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One Month Week Day Hour Minute Second by Rebecca Marie Book Feature – Win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Title: One Month Week Day Hour Minute Second

Author: Rebecca Marie

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 113

Genre: Self Help/Personal Growth

Format: Ebook

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Abuse knows no boundaries. It doesn’t care if you are rich or poor, old or young. It can enter your life at any time and stay as long as you let it. In One Month Week Day Hour Minute Second, author Rebecca Marie discusses that the key is to release the secrets, talk about the abuse, and take the power away from the abusers. In this memoir, she shares her personal journey surviving sexual and physical abuse, describing how abusive patterns started at a young age, how negative self-esteem continued to grow, and how it ended in her falling in love with a psychopath. One Month Week Day Hour Minute Second narrates how Marie was victimized and lived in daily fear and despair, but discusses how she chose not to remain a victim and took power over her own life. Hoping to break the cycle of domestic abuse one victim at a time, Marie tells her emotional story to call attention to the problem of domestic violence. Her story shows there is hope for others.


Rebecca Marie enjoys being a mentor and her goal in sharing her story is to help others see there is hope.

Four Noble Truths by J.D. Buxton Book Feature

Title: Four Noble Truths

Author: J.D. Buxton

Publisher: iUniverse

Pages: 397

Genre: Action/Adventure

Format: Paperback/Kindle

Dragon is a handsome, passionate and deeply devoted young man with a hidden, horrible past that haunts him into his present life. After suffering unimaginable abuse in a child pornography ring in Taiwan and an addiction to Heroin, Dragon’s only light on a path of darkness is his love, Raven, who more than fulfills his physical and emotional needs.

United by the organization that found and ultimately saved Dragon, he and Raven happily bask in the love of an adopted family of lost souls touched by similar pasts that includes their mentor Sensei, and Wax and Sarge, Dragon’s right-hand men. As they execute their missions to explore the underbelly of the world of human trafficking and the sex trade, and serve the purpose of the organization: to right the wrongs, they have no idea the path they are on will lead them to unlock the door to their freedom.

In this compelling story about redemption, love and fate, a young man, his love and his devoted team embark on a dangerous journey to execute vigilante justice for one purpose; to seek out and eliminate the perpetrators of the very crimes from which they all suffered.

J D Buxton was born and raised in Southern Ontario. After graduating from college, she pursued a career in sales and marketing and lived in Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary, Alberta where she raised her family. She is married with three children and currently resides in Southern Ontario where she enjoys all things equine, country and western music and home cooking.

The Labyrinth of Time by T.W. Fendley Book Feature – Win Prizes!

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The Labyrinth of TimeTitle
: The Labyrinth of Time
Author: T.W. Fendley
Publisher: Silent Partner Publishing
Pages: 226
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Format: Paperback/Kindle

Can Jade restore the Firestone’s powers before the First Men return to judge humanity? 

Spending spring break in Peru with her grandmother isn’t sixteen-year-old Jade’s idea of fun. She’d much rather be with her friends at Lake of the Ozarks. Then she meets Felix, a museum director’s son. Jade discovers only she and Felix can telepathically access messages left on engraved stones in the age of dinosaurs.

Following the ancient stones’ guidance, they enter the Labyrinth of Time and–with a shapeshifting dog’s help–seek a red crystal called the Firestone. But time is running out before the First Men return on the night of the second blue moon. 


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T.W. Fendley is an award-winning author of historical fantasy and science fiction for adults and young adults. She began writing fiction full-time in 2007 after working twenty-five years in journalism and corporate communications. In October 2011, L&L Dreamspell LLC published her debut historical fantasy novel for adults, Zero Time.

She fell in love with ancient American cultures while researching story ideas at the 1997 Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop. Since then, she’s trekked to archeological sites in the Yucatan, Peru and American Southwest. When she’s not writing, T.W. explores the boundaries of consciousness through remote viewing and shamanism. She currently lives near St. Louis with her artist husband and his pet fish.

Her latest book is the young adult fantasy, The Labyrinth of Time.

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T.W. is giving away two $25 Amazon Gift Card!


