Good Deeds Week 16th – 22nd March

Welcome to my weekly roundup of my year long challenge to do one Good deed a day for a year. This challenge began back in April 2013 and is still going strong. My inspiration came from reading “A Year of Doing Good” by Judith O’Reilly. Here is what I’ve been up to this week.

Good deeds

March 16th – I’m reading books from the Shivers box set from HarlequinE books. Also finished another book The Wrath Inside by RR Gall and sent off the review to the author.

March 17th – A good morning helping out at school today.

March 18th – I have a friend coming over for coffee later, I’ve baked a tea bread for us to eat while she’s here. Good deeds received; my friend brought some delicious cookies as a gift for us.

March 19th – Phew! Had a hectic day, but finished by providing tea for friends. Received an ARC of Reborn by Cherie Reich which is due out on May 23rd, I am planning a book review and author interview for late May. Good Deeds received; had some great help tweaking details on some of my social network sites.

March 20th – Went out for a walk to hand deliver some overdue Thank you notes. Picked up litter along the way. Couldn’t decide between the next two books that are on my TBR list so began reading both. The Rubicon Effect by Roy Dimond on my Kindle and the paperback of Derek’s Revenge by Mac Black. After an evening spent doing paid employment in the form of bookkeeping I needed time to reflect and smooth my mind, so I picked up my copy of The Power is Within You by Louise Hay.

March 21st – A busy morning, it’s the A to Z April Challenge Theme Reveal day and I’ve been visiting other bloggers who have signed up for the Theme Reveal and leaving comments. Missed my post? Here is a link http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-502 Walked in to town and saw the advertising poster outside Costa Coffee for Fleet. Author John P Ford who is holding a book signing session on Saturday, for his book The Royal Descendant. It looked good, will drop him an email saying I saw it, have been invited along to the event on Saturday.

Went to one of my favourite shops for book bargains The Works and rummaged through boxes of books all for £1. Bought 2 books by Rachel Cain, Fade Out from her The Morganville Vampire series which I enjoyed a few years ago and another book by her, Chill factor. Stopped off at Help the Aged as I passed by and checked out their books, deciding on Heretic by Bernard Cornwell. My arms nearly dropped off with the books and all the other shopping that I’d done by the time I got home, so now I’m off to put my feet up and get on with some reading.

March 22nd – Went to Costa in Fleet this morning to support author John P Ford with his book signing event, sent out an early morning Tweet to @Love Fleet about the signing and they kindly re-tweeted. John had business cards made up and was offering books at a discounted price to readers who bought a copy today. I’m hoping to feature John’s book in the May issue of Fleet Life and the June issue of The Elvetham Heath Directory.

Rosie’s Good Read Collections: Self-Help

Welcome to “Rosie’s Good read Collections”, I’ve put together the books I’ve read into subject headings that I think the books belong to, for you to browse.

13541928In The Power Is Within You, Louise L. Hay expands her philosophies of loving the self through:-learning to listen and trust the inner voice;
-loving the child within; -letting our true feelings out; -the responsibility of parenting; -releasing our fears about growing older; -allowing ourselves to receive prosperity; -expressing our creativity; -accepting change as a natural part of life; -creating a world that is ecologically sound where it’s safe to love each other’ -and much more. She closes the book with a chapter devoted to meditations for personal and planetary healing. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, My Review: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-371

17263914This simple 30-day training manual will help you change your life in every imaginable way. Discover the little-known secrets of thinking rich in order to finally created financial freedom in your life and avoid the critical mistakes that keep most people trapped in a cycle of money problems. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, My Review: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-2R1

13643979What if you were never taught limitations as a child, what would your life be like now? Would it be different? What if you grew up knowing whatever you wanted to accomplish in life would just happen? Simply by putting the intention out into the Universe it would manifest itself into your life. Would you be in a different career? Would you be happier? Sounds almost too good to be true doesn’t it? I would like to introduce you to Soul DNA. Built into your Soul DNA is the knowledge of how to bring into your life everything that you desire. In your natural state of existence it is common knowledge. When you read Soul DNA it will open your mind, helping you to understand endless possibilities. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, My Review: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-2QZ

6938719It seems we’re all growing more negative. Bad news on the TV and in the papers makes us all feel fed up and we find it easier to talk about what’s wrong instead of looking for what’s good. But imagine knowing a simple trick that you could use to help you feel better about everything. No matter how bad, how upsetting, how annoying or how frustrating the situation, wouldn’t it be great if you had the power to take it on and make it better? Well, that simple trick does exist and it’s time to learn how to Flip It. This fantastic book will show you a different way of thinking, acting, feeling and doing whereby you can easily and simply get the very best out of every situation you find yourself in. You’ll learn straightforward techniques that you can use to make the bad times more bearable, the good times better than ever and everyday life just, well, less everyday’. Then, with a little practice, you’ll learn how to Flip It swiftly, instantly and successfully to turn even the most pressing problems into the best possible experiences. And once you’ve learned to Flip It with ease, just like super-successful people have been doing for thousands of years, you’ll find, at home and at work, your life is more fun, more successful, more rewarding and more positive. Embrace the power of the Flip It philosophy today and discover how brilliant it feels to shine and live your life full of positivity, possibility and purpose. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk  , Amazon.com My Review:http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-7d

Next up. two books by Sally Morgan, Psychic Medium.

