The Oracle's Journal by Dimitri Liountris

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Book Description
Suddenly, it’s a world flooded with magic and danger draws closer with every passing second. When the powers of sixteen gods are inherited by four teenagers, destruction is not far behind. 

In Maxton City, everything changes in the blink of an eye. When a portal to the Chaos Realm – a place of torment, a world of horrors – opens up over Maxton City Park, the monsters begin to appear. Then comes the First Queen of Earth. 

Unbeknownst to anyone, four teenagers have found the means to battling these enemies deep in the Cradle of Humankind. They have found the Amulets of the Spirits, artefacts that house the souls of long-dead gods and grant the four powers beyond their wildest dreams, creating the new Guardians. Using these amulets, they can take the forms of the gods, and wield power that would incinerate mortals. But even that might not be enough… 

Serena, the First Queen, the Demon Queen, is searching for the most powerful artefact in existence, an artefact capable of granting the power of a god: The Oracle’s Journal. If she ascends, then not even the guardians can stop her. 

And there’ll be no gods to help them for what comes next…

About the Book

"The Oracle's Journal," by Dimitri Liountris is an urban fantasy novel with interesting characters, an imaginative premise, and an engaging plot.

The story is set into motion when the powers of gods are given to four teenagers -- Blake Holden, Monique Bishop, and Jen and Eric Storm. When the book opens, the characters are your typical teenagers, but they come into their own once they realize magic has been woven throughout their lives and been affecting their interactions. Each character is an individual and brings their own unique attributes to the table. Not only does the reader get to see the unique attributes of each individual from the start, but also each characters' evolution as the story progresses. The characters have an array of powers, ranging from the elements (fire, water, wind, etc) to motion powers, such as telekinesis and gravity control. The seemingly normal teenagers are transformed into the guardians of sixteen different realms, and the readers gets to come along for the journey.

Pitted against the teenagers is a formidable antagonist -- Serena -- who used to be queen of Earth a hundred thousand years ago and now will stop at nothing to get her throne back. Unfortunately for the guardians, Serena is aided by powerful knights. To regain her power, Serena must search for the Oracle’s Journal, a book filled with several powerful spells, including one that can make Serena a goddess. One of the great things about Serena is she is a villain the reader can understand, not simply root against and hate. Her powers include six magical elements, including motion, lightning, and wind, and additionally, she is an expert sword fighter. Furthermore, she has been toughened by her one-hundred-thousand years in the hellish Chaos Realm.

The book is 1,026 pages, but the writing style, interesting characters, and fascinating settings make it not a difficult read. The books is filled with action, magic, and lots of twists and turns to keep the reader engaged. Liountris shines with imaginative scenarios and a fast-paced plot. In short, if you're a fan of urban fantasy, you'll enjoy "The Oracle's Journal."


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Forever Young: A Mother's Story of Life After Suicide by Sharon Truesdale with Sue Leonard

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About the Book
“Forever Young A Mother's Story of Life after Suicide” by Sharon Truesdale with Sue Leonard is a book about finding a new way to live after the loss of a loved one to suicide.

With affecting, heartfelt writing, Sharon Truesdale shares about her experience with the grieving process after her son, seventeen-year-old Matthew Truesdale, took his own life. This is a powerful story of loss, sadness, hope, and moving forward. Truesdale shares her  most personal feelings, thoughts and behaviors with the hope that her story will help others and help break the stigma attached to mental health illness and suicide.

This book would be an important read for a wide range of people, from people with mental health illness to those affected by suicide or anyone who just wants to learn more about mental health. In a recent author interview, Truesdale shares her personal experience of working through her grieving process by reading books, attended a Bereaved by Suicide support group. worked with a counselor for nine months,  and joining online support groups. Additionally, Truesdale speaks about learning mindfulness to help her understand the new place where she was in life. 

The main lesson from Truesdale's journey was learning self-love, kindness, forgiveness, and self-care to help with existing in the present and not dwelling in the past. A main component of Truesdale's story is celebrating Matthew's life, which she does in part by meeting up with Matthew's friends on his anniversary and on his birthday, sharing stories, and spending time remembering Matthew. Additionally, Matthew's Facebook has become a memorial page and where loved ones share memories, photos and thoughts to Matthew and with each other.

