Articles for the Month of September 2016

Dear Bob: The Misadventures of Petunia Pottersfield by T P Keane

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Newest release by TP Keane

This children’s chapter book is called Dear Bob: The Misadventures of Petunia Pottersfield. Centering around a tiny fairy with the worse luck in fairy History. TP Delivers a book filled with self growth and confidence.

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Petunia Pottersfield can’t help being clumsy, that’s just the way she was made. Every fairy in Furrow Grove knows her as “The Jinx” and even when she tries so hard to not be herself it always ends in disaster.

But when something strange starts happening to the other fairies, it’s up to Petunia to discover the truth and save them. She must break fairy rules and fight the rising darkness all on her own, and do it without killing them all too.

©2016 TP Keane (P)2016 TP Keane

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This enchanting story begins on Petunia Pottersfield’s 11th Birthday. Petunia is a fairy who lives in Furrow Grove. She has a mass of unruly hair, and she’s writing in her diary who she calls Bob. Why Bob, why not? After all everything deserves a name, doesn’t it? Bob is very special to her because he is the place where she confides all her hopes and fears.

You see, Petunia is lonely, she doesn’t have many friends because she is very clumsy, and she doesn’t like school either. She has a kind heart, it’s just that things just don’t turn out as she intends them too…

Then things look up, she has a new friend Alisia, and the girls have great fun together, until they notice that something has gone terribly wrong with the inhabitants of Furrow Grove, they have changed…

At first, the girls manage to hide, but then disaster strikes and Alisia is caught.

Petunia is desperate, and eventually finds help, but will it be in time to save Alisia and the fairies of Furrow Grove?

Find out in this charming and exciting children’s adventure, from the author of The Paladins of Naretia.

Susan Keefe

Remember the Future by Bryant Delafosse

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Grant Frederickson is a man destroyed, he has lost his beloved wife, and now is targeted by Houston gangster Arturo Torres, hounded for debts he cannot pay. With the world on his shoulders, and Rudy, Torres’ henchman watching him all the time, there is no escaping the corner he has got himself into, but what does he care, he has nothing to live for…

Then, just when he is at his lowest, resigned to his fate, a young woman called Maddy jumps into his car, and beseeches him for help. She is fleeing from pursuers who she calls ‘Blank Men,’ men who are determined to capture her.

Suddenly, his problems take a back seat as he finds himself protecting her. But who is this Maddy, this mysterious young woman with a hidden past and incredible abilities, and why are the Blank Men hunting her?

Soon he finds his life inextricably entwined with hers, and can’t help but ask himself more and more, was their meeting really coincidental, or was it destiny? As their flight leads them to New Orleans he wonders, will they find answers there?

I believe that this book will appeal to readers, like myself, who love a truly unique story, with plenty of twists, turns, and which keeps you guessing until the very last page.

 

About the author:

A native Texan, Bryant Delafosse currently lives in Southern California with his wife, son, and two terriers, Luna and Jules. His two previous novels include the supernatural thrillers HALLOWED and THE MALL. His latest Suspense/Thriller REMEMBER THE FUTURE is available now exclusively through Amazon Kindle.

You can contact him at: bryantdelafosse@yahoo.com and follow him on Twitter @BryantDelafosse. Become a Fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BryantDelafosse.

About the book: 

Grant Frederickson finds the words “Time to pay” spray-painted on the walls of his apartment and is given twenty-four hours to come up with the money he owes a Houston gangster or die.

With nothing to live for, Grant chooses to accept the consequences and turn himself over to the criminal he believes murdered his wife a year ago.

Before he can, Grant finds himself in the right place at the right time to protect a mysterious woman, fleeing two dark-suited pursuers who she calls the Blank Men.

But was their meeting truly accidental? Maddy seems to know more than she should—not just about Grant, but about the Future itself and where it will inevitably lead them: To New Orleans and Death.

From the author of HALLOWED and THE MALL, comes the new fast-paced thriller one review calls: “a mystery packed with action.”

Available from Amazon:

in Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Remember-Future-Bryant-Delafosse/dp/1519318308/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474882717&sr=8-1

and Kindle format: https://www.amazon.com/Remember-Future-Bryant-Delafosse-ebook/dp/B019HSKLGS/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474882717&sr=8-1

 

The Wildlife Jungle Zone by Matthew Bennett

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This first book in The Wildlife Jungle Zone series by young author and entrepreneur Matthew Bennett it a truly magical adventure, with two very special message.

It features Ricky the raccoon. Ricky is a friendly little fellow who loves to make new friends and help others. He befriends Jesse the fox and together they decide to build a treehouse for all the animals to live in.

Soon they meet all different sorts of other animals who join them, and they learn that even animals who they think are scary are actually nice, kind, and want to join in and help too.

