Interview with J. E. Anzalone, author of Collision Course

Posted in Uncategorized on November 19, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

Please state your name and location. (city and State or Province, Country)
My name is J.E. Anzalone (Eric Anzalone)—Monroe Township, New Jersey USA.

Tell us the title and publisher of your book:
Collisions Course – Dog Ear Publishing.

Tell us about yourself:
In 1995 I replaced Glenn Hughes as “The Biker/Leatherman” in the disco super group the Village People. Outside of the VP, I’ve appeared on stages around the world in various capacities—including playing the role of Berger in the European Tour of HAIR, as the guitarist in the NYC based punk band SiR, and as a singer for Princess Cruises. From 1991-93 I starred as Donatello in the world tour of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Coming Out of Our Shells, and later as Raphael in the specials A Turtles’ Christmas and Turtle Tunes, and in various TV programs, including Lifestyles of the Rich & Famous. I am the host of a webcast show What Matters Most (http://www.experiencenirvana.org/what-matters-most.html)
And I have a monthly podcast called Make Your Own Music. (http://www.experiencenirvana.org/make-your-own-music-by-eric-anzalone.html).

I was born in Dayton, OH, grew up in Santa Barbara, CA, and I studied music and theatre at the University of Miami, FL. In 2012, I graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a degree in Film and Media.
I’ve written and developed many TV scripts and screenplays, including a show I created for VH1 in 2001, but Collisions Course is my first novel. I have a 14 year old daughter, and though I spend about 200 days a year on the road, I call New Jersey home.

When was the book released?:
Collisions Course was released in February 2012.

Give us an overview of your book.
In 1984, a group of friends use a unique homework assignment to make a pact, promising to reunite twenty years in the future…with two catches: 1) No matter where you find yourself in 2004, you must come alone—leave the husband, wife, lover, and kids at home. 2) No strings attached. Their idea? To recapture youthful abandon and embrace old friendships with no strings attached. In 2004, with clear disregard for common sense, a group of friends showed up at The El Encanto Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA for a reunion. And they all came alone…or so they thought. I was at San Marcos High School in Santa Barbara, CA in the early 80s when a reunion plan was set into motion. My book, Collisions Course, is proof that life is not only stranger than fiction, it makes a great novel.

What inspired you to write this book?
There are no “accidents” in life, only “collisions,” and I’ve definitely had some interesting ones. After being told time and again, “Your life is like a movie…you should write a screenplay,” I decided to go for it, but instead of trying to cram it all into strict screenplay format, I opted to write a novel. Not everything in my book is based on ‘actual’ events, but the voice of the book is all me—my observations, my comments, my questions.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?
As I said, life is stranger than fiction. When people ask me, off the record, what’s real and what I’ve created, it’s fun to watch their expression. I’ve been arrested, hit by a car, and held hostage at gunpoint. I’ve toured the world as a musician, non-stop, for the past 20 years, my group has sold over 100 million records…I’ve been a super hero, played bingo with Cher in Des Moines, and was pointedly rude to Pink at a party in Sydney. Not that any of that makes me special—I’m still a dork—but it does separate me from most of the pack.

Where can people buy your book?
Collisions Course is available in print and eReader for Nook at Barnes and Noble.com: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/collisions-course-je-anzalone/1109141085?ean=9781457509414&itm=8&usri=collisions+course

In print and eReader for Kindle at Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Collisions-Course-J-E-Anzalone/dp/1457509415/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333133341&sr=8-1

In the U.K. available at Foyles.com: http://www.foyles.co.uk/item/Fiction-Poetry/Collisions-Course,JE-Anzalone-9781457509414

Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
I am not currently working on another book, but a lot of people have urged me to write a sequel to Collisions Course. I may revisit the group of friends from my book at some point—trust me, those “collisions” are still “coursing”—but at the moment I’m concentrating on a few other projects.

