Cat Lyon’s Reading Den ~”Hot Book Picks” Cat Brings Authors & Readers Together…


“Happy Autumn Reading and Welcome Readers, Authors, & New Visitor Friends! Cat Thanks You for Visiting!”


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!

These are my clients who become friends and my fellow authors I know you will enjoy learning more about by getting up close and personal with these fine authors and their BOOKS! Some are traditionally published, some are indie or self-published authors, but either way, you are going to love reading all their Books …


One of my #1 Places to Send Readers to Find Free or Discounted E-Books and a Great Place for Author Book Ads? The Fine Folks at “JUST KINDLE BOOKS!”

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Happy Fall Reading And ~ ENJOY YOUR STAY!


Grab yourself a cup of coffee, iced tea or favorite beverage and relax outside on the patio or by a warm crackling fire while you explore our many “Fine Author Friends & Their Books.” ~

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




New Author & Book by Maureen Scanlon

New Book Release By Maureen Scanlon and Founder of Life Coach Maureen Now Available on Amazon, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes and Noble!


New Romantic Suspense and Cat’s Featured Book Release This Month! By Popular Canadian Author, Rusty Blackwood and “The Perils of Autumn”… A Contemporary Read You Won’t Soon Forget. Just Chosen a Finalist in Romance/Drama by The International Book Awards!




From the author of the riveting romantic fiction drama, Passions in Paris: Revelations of a Lost Diary, and the celebrated, 5-star award-winning romantic fiction drama, Willow’s Walk, comes the intense romantic drama, The Perils of Autumn.

This page-turner, set primarily in the early 1970s, centers on a young Kentucky woman, Autumn Leeves, born in 1946 to Abigail Leeves, an unwed mother who struggles to make ends meet. By 1970, Autumn graduates nursing school and is sent on assignment by the local hospital to care for the terminally-ill wife of middle-aged English equestrian master, Cyril Landon, owner of Landon Lawns Stables, a most successful thoroughbred racing stable located just outside Lexington, Kentucky in a posh community known as The Meadows.

Duff Taylor, world renown jockey who is tops in his field, lives full-time above the tack room at Landon Lawns and enjoys the many benefits it brings, but he also has a dark secret surrounding an unsolved racing incident from his past that he will go to any length to protect.

Autumn arrives at Landon Manor in time to be thrown into the fray and drama and finds herself caught in the ongoing disruption that ensues.




Romantic fiction author Rusty Blackwood, who chose her plume de nom by combining the colour of her russet hair with her husband’s great, great, Scottish grandmother’s maiden name, was born in St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada on October 5th, and grew up on her paternal grandfather’s farm in the County of Elgin, located in the south-western portion of the province of Ontario.

She acquired her love of literature while still in elementary school where she entered her original compositions into county fairs, school contests, and whatever venue allowed participants in the writing field. She has carried that love ever since and has put it to use many times since becoming a professional writer in 2001.

From the time of youth she has loved the Arts in their many unique forms, she is a graduate with honors in Interior Decorating & Design. She spent many years on the south-western Ontario stage performing with her family’s country music band: The Midnight Ramblers, followed by the country – rock – blues band: ‘MIRAGE’ as an accomplished vocalist, bassist, and rhythm guitarist. She now resides in the cultural city of St. Catharines, Ontario.

Please visit her official website for numerous reviews and information on her work. Also visit her official poetry site, ‘Inspiration in Thought’ at

Need other Books By Rusty? HOT RGHT NOW is her Hilarious Adult Comedy Series!




FALL EBOOK SALES ALERT “On Sale Now” & Special Featured Author, Joe Siccardi with his newest title and A New Release Sale; “My Name Is Sam: … and Heaven Is Still Shining Through” (Kindle Edition” &   Wisdom From a Father.”





