Tuesday, 19 September 2017

For all those looking to beat Cancer

I am Cancer Free: Cancer does not have to be a death sentence.
Have you ever been touched by cancer or know someone who has?
Has a doctor. ever told you she could do nothing more for you?
Do you know what it is like to undergo several months of chemotherapy sessions and cancer surgery in a foreign country?
Have you experienced that feeling of imminent death?
I am Cancer Free - A Memoir, is a touching and emotional true story of a woman's battle with Ovarian Cancer.
The killer disease threatened her life and financial well-being.
Her strong faith in God saw her through all the trials she had to undergo.
Cancer does not have to be a death sentence.
I am Cancer Free - A Memoir was voted Winner of Mc Grath House Indie Book Awards 2016 in the category Best Non-Fiction.
Extract of a five-star review from Readers Favorite:
'The author's 'never say die' attitude, the decision not to give up in life, and finally being cancer-free will encourage everyone who has been diagnosed with the disease or who have suffered from cancer.
The memoir recounts from the time of diagnosis the experiences the author went through during the treatment, her emotions, fears, finances, until the successful treatment of the disease

Get the Book at Amazon Universal Link and Books2ReadUniversal Link

Book Giveaway 17th September to 23rd September 2017

The problem with travel books and memoirs is that the author has to travel and live life BEFORE they can write the book. Consequently, my favourite authors can’t pump out travel books and memoirs as quickly as I can read them.
That’s a real downer when I fancy escaping to an exotic part of the world or experiencing the tears and laughter of exceptional moments in another’s life.

But there is a solution: find more favourite authors!

That’s why I want to share the amazing stories in this Travel and Memoir group giveaway with you.
The books, short stories, and previews are all free.
I could list them here but the covers and descriptions say it much better than I ever could.
This offer lasts for one week only 17th September to 23rd September 2017
Just click on this BUTTON and it will take you to the giveaway page, where you can choose from the gorgeous covers and blurbs.
Simply click any you fancy for more info and then download as many as you like! There’s such a variety of stories on offer that I am certain you’ll treat yourself to at least one.
You can download as many as you want or just cherry pick the few that you know you will like but remember the giveaway closes on September 23rd so please don’t rely on your memory (which is always a mistake in my case!) and click this link now to have a look, because tomorrow will become the day after, which will become never, and then you might miss out on discovering a new author and reading your favourite book of 2017.

Happy downloading and reading.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

Travel by Book to Latin America and the Caribbean

Travel By Book to the sultry beaches, awe-inspiring sites and stunning landscapes of Latin America and the Caribbean with authors Melissa Burovac, Bob Cooke, Lynda Filler, Janice Horton, Jerry Last, Brenda Mohammed, Nancy O'Hare, Paul Russell Parker III, Heidi N Siefkas and Kristina Stanley!

Investigate a murder in Cuba and a disappearance in the Bahamas, quit your job and head to Mexico, travel with seniors on an overland adventure through Peru, join thrill seekers on adrenaline-inducing exploits in Brazil, escape the FBI by hiding out in Puerto Vallarta, island hop through the Caribbean, end up as a castaway on an uninhabited island, get inspired by family adventures, read a suspenseful tale of vigilante justice set in Dominica and discover enigmatic Mayan cities...

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Here are the links to each book:

Castaway in the Caribbean by Janice Horton

Dust in my Pack by Nancy O'Hare

Look the other Way by Kristina Stanley

Vanished in the Sun by Lynda Filler

Wandering by Melissa Burovac

The Olds Abroad by Bob Cooke

Cash Me Out: Life and Death in Paradise by Paul Russell Parker III

Cubicle to Cuba by Heidi Siefkas

Travel Memoirs with Pictures: Exploring the World by Brenda Mohammed This book will be FREE on INSTAFREEBIE from 17th September to 23rd September. CLICK HERE TO GET IT FREE.

Rum, Cigars, and Corpses by Jerold Last

Travel & Memoirs Giveaway 17th September, 2017 → 23rd September, 2017

Everybody loves free books.
I’m sure you’re no exception, and I bet since you are on my mailing list, just like me, you’re an adventurous person who cares about far-flung places and extreme experiences, the kind of places and stories that make it into travelogues and memoirs.
Well, I have a treat for you!

For just one week only, 17th September 2017 → 23rd September 2017 here is a glorious opportunity to claim many outstanding books, short stories, novellas, and previews, absolutely FREE.

Just click on this BUTTON and it will take you to the giveaway page, where you can choose from the gorgeous covers and blurbs.
Simply click any you fancy for more info and then download as many as you like! There’s such a variety of stories on offer that I am certain you’ll treat yourself to at least one.
I’ve loaded up my kindle!

