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WebTalkRadio.net HostEclectic and entertaining, Cheryl Nason excels at intimate, one-on-one conversations with your favorite authors, exploring the latest new works of fiction and non fiction, ranging from mysteries and thrillers to business books, cookbooks, how-to and anything and everything else for your bedside table, the train to work, or under the beach umbrella. And remember to stuff a novel in your bag for the plane! Just download right to your ipod or Kindle. Then read, read, read!!

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Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Shadow of the Mind: Fight For Survival by Philip LeBreton

SHADOW OF THE MIND: Fight For Survival by Philip LeBreton Sandy is a young beautiful girl working as a waitress. She could have any man she wanted. Finally, she thinks she’s found the right man, William. He’s not really that good looking, but he’s rich and his mother comes from a very wealthy family. It seems […]

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Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason

Cheryl is an author, a literary blogger and television personality who has always had a passion for writing, reading and books. With a Masters in Education and a background teaching English, she found herself on television and radio, interviewing authors and celebrities as well as writing author profiles and book reviews that have appeared in various publications and newspapers.

 

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  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Shadow of the Mind: Fight For Survival by Philip LeBreton
    Sandy is a young beautiful girl working as a waitress. She could have any man she wanted. Finally, she thinks she’s found the right man, William. He’s not really that good looking, but he’s rich and his mother comes from a very wealthy family. It seems things are finally going right for Sandy, when suddenly, things go terribly wrong.
    She had a nice little dinner and a drink in her hand. Suddenly, there’s a knock on the back door. Her boyfriend, William, answers the door. Sandy thinks she hears an argument with whoever was at the door. Suddenly, William stumbles into the living room, blood gushing from his chest. He falls to the floor clutching at his chest. He’s dead. Two men rush into the room and grab Sandy!  She fights hard to get away, but they are too strong. They force her to leave with them.
    Ned is a police detective who specializes in murder cases. He has just moved to Maine. The Chief of Police is an old friend of his, and asks him if he will take over William’s murder case. Ned agrees to find the murderers.
    Will Ned succeed? Why was William killed? What has happened to Sandy?
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – DON’T KILL THIS CHILD: The Realization of Your Purpose and Vision is Only Alive and Strong As The Life You Give It by Andrew Robert

    DON’T KILL THIS CHILD: The Realization of Your Purpose and Vision is Only Alive and Strong As The Life You Give It by Andrew Robert

    The book focuses on the importance of each of us delivering that eternal purpose for which God brought us here on earth. It stresses that in an attempt to birth that purpose, there must be many tough challenges to overcome, but in the midst of those struggles and challenges, we must not let that child in us die.

    The child speaks of the gift, transformative ideas, or talent that God has deposited in every individual that only that individual can exploit, develop, or nurture for the benefit of others. The book tells us that God has finished His work here on earth and has commissioned us, humanity, to represent Him here to see that His purpose and plan for the universe is actualized. So don’t kill that child God-deposited in you.

    BOOK CHAPTERS INCLUDE:

    1.          The Cry
    2.          Birthing Purpose is His Eternal Plan
    3.          When God Becomes Silent
    4.          Who Am I?
    5.          How Do I Discover My Place in God’s Scheme?
    6.          How Do I give Up My Will For His?
    7.          Dangers of Fear and Birthing from Emptiness
    8.          This Fire Was Not Meant to consume You!
    9.          Allegiance to God and Birthing Under Men’s Rejection
    10.          Recipes for Successful Birthing
    11.          Understanding My Duty
    12.          Birthing through Love & Sting of Envy
    13.          Aligning with God’s Timing
    14.          The Factors that Kill Fruitfulness (1)
    15.          Factors That Kill Fruitfulness (2)
    16.          Hindrance from Trusted Sources
    17.          Birthing Through Your Words

     

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – BROTHERS FOREVER by Ron Hera

    BROTHERS FOREVER by Ron Hera

    Brothers Forever is the last of The Brothers Series. The trilogy includes:

    •  Bethlehem’s Brothers·
    •  Jerusalem’s Brothers
    •  Brothers Forever

    The series is an account of the life of two brothers, Enoch and Simeon, who struggle with Roman occupation and Jewish politics during the first century. Encounters with Jesus, violent Zealots, devastating disease and love are woven through their lives like a tapestry of the times. The author’s purpose, is to paint a portrait of the times by following the brothers from their first encounter with Roman Mercenaries as children to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. Titus, Josephus and the Essenes play a critical part in the siege of the City on a Hill.

     

    What fate awaits these distinguished men and their Christian brothers and sisters?

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – MY NAME IS JAMES by James Sinclair

    MY NAME IS JAMES by James Sinclair

    The book is set in a moment of time now forgotten. This memoir is a historical reflection from the 1930s to 2001 of how the author adapted to being gay and living through an era of discrimination, rejection and suspicion. He also found acceptance, love and the support of others.

     

    The story shows the determination of the author to live a productive life in the straight world and achieve great things in spite of the obstacles and prejudice he encountered. It tells how he found love and friendship in spite of society’s prejudices and fear. The book is also a love story that lasted for over 47 years.

     

    CHAPTERS INCLUDE:

    1. My Age of Innocence (1927-1941)
    2. There Were Others Like Me (1942 – 1946)
    3. The House On The Lake (1932 – 1945)
    4. When They Ask, don’t Tell (1946 – 1947)
    5. Chicago and a Corporate Experience (1947)
    6. Getting More Than A College Education (1948 – 1951)
    7. Conquering Graduate School and Finding a Partner (1951 – 1956)
    8. Living In Two Cultures (1956 – 1968)
    9. An Opportunity of a Lifetime (1968 – 2010)
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – THE IN-BETWEEN TIME by Micki Mongogna-Alarcon

    THE IN-BETWEEN TIME by Micki Mongogna-Alarcon

    Shala is a beautiful mysterious girl with long black hair and brilliant green eyes that look like shiny emeralds. She learns to love and appreciate the man (Yantox) who found her and took on the role of her father. She has no idea who she really is or where she came from. She has tried to get answers from Yantox, but when she saw the horrendous pain that it caused him, she decided she would try to find out the answers on her own.

    After a one year forced separation, Yantox finds how much he misses and actually loves Shala. He even finds that because of her, he has a complete attitude change. He is unable to answer any questions regarding Shala’s heritage because he has the same problem. He has no idea who he is or where he came from.

    The forest around the village has a mysterious affect called the in-between time. When humans walk in the forest and remain after dusk, they meet with disastrous consequences.

    Shala is always searching, trying to find the answers to her questions. She finds herself caught in the in-between time. She remains herself, but the characters she meet see her very differently. She finds that her life continues to be confusing. A very special gift that she possesses will assist her by guiding her to safety. She finds that as she follows her adventures to find out who she is and where she belongs, makes her a much stronger person.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – The Essence of Joy: Taina Goddess by Kelsey Jack Wilson Evans

    The Essence of Joy: Taina Goddess by Kelsey Jack Wilson Evans

    Taína Goddess is an album of 184 poems presented in chronological order of their creation. Each poem  shows on which date it was composed. Each poem each recorded/composed within one day, most in one sitting, with one written by hand, all others typed into a phone. Each one is composed spontaneously in a stream-of-consciousness format. The poems are free-flowing words chronicling thoughts and emotions. When read all together, a story unfolds. Also there is a story within each poem and collectively as an album, the story of a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual journey inspired by a friend and moving to a tropical island.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – MY FIRST LOVE: The Stories That Created The Songs by Harminme Love

    MY FIRST LOVE: The Stories That Created The Songs by Harminme Love

    The author started writing poetry when she was 12 years old. She had written her first song by the time she 13. She wanted to share her music, but she thought her songs alone weren’t enough.  She wanted to tell the story that inspired each song as well. The book contains 20 songs and the story behind each one.

    You can hear some of Harminme’s songs on YouTube. Search Tomica Rankins on YouTube.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – THE FADED YELLOW ENVELOPE by Julianna Psarris

    THE FADED YELLOW ENVELOPE by Julianna Psarris

    Ilai Areli is the director of criminal intelligence for the largest civilian intelligence agency in Toronto, Canada. At age thirty, he is a self-made man with a promising career, supportive friends, and a loving wife. Unable to meet the demanding sacrifices his new promotion entails, his life spirals out of control, leading him to lose everything that he holds dear.

    At the request of his agency to attend a meeting with the Ministry of National Security and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Dominican Republic, Ilai leaves Toronto on a business trip in hopes of escaping what he’s lost.

    Caught between letting go of his pride and facing the reality of his situation, he is completely unaware that an unforeseen meeting with a pregnant impoverished woman in the slums of Puerto Plata is about to remind him of life’s meaning and change the course of his life forever.

    Ilai and Shia meet when life’s challenges seem too difficult to bear, but what begins on that sunny afternoon transcends into their unpredictable futures, where only love, fulfillment, sacrifice, and the will to overcome remain.

    *The author plans to donate 70% of the book sales to the Chalice Sponsorship Program in Canada. The Chalice is a charitable organization located in Nova Scotia. The organization has been enriching lives for the past 20 years while restoring hope and dignity to people in developing countries through the Chalice Sponsorship Program. Chalice ensures that more than 90% of a sponsor’s donation funds their child’s educational fees, nutritional intake, medical care, clothing and footwear. Money Sense magazine recognized Chalice as a top Canadian charity in International Aid and Development for the past 6 years receiving an A rating for 2017.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – THE BOY FROM BROOKLYN by Adrien Martin

    THE BOY FROM BROOKLYN by Adrien Martin

    This book came into this world October 18, 2014. The book is for the reader to get completely involved with the gravity of each situation. It is a difficult story to tell because of the shifting moods of the characters and situations.  My grandmother, was the very definition of misery. The apartment she lived in was given to her by my uncle, her son. She took us in when we had no place to live. She has her own story.

    We were so poor there was no money for toys. My Uncle Jess bought me a red fire truck, the kind you sit in and peddle. I was not allowed to take it into the street so I drove it on the roof of that garage next door. The roof was our private playground going round and round. I loved that truck as it was the only toy I had. Boy, poverty sucks but has its advantages: you learn to live without things and it makes you strive for more, willing to do anything to get out of poverty-.

