Tuesday, January 21, 2020

#Spotlight: Through the Nethergate by Roberta Eaton Cheadle #Fantasy #supernatural


Through the Nethergate
Supernatural Fantasy
1st in Series
TSL Publications (September 3, 2019)
Paperback: 214 pages
ISBN-10: 1913294021
ISBN-13: 978-1913294021
Digital ASIN: B07ZJTW2DF
Margaret, a girl born with second sight, has the unique ability to bring ghosts trapped between Heaven and Hell back to life. When her parents die suddenly, she goes to live with her beloved grandfather, but the cellar of her grandfather’s ancient inn is haunted by an evil spirit of its own.
In the town of Bungay, a black dog wanders the streets, enslaving the ghosts of those who have died unnatural deaths. When Margaret arrives, these phantoms congregate at the inn, hoping she can free them from the clutches of Hugh Bigod, the 12th century ghost who has drawn them away from Heaven’s White Light in his canine guise.
With the help of her grandfather and the spirits she has befriended, Margaret sets out to defeat Hugh Bigod, only to discover he wants to use her for his own ends – to take over Hell itself.

About Roberta Eaton Cheadle

‘I am an author who has recently branched into adult horror and supernatural writing and, in order to clearly differential my children’s books from my young adult and adult writing, these will be published under the name Roberta Eaton Cheadle. My first young adult supernatural novel, Through the Nethergate, has recently been published.
I have two short stories in the horror/supernatural genre included in Dark Visions, a collection of 34 short stories by 27 different authors and edited by award-winning author, Dan Alatorre as well as three short stories published in Death Among Us, a collection of murder mystery short stories by 10 different authors and edited by Stephen Bentley. These short stories are published under Robbie Cheadle.
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Monday, January 20, 2020

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: iHuman by Othmar A. Brunner



iHuman
Othmar A. Brunner

Genre: Political Science/ Political Economy



Publisher: Writers Republic

Date of Publication: September 6, 2019

ISBN: 9781646200283
ISBN: 9781646200290

Number of pages: 420
Word Count: 120,222

Cover Artist: Othmar Brunner

Tagline: Be Fair and Enjoy Returned Kindness

Book Description:

Robert and Veronica are beginning the best times of their life yet. They are perfect for each other and have perfect children to complete their perfect union. But the world around them is getting imperfect by the day, and Veronica is scared it won’t be a safe place for their children to grow up in. Robert has to do something.

In the world where injustice seemingly prevails, Robert is driven to correct the path that his country is currently undertaking. The worsening economic status and the severity of the unfairness in the pursuit of justice by the innocent victims are becoming blatant, and no one is doing something to fix this.

Robert and Veronica have had enough, and they have thought of ways to expose and clear their backyard and their country of abuse and all forms of injustices done to its people in general. And only by running as president of the United States of America will Robert be able to correct these wrongdoings of the people in power. Will he succeed? Will Robert and Veronica be able to provide a better place for their children and for the children of other Americans?

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Excerpt:
Adolf Hitler was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and “leader” of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator of the German Reich, he initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and was a central figure of the Holocaust.
Under Hitler’s leadership and racially motivated ideology, Nazi regime was responsible for the genocide of at least 5.5 million Jews and millions of other victims whom he and his followers “sub-humans” and socially undesirable. Hitler and the Nazi regime were also responsible for the killing of an estimated 19.3 million civilians and prisoners of war. In addition, 29 million soldiers and civilians died as a result of military action in the European Theatre of World War II. The number of civilians killed during the Second World War was unprecedented in warfare, and constitutes the deadliest conflict in human history.
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953. Holding the post of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, he was effectively the dictator of the state.
Under Stalin’s rule the concept of “Socialism in One Country” became a central tenet of Soviet society, contrary to Leon Trotsky’s view that socialism must be spread through continuous international revolutions. He replaced the New Economic Policy introduced by Lenin in the early 1920s with a highly centralised command economy, launching a period of industrialization and collectivization that resulted in the rapid transformation of the USSR from an agrarian society into an industrial power.[4] The economic changes coincided with the imprisonment of millions of people in Gulag labour camps.
The initial upheaval in agriculture disrupted food production and contributed to the catastrophic Soviet famine of 1932–33, known in Ukraine as the Holodomor. Between 1934 and 1939 he organized and led the “Great Purge”, a massive campaign of repression of the party, government, armed forces and intelligentsia, in which millions of so-called “enemies of the working class” were imprisoned, exiled or executed, often without due process. Major figures in the Communist Party and government, and many Red Army high commanders, were killed after being convicted of treason in show trials. The exact number of deaths caused by Stalin’s regime is still a subject of debate, but it is widely agreed to be in the order of millions.

