Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Illya Vasquez, Poet



Illya Vasquez, Poet

Experience Illya’s new spoken word poem…

Humans in the Information Continuum
Listen here!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Anwe3bYRa7s


Here's a @YouTube video Illya made for his spoken-word poem that was inspired by
Ray Kurzweil's nonfiction book
The Singularity is Near:
When Humans Transcend Biology  

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Biography
Illya Vasquez has a B.A. in English, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and an insatiable appetite for knowledge and poetic expression.



Wednesday, February 21, 2018

NeoLeaf Writer's Guide


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NeoLeaf Writer's Guide

January 2018 edition of NeoLeaf Writer's Guide. Featured articles include: Author interview with Ashley Lovell, a young adult and horror author. Exercising off the holiday pounds while writing. Featured Novel, Dirty As Sin, by romance author Leanore Elliott. 10 tips to a great novel. And many more!






February 2018 edition of NeoLeaf Writer's Guide. Featured articles include: Author interview with Jenn Thompson. Getting over writer’s block using games. Featured Novel, Fun with Statistics, by children author Teresa Tallman. Adding word spice. And many more!


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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Unorganized Emotions by Ricki M Fluker


New Poetry!
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Unorganized Emotions  
by Ricki M Fluker  

Unorganized Emotions is based on a collection of life experiences and my thoughts of all sorts, finally released from my brain, long and short, written in poetry form, which includes betrayal, sexual harassment, domestic violence, love, spirituality, and many more bizarre emotions all over the place, which has forced me to fly differently through life while having the power to keep my head held high; a smile on my face while hiding behind my hazel brown eyes during the most screwed-up times.


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Biography
I am under twenty-five. I’ve had five cash cars, one repo and fifteen jobs. I’ve lived house-to-house with my child. No, I’m not proud. It shows. I gave up plenty of times being inconsistent, displaying no form of discipline. Nothing was passed down from family, neither was it free. When reaching a level of determination, I am unstoppable, well, to a certain degree. While employed at each job, I worked hard no matter what was the salary. Aiming to be the greatest employee while having thoughts of being on top making real money like the big boss over the company we never see. Don’t feel sorry for me, I will succeed after letting go these scattered emotions within me.






Monday, February 19, 2018

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Saturday, February 17, 2018

A Secret Lies Deep by JAKe Hatmacher


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A Secret Lies Deep
by JAKe Hatmacher

A SECRET LIES DEEP is a fictional exploration of a young woman, Eryn, who harbors secrets that she is reluctant to reveal. At the same time, she seeks answers to questions/secrets that are hidden from her.

As the story progresses she learns much about herself, including her sexuality, as she becomes romantically involved, not once, but twice. But the romantic part is only a very interesting and soul-searching subplot which involves whether to reveal one of her secrets which could certainly put her in harm's way.  You might think that the subplot would be enough, but the main plot explores much more as it revolves around finding the answers to the secrets eluding her. 

Eryn eventually does find those answers with the help of her host family in upstate New York while succumbing mentally and physically to some odd paranormal activity as she and a coworker are assigned the task of researching genealogies for their living history museum; more is revealed about her own life than she ever would have thought possible!


About the Author

For most of my career I have been an obstetrician and gynecologist (a doctor who delivers babies and treats medical conditions unique to women). I started to write in 2013. So far, the stories I've written depict women dealing with critical health issues, physical and psychological, where their decisions regarding them can be controversial, and the potential consequences of the decisions the main characters make. Although the stories are fictional, they do portray real potential consequences of difficult health decisions that are often made. These are stories, and of course, outcomes are not always as I have depicted. And again, as the stories are fictional, I have used my prerogative to throw in just a bit of fantasy. I'll let you be the judge if it is too much fantasy!

I came to writing during a period of inactivity in my medical career. The period of inactivity allowed me to finally write down ideas I've had for many years and develop them into stories.

Even though I harbored the ideas for years, I never thought I would put them to print. You see, I never really considered myself a writer. When I finally got the time and the gumption to proceed, with the help of some key editors, I was very surprised when the first five reviews gave me four and five-star ratings. This obviously was encouraging to me as it would be to anyone. This led me to my next book, A Secret Lies Deep, which I published in April of 2017.

