Thursday, December 25, 2014

"Teresa's War", by Margaret J Carr

"Teresa's War" is a wonderful mix of pieces of history, memories, action scenes, bravery and emotional happenings

                Choose to change the types of books you usually read and try this one. It is probably the kind of book you never had a chance to encounter. A wonderful mix of pieces of history, memories, action scenes, bravery and emotional happenings, all written in an excellent style and elegance. A story that will manage to captivate your curiosity right from the beginning. Just read the Introduction and you will know what I mean.
                The book starts softly, with the presentation of an old woman, marked by her life’s long years, illness and cold weather. But still, in spite of the fact that old age is leaving imprints over her body, the old lady has a strong spirit and good will. She is characterized as being an altruist person, who willingly helps her shallow and almost wealthy neighbor, just because her friend made her of use and wanted. Marked by years of loneliness, the old lady seems to appreciate the company of her next door neighbor, so she will accept to aid her in different choruses. Of course, the author will let you know her name. The old lady’s name is Teresa, which automatically will lead your thoughts to the title of the book. You already guess the old lady is the central character in the book.
                But this book has a story based on the brave deeds, during the World War II, of a young girl living in Tyrol, the Austrian region taken over by Nazis at that time. Then, how did such a brave person ended up a lonely and helpless old lady? The story is told from the point of view of the main character, like the old woman remembers aspects of her former life. Take each step with her in the book and found out how she managed to help a family of Hungarian Jews to escape. Bearing in consideration that Teresa was only seven years old at that time, what she did were pure actions of bravery and concern for the human life. Thus, we have the story of a child hero, who managed to survive and also help others in one of the darkest pages of mankind history.
You can see the love of the author, Margaret J. Carr, for writing and novels, by the care and beautiful details she dressed the book with. The facts in the book are real, but she managed to sew around this historical fact a wonderful story about courage, compassion for people in need and the value of the family. It is a very pleasant book to read, having a cup of hot tea or chocolate on your side because the author is using gentle words and an elegant style. All these will only make the book more enjoyable regardless of the time and date you choose to read it. An excellent book, easy to read, both relaxing and with thrilling scenes, which will make us reflect over the hard times people had during war time. Most staggering is that the main character, Teresa, even if she had moments in life that might have brought down any other strong person; she remained a good hearted person. An incredible life journey that is worth to read.

Teresa's War is available at Amazon:

About the Author

I wrote my first book, an adventure story, at 12 when recovering from a childhood illness. After leaving school I trained in cosmetics and skin care until becoming the chief perfumery and cosmetic buyer for a department store. As a wife and mother I wrote the odd article or short story for magazines but it wasn’t until the 1980’s I returned to writing fulltime and have now completed over twenty fiction novels, ranging from murder mystery series to a teen fantasy trilogy and historical family saga. One of my titles has been on Waterstones best seller list and another was translated for the Indian market. Ten years ago I was writing scripts for TV soaps and radio, including storylines for the popular soap operas Eastenders and Coronation Street. I have one son and two grandsons and live a quiet, but busy, life in the north west of England.

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Christmas note and new book release from Fred Lichtenberg

Dear Friends,

Hope you are enjoying the holiday season. Like Santa, I’ve been busy putting the final touches on my first non-mystery novel, Retired: Now What? a humorous tale that affects all Baby Boomers in retirement or waiting to retire.

Starting today, Retired will be available in print and as an e-reader. (See press release below.) I’m attempting to reach the 78 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. I'll settle for less, though.

Can I impose on you to forward my email to friends, family, enemies, any Baby Boomer or any generation you know? Did I say the main character retired from the IRS? It also makes a great holiday gift. Only on Amazon.

I have not forgotten my mystery readers this holiday season. OBSESSED, a short story about a missing woman is now available on Amazon as an e-reader for only $1.99. Such a deal!
Thanks for your help.
Happy Holidays!

Fred Lichtenberg’s Baby Boomer Release of
Retired: Now What?

Heads-up, Baby Boomers! Jupiter resident Fred Lichtenberg, author of Deadly Heat at The Cottages: Sex, Murder, and Mayhem, (2013); Double Trouble (2012); and Hunter’s World (2011), has released Retired: Now What?, a humorous tale that addresses aging issues.

The story follows Floridian Eddie Short from his agonizing decision to retire through his first year of liberation. Eddie downsizes to a smaller house an hour away, annoys his wife with the 24/7 syndrome, grows bored, sinks into depression, recovers with happy pills during therapy, becomes a fast-food chicken mascot, takes up golf, loses friends but makes new ones, and finally finds himself.

