protect us if we are wise. Freeze us, starve us, strip us and destroy us if we are not. We are at her mercy for our survival. Yet, we expect her to bend to our will, as if it were the other way around. We blindly ignore warnings that if our current global consumption and production patterns continue, by 2050 we'd need three planets to sustain our current lifestyles. We selfishly expect her to bear the burden on her own. 


      Now a new threat looms to challenge our claim at the top of the food chain. One of the smallest living organisms has come out of its hiding place to remind us that we have not conquered all. Man himself may be a virus on the earth, yet we are unable to kill her. No, she will not die because of us. She will remain long after we are gone. But, did she send one of her own to remind us of our place? Something so small it cannot even be seen, but could decimate the human race? She had done it before. Was it self-defense? Or, did man think he was smarter and could control Mother Nature?

  • 00:39

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author Graham J. Wood

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    http://www.grahamjwood.com/


    ZEIN: THE HOMECOMING~


      With Zylar defeated and on the run, newly appointed Lord Chancellor Kabel Blackstone leads a joint human and Zeinonian force in his search for his home planet, Zein. On Zein, Tate Malacca defends the survivors in the last remaining safe haven from the attacks of the vicious Pod hordes, who are intent on killing them all. As Tyson's powers in the magics grow more unstable... who can control or guide him; hopes may lie with the enigmatic Changeling, Zebulon. On Earth, the mysterious Cabal spreads its influence and network, with the ultimate aim of controlling the production of the all-powerful zinithium. Zylar waits for his opportunity for revenge, breeding his master race and building a new Ilsid army to crush the Blackstone brothers once and for all. Facing incredible odds Kabel, Tyson and their friends have to conquer their own fears and temptations to fight for not just each other but the millions who face certain death if they fail.

  • 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

  • 00:33

    WebbWeaver Books Proudly Presents: Author K.S. Elliot

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    Fallen Acres: A Girl's Voyage Beyond Life Without Her Parents ~


      When You Face Your Greatest Fears, You Find Your Truest Self... The Elliotts are a typical American family: they look content and functional to outsiders, but really, they’re navigating difficult family dynamics. Two introverted parents with passionate feelings who have learned to master and subvert their anger find themselves confronted by a drama-fueled oldest daughter, and a self-absorbed middle daughter. The author, their youngest daughter, tries as hard as she can to be the perfect child—she doesn’t cause trouble, she stays away from angry scenes. But the repression that makes her passive and avoidant causes her reckless nature to come out in other ways…in a series of bad decisions that lead her, at the age of 40, to a place where she is determined to do the right thing for her parents during their late-life crisis. Her story is one of heartache, loss, lessons learned, truths uncovered. It’s about the ways in which God and fate intervene to show us what we’re made of. It’s a powerful testament to the need for compassion and realism with aging parents and end-of-life issues. But most of all, it’s a story of identity and redemption—and how one girl ran away from her hurtful family issues only to find that immersing herself back into her family’s world was the way to claim who she really was. Lyrical, honest, and vivid, Fallen Acres is a memoir both deeply relatable and profoundly valuable.

  • 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


     


     

  • 01:03

    Indie Books #98 (Hubert Crouch)

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


    This week, trial lawyer and author Hubert Crouch joins me to talk about his Jace Forman series and more.


    In his best-selling debut, Cried For No One, flamboyant Fort Worth trial lawyer Cal Connors is hired by distraught parents after their daughter's body is found beneath an inverted crucifix on the altar of a rural church. Hard-nosed in the courtroom and well-connected to the local media and judiciary, Cal sues the cemetery for millions. Hot on Cal's trail is Leah Rosen, a young journalist closing in on the truth and willing to put her career on the line for justice. Defense attorney Jace Forman takes on his rival Cal and won't rest until he finds out who could have committed this macabre crime and why.


    In The Word, Ezekiel Shaw and his fanatical followers preach a gospel of hate, picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers, and praising God for sending America’s soldiers back in body bags. But when they disrupt the funeral of Second Lieutenant Lauren Hanson, a West Point graduate killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, hard-charging Fort Worth trial attorney Jace Forman becomes determined to put an end to their crazed crusade no matter the cost. As Jace and reporter Leah Rosen battle the odds and the clock in pursuit of justice and truth in the courts, they draw closer to uncovering a shocking conspiracy—and facing sinister forces that will stop at nothing to keep them from revealing the truth.


    For more info on Hubert Crouch and his writing:


    http://www.hubertcrouch.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Hubert-Crouch/e/B00BOR9NW4

  • 00:59

    Indie Books #100 (Scott Robert Scheller)

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


    This week, author  Scott Robert Scheller joins me to talk about his book, Haunted Tree and more.


    From Haunted Tree, The Magus Family Chronicles Book 1:


    Times were hard for Marc: Too much cold, not enough food and a once good friend had turned against him. Then his life grew even more complicated as magic invaded his world. Little did he know that discovering the Haunted Tree would change him in ways he could not imagine. Under the tutelage of the mysterious wizard Oren, Marc, and his lifelong friend, Valeria, found themselves on the path to learning the greatest secret of magic. But this journey would come at a price. Together they struggle to not only discover and fulfill their destinies, but to also survive the evil that wants them dead, all within the shadow of the Haunted Tree.


    For more about Scott Rober Scheller and his book:


    http://www.scottrobertscheller.com


    http://www.amazon.com/Scott-Robert-Scheller/e/B00VNH2NUY