Book Promo ~ Journey Through Fire and Ice

This is No Fairy Tale:
Newlyweds Face Happiness and Heartache During Alaskan Adventure

Journey Through Fire and Ice: Shattered Dreams Above the Arctic Circle by [Deanne Burch]

Journey Through Fire and Ice: Shattered Dreams Above the Arctic Circle is Deanne’s unforgettable memoir that gives new life to vivid memories that at one time she had hoped would fade.

It all began in the summer of 1964, when, at the age of 23, Deanne accompanied Tiger to the Inuit village of Kivalina, Alaska, a barrier island 23 miles above the Arctic Circle. Tiger was conducting a study of the natives, but Deanne, a naïve city girl, was completely unprepared for what she was about to experience.

In Kivalina, she lived on the edge of two worlds — the one she left behind and the one where she reluctantly participated in all aspects of the women’s lives. Skinning seals, cleaning and drying fish, and cutting beluga and caribou to store became her way of life. Plumbing, running water and electricity were not available. Loneliness was a constant companion until a few women befriended her.

During a span of six days, Deanne and Tiger narrowly escaped death during a camping trip, and Tiger suffered severe burns from a fire in their house. He spent three months in the hospital receiving treatment for seared lungs and horrific burns on his face and hands. His lungs never recovered from this ordeal.

When he was finally released from the hospital, he returned to the village with Deanne to complete the study. The life-threatening and harrowing experiences in Alaska transformed Deanne into a woman of strength who learned how to embrace challenge.

Over 50 years later, she remembers that young girl who left on an unknown journey that will live in her heart forever.

Author Deanne Burch was born and raised in Canada and attended the University of Toronto, obtaining B.A. degrees in liberal arts and social work. After the Alaska journey, she and her husband eventually settled in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, where they lived until his death.

Deanne spent 30 years as a professional international photographer who taught and lectured in the U.S. and Canada. She published several articles in photography magazines and journals. Since retiring in 2014, she devoted herself to writing short stories and children’s stories. Journey Through Fire and Ice: Shattered Dreams Above the Arctic Circle was published in March 2021.

For more information, please visit www.Deanneburch.com, or follow her on Facebook at @DeanneBurchAuthor.

CUSTOMER REVIEW:
Heart Warming Real Life Adventure: What an amazing tale of confidence building in a completely unfamiliar culture in the Arctic on an island among native people of the north as a newly wed! The author speaks to the reader as if she were relating her adventures and feelings face to face. ~ PAgardener67

Journey Through Fire and Ice: Shattered Dreams Above the Arctic Circle

Publisher: Authority Publishing
ISBN-10: ‏1949642593
ISBN-13: ‎978-1949642599

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Book Promo: The Dog Days of August

Two thousand miles apart, crimes are
committed targeting a famous geologist

WHY?

Unfortunately, people venture where they should not,
and their good intentions turn into bad results.

 

Charlie Guest is visiting the Grand Canyon with his wife, Sophia. As a geologist, he competes throughout the year with other scientists for grant money from the government and various charitable foundations. Charlie needs to expand his research by hiring more people and exploring new terrain. To do that, he needs to obtain a substantial part of the funding at this year’s conference in Las Vegas. In past years he’d done well at this conference. He had garnered seconds or thirds with the appropriate funding attached. His goal, of course, is a first-place award. It would get him the money he needs, along with prestige. On the way to Vegas, however, things happen that threaten his attendance and his life. What is happening, and why? What secrets are being kept, and who is keeping them? Hapless reasoning can end up getting people hurt, and good intentions can turn out poorly. On one of those hot, humid, and rainy days in August, events occur two thousand miles apart that threaten the lives of two families.

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AMAZON

 

Book Promo: Trapped On Talonque: (A Sectors SF romance)

Will an alien sleeping beauty awaken to save him, or destroy everyone around her?

When a Sectors Special Forces soldier and his team crash land on an alien planet, they’re taken captive and given a challenge–win at the violent ball game of sapiche and live. Lose, and they die, sending a mysterious, alien beauty to an even uglier fate. To survive, these soldiers must win the game and find a way to free the dangerous prisoner from her locked chamber.

Nate Reilly and his team are in deep trouble. Prisoners on a backward alien planet, they’re brought before an alien ‘goddess’, sleeping in her high tech seclusion. Nate is astonished when she awakes and establishes a psychic link with him. But her news is not good–he and his men must win a brutal challenge set by their captors, or they will die. She’ll give her aid, but in the end their courage and strength must win the contest.

Bithia sleeps in her chamber, as she has for thousands of years, since her own people unaccountably left her there. Viewed as a goddess by her captors, she must hide her ancient secrets to survive. But only the bravest of men may free her. Can she use her psychic powers to keep Nate and his men alive long enough to help her escape, or will her only hope of freedom die with them?

