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Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on May 16, 2013 at 9:55am

A CBM Christian Book Marketing Author Press Release

No Shame! Only Power- by Val Newton-Knowles
April 9, 2013-No Shame! Only Power - Tired of feeling defeated in your Christian walk?  Christian author Val Newton-Knowles writes to defeated Christians in her new book release, No Shame! Only Power. 
Written to encourage and instruct the Body of Christ to overcome any obstacle of life through the power of Jesus Christ and His Word, this book gives keen insight into the power that is available to us as Christians.  We were not meant to travel this path of life on Earth alone.  God gave us the Holy Spirit, “The Comforter” and “The Helper” to guide us through to eternal life.  If we understand the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and learn to live guided by the Holy Spirit and the Word, there is no shame, only power!  Come and learn how to defeat every negative thought you have about yourself and your life while learning to overcome through the blood of Jesus Christ.  He has paid it all - all you have to do is accept your part as an active believer.
Val Newton-Knowles knows that life can be more than difficult at times.  But as a believer in Jesus Christ, we have an indescribable and awesome power that we can tap into.  She writes to help others understand their identity in Christ, giving those who have low-self esteem a huge boost by giving practical steps to understanding who they are in Christ.  Her instruction enables a powerful inner transformation through the Word of God and encourages daily communication with God and the Holy Spirit that will lead to nothing less than a victorious walk with Christ. 
This is a highly recommended read for those that are feeling defeated and overwhelmed by life’s circumstances.  Come be refreshed and renewed to fight the good fight of faith again.  There is no shame, only power!   
For further information contact Val Newton-Knowles.  And you may also get your copy of No Shame, Only Power! on Amazon, in Kindle Edition and Barnes and Noble.
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Comment by Andre N. Turner on April 26, 2013 at 4:22pm

Hi, my name is  Andre and I'm new here. My first book "The Darker Side of Evil," was published a month ago. Here's a link,

Looking for marketing tips as well as looking to help someone else that needs it.

Comment by Jeffrey Allen Davis on April 20, 2013 at 5:06pm

I'm looking for some reviewers with Kindles.  My YA novel, INVASION OF THE NINJA, is set for an "official" release date of 4/22, though it's actually already available here:

If anybody has a Kindle and would like a free mobi file for review purposes, drop me a line at <>.  Here's the book description:

Jamie and Yoshi are late twentieth century members of the Funakoshi ninja clan who were trained by Yoshi’s uncle, Tanemura Funakoshi. When the Waruiyatsu, a sinister clan with an ancient grudge, attack Jamie’s high school and hold his classmates hostage in an effort to bring Tanemura and his two students into the open, Jamie and his clan sister are forced to attempt a rescue. 

Going along are a close group of friends, each with his own interest in the fighting arts. From Dave, whose muscle-bound frame and love of a good scuffle are overshadowed by his cheerful personality and kind heart, to Buster, whose Bible is his greatest weapon, each of their friends has a loyalty to them and each other that is stronger than the Waruiyatsu can ever fathom.

This is a story of courage, friendship, and faith ....

Comment by CBM Christian Book Marketing on April 17, 2013 at 4:10pm
Christian Book Marketing Author Article Blasts ...

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Comment by Katherine Billingsley Duke on April 17, 2013 at 1:56pm

For Christine Corretti Thank you. I will preorder at Amazon.

Comment by Susan Keefe on April 12, 2013 at 6:53am

Sci-fi action at its best.

We begin this story far in the future with Black and his stealth pod crew who are stationed on Harmonica, a spaceport city orbiting Earth’s terra-formed moon. They are instructed to intercept an unresponsive spacecraft and inside they discover a beautiful but lethal humanoid woman.

Then, we then leap forward in time to find Black, miraculously reborn on an unfamiliar planet called Neon and in a place called Starlight City. Here where humans, robots and other combinations exist, Black discovers he is a wanted man.

Hazy memories surface as he fights to discover who he is and why the leader Nahzir wants him so badly.

Soon others are involved, some with their own ghosts from the past, and together they share a great adventure where incredible discoveries are made.

The author has an amazing imagination and insight into cyberspace. This book is fast moving and exciting with enough imaginative future technology to keep even the most demanding technophobe happy.

Available at Amazon in Paperback here

and on Kindle here

Comment by Neil Ostroff on March 22, 2013 at 11:21am

Silent Invasion  (Book 1- The Imagination Series)


Thirteen-year-old Tim Madison is the only person who knows about and can stop the ruthless creatures who are working deep inside our planet constructing a massive extermination army. Tim’s ordinary life turns upside down when a strange visitor takes him aboard a magnificent spaceship to train for a future alien war. Returned home with new skills and this terrible knowledge, Tim confides in his two best friends about his experience. Now, they’re in a race against time to prevent an all-out attack on Earth.


The authorities would never believe their story of course, because they’re just kids. Bearing humiliation at school and ramifications at home, they hop a bus and journey to the Grand Canyon where they locate an alien army many thousands of times greater than what Tim had expected. Caught up in escalating danger, Tim and his buds must make a choice. Try to climb back out of the canyon without being seen or take the aliens head on. If only Tim could acquire a weapon and steal one of the alien’s fighter ships he might have a chance at victory.


Readers can expect deadly creatures, technical marvels, and in the end, something surprising to play a key role in winning the epic battle.





