Archive for November, 2012

Going From Having It All To Having Nothing: A Journey Of Personal Awakening

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Houston, TX – The Sabbatical (Createspace), by Frederick Pinto, presents important questions to a generation that wants to have it all despite living in a rocky, continuously changing climate. Pinto weaves his own experiences in the music industry and thoughts on where Western society is headed into a story of personal awakening after a young man loses everything he valued.

Charles Barca spent six years getting it all. Set in the landscape of the drug-strewn, head-banging clubs and the slick offices of the New Creative Elite, Charles was the wildly successful owner of an online music company, had a relationship with a hot artist girlfriend, and had achieved local celebrity status—all of which came crashing down in one day. Before long, he is without friends, love, or meaning in life after he is removed as the resident genius of the company he himself founded, and seeks sanity and purpose in the cynical worlds of modern art and business.

The Sabbatical covers the following months of Charles’ life as he deals with self-loathing, drugs, traveling and mingling with acquaintances, both old and new. He must come face-to-face with major personal decisions as well as with ones for his company, as papers need to be signed and major labels jostle for his attention. However, he will only find clarity miles away in Brazil, as the noise around him subsides and he engages in a more authentic form of deeper self-evaluation.

Set in today’s post-apocalyptic music industry, The Sabbatical is part existential diary, part hedonistic travelogue, part music business intrigue, part anti-love story, and has been said to “take the philosophical novel into the age of social media.”

“The Sabbatical places a satirical lens on the values Western society has gained and lost over the years, which reflects the values of our entertainment industry,” says Pinto. “We’re all the stars of our own show. The most meaningful question we can come up with is what do I really want?”
Receiving rave reviews on Amazon.com and on the blogosphere, the vivid characters and exceptional story-telling in The Sabbatical make for an action-packed read that is tough to put down. Please visit: Trish Stevens

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Tribute To Musical Genius Also A Gift For The Troops

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Ronnie Van Zant, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, died 35 years ago in an airplane crash that shocked the nation. Now a book honoring Van Zant, written by Ron Eckerman, will be given away in ebook format free to members of the Armed Forces and veterans until Christmas.

“The other day I was on a radio program that went out to our military and I announced I’d give each and every one of them a free ebook for Christmas,” Eckerman says. “I hope everybody will spread the word for me. They’ll be able to order it from www.turnitupbook.com starting on Thanksgiving Day, formatted for their phone, laptop, ereader or tablet.”

“Sweet Home Alabama,” written 40 years ago by Ronnie Van Zant, Ed King, and Gary Rossington, is beloved of hundreds of millions of people throughout the world, yet few know who wrote it. Ronnie Van Zant, lyricist, wrote dozens of hits including “Free Bird,” “Gimme Three Steps,” “Simple Man,” and countless others in a career that spanned only four short years.

Ron Eckerman was with them two of the four years Lynyrd Skynyrd was on the map, and both witnessed and assisted in their climb to the top of the music industry. Now, after 35 years of
silence, Eckerman recounts his experiences with the band and the horror of the plane crash in his book, Turn It Up! (Restless Artists).

“This book was a labor of love. There was an important piece of music history missing, a tremendous amount of misleading and false information out there… it had to be cleared up,” Eckerman continues. “So I created a factual manuscript that reveals the personalities and relationships of one of the most iconic bands in music history – Lynyrd Skynyrd.”

Ron Eckerman, born in Houston, TX, was a pioneer in the rock concert industry. In 1973 he began staging concerts and created one of the early concert lighting/touring production companies. Soon afterwards he became tour manager for Lynyrd Skynyrd and began a two year stint with the group, witnessing and participating in their meteoric rise to fame and world-wide acclaim. After the tragic plane crash that ended the original band, Mr. Eckerman has produced in film, television, and stage, and has taught theater and artist management at Santa Monica College.

The book is available in all ebook formats and can be read on any electronic reading device. To order a copy, members of the military and veterans can go to the website www.turnitupbook.com and follow the ordering instructions, beginning on Thanksgiving Day and lasting until Christmas Day.

