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A BOOK AND A CHAT SEPTEMBER GUESTS

 

With 800 shows under the “A Book and a Chat” belt i have with work and now my new radio show “Those Were The Days”  been finding there is just not enough time to keep these blogs up to date. Therefore I am going to start doing a monthly Blog of the guests I have for that month on the show.

Shows go out Tuesday- 6:30PM ET, Wednesday – 7:00PM ET and Sunday – 6:30PM ET on “Newvisons Radio” archives of these shows can be found at “A Book and a Chat Show Archives”

Sept
2nd
Chuck Miceli
Sept 3rd
(7PM)
David Lundgren
Sept 7th
(Sun)
Mark Rubinstein
Sept 9th Philip Comella
Sept 10th
(7PM)
Cindy Freland
Sept 14th
(Sun)
John Swan
Sept 16th Lori Foster
Sept 17th
(7PM)
Rebecca Petruck
Sept 21st
(Sun)
Susan Stoker
Sept 23rd Andrea Perno
Sept 24th
(7PM)
Lauren Peyton
Sept 28th
(Sun)
Michelle Escamilla
Seot 30th Emily Walker

Don’t forget there is also now on Sundays at 5:00PM ET “Those Were The Days”

Music from the 30’s to the 80’s along with a comedy snippet or two.
From songs you know well, to perhaps some you’ve never heard before.
A show to set your feet tapping and a bring a smile to your face as you remember…
“Those Were The Days”.

If you are interested in being a guest on “A Book and a Chat” or want to contact me about either show email me at twtd@barryeva.com with the show subject in the title.

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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When your father is Jacques Doniol-Valcroze, co-founder of the New Wave magazine CAHIERS DU CINEMA, and from her grandfather, French filmmaker André Cayatte (original THE MIRROR HAS TWO FACES), it is not surprising that Diane Doniol-Valcroze as a young girl, she developed a passion for writing.

Born in Paris, France, Diane e earned a B.A. in English literature from the Sorbonne University, and an M.F.A. in film from New York University while apprenticing on the Lauren Hutton show. It was while at New York University she met Arthur K. Flam and together they have co-written screen plays for such films as Lionsgate’s PENNY DREADFUL, starring Mimi Rogers, and MGM’s HIT AND RUN, helmed by Enda McCallion and starring Kevin Corrigan.

Now the two of them have produced their debut book 41 STRANGE.

41 STRANGE, a first-of-its-kind e-book anthology devoted exclusively to “short-short stories of the strange and horrifying,” awaits just a couple of clicks away for Kindle readers who enjoy a good shiver up their spines. The book delivers a reading experience in the spirit of such masters of the macabre as Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Stephen King, Alfred Hitchcock, and Rod Serling.  Many of the stories were written “in the lonely hour of the wolf … in the pre-dawn darkness when you get those ‘waking nightmares.’” .

As one reviewer wrote “… gruesome and skillfully assembled… Each story is a quick read that abundantly satisfies the audience’s thirst and appetite for horrific plots… these short horror stories provide great entertainment…”

With a second book already underway, we will I am sure hear a lot more from these talented authors.

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 Diane Doniol-Valcroze

Barry

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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Lyn Croft, a sci-fi fantasy writer born and raised in sunny Southern California. There, she raises her daughter, works full time, writes novels, and plays video games in her spare time. Her debut novel “Blood & Lilies” was the first in “Bloodlines” a series of epic tales for the battle between good and evil.

This successful novel has now been followed, perhaps with the aid of y Buffy and Angel DVD’s; by book two “Blood and Kindred”.

About “Blood and Kindred”:

Cara expected a relaxing spring break, free from studying, free from exams. Instead, her reality has been crushed as she is thrown into a world of the supernatural and finds out that the very battle between Heaven and Hell centers around her.

Halflings, Vampyres, and Werewolves are now part of her reality as she struggles to survive.

Her best friend is now a vampyre and Zillah, the ancient vampyre queen is still hot on her trail. New enemies emerge as lost loved ones resurface. In this exciting sequel to BLOOD and LILIES, the Halflings fight to protect the key while everywhere they turn; they face betrayal and new enemies. 