Comment by Neil Ostroff on March 8, 2013 at 1:41pm

The virtual bookshelf


There is a riding wave of enthusiasm and excitement among indie authors that finally, after centuries of struggle, we can now put our books out there on the virtual bookshelf for the world to see and for all eternity. What an incredible concept that a hundred years from now someone might happen upon one of my books and my characters would rise from the ashes of time and thrill a new reader. Or is it?


What is the likelihood that a future individual will happen upon one of my books? If you do the actual mathematics, it doesn’t seem likely.


Ebooks have only been around for a few years and their rise in popularity is growing at exceptional and exponential levels. When I first started publishing in the virtual world, getting my books noticed was as easy as posting descriptions on social networks and threads. If you were lucky enough to afford a promotion on a popular reader’s website, you could draw dozens if not hundreds of new sales. Ereaders were a novelty that the next generation had to have and ebooks were golden jewels.


Well, the reading population bought both books and devices, and they bought them by the millions. You would think that is a good thing for indie writers like me, having a new audience who have a lifetime to discover my works?


With the new wave of ereaders also comes a new wave of writers. Writers who have discovered how easy it is to publish a book and try to sell their work. Many of these indie books are coming onto the market too soon. In a rush to get published, many writers are neglecting the basics of grammar, and characterization, and the importance of details in the setting. These quickly written books are coming on the market raw and unreadable, and flooding it in the process. Many novice writers are spamming the once mighty reader’s websites giving the legitimate indie authors little exposure and the art form a tarnished reputation.


It is true that the virtual bookshelf will exist as long as humanity and the internet do, however, being discovered on that bookshelf is soon going to be like trying to find a specific grain of sand placed somewhere on the largest beach on Earth. What can possibly set apart the great writers from the wannabe’s: Marketing? Promoting? An incredible tale?


I believe the only saving grace for the gifted writer will be word-of-mouth. Only if you write a great story will absolute strangers tell other absolute strangers about it. Like all things great, it will rise above the garbage and shine like a diamond. And there will be a lot of garbage out there, I predict billions of books.


As I continue to see mediocre books flooding the market (many free or at a price insulting to the art form) I can only wonder how long it will be before I, too, drown in this oncoming sea of mediocrity. Writers whose works are truly gifted are getting lost in a flood of new titles. A virtual bookstore where anyone can sell your work is truly a Godsend to the true storyteller, however, with virtual unlimited shelf space there may soon be more books than readers who care to read them.



Comment by Neil Ostroff on March 4, 2013 at 11:23am

Breaking Writer’s Block


I woke up this morning momentarily gripped by a fear and uncertainty that has plagued me as of recent. Would today be like yesterday and the day before and the day before? Would I spend the next fifteen hours walking around my office in a daze trying to rip free of this chain of boredom? Would today be the day I finally break this horrible bout of writer’s block?


For twenty-five plus years, I’ve woken each morning with my head crammed full of ideas. Imaginary characters start to converse with me and I find my thoughts drifting to other worlds and possible dimensions. However, for the last few days these comforting and familiar figments of make-believe have vanished.


 I’ve never experienced a block before and find it both terrifying and strangely liberating. Being a writer is like waking up every morning for the rest of your life with homework to do. There’s always a chapter to be edited or a scene that needs tightening; a continuous mental itch to put down your thoughts that doesn’t ever get scratched or go away. To not feel that itch is as strange as cold-turkeying an addiction; like a smoker not being able to huff his first cigarette of the morning, or an alkie denied his early-afternoon sauce. I literally had restless tremors.


The first two days of my block was bearable, and my creative writing time was spent marketing my other novels (which is not necessarily a bad thing) and my usual marketing time was spent trying to find my creativity. Day three of my block was when I got scared. I spent two hours staring at the same page in front of me. My newest dystopian novel (the one I’d been averaging 1,500 words a day) was stuck on the glowing computer screen like a dead fish in mud.


Television and video games rarely exist in my life. Perhaps, that is the main reason I write. I’d rather create my own stories than watch someone else’s imagination unfold on the screen or become a pretend animated character in a programmer’s virtual reality game-world. I create my own virtual realities. I can disappear at will into a character of my own choosing and creation. That’s probably why I’m so sad that the ability went missing.


I find days without writing exceedingly long, believing hours have droned by only to realize the day isn’t even half over. I don’t know how normal, non-writers find enough stuff to do to fill the time (I know, those with kids are cursing me right now). Only after I’ve put in a good three or four hours of writing can I start my day feeling like I’ve accomplished something, and by then I’m racing against the clock to get my normal, human life activities done.


Happily, this morning I awoke with the tingles of creativity again sparking in my mind and the dreaded, creative dead-weight lifted. After four days of not “feeling it” my thoughts are again sharp, my worlds have returned, and my characters are speaking to me.


Stephen King describes the breaking-writer’s-block emotion best in his book ON WRITING. After years of drinking and drug addiction, Mr. King finally got sober, only to realize with this new sobriety he had lost his creativity. Finally, slowly, over a period of a few months, he found the beat again and the joy. He describes the feeling as this;


“I came back to it (writing) the way folks come back to a summer cottage after a long winter, checking first to make sure nothing has been stolen or broken during the cold season. Nothing had been. It was still all there, still all whole. Once the pipes were thawed out and the electricity was turned back on, everything worked fine.”


It’s time to continue with my novel.

Comment by Crystal Smith-Connelly on March 2, 2013 at 10:27am

For I Am Zeus: A Collection of Plays About Greek Mythology is free for Kindle today and tomorrow!  Please help me reach my goal of 1,000 downloads...only 86 to go! : )


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