Monday, December 31, 2012

The Mystery of Shadow Lake (Kindle)

The Mystery of Shadow Lake 
This ebook by author Loretta Montambo is a murder mystery, with some supernatural elements. It takes place in a small fictional town near the north woods of Michigan Two girls disappear and the story focuses on solving the crime with a surprising outcome.

Loretta Montambo says, "I like to paint landscape, play music and write. I play the guitar and piano." When asked how she got started she thought for a moment before adding, "I have always enjoyed telling stories, then, I thought why not write them? Everyone enjoys a good story. I hope to bring enjoyment to my readers. I also write poetry in my spare time. I really like writing. I grew up in the North, in the USA. It gets cold here and the winters are long, writing can also be a great pass-time as we wait for spring."

A Mormon Massacre by Joseph M. Rinaldo

This modern-day novel is based on the actual massacre of innocent Americans by Mormon zealots in the Utah Territory. In present-day Nashville, Tennessee, Jeremiah grows up with a prejudice against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the murders in 1857 of his ancestors at Mountain Meadows. Until the 1995 Oklahoma City attack, this was the most deadly act of terrorism against US citizens. 

Jeremiah’s hatred multiplies when his father, Luke, informs him that his mother suffered abuse at the hands of her Mormon husband in a previous marriage. Due to his father’s association with the Mormon Victim’s Action Committee, Jeremiah gets an opportunity to expose the current wide-spread and Church-accepted practice of abusing women. With his father’s encouragement and the knowledge of his mother’s horrific experience, Jeremiah accepts M-VAC’s offer to train and insert him into an LDS community in hopes of collecting evidence to prosecute the abusers. Jeremiah’s objective broadens when he sees all the atrocities committed by Mormon zealots. Now he wants to expose the entire Church as a violent and dangerous fraud.

Author Rinaldo lives currently in Nashville, Tennessee. From this most American of southern cities he writes about the violent activities of a Mormon sect in A MORMON MASSACRE, the internal turmoil in the CIA in A SPY AT HOME, and about deadly gangs in HAZARDOUS CHOICES. You've probably heard that authors write what they know. Think it's true?

Available on Amazon as ebook or as paperback.
Link to his website:
A MORMON MASSACRE, published by Joseph M. Rinaldo
ISBN: 978-1477505915, copyright 2007,

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Meet Author Gary Goldstein

Jew in Jail,  Gary Goldstein (CreateSpace, 2010)

Gary Goldstein received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Long Island University and worked as a broadcast associate, researcher and assistant producer for two major television networks. As an alumni member of the Coney Island Hospital Chemical Dependency Program, Goldstein is currently a motivational speaker and hopes to serve as a shining example of how to overcome one’s negative past.

JEW IN JAIL "is the true story of the nearly six years that I spent incarcerated in various correctional facilities throughout the state of New York. It deals with my attempts at recovery from past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling, as well as my efforts to turn my life around in hopes of becoming a solid citizen and successful member of society upon my release. In addition, my book also provides insight into how I, as a minority in prison, was forced to fend for myself against all of the mistreatment at the hands of the powers that be from the Department Of Correctional Services in this "world within the real world," as well as the daily grind of doing time with hardened criminals, many of whom I felt no close connection to, all the while continuing to fight for the true justice I strongly felt I wasn't afforded during my lower court proceedings."

A perfect addition to collections of social science, prisons and prisoners, criminal justice, biography, drug addiction and recovery, and social justice.

 ISBN-13: 978-1452864341 ; November 5, 2010

Available at AMAZON  or Barnes and Noble
Find press releases, audio clips and more at Gary Goldstein

Friday, December 28, 2012

The File on John Ormond

 As the New Year dawns, add some new reading choices to your 2013 to do list! 


Published by Xlibris, 2007.    ISBN 1-4257-4007-3, is available in print and e-book formats. Obtainable at bookstores and on-line (Amazon, Xlibris, B&N etc)

An British translator living in Helsinki suddenly disappears without trace. Around the same time, a leading Russian dissident has fled to the West with a manuscript the Russian authorities are determined to suppress.  Is there a connection between the two?  

Inspector Mason of Scotland Yard, assisted by the Finnish police, copes with the rigors of the climate and with the Finnish sauna in his efforts to outwit the opposition and solve this intriguing case. Lots of authentic local color and aspects of Finnish life.

The author is a Briton who uses his experiences teaching in Europe serve as as background for his successful series of mystery novels, featuring  original plots and interesting characters

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Coaching the Next Generation, a new book by John Chasteen  is an essential read for anyone who is on a quest for newer more effective discipleship models.  Written by coach trainer and practitioner John Chasteen, the book introduces you to the emerging method of discipleship coaching.

John Chasteen's book is divided into seven major divisions with 52 short chapters, each one filled with concisely worded advice, teaching, and instruction.  Chiefly, the book introduces the reader to the basic coaching skills needed to reach a contemporary society. Skills like: active listening, asking powerful questions, intuitive listening, along with other commonly practiced techniques.

You may purchase John Chasteen's book at Barnes & Noble or

John Chasteen is the CEO and founder of Hey Coach John in Oklahoma City, OK. He has been involved in leadership for over thirty years, serving as pastor, administrator and professor in the field of higher education, and in various other leadership positions.

First and foremost John is a believer and family man. He is also a published freelance writer and blogger, however, his true passion is Christian life coaching. He is a certified professional life coach and trainer. His innovative social media coaching community can be found at

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Blood Is Thicker Than Water

Nigerian author Friday Abumere announces his second book is now available. "Watch out for my second powerful, intresting and educative book title Blood is thicker than water that will coming out very soon."   This is a story of a young under graduate, who wanted to become a medical doctor. But the death of the father robs them of many things. Others forcibly took their father's property leaving them nothing to fall back on. "As a result of all this, their mother develops a mental illness and her daugther now plays the role of father and mother. She seeks for assistance from one place to another to take care of her mother and younger sisters.
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."

Dream Shifters - Eight Fantasy Tales

Need a gift for a fantasy fan or just some one who loves great short stories?   Try Dream Shifters. Eight fantasy tales. Each one with an explosive mixture of suspense, mystery, romance, horror or humor. Several of the stories are also available as e-book. Mirage, Silver Stars on the Sea, Beam Down Scotty, The Metallic Bird. Paperback Dream Shifters published Oct 2012 by Createspace Independent Publishing.  Available on Amazon
“ An excellent gift for the fantasy reader on your Christmas List.”

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Exciting New Work

Revelation – Book One of the Revelation Trilogy: Murder, intrigue, betrayal, and the holy church are twisted together in this spiraling epic to save the most important person in modern history. ~ 

Murder, intrigue, betrayal, and the holy church are twisted together in this spiraling epic to save the most important person in modern history.  In a high-stakes chase throughout Europe, intertwined with centuries old secrets, ancient societies and modern day peril, a father is forced to protect his daughter from the Cavalieri di Satana - a powerful 2000-year-old cult of devil worshipers who believe she is the holy vessel Jesus Christ will use to walk the earth again.

Michael Raphael, a devoted family man who has a knack for playing the good Samaritan, is thrust into the dark world of the of the  Cavalieri when they discover a scroll hidden by Mary Magdalene prophesizing the
second coming.  As she is hunted for sacrifice in a gruesome ritual to satiate the dark lord, Michael comes face-to-face with the purest evil known to man.  But is she really who
they think she is?

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