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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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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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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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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

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

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One of the shocks that authors find when their book is published is that far from the hard work being completed once their book is written and published, in fact it’s only just starting and the “getting it out there” is where the real hard work starts.

My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is Brian Jud“, author, book-marketing consultant, seminar leader, television host and president of Book Marketing Works and founder of the “Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association” (CAPA).

Back in the 90’s Brian published a series of books about finding a job, including “Job Search 101” and learned that there was limited information about how to go about marketing your book once it is published.

Brian is now a book-marketing expert helping publishers market their books in non-bookstore markets to increase their unit sales, revenue and profits. He is the author of “How to Make Real Money Selling Books” and “Beyond the Bookstore” describing new ways to sell more books to special-sales buyers.

He is a partner in Premium Book Company which offers commission-only sales of nonfiction, fiction, children’s titles and remainders to buyers in special markets.

If you are looking for help in marketing in any shape or form indeed if you just want to learn more Brian offers many web sites, seminars, online discussions and seminars many for little or no money.

Book Marketing Works (http://www.bookmarketingworks.com/ ) provides book-marketing products and services can increase your sales, revenue and profits. Check the site for a huge wealth of marketing information.

Brian also shared with us about “The Association of Publishers for Special Sales” (APPS) which can help you sell more of your books and make more money with large quantity non-returnable sales to non bookstore buyers. Check out http://www.spannet.org/ to find out more about APPS including their first Annual Book Marketing conference as well as plenty of helpful tips and information.

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 Brian Jud

Barry

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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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My guest on today’s “A Book and a Chat” is historical romance writer “Holly
Bush

Holly was raised in a house full of books she is a voracious reader of a
wide variety of fiction and non-fiction and has been writing all her life.

Life delayed her blossoming into the writer that she has become, in fact she
actually wrote two of her books while watching her daughter playing softball.

In 2011 however she produced her first historical romance book “Romancing Olive
set as are her other books in the late 1800’s.

This first book firmly put the name Holly Bush on the historical romance
ladder, receiving many praise worthy reviews about her novels and story lines.

This early success was soon followed by a second and equally successful book “Train
Station Brid
e”.

Again set in the late 1800’s and with more travel by train (there is a book
coming soon with travel by a boat instead of a train…honest). The again
received a very warm response with such comments as

“”Train Station Bride is a beautiful tale of love, family and
redemption . . . I could smell the bread baking in the oven and hear the corn
stalks rustling in the field. Train Station Bride is the perfect historical
romance.”

Now Holly has produced a new historical romance novel “Reconstructing
Jackson

About “Reconstructing Jackson” : (taken from Amazon)

1867 . . . Southern lawyer and Civil War veteran, Reed Jackson, returns to
his family’s plantation in a wheelchair. His father deems him unfit, and deeds
the Jackson holdings, including his intended bride, to a younger brother. Angry
and bitter, Reed moves west to Fenton, Missouri, home to a cousin with a
successful business, intending to start over.

Belle Richards, a dirt poor farm girl aching to learn how to read, cleans,
cooks and holds together her family’s meager property. A violent brother and a
drunken father plot to marry her off, and gain a new horse in the bargain. But
Belle’s got other plans, and risks her life to reach them.

Reed is captivated by Belle from their first meeting, but wheelchair bound, is
unable to protect her from violence. Bleak times will challenge Reed and
Belle’s courage and dreams as they forge a new beginning from the ashes of war
and ignorance.

The book contains enough language and love scenes to make it believable and
has received reviews such as…

I felt like I was transported through time…it has romance, history, villains and heroes…wonderful. One of the things I like most about Holly’s
novels is that they are so realistic. The love scenes are just enough…if
there is a bad guy…there is bad language (just enough…again believable).
You are outraged in parts…can understand why Jackson feels how he does and
even the hatred some of the other characters hold on to. I loved, loved, loved
this book.

With a new book “Cross the Ocean” (yes a boat not a train) coming soon, the
name Holly Bush is one that many historical readers will be looking for on the
book shelves.

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 Holly Bush

Barry

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