In a recent interview, Truesdale said her advice for someone who has been affected by suicide is to "TALK, TALK, TALK  to friends, family, anyone. You do not have to suffer in silence or be alone. There are services out there who can help. If you try one and you haven’t connected with it, try another. Find one that fits." Truesdale also recommends those supporting someone affected by suicide to "Listen without judgement and without feeling the need to advise. Just be there."

The most powerful aspect of the book is Truesdale's authenticity. She does an excellent job of allowing the reader to see her perspective and learn from her experience.  Whether you've been affected by suicide, have issues with mental health, or just would like to learn more about mental health, then you definitely need to check out "Forever Young: A Mother's Story of Life After Suicide" by Sharon Truesdale with Sue Leonard.

Book Description
When seventeen-year-old Matthew Truesdale took his own life, his devastated mother, Sharon, had to find a new way to live. The grieving process was unexpectedly hard – and there were times she feared she was losing her mind. It wasn’t until she learned to give herself love, that life became bearable again. Through recounting this, and celebrating her son’s short life, Sharon hopes to give hope to everyone who had been affected by suicide.

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Who Am I? by Blake Sherrie

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About the  Book
Blake Sherrie's "Who Am I?" is a motivational children’s book that is sure to inspire children from toddler-age to elementary-school age. 

This inspiring story follows two main characters who are siblings named Evan (who is a problem solver) and Eden. Evan is an example of someone who always strives to help others! Additionally, there are two twins, named Payton and Paige. One of the strengths of the book is that is fun to read yet also has many important lessons for children. The story motivates and encourages children to explore their identity with respect for themselves and others. The story also encourages positive behavior, building character, and promotes positive self awareness. The author strives to have a lasting impact on the next generation and generations to come by building confidence and self-esteem. With fun, engaging writing,  Blake Sherrie encourages children to think smart and dream big.

In a recent writer interview, Blake Sherrie said writing the book reminded her to “Never allow fear to detour your trajectory, when life’s waiting on the one thing that most tend to avoid ... change."

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Children's motivational author Blake Sherrie.

Sherrie also said with her writing her"goal is to always inspire and encourage children to do their best. Reaching for the stars should be a challenge but, they can have fun in the process." Sherrie cites her writing influences as Dr. Seuss, Hans Augusto, and Margret Rey. Her imaginative story-telling is testament to her influences! 

Another strength of "Who Am I?" is the colorful, eye-catching illustrations done by Christina Brown. They complement the wonderful story and are sure to keep even the youngest of children engaged with the story. The illustrations help young readers learn the lesson of loving themselves and treating people how they want to be treated.

One of the most interesting aspects of the book is that is in two languages! Whether you're bilingual or just speak English or Spanish, you'll love being able to read the book in two languages. In fact, you can even learn Spanish or English from the book! Children, who are especially good at learning a new language, will enjoy practicing words in a new language! 

Sherrie's passion for children's literature is evident in the writing. Although she initially started writing a manuscript for adults, her love of working with children and inspiring them compelled her to write stories that motivate children and teach them valuable lessons. For fans of Sherrie's work, they will be delighted to know she is working on a character book series with a book about teamwork and another on helping others.

If you're looking for an inspiring, fun children's book that will inspire and motivate children, then look no further than "Who Am I?" by Blake Sherrie.

About the Author 

Blake Sherrie is a children’s author who writes motivational help book that inspire students. She is a native of Baltimore that believes in times of uncertainty and negativity we all must remember these two words---dignity and respect. She believes you must never lose focus because dignity and respect for one another will surpass the evil that you encounter in some people’s hearts. You can contact me via email at 

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“Who Am I?” is a motivational book encouraging children to explore their identity through respect for self and others, positive behavior, and character building. Promoting positive self awareness will have a lasting impact on our next generation and generations to follow. Let’s inspire the youth in your life to affirm who they are with confidence! 

