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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Lyn Croft, a sci-fi fantasy writer born and raised in sunny Southern California. There, she raises her daughter, works full time, writes novels, and plays video games in her spare time. Her debut novel “Blood & Lilies” was the first in “Bloodlines” a series of epic tales for the battle between good and evil.

This successful novel has now been followed, perhaps with the aid of y Buffy and Angel DVD’s; by book two “Blood and Kindred”.

About “Blood and Kindred”:

Cara expected a relaxing spring break, free from studying, free from exams. Instead, her reality has been crushed as she is thrown into a world of the supernatural and finds out that the very battle between Heaven and Hell centers around her.

Halflings, Vampyres, and Werewolves are now part of her reality as she struggles to survive.

Her best friend is now a vampyre and Zillah, the ancient vampyre queen is still hot on her trail. New enemies emerge as lost loved ones resurface. In this exciting sequel to BLOOD and LILIES, the Halflings fight to protect the key while everywhere they turn; they face betrayal and new enemies. 

Will Eamon lose Cara forever when she finds out the secrets behind the Halfling’s heritage and learns what she truly is? Or will Zillah finally win in her quest and open the portal between all realms, destroying our mortal reality and the key along with it? 

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Lyn Croft

Barry

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is award winning author Mike Faricy .  His novels are an addictive
combination of mystery and suspense woven together with a rich strain of
humor and a bit of romance.

Always into books from an early age Mike entertaining and engrossing tales are filled with the sort of quirky, oddball characters many would like to know more about, but wisely prefer to keep at a distance. Many of the characters serve, not so much as examples of real people, but more as warnings to the rest of us of the darker side of humanity. Readers will not find characters who are saving the world from terrorism, international banking conspiracies, or coups to topple the government. Rather, they are part of our world, living just below the surface of polite society. The difficulties the characters find themselves in are usually due to their own bad decisions, but then, bad decisions make for interesting tales.

From Mike’s first book “Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick” his crime novel which now number 14 include seven in the marvelous series which introduces us to the bizarrely devilish Devlin Haskell as a PI with a foot on both sides of the law. From the first book in the series “Russian Roulette” through others such as “Mr. Softee “ and “Bite Me” to his latest release the “Ting-a-ling”.

About “Ting-A-Ling”

Continuing the Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Series with Case 7

After answering Danielle’s middle of the night phone call, private investigator Dev Haskell offers to help. It’s a simple task. All he has to do is deliver a message to her former business partner. The next thing he knows, Dev is involved in a missing person case and he can’t find his client or her business partner. That turns out to be the least of his problems when he finds himself on the hook for murder and all the evidence points toward him.

Meanwhile, an incident from his childhood continues to haunt Dev. With his very freedom hanging in the balance everything seems to be beyond his control. He’ll need all his skill and a good deal of luck to save himself. In a tale fraught with danger, Mike Faricy, Master of the Bizarre lays one twist on top of another until a murder rap becomes the least of Dev’s problems.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Mike Faricy

Barry

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Today’s “A Book and a Chat” has Sally Ember dropping by to make an appearance. Describing herself as “Author, Buddhist meditator, NPO manager, swimmer, musician, poet, dreamer” Sally did not disappoint in making the show one that all will have enjoyed.

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Sally has been passionate about writing since she was nine years old. She’s won prizes for her poetry, stories, songs and plays. She began  meditation in her teens. Now, Sally delights fans of paranormal and romance by blurring the lines between fact and fiction in a multiverse of multiple timelines, often including exciting elements of utopian science fiction and Buddhism.

Her “The Spanners Series” is classed as sci-fi/ romance/ speculative fiction/paranormal/ multiverse/ utopian ebooks for Adult/New and Young Adult audiences.

Currently consisting of two novels “”This Changes Everything” and “This Changes My Family and My Life Forever,” Sally has  a further eight books in the series already mapped out.

About “This Changes My Family and My Life Forever”

Dr. Clara Ackerman Branon, 58, begins having secret visits from holographic representations of beings from the Many Worlds Collective, a consortium of planet and star systems in the multiverse. When Earth is invited to join the Collective, the holos choose Clara as liaison between Earth and the Many Worlds Collective to make the secret visits public and guide Earth’s new leaders.



While Earthers adjust their beliefs and ideas about life, religion, culture, identity and everything they think and are, rebellions and conflicts arise. The Collective works with Clara to create the Psi-Warriors who fight the leaders of the resistance, the Psi-Defiers. With multiple re-sets needed to revise the past and future to save lives, in which of the timelines in the multiverse does her love, Epifanio Dang, get to be with Clara? Over Clara’s thirty-year term as Chief Communicator, Earthers must undergo major transformations.



