When Do You Know A Novel Is Really A HOT, Steamy, Thrilling Read?

When it wins a “Golden Box Book Publishing Readers Choice” AWARD! That’s How You Know! So a big CONGRATS to my dear friend and wonderful Brazilian Author, Adriana (A.) Gavazzoni for winning this prestigious award for Book One of her novel series Behind The Door” ~ Hidden Motives ~


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AND? If that wasn’t exciting enough all by itself? She just had another FABULOUS new Author Interview and this one is almost rated X, so when you take a listen, make sure there are no little ones around! I can tell you it IS one of the best in-depth interviews Adriana has given to date on “Self Discovery Radio!”

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She has also released Book Two of her novel series and is titled; “Lara’s Journal.”
I believe her series will be a three book set. “Lara’s Journal” is also receiving rave book reviews and Book One has racked up over (60) 5-star Amazon reviews already! That also tells you this series is a must read.  Lara’s Journal – Book Two is now available on Amazon! Here is a wee bit more about it…

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“Simone Bennet” is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment! Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life.

As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara’s haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she’s happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems. A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl…

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To learn more about the and where to connect? SHE invites readers to visit her beautiful website and blog anytime for updates on upcoming new books, events, and more interviews!
 Author, A. Gavazzoni  …

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Twitter: a_gavazzoni

Instagram: /adri_gavazzoni

Meet Author, Johnnie Calloway and His New Book;”Dragons to Butterflies: The Metamorphosis of a Man” This Month’s Book Pick!

“A journey of tragedy to triumph, from the broken heart of an abused child to the beautiful soul of a man…”

A true-to-life story by Johnnie Calloway .  .  .  .

Publisher: Balboa Press (April 3, 2016) ~ Author, Johnnie Calloway.

About “Dragons to Butterflies”

Johnnie Calloway is a gifted storyteller and has written a superb personal account of his harrowing childhood and adult life. Although he retells his experiences of emotional and physical abuse, neglect, heartache, and betrayal, and later his own addictions and struggles with mental illness, he manages to keep the reader thoroughly engaged and inspired by his strength and wisdom throughout this page-turner.

Johnnie’s willingness to be soul-bracingly honest in this book as he traces his earliest memories into his teens and then adult years is truly unlike anything I have ever read. I have no doubt that his display of courage and his determination to go to any lengths necessary for his own healing will serve as a guiding light for countless readers. It is a story of hope and love, forgiveness and healing. I only wish it had been available when I was a practicing addictions counselor. I would have made it required reading!


~Retired Addictions Counselor, Callie Chappell-Nicholas

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Dragons to Butterflies takes you on a journey of tragedy to triumph from the broken heart of an abused child to the beautiful soul of a man.

“You have a strong voice Johnnie, and an important story to tell. Tell your story”

– Chip St. Clair, New York Times Best-Selling Author of “The Butterfly Garden”

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Johnnie Calloway has spent much of his life fighting one battle after another. A long train of unfortunate events carried him from a violent childhood to an equally unstable adulthood. Calloway chronicles his journey to create a promising future from an oppressive past in “Dragons to Butterflies: Metamorphosis of a Man.”

Calloway recounts his endless struggles in “Dragons to Butterflies.” He narrates his early years with an emotionally and physically abusive father, which led to substance abuse and mental illness as an adult. Calloway provides a detailed history with his demons, using his trials and tribulations to propel him towards growth and strength.

“It was incredibly painful to relive some of the moments that I wrote about in Dragons to Butterflies,” Calloway said. “But in order to inspire others, I knew I would need to be open about all that I have been through. My hope is that others will be motivated to move beyond their abuse and use the past as motivation for the future.”