I currently have thoughts for other books and one of those may be a children's book having to do with overcoming a disability.

I hope you enjoy my books. My apologies to those who desire pure entertainment. To those hoping for something more, to possibly learn something you did not know before, or to share in the main characters psychological turmoils, and still be entertained, I think I write for you. FB:JAKe Hatmacher; webpage: jakehatmacher.wordpress.com

Friday, February 16, 2018

Rapier by R. A. "Doc" Correa


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Rapier  
by R. A. "Doc" Correa   

Kathy Masters never expected to journey to the stars until she was selected by the prestigious Galactic Geographic Society to photograph and get videos of the flora and fauna of a newly discovered class M planet before colonization begins. Filled with hope and enthusiasm she boards the S.S. America for the trip to Beta 3 Epsilon to begin her new project. On the way she is abducted and brought aboard the privateer Rapier beginning her nine year sojourn among the colonies of mankind.

Going from captive to slave to induction into the infamous Brotherhood, Kathy finds herself being called on to raise the adopted daughter of the crew of the Rapier. Given the responsibility to raise their princess, Cindy, with the help of Lien Lan Yi, daughter of the house of Yi and princess of the imperial court, they travel among the stars preying on merchant ships, dodging Chinese warships, fighting pirates, visiting strange worlds and encountering fantastic creatures, all under the watchful eyes of Commodore James Ulysses Black.

Trying to raise a young girl among gunfights, sword fights, ship to ship battles, slave trades, deals and some of the most feared raiders in human space is no small challenge. The only question is, is Kathy up to the task?



About the Author

I was raised in Los Angeles, California in the 1950s and 1960s. I graduated from Eagle Rock High School in June 1970 and entered the US Army in December of the same year. Having served in the Regular Army, nine and a half years, Army Reserve, four years, and Rhode Island Army National Guard, eight years, I retired from the military in 1993. During that time I served as a battlefield medic, LRRP, surgical tech, scout section leader, LRS assistant team leader, team leader and training/ops NCO in a LRSD. I graduated from Colorado Technical University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1999. I then worked as a systems and applications test engineer, test lead, and test manager from 1998 to 2009. I've had a number of poems published in various publications. My wife and I have four children, three grandchildren, and two great-grand-children. We currently reside in the San Luis Valley of Colorado. I've recently released my first novel, Rapier, a SciFi adventure. The story is set in the late twenty fourth century shortly after the genetics war. Currently I'm working on Razor, the sequel to Rapier and The Young Kathy Masters Chronicles, a prequel to the series that takes place in Australia.



Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Pair of Purple Shoes by Mina Qarabaghi


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The Pair of Purple Shoes
by Mina Qarabaghi 

A novelette about two young girls, growing up in two different countries, two different cultures and two different situations. Aimee is a French girl living a normal life, with every day challenges and some big challenges life throws at her. Aimee donates a pair of her favorite purple shoes, which end up in Afghanistan. From a First World Country to a Third World Country. Vareena's mother buys the donated shoes from a donation market. She buys new shoes for Vareena for Eid, which is an Afghan special day. Vareena's story starts from there, but Aimee's story is not over yet.




About the Author
Mina Qarabaghi is a refugee from Kabul Afghanistan. She was born in 1992 to an Afghan general and a housewife. She became a refugee at the age of six years old. She moved from Kabul to Karachi Pakistan at the age of six years old. Then she moved to Denmark at the age of twelve years old, where she was re-united with her father after ten years. Then her father passes away after a few months and her older sister Mila passes away in the following months. Mina faces depression, and anxiety. She began writing for herself as a form of therapy at the age of 23, when she is thinking to herself, when it was the last time she was truly happy. And surprisingly, all she could think of was the time she was a kid living in a big scary house, in Kabul during the war. The reason was her older sister’s histories. She remembered how everyone gathered up in one room, by the fireplace. Where Mila told stories. She would be so taken by her older sister’s histories that it felt like there was no pain, no worries in the world. Even during a war. so, she started writing from that day.



Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Disaster in Love by Erin Thornton




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Disaster in Love 

Sam, is just a girl like everyone else. She wants to make it through life with minimum hiccups, but her mother is desperate for grandchildren. She understands, but unfortunately just hasn't met "Mr. Right" yet.

