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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

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

“Jodi Foster – Forgotten Burial”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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When Miami-based author Joseph Brady, wrote his first novel, “The Zurich Decision”, he set it in Switzerland – even though he’d never set foot in the country. Then his wife was offered a job there, and fiction turned into reality

That is what we learned in an enjoyable “A Book and a Chat with Joseph Brady”

Joseph Brady is an American author who was born in Phoenix, Arizona and after working nearly ten years in the pharmaceutical industry, this multilingual author moved to the location of his debut book “The Zurich Decision” .

The reason he chose it as the prime location for the novel was because of its links to the pharmaceutical industry, however book like Joseph covers much of the world, an international thriller in the James Bond mode, with many interesting characters, including a Russian assassin.

About “The Zurich Decision”: (taken from Amazon)

Throughout his life, Chief Financial Officer Stephen Kastner was an honest man who helped run one of Europe’s most important pharmaceutical companies. Nevertheless, when his organization’s CEO deceitfully tells Stephen that he’ll be helping humanity by firming financing for the research of a new medicinal molecule, Stephen makes a dishonest business decision. His task is simply to arrange alternate financing for the research of this new drug. Unbeknownst to him, however, this new molecule is also highly addictive and potentially fatal. Stephen quickly learns that his decision was about more than medicine when his CEO orders him to organize a business meeting with an Iranian crime lord and a prominent Tokyo mafia boss. As the Zurich winter approaches, Stephen begins to regret his actions. Nonetheless, when one of his employees is murdered, Stephen realizes that it is too late to turn back.

As the business plan that Stephen inadvertently helped create begins to unfold, people around the world are dying from the illegal drug. In addition, the Russian assassin who murdered Stephen’s employee is now hunting him. While the mysterious compound gains popularity worldwide, Stephen finds his company under investigation by Interpol and the DEA. His life begins to unravel before his eyes. But it isn’t until an unimaginable personal tragedy occurs that Stephen must face the most horrific consequences of his actions. As a result of this event, he is forced to make one of the most important choices of his life as he attempts to lead himself on a potentially fatal path of redemption to stop the dreadful compound that he unwittingly helped create.

Though his debut book, Joseph already is building up a following, with a second novel already being penned  the name Josepth Brady will be one to look for on 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 Joseph Brady

Barry

Direct link to the show

A Book and a Chat with Joseph Brady

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Joseph Brady”

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

“Joseph Brady – The Zurich Decision”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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When you have a guest on the show who is an award winning criminologist and internationally bestselling author of more than 60 books, including thriller and suspense fiction, relationship fiction, young adult mysteries, true crime, and criminology titles, not counting his own Wikipedia page then you know you’ve the making of one interesting and crammed show.

R. Barri Flowers has a huge range of fiction and non-fiction novels and show stories many under several different names with a growing fan base and in the process winning many awards. His background as a master of science in criminal justice, lad him to write numerous non-fiction books on criminology and true crimes, including the fascinating “Murder at the Pencil Factory”, before branching out into fiction writing.

His first fiction was legal thriller, Persuasive Evidence, which was followed by Justice Served and States Evidence. Persuasive Evidence was in fact nominated for a Romantic Times Award.

The romantic part has been followed up by Barri, writing under the name of Devon Vaughn Archer” he was the first male author for Harlequin’s Arabesque imprint. Midwest Book Review described his “Kissing the Girl Next Door”, as romance that “flows off the page.

Not having enough outlets to his talent Barri also writes YA both romance and fiction like his latest YA novel “Count Dracula’s Teenage Daughter.

His latest novel is another thriller about an FBI criminal profiler who assists the police in going after a serial killer…  “Before He Kills Again”.

About “Before He Kills Again”:  (Taken from Amazon)

Before He Kills Again is my latest thriller novel. Based in Portland, Oregon, the protagonist is Veronica Vasquez, an FBI criminal psychologist and profiler who returns to her hometown to assist the police in tracking down a frighteningly serial killer. The “Rose Killer” kills beautiful women in pairs.

Soon he sets his sights on Veronica, even as she tries to get to him first, while also seeking to repair a damaged relationship with her estranged sister.

Further complicating Veronica’s life is a romance with the lead detective on the case, who has his own issues he’s dealing with.

For anyone who enjoys taut serial killer fiction that reflects the verisimilitude that can only come from a veteran criminologist with an expertise on serial murder, you are sure to find this a compelling read.

