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cherylktardif
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WHALE SONG by Cheryl Kaye Tardif

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Thank you for the invite to let book club members know about my novels.

I'd first like to introduce you all to what I call "my heart book". I am connected to Whale Song for many reasons, partly because the story originated from an old legend I heard as a child, and partly because it was the only novel of mine that my brother Jason ever read--before he was murdered.

Whale Song is the story of a young woman haunted by her past and by lost memories. It is a story of family ties, love, deception, tragedy, sacrifice and redemption that will change how you view life...and death. It is the perfect story for all ages, and especially for anyone who has ever lost a loved one.

My name is Cheryl Kaye Tardif. I am a Canadian suspense author. I was born in Vancouver, BC, but now reside in Edmonton, AB. I have 3 bestselling novels available.

Whale Song

The River

Divine Intervention

All three of my novels have been used as novel studies in various book clubs for adults and teens, although Whale Song is the most popular. You'll find a variety of topics in Whale Song to discuss, from native legends to bullying, abuse, racism, assisted death and living life to the fullest.

Whale Song is part family drama, part coming of age and part mystery. Originally marketed for women 30-60, it has now found a huge pre-teen and teen folowing, making it one of few novels that appeals to readers from 7-108.

If you choose to use Whale Song in a novel study, I have a discussion guide that is perfect for book clubs and schools. You can view the guide online or download the PDF.

http://www.whalesongbook.com/whale-song-discussion-guide

I also offer autographed bookplates to bookclubs. Just email me through my website.

Thank you,
Cheryl Kaye Tardif
"One doesn't simply read a Tardif story, one experiences it!" ~ Betty Dravis, reviewer
cherylktardif.com



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bookmogul
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Re: Seven Candles

The best part of this book is the author's description of the Seven Candles. It really fits in with the theme. Buy this book because you will love it.
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THE CHILD WITHIN by Sermeno, Al (available on wordclay.com)

I GREW UP IN EL SALVADOR IN A TIME OF WAR. AT AGE 5 THE GUERILLAS MADE ME PARTICIPATE AND WATCH THEIR TERRIBLE ACTS. WHEN I CAME TO THE U.S.A MY LIFE DIDN'T GET BETTER. AS AN ADULT I DEALT WITH AN INJURY WHICH RESULTED IN SEVERE MANIC DEPRESSION, ANXIETY AND VIOLENT BLACKOUTS WHICH ALLOWED LIFE INTO THE MONSTER THAT LIVES IN ME NOW. MY LOYAL AND LOVING WIFE STOOD BY ME AS MUCH AS SHE COULD HANDLE. WHEN SHE FELT THAT I BECAME A THREAT TO HER AND HER FAMILY, SHE LEFT. DUE TO MY MENTAL ILLNES I MAY NEVER REJOIN THE WORKFORCE AGAIN. AT AGE 30 I'M NOW ON SSI DISABILITY AND ALL ALONE. LET ME GIVE YOU A TOUR OF MY ILL MIND...........
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Hasanuddin
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The Dominium by Hasanuddin

The Dominium – Science fiction or science fact?

The ultimate classification of this work is yet to be determined, though it is officially registered under both designations with the official ISBN agency.

The debate concerning the science of this new book has been raging on the Scientific American community blog for over a month { http://science-community.sciam.com/forum.jspa?forumID=300005039 }. Even though detractors immediately began to attack this new theory (even before they had read anything) instead of finding flaws with the new work, they ended up supplying evidence that had not been included in the first edition. A week after debate began on Scientific American, the author posted links to access a free download of the abridged half-version of the book. Within 24hrs, the SciAm blogs were offline. If anyone tried to access any of the different blogs a message appeared: “System error – file missing.” On Dec 26th, the blogs had been repaired and Hasanuddin posted an article outlining why malicious cyber-attack was likely. The motive: to silence a discussion that the establishment was losing. More articles followed, as did unsuccessful attempts to find fault with the new model. On Jan 2nd and 3rd, the site that housed the free download was hacked into, the free version was deleted, and porn was posted throughout the vandalized site.

