Erica Rosen’s world is turned upside down after a suicide bomber
explodes amidst a large crowd entering Oracle Park baseball stadium,
near her San Francisco home. Many are killed or injured, and police
have no leads in solving the case.
becomes involved after a teacher of young autistic men calls her. The
teacher believes her students are involved in the bombing but is
afraid to contact law enforcement. She reaches out to Erica, who has
experience with special needs children.
arrives at the school but finds the police already there and a young
autistic man doing a jigsaw puzzle, oblivious to his murdered teacher
on the floor. The young man has information about the mastermind
behind the bombing but has limited ability to speak. Erica is
determined to protect him, prevent further bombings, and find his
fascinating and thought-providing medical thriller about the ethical
dilemmas posed by genetic manipulation.” –Best
Erica Rosen is perplexed when she sees a young Chinese girl with blue
eyes in her San Francisco pediatrics clinic. The girl’s mother, Ting,
is secretive, and Erica suspects she has entered the country
illegally. Later, Erica encounters Ting’s son and discovers he has an
unusual mutation. Erica learns that Ting’s children underwent
embryonic stem cell gene editing as part of a secret Chinese
Chinese government wants to murder Ting’s son to prevent others from
learning about his unusual mutation and the secret gene-editing
program. At Ting’s urging, Erica heads to China to expose the program
and rescue the infant Ting was forced to leave behind, all while
attempting to evade the watchful eye of the Chinese government.
Fiction writer Deven
Greene lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Ever since childhood,
Deven has been interested in science. After working as a biochemist,
she went back to school and became a pathologist. When writing
fiction, the author usually incorporates elements of medicine or
science. Deven has penned several short stories. Unnatural, Erica
Rosen MD Trilogy Book 1 is the first novel the author has
published. Her recently completed novel, Unwitting, is the
second novel in the trilogy. She is currently completing the third
novel of the trilogy, Unforeseen.
infamous reincarnation cult resurfaces in the wake of a deadly
bombing, and it’s up to an FBI novice to learn its true aim—and
uncover its dark past before it consumes her.
Agent Vera Taggart walked away from a promising career as an artist
to join the FBI, and she impresses her new colleagues with her eerie
ability to divine conclusions from the grisliest crime scenes.
Taggart’s first assignment is a decades-old cold case centered on a
cult of suicide bombers known as the Sons of Elijah who believe
they’ve been reborn hundreds of times, going back centuries. It
seems like a low-risk assignment until a bomb tears apart a crowded
Chicago restaurant. The Sons of Elijah have returned—and now it’s
up to Taggart to stop their modern-day reign of terror. Taggart’s
investigation begins with Dr. Seth Jacobson, a renowned psychiatrist
who claims to help people remember past lives through hypnotherapy.
Jacobson had treated two of the Sons of Elijah’s founders before
they’d gone on to commit a series of horrific murders. Desperate to
understand how these ordinary patients could have taken such a
violent path, Taggart agrees to undergo similar treatment with
her hypnosis sessions, Taggart comes to suspect the Sons of Elijah
are targeting a high-tech government laboratory that could expose the
group’s greatest secret with a controversial experiment. To save
millions of innocent lives, Tag must come to grips with the shocking
truth about the cult and her own puzzling role in its timeless
mission. The fate of humanity rests on her ability to determine which
threats are real and which exist only in her mind—and to decide
whose side she’s really fighting for.
Miksa is a former FBI intelligence analyst who helped prevent foreign
spies from stealing America’s secrets. Today, he writes thrillers
that blend history, politics, and science. Matt holds a graduate
degree in China Studies from Columbia University and has spent time
living in Beijing. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife and
Entertaining and Educating Your Grandkids at the same time…what a great idea
Watching our grandkids is so much more than babysitting. It’s a time to bond, laugh and teach while creating memories that will last a lifetime. Here are some fun and engaging ways you and the grandkids can pass the time together, courtesy of acclaimed author Anna del C. Dye.
Cooking is something everyone eventually has to do. If you get your grandkids started early, they can learn healthy and safe habits that may, hopefully, carry on into adulthood. The first thing you should discuss with your grandchild is kitchen safety. Don’t just tell them to wash their hands. Show them how, and teach them why.
Keep hair out of food by pulling it back, and teach them about safety regarding raw foods. Meat should never be taste-tested until it is done cooking, and advise them about cross-contamination. Stay close as you have your grandchild prep the food. You may want to buy children-safe tools, so they can participate in each step of cooking. Always be by their side when a hot surface is being used. Taking your eyes away for even a moment can result in a burn. By cooking together, not only can they have fun making a meal they will enjoy, they learn basic skills they will need.
