Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Author Chloe Hammond has announced the release of her latest fantasy fiction novel, 'Darkly Dreaming'. Reminiscent of 'Interview with a Vampire', 'Being Human', and 'Byzantium', 'Darkly Dreaming' is dark fantasy literature. Quirky, witty and vicious, it seems like any other self-discovery novel until the heroines, Rae and Layla, meet a darker future when they are infected with the vampire virus.
These vampires are not the undead, instead an ancient virus has caused a complete metamorphosis so they have evolved into more physically sophisticated beings, each with their own special gift. They can only feed on blood, and animal blood, while tasting vile, suffices. However vampires don’t dream, and human blood not only tastes sublime, it offers a narcotic escape into their victim’s memories. Who could resist?
Written in 'Honolulu Heights', the 'Being Human' house, 'Darkly Dreaming' explores the themes of friendship, self, and being true to who you really are, no matter what the temptations. A tale of heartbreak, battles to defend the weak, and the sort of daft mistakes only Rae could make.
‘’Conceived in nightmares, and wrought from despair.’ I describe Darkly Dreaming like this because anxiety and depression had caused vicious nightmares and insomnia and I could have crumbled, letting them take over my life, Hammond stated. "Instead I used the nightmare scenes and the extra time insomnia granted, and wrote the book I’d wanted to write since I was seven."
Reviewers have praised 'Darkly Dreaming'. One stated, "Darkly Dreaming has reignited my passion for this genre. A clever and original plot carries the story with lots of romantic tension and heat to keep the pages turning. For anyone looking for something refreshingly original and this genre I would certainly recommend." Another stated, "I found it utterly captivating." Another said, "I couldn't put the book down."
Chloe Hammond is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org . 'Darkly Dreaming' is available at Amazon and other online book retailers. More information, including a free download of a sample from the book, is available at Hammond's web site at http://www.ChloeHammondAuthor.com.
Chloe Hammond was born in Liverpool in 1975 and grew up in West Wales, but now lives in Barry in South Wales. Darkly Dreaming is her premier novel. She is working on two more for this series. Chloe appears in two Cake and Quill charity anthologies.
American Voters Should Cast A Vote That Gives The World Hope - Author Frances Fuller Reminds American Voters Of Their Global Responsibilities
Frances Fuller, author of 'In Borrowed Houses' has a unique background that allows for insight into the mindset of the Middle East. She is uniquely qualified, in that she spent thirty years in the Middle East, twenty four of those years as a Christian publisher in Lebanon. Fuller recently posted an article that brings to light a number of issues that American may not have considered, but certainly should.
In a blog called “What the Lebanese Can Teach Us About Voting for a President,” Fuller responds to a piece that appeared in the Beirut Daily Star, written by David Ignatius of The Washington Post. Ignasius’ article concerns the proposal of John Sarbanes, a Maryland Democrat ,(published in the Harvard Journal on Legislation) to fix the dysfunctional American political system. Why, Fuller asks, would comments by an editor and columnist of the Washington Post on a solution to an American problem, be found in the Beirut Daily Star?
"A proposal to mend America’s broken political system will be read with great interest in Lebanon," Fuller stated. "The Lebanese know, better than we know, that if our democracy doesn’t work, no one’s democracy is likely to work. If we love money more than we love the ideals on which our country was established, then money, not people, will rule the world. (They have already believed this about money for quite a long time.) They see the international repercussions of everything America does, while we are thinking of nothing but social issues and the tax rate and the personalities of candidates. Surrounded by enemies and inundated by refugees, one per two citizens, they are wondering where they will get the money to incorporate 450,000 alien children into a public school system of half that many, while leadership of the richest, most powerful country in the world, built by refugees, is in danger of being bought by a billionaire preaching fear of refugees. Feeling powerless, the Lebanese know, better than they know anything else, that whatever we Americans do is going to change their world for better or worse. You can bet they are listening with bated breath to news about the American election. This is the burden we voting Americans lift every time we mark a ballot. We can cast a vote that gives the world hope. Or not."
Frances puts a face on the Middle East many Americans have not yet seen. Her award-winning memoir, 'In Borrowed Houses', gives readers a penetrating glimpse of the Middle East from the inside.
