Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Balroop Singh, C.S. Boyack and Lindy Rorke

Welcome to August.. doesn’t time fly when you are enjoying yourself…  some authors today who have been receiving some great reviews for their work and whilst I am not going to feature mine her today I have to thank Judy E. Martin for her review for Just an Odd Job Girl and Robbie Cheadle for reviews for Sam, A Shaggy Dog Story and What’s in a Name Volume One. It was like Christmas last week and it is a reminder if ever we read a book and enjoy and don’t review, how much pleasure we are denying a writer.

First a new review for Balroop Singh and her book Allow Yourself to be a Better Person.

About Allow Yourself to be a Better Person

Do you think you are a good person? Would you like to meet your better self? Welcome to the vast vistas that this book unravels before you by highlighting the shaded areas that could never get your attention.

Enhancement of personality is a long process, which starts only when we acknowledge the need for it. Often we detest looking at our imperfections and if somebody is professionally successful, the thought doesn’t even strike.

This book enlightens you about the goodness, which lies dormant within us till we make an effort to explore it. It exhorts you to introspect and accept natural human failings. It guides you towards the metamorphosis that could make you an endearing personality.

The most recent review for the book on Goodreads

Lisa Thomson rated it 5 Stars on July 14th.

At first, I thought; “but I’m already a pretty good person, aside from a few (okay, many) flaws…I’ve learned so many lessons…what more must I learn?”

Truth is, we all have room for improvement. Balroop takes you through every aspect of becoming your best self by tackling arrogance, anger, fear, and inspiration and hope to name a few topics. With simple suggestions, and my favorite, her personal stories, Balroop takes you through each section with suggestions and acronyms to assist you in becoming your best self. Her advice is sage.

I recommend this book to anyone going through challenges, changes in life, including divorce

Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Allow-Yourself-Be-Better-Person-ebook/dp/B01MR1WGC3

Also by Balroop Singh

Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Balroop-Singh/e/B00N5QLW8U

Read more reviews and follow Balroop on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7340810.Balroop_Singh

Connect to Balroop Singh via her blog: http://balroop2013.wordpress.com

The next review is for the recently published short story collection The Enhanced League by C.S. Boyack.

About the Enhanced League

The Enhanced league is a collection of short stories and anthems centered around a year in a fictional baseball league. It has a slight science fiction background. This league has a lot more pomp than you might be used to, and nobody seems to care if the players use performance enhancing drugs.

Stories involve existing heroes, up and comers, and falling stars. While there are the obvious stories that take place on the field of play, there are also human interest stories that take place around the baseball gyrations. These stories involve scouting, trades, ruthless business decisions, and even relationships.

I enjoyed researching and bringing you The Enhanced League, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. — CB

The most recent review for The Enhanced League

This book of short stories and snippets was an enjoyable read. I flew from Jacksonville to Chicago and, factoring in the Atlanta weather delays, I read the entire book on my trip. The pages flew by as if they were on steroids.

The theme of the book revolves around a fictional baseball league where anything goes in terms of steroids and technology. Boyack is masterful at weaving tales around this league from the point of view of a washed up conventional baseball player that gets a second chance, a group of female umpires and their struggles with gaining credibility despite exploitation in the league.

The thing that struck me the most was the author’s ability to write effective action during the baseball games. He had me on the edge of my seat pulling for the teams and players as I read his accounts of the games. Baseball is not the most action-packed sport, but the exciting moments are without parallel. I suspect that C.S. Boyack is a fan of the game as he narrated the snippets of action with loving detail.

This book reads like a loosely stitched together novel more than a collection of short stories. Throughout the book, Boyack pulls the stitching tighter and tighter until it all makes sense.

It was a great read that I was sorry to see end so quickly.

Read the other reviews and buy The Enhanced League: https://www.amazon.com/Enhanced-League-C-S-Boyack-ebook/dp/B073T5DH2Q

A selection of books by C.S. Boyack

 Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/C.-S.-Boyack/e/B00ILXBXUY

Read more reviews and follow C.S. Boyack on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9841203.C_S_Boyack

Connect with Craig via his blog: http://coldhandboyack.wordpress.com

The last review is for The Rorkes Drift North, a memoir by Lindy Rorke set in Rhodesia before it became Zimbabwe.

About the book

This entertaining memoir is set in Gatooma (Kadoma) during the time the country Zimbabwe was still known as Rhodesia. It is largely an account of a family history that touches on the lives of so many others and their memories. The book will be of interest to anyone who has lived in or loved Africa.

The story unfolds to reveal how the author’s parents built a farm and a business from crown land with only a dirt track leading through it. Interwoven in their lives between the successes and failures of the farm, their children arrive, bringing a whole new dimension to family life. The characters of the extended family further enrich the story along with intriguing neighbours who bring in even more colour and contrast to the unfolding picture.

The challenges the author’s parents faced were daunting. Through sheer determination, hard work, ingenuity, long hours and many years, they built one of the finest farms in the area. Rhodesia was at the time a paradise and this book is a valuable record of history as a dramatisation and a true slice of life as it once was. There are glimpses of real-life conditions within these telling pages of the exploits of the Rorke family.

The most recent review for the book

Nostalgic Read  on July 19, 2017

This entertaining memoir is set in Gatooma (Kadoma) during the time the country Zimbabwe was still known as Rhodesia. It is largely an account of a family history that touches on the lives of so many others and their memories.

The book will be of interest to anyone who has lived in or loved Africa. The story unfolds to reveal how the author’s parents built a farm and a business from crown land with only a dirt track leading through it. Interwoven in their lives between the successes and failures of the farm, their children arrive, bringing a whole new dimension to family life. The characters of the extended family further enrich the story along with intriguing neighbours who bring in even more colour and contrast to the unfolding picture.

The challenges the author’s parents faced were daunting. Through sheer determination, hard work, ingenuity, long hours and many years, they built one of the finest farms in the area.

Rhodesia was at the time a paradise and this book is a valuable record of history as a dramatisation and a true slice of life as it once was. There are glimpses of real-life conditions within these telling pages of the exploits of the Rorke family.

The book is a great memoir for someone who never visit Rhodesia and has little knowledge of it. The descriptions in the book are beautiful and clearly paints an image of how beautiful the country is. The book itself is in a good chronological order which made it an easy story to read through. There is nothing worse than a memoir with no order. It was a refreshing read that takes you through generations of the Rorke family as they establish themselves; have children and build up their farm.

The things that I enjoyed most about the book is the fact that it was so realistic. Nothing was sugar coated in the book in terms of the divide of race or class, or when things needed to be done in order to ensure the farms success – whether technically legal or not. The people in the book are amazing, and definitely worth admiring as they face each and every challenge head on in order to build a future for the family.

Read the other reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Rorkes-Drift-North-Lindy-Rorke/dp/0620681063

Connect to Lindy Rorke via Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16357688.Lindy_Rorke

Thanks for dropping by today.. I would love to share your reviews and aim to feature authors in the Cafe and Bookstore regularly every four to six weeks. If you are not in the cafe and bookstore… you can contact me on sally.cronin@moyhill.com and we can talk about how to join the 250 other authors there.

It helps me out if you can let me know when you have received a great review. If there are several at the same time…. I will always feature one here and share the others on social media.

Please help share the news of these authors and their reviews.. thanks Sally

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12 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Promotion – Air Your Reviews – Balroop Singh, C.S. Boyack and Lindy Rorke

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  2. What a pleasant surprise Sally! Thank you SO much for highlighting the latest review of my book ‘Allow Yourself To be A Better Person’ by Lisa. It Is an honour to be featured with such great authors like Craig and Lindy.

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