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The Bellringer: Volume 1 of The Year of the Red Door

The Bellringer: Volume 1 of The Year of the Red Door
William Timothy Murray

The epic fantasy that you’ve been waiting for begins. “This is the Fellowship that you haven’t been able to find since LOTR.” “A wonderful plot, unlike anything you’ve read before. A great beginning of an epic journey…the feeling it gives and the feeling it leaves in the reader is deep and long-lasting.”

For centuries, the Great Bell was silent…

It remained undisturbed, nearly forgotten by history, hidden away in the ruins of an abandoned fortress. The enchantments within its iron slumbered, its secrets protected by silence. Until someone discovered how to ring the Bell, other secrets would remain safe.

One day, while running an errand, a young store clerk took a wrong turn, then another, until he found himself deep within the old fortress where the Great Bell waited.

It waited for him.

And when the hapless clerk rang the Great Bell and released its enchantments, his troubles began.

For he had become The Bellringer.

He claimed it was all an accident, that he did not mean to ring the Bell. Fate, it seemed, thought otherwise, and proof of the Bellringer’s destiny began to emerge just as the world spiraled into war. Revolt and treachery worked to break apart the Seven Realms. Armies were on the march. The faraway King, obsessed with his own power, seemed unwilling or unable to prevent the looming catastrophe.

Perhaps a new King was needed…if only someone could penetrate the secret of the King’s power and take the throne before it was too late. It was foretold that the person who discovered the True Name of the King would become the next King. But who was capable of such a thing?

The Bellringer.

The Year of the Red Door

244 Days Remain.
That is all.

The Year of the Red Door has begun, and four months have already passed by. This is the story of the last 244 days.

Uncanny things are taking place in the world, mysterious powers are stirring, and there are signs of coming change. Like pieces on a game-board, ancient forces are moving into position, gathering strength. Many sense the portents and see the signs, but few know their meaning. Fewer still understand what must be done. But who is there to do it?

In only 244 days, six intrepid travelers must cross thousands of miles, to the far edge of the world, to find a place that may not even exist. A legendary place called Griferis where a new king may be prepared, trained, and judged for worthiness. It is their bid to find that place, to discover the secret Name of the King, and to make one of their companions the new King. But hope is thin, and time runs out. Can the Name be found? Can the Usurper use it to take the throne? And will it make any difference? It already seems too late.

In the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens comes a new heroic tale, a story of ageless love and brave determination, of tragic loss and the hope of redemption. During this quest, mythic powers arise from the ancient past, fate collides with destiny, and the world edges swiftly to its final destruction or to its ultimate fulfillment. Only the Bellringer can tip the balance of fate, but the world is almost out of time…

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50 Golden Rules For a Happy and Fulfilled Life

Ever wanted a compass for life? Herein is a step by step guide to a happy and fulfilled life presented in 50 golden rules from the life compass of a medical doctor born poor currently doing residency in a teaching hospital in Europe.

The rules in this book are plain, amazing, simple and down to earth. You will: learn to live life like a winner and not like a loser • Be better able to cope in times of adversities or challenges • Learn to have a firm grip and understanding of life • Be presented with a step by step guide on core issues about life to help you experience and live to the fullest of your potentials • Be encouraged to see an extra reason to give and receive, be willing to be more generous and compassionate • Be able to utilize it as a reference to tap into any challenging situation reflecting core aspects of life prompting you to tackle problems more maturely and by avoiding shortcuts • Learn to love and understand what happiness and satisfaction means for you • Learn how to look beyond your shortcomings and rise above failures • Appreciate increasing your money thermostat, bury poverty and start to better think money and wealth • Receive clues to figure out your purpose of life • Take nothing for granted as you harness your potentials and blessings of life • Understand the importance of humor and laughter • Understand karma and spirituality • Appreciate the importance of good health, good sex, good mind, good friends and family • Learn to see criticisms or failures not as a backlash but as a chance to step up and get better or fight on • Understand and appreciate that the best leaders are the ones that are empowered through service and willingness to make the clan and others get better • Value the importance of thwarting the ignorance and pettiness in practicing racism, aggression, terrorism, discrimination and instead learn to replace them with peace, justice, law, order and most importantly love.

