Bad Love Beyond (The Bad Love Series Book 3) by Kevin L. Schewe MD

An exciting, historically accurate, time travel adventure.

Kevin Schewe’s ‘Bad Love Series’ of science fiction adventures take storytelling to the next level. This talented author not only transports his readers on exciting adventures through time, which are historically accurate, but he also enhances their enjoyment by suggesting a sound track list. Throughout the book there are references to these songs which evoke wonderful memories for the characters, and fit into the plot brilliantly.

The main protagonists are the Bad Love Gang who live up to their motto ‘Live dangerously, have fun, don’t die.’ They are all described in the front of the book and this is where the readers discover their nicknames, and the reasons behind them. As the series has progressed the gang has grown, and between them they have a wide expanse of knowledge and skills, which prove invaluable during their escapades. However, the gang are hunted by spies Boris and Christine Krovopuskov, who will stop at nothing to learn the secrets of The White Hole Project (time machine) for Mother Russia, killing without compassion anyone who gets in their way!

As Bad Love Beyond begins, the gang find themselves invited yet again to The White House, Oval Office. However, although only ten weeks have passed since their last meeting with President Gerald R. Ford for the gang, it has been thirty years for the President. Those years between have taught him to respect the advice of the gang, and he reads them extracts from The Book of Presidents about their last visit, and events which happened in 1945 (story told in Bad Love Tigers, Book 2 in the series.) They talk about an imminent NASA mission in the planning, and then Bubble Butt reveals he has an idea for a secret plan to use The White Hole Project to go into the future. It hinges on going back in time to WW11, when the gang were sent on a mission to keep the Area 51 Project, and its secrets in America’s hands. It was on this adventure that they saw the alien Blue Nova One, he believes he can go back, re-live the time, and seize the moment to explore the future.

It’s a success! The gang are transported to the beautiful planet Azure, 11.5 billion light years from Earth, and find the planet, how it has evolved, its people, and their technology fascinating. Good relations are established. However they soon discover that the Queen of Azur is worried, an environmental disaster is set to destroy the Republic of Azure, a distant island nation, however, distrust has arisen between the peoples, can the Bad Love Gang heal the rift, help, and avert disaster? Join the gang as they battle bravely against adversity, facing danger and death in their quest to save the planet, and the people of the Republic of Azure.

Vividly detailed, and historically accurate, this author sends his readers on an unforgettable rollercoaster of a time travel story, guaranteed, I believe, to rival the classic ‘The Time Machine’ by H. G. Wells. Highly recommended!

About the Author:

Kevin L. Schewe, MD, FACRO, is the proud father of two daughters (Ashley and Christie) and two granddaughters (Gracie and Olivia). He is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and now makes his home in the mile-high city of Denver, Colorado. He is a board-certified cancer specialist who has been in the private practice of radiation oncology for 32 years. He continues to practice medicine as the Medical Director of Radiation Oncology for Alliance Cancer Care Colorado at Red Rocks in Golden, Colorado. He is an entrepreneur, having founded a cosmetics company called Elite Therapeutics and Bad Love Cosmetics Company, LLC. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of a small, publicly-traded, renewable, green energy and animal feed company called VIASPACE, Inc., which recently acquired Elite Therapeutics and Bad Love Cosmetics, LLC. 

The first Sunday of June every year is National Cancer Survivor’s Day. Dr. Schewe co-chairs a yearly celebration of National Cancer Survivor’s Day at the Red Rocks Medical Center in Golden, Colorado. Every year, he writes a skit that he and the local doctors perform in front of the Survivor’s Day crowd. The skit always has a musical theme from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, or one of various Hollywood themes. The doctors, dressed in costumes for their parts, ask questions or pose dilemmas to each other. The answers to those questions or dilemmas are clips from songs, which the doctors lip sync and dance to in front of the crowd. Everyone dances together at the end of the skit. It is great fun and an uplifting celebration of survival for the cancer patients, their families, and loved ones.

Author’s Website: https://kevinschewe.com/the-author

About the Book:

Back from their mission as the Bad Love Tigers to secure the secrets of Area 51 and the White Hole Project, the Bad Love Gang are summoned to the Oval Office by President Gerald Ford. They receive his blessing to use the White Hole Project to attempt intergalactic space travel in search of the cure for Hannah Lieb’s breast cancer. But Ford warns them that their arch-enemy, Russian KGB super-agent Borya Krovopuskov, remains at large and a constant threat.
Fighting off the KGB and Krovopuskov, the group sets a trap for him as they plan to return to Area 51 in 1942 using the White Hole. They reconnect with their alien friend, Blue Nova One, on Earth’s sister planet, Azur, 11.5 billion light years away. The Blue Azurians are facing a dire shortage of blue exotic matter and the Republic of Azur is facing a volcanic extinction event of historic proportions. The Bad Love Gang must deal with dinosaurs, the forces of nature, the mystery of the Bermuda Triangle and alien politics in their race to get the cure for Hannah. Can they do it?

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Early Thursday: A War, A Hurricane, A Miracle! by Linda S. Cunningham

Memories of Hurricane Audrey.

The author as a child lived in Lake Charles, near Cameron which is the location of this story, when Hurricane Audrey hit the area in June 1957. She has, through thorough research, and listening to first-hand accounts of the local Cajun-French inhabitants of Cameron, written this heart-rending book. The sheer terror this natural disaster caused could be felt through the pages, as she revealed what it was like to experience first-hand what has been called one of the deadliest tropical cyclones in U.S. history.

