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Book Review Goddess of the Wild Thing

Title: Goddess of the Wild Thing

Author: Paul DeBlassie III

Genre: Paranormal Thriller

Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life. In the mystic realms of Aztlan del Sur, Eve and three friends struggle with whether bad love is better than no love and discover that love is a wild thing.

 

Review: As an editor, I’m always quite nitpicky about books I read, but “Goddess of the Wild Thing” was a clever surprise. Exciting dialogue, thrilling characters and a complicated, well-crafted supernatural world, what’s not to love? Fans of paranormal thriller should definitely give this book a try.

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Book Review A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent

Title: A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent

Author: C.S. Whitehurst

Genre: Nonfiction self-help

Just for kicks, have you ever wondered what your parents really want from you in life? Is it you, or do your parents want you to have no real fun? On any given day, do you want to make your parents proud of you and still do what makes you feel really happy within yourself? Of course you do! But the real question has always been, and still is…how? How can we actually get this done?

Well, with A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent, a.k.a “the child-part consoler”, you will get past common misunderstandings by learning how to truly talk, hear, and listen to your parents, guardians or caregivers instead of feeling like you have to run to friends to find some sense of acceptance, understanding, and real connection.

In this book, chock-full of questions and answers gotten directly from the source, you’ll learn what your parents, guardians or caregivers really expect of you—and maybe you’ll even find out how to explain to them what you really expect from them! Not that this book could ever replace a parent, because it can not. But when it comes to openly communicating certain key ideas, this book comes really close.

This tell-all guide contains lots of enlightening explanations and helpful answers to many common kid questions like:

  • What do my parents really want from me?
  • Why do my parents do what they do and say what they say?
  • What do I really need to know about my parents’ parenting skills?
  • How can I keep my parents happy with me?
  • How can I help my parents to help me?
  • How can I get what I want from my parents every time?

A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent is an intro to the secret knowledge of adults which is a set of informations that is mainly covered in the book entitled Surrogate Re-Parenting: A.K.A. Get Your Mind Right, and even more thoroughly covered in the book The Secret Knowledge Of Adults. While this book, A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent is intended for kids 10 and up, the info in this book is beneficial and useful to the intelligent kid parts in all of us. Yes, this means you too.

The information in this book will help you and yours to start to see your parents, not as the enemy, but as the caring human beings they really are, and take the first step toward family unity, understanding, growth, success, and happiness! Both you and your parents really deserve this, and with this book, A-C-T like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K like a Parent, you and your parents can actually achieve this.

A-C-T Like a Kid and T-H-I-N-K Like a Parent intends to improve the relationship between teens and their parents, by explaining to the kids how and why adults do certain things. For example, why a parent would forbid something, or what they really want. Vice versa, it also helps kids by showing them some techniques how they can get their parents to help them, and how to get what they want from their parents, and techniques on how to explain to your parents what is wrong and what you expect from them (and they expect from you).

It’s an interesting book, and the dual parent-kid approach is very insightful. Especially for troublesome teens, I think the book would be a good read. However, I found that although the book is aimed at kids, the subject matter would be too complicated for younger kids, and it’s more appropriate for young teens and older.

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Book Review It Feels Good to Feel Good

Title: It Feels Good to Feel Good

Author: Cheryl Meyer

Genre: Non-Fiction / Health

Got Pain?

This book is for anyone with chronic pain looking for answers. It will give you a place to start. You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of pain and pills.

In this book you will learn:
* What is causing your pain and how to eliminate it.
* How to find a practitioner that will help you gain back your health.
* What’s in your food? Organic, conventional, GMOs processed, fast, canned, dairy, factory farmed meat, soy, water.  Identify your sensitivities and heal your leaky gut.
* Identify the toxins in your life. in  your cosmetics, over the counter drugs,in you kitchen, in your body. Learn how to purge them.
* 34 stress busting ideas, and four simple exercises to reduce your stress.
* 32 suggestions from leading functional experts on how to get a good night’s sleep..
* How to recognize a toxic relationship and make it work or walk away.
* How to tame Anxious Negative Thoughts “ANTs”.
* The importance of movement, even for people who don’t like to move
* How to take control of your health, reduce your inflammation and feel great again!

 

I suffer from fibromyalgia. Occasionally, it gets really bad. Sometimes, I barely feel it. Most days, it’s bearable. I wanted to read “It Feels Good to Feel Good” because I was hoping to find some helpful tips there, because often I’ve found that in changing my diet, the pain tends to go away, or at least diminish somewhat. But then I eat something “bad” again (not knowing it will be “bad” for me) and the pain is back. “It Feels Good to Feel Good” delivered on its promise. Stress-busting ideas that actually work (I already tried a few), valid lessons about food and how to identify your sensitivities. Just by adopting a few of the strategies mentioned in the book, I’ve already managed to diminish my pain levels since my latest flare up of fibromyalgia, and I’m thankful for that.

