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Terminal Illness Causes Family Secret to Surface in Heartfelt Story of Severed Trust and Forgiveness

Terminal Illness Causes Family Secret to Surface in Heartfelt Story of Severed Trust and Forgiveness

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Natalia Foster is the family secret that her biological father, Joe Russo, was supposed to take to his grave. But when Natalia learns that Joe, an Italian man she’s never met, is dying of a terminal illness, she’s forced to confront the truth of her parentage and make a difficult decision: Should she remain in the shadows or make herself known to Joe and his family?

The Wool Over Their Eyes, from Dione Martin, is an authentic, heartfelt story about complex family dynamics and the emotions that must be unpacked when long-buried secrets push their way to the surface.

Joe’s immediate family, including his devoted wife, Rosa, know nothing of Natalia’s existence. Her gray eyes — exactly like Joe’s — and simple math prove that Natalia is a product of Joe’s infidelity, making a mockery of Rosa’s marriage. If his family discovers the whole truth — that Natalia is not only illegitimate but also Black — family bonds will be shattered.

In the midst of Natalia’s family drama and pain, another life-changing decision emerges. Natalia must choose between two loves — a long-lost one and a new one. Her ex-boyfriend, Tyler Davis, who captured her heart and connected with her soul, resurfaces. But she meets a handsome doctor, David Duplessis, who’d cared for her father. Just as the relationship begins to blossom, David commits an act that severs her trust and sends her spiraling further into her dark abyss.

The Wool Over Their Eyes is loosely based on Martin’s personal experiences. She drew upon her own memories and insights of growing up without her biological father and being betrayed in her own marriage to inform her narrative and give her characters depth and authenticity.

“I wrote The Wool Over Their Eyes for fatherless girls, for women who have been betrayed, for those who have been rejected because of their race (or otherness) and for families that have been torn apart by secrets, lies and deception,” Martin reflects. “Healing is possible – through change, through empathy, through faith and through forgiveness.”

Author Dione Martin was born and raised in New Orleans, where she spent much of her childhood and teen years reading. She earned her Bachelor’s in English from the University of Minnesota-Morris and her Master’s in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently a senior communications director at Brinker International. She lives in Dallas with her two daughters and enjoys running, cooking, performing arts and attempting DIY projects. The Wool Over Their Eyes is her debut novel, and she is working on her next one.

For more information about the author, please visit www.dione-martin.com or follow her on Twitter (@DioneMartin30) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dionehmartin).

The Wool Over Their Eyes
Publisher: Inspire on Purpose
Release Date: March 5, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1948903530
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Identity of Al Capone’s Boss Unearthed When Young Man Stumbles Upon Well-Kept Family Secret

Identity of Al Capone’s Boss Unearthed When Young Man Stumbles Upon Well-Kept Family Secret

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Joseph never suspected that he was the descendant of a Mob boss. And not just any Mob boss. Al Capone’s boss, Johnny Torrio, to be exact.

Joseph is just an average kid from an Italian middle-class family — one in which high morals and family values are instilled at every opportunity. But as he ages into his teens, he becomes inexplicably drawn to lives of the rich and famous. Fueled by a viewing of The Godfather, Joseph’s fascination with the Mob and the American Dream is ignited. Is wealth the barometer for success or the root of all evil? In his search for the truth about his great-uncle, Joseph discovers that the thin blue line between good and evil often becomes blurred.

The Poison of Money from Joe Torrence takes readers, for the first time ever, behind the scenes and into the personal life of real-life Chicago Mob boss Johnny Torrio, the most obscure figure in the history of the Mafia. But this is no conventional Mafia tale.

Instead, Torrence uses the protagonist, young Joseph, to paint a thought-provoking picture of the internal struggle many of us face between the pursuit of riches and what we’ve been taught all our lives about the evil and venom of money.

When Joseph stumbles upon a long-hidden newspaper clipping headlined “The Mafia at War” in his father’s nightstand, he uncovers a shocking reality: His great-uncle was one of the most powerful men of the 20th century, Chicago Crime Boss, Johnny Torrio. He was also Al Capone’s mentor. This life-altering revelation spurs Joseph’s quest to learn the unvarnished truth about his family.

Joseph’s search for answers unlocks the door to let you inside the Torrio family. Johnny Torrio’s only blood sister, Marietta Torrio, a woman of virtue, is finally introduced to the world. Separated as toddlers, the road to the reunion of these two siblings from two completely different worlds is rocky to say the least. Does Torrio’s “occupation” bestow unimaginable curses upon the family? Who is blocking this reunion?

Joseph’s fact-finding mission becomes an epic family journey that spans decades and crosses continents. There will be eye-opening revelations when he rattles the family tree, but for him, there is no turning back.

