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New novel reveals a story of intrigue, suspense and paranormal mystery with a touch of wry humor

New novel reveals a story of intrigue, suspense and paranormal mystery with a touch of wry humor

“In a deep dream I saw an Alchemist, his back to me, speak an indistinguishable chant to a wilted, dead rose. Instantly it returned to life, radiantly beautiful again. Then the Alchemist spoke in a strange base voice, stating, ‘I am V’– and he disappeared. I woke up knowing he wanted me to write his story,” Jack Groverland states.

“Alchemist V and his Power Over life, Love and Death” (published by Balboa Press) tells the story of an older man, a paraplegic who is offered the opportunity to steal and inhabit the healthy, young body of an innocent young man by a devious alchemist who has been living in stolen bodies since the 13th century. Will the older man leave his wheelchair and pursue the girl he loves? Will he murder for his own freedom and love?

An excerpt from the book reads:

Likewise, he was assured the game of life had no secret power vying for or against anyone. You were on your own to play the hand you were dealt. There was no sin, no bad karma, as Buddhists define it, only the immediate consequences of your decisions and the fickle factor of luck.

“This novel will challenge the readers to evaluate their understanding of what is truly right or truly wrong,” Groverland says. When asked what he wants readers to take away from the book, he answers, “Not everything they see or think they know is what it seems to be.” For more details about the book, please visit https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/828068-alchemist-v

“Alchemist V and his Power Over life, Love and Death”
By Jack Groverland
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781982267865
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 342 pages | ISBN 9781982267858
E-Book | 342 pages | ISBN 9781982267872
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Jack Groverland is a novelist, screenwriter, playwright and a new age teacher. He is a graduate of the New School of Social Research in New York City and is a self-taught practitioner of the life-transforming mysteries of life. He and his wife Norma live in Boulder, Colorado where they are the leaders of the Unity Spiritual Center – guiding people in meditation, spiritual healing and personal transformation.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 844-682-1282 today.

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An alienated young airman caught up in desperate battles discovers that brotherhood is the path to life

Edgar Doleman served in the military for 20 years. Upon his retirement from a second career in information technology, he felt an urge to write about the war, not so much about his own experiences but about the amazing character of the men who fought it which resulted in the novel, “Arlen’s Gun: A Novel of Men at War” (published by AuthorHouse).

Arlen Washington, an alienated young airman serving as a gunner on an Air Force AC-47 gunship that is hit and crash lands in no man’s land. It is the monsoon season, weather grounds the rescue helicopters, and the crew is rescued by an Army unit. Events strand him with his rescuers, soon caught up in desperate battles where the airman gradually discovers that brotherhood, not his self-centered alienation is the path to life.

“We live in a self-centered society and this book shows through the crucible of combat that the self is most profoundly expressed through acts of compassion and empathy that ultimately create courage,” Doleman says. “Both combat veterans and former anti-war protesters will find this story realistic and revealing of what men experienced in battle and how they reacted.”

The publication of “Arlen’s Gun: A Novel of Men at War” aims for readers to realize that in spite of everything, people will still be good at heart. For more details about the book, please visit https://www.authorhouse.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/822367-arlens-gun

“Arlen’s Gun: A Novel of Men at War”
By Edgar Doleman
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 338 pages | ISBN 9781665508582
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 338 pages | ISBN 9781665508605
E-Book | 338 pages | ISBN 9781665508599
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Edgar Doleman, veteran of a 20-year career as an infantry officer, served in Berlin, Korea, various posts in the U.S. and two tours in Vietnam. Prior to his first tour in Vietnam, Doleman commanded a basic training company where young draftees and volunteers transitioned from being civilians to being soldiers; from being kids to being men. During the war, he commanded an air cavalry infantry company, served on a division intelligence staff and as an advisor to a South Vietnamese infantry battalion. After his service, he wrote “The Tools of War,” one of the Time-Life series, “The Vietnam Experience” and “Arlen’s Gun: A Novel of Men at War.”

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrates over 23 years of service to authors. For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 833-262-8899.

