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Today is the last “A Book and a Chat” for 2103 a year that for me has not been one o f the better 365 days, however along the way I’ve had some great guests on the show and for this final of 2013 I have another one in the form of romance writer Laura V Hilton.

Always a writer from a  very early age it was not until 2004 that she got her first book published in the form of the romance novel “Hot Chocolate”, this was followed by “Shadows of the Past”.

These early novel s were the stepping stones to the trilogies that have firmly put the name of Laura V Hilton on the romance writer map.

The first trilogy “The Amish of Seymour” which consists of “Patchwork Dreams”, “A Harvest of hearts” and “Promised to Another” made her a best seller, with many, many glowing reviews for her books. From this success a second trilogy “Amish of Webster County” was produced consisting of “Healing Love”, “Surrendered Love” and the just released “Awakened Love”.

About “Awakened Love”: (taken from Amazon)

A Bashful Baker–Twenty-one-year-old Katie Detweiler loves to bake. When she’s hired at a local bed-and-breakfast to do just that, she’s excited, especially because the owner promises the shy young woman that she won’t have to leave the kitchen. But when her boss’s husband requires round-the-clock care, Katie is forced to overcome her shyness and wait on customers, as well. Before long, a “customer” reveals himself to be a private investigator who informs Katie that she was adopted, and that her biological sister needs a bone marrow transplant. 


A Man on the Run–Twenty-two-year-old Abram Hilty has fled the drama of Shipshewana, Indiana, for Seymour, Missouri, where he’s staying with his cousin Micah Graber. His plan is to hide, from a girl he no longer cares about; and also from a cold-blooded killer. Uncomfortable sharing his past and afraid of the consequences, he buries his troubles deep inside. When he meets Katie Detweiler, he is immediately attracted, but his pursuit of her is complicated by the problems of his past. An Adventure Unfolds–As Katie wrestles with questions of identity, she also struggles to navigate her blossoming romance with Abram, in the face of opposition from a jealous friend. As their relationship becomes more serious, Abram can no longer conceal the truth about his past. 


But parts of that past rear their heads, barring the way for a marriage between them; at least for now. Through dangers and near-death experiences, Katie and Abram must find their way back to each other. But only the power of forgiveness can bring them together for good.

With a fresh trilogy “The Amish of Jamesport” due out next year along with a non Amish novel  “The Appalachian Ballad Quilt”, the writings of  Laura V Hilton will continue to be read and enjoyed by an ever increasing audience.

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 Laura V Hilton

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Laura V Hilton

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Laura V Hilton”

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

“Laura V Hilton – Awakened Love”

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International best selling thriller writer Allan Topol is my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” chatting about his latest his Craig Page thriller The Russian Endgame, the third and final book in trilogy that includes “The Spanish Revenge” and “The China Gambit”. Allan is one of the best thriller writers of today and his books are always a must read.

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.

His latest book “The Russian Endgame” is the thrilling closure of the Craig Page trilogy that included “The China Gambit” and “The Spanish Revenge”.

About “The Russian Endgame”: (taken from Amazon)


When former KGB agent Dimitri Orlov orchestrates an alliance between two world powers bent on domination, he unleashes a powerful chain of events that will rock the Western World. The agenda? Eliminate the President of the United States and seize classified military weaponry capable of shifting the balance of world power. But before this nefarious scheme can reach fruition, Craig Page is on the scene, joined by companion Elizabeth Crowder, ready to confront a painful past and the enemies that helped create it. But can the indomitable Director of Counterterrorism emerge victorious?


Finding himself facing an old enemy unexpectedly catapulted into a lethal position of power, Craig is pushed to the limit in an effort to foil his enemy’s deadly plans and keep potentially devastating military technology out of the hands of those prepared to destroy the world as he knows it. Filled with thrills, twists, and danger, The Russian Endgame showcases best-selling author Allan Topol’s talent for delivering electrifying, gripping expeditions into the world of international intrigue.

As Allan shared with us, the end of this trilogy is not the end of Craig Page he will be returning early next year in book “The Argentine Triangle” one I am sure will be another smash hit for this talented thriller writer.

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

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Allan Topol

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Allan Topol”

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

“Allan Topol – The Russian Endgame”

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When I have a show and the guest does not turn up, I normally try to chat about them and their book not only so people get a little information about them, but also in case they have been delayed and might join the show all be it late.

