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The Truth That Frees a Human

Amar B. Singh Author Interview

Amar B. Singh Author Interview

The Third showcases the unique and stunning mind of Aryan and follows him through the trials of his life. What was the inspiration for this thought-provoking novel?

The inspiration for the book was the realization of the fact that human life eventually is about sorrow unless the human being corrects his misplaced identity in his body and mind. Directly or indirectly, the cause of all sorrow is the unconscious realization by us that we are limited beings and that there will be an end to us, the way we think we are. This is also inspired by my personal focus on the fact of human conditioning, the myth of decision making, will vs fate deciding our life, surrender vs struggle as a way of living, among other things…

Aryan represents the common man except that to highlight the point above, he has been portrayed as a brilliant mind capable of handling any difficult situation which can be handled by the intellect. He represents the mind taking charge of the self while the narrator is the soul or the higher self who comes in to point out to the mind the fact that he is essentially limited and should know his role in the whole story of life. That’s the truth that frees a human being.

Aryan is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind his character development?

Aryan’s character development had to have the point that he was an exceptional mind who was observant enough to notice why his life was going wrong. He therefore, tries a thousand things as the mind does in any given situation. He succeeds in several situations but eventually has to find out the thread he has been hanging from. The fact however, is realized later – that only when the mind, which is no more than a collection of thoughts inspired by memories, gives up having seen the uselessness of itself and its thoughts, does it become open to seeing what really is – the existential appears and the psychological disappears.

This could not have been done without the mind trying its hardest and given up. The point being made by his turning to addictions even with all successes, which in fact, is another way of release from the mind but that’s essentially going below the mind, not beyond it.

I enjoyed the poetry sprinkled throughout the book. Was this poetry you wrote separate from the book or did you write it for the story?

Thanks. I am glad you liked those. The story has been in the making for a decade. I had written pieces of the story and the poetry to go with it and only a few of those appear in the book. The story continues in the next book which is a sequel to this.

What is the next novel that you are working on and when will it be available?

I am working on the sequel to this story of The Third. The prodigy of Aryan will have a lot to choose from as he gets to a self-realized/ enlightened state while it will be difficult for him to communicate his point of view to others as the magic realism is considered pure fantasy by others. So, Aryan will choose what he does with his life and how the other participants in his life are helped by him, if at all. The story also hopefully, continues to help unravel the wisdom in the scriptures with such powerful one-liners as “I, myself, am God!”

I am hoping the book is available by April this year.

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If there was one root cause of all the pains in this world that all living beings go through, would we not want to solve that forever and live in bliss and peace. We invent the Superman and the Iron Man for the same reasons that we invent Gods but we ignore the fact that our pursuit is on the path to failure because we have forgotten who we are!The problem with finding that out is that we use the wrong tool, the wrong measurement instrument. The human mind is as useless in the discovery of the root cause of all human miseries, as a 6-inch scale ruler in measuring the height of the Himalayas.Aryan, the prodigy, the man of iron will, goes down the same path of ruin until he experiences this miracle that ends him…

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An Otherworldly Schedule

Lucia Mann Author Interview

Lucia Mann Author Interview

Every character in Endless Incarnation Sorrows was distinct and well drawn. Were these based on flashbacks as well or were these creatively developed?

In a way, they were flashbacks to another time and place experienced during deep sleep. They were too descriptively vivid to simply ignore upon awakening. Which left me pondering: Do your past lives influence your present? I didn’t write this book to “convert” folk, but to leave a question Can past lives resurface in the present day and influence our daily propensities and practices because my vivid flashbacks took on a life of their own, arriving and departing on an otherworldly schedule.

What do you hope readers take away from your novel?

I would like readers to have open minds to the probability of: “Have we lived before?”

Are you working on any future books based on your experiences?

Yes, I have just finished my 7th book: “The Little Breadwinner” based the the “dirty” El Salvadoran civil war that was aided by the USA, and the CIA’s involvement … accused of “stealing” thousands of human rights statements after the war.

I was there in El Salvador as a journalist during the war and interviewed several people, but a leftist rebel, a feisty little dwarf who had the courage of a lion grabbed my attention. This is her story and others who were assassinated by the National Guard’s death squads.

