Monday, September 29, 2014

CORNELL AMIR GARVIN DEBUT NOVEL "A HUSTLER BY NATURE"

AUTHOR JUNCTION is always delighted to introduce audiences to new voices and emerging writers from around the globe.  The decision to follow that dream of writing and communicating an inner vision is not easy.  It involves commitment, learning, struggle, and the courage to keep improving how and what is shared. To dare to dream to be something and work toward that goal is what the creative heart is all about.  It is at once a fragile flower easily and often chilled by criticism and also a mighty rock that endures the fierce torrents to remain firmly committed.  Today we present one such new voice in Cornell Amir Garvin and his book, "A Hustler By Nature."  Keep an eye on him - there are powerful stories inside him waiting for their time to touch the world.
Cornell Amir Garvin’s Bio
Cornell Amir Garvin is a new aspiring author. He was raised in Newark, NJ. At the age of fourteen he went to Wilmington, DE to live with his father. After spending majority of his twenties incarcerated he decided to turn his life around. He discovered that he had a talent to write fictional stories based on the experiences he witnessed and lived. A Hustler by Nature is Amir’s debut novel with many more gripping stories to follow.
 
Book Synopsis
 15  year old Keyshawn has the streets in his blood; his father Raheem was street Legend who ran the city of Newark ; only before he went to war with an enemy that caused him to spend the rest of his life in jail. His mother Rolanda a.k.a Ro, is the true definition of a Gangsta Bitch. After Raheem went to prison Ro kept a strong hold of their projects "Prince street". Keyshawn learns a valuable lesson when the streets snatches up both his parents. And the knowledge of the game that his mother taught him becomes his life. Can Keyshawn reclaim his family legacy or will he end up wit the same fate as his parents?
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Cornell Amir Garvin
A Hustler By Nature
Garvin-Garvin Publishing
Urban Grapevine Media & Publishing

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Author Brian Young Launches New Series


Brian Young's 'The Sullen Queen' is an enjoyable tale rich with mythic forms, setting and action.  The main character, young Prince Rhun ap Maelgwn, is well developed and suited to the role of the hero setting out on the journey that will test him to the core.  The pace is active and the plot often surprising making sure the reader is entertained and engaged.  At times, the writing takes on an almost epic and lyrical cadence.  As the last line is read and this volume concludes, there is a strong sense that one has returned from sitting at the feet of an ancient storyteller who shared some long forgotten saga.  Lovers of fantasy, of action, and all Celtophiles will enjoy this work and eagerly look forward to the next installment.  

Available in both print and Kindle versions.

About the Author
Brian Young is an award winning game designer for Troll Lord Games, Secretary for the Celtic League, Educator, and an author with Damnation Books/Eternal Press with over half a dozen titles published already and more on the way. He was a local Horror Host on both TV and radio and creator and founder for a traditional Halloween event ‘Scare on the Square’ with a Bachelors in History from NWOSU (2002), and a Masters in Arthurian Studies from the University of Wales Lampeter (2007) and now beginning his PhD in Celtic Studies from Y Drindod Dewi Sant.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

AUTHOR NATAISHA HILL

TITLE: Partially Broken Never Destroyed
AUTHOR: Nataisha Hill
PUBLISHER: Tai-Lor Made Books (March 15, 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-0985323219


Description: Kayla is in love with Jeremy until she finds out he is an abuser and a cheater. She tries to move on but continues to get involved with situations against her favor. Kayla winds up caught in her own lies and deception once she discovers she is pregnant. Then Kayla decides to move to Georgia and pursue other opportunities only to be disappointed again. She roommates with a co-worker and eventually finds out the roommate only moved with her to be closer to a married man who is vicious. On top of that, Kayla is dealing with issues of her own that are life changing once she gets involved in another relationship with a street pharmacist. She ends up backtracking and moving with a serial cheater and liar who has more than a few skeletons in his closet. Based on some true events


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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sgt Windflower Returns in 'Beneath the Surface'!