“Dragons to Butterflies” takes one man’s true story of cruelty and transforms it into one of love, forgiveness, and hope. For more information on the author and book, please visit website and blog: http://www.dragonstobutterflies.com. Connect on  Facebook and

“Dragons to Butterflies: Metamorphosis of a Man”
By Johnnie Calloway can be purchased in hardcover, paperback, or e-book formats.
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press

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About The Author ~ Johnnie Calloway

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Johnnie Calloway grew up in a small town in Kentucky, with the population at around 11,000. His mother passed when he was only five, leaving him to grow up with an angry, alcoholic, sexually confused father.  Johnnie was born into a reputation that he never wanted but was obligated to live up to. Still, Johnnie always wanted to be the “good guy.” The conflict between his personal desire and his sense of obligation to his dad’s/family’s reputation created a great torment that was oddly accompanied with an insatiable yearning to learn.

Eventually, Johnnie became a seeker of truth. And has now devoted himself to sharing what he is seeking has taught him with others. He has written two books, “Taming the Dragon” and Dragons to Butterflies: The Metamorphosis of a Man, and is currently working on, “Within the Chrysalis, It’s an Inside Job”.

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Shared by “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den”  ~ ~ Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 

“An Intimate Author Interview With Romance Thriller Author, A. Gavazzoni Here on Cat Lyon’s Reading Den.”

Hello, and Welcome Readers and Friends,

Today we have Author, A. Gavazzoni as our guest author interview and she has just released her second novel of her romance psychological thriller series. Her first book titled; “Behind The Door: Hidden Motives – book one” has just received a “Golden Box Books Judges Choice” book award! She has released book two titled; ” Lara’s Journal: A Sizzling Psychological Thriller” that I feel will HIT #1 on Amazon Kindle soon.  So let’s read and learn more about this beautiful Brazilian Lawyer by day and writer of steamy suspense by night, Author, A. (Adriana) Gavazzoni . . . .

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(Q) Tell us a little about your new release of Lara’s Journal – book two and how it differs from your first novel ‘Behind the Door’?

“Lara´s Journal is the sequel to Behind The Door, and in this new novel, the reader is going to discover the hidden motives behind Lara´s behavior as an adult. Readers will get to know her, learning about her childhood through her college years.

Simone suffers deep changes in this second novel, thanks to the traumas she endured in the first book. In Lara’s Journey, Simone decides to enjoy life in a different way. The new book contains mystery, murder, and all criminal scenes were checked and endorsed by a former FBI agent, so they are as realistic as possible.

The book is also steamy as hell, so prepare for sex beyond any limits—even more scandalous than what readers encountered in Behind The Door”

(Q) How many books will be in your novel series?

I believe I’m going to write at least three…but I don´t put reins on or apply rules to my imagination; I let it run free!

(Q) What writing challenges did you have with Book Two? Was it more difficult to write than ‘Behind The Door’?

Book two has many criminal situations that required a frequent consultation with FBI agents, and also, I had to study a lot of psychiatry to create Lara and the other characters, but I don´t think writing Lara’s Journey was more difficult than writing Behind The Door, I believe the first novel was more difficult because it was the first one.

One difficulty I really had was to cut the second novel before it reached a thousand pages…and hold on to the rest of the story, keeping it in my mind for book number three.

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(Q) Tell us about yourself?

Well…I am from Brazil…and I am a very active person, or better, I am hyperactive. Professionally I’m a lawyer and a writer…I love to dance, to work out, to read and to cook ( I can cook some amazing dishes and now I’m learning Indian Cook…spicy!!!!). I am also addicted to movies.I love to learn foreigner languages and culture ( I speak English, French, Spanish and Portuguese) and I travel abroad whenever I can. I love art and I’m a museum rat and passionate about history. I love animals. All kind of animals. And I have two dogs, two beautiful girls, Gaia and Juno.

(Q)  What inspires you to write?

Human nature inspired me. I love to observe people and try to guess why they behave the way they do…it’s all about hidden motives and we all have ours.

(Q) Do you have any unusual writing habits?

Whenever I have an idea for a scene I send messages to myself (whats app and e-mails) LOL.

(Q) What authors, or books have influenced you?

