Monday, March 30, 2015

What Do You Do? by Joel Comm #IndieBooksBeSeen @joelcomm


Joel Comm…


is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator. An expert on harnessing the power of social media and mobile applications to expand your brand's reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode their business.






So, What Do You Do?


Every person has been created by God with a set of unique passions, talents, skills, abilities, personality and presence which makes them completely unique from anyone who has ever, or will ever, live.  When you are doing what you were made to do, you have the opportunity to positively impact the people and world around you.

Unlike many books which highlight the "gurus", So What Do You Do?  Discovering the Genius Next Door with One Simple Question puts the spotlight on the unsung heroes; the everyday person; your neighbor; each of which has a special expertise which is demonstrated in their vocation or hobby.

From exceptional parenting and exciting adventure travel to growing a thriving business and dealing with issues of personal growth, So What Do YOU Do? will take you to new places and inspire you to share your genius with the world.
In this book, you will discover forty-six unique geniuses who are incredibly passionate about what they do, including:
·        The physician who gives of his time and money to bring medical care to the poorest of the poor in India (page 1)
·        The network radio programming executive who helps regular people convey their message through podcasting (page 71)
·        The entrepreneur who had the courage to walk away from his J.O.B. so he could encourage others to do the same (page 163)
·        The senior citizen who finds something to celebrate in the most mundane parts of daily life (page 23)
·        The woman whose knowledge of gold and silver helps people make the most of their investments (page 172)
·        The pastor who makes it his mission to minister to other pastors, the most overlooked people in the church (page 33)
·        The salesman who is more interested in the customer than in making the sale, paving the way for everyone to win (page 180)
·        The blogger who travels the country training other bloggers to be smarter at what they do (page 111)
·        The stay-at-home mom who passionately pursued mentors and published a book encouraging patriotism (page 121)
·        The former classroom teacher who pursued her own internet business and now trains others to succeed online (page 10)
·        The artist who discovered that his creations could inspire people to find their own "a-ha!" moment (page 76)
·        The parenting coach who helps parents look past their own preconceptions to raise their child to be healthy (page 135)
·        The teacher from the Bronx who inspires young people to follow the road less traveled and be all they can be (page 126)
·        The seventy-something year-old grandmother who travels the world and shares how others can do so on a budget (page 14)
·        and many, many more!



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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. She enjoys history, aviation, writing, and romance. In addition, she enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined.  Author K. Meador has multiple published books which are available in paperback, eBook, audio and Spanish, French and German.  Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 




Friday, March 27, 2015

Sister Christian by Lisa Beth Darling #IndieBooksBeSeen @LB_Darling



Lisa Beth Darling…


is never one to shy away from the less pleasant things in life, indeed she believes that it is in the Darkness where Character is created, determined, and defined. Lisa's heroes and heroines have their love tested by demons from within and without. Writing with a passionate flare and unflinchingly venturing where other writers dare not tread, Lisa creates novels filled with heart stopping action, gripping drama, nail biting suspense, and hot steamy sex. This is Dark Erotic Romance at its gritty best. Therefore, ALL FICTION works are intended for Members of A Mature Adult Audience who love to submerse themselves in the rich seduction of worlds full of love, lust, rage, redemption, obsession, betrayal and madness. They are not intended for the faint of heart or those who enjoy a sweet read.



Genesis (Sister Christian) Volume 1:



A Very Different Kind of Love Story Doctor Richard Mason, borderline alcoholic, drug addict and jaded loner, has just discovered he’s adopted. If that wasn’t enough to shatter his personal reality he’s also ‘inherited’ his physically & mentally challenged sister, Hannah Rice, a girl he hasn’t seen since he was in high school. Along with a 3.5 million dollar trust fund, Hannah comes with some very dark family secrets. Mason is world-renowned for healing bodies but is woefully lacking when it comes to the human heart. In his attempt to save his sister she may just end up saving him.

This is NOT a "Christian" or "Religious" novel/series Although suited to a general audience, this novel contains some adult themes. Reader Discretion is Advised.