In an effort to please her mother, she decides to amp up her dating life. Unfortunately, Sam suffers from a dating curse. No matter who she chooses to date there is something terribly wrong with them. From baby fetishes, strange sexual fantasies, Elvis impersonators, and crazy divorcees and so much more.

Can Sam keep her sanity while enduring each of these dates or will she give up on making her mother happy by finding her happily ever after? 

About the Author


Erin Thornton, for the past thirteen years has been a mom first. Now with six kids, she felt like she’d lost her own identity. She no longer had a first name and was always someone’s mom or her husband’s wife. It became very discouraging.

Erin has been telling stories since she was a kid. Her mom always told her to write her stories down, but she just rolled her eyes and moved on. As an adult, instead of reading a book for bedtime story or on a long drive she would tell a made up story to her kids. Keeping them captivated sometimes for hours. Some of them were amazing works of fiction and fantasy. While others were awful and her kids still remember their insanity to this day. She wasn’t afraid to take the stories to their most abstract point just to get a laugh from her kids.

Instead of letting her identity crisis overtake her, last summer Erin decided to write a novel. A story that was for her, not for her kids.

With her days spent on one hundred acres with chickens and kids that act like the chickens most days, Erin writes whenever she can get a spare moment. Between musical practices, sports and just plain mom life to distract her she tries to get in her words for the day with Disney Princess movies in the background or while her youngest naps.

All jokes aside, Erin Thornton is a true writer at heart. This won’t be the last book she writes. The stories in her head are always screaming to get out. The only way to free her mind is to put them on paper.

To stay up-to-date on all upcoming books and releases check out my website www.erinthorntonauthor.com





Happy Valentine's Day 2018!




Tuesday, February 13, 2018

HAUNTED ENCOUNTER: A DARK SECRET By TAMMY J. MACON


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HAUNTED ENCOUNTER: A DARK SECRET
By TAMMY J. MACON
A woman running from her past, and a detective who will stop at nothing to find out what it is.
Leaving everything behind, Cheyenne Moore moves from her hometown thinking it will rid a ghost from her life, but shortly after she settles into her new home, strange things begin to happen and she discovers the ghost has followed her.

After things begin to really get creepy, Cheyenne knows she must tell someone about the strange things that are happening.

When she falls for the handsome detective in the neighborhood, she learns he doesn’t believe in ghosts. Knowing he is a skeptic, can she trust him with her secret to help unravel the mystery of her haunted encounter?

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A Trinity of Wicked Tales - Jilted: A Splatterpunk Horror Anthology Kindle Edition by Kyla Ross


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A Trinity of Wicked Tales - Jilted: 

A Splatterpunk Horror Anthology 

The Cauldron Stirred (Guardians of Erin Book 1) by Judith Sterling




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The Cauldron Stirred
(Guardians of Erin Book 1)
by Judith Sterling

Ashling Donoghue never dreamed moving to Ireland would rock her perception of reality and plunge her into a mystery that brings legend to life.

At seventeen, she’s never had a boyfriend, but she feels an immediate connection to Aengus Breasal, the son of the wealthy Irishman who’s invited her family to stay at his Killarney estate. For the first time in her life, a guy she likes seems attracted to her.

But Aengus is secretive, with good reason. He and his family are the Tuatha Dé Danann, ageless, mythical guardians adept at shifting between this reality and the magical dimension known as the Otherworld. Evil forces from that world threaten the Breasals, the Donoghues, and all of Ireland. Ashling must open her heart, face her fears, and embrace a destiny greater than she could ever have imagined.



About the Author
Judith Sterling's love of history and passion for the paranormal infuse everything she writes. Flight of the Raven, Soul of the Wolf, and Shadow of the Swan are part of her medieval romance series, The Novels of Ravenwood. The Cauldron Stirred is the first book in her YA paranormal fantasy series, Guardians of Erin. Written under Judith Marshall, her nonfiction books -- My Conversations with Angels and Past Lives, Present Stories -- have been translated into multiple languages. She has an MA in linguistics and a BA in history, with a minor in British Studies. Born in that sauna called Florida, she craved cooler climes, and once the travel bug bit, she lived in England, Scotland, Sweden, Wisconsin, Virginia, and on the island of Nantucket. She currently lives in Salem, Massachusetts with her husband and their identical twin sons.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Don't Gamble on Life Improvement...Until You Shift the Odds! by Kevin E. Eastman



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Don't Gamble on Life Improvement...
Until You Shift the Odds!
by Kevin E. Eastman  

Life throws you curveballs, barriers, roadblocks and obstacles, regardless of who you are. Ever wonder how or why they keep crowding the path to enjoyment? The answer itself may be a curveball.

