Light The BBQ’S and Grab A Great Book and Enjoy This Memorial Day Weekend Everyone!!
Sand, Sun, Surf, and Good Books!! Happy Memorial Weekend Reading! CAT
Sand, Sun, Surf, and Good Books!! Happy Memorial Weekend Reading! CAT
“I met Himanish through Facebook as he “Stalks” one of my Fabulous Award-winning Authors I book promote for named Adriana Gavazzoni. I think he is in love with her, or many he is Cray-Cray about her “Hidden Motives” Trilogy just as I am.”
He is a NetGalley reader, is on Goodreads, and on Amazon Reviews Ranking!
About – New Delhi
My Amazon Ranking? I have him beat! Reviewer ranking – #141,133 LOL!!
From the first awarding-winning “Behind the Door” begins a thrilling and steamy into of a sex game or…
I’m a complete Delhitte, born and brought up in Delhi, India. I’m a creator, an innovator, an artist, an avid reader, an engineer, believer and most of all curious about almost everything happening around. I am a completely logical person wanting to find and understand the logic behind everything. If I didn’t get the logic I definitely will not believe. I am a fighter, no matter how complex the situation is, I know I can deal with it because I trust three people in my life My Family, My friends…, and most of all in me.
Great passion for food, photography, and music.
I love to shoot in still or motion photography whenever I get chance to create it. Distilled, Night, Amber, Nature, Abstract, City, People, any kind of photography. Love to visit different exhibitions of photographs and paintings. I just love the work in category People by “Sean Archer, Dmitry, Fedor”, Landscapes by Marvin Sobas, Photo Shoot expert Joël Bear and Night Photography expert Tanner Wendell Stewart…, and many more… So come visit my website: “Himanish Prabhakar.”
So come meet Himanish the Avid Reader and visit his website Today!
READERS LOVE E-BOOK SALES, so what a way to celebrate Springtime and Summer just around the corner than with a book sale. Reading great books in nice weather is an “old-fashioned pastime,” so many authors lower the cost of all their e-books to begin a new way to boost sales, book reviews, reach new readers and push those kindle reads up on the Amazon Ranking Chart!
Well, that is my book promotion tip for my authors and help them gain more exposure for their books. Here are a few books and authors I promote who have lowered the price of their e-books for Spring as some have won medals, some are new releases and check out all Cat’s books on my “Hot Book Picks” page while you are visiting.
First up is a $.99 cent E-book Sale by Author, Diane Olsen, and her Bronze Medal Winner “Ancient Ways: The Roots of Religion” and don’t let the title fool you!
About “Ancient Ways”
“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 weren’t 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. Monotheism, today 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, even the universe.
This creates a chain of “Paths” and “Ways” which become stained, over time, by human desires for control and material benefits. And as darkness and materialism overtake one Faith, another is born, through the intervention of the Holy Spirit, which is clothed in a different form, with a new name, and very familiar teachings.
Like the Tree of Life, monotheism can be visualized as a chain linking prehistory and history, entwined with human additions, wisps, and twists that produce an undulating, ultimate Yin and Yang. This constant interaction of complementary, as well as conflicting, forces and energies, exhibits both organic unity and dynamism-even war. Those who suspect there is a unified core of basic beliefs should enjoy Ancient Ways.
Hopefully, you will find precious gems to take with you!
Editorial Review: 5-Stars and Very Enjoyable Read!
“An interesting and fluently written book about monotheistic faith and the links between its many forms throughout history. It raises some real thought-provoking theories, backed up with strong examples but written very easy and reader-friendly. A great read!”
Cat’s next E-book Sale is “Find The Seeker!: The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness,” a new release and stacking up many fine editorial reviews! It is written by one of the few living Zen Masters of our time. Author, Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and Author, Clifford Stevens both from Austria! Was $9.99 and now on Sale ***$2.99****
ABOUT: “Find The Seeker!”
Find the Seeker! with the subtitle “The pathless path to fulfillment and happiness”, based on the tried and tested wisdom of a living Master and enlightened ones throughout the ages, accompanies us on a life-changing inner pilgrimage.
Find the Seeker! is a powerful, straight-talking wake-up call to people of all faiths and confessions, holding up a mirror to our worldly existence, suffering and the intricate workings of the ego. Immensely uplifting and rewarding, the book serves as a travelling companion and guide, enticing readers with a vision of what we really are -which can only be directly experienced – by helping us unfold our true nature and reboot our spiritual search so that we can abide in the one Self. In this way, seekers become finders, and we can enjoy the bliss and lightness of Being that is inherently ours.
