Camping in High Heels

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Camping in High Heels

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Kate Palmer loves her job. Why wouldn’t she? As a travel blogger, she gets paid to take five-star vacations. Then one of her loyal readers asks her to travel “like the rest of us.” 

After dining, relaxing, and enjoying only the best of every city in the most luxurious fashion, Kate isn’t sure that she or her high heels can manage the camping life. Learning to drive and to set up a motor home was only the beginning. As she travels to New Orleans to Texas to New Mexico, Kate experiences a brand-new kind of adventure. Who knew that she’d ever tackle the campground bathhouse (bring Raid with you), tarantulas (unwelcome dinner guests), and bats (best observed while holding an umbrella)? 

But things become brighter when she bumps into fellow camper, Brandon. Seeming to run into one another at each campground, it gets harder for Kate to ignore the sparks between them. 

As Kate’s journey teaches her to appreciate the great outdoors, she also makes friendships along the way. And she just might have found love, too.


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Miki Bennett

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Miki Bennett is the author “The Keys to Love”, her debut novel and the new “Forever in the Keys” coming January 29th.  She is a stay at home wife who has an intense love for the beach, trying to fit all family vacations as close to the ocean as possible. Her passions include art and various crafts where she has won numerous awards over the years. She also calls herself the resident family tech geek, always checking out the latest gadget that comes out on the market. Miki is a cancer survivor and currently lives with a rare chronic illness, Mastocytosis but doesn’t let that keep her from pursuing her passions. She credits her creativity to helping her deal with every day stresses.

Learn more at http://www.mikibennett.com.


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Thirst

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Thirst

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Explosive violence rocks Canada’s Slocan Valley after the shooting deaths of three teenagers in a bombing attempt at the Keenleyside dam. A joint U.S.-Canada military force locks down the Valley to protect Columbia River dams critical to both countries but martial law incites more violence. 

Geologist Alex Graham refuses to let politics stand in her way. She evades military patrols to slip into a restricted zone in her hunt for a silver mine to claim as her own. But her plans are derailed by an intentionally set fire that almost takes her life. 

Someone wants her out of the Slocan Valley. 

When Alex discovers a gunshot victim in an abandoned mine, she fears she could be next. But she’s never been one to wait for trouble to come to her and she tracks a suspicious man seen once too often in the lonely mountains. 

All eyes are on the dams, but the true threat lies elsewhere. 


Notes: 

In Katherine Prairie’s Thirst, geologist Alex Graham is determined to find a lucrative silver mine amongst the mountains of Slocan Valley, Canada. However, her suspicions are aroused when her tent is burned down by a mysterious arsonist, followed by a gruesome discovery in an abandoned mine. She is certain that something sinister is going on, but between the military presence on the Keenleyside dam after an attempted bombing and the sensitivity of her own geological work, she is hesitant to bring attention to the situation. Meanwhile, martial law has been declared in an effort to solve the increasingly violent protests after the dam debacle, sending the entire area into a turbulent mess of politics, activism, murder, and mystery. Alex is left to figure out whether the recent crimes against her have to do with the situation at the dam, or something much worse. 

Thirst is a fantastic mystery, loaded with suspense and intrigue from the very first page. It has a pleasant blend of science, politics, activism, and mystery, yet is overdone in none of these things. The plot is wonderfully unique thanks to this winning combination, especially with the protagonist being a geologist, which is something very rarely seen in fictional literature. Katherine Prairie, the author of Thirst, is a geologist herself, and the expertise she lent to her written work made it all the more believable. 

Also, each character was wonderfully written to be complex and so very human, making the characters easy to relate to and root for as the story goes on. Aside from that, the general story as a whole was a great read; the pure talent that Katherine Prairie exhibited in every descriptive sentence was truly phenomenal. Thirst is easily one of the best modern mysteries to recently grace the shelves, with enough unique content to entertain fans of any genre. Hopefully Alex Graham will make another literary appearance in the future, because her adventures are more than worth the read.

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Katherine Prairie

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Katherine, a geologist and IT specialist, stepped away from the international petroleum industry to follow her passion for writing. An avid traveller with an insatiable curiosity, you never know where you’ll find her next! But most days, she’s in Vancouver, Canada quietly plotting murder and mayhem under the watchful eye of a cat. She is an award-winning presenter and the author of the thriller THIRST. 

www.katherineprairie.com


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Nisei

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Nisei

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After the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States Government encouraged all eligible young men to enlist immediately in the fight against its enemies overseas–all eligible young men, except Japanese-Americans. Nisei is the story of Hideo “Bobby” Takahashi, a Hawaiian-born Japanese-American who must overcome prejudice, internment, and the policies of his own government to prove his loyalty to his country. Narrated by Bobby Takahashi and read by his son, Robert, forty-six years after Bobby’s death, the story details the young Nisei’s determination to fight honorably for his country and return to the young love he was forced to leave–a girl he cannot have because she is White.