So many marvelous writers inspired me…to start with the classical ones like Emily Bronte, Stendhal, Dumas, Saad Marquis, Margaret Mitchell and modern ones like Marc Levy, Tom Clancy, Dan Brown, John Grisham and Colleen McCullough …but I could list a hundred here…the poems of Alisson Matos – a Brazilian writer – from Baudelaire to Allan Poe.

(Q) Do you have any advice for new authors? And what was the best advice you have gotten?

For writers, if you love to write, believe you are going to be a published writer/author and never give up on your dream! Now, the best overall advice I ever heard came from my father; “learn everything you can, Nobody can take knowledge from you.”

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(Q) Now to round out your interview, a few personal detail. What is your favorite color and favorite foods?

My favorite color is red, and I don´t know if I have a favorite food, as I enjoy trying everything, but I really love any kind of spicy food—Thai, Indian, Brazilian Bahía´s food. I take great pleasure in the dining experience and think of it as a sensual activity, so, whenever I can…I try something really different.

(Q) And last, what is one “secret” about you that readers don’t know or can’t find to about you?

I´m an open person, so if someone asks me a direct question, I will answer. I don’t think I have any deep, dark secrets or skeletons in my closet, but there is one thing people might not guess about me—I´m very childlike, and I love to watch cartoons, Disney movies, and go to amusement parks. Nothing is more fun to me than a crazy-dangerous roller coaster that causes me to shout and scream until I’m hoarse! LOL!

Author Websites and Profiles
A. Gavazzoni Website
A. Gavazzoni Amazon Profile

A. Gavazzoni’s Social Media Links
Facebook Profile
Twitter Account

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Now you have all the scoop readers! All you ever wanted to know about our ‘Guest Author, A. (Adriana) Gavazzoni.’  Please make sure you visit her website for updates above, connect with her on social media as well, and do yourself a big favor and grab a copy of both her released books in her novel series and be ready for Book Three!


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*CaT* ~ “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den” of Author/Columnist, Catherine Lyon**


 

Cover Reveal & New Book Release! By Author, A. Gavazzoni of “Lara’s Journal: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense”(Book Two Hidden Motives)

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From The Author who brought us the steamy, sexy thriller “Behind The Door” has just Released Book Two of her series titled; “LARA’S Journal” A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives) .  .  .  .

 

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:

Simone Bennet is on a long vacation, trying to heal from the trauma she suffered at the hands of a serial killer kidnapper. After looking death in the face, she tries to develop a new outlook on life—live in the moment!

Carl, the charming lawyer, is back, asking once more for Simone’s help, this time in analyzing Lara’s journals, which were discovered by her siblings after her death. In her own words, Lara divulges all her secrets, and reveals a dramatic world of betrayal, passion, and the most unusual sexual behaviors, exposing the beautiful architect’s troubled life.

As Simone tries to deal with the contents of Lara’s haunting diaries, one of her patients gets himself into a bit of legal trouble, forcing Simone to return early from her vacation. Although she’s happy to be back on her home turf, she finds herself surrounded by a whole new set of problems.

A killer is out there, and this time, he seems to be after the people Simone cares about most. Suddenly, people around her are dying, a stalker/admirer keeps showing up at all the wrong times, and Simone’s dear friend Edward has a new girlfriend—forcing Simone to analyze her feelings for him and her attraction to Carl.

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ABOUT THE ROMANCE AUTHOR:

A. Gavazzoni the Brazilian indie author of a novel series “Behind The Door,” a sensual romance thriller and now released is book two titled; “Lara’s Journal: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense” (Hidden Motives) exclusively on Amazon and Amazon Kindle.

Gavazonni is a lawyer by day and former professor of law; she writes (novels and legal books), but she is also a voracious reader and a writer by night and currently has a law book about international contracts published in Brazil.

