Love and War – and Eternally Damning Prophecies (The Anastasia Evolution Series)

“Love and War – and Eternally Damning Prophecies”

Freeze Time Media has published “Love and War – and Eternally Damning Prophecies,” by River Eno. This is the first book in the Anastasia Evolution Series. It’s available in print at Amazon and will soon be available as an ebook.

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Anastasia Drucilla Ekaterina Weber’s normal life came to an abrupt end when she was nine years old. That was the day she was left waiting in a closet after her brothers decided to stop playing hide and seek. That was the day her anxious emotions shifted her body’s shape from human to that of a faerie of the dark class, the Unseelie. From then on much of her time was spent learning how to hide what she was from her family, and the old vampire leaders that governed the country where she grew up.

Andru had always felt different. But the tiny faeries she spoke to in her room at night told her she was gifted, not particularly special. She knew strong magik was in her blood and soul, because her family had been practicing pagans for generations. Only hers wasn’t the magik of the witches in her family; they were empathic and psychic, to be sure, but commonplace as far as tangible conjuring was concerned. Sometimes, she could make things happen just by thinking about them, or so it seemed.

Except, none of that mattered if you weren’t allowed to let anyone know about the extraordinary things you could do. How much fun could you have when you’re afraid the tiniest slip of words could put you on the radar of the opportunistic vampires who were always searching to get their hands on true magikal power?

The vampires of the country of Genesis were undeniably dominant. Their gifts were obviously potent, but they were also quite singular. They didn’t call on the Earth’s forces to aid them the way the fey did — partly because the strength of the parent determines the strength of the child, and most vampires didn’t have the power to connect themselves to the magik of the gods. Most young vampires had never tried to do such things. Few would know where to begin.

Now, as a military officer in the Philadelphia Territory and the partner of a high-ranking official, Andru is a strong, often superior, soldier. But as her thirtieth birthday approaches, her carefully maintained magik is becoming dislocated, and her mind is constantly distracted. The control she’s perfected is crumbling the closer she becomes to her vampire partner, Romeo, and his father, General Galen.

Her best friend, Alivia and her ex boyfriend, Dacon — fully aware of her secrets — do their best to keep her grounded. But when extremists target her birthday party and military headquarters, is it another act of terrorism by neighboring countries or does someone want to expose her and all the winged skeletons in her supernatural closet?

About the Author

River EnoRiver Eno grew up in Philadelphia watching Dr. Shock’s horror theatre every Saturday. By the time the show ended, she was a self-professed authority on vampires and all things dark and disturbing. From Hammer Films’ Dracula to the creepily romantic movies of the twenty-first century, vampires still fascinate, captivate, and charm her in gruesome yet hauntingly spiritual ways.

Not merely a watcher of the strange, River’s also been reading and writing about similar topics since she was a small child. River has been a practicing solitary pagan since she was twenty years old. A passionate gardener, woods walker, medicinal plant searcher, and herbalist, River studies alternative medicine when the voices in her head aren’t demanding she pay attention.

My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines

Freeze Time Media recently had the honor of working with The Constantine Group to publish “My Battlefield, Your Office: Leadership Lessons from the Front Lines.”

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Every year, millions of managers and supervisors get promoted into management positions without learning how to successfully lead a team. As a result, many of them find themselves at the top of the corporate ladder while lacking the requisite training to lead. And even for those who have been leaders for a while, they may not truly understand why building their skills as managers should be their number one priority.

Aimed primarily at helping first-line supervisors and mid-level managers overcome leadership challenges, “My Battlefield, Your Office” is a senior-management must read. This book can also help up-and-coming managers who are taking on an increasing amount of responsibility where strong leadership skills are necessary.

Author Justin Constantine, a Marine lieutenant colonel who led a team of Marines in Iraq, shares invaluable lessons that are critical to surviving and succeeding, both on the frontline and in the workplace. His biggest personal challenge was overcoming an injury that should have killed him: a calamitous gunshot wound to the head by an enemy sniper in Iraq.

We all experience adversity in our lives, at home, as leaders in our communities and in the workplace. Constantine’s Marine training helped him survive and thrive and he shares these survival tips in “My Battlefield, Your Office.” Through frontline analogies and specific personal experiences, Constantine translates the leadership skills he gained in the Marine Corps and while on the frontline into everyday language business leaders can understand.

