Monday, April 29, 2013

Looking Glass Shattered: Questions and Answers that Heal Old Wounds (Volume 1) www.amazon.com





Looking Glass Shattered: Questions and Answers that Heal Old Wounds (Volume 1)
www.amazon.com
Liberty, justice, equality, and freedom are eas
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***This book is one of those when life is sending you a message,and it appears. You should listen; It is a message that we are united as one. Should view life's trials with an open mind. We all have childlike wonder of faith, instilled in each of us, that is hidden or asleep. An energy we all carry inside us. Life is a challenge and we are here to learn and grow to share this knowledge. It is a very descriptive diary. An exploration and a walkabout of America and other exotic locations.

He details the country's beauty and the kindness of strangers all combine to assist a wounded soul, to be released from past wounds. Unchained from societal rules. Learn to shed it all along with the emotional baggage that holds one back from discovering their full potential.

The author wrote a book, a diary which includes expressive pictures, of his discoveries. The important symbolism of living in the moment, regarding number 3, a spiritual number and other wisdom. Which compels readers to rethink about their life's objectives.

It speaks of the universal symbolism and the energies we as humanity have untapped, dominant inside of us. We need to explore passions and life's gifts, to unlock mysteries. His perspectives have the reader ponder their life purpose.

Highly recommend this to readers in a rut, lost on the path of life looking for more than the rat race grind. It suggests that one has to be daring and break away from societal chains and stereotyped beliefs. This very insightful story opens the reader's eyes and heart to not take life for granted. To take a breath and view the earthly realm,and humanity as the wonders they are. All humanity and the planet in their magnificent wonderment. To appreciate the gifts awaiting one who dares to think outside the box. Compassion is written throughout the whole book. This is heartwarming and very educational.

The story continues as the author travels to places, and describe the beauty of the scenery and people and the meaning of interaction. He describes with questions how to connect with your inner wisdom. He advises to look for the signs of awakening.

He describes it is a light, of awareness. This book was a stimulating read. It is a young man's discovery of healing and connecting with each others. To discover purpose, to exchange energy and grow in knowledge, meanwhile doing something you love to do.

Compassion- It allows us to transcend the limiting stories that we and our society have created for ourselves. When we show true compassion, we create a powerful love vortex for ourselves and others to step into and this elevates us out of victim consciousness and into the empowered co-Creator consciousness of the Universe." This story is a man's journey to release the past wounds and connect to the energies that helps move one forth in their spiritual investigation and exploration."

This is an intriguing tale and if one listens and practices the words of wisdom in it, there would be more light in the universe, and love which this world needs more than ever."
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Okay found a way to upload the picture, my camera was low on charge. Now back to finished the last paragraphs. This book is amazing, it has secrets that will assist anyone in need of encouragement. The author speaks how to move beyond the emotional drama of your child and adult hood, the crises that hit you with no warning. That we all have an inner guiding tool, energies and spiritual calling. It can be awakened by living in the moment and observing the blessings around you and helping another. First to love yourself and give yourself a break from all the wounds inflicted by others.

Book Description

July 13, 2012
Follow along with My Human Compassion (MHC) who is on a life long transcending light quest to give humanity the tools for healing before its collective journey heads into extinction. What can we do to make life more fair? Should we rid all attachments to have everything in one backpack? Could we abandon home to randomly roam the country? I discovered healing and personal transformations through the number 3 which equals AUM (universal sound vibrations telling us that everything is in constant change) evolutionary approach to heal old wounds so we can own new life foundations of success and happiness! Healing energies of 3, 333, and AUM are in everyone and everything. My diaries are founded on carefully selected 3-based words, 3-guided chapter headings, and a $13.33 price. This diary/book stories of people, places, and events cannot be put down. It's questions, answers, and truths are impossible to forget. The spiritual power of 3-transforms you’re journey into spiritual awakening. Let me teach you how to use the healing number 3 in your life!

3 Pictures of my joy
FeeFee

Liberty, Justice, Equality
and Freedom
theme of book and
life.







