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New Release- The Wonder of Jazz: Music That Changed The World by Sammy Stein

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Title:  The Wonder of Jazz:  

Subtitle:   Music That Changed The World

Author:   Sammy Stein

Genre: Non-Fiction/Music/Jazz

Format: Paperback

164 Pages

Publisher:  Independent Publishing Network

Publication Date:  May 22, 2022

Synopsis:  This book not only shares the history, influences, and impact of jazz music. The Wonder of Jazz is like being in a room with some of jazz’s coolest people and spending a couple of hours soaking up their passion and knowledge.

Starting with the origins of jazz, this award-winning author, columnist and reviewer shares her knowledge generously and with an authority that makes this new publication a defining work on the subject.

This compendium is as compelling and informative to jazz novices and the music makers of the future as it is to those familiar with jazz’s complex harmonies, intricate rhythms, and creative arrangements.
With input from over 100 musicians the book discusses what exactly is jazz, and how do you know you are listening to it? Do we truly know when and how jazz first originated? Who was the first jazz musician? How does jazz link to other genres? What about women in jazz? And writers and journalists? Do reviews make any difference? Is the story of jazz more complex than the accepted chain of events?

This book is a deep dive into jazz’s history, impact, and future. It discusses the social, cultural, and political influence of jazz and reveals areas where jazz has had an impact we may not even realise. Its influences on hip hop, the connection to third stream, classical, and other art forms are all discussed as well as the future, the impact of young people and how they are changing established canons from within.

The journey this book takes the reader on is one of discovery and revelation.

Some of the information comes from research by the author but much comes from those in the music, those who teach, witness the reactions of an audience, and understand how relevant jazz is right now.
The book looks at jazz’s game changers – the people after whom the music was never the same, civil rights, gender, jazz dynasties, and how jazz musicians have lent their power to deliver political messages in subtle and not so subtle ways.

A book about jazz music’s vitality, energy, dynamism and its people, the ordinary people making extraordinary music.

Jazzwise magazine said of Sammy’s work, “It’s all here, beautifully written, eloquently argued, clear-eyed in its intentions and open in its invitation” and Jazz Matters said, “The sheer volume and status of the people who have given up their time to help Sammy, both women, and men, is a testament to the respect Sammy has earned across the industry and the trust people have in her to relay their stories faithfully.” Jazz Views say, “Ms. Stein writes in a commanding and authoritative style that ensures that the reader’s attention is grasped from the outset, and sets out her statements and opinions clearly and concisely before backing them up with solid facts and opinions.

 

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New Book: From Shattered To Soaring: How I Transformed Anxiety, Panic, and Depression to Uncover Greatness-and You Can Too by Craig Evans

 

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Title:   From Shattered To Soaring

Subtitle:   How I Transformed Anxiety, Panic, and Depression To Uncover Greatness – And You Can Too

Author: Craig Evans

Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help/Mental Health/Health

Format: eBook and Paperback

Publisher: Lion Trail Publishing

Pages:   192 pages

Publication Date: April, 2022

Synopsis:     CRAIG EVANS, INNOCENCE WAS TAKEN AS A CHILD
Abandonment, physical abuse, and psychological torture swallowed his youth. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia were the result of suffering. But through surviving cancer, a new self-discipline was born; that of iron will and perseverance. Craig transformed himself from the broken pieces to find powerful courage to soar through fear, then above it.

In From Shattered To Soaring, he shares his extraordinary life story and reveals the powerful techniques as a practical guide he used to transform fear, anxiety, and panic, to reach his full potential. His story uncovers a path that anyone can follow with actionable exercises to shatter fear, drive through pain, and uncover their greatness.

This book was written for those suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and depression. After enduring a lifelong struggle with these debilitating disorders, Craig discovered a way though the fear, and no longer suffers.

• If you are paralyzed by fear
• Stuck in the grip of anxiety
• Frozen in place by panic attacks
• Enclosed by overwhelming agoraphobia
• Or buried in a deep well of depression

This book was written just for you.

Craig Evans has been where you are now, and knows what it feels like to try your best and to fail. Once stuck in the seemingly never ending cycle of fear, anxiety, panic, then self-preservation, he managed to shatter those glass ceilings, and soar to heights once thought impossible.

He has found the keys that will help you pass through the door of panic and fear so that they no longer control you. What may seem impossible now will become your past achievements. You can become the key maker to unlock any door you previously thought impossible. Apply what Craig share’s, and you will become your own superhero.

