COMING SOON: PURPLE HEARTS by Tess Wakefield

Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Beautiful and enigmatic Cassie is a struggling artist, working nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the mental and physical discipline of service after a difficult time in his life. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar will throw them together in ways that they’d never expect.

Cassie has been barely getting by financially ever since discovering that she has diabetes. Even with her basic insurance, she is drowning in medical bills. Added to her worries are concerns for her mother, who’s getting older and has no one else to look after her. So when she runs into old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: a marriage license in exchange for better insurance for Cassie, and Frankie will keep the increased paycheck he’ll get now that he has a “family” to look after. Frankie says he can’t help her because he has a girlfriend, but to Cassie’s surprise, Frankie’s annoyingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry her instead. Unbeknownst to Cassie, he desperately needs the money to pay off his old drug dealer from before he got clean.

The two of them make a pact: they’ll get married for a few months, make the money they need, and then get divorced when Luke has returned from duty and the time is right. But when a devastating injury overseas throws Luke back into Cassie’s life, they must make their marriage seem as real as possible to army personnel or risk being sent to jail for fraud. And sometimes, it’s hard to tell what’s real and what’s just pretend.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

When not producing fiction for young readers, Tess Wakefield works in Golden Valley, Minnesota as a copywriter, an amateur comedian, and a caretaker for several thriving plants. PURPLE HEARTS is her first novel for adults.

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Emily Bestler Books/Atria Books | ISBN: 9781501136498|
eBook: 9781501136504 | 288 Pages | Price: $16.00 US ($22.00 CAN) | On-Sale: April 25, 2017

Book Promo: The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce

The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce; What Lawyers Don’t Tell You


The journey of divorce is highly complex, and daunting. Sara A., speaker and divorce coach, wants to guide women to find courage and to think through the process better prepared and well-informed with The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce; What Lawyers don’t tell you (WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan).

“We know what you’re going through and what’s up ahead. We call it, ‘Divorce Dizziness,’” Sara A. says. “The discovery, the documents, the details and the delays. The dizziness will only last for a season. For most of us, of course, we never expected that life would bring us here. Unfortunately, sometimes, we find that divorce may come into our lives. Sometimes, life brings change.”

The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce includes sixteen chapters of clear, chapter by chapter guidance on topics such as Calendaring, Lawyering, Divorce Coaching, Documenting, Organizing, Protecting, Empowering, and Moving Forward. The Tools section covers “Over 25 Key-Areas of Concern” to be sure to consider, and “The 30 Most-Costly Mistakes” to avoid.

Sara A. is the founder of Divorce Buddys, and has been divorced twice. This book is not about Sara, and it is not intended to talk people through rebuilding after divorce. “This book has never been done before,” she says. “This book is to guide you through, with ‘insider-thinking.’ We think it through with you.” Sara A. provides valuable insight into selecting the best attorney, preserving the family nest-egg, limiting financial losses, and smart ways to cut billable hours and control the costly back and forth.

Following a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from The University of Texas, Austin, Sara built a resume of business development. With a heart to encourage, in 2012 she was inspired to launch Divorce Buddys, providing key information, wisdom and insight for women walking through the complex journey of divorce. She is a certified divorce coach. In 2015, she founded G.O., Gals Only, encouraging single women in a focused discussion setting with foundational truths, faith-based inspiration, outreach and community. In all her work, Sara A. is inspired to encourage women to “Put on Courage.” She is currently available for speaking engagements, radio interviews, TV interviews and meeting with individual clients.

For more information on Sara A. and her new book, please visit the website: http://www.DivorceBuddys.com

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The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce
What Lawyers don’t tell you.
WestBow Press, a division of Thomas Nelson and Zondervan
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What readers are saying about The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce:

“This book is a priceless resource for any woman facing the daunting challenges that the divorce process inevitably presents. Sara A. has done a superior job of writing a user-friendly, well organized guide….No woman needs to go through a divorce alone! With The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce, women now have a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that has the answers to all those questions that no one ever thinks to ask… until they are in the situation themselves!”

“If you are going through a divorce or even thinking about getting a divorce, I highly recommend The Smart Gal’s Guide thru Divorce. As a counselor, I give this book to any of my clients facing the challenges of a divorce.”

“…not only an easy read but very informative!  Sara has helped others by giving excellent examples of guidelines to follow…[and] great resources for outside help such as lawyers, counselors and websites for support.”