    Everything this book is, intended to relay the total experience: the happiness, the sadness, and most of all the fear. For example, when I was 6 years old, I was wrapped up in a quilt and hung me out of the window with only the pressure of the window holding me up. The window I hung from was on the eighth floor of the building so if I fell I would most assuredly be dead from the fall. I could see down as my head was partially hanging out of the quilt, a crowd started to gather below.

    The book is also intended to be a tribute to the brave men and women in the Armed Forces and Law Enforcement. I try to bombard your senses with strong feelings of what life was like for these people. For example, when I was in Viet Nam, I thought to myself this is a murder assignment and I was right! We were there for one reason and one reason only: to eliminate the enemy, to win this war by attrition.

  • Inside The Writers Cafe – Well Of The Three Sisters and Running On The Spot

    WELL OF THE THREE SISTERS: A Presumption of Death by Ron Benedict

    When rakish, man-about-town Connors Loy appears in Larry Cane’s Kansas City law office wanting his celebrity wife, city councilwoman Rita Stanton-Loy, declared not only legally dead but accidently dead, Cane doesn’t know that the case will put his life and the lives of others in terrible danger. All he only knows for sure is that, financially and professionally, he must take the case and win!

    Cane enlists the aid of his longtime friend Barton Lisle, the newspaper reporter who covered the story more than a year ago of the councilwoman’s mysterious disappearance. He also recruits his friend and local barmaid, Sandy Schooley.

    Almost as soon as the investigation begins, strange and sinister troubles affect the three friends. Even though they are unable to connect these events with their investigation, the deeper they dig, the more apparent it becomes that somebody doesn’t want the matter solved.

    Their search leads them to Arizona. Well of the Three Sisters is a tiny, dusty, high-desert town that sits on property Rita invested in shortly before her disappearance. The property also shares a border with the Navajo reservation where, over the last few years, horrifying events have affected those Native Americans living nearest the town.

    In Arizona, Larry, Bart, and Sandy meet Littlebird, Rita Stanton-Loy’s half Native American daughter. They also John Todachine, a Navajo engineer, and deputy sheriff Ramon Gutierrez, who believes the answer to the mystery lies in Rita’s investment property to the team. When the investigation turns to the land, a faceless opposition resorts to a less subtle means of dissuasion—guns.

    Frightened but committed to solving the case, the six forge ahead in their quest, leading to unimaginable evil and a spine-chilling showdown with a multibillionaire presidential hopeful.

    In the meantime, Larry is finally able to search for the woman he loved and lost to the Arizona desert many years ago, but will finding her only endanger her life?

    RUNNING ON THE SPOT by Iniobong Awak

    Running on the Spot is a narrative on poverty, illiteracy and lack of opportunities. From Mbente to Eniong, Ebiet Asibong to Ine Ekpenyong, Atakpa to Fernando Po, poverty looms large. Yet the human spirit is irrepressible, making the story to also be about love and betrayals.

    Edem Ikon, the central character, abandons his wife and his village, hoping to better his lot elsewhere. He returns, unexpectedly, after forty years of sojourning in various places, a spent man in his seventies carrying a sack on his head which makes the elders question his sanity, a walking symbol of failure though an unprecedented welcome party is spontaneously held for him.

    According to Elder Isang, Asibong, Edem’s father, was a weakling who incurred the wrath of the gods by bringing into their community a woman from Adiabo who had had a twin in an earlier marriage. “Edem is the product of that unholy union. He is a symbol of desecration and abomination. Nothing good can come out of him.” Is Edem’s failure, therefore, fatalistically determined?

    Through a crushing irony, the author casts doubt on this line of reasoning. Isang has led the Mbente army fora decade and he is considered to be a lion. However when the Inokon invaders come on a reprisal attack, he is killed like a chicken in his own backyard and the enemies evaporate without even a rustle of the leaves. As a cult leader, he has compromised his office. The curse on Edem and his pedigree who he despises falls on him instead. The lion falls in place of the weakling. As the book of Ecclesiastes tells us, “a living dog is better than a dead lion.”

    Edem’s adventure in Eniong and later Atakpa, where he serves as both the oracle and the herbalist enables him to deconstruct the gods. The author deploys series of anecdotes through him to whittle down the efficacy of the fatalistic streak in the narrative. Effanga, his uncle, does everything possible to set up Edem Ikon in Eniong. He gives him free accommodation, land, seed yams, labourers, etc, in order to make him a successful farmer like himself. Edem fritters away all the opportunities because he is not cut for hard work. Edem’s failure, therefore, results from the choice he makes. He chooses the easy or lazy man’s approach to life. This tilts him towards the fraudulent rather than honest hard work and drowns him in wine and women, despite his apparent impotence. Edem has no defined vision of the future. Even his decision to go to Fernando Po is taken on the spur of the moment. There is no calculation on his part to his marriage to Mariana in Fernando Po, though it is evident that Mariana has a design on him.

    The author’s descriptive power and his adaptation of the English language to bear the essence of the culture of the people, make the narrative quite entertaining as the reader is easily able to visualize the situations, characters and the coastal milieu of the story. It is a story intended for any averagely educated reader, not just for eggheads.

    The message of the author seems to be that honest hard work and/or education are fundamental ingredients for success in life. Effiong Akpabio and Effanga Mkpa are examples of those who succeed through hard work, while Mariana’s phenomenal rise is made possible by her education. Neither ingredient seem available to Edem Ikon. This is why he is such an abysmal failure. Though set in a traditional environment steep in internecine wars and cult devotion, a time past; Running on the Spot bears a message with a modern sensibility and therefore is relevant for all times.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – WELL OF THE THREE SISTERS: A Presumption of Death by Ron Benedict and RUNNING ON THE SPOT by Iniobong Awak

    WELL OF THE THREE SISTERS: A Presumption of Death  by Ron Benedict

    When rakish, man-about-town Connors Loy appears in Larry Cane’s Kansas City law office wanting his celebrity wife, city councilwoman Rita Stanton-Loy, declared not only legally dead but accidently dead, Cane doesn’t know that the case will put his life and the lives of others in terrible danger. All he only knows for sure is that, financially and professionally, he must take the case and win!

    Cane enlists the aid of his longtime friend Barton Lisle, the newspaper reporter who covered the story more than a year ago of the councilwoman’s mysterious disappearance. He also recruits his friend and local barmaid, Sandy Schooley.

    Almost as soon as the investigation begins, strange and sinister troubles affect the three friends. Even though they are unable to connect these events with their investigation, the deeper they dig, the more apparent it becomes that somebody doesn’t want the matter solved.

    Their search leads them to Arizona. Well of the Three Sisters is a tiny, dusty, high-desert town that sits on property Rita invested in shortly before her disappearance. The property also shares a border with the Navajo reservation where, over the last few years, horrifying events have affected those Native Americans living nearest the town.

    In Arizona, Larry, Bart, and Sandy meet Littlebird, Rita Stanton-Loy’s half Native American daughter. They also John Todachine, a Navajo engineer, and deputy sheriff Ramon Gutierrez, who believes the answer to the mystery lies in Rita’s investment property to the team. When the investigation turns to the land, a faceless opposition resorts to a less subtle means of dissuasion—guns.

    Frightened but committed to solving the case, the six forge ahead in their quest, leading to unimaginable evil and a spine-chilling showdown with a multibillionaire presidential hopeful.

    In the meantime, Larry is finally able to search for the woman he loved and lost to the Arizona desert many years ago, but will finding her only endanger her life?

    RUNNING ON THE SPOT by Iniobong Awak

    Running on the Spot is a narrative on poverty, illiteracy and lack of opportunities. From Mbente to Eniong, Ebiet Asibong to Ine Ekpenyong, Atakpa to Fernando Po, poverty looms large. Yet the human spirit is irrepressible, making the story to also be about love and betrayals.

    Edem Ikon, the central character, abandons his wife and his village, hoping to better his lot elsewhere. He returns, unexpectedly, after forty years of sojourning in various places, a spent man in his seventies carrying a sack on his head which makes the elders question his sanity, a walking symbol of failure though an unprecedented welcome party is spontaneously held for him.

    According to Elder Isang, Asibong, Edem’s father, was a weakling who incurred the wrath of the gods by bringing into their community a woman from Adiabo who had had a twin in an earlier marriage. “Edem is the product of that unholy union. He is a symbol of desecration and abomination. Nothing good can come out of him.” Is Edem’s failure, therefore, fatalistically determined?

    Through a crushing irony, the author casts doubt on this line of reasoning. Isang has led the Mbente army for a decade and he is considered to be a lion. However when the Inokon invaders come on a reprisal attack, he is killed like a chicken in his own backyard and the enemies evaporate without even a rustle of the leaves. As a cult leader, he has compromised his office. The curse on Edem and his pedigree who he despises falls on him instead. The lion falls in place of the weakling. As the book of Ecclesiastes tells us, “a living dog is better than a dead lion.”

     

    Edem’s adventure in Eniong and later Atakpa, where he serves as both the oracle and the herbalist enables him to deconstruct the gods. The author deploys series of anecdotes through him to whittle down the efficacy of the fatalistic streak in the narrative. Effanga, his uncle, does everything possible to set up Edem Ikon in Eniong. He gives him free accommodation, land, seed yams, labourers, etc, in order to make him a successful farmer like himself. Edem fritters away all the opportunities because he is not cut for hard work. Edem’s failure, therefore, results from the choice he makes. He chooses the easy or lazy man’s approach to life. This tilts him towards the fraudulent rather than honest hard work and drowns him in wine and women, despite his apparent impotence. Edem has no defined vision of the future. Even his decision to go to Fernando Po is taken on the spur of the moment. There is no calculation on his part to his marriage to Mariana in Fernando Po, though it is evident that Mariana has a design on him.

     

    The author’s descriptive power and his adaptation of the English language to bear the essence of the culture of the people, make the narrative quite entertaining as the reader is easily able to visualize the situations, characters and the coastal milieu of the story. It is a story intended for any averagely educated reader, not just for eggheads.

