New Book Release and FB LIVE Launch Party For This New One By Author, Joe Siccardi … Nov. 18th, 2018.

NOV. 18th, 2018 ~ 1 PM ET ~ New Release Book Launch Party Live on Facebook!

Please join us for an online Book Launch like no other by Author, Joe Siccardi…
FB Link to watch and tune in: https://www.facebook.com/events/251035445769740/

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About The New Book:

“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 are joys. There are tribulations. There are reflections. There is everyday life. In each essay, I try to convey a 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.

About The Author:

Joe Siccardi has been an editorial writer, editor, and publisher for 52 years and publishes a blog at https://wisdomfromafather.com/. 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 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.

 

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An Interview With Author, Joe Siccardi and His First Release – HEAVEN Shining Through … By Linda Parkinson-Hardman …

 

 

Our Author Interview, and today it’s the turn of Joe Siccardi, an “ordinary joe” from Seneca County, NY with his novel, Heaven Shining Through.

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What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you?

I’ve been in the newspaper publishing business for over 50 years


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What did the best review you have had say about your work?

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I want to first of all say that this book really plays on your memories and emotions I laughed and cried. I laughed because I hadn’t heard the phrase “the rabbit died” since our first daughter was born 37 years ago. I cried with the significant relationships that were introduced and the heart felt real life meaning that the author put into them. I could really identify with these characters. A good, quick read. I highly recommend it.

 

 

Have you ever wished you could be or do anything else instead of writing, and if so, what?

No. I love writing. I always did from grade school on. I was fortunate enough to find a career in newspapers.

Have you ever written naked?

No … but I have written in my underwear

What is the best excuse you have had for missing a deadline?

The game went into overtime.

What has been the best experience of your life?

My 40-year marriage.

What is the strangest thing you have ever had to do to promote a book? 
Do a local podcast … but instead of in person by phone 500 miles away

If you could commit the perfect murder, what would you do with the body?

Bury it in the foundation of a building or bridge.

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heaven shining throughWHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOE AND HIS BOOK?

You can find Heaven Shining Through in Kindle and Paperback format here: :

Amazon – Heaven Shining Through

 

 

 

You can meet Joe on his blog here: https://wisdomfromafather.com/

 

Reviews – Kim Carter Mysteries – New “Clara and Iris Mystery” Series is Every Where!

Author, Kim Carter Book Launch Is Happening and Her Novel Series Has Released and The Editorial Reviews Are Here!

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ENAS REVIEW – Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle

A Mystery Suspense Thriller in every sense of the Word.”

With eminently admirable characters and exquisite imagination ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle’ is a compelling read where Author Kim Carter crafts mounting suspense that overwhelms skepticism, as this Book One of her series prepares for.

Charming personality of renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Grant Chatsworth lures a small town waitress-Lizzie to a deceptive ‘blissful happy marriage’ until secrets confined within the walls of Buckhead’s finest estates elucidate Lizzie about the darker nasty shades of Grant’s propensity of crime and cruelty. Terrible adversity and troubled faith lead Lizzie to take refuge at her sister Maggie’s doorstep, where destiny has more alarming adventures in store for her.

Author Kim Carter’s read is a mystery suspense thriller in every sense of the word with an intriguing narrative that moves at a breakneck pace, skillfully combined with a writing style that provides vivid mental pictures of the settings and characters sufferings. While many things are not what they seem, everything amazingly connects in a surprising finale.

Entertaining enough to engage even reluctant readers, as ‘Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle’ is a Powerful5-star page turner that we highly recommended.
~Enas Reviews

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“Readers of Atlanta are in for a treat! If you are in Atlanta this Sunday? The Public is Welcome!”

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As Book Two of Kim’s Novel Series is Launched… And reviews are Fabulous for “Murder Among The Tombstones!” and is now “Nominated For a TCK 2017 Readers Choice Book Award”


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Editorial Reviews:

“The wait is finally over and Author Kim Carter has blessed the readers with another great suspense -filled read.” 

