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My guest today is Luke Murphy one time ice hockey starlet
and now lighting the writing world as the author if adventure thriller “Dead Man’s
Hand”.
Born in a small rural community in Western Quebec his dream
growing up in a location where you learned to skate before you could walk was
to become and ice hockey star.
When his mother lost her battle with cancer he decided to
out his mind to his dream. The fact he was only 5’9” and weighing 160 pounds in
a time when ice hockey was looking for big bodies on the ice did not put him
off and he won many awards before using his one ice talent to get a hockey
scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology where he gained Bachelor of
Science degree in Marketing with a Minor in Sociology.
He went on to get called upon by the Florida Panthers and
though he got to play only four games in the NHL he had a career all be terminated
early through injury, he had a carrier in the minors terminated by an serious
eye injury.
Knowing that dream had come to the end he returned to his
home town and not only started a career as coach but also writing for a local
paper, so began his drive to becoming an author.
Several years later and after first learning the craft of a
writer he has produced a wonderful murder suspense novel “Dead Man’s Hand”
About “Dead Man’s Hand” (taken from Imajin Books)

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a
sadistic African-American Las Vegas
debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be
the perfect fall-guy.

…and the cards don’t fall your
way?

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the
murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle
of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in
Vegas in the last twelve years.

The book has received many great reviews, several remarking that the book
which is in the style of James Patterson or Rick Mofina, does not have the feel
of a debut book.

As one reviewer put it…

I loved how the book kept me in the dark right till the very end! The author
made me sympathize with his protaganist Calvin Watters through excellent
character building, and I was definitely rooting for him! I believe the author
took some serious time doing research for this novel, it was educational AND
entertaining for me! A terrific debut! I look forward to more work from Luke
Murphy in the future.

Well another book is already underway reviewer, and as we discussed during
the show perhaps then a follow up on “duck duck goose”….
 

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 Luke Murphy

Barry
Direct link to the show
A Book and a Chat with Luke Murphy

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
“Luke Murphy”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:
“Luke Murphy – Dead Mans Hand”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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At the third time of asking I finally was able to have Tony
Cane-Honeysett
as my guest on “A Book and a Chat”. Last Friday we had issues
with the radio broadcast, with echo’s on the line then troublers with the
actual program, we were due to re-do the program on Monday but I had to cancel
owing to other commitments.
Tony is one of those talented people who no matter what they
do they find success, from wanting to be a musician (he did go to Nashville and
make an album later in his life), doing ballet to help with his soccer, to being
an Emmy Award winning writer and filmmaker, and now author.
His documentary film “The Royal Academy” which started out
as an exercise so he could learn how to use his new camera ended up winning two
Emmy awards. This success was followed up by a bondage film “Mondo Bondo”.
During his investigation for “Mondo Bono” he chatted to
several Dominatrix’s and was amazed at the number of high ranking judges and
directors that used that service.
Tony has now taken this knowledge and produced a wonderful
novel “Fem Dom” which is the shortened term used for ‘Female Domination’. Originally Tony was planning to make
this into another screenplay but instead went the direction of it being a
novel. Not that the original idea has been forgotten, indeed you can see a
short film snippet on the web site link.
When I
asked Tony how he was promoting the book, his wonderful reverse psychology was…
“I tell
people it’s a disgusting book and strongly advise them against buying it. This
always piques their interest and they always want to know more!”
About “Fem
Dom
”:
When faithful wife Tara Drew suspects her advertising
executive husband is seeing a Dominatrix, she sets out to trap him in the act.
She pays the Dominatrix to teach her how to please men by dominating them and
inflicting pain. But her plan to snare her husband has very bizarre
consequences. Way out of her comfort zone as an undercover Fem Dom, Tara
discovers a kinky world that both intrigues and disgusts her. But now she is
the one with a secret life that she doesn’t want her husband to find out about.
He has already received some great reviews and I am including
on from one of the top reviewers on Amazon Grady Harp who gave the book 5
starts.
A Movie Waiting to be Optioned!, October 8, 2012
Tony
Cane-Honeysett has the gift! Though the title of this book may throw a few
prospective buyers off, FEM DOM is not a travelogue into the bowels of
degenerate sexual behavior, but instead it is a at once a study of how control
dominates the minds of those climbing the steep ladder of corporate success,
leaving in its path the bruised family and friends and how in turn women can
respond to the need for domination – either actively or through persistent
investigation of the male control process and needs. Cane-Honeysett has created
a credible story about some incredible situations and he relates it with the
force of a both a dramatist and comic master. He comes to this first novel with
a depth of experience as a filmmaker of documentaries (which happens to include
a film that studies B&D `Mondo Bondo’) and as an Emmy award-winning writer.
Clem Drew is in the advertising field, completely immersed in his job and his
struggle to become the next CEO of his huge company when the current CEO
retires: his creative juices are responsible for landing some mega accounts for
he company while at the same time attempting to avoid the too evident struggle
with his in house competitor Kurt Fitzgerald. Tension and long hours keep Clem
fatigued, and the person who suffers is his wife Tara who spends her boring
housewife hours ending to Clem and volunteering as a baker for a church
charity. Tara longs for the missing passion and physical aspects of her
marriage to the handsome Clem, and when she sees whelps and bruises on Clem’s
back she grows suspicious of extramarital affairs. Follow-up on hints of
indiscretions of a name at the office prove false but the last straw is the
discovery of a card in Clem’s suit – Mistress Krystal – Professional Services –
952-941-5051 and on the back is the appointment Tuesday, 5 PM. Tara shares this
with her best friend Lorraine, a self-assured black gal who advises Tara to
explore this thoroughly.

