Friday, August 19, 2022

The Last Pitch

 


The Last Pitch:

Face whatever comes your way


Remember the game of baseball in the 1960s and 1970s? Major League pitchers routinely threw 300 innings a year. High school pitchers threw ridiculous numbers of innings too. There were no radar guns, no free agents, and the World Series was over before the leaves fell off the trees in Northern Illinois.

The main character Carl Borowski tells how he grew up in a suburb of Chicago, became engulfed in baseball culture at an early age and developed into a high school All-State pitcher. Overuse in high school, bad personal baseball decisions led to many challenges, and unfortunate consequences in his career.

Carl shares his baseball days from the schoolyard games with his neighborhood friends, his high school career, his interaction with college recruiters, and even professional scouts all the way up until his last pitch in the Men’s Senior Baseball League. The family adventure continues with both sons in the next two books. This three-book series chronicles a family’s journey through baseball.


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Thursday, August 18, 2022

The Sound of the Broken Wand

 


The Sound of the Broken Wand: The Poems


Award-winning singer-songwriter Tiki Black blends her multicultural assets to create intricate lyrics and memorable music. Tiki now bares her soul with her first book, The Sound Of The Broken Wand, a beautifully written collection of poems (and one essay). The artist weaves the wealth of her experience into each line, encouraging and celebrating the magic of human emancipation, as it breaks the spell of survival and allows us to experience the infinite possibilities of life.

The collection of poems (and one essay) encourages us to emancipate and break the wands of survival to allow for creative growth and freedom. The pieces are centred around 6 themes implicitly present in all stories: the blood (representing life and death), the cage (representing prison and refuge), the mirror (reflection and deflection), the crown (power and duty/debt), the shoe (journeys and unbeaten paths) and the wand (bewitchment and magic).




 



Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Departure

 




A space opera and thought exercise for the avid science-fiction reader, "Departure" explores mankind's greatest test against an adversary of their own creation: self-replicating drones that threaten humanity's very existence after a malfunction spirals their growth rate out of control. Installation of the first-ever Dyson Sphere goes awry when a world-shattering mistake threatens Corina-189 and its host star, Elnath. Humanity faces an unthinkable terror when the self-replicating drones forming its shell malfunction, tearing away inexorably across the galaxy, devouring all energy in its path. A young commander struggles to lead a fractured civilization in a fight for victory against a new, infinite enemy amidst a brutal war for planetary control. Will they find salvation? Or will mankind run forever through the stars?

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Stoner Coloring Book for Adults

 


Stoner Coloring Book for Adults
Do you find yourself sometimes lacking something in life? Do you wish you could just 'relax'? Do you wish you could enter another world and forget all of your worries? Look no further, we have the solution for you!

Our brand new 'Stoner Coloring Book for Adults' has been expertly created for those who want to relax properly, with an amazing interior design and cover design, you are sure to have an absolute blast with this book, so get some snacks, light up a fat one and get coloring!






Monday, August 15, 2022

The Eighteen Years That Didn't Change Anything

   


The Eighteen Years That Didn't Change Anything



A revolutionary book by a new author. A memoir that transcends an individual experience to go to the heart of who we are and what is our purpose.

Mr k. is a 40-year-old professional living in London. He wants to settle down and have children. Ms S. is beautiful and intelligent. She is all that Mr K. wish for. However, is the will of a person enough to see their dreams fulfilled? Are we all destined to accomplish our ambitions? And, what do you do when you realize your hopes are slowly slipping away from you?




The Eighteen Years That Didn’t Change Anything is a book about a betrayal and a frustrated love. However, Enrico Tesla is a new author and his prospective is completely different from what you can imagine. We are consuming ourselves scrapping over trite conventions. It is time for new ideas to come in.




Visit the Authors Website at : https://www.enricotesla.com/

This book is available at Bookstores through Ingramspark



Sunday, August 14, 2022

Seekers

 


Seekers: The Winds of Change


After an assassination attempt that could lead to an all-out war, Tyras and Oren, two young Seekers of the Argan Empire, are each given secret missions in an attempt to thwart the coming chaos. Both tasks require the Seekers to venture through the war-torn continent of Tiarna where the young men face mortal danger, horrible monsters, and hostile groups – all challenges Seekers are trained to combat. Luckily, the two Seekers also find guidance, friendship, and romance along the way. However, powerful and mysterious forces are conspiring behind the scenes and both Tyras and Oren will have to overcome a host of obstacles, including their own inner demons, in order to maintain a glimmer of hope for success. With war imminent and the unknown ahead, will the Seekers triumph, or will they be swallowed by the turbulent, relentless Winds of Change?

Set in a new, masterfully created high fantasy world, Seekers: The Winds of Change is perfect for fans of An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir and We Free the Stars by Hafsah Faisal.




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Also Available on Kindle Unlimited


 



Saturday, August 13, 2022

The Reluctant Refugee

 


The Reluctant Refugee


When George learns that his biological father is critically ill he resolves to return to Budapest in an attempt to find him. Arrangements are made to cover his absence from the business he owns in Tooting , London.


This is the story of how he became The Reluctant Refugee. 


Young George’s life was a happy one. His future was safe and settled. Comfortably wrapped in the dogma of the communist regime, the way forward clearly marked. He had no idea that within the space of a few days his world would be shattered. 


In Oct.1956 during the Hungarian Revolution George’s mother Gita, a wilful eccentric woman, persuades her husband Dr.Julius Mihaly, an outspoken critic of the Hungarian regime, to flee Communism and make a new life in the ‘West’.

She sets off ahead with her three children.


After a harrowing night, crossing minefields and barbed wire on the Hungarian/Austrian border they are held in a refugee camp. Awaiting the arrival of Julius, they learn that the once porous border is now sealed by the reinvading Soviet army.

In an attempt to liquidate his assets, Julius had fatally delayed his escape and was now trapped.

Gita is unable to gain passage to her country of choice (USA) and eventually settles for a flight bound for Britain. She prays that Julius will find some means to join his family. 


Her expectations are dashed when she learns that Julius has been found hanging in the woods. The authorities claim suicide but Gita is convinced he was murdered by the regime. 

Without support, she is Incapable of providing for her children. The Roman Catholic Church steps in and they are sent to an orphanage. 


Gita reconnects in London with the enigmatic Victor Grandpierre whom she met on the train journey to the staging point (border town) prior to the ‘freedom walk’ and becomes embroiled in a toxic relationship. Events and circumstances turn Victor into an abusive drunk yet Gita remains financially and emotionally dependent on him.


Years pass and as an adult George learns that his real father (Julius was his stepfather) whom he has never met is gravely ill and he resolves to drive to Budapest to find him. 


Combining the quest with a family holiday, the meandering road trip east leads him to recall the terrifying events he witnessed during the conflict and their escape through the border to Austria and freedom. 


He finally tracks his aged father down. He now has a wife of many years who does not at first welcome this sudden reunion, fearing the shock to her ailing husband.


Over several days of emotionally charged talks she relents.

Using the pretext of being a repair ‘man’ George is allowed to enter the room where his father sits in a wheelchair.


Eventually, Ingrid allows the son to reveal himself to his father.

The timely connection brings some closure and understanding to a painful part of his early life.




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The Last Pitch

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