Title: “Awaken the Three: Book Two of the HIGHGLADE Series”
Author: D. L. Jennings
Genres: teen, young adult, alien science fiction, war and military fiction, myths and legends
Description: In the sequel to his award-winning novel Gift of the Shaper, D. L. Jennings once again brings to life an epic tale of war and chaos as earthly armies fight for otherworldly prizes.
Beyond the Wastes of Khulakorum, a storm is rising. The Shaper of Ages is gone, and along with her, the Breaker — yet gods are not the only threat to the peace of the living.
Aldis Tennech, the once-great general of the armies of Gal’dorok, finds himself in exile. His only hope of reclaiming glory lies in the hands of a self-proclaimed emperor, and the unearthly powers that put him there. Meanwhile, improbable alliances are forged in the north as unexpected enemies rear their heads and threaten ruin-with a single thread in common, connecting them all.
Ancient powers lying dormant must be called upon, bringing strength to those who need it and conquest to those who seek it; battles will rage and cities will fall, but only the most desperate or reckless would seek to awaken the three.
Description: From Then to Now is a novel within a novel. Maggie figures that, with events being so old, it is safe to tell all. Figuring wrong is her first mistake. Downloading the manuscript onto her grown daughters computer is her second mistake.
Andrea is dismayed to discover Maggie’s infidelity in her first marriage and shocked to learn of her grandmothers cloistered pregnancy and forced adoption of her newborn daughter. She uses the Internet to find the people mentioned in her mothers story, more to satisfy her own curiosity than to bring her mother peace.
From Then to Now spans six decades and addresses changes, both individual and societal, in attitude, perception, and awareness. These changes, triggered in part by outside world events, bring about personal understanding achieved only after loss is experienced and enlightenment has been attained.
Title: “The Journey: A Traveling Companion Through the New Testament”
Author: Debbie Johnson
Genres: christian spiritual growth, new testament bible study
Description: At a time of unprecedented crisis in our lives comes an inspirational book, The Journey: A Traveling Companion Through the New Testament by Debbie Johnson, who has spent decades as a mission worker, and is the founder DenverWorks, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the unemployed find work. Whether you are a Christian, religious, or irreligious, Johnson’s contemporary interpretation of The New Testament will inspire all who read her book.
Years ago, Debbie took a glorious six-week backpacking trip to Europe. Now she takes readers on a metaphorical trek through the New Testament, filling her backpack with a year’s worth of inspirational items. For Debbie, her destination is love, plus the sense of “mission accomplished” in her life’s work.
Debbie Johnson’s decades of mission work include founding DenverWorks and serving in leadership positions at the Dalit Freedom Network and India Transformed. She has written two previous books, A Pocketful of Seeds and Lessons Learned from the Bottom of the Stairs: A Story of Faith and Resilience with Randy Milliken. She writes with the angst and honesty of a fellow traveler on this journey called life. The nuggets she finds within each passage of God’s word are poignant, refreshing, and invariably transformative.
Description: GOD SEES EVERYTHING…BUT WHO’S WATCHING HIM?
The time period in which these events took place is not disclosed. Five very talented and ambitious Scientists asked themselves an age-old question. “Where do our souls go after we die?” The question was posed, not in the esoteric sense, but in a geographical one. They committed themselves to find out the exact physical locations of “Heaven and Hell”.
However, their research gave them more than they bargained for. What you’re about to experience is a dramatic departure, from the norms of Science Fiction and popular faith-based understandings. The GOD Maps is the first book written by author Yvette Kendall. She delves into the clockworks of the afterworld, by means of creative and disruptive scientific experiments.Continue reading
Description: “A Zombie For Mommy!” is a fun and quirky read by American SciFi novelist Yvette Kendall. Her story peeks into the whimsical lives of a sweet 1st grader named Mahari, and her newly divorced mom.
Mahari’s life is happily filled with imaginary friends but feels a little sad when her mom gets lonely. However, she’s met a surprising new (not so imaginary friend), that she thinks will change her mom’s life for the better. In her mind, they’re a perfect match…but her mom may not think so?
