DIRTY TRICKSTER, CORPORATE SPY by Martin D. KELLY

Book Details:

Book Title: Dirty Trickster, Corporate Spy by Martin D. Kelly

Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 410 pages

Genre: Memoir

Publisher: Strategic Media Books

Release date: August 2018

Tour dates: Jan 14 to 25, 2019

Content Rating: PG-13 (One sex scene but humorous rather than explicit; some 4-letter words)
Book Description:

Not until Dirty Trickster, Corporate Spy does a memoir exist by one of the principal Watergate saboteurs-provocateurs that exposes the full extent of the insalubrious side of politics and negative campaigning. And that is not all: After Watergate, Kelly became a corporate security consultant that provided undercover agents for client companies to spy on their employees. Kelly also specialized in eavesdropping detection, which took him around the world searching for clandestine listening devices for clients such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Ferdinand Marcos, the Miami Dolphins, Eastern Airlines and even suspected drug dealers. He secretly provided debugging training for entities such as IBM, Revlon, the U.S. Navy and dozens of others.

During President Nixon’s second term when the Watergate scandal erupted, Kelly teamed with Donald Segretti in a wild series of underhanded capers that created havoc in the Democratic presidential primaries. Kelly and Segretti turned a fundraising dinner for front-runner Senator Ed Muskie at the Washington Hilton into absolute chaos; hired a University of Miami coed to strip naked and parade before Muskie’s hotel; released two mice and a bird that threw a Muskie press conference into total confusion; organized fake luncheons, fake press releases, and other unscrupulous acts. The aim of the Nixon White House and Committee to Reelect the President was for the dirty tricksters to sow discontent among the Democratic primary candidates so they would blame each other for the dirty tricks, making it more difficult for them to unite in the general election against Nixon. The author was one of only three witnesses who testified specifically about dirty tricks before the Senate Watergate Committee.

Initial chapters reveal how dirty tricks were covertly planned and executed, how Kelly dealt with special prosecutors, investigators, Karl Rove, Watergate Judge John Sirica, the FBI, an inebriated Senator Ted Kennedy, the seven U.S. Senators on the Senate Watergate Committee, Bernstein and Woodward, Lesley Stahl and others in the media. Mid chapters expose inside secrets on successful tactics for public-office seekers or those climbing the rough-and-tumble steps of internal party politics.

In final chapters, Kelly unveils the widespread corporate spying that is going on in America to this day, with amazing examples from his security consulting career as a covert industrial undercover agent and secret mystery shopper who spied on all levels of employees. Kelly also fully discloses his role as a polygraph examiner and interrogator with hilarious anecdotes as well as how polygraph can be beaten. Even more controversial examples are revealed from Kelly’s specialized international work as a detector of clandestine listening devices, complete with the tools and tricks of the trade.

With an intriguing yet amusing style, Kelly names names and holds back nothing in Dirty Trickster, Corporate Spy.

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Meet the Author:

Martin D. “Doug” Kelly is a successful author and freelance writer who resides in Clearwater, Florida. A rising Republican activist in college, his role in Watergate dashed any political ambitions. He thereafter engaged in a security-consulting career that included spying on the workforces of corporate America, during which time he also become renowned internationally as a locator of clandestine listening devices. When not fishing and playing golf, Kelly contributes travel- and outdoors-related articles for a variety of publications and co-hosts a weekly syndicated radio talk show.

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Mistress of desire and orchid lover book 2

My Books-My World Q&A

How and when did you get started as a writer?
Answers: As a youngster I composed poems, short stories I used to keep friends amuse with them, on the playground at recess. I was always the kid that got up in Sunday school to recite something.
Next, I remember that in six grade they put me on the school’s newspaper. Sometime during my sixth-grade year, my teacher and principal asked me to use my energies for the school paper and they placed me on the committee to help write the script for a Cinderella themed play for my sixth-grade class.
Next, In high school I did the daily news board cast, this took place each day at 10:00 and I will be the school’s news anchor. I would collect stories from those submitted or what I gather during lunchtime, or after school.
Later in life, I wrote articles for my women’s group newsletter and continued writing stories. During the same time, I was writing a novel that I called A Geek, An Angel, and Gator Gumbo. It was over 150,000 words. I was challenged by my husband to print it out and let him read it. He even brought me a printer so that I could do so. Once it was printed, he edited and asked me if I knew that I was a writer? He encouraged my writing and also encouraged me to self-published.

