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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Why Did Everything Happen?

I filmed this about two years ago. It's the opening of "Why Did Everything Happen?" Originally, it was titled "God's Plan: A Glimpse Into Ones Life." For more information on speaking engagements, drop me a message.

I would like to extend my congratulations to Kathryn Magee. Her first inspirational work, "Angelic Answers: Love Letters for Daily Life went live last Thursday.

If life has you down and asking, "is it worth it?" I believe the answers she provides will show us all, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Below is the link:

Angelic Answers

I look forward to reading more from her in the very near future.

Congratulations Kathryn!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Okay, maybe I should have put a date in the contest. No worries. I'm leaving the contest open through July 21, 2013. This is simple, add a comment with the book you would like and your name will be placed in the drawing. This is a worldwide contest. Click on the "no comment" link and the comment section will show up. I've tried to change the title, but it appears to be something I can't change with the blogger set up. These are the available e-books: Occupation, Gateway: Pioche, Why Did Everything Happen?, Gobber and Bill, Love's True Second Chance, A Collection of Romantic Erotic Encounters The Baseball Manual: Little League to High School I & II and Terror at The Sterling. Something for everyone. Good LUCK!

One other note, in two weeks LDDJ Enterprises Publishing be unveiling another excellent, inspirational book,  Angelic Answers: Love Letters for Daily Life. The book is by Kathryn MaGee. It is some of the most uplifting material I've read in a long time. 

Jeff Dawson.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Well, I was cleaning up the blog a bit and found out none of the book links worked. That has been corrected. Instead of having one http:// I managed to have two in each link It could only happen to me. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I wanted to post this. Obviously. My best friend Mike Poehling died of a massive heart attack in 2001. He left behind a wife and two children: Becky and Tommy. It was very tough for many years as they gripped with the loss of their father. Mike was the brother I never had and will always miss. Attached is what his daughter Becky is doing with her life; she's carrying on Mike's legacy of love and compassion. She's making a career of teaching the deaf how to communicate and become an integral part of the world. Take a minute out of your busy day and join her and her husband on this wonderful journey. Moldova Deaf Children's Camp 2013

Have a great week.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

We have, not just me, hit a milestone today. Over 3000 visits to the site! I want to thank any and all who stopped by and paid a visit. Because of this monumental achievement, I believe a giveaway is appropriate. Leave a comment on this post and mention which e-book you would like. I will announce the winner Sunday afternoon, 4:00pm CST US. Please invite your friends to participate and even subscribe to the blog. Many thanks to all.
Jeff Dawson.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Good afternoon, I’m running a promo this month for:

Love's True Second Chance: Regular Price $4.77 slashed to $1.77!!
 Love's True Second Chance

Gateway: Pioche. Normal price $2.95. Now, only $.99. A great price for time travel Gateway: Pioche

Occupation Everyday regular price: $2.99. Reduced to $.99. The combination of Vampires 
versus the Third Reich is a bone chilling price!! Occupation

And to top it off, if you're a fan of Stephan King, this short story of horror will 
satisfy the most suspenseful/gruesome horror aficionados And all for only $.99!!!
Terror at The Sterling

For other listings please check out my author site. 
Jeff Dawson Author Page

Have great week!

Jeff Dawson
LDDJ Enterprises Publishing

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Occupation and Poetry: The Combination

Some of you have guessed by now my novels and works carry a common thread: WWII. I was watching  the book trailer for Occupation today and had a thought. Don't get scared, it too shall pass. I believe the following poem and trailer are sign of ominous activity in the sequel, "Sabotage." What do you think?

Occupation Trailer

Poem: They, Called it Hell

As I child, I remember her cool waters.
 Ivan and I would dance and play
with Rowina and Sasha.
Our days were filled with wonder and beauty.
The dark blue skies gave us
humble residents, hope and joy.
The sun’s rays would warm the cool air,
glistening with untold strength,
to the mighty river, where we frolicked.

It seems so long ago.

Mine and Ivan’s eyes have grown cold and weary.
We longer think of skating on her vast
mountains of ice.
We no longer remember the endless days,
 lying with  Sasha and Rowina.
Instead, we can only see death.
It stalks at every corner.
There is no place to hide.
We warm ourselves with pitiful fires.
We eat what few rations
journey across her breadth.

She is the lifeblood for our salvation.
Every day is a challenge to survive.
Orders are given and followed.
Fewer and fewer of us return,
but she keeps feeding the carnage.

When will it stop?

Surrender isn’t an option.
Our struggle must end in victory.
The once proud city is no longer
a teeming metropolis.
The trams stopped operating months ago.
The citizens left, huddle in the oppressive
piles of rubble.
How they live, I do not know or care.
A tear with no emotion trickles down my
dirt encrusted face.
I watch the bodies and debris ebb and flow
with her currents.
The stench of death brings an unknown comfort.
For in death, there is no pain, no terror, no missions,
Just peace.

To ache for it would be criminal. Too many have perished
at the hands of the aggressors.
They brought this unwanted war. They raped our land, our
women, our crops, our livestock.
They’ve burned our villages, shelled our cities, killed our children,
rounded up our old.

Ivan, Sasha, Rowina and I must fight. We must live to destroy
the invaders.
We will avenge the deaths of our comrades.

