Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pink Tears



Teach your children to talk about their feelings! Best children’s book award from Parents and Children magazine!

One day, when all children were playing with one another, nobody played with Lolly. She stood apart, tears choking her throat. At home, Lolly refused to tell her parents why she was sad. The next day, a strange thing happened…
"Lolly reminds us that it is possible to write about feelings with intelligence and talent, without getting into tiresome didactics." Parents and Children
“Small book with great strengths… A must read for people of all ages.” Israel’s largest daily - Yediot Achronot





Monday, November 20, 2017

From Princess to Queen



The book "From Princess to Queen: Heartbreaks, Heartgasms and Everything In-Between" is a bold yet vulnerable account of how Clinical Sexologist and relationship coach Dr. Martha Tara Lee views sex and sexuality. As the first sexologist with a doctorate in human sexuality in Singapore, Martha has gone where nobody has. She shares how she survived heartbreaks, attained heartgasms and everything in between this journey. This book documents her professional journey as a pioneer sexologist, as well as personal one of reclaiming her femininity, and truly stepping into her power as a woman. More than coming of age book, each chapter has a theme, followed by practical suggestions for readers on how you too can navigate your own lives.

Dr. Martha Tara Lee is Founder and Clinical Sexologist of Eros Coaching. She is a certified sexologist with a Doctorate in Human Sexuality. She provides sexuality and relationship coaching for individuals and couples, conducts sexual education workshops and speaks at public events. She is the author of the books Love, Sex and Everything In-Between, and Orgasmic Yoga. She is also the host of the weekly radio show Eros Evolution on OMTimes Radio. 

“In this unique and creative self-help memoir, Dr. Martha Tara Lee proves that experience is always the best teacher. Dr. Martha gives us the benefit of both her personal and professional experience with life, love and sex, followed by sound advice, step-by-step instructions, and links to valuable resources. This is a touching, smart, and inspiring guide to a complete sex/life makeover. Brava!” - Barbara Carrellas, author of Urban Tantra: Sacred Sex for the Twenty-First Century and Ecstasy is Necessary

“How to describe Dr. Martha Tara Lee... not easy... as she doesn't fit into any box. She's a unique and brilliant woman with the courage to practice and live in a culture that denies there is such a thing as sex. Time and again, Martha authentically puts herself out in front of people to enrich and expand their lives by sharing her life as an example of raw vulnerability and courage. Her personal spiritual sexual journey is what the book From Princess to Queen is about. By telling her story, she bravely inspires people to reclaim their sexuality; shift their sexual attitudes; and see their life force energy as powerful and vital to happiness.” - Laurie Handlers, MA, founder of Butterfly Workshops and author of Sex and Happiness: The Tantric Laws of Intimacy, ISTA Lead Facilitator

“Wonderfully personal, intimate, easy to read, and informative, From Princess to Queen is the book I wish I could have given my daughter as she was growing up. Great overview and introduction to all the important areas of sex for young and older women, including self esteem and body image, self-pleasuring, first time sex, sex and dating, married sex, sex and chronic illness, and much more. I especially appreciated the yin-yang of Dr. Lee's personal sharing and stories coupled with practical information and actionable suggestions which made this book very engaging and easy to understand. Highly recommended!” -- David Steele, MA, MFT, founder of Relationship Coaching Institute, author of Conscious Dating and Radical Marriage

“Dr. Martha Tara Lee exudes innocence and love while tackling the really sticky issues that plague so many of us today. Whether our problems come in the form of stress, sexual dysfunction or a poor body image, Martha has a fix for that! Her sweet demeanor belies the fierce courage required to carve out the brave professional path of being the only sexologist in Singapore! And yet she makes it seem so easy, which is just the sort of inspiration we all need to let go of our shame so we can heal and live fuller lives. Let Martha show you how with her bold self-revelations and spot-on professional insights in this, her third book.” - Veronica Monet, ACS, founder of The Shame Free Zone and the Exquisite Partnership Formula™







Sunday, November 19, 2017

The Muse



WINNER in the Horror Category for the 2017 NYC Big Book Awards
Third place WINNER in the Horror Category for the 2017 ATAI Book Awards.
Famed novelist Jack Court has a secret: the wealthy writer is a serial killer. He has another hidden treasure, a small antediluvian creature that dwells within him and gives him youth, strength and a superhuman ability to avoid capture. On his trail is Sheriff Neil Trajan, who is certain Court murdered his wife three years earlier.
When the author is hit by a careless driver, the creature leaves him and through a series of events, ends up with lowly writer, Harold Godwine. Godwine begins to write faster and better, but is troubled by dreams of blood.
However, Jack is healing”" and devolving into something not quite human. As Court seeks the young author, he leaves a trail of destruction, pursued by Trajan and his FBI associate, Bill Morris.
Will Jack Court do anything to retrieve the companion that inspires his dark desires?

