Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Shelter Me - 4 Stars - Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest

SHELTER ME intertwines the tribulations of young versus old, love verses dependency, good losses versus bad when two women are thrown into a friendship by events beyond their control. They teach each other to empower their own lives, leave the past behind and embrace their own new future. This novel explores polar-opposite traumas: widowhood, and spousal abuse - topics often explored singularly. Here the author tells of her characters' pain and grief and how they help each other onto the road to a stable life. Shelter Me should be required reading for all professionals who work with victims of domestic violence and their families. It will serve as an inspiration to those who suffer from such violence as well. Ethan S. Rofman, M.D. Associate Professor of Psychiatry Boston University School of Medicine "Shelter Me" is a riveting and honest account for women everywhere who have gone through the hell of domestic violence. Paula Darois-Verlicco, LPN

Monday, May 30, 2016

Angry Granny

Do you Think You Can Handle Angry Granny?

My son and I wrote this story based on bed time stories we use to make up together.  Together, we have brought Angry Granny to life and want to share her with the world.  


Hilarious adventures abound as Granny comes to live with her grandson and his parents. It is rarely an easy transition when aging parents and grandparents find they need to live with their children, and Angry Granny is no exception. But, on top of Granny's declining memory, she has lost her filter. So, be prepared because even though her grandson isn't used to hearing curse words Angry Granny is about to change that as she regularly let's the a-word fly. It's cute. It's funny. And, it's touching as the experience of having Angry Granny in the house will take you from laughing to saying "oh my" and right back to giggling again.  

Rob Alex and Boegley Alex co-wrote Angry Granny, but it all started when Daddy (Rob) started telling Angry Granny bedtime stories to Boegley. The laughter and giggles that poured forth from the bedroom could be heard all the way downstairs. After a few weeks and a long list of Angry Granny adventures, this father-son duo decided to share their knee slapping and sometimes shocking stories with the world. Get ready because these two will take you on quite a journey alongside Angry Granny, and they just may share more of Granny's adventures as time goes by.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Big Magic - Creative Living Beyond Fear

What I am reading right now!

Big Magic
Creative Living Beyond Fear

The instant #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestseller

Named a Hot Fall Read by USA Today, Vanity Fair, Newsday, O Magazine, the Seattle Times, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Mashable, Pop Sugar, and the San Antonio Express-NewsNamed a Best Book of the Year by Brainpickings and Book Riot

"A must read for anyone hoping to live a creative life... I dare you not to be inspired to be brave, to be free, and to be curious.” —PopSugar

From the worldwide bestselling author of Eat Pray Love: the path to the vibrant, fulfilling life you’ve dreamed of

Readers of all ages and walks of life have drawn inspiration and empowerment from Elizabeth Gilbert’s books for years. Now this beloved author digs deep into her own generative process to share her wisdom and unique perspective about creativity. With profound empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most love, and how to face down what we most fear. She discusses the attitudes, approaches, and habits we need in order to live our most creative lives. Balancing between soulful spirituality and cheerful pragmatism, Gilbert encourages us to uncover the “strange jewels” that are hidden within each of us. Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work,  embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Authors, Headtalker Should Be Part of Your Marketing Efforts

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Friday, May 27, 2016

We're All Damaged

Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street.
We’re All Damaged begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend’s wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn’t technically his. But before long he needs to go back to Omaha to say good-bye to his dying grandfather.
Back home, Andy is confronted with his past, which includes his ex, his ex’s new boyfriend, his right-wing talk-radio-host mother, his parents’ crumbling marriage, and his still-angry best friend.
As if these old problems weren’t enough, Andy encounters an entirely new complication: Daisy. She has fifteen tattoos, no job, and her own difficult past. But she claims she is the only person who can help Andy be happy again, if only she weren’t hiding a huge secret that will mess things up even more. Andy Carter needs a second chance at life, and Daisy—and the person Daisy pushes Andy to become—may be his last chance to set things right.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

The Butterfly Garden

Near an isolated mansion lies a beautiful garden.
In this garden grow luscious flowers, shady trees…and a collection of precious “butterflies”—young women who have been kidnapped and intricately tattooed to resemble their namesakes. Overseeing it all is the Gardener, a brutal, twisted man obsessed with capturing and preserving his lovely specimens.
When the garden is discovered, a survivor is brought in for questioning. FBI agents Victor Hanoverian and Brandon Eddison are tasked with piecing together one of the most stomach-churning cases of their careers. But the girl, known only as Maya, proves to be a puzzle herself.
As her story twists and turns, slowly shedding light on life in the Butterfly Garden, Maya reveals old grudges, new saviors, and horrific tales of a man who’d go to any length to hold beauty captive. But the more she shares, the more the agents have to wonder what she’s still hiding…

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Hustle Believe Receive

In Hustle Believe Receive, Sarah Centrella, author of the internationally popular blog Thoughts.Stories.Life., proves that anyone, no matter where they start from, can change their life, achieve success, and live their dream.

