Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Irish Cowboy

 A touching, heartfelt tale of lost love, regret, and personal redemption.

The government wanted his land. He just wanted to be left alone.

Hap Wilkes is a spiritually fractured Montana rancher facing a painful past, an increasingly uncertain future, who now fights with everything left in a broken and failing body to keep the one thing still left to him - his pride.
The Irish Cowboy is a family drama spanning decades from the time of lost love, to a family found, and finally spiritual redemption and the always-present human yearning for love and forgiveness that marks the most personal novel to date from bestselling author D.W. Ulsterman.
If you enjoyed The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks, you'll LOVE the Irish Cowboy!


  • "The Irish Cowboy is a 10 STAR NOVEL - MY HIGHEST PRAISE! The author has outdone himself!"
  • "A great love story but an even greater story about liberty and freedom. If you worry about the power of the federal government, this is a must-read!
  • An interesting mix of romance, family drama and a war for one man's right to own his own land.
  • "A really great family drama of lost love, a test of faith, and a family finding itself. Prepare to cheer and cry at the same time. I absolutely loved the ending..."
  • "My favorite western romance of the year. Had me up all night laughing, crying and praying for Hap and Shirley to find their love..."


"I've read D.W. Ulsterman's action novels so was a little surprised he came out with a western set in Montana. Well let me just say he did a wonderful job. There's action, romance and more action, and whole lot to say about how messed up our country seems to be these days..."
"The best real-life western romance this year..."
"If you are a fan of Christian-themed westerns with an emphasis on the family, you HAVE to read the Irish Cowboy..."
"A nice little romance that left me cheering for Hap and Shirley and their grandkids..."
"A broken down Montana rancher tries to come to terms with a lost love that he finds out isn't quite so lost after all in this excellent family drama by D.W. Ulsterman..."
"I read The Longest Yard by Nicholas Sparks and that was good. Then I read the Irish Cowboy and as far as romance stories go, the Irish Cowboy was better..."
"Normally I wouldn't touch a western romance with a ten foot pole but because this was a D.W. Ulsterman story I gave it a shot and I'm glad I did. Really lays out the plight of America's ranchers as they face big government that seems to only want to shut them all down..."
"A lovely story that keeps the romance clean and doesn't hit the reader over the head with the Christian themes. I'd call it an almost perfect story..."
"Lucky I had a box of tissue when I read this one. What a beautiful story..."
"Having grown up on a Montana ranch in the 1960s this hit all the right notes. I read a lot of historical romance/family drama books and this was one of the best..."
"As an animal lover this western was just about perfect..."
"Sure is nice to be able to share a story with your kids, and the Irish Cowboy is a western that allows you to do just that..."
"This wasn't just another western for me. In so many ways it felt like my own story. I'm not a failed rancher but I know lost love and the Irish Cowboy brought all those emotions back to me in what was a wonderfully told story..."
"The Irish Cowboy has plenty to say politically and does it in a way that fits perfectly in the cowboy genre..."
"Call it cowboy romance or family drama, or Christian romance, I don't care. I'll just call it a really great story..."

D.W. Ulsterman

"I just found a new favorite author and his name is D.W. Ulsterman!"
-Toni Markel


Welcome to D.W. Ulsterman's Amazon author page, home to some of the best mystery, thriller, and suspense novels available today! All titles are available FREE via Kindle Unlimited and to date there have been over TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND COPIES of D.W. Ulsterman books sold in both e-book and paperback format.

D.W. lives near his beloved waters with his beautiful wife of 23 years, and their two teenage children, along with two cats and two dogs.

Many of D.W. Ulsterman's personal interests are reflected in his novels, including a love of America and its rich tapestry of people, backgrounds, and experiences, good music, better times, and helping to secure a brighter and more prosperous future for generations to come.

Among his works are the bestselling, military-action adventure MAC WALKER series of books, including the epic tales DOMINATUS and TUMULTUS, as well as the political mystery-thriller, BENNINGTON P.I. series.

