Bread for the Table by Tara Botel Doherty

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Title: Bread for the Table

Author: Tara Botel Doherty

Release Date: 6 January 2017

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Bread for the Table relates a single day in the life of Sage a 30-year-old aspiring jewelry designer working as a waitress in a pseudo New York deli in Los Angeles. As postcard from her mother triggers a series of flashbacks, which bring Sage’s life into focus.

She remembers her protector – dear older sister, Rose of Sharon and her untimely death; her remote father, whose only communication was reading passages from novels written by John Steinbeck; her grandmother, the only consistent figure in Sage’s life; and her mother.

The last time Sage and her mother shared an intimate moment was stirring a pot of soup shortly after Rose of Sharon’s death. Her mother’s last instructions before she went to buy bread to complement the soup were to keep stirring the soup so it wouldn’t burn. Dutifully Sage storied, but her mother never returned. She was five years old. Now she has received a postcard from a woman she hasn’t seen in twenty-five years.

  ~ About the Author ~

authorphotoTara Botel Doherty was born in Los Angeles. She was raised by her grandmother and mother blocks away from famed Hollywood Boulevard. It was a Bohemian upbringing filled with art, dance, and guitar lessons and movie sets where her father worked as a lighting technician. This environment helped generate her love of the arts, especially books and writing.

She wrote her first book in the first grade. Educated in both public and parochial schools where the fundamentals of perseverance and patience were drilled into her, Tara understood the work ethic.  She spends her days and nights teaching English in the San Fernando Valley.

Now residing up in the Santa Clarita Valley, aka the ‘Rita with her husband and daughter, she writes regularly about her adventures in Hollywood.

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Release: Dr. Pookie by Izzy Church

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9780996499576Title: Dr. Pookie and the case of his missing though

Author: Izzy Church

Release Date: 20 February 2017

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Summary: 

What’s a bear to do when his friends and neighbors dare to attack his reputation? You see it is most hurtful not to be appreciated, especially when you’re a lovely, charming, gorgeous hunk of a bear. So when Dr. Pookie begins to receive unwanted attention in the local newspapers, he did what any intelligent, sophisticated, well-to-do bear would do.

Dr. Pookie invited all of his friends and neighbors up to the tippy top of Bear Mountain for a lovely dinner party. After all, there is nothing more delightful than to be entertained by the most famous bear in the Little Royal Forest. In the children’s mystery adventure, Dr. Pookie and The Case of his Missing Thought, Dr. Pookie shares with his friends the exciting and curious tale of the time he lost his thought and the hilarious adventure that follows as he frantically searches for it. Join along with all the furry creatures in the Little Royal Forest as they search high and low for Dr. Pookie’s missing thought. Don’t miss out on a single silly moment!

Visit Us! DrPookie.com

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 ~ Review ~

A Fantastic book for both you and your child! Go on a journey with Dr.Pookie and explore everything imaginable! Your kid will love it, well, mine did 😀

~ About the Author ~

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Isabella “Izzy” Church is a self-empowered entrepreneur dedicated to creating entertaining and educational content for a wide audience. She has been recognized as an entertainer, author and artist. This is Izzy Church’s first children’s book, however she is the author of numerous works, including the LOL romantic comedy novel, Angry Movie Guy.

Kirkus Reviews calls Angry Movie Guy: “A fast paced, sometimes slapstick film-industry novel with a vibrant cast of characters.”

At the young age of sixteen, Isabella landed work as a fashion model and moved to New York to sign with Wilhelmina Modeling Agency where she resumed her multi-faceted career in the arts & entertainment industry. Izzy graduated Suma Cum Laude from Mary Mount Manhattan College with a degree in Communication Arts, specializing in writing for film and television. Furthermore, Izzy spent a year with Dream Works in the head of the books to film department. Her time spent at Dream Works inspired her to work towards adapting her novel, Angry Movie Guy, for the screen. Izzy is proud to announce that she is currently in preproduction for Angry Movie Guy.

At present, Izzy is immersed in the art world and is excited to be co-curating several art projects: Street to Tower, an enormous street art exhibition on the sixty-ninth floor of the World Trade Center, tower number four will launch in early 2017. Izzy is also co-curating, No More Black Targets, which will launch January of 2017. The project focuses on using our creativity to reach out to others to stop the violent and unjust shooting of black men by police officers.

For more information please visit:

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Title: Angry Movie Guy

Author: Izzy Church

Release Date: 25 August, 2015

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ANGRY MOVIE GUY is romantic comedy about a struggling film critic who decides to take on a bad attitude to achieve fame and success as the Angry Movie Guy. When his review destroys the career of a woman he’s fallen in love with he must rethink his life. Can he mend his hateful ways and win her heart?

