Thursday, August 31, 2017

Precedence


Science Fiction, Mystery > Thriller Action >Thriller
Homeless disappearing, who would even notice? Unless your identity was mistaken. Hidden family secrets and a deranged scientist obsessed with ghastly and inhuman experiments, who thought Area 51 is the only secret that existed, from Russia to New York into Nevada, a world-wide cover-up. Sci-fi adventure that blends mystery, suspense and horror, unwrapping that surprise gift readers crave!



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Unbroken


Unbroken:One Woman's Journey to Rebuild a Life Shattered by Violence. A True Story of Survival and Hope

by Madeleine Black


Madeleine Black has experienced more in her life than most ever will, but few have walked away from such carnage with her quiet dignity.

She was gang raped when she was 13 years old and was consequently raped 3 more times before the age of 18. One might wonder how such things could happen but the reader will see how a slippery slope can be created from the horrible actions of just one night.

The events of that first rape were so traumatic; it took Madeleine many years and a lot of hard work to uncover the memories of that attack.  Could she believe such things? Would she make up such things? All the while, she was doing her best to carry out her “Best Revenge” plan: leading a good and happy life. But the road to living such a life was long and painful.

So how does one emerge from such depths? And can others do it as well? Madeleine tells her story in vivid, candid detail. Her words are simple and straight. Her story is accessible and relatable. That’s because her message is about how a person chooses to recover from adversity. It’s not about what knocks a person down; it’s how they get back up.

Forgiveness was the key for Madeleine. True forgiveness takes genuine effort. It takes a real desire to understand those who may have done us harm and caring enough about one’s self to take the necessary steps.  Madeleine shows us that it’s worth the effort. And really, if we’ve already suffered hardship, what do we have to lose?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist


After forty five years of working at Brackmeyer Sweets, one of the largest factories in all of Germany, master pastry chef-extraordinaire, Henry Peppermint Twist is forced to retire and live out the rest of his days in a retirement home in the countryside.

But unbeknownst to Henry, and the other elderly people before him, his stay there will be a short one; for he soon comes face to face with a peculiar little man who will lead him on one of the most scrumptious journeys of a lifetime.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Andrew's Journal



Life for a group of outcasts becomes increasingly more difficult when the nucleus of the group, Andrew, suddenly commits suicide. With no note, and no apparent reason for him to take his life, his three surviving friends struggle with his death, along with their own personal demons. Andrew's mother gives his best friend, Todd, his journal that keeps his most intimate thoughts in hopes of him finding some closure.This dark, vulgar and graphic tale explores the darkness of drug abuse, sexual assault and death, while conflicting with love and mystery. The answers are out there, and Andrew's Journal just may be the key to finding them.




Sunday, August 27, 2017

Cougartales: A Sexy Magical, Paranormal, Fairytale Romance


A sexy magical, paranormal, fairytale romance (Book 1)


Not Your Mother's Fairytales...

Elisabeth Davenport, the wealthiest woman in Cougartown, thinks she's content with her billions, but her fantasies about the handsome young barista Jon tell a different tale. The summer sizzles as they get to know each other but Jon's jealous step-father tries to tear them apart. Love is sure to conquer all even the divide between a billionaire and her barista. You're in for a hot and steamy retelling of an old favorite in this magical Cougar Romance.

Anna DelFlorino tries to pretend she's not a werewolf and has spent the last twenty years hiding from her tragic past and psychic abilities by posing as a regular human. Forced to join the local Ville de Cougar pack due to new regulations, she's ambushed by her intense attraction to the twin Alphas Byron and Brent but even they can't protect her from the secrets in Cougartown. Get ready for some hot sexy fun in this paranormal ménage loaded with suspense!

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Dahlia


Dahlia
by Marcy Alice Brandenburg
Five years after the tragic death of her father, Dahlia and her family are still struggling to cope with his loss. Her mother cries all the time and her older brother bullies her relentlessly out of grief. Dahlia is left feeling lonely and sad, wondering how different her life would be with just a little bit of love.

Dahlia only has one wish – to fly. Little does she know that her wish is going to be granted in the most magical of ways.

