#AudioBookBlogTour “Embracing the Dragon” by K.L. Bone

Audiobook Tour: Embracing the Dragon by K.L. Bone

Author: K.L. Bone

Narrator: Kylie Stewart

Length: 6 hours 59 minutes

Series: Flames of Kalleen, Book 1

Publisher: K.L. Bone

Released: Sep. 12, 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Can a human heart withstand the flames of a dragon’s soul?

For centuries, the dragons of Kalleen have ruled the skies. Blessed by the goddess of fire, those born of her power are destined to exist within two worlds while fully belonging to neither.

As the youngest daughter of the dragon queen, Amelia has always been torn between her humanity and winged form. In meeting Stephen, she found a blossoming love that gave her hope of finding balance. But it is a dream destroyed when her sister, and future queen, sets her sights upon the same man.

Forced from her lover’s side, Amelia embraces a self-imposed exile, taking refuge in the northern mountains. In this new life of solitude, she banishes painful memories by retreating to her dragon form, sheltering the wounded girl within. Yet it is an isolation that cannot last, as the new dragon queen’s cruelty bears down upon the kingdom, allowing an ancient enemy to rise.

Drawn from her banishment by the pleas of friends, Amelia must choose. Will she embrace the destructive beast within? Or draw upon the frail humanity that lingers dimly in her soul, in a desperate attempt to help her people and mend a broken heart?

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K.L. Bone is a bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.

Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Belfast. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites and Game of Thrones filming locations.



Narrator Bio

Kylie Stewart has been writing short stories and books all her life. She was influenced by her Scottish heritage to become an independent British history buff and has a small library dedicated to Tudor history and is a lover of Arthurian legends. From contemporary, to fantasy, to the paranormal, she loves to write gritty, real, and raw romance that make you dread to see the pages dwindle.

A member of RWA, she is also a member of the APA and works as an audio book narrator when she isn’t writing. Kylie lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and fellow voice actor Eric Rolon, and their three cats Asuka, Ollie, and Haru.





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#GuestPost “The Mental Game of Real Estate” by Brad Bevers

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Top Ten Favorite Books And Why

by Brad Bevers

 One of the reasons that I wrote my latest book, The Mental Game of Real Estate, is because I know that most real estate agents don’t enjoy reading. My goal with that book was to condense and synthesize that best of what I learned from reading hundreds of books, and make the core lessons accessible to someone who would just read one book instead of the dozens that I used to write mine.

So, why should you listen to me about my favorite books? Here’s a few reasons why I think you will find this list valuable:

  1. I’m a top 2,000 Amazon reviewer and a Vine Voice reviewer. I have reviewed a lot of books.
  2. One of my annual goals is to read over 100 books a year. In 2019 I should finish over 140.
  3. I’m an entrepreneur, avid reader, and I started a local reading group that’s been going strong for two years. We do it a little differently . . . we meet once a month, but you can talk about any books you read that month and why you liked them. The only rule is that you read at least 25 books a year.
  4. I read in a lot of different genres, so I’ll include my top picks from a wide variety of genres and I promise there will be some you haven’t read on this list that you should check out.

So, without any further arguing that you should listen to me, here are ten of my favorite books, chosen from a mix of different genres.