6512695When loved ones die, where do they go? Are they still with us? If so, can they see us, even hear us? How can we communicate with them? This book explores the process of grieving and the earth-shattering feeling that comes from losing someone close to us. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, My Review: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-tr

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Sally Morgan is an ordinary woman with an extraordinary gift – she communicates with dead people. As the UK’s best-loved medium, she delivers messages from departed loved ones to thousands of bereaved people with her sell-out psychic roadshow. From child deaths to suicides, murders and fatal accidents, Sally offers words of hope and salvation for those caught in grief and anguish. In this revealing book, Sally takes us on a journey through her amazing experiences. She details the dramatic readings that have remained etched on her memory and gives us her unique insight into the biggest subject of them all – the afterlife. Uplifting and astounding, this book is full of out-of-this-world encounters and incredible stories. Often heart-rending and poignant, Sally Morgan asks difficult questions but Life After Death remains a story of hope. Star of the popular ITV series Star Psychic and Living TV’s Psychic Sally: On the Road, showbiz medium du jour Sally Morgan is the country’s most accurate and respected psychic. Her memoir, My Psychic Life, was a Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller. She also authored Healing Spirits. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, My Review: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-VN

I’ve slotted the next book in here because it is a help for all authors.

15854063Can’t Sell, Won’t Sell is a no-nonsense ‘how to’ eBook marketing guide. Grounded in business theory with clear explanations of topics such as the long tail effect and the business lifecycle of an eBook, Can’t Sell, Won’t will give you the understanding of the market you need to make the most of your eBook. Theory and practice converge with a series of practical tips on everything from Social Media to Branding and even how to manage the professionals you need (such as artists and editors) to make your eBook a success. Extensive commentary will help you decide which of the many promotional techniques available best meet your needs, and your budget. If you’re looking for a lucid explanation of everything you need to know to build a solid foundation for your eBook then look no further. Can’t Sell, Won’t Sell is the must have marketing text for all authors. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com, My Review: http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-1z0

Rosie’s Christmas Wish List

Here is a list of books that I’ll be hoping make their way to my bookshelf over the festive period.

105343672200 BCE: Marauders invade ancient Eire seeking copper and gold. The astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian must use all their wits and courage to save their people, the peaceful starwatchers, from the invaders’ long bronze knives and scavenging ways. Tensions between new and old cultures and between Boann, Elcmar, and her son Aengus, ultimately explode. What emerges from the rubble of battle is a fresh take on Ireland’s oldest legends. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

14571718Derek travels from child to confused adult, from reporter for the local paper to any job available, doing everything he thinks he should, but doing it his way. Pursuing life and employment leads Derek to fling himself into the sort of sticky situations he won’t want to have to explain to his friends or his family. With determination, gritting his teeth, doing everything for the best, how could anything go wrong.   Plus any more in the series. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

15981437Dave Bentley was born to be a rock star. He’s a reincarnated Viking warrior, too…
When Dave forms his new band, Thor, there are plenty of sleepless nights for Janice, his on-off girlfriend and mother of his son. Not only must she deal with the thrills and spills of life as a hardworking single mum, but also the imminent return of singer-songwriter Ariel Swan, Dave’s one true love. Poor Janice. Dave is still the love of her life. Ariel Swan returns to small town life – and Dave’s heart. She and her friend Melodie (whose ambition is to be “a celebrity”) enter a TV talent competition, so Dave and the rest of Thor decide to make the most of the opportunity for possible fame and fortune, too. This adventure brings about big changes in the lives of all of them – none of which Dave could have anticipated. One member of Thor even ends up on The Jeremy Kyle Show..    In fact any book by the talented Terry Tyler would do! Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

18478920Rhea Marchant heads north to the wild and beautiful landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales where she is plunged into an adventure that will span the worlds. The earth beneath her feet reveals its hidden life as she and her companions are guided by the ancient Keeper of Light in search of artefacts of arcane power. With the aid of the Old Ones and the merry immortal Heilyn, the company seek the elemental weapons that will help restore hope to an unbalanced world at the dawn of a new era. Set in the ancient beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, Sword of Destiny weaves the tale of a small band of friends brought together as a new age of Man unfolds. Through their personal quests, through friendship, love and laughter, they learn to see the world with a clearer vision as they battle creatures of ancient myth and legend, under the aegis of the Keeper. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

309239Women have struggled for a long time to have more dominion over their own lives. Louise L. Hay shows you how to become a strong and powerful being. She emphasizes that no matter what your past was like, you can learn to empower yourself and rise to the top. Some of the points Louise makes are: Developing self-worth and self-esteem are the most powerful tools women can have, a modern woman has the whole world in front of her-she can rise as high as her belief in herself; joy and happiness are always within you; you do not have to feel incomplete without a man by your side; and your most important relationship is with yourself. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com    Or any book by Louise.