About the Author

  Best Selling Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance author and “SciFi Encounters” columnist for the USA Today Happily Ever After blog, Veronica Scott grew up in a house with a library as its heart. Dad loved science fiction, Mom loved ancient history and Veronica thought there needed to be more romance in everything. When she ran out of books to read, she started writing her own stories.

Veronica’s life has taken many twists and turns, but she always makes time to keep reading and writing. Everything is good source material for the next novel or the one after that anyway, right? She’s been through earthquakes, tornadoes and near death experiences, although nothing is as stressful as meeting a book deadline. Always more stories to tell, new adventures to experience–Veronica’s personal motto is, “Never boring.”

Enterprise “Crew Member” in the Official Audiobook of Harlan Ellison’s “The City On The Edge of Forever” Star Trek script

NASA Medal of Excellence

Romancing The Novel Hearts Through History Winner
National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award Winner
Golden Quill Award Finalist
Three Time SFR Galaxy Award recipient
Laurel Wreath Finalist

Past Treasurer for the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter of the Romance Writers of America.

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Book Promo: Landing Party: A Dinosaur Thriller by Rick Chesler

Landing Party: A Dinosaur Thriller

Book Review: Targets of Deception (Jordan Sandor Book 2) by Jeffrey S. Stephens

Targets of Deception

Ex-CIA agent Jordan Sandor races against time to prevent a worldwide terrorist plot in the page-turning thrilling prequel to Targets of Opportunity.

When Jordan Sandor resigned from active service with the Central Intelligence Agency, it was before September 11th, before the fall of Saddam Hussein, and before the world had so dramatically changed. He is reluctantly drawn back into action when a series of violent events leads him to suss out a new al-Qaeda conspiracy to initiate cataclysmic assaults with poison gas.

Sandor follows the deadly trail from New York to Florida to Paris and, ultimately, to the small town of Portofino on the Italian Riviera. Never sure who he can trust and who may be an enemy, Jordan relies on his experience, instincts, and skills as he risks his life to uncover plans for attacks against the United States and its allies. When Sandor discovers a rogue agent behind the plot, he realizes he is the one man who can prevent the catastrophe that could put the lives of millions of people at stake.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY:”An Iranian assassin arrives in Washington, D.C., with a secret and appears ready to defect to the CIA. Top agent Jordan Sandor has dealt with this assassin before and barely survived. When they meet, Sandor doesn’t believe a word he says. Still, Sandor’s superiors order him to follow the lead. The information points to North Korea, where terrorists are plotting a major attack on the U.S. (A deal seems to have been struck in which Middle Eastern terrorists will take the blame for the attack.) Sandor and his men arrive in North Korea for a preemptive strike, but it all goes bad, leaving some of his team members dead. Can the survivors both foil the attack and escape North Korea? This plot-driven, action-heavy thriller will appeal to fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor..”

Booklist Online

“The CIA agent with a reputation as a loose cannon relentlessly pursues a nebulous group of terrorists planning a major attack on the U.S. While it first appears the plotters are Iranians, Sandor’s investigation points to North Korea and Venezuela also being involved. A mission into North Korea results in the capture of a high-level government official as well as the death of one of Sandor’s team. When the terrorists initially attack in the French West Indies–a commercial jet is blown up and a secret communications post is destroyed–Sandor suspects these outrages are meant to distract from the main attack. He keeps following the trail, annoying his government bosses with his sometimes extreme methods, until he ends up off the coast of Baytown, Tex., where everyone except Sandor thinks the strike is going down. The explosive finale will leave readers more than satisfied.”

–Publishers Weekly

PRAISE FOR TARGETS OF DECEPTION:

“Jeffrey Stephens has arrived with a ripping, good yarn of intrigue that will keep you turning the pages all the way to its explosive ending.” — #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author Vince Flynn, PROTECT AND DEFEND

“Jeff Stephens is a writer to watch. His first book is a very solid, fast paced thriller that carries the reader on a globe-trotting adventure into the world of counter-terrorism. We will want more of CIA agent Jordan Sandor.” — Robert K. Tanenbaum • Bestselling author MALICE, COUNTERPLAY, FURY

“Jeffrey Stephens takes the reader on a fast-paced tale of international intrigue and suspense in this, his first novel. With a terrific lead character in Jordon Sandor, and many plot twists, I look forward to watching Stephens develop as a top-notch author.”

