Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Balkan Sisters

The Legend says that Dracula, the Balkans’ Devil, was buried at the isolated Snagov Monastery not far from Bucharest, Romania. History has it that the Monastery was a torture chamber. Near to the end of the twentieth century, killing fields spread around this beautiful peninsula and most of them were in Yugoslavia, the biggest country in this part of the world. Many people never escaped from those bloody prisons. Even today, when they no longer exist, screams coming from the sites of the prisons are loud and painful. They remind us that even walls can’t keep secrets; they share stories of haunted souls that refuse to let peace breathe freely. The difference between you, me and them is that they are trapped in the darkness of their ghost towns and we are following the shadows of our ignorant world. Nevertheless, in the belly of our Earth Mother, they wait for us. When you hear the doorbell it will be too late to run or to hide. They will be pushing through. They will be delivered right before your eyes. As your path closes, their path will be a wide open way of possibilities.

Available on Amazon

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Book review of "Researching the Heart" by author Olive Youngly

The story line of this book was easy to follow, yet it was intriguing enough that I looked forward to reading more. The main character Sylvia, a young, attractive, and strong-willed woman took this book from ordinary to extraordinary. Interactions between her and other characters, especially Dr. Jonathan Philip-Hankle were presented in creative but down to earth way.

The author had a way with words that made me as a reader to connect with the plot, the setting, the characters, and their lifestyle. My favorite line of Researching the Heart, which dictated the story, was: “Sometimes the things you fear are the best things in your entire life. Sometimes those things are your victories.”

I highly recommend this book.

 Readers can find more about Researching the Heart and the author on Amazon 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Book review of Not Flowers, but Love by the author Krys Batts

Not Flowers, but Love has engaging content, easy to follow format and most importantly substance.  Descriptive language painting a creative and romance-filled picture simply drew me in and kept my attention all the way through. It is a beautiful story that proves love can happen at any time despite the circumstances. I especially enjoyed blended emotions presented in this work that are able to pull the reader’s heartstrings as well as to take him or her into the world of sharing a better and deeper emotions.

The main character Jamie is building a successful career while overcoming her painful past. She has no courage or will to ultimately be open to trusting and learning to love again. Yet she is forced to drift away from her path.

This is a well- written book; one that stays in the reader’s mind long after the last page has been turned. I definitely look forward to reading more books from this author.  

Readers can find more about Not Flowers, but Love and the author Krys Batts on Amazon

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Straight Out Of The Box:The Poetry Style Of S.L Batts

Fifteen of Sherlene Batts’s most inspiring poems. Separated into three chapters, poems to Motivate, poems to Inspire and poems Willy Nilly style, which means these are poems that contain urban lingo, and explicit lingo.

                                                                                           About Author

Sherlene Batts is a poet and writer. She was born and raised in Houston TX and attended Forest Brook Senior High School. She graduated in 1980. She also attended the University Of Houston/downtown College where she took some courses in Psychology. Some of the poems in "Straight Out Of The Box" center around her everyday life, prayer, and her faith in God. Poets who influenced her are Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Phylis Wheatley.

Readers can find more about Sherlene and her work on Amazon 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Awakening Her-Book for Men by author Maja Monrue

"Awakening Her" is the first book of its kind. It is a hybrid of new philosophy, informal psychology, and everyday life. This amazing book is being launched on Kickstarter
A unique guide to loving a modern woman, including real-life stories, and lively illustrations.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Interview with author of Herbal Lore, K.J. Simmill

This book covers a wide range of herbs and their uses in both medicinal and magical practices, including sections detailing extraction and application. It also provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on making a wide range of items encompassing creams, herbal bags, incense, salves, tinctures, and poultices.

Presented in an easy to understand format, with an added definition of terms, making it an asset to anyone wishing to utilise the beneficial properties of herbs.

What was your inspiration for this book?
I had kept a record of herbs and their uses in both medicine and magical practices for a long time, which I used not only on a personal front, but as a guide for my non-fiction fantasy writing. It was only when I gave a copy of my research to a friend, and others asked if they could also have a copy, I realised there was nothing like it on the existing market. Since I was already about to publish my first fantasy novel I decided I should release this also.

What is your favorite scene/part in your book?
The methods and application section. In this part I detail all the various ways to obtain herbal extracts (from decoction to tincture) and how to create the tools for applying it (compresses, poultices, lotions etc). That said, the section on making magical items is a close second.

What books and authors have most influenced you?
Thomas Bartham and David Hoffmann are both amongst the books I keep returning to. In a non-fiction writing sense it was more the fact that I couldn't find a book with the information I sought, thus I compiled it myself.

Special Note: Herbal Lore is sold until March 31st for only 99¢ and 15% of this book's royalties go to The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) who provide practical and emotional support to military personnel, their families and other entitled civilians when they are in hospital, rehabilitation or recovery centres and support patients from all three services, wherever they serve.

                                                                                             About Author

K.J. Simmill is a British author with books released in both the fantasy and non-fiction genres. It is her intention to ensure each book she writes will donate a percentage of her royalties to a good cause. She is a qualified Usui Reiki master, with certifications in various fields of holistic therapy. inclusive of aromatherapy, crystal healing, colour therapy, ethereal Reiki, Indian head massage, shaman power Reiki, sound therapy, and massage therapy. She has also spent many years researching various practices of magic and herbal medicine. She is also currently working towards a herbal practitioner qualification. When she is not writing, she is an avid reader and a passionate gamer. It is K.J's aim for each one of her titles to donate a percentage of the author royalties to a different charity. Herbal Lore is donating 15% to The St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) and Darrienia is donating 10% to the University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) charity directed towards the Neonatal intensive care unit.

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