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The Power of Thanksgiving: A Blueprint for Contentment, Fulfillment, and Well-Being through Gratitude by Dr. Joyce Addo-Atuah

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Dr. Joyce Addo-Atuah's “The Power of Thanksgiving: A Blueprint for Contentment, Fulfillment, and Well-Being through Gratitude" is an inspirational Christian book that teaches you how to change your life by finding gratitude and contentment.

The book opens with the basics of being thankful, such as why we should be thankful, what we should be thankful for and how to express this gratitude. Additionally, it teaches you how to create a lifestyle of gratitude that impacts all aspects of your day-to-day life. 

One of the strengths of the book is its broad appeal. Anyone, no matter where you are in your life, can benefit from following Dr. Addo-Atuah's steps to finding gratitude in their day-to-day life. By following the steps in the book, the reader is able to appreciate various aspects of their life, leading to more gratitude, happiness, and contentment, regardless of their current situation. Although the book has a lot of information from a Christian perspective, readers of different faiths can appreciate the universal nature of the principles of gratitude and thankfulness. The book is organized in a way that each chapter focuses on a particular theme. For instance, Chapter 5 describes how to benefit from developing and demonstrating gratitude, Chapter 6 describes how the reader will experience the health and social benefits of a gratitude lifestyle, and Chapter 7 includes a four-step call-to-action. Throughout the book, Dr. Addo-Atuah references information from science, scripture, and the author's own perspective, so everyone has something they can relate to. Another strength of the book is the amount of inspiring scriptures and hymns in the book, all of which share a theme of thanksgiving and gratitude. Dr. Addo-Atuah tailored the selection of scripture to the specific topic she is discussing at the time, allowing the reader to make connections between Biblical events and principles. King David is referenced often as an example of someone who continually demonstrates gratitude toward God. Dr. Addo-Atuah's background as a college professor is evident throughout the book as she writes in a professional yet approachable style with clear, concise language.

Another important aspect of Dr. Addo-Atuah's mission is her desire to help the rural people of Ghana. Reader's can help Dr. Addo-Atuah's vision by posting reviews of the book and also encouraging their family and friends to also get involved. The book is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books-a-Million, Hudson books, and independent bookstores supplied by Ingram Spark. There is also an audiobook version, which is available through Amazon, Audible, iTunes and many other audiobook outlets. Additionally, the book will be on a seven-day Kindle countdown deal on Amazon for the Kindle version beginning on Friday, September 13 with a starting price of $1.99 which will be increased gradually through to September 20, 2019 when it returns to the normal retail price of $5.99.

In summary, if you're looking to change your life by practicing gratitude every day, you need to pick up your copy of "Thanksgiving: A Blueprint for Contentment, Fulfillment, and Well-Being through Gratitude" by Dr. Joyce Addo-Atuah.

Hometown: The Puget Sound Kids of the 1990s by Ian Primmer

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Ian Primmer's novella, “Hometown: The Puget Sound Kids of the 1990s," is a fun, fast-paced coming-of-age story set in 1990s Pacific Northwest.

The story follows a Cody Muller, a young misfit who finds himself in various trials, struggles, and adventures as he learns more about himself. In a sense, Cody is the embodiment of the experience of growing up in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. His life is a roller coaster of mistakes and loss. From suicide attempts to acts of mischief, Cody is perpetually getting himself in trouble. Cody has a desire to be a better person and make the right decisions, but he is unable to control his behavior.

One of the strengths of the novella is it makes you feel like you are in 1990s Pacific Northwest. Primmer draws on his own experience, having grown up in the Pacific Northwest during the '90s, to capture the setting. Additionally, Primmer's writing draws inspiration from the grunge movement, made famous by Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam, and Nirvana.

Throughout the story, Primmer does an excellent job of capturing the experience of growing up. The universality of youth is navigated with affecting characters and powerful writing. Although, as a novella, this is a relatively quick read, Primmer is able to really develop the characters and connect the reader with each character's story. 

For fans of Primmer's writing, you won't have to wait long for another book. In a recent writer interview, Primmer stated he's working on another book, titled“Hang 'Em High," about the modern punishment for an active shooter.