15901332A glorious, exciting and heart-wrenching tale, The Celestial Sea is the first book in a new series. This is the story of an English housewife and mother and an artistic Kiwi man; musician, woodsman and teacher, who find themselves embracing life in the Southern Hemisphere in the most unexpected and extraordinary way. Plucked from the bosom of all she has ever known; she finds herself exploring the beautiful land of Aotearoa, New Zealand, in the company of a thrilling companion whose own settled, community life is challenged by her arrival. Walking a fine line between blessing and disaster their creative liaison becomes a clandestine love affair of epic proportion, surprising them both with its spiritual truth. Dare they merge their growing affection into an everyday reality? Through the often hilarious adventures that make up their ‘ordinary’ routines they find themselves escaping to the tranquillity of their imaginary boat, The Celestial Sea; sailing for many months in uncharted waters and alighting upon shores of such passion and sensuality that they risk capsizing, causing an almighty scandal in the harbour. The Celestial Sea culminates as the profundity of their connection leads to a tragic ending of thwarted love – but is it really the end…? Find out in the subsequent books planned for the series entitled Dry-Dock, Setting Sail, Calm Waters, No Horizon, Kookaburra on the Deck, Time is the Brake. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

18584476Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her and another has set a trap to falsely incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents and ruled by women, Roma Nova barely survived a devastating coup d’etat thirty years ago. Carina swears to prevent a repeat and not merely for love of country. If she turns to an old friend with interests on both sides of the law, it could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad. Carina is determined to hunt down the conspirators, but proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both regular security services and the conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

11753475Malini Gupta thought Jacob Lau was her destiny. But after months of failing to decipher how she fits into the Soulkeepers, frustration threatens to tear their relationship apart. And it doesn’t help that a new Soulkeeper named Mara is ready to stop time itself to earn Jacob’s love. When Malini faces her worst fears, and even death, she learns a funny thing about destiny. Fate is a tapestry of choices, and she has the power to weave hers. Goodreads,  Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com I was very impressed by the first book in this YA series called The Soulkeepers (Which was free at the time of going to press) so I’ve love to read the rest of the series starting with book 2, book 5 was released on 18th November 2013.

6536011Sabine LeVeche, orphaned at an early age, is in the middle of a medical crisis and needs to find a blood relative STAT. Luckily, she’s got a sexy PI and one sassy but determined ghost on her side. Not so luckily, there’s a murderer gunning for her just in case her illness doesn’t kill her first. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com Having read “Trouble in Mudbug” I can’t wait to read this one, in fact there are several more in the series too, yippee!

Product DetailsWhen the Bishop insists that Martin Winchester take a sabbatical from his parish to restore his depleted energy and regain his spiritual focus, his wife Hannah is left on her own for the first time in years. Her new found freedom gives her an opportunity to reflect on her life. Retreating into the newly-renovated vicarage garden in the Cotswold’s village of Burford, Hannah not only wants to escape the demands of her role as the vicar’s wife, but to reinvent herself. Lives begin to change after Henry Bernard arrives in Burford to solve a family mystery. Not only Henry, but a young artist, an electrician and his entrepreneur wife, the new owners of the Bay Tree Inn, and a dying spinster, all embark with
Hannah on an unforgettable summer as their lives intertwine in unforeseen ways. If you like the novels of Rosamunde Pilcher (The Shell Seekers, September) you will enjoy Greening of a Heart. Goodreads, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com

The Power is Within You Louise L Hay (Nov 20th)

The Power Is Within YouThe Power Is Within You by Louise L. Hay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I read this book in a paperback edition because it’s one of those books that you want to flip back and forth through, marking pages that are important and re-visiting points and exercises. To me the book was like that Harry Potter moment when he’s buying his first wand “The Wand chooses the Wizard, Harry” The book was right for me. It’s a self help book which has so much positive and sensible teachings that I felt you can’t go wrong with it. It will empower you to go out and heal yourself and change the way you think and pull you up on the words that you speak. Surround yourself with positive thoughts and actions and wonderful things begin to happen. Surround yourself with criticism and negativity and just watch out!

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