April 25, 2017

"The Circus and Joe Brown" Is a Fun Read for Children Everywhere

The Circus and Joe Brown
Follow a friendly lion as he strolls around town and makes new friends

ISHPEMING, MI — Have you ever been to the circus? If you have you would know that it is one of the most interesting places in the world. It is chock full of interesting sights and sounds from circus clowns to trained animals. The smell of popcorn and the sweet taste of cotton candy is commonplace in the circus. In short the circus is a truly fun and vibrant place. In The Circus and Joe Brown the author Dottie Allegro-Canal takes readers on a fun trip through the circus.

This is the story of a big lion, with a big attitude who was too sweet to even notice that he was intimidating some people. He marched into the little town and got everyone excited for the show to come, under the big tent. The Circus and Joe Brown is a well written children’s book that combines clever wordplay with well-drawn illustrations. The main character of Joe Brown is a whimsical character that captures the imagination and gives you a nostalgic feeling.

The Circus and Joe Brown is a truly well-crafted story that will entertain kids and show them a whole new world of fun and adventure.

The Circus and Joe Brown by Dottie Allegro-Canal

Paperback | ISBN 978-1-945496-69-1
PDF | ISBN 978-1-945496-70-7
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-945496-71-4
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-945496-72-1

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About the Author

Dottie Allegro-Canal was born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, but has lived in California for many years. She has written many children’s books but only recently got up the courage to seek publication. She is married and has 2 sons, to whom she constantly read when they were much younger.

April 20, 2017

"Notorious Casolini" Follows One Man's Quest for Justice

Notorious Casolini
Author Angelo Crapanzano creates a thrilling read of intrigue and vengeance

ISHPEMING, MI — To what lengths will you go to avenge a wrong? To what depths will you stoop to gain true justice? In Notorious Cassolini author Angelo Crapanzano creates a truly immersive read that follows a good man’s quest for justice and how it changed him forever.

Inspired by real events, the novel Notorious Casolini tells the story of the life and adventures of Peppino Casolini. Peppino lived in the city of Barrafranca, Sicily, in the early 1900’s. A gentle person of high moral values dedicated to his family, he wanted nothing more than the simple life of a farmer, with those he loved nearby. But fate had other plans for Peppino. When Peppino’s beautiful younger sister spurned the advances of the son of the ruling mayor, it ignited a fire that would consume the entire family. The oppressive ruling class of Barrafranca turned the full force of their power on Peppino and his family with deadly results. However, from their seats of privilege and authority, they never imagined that a gentle farmer might rise up against them with a furious vengeance.

Building on the known historic facts of Peppino Casolini, author Angelo Crapanzano weaves an exciting story filled with unforgettable characters, passionate romance and an unexpected conclusion that will knock readers off their feet!

Notorious Casolini by Angelo Thomas Crapanzano

Softcover | ISBN 978-1-946735-41-6
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946735-42-3
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946735-43-0
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946735-44-7

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About the Author

Angelo Crapanzano is a full time writer who retired as Manager of the Electronic Research and Development Department of an aerospace corporation. Notorious Casolini is his third Novel. He has written six novels. He is currently working on his seventh novel. It is not yet named. It is a romantic novel about two young lovers who had to overcome many problem to get together. Angelo lives with his wife of 65 years near Akron, Ohio.

April 18, 2017

"Realness" Is a Beautiful Tome of Faith and Freedom

Author Rinea Simpson is a beautiful compilation of poetry on life

ISHPEMING, MI — Life is full of challenges and it can sometimes be very confusing. This is the world we live in and if you do not have a real sense of self you can be lost in the strong currents of life. Author Rinea Simpson knows this better than anyone, and through the years she has seen the injustice and pain that is prevalent throughout the world. Which is why she has set out to write poetry that combats these evils. With her poetic heart and love for life she strives to help other people through her poetry.

Realness is a beautiful compilation of Rinea Simpson’s poetry and short stories. It encompasses her many experiences in life and how she faced every challenge with her own unique blend of creativity and courage. The poems found in this enlightening read tackle many issues humanity faces in this day and age. The issues range from lack of educational support to the difficulty of faithfully living a faith filled life. All the poems are lovingly written and radiate the author’s need to illuminate readers on society’s need for social change. The poems show the author’s love for life and her perceptions on the world.

This illuminating poetry book takes readers on a captivating look through the author’s life and how faith shaped her as a person.

Realness by Renea Simpson

Softcover | ISBN 978-1-946250-52-0
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946250-54-4
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946250-55-1
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946250-56-8

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About the Author

Renea Simpson a native of Florence, Alabama and a 1979 graduate of Coffee High School, Florence, Alabama. She served in United States Army, retiring in 1989. Attended Faulkner University (Florence, Alabama), from 1992 to 1996, receiving Associate of Arts degree in Theology. Attended Heritage Christian University, 1998 to 2001, receiving an Associate of Arts degree in Theology. Currently Renea is pursuing her first passion, writing poetry and short stories.

April 16, 2017

"Life's Challenges Over Me" Is a Truly Inspiring Read

Life's Challenges Over Me
Book follows a young man’s incredible journey from poverty to success

ISHPEMING, MI — Life is a truly multifaceted thing. There are times where you are truly happy and there are also times where sadness seems to go on forever. And during these times of sadness and hardship, you will need to have a truly indomitable spirit to survive. Author Hamidullokh Zabikhullaev Life's Challenges Over Me is a great example of this perception on life.

