Discover Your Passion, Release Your Power

The Authentic Self, Book 2

Non Fiction  / Self-Help

Release Date: July 1, 2020

Publisher: Deaf Dog Publishing

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75 million people in this country, or half of the working population, would
change jobs or careers in a heartbeat if given the choice. Are you one of
them?

Why are we so unhappy in our work lives? Do you feel like you are just
trying to survive the daily grind during the week, just so you can get to
the weekend? Is it hard for you just getting out of bed so you can get to a
job that seems like sheer drudgery? How do we find the spark that seems to
be missing in our lives?

We all want more energy and want to be excited about our jobs and the
things we are spending time and energy on, but yet it seems clear that there
is a pervasive lack of enthusiasm, drive or energy in the people around us
at home and in our jobs. People seem to be going about their lives unplugged
and unengaged in the spiritual power and unique energy given to each and
every one of us. Power and energy lie within our unique, God given
passion.

In the second book of the Authentic Self series, Discover Your Passion,
Release Your Power, Dr Cavazos guides us onto the next leg of this exciting
journey forward to our Authentic Self. One critical aspect of this path
towards discovery and fulfillment is the absolute requirement of finding and
releasing the power of passion. In this book, you will:

 

1. Identify the essentials of your unique passion

2. Unlock the power of self-motivation

3. Uncover your own personal drive to thrive

4. Begin to use focus and determination to reach critical goals

5 Harness the skills of goal management for well-being, joy and
fulfillment

6. Find the value, protection and guidance that passion and purpose
bring

7. Learn why millions of people abandon New Years resolutions within 6
weeks

8. Discover the 18 sources of physical and spiritual power available to
each and every one of us

 

Drawing examples from inspiring leaders and people who have been successful
in business, music, science, sports and the arts, Dr. Cavazos will help you
examine your own life and experiences to enlighten you on this captivating
and invigorating trek to releasing the spiritual and physical power that is
bubbling within you, waiting to be released and unleashed.

 

If you truly believe that you have a unique God given purpose, but you are
having a tough time finding that purpose or the energy or drive to fulfill
that purpose, then this is the book for you. There is an exciting,
empowering and spell binding adventure waiting for you that will bring
peace, joy and a sense of fulfillment and well-being that you had no idea
even existed. Discover Your Passion. Release Your Power. You won’t regret
it.

 

 

 

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Brave The Wave

The Authentic Self, Book 1

Release Date: April 2019

Publisher: Deaf Dog Publishing

 

Anxious? Stressed? Confused? Looking for Solutions?

As a practicing physician for twenty years, that is exactly the situation
that Johnny Cavazos was in. What stunned and shocked him the most was one
inescapable fact. He didn’t know what he didn’t know.

As he describes it, “The best analogy I can offer is that it’s like taking
your car to the mechanic to replace a faulty fuel pump and he hands you the
keys to a brand new Mercedes Benz and says, “take it, it’s yours.” (That’s
how Elvis used to give away cars.) There is more value here than a new
Mercedes.”

In this poignant and riveting account of his decade long journey of
discovery, you will be entertained while gaining valuable insight to help
you understand and actually appreciate the waves, trials and storms that we
all encounter in our lives.

This inspiring narrative of personal experiences will reveal useful and
practical approaches to help increase joy, clarity, love and personal peace
in your life. This book makes for a fascinating, powerful and uplifting read
that can inspire each of us to reach for heights we never thought
attainable.

With brutal honesty and humor, Johnny uses short vignettes from the medical
world and from the captivating world of near-death experiences to take us on
a journey that is spell binding, powerful and life changing.

Writing in a comfortable and warm style, Johnny takes us on this trip into
spirituality, faith and the near death experience as he unpacks ideas that
will open up an experience of clarity and vision you didn’t even realize
existed.

Brave the Wave will share valuable insights that will have a personal and
powerful impact on every relationship you have, bringing benefits to you and
everyone around you.

 

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 About the Author

Dr Cavazos is a practicing emergency room physician with over 30 years of
experience. As he likes to say experience matter. Because of a series of
struggles and trials, Dr Cavazos landed in a world of anxiety, frustration
that led to a “Decade of Discovery”. This culminated in the book series on
the Authentic Self. The self that God had in mind when he created us.