Walt LaCour the protagonist, is a twelve years old boy. He lives in Cameron with his mother, younger brother Bobby and baby sister Faye. His father is a drunken fisherman, a man whose dreams have been destroyed, and who enjoys physically and mentally abusing his oldest son, for a reason Walt can’t understand. Avoiding his father, and with recurring drowning nightmares haunting his sleep, Walt’s only true friend and loyal companion is his beloved dog Pooch.

The beach-town of Cameron is located on the Gulf of Mexico, it is a close-knit community, and the village bar is its hub. Like all communities, its inhabitants have lived there for generations, their histories intertwining, memories go way back, and some of the current generations remember the WWII POW Camp nearby, and the impact its inhabitants had on the residents. Walt is to discover that it only takes a photo or a long lost letter to trigger a memory or even reveal a long-buried secret.

It is in the bar that Walt, his family, and friends discover on the news that a tropical storm has formed in the Gulf and is heading straight for them in southwest Louisiana. As the storm is upgraded to Hurricane Audrey, nothing could have prepared the inhabitants of this peaceful beach town for the devastation which was to follow, and the terrible loss of lives. However, it is a fact that community spirit is at its best in an emergency. Cameron’s residents pulled together, saved who they could, grieved, and then, as is human nature moved forward with their separate lives, forever linked by the common bond of the memories they share. For some, moving on is more difficult, and Walt finds himself troubled by regrets, guilt, and unanswered questions. However, one fateful day everything changes when he meets a stranger confronts him, and discovers he isn’t a stranger at all…

Many of us have watched on the television the damage hurricanes cause, however, the true magnitude of the devastation experienced by those who have lived through them is palpable in this incredible story. Walt’s path through life wasn’t an easy one, he suffered tragedy, love, pain, and a myriad of other emotions along the way, however, his and other stories like it deserve to be told, in memory of those who didn’t survive so they too can be remembered.

The author’s descriptive writing brings the swamps of southwest Louisiana, its people, wildlife, and climate to life. From Eli, an idiot savant with an incredible gift for violin playing, to Walt’s mother, a woman whose dream’s and life changed. This fictionalized memoir makes compelling reading and I highly recommend it.

About the Author:

Linda S. Cunningham grew up in Lake Charles, Louisiana, where she experienced firsthand accounts of the 1957 hurricane that killed nearly five hundred people in Cameron, Louisiana. She and her family watched the devastation from their picture window. Her father, who served as Director of Civil Defense for Calcasieu Parish, told her the survival stories and gave her access to the coroner’s pictures that lend authenticity to the novel.

She has a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. She also has a B.S. and M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She has won awards for screenwriting. She currently resides in Kingwood, Texas.

About the Book:

More than a decade after the end of WWII, the joie de vivre of the Cajun-French culture returns to southwest Louisiana. Spirits are buoyed, and for twelve-year-old Walt LaCour, life is idyllic―except for the caustic relationship with his father. A discovery of a paternity scandal makes Walt wonder if it’s true that a German POW could be his real father. The days before the storm, Walt and his family try to protect his friend’s Stradivarius violin from being stolen until Hurricane Audrey hits taking with her nearly 500 lives and every shred of normalcy Walt had ever called his own.

In this fictionalized memoir, an aged Walt LaCour begins with his childhood desperation to find his roots, firmly believing that knowing his history will bring him a separate kind of peace. As Hurricane Audrey pummels his home town, he braves 20-foot tidal waves and eventually comes face-to-face with his own mortality. Later, as a college student, a mysterious classmate taunts him with knowledge of secrets Walt has never told another living soul, and Walt begins to suspect that there was more to his experience in the hurricane than he ever realized.

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What Empty Things Are These by J. L.Crozier

An incredible journey back in time to Victorian England.

Readers of this captivating historical novel are taken by its author, J. L. Crozier, on an incredible journey back in time to Victorian England. With a fascination with English history, the author as a Masters in Creative Writing from Melbourne University, and has also won awards for short stories. Born in Malaya, after having lived in south-east Asia, Burma, Vietnam, and Australia, she now lives in France with her sons.  

The time is 1860, and young Adelaide Broom is like other girls of her era, shy, yet dreaming of romance and the handsome young men who she meets and dances with, whilst being carefully chaperoned. However, she soon discovers that her fate has already been decided, she is to marry the elderly, respectable friend of her fathers, George Hadley. In this strict period of history she does her duty, yet, inside she has a spirit which is expressed in her secret writing, a pastime which allows her to pour out her feelings, and observations, unrestrained.

It is Mr Collins’s sensational (at the time) novel, The Woman in White, which is to lead to her husband’s undoing. Arriving home and furious at finding her reading something he considers so unsuitable he, as husbands had the right to do at that time, beats her. Ironically, it is this action which causes him to suffer an apoplectic fit, which results in him becoming comatose.

Suddenly the household is very different, and Adelaide has to learn to adjust to the changes in her circumstances. Now, with the support of her Ladies Maid Sobriety, this young wife and mother must manage everything, and keep up appearances, not only for herself, but also her eight year old son Toby.

However, as her horizons expands, she soon discovers the flip side to the perfect world she has grown up in. This is the one which lies beneath the silver and damask of the drawing room, and instead lives in the shadows and tunnels below London. In this world which reeks of deception, greed and treachery, her naivety is cruelly stripped away from her…

This story is more than a story, it’s a real experience! Through the authors vividly descriptive writing the reader finds themselves in Adelaide’s shoes, and the pages just come alive!

