Monday, June 20, 2022

Review of I Am One with the Universe

 I Am One with the Universe

by Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán


 

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GENRE: Children's

 

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This children's book teaches young readers to reflect on a simple yet profound message: We are all connected to everything we see and experience in this world. The essence of God is within each one of us and in everything we see, touch, feel, taste and dream about.

 

With rhyme and playful illustrations, I Am One with the Universe will help children realize their unity with all things and that they are not separate from God or anyone else.

 

 

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Excerpt:

 

“I am one with the sun, way up high and shining bright.

I am one with the moon and stars in the dark and sacred night.”

 

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Review: How could parents, grandparents, teachers, and others explain an important but abstract concept to children? The lovely book, I am One with the Universe, comes to the rescue. 

 

This story is a positive, uplifting one to help young ones realize that we are all connected, how everything is linked, and how this is a good thing that enhances life. The illustrations are bright and cheery and fun to look at. They accompany the poetic words and complement them nicely.

 

The tale is short but to the point and clear. Why not have a look and give yourself and children a smile?

 

 

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:


 

Having decided to change careers as professional dance instructors and competitors, Kyra and Dayán completed a yoga teacher training and strategic intervention life-coaching certification and together embarked on the journey of self-discovery by following a calling from deep inside their hearts.

 

Inspired by the messages from numerous teachers of spirituality and personal growth, plus their love for children, Kyra & Dayán have made it one of their life purposes to translate the teachings they have learned throughout their evolution into children’s books, so the younger generations can benefit early on in their lives from the wisdom of those who have passed before them. Together they founded Feeling Good Books, with the intention to empower, inspire and provide children with tools that will help them navigate through life. They share a desire to contribute to the growth and well-being of each child and parent out there.

 

Kyra and Dayán live in Montreal, Canada, with their five children.

 

ABOUT FEELING GOOD BOOKS

 

Feeling Good Books is all about empowering the divine within each child through meaningful messages found in each book and providing tools that will help children navigate through life. We love children, and children’s books! As parents ourselves, we are passionate about books that will help create a better world for the next generations.

 

Our mission is to spread awareness about the inner knowing and inner wisdom we all possess since birth. Through each book we invite these inner powers to come forth and flourish into being. We believe by teaching our children early on the fundamental truth about life, it will help them to have a brighter and more positive journey.

 

We invite you to check out every page on this website and begin seeing the world in a different light.

 

Sending ‘feeling good’ vibes your way!

 

WEBSITE - Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán – Authors (feelinggoodbooks.com)

 

FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/feelinggoodbooks/

 

INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/feelinggoodbookseries/

 

GOODREADS - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/22235624.Kyra_Kalweit 

 

PURCHASE LINKS                

 

AMAZON.COM - https://amazon.com/dp/0228856248 

 

AMAZON.CA - https://amazon.ca/dp/0228856248 

 

AMAZON KINDLE - https://amazon.com/dp/B09S8B2JP2 

 

INDIGO CHAPTERS - https://www.chapters.indigo.ca/en-ca/books/i-am-one-with-the/9780228856245-item.html

 

BARNES & NOBLE - https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/i-am-one-with-the-universe-kyra-kalweit/1140998693

 

BOOK DEPOSITORY - https://www.bookdepository.com/I-Am-One-with-the-Universe-Kyra-Kalweit-Dayan-Mantecon-Roldan/9780228856245

 

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Welcome Eliana Tobias

 When We Return 


by Eliana Tobias

 

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GENRE:   historical fiction

 

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Who should be held responsible for public wrong? By 2008, it finally seems that the Peruvian government is ready to make amends to its citizens after the violent guerilla movement of the last three decades.


Otilia and Salvador, a mother and son torn apart during the conflict and separated for twenty years, are eager to have their pain and suffering acknowledged. But they hit a roadblock when the government denies responsibility in their legal case.


Things begin to look up however when Otilia meets Jerry, a kind man and the son of Jewish parents who escaped the Holocaust. Grappling with his own upbringing and the psychological struggled his parents endured, Jerry is just the person to empathize with Otilia's feelings. Together, Otilia, Jerry and Salvador must support one another through the turbulent journey that is healing from historical trauma. And through it, find the courage to rebuild their lives and open themselves to love and companionship.


Artfully weaving together different timelines and countries, this novel examines the nuanced topic of grief a community endures after a collective tragedy. In this exploration of the culture of remembrance following displacement and loss, we discover what happens when out past calls us back to what we must do to achieve justice and reconciliation when we return.

 

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Excerpt:

 

Salvador entered the prison gates, following an orderly line of elderly men carrying multiple plastic bags. When a person in the back started to yell, the advancing lineup came to a stop. Almost immediately a guard raised his baton and struck the unruly man to one side.