Research shows happiness tends to lower the risk of cardiovascular problems; this means less risk of heart attacks and less strokes. Happy people are less likely to have injuries and accidents, more likely to have healthy relationships, less likely to commit suicide and tend to live longer among others due to the aforementioned reasons.

Read these rules with an open mind in good times and in challenging moments!

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Essential Oils Guide

This book contains over 118 essential oils and recipes. (48 generally safe essential oils plus 20 Best massage therapy oils, 26 Essential Oil Recipes and 24 most effective arthritis cure Essential Oils) for the treatment and cure of: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joints Pain, Depression, Fatigue, Inflammation and Haemorrhoids.

Chapter 3 and 4 contained over 20 readily available essential oil recipes for Massage Therapy, Bath, Rheumatoid Arthritis Cure, Joints Inflammation Cure, Joints Pain Relief and Haemorrhoids Cure. The recipes and oils contained in this book will offer you the final solution to various health challenges.

My interest to write this book was birthed, when I realized the effectiveness of certain essential oils for the treatment and cure of, Arthritis and Joints pain problems suffered by my 72 years old grandma. She suffered from arthritic shoulder and severe pains in and around her joints. We took her to different physicians and they did their best to manage her situation. Drugs like Fentanyl, Oxycodone, Celebrex, Ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin were prescribed to give her relief, but none could cure nor offer long/permanent solution. After years of using various drugs, other side effects began to emanate. During this period, she complained that she was sick and tired of living her life on drugs. This was the turning point of her life.

A family friend whom had suffered from similar illness recommended a physiotherapist for us whom she said, offered her a solution when she suffered from arthritis and joints pain problems. To this very moment, I am glad we gave it a try and we were never disappointed. Within a period of three (3) weeks, my grandma’s health rejuvenated, her color became brighter and she was full of more live. –All thanks to Aromatherapy massage and certain essential oils administered – topically (cold and hot compress), Bath, Inhalation and Massage. Whether you’ve heard before or you’re hearing it for the first time, over 46 million people had been affected so far by Arthritis in the US. So, it’s high time we take back what belong to us (good health) by using safe essential oils and herbs.
The essential oils recommended in this book are safe. After all, most of them were used by my grand mama, my mom and dad, and few once I have used personally to treat joints pain.

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Time Without

Time Without
Veronica R. Tabares

Award winning novelist Veronica R. Tabares has released her new novel, Time Without, which tells the hilarious adventure of a family traveling through time.

Time Without is packed with fun family antics, good humor, and promises an unforgettable romp through time with a spunky family.

Veronica’s new book centers on Vanessa. It all starts with a normal family life for Vanessa with her husband and kids. Until one fine morning when Vanessa wakes up to find the world drastically changed. The plot deepens when she realizes that her husband is in grave danger and the onus is on her to find out what exactly is creating the mayhem in her world. Her search for the answer takes her to the department of time travel (Department of Temporal Adjustment). The story takes on a whole new exciting turn from here as Vanessa & her kids embark on a thrilling and fun-filled adventure through time.

“I am excited about my new novel Time Without. The book offers insight into the chaos that could happen if the wrong person hopped back into the past and messed things up a bit. I love humor, and this book should keep you entertained as you join Vanessa and her kids in their crazy journey through time. Science fiction doesn’t always have to be for nerds—in fact, a dash of family drama makes the whole thing even more interesting. I really think you’ll enjoy reading Time Without,” stated the author.

The author holds a BA degree in Anthropology, and Master degrees in Library & Information Science and Creative Writing. Her last novel was Gray Zone (2014) which won her Bronze in the Juvenile/YA category in the esteemed Feathered Quill Book Awards. She also has proved her skills in screenwriting and has written multiple screenplays that have received great response in various contests.

Time Without marks the 6th novel for Veronica but it’s the first one where she has narrated the great tale of a family traveling together through time to save a loved one— as well as half of humankind.

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The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm

The Blue Unicorn’s Journey to Osm
Sybrina Durant

Everybody loves unicorns! OK Maybe not but those that do will really enjoy this fast-paced coming of age story that contains over 40 fantastic illustrations.

Blue was the last metal-horned unicorn born. Problem is–he doesn’t have a metal horn. And the prophesy slated him to save his tribe. Everyone knows no metal means no magic! He is going to have to use his wits and good old common sense to achieve this lofty goal. Blue has no intention of letting his tribe down.