  

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Sneak Peak – Blood Feud

The Legends of Ansu (Book 9)

Epic Fantasy

Date Published: July 16, 2020

 

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Jaran Saerk is an exile from the North, driven out of his homeland by a
sorceress who killed his family. Now serving as a warrior in the armies of
the Imperial Shen, he’s never forgotten his vow to avenge his family
and take back what is rightfully his.

Recently captured, Savarna hides a dark secret and doesn’t plan on
staying a slave for long. Once she’s escaped, she’ll slip inside
the Golden Palace and kill the Empress of Shen. When she meets the exiled
warrior from the North, she finally may have her chance.

Finvar the Droll is a retired thief who insists he can help Jaran in his
revenge against the witch. But whose side is he really on?

With enemies surrounding them on all sides, the trio must unite to stay
alive in a realm trapped between war and sorcery, and to take down the witch
Sheega before she destroys them all.

 

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A huge figure knelt by a roaring blaze. A shaggy haired man he appeared,
with corded muscle and barrel-chest. He wore a kilt, but no cloak to cover
his naked torso. Like Jaran, the stranger bore many scars on that flesh. And
on closer inspection, he saw the man had only one arm. A distant memory
flickered through him. And a name.

Tyho.

The one-armed warrior. A god of the north. Jaran knew the god was testing
him. Despite his fear he stepped out, approached the crouched figure, who
looked up casually as he walked close.

“Your friends worry that you’ve left them, Jaran Saerk.”
The voice was a gravel-scrape and thunder boom, those eyes glints of blazing
sliver fire, the moonlight trapped inside.

“I needed time alone.” Jaran shoulder-tossed the elk in front
of the god as a gift. He heard it boded ill, meeting Tyho the War God alone
in the wild. “Time to think.”

“A gift for a gift.” Tyho rose to his feet, standing massive
before Jaran. He reached behind his back and produced a huge long-hafted
axe. “Your enemies are closing. You will need Griner to kill
them.”

Jaran felt uneasy. Why would Tyho want to help him? And what would he ask
for in return? Despite his misgivings, he gripped the weapon and thanked the
god. Tyho pinned him with that terrible gaze. “Use it well. Griner
belonged to Borian once, before that deity perished in the timeless wars. It
serves you now—in the new struggle.”

“You mean against the witch, Sheega?” Jaran hefted the axe. It
was heavy, the intricate rune markings glinted on its beard. He sensed power
in the weapon. Felt strength flowing into his arms. Strength and something
else. A slow burning rage. “I will avenge my father,” he told
the god.

“You had best go back,” Tyho said, his silver eyes blazing.
“Your little camp is under attack.”

 

 

 

About the Author

 J. W. Webb is an English writer living in Georgia. Mostly he writes
fantasy, though sometimes diverts in even stranger directions. His epic
saga, The Legends of Ansu, blends the mystic grandeur of J.R.R. Tolkien with
the gritty realism of George R.R. Martin. Webb’s characters are three
dimensional and flawed, their world a tapestry of vivid color and constant
motion. All the books feature beautiful sketches by the late Tolkien
illustrator, Roger Garland. When he’s not writing, he spends his time
in the garden or attending to the demands of his cat-overlords and dog
companions.

 

 

 

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Inferno of Silence

Literary Fiction

Date Published: 08 May 2020

Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle Ltd

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The first collection of short stories by this multitalented author entwines
everyday events that are articulated in excellent storytelling. The title
story “Inferno of Silence” portrays men’s societal challenges and
the unspoken truths and burdens that men bear. While “Black lives
Matter” shows the firsthand trauma of a man facing racism as a
footballer plying his trade in Europe.Stories range from “Return
Journey” where we encounter a techpreneur/ Poet/Serial Womanizer
confronting consequences of his past actions to “Blinded by
Silence” where a couple united by love must face a political upheaval
changing their fortune. Completed with stories of relationships:
“Trouble in Umudike” – family wealth and marriage, “Everybody
don Kolomental” where the main character deals with mental health
issues, and “In the Trap of Seers” when one’s life is on
auto-reverse and with the death of her confidante, her mother as she takes
us through her ordeal and journey to redemption. This is a broad and very
inclusive collection.

