Book Promo: Bonjour, Breast Cancer – I’m Still Smiling!

Bonjour, Breast Cancer – I’m Still Smiling!:
Wit, Wisdom, and Optimism for
Beating the Breast Cancer Blues

by Princess Diane von Brainisfried

Honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month By Finding Your Happiness Mojo In Spite Of Life’s Challenges

There is nothing more terrifying to hear than those three words, “You have cancer.” The world seems to turn upside down and nothing makes sense anymore. Award-winning author and breast cancer survivor, Princess Diane von Brainisfried (aka Diane Young Uniman), knows how it feels – she’s been there. Her new book, Bonjour, Breast Cancer – I’m Still Smiling! is packed with practical advice, humor and encouragement – the perfect mix to find positivity in the face of challenges posed by breast cancer and its accompanying treatment.

Written with a deliciously humorous tone, this essential guide to beating the breast cancer blues combines von Brainisfried’s own experiences and insights with research-based positive psychology strategies. Along the way, she shares wisdom from Socrates, Cherokee legends and her own Jewish great-grandmother to help those facing cancer diagnoses reclaim their happiness mojo and move from fear and despair to positivity and optimism.

From her own breast cancer diagnosis to chemo, baldness, double mastectomy, radiation —and 3-D nipple tattoos — she holds nothing back, imparting refreshing honesty (that’s always dappled with humor) to encourage and empower others on their journeys. Bonjour, Breast Cancer — I’m Still Smiling! is the closest thing to having a hand to hold onto throughout any difficult experience.

Some of the secrets inside:
•    Create blessings out of bad news without needing a magic wand
•    Comfort family and others
•    Tame fear when it is acting like a monkey and going bananas
•    Find the pluses when they pop up

Regaining equilibrium and reclaiming happiness following a cancer diagnosis is not easy. It’s OK to wallow — for a moment. Bonjour, Breast Cancer — I’m Still Smiling! shares a king’s ransom of practical advice and wisdom to find positivity in the face of the challenges posed by breast cancer and everything that goes with it.

When author Princess Diane is not smashing champagne bottles over the bows of ships or blogging her brains out at her palace desk, she’s a motivational speaker and certified positive psychology life coach, the optimist expert for the Women’s Health Institute of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and was a facilitator at Miami’s World Happiness Summit. When the Princess is not wearing her tiara, she is known as Diane Young Uniman, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The University of Pennsylvania and criminal justice appeals attorney turned writer of screenplays and musicals. Her work has been featured at Lincoln Center’s Broadway’s Future series and was accepted into Fringe/NYC. She has won over 50 awards for her screenplays and musicals and an ASCAP award for writing. Diane is also an opera singer and an advanced student at the New York School of Practical Philosophy. Bonjour, Breast Cancer — I’m Still Smiling! is her first book.

To learn more, please visit www.princessdianevonbrainisfried.com or connect with her on multiple social media platforms:
Facebook.com/princessdianevonb; Twitter.com/princessdianevonb;
Instagram.com/princessdianevonb; Pinterest.com/princessdvonb;
Youtube.com/princessdianevonb;
Linked.com/linkedin/diane-uniman-bb548635/

Bonjour, Breast Cancer — I’m Still Smiling! Wit, Wisdom, & Optimism for Beating the Breast Cancer Blues
Publisher: HarMaxiProductions, LLC
Release Date: September 2019
ISBN-10: 1732658609
ISBN-13: 978-1732658608
Available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2MFKCc7

October is
National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month

Bartlett’s Rule ~ still relevant 7 years later

Wow, it is so hard to believe how fast the years have flown by! My highly acclaimed novel, Bartlett’s Rule, was published 7 years ago this month.

Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009 on MyShelf.com

(from a review) “Ms. Cordero skillfully tackles this topic as she poignantly tells the story of their journey to heal and develop a relationship based on strong reliance.”

(originally posted on VHP Book Tours)

Happy Anniversary, Chelle Cordero!

2015 BR all 3 editions

Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero is the first Chelle Cordero novel published by Vanilla Heart Publishing and we are celebrating the anniversary! A top selling novel across the globe since launch day, Bartlett’s Rule continues to delight readers, and we couldn’t be happier to have Chelle in the VHP fold! Bartlett’s Rule was named one of Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top Ten Reads for 2009, and remains popular with book clubs and individual readers alike.

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Book Review: Courage of the Heart

Courage of the Heart
by Chelle Cordero

 

Gloria Antypowich‘s review

 5 stars
Read in August, 2013

A great read with characters I cared about.

Adam Sherman is a computer expert and a womanizer who is dedicated to “Bedding but not Wedding.” When he becomes aware of Davie Prescott, a twenty year old student who works part time at the same place that he does, he pursues her.

Davie feels an equal attraction, but she is not an average 20 year old. When Adam makes his move to take her to bed, she confesses that she is still a virgin. His reaction is the exact opposite to what she might have expected; he is not thrilled that he is her first. In fact he pulls away in shock and says he will not make love to her. Then he gets out of the bedroom as fast as he can.

Davie is humiliated and angered, assuming that her lack of experience had been a turn off for him.

Adam is still attracted to her and tries to smooth the troubled situation between them, but she is not willing to open up to him again. Adam has a dark secret that he has been hiding, but eventually his past catches up to him in his work place. He shares his secret with Davie and is shocked that she doesn’t turn away in disgust; instead she is supportive.

Then he learns that she has been hiding a secret too. They both have deep emotional wounds, and together they help each other come to terms with the problems that have created turmoil in their lives. Their commitment to each other gives them the courage to face their problems and make a new life.

I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, full of twists and turns, mystery, danger and tragedy. I cared for these two characters. I was reminded again that sometimes people have no control over the circumstances in their lives and without love and support from family and community, they flounder in shame and fear.

Don’t miss a great read. I’ll be looking for more books from Chelle Cordero.

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AUDIO –  http://www.amazon.com/Courage-of-the-Heart/dp/B00DQYAM2S
Courage of the Heart is narrated and produced by Raquel Gliss, professional voiceover artist and narrator in her early 40’s specializing in the narration of romance and erotic novels.   

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Book Review: Bartlett’s Rule by Chelle Cordero

Bartlett’s Rule

Real people, Real Problems and Real Solutions 5 stars(an Amazon review)

At first glance, Paige Andrews’ approach to celebrity writer and celebrated womanizer Lon Bartlett is reminiscent of a child’s first day at the beach, a child who runs down to the incoming waves only to run back to the safety of the dunes beyond the water’s reach, and then again, and then again. Indeed, she desperately wants her evolving relationship to be as spontaneous and carefree as first love.

But in looking closer, as both lovers and mad men are apt to do, Lon sees that behind Paige’s engaging smile lie painful memories of man named Hal who raped her and all but took away her ability to get close to anyone again. Lon’s best intentions trigger Paige’s worst fears.

“Bartlett’s Rule” is an easy-to-read novel about difficult-to-resolve issues for rape survivors and the prospective significant others in their lives. For Paige and Lon, sorting out the boundaries of trust and the limits of patience is a treacherous undertaking because they are very much in the public eye and because Hal’s arrogant needs are not yet satisfied.

Unfortunately, Paige’s dysfunctional family is also not out of sight and out of mind, providing additional twists and turns in the plot to keep readers guessing about choices and outcomes until the last page.