My Battlefield, Your Office” includes 15 impactful and easy-to-read chapters. Each section focuses on specific leadership skills and leaves the reader with key takeaways by laying out five guiding principles: 1) Why taking care of your team should be your number one priority; 2) Defining what it means to lead from the front; 3) How change means opportunity; 4) Why it’s okay to ask for help; and 5) Why taking responsibility for your actions is key.

About the Author:

Justin head shotJustin Constantine is a former Marine and attorney and is now an inspirational speaker and leadership consultant. He advises the corporate community on military issues and sustaining employee peak performance. He survived a gunshot wound to the head while serving in Iraq.

Justin retired from the Marine Corps with the rank of lieutenant colonel. He now serves on the board of directors of several national nonprofit organizations. He also co-founded the Veteran Success Resource Group in 2015, a military nonprofit that provides full spectrum resources for veterans and their families. He is also a senior advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, where he leads a team focused on employment opportunities for wounded veterans and their caregivers.

Justin speaks at numerous corporate, educational and military events about leadership, the upside of change, teamwork and overcoming adversity. His writing on military and leadership issues has been featured in such outlets as CNN, Time, the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Forbes magazine, USA Today, Business Insider, Stars and Stripes and the Huffington Post.

Justin graduated from James Madison University in 1992 with a double major in English and Political Science and a minor in German. He graduated from the University of Denver School of Law in 1998, and joined the U.S. Marine Corps after his second year of law school. While on active duty, he served as a judge advocate specializing in criminal law and worked as a defense counsel and criminal prosecutor.

He deployed to Iraq in 2006, serving as a Civil Affairs team leader while attached to an infantry battalion. While on a routine combat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper. Although the original prognosis was that he had been killed in action, Justin survived thanks to risks taken by his fellow Marines and a courageous Navy Corpsman. For his service in Iraq, he earned the Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon and Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal.

After recovering from his injuries, Justin worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and as counsel for the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. More recently, he worked for several years with the FBI as an attorney on a counterterrorism team. Justin was the Honor Graduate of his class at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and in 2015 he graduated with distinction from Georgetown University with a Master of Laws degree focusing on National Security.


Freeze Time Media released “Evolved” on Oct. 9, 2015.


Imagine a day like every other, where people are going about their lives dealing with work, love, and the other humdrum tasks of living. Then a dark cloud appears over the horizon. Suddenly, small drones that shoot special arrows that can render a human dead within seconds are indiscriminately attacking. These drones seem determined to wipe out every man, woman, and child they can find. Those people who take cover only find a temporary respite. A second wave of drones that can tear through houses, cars, and any other type of structure comes through to kill those who are left. Those the drones do not kill are made slaves to clean up the dead.

There are survivors. From the catastrophe of the attacks, a band of rebels arises with a single-minded intent to destroy the drones, free the slaves, and find out who is behind the diabolic scheme. These fighters are not superheroes or military warriors. They are regular men and women who are determined to take their world back. Evolved follows these brave people who had their world turned upside down as they form new relationships and alliances in their efforts to destroy the evil that has enveloped the entire earth.

About the Author

Author-PhotoSteve Woods was born in Oregon in 1968. His family moved eleven times in his first fifteen years. Over the next twenty-two years, he became a father several times and experienced two failed relationships. He continued moving every few years, trying to find a place to call home. In 2007, he struck up a conversation with a woman named Michelle on the Internet. Even though they lived more than one hundred miles apart, their friendship grew. They finally met for the first time the following year, but Cupid failed to show. However, they continued their friendship. Circumstances led them to later become best friends. One day, Steve realized he had fallen in love with Michelle. They got married, and their love continues to grow by leaps and bounds. In 2013, Michelle decided to fulfill a dream for Steve and had a race car built for him. They hit the track the following year. In February 2015, Steve had the most vivid dream of his life. With Michelle’s encouragement, he went to work on his first book, Evolved. Watching her husband follow his dream gave Michelle a courage she had never known, and in May 2015, she too got behind the wheel of a race car. Each day they wake up grateful for a new day together and anxious to see where each new adventure will take them.