 

At the first security checkpoint, bags were opened for inspection. Since Salvador carried no package, he was told to move on. Next, he spread his legs wide for a pat-down. Up ahead, after showing his identity card, he was given a metal token with a printed number he’d have to return to the guards on his way out to account for his visit. Lastly, while shuffling along, he was asked to contribute a few coins for soft drinks for the guards. He reached into his pockets and found some money for drinks for the guards, which he dropped in a box at the end of the corridor.

 

In the prison yard, Salvador was keenly aware of the throng of people milling about. These places are jam-packed, he thought as he looked for his uncle in the crowd. Inmates talking to suited lawyers, visitors meeting up with family members, joggers getting exercise, and a group of men shooting hoops. Cooked meals, fruit, drinks, batteries, radios and clothes for sale were set up in stalls against decrepit walls. Long lineups of raucous men waited to use a few public phones that only accepted calling cards. Among the cacophony, supervising guards moved through, keeping an eye on the inmates while yelling into their megaphones.

 

Salvador noticed Tomas, drawn and frail, walking slowly toward him dragging his feet, his face grim. He seemed shorter than Salvador remembered him. It’d been years since they’d seen each other last, and the man had aged badly.

 

Tomas let out a deep breath, nodded, and pointed to a bench. Salvador checked out the courtyard, wrinkling his nose at the stench. Before Tomas rolled down his sleeves, Salvador noticed the naked female tattooed on his uncle’s forearm. Tomas pulled two cigarettes out of his stained pants pocket and held out one for Salvador.

 

“No Thanks, I don’t smoke.”

 

“So you found me, kid. How about that?” His voice was loud. He lit his cigarette with trembling hands. “How’s life?”

 

Salvador had no stomach for small talk. It was colder than usual for the end of March, and he wanted to be out of there as soon as he could.

 

Tomas coughed.”I’m stuck in this fucking place.”

 

“I’m here for only one reason,” Salvador said, staring him in the eyes. 

“Thought you’d be wearing your cop uniform.”

 

“Cut the crap,” Salvador snapped.

 

Tomas looked puzzled, his face carved with age.

 

Salvador removed a pad of paper and pen from the inside pocket of his light jacket.

 

“What the fuck is that for?” Tomas sneered.

 

“I need facts.”

 

“Say that again; I’m hard of hearing,” Tomas said leaning in.

 

“Since when?” Salvador looked at Tomas doubtfully.

 

“Be nice. Remember that I took you in when you were an orphan - when your mother and father left you alone. You were just a grimy little beggar. Now it’s your turn to take care of me- get me out of this nightmare.”



 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Eliana Tobias was born in Santiago, Chile, to immigrant parents who escaped

the Holocaust. She graduated from the University of Chile then completed

other degrees in early childhood and special education in the United States and

Canada. After working in this field in various capacities, including teaching at

the National University of Trujillo in Peru, she moved to Vancouver, where she

has lived for thirty years and where she discovered her love of writing. Her rich

experience of political turmoil, of listening to stories of the Holocaust when

Jewish communities in Europe were shattered, of losing family in Chile under

military dictatorship, and living in Peru during a time of intense civil conflict,

fueled her passion to write about the ways in which people caught in devastation

rebuild their lives. Eliana Tobias lives in Vancouver, B.C.

 

https://elianatobias.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16635485.Eliana_Tobias

http://www.twitter.com/TobiasElliana

 

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Welcome Loves GOD

 



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Enslaved by a system of its own creation, humankind desperately seeks to free itself from the Beast. Lacking the knowledge, having refused the truth, all hope is gone…or is it?

Examining our history from creation to the present, this book provides insight as to why we are where we are today. Using the Hebrew Scriptures as its guide, we are taken from the cause of our plight to the ultimate ending. Although the Hebrew Scriptures are used, this is not a book supporting any major religion. There are only a few people in the world today who actually follow and obey the WORD of God – YeHoVaH. Most of the world follows man made religious practices. This book explains how this came about and how the present day systems evolved. This book provides a means for hope for the world, something surely needed now and especially in the coming days.

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The failure of man to trust and obey the Commands of YeHoVaH resulted in the first of mankind being corrupt and filled with violence. To end this corruption, YeHoVaH flooded the entire world.