She speaks four languages: English, French, Portuguese and Spanish, she also studies Chinese and hopes someday she will master it (but it’s been a challenge!). Her favorite countries, no surprise, are Italy, France, and the USA. When she is not practicing law, she enjoys many interests and is a very active person. She loves to dance (Tango) and workout.

She loves to travel, loves good wine, and has been studying astrology for fifteen years. She paints and loves to cook.

She has two poodles -Gaia and Juno -and loves all animals. She is an aunt of four nieces who enjoy to paint and cook alongside their aunt. She lives in Brazil and visits New York City often and is in the process of writing more books to be included in this steamy thriller series. She invites readers to visit her website/blog anytime for updates of upcoming books and events at Meet Author A. Gavazzoni .  .  .  .

Please Connect With The Author On Social Media:

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Grab a copy of Book One: Behind the Door: A Sizzling, Psychological Suspense (Hidden Motives)

“Amazon.com: Behind the Door – Kindle eBooks: Kindle Store And A New Award Winner!”

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*A very special Thank You to the Author for the kind words in her Beautiful Dedication Page of Book Two* . . .  “Adriana, I was blessed the day we met and became fast friends and Kindred Soul Sisters. Thank you for your friendship!”

Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

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New Book Release: Author, Rico Austin of “Baja Loco: 4 Racing Days & Tequila Nights on the Norra Mexican”

“Well, it seems Amigo Rico Austin has a new book release for those who enjoy Baja Racing and a splash of TEQUILA on the side! Rico is a  fantastic writer and the BEST storyteller around. I have read both his books titled;  My Bad Tequila  and  Mexico Got Lucky .  Now his new release is now available on  Amazon & Amazon Kindle  .  .  .  .  Here’s more.”

About The Book:

4 Racing Days & Tequila Nights on the NORRA Mexican 1000.

“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


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About Amigo Author, Rico Austin and Interview on TV  News.

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“Award-Winning Author Of ‘My Bad Tequila’, Named As Finalist In ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards”

Rico Austin was picked from a field of hundreds of authors who appeared on The Authors Show. Rico Austin’s book, entitled ‘My Bad Tequila’ details one man’s epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure.

WILMINGTON, NC, December 01, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ — Rico Austin, author of ‘My Bad Tequila’, has been named as a finalist in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards Contest. His honors came as a result of his appearance on The Authors Show. Rico Austin was chosen from a field of hundreds of authors through a public voting process. ‘My Bad Tequila’ details one man’s epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure. But 1986 changed everything forever when one event devastated the lives of 19 students, three chaperones, and one bus driver. Was it the tequila?

“I wrote this book,” Austin stated, “because I had to purge myself of this fateful Spring Break trip of 1986. I felt the need to share the perils of binge drinking, engaging in irresponsible sex and what happens when college and high school students don’t think twice about what happens when bad decisions are made and acted upon.”

“Thinking about sending your ‘Kids’ to paradise unsupervised? THINK AGAIN.”

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

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Austin has won numerous writing awards throughout his writing career:

Hollywood Book Festival – Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011)
Readers Favorite Book Awards – Silver (Fiction – Mystery – General genre 2011)
Amazon eKindle – #1 Top Rated Kindle eBooks (Mexico Travel genre 2011)
“Five Parrots in a Palm Tree” – Superb Island Reading award 2011
#1 Book to Read, June 2011 – NY Professional Reviewer, Fran Lewis
Readers Favorite Book Awards – Finalist (Fiction – General genre 2011)
Arizona Authors Association – 3rd Place (Fiction Book of the Year 2011 – 2012)
London Book Festival – Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2012)
Los Angeles Book Festival – Honorable Mention (Wild Card genre 2011-2012)
New York Beach Book Festival – Honorable Mention (General Non-Fiction genre 2012)
New Mexico – Arizona Book Awards – Finalist (Fiction – Mystery genre 2012)
Bibliocracy.com – Author of the Month (June 2012)
Suspense Magazine – Review & Article (July 2012 issue)t
Book Town – February’s Book of the Month (March 2013)

Austin is also the author of a number of other books:

‘In the Shadow of ELVIS, Perils of a Ghostwriter’ – Autobiography, Memoir; This is the true story of how and when Rico met the legitimate, illegitimate son of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Mr. Elvis Presley. These are the trials and tribulations of ghostwriting John Dennis Smith’s epic and incredible mystery of being adopted and discovering his birthright.

