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Son Gets Second Chance to Know His Father in Compelling Family Story, Fool’s Errand

Son Gets Second Chance to Know His Father in Compelling Family Story, Fool’s Errand

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If you could spend one day with anyone at all — past or present — who would it be? For those who’ve lost a parent, the answer is obvious. This popular, introspective ice-breaker was the inspiration for Fool’s Errand, a clever blend of humor, mystery and complex family dynamics from award-winning author Jeffrey Stephens.

In it, a straight-arrow son uncovers an enigmatic letter left behind by his father, who passed away six years ago. In life, his father, “Blackie” Rinaldi, was a charming rogue with ties to the mob, and the younger Rinaldi has been doing all he can to avoid the pitfalls of his father’s chosen path. The letter hints at a cache of stolen money, but at its core, it represents an opportunity worth more than any treasure: a second chance for Blackie’s son to journey through the past, reconcile it with the present and finally get to know who his father really was.

Blackie’s son embarks on an international quest, following a series of clues from his father’s letter. He travels from the mean streets of New York to the Las Vegas Strip, and ultimately to the South of France. Along the way, he is confronted by dangerous mobsters, dishonest relatives, suspicious friends, a mysterious woman, and the risks of a journey his father may or may not have planned for him.

With surprising twists and relatable characters, Fool’s Errand offers a masterful balance of humor and heart, adventure and romance. Ultimately, it’s an entertaining, fast-paced story of family ties and a parent’s never-ending influence that will keep readers guessing as each new secret is revealed.

Author Jeffrey S. Stephens lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. He is also the author of the Jordan Sandor espionage thrillers, beginning with Targets of Deception and, most recently, Rogue Mission. He is also the author of the recent thriller, Crimes and Passion, the first in a planned series featuring Lieutenant Robbie Whyte.

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

Fool’s Errand
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN-13: 978-1642937381
ISBN-10: 164293738X
Available from Amazon.com

Trish Stevens
Don Lenham
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Fact-Filled Children’s Book Tells Adventurous Tale Of Playful Puffin

Trish Stevens
Teresa Hinojosa
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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Fact-Filled Children’s Book Tells Adventurous Tale Of Playful Puffin

Playful little puffin Árni is about to leave his burrow for a four-year adventure at sea. But Árni doesn’t want to go—at least not today. He wants one more day to play with his best friend Birta, but she is nowhere to be found. While Árni searches Iceland for Birta, his mother and father are searching for him. Little pufflings shouldn’t be wandering about all alone!

Puffins Take Flight is the entertaining and educational first installment in RA Anderson’s Iceland: The Puffin Explorers Series. Aimed at children ages pre-K through 2nd grade, Puffins Take Flight introduces readers to puffins and their breathtaking surroundings in Iceland. Fun facts are sprinkled throughout the book and include interesting tidbits about Iceland, puffins and a mention of Icelandic sheep.

Will Árni find Birta and will Árni’s parents find him before it’s too late? Come along on Árni’s big adventure to find out! Illustrated with actual photographs taken during the author’s exploration of Iceland, this eye-catching picture book is sure to entertain readers of all ages.

Watch for future adventures with Árni and Birta in the upcoming Puffins off the Beaten Path and Puffins Encounter Fire & Ice.

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. Coming soon is her YA fiction release, Girl Sailing, 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 Take Flight
Publisher: My Favorite Books Publishing Company, LLC
Release Date: November 20, 2019
ISBN-10: 1950590062
ISBN-13: 978-1950590063
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com

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A Life Packed With Experiences Leads Texas Author To Pen Adroit Supernatural Thriller

Trish Stevens
Liz Chase
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Friendswood, TX 77549
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A Life Packed With Experiences Leads Texas Author To Pen Adroit Supernatural Thriller

Start with one artist experimenting with her craft, add one dead serial killer and a pinch of the supernatural and you’ve cooked up one tense thriller. In A Brush With Death, the first of a series, Jody Summers masterfully blends the supernatural and the romantic to achieve a highly satisfying read.