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  • This giveaway begins November 17 and ends on December 12.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on Monday, December 15.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

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Interview with Glenn Bassett, author of Wordplay

WordplayTitle: Wordplay

Author: Glenn Bassett

Publisher: Organization Diagnostics

Pages: 270

Genre: Business

Format: Paperback/Kindle

WordPlay lays out the functions of language as the foundation of what is loosely called mind. Studies of language in primitive cultures by anthropological linguists demonstrate the existence of a basic set of words called semantic primes in every cultural setting. Language is extended and elaborated on the foundation of semantic primes to construct a mental map of the perceived phenomenal world. Once in place, a rich culture of language is passed on from each generation to the next by example. Words ultimately become so ubiquitous and necessary that they take on a reality all their own. Mental maps become more real than the reality of direct experience.

Establishment of a critical capacity for knowing truth demands a study of psycholinguistics. The fund of social psychological research made available through research over the past century offers a window on the way words are used to captivate, illuminate, intimidate, inform and imbue us with intelligence.

WordPlay is a compilation of the most salient research that pertains to language use. It is a layman’s introduction to psycholinguistics. The emphasis is on how words shape behavior and become the substance of the mind. This is knowledge of those habits of mind that can interfere with straight, clear thinking. It is antidote to functional social ignorance of our rich language culture.

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What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I really enjoy myself in the role of tough-minded pragmatist and realist.  I don’t shy away from the difficult problems of social life and am comfortable in just about any context or circumstance.  I can speak or sing in front of an audience with full confidence.  I have no complexes or irrational fears.  I take life as it comes to me.

What is your least favorite quality about yourself?

Some people take my self-confidence as arrogance.  I guess I can’t help that very much, but I want to be accepted and liked.  It is often easier to be accepted when you are shy and humble.

How long have you been writing?

I began writing seriously as an entering undergraduate at Cal Berkeley.  A helpful professor advised me that with my very poor hand writing I would do better to type all my papers.  I quickly discovered that with a typewriter the words flowed effortlessly from my fingers onto the page.  The experience of being able to express myself effectively was addictive.  I have been wedded to the keyboard ever since.

Who or what influenced your writing over the years?

When I entered the world of full time employment I discovered that my ability to write lucidly and convincingly gave me a major edge over my competitor age mates.  My bosses were impressed with my “exceptional productivity”.  When I started publishing articles and books related to my job and career they were blown away.  Being an effective writer gave me great influence on those I worked with.  Writing was the key to my advancement.

How did you come up with the title of the book?

The first title of the manuscript was SPIN, which suggested manipulation and political maneuvering.  The idea is really so much bigger than just that.  I chose WordPlay to reference the semantic and cultural aspects of language.  Humans do play with words every bit as much as they perform productive work with them.  A more formal title might be something like A Popular Introduction to Psycholinguistics.  I have written the book for a broad popular audience.  The notion of psycholinguistics suggests an academic topic.  This book could be used in high school social science classes.

What was the hardest part of writing your book?

Keeping the writing at the level of popular readership.  I want to reach a broad popular audience, not impress a bunch of stuffy academics.

Give us three “Good to Know” facts about you. Be creative, you can talk about your first job, something that inspires you, anything fun that might grab the readers attention.

Over the course of a long career I have been an Air Force officer, an insurance claims investigator, Personnel Director of the largest hard rock mine in North America, a GE Corporate staffer and Congressional District coordinator for a presidential primary campaign.  I sing solos at church and occasionally direct performances of Handle’s Messiah.

Tell us a little bit about the cover art. Who designed it? What made you choose that particular image/artwork?

The cover art for WordPlay was created by Artful Image, the firm of my graphics designer and niece, Paula Severino.  The literal playfulness inherent in words is nicely illustrated by the image of Scrabble blocks spelling out the title of the book.

Dr. Glenn Bassett is Professor Emeritus of Management and former Dean of Business at the University of Bridgeport.  A graduate of Berkeley and Yale, as well as a former corporate staffer at General Electric, Dr. Bassett’s career has focused on applied Social Psychology.  WordPlay is the result of exended research into the science of psycholinguistics. He is the author of numerous articles and published books, including The Managers Craft.

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