What are your goals as an author?
Answers: My goals are simple, first to always write, each and every day, something. If, I’m writing a book at least two pages or more. If I’m editing/revising at least a half of a chapter or more. My long-term goal is the length of one year. During that one-year period, my goal is to write at least one to two novels. Maybe more, if I limit myself to a word count.
Finally, my goal is to grow my reader base. I feel I will do this with each series book that I write. Currently, I have two series growing. The first is Lovers, Players & The Seducer, as I am now writing Book III of this series. And my second series is Mistress of Desire and the Orchid Lover I currently have Book II out for this series. I am considering continues series for my other standalone books, such as The Proposition, When A Taker Dreams, Deceiver’s Secret.
I haven’t released my book Diamond at Midnight yet, but I know that it will most defiantly be a series book.
In summary, these are my long-term goals.

What inspires you to write?
Answers: I am inspired by many things. Tidbits of odd knowledge that I pick up while reading. Odd questions that fill my head during the day, for example, when I have a what if moment. In addition, I find inspiration in meaningful life experiences. Such as childhood memories. I even get inspiration following the loss of a loved one, from remembering old stores they used to tell, or old quirks and laughter. I even find inspiration sometimes in the dark side of living this life. So, in summary, my inspiration comes from many places, and spaces I‘ve been.

If you could be one of your characters for a day, who would it be and why?
Answers: In Book II, none other than Camille Baptiste-Garcia, because she is down to earth, centered and knows what’s important. Her friends and family are always at the center of her thoughts. I’ve been told by my friends who’ve read my books they can always see which character is very much like me.

What can we expect in the near future?
Answers: I am currently working on Book III of Lovers’ Players and The Seducer. I haven’t really set the title in stone yet. But it is along the lines of the Prodigal Son returning home.
In addition, I have completed another book I call, Diamond at Midnight. This story takes place in Chicago and it is the first book in a new series. I have the book jacket and editing completed. I just need to give it a final read through and then make it available for “Pre-sale”. I may release it in December 2018.

Author’s Bio
J.A. Jackson is the pseudonym for an author, who loves to write deliciously sultry adult romantic, suspenseful, entertaining novels with a unique twist. After growing up on the Southside of Chicago, she now lives in an enchanted little house she calls home in the Northern California foothills. She fell in love with writing as a small child. She was born in Arkansas and comes from a family rich in story tellers. She spent over ten years working in the non-profit sector where she wrote grants, press releases and contributed many stories to their newsletter. She was their Newsletter editor for over ten years. She loves growing roses, a good pot of hot tea, chocolate, magical stories, suspense stories, ghost stories, and reading Jane Austen again and again in her past time.

Queen of ashes by Mallory McCartney #BOOKTOUR

Today Mallory McCartney and Rockstar
Book Tours are revealing the cover and an exclusive content for QUEEN TO ASHES,
her new Adult Fantasy Romance which releases January 8, 2019! Check out the awesome
cover and enter the giveaway!

On to the reveal! 



Title: QUEEN
TO ASHES (Black Dawn #2)

Author: Mallory McCartney

Pub. Date: January 8, 2019

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Formats: eBook

Pages: ?

Find it: Goodreads

“You lived your entire life feeling like half of
you was missing. Fight for the missing part. Fight for this.”
 

Emory Fae has abandoned everything she thought she knew about her previous life
on Earth. Stepping up to her role as Queen of Kiero she makes a startling
sacrifice- feigning her allegiances to Adair Stratton, the man who murdered her
parents and casted Kiero into ruin. Emory’s memories slowly piece together, and
she soon realizes the Mad King may not be all he seems— and the man who was
once best friend, may be fighting beneath the surface. 

With the King’s attention on her, can she buy
Black Dawn Rebellion enough time to recuperate their forces? And when the times
comes, will she be able to kill Adair, ending his tyranny and rising herself as
the rightful Queen? Fighting to hide her secret, Emory navigates the brutal
trials of the Mad King, trying not to lose herself in the process. 

Sequel to Black Dawn, now a bestselling series,
the sparks are ignited, as Emory learns the cost of freedom, and her title.
Will the rebels unite in time? A sinister force has spread across the land,
stripping everyone bare- their betrayals, their secrets, their intentions. But
above all, what will their decisions cost? By refusing to give in to the
darkness, will Emory rise as Queen?

Renegade and Black Dawn will be available in the
following #Vancouver area locations : Chapters Burnaby, Indigo Surrey, Chapters
Coquitlam, Indigo West Vancouver, Indigo Granville (2505 Granville St) and
Indigo Robson (1033 Robson St) in December!


