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Sunday, December 15, 2013

WANTED: ARC Reviewers for Visionary Fantasy MOGOLLON by Author Sandy Nathan

Advanced Review Copies (ebook edition; may lack a final proofread and/or its final cover) are NOW AVAILABLE for upcoming release MOGOLLON: A TALE OF MYSTICISM & MAYHEM by award-winning author Sandy Nathan. Read on to find out more!

Expected Release Date: January 1, 2014

PEACE OR OUR DARKEST NIGHTMARES?
Will Duane owns the tech revolution.  It’s 1997; Will’s been the richest man on the planet for twenty years. He can sway governments and ruin lives. Will’s latest mission brings him into conflict with all that’s holy. He and his corporate hot shots reach their destination, a Native American spiritual retreat. Their luxurious motor homes enter the Mogollon Bowl, a geophysical anomaly where anything can happen. Now Will can spring his trap.

Grandfather, the powerful shaman leading the retreat, seeks a world where love is king, a world of peace and harmony. This vision has haunted him all his life. His corporate guest is the key to making his vision real. Grandfather knows exactly what Will Duane wants.

A malicious force steps into the action. Both men’s hopes are dashed, as a sacred place becomes the playground of evil. A malevolent power tries to claim their lives and souls. You won’t forget this modern day fable, a high-speed, high stakes fantasy with visionary roots.

FICTION / Fantasy / Contemporary                                                        
FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
FICTION /  Fantasy / Paranormal

Praise for Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem 

Mogollon: A Tale of Mysticism & Mayhem is one of those books that transports you into a mystical world where the supernatural is eminently believable. The story sucked me in to the point I had to pinch myself on occasion to reassure myself I was safe in my chair. Mogollon is about nothing less than the battle between the forces of light and dark — in the real world and in worlds that feel incredibly real though they stretch the imagination way beyond its normal boundaries. With unexpected story twists and characters that I keep wanting to know better and better, Mogollon is sheer enjoyment, page after page after page.  
Laren Bright
Award-winning television writer
 Co-author of Golden Voyages, a spiritual children’s book


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

WORLDWIND BOOK FEATURE + GIVEAWAY: "The Intangibles" by Monte Dutton



The L.O.V.E. blog is excited to host author Monte Dutton and his controversial tale of triumph THE INTANGIBLES. Monte Dutton lives in Clinton, South Carolina. In high school, he played football for a state championship team, then attended Furman University, Greenville, S.C., graduating in 1980, B.A., cum laude, political science/history. He spent 20 years (1993-2012)wriing about NASCAR for several publications. He was named Writer of the Year by the Eastern Motorsports Press Association (Frank Blunk Award) in 2003 and Writer of the Year by the National Motorsports Press Association (George Cunningham Award) in 2008. His NASCAR writing was syndicated by King Feature Syndicate in the form of a weekly page, "NASCAR This Week" for 17 years.

Monte Dutton is also the author of Pride of Clinton, a history of high school football in his hometown, 1986; At Speed, 2000 (Potomac Books); Rebel with a Cause: A Season with NASCAR's Tony Stewart, 2001 (Potomac Books); Jeff Gordon: The Racer, 2001 (Thomas Nelson); Postcards from Pit Road, 2003 (Potomac Books); Haul A** and Turn Left, 2005 (Warner Books), True to the Roots: Americana Music Revealed, 2006. (Bison Books); and is an Editor/Contributor of Taking Stock: Life in NASCAR's Fast Lane, 2004 (Potomac Books). The Audacity of Dope, 2011 (Neverland Publishing) was his first novel, and Neverland recently published his second, The Intangibles. Another, Crazy by Natural Causes, is in the works.

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ABOUT THE INTANGIBLES

It’s 1968. The winds of change are descending on Fairmont and engulfing the small South Carolina town in a tornadic frenzy. The public schools are finally being completely integrated. Mossy Springs High School is closing and its black students are now attending formerly all-white Fairmont High; the town is rife with racial tension. Several black youths have been arrested for tossing firebombs at a handful of stores. White citizens form a private academy for the purpose of keeping their kids out of the integrated school system. The Ku Klux Klan is growing.