In conclusion, if you're looking for an interesting, quick read in the coming-of-age genre, you'll enjoy Ian Primmer's "Hometown: The Puget Sound Kids of the 1990s."

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San Francisco Golden Crime by Kelli L. Decker

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Kelli L. Decker's "San Francisco Golden Crime" is an edge-of-year-seat murder mystery novel set in San Francisco, California.

The story follows Mike, an architect who recently relocated to the Bay Area from Sedona, AZ, and his loyal Black Labrador, Farley. On a walk in the Marin Headlands, Farley makes a startling discovery that upends Mike and Farley's lives. 

As a suspense/mystery novel, "San Francisco Golden Crime" is filled with twists and turns. Decker is not afraid to take the reader in unexpected directions, keeping you guessing with each turn of the page. In addition to the thriller/suspense elements, Decker includes plenty of touching, heartfelt moments that make the characters feel real and connect the reader to the story. In a recent author interview, when talking about her inspiration for the sentimental aspects of the story, Decker said, "I drew from real life experiences. We all have emotions good and bad, we all have a story and with it carries happiness, sadness, scary times, connections and empathy for others, and at times the loss of life."

One of the the strengths of the novel is Decker's ability to capture the magic of San Francisco. She highlights the nature scenes of the Bay Area, such as Hawk Hill, in addition to the recognizable locations -- The Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, The Sunset District, and Lombard Street. As you read the story, you become more and more engrossed in the location -- feeling as if you have been transported to San Francisco. She excels at capturing the distinct character of each region, such as the architecture in the Marina district and the relaxed vibe of the Sunset District.

Although this novel will appeal to a broad range of readers, dog lovers will particularly enjoy this story, especially Farley, the Black Labrador. He plays a major role in driving the story forward, and Decker does an excellent job of capturing the loving relationship between Mike and Farley. They have a close-knit friendship and are very in-sync with each other's needs and emotions -- something all dog lovers can relate to. 

For readers who can't get enough "San Francisco Golden Crime," rest assured, Decker has stated a sequel is on the way! If you're a fan of mystery novels with touching moments and a beautiful setting, you'll want to check out Kelli L Decker's "San Francisco Golden Crime."

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Tamala J Coleman, Author of Unspoken My Past, My Pain, My Story

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If you like inspirational memoirs, check out Tamala J Coleman's "Unspoken My Past, My Pain, My Story." 

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Book blurb:
"Life can throw many curve balls. Yet, when God has a plan and purpose for your life, you may have to endure some trials and some delays even opposition. I am a living witness that it all works together for your good in the end. The devil wanted to contaminate and interfere with my future. My God is both Alpha and Omega. In other words, whatever that is intended to be your omega, the outcome of your dream and life and destiny, God makes sure that it is embedded in your alpha, the days of your small beginnings."

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The Adventures of Sarah Ann Lewis and the Memory Thieves by Joshua C. Carroll

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Today's post features Joshua C. Carroll's upper-middle grade novel, “The Adventures of Sarah Ann Lewis and the Memory Thieves," a story with elements of the mystery, rural sci-fi, and thriller genres.

About the Book
The story follows protagonist, Sarah Ann, a girl who is learning to be accepted -- but her self-discovery is interrupted (or enhanced) when she realizes she's being stalked by spies, uncovering secrets, and meeting mad scientists. 

Thirteen-year-old Sarah is a character the reader can relate to. She’s finding herself, trying to do the right thing, curious about the world around her, but at the same time struggling with her living situation. She lives in the country in rural Texas with her grandfather. She must step out of her comfort zone when she joins forces with mysterious "people" called The Sentinels. She must get over her mistrust of them as working with them is the only way to save life as she knows it.

One of the strengths of the book is its broad appeal. Although it's aimed at a middle grade audience, it has plenty of twists and turns in its plot to entertain readers of all ages. The upper middle grade genre is unique in that it is approachable for younger readers yet still has complex ideas, heartfelt themes  and multi-dimensional characters. "Sarah Ann" is unique in that it has elements from multiple genres, namely elements from rural sci-fi, mystery and thriller genres. There literally is something for everyone in this book, from spies to family secrets to intelligent animals to shapeshifters and more!