If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
I am indeed self-published—that said, I had an investor behind me. The best advice I could give fellow writers is to be AWARE of companies that promise you and your “best seller” the world! Unless you have a manager or a business-type helping you, you must stop thinking like an artist/writer and read between the lines of what these companies are promising you. I’m not saying the majority of these self-publishing companies won’t deliver, BUT fees can be inflated, and the “Professional Plan” might not be the best plan for a first-time author; even though they will try to sell you the soup-to-nuts, pricey plan, remember, you can always upgrade if everything is clicking. No matter what a company promises you, in terms of publicity, YOU MUST BE PROACTIVE! Even authors with big publishing houses are out there pushing their books. Other than that, I would say if you are going to self-publish, GET YOURSELF A GOOD EDITOR! Money is better spent on a trustworthy/seasoned editor than a flashy book cover. Just because your best-friend reads a book a week and was an English major, does not mean they are an editor. And don’t convince yourself you do not need an editor, or that you can do it yourself—DO NOT TRY TO CUT CORNERS. There are a lot of editors out there offering their services, BUT make sure the editor you choose wants to work on your book, is excited about the material, and can relate to you—you will get what you pay for, and if the editor you choose just wants a check, your novel will pay the price…trust me.

Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?
I have a bit of an advantage when it comes to marketing because of my past twenty years in entertainment. I have a great manager and, with the Village People, she has a calling card whenever she contacts a media outlet. One cool success we had, was right out of the gates, in May of 2012, she got me booked on the CBS morning TV show in Phoenix. I was there to graduate from ASU, but my manager tied the book into the trip—a fantastic angle! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QUjOhYinhs)

How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I found Allbooks Reviews through my manager.

Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
Yes, the low cost was a surprise! I love it…no hidden fees, no tricks, Allbooks Reviews is a wonderful resource and tool for writers—at this point, I can’t think of much more Allbooks Reviews could offer that they don’t already.

Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.

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Review of A Pocket Full of Voices by Alfred M. Albers

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

This who dunit is a fun little romp through the backstage worlds of stage magic and ventriloquism. Gary Egan is a ventriloquist whose rising career in a New Jersey casino threatens to self-destruct when he is charged with robbing a number of celebrity guests of high-value possessions. He calls his old friend John Michaels, a retired magician with a penchant for solving crime, to be a character witness. Murder is added to the mix as this tale of misdirection, conspiracy, robbery and revenge gets moving, and protagonist Michaels and his clever crew are in the best position to bring the key players out onto the stage of justice to take their bows.

This reviewer will not speculate as to whether author Albers breaks the magician’s code by revealing the tricks used by his fictional prestidigitator, Michaels. Suffice it to say that the descriptions of how he pulls off his illusions all seem plausible, but without the necessary equipment or experience it’s anybody’s guess as to whether the tricks work exactly as described. This book should probably be affixed with a “Magician’s Spoilers” warning label, just to be safe. If you prefer never to know how stage magicians ply their trade, this probably isn’t the book for you.

There’s no such well-known axiom about ventriloquism secrets, but in truth the amount of information revealed about this art is merely enough to whet the appetite of the curious. The reader will understand that “throwing one’s voice” is a sophisticated auditory illusion, and some of the general principles which make it possible. It’s unlikely that anyone would finish “A Pocket Full of Voices” and feel angry that their belief in ventriloquism has been forever shattered, but consider this a warning nevertheless.

It would be unfair to delve more into the details of the story itself, for this is a mystery, and has the right to unfold at its own pace. The pace itself, however, is sometimes slowed by the stunning level of detail with which every moment is described. As merely a reader of mysteries, this writer can only imagine how difficult it is to find the right mix of clues and false leads to keep the story moving. Too few clues and the tale seems implausible, but too many and the reader figures it out halfway through.

This author’s solution is to add more and more detail. The result are descriptions of actions and scenes which stretch on a good bit longer than is prudent, and conversations which often seem like interrogations. The responses to questioning are always far more in-depth than would seem credible. Skipping over a few of the longer passages took nothing away from understanding the tale.

Those concerns aside, “A Pocket Full of Voices” weaves an interesting tale that is full of fascinating information from the world of entertainment illusion. The details of how and where and when and whom are well thought-out, and as noted above, the tricks and capers are explained thoroughly. This is a fun little mystery that brings with it the spice of living the life of an entertainer, and what could be better than that?

