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My guest today is Anthony D. Collins, who is the definition
of positivity and the embodiment of kinetic energy.
That is, his thoughts set
in motion truly have the power to bring forth change within. His defining
moment came in 2009 at the age of 34, when he realized he was unhappy and
sought out to gain his happiness. His testimony touches others and is proof of
how someone who once led a dark life can light a spark in others that
illuminates lives. His happiness is proof of what a life with energy,
selflessness and a spiritual journey can do. Anthony helps people understand
life isn’t about rushing to the finish line, but transitioning from one moment
to the next with success. “The number one goal in our lives should be obtaining
happiness within first. We are no good to anyone or anything if we are not
happy,” Anthony says. “Once we are happy there is nothing that we cannot
achieve for ourselves or our loved ones.”
Anthony has spread his inspiration to positively impact
others firstly across the airwaves co-hosting the Blog Talk Radio show “Laugh
& Tears
” which he was nominated for Best Male Host in 2011 and also
nominated for Best Show of the Year in 2011. Anthony currently
hosts “The Anthony & B.Fly Radio Show” on Blog Talk Radio which provides
informative and thought provoking topics that motivate their listeners to make
a positive change in their lives.  Anthony has also participated in
relationship panels.  As a man he is open freely to sharing his life
experience.
Now Anthony has shared this powerful insight in his book “Life
is Outstanding
”.
In “Life is Outstanding”, Anthony D. Collins allows readers
to not only read about his life, but also learn from his challenges. He also
provides the steps that he needed to take when at the lowest point, as well as
how he continues to achieve greatness in his life.
About “Life is Outstanding”:
Anthony has always had a purpose that he tried to deny over
and over again. But without any more delays he finally took all the
confirmations from friends and associates that his positive words should be
shared with the world. His life testimonies have helped people all over the
world. Anthony decided that he could do more and that is exactly what he is
doing with this book. He always says just sit back and allow him to do all the
positive work and fill your lives with inspiration.

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 Anthony D Collins

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Anthony D Collins

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

“Anthony D Collins – Life Is Outstanding”

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Melissa Landers my guest today, was one of the Class of 2K13 however her debut YA Sci-Fi romance novels publication was delayed so she is now my first member of the Class of 2K14 to appear on this year’s “A Book and a Chat” shows.

Not that she is a debut author over all writing under the name “Macy Beckett” she is the author of “The Sultry Springs” series and “The Dumont Bachelors” series of romance novels.

Her novel “Alientated” though the first book she ever wrote, has taken a few years to finally see the light of day, but believe me it is a book well worth waiting for, and from the number of pre read request on sites such as “Goodreads” it seems many others believe the same.

About “Alienated”: (taken from OneFourKidLit site)

Two years ago, the aliens made contact. Now Cara Sweeney is going to be sharing a bathroom with one of them.


Handpicked to host the first-ever L’eihr exchange student, Cara thinks her future is set. Not only does she get a free ride to her dream college, she’ll have inside information about the mysterious L’eihrs that every journalist would kill for. Cara’s blog following is about to skyrocket.


Still, Cara isn’t sure what to think when she meets Aelyx. Humans and L’eihrs have nearly identical DNA, but cold, infuriatingly brilliant Aelyx couldn’t seem more alien. She’s certain about one thing, though: no human boy is this good-looking.


But when Cara’s classmates get swept up by anti-L’eihr paranoia, Midtown High School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in Cara’s locker, and a police officer has to escort her and Aelyx to class.


Cara finds support in the last person she expected. She realizes that Aelyx isn’t just her only friend; she’s fallen hard for him. But Aelyx has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon Cara will be in for the fight of her life—not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.

Alienated was finally released this month receiving great reviews many already asking for book 2 which is already written and will be released early 2015.

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 Melissa Landers

ientated
Barry

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

“Melissa Landers – Alienated”

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Cindy Freland.  Cindy founded Maryland Secretarial Services, Inc. in 1997. She has won three awards and teaches business workshops at two local community colleges, a senior center and two chamber of commerce offices. She offers word processing, data entry, desktop publishing and transcription to businesses of all sizes, government agencies, non-profit organizations and individuals throughout the United States. Her passion is teaching workshops, designing and managing Facebook pages and helping authors get their books on Amazon.

As well as writing many business books, including “Easy Guide to Your Facebook Business Page” something that many authors would I’m sure be interested in reading, Cindy has also written several children’s books. These children’s books include the wonderfully “Mud Pies” and “Felix the Purple Giant”.

Now Cindy has started a new series of books which are not only fun to read but will educate both the person being read to and the reader.

