IndieWritersReview Welcomes My Little People:A Social Worker’s Journey by Annie Clara Brown! (Maverick Promotions) Excerpt Feature

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Author  Annie Brown


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Annie Clara Brown is a licensed social worker who holds a Baccelerate of Social Work (BSW) from the University of Montevallo and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Alabama. Her concentration in graduate school was children, adolescences, and families. Prior experience in the social work field includes: internships at Talladega County Department of Human Resources in Adult Protective Services, and the Cheaha Mental Health Center. Ms. Brown acquired training through the Alabama Department of Human Resources as a Family Preparation Specialist and training through the Alabama Department of Public Health as Case Manager for Diabetics and Asthmatic persons. She currently works as a hospice social worker with Lakeside Hospice in Pell City, Alabama. Ms. Brown is responsible for conducting psychosocial assessments, counseling patients and their families about end of life issues, helping patients and their families to access community resources, and conducting grief support groups as needed. Ms. Brown also works in collaboration with the Department of Veteran Affairs educating staff, community, and other veterans about the Vet to Vet Program.

Ms. Brown is a mother, grandmother, and a great-grandmother. She is also a licensed minister in the AOH Church of God, Inc. She serves as secretary in her local church and is a District Sunday School Superintendent.

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“If you are searching for answers about Hospice care this is an extraordinary read. This book not only defines the who, what, when, and where of Hospice, but also tells the heartfelt stories of a humbled medical social worker making the best of heart wrenching situations. Ms. Brown addresses many of society’s questions regarding Hospice in general. She ties in her personal experiences to make an informative, yet personal, story to educate individuals and families on Hospice. I enjoyed reading about the various encounters Ms. Brown has experienced. These experiences, most of all, enlightened me to a deeper journey in Hospice Social Work. This book is a must read!”

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My Little People:A Social Worker’s Journey

Annie Clara Brown 

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“Your little people, your little people, you always have to go see your little people.” Mrs. H was a patient with dementia who was a joy to visit in her home. She loved the color red and she loved people. Mrs. H. would always ask me when I visited, “Where have you been?” She was not oriented to time; therefore, she always perceived that each visit had been a long time off; however, my visits were made every two weeks. One day, when she asked where I had been, I replied that I had been visiting my little people. She began to speak in a mimicking voice, “Your little people, your little people, you always have to go see your little people.”
From that day on, this was basically how she acknowledged me when I visited. After she said the magic words (your little people, your little people, you always have to go see your little people), most of the time she would drift off into confusion. One day she thought the leaves on the trees outside her window had faces on them.



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IndieWritersReview Welcomes Murder In Our Midst by William Turner (Book Trailer Feature) (Maverick Promotions)

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Author William Turner 


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William Turner spent his formative years in New England. He was educated in the private, parochial school system, and is presently retired from State service (State of California), as a supervisor. He has one son (Ontonio), and three grandchildren. His grandson is serving in the United States Air Force. His daughter-in-law, Bridgette, is a practicing pediatrician. William had aspired–so long ago–to be a priest, but felt at the time he had not been exposed enough to life to walk away and close the monastery door. His subsequent exposure to life sullied him beyond any aspiration to the priesthood. William now lives in Lancaster, California, spending much of his time doing penance, reflecting on his countless errors in judgment. William’s penchant for writing mysteries stems from his exposure to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories and those of Agatha Christie. His mentor was Sister Agnes Bernard–his high school English teacher.

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Walter Mosley Meets Agatha Christie With Classic Twists

LOS ANGELES, CA– The historical mystery, “A Murder in Our Midst,” is a 1950’s era novel by Billy Turner that blends period flavor with the race-related themes of Walter Mosley as well as the classic twists and turns of an Agatha Christie novel.


The Story:

A handwritten letter arrives on the desk of decorated Scotland Yard detective Sir Robert Winchell.  It’s from renowned oil magnate Raymond Beevant, claiming that somebody is trying to kill him.  As a confidant of the Queen, knighted for his service, Winchell has grown accustomed to powerful people seeking his council.

Except this is different.

Winchell always knew that to have a friend was to be one.  But back when he entered Harvard as man of color in the 1950’s, he wasn’t sure how many friends he’d make – if any.  It was Raymond Beevant who proved him wrong in more ways than he could imagine.  Rushing to Beevant’s estate, Winchell discovers that Raymond has suddenly passed away.  His demise is about to test how far Winchell will go for his dearest friend.

