We Welcome Author, Harvey Castro MD, His New Release Titled “Success Reinvention” and a Book Review Spotlight.

Meet Author & Dr. Harvey Castro who’s been voted “Best Doctor” in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas of Texas. His new book release is garnishing ‘Rave Reviews’ on Amazon and GoodReads from readers while they are learning just how to reinvent their lives and career within SUCCESS!

So, who is this Medical Media Expert, Amazing Writer, and Business Entrepreneur? Let’s Meet Dr. Castro and learn more…

About The Author:

Dr. Harvey Castro is a critically acclaimed author and writer as well as a sought after medical media expert & speaker who shares his experiences and knowledge nationally and locally in the Dallas/Fort Worth areas. Born in Patterson, NJ, raised in Queens, NY, his first job was delivering the New York Times. At the young age of 16, Dr. Castro started his first business selling vitamins. Later he joined the US Army and became a dental assistant to help pay for his college education.

He attended Texas A&M and graduated with a BS/BA in Biomedical Science and Political Science. Castro went to Medical School at UTMB, Galveston, Texas. He began writing books for other medical students as a way to pay for his medical books. He went to Emergency Medicine Residency in Bethlehem, Pa., and started his own Heart vitamin company.

When arriving in Dallas/Fort Worth TX area, his first job was to create over 30 iPhone Andriod apps in health care, a speaker for ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) for health care applications. Then as a consultant for health care companies, he founded the ‘Trusted ER in DFW.’ Dr. Castro has always had a passion for helping others and is currently working on his MBA and looks to graduate in December 2020.

With his entrepreneurial spirit, the author has released a new self-help book titled ‘Success Reinvention,’ July 2020, and is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and GoodReads and shares many of his struggles and business lessons on how to be successful in both life and within one’s professional career.

When he’s not working, he enjoys traveling, cooking, reading true stories, non-medical books about business, and self-help improvement books as he’s intense about learning. He loves spending time with his family, especially with his four beautiful children, and his new pup, a french bulldog. He resides in the Dallas/FW area.

About The New Book “Success Reinvention”

No matter where you are in life, or what obstacle you are facing… Now Is The Time To Reinvent Yourself Within SUCCESS!

Success Reinvention will take you behind the scenes of one of the foremost thought leaders of our time. As an innovative entrepreneur, brilliant medical physician and visionary leader, Dr. Castro’s recipe for success will allow you to break through even the most difficult obstacles and set backs in life.

When you read this book and take action, you will find that your dreams manifest into reality, and your success is always in your control to invent and reinvent at every stage of your life.

Harvey Castro MD

Success Reinvention Coming Soon In AudioBook

Amazing Amazon Book Reviews: Now with 16 100% all 5-STARS, you know this book is well worth a read!

5000 years of wisdom / direction – get a copy immediately
Reviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
Verified Purchase — Fantastic book by a real person who had to achieve success without it being handed to him. He acknowledges the wonderful blessing he had of a determined mother and their faith in the Lord to shape his life. This book can help you get on ,or back on track, help you find what’s important to you, and hopefully leave a legacy you will be proud of.

Don’t hesitate- buy this book kindle or better yet hard copy now – you will not regret it.
Dr Barry Ungerleider
Emergency Physician
Inventor / Developer – Healthcare Products For Human Safety (USA)


 Remarkable Lessons with Impeccable Timing
Reviewed in the United States on August 8, 2020
Verified Purchase
The timing of the book launch was impeccable. It came at a time when I was feeling the effects of a series of life altering events. The tears flowed as I read through the chapters that unveiled the trials that Dr. Castro and his mother experienced.

I was intrigued as I learned how they both persevered using their struggles as the driving force to find and fulfill their purpose. This to me is the true definition of success. Reading this book and working through the lessons taught me to dig deep revealing my “why”. I now feel that I can infuse my goals with passion providing clarity for my vision.


Now Cat’s Review!

 An Inspiring and Moving Read!
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2020
Was happy to Beta-read the ebook for the author and was very moved by his stories …Don’t let the MD behind the author’s name fool you as this is not a medical book, but a beautifully written and well laid out step by step guide to living authentically and gain confidence while you accomplish your goals.

