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It is good to welcome back Rudy A. Mazzocchi on today’s “A Book and a Chat” previously on with his debut and now award winning medical thriller “Equity of Evil”, he has now released the second in the series “Equity of Fear”.

Rudy is best known for being a medical device and biotechnology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor, with a history of starting new technology ventures throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has authored more than 50 patents in the field of medical technology, including areas such as cardiology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, ophthalmology and biomechanics. Let’s face it, anybody who has their own Wikipedia page these days must be pretty famous.

He describes himself as more of a “start-up” entrepreneur who was fortunate to develop the skills to raise the necessary capital to fund the development of innovations from concept through market release.

Rudy’s working background provides him insight into some of the newest innovations in healthcare as well as introducing him to some of the most brilliant researchers, scientists and physicians in the industry. This as we saw with the success of his debut book enables Rudy to produce medical thrillers that are both entertaining and thought provoking about subjects on the cutting edge of the industry, on more ways than one…

About “Equity of Fear”: (taken from Amazon)

Researchers and scientists in the U.S., Russia and Japan compete in a new technological race to control fear and pain in the minds of the world’s populace. At first the race is rooted in purely scientific ambitions, such as that of space travel or in the era of the industrial revolution, but it evolves into something much more sinister.

Here is yet another dark world where scientists experiment on orphaned children rather than rhesus monkeys, where torture and pain become just another set of data points and lives are discarded for the sake of owning the ability to control how man perceives and processes fear.


This debut novel is a politically compelling, suspenseful and reality-cutting Medical Thriller that will challenge the reader’s personal views on capitalism, ethics, and the basic morality of his fellow man. It will drag you through a dark and brutal new world where human life becomes the actual equity of evil.

As one reviewer put it…


Rudy has once again touched on areas of the medical system that is detailed, active and certainly entertaining through its mystery and intrigue. It is a bit graphic in areas, but that is necessary to achieve the impact that this novel needs.

So listen now and share an interesting,and entertaining thirty minutes with my guest Rudy Mazzocchi.

Barry

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You can find out more about my guest and their books at:“Rudy Mazzocchi – Equity of Fear”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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It is a welcome back for my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat”, she is another of those multi-talented people who have gone from success in on artistic mode to another. Pola Muzyka is an artist, actress, speaker and award winning author, she was raised on a sheep farm, and her love for the outdoors is still something she holds onto.

Her route lead her through modeling, a  career as a dramatic actress, both starring and feature roles in Hollywood-based motion pictures. She has showcased her visual art in many galleries and currently hosts a television series for baby boomers. Add to that her being accomplished award-winning TV, commercial and corporate writer and now an award winning author and you can see just how talented Pola is.

Pola’s passion lies in her relationship with Jesus Christ, this has lead her not only to her touring  India as a media missionary where she produced documentary films helping pastors in various countries. Also she founded her own founder of the internet based, “Christian Media Alliance”.

Previously on the show we discussed her debut and now award winning novel originally entitled “Escape the Hezbollah” has now been re-edited and released as “Abducted to Kill”. The book comes in two parts “Terror Regime” and “Sleeper Cells”.

Terror Regime

After moving to Iran, a young American named Joseph Rabbani, is brutally abducted and commanded to train in a terrorist camp. As part of his training he is forced to kill people who share his Christian faith in order to survive and warn his fiancée.

Sleeper Cells

Joseph discovers a hidden agenda behind his abduction to kill. The plot to plant sleeper cells in the U.S.and Europe until Islam can take over prompts him to escape at all costs to save his loved ones.

This has now been followed by her new release “The Freedom Inside: Delicate Cargo” with a third book in the series Guerrilla Fighter” soon to join the series.

About “The Freedom Inside: Delicate Cargo”: (taken from Amazon)

In The Freedom Inside Joseph Rabbani once again faces the terror regime when he leaves the US to rescue Haleha, a pregnant doctor who lives in a terrorist country. Her husband, Francesco, must remain anonymous and that means she could be sentenced to death. To make matters worse, they have both become involved in government espionage in order to save Christians and others from the radical regime.