Find the Seeker! has garnered extensive praise from spiritual teachers:
“A unique, extraordinary and extremely valuable work.” – Ihaleakala Lew Pen
“Disarming and worth experiencing.” -John Tarrant
“Refreshing as a clear stream.” -Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum
“The book…touches your heart.” -Hue Feng
“Find the Seeker! is fresh as spring grass and refreshing as a clear stream. The teachings in this book refuse to be confined to a spiritual checklist or manual of meditative techniques.
Instead, the authors, again and again, challenge readers to return to the vibrant truth of original nature. Going beyond optimistic self-help and nihilistic despair, Genro Xuan Lou, Laoshi and CliffordStevens remind us of how wonderful it is to let go of grasping and taste the vividness of direct experience.” –Robert Meikyo Rosenbaum, neuropsychologist and psychotherapist, Zen and Qi Gong teacher, author of Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching, and Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy.
Our Next Author, Ellie Pulikonda has both her current e-books on sale! “Split Second” and “Finding Faith” … One is a fast-paced psychological thriller read and the other a tender story and triumphs of three remarkable women.
Take your pick at just ***$2.99****
“When do a family’s secrets become too dangerous to keep? Find out in Ellie Pulikonda’s shocking debut novel, Split Second.”
“Three women, each caught in circumstances which limit her freedom to be, to act, to live as she chooses. Each reaches out tentatively, only to fall back in anger and fear. Despair is their constant companion. Join Mae, Mira, and Carla as they navigate the tricky path of “Finding Faith.”
“Presented by “Cat Lyon’s Reading Den ~ Author/Advocate, Catherine Lyon”
“Dick Gregory, the pioneering black satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protesting and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He was 84.”
~Couresty of The New York Times
“It is with enormous sadness that the Gregory family confirms that their father, comedic legend and civil rights activist Mr. Dick Gregory departed this earth tonight in Washington, DC. The family appreciates the outpouring of support and love and respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time. More details will be released over the next few days”
~ Courtesy of Christian Gregory, Son
“Born Richard Claxton Gregory in St. Louis, the Midwest native married his wife, Lillian Smith, in 1959. The couple had 11 children (one of whom died in infancy). His comedy career began in the mid-1950s when he was drafted into the U.S. Army. But after being discharged two years later, Gregory would move to Chicago where he became known among a collective of the up-and-coming black comedians including Nipsey Russell and Bill Cosby.
By 1961, Gregory’s comedy caught the attention of Hugh Hefner who hired him to perform at the Chicago Playboy Club. Often using comedy as a form of social activism, Gregory was a notable voice in the civil rights and black power movements. He also ran for mayor of Chicago in 1967 and launched a presidential bid in 1968 (he ran as a write-in candidate from the Freedom and Peace Party). In 1978, Gregory joined Gloria Steinem and other feminists to lead the National ERA March for Ratification and Extension in Washington D.C.
His extensive resume includes more than a dozen books, hundreds of television appearances, and countless accolades including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which he received in 2015. He is also noted among Comedy Central’s list of “The 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time.”
~Courtesy of VIBE Magazine
~(Courtesy of Facebook of Dick Gregory)
“I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.” ~Dick Gregory
In 1998 Gregory spoke at the celebration of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and President Clinton were in attendance. Not long after that, the President told Gregory’s long-time friend and PR. Consultant, Steve Jaffe, “I love Dick Gregory, he is one of the funniest people on the planet.” They spoke of how Gregory had made a comment on Dr. King’s birthday that broke everyone into laughter when he noted that the President made Speaker Newt Gingrich ride “in the back of the plane,” on an Air Force One trip overseas. In 2001, Gregory announced to the world that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of Cancer.
He refused traditional medical treatment – chemotherapy –and with the assistance of some of the finest minds in alternative medicine, put together a regimen of a variety of diet, vitamins, exercise, and modern devices not even known to the public, which ultimately resulted in his reversing the trend of the Cancer to the point where today he was 100% Cancer free. Gregory’s going public with his diagnosis has helped millions of his fans around the world to understand what Cancer specialists have been trying to explain for decades, which is that “Cancer is curable.” Gregory was honored recently at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., by a sold out house and a tribute hosted by Bill Cosby, with special tributes by Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr., Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes, Cicely Tyson, Mark Lane, Marion Barry and many more.
