Cat Lyon’s Reading Den-“Hot Book Picks”~”Bringing Authors & Readers Together!”

“Welcome Readers, Authors, & New Visitor Friends to Holidays At Cat Lyon’s Reading & Writing Den ~ HAPPY Holiday Reading!


I hope you have come to find a fabulous new book to read while you are here, and I’d like you to meet some amazing authors while you’re visiting as well. These are my friends and fellow authors I know you will enjoy learning more about them and getting up close and personal with these fine authors. Some are traditionally published, some are indie or self-published authors, but either way, you are going to love reading their Books!


NEW for AUTHORS: You can now add your New Book right here on my ‘Hot Book Picks’ List for 30 Days for only $10.00…

Just make your payment through my “Secure PayPal Donate Button” on my book blog sidebar, shoot me an Email here: to inform me of adding your book and I Will Do The Rest! I will place it on this page below and add your front book cover to my Photo Gallery too. You will get great exposure to all my hundreds of reader visitors!



**HAPPY HOLIDAYS & Merry Christmas**




Grab a cup of coffee, iced tea or favorite beverage and relax outside or snuggle up to a cozy fire while you explore my many  ~ “Fine Author Friends & Their Books.” ~

Each month I will be sharing my choices for “My Holiday Hot Book Picks” You Have To Read as I Enjoy Bringing Readers and Authors Together!








My New Compilation E-Book ~ Now Released In Paperback For Holiday Gift Giving!  By ME and Author, Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., Titled;  “TEN The Hard Way” True Stories



Ten the Hard Way; : True Stories of Addiction and Recovery (Ten the Hard Way; True Stories of Addiction and Recovery Book 1)

“Ten the Hard Way; True Stories of Addiction and Recovery” by  Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., Catherine Townsend-Lyon and contributing guest authors is a collection of stories of how ten individuals dealt with addiction and recovery in their own lives. This fascinating book that is written in each of the participant’s own words is riveting!

Readers will join them on journeys that include pain, fear, hopelessness, death, hope, faith, friendship, spirituality, truth, failures, and successes. Some of the individual’s names have been changed to protect their privacy, others have gone on to become professionals in the addiction recovery industry, Best-Selling Authors, Radio Personalities, Business people and more.

For the ones that didn’t make it, we lift them up and tell their stories in the hopes to help someone else Some of the stories deal with process addictions while other deal with substance abuse. A big thank you to those who had the courage to step forward and tell their stories so that others may be healed. 






New Release and a New Friend Author, Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psy.D Titled: Your Best Age Is Now: Embrace an Ageless Mindset, Reenergize Your Dreams, and Live a Soul-Satisfying Life.”  An award-winning reporter and guest psychology reporter on major media.



About Her New Book:

Although we’ve been conditioned to think “middle aged” is practically a four-letter word, the realities of women in midlife today are far different than what our mothers experienced. Women in their 40s, 50s, and even 60s are living younger, vibrant lives. But influenced by our youth-obsessed culture, we fear that when we hit midlife, we stop being relevant and no longer have options—that it’s simply too late for us.

Contradicting long-ingrained beliefs, Robi Ludwig draws on myth-busting data from scientific research and on her experience as a therapist to show midlife is not the beginning of our decline—it is actually a time to pursue our dreams. In Your Best Age Is Now, she offers specific advice on how to change our perception of this next life phase and make the best of it by:

·      Letting go of stress to create a more balanced life;

·      Identifying false thinking that is holding us back;

·      Taking charge of our love life and relationships;

·      Staying relevant in the workplace or starting new, exciting careers;

·      Becoming more spiritual and leading a life of gratitude; and more.

Your Best Age Is Now provides the guidance you need to reject the status quo, become more “you” than ever before, and find the kind of happiness you never thought possible.

Now Available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle Store 








New Release! By Dr. Mette Mouritsen an Amazing Denmark Author & book titled; “Mindful Medicine: An Inspirational Book on Awakening and Conscious Health

About The New Book:

In Mindful Medicine, author, physician, and psychotherapist Mette Mouritsen shares her own story of spiritual awakening in order to provide a holistic understanding of the body together with a practical approach. It is primarily based on her own experiences and stories, and it represents a paradigm shift in thinking about the human as a coherent energetic body in a coherent energetic system; it shows instead how symptoms are messages to be understood and not necessarily enemies that must be removed, and it is Mouritsen’s hope that we can transform difficult and common human emotions when we are sick into life-affirming messages that promote our health and well-being.

