Friday, April 26, 2013
By Seeley James
©The Editorial Department
The Geneva Decision is a fast-paced action thriller that will keep you rapt with attention from beginning to end.
Author Seeley James of Scottsdale, Arizona begins his tale in Geneva, Switzerland where his primary character, Pia Sabel surprises guests at a Banque Marot reception. After witnessing an assassin blow the head off banker Clément Marot, a gown-clad Pia burst into action in her high heels by single-handedly tackling the man.
“The assassin crashed face first onto the concrete pathway. She jumped into the air above him, her gown billowing around her like an unfurling parachute and came down hard. Her knees drove into his back on either side of his spine, halfway between the ribs and the hipbone. The impact forced the air from his lungs and pounded his kidneys.”
Pia took it upon herself to bring down this assassin, as she had just become head of her father’s firm, Sabel Security. However, the clever killer managed to escape police custody and immediately sought revenge. Pia became his primary target.
Although her father wanted her to stick to a desk job, the spunky Pia, who had become a well-known and wealthy soccer star, could not contain herself when several other bankers met the same fate. She followed her instincts and the assassin from the Swiss Alps to the jungles of Cameroon in hopes of finishing him off once and for all.
Despite beginning her new career green as the grass, Pia was determined to garner the admiration of the agents under her, who had years of experience behind them. Her initial goal was to track down the killer but in the process, discovered a massive web of treachery and deceit.
If you love a good mystery with plenty of action, The Geneva Decision will not let you down. The author displays a unique talent for keeping the story moving at a lightning fast pace right to the final page.
Seeley James has authored a series of thriller short stories and novels featuring Pia Sable. His previous efforts include The Battered Suitcase and Short Thrills. James was finalist for the DeMarini Award in fiction, and was short-listed for the Fish Publishing Award and Debut Dagger Award.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
By Brian Francis HeffronCopyright 1/1/13Available at Amazon.com February 15, 2013
In the preface of this book, author Brian Francis Heffron begins with a tale of how as a young man, he hitch hiked across North America to see its many sights. Traveling free across the country and telling drivers anything that made the ride more exciting.
“Each new ride and new car was a new audience and got a new fable about who I was and where I was going," he writes
The story he relates from there, however, focuses more on love – something that is also free and needs to be shared with everyone.
the plot and the people lived once in a time of tenderness, rebellious music
and long hair that was quite different from our times now,” he notes.
it certainly is a tender story that involves both brotherly love and true
devotion from an exceptional woman – a woman he affectionately refers to as the girl with the Colorado Mandala.
soft sandy hair was now up, coiled carefully into a complex circular bun,
spinning slowly back inwards like a mandala.”
with love comes other human emotions including jealousy, anger, mistrust and even
revenge. The author weaves these human frailties into an interesting story that also offers
adventure, lust, danger and ultimately true joy.
story takes place in a rugged but beautiful small town in Colorado and the
author’s descriptions are spellbinding. Through the voice of character, Paul,
one learns of the longstanding friendship between him and a Vietnam War vet
named Michael, who has his own demons with which he deals.
on the other hand, is a laid back sort of guy but when he sees Michael’s
relationship with Sarah unraveling, he is caught between his dedication to his
friend and the love that grows for Sarah. The author presents colorful
descriptions of these characters as well and it’s difficult not to feel for
each of them.
you enjoy a good brawl, a frightening adventure or a passionate love scene,
you will get all of these and more in this book. It is surely one you won’t want to
put down until you reach the final page.
Mandala by Brian Francis Heffron will be available on Amazon.com as of February
“We are also doing a 20-stop
national bookstore "Author Appearance" tour starting in San Francisco
and including, Boston, N.Y.C., Chicago, L.A., Buffalo, Colorado Springs, etc,” Brian
Brian is also an established poet with a published Spoken Word Poetry CD.
As well, he is a filmmaker and art collector. As a filmmaker, he has
established an award-winning career in motion pictures and PBS television
production. As such, he has become a much sought after reader and public
speaker. To learn more, go HERE.
Saturday, January 12, 2013
By: Sylvia Browne
Published by: Harper One
Afterlives of the Rich and Famous by Sylvia Browne gives readers a glimpse into what our souls can expect once we reach the other side and we certainly don’t rest on our laurels.
After meeting our pets and loved ones when they emerged from the tunnel, the celebrities – like the rest of us according to Sylvia’s spirit friend Francine – were taken to a “Scanning Machine” where they had an opportunities to view their most recent life as it unfolded in front of them.” Then most of them jumped right into working on issues that meant the most to them, such as Abraham Lincoln, who is part of a panel of political, spiritual, environmental and scientific experts…” and Farrah Fawcett, who has joined other researchers on the other side attempting to find a cure for cancer – the disease that took her life. According to Francine, any breakthroughs in research are then “infused” into people on earth.
When Rock Hudson, who died of AIDS-related complications
arrived on the other side, he could hardly wait to begin training as an
Orientator, “to help other AIDS victims make as smooth and peaceful a
transition as possible to the Other Side.” A number of the celebrities have chosen not to reincarnate
again on earth. Others are anxious to return, such as Elvis Presley, who
Francine said came back and was born in France “in late November 2004. This
time, he is blond with blue eyes, and will not be famous this time around.
“He will devote his voice and his talent as a composer to his devout
Catholicism, writing hymns and performing them solely for church services and
special events,” Francine said adding that he will become a monk and work with
Some of the singers who have passed over, including Dean Martin, Sammie David Jr. and Michael Jackson continue to perform on the other side, while Albert Einstein is a co-professor at physics and astrophysics seminars teaching others who plan to become involved in related work once they reincarnate. Still others like Natalie Woods, Marilyn Monroe and George Harrison have chosen more quiet lives on the other side.
Of all the celebrities, George Carlin and Katherine Hepburn were the most interesting given that they had been atheists during their lives. When George emerge from the tunnel and was greeted by his wife, Brenda, among others, Francine said, “I wish you could have seen the look of shock on George’s face” when he “rediscovered that there really is life after death." after all.”
A few of the celebrities, including Heath Ledger, who died of intoxication brought on by “six prescription medications” and Patrick Swayze, who died of cancer and suffered a “relapse” after visiting the Scanning Machine were “cocooned” for a period of time Francine said to help them overcome their problems. Chris Farley, who died at the age of 33 from “a cocaine- and morphine-related heart attack,” arrived “distraught and disoriented.” He was cocooned twice, the second time receiving “more intensive therapy.” However, he now teaches “brilliant classes in world religions” as well as classical dance and swimming.
Only a handful of celebrities, including actor Bela Lugosi, and comedian and actor Richard Prior remained earthbound for a while before making their way through the tunnel to the other side. Richard stayed here for about four years wandering from his home to “the backstage areas of the Improv” and “watched fellow comedians perform” at the Comedy Store. It seems Richard “did not believe God would accept him after the flawed, sometimes violent, often self-destructive life he’d lived.”
Overall, Afterlives of the Rich and Famous offers hope to all that their existence will not end at the point of their physical deaths and those who choose to do so, can still contribute to the betterment of people’s lives on earth even if they do not wish to reincarnate again.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
By J.F. Elferdink
Published by Beyond Communication LLC