IOC to review Olympic boxing, requests revenues audit

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make a review of International Boxing Association (AIBA) and Olympic boxing after the Rio Games. The sport will be reevaluated after the scandals with controversial scoring during the Olympic boxing tournament. “Clearly, any issues raised in the sport will form part of this consideration,” confirmed the IOC via its communication department to Fightnews.com®.

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JOE HART: ZOEY’S STRUGGLE IN THE LAST GIRL IS ONLY THE BEGINNING

Joe Hart shined in the literary world with his novel The River is Dark. He did it very well with the book that received almost 500 reviews with average 4.2 Amazon stars. His new title The Last Girl was released on March 1. The novel was part of Kindle First program and jumped to the top of Amazon ranks. The story is the start of Dominion trilogy.

It’s a great pleasure to welcome once again at Land of Books Joe Hart. If you missed our previous interview with him, check it out here.

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– Joe, what the readers will find in your new novel The Last Girl?
– They’ll find a world devastated by the precipitous drop in the female birthrate, an organization set on finding a solution to the crisis no matter what the cost, and an indomitable young woman named Zoey who only wants the truth.
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RACHEL HAUCK: THE WEDDING CHAPEL ASKS HOW LONG DOES TRUE LOVE WAIT

USA Today bestselling author Rachel Hauck finished very strongly last year with her last novel The Wedding Chapel. The book is a nice follow up of her hits The Wedding Dress and Georgia On Her Mind. We’ve got a great chance to dig deep into the writing world of our next guest.

Let me introduce to you lady Rachel Hauck.

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– Rachel, what is your last book The Wedding Chapel about?
– It’s a story about 60 year old wedding chapel in which there has never been a wedding. It looks at the mystery of love, and asks, “How long does true love wait?”
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MELANIE HARLOW: I AM TAKING AN INSPIRATIONAL BREAK AFTER HAPPY CRAZY LOVE SERIES

Melanie Harlow just finished her trilogy Happy Crazy Love. The last part of the series Some Sort of Love was published at the beginning of February. We wanted to get in touch with our next guest in the last few months, but she was busy completing her last book.

Finally, we are glad to welcome Melanie Harlow at Land of Books. We will concentrate our chat around book 2 of Happy Crazy Love series.

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– Melanie, what is your book Some Sort of Crazy about?

– It’s a friends to lovers romance about Miles and Natalie, who spent their summers together as kids and always had great chemistry but never gave in to it before.
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KATHRYN CROFT: I AM BLOWN AWAY BY THE SALES OF THE GIRL WITH NO PAST

One of the best psychological thrillers for 2015 was released in October by Kathryn Croft. The Girl With No Past won many followers to the British author. The good news for the fans of our next guest is the premiere of the sequel – The Girl You Lost.
We are happy to welcome at Land of Books Kathryn Croft.

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– Kathryn, what is your book The Girl With No Past about?
– The book is about a young woman called Leah, whose past comes back to haunt her. She lives a reclusive life as a self-inflicted punishment for something she did when she was younger but now someone has found out what happened and begins a reign of terror against her.
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PENELOPE WARD: THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE IN ROOMHATE WAS TO SEPARATE THE STORY FROM MY OTHER BOOKS

Penelope Ward creates another big hit with her new novel RoomHate. The book was released few days ago, but already received well deserved positive feedback. So far 270 reviewers gave the decent average of 4,6 Amazon stars.
Our next guest is NY Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Let me introduce to you lady Penelope Ward.

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© Angela Rowlings 2013

– Penelope, what is your book RoomHate about?
RoomHate is a story about two estranged friends who inherit a summer house and must share it. The story follows the evolution of their reconnection with several plot twists thrown in.
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LAUREL SAVILLE: NORTH OF HERE IS ULTIMATELY A LOVE STORY BETWEEN DAMAGED PEOPLE

Laurel Saville is getting ready for her new release North of Here. The book will have a premiere on March 1, but already is a hot title and is standing solidly near the top of Kindle Amazon rankings.

Our next guest is well established author and writer of articles, that were published in LA Times Magazine, The Bark, NYTimes.com and many other popular publications. It’s a great pleasure to introduce to you Laurel Saville.

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– Laurel, what is your book North of Here about?
– Set in the Adirondack Park / North Country area of upstate New York, the book follows the intersecting fates of four very different people who are trying to create meaning and structure in their lives: Miranda is a 23-year old woman trying to find her footing after a series of tragedies befall her privileged family; Dix is a 30-year old, local handyman whose humble demeanor belies a more complex background; Darius is a charming narcissist who tries to build a back-to-nature commune; Sally is a no-nonsense social worker who tries to fix problems and people. There is a lot of searching and frustrated ambition, the characters are often not what they seem, there are many fumbled attempts to help each other, but the book is ultimately a love story between damaged people and also with a very challenging landscape.
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LAURA SPINELLA: GHOST GIFTS WAS INSPIRED BY THE THINGS WE CAN’T EXPLAIN

Laura Spinella’s Ghost Gifts is set for release on March 1. The novel made a big jump into Kindle Amazon’s bestselling list and topped the ranking. Days before the official premiere the title already gathered almost 500 reviews with average 4.5 stars.
It’s always interesting to meet an author who just made the big break. Check out our cool conversation with Laura Spinella.

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– Laura, what is your book Ghost Gifts about?
Ghost Gifts is the story of Aubrey Ellis—a woman haunted by her psychic abilities. All she wants is an ordinary life. But when the remains of a girl gone twenty years turn up, she is drawn into a murder mystery. Who will discover the answers first—savvy reporter Levi St John, or Aubrey and the ghosts who haunt her?
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MELISSA LENHARDT: STILLWATER STARTED AS A MODERN DAY RETELLING OF JANE AUSTEN’S PERSUASION

Melissa Lenhardt made the big break in the literary world with her novel Stillwater. The book was published in October 2015. The story received a lot of positive feedback with the readers giving an average of 4.5 Amazon stars. Melissa will have a very busy year, because two more novels by her are waiting for their premiere.
It’s a great pleasure to speak with our next guest for her amazing debut. Let’s welcome Melissa Lenhardt.

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– Melissa, what is your book Stillwater about?
STILLWATER is the story of an ex-FBI agent who takes the job as Chief of Police in small-town East Texas thinking it will be a nice, easy gig, but who ends up investigating two murders, fifty years apart, that share a surprising connection that will rattle the town to its core.
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WESTON OCHSE: GRUNT TRAITOR FOCUSES ON POST TRAUMATIC STRESS SYNDROME

Weston Ochse published the second part of Grunt series – Grunt Traitor last year. The novel received very nice feedback from the readers, who are waiting for the third part. Our next guest’s books were nominated and won several awards. He wrote 25 novels and currently is living in Arizona desert. Let’s say welcome to Weston Ochse.

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– Weston, what is your last book Grunt Traitor about?

Grunt Traitor is the second book of the Grunt series which focuses on the effects of PTSD and how people develop methods (for good and bad) of overcoming them. The novel centers around Los Angeles where the unnamed aliens are terraforming. Strange flora and fauna are appearing and upon investigation, it becomes apparent that each one was developed and cultivated for a specific purpose.
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