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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Kisho Now here’s a treat for dog-lovers! Author of multiple short stories for children, Jarod Twiford, has lately released his first children’s book, Kisho. This plot line is unique and has an closing that readers will not see arriving. Everyone loves a hero story. But in Kisho, the hero is an animated creature that is not actually animated nor is he an animal! Here we have a young boy who in private enjoys watching animated films. He experiences a magical transmutation into an animated persona from a film and commences an adventure of a lifetime. Imminent tragedy, earthquakes, romance, adventure and discovering true happiness are all a part of the plot line in Kisho. Jarod Twiford has been publishing for young people for about six years before the release of this book. After intensive research and scrupulous care to detail, he picked the name for the leading character because Kisho means "one who knows his own mind". His profound use of many breeds of canines by all odds lent more power to the characters' personalities. Though I felt a few areas were a little hurried over by the writer, it for certain uses an interesting and fairly strange theme. This book is certain to entertain and be read multiple times by readers. ISBN#: 1-4241-0525-0 Author: Jarod Twiford Publisher: Publish America

Friday, November 8, 2013

Amapols

Amapola is a marvelous and exciting novel by Alan Heywood. The characters are just lucky to be in the right place or maybe lucky. Some parts are similar to James Bond movies. I enjoy the occasional humor Heywood uses throughout Amapola and the strength of female characters. There is also much focus on how friends are important.

The main character is George Maverick, a retired major. He has not been able to forget a Costa Divan girl named Sakai. She won his heart though they were separated for a time. George believed he did right by leaving her but time hadn't helped him her over her. He passes time with an import export business which means he visits Mexico occasionally. His sister's family helps him fill a void since he isn't married. A drug gang kills his brother-in-law and niece which really angers him. George has a chance to get revenge when the government ask his help in fighting drug cartel. He goes on the adventure triggered by anger with hopes of seeing Sakai again.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Letter Writer

As a writer, I believe The Letter must have been a really interesting challenge for writer Roxanna Russell. This work of fiction is in reality an assemblage of 14 short stories – all centering on some sort of letter; the Suicide Note, the Closure Letter, Love Letter, Fan Letter and so on. Yet the book is also a novel, in that each chapter is focused on a specific family and each chapter ties into the next. The three chief characters are Mark, his wife, Carol and his son Jack. Mark and Carol get together in dire circumstances, fall in love and bring up children who develop into adults with lives of their own. Each major life changing instant is emphasized with an accompanying letter penned by someone in the family. The author’s wit, passion and admiration of people in her live are evident within the first few pages of The Letter. She arouses issues so subtly that you barely know they are there. For example, is it improper for Jan to sell herself to save her father? I think not. The Letter reinforces that intent is what considering the rights and wrongs of life decisions actually comes down to. It was both a pleasure and an honor to read The Letter. ISBN#: 1-4137-9311-8 Author: Roxanna Russell Publisher: Publish America

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Traci's Story

Tracie’s Story: Book Review Tracie’s Story, by Marguerite Ashton, had absorbed me into the story straight from the beginning, and I had trouble tearing myself away from the book the whole way to the close. This is very a impressing narrative that is based on a real story of a woman brought up by an alcoholic single mother. As a child, Tracie courageously takes on the barrage of troubles, contempt and responsibilities of dealing with a helplessly intoxicated parent – but it leaves her emotionally marked. While driving under the influence, the careless mother imposes a lasting and open impairment on her child that serves as a never-ending reminder of her past. Every mirror, every pair of eyes reflects her abnormality and this becomes an agony for Tracie. As an adult, she battles with her inner ogres and the mind-numbing dependencies to both alcohol and her work. Marguerite Ashton applies a direct and simple writing style that enfolds the reader in Tracie’s world so profoundly that the real world fades away for a little while. The conclusion left me with a feeling that the book is not completed. Yet, because I was thinking about it for days, I would have to say the conclusion was rather effective. ISBN#: 1-4137-7386-9 Author: Marguerite Ashton Publisher: Publish America

Friday, September 6, 2013

Her Backyard

Her Backyard by Doreen Lewis is an adventure, romance novel that portrays a career woman in the center of self-discovery. It is about drawing options that may not be so painless to make and complicated relationships between co-workers, siblings and friends. I am sure that many readers within the age group between 30 and 40 will find a link with Audrey, the chief character. Audrey and her sister Ava have a adjoining, close – occasionally tense, other times clownish – relationship. Their mother passed when they were young and now they were about to lose thier father as well. Audrey comes back home for the funeral and meets up with an old flame that helps her come to terms with what is lacking in her life. Office politics were exhausting and career thirsty colleagues were beginning to both gravel and deplete her. She starts to question her alternatives in life and is presented with suitable alternatives that play tug-of-war with her mind. At long last, tired and emotionally wrought she is presented the chance to choose the path of content happiness. Audrey learns to arrive at a decision established upon her needs, instead of attempting to live up to the out of the question lifestyle society promotes. Her Backyard unquestionably has a plot line that I believe many women can associate with. Career women have to make many sacrifices and there are times when one enquires if this lifestyle is genuinely full satisfying all their needs. I think Doreen Lewis has written a fine book depicting this enigma. ISBN#: 0976091941 Author: Doreen Lewis Publisher: Helm Publishing

Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Dad Wears Orange Polka Dot Socks

Bright colored sheets just inside the tough book cover for certain set the climate for this superior book geared for children between the ages of 4 and 8. The primary character is a young boy who is urgently fretting over the class response to his peculiar family. He fears the day the children in his schoolroom are due to introduce their characterizations of their families. Much to his pleasure, he sees his family is not so odd after all. Parents and teachers will for certain find the yoga-loving dad with orange polka-dotted socks is surely to get the giggles rolling. The astonishing illustrations hold attention to the page. As youth, we are frequently captivated by other family’s doors and what lays on the far side of them. When we find that all the oddities and deviations live in everyone’s family, it makes it easier to accept our families and our place in them. This is an important life skill that would for certain help to ground little people at this age. Educators and caretakers may find this book valuable in social and family studies. Children are encouraged to individualize the book on the first page and create a list of their family and their personality traits on the last page – thus making this book more interactive." ISBN#: 0974430722 Author: Kristin Joy Humes Illustrations: Loel Barr Publisher: Merry Lane Press

Monday, August 12, 2013

Crest of Eagles

Jocelyn has an superior knowledge and understanding of the writing craft. The author weaves multiple, potent, leading personas and two entirely different time frames masterfully. Crest of Eagles reminds me of a few of the distinguished works of Wilbur Smith. This book for certain rates with a few of the best that I have critiqued up to now and I would not hesitate to give Crest of Eagles the greatest ranking available. Mandhla is taken prisoner by terrorists during an assault of a mission run by Caucasian race with benevolent hearts for children who had no one to turn to. Everyone was unmercifully killed except those who could not be converted into soldiers or harlots. Peter Kennedy, leader of the top armed forces team, set out to save the children, but in fouling the job, Peter gained the retaliation of one very confused boy. Kuru joins Peter in the war against the terrorists with the desire of saving his brother – never dreaming that when he did meet Mandhla again, it would be as foes. Ancient tribal religion works its way into present day. The lives of Tcana, a high priestess, and Rebecca, a bombshell journalist, are connected in some rather cosmic mode - though they live centuries apart. Romance, adventure, suspense, ancient tribal history and contemporary action – this book has it all! Crest of Eagles is destined to be among the most dog-eared fiction books in my collection. ISBN#: 0976773252 Author: Jocelyn Howe Publisher: A Better Be Write Publisher

Sunday, July 28, 2013

50 Things Every Guy Should Know

Living the life of a guy isn't lawsy easy. IA guy's life is more than baout keeping a good job or being a father for his children. It's hurling a football, grilling a steak, repairing things around the home and coaching athletic squads. It's telling jokes, playing golf and choosing a beer. You can easily get lost. Now there's assistance. "50 Things Every Guy Should Know How To Do: Celebrity and Expert Advice on Living Large" (Plume, $13), edited by Daniel Kline and Jason Tomaszewski, furnishes tips and hints on those essential guy skills and more-including decking out your car, playing poker, grooming for a date, holding up in bed and even starting your own business-from knowledgeable people including "Queer Eye"'s Carson Kressley, poker legend Amarillo Slim, comic Carrot Top, film critic Leonard Maltin, former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar and "The Surreal Life" producer Mark Cronin. This book is an all-in-one resource to help you manage all the demands made on men in modern life. It makes a great gift for any man who needs to know how to endure life's rugged patches and enjoy the delights of manhood. It requires more than battle gear to be a man… it takes the advice in this book.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

5 Italian Cookbook Suggestions

Top Italian Cook Books Like Italian cooking? Jere's a list of five recommended cookbnooks choc ful or Itlian recipes to tept your tastebuds. 365 Easy Italian Recipes Anniversary Edition ~ Rick M. O'connell ~ This collection of 365 recipes won’t leave you wondering what Italian dish to serve. With tasty creations like spaghetti and meatballs, eggplant parmigiana, chicken cacciatore, and shrimp scampi, you'll find plenty to tempt the taste buds of your family and friends. And of course you can't forget the dessert! Add some Italian cheesecake or cassata alla siciliana to top off a meal. Molto Gusto: Easy Italian Cooking ~ Mario Batali ~ In this 272-page book you'll find several mouthwatering Italian recipes like Summer Caprese Salad, Spaghetti alla Carbonara and lots more. Learn how easy it is to create delicious Italian meals at home without any special equipment. Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes ~ Nigella Lawson ~ Italian cooking often has people thinking of fancy meals that require lots of ingredients and tons of patience to prepare. But think again! In this 288-page book, Nigella shows you just how easy Italian cooking can be. You’ll find quick and easy recipes like Spaghettini with Lemon and Garlic Breadcrumbs, Baby Eggplant, just to name a few! Kay's Italian Cookies (Easy Italian Cooking) ~ Dennis Biancuzzo ~ When you’re cooking Italian, you can’t forget the desserts. In this handy 104-page book you’ll find recipes for authentic Italian cookies and some Italian-American cookie recipes as well. The Italian Slow Cooker ~ Michele Scicolone ~ Best-selling author and expert on Italian cooking, Michele Scicolone has put together this 240-page cookbook (complete with pictures) that will help you create mouthwatering authentic Italian meals without spending all day in the kitchen. She’ll show you how with just a few minutes preparation you can create delicious Italian meals easily with your crockpot.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Chatterbox