Terence P Ward, Allbooks Review. http://www.allbooksreview.com
Title: A Pocket Full of Voices
Author: Alfred M. Albers
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-7414-6920-5

Review of Assassin’s Trap by author D. C. Shaftoe

Posted in Uncategorized on November 6, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

Back from his first adventures in the book; Forged in the Jungles of Burma, where he was kidnapped and interrogated, the ever suave MI-5 agent John Brock thrills us again with his continued espionage adventures. This time, Brock who is the head of counterterrorism for Great Britain’s secret service finds that his life is threatened by an unknown band of assassins. In Assassin’s Trap, Brock must use his cunning and skills to foil the would-be assassins while at the same time protecting his beloved wife from their clutches.

This book starts off with a bang-up car crash and continues it’s pace at the same speed never letting up on the proverbial gas. Brock always keeps his wits about him even when his life is in danger, while at the same time, behaves in a caring manner so that his wife won’t worry about his safety.

D.C. Shaftoe does a wonderful job of balancing the plot’s action with Brock’s real and endearing concern for his wife. She uses just the right amount of humor in her writing which helps to make all of her characters very real.

It’s a spy fantasy that resonates well with women – a sophisticated spy who has heart pounding adventure after adventure who is at the same time, a considerate husband who appreciates and respects his wife.
There’s more coming. The threat replayed in John’s mind as the rain poured down his already soaked body, the chill on his skin matching the chill in his heart.
When his mobile rang, he checked the caller ID. It was his wife. If he let the call go to voicemail, she might worry – and frankly, he could use a little Caroline right now.
Pausing to wipe the water from his phone, he answered, trying to keep his voice easy and light. “”What’s up?”

Packed with plenty of action, this book delivers what readers want – a married spy who cares as much about his relationship with his wife as he does his exciting job. Assassin’s Trap is an engaging story, well written, sported by referenced material, and filled with subtle humor. Shaftoe’s characters are real and the dialog moves the plot along. Assassin’s Trap certainly managed to capture this reader with its character’s exploits.
Reviewer: Wendy Thomas, Allbooks Reviews. http://www.allbookreviews.com
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Title: Assassin’s Trap
Author: D.C. Shaftoe
Publisher: iUniverse, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-4697-0057-1
Pages: 310
Price: 19.95
For more info: http://www.dcshaftoe.com
April 2012

Allbooks Review Nov. 2012 Newsletter

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

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FEATURE
Rejection! (Is your book REALLY that bad?)

Rejection. Oh, how it stings. Most of us have been through it during our lives seeking jobs, seeking love, seeking publication for our books.

Rejection hurts. It destroys our self-image (for a while, anyway) And it tears at the thin fabric in which we cocoon our fragile writer’s ego, protecting the inner belief that our work is valid.
A new writer recently emailed me after receiving a flurry of rejections from big agents. With a crushed spirit, she wrote:
“It makes no sense to me. If someone has written a book that is a good read, then why in the world would it not be recognized, published and read? The only answer that makes any sense is that it’s not a particularly good read after all.”
Alas, if it were only that simple. Let’s step back and take a look at the situation.
You wrote a book. Your instincts tell you it’s darned good. You envision an agent or publisher recognizing this and sweeping you up in their arms to share with the world. You dream of financial success, recognition, and that sweet validation that makes you feel you’re a “real” writer.
That elusive dream haunts just about every new writer I’ve ever known. Then, after years of toiling, burning the midnight or early morning oil, sweating and suffering and bleeding onto the pages—most realize, in time, that they’d better not quit their day jobs.
If every “good” book were accepted and published, we’d need a great deal more space to store and sell them. I’ve read that bookstores today stock only 2-3% of the published books in the world (physical books, not eBooks, of course.). Imagine all the “real” books that don’t end up on their shelves? Now imagine all the good books that never get published. It’s mind-boggling.
An enormous number of books are submitted annually to publishers, and only a relative handful of agents and editors scan through the 0.05% that are accepted for the slush pile. They often receive hundreds of submissions per day. Imagine reading 100 emails every single day from authors who want to be heard? It wouldn’t be hard to feel jaded in short order.
Publishers and agents have cut down their staffs, because of the economy, and it’s probably even harder for them to get through the slush piles now, with the fear of job loss if their next pick doesn’t bring in some cash.
There are plenty of horrible books submitted each year, too. But there are also hundreds, if not thousands, of very good books out there. Yours may be one of them. (If it isn’t, keep on working on your skills until it is.)
Are you in this boat? Have you had your books summarily dismissed by the powers that be, over and over again? Have you hired or courted superb writers to help you perfect your story? Have you scoured your book dozens of times for typos or inconsistencies? Have you researched the heck out of every point that needs confirmation? Have you assured yourself that your dialogue is crisp and believable? Have you hacked away at unnecessary adverbs and adjectives? Have you just plain told the story in the same voice you use to speak?

