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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 20

Posted by admin on February 26, 2010

Welcome to Day Twenty of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Beyond the Books! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Gothic Asylum Reviews! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting The Hot Author Report! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting A Mom After God’s Own Heart! and Pump Up Your Book!  Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting 4 the Love of Books! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Alternative Read! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Book Junkie! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Life in the First Draft! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting The Dating Blog! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting Book Dilettante! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting Review from Here! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Libby’s Library and The Library of a Distracted Musician! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary!  and Considering All Things Literary!  Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Night Owl Reviews! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting Book Marketing Buzz and Examiner! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting (no stop today)! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 19

Posted by admin on February 25, 2010

Welcome to Day Nineteen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Blogging Authors! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Reading at the Beach and What You Reading Now! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting The Hot Author Report! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Books R Us! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Quiverall Family! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Alternative Read! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Romance Junkies! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Life in the First Draft! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting Broowaha! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting TBF Reviews! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting A Mom After God’s Own Heart! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Considering All Things Literary! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting (no stop today)! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting Market My Novel! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Lisa Liebow’s Fodder for Fiction! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 18

Posted by admin on February 24, 2010

Welcome to Day Eighteen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Introducing Writers! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting  Review From Here! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting Hot Author Report! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting (no stop today)! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Book Rat! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting The Book Connection! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Life in the First Draft! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting  Paperback Writer! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting Keep This on the DL! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting As The Pages Turn! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting (no stop today)! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Bookworm’s Dinner! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Paperback Writer! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting Pump UP Your Book! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting  Jenn’s Bookshelf! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 17

Posted by admin on February 23, 2010

Welcome to Day Seventeen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting (no stop today)! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Rundpinne and Just Another Day of Catholic Pondering! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting Hot Author Report and Beyond the Books! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Reading at the Beach! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Faith, Family and Fibromyalgia!  While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Lil’ Maddies Meemaw! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Personovelty! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting (no stop today)! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book and Boomer Cafe! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting and ! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting Paperback Writer! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady!  What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Bookworm’s Dinner! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting American Chronicle! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting Blogging Authors! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Dan Janal’s Cool Book of the Day and My Reading Room! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 16

Posted by admin on February 22, 2010

Welcome to Day Sixteen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Blog Critics! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Miss Remmer’s review and So Many Books So Little Time!  How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting Simply Stacie! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Devotions and More! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting (no stop today)! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Broowaha! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting 4 the Love of Books! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting American Chronicle!   Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting Lib’s Library and TBF Reviews! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting Personovelty! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Introducing Writer’s Radio Show! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Old Musty Books! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting A Book and a Chat! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting The Writer’s Life and Blogcritics!   Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting (no stop today)! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting The Cajun Book Lady! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 15

Posted by admin on February 19, 2010

Welcome to Day Fifteen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary and Pump Up Your Book! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Libby’s Library News!  How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting Readaholic! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Pump Up Your Online Book Promotion! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Tricia Goyer’s Blog! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Starting Fresh! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Paperback Writer! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting The Writer’s Life! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting (no stop today)! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting ! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Thoughts in Progress! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Rundpinne! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting (no stop today)! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting (no stop today)! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Examiner! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 14

Posted by admin on February 18, 2010

Welcome to Day Fourteen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting Readaholic! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Blogcritics! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Lady D Books! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting (no stop today)! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Winning Readings! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting (no stop today)! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting (no stop today)! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting Blogging Authors! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Chaotic Book Obsession! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Blogcritics! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting (no stop today)! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Personovelty! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting The Writer’s Life! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com.

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 13

Posted by admin on February 17, 2010

Welcome to Day Thirteen of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Paperback Writer! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Tales of Whimsy and D’Ambrosia Arts! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting (no stop today)! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting American Chronicle! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting (no stop today)! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Simply Stacie! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Thoughts in Progress! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Personovelty! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting Introducing Writers Radio Show! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting Book Nook Club! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting (no stop today)! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Luxury Reading! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting ! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Prill Boyle’s Defying Gravity! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting (no stop today)! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting You Wanna Know What I Think and Pump Up Your Book ! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting The Writer’s Life! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com.

