Friday, March 10, 2017

Book Feature: The Dilution of America by Louis C. Gilde & Lawrence C. Gambone



Inside the Book:


Title: The Dilution of America
Author: Louis C. Gilde with Lawrence C. Gambone
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Biography
Format: Ebook

The Dilution of America

America, American society and American industry have all become diluted. What this means is that the country’s political-social-economic situation no longer reflects the design and purpose our founding fathers intended. Many factors play into this problem; and Lou Gilde and Larry Gambone have successfully teamed up in an attempt to cite most of them:

The failure of the “Greatest Generation” to prevent the insidious creep  of socialism;

 The paradigm change from business/government cooperation to  anti-business sentiment;

 The failure of our inner-city programs, to include industry incentives  and schools;

 The curtailing of religious expression and moral behavior;

 The eroding of true representative governance by a bloated, unwieldy,  and unaccountable bureaucracy;

 The demise of a true free enterprise system resulting from over  regulation; and

 The movement from capitalism to socialism by ever-increasing  entitlement (socialistic) programs.

We have reached an important turning point with the economy, the environment, and with the many socio-political issues facing our great nation. Unless the average voter realizes that government is handcuffing our economy, we will suffer economic malaise and worse. Our present approach to governance must be reversed if we are to remain an economic powerhouse in the 21st century.

To do this, we need an educated electorate who will vote wisely in the coming elections in order to resolve the many Governmental problems that have occurred in the past. Until the American voters recognize the fact that Government is its own worst enemy -- and is unintentionally becoming an enemy of the people, the environment, and the economy -- we will continue down the path to ruin. Walt Kelly, in the comic strip, Pogo, said it best: “We have met the enemy and he is us.”

About the Author

Mr. Gilde's life experiences provide an interesting perspective challenging the concept of America's "Greatest Generation." He volunteered for World War II service in November of 1942 and spent twenty months overseas in the European Theater.

His entire professional career was spent as an industrial environmentalist with unique involvement in cooperative efforts with federal researchers prior to the creation of USEPA. This activity based on innovative waste water treatment resulted in over twenty presentations in the U.S. and overseas.

Because of the early research work, he collaborated with USEPA as an advisor in the preparation of its field manual on "Overland Flow Treatment of Waste Waters" and was awarded in 1979 by Region II EPA Certificate of Appreciation. During the 1970's he testified before Congress concerning rule makings in the environmental area that created unnecessary costs for business resulting in increased costs for citizens. Mr. Gilde also obtained two patents in the environmental field.

During retirement Mr. Gilde did volunteer work for the World Environment Center, a non-profit spinoff from the United Nations assisting U.S. Aide from the State Department on environmental projects incorporate in U.S. Aide programs. He consulted in over a half dozen projects for different countries and was sent to Egypt and Romania to conduct studies.

Mr. Gilde witnessed environmental matters from an unusual perspective in relation to business, government and the economy including the location of numerous new plant sites vs. older plants in distressed areas. He sets forth recommendations for a less confrontational future to foster a more dynamic economy where most of the federal bureaucracy is eliminated and the states are free to soar even higher than Texas and other pro-economy states. A section of the book is devoted to the revitalization of the City of Camden, NJ as a national demonstration for urban America.

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Book Feature: Nursing is Caring by Beverly Wheeler, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC



Inside the Book:


Title: Nursing is Caring
Author: Beverly Wheeler, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Medical
Format: Ebook

Nurses work long hours, deal with difficult patients, and their job gets messy. So why do so many men and women enter the profession?

That question is answered in Nursing Is Caring, which highlights the experiences of Beverly Wheeler's former students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas School of Nursing.

The students were asked to write a short paper about a patient they had taken care of since entering nursing school who had inspired them and made them realize they were in the right profession.

Their essays show that while people enter the profession for numerous reasons, they all want to care for people—and not just patients. Nurses play a critical role in helping families start the healing process.

Whether it is holding a patient's hand, talking to a patient, or being a shoulder to cry on, nurses do much more than take blood or carry out a doctor's instructions.

Whether you're thinking about becoming a nurse, questioning why you entered the field or simply seeking more information about the profession, you'll be inspired by the personal accounts in this tribute to the profession.