 

 About the Author

Tolu’ A. Akinyemi hails from Nigeria and lives in the UK where he has
been endorsed by the Arts Council England as a writer with
“exceptional talent”. Tolu is the author of seven outstanding
books, one of which is a collection of ‘short essays’
encouraging you to “Unravel Your Hidden Gems”. The five other
books form the basis of his poetry collection, ripe for future growth, and
which includes Dead Lions Don’t Roar, Dead Dogs Don’t Bark, Dead
Cats Don’t Meow, Never Play Games with the Devil and his latest
release, A Booktiful Love. He has also authored a widely acclaimed stellar
collection of Short stories titled “Inferno of Silence”.

A former headline act at Great Northern Slam, Crossing The Tyne Festival,
Feltonbury Arts and Music Festival, and featured in various Poetry
Festivals, Open Slam, Poetry Slam, Spoken Word and Open Mic events in and
outside the United Kingdom. His poems have been published in The Writers
Cafe Magazine Issue 18 and 57th issue (Volume 15, no 1) of the Wilderness
House Literary Review and many other literary outlets.

His books are based on a deep reality and often reflect relationships, life
and features people he has met in his journey as a writer. His books have
instilled many people to improve their performance and/or their
circumstances. Tolu’ has taken his poetry to the stage, performing his
written word at many events. Through his writing and these performances, he
supports business leaders, other aspiring authors and people of all ages
interested in reading and writing. Sales of the books have allowed
Tolu’ donate to charity, allowing him to make a difference where he
feels important, showing that he lives by the words he puts to page.

 

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Sneasy the Greasy Babysits Abigail

Children’s Book

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Kind and gentle Abigail Gold needs a babysitter. In walks Sneasy the
Greasy. He wheezes, he sneezes and his hair is full of greases! But during
an afternoon with Abigail, Sneasy learns the meaning of true friendship,
honesty, and a life free of grease.

 

 About the Authors

Michelle Birdsong is a songwriter and author, having worked with her late
husband Edwin on his albums ‘What it is” and “Super
Natural’. Michelle lives in NYC, finding the electric creativity of
the city streets mirrors her  neverending imagination. And she loves
collaborating with her daughter.

Robin currently lives in Hawaii, where the endless Summer light fills her
daydreams with stories. And she loves working with her Mother.

 

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Taking Time

Book 1, Physics, Lust and Greed Series
Humorous Science Fiction
Date Published: June 15, 2020
Publisher: Acorn Publishing
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The year is 2044. Housed in a secret complex beneath the eastern Arizona desert, a consortium of governments and corporations have undertaken a program on the scale of the Manhattan Project to bludgeon the laws of physics into submission and make time travel a reality.
 
            Fraught with insecurities, Marshall Grissom has spent his whole life trying not to call attention to himself, so he can’t imagine he would be remotely suited for the role of time travel pioneer. He’s even less enthusiastic about this corporate time-travel adventure when he learns that nudity is a job requirement. The task would better match the talents of candidates like the smart and beautiful Sheila Schuler, or the bristle-tough and rattlesnake-mean Marta Hamilton.
 
            As the project evolves into a clash between science and corporate greed, conflicts escalate. Those contributing the funding are mostly interested in manipulating time travel for profit, and will stop at nothing, including murder, to achieve their goals.

Review

Wow, this was an unexpected surprise. It was so much fun.

There are so many ins and outs to this book and Mike Murphey has done a great job of melding everything together for a smooth read.

This is the first in a new series so we get an introduction into the world and characters while also getting a solid journey. I can’t wait to see what Murphey does next!

About the Author

Mike Murphey is a native of eastern New Mexico and spent almost thirty years as an award-winning newspaper journalist in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest. Following his retirement from the newspaper business, he and his wife Nancy entered in a seventeen-year partnership with the late Dave Henderson, all-star centerfielder for the Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners. Their company produced the A’s and Mariners adult baseball Fantasy Camps. They also have a partnership with the Roy Hobbs adult baseball organization in Fort Myers, Florida. Mike loves fiction, cats, baseball and sailing. He splits his time between Spokane, Washington, and Phoenix, Arizona, where he enjoys life as a writer and old-man baseball player.
 