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A saga chronicling insights from past lives that resurfacein the present day and impact prevailing patterns.

Based on true events: After the hospital staff resuscitated author Lucia Mann forthe third time following a third surgery, she began to perceive and recognizea string of intimate memories of people and places from long ago. Although shewas unable to control the arrival of these vivid flashbacks, she recognized theirconnection to her current life. Often paralyzed with fear from echoes and visionsof the past, Lucia eventually took pen to paper to make her peace with yesteryear.

As Lucia Mann constructs spellbinding memorials to past times, she threadscertain themes throughout, such as the imprinted physical marks that symbolizedunsanctioned deeds dating back to the author’s first imprint on Earth, and a loveso deep and full that it survived captivity, depravity, and more until it eventuallyachieved perfect purity.

Mann’s tale is told through a panoply of fascinating characters:

  • LALA, who suffers enslavement in a hostile desert because of her mother’soriginal sin.
  • LYVEVA, who braves abduction by Danish Vikings and ultimately emergesas a respected healer.
  • LUCJA, who tells her tale of barbarity and degeneracy within the electrifiedperimeter fences of Auschwitz.

This multigenerational tale will trigger you to ponder the elements of your lifethat you are puzzled by or take for granted. Is there an ancient explanation to acertain act, or characteristic, or mark? Mann invites you to contemplate the conceptof reincarnation and to consider how it may be affecting your own epic journey.

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A Poignant Visionary Fiction

Lali A. Love Author Interview

Lali A. Love Author Interview

Heart of a Warrior Angel follows Lilac in her twilight years as she recalls her journey through life crossing literal and metaphorical oceans. Why was this an important book for you to write?

Writing Heart of a Warrior Angel as my debut novel was a passionate process for me that began 4 years ago. I wanted to relay an inspirational and character-driven narrative that embodied a metaphysical fantasy about an incarnated angel’s journey on earth but also sought to humanize the protagonists’ experiences in a way that readers would be able to relate.

This story touches on some sensitive subject matter of childhood trauma and fear-based conditioning through the eyes of the main character, Lilac Noble, as she struggled to liberate herself from the shadows of her past and the evil entities that had plagued her bloodline for generations. From the systemic abuse and repression that had long scarred Lilac’s family tree to post-traumatic stress symptoms and the battle between traditional healing and modern therapy, this story relays some of the most challenging issues people face today. By removing the veil of secrecy and shame, the story recounts how the protagonists heal from their past through self-actualization, in a vulnerable and authentic manner. I wanted to write a thoughtful, empowering and challenging novel about perseverance, resiliency, compassion, forgiveness, and portray a story that transcended pain into unconditional love.

Since embarking on my own awakening journey 4 years ago, I was motivated to write an emotionally invoking thriller where I could raise awareness on these relevant issues through the characters and share some philosophical insights into epistemology, quantum physics and energy healing. I am humbled to be able to tell this heart-wrenching tale that reflects the realities of many brave warriors who have survived various forms of violence, giving them a voice through my characters. It was important to relay a poignant visionary fiction that may resonate with readers and perhaps also serve as a catalyst for changing conversations.

Lilac is an intriguing character that captures so many emotions. What were some driving ideals behind her development?

This was a story that needed to be told, and it started to flow organically as I began to develop the qualities of the main character. Lilac is a compilation of many incredible, resilient women that I have met throughout my life, who have found the courage and their own inner strength in the face of life’s mounting hardships. Lilac’s captivating tale facilitated this inspiring and empowering story of love, compassion, and forgiveness.

When I developed the main character, Lilac, I had to imagine how an incarnated angel’s true identity could be stripped away in modern day society, by humanizing the fantasy. I wanted to make her real, authentic and vulnerable, relaying raw emotions and internal conflict that readers could relate to as she struggled to understand her Soul purpose in the face of darkness.

As readers vicariously wade through Lilac’s past experiences of financial hardship, pain, cruelty, and the long-term effects of post-traumatic stress, it was essential to relay her sheer determination to protect her loved ones from harm. She was broken, far from perfect and layered with her own scars, but accepting of her emotional volatility as she actively sought healing techniques to expand her consciousness and discover her true identity.

