Sunday, June 17, 2012

Review of Spirit Stones: Unraveling the Megalithic Mysteries of Western Europe’s Prehistoric Monuments

Author: Dianne EberttBeeaff “To come as close as possible to understanding stones, we must gather the facts and then we must dream.” Kevin Crossley-Holland Anyone who has witnessed for themselves, the huge stone monuments of Great Britain is haunted by the deep spiritual essence the stones exude. One comes away with many questions, but with a feeling of experiencing a spiritual place. My own experience with Stonehenge was such an adventure. Author, Dianne EberttBeeaff spent almost a decade researching and visiting Western Europe’s ancient stone sites. This book is the loving result, a book that is both educational and entertaining. The author introduces us to the people of the Neolithic and Bronze age, giving in depth descriptions of homes, lifestyle, farming techniques and crops and the many metals and techniques of the Bronze Age. She then describes the structures themselves, enhanced by an impressive collection of pictures. Tombs, customs and burial practices are discussed at length; followed by types of rock and their uses, as well as wood. A discussion of stones and crystals and their many uses helps with the transition. The book now transcends into the spiritual aspect. How can we apply the lessons of these megalithic stone mounds and stone circles of the Neolithic and the single huge stones or circle of stones of the Bronze Age, to contemporary life? Each chapter concludes with a section titled Spiritual Fitness, containing suggested applications to present day life. More than an historical account, this book takes the reader on a journey into the past, where many answers to modern day questions can be found. An educational, enlightening, spiritual journey well worth taking, this book is Highly Recommended by Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review Int. Title: Spirit Stones Author: Dianne EberttBeeaff Publisher: Five Star Pages:320 ISBN: 9781580851986 For more information: Dec 2011

Monday, June 11, 2012

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Review of Signals from the Soul by Ann Muller

“All the things I thought were wrong with my life were actually signals from my soul that there was something I needed to learn.” Intro Ann Muller made a life changing visit to author and regression hypnotherapist, Pam Chilton. During a follow up session, she learned that her poor eyesight was a result of witnessing the crucifixion in a past life. Unbelievable, perhaps, but it was the beginning of Ann’s journey into the past. Another regression to third century Holland, helps Ann deal with relationships. Many issues such as adoption, sexual abuse, repressed emotion, and dreams were explored during future sessions. Each time, the author was able to resolve an unfinished issue from her past. The author takes readers into her sessions in great detail, explaining how the session helped her deal with, and explain, problems in her present life. She now talks to her Higher Self, communicating with her very soul and it’s purpose. She received direction and guidance daily. Author Ann Muller lives in Palm Springs, California where she invites others to learn how she brought about positive change in her life so that they can apply the same strategies to theirs. This book would be a definite starting place for readers considering hypnotherapy, or those that are seeking solutions to life’s problems. Not everyone will want to take this route but it worked for Ann and it could work for you, pick up a copy today and decide for yourself. Highly Recommended by Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Review Int. Title: Signals from the Soul Author: Ann Muller Publisher: Inner Self Press Pages:212 ISBN: 9780983653202 For more information: Dec 2011

Monday, June 4, 2012

Review of Beloved Muskoka by Joan E. McHugh

Allow yourself to be swept into a piece of Ontario’s history by Elizabeth Penson’s voice, speaking through her diaries. (1884-1974) As a spirited young woman, Elizabeth had set high goals for herself, too high for society’s standards at the time. She envisioned herself either as a Science Specialist or High School teacher in Toronto. Amazingly she managed to complete a five year program in three years. Interviews were heartbreaking as she was always turned away because of her gender, regardless that she had received the highest honours. The suffragette movement began in 1897, needless to say she agreed with many of their arguments. A large part of her diaries included many summers helping out at her grandparent’s hotel which grandly displayed the open waters of Lake Rousseau. Muskoka District tourism had begun. Elizabeth treats us to stories of their trips north from Hamilton on coal operated trains whose tracks ran out before their destination, then reloaded belongings and supplies to finish the trip on horse drawn buggies. Throughout she relays her family dynamics and many happy times of picnics and dancing till dawn. You can sense her great pride in her father who was a well- known scenic artist. He spent many years at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto and across Canada. Neatly sewn into the chapters is her love story and conflict of heart when it came to society’s ideas and her own ideals. Modifying her primary goal Elizabeth became a teacher starting in a little school in Port Carling; then follow her across Canada to teach in Saskatchewan. Here she learns many skills, chopping wood for heat, driving a horse-drawn carriage, picking mushrooms in sod stables as well as learning to ride horseback in 1909. All the while, thinking of her real home, the Muskokas. Elizabeth writes in her diary about the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, the torpedo sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. At the time of WW1, Elizabeth was teaching in the small southern Ontario community of Dunnville. In September of 1920 Elizabeth was finally hired as a Science Specialist in Georgetown achieving a life time goal. But the years were adding up and she was getting tired. She had her uncle’s cottage rebuilt so she could live happily in a place closest to her heart, fascinating family and friends with her flushable toilet. Then in 1973, she moved in with her great-niece Joan McHugh and family in the London area where she could live out her days in the comforting arms of those who cared. She passed away in 1974. Fortunately for us Joan’s interest in writing produced this book from her great-aunts diaries, relatives input and photos. It has been a pleasure to read and learn about the Muskokas. My family and I spent many summer vacations there, beginning with Santa’s Village. Reviewer: Cheryl Heinrichs, Allbooks Review @ Title: Beloved Muskoka Author: Joan E. McHugh Publisher: The Brucedale Press ISBN-13: 978-189692243-0 Pages: 142

