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16 Stress Management Techniques You Need To Know About: Master The Emotions That Are Blocking You From Success by Daniel Rosenstein

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While suffering severe depression, a member of his family convinced  Daniel Rosenstein to move to Florida and  work with a nutritionist.  The nutritionist was amazing and showed him  that things were  possible that he never dreamed of before.

With the impetus from this amazing transformation he embarked on a search for the best teachers, philosophers, courses and programs for achieving success.

Daniel spent 10 years, a lot of money, energy and commitment to find the best of the best.  We’re not talking about skimming books and hovering over the continental breakfast table at the back of the  workshop rooms, he paid attention then applied the techniques to himself and his goals for his life.

This book  shows his journey through holistic approaches, gurus, shamans through more mainstream approaches.   He tells you what worked for him and makes it clear that some things might work better for you and not all will be what you want or need.

Where else are you going to find real results of different programs that change your health, your thinking, your stamina and resolve.  In other words, these tools are able to help you reclaim your power and move on with your success no matter how you define it.

Daniel Rosenstein did it and wants you to do it also.    If you want to succeed and are ready to quit talking about it and really do it, you can’t say you can’t afford this book at 99 cents.  99 cents to change your life?    Get on with it and buy this book on Amazon.  Buy  it here:   http://amzn.to/11lDLrh

 

 

“Creating Postpartum Wellness, Natural Solutions to Banish Depression after Childbirth” by Laura Rude

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Few people know about the difficult period a mother has to go through after giving birth. Unfortunately, few pregnant women know about this as well, and postpartum depression takes them by surprise. Feelings of detachment, frustration, and unhappiness toward the child, and then the guilt of not being able to enjoy the unique moments spent with the baby… these are just some of the ways in which PPD manifests itself. Of course, there are prescription drugs that can help a mother get through this period, but are they healthy for her and her child?

Through this book, Laura Rude intends to shed light on PPD, on what it really means and how it affects the new mother. Also, she offers some healthy, natural methods of treatment that any woman can apply at home, in complete discretion. She talks about the symptoms, the possible causes, and teaches women how to recognize PPD and how to get the help they need. It seems that many women are afraid to tell anyone about what they’re going through because people might judge them and consider them bad mothers for not bonding with their child. This is why Laura Rude emphasizes some very important points: first, suffering of PPD does not make you a bad mother, then you don’t have to suffer in silence, and you can treat your depression in an easy and healthy way.

One thing is certain: any future mother should read this book and keep it close. There are many tips and techniques to learn from it. For instance, you will learn how to use herbs and aromatherapy for stress relief and sleep. To regain mind-body wellness, mothers have to pay attention to their diet and environment, and exercise daily. The natural solutions for hormone regulation will also help them get better without having the negative side effects of prescription pills.

It’s true that postpartum depression is only temporary, but this doesn’t mean mothers should suffer through it alone and without getting any help or understanding. Laura Rude’s book should be found on any new mother’s nightstand.

Learn more about the author: http://www.amazon.com/Laura-Rude/e/B00C3NNJ8W/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Find the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CLLA9J8/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00CLLA9J8&linkCode=as2&tag=postplivin-20

“In the Beginning” (“Archangel Jarahmael and the War to Conquer Heaven”, Book 1) by John J. Higgins

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John J. Higgins’ first book in the “Archangel Jarahmael and the War to Conquer Heaven” trilogy will take readers on an absolutely fascinating journey, where they will learn how the Universe and the Heavens were created, and they will meet the astonishing divine creatures we call angels. Have you ever wondered how the angels saw the Creation and what they thought about God’s choice of creating the first humans? The fact that the story is told from the angels’ perspective, makes this book even more interesting and exciting.

“In the Beginning” describes the creation of the Universe and the Earth, and the establishment of the Seven Heavens and the Nine Orders of Angels. When God created the first humans, Adam and Lilith, He wanted to keep them secret in the Garden of Eden. At first, they were an experiment, and no one would have ever thought that any of them would be capable of free will. But Lilith was, because she couldn’t help falling in love with the beautiful Jarahmael, the Archangel with dark brown hair, dark blue eyes, and blue wing tips. Will this impossible love that breaks all rules survive? And what about Adam?

