Monday, September 26, 2016

Book Trailer - Veil of Silence by K'Anne Meinel

Published on Aug 6, 2016


Five years ago, Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano disappeared when her helicopter crashed in Afghanistan. Her wife held out hope for her return, but with no word from the army after all that time, she begins to realize she may have to move on without her.

At the embassy in Kabul, a burqa-clad woman arrives at the gate with two young children in tow. The black-haired, brown-eyed woman looks like an Afghan native, but her American accent belies this. She identifies herself as Lieutenant Marsha Gagliano, all the while keeping a close eye out behind her as though at any moment, someone might jump out and snatch her back.

Questions arise regarding her disappearance and reappearance and the army is suspicious. The children are obviously hers. Has she consorted with the enemy? How will her wife react to these children? Will she be able to accept children she had no part in conceiving? 

What is this woman hiding beneath her chador? What secrets lie behind her veil of silence?


Monday, September 19, 2016

Falling Water (USA Network) Official Trailer - Premieres October 13, 2016


A mind-bending drama, FALLING WATER is the story of three unrelated people, who slowly realize that they are dreaming separate parts of a single common dream. Each of them is on a mysterious and highly personal quest – one is searching for his missing girlfriend, one is searching for a lost child, one is looking to cure his catatonic mother – and it is the clues found in their collective dream that come to guide them. The deeper they dig, though, the more they come to realize that their missions touch on stakes that are much larger than their individual agendas. That the visions found in their common dream just might hold the key to the fate of the world.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Virtual Book Blast - The Deepest Dark by Joan Hall Hovey


GENRE: Suspense Thriller

Joan will be awarding a Still Life by Jean Baptiste Oudry from Metropolitan Museum of Art - US, Canada Only. 10 1/2" x 8" Violin, Sheet Music Laminate to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Still Life by Jean Baptiste Oudry

a Rafflecopter giveaway

BLURB:

THE DEEPEST DARK 


Following the deaths of her husband, Corey, and ten year old daughter Ellie in a traffic accident, author Abby Miller sinks ever deeper into depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unrelenting pain.


In a last desperate effort to find peace, she drives to Loon Lake where they last vacationed together, wanting to believe they will be waiting for her there. At least in spirit. Barring that, the pills Doctor Gregory gave her to help her sleep, are in her purse.


The cabin at Loon Lake was her and Corey’s secret hideaway, and not even Abby’s sister, Karen, to whom she is close, knows where it is.


But someone else does. He is one of three men who have escaped from Pennington prison. They are dangerous predators who will stop at nothing to get what they want - and to keep from going back to prison. Having already committed atrocious crimes, they have nothing to lose.


