Conversations with the Past Book Tour & Giveaway!!

Conversations With the Past
How to Let Go of the Past, Redefine Your Present, and Create a Positive Future
by Dr. Aura Imbarus
Genre: Self-Help, Nonfiction
There are no accidents in this life―and the more aware we become, the more we’re able discover the patterns that challenge, elevate, and enlighten us. In Conversations with the Past, Dr. Aura Imbarus delves into many of the profound experiences she’s had over the years―from emotional breakdowns to spiritually elevated states―in order to help people discover and understand their own purpose in life. Through this exploration, we will all be inspired to examine our own lives and take the necessary steps to enhance our happiness and well-being.
Emotional, physical, and spiritual experiences are all part of the intricate, interwoven tapestry of existence. And though it may sometimes feel like finding our life’s purpose is difficult and elusive, Dr. Imbarus demonstrates how it can, and will, be revealed to the curious mind and willing heart.
Dr. Aura Imbarus is an awarded educator, freelance journalist, motivational speaker, and author of the critically acclaimed Amazon best-seller and Pulitzer Prize entry, Out of the Transylvania Night: A Story of Tyranny, Freedom, Love and Identity (Bettie Youngs Books, 2010), a memoir detailing her life in Romania during the Communist regime, and an upcoming self-help book, Conversations with the Past: A Journey Home (Rainbow Ridge Books, Sept 2020). She was featured on NBC, ABC, CNBC, Good Morning San Diego, Forbes Romania, etc.
She is also the president and founder of See Beyond Media, a company focusing on adolescents’ challenges in the 21st century, having as its launching platform See Beyond Magazine(www.seebeyondmag.com) and of Raw and Real with Leo and Aura podcast, where on a light and humorous tone she is examining and dissecting social issues. Dr. Imbarus is a licensed hypnotherapist, having trained with Dr. Brian Weiss and Dr. Wanita Holmes.
She sits on the Advisory Board of CA Ballet, is a member of Royal Society of St. George, SACC – Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce; she is also one of the founding members of RACC – Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce, CA.
In her free time she is taking ballroom dancing. She loves car racing, skiing, yoga, sailing and traveling.
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The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing Book Blitz & Giveaway!!

The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing
Savvy Writer’s Book #2
By Kim Knight
Genre: Self-Help, Writing, Nonfiction
Compared to novel writing, short stories and novellas need special and different skills that every writer should master. Readers love shorter stories! From Kim Knight, the award-winning and number #1 best-selling author of 365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance writers, The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing writer’s reference is perfect for both seasoned and aspiring writers of all genres. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing will help you perfect, sharpen, and increase your skills and abilities when writing engaging shorter stories, novellas, or novelettes for both stand-alone and series stories. With detailed and practical steps, the sole aim of this guide is to help writers confidently write within a high demand and well-paid market. With easy-to-engage-with chapters, discover the practical art of short story and novella writing. The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing includes practical exercises to help you master the skills to write your next series of stories:
•Story-telling styles for short stories: how and why it should differentiate from novel writing.
•Character development with limited word count.
•Strengthening themes and plots with limited word count.
•Where and how to start a shorter story to capture reader’s attention.
•Creating compelling stories with peaks and satisfying endings for readers, with a small word count.
•Learn about the market, paid writing contests, and where to submit shorter stories.
Each chapter has a dedicated writing space for every practical exercise, and for plotting your ideas and characters. Writing compelling shorter stories with meaning, and well developed characters is not easy! But, with The Art of Short Story and Novella Writing, you will ramp up your skills set and become a master of the technique. Note: the paperback will allow writers to make notes, carry out the exercises, and throw away the hundreds of notepads us writers have sitting around.
Available in e-book ( $2.99) and paperback ($5.99) , audio version on its way!
Kim was born in 1983 and from London in the UK. She’s a mother to a beautiful little boy, and a proud award-winning author (awarded Best Romance 2017 for A Stranger in France), and #1 Best-Selling Author (365 Days of Writing Prompts for Romance Writers). She’s also a contribution writer at Aspiring Authors Magazine LLC. Kim started her journey as a traditionally published author and later dived into self-publishing also.
As a reader she’s head over heels in love with romance, historical fiction, crime fiction, African- American, suspense and thriller genre books. As a writer, Kim enjoys creating stories with a diverse and multi-cultural line up, within the romance, romantic suspense and general thriller and crime genres. When she’s not reading, or writing stories of her own her other passions include practising her French, astrology, fashion, make-up artistry, drawing, spending time at her sewing machine dressmaking, watching make -up and beauty tutorials on YouTube, letter writing and being a mum.
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For Better or Worse Book Tour & Giveaway!!

