A Woman’s Choice

Currently undergoing revision.

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Publisher: CreateSpace/Amazon
ISBN: 1508519374
LCCN: 2015902876
Formats: Paperback or eBook
Purchasing Links: https://www.createspace.com/5322792 , http://www.amazon.com/Womans-Choice-Barry-Irwin-Brophy/dp/1508519374 , or http://www.amazon.com/Womans-Choice-Barry-Brophy-ebook/dp/B00TSR8VGG/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=

Book Summation:
I hate my life! I’m tired of this place! I can’t continue anymore…rave Katrina’s negative mental voices. Infected by her toxic thoughts of self-loathing, Katrina is incarcerated by her inability to escape bad decisions. But Katrina is not even her real name nor does she know much about her past given her horrific abuse suffered as a human trafficked victim. Stuck working as a bikini barista where money is easy and crime is common, Katrina does not know who she is anymore. Learning she is pregnant, Katrina must make a choice on whether to carry this pregnancy to term or save her employment by terminating it. Ultimately, this choice will begin a cataclysmic series of events that propel her along a journey of self-discovery. Either choice will challenge her to revisit her horrific past. Either choice will confront her with philosophical questions about God. Discover the hardship, depravity, and hurt this woman has endured as she navigates her life out of the ashes.

Author’s Notes: Before I even conceived of attempting this writing project, one of the major convictions upon planning this novel was how I could use the profits generated from book sales to fight human trafficking. In response to this conviction, I have decided to donate half of all profits generated from book sales to go directly to fighting human trafficking locally within the Seattle area. Specifically, these funds will be directed to ministries and nonprofits specializing in victim transport/rescue services, public awareness, and rehabilitation of survivors.

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G.I. Joe: Resurgence, Book One of the Nest Trilogy (Amazon Kindle World’s Novella)

Publisher: Kindle Worlds (September 15, 2014)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
ASIN: B00NMQH27S
Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/G-I-JOE-Resurgence-Novella-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00NMQH27S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1410986243&sr=8-1&keywords=gi+joe+resurgence

Book Summation:
The bond between soldiers on the battlefield is inseparable. Fighting fire fights against a common enemy forges soldiers into relationships emulating family. Fifteen years ago, that family known as G.I. Joe was dissolved as the forces of Cobra and The Coil were decimated around the world. While many Joes have moved on with their lives, others are trapped in the cages of mental illness, addiction, and regret. One such Joe segregated by his own failures of the past is Shipwreck. As a washed up crab boat captain battling post-traumatic stress disorder and alcoholism, Shipwreck will be thrust into circumstances calling him to face his inner demons.

When a U.S. Special Forces team is captured while trying to infiltrate a hidden network of terrorist cells around the world known as The Nest, Shipwreck will be forced to revisit memories of his past as he seeks personal redemption and purpose. Shipwreck will be joined by fellow veterans Stalker and Grand Slam as they adapt their tactics to an enemy mimicking the Cobra Manifesto. This mission appears simple but costly stakes are involved due to the covert identifies of two of the special forces soldiers: the President’s son and Shipwreck’s unknown son he has never met. Without the financial resources of the past nor the support of specific global governments, will the Joes be able to pull off this rescue mission in time?

Join veteran G.I. Joes, Stalker, Shipwreck, Grand Slam, and new comer the Queen of Hearts, as they reinstate the G.I. Joe program to combat a new generation of enemies. G.I. Joe Resurgence is the first story in The Nest Trilogy series.

Indiegogo Campaign to Fund Novel That Fights Human Trafficking

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Help me fund my novel project to fight human trafficking

Thank you for taking the time to review my campaign page. I am a Christian author and blogger named Barry Irwin Brophy inviting you to help combat human trafficking through fiction. The project I am requesting funds for is to publish a novel I have written called A Woman’s Choice that follows the broken life of a rescued human trafficked victim named Katrina originally taken from Albania. Since her captivity, she has fallen into a life of drug addiction and promiscuity leading her to homelessness and a crude job as a bikini barista to fuel her addiction. She discovers she is pregnant and must decide whether to keep or terminate the pregnancy. Her choice in this matter begins a search for the meaning of life and what role Christianity plays in understanding the purpose of life and suffering. Throughout the novel I expose the methods of human trafficking experienced by rescued victims as well as address topics of abortion, sexual immorality, poverty, and drug addiction.