Title: RENEGADE (Black Dawn 0.5)

Author: Mallory McCartney

Pub. Date: July 3, 2018

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Formats: Paperback,
eBook

Pages: 274

Find it: Amazon, B&N,
TBD,
Goodreads

“The time for
Kiero’s reign in prosperity is over.”

Six years before the Black Dawn Rebellion, Adair
Stratton and Emory Fae are following in their parent’s footsteps and living at
The Academy, a home for those who are gifted. The pressure to uphold the future
of their parent’s dream falls on them. An outcast and feared by most, Adair
longs to break away from the expectations dictating his future. Even if Emory
tries to make him see differently. An unexpected group of friends keep him
there, but as whispers of unexplained disappearances start reaching from the
capital, Adair starts to doubt The Academy is all it seems.

An unexpected visit ignites new tensions as the
roguish king from across the Black Sea, Tadeas Maher of the Shattered Isles,
and his heir, Marquis Maher sail to Kiero. Notorious for their pirating and
wrath- for the first time in years, they demand the Fae’s listen to their
proposition for a new treaty, holding the news of Nei’s father’s abrupt death
over them. Caught in the middle of politics- Adair and Emory, with the help of
their best friends Brokk and Memphis search for the one thing that matters
most- finding out the truth.

In this gripping prequel to Black Dawn, their
world is tipped upside down as unlikely alliances are made. War ravages through
Kiero and is torn apart by acclaimed Kings. Through the throes of betrayal,
lies, hidden magic and love, Adair is faced with a life changing decision- to
fight or to bow to the darkness within him.

Title: BLACK DAWN (Black Dawn #1)

Author: Mallory McCartney

Release Date: February 14, 2017

Publisher: Clean Reads Publishing

Pages: 352

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Find it: Amazon, B&N, TBD,
Goodreads

Emory Fae enjoys
leading a quiet, normal life. That is until two mysterious, and handsome
soldiers show up at her apartment, and the life she knew is instantly whisked
away. Memphis Carter and Brokk Foster come from the magical and war ridden world
of Kiero, and bringing Emory back she will discover she is the long lost heir
to the Royal Line and is thrown into the Black Dawn Rebellion with a dynamic
role to ignite the rebels and reclaim her throne.

With both men being
darkly woven in her past Emory uncovers hidden secrets, a power held long
dormant, and will soon realize there are worse things than supernatural humans,
love, loss, betrayal, and a Mad King.

Some things are better
left in the shadows.

About Mallory:

Mallory
McCartney is the author of the bestselling Black Dawn series. She currently
lives in Sarnia, Ontario with her husband and their three dachshunds Link, Lola
and Leonard. When she isn’t working on her next novel or reading, she can be
found day dreaming about fantasy worlds and hiking. Other favorite pastimes
involve reorganizing perpetually overflowing bookshelves and seeking out new
coffee and dessert shops.







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Winterdream by #giveaway #expert

WINTERDREAM Digital Assets
About the Book:
Title: WINTERDREAM
Author: Chantal Gadoury
Pub. Date: November 27, 2018
Publisher: Parliament House Publishing
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 290
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, B&N

This Christmas Eve… no creature was stirring…

Except, maybe, a mouse.

At long last, can true love break the Nutcracker’s curse?

For Clara Stahlbaum, this Christmas means the end of her youth. A daughter of the aristocracy, Clara is expected to give up her dreams of adventures and the extraordinary for more normal days as the wife of a cruel Viscount.

But when magical Uncle Drosselmeyer returns with his wondrous, dancing contraptions, and one…special gift for Clara, she is beckoned to the land of Winter Dream, where she is thrust into the greatest adventure of her wildest dreams. But will she be able to break the Nutcracker’s curse?

Uncle Drosselmeyer’s apprentice, Anton, is handsome as he is mysterious. But what is it about him Clara finds so alluring?

Winter Dream is a phenomenal retelling of The Nutcracker from the eyes of Clara Stahlbaum with all the magic of the Holiday season. If you loved S. Jae-Jones’ Wintersong, you’ll fall in love with this stunning tale of love, war, redemption, and Christmas magic.