‘ARIZONA Is Where I Live’ – Children’s book; ARIZONA Is Where I Live is a masterful and learning display of the Sonoran Desert, the mountains, the lakes, the Grand Canyon and of the animals that make Arizona one of the most unique and interesting states in the Union.

‘Son of the KING, an ELVIS Paradox Unveiled’ – Biography; This biography is the true story of Elvis the King of Rock n’ Roll and his legitimate, illegitimate son. This book explores the relationships of those closest to Elvis Presley and the influences each of them had that kept Elvis from claiming his first born John Smith Presley.

‘MEXICO Got LUCKY’ – Non-Fiction; Lucky, the most famous dog in all of Sonora, Mexico was dognapped on March 1st, 2014. Was it a prank gone bad by teenagers? Did it involve the ruthless, Sinaloa Drug Cartel, deadliest in the world? Or was it just a lowlife dog thief?

‘Author, Artist & Anyone’s Personal Marketing Guide: Financial Success with 11 Proven Promotions Including Blogs & Social Media’ is Rico’s sixth book.

‘Entrepreneur, Realtor & Anyone’s Personal Marketing Guide: Financial Success with 10 Proven Promotions Including Blogs & Social Media’ was Rico’s seventh book published.

New – Baja LOCO, 4 Racing Days & Tequila Nights on the NORRA Mexican 1000′ – Memoir: This is the true adventure of the Azunia Tequila / General Tire race team and author Rico Austin’s journey of the 2014 Mexican BAJA 1000 which was published this last November 2016.

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Members of the public who want to vote for Rico Austin in the ’50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading’ Book Awards can access his entry and vote at The Authors Show site at http://www.TheAuthorsShow.com. Rico Austin is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at rico_thunderbird@yahoo.com. All of Austin’s books are available at online retail book outlets. More information is available at Rico Austin’s website at http://blog.mybadtequila.com.

Rico Austin earned an Associate Degree in Marketing and Sales from BSU. Rico moved to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area and continued his education receiving a Bachelors of Business Administration in International Business at Grand Canyon University, named the “Outstanding International Business Graduate of 1995.” That same year he was also selected as “Mr. Future Business Executive” at the State Leadership Conference which included all universities in the State of Arizona.

The summer before graduating, Rico went to Vilnius, Lithuania, and taught English (ESL). During his fall semester of his senior year at GCU, Rico attended Staffordshire University in England where he also started on the American Football Team for the Staffordshire Stallions. Rico finished his Masters, an MBA in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus on the Latin America Region and the Spanish language. He appeared in a cameo appearance on Baywatch where he played the role of a drug lord.

Rico was selected for the May 19th, 2013 issue to represent Arizona in the fellow author, Annette Synder’s popular blog, Fifty Authors from Fifty-States, which spotlights writing professionals across the Fifty United States. He was again chosen to represent his home state of Idaho on March 23rd, 2014, and was named for writing about Arizona on January 17th, 2016. Rico was also chosen from among several hundred writers and bloggers to help compile a booklet with 13 other prominent authors. ‘How to Create Credibility as a Freelancer – 70 Tips from a Collection of Experts’ was published in December 2009.

So there you go readers. All you wanted to know about this fantastic author. Now do yourself a favor and grab a copy of his New Release Today .  .  .  All of Rico’s books will make a great “Holiday Gift” for the Avid Readers on your gift list!  So visit his  Amazon Author Page to see all his books.

** Happy Holiday Reading Friends! **

Catherine Lyon, Author/Columnist  🙂

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Do You Know Your “Roots to Religion?” Meet Diane Olsen, Author. She Studied This Subject in Her New Book.