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In My Attic

Magical Misfits Mystery, Book 1
(Cozy) Mystery
Date Published: 1 July 2020
Publisher: Literary Wanderlust, Denver, Colorado
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Myrtle’s aunt is dead—murdered—and she has inherited the Witch’s Retreat, a Bed and Breakfast in the idyllic village of Avebury. Filled with outrageous characters, the old house hides a mystery under its eaves. Everybody is a suspect: Alan, the blue-eyed police constable; Chris, the proverbial dark and handsome stranger; Myrtle’s curvy cousin Daisy; and even Tiddles, the flatulent cat. As Myrtle takes on the mantle of amateur sleuth, she bumbles along in search of answers, digging deeper and deeper among the tangled roots of her family’s history. The secrets she uncovers are more shocking than death: a hidden magical relic, a coven of amateur witches eager to gather her into the fold, and modern witch hunters on the prowl.

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No matter the time of the year, a cozy mystery is great to cuddle up and get lost in a book!
Lina Hansen has penned a wonderful Mystery. It has everything you need, a mystery that keeps you guessing, wonderful characters, and a great story line. Add to that plenty of humor and wit and it’s the perfect cozy mystery!
About the Author

LINA HANSEN has been a freelance travel journalist, teacher, bellydancer, postal clerk and science communication specialist stranded in the space sector. Numbed by factoid technical texts, she set out to write the stories she loves to read— cozy and romantic mysteries with a dollop of humour and a magical twist. After living and working in the UK, Lina, her husband, and their feline companion now share a home in the foothills of Castle Frankenstein. Lina is a double Watty Award Winner, Featured Author, and a Wattpad Star.
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Life is a Series of Unexpected Interruptions

Non Fiction

Date Published: July 9, 2020

Publisher: Elite Online Publishing

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Read Clark East’s journey, the untold real-life story of how one bad
decision destroyed his multimillionaire lifestyle. This is his story of the
road back to god, faith, and love. His poor choices ultimately guided him to
discover what is truly important in life.

Our mistakes do not define us. Learning from them and changing our
decisions and actions are what define us. Choices in his past were all based
on fear. Fear led Clark to the emotional and irrational decisions he made
every time he had a challenge or a difficulty.

As you read about his journey, his unexpected interruptions, know that no
matter your mistakes or what seems to be failures, are just little
interruptions that may just lead you to where you need to be. You need not
fear them or any other obstacle in your life. You are, however, encouraged
to learn and grow.

What has enabled you to be the person you are meant to be — the
person God wants you to be?

What unexpected interruption changed your life?

 

 

About the Author

Clark East became a millionaire at 25 and went on to become a successful
commercial developer specializing in Retail Shopping Centers spanning Texas,
Florida and North Carolina. Clark developed over 1,000,000 square feet of
retail space including not only Shopping Centers, but Apartments, Office
buildings and Hotels, exceeding over $100 Million in development. Just some
of his clients have included Starbucks, CVS, LA Fitness, HomeGoods,
GolfSmith, Chipotle, McDonald’s, Chili’s, Outback Steakhouse,
Carrabba’s and Panera Bread.

Always the entrepreneur, Clark founded/invented “TracFind” – it
tracks anything, anytime, anywhere and alerts you instantly worldwide. He
was awarded a patent.

He also invented a Faith Coin and gives them out on a regular basis to
anyone where he feels a connection and need.

Originally from Louisiana, Clark began his career early, owning a
Bar/Restaurant and Limo service at just 19 years old.  Clark’s
heart is still on the Gulf Coast of Florida where he grew up. Clark loves
boating, the beach and anything around water. He loves spending time with
his 4 grand kids and his family. Passionate about family, cooking, creating
and giving back. 

Clark currently resides in Sugar Land, Texas.

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The Ultra Betrayal

A Conor Thorn Novel, Book Two

Thriller, Historical Thriller, Military Thriller

Released: June 9, 2020

Publisher: TMR Press

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One man’s dark deal with the Nazis could bring the Allies to their
knees..

Autumn, 1942. Rule breaker OSS Agent Conor Thorn is assigned a mission to
help the Allied war effort when a key Swedish cryptographer stationed in
England goes missing. Thorn is determined to find him before critical
information falls into enemy hands, but when his MI6 colleague vanishes
trailing the code-breaker to Stockholm, Thorn is plunged yet again into a
sinister Nazi conspiracy.