— Steve Alten, NY Times best-selling author of Meg and The Shell Game:

“MOVE OVER JASON BOURNE, I WANT JORDAN SANDOR! I not only enjoyed the book, but also liked the character of Jordan Sandor . . . there is humor and a very human kindness, too”

— romantictimes.com

About the Author:

A native New Yorker, Jeffrey Stephens now lives in Greenwich, Connecticut with his wife Nancy, where they raised their two sons, Graham and Trevor. Stephens is the author of the Jordan Sandor thrillers, TARGETS OF DECEPTION and TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY.

Rogue Mission: A Jordan Sandor Thriller
By Jeffrey S. Stephens
On sale April 26, 2016
Post Hill Press
ISBN: 9781618688132

Rogue Mission (Post Hill Press, April 26, 2016) takes readers on a mission more complex and with more at stake for Sandor than any he has ever faced. From Bermuda to the United Kingdom, from France to the deserts of Iraq, Jordan must face down villains both known and unknown, recognized and hidden, as he struggles to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people.

Needing help as never before, Sandor calls upon his usual group of talented associates, as well as top CIA analyst Beth Sharrow, a former lover still willing to risk her life and career to help Sandor. The action begins on the first page and does not end until the explosive climax.

Book Promo: AMBER: A Dane and Bones Origins Story, by David Wood and Rick Chesler

AMBER: A Dane and Bones Origins Story

by David Wood and Rick Chesler

They called it the Eighth Wonder of the World. For more than two hundred years, the world marveled at the fabled Amber Room. And then came the Nazis.

Since the second World War, one of the world’s most magnificent lost treasures has lain hidden, and it’s up to Navy SEALs Dane Maddock and “Bones” Bonebrake to find it again. Joined by Zara Leopov, their squad must follow the trail of clues from history in a perilous, action-packed race to find a treasure and unlock a deadly secret hidden in AMBER.

 

US kindle link:
http://www.amazon.com/Amber-Bones-Origins-Story-Maddock-ebook/dp/B0115KNE10/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top?ie=UTF8

Nook
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/amber-david-wood/1122258186?ean=2940152148237

Smashwords
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/557547

Kobo
https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/amber-16

Amazon UK
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amber-Bones-Origins-Story-Maddock-ebook/dp/B0115KNE10/ref=gryphonwood-20

Amazon Canada
http://www.amazon.ca/Amber-Bones-Origins-Story-Maddock-ebook/dp/B0115KNE10/

Amazon Australia
http://www.amazon.com.au/Amber-Bones-Origins-Story-Maddock-ebook/dp/B0115KNE10/

About David Wood

David Wood is a fan of all things historical, archaeological, mythological, and cryptozoological, and his writing blends all of these passions. When it’s vacation time, he passes on the exotic locales, preferring ruins, caves, Indian mounds, mountains, and sites of historical interest. David is the author of the Dane Maddock Adventures series, the historical adventure Into the Woods, and the young adult thriller The Zombie-Driven Life. When not writing, David co-hosts the ThrillerCast podcast. He and his family live in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

About Rick Chesler

Rick Chesler holds a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and has had a life-long interest in the ocean and its creatures. When not at work as a research project manager, he can be found scuba diving or traveling to research his next thriller idea. He currently lives in the Florida Keys with his wife, son and some fish. Visit him online at rickchesler.com.

A print edition will be available soon.

Movie Review: San Andreas

SAN ANDREAS

When the San Andreas fault triggers a magnitude 9 earthquake, a search-and-rescue helicopter pilot (Dwayne Johnson) must navigate the destruction from Los Angeles to San Francisco to save his daughter.

PG-13  |  114 min  |  Action, Drama, Thriller

Disaster film SAN ANDREAS has a pretty predictable story line with enough edge-of-your-seat tension to make you doubt its predictability. Dwayne Johnson is a real hero, he is completely human as well as an eye-catching hunk; he has really come a long way as an actor. Archie Punjabi as Serena the reporter shows genuine interest in her subjects and is instrumental in getting vital news out to the the devastated area. The visual effects were fantastic ~ see it in 3D if you can, you’ll feel as if you are there. As disaster movies go this one definitely gets 5 Stars5 Stars

By the way, some critics have lambasted the science behind the movie, I’m not a scientist, I went to see it to be entertained and it did that job very well.

~ Chelle Cordero

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Dwayne Johnson Dwayne Johnson
Ray
Carla Gugino Carla Gugino
Emma
Alexandra Daddario Alexandra Daddario
Blake
Ioan Gruffudd Ioan Gruffudd
Daniel Riddick
Archie Panjabi Archie Panjabi
Serena
Paul Giamatti Paul Giamatti
Lawrence
Hugo Johnstone-Burt Hugo Johnstone-Burt
Ben
Art Parkinson Art Parkinson
Ollie
Will Yun Lee Will Yun Lee
Dr. Kim Park