Welcome to the Friday Cafe and Bookstore Update and the first author with news in recent weeks is Paul Cude with his boxed set for Bentwhistle the Dragon Series.
Can you be heroic and naive? For Peter Bentwhistle, the answer would most certainly have to be YES! Blissfully unaware of what’s going on around him, for the most part he remains fully focused on blending in and keeping a low profile.
But fate and just plain bad luck have other designs on him. Not so bad, you might think. Until you discover the TRUTH! Just like his friends, Tank and Richie, he is a…..DRAGON!
Treachery from the sands of Egypt to the plains of Antarctica. Following on from the harrowing events of ‘A Threat From The Past’ (Book 1), a new found friendship with the dragon king is forged.
Soon though, young and old alike are unwittingly drawn into a deadly plot, when a straight forward meeting with the monarch sees them helping an injured dragon agent, straight back from his mission in Antarctica with news of a devastating encounter with another ancient race.
Hearts and minds ripped to shreds. Amid turmoil surrounding devastating attacks across the world, the dragon domain faces the planet’s greatest fear: global terrorism by an unknown force of magic users. Against this backdrop, and with Manson’s deadly scheme in full swing, events quickly turn from bad to worse.
The most recent review for the series.
Loved this book. I loved the hockey games (Played at school and watched husband). But there is more….there be dragons. Dragon Dragons, human dragons, dragon railways, and especially the wild rides in the dragon funparks, not to forget the food. And there is St George too.
In this fast-paced book you will be egging on the little dragon, or in your head screaming can’t you see it at him, whether on the astroturf or fighting the big, bad, ugly dragon at the exciting nail-biting end.
To accompany the boxed set is a Prequel to the series – A Right Royal RumpASS
Throw in prehistoric battle urges, violent outbursts of combustible flame, the ability to fly and a natural affinity for magic and what do you have? A group of mismatched young dragons studying at a renowned nursery ring, thrilled to be learning how to use their dragon abilities and the inherent magic each of them possess.
But like classrooms across the world, it’s not quite as simple as that. With a class bully determined to outwit everyone, including their ‘tor’ (teacher), the friends must work together to expose not only the unknown magic used, but also his dastardly method of cheating.
As an unflappable newcomer becomes a worthy ally, aerial antics abound in an illicit laminium ball match whose outcome may yet determine one dragon’s fate.
Read the reviews, buy the boxed set and the prequel: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Cude/e/B007339206
and on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Paul-Cude/e/B007339206
Read more reviews and follow Paul on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5368048.Paul_Cude
Connect to Paul Cude via his website: http://www.bentwhistlethedragon.co.uk/
The next author with consistently great reviews is D.G. Kaye and this week she received feedback for her book Words We Carry.
“I have been a great critic of myself for most of my life, and I was darned good at it, deflating my own ego without the help of anyone else.”
What do our shopping habits, high-heeled shoes, and big hair have to do with how we perceive ourselves? Do the slights we endured when we were young affect how we choose our relationships now?
D.G. takes us on a journey, unlocking the hurts of the past by identifying situations that hindered her own self-esteem. Her anecdotes and confessions demonstrate how the hurtful events in our lives linger and set the tone for how we value our own self-worth.
Words We Carry is a raw, personal accounting of how the author overcame the demons of low self-esteem with the determination to learn to love herself.
The most recent review for Words We Carry on Amazon
The dysfunctional childhood suffered by author D.G Kaye has left her with great insight into the human condition, which she writes about with much accumulated wisdom in her inspirational non-fiction book ‘Words We Carry’. We read how parents, teachers, and events in our childhood shape the adults that we become. I suffered quite a few similar events in my own childhood that the author did, and found the whole book excellent and eerily uncanny to my own life experiences.
Ms Kaye believes, just as I do, that we should put on a smile, think positive thoughts, and dress to please ourselves and not others. It doesn’t matter if we are not blessed with outward beauty, a happy and friendly demeanour will shine through and attract new friends. Beauty is as beauty does; nobody gets pleasure from being around a miserable complainer, even though they may be the best looking person for miles around.
By the time the reader reaches the last page, they would have the recipe in their hands to give their self-esteem a huge boost. Over the years I have learned to feel comfortable in my own skin, just like the author had to, and to ignore or walk away from people whose only aim in life was to make disparaging comments in order to make me feel bad about myself.
I received this book in a free promotion, but I will definitely read it again. Thoroughly recommended!
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Words-We-Carry-Obsession-Self-Esteem-ebook/dp/B00OQJGE42
Also by D.G.Kaye
Read all the reviews and buy the books: http://www.amazon.com/author/dgkaye7
and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/D.G.-Kaye/e/B00HE028FO
More reviews and follow Debby on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/dgkaye
About D.G. Kaye
Connect to Debby via her blog: http://www.dgkayewriter.com
And I recently featured the next book in the New on the Shelves promotion and the book has been receiving wonderful feedback. A Girl Named Truth by Alethea Kehas
Some mystics believe we choose our name, along with our life’s lessons, before we are born. The name we select becomes our constant guide, helping us to navigate the journey ahead. In her memoir, A Girl Named Truth, Alethea explores the subjective nature of truth while she untangles the uncomfortable wrap of narratives she was raised on. Her name serves as her beacon, guiding her to heal and find the inner voice of her own truth.
The author’s story begins with her formative years, when her mother left her father and went into hiding with the Hare Krishnas. Months later, the young Alethea finds herself living 3,000 miles away from her extended family, trying to love a new father and forget the one she has left behind. Only she never forgets…A Girl Named Truth is a story of loss, love and the redemptive power of awakening a silenced voice.
Two of the most recent reviews for the book
In telling the stories of her life, Alethea connects to the child within, searching out the truths that have carved her journey as a seeker, writer, mother, and healer. Her beautifully crafted prose and poetry take us into her complex family life and her unique emotional landscape with courage and vulnerability. She understands that each person’s truth is meant to be uncovered if we are to be truly free. Highly recommended!
This is an inspiring and beautiful story of a life defined by the search for truth – soul truth, which truly, is the most personal and relevant truth there is. So much of Alethea’s story is similar to my own, her words brought tears to my eyes and helped me release things I didn’t even realize I was holding on to. Thank you for sharing your truth, Alethea.
Buy A Girl Named Truth: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Named-Truth-Alethea-Kehas/dp/0692921575
Alethea Kehas has also contributed to a number of short story and poetry anthologies.
You can find all Alethea’s books on her Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Alethea-Kehas/e/B00NO1SB9O
Connect to Alethea via her website: www.aletheakehas.com
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