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Gerlean Y. Baylor’s newly released “My Pretty Inside” is an encouraging children’s story that expresses the importance of valuing oneself

“My Pretty Inside”: a charming and positive message for children. “My Pretty Inside” is the creation of published author Gerlean Y. Baylor, a loving wife and mother who strives to support all who need encouragement. Ever committed to learning, Baylor has achieved an MBA in Organizational Development from Upper Iowa University (2002), an MBA in Human Resources from Capella University (2016), and is presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management from Northcentral University. She is also a 2020 inductee in the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, and the Society Human Resources Management (SHRM).

Baylor shares, “Today there are many images and characteristics of what the world classifies as ‘pretty.’ The impact of these images affects how girls see themselves in comparison to these images. If girls do not have features that are characterized as pretty, they don’t consider themselves pretty. Have you ever felt this way? In this book, I pray you understand that God has made you unique, the best you there is to be in this world. You are pretty just the way you are. There are many different races, cultures, personalities, sizes big and small, which are pretty in their own way. There is no one in this world like you, and that is special within itself. God cared enough for you to create only one you in this whole world. He chose you and equipped you with all the best features and characteristics to be the prettiest you. You are able to become anything in this world that you care to dream of becoming as God leads you in your purpose. Unique, loving, kind, and talented as you are, God has given you a purpose in this world and as you read this book and affirm whose you are, how pretty and unique you are inside, please understand that you are just as pretty outside. You have been created in God’s image and your pretty inside is just as great and pretty as your outside for this world to see.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Gerlean Y. Baylor’s new book is a motivating opportunity for parents, educators, and guardians to discuss the true value that everyone holds.

Baylor’s message is clear and determined within the pages of this sweet and empowering children’s narrative.

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Consumers can purchase “My Pretty Inside” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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Richard A. Gallo’s newly released “Majoring in the Minors: A Blueprint of Hope” is a compelling exploration of common societal issues faced today

“Majoring in the Minors: A Blueprint of Hope: From a Christian Perspective Overcoming Racism, Injustice, Domestic Violence, and Other Evils”: an encouraging message of hope. “Majoring in the Minors: A Blueprint of Hope: From a Christian Perspective Overcoming Racism, Injustice, Domestic Violence, and Other Evils” is the creation of published author Richard A. Gallo, a loving husband of over fifty years to Vicki with whom he shares two grown children and three grandchildren. Gallo is a retired pastor within the United Methodist Church who has a Master of Divinity degree from New Brunswick Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Science and Master of Professional Studies in Human Relations from New York Institute of Technology. He was also a police officer and detective in New York for twenty years.

Gallo shares, “If you or someone you know has never experienced racism, bigotry, injustice, abuse, or domestic violence, then this book is not for you.

“But if you or someone you know has been such a victim and suffered from such societal evils, then perhaps you are not reading these words by chance. Perhaps God has brought you to this moment to make a difference, for deep down in your heart, you know that this is fundamentally wrong. And just maybe, God through his Spirit, has brought you to this very moment to say, ‘Enough is enough,’ and start doing something to begin eliminating racism, bigotry, injustice, abuse, and domestic violence.

“Rev. Gallo lays out a twelve-step process that he has termed A Blueprint of Hope from a Christian Perspective. Utilizing twelve messages or themes of hope (one from each of the minor prophets), as well as the teachings of Jesus, he formulates a plan. This plan incorporates both small group ministry within the local church and neighborhood outreach to the surrounding community where these societal evils rear their ugly heads and have devastated individuals for generations. These twelve messages, as well as a unique perspective and insights that he has gained over forty-two years of police work and active ministry, he formulates a blueprint of hope that encourages individuals to catch a vision of what might be if people begin to look at each other through eyes of love and hope, rather than hate and despair.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Richard A. Gallo’s new book is a creative and compassionate look at modern society’s divisive tendencies and what can be done about it.

Gallo shares in hope of encouraging others to find a way to make a difference within the current societal norm based on the teachings of Jesus and twelve themes of hope found within the stories of each minor prophet’s life.

