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…

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…

Daddy’s Curse: A Harrowing True Story of an Eight Year Old Girl Human Sex Trafficking and Organized Crime Survivor
Biographies & Memoirs , Reviews / February 13, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Daddy’s Curse –A Human Trafficking True Story That Will Change The Way You Think Have you ever experienced total despair? Yuna was just an eight year old girl when she experienced total devastation. Growing up in the Mongolian countryside, she wasn’t ready to face the darker side of the world. And yet she had to. After she was kidnapped by an organized crime gang, Yuna had to overcome her fears at a young age and start taking care of herself. She tried to escape from slavery, but everybody that she encountered wanted to take advantage of her. Yuna and other girls just like her were constantly abused, beaten, raped and sold as sex slaves. Human trafficking is the worst kind of humiliation, especially for a young woman. She tried to escape and find freedom, but it wasn’t easy. In this emotional and heart-shattering true story, author Luke G. Dahl will let you behind the curtains of sex trafficking gangs and into the soul of abused women, who try to glue the broken pieces of their soul together, in order to survive. By understanding what they have had to endure, you can find a new perspective and respect…

Can’t Sit: Living with a Sitting Disability

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Everyone sits. But what happens when even that simple action is enough to cause severe back pain? Despite the simplistic name, getting diagnosed with a sitting disability means your life is about to get much, much more complicated. When every bend and turn means suffering, even the most ordinary of events ends up a challenge. Long car, train, and plane rides are excruciating. Even sitting a table for the length of a meal is unthinkable. Forget about going to the movies unless you plan to stand in the back. And at the office, while everyone else relaxes at their desks, you’re forced to remain upright in your cubicle for eight long hours. In Can’t Sit: Living with a Sitting Disability , author Rick Lunkenheimer chronicles his journey with a sitting disability and all the inconveniences and pains it presents. Starting from his initial spikes of minor back pain to a life living with what has only recently been labeled a disability, Lunkenheimer takes us through the myriad of doctors’ visits, misdiagnoses, rehabilitations, and even one major back surgery that follow. Can’t Sit reveals just how awkward such a condition can make any social situation, not to mention…

Balancing Pattie Howard: The Early Years (A Bioseries Book 1)
Biographies & Memoirs , Reviews / January 26, 2018

  BOOK DESCRIPTION From the projects of Cleveland Ohio to traveling and performing around the world with artist such as Whitney Houston, Andrae and Sandra Crouch, Michael Jackson, Madonna and many others, Balancing Pattie Howard is a unique autobiography book series covering the life of Pattie Howard. Fueled by faith, Pattie’s story takes you on a ride that is exhilarating and filled with love and hope as her personal 3 ft. from stardom story unfolds. Overcoming seemingly impossible odds, Pattie’s journey exemplifies what can be accomplished in the human experience against life altering obstacles. The story takes a comedic approach coupled with words of wisdom and scriptural references that were the foundation for the success in this sometimes tragic yet delightful real life story. A must read!   REVIEWS Brilliant! By Michelle D. Clayton December 21, 2017 (Amazon) Looking forward to the next volume! Great reading this tragic but beautifully told story. Very moving and spiritually encouraging. Great!  

Blue Lives Matter – In the Line of Duty
Biographies & Memoirs , Reviews / December 13, 2017

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Blue Lives Matter is a book that explores the line-of-duty deaths suffered by the law enforcement “”blue”” family. This book examines the deaths of eight police officers and one police canine in Los Angeles County. The chapters portray the fallen officers and the canine as true heroes who each made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their community. The cases include the murder of two officers solved over 40 years later; an officer murdered in front of his young son; two officers kidnapped and taken to an onion field where one officer is executed; an undercover officer murdered during a multi-million dollar drug transaction; an off-duty officer murdered by two gang members while riding his bicycle; and a cop-killer who fled to Mexico to avoid prosecution. Co-authors Steve Cooley and Bob Schirn discuss each case in detail. Each chapter discusses the incident that cost the officer his life. The court proceedings are reviewed, including victim impact testimony of the effect of the officer’s death on family members and fellow officers. A Lessons Learned segment in each chapter is designed to increase officer safety and awareness of dangerous situations. Steve Cooley is a career prosecutor who served three…

Protector: Recovering Memories

  BOOK DESCRIPTION Annamaria used to be a normal girl until a recurring dream almost drove her insane. Every night, she dreamed about her lost brother who was living in another city and whom she or her family never met. One day, when things seemed to be on the verge of getting out of control, she decided to seek help with a psychotherapist through a regressive hypnosis session. Her life changed forever. During the session, not only did Anna found out she actually had a brother, who was later tracked down by her family, but with the door of her subconscious mind and her present reality being left open by the therapist, she just kept going deeper and deeper, finding out more and more about her past lives. A prince, a slave, a father, a son, a prostitute, a soldier, a mother, and many more: Anna lived them all in her past lives. Having this gift and curse at the same time almost killed her until she decided to put them on paper. That’s when her health and her life changed for the better. Writing actually started to give her life a meaning, she was determined to show her discoveries…

A Moment Of Belief: A True Story

BOOK DESCRIPTION A powerful memoir of overcoming the limitations of disability and emotional suffering by developing the tools for the ultimate journey of transformative healing, self-discovery and love. In this moving and powerful memoir, Farooq Shah recounts his painful journey of healing and discovery that illustrates the positive and transformative power of self-love and love of others. Shah’s own father viewed his son as his personal failure. His father’s repeated abusive words combined with his time spent in hospitals, led Shah to internalize that sense of worthlessness and grow into the embodiment of shame, guilt and anger. A wake-up call arrived in the form of a near-death experience. While recovering from a severe neck injury, Shah awakened to the power of choice in his life and that he was indeed not only worth of love, but was loved. By choosing to make himself vulnerable and open to the power of love, he has been able to truly transform his life into a positive force. By sharing his incredible journey, Shah seeks to awaken the power of choice and love in the lives of his readers.   REVIEW A Moment Of Belief: A True Story by author Farooq A. Shah isn’t…

A Grieving Mother
Biographies & Memoirs , Reviews / October 17, 2017

BOOK DESCRIPTION Many people lose loved ones daily due to various reasons. And each loss proves to be extremely difficult for those left behind to grieve! I express my dearest sympathy to you all. Unfortunately, many of those lost die due to senseless violence, and this can add to the hurt and pain tied to the loss. This is my story—of how I lost both of my sons due to such senseless violence, how I grieved, and how I began to heal. Join me on this journey as my story may connect with your story, and we can continue the journey of healing together! If not for you, then bless someone else that you may know is mourning the loss of a child and may be in need of additional encouragement on this journey to healing! REVIEWS Reviewed by Barbara Carter via Facebook (5-star rating awarded by Emerald Book Reviews) I read your entire book early this morning (6 am -7:30 am). Your book is utmost inspiring and rather soul-searching. I say it’s soul-searching because you helped me to realize and to understand so deeply and exactly what one goes through from the loss of a child. It’s simply unimaginable. Your…

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