If you suffer from chronic pain and you believe, like me, that there’s a way to get rid of it or at least diminish it that doesn’t involve pills, read this book.

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Book Review and Giveaway Winner Take All

Title: Winner Take All

Author: Mary Rodgers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: A

Hot shot skier and unrepentant party girl Carly Carrington is on top of the world until a disastrous crash destroys her championship dreams. Can she lower her guard long enough to trust the one man who might be able to heal her body…and her heart?

When it comes to sports doctors, buttoned-up Paul Blackburn is the best of the best. But when Carly upends his carefully ordered little world, will Paul fight his one chance at true love, or go for the gold in… WINNER TAKE ALL.

Carly is an athlete who got into a disastrous crash. Her championship dreams are destroyed… In order for her body and heart to heal, she’ll have to rely on sports doctor Paul Blackburn, the best of the best. They have trust issues at first, but when Carly falls apart and only has Paul to rely on, she realizes she might be able to trust and love him after all.

Loved the romance, how slow it grew between the two of them, and how they were there for each other when it mattered.

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Book Review and Giveaway Girl Within Girl Book 2: Healing

Title: Girl Within Girl Book 2: Healing

Author: S.P. Aruna

Genre: Erotic Thriller

Trapped in a mountain cabin with three, possible four, women….every guy’s dream, right? Or could it turn out to be a nightmare?

Dr. Sean Paisley needs to find out how to bring these women together – his survival depends on it. To make matters worse, he’s in love with all of them….made passionate love to all of them. Throw in a nasty grizzly bear and the dark forces of the government and the situation becomes even more dire.

In the end, he was stuck with Belinda, a hysterical, suicidal, homicidal maniac of a person, confined together in the wilderness of the onset of winter. Now both their lives are at stake.

 

Review: This was an interesting book, not what I expected but it was a fun read all the same. Dr. Sean Paisley is stuck in a mountain cabin with several women… And although that might sound like any guy’s dream, it isn’t, because he’s in love with all of them, has even made love to all of them, and they all like him too – not exactly an ideal situation.

Once I started reading I had trouble stopping, and I really enjoyed the book.

 

 

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Book Review Dirty

Title: Dirty

Author: R.L Kenderson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

He’s a player. She’s too smart to let him in her pants. Until a night of drunken sex has her kicking herself and vowing she’ll never let it happen again. Or will she?

Elise Phillips returns home due to her father’s illness and doesn’t expect to run into an old acquaintance from college. Luke was a player back then and seems to be a player now, and Elise had always prided herself on not being another notch on his bedpost. But when a few rounds of pool and a couple of shots lead to one night of hot sex, Elise knows that it can never happen again.

 

Luke Long has always thought of Elise as the pretty girl that was friends with his roommate’s girlfriend, but now she’s all grown up. When their night of passion rocks Luke’s world he knows he must have her again.

The two enter a friends-with-benefits relationship with the agreement that they’re just going to have fun. But when Elise sees a side of Luke she didn’t know existed, she finds herself falling in love, without realizing there’s a side to her that could ruin it all.

Dirty is the first contemporary romance from paranormal romance author R.L. Kenderson. If you like laughing out loud, sexy book boyfriends, playful couples, and dirty, dirty sex, then you’ll love this fun contemporary romance.

Get your copy of Dirty and start falling in love today!

Elise promised herself she’d never start something with Luke, since he’s a notorious player. But when they share a night of passion, she has trouble staying away from him. And Luke knows he has to have her again… They enter a friends with benefits relationship, but soon enough, Elise feels herself falling in love…

This was an amazing book! I loved the chemistry between Elise and Luke, their playful banter, and how much they were alike and how much they differed. The romance part was excellent, hot and dirty, and the characters were flawed but relatable.

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Book Review Redfern

Title: Redfern

Author: Gary Tinnams

Genre: Science Fiction

“Humans don’t project past their own frequency. It’s why you’re so isolated as a species. The beings of other frequencies can only witness what you build and feel what you destroy.”

Earth – Tomorrow – The Singularity:-

The machines have taken over and mankind is cast out.

Millennia later, the inhospitable planet of Redfern is in the process of being made habitable for the proposed rebirth of the entire human race. All is proceeding as planned until Enforcer, Ted Holloway, witnesses the unexpected appearance of a long dead and former friend – A man who can become invisible and immaterial, a man that can penetrate any and all security.

A man whose very existence should be impossible.

As Ted and his superior, Lisa Carmichael, investigate further, they face dangers and creatures that challenge their very concept of reality and also encounter the colony’s caretaker Machine Mind and the human Security Commissioner, both of whom have opposing and intricate agendas of their own.

For the true nature of Redfern is stranger and more deadly than anything Holloway or Carmichael can possibly imagine.

And it could change or destroy humanity forever…

Review: What impressed me the most  about Redfern was the writing style. It was fluent and still managed to tell the reader enough details to picture every scene. The characters felt like real people, epsecially Ted and Lisa. The story is very creative, and the plot keeps surprising the reader.

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