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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. She enjoys history, aviation, writing, and romance. In addition, she enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined.  Author K. Meador has multiple published books which are available in paperback, eBook, audio and Spanish, French and German.  Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 




Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Invisible Stains by Jeannie Frazer #IndieBooksBeSeen @JeannieFrazer


Author Jeannie Frazer:



Roaming the world combined with her creative flare has made Jeannie Frazer a natural story teller. Jeannie grew up in Perth, Western Australia and after struggling through school, she eventually found out when she was 42 that she had dyslexia.

She escaped to the wheat belt area of Western Australia to become a jillaroo. She drove a big brand new tractor, which she couldn't believe the farmer put in her hands. In her spare time she was a nanny for all the local children.

Returning to the city she worked as an accounts clerk and receptionist but had wanderlust in her veins and couldn't settle. This took her overseas to the UK, where she worked as a nanny for affluent families. Following one of the families to Sydney, Australia to work as a nanny, she met and married her husband. She now has two children. After living in Sydney for 12 years she relocated to Melbourne, Australia, which she now calls home.

Being a full-time mother was most important to Jeannie and with running the household, helping with her husband's media company and perfecting her writing skills, she has her hands full. Jeannie still does all of those things but now has written and published her first book Invisible Stains, a fictional psychological drama.

About Invisible Stains:


Every daughter wants a mother’s love, protection and trust. Claire Hatfield learns early in life that she can’t get these things from her mother, Janis. When Janis fails to protect Claire from the abuse of her evil stepfather, and accuses Claire of lying about what happened, their tenuous bond is broken. 

Claire’s troubled adolescence is tainted by shock deaths in her family and the frequent changing of homes and schools that Janis’s unsettled lifestyle forces on her. Finally, when Claire is seventeen, a job on a remote rural property allows her to escape her mother’s physical clutches, although her emotional ties will prove much harder to break. 

As she grows and matures, Claire treads a bumpy and at times treacherous path through romantic entanglements, until a chance meeting with a psychic leads to a startling discovery. Is Claire’s destiny to be forever shackled to her troubled past? Or will she find the love and empowerment she needs to conquer her demons and finally break free? 


Invisible Stains is a gritty and heart-wrenching psychological drama, as tragic as it is inspiring, that moves from the red dust of outback Australia to the enchanting boulevards of Paris. 


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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. She enjoys history, aviation, writing, and romance. In addition, she enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

Please leave a comment on this blog and share if you are so inclined.  Author K. Meador has multiple published books which are available in paperback, eBook, audio and Spanish, French, and German.  Thank you. Your support is truly appreciated. 


Monday, March 23, 2015

Wodke Hawkinson: Sue @WoodkeHawkisnon #IndieBooksBeSeen


About the Authors: 

Wodke Hawkinson is the name under which writing duo PJ Hawkinson and K Wodke release their co-authored works. Wodke Hawkinson's multi-genre style gives the readers a rich and varied experience.

With twelve books published, you are sure to find something right up your reader’s ally. Upcoming projects include a variety of short story singles, a fourth volume/collection of short stories, and a fantasy novel.

About Sue:

Sue Cox had been lured into a bizarre relationship with Zeke, a man whose stunning looks hid a demented mind. She had left town with him on a road trip and nearly lost her life in the process. She was saved from death at the last minute by a private investigator, Will Falstaff, whom her parents had hired to find her and bring her home. But, Zeke was still out there.

In this sequel to the novel, Zeke, Sue begins her long recovery. Melvin, the young assistant to Will, is hired to escort her, a precaution in the event Zeke returns to finish the job. Though Sue does not want protection, she gradually grows to trust Melvin even as she learns to be more self-reliant. With the help of her psychiatrist and the loving support of her parents, she works through her tangled emotions and begins to clear the brainwashing from her mind so she can rebuild her life. She vows to never be a victim again. But, Zeke has other plans. . . 


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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her aviation job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area. She writes for both adults and children and is an avid supporter of Indie Books.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. 

Website



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scribbler Tales....reminds me of the Twilight Zone...read on...#IndieBooksBeSeen

To whom it may concern: 

There is a new set of tales out and about, penned by a scribbler who is well-known and loved and even hated on by the trolls. 

As an Indie author who supports Indie authors - or scribbler - in this case, I wanted to introduce to you: Scribbler Tales Volume 1 - 3. (4 and 5 are on their way!) Each book is available in paperback, audio, and ebook. 

