Monday, October 14, 2019

SCREAMCATCHER - WEB WORLD HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY!

WE ALL LOVE A GIVEAWAY!


Book giveaways are the best! 
 Author Christy J. Breedlove 

We are offering up some author personalized/signed Paperbacks and some Awesome dream catchers for the winners of this 
Multiple Choice Contest. 
(knowledge of the book)  

All you have to do is... you must have read the book in some form whether it be ebook or paperback. Then answer some questions, that's it! 
How fun right?


GIVEAWAY IS NOW 
CLOSED!
Thank you! 
Winners were: Susan Weiner and Michelle's Blog and Promotions





When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike cannot shake the hellish nightmares of her parent's deaths, she turns to an old family heirloom, a dream catcher. Even though she's half blood Chippewa, Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she's willing to give it a try. However, the dream catcher has had its fill of nightmares from an ancient and violent past. After a sleepover party, and during one of Jory's most horrific dream episodes, the dream catcher implodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into its own world of trapped nightmares. They're in an alternate universe-locked inside of an insane web world. How can they find the center of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?




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STUDY UP FOLKS!
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Crystal L. Gauthier, Literary Agent
Proudly represents Author Christy J. Breedlove





Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Juliette Douglas is in the Spotlight





Author Juliette Douglas 

About Juliette Douglas Juliette Douglas is Kentucky's Wild West Tale-Spinner, penning novels with spirit, suspense, heart and romance. Her fast-paced hard-hitting stories about strong, bold and brassy women in the old west are a winning combination for her readers. Men, women and teens alike enjoy traveling back in time eating dust, shivering in the cold, sitting around a campfire sipping coffee telling tales or riding the trail with her characters. She paints a vivid palette of landscape, hard times, true friends, quirky characters and happy endings. A Laramie Award winning author, Juliette lives on an old farm she has named Froggy Flats Farm...cause it's flatter than a pancake and has tons of frogs in the pond! She's a rescue Mom with 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 possums, who were featured in her first children's book 'We Are Awesome Possums'. More Awesome Critters Series of children's books will follow. Take time to visit, www.facebook.com/author.juliette.douglas or my website: http://juliettedouglas2016.wix.com/mysite for updates and events. See you on the trail!!

Oh...Lordy! The Old West Ain't Dead...Yet! 

Freckled Venom Fury Video 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08P6kKwBypw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1WpvcqdbOv7FVtggFpsW0BylYWHnF49sG5V7NIWwSwXv4jBx-tpCJZrCg 

Freckled Fury 
A Classic Western Boxed Set:
The First, Second and Third Westerns In The "The Freckled Venom Series" by Juliette Douglas (Author) https://amzn.to/2YyX9o4
Ride with the first three Western adventures in “The Freckled Venom Series” from Juliette Douglas! These award-winning Westerns will take you on a journey—a journey you’ll want to take time, and time again!

Freckled Venom: Bounty hunter Lacy Watson must endure Marshal Rawley Lovett's infuriating presence in order to capture the scum who killed a little boy's family. Both are bent on justice, one by law, the other, out of vengeance! Copperhead Strikes: A vicious outlaw seeks revenge against Lacy by pillaging her hometown of White River. The young spitfire won't let others suffer for her acts. Before more people die and the whole town is burned to the ground, she must stop the carnage. Skeletons: Will a determined bunch of kids become more trouble than a pound of pennies for their kidnappers? Lacy is out for blood, Rawley wants to think things through, but will they find the kids in time? Or will they be lost forever? Receiving high acclaim for her western novels, author Juliette Douglas invites you to pick up this book and enjoy some great Western adventures! Saddle Up... Let's Ride!