Joe Siccardi has been an editorial writer, editor, and publisher for 52 years and publishes a blog at As he states, “I’m the ordinary Joe walking along this journey called life and sharing it with you.” He is the proud father of five children, 18 grandchildren and two and soon to be three great-granddaughters.

He currently lives in Dover-Foxcroft, ME, after-life experiences in Paterson, Totowa, Newton, and Ogdensburg, NJ; Belvidere, IL; Toledo, OH; Washington, DC; Laurel, MD; and Seneca Falls and Willard (Romulus), NY. He now enjoys sharing his ‘wisdom’ through words …


Joe Siccardi

HOT SALE E-Book .99 CENTS!  on Amazon Kindle ~ ABOUT: “Wisdom From A Father: One dad’s thoughts on life”

I’m just that ordinary Joe walking on the path of life … and sharing it with you. There are joys. There are tribulations. There are reflections. There is everyday life. In each essay, I try to convey recognition of a greater Power who colors my perspective. My comments are always filtered through the lens of my Judeo-Christian values and largely based on 40 years of marriage raising five children. “Heart-tugging and a delightful book to read!”



Joe’s New Release “My Name Is SAM” … The Novel Version & Full Story From “Heaven Shining Through.”
The morning sky is dark with rolling clouds as I sit on a boardwalk bench in Seaside Heights, NJ, just reflecting on how blessed my life has been. The waves are anxious, pounding the pristine sand in a precise, rapid rhythm. The boardwalk is empty except for a few early morning gulls and a man standing by the rail about 100 feet away. As I huddle here, I close my eyes, soaking in the sounds of the surf, the fresh, clean smell of the air, the feel of the salty air enveloping me in the gentle breeze.

Through the veil, I sense the clouds suddenly open. When I open my eyes I could see the gray sky punctuated by shades of morning pink and blue with a pure white center. You can’t see the sun but know it is just behind that one puffy, thin cloud. Rays shoot out in all directions. Immediately my thoughts dart to my early Religion class days and something my Daddy said. Sister Mary Louise was teaching us about Noah’s Ark. She emphasized God’s love for us as symbolized in a rainbow. She told us whenever we saw a rainbow, we should say a little prayer and thank God for loving us and keeping his promises. The class created individual rainbows on craft paper. I remember mine was far from perfectly arched with the colored crayons overlapping.

But I was proud of my six-year-old creation and couldn’t wait to show it to Mom and Daddy. Mom politely told me it was “beautiful.” Daddy peeked at it while driving and told me I did a good job. Then he said, “We might see a rainbow” since the clouds were dark and it was raining. We didn’t see a rainbow that day, but Daddy spotted the sun trying to peek through the clouds and pulled the old Plymouth over so we could observe. You couldn’t see the sun but knew it was just behind that one puffy, thin cloud. Rays shot out in all directions.“Wow!” I said.“Isn’t that amazing?” answered Dad.“Yes, dear,” said Mom.“Look at how it sparkles,” I added. “Do you know what that is?” asked Dad. As I was shaking my head no, he said, “That’s heaven shining through.” “You mean God is doing that?”“You betcha.”

From that moment, the sun’s rays became my symbol of hope. It didn’t replace the rainbow but supplemented it. Whenever I was challenged or feeling down, God would allow heaven to shine through to remind me of His presence. Yes, even in those days when I was trying to ignore Him, God’s light shone through. I did have a good life. An ordinary life, yes, but good.

No “ah hah!” moment, just a string of “ahs” weaving a tale of life, love, loss, some sorrow, but oh so much joy! That is my life. I recognize some drama, some humor, some heart tugs. I know because I lived it. Just a free-willed suburban Jersey girl trying to figure out this journey called life.

So, today I lean back and continue to breathe in the salt water and feel the sun on my face, constantly reminded of God’s presence in the ordinary as He allows heaven to shine through. ~ Love Sam





CAT’S “FEATURED CHILDREN’S Author and All His Books for Your “Little TOTS” at home for THE SUMMER and READING TIME …Meet Writer and AUTHOR, Uncle Dave Howard and his Amazing Array of Kids Books! (Cotton Candy The Pink Alpaca or Billy Beakhorn!)

