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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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New book explores the question of whether or not broken hearts can be mended

Life’s Detours: Alexandra’s Choices” (published by Archway Publishing) by Badiaa Hiresh follows the life and journey of a young woman facing an unexpected pregnancy without support from anyone and choosing to chase her dreams anyway.

Alexandra is a dreamer, the youngest child of a large, reserved family. She longs to escape her small-town life and begins a secret life when she is nearly 16, singing at a small pub in the next town over. Her parents find out and give her a choice: stop singing or leave home. She leaves and soon finds herself involved with a much older man. When she discovers she is pregnant, however, her entire life changes once more. She sets out on a journey to a big city, determined to make her own choices and find her dreams, regardless of the challenges she faces.

“Each of us is a unique individual with great potential. At times we make mistakes that will be radical to change in our life, we need to face mistakes with strength, embrace the unknown with courage, and learn that those mistakes were simply stepping stones to a better tomorrow,” Hiresh says of what she wants readers to take from her book.

“Life’s Detours” is available for purchase online at the Archway link above, from Barnes & Noble and on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Detours-Alexandras-Badiaa-Hiresh/dp/1665708190.

“Life’s Detours”
By Badiaa Hiresh
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665708197
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665708180
E-Book | 216 pages | ISBN 9781665708203
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Badiaa Hiresh was born in Lebanon in 1964 where she lived and worked, raising two daughters Vanessa and Tiffany. Hiresh also lived in the USA which gave her an international perspective on her home country. Her career was between the family jewelry business and the educational sector, but her passion was for writing. She spent years as a peace education coordinator, the phase that inspired her to write the book, “Mommy I Am a Pacer!” helping children deal with everyday know-how in life. Additionally, she wanted to be the voice of emotional relief for every woman and relationship through “Where is My Angel?” the biography book where she shared her life experience. Hiresh’s goal is to be the voice of the voiceless and encourage women to speak through her blog “Your Everyday Coffee” and I Channel on YouTube.

Simon & Schuster, a company with nearly ninety years of publishing experience, has teamed up with Author Solutions, LLC, the worldwide leader in self-publishing, to create Archway Publishing. With unique resources to support books of all kind, Archway Publishing offers a specialized approach to help every author reach his or her desired audience. For more information, visit archwaypublishing.com or call 844-669-3957.

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Bobby Lee Favors’s newly released “A Journey Toward Home: How Life experiences led me to the very heart of God” is a compelling example of spiritual growth

“A Journey Toward Home: How Life experiences led me to the very heart of God”: a potent exploration of the author’s spiritual journey. “A Journey Toward Home: How Life experiences led me to the very heart of God” is the creation of published author Bobby Lee Favors, a loving husband, father of three beautiful children, minister, teacher of the gospel, military veteran, and a very successful businessman. He has conducted missionary work in Turkey and Albania.

Favors shares, “If you are taking the first steps on your life journey or if you have been on the road for years, you are sure to be refreshed and renewed as you began to journey closer to the very arms of God. Your life dreams and aspirations do not have to be put on hold or out of reach, no matter what cards life has dealt. You can come forth and come out. Truly you are the one that controls your life’s destiny, not your past faults or mistakes. This book will show just how the Lord can take you out, clean you up, and renew your mind, body, soul, and spirit.

“Can God forgive and use you? My answer is absolutely because he did it for me, so I know that as you read my story, you will see that if he can forgive and restore this old country boy, then he can surely lift you up from your unwanted circumstances. As you read through this book, you will come to understand your value and purpose for being on earth. Christ will help you complete His very purpose in you. You are not too far gone to where He does not know where you are, and He is seeking after you.

“This book will reflect through my story, that our precious life will be filled with mistakes. However, we must understand that on the inside of those who have accepted Christ is the life of a risen savior. It is my hope that everyone who believes and lives for Christ can experience the excitement of life to its fullest and the abundance of blessings that God has promised to us all. I challenge you as you read this book from start to finish, opening your heart and mind to feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit and the process of change taking place.

