Dr Rubins third book in the Detective Chris Revello series is a sure winner.
Forbidden Cure – Detective Chris Revello returns but this time he’s in dire straits. The edge of the seat storyline keeps the reader holding their breath; what will he decide to do, and will it work? Medical thrillers have the extra elements that not only educate but add an extra dimension to the run of the mill thriller.
As before, clever twists and turns keep the reader waiting to see what happens next. This story ends with a cliff hanger I didn’t see coming. Can’t wait until the next installment!
Fallen Men Review – Digs deep into the Emotional life of Priests – Fascinating
I like books that move me emotionally and this in-depth story of Ray as he enters the priesthood takes one to unexpected storylines. The characters are real and give the reader insight into the real problems faced by Catholic priests.
The story carried me along effortlessly and I wanted to keep reading to see the result of Ray’s eventual future. It takes the reader inside the sacrifices and challenges a man must make to become a priest.
The story clearly shows that everyone is vulnerable and have depths in our personalities unknown by others. People judge so easily without true knowledge of a person’s inner struggles.
To me the book lays out an excellent case to allow priests to marry. Why condemn men to lonely lives without the support of a wife and family. The demands on a parish priest are hard enough without emotional support for themselves.
Another character Dan would benefit from a personal experience of being a married man when trying to help other married couples.
The book also shows the political side of religion and lengths institutions must lower their morals to keep the public from knowing the truth.
The Fallen Men gives the reader an insider’s look into the priesthood with an interesting and entertaining story. I will read more books by this author, decidedly recommend.
Author Yellow Pages
Perhaps like you, I’m an author and constantly looking for ways to increase reviews for my books. But once you’ve exhausted your mailing list, where do you turn to find reviewers?
A few years ago, I came across a directory of book bloggers designed to help in this regard. It was available in book form and organized with authors in mind. What I mean is that I could find lots of book blogs by doing a Google search, but then I had to poke around all these websites to discovery what kinds of books the blogger wanted to review, not to mention how to submit my book for a review.
That handy guide was called The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages and I’m happy to say that I just got a copy of the 9th edition. And as useful as that guide was in 2014, you should see it in 2017. Here are a few highlights, all new and not included in the already terrific earlier edition:
- Detailed contact information for 200 book bloggers. I don’t recall the first directory being this large, maybe 150 or 175 bloggers, so more is always better. You get contact information, the types of books they are interested in, and a short bio from the blogger, not to mention several other helpful details.
- 40 blog tour organizers are in a separate section, equally well documented with the lowest price they charge for review tours and a snapshot of their services. These are great resources you can tap to reach out to bloggers on your behalf for a reasonable fee.
- The new section in this year’s book is a breakdown of paid reviewers. Yes, I know we don’t think we should pay for reviews but it is an accepted practice and not against any rules. It’s also the fastest way to get professional feedback on your book that you can use for marketing. PartnerPress (the publisher) lists 32 review businesses divided into four categories: traditional (no fees), fee-only, hybrid (no fee, and fee), and services. Services are like NetGalley and Goodreads.
Perhaps overlooked in all these listings is the quality of the included resources—everything you need to begin contacting reviewers. Besides thorough introductions to each type of reviewer and how to use that section, there’s a collection of articles: dealing with a negative review, how to make sense of Amazon’s review policies, and a very detailed guide about creating quality books. I plan to refer back to this article when it comes time to publish my next book.
If you are getting ready to publish a book, or struggling with getting more reviews, or even considering how to reboot an older book with more reviews, you need The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages. Its available from all the major retailers in print and eBook editions, and you can learn more here. I highly recommend it.
Here’s my review…
Much more than a directory of bloggers
When I first reviewed this book back in 2014 I said it was very detailed with a comprehensive list of reviewers. But this new edition takes it to a new level. Not only are their more reviewers, there is a whole new section with book reviewer businesses and lots more helpful information about getting book reviews.
If you don’t have the time to research and contact bloggers, the publisher has 40 blog tour organizers you can hire to do it for you. Or if you have the budget, there are 32 book review businesses you can contact.