Beautifully written, wonderfully detailed and entertaining, I highly recommend this outstanding story to lovers of historical fiction.

About the Author:

My first book was 30 pages long and cunningly reversed all my friends’ names to make the characters sound foreign. It worked quite well, I thought, but then – I was only eleven.

Until that point I had been living in south-east Asia – being born in Malaya during the ‘Emergency’, then living in Burma (where the Burmese army and Karen tribespeople fought their battles in our front garden on moonlit nights) and then in Vietnam in the 60s. You’ll recall the war there. My father was a mining engineer until Vietnam, when he, as someone who had worked in the region much of his life and perhaps because he’d a lot of experience in war zones, was employed as an advisor on aid to the Australian Embassy.

Nowadays, I live in France, having moved here after the necessary decades back in Australia doing a variety of things: lots of politics and work on policy, community work, studying and teaching creative writing (I hold a Masters in Creative Writing from Melbourne University and have won awards for my short stories), singing the blues and teaching singing, proof reading, raising my two boys… Why France? Because I went to a French convent school in Vietnam and it all seemed to make sense.

So how does an Australian who lived in south east Asia come to write a book based in London in 1860? Well, I love history, and Australians in the 60s tended to be anglophiles (my family was no exception). I had read my way through the British Council Library in Saigon from the kids’ section to the adults’, including some Dickens and Thackeray by the time I was nine. And I find that period fascinating still, foreign but deeply familiar, especially at a time when the #MeToo movement has hit with such force.

Author’s Website: https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/judy-crozier/

About the Book:

In 1860s Britain there is nothing unusual in a man beating his wife. When George Hadley’s aggression triggers his own stroke and coma, his wife discovers all she thinks of as hers is to pass to her young son Toby. Adelaide seems as powerless as her ladies’ maid, Sobriety.Beyond the strictures of domestic and social expectation, these two women of different class remake the rules to discover what lies beneath the drapes and tassels of Victorian Britain. Life, they find, is urgent, exciting¿ but cheap. Even as they adventure into alleyways, a tunnel and a séance, their innocence is gone.What Empty Things Are These is about what happens to women who look into the face of this newly industrialized and still patriarchal age. Change is everywhere, exhilarating, corrupt, terrifying. Fraud and farce abound. Spiritualists prey on the confused; women are encased in clothing that imply both modesty and sexuality; the powerful prey upon the weak. Adelaide and Sobriety, in their way, show us that every era has secrets that must be uncovered for real social progress.But the truth of the age is encapsulated for them, in the underlying tale of the vulnerable urchin girl, the nameless victim of this pitiless society.

What Empty Things Are These is available from Regal House Publishing: https://www.regalhousepublishing.com/product/what-empty-things-are-these/

Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters: Thirty-Nine Tiny Mistakes That Changed the World Forever (Revised Edition) by Jared Knott

Fascinating tales of moments and events which changed history.

If history books were all written like this one, there would be many more people interested in the subject; it’s simply fascinating!

Meticulously researched, the author, Jared Knott, entertains his readers with incredible examples of disasters which have occurred throughout history. Skilfully written, he illustrates wonderfully the consequences of the butterfly effect of tiny blunders, accidental changes in plans, and not so good intentions have changed the course of history for people, countries, and indeed in some instances, the world.

I studied Modern History and knew the details of some of the events he writes about. Yet, he has uncovered tiny details, omissions, or slight mistakes which occurred at the time, and in telling them, reveals how these moments in time had enormous impacts on our world today. I love the quotes he uses throughout, however one especially highlights the message that we learn by our mistakes.

“Success in life is the result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually the result of experience. Experience is usually the result of bad judgment.  – Anthony Robbins”

Whatever period of history you are interested in, there will be a story to entertain you, proving in the immortal words of Robert Burns written in 1785, “best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft agley [go often awry].” Personally, I loved reading the chapter on sibling rivalry, discovering sibling pairings which I never realized, and marvelled at the rifts which are created in families, and which in some cases last a lifetime.

Jared Knott is a father of five and he lives with his wife, Kathryn, in the Atlanta area. He is a decorated war veteran who went on to have a successful career in sales and marketing, and the home improvement industry. The author of numerous articles on a variety of subjects, “Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters,” is his first book and one which I recommend highly as not only informative but extremely entertaining.

About the Author:

Jared Knott has had numerous articles published in the Mensa Bulletin and in graduate school textbooks on subjects ranging from Supreme Court Reform to Arctic Exploration. He was a decorated combat infantry officer in Vietnam in the First Air Cavalry Division. In his civilian career, he has served as a vice president of sales + marketing and marketing director in the home improvement industry. A father of five, he lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Kathryn.

About the Book:

The small things that had great historical consequences…

“Heart-stopping, compelling, and fun!” Win Blevins, New York Times Bestselling Author

How often does it happen that a single tiny mistake causes an entire civilization to collapse? More often than you think! Readers of Jared Knott’s book, Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters, will be amazed at the little things that changed history in a big way. Here are a few examples:

  • A single document poorly designed by one single clerk in one single county changed the outcome of a presidential election and led directly to a major war. 
  • A soldier accidentally kicks a helmet off of the top of a wall and causes an empire to collapse. 
  • A small mechanical device several inches long fails to function, which changes the outcome of WWII and leads to the death of millions of people. 
  • A man fails to gather his army in time to defend against an attack because of the temptation of opium and a young slave woman. 
  • And many more!

