“Welcome Readers, Authors, & New Visitor Friends to Cat Lyon’s Reading Den”
“I hope you have come to find a fabulous new book to read while you are here, and I’d like you to meet some amazing authors while you’re visiting as well. These are my friends and fellow authors I know you will enjoy learning about them and getting more up close and personal with these fine authors. Some are traditionally published, some are indie or self-published authors, but either way, you are going to love reading their Books, and Authors?
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“Welcome Readers to Cat Lyon’s Reading Den ~ “Hot Book Picks For JUNE-JULY 2017”
Grab a cup of coffee, iced tea or favorite beverage and relax outside or snuggle up to a cozy fire while you explore my many ~ “Fine Author Friends & Their Books.” ~
Each month I will be sharing my choices for the ‘Monthly Hot Book Picks’ You Have To Read as I Enjoy Bringing Readers and Authors Together!
Brand New Release and May’s Hot Book Pick of The Month now available on Amazon Kindle by Author, Trudy Robicheaux titled; Two Hot Mamas: There’s Something In The Water…
About The Book:
Betty and Elvy Deaville are back. After all the excitement from opening the Cajun Delight restaurant in Port Bluff and being framed for murder, a new storm arises when people begin to ill from drinking the water. Matters on got worse when a mysterious body washes up on the banks.
A relative to the dead pleads for Bette & Elvy’s help in solving the murder. Will they be able to uncover the mystery before more bodies are discovered?
Visit Trudy’s Amazon Author Page to learn more about her and all her books!
New Author To Our Den. Meet Michael Bernhart and his book; How Speleology Restored My Sex Drive (The Max Brown Tetralogy now on Amazon.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Some people can’t stay out of trouble. Happily married, the father of two precocious nine-year-old girls, and comfortably off, Max Brown should have it easy. Not yet; that’s where the little girls come in. They maneuver Max and his wife into a dangerous treasure hunt through abandoned gold mines. As Max forewarns, “the closer you get to the treasure the more competitors show up, some of whom don’t play by the rules.” The competitors, in this case, are seven Klansmen who believe that the object of the treasure hunt, a large cache of Confederate gold, is theirs to finance the second rebellion.
Set in northern Georgia, Max combats bears, snakes, and the Klan to protect those he loves. His most cunning and committed adversaries, though, turn out to be his own children.
About The Author:
Michael Bernhart is an award-winning author who has published extensively on international development and public health – primarily service quality. His credentials for this written outpouring are a Ph.D., (from MIT!) and four decades of international work – currently 50 countries and counting.
The journey from writing funding proposals to pure fiction was short and quick. The result is the Max Brown tetralogy which traces the arc (from age 10 through 66) of a man who earnestly tries to avoid trouble, but whose behavior, or events repeatedly land’s him in it.
Each of the four novels finds Max fighting bad guys and struggling with a new existential crisis – or crises – as he grows up in these trying times. Manhood used to be a birthright; now it seems to be an unending series of challenges…
More Books By Author, Michael Bernhart:
About The Book:
Are you are in an abusive relationship and want complete validation of your feelings? If you seek to understand why you are constantly traumatized and in emotional turmoil, then this book is for you.
In this gripping, shocking and inspirational book, author Emily Hayworth kept a personal diary during her ten-year abusive marriage. The author has listed in detail her experiences and emotions ranging from happiness, confusion, fear and almost madness as she journeys through the roller coaster that is verbal abuse.
During the last chapter, Emily lists the different types of abuse that can occur in a relationship and gives specific examples from her diary, helping you to clearly identify what may be happening in your life. There is also a section on how you can protect yourself from abuse and create a healthier, happier life.
About the Author:–
With nearly ten years’ experience of personally experiencing abuse, intense study and contribution to various forums, Emily Hayworth has a deep understanding of domestic violence. She made the brave decision to write this book to help others understand abuse from a personal point of view.
New Book Release by Author, Carolyn Dennis-Willingham titled; The Last Bordello: A Novel on Amazon . . ..
