Blog Tour Day 15: Review & My Guest Post on The Enchanted Book, “What Can You Expect From A 99-Cent E-book?”

The Enchanted Book The dramatic rise of e-books has made it easy for anybody to publish a novel, and readers are scrambling for ways to pluck the most entertaining stories from the bargain bin. In today’s guest post at The Enchanted Book—  “What Can You Expect From a 99-cent E-Book?”– I make the case for some amazing values hidden at that price point.

The Enchanted Book is an award-winning book blog that is, in a word, enchanting.   Host Selena describes herself as “someone who loves to read, particularly romance and erotica, and loves just as much to write. The Enchanted Book is the culmination of those two loves.” Selena also likes to read mysteries and thrillers from any time period, historical reads, and some nonfiction. “I’m a sucker for inspirational books,” she says. A leisurely stroll through her blog will surely inspire you!

Since today’s topic is  99-cent books, I’ll remind everybody there’s over 200 indie e-books from all genres on sale at that price from December 12 – 24 at The 12 Days of Christmas Book Blowout. Prizes, including a new Kindle, will be awarded to lucky supporters of indie authors!

One comment on “Blog Tour Day 15: Review & My Guest Post on The Enchanted Book, “What Can You Expect From A 99-Cent E-book?”

  1. Larry Kahn’s commentary on all the pros for new authors and e-books is exceptional when visiting the book blog THE ENCHANTED BOOK (with host — Selena) where his commentary can be read in full. However, I was quite stunned (to say the least) with Selena’s review of KING OF PAINE on her book blog. I have read the novel and the characters are outstanding. Mr. Kahn’s style of writing (and his carefully chosen prose) is exceptional and enchanting and that, in itself, can make or break a book.

    All I can say is everyone is a critic but Selena’s commentary was unfounded and even challenging!

    Need proof? Need a great novel? Read KING OF PAINE for yourself and you will find enchanting characters, a complex plot but a comfortable read and much more. You will find the events and characters in this novel to be evidence that not only is it well worth the read but that it should be on bookshelves everywhere — even on the New York Times Bestseller List (not that THAT means anything). The proverbial “proof is in the pudding” with this novel!

    Lori

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  • Larry and Ellie Kahn

  • When I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2010, my neurologist told me there was nothing I could do to slow down an inevitable slide into disability. So I simply (apathetically?) went about the business of researching my third novel for over a year until I crossed paths with others who had discovered a curiously overlooked goldmine of scientific research suggesting vigorous exercise could help slow the progression of PD and improve quality of life.

     

    After experiencing the impact of exercise myself, my wife, Ellie, and I began brainstorming with other believers about how to effectively spread the gospel of exercise and hope.  We formed PD Gladiators in 2013, a nonprofit charged with developing a plan to ally metro Atlanta fitness instructors and clinicians to convince people with PD to take a proactive approach to managing their disease. PD Gladiators entered agreements with the Atlanta YMCA, Livramento Delgado Boxing Foundation, Yellow River Center and other independent fitness instructors to build a network of PD-specific exercise classes based on PD Gladiators’ promise to promote the exercise research and the PD Gladiators Fitness Network to local clinicians to create the referral “pipeline” necessary to make the adapted fitness programs sustainable. I believe recruiting the support of influential clinicians in our community from the start was the critical insight that has led to the phenomenal growth of the Network.

     

    By 2018, the Network consisted of over 60 weekly classes, and metro Atlanta “gladiators” logged almost 25,000 class visits for the year! On August 1, 2018, the Parkinson’s Foundation and PD Gladiators determined they could better serve the needs of the Parkinson’s community through an organizational unification. Ellie and I served on the Advisory Board for the Parkinson’s Foundation Georgia until retiring in October 2019. PD Gladiators Executive Director Annie Long continues to manage and grow the Network as an employee of the Parkinson’s Foundation.

     

    Ellie and I still practice the proactive, hopeful approach that we  preach. With Ellie’s loving support, I exercise daily, eat a nutritious diet supplemented as recommended by Dr. Laurie Mischley (a Parkinson’s researcher and naturopathic doctor practicing in Seattle), and have adopted good sleep habits. While excited to begin the retirement we had deferred to nurture PD Gladiators, I intend to devote some of my energy–without stress and deadlines–to brainstorm ideas for other areas of Parkinson’s care in need of intervention  for consideration by government and charitable organizations with the mission and resources to undertake these projects.

     

    I believe that problem-solving is a team sport, and I encourage you to join in the discussion. Let’s make Parkinson’s Ideas, Man an incubator for high impact solutions to the issues that effect us most.