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Darren Lamb: Crisp, Fast-paced Action and Philosophy Create Amazing Reads with Depth

Author Darren Lamb at Salt Lake Comic Con

(Editor’s note: This article contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase from Amazon through these links, we receive an advertising fee. It doesn’t cost you anymore, and it doesn’t take anything away from the author.) Darren Lamb’s writing is particularly notable for its crisp, fast moving action sequences and their ability to deliver more than the average work of fiction. Darren’s zest for life and his philosophy of loving kindness heavily informs his writing. The fictional books mentioned below are written for adults, so expect some gore and adult situations.

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‘Quantum Souls’: a Tour de Force for Adults

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Drue M. Scott’s first series, “Quantum Souls,” is a powerful and disturbing tour de force that is meant for a grownup audience. It’s adult themes and situations make it stronger as Scott explores the worth of the human experience and what It means to choose between good and evil. “Quantum Souls” (affiliate link) and its sequels are available on Amazon.

Scott’s autobiographical self-exploration “Found on the Alcan” (affiliate link) is set on the Alaskan-Canada Highway. As Scott traveled down this historic road and through Canada, he picked up a hitchhiker who revealed to Scott who Scott was as a person.

Scott is a kickass sign language interpreter who went viral for his performance at a Flo Rida concert. Of course, with the entertainment industry on hiatus, he is self-isolating and working on the third book in his yet-to-be released Blackwood Forest series.

I am currently editing the second book in Scott’s Blackwood Forest series. The first book has yet to be released because he was trying to find a traditional publisher for it. The series has such great potential, and all of it is on display in the first book. We don’t have a current release date for his next series, but I am excited to see how it ends. If you need some more great reading, check out Drue’s stories.

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Pirates, Bureaucracy, and Magic? Oh, My: The Pirate Union’s Story

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When I was in college in the mid-1990s, I was lucky enough to find a roommate who had similar interests. When I was faced with the school’s illogical and uncaring bureaucracy, we decided to write a story: The Pirate Union. Now, I’m not sure that the bureaucracy was the reason for the story. It may have just been coincidental. I do know that my coauthor was smart enough to have suggested as a remedy, but there was no real cause and effect here. At least, I don’t think there was.

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‘Ride of a Lifetime’ Offers Iger’s Lessons Learned at Disney

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Disney CEO Bob Iger shocked the business world by announcing his decision to step down from the company’s top position. He led Disney through some of its largest expansions – both in terms of intellectual property (IP) through acquiring Pixar, Marvel, LucasFilm and 21st Century Fox, and parks built or expanded, including Shanghai Disneyland and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. In his book “The Ride of a Lifetime” (affiliate link), Iger allows the reader to see what he has learned during his tenure at the Disney Company, where he started at the bottom and worked his way up.

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Defend Creatives from the Financial Effects of Covid-19: Author Edition

Professor Penguin studies for greater knowledge.

When events, destinations, and sports companies shut down, it can be a strain for everyone. Fans don’t have anything to do. Players and stars have empty schedules. Concession workers, parking attendants, and cashiers have no jobs. While some of those who might suffer from a lack of paycheck won’t be getting paid during the country’s response to Covid-19 (aka novel coronavirus), Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said he would take care of the people that normally worked the arena during his basketball team’s games. However, there are some events who don’t have big money backers, and those events are often attended by independent authors, artists, and craftspeople who depend on the sales from the event to make ends meet.

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‘Millionaire Success Habits’ Starts with the Habits to Help You Succeed

Yes, I broke down and ordered Dean Graziosi’s “Millionaire Success Habits.” If you’re not familiar with Graziosi, he has made his money in real estate, motivational speaking, and is working on what he and Tony Robbins call “The Knowledge Industry Business,” and he wants to share everything he’s learned with you.

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‘Just One More Thing’ Explores Falk’s Life and Work

Peter Falk insists his “Just One More Thing” is NOT an autobiography. It’s rather a collection of amusing short stories from his life, and who am I to argue with Columbo? No matter how you categorize the book, it is amusing, entertaining, insightful, and very easy to read. It’ll make you want to see his earlier works. (Please note, this article contains affiliate links. If you order the item from one of these links, I make a little bit of money, and it doesn’t cost you anything extra.)

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‘Anne of Green Gables,’ ‘Anne of Avonlea’ Improve Imagination and Compassion

(Note: This review contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase using the affiliate links, I get a commission. You still pay the same rate you would without using the link) In the same vein as “Winnie the Pooh” and “A Christmas Carol,” “Anne of Green Gables” and “Anne of Avonlea” are stories that everyone should take the time to read and savor. The two books are full of melodrama, comedy, tragedy and the daydreams and love of a young girl and here neighbors. Here, everyone is accepted for who they are, even if they all have their faults.

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‘The Terror’ Brings Extreme Exploration to Life through Fictionalizing Real-life Events

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Dan Simmons’ “The Terror” (affiliate link) is more than just a tale of supernatural horror based on actual events. It is an exploration of possible Inuit beliefs. Though because this is a work of fiction, it’s hard to know what is fact and what is fiction. Still, the penultimate chapter is a masterpiece, and what the book has to show about ignorance, savagery, ugliness and nobility is true to human nature.

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