From humble beginnings, Dr. Castro shares his personal experiences and, at times, heartbreaking obstacles to overcome to get where he is today. Sharing some of the lessons learned and the wisdom gained, Castro has it all in this gem of a book for anyone to be motivated in reinventing your life! He shares the strategies and plans to attain them while achieving success!

It is the perfect time for this book during a pandemic as many may not be going back to the same jobs they had, so now is the time to use this book to make the changes necessary to move forward into something better.

If you read and follow what’s in this book? I’m sure Success Reinvention will GET THERE!


Another Special Book if you are a Med Student also by Dr. Castro MD and Jeffrey Gould MD now on Amazon!

Neurology for the Non-neurologist: Rediscovering Neurology
Are You a Med Student?

This book is intended to be a fun, short read of neurology, with the goal to present the many facts of the subject in an easy and relatable manner. The idea came to me during my morning rounds as a medical student, whereby I envisioned the ability to utilize a quick reference guide for neurologic exams and differentials.

The book points out some great pearls and unlikely “zebras” that we may not have heard of since medical school. It is basically cliff notes for fun and not for diagnosis, and a great review for medical students, residents or physicians. Medicine changes so often that this book should not be used for medical reference but rather as a medical review of the amusing facts from medical school days.

You can connect with Author, Harvey Castro, MD on social media and a visit to his website is must for all!

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“Welcome New Author, Kevin Coughlin & His New Books Now Released”


“We are so happy and proud to share our newest Author Spotlight and his two brand new book releases now on Amazon. We welcome Author and Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., DCC, DDVA, DLC, DD, NCIP, NCAMP, IMAC.  Why yes, that is a long title, but Kevin has worked hard to receive each and everyone in both life, education and in ministry. But the truth of the matter is, he is just a big giant Teddy Bear at Heart!”




Kevin is a firm believer of The 12-Step Program to recover and his first book (e-book format) titled; “If You Want What We Have: A Journey Through the Twelve Steps of Recovery” is a fantastic workbook and guide to help you get the most out of working your 12-steps. One thing Kevin and I have in common? Gambling Addiction. I was the addict, he is the “Fixer” of this addiction. We both are passionate about advocating, educating and informing the public about this hush, hush addiction. And we both are contributing recovery article writers for Addicted Minds & Assoc., which is how we met.

Here is more about Rev. Kevin Coughlin . . .

Reverend Coughlin is a Founder and the Director of New Beginning Ministry, Inc., an evidence-based, twelve-step residential addiction recovery program for adults that is accredited by the A.A.C.T.. Rev. Coughlin has helped thousands of people to change their lives over the past eighteen plus years. He is an Addiction Expert, Blogger/Writer at Addicted Minds and VIP Interventions, Sober Services, Inc., Contentwriters.com, Fromaddictict2advocate.com, Twodropsofink.com, small press, newspapers, magazines, websites, and he is a member of The International Association of Professional Writers and Editors.

Rev. Coughlin was the Editor in Chief for Joel’s House Publications from 1997 to 2005. He has been a Professional Associate member at Gemini Behavioral Health. He is a two-time World Champion and nine-time National Champion and State and National Record holder power lifter, a gentle giant who has championed many in his career. Most call him RevKev, they enjoy his lectures and workshops on addiction, recovery, and life. RevKev has been very successful with pastoral counseling and recovery coaching with both those addicted and their families. Reverend Coughlin has trained many recovery professionals that have interned at the ministry. RevKev is considered an expert on addiction and recovery. Many have utilized him as a consultant.

Rev… Coughlin is a member in good standing of the A.A.C.C., The American Association of Christian Counselors, The Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling, and The National Council on Problem Gambling, NAADAC, USAPL, and IAM Minister’s Fellowship, and The International Christian Coach’s Network. RevKev is also an internationally published poet and writer, mostly on Addiction and Coaching subjects. To date, he has had over five hundred poems published. RevKev is also the founder, CEO and President of Phase II Christian Coaching, LLC, the company operates structured assisted living homes for clients in recovery.

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Rev. Kev is also a Nationally Certified Recovery Coach and Anger Management Specialist, a Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coach, a Nationally Certified Christian Recovery Coach and Family Recovery Coach, and a Nationally Certified Gambling Addiction Coach, Nationally Certified Case Manager, Life Coach, an International Master Addictions Coach, Sexual Addiction Coach, Life Recovery Coach and Trainer. Rev. Coughlin is also a Nationally Certified and PA credentialed Interventionist.