In terms of science fiction, this book is packed with all the materials that make a thriller: pending apocalypse, a scientific establishment blinded by greed and lust, and Biblical omens. The most ominous implication of the scientific model is that mini black-holes are expected to be stable. This particular implication accounts for measurements of “dark matter” (that has been documented by multiple high-tech facilities across the globe). On first glance the stability of mini black holes might seem inconsequential. However, the LHC project, which is due to be turned on in May of 2008, possesses the very real possibility of creating man’s first synthetic black-hole material. Before the advent of this new model, “common-knowledge” was that in order to achieve stability, black-holes required huge amounts of mass…therefore the LHC project was assumed safe. Terrifyingly, if this new model is correct, then the doomsday sequence would parallel biblical projections.

Again, is this new book science fiction or science fact? This is a question for your bookclub to decide. Actually, it is a question for the entire Earth to decide. If it is science fact, then we may have only until May of this year to find that out and act to prevent catastrophe. The stakes are incredibly high. If this new model is correct, then a $6,800,000,000 project must be shut down, and multiple other multibillion dollar projects would be called into question. This helps explain why detractors have been so passionate and why some might be motivated to criminally attacked both Scientific American and my own websites. Also, if this model is correct and no actions are taken, then the fate of the entire planet may be at stake.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?WRD=dominium+hasanuddin&z=y
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Re: Seven Candles



bookmogul wrote:
The best part of this book is the author's description of the Seven Candles. It really fits in with the theme. Buy this book because you will love it.




Sounds good! Will have to try it.
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I Got a Story to Tell by Synda Jacobs

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Hi my name is Synda and I just recently wrote a book. The name of it is I Got a Story to Tell. Its pretty good and if you read the synopsis you can see if your interested or not. I think its good but hey, I'll let my readers be the judge of it. Thanks.

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stay cool goes to charity

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I would just like make clear that 100% of all my author proceeds from Stay Cool go directly to feeding hungry children around the world. Feel free to contact the Feed the Children organization if you need confirmation. I don't see a dime from this book, so basically you get two things with your purchase: a great, literary novel and the satisfaction of knowing that your money went to a good cause.

Info on the book:
Stay Cool is a polemic against American culture which seeks to indoctrinate the ideas of celebrity, hero worship, materialism, wealth, etc. Instead, it is a book about enjoying culture and art, poetry, music, literature, food, family and friends. It teaches a life of simplicity much like Thoreau, along with the idea that we as humans are no more significant than anyone else who lives or has lived in the world. It is a book about learning to enjoy your existence. Stay cool, which means do not elevate yourself above others. Have fun. Don't get caught up seeking superfluous things that don't matter. Stay cool, man.


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Heaven At Its Best (Dr. Clarence Rucker, CCJP

Site: www.heavenatitsbest.com

This book is truly for lovers and it will excite the relationship.
"Heaven At Its Best." It is about a relationship that rivaled Solomon and the Shulamite Maiden in the Song of Solomon. This is the beginning of all relationships. This relationship overwhelmed the five senses and created a sixth sense called, "Heaven." It bypassed the imagination. Their essence left their bodies and went into each other. The man no longer stated, "She was his other half." He found out she was his other self. He truly found that a dog was not man's best friend; it was the lady if you treat her well.

Pref: Some people even wish upon those shooting stars. They do not know that “My Lady’s” beauty may be their wish. The moon at night becomes in awe of this beauty and come out to see her brilliance. Because of her beauty the Sun kisses the moon and disappears. Her illumination brightens the night and day. Sometimes the sun refuses to shine because of her bronze glamour. Nature responds to her as if she is a supernatural being and because of her nature takes her queue for life. What beauty when nature has to stand in line for her. Her eyes are glamorous and dazzling and show enchantment. The eyes are stunning and have a brilliant cluster. She is a work of art and no one can do art like God. He definitely put this beauty together. If only you could have seen her at the moment she began to dance, you would have been bemused that she was created with impeccable flawlessness. Authorhouse is the publisher. Barnes & Noble presents it well.

