Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Juche 1-4 Box set by Adria Carmichael

 Juche 1-4 Box set

by Adria Carmichael

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GENRE: YA Dystopian

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BLURB:

Just when Areum - daughter of a privileged family in the totalitarian state of Choson (North

Korea) - thought she was free from her personal prison, her world collapses around her as her

family is taken away in the middle of the night to a hell-like camp in the mountains where people

who have strayed from the righteous path are brutally re-educated through blood, sweat, tears,

and starvation.

There she has to fight for survival together with the family she hates and is forced to re-evaluate

every aspect of her life until then: her deep resentment toward her twin sister; her view of her

father in the face of mounting evidence that he is a traitor with the blood of millions of fellow

countrymen on his hands; and even her love and affection for the Great General - the eternal

savior and protector of Choson, whom she had always considered her true father.

Note from the author:

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like when seen through an indoctrinated mind?

This is a topic that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember, so when I came up with the

idea to write a book many years ago, I decided to create it from the viewpoint of a victim of

indoctrination… which in the end became Areum (the protagonist of the story).

What I try to explore in this story is how deep the indoctrination of a 14-year old girl can run and

how much “reality” it can be exposed to before breaking… if it will break at all. As a comparison,

the defectors from North Korea who arrive in South Korea are isolated for three months in a de-

programming facility called Hanawon before they are allowed to join society where they go

through this process in a more controlled (and less brutal) way than Areum.

I hope you will enjoy this slightly different take on the dystopian genre!



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EXCERPT

Cranes sang songs of joy from the mountain tops.

Double rainbows appeared in the sky.

The aggressors from the west were defeated. The invaders from the east were expunged. The

traitors from the south were put at bay.

The people of Choson were finally free to create their own destiny, and so a hermit kingdom of

people’s rule rose from the ashes, and the doors to the enemies of the outside world were

closed, never to be opened again.

The world around them moved on. Years passed. Decades passed. Peace and prosperity

spread throughout the world, and nothing was heard from the secluded hermit paradise.

Then one day, people started emerging from its closed borders. The stories they brought with

them were, however, not of a paradise on earth. Instead, what they depicted were horrors so

vile and cruel that they almost exceeded human comprehension.

Little had the people of the kingdom known when they closed its doors to the outside world, that

the vilest beast of all was still lurking among their midst, and as soon as the curtains had been

drawn, the beast unleashed its reign of terror upon the people, not stopping until it had crushed

and enslaved every soul within its reach.

The beast now rules the kingdom from a throne of human misery and agony.

No one alive has ever encountered this beast, but everybody knows its name.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Adria Carmichael is a writer of dystopian fiction with a twist. When she is not devouring

dystopian and post-apocalyptic content in any format - books, movies, TV-series and

PlayStation games - she is crafting the epic and highly-addictive Juche saga, her 2020 debut

novel series that takes place in the brutal, totalitarian nation of Choson. When the limit of doom

and gloom is reached, a 10K run on a sunny day or binging a silly sitcom on a rainy day is her

go-to way to unwind.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20581191.Adria_Carmichael

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Adria-Carmichael-591550164840779

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adria_carmichael_author/?hl=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AdriaCarmichael

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/adria-carmichael

Amazon Buy links:


Juche 1 – The Demon of Yodok:

Juche 2 – The Weeping Masses:







Juche 3 – The Storm of Storms:







Juche 4 – Freedom or Death: 







Juche 1-4 Box Set:




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Thursday, September 15, 2022

Improbable MD by Derek Robinson

 

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In Improbable MD, Dr. Derek J. Robinson traces his unlikely journey from fishing on the bayous of Louisiana, to an ER and helicopter flight physician in Chicago, to leadership in some of the US’ largest health care organizations.

The grandson of a sharecropper and son of a single mother, Derek grew up in a working-class neighborhood in Shreveport, LA. A graduate of the city’s public schools, he saw first-hand the difference that access to quality education and health care made within his own family. He shares how his dream of being a doctor became a reality, despite the odds, and why he believes mentoring and investing in young people is vital to the health of our nation.

Robinson takes the reader inside the ER, where he has treated victims of gun violence and shares how spilt-second clinical decisions and the trust of his patients, shaped his appreciation for being a doctor, But, even with many years of training, he exposes how it feels to reach the limits of what he can offer patients and even shares the pain and lessons he has learned from the illness and loss of family members. Beyond the walls of the ER, Dr. Robinson explains how he became a business leader in health care and an influential voice in boardrooms.

Through sharing his inspirations and tribulations, Dr. Robinson inspires readers to push beyond both self-doubt and external obstacles to pursue their dreams. In telling his story, he shares the roles that faith, friendship, love, and fatherhood have played in his life, and he hopes to motivate readers to chart their own journeys to successful and fulfilling lives.

About the Author:
Derek J. Robinson is a board-certified physician in Emergency Medicine. He is vice president and chief medical officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, a division of Health Care Service Corporation – the nation’s largest non-investor owned health insurance company. In this role, he leads the care management operations division and serves as the company’s primary health care expert.

Dr. Robinson continues to provide clinical care to patients in the ER at the University of Illinois Chicago where he is a clinical associate professor of emergency medicine. His unique perspective on the complexities of healthcare, including his past service as a health care federal regulator, have enabled him to influence the transformation of health care for Americans. He has been featured on WTTW, WMAQ, WLS-TV, BNC, and other news outlets discussing important health care issues and social topics.

A native of Shreveport, LA. Dr. Robinson resides in Chicago, IL with his wife and two sons. When he is not working, he enjoys swimming, cycling, fishing, and spending time outdoors. For more on Derek Robinson and his memoir Improbable MD visit: http://www.DrDerekRobinson.com

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Silhouette by Paul Swingle

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