Featured YA Book- Hicks Road: Jacob’s Story by Julian P. Flores

 

 

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Title:   Hicks Road: Jacob’s Story

Author: Julian P. Flores

Genre: Fiction/Young Adult Fiction/Spiritual

Format: eBook, paperback, & Audio

Publisher: Silent Eye Productions

Pages:  485 pages 

Publication Date: January 2, 2017

Synopsis:  Set in Almaden, California in the 1850’s, young Jacob Smith is viewed as an outcast by his schoolmates and, following an attack by bullies, his family is forced to make a choice that will change his life forever. As the years pass, and the Almaden Quicksilver Mining Establishment industrializes the town, Jacob feels a strong connection to the land until one day he meets an ancient Native who reveals a mystic secret. Now, with the town endangered by a violent gang of outsiders, it is up to Jacob to harness the powers of spiritual Mount Umunhum and confront a destiny much greater than any boy could dream of.

 

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Featured Book- A Tiger Roars: The Story of Jhoon Rhee, Martial Arts Legend

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Title:  A Tiger Roars: The Story of Jhoon Rhee, Martial Arts Legend

Author:  Mr. Michael Shackelford

Publisher:        Amazon Digital Services

Genre: Sports Bio/Martial Arts

Format: Paperback & ebook

Length:    72 pages

Publication Date: June 17, 2017

Synopsis:

 

Celebrate 50 years of Tae Kwon Do in America, with the life story of Grand Master Jhoon Rhee, the man who brought Tae Kwon Do to America. By Mr. Michael Shackelford (Author), Mr. Francis Pineda (Editor), Mr. Barry Shackelford (Editor), Mr. Chun Rhee (Photographer), Mrs. Linda Lee Cadwell (Foreword)

 

Buying Links:

https://www.amazon.com/Tiger-Roars-Story-Martial-Legend/dp/1544031432/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Jhoon+rhee&qid=1557888540&s=gateway&sr=8-4

 

Hear  Taekwondo Life Magazine’s FREE PodCast on the life and legacy of Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee:

https://www.buzzsprout.com/269195/1142693-episode-14-nobody-bothers-me-the-legacy-of-jhoon-rhee

 

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New Release- Stand Out at the Job Interview to Land the Coveted Job: A Career Expert’s Advice on How to Dominate Your Job Interview

 

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Title: Stand Out at the Job Interview to Land the Coveted Job

Subtitle:   A Career Expert’s Advice on How to Dominate Your Job Interview

Author: Ernest Enabulele

Genre: Non-Fiction/Business/Money/Careers

Format: Paperback and eBook

Publisher: Ernest Enabulele

Length:   83 pages

Publication Date: April 10, 2019

Synopsis:

Congratulations on being called back for a job interview. That’s really amazing, you are on your way to landing your coveted job. However, you shouldn’t get it twisted, despite being called back for the interview, you are still a mile away from getting into that seat the next Monday morning. Just about 10 brilliant persons like yourself (maybe more brilliant) are vying for that same position.

You don’t need to be scared though, your CV has gotten you this far. From on here forward, may the best candidate get the job. Don’t be deceived, getting an employment these days is harder than it used to be. Your competitors are not resting on their oars, studying as many interview tips they can get. With the right materials, you can have an outstanding interview preparation….

….especially…. if you have read “Stand out at the job interview to land the coveted job”

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New Release-Little Lovely Things by Maureen Joyce Connolly

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Title:  Lovely Little Things

Author:    Maureen Joyce Connolly

Genre: Fiction/ LGBT Fiction/Humorous Fiction

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark

Pages:   304 pages

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

Synopsis:

“A shattering adventure.” ― Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

A mother’s chance decision leads to a twist of fate that is every parent’s worst nightmare

It is the wrong time to get sick. Speeding down the highway on the way to work, her two little girls sleeping in the back seat, medical resident Claire Rawlings doesn’t have time for the nausea overtaking her. But as the world tilts sideways, she pulls into a gas station, runs to the bathroom, and passes out. When she wakes up minutes later, her car―and her daughters―are gone.

The police have no leads, and the weight of guilt presses down on Claire as each hour passes with no trace of her girls. All she has to hold on to are her strained marriage, a potentially unreliable witness who emerges days later, and the desperate but unquenchable belief that her daughters are out there somewhere.

