Sep 08


By Richard Puz

Violence rages during the 1850s, as marauding men roam the lawless border of Missouri in the historical novel, Avenge. Bent on looting and killing, they raid Curtis Sommer’s farm, which sets the young man on a journey seeking justice while confronting brutal enemies and nature’s fury. One after another, the outlaws are brought to account.

Veeko, a cunning villain with missing fingers, is the last and most elusive. After he brutally takes the innocence of a young woman, the Sommer family is in turmoil, leading to startling twists of fortune an d an epic battle of wits between the farmer-turned-reaper and the outlaw.

Novelists Larry McMurtry and Louis L’Amour have used the American frontier as magnificent backdrops for their novels. In this tradition, the setting for Avenge spans across the untamed American frontier from Missouri to Texas to the pioneer trails crossing Nebraska Territory.

Extensive research has been conducted over the past twelve years, with historical events, locations, and individuals woven throughout this story. The novel joins others in the author’s Six Bulls series.

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By Michelle Nielsen

Creando a Matisse es la historia de cómo una madre, usando las leyes espirituales y cuánticas, manifestó la curación de su hijo de un severo retraso, daños neurológicos y problemas de vinculación. Se trata de un proceso simple y práctico que puedes usar para manifestar absolutamente cualquier visión de naturaleza material, emocional, espiritual o altruista, para ti mismo/a o para otros.

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By Michelle Nielsen

Manifesting Matisse is…

• The story of how one mother manifested her son’s healing from severe developmental delay, neurological damage and attachment issues, through the quantum-spiritual principles of reality creation (a.k.a. “The Law of Attraction”).

• A proven hands-on process you can apply to make the most of those same principles and manifest absolutely any vision for yourself or others: material, emotional, spiritual, or altruistic in nature.

• “Basic training” in the simple skills Master Manifestors like Oprah Winfrey, Jack Canfield, Tina Turner, and Nelson Mandela use to live their dreams and help others do the same!

It’s a step-by-step manifestation program that people around the world are calling “The User’s Guide to Reality Creation.”

Manifesting Matisse will have you thinking about (and using) your shelf of personal development resources in an exciting new way!

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Calling all eBook Publishers – Enter Today!
Second Annual eBook Awards Program!

The second annual eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment. The 2011-12 eLit Awards were created as an industry wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry. The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996. The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

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Publishers and authors worldwide creating electronic books written in English and created for the global marketplace are eligible for entry in 64 different e-Lit categories. Titles published with a 2011 or 2011 copyright or that were released between January 1, 2011 and January 17, 2012.

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Jerrold Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Jenkins Group, Inc. says, “The electronic book market is growing exponentially and the eLit Awards are here to recognize and honor the very best of this emerging format.  The faster we move, the faster we want our information and entertainment.  E-books are giving us the ability to add growing variety of books to every aspect of our life. We want to be here to watch it grow and celebrate the best the format has to offer.”

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Fellow author Joseph Valentinetti is currently accepting online interviews at

By Joseph Valentinetti
Let me introduce myself, my name is Joseph and I’m an author. I write fiction but this proposal covers both fiction and nonfiction.

My proposal to you. Here are six questions for you to answer in interview format about your art. If you answer them I will publish the interview on my blog at and possibly at eZine or other relevant blogs or websites. I have interviews up there right now. Check it out.

This is free. There is no catch except to possibly increase traffic for your book and my blog. Send the interview, sent a publicity photo of yourself and a copy of the cover of your book, send the ISBN if applicable, your web links and where to get your book.

Write the interview about one book not all your books. You can do the interview for each of your books but they must be separate and discrete.

Keep the interview over 400 and under 1000 words. The number of words includes the words in the questions. Don’t like one of the questions? Change it but keep it at six.

Send it back and I will publish it. The lag is about a month. I will not edit it, except for length or grammatical reason, or comment on it. This is a chance for you to get more exposure (me too).

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Best wishes in your continued success!

by Mingo Kane
Published by Diversion Books

Tom Judah, a former Marine recently discharged from the military after serving three tours of combat in the killing zones of Iraq. Jessica Spire, a young woman trying to reinvent her life after fleeing a callus and loveless marriage.

Scars of the Prophet is a dynamic story of what happens when fate and destiny collide in an aggressive world of pawns and broken kings. Tom Judah wanted to fit back into society and forget the horrific necessities of a war his conscious was still fighting. Jessica Spire was looking to start a new life free of the dark and abusive shackles of a marriage she abandoned.

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Aug 21


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By John Simon

Want to look your best? Don’t let sloppy grooming keep you from getting the best jobs, the best table in a club, the best women…or anything else that you thought were just for “the other guy”!