Reese Knighton arrives on the scene at precisely the right time. The principal of Fairmont High School, Claude Lowell, becomes superintendent of the school district. Lowell chooses Preston Shipley, currently the football coach, to replace him as principal and hires Knighton to coach the team, thus forcing Knighton to find common ground with Willie Spurgeon, the successful Mossy Springs coach who has been passed over for a job he richly deserves.

At The Intangibles’center is the Hoskins family, their relationships to those living within the town of Fairmont giving rise to a memorable cast of characters. Tommy Hoskins is a local businessman and farmer who is a supporter of the team, on which his older son, Frankie, plays. Frankie’s best friend is Raymond Simpson, who lives in a shanty on the Hoskins’ farm. Another of Frankie’s friends, Ned Whitesides, is a spoiled bigot. Clarence “Click” Clowney is the talented, rebellious quarterback from Mossy Springs. Al Martin is the staunch black tackle who becomes the glue that keeps the integrated team together. Twins James and Joey Leverette are the sons of professors at local Oconee College. Curly Mayhew coaches rival Lexington Central. Laura Hedison is a white cheerleader. Jorge Heredia is a tennis player at the college who sells drugs on the side. Aubrey Roper is a college girl who exerts a corruptive influence on Frankie Hoskins. The county sheriff, a turncoat within the team, Ned Whitesides’ father, the loyal assistants, militants both black and white, a doctor, a lawyer, local businessmen, and others all add fuel to the fires of prejudice and fear of the unknown that are raging in the town of Fairmont.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Volume 2 of "Discovering The Shepherd" NOW AVAILABLE

I am so happy to share that volume 2 of "Discovering The Shepherd: A Study of Psalm 23" is now available. **SPECIAL DEAL** Purchase volume 1 and receive volume 2 absolutely FREE! Because the book should be read in sequence, volume 2 will not be made available for sale separately. However, check out the sneak peek below to give you an idea of the information packed inside.

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EXCERPT

Welcome to volume two of the Psalm 23 study! We’ll be picking up with the second part of verse two.

Psalm 23, Verse 2
“He leads me beside the still waters.”

In the second part of verse two, King David continues on to describe another action of Jehovah as Shepherd over his life. Upon first reading this passage, we easily gather that David is being led to a place next to waters that are calm and still. However, as we saw in the previous volume of this study, there is much more to discover about these verses when we look at the original text. So, let’s take a deeper look.

“He leads me beside the still waters.”

“leads” - nahal (Hebrew transliteration) – v. 1) to lead with care; 2) to give rest; 3) to refresh (as with food)

1) To Lead With Care
As we look at this first definition of “lead,” we find that our heavenly Shepherd guides His sheep and directs us in the way that He wants us to go. Not only does he guide us, but he does so with patience and gentleness, insuring that we are safe and in good condition. This reinforces some of the things that we discovered in volume one of the study. Here again we see that God is not using force against His sheep to make us comply. Instead, He leads with a gentle hand of protection. His actions are borne from love and we as His sheep should respond in loving obedience. This loving interaction is the very nature of the Shepherd/sheep relationship.

2) To Give Rest
When thinking of how we use the word “lead” from day to day, this particular definition may seem a little odd. We normally do not associate leading with giving someone rest. However, when you consider the first passage of verse two (“He makes me to lie down…”), we find that God’s leading in this second part is simply a continuation of the peaceful rest that we discovered in the first passage. Though He is leading, and as His sheep we are engaged in the act of following, we are still at rest as we do so. Only through God can we accomplish being in action AND being at rest at the same time!

This sort of active rest is just one of the benefits of being under the yoke of God. (See Matthew 11:30) As His submitted sheep/followers, we allow God to use His authority and power to lead the way while we remain at rest in Him. Does that mean that we never take action? No, not at all. It simply means that we do not try to plot our own paths nor do we run ahead of God and try to forge our way with our own strength. The Shepherd goes first for a reason! It is His job to clear the path of obstacles that can harm His sheep and to scare off any vicious animals waiting to attack. When we get anxious, or leave our state of rest to run ahead of God, we put ourselves in danger.

