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Featured Ebook: The Color of Angels by Rusty Kontos

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August 24, 2018-

Title:      The Color of Angels

Author:   Rusty Kontos

Format:   eBook

Publisher:  Urban Diamond Publishing

Buy:  https://www.amazon.com/Color-Angels-Rusty-Kontos-ebook/dp/B07GBH1CYL/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1535114020&sr=8-1&keywords=the+color+of+angels

Synopsis:

A point of view from the Jim Crow Era no one dared to speak on….until now.

The Color of Angels follows a little girl named Sissy who grew up during the late 1950’s. When her father Billy Joe joined the KKK, her family was turned upside down. His hatred for anything not deemed pure by the Klan fueled him to commit unspeakable acts, not only against humanity, but within his family. He hated Sissy, he hated her before she ever took a breath, and he made sure to show that hatred whenever he could. Although this is a fictional story, it is based on events that were common knowledge to many families at that time, but were simply swept under the rug.

This story details the trials and tribulations that were endured by both sides before the Civil Rights Movement became a prominent fixture.

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Featured: El mar estaba sereno by Jorge Majfud

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Title: El mar estaba sereno

Author: Jorge Majfud

Genre: Fiction/Short Story/Spanish Language

Format: Paperback

430 Pages

Publisher: Izana Editores

Publication Date: Spain, 2017

Synopsis:  Escritor uruguayo estadounidense. Graduado arquitecto por la Universidad de la Republica del Uruguay, master y PhD en Estudios Hispánicos por la Universidad de Georgia, ha vivido y trabajado en diferentes países de América del Sur, América Central, África, Asia y Europa. Es el autor de varios libros de ensayos y análisis como El eterno retorno de Quetzalcóatl, Una teoría de los campos semánticos, y novelas como La reina de América, la ciudad de la Luna, Crisis y Tequila. Ha participado en diferentes libros colectivos como The Routledge History of Latin American Culture y en colaboración con autores como Eduardo Galeano y Noam Chomsky. Es colaborador frecuente de diferentes medios como Huffington Post, El País de Madrid, Pagina/12, Radio Nacional Argentina, Radio Uruguay, Radio Nacional de España, Russia Today TV, etc. Ha sido profesor de matemáticas y diseño en la Universidad del Trabajo del Uruguay, en la Facultad de Arquitectura de la Universidad Hispanoamericana de Costa Rica, ha enseñado literatura en la Universidad de Georgia y en Lincoln University de Pennsylvania. Actualmente es profesor de Literatura latinoamericana y Estudios Internacionales en Jacksonville University. Su última novela es El mar estaba sereno (Izana, Madrid 2017).
Su blog: majfud.org

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/8494456784?ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=1634&creative=6738&tag=letralia-20&creativeASIN=8494456784

About The Author
Majfud is one of the main exponents (or is he the founder?) of what he calls “exploration literature”, that is, a literature that has little to do with the literature of fun, entertainment, the cult to the refined literary technique. Majfud’s literature is never an easy-to-read literature. It is a need for literature in which the characters, the environments, the narrator, everything, are immersed in the feelings and existential concerns of the human being, that explores, lives, reflects, and almost never come to a strong response,,, despite to that the story of each character can be like any common life, but it is always, or frequently, complex, or the character or the narrator stops to expose all that in daily life we prefer not to think about.
 

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New Release: The Rogue Kingdom By Stephen Steighner

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The Rouge Kingdom by Stephen Steighner

Title:   The Rogue Kingdom

Author: Stephen Steighner

Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Suspense/Thriller 

Format: eBook/Paperback

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Pages:   365 pages

Publication Date: July 5, 2018

Synopsis:  In a Buddhist monastery atop a remote mountain, Kim Jae Pak has spent the years since her escape from North Korea training with a martial arts grandmaster. Her extraordinary skills attract the attention of the South Korean government, and she is chosen to assassinate North Korea’s brutal dictator so that a nuclear attack can be averted. But with the United States scrambling to conceal their involvement and the threat of war with China growing, Kim must decide if revenge against the dictator who murdered her family is worth the possible obliteration of the entire world.

