Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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God and the gods

by Genesis T. Yengoh

Price: $19.95

Genesis T. Yengoh’s “God and the gods” is a fascinating story of culture clash in contemporary Africa. Lydia Ngoske, the mother of a very successful son, believes in the protection of the Christian God but she demands a renowned traditionalist to provide protection for him through the occult. Beliefs shape destiny but one person’s mistake may have irreversible consequences. This book will draw you into a world of intricate ritual, family love and something very unexpected.

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Paper Roses: A Story of Imitation Love

by Lori Bassett

(4.5 Stars – 3 Customer Reviews)

Price: $18.95

Lori Bassett’s “Paper Roses: A Story of Imitation Love.” Have you ever lost yourself so badly that you didn’t recognize the face staring at you in the mirror? I fell, so hard, in love with a man who turned me into someone I didn’t know. I became his pawn and he put me where he wanted me to be. Eventually, he tossed me aside like yesterday’s trash. But, there is life after misery. I survived and I am really happy now.

 

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He Strived to Aspire by Okechukwu Ogori

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book.  While book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion.  However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Okechukwu Ogori, who is taking his latest book, He Strived to Aspire, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. He will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about him and his book.

Luckily for us, Okechukwu was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of He Strived to Aspire.

OP: Tell us a little bit about He Strived to Aspire. What is it about?
Okechukwu:  My book is mainly about a boy who grew up as part of a poor family, and who worked incredibly hard to achieve success despite enormous obstacles. His story demonstrates the fact that success can be achieved by hard work and determination, and shows how one can always triumph over poverty by being optimistic and removing from oneself the spirit of despair.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?
Okechukwu: It is written to encourage everybody, and to show that hard work, patience, and optimism are key to success. That fear of the unknown and self-defeat are what bring failure. That if I can move from grass to grace, despite my socio-economic background and mountainous obstacles, then everyone can succeed as well. It is only a matter of time.

OP: How did you get your book published?
Okechukwu: I wrote the book myself and prepared the manuscript before I discovered Outskirts Press, where I was given a lot of encouragement.  After the manuscript passed through the design and proofing phases, my book was then published. I performed a vigorous self-edit beforehand as well.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?
Okechukwu: My book is meant for everybody, but especially those who have met with a lot of obstacles in life either as a result of natural causes, personal mistakes, and unknown forces, as well as young people who may be dwelling in the world of illusion and fantasy.

OP: What is special about your book?
Okechukwu: I hope it inspires anyone who reads it; it will surely change one’s perception of life. Moreover, it’s filled with authentic life experience which I hope will captivate and move readers to greater aspirations for industriousness, not laziness.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?
Okechukwu: Inasmuch as it is a true-life story, my book was written with a touching and stimulating style of writing so that readers immediately grasp the heart of the matter. I wrote it to encourage those who may think that they cannot succeed again in life because of so many drawbacks, not merely for commercial purpose or to amass wealth.

OP: Have you published any other books? Do you plan to publish more?
Okechukwu: Yes, I have published a science textbook which focuses on the fundamentals of integrating science and work.  It is comprised of multiple choice questions and answers. I intend to make some adjustments to that book soon, and I have three other works of fiction which are still at the manuscript stage.

OP: Thanks for your time, Okechukwu! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Okechukwu Emmanuel Ogori was born on 15th August 1963. He hails from Abia state of Nigeria. He has a wife, Anna and two children: Okechukwu (Jr) and Joanna. He had his elementary education at Otumoye primary school Fegge Onitsha Anambra state, Nigeria; High school at Bishop Shanahan College, Orlu, Imo state, Nigeria, and institute of continuing education Asaba Delta state, Nigeria. He later went to Lagos state College of Education (now Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education) Lagos, Nigeria, where he acquired Nigeria certificate in Education majoring in Physical and Health Education. He went further to acquire Bsc. in Accounting from Olabisi Onabanjo university Ago-Iwoye, Ogun state, Nigeria. He is a certified internal control Auditor (CICA) from Institute of internal control, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Administrator (ACAA) from Institute of Chartered Accountant and Administrators, Delaware, USA; Texas, licensed insurance Agent. More so he has worked with Lagos state Ministry of Education as a Tutor in High and middle schools respectively for twenty-three years, worked with Decan Concepts ltd, Nigeria, as an internal Auditor (Part time) for twelve years. Currently a Teacher in Alief independent school district, Houston, Texas, USA. He is also a writer of fiction and non-fiction books.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/hestrivedtoaspire