Sunday, April 28, 2013

Anastasia's Surrender (The Dregg Chronicles) Part II and I, Author Dawn White

Anastasia's Surrender (The Dregg Chronicles) Part II and I, Author Dawn White


Part II  99 cents, and worth every penny and more on Amazon

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This novella, part II of the Anastasias Surrender Dregg Chronicles. It is a horror story yet the author has created a lovable but  torn character Anastasia who was dealt an unfair blow of life. She is a victim of an attack, lose her family to a bunch of murderers. She is traumatized, yet she is a warrior and now has to deal with the aftermath.

The aftermath is that she was turned and craves human fresh meat. How can a sweet child, young woman feed herself fresh meat, and not be disgusted with herself. The solution to be adopted by a carnie family and become useful to them and society.

She is divided between the consciousness of what is right, what is good or what is evil, as in the author's words"
"Will Anastasia give into her new self or will she fight it all the way?"

This story is a quickie yet so packed with thrills, it is like a late night snack that lingers after the fact. I am hook as a reader and craving for more....

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Part I  (free on Amazon)


The kindle does not upload reviews; I wish I remember what I wrote, as a reader i was blown away with the first part I of the Anastasia- The Dregg Chronicles, it was a sweet treat, delicious to the end. Fast paced and suspenseful, from page one to the conclusion.

Anastasia was a sweet young woman until tragedy almost destroys her life. Now the aftermath is a path of light and darkness. What will be her choices, good or bad, it will be a difficult journey to deal with, of the unfair experience she suffers through.

I read this and above is the second nighttime snack part II of the series, it is a horror, fairytale and adventure all wrapped in a small package.  I was hook from the first book and read the second and of course now craving more.



Book Description

 April 4, 2013
Anastasia’s entire family had been killed by something quite un-natural. She has her own horrible obstacles to face. Let’s follow the journey to see what happens with Anastasia in The Dregg Chronicles.



More About the Author

Biography

Dawn White resides in southern CA with her husband and three daughters. She has always been an avid reader and seems to live a busy life as a wife and mother. In between home schooling her children and taking care of the house she finds a few minutes at a time to write her novella series. Wingless and Damned is now available!



Books by Dawn White

"MEAT CAMP (by J.T. Warren & Scott Nicholson)


"MEAT CAMP (by J.T. Warren & Scott Nicholson)

J.T. and I adapted this from my original B-movie horror screenplay. It's a little different from my usual but hey..."

As a reader I read Liquid Fear and others by Scott Nicholson, I was hooked. This was during Hurricane Sandy, as the lights were disconnected and the house lit by candles. Every noise the gusts of wind made me jump, as a tree branch hit the side of the house I thought I was going to jump out of my skin.

So of course when the author is offering a special, his newest book with a promotion for reviews and an opportunity to win more of his books and created Meat Camp with his partner J.T. Warren, I was intrigued. Actually I was restless and needed a terrifying scare and knew that Nicholson and Warren could definitely stimulate this reader's mind.

Meat Camp here I come. This time it is a sunny breezing day and for back up I put on Meditation music to read this story for I can tell from the preview, as a reader I am about to be scared, **** out my head.

The story opens with the setting of the woods, the old cranky farmer, now camp owner, the odd house, the sniffing of wild animals, intruders? His ramblings about no good punks need a good switching,

The plot is set in a farm/ camping grounds, with many colorful characters, from the virgin, Casanova, troubled youth, and the intriguing plot of teenagers always on the hunt, will she or will she not give it up? Includes the real estate tycoon. coming to survey the bounty of open land and dreams of becoming richer with development of condos and such. The hunting of the contiguous diseased zombies and other events kept this reader entertained.

I like Grumpy old coot, and his good kind daughter running a camp for troubled youth, and with Nicholson witty style the story flows peaceful, as a reader i am savouring it, and waiting for the scare to jump out of the pages. He leads the reader on a goose chase, with the missing dog, the rebellious teenagers playing pranks, and wild animals hunting their prey. Question, who is the monster in this story, the reader wonders. The anticipation is building, even the meditation music can not cut through what was coming. The plots thickens, the jealous boyfriend, the scheming vixen and the plot to exact justice, to hatch a plan to have riches beyond their wildest dreams, but ...