This is an incredible story that will draw you in from the very first pages. The author’s talent at writing vivid descriptions and his great attention to detail will make you picture the Garden of Eden in your mind. You will fall in love with the beautiful, mysterious Archangels, and root for Lilith and Jarahmael. Adventure, intrigue, suspense… John J. Higgins’ book has everything it needs to take readers by surprise.

This isn’t a book that only fantasy lovers will enjoy reading. Anyone who is looking for a powerful story about love, destiny, and the courage to fight for what you believe in should give “In the Beginning” a try. More than likely, they won’t be able to put it down until they turn the last page.

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Stop Looking Under My Dress by Stuart Jerris

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Stuart Jerris grabbed my interest by writing that  when you’re in between your life’s  negative events you get teased by fleeting moments of joy. Of course his lists are hysterical but heartbreaking at the same time, yet through all of that he’s found moments of joy.   I’ve always believed this and was glad to see someone else  express it.  He hooked me with that and kept me with the zany twists he puts to regular life events.

Based on his goals of finishing just one thing in a  life of completing nothing and keeping us laughing till it hurts, the author succeeds at both with this books completion.  This  funny and rollicking book has us on a ride through life’s ridiculous happenings.   We are  given glimpses of the ridiculous situations we all encounter with the amazing twists he views these events with.

He asks us to take a good look at ourselves with some basic truisms such as – Why bother with first impressions if no one like you anyway  or  If misery loves company I’ve got a lot of friends and the key to life is forgetting you have one.

There are chapters dealing with therapy, reflections on relationships, breakups and the nasty on divorce.  Rounding out the reflections are the ones on sex, so buckle your seat belts kiddos.

Lets face it, we all have examples of silly things happening at funerals, during divorces, even going through bankruptcy can be the source of many hours of ridiculousness.   Stuart Jerris gave us something we all need in this nutty little book, he teaches us not to take ourselves so seriously, to allow ourselves to acknowledge the crazy and gain back our self-esteem after it all.

This is an invaluable book for you and your friends.  It’s available on Amazon and is FREE on June 5 and 6th.    I know you want to have it right away.  You can find it here -  http://amzn.to/14TaP8g

 

 

 

Myths and Legends Magazine

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been fascinated by mythology and folklore. As a child, I used to read legends about the Greek gods and heroes. Now I read fantasy novels inspired from them. I’m just as excited about anything that has to do with vampires, werewolves, and any other fantasy creatures, so you can imagine how happy I was to hear about the “Myths and Legends Magazine”, a free iPad magazine with monthly articles on the most popular myths.

If you are curious to find out about the origins of vampires, or about the legend of the Yeti, the “Myths and Legends Magazine” is the perfect resource. Maybe you’ve always wondered what the chupacabra really is, or if the Loch Ness monster truly exists. This magazine is full of well-written, informative articles and incredible pictures. It’s a great read for the week-end, and a great way of finding out about legends you haven’t heard of before.

Here are just some of the questions you’ll find answers to:

What recent legend can be traced to Puerto Rico?
Answer – The most widely reported legends of the Chupacabra were in Puerto Rico.

What legend is known by Buddist monks as the “Glacier Being”?
The Yeti is a mythical creature reported to have been seen in the Himalayan region.

What legend did the Greeks call “Vardoulacha”
The vampire.

What was the name of Thor’s sneaky brother?
Loki was Thor’s trickster brother. He had a reputation as a prankster. He’s considered a Norse anti-hero.

One thing is certain: if you are passionate about mythology, you must get this free iPad magazine.

Find it here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/myths-legends/id585136124?mt=8

“Garage Sale Superstar: How to Make the Most Money Possible at Your Garage Sale, Yard Sale, Rummage Sale, Estate Sale, or Tag Sale” (Almost Free Money) by Eric Michael

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If the first book in the “Almost Free Money” series taught you how to find items you can easily sell at garage or yard sales to earn some extra cash, the second book is here to teach you how to increase your profits by properly organizing your sales. The key to success is to know how to bring more people to your garage sale and how to make them buy your items. But how do you price your items and how do you attract your customers? “Garage Sale Superstar” has the answers to all these questions and even some you’ve probably never thought about. This is your chance to learn from an expert who has visited over 1,000 garage sales in the last 10 years. If you intend to turn garage sales into a family business, then you need this book.

