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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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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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“Melissa Landers – Alienated”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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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

Direct link to the show

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)”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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After over 700 shows one of the great pleasures I have is returning authors, in today’s case of C.S. Lakin one I have known and followed through the every growing success of not only her wonderful fairy tale fantasy series “The Gates of Heaven” but everything else she has shared with readers along the way.

C. S. Lakin is the author of twelve novels, including the seven-book fantasy series The Gates of Heaven. She also writes contemporary psychological mysteries, including her Zondervan contest winner, “Someone to Blame”. She works as a professional copy-editor and writing coach and loves to teach the craft of writing.

In all her books she seeks to journey to the heart of human motivation, to uncover unmet needs, and show the path to healing and grace.

C. S. Lakin latest book being released next week is  “The Sands of Ethryn” the book 6 in the must read “The Gates of Heaven” series, able to be read as a standalone book as are all the others in the series it all leads to what, as we learned during the show to the 7th and final book which is currently being worked on.

About “The Sands of Ethryn”:  (taken from Amazon)

The ancient and acclaimed land of Ethryn is dying from pervasive drought, and while the king searches to find water, a mighty tower is uncovered in the desert. King Kael hopes the scroll found near the altar will tell of water sources, but when he touches the gemstone set in the altar, he falls into a coma that transports him back five thousand years where he is a slave building the tower.

Sha’kath, the wizard who oversaw the building of the tower all those centuries ago, had cast a spell that brings sand bubbling up from the ground so the workers can make bricks and complete the tower’s construction.

In the past, the king, whose is a young villager named Lael, is pursued relentlessly by God, given visions and declarations that he has been chosen to be a deliverer and a prophet , but Lael keeps fleeing. Then, when the tower is completed, heaven appoints him as deliverer, and he and his companions escape and head to their villages. God directs Lael to the sacred site and makes him the Keeper, then reveals his great power as he brings down judgment upon the world, confusing languages and scattering all in rebellion and defiance. Lael is shown the beginnings of Ethryn—a fertile and prosperous land that will become a great kingdom—and then he returns home to his family, where he fully embraces his destiny and delivers those who will listen. God then destroys his village with fire, but Lael leads his contingent to the sacred site and a new beginning.

At the end of his life, Lael—who has watched Ethryn grow and prosper and who has been a gifted healer—returns to the tower to place his poem in the chest and put the gemstone on the altar. Before he takes his last breath, he turns and sees a girl—who is Ra’daf of the future—and when he dies, King Kael in the future wakes from his long sleep. Upon awakening he finds Ra’daf nearly dead by his bed—for the vizier had tried to stop her from waking the king with the amaranth in the vase. Lael heals her, and the vizier flees, unable to locate his secret chamber, but intent on discovering the locations of all seven sites and destroying them all. Kael, upon reviving, now knows where the site is buried under sand and takes his people there, where he again is set up as Keeper, and now, with heaven’s blessing, water erupts from the ground and ends the drought.

The author is also now working on a new YA fantasy series “Shadow World” of which “Time Sniffers” is the first novel available.

Books by C.S. Lakin

·    A Rip in the Redwood Curtain (Literary Fiction)

·    Innocent Little Crimes (Suspense/Mystery/Women’s Fiction)

·    A Thin Film of Lies (Suspense/Mystery/Thriller)

·    The Wolf Of Tebron (Fantasy) published 2010, AMG/Living Ink Publishers

·    The Map Across Time (Fantasy) published 2011, AMG/Living Ink Publishers

·    Someone to Blame (Contemporary Fiction) published 2010, Zondervan

·    The Land of Darkness (Fantasy) release date fall 2011, AMG/Living Ink Publishers

·    Time Sniffers (YA Sci-fi)

·    Conundrum (Contemporary Fiction/Mystery)

·    The Unravelling of Wentwater (Fantasy) release date spring 2012, AMG/Living Ink Publishers

·    Intended For Harm (Contemporary Fiction)

·    The Crystal Scepter (Fantasy) release date February 2013, AMG/Living Ink Publishers

·    The Sands of Ethryn (Fantasy) release date fall 2013, AMG/Living Ink Publishers

Whether C.S.Lakin  is exploring the depths of the human psyche and pushing her characters to the edge of desperation, or embellishing an imaginary world replete with talking pigs and ancient magical curses, she is doing what she loves best – using her creativity and skills to inspire and affect her readers.

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 C.S. Lakin

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with C.S. Lakin

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“C.S. Lakin”

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

“C.S. Lakin – The Gates of Heaven Series”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Elizabeth Romero when younger often found herself lost in books that would just whisk her away to strange sounding places with strange sounding names. Her own younger life though had no such happy ending as she’d used to read about, married at a young age only to find herself four years later divorced with two young children to look after.

After a career in real estate she started her first novel which had been put on the back burner for several years. The result is not only her debut book, but the first in a series that has already received several great reviews.

Means To  An End”, is the first in Elizabeths “Redemption” series a thriller with a touch of romance set around New Orleans, an area that the author knows well having lived most of her life in the bayou country.

About “Means to an End”: (taken from authors web site)

This fast-moving story starts out in the mountains of North Carolina and quickly moves on to exciting New Orleans. Ashby Devereaux is a young woman who spends the first seventeen years of her life in an abusive home. While running from a murder , she finds love in the arms of my dashing hero, a Judge from New Orleans. Will he love and protect her or be her undoing? The real story unfolds amidst adventure, romance and an interesting group of supporting characters.