Friday, June 1, 2012

Allbooks Review June 2012 Newsletter

Allbooks Review June 2012 Newsletter Visit: Allbooks Review is the review and author promo source for POD AUTHORS as well as traditionally published authors. Authors around the world use our service. Great coverage for your book for twelve months +.Our complete review and author promotional package is less than $50.U.S Unbelievable value!! For complete details contact us. SUCCESS STORIES Emily Jane Hills Orford, announces her lastest book "F-Stop: A Life in Pictures" has been named Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. FEATURE: The Business of Writing By Debra Moore You’re a writer. Congratulations on pursuing your dream! I’m a writer—and a numbers geek. After twenty-five years of working in financial positions all over the United States, I opened my bookkeeping service, Moore Bookkeeping, to allow myself more freedom with my time. I wrote THE BUSINESS OF WRITING to help writers feel confident in the money side of their writing careers. I realized from my own experience and the experience of other writers I know that the number one question a writer asks after starting to live the dream is this—what do I do about the money? Right now, you’re in one of 3 places: You’re getting started and aren’t making a lot of money yet. You’ve been writing and are making some money. You’ve been writing and are making more money than you ever imagined. So what to do? Even if you hire out your financial work, you need to know what’s happening with your money. There are too many horror stories about people entrusting their finances to an “expert” only to find themselves mismanaged, robbed or flat broke. You don’t want to be that writer, and I don’t want you to be that writer. So, along with all of the other information in the book, I’d like to share with you my Top Ten Financial Do’s for Writers. 1. Pay your bills on time. 2. Keep every receipt. 3. Before you start your business, consult an accountant familiar with this industry. 4. Create your Money Journal and stay organized. 5. Decide exactly what you’d like your business to accomplish and visualize what it looks like when it’s successful. Begin planning for that day. 6. Use a cash flow spreadsheet and update it at least monthly to be sure where your company stands. 7. Start a new Money Journal with each new tax year. (You may ultimately decide to enter every check into your computerized accounting system. If so, you’ll record the details on your Income and Expense Worksheets broken down by month into your program, being sure to add one more column—check number.) 8. Use your Money Journal to gather information, but transfer the information to an accounting program or hire someone to do it for you. 9. Hire a CPA to do your income taxes. The benefits will far outweigh the costs. 10. Accept that good bookkeeping is what holds the long-term success of your dream together, and a little time spent each month will pay big dividends at tax time. Debra Moore is a romantic suspense author with an accounting background. Check out her informative book, The Business of Writing,for sale at Amazon for $3.99. Or visit her websites, www.readmoore.comand Allbooks Reviews INTERVIEW: Please state your name and location. (City and State or Province, Country) David Poulter, Tainan, Taiwan ROC. Tell us the title and publisher of your book: The Idiot: I was a lunatic from a Geordie Grangetown. Chipmunkapublishing UK, sponsored by the Arts Council. Tell us about yourself: I was born in Sunderland, have a degree in Fine Art and still practice art. I love natural landscapes. Currently I live and work in Taiwan. When was the book released?: 2010 Give us an overview of your book. An account of a man's life who develops schizophrenia. His obsession with beauty and Durer's "Melencholia". His constant questioning of reality and what real madness is considering the polluted state of the planet and humanity's never ending drive for economic growth. This compared and contrasted with his own flaws. What inspired you to write this book? Firstly I think if anyone truly considers the world, its past and present, the big picture is very confusing. Secondly the idea of what ‘madness’ really is can be debatable. And lastly my own personal experiences. How is your book different from other books in this genre? Chipmunkapublishing is a mental health publisher and I like to think I have helped in the understanding and acceptance of schizophrenia. Since the book is written from a viewpoint from within I hope everyone can see it as something that can be easily managed. Where can people buy your book? The book can be bought from the publisher’s website. Also it is available from a number of online bookstores. Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published? At the moment I’m writing various pieces. I have no deadline for another book. 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