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“The Secret Gospel of Ireland” by James Behan and Leo Behan

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People generally think of religion and science as two separate forms of knowledge that are in perfect opposition. However, authors James Behan and Leo Behan have researched through centuries-worth of material, both theological and philosophical in nature, bringing to light historical facts which throw a different light on how we perceive religion and science.

The Behan brothers’ book, “The Secret Gospel of Ireland: The Untold Story of How Science and Democracy Descended from a Remarkable Form of Christianity that Developed in Ancient Ireland,” presents in an accessible manner historical facts, philosophical concepts, and theological values. By creating various associations between all these pieces of information, James and Leo Behan explain and illustrate the major role played in history by the ancient Irish people, and how their teachings and beliefs shaped the modern world.

Ancient Romans attempted to civilize and Christianize Ireland, a land which had never been conquered before. As Romans made one last effort to enlarge their dominion and to increase their influence in the West, something truly remarkable happened. The ancient Irish people benefited from a secret form of knowledge, brought all the way from Egypt. This secret knowledge was combined with Christian concepts, thus giving birth to a unique form of Christianity that would later on make science, democracy, and our modern world possible.

It all began with a young native Romanian man who went to Bethlehem. Standing in the Cave of the Nativity – where Christ is said to have been born – the man vowed to join a monastery in Egypt, given that Egyptian monasteries were renowned for how well-organized and disciplined they were. For many years after his arrival in Egypt, the man enjoyed a calm spiritual life in the desert, but then the Egyptian monks were divided by a controversial dilemma: did God have a physical body or was he a being of light like an angel? The man believed that God was a spirit of light, opinion which eventually forced him to flee from Egypt, because the bishop didn’t agree with it. However, before leaving Egypt and heading for Ireland, the man took away with him something of great value, a secret which in the hands of the Irish monks would unlock the ultimate potential of Christianity and the door to modernity.

“The Secret Gospel of Ireland” is an intriguing and thought-provoking read, which nourishes both the mind and the spirit. Authors James and Leo Behan did an admirable job with their research work and the manner in which they presented their findings. Find “The Secret Gospel of Ireland” on Amazon.

Two Books by Holy Ghost Writer Are Permanently Free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble

Bestselling author Holy Ghost Writer has long become a literary phenomenon, but no one has managed to discover his/her real identity yet. The prize for the reader who will follow the clues in his books and figure out who he/she is has risen to $5000. If you haven’t read any of his/her novels, now it’s the time to start, because two of the “Count of Monte Cristo” sequels are permanently free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble“The Sultan of Monte Cristo” and “The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter”.

“The Sultan of Monte Cristo” is the first sequel to Dumas’s well-known novel, “The Count of Monte Cristo”. The action takes place after everything that happened in Dumas’s story, and after Edmond Dantes got his revenge. Now he is off to new adventures. He’s got Haydee and Mercedes by his side. By marrying Haydee, he becomes Sultan, but this doesn’t mean that his life is about to become peaceful and happy. Edmond has to fight a new enemy, the pirate Medusalocks, and overcome many obstacles along the way.

This book will be greatly enjoyed by those who have read the original novel, but also by those who don’t know much about the character Edmond Dantes. Holy Ghost Writer introduces enough back-story and background information to turn the sequel into a pleasant, rewarding read. New characters are introduced, such as Raymee. Like all the women in “The Sultan of Monte Cristo”, Raymee is strong, intelligent, and confident. Actually, this is one of the many things that readers will appreciate: the author has created some amazing female characters that prove to be just as powerful and determined as the male characters. Mercedes, Haydee, and Raymee all play an important role in Edmond Dantes’s life and development.

The second book Holy Ghost Writer has made permanently free is the fantasy/science-fiction bestseller “The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter”. Even though it is part of the series, the novel can also be read as a standalone. It is appropriate for young readers, but it will be greatly enjoyed by adults as well, especially because they will be able to see the connections between all the sequels written by HGW, and the characters in them.

