‘Til The End: A Novel of Murder, Addiction, and Lies by Joseph Patrick 33

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Some great friendships are forged in our youth especially in team sports. The stories of four friends are told in this book which is set in Detroit, between 1988 and 1993.

Ryan, Tyler, Jacob and Avery are high school football stars, young men with a future, looking forward to fame, fortune, money and success. High spirited and with the world at their feet, they have their dreams of fame and fortune, and the world in their pockets, so to speak.

Suddenly however all this alters when something happened one night, a horrific event which changes everything. They must protect each other, and so they make a pact, their secret can never be revealed…

When something like this occurs, it can’t help but change the people involved, life will never be the same, but it must go on and everyone must deal with it in their own unique way.

As they struggle to keep the secret, each day wondering if it will surface, the boys search for escapism in the usual ways, and alienate the ones they love. Involvement in the worlds of drugs and drink, the untimely death of two of them, and abuse tear them apart. This is a very interesting read.

Perhaps it should be used as an example, or reminder that life is not a video game, you can’t reset the screen or reload the game, once something is done, it cannot be undone – you must live with the consequences for life, the buck stops with you!

About the Author: 

Joseph Patrick33 is a Michigan author who grew up in Shelby Township. He has 11 years of higher education earning degrees at the bachelors, masters and doctorate level. The creative aspects of ‘Til The End were sparked by personal interests of subject matter that not only intrigues, but seems to find its way into the vast majority of our lives. In addition to the struggles of real life, Joseph Patrick33 wanted to capture the essence of unpredictable fate. Although most of the characters are jaded, he believes you will find little pieces of them within us all. No matter how your mind perceives this book, always know that even within fiction there can be true meaning. A special thanks to Dennis Lowery. His professionalism and input were instrumental in making this book true to form. Visit the Joseph Patrick33 website at http://www.tiltheend.net

About the Book:  Ryan, Tyler, Avery and Jacob are high school football stars. Everyone looks up to them. They’re living the life that young boys and men dream of and are right at the point of having it all: a state championship, college paid for, a chance for big money and even more glory in the NFL. It’s all there in front of them; the future they and everyone expects. Then something happens that could bring it all crashing down. And they can’t tell the truth because it’s even worse than having to keep the secret for the rest of their lives. They make a pact to cover it up and never tell. Hiding the truth fuels their escalating addictions and pushes them in different directions as they try to erase the past, deal with the present and hope for the future. But at some point, in some way, there’s alway a price paid for lies told.

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Til-End-Joseph-Patrick-33/dp/0997521600/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1472041948&sr=1-1

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Major Wager by Colin Koenig

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What a refreshingly different book. Everyone has heard of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods and this is the story of a hypothetical match between these two golfing legends.

The story is set in 1997. The young contender, Tiger Woods has proclaimed that he wants to win the most major tournaments in a career and beat the record of eighteen, held by Jack Nicklaus. Jack is not upset by this, in fact he secretly admired the cockiness of the young man. At 57, Jack cannot resist the opportunity to test the skills of the 21 year old, and so he puts the proposal to Tiger, that they play 18 holes of golf.

The author, Colin Koenig then takes the reader on an exciting tour of the 18 holes played. The interaction between these two golfing greats contains great banter, and surprises on the course.

This book is so cleverly thought out, and skilfully written that the drama builds to an excellent crescendo. To tell you more would ruin the story…

 

About the book: All-time golf majors champion Jack Nicklaus challenges first-time major champion Tiger Woods to a unique round of golf in 1997 to see if Tiger has ‘what it takes’ to someday break Jack’s record of eighteen major titles. Nicklaus was 57 years old. Woods was 21. No one else was there.

Available from Amazon in Paperback: http://www.amazon.com/Major-Wager-Round-Challenged-Tiger/dp/1518748562/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1462894634&sr=1-1

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The Comeback by Joe Corso

 

A short story for baseball fans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Wagner is enjoying his retirement from baseball when he receives a call, and he is offered a fortune to return to the game, but will he?

The story, which follows, is one of sportsmanship, loyalty and one man’s determination to do what is right, against the odds.

A very enjoyable short story set in the world of top class baseball, which will be loved by all baseball fans.

Available from Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/Comeback-Joe-Corso/dp/1489579214/ref=sr_1_1_bnp_1_pap?ie=UTF8&qid=1371488765&sr=8-1&keywords=The+comeback+by+joe+corso

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Know where to Run An American Odyssey by Lynn Petronella

Inspirational and empowering.


 

 

 

 

The story starts long before the birth of its author Lynn Petronella, with her grandparents’ arrival in America. The memories of their belief in the American dream, and fervent desire to do the best for their families, were values that the young Lynn absorbed.

Starting as an enchanting glimpse into her childhood and their families close bond, we follow the evolution of this eldest girl in a family of five children. What follows is her honest, no holds barred recollections of her younger life, adventures and the events, which were the catalysts in shaping her life.

The author has strong links to the Boston Marathon, a fact that has prompted her to offer to donate 100% of both the Paperback and Kindle edition of this book to the Boston Marathon Victims and rescue workers from April 2013 until the end of 2013.

A successful marathon runner, trainer, promoter and business woman, this story is truly empowering, a celebration of everything it is to be a woman.

Her determination to succeed despite sometimes enormous obstacles,  and her open admiration for what she, herself, calls the greatest athletic achievement of all time – birth, makes this book a compelling read, whether you are an athlete or not.

Notes from the author:

I call the script for the movie Chariots of Fire meets Slumdog millionaire.

In order for all the things to happen in my life the way they did, I had to have all these other things transpire, as I look back at my life and this event.

If you believe with all you have, you can make a powerful difference and shine the light on others, that is my greatest wish.

 

Available on Amazon in Paperback here http://www.amazon.com/KNOW-WHERE-TO-RUN-AMERICAN/dp/1410799409/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366876400&sr=8-2&keywords=know+where+to+run+an+american+odyssey

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Barnes & Noble in Paperback http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/know-where-to-run-lynn-petronella/1006186957?ean=9781410799401

 and as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/know-where-to-run-lynn-petronella/1111895851?ean=9781410799418