NEW RELEASE! An Agent for Brielle by Parker J. Cole

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A beautiful mathematician, a politician, and a murder case that isn’t what it appears to be…

Brielle Bradford arrives in Denver, Colorado for one purpose: end her two-year engagement to the prominent politician Matthias Blackburn. What she discovers is that Matthias has put away his political aspirations to fight crime the Pinkerton way. Still reeling from the news, she is enlisted as a temporary agent in order help solve a murder case. The only problem: she has to marry Matthias.

Matthias has never gotten over Brielle’s betrayal. Her reluctance to be his wife baffles him when he knows she loves him as much as he loves her. Yet, marriage to Brielle is what he wants and he’ll take it anyway he can, even if its a marriage of convenience for the sake of a murder case.

Further testing the couple is a suspect whose enigmatic intelligence and attractiveness lures Brielle away from the case. But Matthias won’t give up until they find their suspect and nor will he give up Brielle without a fight.

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Tonight on the Write Stuff — Sparx of Suspicion with Leanna Shields

There’s a dead gnome in the sleepy town of La Sola, Colorado. And if Sabiya Feathercroft isn’t careful there could be a dead elf. Her.Sabiya’s quiet life is turned upside down when she finds the body of her shop manager, and it turns out the rotten little gnome wasn’t just stealing tourmaline from her property. Now a changeling is stalking her while she works to turn her beloved family home into a beautiful inn.Bridger came to town in hopes of a new start. When he meets Sabiya, the charming owner of the local notions shop, he finds that she has a place for rent and thinks things are off to a great start. But when she finds herself being stalked by a changeling can he keep Sabiya safe or will she become the next victim of this crazed killer?Find out in this magical mystery where the mythic meets the mundane and nothing is as it seems.

Join me as I chat with returning guest co-host Leanna Shields as we chat about her newest release. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Follow us on iTunes. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11219111.

NEW RELEASE — The House of Haddaway: A Fairytale Retelling by Parker J Cole

I’ll admit I’m a bit nervous as I’ve never written in this genre before but hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. I hope you have a chance to pick up my newest release, a fairytale retelling of a classic.


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A consortium of worlds align to form the Milky Way Planetary Alliance where the most powerful planet–Earth–rules one third of the galaxy.
In this sci-fi fantasy romantic retelling of a classic fairytale, an arranged marriage, a husband’s secrets, and a wife’s quest to gain power collide to create a tale of a galactic intrigue.

Death Haddaway, ruler of Preyida, will do anything to save his people, even if it means marrying a woman from an alien race.

Lee Glow knows her duty is to uphold her planet’s interests. Despite her doubts, she obeys the command to wed. As time passes, she knows Death is hiding something that will threaten their relationship and affect the treaties between their worlds.

Soon, Death finds himself trapped in a web of his own deceit. Torn between duty and choice Death has to determine whether to continue to lie and save his people. Or, reveal the truth and lose everything he holds dear.

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Write Stuff Author Spotlight — My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force ONE by Glenn W. Powell

Write Now Literary Book Tours is pleased to be organizing a book blast tour for My Last Baggage Call Aboard Air Force One by Glenn W. Powell. This tour will run Feb 22, 2019. Click here to book your own tour. 
Genre of Book: Memoir, Motivational, Military Life and History
ISBN-10: 1986878406
ISBN-13: 978-1986878401
               

           Meet Glenn 

 
Sergeant First Class Glenn W. Powell (Retired) is a native of Toledo, Ohio. He enlisted into the United States Army in 1982 and retired in 2002. During his military career, he served as a heavy vehicle driver, a squad leader, and non-commissioned officer.
In September 1991, SFC Powell joined the George HW Bush White House as a chauffeur, and in 1992, was promoted to transportation coordinator for the white house Press Corps, serving in the Clinton Administration.
In December 1995, he assumed the duties of transportation supervisor for Air Force One.
In January 2001, during his service under President George W. Bush, SFC Powell was transferred to the White House Military Office, Customer Support and Organizational Development where he served as deputy director.
SFC Powell retired with distinction from the Military in 2002. He received numerous awards and decorations throughout his service, including the Legion of Merit Metal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the United States Army Achievement Medal with four oak leaf clusters. He received U.S. Service Ribbons for both domestic and overseas service.
Glenn and Ronda Holloway Powell have been married for 25 years, and have three sons, Darius, Warren, and Glenn, II. They reside in Virginia. For more information, or to contact Glenn Powell regarding availability for speaking opportunities, please email him at glennwpowell@aol.com.
 
