Friday, May 31, 2013

Interview with Gary Goldstein

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Welcome back to Book Repository Author Interview.
My Guest today for Author’s Interview is Gary Goldstein. Gary is the author of Jew in Jail
And here is my Author Interview with Gary.
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Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Gary Goldstein, and I am the author of Jew in Jail, as well as a blogger,and motivational & inspirational speaker on recovery from addiction.
Jew in Jail is about the nearly six years I spent in various New York State prisons for robbery, based on my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling.
It details all of the trails and tribulations I experienced as a minority behind bars, and how I was forced to fend for myself while incarcerated.
Jew in Jail is truthful, insightful, educational, and at times even funny, all the while focusing on my attempts at rehabilitation from my past addictions, so that I could lead a productive, law-abiding life upon my eventual release.
Jew in Jail is recommended for anyone suffering from an addiction, a family member, friend, loved one, or co-worker of such a person, or anyone living with low self-esteem and self-confidence who is interested in a better way of life.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

My latest book is Jew in Jail.
I have always wanted to write a book, although, obviously, not under these conditions of becoming incarcerated. However, once I knew that my fate was going to be serving time in prison, I decided to write “Jew in Jail,” and was inspired to do so once my beloved late father, Irving Goldstein, passed away from the effects of lung cancer and emphysema on January 23, 1999, which was only 15 days after I had been sentenced, and still on Rikers Island waiting to be transported north to a correctional facility. My father had always encouraged me to be my best, and offered unending support my entire life, so I wanted to honor my father by dedicating “Jew in Jail” to how special my father was to me.

In addition, the other reason why I wrote “Jew in Jail” was to show anyone that whatever obstacles appear in one’s life – and in my case it was the disease of addiction – it is possible to overcome them and go on to lead a positive and fruitful life. These days, aside from being a published author, I am also a motivational and inspirational speaker on the topic of recovery from addiction, and get so much out of helping others.

Do you have any unusual writing habits?
This is a very good question. Since I wrote Jew in Jail while I was doing my time, as opposed to once I came home a free man, I wrote it and went along as I experienced everything in prison on a daily basis.
Now that I have been home for nine years, I prefer writing in front of my computer during the day. If I ever get writer's block, I just turn on some music or have a snack to gather my thoughts, and everything usually falls into place.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

I am always extremely impressed by Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, aka Dr. Phil, because he is very much into helping people, and both his books and television show are brutally honest and straight to the point!

What are you working on now?
I am really just focusing my efforts on continuing to promote Jew in Jail, as well as spread the message of recovery from addiction by delivering motivational & inspirational speeches, since that has truly become my passion these days!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
My website is, and aside from spending a lot of time on social media sites like LinkedIn, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and some others, I also enjoy getting out and meeting with my readers and fans in person to provide that human touch.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Yes, that they should always find their "hook," or unique way to market their book, and never give up trying to get noticed in this highly competitive field. In addition, they should also be confident and proud of their talents and be patient, because good things come to those who wait, and they will eventually build up a fan base that will remain for their entire career if they learn how to interact with their readers.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

To never, never, never give up chasing your dreams!

What are you reading now?

Nice Companies Finish First by Peter Shankman

What’s next for you as a writer?

As I mentioned earlier, to simply continue to promote Jew in Jail, as well as deliver more motivational & inspirational speeches on recovery from addiction, in order to help as many people as I possibly can avoid the same mistakes I made and live up to their full potential and greatness.

What is your favorite book of all time?

That is a tough one, but, in all honesty and humility, I would have to say my book, Jew in Jail, because it has led me to my current path today, which keeps me clean & sober on a daily basis, and without my own recovery, I may not even be here responding to your great questions!

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Cuckoos of batch Magna is free to download till June 3 ,2013

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The  liveliest battle between America and England since the War of Independence
The best novel of rustic roguery since The Darling Buds of May
"A marvellously descriptive writer ..." Laurie Lee, author of Cider with Rosie 
..."a stunningly charming tale, one that becomes part of your heart." Henrietta B. LaLa,
        Amazon com reviewer.
Now available in a Kindle edition at Amazon com and Amazon Uk and free to download.
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When Sir Humphrey Myles Pinkerton Strange, 8th baronet and huntin’ shootin’ and fishin’ squire of Batch Magna, departs this world for the Upper House (as he had long, vaguely, thought of it,  where God no doubt presides in ermine over a Heaven as reassuringly familiar as White’s or Boodle’s), what’s left of his estate passes to distant relative Humph, a short-order cook from the Bronx.