He is also the author of the contemporary western bestseller, THE IRISH COWBOY, and the ongoing RACE WARS collection.

His most recent novel, DARK WATERS, is the follow-up to the 2016 Kindle Scout Award winner, THE WRITER and is now available for purchase at and is the second installment of what will be the ongoing, San Juan Islands Mystery series.

"Thank you so much to the readers who continue to support my work. It is very much appreciated." -DWU
Twitter @DWUlsterman

The Medallion (The Bernovem Chronicles Book 3)

The 3rd instalment in The Bernovem Chronicle is here!
This time Kristina’s stayed on in the magical land, to join Hector Mysteria, in the search for the wizard, Azaril Crimson, who’s hidden Bernovem’s Book of Prophecy in the forsaken land of Jalmara. Sentiz is also back and in search of a key item―the Medallion―that she’ll need in order to cast her final spell to rule Bernovem. Things would be much easier for her, if only the whereabouts of the Medallion were known.

Join Kristina as she continues her adventure, on her dangerous journey, where she’ll soar high above the land and seas, on the back of a dragon, barely escape the clutches of death, as well as meet someone from her past she’d never dreamed of seeing in Bernovem. 

The Author 

Victoria Simcox lives with her husband and three children in western Washington. Besides being a writer, she is an elementary school art teacher. 
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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Guy's Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone in Your Pocket: 101 Real-World Tips for Teenaged Guys

The Guy's Guide will encourage your faith, challenge you spiritually, and give you real-life advice how to live out your faith in today s highly secularized culture, with distractions lurking around every corner. . .and just a click away.

Jonathan McKee is the author of twenty books including the brand new 52 WAYS TO CONNECT WITH YOUR SMARTPHONE OBSESSED KID; MORE THAN JUST THE TALK; SEX MATTERS; THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR TEENAGERS; THE GUY'S GUIDE TO GOD, GIRLS AND THE PHONE IN YOUR POCKET; and youth ministry books like CONNECT, and the 10-MINUTE TALKS series. With over 20 years youth ministry experience, Jonathan speaks to parents and leaders worldwide. You can follow Jonathan on his blog at, getting a regular dose of youth culture and parenting help. Jonathan, his wife, Lori, and their three kids live in California.

Twitter: @InJonathansHead

~Victoria Simcox's ~The Shard ~ Book 2 ~ In The Bernovem Chronicles

Victoria Simcox’s fast-paced, intricately woven sequel to The Warble, takes Kristina Kingsly and her schoolmates back to Bernovem … and into a thrilling, often dangerous adventure.
Kristina’s stay at summer horse camp is horrible to say the least, and it’s all because Hester and Davina are there as well, making her life miserable. When Hester’s cruel prank goes terribly wrong, it’s actually what sends the three girls back to the magical land of Bernovem. In Bernovem, Kristina is very excited to see her former friend, Prince Werrien. When he invites her to sail with him on his ship to his homeland Tezerel, putting it simply, Kristina can’t refuse. 

5 Star Review 
 I posted a blog review of a wonderful children's fantasy chapter book entitled The Warble, written by local Seattle author Victoria Simcox. Since then my daughters and I have anxiously awaited the arrival of The Warble's sequel, The Shard. I am happy to announce that the wait is finally over... and it was well worth it!

Being a fan of all things concerning faerie and otherworldly realms, I was pulled into the story of The Shard instantly. What I really love is how the author combines realistic teen issues with fairy tale fantasy. For example, the book's heroine Kristina who is from our world, experiences her first budding romance with a handsome teenage Prince from a fantasy world, all the while dealing with the very real insecurities young teen girls are feeling.

I was so taken with The Shard that I read it almost constantly until I was finished! The author has a delightful writing style that is engaging for all ages, yet not to difficult for children to understand. I truly look forward to the sequel to the Shard - the cliff hanger at the end is intense!

I highly recommend The Shard for all lovers of fantasy chapter books, which I feel that tween and teen girls will especially enjoy and relate to. 