Genesis 6:17-22 “Then I myself will bring the flood of
water over the earth to destroy from under heaven every
living thing that breathes; everything on earth will be
destroyed. But I will establish My covenant with you; you
will come into the ark, you, your sons, your wife and your
sons’ wives with you. “From everything living, from each
kind of living being, you are to bring two into the ark, to
keep them alive with you; they are to be male and
female. Of each kind of bird, each kind of livestock, and
each kind of animal creeping on the ground, two are to
come to you, so that they can be kept alive. Also take from
all the kinds of food that are eaten, and collect it for
yourself; it is to be food for you and for them.” This is what
Noah did; he did all that God ordered him to do.”

And after Noah obeyed YeHoVaH and built the Ark and the animals were on it, the Flood came.

About the Author:
As a child in elementary school, only attending church on Easter, the author did not feel strange when getting down on their knees and praying to GOD. Entering high school, the pull to understand GOD became greater and greater. A study of various religious books began - the Bible, Islam, eastern religions and thoughts were all examined. After reading the Hebrew Bible and particularly Isaiah 56:7 - “I will bring them to my holy mountain and make them joyful in my house of prayer; their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar; for my house will be called a house of prayer for all peoples.”

The author determined that the GOD of the Hebrew Bible was in fact GOD. The author then began following the Hebrew traditions.

After earning an undergraduate degree from an Ivy League University and a law degree, the author began a successful law practice, joining the ranks of the millionaire’s club while living in Brentwood, CA near Beverly Hills. Life continued with marriage by a Rabbi and a family - until disaster hit. Business fell apart and bankruptcy left the author with nothing except faith in GOD which continued. A period of moving back and forth across the USA, 6 times in 8 years, finally resulted in settlement in the eastern USA. Upon finally deciding to stay in the east, one last trip was needed to the west by the author. During this trip, GOD brought an understanding to the author which changed everything and led to the writing of this book.

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Saturday, June 11, 2022

Welcome L.C.Conn

 Awakenings

by L. C. Conn

 

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GENRE:   Fantasy

 

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Many generations have passed since Carling first faced Chaos’ rage. With each incarnation, his desire to find and claim her gifts grows.

Claire is just like any other 17-year-old, or so she thought. No stranger to tragedy and heartache, she finds comfort in her great-uncle and guardian, and her best friend, Adam. Her life is settling into a happy peace. Until one night everything she knew and trusted is turned on its head.

Spirited away in the middle of the night and thrust into a world of family secrets and hidden magical abilities, Claire discovers she’s not just any teenager and she’s being hunted by her best friend’s father. Claire must learn to harness her awakening gifts before an ancient evil finds her.

Can she master her Abilities before Marcus finds her?

 

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Excerpt:

 

The footsteps had stopped. Claire tried to swallow. She had never known fear like this, not even when she had been told her parents had died and she wondered what was going to happen to her. Thoughts of her Uncle Geoff came into her head, and she wished she were home with him. It was at that moment she became aware of someone standing over her. When she pried her eyes open and looked, a dark figure loomed large, and she almost gave a cry of alarm.

 

The figure bent down, and a beam of light caught his features. Claire did not know what to make of what she saw. It was her uncle. He held out his hand to her, telling her to get up. She froze for a moment, her head spinning as she tried to make sense of it.

 

“Uncle Geoff?” Claire asked in a soft and confused voice.

 

“Come on, Kid. We don’t have all night.” He reached down and pulled her up into a standing position.

 

“We were told you were to take her to Mr Ryder immediately, Mr Brown,” Deep Voice said, shining his light on the girl.

 

“I am aware of that,” Geoff told him curtly. Then to Claire in a softer voice, he said, “I’m sorry, Kid.”

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


 

Loraine Conn grew up on the outskirts of Upper Hutt, New Zealand. Her backyard encompassed the surrounding farmland, river, hills, and mountains which she wandered with her brothers and fed her imagination. After discovering a love for writing in English class at the age of eight, she continued to write in secret. It was not until much later in life that Loraine turned what she thought was a hobby, and something fun to do, into her first completed novel. Now married, Loraine moved from New Zealand to Perth, Western Australia in 2008, and became a stay-at-home mum. While caring for her family and after battling breast cancer, a series was born from a kernel of a dream. Loraine has now published the seven book fantasy series, The One True Child Series, and also the stand-alone Realm of Dragons, Fight for the Crown. Both the series and book have been released with the American based indie publishing company Between the Lines Publishing, under their Liminal Books branch, using the pen name L.C. Conn. She continues her career with many more stories waiting in the wings to be released, and even more ideas to be written.