Notes: 

Nisei is an emotional historical fiction novel, written by JJ White, about the plight of a Japanese-American man during World War II. Hideo Takahashi, who went by “Bobby,”was what was referred to as “nisei,” meaning that he was second generation Japanese-American. As a teenager, Bobby lived a simple life and dreamed of joining the Navy. However, after the infamous attack on Pearl Harbor, discrimination against Japanese-Americans escalated dangerously, and Bobby and his family were soon captured and sent to an internment camp. He was eventually allowed to join the Army- not the Navy as he had hoped- yet faced even more hatred and racial prejudice there. Amidst the horrors of war, Bobby was determined to fight honorably and courageously, and once and for all prove that he was a true American. Decades later, Bobby’s depressed and suicidal son discovers his deceased father’s memoir about those tumultuous years, but he is not prepared for what he will find within those dusty pages. 

Nisei is a very well researched, honest portrayal of the lives of Japanese-Americans during World War II. JJ White explores issues of race, prejudice, identity, and patriotism deeply and thoroughly in his novel, while remaining true to its historical roots. However, Nisei is also dripping in emotion; Bobby’s story is equal parts enlightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring. The emotional weight never smothers the heaviness of tragic truth; rather, they are balanced wonderfully in a well-rounded, page-turning novel. 

There are occasions where Nisei is a bit hard to follow, as some of the pidgin and broken language could be difficult to understand. This is not a momentous problem, though, as it accurately portrays language barriers between Japanese immigrants, their Americanized children, and the people of Hawaii, where the book takes place. The patience required to sort out these bits of jumbled language does nothing to taint the overall value of this gut-wrenching tale. Nisei remains an enlightening glance into a dark chapter of American history, honest and raw in its portrayal of a brave Japanese-American man fighting to prove himself to the country he called home.

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J.J. White

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J. J. White is an award winning novelist and short story writer who has been published in several anthologies and magazines including, Wordsmith, The Homestead Review, The Seven Hills Review, Bacopa Review, and The Grey Sparrow Journal. His story, The Adventures of the Nine Hole League, was recently published in The Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, #13. He has won awards and honors from the Alabama Writers Conclave, Writers-Editors International, Maryland Writers Association, The Royal Palm Literary Awards, Professional Writers of Prescott, and Writer’s Digest. 

His crime fiction book, Deviant Acts, was released by Black Opal books in November, and was followed by his Historical Fiction book, Nisei, in 2016. He was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize for his short piece, Tour Bus. He lives in Merritt Island, Florida with his understanding wife and editor, Pamela.

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2016 Horror Novel Contest Winner – Drawing Dead

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Drawing Dead

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Faolan O’Connor spent his life killing for men like Legs Diamond and Lucky Luciano, and now it s his turn to face the music. But when vampire Darcy Killian offers him immortality, Faolan enters a world of violence, wealth, and power beyond anything he s ever imagined.

Driven by ambition and guilt, Faolan fights his way up the ranks in a battle to justify his sins with success. He s learned the hard way that relationships are vulnerabilities and friends are just enemies in disguise, but he also knows that he can t conquer a city alone.

Aided by an emotionally-crippled genius and a warm-hearted call girl, Faolan builds a loyal crew with which to challenge the tyrannical Killian s rule. However, will this re-awakened humanity prove a fatal flaw or his ace in the hole? With his life and the future of the city he loves at stake, can Faolan play his cards right or is he drawing dead?


Notes: 

Drawing Dead (Faolon O’Connor Book 1) takes you back to the 1930s era of organized crime when mobsters, gangsters and mafia bosses were somewhat common.  Yet, author Brian McKinley has written a book that is far from stereotypical.  Why?  Because Faolan O’Connor isn’t just a gangster, he’s a freshly turned vampire.  The expectations of those above him aren’t necessarily difficult for this tough-as-nails, cold-hearted killer or are they?  Faolan’s superiors test him, and his so-called friends willingly turn their backs on each other to save their own necks.  Whether or not McKinley’s young vampire will succeed in this new world or whether he’ll finally end up dead remains to be seen.