I wanted to portray Lilac as a multi-dimensional character, compelled by pure, unconditional love, giving her layers of emotional and spiritual depth throughout her self-realization journey, as she discovered her warrior wings and began to conquer the evil entities that have been sent to derail her divine mission of breaking the generational bloodline curse.

The story creates a beautiful tapestry of emotion and metaphysical visions. Was this a planned direction for the novel, or did it develop organically while writing?

Heart of a Warrior Angel is the first metaphysical thriller in a trilogy that is based on the journey of three spiritually connected incarnated Angels brought together in the third-dimensional existence, to realize their Divine Feminine Soul purpose. Each of them is a Light carrier and have to experience unique self-realization journeys through the awakening process, to discover their true authentic self and overcome the obstacles and dark entities that are meant to destroy their inner light. As Lightkeepers and Empaths, their primary mission is to help uplift humanity to higher dimensions by transmuting negative vibrational frequencies into positive light energy, expanding the state of unity consciousness.

This was always the planned direction and vision for my debut novel as I wanted to blend the metaphysical philosophy as part of the protagonists’ healing and awakening process. There is an element of supernatural suspense as Lilac faces the traumas of her past to vanquish the evil entities that have consumed members of her family lineage for generations. On this epic journey, Lilac undergoes the destructive process of spiritual enlightenment to lift the veil of darkness and shame that has obscured her youth. As Lilac unlocks painful memories of abuse, suppressed in her subconscious from years of fear-based conditioning, she uncovers menacing secrets feeding the evil within her generational bloodline. In an attempt to vanquish the sinister energies, Lilac finds the courage to discover her inner truth, vulnerability and authenticity, as she awakens her divine light and overcomes her debilitating fears of the past. Her unequivocal love of her family guides them through a journey of self-awareness, healing, spiritual enlightenment and transformation.

Through metaphysics and energy transmutation, Lilac exposes the evil out of the shadows and brings their truth into the light with self-love and acceptance, to live in freedom, peace, and in harmony with the universe. Everything Lilac experienced in her youth had been a culmination of events to prepare her for the most devastating incident she never could imagine – a real test of her authenticity, courage, and sacrifice. Lilac is thrown into the most epic combat of all time – good vs. evil, fighting to break the bloodline curse of her heritage, where darkness has lurked and fed on the low-frequency vibrations of humans that were conditioned by fear and lived on the lower realms of existence.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

My current work in progress is the second book of the trilogy, The Art of Rose, which is also a metaphysical thriller exploring the concept of reincarnation. The main character, Rose, is Lilac’s youngest sister, who is on a quest to find her mirror self and twin soul flame. She’s on a mission to discover her own Soul purpose by activating her past life memories as she time travels back into ancient Egypt. Rose is plagued with sinister entities that shape-shift throughout her travels, to derail her divine mission. Through a journey of self-love and kundalini awakening, Rose overcomes early childhood trauma and feelings of abandonment to blossom and live a life of creativity, passion and in service of the Light. I’m hoping to have the second book available for publication by 2021.

I’m also working on the third book of the trilogy, The Code of Joe, where I will be transitioning into the Young Adult fiction. This metaphysical fantasy explores the transitional impacts on humanity as the world begins to shift into higher dimensions, exposing all the darkness that has been buried in the shadows by generational conditioning. As the collective consciousness evolves, these shadows begin to emerge into the Light, propelling humanity from the age of spiritual oppression into spiritual independence and responsibility. The sixteen-year-old protagonist, Joe, is Lilac’s youngest daughter who grows up in the New Age of technology and the insurgence of artificial intelligence. Her journey to enlightenment uncovers the truth about accessing the infinite power and wisdom of the Akashic Records, recognizing her true identity as an incarnated angel early in her youth. With Lilac’s help, she discovers her inner magical powers to fight off the sinister shadows and help uplift humanity through the era of the Matrix, into the New Age of ascension. I hope to have this novel available for publication by 2023.

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Heart of a Warrior Angel: From Darkness to Light by [Love, Lali A.]Award winning Author Lali A. Love provides a supernatural thriller of metaphysical and visionary fantasy with her own revolutionary philosophy and unique narrative skills to produce this emotionally invoking, heart-wrenching and gripping tale of a family’s rise from poverty, oppression and abuse.