In this book, Kendall refers to her style of writing as “Cotton Candy Horror”, because of its cute and surprising delivery. Combined with adorable illustrations from Veronica Fausti, Kendall has found a perfect way to bring happy goosebumps to younger audiences that love Zombies.Continue reading
Joey Pinkney Exclusive Author Interview
Inside the Literary Mind of…
LaMont Anthony Wright, author of The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet (Sunshine Solutions Publishing)
Joey Pinkney: In your coming-of-age autobiography The Art of Saying No: the memoir of a naive poet, you are very careful to tell the truth about your vulnerability as a child and how that vulnerability was replaced with a hardened mindset. Loving yourself means giving yourself room to be vulnerable, but it also means being hardened enough to protect your vulnerability from parasitic distractions. Why was writing about this balance, in the context of your own life, important? And how will your readers most benefit from this aspect of your memoir – the balance between being vulnerable and hardened?
LaMont Anthony Wright: First off, that’s a great question. I have a theory, LOL… I was very curious coming up – as most kids are. Maybe more so, because I am a so-called “creative”. Unfortunately, there weren’t many mentors around when I was coming up. My youth was in the 70’s and 80’s. So between the Vietnam War and Ronald Reagan’s “War on Drugs,” a lot of men who may have been leaders in the community were either dead or in jail.Continue reading
Title: “The Winter Wolf Arises: A Piran Golawaya Novel”
Author: Patrick Fellers
Genres: science fiction, supernatural, fantasy
Description: Earth, a now much more dangerous place after a devastating nuclear exchange between former military powers, is struggling to pull itself out of the devastation that has claimed the lives of nearly three-fourths of the population.
Evighetens Lands, the magical homeworld of the Fae, is locked in a symbiotic relationship with both mankind and the angry spirit of an injured Earth. Humanity and the Fae are in need of salvation, but who has the knowledge and skills required to rescue others?
“The Winter Wolf Arises: A Piran Golawaya Novel” is the beginning of the collective recounting of three friends living three very different lives in a futuristic world full of danger.
Will they be able to work together to find a way to save humanity from supernatural foes and the Earth itself? Or will their pasts come back to destroy their future and the futures of two worlds?
Title: “Behind The Seen: Angels, Demons, and the Battle for the Human Soul”
Author: Frederick K. Price Jr
Genres: adult christian education, christian, nonfiction
Description: Behind The Seen: Angels, Demons, and the Battle for the Human Soul is a bold, provocative peek behind the spiritual veil! Taking a user-friendly yet thoroughly-researched approach, Frederick K. Price, Jr. offers a startling glimpse of the invisible world, where the battle rages between Heaven and Earth.
Drawing directly from Scripture, Price dares to challenge age-old theories, dispel widely-held assumptions, and address longstanding theological debates in tackling some of life’s hardest, most perplexing questions . . . questions that are more relevant today than ever.
From tattoos to t-shirt art, films to fitness centers, and the cars we drive to the music we blast inside them — we are daily bombarded by signs, images, ideas and activities that have a spiritual significance we may know nothing about. Behind The Seen is not about forbidding or denying, but about informing and enlightening. It’s about giving a stronger foundation on which to stand when making godly choices in a broken world.
JoeyTweets Exclusive Author Interview
Inside the Literary Mind of…
Cendrine Marrouat, author of Walks: A Collection of Haiku (Cendrine Media)
Joey Pinkney: How does practicing the haiku poetry form shape your thought processes and the way you move through your literary world?
Cendrine Marrouat: There are only two poetry forms that I write now: the Haiku and the Sixku, my invention. The Haiku has been part of my life for years. Not only has it forced me to be very concise, but it has also taught me to be a more impactful artist. I see haiku everywhere I go.Continue reading
Joey Pinkney Exclusive Author Interview
Inside the Literary Mind of…
D. Krauss, author of the Frank Vaughn Killed by His Mom trilogy
Dusty Skull Publishing
Joey Pinkney: The world in which Frank Vaughn dies by the hands of his mother is jagged and dangerous. What pieces of fantasy and reality did you pull from to give us the world explored in Frank Vaughn Killed by his Mom and its sequel Southern Gothic?
D. Krauss: From 1958 – 1968, America was kid Disneyland…the somewhat disturbing Pinocchio/Snow White/Snow Queen Disneyland, but you pays your money, you takes your chances. The freedom we had…marvelous. We hit the back door a little after sunrise and only crossed it again after the third shout of “Supper’s ready! Get your butt home!” Then right back out the door, if it was summer, or homework and then television until bedtime, if it wasn’t.Continue reading