So what are you waiting for?
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Zeeka Chronicles voted Best Science Fiction 3rd Place Winner in SIBA Awards 2017

The results are out and Zeeka Chronicles was voted Best Science Fiction 3rd Place winner in Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2017.
I want to thank everyone who voted for my book.
Remember the first book in the series, Zeeka and the Zombies is Permanently free if you prefer to read the series book by book.


ZEEKA CHRONICLES is a futuristic story taking place twenty years in the future.
New technology and scientific breakthroughs in the field of medical science set the stage for the unimaginable, in this tale of kidnapping, love, lies, revenge, a ghost, a deadly virus, and sixty programmable zombies.
Even robots play major roles.
A reviewer described the book as 'Twilight Zone-like Sci-Fi Shorts that blend zombie lore with robots/hi-tech, futuristic, sci-fi themes and ideas.
Here are the links to all digital stores:
Boosk2Read Universal Link
and Amazon Universal Link

Friday, 8 September 2017

Press Release by Readers Favorite for Revenge of Zeeka: Horror Trilogy by Brenda Mohammed

For immediate release:

Author's new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers' Favorite announces the review of the Young Adult - Sci-Fi book "Revenge of Zeeka" by Brenda Mohammed, currently available at Amazon.
Readers' Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet.
They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the "Best Websites for Authors" and "Honoring Excellence" awards from the Association of Independent Authors.
They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

"Reviewed By Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite"

In Revenge of Zeeka by Brenda Mohammed, the island of Gosh is under attack by an army of zombies under the command of a vengeful science genius.
In the year 2016, the Zika virus broke out in Central and South America with life threatening effects for pregnant women.
Given a choice to save the mothers or the unborn babies, a decision was made to save the mothers.
The tiny stillborns were securely and secretly buried.
Only a few people knew of this.
Unknown to everyone, however, a certain scientist managed to get hold of all 51 bodies, bring them back to life, and condition them to follow his command, creating himself a perfect army of zombies.
Now, twenty years later, the evil scientist seeks revenge on those he holds responsible for the stillbirths.
Only three of the current doctors at Central Hospital - Raynor, Mark, and George - witnessed the unfortunate events of 2016.
The three have strong suspicions about who might be controlling the zombies.
Meanwhile, Zeeka is lying in wait for the perfect time to unleash his army onto the island.
Zeeka has big, evil plans and this is just the beginning.
In a desperate search for answers, and with very little to go on, the doctors search for the elusive Master Zeeka.
Will they save the islanders from Zeeka and his zombies, or will it be too late?
Revenge of Zeeka by Brenda Mohammed is a one of a kind novella trilogy that delivers an incredible story guaranteed to give readers an absolute sci-fi treat.
I especially liked how Brenda used current events as the pivotal point from which to build this amazing sci-fi horror.
This made the story even more relatable.
More importantly, however, I admired how she owned her story and created this captivating version of events.
She captured with an amazing depth the setting, characters, plot, and emotions in such few words.
If you are looking for a thrilling short read, this fast-paced, sci-fi action novella will give you the time of your life."
You can learn more about Brenda Mohammed and "Revenge of Zeeka" at READER'S FAVORITE where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.
Readers' Favorite LLC
Media Relations
Louisville, KY 40202

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Books of the Month for September - Real Lives Memoirs

Today I will tell you about six inspiring memoirs which you must put on your reading list.
They were written by five members of the Real Lives Group a sub-group of Books Go Social.

Celebrating Grandmothers: Grandmothers talk about their lives written by Ann Richardson
Are you a grandmother? Or are you looking for a present for a grandmother?

Becoming a grandmother is both exciting and challenging. In Celebrating Grandmothers, 27 women describe how they responded to the many pleasures and demands of being a grandmother - and how it changed the texture of their lives, their family relationships and their sense of themselves.
Whether being a grandmother is a source of great joy – or of some pain due to sheer distance or family problems – this book will speak to you. And you will gain many good ideas about how to do the best for both your adult children and your grandchildren.

'Confirms, in a direct and delightful way, just how special the grandmother-grandchild relationship is....heart-warming’
Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall, author of The Good Granny Guide.
'A book to warm your heart about being a grandparent. And one to reassure you that you’re not alone when you experience new relationships and complex family patterns.'