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.”  Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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A Dog for Michael by Janie Nugent

With the abundance of self-published authors, you have to come up with creative ways to market a self-published book.  While traditional book tours are a great way to connect with your readers, they aren’t the most affordable method of promotion.  However, technology has made it possible for an alternative.

Take note from self-publishing Outskirts Press author, Janie Nugent, who is taking her latest book, A Dog For Michael, on tour – a virtual book tour, that is. She will be featured on several blogs over the weeks and months ahead so keep your eyes peeled to learn more about Janie and her book.

Luckily for us, Janie was kind enough to answer a few questions as the tour was getting started so that we can give you a sneak peek into the mind of the creator of A Dog For Michael.

OP: Tell us a little bit about A Dog For Michael: Doug To The Rescue. What is it about?

Janie: Adopting an adult dog and the joy it brings to everyone in the family.

OP: Why did you decide to write this story?

Janie: It is based on my son Michael and his dog, Doug. We adopted Doug when he was eight years old and our lives were forever changed.

OP: How did you get your book published?

Janie: I self-published with Outskirts Press.

OP: What types of readers would be interested in this story?

Janie: Parents, young readers, grandparents, schools, childcare workers, adoptive parents and all animal lovers.

OP: What is special about your book?

Janie: It is beautifully illustrated and the story about the love between a child and their pet is honest and heartfelt. It was very important for me to encourage reading with and to your child. I believe the book will grow with them as they understand the story in different ways. Initially, it is a pretty book with a cute dog. It is also about pet adoption, friendships and families. Recently, I was invited to speak at a local Women’s club to discuss the book. A member approached me and stated she adopted a child and felt the book would be special to her child. I gave her a book and she contacted me to tell me how much her child loved the book. I am now partnering with her to get the book to adoptive agencies to share with the new parents.

OP: What differentiates it from other books in the same category?

Janie: The story is through the eyes of Doug, the adopted adult dog. The proceeds of the book go to support pet adoption programs. I have given books to schools to add to their libraries and read to children at the schools. I also have been giving books to animal shelters to sell and keep the proceeds.

OP: Do you plan to publish more?

Janie: I would love to do a sequel since Doug is on the way to New York with Michael at the end of this book. My goal is to raise money for pet adoption, so continuing with Doug’s story would keep the process going.

OP: Thanks for your time, Janie! We look forward to learning more about you as you visit other bloggers!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Janie Nugent always dreamed of becoming a writer. As a lifelong supporter of animals both personally and financially, sharing Doug’s story was the perfect reason to write her first book. The opportunity to raise awareness and provide financial support with proceeds from this book is a dream come true.

For more information or to contact the author, visit https://www.outskirtspress.com/adogformichael

This author purchased the Virtual Book Tour marketing option, which allows self-publishing authors to connect with bloggers and harness the power of the blogosphere by taking their book on the “virtual road.”  Learn more about this service by visiting your Publishing Center and reviewing the available marketing options.

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Amazon Featured Book-of-the-Week

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Caribbean Treasure

by Lee Storm

(4.5 Stars – 6 Customer Reviews)

Price: $14.95

Lee Storm’s “Caribbean Treasure.” Escape everyday life and sail into the sunset! Mack and Carly meet by chance as they both seek adventure in the blue waters of the Caribbean. Their romance and adventure turn to terror when Mack and Carly are pursued by hired guns trying to recover a treasure of gold, diamonds, cash and cocaine.

 

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