Her dynamic pen is one of the smoothest I have read. As a reader, I must be able to replay an author’s words in my head, creating a consistent, flowing movie full of action and emotion.  Carter has a gift for detail, dropping things here and there, just enough to give me a mental picture. She grabbed me and twisted me up in her world and kept me on my toes from the first paragraph. I felt myself running through the woods and experiencing all the anxiety and fear Jasmine felt. I felt like the detective trying to solve the crime with them.

Who was this man with those perfect white teeth and why did he do this to such a beautiful young girl. Private Investigators Iris Hadley and Clara Samples are my girls. These ladies are a great combination. There is never a dull day at Hadley and Samples Investigations. You would never believe they were in their 70’s.

Jessica Fletcher watch out!…The way they banter back and forth is hilarious. I love these two.

Quita is just the icing on the cake. Author Kim Carter developed the storylines so brilliantly before merging them together with such a smooth transition, causing nothing but pure drama till the end.From reading previous books from this author, I can see that she has not lost her touch. She has developed another hard-hitting read from start to finish.
I highly recommend anything this author writes.
~Reviewer Lissha Sadler

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Widows on The Case!

Two crafty septuagenarian widows turned private investigators; a crabby Atlanta cop recovering from a gunshot wound, and a cunning killer who dumps his victims rather appropriately in cemeteries. Those are just a few of the zesty ingredients in Murder among the Tombstones, the latest whodunit by Georgia-based mystery writer Kim Carter. It is a fast-paced, twister of a mystery that keeps you turning pages until the very end.

Private Investigators Iris Hadley and Clara Samples may be in their seventies, but don’t think they are over the hill. These ladies are witty, wily and with it. A Must Read!”

A former correspondent for The Chicago Tribune and Award Winning Author of The Billy Battles Trilogy ~Ronald Yates.


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MURDER AMONG THE TOMBSTONES by KIM CARTER

Detectives are investigating the murder of a young woman. She was found in a local cemetery wrapped in a blanket. The case goes cold when all leads dry up.”

The victim’s sister turns to private investigators for help. Meet Iris and Clara … brand new to the business. These women are not your typical investigators. For one, they are both widowed and both in their 70s.

When a second body turns up in a different cemetery, the ladies turn to the detectives, who incidentally have both been shot and are on medical leave.  Along with their office associate, Quita, the ladies are determined to stop at nothing to find the killer before someone else dies …. at least they will as soon as they figure out how their new I-phones work.

I have chuckled more with the antics of these very unique and quirky characters from the very first page. This is not a cozy. The mystery is solid, with characters that are credible. The interactions of Iris and Clara will have the reader shaking their heads, maybe remembering grandma or great aunt in their golden years.

I do hope to see more adventures of Iris and Clara. Many thanks to the author for the digital copy of this humorous crime thriller mix. (Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own)…  An Amazing Mystery Read!

~Linda Strong Book Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kim Carter, Author and prolific writer of contemporary mystery, suspense and thrillers introduces her new novel series that is nominated for a “2017 Readers Choice Award,” is a fan favorite among avid mystery readers and has an array of released titles relaunching soon for; “When Dawn Never Comes,” “Deadly Odds,” and “No Second Chances.” Now, her novel series titled; “The Clara and Iris Mystery” comes “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” has re-released as book one of the series June 2017, and now book two is available titled; “Murder Among The TOMBSTONES” here on Amazon and published by Raven South of Atlanta, Georgia.

Kim has been writing mysteries for some time and has a large reader fan base who enjoy all her books, as shown with the many Amazon 5-Star book reviews given by her reader’s and reviewers. Kim enjoys interacting and engaging with them all. One of her favorite things about writing is the traveling and research required to bring her novels to life. Her research has taken her to places such as morgues, death row, and midnight cemetery visits.

