Luke’s Dragon (Dreamland Book 1)
Childrens Books , Reviews / March 22, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Have you ever been so afraid of something that the only way to stay sane was to find an escape, even if the only escape is a dream? That’s how ten year old Luke deals with his fear of storms. His dreams are vivid and fun and usually consist of dragons and wizards. Then one morning he wakes ups with what he thought was his toy dragon to find Gage is no longer a stuffed toy but a real dragon. One with a dangerous secret! Why must Luke get Gage back to dreamland before the full moon? Does Luke really want Gage to return to Dreamland? Join Luke Andrews on his first adventure to Dreamland ad help him convince an army of dragons and an evil wizard to help him get his friend back to where he belongs. Before it’s too late.   REVIEW A wonderful story By Piaras on 22 March, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Author Cathy Boyd writes in a wonderful style that guarantees the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely read to share with them. I read it…

Tikkunim: (Corrections)
Reviews , Social Sciences / March 15, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION After the success of his spiritual memoir, The Egotist, Jesse Bogner used his tools of perception to write articles about the climate of the world. This compilation is more than merely the sum of its parts. It’s a journey through the mind of someone’s spiritual transformation commenting on the corporeal plane of existence. From Trump, to anti-Semitism, to Israel, Bogner uses the issues of his time to express the hidden nature of reality. In Bogner’s words: I began writing articles about politics and the spiritual roots of a world in crisis. A world of contradictions that reveals the flawed development of man using rational systems. These rational systems that cannot cope with an irrational world and the seemingly irrational nature of the creatures that inhabit it. It began as supplemental work to the novel I was working on, before becoming an obsession, a calling from above. The more I explored political tropes, the more my perception changed. The earth is crying out for its correction and Kabbalah is its remedy. Kabbalah is the method to reveal “the world to come” in one’s lifetime. A tool that connects the corporeal world to the spiritual plane that contains a…

The Ghost Years
Fiction , Reviews / March 11, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Sometimes our simplest wishes can be the most difficult to attain. The Ghost Years is brutally honest and jarring, from it’s immersive beginning right through to it’s startling, unpredictable conclusion. It’s a young man’s attempt to pick up the pieces and start over only to be presented with greater obstacles than he could ever have envisioned. He is taken to unimaginable and devastating places, both physically and mentally. How much control does he really have over his fate? The Ghost Years goes deep beneath the surface through unflinching plot twists and hauntingly poetic prose.   REVIEW A Masterclass in Storytelling  By Piaras on 11 March, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Author Mutch Katsonga weaves an outstanding and noteworthy tale of drug addiction and homelessness, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a compelling story of despair and hope in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a relatively fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last. The emotion is accomplished in the delivery of exciting and titillating prose. From wildish…

Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress
Biographies & Memoirs , Reviews / March 10, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION You’re a 15-year-old schoolgirl who has big dreams of becoming a pop star, and then one day you get your lucky break. Polydor records sends you to Copenhagen to make pop music – to make you a recording artist. You get back home and your future is looking brighter than ever – until the High Court writ hits the door mat – you’ve fallen out with your management and they have decided to sue. No, this isn’t a dream, this is now Vicky Nolan’s reality and fast becoming a nightmare, and all while still at school at the sweet age of sixteen. Read about the trial, the family, Hollywood, London town, the glamour, the dog (eh?) and most importantly, the music. Curiouser and curiouser? We always talk about ‘making it’ and fulfilling your dreams. The question is, what if you don’t? What happens next? Ultimately, this book speaks about life and family; its hopes and disappointments, Its ups and downs. Scrapbook of an Unfound Songstress is in some way a story that speaks to us all, because in the end, the best stories are always true. “I’m living my life as consequence of yesterday. And all of…

Children’s book: Nils Cuts His Nails – The Scissors Game: (Nursery Rhymes adventure full of imagination)
Childrens Books , Reviews / March 9, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Daddy Thumb says, “Let’s give it a try”, And Mommy Index swears, “No more shall I cry.” She lines up the fingers, all in a row, And suddenly brave, she says “Let’s go.” “Nils cut his nails” is a story-game, for kids and parents alike. Trimming time can be a struggle for many parents but for Nils & his mom it is an adventure full of imagination. It is a game in which the parents and children can be partners, add and invent feelings, voices and expressions of their own, or simply sail with Nils and his mom from beginning to the end, including a pause to chop your children’s nails. Enjoy the story with its colorful illustrations.   REVIEW A delightful book for parents and young readers By Piaras on March 8, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) Author Nurit Zvolon writes in a wonderful rhyming style that guarantees the attention of young minds. If you ever wanted to bond even more with your children or grandchildren, this would be a lovely read to share with them. I read it with my grandkids and they loved not only the story, but also the illustrations (by Rotem Lots-Zaiden). I…