Zeddy is a six-year-old genius who is trying to find his father in a world that has gone mad. The International Government changes the laws every day to keep the population busy, and interdicts almost everything that might bring the poor people some happiness. Zeddy’s father is a physicist, and it seems that he was kidnapped. While Zeddy’s mother, Zadie, believes that the International Military Police have taken her husband, Nimueh, the ancient Lady of the Lake, tells the boy that his father is in a parallel universe. Now Zeddy has to travel to the dark-matter planet Zamira to save his father.

Holy Ghost Writer’s novels have a unique way of grabbing the readers’ attention and keeping them glued to the pages. The stories are creative, the characters are likeable, and the world-building is absolutely amazing.

Don’t forget that you can now download “The Sultan of Monte Cristo” and “The Boy Who Played with Dark Matter” for free on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“The Haunting of Hockomock Swamp” by H.E. Kline

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There are novels and stories of which you find yourself completely engrossed from the very first pages, avidly reading every paragraph, wishing to learn more as soon as possible. “The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp” by H. E. Kline is one such novel. It is a suspenseful paranormal narrative, which is based on Native American cultural aspects.

The protagonist, Janie Williams, discovers by chance a sensational news story about a rather unusual epidemic spreading throughout Massachusetts: a childhood epilepsy epidemic. Although this quickly holds Janie’s attention, her bosses aren’t as intrigued as she is, their indifference stemming from the fact that she is a newcomer on the team. However, there is more to the story than first meets the eye. While convulsing, children go through a paranormal experience: following Metacom – an Indian ghost – deep into the woods of Hockomock Swamp, they cross over into an alternate dimension.

Once in that alternate dimension, Metacom traumatizes the children by showing them horrible images; he goes through several metamorphosis, first turning into a three-headed dragon, then into a flying pterodactyl.  Showered in blood and thrown into the swamp, the children are deeply affected, but Metacom’s actions aren’t just gratuitous expressions of violence – he is trying to send them a message. Janie ignores her bosses’ opinion about the so-called epilepsy epidemic and begins an investigation on her own. As she learns more about the whole phenomenon and tries to help the children in Hockomock Swamp, she falls deeply in love and discovers more about herself and her sexuality.

“The Haunting of Hockomock Swamp” nicely combines romance, suspense, mystery, history, and the paranormal, satisfying any reader’s tastes. H.E. Kline skillfully weaves Native American cultural facts into the story, relying on the legend of Metacom, a seventeenth century Indian man, who started a war after his people’s lands were taken away from them. Describing “The Haunting of Hockomock Swamp,” the author said: “Suspenseful, romantic, and enmeshed in Native American ghostly folklore, ‘The Haunting of The Hockomock Swamp’ will capture and captivate the imagination of men and women, young and old, blurring lines. I challenge you to Google along with Janie and discover who Metacom is…”

Engaging, full of suspense, and spiced up with some hot romance, H.E. Kline’s novel makes for an entertaining read. You may learn more about the author and his other novels on his website. Also, find “The Haunting of Hockomock Swamp” on Amazon.

“Sanctuary” (“The Monsterjunkies, An American Family Odyssey”, Book 2) by Erik Daniel Shein and Theresa A. Gates

The second book in “The Monsterjunkies” series continues the adventures of the most interesting and intriguing American family. Those who have read the first book will absolutely love the second one, and those who haven’t should immediately fix that by getting it as soon as possible. A year after what happened in the first book, the Monsterjunkie family has opened the gates of their mysterious mansion to a few people they trust. However, this doesn’t mean that life has become easier and less stressful for their children, Crow and Indigo. They are still bullied at school for the simple fact that they are different, and sometimes the situation becomes unbearable.

“Sanctuary” is a middle grade-young adult novel that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages. However, the whole series is highly recommended to teens, as it tackles a very important topic: bullying. The authors managed to portray today’s society in a realistic way, showing how bullying in school can have permanent effects on young people who are just discovering themselves and trying to express their own personality through the way they dress, talk, or behave. The two children in this series are constantly picked on because of their name, Monsterjunkie, and because they choose to wear gothic clothes and do things differently. In “Sanctuary”, readers will see that Cromwell, the teenage son of the Monsterjunkies, will have to go through a lot simply because his schoolmates never try to understand him or accept him the way he is.