Recall the Batman films? Well, the movie producer of prosperous films like these and amusing children’s television programs such as Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Michael Uslan, has issued this endearing children’s book. Chatterbox – The birdwatch Who Wore Glasses is available in a lasting, hardback format with an adorable cover sleeve that will help extend the life of the book. At 40 pages and full of superior illustrations, this book is for certain to entertain children. Melancholy, red-headed Nancy doesn’t adapt to the other kids who call her "Nancy Nobody". She wished and longed-for a new friend and one day the dream came real when a plumaged, sight-challenged friend flew her way. Nancy felt wanted, she was adored, and her world was positioned correctly by her new amusing bird. John Steven Gurney, a very productive artist and illustrator, colorfully illustrates the big pages with enough of things to look at. Composed in playful, light poetry the writer does reference things like prayer and "God’s love", there fore it may attract to a churchgoing audience. The book icomes with a CD with 2 songs and the orated translation of the narration by actress Brittany Murphy (voice of Luanne on King of the Hill, also recognized for her roles in Clueless and Up Town Girls). This could for sure attract self-governing child who wants to "read" the book themselves. As well, the CD option may offer a few additional moments for busy caregivers. The bullying depicted in the start of the story, though very minor, may be useful for constructing empathy in the classroom for solitary and separate souls. Children with family pets, particularly birds, would by all odds relish this book. Likewise, kids that are just getting accustomed to either themselves or someone they know who has lately gotten glasses. Chatterbox – The Bird Who Wore Glasses is really the premier book in a series by the author Michael Uslan. Check out the website for the book at: www(dot)chatterboxthebirdwhoworeglasses(dot)com ISBN#: 0-97538432-5 Author: Michael E. Uslan Illustrator: John Steven Gurney Publisher: EE Publishing & Productions, Inc.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Great Expectations

Most of us had to read Great Expectations in school. It was written by Charles Dickens in the mid 1800s set in London during the early 1800s. The story focuses on an orphan Pip who is six when the story starts and lives with his sister and brother- in-law . Pip meets many unique characters as he comes of age. He encounters a convict, Abel Magwitch , at the beginning of the story while visiting family graves. Abel wants Pip to help him escape and steal food from his sister. Magwitch is recaptured the next day. He also meets Miss Havish is wealthy unmarried lady. She wears a wedding dress all the time because she got jilted at the altar. She has an adopted daughter, Estella, whom Pip falls in love with though the girl is bitter. He learns he is to get an inheritance and thinks it is Miss Havusham, but it is Magwitch.Magwitch became wealthy and there is a warrant for his arrest. Pip tries to help Abel escape by boat. Pip discovers the reason for Miss Havisham's odd actions and the real motive for wanting him and Estella together. It is a good read with romance and action.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The lIttle Mornings

The Little Mornings, by C M Albrecht is a murder mystery with 262 utterly engaging pages. We have three primary characters here – the grandfather, an alcoholic of doubtful character, a somewhat off balance woman (Angie) and an susceptible young man (Darcy) who gets mixed up in a whirlwind of issues. Murder, stealing and lies keep the fluctuating relationship between Darcy and Angie on edge. Holding a secret is no easy job, particularly when someone else crops up into the view with inner knowledge to the truth. Darcy, not able to moderate the events, becomes a different individual completely from the one we knew in the first few pages of the book. Maybe because I am a author, and this book has to do with the publishing industry, I am fond to the theme. Grandfather’s description of a writer’s techniques to achieve their imaginative dreams had me laughing aloud – because it was so true. As were the unsuccessful, aspirant authors and the over worked publishers. I felt the book was very truthful in this respect. I enjoyed the first few paragraphs – they actually drew me in. I kept hearing Humphry Bogart’s voice in my head telling the tale as I read along. I sat on the edge of an wretched plastic chair 2 days ago and opened the first page to start surveying The Little Mornings. I intended to take only a ten-minute break from my day to relish the sunshine. The next thing I knew, my leg and butt-cheek were both completely numb and empty… and I was on page 50! So be warned, readers, this book may very well take you out of service for a few days. I could not wait to return to it every minute I had to spare! ISBN#: 1894942434 Author: C M Albrecht Publisher: Zumaya Publications.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Sign Language Made Simple