Unknowingly, Abby is on a collision course with evil itself. And the decision of whether or live or die will soon be wrenched from her hands.

~~~~~~~

"...Joan Hall Hovey knows suspense. She keeps it simmering in every scene she writes and knows just the right moments to turn up the heat and bring it all to a boil. THE DEEPEST DARK is a terrific suspense novel." James Hankins, author of BROTHERS AND BONES and SHADY CROSS

"...readers will be chilled as they root for Abby to take back her life and escape the Loon Lake cabin alive and breathing. Once the first page is read in this one, nothing will be able to draw your attention away..."

Reviewed by Amy Lignor, author of "The Charlatan's Crown," published by Suspense Publishing, an imprint of Suspense Magazine


***

EXCERPT:

The three dark figures moved quietly among the shadowy, rain-dripping birches, pines and alders toward the old farmhouse where amber lights glowed in the two lower windows. They crept with the stealth of foxes intent upon the chickens in the hen house, hungry and deadly, already tasting blood. And the Nichols’ actually did keep a few chickens of their own, mainly for the fresh eggs, but not altogether for that reason. They liked seeing them clucking and pecking about the yard; they were good company and cost only a bit of seed. Once, they had operated their own farm, and a fair sized one it was, too. These days they kept a small vegetable garden and Ethel Nichols tended the flowers that grew along the walkway and in her window boxes, mainly morning glories in heavenly blue and pansies in shades of lavender and sun-yellow.


In their early eighties now, and in relatively good health, they were enjoying the fruits of their labor in these latter years, including the big screen TV on which they were presently watching an old rerun of All in the Family, one of life’s pleasures that Hartley and Ethel shared. …

When the commercial came on, Ethel rose from the big stuffed chair across from her husband’s Lazy Boy. She was white-haired, ample of figure, and quick to smile. “Cup of tea, Hartley?”

He looked in her direction and grinned mischievously. Though his own hair had long gone and he walked with a limp, to Ethel he was as handsome as the first time she saw him walking into Mr. Biggar’s class in grade nine. She could still see him as he was then, tall and lean, with a thatch of fair hair fallen over his brow.

“Wouldn’t mind having just a tiny slice of that apple pie you baked to go with my tea.” An affectionate coaxing twinkled in blue eyes that had faded only a little over the years.

Looking at him, she mentally shook her head. He knew he had trouble getting to sleep if he ate after he’d had his supper.  “Sure,” she said. And it will be tiny, Mister Nichols, you can bet on that.  She had started for the kitchen when she stopped in the doorway between the living room and kitchen, thinking she’d heard a noise outside. She listened. Heard it again. A squeaking of the porch swing chain?

“Did you hear that?” she called into the living room.

“Hear what? Didn’t hear nothin’, Ethel.”

“I’m not sure. Sounded like... oh, I’m sure it’s nothing. The wind.”


***

AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Joan Hall Hovey, Author
Joan Hall Hovey is the definition of an ‘artist’. From her writing that has taken the form of suspense novels, as well as short stories and articles, this woman has not only taken the suspense world by storm, but also dabbles in the theatre community. In addition to it all, Joan takes the time to work with other authors, giving them the information and help they need to embrace their talent and become a part of the literary world.


Born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Joan has a family she adores; including, Scamp, the family dog. She is blessed to look out every day at the tall pine trees and the stunning view of the Kennebecasis River. But although that view is certainly inspiring, her fans will tell you that it is Joan’s view – the scenes and characters within her own creative mind – that is truly unforgettable. This is a talent who brings vibrancy to the page, creating locations that, even in the light of day, chill fans to the bone.


An insatiable reader, the works of Poe, King, and other masters of the mystery world, inspired Joan to write. And now, with her latest novel – THE DEEPEST DARK – she once again hits the nail on the proverbial head, drawing readers into a world of fear that will leave them absolutely breathless.


The Deepest Dark is published by Books We Love Inc.

Available at most online bookstores


Other Suspense Novels by Joan Hall Hovey

Tragic Spawn
The Abduction of Mary Rose
Night Corridor
Chill Waters  - winner of the Bloody Dagger Award
Nowhere To Hide – Winner of the Eppie Award
Listen to the Shadows



Virtual Book Blast - The Deepest Dark by Joan Hall Hovey


GENRE: Suspense Thriller

Joan will be awarding a Still Life by Jean Baptiste Oudry from Metropolitan Museum of Art - US, Canada Only. 10 1/2" x 8" Violin, Sheet Music Laminate to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

Still Life by Jean Baptiste Oudry



BLURB:

THE DEEPEST DARK 

Following the deaths of her husband, Corey, and ten year old daughter Ellie in a traffic accident, author Abby Miller sinks ever deeper into depression. She contemplates suicide as a way to be with them, and to end her unrelenting pain.

In a last desperate effort to find peace, she drives to Loon Lake where they last vacationed together, wanting to believe they will be waiting for her there. At least in spirit. Barring that, the pills Doctor Gregory gave her to help her sleep, are in her purse.

The cabin at Loon Lake was her and Corey’s secret hideaway, and not even Abby’s sister, Karen, to whom she is close, knows where it is.


But someone else does. He is one of three men who have escaped from Pennington prison. They are dangerous predators who will stop at nothing to get what they want - and to keep from going back to prison. Having already committed atrocious crimes, they have nothing to lose.

Unknowingly, Abby is on a collision course with evil itself. And the decision of whether or live or die will soon be wrenched from her hands.

