Book Clubs: 5 more days to win free books

Check out this month’s newsletter from ShlianBooks. Book clubs interested in reading “Rabbit in the Moon”, “Wednesday’s Child” or “Double Illusion” by Deborah and Joel Shlian or one of the two Sammy Greene novels (“Dead Air” or “Devil Wind” by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid) can win free books for their book clubs as well as an appearance by the authors via Skype (a personal appearance if in the South Florida region). Just click on this LINK and enter the contest!!! And while you’re at it, sign up for the newsletter. There are contests almost every month.

Sammy

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Devil Wind by Deborah Shlian and Linda Reid Audiobook wins First Place!!

“Devil Wind” won a brand new award- the Audiobook took first place for the  Hollywood Book Festival!! Kudos to narrator Barbara Whitesides. She’s really a winner – in May, the Audiobook version of “Rabbit in the Moon” by Deborah & Joel Shlian  placed first at the San Francisco Book Festival. And kudos to SpokenWordInc, the producer. Wish I could attend the award ceremony at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles on the 23rd. But I promise to share pictures.

Take advantage of SpokenWordInc’s summer special and get a 20% discount for the Audiobook.

Talk to you soon!

Sammy

Devil Wind Audiobook wins First Prize!!

Audiobook version of Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah & Joel Shlian a winner!

Just announced: the Audiobook version of “Rabbit in the Moon” produced by Spoken Word Inc and narrated by nationally honored radio talk show host, Barbara Whitesides, won Honorable Mention at this year’s SF Book Festival.  Congrats to them all!! This just adds to the many awards the international thriller has already won including the Gold Medal for the Florida Book Award. Barbara Whitesides is also the voice for both Sammy Greene thrillers: “Dead Air” and “Devil Wind”.

SF Book Festival

Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian: A great read for Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Choy! Happy Chinese New Year 2011!!

Normally I write about my own adventures, but since this is Chinese New Year, I thought it would be nice to let you know about my friend Lili Quan who stars in another terrific novel written by Deborah Shlian- this one with her husband Joel. Rabbit in the Moon

Rabbit in the Moon is the story of American-born-and-proud Lili Quan – a young medical doctor, passionately strong in her convictions and views on life (not unlike me in that respect).  She’s also stubbornly avoiding a heritage she’d rather not identify with.  But when two completely different cultures and secret political agendas collide, she slowly learns that her overall importance in a whirlwind of seemingly unconnected events cannot even begin to be imagined.  It’s an east vs. west, old vs. young, democratic vs. communistic, yin vs. yang struggle for an elusive secret with unlimited and priceless potential.  One that men…and even governments…are willing to kill for… Set against the most tumultuous 7 weeks in recent Chinese history from the rise of the democracy movement in April to its fall with the June 4th massacre in Tiananmen Square, this novel is perfect for book clubs and reading groups.

Now about the Chinese New Year.

The Year of the Rabbit begins tomorrow on February 3, 2011 and ends on January 22, 2012.

Anyone born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 or 2011 is born under the sign of the Rabbit.

As many of you who have already read the international thriller, Rabbit in the Moon by Deborah and Joel Shlian know, the Rabbit, or Hare as it is referred to in Chinese mythology is the symbol of longevity. It is the 4th of the 12 animal signs of the Chinese Zodiac. And is said to derive its essence from the Moon

In the novel, Dr. Lili Quan’s mother was born under this sign and was typical of such individuals – reserved and introverted.  But she was also a friendly person who liked the company of good friends.

Good news for a troubled world: according to Chinese tradition, the Rabbit heralds a year in which you should take a deep breath, and calmly approach problems that arise with the goal of creating a safe, peaceful life.  Trying to force issues will only bring failure. Negotiation is a much more effective approach to problem solving. This is a year to focus on home and family.

As a symbol of the Moon, the Rabbit represents the Yin, while the Peacock, symbol of the Sun, represents the Yang of life. In the Year of the Rabbit, the wish-granting aspect of the Sun and the Moon combined is extremely strong.  It is said that on each of the full moon nights during this year, if you go into your garden to gaze into the full moon, visualize plenty of moon energy flowing into you and you will strengthen your inner energy (Chi). Not only will be granted fearlessness, love and courage but this will also bring wisdom into your life.

I wish that and more for all of you this year!!

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