Lovers of mysteries, character driven fiction, and the out of the ordinary will want to explore the "Sgt. Windflower Series" by Canadian author Mike Martin. The Sgt. Windflower Mystery books are a traditional east coast mystery series, but it is more cozy than hard core violent. It is a soft-boiled police procedural, light on procedure and long on food and fun.  The protagnoist is a "foodie" and the reader is assured that once again there’s plenty of food!  Breakfast, lunch and especially dinner is always an adventure for Windflower. Braised rabbits, apple-honey pork chops, stuffed sole and Baked Alaska with a Newfoundland twist.

Beneath the Surface (Mike Martin; Booklocker.com) ws published April 15, 2014 (ISBN 978-1632631138) and in this third installment of the series, Sgt. Windflower is back on the scene of the crime.


He is joined again by his trusted ally Eddie Tizzard, his rock-steady girl, Sheila, and a wide cast of supporters. Together they face down an international crime syndicate operating on the East Coast, and help Windflower deal with the modern challenges of sexual harassment and corruption while re-discovering his roots and inner strength.

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Mike Martin
Author of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series

 
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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Author Patti "Sassy Angel" Chiappa


One of the signs of healing is being able to look at the wound and see beyond the pain.  For many this is a long journey and sometimes thee are "Ambassadors of Love" to help see meaning in senseless confusion and chaos.
 
This book is not an exploration of the open wounds of the 9/11 tragedy but a look at the lessons we can draw from the event and its impact. Through the lives of people touché by the event issues of faith, hope, kindness, mercy and compassion are touchingly explored.
 
A gripping tale that pulls you into the story and the people facing their darkest hours.  In the aftermath of that tragedy people rose to find their better selves and Ambassadors of Love reminds us we can be that better self all the time...if we so wish.
 
Find it ebook and print format at Amazon.com.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Author: Michele Bryd Shares "My 2 Secrets"



 "My 2 Secrets: An Adoption Story" is an emotional journey of a birth mother before, during and after the adoption of her two children.  It chronicles the impact these choices have had on her existing and future relationships and her general outlook on life during these times. 
 
 
A heartfelt true story of a birth mother's emotional journey surrounding the choice of adoption for her two children. It is an in depth account of the ongoing struggle involved in keeping the secret, and the impacts those choices had on family members and future relationships.
 
 
It is a story of truth and acceptance coming full circle. A must read for anyone involved in the adoption process including those in counseling, or any child or adult who grapples with trying to understand why they were adopted.
 
Available in print and Kindle versions.

ISBN - 10: 1494703335
ISBN - 13: 978-1494703332
Copyright Date: December 17, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Eric Nierstedt Releases The Lightrider Journals

Author Eric Nierstedt announces the publication of  his new work, The Lightrider Journals.  The novel  is published through iUniverse (Nov. 2012; ISBN  9781475956122). Learn more and order via www.thelightriderjournals.com.
 
Description: Joseph Hashimoto is happy with his ordinary life. A man who believes in fairness and just action, Joe’s greatest love is his family. But as he moves about his days, he is completely unaware that his actions are carefully observed. With one momentous decision, Joe’s ordinary life is about to transform into an extraordinary existence.

While attempting to save a little girl from danger, Joe is killed in a violent explosion. But instead of dying, his soul is brought before the elemental Architects of the Universe, who tell him he has been chosen for a sacred duty. Reborn as Lightrider, the earthly representative of Light, Joe is given leadership over the Elemental Knights, a group of half-man, half-animal beings. Charged with maintaining balance between good and evil, Joe must police both sides and destroy anyone who threatens to ruin it. As Joe struggles with his conflicting emotions and longing for home, he must face his greatest threat- the ancient Chaos Demons.
 About the author: Eric Nierstedt, a reader since birth and a writer since high school graduated from Kean University with a bachelors’ degree in English. In 2011, his work was selected for the Unlimited Potential Theatre’s NJ Wordsmith Competition. He writes professionally for the Westfield Leader newspaper, the online magazine Suite101, and the official Lightrider blog (http://lightriderjournals.wordpress.com/), where he analyzes writing as a craft and in popular media. He is a lifelong resident of Garwood, NJ, and is currently working on the sequel to Lightrider, Equites.
 
