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Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…And Always; The Story Of One Of America’s Greatest Heroes

Russell Tate
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Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…And Always; The Story Of One Of America’s Greatest Heroes

Houston, TX — This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Ia Drang and the start of the Vietnam War. Hal Moore captured our attention when his exploits in the Ia Drang battle were recounted in his memoir We Were Soldiers Once…and Young, and commanded our respect in the memorable Mel Gibson movie, “We Were Soldiers.” Now, his life is covered in full by celebrated author Mike Guardia in Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always (Casemate Publishers).

Drastically outnumbered and nearly overrun, Hal Moore led his men to a surprising victory that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 enemy soldiers. The Battle of Ia Drang pioneered the use of “air mobile infantry”—delivering troops into battle via helicopter—which became a staple of U.S. operations for the remainder of the war.

One of the greatest battlefield commanders of the 20th century, little has been known about Hal Moore’s life and career beyond the Ia Drang battle…until now.  In this book, readers will learn of his service in Occupied Japan, his life-and-death struggles in the hilltop battles of the Korean War, and how he helped rebuild the post-Vietnam Army.

Following his tour in Vietnam, he assumed command of the 7th Infantry Division, forward-stationed in South Korea, and in 1971 he took command of the Army Training Center at Fort Ord, California. In this capacity, he oversaw the US Army’s transition from a conscript-based to an all-volunteer force. He retired as a Lieutenant General in 1977.

At this writing, Hal Moore is 93 years-old and living quietly in Auburn, Alabama. He graciously allowed the author to conduct several interviews and granted full access to his collection of letters, documents, and never-before-published photographs.

Mike Guardia is a Captain in the US Army Reserve. He served six years on active duty as an Armor Officer. He holds a BA and MA in American History from the University of Houston. As an author, his previous works include Shadow Commander and American Guerrilla. He currently lives and works in Houston, TX. A portion of the book’s proceeds will go to benefit the USO. 

For more, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/Hal-Moore-The-Biography-1406627382912279/timeline/

Hal Moore: A Soldier Once…and Always
Casemate Publishers
Available at: http://www.casematepublishers.com/index.php/hal-moore-hb.html#.ViUu-h2zZ9A and at Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Amazon.com
Available in all major digital tablet platforms
$32.95 Hardcover
ISBN-13:  978-1612002071

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Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Discover Their 100 Finest Songs with American Songwriter’s Jim Beviglia

Paige Morrison
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Counting Down the Rolling Stones: Discover Their 100 Finest Songs with American Songwriter’s Jim Beviglia

Scranton, PA – For more than 50 years, the world has embraced the music and lyrics of The Rolling Stones. Their rock-n-roll masterpieces continue to be a staple of classic rock radio. Fans around the world have rocked-out with them in concert, while many of their albums rank among the very best of the genre. And their wild onstage and offstage antics are an integral part of rock and roll lore. Now, to the delight of their fans, rock writer Jim Beviglia dares to rank the band’s best songs in his new release Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs.

Beviglia’s Counting Down series highlights The Rolling Stones music library with the intelligence of a critic, yet the writing reveals the passion of a fan. He carefully and insightfully lays out why each song is ranked where it is, even introducing fans to songs they may not have heard before. Will every fan agree with Beviglia’s ranking? With “Honky Tonk Woman” ranked at number 46, it’s not likely – so bring on the watercooler talk. Regardless, Beviglia’s historical, behind-the-scenes account of the group tells a fascinating story of one of the most beloved bands of all time.

“Counting Down The Rolling Stones is the perfect playlist builder,” says Beviglia. “My hope is that diehard fans of The Rolling Stones learn something new about the band and enjoy fresh insight on the songs, newcomers to their music will have an excellent guide to their finest work, and all are inspired to spend an afternoon enjoying some rock-n-roll.”

Jim Beviglia is a feature writer for American Songwriter magazine, reviewing new albums and looking back at classic songwriters and songs for both the print and online editions. This is his third book in the Counting Down series. He is the author of Counting Down Bob Dylan: His 100 Finest Songs (Scarecrow Press, 2013) and Counting Down Bruce Springsteen: His 100 Finest Songs (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014).

For more information, visit Beviglia’s blog at www.Countdownkid.wordpress.com.

Book #3 of the Counting Down Series
Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs
By Jim Beviglia
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN-10: 1442254467
ISBN-13: 978-1442254466
Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, Rowman.com, and all major online outlets.

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MEG: Bestselling Giant Shark Thriller Released As A New 20th Anniversary Edition; To Be A Major Motion Picture

Terry Plumb
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MEG: Bestselling Giant Shark Thriller Released As A New 20th Anniversary Edition; To Be A Major Motion Picture

West Palm Beach, FL – Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water … MEG by NY Times and international bestselling author, Steve Alten, is back with an all-new expanded 20th anniversary edition mass market paperback and a motion picture from Warner Brothers, to be directed by Eli Roth. The new novel, to be released this week by VIPER PRESS (a division of A&M Publishers) includes a never-before published prequel and 17 original graphic illustrations.

