Thursday, April 3, 2014

Fog City Strangler







As 1958 nears an end San Francisco is being terrorized by a man who calls himself the “Fog City Strangler,” who preys on pretty young blonde women. The strangler announces each murder by sending a note and piece of the victim’s clothing to the local newspapers.

Angst mounts as the strangler continues to claim more victims. Private eye Sam Slater is worried that the Fog City Strangler may be eying his beautiful blonde wife, TWA stewardess Amelia Ryan. His anxiety is further fueled when TWA launches an advertising campaign with Amelia’s picture on a series of billboards plastered all over the city. Sam fears the billboards may attract too much attention--the wrong kind of attention.

Meanwhile, Sam and Amelia are hired to try to find the missing daughter of a wealthy dowager who fears she has lost her only child. The missing woman went for a walk with her dog on Stinson Beach, near San Francisco, and seemingly vanished into thin air. The woman’s husband arrived at their beach house and found the dog running loose but there was no trace of his wife. The police are stumped in their investigation.

As Sam and Amelia look into the disappearance of the woman on the beach they discover that nothing is as it seems at first glance. On a stormy night a shadowy figure sets fire to the beach house where the couple is staying--hoping to stop their investigation.

Greg Messel’s Fog City Strangler is a stand-alone thriller but is part of the Sam Slater Mystery Series--Last of the Seals, Deadly Plunge and San Francisco Secrets.

Greg Messel grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and now lives in Edmonds, Washington on the Puget Sound with his wife, Carol. “Fog City Strangler” is his seventh novel and is the fourth in a new series of Sam Slater mystery novels. Greg has lived in Oregon, Washington, California,Wyoming and Utah and has always loved writing, including stints as a reporter, columnist and news editor for a daily newspaper.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Reviewers Needed For Non-Fiction-Spiritual Book

What does it take to be happy? IS there such a thing as true and lasting happiness? And if there is, why do so many of us find happiness so difficult to attain?

 


These are the questions author Daniel Parmeggiani asked himself at the lowest point in his life when he was still a teenager. As a child, he had been exposed to both Eastern and Western religions, but found them full of absurdities and pretty words instead of clear, rational answers. But one day, Daniel had an epiphany. He realised that every human being shared the same desire, and that all the lofty, complex philosophies he had read boiled down to a simple, single Truth:

Our ONLY motivation in life is to be happy.

This revelation started Daniel on a journey of spiritual transformation that eventually led him to write his book The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence: Unlocking the Deeper Reality of Permanent Happiness. Neither a lofty, flowery book of pop-spirituality, nor a complex, intellectual philosophical treatise, The Magnificent Truths of Our Existence offers a revolutionary, new perspective for rational people looking for simple, clear and logical explanations for life’s most elusive mysteries. Filled with dozens of practical exercises, this book will show you how embracing your own innocence will unlock the doorway to freedom, self-love, true spirituality and total peace.

Get ready for a mind-expanding journey
that will finally help you make SENSE of the Universe.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Dr. Satwant Kaur Believes Credit Cards Will Soon be Obsolete

Hailed as the ‘first lady of emerging technologies,’ Dr. Kaur predicts significant advancements that will affect consumers and retailers alike.


Dr. Satwant Kaur gave the keynote address at the 2014 IT Expo in Miami in January, and it’s no wonder: her many awards and accolades show that her accomplishments in the field of technology are unparalleled. Though some of her ideas about our near future sound like something out of science fiction, her authority in these matters is unquestionable; truly, with the aid of technology humans will experience a truly fantastic future. Many of Dr. Kaur’s predictions concern the medical industry, or changes in our transit systems and habits; however, recently she has shared ideas that, should they come to fruition, will soon change our everyday lives as we know it.

Dr. Kaur believes that in the near future, credit cards will be totally obsolete. The magnetic strip is highly inconvenient for customers, most of whom carry smartphones. Why bother with insecure credit cards when digital wallet payments are an option? It’s true, credit cards are not necessarily the safest way to make purchases. For one, their authorization doesn’t specify the amount of the transaction, meaning that a customer can be charged twice by a merchant, whether accidentally or on purpose. Also, the card itself, or its information, can be easily stolen.

Encrpyted digital wallets are the way of the future, insists Dr. Kaur. These wallets will be accessible anywhere through secure smartphone apps, and will authorize payments for specific amounts. Retailers may make them easier to use by installing proximity sensors in checkout registers.

While change sometimes comes slowly, Dr. Kaur is confident that consumers will drive all businesses, no matter the size, to change over to these more advanced payment systems. Both customers and business partners will create the expectation that payments should be sent and received in a secure and convenient manner. Dr. Kaur believes that the advancements in digital wallets will allow all parties to spend and earn in a safer, easier manner.

Dr. Satwant Kaur

 

Dr. Satwant Kaur holds a Bachelors of Technology in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India. She has an MS in engineering and computer science from Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She also has a PhD in enhanced Internet protocols for efficient mobile communication from Oakland University.

She has received many awards and accolades for her unparalleled accomplishments in technology, including: Intel’s 2009 Technology Innovation Award, Intel’s 2009 Outstanding Women Award, and IEEE EIT’s 2001 best paper award for her paper “Mobile IP and Implementation of Regional Registration”.