And has your book still been rejected? If not, drop down on your knees and count your lucky stars, for you are among one of the very few who got picked up at the starting gate. If so, let me share something with you.
Rejections may have nothing to do with the quality or value of your book. Most often, they have to do with the market, and what’s “hot” this season. It could be the mood of the agent or editor who’s reading your stuff, or the fact that your book slides between genres. Maybe it features young adults, but doesn’t follow someone’s blueprint for what a YA book needs to contain. Maybe it’s absolutely perfect for a publisher, but they’ve already filled the slot for your genre on their list this year. Maybe the first level editor falls in love with your book, but her boss doesn’t. Or you get all the way to the top of this year’s short list, only to be told you didn’t make the cut.
Sound familiar? If you don’t get picked up in the first five years by high profile agents or publishers, I recommend seeking a high quality small press. It’s not easy to get into their world, either. But you don’t usually need an agent, and they can provide a nurturing home for you, as well as help you get your books out to the public.
And let me tell you, friends, it’s that public, those lovely readers, who will provide the validation you’ve sought for so long. When the first person (who isn’t family or a friend) comes up to you and gushes over your characters, or when you receive that unsolicited email from a stranger who NEEDS your next book or “they’ll just die,” or that lady who’s been staring at you with stars in her eyes finally approaches you in the grocery store and says she wants to marry your lead character… that’s when the validation just washes through your writer’s soul. It’s even better than the glowing reviews.
So, the publishing game is tough, but it’s not hopeless. There is still a place for us in this intensely competitive world. Acceptance by a high profile firm does not necessarily equate to a good book, just as rejection doesn’t always equate to a bad book. Just look at the bestsellers out there. Some are quite odious, filled with plot holes, flat characters, and poor editing.
So, why bother? Even with staggering odds in today’s market, every year several “newcomers” are “discovered” and offered lucrative contracts. It does happen. We hear about it all the time. The next “hot” book will be discovered any day now. And it could be yours.

My final bit of advice is this:
If you are a passionate writer, you need to keep writing, regardless of what agent represents you, how many times your work has been rejected, what publisher has thumbed their nose at you, how many readers you have or don’t have, how many books you have published or not published.

Okay. Group Hug.

Now, go out there and write like the wind!
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Allbooks Reviews INTERVIEW:

Please state your name and location. (city and State or Province, Country)
Luke Edward Hays from North Chelmsford MA, United States of America

Tell us the title and publisher of your book:
“Outskirtspress” is a self publishing company I found through Google.com. They have been very helpful in providing affordable “Publishing Packages.”

Tell us about yourself:
I was born on March 29, 1991 in Dover New Hampshire, my family and I then moved to Chelmsford Mass where I now am currently living working on my literature and finding ways to market my work.

When was the book released?:
March 7, 2012

Give us an overview of your book.
During the Spring of 1883, Pinkerton Detective Henry Larson leaves his home state of New York to travel to a town in California called Littleton to investigate the unsolved Grim Reaper case. With the victims hearts cut out of their bodies and many theories established by previous Detectives and Inspectors, Henry Larson has one advantage that the previous investigators didn’t, his psychic ability. Through herbal tea and smoking the herb leaf in his pipe and using it as tobacco for cigarettes, Henry uses the herbs to clear his mind, giving him the power to see into the future through his dreams. But what he finds in the end is only a game of cat and mouse between him and the Grim Reaper.