Another interesting aspect of "Sarah Ann" is its setting. Set in 1988, readers are transported to a world where Facebook, HD TV, and other aspects of modern life aren't in existence. In a recent writer interview, Carroll talked about the challenges of writing a book set in the 1980s, stating, "I wanted to share a bit of that world with new readers who can’t imagine what life was like the phone was connected to the wall by a coiled cord and most people didn’t even own a computer ... it felt simpler writing a story where people aren’t constantly staring at screens and texting each other and posting things to social media. " Readers who are familiar with the period will enjoy revisiting their past while younger readers will be entertained at the slower pace of life in 1980s Texas.

If you're curious about how readers have responded to "Sarah Ann" so far, the book has received positive reviews on Amazon. One Amazon reviewer said, "...I tried to read carefully for details, but I began to enjoy it so much I soon realized I was being swept along and decided to just enjoy the ride!" Another reviewer said, "The characters are relatable and unique, the plot keeps you guessing, and the world that the author has built is deep and layered. Highly recommended for readers of all ages."

Readers of "Sarah Ann" will be pleased to know Carroll is working on the sequel. Additionally, in a recent interview, Caroll talked about working on two other novels, stating, " is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi that involves quantum computing, data mining, and an alien substance that can be manipulated so that its molecular structure changes. The other is a story of a time traveler stuck in the body of the son his mother would have had if he had never been born."

In closing, if you're looking for a fun upper middle grade story with likable characters, a fun setting, and influences from multiple genres, look no further than "The Adventures of Sarah Ann Lewis and the Memory Thieves." Now is a great time to get your copy! Starting Thursday, August 8, the book will be 99¢ for a couple days, and then it will slowly increase until it goes back up to the normal price of $6.99 on Thursday, August 15. Get it on Amazon by clicking here.

“The Adventures of Sarah Ann Lewis and the Memory Thieves Genre” excerpt:
What Sarah doesn’t know… 
...could doom us all. 
It’s 1988 in the middle of nowhere, Texas, and 13-year-old Sarah is about to be swept out of her boring life and into a world of danger. 
Spies are coming for her. The people next door are not what they seem. And Sarah’s family has been hiding something. Something BIG. Something not even Sarah knows. 
The fate of the world hangs in the balance. But for Sarah, all that matters is rescuing her family. What’s left of it, anyway.  
If she fails, the Memory Thieves will learn their secrets, and as a result, millions around the world will die. But to save the people she loves, Sarah will have to team up with strangers she isn’t sure she can trust. Strangers who aren’t even human
This story is not what you think. 
A captivating blend of rural sci-fi, fantasy, mystery, and thriller, the first book of this genre smashing series will have you begging for more.

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Andrew's Nursery Rhymes and Rhymes by Andrew Grey

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We are excited to share a new post about "Andrew's Nursery Rhymes and Rhymes" by Andrew Grey. Nursery rhymes are a staple of most people's childhood, from "Humpty Dumpty" to "Mary Had a Little Lamb." Almost all children have wonderful memories about nursery rhymes. Grey contributes to the genre with his own collection or fun rhymes that kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy. The rhymes are imaginative and unique. Whether you have a toddler learning to read on his or her own or you're a parent looking for a bedtime story, you'll enjoy this one-of-a-kind collection of rhymes. The illustrations by Tim Hogan add another element to the book with vivid, attention-grabbing illustrations throughout the book. There are a number of great nursery rhymes in this book, but "Rick the Stick" is one that is sure to be a favorite of the readers! If you like entertaining nursery rhymes, then check out "Andrew's Nursery Rhymes and Rhymes" by Andrew Grey!

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Taking Wing by Clemency Crow

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As part of an Enchanted Book Promotions tour, we are reviewing "Taking Wing," by Clemency Crow. 
This is a middle grade adventure novel that follows protagonist twelve-year-old Freya. She lives a seemingly normal life, including karate classes and loved ones, until she encounters a mysterious boy who has yellow eyes. This mysterious character introduces Freya to a world she couldn't have ever imagined -- complete with powerful guardians embroiled in a battle that's limiting their potential.