Haleha Ramirez must urgently leave Iran. Haleha is a doctor working for an Imam who does not know of her marriage or her new pregnancy. She dodges former friends and meets secretly with others as she passes smuggled information to her husband, Francesco, a dissident who helps the underground church. If the Imam finds out they will be executed.

Meanwhile in the U.S., Joseph Rabbani wakes to a gnawing feeling of emptiness and guilt after experiencing years of freedom from Islamic rule. Once an unwitting volunteer in the army of the Hezbollah, he now enjoys his wife and children and the peace of living in a free society where he works and worships as he pleases. But lately he’s having nightmares. Some of the ones left behind were Muslims who converted to Christianity because of him. They could be in danger and he is responsible.

Back in Iran Francesco gets a message to Joseph. Haleha must leave her employer, and leave him now. But first, she wants to smuggle out the latest information—a local pastor is being targeted.

Joseph knows the danger involved with returning. He tracks down Jon Pierre Braud, an American soldier from the Bayou who once worked as a spy in Iran. Braud’s profession as a wild game hunter is a cover for his work as a bounty hunter. Joseph finds Jon Pierre and they set out to the rescue, but Jon Pierre’s motives are sketchy.

As we learned through the program Pola is also well down the path of with the Christian Film Fund and the making of Abducted to Kill into a movie. Hopefully next time she joins us on a show we’ll be able to find out more about that venture.

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 Pola Muzyka

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Pola Muzyka

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

“Pola Muzyka – The Freedom Inside: Delicate Cargo”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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From an early love of reading Sherlock Holmes through a traveling sports reporter to working with police officers every day at the emergency 9-1-1 communications center it might seem obvious that  the debut novel for my guest Joseph Spencer might well have some form of detective base, and so it does with his paranormal crime thriller “Grim”.

His debut novel “Grim” is the first in the “Sons of Darkness” series which is soon to be followed by the second in the series “Wrage”.

Grim started with the idea for the Heath Grim character. This was inspired by Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in Dark Knight. Joseph wanted to develop a character which created chaos like the Joker character, but had more of a sympathetic story. Always loving gritty, edgy characters which are morally gray, he wanted to take his readers down a more chaotic path than what was explored in the Dark Knight.

About Grim: (taken from a review on Amazon)

Grim, by Joseph Spencer, covers a series of murders that have occurred. Heath Grim is a war veteran who has scars on his face and is rarely seen without a mask. Though Heath’s best friend has been dead for a couple of years, Heath has been known to still have conversations with him in his head! Adam White is a renowned police officer who is tasked to investigate the murders that have occurred. Adam is seen as a hero.


When new murders begin to happen that are similar to those before, Adam fights to solve them and put an end to it all. Especially since Adams wife is one of the people who fell victim to the awful crimes. Cyrus Black is a man who’s bad side you don’t want to be on. He’s a city thug who seems to have his hands in everything, as well as everyone within the city on his payroll, including the mayor. Cyrus takes a dislike to Adam, and therefore makes Adams life a living hell. The more you read, the more secrets you begin to uncover about each of the characters.

As one reviewer put it…

Good mix of characters, each with their own secrets and past. Keeps the reader turning the pages to see how it is all connected. Although not too graphic or gory, it is a story of the deepest and darkest of souls.

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 Joseph Spencer

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Joseph Spencer

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“Joseph Spencer”

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

“Joseph Spencer – Grim”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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It is a pleasure to have another of the member of the Class of 2K13 (debut YA and mid grade authors) in the form of Tamera (like camera) Will Wissinger. Who joined me to chat about her debut book “Gone Fishing”, a charming new children’s novel written in verse.

The middle of three children Tamera remembers well going fishing with her parents when she was young, and I still when her schedules allow, going fishing with her husband. In fact several scenes from the book are taken straight from her family fishing experiences.


