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MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR

MINDSET SHIFT: EMPLOYEE TO ENTREPRENEUR
BY JAMES OH

Saturday, July 27, 2013

5 W's OF LIFE


Friday, July 26, 2013

GUEST POST WITH EDNAH WALTERS - IMMORTALS



BLURB
Nothing can stop Raine Cooper when she wants something…

Raine finally knows that her gorgeous neighbor, Torin St. James, is a legend straight out of Norse mythology, and that her feelings for him are strong. Torin is crazy about Raine too, breaking the one rule he lives by: Never fall for a mortal. The problem is he no longer remembers her, his memories erased by Norns—Norse destiny deities—to punish her for defying them.

She will make Torin forget his one rule a second time and fall in love with her all over again. 

But she quickly learns that well-laid plans do not work when dealing with deities and supernatural beings. Desperate, Raine makes choices that could not only tear her and Torin further apart, but lead to the destruction of everything and everyone she loves.

My Review
Raine should be happy now. She knows about the Norns, knows about the valkyrie and her family is happy. She love Torin and he cares for her. There is just a few problems. Everyone at school thinks she is a witch, she has to deal with knowing what really happened at the school as a tragedy and Torin doesn't remember her as his memories of her were took away. Now she has to get him to remember her, train and figure out what she wants to do and figure out what secrets there are unknown about her and those around her.

I loved the first book in this series and was thrilled to see where the second book went. Let me just say I was in no way prepared for the twist and turns this book took. If I could have guessed at what would happen in it I would be so wrong. The author does a fantastic job taking this book places that are a refreshing change. All the characters are wonderful to get to know. The second book really expands and let's you get to know them all better. Even the ones you love to hate you still want to read more about. I know I am being vague but I never give spoilers. If you are looking for a wonderful book on Norse Mythology, a paranormal book, or just one that makes you beg for more try this series. It is so awesome and addictive.

5 out of 5 Bats~Pam


EXCERPT
“Oh, see me after class, Ms. Cooper. I have a folder with missed assignments and a breakdown of the concepts we covered while you were gone. If you need help, I’ll be available in my office this week after school. When you’re ready, I have several quizzes you missed.”

No Saturday classes? Yes! I glanced at Torin from the corner of my eye and found him still watching me. How could he not remember being in this class with me?

He pointed at his eyes with two fingers then at the teacher. Face warming up again, I stared ahead. 

At the end of the class, I was collecting my things when a soft scent of lavender reached my nose, and I looked up. Lavania stood beside my desk. She was even more beautiful up close, her porcelain skin flawless, her lips lush, and her gray eyes wide like a doe’s. How could any guy resist her?

“I’m Lavania Celestina Ravilla, but you can call me Lavania,” she said, her voice soft and melodic, her smile genuine and sweet. But I wasn’t fooled. She was a Valkyrie, which meant she could move like the wind and flatten a car with a punch. 

“Lorraine Cooper, but everyone calls me Raine.” I glanced at Torin to see his reaction. His expression was unreadable.

Lavania grinned. “So you are the Mortal everyone is talking about here and there.”

“There?” I asked.

“Rain with an E,” Torin murmured.

My head whipped toward him, and I, momentarily, forgot about my conversation with Lavania. “You remembered.”

His eyebrows shot up. “Remember what?”

“The day we met.”

He gave me a look that said he thought I had a few loose screws. “Of course. You ran out of your house when I pulled up and k—”

“Never mind.”

“Of course, you two already met,” Lavania said and chuckled. “And we’re neighbors.” She said it as though it explained something. 

Torin’s face grew red, which was intriguing. He wasn’t the blushing type. Still, I hated that they shared a secret, even if it had something to do with my house. “Ah, excuse me. My next class is in the south wing and—”

“So is ours. We’ll walk with you.” Lavania slipped her arm through mine, effectively stopping me from leaving. Until I knew the nature of her relationship with Torin, she would stay on my hate-list. “Since you’re my protégé, we should be friends,” she continued. “Stop by the house for a chat this evening. We can get to know each other.” 


AUTHOR BIO
EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her atwww.ednahwalters.com 

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here www.runestheseries.com 

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or www.ebwalters.com.


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Thursday, July 25, 2013

WHY WAIT ?


Wednesday, July 24, 2013

YOU ARE THE LANDSCAPER OF YOUR LIFE. DISCUSS



"There will always be a circumstance in life that we will need to overcome...always, this is just a fact of life. We can't control everything that happens in life, but, we can control our reaction to what happens....we can control out attitude, our determination, and our decisions.

Don't let yourself be paralyzed by the pain that someone else has caused...know your worth! You have within you the strength to stand proud....so do it!

Know you are not in control of the actions of others, you are only in control of your actions and reactions. Know that even if you are feeling miserable you have the power to control your emotions...to turn things around by shifting your thinking.

In your life you can control...
Your values
Your morals
Your beliefs
You thoughts
Your decisions.

Knowing this...always remembering this, will give you freedom to be who you need to be in order to live your life with dignity. No one can (nor should you allow them to) take these away from you. This is your power! This is your strength! It belongs to you and no one else. OWN IT!!!!" ~Kim Bayne 


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CHANGE IN HEART FIRST


THERE ARE AMPLE OF EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSFUL CHANGE INITIATED FROM THE HEART FIRST. TELL ME WHICH ARE NOT?

Monday, July 22, 2013

THE LAUGHTER OF GOD BOOK TOUR

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The Time Under Heaven
by Laurinda Wallace



Book Description:

Time seems to be against missionary Ruthanne Carroll. Suddenly faced with a life threatening illness, she reluctantly returns to the U.S. from a small Maasai village in Kenya. Once she reunites with her sisters Elizabeth and Melody, she clearly sees God’s hand leading her to uncover a guilty secret from her past. A journey to uncover the truth leads them through sometimes dangerous circumstances and battles with old hurts. Each find their faith and relationships challenged as they reach a crossroads where the choices are healing and reconciliation or bitterness and defeat.




