Sunday, February 10, 2019

New Book release The Dogon Initiative by Lance & James Morcan

Release date on Amazon: Feb. 11 NZT (today).


US Intelligence recruits a team of foreign mercenaries. They are considered ‘deniable assets’ and go by the unlikely but somewhat prophetic name the Deniables. Their first mission is to repatriate one Moussa Diarra, an African exile, from New York back to his Dogon homeland in Mali, West Africa. The inspirational Moussa’s lifelong ambition is to save his Dogon people from extinction. Unfortunately, there are militant ethnic factions in Mali intent on preventing his return and exterminating his people. His fate is in the hands of the Deniables who, between them, have hard-earned skills honed in some of the world’s bloodiest conflicts. They need to call on all those skills if they are to complete the mission.
The novel highlights some of the many interesting myths and prophecies surrounding the fascinating Dogon people of Mali. In particular their unexplained knowledge of the invisible Sirius B white dwarf star, the rings of Saturn and other heavenly bodies, and their rumored links to the ancient Egyptians and the pyramids of Egypt.
The first six chapters of the novel can be viewed free of charge by clicking on the book’s cover image on its Amazon (Kindle) page.

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Book review: Read to Succeed by Stan Skrabut

5 Star review

I received the ARC Mobi from the author for an honest review.

What a remarkable book...filled with so many golden nuggets that you can not help but be inspired to read. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the part about the American Presidents and their reading habits, it inspired me, even more, to continue with my own reading habit. 

An avid reader myself this is the cherry on the cake book to endorse many readers to action. It inspires, guides and motivates you to be a better person - just because of reading. The author points out how all walks of life can benefit from reading and the many advances you have when you take time to read. Your skill is improved in every part of your personal and professional life. A "cheap" way to be equipped for your road ahead. 

This is not a book I will ever put away, it will stay on my Kindle in the first slot to continually refer to in my own life as a broadcaster where I speak to single women and as a blogger and motivational writer. As well as in my fiction writing it would be a brilliant referral book. 

The writing is superbly done and written in an everyday writing style so that the person in the street can understand. 

A must-have for every bookshelf. 

Currently free on Amazon

Friday, February 8, 2019

Announcing a new Book release Layla by DL Gardner

Twitter @DianneGardner


I was asked to introduce my new novel (Layla: Born at Night.) and how it came about. Always
Pic downloaded from Pinterest. 
there’s a story behind the story, and so too there is with this sequel to my YA adventure fantasy novels Ian’s Realm. The first 3 books have their own history that we won’t get into here except to say that we filmed a Proof of Concept Trailer in anticipation of a TV or web series. We’ll know more about that later.
The series has 5 books without counting Layla: Born at night. Books 1 – 3 are considered the Trilogy. Layla is book 3.1.
That in itself should raise some eyebrows but I’ll explain. Book 4 happens 8 years after the end of book 3. My fans were pretty much asking for more of Ian and Abbi and a continuation of their story.
I liked the idea of going back and filling in the gap. In all 12 of my published novels, Ian is one of my dearest characters. He begins the series as a 15-year-old boy missing his deceased mother and struggling to cope with life being an only child raised by a dad who is grieving. His father means well, is a hero in Ian’s eyes, but lacks the compassion that makes for a nurturing father. The two adventure through a portal that they created with a game engine and enter a world they later call The Realm. The trilogy is a coming of age for Ian and ends with him nearing adulthood. His girlfriend Abbi is a childhood friend and at the end of the trilogy they are just beginning to see each other in a romantic light.
Layla: Born at Night addresses a new challenge for Ian, one he’s never faced before. Abbi ends up returning to the Realm accidentally with Elisa, whom you see in book 2. Ian goes in to find them and, on his journey, he is lured into a web of forbidden romance, treachery, deceit and peril. He becomes a prisoner of his own making and endangers not only himself, but all of the world he holds so dear.
Part of growing up happens when we’ve reach adult hood and must learn to bridle our own desires for the sake of others. This is a tough one for Ian. It’s hard on him and I’m not going to tell you the ending, but I will say that book 3.2 and perhaps a couple more must now be written.
Also feel free to stop by my website to learn about my other books. There are some free short stories about the Realm also.
And to learn more about our Ian’s Realm film project, and even donate to get access to the short film you can visit here.


When Ian returns to the Realm in search of Abbi and Elisa he not only encounters the fiery dragon but falls prey to a lovely temptress and a wicked queen.

When Elisa's friend becomes a victim of a drive-by shooting, Abbi and Elisa seek a magical cure in Ian's shield but are accidentally transported into the Realm with no way back. Ian suspects their whereabouts and opens the long-ago-sealed portal to find them. His entry compromises the integrity of the seal of the portal which prevents the dragon from returning to the Realm. In his search for the girls, Ian falls into a trap set by a wicked queen whose goal is to capture Stenhjaert and use the dragon as a weapon in her war.  

Feb 9 is the party from 3 to 5


With a passion for a good wholesome story, Gardner dives into the adult and young adult fantasy genres. She is both the best selling author and an award-winning illustrator who lives in the Pacific Northwest, USA. Dabbling in screenwriting, she's won screenings and a trophy for some of her film projects and is in the process of production of a film adapted from her stories Ian's Realm.

She loves a tale that ignites imaginations, strengthens friendships, spurs courage and applauds honor. Though she targets her novels for young adults, her books are enjoyed by all ages. She believes a book should be good enough to pass down from one generation to the next.

D.L. Gardner is a columnist for the science fiction and fantasy publication Amazing Stories Magazine

My name is Finn Jupiter by Gareth Crocker has been released!

Releaseday 1549024015 copy 

Title: My name is Finn Jupiter
Genre: Young Adult Adventure
Author: Gareth Crocker
Release: 5th February 2019
Publisher: Fire Quill Publishing

Finn Jupiter lives in the idyllic mountain town of Victory, Colorado. She’s a smart, daring, and fiercely independent young woman. She also has a gift for seeing the small things that others can’t. Connecting lines that, for most, don’t exist. While happy to live out a quiet life, hiking and climbing in The Rockies, fate has other plans for Finn. Victory is about to become ground zero for one of the most shocking disasters in U.S. history. And when her father goes missing, a victim of the catastrophe, Finn is forced to make an extraordinary decision. A decision that will question everything she knows about herself. And about what she is truly capable of. 

About the author
Gareth Crocker’s debut novel, Finding Jack, was published in New York to international acclaim. It was translated into several languages and featured in eight volumes of Reader’s Digest Select Editions. It went on to sell more than a million copies in its various formats. On the back of Finding Jack’s success, Penguin Books signed Gareth to a three-book deal. Journey from Darkness was published in 2012 followed by Never Let Go in 2013. Gareth’s latest novel, King, has just been published. Writing is done at night, in a dark room, next to a small window.