New Orleans painter Kira McGovern hits on something when she mixes her mother’s ashes into her oil paints and enters an altered state. She begins channeling some key moments in her mother’s life, creating a stunning work of art as a memorial and drawing in customers who want a painting done using the same method. Pleased with her success, she launches Canvas of Life and commissions start rolling in. And when it couldn’t get any better, she meets Sean; a handsome mid-western rancher, who harbors a gruesome secret of which he is unaware.

But with each brushstroke on her latest commission, Kira’s reality is becoming more and more bizarre. She awakens from dreams that are soaked in blood and filled with gruesome images of murders. And the feeling of a lurking malevolence grows ever stronger.

Unconventional is the word to describe the life author Jody Summers led before turning to writing. The adopted son of a prominent Texas restaurateur, Summers grew up in New Orleans, Memphis and Houston, learning the restaurant business while he built a career as a competitive gymnast that propelled him to a scholarship at the University of Kansas. After college, Summers followed in his father’s footsteps, owning, at one point, three 24-hour restaurant franchises along with four tanning salons in Tulsa. He has used his entrepreneurial skills for everything from a patent in the pet industry to a single’s website. A restaurateur, a gymnast, a stunt man, an entrepreneur, a pilot, skydiver, scuba diver and an accomplished martial artist for 25 years, Summers has tried it all. Now he brings all those experiences to paper in his supernatural thriller series, Art of the Dead.

To learn more about Summers and A Brush With Death, please visit the following:
www.jodysummersbooks.com.

A Brush With Death
Release Date: September 2, 2019
Publisher: JS Books Publishing
ISBN-10: 1733177507
ISBN-13: 978-1733177504
Available from Amazon.com,

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Apocalypse Survivors Groomed For Life At The Edge Of The Solar System

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group, Inc.
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Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Main/Office
832.334.2733 Cell
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Apocalypse Survivors Groomed For Life At The Edge Of The Solar System

For those who’ve ever tried to imagine a post-apocalyptic Earth, Dr. Donald Hricik has come up with some interesting scenarios of his own in Our Great Escape; Part 1: Dumbers. The year is 2360. Survivors are being groomed for a new life on one of Jupiter’s moons after having been kept alive for centuries on mind-altering drugs.

Here’s the twist. The man picked to head the exodus to the edge of the solar system, a doctor, discovers that these survivors are losing their memories and emotions and even dying in large numbers — the results of a flaw in the drug’s design. The author grapples with larger themes of surviving a man-made planetary catastrophe as well as whether or not life is even worth it if it must be lived on mind-altering drugs that come at great cost. First in a two-part series, Dr. Hricik admits he wrote Our Great Escape while undergoing seismic shifts in his own life.

“I wrote it while I was dealing with my wife’s illness and death from severe dementia,” said Dr. Hricik. “That’s why you see themes of memory loss, dementia and death percolating throughout.”

Born in Ohio, Dr. Hricik is currently Emeritus Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and served as the Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension at University Hospital’s Cleveland Medical Center from 1993 to 2017. His research interests have focused on complications of immunosuppression and immune monitoring of kidney transplant recipients. He has published more than 180 articles and books, and 35 book chapters. When he’s not writing, he enjoys painting and fishing.

To read more about Dr. Hricik, please visit: https://dhricik.wixsite.com/website-1.

Our Great Escape; Part 1: Dumbers
Kindle Direct Publishing
Released: 2018
ISBN-10: 1981016287
ISBN-13: 978-1981016280
Available from Amazon.com

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The Rise of Esperanto: The Fate Of Mankind Rests On One Man’s Enlight-enment

Trish Stevens
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The Rise of Esperanto: The Fate Of Mankind Rests On One Man’s Enlight-enment

New York, NY. In the year 2361, the world’s political structure teeters on the edge of disaster as tensions intensify between countries and continents. Vespacia’s military and business communities join forces, plotting to gain control of Esperanto in the face of its astonishing growth. Despite continued insistence to the contrary, world domination seems to be Vespacia’s ultimate goal.