“Through this encounter, revitalization will begin to inspire you to move forward on your life journey. I have been blessed to have experienced God’s greatness. There must be a strong desire to trust God’s leading even when the way forward seems hidden. The journey ahead of you is so much brighter than the road behind you. You can and will complete your journey to the very arms of God.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Bobby Lee Favors’s new book is an enjoyable and thought-provoking exploration of personal faith and what leads one back to God.

With thoughtful reflections and honest accounting of the peaks and valleys of life, Favors shares a meaningful journey in hopes of inspiring others.

View a synopsis of “A Journey Toward Home: How Life experiences led me to the very heart of God” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “A Journey Toward Home: How Life experiences led me to the very heart of God” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “A Journey Toward Home: How Life experiences led me to the very heart of God,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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Author Larry M. Johnson’s new book “At the Speed of Light” is a thrilling novel that will leave readers questioning whether it is based in reality

Larry M. Johnson, who survived the near-death experience of being hit by a hit-and-run driver in 1983, has completed his new book “At the Speed of Light”: a gripping and potent novel based on the author’s comical idea of what it might be like to live in Strawberry Fields forever.

Author Larry M. Johnson writes, “You are now in a black hole: a place where turbulence rises, and all order disappears. The most extreme destination in all the universe, and you have briefly and completely traveled through and are now inside his unconscious mind.”

Published by Page Publishing, Larry M. Johnson’s mesmerizing tale takes readers on a fantastic journey through the author’s descriptive and vivid imagination.

Readers who wish to experience this intriguing work can purchase “At the Speed of Light” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Janet King’s book “We Didn’t See This Coming: And It Could Happen to You—Alzheimer’s Disease” is an informative work that shares the reality of Alzheimer’s disease

Janet King, a daughter to two parents with Alzheimer’s, has completed her new book “We Didn’t See This Coming: And It Could Happen to You—Alzheimer’s Disease”: a gripping and potent work the gives readers an idea of the realities of Alzheimer’s disease so they may prepare and not be shocked if they are thrust into position of being a caregiver for someone with dementia.

Author Janet King introduces her work, writing, “Sometimes, events in our lives nudge us to do things we may have never considered doing. That is exactly what happened to me. I was dealing with both parents who were battling Alzheimer’s disease at the same time. As the disease progressed, I realized I was totally unprepared to handle what I was being faced with. This was particularly true with my dad and his delusional thinking. I reached a point where I knew I needed to journal because I was never made aware of the horrors this disease can present. I knew I needed to share my experiences because I knew what I was dealing with was not unusual.”

Published by Page Publishing, Janet King’s compelling work was written to help others facing dementia and help spare some of the pain that Alzheimer’s disease causes.

Readers who wish to experience this original work can purchase “We Didn’t See This Coming: And It Could Happen to You—Alzheimer’s Disease” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Author MaryAlice Kelly’s new book “The Silver Circle” is a compelling tale of magic, mystery, and friendship in the tiny kingdom of Lamara

MaryAlice Kelly, a lifelong writer and married great-grandmother with a wide range of interests including animals, especially cats, stars, needlecrafts, music, reading, and miniature houses, has completed her new book “The Silver Circle”: a fast-paced adventure that keeps the pages turning until its poignant conclusion.

The crown of Lamara was legendary, the creation of one mystical people and the gift to Lamara of another. It has the power to choose the king, and when it chooses the younger son over the elder, trouble begins. When it is lost and the king dies, it leaves Gunther, an adolescent boy, as heir, and the rejected uncle becomes regent.

This is also a tale of friendship, the kind of friendship that encourages one man to always tell a king the truth, whether he wants to hear it or not, and his sons to follow his example. There is a price for this kind of loyalty, and each man pays it in his own way: the first one with death, the second with captivity, and the third with change.

Is the price too high?

What kind of king will Gunther be?