From the get go, readers will likely be captivated by the cover.  It fully captures the essence of Drawing Dead.  Vampires don’t run around announcing to the world what they are, and the secrets that are fluidly woven throughout Drawing Dead are reflected not only from the cover but from page one.  Admittedly, the scenes do jump around a bit, which can make it a little confusing at times.  But there is so much action and intrigue embedded within the storyline that this is an aspect that can almost be overlooked.  McKinley does a great job offering readers the opportuntiy to take a look at their own values and morals as Faolon seems to reconnect with his humanness.  Of course, this may end up ending his life.  Highly recommended – readers can feel the danger, the excitement and the horror of a vampiric gangster life in this pragmatic tale. 

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com


Brian McKinley

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Brian Patrick McKinley doesn’t really exist. He’s a constructed mortal identity used by a relatively young Vampyr in order to publish the truth about The Order. Due to the world-wide influence of The Order and its minions, these accounts must all be published as fiction; however, they are all very real and actually happened. Sometimes the names and sequence of events have been changed to protect the innocent, the guilty, and to keep from getting sued. 

Brian is no longer a typical Vampyr and, for this reason, lives in hiding and writes from a secret location. The real “Brian” lives a life of danger and excitement; he loves Star Trek, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire as much as he loves Chicken Fried Steak. He’s a reader, a role-player, and a dreamer who doesn’t believe that “liberal” is a dirty word. He’s lived many lifetimes and is eager to share as many of them as possible with his readers.

 


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Time Isn’t the Problem You Are

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Time Isn’t the Problem, You Are

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If you’re not enjoying success, then it’s time to look in the mirror and ask “Why?” The answer is probably staring right back at you. You’re probably the reason you haven’t achieved your dreams.

We all start out in life expecting to live the life we want. For many, if not most, those early hopes get dashed when the realities of rent payments, nasty bosses, indifferent spouses, unexpected illness, or uncontrollable events turn our dreams into disillusionment. Instead of thriving, life just becomes a march of survival and people grow older and bitter as they remember their early hopes as wistful memories. The more cynical will even mock their younger selves for believing they could ever have had what they see others achieving.

Yet there are countless examples of people who are living the life of their dreams. We see them on TV all the time―people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, and George Clooney, to name a few. They manage to juggle work, family life, community life, and personal pursuits in seemingly effortless fashion, with a smile on their face, purpose in their walk, and passion in their attitude.

Anyone can achieve what they want, just like these people do. There’s nothing extraordinary about them. They have no elixirs. What they do have, however, are qualities that keep them performing at their highest level, qualities that anyone, including you, can have … if you know how to develop them.

Time Isn’t the Problem, You Are is the twenty-first century guidebook for everyone who feels stuck in their life and wants to change but doesn’t quite know where to begin. It’s a thorough, entertaining, informative, easy to understand yet challenging and action-inducing program that’s designed to get you to start living the life of your dreams right now.

Chad Cooper supports the House of Healing Mission Foundation, to learn more and donate to the projects, please visit houseofhealingmission.org


Chad Cooper

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Chad Cooper has been an advisor to CXO executives in Fortune 500 companies advising leadership service, operation, and strategy on how to position and define services as strategic assets and has coached thousands of people. In addition, he is coach to Professional Athletes in WBO, NHL, MLB, USAT, NFL, and Olympians around the world, taking their performance to legendary levels.  Learn more here: http://www.chadecooper.com.

 


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Listen to Succeed

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Listen To Succeed

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How do CEOs stay at the top? How do married couples happily stay together? How do sales people stay on the top of their game? How to parents ensure great relationships with their children? They all share the ability to listen effectively. Listen to Succeed explores the underlying need for effective listening; points out the stumbling blocks that contribute to not being as effective a listener as we can be; and shows us how we can dramatically improve this skill. This book will give you a new way to communicate successfully with your clients, patients, co-workers, friends, and family . . . with virtually everyone you come in contact with. Listen to Succeed is for Leaders & Their Teams, Students & Teachers, Parents & Children, Doctors & Patients, For Anyone and Everyone who wants to build strong, productive, thriving relationships. It’s never too late to become a more effective listener. Read this book with care and consideration and LISTEN to the voice inside. “Full of ideas about a subject we thought we already knew about. Listen to Succeed shows us ways to improve, perhaps dramatically improve, our listening skills . . . This is a well organized, easy-to-read book brimming with tools and tips to help us become more successful listeners, even in areas we didn’t even know we weren’t paying attention.” -Jean Illsley Clark, author Self-Esteem a Family Affair


Leslie Shore

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Leslie Shore is a communications expert. As the owner of the consultancy Listen to Succeed, Leslie has worked with corporations, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, health professionals, and educational institutions to up-level their intra-personal and inter-personal communication skills. Her book, Listen to Succeed: How to identify and overcome barriers to effective listening, is currently used in four universities and in businesses and non-profits throughout the United States and Canada.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/listentosucceed 