Dr. Satwant Kaur, First Lady of Emerging Technologies® in all communications including all electronic, broadcast, and print media formats. Dr. Satwant Kaur is not endorsed by any third-party affiliation, organization, or employer and all opinions are solely of Dr. Kaur's, and do not reflect the opinions and/or views of any third-party affiliation, organization, or employer. For further information, please refer to her web site www.satwantkaur.com. 

Dr. Satwant Kaur may be contacted at her email Satwant.Kaur@gmail.com."

For more information, please visit http://www.SatwantKaur.com.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tales from a Dysfunctional Werewolf Pack

In William McNally’s ‘The Knights of Moonshine’, three friends go on a hunting trip that takes an unexpected turn and lands them in a strange and dangerous world they never knew existed.

The Knights of Moonshine by William  McNally



A pickup truck, ammunition, and plenty of liquor: it was shaping up to be a normal weekend hunting trip for the three town losers. However, what Dennis (the washed up former athlete), Ernie (the good-hearted, dumb one), and Harley (the drunken wildcard) don’t know is that their lives are about to change forever. In William McNally’s The Knights of Moonshine, all it takes is a wolf bite to rock the lives of three ne’er-do-wells and introduce them to a dangerous reality they never knew existed.

Dennis, Ernie, and Harley spend all their weekends in much the same way, whiling away the time at a remote hunting lodge, getting wasted, and perhaps getting some hunting done (but more likely shooting at road signs). When the liquor runs out, they’ll make their way back to town with little to no memory of the previous couple days. However, when out-of-control Harley performs a crazy stunt, he gets far more than he bargained for and the group will find their lives turned around for good.

There’s a world lurking just out of sight, and its strange inhabitants include immortal biker gangs and a threat even more frightening than a dysfunctional clan of werewolves. As the three friends become more intimate will all the dangers of the forest, they are forced to choose between the world they’ve always known, where they’re seen as outcasts, and the crazy new reality that feels strangely like home.

Harley’s drunken antics make it clear that seemingly insignificant events can be weighted with fate as William McNally spins his tale of three losers who find an unlikely place in the world. The Knights of Moonshine is a dark and absorbing story about the allure of having somewhere to call home, no matter what the cost.

William McNally


After a career as an executive, William McNally now lives with his wife in the mountains surrounding Dahlonega, Georgia. His first two books, Four Corners Dark and Beneath the Veil were inspired by his interest in dark and thought-provoking tales. The Knights of Moonshine, however, grew out of a visit to an eerie motorcycle shop in a remote area. McNally, who found himself surrounded by a veritable museum of odd pieces of motorized history, was left wondering about the shop's customers and any secrets they might hide and used his musings for the foundation of the book.

For more information, please visit http://williammcnallybooks.com/.

To read William McNally's blog, please visit http://williammcnallybooks.com/blog

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A New, Thrilling Tome in the Bill Reyner Series

Wentworth M. Johnson brings Bill Reyner back with ‘Magnuscarter,’ the ninth novel in his Bill Reyner Mystery Adventures series.




William Reyner is a private detective with a good deal of experience uncovering nefarious plots. Like a bloodhound, he can sniff out discord with the mere sense that something is afoot. So, when he discovers a mysterious institute operating in total secret in a remote area of Canada, Reyner decides to stop at nothing until the mystery is solved. However, in Magnuscarter, Wentworth M. Johnson’s new addition to his Bill Reyner Mystery Adventures series, Bill Reyner may be getting into more trouble than ever before.

To say Bill Reyner is getting into trouble is no surprise. After all, he’s uncovered the truth behind many mysterious murders, helped an associate who was being framed, and accomplished a series of narrow escapes, always putting himself in the line of danger. The secret institute in Canada captures his attention, taking him into hostile territory the likes of which he’s never encountered. Despite the pain and heartache some of his other cases have caused him, Bill Reyner investigates, hot on the trail of the next clue.

The deeper he gets into this problem, the more terrible things get. Bill Reyner continues his hunt as bodies pile up and the situation gets increasingly dire. Awkward questions need answering, and the institute’s secrets prove to be worse than murder. All the while, Bill Reyner is searching in a seemingly dead-end quest for King John’s lost treasure.

Bill Reyner’s adventure begins as a simple treasure hunt and quickly spirals into one of his greatest mysteries yet. Wentworth M. Johnson surely satisfies readers with Magnuscarter, yet another thrilling page-turner in the Bill Reyner Mystery Adventures series.

Wentworth M. Johnson



Wentworth M Johnson is a Canadian writer of science fiction and mystery adventure novels. He was born in 1939 in March, Cambridgeshire, England, and is the great grandson of renowned playwright, dramatist and theatrical producer William Edward Bourne. A veteran of the RAF, Wentworth M. Johnson worked with the Ghurka regiment reclaiming Borneo after the Indonesian invasion, as navigator with 1125 Marine Craft unit chasing pirates in the South China Sea, and in Nairobi on international communications. He moved to Canada after leaving the Royal Air Force in 1967 and worked in lumber and munitions before landing a job at a local television station. He spent twenty- eight years there before retiring early in 2000 to concentrate on his writing, as well as his hobbies: flying scale model aircraft, playing the Bagpipes and any woodwind instrument, and collecting British postage stamps. As an author Wentworth M. Johnson’s lifelong passions have been writing and English history with a love for the medieval period.

For more information, please visit http://wentworth-m-johnson.com/. Read Wentworth Johnson's blog at http://wentworth-m-johnson.com/blog/.

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