Author’s Website: https://www.tinyblundersbigdisasters.com/

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Atlanta’s Concealment of the Baby Gun Club Landfill by Jerry Brow

Shocking revelations of neglect and disregard of public health and safety in the State of Atlanta.

If I could turn back time…. I wonder how many of the people who have worked and are still working for the City of Atlanta, in the State of Georgia have this thought during recent times. As the saying goes, they had “Bitten off more than they could chew” when they forced Jerry Brow to accept their compulsory purchase of four investment properties he owned, located near the dumpsite, now known as Baby Gun Club Landfill.

Jerry Brow is the author of this shocking book which details the terrible disregard for public health and safety throughout decades which the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta, have sanctioned just to satisfy their greed and to solve a problem quickly and with total disregard for environmental and public health. The location? Northwest Atlanta, Georgia, about five miles from downtown Atlanta.

However the story begins back in the 1940’s when the civil rights of the “black” people were non-existent, however, the effects are haunting the lives of people to this day, in both health, environment and financially. The “white” people way back then didn’t want their copious amounts of waste on their back doorstep, so they simply dumped it on the doorsteps of the “black” people, who had at that time no voice and no rights. The site, The Gun Club Landfill.

Through thorough research, the obtaining of official documents and talking with those who know, or remember, Jerry Brow describes in detail the permitted landfill trickery which took place over time, which allowed the city to accomplish their task of making the Baby Gun Club Landfill site disappear into or within the Gun Club Landfill! Jerry found a living witness, Mrs. X who, in the 1960’s remembers the dumping of waste over the years, and is an eye witness to the injustices which have been perpetuated over the years by a government who just didn’t care. Now a grandmother, she has watched the continual development of housing project homes for “black” people adjacent to the dump, where the residents not only had to see and smell the waste, but also suffer illnesses, skin lesions, and respiratory problems because of it. Health problems are no surprise when there are toxic gasses being released, cocktails of chemicals, asbestos and hazardous waste, and not only that but it is also adjacent to Procter Creek which leads directly into the national Chattahoochee River.

Deception and deceit, and total disregard for public health has continued through the years. In the early 90’s the city shut down Gun Club Landfill due to complaints, however, nothing was done to Baby Gun Club Landfill, and no attempt was carried out to inform citizens or investors like Jerry Brow, who bought four parcels near there with an eye to the future. They had no idea Baby Gun Club was a dumpsite, and how what lies beneath their homes would come to affect their lives in every way.

So, why did Jerry write this book? Well, he is not only a licensed builder and international developer, dedicated to preserving the environment, he is also a husband and father. He was the founder of the Humanitarian Medical Relief and Ayuda Medica Humanitaria and was cofounder in Exxposed.org. The experience has motivated him to found the new movement called OUR PUBLIC TRUST (OurPublicTrust. com), which has been designed to get the people of our world to unite and start talking freely about the dependence upon our government for the public’s air, water, and land.

As a father, environmentalist and humanitarian he feels passionately that he can’t let this travesty of environmental injustice to go unnoticed. He wanted, and has successfully, through the pages of this extremely interesting, shocking book, exposed the City of Atlanta and State of Georgia’s incredible lack of scruples, and derelictions of duty both to their people and the environment. This is a story which needed telling and he has done so, for the sake of the health and wellbeing of generations to come and our planet.

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Darko: The Sacred Heart of One Johanee Darko by Kenny G. Down

The empowering story of an incredible spiritual leader.

This incredible story is narrated by King Martin, Johanee Darko’s lifelong friend. The moment she was born, he became her protector and carer, on the poverty-ridden streets of Desire, New Orleans.

Johanee’s childhood was hard; the youngest of three children, born to a mother who did what she had to, to survive. Her only real bed was found occasionally in a mother and children shelter, abused, she was a street kid, and probably anyone seeing her would have predicted her future as bleak. However, she was different, preordained to shine the light of hope on mankind, a voice from the Gods of all peoples, and the saints.

She was just seven when the Mother of God spoke to her, assuring her she was loved and was the chosen one, the one who it is written will rise above others and save the lost souls of the world. Reassured by Mary that she will be with her; she is told that she needs to be strong, and that she should keep her love and kindness as her strength.

Despite her childhood and teenage years, Johanee is enveloped in the love of God, taught by sages, wise men, and saints, and protected by those who love her. Wherever she is people are drawn to her, touched by her words’ they love her and become her followers. She gives empowering talks, awakens spiritual awareness, and no subject is taboo. Many clamor for the chance to be with her, and her words inspire and affect the lives of her followers.

Then Michael the Archangel comes to her and explains her role as the Sacred Heart, the leader of the Sacred Hearted Movement and its followers, the Sacred Hearters. Her dedication to her beliefs, and pureness of heart, spread throughout the world, and her followers grow in numbers. Even when persecuted, she sees good in her accusers, and following her example, her devotees refuse to react to negative forces with violence and ill will, instead; the true message grows. Her heart is pure, and her thoughts only for those who need her, she is the head of a family and is there for all who need her; in her words, “This is not about me, this is about the message. Of myself, I am nothing.”

The narrator remembers that they were guided by her, and she, in turn, was guided by the Voices. She is truly the chosen one, and without question, she, living in the grace of God, follows her destiny.

Beautifully written, with powerful illustrations, this book is inspiring! The author has skilfully empowered his readers with hope, encouraging them to embrace and use spiritual principals to make us and our planet better.