We will kill them in their sleep, when they walk,
when they drink, when they snipe.
Yes, we kill them without remorse or thought.
We will shed no tears as they fall
like sticks in the wind.
We will trample them as one would a wounded
animal; no remorse or feeling.

They have hardened our hearts.
They have taught us how to fight.
They have taught us how to kill.
We have learned the lessons well.

The order to move comes.
We check our weapons of death:
scopes, stock, bullets, barrel, bolts.
We are ready. We are ready to hunt
the enemy; riding them from our land.

We all stand, looking at the mighty Volga,
remembering a distant, stolen past.

It is time. It is time to remind them
why They, call it hell!

Copyright@2013 LDDJ Enterprises Publishing 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Technologically incompetent

It's official! I've entered the 21st century and modern technology. I learned how to use the voice message device. The salesman said it would take awhile before it would recognize my voice. It's working. I said, "Call Michelle Pfieffer." The phone started laughing. Thinking I misspoke, I tried again. "Call Britanny Spears." More laughter. Hmm. I turned it off thinking there might be a glitch in the system. You know how they tell us to reboot and that will fix the problem, right? Okay, one more time. "Call Rachel Welch." My request was met with silence. Let's try this one more time. "Call Rachel...." The phone turned off and rebooted on its own. I blankly stared at the screen as it completed the cycle. "Has Rod Serling made an unscheduled visit?" As I tried to complete my date night calls, the phone started laughing again and responded with laughter, "Mr. Dawson, we can only connect calls with a valid request. Oh, we're not sure what you're smoking in Dallas, but we suggest a new supplier." This was followed by two minutes of multiple laughter. I guess it has recognized my voice. Now, how do I get my money back? I hate modern technology.

Where's Bryan Boiarsky and 
Steve Osborn? I know they're behind this conspiracy.

One final monumental note, I'll be somewhat joining the 21st century (I'm cringing as I write this). I'm going to purchase a smart phone today. For those who know me, you can stop laughing now. Jeff Dawson-Smartphone. The oxymoron for the day. All intelligent comments will be swiftly shifted to file 13; including mine. Have a good day.

You all thought I was kidding didn't you? I went back and notice the font size decided to be stubborn. Only I could have this happen. Let's try this version. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Great Action Thrillers

How many times did I say I would get “right on it?” More than I can currently count. Do I have an excuse? Perhaps. Is it valid? I think so. Been working on two poetry book and the sequels to Occupation and Gateway Pioche. I will be posting excerpts this weekend to prove I’m not full of it. Well, I’ll do my best to convince you otherwise. Those who know me, won’t be buying it. They’ll say it’s more eloquent Bullshit! Good to know I’ve made an impact for life. Moving on.

Here is a list of great Thrillers I’ve enjoyed of late.

Alex Lukeman has one of the most unique writing styles I’ve come across in a long time. His style is short and to the point. Best way to describe it is,” Rapid Fire!” I was honored to be a Beta reader on “Tesla’s Secret.” This is one fast paced thriller. A resounding five stars!

J.C. Allen and Shirley Hicks teamed up to crank out a modern day espionage/computer thriller. If you’re a “geek” and love your stories packed with new technology and mind blowing computers mixed in with a government take-over: why are you still reading? Get a copy today and start the adventure.

For some reason, Amazon has disallowed me to post this review. Here's the book link and the pasted review. 

Full review: Are you ready for a not too distant future?

Mr. Allen weaves a very compelling story of a country (United States) on the verge of civil war. An individual who has had enough of the political corruptness in Washington is offering an alternative for the future. He and his hosts have built a massive underground complex (Time Tunnel) in the wilderness of Wyoming undetectable by any type of modern day satellites (I was wondering at times though that all of the construction would have registered on seismographs). 

Personally I enjoyed the high-tech suspense he created with the villain (?) LOD developing software and hardware that has the ability to track any and everyone that is plugged into the net. Encrypted lines and codes can be detected no matter what firewalls or viruses were developed by the US government to infiltrate and find the hide-out.

The character development is well crafted and thought out.  

The only downside I found was how the book ended. I was turning page after page as MOD's arch enemy was closing in on the location of the bunker. This was very exciting and then, it's over.

I recommend this book to anyone who wants to connect present day politics with espionage and intrigue. Well done Mr. Allan. 

Here’s another mother/son trandem. David MCoy and Lynn Hallbrooks collaborated to produce a great military “kick you in your teeth,” adventure. What happens when an advance scouting group finds them abandoned on the battle field? All communications and satellite links are down. They are outnumbered four to one, with one option, fight, die and escape. Their arrival back to base is not hailed as a victory, instead they are whisked off to other assignments. But time has a way of simmering revenge. Will justice be served? Get a copy and find out.

Jim Burkett  
Developed of the “Nick West” series. Sadly and unbeknownst to me, this author isn’t getting the respect he deserves. If your are fan of Ian Flemmings’s, “James Bond series,” Mickey Spillane, or even Alistar McClean, then his books are for you. Like all new authors, the first work was a little rough. But as the series progresses, so does his writing style. It becomes, crisp, concise and complete. I enjoyed this series because I could feel the author and the characters developing at breakneck speed. Very fulfilling.

What still reading? Stop that and get your copies today. Their works are much more entertaining than mine.

We’ll talk this weekend.