About “Gone Fishing” (taken from authors web site):


Using a wide variety of poetic forms – quatrains, ballads, iambic meter, rhyming lists, concrete poetry, tercets and free verse – this debut author tells the story of a nine-year-old boy’s day of fishing. Sibling rivalry, the bond between father and son, the excitement – and difficulty – of fishing all add up to a day of adventure any child would want to experience.


Matthew Cordell illuminates this novel-in-verse throughout with his energetic black-and-white line drawings.
While each poem can be read and enjoyed on its own, the poems work together to create a story arc with conflict, crisis, resolution and character growth.


The back matter of this book equips the reader with a Poet’s Tackle Box of tools and definitions for understanding the various poetic forms the author uses in this story.

The book has received numerous praising reviews from people of all ages.


“Just the thing for readers with a burgeoning interest in poetry—or angling.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A playful verse narrative of the joys and perils of a family fishing trip. . . . This tender, well-crafted sibling story should hook many readers.”
—Kirkus

“Engaging verse that’s just the right depth and length for chapter-book readers. . . A solid, entertaining story to hook children on poetry.”
—Booklist

“All of Sam’s episodes take the form of poems, each discreetly labeled by its poetic form, which is then defined at the end of the book. . . most will enjoy the notion that there are as many ways to tell a tale as to catch a fish.”
—Bulletin

The book is a delightful book that not only will entertain readers of all ages with a compelling storyline, as well as introduce them to many forms of poetry.

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 Tamera Will Wissinger

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Tamera Will Wissinger

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“Tamera Will Wissinger – Gone Fishing”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” could be said to be a late bloomer in the literary world his first book finally saw the light of literary day decade after he first wrote it, so saying since that first completion Mike Lynch has continued to produce one “must read” novel after another covering many different book store shelves.

Mike’s first novel “When the Sky Fell” which was jointly written with Brandon Barr will soon be joined by a follow up sci-fi novel “After the Sky Fell”. However Mike’s latest novel is in fact a romance story “Love’s Second Chance”.

About “Love’s Second Chance”: (taken from Mike Web Page)

Everyone deserves a second chance in life, no matter how unlikely. Dana Rogers learns this powerful truth while she serves as the pastor’s assistant at New Covenant Church, the center of community life in the town of Fairhaven for the past two hundred years. There she has caught the eye of Evan Johnson, a successful real estate agent and kindred spirit. But the tragic death of her fiancé has wounded her so deeply she has vowed never to love another man again, including Evan.



A steady decline in church attendance the past few months has become a source of concern for Dana, which if not stopped she fears it could have an adverse affect on the town. Despite her strong resistance, Evan helps Dana work through the pain of her loss, developing a relationship with her neither of them thought possible. In a stunning turn of events, New Covenant Church suffers a devastating setback, one that threatens to undo everything Dana has worked to save, including the first embers of a relationship with Evan.

As one reviewer stated… “This book gets two thumbs up from me. If you love a good romance, this book is a must read…” a comment I totally agree with.

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 Lynch

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Mike Lynch

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“Mike Lynch”

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

“Mike Lynch – Love’s Second Chance”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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On Today’s “A Book and a Chat” I have a guest that will help many of us slightly older readers, whose doctor might have told them “You’re not getting any younger”.

Robert Henry, age 56, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, and a Certified Wellness Coach. His awareness of fitness and nutrition began at the age of 29. When he first started to exercise, it was mostly for the purpose of increasing body weight through the addition of lean muscle mass. However, more than 20 years later, at the age of 52, after years of being lean and enjoying good health, Robert’s experienced an undesired increase in body fat and his health profile changed in the wrong direction

The loss of that body fat and the reversal of new and undesirable trends in his health profile became Robert’s new exercise goals. By re-booting his exercise regimen and further “tweaking” his nutrition, he successfully accomplished his new goals and, as he likes to say, discovered his “inner athlete”.

Robert has now shares his own success and information in his health/fitness how-to book, Age Re-Defined.

