Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge by Fred G. Womack Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!


Title: Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge
Author: Fred G. Womack
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 466
Genre: Fantasy
Format: History

 Much has been said and written about faith in recent times, but do people of this generation really know what faith is? Why has raw faith, through the centuries, chosen Christianity in preference to other global religions when the freedom of choice was allowed? In Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge, author Dr. Fred G. Womack provides information and insight into the functioning of faith, which has been neglected by Biblical scholarship for several years. What is faith? How is faith? When is faith? Why is faith? Womack explores these questions and more and addresses what can be done to increase and strengthen faith. He discusses that an ancient paradigm ensures that authentic Christianity will prevail through faith, and it guarantees the ultimate triumph of truth in religion. In Untaught and Unlearned Knowledge, Womack casts light into the shadows where little or none has been directed with regard to faith, a theme central to all religions and one that enables Christianity to stand apart from the rest.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fred G. Womack, D. Min., earned a Master of Divinity in New Testament Theology and a Doctor of Ministry. He is a Christian minister with thirty-five years of experience and has been an adjunct professor at the collegiate and seminary level. Womack is married and has three children.

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The Drive In by Douglas Gardham Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!





Title: The Drive In
Author: Douglas Gardham
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 130
Genre: Short Stories
Format: Kindle/Paperback

 Have you ever been intrigued by what mysteries lie behind the doors and windows of the places you pass by on your drive into work everyday? The Drive In takes you on Tom Johnson‘s commute. Unlike Tom, you’ll get to peek behind some of those closed doors. Remember going to the “Drive-In” theatre? Each story reveals what goes on like watching the “dusk ‘til dawn” features through your car’s windshield. Meet the people at the places Tom only passes by each day. Then discover how his drive in ends like no other.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Douglas Gardham is the author of the STARbook-awarded novel The Actor. He lives near Toronto, Canada with his wife, dog and cat. He loves books, music and movies. This is his second published novel.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Rabbit Culture by Tito Capaldo Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



Title: The Rabbit Culture
Author: Tito Capaldo
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Pages: 200
Genre: Family/Relationship
Format: Kindle/Paperback

 Direct and vivid in its telling of the details of the adoption of a 7-year old boy from Romania after the collapse of Communism, the novel manages ultimately to deliver much more. Despite this story, I have been very lucky in my life … I had two wonderful parents, who, in their simplicity they taught me to love and respect Nature and its Laws. I have had satisfactory work experience both economically and professionally, first as a military pilot in the Italian Air Force, and now as a Fire fighting Pilot for the Civil Defence . I am not rich, but I can not complain .. I have everything I need. If you have the adventure to stumble upon this book and buy it, you can be sure that every cent will be used for the survival of the protagonist, my adoptive son ,when I’m gone.    

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Antonio Capaldo was born at Campo di Giove (AQ) on 14thJuly 1948. Authentic mountaineer, he spent his adolescence in close contact with nature in a mainly agricultural and pastoral farming environment at the foot of the Majella massif. After high school he passed the admission course and joined the Air Force Academy, then he obtained the license as military pilot at USAF Air Force School in the US. He served as an Air Force Pilot on C-130 aircraft at Pisa Air Base for 19 years. He had the opportunity to travel around the world and carry out several humanitarian missions. Then he was transferred to Latina Flight School where he worked as an instructor and flight examiner where he held the position of Group commander. After a 2-year service for the Major Staf (Italian Air Force) he went on leave.

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Generations of Betrayal: Lies, Lies, and More Lies by NSLeumas Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift card!


