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The Friendship Key to Lasting Peace, United Communities, Strong Relationships, Equality, and a Better Job

By Winfried Sedhoff

We all yearn for a deeply satisfying life filled with meaning, purpose, peace, and security. In this disaffected world we seek a sense of belonging; to be accepted and loved for who we are.

The Friendship Key to Lasting Peace, United Communities, Stronger Relationships, Equality, and a Better Job! author, family physician and counsellor, Dr. Winfried Sedhoff reveals how friendship empowers us to achieve such meaning, and by doing so reconnect with, and ultimately, change the world.

But first this pivotal book maps the disconnection. Dr. Sedhoff gently reveals how we lost sight of close personal connection; what made competition more important than uniting as friends; why we’d rather keep up with the Jones’s and the ruthless pursuit of often-insatiable lusts than support and care for one another. He reminds us of the inevitable personal, social, and global devastation when we no longer prioritize and value being friends. Outlining why friendship is critical.

Blending elements of Dr. Sedhoff passions for history, tribal society, ethnology, psychology, and self-understanding we are offered a tool-chest brimming with simple, practical, steps to help us prioritize and build friendships, be liked, strengthen the depth and quality of our relationships, increase business success to global standards, eliminate bullying, prejudice and hate, uniting communities, and restoring governments to the people – finally ridding them of corruption.

As our own lives are transformed we automatically become powerful instigators of immense positive social and global change; the creators of a satisfying peace potentially spanning generations.

The life we long for is at our fingertips. This book outlines the tools we need to grasp it.

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Winfried Sedhoff 

About the Author

In his early 20’s Dr. Sedhoff faced a life-threatening personal crisis that sent him into self-imposed isolation. Over a 12-month internal quest he discovered not only answers to his crisis, but uncovered a sense of genuine self, a journey he documented in his first book A Balance of Self: A New Approach to Self Understanding, Lasting Happiness and Self-Truth. His books convey his passion for history, tribal society, ethnography, psychology, and self-understanding. All of this to prevent us from making the same mistakes over and over. Showing how when we look back in history, reflect, we can prevent old and new mistakes from happening again and again.

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Book Title: Unity

Author: Jessica Wayne

Series Info: Prophecy Series Book 5

Release Date: 5/31

The wait is over!

Grab your copy of Unity today and embark on the final installment of Anastasia and Dakota’s adventure!

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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐫 𝐮𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫.

Beaten down, broken, and battle-scarred, Anastasia isn’t sure she has what it takes to keep moving forward. Especially when her enemy has corrupted someone she can’t afford to lose.

As hidden truths come to the surface, she sets her sights on the one thing that could bring her power unlike any she’s ever seen. The only problem is that power could also destroy her.

New enemies and old friends clash to bring back the light back into one of their own.

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐰𝐚𝐲.

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About the Author

essica Wayne was born and raised in southern California where she and her family trained horses. She grew up traveling to different competitions, as well as showing sheep and rabbits for 4-H and the FFA.
After moving to Texas with her family, Jessica joined the Army National Guard where she served for seven years.
From the moment her grandmother introduced her to Nora Roberts’ wonderful world of romance, Jessica knew she wanted to create her own stories and share them with the world.
She has been writing full time for the past four years and is a stay at home mom. She currently resides in Texas with her husband, their two children, and their dog.

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The Curse of Ragman’s Hollow (Merryweathers Mystery – 3) by Rhys Jones

Just a walk in the countryside. What could possibly go wrong

Sam Jones’s grandmother is training him to be one of the Cunning Folk, like her, and exams are looming.

But Sam’s mother has holiday plans and drags him off to a remote cottage in the middle of nowhere for some country air.  No mobile phone, nettle soup and long walks are the rule. One such walk takes them to Ragman’s Hollow, a place the locals avoid with good reason.
It’s a place where people and animals go missing, never to be found.

That’s just superstitious nonsense, according to Sam’s mother. But there is no smoke without fire and Sam soon finds himself up against an old, very spiteful, and very tricky enemy.
He’s going to need every ounce of his cunning to stop the Ragman. But can he do it alone?

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Rhys A Jones was born in 1955 and grew up in a mining village in South Wales with his nose in a book and his head in the clouds. He managed to subdue his imagination long enough to carve out a career in medicine, writing whenever the chance arose.