The first of this “Chesapeake Bay Adventure” series is “Jordan the Jelly Fish”

About “Jordan the Jelly Fish”:

Jordan the Jellyfish is lost and needs to find her way home from Sandy Point State Park to Mayo Beach, Maryland. She encounters danger and fun with her friends in and above the Chesapeake Bay. Her friends include Arthur the Anchovy, Curtis the Crab and Olivia the Osprey and they help protect Jordan and help her find her way home.


The book includes facts about the Chesapeake Bay, the bridge, the watermen, jellyfish, bay anchovies, blue crabs, osprey and more. Also included are tips on what to do if you are stung by a jellyfish and tips for your child if they get lost.


Story inspired by true events and is illustrated by Jon Munson.

With the second in the series about “Curtis the Crab” already written and several others in the planning stages, these books not only are fun to read but also are great educators.

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 Cindy Freland

Barry

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It is a big welcome bacl to my guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” to best-selling novelist, war and human rights correspondent, environmental activist, award-winning poet and international energy expert, Mike Bond.

Mike has lived globetrotting and often dangerous life , he’s  lived and worked in over thirty countries on six continents. An adviser to the US and foreign governments, human rights and war correspondent, award-winning poet and international energy expert, Mike has used his own experience of many dangerous, remote and war-torn regions of the world to enhance his bestselling novels… he is… as the BBC called him…” The master of the existential thriller” .

Mike’s novels are all based on his experiences in far, dangerous corners of the world:
CROSSFIRE: A British undercover agent fights for his life in Beirut at the height of the Lebanese War — a deep look into the Middle East’s ancient wars and hatreds.

FIRE LIKE THE SUN: An international best-seller about U.S. nuclear warheads lost in the Himalayas, a manhunt through Nepal, Iran, Greece, Algeria, France, Virginia and Colorado.

NIGHT OF THE DEAD: Vietnam vet and weed smuggler Joe Murphy loses his plane in a Guatemalan jungle attack, falls in love with the woman guerrilla who heals him, and fights to protect them both as the death squads hunt them down.

THE LAST SAVANNA: A former British commando battles elephant
poachers who then kidnap the woman he loves, in this acclaimed inside
story of Africa’s disappearing savannas, animals and freedoms.

About “The Last Savana”: (taken from Authors Web Page)

With Africa’s last elephants dying under the guns of Somali poachers,
ex-SAS officer Ian MacAdam leads a commando squad against them, to hunt
what for him is the only decent prey – man. Pursuing the poachers
through jungled mountains and searing deserts he battles thirst,
solitude, terror and lethal animals, only to find they have kidnapped a
young archaeologist, Rebecca Hecht, whom he once loved and bitterly
lost.
She escapes the kidnappers, is caught and escapes again to risk
perishing in the desert. MacAdam embarks on a desperate trek to save not
only Rebecca but his own soul in an Africa torn apart by wars,
overpopulation and the slaughter of its last wildlife.

Based on the author’s own experiences pursuing elephant poachers in the wilds of East Africa, The Last Savanna
is an intense personal memoir of humanity’s ancient heartland, its
people and animals, the lonely beauty of its perilous deserts, jungles,
and savannas, and the deep, abiding power of love.

As onbe revevuer wrote about the book…

“Mike Bond takes readers into a literary safari of Africa’s elephant poaching war with The Last Savanna,
a novel that expertly captures the ravenous, chaotic and frustrating
battles raging across the continent . . . and paints a vivid picture of
life in the savanna . . . Bond’s knowledge of the Swahili language,
local culture and even the wildlife result in what may be one of the
most realistic portrayals of Africa yet . . . Bond’s specialty in
producing thrillers that editorialize human weakness and bring to light
pressing world problems shines in The Last SavannaDynamic, heart-breaking and timely to current events, Bond’s latest book is a must-read.” – 

Mike Bond’s critically acclaimed novels depict the innate hunger of the human heart for good, the intense joys of love, the terror and fury of battle, the sinister vagaries of politics and multinational corporations, and the magical beauty of the vanishing natural world in thrill a minute, page turning, must read adventures.

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 Bond

Barry

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

“Mike Bond – Saving Paradise”

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My guest on today’s show is Gail Z. Martin she is the author of three fantastic fantasy series, the Ascendant Kingdoms Saga series, the Chronicles of the Necromancer series, and the Fallen Kings Cycle series.

Writing since she could hold a crayon, Gail’s first story was about a vampire, during middle school with a mix of Star Trek syndicated re-runs (the original 1966 series) and A. E. van Vogt’s Destination: Universe! Gail discovered science fiction.

From the huge success of the Chronicles of the Necromancer series, Gail continued to weave a magical spell with her “Fallen Kings Cycle of which her latest novel “The Dread” is the second of the new series.

