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Crows of Beara by Julie Christine JohnsonCrows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


Thanks to the author, Julie Christine Johnson, I am giving away one print copy of Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson.

Description Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


Along the windswept coast of Ireland, a woman discovers the landscape of her own heart..

When Annie Crowe travels from Seattle to a small Irish village to promote a new copper mine, her public relations career is hanging in the balance. Struggling to overcome her troubled past and a failing marriage, Annie is eager for a chance to rebuild her life.

Yet when she arrives on the remote Beara Peninsula, Annie learns that the mine would encroach on the nesting ground of an endangered bird, the Red-billed Chough, and many in the community are fiercely protective of this wild place. Among them is Daniel Savage, a local artist battling demons of his own, who has been recruited to help block the mine.

Despite their differences, Annie and Daniel find themselves drawn toward each other, and, inexplicably, they begin to hear the same voice–a strange, distant whisper of Gaelic, like sorrow blowing in the wind.

Guided by ancient mythology and challenged by modern problems, Annie must confront the half-truths she has been sent to spread and the lies she has been telling herself. Most of all, she must open her heart to the healing power of this rugged land and its people.

Beautifully crafted with environmental themes, a lyrical Irish setting, and a touch of magical realism, The Crows of Beara is a breathtaking novel of how the nature of place encompasses everything that we are.

Praise Crows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


“As Johnson’s wounded, good-hearted characters sort inner truths along the mystical Irish coast, the personal decisions and missteps they make have consequences that reach around the world. A captivating tale of our yearning to belong and the importance of following this ancient call.” —Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of THE FAR END OF HAPPY and THE ART OF FALLING

“Like Ireland itself, The Crows of Beara pulls at something deep inside the reader and won’t let go. In this captivating and thoughtful novel, the enchantment of Ireland heals two damaged souls and reminds all of us that no matter how dark life may be at times, there is always hope.” –Kelli Estes, USA Today bestselling author of THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN SILK

“You don’t have to love rain or Guinness or wild, windswept coasts to be seduced by the delicate intermingling of Irish mythology, environmentalism, and love that are entangled at the heart of this novel; the juxtaposition with darker, harder truths of grief and addiction create a rich and reflective resonance. From France to Ireland, across centuries and oceans…where will this author take us next?” —Jenny Williams, author of THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES

About Julie Christine JohnsonCrows of Beara by Julie Christine Johnson


Julie Christine Johnson’s short stories and essays have appeared in journals including Emerge Literary Journal; Mud Season Review; Cirque: A Literary Journal of the North Pacific Rim; Cobalt; and River Poets Journal. Her work has also appeared in the print anthologies Stories for Sendai; Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women Writers; and Three Minus One: Stories of Love and Loss. She holds undergraduate degrees in French and psychology and a master’s in international affairs. Julie leads writing workshops and seminars and offers story/developmental editing and writer coaching services. 

Named a “standout debut” by Library Journal, “very highly recommended” by Historical Novels Review, and “delicate and haunting, romantic and mystical” by bestselling author Greer Macallister, Julie’s debut novel In Another Life (Sourcebooks) went into a second printing three days after its February 2016 release. A hiker, yogi, and swimmer, Julie makes her home in northwest Washington state.

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Oriris by Eric. C. Anderson: Giveaway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 13, 2017
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Oriris by Eric. C. AndersonOriris by Eric. C. Anderson


Thanks to Erika Lopez of Meryl Moss Media, I am giving away one print copy of Oriris by Eric. C. Anderson.

Description Oriris by Eric. C. Anderson


It’s a dilemma no Washington politician wants to confront—rescuing 5,000 Americans trapped in Baghdad.

Enter a crusty Marine, embattled Army officer, two Turkish spies and the ultimate cyber-warrior tasked with countering an ISIS regime carving out a new caliphate. Can they rescue an American embassy under siege by a weapon that even Washington’s military might can’t defeat? This is indeed a test of sheer will and technical expertise pitted against national pride and suicidal zealotry.

OSIRIS takes readers on a twisted path from the glittering palaces of Qatar to the dusty hell of central Iraq, replete with drunken Russian pilots, conniving American politicians, and unlikely heroes.