Lilac Noble must face the traumatic experiences of her childhood before she can conquer the dark entities that have wreaked havoc on her family. On this epic journey, Lilac undergoes the destructive process of spiritual enlightenment in order to lift the veil of darkness and shame that has obscured her youth. As Lilac unlocks painful memories of abuse, suppressed in her subconscious from years of fear-based conditioning, she uncovers menacing secrets feeding the evil within her generational bloodline. In an attempt to vanquish the sinister energies, Lilac finds the courage to discover her inner truth, vulnerability, and authenticity, as she awakens her divine light and overcomes her debilitating fears of the past. Lilac’s unconditional love for her family guides her through her process of healing and transformation, fuelling her instinct for survival and her burning desire to illuminate the world.

Spanning two continents and three generations, this inspirational novel portrays the best and worst of humanity and shows how the “tiniest spark of light can overcome the darkness of any magnitude,” through forgiveness, compassion, and the most powerful force in the universe – Love.

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Dream a Dream That Never Ends

Kirby Lord Author Interview

Kirby Lord Author Interview

Myrrendryl is a thought provoking fantasy novel that follows Davey as he escapes to a world very different from his own. What was the inspiration for the setup to this intriguing novel?

I came up with the idea for the novel from a thought; What if when you die, you pass completely unaware and simply dream a dream that never ends. That, coupled with a deep love for horror fiction and stories that are more than the sum of their parts.

Davey is an interesting and well developed character. What were some themes you wanted to explore with his character?

I really wanted Davey to be relatable, I wanted him to be the Everyman Hero, but even with the best of intentions, sometimes, doing the right thing is never cut and dry. I wanted him to struggle with bullying, abuse, loss, unrequited love, and being an outcast. In the end, even with the odds piled against him and despair baring it’s poisoned fangs, I needed him to make the choice that matters.

I found ‘Cardboard City’ to be fascinating and well developed. What were some driving ideals behind this and it’s backstory?

Let me answer this, with a question. Was it ever really there? Sure, it seemed like a magical place, but for all it’s glamour, couldn’t a Maytag box and a rat chewn blanket be paradise?

If it was there, it was because a common belief brought these youths together and kept them focused on a singular goal. A little paint here, some salvaged materials there and soon, they had their own community.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

I’m currently working on a novel of the prodigal son.

James is a successful businessman in the city, but he harbors a deep secret. He is not who he says he is. A lawyer and private investigator track him down to tell him his mother is dead and her estate leaves him as the heir. Now returning to the small town he left far behind he is assailed with memories both good and bad.

But this town holds it’s own secret, and someone or something is very glad to see the son return home.

Hopefully out this year, but at the latest, it will be next.

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The curtain, the veil, the void, the abyss. So many names for the mystery of the beyond. People spend a good part of their lives just wanting to lift the heavy canvas of the circus tent and take a peek inside. Eventually they’ll know, in the end, we all know, but mankind is an impatient beast. Sadly, for most, if they ever could pull aside that curtain, they would spend the rest of their lives trying to forget that they ever had.Myrrendryl tells the tale of four seemingly unconnected youth bound to one another in a way none of them could have guessed and knowing would threaten to shatter their very existence. The hands of fate appear to play them like marionettes, but are they truly controlled by fate? Or are they their own masters? A story that questions what is real, and what is the sands of dreams. A story ultimately, about the human condition and what deep down, we are willing to sacrifice.

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Myrrendryl

Myrrendryl by [Lord, Kirby]

What starts off as just another teenager-focused bully story quickly shows its teeth to reveal something decidedly darker. The fear and emotion felt by the main protagonist seem both plausible and real, and the dysfunctional home life that he is forced to live through is also crafted to feel quite genuine.

We learn early on in this dark urban fantasy novel that Davey was forced by his difficulties to mentally escape into worlds of movie characters that he looked up to. He imagined himself overcoming his difficulties in a similar way that heroes from his favorite movies had, and it made him feel good to think that he could live in someone else’s shoes.

It doesn’t take long for Davey to find the escape he was looking for. What he found was something he never would have thought possible.