American Sign Language has gained popularity over the last few years. It is taught in schools and colleges all over the country. Sign Language Made Simple provides beginners of ASL a basic introduction to sign language. Part I  is an introduction to what sign Part II  is about the elements of a sign including which hand to use and the fingerspell alphabet .  Part III is  includes using non manual markers, compound signs, gender, and  initialized signs.  The dictionary that features over 1500 signs in different categories which helps the reader find signs easily and when to use finger spelling. Unlike other books in the subject, Sign Language Made Simple illustrates the sign in relation to the body. I didn't find much use for the chapter on humor but otherwise it is good for beginners.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chatterbox

Recall the Batman films? Well, the movie producer of prosperous films like these and amusing children’s television programs such as Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?, Michael Uslan, has issued this endearing children’s book. Chatterbox – The birdwatch Who Wore Glasses is available in a lasting, hardback format with an adorable cover sleeve that will help extend the life of the book. At 40 pages and full of superior illustrations, this book is for certain to entertain children.
Melancholy, red-headed Nancy doesn’t adapt to  the other kids who call her "Nancy Nobody". She wished and longed-for a new friend and one day the dream came real when a plumaged, sight-challenged friend flew her way. Nancy felt wanted, she was adored, and her world was positioned correctly by her new amusing bird.
John Steven Gurney, a very productive artist and illustrator, colorfully illustrates the big pages with enough of things to look at. Composed in playful, light poetry the writer does reference things like prayer and "God’s love", there fore it may attract to a churchgoing audience.
The book icomes with a CD with 2 songs and the orated translation of the narration by actress Brittany Murphy (voice of Luanne on King of the Hill, also recognized for her roles in Clueless and Up Town Girls). This could for sure attract  self-governing child who wants to "read" the book themselves. As well, the CD option may offer a few additional moments for busy caregivers. The bullying depicted in the start of the story, though very minor, may be useful for constructing empathy in the classroom for solitary and separate souls.
Children with family pets, particularly birds, would by all odds relish this book. Likewise, kids that are just getting accustomed to either themselves or someone they know who has lately gotten glasses.
Chatterbox – The Bird Who Wore Glasses is really the premier book in a series by the author Michael Uslan. Check out the website for the book at: www(dot)chatterboxthebirdwhoworeglasses(dot)com

ISBN#: 0-97538432-5
Author: Michael E. Uslan
Illustrator: John Steven Gurney
Publisher: EE Publishing & Productions, Inc.
Chatterbox

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Party Time Making Invitations, Favors, Deocrations

Party Time!: Making Invitations, Favors, and Decorations   
If you enjoy giving a great party but find it difficult to find just the right invitations, favors, and decorations for your shindig, there is a resource that you have to consider. The Party Time book is filled with projects for making just the right invites, favors, and d├ęcor for your next gathering.
Never again will you be short on ideas and inspiration for making special times memorable! Find fun ideas for creating invitations, favors, and decorations for a multitude of events.
With Party Time you will:
• Find 15 occasions to celebrate with simple projects that even beginners can do—includes over 75 ideas
• Create projects for holidays from Valentine’s Day to Christmas, plus events such as showers, birthdays, graduations, and retirement parties
• Learn easy techniques for making an accordion-fold invitation, a pinwheel, party crackers, and more
And a few of the projects you might enjoy are:
• Ocean Isle Beach
• I Love Every Part of You
• Grace Lynn
• Graduation Autograph Mat
• Friends Magnetic Memo Board
• Wedding Family Tree
• Love Frames
• Fun at the Park
• Pumpkin Patch
• Baby Keepsakes
• Key to My Heart Clipboard
• Photo Transfers on Tiles
Most of the ideas are fresh and really inspiring and make party planning even more enjoyable. With color and materials combinations that are unique and attractive along with easy to follow instructions, one no longer needs to feel like party planning is a daunting task.
So plan your party with the Party Time!: Making Invitations, Favors, and Decorations craft book.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Painting Clay Pots

Painting and Decorating Clay Pots: 117 Step-by-Step Projects for Making People, Animals, and Fantasy Characters on Terra-Cotta Pots
Where to buy: www.amazon.com
Painting and Decorating Clay Pots is a fantastic book on how to turn ordinary clay pots into something special.
The book provides information on materials and tools needed with over 100 projects for you and your family. Clay pots can be transformed into functional, fun and charming indoor or outdoor decorations, for your home or backyard. The projects include a wide variety of different decors, small and large, elegant and stylish.
Some of the projects are:
* Easter Bunny
* Farming Family
* Turtle
* Goblin
* Birdfeeder
* Sunflower People
* Summer Windchime
* Hip Ladybugs
* Halloween Bat
* And lots more
This book will certainly provide fun and entertainment for the whole family.
Go to www.amazon.com for more information.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Top 8 Southwest Cookbooks

The Border Cookbook : Authentic Home Cooking of the American Southwest and Northern Mexico
~ Cheryl & Bill Jamison ~
This collection of 300 flavorful recipes is sure to whet your appetite. From salsa, fajitas, enchiladas, and pinata pollo - just to name a few - this book provides you with delicious American Southwest border cuisine.