3) To Refresh (as with food)
So far, we have discovered that the Shepherd’s leading involves His gentle, loving guidance and peaceful rest for His sheep/followers. In this final definition of “lead,” we find yet another benefit – a refreshing! To refresh means “to give new strength; to reinvigorate,” but this particular reinvigoration involves God feeding His sheep as a part of His leading. What does this mean exactly? Consider John 6:25 – “Jesus replied, I am the Bread of Life. He who comes to Me will never be hungry, and he who believes in and cleaves to and trusts in and relies on Me will never thirst any more (at any time).” (Amplified)  Here we see that Jesus is our bread so as He leads us, we are feeding on Him!

We know that we are not literally eating his flesh, but rather we are being refreshed, strengthened, and reinvigorated by His love, grace, joy, wisdom and all the other attributes of His righteousness. Here is where we begin to really understand that our Christian journey is just as important as our final destination. Yes, there are many wonderful blessings waiting for us at the place where God is leading us to, but being able to partake of His fullness on the way there is an invaluable gift. Take time to enjoy the Lord as He is leading you!


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Christians With Pervasive Issues by Annie Brown

The L.O.V.E. blog is excited to host a cover reveal and giveaway for author Annie Brown's Christian Non-Fiction CHRISTIANS WITH PERVASIVE ISSUES. Keep reading to learn more about the book and ENTER TO WIN a free copy! Contest ends October 7.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Annie Brown is the mother of four adult children, five grandchildren, and one great grandchild. She is a licensed minister and social worker. As a social worker, Annie works the terminally ill, providing emotional support at the most critical time in an individual's life. It is Annie's desire that Christians work through their pervasive issues before the end of life, so that the transition between death and eternity can be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved conflicts.


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SYNOPSIS
Even as a faithful Christian, there may be times when you feel that there is no hope of escaping issues and themes in your life that ensnare and trip you up time and time again. When a certain pattern of behavior or type of suffering has been following you all your life, it’s hard to believe that you can ever escape from it. Christians with Pervasive Issues shows us that every child of God can be delivered from issues that cause them to be a victim, rather than walking in victory. In compassionate, no-nonsense language, Annie Brown demonstrates that with genuine repentance, using God’s principles, and the right counseling/support, you can overcome anything. Christians with Pervasive Issues gives you the ray of hope you need in order to heal your life, and get closer to God.


EXCERPT

Why, Christians with Pervasive Issues?

We are living in a society where Christians are in a constant battle with wars from within and from without. Many wars come from Christians who have made a profession but have not overcome many issues that he/she has stored away in their secret closets. Some of the issues have become common place behaviors and when a certain type of behavior has been following someone most of their life, it may no longer seem possible to end its stronghold.  It is easy to lose hope and to only see oneself as a victim. Therefore since every individual in the body of Christ has strengths and needs it is vital that we come out of denial and deal with what has us in bondage.

As a social worker, I am confronted many times with end of life issues that entails an individual going through severe emotional pain because he/she wants the transition between death and eternity to be smooth, and not cluttered with unresolved issues. One of the most common unresolved issues is that of forgiveness. Either the individual needs to ask another person to forgive them for unjust deeds or the individual needs to forgive someone who has wronged them. Whether a victim or perpetrator, we need to get these unresolved issues taken care of while we have the cognitive abilities to do so before the end of life. Realizing that not only does forgiveness brings freedom to the one who does the forgiving, Christians should always remember that if we do not forgive others their trespasses, then, God will not forgive us ours.

 Therefore, Christians with Pervasive Issues was written to give a ray of hope to victims and perpetrators. In compassionate, but no-nonsense language the book demonstrates that with genuine repentance and the right support, one can overcome anything. No one knows where death is so it is time to stop picking flowers by the wayside and get ready for the soon coming King.