— Ameyo Katharina Barfred-Dixon, Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor in Denmark, Sweden, and England.

“Raw honesty and empathy are consistently on display in the case stories … a very professionally presented, mindful approach to healing that will give guidance and hope to readers.  What a gift!”



Now RELEASED! ~ Book 5 of “The Jake Sheperd Novel Series! “DON’T GET CAUGHT”  By Jake Needham ~ Crime/Thriller Author…


“JACK SHEPHERD IS the kind of lawyer people call a troubleshooter. At least that’s what they call him when they’re being polite. Shepherd is the guy people go to when they have a problem too ugly to tell anyone else about. He locates the trouble, and then he shoots it. Neat, huh? If life were only that simple”…



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JAKE NEEDHAM is an American screen and television writer who began writing crime novels when he realized he really didn’t like movies and television very much.

He is a lawyer by education and has held a number of significant positions in both the public and private sectors where he took part in a lengthy list of international operations he has absolutely no intention of telling you about. He became a screenwriter following a series of accidents and coincidences too ridiculous to be believed.

Mr. Needham has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Thailand for nearly thirty years. He, his wife, and their two sons now divide their time between homes in Thailand and the United States.




NEW HOT Mystery Series RELEASE – By Author, Kim Carter Now on Amazon!


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Ebook now .84 Cents and Paperback half off of  “Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion”



Holiday Book Sale - Author, Diane Olsen E-book & Paperback on Sale Now Half Off Sale @ Amazon Online! Ancient Ways_ The Roots of Religion


In order to enjoy this book, you may have to suspend current beliefs, since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. Hopefully, you will find precious gems to take with you.

What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples were not smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator!

Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts, rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Today monotheism is represented by at least nine living faiths, yet praying to God alone is not enough, for many. Instead, we pray to Prophets, angels, saints, ancestors, deities, and the universe.

This creates a chain of “Paths” and “Ways” which become stained by human desires for control and material benefits. And as darkness and materialism overtake one Faith, another is born, through the intervention of the Holy Spirit, clothed in a different form, with a new name, and very familiar teachings.

Monotheism can be visualized as a chain linking prehistory and history, entwined with human additions, wisps, and twists that produce an undulating, ultimate Yin and Yang. This constant interaction of complementary, as well as conflicting, forces and energies, exhibits both organic unity and dynamism-even war. Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs should enjoy Ancient Ways. Now only .99 CENTS in The Amazon Kindle Store:  Ancient Ways




My First “Hot E-Book New Release Pick” is by my dear friend and fabulous Romance Author, Rusty Blackwood titled;  “Derwood Returns”





“The audacious and eccentric, retired London City Hall senior official, Derwood J. Tugbottom, who was first introduced to readers in 2012’s unforgettable adult comedy short, The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom, is back in this hilarious follow-up, entitled, Derwood Returns.”

The bubbling and pretentious Englishman, known for his staunch outlook and demanding ways, decides to return to the picturesque village of Vinehaven on the Lake, where he takes up residence in the Swinging Sunset Villa Retirement Center, located directly across the road from the infamous Anchors Away, of which he hastily departed two years earlier. Now he is back, with a hard learned lesson beneath his belt, and hopes of finding the life that escaped him on his initial try.

Canadian Indie author Rusty Blackwood has written an array of titles, and genres this being her tenth publication. Miss Blackwood resides in the city of St. Catharines, located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario.

Miss Blackwood’s work is available on all Amazons worldwide. Visit her official website at:
Author, Rusty Blackwood






One of This Months Hot New Release E-Book By The Author Who Brought You “Arizona Dream!” Author, Adnan Alisic and his new Trilogy;





About The New Book:

After surviving the horrific massacre, 15-year-old Meho commits ruthless murders, derailing a top-secret FBI investigation which tried to prevent the sophisticated assassination of the President of the United States.

“UNFORGIVING is a story about love, vengeance, and broken promises, and those of you who read ARIZONA DREAM would recognize the main character right away.

I always wondered what would happen if he managed to escape. What kind of life would he be living? Would he be able to forget the horror and move forward with his life? UNFORGIVING answers all of those questions.”



About The Author:

Tell us a little bit more about you?

I never wrote before I got to prison. That’s when I started. First I wrote letters… letters that were never sent, then I wrote my story. And then one day, I got inspiration for UNFORGIVING trilogy.” Visit his website: Author, Adnan Alisic

As a young boy,
and he saw and lost his father after witnessing terrible war atrocities in Bosnia.  Ališić Adnan escaped from Bosnia and came to Phoenix, Arizona, where he became a successful businessman. He lived the real “American Dream,” but entangled in a gambling addiction, he was forced to execute a sensational heist. It made headlines throughout mainstream media! (Click on blue link above for news story.)