You can catch him on Dec. 5th, at the Cranford NJ Public Library for a book signing. 
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Author Jim Bergstad

Jim Bergstad
 
You can read more about the author at https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/captflash75. The authors also invites reader to visit his website: http://www.woodsidepubgroup.com for other reviews of his newest Ebooks: Hyde's Corner Trilogy - Book I - No Man's Land, only $4.99, Hyde's Corner Trilogy - Book II - In The Name of Vengeance, only $4.99 - Doors to Perdition - Eleven sinister tales of the darkness within us all, only $2.99. He notes that " The New Revised Edition of the award winning Screwing the Pooch at only $2.99. "



"You can also purchase my Ebooks @ http://www.smashwords.com or find me, J B Bergstad, at Amazon, iTunes Book store, B&N and other Ebook retail sales outlets. Look for the release of Hyde's Corner Trilogy - Book III - Murderous Intentions, later this year or early 2014."

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Author Maria Hammarblad

Steve Petersen is a Very Troubled Man. Sole survivor of a Taliban POW camp, he often thinks only parts of him returned; his sanity appears to have been left behind. He seeks solace in alcohol and drugs, but nothing helps block the images from his mind for more than minutes at a time, and he is trapped in horrifying flashbacks.


He is more than surprised when he wakes up in a bright and merry bedroom that turns out to belong to the widow Anna, a woman he has rudimentary memories of meeting. Knowing he should leave isn’t the same as doing it, and before he knows what’s happening, he finds himself pulled into a world with real life problems, such as folding laundry, and what’s for dinner.


Whiskey is no longer his first priority, and not being alone in his waking nightmare is a relief. That is, until Anna disappears. Steve finds himself forced to return to Afghanistan, a place where he’ll have to face both external enemies and himself.


Blog: http://www.scifiromance.info
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mariahammarblad

Friday, June 28, 2013

Author Shobha Nihalani

Need an intriguing book to take you on an exciting journey? Nine: Cure of the Kalingan is the first book in an  exciting tale sure to keep the reader holding their breath in suspense and tense with action.

For thousands of years, the wisdom of the NINE has protected mankind from destroying itself. But a vengeful ancient spirit has returned to shatter the peace. With the help of magical powers, he has possessed a young man and mobilised black yogis to destroy the NINE. Plucked from their ordinary lives, empowered with special abilities, Tara, Akash and Zubin are swept into an occult world of kala yogis and siddhis to fight an ancient warrior spirit...

Title: NINE - Curse of the Kalingan
Publisher: Penguin India 
ISBN-10 0143418858
ISBN-13 978-0143418856 
20-May 2013


About the Author
Shobha Nihalani is the author of The Silent Monument. Her debut novel, Karmic Blues, was translated and published in Denmark. She has worked as a freelance journalist, copywriter, bookkeeper, English teacher and salesperson. She lives in Hong Kong with her family.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Meet Nigerian Author Friday Abumere (Updated Links)



"Imagination Interviews" was happy to finally sit down with a new international voice and interview African author, Friday Abumere.  Friday Abumere comes from  Edo State, Nigeria. 
He obtained his Diploma certificate in Computer Engineering in 2004. He is author of Who To Blame, Blood Is Thicker Than Water, The Wind of Change, The Barren Destinys and Cry for Justice

As the interview began he was relaxed and sitting in a soft leather chair,  a bottle of wine and a glass cup by him side. Through the nearby window was the beach and the cold breeze was blowing. The sun was paving a way for the moon to take it place as the evening grew nearer and the birds were preparing to go to their nest for the day. 

After some preliminary greetings and small talk, the guiding force of this author was revealed.  He smiled as he looked out the wide window at the wide sand beach, the foamy waves and the broad canopy of sky.  He began to admire the hand work of God he saw in the vista through the window.  He saw the hand of God in that sea without end beyond that white band of sand in the background.  The noise of the moving water were a natural soundtrack to his comments and for the questions to come. 

When you are not writing , what is your work or activity?

When I am not writing, I am also architectural designer by computer. Which means I am always occupied.

When did you became an Author? How did it develop and what was your inspiration.

I became an Author seven years ago, it developed because I believed in myself and God, who was behind my inspirations.
What are you most passionate about in your writing? What theme are important to you?

Is to give my readers the best in anything related to my field. 

