Monday, May 22, 2017

Book Blast: The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy by Burt Hall

For over thirty years, World War II veteran and author Burt Hall assessed accountability in government and national security. Now, this seasoned, professional analyst delivers a tough account of what went wrong in our politics and system of government over the past two decades and what we can do about it. 

The right wing (not to be confused with Conservatism) has hijacked the Republican Party and wrecked havoc on our nation. It exploited basic flaws in our system to gain power and a series of major setbacks and a weakened democracy have followed. 

The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy lays out clearly what the basic flaws in our system are and how they can be fixed. The danger is that an ongoing shift of political power to the very wealthy and suppression of voting rights is silencing the voice of the average citizen. 

If elected officials do not fix the basic flaws, the American people have alternatives in our democracy and must take matters into their own hands.

After early careers in the aircraft electronics field and as a CPA, Burt Hall joined the USGovernment Accountability Office (GAO), where he served as group director analyst on national security and other matters. For more than thirty years, he reported to Congress and testified before its committees on behalf of the GAO. Mr. Hall graduated from the Harvard Advanced Management Program and was loaned twice for two years, once to a bipartisan congressional commission and later to the Reagan White House.

With Ed Asner, who also contributed to The Right-Wing Threat to Democracy, Hall coauthored Misuse of Power. He coauthored the bestselling book, How the Experts Win at Bridge, with his wife, Lynn.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Book Blast: The New Age Bible by Erik Cloud

This magical literature full of religious logic, metaphysical common sense, and supernatural wisdom has given way to a new astrological star chart reading fashioned formidably from a keyed up individual's molded mind, body, and soul all the while exposed to everyday occurrences such as light and dark, positive and negative, genetics and environment, ECT. Th e key used for utility coded in our modern day western zodiac, four basic elements, and three states confronts many everyday problems such as health, money, love, and self-defense in an importable composition for all to use. Can modern day literature do what the literature from our past has done? Th e overall Biblical character and feel consisting of many numbers combined with letters is very similar to our current Holy Scriptures and is here to help with economic and weather conditions. Th is coupled with scientifi c prediction in cognition helping to understand the immediate present by reviewing our past history by providing eff ective future caliber predictions on both micro and macro levels in our lifetimes through the areoles of time in universal form lending to Ages similar to time travel. Could philosophical genius occult practices be construed and accepted as more than dogmatic science fi ction and/or fantasy and on to fashioned fi ndings from omnipresent God and science itself? Why not let your qualities defi ne you whatever they are? A higher state of conciseness would be the calling on to uncharted places indeed! On to a more mentally focused atmosphere as opposed to the current physical realms is where the book takes us through its profound knowledge providing for a real time utopia! Th e precision of 1 and 365 odds (even more when factored with the eastern zodiac) combined with the generality of 365 to 1 is very enticing existing in a perfect state laying somewhere in the zodiac's twelve star signs using an ark key for utility coded within the four elements and three states! It makes us rethink all that we have learned in our educations rounding conspiracy theory by placing accepted God as more of a common factored force while not too sexual, accidental, and humane!

Erik being introvert and extrovert leaded to his prophetic vision which needs no license lying fi rmly in the realms of extra sensory perception (ESP), telekinesis, psychic, ECT. Genetics not environment is the direction to which he subscribes mostly. Limited public education, church experience, little to no traveling, and some martial arts training helped him in his progress to some extent. He has had a natural desire to understand the way things work on a chemical level. Autobiographical aspects of this epic poem provide the overall about the author as epic poem narrator.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Book Blast: Iniquities of Gulch Fork by Bob Smith and Sara Rhodes

In the worn and tired town of Gulch Fork, Arkansas, certified nursing assistant Samantha Caminos heads to her patient Rob Dean's home and wonders how she can find common ground with the aloof, disabled Vietnam veteran who suffers from not only PTSD but also severe neuropathy caused by Agent Orange. As Samantha approaches the house, she has no idea that very soon their lives will take a new turn. Gulch Fork, a town once filled with Ozark tranquility, takes on an aura of evil when bizarre events begin to affect Rob and two other war-scarred veterans, Peter Ness and Ron Woods-Samantha's father. But when Samantha learns that two elderly couples without living relatives in the area have fallen prey to fraud and embezzlement by a man who claims to be a pastor, she sets out on a quest to piece together a complex mystery fueled by those hell-bent on taking advantage of citizens too fragile to defend themselves. In this compelling novel based on true events, three veterans seeking peace and serenity from PTSD fall victim to injustice, prompting a young health care worker to investigate the evil that has infiltrated their once peaceful Arkansas town.

Bob Smith is a naval officer who had Agent Orange spilled on him in Vietnam and suffers from severe PTSD in addition to disabling neuropathy. After living in Spain, he returned to America and settled in the Ozarks, where he is happily pursuing his dream of writing. Sara Rhodes is a wife, mother, and certified nursing assistant who originally lived in Alaska before moving to the Ozarks with her family. Bob is her former patient whose teachings about PTSD helped her recognize her own father's battle with it. Both Bob and Sara find animals to be a great source of comfort.