Now, is still taking accountability for his wrongs and wrote his first book about it all in; Arizona Dream and read an excerpt here: The Real Live Oceans 11  Since my friend Adnan is still in Prison. He was moved to a facility now in Mississippi. Too far for his mother and sister, nor I can visit him. He looks forward to Emails from readers:

An Amazing Interview By Books Chatter

Adnan Alisic’s First Book is also a must read!! ~ Arizona Dream  is a true crime story of a real-life “Ocean’s Eleven.” Forced by gambling, the author executed this sensational casino heist, and the media portrayed the crime just like the Hollywood movie Ocean’s Eleven!!





New Release now available on Amazon Kindle by Author, Trudy Robicheaux titled; Two Hot Mamas: There’s Something In The Water



Two Hot Mamas: There's Something In The Water by [Robicheaux, Trudy]


About The Book:

Betty and Elvy Deaville are back. After all the excitement from opening the Cajun Delight restaurant in Port Bluff and being framed for murder, a new storm arises when people begin to ill from drinking the water. Matters on got worse when a mysterious body washes up on the banks.

A relative to the dead pleads for Bette & Elvy’s help in solving the murder. Will they be able to uncover the mystery before more bodies are discovered?

Visit Trudy’s Amazon Author Page to learn more about her and all her books!




TWO NEW Releases By UK Author, Emily Hayworth ~  Verbal Abuse: Diary of an Abusive Relationship Amazon USA  ~ Amazon UK.Co  Verbal Abuse: Diary of an Abusive Relationship UK






About The Book:

Are you are in an abusive relationship and want complete validation of your feelings? If you seek to understand why you are constantly traumatized and in emotional turmoil, then this book is for you.

In this gripping, shocking and inspirational book, author Emily Hayworth kept a personal diary during her ten-year abusive marriage. The author has listed in detail her experiences and emotions ranging from happiness, confusion, fear and almost madness as she journeys through the roller coaster that is verbal abuse.

During the last chapter, Emily lists the different types of abuse that can occur in a relationship and gives specific examples from her diary, helping you to clearly identify what may be happening in your life. There is also a section on how you can protect yourself from abuse and create a healthier, happier life.


Also by Emily Hayworth, Catherine Lyon, and Contributors ~ Real Stories of Recovery… “The Little Book of Sobriety”


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About The Book:

“This book proves that anyone can change their lives and break free from the bondage of addiction.” 

With advice, inspirational stories and beautifully created picture affirmations, this little book of sobriety will support and inspire you through the emotional challenges you may face as you strive to overcome any type of addiction.

Recent five-star review from In Recovery Magazine Columnist, Catherine Lyon:-

“INSPIRATION and Powerful Recovery Shares!

Author, Emily Hayworth has done justice to the recovery world with her new “Little Book of Sobriety” for those in recovery or looking to recovery from any “Poison” called ADDICTIONS…

Each contributing writer shares their most inner feelings, their good in recovery, the bad and ugly of what addiction looks like within it, and triumph into their recovery journey. This book will uplift you and proves no matter how far down ‘the rabbit hole’ one is within addiction, given the proper skills, tools, and guidance to start the work and ‘inner work’ it takes to reclaim one’s life back from their DEMONS.

This little book also proves anyone given the opportunity, can change their life, BE of recovery service to others, and to break free the bondage of any addiction. Being in recovery 10+years myself from gambling addiction and alcohol abuse, I AM one of GOD’s Living ‘MIRACLES’ in recovery!

I highly recommend this book to all looking for a little uplift in their recovery journey and never be afraid to share your voice in recovery!”


About the Author:

With nearly ten years’ experience of personally experiencing abuse, intense study and contribution to various forums, Emily Hayworth has a deep understanding of domestic violence. She made the brave decision to write this book to help others understand abuse from a personal point of view.




New Book Release by Author, Carolyn Dennis-Willingham titled;  The Last Bordello: A Novel on Amazon . . ..