This is the first book in a trilogy ripped from today’s headlines that could leave tomorrow’s Europe on the brink of a new Dark Age.

Praise Oriris by Eric. C. Anderson


“A shockingly real ‘ripped from the headlines’ story, this military thriller takes you on a heart-pounding ride through the frontlines of America’s war on terror. Eric C. Anderson knows his stuff – and really delivers!”- R.G. Belsky, author of BLONDE ICE (David Award Finalist, Silver Falchion Finalist, Claymore Award winner)

 “Eric Anderson uses his in depth knowledge to write a story that pulls back the curtains! He knows his stuff!”-Anderson Harp, author of Northern ThunderRetribution and Born of War

 “Anderson delivers nonstop, gripping suspense. An explosive thriller drawn from the author’s incredible expertise.”-Allan Topol, author of Washington Power Play

About Eric. C. Anderson


Oriris by Eric. C. Anderson

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ERIC C. ANDERSON is a retired member of the U.S. intelligence community who served tours of duty in Hawaii, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Washington, D.C. A former academic, he taught at the University of Missouri, University of Maryland, Air Force Academy and National Intelligence University. During his career, he produced more than 600 articles for the President’s Daily Brief, National Intelligence Council, International Security Advisory Board and the Department of Defense.

In addition, he is the author of Take the Money and Run: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Demise of American ProsperityChina Restores: The Middle Kingdom Looks Forward to 2020Adopting Ainsley: There’s No Place for a Car Seat on a Motorcycle and Sinophobia: The Huawei Story. A life-long sailor and biker, he claims to have spent endless hours on boats and put over 300,000 miles on a variety of Harley-Davidsons.

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Actor by Douglas Gardham: Giveaway

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on September 10, 2017
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Actor by Douglas GardhamActor by Douglas Gardham


Thanks to Maggie Driver of  Author Solutions, I am giving away 3 print copies of Actor by Douglas Gardham.

Description of Actor by Douglas Gardham


It is 1991 when Ethan Jones finally wins the role of his dreams in an upcoming, big screen movie. With the envelope holding the script clutched in his hand, he arrives at his California apartment where he can hardly wait to tell his live-in girlfriend the exciting news. But when he finds the door unexpectedly ajar, he has no idea that in just a few seconds, the life he has fought so hard to obtain will be shattered. Eight years earlier, Ethan is attending university in Ottawa, Canada.

One evening after seriously contemplating suicide, he finds his way into a club where he meets Mila Monahan, a beautiful acting student who saves him from himself. After he watches Mila rehearse a university play, Ethan catches the acting bug and decides to pursue his own creative passions, causing a collision with his more secure ideals. But when Mila suddenly disappears, Ethan vows he will never stop chasing the dream she inspired in him believing in a world entirely different from the one he is living in.

Eight years earlier, Ethan is attending university in Ottawa, Canada. One evening after seriously contemplating suicide, he finds his way into a club where he meets Mila Monahan, a beautiful acting student who saves him from himself. After he watches Mila rehearse a university play, Ethan catches the acting bug and decides to pursue his own creative passions, causing a collision with his more secure ideals. But when Mila suddenly disappears, Ethan vows he will never stop chasing the dream she inspired in him believing in a world entirely different from the one he is living in.

The Actor is a gripping tale of rejection, hardship, tragedy, and overwhelming joy as one man embarks on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery learning to portray anything he can imagine.

About Douglas GardhamActor by Douglas Gardham


Douglas Gardham is a full-time author who previously worked as an engineer until he started writing to find a more creative outlet. In addition to publishing The Actor, Gardham released a collection of short stories in 2014 called The Drive In. He has participated in over 40 interviews for his books, has held over 200 promotional book events, and has over 100,000 Twitter followers as @GardhamDouglas.

Douglas is like his main character in that his relentless pursuit of his dream garnered him a front page art feature in The Globe and Mail newspaper.  Gardham currently lives in Tottenham, Ontario, with his wife. For more information about the author and his book, please visit: www.douglasgardham.com.

 Giveaway of Actor by Douglas Gardham


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