Half of all the profits made from my novel will be donated to The Defenders Foundation and The Genesis Project to fight local human trafficking. The story of my novel, opinions, and experiences of the characters in my novel do not necessarily reflect the mission and values of The Defenders Foundation or The Genesis Project.

What do your contributions pay for?
Your contributions will pay for a publishing package from a self-publishing book company that will copy edit my novel, publish the final copy in paperback, hard copy, and ebook formats, copyright registration, a press release, and video trailer. The press release and video trailer will be marketed to journalists and newspapers across the nation.

What happens to any extra funds that are contributed to this project if they surpass the original goal?
These excess funds will be donated to The Defenders Foundation and The Genesis Project.

What happens to the funds that are contributed to this project if the goal is not met?
The funds will be set aside until I am able to generate my goal of $7000. Indiegogo will take 9% of the funds as a fee. Because I cannot guarantee the availability of hard copies and paperback copies of my novel, under this scenario, all contributors will receive an audio copy of The Weak and Foolish Things of Seattle. Any hard copies or paperback copies that are available will be sent to the top contributors in descending order until there are no more copies to left to distribute.

How will I receive a copy of the novel if I am one of the top Level 2 or Level 3 contributors?
I ask that you leave me your mailing address, email, and phone number so I can contact you. Once the novel is released, I will mail a copy of the book to you. If you do not provide your mailing address, your book will go to the next contributor. In the case of a tie of donations between contributors, the contributor, who donated the earliest, will receive their book before the other contributor and the count will resume in descending order until all books are distributed.

How will I receive an audio copy of your novel The Weak and Foolish Things of Seattle?
I will send one or more emails through my personal account with audio files by which you can download. You will need to leave me your email address when you donate so I can do this otherwise you will not receive the audio files.

Other ways to support me if you cannot contribute any funds.
Prayer is always welcomed and encouraged! You can follow me on one or more of my social media pages through Facebook, WordPress, YouTube, Vimeo, or LinkedIn. If you are a Christian artist, send me a message through one of my social media pages and I will promote you through my Creative Christian Moments blog. You can also volunteer with The Defenders Foundation, The Genesis Project, or any other organization fighting human trafficking. Above all else, become part of the movement to end human trafficking around the world.

Indiegogo Campaign Link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/fight-human-trafficking-through-fiction?show_todos=true

The Weak and Foolish Things of Seattle

Currently undergoing revision.

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The Weak and Foolish Things of Seattle

Below is the summation of a novel I published in 2012 entitled The Weak and Foolish Things of Seattle about a burnt out pastor seeking to find his purpose in Christian ministry. Check out some of my page links for more information.

The Weak and Foolish Things of Seattle centers around a young pastor named James Reese in the Seattle area. Reese is frustrated with ministry and has given up on his ability to minister to his congregation through constant monetary and social problems. Since his years at the ministry, Reese has witnessed members fight over petty arguments, not keep commitments, criticize each other, no longer pray, no longer share the Gospel, and ultimately not reflect Christian values in their interactions towards one another; furthermore, the church is also going bankrupt. Reese has gone weeks without a paycheck. This is every pastor’s worst nightmare.

Reese is given one year to turn his ministry around and start producing results or the denomination leadership will close his church doors forever. As he begins to seek answers as to why his ministry is failing, Reese is given a repeating dream from an unknown source. Throughout the novel Reese tries to figure out how to change his church problems while examining the values of the American church.

With time ticking away, Reese has questions, doubt in himself and God, and struggles towards the question of what does an effective ministry look like and what his role may be in it. As Reese lets his ideas of a successful church model go, he begins to engage in supernatural ministry in the most unusual and unlikely of places in Seattle.

You can pick up a copy in paperback or ebook formats at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, or Books a Million. You can also preview some excerpts from the novel on Google Books, too. If you would like to get in contact with me, please message me on one of my social media sites or leave a comment below.

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Xulon Press: http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781619044517
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Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/The-Weak-Foolish-Things-Seattle/dp/161904451X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381548556&sr=8-1&keywords=the+weak+and+foolish+things+of+seattle
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