Title: Generations of Betrayal
Author: NSLeumas
Publisher: Trafford
Pages: 690
Genre: Political Science
Format: Kindle/Paperback

 . . .more-praises “You need to know everything in GOB if you are to understand the subversive forces which are destroying our nation, & our White-Heritage.” -gp “GOB is the one phenomenal’ ‘underground’ book that -- if read by enough people -- will turn America upside down!” -ss ¼-million words * No greater-action exists that YOU now can do for our-cause than to spread “GOBs” message!! * Hidden-truths revealed. . . .never-before combined in one-book * The most-important book of the 21st-century ! (published at-locations worldwide) NSL chose to be the mouthpiece against the schemers, before his own voice is stilled You’ll be fascinated by my-uncoverings, be satisfied that this is the final-word in exposing the lying-deceivers, & so-give your-commitment to spreading GOBs iconoclastic-&- scholarly research N.S. Leumas: He is multiply-published in all genres. He has voraciously-studied everything-historical since-ancient-times, revealing connected-links of ramifications, up to present times. He excels in history-research. “GOB” took him 25-years to complete.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Compiler/Commentator NSL is retired from the professions of music, education, publishing, while continuing his literary/political/social writings, & his mentoring prison-outreach. Besides being focussed on his AA-Teachings, he assists an international-seeking of a “survival-homeland” for kindred-families. Multiply-published in varied-genres (200+ times to-date), including poetics/criticism/editing/ courses/column-syndication, he’s edited/compiled 2 chaps, & is now-processing a book of his-own poetry. He was led into his present-scholarship by the late Jost, of NSK. Recently, he concluded that this, his scholarly-work of 2-decades, has been ‘lost’ (ie, ‘refused’) within the biasing/prejudicing/censoring Anti-Truth Anti-FreeSpeech Jew-Rom publishing monopoly, & so decided to self-publish in typescripted m/s form. He relaxes by singing/piano-styling his-set(“Memories & Remembering”) publicly, after voraciously study-reading everything historical/philosophical/religious/economic since ancient-times, in his isolated hermitage-home in-nature.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Interview with Seth Mullins, author of The Edge of the Known Trilogy


Title: What Casts the Shadow
Author: Seth Mullins
Pages: 240
Genre: Metaphysical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 A troubled young rock musician, a mystic mentor, and a generation of lost souls longing for a new voice to emerge from the wilderness... When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins to realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine man, and a far-reaching journey of healing - one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the abyss - begins.


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Title: Trust in the Unseen
Author: Seth Mullins
Pages: 234
Genre: Metaphysical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 "We'd all thrown our fates to the wind, trusting in the unknown - in the Unseen, as our EP so proudly proclaimed - and that leap had thus far landed us in a place where we couldn't even grope our way forward in the dark anymore." Brandon Chane was beginning to realize that discovering his voice was only the first step of the journey. Now he must somehow learn to trust the depths from which it comes, and the unknown horizons that it may sweep him away to, even as every part of his personal world seems to be falling apart.

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Humanity's Way ForwardTitle: Humanity's Way Forward
Author: Seth Mullins
Pages: 246
Genre: Metaphysical
Format: Paperback/Kindle

 "The echoes of those scars can clearly be heard in Edge of the Known's music. But one can also discern, quite distinctly, that other inexplicable thing that is within us all, the undying flame that transcends our wounds and sufferings..." Brandon Chane had always seen life through the eyes of an outcast, a misfit, a young man at odds with the world and with himself. Now they're calling him a wounded healer; a shamanic Pied Piper for the throngs of alienated youth; a thief of fire. He wonders if he and his band can escape the claims that the world has suddenly laid upon them. But what about the cherished dream that he's struggled so desperately to fulfill, the dream that finally seems to be coming to fruition?"