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Monday, September 30, 2013

NEW RELEASE: Christian Inspirational DISCOVERING THE SHEPHERD: A Study of Psalm 23

Hello everyone! I am so excited to announce the release of volume 1 of my latest book project: DISCOVERING THE SHEPHERD: A STUDY OF PSALM 23. Most of my readers know that I write edgy, Christian fiction (no sex, no drugs, cursing only when it fits the character), but this latest book is near and dear to the thing that I love the most - LEARNING MORE about GOD's WORD. Over the last few months I have taken time to really dig into the 23rd Psalm and I discovered some phenomenal things hidden in the ancient language of the text. Read on for the synopsis & an excerpt!

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SYNOPSIS
"Discovering The Shepherd" takes a deeper look at Psalm 23, one of the most popular and powerful scripture passages of the Old Testament. The study provides a scholarly overview of the scripture while offering spiritual nuggets to strengthen and inspire the reader. Modern believers will learn more about the ancient Hebrew text and discover revelation hidden beneath the surfaces of the verses. Excellent accompaniment to your regular bible study! 


EXCERPT
Psalm 23, Verse 1
“The LORD is my shepherd…”

“This psalm is probably the best known passage of the OT. It is a testimony by David to the Lord’s faithfulness throughout his life. As a hymn of confidence, it pictures the Lord as a disciple’s Shepherd-King-Host. David… progressively unveils his personal relationship with the Lord.” (Footnote from The MacArthur Study Bible)

It is precisely with the same purpose as revealed by King David that God is calling his people to reacquaint themselves with the 23rd Psalm – to unveil and gain a deeper understanding of our relationship to God, but more importantly His relationship to us. This Psalm is all about His vow and commitment to His sheep - those that belong to Him and hearken to the guiding voice of the Holy Spirit. It is a decree and a declaration spoken from the mouth of David in confidence, and even in warfare, against those who persecuted him under the power of evil influence. There are relationship promises and revelation regarding the nature of God’s relationship to his people hidden throughout each verse. Let’s begin with verse 1:

The LORD is my shepherd…”

King David wastes no time in establishing who will be the subject of Psalm 23 – the Lord. Much like anything that is established by Holy Spirit, the Savior is placed first and properly positioned as the head of any proceeding thing. He is the banner that waves and guides us into the Psalm, then serves as the helm of the multi-compartmental vessel that is Psalm 23. I use the term “vessel” to describe the scripture because of its ability to hold, and store, the Truth and Mystery of the identity of God. It is multi-compartmental because of its ability to hold very distinct pockets of revelation, yet maintain the cohesion of one song or psalm.

The very first word alone – THE - unleashes a torrent of information for the believer engaging in a study of this verse. First, it eliminates any ambiguity regarding to whom King David is referring and establishes David’s faith in the solo God of Israel. This is important because there were numerous false gods being worshipped by the people at that time, several of which are still in existence today. David does not leave it for us to figure out or debate the deity to whom He is referring to in the Psalm. It is THE Lord – the one and only God professed by David and his kingdom.

Second, the use of any other article would have altered the reference to Lord in a way that could have subsequently rendered this scripture ineffective. Imagine reading “A Lord is my shepherd…” or “That Lord is my shepherd…” or even “My Lord is my shepherd….” One could easily insert a deity of their choice, creating a perverted version of the Holy Word of God that was intended.

David could have said “The Lord of Israel is my shepherd…” if he had wanted to be super specific and not leave room for misinterpretation, but the fact that he didn’t can actually be seen as prophetic. Though the coming of Jesus would happen some nearly 1000 years after the beginning of David’s reign over all Israel, David’s choice of “the” as a solo modifier of “Lord” speaks to the coming Lord’s (Jesus) dominion over ALL people, not just Israel and its descendants. Indeed Jesus would come to die for both the Jews and Gentile people and be established as THE Lord over all people. (Romans 3:29-30)

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Queen In Me Blog Tour Featuring An Excerpt From "Glamour Girl" by Author Megan Mottley


 The L.O.V.E. Blog is thrilled to feature Author Megan Mottley and her Christian Inspirational "Glamour Girl." Megan is the Founder and Creator of The Glamour Girl Movement™ and has spent several years working as a licensed esthetician and freelance makeup artist. Megan observed that women were putting more effort into enhancing their outer beauty and neglecting the most important aspect of true glamour – INNER BEAUTY. Megan launched The Glamour Girl Movement™ in January 2011 to encourage women to embrace beauty from the inside out.  Megan believes that when women take a deep look into their proverbial mirrors they are apt to discover their life purpose and can experience a life of freedom. Read more about Megan's "Glamour Girl" (including an excerpt from the book) below!