The Merryweathers mysteries feature a boy and his more-than-meets-the-eye Granny Merryweather. The Curse of Wihtlea Barrows (previously the Dreables) and The Curse of Borage Doone have just been released as paperbacks with new covers and a new publisher (Wyrmwood). The third in the series entitled The Curse of Ragman’s Hollow is now available at last

Rhys is currently writing The Artefact Quintet featuring eleven-year-old Oz Chambers whose family inherits a ‘haunted’ house. His mother wants to leave, but Oz wants to unlock the house’s mysteries and uncovers a secret that will change his life forever.

Rhys also writes for adults as DC Farmer and Dylan Young

He has three grownup children who have emerged remarkably unscathed into adulthood.

When not writing, he practices medicine and lives in darkest West Wales with his understanding (very) wife and dog.

Oh, and the Rhys is pronounced Reece–as in the actor Rhys Ifans of Mr Lovegood (Harry Potter) and The Lizard (The Amazing Spiderman) fame. Or perhaps it’s easier if you just think of Reece Witherspoon, though she is a lady.

FROM WIKI:
 Rhys /ˈriːs/[1] is a Welsh given name (usually male), famous in Welsh history
a surname of Welsh origin that means “Dragon“, “fervour”, “passion”, “ultimate strength”, “king” or “zeal”

It was also my dad’s name!
The name is also anglicised as Rice, Rees, Reese and Reece

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5 Stars

Sam Jones is learning how to be one of the Cunning Folk from his grandmother. So far he has the ability to make himself and things invisible. He is excited to practice more with his grandmother until his mother, Arabella decides to go on holiday with her friend Hester and Hester’s two kids. They are off to a Welsh cottage near Ragman’s Hollow.

Arabella has always wanted to explore the Ragman’s Hollow but Ran has warned then to stay away. Animals and people that have gone into the Ragman’s Hollow don’t come back. Off they go on their adventure and they find themselves in some serious trouble. Sam is going to have to learn more control of his abilities if he is going to save everyone.

I really enjoyed this story. I didn’t even realize that it was the third book into the series. I easily got into the story and I was as excited to learn as Sam. The quick chapters had me reading up late just to finish one more. The characters we well developed and I have to say as much as I liked Sam and Arabella I couldn’t stand Hester. The Ragman was also a great, scary character.

I loved this book and think any mid-grade reader that likes magic and scares will enjoy the story. Now I’m going to go back and check out the other two books to see what I missed.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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The Gordon Place

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Horror
Date Published: 04/15/2019
Publisher: Lost Hollow Books
 
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Lost Hollow constable Graham Gordon just walked into his abandoned childhood home for the first time in twenty years. Local teenagers have been spreading rumors about disembodied screams coming from inside. Now, thanks to a rickety set of cellar stairs and the hateful spirit of his dead father, he might never escape.
Meanwhile, Channel 6 News feature reporter Afia Afton—whose father is the victim of a local decades-old hate crime—is meeting with town administrator Patsy Blankenship. Her mission is to develop a ghost story feature for a special to air on the station’s Halloween broadcast. When Patsy tells her about the screams at the Gordon place, the past and the present are set on a collision course with potentially catastrophic results.
Can Graham come to terms with his father’s past and redeem his own future? Can the murder mystery that has haunted Afia for most of her life finally be solved?
It’s a fight for the future and the past when spirit and flesh wage war at the Gordon place.

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ISAAC THORNE is a nice man who has, over the course of his life, developed a modest ability to spin a good yarn. Really. He promises. Just don’t push him down a flight of stairs.
You can find Isaac on Twitter or on Facebook
Isaac reviews films for TNHorror.com and TheHorrorcist.com. He is the host of Thorne’s Theater of Terror and Classic
Cuts on 24/7/365 horror-themed SCRM Radio at scrmradio.com.
More of Isaac’s work is available at isaacthorne.com and wherever books are sold.
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My Review
5 stars

Graham Gordon left his childhood home and vowed to never go back after the abuse from his drunken father. Now his is the only constable in the town of Lost Hollow and he finds himself back at his childhood home. At the same time reporter Afia Afton has returned to Lost Hollow on the hunt for a Halloween story but secretly looking for whole killer her father when she was young.

Both Graham and Afia find themselves intertwined with their father’s past and hatred of each other. I liked both Graham and Afia and how everything is linked. I was so glad that Graham didn’t follow in his father’s footsteps. As for Afia I wanted her to find closure but I don’t think she expected what she was going to find.

This is a great, classic ghost story, not the blood and gore you normally think of today. But that doesn’t mean it is not scary, I found if I let my mind wander I was more creeped out. This is a fantastic chilling story for anyone that enjoys ghost stories.

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Book Title: PHOENIX

Author: Jessica Wayne

Series Info: The Prophecy Series Book 1

Freebie Dates: 5/29-6/2

Original Price: $4.99

Anastasia Carter is plagued by nightmares of death and coming destruction.

