Award-Winning Author & Poet Wins a 5-Star Awarded Book Review…PR of “Dark Tides” By Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D.

Many authors know how special Readers Favorite is when receiving a 5-Star awarded book review from them. They are one of leading book influencers who been around for over 10+yrs sharing their favorite reads. And many celebraties also submmit their books as here as they share them with Top Publishing Houses, Literary Agents, and Movie Producers!

You can even submimit your book for a free book review.

Author, Kevin Coughlin did and grab a 5-star review and press release for his book of poetry titled; “Dark Tides” and we could not be happier. If you enjoy poetry, this one by Kevin is a must read. But I’ll let you read this book review from RF and let you decided!


“Dark Tides” by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D.

For immediate release:

Author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Poetry – General book “Dark Tides” by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., currently available at¬†

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Vincent Dublado for Readers’ Favorite

If poetry benefits our well-being, then we should immerse ourselves in appreciating this age-old art form. Reading Dark Tides: Poetic Reflections of Life by Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. has a therapeutic feel to it. This fifth collection of poetry delves into human struggles dealing with emotional and mental pain with strong leanings toward the healing power of faith. Reverend Coughlin’s poems have relaxing rhythms that are at times hypnotic.

He writes with emotions that reach out to others who are undergoing similar struggles. The Christian undertones blend well with the imagery as illustrated in one of his poems, ‚ÄúPerched.‚ÄĚ Here, the tree is used as the representation of life and death, and that these very same trees are used to make coffins‚ÄĒuntil a Jewish carpenter has set our souls free.

Our lives are filled with stresses that test our mettle to the limit to see how much we can stand, and sometimes, getting through the day is triumph enough. Art and spirituality are potent forces that can help those with the fewest resources to cope and adjust better to life, and Dark Tides does just that. Rev. Coughlin, however, cautions his readers that his poetry is for educational and informative purposes and not as supplementary material for clinical treatments.

Still, after reading this book, one cannot dispute that the themes of isolation, betrayal, self-revelation, and search for meaning contained herein may help to facilitate the transition into a happier way of life. Whether you are personally spiritual or not, this collection of poetry can give you an idea of perspective and wisdom in dealing with the cross that you bear.”

5-STARS For Dark Tides

You can learn more about Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. and “Dark Tides” at where you can read reviews and the author‚Äôs biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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For Readers of Addiction and Recovery Books. We Do Promote Recovery Winners & Authors!

Hello and Welcome Readers,

Here at Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions by Author, Catherine Lyon, we do promote fine recovery authors & books! That is what this post is all about. Now most know that I live my life in recovery almost 10-years from gambling addiction and abuse of alcohol. And I am a pretty loud advocate over on my other WordPress website in the photo below atL Gambling Addiction Is A Real Disease

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And all of my mainstream authors I promote and work for also know that I am a dual-diagnosed person in recovery, meaning I also struggle with mental health issues as well as live in recovery. They support me as I am blessed they also support my mental health struggles and why I have to work from home. WHY? One of my disorders I battle is Agoraphobia. Yes, it is a long word that means I have difficulty getting out my house due to severe attacks of fear. But trust me, I do persevere and have no problem taking good business care of all my fine authors I promote. LOL.

Why am I sharing this? Because many of my visitors and readers may not know about me and I can share that those who have mental illness can be happy and productive people and help SHATTER THE STIGMA around all these of these topics. So, here are just a few talented recovery authors and friends in my life and share their fantastic books!

Now, besides myself as an author and my current book, my good buddy Kevin Coughlin¬†and my friend and exceptional recovery coach and trainer Cali Estes¬†just released a brand new workbook and guide she uses to help train and certify others to become recovery coaches. It is receiving a huge amount 5-star Amazon book reviewers …



Recovery & Life Coaching ¬†– The Official Workbook For Coaches and Their Clients”
By Authors, Rev. Dr. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D. and Cali Estes Ph.D.



Recovery Coaching, The Official Workbook has been used successfully by numerous individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members to help them to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. A Support system for family and friends of substance abusers that help to provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness.