In a dreamlike vision, Dahlia meets a majestic black stallion named Wind. Together, she and Wind explore the mysteries of the universe and all the magic and wonder that come with them. With the help of kind celestial beings like Sun, Mother Moon, and Black Raven, Dahlia must learn the importance of love and life. If she can find the light within herself and share it with her family, she can bring them happiness again. But first, she must release the soaring eagle inside her and learn to do the one thing she always dreamed of – fly.




Featured Books of the Week - August 26, 2017

Featured Books of the Week
August 26, 2017




Turning Mountains Into Molehills
by Yvonne M. Morgan

Yvonne's story follows a path from personal devastation to personal triumph through God's call to mission and serving others through ministry.  Her fears, disappointments, and heartaches are all detailed in this adventure about how God's calling beckons her to continue on her mission no matter what troubles arise. Ultimately, God shows her how to turn her mountains into molehills.




My Lonely Room
by John A. Vikara

Life wasn't so great when you didn't have much of a relationship with your parents or the ability to play street games while growing up in the fifties. You would rather be secluded in your lonely room, using your imagination to write stories and draw comic books than to be drowned in negativity by your mother or humiliated by your peers. All of this can change for Jimmy Yadenik when he meets Johnny, his soon to be mentor and member of the Vandals, and he applies for membership. But the transition won't be easy.




Oh My Gosh! There's a Mouse in My House
by Regina Hennegan

Bobby is an Adventurous 10 year old Little boy who enjoys playing in his bedroom until an uninvited guest Interrupts his day!

Find Out How Bobby's Acts of kindness ends up helping everyone involved including The Little Uninvited Guest!


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Lifetimes of family secrets. Threats from every direction. A young woman forced to discover the truth.

Tessa Lamar, a Southern girl with a crazy family and a brand new college degree, wants nothing more than for her life to finally start. When her uncle dies unexpectedly, she inherits more than his old truck. As lifetimes of family secrets send her carefully planned world into a tailspin, she realizes nothing will ever be the same.

After learning that she is not only a Firebird, but also half Nunnehi--the Cherokee equivalent to fairy--Tessa is forced to fight for her life against a conjurer determined to kill her, Tribal Elders trying to manipulate her, a crazier-than-a-bat mother, wolves, snakes, and one pissed off ghost. Worse still, she's caught between a gorgeous blue-eyed cop and a Nunnehi bodyguard who she can't decide if she wants to throttle or kiss. Good thing she was raised by two tough Southern ladies.

The Spirit Tree is the first of the Tessa Lamar Novels, a Paranormal Romance with a Southern twist. If you like down south humor, supernatural creatures, and a healthy dose of romance, then you'll love this series.


Intrigue meets piracy in this tropical tale of murder and international crisis. Pat Ruger is a retired detective who joins his ex-partner, Jimmy Stewart, and his wife on a cruise in the Caribbean. Once on board, a woman he met is murdered and Pat and his partner are asked to investigate. How will Pat and Jimmy survive Caribbean pirates and a naval standoff?


 
Alphabet Motivation
by Nakita Jackson
One of the first things we learn growing up is our ABCs. I wanted to use a system that was taught in our youth and transfer it into motivation.

Night Noises
by Lisa Beere
Sam is a young child who can't sleep, distracted by the many noises of the night.
Each family member attempts to help him. Eventually, his Nan discovers the issue and sister Junie comes to the rescue with a solution that reassures Sam of how much he is safe and loved.

This story will appeal to children who have concerns about being alone in the dark and those older ones that will be sleeping "away" for the first time. While written as a picture book, this text is also accessible as an early reader.


 
Throughout the ages, messiahs have come and gone, and all have fallen. After centuries of exile, Bantaka the Godslayer is active once more. The Seer manipulates the strands of Time and Space to bring together Pankea’s only hope: the most unlikely motley of misfits and cut-throats in the land, and a godling half-breed who’s bloodline heritage holds the key to saving—or dooming—all Existence. Destined to fulfill an ancient prophecy to “pierce the heart of her ancestor,” Marian Silverblade is hailed as the current messiah of her age. But prophecies often get misinterpreted. And Lord Calahan Darkblade—Marian’s ancestor and Bantaka’s Herald—has plans of his own....