Life in a Hospice: Reflections on caring for the dying
also by Ann Richardson

End of life care at its best
Dying, it’s an uncomfortable topic. None of us likes to think about what our last days will be like.
But if we do think about them at all, we want them to be full of peace and tranquillity, with the chance to say proper goodbyes to those we love. Life in a Hospice takes you behind the scenes in end-of-life care, where you will see the enormous efforts of nurses, doctors, chaplains and others - even a thoughtful cook - to provide the calm that we all hope for.
Perhaps you are looking for end-of-life care for someone you love.
Perhaps you are wondering if this is the job for you.
Or you just feel like being inspired by humanity at its best.
This book will be for you.
HIGHLY COMMENDED by the British Medical Association, 2008

About Ann Richardson

I have written many books as part of my professional life, but my real love is writing narrative books, based on long and confidential interviews.
These enable people to talk intimately about their lives so that their stories come alive on the page, like a TV documentary but in print.
One, just relaunched, is about the joys and challenges of working in end-of-life care (LIFE IN A HOSPICE).
It was Highly Commended by the British Medical Association.
Another is about how it feels to be a grandmother (CELEBRATING GRANDMOTHERS).
I also wrote on people with HIV/AIDS, back when it was a fatal disease (WISE BEFORE THEIR TIME).

Although American by birth, I live in London with my English husband. I have two children who both live in London and two grandchildren, with whom I am very closely involved.

You must only to love them: Lessons Learned in Turkey By Ann Marie Mershon
Living abroad is the best way to understand the world and its varied cultures. Recently divorced, Ann Marie decided to pursue her dream to live overseas, accepting a position as a prep school English teacher in Istanbul. She battled loneliness as she tried to make the most of her ex-pat existence, and her forays into the Muslim culture and the stunning landscape of Turkey brought them both close to her heart. Part travelogue, part adventure, and part romance, this memoir will transport you to Turkey as you glimpse Islam through an American lens.

About Ann Marie Mershon

A retired English teacher, Ann Marie Mershon lives on a woodland lake with her husband Jerry and their two dogs.
She grew up in a wooded suburb of Minneapolis, and in the mid-twenties, she and her husband moved north to the wilderness they’d always loved. She has two grown sons who live in California and Puerto Rico.
After 30 years of teaching English in Minnesota, she moved overseas to complete her teaching career in Istanbul, writing weekly e-mail missives and posting blogs about her experiences there.
Ann Marie discovered her passion to write in the late 1990’s.
She penned a weekly newspaper column for five years, wrote numerous articles for newspapers and magazines, and published two books.
Her first was a middle-grade historical novel, Britta’s Journey~An Emigration Saga, about the emigration of a family that settled near her home.
Her second book, Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter, Backstreet Walking Tours, was a collaboration with Edda Renker Weissenbacher, a Turkish woman who guided small groups on walking tours through Istanbul.
Ann Marie writes every day but always finds time for hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, or snowshoeing with her friends in the wilderness she calls home.

Tracing My Footsteps by Asif Khan

Asif Khan’s memoir “Tracing My Footsteps” begins with a remembrance of his early days' memories in Meerut, India, when professional drummers would arrive at your door to beat the drums to announce wedding invitations.
Born in a house built in 1760, the author describes the long-lost traditions of family life--the decorum, lifestyle, dressing, storytelling, social and moral obligations—and the role of servants within the family.
He describes how events were created, food prepared and guests served.
The memoir describes the life of the neighborhood, a settlement that was established hundreds of years ago, still in its original shape at the time of the author’s birth.
The author recalls how the day started with the vendor’s voices, the children playing on the roads, pedestrians taking water from the hand pump at the roadside, and how the beggars would make their daily calls.
The author’s forefathers played a vital role in the town, settling all disputes and marriages within their realm.
There are portraits of colorful local characters, like Sanjley, who rented out a bed in his room to a man called Munshijee for a daily payment of four paisa.
(Sanjley would use that four paisa to pay for his daily milk.).
Munshijee, who regularly took opium before bed, one night told Sanjley that he did not have the money and would pay it the next day; he took his usual dose and went deep into his sleep.
Sanjley, who did not get his milk that night, fell into a foul mood and woke up Munshijee to begin a fight that woke the entire neighborhood.
From this time of childhood, the memoir then moves to a textile mill in a small city in Pakistan, where the author spends the next ten years. Here, famous poets from all over the world were flown into the mill town to recite their poems, and stage plays and other entertaining programs were organized for the workmen and their families.
In Pakistan, the author encounters a different way of life from the one he left behind in India.
We learn how the love affairs were developed in a society which did not allow interaction between boys and girls.
The memoir describes the author’s education, fond summer memories, friendships and youthful pranks.
Next, the memoir details the author’s entrance into professional life, where he traveled to towns in remote areas in the course of his job, meeting more interesting characters in places where he knew not a single soul.
The author gets married and goes on his honeymoon to London, where he and his wife encounter surprising and frightening episodes.
The young married couple gradually made the house their home, living in a penthouse, which proved to be a blessing and a curse and start a family.
Asif relates his close ties to his siblings and their families, how they got together every weekend and enjoyed food, watched movies, and shopped, and the loss he felt as his siblings passed on, one after the other.
The book details the author’s extensive travel to foreign countries, with colorful anecdotes.
While having a poolside dinner at a Bangkok hotel, one of Asif’s colleagues steps backward and falls in the swimming pool with a dish full of food in his hand and travel documents in his pocket.
Someone, within the group, floats the idea of using a microwave oven to dry the passport.
Once, while on a visit to Turkey, the author was left alone on the 9th floor of Galata Towers in Istanbul, a building constructed in the fourteenth century, which proved to be a scary experience.
The author searches for tea in Istanbul and gets a surprise instead.
As he grows older, Asif experiences a sudden hearing loss which changes the author’s life and sets him on a course in search of a cure, experiencing some unusual treatments.
Tracing My Footsteps is the story of a life, with colorful anecdotes and characters, a story that moves through different time zones, places and cultures.