No one wants the Monsterjunkies in Foggy Point, Maine. It’s not only because they live in a macabre mansion or because they are passionate about exotic wildlife, but also because other people want the real estate their mansion sits on. The whole family has to stay strong and united because this is the only way they can keep what is theirs. Meanwhile, Crow is going through a very difficult period. He is constantly bullied by Ruth Grimes, and he is not sure how he should defend himself. It seems that his retaliation from months ago did nothing to make things better, and Crow cannot find an appropriate solution. Moreover, he has to deal with the fact that his sister is leaving and his father expects him to carry on the family’s legacy in cryptozoology. It is simply too much for a teenager to handle.

Just like the first novel in the series, “Sanctuary” will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The characters are likeable and interesting, and the situations they have to face are very realistic and believable. Teenage readers will gain a new perspective on bullying and why it happens, and this can help them handle such situations better.

“Sanctuary” can be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“Vanished from Dust” by Shea Norwood

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Friendship is one of the strongest bonds uniting two people. Being understood and soothed when things become darker and everyone rejects you is the best part about having a true friend. In “Vanished from Dust,” by Shea Norwood, Eric learns this lesson through his own experience, discovering the importance of friendship and courage after being forced to confront the mysterious past of Dust.

Eric Stark, the protagonist of “Vanished from Dust,” isn’t your average fourteen-year-old teenager. He has a special ability: he can see phantoms. After trying to warn the inhabitants of Dust about the figures lurking in the shadows, his life takes a turn for the worst, because those around him think he is insane. Luckily for Eric, Kyle Barrett moves to town and they become friends. With Kyle as his ally, the protagonist learns more about himself and eventually finds comfort and peace, despite his feeling that danger looms over the town.

However, Kyle and Eric soon realize that something truly sinister is taking over the people of Dust, but they can’t identify the cause of the entire phenomenon. Maybe the phantoms are to blame or maybe it is all linked to the mysterious death of hundreds of townspeople in 1922. The two teenagers embark on a dangerous adventure in order to find out the truth. Soon they get lost in a deserted, ghostly version of Dust. The discoveries they make there are edifying, yet chilling.

“Vanished from Dust” is a well-written paranormal novel, filled with mystery, suspense, and heart-warming lessons of friendship. Comparable to works such as “Stand by Me,” “Odd Thomas,” and “The Dark Tower,” Shea Norwood’s work keeps the reader’s interest at peak level thanks to his masterful manner of creating vividly detailed narrative scenes and well-developed characters. Find “Vanished from Dust” on Amazon. The book will be available for free on Amazon on 7/15 and 7/16.

“Immolation” by H. E. Kline

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Nothing is more efficient in making your blood pump through your veins and your heart race faster than a good horror novel. If you are a fan of Stephen King – and particularly of his “Cujo” –, then H. E. Kline’s “Immolation” should be next on your reading list.

The action of “Immolation” is set off by what seems to be at first sight an ordinary event: one night on Route 44, Doug King offers a ride to a red-headed ghostly hitchhiker. But this stranger isn’t just a harmless person in need of a ride; the hitchhiker passes a herpes virus called PseudoRabies to Doug’s family injured pet, a cat named Ponce De Leon.

The virus slowly works in the system of Ponce, turning the cat into a dangerous killer who savagely attacks Doug’s family, friends, and neighbors. As the threat posed by the infected cat grows bigger and bigger, Doug decides to take action: he has to contain or to destroy the plague altogether.

“Immolation” is a gripping horror novel, full of suspense and thrilling scenes. H.E. Kline’s writing style involves a creative mix of nonfictional facts with science-fiction, contemporary romance, urban legends, mythical ghostly folklore, and horror. The author also draws on local culture in order to write his books, factor which renders them uniquely engaging and entertaining. Although “Immolation” is a narrative piece of relatively small size, it makes for an intense read.

 If you would like to learn more about “Immolation,” about the author, and his work, you may visit his website here. Also, find the book on Amazon.