~~~~~~~

"...Joan Hall Hovey knows suspense. She keeps it simmering in every scene she writes and knows just the right moments to turn up the heat and bring it all to a boil. THE DEEPEST DARK is a terrific suspense novel." James Hankins, author of BROTHERS AND BONES and SHADY CROSS

"...readers will be chilled as they root for Abby to take back her life and escape the Loon Lake cabin alive and breathing. Once the first page is read in this one, nothing will be able to draw your attention away..."

Reviewed by Amy Lignor, author of "The Charlatan's Crown," published by Suspense Publishing, an imprint of Suspense Magazine


***

EXCERPT:

The three dark figures moved quietly among the shadowy, rain-dripping birches, pines and alders toward the old farmhouse where amber lights glowed in the two lower windows. They crept with the stealth of foxes intent upon the chickens in the hen house, hungry and deadly, already tasting blood. And the Nichols’ actually did keep a few chickens of their own, mainly for the fresh eggs, but not altogether for that reason. They liked seeing them clucking and pecking about the yard; they were good company and cost only a bit of seed. Once, they had operated their own farm, and a fair sized one it was, too. These days they kept a small vegetable garden and Ethel Nichols tended the flowers that grew along the walkway and in her window boxes, mainly morning glories in heavenly blue and pansies in shades of lavender and sun-yellow.


In their early eighties now, and in relatively good health, they were enjoying the fruits of their labor in these latter years, including the big screen TV on which they were presently watching an old rerun of All in the Family, one of life’s pleasures that Hartley and Ethel shared. …


When the commercial came on, Ethel rose from the big stuffed chair across from her husband’s Lazy Boy. She was white-haired, ample of figure, and quick to smile. “Cup of tea, Hartley?”


He looked in her direction and grinned mischievously. Though his own hair had long gone and he walked with a limp, to Ethel he was as handsome as the first time she saw him walking into Mr. Biggar’s class in grade nine. She could still see him as he was then, tall and lean, with a thatch of fair hair fallen over his brow.


“Wouldn’t mind having just a tiny slice of that apple pie you baked to go with my tea.” An affectionate coaxing twinkled in blue eyes that had faded only a little over the years.


Looking at him, she mentally shook her head. He knew he had trouble getting to sleep if he ate after he’d had his supper.  “Sure,” she said. And it will be tiny, Mister Nichols, you can bet on that.  She had started for the kitchen when she stopped in the doorway between the living room and kitchen, thinking she’d heard a noise outside. She listened. Heard it again. A squeaking of the porch swing chain?


“Did you hear that?” she called into the living room.

“Hear what? Didn’t hear nothin’, Ethel.”

“I’m not sure. Sounded like... oh, I’m sure it’s nothing. The wind.”


***

AUTHOR Bio and Links: 
Joan Hall Hovey, Author
Joan Hall Hovey is the definition of an ‘artist’. From her writing that has taken the form of suspense novels, as well as short stories and articles, this woman has not only taken the suspense world by storm, but also dabbles in the theatre community. In addition to it all, Joan takes the time to work with other authors, giving them the information and help they need to embrace their talent and become a part of the literary world.

Born and raised in Saint John, New Brunswick, Joan has a family she adores; including, Scamp, the family dog. She is blessed to look out every day at the tall pine trees and the stunning view of the Kennebecasis River. But although that view is certainly inspiring, her fans will tell you that it is Joan’s view – the scenes and characters within her own creative mind – that is truly unforgettable. This is a talent who brings vibrancy to the page, creating locations that, even in the light of day, chill fans to the bone.

An insatiable reader, the works of Poe, King, and other masters of the mystery world, inspired Joan to write. And now, with her latest novel – THE DEEPEST DARK – she once again hits the nail on the proverbial head, drawing readers into a world of fear that will leave them absolutely breathless.


The Deepest Dark is published by Books We Love Inc.

Available at most online bookstores



Other Suspense Novels by Joan Hall Hovey

Tragic Spawn
The Abduction of Mary Rose
Night Corridor
Chill Waters  - winner of the Bloody Dagger Award
Nowhere To Hide – Winner of the Eppie Award
Listen to the Shadows


~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Monday, September 05, 2016

The Signs of a Failing Relationship by Lizzie Wright

Being in love is one of the best feelings we as human beings experience throughout our lives. While this is true, being in a failing relationship gives us the opposite emotions. According to the experts, spotting the signs that your relationship is about to fail prevents further emotional damages. So, what are the tell-tales that you’re about to lose your other half?

