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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


This giveaway is open to the U.S. only and ends on September 29, 2017 midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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Secrets Kids Know... That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen KleinSecrets Kids Know… That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen Klein


Thanks to Allyson Fields of Viva Editions, I am giving away one print copy of Secrets Kids Know… That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen Klein.

Description of Secrets Kids Know… That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen Klein


Kids have a fantastic way of looking at the world, and they are often kind, curious, and completely honest about the things they experience. We tend to lose those natural traits as we get older, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In Allen Klein’s new book, people share stories of the lessons they’ve learned from children, from the hilarious anecdotes that make you think to the out-of-nowhere, insightful thoughts on modern issues.

Secrets Kids Know. . . That Adults Oughta Learn will help you get back to your unbiased childhood mind, all the while entertaining you with the incredible things that could only come out of the mouth of a child.

Praise for Secrets Kids Know… That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen KleinSecrets Kids Know... That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen Klein


“Your book put a smile on my face. It reminded me of all the child- hood perspectives I once experienced. Sad to say as an adult I have left them behind. Your writing has truly helped me reset myself, thank you. This book will be the one I buy for friends.”—David Mann, Paul Newman’s Serious Fun camp director

“What happens when you combine Allen Klein’s extraordinary talent with the playful energy that comes from discovering the secrets of kids? As you start to read, be ready to experience pure joy. You will not be able to put this book down.”—Mary Kay Morrison, MSEd, author, Using Humor to Maximize Living

“Allen Klein brilliantly reveals that the joys of seeing life through the eyes of a child are available to all of us adults, right here, right now. Secrets Kids Know demonstrates that there’s a big difference between acting childlike and acting childish. Let the fun begin!”—Matt Weinstein, co-author, Work Like Your Dog

Secrets Kids Know... That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen KleinAbout Allen Klein


The world’s only Jollytologist, ALLEN KLEIN is an award-winning inspirational speaker and author based in San Francisco. With a large following, Klein has inspired and uplifted many of his readers—including the legendary Jerry Lewis. His books include You Can’t Ruin My Day, Mom’s the WordInspiration for a LifetimeChange Your Life!The Art of Living Joyfully, and have sold over 600,000 copies. Read more at www.allenklein.com.

Giveaway of Secrets Kids Know… That Adults Oughta Learn by Allen Klein

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Roses Underneath and What is Forgiven by C.F. Yetmen


Thanks to Danielle H. Acee, Author’s Assistant, I am giving away 1 print copy and 10 ebook copies of Roses Underneath and  1 print copy and 10 ebook copies of What is Forgiven by C.F. Yetmen

Roses Underneath and What is Forgiven by C.F. YetmenDescription of What is Forgiven by C.F. Yetmen


What is Forgiven follows Anna Klein, who has been working with the Monuments Men for a few months and continues to struggle to put her life back together. In this book, she confronts the Holocaust and her complicity, as a German citizen, in the atrocities the Nazis committed. Because the Nazis stole the property of Jewish collectors, the art now under the Americans’ control must be restituted. But she learns that when the stakes are this high, people rationalize their greed and crimes to protect themselves, their reputations, and their loved ones.

The series is inspired by the circumstances of the German half of Yetmen’s family at the end of World War II. Although no one worked with the Monuments Men, her grandmother, who was displaced, along with her great-grandmother and mother—then five years old— was lucky enough to get a job working for the American Occupation Forces. Yetmen’s day job as an architectural writer sparked her interest in the work of the Monuments Men, many of whom were architects. The two ideas collided to create the stories of the Anna Klein Trilogy.

Description of Roses Underneath by C.F. YetmenRoses Underneath and What is Forgiven by C.F. Yetmen


It is August 1945 in Wiesbaden, Germany. With the country in ruins, Anna Klein, displaced and separated from her beloved husband, struggles to support herself and her six-year old daughter Amalia. Her job typing forms at the Collecting Point for the US Army’s Monuments Men is the only thing keeping her afloat. Charged with securing Nazi-looted art and rebuilding Germany’s monuments, the Americans are on the hunt for stolen treasures. But after the horrors of the war, Anna wants only to hide from the truth and rebuild a life with her family.

When the easy-going American Captain Henry Cooper recruits her as his reluctant translator, the two of them stumble on a mysterious stash of art in a villa outside of town. Cooper’s penchant for breaking the rules capsizes Anna’s tenuous security and propels her into a search for elusive truth and justice in a world where everyone is hiding something. 

In her debut novel C.F. Yetmen tells a story of loss and reconciliation in a shattered world coming to terms with war and its aftermath. 

Roses Underneath and What is Forgiven by C.F. YetmenAbout C.F. Yetmen


C.F. YETMEN is the author of The Roses Underneath, which received the 2015 IPPY Gold Medal for Historical Fiction, was named a 2014 Notable Indie Book by the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition, and was a 2014 Finalist in the Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards.

She lives and works in Austin, Texas.

Giveaway of Roses Underneath and What is Forgiven by C.F. Yetmen


This giveaway is open to the U.S. only for print and worldwide for ebooks and ends on September 22, 2017 midnight pacific time.  Entries are accepted via Rafflecopter only.

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