One thing to keep in mind is that the convenience of having all this information in one package has a price—it can go out of date. But considering how much time it is saving me, and the fact that it’s updated each year, it is definitely worth the investment. In my experience so far, all the links work and reviewers are accepting books.
Highly recommended whether you just released a book, or are struggling to get more reviews, or you’re looking to build up reviews for an older release.
Truth Drug – Extreme Consequences Excerpt
The panel slid open, and Amelia turned. Her heart racing, she rested a hand on Imogene’s arm. Jacques held a white box printed with a green cross.
“I’m told Schneider uses sodium pentothal, the truth drug,” he said. “Now we can get to work.”
She felt Imogene cringe, then clutch her arm. “The child’s terrified. This is monstrous. Let us go.”
Jacques, his face inches from hers, glared at her. “Are you fond of your young brother?”
She stiffened. “What do you mean?”
“You will do precisely what I say, or he will never see tomorrow. Understand?”
Amelia nodded and looked at Imogene. “I don’t know how to give an injection, and I can’t see her co-operating.”
Jacques grabbed Imogene’s other arm. “Look, kid, play along, or your parents will suffer. Understand?”
Wide-eyed, the young girl nodded.
“Good. Let’s get moving.” He pushed them toward the makeshift office.
Imogene lay down, her gaze fixed on the syringe Jacques had just filled from a phial. He crossed the room and swabbed her arm and jabbed the needle in.
“Ouch, you hurt me!”
“Suck it up, kid.”
Amelia watched her for signs of physical distress. Imogene’s eyelids grew heavy, and she fell into a light sleep. Amelia dropped the pendulum into her pocket, then looked at Jacques. “What shall I do?”
“Talk to her. Induce her into a deeper state, as you would do in normal circumstances. When she’s deep enough, I want her to meet with Sakhment, the priestess.”
She drew in a breath. “Imogene, imagine you’re on a beach. You can feel the white sand between your toes. Gentle waves lap beside you, and you can feel a light, warm breeze. You see palm trees on your left, and hear birds singing in the fronds. In the distance, you see a temple. I want you to walk toward the building.”
She glanced at Jacques. He nodded. “You’re doing well.”
“Imogene, please tell me what you see.”
The child’s eyes darted beneath her lids. Her blonde lashes barely hid the purple smudges she’d developed over the last two days.
“The temple looks like a small pyramid,” she said, softly. “There’s a large stone figure on each side of a dark opening.”
“Good. That’s excellent, Imogene. Imagine a white light forming around you, a protective aura, then step forward and enter the opening.”
“The painted walls have Egyptian figures, boats, and animals. Oh, there’s someone here.”
Jacques nudged Amelia. “That’s her. Ask Imogene to speak to her.”
Amelia leaned closer. “Imogene, please ask the person’s name.”
Imogene’s fingers lifted, one at a time, then relaxed against the white leather. “Her name is Sakhment, and she says she’s the temple priestess. She has long black hair, and a twisted golden snake around her head. Her gown catches the light from the candles nearby. She’s beautiful, but her energy’s dark. I don’t like her.”
Jacques moved closer. “Tell her I want to talk to her.”
Imogene coughed, and her mouth twisted. A deep, feminine voice came out.
“Jacques, my dear, at last we meet. My spirit has been guiding you since your childhood, and I have long wished to communicate. My power is at your disposal. What would you have me do?”
Adrenaline rushed through Amelia, her skin tingled. “What’s happening? That’s not Imogene!”
Jacques grinned. “I have a simple request today. Is it possible to bring about the appointment of several Troth members to The Environmental Protection Agency, to influence business-related decisions?”
The woman’s silky voice arose from Imogene’s lips. “Consider it done.”
He punched the air, and Amelia shook and clutched her chest. “Can…can we finish now?”
He walked to the door and looked back over his shoulder. “Care for her. We’ll have another session tomorrow.”
The door swung shut behind him, and she turned back to Imogene. “Relax as I count backwards from ten. When I reach the number one, you will awaken. “Ten, nine, eight…”
The young girl moved restlessly, then screamed.