Praise for The Muse
“A demented thriller about following your passions to the depths of depravity, as innocence and corruptness slowly waltz beyond the cracks within reality. I would give this book a rating of 5 out of 5 stars.”
-Horror Novel Reviews
“Lewis’s writing was tight and the book had a good flow and vibrant characters. The tension between Court and Trajan is palpable and their mutual hatred is felt. I think you’ll like The Muse, pick it up asap!”
-Inside The Inkwell
Prepare yourself for the ride of your life!




Saturday, November 18, 2017

Epiphany



Rosetta Melki (part-time tarot reader, struggling sole parent and full-time idealist) begins a reading group to examine a fantasy novel and discovers the book to be anything but fiction.

The book, written in the 1770s by Edward Lillibridge, is a hidden history that reveals the true beginnings of the global monetary system. Lillibridge’s story surrounds ancients from a gold-obsessed empire and the sprites they oppress: elfin clan dwellers whose currency of choice is kindness.

Whether discontent in rich and poor will ever make way for a world free of war and poverty, whether anyone can believe enough in humanity’s true ancient history to activate the dawn of a benevolent new era, remains to be seen. One thing, however, is certain. Someone in modern times must fulfil a prophecy. The time-crossing sprites of Lillibridge’s descriptions have set their sights on Rosetta, but first they must ensure she meets her one true love. Feet-on-the-ground finance executive Matthew Weissler is hardly a likely candidate -- even less so after their klutzy introduction. He’s polished, successful, admired, and is disturbed to find he’s being shadowed by an elf.








Friday, November 17, 2017

The Dinosaur Lawyer



Attorney Aaron Baker is retained by billionaire Roman Aristov to make the case that big dinosaurs never existed. Initially drawn by the money to take the losing side of a case, Aaron slowly starts to believe the unbelievable. The Brachiosaurus, Tyrannosaurus-Rex, and all big dinosaurs never existed. While discovering holes in dinosaur theory, Aaron fears his client is hiding something that could impact his case and career. 

Take your spot in the jury box to see if Aaron Baker can make the case that big dinosaurs never existed and discover what secrets his client is keeping from him in this courtroom drama.





Thursday, November 16, 2017

Trust ( Children of Chiron Series)



When centaurs return to Earth, they are dying. In the hopes that humanity can help, war breaks out instead. The last infant must be saved! As one centaur, Ieang struggles to keep the infant girl alive, he finds himself not only trapped on this planet but on the run. Desperate, he and his companion capture one of the enemy, a human, but will she care for the girl? Every day the baby lives is precious!





Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Charley's Cat Family



Join Charley as he makes a big change in his life and then decides to expand his family by adopting not one, but two cats.
Introducing two cats to a new home requires a lot of patience. Will Charley be able to manage it all or will it all be too much for him?
A story that all animal lovers will enjoy.





Tuesday, November 14, 2017

American Justice on Trial



As I write this, the nation is still reeling from multiple shocks in July 2016. First, as the month began, came yet two more videotaped incidents of police shooting to death black arrestees after many other such widely-publicized incidents over the previous several years. The day after the Fourth of July holiday, disturbing footage went viral of Baton Rouge police outside a convenience store firing repeatedly at 37-year-old Alton Sterling while two white policemen already had Sterling pinned face down on the ground. A day later, a thousand miles away in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota, the quick-thinking girl friend of Philandro Castile used her cell phone to capture a local policeman still waving his gun outside Castile’s car window as Castile lay bleeding to death seated beside her following a traffic stop. This graphic image was followed within days by breaking news of a horrific sniper attack on Dallas policemen who were monitoring one of many Black Lives Matter protest rallies prompted by the deaths of Sterling and Castile. Then, on July 17, 2016 came another attack, this time on Baton Rouge police. 