As a single mom living on food stamps, Sarah completely changed her life of poverty to enable her to live her dream in just eighteen months. Sarah discovered the tools to change her life after her husband abandoned her and their three small children in 2008. Her story has impacted hundreds of thousands worldwide, through her simple eight-step plan for achieving success known as the #HBRMethod.

The book features fifty-one inspiring stories of people who believe in Sarah’s message, each of whom she personally interviewed for this book. They include: NFL star running back, Jonathan Stewart; NBA power forward Anthony Tolliver; famed artist Victor Matthews; best-selling author Laura Munson; middle weight world boxing champion, Daniel Jacobs; CEO, Ryan Blair; and Morgan Stanley executive director Kimberley Hatchett, among many others. Hustle Believe Receive shows how these stories are connected, and how Sarah, a single mom from Oregon, manages to bring them all together in the most unlikely way.

Hustle Believe Receive contains true tales of how real people are living the impossible. This book answers the question of “How did they do that?” and, more importantly, how you can too.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Switching Time

One afternoon in 1989, Karen Overhill walks into psychiatrist Richard Baer’s office complaining of vague physical pains and depression. Odder still, she reveals that she’s suffering from a persistent memory problem. Routinely, she “loses” parts of her day, finding herself in places she doesn’t remember going to or being told about conversations she doesn’t remember having. Her problems are so pervasive that she often feels like an impersonator in her own life; she doesn’t recognize the people who call themselves her friends, and she can’t even remember being intimate with her own husband. 

Baer recognizes that Karen is on the verge of suicide and, while trying various medications to keep her alive, attempts to discover the root cause of her strange complaints. It’s the work of months, and then years, to gain Karen’s trust and learn the true extent of the trauma buried in her past. What she eventually reveals is nearly beyond belief, a narrative of a childhood spent grappling with unimaginable horror. How has Karen survived with even a tenuous grasp on sanity?

Then Baer receives an envelope in the mail. It’s marked with Karen’s return address but contains a letter from a little girl who writes that she’s seven years old and lives inside of Karen. Soon Baer receives letters from others claiming to be parts of Karen. Under hypnosis, these alternate Karen personalities reveal themselves in shocking variety and with undeniable traits—both physical and psychological. One “alter” is a young boy filled with frightening aggression; another an adult male who considers himself Karen’s protector; and a third a sassy flirt who seeks dominance over the others. It’s only by compartmentalizing her pain, guilt, and fear in this fashion—by “switching time” with alternate selves as the situation warrants—that Karen has been able to function since childhood.

Realizing that his patient represents an extreme case of multiple personality disorder, Baer faces the daunting task of creating a therapy that will make Karen whole again. Somehow, in fact, he must gain the trust of each of Karen’s seventeen “alters” and convince them of the necessity of their own annihilation.

As powerful as Sybil or The Three Faces of EveSwitching Time is the first complete account of such therapy to be told from the perspective of the treating physician, a stunningly devoted healer who worked selflessly for decades so that Karen could one day live as a single human being.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Onyx Webb - 5 Star Award Winner Authors Talk About It Contest

Delectably Creepy. Gripping. Fascinating. Get Entangled in Onyx Webb: An Addictive New Paranormal Suspense Series

Onyx Webb is a multi-genre mash-up that combines supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.

Onyx Webb is a ghost. Billionaire playboy Koda Mulvaney becomes obsessed with a girl he sees inside a mirror. Juniper Cole is on her way to the prom and... well, we don't want to spoil anything - we've probably told you too much already. How all these events are related is part of the mystery that is, Onyx Webb. 
The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera (think: American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. 
It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.

˃˃˃ Interested in Knowing More? Rose says...