Lack of Communication

Regardless of the reason for your failing relationship, the lack of communication is a clear sign that you are about to lose your partner. Normally, we long to communicate with our partner even if we’re living together in the same house. Once you’ve noticed a decline, disinterest, or disengagement in conversation, then your relationship is in the wrong path.

Constant Criticism

A strong relationship has a solid support from one another. They don’t comment on the negative sides of each other. Instead, they try to work out and encourage one another to improve. On the other hand, a failing relationship constantly involves regular criticism. As a result, couples engage in a regular word fight that will eventually ruin their respect for each other. In the end, constant criticism will ruin the love and bond.

The Fighting is Becoming a Habit

You were once a great couple as you were starting but ended in a horrible relationship because of regular bickering. If you’re fighting more each day, then you’re probably heading the wrong way. While it’s normal even in a solid relationship to have misunderstandings, it’s quite abnormal for serious couples to fight every day. As much as possible, they try to understand each other and strive to be more patient.

It’s No Longer About Us

When your motto in a relationship is no longer about “us”, then that’s a crystal-clear sign that your special bond is in jeopardy.
These are some of the common indicators that you should move on with your life as a single person or find a better replacement who can live harmoniously with you. If you’re not yet open to the idea of a new relationship, perhaps you might want to try dating an escort.

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About the Author

Lizzie Wright is a regular tourist who also writes about vacations and relationships. She has a passion for creative writing since the tender age of 10. Today, she’s one of the fuels of many blog sites on the topic of relationship especially Hush Escorts. If you feel the need for a companion, feel free to contact us so we can give you the perfect babe! 

Monday, August 29, 2016

With Caution It Is Possible To Meet The Right Person Through Online Dating App by Anand Rajendran


In the midst of the busy mechanical life, it is hard to find the destined partner. To connect people and make them fall in love a new app was developed called the dating app. With the help of the dating app, both men and women can find their partner who matches with their interest and likes. There is a wide range of variety in the dating app, were some dating app is for those who are looking for a serious relationship while there are apps for people with common interests like music, photography, etc. And there are exclusive dating apps available for the handicapped, transgender, lesbians and gays.
There are some people who find it difficult to socialize with others while some people have no time for party or nightclubs because of hectic job pressure, even those people were able to meet their partners through the dating app and are happily married.
While the online dating platform provides an opportunity for the people to find a perfect match, there are some people who access the app simply to have fun and assault the women they met online. A thirty five year old Jeffrey Hogg sexually assaulted two women he met from the online dating site and was sentenced to forty months imprisonment. This an example of the consequence that happens to the person if they are not caution while accessing the dating app and sharing personal information.
If the person follows these basic tips while dating in the online app, they can stay safe and secure while meeting a person.

Selecting the proper service

The online dating app that a person selects must be a reliable service provider who maintains a proper database and keeps the personal information of the members confidential. To check if the dating app is a secured site, the members can read the privacy statement of the site where they do not sell the personal details of the members to the any other companies or advertising agencies. The privacy statement must also state that it does not share the details with other members of the site.
The reputation of the site and its popularity among the public has also been an important aspect in checking the app. The happy reviews from the existing users can prove that the site is safe to use. Now the dating apps provide free subscription for one month, which will help in analyzing whether the member can continue the app or jump to another dating app.

Know the other person

Even though the dating app is safe, the amount of fraudulent activities that happen in the app is also more. One of the main reasons is the use of fake profile identity like the name of the person or the profile photo or the designation of the person. In some cases, people use fake profile IDs to get partners and some even have multiple profiles in a single dating app.
And the user who is using the app to find a partner to start a meaningful relation must have a proper name and photo for the profile because if the person happens to use proactive names or photos, the messages they receive in their inbox might be different.

Disclosing personal information

When dating online, many people share their personal details like contact number, office and residence address within a few texts and start chatting in a personal platform. But it is not safe to share the information with others unless the member gains trust with the other member.