Published by Page Publishing, MaryAlice Kelly’s engrossing book is an excellent choice for avid medieval fiction readers.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Silver Circle” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing understands that authors should be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Author James Kirkwood’s new book “When Fathers Don’t Hug” is an inspirational memoir about how fathers may have an everlasting influence on one’s life.

James Kirkwood, a retired Army colonel who served for 29 years then established his own IT consulting firm and currently works on his tree farm in Texas has two children and five grandchildren and an MBA, has completed his new book “When Fathers Don’t Hug”: a motivating and intimate memoir about James’ life with his father growing up and how his life has been shaped by his father.

James writes, “The place was perfect for learning to shoot and track game, learning what you could eat and what not to eat in the woods and how to find it, fishing (with a pole and without a pole), hunting with and without a gun, building a shelter, and just having the freedom of ninety acres all to myself. My first gun was a BB gun. I did a lot of shooting at cardboard targets in the backyard. Daddy gave me his Springfield single shot .22 rifle when I was nine years old; this was a year before my mother knew I was shooting a real gun and she thought I was too young then.

“From about eight years old until I was twelve, Daddy and cousin Tom would teach me the Indian skills they had learned from those old Indians in the family. Cousin Tom did not have any children, although he had been married several times and Daddy and he were like brothers, so they both taught me.”

Published by Page Publishing, James Kirkwood’s personal tale reveals how important a relationship with one’s father is in life.

This memoir is an interactive book that gives readers lessons at the end of each chapter. The purpose is to show how to build a better relationship with one’s father by portraying and seeing what it is like to have an influential father. Readers will follow along James’ memoirs about his father and hopefully build a stronger connection to their own father, whether he hugs or not.

Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase “When Fathers Don’t hug” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

Page Publishing is a traditional, full-service publishing house that handles all the intricacies involved in publishing its authors’ books, including distribution in the world’s largest retail outlets and royalty generation. Page Publishing knows that authors need to be free to create, not mired in logistics like eBook conversion, establishing wholesale accounts, insurance, shipping, taxes, and so on. Page’s accomplished writers and publishing professionals allow authors to leave behind these complex and time-consuming issues and focus on their passion: writing and creating. Learn more at http://www.pagepublishing.com.

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Thom Shipley, a resident of Baltimore, has a new book. “Racism: Then and Now” is a memoir of the lasting legacy of bigotry on his formative years in postwar Maryland.

Thomas R. Shipley, a former teacher and administrator who, days after his retirement from the Maryland State Department of Education, embarked on a second career as the executive director of the National Association of Federally Impacted Schools. It was a new association of public schools and reservations, dealing with federal funding for American Indian and military-dependent students. He soon became a consultant to the House and Senate subcommittees on education, and retired in 1988 to become a serial entrepreneur. Thom now volunteers as a mentor in entrepreneurship at the University of Baltimore, and has just completed his fourth book, “Racism: Then and Now,” a wrenching retrospective on his personal experiences as a witness to subtle and overt racism in the Jim Crow era and beyond.

The author writes, “This book is divided into two conspicuously different parts. The first half contains five relevant, true stories, which started me on a thought-path to trying to understand racism as I was living it. The stories took place in the ’40s and ’50s and range from mild to poignant. They are all true and are retold here just as I lived them. Not very long ago, racism of every variety was alive and well in most of the United States. It was a right of privilege, passed on to a large portion of the White community, and it was an unbearable burden, passed on—generation after generation—to what I knew then as the Colored Community. Generation after generation, in every family, the torch was passed. From kitchen table conversations to Supreme Court decisions, racism was passed on. Every child “had to be carefully taught.”

“For more than eighty years, I have watched it morph from subtle acts of noncompliance into violent explosions. I have watched acts from lynching for flirting to murder for being Black. We have had local riots and international demonstrations, and little has honestly changed.”