Teaser:When I use the term “My Lady,” I am describing a lady that has a sensation of “Aphrodisiac” within the landscape of her total being. This lady, as she dances across the floor, one cannot help but to label her “Salient.” Her “Lambent Radiance” is her aura and that aura is shear stimulation for the eyes that beheld her. Her being is self-sensation. What your eyes see, the essence of your being will respond. Her moves magnetized the eyes. When her dance was complete you could still see the waves of her moves like an after shock. It was like watching the heat waves flowing upward from the concrete on a very hot day.


Rev. Dr. Clarence Rucker, Jr., from Detroit to Atlanta has found his way as an elocutionist. Dr. Rucker is hailed as one of the great evangelistic voices of the gospel. He is a poet, educator, author, elocutionist, civil rights activist and Viet Nam Era Veteran. He travels and spread the gospel, “From Dust, To Life, To Power.” He is hailed as one of the great voices in the ministry. His wisdom is vastly becoming legendary. He now resides in the Houston, Texas area. He is a Minister and Evangelist of the gospel. From Detroit College of Business, to Wayne State University: to Calvary Theological Seminary, to Templeton, and Cornerstone University: Dr. Rucker has been inspired by the love of the gospel. His concentration is in Golf, Traveling, Real Estate, Public Speaking, and Reading. New writing to follow is, From Dust, To Life, To Power.

Faith is similar to a beginning: it appears diminutive and pathetic, but it has existence in it; and if it is cultured, it will develop and liberate power (Laconic, Dr. Clarence Rucker, 1944-.)

Must be enjoyed if the eyes touches the "Book."
CRuck
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Barracuda

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Hello new writers,

I'm so glad that I was directed to this site to help promote my new book. It is advertised on B&N, as a new release, but they do not have any in stock. I'll have to work on that.

If you like Jaws, you'll love Barracuda. Here is my press release.

Decorated Cop and Dive Master Pens Stunning Thriller That Mixes International Intrigue and Environmental Catastrophe

Barracuda by Mike Monahan is an edge-of-your seat adventure about a recuperating cop who faces a mutant barracuda.

The gripping crime drama, Barracuda by Mike Monahan, is a modern-day Jaws drama, pitting a wounded cop on a paradise island against a deadly barracuda.

Ever since Jaws, people have been wondering how safe it is to go into the water. Now ex-cop Monahan’s white-knuckle thriller Barracuda is about to make the beach an even more terrifying place. Detective Mick O’Shaughnessy is relaxing in the scuba diver paradise of Bikini Atoll, when he finds himself involved in international money laundering scheme, a territorial feud and an impending war between the Russian Mafia and the Japanese Yakuza. Added to this is a mutant barracuda who is snacking on tourists! Can he stop the crooks—and the fish?

Written in whip-smart prose, Barracuda is power-packed with authentic scuba diving
knowledge, police procedure and historical detail about Bikini Atoll. Fast-paced and wildly entertaining, Barracuda is truly the catch of the day.

About the Author

Like his father and grandfather before him, Mike Monahan was a member of the NYPD. A detective, he has worked on countless investigations and homicides before retiring as a decorated cop after twenty years of service. Now a professional Dive Master, he lives in Yonkers, New York

Thanks so much for having this thread for us new writers,
Mike Monahan


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Re: Read My Book! THE PORTRAIT by Joseph Barron

The Portrait is a sinister tale of a rational man who must ultimately decide how much he is prepared to risk, in order to avoid losing everything he loves.

I am a graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work and worked as a clinical psychotherapist in New York and California. I taught at the graduate schools of the City College of N. Y., U. C. Berkeley and Rutgers University. I currently live in Florida with my family

My website is: joebarron.net

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780595468713&itm=3