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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ella's War by Rusty Allen #historicalfiction #fiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Historical Fiction

 

 

It's 1943 on the American home front, and Ella's pent-up, common-law husband finally decides to leave their farm and enlist. Ella must either depart their seafaring town in coastal Delaware to pursue other dreams inland or try to save their farm. Their grade-school son, Reese, won't budge, and Ella sees that farmers have a patriotic duty to stay on the land.

The bay and ocean waters before them have been preyed upon by German U-boats, and their village has become a refuge for survivors. When an officer from a surrendered German submarine is sent to her as part of POW farm labor, can Ella embrace the help in order to survive? And what happens when Dieter becomes more than a hand to her, amidst prying eyes and under her beloved but conflicted son's watch? How will she choose when her explosive husband returns from Europe wounded from infantry duty against the Germans?

In ELLA'S WAR, we travel a journey amongst women and men whose lives are deeply altered by the circumstances of WWII. What heroic or questionable choices must they make to be true to themselves and come through the great conflict?


 About the Author

Rusty studied creative writing at the University of Virginia and has been a full-time freelance writer for most of his career. He owns The Writers Studio, a marketing/copywriting practice located just outside of Philadelphia. He led the Advanced Novel Writing Group at the Writers Room/Writers Corner, a writers co-op in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and is a member of the Rebel Writers, a highly select novelist critique group that was highlighted in Writer's Digest in the article "Plotting a Novel Group".


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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Passages to Eternity by James E. Winder #poetry #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Philosophic meditations in poetic form on the meaning of eternity for 72 famous persons

 

Poetry

Date Published: January 15, 2024

 

 

As a philosopher once surmised: talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius, he insisted, hits a target no one else can see. The greatest artists and thinkers are the greatest seers. They do not imagine ... only and merely. They study the facts, they think the facts, they feel the facts, until the facts, the acts of faith, the articles of invention, dissolve in the naked light of the hitherto unseen, until fact, faith, and invention fall away like Halloween masks, like swaddling clothes; and then, leaving behind the tricks and the treats, they teach us what to hallow: the nakedness of a newborn joy, perpetually born anew, a joy that can never die, because it never quite knows, but never fails to enjoy, how early it already is, and how young it was always going to be.

All thinking, carried far enough, ends in paradox: trying to think the unthinkable. All feeling, carried far enough, ends in paradox: trying to feel the unfeelable. But one can feel the unthinkable, and think the unfeelable. To do so is to think with one's feelings and to feel with one's thoughts. Then, and only then, is it possible to hit a target that no one else can see. To experience deeply (profoundly and creatively) is to think with your feelings and to feel with your thoughts. And there's a first and last to every thought, to every feeling. To think the first, to feel the first, as if it were the last, and to do so intensely is to know nothingness, to experience death. Yes, this is paradox. To think the last, to feel the last, as if it were the first, and to do so intensely is to experience life, a life that never ends, precisely because – like a box without sides – it is without beginnings and without ends. Yes, this is paradox too.

This book continues the conspiracy of significance, the dialectic of nowhere and now here, that began with The History of Eternity. Read this sequel, Passages to Eternity, and follow, if you will, the destiny of this paradox as it unfolds in the lives of 72 historic individuals, including Rilke, Peirce, Aeschylus, Pythagoras, Wordsworth, Ibsen, Santayana, Wilde, St. Teresa, Melville, Whitman, Beethoven, Godel, Michelangelo, Leibniz, Thucydides, Ovid, Empedocles, Mann, Plato, Borges, St. James, Baudelaire, Bradley, Arendt, Auden, Maistre, T.S. Eliot, Democritus, Bruegel, Unamuno, Flaubert, Girard, Calvino, Holderlin, William James, Tacitus, Jaspers, St. Paul, Pater, Anaximander, Solzhenitsyn, Nicholas of Cusa, Picasso, Joyce, Berlioz, Marcus Aurelius, Tolstoy, Rose, Kant, Tennessee Williams, Amos, Crane, Toynbee, Wharton, Hegel, Cavafy, Schmitt, Celan, Shankara, Heisenberg, Gibbon, Luther, Frost, Anaxagoras, Nabokov, Adorno, Conrad, Naipaul, Euripides, Ramanuja and many others.