Today was one of those shows, as after a few minutes my guest Jodi Foster was able to join me for yet another interesting and entertaining, “A Book and a Chat” actually it was show 699 with the 700th show being this Saturday at 11:00AM ET.

Jodi is an intuitive empath, author and TV personality, her story having appeared on SyFy’s Paranormal Witness in a story called “The Apartment”. Now it is available for all to share in her debut book “Forgotten Burial: A Cry for Justice from Beyond the Grave”. In which Jodi tells the true paranormal story unraveling the mystery behind the unsolved case of a missing young woman, Madeline Isabella Johnson.

About “Forgotten Burial” :

Old enough to be fading from local memory, the news of a kidnapping, torture, and sex-slavery story, dubbed The Girl in the Box, grabbed national headlines during much of 1984. Red Bluff couple Cameron and Janice Hooker held a young girl, Colleen Stan, captive in their home for seven years. Author Jodi Foster had never heard of the case when she moved to Chico in 1999. But that was before she met Marliz, before she found herself in the unknown darker underbelly of this already dark public story. Overlooked by the papers, Marliz’ story was a shocker. She had been the Hooker’s first victim, seven years earlier.

Shortly after moving into her apartment, Foster began to feel the presence of an unknown entity. Her young daughter had seen an angel following her mother around from room to room. Foster is soon plagued with haunting nightmares of abduction, murder, and a secret burial. Doors open and slam shut on their own. Appliances turn on and off, and a Sing ‘N Snore Ernie doll wakes at 3:37 every morning to taunt her. Marliz had finally found someone who might hear her story and tell it to the world.

A story of inhumanity and stolen innocence is not easy to tell, nor to hear. In Foster, Marliz has chosen a worthy messenger. The story is both extremely disturbing and, ultimately, uplifting, as we follow the author’s journey through terror to understanding and right action.

Jodi’s story is reality-bending adventure as she works with police to bring justice to this disturbing, yet ultimately uplifting story.

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 Jodi Foster

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Jodi Foster

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Jodi Foster”

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

“Jodi Foster – Forgotten Burial”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Author of “Across the Pond” and “The Bathroom Book of Romance”

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a ChatMichelle Craft, is a Life Transformation Guide, Inspirational Speaker, Writer, Artist, Teacher and Visualizing Video Producer, radio show host and now author.

Since a young age Michelle has known life needs to be lived in a joyful manor, and despite a colorful, painful and tumultuous childhood she has always had a natural understanding and instinct for life.  Along with a her natural aptitude as an artist and writer, Michelle has also had an ability to dream future events, sometimes baffling those closest to her with her knowledge of what was going to happen.

Taking from her own experience, as well as her knowledge as a Life Transformation Guide Michelle has now produced her first novel “Far From the Apple Tree”.

About “Far From the Apple Tree”: (taken from authors web site)

Far From the Apple Tree is an inspirational new age novel taking place throughout the world where the fearful pandemic beliefs of the McKenzie family and one of its members, Joely McKenzie- Ryan, destined to be a Seer and healer, struggle to co-exist. Savina Broadhurst discovers, after uncovering long forgotten journals, that her aunt Joely is alive and well beyond conventional age.


As Savina pours over her aunts heart wrenching inspirational journals, which span over nine decades, during a thirteen hour flight from Louisiana to Greece to meet her Aunt Joely she goes father down the rabbit hole than she ever anticipated. By the time Savina has heard the tales commencement at the feet of her wise aunt, she questions everything she believes about life, love, religion, God, her family, the world and beliefs themselves.


The story culminates to it’s final climax when Savina’s mother, Brenda, comes blazing in with the intention of saving her young daughter’s soul from the aunt she believes to be demented only to be swept up and enveloped within a magical and powerful circle that ripples through her; which ends up saving her own life.
And Savina, like her aunt, opens her heart and learns of the power of her own vision.

The book promises to be one that many will enjoy and learn from when it arrives on book shelves early next year.

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 Michelle Craft

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Michelle Craft

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Michelle Craft”

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

“Michelle Craft – Far From The Apple Tree”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

Author of “Across the Pond” and “The Bathroom Book of Romance”

A Book and a Chat Blog

A Book and a Chat Radio Show

Across The Pond LLC- Links to everything including song parodies

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