Developing a hobby with your grandchild can be fun, rewarding and give them something they can be proud of. There are many hobbies you can choose from, like knitting, or painting, but, if you have the space, woodworking can be a great way for kids to experiment. This is a great hobby for children of all ages, but make sure that little ones stick to things such as gluing precut pieces, or painting.
Older children, with help and close supervision, might want to cut their own pieces or use a hammer and nails to build something a bit sturdier. Start with simple projects, and build complexity together. Not only can they make their own toys, but also they can make gifts for others that your grandkids can be proud of. Projects like these might develop into a lifelong hobby.
It is never too early to get your grandkids excited about learning. Choose an easy science experiment, preferably one where your grandchild can see how things can change form. It’s exciting, fun, and even better if you can eat the results. By making something like edible glass, you can teach them about real glass, but also give them a sweet treat to carefully munch afterwards. You can make different colors, which can further engage your grandkids by having fun piecing together different pieces, similar to stained glass. There are many other science experiments you can enjoy with your grandkids, depending on what your particular little one enjoys.
No matter how old your grandchild is, gardening is something you can do together (especially if you pick up some child-friendly gardening tools) There are many edible plants that are easy for children to grow. While flowers are fun for children to look at when they bloom, it’s great if you can teach your grandkids the joy of harvesting something they grew themselves. You can teach them about how healthy and easy it is to eat responsibly, but also give them something to be proud of. Lettuce, tomatoes and radishes all grow quickly, and you may be able to get picky eaters to try vegetables that they grew themselves.
Additionally, gardening is great for those who work out of the home. According to ZenBusiness, it’s easy to go a little stir crazy when you’re cooped up inside for too long, so this a nice way to fit in some fresh air while still spending time with your kids. Depending on your job, you can also bring your phone with you, in case you have a business call you can’t miss.
No matter what you choose to do, so long as you are engaging your grandchild in activities they enjoy, you will both have fun. By teaching them how to safely craft, cook, garden or make an experiment, you can help them grow. These years together are precious, and you should celebrate them to create lasting memories, which you can both cherish.
Anna del C. Dye is the author of The Silent Warrior Trilogy, a tale from medieval times full of courage, grief, love and war. Check out her other books as well!
dozen tumultuous years after the dramatic events at the Paris Opera
House Raoul, Comte de Chagny is still haunted by the mysterious Opera
Ghost – the creature of legend who held staff at the Opera House
under his thrall, kidnapped Raoul’s lover and murdered his brother.
In Raoul’s troubled imagination the ghosts of the past are
everywhere, and a strange and powerful music still calls in his
obsession and the legacy of the past weave their spell in this short,
tragic tale based on the Phantom of the Opera.
of the NN Light Reviewer Award for Fantasy 2019.
Giry finds herself embroiled in the tragedy unfolding at the Opera
house; mystery and murder stalk the corridors and, it is said, a
ghost haunts the place. Giry knows the truth, for she recalls the
caged man she met so many years ago. This is her story, their
murder and mystery begin at the Opera House one woman knows who is
behind it, and what really lies beneath the mask. Secrets, lies and
tragedy sing a powerful song in this ‘might have been’ tale.
of the NN Light Book Heaven short story award 2020.
A. L. Butcher is an avid reader and creator of worlds, a poet, and a
dreamer, a lover of science, natural history, history, and monkeys.
Her prose has been described as ‘dark and gritty’ and her poetry as
‘evocative’. She writes with a sure sensibility
of things that might have been, never were, but could be.
is the author of the Light Beyond the Storm Chronicles and the Tales
of Erana lyrical fantasy series. She also has several short stories
in the fantasy, fantasy romance genres with occasional forays into
gothic style horror, including the Legacy of the Mask series. With a
background in politics, classical studies, ancient history and myth,
her affinities bring an eclectic and unique flavour in her work,
mixing reality and dream in alchemical proportions that bring her
characters and worlds to life.
also curates speculative fiction themed book bundles on BundleRabbit
– for the most part the Here Be Series
is also proud to be a writer for Perseid Press where her work
features in Heroika: Dragon Eaters, Heroika Skirmishers – where she
was editor and cover designer as well as writer; and Lovers in Hell –
part of the acclaimed Heroes in Hell series.
Outside the Walls, co-written with Diana L. Wicker received a Chill
with a Book Reader’s Award in 2017.
Write Now Literary is pleased to be organizing a two-month book tour for The Little Girl in the Pink Dress & Steam Adventures with Freedom Speakz & Friend with Co-authors Chizelle’ T Archie & Freedom Speakz.
