Yasmin’s Beginning (Dreamworld Book 1)
Fantasy , Review / April 12, 2019

  Sometimes the love of your life could be your worst nightmare Yasmin had a very vivid dream about her prince charming. She knew exactly who he was, could describe his “shining armor” and could picture her life with him in detail. When her dream came true and David walked straight into her classroom, she was sure that this is the beginning of her very own “happily ever after” story, but to her dismay, strange and scary things started to happen soon after. Confused and frightened, Yasmin tries to figure out what David has to do with all this, before it’s too late.   REVIEW In recognition of a talented young author who sadly passed away. Forty-some years ago my uncle gave me a science fiction anthology. It was a thick red hardback that I read from cover to cover. It inspired a lifelong love of the genre. The stories in that book made me think outside the box. They filled me with awe for the imagination it took to write them. That book still remains in my collection today. The title is OMNIBUS OF SCIENCE FICTION, edited by Groff Conklin, a well-known and prolific editor of the genre. It…

Will of a Tiger by Iris Yang
Historical fiction , Review / April 11, 2019

  Sworn brothers—one American, one Chinese—captured, imprisoned, tortured. Survival is just the beginning of the battle… In 1942, Birch Bai, a Chinese pilot, and Danny Hardy, a downed American pilot, become sworn brothers and best friends. In the summer of 1945, both airmen’s planes go down in Yunnan Province of China during one of many daring missions. They are captured, imprisoned, and tortured by the Japanese for information about the atomic bomb. Just days before the end of WWII, Danny makes an irrevocable decision to save Birch’s life. For Birch, surviving the war is only the beginning of the battle. He must deal with the dreadful reality in China—the civil war, the separation of the country, the death of one friend in the Communist-controlled Mainland and another under the Nationalist government, and his wrongful imprisonment in Taiwan. From Chungking to Yunnan, and from Taiwan to San Francisco, the sequel to Wings of a Flying Tiger takes readers along on an epic journey.   REVIEW   A must-read for those who love historical fiction. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews In this sequel to ‘Wings of a Flying Tiger’ author Iris Yang weaves another well-crafted historical fiction. Skillfully constructed,…

Wings of a Flying Tiger By Iris Yang
Historical fiction , Review / April 9, 2019

  World War Two, Japanese occupied China. One cousin’s courage, another’s determination to help a wounded American pilot. In the summer of 1942, Danny Hardy bails out of his fighter plane into a remote region of western China. With multiple injuries, malaria, and Japanese troops searching for him, the American pilot’s odds of survival are slim. Jasmine Bai, an art student who has been saved by Americans during the notorious Nanking Massacre, seems an unlikely heroine to rescue the wounded Flying Tiger. Daisy Bai, Jasmine’s younger cousin, also falls in love with the courageous American. With the help of Daisy’s brother, an entire village opens its arms to heal a Flying Tiger with injured wings, but as a result of their charity the serenity of their community is forever shattered. Love, sacrifice, kindness, and bravery all play a part in this heroic tale that takes place during one of the darkest hours of Chinese history.   REVIEW   A well-crafted historical fiction with a distinctly cinematic feel to it. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel, with brilliantly drawn characters driven by…

A Means to an End (A gripping emotional page-turner with a twist you’ll never see coming)

  Raymond had known hardship from a very early age. He witnessed his mother’s suicide and his father’s alcoholism. Throughout his teenage years he had suffered pain and neglect and swore to make something of himself – whatever the cost. Driven by ruthless ambition and a passion for cooking almost as strong as his passion for women, he became a chef. But he wanted more. Diane, a girl he met at a nightclub, seemed the answer to his prayers. But he didn’t account for Madge, her mum. No one was good enough for her beautiful little girl. And she would stop at nothing to get rid of him. How could he win her over? And how far would he go to satisfy his ambition and greed? A tale of love, loss, lust, about what people will do to satisfy their needs, and how it can make or break them.   REVIEW Vividly drawn characters driven by intoxicating and dangerous desires. Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews A Means to an End by Peter Martin is a wonderfully written and richly descriptive novel, with brilliantly drawn characters driven by love, loss and lust. The author weaves a well-crafted…

Awaken Your Love Life: How to revive your relationship and fall in-love AGAIN with your partner
Review , Self-Help / April 3, 2019

  How to revive your relationship and fall in-love AGAIN with your partner A unique and practical guide that will enable you to improve your marriage and turn it into a vibrant and fulfilling relationship, like it used to be! Dr. Orit Arbel shares her knowledge and experience and gives six essential tools to be used by partners, so they can go back to feeling love, be happy, get past old arguments and re-dance the “couples dance”. These tools will teach you new and exciting strategies for making your relationship work: 1. The Art of Matching Needs and Expectations in Couples 2. Similarities and Differences: How did the prince of my dreams become a frog overnight? 3. Compassionate Communication 4. The Power of Forgiveness 5. The Dance of Intimacy and Adaptation 6. The 13 Keys of Partnership Success Dr. Arbel has been a couple’s therapist for the past 30 years and has developed an extremely fast and efficient model called The Marathon Method, which has been accepted by the World Congress Library in Washington as an international counseling method. This method enables the process of counseling couples and individuals to be shortened, by identifying the source of the problem, understand…