American Indian Cooking: Recipes from the Southwest
~ Carolyn Niethammer ~
In this 191 page book you'll discover some of the culinary traditions that the Indians of the Southwest used to make. You'll find 150 authentic recipes like yucca hash, hominy and so much more.

The Food of Santa Fe: Authentic Recipes from the American Southwest
~ Dave Dewitt & Nancy Gerlach ~
In this 144 page book you will find some of the most delightful, authentic traditional dishes of New Mexico. Not only does this book provide recipes for you, it also gives you some geographical and historical context as well.

The Southwest Table: Traditional Cuisine from Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona
~ Dave DeWitt ~
Enjoy a taste of the American Southwest in this 288 page book. This book provides almost 200 recipes of exquisite cuisine from Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico. Not only does the author provide you with all these recipes, he provides some cooking terms and ingredients that are specific to Southwestern cuisine.

The Tex-Mex Cookbook: A History in Recipes and Photos
~ Robb Walsh ~
Enjoy a taste of Tex-Mex foods in this 288 page book. With over 100 recipes and 150 photos, you'll find lots of delicious recipes to tempt your taste buds. Some of the tasty recipes included are old fashioned puffy tacos, truck stop chili, stacked enchiladas, and sizzling fajitas.

Mexican Cooking Dude Cookbook -- Authentic Mexican Recipes from Mexico and the American Southwest (Kindle Version)
~ John Choisser ~
In this 71 page Kindle book, you will find real authentic Mexican recipes. Not only has the author provided the recipes, he's also provided photos. You'll find several recipes to tempt your taste buds like chimichangas, pinto beans, and fish tacos - just to name a few.

The Homesick Texan Cookbook
~ Lisa Fain ~
This collection of more than 125 recipes will give you a taste of Texan cuisine. With tasty creations like chile fish tacos, soft cheese tacos, and cheese enchiladas - just to name a few - you'll find plenty to tempt your taste buds.

Delicious Authentic Mexican Food: Easy Mexican Recipes for Cooking the Perfect Mexican Meal (Kindle Version)
~ Jared Daniels ~
In this 64 page Kindle book, you will find that creating Mexican meals doesn't have to be difficult. You'll find that it can actually be simple and easy. You'll find delicious appetizer, entree, dessert and even some Mexican drink recipes.

Planet Taco: A Global History of Mexican Food
~ Jeffrey M. Pilcher ~
Many people didn't know about tacos as late as the 1960s, unless they lived in the American Southwest area. Now-a-days they are well known everywhere in the world. While you won't find any recipes in this 320 page book, it's a fun read to learn the origins of the taco and how the Mexican cuisine evolved.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time Management Secrets for Working Women

Time Management Secrets For Working Women
Where to buy: www.amazon.com

The author of Time Management Secrets For Working Women, Ruth Klein, is a business and career coach. She coaches businesses, professionals, college students and moms. Her goal is to help people, especially women, to find a better balance between career and home life. Today’s working women have to manage families and work and endless tasks each day.
In her book she teaches women how to make the most out of their time at work, to have success in their career, as well as at home. She provides lots of practical advice on how to be organized in a way that gets lots of tasks done quickly and efficiently.
Some examples of her chapters include topics on:
How to not feel guilty when self-indulging
How to make time for love
How to take control of your schedule
How to beat stress
How to organize your desk to reflect priorities
The telephone, cell phone and email: the women’s best and worst friends
The pros and cons of working from home
Learning to relax while still getting things done.
Ruth Klein empowers women to rise above the demands of their lives, while at the same time beating stress and getting the most out of every day.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fading Toward Enlightenment

Fading Toward Enlightenment by Wayne Wirs is by all odds a well constructed book of superior quality – it will for certain run multiple readings. I adored the feel of the pages as I turned them. I would classify this book as a of value, inspirational, self-help instrument for those looking for for internal serenity. Wayne shares his private experiences while he seeks to come to terms with himself and life  as a whole through this esthetic work of art.
Wayne is genuinely a searcher of understanding. I was reminded at times of Joseph Campbell throughout the book, as the two center on related subjects. Wayne shares his journey towards reason that takes him through vigorous studies of occult and myths, journeying into himself and then out once more. He dreams of being able to achieve beyond the self-importance.

Attractive, attention-demanding monochrome pics are increased by the deep-thinking quotes and the author’s excellent discussions. Each point in his travel is followed by the elegant photographs, and the pics add depth to the text – feeding one another. I discovered that I would read a sentence and then look at the pic; to and fro - each page a slow and appreciated action to relish. Published to prompt others to dig deep into finding out who they are, Wayne asks us (as he asks himself) "Who are you behind those interfering ideas?"