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BOOK SYNOPSIS
"Glamour Girl: How To Get The Ultimate Makeover" takes a fresh look at a woman’s need to feel and look beautiful not only in the sight of man but most importantly in the sight of God. Beauty was created by God, therefore, in the midst of all the cosmetics and beauty rituals are biblical principles. "Glamour Girl" teaches women how to recognize the beauty that God has given them and how to utilize this special gift. This book takes beauty rituals to another level by teaching women the spiritual and practical applications of makeup.

Author Megan Mottley also explores and explains the biblical book of Esther. Before becoming queen, Esther had to undergo a very rigorous beauty treatment that lasted 365 days! Readers will quickly recognize why Esther’s portrayal of beauty, strength and courage make her a true Glamour Girl and the perfect example for women to follow. By the end of this book, the reader will acknowledge the need to look and dig deeper to find purpose in their beauty and beauty treatments, just as Queen Esther did.


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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

AUTHORS: Reach 2X the Readers in BRAND NEW Seasonal Promotion Offer

Hello fellow authors! Last year my book promotions page (Book Promotions International) partnered with The Serious Reader to offer seasonal promotion of your books to the readers who are a part of our networks. We truly enjoyed sharing your books across social media and we had a lot of fun connecting with lots of new authors! We enjoyed it so much, in fact, that we are doing it again this year and WE'RE STARTING EARLY.  With the influx of new authors and books available this year, it's important to start making yourself visible as early as possible to take advantage of the holiday buying season. We are committing ourselves to begin NOW helping you spread the word about your work and we're making it very simple for you to take advantage of this offer.

WHAT WE ARE OFFERING
The Serious Reader (TSR) and Book Promotions International (BPI) have teamed up to offer an affordable DAILY FEATURE promotion for authors! We want to help you get your book titles in front of new readers and potential new fans. Here’s what we’re offering:

FEATURE PACKAGE - $25/Daily per Book
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

BOOK FEATURE: 7 Things Singles Should Accomplish Before Marriage by Nathan Salter @NathanSalter

The L.O.V.E. blog is excited to feature Minister, Musician, and Author Nathan Salter and his popular debut book "7 Things Singles Should Accomplish Before Marriage." In Minister Salter's relationship guide, he shares his wisdom on seven areas of life that Christian singles should focus on as they prepare themselves for marriage. Read more about this modern guide for the Christian single below!



SYNOPSIS
So many people are anxiously looking to find that special someone and get married, but many have failed to see how marriage takes more than love. It requires work! Singles love the idea of marriage, but sometimes have no real expectation as to what it actually takes to make it successful. Inside "7 Things Singles Should Accomplish Before Marriage," you will discover seven things that singles should push to accomplish during the season of singleness. Many who are married have confirmed that accomplishing these seven things will make any individual better equipped for a successful marriage and Minister Salter is sharing this wisdom with singles around the world.

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MY REVIEW
Wisdom Splashed with Humor for the Modern Christian Single - 5 STARS
7 Things... is filled with sound, practical advice for Christian singles who are seeking to be married one day. Elder Salter addresses some of the greatest obstacles that couples, both Christian and non-Christian, may face and then offers easy-to-follow advice on how to prepare for and even avoid those obstacles. From money to family, he covers every topic with great examples and anecdotes in a fashion that is not preachy in any way. I laughed out loud several times while reading and I really enjoyed the relaxed, easygoing pace and tone of the book. This is a definite read for anyone considering marriage who wants to increase their odds of success by arming themselves with wisdom first.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Minister Nathan Salter's seminars on Singleness have touched thousands of listeners worldwide. His heart to help and show singles how to enjoy their season of singleness before marriage has made him a sought after speaker. He has conducted seminars on singleness through the U.S. and Canada and administers a Facebook page where singles worldwide gather to communicate, encourage each other, and be inspired.