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Mr. James E. Winder was born on June 16, 1953, in Athens, Tennessee, and graduated summa cum laude from Vanderbilt University in 1975 with a B.A. in philosophy and literature. He earned an M.A. in philosophy from Purdue University in 1980.

James Winder spent the lion’s share of his career as a mid-level manager and intelligence analyst for the National Security Agency (NSA), where he retired in 2013 after 30 years of service. At NSA, Mr. Winder’s most noteworthy assignment was in 1991-1992, when he served as Assistant Director of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (PFIAB). During that time, he co-authored a report for President George H.W. Bush on intelligence lessons learned during the first Gulf War and provided extensive research and documentation on a wide range of other matters of great interest to the PFIAB board members. In a special commendation, then Acting PFIAB Chairman, Admiral Bobby Ray Inman, cited Mr. Winder for his “expert advice to the President of the United States” and for his “extremely incisive and timely contributions on some very complex issues.”

During three decades at NSA, Mr. Winder produced three classified, book-length studies, most notably including a comprehensive report on an important topic, which won NSA’s annual Cryptologic Literature Award. In addition, he wrote a wide variety of other in-depth reports on Soviet intelligence, terrorism, and technical threats to U.S. telecommunications.

Mr. Winder is also the author of The History of Eternity, a series of philosophic meditations in poetic form, which is, according to Mr. Winder, the cryptic story of his life and the lives of many others. There is – in the history of philosophy and literature – no other work that is akin to it in nature and scope.


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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

The World in My Eyes by Kayode Michael Arimoro #promo #selfhelp #nonfiction #selfreflection #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Self-Help, Self Reflection

Date Published: 5/25/2022

 

 

We all have a certain role to play in what we want the world to look like. What the world looks and feels like today is because of our actions – or inactions; there is always a price to pay for both. The need to understand that we are responsible for what the world is today cannot be overemphasized. We are either living in it carelessly, carefully scheming and orchestrating conflicts that will last many generations, or transferring in our young ones hatred about others which they, moving forward, transfer into theirs.

‘The World in My Eyes’ is a masterpiece by Kayode Michael Arimoro as he, through his experiences and reflections, is making a conscious effort to urge everyone to pause for a moment, take account of how our actions and inactions have impacted the world, and make a conscious effort to making the world a better place than we met it.

 

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A believer of non geographical, non color or racial categorization of mankind who believes all humans should live above a globally acceptable human existence index


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Monday, February 19, 2024

Leopard's Hunt by Christine Feehan #releaseday #paranormalromance #newbooks #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Shapeshifter, Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance

Date Published: February 20, 2024

 

 

In this pulse-pounding novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling Leopard series, animal instinct unites two elite shifters whose heads are at war with their hearts.

 

Gorya Amurov might be known as his family's peacekeeper, but the leopard inside him wants nothing more than to claw to the surface and unleash hell. A harsh life has shaped him into a vicious fighter with a calm exterior, but Gorya knows it's only a matter of time until he loses all control. Deep down, he truly believes he'd be better off dead, and that no woman will ever accept him as a mate....

Maya Averina has spent years hunting the criminals who destroyed her life, and she always takes down her prey. She keeps to herself, stays under the radar, and never loses focus. But with her body burning up and her mind distracted by her first heat, an ambush takes her by surprise. Now she's trapped, an unmated female shifter about to be sold off to the highest bidder. Maya is ready to fight her way out—until the most dangerous, powerful man she's ever encountered arrives to set her free....


About the Author

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, with 83 published works in seven different series: Dark Series, GhostWalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, Sea Haven Series, Shadow Series, and Torpedo Ink Series. All seven of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Judgment Road, the first book in her newest series, Torpedo Ink, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list.

"After Bram Stoker, Anne Rice and Joss Whedon (who created the venerated Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Christine Feehan is the person most credited with popularizing the neck gripper.”—Time Magazine

“The Queen of paranormal romance.” —USA Today

 

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The Corona Protocol by Dr. Paul D. Corona #fiction #nonfiction #giveaway #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours


Mixed Fiction- Nonfiction

Date Published: February 20, 2024


 

In “The Corona Protocol,” Dr. Paul D. Corona, a dedicated medical doctor with profound compassion for human suffering, shares his remarkable journey to alleviate needless pain and misery. With a fervent commitment to relieving the anguish of those who endure unnecessary distress, Dr. Corona reveals a groundbreaking approach marrying modern medicine with the intricate interplay between the mind and body.