  1. Influence by Robert Cialdini – Psychology. No matter who you are, if you have not read this book yet then you are missing out. Cialdini is the father of modern applied psychology and this book is the source for many of the newer books that continue to build on his work. He shares the six principles of influence in this book that will change the way you think about business, life, and everything else. I spend an entire chapter in my own book, The Mental Game of Real Estate, talking about each of his principles and how they can be applied to entrepreneurship and real estate.
  2. Butcher’s Crossing by John Williams – Western. I wanted to put at least one book that I read this year on the list, and this is one of my favorite fiction reads all time. This book was written in the 60’s, at the height of western expansion idealism and the popularity of John Wayne and Louis L’Amour. Williams crafts a book that is one of the best westerns you will ever read, but also tears down the genre and exposes it at the same time. In short, it’s the story of a young man who drops out of Harvard to seek his fortune hunting buffalo. Challenges ensue. An amazing book in the same vein of Cormac McCarthy, but written a couple of decades before his work.
  3. Strange Travelers: New Selected Short Stories by Gene Wolfe – Science Fiction. Gene Wolfe is my favorite science fiction writer and my favorite short story writer. He is famous for crafting stories with an unreliable narrator, and many of his stories have hidden meanings lurking below the surface. This collection is very good, but get any collection that you can find by him and you won’t be disappointed. My favorite story in this book is The Ziggurat, a story about a strange ship that crashes near a cabin in the woods . . . or maybe about something much more sinister. Genuinely creepy. Be warned: Gene Wolfe is a challenging read, once you are finished with one book, give your brain a break and read something easy.
  4. How To Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams – Self Help. It took a lot of convincing and ‘best of’ lists to convince me to read a book of advice from the creator of Dilbert, but in the spirit of convincing one or two more, I’m including it here. It’s gold. Adams has now become famous for being one of the only people early on to predict a Trump victory, but this was written quite a bit before that. Some of the best takeaways include: how to think in systems rather than goals, how to eat anything you want (or, how to change what you want), and how to quickly improve your value in any career. Adams covers a lot of topics here, but its well worth reading.
  5. Never Split The Difference by Chris Voss – Negotiation. I rarely read a book more than once. It has to be really, really good for me to read it more than twice. I have read this book four times already and plan to re-read it at least once a year. It is absolutely the best book on negotiation and applied psychology in negotiation situations. As a real estate broker and investor, I get to use these principle more often than most. Valuewise, this is the best book you can buy financially–it will save you thousands.
  6. No B.S. Wealth Attraction In The New Economy by Dan Kennedy – Marketing. Read this book first, but any of Kennedy’s books are worth picking up. This book will help you break the scripts in your mind about how the world and your customers look. Immensely valuable. Kennedy is one of my favorite authors, but also the one I recommend the least because I don’t want anyone else taking his advice, it’s that powerful.
  7. The Supper of Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon – Cookbook/Theology. I promise that unless you have this book on your shelves, you have not read anything like it. Capon was a gifted cook and also an Episcopal Priest, and he deftly uses both in this book to craft a unique work. This is a great book to read if you are discouraged about their being nothing to write about now . . . there are some truly unique combinations and ideas lurking out there. Some of the things I remember the most about this book include the advice on sharpening knives, how much wine each of your guests should drink at dinner if they are truly friends, why God’s grace is like the layers of an onion, and his Thanksgiving prayer by itself is worth the price of the book.
  8. The Power of Moments by Chip and Dan Heath – Parenting. Technically, this book is not a parenting book, but its influenced my parenting as much as any other book. The Heath brothers make a compelling argument about how our lives are measured in moments, and we should think carefully about what memories we are creating with our kids, our families, our co-workers, and our clients. If you want to know how to create memorable moments, read this book and you will learn a lot. Bonus recommendation: the book Decisive by the same authors is the best book I’ve ever read on decision making.
  9. On The Shortness of Life: Life is Long if You Know How to Use It by Seneca – Philosophy. Another book that I frequently re-read each year, this one is both very short and a powerful read. A great reminder to live life fully, to not measure life by the amount of gray hairs that you have accumulate. If you have never been able to get into philosophy, this is a great book to start with.
  10. Life of Pi by Yann Martel – Fiction. I hope that most readers have already read this one, but let me encourage you to read it again. I just picked it up again almost ten years after I read it the first time and forgot just how good it was. Martel is a master at including complex subjects wrapped up in such a good story that its easy to miss. I love how he uses the book to argue for his position on story vs. fact, and the book itself becomes part of the same story he is telling. One of my all-time favorites.

