Monday, August 14, 2017

Fantastic Tales in the Second Person - A Podcast you'll never forget! AND it will make you laugh!


Fantastic Tales in the Second Person!

Steve Gadlin of I Want to Draw a Cat for You fame has always been extremely funny and original.
http://iwanttodrawacatforyou.com/   His sales pitch went down in Shark Tank history!
Now he's getting into podcasts in the second person singular and plural! You don't just hear about someone else living inside of a TV set - you do it! You don't live through a character to experience jumping out of an airplane - you do it! And being the non-conformist that he is, episode two is on top of episode one. Why not? This is no time to be anal.

Fantastic Tales in the Second Person link!

Oh and by the way, besides his cat drawing business, Steve has moved into a new species. Selling raccoon.....um... raccoon...boy part bones...oh, Hell, I'll spit it out...raccoon penis bones in little plastic tubes. Anyway, if you know about Steve and think he's squirrely, this video takes the cake! Steves's unorthodox new venture.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

How can you not want to read about a Gaijin Cowgirl?

Gaijin Cowgirl

When I saw the title Gaijin Cowgirl, I wasn't expecting this character to be a Congressman's daughter. The unexpected, along with danger and intrigue all come with this Asian Noir.

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Working Tokyo nightclubs is easy money for beautiful and troubled American Val Benson – until a wealthy client with a dark past – reluctantly gives up a map to a stash of Japanese war loot and tempts his favourite girl into a dangerous treasure hunt.

But the Congressman’s daughter is not the only one interested in the map: Yakuza, bent cops, human traffickers, rogue CIA agents and her father are hot on her trail, snapping at her high heels.
So begins the dark, epic journey of a new anti-hero of Asian Noir, a protagonist both ambiguous and courageous, and utterly unreliable. From comfort women and tomb-raiding in Japanese-occupied Burma to the murderous echoes of the Vietnam War, long forgotten crimes come roaring back to life, as Val leaves a trail of destruction and chaos in her wake.

Together with her best friend, the equally unreliable nightclub hostess Suki, a British kickboxer and a washed up Australian treasure hunter, Val travels through Tokyo, Hong Kong and Bangkok to the Thai-Burmese borderlands for a dramatic showdown with her pursuers. Finding the treasure before someone less deserving does is her only hope for survival, and perhaps redemption.

Listen to author Jame DiBiasio talk about Gaijin Cowgirl in this podcast: 
Small Picture Podcasts featuring Jame DiBiasio.

Check out the ebook or paperback here: 
Crime Wave Press/Gaijin Cowgirl


Saturday, August 5, 2017

A delightful menu of short stories - free when you sign up for newsletter.


What's more decadent than champagne and oysters? A tempting selection of short stories?  I have blogged about Susan Willis' books before because I enjoy Culinary Lit or Foodie Lit, as I call it. Now she has a free ebook to offer.

Susan's ebook has 10 Foodie Lit stories:

LAMB IN A POT
DIARY OF A CAKE MAKER
BAKING BREAD
THE BUTCHER’S HAND
THE PERFECT-SIZED COURGETTE
TOASTED CHEESE FOR ONE
YES CHEF
THE PICNIC HAMPER
LOBSTER ON BOARD
CHAMPAGNE AND OYSTERS
                 
So, click here and enjoy! https://www.susanwillis.co.uk/

Friday, July 28, 2017

KJ Goes Invisible: An ebook about a crafty cockatiel by Koola Kaye.

KJ goes Invisible eBook Download

Poor Koko, her white cockatiel K J can blend in with the background and disappear.

In this adventure, KJ the White Cockatiel loves to hide from Koko. Koko has trouble finding KJ because everything in the house is so white, and KJ is so white. How would she ever find him? KJ thinks he will not be found, but he's in for a big surprise. Koko comes up with a novel idea to ensure she never loses KJ again.There is always something to learn through KJ's many exploits and light-hearted adventures. No matter how often KJ gets into mischief, Koko somehow manages to keep her little bird out of trouble. KJ brings so much fun and adventure into Koko's life and he will do the same for all those who love a good adventure.

Do you want to hear more about KJ's antics? Click here:
 http://www.inhousebookstore.com.au/index.php?route=product/product&path=81&product_id=120

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Entering the Gifted Zone - A series of books for your bright young star!


Being a gifted child is a double-edged sword. Yes, you get good grades and praise from your teacher, but you don't fit in because you get the answers right all the time. And then, you get bored in class. What can parents do to help nurture the intellectually gifted nature of their children despite the social pressure to run with the crowd?

Take your kids to the Gifted Kid Zone with a unique series of books designed to keep their gifted minds bright and sharp.There is also a section to help nurture the parents!  Here is an open letter to parents from author Gloria Von Donge.

Dear Parent,          
Giftedness?
Is it weird or wonderful?
Is it frustrating or fulfilling?
Is it worth treasuring?                            
If only I had asked these questions when our daughter was small!

