Monday, July 6, 2015

Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps by Carole Staveley (Review and Giveaway)

Conquer Your Pain in 9 Steps: Building the Mindset and Team You Need to Suffer Less and Achieve More by Carole Staveley
Influence Publishing
ISBN: 978-1771411141
Published: May 2015
Trade Paperback, 194 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

Seventeen years ago I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I didn't believe the first rhumatologist so I went to see a second one who told me the same thing. It was devastating. But I'm not the type of person to sit back and mope. Oh, I did that initially. I was constantly tired and achy and hated not being able to get all that I wanted done. So I did research. I read tons of books and I got informed. I decided to take charge of my health. That made a big difference because I began to make lifestyle changes that helped.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Aoleon The Martian Girl: The Luminess of Mars (Part #2) by Brent LeVasseur

Aoléon The Martian Girl: The Luminess of Mars (Book #2), written and illustrated by Brent LeVasseur
Aoleon Press
Published Feb 23, 2015
eBook, 90 pages

Our Thoughts:
Reviewed by Laura & Son

So the adventure continues in Part 2 of Aoleon The Martian Girl, a five-part sci-fi adventure novel for kids and adults alike. My son, Alessio and I loved Aoleon The Martian Girl: First Contact (Part #1) where we were introduced to a fun-loving teen Martian girl named Aoleon who came to visit Earth and ended up taking Gilbert, the Nebraskan farm boy back to Mars with her.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nature's Confession by J.L. Morin (Review and Giveaway)

Nature's Confession by J.L. Morin
Harvard Square Editions
ISBN: 978-0989596077
Published Jan 8, 2015
Trade paperback, 298  pages

My Review
Reviewed by Fil Piccolo

Nature's Confession packages environmental concerns in a YA sci-fi book. Our heroes’ world, ruined by villains who profit through environmental disaster, take it upon themselves to change what is wrong in their world. Forcing them to live as outcasts. And yet, as with any good cause, unexpected alliances show up from the most unexpected places, in this case the universe, as one would expect in a good sci-fi / cli-fi novel.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Calming the Chaos by Jackie Woodside (Review & Giveaway)

Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather Than Your Time by Jackie Woodside
Next Century Publishing
ISBN: 978-1629038223
Published April 7, 2015
Trade paperback, 232 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

I'm one of those people who likes reading self-help books, especially about time management and personal growth. I also like learning new things through non-fiction books. When this book came to my attention, I was curious. I'm not into yoga, but I do believe in consciousness. And this book is not about yoga at all.

The book cover shows a woman who is calm even while surrounded by chaos. So fitting for this topic. Self-awareness can bring us to this calmness and Jackie Woodside has written an easy to follow and effective guide on how to become productive by managing one's energy.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What They See by Jennifer Swanson (Review and Giveaway!)

What They See: How to Stand Out and Shine in Your New Job by Jennifer Swanson
Influence Publishing
ISBN: 978-1771410991
Published May 2015
Trade paperback, 220 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Laura Fabiani

When I applied for my first job about 26 years ago, it was pretty obvious what an employer expected from me. But times have changed and what was taboo years ago is okay today so that the lines are blurred when it comes to work expectations. Jennifer Swanson, an expert in the field of communications and human relations has written a nifty book or perhaps I should call it a manual on how to stand out and shine in your new job.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Outlaw Trigger (Epic #2) by Lee Stephen

Outlaw Trigger (Epic #2) by Lee Stephen
Stone Aside Publishing
ISBN: 978-0978850814
Published Sept 25, 2007
Trade Paperback, 300 pages

My Review
Reviewed by Guest Reviewer Fil Piccolo

Three months ago, I reviewed the first book in the Epic series by Lee Stephen called Dawn of Destiny, a military sci-fi action adventure story about alien invasion and a crew of men and women commissioned to protect the Earth. It was a good beginning to this series, but it was the full cast audiobook version of Dawn of Destiny with soundtrack that really impressed me and brought out Stephen's novel. You can read my review of it here. If you like listening to audiobooks of the sci-fi genre, you need to try this one.