#BookReview – Imagine A Fly by Martin Sommerdag

The blurb reads,

“Just like a common housefly, a man’s love cannot be contained in a jar and must be set free. A story about love. A true love story, if you can imagine it.”

This was really unlike any other book that I’ve read before. The storyline is weird and lyrical and it made me think. The author gets one thing right, you do need to imagine the story to feel it, to understand it.

Life is fickle. Death is even more fickle. Losing a loved one is never easy. The feeling you get when life is taken away is horrible. And what is even more horrible is not being there with your loved one.

I understand the need to contain your love and hold on to it as strongly as possible. Sometimes love makes you want to just hold on to your loved one and never let him go. I feel that several times. But that’s not the right way. Love breathes when it is let free. You have to trust that your love will draw the person back to you. And that I feel is the essence of this book.

To love and then to let go trusting that the love will return back. That in itself takes a herculean effort.

This was a good read. It involved considerable mind chow which I like and a fair bit of imagination. But the message is beautiful and clear. Martin is a filmmaker and I love how filmmakers can put across things just ever so beautifully.

Martin can be found on Facebook! Go check out his work and his films for some excellent viewing!

#GuestPost – America’s Reality Today by Jamell Crouthers

The concept behind me writing America Under Mind Control was to enlighten people on how much we are controlled mentally on a daily basis. What we fail to realize is society programs and trains our minds to act and be a certain way. Whether we know it or not, we surely don’t take the time to understand the messages being conveyed to us everyday.

From the moment we are coherent and able to speak as little children, there are messages being told to us. While we don’t realize that as children, as we get older, we should start to grasp the concept that the world does anything and everything to control our minds and keep us separated from each other.

Let’s just take the education system for example, which is something I do delve into toward the end of my book, do you remember anything that you were taught in school? Besides the basics of learning the alphabet, learning to write and simple functions of math, how much of what you were taught actually relates to your life?

You ever take the time to question what you were taught in your history books and science books? Probably not because you took everything those teachers taught you at face value. Meanwhile, a lot of it were all lies but at this point, how much do we care?

We were taught to be obedient in school, respect authority, don’t question what you’re being told. You ever catch yourself sitting with someone or in a meeting with people and you have your hands folded most of the time? Yup, that was indoctrinated into your mind and you subconsciously do it now because you did it so much repetitively that it’s ingrained in your mind.

This all works perfectly into a Corporate America environment where you are to respect authority, don’t challenge the big bosses and do what your told. America teaches you to go to college, bury yourself in debt, get a plethora of degrees only to be paying loans back a large percentage of your life which makes you what?

You ever notice you’re not taught the most important aspects of life? Critical thinking, cognitive thinking, challenging yourself and others. The most important things you learn in life you learn on your own or through others, opening a bank account, money management, stocks and bonds, buying a car, buying a home, building and growing your own business. Imagine if we were taught through hands on experiences (which is what life mostly is when you think about it), but that’s not what the rich and wealthy want from you.

Take the time to just think about that alone and then imagine how many other things the wealthy people are doing to control your mind. I tackle things such as music and radio, television, our shopping habits, print media, gun control, technology, credit cards, gambling, student loans, the food you eat, politics, diseases and medicine and many other things.

Until we start understanding and realizing the world around us, we will continue to be average, we aren’t meant to live a life like that. If you have an open mind about life and the world, my book is definitely worth reading, it’s available on Amazon and other bookstores.

Jamell can be found at :

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Sometimes I feel weird with the attention, says Child Author David Noah Kittle-Pals

He amazed and surprised me with his book Shark Tanked. His age, blew my sockets off. Get to know this child prodigy and brilliant author, David Noah Kittle-Pals in his first ever blog interview

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1. How Old are you?

David: I am 11 years old

 

2. Wow! A published novel at such a young age! How did you start writing?

David: My mom got me started on writing novels

 

3. What inspired you to write Shark Tanked?

David: My Teacher had me do an assignment to do 3 leads for a Book about Sharks.

a) Picture Book

b) Mystery Book

c) Info- Book

I chose to do a picture cum mystery book. And Shark Tanked was born

 

4. What research did you do for Shark Tanked?

David: I didn’t research much but my grandparents live in Michigan. I’ve been there many times.