 

Lies and Love: Cleansing the Heart to Make Room for Radical Love

Lies and Love: Cleansing the Heart to Make Room for Radical Love (Higher Realm Publishing) is a deliberate approach to rid the heart of lingering issues that affect how you think, and limit your capacity to love and be loved. These heart issues or heart “chaos” as Vanessa calls it, includes feeling abandoned, angry, fearful, jealous, holding grudges, being sad, and even hating others. Vanessa says that this chaos will even lie to you, holding you hostage to your past, to keep you from walking in the fullness of who God created you to be.

“What is your heart story?” is the question Vanessa asks in Lies and Love as she shares her own victory over a chaotic heart that started with daddy issues and sexual assault as a teenager. For years, Vanessa questioned her self-worth until God got her attention with his hurricane winds of love and washed away every lie she ever believed. In thirty days, Lies and Love will help you identify your heart chaos, walk you through the cleansing process, and inspire you to receive and give love without limits. Vanessa says the key to unlock your breakthrough and healing is held up in your answer to the question: What is your heart story?

Vanessa D. Werts is an author, military veteran, and minister with a calling to speak value and honor into the lives of women. She has an abiding love to bridge the gap from people’s life experiences to the promises of God. Vanessa is a native of Birmingham, Alabama, and currently resides with her family in a suburb of Washington, DC.

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Kimberly N. Cabbagestalk, Senior Leader and Founder, Empowered Life Changers Ministries: “Lies and Love 30-Day Heart Cleanse, delivers the keys to enter into every chamber of the heart and liberate us from the enemies of love. As we journey through our heart stories, we discover that when we are honest with ourselves we can heal from the lies that have held us captive from experiencing the “radical love” we deserve. Author Vanessa Werts, guides us on how to conquer our past pains and debilitating mindsets  so that we can see ourselves through a new veil of faith and truth and become the channel of the Father’s love we were created to be.”

Book Promo ~ A Rainbow Bridge by Erin O’Quinn

A cop and a scholar find an unlikely bridge into another century—the age of Robert Burns—where they meet the man who was the inspiration for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, waiting for the gallows in 1788. Follow two lovers across a Rainbow Bridge spanning more than two centuries as they struggle to reconcile the convenient lies of history and the truth about their own conflicted relationship.

A Rainbow Bridge

Step back for a moment to September 30, 1788. At eight o’clock on the following morning, a man is to be hanged for the crime of burglary. The culprit, well known in the annals of Edinburgh history, is Deacon William Brodie. He’s so well known that there are at least two popular tourist spots on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile dedicated to his memory. He was also the model for Stevenson’s immortal “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”

History says he died on the gallows on October 1, 1788. But what is the real story? And how do two contemporary men fit into this re-telling of history?

The reticent undercover detective Thomas Fitzgerald is already deeply in love…with a man who has just met him in an “alternate reality.” Tight-lipped and uptight as he is, a confession is out of the question. And Burns, not quite the same man he fell in love with, is afraid that his caped hero may misunderstand his own “insta-love.”
How can two stubborn men find that elusive bridge that spans then and now and tomorrow? This is where quantum entanglement, a kind of time-travel, enters the story—the bridge that connects past, present and future.

Follow two 21st-century lovers across a Rainbow Bridge spanning more than two centuries as they struggle to reconcile not just the convenient lies of history, but also the truth about their own conflicted relationship.

This full-length novel is a stand-alone. But it’s also the culmination of six previous novellas, the Burns! Mysteries.

About the Author:

Erin O’Quinn sprang from the high desert hills of Nevada, from a tiny town which no longer exists. A truant officer dragged her kicking and screaming to grade school, too late to attend kindergarten; and since that time her best education has come from the ground she’s walked and the people she’s met.

Erin is contracted to Siren BookStrand until 2017. She also has her own publishing venue, New Dawn Press. Her works cover the genres of M/M and M/F romance and also YA historical fantasy.

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Book Promo: It’s Snowing in Hawaii by Mike Guardia & Melanie Stephens

New Children’s Book Says “Aloha” To A Blizzard … In Hawaii!  

 

That’s right kids, it’s snowing in Honolulu. Get ready to say “Aloha” to the first snowstorm Hawaii’s ever had. Written in verse and beautifully illustrated, It’s Snowing in Hawaii takes the reader on a magical journey through the snow-filled beaches of Honolulu.  With Hawaiian flannel shirts, bearskin hula skirts, and figure skating on Pearl Harbor, young readers will enjoy the silly rhymes of a Hawaiian snow day.

