#Review “The Jersey: A Story of Loss and Redemption” (Audio) by James Rosenberg

Audiobook Tour: The Jersey by James Rosenberg

Author: James Rosenberg

Narrator: Brian Avers

Length: 8 hours 44 minutes

Publisher: Allie H Publishing

Released: Nov. 21, 2019

Genre: Family Drama

Dan West wonders which is more important to him: Helping his long-time friend win back his business after being accused of stealing money from the company, or coaching his 11-year-old son’s soccer team trying to win an improbable championship.

Money and prestige don’t motivate Dan. Rather, family, work and coaching soccer are the underpinnings of his life. He revels in the simple joys like hanging out with his wife Jill, mentoring a young lawyer at his firm, and watching the boys connect on three passes before drilling the ball into the back of the net.

Dan always knew to keep it steady – not to get too high or he might get knocked off his perch. And he did, until he and the boys’ soccer team achieved unimagined success. Before he can grasp how good he has it, tragedy rips a hole in his family.

James Rosenberg, author of the bestseller Legal Reserves, strikes a new chord in his exploration of what makes a life and how to put it back together after it is shattered.

The Jersey is a beautifully written, profoundly touching, and relatable story of love, loss, and the redemptive power of a group of motivated 11-year-old kids.

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James Rosenberg is a 3rd generation trial attorney with plenty of stories to tell.

Inspired not only by the courtroom stories his father and grandfather used to tell him when he was a child, but also by the wild adventures he’s encountered through his own experience as a lawyer. James is fascinated by the intricate, interpersonal dynamics of every trial he’s endured. Whether it’s the raw emotion on display in court, the tension in the air that builds until someone wins, or the impact that a case’s decision has on the parties involved, James is always paying attention and keeping tabs on what’s happening.

In his debut novel, “Legal Reserves”, James flexes his creative muscle outside of the courtroom to share his stories, with a fictional twist, through the eyes of archetypes he knows well. His second novel, “The Jersey,” explores the relationships a family-centric lawyer has with his wife and eleven year old son.

A native of Pittsburgh and a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, James has been a trial attorney in Pittsburgh for almost 30 years. He started writing legal thrillers as a stress reducer and finds this creative outlet to be a fun and meaningful diversion from his day job.

When he’s not trying cases, he’s either dreaming up his next book idea, spending time with his wife and three kids, or both.


Narrator Bio

Brian Avers is a dynamic stage & screen actor, with numerous appearances on Broadway, television & film – and prolific creative – having written, directed & produced new works including indie comedy The Weekend, podcast The Buckeye Brothers, and a series of audiobooks releasing through winter, 2019.

An active screenwriter, voice artist & proud mentor for aspiring actors, Brian and his family split time between Brooklyn & Los Angeles.



4/5 Stars

Both heartwarming and heartbreaking, The Jersey is one man’s emotional journey through life’s joyous highs and tragic lows.

Dan West is an ordinary guy determined to be an honest, ethical attorney, a loving, supportive husband, and a nurturing father. Sometimes he succeeds, sometimes he falls short, but each day is another opportunity to try again.

When his son’s luckless hockey team needs a new coach, Dan reluctantly steps up, hopeful he can at least teach the boys a few life skills even if they never win a game. But as Fate doubles down on Dan, it’s the team of eleven-year-olds who teach Dan tragedies are only the end if you allow them to be.

Told entirely from Dan’s POV, the solid, skillful narration of The Jersey delivers male vulnerability all too often grazed over in contemporary literature, and uses it as a strength.

As Dan recounts the events of his life that brought him to the present moment, there were a few times his flashback went too far off-center of the story for me and took me out of the moment, but I enjoyed this family saga about not only what happens in life while we’re living it but also sometimes children have the answers… if we take the time to listen.


I volunteered to review this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by James Rosenberg. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.



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#ReleaseBlitz “Shadytown” by Mike Sherer

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Shadytown coverMiddle Grade Paranormal Suspense
Published Date: January 24, 2020
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC Goodreads Button
Evil spirits have begun arriving in Sean’s small suburban hometown. The ghost of his Grandmother tells him it is up to him to stop them. To help him in this struggle she gives him a Celtic Cross necklace handed down through the generations that open hidden doors, and a pet rattlesnake. Also, his middle-school classmates – Aaron, Tammy, Maeve, and the twins Sam and the Sham – rally around him. But as more and more evil spirits gather Sean will need much more help than this to stop the destruction of not only his family but also his school and all of Shadytown. His Grandmother says help is coming But she is only a ghost stuck in a bog. Sean feels completely overwhelmed. And that’s before he even confronts the demonic tree in the field behind his house.

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Mike ShererAbout the Author

Mike Sherer lives in the Greater Cincinnati area of southwest Ohio. His screenplay Hamal 18 was produced in Los Angeles and released directly to DVD. His paranormal suspense novel A Cold Dish was published by James Ward Kirk Fiction. He has also published 4 novellas and 18 short stories. Links to all these are posted on his website: www.mikesherer.wordpress.com Also on the site is his ongoing travel blog American Locations, and information about his MG novel Shadytown, which is to be published January 2020 by INtense Publications.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Claiming His Charge” by Susan Horsnell

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coverM/M Rockstar Romance
Date Published: January 24, 2020
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Jordan Phillips, ex-military,he now co-owns a security company with his ex-team leader.
He works covert operations, removing marks from foreign countries where government forces cannot go.
The last thing he wants to do is babysit an opinionated rock star.
Dallas Munroe is the opinionated rock star.
After a death threat, his manager beefs up security, by hiring Jordan’s  company.
Dallas is not impressed. He feels the threat is a hoax and the last thing he wants is a guard shadowing his every move.
Will these two ever get along?
Who is behind the death threat, and is it for real?
Travel the cities of Australia as the band tours. Meet up with the stars from the Outback Australia Series when the band performs at a charity concert in Bourke and learn what part they play in events as they unfold.