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PROLOGUE

Large, white puffs floated all around me. Sinking into my flesh with their cold, yet light kisses. Every snowflake was different, specially crafted before it fell from the sky. They were beautiful, even as they melted. I tipped my head back to catch the snow as it fell. I felt as though I was floating through air, caught in a haze of ice flakes as sugary and sweet as the icing on the gingerbread house my governess and I had made together.
I stretched my arms out to my sides, spinning in place.
The green forest turned with me, a wood full of large spruces perfect for Christmas trees. They were decorated as such, lighted with white candles and draped in silver tinsel. On some, icicles hung on the tips of the limbs. It was a world in which the snow was like sugar and the air smelled delicious, like freshly baked cookies. It was perfect—a world of my own making, if I was capable of crafting something so… wonderful.
“Clara…”
The sound of my name trilled from a distance, carried on the cool, winter wind.
Turning slowly, I peered over my shoulder, catching a glimpse of a young boy my age. He was dressed in a bright red suit, adorned with golden epaulettes. His blond hair was brushed away from his face, revealing two bright blue eyes. His lips, pink as his cheeks, curved into a smile.
“Clara…”
“Yes?” I asked curiously, turning to face him. As I slid my hands over my cream and ivory lace nightgown, I suddenly felt quite foolish. My mama had always insisted I never wear my bedclothes in front of guests or visitors. And yet, here, in this strange and beautiful world, such things hardly seemed to matter. He took my hand and flashed another warm smile as he led me to a large, white carriage.
“Where are we going?” I asked softly, pausing before the door. The panels were solid ivory, adorned with a golden handle and step.
“Winter Dream,” the boy said with a relieved expression. “Home. Home to Winter Dream.”
“Winter Dream?”
“I’ve come to take you back, Clara. To where I am—to where all the people who love you live.”
“But I don’t know where this Winter Dream is. I’ve never been there…”
“Come with me,” he beckoned, squeezing my hand gently. “Come. . .”
The snow fell all around us; small flakes clung to the tips of our hair and eyelashes. As much as I longed to go . . . there was something holding me back. Something. . .
As I peered behind me, a small, dark shadow began to form. It started out small, like the size of a mouse, and it grew—or was I shrinking? The boy beside me held my hand, and his eyes grew wide with fear.
“No!” I screamed, tucking myself into his shoulder. Whatever it was, I didn’t want to see. I didn’t want to know.
“Clara, wait!” I heard him beg, his urgent tone tugging at my heartstrings. “Come with me, please.”
“No! I want to go home!”
As soon as the words poured from my lips, I woke with a start.
Here, there was only me and the four walls of my bedroom. A sheer sliver of light crept through the space of an open curtain, sparkling with the bright white of the snow outside. It was quiet, as if the world had not yet woken. As if I was the only one no longer dreaming sweet things. Instead, while everyone else slept, I contained the chill of my own strange dream.
I buried myself beneath the duvet and hugged my knees to my chest. I was alone, completely and utterly alone.
I closed my eyes tight, not wishing to face that Christmas morning. I wished only for the chance to slip back into my dream. To return back to that magical world, where a boy with bright blue eyes was waiting for me. Back to the place where an enchanting land called ‘Winter Dream’ existed.

About Chantal:
Amazon Best Selling Author, Chantal Gadoury, is a 2011 graduate from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing.

Since graduation, she has published “The Songs in Our Hearts” with 48Fourteen Publishing, and “Allerleirauh” with Parliament House Press, with future titles to follow. Chantal first started writing stories at the age of seven and continues with that love of writing today.

Writing novels for Chantal has become a life-long dream come true! When she’s not writing, she enjoys painting, drinking lots of DD Iced Coffee, and watching Disney classics. Chantal lives in Muncy, Pennsylvania with her Mom, Sister and furry-‘brother’ (aka, puppy) Taran.

Subscribe to Chantal’s Newsletter! https://www.chantalgadoury.com/newsletter

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11/28/2018- Smada’s Book Smack- Review
11/28/2018- Bookriot- Excerpt

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Castle Of Lies by keirsi Burkhart #review #Arc #netgalley

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Description

Thelia isn’t in line to inherit the crown, but she’s been raised to take power however she can. She’s been friends with Princess Corene her whole life, and she’s scheming to marry Bayled, the heir to the throne. But her plans must change when an army of elves invades the kingdom. Thelia, her cousin Parsival, and Corene become trapped in the castle. An elf warrior, Sapphire, may be Thelia’s only hope of escape, but Sapphire has plans of their own. Meanwhile, an ancient magic is awakening within the castle, with the power to destroy the whole kingdom. Can Thelia find a way to protect her future—and her life?

