The Plan by Raven H. Price

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Multi-book author Raven Price introduces us to The Plan:

As a young child, Rachel Parody has a very special relationship with Jesus. By his side, she explores a magical place, is comforted, and encouraged to not live in fear. Over time, Rachel and Jesus lose contact and evil demons use their time of separation to steer her into the ways of the world. Not until her heart is completely broken and her mind is convinced she is headed for hell will she seek a face-to-face encounter again with her Savior. At the age of thirty-four, Rachel learns to rely and depend on her childhood friend once again. He teaches her the truth and then introduces her to the love of her life.
Because of her horrific past, many years later, Rachel’s need to be a good example for young women in her church drives her to worry over their romantic influences. When she notices a series of books and movies enslaving them with lustful desires, her interest gets piqued. After investigating the books, these stories don’t repulse her but become a catalysis for Rachel to share the love of Jesus with these girls. But the fantasy appeal of the characters enthralls the girls more than helping them see there is a true immortal named, Jesus. She tried many ways to share how this love story between a mortal and a vampire was written from references out of the Bible’s ‘Song of Solomon.’ but no one would listen.
Once Rachel realizes her efforts were futile, she asks Jesus to calm her obsession and send someone who could reach the younger generation with His loving nature. Instead of sending Rachel help, Jesus convinces her to write her own story. Exposing her past was not in Rachel’s plan, but giving her life away as an example was His.
Will Rachel tell everything?

This book details some of the in-the-trenches warfare in the battle between Good and Evil over one human soul. It describes the planning, efforts, and effects spiritual forces can have on people. We make choices in our lives without always being aware of being manipulated by these forces.

Raven has made some deliberate choices in the structure of the book and makes this work very well. She explains it succinctly in the Prologue. The author handles POV with great dexterity; there is no head hopping allowed and I appreciate the clarity it brings to her book. Her book is easy to read.

This story is about Rachel, a person growing into a complete commitment in her spiritual life. Many are seeking their way along a spiritual path and this book brings some much-needed light. I greatly appreciate the steps she went through as it mirrored many of my own steps.

I loved the book for many reasons, it gets a score of 4.7 of 5 stars! The score would have been higher except for a double handful of spelling errors.

You can buy The Plan:

https://www.amazon.com/The+Plan+by+Raven+Price

https://www.amazon.co.uk/the+Plan-Raven-H-Price-ebook

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34214742-the-plan

You can follow Raven:

https://twitter.com/Roaringpurr

http://ravenhprice.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Roaringpurr

https://www.linkedin.com/in/raven-price

https://www.pinterest.com/ravenhprice/

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This review is written by Mark Schultz,  the Word Refiner, Typo-Buster and Hyper-speller  at http://wordrefiner.com

Book Review of Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors

I recently read Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors by Ian H. Sutherland in the hopes of learning how to build my audience a little faster than currently. It’s a good book with lots of helpful information on growing your Twitter followers and staying active without spending massive amounts of time on Twitter. However, it could use some updates. When I checked on the current prices and features of some of his recommended tools, I found that the price had significantly changed on some of them and that the features offered had been reduced in some instances. One, in particular, was RoundTeam. The price is higher than he states in the book and you get fewer retweets in a 24 hour period than what is stated in the book. He also recommends using Socialoomph, Tweepi, Paperli, and URL shorteners for prettier links. From reading this book thoroughly and investigating the sites he recommends, I think there will be times when it will take more than 15 mins a day if you implement all of his suggestions, especially those in the once a month section. Also, since I follow this author on Twitter I have noticed that his account has been suspended by Twitter (most likely for spam) several times. In fact, at the time of this writing it is suspended. Therefore, I would be cautious of following all of his advice on this and make frequent checks on your Twitter account if you do to make sure your tweets are not too similar too often. There is an end note that says the author is still collecting data on this subject and may use it to make an updated or second book. I hope he does. I have implemented some of his suggestions. I will see now if they work. Overall, I think it is still worth the money and time invested to read this book. I also think the author is on the right track of streamlining social media for authors, but a little more work may be needed yet to perfect it. I rated this book 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.

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Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors: Twitter techniques to help you sell your book  - in under 15 minutes a day! by [Sutherland, Ian H]

Review written and posted by Elizaveta Katrinova

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The Bookshop and The Junglest by Robert L. Perrine

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When a mysterious book appears on the coffee table of Maggy and Ethan’s house, they have no idea of the adventure in store for them. They discover a magical bookshop and its wildly eccentric proprietor, Mr.Catterwall, as well as his geriatric kitty, Achebe. But when the children are pulled into one of the books, they find themselves at the mercy of the Junglest and its many residents. The Junglest is a beautiful place where stories grow on trees. But Maggy and Ethan aren’t the first to ever visit this magical land. The Pharess has come before them, and she has plans for a story all her own. So come in reader. Come in. Pull up a nice place under a blue tree, and enjoy the story. But fair warning: Not all stories are safe. Here there be Bearguars.

This is a book that a bearguar would love, actually I think just about anyone would love this book! It is so entertaining, and the storyline is quite creative. There will be no spoilers from me.

Robert’s writing is absolutely delightful, it’s clear and easy to follow. His descriptive powers are well developed. POV is clear, action is abundant, and dialog is very appropriate. There is very little head hopping, which I appreciate greatly.

This story is filled with beauty and wonder which most middle-grade kids will love. There are a few tense moments but nothing too overwhelming. For younger kids, this story should be read to them. This could become a favorite of many generations and almost all ages.