The book tour will run December 1-January 29, 2021.
Genre: Children, nonfiction
Meet The Authors
Freedom Speakz, born Freedom Jah’an Archie, is the petite but larger than life, multi-talented artist and Atlanta, Georgia native. She is a seventh grader currently attending Coretta Scott King Young Women’s leadership Academy.
As her name suggests, Freedom Speakz is a free-spirited young lady, who never misses an opportunity to fascinate audiences both big and small. Freedom’s love for the arts parallels her love of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). At just twelve years old, she is young yet fierce and confident.
Chizelle’ T. Archie, is a native of Mobile, Alabama. She bursts on the literary scene in 2010 when she penned her debut novel, “The Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Diamond, in which the sequel shortly followed. “His Grace, His Blood, His Mercy! ”Chizelle’ is a mother to the joy of her life Freedom Jah’an A.K.A. Freedom Speakz, as well as a Registered Nurse. She currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
About The Books
STEAM Adventures with Freedom Speakz and Friends.
The fearless STEAM adventurer Freedom Speakz takes a journey to several fun places where she meets new friends along the way. While riding in her super powered yet magical Freedom Cycle, Freedom Speakz, her friends, and yes you too, will help each other complete the wonderful activities that spell all things Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math!
The Little Girl in The Pink Dress
Freedom Speakz and her friends have a fun filled day in the park, as she recounts the story of how her infamous “Generations” speech came to be. In this true tale, she relives the moments from where it all began. As a tribute to Mrs. Coretta Scott King it was on that day she stood, and proclaimed FREEDOM for all to see. No one could have ever imagined that the voice of this little girl in a pink dress would forever change the world!
Today, Gary F. Bengier the author of Unfettered Journey visit my blog. Welcome, Gary…
About the Book:
Set in a richly envisioned future world, Unfettered Journey is the story of an AI scientist who seeks to create robot consciousness and discovers the resilience of the human spirit. He travels to a small college to progress his quest, but instead finds love, a secret plot by unjust forces, and the answers to his fundamental questions—the nature of the conscious mind and free will.
This book is a profound, many-layered journey. It is a love story and an adventure. It traces struggle and resilience in an imperfect world. It is a deep philosophical exploration, resetting the conversation at the intersection of science and religion, challenging you to begin your own journey to a purposeful life. https://garyfbengier.com/unfettered-journey/
Gary F. Bengier is a writer, philosopher, and technologist. After a career in Silicon Valley, Gary pursued passion projects, studying astrophysics and philosophy. He’s spent the last two decades thinking about how to live a balanced, meaningful life in a rapidly evolving technological world. This self-reflective journey infuses his novel with insights about our future and the challenges we will face in finding purpose. Before turning to writing speculative fiction, Gary worked in a variety of Silicon Valley tech companies. He was eBay’s Chief Financial Officer, and led the company’s initial and secondary public offerings. Gary has an MBA from Harvard Business School, and an MA in philosophy from San Francisco State University. Today, he and his family live in San Francisco.
Heaven Heals (By Understanding Abraham’s Covenant) is the first book of the Heaven Heals series. It is the story of Sarah & Abraham, the covenant God made with them, and how their covenant benefits every one of us. It describes the promises He guaranteed them and guarantees everyone who commits to walk with him. It is valuable in introducing Christ’s gospel of love for all, the reality of the everlasting family, and the hope and healing that comes from the knowledge gained in understanding Sarah & Abraham’s covenant with God. Also, the book explains the universality of all religions united in their goals to serve and love each of God’s children. The second book in the series is, Heaven Heals (Finding Hope in the Reunion with Your Lost Loved One.) It is due to release in late 2020.
Kristy Landgren was born in Rockford, Illinois, where she began her piano education at age 4. She won the” best poet” award in first grade and has “run with it” ever since. She took part in school and garage bands, sang and provided accompaniments for A Capella choir, participated in musicals, community Corrales, and began playing the organ in church at age 16.
Through music, performance and writing, she affirms the ideals of hope and optimism, faith and love, and incorporates her lessons learned among the wild rides of life. Importantly, she is a dedicated student of the Bible and finds comfort and peace in the study of the scriptures.
Kristy graduated from Chicago’s Loyola University – School of Dentistry/Dental Hygiene Program and is licensed to practice Dental Hygiene in California, Illinois, and Arizona. In 1995, she was appointed by then-Governor, Pete Wilson, to serve on the California State Dental Board’s Committee on Dental Auxiliaries. She served the citizens of California for nine years, completing two terms of service and a grace year, in 2004. She enjoys juggling the world of science, art and religion, practicing dental hygiene by day, moonlighting as musician by night, and attending study or worship sessions amidst the free time, in pursuit of the latest enlightenment that will inspire a blog, poem, lyric, song or book.
