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Featured Audio Book: Catching a Miracle by Mark J. Spinicelli

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Title: Catching a Miracle

Author: Mark J. Spinicelli

Narrated by:  Michael Bower

Publisher:       Mark J. Spinicelli

Genre: Medical Fiction/Thriller

Format: Audio (also ebook and paperback)

Length:    6 hours 20 minutes

Publication Date: July 22, 2019

Synopsis:

Eight-year-old Shelly White is admitted to St. Theresa’s Hospital for Children for cancer treatment. In the meantime, she strikes a friendship with her fellow roommate Kristin, who is also undergoing her own battle with cancer. Dr. Gregory Wall manages the patient care for both children working tirelessly to pursue the treatment options that are available. He knows all too well that his best efforts may never be enough to save them. 

In a mystifying episode that later comes to be known as St. Theresa’s first official miracle, Shelly’s cancer seemingly disappears overnight to the utter amazement of Dr. Wall and the rest of the team at the hospital. Sadly, Kristen is not as fortunate. She eventually succumbs to her illness, even as Shelly makes her way out to leave the hospital as a fully cured and healthy little girl. 

Fast forward to 30 years later and Dr. Shelly White now works alongside Dr. Wall at the same hospital with a mission to save as many children as possible from cancer. She also starts the Kristen Foundation in honor and fond memory of her roommate who did not have the same privilege of coming out of her illness alive. 

At a fundraising event in aid of the foundation, Shelly meets advertising executive Nicholas Harris who, she soon realizes, is going to play a crucial role in changing her life and that of her patients through a cure for cancer. Nicholas and his father Salvatore have their own reasons for wanting to be part of the same journey. 

At this point, far from ending on a predictable note, Catching a Miracle soon enfolds into an unexpectedly fast-paced thrilling story involving the race to find a cure for cancer, the fight against corporate greed, and the involvement of powerful political entities who will stop at nothing to prevent the cure from being found. Listen to this book to find out:

  • The story behind Dr. Shelly White’s miraculous cancer recovery 
  • The surprising connection between Dr. White and Nick Harris at St. Theresa’s Hospital 
  • Whether Dr. White and friends will find a cure for cancer after all before the end of this book 
  • Whether the desire to save others and the indomitable spirit to find a cure will triumph over pure greed and profit 

While Catching a Miracle deals with the deeply profound theme of finding a cancer cure, it is far from a somber book. Moments of poignancy merge seamlessly with moments of humor to create a journey that’s both a testament to the faith of the human spirit as well as an inspiration to those that continue to be part of the search for a cure. A suspense-filled, action-packed, never-a-dull-moment book, part one of the three-part series, Catching a Miracle is a must-listen by first-time author Mark Spinicelli.

 

Buying Links:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Catching-a-Miracle-Audiobook/B07VDMKRBX

 
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New Release-Money Matters by Brian Finney

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Title:  Money Matters

Author:    Brian Finney

Genre: Fiction/ Mystery

Format: Kindle/Paperback/Audio

Pages:   248 pages

Publication Date: August 23, 2019

Synopsis:

At once a painful coming-of-age novel, an exciting amateur sleuth tale and an intriguing narrative involving social issues (immigration and wealth disparity), Money Matters has mystery at its core. This emotionally charged debut novel is firmly embedded in Los Angeles culture over the 2010 mid-term election. Jenny, the 27-year-old inexperienced protagonist, faced with the tragic disappearance of a friend, is forced to take on financial tycoons, corrupt politicians and the treacherous Baja drug cartel in her search to uncover the truth. Jenny’s investigation takes her into the twilight world of undocumented immigrants, which leads her to seek the help of the handsome director of an immigrant rights organization to whom she is strongly attracted. But will the deadly enmity of the rich and powerful thwart her search and end her budding romance?