Billy Beakhorn and the Booger ManPaperback

All are beautifully colorful, vibrant little characters, and are “teachable book” all your kids are going to enjoy!

ABOUT BILLY BEAKHORN and the Booger Man:

A delightfully icky look at what can happen when you wipe your nose on your sleeve. When the Booger Man comes to life and makes all the children in Billy Beakhorn’s town sick can Billy stand up to the Booger Man and clean up his act? Billy Beakhorn and the Booger Man is a boogers-gone-bad story of bravery, courtesy, and kindness. “Billy Beakhorn and the Booger Man is yucky and icky, but will definitely teach children good manners. Parents and grandparents can read this out loud to their kids and grandkids while putting them to sleep. The book can also be used for interactive sessions in classrooms and school libraries.

“It’s a delightfully icky story with a good concept. The bright and colorful illustrations are lively and they make the concept, characters, and the scenes come alive.”—Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite! And here is Cat’s Amazon Review too!


ABOUT Uncle Dave Howard:

‘Uncle Dave’ Howard grew up in Monongahela, Pennsylvania. As a child, he struggled to read and write and he was placed in learning disability classes. He excelled in art and had a passion for telling stories even as a child. He overcame his disabilities and graduated in 1995 from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh earning a degree in Visual Communications. His first book is Lady’s Day to Play, a story about his own dog, which is a Jack Russell-Cocker Spaniel-Poodle mix. Dave writes under the name Uncle Dave because this first book was written for his niece as a baby shower gift.

Unfortunately, the new baby died of S.I.D.S (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) at the age of two months. Because of this tragedy and the support from Dave s friends and family for his writing, he donates part of the book proceeds to S.I.D.S research. Dave is currently writing several new books and his favorite genre is rhyming text and computer illustrations for the very young reader.

You can visit his website for more info.




Our Featured “Self-Help” Read & EBook Sale at .99 CENTS! ” Find The Seeker! by Master, Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi, and Clifford Stevens, Co-Author. “One of the last Real Living Zen Masters of our Generation” shares knowledge of Living a Bliss Filled Life … 



About The Book: 

One Reader Says;A Practical Guide to Trusting the Mystery of Life

Find the Seeker! with the subtitle “The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness”, based on the tried and tested wisdom of a living Master and enlightened ones throughout the ages, accompanies us on a life-changing inner pilgrimage.

Find the Seeker! is a powerful, straight-talking wake-up call to people of all faiths and confessions, holding up a mirror to our worldly existence, suffering and the intricate workings of the ego. Immensely uplifting and rewarding, the book serves as a traveling companion and guide, enticing readers with a vision of what we really are -which can only be directly experienced – by helping us unfold our true nature and reboot our spiritual search so that we can abide in the one Self. In this way, seekers become finders, and we can enjoy the bliss and lightness of Being that is inherently ours.


Find the Seeker has garnered extensive praise from spiritual teachers:


“A unique, extraordinary and extremely valuable work.” – Ihaleakala Lew Pen
“Disarming and worth experiencing.” -John Tarrant
“Refreshing as a clear stream.” -Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum
“The book…touches your heart.” -Hue Feng

Buy the book, and connect with the authors on social media:

Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website.
Buy the Book On Amazon.
Visit the Facebook Fan Page.
Visit the Twitter page.



New Fiction Mystery #Native American Suspense Ebook .99 cents! ~ Finally, a New Release By Author, Diane Olsen titled “RISING WIND: The Thunder Beings”#EBook only .99 cents to Celebrate and Book One of this New Series!


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“Bronze Meda Winner by Illumination Book Awards, ~ Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books” and Finalist for a 2017 TCK Readers Choice Award for her first debut Book!”