“What’s wrong? Speak to me, Imogene.”
“The priestess grabbed my hands. The power, the energy—I can’t let…”
Her head fell to one side.
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Extreme Consequences – Imogene’s Past Lives
Imogene’s Past Life Regressions cause dire Consequences for Mankind. Is Reincarnation a Reality?
Imogene’s Past Lives is the second book in the Imogene series.
The Phineas Priesthood and the Guardians of Avebury Circle battle to save or destroy mankind. The Council of Elders use Imogene, daughter of Guardian Xantara, to instigate penalties against the world. Despite the efforts of Frank Carrington, British prime minister, world leaders will not agree to disarm and share their countries’ wealth.
Osahar, an ancient Egyptian priest, works with Imogene to release the promised consequences. Doctor Ernst Schneider has his own agenda as he hypnotizes the young girl and leads her to remember her past lives. Jacques de Sales, leader of a subcult in the Bilderberg Group, uses Imogene to advance his power and wealth. Meanwhile news anchor Susanne assists the prime minister in his desperate efforts to convince the British people to believe Imogene’s message.
Will the world turn from their evil ways, or will the Phineas Priesthood kill Imogene first? What makes this eight-year-old girl special? Who are the Light Beings, and what is the role of the Council of Elders? If you enjoy a fast, exciting listen, then this series is tailor made for you!
Contains Religious and New Age themes, and some violent scenes.
Edited by noted editor and author Don McNair
5 Star Review Still trying to catch my breath!
ByThomas A.on October 28, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Imogene’s Past Lives by Christine Sherborne is book II of the Imogene series.
I finished book I over the weekend and immediately purchased book II and my mind has been a whirlwind over the last twenty-four hours, I have not been able to stop reading. Imogene’s Past Lives is just as heart pounding and full of action as the first book, and what I love is, both of these books stand-alone. This is some of the best original fiction I have ever read, and I am so glad to say it’s fiction, because, the events that happen in this book are downright scary!The entire time I felt like I was watching the best season finale of any television series. Sherborne’s writing style is brilliantly visual, and like the first story, I was flipping pages like mad. I don’t dare give away any plot details because it would spoil the story for new readers, Book II completely exceeds the excitement of the first book and if this is any indication of what is to come, book III will undoubtedly be monumental.
Extreme Prejudice – Imogene’s Message
When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of Earth.
Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over 3,000 years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. The Pembroke family encounter extreme prejudice from the Priesthood. Braedon the village doctor is drawn into a world he didn’t know existed, to protect his daughter. His wife Xantara keeps her secrets and causes conflict in the marriage. All that is forgotten when Imogene levitates in Avebury Circle. Will the world believe Imogene’s incredible message?
77 Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss
77 Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss – How to prevent gaining weight over the holidays!
Imagine what it would be like if you could lose excess weight and keep it off for the rest of your life.
You’re probably wondering if this is possible. You’ve tried every diet going and while you lose some weight, before you know it the kilos return and you are back where you started.
Well, now it’s time for a change. Use these powerful cards as suggested and see a new you emerge.
Small incremental changes you can make to lose excess weight and keep it off.
When you hear the word ‘diet,’ is it enough for you to reach for the nearest block of chocolate? Good news – this is not a diet but a new way of working towards a slimmer you.That is why this method will work where others haven’t.
Today, most people realize that yo-yo dieting doesn’t work. In fact, in the long run, diets can actually cause you to gain weight. Making small daily adjustments to the way you eat and move can shift those pounds easily and painlessly without your body thinking, “Oh, no, I’m being starved again.”
Now I would like to help you experience the Japanese Kaizen method of reaching and keeping your ideal size. Kaizen means taking small incremental actions each day to reach your goal.
By choosing one or two suggestions each day you will gradually lose weight. And the bonus is – without too much effort!
I can’t wait for you to start – and I hope you will share your success with me.
Using the ideas on a daily basis will enable these beneficial changes to become a part of your daily routine. Each morning choose one idea and practice its lesson for that one day. Over time you will come to know which ones suit you best and these will sink into your subconscious and become automatic.