About the Author

Beverly Wheeler, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas School of Nursing. She was formerly a clinical nurse specialist at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, and an adjunct clinical instructor at Marymount University, Arlington, Virginia. She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Melissa Maschke received her Associate Degree in Art from the San Antonio College and has been accepted in to bachelor degree program at the Southwest School of Art, San Antonio

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Book Feature: From Within the Hidden Places by Tracey Lafayette


Inside the Book:


Title: From Within the Hidden Places
Author: Tracey Lafayette
Publisher: AuthorHouseUK
Genre: Religion/Spirituality
Format: Ebook
This book is about using modern day scenarios and situations to explain the Bible text in an easy to understand way, using words and thoughts to inspire the individual as they read. Many of the thoughts and inspiration for this book have been through having simple everyday conversations with people then going away, expanding on that thinking and conversation and then using the words and the environment around me to relate it back to the Bible.

Meet the Author:
Tracey Lafayette was born in 1968 and she has three sisters, she studied at Clissold Park School in Stoke Newington, London, after leaving school she decided to become a chef. She also has experience working with young children and families. At present she lives in Birmingham in the UK.

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Book Feature: River of Denial by Lea Braden


Inside the Book:


Title: River of Denial
Author: Lea Braden
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Fiction/Suspense
Format: Ebook
River Bend is just another quiet picturesque town by the Missouri river-until its school superintendent is murdered in her office one evening. Under her leadership, the school district appeared to be thriving. But as investigators are about to discover, Timmons Worthington apparently had more enemies than friends. After the police find a sticky note stuffed under Superintendent Worthington's computer keyboard with seventh grade science teacher Samantha Grant's name scrawled across it, Chief Path Patterson embarks on a quest to work his way down the list of suspects that includes Samantha. As denials flow from suspects, Samantha is once again thrust into amateur sleuth mode as she sets out to find the killer and prove her innocence in an investigation complicated by flying bullets, a flaming toilet, cocaine, and her ex-husband's crazy trophy wife. Helped by friends and her Shih Tzu, Samantha doggedly searches for the truth. But will she find answers soon enough to save her from prison or will a killer walk free? In this gripping mystery set in a postcard perfect river community, a middle school teacher must turn amateur sleuth in an attempt to eliminate her name from the list of suspects and find a determined killer.

Meet the Author:


Lea Braden is a retired middle school teacher. When she is not creating compelling mystery tales, she enjoys walks along the Missouri river with her two dogs. River of Denial is the second book in the Samantha Grant mystery series.

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Book Feature: TAI Divination Workbook by Erik Thorell



Inside the Book:


Title: TAI Divination Workbook
Author: Erik Thorel
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Body, Mind, Spirit
Format: Ebook

Author Erik Thorell reveals his new publication, TAI Divination Workbook.
TAI Divination is the fusion of three ancient divination systems: Tarot, Astrology and the I Ching or TAI. These 3 systems have come together in one reading, probably for the first time ever in the history of divination. You don't have to be psychic to use TAI, and TAI is easy to understand for beginners, and in-depth enough for experts.
TAI is not intended to compete with or replace existing forms of divination or Holy Scriptures of various religions. They all originally come from the Divine that lives within a man to help, advise and guide him in his life. The author respects all the founders equally as God's messengers.
This brings to mind of a bowl full of small cards with quotes from the Bible, a device which his Salvation Army parents used to ask questions via the ancient art of bibliomancy.
TAI was accidentally discovered February 11th 1981 and co-incidentally published in 2015, the third year of the Aquarian age. Pray that the Divine within speaking via "TAI" advises all equally kindly and wisely.
For more details you can visit www.taidivination.com .