For more, please visit the website: $4.49″>www.turnitupbook.com
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ISBN-13: 978-0-9846859-0-5

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Mainstream Science Increasingly Rediscovers What This Pioneer Of Cancer Research Knew All Along

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Mill Valley, CA – One thing cancer does not do is discriminate. We know it can affect any age group from every walk of life, but what if there were a vaccine out there that could offer hope and solace to that certain cancer victim we all know? According to Edmond G. Addeo, author of The Woman Who Cured Cancer: The Remarkable Story of Dr. Virginia Livingston-Wheeler (Waterfront Publishing), “There is. It was developed over thirty years ago and is still available today and being used by hundreds of physicians around the country to cure cancer.”

The story starts with Dr. Virginia Livingston-Wheeler, who graduated from NYU-Bellevue Medical College in 1936 as one of four women in her class. After practicing medicine in New York, New Jersey and California, she published scores of technical papers in respected journals on her discovery, the Cancer Microbe. For decades she treated the immune systems of cancer patients in her San Diego clinic, where Addeo worked closely with her. “She pioneered innovative treatments, including development of a cancer-curing vaccine that achieved a 90% cure rate – and that vaccine is still available today,” says Addeo.

He adds: “Even with all the good news about cancer treatment being published daily and the FDA approving autogenous vaccines, the best news of all is that Dr. John Majnarich, the man who made Dr. Virginia’s successful vaccines more than 30 years ago, is still making them in his laboratory near Seattle today!”

Dr. Majnarich is a biochemist who first met Dr. Virginia in 1970. After hearing her theories and treatment methods and speaking with several of her patients, he became convinced she was on the right track. He began supplying her clinic with around 100 vaccines a month and did so until her death in 1990. Since then, physicians around the country who knew about her work, and Dr. Majnarich’s reputation, began to discuss their patients with him and sent urine samples for vaccines to be made. These were not ‘alternative’ clinics or fringe-credible practitioners but practicing physicians and surgeons. All they require is a referral by a physician; the administration of the vaccine is so simple and painless that many patients can administer it themselves.

“I can’t see why the medical profession keeps skirting around the evidence,” says Dr. Majnarich. “Maybe in a year or so they’ll pick up on the microbial causes of cancer. They certainly must be getting close, because related studies reported in reputable journals is piling higher every month.”

“The book is a detailed yet easy to follow account of Dr. Virginia’s discovery of a ‘cancer microbe’ and her subsequent battles with the Establishment, even as her groundbreaking treatment therapies were bringing remissions to thousands of patients in the last half of the 20th century – and continue to do so today as evidenced by the many success stories outlined in the book,” says Addeo. Mainstream science is increasingly “rediscovering” what Dr. Virginia knew all along — diet, vitamins, and vaccines are important. Addeo also surveys current research in universities and institutions nationwide that duplicate Dr. Virginia’s once-denounced vaccine and nutrition-based treatments and he discovered these treatments are currently available to the public. Information on how to obtain the vaccine is also included in the book.

Addeo’s book could be 1,000 pages long and still be incomplete; that’s how fast research is progressing in virtually every corner of the world. “The purpose of this book is not only to remind the public of Dr. Virginia’s exalted position in the history of cancer research, but also to point out currently acceptable treatments that were once ridiculed when she proposed them, and to bring new hope and optimism to cancer victims everywhere – hope that Dr. Virginia tried in vain a generation ago to shout from the rooftops,” states Addeo. “While it has been 20 years since the world lost the medical genius of Dr. Virginia, there are still doctors (like Dr. Majnarich) and clinics that perform treatment protocols similar to hers.”

Edmond Addeo is a former science journalist and author of twelve published books. For more information on the author or his notable book, “that could very well save your life or the life of a loved one,” please visit: www.thewomanwhocuredcancer.com and www.edaddeo.com.

