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Beating the Workplace Bully by Lynne Curry

They used to steal your lunch money and throw spit wads at you on the bus. Now they roam around from the boardroom to the break room looking to manipulate, intimidate, and humiliate–and eventually ruin your career!Beating the Workplace Bully is your ammunition for fighting back. Whether the bully is a boss or a coworker, this empowering guide will help you recognize what has been causing you to become a victim, then reveals how to:

• Avoid typical bully traps• Remain aware and in charge• Move past your fear• Calm yourself in any confrontation• Keep your dignity intact• Handle sneak attacks• Combat cyberbullying• And moreComplete with exercises, assessments, and real-life examples, this personal coaching program will help you reclaim your power and defeat the office bully once and for all!

 

 

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Interview with Jan-Andrea Day, Author of The Crystal Road

Hello!

Today’s interview is with Jan-Andrea Day, author of The Crystal Road. (4.94 stars out of 5 on Goodreads.com!)

I hope you enjoy it!

Best,

-Vincent Lowry

 

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?

Author name:  Jan-Andrea Day – From Ontario, Canada

 

2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?

Title: “The Crystal Road”. Non-Fiction.

 

3) What is the book about?

This is my Memoir.  It is my Legacy project and healing journey.  It is raw as it describes living with a husband suffering from alcoholism during a Metastatic Breast Cancer Diagnosis.  As much as it touches some difficult topics, it’s light and hopefully inspiring.

 

4) Where did you come up with the idea?

I went back to my journals to figure out whether my husband was worth keeping.  My many entries inspired me to put them in a more comprehensive order to leave my children.  I hoped it would explain to them why I am the way that I am and why I made the decisions that I made.  I wanted them to know that it’s alright to mess up, sometimes. 

 

5) How long did it take you to write it?

The official book took about a year and a half to write to completion.

 

6) Did you learn anything from the project?

I learned that I have much more strength, than I never knew possible.

 

7) Do you have an author website and/or blog?

Yes.  http://www.thecrystalroad.ca/

 

8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?

Write because you enjoy it, and not with the expectation that you will be able to live off of the royalties. 

The cover of the Crystal Road was designed by the Tellwell team in Victoria, BC, Canada.  I love it’s simplicity, but it’s perfect with applicable symbolism. 

 

9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?

I love a good thriller, a mystery or inspirational read.

I would be open to exchanging manuscripts with fellow authors, for mutual review.

 

10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?

My favourite authors are “Dan Brown”, and “Steve Berry”.  I love the obvious research and knowledge which backs their captivating story telling, making you feel, and believe the story.  To pick one favourite, I remain undecided…

 

 

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All Because of Her by Gretta Curran Browne

FINALIST IN ‘READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FICTION’

Part love story, part thriller, readers will find it hard to resist turning the pages.” — TELEGRAPH

“Great touching story! — All I can say is you better have a box of tissues in close proximity while reading this book. It will tear at your heart strings over and over again, and it’s impossible to put down!

Gretta Curran Browne is one of my favorite authors. Her writing has been consistently good and always keeps me reading non-stop. Never melodramatic, just real and the characters very human as in this particular book.

This story covers three generations of a very interesting family dynamic. From WWII and the French resistance to the Vietnam War rock-and-roll era to the early 80’s and 90’s this story is based on the amazing and solid love of two people. The political eras are well covered as their effect on the lives of this couple drives the plot. The beauty of the love story and the deep sadness evoked by circumstances beyond control of the couple is brilliantly written.

Needless to add, I loved this book. And I readily recommend it to readers of romance and historical fiction. It is well worth the read. This is my second time!” — WOODSEVER Amazon Top Contributor: Historical Fiction Books

Wow, Wow, and More Wow!
Absolutely loved, loved, and loved this book! The storyline was outstanding, as it moved along, developing the characters. I felt like I knew each one myself. Many I loved, and a couple I despised. It’s very sad in places, and it turns you around hooraying the next chapter.
Usually, I only give five stars to thrillers with multiple story lines and underground cave systems and treasures. Danger at every turn, always thinking of amazing escape tactics and succeeding. But, this book did it by working on my feelings and emotions. Something new for me, and definitely worth the five stars.
If you’re browsing for a great read that will keep you intrigued for hours, this is the one! Even when I was not reading it, I was thinking about it. It was a part of my life for a couple of enjoyable days. Amazing creation, Gretta Curran Browne. Thank you so much for giving my life pleasure!” — Sylvia Banschbach

Revised edition: Previously published as ‘Ghosts in Sunlight’ but only the title has been changed due to many readers saying the title of “Ghosts” was misleading, and they were initially put off thinking it was “paranormal” which it is not.

 

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Interview with Anne Allen, Author of The Inheritance!

Hello, I’m pleased to bring you this interview today with Anne Allen, author of The Inheritance! Here book can be found at the link above.

I hope you enjoy it!