The Last Bordello: A Novel by [Dennis-Willingham, Carolyn]


About The Novel:

Madame Fannie Porter runs the best bordello in Texas. Just ask the outlaws she harbored and entertained for the weekend—Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch. But when the gang rides off, Sadie, her best-soiled dove, is left unhinged. While the Pinkerton Detective Agency remains in hot pursuit of the outlaws, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union plans a town rally against alcohol and prostitution. Neither is good news for Miss Fannie. First, she will never give up a client. Second, while pondering the upcoming temperance powwow, she relies on her business savvy. She forbids her girls from attending the meeting and hires a pianist, the talented, yet virtuous, Meta, to keep the customers coming.





Plan on Visiting or want to learn more about China? Read this first! ~ By Author, Andy Smart on Amazon here titled; Just Turn Left at the Mountain: Multi Entry Trials and Tribulations Meandering Across Chinese Borders




About Andy’s Book:

“The first unedited version with adult language sprinkled with musings and humor.”

When Andy’s redundancy money clears in the bank, and with middle age fast approaching, the only realistic course of action is to wave goodbye to the UK and start again. A one-way ticket to China, please! This is one man’s light-hearted three-year account of his numerous attempts and failures of settling down and creating a new life in a different culture. Wanted: A traditional house with sliding screens and curved roofing in quiet Eastern suburbia. Single guy avoiding mid-life crisis seeks gorgeous thirty-something Chinese girl to live with forever in perfect bliss and harmony.

Instead, with the influence of tourism and modernization, any romantic preconceptions of how things should be like in the East quickly go out of the window. With zero Chinese speaking ability and minimal planning, Andy’s story starts with a disastrous online romance played out in South China and his great escape. From the first Chinese haircut to encountering the most fearsome waitress in China, to Chengdu and its famous napalm-like hot pot, the journey winds its way from Tibet into Yunnan via one of the most dangerous bus journeys in the world.

Across borders, he foolishly goes ghost hunting in Cambodia and to the DMZ’s ‘no man’s land’ in South Korea. We also take a visit to the eagle hunters of Western Mongolia and the Russian border where Andy manages a Mongolian holiday camp. These are just some of the many dynamite stories, anecdotes, and descriptions written in Andy’s streetwise style that will make you choke on your breakfast…




Release for all you BAJA LOCO Racer Fans! A new book by Best Selling Author, Rico Austin now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle!



About The New Book:

“The journey is the destination.” – Dan Eldon

“In order to write about life, first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway

“A Rough Day can be fixed with One Thing – TEQUILA!” – Rico Austin

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti

“You’ll see the true reflection of me when the tequila bottle is empty.” – Rico Austin


About My Buddy-Amigo Rico:

Rico Austin – Mi Vida Loca (Biography)

Born and raised in Southwestern Idaho, Rico is the oldest of five boys, growing up in an area that was ripe for several adventures for him, his four younger brothers and numerous cousins.

Rico grew up near farmland that produced potatoes, hay, hops, grain, and corn. There were several fruit orchards and vineyards in the Snake River Valley as well, due to the extraordinary fertile soil. A couple of years out of high school he moved to Boise and enrolled at Boise State University as a student and walk-on football player. However, he could not escape the allure of traveling the world and began writing and storing his experiences in hopes of someday becoming a novelist. He began by reading every chance he had. From contemporary novels to classical literature, Rico’s love of storytelling was uncontrollable. Come Visit his Amazon Author Bio . . .

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Book Release by Author, Michael G Edwards – ”  Una Muerte en Cozumel: A Michael J Rock Adventure #10 (The Adventures of Michael J Rock, Private Investigator)” on Amazon.


Una Muerte en Cozumel: A Michael J Rock Adventure #10 (The Adventures of Michael J Rock, Private Investigator) by [Edwards, Michael]

About The Book:

What began as a week of Spring Break fun for four college friends in the paradise-like setting of Cozumel Island in Mexico, ended in the mysterious disappearance of one of them and another being charged with her murder, even though a body was never found. Michael J. Rock is hired by a wealthy businessman to prove that his son did not commit this terrible crime. After meeting the young man, Michael is not so sure of his innocence. Still, he sets off on an adventure that is fraught with double-crosses, greed and dangerous men and women who could very well bring about the destruction of Michael J. Rock, Private Investigator; as he attempts to prove one way or the other, whether the woman was actually killed and who really was responsible.


Now available in Amazon Kindle Store!





 New Book Release for “The Path of the Child” – By Author, Sojourner McConnell on Amazon.



About Her Book:

Seventeen-year-old Melanie Easton grew up in a lonely loveless home and accepted that she was facing an empty life. Unable to reach out to other children that she attended elementary and High School with, her quiet existence seemed to be her lot in life. One morning fate dropped a new friend into her life. As unexpected as it was that she made this friend, she noticed that changes started taking place in her life. After making a new friend, she finds that changes are occurring in her life. Will they be wonderful changes?