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Book Tour: Love Magic by Lilith Dorsey

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Title: Love Magic: Over 250 Spells and Potions for Getting it, Keeping it and Making it Last

Author: Lilith Dorsey

Release Date: 1 December 2016

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Summary: 

This is really “the big little book of love magic.” Magical maven Lilith Dorsey has packed into this fun, informative, and practical book over 250 spells, potions, rituals, and recipes devoted to all facets of love and sex.

Based on years of magical experience and prodigious research, this book includes sections on such topics as self-love, marriage, fertility, erotic adventures, the ethics of love magic and more. The spells are drawn from a wide diversity of magical traditions and focus on equally diverse situations. There are spells for finding love, keeping love, and healing yourself so that you are ready for love. The book also includes rituals for invoking goddesses of love. Lilith Dorsey considers and discusses all facets of the romantic experience.

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 ~ About the Author ~

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Lilith Dorsey M.A., hails from many different magickal traditions, including Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and Native American spirituality. Her traditional education focused on Plant Science, Anthropology, and Film at the University of R.I., New York University and the University of London, and her magickal training includes numerous initiations in Santeria, Vodoun, and New Orleans Voodoo.

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~ Book Blitz ~ Scrappy the Dog by Juanita & Ronald Destra

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Title: Scrappy the Dog

Author:  Juanita & Ronald Destra

Release Date:  15 Sept 2016

Publisher: Destra World Books Publishing LLC

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This children book tells the story of a sweet little pup, Scrappy who ventures out into the world as he is tired of the mistreatment and lack of care he had experienced in his home. The story details on his adventures and experiences in the outside world.

Like any dog, Scrappy is inquisitive and excited about the new experienced in his life. He explores new territory and tries to move as far away from his home of neglect as fast as possible. Though he feels scared and confused, Scrappy has no other option but to go forward. He meets new people, some are cruel to him and others love him like nobody has ever loved him.

The story of Scrappy shows us how life can change quickly and unexpectedly . It teaches children that life can be sad and happy at different point, but that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. It also touches on issues like bullying and peer-pressure.

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Once upon a time there was a little dog who was abused and mistreated. Scrappy hardly ever ate and he never had enough water. There were many nights he would go to bed hungry and thirsty. Scrappy felt so unappreciated and so unloved.

Scrappy often found himself staring out the window of his home thinking in his mind what it would be like if he could be free. He would imagine to himself what he would do when he grew up.

~ About the Authors ~

About Juanita:

workJuanita Destra is a medical field worker, author and publisher. She is the co-founder and CEO of Miami-based Destra World Books Publishing, LLC

The company provides professional literary services to authors and business owners. Their company specializes in book, eBook, audio book publishing, marketing, editing, promotion, graphic design and much more.

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About Ronald:

ronRonald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

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 About Destra World Publishing:

With a focus on multiple genres and formats, Destra World Books Publishing’s author-friendly business strategy allows writers to maintain all rights, worldwide distribution and 60% of net royalties from the company’s roster of distributors. Add to that prompt, friendly, hands on customer service, which truly makes Destra World Books Publishing one of the best independent publishing houses in the USA.

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Book Blitz: The Little Hero by Ronald Destra

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coverTitle: The Little Hero

Author: Ronald Destra

Release Date: 23 September 2016

Publisher: Destra World Books Publishing

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When a little boy named Mays wakes up one night and discovers his house is on fire, he knows he has to do something. With the help of the police, firefighters, and his family, Mays will discover that even he has what it takes to be a hero.

An inspiring tale of one boy who learns just how important he really is.

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It was early in the morning, and everyone was asleep except for little Mays. He had gotten up and gone into the kitchen, and that’s when he saw the smoke.

The house didn’t have any smoke alarms. Mays’ father couldn’t afford them; he’d not worked since his accident.

Mays was only eight, but he’d been taught at home and in school to report to adults when anything was wrong.

“Daddy! Mommy! The kitchen is on fire! It’s burning!”

 ~ About the Author ~ 

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Ronald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

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Book Blitz: Best Friends by Ronald Destra & Juanita Destra

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Title: Best Friends 
Author: Ronald Destra & Juanita Destra
Release Date: 23 Sept 2016
Publisher: Destra World Books Publishing LLC

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They met each other by a stroke of luck and became inseparable friends from then on. Both were faced with terminal birth defects that would make anybody desolate for fear of death, yet it did not stop them from being the best they can be individually and for each other.
Death did separate them physically but Joseph lives on, in his friend’s thoughts, brining smiles to his face as he has always done when was alive.




