Cat Presents An Exclusive Cover Reveal & Book Releasing This September 2021 By Author Roger Stark. “They Called Him Marvin”. . .

“They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.” ~Bill Clinton

Former President Bill Clinton



New Book Coming In Sept. 2021 By Author Roger Stark





An Introduction of The Book By Author and Writer Roger Stark

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“They Called Him Marvin” crosses the boundaries of several genres.

New Adult readers can read the letters and a story of someone their own age being in love trying to make a family and fighting a war. Military readers can follow the development of the B-29 and join Dean and the crew on a few missions and even learn what being a “Special Prisoner” in Japan was like. History buffs can expand their knowledge of World War 2 and the interactions of nations.

Looking for a love story? Dean and Connie have a passionate love for each other, that is why their is a Marvin. Their passion is described with dignity. Finally, the reader interested in religion and spirituality will learn Dean attended a new church with a soldier friend. He liked the church so much he joined it and met a girl he liked so much he married her. His faith carries him through the difficult things he has to endure.

Bill Clinton said it best: “They were the fathers we never knew, the uncles we never met, the friends who never returned, the heroes we can never repay. They gave us our world. And those simple sounds of freedom we hear today are their voices speaking to us across the years.”


Let us remember them and honor the sacrifice of all the Dean’s, Connie’s, and Marvin’s. 



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2nd Lieutenant Dean Sherman pictured here in August of 1942.




MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I would describe myself as a reluctant writer. But when a story comes along that demands to be told, you pick up your pen. Six years ago I heard the story of a friend’s father in World War II. I was so moved by his telling of the story that I asked if he would allow me to write it. The result is the soon to be published “They Called Him Marvin.” My life has been touched in so many ways by being part of documenting this profound story.

My career as an addiction counselor (CDP) now retired, lead me to write “The Waterfall Concept; A Blueprint for Addiction Recovery,” and co-author “Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain.” After my counseling retirement, I decided I wanted to learn more about the craft of writing and started attending classes at Portland Oregon’s Attic Institute. What I learned is that there are an mazing number of great writers in my area and they were willing to help others improve their skills.

Please read “They Called Him Marvin” when it releases this September, 2021 and NOT because I need book sales, rather because we all need to remember what they gave for us.

My next project is already underway, a memoir of growing up in Southwest Washington state called “Life on a Sorta Farm.” My wife of 49 years, Susan and I still live in the southwest Washington area. We raised seven children, and have eleven grandchildren. We love to travel and see the sites and cultures of the world. I still get on my bicycle whenever I can.


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MORE ABOUT THE BOOK and THE BEAUTIFUL BACKSTORY

Such a man was 1st Lt Dean Harold Sherman, B-29 Airplane Commander.

“They Called Him Marvin” is a history. A history of war and of family. A history of the collision of the raging politics of a global war, young love, patriotism, sacred family commitments, duty and the horrors and tragedies, the catastrophe that war is.

It all starts when Dean accepts an innocent invitation to attend Church with his friend Stanley, who’s girl friend happened to be the best friend of Constance Baldwin, who also just happened to attend the same Waterloo Ward of the Mormon Church, who also didn’t have a boy friend, and who was also more than happy to make a visitor feel welcome.

Lt Sherman enjoyed the experience so much he joined the church and married the girl.

Not all the characters are human. The B-29, it’s development and history assumes a role as a main character.

The war, as all wars do, has two sides. The lives of a Japanese family, the Kiyoshis, and their interactions with the B-29s is woven throughout the narrative.

At first glance, the story does not seem to end well for Lt Sherman his wife Constance and the newly born Marvin. His B-29 is shot down over Nagoya, he is captured and labeled a war criminal for the incendiary bombing of the city. But that is definitely not the end of their story.