Award-winning Author, Diane Olsen, prolific writer of her debut book release titled; “Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion.” Her book is thought-provoking and an informative look at the development and evolution of religion throughout time and a well-considered concept – the idea of a connective thread of monotheistic faith throughout the history from the birth of human creation. Diane is ready to release her fiction work! It will have all the amazing elements of an amazing read like Action and Adventure, Fantasy, Mystic Native Flair and much more.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Diane was an Undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then attended and received her BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years.

Diane has proudly raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls, (doggies) “Ladybug and Charlie” along with two ancient “retired” Zebra, finches, one African Black-footed Cat. She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades.

Diane enjoys writing, reading good books and cooking. A few of her favorite books are ‘The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.’

Connect with Diane on Twitter @Author_Dolsen





Another New Release by Author, Rusty Blackwood! THIS one is an Adult Contemporary Comedy Series that centers around poor Mr. Derwood Tugbottom. Readers will enjoy this series with Book 3 Now Released and Available on Amazon Kindle Titled; “DERWOOD GOES CARIBBEAN.” Just $2.99 for EBOOK!



The austere and proud Derwood Justice Tugbottom, dejected by a defunct love affair at his current residence, the swinging Sunset Villa Retirement Center, located in the picturesque village of Vine Haven On-the-Lake, convinces his best friend, down-to-earth Scotsman Robert McEwen – also wandering through life searching for the same contentment as Derwood – to join him on a new adventure. Christmas of 2014 is fast approaching, and an intrepid Derwood talks Robert into taking a single’s cruise to the Caribbean with him, which sends them on another eccentric adventure.

Will they find what they hope to aboard ship? Will happiness presents itself in one of the ports of call, or will it avoid them altogether?

Derwood Goes Caribbean is the third installment in the well-received Derwood Tugbottom comedy series beginning with, The Misadventures of Derwood Tugbottom, followed by Derwood Returns. Watch for the fourth installment, Derwood Comes Home, coming in late 2019. Canadian Indie author, Rusty Blackwood, has written an array of titles and genres, this being her twelfth publication. Miss Blackwood resides in the city of St. Catharines, located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario, Canada. Her work is available on all Amazons worldwide.




CAT Promotes Addiction/Recovery Books Too! Like My Own “Addicted To Dimes” A Memoir and in-depth and interesting read of the ‘WHY and HOW’ one may turn to Addiction …By Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon. 

The Memoir:

How does a good girl go bad? Read and you’ll learn “we can overcome.”
Based on the author’s true-life story and experiences told in her own words, without polish or prose, a haunting tale of gambling addiction, dark family secrets, living with undiagnosed PTSD, and much more. She has overcome, she has triumphed in recovery one day at a time helping others one book at a time …
Learn of this woman’s remarkable and brave story.


About The Author:

Author, Catherine Lyon has fast become well known in the addiction & recovery communities. Her book shares her raw, unedited and haunting past of gambling addiction, living with mental health challenges, a childhood trauma, and sexual abuse survivor, as she helps many in recovery and advocates about these important issues to Shatter Stigma, Raise Awareness, and Educate the public, and those who have been ‘touched’ by the same. Her mission is to spread HOPE to others looking to recover and warn that suicide is not an option or answer for someone with a gambling addiction.

Catherine has been featured on many radio shows most recently on ‘Mental Health News Radio Network’ as a guest author and advocate. Catherine has been interviewed and written into major media article releases. One by, Columbia University titled, “Gambling With America’s Health” on Sept. 2016, and recently an article in and …titled; “Addicted to Anticipation” –

She was featured in a 4 part interview series by, “My Addiction” about her story of gambling addiction and recovery. Her story was picked and featured in “Heroes In Recovery and Facing Addiction.” She is a former columnist from “In Recovery Magazine ~ The Author’s Cafe'” and now writes a column titled; ‘Quit to Win’ for one of the largest recovery resource newspapers nationally, “Keys to Recovery.” She, her husband and three cats reside in Arizona.