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One of the things I love about this book is Crow's writing style. She is able to juggle humor, action, and world-building seamlessly, really drawing you into the story. Another aspect of the story is the strong character development. I felt connected to Freya and Elialdor, wanting them to succeed and worrying when things weren't going their way. The pacing of the book is also well-done -- not too fast, not too slow. The book opens with a flashback from the past of a dramatic funeral scene that sets up the rest of the book. From start to finish, the book manages keeps up at a steady base with a decent balance of down time, action, and mystery. The end of the story does not disappoint -- leaving you thinking yet still satisfied. 

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If you're a fan of fast-paced middle grade adventure stories, then "Taking Wing" is surely worth checking out!

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The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family by Dipa Sanatani

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Dipa Sanatani's  The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family is a spirituality / young adult fantasy novel that anyone who likes their YA books with a side of mythology is sure to enjoy!

The story follows the Little Light -- a curious, innocent soul who personifies many of humanity's universal traits -- fear, courage, love, apprehension. The reader follows along as the Little Light learns, grows, and overcomes. Luckily for the Little Light (and the reader), the celestial beings -- Sun, the Moon, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu -- are there to help. 

The Celestial Beings are far from perfect, each with their own shortcomings -- in some sense, they could be viewed as a more-realized version of humanity, complete with arguments and limiting beliefs. Fortunately, they come together to aid the Little Light on its journey to birth on Earth. If the Celestial Beings seem familiar, it's because they are, having been written about for millennia in the myths of various cultures around the world. Sanatani, however, manages to make these beings approachable and relatable for the modern reader as she personifies them as a family and shows their flaws and doesn't sugar-coat their actions.

One of the strengths of the novel is Sanatani's writing. She manages to bring human qualities to supernatural characters without compromising their wisdom or transcendent nature.  With succinct narration and descriptive dialogue, Sanatani captures the unique characteristics of each Celestial Being -- from the impulsive to the annoying to the level-headed. The book opens with a beautiful conversation between the wise Dag and the Little Light, setting the tone of discovery for the rest of the book. Additionally, without giving it away, readers will really enjoy the clever chapter titles (hint: there is a theme)! For those who are curious (or who hate cliff-hanger endings), I'm happy to report The Little Light's ending is enjoyable and satisfying, but leaves enough questions to be answered in a sequel.

Another strength of the story is its theme. Although the book is an enjoyable read, it's not mindless entertainment -- it makes you think, contemplate, and grow. Sanatani explores reincarnation, mythology, and cosmology in a fun, approachable way that makes you relish the experience of learning. While reading the book, I often found myself looking up aspects of mythology mentioned in the book -- not because I needed clarification, but because I was curious and wanted to learn more. In a recent author interview, Sanatani cites her influences as J.K. Rowling and Roald Dahl. The ethereal, fantastical nature of her writing, although certainly her own style, certainly demonstrates some of these influences. 

In summary, if you're a fan of young adult novels with a fascinating spiritual/mythology element, you will love 
The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family by Dipa Sanatani.

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An excerpt from The Little Light: A Story of Reincarnation and the Crazy Cosmic Family:
“Stop calling me, ‘my son’,” Mercury says haughtily. “I have a name, you know.” 
“Must you always talk back?” the Sun says in anger. 
“Must you always treat me like an extension of you?” 
“I am your father…” 
Oh no, the F word again. Like clockwork, Mercury immediately stops listening. He mischievously puts on a smile and nods, politely saying 'umm hmm' now and then… 
“Is he always this way?” the Little Light whispers in Mercury’s ear. 
“Believe it or not, he’s mellowed,” Mercury whispers back. “He used to be even worse. Thankfully, the humans stopped building temples for him. His ego was even bigger back then." 
“What are you two talking about?” the Sun barks.  
“Nothing important,” Mercury says, quickly changing the topic. “Enough with our father-son squabbles. We must begin manifestation.” 
“Ah, of course,” the Sun says. “My apologies, Little Light. Please give me your hand.” 
The Little Light stretches its silhouette-like hand towards the Sun. The Sun tenderly takes the Little Light’s hand in his. The Sun is so large that the Little Light's adult astral body looks like a three-year old child next to his. 
"Ah...," the Sun says, sensing the Little Light's soul mission. "Your light is far warmer and brighter than what I've seen in generations... In fact, since…."
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Liberty Man by Brad Livengood

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Brad Livengood's Liberty Man is a heartfelt novel set during the American Revolution. The story follows protagonist Gabriel Brower who, although at first glance is just an average blue-collar worker trying to get through a trying period, suddenly finds himself face-to-face with William Kinney -- an American Revolution soldier ... who has been dead for more than a century.

