THE GOLDEN RULE FOR EMPOWERING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS by Ignatius Fernandez

 Two Book Feature:
THE GOLDEN RULE FOR EMPOWERING PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
THE HEART HAS ITS REASONS, LOOKING BACK LOOKING AHEA
Publisher: Wolf Creek Press, Oregon, USA
Author website – www.ignatiusfernandez.com for purchase

Praise for The Golden Rule: “Ignatius Fernandez has produced a scholarly and absorbing analysis of how JESUS CHRIST’S behavior sets an example, not just for our personal lives, but also for our professional conduct, and gives a compelling and rigorous account of how Jesus was in fact the definitive leader in every respect.” Paul Sellers, Director, South India, British Council, London.

Praise for The Heart Has Its Reasons: “The thoughts are of Christian inspiration and stimulating, the language is mellifluous and racy, and the book makes pleasant reading. This is a valuable book that can surely help the interested reader towards betterment of self and society.”

Dr George Kaitholil, Author and Former General Editor of Saint Pauls and Better Yourself Books.
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Something Like a Dream by Robert Richter

robExpatriate beach bum Cotton Waters is known to his cantina buddies as “Algo,” meaning Something  in Spanish.  An illegal alien and ex-political activist with old and unresolved legal problems in the U.S., Algo scrounges a lazy fishing village lifestyle and a little beer money out of the Puerto Vallarta tourist trade as a private hustler of a Mexican Riviera lost-and-found–helping some people get lost and finding others–if the price is right or the client’s cause worth the time and interest.

In the summer of ’82 the worthy cause is Corina Springfield, possibly the most beautiful woman Cotton Waters has ever seen, even in a town like Vallarta, searching for her husband, heir to the Springfield Foundation, missing and presumed dead for over three years.  When Corina shows Algo evidence that her husband may be living among the Huichols, one of Mexico’s most mysterious indigenous peoples; and when it’s evidence she’s held for over a year without bothering to investigate until now, Vallarta’s Something” isn’t sure he can find her husband, but he knows he wants to try.

On a search for a lost hero-husband living as a shaman in a tribe of peyote worshipers, Cotton Waters leads Corina Springfield into the center of tribal dissension deep in the sierra heart of Huichol territory.  On this strange pilgrimage Waters will find a whole new perspective on reality and dream, on deceit and self-deception, and  experience a healing ceremony that will change his life forever or simply end it.

Review quip:  Carol Wheeler, managing editor of MexConnect.com, the most-used website on Mexico, wrote:  “Great Mexico fiction set in a Huichol community.”

robThe author of eight books, including poetry, fiction, and regional history, Robert Richter has a forty-year relationship with Mexico, and that cultural geography inspires his work.  In 2000 Richter won the Nebraska Arts Council’s Literary Achievement Award, and in 2007, he was a Fulbright Research Fellow in Buenos Aires.  Richter has also been a wheat farmer, substitute teacher, and tour guide in Latin America. His other books on Mexico include Something in Vallarta, Search for the Camino Real: a history of San Blas and the Road to get there, and Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and the Roots of Mexico’s New Democracy. Something Like A Dream is Richter’s second Cotton Waters mystery.

Purchase: Something Like A Dream

Author website:  www.robertrichterauthor.com

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Brothers Of The Sword/Children Of Time By Michael Reisig

BrothersBig As the prequel to Michael Reisig’s best-selling novel “The New Madrid Run,” Brothers of the Sword/Children of Time” is a swashbuckling adventure tale that encompasses two complete novels spanning 300 years—bound together by a lost Spanish treasure and the eternal journey of spirit and soul. A captivating tale of the past and the present—of romance, rescue, and revenge. Brothers of the Sword: 1668—Englishman Trevor Holte sails for Barbados and the West Indies in search of adventure, but the challenges he encounters are beyond his wildest dreams—the brutal Spanish, a hidden treasure, a buccaneer king, and the beautiful Anne Catherine. However, some treasures outlive the men who bury them. . . Children of Time: 1980—Three adventurers set out from Key West in search of a lost treasure on the Isle of Tortue, off the coast of Haiti. Equipped with an ancient parchment and a handful of clues, they embark on a journey that carries them back across time, and they uncover far more than a treasure—they discover the power of friendship and faith, and come to realize that, some things are forever . . .