With numerous series on the go at the same time and hopping from one genera to another it is amazing the talent that flows from today’s guest.

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 R. Barri Flowers

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with R. Barri Flowers

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“R. Barri Flowers”

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

“R. Barri Flowers – Before He Kills Again”

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From an early love of reading Sherlock Holmes through a traveling sports reporter to working with police officers every day at the emergency 9-1-1 communications center it might seem obvious that  the debut novel for my guest Joseph Spencer might well have some form of detective base, and so it does with his paranormal crime thriller “Grim”.

His debut novel “Grim” is the first in the “Sons of Darkness” series which is soon to be followed by the second in the series “Wrage”.

Grim started with the idea for the Heath Grim character. This was inspired by Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker in Dark Knight. Joseph wanted to develop a character which created chaos like the Joker character, but had more of a sympathetic story. Always loving gritty, edgy characters which are morally gray, he wanted to take his readers down a more chaotic path than what was explored in the Dark Knight.

About Grim: (taken from a review on Amazon)

Grim, by Joseph Spencer, covers a series of murders that have occurred. Heath Grim is a war veteran who has scars on his face and is rarely seen without a mask. Though Heath’s best friend has been dead for a couple of years, Heath has been known to still have conversations with him in his head! Adam White is a renowned police officer who is tasked to investigate the murders that have occurred. Adam is seen as a hero.


When new murders begin to happen that are similar to those before, Adam fights to solve them and put an end to it all. Especially since Adams wife is one of the people who fell victim to the awful crimes. Cyrus Black is a man who’s bad side you don’t want to be on. He’s a city thug who seems to have his hands in everything, as well as everyone within the city on his payroll, including the mayor. Cyrus takes a dislike to Adam, and therefore makes Adams life a living hell. The more you read, the more secrets you begin to uncover about each of the characters.

As one reviewer put it…

Good mix of characters, each with their own secrets and past. Keeps the reader turning the pages to see how it is all connected. Although not too graphic or gory, it is a story of the deepest and darkest of souls.

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 Joseph Spencer

Barry

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A Book and a Chat with Joseph Spencer

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from

“Joseph Spencer”

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

“Joseph Spencer – Grim”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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My guest today is Luke Murphy one time ice hockey starlet
and now lighting the writing world as the author if adventure thriller “Dead Man’s
Hand”.
Born in a small rural community in Western Quebec his dream
growing up in a location where you learned to skate before you could walk was
to become and ice hockey star.
When his mother lost her battle with cancer he decided to
out his mind to his dream. The fact he was only 5’9” and weighing 160 pounds in
a time when ice hockey was looking for big bodies on the ice did not put him
off and he won many awards before using his one ice talent to get a hockey
scholarship to Rochester Institute of Technology where he gained Bachelor of
Science degree in Marketing with a Minor in Sociology.
He went on to get called upon by the Florida Panthers and
though he got to play only four games in the NHL he had a career all be terminated
early through injury, he had a carrier in the minors terminated by an serious
eye injury.
Knowing that dream had come to the end he returned to his
home town and not only started a career as coach but also writing for a local
paper, so began his drive to becoming an author.
Several years later and after first learning the craft of a
writer he has produced a wonderful murder suspense novel “Dead Man’s Hand”
About “Dead Man’s Hand” (taken from Imajin Books)

From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a
sadistic African-American Las Vegas
debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be
the perfect fall-guy.

…and the cards don’t fall your
way?

When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the
murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle
of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in
Vegas in the last twelve years.

The book has received many great reviews, several remarking that the book
which is in the style of James Patterson or Rick Mofina, does not have the feel
of a debut book.

As one reviewer put it…

I loved how the book kept me in the dark right till the very end! The author
made me sympathize with his protaganist Calvin Watters through excellent
character building, and I was definitely rooting for him! I believe the author
took some serious time doing research for this novel, it was educational AND
entertaining for me! A terrific debut! I look forward to more work from Luke
Murphy in the future.

Well another book is already underway reviewer, and as we discussed during
the show perhaps then a follow up on “duck duck goose”….
 

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 Luke Murphy

Barry
Direct link to the show
A Book and a Chat with Luke Murphy

or you can download the mp3 file of the show from
“Luke Murphy”

You can find out more about my guest and their books at:
“Luke Murphy – Dead Mans Hand”

Barry Eva (Storyheart)

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