The tips and techniques explained in “Garage Sale Superstar” will double and even triple your profit. Those who are new to this will find the Garage Sale Pricing Guide extremely helpful, because the first thing they have to decide on is what to sell and how to price it. This chapter will help you understand the value of your used property and price it accordingly. For instance, if you have some collectibles, you might want to sell them online, where you’ll get more money on them. Another great tip is to plan a bigger garage sale and involve your neighbors and relatives, because together you will have more chances of attracting more possible buyers. Organize everything ahead, make a list of what you intend to sell, and then use the 10 tips the author provides to organize your displays and tables.

Another thing that makes this book priceless to any garage sale host is the chapter in which the author explains in detail how you can design a free garage sale advertisement. You’ll find tips on how to choose a great title, how to use graphics that will get anyone’s attention, and where to place yours ads in order to attract as many garage sale shoppers as possible. Don’t be surprised if people come from other cities and countries after you use these techniques to advertise your garage sale.

Planning a garage sale is often exhausting, but this book will help you organize your activities in such a way that you’ll end up having great fun with your family and friends. The best thing about this business is that it works anywhere and it can be done by anyone. You don’t need any kind of sales experience or knowledge to start making money from garage sales. All you need is determination and the desire to learn new and easy ways to make money.

For more information on this book, follow the links: http://www.garagesaleacademy.com/garage-sale-talk.html http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008WYM9HI http://www.garagesaleacademy.com/eric-michael.html http://www.garagesaleacademy.com/garage-sale-ebook.html

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Read Chapter 3 Right Now ! : Jack Canon’s American Destiny

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It’s the steamy summer of 2016 in Washington, D.C. just days before the  Democratic National Convention. A long and painful recession has left ordinary  Americans suffering, spawning the hottest Presidential Contest in history. Jack  Canon, a man born into privilege, a witness to great social injustice is going  to be President of the United States–no matter what! Desperate and corrupt, the  leader of the free world orders a hit to slow him down. The plan backfires–the  wrong people are dead–a manhunt points to the unthinkable–The President of the  United States.

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Change is seldom easy, but moving into our new offices the final year of the  campaign was anything but hard. Sandy decorated our campaign offices with style,  comfortable furnishings, light- colored woods, and plenty of glass. She said her  taste was as big as my pocketbook, and lucky for us, friends of the campaign had  donated plenty of cash to do the job right.Sandy popped her head around the door. Dressed in a black skirt and form-fitting zebra print blouse, she carefully positioned the toe end of her  black stilettos toward the floor to keep the door from closing. I could just see  the faint line between her toes as her foot was flexed.

We had a tight spring closer installed right after one of my senior staff  accidentally left the door ajar. There are a lot of sensitive issues discussed  in here we would never want the rest of the office to know.

“Jack, you’ve got senior staff in 20 minutes.” Sandy’s voice had an almost  musical quality. She rarely spoke to me in anything but the most dulcet tones, a  trait which matched her pleasing personality.

“Hey, Sandy,” I jumped up from my seat and moved quickly towards her.

“Come with me; I want to show you something.”

“What’s going on, Jack? You seem excited.”

I didn’t answer – instead I led her gently by the arm toward the seventh  floor elevator. We passed several staff members busy working at their desks,  each calling out like dominoes, one after the other, “Hey Jack.” I smiled and  gave thumbs up as Sandy and I hurried past.

“Damn, the elevator’s busy; let’s take the stairs.”

“Do we have enough time, Jack?” Sounding concerned as we turned the corner.

Ignoring the question, I pushed open the door and started down the steps.  Sandy had one hand gripping the cold metal railing and her other digging into my  arm for support, luckily she had short nails. A couple of years ago, I mentioned  I didn’t like the plastic ones she was wearing. The next day she came into the  office, plopped both hands down on my desk, and said, “I cut my nails, Jack!”

It was hard for her to move fast in high heels with her skirt fitted snug  just above the knee. She managed by holding tight to my arm, scuffing along,  taking quick small steps.

“I’m parked on the third floor of the parking garage. Keep going; it’s only  one more floor.”

“Jack, I’m out of breath,” Sandy said as I pushed open the door to P3.

We entered a large open area to see a shiny sports car parked alone.

“It’s my new car; you like it?”

“What is it?”

“It’s a car,” Teasing, knowing what she meant.

“I know it’s a car, what kind is it? I’ve never seen anything like it.”

“Don’t feel bad. I didn’t know either; I had to look it up. It’s French made,  a Bugatti. The guy that delivered it said it’s one of a kind.”