Are YOU ready for the changes?

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Sally Ember

Barry

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H. A. Somerled (Heather) todays guest on “A Book and a Chat”  lives in the Missoula, Montana area.

After an uneventful tour in the U.S. Navy, she followed her passions and enrolled in Culinary School. She graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art and has also completed a writing course from the Long Ridge Writer’s Group.

From an early age Heather wrote little stories including one about her morning routine where her mother says “Now is the time is the time is the time.” In eighth grade she had a teacher who encouraged pupils to write a journal and hand it in every week. Heather wrote about a creature in her locker (named the Lockerness Monster) who ate her homework, stole one gym sock or shoe, and caused her a lot of grief in middle school. Since then she has written short stories whenever the inspiration hit her.

After watching Sherlock and The Adventures of Merlin and fascinated by the two main actors, (Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Morgan) Heather thought they could play brothers. Then she thought they could be a police officer and a smart ass brother who always got in trouble. Threw in a female American hacker to spice things up, and it blossomed into her debut novel “Angel’s Code”, which is now closely followed by “Angel’s Betrayal” both part of the “Angel Hacker Series”.

About “Angel’s Betrayal”

Its summertime and insects are not the only thing flying in the London skies. Oliver and Danny Murray return in this explosive second in the series novel. When two C.I.A. agents appear in Oliver Murray’s office, he knows nothing good could come from it. An American drone has gone missing and the agents believe the one of their own has taken it. The agent’s name is Sara Parsons, also known as Fallen Angel. Maintaining her innocence, Angel tries to find the real thief, but when one of the agents sent to arrest her turns up dead in her flat, Oliver has a hard time believing her. With the help from his brother, Danny, Oliver betrays his own instincts and decides to help Angel find the true murderer and drone thief.

As one reviewer put it… “Intelligent and fast paced, the action is very fun to read with the author’s irreverent humor sprinkled throughout the story”. The name H.A. Somerled is one to look for on your book shelves.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with H. A. Somerled

Barry

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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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I am glad to have on “A Book and a Chat” the return of international best selling thriller writer Allan Topol to chat his tenth book the latest his Craig Page thriller “The Argentine Triangle“.

Hero Craig Page previously appeared on the trilogy , the third and final book in trilogy that includes “The Spanish Revenge”,The China Gambit”, “The Russian Endgame”.

Now Allan Toplol one of the best thriller writers of today is back with The Argentine Triangle” another must read for all lovers of thrillers.

A lawyer of some not, Allan has used his legal and military knowledge along with locations he has visited in his much traveled life to produce a stream of books that have readers eagerly awaiting his next page turning thriller.

Currently, plans are in the works to make three of the earlier novels “SPY DANCE”, “A WOMAN OF VALOR”, and “DARK AMBITION” to be made into movies. As we learned a screenwriter has already been hired by a producer to write a screenplay for SPY DANCE, and it is nearing completion.–

About “The Argentine Triangle”: (taken from Amazon)

After a fall from grace and drastic cosmetic surgery in Switzerland,
former CIA director Craig Page is enjoying a new, exhilarating life
racing cars across Europe. But when new dangers threaten America and an
old friend goes missing during a covert mission in Argentina, will Craig
be ready to step up to the plate?



Undercover in the glamorous world of
Buenos Aires’ wealthy elite, Page finds himself on the brink of a
terrible discovery. General Estrada and Colonel Schiller have plans for
Argentina, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A world of brutality
hidden in the classified secrets of Argentina’s Dirty War comes to
light, painting an image of the cataclysmic future awaiting Estrada’s
South America. To expose Estrada and put an end to his plot, Page is
forced to implement every instinct, skill, and tool in his arsenal. But
when it comes time to close in for the kill, Page meets with unexpected
complications-love, lust, and a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Hard on
the heels of The Russian Endgame comes Allan Topol‘s next great
thriller.

Rife with the exotic backdrops and hairpin plot turns that
put Topol on the best-seller list, The Argentine Triangle is a
heart-stopping foray into human vice coupled with power accelerating
towards catastrophe.

As the review says…In a world fraught with global conspiracy, Craig Page is king. So check it out!

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Allan Topol

Barry

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THE ANNUAL RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION AND 700 AUTHORS BRING “THE BIG READ” TO THE BIG EASY! 