Author Joe Torrence is an accomplished businessman who some may say inherited the business acumen and street savvy of his great-uncle, Johnny Torrio. Except that there is one major difference between the two men. The author took the straight road, as he also inherited and readily embraced the morals, honesty and integrity of his grandmother, Marietta Torrio, Johnny Torrio’s only blood sister. Coincidentally, the author, like Torrio, prefers to remain in the shadows … at least for now.

For more information, please visit www.thepoisonofmoney.com.

The Poison of Money
Publisher: American European Entertainment Inc.
Release Date: October 6, 2020
ISBN-10: 1777095603
ISBN-13: 978-1777095604
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Only The Diligent Can Discover The Secret Of The Treasure Tree

Only The Diligent Can Discover The Secret Of The Treasure Tree

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A severe famine has overtaken the village, putting most of the residents at risk of painful starvation. Matt Loman is a young man looking for a way to help his parents and the village survive. What he doesn’t know is that his selfless demeanor will lead him into a supernatural world where he will ultimately discover his true destiny. Along the way, Matt receives guidance from a sage named Jedidiah, the mentor who offers Matt the choice between honor and dishonor. Matt’s opportunities and potential are limitless, but will he choose the pathway to greatness or settle for a wasted life? Will he pass the tests of the Treasure Tree? Would you?

The Treasure Tree is the first installment in a new series from father-daughter authors Bruce and Vernae Ewing. Full of adventure, intrigue and “sweet romance,” The Treasure Tree is a wholesome story suitable for all ages. Matt’s adventures are seamlessly woven with valuable lessons from the Bible and will prompt readers to reflect upon their own choices and life journey.

Dr. Bruce Ewing has been a pastor for 48 years, with 28 of those spent as a military chaplain. He has been married to the love of his life, Valerie, for 47 years and is the father of two pre-cious daughters, Brecia and Vernae. Dr. Bruce is a Marriage and Family Relationship Con-sultant, teacher of biblical principles and teller of stories. His love for God and family is the catalyst for his writing. Love healed his own heart, so he tells stories to inspire others to dis-cover the same grace he has received.

Co-author and Dr. Ewing’s daughter Vernae Ewing Thompson holds a BS in Marketing and a MBA. She is married to singer/songwriter Lance Thompson. She is an actor, model, dancer, producer, director and business owner. She acquired her love for books and writing through her childhood experiences while listening to her father’s wild bedtime adventure stories and stories from the Bible.

Watch for the next installment in the Treasure Tree series, Coming Home. For more information, please visit www.thetreasuretreebook.com or connect with the authors on Instagram: @thetreasuretreebook; or on Facebook: thetreasuretreebook.

The Treasure Tree
Publisher: High Bridge Books
ISBN-10: 1940024609
ISBN-13: 978-1940024608
Available from Amazon.com and TreasureTree.com

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Join The Adventure As Playful Puffins Encounter Fire And Ice

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Join The Adventure As Playful Puffins Encounter Fire And Ice

Summertime in Iceland means nearly 24 hours of glistening sunlight each day—perfect for lighting the way for adventurous little puffins. But when two puffin friends, Árni and Birta, embark upon a journey of exploration, an Icelandic Faery plays clever tricks on them, making their grand adventure take longer than expected. The extended darkness of September’s nightfall looms large on the horizon, and the pufflings must find their way home in a hurry.

Puffins Encounter Fire & Ice is the third installment in RA Anderson’s delightful Iceland: The Puffin Explorers Series, and this time around, Iceland’s natural wonders take center stage. Árni and Birta discover glaciers, volcanoes, natural energy, lava fields, waterfalls and some of the legendary folk of Iceland. But as nightfall draws closer, Árni’s parents must step up their frantic search for these two curious puffins to help guide them back to their burrows before dark. Will they succeed? Join the adventure to find out!

Although intended for children who have a love for all animals, birds and nature, adults will find that these books hold a unique type of travelogue, complete with fun facts and breath-taking photography shot by the author as she explored the beautiful country of Iceland.

Puffins Encounter Fire & Ice follows in the webbed footsteps of Puffins Take Flight and Puffins off the Beaten Path, the first two books in Anderson’s entertaining and educational Puffin Explorers Series.

Author RA Anderson is a wanderer who has lived all over, from California to Belize, and currently, home is a town called Rome, in Georgia that is!

A lifelong passion for creative writing and photography became her life. Her award-winning photographs have been featured in table books, magazines and front-page news, and her writing has been published in magazines, poetry books and children’s books. Her If Pets Could Talk series includes Cats, Dogs, Farm Animals and A Service Dog. Iceland: The Puffin Explorers Series is her newest children’s series. She also recently released a YA book, Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star.