Cat’s Featured Romance Light Erotic Thriller Pick? It’s By My Brazillian Friend & Author, Adriana Gavazzoni and 
~“The Award-Winning Series” (Hidden Motives)!

Now with Books 1, 2, 3 Released!



The Brilliant Game by A. Gavazzoni FACEBOOK and TWITTER TEASER

About Her Newest Book 3:


“Fasten your seatbelts before you embark on this roller coaster, and prepare for the most unpredictable end.”

Psychiatrist Simone Bennet feels like a pawn on a chessboard—as if some invisible, master chess player is toying with her life and the lives of the people she loves and cares for.
A series of horrific events—several murders and Simone being tortured at the hands of a serial killer—culminate in the kidnapping of her daughter and have turned Simone’s life upside down.

Struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a sea of chaos, Simone continues to receive her psychiatric patients and do more work for the New York attorney, Carl, while local police, the FBI, and Edward—Simone’s boyfriend, best friend, and business partner—are working hard to locate her child.

Simone is analyzing another set of Lara’s journals, and she becomes dragged into a vortex of sex addiction, suffering, and Lara’s struggle for some kind of balance in her life, while Simone battles an inner fight against her mixed feelings for the enigmatic lawyer.
Filled with twists and turns, this final book in the Hidden Motives trilogy reveals a deranged, steamy, and disturbingly brilliant game of sex, murder, and mystery and chronicles a woman’s conflict between love and reason


All Three Books are Now Available on Amazon Kindle!





NEW RELEASE! ~ Book 5 of “The Jake Sheperd Novel Series! “DON’T GET CAUGHT” By Jake Needham ~ Crime/Thriller Author…Over 40 5-star book reviews!


“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”…



Product Details


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.





This Amazing Book Is Packed With Reseach and Information ~ By Author, Diane Olsen.  Ebook now .99 Cents and has Won a Bronze Medal by Christian Illumination Book Awards.



Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion by [Olsen, Diane]





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 …




“Hot E-Book Pick is Book 2 –  “Derwood Comedy Series” 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  Author, Rusty Blackwood





New Release E-Book By The Author Who Brought You “Arizona Dream!” Author, Adnan Alisic and his new Trilogy;  “UNFORGIVING” (A Trilogy)




About Ths Amazing Book:

After surviving the horrific massacre, 15-year-old Meho commits ruthless murders, derailing a top-secret FBI investigation that 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 and Storyteller:

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 had gotten entangled in gambling addiction, he was forced to execute a sensational heist. It made headlines throughout mainstream media! (Click on the blue link above for news story.)

Now, he 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!!




Now released and 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!



New Book Cat Finished by Traveler Tal Gur and It’s AMAZING titled:  The Art of Fully Living: 1 Man. 10 Years. 100 Life Goals Around the World

The Art of Fully Living: 1 Man. 10 Years. 100 Life Goals Around the WorldTal Gur


Master the art of fully living, one life goal at a time.

Do you want to experience your one life—your whole life—to its fullest measure?

In this stirring book, author, blogger and lifestyle entrepreneur, Tal Gur offers us his own transformational journey as an inspiring example and practical guide to implementing the art of fully living to its fullest potential. You’ll learn how to actualize your potential by forging all aspects of your life through the process built into your life goals.

Once you discover “the art of fully living,” there is no going back; it will feel unacceptable to settle for less than your dreams—and what’s more, you’ll dream even more wildly, aspiring to action with greater clarity of purpose, broader horizons of possibility, and holistic vision across all areas of your life.

The very structure of this book models Tal’s immersive approach to goal-driven living: each chapter of The Art of Fully Living is dedicated to a year of focus—socializing, fitness, freedom, contribution, love, adventure, wealth, relationship, spirituality, and creativity—and follows Tal’s endeavors as he works toward fulfilling 100 life goals in only 10 years.