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This Doctor Uses Words Instead Of A Scalpel To Heal And Inspire People To Reach Their Full Potential

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Boca Raton, FL – We all have problems in life; but imagine, after years of hard work and study to become a prominent surgeon, something goes horribly wrong in the operating room and, in an instant, your life is forever changed. It’s normally the patient that’s at risk of a complication in the operating room, not the doctor. However, one day as Emile Allen, M.D. was operating to save a woman’s life, he was electrocuted and nearly died. He remembered hearing a voice telling him: “I’m not ready for you yet. You have more work to do.” He had no way of knowing the challenges he would face or how many times he would hear those words…

Dr. Allen had suffered a brain injury and, in a split second, went from performing intricate surgical procedures to struggling just to do simple things such as counting change at the grocery store or reading a book. The event not only changed his career but also his identity and capabilities. At the time, he didn’t understand how significant the impact of this incident would be for the rest of his life.

Eaten By The Tiger: Surrendering to an Empowered Life, by Emile Allen, M.D., is a collection of stories and insights acquired through his personal experiences as a surgeon, son and patient that helped get him through the paralysis of emotional and physical loss. He had ridden the gamut of emotions from shock and denial to full-blown depression. While learning to meditate on vacation in Fiji, he heard ‘the words’ again and was transcended to such a peaceful state of mind that his perception of the rest of the world was heightened. He had truly found the meaning of being “Eaten By The Tiger.”

For anyone who has experienced a recent loss or might be struggling with life’s daily challenges, there is at least one story in Allen’s personal journey that will undoubtedly inspire you to find your own insights. Regardless of the reason, you will be able to relate to something in his compelling story because it will touch some aspect of your life.

Dr. Allen’s fascinating inside stories of life as a surgeon, life lessons learned from his frustration with the healthcare industry, and his own personal experiences as a patient all exhibit a compassion for others that blends perfectly with his dry wit and grabs the reader’s attention from the first page. In sharing the extraordinary roller coaster ride of emotions during his long recovery that prompted his journey of self-discovery, readers may laugh or cry, but they will all be moved and inspired to overcome their own obstacles and succeed at finding their own purpose in life.

Dr. Allen is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. He completed his general surgery internship and urology residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is the former Chairman of Urology and Vice Chairman of Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA.  As a retired urologist, Dr. Allen has turned his passion for helping others into inspirational speaking and writing, touching more lives than he ever could have as a surgeon.

Eaten By The Tiger is both motivating and empowering. In candidly sharing all he experienced, from his darkest moments to his utmost joy, Dr. Allen helps readers see that how we deal with life’s challenges determines the outcome of our lives.

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Hungry For Revenge; Stoked For Mayhem

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Greenwich, CT – Jeffrey Stephens’ deftly rendered new novel plunges the reader into a deadly maelstrom of secrets, lies and shadows. Targets of Revenge (Gallery Books) tells the story of top CIA agent Jordan Sandor, whose quick intelligence and lethal skills charged the pages of Stephens’ first two novels, Targets of Deception and Targets of Opportunity. Stephens paints this secretive and dangerous world in vivid and realistic language.
A natural born, exceptional storyteller, he has been endorsed by the #1 New York Times best-seller, Vince Flynn.

All the bureaucratic scolding in Washington cannot stop resourceful CIA Agent Jordan Sandor when he’s hungry for revenge. This time he’s on the hunt for the cold-blooded sociopath known as Adina, whose indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people, including Sandor’s close friend, represents humankind at its worst.

Mobilizing a team of skilled and dedicated agents to carry out this secret operation, Sandor flies in the face of his superiors’ stern warnings — ultimately crash-landing in the heart of the Venezuelan jungle. Armed with little more than a combat knife and an automatic weapon, he infiltrates Adina’s camp and discovers the ruthless terrorist is smuggling not only cocaine into the United States but a deadly substance that could cost tens of thousands of lives as well.

More focused than ever, Sandor embarks on his perilous mission, moving from South America to the Middle East, then to Russia and Mexico, eluding assassins and escaping capture in his efforts to prevent this attack. In the end, when he uncovers the realities of Adina’s deranged plan for a catastrophic assault on New York City, Sandor has no choice but to risk his life to protect his country’s safety and freedom.

Targets of Revenge leaves your heart pounding, again reminding us in terrifying detail that there  are many who will go to any length to attack the United States.

Jeffrey S. Stephens is a native New Yorker now living in Greenwich, Connecticut, with his wife, Nancy. They have two sons. For more information on Jeffrey Stephens and his riveting novels, please visit his website at: www.jeffreystephens.com .

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