Best,

Vincent Lowry

Interview:

1) What is your author name and in what state do you live (or country if not in the US)?
Anne Allen and I live in England
2) What is the title of your newest book and what is the genre?
The Inheritance – a dual-time historical family drama
3) What is the book about?
It links the stories of two women who owned the same house in Guernsey 150 years apart. The Victorian woman, Eugenie, a young widow becomes a copyist for the French author Victor Hugo who was living in exile in Guernsey at that time and her story is shown through her diaries.
 In the present day, Tess, a young doctor, inherits the house and discovers the diaries, learning more about Eugenie’s relationship with Hugo and his mistress, Juliette, and his family.
4) Where did you come up with the idea?
I lived in Guernsey for many years and this book is the latest in The Guernsey Novels, standalone stories with links set on the island. I had visited Hugo’s house, which has been left as it was when he lived there, and it inspired me to write a story about him. He was extraordinary, like his house!
5) How long did it take you to write it?
About 18 months as there was a great deal of research involved
6) Did you learn anything from the project?
I learnt a great deal about Hugo and his family and the lifestyle of 19th century islanders and that I really enjoy writing historical novels!
7) Do you have an author website and/or blog?
8) Do you have any success tips to pass on to fellow authors? How about any great editors/cover artists?
I was lucky to find an editor I’ve been happy to work with for 7 books, Liz Bailey, who is also a successful author of Georgian romances and mysteries. My cover designer, Jane Dixon-Smith, is brilliant and we work closely together to design the covers in the series.
9) What genres do you like to read? Are you open to reading new authors and reviewing their work?
I enjoy various genres, but am particularly keen on dramatic stories with interesting characters and complex plots. I also love historical fiction, including dual-time and time-slip.
10) What is your favorite book of all time and why?
The Quincunx by Charles Palliser, an extremely complex story similar in style to Anthony Trollope and Dickens, but written more recently.

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Te es ma destinee – Stephanie Lagalle

Une relation imposée par la technologie unit désormais Illan, de la planète Hodrion, et Léna, une terrienne.

Illan vit sur la planète Hodrion. Le jour de ses dix-sept ans, la technologie nommée Destinée va lui dévoiler l’identité de sa nouvelle moitié. Il n’y a pas de choix possible. Le visage qui apparaît sur l’écran est troublant, envoûtant, c’est Léna…une terrienne.

Plongez sans plus attendre dans ce roman futuriste et fantastique, et découvrez une histoire d’amour hors du commun !

EXTRAIT

J’ai dû me procurer un de ces fameux gadgets que possèdent une bonne partie des humains en âge d’aller au Lycée. Il faut dire que je me suis fait un peu charrier par la bande quand ils se sont aperçus que je n’avais pas de téléphone portable. Alors j’ai prétexté qu’on m’avait volé le dernier et que je n’avais pas envie d’en avoir un autre, trop déçu d’avoir perdu tous mes contacts, photos et vidéos d’un coup. Ils m’ont cru sans tortiller. Plus les jours passés, plus je les voyais échanger des informations via leurs téléphones. Donc après des recherches en compagnie de Jonaz, j’ai décidé qu’il était temps pour moi d’avoir un de ces objets à la mode autant par souci d’intégration que de curiosité. Pour ces raisons, depuis samedi matin, j’ai un téléphone qui correspond à mes besoins et surtout qui se fond dans la masse. J’ai échangé mon numéro avec toute la bande lors de notre sortie à la patinoire. Ils ne m’ont pas raté en me rappelant ce que je leur avais donné comme prétexte pour ne plus en avoir, mais ils étaient néanmoins satisfaits. Ils étaient tous d’accord pour dire que ce serait plus facile de se contacter à l’avenir et surtout plus cool. Toute la bande m’a donc arraché mon téléphone pour y rentrer son 06 comme ils disent si bien.

À PROPOS DE L’AUTEUR

Stéphanie Lagalle est une romancière née à Cherbourg, en Normandie. L’imaginaire est très présent dans sa vie, notamment dans ses lectures et le cinéma. C’est une passionnée du monde animal. Elle aime ajouter à ses écrits une dose de magie voire même de surnaturel.

 

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The UnAmerican Dream by Carlos Hidalgo

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The Proximity of Stars by Benedict Stuart

BlurbHave you ever wondered if we choose our loved ones during our lifetime? Before or after that time? Do you ponder the meaning of your existence? Your destiny? What life would be like if your enemies or rivals didn’t exist at all? Brian Sunderland, whom some might call a “profound researcher,” has been looking for answers to these questions. In fact, his entire life so far has been ruled by this quest, as he journeys through various dilemmas, such as surrendering to true love, his coming of age, fighting, standing up for his rights, helping others, and finally, leaving his mark on this world. In stark contrast, Peter Drake is portrayed quite realistically, as he and a cast of “everyday heroes and heroines,” including General Grant and Lianne Starling, deal with some extraordinary circumstances, tough times, action-packed scenes, and high drama. Sympathetic characters as well as despicable ones float in and out, yet ultimately, the main intrigue of the story concerns the complex relationships and dynamic interactions that occur between the good guys and the bad. Does each person deserve what he or she gets? Does each person move on with life – or simply fail? Read on to find out.About the AuthorFor the time being, Benedict J. Stuart resides in Europe with his girlfriend, taking care of two pets. They are still considered to be relatively young and intelligent. His dreams are mainly about better education, including lifelong learning, raising cultural awareness and improvement of overall human communication worldwide with the help of modern technology. Finally, he is a firm believer in broad general knowledge per se.

 

 

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