About The Novel:
Madame Fannie Porter runs the best bordello in Texas. Just ask the outlaws she harbored and entertained for the weekend—Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch. But when the gang rides off, Sadie, her best-soiled dove, is left unhinged. While the Pinkerton Detective Agency remains in hot pursuit of the outlaws, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union plans a town rally against alcohol and prostitution. Neither is good news for Miss Fannie. First, she will never give up a client. Second, while pondering the upcoming temperance powwow, she relies on her business savvy. She forbids her girls from attending the meeting and hires a pianist, the talented, yet virtuous, Meta, to keep the customers coming.
Plan on Visiting or want to learn more about China? Read this first! ~ By Author, Andy Smart on Amazon here titled; Just Turn Left at the Mountain: Multi Entry Trials and Tribulations Meandering Across Chinese Borders
About Andy’s Book:
“The first unedited version with adult language sprinkled with musings and humor.”
When Andy’s redundancy money clears in the bank, and with middle age fast approaching, the only realistic course of action is to wave goodbye to the UK and start again. A one-way ticket to China, please! This is one man’s light-hearted three-year account of his numerous attempts and failures of settling down and creating a new life in a different culture. Wanted: A traditional house with sliding screens and curved roofing in quiet Eastern suburbia. Single guy avoiding mid-life crisis seeks gorgeous thirty-something Chinese girl to live with forever in perfect bliss and harmony.
Instead, with the influence of tourism and modernization, any romantic preconceptions of how things should be like in the East quickly go out of the window. With zero Chinese speaking ability and minimal planning, Andy’s story starts with a disastrous online romance played out in South China and his great escape. From the first Chinese haircut to encountering the most fearsome waitress in China, to Chengdu and its famous napalm-like hot pot, the journey winds its way from Tibet into Yunnan via one of the most dangerous bus journeys in the world.
Across borders, he foolishly goes ghost hunting in Cambodia and to the DMZ’s ‘no man’s land’ in South Korea. We also take a visit to the eagle hunters of Western Mongolia and the Russian border where Andy manages a Mongolian holiday camp. These are just some of the many dynamite stories, anecdotes, and descriptions written in Andy’s streetwise style that will make you choke on your breakfast…
Release for all you BAJA LOCO Racer Fans! A new book by Best Selling Author, Rico Austin now available on Amazon and Amazon Kindle!
About The New Book:
“The journey is the destination.” – Dan Eldon
“In order to write about life, first you must live it.” – Ernest Hemingway
“A Rough Day can be fixed with One Thing – TEQUILA!” – Rico Austin
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“If you have everything under control, you’re not moving fast enough.” – Mario Andretti
“You’ll see the true reflection of me when the tequila bottle is empty.” – Rico Austin
About My Buddy-Amigo Rico:
Rico Austin – Mi Vida Loca (Biography)
Born and raised in Southwestern Idaho, Rico is the oldest of five boys, growing up in an area that was ripe for several adventures for him, his four younger brothers and numerous cousins.
Rico grew up near farmland that produced potatoes, hay, hops, grain and corn. There were several fruit orchards and vineyards in the Snake River Valley as well, due to the extraordinary fertile soil. A couple of years out of high school he moved to Boise and enrolled at Boise State University as a student and walk-on football player. However, he could not escape the allure of traveling the world and began writing and storing his experiences in hopes of someday becoming a novelist. He began by reading every chance he had. From contemporary novels to classical literature, Rico’s love of storytelling was uncontrollable. Come Visit his Amazon Author Bio . . .
Book Release by Author, Michael G Edwards – ” Una Muerte en Cozumel: A Michael J Rock Adventure #10 (The Adventures of Michael J Rock, Private Investigator)” on Amazon.
About The Book:
What began as a week of Spring Break fun for four college friends in the paradise-like setting of Cozumel Island in Mexico, ended in the mysterious disappearance of one of them and another being charged with her murder, even though a body was never found. Michael J. Rock is hired by a wealthy businessman to prove that his son did not commit this terrible crime. After meeting the young man, Michael is not so sure of his innocence. Still, he sets off on an adventure that is fraught with double-crosses, greed and dangerous men and women who could very well bring about the destruction of Michael J. Rock, Private Investigator; as he attempts to prove one way or the other, whether the woman was actually killed and who really was responsible.
Now available in Amazon Kindle Store!
New Book Release for “The Path of the Child” – By Author,
About Her Book:
Author, H.l. Defaz and The Book: “PREDOMINANCE” on Amazon Kindle!