Their history is partially documented through the sixty seven letters exchanged between a twenty year old Dean and his still teenaged pregnant wife. The un-edited letters provide their own words to help tell the story. When Marvin was born, 18 Feb 1945, Dean without knowledge of the Marvin’s birth wrote:

“Whenever I hear nice soft music, I think of you. And when the sun comes up so bright and fresh in the morning, I’m reminded of you. When I take a short walk in the moonlight I have the pleasantest memories of you and all the wonderful times we have spent together. Darling, those things mean all the world to me, an I keep thinking of the something new that has been added to us, and the blessings that have been ours continuously all being added up to make the future all ahead of us better to live for and more to be desired.

I guess you know from these things that I am ever so glad I married you, although it never could have been any different because we were just meant for each other. All the incidents and happenings that brought us together, though they may seem like accidents, seem to me to have just been part of a plan that been so plain that we just couldn’t see it. I just keep getting more and more in love with you all the time too, Honey.”

The day Dean was shot down Connie, again without knowledge of his situation confesses in her 14 May 1945 letter:

“I’m in a rather odd mood tonight Honey, and it is most all about you and Marvin and me. I have been trying to decide whether or not I would write to you tonight most all evening. I wanted to, but I didn’t know if I could express my feelings as I would want to, and, as I feel them. As you can see Honey, I have made up my mind to try. How well I succeed remains to be seen.”


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I will add that you may read many of the early ARC reads and reviews already coming in for this amazing book even before it’s release on Goodreads here>>> https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56853641-they-called-him-marvin?ac=1 and there are many! I will be sharing more updates and new about the Author, Roger Stark. I think the beautiful letters exchanged between Dean and Connie could be another ROMANCE book. What a amazing opportunity to be privy to those 60+ love letters. As Roger said, “those love letters are part of HISTORY”…

~Catherine Lyon of Cat Lyon’s Reading Den

Presented By Lyon Media Services & Literary Consultants. A New Release by Award-Winning Author, Amy Bovaird.

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Welcome Readers, Book Bloggers, and All-New Friends!

Who would have imagined in just a few short weeks, here we are, being sheltered at home due to a Virus Pandemic? I never saw this coming!  I’m sure many would have never seen this coming.  It has now changed a usually slower time for book sales and reviews to a huge literary e-book sales boom!

With many avid readers forced to stay home from work, colleges, and little ones from schools, not sure how long these bans and restrictions will remain,  I can at least help with some author news, new books, and updates to help you pass the time.

Just as this past week as most of our authors were giving back through their ebooks and offering them FREE or deeply discounted. Cat is still keeping them going with Podcasts, Author Interviews, and Amy Bovaird is no different.
She just released another new book!

So let’s see what Amy’s been up to and about her new book!  💞📚📚🐈🐈 Cat

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OUR MOBILITY and MEMOIRIST AUTHOR, AMY BOVAIRD HAS RELEASED a NEW E-BOOK Hitting A Home Run: Blind and Thriving

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Hitting A Home Run: Blind and Thriving by [Bovaird, Amy ]

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

It is 1988. After three years of teaching English as a Second Language in Latin America, Amy Bovaird is offered a position in Indonesia, halfway across the world. On this archipelago, Bovaird has the opportunity to learn about new cultures.

But there is a problem. In the break between jobs, Bovaird pays a visit to her local eye doctor for what she believes will be a routine upgrade of her glasses’ prescription. A lengthy examination with a retinal specialist follows. The news she receives turns out to be a challenge. She is losing her vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a condition she can’t even pronounce and for which there is no cure.

Bovaird faces a dilemma. Should she risk possible danger with her debilitating vision to pursue her dream contract abroad or stay at home near the safety of family?

You’ll need to give a quick read as it was picked as Amazon Kindles #1 Hot New Travel Short Read Release! And why Amy is a Medal and Award-winning Author! And she offers it for readers right now at just .99 CENTS …

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A MESSAGE FROM Ms. Bovaird:

“This past week was a big week for me, readers! I’ve been working on sharing more key experiences to encourage others, especially those with sight loss. But really everyone.