MEG is currently utilized by thousands of high school teachers in the US, in collaboration with Alten’s non-profit, Adopt-An-Author reading program. The free program is designed to excite young adults to read through the use of page-turning thrillers and through direct contact with the authors.

Steve Alten has kept his fans in awe through MEG and its sequels. It’s been a dream for many of them to see MEG on the big screen. Now that dream will become a reality. “I remember reading JAWS as a teen,” says Alten. “The book and movie got me interested in Great White sharks, which led me to Carcharodon Megalodon, the species’ 70-foot, 70,000 pound prehistoric cousin. Twenty years later I penned the first draft of MEG. It took another twenty years to get the movie greenlit. The MEGheads have been champing at the bit, but I know it’ll be worth the wait. And this new version of the MEG novel is light years above the original.”

NY Times and international bestselling author Steve Alten penned MEG in the days when he was struggling to support his family of five. MEG was a labor of love and a storyline he had been thinking about for years. After selling his car to pay for his editing fees, Alten could only wait to see how the book would be received. His tireless nights and weekends spent writing resulted in a two-book, seven-figure deal with Bantam Doubleday. Fast-forward nearly 20 years and Alten has delighted his fans with MEG sequels and now the promise of enjoying MEG on the big screen.

For more information, visit www.SteveAlten.com.

MEG
By Steve Alten
Viper Press (A&M Publishing)
ISBN-10: 1-943957-01-0
ISBN-13: 978-1-9439-5701-9
$9.99 paperback

Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h_wy1Nd1ak&feature=youtu.be

Available at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and all major online outlets.

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NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen Says Lionheart Fitness Kids Coaches Are Some Of The Most Inspiring Coaches He Has Ever Met

Dea Shandera
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NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen Says Lionheart Fitness Kids Coaches Are Some Of The Most Inspiring Coaches He Has Ever Met

Los Angeles, CA – NBA Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen says: “Some of the best lessons I have learned were through great coaches. They were Life Lessons – not just game strategies or tactics. Lionheart Fitness Kids provides these very same valuable moments and memories, and from some of the most inspiring coaches I have ever met.”

Having “fun” is serious business at Lionheart Fitness Kids. The program, an award-winning, patented sports enrichment program delivering the FUNdamentals of sports, life lessons and nutrition for kids 2-5 years old, began with just seven children and now has reached more than 50,000 kids since it began in 2008. Lionheart Fitness Kids is currently operating in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange County, San Diego, Chicago and Denver and is available to children through schools, corporations and park programs.

The program is simple. It was developed by experts in the fields of nutrition, child development and physical education, with two criteria to uphold:

Teach fundamentals of sports in a fun, non-competitive environment
Train the coaches with patented methods and hold them accountable.

The end result: Healthy self-esteem, positive thinking, leadership, courage, responsibility, integrity, good sportsmanship, motor skills and social skills.

“Our program is authentic, our coaches are accountable and we always put the children first,” states Coach John. “A Lionheart coach understands that all children have greatness inside of them. It is our job to find that greatness, nurture it and inspire every child to feel special.”

Lionheart Fitness Kids just launched a special certificate program to train more coaches to handle their nationwide expansion. For more information, please visit: www.LionheartFitnessKids.com and www.mylfk.com.

Lionheart Fitness Kids founder, John “Coach John” Skoryna, has dedicated his life to teaching children life skills through fitness and nutrition and considers it an honor to be a role model for them. Skoryna is a lifelong athlete, and notably he coached a competitive hockey team in San Diego that won a national championship title and a bronze medal in the Jr. Olympics. He taught his teams the techniques he learned specific to visualization and the power of positive thinking – and now children at Lionheart Fitness Kids also benefit from his methods.

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National Enquirer’s Own Columnist, Mike Walker, Pens Yet Another Winner In Out For Blood

Trish Stevens
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National Enquirer’s Own Columnist, Mike Walker, Pens Yet Another Winner In Out For Blood

Houston, TX – Mike Walker, veteran columnist for the National Enquirer and accomplished author, is the only reporter to have ever written two bestselling books on the same major story! This was accomplished when he penned Nicole Brown Simpson: Private Diary of a Life Interrupted with Faye Resnick which hit the #1 New York Times bestselling spot and, just months later, Private Diary of an OJ Juror, co-written with Michael Knox, which hit the #5 spot.

This highly respected author is now drawing rave reviews for his latest hilarious book, Out for Blood. In true form, Walker’s lead character is Clark, who just happens to be the #1 go-to guy for gossip in Hollywood and who makes a living by revealing everyone’s secrets. But only a handful of people know he’s a vampire. This proves to be a real bonus since he uses his power to get the best scoop on the hottest stars of the day!