RevKev also works with The Addictions Academy in Miami, Florida where he designing recovery coaching courses and manuals and is an instructor for the Academy and is now the Program Director. RevKev volunteered his services with Break of Dawn International, Inc. RevKev continues to further his education with The Light University, NAADAC and the Christian Coach’s Network taking several courses and webinars. The Reverend has been awarded Doctorates and Diplomate status: a Doctorate in Christian Counseling and a Doctorate in Divinity, a Degree in Life Coaching, in Domestic Violence Christian Advocacy, and a Ph.D in Philosophy in Psychology. He also has a BS and an MS in Christian Counseling.

He is Board Certified with DIT Seminary in Christian Counseling with specializations in Grief, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Family, and Developmental. He is a licensed Domestic Violence Christian Advocate, a licensed clinical Christian counselor, an AACT-DCU Associate Professor. He also is the Northeastern Vice President of the Administrative School Board. Rev. Coughlin is also President of the Board of Directors for DIT Seminary in Miami, Fla. Dr. Coughlin was approved as Provincial Superintendent this fall and will be sworn in as a Bishop in the spring of 2016 by the Evangelical Christian Church. Rev. Coughlin is in charge of addiction services for DIT Seminary’s Coaching services. Rev. Coughlin recently released a new book on the twelve- steps of recovery and another on Spirituality, both on Amazon.com, and will soon be releasing his third book.
Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. is now the Editor in Chief at Addicted Minds which was founded by owner and CEO Matthew Steiner. http://www.addictedminds.com


(The Power Lifter and Addiction Recovery Expert! Dr. Rev. Kevin Coughlin)

Kevin sure understands the importance of the internet and how it has changed the face of addiction and recovery! And he is all over the internet both on social media, writer, and does radio shows and online interviews Truely? I have no idea where he finds the time to do all that he does. I know it is a deep-rooted desire to help others from addiction I am sure of that. Here is more about both his new book releases available in The Kindle Store on Amazon.com.

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“If You Want What We Have ~ A Journey Through the Twelve Steps of Recovery.”

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. You can find out more about New Beginning at http://www.newbeginningmin.org.
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.
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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. We found that this process was a spiritual program of action, based on spiritual principles. New Beginning Ministry in Beach Lake, PA. has been our labor of love, born out of addiction. You can find out more about New Beginning at http://www.newbeginningmin.org
I felt it was my obligation to share what I have learned over the past 47 years about addiction recovery, spirituality, 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, spirituality, 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 spiritual 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 spirituality changed and saved my life!

This amazing workbook/ manual will aid you on your journey as you walk in the sunlight of the spirit. My personal website is Rev Kev’s Recovery World

I hope you enjoy My World of Recovery! If you come from another World, there is always more room in this one!




So where can you connect with Rev. Kevin Coughlin, Author? On the links below:

Website: Rev Kev’s Recovery World
Facebook: My Facebook Page
Goodreads: Lets Connect on Goodreads
Join My Facebook Group: FB Addiction/Recovery Group
FB: REV Kev The Addiction Expert
LinkedIn: Connect with me on LinkedIn
GROUP On Google+: My Group: The Recovery Community Family and Friends
My Google+: Rev. Kevin Coughlin
Recovery Author Spotlight Presented By ~ “Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions” 

“Lyon Book Promotion Welcomes~New Author Steve Hauptman”


“I know all my readers are already wondering about this book just by the TITLE right?
It is the brand new book release by Author, Steve Hauptman and it is all about CONTROL! And how we need to just stop trying to control everything in and around our lives.”
And I know book bloggers and book reviewers are going to love this book and want to interview Steve as a guest author on their blogs. He has a funky kind of wit and humor about the human condition, as it shows on both his blogs and proves this fun fact right here on Monkeytraps: Were All Monkeys On This Bus . . .

This is a blog about the oldest human addiction: control.”

A Wee Bit More About The Author:

What you may not know about Author, Steve Hauptman, likes politics, psychology, cooking, literature and reading good books. He enjoys living in Rocky Point, New York and this is his first book release. Steve is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years.

He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.

A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blogs Monkeytraps: A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey . . .  What is this blog about? Steve say’s:


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A Monkeytraps reader once asked me to explain what Bert — this odd gumdrop-shaped gorilla — stands for.