 My series of 5 books is especially written to affirm gifted children.  It is multi-layered and designed to grow with the child. Each book tells the tale of a young cheetah cub who has been assigned one area of giftedness. The cubs explore their world by playing games. These are simple, clear stories; but the implications are considerably more complex. 

The second section, Children’s Choice, extends the ideas behind the storyline and develops activities to engage the children and stimulate their creativity.

The third section is written for adults. The Parents’ Pages explain the purpose of the story by drawing attention to some of the ways gifted children think. There are points to ponder under the headings, Think Time and Target Thoughts. Talk Together lists a number of questions designed to generate discussion that can go on and on and on. 

The final page, Family Tree, distinguishes each of the cheetah cubs by highlighting their area of giftedness and their trademark.

The cubs will not stay young for long. It is anticipated that a second series will capture a snapshot of their growth. How will they develop? What lessons will they learn? Where will their creativity take them next?

For more information on the Gifted Kid Zone, click here: 






Wednesday, July 12, 2017

#Free on #AmazonKindle - The Angels are Here, Paradox Series Book 1.

Product Details

If an angel appears before you, do you know for sure if it's an angel of light? Sometimes it isn't that obvious.

Since the Time Before Time, angelic races, good and evil, have existed. Unseen by the untrained eye, they moved silently through creation.

In an ancient kingdom, the battle between good and evil ensued, and within time, the battle lines expanded into new frontiers - a New World called Earth.

When the first angels fell, the original vampires, they quickly establish positions in the New World. The humans, unaware of the existence of these bloodthirsty beings, had no inclination that their world was about to change forever. Renowned for being the hunter, the human race quickly became the hunted.

As the vampires dominance spread throughout the world, threatening to engulf all humanity, a race of guardian angels soon followed, not only to protect their own from harm's way but to ensure the survival of the human race.

A young girl, Grace Connors, who unknowingly held the past and the future in the palm of her hand, had no idea of the role she was about to play in saving the human race. 

Besides the Paradox Series, Patti Roberts has written many other books, including the Witchwood Estate Series. Check out her Amazon page here: Patti Roberts Amazon page


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What's better than a murder mystery for summer reading? One that's on sale! Death on a Sunday by Tish Owen.


On a lovely spring day, violence intrudes on Tess Maher's world; her best friend, running buddy and possible soul-mate, Chick Donnelly, is shot and killed practically right before her eyes. But what the person who took Chick's life doesn't know is exactly who he's dealing with: a pissed off, grief-stricken, gun-toting woman who is described by her own mother as tenacious as a pit bull with a bone.

When trouble comes knocking, Tessely Anne Marie Maher invites it in without a second thought... On a lovely spring day, violence intrudes on Tess Maher's world; her best friend, running buddy and possible soul-mate, Chick Donnelly, is shot and killed practically right before her eyes. At first glance, his death appears to be a hunting accident, but she and her brother, the county sheriff, quickly rule that out. Tess is all but certain that Chick is the victim of foul play. As she investigates the crime, she is plunged into a world of murder, greed, betrayal, and terror--all of which eventually makes her a target as she works to bring the killer to justice. But what the person who took Chick's life doesn't know is exactly who he's dealing with: a pissed off, grief-stricken, gun-toting woman who is described by her own mother as tenacious as a pit bull with a bone. And that doesn't even count the fact that she has a peculiar habit of talking to the dead. Really big trouble is knocking on the killer's door, and her name is Tess...

About the Author

Tish Owen is a mentor and personal friend of mine. She has a wit and sense of humor that just won't quit!

More about Tish Owen

Tish Owen is a woman of abundance. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Patrick, a very silly Rottweiler, a cat who bosses everyone, a Vietnamese Fire-Bellied Tree frog, and an African Gray parrot who is much smarter than most humans in the room. She loves her life and is grateful for more things then there is room to list here.

Tish is a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, a friend, owner of The Goddess and the Moon shop in Nashville since 1991, a published author, a seamstress, a sailor, and a brewer.

Long recognized as an authority in the area of psychic phenomena and occult activity, she has lent her expertise to occult crime investigations. 

She is the coordinator of the Pagan Unity Festival Now in it's thirteenth year, it is the largest festival in the Mid-South. The festival is a four day event and brings in Pagan authors that many in the area have never gotten a chance to see in person.

Tish reads tarot cards professionally, her down-to-earth manner of laying out the situation and her good advice has kept clients coming back to her for eighteen-plus years. She also employs other divination tools such as numerology, pendulum, graphology and palmistry.

Tish is a media staple appearing on WWTN, WLAC, WRVW, WRLT, and WSM radio, The Morning News with Larry Britton, Channel 4 News at 6 and 10, The Talk of the Town, and CMT's "Gone Country". She's also been featured in the Tennessean, the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, and other local publications. Now they have gone and let her write books and there is no telling what that may lead to or what happens next! Stay tuned!