View a synopsis of “Majoring in the Minors: A Blueprint of Hope: From a Christian Perspective Overcoming Racism, Injustice, Domestic Violence, and Other Evils” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Majoring in the Minors: A Blueprint of Hope: From a Christian Perspective Overcoming Racism, Injustice, Domestic Violence, and Other Evils” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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Larry W. Poland, Ph.D.’s newly released “Wisdom for the Trenches: God’s Solutions for Life’s Challenges” is a creative exploration of Proverbs

“Wisdom for the Trenches: God’s Solutions for Life’s Challenges”: a fascinating and motivating acknowledgment of modern spiritual challenges. “Wisdom for the Trenches: God’s Solutions for Life’s Challenges” is the creation of published author Larry W. Poland, Ph.D., a loving husband and father of six with fourteen grandchildren. A graduate of Wheaton College, Grace Seminary, and Purdue University, Dr. Poland integrates experience as a college president, founder of a Christian radio station, TV talk show host, author of nine books, creator of the world’s largest traveling mixed media presentation, traveler of 82 countries, and consultant to executives in global media to create this current work.

Poland, Ph.D. shares, “World War I—when ‘trench warfare’ was the awful way wars were fought. It was not just the drudgery of digging the trenches. It was the horror of living in them in mud, ice, snow, and bombardments. For the person of faith, everyday life has its own moral and spiritual trench warfare with constant bombardments by the enemies of our souls.

“When King Solomon and his wise friends wrote the divinely inspired Book of Proverbs, they knew life was warfare. They gave advice about the dangers of adultery, the stupidity of getting into debt, and the folly of not learning from the disastrous decisions of others . . . whom they called ‘fools.’ They made Proverbs a guide to survival and victory.

“For nearly four decades, Larry Poland served Jesus Christ in what he calls ‘the epicenter of folly’—Hollywood and New York media. All the while, he studied the Bible’s basic textbook on wisdom, Proverbs. He translated these wonderfully practical principles into the treacherous world in which you and I live—and fight the spiritual war—in the trenches of life.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Larry W. Poland, Ph.D.’s new book is an encouraging opportunity for renewal in one’s determination to maintain faith in God.

With an insider’s perspective on media culture and a significant understanding of biblical lessons, Dr. Poland presents readers with a contemporary view of classic lessons found within scripture.

View a synopsis of “Wisdom for the Trenches: God’s Solutions for Life’s Challenges” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Wisdom for the Trenches: God’s Solutions for Life’s Challenges” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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Paul O. Ross’s newly released “Evolution of Love and Hate” is a creative and thought-provoking opportunity for personal growth

“Evolution of Love and Hate”: a motivational discussion of self-awareness. “Evolution of Love and Hate” is the creation of published author Paul O. Ross, a native of Guyana, South America, and a loving husband and father of four. He carries a bachelor’s degree in technical management and a master’s degree in project management.

Ross shares, “My dad, Dr. Burton Ross, always used the following illustration to define decision-making. If you found out one day that the twenty-dollar bill you had was a counterfeit, do you throw away all twenty dollar bills you acquire? Has a negative experience forced you to make a radical and permanent decision? This book forces you to see if you were unconsciously programmed.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Paul O. Ross’s new book is an eye-opening opportunity for self-growth.

The author presents an intelligent discussion of the power of learned behaviors in respect to how one acts and reacts in their life.

View a synopsis of “Evolution of Love and Hate” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Evolution of Love and Hate” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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Vickie Borshow-Gibson’s newly released “Beezar Bush: The Bush and the Rescue” is a creative tale of the Book of Exodus

“Beezar Bush: The Bush and the Rescue”: a unique perspective on a familiar biblical story. “Beezar Bush: The Bush and the Rescue” is the creation of published author Vickie Borshow-Gibson, a loving wife, grandmother, and busy homesteader who is thankful for the full life God awarded.

Borshow-Gibson shares, “Have you ever wondered why you exist? Does your child ever ask, ‘Why aren’t other kids like me?’

“This book touches on historical issues that will affect us even to this very day. It involves a journey that so many have never thought of taking. Yet, Beezar Bush had no other options.

“Beezar Bush also pondered those questions above. His plant life reveals the tough road he will venture into.