The Freebie Fairy
Reunited with her gnome, dwarf, animal, fairy friends … and best of all, Werrien, things seem like they couldn’t get any better for Kristina. But when Werrien becomes fascinated with an unusual seeing stone, the “Shard” Kristina is haunted by a ghostlike old hag. Struggling against suspicion, guilt, illness, and ultimately the one who wants to possess her soul, Kristina will see it’s in her weakest moment that she will encounter more strength than she has ever known.


Victoria was born in Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, to an Austrian immigrant mother, and a Dutch immigrant father. She now resides in Western Washington with her husband and 3 children. Her other family members are, a Chihuahua, named Pipsy and 2 cats, named Frodo and Fritz. For the past 12 years, she has home-schooled her children. Besides being an author, Victoria is also an elementary school art teacher. Victoria enjoys writing, reading, painting watercolors, hiking, good movies, and hanging out with her family and friends. Victoria is the author of The Warble.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Marriage by Design: The Keys to Create, Cultivate and Claim the Marriage You've Always Wanted

 Reactivate Your Marriage!

“THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You have written a wonderful guide by which couples, should they choose to apply the principles…offered through this book, will dramatically increase their ability to experience ‘a little bit of heaven on earth’ in their marriage.” —Pastor Fred R. Rodriguez, Lead Pastor Executive Presbyter SoCal/Ag...

“I found myself reading the situations discussed in this book, and having the words jump out at me remembering couples and families I have counseled through these very issues. How I wish I had this guide at that time. This book is a tremendous resource that should be present on every counselor, pastor, and ministry leader’s shelves.” —Sheila L. Harper, SaveOne Founder and President...

Marriage by Design serves as a healing salve to wounded marriages—as well as a warning to those beginning their matrimonial journey, and couples anywhere in the spectrum—offering hope and encouragement to those who want to revitalize, refine, or completely restore their relationships. Marriage by Design is loaded with practical tools and exercises designed to shed light on unhealthy modes of behavior and their motivations; it also challenges some of the beliefs we carry from childhood that can impact our current relationships.

Marriage by Design begins by establishing God’s foundation in marriage and moving through a systematic building process, enabling couples to apply scriptural-based techniques and concepts to their own marriages. If you’re looking to change a relationship based on inconsistent emotions and experience the freedom produced by intentional living—to move your marriage from stuck to stupendous—Marriage by Design is the tool you’ve been missing!~~

Eric A. Disney is a Recovery and Personal Growth pastor at a local church in Norco, California, where he has served for two decades. He is a counseling psychology graduate from California Baptist University in Riverside, California. His ministry covers a wide variety of healing issues including addiction recovery, postabortion healing, sexual healing, and many others, and he offers a broad range of marriage, family, and relationship counseling classes and seminars. Eric conducts premarital counseling and has developed marriage classes for couples experiencing severe marital difficulties as well as those looking for marriage enrichment, both with a great deal of success. His passion for seeing people healed and marriages flourish has led to the development and implementation of several classes offered to the community. Eric has been an active member of the American Association of Christian Counselors since 1999. He is happily married to his wonderful wife, Jennifer, an author and teacher who is also very active in recovery ministry. Together they are the proud parents of two boys.

Aside from his family and his relationship with God, his passion is seeing people made whole. His passion for healing marriages stretches beyond the immediate family, it affects generations to come! 
My Review: 
Are you wanting to better your marriage by utilizing Godly principles? Perhaps you have come to the conclusion that basing the quality of your marriage on unpredictable sentiments isn’t working for you or your spouse. If this is you, then this book is what you are looking for. It moves through a systematic building process, enabling couples to apply scriptural-based techniques and concepts to their marriages. Geared to both husband and wife, Eric has jam-packed his book with wisdom filled scriptures that apply to all situations couples face from ‘having lost that loving feeling’, respecting one another, having a healthy sex life, dealing with children and so much more. There are questions to answer and great diagrams to help you relate. After reading it, I have convinced my husband to go through it with me as well. I am looking forward to see how it will enhance our 27+ years of marriage. I recommend this to newlyweds, seasoned marriages, and those who are planning on getting married…also highly recommended to singles preparing themselves for their future spouse they haven’t even met yet. There is something for everyone in this wonderful, God centered read. 
Twitter: @EricDisney2

The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens

 From Sean Covey, the author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, this bestselling follow-up book builds upon the legacy of the 7 Habits and shows teens how to make smart choices about the six most crucial choices they’ll face during these turbulent years.