My new booklet just came out!

WITH the world has just been diagnosed with the COVID-19, an unprecedented pandemic, and our very lives feel, and have been, threatened by something out of our control. Thirty-two years ago, my security and life as I knew it felt threatened. Losing my vision was out of my control.

The pain of an unexpected diagnosis of any proportion messes with our mind. I’m sure you will be able to relate to the pain and fear I faced back in 1988. No one else I knew struggled with this problem and I didn’t want anyone’s pity so I kept silent about it. I felt isolated and alone as many of you do right now, physically.

I had a choice to make, like all of us today.
How are we going to live our lives in the middle of a challenge?
Which emotion will rise to the surface?

Although my dilemma seems opposite to what we are facing right now, in which we are told NOT to travel but to stay at home, it was scary.

I hope you will take time to read Hitting a Home Run: Blind and Thriving, if you didn’t take advantage of it a few weeks ago, you can still read it now on Amazon.

Get Your Copy today!  >> https://bit.ly/HittingHomeRun

In the spirit of giving back to my readers, I am making my other memoirs in eBook available for 0.99 cents... If you have not yet read them, I would love for you to check them out!”

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Ebook: Mobility Matters

Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith (The Mobility Series Book 1)              Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side to Mobility (The Mobility Series Book 2)      AND  Cane Confessions

You can connect with Amy Bovaird throughout social media and stop by her informative blog as well! WebsiteJoin Author’s NewsletterFacebookTwitterGoodreadsAmazonPinterestLinkedin

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So? Who Is Amy Bovaird? She Is An Amazing and Humorous Dear Friend!

Amy L. Bovaird

BIOGRAPHY

Award-winning Christian Author and Speaker, Amy Bovaird is a memoirist and writes about sight loss using humor. Amy enjoys writing about international travel and adventure, and faith-inspired devotionals. She has three published titles to her credit available on Amazon online, Barnes and Noble, and many online bookstores.

She is a world traveler, ghostwriter, two-time bestselling author and inspirational speaker who thrives with vision loss. She educates and entertains her readers with humorous anecdotes of coping with ongoing vision loss.

Ms. Bovaird earned her M.A. in Bicultural – Bilingual Studies from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a lifelong learner, whether it is vision, writing or language-related. She has written three faith-based, often humorous, memoirs. Bovaird lives in northwest Pennsylvania. Every day she negotiates for the upper hand with her kitten, Sophie Socks, and, on most occasions, fails.

She has received the “Medal of Honor in Literature” for her memoir, Mobility Matters: Stepping Out in Faith from Ohio Valley University in 2016.

Her second memoir, Cane Confessions: The Lighter Side of Mobility and third memoir devotional, Seeking Solace: Finding Joy After Loss, each reached No. 1 Bestseller status in various categories, including Biographies and Memoirs, Eye Problems, Grief and Dying, and Spiritual Healing…

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Lyon Book Promotion News, Updates and Events of Our Fine Authors.

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Welcome Readers and Friends! I have so much to share about some of our fantastic authors and their books. I enjoy keeping readers updated with the many events, news, and promo happenings with the authors I have the HONOR of Promoting.

Let’s start with my good buddy Author, Ronald E. Yates and the fabulous news of his 2016 “New Apple Summer E-Book Awards MEDALIST WINNER for Book Two of his amazing action packed adventures of his  “Billy Battles Trilogy!” . .  .  .

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The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles

 

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The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles

by Ronald E. Yates

The Finding Billy Battles trilogy tells the amazing story of a man who is born in 1860 and who dies in 1960. In between Billy lives an improbable and staggering life of adventure, peril, transgression, and redemption. Then Billy mysteriously disappears. For several decades his family has no idea where he is or what he is doing.

Finally, with his life coming to an end, Billy resurfaces in an old soldiers’ home in Leavenworth, Kansas. It is there when he is 98 that he meets his 12-year-old great-grandson and bequeaths his journals and his other property to him — though he is not to receive them until he is much older.