“Zack’s Choice” by Harry Gilleland is Free on Amazon on July 7

Do you feel like reading a crime novel with a lot of suspense, a dash of humor, and just enough steamy scenes to make things more interesting? Then “Zack’s Choice” by Harry Gilleland might be exactly what you need. Unexpected twists, intriguing characters, and a thought-provoking premise – this novel has everything it needs to keep readers glued to its pages. And the best thing is that it will be free on Kindle Amazon on July 7th.

The story focuses on Zack Gresham, a young man who seems to have his whole life planned out for him. His mother is a successful lawyer who has her own company, and his father is a federal judge. Naturally, he is studying law and he is preparing to work in his mother’s company. Moreover, he intends to marry his high school girlfriend once he graduates from Law School. One year is what separates him from this perfect future. But does he really look forward to it?

The truth is that Zack has always felt pressured by his parents and he never had the chance to make his own decisions. He can even be considered a bit naïve. His only wish is to take an once-in-a-lifetime motorcycle trip through the southern states before he plunges into the perfectly planned life his parents laid out for him. However, he gets much more than he bargained for. In New Mexico he meets Bobby, and the boy turns his life upside down. Zack is introduced to a lifestyle he never knew existed, and he experiences things he would have never experienced if he had stayed in the safety of his home. These things change his perspective, and, at the end of his trip, Zack is a completely different person. He becomes a man who is able to make his own decisions and finally say “no” when he wants to.

“Zack’s Choice” can be considered a coming-of-age story, given that the main character is 100% changed at the end of the novel. However, it is also an incredible mystery/suspense book that readers will find extremely entertaining. Bobby is one of the most interesting characters, and his story is surprising and unconventional. Even though he is very young, he teaches Zack many things about life and what it means to truly make the best of it. Their friendship is strange and intriguing, and the readers will find both of them very likeable and relatable. Eventually, they will reach the point when they will have to ask themselves what choice they would make in Zack’s place.

Don’t forget that “Zack’s Choice” by Harry Gilleland will be free on Amazon on July 7th.

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Free Books about Dealing with Drug Addicts and Alcohol Abusers

Usually, when it comes to drug addicts and alcohol abusers, the best choice you can make is to detach yourself. However, it is not always that easy. When the person who hurts you every day is also the person you love the most, life becomes unbearable. J.C. Anonymous has written a series of books that teach readers how to deal with these people and how to make sure they don’t ruin your life. Moreover, the author’s advice can even help readers guide their spouse, friend, or family member who is a drug addict on the right path.

Here are the books and the dates when they are free on Amazon:

“Coping with Drug Addicts” – This guide teaches people how to cope with addicts they care about. Whether they are alcoholics, pot smokers, prescription pill users, or cocaine abusers, the author suggests methods and techniques that can make things easier for them, and even help the addicts overcome their addiction. Readers will learn how to detach themselves from the drug addict, how to set some boundaries, and how to find peace even if they live with such a person. The book is free June 23-27.

“Substance Abuse-Help for Family and Friends of an Addict with Drug Abuse Problems” – This book is actually a bundle of three guides that teach people how to deal with drug addicts. It contains: “How to Deal with and Addict”, “Addicts: 31 Day Plan for Coping with an Addict Spouse, Family Member, Friend, or Someone You Love”, and “101 Quick Tips for Coping with Drug Addicts”. These three books can change people’s lives by helping them understand the drug addict they love and detach themselves without feeling like they’re giving up. It is free June 23-27.

“Coping with an Alcoholic Spouse – 31 Day Plan for Dealing with Your Alcoholic Husband or Wife” – This book was written in collaboration with Ashley Rosebloom. There’s nothing more difficult than to live with a husband or wife who has a drinking problem. On one hand, you cannot leave the person because you love him/her, but, on the other hand, this person can and will ruin your life. This amazing guide teaches readers how to cope with an alcoholic spouse and how to communicate with him/her. The author’s tips can even help them achieve peace and harmony in the family through effective communication, but, most importantly, they help readers know themselves better, learn what they truly want, and make decisions that would bring them the happiness they deserve. The book is free June 24-28.

