Flynn’s Firecracker, book 5 in Heroes for Hire by Dale Mayer, Book Promotion

A four-man unit brushes up against Mason and his ‘Keepers’ unit. Sparks fly from the beginning as not one of the men are looking for romance. But there’s no choice – cupid has a soft spot for SEALS and he’s lined his sights up on Devlin next. :)The right place at the right time… or the very wrong place…As part of a group helping to training Iraq soldiers, Devin is doing additional training on how to use the latest drones. But when a murder is committed on the base and suspicion is thrown on the drone’s designer, he can’t stop himself from helping her. When they return stateside, another employee in the same company is murdered. Once again suspicion falls on the designer. And as tension climbs, Devin wonders who will be next…

Bristol didn’t want to take her latest drone models to Iraq, but she was behind schedule and her bosses were pushing.

Then disaster strikes, and she’s the one everyone blames. She loses her research and her best friend, and now she’s determined to find out who did this… no matter how dangerous it is.

The killer isn’t done. He got what he wanted but there’s more that he needs… and he’ll kill to get it. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time…

 

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system.

She has recently published her Career Essentials Series .

All her books are available in print and digital format.

Connect with her at http://dalemayer.com or on social media at:

 

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Outremer by DN Carter – Book Promotion

Outremer I

Who Controls The Past Controls The Future

 An epic love story must overcome religious divide and a plot to eradicate two bloodlines, as the Crusades and the search for the ancient mysteries of the Holy Grail gather momentum.

Raised by his father in La Rochelle, France, Paul Plantavalu is known for his artistic nature, inquisitive mind and Christian faith. He also has an unshakable love for his Muslim childhood friend, Alisha al Komaty. Courageous and outspoken, she returns Paul’s love. But their path is paved with obstacles; religion, war, political chaos and a mysterious enemy determined to destroy their family lines.

Sometime between 1110 AD and 1120 AD in the aftermath of the first crusade, a small band of nine knights — the founding knights Templar — recover ancient precious artifacts left by a former, advanced civilization, beneath the City of Jerusalem. Ruthlessly guarded, the secrets revealed by this discovery are highly prized by powerful and dangerous forces far and wide; the repercussions of their capture are inextricably linked to Paul and Alisha. As Paul starts to experience dark and vivid dreams and the fragile balance of peace starts to crumble, it will fall to an enigmatic man known as Kratos and his female warrior protégée Abi Shadana, to safeguard Paul and Alisha.

Paul and Alisha’s love story weaves the threads of our reality and other realms — from the Druids to the Sufi mystics, the Magi of the East, the secret political arm of the Knights Templar and the Isma’ilis, the Assassins. Knights and pilgrims alike will witness some of the darkest battles ever fought. The discovery of a unique sword’s lethal power and whispered connections to King Arthur and the Holy Grail lead Paul and Alisha to question if their lives ever are the same again.

The first of a four-part series, Outremer is a historical epic, which sweeps across England, Scotland and France, to Syria, Jerusalem, and Egypt. Discover the truth — and crack the ancient code — behind the great mysteries of the High Middle Ages for yourself.

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About the author: After strange and vivid experiences whilst living in Cyprus as a child, author D N Carter has been fascinated by the history, myths, and legends of the Middle Ages and mankind’s past. As he got older travels to Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, the Languedoc region of France and the deserts of Arabia fuelled his enthusiasm. While not decoding maps and mathematical codes D N Carter enjoys adventure sports from parachuting to microlight flying. Today he divides his time between East Anglia in the UK and the south of France with his family.

Book 1: Outremer – Who Controls the past, controls the future.

   Outremer is the first book of a set of four volumes, each just over 300,000 words long. Each is filled with charcoal drawings of characters, locations, and symbols. I think it safe to claim they are a sprawling historical and spiritual epic told through a powerful love story set during the Crusades of the 12th Century. Based on actual events and real people they tell of true unselfish love…of loyalty, sacrifice and honor, but also unrequited love, jealousy, treachery and betrayals with consequences that echo out across the centuries to the present! The story mainly revolves around two central characters, Paul Plantavalu, a Christian man of a sensitive and kind disposition and Alisha al Komaty, a woman from a Muslim family and their love that bridges the religious divide of their respective faiths. Of their very personal journey as they move from childhood into adulthood and their battle to survive amidst the carnage of war and political upheavals that surrounded them…but also an unseen enemy determined to wipe out both of their family lines. There are several major characters within Outremer and their complex natures are revealed as the story progresses with many plot twists, turns, and revelations to keep you guessing throughout as to who are genuine supporters of Paul and Alisha, and who has evil intent and wish them harm.