The Silverblade Prophecy is the first book in The Messiahs War Trilogy. When destinies collide in a war unlike anything before seen on Pankea, the choices made by the most unlikely of heroes may determine the outcome.


 
Just a regular day at the mall, what could possibly happen?
 
When worlds collide, as those in Diaspora by Greg Egan and The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, a new dystopia emerges in a far-off future. Andrometre is one such world where Gliese Libra, a Librarian of considerable power, is pulled into the final war between humanity and its oppressors. Along with Albert Hollows, a human and forerunner for the Insurgency, Gliese uncovers truths of her race; truths of their planet and their biology.

Follow Gliese’s story as she battles with herself and the oppressors, to overcome her conflicts of identity and guides humanity to salvation.

Nothing is ever as it seems.
 

Her Destiny Is Change
by Beth Cohen
A new wave of feminist utopian and dystopian stories are upon us. Beth Cohen’s imaginary world stakes out all the necessary grounds for why women are driven to recreate the world they might live in, and who the women need to become in order for such worlds to exist. Her cast of bold and memorable characters include the warrior, the healer, the negotiator, the lovers, and more -- those who create new ways of living and working to make a new society as it splits from the old. There can be no going back once women have found their destiny, and their “destinies are change.”
 
I wrote “Liberating Inner Eve” as a result of my encounters with female clients from a Christian background who struggle to find a sense of personal strength, high self-worth, love, and acceptance.

“Liberating Inner Eve” offers psychological insight around the impact of commonly found interpretations of the teachings of the Old Testament (in particular the Genesis account of Adam and Eve) and New Testament (the lifetime of Jesus), on various themes relevant to women’s daily lives, such as how they experience their identity, self-acceptance, and self-worth.

Every Chapter of this book includes simple exercises, encouraging readers to take time to review their thoughts and feelings, relating to a particular topic. 

Through “Liberating Inner Eve” I long to share with others how empowering the Bible can be in helping women find self-love, self-acceptance, and personal strength.


 
As water quenches a runner’s thirst, God’s word refreshes your weary soul. Runners of all levels will be awakened to powerful parallels between running and the Christian life, equipped with scripture, encouraged to persevere, and inspired with determination. You’ll be challenged to plunge deeper in your walk with God.

Pursued - June/July 2017 Book Cover Contest Winner

Our June/July Book Cover Contest Winner




Axel Jack and Daisha Tandala are two thirteen-year-old friends running from a billionaire madman who killed their scientist parents and now wants what the kids have—a GeoPort (Geographical Transportation System.) The GeoPort, invented by their parents, has the ability to transport a person to any place on Earth within seconds. Knowing the power they had created, their parents' dying wish was for the kids to destroy the GeoPort before it lands in the wrong hands. But when the teens are separated by their pursuers, they must make a life or death attempt to find each other and get the GeoPort to a mysterious Indian Temple where the chase becomes more than just a high-tech game of hide-and-seek, but a war for control of everything—money, culture, politics, and power.





Friday, August 25, 2017

Comes The Awakening




Nova Scotia: Beautiful, Idyllic, Peaceful--Perfect. Until it was not! When Phil Kent finds a body on the shores of Nova Scotia, a worldwide conspiracy begins to unfold. Ancient Knights Templar are connected to a modern Native North American tribe and an extremist terrorist group using ultra-modern camouflage. It is a race to find priceless treasures buried on Oak Island. Kent, his wife Cyndi, and former Special Forces Operative Bill Lander work with security forces of Canada and the U.S. They struggle to foil the terrorists before they unleash their devastating attack on major cities of the world. Follow the major characters as they help direct the plan to prevent the conspiracy from succeeding.