The challenges teens face today are tougher than at any time in history: academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And, like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures.

In The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make, Sean Covey, author of the international bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, gives teens the strong advice they need to make informed and wise decisions. Using real stories from teens around the world, Sean shows teens how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. Jam-packed with original cartoons, inspiring quotes, and fun quizzes, this innovative book will help teens not only survive but thrive during their teen years and beyond.

Sean Covey is Sr. Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey, a world renowned organization devoted to helping individuals and organizations achieve greatness. Sean graduated from BYU with a degree in English and later earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As the starting quarterback for BYU, he led his team to two bowl games and received numerous honors. He is the author of Fourth Down and Life to Go, and the international bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens which has sold over three million copies and is translated in over 15 languages. He is a popular speaker to youth and adult groups. Sean and his wife Rebecca live with their kids in the Rocky Mountains. 

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 8 Up—In this practical and lively self-help title, the author argues that teens have six key decisions to make, and that their choices will make or break their futures. The decisions involve getting a good education, choosing true friends, getting along with parents, dating and sex, avoiding addictions, and establishing a healthy sense of self-worth. Covey provides tips for making and following through on each of these areas and delivers concise sound bites of advice peppered with colorful graphics, cartoons, and movie quotes. He supports his arguments with facts, statistics, and analysis. For example, in urging teens to stay in school and keep up their grades, he provides a chart of lifelong earnings based on the highest degree earned, as well as the money needed for a family. The author briefly addresses problems associated with the choices. For example, regarding school, he gives tips on dealing with stress, time management, learning disabilities, and preparing for college. He is frank in discussing sex and dating myths and the dangers of STDs and teenage pregnancy. This book covers typical self-help territory, but does so in a manner that teens will appreciate. Its downfall is its wide scope and the author's failure to cite most of his sources. However, the volume is not designed to be read straight through, and its quick and easy tips will appeal to most readers.—Jane Cronkhite, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH
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Twitter: @seancovey

Monday, March 19, 2018

The Pillar of Light: The Milana Legends, Part One

When Nani awakens in the jungles of Brazil, she has no idea who she is or how she came to the tiny missionary hospital. When she finally manages to make new friends, the entire group is whisked away to another world where they quickly find themselves under threat from the Hunters of Avoria.

​In order to unravel her past, Nani is forced to align with one of the young men trying to capture her. But can she trust him? Will Nani forgive him for his past, in order to regain her own?

The first book of The Milana Legends, The Pillar of Light is, a Christian fantasy adventure about brave living, redemption, and forgiveness. Discover a thrilling journey through an enchanting world where faith blends with the fantastic.

"Fans of fantasy, mystery, and other worldly places will enjoy The Pillar of Light. Anna Travis presents a smoothly crafted tale that incorporates magic and mystical surroundings with adventure and intrigue." - Sally Kruger ​aka "Readingjunky" for

"The Pillar of Light is the first book in a series by Anna Travis... Much like C.S. Lewis' stories about Narnia, the young people find themselves in a world other than their own with a challenge they must face in order to save themselves, but also to destroy the evil forces. Like Lewis, the author of The Pillar of Light parallels parables from the Bible to develop her plot. This is an exciting story for young people, a story about faith, love and the power of friendship as they work together to combat the many forces of evil. - Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Anna Travis seeks to live a life filled with authentic faith, fantastic imagination, adventure, books, and fresh air. She hates shoes, loves salt water, and reads either The Lord of the Rings or The Chronicles of Narnia every year. Kindness, loyalty, and real food are very dear to her, and her faith bleeds into everything she does, including her writing.
Twitter :  @ALTravis