They work hard together and when the treehouse is built, the happy band of friends decide to form a hockey team, and travel to the city to check out its ice rink. But what will the team be called? Find out in book two of this wonderful series, and whilst you are waiting enjoy playing the games which Matthew has thoughtfully added at the back.

This book is absolutely delightful and my grandsons loved it. Not only is it beautifully illustrated throughout, but the messages of friendship and team work are cleverly woven into the story. A great story children will love.

matthew-bennettAbout the author: Matthew Bennett, (previously Matthew Harris) Author, Illustrator, and Founder of FairTelevision. After attending college for three semesters of film class, he edits and collaborates, both videos, youtube and youtuber game videos. He is an online affiliate reseller of business software. Some of Matt’s work includes the book, Ant’s On Halloween, available in 4 formats, the video: How to draw, and numerous other videos, blogs, and vlogs online.

Matthew has special training, and talents, and develops his projects on his own. Matthew has a website where he has links to his Amazon sales and he has related themed merchandise for sale on his website. He has two books in the works, and he practices gaming videos, and live streaming while doing market research and cross promotion

About the book: . A clever cute story about resourceful fantasy animals that live in the wild jungle and start a sports team. This interactive adventure teaches lessons on teamwork, appreciation and using the land and resources to live and have fun.

Available from Amazon in Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/WildLife-Jungle-Zone-Matthew-Bennett/dp/1941395074/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474629949&sr=8-1

and Kindle format: https://www.amazon.com/Wildlife-Jungle-Zone-Matthew-Bennett-ebook/dp/B01KPNUVO6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1474629949&sr=8-1&keywords=jungle+wildlife+zone

 

Cries of the Eagle By Michael E. Nathanson

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As a non-Muslim I found this a fascinating story, as it opens your eyes not only to a different religion, but also its beliefs and teachings, however this story is so much more, it is a powerful story of murder, betrayal, secrets and lies, which when uncovered expose horrendous truths…

Ali and Hajid, are a devout Muslim couple who left their homeland of Iran in the 1980’s to start a better life in America. They settled in Dearborn, Michigan, and soon after had a son Ibrahim. They worked hard at bringing him up in the faith, and live a good life in their Muslim community. As parents they were happy to watch him stand on his own two feet, and accept that he is naturally growing away from them as he moves to Texas as part of his Qu’ran studies. However, the friends and mentors Ibrahim chooses once there lead him down a dark path, one which shapes his destiny forever.

Through the ages it has become accepted that most religions have a fanatical side, radical groups with one aim only, to ensure that in time, their religion is the only one which survives. With the threat of terrorism and fear of racism so very much a part of our modern world, the author has skillfully weaved his magic to write this story. Although fictional, it is easy to see it being true, indeed as I write this there are horrors being committed in the name of religion every day.

Mostly we base our views on ‘hearsay’ or newspaper headlines, tarring everyone with the same brush, and in our fear persecuting the innocent. Fascinatingly, this book reveals how the lives of an ordinary family, devoutly following their Muslim faith, can become inextricably entwined with the fanatical counter elements of the religion they follow, without their knowledge.

However, this story is not just about Muslim beliefs, it is an intriguing, action packed thriller. As the storyline unfolds we follow the investigations of Special Agent Gerry Bolton and Agent Jan Hanson of the FBI, and soon discover that nothing is as it seems…

In my opinion this is an exceptional book, and a real eye-opener. Not only is it an absorbing story but it has given me a real insight into a world I knew nothing about. If I could give it 6 stars, I would!

About the author: 

New York born and California raised, Michael E. Nathanson comes from a family of writers (his father is well known for his book THE DIRTY DOZEN), and has held a lifelong dream of one day weaving a good story that also points to hope and light in a darkened world.

Prior to committing to being a writer, Michael has served as National Sales Manager for a medical products company in the healthcare industry, as Regional Sales Manager for a consumer product manufacturing company catering to mass retail markets, as VP of Sales for another consumer product manufacturing company catering to mass retail markets, and spent 15 years as CEO and partner in a privately held promotional marketing company.

During a business trip in the 1980s he traveled to an Arab Muslim country and became fascinated with Islamic religious culture, worldview and the repressive social system there. After 2001 his interest increased, in not only the politics of Islam, but also terrorists, terrorism and its mindset.

Michael believes ‘there is a segment of the Muslim population that is radicalized and very dangerous to the world, yet we cannot forget that it is just a segment of a very large religious population. That population still needs to be represented by positive heroes. I want the reader of my book to meet some rich characters and also hear a clear gospel message of hope and love that our world so desperately needs today.’

“Cries of the Eagle” is Michael E. Nathanson’s first novel. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jan, and they joyfully serve together in the marriage ministry at their church – Marriage Counseling and Reconciliation Counseling. They have three grown children and are expecting their first grandchild in 2017.

