Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Become a Prepper with the Apocalypse Survival Guide

Apocalypse Survival Guide: Charting New Bible Prophecy
Norm E. Jones

Non-Fiction Spiritual/Religion
ISBN 13: 978-1-936037-76-6

Want to understand more about what the Bible says about the Apocalypse? Want to know how you can be a Spiritual Prepper for End-Times? Then, you really need to listen to this show on Thursday with Norm Jones; a author with the gift of prophesy.

The author has decoded the figurative language and meaning of many “types” in Bible scripture. 
These “type” pictures and their meaning yield new prophetic insight not previously seen but was always there to be discovered.

“Types” allow us to map the Apocalypse! The 11” x 17” Tribulation Chart is that map. It is also available in color on my website: “www.soulsurvival.info”.

“Types” tell the order of the Tribulation events! The Tribulation order of events; the Seals, the Trumpets, and the Bowls of Wrath, are the subject of much speculation on how they are organized. How long is a Seal?

Are the Trumpets in the middle of the seven years? There is a “type” in the Battle of Jericho story which reveals the true order. You may look for yourself in this book.

“Types” tell the identity of End-Time Players! The book of Daniel reveals the end-time players. But to see it
revealed, requires knowing the double fulfillment of a “type” picture. Read this book to find the answers.

“Types” tell the destiny of the United States of America! As one of the end-time players, the destiny of the U.S.A., is revealed in a “type” of one king mentioned in the book of Daniel. There is a full explanation in the book: Apocalypse Survival Guide: Charting New Bible Prophecy.

“Types” tell “When” to expect the End-Time events! You may remember that prophetic scripture tells us that Jesus will return to take His people to Heaven, and thereafter will be a seven-year celebration that Jesus, “the bridegroom,” provides for His people, “the bride.” For many years, scholars and writers have been wondering when this event will take place. There is a “type,” which God has provided, that reveals what year and reasons for that year which tells us when the Marriage of the Lamb will occur.

“Types” tell of the Three Dispensations of Bible History! God has organized biblical history into three dispensations.

The “type” parameters fit all three dispensations. The three dispensations conform to the three possible fundamental ways which God and man can interact. These three dispensations provide overall scope to God’s dealings with mankind. Read this book for a full explanation.

“Types” tell of the Sabbath Day-Millennium Theory! The seven days of creation are a “type” of all seven-thousand years of Bible history. When you read the creation account in Genesis, it relates to the highlights of each of the one-thousand year periods of time of Bible history. For example: On the seventh day of creation, God rested from all His creative efforts. That rest day relates to the Millennium rest of one-thousand years which Jesus will initiate after His Second Coming. This book shows how each day of creation figuratively relates to each one-thousand year period of Bible history “Types” demonstrate the Bible to be the authentic Word of God! The “types” also point to the perfection of God.

How can man, who lives just a few years, orchestrate the histories of several thousand years? The answer is, man cannot.

It is only God, who’s consciousness lasts thousands of years, that is capable of causing a history to be similar to another history hundreds of years apart. This means that such a similarity of histories can only be authored by God; not possible by man. The similar histories demonstrate the authenticity of the Bible to be the Word of God, which He has used, to validate the believe-ability of the overall scriptural message. Therefore, this book is a testimony to the authenticity of Biblical truth.

“Preppers” and non-preppers alike, need a God to save them from the Apocalypse coming soon upon the whole world. I believe people fear the future. In the 1950’s, many were afraid of nuclear war and made bomb shelters.

Today, rumors of wars, a shaky economy, and events like 9/11 cause people to see a need to prepare. They want to save themselves because they have no God upon which they can depend to save them from pain and death.

“Types” Defined. “Types” are stories, single events, people, many things in biblical history which point to more important people or events in later Bible history. For example, it is said that Jesus is the “lamb slain for the sins of the world.” This means that just as Jewish believers in ancient Egypt slew the Passover lamb, and smeared his shed blood on the door posts and lintel of the Jewish house, such that the death angel would pass over that household. So it is, that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross will save from Hell those that believe and have faith in Him. So the Passover Lamb is a “type” of Jesus Christ. This “type” confirms Jesus Christ as savior of our souls and the Bible as authentic truth.


Norm Jones spent his first 35 years managing his own life. After two failed marriages, he admitted failure, and turned wholeheartedly to God to change his life.  God has answered his prayer and is making him successful by God’s standards.   God has given Norm the spiritual gift of “prophecy.”  Such gifts are never meant to remain unfruitful, but they take many years to cultivate, mature, and harvest.   With Norm, this gift needed to ferment, like fine wine, so he could understand his gifts and be able to complete the message given him by the Holy Spirit over an additional 35 years.

Someone once spoke to Norm of how Moses, the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, spent the first forty years of his life learning he was a “somebody.”   He spent the second forty years as a shepherd, on the backside of a desert, learning he was a “nobody,” and the third forty years learning that God could take a “nobody” and make him a “somebody.”  Norm can imagine how Moses might have felt towards the end of his life.  This job God has set for both men was daunting.  But Norm knows that God and he are a majority.
God has prepared Norm for this journey his whole life. Norm is now ready to help prepare others for the spiritual Apocalypse and how to survive the End Times.

Apocalypse Survival Guide” is the third book Norm has written and published. His other two books, “The United States of America In Biblical Prophecy”, published in 2011, which is about how the USA is mentioned in the Bible. His second book, “Managed Cooperation Theology,” published also in 2011, focuses on the reality of God’s love for man, and God’s desire for man to love Him.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Media Presence – a necessary evil by Toni LoTempio

Raven’s Quest (Book II in Raven Grace Series)
By Toni LoTempio

In this short novella, Shapeshifter Raven Grace and her psychic lover, Finn McPhee, are back, traveling to parallel time in search of a demonic killer.