Drawing upon his extensive experience as a family physician, Dr. Corona exposes the profound impact of emotional factors on physical well-being. He unveils a deeply rooted conviction that unnecessary suffering is a burden no one should bear. With unshakable determination, he seeks to empower patients and healthcare practitioners to confront mood disorders and related afflictions head-on.

Through “The Corona Protocol,” Dr. Corona offers a comprehensive blueprint for transforming lives by addressing the intricate connection between physiological and psychological well-being. He highlights the pivotal role of family physicians in mental health, urging them to embrace a holistic approach encompassing mind and body.

This enlightening journey traverses the domains of neuroscience, psychology, and medical practice. Dr. Corona shares the keys to unlocking a brighter, more fulfilling existence. Guided by meticulous research and a genuine desire to uplift humanity, he introduces a protocol that transcends conventional treatments.

At the heart of “The Corona Protocol” lies a thorough diagnostic process meticulously crafted by Dr. Corona. With a keen focus on personal and family history, he expertly navigates the unique, sophisticated landscape of each patient's neurochemistry. His personalized approach, rooted in evidence-based practice, seeks to identify the most effective solutions, minimizing the often lengthy and frustrating trial-and-error process.

Dr. Corona’s protocol is a testament to collaboration, uniting medical professionals from various disciplines through a collective effort to alleviate suffering. He challenges the stigma associated with mental health, presenting a pathway to liberation from the shackles of invisible illnesses.

Blending empathy, wisdom, and innovation, Dr. Corona ushers in a new era of healing—one where the mind and body are harmoniously addressed—and lives are irrevocably transformed.

“The Corona Protocol” isn't just a medical guide, it's a call to action for all seeking illumination on the path toward comprehensive well-being. Dr. Paul D. Corona's narrative of perseverance, compassion, and scientific rigor invites readers to join him on an extraordinary quest to reshape the landscape of modern medicine and redefine the boundaries of human healing.


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Sunday, February 18, 2024

The Mighty Solar Panel by Daniel Jarrett #childrensbook #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

 


Because Nothing's More Powerful than a Sunny Day!


Children's Book

Date Published: September 19, 2022


A fun and engaging educational story that teaches children how to harness the incredible power of our sun!


It seems just like any other car journey to the beach, but when Jack passes a field full of solar panels, he starts to wonder what on earth these strange things could be.

Thanks to his new friend, Sunny, a talking sunbeam travelling down from the sun, Jack is turned into a ray of light himself and soon learns about the process of turning the sun’s energy into power that everyone can use.

By teaching him about what solar panels are used for and how solar power could save the world, Sunny shows Jack how exciting and amazing clean energy can be.

With a focus on the importance of renewable energy, the alternative it provides to fossil fuels and the unique process of using solar panels to power our homes, The Mighty Solar Panel is an invigorating story which will kick-start a child’s interest in the significance of going green.


Are you and your children ready to learn about the limitless power of solar energy? Then grab your copy of The Mighty Solar Panel, today!


★★★★★ "Great little book for getting the kids into learning about the benefits of renewable power!" - Reader Review


About the Author

As the CEO of a solar panel installation company, Daniel Jarrett is devoted to sharing his passion and expertise with a whole new generation.

With his children’s book, The Mighty Solar Panel, he is dedicated to educating a young audience about the importance of clean energy and solar power.

Living in Brisbane, Australia, Daniel is motivated by his family, his passion for sales and his love for telling stories. He hopes to use his writing to encourage open discussion and give young people access to ideas that they might never have come across before.


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Friday, February 16, 2024

Holy Smoke by Gin Griffith #paranormalromance #romantasy #bookreview #rabtbooktours @gingriffithofficial @harborlanebooks @RABTBookTours

 


 Paranormal Romance/Romantasy

Date Published: 02/06/2024


DEMONS DON'T DO LOVE...

Lust and lies? Now those, Jovi can handle.

But falling for a demon hunter like Nash Rogan?