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Joseph was different from other children. He was born with a crippling handicap. As a child, he needed special attention and had to be watched around the clock. He had special parents, and they loved him unconditionally. I came into Joseph’s life when he was five years old.  I, myself, was born with a birth defect, and we bonded instantly. The doctors said I wouldn’t live to be a teenager but what hey didn’t know was I had a desire to live. Joseph would cry a lot; he was in so much pain, mostly from the medicines and treatments.

 

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 ~ About the Authors ~

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About Ronald:

Ronald Destra is a children book author, illustrator, publisher, entrepreneur and husband who resides in Florida.

He has published six children books and is a co-founder of Destra World Books Publishing, LLC. His passion is to help children learn that they do have a purpose in life and to never give up no matter what life throws at them.

Find out more @

About Juanita

Juanita Destra is a medical field worker, author and publisher. She is the co-founder and CEO of Miami-based Destra World Books Publishing, LLC

The company provides professional literary services to authors and business owners. Their company specializes in book, eBook, audio book publishing, marketing, editing, promotion, graphic design and much more.

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Affliction by Marilee Brothers #KCBookPromotions

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Title: Affliction 

Author: Marilee Brothers

Series: Soul Seeker #1

Release Date: 29 February 2016

Publisher: Wild Rose Press

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Twenty-two year old Honor Melanie (Mel) Sullivan has an affliction. Due to childhood trauma and inappropriate social behavior, she is diagnosed with Aspergers, a form of autism. But, Mel knows Aspergers is not her true affliction. She prefers not to gaze into a person’s eyes because she is a soul reader, and what she sees can be frightening. It can also get Mel into trouble.

After a brush with the law, Mel leaves her family home in Southern California and travels to Oregon where she meets Harley-Davidson riding William McCarty (Billy the Kid) and stumbles upon a human trafficking/baby-selling scheme involving a foreign girl from Kazakhstan and others. Even though Mel’s life is in danger, she won’t stop until she finds the answers that will help those unable to help themselves.

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His cheek scrapes across mine, his mouth just inches from my lips.

“Look at me, Minnie,” he whispers. “Tell me what you see.”

I lift my gaze and stare into his eyes, fully expecting to see my own face, possibly streaked with bits of sticky syrup and framed with flattened helmet hair. Nothing scary. Just something I’d rather not experience right now. But someone changed the channel.

My breath hitches in my chest. “Fire,” I say. “I see a smoldering fire.”

Billy’s mouth grazes my cheek. “Smoldering, huh? Let’s make it burn hotter.”

His lips touch mine, tentative at first, until I wrap my arms around his neck and try to climb inside his skin. He deepens the kiss, his silky tongue slipping into my mouth. I’m transported to another place. My world consists of all things tactile. The sound of our breathing. The smell of his leather jacket. The warmth of his body against mine. The softness of his lips. The heat spiraling through my body like wildfire. More. I want more.

I’m brought back to earth by the sound of a honking horn and a raucous shout, “Hey, you two, get a room!”

Embarrassed, I push away from Billy and stare at the ground, trying to get my breathing under control. Billy grabs my hand and kisses the back of it like an errant knight wooing a fair maiden. This strikes me as hilarious and I snort laugh. Also embarrassing.

Billy releases my hand and tilts my chin back. “I’m not leaving until you look at me one more time. I promise you, it’s safe.”

 ~ Book Trailer ~

~ About the Author ~

Marilee Brothers is a former teacher, coach, counselor and the author of ten Marilee0708hbooks. Marilee and her husband are the parents of three grown sons and live in central Washington State. After writing six young adult books, Marilee is once again writing romantic suspense for the adult market. She loves hearing from people who have read her books. Feel free to contact her at Website  and sign up for her newsletter The Obsessive Page Turner. Her author page on Facebook is: www.facebook.com/marilee.author and she occasionally tweets @MarileeB. Check out Marilee’s Amazon page here

Marilee’s blog is Book Blather, http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com where she features aspiring and published authors as well as some tidbits of her own.

~ Other Books by this Author ~ 

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Series: Unbidden Magic 

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MOONSTONE A Fictionwise Fantasy bestseller Young Adult A sickly mom. A tiny house trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guy dudes with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there’s that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil. Geez. Welcome to the sad, funny, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie Emerson, who’s struggling to keep her and her mom’s act together in the small-town world of Peacock Flats, Washington. An electrical zap from a TV antenna sets off Allie’s weird psychic powers. The next thing she knows she’s being visited by a hippy-dippy guardian angel, and then her mysterious neighbor, the town “witch,” gives her an incredible moonstone pendant that has powers only a good-hearted “Star Seeker” is meant to command. “Who, me?” is Allie’s first reaction. But as sinister events begin to unfold, Allie realizes she’s got a destiny to live up to. If she can just survive everyday life, in the meantime.

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