Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Books in for Review

Here's a sample of the books that have come in for review recently.  Check them out and then stop by in a few weeks to read the reviews!




Loogie the Booger Genie: A Very Nasty Cold by N.E. Castle Be careful what you wish! Charlie and Loogie share a very nasty cold that wreaks havoc with Loogie’s magic skills. To make matters worse, the wicked Tildor arrives from the past with his evil magic. Charlie must enlist the help of his friends and Hendrick to clean up this magical mess while any wish could make things worse.

The Impending Monetary Revolution, the Dollar and Gold by Edmund Contoski The crisis which was revealed in Greece showed the financial vulnerabilities that are overturning the monetary system of the world. Eventually sound money will return because it is necessary. It will be gold. Contoski shows in detail why that will be so.

The Seraph Contingency: Anael's Tale by Jennifer Fales The best adventure is the one you never expected: When Anael, a beautiful angel bored out of her gourd, sneaks through the Pearly Gates and lands in the only dive bar in Purgatory looking for excitement, she gets a bit more than she bargained for. Abducted courtesy of a devious demonic Duchess seeking to expand her wardrobe, she finds herself tortured, driven slightly mad and bereft of her wings. Rescue comes in the guise of Gaap, a reluctant guardian and hero who's been asked to do a favor. He's a powerful demon with a libido, a nagging conscience and some very interesting tattoos who gets paid to transport artifacts and beings safely in and out of Hell. What was meant to be a short trip to an inter-dimensional Safe House ends up being hi-jacked by a disaffected teenager turned bungling Satanist, stranding them briefly in Southern California. Then things really start to get weird in this twisted action packed fairytale turned inadvertent love story.

Coming to Your Senses by Beth Johnson Transform old attitudes and fears into creativity with Beth Johnson as your guide. In her new book, Coming to Your Senses, Beth shows how her unique Inner Vision Meditation can clear away the unwanted clutter from your mind and reconnect you with a stronger, healthier, more productive self to navigate the perplexity of being human. Meditation has helped many people release stress and increase their quality of life. Any of the different practices are beneficial, but with Inner Vision the focus of the meditation is revealed through your intuitive senses. Life challenges are addressed by stopping the process of thinking and using your sensory skills to find your own inner wisdom. The Ego has a positive and a negative quality. The positive Ego lets you know when to eat and rest, or resist the temptation for that next drink. Not so with the negative Ego: it can muddy the clear thoughts of an analytical thinker and place the veil of fear over her or his eyes so they see life through the filter of anxiety. The negative Ego can be overbearing, rude, and even hateful. Coming to Your Senses shows how you can stop being controlled by your negative Ego and use your natural sensory capabilities to unleash your true potential. Each time you focus on tasting, hearing, smelling, seeing, or feeling, you pass through the gateway to your Higher Power and wisdom—your sixth sense. Another integral part of Inner Vision meditation is toning. This is your unique sound, your audible thumbprint, for opening the portal of transformation. Its history lies in ancient tribal chants, Gregorian chants, Tibetan chants, and Sanskrit mantras. Vibrations are created and one becomes immersed in the sensation. By holding your attention on that sensation, you can enter the Silent Place of balance and peace within. Through her personal stories and easy-to-follow instructions, Beth Johnson enables you to transform your emotions into something new and innovative and to claim your right to be a healthy, happy human being.

Through Frankie's Eyes: One Woman's Journey to Her Authentic Self, and the Dog on Wheels Who Led the Way by Barbara Techel Author Barbara Techel has certainly gone farther down the path toward self-discovery than most of us have dared, and here she shares that journey with readers ready for its influence on their own choices. It's your time: to grow; to learn from a woman who's overcome her deepest fears to live joyfully, with integrity and intent; and to marvel at the magic of it happening under the guidance and knowing eyes of a small, red dog on wheels. Let this story seep into your consciousness and inspire you—indeed, allow you—to start or continue your own fulfilling journey to who you really are. You've picked up this book because you're craving the inspiration and uplift it so generously offers. Don't put it down. It’s a gift, if you're ready to accept it. Read it. Hold onto it to remind you that though you may have work to do, you absolutely can achieve the life you're striving for. Free yourself of the things that no longer matter, and embrace how beautiful the world is to someone who can see it…through Frankie's eyes.

Don't Screw It Up!: Avoid 434 Goofs to to Save Time, Money, and Face by Laura Lee Do you know how to tie your shoe? Or do you just think you do but you’ve actually been screwing it up for decades like most people have? This witty, light book takes a fresh spin on all the mistakes we make everyday that end up costing us big in our wallets, our health, our homes, and beyond. Topics covered are Yourself (appearance, skills, all things you), Your Home, Your Cooking, Your Money, Your Relationships & Family, and Your Health. This perfect combination of humor and wisdom entertains readers as they learn how to make their lives better by avoiding and remedying common screw-ups.

Independence: Book 1, Drums of War by Peter Reese Doyle First in a series (entitled Drums of War) of historical novels for youth and young adults designed to teach in an enjoyable way the principles, events, and persons behind America's independence. Independence is set in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1775 when the Royal Governor sent British troops to steal gunpowder form the town's public magazine. The colonists are alerted and the drama builds to a climax as Patrick Henry leads Partiot militiamen toward a dramatic showdown with the British Governor.

Bunker Hill: Book 2, Drums of War by Peter Reese Doyle

A Captive in Williamsburg: Book 3, Drums of War by Peter Reese Doyle

Charleston: Book 4, Drums of War by Peter Reese Doyle