Wednesday, December 18, 2013

STOCKING STUFFERS: Great Books from our Friends! from Humor to Fantasy, Romance, Ghosts, and more!



Here are some great ideas for  STOCKING STUFFERS: Great Books from our Friends. The range from Humor to Fantasy, Romance, Ghosts, Comic Books, Kids books and more! Check them out, order them and enjoy these books for yourself, too!

BETH KAUFMAN, STAND UP COMEDIENNE, CANCER SURVIVOR:
BOOK:  Make Mine a Double... A Mastectomy That Is
BOOK SUMMARY: Beth Kaufman's Stand-up Guide to Surviving Breast Cancer This book can help people keep a sense of humor through cancer treatment even on the worst days. This is a great book for newly diagnosed patients, caregivers and survivors alike. This is Beth's personal story of her bout with breast cancer. It is told with humor, yet is poignant. It takes you on a year-long ride from start to finish. You will laugh, you will cry, and you will certainly get your yearly mammograms after reading her story. It is unique in the way it is told from a comedienne's point of view, a stand up guide to getting through 525,600 minutes of a cancer patient's life. Use this book as your "stand up" guide to surviving breast cancer.  CHECK IT OUT ON AMAZON in Paperback and E-book: http://www.amazon.com/Make-Mine-Double-Mastectomy-That/dp/1492197289


THE BOUND TRILOGY: Familiar scenes of brutality and corruption; fear and coercion, they were filtering their way into every part of daily life, slowly corroding the fragile balance between Bonders and humans. Like a cancer in every cell of our social and cultural autonomy, the rise of the Vampires, their monolithic need for revenge and control, threatened to destroy the collective body from the inside out. I felt sick. Not physically sick, but the kind of deep mental fatigue that seeps into your soul, your core. A sickness that makes you question your very presence on the earth and makes you wonder if letting go, if not holding on, if that’s the better choice...
***and her NEW BOOK: In the Lies of Men: The Legion Series Book 1: Fired from the job she loves, with no money and no prospects, Aidee returns to her hometown of Thorne Bay, Alaska to find her footing. A quiet fishing village with a history of Inuit Elder magick, Aidee's little hamlet attracts tourists from around the world who hold a gruesome intrigue for the massacre that occurred in the town. After years of being away she quickly realizes all too soon that she's been expected to return and that she's not the only one still trying to wash the blood of the past from her hands...

JOHN SAZAKLIS: AUTHOR OF MANY DC COMIC'S SUPERHERO CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Including Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and more!  
SUPERMAN VS. BIZARRO, is the latest amazing adventure written by our friend John Sazaklis and illustrated by the super-talented Luciano Vecchio.  OR Batman Classic: Feline Felonies: With Wonder Woman OR Superman Classic: Escape from the Phantom Zone (I Can Read Book 2) OR Batman Classic: Fright Club OR Swamp Thing vs the Zombie Pets (Dc Super-Pets!) OR Superman Classic: Day of Doom (I Can Read Book 2)

REGINA HARVEY (Heidi Roosa): Fantasy Author of OUTLIERS (like the Hunger Games)
BOOK SUMMARY: A team of teens from all corners of the earth - statistical outliers in talents and intelligence - come together to fight against UNITEED, the warped world government that believes the norm is the ideal. UNITEED is suppressing environmental recovery and systematically reducing and controlling outside cultures. Only those young enough to be 'uncounseled' toward the norm can lead the way to change. They must thwart the ultimate goal of the Reverend Doctor: to bring all of humanity into genetically-manipulated communion. Together, the Outliers must stop the Reverend Doctor before his plan succeeds.
Fans of the Hunger Games, Divergent, and Legend series will be as captivated by Outliers, the first book in the EOD series.  TO ORDER: http://www.amazon.com/Outliers-EOD-Book-1/dp/0991265203/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386250346&sr=1-7&keywords=Outliers

MIKE RICKSECKER'S BOOKS: Deadly Heirs" and System of the dead in his series of Chase DeBarlo Mysteries; A NEW E-only book: The Inscription of Evil Times (Ghostorian Case Files), Ghosts of Oklahoma and  
GHOSTS OF MARYLAND  Synopsis:
Explore the supernatural history of Maryland through ghost stories and legends, and discover why the state may be one of the most haunted in America. Learn how a woman, killed by an oil lamp, locked the parlor doors of her house from her coffin. Play cards with the devil in a home where a ghost led a player to a hidden gold chain. See the impression left in a bed at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd house and discover what person of infamy may have left it. Solve the mystery of the ghost of a headless peddler that kept pointing a stick at the ground, and read about the testimony of a ghost used in court. With over 100 ghost stories and an atlas to guide you, this comprehensive collection includes details unearthed for the first time in decades!  MIKE'S BOOKS: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Mike%20ricksecker
 
JANE WAKELY: paranormal romance writer whom I met earlier this year at the Frederick Book Festival. Jane has been creating stories of love and romance for as long as she can remember. She's a sucker for a happy ending and thinks the best thing about any movie or book is when the characters find someone to love. Jane's stories reflect her interest in all romance genres, and all levels of spice, but paranormal romance is her true passion. She loves creating worlds around sexy shifters and vamps--even if the shifter is a smelly skunk!  Jane writes sensual romance that will warm your heart, and a happy ever after is guaranteed!
JANE'S E-BOOKS:   http://www.amazon.com/Jane-Wakely/e/B007886X0I/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1387368077&sr=1-2-ent


OH YEAH… and me: Rob Gutro:  "Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead
I'm a member of Inspired Ghost Tracking who use scientific equipment to find proof of
ghosts or spirits. Since I was a child I could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). I wrote "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead" to teach others how Ghosts and Spirits communicate and to give hope about the afterlife. I also provide some scientific explanations about how they do it. I'm not a medium who makes appointments - I'm not as well-developed in my abilities as learned mediums. I'm more of a "medium rare." I just hope you find comfort in these explanations based on my experiences.
Our loved ones are missed most around the holidays, and one way to take comfort is to understand that they're still around. - My books have provided a comfort by explaining how spirits make themselves known.
BOTH BOOKS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON:
Ghosts and Spirits: Insights from a Medium for $7.25 paper/$2.99 E-book and Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead for $8.99 paperback and $2.99 E-book on AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/q3bhgde


SCOTT LOPE'S  story in WOLVERINE (comics)
Recently, our friend Scott Lope had the amazing opportunity to co-write a comic book about Marvel's Wolverine character from the X-men series.  The story appears in December's "Savage Wolverine #12" on sale now AND NEXT MONTH'S "Savage Wolverine #13"   The Wolverine story addresses the serious issue of Rhino poaching in Africa and how countless Rhinos are slaughtered for their horns. This is one of the issues that Scott personally tries to stop through his organization.  The story is gripping and well-written and the artwork is fantastic.
    Scott is the founder of the Non-Profit Organization called Animal Warriors. Animal Warriors is a group of like minded individuals from all walks of life who share a common goal of helping animals with active volunteer groups in both Florida and North Carolina. (Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Animal-Warriors/116732375085208)

RANDY KELLER -Voices From Forever
Voices From Forever chronicles my journey through the paranormal by way of Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). What started out as an experiment, proved to be the most eye-opening and profound experience of my life. There is no longer any doubt that beyond this existence is a greater continuation; an equally dynamic and vital place where the passion of human emotion and the animism of the universe converge to reveal a glimpse of what is to come. My attempts to make contact through EVP taught me just how thin the veil is between what we know as living, and the afterlife that claims us all. Death is not the end of being alive, but the beginning of our next step – one that we must all take. Check it out!: http://tinyurl.com/mvkeula





Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14