Can Thorn stop prized secrets from triggering more wartime carnage?

 

The Ultra Betrayal is the second novel in the thrilling Conor Thorn spy
series. If you like harrowing historical drama, riveting espionage, and
fast-paced action, then you’ll love Glenn Dyer’s well-researched WW II
adventure.

 

 

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The Torch Betrayal

A Conor Thorn Novel, Book One

Publisher: TMR Press

Released: January 2018

 

A disgraced agent. A missing battle plan. Will he find redemption or damage
the Allies beyond repair?

London, 1942. OSS Agent Conor Thorn is desperate for a second chance. After
a botched mission in Tangier, Thorn knows failure is not an option. When
confidential directives for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa,
go missing, the agent must recover the plans before the Nazis thwart the
crucial mission.

Thorn teams up with MI6 agent Emily Bright to seek out the traitor in their
midst. Untangling the web of suspects leads them to Nazi sympathizers,
double-crossing Soviet spies, and Vatican clergymen with motives of their
own. As their mission grows more and more dangerous, Thorn and Bright have
one chance to retrieve the document before it falls into enemy hands,
leaving countless Allied troops in danger.

 

The Torch Betrayal is a high-stakes WWII thriller inspired by true
events.

 

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CHAPTER SEVENTY-TWO

 

1915 Hours, Friday, October 30, 1942

Lysekil Harbor, Lysekil, Sweden

 

Conor and Emily shared a wooden crate in the back of the truck. Eve and
Gunnar did the same. They had been on the road for ten minutes when the
truck made a right turn and pulled to a stop. Conor pushed the rear canvas
flap aside and saw that they had arrived at a gas station. Bobby came to the
back of the truck.

“The driver said that he has to fill up for his deliveries tomorrow
morning. That’s his routine. It won’t take long.”

“Long enough for a phone call?”

“I guess.”

Conor hopped down and headed inside the station’s office. There
wasn’t anyone inside, so he laid a few krona on the desk, dialed the
Grand Hotel, and asked for Gus Karlson.

“Are you there yet?” Karlson asked.

“Close. Maybe another fifteen, twenty minutes. Any fallout from our
fishing trip?”

“Quite a lot. Tolberg visited us. The C Bureau is pretty grumpy. The
body count at the Andersson house was out of hand, as far as they’re
concerned. They say that quite a few people from all three legations are
going to be sent home. I might be one of them.”

“Wait, you said three legations?”

“There were three dead Russians at the house, along with one
German.”

“How did the Russians get involved?”

“They have eyes and ears everywhere, Conor.”

A man in a grease-smeared coverall walked into the office through a rear
door. He held his hands up as if to say, What the hell?

Conor pointed at the coins on the desk.

The man shrugged and sat down.

“Could they have been a competing buyer for Lind’s
intelligence?” Conor believed that, once the war was over, the shotgun
marriage that was the relationship between the Americans, Brits, and Soviets
wouldn’t last long.

“Wouldn’t put it past them.”

“Any sign of Eklof or Stuben?”

“Actually, they have been noticeably absent of late.”

“That’s not necessarily good news.” Conor saw Bobby
waving at him from the cab of the truck. “Gotta get going, Gus. Keep
your head down.”

“I could say the same thing to you. By the way, you taking good care
of Ramsay’s Volvo?”

Conor dropped the phone in the cradle, gave the man a quick nod, and walked
out to the truck. Conor stepped up into the cab and sat next to Bobby. He
wanted to study the lay of the land as they made their approach to the
harbor area.

Less than fifteen minutes later, they were driving along a road that ran
beside a long wharf. The dockside was lit by a sparse number of
streetlights. Three fishing trawlers were tied up along the wharf, all of
their pilothouses lit up and their navigation lights on. Conor could see a
few men washing down the decks with hoses. The driver pulled into a dirt lot
adjacent to a long, three-story warehouse. At the near end was a sign for a
fishmonger, most likely the driver’s boss. Farther down the quay,
Conor could make out the shape of a motor gun boat tied up close to a single
railcar. According to the extraction plan, it was motor gun boat 622, the
Fairmile D. The Dog Boat. The same one that he and Donovan saw demonstrating
high-speed maneuvers in the Thames. All armaments were removed from sight,
and extra fuel was supposed to be on board. It was to fly the red ensign of
a merchantman, crewed by trawler men from Hull. The captain, a man called
Peter Scott, was former Royal Navy.