"This story had danger, intrigue, love, betrayal, and a graphic novel sensibility that appealed to me, personally, on every level. Honestly, I couldn’t put it down, and my dismay at reaching the last page quickly turned to determination as I found my way to Amazon to download the second book. In conclusion, I can only say that as an author, I wish I’d written Onyx Webb, and give Richard Fenton and Andrea Waltz major kudos for a job extremely well done." - Rose Shababy, Author & Book Blogger

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Happiness of Pursuit

A remarkable book that will both guide and inspire, The Happiness of Pursuit reveals how anyone can bring meaning into their life by undertaking a quest.
When he set out to visit all of the planet’s countries by age thirty-five, compulsive goal seeker Chris Guillebeau never imagined that his journey’s biggest revelation would be how many people like himself exist – each pursuing a challenging quest.  And, interestingly, these quests aren’t just travel-oriented.  On the contrary, they’re as diverse as humanity itself.  Some involve exploration; others the pursuit of athletic or artistic excellence; still others a battle against injustice or poverty or threats to the environment.
Everywhere that Chris visited he found ordinary people working toward extraordinary goals, making daily down payments on their dream.  These “questers” included a suburban mom pursuing a wildly ambitious culinary project, a DJ producing the world’s largest symphony, a young widower completing the tasks his wife would never accomplish, and a teenager crossing an entire ocean alone - as well as a do-it-yourselfer tackling M.I.T.’s computer-science course, a nerd turning himself into real-life James Bond, and scores of others writing themselves into the record books. 
The more Chris spoke with these strivers, the more he began to appreciate the direct link between questing and long-term happiness -- how going after something in a methodical way enriches our lives -- and he was compelled to complete a comprehensive study of the phenomenon and extract the best advice.  In The Happiness of Pursuit he draws on interviews with hundreds of questers, revealing their secret motivations, their selection criteria, the role played by friends and family, their tricks for solving logistics, and the importance of documentation.
Equally fascinating is Chris’ examination of questing’s other side, including questers’ acute awareness of mortality, their struggle against monotony, and their wistful feelings once a quest has succeeded. What happens after the summit is climbed, the painting hung, the endurance record broken, the “at risk” community saved?  
A book that challenges each of us to take control – to make our lives be about something while at the same time remaining clear-eyed about the commitment -- The Happiness of Pursuit will inspire readers of every age and aspiration.  It’s a playbook for making your life count.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Homeport Journals

Fleeing New York City and an abusive partner, would-be writer Marc Nugent finds work at HomePort, the Provincetown mansion of Lola Staunton, a fabulously wealthy recluse. Aided by an attractive-but-unattainable artist and an all-too-available cross-dresser, Marc investigates accusations of rape and murder that have estranged Lola from a childhood friend for more than sixty years. Past and present converge when a long-lost journal reveals tales of infidelity, adultery, and passion that mirror the life Marc has recently abandoned. When his ex-lover arrives in search of revenge, Marc must confront his past, his notions of family, and his capacity for love. Evocative, funny and heartfelt, The HomePort Journals will be to Provincetown what Tales of the City is to San Francisco. - William J. Mann Author, The Men from the Boys series. A cockeyed, full-hearted Provincetown fantasia, The Homeport Journals combines history and romance with a dash of wit and a firm belief that in some magical places there is always a second chance- for love and for art. -Heidi Jon Schmidt Author, The House on Oyster Creek

Friday, May 20, 2016

Fall Equinox Canyonlands Nature Connection Retreat

Fall Equinox Canyonlands Nature Connection Retreat
With “Ranger Dave” Van Manen and Helene Van Manen

Sunday, September 18 through Friday, September 23, 2016
Canyonlands National Park, Needles District, Utah

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Angry Granny - The Children's Book You Must Read

Hilarious adventures abound as Granny comes to live with her grandson and his parents. It is rarely an easy transition when aging parents and grandparents find they need to live with their children, and Angry Granny is no exception. But, on top of Granny's declining memory, she has lost her filter. So, be prepared because even though her grandson isn't used to hearing curse words Angry Granny is about to change that as she regularly let's the a-word fly. It's cute. It's funny. And, it's touching as the experience of having Angry Granny in the house will take you from laughing to saying "oh my" and right back to giggling again.  