     

    The message of the author seems to be that honest hard work and/or education are fundamental ingredients for success in life. Effiong Akpabio and Effanga Mkpa are examples of those who succeed through hard work, while Mariana’s phenomenal rise is made possible by her education. Neither ingredient seem available to Edem Ikon. This is why he is such an abysmal failure. Though set in a traditional environment steep in internecine wars and cult devotion, a time past; Running on the Spot bears a message with a modern sensibility and therefore is relevant for all times.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – A Mother’s Sin by Mia Henry

    A MOTHER’S SIN by Mia Henry

    The reader journeys with Ella as she courageously spills out the raw emotion she feels while navigating adversity. The book shows how her journey affected those close to her. It is a candid and intimate story about loss, questions raised, hope, love and healing.

    The author was inspired to write the book because of all the struggles she has personally faced in her life.The hope is that this book will be an inspirational read for anyone who is also going through difficult times in their own life.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – ASCENSION by Brandi Lynn Smith and THE VERDICT OF HISTORY: THE GREAT TRIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THIS DAY by Virginia Lalli

    ASCENSION by Brandi Lynn Smith

    In the second book in the ALPHA UNITS series, ASCENSION, author Brandi Lynn Smith continues the adventures of Kate and her friends in the Alpha Units. Kate’s life has been fairly quiet since rescuing her friends from Blade, but the short reprieve doesn’t last. Kate finds her powers increasing and she is seeing strange symbols. Could the pendant she obtained have anything to do with what’s happening? Why was it coveted by Blade? Kate knows where to turn for help, but getting that help means returning to the one place she never planned on every going back to.

    THE VERDICT OF HISTORY: THE GREAT TRIALS FROM ANTIQUITY TO THIS DAY by Virginia Lalli

    “An injustice to one is a threat made to all”
    -Montesquieu

    The book documents and analyzes some of the greatest legal trials in history, from ancient times to the present day. The defendants include Socrates, Galileo, Sacco and Vanzetti, as well as Oscar Wilde. If you are a careful reader, you might naturally wonder, “How fair were these trials?”

    The book narrates the trials and provides an original historical account of the evolution of human civilization from a range of different perspectives. Indeed, the author posits that from the various charges, exchanges between prosecution and defense and intentions expressed in the cases, the great existential values of humanity are revealed. Each of the defendants embodies ideals that remain current to this day and each of them has left a message for us to reflect upon.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer, Finally Revealed? by Septimus Bacourt

    The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer, Finally Revealed? by Septimus Bacourt

    Before you read this controversial book, you have to clean from your mind of all that you have already learned from religious organizations. Don’t read it with your mind made up. You will never learn the ancient wisdom.

    This book is about helping you to understand two mysteries never revealed for many centuries because the religious leaders you listened to have their minds made up by one thing–their wallets. They don’t care about your soul.

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer, Finally Revealed? by Septimus Bacourt

    The Mystery Between the Seed of the Woman and the Seed of Lucifer, Finally Revealed? by Septimus Bacourt

    Before you read this book, you have to clean from your mind all that you already learned from religious organizations. Don’t read it with your mind set up. You will never learn ancient wisdom. This book is about helping you to understand two mysteries never revealed for many centuries because the religious leaders you listened to have their minds set up for one thing–their wallets. They don’t care about your soul.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Author Interviews with: Jeff Ahlin and John Flanagan

    OVERRUN: The Battle for Firebase 14 by CDR Jeff Ahlin

    This novel is a dramatization of many of CDR Jeff Ahlin’s experiences on the USS Kitty Hawk (CVA-63) in Vietnam and South East Asia between the summer of 1969 and the summer of 1971. During that time then Lt. Ahlin became friendly with one of the Naval Pilots from Squadron VA-192, The Golden Dragons. Lt. Dennis Pike flew the A7-E Corsair II and was a trombone player in the ship’s band, “The Yankee Air Pirates,” with Lt. Ahlin, who played the banjo.

    The story outlines some of the difficult circumstances, logistical problems and abject terror that permeated the jungle warfare. The U.S. Army Rangers and the U.S. Marines were subjected to many difficult battles in the Central Highlands, A Shau Valley, and near the borders of Cambodia, Laos, and the 17th Parallel, the border of North Vietnam.

    LCDR Pike was lost over Laos in the spring of 1972. Dennis and his aircraft vanished off the face of the earth. There were unconfirmed reports of him being held in a prison camp in Laos in the summer of 1972.

    In the fall of 2011 his helmet was found by a farmer in a stream in Laos. There were reports the Russians and Chinese took pieces of downed aircraft and six of our pilots as POW’s; but all the pilots were released after the war. The question remains, what happened to LCDR Dennis Pike?

    MICHAEL DEVLIN AND THE CHEYENNE by John Flanagan

    Penniless Irish immigrant Michael Devlin arrives in New York City, in 1864, the third year of the American Civil War. With a group of friends from his home in County Galway, he enlists in a cavalry regiment. After basic training, they are thrown into the Union Civil War against the Confederate South. On a reconnaissance mission, Michael discovers he is unable to fire on Confederate soldiers. To avoid the taking of human life, he volunteers for duty with a special unit of cavalry in Denver, Colorado. Michael’s mission in the Mounted Cavalry in Fort Weld, Denver, Colorado, was to escort a tribe of Cheyenne Indians from a traditional Indian village to a new reservation one hundred miles away. Among the Indian nations, a reservation was a euphemism for a prisoner of war camp. It was the depth of winter; harsh inclement weather would claim many Indian lives. Beaten and whipped, the weakened Cheyenne tribe could travel no further on the forced march. Michael witnessed Us soldiers sadistically slaughter defenseless braves, women and children. The killings had a profound effect on Michael and change the course of his life. On learning of a secret government conspiracy to exterminate American Indians by means of genocide, Michael becomes a leader of the persecuted Cheyenne tribe. He initiates several triumphant and bloody skirmishes against the murderous Us Cavalry soldiers. He leads the remainder of the Cheyenne tribe to eventual freedom after a long exodus to Mexico.

  • Inside the Writers Cafe with Cheryl Nason – WICKED PRAYERS by S. D. Moore

    WICKED PRAYERS by S. D. Moore

    Award winning author S.D. Moore returns with a scary, entertaining thrill ride of a novel. WICKED PRAYERS is a fast paced, action packed horror story in which an unusual band of heroes desperately fight hellish incarnations to thwart Evil and his infectious hideous hoard.

    The book reads like a graphic novel without pictures, but plays like an action packed horror movie in your mind. WICKED PRAYERS offers original creatures for a helluva of a scary read! May no more dark doors be opened tonight! The novel contains mystery, action, supernatural erotic scenes, violence, adult language, and a little faith.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – The New-Era Entrepreneurial Leader: The Thoughts and Philosophies of One of Asia’s Best, Brightest and Promising CEOs

    The New-Era Entrepreneurial Leader: The Thoughts and Philosophies of One of Asia’s Best, Brightest and Promising CEOs by Tomoaki Ota

     Three years in a row, the Japan Times named Tomoaki Ota one of the brightest, most promising CEOs. Not only did this Japanese business leader’s company survive the unanticipated disasters of the IT bubble burst, the Lehman Brothers’ collapse and the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, but he grew profits for six consecutive years thereafter in spite of these tragedies.

    His book published first in Japan, is now available in the U.S. Ota shares his thoughts and philosophies about leadership, as well as provides unique insights for America’s small to mid-sized business owners. His thoughts and philosophies are a unique mix of traditional Japanese philosophies and American infused education.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – MARLEY WAS A SAINT: The Story Of Diamond, The Errant Labrador by I. G. SNYDER

    MARLEY WAS A SAINT:  The Story Of Diamond, The Errant Labrador by I. G. SNYDER

    People have special relationships with their pets and so did the owners of Diamond, a Labrador retriever who was bred to retrieve, born to retrieve, loved to retrieve and lived to retrieve. He was an incredible athlete, perfecting, creating, and developing every kind of retrieving ever imagined. For this dog every day was a new adventure. He enjoyed pushing himself and his owners to the limit.

    And in the end, all of us should all consider adopting Diamond’s philosophy about life. Every day was the first day of the rest of his life, another page in the book of his marvelous adventure. He lived life with rollicking abandon, pushing himself to the limit, always up for trying new things. He had no regrets and there was no looking back. He just looked forward to the fun and joy the next sunrise would bring.  Read all about his wild adventures.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Called Into the Wilderness

    CALLED INTO THE WILDERNESS  by Gabriel Sosu

    “Writing this book has first and foremost helped me as an individual person to come to terms with things that are happening to me and around me. It has helped me gradually to discover my strengths and weaknesses, my successes and failures.

    It has also helped me to see how my day-to-day existence can enrich the lives of others by allowing myself to touch them, by extending a helping hand to them in the name of love. It has helped me to see how my life can resonate with the lives of countless others with whom I come into contact as a man of God. It has helped me to discover as a unique person, amongst the millions, or rather billions of God’s creations, that my life experiences can help others also to discover his love for us.”
    -Gabriel Sosu, author, priest, missionary

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – DEAR MOM AND DAD: You Don’t Know Me But… by Georgia Lee McGowen

    DEAR MOM AND DAD:  You Don’t Know Me But… by Georgia Lee McGowen

    “Much has been written both about and by people who feel they were assigned the wrong body at conception, exploring the struggles and too often the tragedies that result from that mismatch of nature. Very little has been written, however, to chronicle the lifelong struggle of people to understand and come to terms with two distinct sets of emotions, one male and one female – a single soul, at times divided, at times united, by two clearly identifiable spirits.”

    – Georgia Lee McGowen

    Dear Mom and Dad: You Don’t Know Me, But … traces the life of George through the eyes of Georgia, the female half of their soul, from early childhood in the post war Texas oil fields through the innocence of his early school years in northeastern Oklahoma. With the onset of puberty, Georgia watches the omnipresent feeling of not being normal cast a destructive pall over nearly everything George attempts. After the collapse of his lifelong dream, George begins again with hopes, new dreams and the love they’ve both longed for. Georgia finally emerges, but understanding her part in their soul comes slowly and is complicated by a tragedy of profound proportion.

     

    Dear Mom and Dad considers the ultimate understanding of God’s will for both George and Georgia and its unusual conclusion, sharing a story of struggle and self-acceptance.