Fred’s first non-murder mystery is a compelling and fun read for any of our 76 million Baby Boomers or any generation who wants to the avoid the perils of not formulating a retirement plan.

Retired: Now What? is available on Amazon as a soft cover or e-book. One click away!
Visit Fred at

Direct one click purchase to Amazon

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My Wife's Little Secret: An errant wife, a husband determined to find answers and a web of lies and deceit.

Since my wife was out partying again, bedtime routine for our girls was left to me. Again. I tucked Ally and Becky into bed and began to read a story to them. “Once upon a time…”
“Dadda?” Ally said placing her hand on the storybook and stopping me from continuing.
I paused and looked at my daughter. “Yes, Alleycat?”
“Dadda, what’s a hooka?”
“Whaaaat?” I peered at my daughter wondering if I had heard correctly.
“The teacher at preschool, she said, ‘Here comes the hooka,’ when she saw Mummy.”
Slowly, I lowered the book and stared at my daughter. “It’s …it’s …”
How do I explain what a hooker is to a four-year-old? I shouldn’t even be in a position where I had to.

She called me the miracle in her life, I called her my little treasure. Sounds corny, I know, but I really believed I was the luckiest bastard on earth. I had the loving and supportive wife, a nurturing mother to our two precious girls, a thriving business and the future looked rosy. I was a contented man. 
But overnight everything changed. My wife withdrew from me, ignored our children, and made it clear she was no longer interested in playing the role of wife and mother.
We had two children under five, they needed her. I needed her.
When her dressing began to change and she disappeared for hours, I suspected I was not enough for her.
Thinking she was having an affair, I placed my wife of five years under surveillance.
What my surveillance revealed shook my world, broke my heart and exposed a web of lies and deceit.
MY WIFE’S LI’L SECRET by Eve Rabi. A Gripping thriller that will leave you turning pages.

"Wish I could award this book 10 out of 5 STARS!!"
"Wow I was totally entranced with this book from the beginning!"
"All in all I loved this book, it made me laugh, cry, hold my breath till I went blue, smile and finally caused my heart to break for Ritchie!"
"Very gripping but sad story line! But keep the tissues handy."
"Twists that will blow your mind and make you think about this book long after you finish it."

Link to book (exclusive to amazon):

Friday, December 12, 2014

"My Heart In Seoul" From Bestselling Author Sydney Arrison.

From Bestselling Author Sydney Arrison.

"I really enjoyed writing the tender moments in the book. I think there's something so sweet and seductive about having someone look at you as if you're the only thing that matters in the world. I love the sweet looks, glances and almost moments when the characters are getting to know each other."

Tender passage from ''My Heart In Seoul"

Wen and Jasmine walked along the street festival. As they walked, Wen's hand gently brushed against Jasmine's. He felt her soft, delicate skin; and for a fleeting moment, he wanted to reach over and take her hand. He remembered the way she nuzzled her face against his neck, as he carried her to the limo. She felt so fragile and small. Yet, there was something about her that was powerful, magnetic and captivating.

Click to purchase My Heart in Seoul “or get it free with Kindle Unlimited.

Book Description
In the award winning contemporary romance *My Heart in Seoul*, "the author shows us that love has no boundaries, and barriers should never prevent anyone from going after their true soul mate. The story, without doubt, lives up to its title.

Jasmine Sinclair, is a strong-willed journalist who is engaged to a Hollywood actor. Her fiancé's indiscretions create a scandal, leaving Jasmine washing her hands of all men. At the insistence of her mother, she accompanies her father, Senator Sinclair, to Seoul on a business trip and is joined by her two best girlfriends, Candace and Rita, the catalysts that will push Jasmine to give love and romance another chance with the protagonist, Wen Hon."

- Author Vivienne Diane Neal.

Author Biography
Sydney Arrison is an award-winning, bestselling author. While a freshman in college her English professor encouraged her to pursue writing as a career. She was a reporter for the independent press and is currently working on her third novel. Her follow- up to "My Heart In Seoul," "Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky" was released this fall.

The author states "the world I live in is diverse and inclusive and I would like that reflected in my writing. In my perspective there are no limitations when it comes to love and relationships."

Sydney loves to hike, bike and play badminton when she isn't writing. She resides in New York with her husband and two children.

Be sure to check out Sydney's blog at: Follow her on

Twitter @sydneyarrison

and check out the "My Heart in Seoul" facebook page.

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