The HUUT - Mike Kennedy

December 11, 2018

The HUUT

Host Gwyn Olson interviews 
Mike Kennedy, Author of The Huut
and narrator Conner Goff

 

About the book: A clue and a fatal accident sends Mark Springfield across the country to the Golden State. With him is an encrypted device able to communicate with The HUUT, the only satellite able to image below the earth's surface. If his sister is still alive, he'll use it as bait to get her back.

"Richard Salvatore, Mark Springfield, or whatever his name is, sat right in front of me! I would've had him killed then if I had known! Ken, how did this get past us?" It was a rhetorical question. Steve Chang was furious and could hardly control himself as he sat in the small room at the JPL. Ken Benner sat patiently across from him with his elbows on the table, watching. He knew what was really driving this rant. Martin Powell, Chang's number-one man, had brought the woman back, the sister of a CIA operative. Ken shook his head. He had never liked Powell, thought him impulsive. He had screwed up, and now they had to clean up his mess. "I worked for years getting information on the Huntsville unit", Chang blurted. Unbeknownst to Chang, the Chinese government was taunting the US. It was a ploy to get them to show their hand. Instead, they had planted their own spy."

 

The Huut   Mike Kennedy
  Mike Kennedy

 

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Because of the Rain - Deborah Raney

November 27, 2018

Because of the Rain

Host Gwyn Olson interviews 
Deborah Raney, Author and Julie Lancelot, Narrator

Anna's life changes forever on one horrific night when she is assaulted and left for dead.

Anna Marquette has everything to live for. Her daughters are in college and, with the support of Paul, her loving husband, she is pursuing her dream of a career in counseling. Then one night, while on a trip to Orlando, the unimaginable happens. She takes a shortcut to an evening out with Paul and is brutally assaulted.

When Anna suspects the attack has left her pregnant, her faith is put to the test. As Anna and her family confront the heart-wrenching decisions that lie ahead, Anna gradually comes to realize that God has a plan for her and that she must trust Him. But will her family accept the choice she makes? Will her husband's love for her prevail? And will her marriage survive this ultimate test?

DEBORAH RANEY's first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched Deb's writing career. Twenty-plus years, thirty-plus books, and numerous awards later, she's still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. Her awards include RWA's RITA® Award, ACFW's Carol Award, the National Readers Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. Deborah is also a three-time Christy Award finalist. She and husband, Ken Raney, traded small-town life in Kansas for life in the friendly city of Wichita. They love traveling to visit four children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Find out more about Deb's newest releases at www.deborahraney.com.

Julie Lancelot (narrator), has been a fan of Christian fiction and romance since her teen years.  She lives in a cabin on a small wooded acreage in Arkansas with her husband and two boys; horses roam the pastures and neighbors chat across the barbed wire fence. She draws upon her many years in the church and growing up as a Pastor’s daughter in the south and the Midwest to add personality to her characters. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, extended family and rowdy group of southern girlfriends.

Deborah Raney

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Eden: A Novel - Podcast

November 20, 2018

Host Marnye Young (the Audio Sorceress) talks with author Jeanne Blasberg about her novel, "Eden: A Novel."

Jeanne is a voracious observer of human nature and has kept a journal since childhood. A firm believer that you are never too old to change course, she enrolled at Grub Street, one of the country’s pre-eminent creative writing centers, where she turned her attention to memoir and later fiction. Eden is her debut novel.

About the Book: Becca Meister Fitzpatrick―wife, mother, grandmother, and pillar of the community―is the dutiful steward of her family’s iconic summer tradition... until she discovers her recently deceased husband squandered their nest egg. As she struggles to accept that this is likely her last season in Long Harbor, Becca is inspired by her granddaughter’s boldness in the face of impending single-motherhood, and summons the courage to reveal a secret she was forced to bury long ago: the existence of a daughter she gave up fifty years ago. The question now is how her other daughter, Rachel―with whom Becca has always had a strained relationship―will react.

Eden is the account of the days leading up to the Fourth of July weekend, as Becca prepares to disclose her secret and her son and brothers conspire to put the estate on the market, interwoven with the century-old history of Becca’s family―her parents’ beginnings and ascent into affluence, and her mother’s own secret struggles in the grand home her father named “Eden.”

 

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Eden: A Novel   Jeanne Blasberg
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Executive Marriage Solutions - Podcast

November 13, 2018

Host Marnye Young (the Audio Sorceress) talks with author Dr. Lisa Webb. After advising hundreds of executive couples over two decades, Lisa has witnessed firsthand the power of using economic strategy to generate high return in marriage.