This daunting ambition, springing from one late-night conversation among friends and a gnawing discontentment within the typical “success” story, becomes extremely relatable through Tal’s bold storytelling; what’s more, the deep lessons learned become immediately applicable for your own purposes as Tal thoughtfully extracts the actionable wisdom from his own experiences to articulate the principles and techniques of “the art of fully living.”

The Art of Fully Living takes you along the exhilarating ride of Tal’s journey while illuminating your own possible life-goal trajectory: as Tal relates how he socialized nonstop in vibrant Melbourne to master English and trained intensively to complete Ironman New Zealand and practice ancient Thai martial arts, you’ll learn how to apply immersion to achieve your own life goals; as Tal describes how he eliminated his crushing student debt in one year and attained financial and location independence!

You will learn how to simplify your life, recognize your own present wealth, and turn your passions into a living; and as Tal animates his experiences learning to surf and salsa, to drum in a troupe and compose electronic music, and to write this very book, you’ll learn how to let your intuition be your guide, reveal your authentic core, and achieve flow—among the myriad other adventures and take-aways that fill this book.

Tal not only introduces the idea that the art of fully living is another skill to master but also guides you through honing this skill with chapter lessons and actionable key takeaways.

This is especially for you if you find yourself frustrated often, feeling low, or if you’re struggling while asking yourself “What do I REALLY want?”

  • You will find your calling.
  • You will define your life goals.
  • You will discover how to leverage your strengths to achieve your dreams
  • You will know what it means to be truly free.
  • You will be fulfilled by the path you have chosen to take from this point on.

Can you imagine what the world would be like if everyone discovered and did what made them feel fully alive?

Your dreams are your dreams for a reason; they are rooted in your deepest understanding of who you want and can become. It’s up to you to follow through, to trust in your vision enough to persist until it becomes a reality, part of the world and part of who you are becoming. Your inspiration is meant to be, and you can make it so through the “art of fully living.”





 Three New Book Releases From my Dear Friend and Author,  Sojourner McConnell on Amazon!


The Path of the Child   Who's That in the Cat Pajamas? (The Dolcey Series Book 1)   When a Pachyderm Comes to Visit (The Dolcey Series Book 2)


About Her Book “Path of a Child:

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?



The Power of Forgiveness: A Collection of Short Stories



Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. Sojourner McConnell lives in Winchester, Kentucky with one of her daughters and three of her thirteen grandchildren. She has six grandchildren in Alabama and four that live in Michigan. With all those children and grandchildren, she has crafted her storytelling skills. Sojourner’s new book is a children’s chapter book, Who’s That in the Cat Pajamas which is available on Amazon now.

Her next book, Blip, is a sci-fi book with humor and intrigue and is due out by December 2017. The Path of the Child, The Power of Forgiveness, and 31 Days of October are also available in paperback and in eBook format on Amazon and other retailers. Sojourner brings a taste of strong personalities with a healthy dose of southern charm to her characters.

When not writing, she is busy entertaining her Australian Shepherd, Beau. Unfortunately, Beau tends to get jealous when she spends too much time working on the computer.


All Her Books Are Now Available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle!


CAT’S Two Favorite Books By Author, Ellie Pulikonda in both E-books and Paperbacks on Amazon Kindle!Amazon Kindle!


About The Pacific Northwest Author:

Author, Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, “Split Second” had readers and Amazon reviewers asking for more novels by this prolific writer of psychological thriller mystery. She listened and has now released her second novel titled; “Finding Faith.”

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ellie attended several colleges after high school to obtain her BA in Education, MA in Library Science, and her MS in Adult Education. She is or has been a daughter, wife, mother, widow, partner, single mom, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She has worked various jobs and in different fields such as a law office, a librarian, newspaper article writing, a welfare office, and finally as the director of a public library in Tipton, IN.