About the Author:


Othmar Brunner was born in the town of Cham Kanton Zug Switzerland and grew up in the town of Lucerne Kanton Lucerne. He studied and worked in electrical contracting and eventual engineering. He also spent one year in the military. In 1970, he immigrated to Vancouver BC, Canada. He lives in Tsawwassen, a suburb of Vancouver BC, with his life companion, Brigitte, and they have five children. They own a high-end optical store. 



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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

#Review: Twisted Love by Wally Runnels

Synopsis:
Roiling in political corruption and the raging violence of drug cartels in the California/Mexico borderlands, Twisted Love explores the redemptive power of love even amidst the most brutal and privileged echelons of contemporary society. Julietta Aguilar, a young archaeologist with a dark past shrouded with sordid family secrets, discovers a hidden chamber under the ruins of the Templo Major, in the heart of Mexico City. She soon finds herself enmeshed in an ancient mystery even as she tries to solve her father's senseless murder.

Now followed by cartel killers, deadly supernatural spirits and thwarted by her own family, her quest for peace seems almost insurmountable – until she meets a man in black with a nefarious background who goes only by one name. Rocky.


My review:
This book is incredibly gritty. It delves into a story of love, lust, hard work, pain, and life in the underworld of drugs and killing. The title of the book somewhat makes you believe that love will prevail with a bit of a twist. It is that for sure but it does not really give hint at how twisted it is. The characters are well developed and believable. Some characters I felt pain for, others, I loathed.

There are scenes in the book that are hard to swallow and at times I wanted to throw up at the thought of them. Yet, they were written with true imaginative power and not so graphically. The author was brilliant how he wrote those scenes and the love scene that was in the book as well. I enjoyed the twists of them.

Do not get me wrong though, this is no romance novel! The author does a great job at picturing what it might be like to live as an archaeologist and what dangers it could impose. He manages to twist ancient theories of the Aztec people with a ghostly dig. He gets political corruption in there too. If that is not enough, there is also an intertwined story of an ex-marine turned hired blood-cold killer, turned conscientious lover into the story. I was truly amazed how it all came together in the end.

This book is one roller coaster of a ride that was really hard to put down at times. However, I had to because there is so much, that I had to breathe on occasion just to grasp it all.

Do you want a great thriller to read? Then this is the book for you. 5 stars!

NOTE: I do want to warn my readers of some possible triggers: Graphic murder scenes, uncomfortable sex scenes, and language.

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author. The views expressed here are 100% my own and may differ with yours. ~Michelle

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Monday, January 13, 2020

#Spotlight : Deconstructing Anxiety by Dr. Todd E. Pressman #selfhelp



Book Details:
Book Title: DECONSTRUCTING ANXIETY The Journey from Fear to Fulfillment by Todd E. Pressman, PhD
Category:  Adult Non-Fiction (18+) (336 pages)
Genre:  Self-Help/How To
Publisher:  Rowman & Littlefield
Release date:  January 2020
Tour dates: Jan 13 to Feb 7, 2020
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:
In Deconstructing Anxiety, Pressman provides a new and comprehensive understanding of fear's subtlest mechanisms. In this model, anxiety is understood as the wellspring at the source of all problems. Tapping into this source therefore holds the clues not only for how to escape fear, but how to release the very causes of suffering, paving the way to a profound sense of peace and satisfaction in life.
With strategically developed exercises, this book offers a unique, integrative approach to healing and growth, based on an understanding of how the psyche organizes itself around anxiety. It provides insights into the architecture of anxiety, introducing the dynamics of the “core fear” (one's fundamental interpretation of danger in the world) and “chief defense” (the primary strategy for protecting oneself from threat). The anxious personality is then built upon this foundation, creating a “three dimensional, multi-sensory hologram” within which one can feel trapped and helpless.
Replete with processes that bring the theoretical background into technicolor, Deconstructing Anxiety provides a clear roadmap to resolving this human dilemma, paving the way to an ultimate and transcendent freedom. Therapists and laypeople alike will find this book essential in helping design a life of meaning, purpose and enduring fulfillment.