Media Presence – a necessary evil.
 by Toni LoTempio

In today’s ever changing world of publishing, one thing has become clearly evident – media presence is more important than ever. Someone once said to me, “How does someone know to buy your book out of all the thousands in a Barnes and Noble?”

Well…they don’t.  The only way they can zero in on your book is by some sort of prior knowledge.  And this is where social media plays a bigger role than ever.

It’s been said that word of mouth sells books – and this is so very true.  In the old days, it used to be the “water cooler” effect – people standing around the company water cooler, talking about the latest book, tv show or movie to catch their fancy. In today’s day and age, the “water cooler” has been replaced by the PC, the laptop, the tablet – and ‘word of mouth’ comes more from blogging and the Internet than human interaction.

For a new writer starting out, it’s important to build what’s called a “platform” or a “brand” – a means by which a reader can specifically pick out you, the author.  What better way to build such a fanbase than by blogging!  Blogging regularly increases your visibility, makes you accessible, and is a handy PR tool.

My blog, www.catsbooksmorecats.blogspot.com  is run under the premise of my fat and sassy tuxedo cat, ROCCO, being the premier blogger.  ROCCO conducts interviews with authors, hosts giveaways, often expounds on various subjects in independent blogs, and does fundraising! (for Nathan Fillion’s charity…KIDS NEED TO READ).    Along the sidebar and top of the blog are banners and links to my books, and also some fun things, like ROCCO’s CafĂ© Press Store, popular blogs, links to other blogs, etc.  Your blog should not be an advertisement of your skills (although tooting your own horn once in awhile does not hurt) but should rather be an extension of yourself, your personality, a way for the reader to get to know you and to perhaps think, “say, this is cool. Maybe I’d like to try one of her books.”
Facebook and Twitter are also useful PR tools.  Establishing a platform and building a good fanbase is critical on the road to becoming a successful author, whether it be the self-publishing or the traditional route.  While it’s true social media can be a bit intimidating at first, once you get the hang of it, it’s fun!
Remember:  They can’t read your work if they don’t know who you are – so tell them!


“In 1995, I joined the staff of SUSABELLA PASSENGERS AND FRIENDS, where I have been a staff reporter for over 10 years, winning their Margaret Sutton Award for Distinguished Writing in 1998. I joined the staff of NIGHT OWL REVIEWS IN January 2011 as the suspense reviewer/columnist. My column, DARK STREETS, is featured on a monthly basis.

In 2007, Whiskey Creek Press published BOUND BY BLOOD, a tale of possession, and EBONY, which deals with zombies and the dark side of man. EBONY was #2 on the Fictionwise bestseller list for e-books for the month of July 2007, beating out Stephen King’s Lisey’s Story. In 2010 I self published NO REST FOR THE WICCA, which made Amazon’s list of top one hundred in Occult in March 2011, (and has been there for 33 weeks!) and my short story, THE SACRIFICE, appears in the e-published anthology KISS ME KILL ME, and another, a follow up story to NO REST FOR THE WICCA, appears in the anthology EVERY WITCH WAY BUT WICKED.  Proceeds of sales of EWWBW benefit Nathan Fillion’s charity, KIDS NEED TO READ!

Currently single, I work full time and live in Clifton, NJ, with my muses: Rocco, Maxx, Gata and Trixie. Rocco is also known as Rocco the Sci-Fi Blogging Cat and has appeared on the Sci-Fi Saturday Night website and radio show, and also on the Kids Need To Read website where he holds the distinction of being the first (and possibly only!) blogging cat to support this charity.”


The woman staggered into the center of the floor, weaving like a drunk. She looked to be in her early thirties, her full red lips matching the nearly non-existent dress she wore of the same color. “Death to all” she rasped, staggering forward. Her hand shot upward, and the large butcher knife there gleamed with fresh, red blood.

Raven pushed forward, her eyes darting around the large room, desperately seeking Finn. She caught sight of him. He’d been pushed back against a marble pillar, and was slowly inching forward.

His voice, inside her head: Got your weapon?

She nodded grimly, even as her fingers reached inside the useless purse slung carelessly across one slim, bare shoulder. She pulled out her weapon, cocked the safety, and plowed forward.

Out of the corner of her eye she saw Hedy do the same.

And then the air was rent with another, commanding voice, a feminine one.

“Drop it. Drop the knife now.”

The knife wavered wildly in the air as the woman took a step backward, her eyes glazed over and glassy. The speaker moved into the center of the room, and both Raven and Hedy stopped in their tracks, taking in the tableaux before them. The woman who stood calmly training her stunner on the knife-wielder, was thirty if she was a day and looked to be in perfect shape, if the curves beneath the form-fitting white Dior number she wore gave any indication. Her black silk fall of hair, parted in the middle, framed a face Raven knew George would describe as “million-dollar”, but there was a steely set to her jaw, a coldness in the thin set of her lips, that kept her from being beautiful. Still in all – she was a package no man would kick out of bed, of that Raven was certain.

The newcomer moved with the speed of a striking cobra, gripping the knife hand and twisting it backward. “I said drop it.”

Fingers went limp, and there was a sharp clink! as knife met floor. The woman whipped one hand out, and the next second shiny handcuffs had been slapped on the offender.

“I need help here,” the brunette snapped. “She needs a doctor, she’s obviously drugged. Someone get a medic – what are you all waiting for?”

On the podium, Sully cleared his throat. “You’d all best listen to her, and get used to it. I realize this isn’t exactly the best introduction, but…” His arm swept out, indicating the woman. “My successor…Captain Darla Barnes.”