“How to Deal with an Addict” – Living with an addict means having to constantly deal with lies, arguments, anger, manipulation, and insane behaviors that can turn your own life upside down. It is often difficult to end a relationship with a substance abuser because of the guilt and the hope that they will eventually change. After all, this is what they promise when they are sober. This guide teachers the readers how to cope with the addict they love by detaching themselves in such a way that it doesn’t mean giving up. It is a must-read for anyone who is in such a complicated situation and cannot find a solution. Free June 24-28.

“Dealing with an Addict: 31 Day Plan for Coping with an Addict Spouse, Family Member or Loved One” – This book, like all the others written by Jordy Christo, has helped tens of thousands of people all over the world learn how to cope with someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol. Readers will learn how to stop obsessing over the addict, how to cope with their mood swings, and how to get their sanity back. When you love the person who is abusing drugs or alcohol, it is very difficult to have a normal life, but not impossible. The book is free June 25-29.

If you find yourself in any of these situations, then it is time to make a real change. Get these books while they are free on Amazon, and use the author’s advice and methods to get your life back.

“The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to Do at Your Desk” by Kent Burden

All those who have a desk job agree that one of the greatest disadvantages is sitting in the same position every day. The first problem they have to deal with is back pain, but there are worse health issues that sitting for hours on end can cause. Sedentary people can develop diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, and even cancer. Moreover, going to the gym two or three times a week doesn’t help much because the body needs exercise every day. It is even better if you manage to move a bit every hour. Knowing all this, Kent Burden has come up with a solution for all the busy people who are trapped at their desks every day: “The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to Do at Your Desk”.

This amazing guide is based on his own experience. Kent Burden spent 9 months in a wheelchair after a football injury. He managed to walk again after months of rehabilitation, and now he wants to teach everyone the exercises and techniques he used to overcome his condition and improve his health. The first thing he insists on is that sitting in front of a computer for many hours has nothing to do with productivity. Actually, after some time, people become so tired that they can’t concentrate anymore. This is why a 1-5 minute workout break each hour can increase productivity and keep someone fit and healthy at the same time.

“The Office Workout: 75 Exercises to Do at Your Desk” contains 75 exercises that anyone can do at their desk without breaking a sweat and without bothering their co-workers. These exercises can even help people lose weight and gain muscle, but they also increase their productivity a lot. A mini-workout improves blood flow to the brain and raises your heart rate for a couple of minutes, which means that you’ll be more focused and creative afterwards. It’s easy to see why Kent Burden’s exercises can be of great help even for the company: the employees will work better and faster, and they will be healthier and happier.

It is very important to be active, and the fact that you spend 8 hours a day behind a desk is no excuse for not exercising and not taking care of your health. Kent Burden’s guide offers one of the best solutions. The workout he suggests is easy to implement and doesn’t require much effort. All you need is the desire to make a change and the determination to stick to your new routine.

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“Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement” by Ken Poirot

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Do you wish to be successful, happy, and satisfied with life in general? To live with a feeling of accomplishment and unshakable self-confidence? Do you wish there were a magic formula to help you achieve all that? Luckily, such a formula exists and financial professional Ken Poirot shares it with everyone in his guide entitles “Mentor Me.”

“Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement” is aimed at all those who wish to improve themselves and their lives, but who don’t know what to begin with. As a coach with over eighteen years of experience, Ken Poirot’s insights and advice are incredibly valuable to any person who wants to be and to achieve more in his or her life. The formula provided in “Mentor Me” is a tried and proven method which will help you achieve success in every area of your life.

There are many useful things to be learned from “Mentor Me,” some of which are: how to design a plan to achieve your dreams, how to discover your personality style and how it relates to other personality styles, how to effectively learn new things and how to make retention long-term, how to stay motivated and how to motivate others, what are the two most powerful words in the English language and you can make them work for you, and how to manage conflicts easily and efficiently.

“Mentor Me: GA=T+E-A Formula to Fulfill Your Greatest Achievement” provides techniques and strategies which are relevant to our modern-day lifestyle and to today’s economical environment. The information offered by Ken Poirot in his book is easy-to-apply and its results are guaranteed. “Mentor Me” will be available for free on Amazon between 6/20 and 6/22. For more information on the author and his work, you may visit his website here.