So
as we learned during yesterdays show reads the hand out about the 31st Romantic Times or as it’s now called
RT Convention. Today we have another of the hundreds of guest authors and speakers at the
event appearing on “A Book and a Chat” in the form of contemporary romance author Renee Flagler

Renee Daniel Flagler is an award-winning freelance writer,
award-nominated author, and a seasoned marketing professional. Under the
divisions of Aspicomm Media, Renee has married the things she enjoys
the most; writing, marketing, and events, into one fulfilling personal
career.

Renee treasured the art of writing since she was a young girl and in
2004 she took her love of creative writing seriously and self-published
her first novel, Mountain High, Valley Low. She later released
Miss-Guided, and the highly-anticipated sequel to her first book
entitled, In Her Mind. Renee’s latest novel is Raging Blue. She is
currently working on her next releases, Still Raging and The
Relationship Survival Guide
, her first non-fiction endeavor.

Renee is the founder of The Self-Publishing Symposium, a business
conference for self and independent publishers, The S’Indie Awards,
which honors the works and accomplishments of self and independent
publishers and the Divas of Literature Tour, a multi-city book tour.
Renee is also the founder of SheBiz.net (www.shebiz.net) a lifestyle blog for women pursuing their passions.

Renee is the recipient of an Excellence in Journalism award by the
New York Association of Black Journalists and also was honored by Black
Star News for her accomplishments in business for starting the
Self-Publishing Symposium, and the Unlock Your Dreams conference.

About “Raging Blue”:

Blue Holiday has decided to call foul and leave her
destructive marriage. But her cheating husband, Jaylin, decides he needs
her money to survive and insists on a rematch. Usually, Blue would be
game, but after discovering the depths of his depravity, she drops him
from her roster of eligible’s.
Unaccustomed to rejection, especially
from his wife, Jaylin decides to take what he feels is rightfully his.
Problem is, he forgot a woman in love will put up with a lot. But a
woman enraged, she’ll let you think you’re winning, just before she
snatches it all. 
As one review out it…
Raging Blue” by Renee Daniel Flagler is a gripping fast paced tale. From
the first page you enter Blue and Jay Mack’s world. You will find
yourself rooting for Blue’ survival and strength. You will be praying
for everyone that gets in Blue’s path as she fights to gain her own. You
will also meet Gavin. Who is a friend a real true friend. Or his he?
Along this pages we also meet Mia. Mia you either hate her or love her,
but she definitely keeps you going.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Renee Flagler

Barry

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Jennifer Conner is a best-selling Northwest
author who has forty short stories and books in print. She writes in
Christmas Romance, Contemporary Romance, Paranormal Romance, Historical
Romance, and Erotica.

She has hit Amazon’s top fifty authors ranking and her books have been #1 in sales.

Her novel “Shot in the Dark” was a finalist in the Emerald City Opener, Cleveland, and Toronto RWA contests.

Jennifer is an Associate Publisher for the indie e-book publisher,
Books to Go Now
who resides in the Seattle area. They pride themselves
in helping new authors get their foot in the door with well-edited
manuscripts, professional covers, and platforms uploads.

always with something new to share we heard about one of her latest and I’m sure best sellers book one in her new The Places to See Series
The Empress of Ireland”.

About “The Empress if Ireland”:

Laila Byrne made a final promise to her friend. She will travel more and
work less. After sticking a pin in a map of the world, she heads off to
Ireland.


Laila’s trip doesn’t work out as planned, but the mix-up results in a chance encounter with a handsome Irishman, Alasdair.


Alasdair spends all his waking hours trying to figure out how to
keep his family’s century old pub, The Empress of Ireland, open for
business. He doesn’t have time for anything. But when the lovely
American comes across his path, will he find time?


Once you come to Ireland, you may never leave. 

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Jennifer Connor

Barry

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Helene Dunbar is today’s guest on a Book and a Chat, and though this is her debut book she has been a freelance writer for some years covering subjects from court cases, theater, and Native American Indian tribes to features about fiddles & accordions.

Her debut novel is a moving and thought provoking YA novel “These Gentle Wounds”.

The idea for These Gentle Wounds came from an unfortunate number
of true cases, some of which Helene once wrote about for an educational
book series. In a 2010 case in New York State, one of the children
survived and she started to wonder what his life would be like. Helene followed the real life story and the boy’s life is nothing like
Gordie’s. For better or worse.

About “These Gentle Wounds”:

Sometimes I wish I’d lost a leg or something. Everyone can understand
that. They never get it when what’s been broken is inside your head.

Five
years after an unspeakable tragedy that changed him forever, Gordie
Allen has made a new home with his half-brother Kevin. Their arrangement
works since Kevin is the only person who can protect Gordie at school
and keep him focused on getting his life back on track.

