Thursday, December 7, 2017

Stay tuned for the talent show on steroids: Steve Gadlin's Star Makers.



If you don't know this Shark Tank success story, I'll bring you up to date. Back in 2014, Mark Cuban invested $10,000 in Steve Gadlin's off the wall business I Want to Draw a Cat for You. Link: http://iwanttodrawacatforyou.com/ Cuban got his money back in less than six months.

After going viral on the internet and drawing way over 10,000 cats, Gadlin branched out to start his TV show, Steve Gadlin's Star Makers in 2015. It's cross between a talent show and a variety show featuring a lot of oddball acts like pickle licking, rhythmic clapping, belly slapping, tapless tappingGadlin puts it all before the cameras, judgement free. Don't get me wrong; there are some more conventional performances, too. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW6xHrYx6iw&t=3s

He's moving on to Season 3 in 2018. 

If you want to see the Seasons one and Two on You Tube - Click here: 
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS6ZKGlw2PNQtvbC3p8HXUA

And...you can get a sneak peak at Season 3 if you join Patreon: 
https://www.patreon.com/sgstarmakers

To quote the Cat Drawing Guy - Whoopy!

Thursday, November 30, 2017

What Unites Us. Dan Rather's book couldn't come at a better time!

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These are troubled times. My two co-workers and I were just taking a time out from political stress today. It seems so many people in the U.S.A. are dazzled by Tweets and a slick marketing campaign. There are even Latinos for Trump after all of the horrible things The Donald said about Mexicans during his campaign. What is happening to our values?

Dan Rather's What Unites Us brings us back to the basic principles upon which the U.S.A. was founded. He kicks off his book with a preface titled Night Flights which recalls his journalistic career. He paints a good word picture.  Rather wrote a series of essays that remind me of building blocks: Freedom - the vote, dissent, the press; Community - inclusion, empathy, immigration; Exploration - science, books, the arts; Responsibility - the environment, public education, service; Character - audacity, steady, courage.

The Amazon link: Kindle version of What Unites Us

For Dan Rather's website, News and Guts - Click here: https://www.newsandguts.com/

Dan Rather has a lot of guts and I admire him for it.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

How about a free ebook to kick off your Thanksgiving weekend? A Dragon among the Eagles.



At the peak of Rome's might a dragon is born among eagles, an heir to a line both blessed and cursed by the Gods for ages. In A.D. 197, Emperor Septimius Severus led one of the largest invasion forces in Rome’s history against the Parthian Empire. Among the men of thirty-three legions is Lucius Metellus Anguis, a young man from an ancient Equestrian family. Against the wishes of his conservative father, Lucius is determined to pursue a career in the military and resurrect the glory of his family name on the battlefield rather than the marble of the Senate. However, as in all conflicts, Lucius’ ideals and his faith are challenged as he witnesses the worst in humanity. As the imperial legions fight their way through Mesopotamia to the Parthian capital of Ctesiphon, Lucius discovers the inner strength that may well ensure that this young dragon rises from the ranks of Rome’s eagles. Can a man survive the trials of war unscathed? Do the Gods indeed favor the bold?

This sounds very interesting. You don't come across a lot of historical novels set in the 2nd Century.

Download it by following this link: Free Books Hub Link


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book reviewers: Do you have a taste for some Culinary Lit?

The Girl in the Dark: Gripping romantic suspense in which every picture tells a story... by [Willis, Susan E.]

Susan Willis cooked up a romance with a generous helping of suspense. Let me give you a few bites.

Synopsis: When Kim starts a new food styling contract, she knows exactly who to ask for help: her old photographer friend Sidney. But a trip to his photography studio soon becomes interesting when she meets his new assistant, Alex. Suddenly, Kim is catapulted from her mournful existence into an explosive romantic relationship with Alex. 

Sidney, however, is wary. He thinks there’s something not quite right about Alex, and begs her to stop seeing him. Soon, Kim is wondering if she’ll look back and wish she’d listened…

Now, that would make me uneasy.  Here is the link for Amazon Kindle: The Girl in the Dark

And once you've read it, please leave a review - Thanks - Liz 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

My review of Destiny's Fate by Melissa Bell: A new twist on a romance between a god and a mortal.


Destiny's Fate: Dutiful Gods Series Book # 1 by [Bell, Melissa]

This is the first book in the Dutiful Gods Series. And here is my Amazon Kindle review:

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on November 8, 2017
Zandra Wilson has an insecure, toxic boss. Coming home late from a work party, 
someone runs a red light and nearly kills her and leaves her unsure if she will recover her sight. 
But then, she ends up in another dimension with a handsome, godlike man - a dream lover? 
This dream lover is distressed when she returns to her own dimension and wants to find her.
The dutiful god, Destiny bargains with his mother to seek her out. 
I find this a fresh, new concept. And I like books that are unique. 
It really draws you in.

Melissa Bell's Amazon Page: 

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gliese 581: The Departure - Free on Kindle through Sunday. Is this where Earth is headed?


Gliese 581: The Departure by [Shuck, Christine]

Many people on the Science and History channels are talking about colonizing Mars or the Moon. At the end of this century, what if we did?  Now take a look at what happens with the Calypso.

In the final days of the 21st century, Daniel Medry and a crew of brilliant and talented scientists and researchers leave Earth on a mission to the Gliese system - the first extra-solar journey of its kind.
Shortly after their departure, a terrible virus is unleashed upon Earth, highly infectious and nearly 100% fatal.
Soon the colonists will learn that there are some of the last unaffected humans left.
And if the challenge of establishing a colony on a distant alien world and re-creating the human race wasn't enough, someone on board is trying to kill them all.
Will Daniel and the rest of Calypso's crew survive the journey?

It sounds very thought provoking...
Want to check it out?  





Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Lainy Lane offers a free prequel to Field of Innocence to be released this Friday!




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And to sweeten the pot, this first book in the Euphoria Series is only 99 cents! 
What's it about?

Not all Faerie tales start with once upon a time or end with happily ever after.
Calandra thought she lived a normal life. She constantly fought with her dad, had a boyfriend who she knew was "it" for her, school was coming to an end, and her father would be out of town for the summer. Then a stranger comes to her in a dream, and life takes an unexpected turn. Calandra is thrown into a whirlwind, where she unearths the heritage her father has been hiding from her. She discovers a whole new world and finds that destiny doesn't always hand you the life you dreamed of.As she watches the pieces of her life fall, shatter, and settle, she must decide whether to piece them back together, or start over and attempt building a new one. Somewhere in-between those options, she might find who she is meant to be. The person strong enough to take her destiny face on, no matter how impossible it seems.

Sometimes Destiny is far too dark to give us a normal Faerie tale.


Find the free prequel here: http://amzn.to/2yObuzM
And the link for Field of Innocence: http://www.lainylane.com/works.html