Pause;: Forging a Strong Mind During Wavering Times
Fiction , Reviews / March 7, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION In this irresistible compilation of short stories, Jan Per writes 27 stories of women who were pushed to their limit in different circumstances, using the events of their lives to illuminate ours. Considering – and celebrating – everything from family, marriage, motherhood, travel, friendship, and all the strength that hardship brings, Jan Per says for us here what we wish we could have said ourselves. Jan Per uses stories of women to explore what matters to most of them at different ages and stages.   REVIEWS Very inspiring stories. By Mandy Bruce March 1, 2018 (Amazon) This book contains a lot of wisdom and inspiration, particularly pertinent to women. Many beautifully written stories that captivate the reader from the first words. I highly recommend it.  

WOWF, nyaaargh, ker-BINGG!
Comedy , Fiction , Reviews / March 7, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION How do you make your own aquarium pet using a dried pig’s ear and bodybuilder’s protein shake? Was St. Pestival a vegetarian? Can you fly a Mercedes-Benz? Who was Baboonistotle? The answers to all these questions and many more await you in ‘WOWF, nyaaargh, ker-BING!’, the first collection of correspondence between Richard Bhindi-Carstairs and an unsuspecting world. Part-time Cumbrian beetle supremo, music promoter and P.A. to the CEO of one of Silicon Valley’s largest Tech giants, Bhindi-Carstairs allegedly also runs a small engineering firm in Gloucestershire. He devotes his time to setting up crackpot business projects with foreign partners, pestering television companies with ideas for new series and generally making a nuisance of himself via email, letter and commercial ‘online chat’ facilities. Born in Mumbai to a Canadian father and Indian mother, at the age of 53 Bhindi-Carstairs is a co-founder of the Tewkesbury branch of the Hmenji-na-Boku Association and owns the fourth-largest collection of Belgian yoghurt-pot lids in the UK.   REVIEWS Highly recommended! By Piaras on 9 March 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews) In a field crowded with disappointing books, what a pleasure it was to read WOWF, nyaaargh, ker-BINGG! by Richard Bhindi-Carstairs and be introduced…

Model Confusion: A Guide to Models Used by Business Analysts (Carnsa Development Series)
Fiction , Reviews / March 6, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Perhaps you just want to get an idea of the deliverables which a business analyst (BA) might use in a project? Perhaps you want a quick overview in your lunch break or daily commute? This is the first short semi-fictional story from the Carnsa Development Series, starring Claudia Carnsa, an enthusiastic business analyst. Spoiler alert: models are not exclusive to the business analyst role. This book introduces popular models which a BA may use to support a project or business. In this story Claudia must select and explain BA models to an audience with a very short attention span. The idea is that you will get enough detail to be comfortable if you encounter them in the future by using examples you can relate to.     ABOUT THE AUTHOR Chris Lewis is an experienced business analyst who tries to keep up with the latest tools and techniques. Chris has a variety of technology experience and qualifications, which include business analysis, Agile methodology and project management. Chris attempts to support and share best practice in a fun and relatable way.

The Woman Who Came Home: Walking back into my life
Biographies & Memoirs , Reviews , Self Help / February 26, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Forty-year-old Penny de Villiers takes a pilgrimage that brings her back home. When Penny faces the prospect of a second failed marriage, she’s pregnant and desperate for a way out. However, she dedicates herself to the marriage, hoping for a miraculous change so as to avoid another divorce. But eight years later she crosses the courts for a second time. Divorced with two children, Penny heads to Cape Town to start over. She starts dating Tony and all of her fears are reflected in this relationship. Not feeling like she’s good enough, she keeps love, life, and Tony at arm’s length. After her best friend commits suicide, Penny breaks down, but the tragedies are not over. Ultimately, Penny must face her greatest demon: herself. She takes a pilgrimage, but after traveling across the world for truth, Penny discovers that it is the journey home to her own heart that demands the greatest courage. She describes it with poignant honesty. It leads her to understand that she had the answers within her all along—right at home. She shows us the way to a new peace and joy.   REVIEW   An intimate, powerful, and inspiring memoir By Piaras…

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