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 12

Posted by admin on February 16, 2010

Welcome to Day Twelve of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting Broowaha! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting Between the Pages, The Plot and Readaholic! How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting (no stop today)! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting (no stop today)! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Putting God First Place! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Today I Read! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting Examiner! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting A Book Blogger’s Diary! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting (no stop today)! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting (no stop today)! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting (no stop today)!  Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Jenn’s Book Talk! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Chaotic Conpendiums! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Cafe of Dreams! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting (no stop today)! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting (no stop today)! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting (no stop today)! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting Rundpinne! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com.

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Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour – Day 11

Posted by admin on February 15, 2010

Welcome to Day Eleven of Pump Up Your Book’s February 2010 Authors on Virtual Book Tour! Follow along as these talented authors travel the blogosphere all month long to talk about their books, their lives and their future projects. Leave a comment at their blog stops and you could win a FREE virtual book tour if you’re a published author with a recent release or a $50 Amazon gift certificate if you are not published. So, pick your favorites, follow their tours, and make sure you leave them a note to tell them you stopped by!

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Heart Magic by Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade, author of the relationship book, Heart Magic: Keeping Love Alive and Well will be visiting A Book and A Chat! Love needs help! One out of two marriages ends in divorce in the US. Couples applying the communication skills in Heart Magic, are not merely “lucky in love” they are prepared to be harmoniously together for a lifetime. You can too! Discover the 8 characteristics found in lasting marriages. Learn basic, “do’s and don’ts” to get along, build trust and a strong joyful partnership. Personal case histories included. You can visit Maria’s website at www.magicunion.com or her official tour page here.

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The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley

Carla Buckley, author of the apocalyptic novel, The Things That Keep Us Here will be visiting The Plot! and Readaholic!  How far would you go to protect your family? Ann Brooks never thought she’d have to answer that question. Then she found her limits tested by a crisis no one could prevent. Now, as her neighborhood descends into panic, she must make tough choices to protect everyone she loves from a threat she cannot even see. In this chillingly urgent novel, Carla Buckley confronts us with the terrifying decisions we are forced to make when ordinary life changes overnight. Carla Buckley’s poignant debut raises important questions to which there are no easy answers, in an emotionally riveting tale of one family facing unimaginable stress. You can visit Carla’s website at www.CarlaBuckley.com or her official tour page here.

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The American Medical Money Machine by James R. Goldberg

James R. Goldberg, author of the current affairs healthcare book, The American Medical Money Machine will be visiting The Writer’s Life! Health care today sits at the center of a ‘perfect’ storm whose effects are inescapable for every living person of every age from infancy to death: the tenure of politicians up to the highest levels of key governments, the trillion-dollar revenues and profits in every world currency and the life or death of us all, not just in the U.S. but worldwide. The tangled world of healthcare seems like an undecipherable riddle. What’s wrong? Who’s responsible? The suspects are everywhere. Following the death of my only child, who died under mysterious circumstances at a U.S. – accredited hospital in Bangkok, I began a three-and-a-half year intensive investigation to discover WHY? The unimaginable paths I followed started in Bangkok but quickly led to discoveries of how vast and secreted corruption in the American medical industry have contributed to destroy, with self interested greed and unbridled power, the greatest healthcare system the world has ever known. You can visit James’ official tour page here.

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Tales for Delicious Girls by Barbora Knobova

Barbora Knobova, author of the relationship book, Tales for Delicious Girls, will be visiting Cafe of Dreams! Twenty-five exhilarating real-life stories about delicious women, eccentric men and stubborn dogs. This book is meant to entertain you. It will make you laugh until there are tears in your eyes. It will become your faithful companion, and will help you find yourself. It was written for you because you’re delicious – the most delicious girl in the world. Tales for Delicious Girls offers witty, refreshing, clever and ironic insight into relationships between men and women from all points of view. The book is a modern relationship manual, providing answers to the most pressing dating and friendship questions that strong, independent, modern women want to know. “Tales for Delicious Girls” deals with wishes, desires and dreams – as well as hilarious mishaps and dating disasters. You can visit her website at www.barboraknobova.com.