Remember, even though good food tastes yummy, being slimmer feels way better. Life is for enjoying. Ease into this programme and allow the weight to come off slowly. Ultimately, it’s all in the mind. If you think you can, you can.
1. Dark Bedroom
Make sure that your bedroom is always fairly dark. This enables your body to become sensitive to the hormone, leptin. This hormone tells your body when you are full.
Take Melatonin at bedtime to ensure that your body clock is set to give you a good night’s sleep. Melatonin has many life-giving properties and is well worth taking.
3. Cider Vinegar
Drink a tablespoon of cider vinegar with water each day. This acid drink will help your body digest carbohydrates and slow the rate that they enter your bloodstream.
4. Oil and Butter
Don’t be afraid to add a small amount of butter or olive oil to a meal or sandwich. Their use increases your metabolism and satisfies you, in turn reducing hunger pangs.
5. Evening Snacks
Where possible, do not eat after 8.00pm. If you must eat something, choose protein such as yogurt, chicken or turkey. Turkey or a banana will help you sleep.
6. Healthy Nuts
A handful of nuts as a snack can be satisfying and will stave off your hunger pangs for longer than many other snacks. It is true that nuts are high in calories but part of the nut is not absorbed and passes through the body. A small amount of nuts will satisfy your hunger.
7. Five Meals a Day
It is best to eat five small meals a day instead of three larger ones. Alternatively, eat three meals and two snacks. Eating regularly is necessary for weight loss – without food your metabolism will slow down. Choose fresh fruit or vegetable snacks so your body doesn’t go into a starvation mode.
8. Green Tea
Sip green tea throughout the day. It contains compounds that burn fat and increase your metabolic rate. Green tea has many health benefits including cancer-fighting enzymes.
9. Work or School Lunches
Always take lunch with you to work or school. To save time you can cook extra large healthy dinners and take the leftovers with you to work. Or make up a healthy crunchy salad by adding nuts to your normal salad mix.
10. Photo Pin-Up
Pin up a photo of yourself at your ideal weight or put a photo of your head on someone else’s body. You want to give yourself a positive picture, not a negative one. Our natural tendency is to move towards the way we want to be so always go for the best picture you can find.
11. Garlic & Onions
Add garlic and onions to your meals. These act on the fat by stopping some of it being absorbed into your body. Consider using spices such as tumeric and red peppers – these speed up your metabolism and aid weight loss.
12. Sit Down
Sitting down to family meals can make you feel more relaxed and therefore less likely to overeat. Usually family meals are cooked and more healthful than snack type meals.
13. Naughty Fats
Trans-fats are bad fats and are found in margarine and some cooking oils and salad dressings. Generally a bad fat is solid at room temperature. Good fats come in liquid form. Olive oil and grape-seed oil are ideal choices.
14. Walking Burns Fat
If you can take even a short walk before you eat and then another one about an hour later you will burn up to 15% more calories. The best time for a walk is after lunch and early afternoon when the body is at a higher temperature able to utilize the used calories much better.
15. Perfect Proteins
Choose lean protein every time for your main meal. Fish or skinless chicken are the best choices followed by lean cuts of beef and pork. Remember that the majority of your meal should be made up of fresh salads or vegetables.
16. Walk Uphill
When you go for a walk choose a route that takes you uphill for part of the way. Walking uphill burns more calories. Set your treadmill on an incline for faster weight loss.
17. Hidden Fats
Hidden fats are found in commercially baked goods, hard cheeses, cream soups, and creamy salad dressings. Choose the options with the smallest number of ingredients as these foods will have less additives.
18. Walk with Weights
Carrying small hand weights is a great idea when you go for a walk. This will not only burn more calories but will give your arms some tightening and make them stronger.
19.Water, water, water
Drink up to eight full glasses a day. Remember when you feel hungry you may just be dry so try a glass of water first. Drinking a glass of water before your meal with help make you feel fuller quicker.
Don’t let your family and friends sabotage you. They may be in the habit of pleasing people with foods or they may be jealous of the progress you are making. Make it plain to them that they are not helping you by offering bad choices. Say No!