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      1. What are you most proud of accomplishing so far in your life?
The Edge of the Known trilogy, actually. This is a story I was born to tell.
2.How has your upbringing influenced your writing?
I don’t want to cast my past in a totally negative light, but there were aspects of it that felt unstable and instilled in me the idea that the world was unsafe. This, in turn, led me to seek refuge in writing. It was the safe sanctuary where I could explore my inner world; but it also became my pathway back to the world.
3. When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing at age 12, shortly after discovering The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever. That story struck me with total wonder, and gave me a whole new conception of how deep a story could go and how much scope it could encompass. I wanted to instill my readers with the same kind of wonder that I had felt.
4. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? When did you first know you could be a writer? 
There were a few creative writing projects that I did in 8th grade Language Arts that made me realize that I had a unique perspective, that I wrote in a voice that was mine and didn’t resemble anyone else’s. I wanted to explore that more. I think that even then I sensed it was a ‘calling’.
5. What inspires you to write and why?
Writing is a way of exploring my own depths and also of connecting with the world around me. It’s drawing upon inner experience and somehow making a communal experience out of it, something that others can partake in.
6. What genre are you most comfortable writing?
Metaphysical fiction.
7. What inspired you to write your first book?
My lifelong love of creative expression and, in this case, particularly music and self-exploration.
8. Who or what influenced your writing once you began?
There have been many. Here’s a partial list: Jane Roberts, Stephen R. Donaldson, Charles Bukowski, J.R.R. Tolkien, Arthur Rimbaud, Jack Kerouac.
9. What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
Exploring character interactions and emotional terrain is my real forte. Action scenes can be challenging if they involve a lot of mechanics and technical aspects and not so much ‘felt experience’.
10. Did writing this book teach you anything and what was it?

These books showed me how you can really explore your personal reality and recognize how your own thoughts, feelings and beliefs have created your life experience. That’s something that one can read a lot of theory about but not so often see in practice. Brandon’s journey illustrated it for me. 

Seth Mullins first conceived of his dream to write novels in his early teens, and this one desire has stayed with him throughout all the other myriad twists and turns of life. His inspirations include methods of inner exploration such as dream-work and shamanism and his experiences as a songwriter and performing musician. He studied creative writing at Santa Fe Community College in New Mexico and Lane Community College in Oregon. Seth has lived in Connecticut, New Mexico, Oregon and (currently) Vermont.

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Destiny's Tapestry I Walk This Path by Betty June Gilliland Book Blast - Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!



Title: Destiny's Tapestry
Author: Betty June Gilliland
Publisher: iUniverse
Pages: 346
Genre: Biography
Format: Kindle/Paperback/Hardcover

 On a stormy night, as a hurricane raced up the Gulf Coast and created havoc in its path, Betty Gilliland was born on a corn shuck mattress in a barn at the foot of Sand Mountain. As soon as the midwife wrapped her in a blanket and gently laid her in a cow manger, Gilliland began a journey through life that would eventually test her spirit, courage, and, most of all, her power to forgive. Gilliland begins by chronicling her growing up years during a challenging time in America’s history. Her father was drafted into the war and then abandoned his family, leaving Gilliland and her mother to eke out a life for themselves in their tiny cabin, surviving on a diet of wild greens, nuts, and roots. As she weaves through the threads of her life’s tapestry, Gilliland recalls the challenges she confronted during her difficult coming-of-age journey as she suffered through hardships, physical abuse, emotional abandonment, and her own self-destructive behavior. Yet through it all, she never lost the faith. What’s more, she used that faith to begin building a new life and to discover her roots. Destiny’s Tapestry shares one woman’s poignant memories of moving from the darkness of abuse into the light of healing.  

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 Betty June Gilliland is the mother of three sons, two daughters, and grandmother to many grandchildren. She and her miniature pinscher currently reside with her eldest daughter on Sand Mountain in Alabama, where she enjoys friends, winter nights, firelight, and good books

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Hearts Beneath the Badge Book Excerpt Tour - Excerpt #16 - Win $50 Amazon Gift Card!



We are thrilled to be hosting Karen Solomon and her Hearts Beneath the Badge Book Excerpt Tour today!  I'm Shelf-ish kicks off excerpt #16 and if you follow her tour here, you could win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below and leave comments on each of her stops for extra entries.  Good luck!