Hope you find one or two on this list that you like! I would love to hear from you if you find one that you read and either loved or hated. If you want to join my monthly reading list where I send out a list of all the books I read for that month and what I thought of them, shoot me an email at bradbevers@gmail.com.


coverReal Estate Investments, Buying and Selling Homes
Date Published: November 19, 2019
Publisher: Lucid Books
When Brad Bevers started in real estate fifteen years ago, he wanted to learn as much as possible. But after reading all the real estate books he could find, he quickly realized he needed to ignore the collective wisdom on becoming a successful agent. He would go on to grow his business more than twenty times his average income from his first few years.
If you love making cold calls, smiling like a mannequin, and scream-selling your way to the top, this book is not for you. For those who would rather build a strong business the right way, ‘The Mental Game of Real Estate’ gives you the map to succeed.
In this book, you will learn:
• The (only) four ways to make money on a property
• Psychological principles that will build rapport fast
• A Negotiation 101 crash course
• The crucial skills to making a killer first impression
• Three closing techniques that won’t make you feel slimy
• And much more
Brad’s goal with this book is to let you in on the principles he has learned so that you can get started faster and serve your clients more effectively, while putting more money in your pocket. May this book help you on your real estate journey!

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About the Author

Brad BeversMy name is Bradley Bevers and I’m a real estate broker in Chappell Hill, a small Texas town located midway between Houston and Austin. I’ve sold real estate full-time since I graduated from Texas A&M in 2004.

Despite starting off in the family business, I struggled in real estate for many years. It was hard to know exactly what to do and how to do it, and I did not get off to a fast start. I was able to sell almost three million dollars of real estate my first year, but then the market stalled, and I failed to sell even one million dollars for the next three years. Despite having a business degree and being a born entrepreneur, I made a lot of mistakes along the way and learned mostly through trial and error.

In 2017, I sold over seventeen million dollars of real estate. My income has gone up more than 20 times since those early years. Out of almost thirty agents, I’ve been the top producer in my company for six years in a row. Now, I want to share what I’ve learned so you can get a jump start on your own career.
If you’re looking for a book that will give you the secret sauce to cold calling, social media prowess, or working for-sale-by-owner and expired listings, this book isn’t for you. I’ve never made a cold call in my life, and I post on Facebook once or twice a year. If you want to make more money, build your reputation the right way, and avoid some of the pitfalls of selling real estate, then this is the book you’re looking for.
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#BookTour “Power Lies” by J.L. Phillips

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coverMystery / Thriller
Publisher: Elite Online Publishing
Date Published: 12-10-2019
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Power Lies is a captivating thriller about power lines that kill and a corrupt industry that knows it. Follow Sterling Barrington, Public Relations Vice President for The Franklin Energy Institute, as she investigates this cover-up from within the bowels of the beast. The Institute’s archives lead Barrington to a retiree ready to reveal the industry’s lies. But he ends up dead before confessing. Sterling’s continued hunt for proof results in her being accused of murder, arrested, threatened, assaulted, and nearly assassinated. Despite these tribulations, she remains determined to expose the corruption and reveal the truth.

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“The balcony door blew shut startling the young woman as she zipped up her black silk cocktail dress. Strong winds signaled oncoming storms. Tall and slender, Sterling Barrington, was getting ready for a date with Congressman Trevor Reese. She slipped on red leather heels and clicked across the dark wood floor, reopening the door. Lightning illuminated the skies. The enemy of power lines. Across from her apartment building, twilight settled over the  glistening headstones of Arlington Cemetery. She heard Taps being played at the Iwo Jima Memorial nearby.

Sterling never tired of these sights and sounds. It reminded  her that she wasn’t alone in tragically losing a loved one. A young boy’s smile flashed through her mind. She smoothed her long red hair and wiped tears away from her blue eyes.

While touching up her makeup, Sterling recalled how disappointing her trip to Baltimore had been. She wanted Harry Brown to have all the answers about electromagnetic fields (also known as EMFs), their tie to cancer, and the denial of said tie by the electric industry. Her industry.

  She needed the truth.”


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Jana Laird Phillips is a native Texan, who has lived and worked in Dallas, Washington DC and Houston. She is a BBA graduate of Baylor University with a double major in Marketing and Journalism. Ms. Phillips worked in the Energy Industry for several years, and has numerous articles published in Energy trade journals. She is currently the publisher/owner of an online magazine, www.houstonhipandhaute.com

Ms. Phillips enjoys travel and resides with her husband in Houston, TX.
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