 

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Shattered-Soaring-Transformed-Depression-Greatness/dp/B09WYW8DBX/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3C7X4NECWBLSZ&keywords=from+shattered+to+soaring&qid=1649960244&s=books&sprefix=%2Cstripbooks%2C201&sr=1-1

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New Release: Lamplight by A. David Barrett

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Title: Lamplight

Author: A. DAVID BARRETT

Publisher:       Future Fossil Fiction Publishing; 2nd ed. edition

Genre: Fiction/Historical Fiction

Format: Paperback, Hardcover, & ebook

Length:    320 Pages

Publication Date: March 27, 2022

Synopsis:

 

As Davey O’Shea works as a Sparker for Nikola Tesla, implementing his wireless electricity technology to the streets of London in 1888, he is also on the lookout as a detective for Scotland Yard during the peak of Jack the Ripper’s gruesome spree. Visited by a strange man one night out on the job, Davey is presented with the legendary sword, Excalibur, and upon touching it, learns he is a descendant of King Arthur himself. Now armed with the knowledge of his famed ancestor, Davey joins forces with other descendants of the Round Table to search for King Arthur’s true nemesis. Always two steps behind, however, and with more of the Ripper’s victims piling up, Davey must find a way to get ahead in order to stop both past and present adversaries.

Buying Links:

https://books2read.com/lamplight1888

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New Release: Time Killers by Matthew Reed

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Title:   Time Killer

Author: Matthew Reed

Genre: Fiction/Military Thriller

Format: eBook- Series, Paperback, and Hardcover

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: January, 2022 

Synopsis:

A War between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.

A crushing but costly American victory.

Unintended consequences, hidden nukes, a Viral Weapon and an aftermath that killed millions upon millions of people in North America, China, Korea, and Russia.

A tightly compartmented group of American Soldiers, Intelligence Operators and specially-cleared scientists, working at secret installations in the American Southwest, are determined to change what happened by going back in time to 1990 in Houston, Texas in order to kill the people primarily responsible for the destruction that followed the end of the War.

They have the technology, the personnel, and even scientific assistance from an extra-terrestrial engineer pulled from a UFO crash site.

Will it work?

Or will it only make things worse?

This is the story of a few brave Americans who were willing to do what they thought was right in order to save the lives of millions.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Timekillers-Matthew-Reed/dp/B09PMFV7GG/ref=sr_1_1?crid=37LZVPMXHSVGS&keywords=the+timekillers+by+matthew+reed&qid=1642098232&s=books&sprefix=The+Timekillers%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C668&sr=1-1

About Matthew Reed

Matthew Reed Served on Active-Duty in both the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army for a total of seven and a half years. He deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan before being Honorably Discharged. He has worked on both the Operational and Support sides of various U.S. Military operations. He has also worked for over eight years as an overseas Government Contractor in three different countries. His hobbies include: Hog Hunting, tinkering with Rifles and reading both Military History as well as the works of his chosen Profession while finding creative ways to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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Featured: Splinters of My Soul by Kimberly Morton Cuthrell

January 3, 2022-

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Title:  Splinters of My Soul

Author:    Kimberly Morton Cuthrell

Genre:       Fiction/Mystery/Psychological Thriller

Format:    eBook.  Also in paperback.

Publisher: Serenity Legacy Publishing 

Release Date:   September, 2021  

Synopsis:

When six young girls are sexually assaulted in the unforgiving streets of urban Cloverdale, a strong, caring African American doctor and her courageous brother are forced to relive their darkest moments to find the predator lurking in the depths of the unpromising community.

Tony Brown couldn’t protect Tiffany during the fateful summer that splintered more souls in their family and neighborhood than he cared to count. Now, after the string of sexual assaults and other masked crimes in Cloverdale resulted in a gruesome murder, Tony knows that he must help his sister find the killer and launches his own search for the truth.

What the determined siblings uncover is more than they bargained for . . . a monster still loose on the streets of Cloverdale, a local police force riddled with dirty cops and corruption and suppressed traumatic memories from Tiffany’s past that could destroy marriages, careers, and possibly even their lives.

Splinters of My Soul is a heart-wrenching, fast-paced suspenseful Psychological Thriller novel that will pull Mystery and Suspense readers directly into the dark streets of the city, and keep them turning pages late at night, as the irresistible and determined Dr. Brown-Carson struggles with her own personal demons and local corrupt police officers on the beat in an unforgettable crime drama plot.

Purchase Link:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/1736766503?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

“Splinters of My Soul is an excellent novel. The storyline and characters draw you in immediately and you can’t wait to see what happens next. A definite must read.” – Danielle Cole, Ebony Circle Book Club.

“A riveting tale of good and evil, wrought with themes of redemption and retribution.” – The RawSistaz Reviewers

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New Release- Shijak: To Begin: A Modern Martial Arts Story by Kathryn Yang

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Title:  Shijak: To Begin: A Modern Martial Arts Story 

Author:   Kathryn Yang

Genre:  Fiction/Sports/Taekwondo

Format: Paperback/Kindle

256 Pages

Publisher:  Independent

Publication Date:  April 22, 2021

Synopsis: This is a story of traditional martial arts practice and philosophy in a modern day setting. Follow Daria and Dae Sung as their martial arts journeys converge under the tutelage of their Taekwondo teacher. Although the two come from different backgrounds and walk different paths, theirs is a story of training, fighting and self-discovery on the road to mastery and learning the true meaning of becoming a modern-day martial artist.