His most recent book, Callus On My Soul, (Longstreet Press, Atlanta, Ga.) which became a best-seller within weeks of publication, is an autobiography that updates his earlier autobiography (Nigger), because as Dick says, “I’ve lived long enough to need two auto biographies which is fine with me. I’m looking forward to writing the third and fourth volumes as well.”
In 2001, Gregory escaped death once again when a massive tree fell on his car in a storm in Washington D.C. crushing it completely, causing him to have to be extricated from the car by emergency crews. One witness said, “I knew the driver and his passengers had died when I saw the tree fall.” Gregory said, “I knew that God had more work for me to do when I saw the tree falling. ” He saved his own life by driving into the oncoming lanes of traffic. The word of the accident circulated the globe immediately in the media, underscoring the power, influence, and support that Gregory has earned from people of all nations.
Gregory gave the Keynote Address for Black History Month at Bryn Mawr College on February 28, 2013. His takeaway message to the students was to never accept injustice.
Once I accept injustice, I become injustice. For example, paper mills give off a terrible stench. But the people who work there don’t smell it. Remember, Dr. King was assassinated when he went to work for garbage collectors. To help them as workers to enforce their rights. They couldn’t smell the stench of the garbage all around them anymore. They were used to it. They would eat their lunch out of a brown bag sitting on the garbage truck. One day, a worker was sitting inside the back of the truck on top of the garbage, and got crushed to death because no one knew he was there
Doctor’s at George Washington Hospital refused to release Gregory for a few days causing his first-ever “State of the Union Address” to African Americans to be delayed by a month. Gregory gave the first “State Of The Union” address live on the Internet from Los Angeles on April 21st. Now the Internet address is the latest offering on a 3 CD set. Dick Gregory 21st Century “State Of The Union”
~Legacy Courtesy of Dick Gregory Official Website.
“May You Rest In Peace and The In The Arms of Our Lord Above”
Hello and Welcome Readers, Friends, and Bronco Fans!
“Writing a Memoir is different than an autobiography”
A Memoir is a collection of memories that an individual writes about moments or events, both public or private, that took place in the subject’s life. The assertions made in the work are understood to be factual.
But it is also a personal essay about a significant memory in the author’s life that uses narrative devices like setting, character, and dialogue. Molding your “chosen memory” and in our case, ‘ How Addictions, Money, and a Shift from God and The Loss of a Son,’ that I am writing for Vance and bringing his story to an appropriate structure, using vivid detail and examining the memory’s significance will help us write a strong memoir…
So our writing journey has begun and is moving along. Now I want to be transparent as possible as Vance and I continue to write together. I spoke with Vance yesterday and he is moving forward with working with a marketer and making choices on what type of book cover to go with. Do we do that now? Or do we wait to read the full manuscript first? Your thoughts readers? I also want to share a little about the process of writing and how at times one can be unsure of themselves of what to share about one’s life. We would love feedback from all who visits this post as a ‘Wee Bit of Encouragement’ to my writing partner. We’re exploring the topic and feelings of writing about others in the memoir, but is there a line we just don’t cross?
When I wrote my book/memoir, and it turned into a book manuscript (all by GOD Intervention), I too was riddled with reservations about some of the personal family drama and dysfunctional episodes that went on in my home I grew up in. I was raised at a time when you never bring “shame” to the family and never talk about what goes on in our homes out in public. Well, needless to say, I felt I needed to share of the topics as those events were a direct link to some of the roots of why I had turned to addiction later in life. NO, I didn’t share to hurt my family or those I spoke of, I did it to give an in-depth look inside one’s life and share how all of the events, abuse, chaos, and trauma in my home had an effect on me. Especially into adulthood. Not all children are raised in a perfect home environment the “Brady Bunch or The Cleavers.”
Now? Vance is struggling a little with some of these decisions as we write. What does he expose or not about his family, events or old memories about growing up as to NOT hurt or offend his parents, sister, or others?
I explained to Vance that his book and the journey are not about them or others, it is about him and looking at the past pain and events that had an effect on his life and had carried that into his adult life and how he made it through to the man “Standing In Grace and Saving Lives from Addiction today. Am I Wrong? How do you feel about that? GOD never promised us a Perfect Life without trials and lessons to overcome. Vance has come through many storms and trauma from addictions. My own side of the family and I had been estranged for about six years before my book was released. But Vance’s family are in his life, but just not aboard with this book project.