21. Low Fat Choices
It is a good idea to choose low fat options when buying milk and yogurt. These days the taste is much the same and you soon get used to the small difference. Check for hidden sugars as often these raise the calories to the same as the normal option.
22. Whole Grains
Include some whole-grain fibre when you eat a protein meal. This combination will keep you feeling fuller for longer than eating protein alone. Whole grains include brown rice, whole wheat pasta, and wholemeal bread.
23. Slimming Sleep
Go to bed an hour earlier. A full eight hour sleep at night produces more leptin. This hormone controls your appetite by letting your body know when you have eaten enough.
24. Craving Coffee
One cup of coffee a day without sugar can help to prevent weight gain on your tummy. Furthermore the caffeine will burn more calories. Avoid coffee near your bedtime as it will keep you awake and disturb your production of leptin.
25. Media No-No
Turn off the television when you eat and it’s also not a good idea to eat at your computer. It has been proven that we consume far more calories when our mind is occupied elsewhere. Mindful eating will help you to recognize when you are full.
26. Fabulous Fresh
Eat as much of your diet as possible in its fresh and original state. Eating fresh vegetables, fruit, nuts and cooked meat will help speed up your metabolism.
27. Bedtime Blues
Try going to bed feeling a little hungry. It won’t worry you for long and it gives your body the chance to accept feeling hungry sometimes. It is often the late night calories that contribute to weight gain. 28. Alcohol Sense
Limit your intake of alcohol. Alcohol has lots of empty calories and a few drinks can be the equivalent of another meal. The best choice is one glass of red wine every other day as this has a useful amount of antioxidants that is good for your body and immune system.
29. Complex Carbohydrates
Complex carbohydrates are more easily turned into energy by the body than fat. These include nuts, beans, vegetables and wholegrain bread, pasta and brown rice.30. White Flour
Processed wheat in breads, cereals, or baked goods will make you gain weight. These foods give you calories without the benefit of vitamins, amino acids, and anti-oxidants. Also avoid eating white rice. Choose the natural brown variety instead.
31. Super Sunshine
Spending some time in the sun each day will allow your body to absorb vitamin D and the MSH hormone, both of which are essential to weight loss. But try to avoid the midday hours when the sun is likely to burn.
32. Love your Apples
The times when you crave sweets, chocolates or cake, eat an apple instead. This will curb your appetite and help you through to your next meal time. Apples are high in fibre and beneficial vitamins.
33. Stress Sabotage
Stress is a great weight gainer so try meditating for ten minutes a day. Sit quietly and simply concentrate on noticing your breathing. Avoid stressful situations. Stress releases a hormone called Cortisol, which affects the body and causes weight gain.
34. Thrifty Thyroid
Have you had your thyroid function checked by your doctor? A slow functioning thyroid slows down your body and quickly causes you to gain weight. Take the time to find out If you would benefit from medication. This can make a huge difference in the battle of the bulge.
35. Cinema Cravings
When you go to a movie or a show, choose mineral water and plain popcorn as your snack. You could even take a sensible snack with you. It is so easy to eat mindlessly during a two or three hour film.
36. Yummy Yogurt
Eat yogurt regularly in order to keep good bacteria in your intestines – it will help your body to process food in the correct way. Yogurt is a great help for weight loss and also gives you something sweet- tasting in your diet.
37. Happy Hobbies
Think of something interesting to do that takes your mind off eating. Take up a hobby that keeps your hands and mind occupied. Boredom makes you want to eat unhealthy foods, so stay busy.
38. Out and About
Get out and about, sightseeing, walking around the shopping mall, swimming or jogging; join a team sport. The more active you become the more calories you will burn. Every now and then take a turn around your home or workplace and feel how every little activity improves your fitness, mood, and weight
39. Clever Cooking
Eat cooked food as well as salads. Warm food is digested quicker and therefore moves faster through your body, speeding up your metabolism. Cooked food can also be comforting, especially during the cold weather.
