Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Interview with Nicholas Snow, author of Malayan Enigma





Title: Malayan Enigma: An Andrew Bond WWII Adventure
Author: Nicholas Snow
Publisher: AuthorHouse UK
Genre: Military/History
Format: Ebook

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Malaya, 1941 – a fool’s haven from the devastating war raging elsewhere in the world Sent to Singapore towards the end of 1941 to evaluate the intentions of the Japanese Empire, Lieutenant Andrew Bond finds himself embroiled in a series of events accelerating towards all-out war in the region. The city, a heady, exotic blend of cultures teeming with intrigue, is oblivious to what lies ahead. Facing betrayal, incompetence, Japanese spies, and the Yakuza underworld, Bond manages to gather a band of trustworthy companions, including the striking beauty Liu-Yang. In a desperate race against time, he must force his way through enemy-infested jungles and seas to bring home a device that will help change the course of the war – the Malayan Enigma!


INTERVIEW:

Could you please tell us a little about your book?

It is a spy thriller and historical novel set in Malaya (malaisia) and Singapore during WWII, November 1941 to February 1942. The Japanese are preparing to invade and the British Secret Service sents its best agent, Andrew Bond, to investigate their questions. He is caught in the war and has to try to escape from beleaguered Singapore bringing with him a Japanese encoding machine that may change the course of the war in the Far East. He has to fight in the jungle and the sea the Japanese and the criminal organization jacuza with some unexpected allies: one Italian and two British soldiers, the Anglochinese beauty Lou Yiang and some Chinese from the underground of Singapore. Although a work of fiction , it is based on facts and I respect the real historical events. Also, I try to give the carefree atmosphere of pre war Singapore, a city of entertainment and luxury. Almost a fool’s paradise.

Who or what is the inspiration behind this book?

Reading history and especially WWII history and having visited the region in order to get the Feeling of the place. Today’s Singapore has changed a lot from wartime although some landmarks like Rufles hotel and some fortifications remain. Parts of the jungle of central Malaisia seems  to be the same untamed , dark and forbidding.

What cause are you most passionate about and why?

As a university professor and as a citizen, democracy and freedom. Those who fought against the Nazi’s and the Japanese in WWII were fighting for democracy, freedom and man’s dignity. To a lesser extent, happily, the fight never ends.

Do you have any rituals you follow when you finish a piece of work?

Not after I finish, but during writing. I write novels in a country house on the Aegean Greek island of Spetsai, a small island where cars are not allowed with a long history, small lovely beaches, old mansion houses and a lot of forest. A very inspiring place to rite 3 hours every day before the usual distractions, even the pleasant ones like swimming or walking with my fire dogs!

Who has influenced you throughout your writing career?

Many writers but mostly my father, Kostas Kyriazis, Greece’s most well known writer for historical novels for the byzantine empire and my mother Artemis who teached me from a tender age to love nature, to feel, and to never say “I can’t”!

What are some of your long term goals?

I plan to write a whole series of WWII spy novels with the same basic characters, Andrew Bond and sir Stuart Menzies (the real chief of British Secret Service during WWII) covering many aspects of the war, based on true facts. There are so many amazing stories that need  only little embellishment to become fascinating spy thrillers!


Nicholas Snow is the pen name of Nicholas C. Kyriazis, who holds a diploma and Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bonn, Germany. He has acted as visiting professor at Harvard and at the University of Trier. He has worked as a consultant to the Directorate General of Research of the European Parliament, to the National Bank of Greece, and to the Ministries of National Economy and of Defence, and has served as secretary general of Public Administration. Professor of economics at the University of Thessaly, he is a member of the board of Alpha Trust Investment Fund (listed on the Athens Stock Exchange), vice president of Ergoman Telecommunications, and vice president of the Kostas Kyriazis Foundation. He has contributed more than sixty papers to academic journals and has published eight books on economics, history, and strategy as well as a volume of poetry. Poems of his have been translated into English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Maltese. As a novelist, he has published eighteen books in Greece, several of which have been translated and published in English, including Themistocles (Kosbil Publications, 2004), The Shield (AuthorHouse, 2005), Assassins (AuthorHouse, 2007), and, in collaboration with Guy FĂ©aux de la Croix, Last Love (Plato’s Last Love) (AuthorHouse, 2014).