About”Age Re-Defined” (taken from Amazon)

Your state of health, how you feel, and how you look are more within your control than you think – even in your forties and fifties (and beyond). This book addresses exercise, fitness, nutrition, wellness, and the mind-body connection. Its purpose is not to promote any particular exercise program or diet plan – although its coverage of exercise, fitness, and nutrition is extensive – but rather to inform, educate, and motivate the reader on the importance of being proactive in one’s own health, fitness, and wellness. Even if you are already physically active, this book can assist you in evaluating the effectiveness of your current exercise efforts. Not only does the book cite to other authorities, but it also conveys the author’s own journey and his own positive results achieved through exercise, nutrition, and the mind-body connection.

The importance of nutrition is explained and heavily stressed. One comes away with an increased or renewed awareness of the importance of quality nutrition in optimal health, fitness, and wellness. Other apsects of wellness – apart from exercise and nutrition – are also addressed. A foundational background in exercise and fitness concepts is provided. The author shares his own philosophy of exercise and his own health and fitness journey, with particular emphasis on the challenges faced by him in his early fifties and the favorable health and fitness results he obtained at that age by “re-booting” his commitment to health and fitness.

As stated in the book’s Introduction: This book is about believing in yourself, maintaining inner strength, and understanding exercise, fitness, nutrition, and wellness. This book is also about getting younger instead of getting older, discovering your inner athlete, and becoming and remaining healthy and fit in both body and mind. This book is for people who have never exercised but would like to start; for people who would like to know more about good nutrition; for people who exercise but have not seen results; for people whose fitness level has declined and who want to re-ignite their fitness quest; for people who choose to be proactive about their own health, fitness and wellness; for people interested in the mind-body connection; and for people who reject negative self-talk and self-limiting stereotypes about life after the age of 50. All ages are welcome.

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 Robert Henry

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Robert Henry

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“Robert Henry”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:
“Robert Henry – Age Re-Defined”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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While some authors get their start listening to parents reading fairy stories or reading the likes of the Little House series, Hunter Shea however did his learning in front of the TV or at a drive and is the product of a childhood weaned on The Night Stalker, The Twilight Zone and In Search.  That being the case it’s no wonder that he has turned out to be a “Master of Paranormal Horror”.

Hunter is the author of such books as Forest of Shadows, Evil Eternal , Swamp Monster Massacre and Sinister Entity  he is also proud to be one half of the Monster Men video podcast, which along with his partner in crime, Jack Campisi produce a light hearted show with the approach to dark subjects. They explore real life hauntings, monsters, movies, books and everything under the horror sun.

His first big hit was “Forest of Shadows”.

John Backman specializes in inexplicable phenomena. The weirder the better. So when he gets a letter from a terrified man describing an old log home with odd whisperings, shadows that come alive, and rooms that disappear, he can’t resist the call. But the violence only escalates as soon as John arrives in the remote Alaskan village of Shida. Something dreadful happened there. Something monstrous. The shadows are closing in…and they’re out for blood.

Now in his latest release we are once again introduced to the Backman family this time in the form of John daughters Jessica in the free, yes “Free”  “The Graveyard Speaks”.

About “The Graveyard Speaks”:

Deep in a dark, snow-covered cemetery, a terrifying, moaning apparition rises from the same grave night after night. Even the most hardened caretakers won’t go near the Spooner gravestone on their midnight rounds. Only one ghost hunter has the will to face the unknown, but at what price? In the chilling blackness, only Jessica Backman is prepared to answer the spectral cry from beyond when the graveyard speaks.

Jessica also appears in his other new release “Sinister Entity”.

The Leigh family is terrified. They’ve been haunted by the ghostly image of their young daughter, Selena. But how can that be, when Selena is alive and well, and as frightened as her parents? With nowhere else to turn, the Leighs place their hopes in Jessica Backman, who has dedicated her life to investigating paranormal activity. Accompanied by a new partner who claims to able to speak to the dead, Jessica will soon encounter an entity that scares even her. And a terror far worse than she imagined.

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 Hunter Shea

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Hunter Shea

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Hunter Shea”

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

“Hunter Shea – Sinister Entity”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

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