About the Book: Are you and your spouse struggling to connect and find common ground? Do your obligations as a high-ranking executive make it difficult to achieve work-life balance? In The Executive Marriage Solution, the author sheds light on how our priorities hinder our personal relationships, and details what can be done to succeed both at home and in the C-suite. 

Perhaps you spend the bulk of your time at the office and use business strategies to make corporate decisions. The Executive Marriage Solution details how you can apply such corporate strategies to transform the course of your marriage. By investing in your relationship the same way do in your profession, you can succeed both at home and in the C-suite.

In the form of compelling case studies and practical advice, Dr. Lisa Webb—business owner and strategy consultant, personal relationship advisor, and licensed clinical psychologist—outlines proven techniques for spouses to reevaluate their priorities, and examine where they are currently to set feasible goals for the future.

Print/Ebook Available soon on Amazon

Audiobook release December 25, 2018

 

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A Dress the Color of the Sky - Podcast

November 6, 2018

Host Marnye Young (the Audio Sorceress) talks with author Jennifer Irwin, a captivating storyteller with a flair for embellishment from New York.

About the Book: For too many years, Prudence Aldrich has been numbing the pain in her life with random sexual encounters. Her marriage to cold, self-centered Nick is, not surprisingly, on the rocks. But after several dangerous experiences with strangers, Prudence finally realizes she needs therapy to stop her self-destructive behavior, and so she checks into the Serenity Hills rehab center.

Prudence blames herself for her irresponsible behavior and is filled with self-loathing. She's convinced she is completely at fault for Nick's manipulative attitude and believes with therapy, she can return their relationship to its idyllic beginnings. However, her therapist and the other members of her rehab group see the person behind the pain. As Prudence learns more about herself and the reasons for her behavior, including startling revelations about her childhood, she begins to understand the basis for her lack of sexual self-respect. She also learns she is not entirely to blame for the failure of her marriage. With the positive reinforcement of everyone at Serenity Hills, Prudence learns not to define herself by her past. But moving forward would mean letting go of Nick for good, and Prudence isn't sure she can.

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Life Through A Mirror - Podcast

October 30, 2018

Host Marnye Young (the Audio Sorceress) talks with author Caesar Rondina. Caesar is a best-selling author, speaker, and a public figure from North Haven, Connecticut.

About the Book: Allie came from a small New England town. David also came from the same area, but a few towns over. Growing up they never met. He loved the fast-paced life of the city. After college, he moved to the big city. Two different ways of life - both living and trying to survive in different environments. They both had a past. A past that followed them into their present, which was affecting their individual futures. 

No matter what they tried to do, their past was always there to haunt them. Two people hundreds of miles away and worlds apart. Could they ever meet? Will they ever meet? Will their paths ever cross?

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Book Review - Fir Lodge

October 23, 2018

Fir Lodge (The Restarter Series) by Sean McMahon

Host Marnye Young (the Audio Sorceress) talks with author Sean McMahon. Joining us from Essex, England, he has been called The Wizard of Time Travel. 

Sean says: He has saved the world countless times. From the comfort of his sofa. Utilising a controller, as a conduit for his actions. He also believes he invented the concept of the digital photo-frame, but has no way to prove it. Sean lives in Essex with his family. In his spare time, he loves watching movies, reading, is an avid gamer, and enjoys walking his ridiculously-energetic Staffordshire bull terrier, Mindy. He also enjoys making contingency plans for surviving in the event of a potential zombie-apocalypse. Sean also once took a leak standing next to Simon Pegg at a press event. To this day, nobody cares.

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The Queen by JJ Anders - Podcast

September 11, 2018

The Queen
The Genoa Chronicles Book 3

A visit with authors Jill Sanders
and her twin sister, Jody
Marnye Young, Host and Narrator

Time is running out for the world of Genoa and its magical peoples.
A wizard’s past mistake must now be set right if
Genoa is to survive the battle that is to come.
 
With the brutal murder of her parents, Tress assumes the immense responsibility of unifying Genoa. Ruling a vast kingdom of wizards, sorcerers, and mystical creatures, she fights to rid Genoa of the tyrant, Gillard. Surrounded by spies and the threat of war, Genoa’s only hope of survival lies in Tress’ long-awaited reunion with the fearless dragon-warrior and the prized scholar in her protection.

JJ Anders is the pseudonym used by the powerhouse writing duo of NY Times & USA Today bestselling author, Jill Sanders and her identical twin sister, Jody. Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, these two talented ladies have merged their creative forces to craft an amazing new fantasy series that will leave you begging for more.

