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Sweet Success for John Spencer

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to John Spencer on the recent release of his non-fiction book, CONNECTED SOLDIERS: LIFE, LEADERSHIP, AND SOCIAL CONNECTIONS IN MODERN WAR (Potomac Books, July 2022). This soldier’s memoir is packed full of lessons and stories of leading and living in a world of constant virtual connections and social media.

Connected Soldiers, By: John Spencer

ABOUT THE BOOK

John Spencer was a new second lieutenant in 2003 when he parachuted into Iraq leading a platoon of infantry soldiers into battle. During that combat tour, he learned how important unit cohesion was to surviving war, both physically and mentally. He observed that this cohesion developed as the soldiers experienced the horrors of combat as a group, spending their downtime together and processing their shared experiences.

When Spencer returned to Iraq later to take command of a troubled company, he found his lessons on building unit cohesion were no longer applicable. Rather than bonding as a group, soldiers now spend their downtime separately, online communicating with family back home. Spencer began to see the internet as a threat to unit cohesion, but when he returned home and his wife was deployed, the internet connected him and his children to his wife daily. Purchase a copy via Amazon, Potomac Books, or the author’s website.

John Spencer, Headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

John Spencer is an award-winning scholar, professor, and twenty-five-year combat veteran. Considered the world’s leading expert on many military topics, he served as an advisor to the top four-star general and other senior leaders in the U.S. Army as part of research groups from the Pentagon to the United States Military Academy. Spencer currently serves as the Chair of Urban Warfare Studies at the Modern War Institute at West Point. He served as an infantry soldier, Spencer held ranks from Private to Sergeant First Class and Lieutenant to Major. He lives in Colorado Springs. Visit the author at johnspenceronline.com and follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten

By: Darby Karchut

Hats off to Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten! This dynamic team of writers won 2nd place in the National Federation of Press Women Communications (NFPW) Contest in the category of novellas. The award was for the eBook version of LOVE AND LIES: CALL ME EVE (2021 from RhetAskew Publishing). The book was republished in June 2022 by Red Penguin Books in both paperback and Kindle formats. The re-publication contains a new cover, reformatted text, and some slight modifications to the text.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Love and Lies: Call me Eve

She sipped her well-chilled, dry martini, taking extra time before answering. “What . . . how much do I tell him? Just want a distraction. Something to fill an evening.”
Eve was sipping a Fiji Moonrise, the house specialty at Fiji’s Natewa Bay Resort’s water’s edge bar, when an unfamiliar baritone asked, “May I buy you a refill? The evening is far too pleasant to spend alone.” Mark Adams proves to be an irresistible diversion during Eve’s trip home from a conference. But when playtime’s up and planes are departing, Eve doesn’t play fair.
Upon her return, Eve receives an unexpected life-changing event and regrets having lied. Mark is faced with a wounded heart and a nearly insurmountable challenge. Join an exciting adventure where true feelings are the catalyst to propel two star-crossed lovers to find each other … again. Copies may be purchased through Amazon.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Tritten/Hoover headshot

Sandi Hoover and Jim Tritten are an award-winning writing team from New Mexico. Follow Sandi on Facebook and visit her author Amazon page, and on Goodreads. Visit Jim’s author Amazon page as well as follow him on Facebook and Goodreads.

 

 


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Jeanette Minniti

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Jeanette Minniti! Her debut novel, THE ONLY WAY HOME (2021 from Penning Press) recently won the 1st Place Award in Historical Fiction from the Colorado Authors League.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

The Only Way Home, By: Jeanette Minniti

Desperate times. Danger on the rails. A journey to save a family.

It is 1933 inside a sweltering courtroom in Macon, Georgia. Fifteen-year-old Robert sits on a bench awaiting sentencing after being picked up for vagrancy and spending a night in jail. He left his home in Illinois with a neighborhood friend to ride the rails and find work to help their families. The friend turned back, too afraid to face the perils ahead. But going back empty-handed isn’t an option for Robert. THE ONLY WAY HOME is the story of one boy’s determination to survive loss and hardship to help his family and how fate and a violin touch the course of his life. Purchase your copy from Amazon, Kobo, IndieBound, and through IngramSparks.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Jeanette Minniti

Jeanette Minniti is an author living in Colorado. She received an MA in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Relations from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She and her husband enjoy all that Colorado offers, including hiking and biking. Visit Jeanette at JeanetteMinniti.com and follow her on Facebook.

