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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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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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Author Cornelius Wright’s new book “Black Boy from the Barrio” is the first in a series of memoirs sharing the challenges and triumphs of his life in Northern California

Cornelius Wright, a certified life coach, author, speaker, and philanthropist who has just recently found out his true calling in life, has completed his new book “Black Boy from the Barrio”: a collection of candid autobiographical essays offered to motivate and inspire.

“Black Boy from the Barrio” is a series of books about Cornelius “Neo” Wright. It’s an ongoing saga about an African American man who is living two different lives. The first half of his life was spent doing nonproductive things like partying, watching television, and working on physically demanding jobs. During his mid-thirties, he had a wakeup call and realized that he needed a “check up from the neck up.” He found that he was on the same career and life path that his beloved father (who was a farm laborer) had warned him to avoid. In 1994, he was introduced to some local business owners who were living the life that most people would only dream of. Fortunately, they were willing to coach and mentor Neo if he would make the time. He took them up on their offer, and the rest is HISTORY. At the time, little did Neo know that he would someday rewrite HISTORY for himself and countless others someday in the future. Well, that SOMEDAY is now. Welcome to “Black Boy from the Barrio” Volume 1.

Published by Page Publishing, Cornelius Wright’s engrossing book is the first in an inspiring series of autobiographical works offering personal testimony to the limitless possibilities of positive change.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “Black Boy from the Barrio” 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 Patricia Jensen’s new book “John or Is It Fred: A Glimpse of the Jensen Family Saga” is a compelling portrait of a family living during a turbulent era in history

Patricia Jensen, a proud mother of two sons and grandmother of three grandkids and the former cohost of a radio talk show on KKRN in Round Mountain, has completed her new book “John or Is It Fred: A Glimpse of the Jensen Family Saga”: a riveting and potent depiction of a real-life family living through a tumultuous era in American history.

Describing her inspiration for this story, the author writes, “While cleaning the garage during the virus lockdown in 2020, Bill found the wallet referred to in the book, along with numerous other items in multiple boxes. We had moved from San Diego on New Year’s at the turn of the century, and the boy’s old footlocker toy box managed to house a number of collectable items and family heirlooms. These were boxes of relatives’ memorabilia and old pictures that had been handed over to us from his mom and upon the death of older relatives.

“With Bill’s help, I was able to create a time line of events from the dozens of items we found. His recollection of a number of the noteworthy ones helped create this story.

“He helped identify many of the characters in pictures that turned up in this book. He also recalled many stories that his dad, Fred C. Jensen, referred to as Freddie early in the book, told him. He remembered many visits from relatives when he was a boy, and the numerous ‘war’ stories overheard.”

Published by Page Publishing, Patricia Jensen’s personal tale follows true-life colorful characters of the 1920s to 40s as they lived full and adventurous lives. They lived at a time when they were called upon to build a city and a historical dam, to grow a fledgling spit of a town in the desert into what would become the world-famous city of Las Vegas.

The Jensens were rugged individuals on a desert frontier living ordinary lives during an exceptional time in American history, and they continually rose to the occasion. They survived Prohibition, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and made many wartime sacrifices. Along the way and by complete chance, they bumped into numerous famous personalities.

Readers who wish to experience this gripping work can purchase “John or Is It Fred: A Glimpse of the Jensen Family Saga” 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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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.

For additional information or inquiries about “Living a Miracle,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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