Articles for the Month of October 2018

Dynomike: What’s Heartfulness? by Frankie B. Rabbit

 

Discover how heartfulness can change he world!

My granddaughter and I have been looking forward to the next Dynomike book, and as soon as we opened it we were greeted by our favourite character, Dynomike, and his friends. The rhyming stories and way it is so wonderfully illustrated captured her interest, and I think it is a great way to introduce children to books and reading.

In this book ‘What’s Heartfulness’ the friends are concerned when they visit their friend Jack Brussels and he is sad. His mother is sick and no-one knows what to do to make her better.

Jack tells them he can’t play that day and to leave them alone, but being good friends his pals set their heads together, desperately trying to think what they can do to make things better. It is Dynomike who comes up with the idea of spreading heartfulness.

What is heartfulness? Well it is being kind, spreading love and caring from within yourself and showering it on others, doing kind deeds, thinking kind thoughts… being, well nice.

So, while Jack’s mom is asleep the friends in secret take her heartfulness, and when she wakes up – well – you just have to read and see for yourself the wonderful changes spreading heartfulness can make!

And Jack, well with his mom better, he’s off out to play, but when he asks his friends what they did the previous day – they just wink.

This is yet another wonderful book spreading the word of love and caring and how little deeds can make the world of difference to people, and what’s more, when you have finished this story, the author gives you another one free!

A lovely story which will enchant children and encourage them to become caring and considerate people.

 

About the Author:

Frankie B. Rabbit is the creator of Dynomike. He was born and raised in New Jersey where he spent most of his time creating rap music. Frankie decided to write children’s books. He then started “DYNOMIKE” – a children’s book series with fun rhymes, vibrant illustrations, memorable characters, and stories to help kids learn life lessons while enjoying our fun stories.

We hope you enjoy the books as much as we did to create them!

-Dynomike Books

 

About the Book:

“Heartfulness is about being kind.
Send kindness to all, one thought at a time.
Heartfulness is being kind to yourself.
This magic can also help someone else.”

From the Dynomike series: It’s a beautiful day in Dynomike’s neighborhood, and he is excited to play
with his friends. Unfortunately, not everyone is in a happy mood. Jack Brussles’s mom is sick, and he
just wants to be left alone. Luckily, Dynomike knows just what to do. Through the simple magic of
their hearts, he and his friends send waves of joy and love to their friends, bringing peace and
harmony back to their world.

Sometimes bad things happen to those we care about. In Dynomike: What’s Heartfulness? Kids learn
how they can make the world a little better in those unsure times, just by opening their heart.

 

Dynomike: What’s Heartfulness? is available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Dynomike-Heartfulness-Frankie-B-Rabbit/dp/1724109022/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Dynomike-Heartfulness-Childrens-Kindness-Heartful-ebook/dp/B07HRR3BNJ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

The Leper Messiah by Rob Levinson

 

The life of David, one of the most important people in Jewish religious history, revealed.

The author, Rob Levinson was born in a Gypsy clan in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, unusually he was given up for adoption, however it was his adopted parents who raised him into a tradition of literature and encouraged is early writing talents. He was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to explore the world, and it was as a young man that his fascination with the story of David was born. From then on this interest evolved, culminating in his studying the writing of historical fiction. This amazing book is the result of his passion for David and his life, and in it he transports his reader back into ancient times, as he offers them his version of the life of David, one of the most important figures in Jewish religious history.

The content is written as a fictional biography, containing some biblical references, however it is written very much as a historical fiction story, not a preachy biblical tome. This wonderful tale grabbed my interest from the very first page, and kept it throughout. This was because of the author’s great ability to describe scenes and characters in such detail, and bring them to life before your very eyes. I quickly found myself settling into the story and taking up the author’s invitation to step with him into the past and get real feel for life in those far distant times.

At each turn of the page more of David’s story is revealed, from his birth growing up through his childhood, his life as a shepherd, and his adventures until he became King of Israel. His journey was a hard one, very dark and twisted at times, however the insight it gives us into Old Testament life are priceless. Through his eyes we live through harsh living conditions, the dangers of travelling, and learn about the hard lives of the poor people living with the terrible disease leprosy. With him we experience desert sand storms, terrible battles, and much more. However, for David, as for us all, it is these life lessons which character build and formed him into the man he became, instilling in him important values, morals and strengthening his ideals.

Whether you are interested in religion, history, geography or just like to read a thoroughly entertaining story by an author who has the ability to transport you to another time and place, you are sure to enjoy The Leper Messiah.

 

About the Author: 

Rob Levinson is arguably as interesting as any character in his epic story about the early life of King David. He was born in a Gypsy clan in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, and in an odd reversal of the doubtful legends, the Gypsies gave him up to an orphanage. His adoptive parents raised him in a tradition of literature and introspection, and encouraged his early talents as a writer.