 

 

 

 


Darby KarchutSweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Trista Herring Baughman

Hooray – the wait is over! Trista Herring Baughman’s third book, ZOMBIESAURS, just recently released. This scary, fun picture book is hand-illustrated by Trista and her sons, Robby (11) and Johnathan (8), and contains information on the prehistoric creatures depicted in the book. If you love zombies, dinosaurs, or spooky bedtime stories, this book is for you! Pick up a copy from Amazon.

Zombiesaurs, By: Trista Herring Baughman

ABOUT THE BOOK:

In a jungle on an island that is way far out to sea…
Something’s waiting in the shadows,
Come and take a look with me.
Inside this book you’re going to find a terrifyingly spooky rhyme
It’s creepy, spine-tingling, one of a kind.
It may even keep you up past your bedtime.
Good night, sleep tight.
Don’t let the Zombiesaurs bite!

Trista Herring Baughman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Trista Herring Baughman is a star-gazing, pirate-loving, dinosaur digging, country girl, children’s author, and blogger. She grew up in Mississippi, where she met her high-school sweetheart. They are now married and have lived in Nebraska and Louisiana with their sons and critters. Visit Trista at https://booksbytrista.wordpress.com/ and follow her on Goodreads, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Debbie Burke

By: Darby Karchut

Three cheers for Debbie Burke! Her suspense novel, FLIGHT TO FOREVER (2021 from Media Management LLC), is a finalist for the ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD, announced in April 2022.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

  Nobody tells Lou Belmonte he can’t hug his wife of 50 years. When pandemic regulations stop him from visiting his beloved Cameo in a memory care lockdown, he busts her out, assaulting two employees who try to stop him. The couple flees to a remote fire lookout in Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness.

Their daughter begs for help from investigator Tawny Lindholm and her criminal defense attorney husband, Tillman Rosenbaum. They’re in a race to find the aging fugitives before the cops do because Vietnam veteran Lou won’t go down without a fight. Purchase a copy through Amazon, Books2Read, or from your favorite independent bookseller.

Debbie Burke, Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

  Debbie Burke is a suspense novelist, award-winning journalist, and blogger at The Kill Zone website. Her Tawny Lindholm Thrillers with Passion series plunges crime-solver Tawny Lindholm into fast-paced twisty plots with quirky characters and snappy dialogue, set against the rugged scenery of Montana. Visit the author at www.debbieburkewriter.com and follow Debbie on her author page on Amazon and on Twitter


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for J.D.R. Hawkins

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to J.D.R. Hawkins! Her newest novel, DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD, was recently released from Westwood Books Publishing. This is the fourth book in her Renegade series, historical fiction centered around the American Civil War.

Double-Edged Sword, By: JDR Hawkins

ABOUT THE BOOK: 

The Civil War has ended. Confederate cavalryman, David Summers, returns home to Alabama, taking his new wife, Anna, with him. Upon arrival, he understands how much the war has changed him and has scarred his homeland. Faced with challenges of transition, he learns how to navigate his new world, along with the pain and trauma of his past. He is also forced to confront his foes, including Stephen Montgomery. Their hatred for one another inevitably boils over into a fierce confrontation, whereby David is arrested. Will the jury believe his side of the story, even though he is an ex-Confederate? Or will he be hung for his crime? Purchase a copy through Amazon.

J.D.R. Hawkins, headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

J.D.R. Hawkins is an Amazon, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author. Several books in her Renegade series have won the B.R.A.G. Medallion and John Esten Cooke Fiction Award. She is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the International Women’s Writing Guild, Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and Pikes Peak Writers. Ms. Hawkins is also an artist and a singer/songwriter. Learn more about her at www.jdrhawkins.com and follow her on AllAuthor.com, FacebookGoodreadsInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.   


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Trista Herring Baughman

By: Darby Karchut

Hooray for Trista Herring Baughman. She is pleased to announce her children’s fantasy, THE MAGIC TELESCOPE, is back in print! This revised second edition contains the original illustrations by Eumir Carlo Fernandez and a new cover design. Get your copy today only at Barnes & Noble Press. Keep an eye out for her upcoming books including HALLOWEEN NIGHT AND OTHER POEMS (available now on Amazon), ZOMBIESAURS, and PiRATS.

The Magic Telescope cover

ABOUT THE BOOK

Seth has his heart set on a new Gazer 3000 telescope for his birthday, but receives a second-hand one instead. He’s disappointed until he accidentally discovers that this is no ordinary telescope. Join Seth and his cat, Sinbad, on an out-of-this-world adventure! Pick up a copy from Barnes & Noble.

