Archive for October, 2011

Book Video Trailer: Lucas Trent: Guardian in Magic by Richard Blunt

Produced by Pump Up Your Book

About Lucas Trent: Guardian in Magic

“Guardian in Magic” is a fantasy novel located in a world very similar to the one we live in. It tells the story of 16 year old Lucas Trent, an IT student living in Luton, England. His fascination for the supernatural leads him to take a glimpse at the world from an angle only few others look at. An angle that teaches him the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and trust in ways he had never experienced before.

Journeying through a secret community that is hidden in plain sight, he suddenly finds himself forced into living two lives at once, keeping his true identity even from his close family. In a struggle to handle this situation, he gets pulled deeper and deeper into a swamp of conspiracies and coincidences surrounding a young girl and the very truth about magic in the real world…

About Richard Blunt

Richard Blunt is the author of the fantasy novel, Lucas Trent: Guardian in Magic.

He is currently working on his second book in the Lucas Trent series.

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Book Video Trailer: Lagan Love by Peter Murphy

Lagan Love
Peter Murphy
Literary Fiction
Fiction Studio
Produced by Pump Up Your Book

About Lagan Love

If you know something about passion, and desire, and giving everything to live your dreams then leave your world behind for a while. Come with Janice to Dublin, in the mid nineteen-eighties when a better future beckoned and the past was restless, whispering in the shadows for the Old Ways. Janice has grown tired of her sheltered existence in Toronto and when Aidan leads her through the veils of the Celtic Twilight, she doesn’t hesitate. In their love, Aidan, Dublin’s rising poet, sees a chance for redemption and Janice sees a chance for recognition. Sinead tells her that it is all nonsense as she keeps her head down and her eyes fixed on her own prize – a place in Ireland’s prospering future. She used to go out with Aidan, before he met Janice, so there is little she can say. And besides, she has enough to do as her parents are torn apart by the rumours of church scandals. But after a few nights in Grogan’s, where Dublin’s bohemians gather, or a day in Clonmacnoise among the ruins of Celtic Crosses, it won’t matter as the ghosts of Aidan’s mythologies take form and prey on the friends until everything is at risk. Lagan Love is a sensuous story of Love, Lust and Loss that will bring into question the cost we pay for our dreams.

About Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy was born in Killarney where he spent his first three years before his family was deported to Dublin, the Strumpet City. Growing up in the verdant braes of Templeogue, Peter was schooled by the De La Salle brothers in Churchtown where he played rugby for ‘The Wine and Gold’. He also played football (soccer) in secret!

After that, he graduated and studied the Humanities in Grogan’s under the guidance of Scot’s corner and the bar staff; Paddy, Tommy and Sean.

Murphy financed his education by working summers on the buildings sites of London in such places as Cricklewood, Camden Town and Kilburn.

Murphy also tramped the roads of Europe playing music and living without a care in the world. But his move to Canada changed all of that. He only came over for awhile – thirty years ago.

He took a day job and played music in the bars at night until the demands of family life intervened.

Having raised his children and packed them off to University, Murphy answered the long ignored internal voice and began to write.

He has no plans to make plans for the future and is happy to let things unfold as they do anyway.

LAGAN LOVE is his first novel.

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Book Video Trailer: Bears With Us by Marilyn Meredith

Bears With Us
Marilyn Meredith
Mundania Press
Produced by Pump Up Your Book

About Bears With Us

A burglar turns out to be a bear and Deputy Tempe Crabtree and her pastor husband, Hutch, chase the bear out of the house. This is their first encounter with a bear and the occupants of the home, an elderly couple and their daughter—and it isn’t the last.

A bear turns up at the school, at a restaurant, an apple orchard and two more homes. That is only part of what Tempe is called to handle. A teenager’s suicide, a mother who doesn’t like her daughter’s boyfriend, a wandering senior with a strange form of Alzheimer’s, and a long ago love affair keep Tempe hopping.

About Marilyn Meredith

Marilyn Meredith is the author of over thirty published novels, many award winning, including the Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery seri

es. Bears With Us is the latest release. Writing as F. M. Meredith, her latest Rocky Bluff P.D. crime novel is Angel Lost, the third from Oak Tree Press. Marilyn is a member of EPIC, Four chapters of Sisters in Crime, including the Central Coast chapter, Mystery Writers of America, and on the board of the Public Safety Writers of America. She’s also a been an instructor at many writing conferences including the Maui Writers Retreat, Central Coast Writing Conference and many others.


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Book Video Trailer: The Illusion of Certainty by Greg Messel

Yorkshire Publishing
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About The Illusion of Certainty

The Illusion of Certaintyfollows two parallel storylines. Marc is a successful businessman who seems to have everything—a great job, a beautiful wife, a house in an upscale neighborhood of Portland, Oregon and two great kids who are preparing for college. But something is not right. Marc is unsettled by the sudden change in his wife, Aimee, who seems distant and unhappy. What’s going on with her?

The second storyline involves a successful young attorney, Alexandra Mattson. Alex, as she is called by her friends, meets a handsome young cop, Sean, during an unexpected crisis in her neighborhood. Sean and Alex seem made for each other and begin to merge their futures in a world of uncertainty.

The only certainty in life is that we will face uncertainty. Despite all fo the technology and controls available in the modern world, sometimes the only comfort comes from the human touch.