The reader learns about William's affecting story, including a quest to find his  lost love who has been kidnapped by the Major. Readers are exposed to, not only the historical elements of the American Revolution time period, but themes that transcend time period -- such as friendship, love, sadness, and death. The universal mysteries of the human condition are explored with an engaging narrative that keeps your attention from start to finish. Livengood intertwines the stories of Gabriel and William, showing the reader their differences, but more importantly, their similarities. With succinct, concise narration and affecting dialogue between two people from different time periods, Livengood layers his writing, creating a central narrative thread from separate stories. He explores themes central to American history, such as liberty, as well as elements of the Gospel and the search for redemption. One of Livengood's strengths is writing characters that are flawed but likable -- partially because we can see pieces of ourselves within them. 

If you are a fan of historical fiction novels that explore deep truths with complicated characters, then Liberty Man by Brad Livengood is worth checking out!

An excerpt from Liberty Man:
January 30, 1781
We march as silent practitioners in the eternal madness of war, slashing through a sea of Carolina mud. Willingly we profane the sanctity of life. Willingly we emerge from the dawn as objects of loathing, as we turn our backs on home and abundance to join in this miserable carnival of torment, this final eclipse of light. 
We are called to a halt, although still in formation. We rest our chins on the tompions of our weapons. General Davidson and his staff splash by us on their horses, directing us toward the Catawba. The British are upon us. I imagine the might of their tread like the rumblings of an earthquake coming toward us, sweeping all in their path. It is whispered that we are to hold them at the fords of the river. This is a preposterous assumption, for we have barely one hundred fifty souls in our column. The reality soon becomes clear. We are to be sacrificed. 
The men are nervously conversational. Some whisper of home and their families. Some speak quietly of death, as if they do not wish the fates to hear of their conversation. Andrew muses about honor, concerned, like many, of how he will meet the onslaught. Do we die ingloriously, crumpled in the mud? Or shall our bones be remembered, our memory admired? 
“Quiet in the ranks,” our captain shouts. “We are close enough to give away our position.” 
I am so weary that I stumble and lean against Scipio. I feel I am dying in small increments.

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Sanguine-Love by Iva Schubart

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Iva Schubart's new self-help/biography book, titled, “Sanguine-Love," is a powerful book written from the author's personal experience with the Law of Attraction. The author has lived all over the world -- born in Egypt, raised in the Czech republic and then migrated to the Netherlands. She shares her personal struggles and challenges and what she learned that helped her overcome them. Once she turned 50, she gained a new perspective on life that gave her a renewed sense of focus, energy and determination. With her Bohemian perspective, she writes in a simple manner, sharing techniques, exercises and powerful thoughts that can help the reader overcome all of the challenges life has to offer. Schubart's guidance is not limited to just the basic self-help domains -- but includes advice on looking young, feeling young, getting closer to loved ones, achieving your goals, having more energy, continually learning and so much more. If you're looking for a one-stop-shop book on self-love written by someone who has learned from experience, you will love Schubart's "Sanguine-Love." 

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Hart & Seoul by Kristen Burnham

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Kristen Burnham's "Hart & Seoul" is the book every fan of young adult novels dreams of.

The story follows Merilee Hart -- an ordinary girl who finds solace in art following her mother's leaving. Her life turns upside down, however, when her neighbor's mysterious nephew, Lee,  arrives in town. He's intriguing in more ways than one. Come to find out, he's a superstar member of a k-pop group. When Merri's dreams crash around her, she is drawn to Lee more than ever. As a superstar of Thunder, the world's biggest k-pop group, Lee has a lot on his hands. Can Merri handle what he brings to the table? One thing is certain -- her life as she knows it has changed ...

