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Paradise of The Wolf by Benjamin J. Burton


Paradise of The Wolf is a haunting journey through the mind of a young woman as she deals with grief, loss, abandonment and ultimately acceptance.

An inhuman serial killer is stalking the streets of South Florida.

The police are baffled—but one woman, Chelsi Villanueva, has an idea of who, or what, the killer is. The only problem? She can’t just go the police because she saw it in her nightmares!

But as the killings continue, Chelsi does more than just dream about what’s happening.

She starts seeing things on a new level…and realizes that dreams aren’t always what they seem.

Paradise of The Wolf, written by Benjamin J. Burton, is a story of monsters and murder, but also of love and loss.

It is an exciting and terrifying tale that will keep you up late at night.

“She saw those same two yellow, golden dots, but now she could see a little of what they were attached to. Whatever it was, it was HUGE! Despite the limited visibility, the full moon was out; she could see the profile. The creature seemed about six or seven feet tall. She only saw its silhouette. It looked human in shape but covered with…fur that appeared to gleam red in the moonlight!”

In this gripping psychological thriller, author Benjamin J. Burton presents a modern horror classic that takes readers deep into the dark recesses of the human psyche.

Set in Miami, Paradise of the Wolf follows Chelsi Villanueva as she struggles to find herself after the tragic death of her mother. But when she starts to have disturbing visions, strange occurrences begin to happen around her, and her life turns upside down. Unable to trust anyone, she soon finds herself consumed by a mysterious and deadly entity known as “The Beast” that seems to have taken over her dreams.

When Chelsi finally discovers what The Beast truly is, she must learn to find the courage to fight it and come to terms with her past before it destroys her future.

Path to Happiness by Jennifer Deutsch


A once tight family is ripped apart by circumstances no one can control. Sometimes life throws a curve ball, and a parent is unexpectedly lost. A new set of rules, new habits, and responsibilities come with drastic change. Relationships are challenged and pushed to new boundaries. Envy, jealousy, rivalry, and fear all work together, trying to destroy what once was a nuclear family of happiness.

What happens when the other parent suffers life changing illnesses and injuries? Siblings, who were once close, lose communication skills, with each processing losses in their own way. Expectations change, misunderstandings accrue almost daily, and leads to fighting for what each believes is their rightful inheritance. 

When yet another family member suffers a tragedy, will the emotions that pulled them apart in the first place, bring them full circle to understand one another, bring second chances, and help them find the path to happiness?

Jennifer Deutsch is Reading Intervention Teacher who lives in upstate New York. 

“I have a hard-working husband who supports all of my endeavors, and two beautiful children who are growing bigger by the day.  I work to balance this thing we call life, and it is not always easy.  I am constantly looking for easier ways to do things, ways to save time, and stay organized. I work with inner-city students who have so much resting on their shoulders but who deserve the same chance at becoming great readers and having amazing teachers as any other child in America. I work to show my students how many doors will open for them when they learn how to be great readers. I try to teach my students and my own children that good things come with time, dedication, and hard work.”

So, you want to be a writer!

So, you want to be a writer! Many of us have this dream, and some of us make it an actual goal. Getting your dream turned into a goal—and becoming the writer you want to be—can be filled with obstacles that you might need help navigating 

With this weekly blog, I’ll be sharing advice, tips, and suggestions that hopefully will assist you in your writing process.

Each of us has inspiration to become a writer, woven from the events, situations, and the passage of time in our lives.

You might have a significant event that completely changed the trajectory of your life that you wish to share with others. Perhaps to explain how you dealt with something and offer advice to others in similar situations, an easier way, or better way, to resolve whatever the issue(s) are.

That might become a self-help book, or a guidebook. Or it could be something written in a diary type form, or journal. 

Maybe you did well in English or writing classes in school, and you were told you had potential as a writer. And you’ve thought about it for a long time but have no real idea of how to begin.

With these things being said, I am going tell a bit of my story of becoming a writer.

All my life, I can recall my mother’s friends telling me I should be a writer. I would write letters to some of these family friends, and they would respond, telling me that it sounded like a story—and it made them laugh, cry, or whatever emotion I expressed in my letters.

In high school, I took a creative writing class and while I enjoyed it and did well in the class, I didn’t pursue it beyond high school.

Over the course of many years, many jobs, growth, and changes in my personal life, I still didn’t take any classes, or try to write an actual story about anything. The thought to do it was always in the back of my mind, but I had no idea where to start.

Then, once my kids were grown and I found myself with some time on my hands, I found an online school that offered several different courses. I started with Personal Style. It was exciting. I learned a lot, did projects, and earned a certificate. Then I tried the Event Planning course they offered. I learned that I did NOT want to be an event planner very quickly! Once I earned that certificate, the school then offered a Creative Writing course. I couldn’t wait to sign up!

Most all of what I was taught, I already seemed to know, on one level or another. I did learn some things I didn’t know, and I was encouraged by my professor to seek a publisher for a particular story I’d written that happened to be a true story.

Finding a publisher can be daunting! I was told that I could send out twenty inquiries and get twenty rejects! It can be a humbling experience. You’re at an advantage, as you’ve found Centaur Books already! As the adage goes: You’ll never know if you don’t try.

Through a published writer, I made a few phone calls and connected with John Paul Owles, the publisher at Joshua Tree Publishing. He liked the story I had written and from there, he published my first book and another three since then over the last three years. The way it happened for me was not in any way, shape or form, the way I ever fantasized that my writing career would happen! I encourage you to not give up and be open to diversity. 

I say to you, as a burgeoning author, write your story, whatever it is. You know you’ve wanted to for however long it’s been in your mind. Get it on paper, online, and submit it. You don’t know unless you try. 

For all the years I’d thought about writing and never did, I was astounded that my dream became a reality, and my goal to write more books has taken me even further. 

Please join me next time when I’ll write more about the process, inspiration, and motivation. 

Connection Terminated by Tanay Pant

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“There were twelve people, alive and breathing, 
on this submarine yesterday. Today, there are ten.”

When Elijah Smith, an acclaimed Navy recruit, was given the opportunity to board a real submarine with nine other recruits to test their mental, physical, and tactical prowess, he was ecstatic. Even better, his best friends, Rohan and Laila, had been selected as well! After months of dedication, it seemed like things were finally going his way. Hours later, however, as he and his friends go to investigate a disturbance, they begin to realize that they are trapped with a murderer . . . ten-thousand feet underwater.

As events continue to unfold rapidly, alliances and rivalries are made and torn as crewmates discover clues, attempt to fix sabotaged hardware, and figure out a way to communicate with the surface. Relationships between siblings, friends, and past mentors are put under tremendous strain. Questions and accusations are thrown around for the killer’s identity. Losing faith in those around him, Elijah struggles with his own personal questions of sanity and insomnia. What can he do if he can’t even trust himself?

Only one thing is clear. As the death toll increases, the survivors must find a way to work together. Otherwise, the beautiful vessel they were so excited to board may soon become their coffin.

Tanay Pant is a student who lives with his family and dog in Illinois. He has been writing for as long as he can remember, starting out with scrappy comic books made out of notebook paper before completing Connection Terminated, his second published novel. In his spare time, he enjoys writing for the school newspaper, playing sports with his friends, or listening to music a bit louder than he should.

Book Details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Centaur Books (May 19, 2023)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 174 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1956823336
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1956823332
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.44 x 9 inches
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