“Calling Today’s Man!
Your Success in Business & In Love
Will Skyrocket To The Next Level
Thanks To A Brand New Strategy
For Looking and Feeling Like
A Million Dollar Man!”

A brand new Essential Guide On Men’s Grooming makes it fast, easy, and affordable

It’s no secret. Like it or not…how you look affects how you live. From how much money you make to how successful you are in social situations, a handsome, well-groomed appearance is critical to your success in every aspect of life.

Did you know…

How you look can impact your salary by up to 18% (Daniel Hamermesh, Professor of Economics, University of Texas)

People who are considered attractive/well-groomed are also considered more trustworthy and honest than people who are not (Dr. Alvin F. Poussaint, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)

Attractive/well-groomed will receive more attention in most facets of life. (Ingrid Olson, Professor of Psychology, Penn University)

And that’s just the beginning! There is a mountain of research that demonstrates the social and economic benefits to being attractive:

Attractive/well-groomed students get more attention and higher evaluations from their teachers

Attractive/well-groomed people are assumed to be more extroverted, popular, and happy.
Why even attractive/well-groomed criminals receive lighter sentences than less attractive defendants!

Looks matter… but not as much as good grooming!

And that’s why you can’t afford to be without…

The Men’s Grooming Handbook with Advice, Strategies and Checklists

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The Men’s Grooming Handbook is divided into easy-to-read sections addressing the essential grooming topics every man needs to know about including:

Clothes That Make The Man – the secrets for looking your best from head to toe so that you’re the man men want to meet and women want to date!

Your Crowning Glory – everything you need to know about hair and hair care to give you the polished, professional appearance that will open doors everywhere

Personal Grooming – proven strategies for keeping your face and skin looking healthy and youthful for years to come

Very Personal Grooming – the “hush hush” truth about dealing with all kinds of “hairy problems”

A Well-Groomed Mouth– easy-to-follow instructions for achieving and maintaining a dazzling smile that always makes a great first impression

Nothing But the Good Stuff
The Men’s Grooming Handbook doesn’t waste your time with a lot of long-winded explanations or “cute” stories that other grooming books use to “bulk up” the number of pages…and the price. Instead, it takes a cut-to-the-chase approach that you’ll appreciate.

The Men’s Grooming Handbook gives you clear, concise step-by-step instructions so that your grooming routines are as easy as 1-2-3:

8-Step Morning Grooming Regimen so you can spend a minimum of time achieving maximum results

6-Step Shaving Ritual so you can stop torturing your face every morning

8 Ways To Keep Your Hair Looking Great with little or no effort

7 Tips For Choosing a Salon and Stylist so you’ll never again have to “wait for it to grow out”

5 Tips For Wardrobe Shopping Success so you can save time, money and effort and still come home with great looking clothes.

Follow these simple tips and people will perceive you as a man of good breeding and taste…the kind of guy everyone wants to get to know better.

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By Ronnie J. Smith

As I confronted the many faces of the Arctic and Antarctic, spanning that diversity sometimes in a matter of minutes, I often felt thrust into breathtaking polar panorama. My experience has led me to its natural and sleeping beauty; its challenging flight that no one completely masters; its frigid shrew of the sea with its ability to resist and repel any vessel; its incredible animal kingdom which needs the extremity of the polar region for sanctuary; the love, trials of the heart, humor, and loneliness ever-present that inspire and pervade the human condition; and the courageous people who have claimed their destiny exploring an amazing wilderness.

The last pure place on earth is under pressure from a civilization that doesn’t understand its fragility, its beauty, and is so removed that the same civilization will never know what was lost once it’s gone. My experience and work at both Poles was a gift to me. It was grueling effort at times, but gave my life rhapsody when understood in a planetary context. The hope is to raise an awareness for those who have never seen, and likely will never have the opportunity to see, the chaste beauty choreographing what only appears as a limitless polar domain; a domain vulnerable and rare.

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Aug 21

The Goblin

By Steven Marks

Sometimes a monster is truly a monster. When Amias Strong and his family take in Thrax, an injured ten-year-old goblin, they have no idea of the chaos to follow. In the pastoral village of Surreydale, the heart of the realm of the Eastern Elves, Thrax is forced to adapt or die. Amias’s wife Clare believes in the power of the Great Creator. She has faith that any creature treated with respect and love can be redeemed. There are those who say Thrax has no soul. If he does, it’s a dark one. Can murder be an act of compassion? Will Thrax ultimately prove to be savior or destroyer to the elves? Only time will tell.

Follow the story of Thrax and learn the true origin of the Goblin race in this first of a series.

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eBook formatting by Shelley Glasow Schadowsky.