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About the Author:
TODD E. PRESSMAN, Ph.D., is a psychologist dedicated to helping people design lives of fulfillment. He is the founder and director of Logos Wellness Center and Pressman and Associates Life Counseling Center. An international speaker and seminar leader, he has presented at the Omega Institute, the New York Open Center, and numerous professional conferences, including the prestigious Council Grove Conference, sponsored by the Menninger Foundation. He has written dozens of articles, educational programs, and two highly acclaimed books, Radical Joy: Awakening Your Potential for True Fulfillment and The Bicycle Repair Shop: A True Story of Recovery from Multiple Personality Disorder. He earned his doctorate in psychology from the Saybrook Institute and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, has studied under renowned leaders in the Consciousness movement and Gestalt therapy, and has traveled around the world to study the great Wisdom traditions, from Zen Buddhism to fire-walking ceremonies, providing a cross-cultural perspective of the extraordinary capacities of the mind and spirit. He makes his home in Philadelphia.
Connect with the author:   Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram
 
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Permanent Weight Loss Plan by Dr. Janice Asher and Jane Rivera #selfhelp


Book Details:

Book Title The Permanent Weight Loss Plan: A 10-Step Approach To Ending Yo-Yo Dieting by Dr. Janice Asher; Jae Rivera
CategoryAdult Non-Fiction (18+), 308 pages
Genre How-To
Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
Release date:   January 2020
Tour dates: January 7 to February 3, 2020
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:
Diets come and go, and the scale needle swings as you drop pounds and then gain them back. But what if there were a weight loss solution for forever? Not another fad diet based on deprivation and restriction, but a holistic system for shedding pounds and maintaining your weight?

In The Permanent Weight Loss Plan, Janice Asher, MD, and Fulbright Open Research Fellow, Jae Rivera, reveal (from their own first-hand experiences) that it’s not just about the food you eat or don’t eat—it’s about a mindset and lifestyle change. After collectively losing 170 pounds and maintaining their weight for years, Janice and Jae share scientific evidence, personal experiences, and practical insights on how you can successfully reframe your relationship with food.

It’s about stopping the shame associated with body size, recognizing instances of disordered eating, equipping yourself with the knowledge of what behaviors contribute to lasting weight loss, and making use of proven strategies. Get actionable tips on how to:
  • Overcome barriers like stress, shame, and emotional eating
  • Escape the comfort food circle of hell
  • Eat food that nourishes your intestinal microbiome and brain
  • Replace unhealthy habits with new ones that will treat your body well
  • Boost your metabolism by eating during the right times of the day
  • Commit to an exercise regime you can enjoy
  • Transform your kitchen from danger zone to a safe space
  • Survive potential landmines like holidays and parties
  • Develop strategies for not gaining back the weight you lose
  • Stop the cycle of fat-shaming and treat yourself with kindness

Complete with 26 recipes for cauliflower quinoa puttanesca, “umami bomb” roasted portabella mushrooms, blueberry breakfast smoothie, curried lentil salad, and more, The Permanent Weight Loss Plan encourages readers, with gentle humor and compassion, to embrace a paradigm shift and transform their lives for good.
 
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Meet the Author:
Janice Asher is a gynecologist at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to being a clinician there, she began the MILE (mindful, intuitive living & eating) Program, and the PANDA (Physicians And Nurses Domestic Abuse) Program. She is a co-author and co-editor of a textbook on sexual assault.
Jae Rivera is a biological anthropologist specializing in human osteology. She received her BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and continued on to work at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Presently, she is living in Peru analyzing human remains with a Fulbright Open Research Grant. and will begin her PhD when she returns in 2018.

Connect with the author:    website ~ twitter

 
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