Sitting before us was a machine that pushed the envelope to unreal. Lines so  amazing it seemed to be in motion just standing still. The Bugatti Veyron is  basically a street legal racecar. Exciting as all hell to drive. I never dreamed  I’d own an automobile that could hit a top speed over 250 miles per hour. Truth  is, before last night I didn’t even know I wanted one.

My version was custom painted black metallic with shiny chrome over dazzling  wheel rims in a wave pattern over the single door. The porcelain moldings formed  a body impossible to duplicate with steel alone. The styling was accentuated by  a triple round grill that gave the car personality and elevated the handcrafted  masterpiece to a work of art. To say this car was rare was an understatement;  I’d seen only one similar car and that was in a magazine. The Bugatti was hot, a  real head turner, all eyes were on it as I drove to the office this morning.

Sandy said, “It’s beautiful, Jack When did you get it?”

“They just dropped it off last night.” I ran around the car and opened the  passenger side door for her.

“Sandy, get in. Let’s go for a spin around the block; we’ve got time.” She  tried to enter, first sideways then lowering herself gracefully as far as she  could. Instead, she ended up plopping down, practically falling into the very  low seat. She crossed her legs, trying to get situated and buckled in. The seats  were so steeply angled, they looked like twin toboggans racing downhill.  Watching Sandy try to get comfortable, I thought cars like these are not made  for long drives or tight skirts.

Sandy warned, “I hope you’re gonna take it easy, Jack?”

“Engine on,” I spoke. The car was outfitted with prototype voice activated  control. The engine obeyed, immediately humming to a start. The understated  throatiness of the exhaust stood in quiet contrast to all the glass packs out  there trying to Sound Street tough. All the gauges lit blue and the dials went  to the hilt before settling down. The windows looked like mirrors from the  outside and the interior cabin was nearly sound proof.

“Hear that purr?” I revved up the 16 cylinder 1000 horsepower engine, flooring the accelerator several times, burying the tach.

“Look at this thing Sandy – it doesn’t red line until 12,000 rpm!”

Sandy was admiring the leather wrapped interior, running her hands over the  dash settling on the round vent of the chrome airstream.

“We won’t need the air conditioner today,” I joked.

“You think? – It’s like 40 degrees outside; I should’ve brought a sweater.  You hurried me out so fast I didn’t have time to think. ”

I told her, “You won’t need it in here; the cabin heats up in seconds.” The  car must have been equipped with some type of radiant heat system.

I flipped the dial and we were warm almost immediately.

Sandy said, “I wonder how they do that; I freeze waiting for my car to heat  up. You know, Jack, I never thought I’d say this about a car, but this one is  sexy… I guess some guys need this sort of thing.”

I sank back into the driver’s seat richly upholstered in a diamond patchwork  of raised blond leather. The headrests had the Bugatti Logo richly embroidered  to adorn the center. Everything in the cockpit was chrome or leather trimmed  with a fragrant new car smell.

It’s always amused me that people are willing to pay many times the intrinsic  value of an item just to obtain the status of a brand. This was not one of those  times. We were seated in an example of excellence, worth every penny of the $1.6  million price tag. It wouldn’t have mattered what they called it.

“Reverse,” I eased off the brake. My left hand barely guiding the wheel, I  backed the car from its lone parking spot.

When I arrived this morning, the first and second floors of the garage were  nearly filled with cars so I took the third level to have it all to myself. I  knew I was gonna take at least one person for a ride today!

“Drive,” I said, and with both hands on the wheel at ten and two, I asked  Sandy, “Are you ready?” Before she could answer, I pressed my foot down on the  pedal. The tires spun, smoking for a second on the slick cement floor. I smelled  the hint of burning rubber as we laid our first 10-foot strip.

We were off!

“Hold on, Sandy,” I warned as we slowed quickly to negotiate the first turn.

“Please be careful,” Sandy pleaded as we tore through it. The thick rear of  the car fishtailing, tires screeching, turn by turn we made it to the ground  level. We tested the acceleration, racing full throttle the entire length of the  floor. I hit the brakes hard, skidding

right through the exit booth. The attendant raised the traffic arm just in  time.

Ceramic Brake Pads, built to withstand enormous heat, allowed the car to stop  faster than it accelerated. Sixty to zero in a mere 2.3 seconds…on this stop, I  could’ve used another tenth of a second for Sandy’s sake.