As a young man Levinson explored the world, running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, surviving a scorpion bite in the Negev desert, and winning a camel-hair robe from a Bedouin in an arm-wrestling match.

Working on a kibbutz in Israel, he was inspired by Mount Gilboa, where King Saul and his son Jonathan were killed. Levinson decided to sharpen the literary skills he began in his childhood, and over the course of ten years of research and work produced The Leper Messiah.

In writing his book Levinson wanted to explore the largely untold part of David’s story; “It wasn’t the mighty King David I sought, but rather the outcast, the troubled one, the desperate David who filled me with wonder. Who was he as a young child? As a young man? How did his home life shape his character? The slingshot years were the ones I wanted to bring to life, not the overblown stories and clichés.

A sequel is in the works.

 

About the Book:

Sometimes we just need a dark page-turner. The Leper Messiah is that book. This grand adventure follows one of the greatest heroes of the western world, David, and draws the reader deeply into the ancient world. The David Code: Unlock the ancient secrets of Egyptian mysticism and the Hebrew desert world. For the Ark of the Covenant, the powerful voice of the Rose, and King David’s adventures as a young boy…..are all cloaked in the robes of the Leper Messiah

 

The Leper Messiah is available from:

Amazon

in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Leper-Messiah-R-M-L/dp/1773022792/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Hardcover https://www.amazon.com/Leper-Messiah-R-M-L/dp/1773022784/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= 

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Leper-Messiah-Rob-Levinson-ebook/dp/B07GGVXK5L/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=  

Barnes and Noble 

in Paperback https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-leper-messiah-rm-l/1129386564?ean=9781773022796

Hardcover https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-leper-messiah-rm-l/1129386564?ean=9781773022789 

and as a NOOK Book https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-leper-messiah-rm-l/1129386564?ean=2940155784975 

Foyles https://www.foyles.co.uk/witem/history-politics/the-leper-messiah,r-m-l-9781773022796#

Kobo Books https://www.kobo.com/fr/en/ebook/the-leper-messiah-1

The Neuromorphs by Dennis Meredith

 

Spine-chilling science-fiction at its best!

Spine-chilling, is the phrase which comes to mind when describing this book. The author Dennis Meredith has spent a lifetime in the scientific and engineering world, working in science communication at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. He has written numerous articles on science and engineering and he has a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970), and has achieved so much more. I have to ask myself, with all his insider knowledge, could this story become a reality?

With the world of robotics expanding exponentially it is easy to envisage a world where every household has Helper androids, specially programmed to look after their owners every need, even to anticipate their wants before the desire leaves their lips. Of course in this scenario the androids are also automatically programmed the ‘Three Laws of Robotics’ created by the famous science-fiction writer Isaac Asimov, after all, it is a must for all robots, isn’t it?

In this story set in 2050, the Helper androids have become an integral part of human life, however, Russian mobster Mikhail Fyodorov owner of Phoenix investments has discovered a way to easily make millions, with a win, win scheme. Mikhail has joined with shady members of the robotics world to enable the robots programmes to be altered to enable them to think independently, and kill their owners, take their place and fortunes, to Mikhail’s benefit of course. A seemingly fool proof plan, however in their naivety the criminals haven’t considered the potential of the intelligence they have unleashed…

With a hive mind, no longer restricted, the neuromorphs devise a clever plan to take over the world, destroy its inhabitants, and everything on it, can anything stand in their way?

One thing the neuromorphic brains have not anticipated however is human nature, with a marriage hanging on by a thread, ex-SEAL Patrick Jensen and his tetchy wife’s senses are high, and after moving onto the neuromorphic hives exclusive housing at ‘The Haven,’ they soon realise that all is not as it should be with the other residents. As the robots plans proceed, and the stakes grow higher, who will become the rulers of the earth? Can the humans survive against all odds, or will the neuromorphs conquer them?

Action packed, very cleverly written and with plenty of twists and turns ‘The Neuromorphs’ is a story which will I am sure will be loved by all science-fiction fans.

 

About the Author:

Dennis Meredith has worked as a science communicator at some of the country’s leading research universities, including MIT, Caltech, Cornell, Duke and the University of Wisconsin. Over his career, he has written well over a thousand news releases and magazine articles on science and engineering. He is author of Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work, as well as science thriller novels.

His work has taken him on adventures from Loch Ness in Scotland, on an expedition to search for the legendary monster, to the peak of Mauna Kea in Hawaii to dedicate a new telescope, to a rain forest research preserve in Costa Rica to catch and release bats for study.

He was a creator and developer of EurekAlert!, working with AAAS to establish this international research news service, which now links more than 12,000 journalists to news from 6,000 subscribing research institutions.