“When Beezar was at the lowest point in his plant life, something happened to him. He did not understand the ultimate value of his existence and this chance meeting in the desert of Mt. Sinai. This meeting not only affected Beezar and every offspring of plants he could ever put forth, but it also had a redemptive outcome for the people of Israel. Of course, this viewpoint is from Beezar’s experience of it. Beezar was invited into a redemptive factor for a future event, in which his bush offspring will be used again in a redemptive and selfless act of a very brave and holy man approximately 1,500 years later.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Vickie Borshow-Gibson’s new book is a compelling opportunity for biblical discourse with young readers.

Borshow-Gibson’s take on the familiar tale of Moses and the burning bush is one that will explain the importance of trusting in God’s plan to any student of the Bible.

View a synopsis of “Beezar Bush: The Bush and the Rescue” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Beezar Bush: The Bush and the Rescue” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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Kathleen Cooper’s newly released “Living a Miracle” is a powerful testament to faith in the face of a traumatic event

“Living a Miracle”: a powerful story of survival and grace. “Living a Miracle” is the creation of published author Kathleen Cooper, a loving wife and mother who works as a licensed nurse.

Cooper shares, “This book is written to inspire readers on how faith can change a person and families’ lives.

“My family has been through many trials and tests throughout the years, and by the grace of God, we have overcome them all, even when we had no idea the Lord was working in our lives; he still is. It is when we look back on the past that we will notice just how the Lord has worked continuously throughout our life.

“The most recent tragedy of almost losing our son is what truly turned our faith around. We witnessed an absolute miracle before our eyes; and there were many family, friends, and medical staff that witnessed it with us. Very seldom do you hear of a person surviving carbon monoxide poisoning, and if they do, the outcome isn’t good due to brain damage and physical body organ damage. At least that is what the statistics and science shows. In our case, we received the impossible, and we have God to thank for that.

“You don’t have to be a perfect person or a perfect Christian to receive and witness miracles in your life. What everyone needs is faith.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Kathleen Cooper’s new book is an emotional story of one young couple’s prayerful fight for their child.

This personal and emotional tale is certain to pull at the heartstrings of parents as they witness this medical miracle unfold through the author’s heartfelt retelling.

View a synopsis of “Living a Miracle” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Living a Miracle” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

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Bertin Mangongo debuts as a published author with the release of ‘This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?’

First-time author Bertin Mangongo invites readers to join him as he talks about his homeland, youth and experiences in “This Thing Called Life, Do We Learn As We Go?” (published by Balboa Press).

“Combining these three images of Africa’s struggles, the USA my country and my own family struggles and challenges, I came up with the concept ‘That thing called life’ to illustrate the senseless of life in many circumstances of our journey in the earth from one generation to another. Do we really learn as we go?” the author states.

This book takes a deep analysis of Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s struggles to find a way out, and the challenges that Mangongo’s family faced in their early years in the United States. It touches on the challenges that parents are facing raising kids (teenagers) in America. It also explores the pain, confusion and disillusion of the alternative facts era which promotes lies and misogyny in social media. Finally, the book paints the struggles and challenges as inherent to human life.

With the publication of “This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?” the author hopes to remind readers that life is not a straight line. The most important thing is to learn from one’s mistakes, get back up, work hard and keep the hope alive. “There is always a light at the end of each tunnel…” Mangongo adds.

Visit https://www.balboapress.com/en/bookstore/bookdetails/817429-this-thing-called-life-do-we-learn-as-we-go to purchase a copy.

“This Thing Called Life, Do we learn as we go?”
By Bertin Mangongo
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781982270667
E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781982270650
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Bertin Mangongo has in-depth knowledge of African, Europe politics and cultures. He can speak fluent French and English as well as two African languages (Swahili and Lingala). Because of his commitment to serve, Mangongo was involved in many community activities in Charlotte including: The Congolese Community of Charlotte where I served as president (3000 families for four years), Harvest Center, Crisis Ministry, Catholic Charities, and the City of Charlotte Mayor’s International Cabinet. He is currently the executive director of Kuby Services LLC and a professional consultant for New Markets Development and Products Diversification Strategies Planning & Implementation. He worked for about 10 years in corporate America. He had done all this while successively obtaining a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, completing his Master of Business Administration at Queens University of Charlotte, and pursuing a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Gardner-Webb University.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with the worldwide self-publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit balboapress.com. To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 844-682-1282 today.

 

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