This sounded like an interesting story, but nothing interesting ever happens. And really it does not happen at all.

This is a book where you can kind fantasy intermingled with political concept and a pinch of romance.

The synopsis is very intriguing but nothing is explained in the book . I don’t understand relationship of any character . One thing I understand is that everyone wanted the throne but at last there was no kingdom to rule and the story left hanging there . Now I really wanted to read next part book where I can know actually what happen to kingdom , sapphire and Thelia .

The story had various POVs , Thelia, sapphire, pasilifus, corene. Thelia wanted to rule kingdom but can’t because of her cousin corene who is elected princess . Though she has sweet good heart and loves corene but her plan to get throne is twisted . Corene on other hand is a twisted girl who loves Bayled but agreed to marry Nul and already started to develop relationship with him when she is with Bayled , apparently she is twotiming and she don’t know that.

The triangle dosn’t end here . When the war started with elves because of too much magic in there holy kingdom ,so elves thought this was there duty to stop overflow of magic . How this happen it’s not explained ? So they attack holy kingdom and made Thelia and passifilus there hostage and sapphire was put in charge of them . Why sapphire started to like both of them and why both of them started to like sapphire is not explained much other than that it’s sapphire who wanted to save these human because she think the whole thing about killing is wrong .

The story has very interesting plot and adventure but the explanation don’t do justice to it . And there are lots of POVs . It would be nice if this was only given by point of view of Thelia and corene.

About the Author

Kiersi Burkhart grew up riding horses on the Colorado Front Range. Now she resides in Wyoming with her best friend, her dog, writing fiction for children of all ages.

My rating ☆☆☆.5 stars

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Captive Desire by Robin Lovett #review #giveaway

About the Book:
Title: CAPTIVE DESIRE (Planet of Desire #2)
Author: Robin Lovett
Pub. Date: November 19, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC (Scorched)
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 200

Description

Gahnin, a Ssedez general, hasn’t had a woman since his first mate died a century ago. And since his kind can live for a thousand years, he’s still bound by traditional mourning. If he breaks mourning, he could lose his position in the Ssedez military. His friends and family. Everything.

That means no falling in love. No lust. No sex. For another century.

Then he’s ordered to guard Assura, a human woman and military special operative, on a planet whose atmosphere causes a sexual arousal so fierce, it drives people insane if it isn’t satisfied.

Even though he tries to keep Assura at arm’s length, he’s hooked. Forbidden desire called to life by a human, the same species who killed his first mate. Assura needs his body if she is going to live. But if he gives in to his passion, it could destroy him.

Each book in the Planet of Desire series is STANDALONE:
* Toxic Desire
* Captive Desire

Are you into some kind of sci-fi erotic stories ? If yes then this book is for you .

This book start with bang , our heroine Assura landed on a planet when her space ship broke down where a deadly type of virus is in the atmosphere Desirie.

But then she was captured by Ghanin. They both started fight which violate the laws of Fellamana. This resulted in punishment . But to there surprise it’s not typical punishment , it’s something more something which both of them also carving equally.

This punishment created a bond between them which they don’t wanted but in reality enjoyed. To find more about what is there bond and how this developed in full fledged romance . When both of there species don’t intermingled with eath of them or have this notion if shoot at first sight .

So the real question emerge how this romance develop and why?
I won’t spoil it for you, but it was definitely rewarding. My one complaint is that I wanted the book to be a bit longer, with more of an emotional payoff for the central couple.

This book cover every aspect of plot which a story need but at some point I feel like it’s kinda rushed may be that’s why this book is short.

This book is a total package you may want to link the alien features with vampires but the thing is they are more powerful than them and it’s different.

This is the far streamest book I read this year. This book is sensual in beginning but it has more depth in it they lastly started to know that they actually love each other.

I received this Arc of book from author via Rockstarbook tour blog in exchange for an honest review . All the thoughts and opinions here are my own.

About the author

Robin Lovett enjoys trips to alien worlds to avoid earthly things , like day jobs and housework. When not reading romance with her cat, she’s busy writing sexy books , which may or may not involve anti-heroes, aliens, or both, but almost always enemies -to-lovers. She’s a big fan of her husband who regards writing romance as far more important than practical things, like paychecks. Her favorite surprise in the world, or the universe, was finding out by some miracle other people want to read the same kind of stories she loves to write. You can reach her on Twitter @LovettRomance or on Facebook @LovettRomance to chat or share ideas about what to put in the next story.

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