This is a great story for teens and older readers.

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Free Multimedia Book of Dark and Romantic Poetry and Short Stories

Shadowy and mysterious works of poetry, mixed with stories and scenes from the author’s upcoming book, and all combine in this extensive range of works by Ronald Randazzo, which will draw you into his world of dark romance and ethereal beauty.

Poems like “The Golden Branch” speak of a twisted logic, analogies of nature and a deal not worth doing, while “A Birthday Letter” is deep and conceives suggestions of a love that has been lost and will never be returned.

A Moment in Your Arms is 220 pages of personal thoughts which keep you on your toes and make you question everything. It is a collection of beauty and madness, of hope and despair and of love and sometimes hate. Immerse yourself in its pages, select a single poem when you are in need of something different, or sample a few pages when you find that you have time to reflect on their words. It is a book which can be read in sections or picked up and dropped as the mood takes you.

Also includes a BONUS selection of chapters from the in-progress and unpublished novel Sadly Jane & Empty.

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Bea by Laura Lawrence

Laura Lawrence

Bea follows Paige’s journey to become a mother. Paige and her husband Stuart are desperate to become parents but are struggling to conceive and once pregnant, Paige has lost all of her babies. Plummeting into depression she fall for her new best friend, Jeremy, he’s kind and caring and knows how to stop her pain that she’s kept hidden from her husband. Paige struggles to get through the days and thinks a new life with Jeremy could be the answer. What a shame he’s perfect for her life long best friend. In a bid to save her crumbling marriage Paige sets up her two friends and works on her own relationship. Will she be able to succeed in her dream of becoming a mother now the depression has been lifted?

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Chronicles of a Barnyard Life: Smile Mr. Cow!

Dear Reader,

I am so excited to share my Children’s book “SMILE MR. COW!” with you!! It has really been a labor of love for the better part of the past year. 🙂 So I hope you like it! Check it out on Amazon-Free preview inside!

The story is about Mr. Cow, who is trying to find happiness. He’s reminded by his barnyard companions to zoom out, look around, and absorb the gifts that life gives us. It’s an uplifting story focusing on soft skills such as empathy and gratitude. Did you know that soft skills such as these and communication and determination are the biggest predictors of success for children? Not academics, not GPA, not IQ. It’s all that stuff that parents try to instill in their kids early on. This was the inspiration behind the book.

As part of it’s debut, I’m thrilled and humbled to be able to give 100% of the proceeds from AMAZON during the month of APRIL to my all time favorite Charity (from my hometown Memphis, TN) ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL!! So get a book or two and give some away ;).

Thank you for your support and encouragement. Please Like & Share or Post an Amazon review!! Hopefully Smile Mr. Cow! can raise some money for some really awesome kids.

Dr. Priya Sun
Philadelphia, PA

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The Seasons of a Giant

The Seasons of a Giant
Pamela Hartley

Isabel Margaret LaDuke was a designer of couture bubble bath fashion until she inhaled her bubbly choker and hurled. She was also the greatest hunter of all time until she realized her arrow only flew from her fingers to the ground when it’d fall off her bow. But in the face of many fails, Izzy had one sterling attribute, unbridled bravery. And now, she’d have to prove it because Izzy had a giant problem. Literally.

In brave pursuit of a cattle rustling monster, Izzy finds herself smack-dab in the middle of Behemorph Territory: home to giant, shape-shifting monsters who eerily melt into their surroundings to stalk their prey, her Groundling people. Izzy must befriend the very monster (Boone) she fears, for only he holds the key to returning her home alive. As the two unlikely heroes confront terrible creatures and deadly enemies, Izzy will learn a lot about Boone—and she’ll discover her own incredible potential. And to make matters worse, her disappearance has caused an impending battle between the Groundlings and a savage, Icelandic tribe of Behemorphs bent on the decimation of her race. But in the end, Izzy will have to choose: rescue the monster she’s grown to love, or return home to save her people from a disastrous attack.

THE SEASONS OF A GIANT is a MG fantasy which warms the heart, tickles the soul, sends a shiver down your spine, and proves that everyone, no matter how small, can dig deep and summon up the courage of a lion; a Beauty and the Beast meets the BFG meets Jack the Giant Slayer….a ‘feel good’ monster story.

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