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The Hardest Thing in The World by Nicole Eva Fraser

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The Tiger written by John Vaillan

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Death by Living by N. D. Wilson

I am happy to report that I have finally finished Death by Living, which is written by N. D. Wilson. Somehow, this book took me longer than I thought it would.  However, once I adjusted to Wilson's writing style, I was provoked into deep thought.  The narration of various stories, which often illustrated how we take advantage of life makes you start to ponder how you take your own life for granted.  I think this book is a good read during the Holiday Season.  With Thanksgiving only a few days away and Christmas right around the corner, reflection happens quickly.  We especially reflect where we are in life since a new year is quickly knocking on the door of the current year.  Ultimately, I enjoyed the book.  I have to warn you.  The ramblings sometimes distract you, but then again the rambles add to the understanding of the book.  I think this is the perfect gift for anyone experiencing a sad time in life.  This book can motivate them to the new beginning of happiness. Have you re…

Death by Living by N. D. Wilson

Currently, I am reading Death by living, which is authored by N. D. Wilson.  This book is definitely unique in its own understanding. Have you read it?

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Celebrity Book Review by Tempestt Bledsoe – CREDARA: Rise of the Kraylen by J.E. Henderson

Book Review – CREDARA: Rise of the Kraylen by J.E. Henderson
Tempestt Bledsoe, star of “The Cosby Show” and “Guys with Kids” I really have to applaud my brother for this latest creative work. J.E. – I call him James, but for this review I’ll use his author name – has been creating fictional stories for as long as I can remember; in his younger years to get out of trouble, but in his professional career, mainly with a focus on comedy. He thinks he’s actually funny. Nevertheless, after having read CREDARA: Rise of the Kraylen, I have to admit, I was pleasantly surprised by what a great read it was. I am a huge fan of fantasy fiction and when he told me he was tackling what I consider to be my favorite genre for the first time, I thought, “Oh, this had better be good.” Well, I must say I was excited to discover that he really poured his heart into this story. CREDARA is an adventurous and slightly dark tale pitting the ultimate forces of good against the ultimate forces of evil. I found th…

CREDARA: Rise of the Kraylen by J. E. Henderson

I have a new book on my TBR list.  I wanted to share this book with you. The book is a J EHenderson’s epic fantasy novel, CREDARA: Rise of the Kraylen (Arc-PenPublishing), the first in the Credara Trilogy. Have you read it already?
The Ultimate Battle of Good Versus Evil Continues God’s warrior discovers his destiny and must defeat Lucifer’s army Set thousands of years after Lucifer and his Kraylen followers battled the Sitcian Angels—a battle that God won—the time comes for the Kraylen to rise again. With Lucifer locked away in Hell by the power of the Credara, his horde is living disguised as mortals after being cast out of heaven. There is only one man who can defeat them, but he must defeat his own demons first. Agean has only known a tortured life as a monk of the Holy Order of God. The Order realizes that the Kraylen have initiated their deadly revenge against God and mankind. Agean learns what the rest of the Order has known all along—that he was born God’s warrior and is the chosen…


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Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl by N. D. Wilson

Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl: A Wide-Eyed Wonder in God's Spoken World promises to be a book that you will never forget.  Starting the preface off with "What excuses can I possibly make for this book," N. D. Wilson does not prepare you for the unexpected journey that you embark upon, as each word from the pages of his book leaves a permanent imprint on both your mind and soul.

In the beginning, confusion comes to mind.  I couldn't quite predict the direction in which the book was headed.  I feel like Wilson tricked me with the preface.  I wasn't expecting to be so in touch with the world around me.  I wasn't expecting to appreciate the essence of the minuteness of both the largest and smallest creature.

This book silently pushes you into a world of deep thought.  I found myself starting to examine how grateful I was for the small things.  I honestly do believe that Wilson is probably the only author in the world, who can make you have a second thought about sq…

The Condor Song by Darryl Nyznyk

The Condor Song by Darryl Nyznyk is the best suspense novel that I have read in a LOOONNNGGG time! Nyznyk brings to life the legal world with the environmental world through a series of unexpected twists and turns. The main character, Sean Donovan, begins the riveting unpredictable story, as a dismal man, whose professional and personal life was snatched away from him by a colleague AND former friend, Richard Wolf. Through several unexpected events and deaths, Sean Donovan slowly begins to regain his life back, piece by piece.  Ironically, the condor bird, the largest flying land birds in the North America, gives him all of his life back, literally.

The Condor Song tricks the reader into getting lost in the battle between good and bad, between Sean and Richard, and between the Sierra Club and the Golden Company.  Even though evil appears to prevails, the ending of The Condor Song sweeps you off your feet.

Nyznyk not only wrote a wonderful book, but he rekindled a buried desired of mine…

Free Starbucks Drink and The Condor Song by Darryl Nyznyk

This combination of Starbucks and reading The Condor Song by Darryl Nyznyk is awesome ! 

The Condor Song by Darryl Nyznyk

This book has me on edge. I'm looking forward to finishing it. 

Change Your World in 71 Days by Tom Connellan

Recently, I read "Change Your World in 71 Days." My initial assumption about this book was definitely incorrect.  I assumed that this was a self-help book, where an expert was sharing advice, which was not something they had actually completed themselves.  Connellan discusses how applicable changing his world in 71 days, as well as how applicable it was for those he shared the information with at work and at home.  I really enjoyed this book because the advice was focused.  Connellan suggests changing one area of your life at one percent.  At first, hearing this suggestion sounds like growth will not actually be achieved. However,  one percent of a 71 day period actually adds up, and the growth is not only evident, but it is a way of life.  After finishing this book, I often find myself waking up and thinking "How can I improve by one percent today?"  This book is definitely a must-read.

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What book helped you through a tough time?

When I was going though my divorce, I started reading authors, whom I knew nothing about and discovered J. California Cooper. The book that helped me the most was "A Piece of Mine." Filled with life lessons, this book gives you a sense of peace in each short story and brings new and different light to your life experiences. Check out my review of the book. What book helped you through a tough time?

The Resilient Woman: Mastering the Steps to Personal Power

Broken into three significant parts, The Resilient Woman: Mastering the Steps to Personal Power enveloped the essence of the word, resilient. Having heard this word before and used mostly as a description of hard-working women, I have developed a new-found knowledge of the term, and it's application to my life.Written by Dr. Patricia O'Gorman, PhD., this book contains three parts. Part I and Part II identifies negative and positive aspects of resilience and includes seven steps toward conscious resilience. Part III provides steps to use resilience in your life.  Even though the introduction of the various real life situations were often confusing, this text can be useful in both the personal and professional lives of women. I read the book without completely using the journaling questions, but I can use the questions to create thought provoking writing marathons.