Scribbler Tales is a unique mix of genres in one anthology rich with tension, humanity and genuine emotion. Unconventional settings and unexpected twists are bound to leave you pondering long after you close these books. 


Scribbler Tales Volume 1-3:

Each Volume is .99 on Kindle.  Get yours now. Click on any book title to take you to Amazon. 

  • In Desperate Measures, Audrey learns of Paul's duplicity when human cloning experiments go awry.
  • Forbidden Lore beckons Arianna and Ethan into a haunted cemetery where they are confronted by a gathering of witches with evil intent. 
  • Adrian must challenge his father to marry Rina or suffer the fate of star-crossed lovers in Forever Lost
  • In The Hourglass, Flair makes a covenant with the Devil to keep Brice alive.
  • Aaron reflects upon his childhood as a military brat in Sail with Me
  • Madeline's personal feelings clouds her judgment in Broken Promises where she must choose between love and obeying the law. 
  • When the guilty walk, a vigilante executes the criminals in Deception.
  • Endgame finds a government researcher running for her life after discovering a horrific CIA secret in the isolated facility. 
  • A modern day Don Juan's life is turned upside down in Malice when he is falsely accused of rape. 
  • In The Portrait, Holliday is obsessed with a formidable ancestor whose spirit wishes to possess her soul. 
  • When a highly classified schematic of a prototype engine is stolen, the evidence points to an inside job in Hidden Lies. 
  • In Nightmare, Melanie's childhood demons carryover into adulthood when she returns to her ancestral home. 
  • Dectective Newport races against time to apprehend a killer targeting prosecuting attorneys in Payback.
  • The Night Stalker is not a figment of Pamela's imagination as she tries to convince the police that her life is in danger. 
  • While trying to identify a serial arsonist, a Fire Marshall suspects a highly decorated firefighter in Turning Point.

      


     

     




Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her aviation job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area. She writes for both adults and children and is an avid supporter of Indie Books.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.


Friday, March 20, 2015

Princess Alexia and the Legend of the Trolls: Princess Rasha is kidnapped #IndieBooksBeSeen

Who is Princess Alexia? 


Princess Alexia is a fun character to write about. She has strength, humor, sensitivity, and courage all rolled into one. 

In her first book Princess Alexia and the Dragon we found her taking on a quest to save the Ample Apple Orchard from another burning by the fire breathing dragon. 

A bit about Princess Alexia's adventure in 

Princess Alexia and the Legend of the Trolls.


Peddle and Meddle, two fairies on a mision, delivers to Princess Alexia a scroll about the Legend of the Trolls.

On this scroll, it read: 100 years ago, Princess Rasha of the troll village was kidnapped by the evil Gnomes. Thought to hold magical powers, she is held prisoner in Gnomeland to this very day. After her kidnapping, the troll village was abandoned in grief and trolls took to living under the bridges of The Wondering River terrorizing whomever crossed their paths. 

When Princess Alexia learns about their plight she, Zoey (her faithful four legged companion ), and Titus (the fire-breathing dragon), sets out on a quest to rescue Princess Rasha. 



ROUGH DRAFT - MORE EDITING TO COME- SNEAK PEAK - COMMENTS WELCOME



Princess Alexia and the Legend of the Trolls: 



It was a dark and stormy night when the Gnomes gathered at the edge of Shadow Swamp. Their movements were muffled by the katydids whistling while fish leaped out of the water just to splash back in a foot away. Owls hooted and crickets chirped in annoyance at the disturbance. 

One by one, the Gnomes entered their canoes and paddled across the swamp disturbing lily pads and avoiding the sharp stumps rising above the water. 

Storm clouds gathered and the moonlight peeked through slivers of cracks to light the Gnomes path. Reaching the other side, they moved through the prairie, crossed the Wondering River. The sleeping trolls underneath the bridge did not wake. With stealth like quietness, the Gnomes continued on, unseen. 

They slowed when the troll village came into sight. The leader set his eyes upon the largest home which he knew would hold the princess. At an imposing height of seven feet with a slim frame, a slight hunch to his back, and black beady eyes which sliced through the night with eagle vision, he grinned a toothless smile in anticipation. The princess and her magical powers was going to make him wealthy. 





