Book Review: Empire Beneath the Ice by Stephen Quayle

I have a wee confession to make. It may surprise my readers a little. Maybe not. I’m not exactly your typical granny. I’m addicted to Stephen Quayle’s books. For the past six months or so I’ve been devouring them. And this is the latest of a bunch I’ll be reviewing for you. It’s his most recent and I read all 520 pages in two sittings. Long sittings, but two sittings. Empire Beneath the Ice: How the Nazis Won World War II was that riveting. Stephen Quayle writes Christian nonfiction books about the supernatural realm. His books on giants and fallen angels are a much-needed answer to the world’s Ancient Alien theorists. Besides perusing his books for research for my own books, I believe books such as his provide a much needed commentary for Christians living in an X-Files culture. (Which is another reason for the project I’m researching.) As I’ve written before, there are far too many paranormal books on the market for kids, teens and adults today, and not enough Christian ones to explain the dangers of dabbling in the supernatural.  If you’re already familiar with Nazi lore, I don’t know how enthralling this book would be. But for me, a beginner, I learned quite a bit. I had no idea there were so many conspiracies surrounding the Nazis and Hitler. I didn’t even know there was a conspiracy regarding their survival and continued influence on world politics today. Reading this book, many things began to make more sense. Roswell. UFO sightings. The crazy policies made by politicians. Even the reasons behind Kennedy’s assassination became clearer. I’m so happy to have stumbled upon Stephen Quayle’s work while doing my own research for a story I’m working on. It’s taken me down a whole new path of discovery. And you know me. As a treasure hunter (virtual and 3-D), I couldn’t be more pleased. Here is a description from Quayle’s website. In Empire Beneath the Ice you’ll learn: Why the suppressed evidence proves Adolf Hitler didn’t die before Germany surrendered during WWII, and how he eluded capture. How Nazi SS members, scientists, and soldiers escaped with Hitler to create colonies in other parts of the world to continue their monstrous research. Why in 1947 Admiral Richard E. Byrd warned that the US should adopt measures to protect against an invasion by hi-tech aircraft coming from the polar regions, adding, “The time has ended when we were able to take refuge in our isolation and rely on the certainty that the distances, the oceans, and the poles were a guarantee of safety.” How, using advanced technology, Nazi saucers defeated the US military — long after WWII was supposedly over. Why...

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What’s on your writing desk, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer?

  Today we get to peek into the writing lair of Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, author of We’re not Blended We’re Pureed, A Survivor’s Guide (I love that title!) and several inspirational romances. Diana writes  “fiction about women choosing to challenge their fears even though they want to run from them. By the end of their journey they have become the strong women God intends.” Powerful stuff! She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of The Steve Laube Agency. I asked Diana to share her writing space with us, and she has generously obliged! Karla: Tell me a little bit about your writing space, Diana. Diana: When I knew I would be a real writer it was obvious to me I’d need my own space. Sharing a room and computer with 3 teenage boys and a husband was too distractive. Karla: Boy can I relate to that! I have three adult sons living with me right now. Distraction is an understatement I’d say. Diana: Yes! So my first real office was born. Not having yet made much money from writing I made do with what I had.   Karla: Cabinets! I need cabinets! I love cabinets in an office. Diana: Later, I sold a book and the first thing I did was –write it of course! Then redid my office. I do share the space with my husband but he’s on the other side and is on his computer at night. Karla: I love everything about this — the colors, the cozy space you share with your husband. You guys are very tidy. I’m afraid my husband and I would — well, let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty like this. When do you write? Diana: I write during the day. I’m fortunate to be able to do that. We are empty nesters—who came up with that term? We aren’t birds! Anyway once a week I get to have my grandson and so the house isn’t completely empty and I love that! Karla: Awww, what a cutie! As I type this my granddaughters are here with me. I know what you mean about never having a truly empty house. Love hearing their little voices! Diana: This is what the office looked like after we did it. No more carpet, the chairs will roll across the wood floor so nice! Karla: Love it! Where’d you get the furniture? Diana: The desktops and drawer units are from IKEA. When we were doing the office we forgot 1 piece and had to drive back to Chicago and get it. That’s an 8 hour road trip! Karla: Yikes! Diana: I love that the printer separates my workspace from my husbands as we both like to spread out....

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Brilliant Blog Award Button Reveal!

As I mentioned last week, this year I’m giving away Brilliant Blog Awards! Behold the coveted button: Who knew running such a contest would mean so much graphic design and html? Whew. But I think I have the kinks out. Here’s how it works. (Refer to last week’s post for categories, etc.) I will choose one or more blogs per month to bestow the coveted Brilliant Blog Award button to. The button is then embedded into the blogger’s website. When readers click on the button, they are taken to a survey page where they can nominate the blog for Blog of the Year. Cool, eh? Blog of the Year nominees will be announced Mid-December. Winners will be announced either at the end of the December or the beginning of January. If you’d like to nominate a blog, you may do so here. Who will you nominate this year? Tweet: Nominate a blog for the Brilliant Blog...

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ACFW-Indiana Features Bob Hostetler at March Luncheon

This post is to inform those members of ACFW of an upcoming event for ACFW-Indiana. I am so excited about this I’ve invited my husband to come along! Bob Hostetler  is a dynamic speaker you won’t want to miss. Right click the image below to save to your computer and print. Or download the .pdf here:  ACFWIndianaChapterFlyerMarch2016 Don’t forget to RSVP ASAP!  ...

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