Author’s Website: https://newthoughtlife.org/books/

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On The Trail of Delusion by Fred Litwin

Revealed – the truth surrounding the conspiracy theories behind the assassination of JFK.

Sometimes childhood events can trigger a fascination which lasts a lifetime, and this was certainly the case for Fred Litwin, the author of this intriguing book. He remembers the day President J. F. Kennedy was assassinated clearly, however as a seven-year-old child he would never have imagined that the assassination would evolve into a lifelong obsession to discover the truth behind who the killer was if there were indeed more than one, the motives, and the shooter’s location.

Fred Litwin has had a very successful business career, then in 2000 he founded NorthernBlues Music, and in 2007 he started the Free Thinking Film Society which showcases films on liberty freedom, and democracy. He has written articles, and in 2015 he published his first book, Conservative Confidential: Inside the Fabulous Blue Tent. Then in 2018, he published his second book, I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak, in which he told the story of Clay Shaw a well-respected gay gentleman who was relentlessly hounded by the New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison.

In “On the Trail of Delusion,” the author exposes in great detail the truth about Jim Garrison and the conspiracy theories he has expounded over the years. But firstly let’s find out about the man himself. Jim Garrison was born in Iowa in 1921, and served commendably in WWII and became a Master of Law in 1950. However in 1951 when he was called to duty in Korea he had difficulties, was treated for exhaustion, and was discharged for physical disability, the psychiatric report stated he had “a severe and disabling psychoneurosis of long duration. It has interfered with his social and professional adjustment to a marked degree.”

When Garrison assumed office as the New Orleans District Attorney in 1962 he wanted to expand his political power base and be an instrument of reform. In August that year, he decided to clean up vice in the city, and the D.A.’s office and the police issued a joint statement that “targets will be police characters, homosexuals, B-drinkers, prostitutes and narcotics violators.”

It is then that he takes an interest in the J F Kennedy assassination and accused homosexual Clay Shaw along with Lee Harvey Oswald, David W. Ferrie, Jack Ruby, and others of plotting to assassinate John F. Kennedy. The link being that Lee Harvey Oswald had spent five months prior to the assassination in New Orleans. The cruel, relentless persecution of this innocent man makes hard reading. It is heart-breaking to read transcripts of interviews of Clay where he tells of the social stigma and prejudices which he had to endure, simply because of all the fabricated lies. What is even more tragic is that Clay, as time went on suffered terribly with lung cancer, and even after he was buried the persecution continued.

Fred Litwin must be given great credit in exposing Jim Garrison’s terrible behavior against Clay Shaw, and the injustices he carried out against him, in his last book, and also in this one. However, in addition to this, after examining even more documentation, the world can now read, through transcripts of interviews and tapes, letters, memorandums, and more, the stories of the other people Jim Garrison went after, and the unorthodox methods he used to gain evidence against them.

As Fred Litwin says “Several recurring themes colored Jim Garrison’s investigation – his mental illness; his bizarre investigative beliefs; his attraction to conspiracy theory; his irrational leftist politics, and his endless paranoias.” Within these pages, the truths are exposed, and all the information you need is laid before you.

I highly recommend this fascinating book as the definitive guide to the truth behind the conspiracy theories concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Highly recommended!

About the Author:

Fred Litwin is a marketing professional who worked nine years for Intel Corporation. In 1998-1999, Fred managed a team of twenty people organizing the launch of the Pentium III in Asia. Prior to joining Intel, Fred was Vice-President of Sales for LAN Systems in New York City.

In 2000, he founded NorthernBlues Music, a cutting-edge blues label. The company has released over 70 CDs, and has garnered 12 Juno Award and over 40 Blues Music Award nominations. In 2007, Fred started the Free Thinking Film Society to showcase films on liberty, freedom and democracy. The Society has now shown over 100 films and also organizes book launches and panel discussion.

In the fall of 2015, Fred published his first book, Conservative Confidential: Inside the Fabulous Blue Tent, which detailed his journey from left-wing anti-nuclear activist to becoming a gadfly on the right. In 2018, Fred’s second book, I Was a Teenage JFK Conspiracy Freak, came out which recounted how he became a believer in a JFK conspiracy at eighteen, and then slowly moved to believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin.

His newest book is On The Trail of Delusion, Jim Garrison: The Great Accuser, which exposes the truth about Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District Attorney, who ‘solved’ the JFK assassination in 1967.

Fred has also written articles for the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, the Toronto Sun, C2C Journal, iPolitics, and The Dorchester Review.

Please go to Fred’s website at www.onthetrailofdelusion.com for more information.

About the Book:

Fred Litwin exposes the truth about Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District Attorney, who ‘solved’ the JFK assassination in 1967.

On the Trail of Delusion shows how Garrison persecuted an innocent gay man in order to spout his crazy conspiracy theories. There is also a touch of bribery and intimidation, the story of his attempt to charge a dead man with being a grassy knoll assassin, the former Marine he believed was a ‘second Oswald,’ several con men who turned the tables and fooled Garrison, the use of truth serum and hypnosis to recover memories, the ugly story of Oliver Stone’s homophobic film JFK, and a lawyer from Montreal who was unjustly accused of operating an international assassination bureau. There’s even a chapter with flying saucers. And a whole lot more.

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Delusion-Garrison-Great-Accuser/dp/0994863047/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=On+The+Trail+of+Delusion+by+Fred+Litwin&qid=1601637890&sr=8-1

The Long Game by Ian Conner

NEW RELEASE

A truly exceptional political thriller!