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EMAIL:              raindropc1970@gmail.com

FACEBOOK:     http://www.facebook.com/LCConn

TWITTER:         https://twitter.com/ConnLoraine

INSTAGRAM:   https://www.instagram.com/l.c.conn

WEB PAGE:     https://lcconnwriter.wordpress.com/  

Amazon buy link: https://www.amazon.com/Awakenings-One-True-Child-Book-ebook/dp/B09Z75WKMF/

 

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Saturday, June 4, 2022

Welcome Shannon O'Gorman




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Rose Hawthorne: The Irish Wanders follows Rose, a celebrity author in her early seventies, who dislikes the limelight but does like Hermes scarfs, round violet sunglasses, and old colonial hotels. One day, she receives a letter asking her to visit Newgrange, Ireland and discover something that has been hidden there for a thousand years.

She asks her granddaughter Samantha to accompany her, but she hadn’t expected her to continually post photos of their progress on her Instagram account. An encounter with an old love and an unexpected discovery leads Rose deeper into the past, where she finds she must make a hard decision about her future.

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Sam glanced at her grandmother’s well-lined face. It was flushed and her green eyes were shining. It was nice to see her so excited and not worrying about books or people following her around Toronto.

Rose turned to her large floral Louis Vuitton bag, snapped it open and reached her hand inside. “Let’s take a look, shall we.”

“This is so exciting!” said Sam peering inside.

“KNOCK. KNOCK.”

Sam gasped involuntarily, turned her gaze away from the bag and looked to her left. The guide from Newgrange was standing under an umbrella and banging on her window. What did she want? Had she realized that her grandmother had taken something?

It was a good thing the windows had fogged up a little; the woman couldn’t see inside very well. Rose snapped her bag shut, and Sam carefully rubbed her hand on the steamy window. A woman’s grim ruddy face and large nose pushed up against the window.

Sam rolled down the window a little. “Um, what can I do for you?” she asked stiffly, feeling the first stirring of panic start to bubble up down in the pit of her stomach.

“I was wondering if I could have a word with you,” the woman said.

Sam gulped and glanced at Rose, who gave her a look that said it wasn’t time to explain anything.

“About what?” Sam said to the woman cautiously.

“It’s about something that was found in Newgrange. I’m glad I caught you before you drove off.”

About the Author:
Shannon O’Gorman is a retired ESL teacher who has recently completed her second walk on the Camino de Santiago. She is currently training her dog to accompany her on a Camino one day. She lives in California with her husband and daughter when university is not in session.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Welcome Aissatou Balde and Diariatou Sow

 



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Diari doesn’t mind when Mommy goes into the city for work, because she and her little sister, Fatima, get to spend the whole day with Daddy.

From when the moon trades places with the sun until the sun trades places with the moon, daddies and daughters do everything together.

A day with Daddy means cooking, learning, dancing, and playing. After all, Daddy knows that with a little imagination, a sense of fun, and a lot of love, every part of a normal day can feel special!
About the Authors:
Aissatou Balde is the creative director and editor in chief of TalesandTurbans.com, a lifestyle brand sought after by all those looking for an authentic and positive representation of womanhood, motherhood, and family. Aissatou currently lives in Indiana with her husband, Alhassane, and her two daughters, Diari and Fatima.

It’s no surprise that six-year-old Diariatou Sow would become an author at such an early age. Diari is an avid reader, eager learner, and incredibly creative kid who loves learning new languages. When she is not dancing, drawing, playing with her little sister, or writing with her mom, she is hanging out with her dad, which is her favorite thing to do.

Nandi L. Fernandez is an illustrator, concept artist, and animator. While she grew up in Uganda, Zambia, and Liberia, her love for travel, art, and exploring different African cultures was nurtured. Nandi has worked as a concept artist and has illustrated educational materials and various children’s books. She currently resides in the United Kingdom.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Welcome Jeanette Watts

  

JANE AUSTEN LIED TO ME

by Jeanette Watts

 


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GENRE:  Romantic Comedy

 

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Dear Diary, 

 

In three years of college, there are seven times my life seemed to suddenly turn into a Jane Austen novel; seven times my life, instead of becoming a romance, turned into a made-for-TV drama.

 

 What am I doing wrong?

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


 

Jeanette Watts has written three Jane Austen-inpsired novels, two other works of historical fiction, stage melodramas, television commercials, and humorous essays for Kindle Vella.

 

When she is not writing, she is either dancing, sewing, or walking around in costume at a Renaissance festival talking in a funny accent and offering to find new ladies’ maids for everyone she finds in fashionably-ripped jeans.

 

 

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Website: https://www.JeanetteWatts.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JeanetteWattsAuthor

Twitter: @JAMLW_writer

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Instagram: @jeanetteamlwatts

TikTok: @jeanettewattsauthor

 

 

 

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Review of I Am One with the Universe

  I Am One with the Universe by Kyra Kalweit and Dayán Mantecón Roldán   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   GENRE : Children's   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~   BLURB:   T...