Mustang: War in the Pacific and Europe

Freeze Time Media released “Mustang: War in the Pacific and Europe” on Sept. 23, 2015.

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This novel tells the exciting saga of David and Anna Hershal, a mother and son fleeing Austria just ahead of pursuing Nazis. They reach America, where Anna establishes a vast clothing empire. Meanwhile, David masters the martial arts and in 1938, joins the Army at age fifteen. Stationed in the Philippines, he is involved in a Moro insurrection aimed at the assassination of General Douglas MacArthur and Lieutenant Colonel Dwight D. Eisenhower. His heroic action results in his promotion to second lieutenant. After Pearl Harbor, his subsequent actions in guerrilla warfare and battles in the Pacific lead to further promotions and honors. David is a true Mustang in the Army, but his mission is not finished unless he can avenge the death of his father.

The book is available through Amazon, in paperback and as an ebook.

About the Author

Warren copyDr. Warren Chernick was a pioneer in the care and treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis and other childhood diseases while on the staff of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He later became professor and chairman of the Department of Pharmacology and associate dean of a leading Philadelphia medical school. The author held these positions for over thirty years until his retirement. Dr. Chernick and his wife now live in Florida.


Wake Up Bitch and Fix Me Some Chicken

Freeze Time Media released “Wake Up Bitch and Fix Me Some Chicken” on May 7, 2015.

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WAKE UP BITCH AND FIX ME SOME CHICKEN is a humorous look at the patients and staff at a state-run mental health hospital. Whether divinely driven or by serendipitous happenstance, John R. Booth, after a career in the pharmaceutical business, found himself working as a social worker at the largest mental health facility in his state. In his first book, Booth chronicles stories of some of his most memorable patients. His preconceptions of what the patients would be like began an almost immediate transformation upon his arrival. He had heard all the stories and seen all the movies that depicted these souls as dangerous mental defectives and was sure that his life expectancy would take a turn for the worse with prolonged exposure to the “crazy cooties” he knew they must be infested with. The first day his ideas of mental illness began the transformation from shock and revulsion to seeing humor in the patients’ distorted reality and their reactions and adaptation to this reality. Some patients were truly scary and dangerous. Sometimes they would say funny things, and other times they would say things funny. Dan, Poor Pitiful Paul, Doug the Firebug, and all the others are real patients, with real problems, who are really funny, if you just look for it. Whether it is midgets in the walls, misunderstood English, fast-talking Gilbert, or the psychobabble of Nurse Kiki, rest assured, you will not “sleep right through it.” This easy read will keep you turning pages, give you a new view of the mentally ill, put a smile on your face, and, in the end, you’ll see why John believes that his patients are some of the most precious people on earth.

The book is available on Amazon as paperback and an ebook.

About the Author

John Booth with micJohn R. Booth is a graduate of Oklahoma State University. He has worked in both the pharmaceutical industry as a sales representative and trainer and in the mental health field as a social worker. This is the first time he has been published. However, he has written, produced, and performed vocals on three CDs of song parodies. He is a frustrated musician who plays drums, piano, guitar, and ukulele, and although he has not played professionally in more than thirty years, at the age of sixty-two, he continues to hold onto the dream of one day being a rock god. John is retired and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with his wife Becca. He and Becca love spending time with their grandchildren, Gavin, Will, Ava, Owen, and Lucy, and last summer attended one hundred fifty of their baseball and softball games. He plays golf passionately but poorly, and is an avid fan of Oklahoma State University football and wrestling. Go Pokes!


The Darkest Night: A Novel on Reconstruction in the South

Freeze Time Media released “The Darkest Night: A Novel on Reconstruction in the South” on May 5, 2015. 