The city youngsters unfamiliar with the woods, and the descriptive details and wild imaginations can make anyone terrified, never knowing if a wild rabid animal, Satan cult, out for blood letting, or other unimaginable creatures and incidents can occur in the dark shadowy woods.

The plot only intensifies, the strange dead animals, rabid and no marks, the frigid girl saving for Mr. Right, the furious notch on the belt player, was played and now he wants revenge. Not this monstrous, yet karma is a witch. The pot smokers, and the Casanova has a heart, at the last moment.... and others, all unique in their own way.

The story continues with the city Police officer who decides to look for the green on the other side of the fence relocated to the backward town, after a scary incident, he does not know as sheriff what and the old coot's family with the kind hearted daughter trying to save the farm was about to discover. The rose colored ideal of opening it as a rehabilitation for wayward youth, was only the tip of the iceberg. What was hidden in the woods, was the climax. The present characters and plus other cocky characters are facing their worst nightmare. The suspense is like a train running out of control, and keeps the reader on their edge of their seat, waiting.....

It is up there with his other works, with an edge, kudos to the authors for writing a scary tale that had this reader's heart thumping rapidly, waiting to see who the next victim was to be. I enjoyed the heroic female with the skills to defend herself and other characters. The conclusion was a blast back to the past, how Alfred Hitchcock and other horror experts left the reader craving for more.

In the authors' words:

But a strange infection contaminating the camp's mess hall soon triggers a violent rampage. As the isolated camp turns into a bloodbath, camp counselor Jenny Usher first fights to save the children, and then finds she must fight to save herself.

Because this infection doesn't just kill, it brings the dead back to life...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

The Light by Robert Hammond (the mystical odyssey of a prodigal son whose spiritual journey tumbles like a rollercoaster)



In the author’s words “Abel Adams is essentially an allegorical composite of all of us who have gone astray at some point in our lives,” says the author. “I believe that many people will discover they deeply identify with Abel’s desperate desire for deliverance.”
What I have previewed as a reader, this book is a keeper, it has all the elements of light, darkness, confusion of identification in a tumultuous time and the character Abel has caught this reader's heart. He is walking a risky life path, and the vessels and experiences he comes across and lives thru many trials, is a witness that for everyone, no matter how far they fall into the abyss of darkness, there is always hope to come back.  Be reborn to the light. I can that tell this is a human mystical story that calls to wounded and lost children/adults and gives them inspiration to break free from their chains of bondage. Highly recommend this book, especially in these tsunami like times, as darkness is closing in and we need more light and encouragement.
One lives life, you get up, prepare for work, do your chores, give of yourself to others, go to bed, and awake to the next day, the same routine day in and day out. There is a season for everything as my grandmother used to tell me. We all experience joy, sadness, bounty and agony in our brief lives, which is a span of a blink of an eye.

Then again when the season changes and the storms pour in, we feel alone and deserted, we call upon a higher power to help us through.

Well it seems this is a season for this reader, the authors and books I have read in the past month are messages of forgiveness and living in the moment.  

The Light by Robert Hammond is one of these inspiring gifts, a message calling out to the lost souls wandering as nomads in the darkness. 

It is written with understanding that is so deep and powerful, as the main character Abel is pulled into the darkness of addiction, so wicked a snare he is bind in its trappings, he thought he would never see the light. Until the one last final crash and he ends up in prison one too many times, he experiences a miraculous transformation.

He receives his purpose that he has to make amends to the people he hurt and damaged along the way as evil played him as a puppet looking for the next fix, be it Heroin, LSD and/or prescriptions medications. He was a doper, dealer, liar, thief and a murderer of his own soul. 

The author has the gift of soulful insight to write a heart wrenching tale of a not just a drug addict, but a broken soul the minute he was born into the earth's atmosphere. He was intoxicated with the three taboos, “the three assassins’ fear, guilt and resentment” that would keep any soul trapped, and lost in limbo.  From the day of his birth until his transformation he suffered so much agony and carried it deep in his core, the gripping swallowing pain of loneliness, it sent him on a path of destruction, and weariness, he had no choice but to seek the light.