“Oh my God, Jack, you almost hit the bar. You’re the last guy on earth that  should own a car that goes this fast.”

“Oh Honey, I knew we weren’t gonna hit the bar. This car was made for this  type of handling.”

I really did know it as fact. In practice this morning, me and the kid worked  it out. I slipped him a twenty.

“You think that was fast, you haven’t seen nothing yet!”

“No, I really have,” Sandy grabbed tight to the armrests.

Looking only to my left I hit the gas and we flew out into the street.

“Jack, are you sure…?”

I answered by putting the pedal to the floor, “We’ll just take her around the  block.”

We could feel only mild vibration as we tested the claim of zero to sixty in  2.5 seconds. We were momentarily pinned back in our seats.

“Wow!” I said. Driving as fast as I could, barely stopping at one corner before speeding up to the next, each time announcing to Sandy how fast we’d  gotten up to.

“She just kept saying “You’re gonna get us killed.”

“The last run was our best, Sandy, sixty-eight!” I told her, proud of myself.  When we got back to our starting point, we turned into the garage. I stopped  briefly, thanked the attendant and grabbed a ticket.

Sandy said, “Pleeease, Jack, can we just take it easy now?”

The cockpit was relatively quiet, even with all the commotion we created.  Tires screeching, rear end fishtailing, burning rubber all the way to the third  level.

On the way up, I told Sandy, “It sounds worse than it is!”

“Off!” One final command and the powerful machine instantly fell into motionless repose.

“Jack! Driving with you feels like sitting in a rocket sled perched on a banana peel. I feel like I just lifted off in the space shuttle. You’re  impossible! Really, Jack, you try sitting in the death seat with someone driving  like that! I nearly put my foot through the floor trying to stop the car  myself.” Sandy threatened with a look like she’d never get in my car again. This  time I think she meant it.

“We have to take the elevator. This skirt is too tight for me to climb stairs.” I was laughing, exhilarated as we hurried towards the exit. Sandy was  trying her best to keep up, one hand on my shoulder the other on my arm for  balance. I pushed the button and showed her my watch, “See we made it.”

“Jack, we’ve only made it to the elevator,” she said slightly exaggerated,  out of breath. She was shaking a bit. I grabbed her by the shoulders and looked  down deep into her eyes.

“Don’t worry, I sent everyone a text before we left to hold off for 20 minutes. I just wanted to take you for a ride and have some fun. Wasn’t that an  awesome adrenaline rush?”

“I just didn’t want them to blame me for making you late.” Sandy’s eyes were  a little watery. She grabbed a tissue out of her purse and dabbed them dry.

“It wouldn’t have been your fault. Don’t cry Honey; I’m sorry you’re upset.”

“I’m not crying. Sometimes you’re a little wild Jack, really! When did you  even decide to buy that car? Usually you have me check around…”

I cut her off, “It was a gift. Somebody Bud’s been working with, they just  dropped it off.”

She cocked her head to the side and, wide-eyed, looked at my face, “Who would  just give you that?”

I explained, “One of our key supporters in the East. I’m anxious to meet him.  He’s throwing us a big fundraiser the night of the New Hampshire Primary in  Upstate New York. Bud’s working out the details. I want you to come with us;  it’ll be fun. Maybe you’ll meet some rich guy that drives his Benz like a little  old lady.”

“Very funny, Jack. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with driving the speed  limit. The way you drive, you’re gonna get somebody killed. Why did he give you  the car though?”

“He wants to be sure that when I’m president, I’ll take his call. The car is  his way of introducing himself. I’m not about to keep it. I’m gonna auction it  off for charity after the election.”

“That’s some introduction, Jack. They sure know your weakness. I wish someone  would give me a car.”

“Sandy, the super rich are drawn to power like moths to a flame.”

“Do you know what this means?” Sandy looked into my eyes, “You’re going all  the way!”

I reached to her shoulders, “Sandy, we’re goin’ all the way!”

“Jack, I can’t wait until you expose these people.”

I started daydreaming about my speech… The wealthy want the status quo to  continue, hoarding trillions… they move in a world that few people get a  chance to see. We’ll get a big taste of that up in New York; that’s one of the  reasons I wanted Sandy to come. She’s never seen this before. I wanted her to  see this unbelievable wealth first hand.