What are some interesting event from your career ? Any bloopers?

April last year, I submitted one of my manuscripts title (Blood is Thicker Than Water) to 10daybookclub for  preview. I became their top fan for the week. 

What did you think your impact has been among your audience? Your community?

My impact was noted and in my community it was very amazing.

What would you like to do with your work? If there was more time money, wider support, funding staff etc.

I have a lot of plans if I become successful.  For instance, I will invest in publishing, sponsor God's work, render assistance to the less privileged, such as  widows and orphans.

Where did you see yourself in the coming years? Will remain transform within the book world or move to something else?

By the grace of God, I can see myself  as a popular writer, maybe even one of the great Authors; I believe I have what it takes to be there.

As a writer, what and who are your influences? Where do you get your ideal?

My chief influence is God Almighty,  who is the creator of heaven and earth.
He is the one behind my ideas, because he gave me the wisdom, understanding, knowledge and the inspiration to write all my books.

When you write do you require a specific place quite mood music, a favorite chair or sweater etc?

Yes, most of the time I write at night, with no music,  provided the place is cool and calm.

Who is Author Friday Abumere?

He is an African, just a humble author from Nigeria. He writes with a lot of passion. He is author of Who To Blame, Blood is Thicker Than Water, The Barren Destiny, The Wind of Change, Cry for Justice, Wiser Than The Kind and Power of Love.

In the real world do you like sport or other suit? Or any given day where would someone find you and what would be doing?

Yes, I love sport especially football and table tennis.  Most days, I will be found in my office working with computer doing one or two things.

What is the next big thing on your personal and professional agenda?


The next thing is to take my work to the next level. To continue to believe in myself and God who was behind my early inspirations.

It was a delight to learn more about this author and to be able to share this interview.  His book, Blood Is Thicker Than Water, (see new links below)  is a tale of a young under graduate, who wanted to become a medical doctor. But the death of their father robs them for many things. Whatever they got during the burial was taking by the family and they forcibly took their father property that was left for them to fall back on. As a result of all this, their mother develops a mental illness and her daughter now plays the role of father and mother. She seeks for assistance from one place to another to take care of her mother. One day she ran into an old friend, who raised her hope of getting her a good job, but her hope of meeting her employer became deflated, when her friend became her employer and took her into a hotel room where she finally gave her job.

Emerging international author Friday Abumere is on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.

New Links :  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/334873  or 
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/334867

Author Christy Elkins



An interview with the author of children's books such as Noah's Mark, The Seedling Heart and adult novels such as Parallel, Lilac Hill, and The Dusty Road.  Christy Elkins publishes with Silver Knight and her books are available through many outlets.

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Tell me Christy, when you are not writing or being you, what is your work or activity?
I’ve been many things; a photographer, insurance agent, accountant, among others, but my latest role is home maker, and I must say I’ve never been happier.

When did you become an author? How did it develop, and what was your inspiration? 
I began writing when I was a young child.  I had a knack for “BS” as some might say.  It came in quite handy when I didn’t have time to finish book reports assigned.  However, becoming a published author came much later.  I had to move to a separate state, away from my older children and I thought I might go mad from missing them.  I wrote my first book (a children’s collection of poetry), to keep my sanity as well as pass the time until I could see them again.

What are some interesting events from your career as (the writer, Christy Elkins)?  Any bloopers?
Of course most books are trial and error, at the beginning.  However, my first two books were written in long hand, because I didn’t own a computer.  Once I became technologically advanced, I was over eager and published my first book without editing it.  YIKES…is all I have to say about that.  (Editors are worth their weight in gold, no doubt.)  

What do you think your impact has been among members of your audience?  Your community? 
I can’t say that I recognize my impact on anyone in particular or on the community, but I have been very blessed by opportunities afforded me.  Because of my career choice, I have been able to be a part of some beautifully, rewarding projects, such as Noah’s Mark” and“For the Love of Zazell.  Both are works that I helped co-create and both benefit charitable organizations for children.  

I have read some of the reviews of your books and would say your readers definitely enjoy your books.  What would you have liked to do with your work if there was more time, money, wider support, funding, staff, etc.
Reach a broader audience.  I don’t have any delusions of being famous or rich, nor do I desire either one, but there is nothing more rewarding in a writing career than having readers.  People who take the time to read your work and then tell you, “Hey that was great; I want more!”