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Friday, March 3, 2017

Book Feature: The Treasure of the Word by Isidore Okwudili Igwegbe



Inside the Book:


Title: The Treasure of the Word
Author: Isidore Okwudili Igwegbe
Publisher: iUniverse
Genre: Religion
Format: Ebook

Readers of the Bible know events on the Catholic Church's liturgy have scriptural passages referring to them. Many, however, are only familiar with a few. One might be surprised at how many more are there for the reading. The Treasure of the Word: Commentary on Biblical Readings for Sundays, Feast Days, and Solemnities, Cycle B is a life-related meditation on the sacred texts within events of the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar. Author Isidore Okwudili Igwegbe's work is intended for everyone, from the layperson to church leader to those in the clergy. Beginning with Advent, each insight is based on his experiences teaching, leading, and breaking the Word of God with mixed Christian congregations in different countries and continents. Each chapter begins with the date and event, followed by a list of scriptural references. Igwegbe's text satisfies human yearning for the meaning of the Word. It is an exposition of the good news within the good news, a prayerful sharing of the great secret-human fate is God's fate, and God is an imprudent investor who blesses his capital and his love on every person, everywhere, and every time. This book encourages Christians and all believers to realise they are the centre of God's attention.

Meet the Author:
Isidore Okwudili Igwegbe has a doctorate in theological sciences from Pontificias Univerisitas Urbaniana, Rome. A Catholic priest, he currently is a lecturer at Imo State Polytechnic, Owerri, Nigeria. His books include Sacramental Theological Thinking in the African Symbolic Universe and The Meaning of the Beginning: A Perspective from An Igbo-African Popular Religious Philosophy.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Book Feature: The Princess and the Little Man by Tim Ronald O.



Inside the Book:


Title: The Princess and the Little Man
Author: Tim Ronald O.
Publisher: iUniverse 
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Ebook

In a time and place where things were simple and magical, the fates of two lands with different cultures rest on the shoulders of a young princess and her unfortunate companion.

Gerard, an unadventurous, obedient servant of an evil crone named Judith, has his life turned upside down by Abigail the silver mare and soon finds himself on a journey that will change his life. Princess Christy of Ordinarius, a courageous and fun-loving sixteen-year-old, embarks on an auspicious voyage with her hairy blue dragon, Eva, for protection. Meanwhile, Prince Ron and his cat-chameleon, Grime, gradually arrive at the center of an age-old battle between his land, Illustris; Princess Christy's Ordinarius; and the Evil Crone Forest. In encounters across their lands, these brave young royals discover strange truths that will change their lives forever.

In this fantasy novel for middle readers, a princess, a prince, and their companions must work together to save the lands of Illustris and Ordinarius from the dark magic of the evil crones.

Meet the Author:
Tim Ronald O. discovered the multifaceted art of writing while studying for an MSc. After achieving a nidan black belt in shotokan karate-do, his love for martial arts blossomed into a thirst for adventure and eventually evolved into a ravenous interest for arts and sciences in general.

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Book Feature: Pauli: The Musical Pumpkin by Pamela O. Guidry



Inside the Book:


Title: Pauli the Musical Pumpkin
Author: Pamela O. Guidry
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Format: Ebook

This is an inspiring story of a family whose characters depend on each other's unique personality traits to see them through life's little journeys. With Luis, the strength and leadership is dominant, and Erin's motherly love is profound. The two boys are very different both in looks and in spirit. Dominic is adventuresome, and the outdoors is his passion, whereas Donovan's love for beauty and music is his motivation. Pauli, different from any of his family, is talented and musical and brings forth a feeling of magic when he plays his beautiful music. In the end, the family is reunited and reassured. Each of us is special in our own way. As long as we have each other, anything is possible.

Meet the Author:
Pamela O. Guidry was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1960. My parents were the most loving and wonderful parents. I grew up in a family of six children. With three sisters and two brothers, an adventure was always just around the corner. Because family is the most fundamental purpose in life, the experiences we have shared have shaped my life. At an early age, I developed a passion for music, as well as a love for art and creativity. As an adult, I further pursued the imagination and use of colors and textures in my work as a decorator. And now, my passion is to travel the world so that I may experience the beauty of nature and the people I meet along the way.

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Book Feature: Party Girl Nurse's Journey by Victoria Godwin



Inside the Book:


Title: Party Girl Nurse's Journey
Author: Victoria Godwin
Publisher: Xlibris
Genre: General Fiction
Format: Ebook

She was born with a silver spoon in her mouth, with a perfect family and childhood. Then gradually she found herself in a foreign world learning a foreign language-the drug world. Her whole life changed, and so did the lives of those around her whom she loved

Meet the Author:
She is an author who is passionate about helping others cope with the changing world that we are now living in. We are not alone, and she presents this all throughout her book

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Book Feature: The Drifter by Christine Lennon

 

Inside the Book:


Title: The Drifter
Author: Christine Lennon
Release Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow
Genre: Thriller/Suspense


Megan Abbott meets M.O. Walsh in Christine Lennon's compelling debut novel about a group of friends on the cusp of graduating from college when their lives are irrevocably changed by a brutal act of violence.