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New Audio Book: The Monster by Josh Soule

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Title:  The Monster

Author: Josh Soule

Narrated by:  Scott Cluthe

Publisher:       Josh Soule

Genre: Crime/Mystery

Format: Audio (also ebook and paperback)

Length:    3 hours 42 minutes

Publication Date: April 25, 2019

Synopsis:

Josh Soule’s premiere thriller, The Monster, follows the psychological decline of a nameless narrator who tells his tale of being stalked and framed by a local serial killer. His relationships with friends and family deteriorate, and he soon is required to fend for himself. As days tick by, the time must come to find his way out of this problem before he ends up in prison or worse..

 

Buying Links:

https://www.amazon.com/The-Monster/dp/B07R3GS2BL/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1561064772&sr=8-1

 

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Featured eBook: The Gift You Gave by Moranda Jane

 

 

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Title:   The Gift You Gave

Author: Moranda Jane

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services LLC

Pages:   364pages

Publication Date: September 19, 2018

Synopsis:  Do I even know my body?

That was the question Charleston Smid continuously asked himself after meeting Asa Altman. From the moment he stumbled into her presence, he knew she was his One. Every time he came near Asa he fell apart. Whether it was being tongue tied and muttering with a self-inflicted speech impediment or his legs finding ways to make him look like he had two left feet and backward kneecaps, Charleston was a discombobulated time bomb waiting to embarrass himself. He loved her and would tell her, that is if he could get his mind and body to cooperate.

Who knew adulting could be this hard?

Every time she thought she was getting a handle on her life, the wind shifted pulling her deeper into the abyss. She was drowning from her financial life to her personal life – hell even her body had gone on strike was taking the last ship to shore. Never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined a man like Charleston throwing her a lifeline, pulling her from the waters that threatened to drown her.

Blessed with a “do over” Charleston and Asa began to do what normal couples do. That is until a new threat appears. Something sinister was moving through the small sleepy town that Charleston and Asa had planned to call home and death was now at their doorstep.

Forced walk that thin line of sanity by visiting places he had left behind in his former military life, Charleston is determined to conquer his own fears.

Is it fate or something else just beyond reach setting these events in motion? Sometimes the best gifts come in the smallest packages. Find out what happens in The Gift You Gave.

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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: 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 Audio Release: The Charming Drifter by Brian Lee Tucker

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The Charming Drifter by Brian Lee Tucker

Title: The Charming Drifter (AUDIO)

Author: Brian Lee Tucker

Narrated by:  411 Audio J.M. Kuczynski

Genre: Non-Fiction/True Crime

Format: Audio

Length:    2 hours 1 minutes

Publisher: Brian Lee Tucker

Publication Date: December 14, 2016

Synopsis:

 

Rape, sodomy, strangulation, stabbing, murder, and dismemberment. So were some of Joel David Rifkin’s favorite “hobbies” that he inflicted on mostly drug addicted or alcoholic prostitutes from 1988 to 1993. Police finally caught up to Rifkin on June 28, 1993, when state troopers spotted him driving his pickup truck without license plates on the Southern State Parkway. A high-speed chase ended in Mineola, New York, when he crashed into a utility pole directly in front of the courthouse where he eventually stood trial. Troopers detected a foul odor from the back of the truck. It came from the corpse of his final victim: prostitute and dancer Tiffany Bresciani, 22. A peek inside the tarp revealed the woman’s decomposing body. Motorist Joel Rifkin, now in handcuffs, helped identify the corpse as 22-year-old Tiffany Bresciani. She was a prostitute, he told the officers. I had sex with her, and then I killed her. He was on his way to dump the body near Republic Airport, he explained, when he was spotted by Ruane and Spaargaren. The case was open-and-shut…but it was far from simple. 

In custody, Rifkin soon began confessing to other homicides, a total of 17, including Bresciani. The interviews he gave to the police were so horrifying it sickened even the most seasoned officers and detectives. In The Charming Drifter, author Brian Lee Tucker offers an inside look into the mind of one of the most vicious serial killers in New York history and a nightmarish glimpse into the final moments of his victim’s lives. 

©2016 Brian Lee Tucker (P)2016 Brian Lee Tucker

 

 

Buying Links:

http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_pd_Nonfic_c2_1_narr?searchNarrator=+411+Audio

 

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