Though the doctors rule Beevant’s death a suicide, Winchell begins to investigate and soon learns that even one’s closest companions keep secrets.  As Raymond’s share of the vast Beevant empire is hotly contested, Winchell discovers that Raymond’s own father unwitting set the stage for his son’s murder and that somebody has been using the family’s influence in the Middle East to acquire and leak sensitive U.S. defense documents.

With the military leaning on him hard, the police doubting his skill despite his credentials, and more suspicious killings at every turn, Winchell uncovers an illegitimate child as well as duplicitous land leases that will unravel his friend’s family yet tie up the mystery of Beevant’s death.  Winchell must decide what Raymond’s dying wish would have been – to solve his murder or save his name.  For the sake of his friend, Winchell must try to do both.

Tense race relations, a clash of classes, and international intrigue collide in this taut mystery, which will keep readers guessing.

“My background in government and my experience as an African-American raised during this turbulent time give me unique insight into this subject.  I’ve always had a passion for mysteries and now that I’ve retired from my position as a supervisor for the State of California, I’ve devoted myself to writing,” says, author, Billy Turner.


“A Murder in Our Midst” is the first in a proposed series following Sir Robert Winchell and the cases that will challenge his intellect along with his nerve.  Turner is currently at work on his first novel’s sequel:  Death Comes for the President.



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IndieWritersReview Welcomes Launch day for Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Ascendant Series #3) by Raine Thomas! (Review Feature)

It’s launch day for Rise of the Faire-Amanti (Ascendant Series #3), and Raine Thomas is celebrating with a big giveaway! Read on for more details…



Book Blurb:

Stranded in the desolate Dark Lands, Kyr and Ty share a bittersweet reunion. Alametria lies on the brink of darkness. Their people are still reeling, believing she’s dead at Ty’s hands. With no other choice, many have turned to the Guardians and Advisor Vycor for guidance, never suspecting they’re being led to slaughter.

Kyr and Ty encounter overwhelming challenges in their fight to save their people: a deadly environment, murderous Marauders, and powerful protections preventing them from reaching the palace. When the journey itself could mean their deaths, the one thing that keeps them going is the thought of bringing VycorDane to justice.

Facing a battle on multiple fronts, lacking resources, and significantly outnumbered, Kyr and Ty must rely on each other in the race to save their planet. Will they beat the odds and restore peace to Alametria…or will Vycor’s evil destroy them all?



Turning so he faced Kyr, he lifted a gloved hand to her shoulder. Are you sure you want to do this?

She nodded, but he saw the rapid pulse in her neck belying her fear. They were both struggling to ignore the flight reflex pounding in their minds.

He considered walking to the storage bay and pulling out the sleeping pallets Gren had packed for their use, but he worried that taking even that much time would have them both abandoning this plan and giving in to the protections. Instead, he bent down and kissed her.

The feel and taste of Kyr shoved every other thought to the far corners of his mind. Although it had only been a few days since he last touched her like this, he felt like a starving man being offered a sumptuous buffet. Her soft lips eased open beneath his, begging him to deepen the kiss. He obliged, rubbing his tongue against hers as she tasted him just as thoroughly.

He ached to touch her. He broke away from her long enough to yank off his goggles and gloves. She hastily did the same. As if of one mind, they didn’t stop there, stripping out of their flight gear with quick, purposeful movements. When Ty was done, he helped Kyr remove the rest of her clothing. Then they came together in a mad rush, their mouths once again finding each other in a searing kiss.

Open your mind to me, Kyr thought. Only to me.

Yes. Only you.

He barely processed her demand over the raging need coursing through his body, but understood what she wanted. Since their first time joining here in the Dark Lands, he had learned that he had to keep a barrier between them when they made love. If he didn’t, they ran the risk of their joined power spiraling out of control like it had that time. On the more practical side, there was also the fact that if he allowed himself to feel everything she felt, their lovemaking would be over practically before it started.

Trust in us, she encouraged him as her hands ran along the muscles of his arms and chest.

Heedless of the consequences, he did as she asked, fully opening his mind to hers.


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About the Author:

Raine Thomas is the award-winning author of bestselling Young Adult and New Adult fiction. Known for character-driven stories that inspire the imagination, Raine recently signed with multiple award-winning producer Chase Chenowith of Back Fence Productions to bring her popular Daughters of Saraqael trilogy to the big screen. She’s a proud indie author who is living the dream. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives.

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To celebrate the launch of Rise of the Faire-Amanti, Raine is offering a Kindle Paperwhite to one lucky winner! This giveaway will only run for TWO DAYS (12/14 & 12/15).

To enter, please visit Raine’s author page on Facebook and Like, Comment (on the giveaway post), and Share. You could win a Kindle just in time for the holidays!