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Susan HarsnellI live in sunny Queensland, Australia and retired after 37 years of Nursing.

My husband of 45 years, together with our elderly Jack Russell Terrier and extremely opinionated 26-year-old Cockatiel, enjoy exploring the country with our caravan.
When we are at home, which is a small rural village, we spend our time renovating our home.
I write a variety of stories including Western Historical Romance, Contemporary Romance, Male/Male, Ménage and Shapeshifter.
Each book has a strong focus on the storyline with romantic interest building throughout.
I explore real-life issues from kids on the streets to motorcycle war and put my own twist on each one.
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#BookTour “A Drummer in Red” by Gordon Saunders

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coverYA Historical Fiction
Published Date: 1-8-20
Publisher: INtense Publications LLC
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Lewis Elliot and his mother, Stella, are forced to flee their Baltimore home for the modest farm of their cousins in Gloucester County, Virginia. They arrive just as the feared Lord Cornwallis and the hated Colonel Banastre Carleton take up residence in Gloucester Point and across the York River in Yorktown. The war heats up as Cornwallis fortifies Yorktown and Carleton begins foraging raids in Gloucester County.
Then, while Lewis and his cousins, Lloyd and Tetty, are off to Gloucester Courthouse to try to sell enough tobacco to provide for the family, Carleton raids the farm and Stella receives a life-threatening injury.
Through battle, betrayal, unexpected alliances, and, apparently, the Hand of God, Lewis and his cousins and friends take a role in the events leading to Cornwallis’s surrender on October 19, 1781, after the last major battle of the Revolutionary War.

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Gordon SaundersGrowing up in Boston, and living in four countries in Europe over 25 years, gave Dr. Saunders a desire to know and share the history that’s shaped the world we live in today.

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Meet K.J. McGillick, author of “The Path to Deception Trilogy”

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Thank you for stopping by Nesie’s Place today, Kathy!

Your latest release is book two in the thriller trilogy, A Path to Deception. What inspired the trilogy?

Two is actually the second part of my first trilogy when I started writing. The inspiration to write a book came from wanting to leave a legacy for my grandchildren and the subject of art as vehicle to launder money has always fascinated me.

 How did you arrive at the title?

MindGames and Murder refers to how Isabella’s husband was playing MindGames, Gaslighting her to drive her t6o a breakdown so he could take over her art gallery.

 The blurbs say they’re standalone reads, but are they connected in any way?

Yes. They all revolve around how art was used to fund a terrorist attack on Westminster, Notre Dame and the Vatican. Book one (THREE) introduces how the art is forged and the money launder starting in the US -and the last page there is a simultaneous attack on all 3 churches. Book two (TWO) takes us the Paris where the backstory of how the attack occurs in Paris. Book Three (ONE) ties up the trilogy and explains how the funding for the terrorist attacks also had a dual role, in addition to the attacks also had planted the seeds to implode world economies. THREE, TWO, ONE, BOOM! 

 Can you tell us about one of the stories?

Book TWO- MindGames and Murder

Isabella Armond is an ordinary Parisian woman with a comfortable life — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. As her husband’s behavior becomes increasingly unstable, Isabella slowly realizes all the signs point to the fact he is not who he appears to be. Is he a respected Cardio-thoracic surgeon with a thriving Paris medical practice helping people? Or is he leading a double life which involves the international trafficking of black market organs? Greed, blood money, and psychopath are the terms she learns are associated with a man she thought she knew.

Do you have a favorite character from the trilogy?

Mary, the 90 year old investigator

What’s your favorite genre to write or do you only write in one genre?

Mystery Thriller Suspense

What’s your favorite genre to read?

Mystery Thriller Suspense

What are you reading now?

I just finished Daniel Silva’s The New Girl and Delia Owens Where The Crawdads Sing this week.

Where are you from?

Originally NY and have lived in Georgia for the last 36 years

Are you self-published, traditional, or hybrid?

Indie Published

How long have you been a writer?

Two Years

Where do you get the most writing done?

A room upstairs in my home

 Do you have pets who “help” or inspire you?

No but I have 4 cats who take turns walking in front of the computer.

 Totally addicted to social media or could you live without it?

Live without it

What’s your next project?

I just completed a book that explores the challenges a principled attorney faces when implicated in a criminal conspiracy orchestrated by her corrupt law partner.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Keep writing and keep learning the craft.

Many thanks to K.J. “Kathy” McGillick for stopping by today. Scroll down and get your copy of Two: MindGames and Murder so you’ll be ready for Book three – One. You read it here…the author said something’s going to go BOOM!



coverHer husband wants her locked away in a psychiatric facility. His business partner wants her dead.

Trust. Who do we place our trust in every day? Family members, friends and people who we turn to for help, doctors. But what if the doctor you placed your trust in had secrets? Dark secrets. So many secrets.

Isabella Armond is an ordinary Parisian woman with a comfortable life — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world. As her husband’s behavior becomes increasingly unstable, Isabella slowly realizes all the signs point to the fact he is not who he appears to be. Is he a respected Cardio-thoracic surgeon with a thriving Paris medical practice helping people? Or is he leading a double life which involves the international trafficking of black market organs? Greed, blood money, and psychopath are the terms she learns are associated with a man she thought she knew.

Forced to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she believed forcing her to face an impossible decision. She is desperate to uncover the truth, but once you know something, it can’t be unknown. The more she learns, the more she wishes she knew nothing at all.

When the sun dims, your second self shall disappear. Consequences not of her making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.

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Kathleen McGillickAuthor Bio  

K.J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk, she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

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