For Better or Worse
To The Woman Who Loves an Alcoholic
by Merideth Deeds
Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help
Marriage can be hard at times. Loving your alcoholic husband for better or worse is even harder, sometimes almost impossible; That is, until you look to God and His Word. There you will find all that you need to know in order to navigate through this journey that unfortunately, has many unknowns. He is the source of your strength in what feels like such a hopeless situation.
God will never give you anything that you cannot handle with Him by your side.
You are to be admired for staying committed to your husband despite his sickness and for honoring the marriage vow that you made not only to your husband, but above all, to God. Take heart! God raised Jesus from the grave! He can and He wants to deliver your husband and heal both of your hearts from the heartache that alcoholism brings into lives.
**Only .99 cents!!**
I am a native of Texas, born and raised in a small town. I graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree and from Tarleton State University in 2019 with a Master’s in English and Curriculum. I currently am a full time teacher, mother, and wife.
God has put writing on my heart in order to inspire and encourage others that are currently or have experienced similar tribulations in life. My hope is that my stories will give others hope and comfort through the trials they face throughout their lives.
My first story, Lonely Road of Faith, is inspired by real-life events and me and my husband’s broken paths that eventually led back to each other and to God.
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Expose Yourself Book Tour & Giveaway!!

Expose Yourself
by Erin Louis
Genre: Non-Fiction, Self Help, Humor
After her first two books about the stripper world and her memoirs, Erin Louis offers us her new self-help book promoting critical thinking and self-confidence through humor, challenging insights, and her own true stories. A cross between “Fifty Shades of Grey” and “The God Delusion”, Ms Louis titillates as she enlightens readers. You will learn how to find the freedom to be yourself, find confidence to take risks, and change your life. This book will show you how. As she says, you don’t even have to get naked to do it, she’s done that for you.
**There will be a Kindle countdown deal starting on May 20th and ending May 27th, the starting price will be $.99 and will end at the original price of $4.99. !!**
Growing up in Southern California, surrounded by beautiful people, I struggled to find my identity. Every one else seemed to know who I was supposed to be, and how I was supposed to act, but their Idea of who I was didn’t quite fit with how I felt inside. I knew I was just different somehow. Expressing my true self came with criticism which caused me to question myself, and so began my search to find myself and the life I wanted to lead. Years of taking risks, enduring judgments, and self-doubt taught me that to be truly happy meant rejecting mainstream society’s idea of who I was supposed to be and what I was supposed to believe.
Somehow through all this, I have found the courage to show who I really am to the world. I hope to help lead others down the path to their own self-acceptance. My mission now is to help people live their best lives without the need to please other people who may be miserable in their own. Whether it be discarding dilapidated belief systems, unrealistic ideals, or simply the fear of judgment, finding the courage to be yourself can be daunting. By sharing my stories, I hope to show that you are ultimately in control of your own life, and that you alone have the power to control your own happiness. I hope to provide that little nudge you may need to tell the world to kiss your butt, because you are awesome just the way you are.
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The Next BIG Think! Possibilities Book Tour & Giveaway!!

