Release Day Blitz: The Zoo by Ronald & Juanita Destra

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Author: Ronald and Juanita Destra

Release Date: 8 April 2018

Summary:

A beautifully illustrated book essential for every child’s library.

A day at the zoo may seem like fun, but something’s going on, and the animals can’t seem to get along with each other.

So what happens when an argument breaks out between the lion and the zebra, the lynx and the monkey, the bear and the elephant, and all the other zoo animals?

Read the story and find out in this amazing book for children and preteens.

This incredibly fun and witty book was carefully written by the experts of the genre to make reading fun and appealing, and it’s perfect for kids of all ages.

The story focuses on the relationships created among the zoo animals, and it raises a wide range of issues, from friendship and temper management to captivity and proper behavior.

The simple and easy to understand text will give children the opportunity to have fun through reading and will give parents and teachers a starting point for discussion and exchange of ideas.

The book will help its readers understand a life lesson on team work and collaboration towards a common goal while having fun, as well as recognize the importance of temper control and getting along.

Children and grown-ups will love the funny dialogue just as much as they will love the beautiful and colorful illustrations that will make reading more exciting than ever.

The text will also give children the opportunity to learn more about wild animals, their names and eating habits, as well as new vocabulary and expressions.

The Zoo is a book that should be read by every child and preteens, and also by parents and teachers.

So get a copy now and give your children the opportunity to learn and grow through this story.

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~ About the Authors ~

ronAbout Ronald:

Ronald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

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Juanita Destra is a medical field worker, author and publisher. She is the co-founder and CEO of Miami-based Destra World Books Publishing, LLC

The company provides professional literary services to authors and business owners. Their company specializes in book, eBook, audio book publishing, marketing, editing, promotion, graphic design and much more.

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Release Day Blitz: Into the Crimson Mist by Oliver Phipps

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Author: Oliver Phipps

Series: From the Tales of Orenda #2

Release Date: 5 April 2018

Summary:

From the tales of Orenda. Book Two:

After a long winter encampment, Orenda, Nazshoni, Kanuna and Onsi cross the Mississippi river and venture west. Their destination is far and Orenda intends to move the small group of warriors without haste in the hope of reaching an embattled tribe far to the west of the great river.

The plan begins to unravel when they come across a ghost village and then dire forebodings from an old Shaman. There is a shape-shifter in the area and she has been causing much destruction and despair. Orenda attempts to go around the troubled area as he feels tomahawks and arrows are no match against magic. But the Deer Woman is already aware of the warriors presence in her territory.

If you enjoyed The Bitter Harvest, you’ll not want to miss the continuing adventures of Orenda and his small group of heroes.

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Before the sun hit a mid-day sky, the travelers wandered into an even stranger find.
As they approached what looked to be a village, the ground became desolate of life. Dead trees littered the area, with bare limbs hanging down ominously.
Riding into the midst of time weathered mud huts, they realized the structures had been abandon for many seasons.
Orenda stopped in the middle of the ghost village and dismounted. The others did likewise.
Tying his horse to the protruding framework of a vacant hut, he patted his mount on the neck and then pulled a tomahawk from his gear.
Nazshoni readied her bow. Kanuna and Onsi also prepared their weapons, as their leader began to look around.
The three followed Orenda while he examined the inside of several huts. Kanuna came up to him cautiously as they approached another time battered structure.
“Do you think a sickness came to this village?” Kanuna asked as Orenda glanced into the hut.
“A sickness didn’t do that.” Orenda said.
Kanuna turned and investigated the hut. Inside was another skeleton. This person had also been tied up with ropes and had sticks imbedded into the eye sockets.
The young warrior grimaced slightly as he then turned to follow Orenda, who had started walking again.
Nazshoni and Onsi both quickly examined the skeleton as they passed by.
After moving thru the ghost village, finding nothing but skeletons with sticks where the eyes would have been, they returned to their horses.
Orenda and the others untied their mounts. The warrior then gazed around at the desolate surroundings. A dusty breeze flowed through the area, carrying bits of dried foliage with it.
“This place met a very unusual death.” Orenda said and then continued. “Not only the people, but the very ground itself has died.”

~ About Author ~

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Oliver served as a Paratrooper in the United States Army and studied at MSC. In the late 1980s through mid 90s Oliver perused his love of music. He enjoyed traveling, playing percussion and writing lyrics for popular bands. During this time Oliver also began writing short stories and articles.