There is a lot of political intrigue within the story and I believe a reasoned and balanced portrayal of the time from both sides of the religious divide. I have given arguments, based upon historical fact, so the reader can hopefully understand both perspectives and just why and how conflict grew between Christianity and Islam during this tumultuous period when a golden opportunity was missed, mainly because of the actions of just a few. If you love history, Outremer has plenty of it. If you love romance, it has plenty of that too…but real nitty gritty love with its highs and lows with all its raw emotion, not some fantasy fairytale. If you love mysticism and spiritual matters, then Outremer is a journey you may perhaps benefit from reading as its pages are filled with it, because the story also weaves the threads of our reality and other realms, from ancient megalithic sites to Druids, Sufi mystics, the Magi of the east to the secret political arm of the Knights Templar and the Isma’ilis, better known to us today as the Hashashin’s or Assassins’ It is a tour through various regions from across Britain, Scotland, Ireland, France to Jerusalem and Egypt to take you on a journey as you walk through the pages of history and religion in the footsteps of knights and pilgrims alike.

It is also about mankind’s hidden history, suppressed knowledge of our true past and strips away many of the present misconceptions as taught as fact today. If you have ever pondered the mysteries of the so-called mythical Atlantis, ancient civilized gods, and pre-history, then answers to some of them, based on solid research and evidence, which can be verified and confirmed, are revealed. Outremer unravels many unanswered questions relating to the Crusades, Knights Templar, and myths surrounding the so-called ‘Holy Grail’ and what it really stood for. Many ancient mysteries are covered from so-called dragons, ancient flying devices of myth, to angels present throughout history, to who and how the pyramids at Giza and others around the world were made and more importantly, why. Outremer has a ‘hidden esoteric’ story conveyed as well as genuine codes from antiquity along with a current code.

Outremer addresses questions rarely asked and sheds new light on pressing issues that fuel the fires of religious division and demonstrates how the Crusades helped shape the relations between Christian and Muslim countries to this day. Informative yet never descending into the sensational, but not avoiding the horrors either, Outremer concludes that there is a way out of the dogmatic quagmire and a way forward and that we are all responsible.

I aimed to be as historically accurate as possible to the tactics, uniforms and weapons employed by both sides as well as make it thought provoking, inspiring and informative as it is I believe a heart-wrenching tale that also reveals genuine codes from antiquity that prevailed during this period but which still have profound consequences for all of us, but also traces a secret back far into antiquity never even imagined through esoteric and exoteric revelations.

The connection with twelve is explained and how it came to be important within the symbolism of Jesus and his twelve disciples at the last supper, which was later included into the myth and symbolism of King Arthur and his twelve Knights of the Round Table. This symbolism is all divulged slowly as the story unfolds and it affects the people during the crusades and why and how it is still so relevant even today.

Throughout the story, a mystery unfolds about bloodlines that stretch further back into antiquity with their descendants originating from two original ancient lines and as Outremer reaches its conclusion, revealed for the first time are the true origins and impetuous behind the nine original knights going to Jerusalem and founding the Knights Templar and details the secret from antiquity that they guarded. It relates to all of us today, and not just a bloodline but a secret that reveals mankind’s true origins, our true past that stretches back many thousands of years before accepted history, but also our true potential as well as a legacy from antiquity that still waits to be uncovered; more correctly, recovered!

It is also a personal journey through mysticism and a spiritual awakening…of magical other worldly locations and people that call out from the mists of time and echo across the centuries to us now.

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Why set a powerful love story in the Middle Ages?

Because the whole story is based on real people who lived during this particularly tumultuous period. Few people these days fully appreciate the massive implications of the events during the latter part of the 1100’s and their effects still impacting upon us today, especially how and why Christianity and Islam became so diametrically opposed to each other.

This period was the perfect time platform to express the many levels of love, from the total and unselfish love for another, to unrequited love, jealousy, betrayals and forgiveness to the love of parents for their children and the love of a child to its parents in return …of the love and respect between men at arms, the close bonds that bind them through shared experiences and the horrors of conflict. But this period was also the time when items were recovered by the original founding Knights Templar. Items that would ultimately lead to the rediscovery of practices and technologies that had an immediate impact, especially upon the design and construction of great cathedrals, but also leaps in other areas not so obvious that led to the explosion of what became known as the Renaissance starting in Florence.