Steel, Blood & Fire



On the march, around the campfire, and in the taverns, they tell incredible stories about Tarmun Vykers, the Reaper – how he’s never been cut in battle, how he once defeated hundreds of men by himself, how he exterminated an entire people over an insult. These stories make Vykers seem like a god, but he is a man, an arrogant, ruthless and bloodthirsty man. For all that, he may be the only thing standing between the human race and utter annihilation at the hands of the mad wizard who calls himself the End-of-All-Things. Against this backdrop, smaller, lesser folks struggle to fulfill their own destinies, folks like Aoife, burdened with a secret so dark she is driven to do the unimaginable and seek an alliance with fey powers no mortal has ever encountered. 

Are you a fan of: Grimdark, Joe Abercrombie’s First Law series, Steven Erikson’s The Malazan Book of the Fallen, Glen Cook’s Chronicles of the Black Company, or Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicle? If so, grab your copy of Steel, Blood & Fire now!







Thursday, August 24, 2017

Voices Over Troubled Water




On a rainy night in March 1958 Joe as a young boy of ten years old along with his younger brother are abandoned by their mother over Troubled Water. Joe desperately cries out loud with no one around to overhear him praying for help. That tragic night brings about hearing poignant voices that start to play an integral part in his life. This event haunts Joe while growing up from a boy into manhood causing him to always search for answers to why.

Relatives, teachers and mentors in Joe’s life begin to replace the lost love and guidance needed by a young boy to become someone worthwhile. These special individuals in Joe’s circle of life are quickly recognized and admired and give him the strong footing he needs to survive. Demands are placed on his teenage life that would destroy most young adults, but Joe finds the strength to overcome the bad pathways by those same voices over Troubled Water.


Along Joe’s journey in life Troubled Water shows its massive mind power at far reaching locations as he travels around the world while serving in the US Navy and the Vietnam War. He finds that there are some Troubled Waters that are finally at peace and those that are not and never will be.


A long time family secret is exposed accidentally which intertwines most of his elder family members and their silence for many years. This family secret enabled Joe to discover most of his long lost answers to questions that were thought to never be solved. Each and every one of these amazing stories in this memoir are true and have been experienced by the author. 

Books of the Week - August 27, 2017 - Make a Date with a Good Book

Featured Books of the Week
August 27, 2017




Sizzle: Be a HOT Date for a Perfect Mate
by Terai Koronui

Getting out into the 'Singles Mingle' isn't easy at any age. It's like jumping onto a 'minefield,' place a foot wrong and you'll get your confidence 'shot' down, your 'self-worth' detonated to bits, your resolve to DATE again 'smashed' up!

SIZZLE - Be a HOT Date for a perfect mate will help you navigate that minefield with finesse, even if you have baggage; feel too old, overweight, have children, no fashion-sense, strapped for cash, failed at relationships or never, ever told you were HOT before! 


It is every Woman's 'Bible' to overcome the emotional, mental and physical anxieties and confusion of dating again after a relationship breakup, or divorce. It's the 'shot' of confidence every woman looking for 'new' love needs, to get out of the house and mingle with other singles!

You will learn:


  • 20 SIZZLING Hot Tips to help you feel, look and act like an attractive, confident, desirable woman
  • 10 SIZZLING facts about a HOT Date - see how you measure up!
  • 12 stereotypes men have about women they meet. I call it the 'DIRTY DOZEN' - it's not all bad either...
  • How to deal with the contentious issue of who pays for dinner? - Chapter 8
  • 'To SHAG or not to SHAG? - Not sure? Chapter 11 will help you make that choice
  • To tune your 'energy' to love. It's a 'thing', and very potent for attracting 'Mr Right' or 'Mr Wrong’’ - it’s your call
  • 5 'best' ways to connect with a person of 'interest' without speaking
  • What's HOT and What's NOT
’SIZZLE’ is for women who WANT to be Queen of her domain and is proactive about getting what she wants including 'choosing' HER man, rather than being chosen. When a woman of this calibre picks a man; he will consider himself very LUCKY! 




Apollo's Raven
by Linnea Tanner

Can a Curse Control Ancient Britannia?

The world is in turmoil. Celtic kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren's former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that foretells Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him.

King Amren reveals to his daughter, Princess Catrin, the grim prophesy that his former queen pronounced at her execution for treason to him.