After playing for thousands in the fall and winter of 1996 Oliver’s band abruptly disbanded. Oliver along with a good friend, that was a guitarist got together to form a new band in early spring of 1997. However rather than form a new band the two put together an expedition plan to travel to Northern Canada and Alaska to prospect for gold.

Leaving in April of 1997 Oliver and company traveled up the historic AL-CAN highway. After exploring the Yukon and Northwest territories of Canada as well as the Arctic Circle the team traveled over the Top of the World highway to Alaska.

1999-2000 Oliver traveled through Asia, visiting Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and other countries.

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues writing articles and stories under various pseudonyms. Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.

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Book Blitz: The Fate Book: The Emperor’s Tomb by Peter van Minnen

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BOOK_COVER_FOR_THE_FATE_BOOKTitle: The Fate Book: The Emperor’s Tomb

Author: Peter Van Minnen

Release Date: 27 November 2014

Summary:

If you like fantasy this is certainly the book for you!

Join the intrepid and eccentric explorers, Professors Clarence and Wadji, who will take you on a nail-biting journey through a number of ancient sacred sites around the world, using the mysterious Fatbe Book to guide them.

Theyare joined by Professor Clarence’s niece and nephew Jess and Josh, who has intuitive abilities tio rival the Fate Book’s.

The Fate Book: The Emperor’s Tomb will take you on a roller coaster ride, from Egypt to Peru, then on to Guatemala and the Himalayas, and finally to the Emperor’s Tomb in China, where the professors face one of their most perilous challenges ever.

This is a blockbuster of a book which doesn’t finish at the end.

Read it if you dare!

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~ About Author ~

MarieStone7080South African-born Peter Van Minnen has been a writer for many years, having also worked for some time as an architect and an actor. Writing is his first love. Having lived deep within the mysterious world of The Fate Book, with all of its characters and quirks, he has returned to it and is now halfway through writing a sequel. Peter lives in Surrey with his wonderful, magical wife and two wonderful, magical cats called Tiggy and Jasper, who forage for elastic bands – which are far more useful than mice…

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Book Blitz: War Stories by Nicole D’Settemi

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Author: Nicole D’Settemi

Release Date: 31 August 2017

Summary:

WAR STORIES: Bombing Narcotica, is the long awaited poetry collection from author and poet; Nicole D’Settēmi!

This is her fourth collection published to date, and features a variety of poems from other collections with themes revolving around drug abuse, mental illness, recovery, rehabilitation, philosophy, death, suicidal ideation, creative ability & more!

Known for her candor, and startling, SHARP intuition, Nicole does not disappoint with this hefty collection. The volume also includes new poems devised specifically for the collection, and covers complex topics, making it a must-read for fans of confessional and lyric poetry!

Classics like Lethal Love Letters (Dear Heroin), intermixed with new or never-before-released pieces such as The Other Woman, Trigger Happy, Fire in the Hole, and Chemical Warfare, prove Nicole D’Settēmi has not lost her talent for rhythm and metaphors, delivering an unforgettable story of warfare of the mind and soul, surviving drug addiction, and over-coming depression, amongst other themes.

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~ About Author ~

Author Nicole D’Settēmi is a 33 year old writer, currently living in upstate New York. She has lived in five regions nationally, including South Florida and New York City. She has always been a self-described “poetic, nomadic, creative soul,” and is an enthusiast of a variety of artistic mediums, but considers writing her number one form of art, and feels everything else is just an extension of that passion and creative outlet.
Nicole was raised in Niagara Falls, a tiny town bordering Canada, and can remember being as young as six, when writing her first lyrical, and philosophical poems. She also points out being selected at 6, for the “Young Authors Club,” which was a city-wide project.
Nicole won two city-wide essay contests between the ages 9-11, which was when she received her first typewriter and then she started a fan-club and newsletter for her childhood hero, as well as penning letters to over 30 pen-pals internationally.
Though Nicole (who was an honor student) rebelled by 15, and was incidentally expelled from school, she still wrote habitually. She once showed her “alternative-school” teacher a poem titled: “That’s Life,” which she penned at 14. He was so impressed with the piece; he had it faxed to every school in the city.
At 16 Nicole was uprooted from her small town and moved to Boca Raton, where she felt displaced and started to deal with depression. Hereditarily, mental illness and substance abuse ran rapid in her family tree, and by 20 she experimented with a plethora of chemical substances. By 23, she became addicted to shooting heroin, and was engaged to her co-conspirator and partner-in-crime. She attended an art school for photo journalism, but withdrew half-way through the year, due to a devastating addiction to injecting various drugs.
Addictarium was written while she spent two years in a therapeutic community for seriously addicted, and mentally ill, patrons. The author outlines her experiences, including the tale of losing her eyesight due to shooting a poisoned bag of heroin, which is when she was forced to hitch a greyhound bus from South Florida to Manhattan, and after several weeks of surgeries, was admitted to Daytop Village for long-term treatment, and drug addiction recovery. The book outlines many of the experiences