Now Available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle!


Author, H.l. Defaz and The Book:  “PREDOMINANCE” on Amazon Kindle!




About The Book:

When a tragic accident leaves Victor Bellator with a debilitating condition, he undergoes an experimental procedure that promises a chance at a normal life. Alas, there are side effects. The world of the paranormal is breached, and the forces of good and evil will now fight for the ultimate control of Victor’s mind. A love triangle is born amidst this supernatural battle, complicating Victor’s decisions even further.


A Drama, Paranormal-Romance, Adventure. Tearjerker Now on Amazon!



PREDOMINANCE by [Defaz, H. I.]





New Novel Release by Author, J. A. Owenby ~ ” The Truth She Knew ” Book 1 & 2 Now Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo  . . . And Book Three is now Released June 2017 and a FREE EBOOK TOO! “My Hurricane”



My Hurricane (The Truth Series Book 0) by [Owenby, J.A.]

“If you enjoyed Jen Owenby’s Novel Series? Then “Hurricane” is learning Walker’s backstory before meeting Lacy and will “knock your socks OFF!”

“When everything started crumbling down, there was not one damn thing I could do to make it stop. Life started spiraling out of control, one letdown and setback after the next. And now, suddenly, I’m trapped in a hurricane of hell that I can’t escape.

I’m Walker Farren,
And this is only the beginning.”




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About The Novel Series ~ The Truth…. All 3 E-book Series Only $5.98

Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.” 

For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love. But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life–and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family–is abruptly hanging in midair.

Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.

The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.

*** Ages 17+ Contains language, sex, and violence ***
*** This is book 1 in a series ***





NEW RELEASE ~ BOOK Three of Author, John W. Howell is Now Available! Book Three titled; ” OUR JUSTICE ” and Reviews are coming in .  .  .




About: The John Cannon Thriller Trilogy Series…


Book one starts with John J. Cannon a successful San Francisco lawyer takes a leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly-purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

Book two – America loves John Cannon, its newest hero, and the President wants to present him with the highest civilian medal for bravery for saving the Annapolis midshipman from a terrorist plot to destroy them. While in Washington for the award ceremony, John unwillingly becomes an accomplice in another plan by the same group to attack the credibility of the US President and the stability of the worldwide oil market. There is no way out as John either becomes a traitor to America or causes thousands of innocent people to die if he refuses.

The second John J Cannon Thriller moves from a barrier Island off the coast of Texas to Washington DC, then to Northern California, and finally to Ecuador. John is on the receiving end of an offer he cannot refuse. His avowed enemy Matt Jacobs now wants John to help him shake the reputation of the US in the world political arena. If John refuses, Matt plans to murder innocent Americans including John’s latest relationship. John’s only way out is to pretend to go along with the plan and hope for a miracle.

Book three – The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs has figured out a plan to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon’s stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan.

The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?

Visit The Authors Website for more info:  Author John W. Howell | Fiction Favorites





“Welcome, Brazilian Author, A. Gavazonni and her New Novel titled; ” BEHIND The Door ” a Sensual Romance Thriller Suspense” HAS WON Many Book Awards! 




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About The Novel Series: “Behind The door” and “Lara’s Journal” Now Available in Amazon Kindle Books!

A. Gavazzoni is an Award-Winning Brazilian author, who She just won another “The Golden Book Award 2017- Readers Choice” for her first novel “Behind The Door” and also an honorable mention at Paris Book Festival 2017!

“When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hire’s Simone, a psychiatrist, and author, Professor of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental.”

To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book.

Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and erotica.

Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here!  “A sexy steamy mystery and suspense erotica story”


BOOK TWO is now released on Amazon with Book One now an Award Winner! Book Two with already 30 Amazon books reviews for,  LARA’S Journal


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Learn more by visiting Adriana on her official author website!



New Release By Author, John W. Harper: ” Among The Dead: My Years in The Port Mortuary.


By Author, John W. Harper


About His Book:

“The author served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force and was Honorably Retired in 2006. His final assignment was at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware where he served with the Dental Evidence Response Team at the Dover Port Mortuary. This book details those years following September 11th which involved forensic dental identifications on those killed in the Pentagon Disaster, and then the thousands of fallen heroes returning from the battlefields of Iraq.”