  • Inside The Writers Cafe – Celiminal by Pat Iezzi

    CELIMINAL by Pat Iezzi

    Scientific research into techniques to secretly imbed messages below the normal limits of the human mind’s perception creates a labyrinth of politics, deception and murder. With a Virginia senatorial election at stake, Attorney Danielle Madison’s quest to unravel the secret puts her at risk of lose everything, including her life. Is she a player in this game of political roulette or an unwilling participant? The answer she uncovers lead her to one thought, one message, and one mind-altering program in this conspiracy. Are you in control of your actions? You’re about to find out!

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – MARLEY WAS A SAINT: The Story Of Diamond, The Errant Labrador
    by I. G. SNYDER 
    Do you admire people who live life to the fullest? Are you envious of those individuals who wake up each morning excited about what the coming day will bring?  If you answered “yes” to these questions, you will enjoy reading the delightful story of Diamond, the errant retriever. 
     
    For Diamond every day was a new adventure. He lived life with gay abandon, pushing himself to the limit, always up for trying new things. He was bred to retrieve, born to retrieve, loved to retrieve and lived to retrieve. He was an incredible athlete, perfecting, creating, and developing every kind of retrieving ever imagined. This perfection, this obsession was almost the undoing of Diamond and his owners. 
     
    In the end, perhaps we should all consider adopting Diamond’s outlook on life. Every day was the first day of the rest of his life. Every day was another page in the book of his marvelous adventure. There were no regrets; there was no looking back. He just looked forward to the fun and joy the next sunrise would bring.
  • Inside The Writers Cafe – Concussion-ology with Dr. Harry Kerasidis

    CONCUSSION – OLOGY by Dr. Harry Kerasidis

    The concussion problem is pervasive in today’s society. Concussions are emerging as a new field within medicine known as “Concussionology”. This topic has massive consequences for the health and welfare of all athletes.

    Readers will find the answers in this book. It is a comprehensive, easily read resource providing basic training about concussions for athletes, parents and coaches as well as more in-depth training for athletic trainers, and medical professionals.

    In Concussion-ology, Dr. Harry Kerasidis:
    • Outlines his own clinical-caliber concussion protocol
    • Reveals who is more vulnerable to concussions
    • Gives requirements for concussion baseline tests
    • Provides neurological basics about the brain, injury and behavior
    • Offers practical steps to handling concussions, and more

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – The Final World Government by Bishop Bassey Effiong Orok

    The Final World Government: Unveiling the Coming One Global System of Administration, One Currency, One Language and One People Under One Leadership by Bishop Bassey Effiong Orok

    This book is the last title of the seven holy book series written by His Lordship Bishop Bassey Effiong Orok.

    The Final World Government contains unimaginable and extraordinary knowledge. It unveils the coming new world administration where only one governing system, one currency, one understanding, one belief and one language will be enforced globally, thereby bringing to an end all existing governments, organizations, groups, religions, tradition, beliefs, customs, and kingdoms irrespective of nation, language, continent, or color. The book announces the coming of global change as it unveils a world void of all political, civil, economic, food crises, agony, anger, catastrophe, blame, earthquakes, war, pain, enmity, insecurity, insurgency, terrorism, wickedness, danger, evil, sorrow, sickness and death. Contained in The Final World Government is an in-depth look at the natural origin of the different governments currently operating globally and moving ahead in unveiling the system of their final departure from the surface of the earth. It also unveils unprecedented mysteries concerning all continents, governments, organizations, religions, tribes, tongues, colors and every human race, even as it reveals how the entire earth and the heavens will be shaken thus causing man and other creations to run for their safety.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Dreams

    THE SECRET OF BERRY HOUSE  by M P MUELLER

    Imagine being five years old and suddenly your mother disappears one evening after supper. She simply goes upstairs to check on a strange noise in the house, and doesn’t come back. If that isn’t frightening enough for the next five years of your young life, you are left in the care of a wicked old housekeeper, Mrs. Boil and her nasty trouble-making cat. During this time, your once-loving father slips into depression and moves from your house into his office above the carriage house to lose himself in his work. One day you too disappear as you are pulled by a strange force through a crack that abruptly appears. This is where your true adventure begins!

    AMERICAN DREAMS  by Mateo Lobos

    God gave me the blessing of reaching my American dream. I had always thought about writing, but I didn’t think I could do it. I feared criticism, but then I felt God say, “Don’t be afraid,” so I started writing. May we also continue to have a country that inspires huge dreams, great ideas, and great music. A country that still can say “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free” (Emma Lazarus). I still want this country to be around for my grandchildren’s grandchildren, so let’s keep the American dream alive! Hoorah, semper fidelis!

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Adventurers: In Real Life

    TURTLE RIDER  by Craig Wooton

    From the jungles of Asia to the Galapagos Islands, the book recounts the real-life adventures in the life of the author. His experience includes working in TV news, with the police, spending time as a fire fighter and as a tuna boat pilot, to mention just a few.  The book reads like an excerpt from an Indiana Jones movie script, only the adventures are true.

    FROM LIGHT INTO THE ABYSS  by Jim Jacobs

    We’ve ushered in a new era of the outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde. There are no pistols or shotguns visible, no banks involved, and few if any wanted posters displayed in your local Post Office. The weapon of choice has become the keyboard, the smart phone and laptop computer. It has become a merging bacteria spreading like wildfire perilously and dangerously close to imploding on God’s moral laws and His judgment upon this Nation. Call it scams, live sex cams, or our youth behaving badly, its tentacles reach all socioeconomic households in this country. Adding to this mix of immorality we have prostitution, illegal drug smuggling and its use, human slave trafficking, domestic abuse, abortion, same sex marriage, political chicanery, etc.

    Society has created a cocktail of criminal behavior to rival the days of Sodom and Gomorrah. The question then arises out of this storm of immorality is not if; but when God will exact His wrath upon this Nation.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – BRICK WALLS by Carl Baker and TRUE SUCCESS: What It Means and How Organizations Can Achieve It by Arnold S. Judson
    BRICK WALLS  by Carl Baker 
    Francis Allen “Brick” Walls is an Iraqi war veteran who has come back to his childhood home in Maranda, Texas to live a quiet life. While on a daily walk with his big Irish setter, Red, Brick becomes an unwilling witness to a major drug deal gone bad. Four dead bodies, a plane in flames, and a crooked sheriff on the hunt for the man with the Irish setter makes Brick a target.   Will the good guy win or become a victim of drugs, greed and a crooked officer of the law?
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    by Arnold S. Judson
    Business, non-profit and government leaders who want leverage for improving their organizations’ performance will find answers in TRUE SUCCESS. Unlike most management books, TRUE SUCCESS provides fresh insights into fundamental but uncomfortable truths about organizations and success. The book empowers its readers to become more effective leaders and to enjoy greater personal success. 
     
    TRUE SUCCESS CHAPTER OVERVIEW:
    Chapter 1:  Lots of Solutions But What’s The Problem?
    Chapter 2:  What is True Success?
    Chapter 3:  What Determines Success
    Chapter 4:  Setting Appropriate Objectives
    Chapter 5:  Why Organizational Navigation and Guidance is so Critical
    Chapter 6:  Elements of A System For Organizational Navigation And Guidance (SONG) 
    Chapter 7:  Using SONG In A Single Business Organization
    Chapter 8:  SONG in Multi-business Organizations:  Some Basic Issues
    Chapter 9:  How SONG Works In Multi-Business Organizations
    Chapter 10:  How SONG Helps Ensure True Success

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – MUKTI: Free To Be Born Again: Partitions of Indian Subcontinent, Islamism, Hinduism, Leftism, and Liberation of the Faithful by Dr. Sachi Dastidar
    by Dr. Sachi Dastidar  
    Mukti is a commonly used term in Hindu-Buddhist philosophies meaning freedom from rebirth and liberation from oppression.”  The book focuses on the transformation of a society.  It is a history-based autobiographical work reflecting three decades of fieldwork in Muslim-majority Bangladesh and Hindu-majority India. Many strands of real-life drama have been woven together with 1947 Hindu-Muslim, secular-Islamic, and 1971 Islamic-secular, ruling-minority vs. oppressed-majority partitions of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Names of individuals involved as well as the names of villages have been fictionalized.
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – ROMANCE IN MY RAMBLER by David Bourbon and HOUSE ON A SWING by Victoria James

    ROMANCE IN MY RAMBLER by David Bourbon

    Romance in My Rambler is the first in The Class President Series.  It’s the story of a “Baby Boomer” coming of age amidst the upheavals of the 1950s and 1960s. 

    David Bourbon learns about life and death at age five.  He grows up like other baby boomers in an era of tremendous change—The Cuban Missile Crisis, school integration, Sputnik, The Beatles, The Pill, and an emerging war in Vietnam. Childhood experiences forge his views on a range of issues from nature to war. He feels the pain of a traumatic event that forever changes how he treats other people. His grandparents and WWII parents provide an anchor for life’s challenges. 

    HOUSE ON A SWING by Victoria James

    This is the story of a girl named Lizzie who struggles with the people around her. Her birth mother abandons her. Her adoptive mother beats her and tortures her mentally and physically. She runs away to find her birth mother, who promptly sells her as a sex toy to the highest bidder. Lizzie is also abused by foster fathers. Throughout her life, the very people who were to take care of her and show her love are the very people who betray her.
     
    She goes through several abusive relationships until she finds spiritual healing, self-love, and peace. Eventually, she escapes the cycle of abuse and finds her true love.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – SIT DOWN! SPEAK UP! CASH IN!: A CEO’s Guide to Peer Advisory Groups by Tina Corner
    Tina Corner has over 20 years of senior executive experience at both start-ups and billion-dollar corporations.  In 2013, she founded her own peer advisory board company, Leader Exchange Council (LXCouncil).  LXCouncil hand-selects business leaders to participate in peer council meetings that will help them find solutions and harness opportunities. LXCouncil hires and trains the moderators who make each council meeting productive for members. 
     
    In her book, business owners will discover how a peer advisory group can reconnect them with the clarity, creativity, competitive advantage, and energy that first inspired them to start their own business or to take the reins of an existing enterprise. 
     