Where do you see yourself in the coming years?  Will Christy Elkins remain or transform within the book world or move on to something else?
Probably, fluffier with more wrinkles…age she’s a sneakin’ up on me.  As far as professionally, I think writing is just in my blood.  I will do this until the good Lord takes my breath away.  I have so many stories on the backburner right now, just waiting to be finished, and as my children grow, I hope to find more time to dedicate to my work.  Even as I mature I think my writing can only do the same.  Grow and become better and better with experience.

As a writer, what and who are your influences?   Where do you get your ideas?
Everything.   Sometimes, I feel like a humongous sponge, (maybe I can blame my weight on that alone).  Every person I meet, every situation I encounter develops me as a person and ads richness and fullness to my stories.  The more believable and relatable a story is the more enjoyable and likable it is to a reader.  

I also have some extremely crazy dreams and am fortunate enough to have encountered some pretty amazing writers, who have taught me some tricks of the trade, either by accident or instruction ally.  My dear friend, the very talented Maria Hammarblad, has really encouraged, motivated and baby sat me through some of my writing.   I can also add that I learned a great deal of technique from reading The Mound, by…oh, what was that lady's name?  Oh yes, the remarkable Marilyn Hudson and her fascinating son Cullan Hudson.

Readers often like to find authors similar in tone, subject, or style to another.  Who would most enjoy your work: readers of Stoker, Lovecraft, Shelley, King, Koonz, etc? 
Awww this is a brilliant questions with a cloudy answer.  I have so much trouble even identifying the genre of my books that I can’t possibly take a stab at who I might be like.  I know my children’s work is heavily influenced by the brilliant Shel Silverstein.  He was my all-time favorite when I was a child.  

My grown up reads are so different even from each other that I couldn’t possibly fathom an answer, but I can list some of my favorite author’s and maybe that could shine a little light on my style.  I really enjoy Mary Higgins Clark, Neal Shustermann, Suzanne Collins, Maria Hammarblad, Steven King, L.L. Bartlett, and Nancy Thayer, (to name a few).

When you write, do you require a special place, quiet, mood music, a favorite chair or sweater, etc.?
Time.   I think that is my biggest requirement.  I do enjoy a little background music and it is very mood specific.  I think I listened to two songs the entire time I wrote “Parallel”, “Sweet Jane” by the Cowboy Junkies & “Fade into You” by Mazzy Star.  I think I nearly drove my husband batty.

Who is Christy?  How similar are the two personas of author and Christy Elkins ?  In the real world, do you like sports or other pursuits?  On any given day where would someone find you and what would you be doing?
Christy Elkins is a very down to earth, yet sometimes quite disturbed person.  I am hardest on myself, both with work and just naturally.  I laugh easily, love deeply and try really hard to do what is right, most often to spite myself.  

I think I am a home body, but it’s because I have such an amazing family and am so satisfied by life, that there isn’t anywhere else I would rather be.  I love hanging out with my kids, my husband, our friends and family, (we host a lot of cookouts). I also enjoy fishing but I don’t hunt…watching something die just hurts my heart.

 What is the next big thing on your personal and professional agenda?
Personally:  Just to relax, be accepting of myself and really take the time to enjoy being home.  (We just moved back to Oklahoma from Texas).

Professionally:  Finishing a project!  I have probably a stack of at least five books just waiting to be born.  I would love to make that happen for at least one of them this year. 
Also, Silver Knight Publishing is releasing “Unchanged” very soon, (sometimes this summer hopefully).  It is an exciting Science-Fiction but not in the spaceship sense, more of a medical sci-fi, but it is full of action and diverse characters.  I am very excited and hope it is well received by readers. 

 Author Christy Elkins has a growing body of work and a fan base that is hungry for more from this down to earth but highly creative woman.  If you haven't read one of her books, I encourage you to do so and soon.  Her titles include works for children and books for the adult reader.  Don't put off the enjoyable things of life! 

Marilyn A. Hudson, author of The Bones of Summer and The Mound.