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CoverTitle: Addictarium

Author: Nicole D’Settemi

Release Date: 1 September 2016

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Summary: 

Drugs. Sex. Detox. Art. Recovery. Prostitution. Music. Street life. Poetry. Toxic love. And, those are just on the surface. The layers and complexities of Addictarium will shock and enthrall you…

When wild-child, and south Florida escapee, Danielle Martino finds herself curled in a ball on the cold tile floors of her filthy rank bathroom in the tiny studio she rents with her fiancé and partner-in-crime, she knows it’s time to quit abusing heroin. Severely impaired from shooting a bad batch of black tar heroin, and already partially blind from the infection that the muddy poison has caused, she is forced to hitch a greyhound bus to New York City, and to abandon her care-free, American-bohemian, drug infested life-style.
Hailed everywhere as a beautiful, unique, honest, raw and poetic account of recovery, Addictarium takes readers on a compelling journey through the life and eyes of the narrator; a creative, nomadic, deep–but, incidentally broken–young woman, and underlines the contributing factors to what it’s really like to suffer from addiction. With magnificent candor–and sometimes emotionally crippling descriptions–we witness Danielle’s fight towards recovery from more than just heroin, as Addictarium brings the readers on a fascinating and harrowing, brutal tale of a young women’s recovery from total and mass self-destruction.
–Addictarium highlights in the starkest of lights, why it is so difficult for addicts to receive the recovery they seek, when they finally do decide to put the drug down.

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~Book Blitz~ Dragons and Healers by Nina R. Schluntz (Enukara #1)

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CoverTitle: Dragons and Healers

Author: Nina R. Schluntz

Series: Enukara #1

Release Date: 12 January 2018

Summary:

A simple act of kindness from a human toward a dragon triggered the Enukara–giving the human the ability to heal the wounds of others. The dragon bonded to him was granted immortality. The price for this gift was simple. The dragon’s life was bound to the human.

The greed of dragons and humans was underestimated. For if an Enukara’s life was taken by another, they would inherit the immortality blessed to the dragon. Both human and dragon could steal this gift. The slaughter of all Enukaras quickly ensued, until one dragon killed his own Enukara.

The power he inherited was unfathomable. He hunted and killed every immortal who had slain an Enukara.

A new Enukara emerges who challenges the mindset of the immortal dragon and the Enukara hopes to alter the fate of humanity, by showing the dragon how to love once again.

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~ About Author ~

AuthorI live in America with my husband and our Kitty, a rescued Abyssinian.

I have four novels currently out of print that have been re-released as an abridged novella. They are a prequel to my science fiction novels, the Decompose Series: Amaranthine, Aurum, and Nacreous.

My romance novels are published by ManLoveRomance Press and always have a happy ending. Kale’s Paroxysm and Not a Big Deal. I also have a short story in the “Hope for Pulse” anthology. Nosy Neighbors, is my first paranormal romance and due out soon is my first book in a romance series about shape-shifting dragons, Enukara.

I grew up on a quiet farm in Nebraska. I’m an avid movie goer, so most of my blog posts will be a review of the most recent movie I happened to see. Sometimes I’ll mix it up and read a book too. Or… my favorite, I’ll see the movie then read the book it was based on!

Feel free to follow me on twitter, facebook, Instagram and my wordpress blog! If you can’t find me by name, try looking for Mizner13–that’ll be me.

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[Book Blitz] Shadow of Tenkai-Bo by Warren Chaney & Sho Kosugi (Yin-Yang Code Book #2)

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Title: Shadow of Tenkai-Bo

Author: Warren Chaney & Sho Kosugi

Series: Yin-Yang Code Book #2

Release Date: 13 November 2017

Summary:

To save those he loves, a young Japanese orphan must solve a centuries-old puzzle that holds the secret to untold wealth and power before a mysterious evil uses it to control the world.