    Table of Contents
    1.  Peer Advisory Council Anatomy
    Insight:  There is no manual for running a business.
    2.  Why Join A Peer Advosory Council?
    Insight:  Epiphanies can be intentional and not serendipitous.
    3.  Old Dog, New Tricks
    Insight:  Experience trumps academics.
    4.  Finding the Right Council
    Insight:  Return On Your Involvement
    Appendix

     

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – A HUMBLE HERO by Dr. Jianxin Huang AND FOUNDATION EARTH by Dr. William Lies
    A HUMBLE HERO by  Dr. Jianxin Huang 
     
    This book is about Linsen, who was born in a typical farmer’s family in southern Yangtze River area in 1900. When he was five years old, his father passed away. He had to quit school when he was only eleven to support his family. He inherited a huge amount of debt. Despite drastic regime changes, a Japanese invasion, civil war, land reforms, widespread starvation, and the upheavals of the Communist and Cultural Revolutions, Linsen held on to the Chinese traditions he had known all his life. He believed that one should gain wealth from his own hard work. Practicing the philosophy himself, he became a very skilled, knowledgeable, and successful farmer; a well-respected person by rich and poor people in his town. Linsen tried his best to resist the destruction of Chinese traditions and culture. Unfortunately, the final blow to him was from one of his beloved family members. Some of the dramatic historical and cultural events in the book have never before told. ________________________________________
    FOUNDATION EARTH by Dr. William Lies
     A couple on their second honeymoon are trapped in an electro-magnetic solar storm. The impact of the storm is twofold: first, the couple gained extrasensory perception (ESP) abilities and second their unborn twins genetics are modified resulting in the twins having full paranormal abilities including telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation and clairvoyance. Foundation Earth chronicles the exploits of the family. 

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – TRIO by Boman Desai
    TRIO by Boman Desai
    The trio in the novel is composed of three musical geniuses: Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. Clara married Robert, with whom she fell in love when she was just sixteen, though it meant challenging the iron will of her father, who wished her to marry an earl or a count, certainly not an impoverished composer. The Schumanns had eight children, and Robert’s greatness as a composer was never in doubt, but he was also mentally ill, attempted suicide, and finally incarcerated himself in an asylum, where he died two and a half years later. 
     
    Johannes Brahms entered the picture shortly before Roberts incarceration and fell deeply in love with Clara but was just as deeply indebted to Robert for getting his first six opuses published within weeks of their meeting. Clara was forbidden to see Robert in the asylum because the doctors feared she would “excite him too much.” Brahms became a go-between for the couple, ferrying messages to and fro, but both loved Robert too well to abuse his trust. Brahms learned instead to associate deep love with deep renunciation-and, coupling this love with early experiences of playing dance music for sailors and prostitutes in Hamburg’s dockside bars, he became a victim to the Freudian conundrum: where he loves, he feels no passion, and where he feels passion, he cannot love. Germany grows in the hinterland of the story from four hundred-plus principalities to one nation under Bismarck. The great composers of the century (Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, and Wagner among others) have their entrances and exits, and the ghosts of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert are never distant. Though firmly grounded in fact, the book unfolds like a novel, a narrative of love, insanity, suicide, revolution, politics, war, and of course, music.

     

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – Women Who Knew Jesus
    WOMEN WHO KNEW JESUS by Dr. Bonnie Ring
    As you come to know each of the women that Jesus knew, you may be surprised to discover how quickly your own stories are evoked by hearing theirs and how similar you are to some of them. In this way, they may become role models for your own journey of faith and witness. In each of these encounters, you will meet Jesus and come to know him as they did, perhaps for the first time. To enrich your experience, there are questions to ponder and memories of your own to recover. 
     
    The stories help each of us to see parts of ourselves, parts we like as well as parts we would prefer to deny, hide, or eliminate. As you proceed, two attitudes will be helpful: a willingness to let these biblicalwomen speak with their own voices and an openness to hearing what you may not have heard before. The stories can help you uncover the richness of your own stories and see them for the sacred wonder that they are.   
     
    First century social mores barred women from interacting with men outside the family or marriage; yetJesus appears to have been unafraid to approach women, to listen to them, to heal them, and to affirm God’s love and acceptance of them. Often without a name, these women had convictions about Jesus and a sense of security with him that surpassed that of his male disciples. The stories in this book show us that social equality existed among Jesus‘s male and female followers. Each woman who met him went away from him changed. The existence of so many biblical stories about women is a sign that the history of God’s salvation cannot be told without women‘s active participation, and the life of Jesus cannot be told accurately without the women who encountered him. 
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – “CQ, CQ”…MY LAST TRANSMISSION by Samantha Sims
    The FAA and the union have concealed a toxic work environment for women behind nondisclosure clauses. Samantha Sims survived that toxic environment to get her story out in the open. With the nondisclosure clause missing from her out of court settlement with the FAA, she is no longer helping the bullies to keep their secrets anymore. Samantha shares her journal so that others still caught in the system can get the relief they deserve.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – GOD’S PLAN FOR ABUNDANT LIVING: Five Biblical Principles Upon Which to Build Your Financial House by David Finch

    GOD’S PLAN FOR ABUNDANT LIVING:  Five Biblical Principles Upon Which to Build Your Financial House by David Finch

    The book contains five fundamental and biblical-based principles to manage your financial life. The five principles came out of a nine-hour seminar developed in the 1980s. Each principle is explained plus several chapters illustrate how each principle can be applied to your financial circumstances.

    The analogy of building a house is used to demonstrate how the principles build on one another. Each principle represents a step in the process of building a house. At the end of each principle, there is a personal application section to help readers apply each principle/chapter to their own life.

    The book is organized with the idea that human beings are created by a God who have given us a plan by which to live our lives,. That plan that goes beyond the materialistic focus of most people in the world today. The book is for people who are willing to discover how God can direct their financial lives to be fulfilled according to His plan, which in turn will provide them with a level of fulfillment that can only be found by following His plan.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – OSCAR THE OSPREY: The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights by Ed Polansky AND 9 SHORT STORIES by Thomas Willison

    OSCAR THE OSPREY:  The Bird Who Was Afraid Of Heights By Ed Polansky 

    This children’s book begins with the newly hatched Oscar the baby Osprey and his difficulty relating to his parents, peers, and surroundings because of his unusual handicap. He not only suffers humiliation as a result of his handicap but also faces serious limitations to his normal development and ultimately his ability to survive in the wild with dangerous animals and the unfamiliar bitter cold of winter. The book tells readers how Oscar compensates and for his handicap.

    9 SHORT STORIES by Thomas Willison

    A boxer on a street corner, hole, Confederate soldiers skidoo from Gettysburg, a chess prodigy from Mars, a masked man with a bull whip and a broken heart, are all featured in this fast-moving book of short stories.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – VIENNA, 1945

    VIENNA:  Years Ago by Thomas Joyce

    Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marbach and his wife, Dr. Pamela Marbach, an American doctor working in the British Burn Hospital, are the featured characters in VIENNA: Years Ago.  The book includes six short stories focusing on a collection of people in 1945 Vienna.  Among the other featured characters are: an American soldier, a former SS major, as well as various other friends, lovers, spouses, and enemies.

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – Vienna: Years Ago

    VIENNA:  Years Ago by Thomas Joyce

     
    Readers find themselves in Vienna, Austria.  The year is 1945.  What do a Vienna police inspector, an American soldier, a former SS major, and an American female doctor, have in common?  The mystery and the intrique are yours when you read the 5 short stories presented in this book.  
  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – The Dolomite Challenge

     THE DOLOMITE CHALLENGE by Thomas Joyce

     
    This is the third novel featuring Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marbach.
     
    This story takes place in the late summer of 1947. Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marbach is investigating an escape route through the Alps for Nazi war criminals. Dr. Pamela Marbach is Marbach’s wife. She is an American doctor who enlisted in the British Army because female doctors weren’t accepted into the US Army. Dr. Pammy, has continued to work in the burn center in the British hospital in Vienna. One of her patients is former SS captain Leo Lechner.  Lechner reminisces about when he was young and climbed the Dolomite Alps. He recalls the old saying that high up in the Dolomites, there is no sin. Marbach learns from Lechner that there are papers that identify a Nazi escape route out of Europe, and that infamous Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann is using this route to flee from Europe. Marbach gathers up some colleagues and goes on an exciting chase pursuing Eichmann and the Odessa papers.
  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – Between Two Worlds

     BETWEEN TWO WORLDS by Thomas Joyce (2nd Karl Marbach novel)

    This is the second novel featuring Viennese Police Inspector Karl Marbach.

    Love, war crimes, and the intrepid Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marbach all play their part in the novel BETWEEN TWO WORLDS.   Former SS Major Stephan Kaas is confident he can find and deliver Dr. Hans von Hassler, a prominent Nazi war criminal. While searching for Dr. von Hassler, Kaas learns that Vienna police inspector Karl Marbach is also in Vienna. Marbach and Kaas join forces to pursue Dr. von Hassler.  During the chase,  Marbach is severely wounded.  Will Kass accept his former lover even though she is badly scarred from the war?  What happens when Marbach meets the feisty, female American doctor. Dr. Pamela Green?  Is it love or is it war?

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – Habsburg Honor and Nazi Duty And Life’s Twists
    HABSBURG HONOR AND NAZI DUTY by Thomas Joyce and 
    LIFE’S TWISTS by Carol Fike
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    The story begins in April of 1938, one month after the Nazi annexation of Austria. Vienna Police Inspector Karl Marbach was a mountain soldier who was awarded the highest medal bestowed by the Austro-Hungarian Empire, now he works for the Vienna Criminal Police, called “Kripo.”  Marbach has a strong sense of personal honor. In his work and in his life, he prides himself on being guided by reason, not emotion. Marbach is not a Nazi, but he wears the badge of the SS.  He finds himself in a precarious position when he is drawn into a murder case involving the son of a high-level SS officer and one of the most powerful people in National Socialist Vienna.  Who killed the young girl at the Hotel Capricorno?  Will Marbach be able to investigate the case without putting himself and the ones he loves at risk?
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    Page is a successful clothing designer who owns her own boutique in New York.  Her life takes an unexpected romantic turn when she meets Blake.  Romance fills the air for Blake and Page. They’re in love.  They’re getting married.  They’re expecting their first child.  What could be happier?  But fate has something very different in mind for the young couple.  Suddenly, everything turns to tragedy. Who knows what life will bring?  One minute you think you know the life you are going to live and the next something changes things forever.  What happened to Blake and Page? Will Page find love and happiness again?