Rev. Kevin T. Coughlin Ph.D., DCC, DDVA, DLC, DD, NCIP, NCAMP, IMAC.

Reverend Coughlin is a Founder and the Director of New Beginning Ministry, Inc., an evidence-based, twelve-step residential addiction recovery program for adults that is accredited by the A.A.C.T.. Rev. Coughlin has helped thousands of people to change their lives over the past eighteen plus years. He is an Addiction Expert, Author, Blogger/Writer at Addicted Minds and VIP Interventions, Sober Services, Inc.,,,, small press, newspapers, magazines, websites, also seen on major media networks of NBC, ABC, CBS. He is a member of The International Association of Professional Writers and Editors. Rev. Coughlin was the Editor in Chief for Joel’s House Publications from 1997 to 2005. He has been a Professional Associate member at Gemini Behavioral Health.

He is a two-time World Champion and nine-time National Champion State & National Record holder Power Lifter, a gentle giant who has championed many in his career. Most call him Rev Kev, they enjoy his lectures and workshops on addiction, recovery, and life. Rev Kev has been very successful with pastoral counseling and recovery coaching with both those addicted and their families. And Award-Winning Poet as well. He has now released three new Poetry Books now on Available in The Amazon Kindle Store!


We Can a Collection of Poetry: A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery (We Can; A Collection of Poetry, A Journey…Books 1-2 & 3

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We Can 1,2, & 3: Are Collections of Poetry; A Journey Through Addiction and Recovery is the author’s eighth book. This work is the author’s fourth collection of poetry; his first was Tumbleweeds published by Feather Books in the United Kingdom in 2002. The author’s poetry reflects the struggles of life in addiction, recovery, and his experiences and in the lives of others that he witnessed over the last four decades. His hopes are that his poetry books and other addiction recovery books and manuals will help individuals and family members to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. Reverend Dr. Coughlin hopes to provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness about addiction and recovery. This book is dedicated to all those who have lost their lives and their families because of addiction, and to the late Rev. Dr. Sebastian Paul Costa who passed on in October of 2015 due to prostate cancer; Paul was one of Kevin’s greatest mentors.


AND? Kevin Coughlin also has several other guides and books like his newest best-selling release that parents are calling a “Guide and Road Map on How to Keep their Children Safe from The Drug Epidemic!” . . .¬†ADDICTIONS: What All Parents Need To Know¬†…

Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic by [Rev. Kevin T Coughlin]


Addictions: What All Parents Need to Know to Survive the Drug Epidemic is a must have for individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members to help them to get a deeper understanding of the disease of addiction, the solution to the problem, and the program of action that promotes change in the substance abuser. A Support system for family and friends of substance abusers that will provide clarity, understanding, education, prevention, and awareness.  You can find out more about our Treatment Services at New Beginning at New Beginning Treatment Services
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Our next book is by nationally known Recovery Coach and my Grandfather of Gambling Addiction Recovery¬†Author/Speaker, Arnie Wexler, and his book: “All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery From Gambling Addiction.


All Bets Are Off: Losers, Liars, and Recovery from Gambling Addiction by [Wexler, Arnie]


Arnie Wexler’s life as a gambler began on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, flipping cards, shooting marbles, and playing pinball machines. At age fourteen he found the racetrack, a bookie, and started playing the stock market. His obsession with gambling accelerated until a fateful day in 1968 when it all came crashing down.

Wexler’s gripping narrative leads us through the dungeon of a compulsive gambler’s world‚ÄĒchasing the big win and coming up with empty pockets‚ÄĒand how his addiction drove him and his wife, Sheila, to the edge of life. With help, they managed to escape, and together they have devoted themselves to helping others with the problem they know so well.

Arnie Wexler is a Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor and runs a national hotline for compulsive gamblers. He was the executive director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey and the senior vice president of National Council on Problem Gambling. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs, including  60 Minutes, Nightline, the Today Show, Good Morning America, Inside Edition, 48 Hours, and Crossfire, among others.

Steve Jacobson was a sports reporter and columnist for Newsday for more than forty years with a great interest in all aspects of sports. He co-authored a number of books with notable sports personalities. He was named by Associated Press among the top sports columnists and twice was nominated by Newsday for the Pulitzer Prize.

