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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!

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Featured eBook -Federal Nightmare: Featuring Drive By by James L. Hairston

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Title:   Federal Nightmare: Featuring Drive By

Author: James L. Hairston

Genre: Fiction

Format: eBook & Paperback

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing

Pages:  286 pages

Publication Date: August 20, 2013

Synopsis: 

“Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”
FEDERAL NIGHTMARE is an urban crime drama that will take you deep into the world of South Florida’s drug trade; a world not described in any of the tourist brochures; a world of cunning betrayals where enemies are abundant and friends are few and far between. To survive in such a world, one must be ruthless while holding on to their sense of humanity; if such a feat can be achieved.
“Se Non É Vero, É ben trovato”
DRIVE-BY speaks for itself and will make you think for yourself. James L. Hairston is currently serving time in a Federal Penitentiary. He can be contacted at:

James Hairston #07762-068
USP Coleman II
P.O. Box 1034
Coleman FL 33521

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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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Featured Book: 8th round: Happy Birthday!! To me…!?! How do I even begin to explain the oddness that is my life. According to today’s calendar I am 45 years young. Yet for so (Book one 1) by TC O’Reilly

8th Round by TC O'Relly

8th Round by TC O’Relly

Title:  8th round: Happy Birthday!! To me…!?! How do I even begin to explain the oddness that is my life. According to today’s calendar I am 45 years young. Yet for so (Book one 1)

Author: TC O’Reilly

Genre: Fiction/Sci-Fi

Format: Kindle

Publisher: Self

Publication Date: July 20, 2015

Synopsis:   The story is about a man named Jacob(Jakes) Patrick Wallace who is sent back in time over various lifetimes. He thus carries knowledge of a global plague called the Husk plague, that causes people to go crazy and bloodthirsty, that will spread throughout the earth and that leaves only him with the power and knowledge to try and stop it. Throughout the book he deals with various people in his life including a love interest named Julia Baldacci and his younger brother named Andy. This first book mainly sets the scene of the oncoming plague by giving glimpses of the future in 2017 etc but mainly plays out over a period starting from 1995 up to date. The ebola virus which ravaged west Africa during 2014 plays a central theme in the book and helps to set the pace of the oncoming plague. The antagonist in the story is for the first part mainly played by a man called Rudansky who forms part of a larger group of people which is mainly referred to as the Company. The Company helps to set the scene for a larger worldwide conspiracy which dates back as far as the early 1600’s. With the VOC as the main background of this conspiracy, hence the settings in Amsterdam. Jakes however also starts to develop certain abilities which helps him to be stronger, faster and even some psychic abilities which helps him throughout the book from time to time. Later in the book it becomes clearer that even the main antagonist Rudansky is merely a puppet for the bigger threat namely a man called Lord wittenheer who is the creator of the company and who has lived since the 1600’s. Later in the book it also becomes clear that this man also happens to be the father of our main character unbeknownst to the main character though which is off course only revealed to him at the very ending of the book. The book ends with Jakes still in 2014 facing off against his father in a dream that he had, setting the scene for the second book which bring us closer to the release of the actual virus and the effect it will have on civilization, with the virus taking a equal but secondary role to jake’s main battle with the company who is still trying to reclaim the world as their own.

Amazon Link:  http://www.amazon.com/8th-round-Birthday-According-calendar-ebook/dp/B01273FUFW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1441288086&sr=8-1&keywords=8th+round+by+tc+oreilly&pebp=1441289161745&perid=1X491PC984HP75Y77NFP

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