 
              About The Book
 
Sergeant Glenn W. Powell’s MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is the story of a most unlikely young man who leaves his working-class environment of Toledo, Ohio, to become a soldier. Seeking excitement and a way to “make something of himself,” Glenn Powell’s journey exceeds his wildest dreams—a journey that began in basic training in Fort Hood, Texas ends at 1600 Pennsylvania avenue—the most important address in the world. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL is about so much more than Glenn Powell’s military journey, but about poignant memories of family, friendships, sacrifices, and love—central to his story is Ronda Holloway, the beautiful young woman he falls in love with in Manheim, Germany, and, who joins him on his life journey as wife, soulmate and mother to their two sons. MY LAST BAGGAGE CALL offers readers a glimpse into Sergeant Glenn Powell’s 30-year transformation from the much-beloved boy who seeks more in life…to the man, who discovers it—in adventure, in friendships, and in service to three American presidents. a service he delivered with pride, unquestioned loyalty, distinction and in the end, great admiration.
 
 
Excerpt
 
A Soldier’s Story 
Shortly after I turned 18, I enlisted in the army. Around that time, I learned that the young woman I’d been dating was pregnant, so going into the army would be an opportunity to provide for my child. The army sent me to Fort Dix in New Jersey for boot camp training on April 22, 1982. It was the perfect enlistment site for me.
Because of the popular television show, Dallas, I had in mind that I wanted to go to Fort Hood, Texas and meet JR Ewing. Not only did I meet Larry Hagman, the actor who played JR, but I also met the entire cast at one of the big Dallas malls. That was in the 80s when the networks spent money to have cast members show up to greet their fans, and when fans could easily get a photo with the stars. Meeting JR had been on my mental bucket list. Later I learned that “Klinger” from Mash and Danny Thomas were both from Toledo, and so I added them to the list.
In 1983, I re-enlisted and chose Hawaii as my next army stint. There for 18 months, I’m convinced that the Hawaii move helped me look long and hard at myself and my future. In Hawaii, I decided I needed to better myself. I enrolled at the Wahiawa Community School for Adults and got my high school diploma. My mother was so disappointed when I didn’t graduate from high school, so I did it as much for her as for myself.
My long transportation management career began in Wahiawa. I was one of a large number of applicants who applied for a temporary mission of driving for the Sergeant Major for the division. He was the senior enlisted man at the post. I beat out the other candidates for that position. Later, I drove for the one-star general at the post. After that, I returned to my unit and worked as the battalion mail clerk until he left in 1985. While there, I met friends and mentors who would help me decide on my career journey. That same year, I was asked to re-enlist, and First Sergeant Herbert Harris became a lifelong mentor and friend. Sergeant Harris recommended that I choose Fort Eustis in Newport News, Virginia for my re-enlistment. I remained at Fort Eustis from April 1985 until January 1988.
I became a squad leader, and for the next six months, I managed a squad of truck drivers in and around the base. After that, I was set on transportation becoming my specialty, but my career trajectory changed some when I was appointed to head up NCO Training, where I was responsible for the training of 270 soldiers.
Around this time, I met First Sergeant Fletcher Walker. He was sent in to straighten out our company, and he did just that. He would stand up at the top of the stairs with his hat covering his eyes but looking down at us. Sergeant Walker was a ‘soldier among soldiers,’ an airborne paratrooper, a Vietnam Veteran who had been shot three times. There was no one more surprised when he chose me to run the training.
I knew he had high expectations, and I was determined not to disappoint him. He was the kind of leaders for whom soldiers would fight and die. He was a true hero who taught me how to be a soldier and a man. He shared a lot about life with me. I imitated him in many ways so much that everyone would call me “Baby Walker.” I met his family and it was an honor. He retired as a Command Sergeant Major.
 
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I’ve Got to Write — The Parker J Cole Show

writebookI’ve Got To Write! It’s Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones! Personal Growth Study and Journal

Several scriptures implore you as a Christian writer to share the Word of God while on earth.

1. You’ve got to write because you are called to write. According to Jeremiah 1:5, God called you from the beginning of time. He knew you would be a writer when you were in your mother’s womb. God created you to be a writer. Your goal is to distribute His words in foreign lands or scatter abroad.

2. You’ve got to write because it is your spiritual gift. God has given every Christian has a gift. As a Christian writer, your purpose is to write. As God’s ambassador here on earth, you are to use your gift to help in Kingdom building and to bless others.