“He’s my inner monkey,” I wrote back.  “He stands for the part of me that tries to control stuff.”

He stands for that part of you, too.  🙂

Steve’s Fav Quote?  “The more control you need, the less control you have.” (by me) …LOL

About The Book:

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(click book to buy from Amazon)

Something’s missing from your life. This much you know.

But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?

This book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:


It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages, and dysfunctional parenting.

In this book you’ll learn:

  • Why everyone is addicted to control
  • How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
  • How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them

Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.

Here are a few book reviews already coming in for Steve’s fantastic book already and what they like about it. His book is available on Amazon online in both paperback and e-book!

Awareness of the issue
Format: Kindle Edition

“Steve / (Bert) really drills down to the one “addiction” we can all associate with (unless you’re in denial). Control.

Speaking for myself; I have always wanted what I want and when I wanted it. But how can we control anything? To a large extent we can’t; we’re really mostly powerless, which leads to so many of societies and individuals social, financial, sexual, etc. ….. problems.
This book will not solve these issues or your own compulsive and controlling behavior. It will, however, make you keenly aware of where humans (not monkeys) are using such behavior. Once you are aware” ………

A Mind Opener
Format: Kindle Edition

“LOVE THIS BOOK! Well written, concise and very insightful. Think anyone would benefit from reading it – and it’s very easy to read. Really glad I found Steve’s blog, and grateful he put all his thoughts together in book form. If I could, would give Monkeytraps more stars than five!!” **********

So where else can you go connect with New Author, Steve Hauptman? On his social media links listed here:

His Book: Monkey Traps Now On Amazon
Goodreads: Connect on Goodreads ~ GR Author
Twitter:  Follow on Twitter with Steve
Facebook: Yes, Steve is on Facebook

Guest Author Spotlight Presented By ~ “Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions of Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon” 


“Lyon Book Promotions Welcomes Alcohol Expert & Author, Scott Stevens”


“Readers, you all are in for a treat today as I am Honored and Happy to Welcome Author, Scott Stevens and his addiction and recovery collection of award-winning books about alcoholism. He even has a helpful new App he made, How Cool Is That?”

So lets learn more about Author, Scott Stevens and his books, which
includes a new release and make sure you go visit the app below!
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(Now Available on Amazon & Barnes and Noble)

So where do I begin? Scott and I just met not to long ago. We both are contributing writers for a fantastic Treatment Directory at Addicted Minds  . . . The founder, Matthew Steiner introduced us through LinkedIn. He was interested in help with his book promoting efforts and? BAM!! I work for him now! LOL.

Now seriously, he is a fantastic writer and he shares his knowledge of alcoholism, recovery and message through YouTube as well here: #66 Video On Alcohol & Recovery … So lets learn more about this “man of mystery” and his newest book release.

Scott Stevens

About The Author:

Scott is not only author an award-winning author, he works as the ‘Director of Marketing’ at The Manor in Wisconsin. The Manor in Wisconsin   represents luxurious substance abuse recovery.

“It’s not just our unparalleled and scenic location, but the true luxury is in the care each guest receives. Personal recovery. Luxury care. The Manor.”

In addiction to working for The Manor and A former mutual fund industry executive, Scott blends wit, journalistic objectivity, blunt personal dialogue and no-nonsense business perspective to his three books he has managed to write within his busy life. His books, 2010’s “What the Early Worm Gets,” 2013’s Indie Book Awards finalist, “Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud” and 2015’s “Adding Fire to the Fuel,” his newest offering. He regularly addresses conferences around the country — including the REEL Recovery Film Festival — on the latest trends in the field of alcohol use disorders.  He is a 2015 SAMHSA Voice Award nominee.



Scott is a journalist, posting regularly on health and alcohol issues for online news services and is a founding influencer at the world’s largest medical portal, HealthTap. Many popular alcohologists on air and on bookshelves have stellar credentials, but few have had to eat their own cooking. Stevens blends his stunning personal 86-proof-two-liters-a-day story with thorough research into alcoholism, sobriety, relapse and recovery. But Scott will be first tell you that his time with his kids comes first. . . And, if that wasn’t enough?

His life experiences, Scott has met seven Presidents of the United States, flown with the Navy’s Blue Angels, piloted a Los Angeles Class nuclear submarine and driven a NASCAR at 140-mph on a one-mile oval.