So, do we share the good, the bad and the UGLY? Or do we change direction or not write his memoir chronological and start in a different place? Isn’t this part of Vance’s healing process of taking stock, process and then turn it over to GOD? Or is there a fine thin blue line between the paper your not to cross?
Any feedback, advice, and comments would be helpful and appreciated. It is why we chose to invite everyone to follow our journey. Your voice and advice is important for our project.
” Think about what we have in Christ: the encouragement he has brought us, the comfort of his love, our sharing in his Spirit, and the mercy and kindness he has shown us. If you enjoy these blessings, then do what will make my joy complete: Agree with each other, and show your love for each other. Be united in your goals and in the way you think. In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, and honor others more than yourselves. Don’t be interested only in your own life, but care about the lives of others too.”
“The World Coming 2gether! Now why can’t The USA?”
I happened to see this on my Facebook page and got to thinking, our new US President may do all he can to keep us divided, but this picture shows another side to that!
A beautiful photo of national and international shows we CAN all have compassion, empathy, caring and LOVE for one another as “GOD INTENDED” no matter WHO our US President or any other International President IS….
“LOVE IN OUR WORLD CONQUERS ALL”
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon Xo
Here we go again! Another mass shooting in Orlando and again, NO GUN CONTROL LAWS passed. Here is my rage I posted on Facebook when I heard on CNN another shooting has happened in Orlando, FL.
MY FACEBOOK POST:
“My thoughts and prayers to the families and those passed and wounded in another senseless shooting in Orlando, FL. … I posted this on my Author FB page first thing this morning. My heart goes out to those still looking for their loved that were inside the nightclub until all victims are accounted for” ….
OK, when is enough going to be enough? Was The San Bernardino Shooting a “Wake Up Call” that shootings will not stop unless we begin to change, add or enforce the “Gun Control Laws” in this Country?
How passing a bill to close the F _ _ KING loop-holes at “Gun Trade Shows and Internet Sales?”
NRA’ers you can complain all you want that any bill passed will take away your guns?
I am getting really TIRED of That EXCUSE!!
It is called “Gun CONTROL” PEOPLE, not “GUN Take Away” … I’m sure any of those who think just because a bill is passed we are trying to take your guns away when deep down YOU know that is not the case!
I am pretty Damn SURE ONE of the 50 people in this nightmare was YOUR wife, husband, son, daughter or someone you love was KILLED, your opinion about “Gun Control” would change real fast.
We can not afford more “DEAD BODIES OR MORE CARNAGE LIKE THIS!!!”
PASS GUN CONTROL LAWS NOW!!! It is time!
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SEE, people can have passion about how they feel and not have to rude or full of hate to carry on a healthy conversation. We were all made different for a reason, but we can all agree to disagree in kind friendly manner. Now I want to share below a post made, and also what I had seen on the news about someone who was looking for a person, who ended up one of the victims that died and the last communication he had with his mom. It so heartbreaking!!!
“A young man who is now confirmed dead sent this text to his mum from inside the club:
“Mommy I love you”
“I’m in club they are shooting.”
She shared the text message exchange with the Associated Press, in which her son told her that he was trapped in the bathroom at Pulse, and asked her to call the police. The 9-1-1 dispatcher had her stay on the line.
At 2:39 a.m., the most devastating texts began to come:
“Call them mommy / Now. / He’s coming / I’m gonna die”…
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“So what are your thoughts and feelings about this tragedy? How do you think we can make changes be it Gun Control Laws or other means to hopefully stop these tragic shootings and events from happening so often? Is this just the society we live in these days? Can we ever have Harmony and Peace in our World? I scratch my head and think? How as people did we get to this point in our society? Can we ever go back to the “Good Ole Days ?”
“With the internet and tech explosion, I really don’t think so. Is this more of a religious thing? Like the writings in The Bible of The Book of Revelations and the last days on earth? I don’t have a clue, but many things in the last few decades seems to be happening. Just my opinion and how I see our world. Share your thoughts” …
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“My Thoughts, Prayers, and Sympathies to the families who lost a loved one in this tragic shooting. And to those hurt as well a speedy recovery. No words can ever take the place of what you went through in that night club. Just know YOU ARE NOT ALONE” ….
Fox Orlando Shooting ….
Prayers to the victims accounted for so far ….
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon & Lyon Book Promotions