The question and answer interview at the end of the book was rather helpful in discovering more about the author’s personal side and his individual opinions. He also includes a list of resources to assist the reader interested in advancing their journey."
ISBN#: 0976358107
Author: Wayne Wirs
Publisher: Missing Man Press

Saturday, April 6, 2013

A monster Named Chriney

Superior! The best children book of this genre that I have had the delight to review!
A Monster Named Criney Who Makes Kids Whiney by Heather Zuckerman can be grouped as an adolescent fiction geared for children aged between three and seven. Mood-setting lustrous color full pages greet the reader upon unfolding the lasting cover. Brilliant employment of rhythmic cadence and cunning design tempts the reader to use sound characterization and boosts interaction with the readers. Because of these traits, this book would work superbly when read out loud to a group of children.

Whenever Criney stops by a home to rest his weary feet, the children indoors become confused and whine. The story has Criney ‘visit’ many dwellings before an answer is discovered. I believe it will help children recognize how goofy and ineffective their whining and sulking is. The book extends one step further by teaching children an instrument to inhibit those awful feelings and alter their emotions through laughter. Laughter IS the most beneficial medication after all!
Cheerful and warm – this book actually had me smiling! This could be integrated as an excellent tool that uses humor to assist parents, educators and anyone else in fields working with younger children, against the nerve-grating whining and anger that all children experience."
ISBN#: 0974430706
Author: Heather Zuckerman
Illustrations: Shelly Meridith Delice
Publisher: Merry Lane Press

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Going Deeper

Going Deeper by Jean-Claude Koven is for certain a nicely delivered, hard-cover book. This fiction fantasy has an apparent disposition to aid readers who are starting up their individual spiritual pursuit
.
The primary character, Larry, is experiencing a melt down, of sorts. He determines the most effective remedy is to retreat into nature. The trouble is that along the way, Larry starts to hear the voice of his dog speaking like a guru. Uncertain if he is going entirely mad, he proceeds in shock until he is able to soak up the change in realism. Between Zeus, the speaking dog, and being visited by a diversity of spiritual guides, Larry learns the solutions to his many questions about life, meaning, fate and more.

One could suppose this is by all odds an unusual plot line! Personally, I determined the book hard to read, as it was a little too deep, occasionally boring and at times the plot line appeared a little nonsensical. I really think it was the authors purpose to include an immense amount of information that may guide spiritual seekers, but it is penned with some features of witticism and zest. Jean-Claude has been on an sweeping journey of his own and factors of many belief systems can be seen throughout the book."
ISBN#: 0972395458
Author: Jean-Claude Koven
Publisher: Prism House Press

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Born Evil

Author of two books and numerous short stories, J.P. Ransom is busily composing a series of books known as Colla’d Greens and two more  books are included in the continuation to Born Evil.
Born Evil is a compact, 150-page book that is published on acid-free paper – which could be of interest to the environmentally aware consumer. I would place this book in the scary horror category, which involves a baby that is born evil. Traumatized by former experiences, only deepens Jonathan’s natural disposition – a brutal want to induce injury. Unready for a troubled child, his adopted parents are continually weltering in thick quarries of intense uncertainty. Rick suspects the truth, but Trish discovers it very difficult to suppose or even admit that little Jonathon is competent of such odious acts.

I believe the book creates a good point that a few people are plainly born with a want to do harm, with no abusive situation to ascribe these urges to. Readers are also shown how these impulses can easily be promoted through socially acceptable entertainment and through being witness to violent acts.
While reading Born Evil, I experienced a wide array of emotions from anger to sadness and shock. The ending was exceptional and I look forward to J.P. Ransom’s sequel.
ISBN#: 1410788520
Author: J.P. Ransom
Publisher: Author House

Monday, March 18, 2013

Fire and Ice

A superior novel that will bestow tears of frustration and hurting and then teardrops of delight from the reader.'Fire in the Ice’ is an ideal title for this book.

The warmth, disarray and ire that the primary character (Deedra) experienced, along with her anguish over the loss of her parents and the demise of her young husband made her  cover her heart, lock it away and survive just by a in depth survival mode. (Therefore the "Ice".) Meeting Josh, she got occupied with dread at what could be her first experiences with real love and real passion and she almost abhorred him for interrupting her cautiously fabricated existence.

However, Deedra was not solo in her fright of feeling – Josh as well lived through a horrific relationship that left him mistrustful of commitment. Her continual rebuttal was difficult on Josh, who was accustomed getting what he desired, but his tenaciousness and love expelled her from her own prison and helped Deedra see that she had never actually existed in the least – but only lived. None of Deedra’s travel through her Self was achievable without the true-blue support of her devout friend, Marcy.
This romance novel had a few very steamy scenes (the "Fire") that, though not over-used, were for certain so well written that this shy commentator was reddening furiously while reading them – much to the amusement of my spouse!