Believe in your instincts

While proceeding with the text or while talking over the phone, the user must ask questions to the other member to know about them by asking direct questions and check if there are any inconsistencies. There are some people who are over dominating and pressurize the other person to move to the next level in their relation, if somebody encounters such personalities they should not hesitate and block the contacts. Any kind of threatening or sign of anger or acting disrespectful is to be reported to the service provider so that they can the respective steps in blocking that person from the dating app completely.

The meeting place

When a person plans to meet their date for the first time it is better to select a common place for meeting because the other person need not know the other user’s address. Similarly, it is not advisable to accept an invitation for a dinner in a person’s home or a ride to either pick them or drop them home. The other person should not take over the control of the user’s destination.

Inform your kith and kin

Whenever a person goes on their first date with the person whom they met on the online dating app they have to inform their family and friends about the place where they are planning to meet and the time when they have to be checked and also the information about the person they are meeting. The main reason to inform is for the safety of the person, because you might not what happens the next moment when especially when you meet a complete stranger.

Do not involve kids

When a single parent is meeting the person they met online they have to inform the other person about their child or children, but introducing them within few meetings is not advisable. Unless and until the person is comfortable with the other person and think that they are their destined partner, involving the kids in the picture must be restricted.

Financial matters

If the online daters ask for any financial information or ask for a loan, it is a red flag to exit the relationship. When a person talks about money it definitely shows that the main motive of the person to date is to seek the money from the other person, and to get money they will cook up some stories which seems to be true, but being attentive and walking out carefully is the best way.
Warning

1.    Meeting a stranger is always dangerous and the online daters are also strangers, so before meeting going on a first date it is necessary to check and collect more information about the person.

2.    We will not invite or go to a stranger’s home, so inviting them for a dinner or informing them that no one is home or even going to their place is not a good idea.

3.    The major aspect in a relationship is the time and space given to a person, therefore staying calm and taking careful steps at each point leads to good results. If any person tries to rush the relationship, it means that the intention of the person is not right.

4.    Informing the family and friends about the online date is a must while informing the date about the family or friends is not a good idea because it can cause them trouble.

Conclusion

Online dating platform is a platform for people to fall in love and there are few who have met some great matches through this platform and are happily married. But it is not always possible to say that we might meet good people online because it is a place where we can also find the worst of mankind. We might have heard of the famous proverb: Every rose has its thorn, so before starting a relationship from the online dating app it is necessary to go through some background checkup.
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Author Bio: Anand Rajendran is CEO and Co-Founder of Zoplay, best PHP scripts development company located in India. Zoplay is a part of Casperon Technologies a leading social and mobile development company which developed a Dating Script called Zodate. I am a Tech geek, Digital marketing expert, Entrepreneur, and Atheist who loves to write everything about PHP Scripts and mobile application development.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Virtual Book Tour - Meet William R. Leibowitz, Author of Miracle Man


“Miracle Man” was named by Amazon as one of the Top 100 Novels of 2015 and one of Amazon’s Top 10 Thrillers for 2015.  It’s been an Amazon Best Seller, and a winner of a national Best Thriller award, with almost 650 Amazon reviews with a 4.3 overall rating.

Blurb  
                                                                                           REVERED   REVILED   REMARKABLE


The victim of an unspeakable crime, an infant rises to become a new type of superhero.  Unlike any that have come before him, he is not a fanciful creation of animators, he is real. 
So begins the saga of Robert James Austin, the greatest genius in human history.  But where did his extraordinary intelligence come from?
As agents of corporate greed vie with rabid anti-Western radicals to destroy him, an obsessive government leader launches a bizarre covert mission to exploit his intellect.  Yet Austin’s greatest fear is not of this world.
Aided by two exceptional women, one of whom will become his unlikely lover, Austin struggles against abandonment and betrayal.  But the forces that oppose him are more powerful than even he can understand.  