Mike Guardia is the renowned author of several history books, including Hal Moore and Shadow Commander.  However, being the father of two young girls has inspired him to write It’s Snowing in Hawaii – his first children’s book.  He currently lives in Texas.  Follow him online at http://www.mikeguardia.com.

Melanie Stephens is a distinguished artist and children’s book illustrator.  A proud mother of three, she currently resides in Virginia.

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It’s Snowing in Hawaii
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ISBN-13:  978-1-939688-15-6
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Book Promo: The (not so) Little Book of Surprises by Deirdre Hade & William Arntz

A Mystical Journey Into The Beauty
And Awe Of Life, And The Daily Power Of Transcendence Through Surprise

What is surprise in your life but an instant opportunity for transformation? A moment that can send you ascending into joy and wonder, or spiraling into deep thought and life-changing new awareness.

An eye-catching beautiful and whimsical book The (not so) Little Book of Surprises brings that home in—of course—surprising ways! A mystical journey into consciousness, an exploration of what touches our hearts, a glimmering reflection on nature and our selves, and a plea for becoming our better angels are just some of the touchstones in store for readers as they experience the poetic exquisiteness of this gem.

This rumination on surprise comes courtesy of William Arntz, the creator and producer who surprised, confounded and delighted with his remarkable film What the Bleep Do We Know!? Now he teams with his wife, internationally renowned spiritual teacher and poet Deirdre Hade and award-winning photographer Endre Balogh to create something else quite special.

The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is anchored with Hade’s visionary and lyrical poetry skipping lightly about over the stunning images curated by Balogh. Each breathtaking page creates an emotional resonance with the reader … using surprise as the doorway to transformation and transcendence. The images in the book are part eye candy/part soul candy. They pile on a sensory experience that mounts the sense of surprise page by page.

About the Authors

Deirdre Hade is a Modern Day Mystic. A spiritual adept since childhood she has spent her life communicating with the unseen. At sixteen her mother was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, it was at this time that Deirdre discovered the healing powers of light enabling her mother to live thirteen years longer than expected. As a member of the Transformational Leadership Council her wisdom has been cited, in Marci Shimoff’s Love for No Reason. Her work is taught by Jack Canfield, America’s Success Coach. Ms. Hade founded Radiance Healing and Meditation in 2007 as a system of mindfulness for our modern time, reaching thousands globally with her Radiance Pure Energy program. Years of deep study into the spiritual traditions combined with a direct perception of what those traditions were alluding to has given her the rare ability to imbue her written worlds with the wisdom of the ages: past, present, and future.

William Arntz began his professional career as a research laser physicist, developing wave optics simulators for high energy lasing systems. He then wrote a systems management software system called AutoSys. Embraced by Fortune 500 companies around the world, he sold his company and retired. Or so he thought…
After some months on the beach William became interested in disseminating some of the principles gleaned from his decades of spiritual inquiry to the general public. He realized he could satisfy a life-long dream and use the software proceeds to make a movie. That movie started its life as a small documentary about Spirit and Science, but grew in scope (and budget) and became What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Producing, scripting, and co-directing the film, What the BLEEP went on to become a global phenomenon, with well over 100 million viewers experiencing the BLEEP. The companion book to the film What the Bleep has sold over 150,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages.

Andre Balogh (Photography and Images) continues as an internationally regarded concert violinist. And through life’s mystery and surprise, they emerged as something else entirely, which makes them imminently qualified to bring forth a meditation in print on the gifts of surprise.

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For more information please visit: www.BookOfSurprises.com.

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Donna Karan, Fashion Icon, Philanthropist, Founder of Urban Zen:  “In the world of chaos we live in, Deirdre is the connector to your higher self. She has the ability to connect you to an energy and love that makes you available to inner states of peace.”

Book Promo: ~FREE e-book~ Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading – Holiday Stories and More

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’Tis the Season for Cocoa and Reading

Holiday Stories and More

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That Christmas Feeling – Tamara Philip; A Date With Mistletoe – Chelle Cordero; Jock Stewart’s Holiday Hilarity – Malcolm R. Campbell; Dead for a Night – Gwendolyn Jensen-Woodard; Esperanza-The Holiday that Wasn’t – Neva Squires-Rodriguez; Surprise in August – Charmaine Gordon; The Gift – Lauren Shiro.

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