About The Book:
When a tragic accident leaves Victor Bellator with a debilitating condition, he undergoes an experimental procedure that promises a chance at a normal life. Alas, there are side effects. The world of the paranormal is breached, and the forces of good and evil will now fight for the ultimate control of Victor’s mind. A love triangle is born amidst this supernatural battle, complicating Victor’s decisions even further.
A Drama, Paranormal-Romance, Adventure. Tearjerker Now on Amazon!
New Novel Release by Author, J. A. Owenby ~ ” The Truth She Knew ” Now Available Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTines and Kobo . . . .
About The Novel:
“Mama didn’t want me. In fact, she would’ve traded my soul back for someone different if God would’ve let her, but he didn’t, so she was stuck with me.”
For eighteen-year-old Lacey, life at home is a rollercoaster. She doesn’t think she’ll ever be good enough to truly deserve Mama’s love. But when Lacey enters college and meets Walker, everything starts to change. Suddenly, Lacey is face to face with the realization that maybe what she’s always seen as normal really isn’t. Her entire life–and everything she’s ever believed about herself and her family–is abruptly hanging in midair.
Lacey is left facing two paths, and she has to make a choice. The first means walking away from everything she’s ever known. The other means never really knowing the truth.
The Truth She Knew offers an honest and powerful glimpse into mental illness, the meaning of true love, and the psychological waltz that a daughter dances as she endures her mother’s unpredictable emotions, manipulation, and abuse.
*** Ages 17+ Contains language, sex, and violence ***
*** This is book 1 in a series ***
We Welcome New Indie Author, Diane Olsen to Lyon’s Den! Her Debut Release Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion . . .
About Her New Book:
In order to enjoy this book, you may have to suspend current beliefs, since some of the concepts may seem quite foreign at first. Hopefully, you will find precious gems to take with you.
What if monotheism always existed, and revelations were given to all human forms. There are hints to that effect. We should not assume primitive peoples were not smart enough to grasp the concept of a single Creator!
Too often we tweak religion to reflect our personal thoughts, rather than dealing directly with the Word of God. Today monotheism is represented by at least nine living faiths, yet praying to God alone is not enough, for many. Instead, we pray to Prophets, angels, saints, ancestors, deities, and the universe.
Now Available as paperback and e-book on Amazon!
NEW RELEASE ~ BOOK Three of Author, John W. Howell is Now Available! Book Three titled; ” OUR JUSTICE ” and Reviews are coming in . . .
About: The John Cannon Thriller Trilogy Series
Book one starts with John J. Cannon a successful San Francisco lawyer takes a leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly-purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.
Book two – America loves John Cannon, its newest hero, and the President wants to present him with the highest civilian medal for bravery for saving the Annapolis midshipman from a terrorist plot to destroy them. While in Washington for the award ceremony, John unwillingly becomes an accomplice in another plan by the same group to attack the credibility of the US President and the stability of the worldwide oil market. There is no way out as John either becomes a traitor to America or causes thousands of innocent people to die if he refuses. The second John J Cannon Thriller moves from a barrier Island off the coast of Texas to Washington DC, then to Northern California, and finally to Ecuador. John is on the receiving end of an offer he cannot refuse. His avowed enemy Matt Jacobs now wants John to help him shake the reputation of the US in the world political arena. If John refuses, Matt plans to murder innocent Americans including John’s latest relationship. John’s only way out is to pretend to go along with the plan and hope for a miracle.
Book three – The terrorist leader and financier Matt Jacobs has figured out a plan to eliminate the President. He is relying on John Cannon’s stature as a hero to help him carry it off. John finds himself walking the fine line of pretending to help Matt while trying to figure out a countermeasure to the plan.
The third book in the John J. Cannon Trilogy brings together two strong wills for a showdown. The question to be answered is who will feel the satisfaction that the achievement of justice delivers? John, Matt or neither?
Visit The Authors Website for more info: Author John W. Howell | Fiction Favorites
“Welcome, Brazilian Author, A. Gavazonni and her New Novel titled; ” BEHIND The Door ” a Sensual Romance Triller Suspense”
About The Novel, “Behind The door” Now Available in Amazon Kindle Books!