A sedan parked near the gun boat caught his attention. Conor couldn’t
make out who or how many people were inside, but he knew they were enjoying
cigarettes given the smoke drifting out the open windows.

The driver of the truck cut the engine, placed the keys in the visor, and
said something to Bobby.

“What’s up?” Conor asked.

“Our friend here is going home to his family. He says we can stay in
the truck as long as we like.”

Conor looked at his watch: 1934 hours. “Tell him we’ll be
moving on in a few minutes. And thank him for the ride.”

The driver jumped down from the cab and headed up a sloping road toward the
center of town.

“What now?” Bobby asked.

“Do you see that car parked down near the railcar and the gun
boat?”

“Yeah.”

“Not sure who they are, but the chances that they’re keeping an
eye on our transportation out of Sweden is good. The problem is, they
can’t see us board or we’ll never get out of here.”

“So do we wait them out?”

“No time for that.” Conor got out and went to the rear of the
truck.

Emily was sitting on the crate, gun held loosely in her lap. Eve and Gunnar
were dozing. Gunnar’s hands were still bound behind his back.

“Emily, I’m going to drive us down to the dock where the gun
boat is tied up. As soon as I stop, get moving and board.”

“Understood.” At that moment, Eve and Gunnar woke up.

“And for good measure, get the gag back in Gunnar’s
mouth.”

Conor walked around to the driver’s-side door, jumped up, started the
truck, and pulled out of the lot.

“You going to tell me what your plan is at any point?” Bobby
asked.

“Once I get rid of our visitors, we board the boat. Not
complicated.”

Bobby said something, but Conor couldn’t make it out over the sound
of the truck’s engine. He kept the truck in first gear as he set it on
a direct path to the rear of the sedan. The truck’s headlights
revealed two men turning around in their seats to watch the truck coming
toward them. Conor glanced over at the motor gun boat and saw someone in the
pilothouse, as well as a plume of dark exhaust spouting from the
boat’s stern.

Ten feet from the sedan, the passenger-side door opened, and he punched the
gas. The force of metal on metal closed the door. The truck picked up some
speed as it began to push the sedan toward the end of the wharf, but
progress slowed as it fought the braking power of the car. More gas and the
sedan and truck neared the end of the quay. The sedan balanced on the
wharf’s edge momentarily before tumbling into the harbor.

“Let’s go.”

Conor jumped out of the cab and rushed to the back of the truck. Emily was
on the ground, helping Eve jump down. Gunnar was right behind her. With the
truck engine silent, the throaty sound of the motor gun boat’s engines
filled the night. Conor was last to board.

“Get them below, Emily. Bobby, tell the captain that now would be a
good time to shove off. Those two guys might be good swimmers.”

Conor heard the car before he saw it, but the headlights quickly found him
on the aft section of the deck. The car skidded to a stop under a
streetlight. The driver got out, then the passenger. Eklof.

Conor reached for his Colt, but before he could raise it, Eklof fired off
two rounds. A deckhand on the foredeck tossed the last line into the water
and took cover behind the craft’s superstructure. As the gun boat
started to drift from the quay, Conor fired two rounds, shattering the
window of the door that Eklof was using as cover. The driver began firing as
well, rounds whizzing over Conor’s head. Bobby and Emily started
firing from the bridge, and soon the driver fell to the ground behind his
door.

As the gun boat pulled forward, Eklof sprinted toward the stern. Conor
pulled the trigger of his Colt, but the gun’s slide snapped back,
signaling an empty magazine. He dropped the gun on the deck as Eklof leaped
and landed on the aft deck, losing his balance due to the accelerating boat,
which, luckily, kept him from firing accurately. Before he could regain his
balance, Conor raced toward him. Jumping, he planted both feet into
Eklof’s chest. Eklof’s pistol flew into the air and landed in
the boat’s prop wash, while Conor landed on his back, knocking the air
from his lungs.