Really dumb move for a succubus on the run.

 

ROGAN'S NO FOOL...

But he's acting like one. Breaking rules, spilling secrets—touching her.

He lives in the shadows. But the more Jovi lights him up, the less he wants to go back to the dark.

 

Sparks fly when Jovi and Rogan are forced to flee—and fight—as an unwilling duo in HOLY SMOKE, the first in the HELLBOUND series by Gin Griffith.


 



Review

I found this easy to read and you really connect with the characters. While the story is brimming with compelling characters, it's important to note that personal favorites may vary. 

Between the different storylines, there are several great twists and reversals. There are some awesome character moments, several cheer worthy victories and more than one heart-wrenching tragedy. It all comes together quite brilliantly.

Ultimately this keeps you turning pages, leaving you wanting more.



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But Now I See by Ross Phillips #bookreview #religion #history #fiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 



Religion / History

Date Published: April 12, 2023

Publisher: Clay Bridges Press

 

 

Following the tumultuous course of American history in the mid-nineteenth century, here is the story of Nathan Butterfield-a preacher's son whose faith in God is all but destroyed as he experiences the loss of loved ones and friends and witnesses his country being torn apart by the brutal realities of slavery. As the nation descends into a bloody civil war, Nathan is drawn into the conflict and further embittered and traumatized by the savagery that surrounds him, though several people try to help him see that a gracious and loving God is still to be found. Only through a life-changing battlefield experience does Nathan finally see the staggering depth and beauty of God's amazing grace.

 



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From the first page to the last page Ross Phillips holds your attention in the history of his book and the lives involved in the story. 
He shares biblical truth throughout the course of this book and it was beautiful. 
I really enjoyed this, he has such an incredible way of writing as God shines through every page. It’s like the good the bad and the ugly and what God can do in our lives.

 

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Ross Phillips is a practicing behavioral health therapist with a significant interest in trauma recovery. He is a history lover and was a Civil War reenacted for nearly fifteen years. He sees his relationship with God as by far the most important part of who he is, and he is constantly amazed by God's grace. Phillips lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with his cat Jasper, whom he loves, and a small statue of a friendly beaver named Bob, that he kind of likes.


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Thursday, February 15, 2024

The Last Mage by Kim Bock #epicfantasy #fantasy #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Book 1 of The Chronicles of Erenor


Epic Fantasy

Date Published: January 12, 2024


 

Embark on a Mystical Journey in ‘The Last Mage of Erenor’ - a captivating tale of magic, courage, and the quest for balance in a world where light and darkness vie for control.

 

In the shadowed realm of Erenor, where magic whispers as a forgotten myth, a latent power stirs. Lysandra, a hidden mage with a legacy as ancient as the land itself, is thrust into a destiny that intertwines with the very essence of her world.

She's a magnificent sword person and always carries her sword, etched with runes by her side. Another loyal and constant companion is her Black Wolf, Shadow, whom she has rescued as a pup.

When her secret abilities are unveiled, Lysandra faces the wrath of King Draven, the King of Erenor's city, Tyrannis, oppressive regime. Guided by the teachings and wisdom of the sage Master Elarion and joined by Aerin, a hunter seeking redemption, and Feyla, an ingenious inventor, Lysandra embarks on a perilous quest to rekindle the lost arcane energies.

From the oppressive streets of Tyrannis to the mystical depths of the SilfrenDeor Forest and the formidable Iron Mountains, their journey unravels a tapestry of adventure, ancient secrets, and dark forces. Confronting malevolent creatures like the sinister Shadow Hounds and the corrupted dragon, The Harrow, they navigate a world teetering on the brink of chaos.


As the last descendant of the First Mage, Lysandra stands as the beacon of hope in a land torn between fear and wonder. But can she overcome the shadows of her lineage and restore the balance of magic in Erenor?


Just as she and her allies manage to beat their enemy, King Draven, and restore Erenor's magic, Lysandra and her allies as well as her black Wolf, Shadow and the Dragon, the Harrow receive the bad news that all of Erenor is not free from the dark magic that corrupted it.

But this time, the threat is even greater - an unknown evil with power over black magic and the ability to summon dangerous and ancient creatures. Lysandra, Aerin, Feyla, Shadow, and The Harrow must set off once again to confront this foe, a being that could be a Sorcerer or even a Demon.