Countless nights she’s awoken coated in sweat, unable to shake the feeling that someone was coming for her.

But nightmares are just tricks of the mind, right?

Her world is turned upside-down when dreams become reality and a violent attack rips her away from the man she loves, landing her in a world parallel to her own.

A world teetering on the brink of a war that could destroy everything.

As she grieves her old life and struggles to come to terms with the magic-filled destiny laid out for her since birth, Anastasia discovers a dark part of her she never knew existed.

And in the coming days, that darkness might prove to be the only hope for a dying world.

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𝐀𝐧𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.

Countless nights she’s awoken coated in sweat, unable to shake the feeling that someone was coming for her.

𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐤𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭?

Her world is turned upside-down when dreams become reality and a violent attack rips her away from the man she loves, landing her in a world parallel to her own.

𝐀 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐭𝐞𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐲 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.

As she grieves her old life and struggles to come to terms with the magic-filled destiny laid out for her since birth, Anastasia discovers a dark part of her she never knew existed.

𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬, 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐝𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝.

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American Corporate

American Corporate by Jeb Stewart HarrisonAmerican Corporate by Jeb Stewart Harrison

Publisher: Baby Bingus Books (Nov 27, 2018)
Category: Literary fiction, humor, family life
Tour dates: Apr/May, 2019
ISBN: 978-1986937863
Available in Print and ebook, 258 pages
American Corporate

Description American Corporate by Jeb Stewart Harrison

A playful, big-hearted tragicomedy in the Russo/Irving mold, American Corporate chronicles the misadventures of middle-aged Jack Sullivan and his family as they bounce across the country in search of gainful employment, domestic tranquility, and a few people they can trust.

It is a story that working parents past, present and future will see as part of their own: the triumphs, the tragedies, the innocent mistakes and the not-so-innocent mistakes, and above all the forgiveness that keeps families together to face another challenge.

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Praise Healing of Howard Brown by Jeb Stewart Harrison

“If you enjoy beautiful prose, complex themes of family and race, and a refreshingly original narrator, this book is for you. Harrison is among the select few contemporary fiction writers who still write for serious readers.” – Jim Heynen, author, best known for The One Room Schoolhouse , The Boys’ House, You Know What is Right , The Man Who Kept Cigars in His Cap and many more.

“This book starts off with a bang and keeps on going. Howard is a character with a specific voice and story. I’m sure you’ll be provoked and entertained.”- Jessica Barksdale Inclan, author of The Believe Trilogy, The Being Trilogy, and many more.

“In The Healing of Howard Brown, author Jeb Stewart Harrison weaves an intriguing contemporary literary. The author provides a wonderful mixture of drama, humor, and seriousness to the story that easily keeps the reader’s interest as Howard’s journey unfolds. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how much I really enjoyed the author’s rich and vividly descriptive style of writing, especially the wonderful descriptions of the California and Louisiana settings.
The Healing of Howard Brown is a thought-provoking contemporary literary tale that will draw you in, touch your soul, and leave a smile on your face.”- Kathleen Higgins-Anderson, Jersey Girl Book Reviews

“ I’m so happy that I read this book. It is beautifully written, wonderful imagery, and has such a heartwarming story as you follow along with Howard healing from the past. This is a wonderful story and one that I strongly recommend.”- jbronderbookreviews

“Jeb Stewart Harrison’s novel, THE HEALING of HOWARD BROWN brought to mind the novels of Roland Merullo, particularly, BREAKFAST WITH BUDDAH. Along the way, to his childhood home, and hopefully his sister, Howard finds more than expected and what he’s missing in the most unlikely places. The journey allows Howard to meditate on family relationships, issues such as love,life, death, fear and ultimately finding one’s personal peace. We the readers, if open, are able to learn from some of Howard, Mr. Booper and even the author, Jeb’s experiences.”- Cindy Roesel, Cindy Reads and Writes

About Jeb Stewart HarrisonAmerican Corporate by Jeb Stewart Harrison

Award winning author, Jeb Stewart Harrison is a freelance writer, songwriter, musician and painter in San Rafael, California. After many years as an ad agency copywriter, writer/producer, creative director, and director of marketing communications, Jeb now writes fiction and creative non-fiction, along with commercial works for hire. Jeb’s debut novel, Hack, was published by Harper Davis Publishers in August 2012. In 2015 he received his MFA from Pacific Lutheran University at the tender age of 60. His second novel, The Healing of Howard Brown, won the 2017 Independent Press Award for literary fiction. His third novel, American Corporate, was published in November, 2018.