When Lara dies at the hands of a Manhattan lawyer during a sex game, his defense attorney, Carl, hires Simone, a psychiatrist, professor and author of books on sexual behavior to help him buttress his argument that Lara’s death was accidental. To help his defense, Carl’s client has written a detailed account of his steamy, year-long relationship with Lara. Carl gives the text to Simone for analysis. While evaluating the presumed killer’s writing, Simone continues to receive psychiatric patients with sexual disorders and unusual fantasies and to research strange sexual behavior for her next book.
Meanwhile, Simone’s clinical partner, friend and research colleague, Edward, is working with the police to capture a serial killer who is torturing and killing women. From hot and unusual sex and interesting psychiatric patients to the swing houses of New York and Paris, this fast-paced page-turner is a blend of mystery, suspense, humor, romance, and erotica.
Reader Advisory: This story has graphic sexual language and scenes—no closed bedroom doors (or other rooms) here! “A sexy steamy mystery and suspense erotica story”
BOOK TWO is now released on Amazon titled; “Lara’s Journal”
New Release By Author, John W. Harper: ” Among The Dead: My Years in The Port Mortuary.
About His Book:
“The author served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force and was Honorably Retired in 2006. His final assignment was at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware where he served with the Dental Evidence Response Team at the Dover Port Mortuary. This book details those years following September 11th which involved forensic dental identifications on those killed in the Pentagon Disaster, and then the thousands of fallen heroes returning from the battlefields of Iraq.”
The author provides an inside look at how exposure to human remains affected the team and their individual battles with post-traumatic stress disorder. It is noteworthy that the teams’ efforts were always directed by dignity, honor, and respect for the fallen heroes. This work is meant as documentation, as well as some closure for those team members who continue to suffer the symptoms of PTSD. The author holds a Master’s Degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Today he lives with his wife and cat, just south of Orlando, Florida. E-book is only $3.99!
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“We Welcome Author, Christy Birmingham To Cat Lyon’s Reading Den and Her New Release: “VERSIONS of The Self.”
About The Book:
Imagine a shift to the way you see the world that arises through poetic narration. Imagine the world, at its base level, is a collection of selves. These selves collide, disperse, intermingle, and share themselves in lines of free verse. Such is the premise of Versions of the Self, poetry that assumes multiple types of selves exist and relate in ways that alter them. Each of the eight chapters looks at a different type of self, including the singular “I” and romantic interactions. These unique 80 poems definitely color themselves outside of the lines.
“Christy Birmingham is a prolific writer who shares versions of herself freely and unselfishly. Versions of, “The Self “is an inspirational book of poetry that for this reader was a reminder to care for, love and nurture our true self.” A highly recommended collection of Inspiration in Words!!< < < < >
CAT Welcomes UK Author, Kevin Cooper and three of his Newest Books! And he too promotes books with readers and reviews on his website: KC Books and Music …
About Kev’s New Book:
Caboodle is filled with relaxing episodes of life, family, love & romance, faith, and even the odd, inadvertent run-ins with some quite unsavory characters.
The wonderful collection of short stories, poetry, and songs has been grouped together to bring a variety of tales that are mostly based on true events, people can easily relate to.
The whole kit is designed to ignite a mixture of emotions to bring smiles, laughter, and moisture to the eyes. There is something for everyone in Caboodle!
More Fabulous Books by Kevin Cooper!
(click books to Amazon)
CAT welcomes Author, Diana Jane Heath. Her New Book Release of Powerful Fictional Short Stories titled; ” TALES For The Sisterhood: Short Stories “
(I just finished reading this one! Really Good )
About The Book:
In this debut print collection, Australian author Diana Jane Heath introduces readers to vivid and fully imagined characters who capture hearts and minds as they delight and challenge.
Each of the short stories in Tales for the Sisterhood features female protagonists encountering the human struggles of unrequited love, searching for one’s true identity, and abandonment, as well as the pain of bullying and even the horror of human trafficking.
Drawn from Diana Jane Heath’s vivid imagination—apart from “Just in the Nick of Time,” which is based partly on actual events—the varied narratives in this collection are united by their collective ability to inspire and empower women facing the myriad challenges of modern life.