This exceptional political thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seats. Now retired, Ian Conner’s experiences as a Marine and Army Infantry Sergeant give his writing real depth of detail. Set in California, the environmental pollution element, political intrigue, and suspense makes this a story which will appeal to many readers.

The story opens at Oceanside’s harbor, San Diego. Deep enough for a small fishing fleet, yet small enough to be friendly, it is truly The Jewel of the North. However, in this story danger lurks, as friends Doctor Chris Rogers and James Quinn discover when they take their normal water quality samples for Scripps Oceanography. With the San Onefre Nuclear Generating System the coast water quality control is important…

Meanwhile, at the helm of the country President Colin Rockwell has his own agenda; a serial philanderer, his bad judgment, personal decisions, and backhanded dealings are causing problems on a national and international scale. However, at the San Diego Times, newly appointed keen young reporter Amy Radigan has her teeth into her assignment, and her discoveries, and the subsequent revelations are set to rock the world in more ways than one.

Face paced and exciting, this intense thriller takes its readers across continents, through a myriad of emotions, and plays out a potential life and threatening environmental scenario. The characters are very believable, and their stories reveal political dealings, murder, espionage, and more, yet somehow the author has also managed to weave love and compassion into this story.

From his home in San Diego with his wife Bonnie, this retired military man now enjoys his animals, gardening, crafting beautiful stained glass, and writing. This is his second novel, the first, which drew me to this talented author, is the incredible fantasy epic Griffins Perch.

If you want to read a story which will pull you in from the first page, packed with excitement and intrigue. I can recommend this unforgettable political thriller; you will not be disappointed!

About the Book:

San Diego Times Reporter Amy Radigan has discovered a plot to cover-up damage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The deception could go as high as the Vice President and Amy must determine whom she can trust. Security specialist John Randall uncovers even more details and higher threats resulting attempts on Amy’s and the life of her girlfriend. All is not as it appears, as the President, Vice President are pitted against Radigan and company framed by a backdrop of international politics. LGBTQ fans will be thrilled . Fresh approaches to the main and side stories will hold the readers in a vice. The strong female characters. The story is filled with action sequences flow at a breakneck pace. Readers will be clamoring for the next installment.

Author’s Website: https://www.blackraptorbooks.com/

The Long Game is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Long-Game-Ian-Conner/dp/B08J5BHTTJ/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Let’s Talk: …About Making Your Life Exciting, Easier, And Exceptional by Art Rios

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An enlightening and inspirational self-help book.

 Art Rios, the author of this motivating and inspirational self-help book is not only an author, and lawyer, but he also teaches at Stetson Law and enjoys spending time with his wife Sharon and two daughters Maria and Alondra.

You can feel the author’s enthusiasm for life pulsing from the pages as he, through them, fulfills his dream of helping people live exciting, easier, and exceptional lives.   The emphasis throughout the book is to live your life to your best and happiest you can now, not to plan for later, but now, because as we all know tomorrow is not guaranteed.

As a trial lawyer, he has had plenty of time over the years to ‘people watch,’ study how they behave in good and bad situations and has used these experiences as a ‘student of humanity,’ to follow his dream, which he believes is his calling, to inspire people in positive ways.

A self-confessed talker he has used this talent to reach into the hearts of his readers. He allows them opportunities to peep fly-on-the-wall into his life and uses examples to encourage others to follow their dreams and be better people.

Cleverly he reveals how everyday life events can be altered to make them special, and how important it is to take time to share our lives with our loved ones. He encourages us all to discover ways to make our lives easier and more enjoyable, and reminds us that whether we are 18 or 80 it is never too late to make the most of your life and make it fun!

Always keen to engage in conversation, we are encouraged to contact him through his website, email, and other forms of social media and tell him what we think. He wants to know, whether the comment is good or bad.

No subject is taboo, and as long as no harm comes to anyone, we are motivated to enjoy all we can, from sex to food, wine, traveling, and much more. However, this book is not all light-hearted, the responsibility we have to do the right thing for ourselves, and to others is clearly emphasized. Written very much in the now, the subjects of racism and COVID 19 are discussed from a humanitarian standpoint, and the emphasis is very much on the need to look after each other, have thought and care for our neighbors and family, and be aware.

In a world where being online is expected he encourages his readers to turn off the screens, and iPhones, take time away from them and reconnect with the outside world, or read, or meditate, just take time for you, because you matter!

The power of this author’s positivity shines through in this life-changing book, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to improve their lives and learn to enjoy every day to its full potential.

About the Author:

ART RIOS is a trial lawyer by profession, a student of humanity by choice, and a friend to all by nature. A connoisseur of good old-fashioned gab, he advocates for the revival of genuine conversation as a way to connect with others, expand our minds, improve our world, and get more enjoyment and satisfaction from life.

Board-certified in immigration and naturalization law by the Florida Bar, Art holds a Master of Laws degree in trial advocacy from Temple University, which he earned after obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence at Stetson University College of Law. He has been an Adjunct Professor at Stetson Law for over twelve years, where he teaches Immigration Litigation and Advocacy and is on Stetson’s Board of Overseers.

Phew … that’s a wordy way of saying that he’s found a way to talk for a living, while helping others! Gifted in using words to connect, persuade and win, Art knows that words matter – and our most important mission in life is to connect with others. He’s convinced that open, honest, real conversations are the key to healing rifts, creating community, and unlocking the richness of life.