When he found the peace he so desperately craved, he was in union with his spiritual calling and knew that he had to right the wrongs and ask for forgiveness if he was to attain his recovery. This is not your typical drug addict story, this in an depth analysis of all that the human race, wounded or not, need to read to discover the mystical as profound reason why some who declare to find the light are not insane, instead they have found the truth, they are blessed. 

In the author’s words “The Light is the mystical odyssey of a prodigal son whose spiritual journey tumbles like a rollercoaster through a wild mix of philosophical, psychological, and religious experiences amid the turbulent post-1960s counterculture.





ROBERT HAMMOND is an award-winning screenwriter, 
producer and author of over a dozen books, including The 
Light and Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten 
Commandments for Success. He holds an MFA in Creative 
Writing and his film projects include the documentary One 
Day on Earth and epic C.B. DeMille biopic.
Hammond teaches screenwriting and develops literary 
properties for film and television. He has appeared on over 
300 radio and television programs. His bestselling book, Life 
After Debt: Free Yourself from the Burdens of Money Worries –
Once and for All sold over 100,000 copies. 
As the author of Identity Theft: How to Protect Your Most 
Valuable Asset, Hammond was the spokesperson for Capital 
One Financial Corporation’s Identity Theft Prevention Program. 
In addition to developing projects for film and television, Hammond teaches 
screenwriting and is a popular speaker and talk-show guest on personal achievement, creativity, and recovery. He has provided consulting to thousands of individuals, private organizations, and governmental agencies and was instrumental in establishing 
Riverside County's (CA) alternative dispute resolution and welfare-to-work programs.
Contact Info:
Email: rhammond2k@yahoo.com
Tel: 415-999-1077
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rhammond2k



bio

ROBERT HAMMOND is an award-winning screenwriter, 
producer and author of over a dozen books, including The 
Light and Ready When You Are: Cecil B. DeMille’s Ten 
Commandments for Success. He holds an MFA in Creative 
Writing and his film projects include the documentary One 
Day on Earth and epic C.B. DeMille biopic.
Hammond teaches screenwriting and develops literary 
properties for film and television. He has appeared on over 
300 radio and television programs. His bestselling book, Life 
After Debt: Free Yourself from the Burdens of Money Worries –
Once and for All sold over 100,000 copies. 
As the author of Identity Theft: How to Protect Your Most 
Valuable Asset, Hammond was the spokesperson for Capital 
One Financial Corporation’s Identity Theft Prevention Program. 
In addition to developing projects for film and television, Hammond teaches 
screenwriting and is a popular speaker and talk-show guest on personal achievement,  creativity, and recovery. He has provided consulting to thousands of individuals, private organizations, and governmental agencies and was instrumental in establishing 

Riverside County's (CA) alternative dispute resolution and welfare-to-work programs.
Contact Info:
Email: rhammond2k@yahoo.com
Tel: 415-999-1077
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/rhammond2k
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0358771/









Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Last Sewer Ball, Book 2 by Author Steven Schindler coming in June 2013

Now the HFA promotion is over until August 2014. This reader can go back to reviewing books. I miss reading. This is a gift to be cherished, an arc coming out in June 2013. I have the honour to read and submit a review.  This book is on my treasure shelf, it was a transforming story, and such a memorable one. A definite keeper, and the author is in my top ten list of the year, actually life I believe.


The Last Sewer Ball, Book 2 by Author Steven Schindler



Book Description

June 11, 2013
'The Last Sewer Ball' is a 'sort of sequel' to Steven Schindler's cult classic novel, 'Sewer Balls.' Whitey, Vinny and the rest of the kids from the block come back to life on the stoops, streets, and hangouts of the Bronx in the 1960s. Follow them from 'then' til 'now', as secrets that simmered since childhood bubble to the surface and eventually explode when past and present collide with not so instant karma.