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Embracing Your Freedom by Susie Larson

Susie Larson, author of the inspirational/motivational/devotional book, Embracing Your Freedom: A Personal Experience of God’s Heart of Justice, will be visiting Cami’s Books! While our culture places great emphasis on comfort, security, control, and success, there are deeper rewards for those who take hold of God’s promises and reach out in the Name of Christ. Adventure, faith, miracles, and a deep knowledge of Jesus Christ. This is what Susie calls her readers to realize. Many women feel stuck in their faith. They are bored living in a Christian bubble and long for the greater adventure of significance God designed for them! But just how do we move past our fears and the lies that keep us bound to our past? And are we really called to change the world? Embracing Your Freedom will give you a deeper understanding of your freedom in Christ and a bigger view of God’s heart for the world. You can visit her online at http://susielarson.com/.

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Topless Prophet by Alan Markovitz

Alan Markovitz, author of the gritty memoir, Topless Prophets, will be visiting Carole’s Book! Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentlemen’s Club Entrepreneur offers a rare glimpse into the world of gentlemen’s clubs, taking us behind the scenes of the operations of one of the nation’s most successful club owners. In this moving memoir of Alan Markovitz, who owns several Penthouse Gentlemen’s Clubs and the country’s No. 1 ranked adult entertainment club (The Ultimate Strip Club List (www.tuscl.net), The Flight Club, we are treated to a first-hand account of a Detroit businessman who has helped change and grow an industry while overcoming many challenges, some life-threatening, some business-endangering. He has spent nearly the past three decades reformulating the ultimate fantasy setting for men. Markovitz’s story begins with humble roots growing up in the Jewish middle class neighborhood of Oak Park, Michigan, the son of a television repair shop owner. We come to learn of the vision, grit and gumption that he possesses – and is very much needed – to succeed in business. You can visit him online at www.toplessprophet.com.

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Flaherty's Crossing by Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren, author of the women’s contemporary fiction, Flaherty’s Crossing, will be visiting Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner! From Pacific Northwest’s award-winning author Kaylin McFarren comes a powerful novel about love, loss, and the power of forgiveness… Successful yet emotionally stifled artist Kate Flaherty stands at the deathbed of her estranged father, conflicted by his morphine-induced confession exposing his part in her mother’s death. While racing home, Kate’s car mishap leads her to a soul-searching discussion with a lone diner employee, prompting Kate to confront the true reasons her marriage hangs in the balance. When her night takes an unexpected turn, however, she flees for her life, a life desperate for faith that can only be found through her ability to forgive. You can visit her online at www.kaylinmcfarren.com or visit her book’s website at www.flahertyscrossing.com.

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Life Choices by Judi Moreo & friends

Judi Moreo and twenty-five other authors of the motivational book, Life Choices: Navigating Difficult Paths, will be visiting A Book and A Chat Radio Show! If you feel “stuck” in a situation that appears to be beyond your control, these stories will show you how others have coped with crisis and uncertainty, made tough choices and positive changes in order to find deeper meaning and satisfaction in their relationships and learned to live with purpose every day. Rarely do we find a book that addresses so many different challenges. Life Choices does this in a powerful and inspiring way. This book is about experiences, the people who lived them, and how they created successful lives. From values and self-fulfillment to legacy, this book offers new resources for people who have tough choices to make every day. You can visit the book’s website at www.lifechoicesbook.com.

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How to Find a Woman...Or Not by Gary Morgenstein

Gary Morgenstein, author of the relationship book, How to Find a Woman…Or Not, will be visiting Virginia Beach Publishing Examiner! Tired of ordering in Thai food and watching a Netflix on Saturday nights? Don’t despair. Finding true love isn’t impossible as long as you view the entire world as one big singles bar. Walking your dog, practicing yoga, riding mass transit, buying a book, even visiting a friend in the hospital can lead to the woman of your dreams. Critically-acclaimed novelist/playwright Gary Morgenstein provides the romantic roadmap! Using his own battle-scarred experiences as a divorced man along with many years “spinning” as a public relations specialist, Morgenstein takes men (and women eager to go inside the mind of a guy) on a step-by-step comic and erotic guide to love and sex. From making eye contact, dazzling opening lines, online etiquette, younger and older women and how to conduct yourself on a date to what goes into a successful relationship (in and out of the bedroom), How to Find a Woman…Or Not is a riotous, poignant and indispensable blueprint for passion and commitment.