Life's Challenges Over Me follows the life of Ali who is only a young boy when he loses both his parents. To fulfill his mother’s dying wish, Ali pledges to never give up and begins working odd jobs, like cleaning cars and shoes. One day while Ali is working, he meets Mr. Arden a wealthy man who adopts him as a son and renames him Jonnish. Although Jonnish enjoys living in a new house full of luxuries, he must also face the challenges of unexplainable memory loss, serious medical problems and grief over the loss of his family.

Readers who are interested in novels featuring compelling characters as well as strong message, such as never giving up hope despite how challenging life might seem, will enjoy Life’s Challenges Over Me.

Life's Challenges over Me by Hamidullokh Zabikhullaev

Softcover | ISBN 978-1-946492-25-8
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946492-26-5
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946492-27-2
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946492-28-9

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About the Author

Hamidullokh Zabikhullaev was born in Uzbekistan, Tashkent. His family were musicians. His father, mother and two older brothers and he himself went to the same music school. Everybody loved music in their family but he was not a fan of piano or other music instruments. He sold a lot of books when he was eleven to twelve years old because his mother was an author too. He used to sell her books, to his friends or to people who interested in reading. In 2012 His family moved to the other part of the world, America and he had to start everything all over again but he loved learning English and loved writing in English and this is his first book. He is 18 years old.

April 11, 2017

"Fiction or Prophecy" Shows Dangers of Terrorist Attack

Fiction or Prophecy
Author Angelo Thomas Crapanzano delves into the dangers of terrorism and its effects on civilized society

ISHPEMING, MI — The world is getting more dangerous every day. With the rise of terrorist attacks through the years, the general public is now in fear of the threat that these terrorist group pose to the free world. To what depths will they stoop to achieve their goals? Author Angelo Thomas Crapanzano addresses these dangers in his immersive new book Fiction or Prophecy.

The idea for Fiction or Prophecy was born through a casual discussion with a neighbor in the author’s family room. The discussion was based on the news that one of the terrorists claimed that they were secretly developing a backpack nuclear bomb and planned on bombing ten of America’s largest city.

Officials wrote it off as an idle threat, and that they could never get ten nuclear backpacks into the country. The neighbor questioned how they could say that, when a million Mexicans cross America’s borders daily, with backpacks of drugs, weapons, and personal items.

Having been in the scientific field and seeing how electronic technology had exploded during his life time, the author had no doubt that it was a matter of time and that terrorist would not hesitate to use it. He wondered what would happen if the terrorist was telling the truth. This enticed the author to write a novel on this threat. Is this novel purely fiction or is it a prediction of what was to come?

Fiction or Prophecy by Angelo Thomas Crapanzano

Softcover | ISBN 978-1-946735-32-4
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946735-33-1
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946735-34-8
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946735-35-5

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About the Author

Angelo Thomas Crapanzano was born in Cleveland Ohio on August 23, 1927. He served in the Army during World War 11. He fought in the South Pacific in the Philippine Liberation Campaign. After his discharge, he attended Cleveland State University. He graduated in 1951 with a degree in Electronic Engineering. Angelo worked for forty-two years on electronic systems for military and advanced commercial aircrafts. He has several patents in aircraft electronic. In 1987 he was promoted to Manager of Electronic Research and Development Department. To keep up with the technology he taught electronic for seven years at Akron University Evening Division. He retired in 1993.

April 3, 2017

"Ariadne's War: Sorcerer's Dilemma" Is a Swashbuckling Tale of Magic and Danger

Ariadne's War: Sorcerer's Dilemma
Author John Sinisi takes readers on a truly epic adventure

ISHPEMING, MI — The author John Sinisi has always been fascinated by science fiction and fantasy and has always dreamed of writing an epic novel of his own. In Ariadne's War: Sorcerer's Dilemma the author finally realizes this dream. In this fantastic novel readers are taken to a world of magic and intrigue.

Ariadne's War: Sorcerer's Dilemma takes place in the world of Bezriel. It is the home of sorcery powerful enough to transform the world. For many Bezrielites, including the powerful young sorceress, Ariadne, sorcery is the mystical key to living in harmony with nature. But for William, the most powerful sorcerer in modern times, sorcery means power over nature and people. Ariadne’s War is the story of three intertwining struggles: the civil war between modernizing King Soren and a rebellious nobility determined to preserve feudal traditions; the war of four mighty kingdoms triggered by Soren’s expansionist ambitions; the struggle between the sorcerers William and Ariadne over the future of sorcery and the soul of Bezriel.

This immersive book is a masterful amalgamation of magic and political intrigue. The interactions between the characters is realistic and is tastefully balanced out by the fascinating concepts of magic. Ariadne's War: Sorcerer's Dilemma is a must read for fantasy aficionados everywhere.

Ariadne's War: Sorcerer's Dilemma by John Sinisi
Paperback | ISBN 978-1-946492-74-6
Hardback | ISBN 978-1-946492-75-3
PDF | ISBN 978-1-946492-76-0
EPUB | ISBN 978-1-946492-77-7
Kindle | ISBN 978-1-946492-78-4

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About the Author

John Sinisi, the author of Ariadne’s War, is a retired university professor who spent as much time reading fiction as the philosophy, economics and business literature that he taught. He had a decade’s long fascination with science fiction and fantasy, especially books, such as Asimov’s Foundation novels and Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy, which while entertaining the reader, teach much about the hidden depths of the world we live in.