With over forty bestselling romance books and counting, Jill alone is a force to be reckoned with, boasting thousands of glowing reviews with a cumulative 4.5 star rating.

Jody's powerful imagination and newfound love of writing has spawned the thrilling new world and enchanting characters of Genoa. As a furious reader and devoted mother, Jody's passion for storytelling reaches full bloom by teaming up with her talented twin to bring her magical stories to life for the enjoyment of readers everywhere.

Marnye Young, narrator, is an award winning narrator for NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors. She is a Yale MFA grad SAG-AFTRA voice stage and screen actor who has spent her life in the South, Midwest and North. Having performed in Romania, Sweden, Scotland, NYC and more she has been reviewed for her impeccable comic timing as well as her ability to make you cry and has been called an accent guru. When she isn’t narrating she's podcasting, writing a self-deprecating comical blog about her identical twins, fishing, following NASCAR, volunteering (CRIS radio and TIC), running a small playreading group in NYC, raising chickens and of course “mom”ing. Her favorite literary character is Sherlock Holmes.

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Dino Hunters: Interview with Author and Narrator

September 4, 2018

Dino Hunters

An Interview Interview with
Peter Leavell, Author and Julie Lancelot, Narrator

Host Gwyn Olson fields questions and answers about the book.

Siblings Josh and Abby Hunter don’t believe their parents’ death was an accident. After taking pictures of the most incredible find of the 1920s—proof humans and dinosaurs lived together in the same time and place—desperate outlaws armed with tommy guns are on their tail! Only Josh and Abby know where the proof is hidden—in the canyons of Arizona’s desert.

When an intruder searches Josh and Abby’s bags inside their new home, the two convince their uncle Dr. David Hunter into returning to the canyon and finding the pictures they’d hidden. But the outlaws are just as eager to find the proof before Josh and Abby. Can Josh use his super-smart brain to outfox the villains in time? Will Abby’s incredible physical abilities stop full-grown men? And will their uncle believe them?

Dino Hunters is an apologetics-adventure series aimed at the middle reader to help them trust the Bible from the very first verse.

Peter Leavell, author is a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild’s Operation First Novel contest, and 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best award for First-Time Author. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho. For entertainment, he reads historical books, where he finds ideas for new novels. Whenever he has a chance, he takes his wife and two children on crazy but fun research trips. Learn more about Peter’s books, research, and family adventures at www.PeterLeavell.com.

Julie Lancelot, narrator, has been a fan of Christian fiction and romance since her teen years.   She lives in a cabin on a small wooded acreage in Arkansas with her husband and two boys; horses roam the pastures and neighbors chat across the barbed wire fence. She draws upon her many years in the church and growing up as a Pastor’s daughter in the south and the Midwest to add personality to her characters. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two boys, extended family and rowdy group of southern girlfriends.

 

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Murder In Shadow - Visit with the Author and Narrator

August 28, 2018

Murder In Shadow

An Acton & Dolye Mystery, #6

Host Marnye Young (narrator) shares questions with the author of the book, Anne Cleeland.

The Story: It seemed a little strange, that Detective Sergeant Kathleen Doyle wound up being the ranking officer on this particular homicide scene. It was true that DCI Acton was off somewhere, testifying, and DI Williams was chasing down witnesses on the latest Santeria murder, but Doyle couldn’t shake the feeling that she was being manipulated, by one or both of them. But to what end? The unidentified victim was a wealthy man, who shouldn’t have been mucking about in a Lambeth alley, in the first place. Who was he? And why were Acton and Williams staying well-away, with only Doyle left to sort it out? It was almost as though they didn’t want the case to be resolved too quickly. . .

About the Author:  Anne Cleeland holds a degree in English from UCLA as well as a law degree from Pepperdine University. She worked as a research attorney for federal and state court judges, a legal writer in private practice, and a guest lecturer at several universities. She is currently at work on her next Scotland Yard mystery featuring Acton and Doyle. She lives in California and has four children.

About the Narrator: Marnye Young is an award winning narrator for NY Times and USA Today bestselling authors. She is a Yale MFA grad SAG-AFTRA voice stage and screen actor who has spent her life in the South, Midwest and North. Having performed in Romania, Sweden, Scotland, NYC and more she has been reviewed for her impeccable comic timing as well as her ability to make you cry and has been called an accent guru. When she isn’t narrating she's podcasting, writing a self-deprecating comical blog about her identical twins, fishing, following NASCAR, volunteering (CRIS radio, TIC and Learning Ally), running a small playreading group in NYC, raising chickens and of course “mom”ing. Her favorite literary character is Sherlock Holmes.

Anne Cleeland   Marnye Young
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