     







Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her aviation job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area. She writes for both adults and children and is an avid supporter of Indie Books.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends. 

Website



Thursday, March 19, 2015

Sum Saxworth: Shot in the Dark.. a crime thriller... #IndieBooksBeSeen



About the Author:

Born in New Delhi, India, Sum Saxworth, an avid fiction reader and a wildlife enthusiast, loves to travel, solve puzzles, sample gourmet food, and currently lives a full, cheerful life with her husband and two teenagers in sunny California.

Publisher's website: http://sbpra.com/SumSaxworth



About Shot in the Dark:

Shot in the Dark, first in the Dark Steel Novel series, uncovers an explosive government connection arising out of a sequence of sniper murders that lead directly to the presidential candidates for the 2012 elections! This exciting crime and suspense thriller opens with a nail-biting teaser that will fire up the reader's imagination. As the story chillingly unfolds, a psychotic killer dancing as a puppet on a string for the highest office in the country, lets loose a reign of terror in the starry city of San Francisco. 

Private detective Della Steel is sexy and unpredictable, with a backbone of steel and an affinity with knives. She's a strong and tech-savvy sleuth who can play as dirty as the big boys. But can she solve the most convoluted and high-profile case of her career, even with the help of handsome psycho analyst Darren Hunt, who fires up her hormones? Will their professional relationship develop into something more exciting, or will the killer mark her first?

This fast-paced suspense novel weaves intricate intrigue with a memorable cast of characters, and cleverly reaches its climax with wit, character, and heart.

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Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her aviation  job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area. She writes for both Adults and Children. 

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.



Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fight for Brooklyn and Sidney #IndieBooksBeSeen can you give $5? (use author name at time of donation if you want)




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Yazzy Khan is a full time student trying to rebuild her life and provide stability for her two young daughters. She is beautiful, smart, fun, and engaged to a friend that I know. If you can help. in any amount, it will be appreciated and thank you in advance.

From Yazzy:

First, I'd like to say how much thought this has taken me in making the decision to make a gofundme. Normally, I would never dream of asking for any kind of help. But for the sake of my little girls, I feel I must set my pride to the side and kindly ask for help.

As many of you know, I have been in a custody battle with my abusive ex and his family over my daughters, Brooklynn & Sidney, for the past year now.  As of right now, he is only permitted supervised visitation every other weekend due to a failed hair drug test. The girls are to be under the supervision of his mother at his parent's residence & he is not allowed to take the girls anywhere alone. There will be another court date in April to review the current situation to see if there are any further changes needed to be made. But you see, the drug problem is not the only thing I am concerned with.

Let's take it back to before the very first court date with the girl’s biological father. The relationship we shared up until then was extremely toxic, including violence, mental, & physical abuse. He showed extreme signs of sociopathy & I had feared my for my life many times due to the multiple death threats. This lasted 4 years until I finally had a change occur in me that allowed me to release myself and the girls from that situation. Of course it was not easy to fully remove myself from the vicious cycle. Even though he had taken away my transportation & threatened me, which led me to filing a restraining order, I ended up still keeping contact with him. In the weeks leading up to that first court date, I was put under the influence that he was making steps to become a better person & father & he convinced me to drop the restraining order. Looking back now, I had a huge lack of judgment in character. But being the empathetic & forgiving person I am, instead of going for full custody like I had originally planned, I so blindly agreed to unsupervised visitation as long as he passes random drug testing. We maintained contact a little while after & he seemed to be getting better but I was still very cautious of him. Once he figured out that I was not going to give into him, his behavior became erratic & violent once again. He showed extensive signs of sociopathic behavior & I began to fear for my life again. I ended up filing for another restraining order when he threatened to kill myself & family & take the girls if I didn't come back. I asked for temporary full custody in the restraining order but the judge only granted the order for me. When the court date came, he boldly approached me in the parking lot (knowing he's not supposed to) & proceeded to talk as if he was a possessed demon, talking ungodly things, calling our little girls by horrible names & claiming he never loved them. I remember being in such shock that anybody would say something so horrible about their own children. I immediately told his mother about the awful things he said & begged her to get him help. Of course she didn't want to believe me. That was her son & she was going to believe him.