Heaven Heals (audiobook) by author Kristin Landgren is a Non-fiction treatise about the blessings of Heaven. This is a Christian book that talks about the bible and the covenants therein. It also mentions the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s beliefs.
I enjoyed the pace of the narrator of this book and the clarity of her voice. I couldn’t hear any background noise or mishaps in the reading.
I recommend it to Christian and non-Christian readers alike, especially members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, since it explains the blessings from Heaven in a way that is easy to understand and follow. This is a great audiobook to have in the car, cell or tablet. It will get you to a happy place and you will feel positive and hopeful for your eternity.
I received a copy of the audiobook from Loving The Book in exchange for an honest review.
Small-town Jenns Cove, nestled in a pristine coastal environment, faces trouble they don’t know exists. Titan Minerals Corporation has it in the cross-hairs. The Department of Justice asks Jake Weston to investigate what may be a fraudulent environmental impact statement, which dovetails perfectly with his mission to find his institute a project site.
The small-town lawyer he meets, Maggie Gallagher, is a single mom. The attraction is deep, but both fight the undertow for their own reasons. Maggie isn’t ready for a love ‘em and leave ‘em fling. And though Jake can tell her about his project, the rest must remain confidential.
When the major landowner’s nephew returns to Jenns Cove, he’s in the corporation’s pocket and has an old score to settle with Maggie. The eye of the storm is about to descend on Jenns Cove.
Marc Sanderson’s love of stories grew up alongside his love of science and history. Unable to decide which was most fascinating, he studied science, literature, history, education and law, all of which pop up in his writing. Currently a full-time writer of romance and fantasy, he loves finding ways to infuse his passion for learning and the natural world into his stories. When he’s not reading or writing, he can be found studying the ecology of the local streams, restoring the eelgrass beds of the local estuary, hiking up mountains, watching documentaries or indulging in romantic comedies. Lately he’s taken up cooking as a hobby and is trying diligently not to poison his wife.
What is an “eco-romance”? These are contemporary romances with ecological themes running through them. I hope the stories will help raise awareness of the vital part our environment plays in all our lives and convey the urgent need to reform environmental policy on the federal, state and local levels.
became a prison, Galaseya a thriving Utopia; Diraetus finally found
peace, and Heirsha provided healing to all. Amber and her friends had
adjusted to their new roles in life when an unexpected surprise
appeared on Heirsha–A secret truth. One that could shed light on the
mysteries surrounding the immortal families.
so much bitterness? What happened between Jermiar and Huntinylar?
What secrets does Marsacor conceal behind his coarse exterior? Who is
the mysterious family member that no one seems to want to talk about?
And why were both families plagued by constant tragedy? One
thousand years before Amber’s story began, Khyra was a brilliant
young environmental scientist who wanted her world to be clean from
man’s pollution. Her father, a world-renowned chemist, had an idea of
his own and created a devastating chemical that nearly exterminated
all of mankind. She fought hard to repair the damages her father
created. Not to mention take back her life from the one that his
transgressions against humanity made for her. But in doing so, she
found herself dragged into a web of lies, danger, and otherworldly
chaos, and a destiny that wasn’t hers to alter.
is the REAL story, one that should have never been told.
IS NOT A STAND ALONE BOOK! MUST BE READ AFTER MEMORIES OF
one thing to read about heroes saving worlds in far oï¬€ galaxies,
but to become one is an entirely different story. Sixteen-year-old
Amber Oak wanted nothing more than to stay in her own world of music
and solitude. But the inhabitants of Galaseya, a Utopian planet
rooted in the past, had other ideas in mind. According to them, only
she wielded the power to stop the dark forces threatening their home.
At ï¬rst, Amber sympathized with the planet, but saw no reason to
involve herself in the aï¬€airs of something outside her world. But
the stakes have risen when she discovers that Galaseya is not only
the world that has been invading her dreams, but also the place her
estranged family originated from. With this new knowledge, questions
began to surface and secrets of Amberâ€™s life come to light causing
her to second guess everything she knows.
been writing stories since I can remember. Stories, I thought, were
just for children my age and I did not think they would go far. At
fifteen years old, I was proven wrong. My parents took a look at my
stories and saw something in them that I could not see. They saw the
potential of a good book, or two!Â
my Dad as the editor and my Mom doing the formatting, we
self-published these books. I did not think anyone, other than my
family, would want to read the ramblings of a young teenager. When we
published “Amber Oak Mysteries Volume 1” and “Adventures
of the Young and Curious,” I was fifteen years old, then the
unexpected happened. People would write to me and they told me how
much they loved my books.
