THE BIG WHEEL
by Scott Archer Jones
Robko Zlata is sprinting across America, on the run with a call girl-his ex-wife-on a hot red motorcycle. Robko is a thief, and he has stolen the wrong thing, a device that can guarantee immortality. His wrathful target, a corrupt billionaire politician, wants the world’s greatest piece of technology back. Robko’s new worst enemy unleashes his fortune and corporate security in unrelenting pursuit. “Golden Boy” Thomas Steward is asked to follow the money and uncover the thief with massive illegal surveillance. Thomas, morphing into his prey, becomes the most dangerous of hunters. But Thomas could die too. A gang of ex-mercenaries, good at killing, torture, and rape, are hot on the heels of Robko and Thomas. The thugs are ready to murder anyone who knows about the immortality device. Throw in the underground world of thieves and billionaires, drugs and punk clubs, five-star hotels and cheap motels, and Robko and Thomas are in for one hell of a crash. As in the best of plots, nothing
The Big Wheel is a finalist for the NM – Arizona Book Awards as a drama/action novel. There are 5 other great books up, so we won’t hold our breath, but surely a book in a SW contest that has scenes in an illegal L.A. bar will win?
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TRUE WEST MOMENTS
by Bob Boze Bell
Arizona’s Most Outrageous Historian
History with some bark!
Where Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction
Bob Boze Bell tells it like it is, true history, warts and all, with a pinch of outrageousness thrown in. Go to bobozebell.net for contact info and book signings.
Some history you can chuckle at!
“I always look forward to Bob Boze Bell’s TRUE WEST MOMENTS. These fascinating and colorful little nuggets of information keep the history of the Old West alive and lively.”- Marshall Trimble, Official Arizona State Historian
About the Author
is a medical herbalist, shamanic practitioner, and Celtic priestess trained by a traditional wise woman in the Western mysteries. She has worked with healing plants for over 30 years. In 2010 she completed a 10-year apprenticeship with Métis Medicine Woman Arwyn DreamWalker, carrier of the Beauty Way Teachings. She offers workshops, teachings, healings, apprenticeships, and personal and group ceremonies both internationally and at her home, Derrynagittah, in Caher, Ireland.
“We are fortunate that she has chosen to share her wisdom with us all. This beautiful, magical, wonderful book is a re-initiation of teachings from the plants themselves that are essential for the very survival of our species. Carole Guyett is a modern shaman, an inspiration!”
, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
, and The World Is As You Dream It
“…Sacred Plant Initiations reminds us that we don’t need to travel half way around the world to drink strange and wonderful jungle brews to have a deep and life-changing experience from working with plants. All we need to do is look outside our window and we will see that there are many friends waving to us from the garden, gently encouraging us to come on over and meet them face to face, so that they may share their lives and secrets with us.”
Indie Shaman, David Farrell, April 2015
“Carole’s deep love and understanding of plants shines through every page of this book. She provides fascinating insights into the power of the plants–if we open our minds to listen. We are fortunate that she has chosen to share her wisdom with us all.”
Penelope Ody, author of The Complete Medicinal Herbal
“Carole’s clear instructions, along with her loving encouragement for personal creative additions, are designed to guide the readers into how to have their own uniquely valuable, magical, and practical plant experiences. Plants are indeed our elders and teachers, and this book will help any sincere seeker to reawaken to their own true nature, and that is the most healing gift of all.”
Robin Rose Bennett, herbalist and author of The Gift of Healing Herbs andHealing Magic
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This book explains how you can commune with plants and their spirits through the shamanic method of “plant dieting,” which involves ingesting a particular plant over a period of time so you regularly receive the plant’s vibratory energy as well as its medicinal actions. There are practical instructions for developing your own sacred plant initiations that allow you to connect deeply with all aspects of a plant, receive its sacred teachings, and forge a relationship for guidance and healing.read more
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THE HILLS ABOVE THE VALLEY.
By Mattie Lennon.
Some years ago I was producing a DVD Sunrise on the Wicklow Hills” and it was a struggle to get fourteen or fifteen Wicklow songs. It would appear that there was a dearth of songwriters in the Garden County. All that has changed. Wicklow singer/songwriter Barry Kinane is bringing out an album, “The Hills above the Valley.”
All are Wicklow songs which, in the true ballad tradition, tell tales of love, hardship, tragedy, hope and humour.
The Hills Above the Valley.
Where Brook waters Flow.
Biddy Mulvey and the Landgrabber.
Mrs O’s Delight.
The Ballyknockan Band.
A Stonecutter’s Journey.
Madonna and Lion.
All tracks are composed by Barry.
Barry, who grew up in Ballyknockan is married with two children and lives in Carrigacurra, overlooking the beautiful Blessington Lakes. He has been a songwriter and composer of music most of his life and I started playing in bands as a teenager.
In the past decade he has released eight albums, five with critical acclaimed band Glyder, a solo album, a project album with “Maggie Simpson” and an album with The Whole Hog Band. His music has been played on BBC, RTE and their equivalent stations in Sweden, Germany and Norway as well as rock shows all over the world. A track was played on the legendary “Nights with Alice Cooper” show which was syndicated all over the world. While in Glyder he toured all over Europe and opened for international acts like Metallica, Slash, Thin Lizzy and many more. Glyder were a well-respected band in the rock scene in UK and Europe and the albums were released internationally on SPV (Steamhammer) for Europe and USA and JVC Victor for Asia. In 2010 I released a solo album, “A lifetime to Kill” described as “folk prog” by Hot Press magazine. It featured Johnny Cash’s bass player Dave Rorick as well as top Irish musicians Rob Strong and Pat McManus. It got favourable press and some airplay in Ireland on RTE and regional shows.
He recently released a country and Bluegrass album, which he recorded and produced in his own studio with The Whole Hog Band album called “Ordinary Days”. It features some of Ireland’s finest bluegrass musicians. It received the award of best debut album at the Leinster Entertainment Awards.
Barry has been finalist in many song writing competitions and in 2014 won the prestigious Sean McCarthy Ballad writing competition in Listowel, Co. Kerry, says “ I have written in many styles ranging from rock, folk, country, metal, pop and soul.”
The CD is due for release in Mid-November and will be available from Barry at; email@example.comBarry
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For many people, especially those who came of age after landmark civil rights legislation was passed, it is difficult to understand what it was like to be an African American living under Jim Crow segregation in the United States. Most young Americans have little or no knowledge about restrictive covenants, literacy tests, poll taxes, lynchings, and other oppressive features of the Jim Crow racial hierarchy. Even those who have some familiarity with the period may initially view racist segregation and injustices as relics of a distant, shameful past. A proper understanding of race relations in this country must include a solid knowledge of Jim Crow—-how it emerged, what it was like, how it ended, and its impact on the culture.
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