Peppered with surprise plot twists, unexpected endings, and important truths about the reality of social injustice in the world, Tales for the Sisterhood is not for the faint of heart. Graphic scenes and mature themes help illuminate difficult issues and raise awareness about some of the challenges and dangers faced by women around the world.
Even so, this book should not be missed. It’s a dazzling collection of stories about women, for women, and written by a woman of great skill and understanding.
CAT welcomes writer of Historical Action and Adventure
Author, Ronald E. Yates, and his Trilogy of “Finding Billy Battles,” Book 1 & Book 2 now released of ” The Billy Battles Trilogy
( Books one and two now released ~ click book to Amazon )
About Book One ~ Finding Billy Battles:
Who is Billy Battles and why are so many people trying to find him? As our story begins we notice nothing especially unique about Billy–just another boy growing up in 19th Century Kansas brimming with the prevailing dreams and ambitions of the era.
Then, at 19 Billy’s life careens into one calamity after another. While defending himself and some companions, he accidentally shoots and kills the malevolent matriarch of a clan of Kansas cutthroats and thieves. That fateful encounter sets Billy Battles on a precarious and sometimes violent course that eventually carries him far from his Kansas roots to the colonial Far East, Latin America, and eventually to the capitals of Europe.
Luckily for us, Billy Battles is an obsessive diarist. For the bulk of his 100-year life between 1860 and 1960 he religiously and meticulously records in 13 confidential journals his adventures and misadventures; loves found and loves lost; his brief moments of joy and his longer moments of tragedy.
The journals meticulously describe Billy’s interaction with a wide assortment of men and women – some legendary, a few iniquitous, and many lost to history. They also recount his participation in such cataclysmic events as the Spanish-American War, turmoil in French Indochina, and violent revolutions in Mexico and South America.
Of course, those richly detailed experiences would have been lost forever to the past had Billy’s great-grandson not inherited those secret journals as well as two trunks filled with the detritus of his great-grandfather’s life. And what a life it was. It would have been easy for Billy to excuse his transgressions as the result of fate or just plain bad luck. But to paraphrase Benjamin Disraeli: “while circumstances were beyond his control, his conduct was within his own power.
About Book Two New Release ~ The Continued Journey of Billy Battles:
“Billy Battles is definitely not in Kansas anymore.”
As Book 2 of the Finding Billy Battles trilogy opens, Billy is far from his Kansas roots and his improbable journeys are just starting.
The year is 1894 and Billy is aboard the S S China sailing to the inscrutable Far East. Trouble is not far behind. He has met a mysterious and possibly dangerous German Baroness. He has locked horns with malevolent agents of the German government and battled ferocious Chinese and Malay pirates in the South China Sea.
Later, he is embroiled in the bloody anti-French insurgency in Indochina–which quite possibly makes him the first American combatant in a country that eventually will become Vietnam. Then, in the Philippines, he is thrust into the Spanish-American War and the brutal anti-American insurgency that follows. But Billy’s troubles are only beginning.
As the 19th-century ends and the 20th century begins, he finds himself entangled with political opportunists, spies, revolutionaries, and an assortment of vindictive and dubious characters of both sexes. How will Billy handle those people and the challenges they present? The answers are just ahead.
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About This New Book:
Whit’s End is the biography of a breakdown. It will bring hope to any Christian who is wringing their hands over a loved one’s addiction. In author Whitney Moore’s family, the problem was related to alcohol, but addiction is addiction, is addiction. This story proves that nothing is too hard for God that when we can’t, God can.
The victory that is unfolded in these pages starts with the shock of realizing there is even such as thing as “functional alcoholism.” When the problem is finally revealed, Moore finds help in a twelve-step recovery, where people learn to discern (and do!) God’s will. In meetings, people share the miracles that, for them, have started to unfold:
A visit to her website is a must! Recovery In The Bible – Question Corner
Welcome, Deborah L. Perdue Author and her Inspirational “Grace Of Gratitude Journal” and ALL Available on Beautiful Website Grace of Gratitude Journal for Hardcover & Diary format and all her books.