3. You’ve Got to write to bring God Glory. You are the spokesperson in this dark and depraved world. Your written words have power. Therefore, you must spread His word to those who are so desperately waiting.

I’ve Got To Write! It’s Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones! Spiritual Growth Journal is a study designed with you, the writer, in mind. It invites you on a prayerful journey through the beautiful and transforming word of the Bible while encouraging you to write. Each verse for reflection comes with a writing prompt. While on this writing journey you will spend time in God’s presence. He will reveal amazing treasures to you in His Word – and He will change your heart as a writer.

For the New Year, lets listen as I chat with author, speaker, consultant, pastor, and publisher Dr. Norma McLauchlin. You can call in at 929-477-1965 and press 1 to be live on air. Or, click on the link here: http://tobtr.com/s/11151617.

Write Stuff Author Spotlight — I’ve Got to Write by Norma McLauchlin

 

Hello! This is one of my tour stops during my two week book tour for I’ve Got To Write by Norma McLauchin. This virtual book tour is organized by Write Now Literary Book Tours. This tour runs Jan 2-15, 2019.  Book your own tour here WNL.
ISBN-13: 978-1732236646
Book Title: I’ve Got To Write! It’s Like Fire Shut Up In My Bones!
Genre: Inspirational
                     Meet NormaNorma McLauchlin is your Spiritual Growth & Journaling Coach, Founder of New Life Ministries, Lady LifersTM Women’s Conferences, Chosen Pen Publishing, the Free to ChooseTM book series, co-pastor of New Life Bible Church and New Life Christian Academy. Norma McLauchlin, fondly known as “First Lady” in and around her community, inspires women to embrace spiritual change and live more fulfilling lives. Speaking from the heart of her own experiences as a wife, mother, co-pastor, and administrator.  First Lady has the unique ability to connect with women from all walks of life.It’s Like Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a compilation of smoldering, heartfelt stories of love, compassion, forgiveness, and amazement inspired and told by members of the Chosen Pen Writers Group. For many of our authors, this is their first published work. Yet, the passion and resolve in bringing to light a story that was burning on their hearts can be found on the printed pages inside.First Lady has accepted the call to help women develop their self-esteem and self-worth. Chosen Pen Publishing and Free to Choose books are just two of the vehicles she uses to encourage women to access the tools necessary to bring about the transformation that will help them realize their potential.

About The Book
Jeremiah 20:9 (NIV) But if I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name,” his word is in my heart like a fire shut up in my bones.
It’s Like Fire Shut Up in My Bones is a compilation of smoldering, heartfelt stories of love, compassion, forgiveness, and amazement inspired and told by members of the Chosen Pen Writers Group. For many of our authors, this is their first published work. Yet, the passion and resolve in bringing to light a story that was burning on their hearts can be found on the printed pages inside.
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NEW RELEASE! An Agent for Arielle by Parker J. Cole

The Pinkerton Matchmaker series gives ‘being married to your work’ a whole new meaning.

Archibald Gordon, head of the Denver, Colorado office of the Pinkerton Agency has received news — hire female agents.  He advertises the position and applicants from all over the country start to pour in.

There’s just one problem; each female recruit will be trained by an existing agent. How do you protect her honor and reputation while still working the case? The answer seems simple. Marry your trainer for the duration of the case.

What could possibly go wrong?

The Pinkerton Matchmaker series, although fictional, is based on the real Pinkerton Agency. Allan Pinkerton, the founder, was a progressive of his time. He was the first to hire women and blacks.  He saw slavery as the curse of this great nation. Some of his closest friends were of African American descent and he and his wife also helped blacks on the road to freedom.

It’s this rich historical background that my book, An Agent for Arielle, takes place.


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A mulatto heiress, a former slave, and the case that tests their resolve…

Mulatto heiress Arielle Bradford refuses to marry the politician her father has chosen for her. When she sees an advertisement that the Pinkerton agency in Denver, Colorado is looking for female recruits, it seems like the perfect escape plan. And then she discovers she has to marry her training agent.

Former slave and Union spy Caleb Smith is leery of his beautiful but fiery partner’s ability to be a good agent, but when a prominent Negro politician receives a threat on his life, it’s up to both of them to find the would-be killer.

Can a woman who has never known shackles of slavery and a man who has never taken his freedom lightly not only work together, but maybe even find love?

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