Excerpt
Prologue

A tall figure wearing a black-hooded slicker walked quickly through the night carrying a large garbage bag. His pale face was wet with rain. He had picked a deserted part of town. Old warehouse buildings were being gutted so they could be converted into apartments for non-existent buyers. There were no stores, no restaurants and no people.
“Who’d wanna live in this shit place?” he muttered to himself. Even the nice neighborhoods of this dismal city had more “For Sale” signs than you could count.
He was disgusted with himself and disgusted with her, but they were too young to be burdened. Life was already hard enough. He shook his head incredulously. She had been so damn sexy, funny, full of life. Why the hell couldn’t she leave well enough alone? She should have had some control.
He wanted to scream-out down the ugly street, “It’s her fucking fault that I’m in the rain in this crap neighborhood trying to evade the police.”
But he knew he hadn’t tried to slow her down either. He kept giving her the drugs and she kept getting kinkier and kinkier and more dependent on him and that’s how he liked it. She was adventurous and creative beyond her years. Freaky and bizarre. He had been enthralled, amazed. The higher she got, the wilder she was. Nothing was out of bounds. Everything was in the game.
And so, they went farther and farther out there. Together. With the help of the chemicals. They were co-conspirators, co-sponsors of their mutual dissipation. How far they had traveled without ever leaving their cruddy little city. They were so far ahead of all the other kids.
He squinted, and his mind reeled. He tried to remember in what month of their senior year in high school the drugs became more important to her than he was. And in what month did her face start looking so tired, her complexion prefacing the ravages to follow, her breath becoming foul as her teeth and gums deteriorated. And in what month did her need for the drugs outstrip his and her cash resources.
He stopped walking and raised his hooded head to the sky so that the rain would pelt him full-on in the face. He was hoping that somehow this would make him feel absolved. It didn’t. He shuddered as he clutched the shiny black bag, the increasingly cold wet wind blowing hard against him. He didn’t even want to try to figure out how many guys she had sex with for the drugs.
The puddle-ridden deserted street had three large dumpsters on it. One was almost empty. It seemed huge and metallic and didn’t appeal to him. The second was two-thirds full. He peered into it, but was repulsed by the odor, and he was pretty sure he saw the quick moving figures of rodents foraging in the mess. The third was piled above the brim with construction debris.
Holding the plastic bag, he climbed up on the rusty lip of the third dumpster. Stretching forward, he placed the bag on top of some large garbage bags which were just a few feet inside of the dumpster’s rim. As he climbed down, his body looked bent and crooked and his face was ashen. Tears streamed down his cheeks and bounced off his hands. He barely could annunciate, “Please forgive me,” as he shuffled away, head bowed and snot dripping from his nose.

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About The Author

William R. Leibowitz, Author 

William R. Leibowitz has been practicing entertainment/media law in New York City for a number of years.  He has represented numerous renowned entertainers and many entertainment and media notable companies.  William has a Bachelor of Science degree from New York University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from Columbia University.

William wrote Miracle Man because of its humanistic and spiritual messages and because he feels that in our current times--when meritless celebrity has eclipsed accomplishment and the only heroes are those based on comic books, the world needs a real hero--and that, of course, is Robert James Austin, the protagonist in Miracle Man.
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Monday, August 08, 2016

Michael Franti & Spearhead - Good to Be Alive Today (Acoustic Remix)


With all of the turmoil that we as human beings see and face every day, One World Singles Blog would like to take this time out and spread Michael Franti’ s song, Good to Be Alive Today, with its thought-provoking words.

 

“Good to be Alive" is a song about gratitude. A song to remind us of the good in the world, on the days when our souls are rocked by all of the bad news that surrounds us. A reminder to be grateful for all we have, at the same time, to tenaciously stand behind things in life that serve the greater good --- getting one step closer to a world where EVERYONE can all say “it’s good to be alive today.”

 

Michael Franti


Published on May 29, 2016
"Good To Be Alive Today (Acoustic Remix)" 
Now Available on iTunes
 
http://bit.ly/GTBATRemix

Leave your comments, telling us why it’s good to be alive and join the movement at https://www.michaelfranti.com/



Monday, August 01, 2016

The Ghost and The Negro Trailer, Episodes 1-3

Sidney goes through his regular routine of working his night shift and waiting on customers. He soon gets one that he won't forget. It's the official selection of the 2016 LA Film Festival.