The carnage and proliferation of demonstrations and hostile reactions in the aftermath have drawn renewed national focus to fractured police-community relations in cities across country, the very issue that gave rise to the Black Panther Party a half century ago. Indeed, the day after video footage went viral of Castile dying from gunshot wounds following a traffic stop, AlterNet reporter Alexandra Rosenmann drew a direct comparison to the sensationalized 1968 murder trial of Panther Party co-founder Huey Newton. Rosenmann titled her web article, “Gun Rights, Police Brutality and the Case of the Century: Philandro Castile’s tragic case of police brutality pulls one of the most famous cases back into focus.”1  
The two incidents did start out in similar ways. In the early morning of October 28, 1967, Oakland policeman John Frey stopped the car Newton was driving to write a ticket for an unpaid traffic fine. A shootout ensued that left Officer Frey dead and Newton and a back-up officer seriously wounded. Newton claimed to have been unarmed and the victim of an abusive arrest; no gun belonging to Newton was found. His death penalty trial the following summer drew international attention to whether any black man could get a fair trial in America. 
Before the deadly July 2016 incidents occurred, interviewees for this book had already noted the remarkable relevance of the 1968 Newton case to current events. Among them is William “Bill” Patterson, a former President of the Oakland NAACP and the first black foreman of the Alameda County Grand Jury: “It does resonate today. A young man [Oscar Grant III] being killed in the BART station by BART police and how that played out. The Florida case . . . again another young man [Trayvon Martin] shot to death. These situations continue to emerge and if we are not careful, we will find history repeating itself.”
In the past several months, both champions and critics of the Black Lives Matter movement have drawn parallels to the split among Americans in the turbulent 1960s. The comparisons reached a point where President Obama felt compelled to reassure the world, on July 9, 2016, that most Americans are not as divided as we were fifty years ago: “When we start suggesting that somehow, there’s this enormous polarization and we’re back to the situation in the ’60s, that’s just not true. You’re not seeing riots, and you’re not seeing police going after people who are protesting peacefully. . . . We’ve got a foundation to build on . . .” 
President Obama himself symbolizes the profound change in the fabric of our nation over the past half century. So, too, do black police chiefs like Dallas Police Chief David Brown. Chief Brown’s reaction to a black gunman ambushing randomly chosen white officers on the evening of July 7, 2016, captured the sentiments of most Americans: “We are heartbroken....







Monday, November 13, 2017

Strain of Resistance



I was 12 years old when the world ended. For eight years I've survived in this shithole once known as earth. Fighting the alien parasite that mutated most of the population into blood-thirsty freaks, while the rest of us became the lunch special on their alien menu.

Now things are changing, and not for the better. The parasite is evolving. Becoming smarter, stronger and deadlier.

They've already stolen everything from me. My home. My family. Even the man I loved. It's time for this bullshit to end once and for all.
My name is Bixby and I'm the resistance.

Mature themes. 17+ Rating




Monday, November 6, 2017

Weeds In Nana's Garden



A young girl and her Nana hold a special bond that blooms in the surroundings of Nana’s magical garden. Then one day, the girl finds many weeds in the garden. She soon discovers that her beloved Nana has Alzheimer’s Disease; an illness that affects an adult brain with tangles that get in the way of thoughts, kind of like how weeds get in the way of flowers. As time passes, the weeds grow thicker and her Nana declines, but the girl accepts the difficult changes with love, and learns to take-over as the magical garden’s caregiver. Extending from the experience of caring for her mother, artist Kathryn Harrison has created this poignant story with rich illustrations to candidly explore dementia diseases, while demonstrating the power of love. It is a journey that will cultivate understanding and touch your heart. After the story, a useful Question and Answer section is included. 20% of the proceeds from the purchase of this book will be donated to the Alzheimer Society of Canada. The Alzheimer Society is Canada’s leading health charity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.





Sunday, November 5, 2017

Angel on Assignment



If your family loves the Elf on the Shelf and you want to keep the fun going, check out Angel on Assignment. It's a children's activity book that offers a Christian alternative to the elf, teaching children about the angels who watch over them, not just at Christmas but all year long.
With beautiful illustrations and rhyming verse, Angel on Assignment takes readers through the angels' roles in the Christmas story and presents the ways guardian angels look out for boys and girls today--and how children can act as angels in disguise for friends who need help. See how many angels your child can find--some are hiding!
At the end of the book, you'll find detailed instructions for making your own angel. When you're finished, you can introduce your angel to your elf and let them keep an eye on things. Then post a photo of your creation to the book's Facebook page, and check out the angels that other families have made!







Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Billion Dollar Byte



The Billion Dollar Byte
by D. Justhy

 

The Billion Dollar Byte equips high-level businesspeople and technologists with the tools and strategies to leverage Big Data to drive ethical “Good Profit.” Traditional legacy companies need a framework for making data strategy central to their business models in the same way that the newer Digital Native companies have. The Billion Dollar Byte provides that framework by providing concrete models for creating smart data infrastructures, accurately weighing the value of data and data systems, investing in the right technologies, hiring entrepreneurial people with tech skills, leveraging the full value of data, and much more. It aims to help companies aligns their data strategy with their business model. There is a special importance placed on attracting and retaining the right entrepreneurial-minded technologists that can help leverage data for profit.