Eklof struggled to his feet, also gasping for air. He charged Conor, who
had barely gotten to his feet, and landed on him. Eklof wrapped his arms
around his chest, pinning Conor’s upper arms against his body. Eklof
landed one headbutt, then another. Conor’s vision blurred. He raised
his right arm and, before Eklof could launch another headbutt, grabbed the
man’s ear and ripped it from his head; blood gushed, covering
Conor’s hand, and Eklof let out a scream as he rolled off Conor and
grabbed the side of his head. Conor, his head pounding from the headbutts,
rolled on top of Eklof, grabbed his hair, and started pounding his head on
the deck.

“You. Don’t. Ever. Hit. A. Woman,” Conor screamed. Each
word was punctuated with Eklof’s head slamming into the deck. Blood
pooled under it, and his eye patch had come loose. The eye socket looked
like a dried peach pit.

Conor heard Eklof’s short, hoarse breaths, and he rolled off the man,
grabbed his legs, and dragged him toward the stern, letting his body slip
into the churning water with no fanfare, no emotion.

When Conor turned, he noticed a commotion on the port side of the
wheelhouse. Emily was bent over a body. He ran forward, the motor gun boat
picking up speed. When he reached Emily, he saw that she was tending to a
wounded man. Bobby Heugle.

 

About the Author

GLENN DYER is a former commercial television executive whose career spanned
thirty-seven years. That career took him to cities such as Salt Lake City,
Dallas, Washington, DC, and Denver. He returned to Park City, Utah in
retirement in 2013 and began writing full-time. He has long been captivated
by the events of World War II and couples this fascination with his passion
for historical thrillers with the publication of The Torch Betrayal and The
Ultra Betrayal, both books in the Conor Thorn Series. He and his wife Chris
have three children, all of whom live too far away. Visit his website at
http://www.glenndyer.net and follow him on Twitter @duffy_dyer and Instagram
@glennduffydyer.

 

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Power of One

Motivation Book/Self Help

Date Published: July 1st 2020

 

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Author Devpal Gupta believes in living life according to those core values
to which we we all have access: respect, positivity, and passion. In his
debut inspirational book, Power of One, Devpal extracts lessons from his
life’s journey which began in Tanzania and London and transplanted him to a
successful life as an Arizona-based commercial real estate executive and
applies them to real-life principles. With no holds barred, Devpal tells it
like it is — he offers no excuse and takes no excuses when it comes to
living a purposeful life. With eight hard-hitting, short-and-sweet chapters
like “Get Over It” and “Why is the Brown Guy Better Than Us”, Devpal
straight shoots advice on how to remain genuine, honest and real.
Devpal also introduces his own theory, the Power of One. He imparts upon
readers that in order to be truly prosperous, the only one you can rely on,
is yourself.

The Power of One is a fantastically quick read and a dynamic demonstration
of what it takes to be resourceful and resilient in a world that rewards
people for gratuitous likes rather than the efforts and principles behind
hard work.

 

 

 About the Author

Devpal Gupta is an Executive Director at one of the top commercial real
estate firms in the greater Phoenix area. Specializing exclusively in Tenant
Representation, he is responsible for servicing local clients and national
accounts. Dev started in the industry in 1997 and has always worked
exclusively as a Tenant advocate. Since that time, he has completed over 200
transactions ranging in size and scope from 5,000 square feet to 500,000
square feet and involving services from conventional lease analysis,
strategic planning, unique build-to-suit projects, building acquisitions and
dispositions. Dev’s specialties include office and industrial leasing,
relocations, renewals and acquisitions.

Dev possesses extensive experience with managing and implementing
transactions for diverse national portfolios, or large one-off deals.
In addition he has numerous companies with large sale-leaseback
transactions. His particular knowledge of real estate financial issues
enables him to proactively manage all types of transactions, minimizing
risk, increasing flexibility, and reducing overall occupancy costs. Dev won
Costar’s Power Broker of the year award in 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

His dedication to his career and his craft carries over into how he lives
his life: with passion, honesty and attention to detail. Dev works hard,
plays hard and finds time to motivate people to living a meaningful life by
reminding them to return to their core values. The Power of One is his first
book.