Sir Humphrey Franklin T Strange, 9th baronet, and squire of Batch Magna, as Humph now most remarkably finds himself to be, is persuaded by his Uncle Frank, a small time Wall Street broker with an eye on the big time, to make a killing by transforming the sleepy backwater into a theme-park image of rural England – a vocational paradise for free-spending US millionaires. 

But while the village pub and shop, with the lure of the dollar in their eyes, put out the Stars and Stripes in welcome, the tenants of the estate’s dilapidated houseboats are above any consideration of filthy lucre and stand their ground for tradition’s sake … and because they consider eviction notices not to be cricket. 

Each disgruntled faction sees the other as the unwelcome Cuckoo in the family nest.

So, led by randy pulp-crime writer Phineas Cook and Lt-Commander James Cunningham DSO, DSC and Bar, RN (ret) – a man with a glass eye for each day of the week, painted with scenes from famous British naval victories and landscapes that speak of England – the motley crew run up the Union Jack and battle ensigns and prepare to engage. 

But this is Batch Magna, a place where anything might happen. And does …

Now available in a Kindle edition at Amazon com and Amazon Uk and free to download.
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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Tanya Miranda | Author Interview

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A Selfish Moment : 

Jubilee Ray wakes up Saturday morning in a strange bed with a handsome guy asleep at her side and no memory of how she got there. Everett Salerno wakes up ecstatic about the incredible night he spent with Jubilee. She can’t wait to get out of his apartment and he can’t wait to start their romance. Jubilee is a blackout drunk. Everett is drunk with love.  

Their one-night-stand ends almost as quickly as it began, however fate has other plans in mind. In the next three days filled with impossible coincidences, humiliating moments, and mouthwatering recollections, Everett can’t find the right moment to express his intentions and Jubilee can’t let go of her past long enough to really give Everett a chance.
Neither Jubilee nor Everett can let go of that first night together. Was that one perfect evening a fluke, or was it a preview of something greater than they ever imagined?
eBook available at:  Amazon, Smashwords, Apple, Kobo, Nook Paperback available at: CreateSpace (Amazon), Amazon


The Dramani orphans live among us. They were discovered decades ago and have been kept secret ever since. They look and sound human, and have similar DNA, so you would never suspect them. They have been raised as normal human beings, and have gone their entire lives without knowing their true origin.
They will never know the truth, unless they encounter one of their own.
In a city inhabited by over 8 million people, the chances of two aliens of the same species meeting are astronomical, but Sarah and Darren beat the odds. When their paths collide, their lives are altered forever.

eBook available at:  AmazonSmashwordsAppleKobo, Nook, Sony
Paperback available at:  AmazonBarnes & Noble, CreateSpace (Amazon)

Author Interview :  

Author Bio:
My name is Tanya Miranda. I am a writer of science fiction, romance, suspense...I still haven't settled on a specific genre yet. In a former life I was an I.T. professional in the retail industry. On the side, I build websites for small businesses and startups. But, at the heart of it all, I am a stay-at-home mother of two incredible children.

What inspires you to write?
Writing is something I’ve done since I was very young. I wrote poetry and short stories for as long as I can remember, but I never shared them with anyone except a few writer friends in high school.
Flash forward fifteen years after graduating college… work got more political than I’d expected and I found myself working late night and weekends with no reward. It was mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. This propelled my decision to take some time off to spend with my young children while they still thought I had magical powers.

A month after I quit my job, my daughter and I found a long letter that I had written to her before she was born. While I read it, she and my husband laughed and told me that it was really funny. Then she said, “Mommy, you should be a writer.” I haven’t stopped writing since.

What are you reading now?
Right now I am re-reading Ender’s Game as part of getting my daughter into science fiction novels. Her and my son both love sci-fi movies. After watching an adaptation of a novel, I tell her the parts that the movies leave out. This got her thinking about reading the original novels before watching the movies. 
She read the first few chapters of Enders Game and had a couple of questions that I could not answer because the details have been long forgotten. So I just picked it up this weekend in order to help her out.

For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
All the time! I play the roles out in my car, as I’m driving to pick up my son from kindergarten. Sometimes I forget the kids are in the car, and they catch me creating dialog. My daughter once asked me what I was doing, and I told her I was “writing”.

What advice would you give other writers?
Writing takes time and patience. Take your time to write the story you want to write, and be patient with the process. I rushed Dramani, my first novel, and had to go back and re-edit several times before the final version was released. My second novel, A Selfish Moment, was easier and more fun to write once I established my process.