Link to the Ebook: www.amazon.com/Brothers-Sword-Children-Michael-Reisig-ebook/dp/B0054S8YGK

Author Bio: Michael Reisig has been writing professionally for almost two decades. He is a former newspaper editor and publisher, an award-winning columnist, and a best-selling novelist. He is the author of ten novels. His works have been optioned for motion pictures, sold to overseas publishers, and produced for e-book and audio book format. Visit his website at michael-reisig.com for more information on his latest best-sellers.

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Siege of the Heart by Elise Cyr

ImageSiege of the Heart:

He fought for king and country, but that battle was nothing compared to the one he’ll wage for a woman’s heart.

Still reeling from the news of her father’s death during the Norman Conquest, Isabel Dumont is unprepared when trouble arrives at the castle gates. Alexandre d’Évreux, a Norman knight with close ties to England’s new king, has arrived to secure the land and the loyalties of the Dumont family. Desperate to protect her people, Isabel strives to keep the confounding knight at arm’s length and hide the truth about her father’s death.

For Alexandre, the spoils of war come with more than just a generous gift of land. They come with Isabel Dumont. Vowing to marry only for love, Alexandre finds himself in a difficult situation as a conqueror granted dominion over the land and its people. Isabel is the one person capable of helping him win the regard of those living in the war-torn country…if he chooses to accept her.

Just when Alexandre finds a spark of hope that he and Isabel have a chance at love, she vanishes. His quest to find her plunges him deeper into the conquest’s fallout. Was she taken? Or did she leave?

CONTENT WARNING: Entering into this novel may cause extreme affection toward knights of old, admiration for strong-willed women, and the overwhelming belief that love really can conquer all.

Publisher Link: http://lyricalpress.com/siege-of-the-heart/

Amazon.com Link (print links forthcoming): http://www.amazon.com/Siege-Of-Heart-Elise-Cyr-ebook/dp/B00J0FILLQ/

Excerpt:

They stood there like hunter and prey, but she would be no man’s quarry.

“I am Alexandre d’Évreux. But you, my dear, can call me Alex. I am here to escort Lord Dumont and his family to London, where he is to greet King William. I chose to ignore your questionable arrival when you were with fever.” He walked toward her with a decided prowl to his gait. “Now, I will wait no longer for answers.”

Isabel lifted her chin. “I have questions of my own.”

“I am sure. But first, Lady Isabel, you will explain to me why Matilde thought it necessary to hide your identity from me.”

“I know not.” Her gaze swept over him once more. “Perhaps she thought your intentions were dishonorable.”

A muscle worked in his jaw. “Matilde is extremely loyal to you, no doubt. I assure you, I am acting under orders from William himself. No harm will come to you or your family, but I expect your cooperation.”

She stiffened. “Am I a prisoner?”

“Non, not unless you refuse to cooperate. I only intend to be your family’s escort to London. How easy or difficult that is will be up to you.”

About Elise Cyr:

I’ve always loved adventure, romance, and happy endings. I write primarily in the medieval period. Because there’s still so much we don’t know about that time in history, the writer’s imagination is essential for fleshing out the research and making it come to life on the page. Plus swords and castles are just plain fun.

I live in New Mexico with my husband and the sweetest dog ever. When I’m not writing, I hike, bike, cook, and (of course) read. You can follow me on Twitter,PinterestGoodreads, or check out my blog

 

 

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The Angel’s Covenant by Lynn Landes

The_Angels_Covenant_850Elina will never forget the dark angel who came to her village and killed her family. She holds his image close to her heart, waiting for her chance to avenge those she loved. She does not know why she was chosen to save humanity, only that she is in a race against time itself. The Fallen will stop at nothing to get to her. Malach is her guardian angel chosen to protect and train her. She should not have feelings for him; she fights it every day. In the quiet moments they hear the whispered question “Are you Shadow or Light?” It is the question they struggle with. Each stolen glance and soft touch brings them closer to breaking the Angel’s Covenant.