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

NEW RELEASE: Book 2 of Series Featuring Christopher Columbus, Isabella & Ferdinand


Author Lilian Gafni recently released book 2 of her Historical Fiction series "Flower From Castile." Book 2 titled “The New World” takes readers to the year 1493 when Columbus is on a voyage to reach the Indies, the Beneluz family is sailing to Morocco to begin a new life, and Queen Isabella & King Ferdinand deal with the backlash of the Alhambra Decree. Here’s the synopsis:



The year 1493 ushers in a New World, and Columbus is on a voyage with the Santa Maria, the Pinta, and the Niña to reach the Indies by sailing west. One of the sailors, João Treves, blackmails Columbus—threatening to reveal a secret that could ruin him—compelling Columbus to stow away Conversos on his next voyage. When the journey stretches longer than their food stores, the crew becomes fearful and rebellious.

Isabella and Miguel, along with the Beneluz family, are now sailing to Morocco where they can begin a new life. Their ship is headed for dangerous waters, infested with pirates bent on extracting hidden gold from unprotected passengers. Although Isabella and Miguel pray for smooth sailing, their voyage is beset by pirates, and they are taken as booty to be sold in Tangier's slave market.


The ill-fated decision that instituted the Alhambra Decree and expelled all their Jewish artisans, farmers and workers leaves Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand vulnerable with depleted ranks of taxpayers. In her heart, the queen yearns for Columbus's return with the gold promised for España.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Lilian Gafni was born in Cairo, Egypt and attended the all-girls, non-denominational, French Catholic School of St. Vincent de Paul. While growing up, Lilian spoke Ladino (a mixture of Castilian Spanish and Hebrew words), a language spoken by Spanish Jews after their expulsion from Spain in 1492.
Gafni writes with passion about the traumas of displaced Jewish populations because she once was attacked because of her religion. Her family fled to the newly formed country of Israel, where she had to adapt to a new life, country and language. Gafni seeks to give voice to the thousands of victims who have been brutally silenced through the ages due to their religion and personal history.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Killer Thriller Launch Q&A With Author Consuelo Roland


The L.O.V.E. blog would like to welcome author Consuelo Roland! Consuelo stopped by to share some great information about her latest release "Lady Limbo", a featured novel in the Killer Thriller Book Launch Event March 5th - 7th. Read below to see what Consuelo had to say about the book and about a secret she's never shared with anyone before... 



GIVE US THE 140-CHARACTER STORY PITCH:
Here today, gone tomorrow. Paola Dante’s husband has disappeared. All she has is the Limbo files.  7 women 7 files. Which one is Lady Limbo?


WHO'S ON THE COVER AND WHY IS SHE IN SUCH TROUBLE?
The perfect life… Or a beautiful lie? Forced to hunt down Lady Limbo, the ghost of a youthful love affair that ended in betrayal, Paola Dante risks everything and learns to trust no one in a race to find her missing husband. Lady Limbo leads her into dark territory she never knew existed, where she must question all she knows. What if the great love of your life committed the perfect crime?



YOUR CHARACTER, PAOLA DANTE, HAS TO COVER SEVERAL DIFFERENT ANGLES; FROM CAREER WOMAN TO COOL SEDUCTRESS TO RELUCTANT CHILD PROTECTOR. IS SHE MODELED AFTER YOU AT ALL?
Not at all. Paola knows how to stay one step ahead in the combat zone of corporate meetings; she treats bullying shark tactics with the disdain they deserve. On a personal level she is sassy, witty and smart  – this frightening mix of self-control and social maturity  is totally unlike me. But of course there’s a very human side to her. Sometimes it makes sense to work with background knowledge you already have. I could just let her develop organically without too much over-thought.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT LADY LIMBO?
I love that it’s a thoroughly twenty-first century story full of enigmatic twists and turns. Just when you think the story is going one way then it suddenly gets even more interesting and ups the ante. The shocks and surprises keep on coming at the character like she’s in a shooting arcade, dodging a hidden shooter in a world of seduction and darkness. Paola has to think on her feet all the time, or the truth will find her before she finds the truth.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF YOU’VE NEVER TOLD ANYONE:
I once kissed a total stranger on an empty night train making its way out of Frankfurt. He asked me to go to Paris with him for the weekend and I refused.  I’ve always wondered what would have happened if I’d said yes.