Told in short episodes, Fuller’s book reveals the alienation, confusion and courage of civilians in the Lebanese civil war, introducing to the reader a variety of real people with whom the author interacts: editors, salesmen, neighbors, refugees, soldiers, missionaries, lawyers, shepherds, artists, students. With these people she works, studies, plays games, prays, laughs and cries, all to the accompaniment of gunfire. Together these small stories tell what war is like for civilians caught on a battlefield, and they create the impression of the Lebanese as a fun-loving, witty, patient and resilient people. Fuller's stories compose not a political history, but a historical document of a time and a place.
Critics have praised ‘In Borrowed Houses.’ A judge in the 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards called 'In Borrowed Houses' “ . . a well written book full of compassion . . . a captivating story . . . ”. Another reviewer described the book as “Wise, honest, sensitive, funny, heart-wrenching . . .”. Colin Chapman, lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Near East School of Theology in Beirut said, “ . . . western Christians and Middle Eastern Christians need to read this story…full of remarkable perceptiveness and genuine hope.”
Frances Fuller is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at email@example.com. The full text of her latest article is available at her website. Fuller's book is available at Amazon and other book retailers. A free ebook sample from 'In Borrowed Houses' is available at http://www.payhip.com/francesfuller. Frances Fuller also blogs on other issues relating to the Middle East on her website at http://www.inborrowedhouseslebanon.com.
About Frances Fuller:
Frances Fuller spent thirty years in the violent Middle East and for twenty-four of those years was the director of a Christian publishing program with offices in Lebanon. While leading the development of spiritual books in the Arabic language, she survived long years of civil war and invasions.
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show, founders of The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, have announced The Authors Show radio and broadcast schedule for the week of May 2, 2016. The new show schedule is available at the Authors Marketing Powerhouse site.
For those who hope to sell books on the Internet, the challenge can be daunting. It can be confusing difficult, time consuming and expensive. Book Marketing, branded as The Authors Marketing Powerhouse, helps authors overcome these challenges by providing authors and publishers three distinct benefits:
* No charge publicity - members can upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. Each author can develop a personalized page and a personal blog. The site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.
* No charge marketing training - provided through the Book Marketing Master Class series of training videos and peer to peer sharing of information.
* Buyers club - low pricing on products and services used by authors and publishers to market books allows members to dramatically reduce book production and book marketing costs.
The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. The site is a joint collaboration, developed by Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson, Executive Producer of The Authors Show.
The Authors Show radio shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows by genre include fiction, non-fiction and Christian shows. The upcoming scheduled radio lineups include:
Week May 2, 2016 On The Authors Show:
J. P. Sitler
John William Law
R. G. Bud Phelps
Anita A. Caruso
Mark Wayne Adams
Mary J. Williams
Dr. LaSharnda Beckwith
Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio. Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs.
More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions about Book Marketing can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com. Questions about The Authors Show can be addressed to Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.
Free Publicity Focus Group
The Authors Show
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
"Googling 'Martial Law, Obama' suggests Obama may not leave office. A pastor's dream in the 1980's offers a similar scenario. Matthew 24 also supports that possibility, especially in view of the disarray of political candidates and the FBI investigation of Clinton," says Dr. Richard Ruhling, author on Bible prophecy. He also offers thoughts on 'strategic relocation.'
More than two million results for 'Martial Law, Obama' on Google and many articles suggest the possibility that Obama will not step down after 2016 or perhaps why he is unlikely to do so. Pastor Jack Darnall had a dream in the 1980's of a tall black president of the US when Christ comes. He had short hair, big ears, well-liked at first, but he became a “terrible dictator.”
"Biblical signs support an impending event in May that could bring martial law but the Bible also tells us what to do about it," says Dr. Ruhling.
Prepper gurus and an author on 'strategic relocation' tell us that population density is the worst factor for survival because a lawless element will prevail in the cities with rioting, mob violence and the inability of authorities to keep the peace.
Christians cite Matthew 24 as “signs of the times,” but most do not take Christ's sayings seriously. For example, He said to flee when the abomination of desolation is seen. Early believers understood that to mean Rome and when the Roman army came in 66 AD, they fled and were spared the siege by Titus in 70 AD.
"Last summer, America had a military drill (Jade Helm) on US soil for the first time in history, and we also had a visit from Rome, 'standing where it ought not' (Mark 13:14) in the US Congress. Why not?"