How did you decide how to publish your books?
Dramani was a great learning experience. I got great feedback from my friends and family, as well as a few other people who read the earlier edition, but I couldn’t successfully pitch the idea it to an agent or directly to publishers.  So I thought, why not just self-publish? I have heard so much about it that I thought it would be a stepping stone to grabbing an agent. I rushed the production and was up on Amazon in November of 2012.

During a revision of A Selfish Moment, I established my process. Once A Selfish Moment was done and I sent it off to a professional editor. I re-read Dramani’s first chapter.  To my utter humiliation, I realized that Dramani was nowhere near being production-worthy, yet it was out in the market for the world to reject. And reject the world did. Aside from several orders by friends and family, the book didn’t sell. My rushed edition was just not up to par. (I wrote a full post about this on my blog.)  I re-edited the novel as if I was starting with a first draft using my new process.  I released an improved version in Spring of 2013 on Amazon, Smashwords and CreateSpace. I finally have sales from people I don’t know.

This made me more determined in publishing A Selfish Moment the right way, and on my own.  So far, it has been selling modestly, and received its first 4-star review on My editor, during an email exchange about her status, had let slip that she was enjoying the story. It gave me some reassurance that choosing to self-publish, and not begging for representation, was the best choice for me.

What do you think about the future of book publishing?
It’s unpredictable. Look at Hugh Howey and Maria Murnane. These folks are making moves people never dreamed of as self-publishers.

What genres do you write?
So far, I have written science fiction novel and contemporary romance novel.  I have a paranormal story in the idea mill, probably to start once I finish the first draft of Voyaran, the sequel to Dramani. I have a few short stories in other genres, but I love writing about life-and-death situations, events that intensifies relationships and help us value the things we take for granted.  Science fiction opens up more possibilities, and allows me to hit topics that are somewhat taboo in today’s world. I can make you “understand” the antagonist’s point of view from a scientific, logical, cold, inhumane perspective. Whether you agree with it or not is a whole other story.

What formats are your books in?
In all formats available today: paperback via CreateSpace, Kindle, Nook, Sony, Kobo, Apple iTunes, and all formats available on Smashwords (pdf, txt, etc.)



The Panty Thief of Bridgeport

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Its springtime in Chicago 1995 and someone has been prowling the working class/southside neighborhood of Bridgeport stealing women's panties. Jack Squat, a 20 something with a mysterious mechanism that is biorythmically integrated into his very spine has been gliding cautiously through his inner city life until he falls in love and has his heart broken by a beautiful ad executive named Samantha. When his 'mechanism' malfunctions at the worst possible time, Jack is forced to engage in a battle against this mysterious biological system of pulleys and levers that dwells within the depths of his own marrow. In the complex emotional game of cat and mouse that ensues it becomes obvious that what is at stake here is not only Jack's sense of self-worth, but his very soul. 

Ed Wagemann Told us about his books :

I wrote The Panty Thief of Bridgeport in 1996 as part of my graduate thesis at Columbia College.  I also won a literary prize, The Golden Circle Award for Creative Non-Fiction that year for my essay "Streetball Junkie" which was published in both the Hair Trigger litearay journal and Sport Literate Volume 1.  I'm currently working on a novel titled The Abortion Doctor's Wife which deals with some of the moral delimas of the abortion issue.  And I write a monthly blog titled Generation A.D.D. Here is the link for my blog 

About ed wagemann:

Ed Wagemann was raised in a small Midwest town (population 3,000)on top of a wooded hillside overlooking the Illinois River just a few miles south of Peoria, illinois. In 1991 he moved to Chicago and became a student of urban life. He currently is employed as a substitue teacher in Chicago Heights and is a member of the Air Force National Guard. He has one son and one daughter. 

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Looking For Me By Angela Duirden

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LFM Synopsis:Remona "Mona" Bishop was forced into a world of hatred and confusion. After the death of her grandmother; Big Momma, she is forced into the foster care system. But all of the "old folk" teaching that Big Momma instilled in her; were washed away with pain, shame, and haunted dreams. After running away from her foster care home, she lands into the arms of Lee. It is then, Mona quickly finds the love she needed that Big Momma once shared with her. But, when Lee gets the chance to follow his dream, the world he'd once desired becomes his worst enemy. Can Mona save Lee and restore the man she'd fell in love with? Or will she join him to keep the love? Author Angela Duirden-Galbreth, provides a story of love, triumph, and survival in this suspense- filled story "Looking for Me".