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Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman by Ogo Ogbata

Ogo Ogbata, author of the historical fiction novel, Egg-Larva-Pupa-Woman, will be visiting ! The story kicks off in the early 1950s when two orphan sisters are separated against their wish because their aunt cannot afford to feed two mouths. The first sister is weak and wilts away but the second, Nkiru, digs deep and keeps on walking. In the wake of her country’s independence from British rule, Nkiru meets an aspiring diplomat with radical political views and hopes that love will put her life back on course. However, love only complicates things. Her new husband asks for more than she knows how to give and the past is filled with shameful secrets that threaten to erupt. You can find out more about her and this book at http://www.elpwoman.com

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Truth Next Exit by Michele Paiva

Michele Paiva, author of the spiritual self help book, Truth – Next Exit, will be visting (no stop today)! Have you struggled with weight, wellness, addictions, relationships or work? This spiritually based book is set up with the idea that when you begin reading it, it will lull you comfortably into motivation and creating changes “now”. Essentially, when you open the book you are on a journey and as you read you have opportunities to “drive” or apply these ideas into your life. The book is set up as a no-excuses approach; if you say you believe in scripture you can’t pick and choose when to apply scripture to your life; it’s immediate connection which also, helps take immediate action. You may be comfortably motivated but it may bring upheaval and some hard truth to swallow, so be prepared for no-excuses scripture to change your life. You can visit her website at www.michelepaiva.com.

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Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture by Victor Pross

Victor Pross, author of the art/humor book, Icon & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture, will be visiting A Book and A Chat! Icons & Idols: Pop Goes the Culture is an eye-popping visual homage and satire of pop culture that is sure to tickle a funny bone. ICONS & IDOLS is comprised of Victor Pross’ “extreme caricatures” of the famous—such as Elvis Presley, Sylvester Stallone, Marilyn Monroe, George Bush, Albert Einstein—and others icons from the world of film, music and literature. Victor Pross’ most important works –over 70 paintings and drawings–is assembled under one volume to entertain and astound. You can visit his website at www.victorpross.com.

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Hasta la Vista, Lola! by Misa Ramirez

Misa Ramirez, author of the mystery with romantic elements novel, Hasta la Vista, Lola!, will be visiting Latino Books Examiner! What’s a girl to do when she finds out she’s been killed? Pinch herself to make sure she’s not a ghost, for starters. When Dolores Cruz comes home to her parents’ house to find every relative she has mourning her death, all hell breaks loose. With the help of on-again/off-again love Jack Callaghan, and juggling a new case thrown at her by muy misterioso boss Manny Camacho, it’s up to fledgling detective Lola to find out who’s behind the identity theft and suddenly wants her dead. You can visit her website at www.misaramirez.com.

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The Culture of Excess by Jay Slosar

Jay Slosar, author of the revealing psychological book, The Culture of Excess: How America Lost Self-Control and Why We Need to Redefine Success, will be visiting Pump Up Your Book! Illustrating its thesis with numerous vignettes and case studies, The Culture of Excess is the first book to assess the impact of economic and social factors on the nation’s psychological well-being. It shows how capitalism, technology, and media interact and become additive factors in the loss of self-control, and it explains how the compromises made in adapting to intense economic competition lead to a false sense of self and reality. Narcissism, productive narcissism, psychopathy, rigidity and self destruction, perfectionism, the illusion of success, and identity achievement all come into play as Slosar diagnoses the psychological drivers behind this indulgent age, offering his prescription for helping “Generation Me” become “Generation We.” You can visit him online at www.cultureofexcess.com.