Rob Alex and Boegley Alex co-wrote Angry Granny, but it all started when Daddy (Rob) started telling Angry Granny bedtime stories to Boegley. The laughter and giggles that poured forth from the bedroom could be heard all the way downstairs. After a few weeks and a long list of Angry Granny adventures, this father-son duo decided to share their knee slapping and sometimes shocking stories with the world. Get ready because these two will take you on quite a journey alongside Angry Granny, and they just may share more of Granny's adventures as time goes by.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The 5 Love Languages

Simple ideas, lasting love
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?
In the #1 New York Times bestseller  The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today.
The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. 
Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bloodline - Star Wars

When the Rebellion defeated the Empire in the skies above Endor, Leia Organa believed it was the beginning to a lasting peace. But after decades of vicious infighting and partisan gridlock in the New Republic Senate, that hope seems like a distant memory.
Now a respected senator, Leia must grapple with the dangers that threaten to cripple the fledgling democracy—from both within and without. Underworld kingpins, treacherous politicians, and Imperial loyalists are sowing chaos in the galaxy. Desperate to take action, senators are calling for the election of a First Senator. It is their hope that this influential post will bring strong leadership to a divided galaxy. 
As the daughter of Darth Vader, Leia faces with distrust the prospect of any one person holding such a powerful position—even when supporters suggest Leia herself for the job. But a new enemy may make this path Leia’s only option. For at the edges of the galaxy, a mysterious threat is growing. . . .

Monday, May 16, 2016

Control ALT Delete (Hashtag Magic) - 4 Star Award / Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest

4 Stars
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J. Steven Young
Magic is growing in the world and Colby Stevens is beginning to find that there are those around him who wish to use his connection to the source for their own ends.
Although Colby has Hashtag Magic, he still has issues with self-doubt and emotional baggage that prevents him from reaching his full potential. Without a firm grasp on his natural gifts and the rules of magic, Colby has to rely on his magic app. But now that app has become unstable and he is forced to adapt, developing a new side to his natural gift.
Current bonds of friendship and loyalty are tested, while new ones form in the most unexpected people. Colby and his friends finally take the first step in discovering where magic comes from and why they are so special, but the evil forces are growing stronger and more bold.
While tracing the source of the blue screen of death, the kids discover a connection that is close to home. If they are to prevail, Colby must face a deeper side of himself and learn who to trust and who is the enemy. With a new source of answers held within a magical journal and the growing powers inside him, Colby follows the path his father left behind. A path that Colby must follow if he wishes to find and rescue his long-missing father.
Stories change over the eons. Truth wraps itself in myth and legend until there is no definitive line between what is real and what is fantasy. The truths that are believed by one could be the lies spread by another for their own benefit. Man’s history was mottled. That included everything that he was taught from school, his parents, even the bible. It was all written by men and form uninformed biased points of view. The truth was likely so blinding, that none would dare chance to see it for what it was. Colby knew one thing for certain, He needed to seek the truth for himself.
First he must face the enemy…

Authors Talk About It Review
The Hashtag Magic series by J. Steven Young has a very interesting concept.  Unfortunately, if you haven’t read the first book in the series, Blue Screen of Death, then the second one, Control Alt Delete, will be exceptionally confusing.  Colby Stevens is a teenager, who has recently discovered he has magic powers.  It seems that he may be a chosen one in a sense.  His family appears to have supernatural powers as well even if some of them haven’t fully acquired their powers as of yet.  There are beings that want to stop him or at the very least steal something important from him.  But, again there is so much confusion from the start that it was quite hard to follow.  
With such an interesting concept, I just wanted more depth to the story.  It needs more clarity while keeping the reader on the edge of their seat.  Without background from Blue Screen of Death being merged into Control Alt Delete I felt like I picked up a book and started in the middle.  Confused, lost and ultimately, frustrated.  This took away from the enjoyment of the story.  One example comes from fairly early on in the story – Colby notices a man on television speaking about the blue screen of death it seems, and Colby is upset and concerned about this speech.  But, there is little else said about it at that point to help engage the reader’s interest.  J. Steven Young has a unique concept for a story line.  It just needs content editing and better flow to Control Alt Delete.
Originally reviewed by Janelle Alex for AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them From JK Rowling


When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone…
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. 
Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any reader's bookshelf.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The Wedding Dress

A tale of faith, redemption, and timeless love.

Charlotte owns a chic Birmingham bridal boutique. Dressing brides for their big day is her gift . . . and her passion. But with her own wedding day approaching, why can’t she find the perfect dress…or feel certain she should marry Tim?

Then Charlotte discovers a vintage dress in a battered trunk at an estate sale. It looks brand-new—shimmering with pearls and satin, hand-stitched and  timeless in its design. But where did it come from? Who wore it? Who welded the lock shut and tucked the dog tags in that little sachet? Who left it in the basement for a ten-year-old girl? And what about the mysterious man in the purple vest who insists the dress had been “redeemed.”