But just
when it seems like things are becoming normal, Gordie’s biological
father comes back into the picture, demanding a place in his life. Now
there’s nothing to stop Gordie from falling into a tailspin that could
cost him everything–including his relationship with Sarah, the first
girl he’s trusted with the truth. With his world spinning out of
control, the only one who can help Gordie is himself . . . if he can
find the strength to confront the past and take back his future.

With a second book already in the editing stage for release next year, I am sure the name Helene Dunbar will continue to be on the must read YA list.

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Helene Dunbar

Barry

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From ancient Greece to the 21st century, poets have gazed at the heavens, trying to unlock the mystery and beauty of the cosmos in verse. In his charming new collection, DARKLIGHT, Leonard H. Roller, one of those poetic seekers, leavens his fascination with the cosmos and love of writing poetry with a gentle humor that will leave readers chuckling while they ponder the great celestial questions and What It All Means.

In the 77 poems in DARKLIGHT, Roller employs a range of poetic styles – from classical sonnets to free verse – to present his unique vision of such astronomical concepts as black holes, dark energy, the “Big Bang” theory, white dwarf stars , multiverses, the possible beginning and end of our universe and the existence of God.

Readers need not be well-versed in such subjects – or in poetry itself – to enjoy Roller’s poems. His writing is user-friendly and will appeal to those who love poetry, are intrigued by cosmology, as well as those looking for something different, a touch of profundity, but refreshingly free of pretense and confusing obscurity. Roller’s ideas and writing style go down easily. Simply put, the poems in DARKLIGHT are fun.

Roller holds advanced degrees in journalism and literature, is well-read in physics and astronomy. His love affair with the heavens began as a “star struck” boy peering into the night sky through a telescope given to him as a birthday gift. Though infatuated with poetry throughout his life, he began to take writing poetry seriously after reading a book by actor Stephen Fry titled “The Ode Less Traveled,” a manual on poetic style and form.

“I discovered that I really wanted to write poems,” Roller says. Astronomy and things celestial became natural subjects for him. In time, he started to send his work to literary magazines, where many of his poems were published.

Roller’s poetry reflects his darkly humorous view of the universe. “It has both a light side and a dark side. I don’t know what God had in mind, but it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that He made the world – and us — tongue-in-cheek, a cosmic cocktail of tears and laughter.”

The imagery of Roller’s poems is striking and amusing. A black hole is likened to a gobbling troll, a quasar to a wedding feast, the death of stars to the fading of a movie queen:

As time and celestial taste go by,
They are no longer stellar queens.
Whether with a shriek or a sigh,
They leave the screen.

Roller hopes his poems will encourage readers to think a little about where we came from and where we’re going, “…about what we’re doing here and why.”

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Leonard Roller

Barry

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On todays “A Book and a Chat” I have debut author Glenn Ogura.

In his book “Startup” Glenn  displays all the skills of a veteran storyteller. Using much of his own working experience Glenn has created in “Startup”  a roller-coaster ride of a book that finds the sweet spot between the legal suspense tales of John Grisham and the science-fiction thrillers of Michael Crichton.

Kirkus Reviews has hailed STARTUP as “a solid business thriller … reminiscent of John Grisham’s THE FIRM.”

About “Startup” :

Set in California’s Silicon Valley, “Startup” follows a young idealist/entrepreneur, Zack Penny, as he strives to achieve his dream of creating a new company that will launch an international revolution in technology through the creation of wallpaper-thin displays that will completely surround a viewer. Zack works for a highly successful company called Display Technik, run by CEO Allen Henley, whose vision is based on a success-at-all-costs philosophy. Zack sees Henley as a mentor, but Zack’s philosophy favors high morals and values over Henley’s ruthless, end-justifies-the-means model of doing business.


Zack’s dream takes root one morning when he discovers an important paper has been taken from his office. Someone has exposed Zack’s secret plan to break away from Display Technik and start his own company. Henley gives Zack another chance to pledge his loyalty to the firm, but Zack resigns instead, more determined than ever to realize his vision. 

Soon, the optimistic if naive Zack steps into his new facility with high hopes for success. Henley, however, has already launched a plan to destroy Zack, his company, and Zack’s relationship with Henley’s daughter, Mary Anne.
Asked to describe his book Glenn says… “STARTUP is a story about greed and corruption … it addresses the issue of morals and ethics in business (and in life) which are certainly controversial topics in the headlines

So listen now and share an interesting and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Glenn Ogura

Barry

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