Will Eamon lose Cara forever when she finds out the secrets behind the Halfling’s heritage and learns what she truly is? Or will Zillah finally win in her quest and open the portal between all realms, destroying our mortal reality and the key along with it? 

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 Lyn Croft

Barry

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“Lyn Croft – Blood & Lilies ~ Bloodlines”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is award winning author Mike Faricy .  His novels are an addictive
combination of mystery and suspense woven together with a rich strain of
humor and a bit of romance.

Always into books from an early age Mike entertaining and engrossing tales are filled with the sort of quirky, oddball characters many would like to know more about, but wisely prefer to keep at a distance. Many of the characters serve, not so much as examples of real people, but more as warnings to the rest of us of the darker side of humanity. Readers will not find characters who are saving the world from terrorism, international banking conspiracies, or coups to topple the government. Rather, they are part of our world, living just below the surface of polite society. The difficulties the characters find themselves in are usually due to their own bad decisions, but then, bad decisions make for interesting tales.

From Mike’s first book “Slow, Slow, Quick, Quick” his crime novel which now number 14 include seven in the marvelous series which introduces us to the bizarrely devilish Devlin Haskell as a PI with a foot on both sides of the law. From the first book in the series “Russian Roulette” through others such as “Mr. Softee “ and “Bite Me” to his latest release the “Ting-a-ling”.

About “Ting-A-Ling”

Continuing the Dev Haskell – Private Investigator Series with Case 7

After answering Danielle’s middle of the night phone call, private investigator Dev Haskell offers to help. It’s a simple task. All he has to do is deliver a message to her former business partner. The next thing he knows, Dev is involved in a missing person case and he can’t find his client or her business partner. That turns out to be the least of his problems when he finds himself on the hook for murder and all the evidence points toward him.

Meanwhile, an incident from his childhood continues to haunt Dev. With his very freedom hanging in the balance everything seems to be beyond his control. He’ll need all his skill and a good deal of luck to save himself. In a tale fraught with danger, Mike Faricy, Master of the Bizarre lays one twist on top of another until a murder rap becomes the least of Dev’s problems.

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 Faricy

Barry

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“A Book and a Chat with “Mike Faricy” and all my other archived shows

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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest today is Mary Crockett, an award winning poet and one of the co-authors of a great new YA novel “Dream Boy”.

Mary wrote her first poem at the age of 8, an epic about impending nuclear holocaust being diverted by a plucky little eight-year-old girl and her legion of insect friends. Amy and the Ants” was written in rhyming couplets and went on for several pages. Sadly, it was never finished.

Though her first income was for being a hand model for a toilet seat. She continued to write award winning poetry.  Deciding to move on to writing novel Mary paired up with author Madelyn Rosenberg, the result of which is a debut and really entertaining YA novel “Dream Boy”.

About “Dream Boy”:


Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are possibilities. Or a date for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday afternoon he walks into her chemistry class.


One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of déjà vu. While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin Zirkle may just be her dream come true. But as Annabelle discovers the truth behind dreams—where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come true, so can nightmares.

In other words this great book could be summed up as…

Girl dreams boy. Girl meets boy. Girl, boy, and friends save universe

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 Mary Crockett

Barry

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Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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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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I am glad to have on “A Book and a Chat” the return of international best selling thriller writer Allan Topol to chat his tenth book the latest his Craig Page thriller “The Argentine Triangle“.

Hero Craig Page previously appeared on the trilogy , the third and final book in trilogy that includes “The Spanish Revenge”,The China Gambit”, “The Russian Endgame”.

Now Allan Toplol one of the best thriller writers of today is back with The Argentine Triangle” another must read for all lovers of thrillers.

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.–

About “The Argentine Triangle”: (taken from Amazon)

After a fall from grace and drastic cosmetic surgery in Switzerland,
former CIA director Craig Page is enjoying a new, exhilarating life
racing cars across Europe. But when new dangers threaten America and an
old friend goes missing during a covert mission in Argentina, will Craig
be ready to step up to the plate?



Undercover in the glamorous world of
Buenos Aires’ wealthy elite, Page finds himself on the brink of a
terrible discovery. General Estrada and Colonel Schiller have plans for
Argentina, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. A world of brutality
hidden in the classified secrets of Argentina’s Dirty War comes to
light, painting an image of the cataclysmic future awaiting Estrada’s
South America. To expose Estrada and put an end to his plot, Page is
forced to implement every instinct, skill, and tool in his arsenal. But
when it comes time to close in for the kill, Page meets with unexpected
complications-love, lust, and a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Hard on
the heels of The Russian Endgame comes Allan Topol‘s next great
thriller.