“I write for the pure joy of writing” . . . 

“At first, it was diaries, journals, and musings; then I graduated to short newspaper articles, some unpublished but staged mystery/comedy plays, scripts for amateur musical productions and now books.

My hope is that my readers will enjoy my books and also be prodded to think about the actions and motives of my characters, to question their choices and why they made them, and to see the characters with greater insight.”



New Novel by Author, J. A. Owenby ~ ” The Truth She Knew”  Books 1, 2 and now 3 are Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and Kobo  . . . And  Another New Book has now Released By Jen and Andrew Brown  “My Hurricane – Kindle Edition”


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.”

She has many amazing books to on AMAZON KINDLE Store

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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 ***




“OUR FEATURED Romance Suspense ~ Brazilian Author, A. Gavazonni and her New Novel titled; ” BEHIND The Door ” a Sensual Romance Thriller Suspense”

HAS NOW WON Many Book Awards Including A New IPPY Award May 2018! And Now book 3 is Now Released titled; “The Brilliant Game” The Finale!


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“Fasten your seatbelts before you embark on this roller coaster, and prepare for the most unpredictable ending of this Finale and Ending!!”

In this finale, Psychiatrist Simone Bennet feels like a pawn on a chessboard—as if some invisible, master chess player is toying with her life and the lives of the people she loves and cares for.

As a series of horrific events—several murders and Simone being tortured at the hands of a serial killer—culminate in the kidnapping of her daughter and have turned Simone’s life upside down.

Struggling to stay afloat in the middle of a sea of chaos, Simone continues to receive her psychiatric patients and do more work for the New York attorney, Carl, while local police, the FBI, and Edward—Simone’s boyfriend, best friend, and business partner—are working hard to locate her child.

Simone is analyzing another set of Lara’s journals, and she becomes dragged into a vortex of sex addiction, suffering, and Lara’s struggle for some kind of balance in her life, while Simone battles an inner fight against her mixed feelings for the enigmatic lawyer.
Filled with twists and turns, this final book in the Hidden Motives trilogy reveals a deranged, steamy, and disturbingly brilliant game of sex, murder, and mystery and chronicles a woman’s conflict between love and reason…


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


THEY ARE NOW Available in Portuguese Editions

A. Gavazzoni is an Award-Winning Brazilian author, who 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 and now an Award Winner! Book Two with already 30 Amazon 5-Star Books Reviews for,  LARA’S Journal


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Learn more and all new releases to come by visiting Adriana on her official author website!







CAT ENJOYED & Loves 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 McKendree Moore  titled; Whit’s End: The Biography through 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 a 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



Revised and Fabulous Release by Author, Rusty Blackwood ~ ” Willow’s Walk “NOW Available Again on Amazon and the Ebook will be on sale from Nov. 18th, 2019 thru Nov. 24th, 2019 just n time for Holiday Book Giving at .99 cents!




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.


CAT has LOADS more room for Your New Book!

If you are an Author With a New Book Release, YOU can Now Purchase a One Month Listing of your book on this page here for Only $8 per month, just pay through my secure PAYPAL Donation Button then shoot me an email at

OR? Check Out all I offer on my NEW Media Website of “Lyon Media Services”  and for book promotions and Cat will get Listed Everywhere! …







“Holiday Hot Book Picks By ~ Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author of Cat Lyon’s Reading Den” and “Lyon Media Services.”



12 thoughts on “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den ~”Hot Book Picks” Cat Brings Authors & Readers Together…

    • Well, after the New Year I am going to offer to authors placement of their books on my Hot Books page and cover in the Photo Gallery for only $10 per Month through my sidebar PayPal Donate Button!

      But for you? I will go now and add your Books as a “Gift” for the Holidays! XO …. Cat


    • Thank you for coming by Rosie! Just doing more to promote your Fabulous new novel! Much Success 🙂

      Catherine 🙂


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