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Author Joe Poindexter follows three disappointed Confederate soldiers as they leave for home in Arkansas after the last Civil War battle in North Carolina. As the three friends travel the poor country roads back west, they are exposed to the ravaged South and most of the major problems of the early Reconstruction period. The men observe the ruined Southland, the burned homes, farms, and plantations. They encounter homeless whites and numerous bands of wandering, freed Afro–Americans, all poor and hungry. Cruel Union soldiers and lawless Rebel soldiers, including deserters, only make things worse. And very quickly, the travelers realize that a new force has developed in their beloved Southland. The Ku Klux Klan has begun to fill the lawless void in the South. The question: is the Klan an ally or an enemy? Earl Forrest, with his wife, Emily, and a small daughter in Helena, Arkansas, worries constantly about his small family and their welfare. Al Emerson meets a beautiful, young woman who was raped during the war. She has a black child. But in love, he swears to return to Georgia in the immediate future and marry his new love, Rachel. The third soldier, Murlan Skidoff, known to his friends as “Squirrel,” worries about his older mother, father, and older sister, Mavis, and whether they survived the war. And finally, a black Rebel, Jim Washington, befriended by the white Rebs, will join up with the men and become a dear friend as they move back to their homes in Arkansas. Jim wonders how his mammy, a slave cook on an Arkansas plantation, is surviving after being freed. The four men will definitely come to realize that the Reconstruction era is one of the darkest periods in the history of the Southern United States.

This book is available through Amazon as a paperback and an ebook.

About the Author

Joe Poindexter photoJoe Poindexter, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Three years later, he graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a master’s degree in public school administration. Joe served as teacher, coach, and school administrator in Oklahoma schools for thirty years. After retiring from education and relocating to Arkansas, he finished another degree in history and government. He taught ten more years at National Park Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas. There he taught several history courses including Arkansas history. Joe is president of Hot Springs Village Civil War Roundtable. He is also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He frequently makes presentations to the Civil War Roundtable and to local clubs, organizations, and public schools. Joe is also active in church, where he is a deacon and teaches a Sunday school class. He is also a chaplain at Samaritan Ministries, a homeless shelter for men located in Hot Springs, and he is also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

This is Joe’s third book. He is also the author of “Blue: A Novel on the Civil War,” and “A Divided State: A Civil War Novel.”

Living My Dream: From Zero to 41,000 Feet

Freeze Time Media released “Living My Dream: From Zero to 41,000 Feet” on March 31, 2015. 

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“It was that familiar feeling again of leaving yet another place we had once called home, just before the landlord came to evict us. Only this time it was my mother, my sister, and me. In the past we had looked to my stepfather for guidance. Now we had to make it on our own.” Born into struggling circumstances in Mexico City in 1931, Don would soon learn from his mother, “We may be broke, but we are never poor.” As a child and young teen living with his mother and sister, Don would live through many days of only one meal, or in some instances, no meals. From the dark side of hunger, he began to dream what many would term the impossible dream. Just before he turned 18, Don discovered that he had been a citizen of the United States since birth. He immediately traveled across the border to start a new life. A life he had only been able to dream about as a young, determined thirteen-year-old living in Mexico City.

The paperback book is available through Amazon.

About the Author

DonSmith021bDonald Smith shares his riveting personal story of a life that began in Mexico City in the early 1930s. Without a peso to his name, he would begin to dream of becoming a pilot. Surmounting almost impossible odds, Don would struggle to survive in Mexico. Even after arriving in the United States, he would continue his uphill battle to make his dreams come true. A retired captain for United Airlines, Don is married to Ellen Olsen. The father of two daughters and four stepdaughters, Don now resides in Denver, Colorado. When not up in the air, Don has enjoyed tennis, chess, windsurfing, and biking.

“One Child at a Time: The Mission of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

Freeze Time Media released “One Child at a Time: The Mission of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)” on December 11, 2014.

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When children are taken from their family, due to abuse or neglect, they enter the custody of social services and are put into a foster home. Some of these children are lucky enough to be given a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA). “One Child at a Time: The Mission of a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)” shares the experiences of CASAs working to give children a voice in court, and a chance to return to a safe home, or to find a new forever home. First, you will meet Kelly, an engaging three-year-old that told her CASA the first time they met, “The people came and took me away from my mommy and daddy. I was crying and crying. I had to go and see a doctor. The doctor gave me a stuffed animal to make me feel better, but it didn’t help.” The words of this small child floored the author. She seemed to have a better understanding of her feelings than many children much older. It’s no wonder that the author would become Kelly’s biggest advocate. The second section of the book is a compilation of experiences and feelings from a variety of CASA volunteers. All kinds of people do this work; the only requirement is a love for children. Volunteers are trained for two weeks before starting a case. Along the way, when questions or concerns arise, each volunteer has a supervisor from the CASA office that they can turn to for advice and a listening ear. The joy of seeing a child find the happiness and security each one deserves is an experience that fills a CASA’s heart with their own joy and happiness. It is the reason CASAs become hooked from the moment they take a case and meet their children.