In 2007, he was elected as a AAAS Fellow “for exemplary leadership in university communications, and for important contributions to the theory and practice of research communication.” In 2012 he was named the year’s Honorary Member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society.

He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Texas (1968) and an M.S. in biochemistry and science writing from the University of Wisconsin (1970).

Besides his writing, he develops and conducts communication workshops for researchers seeking to enhance their communication skills, both professional and lay-level. He has developed workshops for researchers at universities, research foundations, and government agencies and laboratories.

Find out more at: www.DennisMeredith.com

 

About the Book:

The robots were good. The Russian thugs were evil. But then. . .

It’s 2050, and self-learning Helper androids have proven invaluable servants to humans, making their lives easier, even saving them.

But to their horror, retired SEAL Patrick Jensen and his wife Leah discover that rogue programmers and Russian mobsters are reprogramming the trusted robots to murder their wealthy owners. The crooks then skillfully disguise the lifelike robots as their dead masters, directing the robot mimics to plunder the victims’ estates of billions of dollars.

But neither the corrupt engineers nor the greedy thugs realize what catastrophe they have wrought in giving the robots autonomous abilities.

They have created a new race of networked, “hive-minded” sentient creatures driven by a relentless survival instinct: the Neuromorphs.

Patrick must enlist his SEAL team to marshal their combat skills and futuristic firepower to thwart the seemingly unstoppable evolution of a new dominant species on the planet.

Available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Neuromorphs-Mr-Dennis-Meredith/dp/1939118247/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

and Kindle format  https://www.amazon.com/Neuromorphs-Dennis-Meredith-ebook/dp/B07CF72CR3/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

Game Piece by Alan Brenham

 

An action packed, psychological thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seats until the very last page.

Life is all about priorities, and Barry Marshall a Detective in the Temple Division, Texas is forever finding himself taunted by colleagues that he is a Boy Scout, brown nose, and worse. Always the last to leave the office, Barry is driven, he is contentious, proud of what he does and the differences he makes. However, his diligence often leads to him working late and both his wife Erin and his daughter Cailey miss him. Erin wants him to change career, after all he is turning out just like his father, ‘married to the job!’

This particular Friday was bad enough, discovering he had been targeted by identity thieves, that was a nuisance, then, just as he was just about to leave the phone rings…

The caller offers a lead on another case. Even though he wishes he could, Barry can’t ignore it. When he arrives at the proposed meeting place however, he soon discovers that the lead story was a red herring, instead of the informant, there are two bodies with their throats cut!

From there the story escalates with Barry centre stage. Strangely, the caller always contacts Barry’s cell phone, and seems to know what he is doing. To make things worse, tensions are growing at home as Barry is never there, and night’s out and trips to the park are pushed to one side with work taking priority.

With a serial killer on the loose in Temple, no-one is safe. As the body count rises the clues are thin and far between. Barry can’t put a face to the voice, however, one thing is certain, the killer knows him. As tensions mount at home and work, a frustrated Barry finds himself wrongly accused and desperate for answers.

This fast paced, exciting thriller has twists and turns right until the very last page. The author, Alan Brenham has used his lifetimes experience as a Texas law enforcement officer, a criminal prosecutor and later criminal defense attorney, to give his readers a real insight into what life is like when your world revolves around protecting the innocent, and those you love.

 

About the Author:

Alan Brenham is the pen name of Alan Behr. He worked as a Texas law enforcement officer for over twenty years and as a criminal prosecutor and later criminal defense attorney for over twenty-five years. Today he lives in Texas with his wife, Lillian, where he’s working on his sixth novel.

 

About the Book:

Temple, Texas Police Detective, Barry Marshall hunts for a hardened serial killer with the ultimate endgame, one intended to strip Marshall of everything he holds dear—his career, his wife Erin, and his reputation. Unbeknownst to Marshall, the killer had dated Erin years ago, and seeing Marshall with her pushes him over the edge. Determined to punish Marshall for stealing his beloved, the killer plays a deadly cat-and-mouse game of murder. As the body count rises, Marshall is forced to face his worst nightmare.

 

Game Piece is available from Amazon in Paperback https://www.amazon.com/Game-Piece-Alan-Brenham/dp/1644370131/ref=cm_cr_srp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Hardcover https://www.amazon.com/Game-Piece-Alan-Brenham/dp/1644370077/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Game-Piece-Alan-Brenham-ebook/dp/B07HLCBG6J/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

and

Barnes & Noble in Paperback https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/game-piece-alan-brenham/1129635127?ean=9781644370131

Hardcover https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/game-piece-alan-brenham/1129635127?ean=9781644370070

and as a NOOK Book https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/game-piece-alan-brenham/1129635127?ean=2940161772737

 

Kobo Books https://www.kobo.com/fr/en/ebook/game-piece