Published by Page Publishing, Thomas R. Shipley’s engrossing book is a must-read for anyone interested in the legacy of racist attitudes across many facets of American society. Readers who wish to experience this engaging and frequently controversial work can purchase “Racism: Then and Now” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, and Barnes and Noble.

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Author Encourages Readers to Emphasize Their God-Given Gifts and Live a Meaningful Life in New Inspiring Self-Help Book

In “Greatness: Identifying, Discovering, Cultivating, and Unleashing the Seeds of Greatness Within You,” author Allen Dotson shares actual events and scenarios that occurred in his life. With God as his guide, Dotson could navigate life, discover his place in society and know what he was born to do. Through this faith-filled book, readers will learn the tools to relinquish their fears and uncover their full potential through the unique gifts God has given them.

Over time, Dotson has seen individuals try to define why they are here on Earth or what they are here to do and not knowing their purpose or gift. Once he realized many struggle with this concept, Dotson was inspired to write this book to assist individuals.

“There is a reason why we all have different gifts,” said Dotson. “Someone’s gift may differ from others but that doesn’t mean anyone is less important. It is not easy to tap into but once you do it is amazing what you can accomplish with hope and desire for the greater good.”

“Greatness” has received praise from Amazon reviewers.

“Wow! This book is very inspiring, uplifting knowledgeable, and informative. This book will motivate, instruct the reader on ways to move forward with their life, abilities, and help the reader find their place in society as well as use their abilities for the benefit of themselves and the world. This book is a must read. I gave it a high rating because of it’s application to real life possibilities, and content.” ̶ Amazon Reviewer

“. . .I couldn’t have read this book at a better time in my life! Practical, and knowledgeable & challenging on many levels. . .” ̶ Amazon Reviewer

Regardless of one’s relationship with God, “Greatness” helps to identify, discover, cultivate and unleash the gifts that God has instilled in each individual for the greater good of society. Throughout the book, Dotson discusses the process God goes about to accomplish this. Ultimately, readers will feel inspired to begin their own self-discovery journey.

“Greatness: Identifying, Discovering, Cultivating, and Unleashing the Seeds of Greatness Within You”
By Allen Dotson
ISBN: 9781664225169 (softcover); 9781664225152 (electronic)
Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and WestBow Press

About the author

Allen Dotson is a Christian author and full-time pastor. He is the founding pastor of the Miracle Center Church in Texas and is also the founder of Fellowship of First Christian Ministries, Inc. Allen oversees the weekly telecast, Be Encourage, that airs Sunday mornings in 56 cities throughout Texas. He received an associate degree in Religion from Liberty University and is currently halfway through his Bachelor of Science degree in Religion from the same university. Allen currently resides in Tyler, Texas.

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Jay Ptacek’s newly released “The Calling of Johnny Little” is an inspiring story of a man who receives an unexpected assignment from God

“The Calling of Johnny Little”: a creative and enjoyable narrative of Christian life and God’s way of working within one’s life. “The Calling of Johnny Little” is the creation of published author Jay Ptacek, a native of Virginia who later moved permanently to Oregon after spending summers there with his loving father.

Ptacek shares, “Johnny Little has always been a man of faith. He does his best to look at situations and people through eyes of love and understanding. One day, while on a family outing, he felt a pull to prayer. Stepping away to a private place, he knelt down by a stone and bowed his head. That’s when he had an experience that would change his life forever.

“He received a calling to serve in a way he had never expected.

“As Johnny faces his tasks, he is guided by his faith. Will his faith hold as he walks the path laid out before him?”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Jay Ptacek’s new book is a compelling read that explores the concept of divine calling and humanity’s capacity for faith.

Ptacek’s creative and faith-based tale is one of profound faith, the importance of family, and how any true believer can receive an unexpected call at any moment. With affable characters and an intriguing theme, readers will be eager to find out how this tale unfolds.

View a synopsis of “The Calling of Johnny Little” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Calling of Johnny Little” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at Amazon.com, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Calling of Johnny Little,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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