LFM II Synopsis:The sequel continues... Now that Lee has found himself in deep trouble with notorious drug-lord, King, Lee is given the opportunity to wipe his debt clean. But when a cruel twist of fate deals the couple a bad hand, Lee is arrested and carted off to prison in Mexico. Leaving Mona left alone to battle her addiction, haunting dreams, and facing eviction without two pennies to rub together, King is waiting in the wings with the seduction of money, power, and ample means to satisfy Mona's craving. Submitting to the unthinkable, Mona puts her relationship with Lee to the ultimate test. After Lee's return, can their relationship handle the truth? Or will bittersweet lies, deceit, and deadly soul ties have devastating consequences? Written with undeniable passion, Author Angela Duirden-Galbreth, provides a scandalous roller coaster ride illuminating the harsh realities of love, survival, and the challenge of finding hope and healing in this literary suspense- thriller, Looking for Me II: Bitter Sweet Lies and Soul Ties.


Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tell Me How You Say Good Night | Author Interview

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About Book :

Title: Tell Me How You Say Good Night
Author: Teddy O'Malley, Angie Dickens
ISBN: 148416220X
About: In this picture book six little puppies aren't quite ready to go to sleep. They put off their bedtime by asking for things such as being tucked in. They want to know how to say "Good night" in every language. This picture book has adorable puppies on every page.

From the back cover: With visually stimulating photos of puppies you can help your child say "Good night" in four languages. Tell Me How You Say Good Night is the perfect book for bedtime. Parents and children can enjoy this story and learn together as they say "Good night" to each little puppy.
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Author Interview :

Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.

My name is Teddy O'Malley. I'm a writer and a part time nurse assistant. When I'm not assisting the elderly, I'm writing for children. Aside from writing, I enjoy studying foreign languages. I have written two books and one eBook for kids.

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?

My latest book is Tell Me How You Say Good Night. It was inspired by the six puppies I raised. I took a lot of pictures and became very attached to the puppies. The book just sort of fell into place. I had been wanting to write a book like this for a while. The puppies made it happen!

Do you have any unusual writing habits?

I have to have a drink at my desk whenever I'm writing. I can't play music while I'm writing unless it goes with the mood of the story or it interrupts my flow.

What authors, or books have influenced you?

Janet Evanovich is my hero. She is an author I can read over and over again. I feel like her books have influenced my writing style a lot. She was my first favorite author and I just really adore her.

What are you working on now?

I'm working on the sequel to Destiny And Faith Go To Twincentric Academy (my first book) and I am also planning a sequel for Tell Me How You Say Good Night with more adorable puppies!

What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?

My best method for promoting my book has been talking about it. I carry a lunchbox with pictures of Destiny and Faith on all sides of it. The lunchbox has been a great conversation starter, and it has helped me sell quite a few books.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

My advice to new authors is to never give up on your dream. A lot of my childhood I heard "you can't do this" and "you can't do that". It's not true. If you put your mind to it you can do anything. You just need to believe in yourself. Keep writing. Share it with your friends. They will be a huge support to you, and they won't forget you when you're famous.

What is the best advice you have ever heard?

Learn the rules, then break them!

What are you reading now?

I'm reading One For The Money. I haven't read it in five years, so I don't remember most of the book. It is just as funny as I remember it being the first time around!

What’s next for you as a writer?

A local shop AJ's Fashion & Beauty Supplies has agreed to carry my books so I guess you can say I'm on the road to getting known! We're also planning to have a Meet The Author party in the near future. That should be fun!

What is your favorite book of all time?

Holes. I love how the author twists together two different stories to make one great story. Louis Sachar is very talented.

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Paranormal Romance Novelette - Redemption is now free to download till May 30th,2013

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Paranormal Romance Novelette - Redemption is free from May 26th to May 30th, 2013.
Free download is available on Amazon.
Blurb : Leanne discovers a mysterious truth about two strangers she meets – one whom she falls in love with and the other whom she has mixed feelings about bothering on guilt. There is more to Blake than what Leanne perceived him to be; and meeting the girlfriend of the man of her dreams topples her life altogether. Another dark secret that Leanne hides is her haunting by demons from the other world. Blake is the impetus in her cataclysmic struggle to be released of them. Whether she reunites with the love of her life again and if it really was love Leanne soon finds out in her quest for redemption.

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