Mike, a record-breaking regular on Howard Stern’s top-rated radio show for 16 years, has been dubbed “the Hemingway of gossip” by shock-jock Stern. Walker’s inimitable skill as a storyteller, coupled with his charm and unassuming wit, has made him an all-time favorite on television and radio and a repeat guest on such top TV shows as Nightline, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, Maury, Nancy Grace, Joan Rivers, A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight, and Politically Incorrect. (Note: Nancy Grace, in her novel The Eleventh Victim, featured “Mike Walker of Snoop Magazine.”)

Mike hosted the nationally syndicated ‘Mike Walker Show’ on the Westwood One Network (CBS) for years that was heard on 165 stations nationwide and 24 BBC affiliates and independent stations throughout Great Britain. He was also co-anchor on ‘Geraldo,’ making more appearances than any other guest on that show ever! He then created and hosted the MGM-TV hit series, “National Enquirer TV.” Although best known for his skills as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip, Mike Walker is also the highly respected author of several successful books to date, including the novel Malicious Intent.

Walker has lectured on journalism and gossip at such distinguished journalism schools as the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University. He also scored the prestigious invitation to become a Fellow of Ireland’s legendary Trinity College, Dublin.
Walker and his wife of 40 years live in both Palm Beach, Florida, and in Los Angeles, California. They raised two children, both of whom are grown.

For more information, please visit: http://ow.ly/JRMw5

Out for Blood
by Mike Walker
Publisher: The Writer’s Coffee Shop
ISBN: 978-1612131573
Available nationwide at independent and major book stores, including Amazon.com.

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Cali Sky And The Muses Nine: A Memorable And Inspiring Coming-Of-Age Tale

Joanna Morgan
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Cali Sky And The Muses Nine: A Memorable And Inspiring Coming-Of-Age Tale

North Palm Beach, FL – Imaginative and mythic, Cali Sky and the Muses Nine is a coming-of-age tale from Joe Ladbroke.

When nine-year-old Cali Sky Braithewaite discovers an acoustic guitar mysteriously left in her bedroom closet, the muses descend, possessing her for the next fifteen years, tantalizing her with visions of a musical ideal.

By 1980 disco was dead, punk had reared its pissed-off head, New Wave had washed ashore, and Cali Sky remained oblivious to it all, thanks to her protective parents. Until she meets Brodie, who knocks on her door one day with a self-assured smile and a Pee Chee folder adorned with the handwritten names of the latest countercultural bands. She teaches him how to play guitar, he introduces her to KROQ-FM and the musical underground spreading all around her parents’ southern California home.

Together they explore the possibilities of their instruments and the limits of friendship as they seek inspiration, rooted in Cali Sky’s beauty-pained visions as well as her discoveries of the unexpected intersections between rock and roll and her parents’ hidden past.

Within a framework of Greek and Roman mythology, Ladbroke spins a classic rock-and-roll fable. His elaborate writing style complements the tone, sometimes adopting the cynical voice of youth against older generations, other times assuming the voice of adulation, paying homage to music history. The result is an unforgettable story of talent, inspiration and heartbreak.

Joe Ladbroke is a literature professor and amateur musician who has lived in Las Vegas, London and Southern California. He currently resides on the east coast of Florida.

Cali Sky and the Muses Nine
Joe Ladbroke

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Addicted: Tanay Jackson’s New Pop Single Has Fans Raving

Mandy Marshall
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Addicted: Tanay Jackson’s New Pop Single Has Fans Raving

Los Angeles, CA – Music lovers, take note: Tanay Jackson is singing and dancing her way into the hearts of millions around the world with her new track, “Addicted.” The single is electrified with energy, and the club beats make it nearly impossible to stay off the dance floor. Tanay’s dance moves are fierce, and once she starts singing, it’s clear she is a “Jackson.”

Tanay knows no boundaries when it comes to success and she spends countless hours in pursuit of her music career. She literally does it all and attacks every opportunity with an entrepreneurial spirit. Whether she is singing, dancing, directing, designing her own clothes for a performance, or managing her two entertainment companies – Tanay’s personal drive for excellence makes this artist one to watch. She doesn’t subscribe to the word “can’t” and in fact, made history by being the only Jackson (besides her Uncle Michael) asked to perform in Romania, which she did so last year.

“I love what I’m doing,” says Tanay. “Music has always kept me grounded. It’s the creative process, the collaboration, the possibilities … and the fans that keep me motivated to do more.”

Tanay Jackson is the niece of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. She knew at an early age that her heart would follow the music industry. First recognized for her natural singing ability in grade school, she went on to write her first song (produced in Japan) by the age of 12. Tanay graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management and is CEO and president of Roth Entertainment and Lunar Music. Tanay recently finished a European tour and will be launching her new “Mama Chola” clothing line soon.

For more information, please visit: www.tanayjackson.net

Addicted
Artist: Tanay Jackson
Album: Addicted (Rollin’ Poppin’) featuring Jonathan Timber
Label: Roth Entertainment / Othaz Records
Genre: Pop
Producer: Ryan Lawford
Single available at ITunes, Amazon and Spotify.

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