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Preteen Fantasy and Historical Perspective
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    In the first novel, TWINS OF FAIRLAND, the twins, Tre and Skylin, separated at birth are reunited. As they get to know one another, they discover an ancient, powerful magic hidden for years. They team up to protect the hidden kingdom of Fairland alongside their unique animal guardians.   Tre and Skylin are guided on their journey into the unknown by a mystic shaman named Mallrok.
     
    Join the Twins of Fairland, as their journey of discovery continues and is filled with rescues, hidden kingdoms, magical powers, and forgotten enemies in the latest sequel, THE TWINS OF FAIRLAND II. Tre discovers an ancient curse placed on the Lineage of Currin. Queen Laurel, Tre’s mother, is the last in the line of the Queens of Currin.  She is threatened with revenge by the Dark Spirit Riders of Lothan.   When the twins are challenged by a forgotten enemy with dark powers, they must trust and depend on each other. The twins may look alike, but are very different in other ways. Together they complete each other as the Twins of Fairland. 
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    More than seventy years before the Betty Ford Clinic opened in 1982, Charles Towns opened an alcohol and drug addiction treatment center on Central Park in Manhattan in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States. Celebrities of the day like W. C. Fields, Lillian Russell, and John Barrymore required the services that Towns Hospital provided. Towns was sent to China as a United States drug treatment ambassador and he perfected what was then called the world’s only known cure for opium addiction. In late 1934, Bill Wilson during his fourth visit to the Towns Hospital had a “white-light experience” and met Dr. Silkwood.  Those events led Wilson to become a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and author of the book of that name. 
     
    How can it be that this most persuasive and influential personality of the 1910’s can be almost entirely forgotten today?  What lessons can we take from Charles Towns and apply to our world today? 

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Graphic Sexual Violence and Organized Crime
    BULLARD:  SUSPICIOUS FINN by D. F. Les Pierre-Luke  (THE BOOK CONTAINS SCENES OF EXTREME VIOLENCE OF A PSYCHO-SEXUAL NATURE)
    ‘Bullard: Suspicious FINN’ is a sequel of the novel, To Whom It May Concern: The Night Walker and is filled with bouts of love, lust, deceit, revenge, psycho-sexual behavior, voyeurism and intrigue.  F.I.N.N. gets revenge for the gruesome deaths of his parents by luring the murderers, three businessmen, into a trap and they suffer a horrible death at his hands. Suspicions about F.I.N.N.’s actions, the shocking death of a neighbor as well as the three businessmen who have mysteriously gone missing, weigh heavily in Conservation Heights and the surrounding neighborhood of Riverdale Place. There has been much talk about these events with direct links to the Night Walker. F.I.N.N.’s real name, ‘Bullard’, is now revealed. He finds himself falling in love with an old schoolmate, who he sees as ‘the love of his life’. Find out if the suspicions about FINN are true and if so, what are the protective services doing to alleviate this?
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    A TOUCH OF THE UNDERWORLD by Dr. David Trucker
    The book describes the development of the Cleveland syndicate, which eventually became the prototype of the Mafia in America. Dr. David Trucker relates the involvement of his father and his uncle in the process, and eventually himself in this tell-all book that gives an insider’s perspective to this secret side of American society.
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – HISTORY AND CHILDREN’S STORIES

    KING CHARLES OF NEW YORK CITY by Gary Neidhardt and CHILDREN’S STORIES by Mehjabeen Taj Arzani

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    KING CHARLES OF NEW YORK CITY by Gary Neidhardt 
    More than seventy years before the Betty Ford Clinic opened in 1982, Charles Towns opened a treatment center, Towns Hospital, in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the United States, on Central Park in Manhattan. Celebrities of the like W. C. Fields, Lillian Russell, and John Barrymore occasionally required the services that Towns Hospital provided. Charles Towns claimed he had perfected the worlds only known opium cure after having been sent to China as a United States drug treatment ambassador. Upon his return, he gave his secret remedy away and had it published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. How can it be that this most persuasive and influential personality of the 1910s is almost entirely forgotten today? 
     
    In late 1934, Bill Wilson had an experience while a patient at Towns Hospital, which led to him to become a co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and author of the book that shared that name. Without the support of the powerful Charles Barnes Towns, the struggling fellowship of AA in the late thirties may not have been successful. A fascinating, previously untold story can now be revealed.
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    CHILDREN’S READING STORIES by Mehjabeen Taj Arzani
    The stories were originally written in Urdu and are translated into English. Young readers will learn new things about the Pakistani culture in an interesting way. A child’s innocence and mischievousness is the same all around the globe.  The five stories in the book, use universal themes as their base, and are written to help all children recognize the difference between right and wrong, as well as useful and useless things.
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – IF IT PLEASES THE COURT by Jax A. Stone

    IF IT PLEASES THE COURT  by Jax A. Stone

    This ripped-from-the-headlines book was inspired by actual events.  The story exposes legal corruption, domestic violence, deceit, and betrayal in the legal system. This is the story of a young lady who started life with a bright future that quickly turned into a nightmare from which there was no escape. She learned the hard way that justice can be purchased.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Travel and Transportation: TRUCKING AMERICA: The Life Line Of Our Country by Jack Davis AND FROM CHICKEN FEET TO CRYSTAL BATHS: One Englishman’s Travels Throughout China by Ian Mote

    TRUCKING AMERICA:  The Life Line Of Our Country by Jack Davis

    For Jack Davis, his connection with transporting begins with his Great Grandfather, Colonel John Taylor.  The Colonel began moving military artillery and supplies during the Civil War.  Colonel Taylor was married to a Native American woman who was the daughter of one of the chiefs from a tribe in the Carolina area.  They used oxen and wagons to move the family to Canada and then to St. Joe, Missouri, to be with the second wagon train going west to the Oregon territory.  Jack gives readers not only a unique perspective on his family history, but also an insider look at the trucking industry.

    FROM CHICKEN FEET TO CRYSTAL BATHS:  One Englishman’s’ Travels Throughout China  by Ian Mote

    Author Ian Mote has been to every province in China.   The book contains travel stories – about the places he has been and the experiences he has had. Writing this book has been a life long dream and he wishes to share travel and living stories from Hong Kong and every province in China, through the eyes of one who is fascinated, curious, worried, reckless, adventurous, queasy, stunned, and quite tired English expat.  Mote is a wonderful storyteller.  Readers will find themselves entertained and informed.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – MEDICAL SCIENCE: Reality and Fantasy – IN SEARCH OF FATE by Anthony De Benedict AND A PASSION FOR HEALING: The Life and Work of Dr. Kamal Mansour by Rob Scruggs

    IN SEARCH OF FATE  by Anthony De Benedict 

    Adam Questor is a vice president of Genetic Research & Development at Global Pharmaceuticals. Adam finds himself in a battle with his conscience regarding a decision thrust upon him by the apparent, but suspicious suicide of a colleague, John Smite. Adam must decide whether to make his company the sole treatment proprietor of his now dead colleague’s life-changing genetic breakthrough or to make this new discovery more broadly available for the benefit of all. Anguishing over this decision and the death of his colleague, he seeks refuge in a monastery. The company’s CEO, Ralph Edwards, suspects Adam has knowledge of this breakthrough and fears his altruistic bent. With the help of a brilliant psychiatrist, Evelyn Wyman, Edwards hopes to find out what Adam knows under the guise of her support and counsel. Is Evelyn who and what she appears to be?  Did John Smite commit suicide or is murder a possibility?  What is the discovery?

    A PASSION FOR HEALING:  The Life and Work of Dr. Kamal Mansour by Rob Scruggs

    The book is by Rob Scruggs, but the interview is with the physician the book is about, Dr. Kamal Mansour.  Dr. Mansour is a surgeon, teacher, traveller, collector, Christian, and human being par excellence, has packed several lifetimes into one, and his adventures will inspire even those who know little about cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Mansour’s specialty. Readers will laugh, catch their breath with surprise, and shed a tear or two as they follow his adventures across the globe and into regions of human experience and emotion few people ever see.

     

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Magical Beings, Dark Magic, and Lives in Peril GRAYWULLF: Book One of the Dragonspawn Trilogy by Thomas Rottinghaus and JOURNEY TO FIGHT DECEPTIONS by Janet Cesanek

    GRAYWULLF:  Book One of the Dragonspawn Trilogy  by Thomas Rottinghaus

    The Dark Wizard Lynch had lived several ages of men being loyal only to himself. But when Lynch is rescued from certain death by the Magii’ri Warrior Lorn Graywullf, he finds himself in the unfamiliar position of being indebted to another. To repay that debt, Lynch offers to help the Warriors reverse a spell that would wreak havoc on their World. Of course, he neglected to mention that action would serve his own interests as well. In the process, Lynch discovers much to his chagrin that he does still have a soul and a conscience. He also discovers that the Warriors are fighting a battle they can’t win against a common enemy, a Wizard named Timon Backhelm. Only Lynch knows his complicated history with Timon, and the real reason he has sworn to kill him or be killed trying. But when Lynch realizes the extent of Timon’s power, he knows the only way to win is to initiate the creation of the Dragonspawn, a magical, physical blend of the strengths of a Dragon and an ultimate Warrior. The question is, will the Dragonspawn be loyal to those who created him, or will he simply destroy anything that gets in his way?

    JOURNEY TO FIGHT DECEPTIONS by Janet Cesanek

    Journey To The Land Of Diamond Fire, Journey Of Secrets Past, and Journey To Solve The Riddles of Treachery are the first three novels in the Journey series.  Journey To Fight Deceptions continues the journey and takes the reader into a world of fantasy and fighting, friendship and honor, strength and bravery. Follow the adventures of Thor, Valkrye and Burnhilt as they travel the countryside with grit and determination fighting evil, and trying to solve riddles that have changed the course of their lives forever.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Music, Family and Angels

    WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG: The Life, Family and Music of George and Emma Kelly by Ross Kelly

    The book is part family history, part biography of Emma Kelly who is best known as the piano player who could play almost any song. She was a close friend and collaborator of songwriter Johnny Mercer and was called “The Lady of 6,000 Songs”, in the best seller “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.”

