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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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One Chance, One Moment Virtual Book Tour Stop


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BOOK SYNOPSIS:

“I can’t teach my old heart new tricks, Mandy. I’m not sure I can even try.”

Sometimes a chance comes along that can change the course of an entire life – make it right again, make a dream come true – and when that moment arrives, we grab it and fight with all of our might to make it happen … or not.

Renowned singer/musician Garry Danzlo has decided to live a life of seclusion after a debilitating accident destroys his musical career. Guilt-ridden and stubborn, he wants no part of the holistic nurse his sister has hired to rehabilitate him. He’s determined to get rid of her; she’s determined to stay.

Spunky, fun-loving Amanda Fields, widowed after a loveless marriage, is on a mission for love. More than anything in the world, she wants to adopt a wheelchair-bound boy named Robbie. When her chance arrives that will provide her with sufficient funds for the adoption, there’s nothing to stop her from accomplishing the temporary job in Colorado. But what she has to contend with is far more than just a difficult patient. Unexpected obstacles are suddenly out of her control. The least of her worries is falling for yet another man who doesn’t love her back.

One Chance, One Moment is a humorous, surprising and deeply emotional story of love found by two special people – love built on chances one must sometimes take, but sometimes give as well.  Each moment becomes nourished by the faith of one woman, and eventually, by the dream of one man.

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JJudith Kohnen Author PhotoUDITH KOHNEN is a novelist, poet, healer and an intuitive counselor. She has always been a romantic at heart. She adores writing, poetry, music, singing, dancing, teaching, education, and caring for others. It is her hope that through her writing talents that she might become a source of inspiration and healing for her readers. Part of her life’s path is empowering others toward healing and teaching them how to use their own imagination and intuitive abilities.

Judith has written over 200 pages of poetry, numerous songs and short stories, a couple of children’s plays that were performed on stage, and has begun a screenplay. She served as newsletter editor for Virginia Romance Writers for four years and has coordinated and judged VRW’s HOLT Medallion Contest and their FOOL FOR LOVE Contest several times. She has also freelanced for various non-profit organizational newsletters, most of which were entertainment reviews, inspirational articles, and articles on writing.

A teacher of mediumship & intuitive development and with a professional background in registered nursing, hypnotherapy and natural healing arts, Judith is doing what she’s most passionate about – writing. She encourages you to do what you’re passionate about too. “Live for the moment,” she says, “for this moment is the most important of all moments.” She lives in Chesterfield, Virginia with her husband, extended family, two dogs, one cat, and a bearded dragon named Victor. She is currently working on her second novel, “For The Love Of Mandy” – Book Two of The Mandy Story.
Judith Kohnen invites readers to visit her website for more information on One Chance, Moment and her upcoming books. Readers can also engage with Judith via Facebook and Twitter.

 

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


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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!

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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


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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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