Kim and her husband have raised three successful grown children and have vested in and love retired greyhounds. They enjoy attending the many events held annually for them, as well as educating others about their need for great homes and what great pets greyhounds make after they retire from racing.

She is a college graduate of Saint Leo University, has a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Sociology, and now has become a career writer and author. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Between reading and traveling with her beautiful family, she will continue to write mysteries for some time to come for her avid readers.

You can learn more and buy Kim Carter’s books, learn updates, events, come follow her now on her Amazon Author Page.

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Presented By “Cat Lyon’s Reading and Writing Den”

 

 

BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Truth She Knew’-By Author, J. A. Owenby . . .

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ABOUT THE NEW NOVEL:

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.

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MY BOOK REVIEW:

Rating: 5 Stars
An Amazing Story Of Contemporary Fiction with a Message.

I was very excited to be picked to receive an early copy for an honest read and book review.

With that said, this book is painful, in-depth, and even though it is a piece of fiction, it comes with several strong messages.

One? Parents? Listen to your KIDS.

Two?
As a childhood sex abuse and parental trauma abuse survivor myself, I have to share I was at times when reading the abusive and explosive dysfunctional relationship between Lacey and Mama; it had transported me back in time to my painful teen years. Not a bad comment, this proves the author did her job as a writer well. As this is an exceptional look inside mental illness and will help many.

What takes place in this dynamic storyline is real and are serious topics. The way the author formed and wrote her characters, narratives and fiction storyline gives a hint she has been through something like this herself or with a loved one. It can be a daunting task and fine line when writing about topics like mental health & illness, addiction and recovery and others without the reader feeling lost or disinterested.

That does not happen in this book! It grabs you from beginning to end and makes you want ‘Book Two’ in this series ready to read NOW. It too is a love story and will make you feel like I did, on a roller coaster of emotions. The read made me giggle, shed some tears from the pains Lacey had, and so much more. That tells me the author as a “writer” did her job with “passion.”

An excellent read I Highly Recommend for all and especially women!

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J.A. Owenby’s Book is Available At These Locations:

Goodreads link http://bit.ly/28LFell

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cINkd2

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/29NX8DL

iTunes    http://apple.co/29LelKx

Kobo http://bit.ly/28RjthM

Visit her Author Website to learn all about the author:
www.jaowenby.com


AN EDITORIAL REVIEW:

A bittersweet story of young love independence and soul-crushing manipulation. Just as Lacey is finding herself in life, growing in independence, and finding the sweet taste of love for the first time, her mother’s claws grow tighter and more painful as if she were trying to choke the life out of Lacey and completely break her spirit. A confused Lacey tries to make her mother love her through trying to anticipate her mother’s moods and desires and doing everything she can to please her.

These attempts are futile because her mother’s actions become increasingly more insane and erratic.. At the same time, Lacey both loves and hates her mother. Lacy lives a double life, trying to be a normal young woman with her abundance of friends, at school, and at work; and then living a horrific life at home. I fell in love with Lacey’s character and with Emma, her true friend. The author, JAOwenby, does a superb job of developing the characters and mixing normalcy with insanity throughout the plot. On the one hand, Lacey is an adorable and lovable young woman, and on the other hand, she is the victim of craziness and mind-numbing manipulation at home.

Even though she lives in an out of control situation, Lacey is strong and she consistently tries to make sense of her life and to figure out the truth of what is really going on. Lacey must find her strength to break out of her family pattern and become the person she truly wants to be. This bittersweet story makes you cry, laugh, get furious, and ultimately you feel like you want to rescue anyone who is living like this. You end up cheering for Lacey and wanting the best for her. Lacey’s family could be your neighbors- normal on the outside and deep darkness on the inside. This compelling novel, The Truth She Knew, shines the light on the impact of mental illness on family members and makes you want to know more about what happens to Lacey next.  —Dr. Sheri Kaye Hoff, PhD., Professional Life Coach


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