When Marie Broudreaux, the beloved daughter of wealthy and prideful Louisiana Cajuns finds herself disgraced, pregnant with twins and abandoned by her family, she is forced to save the family name by becoming the wife of Garrett Devereaux, who unbeknown to her father is a cruel and abusive man. Both twins, Ashby and Danny along with their now drug addicted mother struggle to survive in the backwards mountains of North Carolina. Abused at home, taunted and bullied by class mates Ashby still finds young love with the most  popular boy in school. Will she travel down the same road as her mother? Watch the transformation as the circumstances of Ashby’s life turns a once timid girl into a survivor regardless of the cost. Escape to a better life for Ashby seems impossible as long as Garrett is alive….

Alone and running from the authorities Ashby assumes a new identity and hides out in the New Orleans of her mother’s stories while searching for her runaway twin. Secreting herself amongst a group of interesting characters and with the law nipping at her heels Ashby unwittingly catches the attention of a local Judge but will he still love her when he finds out the truth or will he turn her in? Has that been his plan all along? In this story you will meet a unique character you will not soon forget!

As one reviewer wrote…

This novel weaves the Southern literature and location of the novel into your hearts as you read. It takes the reader on a journey of haunts, heartbreak, and romance. It brings the reader into a nonstop read -hard to put down. Can’t wait for the second book!

As we heard during the show, the second book “The Watched’, a psychological thriller is already in the works.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 Elizabeth Romero

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Elizabeth Romero

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Elizabeth Romero”

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

“Elizabeth Romero – Means To An End”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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Lauren Tarshis was introduced to me by my son Andrew who handed my one of her books one day and told me “Dad you need to get this lady on your show” and I am really glad I did.

Lauren  is described in Wikipedia as “an author of children’s books, with several series of fiction and historical works found in thousands of libraries and translated into several languages” but she is so much more than that.

She the author of the critically acclaimed Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, a Golden Kite honor book for fiction and Oprah book club pick, and the sequel Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. Books that are on many state lists and are often used by schools as part of anti-bully programs.

When not writing she is the  editorial director for language arts at Scholastic, and the editor of Storyworks magazine, an award-winning language arts magazine for children in grades 3-5 and also oversees Scope magazine, a language arts magazine for middle-schoolers. Circulation of these two magazines alone is over a million.

To my mind however the her greatest gift to young readers has been her “I Survived” series,  fast-paced historical fiction for kids of all ages each one focusing on a historical disaster from the perspective of a boy who lived to tell the tale.

And all this from a person who struggled with severe reading issues throughout  middle school.

There are so many books to share that Lauren has written it has been hard for me to find one for the”about this book” part of the blog but I have chosen my sons favorite.

About “I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001 (taken from authors web site)


Nothing is more important to Lucas than football, but when he gets his third concussion, his parents decide it’s too dangerous for him to keep playing his favorite game. He is sure his Uncle Benny will convince his parents to change their minds, and he skips school to find Benny at the firehouse where he works. But then a terrible attack happens in New York City, and Lucas is caught in the center of one of the most terrifying days in modern American history.

Lauren states she wrote this book after getting thousands of requests from readers, and it has become the most popular I Survived book yet.

With more books already under way including one that I believe to be very important (you will have to listen to the show to find out why) these books are a must for children of all ages.

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 Lauren Tarshis

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Lauren Tarshis

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Lauren Tarshis”

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

“Lauren Tarshis – I Survived Series”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

My Blogs:

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Despite a storm causing severe program interruptions during tonight’s show, my guest Dina von Lowenkraft managed to get through the show and towards the end without line interruption. Mind you, the fact that Dina is in Belgium and it was gone midnight there, alone was a challenge, but in the end the show was well worth getting through.

Dina was born in the US and has lived on 4 continents, worked as a graphic artist for television and as a consultant in the fashion industry before producing her first but I’m sure not last novel. The ability to create her own worlds and share them with the reader is helped by her being a black belt in Karate and a keen horse rider. In her debut YA fantasy novel “Dragon Fire” Dina is able to paint with words the land and the characters that merge together to make a “must read” debut novel.

About “Dragon Fire “:  (taken from Amazon)

Some choices are hard to live with.
But some choices will kill you.


When seventeen-year-old Anna first meets Rakan in her hometown north of the Arctic Circle, she is attracted to his pulsing energy. Unaware that he is a shape-shifting dragon, Anna is drawn into a murderous cycle of revenge that pits Rakan and his clan against her best friend June.


Torn between his forbidden relationship with Anna, punishable by death, and restoring his family’s honor by killing June, Rakan must decide what is right. And what is worth living – or dying – for.

The story is set in arctic Norway which enables Dina to share a unique world where humans and dragons and other mythical creatures are the norm. She is able to introduce intriguing secondary characters in the book, which can only lead to further books from this “one to follow” author.

As one reviewer put it…

I was so involved when reading this book that I found myself caught up in the drama and splendor of this mystical realm. The characters were interesting and well defined and the story was interesting, exciting and entertaining.

I’m looking forward to reading her next book!

Reviewer… me too!!!

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 Dina von Lowenkraft

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Dina von Lowenkraft

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Dina von Lowenkraft”

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

“Dina von Lowenkraft – Dragon Fire”

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

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