CONSUELO'S BIO: 
Consuelo Roland lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Her previous career was in corporate information technology and software development. She turned to writing after being hijacked by the ghost of an undertaker one winter’s evening. It happened in thick fog driving home from a late night music locale in a town on the edge of the sea. Her debut novel The Good Cemetery Guide was shortlisted for The Sunday Times Fiction Prize. Consuelo's essay, "Was Ayn Rand Wrong? An essay on capitalism", appeared in “The Face of The Spirit: A Century of Essays by South African Women.” She has also published poetry and short stories. Her second novel Lady Limbo, a thriller, is available at leading bookshops and online retailers. She is working on the next volume in the limbo trilogy.

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Website: http://www.consueloroland.com
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

YAWN... This Is One Book That Will Put You To Sleep!

The L.O.V.E. blog is ecstatic to share the latest release from highly regarded Psychotherapist and author Keri Nola "44 Holistic Tips For Peaceful Sleep".  Keri's latest self-help resource debuted at #1 on Amazon's Hot New Release list in the Sleep Disorders category and #3 in the Mental & Spiritual Healing category. "44 Holistic Tips..." has also maintained a top 100 paid ranking in the Sleep Disorders book category as well as the Kindle store Religion & Spirituality category since it's debut. 

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ABOUT THE BOOK
In this book, Author and Holistic Psychotherapist, Keri Nola, offers a collection of 44 diverse, holistic tips, tricks, and techniques that support you in discovering and relieving the environmental, emotional, mental, spiritual, physical and energetic influences keeping you from peaceful sleep.

Are you tired of tossing and turning, struggling with unfulfilling sleep? Have you tried everything you can think of to help yourself get a good night's rest with no success? If you are ready to empower your sleep cycle with simple, easy to implement ideas, this book will be the resource guide you return to night after night to get the rest you deserve and desire.

44 Holistic Tips For Peaceful Sleep will benefit people who:

-appreciate natural remedies for resolving sleep challenges
-have difficulty falling asleep
-have difficulty staying asleep
-experience restless sleep
-feel tired upon waking
-have low energy at points during the day
-fear bedtime because of a history of sleep difficulties
-have difficulty relaxing the mind at bedtime
-have difficulty relaxing the body at bedtime


CRITICAL ACCLAIM
"Hail to Keri Nola for introducing us to the many holistic alternatives to modern sleep aids; simple, thought-provoking, step-by-step tips that many people will be trying for years to come. 44 Holistic Tips For Peaceful Sleep is a perfect companion for anyone who wants to bring peace and tranquility to bedtime rituals. Lovely!" ~Chonteau Blake McElvin, Certified Health Coach, Personal Herbalist and Author

"Quality sleep is essential to vibrant health, but few of us know what to do when we aren't getting it. Keri Nola gives us a solid foundation of basics then offers a long list of holistic, alternative and therapeutic options that promote relaxation while empowering the soul. Read this book before you even think of taking medication to sleep! ~Paula Renaye, Award-Winning Author, Living the Life You Love

"Very succinct! Sleep is vital to life, more important is the quality of your sleep. Keri provides you with a garden path for a relaxing, mindful journey to healing through sleep. Your quality of life depends on it." ~ Dr. Kendra Pomeroy
 


 ABOUT THE AUTHOR Keri Nola is a highly regarded Psychotherapist, Author, and Founder of Path To Growth, LLC, an integrative healing center based in Central Florida. She combines traditional and holistic modalities to create products and experiences that help people reconnect with their authenticity, reclaim their power, and live the lives they deserve and desire. Her real life experience paired with her extensive education and work background makes her a compassionate, balanced, and sought-after professional in the areas of personal and spiritual growth and development. She lives in Orlando, Florida and finds herself most peaceful when painting, playing in her herb garden, and relaxing by the water. 

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