I’m tired already! What a busy life to be of recovery service to others. That is how Scott helps others in recovery and reaching out for understanding about alcoholism.

Lastly, Scott the football fan and avid golfer, he holds a Master’s in Public Affairs Journalism from the University of Illinois – Springfield, he lives in the Midwest with his children.

(Author Scott Stevens & The Kids) 

About His New release:Product Details
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“A not-so-silent thief makes off with $226 billion, every year, robbing the economy, flooding hospitals, clogging courts. And landing million-dollar spots in the year’s biggest televised sports events.“It” is alcohol. Not terrorism. Not obesity. Not cancer or diabetes or Ebola or any other disease. It’s alcohol. We’ll spend more to combat these other scourges that cause less turmoil and financial damage while alcohol rules the roost, the clubhouse and the corner office.

The third-leading cause of preventable death and illness stays under the radar because of good advertising and bad stigma. Its purveyors are proclaimed as charitable kings. Those who use it and discover alcohol has health and social consequences, are labeled as villains, kill-joys, weak, weird, or morally off.

The stigma of alcohol use disorders, treatment and recovery keeps the discussion of what alcohol does to you behind the wishful-thinking-driven chatter about what it does for you. The tipping point has passed. The status quo: No longer sustainable or acceptable.

Adding Fire to the Fuel examines:
How families and communities feed public and self-stigma even while the stigma holds them back; How stigma has become a barrier to many who want help; How to hang on to sobriety in a pro-alcohol world; And how PANonymous alcoholics will reduce stigma more than all the protests combined.”

Now where can you connect with Author, Scott Stevens? Well just about everywhere on social media! That’s where. LOL, and here a just a few places to do just that.

On both his fantastic websites:  The Alcohol Author ~ Scott Stevens
And on BlogSpot Video Series Author, Scott Stevens ~ Health Journalist


And Connect with Scott at these Fine Social Media sites below. . .

Scott’s video’s each week: Scott’s YouTube Video’s
Add Me To Your Google+ Circle
Follow Me On GoodReads
Connect With Scott on Twitter
All My Books & Amazon Author Page
Go “Like” his Facebook page.
Addicted Minds Writer ~ Alcohol Author


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About The Book ~ Silver Lining

Nine out of ten people who quit drinking relapse at least once. “Every
Silver Lining Has a Cloud” shows why it’s not just once… without
pithy slogans or trademarked solutions. From the author of “What
the Early Worm Gets,” a startling book defining Alcoholism, here’s a
book explaining how and why relapse happens, how to hold it at bay
and why every American should care. Sobriety is a state of illness and
its symptoms, left untreated, lead directly to lapse. Addressing the
Symptoms of Sobriety is essential.
Why would any sober Alcoholic return to the misery?
What are the Symptoms of Sobriety and how do Alcoholics and non-Alcoholics guard against them?
What four overlooked stressors trip up recovery?
Can you hit bottom sober?
The narrative dashes along peaks of anger, joy, desperation, relief and
hope interspersed with solid data on the disease and guidance for
avoiding relapse traps.
It’s not enough to just stop drinking. . .

Now that I have shared just about all you need to know about this fantastic writer and author?
Here are a few Amazon Book Reviews of how much readers have enjoyed about Scott’s books.

Amazon Reader Reviews:

Scott Steven’s extremely readable “Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud” is SUCH an important work! Powerful, clearly written, enormously informative, this book taught me not only about the emotional rollercoaster an alcoholic takes, but also about the chemical science of alcoholism, which basically stacks the genetic biochemical deck against him or her.

Scott also goes into Al-Anon, the legal system, and the futility of incarceration programs as well as how dysfunctional families play such a large role in alcoholism. Peppered throughout the book are well-versed truisms and great chapter opening quotes, which I personally thought added an extra punch to it all. And lest you think this book is like so many other self-help books, filled with one unprovable case study after another, here, every eye-opening statement or life example is backed up by worthy sources. A true find for everyone!
HIGHLY recommended!

Another Amazon Reader:

“Scott Stevens has again written another very powerful and necessary book. The stigma attached with being alcoholic or recovering alcoholic is overwhelming and Scott explains and goes far to share what needs to be done to erase that stigma.

