The Key to Midnight (Book Review)
Books / July 18, 2017

Any writer who is willing to revise an earlier book, especially a successful one, deserves a lot of respect, and I read this book because I saw the writer’s own explanation that he revised The Key to Midnight, one of his earliest novels, by cutting 30,000 words and adding 5000 thousand. The Key to Midnight may be a different type of a Koontz novel, but it is just as exciting and suspenseful as his later work. It is very well written with skillful character drawing, internal and external conflicts, and car chases galore. The pacing is impeccable, for it makes the reader devour each word with the thrill increasing as the plot progresses. The story begins with the introduction of the owner of the nightclub Moonglow Lounge in Kyoto, Joanna Rand, and her recurring nightmare that terrifies her. The nightmare is about a man with metallic fingers, appearing from somewhere in Joanna’s background or haunting her mind like her fake name and identity, making Joanna act irrationally at times. When the private detective Alex Hunter while vacationing in Kyoto is attracted to Joanna, the knots start coming undone. Alex Hunter determines Joanna’s memory is a fake one and her mind…

Punk Wig – A Children’s Picture Book – By Lori Ries & Illustrated by Erin Eitter Kono
Books / July 13, 2017

“My Mom’s got alien blobs inside of her. They’re called cancer.” Punk Wig is a children’s picture book with a story of a little boy who supports his mom as she gets her “alien blobs zapped with medicine”. I love kid’s books… books with lots of pictures and a great story. Reading parents know what I’m talking about. I like to read them aloud to my kids and use all sorts of different voices. Maybe I love them because I am still a kid at heart, who knows? There are times when you read a book and know that it is important. The potential is right there in your hands and you can only imagine the impact that this book could have if people knew of its existence. Punk Wig a one of those books. It is a story of a little boy whose mom has cancer. The book is written from the boy’s point of view, in a child’s language. This book is unlike any I have read before. Lori Ries writes about this very serious subject in a matter of fact way and adds a hint of humor. Erin Eitter Kono’s illustrations enrich the story line. They are…

Workout Books For Fat Burning – Burn The Most Fat With The Best Book
Books / July 10, 2017

Losing body fat can be a struggle at the best of times. Emotional, physical and mental problems are all too frequent when trying to burn fat, unless you have the best workout books for fat burning. There are some shockers out there, there are ones that give you mediocre information, and then there are ones that will take you from being whatever size you are, to a perfect beach body if you put in the work. We need decent information before we can get decent results. Imagine just being gifted an airplane and trying to figure out how to fly it yourself… You will crash and burn. Same with anything in life, we need to get the best information from somebody who has the results we want, can motivate us to do what we want and is willing to put the hard work into us. Here are a few points when choosing a workout book to burn fat.: If you are buying an ebook, always email the author first and see how much of a detailed response you get, sometimes they won’t even email back – you want to make sure you get support after you buy, by making sure…

What To Say When You Talk To Yourself – Book Review
Books / July 7, 2017

“What To Say When You Talk To Yourself” by Shad Helmstetter, Ph.D. is an excellent book on the power of the mind. It is another great book on the subject. Allow me to share a personal story about my own experience with this book. It came into my life in about 2005. A time when I first began taking my network marketing business seriously. A side-line friend and I were talking, well, I was griping and complaining, about the setbacks I was experiencing with regard to forward motion in my business. This friend started pointing out the power of my own words – the power my own words had upon myself! The teaching of my parents came to my mind…the information they shared with me growing up…and I began asking questions. He just said, “What To Say When You Talk To Yourself, by Shad Helmstetter. He said that he had picked up the book in a thrift store (for 25 cents!) and he ran out to his car and gave me his copy. I promptly devoured it. I just couldn’t put it down until I had imprinted it on my brain. I read it cover to cover. Wanna know what…

Book Review: Kaya Abaniah and the Father of the Forest, by Wayne Gerard Trotman
Books / July 6, 2017

I hate clich├ęs, but this book has rendered me quite speechless. In a good way. First, knowing that it is set in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, tells you something of its uniqueness. Trotman’s firsthand experience of the Caribbean islands shines through in the vivid descriptions of the area’s history, culture, and environment. But this is no glossy travelogue. At least not in the traditional sense. Instead, we are treated to a coming-of-age story with all of the trials, heartbreak and energy that only teenagers fully understand–or any of us who survived those tumultuous years. The main character Kaya has some special gifts that not everyone appreciates. It is tough enough being normal. But in Kaya’s world nothing is as it seems. From myths to the paranormal, to aliens, and back again, college for Kaya, with its bullies, allies and enemies is one adventure after another. But it is Trotman’s gift for catching the nuances of relationships and the aches of these years that really lifts this book from any genre typecasting. First there is Kaya’s relationship with his mother Josephine. Ever mindful of her son’s wellbeing, nothing escapes Josephine’s keen eye: Later that evening, Josephine found Kaya, sitting…