Charlotte’s search for the gown’s history—and its new bride—begins as a distraction from her sputtering love life. But it takes on a life of its own as she comes to know the women who have worn the dress. Emily from 1912. Mary Grace from 1939. Hillary from 1968. Each with her own story of promise, pain, and destiny. And each with something unique to share. For woven within the threads of the beautiful hundred-year-old gown is the truth about Charlotte’s heritage, the power of courage and faith, and the timeless beauty of finding true love.

“The story of four loveable women, miraculously bound by one gown, whose lives span a century . . . will take your breath away.” —Beth Webb Hart, bestselling author of Love, Charleston

Friday, May 13, 2016

The SHIVA Syndrome - 5 Star Award Winner / Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest

5 Stars

Alan Joshua
Science Fiction/Paranormal
Science clashes against spirituality in this fascinating science fiction story by Alan Joshua. The SHIVA Syndrome will take readers on a metaphysical journey alongside the main character, Beau Walker. A researcher of parapsychology and a professor, Beau was kicked off of a government project as somewhat of a scapegoat. However, the project he was working on has caused a crater to appear in Russia. This isn’t just any crater. In fact, an entire town and all of it’s people simply vanished into a mile deep hole. Beau’s knowledge and expertise is now of great use to the government, and they basically force him into helping them. What they don’t know is that there’s more to Beau than meets the eye. He has supernatural abilities from being psychic to his uncanny ability to heal others. This is something he’s kept hidden and even rejected after a tragic event involving his sister. Yet, it’s vital that he help discover the cause of the devastation in Russia while protecting humanity.
Alan Joshua does a good job of giving readers a very interesting story while really building strong characters. Yet, there was so much information in regards to religions and spiritual traditions that I believe a lot of readers may feel bombarded. Without some grasp of these various belief systems, readers may feel lost or have to go back and reread some sections. Also, throughout The SHIVA Syndrome the story often jumps to a shamanic-like journey of Beau’s. These sudden jumps were confusing at times. Even so, The SHIVA Syndrome has a wonderful spiritual message around seeing what we believe in or in seeing what we know. Overall, Alan Joshua’s The SHIVA Syndrome allows readers to dive into a metaphysical, yet scientific, read that will have them curious until the very end.
Originally reviewed by Rob Alex for AuthorsTalkAboutIt.com

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Turning Fat Into Love - 4 Star Award Authors Talk About It Book Award Contest

4 Stars
Pauline Kerkhoff
If you struggle with your weight, you know that most weight-loss programs focus on getting more exercise or following a strict, high-maintenance diet. The problem is that changing habits from the outside just doesn’t last for most people. In Turning Fat into Love, Dutch dietician and nutritionist Pauline Kerkhoff explains that it is impossible to become happier and healthier by depriving yourself or judging yourself, but that love will transform you from the inside out. By learning how to take care of yourself first by “supersizing your heart” and “growing your brain,” Kerkhoff’s proven, transformative weight-loss program will equip you to lose not only your physical weight but your emotional and spiritual weight as well—and keep it off for good.
Authors Talk About It Contest Review
Pauline Kerkhoff takes readers on a quick exploration of the importance of healing their emotional and spiritual selves in order to create a healthy physical self.  Turning Fat into Love: Downsizing Your Body by Supersizing Your Mind & Heart has three sections starting with Kerkhoff’s personal story.  One of her first major challenges was being diagnosed with MS at a young age, but she overcame that hurdle.  However, as she grew into a career as a nurtitionist and dietician, she came to a point that she realized she wasn’t walking her talk.  The pounds were adding up, and she recognized that she needed to experience self love and stop letting eating be a crutch.  The second section is a how to section with practical tools as well as spiritual tools with a metaphysical approach to develop self love and stop using food as a void filler.  The final part of Turning Fat into Love focuses on the benefits readers can reap when they take this message to heart.  In fact, the final chapter expresses clearly that you can “change the world, but [you have to] begin within.”  
Even though Turning Fat Into Love is only 5 chapters long, it’s very nicely laid out.  Colors are infused throughout the book to highlight important pieces and gives an overall aesthetic appeal.  Kerkhoff embraces the concept that there is great importance in connecting to one’s emotional self and spiritual self as well as one’s physical self.  She gets the point across that just dropping pounds and focusing solely on the physical body will not make for a permanent change. Instead, she expresses that making these changes and developing self-love should be viewed as a practice.  With that being said and with no pun intended, Turning Fat into Love: Downsizing Your Body by Supersizing Your Mind & Heart needs more meat and potatoes though.  It has a lot of great information, but it left me hungry for more.  It’s a great to start to what could be a very beneficial and wonderful book.
Reviewed by Rob Alex