Summary: Interviews with authors of new, bestselling books.
The Note Said, Your Mother Is My Mother
Public Life, Private Love
A Love Vertigo
As Roger Connors, a widower with no children, ponders whether to pursue aggressive treatment for his cancer, a cryptic note arrives from a long-lost Air Force buddy announcing the visit of an acquaintance from Vietnam. The startling news resurrects ghosts of fallen comrades and haunting memories of the great love he once knew. In C.L. Hoang‘s novel “Once upon a Mulberry Field” shocking revelations from his visitor uncover a missing part of Roger’s life he never dreamed possible. Peeling back one layer at a time, he delves into a decades-old secret in search of answers and traces of a passion unfulfilled. From the jungles of Vietnam through the minefields of the heart, “Once upon a Mulberry Field” follows one man’s journey of self-discovery, fraught with disillusionment and despair but ultimately redeemed by the power of love. More below the media player. Listen to C.L. Hoang The Indie Author Life “Where did you get your title?” It’s one of the most common questions an author hears, and C.L. Hoang says he hears it all the time. He wrote in a recent blog post that “It was derived from the two famous lines in the Vietnamese masterpiece popularly known as Truyện Kiều […] Similar Posts: The True Cost of War For Soldiers and Families Indie Authors, Why They’re Telling You to Go Away Homeless But Not Hopeless Is This Why Readers Don’t Finish Books? Inside A Successful Writer’s Imagination The post Friendship, Respect, Love – And The Vietnam War appeared first on The Bookcast.
When Stanislaw Gombrowicz falls into a coma he finds himself in the strange land of Pileck with a new name and no memory. As we learn in James Eddy‘s novel “The Dark Era” in this new world, a war is raging between the people of Pileck and their monstrous enemies the Sinistrians and the Curzonians. Danger seems to be everywhere but as Stanislaw’s strength grows so does the threat when it becomes clear that it is he who is actually the single greatest weapon of the war; a weapon that the enemies of Pileck will do anything to possess in order to destroy everything he has and will ever love. As this is happening, in the real world his grandson, Jonathon, is attempting to find a way to write a book about Stanislaw’s experiences during World War II. The obstacles he faces are not insignificant. The facts he has are fragmented, distorted by the old man’s Alzheimer’s-ravaged memories. Separate and almost unknowingly the two of them must find a way to reach the end; to survive long enough to keep the past and present alive even as life itself is slipping away. More below the media player. Listen to James […] Similar Posts: A Ninth Century Test for a Young Priest Love, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret. Rejection – It’s No Joy For Me, Either Young Couple in Love: Haven’t We Done This Before? War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and Runics The post Obsessed With the Past to Save the Future appeared first on The Bookcast.
Fiery tornadoes cut through quiet forests. Balls of lightning burn everything in their paths. Earthquakes open chasms that swallow vehicles whole. Clement is reeling from a new onslaught of curses, and it all started the day a mysterious, giant woman arrived at Jenna’s school. In Dave Becker‘s young adult supernatural fantasy “The Apolline Sibyl,” Jenna Hamilton was just hoping for a normal sophomore year of high school. Instead she finds herself trapped in the middle of devastating plagues, mythical creatures, and a satanic plot to destroy the people she loves most. As she struggles to make sense of her little corner of the world, Jenna learns that the rest of the planet is dying and she may be the key to its survival. Listen to Dave Becker Similar Posts: The End of the World, Brought To You By The New Kid Her Superpower – From God The Down-to-Earth Children of Asgard Life, Love, and Business in Hollywood A Battle for Survival On a Hostile Planet The post She May Be The Key to Earth’s Survival appeared first on The Bookcast.
Have you ever dreamed of trading your robust urban lifestyle for the simple life of small town U.S.A.? DK King has been there. Her book “Living The Big Sky Life” is a clever memoir that will take you on a healing journey from the outside in — from the coastlines of Orange County, California, to the big sky resort town of Whitefish, Montana. Recounting her personal ordeal with vivid clarity and unparalleled recall, DK King chronicles an unforgettable series of transformational experiences as only a great storyteller can. In a voice that is audacious, real, raw and irreverent , DK King portrays her powerful passage through the peaks and valleys of love and life on her quintessential quest to turn the lemons in her life into an ocean of lemonade. More below the media player. Listen to DK King The Indie Author Life Similar Posts: A Terrible Crime Finally Uncovered Stuck On a Prison Planet With a Killer A Girlfriend! A Girlfriend! My Kingdom for a Girlfriend! Conspiracy. Assassination Plot. Intrepid Reporter. Go! Greek Myth Brought to New Life The post A Tale of a Tortured Tenure. Now She Can Laugh About It. appeared first on The Bookcast.