FRECKLED VENOM VIXEN The Early Years by Western Author Juliette Douglas 
PAPERBACK: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1086125444/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i16
#Western, #Romance, #Action, #Adventure, #Bountyhunter, #Woman
Ebook: https://amzn.to/2SVO03S 

SHE’S BACK!
There is nothing ladylike about Lacy Watson, bounty hunter. She’s tougher than a hungry wildcat and as ruthless as the fugitives she chases down. She likes to do things her own way, and she doesn’t care who likes or disapproves. When she teams up with Tate Morgan to bring in the elusive Pocatello Kid, she has to rely on her own cunning and determination to outfox the outlaw and her partner to claim half of a $5,000 bounty for herself. Can she backtrack, backtalk, out scheme and outmaneuver Tate and The Kid? Only the flame-haired, freckle-faced vixen and her beloved horse, Fancy, know for sure.

Freckled Venom Video: https://youtu.be/blRm8ncTYMc 

🌠Pocketful of Stars🌠 by Juliette Douglas (Author) When Colt Rawlins answers his old friends call for help, the last thing he expects to find is the little girl he grew up with, but she doesn't recognize him. Carlie Anne is a woman now and wants no help from the saddle bum who rode into her camp. Tom Riley's greed makes him want her land like gold fever has struck and he will do anything to get it. Even kill her, if he has to.  LINK: https://amzn.to/2IClFNC --
🌠Praise for Juliette Douglas' Novels🌠 "Douglas brings a warmth to western writing that is uncommon. Too often, male characters dominate tales of the Wild West. I'm glad Douglas has chosen to bring strong female characters to the forefront." "This author is one I will be reading again, great job Ms. Douglas." "One of the best writers out there!" #Western, #Romance, #Historical, #Funny, #Loving, #CattleRanch, #Women, #BookBoost, #Bookstagram, #Bookshelf


AWESOME POSSUMS "We are AWESOME POSSUMS" https://amzn.to/2IBqOoX
Children’s Books, Parents read to you kids. Author Juliette Douglas and illustrator Steven Barton have joined talents with this new children's book *Awesome Possums*. Bright, colorful illustrations combined with unique storytelling make this a tremendous book for the beginner reader. Adults will enjoy it, too. Perfect for any grandparent to have on their bookshelves. This book is written for naturalists, teachers, parents, grandparents and children in hopes of teaching and learning fun facts about North America's only marsupial! This is Jake and Jasper's story. ----- Award-winning western author Juliette Douglas has penned her first children's story as told by the two possums she raised. She hopes everyone will enjoy this whimsical tale that is an informative and fun read learning more about our Awesome Possums! ----- Steven Barton, also known as CrescentDebris, is a talented artist of many styles across various media. He adds one more to his resume with these adorable little creatures, marking his first time working on a children's book! You may further check out Steven's work here: crescentdebris.com #Children, #Learning, #Wildlife, #Opossums, #Ticks, #Reading, #Fun, #bookshelf, #authorlife, #bookstagram


Bed of Conspiracy by Juliette Douglas https://amzn.to/2GHRpyN Bed of Conspiracy Espionage in 1876 Colonel Tom Brady was in charge of protecting President Grant and sniffing out any terroristic threats to the President or the country. And right now, he needed an informant...a female informant, to invade the southern sympathizers connected with the Knights of the Golden Circle, who were slowly converging on Washington, DC, set to overthrow the government and assassinate President Grant. Samantha Davis saved Colonel Brady's hide by stopping some thugs from beating him to a pulp in Saint Louis, and it was going to take some doing to transform this brash, uncouth street waif into a southern belle for his purpose. Trailing a herd to Abilene, Kansas, Ross Cooper had no idea what lay in store for him with Colonel Brady's next assignment. Will Ross Cooper and Sam Davis make the perfect undercover couple for this undertaking? Or will they constantly lock horns blowing their cover jeopardizing the mission? Will they be able to keep President Grant safe? An era of time not often explored, comes to life in this new novel by Juliette Douglas. Fiction based upon fact. *** Juliette Douglas has strayed off the trail and out of her comfort zone penning western novels to bring you Bed of Conspiracy, a tale of espionage in 1876. As her editor I have watched her grow into an excellent storyteller with exciting tales of yesteryear and never a dull moment action. I thoroughly enjoyed reading and editing this new novel by her, and I'm sure you will, too! Debra Wagner, Editor #Romance, #Historical, #Women, # espionage, #conspiracy, #BookBoost, #Bookstagram, #Bookshelf