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Diane Olsen, Author Presents Her New Book Release Titled; ANCIENT WAYS: The Roots of Religion .  .  .  .  .

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

“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 ( various theories or philosophical systems that seek to explain phenomena of nature by the action of force) – even war. Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs should enjoy Ancient Ways.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Diane Olsen, prolific writer and first-time indie author of her debut book release titled; “Ancient Ways:The Roots of Religion.” Her book is thought provoking, unique and an in-depth 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

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 Blackfooted 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.’


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5-STAR AMAZON BOOK REVIEW: “Totally encompassing the history of the world’s religions.,” -September 25, 2016

Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion (Kindle Edition)

Ancient ways, The Roots of religion is one amazingly concise and intuitive book. The subject covers from the very earliest bipedal man through biblical times and into the middle ages and beyond.Communicating with gods that seem to have so much in common and so many similar histories assist in the belief that we share a creator and creation story.

I found myself lost in this book, not a negative, the history and the evolution of man was very well stated and provides documentation for the statements. It delves into zombies, white witches, Jewish God, Islamic Allah, Buddha, Osiris, and every form of Diety that has been worshiped and found through verbal and written histories.

The ancient ways connect astrology, alchemy, and all other esoteric practices. The book of Enoch in the Apocrypha tells of the giants that inhabited the world before the great flood. This is carried through in other religious documents of the time. Learning about the Priest, Ram was a new and fully invigorating story of earth’s early man and their desire to move past a belief in nature.

They began with priestesses and the chapters on Rams dreams, writings and memories is so thought provoking and insightful. It was new material for me and I was in awe of his place and time in history. I had heard of Cherchen man before, but to read of their belief system and their history was so enlightening. Rama took away the sacrifices and brought about praise. All because of yet another dream. I can not stop reading this book., Each page is filled with unknown religious histories.

This book will provide you a glimpse of each of the main religions of the current people and the original people. I will keep this as a reference because it encompasses so much information, I can’t retain it all. IT is a book to absorb and retain for reference! Very well researched and written. .  .  .

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Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I have one book which is currently in print, and two which I am currently writing. I have also completed several screenplays and scripts, magazine features and newspaper articles, and written for several columns.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Ancient Ways the Roots of Religion – I have been gathering the material for such a piece all my life. Both ancient humans and the various ‘Faiths’ naturally came together for me here. I had also studied many religions along with studying at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. I did a lot of research for this book. LOL.

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I hired a book promoter to help me set up my Social media accounts and listing my book on many book sites. She helps set up layered book ad’s as well. And she promotes my book throughout social media. She uses and works with many other book promo people and places like your’s here at Awesomegang.

Come connect below with Diane on Social Media:

Twitter Account
Facebook
Google+ 
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“Presented by:  Cat Lyon’s Reading Den ~ Formerly, Lyon Book Promotions”

Official Relaunch Press Release for Author, Rusty Blackwood & “Willow’s Walk”…

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Canadian Novelist Rusty Blackwood Announces New Release Of 5 Star Rated Romantic Fiction Novel, ‘Willow’s Walk’, Classic Romantic Fiction Set In Modern Day Context

Rusty Blackwood’s 5-star romance novel follows ‘Passions In Paris’, written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come’. . . .

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[Wilmington, NC, & TucsonNews, Tucson AZ]
September 27, 2016]  PR RELEASE:  Canadian Indie novelist Rusty Blackwood, author of the romantic fiction saga ‘Passions In Paris’, has announced the re-release of her newest romantic fiction novel, ‘Willow’s Walk.”  .  .  .  .

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Her first romantic fiction book, ‘Passions in Paris: Revelations Of A Lost Diary’ is a sweeping saga written in the tradition of Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula’ and ‘What Dreams May Come’. It has been compared to Erich Segal’s ‘Love Story’ and Nicholas Sparks’ ‘The Notebook’.