The author provides an inside look at how exposure to human remains affected the team and their individual battles with post-traumatic stress disorder. It is noteworthy that the teams’ efforts were always directed by dignity, honor, and respect for the fallen heroes. This work is meant as documentation, as well as some closure for those team members who continue to suffer the symptoms of PTSD. The author holds a Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Today he lives with his wife and cat, just south of Orlando, Florida.  The e-book is only $3.99!




“We Welcome Author, Christy Birmingham To Cat Lyon’s Reading Den and Her New Release: “VERSIONS of The Self” a powerful read!




About The Book:

Imagine a shift to the way you see the world that arises through poetic narration. Imagine the world, at its base level, is a collection of selves. These selves collide, disperse, intermingle, and share themselves in lines of free verse. Such is the premise of Versions of the Self, poetry that assumes multiple types of selves exist and relate in ways that alter them. Each of the eight chapters looks at a different type of self, including the singular “I” and romantic interactions. These unique 80 poems definitely color themselves outside of the lines.


on July 3, 2016

“Christy Birmingham is a prolific writer who shares versions of herself freely and unselfishly. Versions of, “The Self “is an inspirational book of poetry that for this reader was a reminder to care for, love and nurture our true self.”
A highly recommended collection of Inspiration in Words!!




CAT Welcomes UK Author, Kevin Cooper and three of his Newest Books! And he too promotes books with readers and reviews on his website: KC Books and Music  …




About Kev’s New Book:

Caboodle is filled with relaxing episodes of life, family, love & romance, faith, and even the odd, inadvertent run-ins with some quite unsavory characters.

The wonderful collection of short stories, poetry, and songs has been grouped together to bring a variety of tales that are mostly based on true events, people can easily relate to.
The whole kit is designed to ignite a mixture of emotions to bring smiles, laughter, and moisture to the eyes. There is something for everyone in Caboodle!


More Fabulous Books by Kevin Cooper!



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CAT welcomes Author, Diana Jane Heath. Her New Book Release of Powerful Fictional Short Stories titled;  ” TALES For The Sisterhood: Short Stories ”


                                           (I just finished reading this one! Really Good )

About The Book:

In this debut print collection, Australian author Diana Jane Heath introduces readers to vivid and fully imagined characters who capture hearts and minds as they delight and challenge.

Each of the short stories in Tales for the Sisterhood features female protagonists encountering the human struggles of unrequited love, searching for one’s true identity, and abandonment, as well as the pain of bullying and even the horror of human trafficking.

Drawn from Diana Jane Heath’s vivid imagination—apart from “Just in the Nick of Time,” which is based partly on actual events—the varied narratives in this collection are united by their collective ability to inspire and empower women facing the myriad challenges of modern life.

Peppered with surprise plot twists, unexpected endings, and important truths about the reality of social injustice in the world, Tales for the Sisterhood is not for the faint of heart. Graphic scenes and mature themes help illuminate difficult issues and raise awareness about some of the challenges and dangers faced by women around the world.

Even so, this book should not be missed. It’s a dazzling collection of stories about women, for women, and written by a woman of great skill and understanding.



CAT welcomes writer of Historical Action and Adventure
Author, Ronald E. Yates, and his Trilogy of “Finding Billy Battles,”
Book 1 & Book 2 now released of  ” The Billy Battles Trilogy  


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( Books one and two now released ~ click book to Amazon )


About Book One ~ Finding Billy Battles:

Who is Billy Battles and why are so many people trying to find him? As our story begins we notice nothing especially unique about Billy–just another boy growing up in 19th Century Kansas brimming with the prevailing dreams and ambitions of the era.

Then, at 19 Billy’s life careens into one calamity after another. While defending himself and some companions, he accidentally shoots and kills the malevolent matriarch of a clan of Kansas cutthroats and thieves. That fateful encounter sets Billy Battles on a precarious and sometimes violent course that eventually carries him far from his Kansas roots to the colonial Far East, Latin America, and eventually to the capitals of Europe.

Luckily for us, Billy Battles is an obsessive diarist. For the bulk of his 100-year life between 1860 and 1960 he religiously and meticulously records in 13 confidential journals his adventures and misadventures; loves found and loves lost; his brief moments of joy and his longer moments of tragedy.

The journals meticulously describe Billy’s interaction with a wide assortment of men and women – some legendary, a few iniquitous, and many lost to history. They also recount his participation in such cataclysmic events as the Spanish-American War, turmoil in French Indochina, and violent revolutions in Mexico and South America.