Three boys—her heart and soul—call her Mom. She and her husband are recent empty-nesters, leaving them more time to travel.

For more information, please visit ra-anderson.com, or connect with her on social media at https://www.facebook.com/raAndersonAuthor/; @aruthanne Instagram; @ra_anderson_author Instagram; or @aruthanne Twitter.

Puffins Encounter Fire & Ice
Publisher: My Favorite Books Publishing Company, LLC
Release Date: January 8, 2020
ISBN-10: 1950590097
ISBN-13: 978-1950590094
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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Veteran Political Analyst Examines Key Forces That Led To Trump Presidency

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Veteran Political Analyst Examines Key Forces That Led To Trump
Presidency

What political, social and cultural forces led to the election of President Donald Trump? Polit-ical analyst Bradford R. Kane explores 10 dynamics of American politics and society that played a role in the 2016 presidential election and continue to influence our politics in his ground-breaking book, Pitchfork Populism: Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America. Some of these dynamics have deep historical roots, such as the cultural divide between those who define our national identity in terms of rugged indi-vidualism versus those who emphasize community collectivism. The author notes that these opposing viewpoints helped craft our national identity as far back as the 1700s. He also con-siders the consequences of changing demographics, which will have a profound effect on community relations and politics.

Kane foresees a return to established policy processes and governing principles after the Trump presidency, as opposed to rule based on a president’s personal interests. He anticipates greater empowerment of the electorate as more demographic groups are increasingly enfranchised. Kane also forecasts the potential impact of recent developments on the 2020 election and beyond. Other topics discussed are the role of the media, accountability, globalization, the future of bipartisanship and more.

Bradford R. Kane has served in the US Congress as Legislative Counsel to Congresswoman Cardiss Collins; as Counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Consumer Protection; and as a member of President Clinton’s Task Force on Health Care Reform. Thereafter, he served the State of California as Deputy Controller, Legislation, and subsequently, as a Deputy Secretary of Information Technology. He was also a member of the Nielsen Media Research Task Force on Television Measurement; created the Bipartisan Bridge (a public policy initiative to advance bipartisanship in American government); and developed environmental and economic equity initiatives. In the global arena, he was CEO of the International Commission on Workforce Development, a Strategy Council member of the United Nations Global Alliance on ICT & Development, and Director of Strategic Initiatives and Director of International Development at TechSoup Global.

To connect with Bradford Kane, please visit his website at: www.pitchforkpopulism.com.

Pitchfork Populism:
Ten Political Forces That Shaped an Election and Continue to Change America Release
Publisher: Prometheus Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: October 15, 2019
ISBN-10: 1633885828
ISBN-13: 978-1633885820
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Peace Activist French/American Disobeys Israeli Court Order: Went Underground In Palestine

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Peace Activist French/American Disobeys Israeli Court Order: Went Underground In Palestine

Frank Romano, Ph.D, disobeyed a court order to leave Israel and Palestine on September 25, 2018. Romano, preferring to continue his work in Palestine, disobeyed the court order and went underground to avoid arrest.

Romano then worked with a team of lawyers in Ramallah, West Bank, preparing a case against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Secretary of Defense Avigdor Lieberman and others, before the International Criminal Court for War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and other serious international offenses.

In 2018, Frank Romano and other activists stood in front of an Israeli bulldozer preparing for the destruction of a Bedouin village ─ Al Khan al Ahmar in the Jericho Valley, West Bank. He was promptly arrested and imprisoned in Jerusalem. He was thrown into a cell with four hardened Israeli criminals who immediately attacked him, striking and stabbing him with a sharp object. Bloodied and injured, he broke away from the onslaught and pounded on the door. After the guards came and saw the dripping blood, they pulled him from the cell and locked him in solitary confinement.

The following day, Romano was to stand trial in Jerusalem. The police, instead of taking him to court for the trial, drove him to the airport after an Israeli Military Court convicted him of a felony and ordered his deportation. When the judge became aware of the police duplicity, she ordered them to return Romano to Jerusalem to stand trial. After the trial, he was acquitted and released.

For a decade, through interfaith grassroots efforts, Frank Romano has brought Jews, Muslims and Christians together from all corners of the world in support of peace. However, this was a voyage into a tense war zone, the first time defending Palestinian Bedouins, and he has a story to tell.