As hopeful and uplifting as it is devastating, Little Lovely Things is the story of a family shattered by unthinkable tragedy, and the unexpected intersection of heartbreak and hope.

Perfect for readers of Watch Me Disappear and After Anna!

Additional Praise for Little Lovely Things:
“Little Lovely Things is an insightful and moving read that is well worth the journey.” ― Vivian Schilling, bestselling author of Quietus

“Combining the suspense and razor-sharp outlook of a Gillian Flynn novel, Maureen Connolly’s debut sizzles. I finished Little Lovely Things in one heartbreaking, tear-batting gulp. Connolly takes risks that make the reader’s heart start anew. Finding shards of hope amidst the chaos of tragedy is a testament to both the writer, and the characters she creates.” ― Jenny Milchman, USA Today bestselling author of Wicked River

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2019 HUMAN RELATIONS INDIE BOOK AWARDS

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Deadline May 1, 2019

Information: http://humanrelationsindiebookawards.com

2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Judging Guidelines

The purpose of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize indie authors who have written books with a human relations focus related to various interactions among people in different settings such as work, organizations, school, home, family or in personal lives. This is the fourth year of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards.  We had a diverse group of indie authors for the previous years’ awards that ranged from professional perspectives to indie author’s personal journeys of self-reflection and human relationships. Book entries for the 2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards should be published between 2012 and 2019 and must be received in print version (no ebooks accepted) and written for an English speaking audience. Books can be self-published, independently published or have a creative or scholarly writing approach from smaller publishing companies or presses where the author had a voice in the publishing process.

Each contest category (depending on the number of entries) will recognize Gold, Silver and Bronze award certificate winners and Honorable Mention (s) may also be given to recognize honorable writing in the area of human relations. All book entries will also be considered for the Director’s Choice awards who exhibit outstanding writing in the area of Human Relations. The number and type of Director’s Choice Awards varies each year according to the type of entries received and the selected Director’s Choice winners will receive the award certificate and a gift card.

Each author should complete a book submission form with two copies of the book and the entry fee for each entry. Do not send more than two books no matter how many categories you enter. Authors may enter more than one book category, but will need to mark the additional categories on the book submission form and add the additional entry fee for each category. Entry fees should be paid in check in U.S. dollars or sent with a U.S. postal service money order or American Express money order. No books will be returned after the contest and will be donated to libraries, charities, educational programs or those in need. Entry fees start at $75.00 for the first category ($65.00 for the first category if entry is postmarked by March 15th, 2019), $55.00 for the second category, $45.00 for the third category and $35.00 for the fourth category.

2019 Human Relations Indie Book Awards final deadline for entry is May 1st, 2019- but earlier entries are encouraged to allow more time for judging the book entries. Winners will be announced in June 2019 when judging is completed.

Judges names will not be posted due to confidentiality. Books will be judged on book content, book organization, book presentation and the human relations message conveyed in the book. Judges decisions are final.

A broad range of book categories will provide authors the opportunity to enter one or more categories that may be related to the book’s human relations content. There are approximately 45 categories that include topics related to human relations issues, memoirs, children’s books with a human relations focus, poetry and the arts human relations books, fiction human relations books and general human relations book categories.

If you would like to enter-simply request a book submission entry form by sending an email to: humanrelationsindiebookawards@gmail.com        Thanks!

http://humanrelationsindiebookawards.com

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New Audio Book: Love and Homicide-The Green Light Case by Paula-Michelle Trotter

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Title:  Love and Homocide- The Green Light Case

Subtitle: – Death Betrayal and Love Book 1

Author: Paula Michelle Trotter

Narrated by:  Bolton Hill

Publisher:       Paula-Michelle Trotter

Genre: Adult Romance

Format: Audio (also ebook and paperback)

Length:    4 hours 7 minutes

Publication Date: February 28, 2019

Synopsis:

He never expected falling in love would threaten his career or her life. She never thought she’d be suspected of murder or become the next victim. Crashed together by chance and united by desire. Will the truth be discovered before another murder? 
Julia – A Successful children’s book author, seemly the typical girl next door struggling with the possibility she might be to blame for murder, after an auto accident she can’t remember.
Jake – A homicide investigator with an accurate gut instinct, meets his match as he lands what should be a simple case of vehicular homicide.
Granny B – An Eccentric eighty seven year old millionaire, everyone would love to have as a fairy godmother who will do everything possible to protect her granddaughter from halfway around the world. Will it take another tragedy to solve this murder?
*** A portion of the proceeds from each book purchase will go to a charity to help Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims***

 

Buying Links:

https://www.audible.com/pd/Love-Homicide-Audiobook/B07PB57PD9?ref_=pe_584740_33951320

 

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New Release- Time is Ticcing Away by Chris Mason

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Title:           Time is Ticcing Away

Author:   Chris Mason

Format:   eBook and paperback

Release Date:    January 3, 2019

Publisher:  Amazon Digital Services

Buy:  https://www.amazon.com/Time-Ticcing-Away-Chris-Mason-ebook/dp/B07M6SCKMW/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_1?crid=3PESJN4CP6MW0&keywords=time+is+ticcing+away+chris+mason&qid=1552186236&s=digital-text&sprefix=time+is+ticc%2Caps%2C254&sr=1-1-fkmrnull

Synopsis:

What is Tourette syndrome (TS)? To people who do not have it, it is
probably not what they think. To fully understand this baffling disorder
you must be afflicted with it. There is no other way. Even then, there
are no guarantees. The everyday feelings and urges to perform the
tics that are symptoms of TS are unlike any that a person without TS
could imagine. There are as many cases of TS as there are people who
have it. No two cases are exactly alike. This book was put together in
order to raise awareness for TS. After reading the stories you will not
totally understand TS. That is a given. It is my hope that the readers will
understand it just a little bit better. Even if just one person learns more
about TS or gains a greater understanding of TS as a result of reading
this book, it will be well worth the time and effort it took to write it.
Tourette syndrome is an often, misunderstood neurological disorder.
The main symptoms are what are called “tics”. A tic is defined as an
involuntary, sudden, rapid, repetitive, unbalanced, motor movement or
vocalization. The tics occur many times a day, nearly every day.
The most common motor tics are rapid eye blinking, shoulder shrugging,
squinting, and facial grimacing. Some of the less common tics
include grinding teeth, neck jerking, flailing arms, biting nails, and toecurling.
The most common vocal tics are throat clearing, sniffing, grunting,
coughing, and stuttering or stammering.
There are a few important facts about TS that are important know.
Up to one in 100 schoolboys have some form of TS. Three to four males
have it for every female. The diagnosis is often missed. TS symptoms
usually decrease with age, but not always. TS is an inherited disorder.
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Learning disorders, panic attacks, school phobias, speech problems, and
sleeping problems are common too.
People with TS usually also have either ADHD (Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder), or OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Many
people with Tourette’s have both of these accompanying disorders.
When most people think of TS they think of the disorder where
people with it swear uncontrollably and profusely. This symptom of TS
(coprolalia) is the easiest symptom to recognize, but it is also the rarest.
It is important to remember that coprolalia is present in less than twenty
percent of TS patients.
Most people with TS, when describing a tic, say that they feel a
sudden tension building up that must be relieved by performing the tic.
Tics are suppressible for varying lengths of time. The longer the tics are
suppressed the more the tension builds up and the more there is a need
to release them.
Another major characteristic of TS is a waxing and waning of the
symptoms. This includes both a change from one tic to another, to the
complete disappearance of symptoms for varying periods of time.
The tics usually begin during the ages of five through nine, but
symptoms can start at any time. There have even been some cases where
they started late into adulthood.
While motor and vocal tics are the main symptoms used to make
a diagnosis, and they are what are most identified with TS, there are
many other problems that can be associated with it, the main of which
are behavior related.
The people with TS who suffer from these behaviors are often angry,
argumentative, and confrontational. Everything has to be their way or
is someone else’s fault. One minute they’ll be fine and the next minute
they’ll be in a rage. They tease their siblings relentlessly. They have
a short temper, smart mouth, talk back, throw temper tantrums over
nothing, and won’t take “no” for an answer. Many of them lie and steal
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too. Of course, it is difficult to tell if a person’s TS is causing these
behaviors or something else is, but many studies of TS patients have
shown that these behaviors are much more common in them than in
people without it.

 

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