Dev lives in Arizona with his wife and life partner, Suprit and their two
lovely children. He has recently persuaded his parents to move from Tanzania
and into his home; Dev considers this some of his best work yet.

 

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Tokyo Traffic

Detective Hiroshi Tokyo Series, Book 3

Mystery, Thriller

Released: June 20, 2020

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press

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Running from a life she didn’t choose, in a city she doesn’t know, Sukanya,
a young Thai girl, loses herself in Tokyo. With her Bangkok street smarts,
and some stolen money, she stays ahead of her former captors willing to do
anything to recover the computer she took. After befriending Chiho, a
Japanese girl living in an internet café, Sukanya makes plans to rid herself
of her pursuers, and her past, forever.

Meanwhile, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu leaves the safe confines of his office
to investigate a porn studio where a brutal triple murder took place. The
studio’s accounts point him in multiple directions at once. Together with
ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi and old-school Takamatsu, Hiroshi tracks the
killers through Tokyo’s teen hangouts, bayside docks and crowded squares,
straight into the underbelly of the global economy.

As bodies wash up from Tokyo Bay, Hiroshi tries to find the Thai girl at
the center of it all, whose name he doesn’t even know. He uncovers a human
trafficking ring and cryptocurrency scammers whose connections extend to the
highest levels of Tokyo’s power elite.

 

Other Books in the Detective Hiroshi Tokyo Series:

 

 

The Last Train

Detective Hiroshi Tokyo Series, Book One

Published: May 2017

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press

 

In Tokyo, murder’s easy to hide.

Detective Hiroshi Shimizu investigates white collar crime in Tokyo. When an
American businessman turns up dead, his mentor Takamatsu calls him out to
the site of a grisly murder. A glimpse from a security camera video suggests
the killer might be a woman. Hiroshi quickly learns how close homicide and
suicide can appear in a city full of high-speed trains just a step–or a
push–away.

How do you find one woman in the biggest city in the world?

Takamatsu drags Hiroshi out to the hostess clubs and skyscraper offices of
Tokyo in search of the killer. Hiroshi goes deeper and deeper into Tokyo’s
intricate, perilous market for buying and selling the most expensive land in
the world. He teams up with ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi to scour Tokyo’s
sacred temples, corporate offices and industrial wastelands to find out why
one woman was driven to murder.

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The Moving Blade

Detective Hiroshi Tokyo Series, Book Two

Published: September 2018

Publisher: Raked Gravel Press

In Tokyo, the past is present. And deadly.

When the top American diplomat in Tokyo, Bernard Mattson, is killed, he
leaves more than a lifetime of successful Japan-American negotiations. He
leaves a missing manuscript, boxes of research, a lost keynote speech and a
tangled web of relations.

When his alluring daughter, Jamie, returns from America wanting answers,
finding only threats, Detective Hiroshi Shimizu is dragged from the safe
confines of his office into the street-level realities of Pacific Rim
politics.

A moving blade is hidden in the blur of motion, felt but not
perceived.

With help from ex-sumo wrestler Sakaguchi, Hiroshi searches for the killer
from Tokyo’s back alley bars to government offices, through anti-nuke
protests to the gates of an American naval base. When two more bodies turn
up, Hiroshi must choose between desire and duty, violence or procedure,
before the killer silences his next victim.

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About the Author

Michael Pronko is a Tokyo-based writer of murder, memoir and music. His
writing about Tokyo life and his character-driven mysteries have won awards
and five-star reviews. Kirkus Reviews selected his second novel, The Moving
Blade for their Best Books of 2018. The Last Train won the Shelf Unbound
Competition for Best Independently Published Book.

Michael also runs the website, Jazz in Japan, which covers the vibrant jazz
scene in Tokyo and Yokohama. During his 20 years in Japan, he has written
about Japanese culture, art, society and politics for Newsweek Japan, The
Japan Times, and Artscape Japan. He has read his essays on NHK TV and done
programs for Nippon Television based on his writings.

A philosophy major, Michael traveled for years, ducking in and out of
graduate schools, before finishing his PhD on Charles Dickens and film. He
finally settled in Tokyo as a professor of American Literature at Meiji
Gakuin University. His seminars focus on contemporary novels, short stories
and film adaptations.

 

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