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Another fine recovery writer and Author, Amber Tozer and her new release: Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir now Available on Amazon. I just finished this one and what a RIDE!!

Sober Stick Figure: A Memoir by [Tozer, Amber]


Sober Stick Figure is a memoir from stand-up comedian Amber Tozer, chronicling her life as an alcoholic and her eventual recovery‚ÄĒ starting with her first drink at the age of seven‚ÄĒall told with the help of childlike stick figures. Amber writes and illustrates the crazy and harsh truths of being raised by alcoholics, becoming one herself, stagnating in denial for years, and finally getting sober.

As a teenager, Amber is an overachieving student-athlete who copes with her family‚Äôs alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she ‚Äújust likes to party.‚ÄĚ She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado to follow her dreams, and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes on stage.

She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking some¬†sunshine and show business will save her. Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity¬†and knows she has to stop drinking. It‚Äôs now been seven years since that last drink, and she‚Äôs ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic‚ÄĒand ultimately inspiring.


Amber Tozer has written for the Cartoon Network’s animated sketch series MAD and Adult Swim’s Moral Orel. Her tweets have been featured by Ellen, Huffington Post, Playboy, and Mandatory. She co-created #nitTWITS, a Twitter-based web series that features writers and performers from SNL, Modern Family, The Office and Conan. She has appeared on Last Comic Standing, performs stand-up comedy across the US, and has written about sobriety for The, After Party, and Thought Catalog. She lives in Los Angeles. Follow Amber on Twitter @AmberTozer.

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Our last fantastic new book and recovery podcaster is by Author, Roger Stark, and his Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to Recovery and not get lost along the way . . . . with Irwin Morse.

Reclaiming Your Addicted Brain: A Recovery GPS: How to find your path to Recovery and not get lost along the way by [Morse, Irwin, Stark, Roger]


The tool of self-destruction so effectively wielded by the addict is his own mind. The addict takes a perfectly good brain and, by relying on thinking errors, rationalization, justification, and every form of denial known to man, creates an addict where a person used to be.

‚ÄúReclaiming Your Addicted Brain‚ÄĚ reviews the return journey from addict land, the learning of how to leave our thinking errors behind. Written around the recovery story of one man from alcohol and sex addiction, clinical notes, and comments appear throughout the story helping the reader to understand this baffling disease. Addicts report being able to see their own behaviors that were previously hidden from them¬†when they are manifest in someone else. Reading George‚Äôs (the book‚Äôs addicted character) story and misadventures creates ‚Äėaha‚Äô moments of understanding that can open the doors to recovery.

This is definitely a ‚ÄúHow To‚ÄĚ book. George presents his ‚Äúlegs of a stool‚ÄĚ analogy that eloquently describes the needed steps to recovery. The clinician‚Äôs voice adds step by step directions on how to gain the key ‚ÄėSkills of Recovery.‚ÄĚ

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So these are a few of the bestselling recovery authors as I also add new books to my recovery blog’s¬†Recovery Writers Unite! Great Recovery Reads¬†page.¬†So stop by there any time when looking for new recovery books & the fine authors who write them! You will be inspired and “Stick With The Winners!”

Author and In Recovery Columnist of “The Author’s Cafe” ¬†~ ¬†Catherine Townsend-Lyon


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I’m Happy To Welcome My Good Friend And A “Fabulous Poetess”, Bonnie Gail Carter!

Hello Friends, Readers, and Welcome New Visitors,


Many of you know that when I ‘Guest Spotlight’ a new author, I try not to be¬†so ‘stuffy’ of¬†how and what¬†I write about my guests. I think it¬†sets me apart from other book promoters and book bloggers. To have a little fun when introducing one of my friends. Now I’m not saying I’ll give them a ‘literary roast’ or anything,¬†just share some tid bits of what they do, and about¬†their published works.
So please meet, Bonnie Gail Carter, Poet. and her book of poetry has just released on Amazon’s Create Space titled,¬† The Chill Turned Warm”

My Book is Available at Createspace Now!