Available Formats: eBook, Softcover, Hardcover
Publishing House: Xlibris
Author’s Website: http://ronaldyatesbooks.com/
Available for purchase:
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What wonderful news and “Congratulate” Ron for this accomplishment. I just finished Book Two myself and will be placing my reviews very soon! Ron did an exceptional job with his trilogy and I can not wait for the Book Three. Here is a wee bit more about Ron. You can see all the Winners, including Ron here 2016 Summer New Apple E-Book Award.

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About Author, Ronald E. Yates:

Ronald E. Yates is an author of historical fiction and action/adventure novels, including the popular and highly-acclaimed Finding Billy Battles trilogy. His extraordinarily accurate books have captivated fans from around the world who applaud his ability to blend fact and fiction.

Ron is a former foreign correspondent for the Chicago Tribune and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at the University of Illinois where he was also the Dean of the College of Media.

His book, “The Improbable Journeys of Billy Battles,” is the second in his Finding Billy Battles trilogy of novels and was published in June 2016. The first book in the trilogy,“Finding Billy Battles,” was published in 2014. He is currently working on Book #3 of the trilogy with an intended publication date in spring or early summer 2017.

Ron has been a presenting author at the Kansas Book Festival and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, among other venues. He is also the author of The Kikkoman Chronicles: A Global Company with A Japanese Soul, published by McGraw-Hill. Other books includeAboard the Tokyo Express: A Foreign Correspondent’s Journey through Japan, a collection of columns translated into Japanese, as well as three journalism textbooks: The Journalist’s Handbook, International Reporting and Foreign Correspondents, andBusiness and Financial Reporting in a Global Economy.


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Before leaving the world of professional journalism where he toiled 25 years, Ron lived and worked in Japan, Southeast Asia, and both Central and South America where he covered several history-making events including the fall of South Vietnam and Cambodia; the Tiananmen Square massacre in Beijing; and wars and revolutions in Afghanistan, the Philippines, Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala, among other places

His work as a war correspondent resulted in several awards, including the Inter-American Press Association’s Tom Wallace Award for coverage of Central and South America; the Peter Lisagor Award from the Society of Professional Journalists; three Edward Scott Beck Awards for International Reporting, and three Pulitzer nominations.

Ron is a proud graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas and a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served in the Army Security Agency.

Come connect with Ron on Social Media and you can visit his website for more about his trilogy and purchase his books!

Ronald Yates Amazon Profile
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Ronald Yates Books & Blog
Awesomegang In-Depth Interview
Goodreads Profile
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Now next author has been getting herself ALL OVER THE PLACE lately! She is in PW Weekly Magazine, Booklife, and received a 4+ Star Book Review from Online Book Club.org! And if you have NOT read her fabulous “Hot Steamy Romance Thriller” yet? OH MY are you missing out on this new novel release titled; “BEHIND The DOOR” and the book reviews are pouring in.

PR.Com has just published her ‘Press Release’ all about this prolific romance thriller Author, A. (Adriana) Gavazonni as she  works on the follow-up. Here is more about Adriana and her new novel!

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“Behind the Door” – the New Book from Writer A. Gavazzoni is More Than a Psychological Erotic Thriller, It’s the Perfect Blend of Mystery, Sensuality, and Intelligence.

New York, NY, July 06, 2016 –(PR.com)– “Behind The Door” brings to the table – or the chaise longue – mystery, romance, and humor, packed with high doses of eroticism.

A.Gavazzoni debuts with the page-turner, heart-racer book “Behind The Door.” This thriller novel is full of mystery with the death of Lara, a beautiful architect, at lawyer Mark’s hands during a sex game. For Mark’s defense – Carl – his defense attorney – hires Simone, a renowned psychiatrist specialist in sexual behavior, to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. Taboos are exposed, and the readers learn about Mark’s steamy yearlong affair with Lara, through his memoirs.

