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Giveaway: The Day the World Ends by Ethan Coen

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 28, 2012
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In celebration of National Poetry month in April and thanks to Jonathan Lazzara of CrownPublishing I am giving away 2 copies of The Day the World Ends by Ethan Coen.

Book Description:

From one of the most inventive and celebrated filmmakers of the twentieth century, and co-creator of such classics as Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit, a collection of poems that offers humor and insight into an artist who has always pushed the boundaries of his craft.


Ethan Coen’s screenplays have surprised and delighted international audiences with their hilarious vision and bizarrely profound understanding of human nature. This eccentric genius is revealed again in The Day the World Ends, a remarkable range of poems that are as funny, ribald, provocative, raw, and often touching as the brilliant films that have made the Coen brothers cult legends.

About Ethan Coen:


When not writing plays, poetry, or short stories, ETHAN COEN makes movies with his brother, Joel Coen. After thirteen films, the Coen brothers have one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed bodies of work in the history of cinema.

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International eBook Giveaway: End of Summer by Michael Potts

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 27, 2012
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Thanks to CE Edwards of WordCrafts Press I am giving away two eBook copies of End of Summer.

Book Description:

A deeply moving and passionate book, Michael Potts’ End of Summer is a poignant literary novel about childhood and memory. This is contemporary Southern fiction at its best. In textured language and with heartfelt attention to detail, Potts’ nuanced portrayal of rural life in southern Appalachia and a young boy’s initial encounter with death reminds us that life at the economic margins can be culturally and spiritually rich, and that even as absences and losses sometimes damage us, these can also strengthen and redeem.

About Michael Potts:

Michael Potts grew up near Smyrna, Tennessee and is currently Professor of Philosophy at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. His undergraduate degree (in Biblical languages) is from David Lipscomb University. He also holds the Master of Theology from Harding University Graduate School of Religion, the Master of Arts (in Religion) from Vanderbilt University, and the Ph.D. in philosophy from The University of Georgia.

Michael has fifteen articles in scholarly journals, nine book chapters, six encyclopedia articles, two book reviews, and he has co-edited a book, Beyond Brain Death: The Case Against Brain Based Criteria for Human Death, which was published in 2000 by Kluwer Academic Publishers. He also has over thirty scholarly presentations, including one presented at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at The Vatican in 2005. He is also a 2007 graduate of The Writers Loft at MTSU and a 2007 graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

His poetry has been published in Journal of the American Medical Association, Iodine Poetry Journal, Poems & Plays, and other literary journals. His poetry chapbook, From Field to Thicket, won the 2006 Mary Belle Campbell Poetry Book Award of the North Carolina Writers Network. His creative nonfiction essay,Haunted, won the Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Award, also sponsored by the North Carolina Writers Network.

End of Summer, is his debut novel.

Besides reading and writing, he enjoys vegetable gardening, canning, and ghost investigations (just for fun!). He and his wife, Karen, live with their three cats, Frodo, Rosie, and Pippin, in Linden, North Carolina.

You can learn more about Michael by reading his blogs at gratiaetnatura.wordpress.comand michaelpotts.livejournal.com

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Giveaway:A Time to Heal by Seye Oke

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 27, 2012
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Thanks to Maryglenn McCombs I am giving away one copy of A Time to Heal.

Book Description:

A sweeping and extraordinary novel, A Time to Heal is the story of Tori and Chidi, two young lovers bound by the covenant of marriage but separated by the realities of ethnic differences. Newly wed and settling into life as a married couple, Tori and Chidi soon find their relationship, and everything they hold dear, tested in the face of a civil war.


Called upon to fulfill a family obligation that forces him to make an impossible choice between his new bride and his legacy, Chidi embarks on a painful and arduous journey of self-discovery. When his close companions, Dozie, Azuka, and Jude, implore him to fight for a course he has no faith in, Chidi is torn between his family obligation, his friends, and his new wife. The finality of Chidi’s ultimate choice comes at a high price:  he excludes Tori from his plans and ultimately, from his life.

Left alone and searching for support, companionship, and consolation, Tori works to rekindle her strained relationship with her parents and clutches to the warmth offered by a stranger.  But as time passes and distance between them grows, Tori and Chidi struggle to understand and uphold the newfound persons they have become. Had either really understood the gravity of the vows they exchanged on their wedding day?


As Chidi gives in to the clarion call of his kindred to join in the fight for recognition and respect against powerful forces, Tori is left to rediscover the true meaning of family, loyalty and love. Consumed by the heartache of loneliness, Tori questions every value she had ever upheld as she finds herself torn between loving another—and waiting for the one who betrayed her love. As two worlds collide in a heated struggle between the past and the future, uncertainty abounds. Can true love reign over all?

An incredible story about faith, hope, and the healing power of love, A Time to Heal is inspirational, moving, and unforgettable.  An extraordinary story that brilliantly juxtaposes the turbulent times of a violent civil war and the inner tumult of its characters, A Time to Heal is a bold and inventive tale that takes readers on a journey like no other. A mesmerizing and exciting story that carries an important message, A Time to Heal is a beautiful and triumphant tale, exceptionally well-told.


 

About Seye Oke:

An inspirational writer whose creative works are usually based on biblical principles told in a contemporary African style, Seye Oke is the author of Debbie’s Diary and Love’s Lie.  A graduate of Aberdeen Business School, United Kingdom, who completed an Executive Marketing program through Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, Seye currently works for an IT company. She lives in Nigeria with her husband and son. A Time to Heal is Seye’s most recent book release.  Visit Seye Oke online at:  www.seyeoke.com. Follow her on twitter @seyeoke.


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