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Another New Revised Release by Author, Rusty Blackwood ~ ” Willow’s Walk “NOW Available Again on Amazon
About The Book:
The Path each person walks is entirely their own. The pitfalls along that path, as well as the way in which they are dealt with, are entirely up to the individual. But Willow Sutherland-Crosby walks a far different path, and with her own agenda. Abuse, deception, intrigue, and a never ending quest for happiness and love – will she find these, or will her blind determination be her downfall?
This 5-star awarded romantic fiction drama is a gripping new tale, certain to hold readers captive from the very first page. Set in the beautiful city of Ottawa, Canada in 2003, this touching story centers on the life and times of a woman determined to prevail at all costs, regardless of what is set before her, the result of which is certain to leave the reader reeling in its wake.
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“SWEET DREAMS, Baby Belle” A Fabulous & Thrilling Mystery Read ~ Now Available on Amazon. Written by Authoress of Mysteries, Kim Carter and she has many … …
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Lizzie, a small-town waitress, thought she’d finally met her prince charming in Dr. Grant Chatsworth. She was young and in love, and the quick courtship ended with the four-carat diamond engagement ring of her dreams. Now residing in one of Buckhead’s finest estates, Lizzie soon learns all that glitters is not gold. Her handsome husband, renowned cardiac surgeon, and developer of a new congestive heart failure drug was becoming cruel and controlling. Lizzie finds herself captive in the vast expanse of his estate without a phone or a car, and under the watchful eye of Flossie.
When Lizzie discovers that her husband’s drug development company is a Ponzi scheme, she realizes that her life could be in danger if she doesn’t somehow escape the gated mansion on the hill. With her parents deceased, her only hope is to get to Biloxi, Mississippi and seek refuge with her sister, Maggie. Maggie and her husband Leland quickly find a safe harbor for Lizzie in a house on the bayou. However, the house at the end of the street might not be the quiet retreat Lizzie was hoping for.
The confines of her hideaway soon get to Lizzie so she begins sneaking out in the middle of the night to walk in the historical cemetery next door. One night a damaged, carved lamb on top of the tombstone of a small child catches her eye, and the story of the child immediately captures her heart.
Just when Lizzie Chatsworth thinks her world can’t get any more complicated, she finds herself in the middle of a mystery from the 1800’s that is pulling her in and demanding she seek justice. As her husband’s empire begins to crumble, he’s more determined than ever to find Lizzie and kill her.
But, will the mystery of Baby Belle’s death end Lizzie’s life first?
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* WE Now have Recovery Authors and Their Fantastic Books *
Author, Kevin T Coughlin ~ “If You Want We Have: A Journey Through The 12-Steps” And his new e-book has released titled: “ADDICTIONS: What Parents Need To Know To Survive The Drug Epidemic” …
About Kevin’s Books:
“When I was seven years old, I accompanied my mother to many twelve-step meetings and witnessed the miracle as it changed her life and mine.”
A few decades later the twelve-steps saved my life, my brother’s life, his wife’s life, my uncle’s life, and countless friend’s lives. After witnessing the power of the twelve-step process my family, friends, and I opened a twelve-step recovery program and retreat in The Poconos of Pennsylvania for adult men and women who suffer from addiction. Over the past two decades the thousands of miracles that I have witnessed, and lives saved are due to the twelve-step process. New Beginning Ministry in Beach Lake, PA. has been our labor of love, born out of addiction.
You can find out more about New Beginning at http://www.newbeginningmin.org. Helping people who suffer from addiction to get their lives back has become my life’s work; I’ve been blessed to be able to work with thousands of individuals and their families over the past few decades.
There is so much wrong information about addiction recovery, and false information about the 12-steps and the different fellowships and programs; the truth is that these programs work and that they save lives! I felt it was my obligation to share what I have learned over the past 47 years about addiction recovery and the twelve-step process. I originally got clean and sober at a twelve-step retreat that was started by one of the Founders of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W., it was at this retreat that I started to realize that I had a calling on my life to help other sick and suffering alcoholics and substance abusers.
After two decades of teaching on addiction recovery and the twelve-step process, and developing my skills as a professional writer, it only made sense to combine the two and share this life-saving information with a larger audience. My mom passed on five years ago with over forty years of sobriety, and today I celebrate nineteen years!