Katlyn Stewart has done an superior job attracting the reader into the lives of her characters and feeling their pain and elation. I would not hesitate to pick up a different title authored by Katlyn.
Publisher: Publish America, Inc.
ISBN#: 141373278X
Author: Katlyn Stewart

Friday, March 8, 2013

Falsely Accused:Ji, Garrison's Investigation of the JFk Assasination

Writer R.E. Payne takes an in depth look at the JFK assassination in “Falsely Accused”. The answers that America has been wanting to know for decades come from the author of “Caught in the Crossfire“ and “Brandon lee: The Untold Story“. One question that has gone unanswered is the reason why the Justice Department and the New Orleans D.A. Jim Garrison refused to investigate the Mafia leader Carlos Marcello’s link to the assassination. Why did officials deny the connection between the mafia and the JFK assassination when it was an obviously needed investigation? These questions are answered in this eye-opening explanation.

David Ferrie, Clay Shaw, and Lee Harvey Oswald continue to generate curiosity in the minds that want the real truth about what happened on that terrible day. Witnesses claim they saw the three of them together, but the stories vary. Payne takes the case even further by taking a close look at how the New Orleans FBI and the ones in charge of the JFK assassination investigation along with the possibility of Marcello being involved. Payne gives very detailed descriptions about key components of the investigation like FOGG arrest report and the BRILLAB tape. Tough the House Select Committee cautiously investigate, the FBI was regarded inefficient in some areas. R.E. Payne is known for writing about the misdeeds of the FBI.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Real You Incorporated: 8 essential Tools for Women Entreprenuers

Real You Incorporated: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs
Where to buy: www.amazon.com

Real You Incorporated: 8 Essential for Women Entrepreneurs is a book from a woman entrepreneur written for other women. The author, Kaira Sturdivant Rouda, explains that there are 8 essentials that every women entrepreneur should know and understand, if they want to run a business where both the women and the company can thrive.

In her book she talks about the most important elements of a thriving business: You and your passions, brand, positioning, culture, customers, and gifts. Firstly, you need to identify who you are, and how to build an honest and real brand. She then explains how to bring yourself and the brand into your company. She gives readers reflective questions to think about, action steps to take and suggested reading. The book also benefits from her own personal stories and also those of other successful business women for inspiration and motivation.

The book is divided into two parts, the first being “Find the company in you” and the second part is entitled “Make the company successful by developing a competitive advantage within it”. It is a fantastic book full of insight and advice.
For more information on this great read, go to www.amazon.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Complete Ballet Bible


It can be hard becoming a ballet dancer.Ballet is not something that can be picked up overnight, nor can anyone master it in a few months. Taking ballet instruction  is pertinent to learn the suitable methods necessary to become a genuinely charming ballet dancer whose every motion and stride personify grace and beauty.

As a resource for novice through advanced ballet pupils, The Complete Ballet Bible Package composed by Anita Leembruggen, reinforces what pupils learn in class. It's like having your own individual coach at home.

Divided into three parts, ebook, sound and ballet dance videos, these user friendly formats permit you to navigate through every ballet movement with simplicity.

Part 1 - called "The 3 Simple Rules of a Prima Ballerina" is a PDF ebook with over 200 pages of text and detailed images. This guidebook not only shows you how to do a step or motion right, but shows you how most dancers do it wrong, and says you WHY. No other book I have ever read exhibits you this. I feel this is a central facet to learning.

Part 2 - titled "Audio Terms and Definitions" is a audio software package that permits you to search any ballet term and find out its meaning. For each exercise, step, position, and/or pose, a simple point and click permits you to do any of the following: Scroll through the full list of terms. Find particular terms. Learn the right French accents for precise terms. Click a button to hear each term vocalized  for you with clear and concise definitions and a available pronunciation guide.

Part 3 - titled "Video Demonstrations" is an assemblage of more than 60 videos on ballet method. If you are a visual learner like myself this is an effective benefit. Being able to learn how to correctly perform a Ballonce or Entrachat Quatre whenever you like, and as many times as you like, is an excellent technique to reinforce suitable method.

All in all the The Complete Ballet Bible Package is different than anything else I could find on the market. It is an adaptable online teaching tool that furnishes you with a visual pattern of ballet steps, exercises, and principles usually taught only in an instructive setting.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Writing Rituals

Writing Rituals
Writing block is a phenomenon that every writer/author experiences at some time or another. It is the inability to produce new and exciting documents, articles, blogs, ebooks or non-fiction books.
Writing Rituals will teach you how to clear your mind, focus and pull together new ideas and research. Learn how to visualize the outcome, so you know where you are heading with your book or article and don’t lose momentum or the storyline. The book also teaches you the importance of having all the information on hand before starting your writing task and how to get through procrastination.
The book is for every writer who wants to adopt professional writing skills to increase productivity and focus and create well-written copy.
For more information, go to writingrituals.com

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden
"THe Secret Garden" was written in 1910 as a serial by Frances Hodgeson Burnett. The story revolves around an ill-tempered wealthy British girl born in India named Mary Lennox. Mary's self-absorbed parents really did not want her and would rather continue doing their own thing. Mary is raised by natives servants and rarely is allowed to see her parents, an army captain and his wife.