This book takes a no-nonsense approach to a number of tough topics that maybe complicating life. Improving is much easier when you have the right tools to guide you. It's straight forward and in your face, but presented in a fun, engaging, and informative way.

Growth only occurs by getting beyond the boundaries of comfort, and this book will test those boundaries. It's a must-read for anyone tired of the "detours." Discover ways to clear out emotional clutter and make room for the great person that's already inside of you!



From the Author
Get ready to take a journey like you've never been on! I've taken personal experience and combined it with logic and observation, to develop a common sense approach to overcoming many of the obstacles I've encountered.

Before I started writing the book, my life wasn't going the way I wanted it to go. I was forced to take a hard look at myself, which meant facing many things I didn't want to face, but needed to confront, and discover ways to overcome them.

In my research, I figured that I could not be the only person experiencing these things. Someone else might be able to use the information I discovered. So, I decided to publish my experiences. I hope you enjoy the read, and that you find at least one thing in the pages that assists you with making adjustments to your life to make it more enjoyable. Life is great, but it can always be better!

About the Author
Oakland, California native Kevin E. Eastman thrives on simplicity and logic. A skilled mentor and community activist with a "tell it like it is" mentality, he shoots straight from the hip when it comes to assisting people with their personal development. He's a husband, father, U.S. Air Force veteran, grad school student, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity member.



Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Wealth Principle: Unleash the Entrepreneur Within You by Gregory M. Luchak


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The Wealth Principle:
Unleash the Entrepreneur Within You
by Gregory M. Luchak

Greg’s perspectives on business, money and entrepreneurship challenge the 'get a good education, a good job with a pension’ mentality. From his point of view that is fast becoming obsolete advice in today’s economy. His assertion that “you must have multiple streams of income and unleash the entrepreneur within you” will prove to be the best strategy to overcome financial crisis that has impacted every generation in our current economy.

This book will inspire and encourage budding entrepreneurs to become independent business owners. The book will teach you how the wealthy do it and how you can find the magic behind their success with proven strategies. You can use these strategies to start your business, create remarkable results and skyrocket your success.

Discover how to significantly change your lifestyle and increase your wealth. You don't want to be left behind wondering what you missed out on when the next boom hits.

·        His book reveals the following:
  • ·        How the wealthy do it
  • ·        How the economy affects your lifestyle
  • ·        How to unleash your entrepreneurial spirit
  • ·        How to find the magic behind your success
  • ·        How to repair and use credit to your advantage
  • ·        How to shake the money tree
  • ·        How to safely invest in real estate
  • ·        How to build your empire from the ground up
  • ·        How to start a business with no money

Discover the secrets to your success and financial prosperity.

Every chapter includes exclusive access to a video that brings a level of interaction with the book and material that will inspire you to learn more about business and how to unleash the entrepreneur within you.



About the Author
Entrepreneur, creator of My Greatest Business and Investor Training Program and Real Business Investors Software. Founder of the entrepreneurial development company RBI Enterprises and author of The Wealth Principle.
Master Renovator and entrepreneur Greg Luchak started his entrepreneurial journey over forty years ago. He was drawn to business from a young age, selling his custom art as a teenager and hiring friends to work for him doing local moves on weekends. By his early twenties, Greg began investing in real estate, flipping properties and started a construction company. He purchased his first apartment building by the age of twenty-six, and has since built a career helping clients renovate and flip property.
Becoming an author has always been a dream since his youth. Personal family circumstances have changed his view on how he conducts business now and in the future. Becoming an entrepreneur has always been his central focus and desire. Now writing has become a passion that is being fulfilled as part of his purpose in life.
The Wealth Principle, his first book release is part of a series of books planned over the next few years. Stay tuned for Greg's next book coming in late 2018; The wealthy Renovator.