Buying Link :https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B093BT3TJD/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B093BT3TJD&linkCode=as2&tag=kathrynyang-20&linkId=bae2be39e23e9b36ef5b6f22d98e42bd

To Hear Master Yang’s interview with Taekwondo Life Magazine’s Marc Zirogiannis (starting 9/20/21):

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New Release: The Prince of Pot by Travis Thompson

August 22, 2021-

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Title:   The Prince of Pot

Subtitle: With three million dollars buried in the backyard, this man will stop at nothing to live the life he’s always dreamed of.

Author: Travis Thompson

Genre:  True Crime/Teen Reading/Fictional Biography

Format: eBook/Paperbak (67 pages)

Publication Date:  August 2021

Synopsis:  A true-crime story of rags to riches as a drug lord.

Follow one man’s extraordinary journeyas the Prince of Pot. Building an empire in two shades of green—weed and money—this intelligent kid who refused to touch drugs grew into a man looking to move up in life. What better way to move up than on a mountain of drugs and stacks of cash?

But when those closest to him wind up hurt by the same things he is dealing in, he wonders if he made the wrong choice.

On the run from the law, facing multiple tragedies, and struggling with family woes, he quickly finds himself in a tight spot. Will he turn his life around before it’s too late? Or can he beat the system and continue living a life on the wrong side of the law?

Amazon Link:   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09BSS14WW

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Featured Book: When a Taker Dreams by J. A. Jackson

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Title:  When a Taker Dreams

Author: J.A. Jackson

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    210 Pages

Publication Date: July 2015

Synopsis:

 

Cierra Cantrell has had little experience with men after a painful experience in her life left her too insecure to discover and free the passionate woman within.
After following the advice of her mother, Cierra agrees to accept family friend Isabella Duvall’s offer for help in obtaining a marriage of convenience.
When Isabella’s gorgeous brother Ryker —shows up, Cierra can’t stop dreaming about him. With nothing left to lose, Cierra walks headfirst into the unknown. But things aren’t always as they seem. Will she get too close to something that is too good to be true?

Sometimes life is not that simple. Love can be complicated.
Especially when “Lust is a Powerful Emotion!”

Author J. A. Jackson, Romance/Love Triangle, suspense intrigue, intensely steamy, sensual, world of seduction, temptation betrayal multi-cultural

Discover a slam-bang roller-coaster ride of excitement

Grab it #Free on these links
ASIN B01288VA7I
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Featured: Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly by Evy Poumpouras

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Title:   Becoming Bulletproof: Protect Yourself, Read People, Influence Situations, and Live Fearlessly

Author: Evy Poumpouras

Genre: Non-Fiction/Autobiographical/Law Enforcement

Format: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook and Audio

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: April 21, 2020

Synopsis:

Former Secret Service agent and star of Bravo’s Spy Games Evy Poumpouras shares lessons learned from protecting presidents, as well insights and skills from the oldest and most elite security force in the world to help you prepare for stressful situations, instantly read people, influence how you are perceived, and live a more fearless life.

 

Becoming Bulletproof means transforming yourself into a stronger, more confident, and more powerful person. Evy Poumpouras—former Secret Service agent to three presidents and one of only five women to receive the Medal of Valor—demonstrates how we can overcome our everyday fears, have difficult conversations, know who to trust and who might not have our best interests at heart, influence situations, and prepare for the unexpected. When you have become bulletproof, you are your best, most courageous, and most powerful version of you. Poumpouras shows us that ultimately true strength is found in the mind, not the body.

 

Courage involves facing our fears, but it is also about resilience, grit, and having a built-in BS detector and knowing how to use it. In Becoming Bulletproof, Poumpouras demonstrates how to heighten our natural instincts to employ all these qualities and move from fear to fearlessness.

Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Bulletproof-Influence-Situations-Fearlessly/dp/1982103752/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=becoming+bulletproof+evy&qid=1622461924&sr=8-1

 

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New Release-DANISH RACISM by Arvin Niknia

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Title: Danish Racism

Author: Arvin Niknia

Genre: Non-Fiction/Race/International

Format: eBook (28 pages)

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: February 21, 2021

Synopsis:   This book describes how racism is an accepted phenomenon in Denmark

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/DANISH-RACISM-Arvin-Niknia-ebook/dp/B08VSC1LHT

More Info: Arvin Niknia is an Iranian Danish Author and Entrepreneur who migrated to Denmark with his family in 1994. His father was given the title of Chief of Staff during the Iran-Iraq War. Shortly after graduating from high school, Arvin tried out several educations in the Danish system and entered several workplaces where he experienced racism to a greater or lesser extent.

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