Scott’s statistics, research, and facts in Adding Fuel are awesome and very useful … especially for people like me who work with people and families who are dealing with alcoholism. There is no room for blame or shame and certainly no labeling when it comes to people who are in recovery. I have never seen those things work for anyone. Many people do want to get sober or clean but, the fear of being “found out,” keeps them from taking the first step into recovery. I truly wish I could get this book into the hands of every teacher, doctor, rehab in the world. It is an eye-opener and it left me feeling hopeful. Thank you again for writing this Scott.”
Highly Suggest This Book!
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I hope you enjoyed another Guest Author Spotlight here on Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions. We are very happy and honored again to have Author, Scott Stevens here as part of our Fine Authors here!


Happy Holiday Reading Friends & A Blessed Christmas!
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon of Lyon Book Promotions



Lyon Book and Social Media Promotions Welcomes Author, Vinnie Sorce and His New Book ‘Jersey Justice.’

Hello and Welcome Readers,



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I am happy to welcome Author, Vinnie Sorce to our promoted authors lineup here on my book promotions blog. This man of mystery, and the prolific writer of his new book release titled; Jersey Justice is now available on Amazon and Smashwords Books online. He is getting some wonderful book buzz already!

Vinnie and I have seen each other on many social media sites, as he caught my attention with his fabulous sense of humor, which is something we have in common. I also found that he lives in the same state I do in Arizona, USA.  However, he lives in an area of our state that is a wee bit cooler than where I live.

So, Vinnie reached out to me about how I could help him promote his new book, and of course I got right to work doing a little research about this mystery man, and here is what I have learned. I’m honored to have him here as part of our “Family of Authors!”

About The Author:

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Visit his Amazon Author Page

Vinnie Sorce is an *award-winning* author/writer debuting his first book release.
He’s been a writer for over ten years, selling articles and short stories along with blogging.

He lives in Chino Valley, Arizona with one remaining child that hasn’t escaped out of the house yet. Enjoys his kids. He likes to read, watch too much TV, wear his heart on his sleeve, and over-examine situations that haven’t occurred yet.

Oh, and he eventually wants to save the world. No super powers are making that a difficult job, though.

“Now, when I say award-winning, I mean an award I made up and gave to myself. It was a beautiful ceremony. I cried.”

He enjoys writing fiction packed with action & thrills. His book is already receiving 5 Star Amazon book reviews . . .

About The Book:

That night—I still have nightmares. It happened so quickly, so effortlessly. Walking to our cars in the far parking lot one fall night, we were jumped from behind. Eric hit the pavement quickly with a gash on his head. Blood trickled down his ear and he was dazed. I looked up to see the attackers. One was a large Puerto Rican kid, over six feet tall, who had hit Eric on the head with a piece of pipe.

Even in the chilly air, he was wearing only a black muscle t-shirt and jeans. An American flag bandana covered his head and a diamond stud decorated his left ear. A snake tattoo on his right arm completed the picture. His accomplice was an overweight black man of medium height with no distinguishing features. He wore a Yankees cap and a black leather jacket. His pants were riding low, and his boxers showed in the rear. I didn’t know what kind it was, but a gun of some sort was stuck in his waistband.

As they came at me, I just stood there, frozen. I wasn’t terrified like I thought I should be. My breathing was calm and easy, my eyes focused on the six-footer first.

I was angry.

I was sick and tired of the world being this way for me, and for others like me. It had finally become time to fight back. The attacker raised his club, but he was too slow. I kicked him in the knee and heard a loud pop just before he let out an ear-piercing scream and fell hard to the ground.

I grabbed for the club and gave his buddy some unexpected dental work before he could even reach for his piece. He dropped to his knees and then fell face first to the pavement unconscious.

I felt under Tubbo and removed his weapon. I’d never held a gun before. It molded to my hand like it had always belonged there. Suddenly—I felt like I should never be without it again. The feeling was overwhelming and calming at the same time.

Without thinking twice, I stepped behind my unconscious mugger and fired two shots into the back of his head. It was easy, no remorse at all. I couldn’t believe how simple it was. The Puerto Rican kid tried to get up and run on his shattered knee after he saw this, his eyes wild with fear. He didn’t get far. Two shots to the back of his head made it a very short trip.

What had I done?

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My name is Jimmy Vincent;

I “fix” things.