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The Second-Half Adventure by Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom, author of the nonfiction baby boomer book, The Second-Half Adventure: Don’t Just Retire – Use Your Time, Skills & Resources to Change the World, will be visiting Blog Business World! Whoever you are, whatever your skills and experiences, you can use what you have gained in life to help change the world. In connection with The Finishers Project, The Second-Half Adventure will enable you to analyze where you have been, where you want to go in the second-half of your life, and how to start preparing today. Through the stories of individuals and couples who have found meaningful involvements—from business people to housewives, from engineers to artists—this book will help you infuse your special God-given years with purpose and eternal significance. The best adventure is yet to come! You can visit her website at www.kaystrom.com.

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eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days by Marnie Swedberg

Marnie Swedberg, author of the nonfiction book for writers, eBooks: Idea to Amazon in 14 Days, will be visiting (no stop today)! Even the busiest people can find time to get their books published. Marnie models how, one day at a time, as she continues to manage her restaurant, work at the family retail store, host several large websites, host her radio talk show and move this project from conception to release – all in just 14 days. The book models for you her precise steps and mental positioning as she put together a team of outsourcers and freelancers, did the research, wrote the content, found and added expert quotes and statistics, edited and hired editors, and then published this book, from idea to Amazon in 14 days. You can visit her website at www.marnie.com.

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A Note From an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker

Bill Walker, author of the soul searching romance novel, A Note From an Old Acquaintance, will be visiting Life Coach Quips, Michelle Paiva and My Reading Room! Brian Weller is a haunted man. It’s been two years since the tragic accident that left his three-year-old son dead and his wife in an irreversible coma. A popular author of mega-selling thrillers, Brian’s life has reached a crossroads: his new book is stalled, his wife’s prognosis is dire, and he teeters on the brink of despair. Filled with tender romance and taut suspense, A Note from an Old Acquaintance is an unforgettable story about fate, honor, and the power of true love. You can visit his website at www.billwalkerdesigns.com/

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The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish by Chris Wardle

Chris Wardle, author of the children’s book, The Lighthouse of Mr. Tinfish, will be visiting (no stop today)! Mr. Tinfish the penguin lives with his family in an old oil drum at the edge of the sea, which he likes to think of as his barrel-lighthouse. Unfortunately since the time of the people the climate has been subject to sudden changes and a rapid rise in sea level creates problems, not only for the barrel-lighthouse, but for all of the animals and birds who are part of the colony. Luckily Mr. Vinegar the Walrus enjoys feeling important during a good crisis, and enlists the help of Mr. Choli and Mr. Ginger, the cats. Mr. Choli is the head detective of the colony, although his laziness usually gets the better of him as, being a cat, sleeping and eating roast fish are his main priorities. Luckily his companions, including Mrs. Cat-biscuit the goat, and his sidekick Mr. Ginger with his ever-rumbling tummy, are there to assist in his haphazard expeditions to help the colony whenever there is a problem. You can visit his website at: http://www.mrtinfish.moonfruit.com/#

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Buying Time by Pamela Samuels Young

Pamela Samuels Young, author of the legal thriller, Buying Time, will be visiting Rundpinne! Buying Time is a scandalous tale of blackmail, murder and betrayal, evoking John Grisham with a dash of Terry McMillan. Waverly Sloan is a down-on-his-luck lawyer. But just when he’s about to hit rock bottom, he stumbles upon a business with the potential to solve all of his problems. In Waverly’s new line of work, he comes to the aid of people in desperate need of cash. But there’s a catch. His clients must be terminally ill and willing to sign over rights to their life insurance policies before they can collect a dime. Waverly then finds investors eager to advance them thousands of dollars—including a hefty broker’s fee for himself—in exchange for a significant return on their investment once the clients take their last breath. The stakes get higher when Waverly brokers the policy of the cancer-stricken wife of Lawrence Erickson, a high-powered lawyer who’s bucking to become the next U.S. Attorney General. When Waverly’s clients start dying sooner than they should, both Waverly and Erickson—who has some skeletons of his own to hide—are unwittingly drawn into a perilous web of greed, blackmail and murder.You can visit her online at www.pamelasamuelsyoung.com.

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Moonlight Falls by Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel, Moonlight Falls, will be visiting The Story Behind the Book! Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana. Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible? He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous. But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com.

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