Talamk an Eisc: Nordic Landing: Book One of the Celtic Rings Series

  One thousand years ago, Norsemen sailed across the Atlantic from the Emerald Isle in search of new lands. They found Talemk an Eisc, rich in timber and farmland. But war with the native population raged for thirty years. Now a fragile truce has been put in place, but forces are seeking to reignite the conflict, and a killer stalks the land. Now four very different people – a Farmer, a Merchant, a Warrior and a Thief – must work together the preserve the peace. But how can they, when no one trusts the other? Based on a historical account of Vikings traveling to Newfoundland, this tale features fantasy, adventure, suspense, and plenty of action!   REVIEW A well-crafted action-packed adventure! Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author K.D. Carter weaves a well-crafted historical fantasy. The story had every element a good story should have. A solid and captivating plot, attention to detail, but best of all fleshed out, well-written and well-rounded character development. There’s plenty of imagery in the writing style that makes you feel like you are right there in the story, and that’s something I really look for in a good book. The book…

Magical Bedtime Stories: A Collection of Short Stories & Poems for Children

  SYNOPSIS An exquisitely crafted book of short stories and rhyming verse tailored to kids and adult children alike, “Magical Bedtime Stories” serves as a whimsical literary lullaby for the dreamer to-be. These short stories and poems by Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth are an enjoyable and entertaining collection that will bring a smile to the faces of readers. The stories are fascinating and imaginative, and each one entertains and conveys insightful and thoughtful messages. Through lulling rhymes, melodious stanzas, and pleasant themes, the reader or listener is gently catapulted across the stars into lady moon’s soothing embrace until they are sound asleep. With this wonderful collection by your or your child’s bedside, sweet dreams will become a nightly reality and the word “bedtime” will inevitably bring anticipation.       REVIEW Grady Harp |Top Contributor: Children’s Books |HALL OF FAME |TOP 100 REVIEWER ‘One of the virtues of being very young is that you don’t let the facts get in the way of your imagination.’ ~ Sam Levenson Irish author and poet Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth earned a Higher Diploma in General Counseling Skills, a diploma in Psychology, Mental Health and Mental Illness, and Mental Health Studies – Suicide, Violent Behavior, Substance…

The Death Doll

  BOOK SYNOPSIS In the summer of 1692, the infamous Salem witch trials were underway in Massachusetts Colony, North America. Meanwhile, a new Governor was appointed over New Hampshire colony, but his only interest was the land he felt entitled to. Citizens of Durham, New Hampshire, were losing property they’d farmed for years. It was a dangerous time to come to the Colonies, but Kate Tremont had no choice. Having lost her father and her home in Kingston, Jamaica, she sailed to Durham, New Hampshire to stay with her only living relative – William Stoddard, a farmer and devout Puritan. William demands obedience and conformity if Kate wants to stay, but that’s not the worst of it. Kate finds that enemies are easier to make than friends when she gives a doll to a child. When her act of kindness is twisted and used against her, Kate learns that evil happens when good people get angry!   REVIEW   A well-crafted historical fiction Reviewed By Piaras O Cionnaoith for Emerald Book Reviews Author K.D. Carter weaves a well-crafted historical fiction, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The story unfolds in small…

Mediterranean diet for beginners: 55+ Easy Healthy Recipes for Natural Weight Loss
Fitness & Dieting , Health , Review / March 13, 2019

  Are you tired of excessive weight gain? Do you want to adapt to an efficient diet plan that makes you lose your weight? Do you wish to master cooking and serve yourself and your loved ones with the most finger licking recipes and quickly? All these questions have a single answer, and we are going to break it down for you effectively. Just turn over a few more pages and change your lifestyle! This book, which is based on Mediterranean Diet for Beginners, is specially devised for people of every physical and medical shape! Our books have changed the course of life for thousands out there, and we will make diet plans guaranteed to provide you with a healthy and nourished lifestyle. Mediterranean Diet is one of the Best Ways to Get Healthy. Here are the Reasons Why:   Preserve Memory Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Complications Bone Strengthening Anti-Depression Prevents Cancer Fresh Food You Can Eat Bread, Pasta and Have Some Wine You Won’t Be Hungry You Can Lose Weight Desserts are not Forbidden In this cookbook, we provide you with recipes based on the Mediterranean Diet with the easiest to understand instructions for preparation. We have devised and written this book…

Peaceful Night Poetry: Sleep-inducing Picture Poetry Book for Children Aged 3-103
Children's Books , Poetry , Review , Shorter Reads / March 12, 2019

  An exquisitely crafted book of short stories and rhyming verse tailored to kids and adult children alike, “Peaceful Night Poetry” serves as a whimsical literary lullaby for the dreamer to-be. These short stories and poems by Píaras Ó Cíonnaoíth are an enjoyable and entertaining collection that will bring a smile to the faces of readers. The stories are fascinating and imaginative, and each one entertains and conveys insightful and thoughtful messages. Through lulling rhymes, melodious stanzas, and pleasant themes, the reader or listener is gently catapulted across the stars into lady moon’s soothing embrace until they are sound asleep. With this wonderful collection by your or your child’s bedside, sweet dreams will become a nightly reality and the word “bedtime” will inevitably bring anticipation. REVIEWS Robin Leigh Morgan (Top Contributor: True Crime Books) (TOP 1000 REVIEWER) LULL YOUR CHILD TO SLEEP WITH SOME SWEET POETIC STORIES I don’t what it is about children and reading books which happen to rhyme but books which do happen to be quite enticing to its young readers. If there’s any doubt look at those children’s books written by Dr. Seuss, for as a young child I couldn’t stop reading books, borrowed from the…