My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living by Brenda Mohammed

My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living is a fascinating, Intriguing, Inspiring, Positive, Heartwarming, and Motivational Memoir.
Brenda proved that hard work and determination pay, as she moved up the ranks, and received several promotions, leading up to senior managerial status.
Read about Brenda's first mega trip abroad to New York, Canada, London, Germany, and Holland, as well as other fabulous vacations she enjoyed.
How and where she met her husband and other wonderful family memories will interest readers.
Brenda describes changes in the banking system and changes in the bank's attitude to its employees throughout her working years in a Trinidad bank with ties to the United Kingdom.
Life is not always perfect and there were sad moments that will tug at your heart.
Read how the power of prayer worked in Brenda's life.
My Life as a Banker: A Life Worth Living was voted second in Bio/Memoirs in Metamorph's Publishing Summer Indie Book Awards 2016.
The book has been published on both Amazon and Books2Read

About Brenda Mohammed

Brenda Mohammed is an award –winning multi -genre writer and former Bank Manager who has written seventeen books to date.
Brenda lives in the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad and is a fan of photography and art.
She willingly donates books to children's hospitals, national libraries, and school libraries.
She is an accomplished traveller.
Her travel experiences have translated into a captivating array of travel-inspired non-fiction books.
Brenda is also a writer of fiction.
This excerpt from a review of one of her books from Readers Favorite confirms that she is very good at writing fiction.
"Revenge of Zeeka, by Brenda Mohammed, is a one of a kind novella trilogy that delivers an incredible story guaranteed to give readers an absolute sci-fi treat.
I especially liked how Brenda used current events as the pivotal point from which to build this amazing sci-fi horror.
This made the story even more relatable.
More importantly, however, I admired how she owned her story and created this captivating version of events.
She captured with an amazing depth the setting, characters, plot, and emotions in such few words."
Brenda won awards for two of her non-fiction books from Metamorph's Publishing and Mc Grath House in 2016.
One of her fiction books, Zeeka Chronicles [ Revenge of Zeeka], is a nominee in SIBA Awards 2017.
She loves to interact with her readers and other authors.
Feel free to connect with Brenda through Facebook.Twitter and Instagram.

Moving from Grief in Cornwall (Giving Voice to the Heart Book 1) by Barbara M. Webb
How do you cope with a terminal diagnosis for your husband?

Grief affects us all; the only thing that’s different is how we deal with it to empower ourselves.
In "From Cornwall to the Andes", Barbara Webb recounts her experiences of caring for her terminally ill husband in Cornwall and, after his death, dealing with the pain of his loss.

In this poignant memoir, Barbara takes us on an emotional journey from grief to self-fulfillment.
At the same time, we travel with her from Cornwall to Ecuador where she worked as a volunteer at the Teatro Bolivar, in Quito for several years. From there she went to Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Chile. Through her travels in South America, she finds a new rhythm to life.
This true story is interspersed with accounts of some of her other travels, as she has visited 48 countries and lived in seven.
For book reviews go to Barbara's website.

About Barbara M. Webb

Barbara graduated from Queensland University, with an English major.
She lived in 7 of the 50 countries she has visited.
These days she lives between Quito in Ecuador and Cornwall in the UK.
She speaks 3 languages.
CAREER: After graduating, she worked for Qantas as an air hostess before teaching English for many years.
BOOKS: Writing has always been part of her life but only recently she has published three books.
PASSIONS: Barbara enjoys rug making, living in new cultures, and gardening.
She loves to go to the theatre, concerts, and films.
She no longer dances the tango: instead, she watches it with pleasure.
Barbara received an award at the Dublin Writers' Conference 2016.
Contact her at her Webpage,Twitter and

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