    Author Ross Kelly, one of the ten children raised by Emma and George Kelly, shares a firsthand account of a nonstop, whirlwind family music fest that at times bordered on being out of control. This close-knit, loving family guided by their commitment to one another, their love of music, and a foundation of principles employed by their parents to guide and shape the lives of their ten children. “What’s Your Favorite Song” could almost serve as a guide for how families of any size, anywhere, can successfully manage the challenges of juggling relationships, careers, and children.
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    JOSIE by Fred Warren

    Josie Spenser is a twelve-year-old girl who has a big secret. A secret too big to keep to herself. But with whom can she share such surprising information? As Josie searches for answers, she discovers that a neighbor, Mr. Stone, has a secret of his own-the very same secret that Josie is keeping. With the aid of Mr. Stone, Josie finds that her secret is allowing her to see a whole new world around her. In this newfound clarity, Josie discovers previously unseen dangers and people in need of her help. She also finds herself looking for answers to questions she had never before considered. She is also faced with the question of whether or not to share her secret with her mother. As doing so may risk the great relationship Josie and her mother share, Josie realizes that only she can decide if telling her mother is the right thing to do. With each decision becoming harder to reach, Josie sees that the choices she makes will change her life, and the lives of those around her, forever. This book allows parents to share a fun and exciting story with their children and explore some important questions together. The biggest question of all being: What is Josie’s secret?

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Political Intrigue, Murder, Mayhem and Escape! INFORMER 2: The Treachery of Friends by Rhoan Flowers and ROAD TO FREEDOM: From Behind The Iron Curtain by Alfred Lenarciak

    INFORMER 2:  The Treachery of Friends by Rhoan Flowers  

    This is the second novel in Rhoan’s Canadian political gangster series. The novel begins with murder, and mayhem at a society party and continues with blackmail of the Prime Minister of Canada, Mathew Layton. After Kevin and his crew killed Martain and his gang of rough riders, a retired member of the coveted secret society summoned the help of Western bikers to eliminate those responsible. With the removal of Kevin from his drug empire, Damian takes over as leader and quickly rekindles the conflict between Kadeem, whose only interest is to find the kidnapped child. Kevin, who was slated for extradition, eventually finds out about his missing son and leaves no stones unturned to find him. Kane becomes an activist for his people and orchestrates the biggest transit disruption in Quebec’s history, where he and his warriors create blockades at a number of routes across their territory.

    ROAD TO FREEDOM:  From Behind The Iron Curtain by Alfred Lenarciak

    Road To Freedom:  From Behind The Iron Curtain is the story of a young man (Albert) from Communist Poland preparing his escape to the free world. It takes him many years of struggling to prepare his plan. The story includes a hair-raising trip from Poland, through the Iron Curtain to Paris.  When Albert is discovered without papers, he learns that escaping Communist oppression doesn’t mean he will be welcomed with open arms in the free world. Surviving for almost a year, hunted by the French police and facing deportation back to Poland, he finally prevails finding freedom in North America.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Slice of Life Stories: THE SECOND COMING by Daniel F. Lamb and THE HIDDEN HATRED by J. Mairy Deitch

    THE SECOND COMING by Daniel F. Lamb

    This is the story of the life and times of Bobby McGee, a young man growing up in a rural Florida Panhandle town. His father, the Reverend McGee, leads his flock to hope and religious ecstasy in the promise of the Second Coming.  In this slice of life novel, the reader follows Bobby as he experiences the human condition and adult hypocrisy. Bobby is a lonely individual who experiences despair when he feels desire for a young woman he cannot have. Bobby runs away, fleeing the disaster of his lost hope.   Bobby’s life sinks to its lowest point when he finds himself homeless in San Francisco.  But he finds love and redemption when he meets Stephanie.

    THE HIDDEN HATRED by J. Mary Deitch

    This is the story of a phenomenon that appears to be universal—how social pressure, combined with the perception of traditional values, can lead a young man to react in the extreme. Two peaceful African parents discover that four of their five children are homosexual. A dreadful and devastating storm in their social world sweeps everything away and leaves Jean-Noël, their last son, filled with hatred. As far as Jean Noel is concerned the media is responsible for his family’s tragedy. Jean-Noël goes to work as a tour guide in a renowned natural reserve. He believes that he has managed to overcome the negative feelings he has about the media.  But a chance encounter with Rocky Butten, a famous Hollywood filmmaker, who travels to Africa for vacation,  changes the course of Jean Noel’s life forever.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – Fantasy and Angels – Journey to Fight Deceptions and Josie

    JOURNEY TO FIGHT DECEPTIONS by Janet Cesanek Enjoy the fourth in the Journey series as Janet Cesanek lets her imagination create a world of fantasy and fighting, friendship and honor, strength and bravery. A group of friends and adventures travel the countryside with grit and determination to set to rights evil that has befallen them.

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    JOSIE by Fred Warren
    Josie Spenser is a twelve-year-old girl who has a big secret. A secret too big to keep to herself. But with whom can she share such surprising information? As Josie searches for answers, she discovers that a neighbor, Mr. Stone, has a secret of his own-the very same secret that Josie is keeping. With the aid of Mr. Stone, Josie finds that her secret is allowing her to see a whole new world around her. In this newfound clarity, Josie discovers previously unseen dangers and people in need of her help. She also finds herself looking for answers to questions she had never before considered. She is also faced with the question of whether or not to share her secret with her mother. As doing so may risk the great relationship Josie and her mother share, Josie realizes that only she can decide if telling her mother is the right thing to do. With each decision becoming harder to reach, Josie sees that the choices she makes will change her life, and the lives of those around her, forever. This book allows parents to share a fun and exciting story with their children and explore some important questions together. The biggest question of all being: What is Josie’s secret?

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – ON SHORE, OFF SHORE BUYING AND OWNING PROPERTY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA by Garrett Kenny and COMMISSIONING OF OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PROJECTS by Trond Bendiksne

    BUYING AND OWNING PROPERTY IN CENTRAL FLORIDA by Garrett Kenny

    Written expressly for the overseas buyer, Buying and Owning Property in Central Florida takes the reader through the entire buying process in Florida—from selecting the right Orlando area, to property selection, to financing, and right through to contracting and renting, showing readers what to watch out for each step of the way and how to get ahead. Garrett’s book addresses that gap in an easily accessible all encompassing guide. This book has all you need to know for buying and owning property in Central Florida.

    COMMISSIONING OF OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS PROJECTS  by Trond Bendiksne

    The book’s primary focus is preventing the industry’s upward trending schedule and cost overruns. It provides specific figures and facts based on experience, as well as extensive advice on how to apply strategic and tactical measures to ensure successful project completion. It covers not only all the “standard” important aspects of commissioning, but also paramount strategic elements that need to be in place to ensure a robust and streamlined project process. Special focus is on maximizing up-front planning as well as continuous risk evaluation in all phases of a project.

    Also included in the book is a chapter about Ethics and Values.  Here a summary of the Top 10 Guiding Principles:

    1. Team guidance and leadership should be based on honesty and care.
    2. Always perform honest and accurate reporting.
    3. Flag issues early and never hide problems
    4. Be constructive and courteous when criticizing.
    5. Praise team members for work that is well done.
    6. All actions should be based on facts.
    7. Maintain positive and constructive relationships.
    8. Don’t jump to conclusions before you have all of the information.
    9. Encourage the team to play.
    10. Ask for, and provide honest feedback.
  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – ESCAPE! ROAD TO FREEDOM: From Behind The Iron Curtain by Alfred Lenarciak and THE ZEIGLAR RULES by Willow Love

    ROAD TO FREEDOM:  From Behind The Iron Curtain by Alfred Lenarciak

    Road To Freedom:  From BehindThe Iron Curtain is the story of a young man (Albert) from Communist Poland preparing his escape to the free world. It takes him many years of struggling to prepare his plan. The story includes a hair-raising trip from Poland, through the Iron Curtain to Paris.  When Albert is discovered without papers, he learns that escaping Communist oppression doesn’t mean he will be welcomed with open arms in the free world. Surviving for almost a year, hunted by the French police and facing deportation back to Poland, he finally prevails finding freedom in North America.

    THE ZEIGLAR RULES by Willow Love

    The Zeiglar Rules are:

    1. Every animal can learn how to pray to God.
    2. Every animal can learn the scriptures that Toddy and Tommy know by heart.
    3. Every creature is important no matter what size they are.
    4. No chasing of any animal unless in mutual agreement of gentle play.
    5. No complaints or grumbling allowed.
    6. No asking for extra food unless extra is available to all present.
    7. Everyone has a job to do every day.
    8. Every animal will learn hot to help others.
    9. No inuring any animal inside the house or its fenced areas.
    10. Treaties may be given to or made with other animals.
    11. No killing any animal inside the house or within the fenced area
    12. Be a good role model for all other animals, especially the children.

    In The Zeiglar Rules, a group of animals live together in an abandoned house.  The group is governed by Christian principles adopted from the humans who use to inhabit the house.  When disaster strikes, Lilly, an Australian Sheppard and Leo, a feral tuxedo cat are suddenly caught in a fast moving river current headed downstream toward the rapids. Will God help them escape? Will God allow any of the group of animal friends to live through this frightening event? Where does this section of the river go? Will Rhianna, the black cat and her kittens ever see Leo again? Will any of the creatures that believe in God find their promised home? Will the rest of the group of animals make it to safety? Will the concept of the Zeiglar house rules survive? What will happen to the group’s hopes and dreams? Will everything be lost in the raging waters of the river?  The hope is that this story will inspire and give hope to others.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – COLD TO HOT! SAPPHIRE: A Tale of the Cold War by Ambassador Thomas Graham and BACK IN THE GAME: A Stardust, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde

    SAPPHIRE: A Tale of the Cold War by Ambassador Thomas Graham This is a story about one of the most dangerous periods of American history, the Cold War.  Two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, are challenging one another for world dominance.

