This Just In… Rook by Stephen G Eoannou

June 21, 2022 News Editor 0

Rook is based on the true story of Al Nussbaum. To his unsuspecting wife, Lolly, Al is a loving, chess playing, family man. To J. Edgar Hoover, he is the most cunning fugitive alive. Al is the mastermind behind a string of east coast robberies that has stumped law enforcement. After his partner, one-eyed Bobby Wilcoxson, kills a bank guard and wounds a New York City patrolman, Al is identified as one of the robbers […]

Fiction: Captain Cooked by S.P. Grogan

June 21, 2022 admin 0

S.P. Grogan’s Captain Cooked tells the story of a young videographer, Madison Merlot Dayne, who is the field producer on her chef father’s traveling and popular television cooking show, “Insatiable Delights.” When she arrives on the Big Island of Hawai’i, she stumbles across the poisoning of a famous Hawaiian singer, and then finds herself in danger while trying to solve the murder as well as tasting the delicacies of the islands. Captain Cooked interweaves 22 […]

Stealing Our Attention Back

May 9, 2022 News Editor 0

In the beautifully conceived and executed “How Books Help Us Stop Living in the Shallows” in Thrive, Arianna Huffington takes the time to tell us how the electronic age is rewiring our brains: and not in a good way. Huffington writes that our “new way of taking in information is driving our inability to focus and reflect deeply because it’s also altering the underlying architecture in our brains.“ Asa result, as a culture, we’re reading […]

Art & Culture: Chakras for Beginners by Karen Nguyen

May 9, 2022 News Editor 0

If you have ever done yoga, it is likely you have heard about your chakras and not totally understood what was being discussed. The reader can come to Karen Nguyen’s Chakras for Beginners with only the most basic understanding of chakras, what is meant by “aligning” them and what can be done for (let’s just call it) ultimate chakra health. Nguyen takes the guesswork away. The subtitle of the book is: “A Complete Guide to […]

The Ravens of Vienna

Fiction: The Ravens of Vienna by Adrian Grafe

May 9, 2022 admin 0

The Ravens of Vienna is British writer Adrian Grafe’s debut novel. Vienna in 1942 is a city overrun with Nazis, profiteers, and spies. A desperate Nazi officer, under pressure from his superiors, bullies Lichtblau, a banker, also a writer, into handing him over some of the bank’s money. He is the object of hatred on the part of Hellroth, who has always been in love with Lichtblau’s wife. As Lichtblau’s and his family’s lives become […]


Non-Fiction: InnovateHERs: Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top

April 22, 2022 admin 0

Drawing on current research about how entrepreneurial traits and skills lead to success, InnovateHERs: Why Purpose-Driven Entrepreneurial Women Rise to the Top shares the stories of how 29 of today’s top performing women leaders in the for-profit, nonprofit and public sectors leveraged their entrepreneurial mindset to “do good” and “do well” in their careers. Authors Barbara “Bobbi” Kurshan, senior innovation advisor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and Kathy Hurley, former executive […]

Dead-Bang Fall

This Just In… Dead-Bang Fall: A Nate Ross Novel by JR Sanders

April 22, 2022 News Editor 0

It is March 1939, and try as he might, private eye Nate Ross can’t seem to stay clear of Hollywood. His latest case, a penny-ante theft caper, turns deadly serious when one of the miscreants is murdered and Nate is the prime witness. No sooner does L.A.P.D.’s number one suspect — a former friend and disgraced ex-colleague — turn up asking for Nate’s help than he goes on the run again, from both the police […]

New You. Who knew?

Non-Fiction: New You! Who Knew? by David R. Edwards

April 22, 2022 admin 0

Life is messy. It flashes by as you wonder what your future will be and how to influence it. You struggle to take charge of your life and it’s frustrating. Trying new things never works as well as you hoped. Why isn’t your story as wonderful as those you read about? You are the focus in New You! Who Knew? by David R. Edwards. Each chapter is intended to help you build the core skills you […]

Crime Fiction: Blackout by Simon Scarrow

April 8, 2022 J. Kingston Pierce 1

I’m a huge fan of crime novels set in Europe during World War II. Although the deaths of Philip Kerr and, more recently, J. Robert Janes have lessened the supply of high-quality stories in that field, British author Simon Scarrow has stepped up with Blackout (Kensington), the top-notch opening installment in a Berlin-set series featuring Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke of the Kriminalpolizei. Like Kerr’s protagonist, Bernie Gunther, Schenke steers clear of Nazi affiliations. That makes […]

Non-Fiction: Intense Transformation by Paul W. Matthews

March 31, 2022 Linda L. Richards 1

Like a lot of people, over the last few years, I’ve added a small amount of HIIT training to my fitness routine. I knew it was good — a positive add — but I didn’t know how good and why until now. Despite its cumbersome title, Paul W. Matthews’ Intense Transformation: Discover How HIIT—the Most Powerful Exercise to Transform Your Mind, Body, & Spirit—Can Activate Your Full Potential, gets right to the core (!) of […]