*** A Laramie Award Winner! In the running again for 2019

Perfume Powder & Lead: Holy Sisters by Juliette Douglas (Author) https://amzn.to/2VfmHWx
Laramie Award Finalist: Adventure/Caper 2016 Cons, flim-flam artists, and thieves...the western frontier boasted many colorful characters. Among those were bold, brassy, and strong women of the 1880's... Kip, Mitch, and Daisy are up to their old 'tricks'... Bank President Horace Dahlrumple would swear on a stack of Bibles... 'It wuz them Sisters who stole the money from my bank'... Ex-priest turned bounty hunter, Tate Morgan, ain't too sure...hmm..... Things are heating up on the trail... Oh...Lordy...the old west ain't dead, yet! Written in the tradition of The Freckled Venom Series by award-winning author Juliette Douglas.


WHAT READERS SAY ABOUT JULIETTE DOUGLAS' WESTERN NOVELS "I find Juliette Douglas' approach to be formulaic, as in the formula that works. Simple effective, fun and engrossing" Michael "It was worth every minute of reading through the night; it's just that good!" Stephen "I'll read anything she chooses to write. Keep 'em comin'!" (Liz). #Western, #soileddoves, #hilarious, #adventure, #action, #bankrobbery, #thieves, #Bibles, #Nuns, #Bookreviews, #Bookstagram, #authoflife, #RT Miss Birgit's Dilemma: Mail Order Bride by Juliette Douglas SWEET Historical Romance Kindle Short Reads Traveling to the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, mail order bride Birgit Andersson didn’t know what to expect when she arrives in Sinking Springs to meet her prospective groom, Johan Svensson. All she knew was her insides were twisted with anxiety and excitement at the same time. But surprises awaited Birgit in the small town. Will God step in…revealing a plan within this vast wilderness, home to a few brave men and even fewer courageous women?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Author Spotlight on William P. Lazarus


ABOUT WILLIAM P. LAZARUS, M.A.

Be sure to check out my books at Bold Venture Press.com


I know I was 6 years old when I got on the writing rollercoaster. Although I was born in Portland, Me., my father had moved the family to Akron, Ohio just before I turned 6 in August. We moved again the next summer. So, we lived in that house on Portage Path for just the one year.

I was on the floor there, looking at the newspaper, when I saw names on the page. These days, that probably
couldn't happen. Newspapers are fading away as most people get news from the internet. Also, with ipads and other technological gadgets, reading is becoming a lost art. However, when I was growing up in the 1950s, Television was still relatively new, but already replacing radio. Newspapers were the major source of in-home amusement and news. I was probably more interested in the comics, but the bylines caught my attention.

My dad explained that those were the people who wrote the stories. That sounded neat. I decided to be a newspaper reporter. To do that, I had to know how to write. The idea that I could or could not write never entered my mind.

I absorbed journalistic writing. In sixth grade, for my first essay, I wrote a series of fictional news articles on Argentina. Without thinking or questioning my choice, I placed them in newspaper format. It just seemed the natural way to write. I suspect the teacher expected a normal essay. She certainly was surprised by my submission. She also loved it and encouraged me. On all my future essays, I always put on the cover "author of the fabulous Argentina report" or similar phrases. Each new essay was heralded on the next one as well.

I suspect my writing wasn't very good. My grades certainly were only slightly above average. Nevertheless, I worked for my junior high and high school newspapers. Headlines I wrote in high school won national recognition. I remember one: two students, Mark and Martha, had won scholarships from Chrysler Corp. The headline: "M & M Sweet to Chrysler."

At Kent State University, as an undergraduate, I was editor of the Daily Kent Stater during the fall after the Kent State shootings. That paper would be named the top college newspaper in the country in spring 1971. Of course, with all the investigations and reports, we had a lot to write about. In my senior year, I was a campus correspondent for the New York Times.