Friday, August 31, 2018

Book Blast: Vita Antequam Mortem by Brett E. Walker - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Vita Antequam Mortem
Author: Brett E. Walker
Publisher: XLibrisUS
Genre: Fiction
Format: Ebook

This story is about a group of friends with very different personalities who party hard, do drugs, and go through life struggles together. Within this group of friends is Chase, who discovers what it feels like to experience true love at its finest. Throughout this tale, he endures undeniable pain both physically and emotionally, comprehends being alone for the very first time, and discovers what it feels like to have death in his family that takes away the meaning of his life. His mental state is tested throughout these series of events, bringing him to the brink of insanity. He is ultimately forced to make a decision that will stay with him for years to come, if not the rest of his life. Come take a hard look inside a weathered, imperfect, but genuinely beautiful mind.

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Brett Walker was born and raised in Poughkeepsie New York. He is a first time author and is very excited about this story he has put together for readers to enjoy. What inspired him to write this story is the ups and downs people go through in life. Brett Walker is one of those guys who you don't expect to make it very far- A product of the hood and the suburbs, the underdog, an everyday example of what it is to be human... but this is what is so appealing about his story. He is just like you, just like the rest of the world. He has fell in love suffered heartbreak, and lost loved ones who meant the world to him, but somehow he has survived. Somehow he has surpassed everyone's expectations, and he has thrived

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Book Blast: Muddy Minutes by Rima Jbara - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Muddy Minutes
Author: Rima Jbara
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit
Format: Ebook


“Sand rasped incidents in my life, causing an abrasive outcome. Down came the rain, smothering me with mud and splattering me with my tears, creating a pool of sorrow that I swam in. An intervening energy took over me. I felt weightless as it pushed me through murky incidents. As sand and rain danced as one, it tormented me, leaving smearing mud on my days. Devastation overcame me with a magnitude that quivered my being. As I soaked in this salt water, my life remained damp for some time.” ‘Muddy Minutes’ accentuates a phase in the life of actress Turquoise Colmenares which depended on one decision that would change her present and maybe her future, considering that it is impossible to satisfy everyone. Brave acts and scenes of perseverance gained her incessant admiration, and unveiled a subject that many actors dreaded about. She walked through her blown away dreams and tossed hopes with grace. She dared to live through all the muddled moments. Rima Jbara’s message in this novel is to help you experience the joy of being alive, and the completeness that gratitude can bring with fortitude, conviction and integrity.
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Rima Jbara spent most of her childhood writing short stories overflowing with fantasy, and by the time she was 14, her first novel was released. Through her writing, she has given her readers a rare glimpse into her obscure world. The author released her evocative novel ‘Hope’ after five years of hiatus and obsession, and says, “I took time to experiment.” It contained gloomy and bitter self-conscious thoughts and dialogues that cemented Rima as a writer that has gone very deep to discover the inner most emotions in women and the ability to penetrate their souls. She wrote her bleak novels-on paper in shadowy rooms which only emphasizes the extreme infatuation of her art. An unconventional author, without an end declares her own death will comply while writing. Deeply troubled characters were created by Rima, and the complexity in these characters arises from her. The author’s life was tailor-made for her writing and sustains its passion in the pages; but she is best, when writing about herself. Visit the author online at www.rima-jbara.com  

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Book Feature: Home Coming by Charles Lansford and Irene Nickerson






Title: Home Coming
Author: Charles Lansford and Irene Nickerson
Publisher: XLibrisUS
Genre: Coming of Age
Format: Ebook
Homecoming is that surreal feeling that a soldier has when he has returned home. For our heroes, each is facing new challenges, hopes, and fears. Ti is worried about what the shape-shifter major told him. He wonders what other secrets might be hiding in the shadows and what dangers they might hold for his family. Beary and Crew have returned home to build a new warship to face the growing threat to the Bearilian Federation. It is one that is pointed directly at his family like a dagger to his throat. Angelina and Octavious have discovered that old enemies have joined in the vendetta against their family. Old secrets may surface. Old threats may appear. All the pieces are now in place. It has been a month since everyone has returned.