“Yin-Yang Code: The Shadow of the Tenkai-Bo captures all the action of ninja master Sho Kosugi in novel form. Code breaking, murder investigations and secret identities abound in this energetic and international tale by Warren Chaney and Sho Kosugi. Once you’re on this fun rollercoaster of a ride, you won’t want to get off.” –Naomi Hirahara, Edgar award-winning mystery author

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About Warren

71gez1YmftL_SY200_Warren Herbert Chaney, Ph.D. is an American author, filmmaker, artist, behavioral scientist, executive and a pioneer in early television. In a career spanning four decades, Chaney wrote twenty-six books, seventeen screenplays, nine theatrical dramas, and 250 professional and nonprofessional magazine and journal articles. He wrote nine songs used in feature films and eight for theatrical productions. From 1978 to 1994, he wrote entries for Collier’s Encyclopedia. Chaney produced ten motion pictures, wrote fourteen and directed nine. He is best known for his films “America: A Call to Greatness”, starring Charlton Heston, Mickey Rooney, and Peter Graves; “Behind the Mask”, starring Roy Alan Wilson and Deborah Winters; “Aloha Summer”, starring Chris Makepeace, Don Michael Paul and Tia Carrere, and the pioneering 60s network television series, “Magic Mansion”. As a writer, he is best known for his “Space Patrol Chronicles” trilogy.
Chaney has provided art and illustration for many publications including 5 novels. His artwork and sculpture is on display in England and in the United States. His art-sculpture, “Sherlock Holmes”, resides with the Sherlock Holmes Society of London but has been on traveling display as part of the “Sherlock Holmes Art Exhibit”, in the United States.
During a lengthy business and academic career, Chaney established the first University Health Services Administration program for the state of Texas, served on multiple boards of directors and advisory boards of public companies and is considered a leader in the field of self-directed neuroplastic development of cognitive functions.
Chaney’s film and television work won awards at the New York Film Festival, Houston World Fest and an Emmy for the production opening of his Y2K – World in Crisis miniseries. He won best-director, producer, and screenplay awards at the CineCon, Critics’ Choice, and American Cinema Awards. Chaney retired from film and television in 1975 and served as CEO (Chief Executive Officer) for the Mind Technologies Institute until the company sold in December 2012. He now writes full time.

About Sho Kosugi

sho_kosugiEasily the best known actor/martial artist during the 1980s ninja cinema craze, Kosugi was a proficient martial artist & skilled weapons performer which was highlighted in his several starring roles.

Kosugi grew up as the youngest child and only son of a Tokyo fisherman, and began his martial arts training at the age of five studying karate at a local dojo. Sho expanded upon his martial arts studies, also learning judo & kendo, and by his 18th birthday he had achieved the status of All Japan Karate Champion. Intent on entering the world of international finance, Sho left Japan at only 19 years old to study and reside in Los Angeles, USA where he achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, yet he also remained focused on constantly improving his martial arts skills. Throughout the early 1970s, Sho competed in hundred’s of martial arts tournaments & demonstrations including winning the L.A. Open in 1972, 1973 & 1974. In addition, he also met a young Chinese woman named Shook, who was eventually to become his wife and mother of his children, plus Sho had his first foray into the cinema with part’s in a minor Taiwanese film titled “The Killers”, and then in a Korean production, shot in Los Angeles known as “The Stranger From Korea”.

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51ogqe8AXdL._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Title: The Drums of Tenkai-Bo

Author: Warren Chaney & Sho Kosugi

Series: Yin-Yang Code Book #1

Release Date: 27 August 2017

Summary:

Against his grandfather’s wishes, an orphaned Japanese student at UCLA returns to his home country following the tragic loss of his close friend and university professor, only to discover a malevolent force that aims to take away everything he has left … and more.

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Your Hidden Light by Raana Zia

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Title: Your Hidden Light

Author: Raaza Zia

Release Date: 30 October 2017

Summary:

Your Hidden Light is a remarkable handbook for how you can reclaim the greatest power that has been lost to you, and to all mankind – the power to architect your own reality.

Author Raana Zia calls upon vast repositories of wisdom and truth, from Eckhart Tolle and Deepak Chopra to Aristotle and Gandhi, from the Talmud to the Bible, from the Buddha to Jesus, to show the relationship between the world inside you and the world around you. She provides wisdom from classic thinkers and believers effortlessly, and guides the reader on a journey of rediscovery and awakening. She explains how everything you desire in this physical world comes from the unseen spiritual world – which you can only access by going within yourself. It is only through a correct and disciplined practice of aligning your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs that you can create anything you truly desire.

If you are an experienced creator of your reality, you will rediscover, and find new interpretations of classic wisdom. If your journey has only just begun, Your Hidden Light will give you the knowledge and tools you need to most effectively create your desired life with an honest expectation of profound inner growth.

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