Malach is an archangel chosen as the Guardian of Hope. His promise was to protect and guide her until she is ready to reunite her people. Trouble is brewing amongst the angels. Some feel that humanity is the problem, but Malach knows the truth. Humanity is the key to peace. Elina is the only hope they have against the dark angel, for he is building an army bent on ruling Heaven and Earth.

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The Tarnished Shooter by Charles James

BookCoverPreview5.doWhat happens to people who are constantly berated and pushed around by abusive parents and society? Some end up in prison. Some submit to committing suicide. Then there are the few who rebel, but keep trying to succeed no matter what the odds are.

…“The Tarnished Shooter” is a compelling five star story of adversity, adventure and the consequences of the choices one makes and is based on actual events. This is a book you won’t forget for a long, long time…

Everyday decisions hang on an invisible string, pulling each and every one of us into an unknown future. Right or wrong, every choice we make today will effect many tomorrows.

Book purchase link on Amazon.com  Link to book
Amazon Review:

“The Tarnished Shooter” by Charles James is a stunning and captivating book.I have read my share of childhood stories (or memoirs of that kind) but this is quite unique with its honest style and very sensible, intelligent and down to earth approach. The family background, abuse and bullying that our fictional anti-hero suffers are never once used as an excuse for the wrong decisions and choices in his life but serve merely as an explanation and helpful illustration of the reality of such a childhood and its possible consequences.

Young Frank moves into a less friendly neighborhood and easily gets drawn in with the wrong people. What starts of as dares and exercises in masculinity become smaller and then increasingly bigger transgressions into illegality.

The 1960s and 1970s are providing an excellent background as the time between youth rebellion with a cause and a last rise of the authoritarian approach to silence opposition. Frank ends up in prison and thanks to the well chosen direct-narrative-style the reader can share his experience of it and his thoughts.

He is thankfully not a victim but a reformed sinner and someone who has learned his lesson and who wants to pass this wisdom on to others, to be a role model. The narrator takes responsibility for his actions and encourages readers to learn from his mistake.

This is written so realistically that it feels like a real memoir and I am not surprised to learn that this is based on a real story.
A very impressive and important book that I cannot recommend highly enough.

Author Biography:

Author, Charles James, a former Marine wrote his first novel titled, “The Tarnished Shooter” from bits and pieces of his own hardscrabble past. At the age of twelve he was forced to fend for himself. To earn money when he was a boy he shined shoes in one of the roughest bars in town. He reveals his experiences and the hard lessons learned.
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The Enemy of Mankind by Suryadevara Ram Mohan Rao

Enemy_of_MankindWill Humanity Pay the Ultimate Price for One Man’s Arrogance? When the Roslin Institute in Scotland cloned Dolly the sheep, the scientific and ethical repercussions were immediate and vast. What would this mean for the field of human cloning? The Enemy of Mankind is a compelling science fiction thriller that explores the consequences of man taking God’s role. Dr. Brian Taylor, a famous geneticist, knows more than anyone else about human genetic engineering…but he also lives with a terrible secret. His dedicated students, Monty and Liza, will be drawn into his secret in ways that will impact not only them, but everyone around them. Meanwhile, they are dealing with secrets and moral dilemmas of their own-including a forbidden love that Dr. Taylor’s work may be able to solve…but at what cost? With an amazing conclusion that returns humanity to the wellspring of faith for its own salvation, The Enemy of Mankind is a masterful study of human nature, and what happens when humans choose unnatural paths.

 

 

PAPERBACK: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1478725087

 

 

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authorAuthor Bio

 

Suryadevara Ram Mohan Rao is a renowned Indian author of literary fiction who has attained the distinction of having written the largest number of novels in the Telugu dialect. The Enemy of Mankind was one of his masterpieces, introducing science fiction elements into the context of traditional family dynamics. His novels have received tremendous acclaim and have been translated into other local Indian dialects, as well as being selected as the basis for films, television series, and awards. One of his most memorable moments was receiving “Literary Excellence Award” from Dr. Pat Quinn, the Governor of Illinois, in 2009. Mr. Suryadevara currently resides in Hyderabad, India, where he continues to write for his expanding audience.

 

 

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