the time, when I was seventeen, I stopped writing. I lost faith in
myself and my ability to write. But , my mom suggested that we
publish my third book, for it had been sitting on the shelf for about
two years. She thought it would be good to get it out there, before I
started college. I did not see what harm it could do, so my third
book, “Amber Oak Mysteries Volume 2” was published. In 2012
I published “Amber Oak and the Missing Links”. I went on to
publish “Amber Oak and the Master of Illusions”. In 2015 I
published something different call “The Lost Journal of Erika
Traynor”. These is currently available on lulu.com, amazon.com
I realized I needed to go back and redo the original Amber Oak
Mystery series. It had potential, but I knew I could do better. It
will be different than the originals as it focuses more on science
fiction and fantasy rather than mystery. The title of the book is
“Memories of Chronosalis”.
are moments in time that stand out more than others: your first kiss,
a special birthday party, seeing your baby for the first time, an
intimate conversation, a first date, even something as little as
sitting around a dining room table with friends. This is the story of
the moments that stood out after I first laid eyes on Noah Gish. ~
city, it used to be a place I loved and missed with an ache in my
gut. It was home. The place where I grew up, where I had fun, where I
had my friends, where life was as good as I knew it to be. Then I was
shipped off to a place that begins the story of how I fell in love,
just to screw everything up. ~ Noah Gish
is a contemporary romance about first love and heartbreak.Â
is my passion. I like to challenge myself and grow in my writings. I
have many unfinished books and some that have been published under a
different name. Why I chose to do this is because of my writing
growth and the differentiation in genre. I don’t want my future books
to be judged by the inexperience of my past writings. Though I love
those books, they came out of nowhere and it’s apparent in the
writings they were a first draft from someone with no experience.
passions include the arts–music, photography, writing, dance,
painting, films, architecture, anything that is creation. There is
not much I don’t like; and if I don’t like it, I at least appreciate
the process that took place to create it. This is something
incorporated in all my books. I’ve known so many talented people, and
truly believe no one is without a talent. Everyone has something
ingrained in them; just naturally gives them the ability to create
new life in the form of art.
my spare time, which is basically non-existent between my day job and
writing, I enjoy being out in nature, travelling, spending time with
family, and reading. I read everything, from contemporary to
paranormal, from historical romance to erotica, from history to
science. Learning is something very important to me. I really do
learn something new everyday, my brain storing so much useless to
life-saving information. My brain, the sponge.Â
With a short story in each page of this book, you will find many that you will like. Flash stories are very short tales and this ones are 100 word each. To be able to do this stories you need to be very good. Many authors will never write short stories because they can make them work. It takes a talented person to get them right. The author did a great job in this book. The writing is easy and you feel like you have accomplished a lot of reading in a short time.
In this potpourri of tales you will find from Si-Fi in one page to a contemporary in the next. Mystery in the right and murder in the left. Â Magic in the front YA tale in the back. All guided to be enjoy and a kid to an adult and includes all genres within. With all this fantasy in the mix you will be well entertain you, or you can have a new tale every day for one hundred days. Either way it is a great idea full of fun and imagination. Although necessary in this type of stories, the title gives you an insightful part of the tale. Â It is family friendly book that you will be able to share with your younger kids. It teaches in a very succinct form about family values, all kind of addictions, mature conservation, relationships, and life. Overall under supervision of an adult this great collection could be share by the whole family. I would say this is a great work for book clubs and the library.
Roger WhiteÂ when did you first know you wanted to be an author?
What originally got me into writing was word processors on personal computers, way back in 1977. Writing by hand or typewriter was boring because it was so hard to fix mistakes. But with cut-and-paste and spellcheckers… wow! What I started
writing were articles that explained high technology… such as how to use
personal computers and local area computer networks. Gradually I started adding some fun science fiction writing to that, and then I got into many other topics.
My first, and still my most popular book, was a how-to: Wordstar with Style. It
explained how to use the Wordstar word processor on CP/M machines, and later MSDOS machines.
The next big breakthrough was starting a web site: White World. I started that in 1996, and now I had a home for whatever I wrote that I thought was interesting to other people. I still personally maintain White World.
==What makes you passionate about writing?
I like explaining new concepts to interested people. The concepts can be in
science, technology, history or current events. Making my new concepts
understandable to other people became an interesting, life-long challenge. My
style of science fiction — Technofiction — is an extension of that into the
realms of speculative fiction. (more…)