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

 “Welcome Readers, Authors, & New Visitor Friends and Thank 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 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 $5.00 …

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!





Grab a cup of iced 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 Hot Book Picks” You Have To Read as I Enjoy Bringing Readers and Authors Together!








**CAT’S THIS Month Featured Authors and Books We Promote ~ June/July 2018!**



ALL BOOK Releases by our Special Pick Featured Author, Timothy Bateson

Under A Hunter's Moon: Shadows Over Seattle: Prequel 1 (Shadows Over Seattle: Prequels)     Evaline Transcendent   Book Dreams Volume #1



Timothy Bateson broke into the short story market in 2014 and specializes in urban fantasy and science fiction. Several of those stories were written in preparation for his first novel.
“Of Wolves & Men” will be the first novel in the “Shadows Over Seattle” series, which he is co-writing with his wife, Sandi Bateson, whom he married in 2005.
Since starting work on the series, Timothy has written three prequel short stories, including “Under a Hunter’s Moon” (which appeared in the “Moon Shadows” Halloween Anthology)  Having grown up on the outskirts of London, Timothy has since settled down in small-town Alaska. 

Visit his Website at “Timothy Bateson, Author.”






HOT NEW Book Release ~ ” Find The Seeker! ” by Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi, and Clifford Stevens, Co-Author.



About The Book: 

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 are 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 author 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 Release and Books “Author, Dan Buri”  our Special Featured Author!

Pieces Like Pottery 40 Tips on Creative Writing: A Guide for Writers to Turn Your Passion Into a Successful Book



Dan Buri is a trusted resource for writers to gain insight into the difficult world of indie publishing. He is the creator of the website Nothing Any Good supporting indie authors ( and a found member of the Independent Writers Guild, a worldwide organization of writers and publishing professionals dedicated to promoting the interest of quality indie literature.

Dan’s first collection of short fiction, Pieces Like Pottery, is an exploration of heartbreak and has spent time at #1 on multiple bestseller lists, including for inspirational short stories and inspirational fiction. The writing is uniquely heartfelt and explores the depths of the human struggle and the human search for meaning in life.

Dan’s second book, 40 Tips on Creative Writing, provides a fresh look at how to become published and find readers. Please visit his Amazing Website writers and authors!




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. 






HOT New Release By My Brazillian Friend & Author, Adriana Gavazzoni and ~The Brilliant Game”  (Hidden Motives Book 3) Kindle Edition!

The Brilliant Game by A. Gavazzoni FACEBOOK and TWITTER TEASER



About Her New Book:

“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 Now Available on Amazon Kindle!












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!”





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”…



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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 Release J.A. Owenby



About The Book: 

“Highly recommend if you want a juicy read that makes your heart go pitter-patter!” ~Amazon Review 
“The author kept me on the edge of my seat with a heroine I could relate to, steamy sex, jaw-dropping twists, and laugh out loud situations.” ~ Amazon Review
We’re all a little broken sometimes. 

Nobody knows this better than the beautiful and intelligent Hadlee Jameson. She had the love and support of her family until death claimed her father causing her mother to withdraw and become a heartless ice queen.
Burying her past to the point of denial and struggling to live in the present, Hadlee chooses to focus on college, work, and her close friends. That is, until she meets the charming and mysterious Kaisen Sinclair. After their initial meeting, Kaisen begins to show up everywhere, and Hadlee questions his motives. But as Kaisen gains her trust, she ignores her intuition and feels more alive than ever before as she falls in love. 
Until…a dark history begins to surface. A history her mother hid from her, all of Hadlee’s life. To make matters worse, it’s tied to the guy of her dreams. As the truth unfolds, Hadlee realizes life is about choices. What decisions will she make? Does she allow the patterns of her past to resurface or does she find a way to forgive and love? 
Where I’ll Find You is a haunting story of disturbing secrets and harrowing betrayal. Come along with Hadlee on her journey as she begins to put the pieces back together again. J.A. Owenby will once again delight her readers with this rollercoaster tale of emotional twists and turns. 
Purchase this emotionally gripping page-turner now! 
This is a stand-alone novel.




Ebook now .99 Cents and Paperback half off and just WON a Bronze Medal!   “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






“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





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 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 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’ll 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 though, 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.”






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!





 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 Now Available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle!



CAT’S Two Favorite Books! By Author, Ellie Pulikonda and Both E-books on Sale Here 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.”

Visit her website for her writer’s installment each week of, “Words on Words” … “Words on Words”






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.”




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Product Details   The Truth Series (3 Book Series) by  J.A. Owenby


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 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 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 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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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 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.
















***SINCE CAT maintains life in recovery, 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 for a visit my personal website:  Welcome to Kev Rev’s Recovery World I hope you will . . .







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 here for Only $5 per month, just pay through my secure PAYPAL, then shoot me an email at and Cat will List You!





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