Bonnie and I met through one of¬†my gazillion social media sites I’m on, and she was quite the persistent bunny of wanting me to help promote her new¬†book¬†edition of poetry. But what sets Bonnie apart from¬†many fine poets is that she shares much of her ‘lived life’ and challenges within her poems. We are ‘Kindred Spirits’ in that aspect. She to¬†lives with¬†mental/emotional daily challenges like myself, and like me, I enjoy writing and helping others¬†through it, and she does the same, but with her fantastic poetry.
We talk by phone often, and becoming very good friends. She’s just a sweet gal who lives in Indiana, writes poems, loves taking photographs, and she has been through so much trauma in her life, but you’d never know because she holds no grudges of her up bringing. She and her siblings were abandoned, shuffled to orphanages and foster homes, and her taking care of her siblings at a very young age. Yes,¬†hers is a heart breaking story.¬†Instead of being a victim, she funneled all that into her poetry. So let me share a little about Bonnie and her new book of poetry, and share a poem that is one of here favorites!

About The Author:

BONNIE GAIL CARTER has used her roller coaster ride of living to help inspire and give to others hope so that they, too, can overcome the hardships, obstacles, and trials they endure. The Chill Turned Warm is Carter’s first collection of poetry, but her work has been featured in Jonathon Rutger’s online magazine and the Poetic Bond. Additionally, Carter is a candidate to appear on Covington’s Who’s Who list of 2014.

About The Book:

How many of you can say you’ve met the devil? I can, and I wrote a poem about it. How many of you can say you hear voices? I can, and I wrote a poem about it. How many of you have run around with a motorcycle gang of Harley riders? I did, and I happen to¬†wrote a poem about …
How many of you lived in an orphanage where they split you and your siblings up into different wings? I did, and I wrote a poem about it. How many of you lived in foster homes? I did, and I wrote a poem about it. How many of you have been raped? I was, and I wrote a poem about that, too. How many of you love God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit more than anything else? I do, and I wrote a poem about that. There are poems about love and love lost in “The Chill Turned Warm”. There is something for everyone to identify with in this collection. Bonnie …

Bonnie Gail Carter
Poet, Bonnie Gail Carter

Message From Bonnie:
Ever since I was a teenager I had always wanted to write a book of poems.
It’s only now taken me sixty years, as I turned 60 this year, so better late than never!
“The Chill Turned Warm” is not only the title of my collection of poems,
but it is my favorite poems in this book. This poem has evolved over a 30 year period
to make it what it is today. It’s title is “Sunsets” …

Sunsets, by: Bonnie Gail Carter

Sunsets have such brilliant hues.

What a wonderful sky canvas to view.
It makes me think of you.
Can we make it through the various sunsets
and all of life’s difficult tests?
It just makes me ponder upon what’s next.
Can this wonderful really last?
Soon the present will be out past.
Our memories will have gone by so fast.
I want to slow down the sunsets frame by frame.
Never do I want them all to be the same.
There will be some days filled with rain.
Hopefully they’ll be filled with more sunshine
and the various flavors of wine.
Like the sunsets I pray we’ll last for all of time …

Bonnie Gail Carter 



GEDC0867   GEDC0605  ~  by Bonnie Gail Carter

Bonnie also enjoys photography. Here are a¬†just a few of her beautiful photo’s above and many more on her Flickr page at:
Here book can be purchased on Create Space:
And soon on Amazon Kindle Store.
And you can also find her on YouTube helping her partner in crime, Donnie Townsend promote his music on YouTube here:

Come connect with Bonnie on her other social media sites, she is all over the web! LOL.
Her blog:
On Facebook: Author Bonnie Gail Carter
On LinkedIn:

I hope you enjoyed¬†meeting, Poet, Bonnie Gail Carter,¬†and purchase a copy of her new book of poems. I can tell you¬†she has¬†endured, and has¬†overcome¬†more than one person should have to¬†in one lifetime. I know that’s what makes her such a¬†strong woman, and a caring person.¬†She truly is an Inspiration

God Bless All,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

The Chill Turned Warm