Men in Uniform by Jeanne St. James, author of Matt: A Brothers in Blue Novel


Meet the men of Manning Grove, three small-town cops and brothers, who meet the women who will change the rest of their lives. This is Matt’s story…

As a former Marine, Matt Bryson has dealt with PTSD ever since coming home from the Middle East. He finds himself fortunate to be able to return to his job as a cop at the local police department with his brothers Max and Marc.

Dr. Carly Stephens works hard as an obstetrician at the local hospital, struggling to pay off her medical school loans, financially support her elderly parents, and save money to adopt a baby. Unable to have children, she still longs for one of her very own.

Instantly attracted to the Dictator Doctor, Matt finds Carly easily brings him to his knees both emotionally and physically. What starts out only as a convenient sexual relationship turns into a whole lot more when dealing with their pasts and their future. Especially since Matt doesn’t ever want children.

Matt and Carly find themselves on a passionate and emotional journey that can either bring them together or rip them apart.

Note: This book can be read as a stand-alone and has an HEA ending. Due to the sensual and explicit sexual nature of the story, it is intended only for readers 18+. Trigger warning: this book includes a main character who is dealing with PTSD.

Men in Uniform by Jeanne St. James:

I always say that there’s nothing like a man in uniform – I’m sure most ladies agree. One Memorial Day weekend when I was in New York City, it was “Fleet Week.” Amidst the crowds of people, who stood out the most? The men wearing sharp looking military uniforms. I think the reason why I like men in uniform so much is they appear to be “squared away.” Whether military or law enforcement, their uniforms are usually pressed and depending what they are doing, they may wear medals, etc.

The point of being “squared away” is to intimidate and to impress, to draw respect from the public. For example, a person is going to respect a police officer more if his appearance is neat: his duty belt polished, his uniform pressed, his hair trimmed neatly, his badge and/or nametag straight. It’s truly an officer safety issue.

By the way, I have the utmost respect for the men and women who serve our country either here on home soil or overseas, be it military or law enforcement. They truly help keep our great nation safe.

On a more personal note, I have both my AA and my BS in Criminal Justice, I used to be an emergency dispatcher, and also have law enforcement training. In addition, my significant other has been in law enforcement for 24 years, and is currently a Major. So my life revolves around police.

If you can tell, I love all aspects of law enforcement. I love to write stories about law enforcement males because they’re usually Alpha. And I love Alpha men, how about you?

So far, most of my contemporary erotic romances include Alpha males in two types of uniforms: law enforcement and football. 

The Rip Cord trilogy (football)
The Brothers in Blue series (police) 
The Dare Ménage series (football) 
The Obsessed Novella series – In book 2, Only Him, Reid is a police officer 
And coming soon: Damaged (FBI Agent):

JEANNE ST. JAMES is an erotic romance author who loves an Alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing since it gave her an escape from teenage angst! Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages.

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Monday, May 1
Book featured at Yah Gotta Read This
Guest blogging at Review From Here

Tuesday, May 2
Guest blogging at I'm Shelf-ish

Wednesday, May 3
Book featured at A Title Wave

Thursday, May 4
Guest blogging at The Dark Phantom

Friday, May 5
Book featured at Warrior Woman Winmill
Book featured at The Writer's Life

Monday, May 8
Book featured at Nicole's Book Musings

Tuesday, May 9
Guest blogging at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, May 10
Book reviewed at The Book Junkie Reads
Guest blogging at The Revolving Bookshelf

Thursday, May 11
Book reviewed at Books and Spoons
Book featured at The Literary Nook

Friday, May 12
Book reviewed at A Crazy Vermonters Book Reviews
Book featured at Eskiemama Reads and Dragon Lady Reads

Book Blast: Say What Loneliness by Chaunda Gaines

Loneliness is a universal thing that affects us all. It can happen when we least expect or when we isolate ourselves from others. Having experienced loneliness, author Chaunda Gaines reveals her thoughts and suggestions that can help you with the release of her new book Say What Loneliness? This book is an inspirational guide written to help you find out where loneliness fits into your life. It can inspire you to determine if you can make your life better than what it is or even find new directions whenever you feel lost, lonely and clueless. If you know someone feeling really lonely, buy this book for them. Start making a difference with this engaging book today!

Chaunda grew up in Third Ward, Texas. She’s half Hispanic. She graduated from Marion High School in Houston, Texas. She has worked in the insurance industry for twenty-three years. She always had a dream of becoming a writer from the very age of sixteen. She grew up finding about life the hard way. She had nobody to tell her about life problems you experience, the outcome of decisions and choices you make that can scar you for life. This is what aspired her to write to help others. She writes using discernment guided by divine inspiration. When she is writing she can zone herself in that element thinking how you as an individual can be thinking inside your mind. She has gone through many hardships, heartaches, failed relationships, failed marriages and many storms in her life. Her writings are real, simple and plain. Her book is about how loneliness can effect the behavior pattern of an individual life. The outcome of loneliness creeping inside your soul could result in erratic behavior. Which could have you making bad decisions or choices in your life which can end up hurting you. There are twenty topics in this book short and precise which deals with real life issues in our everyday life. In each topic, there is an solution to how you can make your life better than it is to continue moving forward in your life and not going backwards when loneliness is present. She hopes you enjoy reading “Say What? Loneliness.