Taliyah Russo seems to be living the perfect middle class suburban life: supportive parents, good school, devoted friends. But when her family’s dark secrets come to light, the facade of perfection crumbles. In the new novel “Heart of Kings” by Fanchon Stylezz, Taliyah leaves Long Island to live with her grandmother in Red Hook Brooklyn, where she meets two mysterious, treacherous but alluring men who vie for her attention. Caught in the middle of a twisted love triangle, things get explosive when Taliyah recklessly decides to ignore the rules of love and keep them both. She is quickly pulled into a sordid underworld of drugs, theft and prostitution. As her life spirals out of control, Taliyah searches desperately for a way out of her increasingly perilous situation. A dangerous faceoff between the two men results in tragedy. Wil Taliyah survive to find freedom and love, or is it too late? More below the media player. Listen to Fanchon Stylezz The Indie Author Life And see the book trailer for “Heart of Kings”: Similar Posts: Prof. Henry Fell’s “Coming of Middle Age”… She Wants His Baby – But Will His Family, and The Law, A Troubled Teen Discovers His Hidden Power An Ancient Celtic Evil Threatens A Romantic Tale To Bring Your Hanky For The post A Perfect Life Crumbles. Can This Teen Survive? appeared first on The Bookcast.
Successful football coaches often change jobs. They take on fresh challenges, new opportunities, and find ways to grow as they meet new players and new teams. Jim Overmier had been a very successful high school football coach in Maryland when he accepted the job of quarterbacks coach on the staff at Gallaudet University, which had just attained NCAA Division Three status. A friend advised him to keep a journal, because this was not going to be an ordinary assignment. And it wasn’t. Gallaudet is the world’s only university dedicated to the education of the deaf and hard of hearing. Jim Overmier is neither of those. His experience coaching football at Gallaudet is the basis of his new book “Silent Count.” More below the media player. Listen to Jim Overmier Similar Posts: Learn to See Your Book The Way An Editor Does If She Fails, All Humankind Suffers the Consequences Ride the Indie Author Wave At The Bookcast What We Can All Learn From a College Rowing Team Why Settle For Just One Career? The post A Coach’s Life-Changing Career Decision appeared first on The Bookcast.
Sarah Cohen means well, but the ex-diver’s hasty decisions wreak havoc on her life in Boston. Good thing Emerson is a phone call away in Syracuse, with a metaphorical mop to clean up the mess. Their long-distance friendship can be excruciating for him, though. Years after their brief college romance, he’s still in love with her. When everything goes wrong, Sarah takes another plunge: back to the scene of her last mistake, to start fresh. Unfortunately for Emerson, the move puts her too close for his comfort. In Laurie Boris’s novel “Sliding Past Vertical” Sarah’s attempts to straighten her life’s trajectory are sometimes amusing and sometimes catastrophic. But with Sarah the walking disaster around, is anyone really safe? More below the media player. Listen to Laurie Boris And watch the trailer for “Sliding Past Vertical”: Similar Posts: Should This Woman Kill Her Mother-in-Law? They Warned Her He Would Be Trouble. But a Killer? What a Long, Strange Journey, To Find The Music Love, Hatred and Jealousy. But Also Regret. Technology Turned Homicidal The post Sarah, The Walking Disaster appeared first on The Bookcast.
Have you ever met a man that makes you act foolish? You are in good company. Melanie Moore tells the story of the most ridiculous relationship ever, in her new memoir, “Tomato Stakes.” By her own account, Mel was a free spirited gypsy who needed no man. She had her crazy cousin to fill her days. They drank until they couldn’t stand. They drove people insane. They were inseparable The secret, though, was that Melanie Moore and Melissa Moore weren’t really cousins. After Melissa moved away Melanie wasn’t sure how she was going to keep herself busy. So she started to plot her life around a man who didn’t even know she was alive. Their paths crossing again depended on one thing: tomatoes. More below the media player. Listen to Melanie Moore Similar Posts: Something Spicy to Cleanse Your Palate Inside A Successful Writer’s Imagination Trapped Between Life and Death – What Will She Do? One Family’s Story of Coming to America How to Get Me to Like Your Book The post The Most Ridiculous Relationship Ever. A True Story. appeared first on The Bookcast.