The Next Big Think! Possibilities
by Azza Ezzat
Genre: Self-Help, Non Fiction
How often do you dream about your future? And I mean dream BIG about your future!
Do you have a higher, bigger vision for your life?
Do you want to take your business or career to the next level?
Could your relationships be deeper, more rewarding, and more meaningful?
Do you want to have a greater impact on the world, and know you are making a difference?
Would you like to develop an unshakable confidence in your ability to achieve any goal?
In The Next Big Think you’ll receive guidance and support to…
… TRANSITION from where you are to where you want to be.
… TAKE CONSCIOUS CONTROL of your life and results. Without knowing it you’ve already created everything in your life.
… CONNECT with your life purpose so everything you do feels meaningful and worthwhile.
…GENERATE CONCRETE PLANS that carry the power to change your life.
… FREE YOURSELF from lifelong blocks, crippling emotions and beliefs that hold you back.
… DEVELOP a new winning mindset that builds your confidence, fuels your growth, and support you in the achievement of your goals.
… CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY partnerships to stay focused, motivated, and accountable to achieve the things you set out to do.
You will be amazed how much your life can change!
My journey as an immigrant to the United States started in 1988 with my husband, my dreams, aspiration and hope. We adapted to the American way of life and was able to build our American dream.
Our American born children, Moustafa and Dena, have incorporated their heritage with American culture and are committed to education and helping others in the community.
Upon arrival to the United States, I worked as a waitress while pursuing my degree. In 1992, I obtained my master’s degree in nursing and began my career as a nurse practitioner.
We all share different challenges. The important thing is to never give up. Persistence is a great quality and one that we should all look to acquire.
In 2013, I wrote two books on leadership and empowerment while pursuing my Doctoral degree.
In 2015, I faced a real test of courage, I felt betrayed from within—I was diagnosed with cancer. I know that we all have struggles that we want to face on our own behind closed doors; we feel that if people were to discover them, we would be vulnerable and never looked at the same way.
I finally mastered the courage to stand before everyone and share my daily struggles. While doing chemotherapy, I attended classes for my doctorate and worked part-time.
I would be lying if I said I woke up every day feeling positive. However, I pushed through because that was the only option I had. I pursued the things that fulfilled my mind and wellbeing.
Keep pushing, stay positive and always believe.
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The Mini-Mindset Series Book Tour & Giveaway!

My Mini-Micro Mindset Manual
The Mini Mindset Series
by Neeta Oza
Genre: Self-Help, Wellness
My Mini-Mindest Manual is a must read A-Z guide for anyone who wants to know more about the power of mindset. This powerful little book is packed with simple tips, ideas and supportive words, to potentially turn your life around.
(Half of the authors royalties are donated to MIND charity)
Nominated for The Peoples Book Prize 2019
My Back To Basics Business Bible
The Mini Mindset Series
Genre: Self-Help, Business
My Back-To-Basics Business Bible is a must-read A-Z guide for anyone in need of a confidence-boost when setting up a business, becoming an entrepreneur, or building a start-up. Those early days in a new business can be a steep challenge, and in this powerful little pocket-book, fitness entrepreneur, Neeta Oza, shares an indispensable mini-guide to how she helps herself during times of doubt, and times of delight. A must-read that you can dip in and out of without taking up too much of your precious time, this little book will lift up everyone who needs some words of comfort and advice during the tumultuous early days of entrepreneurship. My Back-To- Basics Business Bible is packed with pearls of wisdom the author has learnt from many people, near and far. Starting her own fitness business changed Neeta’s life in many amazing ways, and she is constantly learning from this journey; all day, every day! Written as part of her own life journey, this powerful little book is packed with simple tips, ideas and supportive words, to potentially turn your life around. It is part of a Mini Mindset Series designed to help people at various stages of their lives, relationships and careers.
My Fun-Filled Fitness Folio
The Mini Mindset Series
Genre: Self-Help, Fitness
My Fun-Filled Fitness Folio is an inspirational A-Z guide to keeping fit by Yoga and Pilates instructor, and all-round health, fitness and wellbeing lover, Neeta Oza. This powerful little book offers tips and inspiration to keep newbies – through to fitness fanatics – on track, to keep life flowing during times of finesse and fireworks. Neeta Oza is a Yoga and Pilates instructor, blogger, writer, and all-round health, fitness and wellbeing lover, who started her fitness business in 2017. Written as part of her own life journey, this powerful little book is packed with simple tips, ideas and supportive words, for those who simply love fitness, to those who absolutely loathe it – but are prepared to give fitness a try! My Fun-Filled Fitness Folio is part of a best-selling Mini Mindset Series designed to help people at various stages of their lives, relationships and careers including My Mini Micro Mindset Manual (January 2019), My Back To Basics Business Bible (May 2019) and My Super-Compact Self-Care Script (December 2019).
My Super Compact Self-Care Script
The Mini Mindset Series
Genre: Self-Help, Self-Care
My Super-Compact Self-Care Script is a must-read A-Z guide for anyone who needs a helping hand to learn self-care strategies for life. Self-care is not selfish, far from it, nor is it a millennial buzzword with no real meaning. Neeta Oza, fitness entrepreneur and author, has created this mini micro manual for anyone who understands they need to step-up their self-care skills in order to bring their best to their health, relationships, life and work.
This book is for anyone who wants to boost their wellbeing
through self-esteem, rest and relaxation, and time-out to help them feel more in control, balanced and happy…but could do with some friendly guidance as to how, what, where and when!
We can be the masters of looking after everyone else, but it can be more difficult to learn – and remember – to care for ourselves. Neeta shows small steps that can be adopted into daily life to take us on a lifetime journey towards self-care. Neeta’s latest mini manual offers practical and realistic suggestions that can be applied with ease to add a sprinkle of self-care to our lives.
Read alongside My Mini-Micro Mindset Manual (January 2019), My Back-To-Basics Business Bible (May 2019), My Fun- Filled Fitness Folio (September 2019), My Super-Compact Self-Care Script is a wonderful addition to this hugely popular series.
Neeta Oza is on a mission to show people that health and fitness is not something only available to those with buckets of money to throw around! This book series is for anyone passionate about making a change to their life, their wellbeing and their health.
Neeta is an EA, Yoga & Pilates Instructor, & Author. Her 1st book – ‘My Mini-Micro Mindset Manual’ came out in Jan 2019. 50% of her proceeds for MMMMM are going to MIND Charity. All 4 of her books are part of an A-Z Self-Help Series. She is hoping to inspire and be inspired through the powerful beauty of writing!
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How to Stay Motivated and Reach Your Goals, by Grant Andrews, PHD – 3 Star Review