Of course, those richly detailed experiences would have been lost forever to the past had Billy’s great-grandson not inherited those secret journals as well as two trunks filled with the detritus of his great-grandfather’s life. And what a life it was. It would have been easy for Billy to excuse his transgressions as the result of fate or just plain bad luck. But to paraphrase Benjamin Disraeli: “while circumstances were beyond his control, his conduct was within his own power.

About Book Two New Release ~ The Continued Journey of Billy Battles:


“Billy Battles is definitely not in Kansas anymore.”

As Book 2 of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy opens, Billy is far from his Kansas roots and his improbable journeys are just starting.

The year is 1894 and Billy is aboard the S S China sailing to the inscrutable Far East. Trouble is not far behind. He has met a mysterious and possibly dangerous German Baroness. He has locked horns with malevolent agents of the German government and battled ferocious Chinese and Malay pirates in the South China Sea.

Later, he is embroiled in the bloody anti-French insurgency in Indochina–which quite possibly makes him the first American combatant in a country that eventually will become Vietnam. Then, in the Philippines, he is thrust into the Spanish-American War and the brutal anti-American insurgency that follows. But Billy’s troubles are only beginning.

As the 19th-century ends and the 20th century begins, he finds himself entangled with political opportunists, spies, revolutionaries, and an assortment of vindictive and dubious characters of both sexes. How will Billy handle those people and the challenges they present? The answers are just ahead.



“Awesome Book Release By Author, Whitney MacKendree Moore titled; Whit’s End: The Biography of a Breakdown.” Available on Amazon in Paperback  &  E-Book!





About This New

Whit’s End is the biography of a breakdown. It will bring hope to any Christian who is wringing their hands over a loved one’s addiction. In author Whitney Moore’s family, the problem was related to alcohol, but addiction is addiction, is an addiction. This story proves that nothing is too hard for God that when we can’t, God can.

The victory that is unfolded in these pages starts with the shock of realizing there is even such as thing as “functional alcoholism.” When the problem is finally revealed, Moore finds help in a twelve-step recovery, where people learn to discern (and do!) God’s will. In meetings, people share the miracles that, for them, have started to unfold:

A visit to her website is a must!  Recovery In The Bible – Question Corner





Another New Revised Release by Author, Rusty Blackwood ~ ” Willow’s Walk “NOW Available Again on Amazon and Her New Book a Delightful Comedy Above!




About The Book:

The Path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with, are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland-Crosby walks a far different path, and with her own agenda. Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never-ending quest for happiness and love – will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?
This 5-star awarded romantic fiction drama is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.




***Kim Carter Mysteries has New Editions and Book Covers to ALL her released mysteries! And her New Novel Series books 1 & 2 of “A Clara & Iris Mystery” are now out!***


“SWEET DREAMS, Baby Belle” Has Relaunched! A Fabulous Thrilling Mystery Read ~ Now Available on Amazon Kindle, by Authoress of Mysteries, Kim Carter. Her new “Clara and Iris Novel Series.”


_Kim Carter Mysteries_ Kim Carter an Award-Winning Mystery Writer is back! Her Novel Series _Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle_ Relaunch & New Release coming soon titled; _Murder Among The Tombst


ABOUT THE Release ~ “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” Book One

Lizzie, a small-town waitress thought she’d finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and the quick courtship ended with the four-karat diamond engagement ring of her dreams. Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. Lizzie finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or a car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie.

When Lizzie discovers that her husband’s drug development company is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes that her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill. With her parents deceased, her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband Leland quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for.

The confines of her hideaway soon get to Lizzie so she begins sneaking out in the middle of the night to walk in the historic cemetery next door. One night a damaged, carved lamb on top of the tombstone of a small child catches her eye, and the story of the child immediately captures her heart.

Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seeks justice. As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and kill her.

But, will the Mystery of Baby Belle’s death End Lizzie’s Life First?






Nominated For A 2017 Readers Choice Book Award”

A Clara and Iris Mystery When Atlanta homicide detectives are called in to investigate the murder of a nineteen-year-old girl found dumped in historic Oakland Cemetery, they immediately begin working the case. But with no leads to follow, and their case log growing larger by the day, the murder quickly grows cold. Desperate to keep the investigation of her deceased sister going, Ginger Baines hires two novice sleuths to solve the case. Widowed, well into their seventies, and new to the world of private investigating, Clara Samples and Iris Hadley aren’t your average private eyes.

