People in Our Lives by Chelle Cordero

“No one can cross the path that is your life without
leaving some footprints behind” ~ Chelle Cordero

It is my belief that every person we encounter in our life changes us, sometimes significantly and sometimes barely. We have conversations where we can learn, we bump shoulders and get attitudes, we share a special smile and their cologne lingers. Later we smell the cologne and automatically smile, we see someone frown and we think of our annoyance, or we suddenly have an answer to someone’s query and can’t remember where we learned it.

There are strange friendships formed with random people. We find ourselves enjoying discussions and look forward to our next chance meeting. What is the reason these people are placed in our paths? Is there a higher power controlling these encounters? Or is it just plain simple chance? Whatever the reason for these acquaintances it helps us to grow and learn, and we should be grateful for these experiences. When we listen as well as talk we open our minds, we learn, and we think. We engage in conversations that interest us and these are the opportunities where we can immerse ourselves in topics that might not normally be part of our everyday existence.

While I do not like the vitriol that often accompanies political arguments before elections, I do enjoy the well-informed sharing of ideas. For the most part I admit that there has been no FaceBook discussion that has changed my mind about who to vote for, but when these cyber friends are willing to share researched and verified facts I like to absorb the information, and it is especially welcomed when they are willing to listen to other verified facts, even those that present another view; for me I have more clarity and confidence in my perspective and decisions.
And while you may ask how we both present true facts and yet still disagree on our chosen candidate, we each have priorities and what may be important to me is not necessarily the most important to someone else. In Junior High School I had a teacher who taught us how to debate by arguing the side we did not believe in; he said that it taught us how to see things from other viewpoints and it certainly did.

Of course the people I believe have had the most influence in my life are my immediate family members: my parents, my sister, my husband and my children. These are the people who have taught me how to love unconditionally and still feel entitled to my own opinions. My parents, now long gone, left me lessons that help me work out problems and challenges even now, many years later. My family has shown me that true love means seeing someone’s faults and Laurels and still knowing how deeply you need and love that person.

My daughter once countered me during a disagreement by saying that we had only ourselves to blame for raising our children to think “for themselves”, something which, to be perfectly honest, I greatly respect them for. I learn from each member by hearing and seeing things through their ears and eyes. So as they have thought for themselves and married people just as headstrong, they have easily shared their opinions and given us lots of “food for thought”.

Value every person that you cross paths with. Every person adds something to your life even if it was just a momentary contact. Treasure the good experiences and rely on those memories when you need encouragement — and, while I hope they are few and far between, use the negative moments to help you make decisions which will avoid the disappointments in the future.

Book Promo: Rope a Falling Star by Siobhan Muir

Rope a Falling Star
(Triple Star Ranch Book 1)

Three time bronc-riding champion Tom Colton’s dream of a fourth title ends when he draws Wooden Nickel, a mean little bronc with more twists than a maze. With his heart no longer in rodeo, he figures it’s time to go home to the Triple Star Ranch, the PTSD therapy ranch he and his dad founded to help others with trauma in their pasts. Tom just wants a little time to nurse his hurts and consider his next move.

Amber Hillcrest started out as a Triple Star client and stayed on as a massage therapist. Her dog Nimbus keeps her PTSD in check, but her heart remains bruised. She knows she’s too old and too broken for love, especially with the son of her boss, but he’s hot enough to fill her fantasies for years to come.

Amber tries to keep it professional between them, but Tom proves too irresistible with his big heart and charm. But someone is sabotaging the Triple Star and the neighboring Fantasy Ranch, and an ex-girlfriend keeps coming around, trying to reconnect with Tom. Tom’s hands are full of problems instead of the luscious massage therapist. But when Amber gets kidnapped, Tom will move heaven and earth to get her back and tell her how he truly feels.

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About the Author

  Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, and a vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he’s never shifted when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology. An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.

In previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.

Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She’s the recent winner of the Best Paranormal Romance for 2014 Dream Awards. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance stories.