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While this book presents useful information on obtaining your goals and how to efficiently execute them, I felt it was very repetitive. It was as though the author simply repeated the same information in different words for the three to four paragraphs following an executable step, and I found that to be tedious. I did enjoy that the author included real life struggle-to-success stories, and found that information inspiring.

The cover, however, is not eye-catching and the only indication of what to find inside the pages is the title. Even for a non-fiction book, I think that more trouble could have been placed into creating a moderately-descriptive cover.

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Peer Pressure Vs. True Friends, by Dr. Orly Katz- Five Star Review

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“Peer Pressure vs. True Friends” by Dr. Orly Katz addresses some very real issues that kids of all ages face in today’s society- well, that they’ve always faced, in all eras and societies. Peer pressure is a very real problem, and this book teaches kids how to deal with that problem without droning on and sounding like a text book. Between the worksheets and personal stories about the author herself, the book becomes a very personal, touching, sincere guide to overcoming peer pressure, and it gets kids started on working through it immediately. I’m going to save this book for that not-so-distant future when my own daughter will be able to read it, because the truth is that she’ll be able to put it to good use. I highly recommend this to parents of primary school students, primary school students themselves, or even teachers of primary school. Whether you believe your child/student needs this book or not, I can tell you that they will certainly benefit from it, beyond the shadow of a doubt.

*This review was written by Chelsea*

 

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Passions, Strengths, & Self Esteem, by Dr. Orly Katz- Four Star Review

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“Passions, Strengths, and Self Esteem!” by Dr. Orly Katz is basically an essential guide to surviving junior high. I enjoyed the book, and thought it contained some very good information. Although I haven’t been in junior high for many years, it hasn’t been so long that I don’t remember what it was like. This guide would have helped me tremendously during those years where instead, I sort of went it alone and figured it out as I went. My only issue with the entire book was that it seemed slightly more repetitive than necessary. That’s just me though, and remember that I’m a grown woman looking at this. I loved the personal stories and thought it made this a more insightful, personalized self help guide. I also thought the ‘worksheets’ made the point very clear, and it also gave kids a chance to really make the book personal- to think about what they were going to do, how they were going to do it, and why they were going to do it. I would recommend this book to anyone with children in junior high, and to junior high students, whether you think you/they need it or not.

*This review was written by Chelsea*

 

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A Woman’s Voice (Volume One) by Dolores Ayotte/ Four Star Review

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When I first began reading this book, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. I knew that it would be a series of short stories, but I didn’t think that they would be told in a first-person manner, through the eyes (and experiences) of the author. I’m very glad that it did turn out that way, however, because I truly enjoyed reading it. It gave me the opportunity to reflect upon some of the things in my life, both good and bad, and think about ways in which I could either change or move on from the bad, and turn it into good as well. In the strangest way, I experienced a feeling much like those I felt when my own mother used to talk to me about the past experiences in her life. I have always enjoyed learning from the wisdom of my elders, and this book was just that. I highly recommend this book to any woman who needs a few words of wisdom in a way that doesn’t make you feel ‘talked down’ too. I’m glad I had the opportunity to read this compilation of short stories, and I think that you will be too.

*This review was done by Chelsea*

 

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