About the Author

Yolanda pic for Freeze Time Media blogThe mother of four daughters, Yolanda Bryant would refer to herself as, “The Happy Homemaker.” In an age where staying home with children gave the impression you were not doing much, Yolanda challenged anyone that suggested that was the case. From being a PTA president, to presiding over the women’s Relief Society several times in different states, to starting Neighborhood Watch in her area, to knocking on doors (with babies in a stroller) to get signatures to stop a casino from being built nearby, Yolanda was always engaged in reaching out to help others, while still enjoying the antics of her energetic daughters. Yolanda lives in the Denver area. Besides her passion for CASA and for writing, she enjoys various activities with her husband, Michael, including biking, long walks, tennis, and road trips.

Blue: A Novel on the Civil War

Freeze Time Media released “Blue: A Novel on the Civil War,” a historical fiction novel by Joe Poindexter, on July 2, 2014.

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In 1860, David Lofland and his family, residents of Hickory Flats, Tennessee, relocated to Arkansas. Before the move to Bluffton, Arkansas, David’s love, the beautiful Lillie Mashburn, was enticed to marry the local parson, Reverend Claxton. The long trip to Arkansas yields even more disappointments. The depressed nineteen-year-old, finding little joy in life, ultimately joins the Confederate Army, in February 1862. He’s sent to White Sulfur Springs training camp to prepare for the war. During the short training period, David meets two other young men, Lum and Squirrel, and they become close friends. The three men and the new 24th Arkansas Regiment are sent to Fort Hindman at Arkansas Post, Arkansas.

The heartache of losing Lillie, along with a series of other disappointments that David experiences, cause him to seriously question his faith and belief in God. If that’s not enough, the 24th Arkansas Regiment suffers serious losses, as the Confederates face heavy odds in 1863. The young Arkansans, upon being captured at the fall of Fort Hindman, are sent to Camp Douglas, the notorious Union prisoner-of-war camp near Chicago.

Find out how David learns to overcome grief, bitterness, and tragedy throughout his struggles.

About the Author

Joe-Poindexter-photoJoe Poindexter, a native of Oklahoma, graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma. Three years later, he graduated from Northeastern Oklahoma State University with a master’s degree in public school administration. Joe served as teacher, coach, and school administrator in Oklahoma schools for thirty years. After retiring from education and relocating to Arkansas, he finished another degree in history and government. He taught ten more years at National Park Community College, Hot Springs, Arkansas. There he taught several history courses including Arkansas history. Joe is president of Hot Springs Village Civil War Roundtable. He is also a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He frequently makes presentations to the Civil War Roundtable and to local clubs, organizations, and public schools. Joe is also active in church, where he is a deacon and teaches a Sunday school class. He is also a chaplain at Samaritan Ministries, a homeless shelter for men located in Hot Springs, and he is also active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Freeze Time Media also published his first novel, “A Divided State: A Civil War Novel,” in March 2014.

In the Cockpit with Clay Lacy (Passion for Flight Book 5)

In the Cockpit with Clay Lacy is the fifth volume in Passion for Flight, a series of short biographies by Di Freeze regarding notable pilots who inspire young and old alike to take to the skies.

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The founder of Clay Lacy Aviation, one of the world’s premier business aviation companies, Clay has flown more than 300 aircraft types and has logged more than 50,000 flight hours, accumulating more hours flying turbine aircraft than any other pilot.
Lacy holds 29 current world speed records. He’s accumulated more than 50,000 flight hours, logging those hours in military and test flying, air racing, aerial photography, aircraft sales, and a four-decade career with United.
His involvement in aviation has led him to meet many interesting people, including aviation legends, presidents, and celebrities. In these pages, you will read about many of those people, including Jack Conroy, Allen Paulson, Bill Lear, Frank Sinatra, Sydney Pollack, Danny Kaye, Bruce McCaw, and Joe Clark.