Book Review: Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence

Awakening The Power Of Inner Silence Can Transform A Life In Many Extraordinary Ways

An awakening was not scheduled in Michael Linenberger’s calendar, but it happened anyway. Fortunately for us, he was paying attention, and the result is Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence (New Academy Publishers).

Michael Linenberger is a successful businessman, a former VP in a large management consulting firm with several best-selling books on workday management to his credit. Starting in late 2012, Michael experienced an extraordinary, positive change happening spontaneously in his life. A profound inner silence began developing, one that grew stronger and stronger each day. From that silence, a fundamental set of life transformations emerged:

~  Work became easy, life became easy, and all striving ceased.
~  All fears and doubts disappeared.
~  Unconditional happiness—bliss—moved in.

Perhaps most important, a profound and accurate intuition began guiding his life to greater and greater achievements, both in his business and personal life. All these changes occurred through something Michael calls simple awakening—which he feels nearly everyone has the potential to achieve.

In an extraordinarily practical way, Michael tells the story of this amazing transformation unfolding over three years in Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence. Most important, he explains what awakening can mean to you: what it looks like, how you might cultivate it, and the many ways it could revolutionize your entire life.

Michael Linenberger has held major roles in the field of information technology and business management for over twenty years. A former vice president at a large, international management consulting firm, he also worked as head of technology at U.S. Peace Corps. An expert on managing work tasks and communication, Michael has written seven books on workday productivity, among them several best sellers.

Michael holds a B.S. and M.S. from The University of Massachusetts. He started his career in 1976 as a scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the 1980s, he worked as a civil engineer designing foundations for some of the largest buildings in San Diego, California. For more than forty years, Michael has also been interested in the development of consciousness. He is a popular speaker with insightful talks and seminars on how to improve one’s business and personal life.

For more information, please visit www.simpleawakening.com.


Simple Awakening: The Power of Inner Silence 
By Michael Linenberger
New Academy Publishers
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March 2016
ISBN 13: 978-0983364740
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Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times best-selling author, Happy for No Reason: “Michael’s story of awakening is so heartfelt. This book will keep you turning the pages as you realize that the blissful core of who you are is available to you, just below the surface, in simple silence.”

Jennifer Read Hawthorne, coauthor, #1 New York Times bestseller Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul and author, The Soul of Success: “This book has taken me by surprise! Michael is a beautiful writer and, he’s written something so important, of great value. I love this book!”

Susan Marcinelli, PhD, former Senior VP, Innovation & Leadership, Best Buy:
“Michael demystifies the process of ‘awakening’ as he explains his experiences and their meaning. Michael has masterfully conveyed the real-life impact and potential of awakening—and how simple it is!”

Nancy Romero, former CEO, Accelerated Family Counseling: “Michael’s book is so needed! It’s very inspirational because it shows that awakening is achievable. It gives people hope that they can actually get to that place of expanded consciousness.”

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Common Sense Answers to Difficult Questions

Illusions Of Wealth Brings Investors Common-Sense Answers To Difficult Questions About Investing

An understanding of how money, economics and investing work in our country is essential for anyone concerned about their future. In Illusions of Wealth by Doug Eberhardt, he provides the framework for making better choices.

“I hope to give my readers the awareness and confidence they need to develop investment strategies on their own,” he says. “To keep your wealth from being an illusion, you must possess the ability to adjust your portfolio as the economic and investment climates change. I want to grant you control of your future and your wealth.”

Because an inadequate education system may have failed to teach us how to invest, we relinquish control to advisors who may or may not have our best interests at heart. This book is written to bring readers the awareness, confidence and insight necessary to overcome the future panics, crashes, and crises that will inevitably arise, and teach them how to profit whether the market is rising or falling.

Investors need to ask themselves these types of questions: What are the economic conditions on the horizon that can affect your wealth? Why do you invest the way you do? Who do you trust for investment advice, and why? How much do they make from their recommendations to you? Did they protect your portfolio during the last financial crisis? Is another financial crisis around the corner? How have you structured your portfolio differently to protect your wealth if we were to experience another economic downturn?