The gods demand the scales be balanced for the life you take. If you deny my soul's journey to the Otherworld by beheading me, I curse you to do the same as mine. I prophesize your future queen will beget a daughter who will rise as a Raven and join your son, Blood Wolf, and a mighty empire to overtake your kingdom and to execute my curse.

Catrin is trained as a warrior and discovers she is the Raven and must find a way to block the curse of the evil former queen. Torn between her forbidden love for her father's enemy—Marcellus, the great-grandson of Mark Antony—and her loyalty to her people, she must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that awaits her.

Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse? Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love with Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren? Will she save Ancient Britannia?

Apollo's Raven sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of love, magic, adventure, intrigue and betrayal in Ancient Rome and Britannia.





Days of Insult
by Erin Eldridge

When the Germans invade his country in 1941, Russian youth, Sacha Mikhailov, becomes a part of the titanic struggle on the Eastern Front. Fighting first as a partisan, operating with his detachment from deep in the forest, he learns the skills of sabotage and ambush. He makes friends, falls in love, and endures the enemy’s vicious onslaught to wipe out the partisans once and for all. As the Russians push the Germans back, Sacha joins the Red Army and his war continues on into the capitals of Europe where he formulates a plan which will set his life on a radically different course.

More great books to check out!
Pat Ruger is a retired detective from Colorado who temporarily leaves his private investigation firm to travel to New York and reunite with his ex-fiance. Amanda, however, is working a case for the FBI and Pat decides to join her rather than let her go. A local tribal leader is murdered and the investigation leads them to kidnapping, missing witnesses, violence and intrigue leading to tragic consequences.


Prelude (An Alec Winters Series Book 1)
by Chariss K. Walker


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Meet Alec Winters when he's sixteen years old. Find out how he met Sabrina. Get the scoop on all his friends before the fateful night of his transformation to angel-demon in this supernatural thriller. Then, follow Alec on the gritty streets of New Orleans as he punishes the wicked in Crescent City (An Alec Winters Series, Book 2).


 
Suspicion meets desperation in this compendium of dark tales that ignite the inner demons of desperate souls and take them on a violent journey filled with rage, deception, and horrifying acts that will either make or break them. Do they have what it takes to survive or will their worlds continue to spiral out of control?


Follow Cara the dog, as she goes on an adventure to find her missing ball, with the help of new friends she meets along the way. Join her on her journey through forty beautiful illustrations, depicting the Irish countryside.


 
Yours Truly, 2095
by Brian Paone


Jeff Blue—the victim of a time-travel conspiracy—wakes up trapped in the year 2095. The only familiar face is J0; a robotic copy of the wife he left behind in 1981. But can she be trusted?

J0 could be the only key to unlock Jeff’s journey home, but it will require her to do something against her programming—something human.

During Jeff’s perilous journey through the future, he will have to discover the truth about J0’s origins, and solve the mystery behind how he wound up in 2095, in order to uncover the reality of his own destiny.

Armed with a one-way ticket to the moon, Jeff must race against the clock to seize what might be his last chance to return home to his time. A time without hover cars, Justice Computers, or TeleSkins—a time over one hundred years ago.


 
The Last Snow Day
by Joseph McCarthy


When e-learning days make snow days a thing of the past, troublemaking 4th grader Adam Callahan decides to rebel and have One Last Snow Day!
 


Fire in the Dawn
by Justin Fike


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A prince in hiding. An empire in turmoil. A gathering storm.

Kyren e'Cania is the last son of a fallen House, raised in secret in the shadows of the city his family once ruled.

Trained by his father in the ways of his people, Kyren has avoided the notice of the tyrant who murdered his family by never giving anyone reason to suspect he is anything more than a nameless peasant.

But when an ambitious noble sets dangerous events in motion, Kyren must find a way to reclaim his heritage and unite his people, before everything he loves is swallowed by fire and sword once again.
 


Grimm Love
by Kristen Collins


Sky was your typical Grim Reaper, well mostly, she was half human too. She helped souls pass on to the afterlife, but she didn't expect a human to see her in the act, harvesting a soul. In shock, Sky attempts to return to her normal life as the owner of the local bookstore in the small town of Ouray.