After college, I worked for a trade journal, public relations and advertising, but was chafing to join a newspaper. I finally got a change in 1980, becoming a lifestyle reporter with the New Haven Register. Later, I was business editor for the Daytona Beach News-Journal and a correspondent for the Orlando Sentinel. For nine years, I served as an editor of Halifax magazine, a general interest publication that circulated around east-central Florida.
While all that was going on, I also taught writing at various schools as an adjunct instructor and pursued religious history as an avocation. As a result, I can honestly say that there are very few topics I haven't written something about. One friend in New Haven insisted my name was posted at mental hospitals so every kook knew who to contact for a story.

Most of my early books were in religious history and were typically written on subjects that were not available to the general reader. However, in a funk after my girlfriend broke up with me before the 1976 bicentennial fireworks, I started writing novels. The early ones were weak, but not the more recent crop.

I am still writing, mostly as a ghostwriter for clients around the world. I also do poetry and short stories as the whim strikes. After all these years, I've never lost my enthusiasm for a byline.





William Paul Lazarus, M.A.


















Author William P. Lazarus' Latest Release!


Revelation (religious history)



In 95 C.E., inspired by a letter, a fallen Roman aristocrat finds true faith and martyrdom with early Christians after enduring terrible ordeals. (Published in June 2019) 
https://amzn.to/31SXjon







FICTION


Time Warp: Book One 
Forced to leave his own planet because of a civil war, Prince Anton flees into the unknown universe with only his all-knowing, automatonlike horse, Thurgose, for company. En route to Earth, the closest inhabited planet, Anton quickly finds enemies are chasing him and he must veer to another planet where heralded fighters face off against weeds and poaching creates serious dangers. His spaceship damaged, he and Thurgose return to an Earth where every thought is captured by computers, as ambitious residents battle for the chance to get pills that will make them immortal. Trapped inside a military complex, Anton must find a way to escape, get back his ship, and somehow evade his enemies in the heavens above and on Earth. To do that, he has only a woman who has deserted her post to help him and an energy-deprived Thurgose.  https://amzn.to/2Hkw7ae



Time Warp: Book Two
Trapped on Earth as his archenemy Wyron hovers dangerously in the sky above, Crown Prince Anton can only rely for assistance on his fantastic automatonic rocking horse Thurgose and a friendly bureaucrat named Bonnie. They try to
hide with Outsiders, people who have rejected society’s push for ratings to achieve immortality, finding Bonnie’s brother among them.
Wyron won’t wait and attacks, forcing the Americans to turn to the only ones who can save them, Anton and Thurgose.

With his ship repaired and joined by a human crew, Anton sets off for an epic battle.
https://amzn.to/2L5uxd9


Time Warp: Book Three
Two implacable enemies, Wyron and Dalian Crown Prince Anton, disagree on the fates of their respective planets, but must join forces when one spaceship is crippled in an interstellar battle.
With two unexpected passengers, a mischievous hologram, a human crew and an all-purpose rocking horse named Thurgose, the two aliens head back to their own galaxy to discover what really happened. They must escape from pursuing Americans who are trying to rescue the humans on board, and overcome obstacles en route to Dalia. Moving rapidly by warping space, they move closer to finding the truth while discovering just how devious Thurgose can be. https://amzn.to/2KPvoQz


The Great Seer: Nostradamus Tells All (satire)


The great seer recounts his unusual life to a young scribe hoping to learn how to become famous. (published in 2018) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1791732534/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i8





The Unauthorized Biography of Nostradamus 
The Unauthorized Biography of Nostradamus, a rollicking novel that follows the famed seer through riotous adventures. https://amzn.to/2ZloztX










Ice Flow Kindle Edition:


Revere River seemed like a good idea. After that, everything went downhill—the residents, who grew weary of the unrelenting snow; the avalanche that killed another chunk of the citizens, and their economic base; and the nearest town’s population consisting of outlaws and bounty hunters. Now a slick shyster has Revere River in his hip pocket — but when lust overpowers greed, the town’s delicate existance will crack like ice. https://amzn.to/2ZhIb1X
