Most Americans have no idea that the richest 1% control 50% of the income.  The system is so broken. We have thirty-eight million kids who go to bed hungry  every night while the wealthy in this country can’t figure out where to park  their extra Mercedes.

“Jack… have you heard anything I said?” She knew I was deep in thought and  hadn’t heard a word.

“Sandy, my parents have friends who would be embarrassed to stay too long in  their winter homes for fear the neighbors would think they’d lost their minds or  gone senile. All while millions of Americans are homeless. It’s messed up.”

“It’s awful, Jack The rich are so selfish they only care about themselves!”

“Well I’ll tell ya one thing, nobody has ever done anything about it.”

“The only thing I worry about, Jack: if you speak out against them, how are  you going to get big donations for the campaign?”

“It’ll be like taking candy from a baby. It’s human nature. Every billionaire  thinks he’s the exception and we’re not talking about him. You won’t believe how  fast the donations roll in.”

“Jack, you know what I’ve never understood?”

“What, Honey?”

“What don’t they have with all that money?”

“Peace of mind…they worry about what they might lose. You’ll see. They get  jittery when administrations change and they’ll pay huge money to the  frontrunners. For insurance, they have access to whoever wins the Presidency.  You watch.”

“Jack?”

“Yeah?”

“Next time I drive.”

Continues…

Excerpted from “Jack Canon’s American Destiny” by  Greg Sandora. Copyright © 2013 by Greg Sandora. Excerpted by permission. All  rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without  permission in writing from the publisher

 

“Vampiris Sancti: The Vampire” by Katri Cardew

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If you like vampire books and you’re tired of “Twilight” copycats where the girl can’t wait to be turned into a vampire because they’re not the bad creatures everyone thinks they are, then I’ve got good news for you: good vampire books still exist. Yes, those fantasy novels with solid world building, adventure, romance, action, and memorable characters. If you feel like reading such a story, then “Vampiris Sancti: The Vampire” by Katri Cardew is just what you need.

Bethany Trent is a normal girl with an ordinary life. She doesn’t have big dreams, or plans for a great future. All this changes when she is turned into a vampire by Galt, and left to deal with the transformation all by herself. Unlike most vampire novels that treat this change as if it’s no big deal, in “Vampiris Sancti: The Vampire” Bethany’s transformation is a crucial moment in her life. She is confused, shocked, and then disgusted by what she has become. From now on she will have to struggle with her new reality and with the fact that she was turned to serve as a tool of revenge. Will Bethany ever have a say in her destiny? Or will she always obey Galt, the rogue vampire who turned her?

The reason why Galt chose Bethany was that she resembled a long dead woman. So, Bethany takes the dead woman’s name and becomes Siah. She begins a journey of self-discovery, because knowing herself and being able to control her new life is the only way to gain her freedom. But being stalked by a deadly cult and having to run from a Revenant sent to kill her is not making things any easier. She will have to be strong, determined and intelligent to survive.

Katri Cardew has an incredible imagination when it comes to world building. Her universe is full of history and otherworldly creatures, and her talent at describing the different worlds and the fascinating landscapes will make it impossible for the readers to put the book down. “Vampiris Sancti: The Vampire” is the perfect choice for those who know how to appreciate a true fantasy novel.

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The Monsterjunkies, An American Family Odyssey. Being a Normal Family is a State of Mind by Erik Daniel Shein and L. M. Reker

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We hear a lot in the media about bullying.  We are shown kids who have experienced it and find out what happened to them.  What we don’t see enough of is what  bullying really is and where it comes from.

The thing I really like about this book is how it describes the different faces people present to others and what lies beneath.   The bully has  feelings of fear, neglect and panic and that’s how the bully reacts.   The other thing  the story emphasizes is  about talking openly with  parents.

Everyone wears masks whether they know it or not.  We’re different around the people we play sports with than we are with the people we play video games with and those ways that we act are masks.  Sometimes we’re   with the same people, but we act different.    Maybe if we knew what was underneath the mask we could help that person not be afraid.   By making this book about an Addams family type scenario where the people really are creepy and spooky until you really get to know them, it is a very enticing story for tweeners and young teens.

Too much violence in our society gets mirrored with violence in the schools, preying on susceptible children to the point where some of them kill themselves.  The best way we can prepare our   kids is to educate them and this book is a very palatable format to teach the essentials.   You can buy this book on Amazon.  Find it here -

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