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Editorial Review – The Sons of Hernan Garcia

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Title: The Sons of Hernán García

Author: Charles Ameringer

Genre: Action/Adventure

The Sons of Hernán García, by Charles Ameringer, isclassified as an Action/Adventure. However, it also reads as historical fiction. More specifically, it is a revenge-tale set in early 20th century Venezuela. The history aspect reads well, probably because Ameringer is an actual professor of Latin History, so he knows the facts of that time and place, and is able to translate it well through this story.

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The Healer’s Secret – Book Review

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The newly released Healer’s Secret by Helen Pryke is a beautifully disturbing story.

Not a cozy read, it deals with controversial topics like alcoholism, domestic violence and decisions that can turn the fate of a whole family. Strung out over several generations of women who pass their healer’s knowledge on from mother to daughter, the tale draws the reader into their troubles and heartaches.

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Editorial Review: Miracle on Hammertown Road

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Title: Miracle on Hammertown Road: One Man’s Fall and Salvation

Author: Jim “Bubba” Bay with Mic Ruzich

Genre: Biographical/Inspirational

Miracle on Hammertown Road: One Man’s Fall and Salvation by Jim “Bubba” Bay (with Mic Ruzich) tellsBubba’s life story of trials and tribulations.

On November 15, 2009 while walking home, Bubba moves quickly to avoid an oncoming car. Due to rainfall and erosion, the shoulder of the road is unstable. When he takes this fateful step, Bubba has a serious fall down a ravine. He experiences significant physical injuries and painstakingly crawls out of the ravine. He believes he will die and hopes only to be found for a decent funeral.

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Editorial Review – Elements

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Title: Elements

Author: Nia Markos

Genre: Urban Fantasy/YA

Elements (Book One—The Crystal Series) by Nia Markos is an imaginative Young Adult Urban Fantasy. The book starts out in the setting of Alba with some backstory that sets up the current plot.

Queen Eliana has discord with her general Elsam over his misuse of the Kaemorra stone and she exiles him into darkness. Meanwhile, Elsam has used the stone to disrupt the barrier between the celestial and the human world. After his 1000 years in exile, Elsam aims to take over the human world. From that premise the plot of this story grows.

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Editorial Review – The Seventh Seed

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Title: The Seventh Seed

Author: Allison Maruska

Genre: Dystopian Thriller, with a hint of Sci-Fi

In the near future, government propaganda rules the American airwaves while mega-corporations manipulate government officials. Javier, a young, brilliant researcher, notices a critical agricultural problem in the heartland that hints at a conspiracy looming in plain sight. However, the powers-that-be have no intent on letting Javier and his research come to light.

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Short Story Writing Contest! $250 Cash and Prizes Worth Over $3,200

 

Hi all! I’m excited to announce A Writer’s Path’s first writing contest. We have an excellent panel of 5 judges and 6 sponsors, and we’re looking to make this a large event.

Writing contests are a great way to gain experience and have the possibility of winning cash and prizes. For the winners, it’s also a great thing to add to your writing resume.

 

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Editorial Review – Ollie Ollie in Come Free

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Book Title: Ollie OllieIn Come Free

Author: Anne Bernard Becker

Genre: Memoir

Ollie OllieIn Come Free is the product of an author’s lifelong struggle to deal with and process the traumatic events of her childhood, and to analyze the repercussions that it inevitably had on her as an adult. This memoir is a moving, emotional, and intimately personal tale of a family who had experienced more than its fair share of death. Specifically, it relates what it was like for Anne to grow up amidst the grief and turmoil, with the ever-present background of a rapidly changing and progressing world.

Straight out of the gate, the readers will know that Anne is not coping very well as an adult. She struggles in her role as a wife and as a mother as a result of never having dealt with the pain of losing first her…

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Editorial Review – Death Before Dishonor

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Title: Death Before Dishonor

Author: Kenny Hyman

Genre: Espionage Action/Suspense

This novel tells the story of Terry and Yuri Ciccone—brothers and partners in their craft of killing silently, without presence and without trace—as they go from youth to manhood and discover the costs of learning to fight.

Yuri is white while Terry is black, adopted by Italian-American parents who later become pregnant and have Yuri. They love both their children deeply, but when Terry starts getting bullied at his Japanese school, they decide he needs to learn to defend himself.

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Editorial Review – Sieging Manganela

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Title: Sieging Manganela

Author: Charon Dunn

Genre: YA Science Fiction

Sieging Manganela is a prequel in terms of chronology, but it can easily be read by itself. Featuring a few of the main characters from One Sunny Night and Retrograde Horizon, it primarily centers on the unlikely friendship between Turo, a soldier in the Vanram army, and Zeffany, a tech specialist who lives inside the city that’s under siege.

They’re supposed to be enemies, but he helps her get an injured friend out of danger and away from the war. Still, he’s loyal to his side. He reports back on what happened and helps lay a trap for anyone else who might come out of the city—and then attacks one of Zeffany’s fellow citizens when he was all-too-ready to press unwanted attentions on her.

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Editorial Review – Forged in Fire

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Title: Forged in Fire

Author: C. J. Bahr

Genre: Romance, Fantasy/Paranormal

Forged in Fire tells the story of Beth Leighton, a modern day woman who gets sent back in time to 1795 England. Upon arrival, she reaches a road only to stumble upon the scene of a highway robbery. After being shot at, she’s rescued by the graceful, mysterious, and dismissive Christopher “Kit” Locke—a man who saves her life but doesn’t hesitate to take her wedding rings at the same time.

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