‘Willow’s Walk’ takes Blackwood’s storytelling skills to a new level – the storyline hits home with readers as they are partially based in reality and real world situations that readers find highly relatable. The end effect of this approach is that readers can often put themselves squarely in the stories she presents. ‘Willow’s Walk’ presents a story of an Internet meeting that goes tragically wrong.

Set in the city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, the 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.

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?

“I cannot express how pleased and proud I am to re-release this riveting and meaningful story to my readers,” Rusty Blackwood stated. “The ideas behind a story, whether they are based on fiction or fact, can often result in the success it finds when brought to print and released before the public’s eyes. But the basis for Willow’s Walk is one that I not only had an inside track on, one that I felt needed to be told.”

Miss Blackwood further stated, “The Internet can be a wonderful place where anything can be discovered, questions answered, and solid friendships formed and enjoyed. But it can also be a place of darkness, extreme upheaval, and endless heartache. It is my hope that Willow’s unfortunate plight will help light the way for others standing on the sadly realistic brink of possible destruction. A writer can only hope that the words they form into stories are words that both entertain and educate. I hope this can be realized in my newly modified Willow’s Walk.”

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While in pre-release, ‘Willow’s Walk’ received a number of 5-star reviews from professional reviewers. Maria Beltran stated,
“I highly recommend this book.” Gisela Dixon said, “. . .
I thoroughly enjoyed reading about the life of a person presented in such a wonderful manner.”

‘Passions In Paris’ has also received rave reviews. Link Kula Kane said, “Passions in Paris I think stands its ground with these other powerful romantic stories like ‘The Notebook’ by Nicolas Sparks. A long kindled love, which finds its place from a romantic spark in the mind of one to a mounting real life experience between two different worlds, brought together by an ongoing wave of circumstances, doubts, mystery, and intrigue, that sets ablaze forbidden emotions on a roller coaster ride of endless desire, and surmounting obstacles, that test the strength of their determination to prevail. Miss Blackwood has a rare talent to bring this and more into the minds and hearts of those who have had the privilege to be transported into her wonderful world of storytelling.”

Reader Fred Pifer stated that ‘Passions’, ”  . . .is a fascinating book of a love story that seemed to be written with me in mind. In the book ‘Love Story’ by Erich Segal, he told of a deep abiding love story that reminds me of Cullen and Joy’s in Ms. Blackwood’s book, but the twists of intrigue and mystery that she adds keeps the reader on edge throughout.”

Other reviewers have praised ‘Passions In Paris’. Reviewer Cat Howard said, “Eternal love, finding your true soul mate, and how echoes from past lives can influence the present, this story has it all . . . ” Another Reader’s Favorite reviewer stated, “Enjoyable and exciting, this is a book for people who have romance flowing in their veins.” ‘Passions In Paris’ has a 4-star rating on Amazon.

Information on the new romantic fiction release, including a new book trailer, is available at Blackwood’s site on the ‘Willow’ page. Readers can download paperback and Kindle versions of both books now on Amazon sites worldwide.

Rusty Blackwood is available for interview in the Toronto and Niagara areas and can be reached using the information below or by email at writerrusty@hotmail.ca. More information is available at her website at http://www.rusty-blackwood.com.


Author Profile:

Rusty Blackwood is a prolific Indie author of romantic fiction, short story comedies, contemporary and traditional poetry and children’s books. Her first love is romantic fiction, but she crosses genres with ease.

Rusty who chose her plume de nom by combing both 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 5,1949 to Celtic heritage, 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, and 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, and when not at her desk enjoys art, music, nature, gardening, and spending quality time with family, friends, and her loving cat, Tipper.

Please visit her official poetry site “Inspiration in Thought” and her Official Author website below. Connect on FACEBOOK  and  TWITTER  .  .   .  .

Contact:

Rusty Blackwood
Web: http://www.Rusty-Blackwood.com
Amazon Kindle: Willow’s Walk
Email: writerrusty@hotmail.ca

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