Doug Eberhardt is the author of the precious metals investment book Buy Gold and Silver Safely. Doug has been in the investment management business for over 30 years and is now sharing his years of research and discovery, accurately pinpointing economic and investment conditions for his readers.

For more information, please visit http://illusionsofwealth.com
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Book Promo: Be My Everything

Love All Year Round

Be My Everything
(2016 Valentine Collection)

featuring stories by:
 Barbara Miller, Lindsay Downs, Rebecca J. Vickery,
Cecilia Corona, Denise Stout,  &  Karen Michelle Nutt

Six complete sweet to sensual stories from six multi-talented authors. Hearts as One by Barbara Miller Candy Lane has just catered her best friend’s intimate wedding and is feeling a little teary because she is once again a bridesmaid. While she is putting away leftovers, a handsome stranger drives up to The Haven, her friend’s B&B, and asks for a room. His hypnotic eyes almost compel her to rent him a suite. What is such a hunk doing alone on Valentine’s weekend? Bryson Williams has been scouting for a location for his next horror film, and after reading about the town called The Hallows and specifically The Haven B&B, he thinks he has found it. A Valentine Wedding by Lindsay Downs When Guy, Earl of Tining Abbey receives an intriguing plea for his assistance, he decides to return to the scene of his greatest defeat. London. Once there, he learns, Lady Julia, author of the letter, has taken up residence with his mother. As the events unfold, he places the lady under his protection. Escorting her about town and to balls, Guy’s reception remains the same within the ton. What he finds interesting, Lady Julia doesn’t shun him as the others do. As preparations continue for the annual Tining Abbey Valentine Eve ball, Julia goes missing. Immediately, Guy knows who took her and where they were going. Will he be able to rescue the fair lady so they may marry, or will she be lost to him forever? Clint’s Choice by Rebecca J. Vickery Clint Sanders, rancher and horseman, loses the woman he loves to bright lights and a modeling career. Skyelar Harrison discovers all is not glitz and glamour in the big city. Used and abused, she has no one to turn to but Clint. But will Clint choose to put the past behind him and help her? Afterlife by Cecilia Corona Scotlynn Marjun, a psychic medium, is finally turning her life around when she opens up her shop called Afterlife where she helps clients – both living and dead – find peace, but then a past love shows up to shake things up. Marshall Kingston is rich, handsome, and a real charmer, but when his stepmother plans his murder, he seeks his ex-girlfriend’s special talents to bring justice to his family. Murder. Mayhem. Ghosts. Valentine’s Day promises to be an adventure of a lifetime. A Latte Love by Denise Stout Lorna Rosetti, a do-it-all paralegal, hasn’t found Mr. Right. Notoriously late and a sometimes klutz, she stumbles into the arms of a stranger at the local coffee shop. Joe Thornton, a pharmacist new to town, has hopes for a bright future, and when Lorna falls into his arms, it sparks an attraction he can’t ignore. With Valentine’s Day approaching, love is in the air, but Lorna and Joe receive a little push from Miss Maybelle – Joe’s aunt and designated town cupid – to make their budding romance everlasting. Heart of the Sea by Karen Michelle Nutt Sirena Seafair of Grimm Nitch is half human and half Merrow, one of the merfolk. At fourteen, she saved a teenage boy who’d drowned, but magic always comes with a price. She forfeited the red cap – the very essence of the Merrow and her ability to shift into a mermaid – the moment she breathed life into the teen. Ten years later, Sirena has made a living for herself in the human world, but she has never felt like she’s truly belonged until Jack O’Casey. Jack’s made Grimm Nitch his home and has opened a restaurant overlooking the cove. This Valentine’s Day, he’s bound and determined to make Sirena his sweetheart, but she’s just as unwavering to keep him at bay. They’re from different worlds, but Sirena is about to find out Jack may have a little magic of his own.

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This is a time travel tale where an obsessed fan has a chance to save her beloved rock star from ending his life. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll are a cocktail that is neither glamorous nor pretty for rock star, Bellamy Lovel, but in the dark of night when the shadows threaten to consume him, he finds the one shining light that may guide him home.