“Congress shall make no laws respecting the establishment of religion,' and that is what the pope is all about," Ruhling continued. "If one wants to live in a country where the government is in bed with the papacy, any country south of our border will do, but why do they all want to come here?"
According to Dr. Ruhling, other Bible signs fulfilled last year include the approval of homosexual marriage by the Supreme Court and the Iran Nuke Treaty. Christ said that it rained fire and brimstone the day that Lot left Sodom, Lk 17, and 'when they say Peace and safety, sudden destruction comes,' Paul wrote in his 5th chapter to Thessalonians.
"The bottom line," Ruhling concluded, "is a willingness to heed a warning and make plans for evacuation if one is unable to sell in the city for a rural rental that allows mobility as a key ingredient to survival. Type “72 hour warning before martial law” into YouTube to consider one that describes false flag computer virus in banks by Susanne Posel."
A parallel time in history saw the woman (people of God) flee to the wilderness and the earth helped the woman (12th of Revelation). That was about America that grew up from a wilderness land, but rapid changes suggest a parallel principle applies now.
"Making hard decisions could enable one to survive well in the times ahead. Paralysis of the analysis may be disastrous," says Ruhling who offers more information and links at http://MayJudgmentDay.com.
About Dr. Richard Ruhling:
Dr. Richard Ruhling is a retired physician who taught Health Science at Loma Linda University, an expert on Biblical prophecy and the author of 'The Alpha & Omega Bible Code'. His ebooks have mostly 5-star reviews, seen at http://amzn.to/1JTMjY9 and are free Saturday.
Dr. Richard Ruhling
Fantasy Fiction Author Laura Hughes Announces Youtube Channel For Inspirational Book Series For Teens, 'The Sara Chronicles'
Fantasy fiction author Laura Hughes has created a video channel that features 50 videos featuring characters and subject matter drawn from 'The Sarah Chronicles' series of inspirational books for teens.
In the tradition of 'Lord Of The Rings' and 'Harry Potter', Laura Hughes builds entire worlds peopled with heroic role models that young readers find irresistible. Hughes' characters are richly drawn and teach young people important life skills and are filled with magic, monsters, legends and high adventures. Hughes works take young readers to magical lands with young and very human characters that just happen to possess special abilities. Her primary message is that young people can, through determination, overcome any challenge.
"In order to share my vision of Sara’s world and all the characters involved in her adventures- I present my story lines in video format often with narration in order to share the situations I have created for my characters," Hughes stated."My storyline is rich and varied, filled with many different locations and intense battles. I want to share my excitement about this unique gathering of gifted children and all they experience with everyone and hope that, by presenting this in more than one format, I can generate that excitement in others."
'The Sara Chronicles' is the first book in the series. In that book Sara's life changes dramatically one day when she is transported to the Land of the Keepers, a strange place where nothing is quite what it seems, and danger is around every bend. Sara is told by the Keepers that an evil group called the Garren have been causing trouble in the land. People have been disappearing, those that are left have begun to change dramatically from kind and loving neighbors to hateful, violent bullies. Sara is told that she has special powers given to her at birth that will help save these people. So not only does she have to discover what the power is, she has to find two children just like her who will help complete this enormous responsibility.
Other books in 'The Sara Chronicles' include 'Evolution Of Us - Book 2', 'The Return - Book 3', 'Chaos, Confusion and Changing Of The Guard - Book 4', 'The Great Unknown and All That Lies Beneath It - Book 5', and 'Into Darkness We Go - Up Above And Down Below - Book 6' and 'Stories New, Stories Old - Things Re-written and Things Foretold - Book 7'. Complete information on all of her adventure books for teens is available at her website.
Hughes' works have received rave reviews from readers. One stated, "A grand reading adventure for young and old alike . . .' Another said, "This book was impossible to put down . . ."
The Youtube series of videos are dramatic excerpts from the books, combined with character studies that young people will find fascinating. The videos can be accessed at the Sara Chronicles Youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UunATqI7M6OvH_QJb5-WQ.
A free download from 'The Sara Chronicles' is available at Hughes' website.
Laura Hughes is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All of her books are available at Amazon. More information is available at her website at http://www.adventurebookforteens.com.
About Laura Hughes:
Laura Hughes is an enthusiastic teller of tales. Most of her time is spent thinking of new stories to tell. She has produced the entire series of 'The Sara Chronicles' books in just over 5 years.