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NEW RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2019!!!!
PREDATORS AND PREY
SIBLINGS OF THE SHADOWS SERIES, BOOK 1
The Hidden Amongst Us Trilogy:
The Jett Carle Sagas:
...And let's not forget the World's Most Adorable Children's Picture Book Ever!!!
The Hidden Amongst Us Series:
"I had picked this book up a couple years ago and read it. Having so many ebooks now I apparently added this one back to my "to be read" virtual pile."
"As I started reading it, I started to get that déjà vu feeling. A chapter in and it no longer mattered that I'd already finished it once before."
"At points, you forget they are vampires. They are people, a family, friends, all trying to find a way to coexist, while the evil empire are the only ones standing in their way. And what a way it is."
"Part fantasy vampire, part medical drama, part detective action...A great read not just once but the second time as well!!!"
"I was not expecting much with this book but was pleasantly surprised. It was clever and flowed nicely. Some excellent plot twists and lots of action. Kept me interested the entire way. I would highly recommend it."
"A great addition to the series." "A terrific read".
OOgie's Rainy Day Adventure
Perseverance is a necessary life skill that every child should understand. But teach your children this valuable skill is not always so easy. How can parents start the conversation about the value of taking risks and never giving up in order to achieve their goals now, and to set them up for future success?
Enter Oogie the Bear, the star of the #1 Amazon Bestseller in the children’s book category, Oogie the Bear’s Rainy Day Adventure. Written by award-winning author Michael Weinberger, and featuring colorful artwork by commercial illustrator and fine artist Steve Bonham, this unique story teaches children and their adult reading companions the value and rewards of perseverance. It tells the story of Oogie, a little bear who, despite all the obstacles set in front of him, doesn’t give up on achieving his goals. One day, Oogie runs out of crackers — one half of his favorite daily snack, peanut butter and crackers — and sets out on a problem-solving, rainy day adventure! Will he give up before he gets his paws on the crackers necessary to fulfill his craving?
Providing silly fun both parents and children will find pleasure in reading together, Oogie the Bear’s Rainy Day Adventure is the perfect way to start talking about perseverance.
This book is geared towards children in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade and contains 38 pages.
"Every time my 21-month-old grandson and 8-year-old granddaughter stay overnight…I make sure that I sit down with them at bedtime and we read 2-3 books together. My grandson typically falls asleep during book #2 and then my granddaughter takes over reading."
"Oogie’s Rainy Day Adventure is a fantastic book that is beautifully written (by Michael Weinberger) and has the cutest illustrations (by Steve Bonham). The story is written in a way that young children will understand it’s meaning and they’ll learn the message that the author is trying to convey. It’s a fairly easy read and is one of those books that your children will repeatedly ask to read (or you to read to them). It’s a great addition to my grandchildren’s library."
Coming Soon!!!- New Book Releases
9-17-2019: Predators and Prey: Siblings of the Shadows, Book1
Predators and Prey is the first book of the new Thriller series, "Siblings of the Shadows" to be released into ebook format exclusively for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.
At ages six and ten years old, brothers Sam and Leo Dorrell were forced to watch as a sadistic psychopath brutally murdered their parents and then abducted the boys from their home. What the two boys did to survive was something both incredible and extraordinary, but wreaked havoc on their sanity in unique ways.
Now, as adults, they have become expert consultants with an FBI task force charged with identifying, tracking down and bringing to justice the most elusive and psychotic forms of human predators.
Their latest assignment has taken them to the Pacific Northwest where a new kind of killer has left the bodies of his victims in a horrific state. As Sam and Leo investigate, both recognize the unsettling similarity of this current psychopath to the one who abducted them as boys. What may be more unsettling is how, as the investigation progresses, those around them begin to suspect the damage the brothers sustained as children may have turned them into something as frightening as the monsters they are hunting.
As the saying goes, “It takes a thief...”
May 7th, 2109: Dark Spirits of the Forest, the second book in the Jett Carle Saga is released!
Jett Carle, new to being a Shaman of the North American Tribes, is taken by surprise when he has a vision bestowed upon him by the Spirits. Something evil has been risen by dark magics within the forests surrounding Amnicon Bay and it is up to Jett to discover why the evil forces have been awakened, how to eliminate them and restore balance to the region.
Supernatural forces are waged in a battle for control of the world and the key to either side's victory resides within a 2-year-old girl.
Unwittingly and reluctantly recruited into the battle is Jett Carle who has no idea why the supernatural combatants regard him as such a threat. After all, he's only a simple forest ranger...
...Or is he?
Based in Native American folklore, the Jett Carle Sagas are fast paced, action packed, urban fantasy stories that will grab you from the first sentence and not let go until the end.
2019 Book Releases
7-12-19: Blood Harvest: The Hidden Amongst Us, Book One Official release date for Ebook readers!
Blood Havest, the first book of the award winning series that started it all, is officially being released into ebook format exclusively for Kindle and Kindle Unlimited.
Steve Jacobs isn't a Vampire...not really...then again...
It doesn't really matter what he is or was anymore because Steve abandoned the darkness of his former life over a decade ago when he left the only people he ever considered to be family and ran to California. There he joined the Los Angeles Police Department, graduated first in his class at the Academy and now works as a Detective in the Homicide division. Respected by his fellow officers and enjoying a special bond with his Captain, whom he considers to be his mentor, Steve feels that he has finally found a place where the world makes sense and he can leave his dark past behind. So when his Captain calls in the middle of the night and instructs him to come to a highly unusual crime scene, Steve does so without question.
Arriving on the scene Steve discovers that the entire staff and patronage of nearly one thousand people at a popular and hedonistic Los Angeles nightclub have suddenly and mysteriously collapsed where they stood and appear to be dead. Rumors of a biological or chemical terrorist attack are doubted by the large number of LAPD and emergency personnel on the scene, but there seems to be no other explanation for the unnerving occurrence.
Then, before Steve can even fully begin his investigation, the case goes from unusual to absolutely bizarre with the appearance of an exotically beautiful and seductive woman in the company of a large, incredibly powerful white haired man. Both individuals are people that Steve thought he had left behind over a decade ago, but he now finds his past and his present are interwoven together in a mystery that threatens to destroy everything that he holds dear. Steve quickly learns that what happened at the nightclub was only the tip of the iceberg in a much larger conspiracy of greed that, if he is unable to stop, will enslave an entire society of people, the existence of whom the rest of the world isn't even aware, and are the people that Steve used to call his family.
Michael Weinberger achieved his undergraduate degree in Sports Medicine from the University of Pacific in Stockton, California and then went on to the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic where he earned his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 1993 at the age of 25. He returned home to Las Vegas and operated a successful chiropractic office until the fall of 2000 when a severe arm injury forced him to step away from his chosen profession. It was during his recovery that discovered his love for writing.
It took quite some time after that fateful day, but in 2011 Michael published his first novel of "The Hidden Amongst Us" series titled "Blood Harvest." The book was very well received and even finished as high as #6 of Amazon's most downloaded Fiction: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal genre.
In 2012 the second book of the series "Madman's Monster" was published and was awarded Best Paranormal Book of 2012 by IndieReader.com.
Since then Michael has published the third novel of the series "Rasputin's Prodigy" as well as a children's picture book that he wrote with his 4-year-old daughter Mikayla. The Children's Book "Oogie's Rainy Day Adventure" is illustrated by the incredible Steve Bonham and achieved both "Story Monster Approved" status and a prestigious Purple Dragonfly Award for Children's Literature.