Rife with the exotic backdrops and hairpin plot turns that
put Topol on the best-seller list, The Argentine Triangle is a
heart-stopping foray into human vice coupled with power accelerating
towards catastrophe.

As the review says…In a world fraught with global conspiracy, Craig Page is king. So check it out!

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

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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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THE ANNUAL RT BOOKLOVERS CONVENTION AND 700 AUTHORS BRING “THE BIG READ” TO THE BIG EASY! 

So reads the hand out about the 31st Romantic Times or as it’s now called RT Convention, one the the hundreds of guest authors and speakers at the event is today’s guest on “A Book and a Chat “Renne Bernard.”

What in the world is a retired Navy chaplain’s daughter doing writing
scorching hot historical romances? Renee Bernard is applying a great
education from traveling all over the world to story telling and doing
her best to keep her father proud. Truthfully, her father is her number
one fan, even though he has sworn never to read a single word of her
books (a vow he has kept to this day!) Nothing stops him from telling
everyone he knows that his daughter is now a USA Today Bestselling
author or from handing out bookmarks on the golf course. Love can make
even a minister do strange things!

Renee Bernard is a freelance
writer and a contributor to Romantic Times Bookclub magazine. A Lady’s
Pleasure (Pocket Books, November 2006) was her first novel and won an
award from RT for “Best First Historical Romance of 2006”. She also
wrote a story for the School of Heiresses anthology (Pocket Books,
January 2007), which made the USA Today Bestseller List. Madame’s
Deception, was nominated for “Best Sensual Historical of 2007” by RT and
A Rogue’s Game, the final installment in the Mistress Trilogy, received
4 ½ stars and a Top Pick from RT and is available now.

Her next
books, “The Jaded Gentlemen Series”, are available now. The first book
in the series, Revenge Wears Rubies (Berkley, March 2010) was nominated
for best Sensual Historical of 2010 by RT’s reviewers. Seduction Wears
Sapphires (Berkley, August 2010) is out now and Ecstasy Wears Emeralds
(Berkley, September 2011) will be available for pre-order soon!

About “Desire Wears Diamonds” (A Jaded Gentleman Novel)

WHEN BETRAYAL IS THE ONLY PATH OPEN AND PASSION IS THE ONLY ENEMY HE NEVER ANTICIPATED . . .

The
shy soldier and self-appointed guardian of the Jaded, Michael
Rutherford, is faced with the ultimate test of his loyalty and honor
when he meets the woman who is at once his perfect match and the worst
choice he could ever make. The final battle with the Jaded’s greatest
enemy will force him to choose between the brotherhood he has vowed to
protect and shielding the innocent lady he comes to love. For Michael,
it is a dance with the devil for a chance to taste the kisses of an
angel.

Grace Porter is no ordinary wallflower or shy spinster
hiding in the shadows of her brother’s London home. She is a quiet
rebel with secrets of her own and a woman who dreams of an independent
life, free to pursue her dreams as a writer. Her imagination holds the
key to her survival, but it fuels her retreat from the colorless world
around her. Until Michael Rutherford’s arrival upturns her every
fantasy and threatens her sanctuary with his lies. His embrace is
intoxicating to her senses but Grace isn’t the kind of woman to lose her
head—or her heart.

It’s a knuckle-biting race to the finish for
fans of the Jaded as fan favorite, Michael Rutherford, discovers the
identity of the Jackal and Michael learns that sometimes the price to
pay for justice is the sacrifice of hope and happiness. He will risk
everything as the Jaded call him out as a traitor and nothing is what it
seems.

Renee
currently lives in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in
Northern California. (Note an interesting proximity to great wineries!)
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 Bernard

Barry

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“A Book and a Chat with Renee Bernard” and all my other archived shows

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“Renee Bernard – Ecstasy Wears Emeralds”

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

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

“A Book and a Chat with Jennifer Connor” and all my other archived shows

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

“Jennifer Connor – The Empress of Ireland”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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