40. Clever Shopping
When supermarket shopping, try to stick to the outer aisles where the fresh food and meats can be found. The center aisles house all the calorie-laden man-made snacks. Avoid them! Take a shopping list and stick to it.
41. Small Plates
We often fill our plates up too full and then feel that we have to eat what is in front of us. Make it a habit to leave at least ten per cent of the meal on the plate and restrict the amount you cook to start with. Use a smaller plate and trick your brain into feeling that you have enjoyed your usual full meal.
42. Rock n Roll
Put lively music on when doing household chores. Have some fun dancing with the broom and move more purposefully as you work. Alternatively, buy a fun exercise video and use it three times a week.
43. Nude Chickens
Remember to always remove the skin from chicken before you eat it. It has double the amount of calories as the chicken meat. Either steam or bake your chicken and leave the frying pan in the cupboard.
44. Step it Up
Twice a day walk up and down a flight of steps for ten minutes. You will be amazed at how this improves your fitness and your figure. Take the stairs instead of the elevator whenever you can.
45. Tasty Tomato
When eating pasta, either at home or out at a restaurant, always choose the tomato sauce version and avoid the cream sauces. Tomato sauce is lower in calories and can prevent many cancers, especially prostate cancer in men.
46. Step it Out
Buy a pedometer and aim to walk 10,000 steps each day. You will soon discover how much you need to walk to stay slim and healthy. Using a pedometer gives you a measure which encourages you to take up the challenge to reach your target.
47. Great Gardens
Get out in the garden and do some digging or mow the lawn. Even better, grow your own fresh herbs and salads. Soak up the vitamin D from the sun and reduce your waist size with all the bending and stretching.
48. Tuna Tips
When buying tinned tuna or salmon, it is best to choose the type that is packed with water and avoid the ones in oil. It is even better to eat fresh fish, smoked or baked.
49. Naughty French
When eating out or at home choose a salad with your meat or fish. Leave the French fries alone. If you just can’t do without a few fries then spray the potato sticks with oil and bake in the oven. Make a lower calorie choice by baking sweet potato sticks in the same way.
50. Clean that Car
On a sunny day get outside and wash the car instead of taking it through the car wash. Give it a polish and get that waist whittled down.
51. Great Snacks
For a great snack, choose raw carrot dipped in a tub of hummus. Always have low calorie snacks on hand in your fridge. Boiled eggs, chopped salad and lots of fruit will satisfy you and make you feel good. A small amount of nuts is nutritious and filling.
52. Slimming Swimming
Make use of any nearby swimming pool. This great exercise is fun and doesn’t put strain on your muscles and joints. Consider joining a water aerobic class; play water polo or basket ball.
53. Cheeky Kids
Take time out to play with your children, nieces, nephews or grandchildren. Chase them and race them. They will love it and so will you. You won’t even know that you are exercising and raised endorphins are a bonus.
54. I Love Pizza
Craving pizza? Then choose the vegetarian option. That has fewer calories than the fatty meats generally used. Use only a small amount of grated cheese and choose the thin crust option.
55. Clever Cleaning
Clean out the wardrobe or a set of drawers. This will give you exercise and keep you occupied and give you the bonus of a neat and tidy room or cupboard. Sell your unwanted items and invest in exercise equipment.
56. Best Buddies
Team up with a weight loss buddy, who can encourage you and keep you on track. Call each other for support when tempted to stray from sensible eating. Have a competition to see who can lose the most weight.
57. Easy Eating
Avoid allowing yourself to get too hungry; it will cause you to go back to old habits. Eat something every three hours but choose low calorie snack options. Drink regular glasses of water.
58. Lift some Weights
Do some weight lifting and weight bearing exercises. Although muscle weighs heavier than fat it does allow you to eat more and not put on weight. Even lifting a couple of cans out of the pantry, or lifting your child up and down, can help.
59. Jump on those Scales
Weigh yourself regularly. If you don’t monitor your weight you will soon find it going up and out of control. Weigh yourself at least twice a week and at the same time of day. 60.
If you find that you have had a weak moment and pigged out, don’t worry, simply refocus. After all, you are not on a diet you are simply making small changes to lose weight without effort. Remember, it is what you do most of the time that is important.