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My heart had never hurt so much for my children. I remember thinking to myself How could I let this happen? How could I have allowed myself to be so blinded by selfishness at the time that I actually allowed this person control over my children? After everything he has done in the past, before all the court dates...I should have known better. My precious innocent angels don't deserve to be around this type of behavior. They are worth more than this & they deserve to be loved by someone who cares to do & be the absolute best they can be for them. It was in that moment of rage & sadness that I truly became a fighter. I will tell you now I have been relentless ever since & I will continue to do whatever it takes until they will forever be safe in Mommy's arms.

There has been many other things happen since then.  Including more arrests adding to the thirty-four times he's been arrested in the last 4 years. He has got to the point where he has even harassed, committed property damage, & made death threats towards my FiancĂ©.

As you can see, I have so many reasons for my worries. Over time I have realized that he no longer shows any interest in the girls whatsoever nor does he try to do better for himself.  Over thirty-four arrests in four years, ranging from domestic abuse, to felony drug charges, & DUI's. I'm convinced he only comes to court because his mother is the only one who even wants anything to do with them. I have literally begged his own mother to please see it from my side & realize that he is not good for these little girls. She refuses time after time. 

There have been a few court dates where I have walked in thinking we would be walking out with full custody. I have quickly realized that the justice system doesn't always work the way we want it to & sometimes it seems like nothing helps despite what evidence you present. There's no sicker feeling in the world than knowing you have to send your children off somewhere where you know you will be unable to protect them. But I absolutely refuse to give up hope. I will never stop fighting.
This past year has been incredibly draining. Emotionally & financially. It has also been one of the happiest years of my life at the same time because in the midst of all the chaos, I ended up getting engaged to the man of my dreams, Bryan, who has been such a blessing to me & these girls. He has truly been my shoulder to lean on as well as my own mother. 

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My mother has been incredibly helpful with all of the lawyer expenses this past year and has made tremendous sacrifices for the sake of my daughters. She took a second PRN job, along with maximizing her personal credit cards. I could never thank her enough. I knew it took alot out of her to be able to admit to me that she was no longer financially able to help any longer when we recently received a surprise lawyer bill that is due before our next court date in April. Between lawyer fees, wedding planning, personal bills and receiving lots of help from our parents already. This left the financial responsibility in my own hands.

I am a full time student at NSUS & constantly struggle to make my school/life balance with receiving only $182 every two weeks in child support paid by his father.  Conversely, the girl’s father lives in his own trailer for free & refuses to get a job. 


So this is where i must humbly ask the public for help in this matter. Not just for my personal wants or needs, but to ensure the safety and proper raising of my two beautiful children. All is appreciated, and every penny counts! Please help fight for my girls. God bless!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

#IndieBooksBeSeen Spoltight is on Jennifer Milius with Einstein and Moo




Jen Milius has enjoyed writing and reading since she was a young girl, leading her to earn her undergraduate degree in Communications. Although her career path involves intense management skills such as public relations, project management, organization development and continuous improvement, her love for storytelling, animals and helping people, especially young people, inspired her to write about her two adorable cats.


The first two books in the Einstein and Moo children's book series are Einstein and the Leaf and Moo and the Case of the Mistaken Identity. Einstein, Moo and the Quest for the Catnip will release in April 2015.

Jen enjoys yoga, pilates, cooking, baking, listening to music, and most of all, spending time with her wonderful husband and stepdaughter. 

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The Einstein and Moo series is about two black-and-white, brother and sister kitties who are playful, curious, friendly, and have many interesting adventures. Einstein and the Leaf is the first of a series and is about a perfect fall day with children playing outside in the leaves while Einstein watches from inside. When the children come in and a few leaves come along with them, Einstein sees his moment and is ready to play!




The Einstein and Moo series is about two black-and-white, brother and sister kitties who are playful, curious, friendly, and have many interesting adventures. Moo and the Case of the Mistaken Identity is the second book of the series and about Moo playing with a little ball that bounces against a glass fireplace when she notices a shadow. Who could this be? Read on as Moo investigates to determine whom she sees.





Author K. Meador is a mom to two grown sons who are currently pursuing their adult lives outside the home. For the past several years, she has traveled with her job and has now settled down in Oklahoma City area.

She enjoys photography, walking, and visiting with family and friends.


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