He also records and plays electric bass guitar with the popular instrumental combo The Treble Makers, as well as Bay Area favorites Call Me Bwana. Jeb was born and raised in Kentfield, California, and has lived in Boulder, CO; Missoula, MT; Hollywood, CA; Scottsdale, AZ; Indianapolis, IN; Ridgefield, CT and Stinson Beach, CA.

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My Review

5 stars

Jack Sullivan is your typical middle aged man that finds himself out of a job and without the assistance of his father. He manages to find a job across the country so he packs up his family and heads out. But the job is more corporate cut throat compared to the family run business that he is used to working. If it wasn’t enough drama fighting for his new job and being fired for no reason, Jack also has things at home going bad too.

Just by reading the summary of the story I just knew that I had to read it. It sounds like something that would happen to me. I have to say that once I got into the story I couldn’t quit laughing at poor Jack and his crazy life. Jack is not too bright and just trying to provide for his family but has just run into dead ends. He thinks he finally has a job but of course it’s just not in his cards.

Then there is his home life. His wife used to spend her time on the Craig’s List personals flirty but has taken a more active approach. But she is naïve to the whole thing and finds herself in a whole lot of trouble. This story kind of reminds me of Fun with Dick and Jane with the loss of jobs and trying anything to keep afloat.

This story far exceeded my expectations of it. I felt for Jack and even Carrie. The poor guy just wants to provide for his family but anything and everything is going wrong for him in the funniest way possible. If you need a good laugh you need to check this book out.

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One More Lie

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One More Lie by Amy Lloyd

A thrilling new novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Innocent Wife

Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison and, most of all, forget Sean. But old habits die hard. Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon finds herself sliding back toward the type of behavior that sent her to prison in the first place. The further down that path she goes, however, the closer she gets to the crime that put her in prison all those years ago. And that’s the one memory she can’t face. Until, one day, Sean tracks her down.

Amy Lloyd won the Daily Mail First Novel competition for her debut, The Innocent Wife. Now she returns with a chilling portrait of a woman trying to be good, even when she isn’t sure she wants to be.

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About the Author

Hello! Thank you for visiting my author’s page. I am the author of two novels: the first is The Innocent Wife, which became a top 10 bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2018. The second is my new novel One More Lie, which will be available in hardback from April 4th.

Both my books are inspired by true crime. By crimes themselves but also, and perhaps more importantly, by our reactions to crime. In The Innocent Wife I wanted to explore our interest in true crime itself, such as our obsession with podcasts like Serial and blockbuster Netflix series like Making a Murderer.

My second novel, One More Lie, is about a woman named Charlotte who has just been released from a secure institution for a crime she committed when she was a child. These cases seem to fascinate and horrify society in a way no other crime does. What is it about the idea of a child being capable of something so awful that stirs up such levels of emotion? And can a child really understand the gravity of such an act as murder?

Writing this book was an attempt to understand how something like this could happen and what it might be like to live with the burden of being infamous, branded as evil and not knowing whether you are a bad person or simply a person who did a bad thing.

It isn’t based on a particular example of a true crime and all the characters and situations are entirely fictional but people will naturally draw comparisons with some of the infamous cases involving children who hurt or killed other children because these stories remain so vivid in our memories. Instead, I wanted to evoke the atmosphere those crimes created and the stain they left on our collective consciousness.

While writing the book, I tried hard to empathise with my characters who have done things which aren’t easy to empathise with. I hoped that readers would be able to do the same and so I wrote them as vividly as I could imagine, in all their good and their bad. I wanted them to be human, believable and flawed.

I hope that One More Lie will offer a different perspective on a subject which has been much-explored and that people will enjoy it the way they enjoyed The Innocent Wife.

Until next time!

Amy x

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My Review

4 Stars

This is the story of Charlotte and Sean, two adults that are being released from prison after they were charged with killing a disabled child when they were 10 and 11 years old. Charlotte is starting life new at a halfway house and with an ankle monitor. She is very childlike and doesn’t have much to do beyond go to work and her therapist. Although she doesn’t remember the murder she has the plan to keep on the straight and narrow and avoid Sean.

This is an interesting story. Charlotte clearly has issues and is not a dependable witness. It doesn’t help that the story bounces around with present day, before the murder, everything but the murder, and some of Sean’s story. I have to say that I was interested in the past but it was so disjointed that I was left confused.

Although this story is brutal it is handled well. It does give you pause to think about these child killers that we are seeing presently. The story kept me engaged and I was curious to see what happened. It’s definitely worth giving a try.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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