Book Review: Jump Cut: An Ellie Foreman Mystery (Ellie Foreman Series) by Libby Fischer Hellmann

Jump Cut: Rushing Towards Summer’s End
With Exceptional Espionage Action

Libby Hellmann fans will be delighted to hear her protagonist Ellie Foreman, Chicago video producer, is back after a ten year hiatus… and soon entangled in a web of espionage, murder and suspicion that threatens to destroy what she holds most dear.

Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of Jump Cut (Poisoned Pen Press), is the author of eleven previous novels, and this is her fifth in the award-winning Ellie Foreman mystery series. Jump Cut touches on many issues of what she calls the “Post-Snowden era” – privacy vs the possible overreach of official surveillance; the “clean war” of drone attacks, and computer hacking.

Hired to produce a candy floss corporate profile, Ellie is dismayed when the project is canceled; her suspicions soar when a contact who might have answers is killed by a subway train before they can talk. In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now-dead man. Ellie has the drive’s contents decrypted, but before long she discovers she’s under surveillance.

Ellie and her boyfriend, Luke, try to find answers, but they don’t realize how far they ventured into the dangerous echelons of hidden power… where more lives are on the line, including theirs.

Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Twelve novels and twenty short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first. She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few.

With the addition of Jump Cut in 2016, her novels include the now five-volume Ellie Foreman series, which she describes as a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “24;” the hard-boiled 4-volume Georgia Davis PI series, and three stand-alone historical thrillers that Libby calls her “Revolution Trilogy.” Her short stories have been published in a dozen anthologies, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ed Gorman’s “25 Criminally Good Short Stories” collection.

In 2005 Libby was the national president of Sisters In Crime, a 3500-member organization dedicated to the advancement of female crime fiction authors. She also hosts a monthly radio show called “Second Sunday Crime” on the Authors on the Air internet radio network.

For more information on Libby and her latest book, please visit http://www.libbyhellmann.com/.

Jump Cut
ISBN: 978-1-464205-19-4
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Kirkus Reviews: “After a long hiatus, Hellmann returns to her Chicago-based sleuth with a chilling tale that may be all too close to the truth.”

Publishers Weekly, starred review: “Exceptional… As Hellman’s convincing, conflicted characters face impossible choices, the tension is real and memorable.”

Booklist: “Hellmann’s writing sparkles…plenty of suspense in this richly detailed thriller, but Hellmann’s characteristic wit and warmth are evident, too.”

Gayle Lynds, New York Times best-selling author of The Assassins: “From spies to drones and hackers, Jump Cut is a heart-stopping tale of corporate espionage that will have you snapping on your seatbelt. The tangled web of international intrigue is riveting. Hellman is a renowned master of suspense, and her great talent shows in the story’s many rich characters, the beautifully honed paragraphs, and the sweep of her provocative story. A keeper!”

Amazon Customer Review:

5 stars  A thriller that will keep you enthralled, a wild joyride into terror  Reviewed by Nightreader

This new Ellie Forman book took me to a place of excitement, creativity and secrets; the creation of a video to be played in sections, ‘chapters’ as Ellie puts it, for a huge aeronautic corporation is very well written, as Libby Fischer Hellman turns out another fascinating storyline of probable murder and plenty of mayhem thrown in the works. Libby has a definite feel for her characters, they always come alive (or dead as the case may be.) I always like to learn something new from a book, and learn I did. I thought the work on the video editing, how and what was done was very interesting, and certainly looked forward to seeing what ‘Waldo’, Gregory Sparks, was up to. Why did he show up in so many places on this coporate video? He said he was a consultant, but who does he really work for? Why is he asking so many questions if he is indeed a consultant? Why is his visibility in the video a cause for Ellie’s work to be shut down immediately?
Now, fired and miserable, Ellie will begin to pick up the pieces and try to learn what happened. Taking action as she always does, she sets up a meeting with Gregory, meeting where their various El trains intersect. But, why is he so late? Screams and panic sound the alarm as she approaches the point where his train should be coming in. She’s not going to get any answers here. As she accidentally discovers a flash drive she knows could only have come from him, she pockets it. Now she hopes to learn the truth about why she was fired.

