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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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Making a welcome return on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is my guest Bruce Sarte.

An accomplished songwriter with two gold records to his credit, Bruce lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and three children. In addition to writing, he enjoys baseball, playing guitar, reading, church, cooking and being a dad. Bruce grew up at the Jersey Shore (the picture is at Point Pleasant Beach, where Sands of Time is set) and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, NJ where he first became enthralled with reading and writing. From his early influences Bruce was introduced to and fell in love with Shakespeare, Marlow, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In addition to his books, Bruce has written for The Bleacher Report, The Father Life and The Examiner.

Bruce has published the vampire thriller Sands of Time, the
paranormal murder mystery Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509, the story
of how God selected The Star of Christmas, stories in the horror
anthology Bump in the Night 2010, Bump in the Night 2011 and Bump in the
Night 2013 horror anthologies; plus the Kindle/Nook only offerings –
the historical mystery of Sweet Nessie, the top selling horror
short-story Best Friends Forever about two friends who have been
kidnapped by a secretive cult and The Show Must Go On, a story about an
old theater and its last gasp of breathe… literally.

The thrilling detective novels, Philadelphia Story (Lance
Carter #1) and The Insider’s Story (Lance Carter #2) have stormed to the
top of the Amazon charts quickly after their release.

We learned during the show that “Sands of Time” is being re-written for a TV film, also about brice’s latest book due to be released the end of this month The Kill Commission” which introduces us to a new character in the shape of Tim Rutherford.

 

About “The Kill Commission”
 
When Tim Rutherford’s daughter is brutally
murdered, it opens up a chasm inside of him that can only be filled by
one thing — justice. But, when justice fails his little girl this
highly trained federal agent realizes there is only one way to fill the
chasm: revenge.
And The Kill Commission is just the group to give it to him.
The Commission is filled with people just like
Tim, all have been wronged by the justice system — and all want their
own slice of revenge. And they’ve recruited Tim to do their dirty work.
Tim sets forth doing the Commission’s dirty work until he realizes that
they aren’t what they seem — and he has to right the wrongs that have
been done.

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 Bruce Sarte

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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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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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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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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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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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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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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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Children’s author Ana Koza is todays guest on “A Book and a Chat”

Ana has recently released two books for kids aged 6-8, THE MAGIC WORDS and AROUND THE WORLD, both of which will be a great addition to both schools  and libraries, as well as a great book to share with young readers.

THE MAGIC WORDS tells the story of how Tommy learns to say “the magic words” that his mother explains to him, as he enjoys his days riding his bike, spending time at school, eating his favorite foods, playing in the park and doing all the kinds of stuff other boys his age do each day. Tommy comes to find from his loving and caring mom that learning to say PLEASE and THANK YOU opens up a world to him he never knew.

THE MAGIC WORDS are beautifully illustrated by Gisela Margarito

AROUND THE WORLD is seen through the eyes of 6-year old Ellie who shows other kids about the big, wide and wonderful world we live in. In the pages of AROUND THE WORLD, Ellie visits her friend Madhu in India who helps her mom make dishes like Paneer Tikka Masala (cheese with tangy tomato sauce), her soccer player pal Eric in Australia, Jessica in Mexico who loves Mariachi music to Abassi in Nigeria who reads before he goes to bed each night in Africa. Ellie also visits the animals that live in Antarctica too, like penguins and seals. ATW is a dazzlingly charming book that will certainly thrill many youngsters.

Being a full-time mom is hard work, but I do my best to manage my time to share my stories with you. I steadfastly believe in the importance of good manners, respecting others and empowerment through self-confidence, as I teach these virtues to my kids daily.  It is with great hope that my stories will trigger your child’s imagination!
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 Ana Koza

Barry

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Liz Czukas collects college degrees she doesn’t use, types too loud, and always has a song stuck in her head. She is also one of the YA debut authors in the Class of 2K14 and author of one of the best YA books of this year in the form of “Ask Again Later”.

Having Liz in today’s “A Book and a Chat” was something I had been looking forward to after reading about her and the reviews of this debut book, and the show was no disappointment.

From an early age Liz has always dabbled in writing, not thinking she could make a career of it. Instead she studied Anthropology (Indiana Jones inspired), History (because she loves all kinds of stories), Classics (more stories), then Nursing (because she needed a job), then Midwifery. Along the way she even learned Spanish though only the words that she might use with a woman giving birth.

Liz got serious again when her son was born, using nap times to create her novels. After a couple of false starts she wrote “Ask Again Later” which was snapped up by a publisher and has opened the flood gates for Liz’s creative writing.

About “Ask Again Later” :

Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.

Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?

Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?

Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…

With a second book “Top Ten Clues your Clueless” already on the way the name of Liz Czukas is one that will continue to delight all those lovers of YA literature.

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 Liz Czukas

Barry

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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest on today’s program is Heather McLaren is a Cherokee writer living in southern Illinois with her husband and four children. She began her life in an unfortunate situation, much like thousands of children in this country. She was born to a fifteen-year-old mother who could not take care of her.