War affects so many people in many different ways, but it can never stop the path of true love; that’s one lesson history teaches us. War reveals both sides of people, at their very best but also their very worst. It highlights the strengths of mankind when faced with overwhelming odds, even when all hope is lost for it ignites passion, creates fear of losing loved ones, it drives people to do extraordinary things in extraordinary circumstances. War shows how fragile life is and that what we cherish so dearly can so easily be snatched away in an instant with no recovery. War is devastating but it does not stop ‘life’ continuing, for people still fall in love, fall out of love, babies are born and people die of unrelated causes just as before. War creates tremendous pressures upon people causing heightened emotions, irrational behavior as well as making some think a little more than usual before pursuing a course of action. It can make us love those close to us a little more; it can make us grateful for the things we already have and took for granted previously and recognize the insignificance of material items.

Some say that sometimes being in love is like being in a war zone, for in truth there are moments in all of our lives when you realize nothing will ever be the same again and time is clearly divided into two parts …before a particular event or moment, and after this event or moment.

I also set the story within this period as it was when the first Grail romances about chivalry and courtly love were being penned. Chretien de Troyes being perhaps one of the better-known authors. He was a French poet and was the first great exponent of the romanticisation of Arthurian legend. His narrative romances, composed c.1170–c.1185 in octosyllabic rhymed couplets, and they included Érec et Énide; Cligès; Lancelot, le chevalier de la charette; Yvain, le chevalier au lion; and Perceval, le conte del Graal. It was Geoffrey of Monmouth, writing around 1130 with History of the Kings of Britain, who introduced the first literary creation of the character, King Arthur and the idea of courtly love, but it was Chretien de Troyes who built and expanded on this base. It was Chretien de Troyes who is credited with creating Camelot, Lancelot and the Holy Grail.

All of these facts pointed to this as being the period when a great revelation of esoteric and exoteric codes started…It seemed to be the perfect backdrop to set a love story that was so enmeshed with those very same codes of antiquity, plus it was a time of major religious upheavals that shaped our future. But Chretien was an enigmatic character that history cannot pin down with any certainty and I wondered how who and from where exactly did he get his inspiration and information? His romanticized stories set the bar for love stories that have followed. It is from his and similar writings that many believe that when it’s time for souls to meet, nothing on earth or in heaven can prevent them from meeting …for there are no boundaries or barriers, not even religious, time or distance if two people are destined to be together.

 

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Going in Deep (Billionaire Bad Boys, Book 4) by Carly Phillips – Book Promotion

He isn’t Mr. Nice Guy…

Julian Dane thought he’d hit rock bottom — until he met a woman (isn’t that what they all say?). He used her and broke her heart. Now he wants to turn things around but the damage he dealt stands in his way.

Kendall Parker’s unique issues have made it hard to live a normal life. Very few people understand her and she trusts even less … but she believed in Julian once, and he only betrayed her.

Now Julian is back — a new man — and determined to win Kendall’s heart. But this reformed bad boy just might find that Going in Deep is harder than it looks.

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After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Devlin, Seals of Honor by Dale Mayer – Promotion

A four-man unit brushes up against Mason and his ‘Keepers’ unit. Sparks fly from the beginning as not one of the men is looking for romance. But there’s no choice – cupid has a soft spot for SEALS and he’s lined his sights up on Devlin next.

 

The right place at the right time… or the very wrong place…

As part of a group helping to train Iraq soldiers, Devin is doing additional training on how to use the latest drones. But when a murder is committed on the base and suspicion is thrown on the drone’s designer, he can’t stop himself from helping her. When they return stateside, another employee in the same company is murdered. Once again suspicion falls on the designer. And as tension climbs, Devin wonders who will be next…

Bristol didn’t want to take her latest drone models to Iraq, but she was behind schedule and her bosses were pushing.

Then disaster strikes, and she’s the one everyone blames. She loses her research and her best friend, and now she’s determined to find out who did this… no matter how dangerous it is.

The killer isn’t done. He got what he wanted but there’s more that he needs… and he’ll kill to get it. After all, it wouldn’t be the first time…

 

Dale Mayer is a prolific multi-published writer. She’s best known for her Psychic Vision Series. Besides her romantic suspense/thrillers, Dale also writes paranormal romance and crossover young adult books in different genres.To go with her fiction, she writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening, and the US mortgage system.

She has recently published her Career Essentials Series.

All her books are available in print and digital format.