In a last cataclysmic battle, Lysandra discovers a shocking truth - she has a connection to this Demon, and her light and dark sides are in a constant battle for control.

With her runic sword, her wolf Shadow, and the Dragon Harrow, Lysandra finally manages to slay the Demon and his dark magic. But the victory is bittersweet, as rumors of danger in Erenor still persist and new creatures emerge from the celestial fracture.


In the next installment of The Chronicles of Erenor, Lysandra and her allies will once again face these challenges and fight to bring harmony to a fractured world.


If you enjoyed stories of epic fantasy, mythical creatures, and thrilling adventures, then ‘The Last Mage of Erenor’ is the perfect book for you. Join Lysandra on her quest to save Erenor from the forces of darkness.

 


About the Author

Kim Bock is an accomplished bi-lingual Indie author and co-owner of a successful website design business, which she operates with her husband, Eitel. Based in South Africa, Kim combines her expertise in digital creativity with a passion for storytelling. Having already published a historical romance novel in South Africa, she has established herself in the world of books with her narrative style.

Multilingual and well-traveled, Kim’s experiences around the globe have broadened her perspectives, enriching the depth her writing experience. Now, she is taking a bold step into the fantasy genre, drawing on her love for fairy tales, magic, and mystical beings. When not engaged with her husband in her website design work, Kim dedicates her time to writing, and exploring new realms in fiction that captivate and inspire her readers.

Join Kim Bock on her literary adventure, where each novel is a window into her vivid imagination and a reflection of her diverse experiences.


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Does a Good Divorce Really Exist? (Absolutely!) by Justin Tash, Randi Burggraff & Bryan Levy #bookreview #nonfiction #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours



Nonfiction

Date Published: November 11, 2023

Publisher: Burggraff Tash Levy PLC

 

 

How can you end your marriage with dignity and respect? While divorce can be filled with anger, frustration, and bitterness, most couples don’t want to end their marriage in an ugly, drawn-out battle that causes irreparable damage.

Does a Good Divorce Really Exist? (Absolutely!) is your definitive guide through the difficult journey of divorce. Randi Burggraff, Justin Tash, and Bryan Levy lay out a roadmap to help you understand the process, rules, and potential outcomes. More importantly, you will master the critical mindset shift that will get you and your partner on the path to a “good” divorce.

Educate yourself by using the examples of healthy divorces to understand what’s involved at each step. This book will guide you through potential pitfalls so you can prepare mentally and think strategically. This book helps you approach heated  conflicts in ways that will allow you to emerge with your emotional well-being and integrity intact.


 



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Would encourage anyone seeking a post divorce approach that is respectful to self and others around to read. It speaks to hard truths yet framed in a way that's digestible and will honor yourself.

A lot of key issues are addressed that regarding the emotional impact divorce has on all parties. It also lists pretty good skills and tools to in order through grow through the emotional stages of divorce.


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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

False Haven by Rebecca Rook #youngadult #horror #yahorror #rabtbooktours @RABTBookTours

 

Young Adult Horror

Date Published: 02-13-2024

Publisher: Hellebore House


 

Seventeen-year-old Vivienne Barston’s life has fallen apart.

With her mother recently dead, her father disappears into his grief – leaving Viv to deal with her sadness and anger alone. Viv turns to destructive behaviors like petty vandalism, but after a disturbing stint in a juvenile detention center frightens her, Viv agrees to a court mandated service opportunity designed to expunge her record. The deal: work for six weeks with a trail conservation crew in the rural woods of southern Oregon, and she’ll be free with a clean slate.

She knows it’s her last chance to fix her life.

When Viv arrives at the small town of Hard Luck, Oregon, she meets her motley crewmates, all with troubles of their own. The unusual group travels to Grafton Stake, a remote and derelict former asylum with a haunted history–and now Viv must face the ghosts of the past while fighting for her future.


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Rebecca Rook is a hard of hearing person who designs tabletop games, manages a little free library dedicated to sequential art and comics, and lives in the Pacific Northwest with two wonderful dogs. The author of The Penance of Valentine Cash, she writes young adult fiction in the fantasy, thriller, and horror genres.


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