"Hart & Seoul" has it all -- lovable characters, a unique relationship, twists and turns, and an approachable writing style. Burnham writes in a manner that is relatable yet imaginative. You'll soon be rooting for Merri, hoping she can figure out how to move forward -- both in her relationship with Lee and in accomplishing her goals. We can learn a thing or two from her ... while still enjoying the dream-like quality her life assumes after she meets Lee. If you're a fan of fast-paced young adult / contemporary romance novels, you'll enjoy this k-pop-infused YA novel! Check out "Hart & Seoul" -- you won't regret it!

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The Singing Guru by Kamla K. Kapur

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Kamla K. Kapur's T"HE SINGING GURU, Legends and Adventures of Guru Nanak, the First Sikh" is a historical fiction novel that will inspire and intrigue you from start to finish. One of the strengths of this book is the expert blend of fiction, history, and mythology. It really connects the reader with the ancient world while building a bridge to modern applications. The story follows spiritual master Guru Nanak who founded the Sikh religion and is revered by other religions. This is an engaging tale that will make you want to read more by teaching important morals with palatable, fascinating story telling.

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A Simple Guide to Child Support Redemption by Mike R. Aikins

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Mike R. Aikins's "A Simple Guide to Child Support Redemption" is a resource for non-custodial parents trying to navigate the child support system.The book is organized perfectly with verifiable resources, documented solutions, interviews with victims of the system and more. You'll learn about case law, Title IV-A and D and work through practice questions to ensure you grasp the information. If you want to get your involvement with the child support system back on track, get this book and educate yourself. Knowledge is power -- and this book will give you all the information you need.

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Stillborn: The Legend of Pontianak and Other Supernatural Ghost Stories by Dr. Elmi Zukarnain

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Dr Elmi Zulkarnain Osman's “Stillborn - The Legend of Pontianak and Other Supernatural Ghost Stories" is a collection of short stories that is sure to delight horror fans. The book contains eleven ghastly stories. Filled with supernatural elements and scary scenes, the book will keep you up late at night, unable to stop reading even though you're scared to leave your bed. The mix of stories is eclectic and the writing is gripping. Horror hinges on quality writing to capture the chilling scenes, and Dr. Elmi Zukarnain Osman doesn't disappoint!

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ALPEROSE by Michel F. Bolle

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Michel F. Bolle's "ALPEROSE" is a beautifully written love story that fans of romance are sure to enjoy. The story follows Alice, the owner of a flower shop, and Robert, a businessman, who are two opposites that run into each other while both are lost in the Swiss Alps.

One of the strengths of the book is that the plot is filled with twists and turns. The writing is both engaging and surprising, taking you on a journey that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Additionally, the story is inspiring and touching with lots of heart-warming moments. The two protagonists, Alice and Robert, are wonderfully written. Bolle found away to write them so that they really come to life, and the reader will have no problem relating to them and rooting for their success. The characters are relatable, but not predictable, so you'll want to keep reading until the end. 

If you're a romance fan, you'll surely enjoy "ALPEROSE" by Michel F. Bolle. The book will be released in German during the next three months. Stay tuned for details!

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Focus: Learn How To Concentrate for Maximum Results by Ronald E. McKnight, CPC

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Ronald E. McKnight, CPC, in "Focus: Learn How To Concentrate for Maximum Results," provides a step-by-step guide on various techniques for improving your focus and concentration. The book opens with what is focus and what are the benefits of good focus.

The book also outlines the pitfalls of having bad focus and some of the reasons we are unable to focus. Additionally, the book goes into various techniques and strategies for improving focus. For more severe focus issues, McKnight outlines supplement and medication options that may help. The greatest strength of the book is that it is an interactive book. McKnight asks readers to write down their goals and visions and each chapter has a section for you to take action and set your goals. So this book will not only help you build self-discipline and focus, but it will help you have a clearer vision of your life. If you're looking to improve your focus and concentration, as well as iron out your life goals, then "Focus: Learn How To Concentrate for Maximum Results" is the book for you!

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