What inspired you to write this book?
I love murder mysteries, some of my favorite stories are the Connon Doyle “Sherlock Holmes” novels, “From Hell” with Johnny Depp (a murder mystery about Jack the Ripper), a fasination towards real life murders such as “The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacure” and in essinascene the dark side of human nature.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?
Too be honest I do not know how to answer this.

Where can people buy your book?
People can purchase my literature on Amazon.com by searching the name of the book or my name where they can go to my author page where both my books are present.

Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
I am currently working on my third novel and I don’t expect it to be published for the next five years giver take. It is a large story and is going to take a lot of time and effort, espcially if you add in my editor’s editing time.

If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
Find ways to get your work known, such as send out a massive email to all of your friends and relatives, don’t shut up about it on Facebook, create cards with the information about your novel and where to find it and give those out to people. Do internet searches for author interviews and most importantly, don’t give up. Eventually you will in due time become a well known writer.

If published traditionally, tell us how you benefited:
If I had published through a professional publisher I probally would have a agent by now and would have book tours booked and I would most likely be writing fiction full time and living my American dream.

Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?
I create cards with the names of my two novels with my name, where the novels are being sold, and what format like paperback and kindle.

How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I found “Allbooks Reviews” through a site called “Writers in the Sky.”

Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
No, the price was not a surprise. Ways to get in contact with literary agents.

Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.

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Interview from Luke Edward Hayes author of Psychic Detectives

Posted in Uncategorized on October 15, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

Please state your name and location. (city and State or Province, Country)
Luke Edward Hays from North Chelmsford MA, United States of America

Tell us the title and publisher of your book:
“Outskirtspress” is a self publishing company I found through Google.com. They have been very helpful in providing affortable “Publishing Packages.”

Tell us about yourself:
I was born on March 29, 1991 in Dover New Hampshire, my family and I then moved to Chelmsford Mass where I now am currently living working on my literature and finding ways to market my work.

When was the book released?:
March 7, 2012

Give us an overview of your book.
During the Spring of 1883, Pinkerton Detective Henry Larson leaves his home state of New York to travel to a town in California called Littleton to investigate the unsolved Grim Reaper case. With the victims hearts cut out of their bodies and many theories established by previous Detectives and Inspectors, Henry Larson has one advantage that the previous investigators didn’t, his psychic ability. Through herbal tea and smoking the herb leaf in his pipe and using it as tobacco for cigarettes, Henry uses the herbs to clear his mind, giving him the power to see into the future through his dreams. But what he finds in the end is only a game of cat and mouse between him and the Grim Reaper.

What inspired you to write this book?
I love murder mysteries, some of my faviorite stories are the Connon Doyle “Sherlock Holmes” novels, “From Hell” with Johnny Depp (a murder mystery about Jack the Ripper), a fasination towards real life murders such as “The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacure” and in essinascene the dark side of human nature.

How is your book different from other books in this genre?
Too be honest I do not know how to answer this.

Where can people buy your book?
People can purcahse my literature on Amazon.com by searching the name of the book or my name where they can go to my author page where both my books are present.

Are you working on another book? If so when do you expect it to be published?
I am currently working on my third novel and I don’t expect it to be published for the next five years giver take. It is a large story and is going to take a lot of time and effort, espcially if you add in my editor’s editing time.

If you self published, what advice can you give to fellow writers?
Find ways to get your work known, such as send out a massive email to all of your friends and relatives, don’t shut up about it on Facebook, create cards with the information about your novel and where to find it and give those out to people. Do internet searches for author interviews and most importantly, don’t give up. Eventually you will in due time become a well known writer.

If published traditionally, tell us how you benefited:
If I had published through a professional publisher I proballly would have a agent by now and would have book tours booked and I would most likely be writing fiction full time and living my American dream.

Can you share one of your marketing successes with us?
I create cards with the names of my two novels with my name, where the novels are being sold, and what format like paperback and kindle.

How did you find Allbooks Reviews and what are you hoping for in your relationship with us?
I found “Allbooks Reviews” through a site called “Writers in the Sky.”

Was the low cost a surprise? What other things would you like Allbooks Reviews to offer writers?
No, the price was not a surprise. Ways to get in contact with literary agents.