The story flies from this point: Tara makes an appointment with Mistress
Krystal, a Dominatrix, who gradually introduces Tara into the world of Bondage
and Discipline and Tara buys her needed outfits and watches the humiliation
Mistress Krystal inflicts on wealthy men, ultimately being giving the chance to
humiliate one customer called `Sissy Boy’ – all in preparation to give Clem
what he desires at home while catching the bug for the role as a Dominatrix.
How this all plays out to the benefit of all persons introduced in this story
(with one MAJOR exception) is the hilarious manner in which the author closes
all doors and windows he has opened. Nothing is as it appears and the surprises
leave the reader completely satisfied.

It is rare when an author can use a dark subject as the basis for a story, but
in using the B&D idea he serves up a psychosocial sexual brew from which we
all learn about a subject few know. He makes it work – beautifully!

Like Grady
I can see this becoming the film that the book set out to be.

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 Tony Cane-Honeysett

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Tony Cane-Honeysett

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Tony Cane-Honeysett”

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

“Tony Cane-Honeysett – Fan Dom”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat

Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

 

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Melinda Marchiano is an award winning author, but more than that in my eyes she is an award winning person.

She has appeared previously on “A Book and a Chat” sharing with us about her book “Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery” which has now won several well deserved awards including Benjamin Franklin Award Best First Book Nonfiction, Silver Medal Ippy Award and ForeWord Reviews Book of The Year Finalist.

About “Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery”


The book is an uplifting story of thirteen-year-old Melinda Marchiano’s battle with cancer—told in her own unflinchingly honest words.

Melinda Marchiano first felt an eerie weakness on a family trip to Yosemite National Park. After doctors found a rock-hard lump in her chest, she received the devastating diagnosis of Hodgkin lymphoma. With eloquence, humor, and wisdom beyond her years, Melinda shares the ensuing battle of her young life.

As she struggles through treatment and fights to continue her study of ballet—her greatest passion—Melinda recounts the trials and triumphs of her illness: the elaborate pill schedules, the wretched nausea of chemotherapy, the never-ending support of her family, and the smiles and determination of the doctors and nurses who put her on the road to recovery.

Whether cancer has touched your life or not, Melinda’s tenacity, faith in God, and complete abandonment of self-pity make this survivor’s tale a truly unforgettable experience.

Since the last time Melinda was on the show she has continued to help thousands of “young warriors” being part of the “Make A Wish Foundation” “Hope” tour in which she traveled over 7000 miles visited 25 states and 15 hospitals, sharing with others her own experiences.

Now at Pepperdine where she is studying to become a doctor while still keeping her love of dance active she is working on a major documentary titled “The Truth 365”. (Check “thetruth365.org)

She has been busy narrating and doing voice over this is a ground-breaking, grass-roots documentary film and social media campaign that gives a voice to children fighting cancer.

The film features compelling and inspiring stories of children and their families fighting cancer as well as interviews with political leaders and several of the country’s most respected pediatric oncologists. With the help of thousands of volunteers and a very focused social media campaign, the film will inspire millions of people to show their support for children with cancer.

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 Melinda Marchiano

Barry

Direct link to the show
A Book and a Chat with Melinda Marchiano

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
“Melinda Marchiano”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:
“Melinda Marchiano – Grace: A Child’s Intimate Journey Through Cancer and Recovery”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat

Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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Today’s “A Book and a Chat” was lucky to have not one guest
in the form of Karen Mueller Bryson who is an award-winning/optioned
screenwriter, produced playwright and published novelist. She is also the
founder of “Short on Time Books”, fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the
go. Ideal reads for those on the go who want to read but can’t find the time to
get into that long novel. “Short Time Books” are fund fast paced books a reader
can finish in one sitting.
One such book which brings in my second guest is a biography
that Karen has written “Hell on Wheels – The Incredible Story of Rookie Roller
Derby Queen Cindy McCoy
”. And during the show I was lucky enough to have none
other than Cindy McCoy as my other guest.
In the early sixties while most other teenagers what to wear
and whom they would they might go to the prom with, Cindy McCoy, then only
fifteen was skating roller derby in Australia.
Coming from a far from happy childhood, Cindy found her escape
at the age of fourteen with the LA T-Birds roller team. A year later she
pleaded with her mother to be allowed to quit school and join the ranks of the
Roller Game as a rookie in Australia.
The whole country seemed to take to this small yet tough
young lady and she was in her rookie year not only voted “Roller Game Rookie of
the Year” but also “Roller Game Queen of the Year”.
Her story which Karen pens brilliantly in “Hell on Wheels”,
reveals the details of sports legend, “Cindy McCoy’s” inspirational life story.
How Cindy escaped a difficult youth, in which she faced abuse and abandonment,
by becoming a professional skater as a teen and traveling on an international
roller derby team. Fans in Australia became like a surrogate family to young
Cindy and she was soon voted Roller Game Rookie of the Year and Roller Game
Queen of the Year, an honor that was never repeated. This moving narrative,
about a young woman, who gave everything she had to the sport she loved, will
appeal to fans of roller derby as well as readers of all ages just learning
about this fascinating sport.
As one reviewer wrote…
“I love biographies and this book was very
enjoyable. I started reading the book on a Friday night and couldn’t put it
down. I enjoy quick-read type books like the ones Karen writes, as I don’t have
much spare time to read long novel type books. The Roller Derby Queen gives
inspiration to achieve your life goals no matter what type of hardships you are
raised with. More women should have her guts.”
They end their review “buy it today”, I
would not only endorse that but also mention, watch out for a possible film as
I think this great biography would make a wonderful movie.

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 Karen Mueller Bryson and Cindy McCoy

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Karen Mueller Bryson and Cindy McCoy

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Karen Mueller Bryson and Cindy McCoy”

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

“Karen Mueller Bryson – Hell on Wheels”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat

Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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Sometimes
during the over 500 shows I have introduced there is a guest that my family,
mainly my children pick up on and follow. When Amy Fellner Dominy previously
appeared on the show as one of the Class of 2K11 YA authors with her debut book
OyMG”, not only was the hour spent with Amy a totally fun show, but
her book has become a firm favorite with my whole family, who have been waiting
and perhaps pestering Amy for a follow up novel now with her new book
Audition & Subtraction”, there wish has been granted, my
daughter was also lucky enough to get an advanced copy of Amy’s new book…
WHICH THEY LOVED!
For those
who do not remember “OyMG” here is a brief synopsis.
Ellie Taylor loves nothing better than a good argument.
After all, she’s been arguing with her Zeydeh (that’s grandfather in Yiddish)
since she could talk. So when she gets accepted to the Christian Society Speech
and Performing Arts summer camp, she’s sure she can win the final tournament
and a scholarship to the best speech school in the country. Unfortunately, the
competition at CSSPA is hot—literally. His name is Devon and whether she likes
it or not, being near him makes her sizzle. Luckily she’s up for the
challenge—until she begins to suspect that the private scholarship’s benefactor
has negative feelings toward Jews. Will hiding her true identity be worth a
shot at her dream?
While Amy’s books fit between middle grade and YA I can tell
you from my own reading and from numerous other reviews that Amy’s books are
for all ages.
About “Audition
& Subtraction”
(Taken from Amy’s web site)
Best friends Tatum and Lori are used to doing everything
together—including a clarinet/flute duet for District Honor Band auditions. But
all that changes when Michael transfers to their middle school, and into their
band. Suddenly, not only is he competition for Tatum’s spot on stage, but he’s
stealing Lori, too. Tatum is determined to stop him, and hold on to what she’s
got. 
She enlists the help of her good friend, Aaron, but now he seems to
believe her fib that they’re boyfriend and girlfriend. And her mom, to cope
with a separation from her dad, is performing in Community Theater, of all
things! Amy Fellner Dominy composes an equally heartwarming and hilarious story
of how holding tight to what you have can keep you from reaching for your
dreams—and how oftentimes the best way to move forward is by going solo.
While I can’t hear about band camp without thinking of the
American Pie “One time at band camp…” it is a pleasure to see the people in
this new book are “normal” not “Band Geeks” to them it’s just a another subject
that is taught at school. Also it is great to see that though the parents are separated
there is no, good or evil parent, it is like most divorced families that though
separated the main aim of the parents was to support their children.  
The book covers many issues  from friendship to standing on your own two
feet and being by Amy there is always humor, it is certainly a book that not
just myself but my whole family can recommend.

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 Amy Fellner Dominy

Barry

Direct link to the show

“A Book and a Chat with Amy Fellner Dominy”

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Amy Fellner Dominy”

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

“Amy Fellner Dominy – Audition and Subtraction”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

Book Information and Things UK – Across the Pond

Book and a Chat Radio Show Guests – A Book and a Chat

Funny, Weird Or Just Interesting News From Around the World – Laugh I Thought My Trousers Would Never dry

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