This time in book 2, the author goes from the present to the past through flashbacks, with an intriguing spin. It starts at an Elementary Catholic School reunion, 20 years later and the colorful characters all come together to reminisce about the past.  The characters- Vinny, Whitney and others explore their lives and experiences as teenagers in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx.   It opens with a witty real comfortable style of writing, about the regrets of his past and present life, and he is meeting in the present with his old neighborhood buddies. He is embarrassed that his once rich high living life-style ended in divorce, unemployed and he is sleeping on his sister's couch in Bronxville.


The descriptive plot and setting had this Bronx native, reliving her teenage years in the Bronx, as an Irish Lassie, who lived with two brothers and a father, all on the road to binging with alcohol and drugs. I was in the midst of the setting, but at the other side of the tracks, 241st and White Plains Road. I was a jealous pre-teen, teenager, as my father was overprotective and I was upset that my younger brother escapes to Kingsbridge and has tales to this day of him and his friends and their zany actions. I would eavesdrop on their conversations, about anything from sneaking off to exploring Vancortlandt Park   (Vannie) Park, to hiding in their friends basements and doing guy things, or going to the rooftops to gaze at the stars.

My experiences through the character's experiences, I too remember my first kiss and petting with the boys, under the El as the number two pulled in to 238th St and White Plains Rd station or behind the old trees, in the local park.  As he described their adventures in the magical lost hikes into the land of mysteries all bored teens find themselves in, as a reader I had to laugh or scorn the hoodlums, just normal guys out having fun.  He tells of the adventures of exploring all the hidden coves that young people locate to escape the peeping eyes of adults.  Gathering on a hot summer’s day, and the adventures they discover from the homeless bums, the crack addicts to the necking of couples, and the secrets all hidden away until time passes and the truth is brought to the light. 

Instead of being a camp counselor for a Catholic School, I worked for a Jewish camp in Brewster. As I got half-way through the book, of the Irish antics, loyalty and the celebrations, the wakes, and life in Kingsbridge with all its secrets, I was taken back in time. I was transformed back to my child and teen hood years. My friends, they could have been the characters in the story. Sometimes the memories he penned hit me like a freight train, painful but at the same time blissful, as the train barely hit, as the characters play chicken across the tracks.

The author was so descriptive and easily weaves a delightful tale with a unique flair which brought the reader thick into the story, as the pages turn it takes a mysterious turn, suspenseful conflict. On the thread as in life, we lost touch with old friends, especially close ones like the friends and the ones who struck by our sides through all the BS of living from family to death, and held our secrets to the grave.  

The main character wonders what happen to his closest buddy, rumors disturbed him.  He plans an agenda to find him and with all his resources he goes on a mission to find his friend, starting at the neighborhood pubs, to continue the intrigue of possible romance with his dream girl who goes with him to go search for him. They traces his closest friend life's journey from rumors, lies and truths, to discover the missing piece of the puzzle, and the conclusion was beyond amazing, so spiritual and so suspenseful, it took this reader's breath away, and sent tingling chill up my spine, as well as the moist tears.

Finishing the story I wanted to go right back in, yet savoring the memories and the tapestry of details this author penned  unique style of writing about fictional and non-fictional characters, and their lives as teenagers in the Bronx, I put the book down for another day.  The tale spins 20 years later he came back home to be faced with a dilemma, and the crux how will it be resolve?.  As a reader I definitely recommend this tale, as this story will definitely hit a chord in everyone's mind, heart and soul, to go back to the past without packing a suitcase as a New Yorker or not. 


Steven Schindler


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Steven Schindler
Biography
Born and raised in the Bronx, Steven Schindler's first two novels, Sewer Balls and From the Block, are artfully gritty portrayals of the neighborhood characters who hung out on the stoops, playgrounds, rooftops and barstools during the crazy days of the Bronx in the sixties and seventies. Both books offer a heavy dose of mad, inner-city youthful adventures laced with awkward teenage sex, rock and roll, and the search for the perfect egg cream, i.e. the essence of life itself.
After graduating with a degree in film and theatre from Hunter College, he soon found himself acting in off-off Broadway productions around the city, including a geodesic dome in the Bronx, an Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, a loft in SoHo and at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village. Bartering a deal at a prominent NY drama school to videotape classes in exchange for acting… Read more

Books by Steven Schindler