About “The Dread”


Summoner – King Tris Drayke takes what remains of the Margolan army north to fight a war. But he’s heading for a fight they are ill-prepared to win, and spies confirm Tris’s worst fear. A dark summoner is gathering his forces and plans to exploit the Winter Kingdoms’ weakness.


And in Isencroft, King Donelan is assassinated. Tris’s queen, Kiara, must return and claim her father’s crown – but the summoner’s agents will do anyting to stop her. Kiara and Tris must discover his secrets, find the mysterious power surrounding their infant son, and face the awesome power of the Dread as they rise from their barrows for the first time in over a millennium. And if the summoner claims the Dread for his own, only old magic can hold back the nightmar
e.

There are two further books planned to be released this year. Reign of Ash (book 2 of the Ascendant Kingdoms saga) will be released by Orbit in April 2014 and the first in an urban fantasy series Deadly Curiosities which will be released by Solaris in July 2014, something completely different from her high fantasy novels.

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 Gail Z. Martin

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Gail Z. Martin

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

“Gail Z. Martin – Dread (The Fallen King Cycle)”

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On my show tonight I have multi-award winning, Amazon number one bestselling author Susan Wingate.

As well as an author Susan is a vibrant public speaker, Susan offers inspiring, motivational talks about the craft of writing, publishing and marketing, and how to survive this extremely volatile ePublishing industry. She presents these lectures at writing conferences, libraries and book stores around the country. She also loves to visit with book clubs for more intimate chats.

Susan’s book “Drowning” was winner of the “Forward National Literature Award” as well as being an Amazon Number one best seller. Her YA novel “Spider Brains” (which is soon to be followed by “Ant Brains” reached Amazon best seller status. As did the first two books in the “Bobby’s Diner” series “Bobby’s Diner” and “Hotter than Helen” in fact Bobby’s Diner reached the number two best seller spot.

Now this multi talented author brings us the third in the Bobby’s Diner series in the form of her new novel “Sacrifice at Sea”.

About “Sacrifice at Sea”:

Sacrifice at Sea just received the honor of Top Pick from Spirited Woman!


After losing her husband and then her fiance’, Georgette Carlisle has finally met a new man–the police chief of Sunnydale, Willard Cleary. And, when they decide to take a cruise to the exotic Caribbean, she feels her life normalize. That is, until she learns there has been a murder aboard their ship. But, when the murderer turns his attention toward Georgette, their vacation cruise becomes a nightmare at sea.

SACRIFICE AT SEA is the number three book in the Bobby’s Diner series, with number four already written and due out the end of this year, Susan Wingate will continue to win both fans and awards.

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 Susan Wingate

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Susan Wingate

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“Susan Wingate”

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

“Susan Wingate – Sacrifice at Sea”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur is not a writer, or that is how he defines himself, he is simply a person who had an urge to share something with an audience and write something about Paris. This he explains during today’s “A Book and a Chat”.

Paris is a city where romance, history, fantasy and enchantment meet, Andre’s novel “One Exquisite Night in Paris” is that and so much more.

Andre came to know and love Paris hanging onto the hem of his wife’s skirt. She’s Parisian, she’s everything French without constraint; she makes understanding all of Parisness a pleasure. An understanding which made him want to write this novel.

About “One Exquisite Night in Paris”: (taken from The Broken Bookshelf blog)

It’s a real story. A boy-meets-girl version of a girl-meets-boy story where she’s from Paris and doesn’t speak any English, while he’s from New York and speaks no French, and they only have one amazing thing in common. It’s a story for all who have yet to experience the most amazing night of their lives; a night impossible to live anywhere else but Paris…purposefully the most wonderfully enchanting city in the entire world. Enchantment, fantasy, luxury and fairytale all converge in only two places; once in our dreams and once when our dreams meet Paris. Everyone should live the perfect fantasy of “One Exquisite Night in Paris.”


It’s hard to give a genre to One Exquisite Night in Paris. The novel is an autobiography, telling the story of how Andre and his wife Eff meet. However, it is also a tour guide to the most amazing places in France and a lesson on France’s history and culture.


The novel alternates between Andre telling the story of him and his wife trying to start a life together, and his attempts to plan their ‘One Exquisite Night in Paris’. There are a few points in time where it may take a moment to realise that the story has switched from one tale to the other but it is generally a smooth read.


An unusual writing style is used in the novel, one which reminds me of something that was written in the late 1800s. Something about the style draws the reader in, especially since the writing matches the magical tone set in the novel when talking about Paris and romance.

“One Exquisite Night in Paris” is a novel is full of enchantment, fantasy, luxury and fairytale that converge in only two places; once in our dreams and once when our dreams meet Paris. The story distills into a perfect night; creating a memory which lasts forever.

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 Dr Jay Roberts

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur

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“Andre Phillip-Hautecoeur – One Exquisite Paris Night in Paris”

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