Married with two daughters, Art enjoys spending all of his free time with his family, and he’d welcome the chance to connect with you.

Strike up a conversation with Art online at www.RiosTalks.com.

Let’s Talk is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735459909/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1600414259&sr=8-1

The Elixirist: A Novel by Avraham Azrieli

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A life-changing journey in search of a magical elixir.

Avraham Azrieli is a graduate of Columbia Law School in New York and an award-winning author. In this incredible tale, he takes his readers back through the centuries into Old Testament times and reveals a story steeped in mystery and intrigue. It stands alone, however, it is the prequel to ‘Deborah Rising,’ the first in the author’s epic historical ‘Deborah’ series, which tells the journey of the biblical prophetess Deborah in her quest to fullfil her destiny.  

Traditionally, in many countries, your career is dictated by your family heritage, and this is the case for the protagonist in this story, Sall, who is an apprentice healer, under the instruction of his father, in Edom. Although highly respected, and essential, his career is not a glamorous one, yet, his father assures him, it is his destiny

Sall, on the day this book begins, falls under the spell of the beautiful but unobtainable daughter of the High Priest, and this fires a desire to be so much more in the heart of the young man, but how can this happen?

Well, the answer lies in the advice of a magical dwarf, Sall must leave his home and take a dangerous journey to find the elixir of love. The elixir will not only enable him to win her heart but also achieve greatness as the savior of his people.

So, fired with determination, Sall sets off with his donkey and dog. Advised by a merchant to talk to the dream reader, the merchant shows him the way, and her wise words and the secrets she reveals, open his mind and strengthen his resolve to continue his journey. It is a journey fraught with danger, he suffers terrible injuries, trickery, and deceit, yet he also makes friends and alliances and discovers a lot about himself. Over time, these events change the boy into a man, giving him morals and the kind of wisdom which can only be gained through experiences. Until ultimately, as the story reaches its climax, Sall discovers his true destiny and self.

Throughout the story, the characters each have their own vital part and weave their way through his life. It is a true coming-of-age story and wonderfully illustrates how, whatever century or time we are in, every element and person in our lives impacts us in varying degrees. Yet, it also illustrates how, with determination we can make our dreams come true. Highly Recommended!

About the Author:

Avraham Azrieli’s novel Deborah Rising (Harper Collins, 2016) won the 2017 Illumination Book Awards – Gold Medal for Fiction. It portrays the dramatic rise of the first woman to lead a nation in recorded human history. A graduate of Columbia Law School in New York City, Azrieli tried many complex court cases before his first novel, The Masada Complex (a political thriller) was published in 2010. A full-time author since then, his other books include the Israeli spy novels The Jerusalem Inception and The Jerusalem Assassin, as well as Christmas for Joshua (a family drama dealing with interfaith conflicts), The Mormon Candidate (a political thriller), Thump (a courtroom drama featuring sexual harassment and racism) and The Bootstrap Ultimatum (a mystery involving the commercialization of Memorial Day). He also authored Your Lawyer on a Short Leash (a guide to dealing with lawyers) and One Step Ahead – A Mother of Seven Escaping Hitler’s Claws (a WWII biography, which inspired the musical By Wheel and by Wing). Azrieli grew up in Israel, where he received extensive Talmudic education, served as an intelligence officer and, after attending law school, clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem. Residing primarily in the United States since 1990, he currently lives near Washington DC with his wife and children. To learn more, visit www.AzrieliBooks.com

Praise for Avraham Azrieli’s books:

The Jerusalem Inception – “Beautifully and superbly narrated.” The Examiner. “Boldly realistic plotlines and genuine, well-developed characters. Highly recommended!” Yahoo News/Politics. “Protagonist Jerusalem Gerster is the quintessential recruit.” NY Daily News. “Among the likes of the Jason Bourne series and Mission: Impossible franchise, The Jerusalem Inception is a daring piece of literature … airtight research and believability … intriguing … never a boring moment!” Shelf Pickings. “A lover’s triangle, complete with the friction, suspense, and human gratification … Azrieli educates as he entertains … the reader introduced to the secret ways of the Mossad. To those unfamiliar of the living history of Israel, this book is a must. For those knowing the facts surrounding the creation of the Jewish State, this book is an absolute must. Extraordinarily impressive!” Pacific Book Review.

The Jerusalem Assassin – “Action-packed escapade … memorable cast of characters … pages turn as fast as the plot twists and locales shift, taking the reader from Paris to Zurich to Amsterdam to Tel Aviv.” Jewish News. “Reviewing The Jerusalem Inception, I wrote that “Avraham Azrieli’s suspenseful action thriller is an engrossing read and compares favorably with the novels by John Le Carre, Tom Clancy, and Lee Child.” This sequel is far more exiting, and is arguably better than the novels of the aforementioned best-selling authors.” The Jewish Eye. “Keeps readers on the edge of their seats as the author navigates through the twists and turns of religious zeal, political missteps, intense human emotions, and complicated personal relationships … the story of human suffering and redemption shines through as the ultimate theme of the novel.” The Authors Den.

The Masada Complex – “A fast-paced thrill ride. Exciting. The complexity of the characters keeps the reader enticed to see what will eventually become of them. Highly recommended to anyone who loves a good story.” Book Review Bin. “An edge of your seat political thriller from start to finish. A fascinating tale. Filled with surprising twists and turns. Not only entertaining, but also believable. A must read. Literary Fetish. “Brims with gritty authenticity … a genuine treat!” David Liss, author of Conspiracy of Paper, winner of Edgar. “Riveting portrayal of global intrigue!” Stella Pope Duarte, author of If I Die in Juaréz, winner of the 2009 American Book Award.