About the book:

A devastating explosion leaves a wake of death and destruction in a suburban Dallas high school. Senior Agent Gerry Bolton and Special Agent Jan Hanson of the Dallas FBI take on the case of the apparent bombing, with little to go on. No manifesto has been revealed to declare the perpetrator’s identity or rationale, although terrorism is suspected. A later grotesque crime adds a further burden of urgency to the FBI’s efforts. Aziz Malawi, a bright young Muslim engineer, is puzzled by a friend and coworker’s failure to return to work from his vacation. He decides to check on him at his apartment. What he discovers sends him to the police, where he is immediately viewed as highly suspicious, is interrogated, and subsequently bumped up to the FBI for further scrutiny. It becomes clear to the FBI that Aziz is not a person of interest in the bombing crime, but quite the opposite – a devout American patriot, and a Muslim, who detests terrorism and terrorists. He entreats the FBI to allow him to become an active part of their investigation, which stretches from Dallas, Texas to Dearborn Michigan.Aziz joins the hunt for the loose thread that will ultimately unravel the fabric of a crime with a much deeper meaning and far-reaching impact than ever imagined. His sleuthing draws him into a world of danger that challenges his every resource and that of his FBI handlers who are sworn to protect him. As pieces of the greater puzzle begin to fit together, a grieving father, deeply struck by the tragedy of the crime surrounding his son’s death receives new hope, through an extraordinary gift brought to him by an unexpected benefactor. He must first confront himself, and stare down the evil that took his son and threatened to destroy his family in the process. After a business career, Michael Nathanson decided to undertake writing his first novel, “Cries of the Eagle,” fulfilling a life-long ambition. Coming from a family of writers, Nathanson dreamed of one day telling a story himself, one that could possibly also point to light and hope in the process. He lives in Texas with his wife, Jan, and they serve together in the marriage ministry at their church.

Available from Amazon:

Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Cries-Eagle-Michael-E-Nathanson/dp/1498458491/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474459161&sr=8-1

Kindle https://www.amazon.com/Cries-Eagle-Michael-E-Nathanson-ebook/dp/B01BLSRQ4C/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474459161&sr=8-1

Hardcover https://www.amazon.com/Cries-Eagle-Michael-E-Nathanson/dp/1498458513/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1474459161&sr=8-1

Barnes & Noble:

Paperback http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cries-of-the-eagle-michael-e-nathanson/1123354813?ean=9781498458498

NOOK Book http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cries-of-the-eagle-michael-e-nathanson/1123354813?ean=2940157799632

Hardcover http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cries-of-the-eagle-michael-e-nathanson/1123354813?ean=9781498458511

Xulon Press http://xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781498458498&HC_ISBN=9781498458504

At the author’s website http://michaelenathanson.com/

 

Dear Bob: The Misadventures of Petunia Pottersfield: Volume 1 by T P Keane

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This enchanting story begins on Petunia Pottersfield’s 11th Birthday. Petunia is a fairy who lives in Furrow Grove. She has a mass of unruly hair, and she’s writing in her diary who she calls Bob. Why Bob, why not? After all everything deserves a name, doesn’t it? Bob is very special to her because he is the place where she confides all her hopes and fears.

You see, Petunia is lonely, she doesn’t have many friends because she is very clumsy, and she doesn’t like school either. She has a kind heart, it’s just that things just don’t turn out as she intends them too…

Then things look up, she has a new friend Alisia, and the girls have great fun together, until they notice that something has gone terribly wrong with the inhabitants of Furrow Grove, they have changed…

At first, the girls manage to hide, but then disaster strikes and Alisia is caught.

Petunia is desperate, and eventually finds help, but will it be in time to save Alisia and the fairies of Furrow Grove?

Find out in this charming and exciting children’s adventure, from the author of The Paladins of Naretia.

 

About the author:

Born in Galway, Ireland, (the middle child of seven) The Paladins of Naretia is TP Keane’s debut novel. An avid lover of science fiction and fantasy, she found herself drawn into a world that sprung to mind one night, in a dream. Naretia holds many secrets and adventures, of which, The Paladins, is only the first.

 

About the book:

Petunia Pottersfield can’t help being clumsy, that’s just the way she was made. Every fairy in Furrow Grove knows her as “The Jinx” and even when she tries so hard to not be herself … it always ends in disaster. But when something strange starts happening to the other fairies, it’s up to Petunia to discover the truth and save them. She must break fairy rules and fight the rising darkness all on her own, and … do it without killing them all too.

 

Available from Amazon in:

Paperback: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Bob-Misadventures-Petunia-Pottersfield/dp/0997179325/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1473682099&sr=8-1

 

Kindle: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Bob-Misadventures-Petunia-Pottersfield-ebook/dp/B01L3479X2/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1473685435&sr=8-1

 

and as a Audio Download: https://www.amazon.com/Dear-Bob-Misadventures-Potterfield-Pottersfield/dp/B01LFN9VH8/ref=tmm_aud_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1473682099&sr=8-1

 

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