    Drawn into this maelstrom of mistrust and suspicion, is Linda Blaine.  Naturally gifted in languages, particularly Russian, she is persuaded to join the Agency where her father has worked for some years.  She becomes an operative for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) even though female agents are rare in the 1950s.  Linda soon finds herself playing for the Cold War’s highest stakes in highly threatening and unpredictable situations.

    BACK IN THE GAME:  A Stardust, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde (www.loriwilde.com)

    Welcome to Stardust, Texas…where dreams come true and love is always around the corner.

    Wanted:  Ghostwriter.  Must be female, a baseball fan, and have a great pair of legs.

    Ex-major league pitcher Rowdy Blanton never saw a woman he couldn’t conquer or a team he couldn’t beat.  Now that he’s off the field, he’s ready to do a “tell all” book about how he played the field.  Enter romance reader and writer Breeanne Carlyle.  She’s written a book about her famous grandmother who is a female baseball legend.  So Rowdy chooses Breanne to do the job of ghostwriter.  She’s got the necessary requirements, but more important, there’s something about her that makes him want to be a better man.

     

    Convinced that there’s more to Rowdy than a good fastball, a wicked smile, and a tight pair of pants, Breeanne can’t help but be tempted.  After all, it’s boring always being a good girl, and Rowdy dares her to be just a little bit bad There’s an electric, sexual heat between Rowdy and Breeanne from the moment they meet..  The stakes are high, but win or lose, this time Breeanne’s breaking all the rules playing the game of love.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – LOST AND FOUND by Mary Lou Quinn and DARK ANGELS: A Book of Sins by Jennifer Cunningham

    LOST AND FOUND by Mary Lou Quinn  

    Margaret Mary Murphy was running away from herself again.  She didn’t realize she had embarked on a dangerous journey of discovery that would start and end in a quaint village nestled on the coast of Maine.

    Margaret had just buried her father, the last of her family.  She felt the need to escape her life and the memories.  Still, the memory of her father’s last comments drew her to Mundy, a small Maine village with a long memory of its own.  In small towns, everyone is tied to everyone else by blood, marriage, or friendship and Munday was no exception.  It held more secrets than serenity for Margaret.  It was a place where the past shielded the shenanigans and illegalities of the present.  What Margaret thought would an escape, proves to be a volatile, lethal sea of deception and she comes close to being sucked down into its depths.

    DARK ANGELS:  A Book of Sins by Jennifer Cunningham 

    Being a teenager is never easy.  Growing up I suffered great loss.  A loss of hope, a loss of faith, and a loss of will.  I spent much of my teenage years fighting through each day of heartache, and fear bleeding a pain I could never put into words.  I fought and struggled through my life with my writing.  In my weakest moments, I talked my way out of death by writing it down.

     

     

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – Joan Lahti, Senior Editor at Get to the Point Books and The Bishop’s Wife by Jasmine Christine

    Joan Lahti, Senior Editor for GET TO THE POINT BOOKS  talks about GET TO THE POINT BOOKS.

    The company is the premier provider of on-demand situational learning resources.  Their digital Learning Libraries provide the means for individuals and organizations to develop targeted skill-sets required to drive high levels of performance and business execution.  All books are 7000 words in length and feature pages that turn on the screen like a manuscript.  The books are highly interactive featuring, assessments, dropdown/pop-up features and worksheets.

    Joan also invites would-be authors and subject matter experts to get in touch with her if they are interested in publishing a book.

    THE BISHOP’S WIFE by Jasmine Christine will keep you on edge as you unravel the story of religion, sex, and blackmail.  Don’t ever believe that those in the church are exempt from the grasp of Satan.

    Tricia Callendar was born into a very Christian family.  She was never taught about the pleasures and responsibility of sexual relationships.  She depended on her friends and the Internet to educate her just like many modern teens do.  Luckily, she made it to her marriage bed as a virgin.  Unfortunately, the lack of intimacy in her marriage to the Reverend Elias Dessington, Bishop of Calvary Isle, sends her on a unholy journey.

    Elias Dessington, the Bishop of Calvary Isle, has always led a peaceful and Godly life.  When he caught the fancy of the beautiful, virtuous Tricia Callendar, he knew he had found the woman of his dreams; a woman sent by God.

    Roger Duncan has loved Tricia his entire life and he yearns to give her the loving that she craves; the loving that she deserves.  Roger’s reputation is far from what is expected of the average Christian.  Tricia cannot risk falling into his grasp.

    Dive into the complications as Roger tries to steal Tricia away from the Reverend Dessington.  Can this man of God let Roger take the love of his life from him yet again?  See how Elias manages the fight for his soul; a fight between the devil and God.

  • Inside The Writer’s Cafe – Justin American’s new book: Interviews With The Founding Fathers

    In the Writer’s Cafe this week, Justin America chats with Kate Delaney about his fascinating new book focusing on the original intent of the founding fathers.  In their own words, Justin articulates what Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Hamilton and Adams planned for our government as they gave birth to our nation’s constitution.   In his research Justin uncovers the fears of the Founding Fathers that we would in fact become a bi-partisan nation and not “just Americans”.    Find Interviews with the Founding Fathers on Amazon.com today.  For anyone with an interest in history and where our country is headed – this is a must read!

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe with Cheryl Nason – LUST IN THE DUST

    Romance writer Lori Wilde has a sexy cowboy hero, a princess in distress and hot romance in her latest novel THE COWBOY AND THE PRINCESS. In BLAME IT ON TEXAS, author Christie Craig has a former Texas cop turned PI involved with a redhead who is hot stuff in more ways than one. She’s investigating her past to determine if she is a kidnapped Texas heiress when bullets start flying.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS VALUES

    In his book The New Experts, former CEO Robert Bloom discusses the internet empowered customer. In Giving Voice To Values, Dr. Mary Gentile reveals that acting on our values is a skill set that is just as learnable as ethical decision-making.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – PERSONAL PERFORMANCE AND SUCCESS

    New York Times columnist Paul Sullivan focuses on the issue of why some people excel under pressure and some don’t in his book CLUTCH. In Blast Off, author Allison Maslan shares her plan to jumpstart your goals and move forward with your dreams.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – UNPREDICTABLE!

    In New York Times best selling author Sandra Brown’s latest novel, Tough Customer, hard-boiled former-cop-turned-PI, Dodge Hanley is on a collision course with his past and a psychopath. The Hornbrook Prophecy, by Robert Wickes poses a frightening hypothesis: What if the US government suddenly went bankrupt?

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – ANCIENT LEGEND AND EVIL

    Irish author John Connolly’s latest Charlie Parker novel, The Whisperers, is a tale of scary proportions dripping with ancient, supernatural evil. The Thieves of Darkness, by Richard Doetsch takes Michael St. Pierre and his team into a spider’s web woven of death, murder and tainted treasure.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – FOOD!

    Andrew Beahrs shares a fascinating story and historical recipes in his book Twain’s Feast: Searching for America’s Lost Foods in the Footsteps of Samuel Clemens. Recipe developer extraordinaire Nancy Hughes shares fresh, easy, healthy recipes in her latest cookbook, 15-Minute Diabetic Meals.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – CRIMINAL MISCHIEF, GHOSTS AND MURDER

    In Our Red Hot Romance Is Leaving Me Blue, the Domestic Equalizers encounter a ghost, a psychic and unscrupulous relatives! Justice In June, finds Mary Magruder Katz in the middle of an international incident, defending a judge, and fearing for her life.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – PHYSICIANS IN HISTORICAL SETTINGS

    In My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira, midwife Mary Sutter suffers through the horrors of medicine in the Civil War to become a doctor. The Doctor and The Diva, set in Boston, is about the changing lives of an aspiring opera singer, her husband and a doctor.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – THIS WEEK: VAMPIRES!

    In Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth, Nathaniel Cade is a vampire bound by a blood oath to the office of the President of the United States. The ultimate secret agent! Dracula’s Guest edited by Michael Sims, is a collection of fascinating Victorian vampire stories tracing the origins of the legend.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – SIN CITY MEETS HOLLYWOOD

    In Wanna Get Lucky?, by Deborah Coonts Lucky O’Toole smells a rat when scam artists and killers seem to be having their way in Las Vegas. The Starlet by Mary McNamara, finds Juliette Greyson rescuing an out-of-control movie star while bodies drop for real on a movie set.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – SWASHBUCKLING ADVENTURE AND DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS

    Barbary Pirates is the latest in the Ethan Gage nonstop action adventure series written by Pulitzer Prize winning author William Dietrich. In Dirty Little Secrets, Sharon Drew Morgan shares a new approach to selling and buying strategies.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – SURVIVING IN BUSINESS IN AN UNCERTAIN ECONOMY

    In The Wisdom of Bees, Michael O’Malley translates lessons he learned as a beekeeper into strategies to help businesses survive and grow. In 19 Ways to Survive, Lynn and Philip Spry, small business owners, use their own experiences to create survival strategies for small business owners.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – JEFF DEAVER CREATES A MODERN DAY SHERLOCK HOLMES/PROFESSOR MORIARTY TALE

    In The Burning Wire, Lincoln Rhyme faces a killer who harnesses and steers electrical arc flashes with voltage so high, steel melts and victims are set on fire. At the same time, Rhyme is also working on a high-profile case in Mexico involving his arch nemesis, The Watchmaker.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – THERE’S BEEN A MURDER

    New York times best selling author James Margolin takes readers on a thrill ride in his latest novel Supreme Justice. In A Curtain Falls, Edgar award winner Stefanie Pintoff takes readers back in time to 1906 with the latest Detective Simon Ziele thriller set in New York’s theater district.

  • Inside the Writer’s Cafe – LOSS AND LIFE MOVES ON

    Promises To Keep by Jane Green and Stay by Allie Larkin. Promises To Keep is a poignant, often funny slice-of-life novel about happiness, friendship, bearing the loss of a loved one and moving forward. Stay, is a pet friendly, laugh-out-loud funny novel with undertones of unrequited love, friendship, loss, and happy endings.