The Mormon Candidate – “Plotted like a cinematic thriller … a very powerful novel … making his readers as eager as his protagonist in uncovering the truth … sure to keep you up late against your better judgment. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.” The Examiner. “A thoroughly entertaining mystery … twists surprise the reader without seeming out of place. A well-written page-turner. San Jose Mercury. “Excellent mystery … will likely draw some Mormons to defensive protestations reminiscent of stormy Catholic reactions to The Da Vinci’s Code. Ben Teller is witty and intractable–you’ll want to stay with him for every flare-up of action and shocking discovery. Timely and provocative novel you don’t want to miss. Dad of Divas Reviews. “New and interesting … unique setting … pushes you forward!” City Book Review. “Tying together church intrigue, electoral politics and Mormon practice. Even-handed, even as [it] deals with the delicate issue of posthumous baptism, anathema to many Jews and a controversial practice in the LDS church. An exciting chase … well-conceived and timely.” The Jewish News. “This thriller gives chilling insight into the lengths that politicians go … fast paced, full of facts, and provides a detailed bibliography. Do you like books like The Bourne Identity or The DaVinci Code? This is a book for you.” Bubblews.com “Part thriller, part mystery, part love story, part religious interrogation … maintains an excellent balance, keeping the reader engaged not only with the current mystery, but the life and progression of the protagonist’s life as well. Never a dull moment!” San Francisco Book Review.

Thump – “A light-hearted romp through sexual proclivities … the characters are lovable … the irreverence is delightful. Thought-provoking. Interesting. Unconventional. Recommended!” U.S. Review of Books. “There is something captivating when we mix spicy sex, lust, greed, and a protagonist that acts with such abandon as long as the end justifies the means. Well-paced plot … a thoughtful and gripping narrative … never a dull moment … highly entertaining.” The Examiner. “Stirring and dramatic…unique look at sexual harassment. Unflinching and unapologetic. Delves into the gritty reality of inner office liaisons. “Thump” is thought provoking and poignant long after the last page turns. I highly recommend it!” Penn Book Review. “Balanced yet thrilling example of racism and sexual harassment in a very realistic work environment. [Not] the classic “young beautiful woman who falls victim,” [but] a young man in his prime. A legal thriller with plot twists that can make your head spinning…this is definitely a book you will enjoy!” Hollywood Book Reviews. “A well-written, attention-grabbing courtroom room drama. Engaging. Realistic. Honest. Provocative. Builds to a climax that rivals other mainstream authors in this genre. A book you cannot put down until you figure out the resolution.” Pacific Book Review. “Thump’s various bold personalities collide over socially fraught questions with stimulating results. A taut courtroom drama that blends issues of race and sexual harassment. Blunt dialogue, a quick pace, and pressing social questions make Thump an engrossing read.” Foreword. “A striking social commentary that will draw readers in. Diverse, timely and thoughtful.” Portland Book Review.

Christmas for Joshua – “In its own gentle way, the book is as much a page-turner as Azrieli’s thrillers – pulling the reader into complex personal and familial conflicts.” The Jewish Journal. Christmas for Joshua is a sensational novel […] filled with religious paradoxes, sure to test any faith. [It is] a wonderful five-star spiritual fiction. Avraham Azrieli proves himself, time and again, to be a popular contemporary writer for our troubled times, as his plots often expose attitudes, beliefs, and actions that contribute to human suffering. Christmas for Joshua is no exception. – Pacific Book Review. “Have you ever been given a gift and unwrapped it, slowly, enjoying the moment, and then discovering yourself deeply touched by what you found inside? Christmas for Joshua is that gift. Through superbly developed characters and a delightfully creative plot, Avraham Azrieli weaves a gentle yet powerful story that closes with yet another gift – the gift of hope. – The Examiner. “This book is the perfect eye-opener. A beautifully written, heartfelt novel.” Bee’s Knees Reviews.

The Bootstrap Ultimatum – “Riveting. It doesn’t get any better than this, folks!!” Sun Francisco Book Review. “The real magic here is Azrieli’s incredible ability to create well-developed characters. The Examiner. “Fast-paced, action thriller … full of heart. An entertaining, thought provoking read … sure to keep readers on the edge of their seats.” Hollywood Book Reviews. “Thought-provoking. Plenty of action make this book difficult to put down. Fans won’t be disappointed. Entertaining.” U.S. Review of Books. “Much more than a fun read. Azrieli’s latest work will appeal to a wide range of readers in its accessibility, fast-paced action, and intelligent storyline.” Pacific Book Review.

Author’s Website: https://azrielibooks.com/

About the Book:

A young man’s dangerous quest for a mythical elixir of love wins him not only a girl’s heart, but also immortal greatness as savior of his people. The Elixirist is an exciting adventure that evokes an unforgettable testament to the priceless rewards bestowed on those who follow their dreams. The novel has been compared with such inspiring books as The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne, Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini, Life of Pi by Yann Martel, The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield, Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig, and Wild by Cheryl Strayed.

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elixirist-Novel-Avraham-Azrieli-ebook/dp/B08HKPZC2P/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=avraham+azrieli&qid=1600349296&sr=8-2