From such a start heather was lucky to find her new parents both caring and able to help her realize her own potential. They told Heather the sky was the limit when it came to what she could accomplish in life.

Life though continued to have issues and abusive marriage and the loss of her first child before she was 21.

Then came the birth of Kimber Liliana—a child the doctors said could never survive the stroke she had suffered in the womb. Seven long months later Heather brought Kimber home to the amazement of the doctors. Though Kimber is still bedridden from spastic cerebral palsy, she celebrated her eleventh birthday last May—a joyous event Heather never takes for granted.

Life shad not finished with Heather and she was then herself diagnosed with bipolar disorder, but instead of giving in to her disease, she picked herself up, met and married her soul mate and began writing fantasy novels.

The result is “Mythos” the first book in “The Mer Chronicles” and what looks to me like being a truly wonderful YA Fantasy “must read” series.

About “Mythos” :

True love was the last thing David Cooley expected to find in the Bahamas, But the moment he laid eyes on Faren Sands, he knew he had found the girl of his dreams. How could he know she was a mermaid from the lost island of Atlantis?

Because of the strict laws regarding human contact, the couple flee the consequences of their forbidden passion, while at the same time they struggle to survive a conflict that has been brewing between the mermaids and sea demons for millennia.

Once the epic battle begins, fate forces David to make a decision that will forever affect his young life. Should he stick by the woman he loves, risking his mortality for a civilization that hates him?

Heather herself states how she wrote the book to inspire people…

She wanted to embrace her husband’s kind and and protective nature, thus bringing David Cooley’s character to life. (Her son) Bryce’s loyalty shines through as David’s best friend, and (her daughter) Charlie’s innocent and inquisitive nature and (her step daughter) Dakota’s playfulness triumph in future books. Heather’s youngest child’s bravery and determination to live despite her handicap was inspiration enough to immortalize her in black and white. By creating Cindel’s character (for Kimber), Heather hopes that readers will see people with special needs as having the same potential as every one else.

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 Heather McLaren

Barry

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My guest today is Chris Karslen a native of Chicago, former police detective now romantic suspense author and paranormal romance author. Chris grew up with a love of history and books. Her parents loved traveling, a passion they passed on to their daughter.

Though her desire to write began in her teens, Chris spent twenty-five years in law enforcement with two different agencies before deciding to pursue her dreams.

Now an internationally published author, Chris has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Near East, and North Africa satisfying her desire to visit the places she’d read about.

Having spent a great deal of time in England and Turkey, she has used her love of both places as settings for her books. “Heroes Live Forever,” which is her debut book, is set in England as is the sequel, “Journey in Time.” Both are part of her “Knights in Time” series. Chris also has “Golden Chariot” and “Byzantine Gold” in her “Dangerous Waters” series.

Chris’s latest novel is “Knight Blindness” book three in the “Knights in Time”

About “Knight Blindness” :

Given a choice between the pleasant life you knew centuries ago or
the possibility of all you want in an uncertain new world, which would you choose?
Two men torn through time find themselves in the modern but alien world.
Old enemies, one hunting the other,one discovering love, both fighting private battles to survive.


Book 3 of The Knights in Time Series


Ready for battle, Medieval English knight, Stephen Palmer, charges into the French enemy’s cavalry line. Heeding a warning given months before, he hesitates as he comes face-to-face with the knight in the warning. Struck down in the year 1356, he finds himself landing in the year 2013.


Grievously wounded, he’s taken to a nearby hospital. Confused by the new world surrounding him, he attempts to convince the staff he’s from another time, only to find they think him mad.


Rescued by friends, who, to his surprise, have also come through time, he must find a way to function in this odd modern England. He is quickly enchanted by the kind Esme Crippen, the young woman hired to tutor him. She too is enchanted by him. Tempted to deepen the relationship, she hesitates thinking him adorable, but mad.


He must discover the means for getting her to believe the truth, all the while, unknown to him, he didn’t come forward in time alone. The enemy knight has also traveled to 2013.


French noble, Roger Marchand, doesn’t question why the English knight who charged him hesitated. That fraction of a pause gave him the advantage needed and he brought his sword down upon the Englishman’s helmet hard, unhorsing the knight. He moved to finish the Englishman off when the world changed in a rush of sensations as he is ripped through time.


Seeking a reason for the terrible event, he enters a nearby chapel. There, thinking God has chosen him for a quest to turn French defeat that day in 1356 to victory, he sets out to find the English knight. The man he is convinced holds the key to time. If he returns to the day of the battle, he can warn his king of mistakes that snatched victory from them.

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 Chris Karlsen

Barry

Direct link to this show and all my other arched shows.

“A Book and a Chat with Chris Karlsen” and all my other archived shows

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:

“Chris Karlsen – Heroes Live forever and Knight Blindness series”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

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