Trista Herring Baughman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Trista Herring Baughman is a star-gazing, pirate-loving, dinosaur-digging country girl and children’s author. She grew up in Mississippi and has lived in Nebraska and Louisiana with her husband, sons, and critters. Visit Trista at www.booksbytrista.wordpress.com and follower her on Facebook and Twitter.


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Barb Nickless

Cheers to Barbara Nickless! Her short story is featured in the anthology, Denver Noir (edited by Cynthia Swanson and released May 3, 2022 from Akashic Books.) Denver Noir joins over 100 volumes in Akashic’s award-winning Noir Series of location-based dark fiction anthologies. Denver local Cynthia Swanson (author of THE BOOKSELLER and THE GLASS FOREST) has pulled together 13 contributors who know the city best to pen short tales set in distinct locations from Aurora to Washington Park.

Denver Noir

ABOUT THE ANTHOLOGY:

From editor Cynthia Swanson: “Even a city that boasts three hundred days of sunshine a year has its sudden, often violent storms—and writers have long taken advantage of that metaphor. Renowned authors Katherine Anne Porter, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Rex Burns, Robert Greer, Michael Connelly, and Kali Fajardo-Anstine—among many others—have brilliantly portrayed this picturesque but often merciless city. Today, Denver is home to a thriving literary scene, with writers of all stripes finding inspiration in its people and streets. The authors and stories featured in Denver Noir are no exception…”

Brand-new stories by: Peter Heller, Barbara Nickless, Cynthia Swanson, Mario Acevedo, Francelia Belton, R. Alan Brooks, D.L. Cordero, Amy Drayer, Twanna LaTrice Hill, Manuel Ramos, Mark Stevens, Mathangi Subramanian, David Heska Wanbli Weiden, and Erika T. Wurth. Purchase a copy from Bookshop, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble

Barbara Nickless

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Barbara Nickless is the #1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the award-winning Special Agent Sydney Parnell crime novels and now a new series, the Dr. Evan Wilding books. Learn more about Barbara at www.barbaranickless.com.

 


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

By: Darby Karchut

Three cheers for Tena Stetler! Her paranormal book, A WITCH’S QUANDARY (The Wild Rose Press, 2021) has been nominated for the prestigious RONE Award in the Paranormal Short category from InD’tale Magazine! Voting in this category begins May 9th. Visit her website for more information.

A Witch's Quandary, cover

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Gale’s engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.

Becoming a partner in the family law firm was never Dillon’s dream. Now it’s his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited.

During Gale and Dillon’s investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch’s council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family. Purchase a copy through Books2Read.com

Tena Stetler, headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal tales. Some call her crazy others creative. She deals with the voices in her head by writing them down and creating a fantasy world and characters you won’t soon forget. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, magic, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals. Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. Visit her at www.tenastetler.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.

Sweet Success for Tena Stetler

By: Darby Karchut

Congratulations to Tena Stetler! Her latest book, AN ANGEL’S WYLDER ASSIGNMENT, was recently released from The Wild Rose Press. While still paranormal, the book is also a mix of historical, western, time-travel, and a mystery. What a Wyld ride!

ABOUT THE BOOK:

An Angel's Wylder Assignment

Warrior Angel Killian Dugan’s annual trip to the family castle in Scotland is shattered by the arrival of Legion Commander North. Killian’s skills are needed for an urgent time travel assignment. A rogue demon has escaped back in time. He must stop the demon before it can damage the past and change the future.

Killian’s girlfriend Chinoah Grace, a Native American shapeshifter is included in the mission which takes them to the wild west town of Wylder, Wyoming in 1878. She’ll have her hands full fitting in.

Nothing is as it seems. They encounter visions, spirit quests, and a mysterious shaman. On top of it all, blending in as a blacksmith is more physically difficult than he imagined. But not as challenging as keeping his hands off his undercover wife. Will they complete their assignment or run out of time? Purchase a copy through Amazon and other booksellers world-wide.

Tena Stetler, headshot

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award-winning paranormal tales. Some call her crazy others creative. She deals with the voices in her head by writing them down and creating a fantasy world and characters you won’t soon forget. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure, magic, and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals. Colorado is home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a fifty-year-old box turtle. Visit her at www.tenastetler.com


Darby Karchut

Sweet Success is coordinated by Darby Karchut who is an award-winning author, dreamer, and compulsive dawn greeter. A proud native of New Mexico, she now lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, where she runs in blizzards and bikes in lightning storms. Click here to submit your Sweet Success Story.