Twitter: @leslielistener

Linked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leslie-shore-1526907

 


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In Vitro Lottery

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In Vitro Lottery

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“Thought provoking, scarily believable and compelling.” Louise Lambert Decades after a deadly plague has ravaged the world, the children of the survivors can only reproduce via complex fertility treatment. Some can afford it, but for everyone else there is the In Vitro Lottery. Kate never really wanted a family, so when her numbers come up she gives her winning ticket to her sister. But when tragedy strikes, Kate is forced out of her own small existence and sent on a collision course with the clinic CEO Victor Pearson, the pressure group IVFree and the Government in her quest for answers. When the fate of humanity is at stake, who really controls the future, and what will they do to protect it?


Notes: 

In Ed Ryder’s debut novel, In Vitro Lottery, Kate and her sister, Emily, live in a dystopian future in which a modern plague has eradicated the natural ability to reproduce. Only the powerful and elite can afford the in vitro procedure required to have children. For the common people, a public lottery is held to determine who will win the right to bear a child. Kate wins the top prize, but has little interest in raising a child, so she passes on the honor to her sister. All seems well, until Emily is suddenly and mysteriously murdered. Then, in investigating her sister’s untimely death, Kate finds herself in the midst of a whirlwind of injustice, lies, and ethical dilemmas.

In Vitro Lottery has a very interesting concept; with all the current concern for overpopulation and interest in scientific conception, this novel’s plot doesn’t seem all that far fetched. Despite being a dystopian science fiction piece, it is fairly believable. There is an air of contemplation and, perhaps, warning throughout the novel that lends to its unique plot. And Ed Ryder’s description of this alternate reality is fantastic; its intrigue and mystery keeps it interesting throughout. 

However, the narrative had a tendency to ramble unnecessarily; perhaps it was an attempt at introducing backstory, albeit not a flawless one. There were many details that could have been omitted without harming the plot. Because of this, after its exciting introductory chapter, In Vitro Lottery’s storyline drags along for a little while after it. It does pick up again, though, and is well worth the read. Ed Ryder has a great mind for dystopian fiction; the refreshing uniqueness of In Vitro Lottery is good proof of that. 

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Ed Ryder

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At 42 years of age, Ed Ryder lives in a small village in the UK with his wife and two cats. He’s a scientist by trade and currently work for a genetics research institute, investigating how genes work and interact with each other.  Most of his spare time is spent out with his horse Molly, which he says, “is a great way to relax but doesn’t leave much time for writing!”

https://edryderblog.wordpress.com/

New science-based website coming soon – www.gene-editing.org

 


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Getting unStuck: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being

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Getting unStuck:

Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Geing

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Feeling stuck?

It happens to everyone.

Whether we’re facing everyday stumbles or big, complex issues, we can get stuck on emotions, beliefs, and habits of thinking. And that can block us from making our lives, relationships, and work as rich and rewarding as they could be.

The S.T.U.C.K. Method gets you unstuck. Based on the concepts of mindfulness and psychology, Shira Taylor Gura has developed a simple technique you can practice anytime, anywhere to overcome emotional challenges and enhance your well-being.

Through these stories, tools, and worksheets, you’ll laugh, empathize, and learn how to turn your “stuck” spots into sources for energy and positive change.


Notes: 

In Getting unStuck: Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being, Shira Taylor Gura shares her process of achieving inner peace with one’s emotions. Gura calls it the S.T.U.C.K. Method, and uses it to identify negative feelings and their often unreasonable sources. From there, she encourages honest introspection and acknowledgement of other points of view, in order to effectively solve emotional turmoil. Paired with her own personal stories and examples, clear infographics, and helpful worksheets, Gura’s Getting unStuck is an enlightening read. The S.T.U.C.K. Method lays a definite path to an emotional awakening that should solve any feeling-based problem. 

Shira Taylor Gura has a bare, honest style of writing that not only draws readers in, but allows them to relate in some way to each of her stories. Despite being a self-help book, it does not always read like one; rather, it is more like a friend giving advice than a self-titled expert lecturing the reader into submission. This friendly tone makes Getting unStuck so much more effective. In her author’s bio, Gura attributes her inspiration for the S.T.U.C.K. Method to her experiences as an occupational therapist and yoga instructor; it is this calm wisdom that is evident on every page of her book. 