61. Brain Power
Make it a habit to eat slowly. Remember what your grandmother said about chewing each bite ten times! Make your meal last so that your brain has time to let you know when you are full. It takes twenty minutes for the full-up signal to reach from your stomach to your brain.
62. Sugar, Please
If you take sugar in your tea or coffee it is time to give it up. It only takes a couple of weeks to get used to the new taste and you will find that sugar will taste sickly sweet after that. This alone could help you lose kilos.
63. Nutritionists Rock
Consult a nutritionist if you aren’t sure which foods are good for you. These experts can tell you a lot in one appointment and the visit might be covered by your health insurance. After all, knowledge is power.
64. The Automation Key
Take time to decide on some good meal choices and then automate one or two of these per day. Doing this will give you a better chance of staying on track. When planning your meals ensure that you stock the right foods in your pantry to give yourself less chance of straying.
65. Trusty Time Savers
Use frozen mixed vegetables that you can microwave in minutes. They will be fat-free and always ready and easy to go. Pick up ready-made salads on your way home. Open a can of tuna or salmon. Choosing these options gives you fast but healthy food.
66. Douse the Flames
Inflammation of your body is known to cause obesity. Each day include some inflammation-fighting foods – anything bright and natural like red peppers. Other good choices are fish oil and walnuts and a daily aspirin will also reduce inflammation.
67. Emotional Eating
When you are you thinking of reaching for a high calorie snack, check how you are feeling; it may be that you are anxious or stressed. In that situation a brisk walk, relaxing bath, or talking over your problems may be the answer. Being aware of your emotions helps to overcome this common cause of obesity.
Spend a few minutes each day in a comfortable chair and let yourself daydream about a wonderful slim you. Enjoy the feeling it gives. Listen to hypnosis slimming CDs as you fall asleep. Check my slimming CD, ‘Slender & Gorgeous’ at www.colourstory.com
Sometimes we need something just to chew on, for example on a long drive. Keep some sugarless gum or other low-calorie fruit gums on hand for those ‘must chew’ moments.
70. Learn to Cook
Invest in a good slimming cookbook or borrow one from the library. Learning how to cook using low calorie methods such as using herbs and spices instead of oils can help keep off the weight.
71. Slimming Aids
Maybe you feel that you need further help to curb your appetite. If so, see your doctor for some weight loss assistance pills and listen to their advice on which is the best option for you.
72. Clever Chemist
Xenical or Orlistat can be taken with advice from your chemist. These drugs stop 20% of fat being absorbed by the body and are a great way to lose weight or help in keeping lost weight off.
Write the following out and place it where you will see it everyday. “Food doesn’t taste as good as slim feels.” This will help remind you to choose the healthy option. Place several reminders around you, in the car, office, and home.
74. Artful Affirmations
Affirmations do work. Write one or two out and repeat them several times a day. “I love eating healthy foods” “Every day I make wise choices” Check out my website for lots of choices or make up your own.
75. Artful Ads
Food advertisements are designed to get our mouths watering and tempt us to buy delicious looking foods that aren’t in our best interests. Record your TV programmes so that you can skip over these adverts. Watch only low-calorie type cooking programmes for the same reason.
76. Move that Meal
Have you just eaten a big meal and feel that all your good work has gone to pot? Then get moving, go out for at least a 30 minute walk and try to move about as much as possible for the next few hours. This will help you metabolize your food and use up some of those extra calories.
77. Enjoy Life
Life is for enjoying. Don’t get hung up on thinking about nothing but weight loss. Ease into these tips and let the weight come off slowly and naturally. Choose one or two strategies at a time. Gradually they will become second nature, helping you to stay slim and healthy.
Extra Tip for a Quick Start – Give up Sugar in any form!
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When extreme religious fundamentalists known as the Phineas Priesthood led by Ezekiel Yates and his three cousins, target Xantara Pembroke because they believe she is a witch, they launch a major conflict between unworldly disciples of good and evil. This 60,000-word, action-packed thriller shows the twists and turns of both sides as they try to destroy or save the souls of earth.