Some people think I’m in the Mafia; I’m not.
Some people think I’m a hit man; I’m not.
Some people think I’m crazy.

They’re right.

I live in Jersey. I was brought up on a strict diet of sarcasm, bullies, and being a disappointment to my father.

I help people who can’t help themselves. I’ve turned my bullied past into a one-man private army of retribution for the silent majority, too afraid to speak.

A scumbag I helped put away eight years ago has come home to roost and to take me down for revenge. To complicate matters, my baby sister, Carmen, unwittingly got involved by marrying (her fifth time) into the problem and not knowing her new husband was a Miami drug lord who she stole ten million dollars from. Oh, and she shot his brother. Double oh, she brought the money, and the gun, to me. Did I mention she was blonde?

My dearest childhood friend Marci has been by my side since 7th grade. Until now, we’ve always remained just friends, but one small slip (translated: we hit the sheets) during the chaotic events following Carmen’s return changed the rules. Had I fallen in love with her while I wasn’t looking? If that was the case, I’d have to stop almost getting her killed so often.

I have to save my sister, save me and possibly save a new relationship.

What the hell? It’s just another day in Jersey  .  .  .

Jersey Justice, By Vinnie Sorce Available now on Amazon & here on  Smashwords Books

Now my readers know I only ask a few questions of my Author Guests. And of course I’m no ‘James Lipton’ of the Actors Studio, but here is how Vinnie answered my questions . . .

1.) What made you decide to become a writer and published author?

“Well, to be honest, at first it was money. We were moving cross-country from Jersey to AZ and I was going without a job. I was reading Janet Evanovich at the time and I said to myself, “I can do this.” Of course it’s not easy or a money-maker, but I fell in love with my characters. Now I just feel like I have all kinds of things to say that I just want to keep going.”

2.)  What do you enjoy the most about writing?

“The creating, being able, literally, to make anything I want.
The lines that make me laugh or cry. The passages that I share with another writing friend because I know she’ll send back, “I love that!”

3.)  What book are you reading now?

“I am reading Devil’s Gate by Clive Cussler. I tend to not read new books because they’re just so darn expensive. I get my books for a quarter at the library, so I’m always behind.

5 Stars for such descriptive, exciting writing style!

August 5, 2015

I love how Vinnie’s personality seeps through into his writing. I feel as though I “Know” him, and I think that is the mark of a very talented writer. Or maybe it’s not even his personality. He very well may be a shy little gentleman who would never say the f-word. Either way, I Felt like I knew the writer and that’s what ever reader wants from a book. It’s the reason we will buy absolutely anything written by JK Rowling or George RR Martin.

Because we feel like we know them just from reading their completely fictional works. Anyway, I almost docked him a star because of umm…”unsavory language” but I figure it’s not his fault I’m a Christian mom so I won’t punish him for it! Ha! Anyway!!! Absolutely wonderful read!! Action, excitement….it does have “adult themes” & “adult language” just a little warning or heads up.
But I loved it and I Love Vinnie Sorce!!
He’s got a fan for life right here! 🙂 and can’t wait to read more from him! . . . .

Action Soaked Silliness!   5 Stars!

August 11, 2015 By: Matt

With tongue firmly planted in cheek author, Vinnie Sorce welcomes us to the world of “Jersey Justice”. This is a novel for those looking for a mental vacation, a chance to step away from their own lives and immerse themselves in a world where existence is a thin veil between a cartoon and reality.

The lead character, Jimmy Vincent, is a caricature, not to be taken seriously but a compilation of some of man’s worst traits somehow fused with a soul seeking justice for those who have been betrayed by society. Surrounded by a myriad of extreme characters from his slutty sister, moronic mafia sidekick, best friend girlfriend, and other bizarre manifestations of humanity we are guided by his narration through action packed twists and turns and bedroom romps that are a hybrid between classic Raymond Chandler gumshoe novels and today’s Hollywood heroes. However there is no time to ponder anything deep here, and the author clearly has not written the book with that in mind, instead it is a getaway from reality that is being offered here and for those who enjoy action soaked silliness they will find themselves drowning in it! . . .

You can find and connect with Author, Vinnie Sorce all over social media, so come connect with him!

Twitter: vinniesorce
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His Blog: https://vinster82.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14154253.Vinnie_Sorce_Author
About.me  https://about.me/vinniesorce.author

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