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Featured: Winter Eternal (Book 1) by E. Thomas

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Title: Winter Eternal (Book 1)

Subtitle:   The River That Flows Two Ways

Author:   E. Thomas Joseph

Genre: Fiction/Fantasy/Supernatural/Science Fiction

Format: Paperback/ebook/Audible

282 Pages

Publisher: Prodigy Gold Books

Publication Date: May 29, 2018

Synopsis:  In 1777, Captain Isaac Pearson joined the British Army when he believed the Colonial Rebellion would be dispatched with effortless haste. Taking a few American lives was an agreeable price for the pampered aristocrat who believed his actions in the conflict would afford him honor and glory. Yet, the path Captain Pearson rode was neither honorable or glorious and the price he would pay was beyond his imaginable fortunes. Time is the enemy of all, the hunter of the hunters whom no measures of tenacity or weaponry can defeat. Yet, in the early days of America’s war for independence Phantom Regiments, ruthless shadow units, British Redcoats, American militia and crazed men of the occult race to acquire a mysterious Iroquoian artifact which offers the capacity to defeat time. Set in New York’s Hudson Valley, the contest for time will marshal tragic desperation and horrific ends. Winter Eternal, uncovered from layers of dust, deep within the archives of America’s Untold History are the tales of the soldiers and the citizens who sell their souls to pursue the mysterious Native talisman, the Kahontsi Ehnita; the Giver of Life. A revolutionary war has begun.

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/Winter-Eternal-River-That-Flows/dp/1939665515

About The Author
The Fiction Work: “My previous novels explored how people were tied together by crime,” Brooks says. “But with A Butler Christmas, I sought to connect people by the mystery of falling in love with new friends and estranged family. I’m excited and eager and anxious–like going on my sophomore dance. To join the Prodigy Gold family is a great honor and thrills me to my wing tips.” The Non-Fiction Work: “I am very excited to give back to the writing and publishing communities with my short publishing tips. Everyone publishes tomes on the topic and many people get discouraged with respect to employing effective and traditional publishing tactics because of the vast amount of material out there. I’ve decided to do small essays that people can act on and have a clear understanding of it because I explain in detail with examples.” Brooks can be reached for questions about publishing, consultations, and speaking engagements at rbrooks@prodigygoldbooks.com.
Visit his small press site at https: //prodigygoldbooks.com The Career Story: Rahiem Jerome Brooks is the breakout novelist and is a member of the Mystery Writers of America. His debut thriller, LAUGH NOW won 2010 African-Americans on the Move Book Club’s (AAMBC) Book of the Year & he earned 2011 AAMBC Author of the Year. LAUGH NOW also the Most Creative Plot at the DMV Expo’s Creative Excellent Awards. Rahiem was also nominated at the 2011 & 2012 African-American Literary Awards for Mystery of the Year for Con Test and Murder in Germantown. In 2017, he launched his second publishing press, Prodigy Gold Books. The Background Story: Brooks grew up in Philadelphia before trekking to Los Angeles to study film/TV at UCLA. Finding it difficult to break into Hollywood, he adapted his screenplay into his first novel and later pursued an English degree at Harvard University and making writing a full-time job. He lives in Philadelphia with a Manx.
 

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Featured: Smith by: Sam B. Miller II

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Title: Smith

Author: Sam B. Miller II

Genre: Fiction/Mystery/Suspense

Format: Paperback/ebook/Audible

240 Pages

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: Jan, 2017

 

Synopsis:  The past has a way of coming back to live in the present . . . Every once and a while the voice that’s in and out of our hero’s head assures, “Fear not, for I am with you”. That voice is what will be called Smith, a voice from ancient and potent times. That voice – at once droll, clever, mercurial, and deliciously brutal – is one of the many highlights of this lively adventure novel. The incredibly skilled and often quite hostile security agent Nava gives an additional layer of spice as Jake’s partner and budding love interest. In fact, Nava’s strong personality serves as a fine foil to Smith’s as she (even more so than Jake) understands the costs of all the mayhem and death that Smith cavalierly dismisses as collateral damage toward a greater goal.

Buying Link : https://www.amazon.com/Smith-Sam-B-Miller-II/dp/1983480266/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1533840668&sr=8-1&dpID=51cJEqO53EL&preST=_SY344_BO1,204,203,200_QL70_&dpSrc=detail

About The Author
Sam B. Miller II holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, from the University of Tennessee. He has five children and lives with his wife, Susan, and their many dogs, in Northeast Tennessee. After writing a successful Science Fiction 3-book series, Miller has turned his attention upon the mystery of the supernatural. Smith is his fourth novel. 