Present Day…

For two decades, Elizabeth has tried to escape the ghosts of her past…tried to erase the painful memories…tried to keep out the terrifying nightmares. But twenty years after graduating from the University of Florida, her carefully curated life begins to unravel, forcing her to confront the past she’s tried so hard to forget.

1990s, Gainesville, Florida…

Elizabeth and her two closest friends, Caroline and Ginny, are having the time of their lives in college—binge watching Oprah, flirting for freebies from Taco Bell, and breaking hearts along the way. But without warning, their world is suddenly shattered when a series of horrific acts of violence ravage the campus, changing their lives forever.

Sweeping readers from the exclusive corners of sorority life in the South to the frontlines of the drug-fueled, slacker culture in Manhattan in the ‘90s and early ‘00s, when Elizabeth is forced to acknowledge her role in the death of a friend in order to mend a broken friendship and save her own life, The Drifter is an unforgettable story about the complexities of friendships and the secrets that can ultimately destroy us.


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Meet the Author:


Christine Lennon is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor. Before she moved to the West Coast to start her freelance career, she was an editor at W, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Since then, she has written for publications including T The New York Times style magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, W, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, C California Style, Marie Claire, Self, Net-a-Porter’s Porter and The Edit online magazine— among others.

Christine lives in California with her husband, Andrew Reich, and their two children.

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Tour Schedule

Monday, February 13
Book reviewed at Cheryl's Book Nook
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Tuesday, February 14
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Wednesday, February 15
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Friday, February 17
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Monday, February 20
Book reviewed at Indie Book Reviews

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Interview with O. Jermaine Simmons, author of I Need a Man


Inside the Book


Title: I Need A Man
Author: O. Jermaine Simmons
Publisher: Certa Publishing
Pages: 116
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
In today’s world, there is a real need for men to engage in honest dialogue regarding their struggles and triumphs in life. While there are many definitions of manhood, both sacred and secular, many men find it difficult to apply those truths to their daily lives.
“I need a Man” offers a fresh perspective on the issues of godly manhood and mentoring. Using the Holy Scriptures as a foundation, you will discover why every man needs a godly man in his life and how each man can reach back and become a mentor himself. Indeed, God can use the struggles of one man to strengthen another.
Be prepared to be challenged and empowered! Learn how you can thrive in life, not just merely pass through it.

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Interview

When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? 
I felt the pull to write when I saw my sermons getting longer and longer! I ended up breaking the messages up into parts from week to week. When I looked back over the manuscripts, I realized that any of those series could have been a book! Writing my first book was not too different from writing sermons every week. 

How long did it take you to write the book? 
Procrastination caused this to be a 3 year process. But once I got started, it only took me a few weeks to complete. I write every day for preaching. So once I buckled down, it was actually pretty simple because I was already used to writing. 

What is your work schedule like when you are writing? 
 I am a pastor “full time”. So I was able to manage my schedule in order to complete my book and the editing process. I had to balance my pastoral duties during the day, family obligations, and used late nights to write this book.  

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
 I broke the conventional rules of writing in that I write in the same voice I speak. My editor understood that from the first read. Some may critique my book and say that it does not meet the “standard.” But there’s no way you can read it and not come away with a practical understanding. I use humor, history, and real-life biblical application. God has given me a keen insight and a powerful method of delivering His truth. 