The servants find Mary difficult to look after finds herself alone after a cholera outbreak. Cholera claims the lives of her parents and she is sent to live with a reclusive,  Uncle, Mr. Craven, in Yorkshire. The uncle is in poor health and suffers from depression. Mary is told to stay in certain rooms and amuse herself. She hears about a garden from a servant named Martha and her curiosity gets the best of her. Mr.Craven locked the garden after his wife's death.  Ms.Craven, who was killed in an accident, spent a lot of time tending the garden. No one has set foot in the garen since her death and he buried the key.

Mary passes time wondering the garden and finds the key. She starts to hear crying sounds which leads her to a boy, her cousin Colin, living in a bedroom. Martha helps to soften her manner thorught th ebook as they set to revive the garden.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Nancy Drew Series

Nancy Drew Book Series




This is among my favorite mystery stories for teenagers. Written under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene, the main character, is Nancy Drew an 18 yr old amateur detective. Her father, Carson Drew is a lawyer in upper middle class River Heights. Nancy's mother died when she was 6 and housekeeper Hanna Gruen helped raise her. Bess Marvin and George Fayne, two girl cousins, help Nancy solve cases. A friend named Helen appeared in the early books 1-5. She has a boyfriend in some of the books, Ned Nickerson, who is a star athlete.



The original series includes 25 books published between 1930 and 1956 each with 210-235 pages. The Nancy Drew character ha undergone various makeovers through the years. The early books portrayed as impulsive and flippant while the latter books portrayed her as calm but still adventurous. In fact, the creator of the series felt her character may not be well- received. In the 2004 series, she becomes impulsive once more and forgets simple tasks getting so involved with her mysteries. These books are written in first person. The latter books also removed racial stereotypes or eliminated minority characters altogether. Nancy Drew was a character well-ahead of her time. She seemed to have it all when much of the country was struggling during the Depression. Who wouldn’t want to be her in any decade? She doesn’t have a job and she is very privileged. The likeable thing about Nancy is she has a kind heart and doesn't her social class  go to her head.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

A Voice in the Night

Seventy-five pages of poetic intellection on daily living, including the author’s frustrations with shopping and solicitors, greet the readers of A Voice in the Night, by GeorgeAnne Smith. She also includes a affecting homage to the men and women who protect and help us all. An intriguing poem talks from the aspect of a individual who is aghast to discover someone was abused, when they had no idea it had occurred.

GoergeAnne’s perceptive life skills in Within You touched a chord in my psyche that pealed for days. I felt a kind of family relationship with the writer through Last Words of a Beauty Queen, a poem full of love for nature - something that is near to my heart. In The Flow evidences that poets are not reaching for wealth or acknowledgment, but are fired by the feeble desire that their words may relieve the journey for another soul  and split the chains of their desperation by causing them to  feel less lonely. With Eyes Open is a poem that touches on the purifying force that writing can have for the author. I thought thatSeeds of Content has an interesting feel to it, remindful of chanting.

Glances of an aged manner of writing words somewhat reversed, such as "searching we are, a golden life" and "on target, we all are" is something that I especially picked up on.

To leave you with a little taste of A Voice in the Night, I have selected this superbly written excerpt from the poem Awaken This Lifetime:
"Life may seem, but a merry chase,
Quite overwhelming, a dreary fate
Don’t get discouraged by a hurried pace,
Seek to awaken, for its never too late"
ISBN#: 1-4137-9489-0
Author: GeorgeAnne Smith
Publisher: Publish America
Published: Sept. 15, 2005

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Year of Rag Quilts

A Year of Rag Quilts 
What if you could create rag quilts for a year? With this great project book, you can do just that. A Year of Rag Quilts is simple book with easy-to-do projects.  Featuring an authentic homespun look, these 12 quaint wall quilts boast seasonal patterns and wonderfully textured edges. Best of all, they're surprisingly easy to make, thanks to a effortless, unique technique and great step-by-step instructions.
Making quilts is a favorite pastime for many crafters and hobbyist, and if you are in this category then you will love A Year of Rag Quilts. The patterns are not only authentic but they are appealing to the eye. They will also make a good conversation piece.
You can take these quilts and create family memories from them. Get the entire family involved and share some quality time together. Or invite a few girlfriends over, make some hot apple cider, and have a great time creating a quilt that you can give-away to a pregnant friend or someone who may be sick and shut-in.
You can also give this book to a person who enjoys projects like making quilts and blankets. They will love A Year of Rag Quilts. And why not spice up the gift a bit with the material and tools needed to make one quilt. They will really love that. You can even make a basket and take it to a senior citizen’s home. There are a many women, even maybe even men, who would love to have a project book with the materials needed to make a year’s worth of quilts.
There is great possibility in what you can do with A Year of Rag Quilts in your craft basket.