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New Release: Can You See Us Now? by Cheryl Benton

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Can You See Us Now? by Cheryl Benton

Title: Can You See Us Now 

Subtitle:   A Novel For Grownups

Author: Cheryl Benton

Genre: Fiction/Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction

Format: Paperback & eBook

Publisher: The Three Tomatoes

Pages:   338 pages

Publication Date: February 6, 2018

Synopsis:    Three best friends rebel against unsolicited AARP cards, hot flashes, bosses, becoming invisible, and the perceptions of what’s old. Suzy, Trish, and Madge, best friends since their early twenties, seemed to have it all. Beautiful, smart, and successful, they’d made it to the top in the most demanding city of them all, New York. Then they turned 50 and found that the world which once was their oyster started closing up faster than a New York minute. Bartenders ignore them, bosses marginalize them, and they’ve aged out of the prized 25-49 year-old demographic that marketers woo. They had suddenly become invisible. Inspired by their friendships with a supportive and thriving group of New York City women, who call themselves the “Ripe Tomatoes,” Suzy, Trish, and Madge start to realize the power of saying, “YES,” and that living your dreams has nothing to do with age. And since no one else was celebrating women over 50, Suzy, Trish, and Madge started a business to do just that. A funny and moving insider’s story about New York City’s not-so-invisible women over 50 and beyond, who are living their lives to the fullest, achieving dreams, dating, having sex, and sometimes even falling in love again. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll root them on, and you’ll never think about age the same way again. Suzy, a top ad agency executive with a wonderful supportive husband and two great kids, had propelled little known brands into household names. Then she looked around one day and realized she was the oldest person in the conference room and her “12-year old” boss dismisses most of her ideas as appealing only to women with “dried up vaginas.” Trish owns an art gallery, is married to a wealthy hedge fund guy, has a fabulous apartment overlooking Central Park, a summer home in the Hamptons, and a closet full of couture clothes…until her life is turned upside down by those dreaded words, “We have to talk.” Madge, is a highly regarded TV journalist who has traveled the world on assignments and knows celebrities, presidents and kings by their first names, but has been too busy pursuing a career to have a life – until she’s pushed out of her TV morning show and replaced by a 30-something former beauty queen and Harvard graduate.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692054049/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1515692093&sr=1-2&keywords=Can+you+see+us+now&linkCode=sl1&tag=thethrtom-20&linkId=9be2d85a65e8045fee7842ba614d043d

About the Author

Cheryl Benton, aka the “head tomato” is founder and publisher of The Three Tomatoes, a digital lifestyle media platform for “women who aren’t kids.” Having lived and worked for many years in New York City, the land of size zero twenty-somethings, she was truly starting to feel like an invisible woman. She created The Three Tomatoes as the antidote for invisibility and sent it to 60 friends. Today she has thousands of friends and is chief cheerleader for smart, savvy women who want to live their lives fully at every age and every stage. She spent her first career in the NYC advertising agency business as a top executive at some of the largest agencies in the world. She has served on several non-profit boards supporting women and girls. She is a graduate of Adelphi University and a recipient of the “Distinguished Alumni Award”. She was also inducted into the Business Marketing Hall of Fame, and was named a top CEO by SmartCEO magazine. She is a frequent speaker on marketing to women, and women’s global issues, and is co-author of Leading Women: 20 Influential Women Share Their Secrets to Leadership, Business, and Life, Paperback – December 5, 2014, Adams Media. A wife, mother, and grandmother (her favorite title), she resides in New York with her husband and two dogs. Can You See Us Now? is her first novel. To learn more about The Three Tomatoes, visit www.thethreetomatoes.com

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New Release: Payback by Eve Rabi

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Title: Payback

Author: Eve Rabi

Genre: Fiction/Supense/Romantic Intrigue

Format: eBook

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: US: December 23, 2016

UK: January 31, 2017

Synopsis:    

Sometimes a woman has no choice but to fight back. Sometimes a woman has no choice but to fight dirty. A gripping, romantic crime and suspense thriller about revenge that will leave you turning pages.

“I could not put it down, and when I did, I picked it up 2 mins later! The story grips you from the go. A must read.” Amazon reviewer

Amazon UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Payback-Sometimes-yourself-romantic-thriller-ebook/dp/B00CPSGLEE

Series:   Girl on Fire Series

 

 

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