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This is my own personal blog, filled with my own personal views on life, love and loss. Blogs, in general, began as online journals, diaries if you will and in some circumstances, have progressed to so much more. People use blogs now in many ways and for many reasons. Extensions of business websites, as ways to get in on the affiliate market craze, as a method to pass along information, and many other reasons. However, as stated above, this blog is my personal views. I tap in to a wide variety of information when writing my blog posts, but never mention individuals by name. If you recognize yourself in any of my posts then so be it. As I said, I don’t mention names so no one but you and I will know.

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Review of Alzheimer’s: Through My Mother’s Eyes by Suzette Brown


Alzheimer's Through My Mother's EyesAlzheimer’s Through My Mother’s Eyes by Suzette Brown

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

According to the Alzheimer’s Association:

• 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s disease.
• Every 67 seconds someone develops the disease.
• Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.
• In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care valued at more than $220 billion.

Far from simply being a disease that only influences the brain, Alzheimer’s essentially becomes a death sentence for those affected with the disease. There is no prevention and there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a devastating diagnosis for the patient, as well as for the patient’s loved ones.

Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women. There are 2.5 times more women than men providing around the clock, intensive care for someone with Alzheimer’s. Suzette Brown’s book, Alzheimer’s: Through My Mother’s Eyes drives these statistics home for readers. Her personal account of how her life was turned upside down after her own mother’s diagnosis is a touching, poignant and heartbreaking account of the unending care, constant decision-making, emotional rollercoaster that takes over the lives of Alzheimer’s caregivers.

Without a doubt, Suzette’s frustration, anger and at times hopelessness comes across in her book as no informational or statistical website possibly could. Thru her eyes we see how strong-willed and determined one woman can be when it comes to doing what’s best for the most important female role model in her life. Not all gloom and doom, Alzheimer’s: Through My Mother’s Eyes is at times sweetly touching and moving. One can’t help but put themselves in the author’s shoes. The ending had me in tears and I found myself praying I would never have to be in the same situation as Suzette.

I would recommend Suzette Brown’s book for anyone who may be going through the agony of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. While many support groups exist, finding the time to attend one while holding a full-time job, taking care of a family and caring for the Alzheimer’s patient is often impossible. Not only are we privy to Suzette’s personal agony, we are also given some extremely beneficial advice along the way. The financial and legal information given is an invaluable resource, and Suzette has been thorough in including some valuable resources at the conclusion of her book.

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Review of Safe & Sound by T. S. Krupa


Safe & Sound: A NovelSafe & Sound: A Novel by T.S. Krupa

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jill is a twenty eight year old woman, married for just two years to her loving husband Jay. Jill’s world comes crashing down when Jay leaves the house for an early morning jog and is hit and killed by a drunk driver. As expected, Jill takes the loss hard and has difficulty adjusting to life without her best friend and love of her life. Fortunately, Jill has a strong support system in the form of her two best friends, Lanie and Stella, who rally around her to provide the grieving widow with around the clock supervision.

While I appreciated the fact that Jill’s friends loved her dearly and wanted to help her get past the death of her husband, I began to feel that their continuous “help” was slightly over the top. I would have much preferred to see Jill grieve, grow and move on a little more independently. I almost felt as though Jill needed people to take care of her…needed someone, anyone in her life to save her. In fact, even in death her husband continued to take care of her.

However, having said this, I did enjoy Safe & Sound. T. S. Krupa’s writing style is easy, breezy and fun. This was a quick beach or poolside read. I would love to see a sequel, with Jill becoming a more independent, strong woman all on her own. I would recommend Safe & Sound and look forward to reading more from this new author!

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How To Write, Publish and Market Your eBook by Susan Barton


 

How To Write, Publish and Market Your eBook by Susan Barton

Have you ever thought about writing and publishing your own book? I’ve written a book that shows you how! I share all the knowledge I’ve gained over the years working with Indie authors. From choosing a subject, POV and tense, to the actual writing, publishing and marketing, it’s all included. I’ve made sure to include lots of great information for both new and experienced writers. How To Write, Publish and Market Your eBook is available on Amazon and most other online booksellers.

For more information on how I can help you write, publish and/or market your book, please visit my website, eBook Review Gal. Thanks!

Great Sense of Humor – Casket Review


As a book and product reviewer I have to say how much I truly appreciate a well-thought out review. Reviews allow consumers to make sensible decisions when deciding where and how to spend their hard-earned money. When a friend sent me this review I knew I had to share it. Judging from the amount of positive votes it has gotten in just a short amount of time I can see I’m not the only one who thought this was pretty darn funny. I hope no one gets offended – please read it in the spirit it was intended :D

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Goodreads Review of Kill Daddy by Gerald Freeman


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One man’s journey of self-discovery and struggle to overcome the traumatic effects of childhood abuse and trauma. A must read!

Originally posted on eBook Review Gal Blog:

Kill DaddyKill Daddy by Gerald Freeman

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Gerald Freeman has been running from an abusive childhood for most of his adult life. He’s finally at a point where he’s realized that self-medicating with assorted drugs and pushing away well-meaning friends has gotten him nowhere. It’s time for a change. He toys with the idea of killing his father in an attempt to quell his inner demons, but fortunately, he opts for something more meaningful, legal and only slightly less dangerous: traveling throughout Africa on a journey of self-discovery.

Gerald Freeman is a master storyteller. I found myself immediately hooked and completely immersed in a story that could only be told by someone who lived through it. I was struck by how much I didn’t know about Africa. Mr. Freeman has successfully painted a vivid picture of life in some amazing and exotic, yet overwhelmingly poverty-stricken, places…

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New Free App Helps Writers and Readers


Originally posted on eBook Review Gal Blog:

If you love to read and have a smartphone you’re in luck! Ether Books is a new FREE reading app for iOS and Android devices.

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After downloading the free app, readers can choose their favorite genre and instantly download a short story, flash fiction or non-fiction or poetry. Ether Books currently has hundreds of contributing authors, so there’s something for everyone.

Writers will appreciate the Ether Books app because it provides a brand new way to market their writing to readers. If you’ve written a novel, and would like to increase sales, add to your writing portfolio and give readers the opportunity to sample your work you’ll LOVE Ether Books.

Here’s a Press Release that gives much more information. 

 

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Author Blitz – Rodney St Clair Ballenden


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We’re blitzing author Rodney St Clair Ballenden on the eBook Review Gal website!

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Rodney St Clair Ballenden was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1947. In lieu of an academic career he chose to travel extensively through Europe, the United Sates of America and Greece. He married Colleen and returned to South Africa to settle on her family farm in the Magoebaskloof district. There he learnt organisation skills and leadership, but the call of the wild drew him away from the life of a comfortable farmer to roam the eastern boundaries of the Kruger National Park. He chose a hermit existence, placing himself in extreme situations exposed to danger and the vagaries of storm and wind.This experience revealed his inner strengths, and from his observations on the relationship between man and the wilderness, he began to write. 


Read more about our latest Author Blitz with Rodney St Clair Ballenden. 

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