Such is the world imagined by author Eliade Moldovan in The Rise of Esperanto, a thrilling work that dives deep into the cultural conflicts of futuristic, dystopian societies.

Amid the turmoil is Ovi, a simple and open-minded priest who opposes the escalating violence. Struggling with the meaning and evolution of understanding God and His means, Ovi finds himself at the head of a new religious faction, one that disagrees with hard-core believers in the Old Testament’s teachings. With his newfound status as leader of this prominent religious faction, Ovi is in a unique position to prevent the Vespacians from achieving world domination, even as he further questions the existence of God.

As the conflict between Vespacia and Esperanto spreads and becomes increasingly violent, Ovi works to find a lasting resolution, but will it come too late? In the midst of the madness of the widening war between Esperanto and Vespacia, the world’s fate lies in the hands of one very ordinary man and a benevolent alien god.

Born in Romania, author Eliade Moldovan and his wife enjoy vacations and have traveled around the world, exploring nature and undertaking the occasional adventurous trips. Moldovan is also the author of The World Ends Tomorrow.

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

The Rise of Esperanto
Publisher: Friesenpress
ISBN-10: 152550875X
ISBN-13: 978-1525508752
Available from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.comh

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U.S. Army Brigadier General (Ret.) Anthony J. Tata Pens Dark Winter, A Jake Mahegan Novel

Trish Stevens
Ascot Media Group
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National Security Expert And Bestselling Author Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata Pits American Hero Against A Dark Network Of Cyber Terrorists With Alarming, Ripped-From-The-Headlines Authenticity In New Jake Mahegan Thriller

A Global Tech magnate. North Korea. Iran. Russia. Together they cripple the USA using a state-of-the-art cyberware program – and that’s just the beginning of the nightmare…

National Security expert and bestselling author Anthony J. Tata just unleashes his most timely thriller to date, as American hero Jake Mahegan and his team of highly trained operatives target the nerve center of Computer Optimized Warfare in DARK WINTER.

After a distinguished military and political career, retired Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata now parlays his years of combat and operational experience into exciting, realistic thrillers that have earned the praise and respect of Newt Gingrich, President George W. Bush, Glenn Beck, and the bestselling masters of international intrigue. Highlighting his intimate knowledge of America’s vulnerable domestic infrastructure, Tata’s latest Jake Mahegan novel tackles the threat of global cyber-terrorism in America—and delivers a chillingly authentic glimpse of tomorrow’s wars. Timed to release just before Veterans Day, DARK WINTER honors the courage and patriotism of our country’s heroes, while capturing the vulnerability of American life as we know it during a time when cyber-warfare is a constant threat, foreign tensions continue to build, and the U.S. nuclear arsenal is hacked by terrorists—both foreign and domestic.

About the Author:

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata has more than three decades of public service as a military officer and in leadership roles at the state and county level. His last combat tour was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division and the Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, commanding nearly 25,000 troops. He is the national bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Jake Mahegan series and the Threat Series, as well as co-author of Reaper: Ghost Target with Nicholas Irving, published by St. Martin’s Press. General Tata is the National Security Expert for One American News Network on Tipping Point. He also appears frequently as a guest commentator on Fox News and CNN. He is president of defense, transportation and energy services KaylaTek, LLC, and frequently speaks on matters of foreign policy to companies such as Google, Hewlett Packard, General Electric and other major corporations. Tata lives in Wilmington, NC.

Visit Anthony J. Tata online at: www.AJTata.com.

DARK WINTER: A Jake Mahegan Thriller / Book 5
By Anthony J. Tata (Pronunciation: “Tayda”)
Kensington, an imprint of Kensington Publishing Corp.
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Hardcover / Fiction $26.00 ($28.95 CAN)
ISBN: 978-1-4967-1790-0

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