About the Author:

I've been writing stories since elementary school days and always have a good mystery book nearby. Life just isn't complete without books. There's nothing like a comfy chair, a cup of coffee, and all day to read. I also love my Kindle, which saves on shelf space and feeds my reading habit so conveniently.
Once our two daughters, Megan and Emily were grown, my husband, David and I left our native Western New York for sunnier skies and warmer weather in southeast Arizona.  The high desert with its beautiful mountain views, awe-inspiring night skies, and independent spirit brought back the old desire to write. Since 2005, I've been writing for various magazines and websites on a variety of topics. With the creative juices flowing and encouragement from family and friends, books soon appeared.
In the 2012, my debut novel, The Time Under Heaven was published, along with a devotional book called Gardens of the Heart. The first book in the Gracie Andersen mystery series, Family Matters was published in 2013. My blog, SimplyLife is a popular stop for many of my readers from around the world. You'll find everything from inspirational thoughts, local history, humor, or simply life.
When I'm not at my day job in administration or writing at home, the gardens around Casa Wallace and hiking in the Huachuca Mountains keep me busy. Many times what's happening in my flower gardens or those spectacular views in the mountains inspire devotionals and new stories. While life is full of unexpected twists and turns, my foundation will always be the One who created the roses in my garden and the mountains I love to hike. He is my source for everything.  
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path.  Proverbs 3:5,6

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

GUEST AUTHOR INTERVIEW WITH Terry S Bradley

Here is my interview post with guest Author,  today. 

1.James : When did you begin to write?

I began writing three years ago in terms of letting others see my writing, although I wished I had knew this love long before.

2.James : When did you first discover that you were a writer?

In 2010 when dealing with a part of my life that need a very tender and self explanatory letter, I discovered I was a writer. Although very personal in nature, I shared the letter before sending it in, as to ensure its content was the right approach,even down to the paper it was written on. I knew as soon as I wrote it, it was a great opening to a movie or book. The response from all who I shared it with, just as I had expected, with tears filing there eyes as the heart felt emotion lifted of the pages. 

3.James : How much did you write before you were published?

Everything I have sent in has been accepted to be published if not by one, by many. Whether it was poetry or story line, I have been very blessed as to the response I have received through my writing. 

4.James : What is your favorite part of writing?

The flow of the words as they are combined to give meaning or bring to life what one has to say.  I have joy in the developing of the story and in what all writers hope everyone enjoys. 

5.James : Tell us about your latest release?

In polling my first draft for How Bees Came To Make Chili. I handed out over five hundred copies of a short version and the response was without a doubt, excellent. The best approach in determining once again, what I already knew. It is a story all can support. It was cute by nature and people love it. The care most took in its handling was amazing. I was told by my printer and I quote" that I was throwing money way,They would just be laying all in the street." This indeed was at a chili contest where the first polling took place. Not one did I see laying in the street afterwards. In the days and weeks to follow I had many chances to observe the reactions of many from a distance, or just made to stand there as they read it and had me sign it on the spot.

The book itself has received the same praise and response receiving a reception of five star reviews.
    
6.James : Wow! This book sounds really good. Are you planning on writing more in the years to come?

How Bees Came To Make Chili was as well designed to be a series of short stories for children. As well I have just began to write, whether it is poetry, short stories or stories yet to be told. I plan to write as long as I can draw upon life and the air we all breathe.

7.James : So far what is your worst criticism/attacks, and how have you overcome it?

Does not apply. It has been a blessing to find writing and the course at which it has taken has led to no negative recourse. Other than a few misspelled words.  

8.James : What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?

That goal has not been met and will not be reached until The Megan L. Bradley Foundation has been set up to help others.

9.James : What does your writing process look like? 

I just write if it works I keep it. If not, I file it to look at later. If I can fix it, I do. If I can not but still think I can, I refile it. If not ,I discard it.

10.James :  How did you get published?

Submissions, Time, Patience, Perseverance and Lots more Patience in waiting for just the right offer and fit to proceed forward.  Though accepted by many with offers being made it was not until the offer with KG Books came along with other factors such as illustrations that allowed the publication of " How Bees Came To Make Chili ".  With each offer there are lessons to be learned, with each lesson it falls upon you to keep things moving forward even if the road you travel leads you down unexpected paths.

11.James : How do you come up with the title of your book?

This is easy in most cases whether born out of the idea or the story itself. Titles are but labels waiting to be used, you may pick one up and there is a story, or as a story evolves watch it jump back at you, then you know that's it.

12.James : Can you enlighten us a little more about your books?

My projects or books all have one thing in common. They all have a goal or point to them in which can be laid out and understood easily. All projects or books also contain aspects of hope with an intent of understanding to help make the world better. At least it is my goal for the interpretation of the readers and people that work with me as I work with them, hopefully can conclude.   

13.James: Tell us your guiding principle that governs your life?

It is up to all who is born to try and make the world a better place. Just as it is a parents responsibility to provide a safe, loving and protective environment.  To keep a child safe so that they to can grow, to become aware of right and wrong and what is best for the world as a whole through understanding.    

14.James : How have you cultivated these values?

My motto is Dream Big, Hope and Belief Equals the Power to  Overcome! It is through understanding that hope and beliefs are even possible regardless of one path through out life. 


15.James : Do you have any advice for writers looking to get published?

Believe in yourself even if no one else does. We all have a story. Telling that story is what can change the world be it through laughter,tears, understanding or observation. Stories fill in the missing pieces. Life provides much more than just words on paper.

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