While studying Mark’s memoirs, Simone continues to treat her psychiatric patients and researching for her next book, while her attraction to the enigmatic lawyer increases. As the readers move from chapter to chapter, the normalcy in Simone’s life ends when a serial killer starts torturing and killing women in her town, and new details from Lara’s and Mark’s life unveil to show the readers this underground, not-so-talked-about lifestyle of the rich and influential people.

Many mind-twisting chapters and surprising detours lay ahead of the reader who chooses to adventure themselves into the world of “Behind The Door.”

Come Connect With The Author Here:

Learn more about the writer. Visit the Author’s Website.
Buy the Book On Amazon.
Visit the Facebook Fan Page.
Visit the Twitter page.

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NEW BOOK Release by Author, Diane Olsen and we welcome her to Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions! Her amazing book will have you looking at Religion and Human Creation in a much different and unique way her book:

 

‘Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion’

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About The Book:

“In order to enjoy this book, you may have to suspend current beliefs since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. Hopefully, you will find precious gems to take with you.”

What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples were not smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator!

Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts, rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Today monotheism is represented by at least nine living faiths, yet praying to God alone is not enough, for many. Instead, we pray to Prophets, angels, saints, ancestors, deities, and the universe.

This creates a chain of “Paths” and “Ways” which become stained by human desires for control and material benefits. And as darkness and materialism overtake one Faith, another is born, through the intervention of the Holy Spirit, clothed in a different form, with a new name, and very familiar teachings.

Monotheism can be visualized as a chain linking prehistory and history, entwined with human additions, wisps and twists that produce an undulating, ultimate Yin and Yang. This constant interaction of complementary, as well as conflicting, forces and energies, exhibits both organic unity and dynamism even war. Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs should enjoy “Ancient Way’s”  .  .   .   .

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About The Author:

Diane Olsen, prolific writer and first-time indie author of her debut book release titled; “Ancient Ways:The Roots of Religion.” Her book is thought provoking and an informative look at the development and evolution of religion throughout time and a well-considered concept – the idea of a connective thread of monotheistic faith throughout the history from the birth of human creation.

Born in Colorado Springs, Colorado she now lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Diane was an Undergrad at Colorado State University Ft. Collins: Pre-vet med, Anthropology, then attended and received her BA and MA at the University of Montana, Missoula: Anthropology, Archaeology, and Paleontology. She was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for two years.

Diane has proudly raised two sons Andrew and Gavin, has four grandsons Dylan, Brayden, AJ, and Asher. She is an animal lover and enjoys living in Washington State with her two girls, (doggies) “Ladybug and Charlie” along with two ancient “retired” Zebra, finches, one African Blackfooted Cat. She has raised sheep and goats and about 40 other species of critter over the decades.

Diane enjoys writing, reading good books and cooking. A few of her favorite books are ‘The Book of Certitude (Kitab-i-Iqan), The Upanishads, and The Great Initiates.’

Connect with Diane on Twitter @Author_Dolsen
And on Facebook
Buy here new book on Amazon

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And lastly? A reminder that we have several Book Promos going on as well. One for Author, Steve Hauptman and his Book One of “The Monkey Trap” Series right here on  Amazon & Kindle Store

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AND? Right Now our Author, Nancy LaPointe’s E-Book titled; “Living in God’s Rest: At Peace in a Chaotic World” is now only  $3.99 with all 5-Star Reviews on  Amazon Kindle!

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REVIEWS:

Amazing, true to the Word of God book!

“Thank you, Nancy LaPointe, for sharing your life and Christ’s wisdom. This book is a blessing! I’m hoping your write more! Highly Recommend.”

Very insightful read

“This book makes you rethink your position on why you feel the way you feel. It provides wonderful methodology for finding peace in your life amidst the turmoil. Love this author and hope she has more books forthcoming.”

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HAPPY FALL READING FRIENDS!!

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Lyon Book Book & Social Media Promotions by Author, Catherine Lyon”