The highly anticipated Rise of the Faire-Amanti, (The Ascendant Series Book 3) was  the perfect  ending to the series! I loved it! The story  opens with  Kyr and Ty  in the desolate Dark Lands. Along with their supporters they must make their way through the deadly environment, Marauders and barriers keeping them from the palace. But through it all they pull strength from their love and the fierce desire to protect their own! Vycor, just oh my goodness! I really do not believe I have hated an Antagonist as much as I’ve hated this one! But the fabulous Raine Thomas pulls no punches with the high-octane, fully satisfying ending! I can’t say more due to spoilers!:)

My next hated Antagonist would be Shaya, the fact she even called herself Kyr’s mother simply horrifies me and I am very pleased that Kyr has the strength of her own family to fill in spots left empty by her mother’s vindictiveness!

And lastly my Sem…I keep hoping…(**Hint, Hint Ms. Thomas) for a series with the sexy, fun and edgy Sem! I cannot believe that this is the end or the last we hear of him?!

Just as with all the previous  works of Ms. Thomas… Rise of the Faire-Amanti, is no exception, it is a well written read full of passion, romance, adventure, magic— and”getting your just desserts!” **cough, ahem…Vycor!**


I fully recommend this awesome novel to all those who enjoy Fantasy, Paranormal Adventure and Romance stories! This is definitely the series for you!!

IndieWritersReview Welcomes What Casts The Shadow by Seth Mullins (VBTCafe Virtual Tour!)


Title: What Casts the Shadow (The Edge of the Known, Volume I)

Author Name: Seth Mullins

Author Bio:Seth Mullins writes visionary fiction, stories that seek for a marriage between the invisible inner landscape from whence our dreams and deepest inspirations come and the waking world, the world that we call ‘the real’, which sorely needs those life-giving forces. The result is fiction that seethes with surface drama and conflict while at the same time revealing aspects of the deeper mysteries of reality and of our own souls. The Edge of the Known series, his most recent project, is also inspired by years spent as a songwriter and performing musician. Seth has spent part of his life in Connecticut, New Mexico and Oregon, and currently lives in Vermont.

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Blog (The Edge of the Known)
Twitter @SethMullins1

Book Genre: Visionary Fiction

Publisher: CreateSpace

Release Date: January 4, 2014

Buy Link(s): What Casts the Shadow? (The Edge of the Known, Volume I)

Trust in the Unseen (The Edge of the Known, Volume II)


Book Description: When an altercation outside of a performance venue nearly proves fatal, Brandon Chane begins What Casts the Shadow frontto realize how far his life is spinning out of control. His efforts to channel his pain, frustration and thwarted loves into his music may not suffice to save him. Then he meets Saul, a crisis counselor with the soul of an ancient medicine-man, and a far-reaching journey of healing – one that may teach him how to steer away from the very edge of the Abyss – begins.







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All right,” Saul said with a wry smile. “I’m going to ask you for a memory. Go back as far as you can, to when you were a little kid. Tell me one phrase that you just hated, something that people would say that really provoked you.”

The answer came to me immediately: “Earth to Brandon.”

Why? Why did that piss you off so much?”

Because people act like they’re saying that to get your attention, but really it’s meant to put you in line. ‘Get with the program’ expresses the same thing. Think like us. Get on board with our agenda. Set your own imaginative life aside and accept what we say is real!”

All right,” he said. “And now, who did you hear this from?”

Teachers, mostly. Sometimes my parents.”

Saul stared off into space for a while, his chin resting on both his fists. When he finally spoke, he enunciated slowly, as if he was relaying a message that had come from a ways off.

So we’ve isolated quite a few things right there – some beliefs that have probably benefitted you a great deal and some others that have no doubt been detrimental. And they’re all woven together so that it’s hard to distinguish one from another.”

I gaped in incomprehension, shook my head. “What beliefs?”

Well, first off, you trusted yourself at a young age,” Saul said. “You knew that you were unique, as every person is. You thought of your individuality as something precious that you wanted to preserve and protect. And you believed that it needed protection from the world. That’s where we get into the territory of more harmful ideas that were clumped in with the beneficial ones. So tell me this: Why wouldn’t you want to get on board with whatever their program was?”

Oh, let’s see, Saul. They’re trashing the planet; they might blow it up with one of their bombs any day now. They lie to justify starting wars. They persecute people because of their skin color. Huh, I wonder. Why wouldn’t I want to jump on that chain-gang? Beats the hell out of me! Maybe I didn’t get the program because they hadn’t managed to implant one of their computer chips into my fucking brain!”