The S.T.U.C.K. Method is simple and straightforward, but has a lot of promise. It demands honesty with oneself, which may be difficult for some, but would surely be worthwhile in the long run. As far as self-help books go, it’s definitely a great one. There are no false promises or tedious tasks, only honesty and reflection. This alone makes Getting unStuck a truly introspective, inspirational piece of literature. 

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Shira Taylor Gura

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Shira Taylor Gura is a success coach, author of the #1 new bestseller “Getting unSTUCK – Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being”, and creator of The S.T.U.C.K Method™. She facilitates workshops, retreats, and 1:1 coaching to help people get unstuck in work, in love, and in life. She lives with her husband and four children on Kibbutz Hannaton in the Galilee, Israel.

Learn more here: http://thestuckmethod.com.

 


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Mister Spunky and His Friends

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Mister Spunky and His Friends

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Mister Spunky and His Friends is the creation of award winning author, Kelly Preston. She has taken the story line from her book, Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, placing it in a picture book format for children to enjoy.

Mister Spunky and His Friends is about the importance of love, friendship; and, helping those with special needs. Follow Mister Spunky along his journey to the beach, where he meets three new friends; teaching him important life lessons along the way.

Parents, if you enjoyed Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, your children will enjoy this book for them. There are several pages at the end of the story for coloring activities.

Ages: 5+


Notes: 

 Mister Spunky and His Friends is an adorable children’s tale about a happy little dog who, while on a vacation to the beach, meets three unlikely friends. Each new dog he comes across has a problem- one that Mister Spunky would much rather avoid. However, he learns that through showing kindness and compassion to all, even in their lowest moments, valuable friendships can be formed. 

There are many things to love about this book, the first of which being its muses. The short blurb about the author and her dogs with special needs was almost more heartwarming than the book itself. For a child, however, the sweet moral behind Mister Spunky’s adventures is a valuable one. To teach a child compassion is always important, but for them to learn that kindness should know no boundaries is even more important. In the face of detrimental emotions and physical limitations, acceptance is the greatest gift. This plot, paired with the cute animated images of puppies at play, is sure to resonate with young children, and perhaps even inspire them. The coloring pages at the end of the book are also a unique and lovely touch, to aid in engaging the children who read this story. It is an enchanting little book that any young child would likely enjoy. 

Originally critiqued by the staff of AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.


Kelly Preston

Award winning Kelly Preston, co-author of “Real Dogs Don’t Whisper” (www.realdogsdontwhisper.com) takes you on a journey with her experiences with four special need dogs. Her co-author is Mr. MaGoo, he is a larger than life dog and has a lot to say. The book is about second chances and miracles. Read about four rescue dogs that were ready to be given up on because they have special needs; they teach their human about life, love, and hope.

Kelly also has published a children’s picture and activity book, “Mister Spunk and His Friends” (www.misterspunky.com). Mister Spunky and His Friends, based on a true story from Real Dogs Don’t Whisper. This is a children’s book for ages five years old and up teaching the importance of love, friendship and helping others; especially with special needs (pets and humans).

 


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Lucifer: Soldiers, Serpents and Sin

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Lucifer: Soliders, Serpents and Sin

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During his first 1,000 years of life in The Realm, Lucifer becomes an authentic superstar. All of his fellow brethren adore him and the passionate way he leads worship. His best friend Michael has been cheering him on since literally lifting him out of his Creation Cocoon.

And then it happens.

An unexpected rift between Lucifer and Michael inaugurates Lucifer onto the path of rebellion. While smiling at his best friend every day, Lucifer begins to amass custom designed weapons and map out the weak points in The Realm. He uses his honey-coated tongue to persuade some of the brethren to join his Loyalist army, even as other brethren sense that all is not right.

As the pressure mounts towards the impending clash of lightning and thunder, Lucifer prepares to unleash something the brethren have never seen. His rebellion will change every single creature in The Realm…forever.


David Taylor II

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David Taylor II is an author, playwright, songwriter and producer. His latest book, Lucifer: Soldiers, Serpents and Sin is an internationally best selling book. He has created an entire story world called The Realm from that first book and continues to expand it. He writes sci fi, fantasy, Christian fiction, and Children’s Literature.

He is a co-composer for the smash hit theater production, Eye of the Storm:The Bayard Rustin Musical, nominated for 3 Black Theater Alliance awards.
In 2015 his book Wayward Pines:Survival, from the hit Fox TV show of the same name, broke top 10 in the Amazon best seller list and is currently still there.

He is also the author of the new children’s favorite, Diary of a Chocolate Midas.
He is the proud father of two, as well as a lover of football, pizza, and a good glass of lemonade.

Email: Books@DT2Author.org

Websites: www.DT2Author.org   www.SecretsoftheRealm.com

 


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