About Greg Messel

Greg Messel has written three novels and three unpublished memoirs. He published his premiere novel “Sunbreaks” in 2009, followed by “Expiation” in 2010 and “The Illusion of Certainty” in 2011. Greg has had a newspaper career as a columnist, sportswriter and news editor. He won a Wyoming Press Association Award as a columnist. Greg also spent many years in the corporate world as a Financial Manager. He now devotes his energies to writing at his home in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound just north of Seattle, where he lives with his wife, Carol.

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Book Video Trailer: Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! by Tamara Elizabeth

Trail Blazing Press
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About Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It!

This is my story, a story of a woman who has discovered how through my reflections, the truly fabulously lovable me; the authentic me that I was born to be. I have moxie like the trail blazing women of the 20’s.

Today I am a confident, lovable courageous woman who realizes that fairy-tales don’t always have the ending of children’s books, but they can have the ending and continuation of what we truly want and believe. I have sass, courage, spunk, determination and attitude.

This book is the result of hard work and perseverance on a self love journey. It is the reflection of my life and from these reflections I have created a workbook for you, the readers, to assist you on your own journey to find the most authentic loveable you. I am your voice. I speak as you. I have been where you have traveled. I have finished licking my wounds and jumped back into the ring. I am MOXIMIZED!

My reflections shared are not to place blame on anyone in my path, for I take responsibility for my reactions to every challenge I have come across in my life. I just want you to understand that I have walked in your shoes and have never given up. You can restart your life at any time you want and still succeed in whatever you desire. This is not always easy but if it was then the journey wouldn’t be quite as exciting. “Easy is never fun” – to quote my fabulously delicious self love coach.

So I invite you into my world and to reflect upon your world. Enjoy the journey – I promise you it will be the most fabulously wonderful ride of your life.

About Tamara Elizabeth

I am a speaker, author, self love coach, radio host, a master motivator of women in transition, conductress of motivational seminars, professional photographer, small space designer, lover of social media, mother of 5, and a fabulously loveable woman after my first 50 years. I am determined to create a revolution of women.

I empower women to look in the mirror and discover their true loveable reflection. I coach women to discover their moxie and to embrace the abundance of the universe that is rightfully theirs.  I believe the journey you follow in this life is yours and only yours. You cannot change what life deals you but you can change how you deal with life.

My journey has been a rocky one of late and I have had to start my life again at fifty. I believe that if I can do this then any woman can. I decided to take the experiences in my journey this far and help others succeed like I have. From this process I wrote a book – Fabulously Fifty and Reflecting It! – Discovering My Loveable Me.

It is a book of my past, present and future reflections with the hope that each essay will inspire the women who read it to work on the worksheets that accompany each story, with the result of each reader finding a way to follow their journey without giving up.

My mentoring program – Ten Steps to Discovering and Living the Most Loveable You! (with Sass, Courage, Spunk, Determination and Attitude –aka  Moxie) will empower women in transition to work through a process with the result in them finding the fabulously loveable self. My devout enthusiasm and desire for each client to succeed more than they do will coach them to success.

Born and raised In Vancouver, BC, I have returned to the city life after 20 years away. I have moved into a 500 sq ft apartment in the heart of downtown and I am now living my online business – Every Small Space is a Living Place. I enjoy practicing what I am posting and I enjoy the challenges of small space living. As a hobby for 30 years, I decided to create a new business from it at 50 yrs of age. ESS is developing into a wonderful forum for people to come to find solutions to their small space challenges. This concept works well into my-self love coaching program – helping women in transition build their own individual living space – no matter what the size.

Handling challenges has become a passion of mine and a good thing since my journey is filled with them. Since I started on my self- love journey, I have accepted every challenge thus finding the positive in each which contributes to the person I am (and meant to be), and learning the great lessons each challenge offers me.

This journey in discovering the fabulously loveable me has brought me to the decision that my passion in life is to become a self love coach myself. Fitting in with the life’s purpose of: to use my sense of adventure and humor to encourage and nurture others individuality and potential.

It’s never too late to be what you want to be when you grow up. My intention in this life is to help others – especially women -become fully independent, self-loving creatures, living their lives to the fullest no matter what their means.

I have 4 greatest accomplishments in my life – my 4 grown children.  My next greatest joy is my step son that I have had the honor of nurturing for the past 7 years.

Today, I live with my two boys – Buddy and Jackson; Bichon Frises, who everyday remind me that loving myself is the best thing I can do for myself, and then loving others unconditionally will come naturally. It is a fabulous feeling.

I have had the honor to travel throughout the world seeing life through a lens. I have met and lived in cultures that I have come to accept and embrace fully.  With this passion, I have sponsored two lovely children in Africa through the Christian Children’s Fund, financed over 275 mico-finance businesses in the third world through, and donate monthly to

To date I am an esteemed member of the 2010-2011 Cambridge Who’s Who as one of 400,000 prominent net-workers in the world.

I simply adore the words: fabulous, loveable, empower, tiny, small, spunk, sass, courage, determination, attitude and (to borrow a most delightful word from my own self-love coach) – Delicious!

Have YOU finished licking your wounds? Then it’s time to get back into the ring. Overcome life’s hardships with sass, courage, spunk, determination, and attitude…GET MOXIMIZED!

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