When a second body is found in a neighboring cemetery, the plot thickens. With two bodies wrapped, almost lovingly, in a soft blanket before being discarded in a cemetery, could a serial killer be on the loose? Joined by their young apprentice Quita, Clara and Iris are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before they can strike again. But, will their bodies be the next ones discovered among the tombstones?



***I Now Have Recovery Authors and Their Fantastic Books ~ More listed over on my blog***  ~ Recovery Starts Here!


Author, Kevin T Coughlin ~ “If You Want We Have: A Journey Through The 12-Steps” And his new e-book has released titled: “ADDICTIONS: What Parents Need To Know To Survive The Drug Epidemic” … (He has published over 30 Books!)



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About Kevin’s Books:

“When I was seven years old, I accompanied my mother to many twelve-step meetings and witnessed the miracle as it changed her life and mine.”

A few decades later the twelve-steps saved my life, my brother’s life, his wife’s life, my uncle’s life, and countless friend’s lives. After witnessing the power of the twelve-step process my family, friends, and I opened a twelve-step recovery program and retreat in The Poconos of Pennsylvania for adult men and women who suffer from addiction. Over the past two decades the thousands of miracles that I have witnessed, and lives saved are due to the twelve-step process. New Beginning Ministry in Beach Lake, PA. has been our labor of love, born out of addiction. Helping people who suffer from addiction to get their lives back has become my life’s work; I’ve been blessed to be able to work with thousands of individuals and their families over the past few decades.

There is so much wrong information about addiction recovery, and false information about the 12-steps and the different fellowships and programs; the truth is that these programs work and that they save lives! I felt it was my obligation to share what I have learned over the past 47 years about addiction recovery and the twelve-step process. I originally got clean and sober at a twelve-step retreat that was started by one of the Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W., it was at this retreat that I started to realize that I had a calling on my life to help other sick and suffering alcoholics and substance abusers.

After two decades of teaching on addiction recovery and the twelve-step process, and developing my skills as a professional writer, it only made sense to combine the two and share this life-saving information with a larger audience. My mom passed on five years ago with over forty years of sobriety, and today I celebrate nineteen years!

“My dream is to share my knowledge with as many individuals as I can during my lifetime, building an army of twelve-step professionals who can help save lives.” It doesn’t matter if you are reading this book for yourself, a family member, or a dear friend; the information contained within the pages here can be life changing. I know that these steps changed and saved my life! If you want what we have; a journey through the twelve steps of recovery workbook and manual has been used successfully by numerous individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members.

“It works if you work it, so work it, you’re worth it!” Anonymous
They say in the rooms of recovery if you want what we have, and are willing to go to any length to get it, you will recover. All you have to do is want it, and do the footwork. This amazing workbook/ manual will aid you on your journey. Come visit my personal website:  Welcome to Kev Rev’s Recovery World I hope you will . . .





A Fantastic Psychological Thriller Mystery titled; “SPLIT SECOND” By  Author, Ellie Pulikonda. And New Novel “Finding Faith” Now Released!



“When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second.”


Richard Reynolds, a successful attorney, and wannabe politician has spent years cultivating the perfect image which includes his trophy wife, Deborah, and talented teenage daughter, Liz.

But Liz threatens to ruin it all after severe depression forced her out of college and back home. After she attempts suicide, Richard rushes her off to a private hospital in hopes that the drama will soon blow over.

Run by Nick Jensen, the hospital seems to be exactly what Liz needs. But soon Nick uncovers some disquieting facts, like the fact that Liz’s depression arose at the exact same time that a classmate was presumed murdered. Liz’s uncanny knowledge of the crime’s details only deepens Nick’s unease. As Liz attempts to heal, her parents’ marriage begins to crack in light of mutually held secrets coming to the surface. What is the Reynolds family hiding?


About The Author:

Ellie Pulikonda is a retired librarian who lives in southeast Oregon. She stays active by writing and volunteering, as well as reading and socializing. Her constant companion, a Shih Tzu named Cookie, sees to it that she exercises daily, weather notwithstanding. She is the author of two novels, Split Second and Finding Faith, both of which explore the value and effect of our relationships.

She is hard at work on her third novel.
Ellie and I are fast becoming good friends. She is a wonderful writer and I am loving her first debut book so far. She has over 25 Amazon 5-Star Reviews! Now that tells us a lot about a good book!




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Just pay through my “Secure PayPal Button” and then EMAIL ME at  with your Front Book Cover and I will do the REST! I have a Large Visitor and Reader count each month for Great Book Exposure to all my Readers for your Books! XO




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