Connect with her at http://dalemayer.com or on social media at:

 

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Breathe Me In: Blurred Lines, Book 5 by Erin McCarthy – Promotion, Giveaway

Never wanted…

Anya Volkov was adopted from Russia as a child, only to be rejected a year later, deemed difficult. After a lifetime of bouncing from foster home to foster home, Anya is living in the East Village and scraping by playing gigs in small clubs and facing eviction. She’ll do whatever it takes to keep a roof over the head of herself and her one-year-old son. Including making nice with the twin she doesn’t remember and stealing baby food from a grocery store. Always needed…

Kane Dermott doesn’t want to bust the pierced and sexy woman stealing at the grocery but neither does he want to help her or believe her sob story. Being a cop and the oldest of six siblings with a single mom, he’s always the one doing the right thing. The one everyone depends on. The good guy. For once he just wants to have some fun with the hot girl, and Anya is more than willing to make him forget her petty theft in the most delicious way possible.

But it turns out the sob story is real and in the murky world of black market babies, Anya and her son are in danger, and Kane can’t walk away from the mysterious and broken woman he has come to love. But neither can he trust her. When lies are truth and truths are lies, sometimes only love is the answer…

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USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author Erin McCarthy first published in 2002 and has since written over seventy novels and novellas in teen fiction, new adult romance, paranormal, and contemporary romance. Erin is a RITA finalist and an ALA Reluctant Young Reader award recipient and is both traditionally and indie published.

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Mama says, “Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!” by Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA – Book Promotion, Giveaway

Globe Newswire reports that Dr. Iris Mack’s mathematics edutainment book is “turning heads across the country in a response similar to the widely promoted ‘Hooked on Phonics,’ that improved children’s reading skills.” Her unique approach to math became one of Xlibris/Random House Publisher’s top children’s picture book royalty earners.

If there is one word that sums up our recent economic woes, it is interest. There’s interest on credit card balances, student loans, car loans, home mortgages, corporate borrowings and most prominently, on state and national debt. But there is surprisingly little interest in this interest. We all pay it. But not many of us really understand how it works. Dr. Iris Mack has filled the gap – and for young consumers.

Her financial literacy book “Mama Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!” is focused on teaching students that math can be fun and key to understanding money and interest. In today’s world of subprime mortgage crises, bankruptcies, massive credit card debt and predatory lending, Dr. Mack’s book is more relevant than ever. In “Mama Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees!” a group of smart, animated characters explain how money and interest work, as young consumers are introduced to mathematics and financial literacy.

Professor Ø, Ms. Madonna Sorenson and Dr. Mackamatix lead students Al G Bro, Frakshun, Nada, Queen% and Material Girl Ma$ through a fun-filled math class all about how money and interest work in their everyday lives.

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“I think the work you do showing how math can be beautiful and practical is great, keep it up!” says Javier Tordable, Senior Software Engineer at the Google Corporation.

“Making math fun and relevant is a real public service. Old fashioned, boring textbooks aren’t the thing that will capture the imagination and engage our children in the fun and yes, joy, in math and problem-solving. Iris Mack has created a group of characters and scenarios that will draw young people into the fold of knowledge.” says Karen Pritzker– Producer of The My Hero Project and Editor of The Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity website.

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Iris Marie Mack, PhD, EMBA, earned a doctorate in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University. She was also awarded a Sloan Fellowship Executive MBA from the London Business School. Dr. Mack worked at various energy and financial institutions, acted as a faculty member at MIT, and worked at NASA and AT&T Bell Labs – where she obtained a patent for research on optical fibers.

Dr. Mack currently lectures on Energy Trading and Risk Management for the Fitch Learning Certificate in Quantitative Finance Program on Wall Street and at Tulane University. Because of Dr. Mack’s extensive knowledge of the derivatives, energy trading, and investment banking world, she has been invited to write opinion columns for the UK edition of the International Business Times.

Dr. Mack has also been named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 Working Women, and she is no novice writer. This publishing will be her third financially-focused and published book – including her energy trading book published with Wiley Finance and a financial literacy book for teens and adults. With this breadth of experience and sheer intellectual prowess, Dr. Mack is more than able to help readers reach the financial stability they deserve.

In addition, Dr. Mack founded The Global Energy Post and MathQED – a homework help site for K-12 and college students. Previously known as Phat Math, this service has even been named one of the Top 50 Social Sites for Educators and Academics, 25 Savvy Social Media Sites for Grad Students and 25 Useful Networking Sites for Grad Students. Such accolades illustrate Dr. Mack’s ability to clearly inform the masses.

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