Thank you for this interview and best of luck with your book.

Review of Mystic Fear by Jan Evans Whitford

Posted in Uncategorized on October 10, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

“To be wronged is nothing unless one continues to remember it” says Jan Evan Whitford, the author, through one of his characters in this ultimate non-stop adrenalin generating thriller.

Unfortunately for Nikki O’Conner, the heroine, the one she has wronged 25 years ago continues to remember it. Fortunately for us, the readers, we get to read this incredibly satisfying thriller as a result.

15-year-old Nikki, a gorgeous cheerleader, innocently accepts a high school double-dog dare to play a prank on a dashing but extremely shy male schoolmate named Marion Hess. The prank is called the “Marion Hess Fact-Finding Commission”. You must read this novel to find out what fact Nikki is supposed to find out. Also, find out why Marion feels he is so fatally wronged that he still continues to remember it, hatching a relentless “Nikki O’Conner “Become” Mission”.

Let’s fast forward. Nikki, at 40, is still as gorgeous and sought after. She is now a park ranger and life is good for her now. She has survived two husbands and now is happily married for three months to a third husband who adores her. As a testament of his undying love, he gives her a rare antique purple brooch.

The plot thickens when they discover after they have the brooch appraised, that it is worth a million dollars. However, little do they know that legend has it that this beautiful object brings bad luck to all but its rightful owner. Well, Nikki is obviously not the rightful owner, because when she comes home one night, she finds her beloved third husband murdered and Marion’s message addressed to her at the crime scene, hence the title, Mystic Fear.

Reading this novel is like going on a non-stop roller coaster ride through a series of romance, mystery, psychosis, and murderous chain of events, all of which leads to Marion’s obsession to make Nikki “Become”.

It is also amazing how the author, Jan Evan Whitford, is able to juggle an enormous array of engaging characters and copious number of subplots, and tie them all together neatly and beautifully to give it such an agreeable ending. Bravo! Mr. Whitford.

I would strongly recommend this thriller to readers who want it all and are willing to risk a heart attack reading it!

Yuke Man, Reviewer, Allbooks Review International
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Title: Mystic Fear
Author: Jan Evan Whitford
Publisher: RealTime Publishing, Limerick, Ireland
ISBN: 978-1-84961-156-5
Price: $14.99
March 2011

Enjoy a book review of Tony Samara’s ‘From the Heart’

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2012 by Allbooks Review International

“The topic is consciousness—an aspect that everyone here and many
people around the world are putting a lot of effort into understanding—and
I would like to highlight some of the misunderstandings around
consciousness so that perhaps those misunderstandings, and those other
ideas that the mind likes to create to confuse us as individuals and also
as a society, and as a family and as a group of people, can be looked at
with clear intention and let go of.”

From the Heart is a collection of Satsangs (Sanskrit for spiritual discourse, talk with the divine) that can be found on the author’s website: http://www.TonySamara.TV. All of the clear and precise Satangs were recorded in the Garden of Light in Germany. Facet by facet, the author reveals an important life lesson and a step toward living from your deeper, spiritual self.
Chapters include Let Go of Jealousy, Believe in Yourself, Consciousness, Fasting & Love, Meditation and many other topics that will entertain, educate and profoundly alter the way you see life and your own reality. The opening paragraph of this review is an example of the writer’s style and deep commitment to his lessons.
Reading this book is like listening to a conversation filled with awe inspiring wisdom. Readers are captivated by the words page after page. Instruction is simple, and easy to apply- if you pay attention and really hear what is being said, really take it into your core being and believe that it is the “Truth.” You can change your life and this book is the first step in finally applying all that you have heard and learned; the final missing link to happiness and peace.
One of the things that appealed to me about this book is the supporting website where readers can continue their journey. I am now a regular visitor to both the site and the youtube versions of the meditations and I know you will be too.
Highly recommended by reviewer: Shirley A. Roe, Allbooks Review International http://www.allbooksreviewint.com

Title: From the Heart
Author: Tony Samara
For more info: http://www.tonysamara.org & http://www.tonysamara.org/lang_en/booksUK.htm
March 2011