Saul took this all quite calmly. “O.k.: That’s plenty to work with for now. So you see what we’re up against, right? You start out with this strong sense of yourself, this belief in your own insights, and yet there you were about to enter into a world that you didn’t trust at all. You have been seeing and expecting the worst in humanity; and that put you in a real conundrum, because you’re just as much a human being as anyone else. Your own distrust is destined to rebound and bite you. And probably, underneath that, you fear that you’ll become like ‘them’ no matter what you do, that it’s inevitable.” He screwed his face into an expression of mock brutality. “But you’ll resist. You won’t give an inch of ground willingly. It’s no wonder you’re a fighter.”

I glared back. “So are you trying to tell me that people don’t do these things?”

I’m pointing out that your idea, that people are nothing but short-sighted, greedy and violent cretins, has not served you well. The human race commits all kinds of harm through its own lack of consciousness. I’m not denying that. But it has also been responsible for a great many wondrous things – things that you don’t focus on nearly so much as you do the negative aspects. You could just as easily admire people for a whole set of different reasons.”

I raised a dubious eyebrow.

Well, you look up to me, don’t you?” Saul challenged.

I shrugged. “Yeah. I guess so.”

Saul leaned forward as far as he could. His voice dropped to an almost conspiratorial whisper.

Maybe they were scared. Maybe they said ‘Earth to Brandon’ because they didn’t know where you were going to and they weren’t sure whether or not it was a safe place. Maybe they wanted you to get on board, to join in the circle, so that they could feel safer. The point is that we’re run by any of a million possible motives. You could give people the benefit of the doubt, instead of assuming that every time you get a directive it’s coming from somebody who wants nothing more than to blow up the world or turn you into a mental slave.”

Saul offered me a bottle of water out of his little cooler. He must have known that I needed a minute to absorb all of this. Fooling around with black magic and dipping into psychology books is nothing alongside the challenge inherent in really looking at yourself. I would soon be finding that out.




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They say you should expect the unexpected, I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.

FOR EVERLY by Raine Thomas
The last thing physical therapy student Everly Wallace wants is a relationship, but when she’s roped into working with sexy Major League pitcher Cole Parker, she’ll discover that it just might be the one thing she needs.

INDELIBLE by Bethany Lopez
Sam’s a single mom, working her way through college while raising her toddler. Judd’s a college baseball player, who on the outside, looks like he doesn’t have a care in the world. Can two people at different stages in their life find a way to make a life together?

TATTOOED DOTS by Kimberly Knight
Brooke and Easton learn that people are brought into their lives for many reasons. Over time, they find out what those reasons are. Some are to be a temporary acquaintance while others are there for life.

MANGLED HEARTS by Felicia Tatum
Can two loves find their way back to each other despite an addiction and a hardened heart, allowing their love to overcome it all? Can these mangled hearts be mended?

BREAKDOWN by Amanda Lance
After Charlotte Ferro’s suicide attempt is ruined by a handsome do-gooder he introduces her to a world of fast cars and cool criminals. But can their newfound friendship survive the secrets of their past?

MAVERICK by Anna Cruise
International surf sensation Kellen Handler has it all – fame and fortune and more women than he can count – but he’s riding his own personal wave toward disaster. Can PR genius Gina Bellori rescue his reputation…and his heart?

DO ANYTHING by Wendy Owens
A broken heart is only the beginning for her. He thinks he has his life figured out. Will they risk their hearts on a new chance at love?

RESIST ME by A.O. Peart
Ethan, a former-Marine-turned-firefighter, has never really cared for any woman, while living his life to the fullest and enjoying the bad boy stigma. Until the street-smart Lisbeth comes along, and instantly turns Ethan’s world upside down, making him want to protect her, no matter the consequences.

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IndieWritersReview’s Music Monday! Spotlight on Indie Folk Band, “The Head and the Heart”

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I’m throwing the spotlight on Indie Folk Band “The Head and the Heart”. I’m showcasing their official music video “Another Story” ft (for all Pretty Little Liars Fans) “Spencer” Trojan Bellisario!


“The Head and the Heart”

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The Head and The Heart is an indie folk band from Seattle, Washington. Formed in the summer of 2009 by Josiah Johnson (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Jonathan Russell (vocals, guitar, percussion), the band also includes Charity Rose Thielen (violin, vocals), Chris Zasche (bass), Kenny Hensley (piano), and Tyler Williams (drums).The band is signed to Sub Pop Records and have released two albums thus far. The band has toured in both North America and Europe.

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