Here the pace picks up substantially and the reader is thrust into a roller coaster of terror. A thriller that will keep you enthralled with espionage, spies and kidnapping. Her associates trying to keep her safe yet solve the puzzle include her boyfriend and her daughter as well as the police and the FBI, because this has suddenly become an international case. Luke fears for Ellie’s life but has some good connections. Ellie suspects phone-tapping, computer hacking, and the ever-present shadowing of every movement she makes. Libby Fisher Hellman knows how to get your adrenaline going and turns it up with a different version of what she does so well. IEDs, encrypted files, hacked computers, lots to keep the reader on high alert in this one. We always know what Ellie Forman is prone to do, but we never know just what it will be from book to book. So glad she is back, she is a solid character and often unexpected.

The Power Of Home Numbers

How to attract Success & Prosperity using Numbers 


Prosperity and success are just within reach: The Power Of Home Numbers: Personal, Business, Sports AstroNumerology Readings by Jesse Kalsi is a trusted resource for people coast-to-coast. A successful real estate broker, Kalsi combines his Eastern background with practical experience to help people thrive in every aspect.

“Numbers are alive and are represented by planetary energy,” Kalsi says. “They have a direct impact on our success, health, happiness and prosperity.” With clarity, insight, and compassion, Kalsi consults with individuals regarding their personal and business lives.

A world-renowned numerologist, Kalsi specializes in residential and business numerology, providing valuable insight on the power of numbers and how they affect our lives. In The Power of Home Numbers, he combines his Eastern upbringing with his Western experience to bring awareness and understanding of this phenomenon.


Over the past 20 years, Kalsi has consulted thousands of people and affected their lives positively. His clients include prominent business people and extremely successful communication and entertainment companies. Kalsi has appeared on many radio and television shows in the U.S., and his unique perspective on numerology has amazed his audience.

Jesse Kalsi graduated from the National Defense Academy of India and pursued advanced studies at the Indian Military Academy. He served as a Captain in the 1st Battalion, 3rd Gurkha Rifles, formerly called “The Queen’s Own,” before coming to the U.S.

Now a successful real estate broker, Kalsi is also a Certified Federal Aviation Administration Flight Instructor and holds a commercial pilot’s license. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in India and holds an LLM in International Legal Studies from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California. He lives in Northern California with his wife Karen and their two children.

For more information, please visit www.jessekalsi.com

The Power Of Home Numbers
Available at http://bookstore.balboapress.com

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Author TV Interview:  http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/show/live-video/video-3434206-attract-prosperity-with-numbers/

Testimonials

Christine Craft, KGO AM810 Radio, San Francisco: “I invited Jesse on the show on Northern California’s Number #1 radio station…KGO in San Francisco. I usually do pretty hard-hitting political topics and Jesse had some analyses of politicians in the news that were right on point and very funny! My listeners went nuts and began calling in, jamming the phones and the emails to have Jesse give them some information about their own house numbers and birthdates and the syntheses and meaning between the two things. Two weeks later…I was still getting requests which I have forwarded to Jesse and which he has answered. He was a most enjoyable guest and I highly recommend him for radio and television programs.”

Suzanne DeLaurentiis, award-winning Filmmaker/Producer: “Jesse Kalsi is an incredible numerologist. Jesse has written the definitive book on numbers. If you haven’t read his book, The Power of Numbers, I suggest you do.”

Pat Farnack, WCBS Radio, New York: “If you believe that some things in life can’t be explained in the usual, run-of-the-mill way, listen to what Jesse Kalsi has to say about the power of numbers. He was right on the money in so much of what he had to say. I have just ‘patched’ my house number. I can’t wait to see what happens!”

Bonnie Coleen, Host, Producer, Seeing Beyond Talk Radio: “Jesse Kalsi has appeared as a guest on my radio program, Seeing Beyond, many times. His unique method of combining numerology and astrology to help people is always intriguing. Jesse’s professional and compassionate nature is always welcome on my radio program.”