“My dream is to share my knowledge with as many individuals as I can during my lifetime, building an army of twelve-step professionals who can help save lives.” It doesn’t matter if you are reading this book for yourself, a family member, or a dear friend; the information contained within the pages here can be life changing. I know that these steps changed and saved my life! If you want what we have; a journey through the twelve steps of recovery workbook and manual has been used successfully by numerous individuals, residential recovery programs, out-patient programs, professional recovery coaches, aftercare professionals, counselors, therapists, probation officers, ministries, recovery retreats, sponsors, sober companions, and family members.
“It works if you work it, so work it, you’re worth it!” Anonymous
They say in the rooms of recovery, if you want what we have, and are willing to go to any length to get it, you will recover. All you have to do is want it, and do the footwork. This amazing workbook/ manual will aid you on your journey. Come visit my personal website: Welcome to Kev Rev’s Recovery World I hope you will . . .
** I now have a page for all my “New Recovery Hot Book Picks” page on my Recovery Starts Here Blog to showcase the many Recovery Authors and the writer who write them! **
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*WE Have Self-Help Books and Reads!*
New Author, Steve Hauptman ~ “Monkey Traps: The Series ~ Why Everybody Tries to Control Everything and How To Stop”
Something’s missing from your life. This much you know.
But did you know you may be looking for it in the wrong place?
This book is about a problem disguised as a solution, an idea that shapes and drives us all:
It’s about the universal urge to make reality meet our expectations. How this urge becomes an addiction, wrecking lives and relationships. How it leads to anxiety, depression, substance abuse, broken marriages, and dysfunctional parenting.
In this book you’ll learn:
- Why everyone is addicted to control
- How this addiction causes most — if not all — of our emotional problems
- How to listen to feelings instead of controlling them
Filled with actionable insights you can start using today, Monkeytraps is a must-read for anyone seeking happiness, healthier relationships, and more peace of mind.
This one is a whole series and book one now released!
About The Author:
Steve Hauptman is a Gestalt-trained, Buddhist-flavored therapist who has practiced on Long Island for twenty years. He graduated from Adelphi University’s School of Social Work, trained at the Gestalt Center of Long Island, and specializes in a unique control-centered approach that integrates elements of psychodynamic, Gestalt, cognitive-behavioral and family systems theory in the treatment of anxiety, depression, addictions, dual disorders, codependency and relationship problems.
A leader of Interactive Therapy groups, he is also a cartoonist and creator of the blog: Monkeytraps Blog, A blog about control, Monkey House (a forum for discussing control issues), and Bert’s Therapy: Adventures of an Inner Monkey.
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*Cat Lyon’s Reading Den has ‘Action, Crime, Mystery and Thrillers Reads!*
A Fantastic Psychological Thriller Mystery titled; “SPLIT SECOND” By Author, Ellie Pulikonda. Her New Novel “Finding Faith” will release late Spring 2016.
About The SPLIT SECOND:
“When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second.”
Richard Reynolds, a successful attorney and wannabe politician, has spent years cultivating the perfect image which includes his trophy wife, Deborah, and talented teenage daughter, Liz.
But Liz threatens to ruin it all after severe depression forced her out of college and back home. After she attempts suicide, Richard rushes her off to a private hospital in hopes that the drama will soon blow over.
Run by Nick Jensen, the hospital seems to be exactly what Liz needs. But soon Nick uncovers some disquieting facts, like the fact that Liz’s depression arose at the exact same time that a classmate was presumed murdered. Liz’s uncanny knowledge of the crime’s details only deepens Nick’s unease. As Liz attempts to heal, her parents’ marriage begins to crack in light of mutually held secrets coming to the surface. What is the Reynolds family hiding?
About The Author:
Ellie Pulikonda is a retired librarian who lives in southeast Oregon. She stays active by writing and volunteering, as well as reading and socializing. Her constant companion, a Shih Tzu named Cookie, sees to it that she exercises daily, weather notwithstanding. She is the author of two novels, Split Second and Finding Faith, both of which explore the value and effect of our relationships.
She is hard at work on her third novel.
Ellie and I are fast becoming good friends. She is a wonderful writer and I am loving her first debut book so far. She has over 25 Amazon 5-Star Reviews! Now that tells us a lot about a good book!
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