In your opinion, what does it take to get a book published?
 In order to get a book published, it takes a commitment on the part of the writer to actually finish the book itself. Once you’ve done that, it is best to find a publisher that understands your voice and your intent for writing. There are many publishers out there. But my goal was to establish a relationship with the publisher. I want to know them, and I want them to know me. There’s a business side to this of course. But the message you’re trying to deliver is what matters most. Finding a publisher who understands this is difficult. But I can honestly say that my publisher (Certa) has become like family. They made the process easier than I imagined it would be at first.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books? 
I’m inspired by the issues that confront people and communities. This is the subject matter I cover in most of my sermons. I believe the Gospel speaks to the issues of life. So my books are geared to evangelize and empower those who are dealing with the difficulties of living in this world every day. The Bible serves as my main resource. Other sources are reliable, but not always spiritual in nature. So I stick close to the Bible for ideas and information.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?
 I was 36 when I wrote my first book in 2016!

What do you like to do when you are not writing? 
When I’m not writing, I like to listen to music and spend time with my family. I’m into movies and television. Lots of television. At one point I was into sports. Now I’m more likely to play a sports video game than actually hitting the basketball court.  



Meet the Author


A fourth generation preacher and pastor, Rev. O. Jermaine Simmons, Sr. was born in the great state of Georgia to the Rev. Dr. Perry and Elaine Griffin Simmons. He was raised in city of Newark, New Jersey, where his father served and still serves as pastor of the Abyssinian Baptist Church. At a very early age, the Lord revealed a musical gift which led to many years of service as a church musician, choir director, and even a jazz band trumpeter. These gifts and talents would prove to be the “glue” that would keep this young man connected and active in the Church.
After graduating from high school, Rev. Simmons entered Morris Brown College declaring a major of Early Childhood Education. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in the Spring of 2001. During his years at Morris Brown, he served as the Gospel Choir Director as well as a student-leader in the Campus Ministry department.
In March of 1999, the call to preach the Gospel was extended and accepted. Soon thereafter, Rev. Simmons was licensed by the Abyssinian Church and received further training at the Antioch Baptist Church North in Atlanta, Georgia. During his time at Antioch, Rev. Simmons was trained under the guidance and discipline of the Rev. Dr. Cameron M. Alexander. He was ordained to further carry out the work of the ministry in April of 2004. Even now, the training he received at Antioch has guided him through the work of the ministry and community outreach.
From 2001-2004, Rev. Simmons served in the Atlanta Public School system as a fourth and fifth grade teacher at the Walter F. White Elementary school. His love for education is rooted in three previous generations of teachers in both his paternal and maternal bloodlines. He has received numerous awards from various educational organizations for his tireless commitment to teachers, parents, and students alike.
In August of 2004, Rev. Simmons relocated to the city of Tallahassee, Florida where he served as the Youth and Collegiate Director for the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. During this time, he received further guidance and training under the leadership of Rev. Dr. R.B. Holmes, Jr.
Only the Lord knew what lay in store for his servant, as his next transition was only two miles away from his previous assignment. In December of 2005, it was laid upon the heart of the Jacob Chapel Baptist Church family to call Rev. Simmons as their ninth Pastor. Standing on the broad shoulders of eight great men, the relationship between Pastor and members has proven to be a very fruitful one.
Since his arrival at Jacob Chapel, over 4000 souls have been added to the Body of Christ and the local church. Twenty Seven (27) ministries have been implemented, all of which are rooted in the motto of “Doctrine, Stewardship, Fellowship, and Evangelism”. Pastor Simmons firmly believes that we were all “saved to serve”. Therefore, the message and the ministry encourage all who attend to “get right, get in, and get active”…
Under Pastor Simmons’ leadership, Jacob Chapel has literally fed the hungry, clothed the naked, ministered to those in prisons, and built houses for those without shelter. It is the message of the Cross, the death, the burial, and the resurrection of Christ from the grave which continues to fuel the fire that burns within this passionate preacher and teacher.
He has been blessed to carry this message to communities and to people all over this nation. But his greatest joy is in knowing that he has reached “the least of these”, and provided hope for all who encounter his compassionate personality and heart-felt presentation. No matter where he is assigned to preach, Pastor Simmons has not wavered from delivering the Good News about “One Friday…”
Aside from being a Pastor, community leader, and dedicated Kingdom worker, Rev. O. Jermaine Simmons, Sr. is the proud husband of Mrs. Elise A. Simmons, and father of one son, Orinthius Jermaine Simmons, Jr. In lieu of the many accomplishments and awards that Pastor Simmons has received through the years, it will always be undergirded by his love for the Lord and for his family.