Adventures in Bonding #1: Porn Queen

Bond? James Bond? He couldn’t be James Bond, and probably wasn’t.Unfortunately for Police Sgt. McConnell, the mystery man believes he is the legendary secret agent, and he can’t be dismissed with a shaken-not-stirred vodka martini and a pat on the head. He has information regarding a murder, and he won’t reveal anything unless she plays along. But things get serious when “Bond” starts taking chances with their lives—and the culprits are playing for keepshttps://amzn.to/2L1v5RA

















Adventures in Bonding: Past Tense (murder-mystery)
When a young man points a gun at a Florida motel accountant, she finds herself in the seamy underworld of her small town, exposing family secrets, while coping with a person claiming to be the real James Bond. (Second in a series; published in June 2019)https://amzn.to/2P73qUp






Family Business: 
A stockbroker finds himself entrapped in a conspiracy to take over the United States through an unusual market that deals only with families.
https://amzn.to/2U4johb






Kingsport (drama): 
A strange white man at her mother’s funeral drives Maria Stevens to piece together scant clues and uncover her mother’s incredible, hidden past as possibly the first successful black female Country singer. While dealing with often-hostile relatives, Maria also struggles to hold onto the family land that had been passed down by slaves who were freed after the Civil War.

The two-pronged conflict eventually forces her to confront extreme racism of the past that overwhelmed her mother. Maria discovers that her mother made the agonizing decision to forgo a career in order to protect her own children. She also realizes that retaining the family land preserves her mother’s true legacy. https://amzn.to/2P7314l



The Second Coming (religious history): A trio of young men start a scam religion only to have their leader fall for the hype. He soon founds that murder becomes part of the ritual and eventually must either accept his belief or reject everything. https://amzn.to/2KPotH5




Mafia Don (satire):
A Daytona Beach reporter slowly falls under the spell of a Mafia leader awaiting execution.
https://amzn.to/2Zcs8re



Short Stories

Moonbeam:
A survivor of the apocalypse awaits his fate. 
https://amzn.to/2KN2kZK



Nonfiction

Religious History

Comparative Religion for Dummies

A look at the similarities and differences among Judaism, Christianity and Islam (published in 2008) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0470230657/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0



The Messiah:
This book explains the origin of the messianic concept and asks why Jesus was placed in that role.  It introduces dozens of false messiahs from history and answers the question whether or not the messiah will ever come. 
https://amzn.to/2L3QdX7



Noel:  The Lore and Tradition of Christmas Carols
This book provides the history of favorite Christmas carols as well as the background into what the songs are really talking about.  Topics include animals in the manger; star of Bethlehem; the changing role of Joseph; eggnog; angels; Magi and many more. https://amzn.to/2NqZNpS


The Gospel Truth
This book answers the basic question:  Since the authors of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John don’t agree, where did they get their information? (published in 2010) https://amzn.to/2L3LswO


















American History

Guide to American Culture 
https://amzn.to/2TTVlRP















Details from hidden files showing abuse of Jews. (published 2015) https://amzn.to/2zde5lB










NASCAR History

The Sands of Time: 100 Years of Racing in Daytona:
Racing history from 1903 to 2003. (published in 2004; reissued in 2015) https://amzn.to/2ZbzGdA














Around the Turn: 

A look at the forks in the road faced by NASCAR in the past and in the future. (published in 2015) https://amzn.to/2PiNMpk



Around the Curve:
NASCAR continues to face challenges as it speeds into the future. That's nothing new for the one-time regional sport that has faced multiple roadblocks since its inception. Author William Lazarus
https://amzn.to/2ZpaD64




Education

CQI in the Classroom (with Dr. Robert Cornesky)
A detailed guide to advanced teaching techniques now adopted in major universities. (published in 1998) https://amzn.to/31UuXdh





William P. Lazarus
is proudly represented by Crystal L. Gauthier, Literary Agent
and by 
Promouvior Promotions
a division of 
Southern Owl Publications, LLC