 

5. How do you like to spend your summer vacations? Is there any specific memory you would like to share?

David: I like spending my vacations playing with my friends online but a specific memory is going to a Michigan cottage with my friends

 

6. What more can we expect from your pen?

David: My Pen? Right here, writing the next question. Okay, I’m working on another novel now. It should be done by spring. I have currently written 9000 words.

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7. How has the response to your book been?

David: So far? Everyone has liked it.

 

8. How does it feel to be Author David?

David: Sometimes I feel……weird!

 

9. Who is your favourite author/ what is your favourite book?

David: I don’t know the author’s name now, but I like his Percy Jackson books (Rick Riordan)

 

David’s novel can be found on Amazon

I was bullied as a child, says S.J Hermann, author of Morium

After self-publishing his Urban Fantasy novel, Morium, S.J Hermann gets candid about his life and writing.

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Q: How did you start writing?

A: I used to write stories way back in High School. Started many, and finished none of them. I never found the motivation to complete the ones I started. 

 

Q: How has the self publish journey been?

A: It has been more work than I anticipated. More work has gone into marketing the book than actually writing it. As the release date gets closer, nerves start to take over, and I keep asking myself if there was anything I may have missed. I have read my story so many times, none of it makes sense. All the letters become a jumbled mess like a crossword puzzle.

 

Q: Tell me about your childhood

A: I grew up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago. Most of my book Morium relates to some of my experiences growing up, with the exceptions of gaining special abilities. I was bullied during my school years and at least one of the things that happen to one of the characters happened to me.

 

Q: What do you do when you encounter ‘writers block’ 

A: Move on to do something else. I take step away from the computer. If I get stuck on a certain part, I forget about it, then it usually hits me when I least expect it. I am a painter so I usually go and paint a landscape to clear my head.

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Q: What more do we see from you ahead?

A: I am currently writing the second part of the Morium trilogy. After that, I have many more stories floating in my mind.

 

Q: Any tips for newbies?

A: Write. Write some more. Then write even more. Never give up even if you think your story is not good enough. Who knows, you might have a diamond in the rough waiting to be unleashed to readers everywhere.

 

Thank you so much for that lovely interview!

 

A #Fairytale Delight: Bootie and the Beast by Falguni Kothari

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The Blurb reads,

Fairytales don’t end with True Love’s Kiss, they begin with one…

Diya Mathur (aka Beauty), celebrated supermodel and Party Princess of India, is adored by everyone. She works hard, plays hard, and has the biggest shoe fetish on the planet. But after she purchases one baby bootie, Diya’s reputation is in ruins. There’s only one place to escape the rumours – Texas, under the protection of her lifelong friend, and secret love, Krish Menon (aka the Beast).

21838932Financial whizz-kid, CFO and entrepreneur, Krish is a brooding workaholic with a charisma that still brings Beauty Mathur to her knees. He has no idea, of course! They’ve shared a bond since childhood – a special friendship that thrives on sparring, teasing and goading – but with Diya back in his life and under his roof, Krish’s latent desire for her explodes. And when he finally admits to the secret that has never allowed him to commit to any woman – especially Diya – everything changes. Krish might finally realise how much he wants his Beauty. But he won’t get her until Diya has tamed her Beast.

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Falguni Kothari is a non-traditional homemaker who accidently tripped on a misplaced soccer ball and fell down the writer’s rabbit hole. Having no more experience with the whole writing/publishing shebang than being a voracious reader and movie buff, it more than surprised her that she could, in fact, write a full-length novel.

Now, several manuscripts down, when she is not trying to find a way out of her many domestic duties or cajoling her Latin dance coach to compose a rumba on Bollywood music, she is found embroiled in some or other scandal—sorry, creating stories—on her ever-faithful laptop.

She’s authored Bootie and the Beast,It’s Your Move, Wordfreak!andScrabbulous Impressions, a short story. She rumbasacross a whole smorgasbord of Social Media daily and loves to connect with most living things.

#Quotables 4 by Celine Healy

We tend to simplify who we are by telling people what we do. This allows people to put us in a box and they can make up their minds about whether or not this is useful information and whether they want to continue further conversation with you.

– Celine Healy

Author, How to Write and Publish a Non Fiction Book in 10 Easy Steps

Find her book on Amazon