Jack seeks out the strange yet beautiful woman he saw take his friend's soul on the mountain. After searching nearly every business in the small town, he stumbles upon her in a bookstore on Main Street. Part of him tells him to run the other way. The other part is intrigued by her beautiful features and sporadic personality.

Sky had hoped Jack would chump it up to the heat of the moment and his wild imagination. But he seems to think otherwise. Will she be able to convince him he was seeing things or risk revealing her true self to him? As their worlds collide and passion unfold will they be able to fight what's coming for them? What would you do to save the one you love?
 


Murder is Just the Beginning
by Carol Kravetz


Four murders of staff who work in the same seedy nightclub, a shady nightclub owner and no clues as to who the murderer is. Detective David Andrews and Detective Paul Cameron are thrust together with two recruits from the United Kingdom, Cathy Edwards and Krista Nolan, to solve the murders and bring to justice whoever was responsible for them. Personality clashes and strong physical attractions ensue between the four but they always maintain their strong professionalism. During the investigation, yet another member of staff is found murdered but the evidence is gathering and soon the guilty one is caught. But the case doesn’t end there. By the time the court hearing comes around, the accused has already devised a getaway plan. And the hunt is on….

 
Why can't things be as they are? For Darrel Sak and his unlikely friend, this question looms above them as they accept a harrowing quest. What will Darrel risk to save his dad in a realm where only his night terrors have visited? Who can Darrel trust and believe, when a web of lies and secrets begin to reveal themselves? How will he navigate through this maze of reality and deception? The ultimate answer may not be what he wants to hear.

The Wolves Within Our Walls



On April 21, 2021, the world as we know it ended due to a catastrophic technology and infrastructure collapse.The Wolves Within Our Walls follows a troubled 28-year-old waitress, Zoe Wilkes, through her internal and external struggles following the attack as she enters a sustainable, off-the-grid, housing community run by leader and former environmental lobbyist, Jacob Malin, and former cyber-security engineer, Miles Kirby. We witness as she pleads with us to take a closer look at their community, and ours, and to accept our limited view of truth, the dangerous lure of familiarity, and the risk that both pose to our individual free will.






Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Super Rooster and Wonder Cat



Best friends Rooster and Cat ramble down to the lagoon together every morning to practice their superpowers. One day, they meet Crab, Ray, and Shark who have characteristics very different from their own. At first the two friends are frightened, but soon realize the other animals mean them no harm and have pretty special powers. 

In this colorful and beautifully illustrated book, children focus on identifying their own strengths, while also appreciating and respecting the strengths of others. Diversity, acceptance, friendship, and self-esteem prevail over fear!

Youngsters will learn about some amazing creatures—coconut crabs, black tip reef sharks, and spotted eagles rays. They all live in and along the South Pacific Ocean, which surrounds Bora Bora in French Polynesia (a Society island along with Tahiti). Children will also be amazed to discover all of the animals’ awesome superpowers are actually true! More fun facts about these creatures are included after the story and provide additional educational value.




A Witch In Time Saves Nine



This book received honorable mention in the New England Book Festival!
When Emeline Chase is transported into the past she hopes she can change history and save the unfortunate women who are being executed for practicing witchcraft. After all Emeline herself is a witch in the present and in the past--or at least that's what her grandmother has told her. How else could she have suddenly moved backward in time? But when she becomes trapped in the Salem, Massachusetts of 1692, her focus changes into one of survival. Can a cute Wampanoag Indian help her, or will their relationship make matters worse? To save herself Emeline must discover her own magic and find her way home.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Other Side of Philip K. Dick



“As a literary figure, Philip K. Dick is popularly perceived as a crazed, drug-addled mystic with a sinister Third Eye. Nothing could be further from the truth - the Phil I knew was a warm, humane, very funny man. Maer Wilson understands these truths far better than I, and The Other Side of Philip K. Dick casts a welcome shaft of daylight upon the real PKD, as opposed to the dark, distorted caricature Dick has become.” Paul M. Sammon, Author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner

What is the truth behind the legend of Science Fiction great, Philip K. Dick?