In Love and Terror in the Middle East (5th Edition), Romano recounts this last voyage to the troubled Holy Land. It covers his arrest, his experiences in jail, his living under-ground in Palestine, and then his second arrest and subsequent deportation. He presently lives and works teaching French in the Sabra and Chatilla Palestinian and Syrian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Frank Romano — PhD Sorbonne University, France
Tenured Professor: University of Paris
Author of Love and Terror in the Middle East, 5th Edition
Romano’s contact information:
Email: frankfro@aol.com; US Tel: 732.915.6837; FrenchTel: +33606943900 (WhatsApp is the same number); SKYPE: fromano6; or frankromanoloveandterror5.com

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Revolutionary Method Can Break Endless Cycle Of Emotional Overeating

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Revolutionary Method Can Break Endless Cycle Of Emotional Overeating

The solution to overeating and belly fat is shockingly simple. The root cause of overeating and weight gain is in the emotional brain. Our traditional approaches treat the thinking brain, that is, we are treating the wrong brain. As Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., explains in her breakthrough book, The Stress Eating Solution: A Proven, Neuroscience Method for Ending Overeating, we need emotional tools to solve problems rooted in the emotional brain.
During more than 30 years of research, Dr. Mellin crafted a way to take charge of the emotional brain. In her method, cravings and urges to overeat can be good for you. They activate the emotional wire that triggers overeating, and only when activated, can we rewire it. In her method, when cravings occur, instantly using the tools both shuts off the craving and begins to rewire the circuit that triggers it.

In an amazing about-face, all based on cutting edge neuroscience, Dr. Mellin delivers a program to “go to the emotional gym” daily to practice shutting off cravings, celebrating each small but important victory in clearing out the stress wires in the emotional brain that cause us to overeat.

The Stress Eating Solution walks readers through 30 days of effective strategies to transform their food, mood, love, and body circuits using Dr. Mellin’s proven method of Emotional Brain Training (EBT). Readers can experience immediate benefits, and using this method over time will promote lasting results. Dr. Mellin’s program is the only weight method other than surgery that has been shown in peer-reviewed research to produce lasting weight loss. For the first time, her methods are available to the public through this new book.

Readers will gain valuable benefits to ultimately help them:

1) Answer that nagging question, “Why do I overeat?” Overeating is caused by chemical surges unleashed by stress wiring. Yes, we are chemically driven to overeat.
2) Figure out why we can’t stop. We can’t stop because the wire in our brain tells us that we get our love, safety, comfort or pleasure from overeating.
3) Shut off cravings in real-time, so a new sense of peace, confidence and power replace the self-judgment and shame of repeatedly losing the war against carb cravings.
4) Use the tools repeatedly to transform the drive to get love/safety/comfort/pleasure from overeating into the drive to eat healthy, be vibrant and have joy in our lives.

We have thousands of diets, and people know what they should do; it’s just that they can’t do it. That powerlessness and the resulting self-blame are what harm us. Knowing what to do or being mindfully aware works in low-stress times, but research has shown these approaches are ineffective at the high stress levels of modern life. We need emotional tools, and The Stress Eating Solution offers these tools and more, to help readers end their cravings for unhealthy foods, regain control of their lives and move forward with improved overall well-being.

Dr. Mellin is also introducing a new mobile app, Brain Based Health by EBT, which can help readers use the tools in real time to stop craving and binge eating at the time the urge arises.

Laurel Mellin, Ph.D., is a New York Times bestselling author; health psychologist; Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; and founder of the Emotional Brain Training (EBT) method. She is also the leader of the Brain Based Health Movement, mobilizing individuals, universities and corporations to access the natural pathway in the brain to rapidly get from stress to joy. She has been a faculty member at UCSF for more than 30 years, and her work has been featured on KQED public television, Oprah, Today, Good Morning America, and in U.S. News & World Report, Time, The Conversation, Psychology Today and many more. Her method was named one of the “Top Ten Medical Advances of the Year” by Health magazine. Dr. Mellin’s credentials are from the University of California, Berkeley, San Francisco State University, and North Central University. She is a Ph.D. health psychologist, a Master’s level nutritionist, and has received government and health organization awards for her research and public education. Her two latest books are The Stress Eating Solution and The Stress Overload Solution, which give the public an opportunity to experience the 30-day, step-by-step way to learn how to become emotional superstars, and move through stress to joy, often in as little as four minutes, to stop cravings and stop the “stress buzzer” from being stuck on. Dr. Mellin is an internationally-recognized expert on obesity and stress.

To learn more, please visit www.ebt.org.

For Dr. Mellin’s six-part video series that explains the science behind why we overeat and how to stop, please watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syQ4MZ3AGBU&t=5s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAzNzCias-Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRkth8vOp-o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h2VkzCFYjM&t=6s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJiuKQI6brw&t=8s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOCz-VgySfY

The Stress Eating Solution: A Proven, Neuroscience Method for Ending Overeating.
Release Date: April 2019
Publisher: EBT Books
ISBN-10: 0986410772
ISBN-13: 978-0986410772
Available from Amazon.com

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