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Title: Hearts Beneath the Badge
Author: Karen Solomon
Publisher: Missing Niche Publishing
Pages: 247
Genre: Nonfiction
Format: Hardcover/Paperback/Kindle/Nook

Hearts Beneath the Badge is a unique compilation of interviews with officers across the country. It's not about the crimes they witness or the judgment they face; it's about them - Damien, Danny, Frances, Ken, Pamela, Brian, and more. Their thoughts, their fears, their proud moments and their heartbreak. It's about the people we often don't see because we are blinded by the uniform.

They are among the hundreds of thousands that are unseen each day, the men and women that go back for more no matter the personal cost. They provide meals, rides, lifesaving breaths and prosthetic legs. Yes, even prosthetic legs. There is much more to them than meets the eye-or the news camera. By reading this book, you will open yourself to a world of people you may have forgotten existed. You will see the names, families and some of the faces of the police officers that don't make the news.

Hearts Beneath the Badge is a book about the good deeds officers perform. There is a pressing need for people to see more than just the officer's hearts; they need to see their souls. Society as a whole needs to accept police officers for who they are - mere mortals. In order to do that, they must look through the layers of the officer's lives and see the heartache and joy, the same heartaches and joy we all experience. Society also needs to know that, whether we want to admit it or not, there is a price to be paid for pursing the love of the law.

90% of all sales will be donated to National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund, Safe Call Now, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) and PoliceWives.

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Brian knows he can’t learn everything about everyone, that he can’t save the world. If someone is in need of assistance, Brian is the first one to make sure they get to the right agency. But when it comes time to take down a drug dealer or stop a burglary, Brian is the first one through the door. “I’m not the tooth fairy, but I am able to separate the two. Today’s police officers have to be everything, and that’s a hard thing to do.” He believes the police officer of the future needs to be able to balance helping the good while taking down the bad. It’s a fine line to walk with high expectations.
Brian also knows that a little goodwill goes a long way. Cops can’t work alone. They need the help and support of the community around them. If there comes a time when Brian needs a little information, one of the people he has connected with will be more likely to provide it. The next officer may find himself, or herself, having an easier time because they see the people in uniform as people with feelings. And, if a time ever comes when Brian is in mortal danger, away from the mainstream crowds, he will be more likely to find an ally willing to get help and offer him comfort. He won’t lie alone on the cold, hard ground because he wouldn’t let someone else lie there either.
“Matthew 25:40 says, ‘The King will reply, I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for Me.” That is how I try to live my life, policeman or not,” said Brian.
As for his family, they are proud of him. He and his wife have been together for 30 years, and it hasn’t always been easy. “In this job there’s no sleep; you work at night, are expected to be in court during the day, and sometimes you need to find a second job to make ends meet. It’s incredibly stressful,” he said.
Although his wife is very supportive, they’ve had some rough patches, in large part due to the demands placed on him and his family because of his job. And Brian isn’t the only one in the family who is in law enforcement. His wife and daughters are as well, they aren’t employed by any law enforcement department; they are in the business because they are Brian’s wife and daughters. Although they haven’t chosen this life, they accept the risks, challenges, and stigmas that come with Brian’s job. It’s just the way it is. One can’t just take off the uniform; it becomes a second skin and it’s with you wherever you go. The people closest to you will become partners in your job, or they will become victims of the stress it causes. Brian’s wife and children have become his partners; they stand with him wherever he goes.



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Karen Solomon is interested in the feelings of law enforcement and whether or not they have someone that will listen to them, most of them do not. Most books on the market are written by the police officers themselves, in almost textbook fashion relating protocol and situations with the orderliness of a police report. Her books are different from every book out there because the officers bare themselves to her; many of the interviews end in tears because they have opened up something that is very difficult to close. Karen Solomon is a graduate of Eckerd College and blogs as The Missing Niche. Her writing has been featured on PoliceMag.com and To Write Love on Her Arms. She lives in New England with her husband, 2 children and 2 dogs. Proceeds of her latest book, Hearts Beneath the Badge, will be donated to law enforcement charities.

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