In spring, 1972, Phil Dick moved to Fullerton, CA, where he met Theatre student Mary (Maer) Wilson. Amid marriage proposals, marathon talk-fests and a love for music and films, they forged a strong friendship that would last the rest of his life. 

Wilson’s quirky, yet unflinchingly honest, memoir reveals a funny, compassionate and generous man. She captures an inside view of one of our literary greats – a brilliant writer who gave the world some of its most revered Science Fiction. 

“I found this book engrossing and authentic – a truthful and serious account of the last part of Phil Dick’s life by someone who was a fundamental part of it and who has the skill to write about it. There is evident love and friendship in this book, but also honesty. This was the Phil Dick I knew.” James P. Blaylock, World Fantasy Award-Winning Author







Ape Mind-Old Mind-New Mind



The Evolution of the Human Spirit (excerpt) 

The remarkable aspect of evolution by sexual selection, which Darwin so courageously proposed, is that it is driven merely by the desire for a trait, in this case the desire for justice. I had realized that sexual selection is not only driven by the peahen's desire for the peacock's tail, but also by the peacock's desire to be desired for his tail (i.e., vanity). So what gave sexual selection the creative power to launch and then sustain our hominin tribe was, and still is, the combined effect of both the desire for justice and the desire to be just, both passed down together tightly engaged in pioneering the frontiers of rightness and wrongness.
 
Indeed, the fact that our minds are comprised of capacities determined by motivations that are both subject and object has much to do with both our expansive consciousness and our linguistic virtuosity. We are at once the seer and the seen, condemner and condemned, lover and loved. However, because human evolution has left us so intricately fraught with these condensed motivations, our minds are also vulnerable to the unraveling of emotion into the spinning feedback scream of mental illness. 

I had not initially realized the extent of the role played by natural selection in the conversion from submission and dominance in apes to obedience and authority in humans. Under the protective shield of justice, groups of mated pair-bonds could evolve the productive benefits of coordinating and dividing the labor of child care and food gathering. At the end of the day, those groupings of relationships that "believed" in the rules of this organic social structure would be naturally selected. The procreative benefits to individuals within a given group immersed in this obedience-authority system would exceed any benefits of pursuing their own dominance. The will to dominate in the ape mind transformed into the authority of justice in the early human (old) mind by migrating from individuals to dwelling within the thin ether of relationships between individuals; no one could see it, but all could feel it. This invisible but biologically based will could be said to possesses intentions, i.e.: a spirit . . . the human spirit. Human bonds animated by this still evolving spirit ultimately would become more powerful than those of blood, tribe or country.




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Monday, August 21, 2017

Apollo - The Guardian League



Lauren was an assignment. He didn’t expect to fall in love.  
From her birth, Apollo watched Lauren mature, witnessing all her milestones with a strong sense of pride. Advising, protecting and whispering loving words to her, Lauren is strong and perfect. 
Unfortunately, she doesn’t want to live.  
A drastic decision one day sets Lauren face to face with her own Guardian Angel- a being she never knew existed. However, he won’t leave her alone. He is relentless, encouraging her to better her life when he doesn’t understand what it takes to survive on Earth. Despite this “flaw,” she is drawn to him in ways she can’t explain and Apollo soon becomes as necessary as the air she breathes. He asks for only one thing- to be his, forever.  
Will she allow Apollo to love and care for her when many have failed?





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Foundation for a Well-Ordered You



Are you looking at your life through positive thinking? 

After facing a lot of negative relationships and/or being accused of being a negative source, I felt the need to do a thorough selfexamination by looking at myself in the mirror to see where my faults were. I needed to discover how I could include this self-examination in my daily walk without being sidetracked. I needed to stay on a positive track and move to the next level in life. I needed to stop slipping through the cracks of depression, low self-esteem, insecurity, and fear. All of these things threatened my spiritual foundation. By praying, studying God‟s word, and applying it to my everyday life, and its challenges, I am now able to build up my spiritual house and look at myself in the mirror with confidence.