The bookshop and Junglest gets 4.9 stars, the score would have been higher except for the handful of spelling errors I found.

You can buy this book:

https://amazon.com/Bookshop-Junglest-Robert-Perrine-ebook

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bookshop-Junglest-Robert-Perrine-ebook

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34016013-the-bookshop-and-the-junglest

You can follow the author:

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This review is written by Mark Schultz,  the Word Refiner, Typo-Buster and Hyper-speller  at http://wordrefiner.com

Dark Side of Sunset Pointe: A Lance Underphal Mystery volume 1 by Michael Allan Scott

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Unturned Stones by Jerry A Young

If you haven’t read any of the books yet by indie author  Jerry A Young this may be one you want to try. It’s called Unturned Stones, and it is a detective mystery, thriller, suspense story. I’ve included the blurb for you from Amazon as it appears on the site.

Amazon Blurb

Jack Barrett is living the good life. Finally making enough from his detective novels to retire from his job as a homicide detective at the Columbus Police Department, he now lives in a lakefront cabin at Indian Lake. His neighbor is a beautiful former FBI agent now running the Wolf Island Inn, and their relationship is progressing nicely. Then he is invited to meet the beautiful Cassie, a singer/songwriter he’s been a fan of for years when she comes to Ohio for a concert. So life just keeps getting better! That is, until a widow in his writers group gives him an old, unfinished manuscript her husband left her when he was killed in the Silver Bridge Collapse 30 years earlier. And a box of interview tapes. The content of which will threaten Jack and all he cares about with their very lives.
It seems the newly elected young President and his wife have a secret, and Jack is warned to leave it alone. But they don’t know Jack, as it turns out, is a stone cold killer himself…

It has one review so far that helps build interest for the story. The review is from a verified Amazon user.

Top customer reviews

on June 14, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

“Unturned Stones has a storyline that is pretty unique. Novelist Jack Barrett receives an unpublished manuscript from the widow of the author. The story was intended to be about alien abductions and UFO conspiracies, but the author was killed in the Silver Bridge collapse before he could finish it.

Thirty years later, Jack gets into the manuscript along with taped recordings of the interviews, including an interview with a young boy who had been abducted over and over through the course of several months.

Also, the country has just elected the youngest man ever to become President of the United States. At thirty-five, he and his twenty-five-year-old wife are celebrated as the new JFK and Jackie.

As Jack and his neighbor Kat, a retired FBI agent and their friend Red, a retired ex-boxer who had recently won the lottery, investigate strange goings-on with UFO activity over Washington DC and mysterious men in black that can walk through snow without leaving tracks. The events get stranger and more weird as the days go by, followed by attempts on their lives.

This is a fair story that keeps the reader guessing. It’s packed with humorous dialogue and serious action.

There are quite a few spelling mistakes contained that could use a proofreader’s deft hand. One of the characters, Kat, is spelled Hat on numerous occasions. Quotation marks are exchanged with asterisks in several instances. A few sentences just don’t make sense at all. The word sheer is spelled shear every time.

In spite of all these errors, this is a wonderful story. Give it a try, I think you’ll enjoy it.”

 

Kindle, Nook, Kobo and Apple iBook readers! I am pleased to announce that “Unturned Stones” a Jack Barrett Mystery Book 1 is now available on Amazon, B&N Nook, Kobo, Google Play and on Apple ibooks!

Click on your preferred link below:

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**NOTE: Author was offered a free revised book cover and blurb but refused. Author has shown no interests thus far in making further proofreading endeavors.**

Affirmations for Family Caregivers (Family Caregivers Series Book 2) by Harriet Hodgson

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Prolific author Harriet Hodgson introduces us to the second volume in the Family Caregivers series: Affirmations for Family Caregivers:

Harriet Hodgson has cared for three generations of family members—her mother, husband, and twin grandchildren. The affirmations in this book come from Harriet’s eighteen years of caregiving experience, with more years to come. In 2013 her husband’s aorta dissected and he had three emergency operations. Surgeons managed to save her husband’s life, but he suffered a spinal stroke during the last operation, and his legs are paralyzed. Hodgson is his caregiver and, when she needed a boost, she started writing affirmations. Once she started, Hodgson couldn’t stop writing them, and a few dozen grew into the hundreds in this collection. “Affirmations are a form of self-care,” Hodgson explains. “Reading an affirmation in the morning can set the tone for your caregiving day.”

Harriet knows being a caregiver is hard work. She has done it for a long time and has brought forth a marvelous book to assist those who lovingly care for others.

This book is not just a breath of fresh air for someone toiling day in and day out for a loved one, it is genius! It provides a moment of respite and encouragement for those showing love every waking minute.

These affirmations directly acknowledge the difficulties that can beset the caregiver, supports overcoming them and respects the caregiver as well as the receiver of care.

Affirmations for Family Caregivers gets 5 STARS! I love this book!

You can buy this book:

https://www.amazon.com/Affirmations-Family-Caregivers-Book

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Affirmations-Family-Caregivers-Book

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25589744-affirmations-for-family-caregivers

You can follow Harriet Hodgson:

https://twitter.com/healthmn1

http://www.harriethodgson.com/

http://www.harriethodgson.com/blog

https://www.pinterest.com/harriethodgson1/

This review is written by Mark Schultz,  the Word Refiner, Typo-Buster and Hyper-speller  at http://wordrefiner.com