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Monday, August 27, 2018

Book Blast: Planetary Project by Aleksandr V. Bezgodov - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Planetary Project
Author: Alexsandr V. Bezgodov
Publisher: XLibrisUK
Genre: Political Science
Format: Ebook

This monograph discusses current global economic and social issues. It describes the essence of the Planetary Project, based on the critique of the Concept of Sustainable Development. A model is proposed for solving global problems through global human unification aimed at saving the planet Earth from future cataclysms and catastrophe for present and future generations. The Planetary Project is in essence a paradigm of the world’s harmonious development. It is based on an integrated economy and rent incomes from planetary and intellectual resources held in planetary ownership. The Planetary Project provides solutions to globalisation problems caused by unrestrained economic growth and one-sided development of some national economies. The Planetary Project proposes a just system of world income distribution including rent revenues from planetary resources. This distribution system will work in the interests of all countries, including Asian and African countries, some of which experience serious socio-economic problems. New planetary economic resources and mechanisms will be able to: save the Earth’s biosphere; improve its ecology; and free humanity from hunger, epidemic diseases, and the threat of a Third World War. They will help people unite in the name of universal values of life, the harmony between civilisation and nature, and the welfare of present and future generations. Developing Planetary Project ideas could lead to creating a serious research tradition and a wide life-affirming and peace-loving social movement.

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The author of this research monograph is Dr Aleksandr V. Bezgodov, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, who holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Doctorate in Economics. Born in Northern Russia in 1960, Aleksandr Bezgodov worked for companies specialising in innovation and high technology, as well as for organisations engaged in developing parliamentary democracy and civil society. Over the last 10 years, he has been involved in interdisciplinary research in macroeconomics and social issues at the world level using a systemic approach. He is not only a theoretician but also a practical researcher and research administrator. He is involved in both developing and implementing research-based technologies. Aleksandr Bezgodov is the author of over fifty scholarly publications proposing new original economic and sociological solutions to business administration. He is the founder and General Director of the Institute of Planetary Development in Dubai, UAE. In line with its logo “Serving humanity”, the Institute develops and disseminates the ideas spelt out in the monograph “Planetary Project: From Sustainable Development to Managed Harmony”. The Institute’s research activity is intended to provide solutions to the world’s pressing economic, social, environmental, political-legal, and cultural problems.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Book Blast: Revelations of Truth for Humanity by Mary Walton-Moore - Win a $25 Gift Card






Title: Revelations of Truth for Humanity
Author: Mary Walton-Moore
Publisher: XLibris
Genre: Religion
Format: Ebook

The book was birthed in 2002, after the September 11, 2001 Terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, but the Holy Spirit would not allow it to be published until this season of timing. It contains revelations and visions given by the Spirit of Truth relative to the existence of Humankind. The book explains “how” and “why” God allowed the 2001 terrorist attack to be successful; and, how the terrorist were able to slip through the nations safety net undetected. It explains how America fell from her seat of authority in the World and what she must do to regain her position. It explains what racism is and how it can be overcome. The book teaches how to overcome depression and oppression by balancing the mind. It explains how the Spirits of Deception are used by President Donald Trump to seduce the minds of his followers and how to break those powers. It explains the satanic weapons of warfare used by Satan and his minions to destroy The People of God and how to counter those attacks. The book explains in great detail what “Fear” does to both the mind and the imagination. The Spirit of Truth promised that the readers in need of healing in the mind and the soul and the spirit would be healed as they read the words contained in the book. The Almighty God is the author of this book and I am His mouthpeace.

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She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. She is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, active duty, and the Army Reserve. She was a Honorary Member of the Tennessee State House of Representatives in 1991 as a pastoral Advisor. She was ordained as a minister in 1986. She was a pastor for six years. She has an International Healing and Deliverance ministry. She has ministered to all nationalities and ethnic groups. She had a Television and Radio ministry for many years. She served on the Board of County Commissioners for Charles County, Maryland several years. She was involved in a car accident and had a deathbed experience in 1978 that changed her life. Immediately after the experience, the eyes of her understanding were enlightened to the Truth about the Soul, the Mind and the Spirit of Humankind. During the deathbed experience she went through a tunnel, and a hand reached inside the tunnel and touched her forehead and a voice spoke saying: It is not your time, I am sending you back to minister healing and deliverance to My people. When her spirit returned to her body she had become paralyzed, unable to move anything except her head. The doctors told her family that she would never walk again. Reservations were made for her to go to live at a nursing facility. She refused to go because God had given her a vision of her walking again. She had to learn how to walk all over again and is walking and ministering healing and deliverance to the People of God.

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