Imogene is the daughter of Xantara, a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over three thousand years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. The Pembroke family encounter extreme prejudice from the Priesthood.
Braedon the village doctor is drawn into a world he didn’t know existed to protect his daughter. His wife Xantara keeps her secrets and causes conflict in the marriage.
All that is forgotten when Imogene levitates in Avebury Circle. Will the world believe Imogene’s incredible message?
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Where does Imogene’s Message rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
It’s difficult to position this audio-book with other audio-books because it stands alone and is unique. The story is disturbing as well as terrifying. Told with great detail the effects of religious prejudice and oppression The dark side is using torture as a method of purification. The lighter side is the resurrection of Imogene and the message she brings of not judging others and radicalism. The reality is that these practice are still being used today.
What did you like best about this story?
I liked way the story was told with lots of action and a supernatural undertone. I was totally engrossed with Zantara, Imogene’s mother. When they put that leather vest on her and she realized what form of torture it was. I cried. I was completely drawn into this well-conceived story.
Which character – as performed by Timothy McKean – was your favorite?
Zantara, Imogene’s mother is my favorite character. I could feel her fear confusion and disgust as the religious extremist had their way with her.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I did listen to this book in one sitting, how could I not!!
It was so completing and terrifying. What pulled me in was the quick pace and twist and turns of the plot.
Any additional comments?
This would make a good movie
Imogene’s Message: by Australian author, Christine Sherborne is without a doubt EPIC! This is book one of the Imogene series, I enjoyed this book so much I already have started reading book II. Author Sherborne has an incredible talent for telling a story. At no time was there a chance to catch your breath. Roller Coaster doesn’t even come close to what a wild ride this first book is. Not only action packed but emotionally charged. When the Pembroke family return to Xantara’s place of birth, together with her husband, Braeden the doctor and their daughter Imogene, Xantara relaxes to settle in and enjoy the serenity of her quaint village. Xantara, is a Guardian of Avebury Circle, an ancient monument near Stonehenge. For over three thousand years, wives of eight village families have performed ceremonies to heal local people, with power handed down from first daughter to first daughter. However, a group of extreme fundamentalist have other plans for Xantara and her… Read more
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Attract Your Perfect Future
by Christine Sherborne
You are not an accident. You are a completely unique, one-of-kind human being. There is no-one on this Earth exactly like you. There never has been and never will be.
You were born into this world for a purpose, and to gain maximum satisfaction in your life and achieve all that you can, you should discover what that purpose is and follow your destiny. You will only find complete happiness when you discover your true purpose, and work with the universe, following the path it has laid out for you.
It takes time to discover your true path, and you will make many false starts. But you will know when you are on the correct path, because those are the times in your life when everything seems to fall into place.
During your lifetime, you are faced with many decisions and alternative choices, each of which lead to many more choices, the sum of which ultimately create your future. You will undoubtedly make some good decisions and some bad ones along the way. This book will help you to make the right choices for a successful future by helping you to discern your destiny.
Sometimes you may think that the choices you have made in the past have spoiled your life for good, but be assured that it is usually possible for the worst decision, action or situation to be turned around for your benefit. By acting now, using your intuition, prayer and spiritual guidance, with determination, and the help of this book, you can change your future for the better.
If you shrink from making a decision or taking any sort of risk, you end up wavering and being tossed and blown by the winds of fortune, which very often turn out to be the winds of misfortune.
You were given a spirit that is naturally drawn towards life and making choices that bring good to your spirit and body. Your intuition is a natural gift – use it to discern the way to go. When making decisions, there are techniques you can use to help – sometimes it is just commonsense, or discussing the situation with someone else, and sometimes you can call on your intuition, discerning in your spirit the correct decision.
When you are on the right track, working with your destiny, you will find that doors open for you, assistance comes from places you couldn’t imagine, and you will feel peace in your spirit. When you are tempted to go the wrong way, very often you will find that obstacles arise, and everything becomes difficult.
Tom Stoppard said: “Every exit is an entry somewhere.”