Mankind is undergoing rebirth. New arrivals are closely watched by the Selected, the transgenic beings created by the Moirai. New communities thrive with the aliens’ support, and peace and security reign on Eridu, as the planet Earth is now known by the Moirai and in the galaxy. But in Massimo Marino‘s science fiction thriller “Once Humans,” peace and security of the cradle are suddenly shattered by acts of sabotage set to disrupt the fragile balance of the fledgling communities. From the coldest climes to the deepest ocean floors, a cosmic conspiracy full of betrayal and fear is being hatched with the hope of pushing the world perilously close to the brink of self-destruction. It is up to Dan Amenta to journey through dark and deadly alleys – even into the depths of the planet – to unlock the shadowy logic of alien minds. The events and the emotional trauma prepare the race of man to reclaim its place in the galaxy. More below the media player. Listen to Massimo Marino The Indie Author Life Fledgling science fiction writers often make a fundamental mistake, writes Massimo Marino in a recent blog post. The newbie figures she must explain how everything works […] Similar Posts: War, Holocaust, Rebellion – and Dragons and Runics A Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old Girl Erotica Author Turns to Historical Fiction – and Finds We’ve Hit 100! Five Moons Craving a Hero The post The Rebirth of the Human Race appeared first on The Bookcast.
Sheldon Mason has decided he doesn’t want to be a recluse any longer: he’d rather just be dead. But when his upstairs neighbor – a drug dealer named Sam – interrupts his suicide attempt, gets him a job, and believes in him, Sheldon realizes maybe his inner demons are beatable. Of course, then he meets new demons… In Scott Bartlett‘s novel “Taking Stock” Sheldon struggles to make sense of his life, and starts to notice something odd about one of his new co-workers. Gilbert seems to know about Sheldon’s mental health issues – in fact, he seems to know secrets about everyone. And Gilbert sees value in Sheldon.. More below the media player. Listen to Scott Bartlett The Indie Author Life Watch as Scott Bartlett reads an excerpt of “Taking Stock”: Similar Posts: A Girlfriend! A Girlfriend! My Kingdom for a Girlfriend! Battle of Good Vs. Evil, With Christian Undertones What’s Been Going On A Father’s Only True Legacy: Lies Great Summer Indie Reads The post There’s Something (Odd) About Gilbert appeared first on The Bookcast.
In the mountains of West Virginia, hooded men ambush a group of environmental protestors. An Army colonel’s daughter goes missing, but she wasn’t with the protestors. Now, in David Vinjamuri‘s new thriller “Binder,” ex-operator Michael Herne travels to West Virginia to find her. And as he tracks her he encounters cults, communes and supremacists on the path to unraveling a deadly conspiracy. More below the media player. Listen to David Vinjamuri The Indie Author Life In an enthusiastic recent review, Indie Reader called “Binder”.. “a fast-paced, energetic sequel for Michael Herne followers and those interested in military thrillers” … First person narration creates tension and conveys the cool headedness of Herne’s character, which often works in favor of the story, especially when Herne reveals his cocky attitude and humor. For example when he is tackled by two men and restrained after he was questioned a few moments earlier. His response? “I assume you have more questions for me?” At times, however, this point of view offers too much composure and creates a distance in the narration and with the identification of the protagonist, as in the scene where he is being tortured, “I tried to make it easy for them […] Similar Posts: A Suicide, A Homecoming, and Terror A Deadly Race Is On To Save A 12-Year-Old Girl Why The Indie Author Fear of Skype? Debut Thriller is a Race With Evil Why I Don’t Charge Authors to be Interviewed The post No Ordinary Missing Person Case appeared first on The Bookcast.
Magazine reporter Kelly Kaufman is assigned to dig into a political figure who wants to run for president. But in Robin Murphy’s paranormal mystery “Federal City’s Secret” Kelly’s in over her head, and when she fails to contact her mother Shawna for two weeks, Shawna calls the paranormal investigators. (She has some shadows and such in her apartment and uses this to bring them to D.C.) Once Marie Bartek and her paranormal group take care of the ghost at Shawna’s, she accepts the offer to stay and work on Kelly’s apparent disappearance. All goes well until Marie realizes that she brought more than just her group to Washington – it seems that Demon B also accompanied her. Choosing to stay and find Kelly may cost them several lives. More below the media player. Listen to Robin Murphy The Indie Author Life Why would an indie author turn down an offer to be traditionally-published? Ask Robin Murphy. She did, as she wrote about in a recent blog post: I had a very exciting opportunity take place for me this week. A publisher that I submitted the third book in my paranormal mystery series, Federal City’s Secret, offered me a contract. Needless […] Similar Posts: It’ll Take All Her Power to Defeat This Demon Jealousy and Obsession, With a Paranormal Twist The Ghost and Mr. Traffic Just Your Friendly Neighborhood Vampire We Have Winners The post Paranormal Trouble in the Nation’s Capital appeared first on The Bookcast.