The world that Davey finds seems perfect to him. He cannot see any of the violence, abuse, or bullying that tortured him up to the point of finding ‘Cardboard City’. What he does see is a tight-knit community of kids living free from adult oppression. They govern themselves and seem to have a good hold on how to get things done, their way. Davey quickly feels right at home with his new friends. Friends that he would change his life forever.

As time goes on, Davey and the other kids grow up, but they stay connected to one another in a variety of ways. The connections that show up throughout the story between characters, and how their individual stories interconnect is impressively crafted.

Lord has a talent for characterization and building believable interactions between characters like no other. The reader is taken for a ride through several lives as they search for a deeper meaning and it is a pleasure to follow them and experience what they do.

The writing is simple yet has plenty of the details necessary to set a scene and show the inner-workings of the characters. One can easily get a feel for where you are, who is involved with each scene, and what events are unfolding. The pace is steady, as well, making for a story that is difficult to put down.

Myrrendryl by Kirby Lord, is a first novel by the incredible author, but you would never know that. If you like dark fantasy stories that questions the fabric of our reality, Myrrendryl is a must read.

Pages: 400 | ASIN: B07MXZQ9QW

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The Red Grouse Tales

The Red Grouse Tales: The Little Dog and other stories. by [Garland, Leslie W P]

The Red Grouse Tales by Leslie W. P. Garland is a book comprised of four short stories. Each story starts off with a quote followed by someone telling that particular tale. Each story revolves around the theme of religion. However, the theme is not heavy or overtaking the tale. Each short story starts off slow complete with building suspense and a twist ending. Each story has its own unique lesson one can learn and think about, making them slightly philosophical. While each telling is different, the main theme is good and evil, which gives the reader a lot to ponder.

I enjoyed this collection of stories and would recommend them. One of my favorite parts of these short stories were the fable-like feeling. They each told a story with a surprising lesson attached to each. I also greatly enjoyed the way the stories were written. Each had a way of telling a story through another person, which made the reading interesting and fun for me. I think it was a nice, added detail that gave it a more authentic feeling of sitting around and hearing a tale as well as making it seem more like a fable.

This book consists of four short stories. The Little Dog is the first one, which I felt, was a great story to start off with. It hooked me in the book itself to see what the rest of them have to offer. I think this short story in particular really set up the rest of the book as it was suspenseful and thought-provoking. It contained one of the more interesting ideas I have come across in a book: What is evil? According to this tale, evil does not have a conscious. I had to pause and think about this for a bit afterward because it was such an interesting concept to propose.

The second was The Crow, which I also greatly enjoyed. The contrast between the teenager and the older man in the story was stark, and I liked to see those differences between the two of them. I think this one was my favorite out of the four as it showed you how unique perspectives can be.

I also found The Golden Tup to be particularly interesting. I think it was my second favorite out of the collection. It was told in a suspenseful and fun way. The White Hart was not of any particular interest to me, personally, when compared to the others, but it fits in with the other tales and tied them together nicely.

All together, I found this collection to be immensely entertaining.

Pages: 347 | ASIN:  B018VWOVIU

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Made of Stone

Made of Stone: Book One: Satori Stone Series by [Palmer, Desiree M.]

There are women of mystery, and then there’s Satori Stone. Satori is, in all truth, a mystery to herself. When she makes preparations to pack and sell her mother’s belongings following her death, Satori discovers she isn’t who her mother always made her believe she was.  As the days go by, Satori is hit with a new relationship–the relationship she has always wanted–and a realization about her own abilities.  Soon after the revelation of her own identity, Satori finds her life and that of her daughter, Sarah, threatened by a force she does not recognize. With the help of her friend and mentor, Naoma, Satori learns quickly who she truly is and how to control the gift she never knew she possessed.

Made of Stone, by Desiree Palmer, is a truly unique blend of mysticism, fantasy, and romance. Main character, Satori Stone, is thoughtful and introspective and has all the makings of a stand-out figure for a series. Palmer has begun, with this book, what promises to be a string of books in which readers will be afforded the opportunity to watch Satori grow and prosper in her newly discovered skills.

Satori’s reactions are genuine throughout the book. Palmer writes in a real and raw manner of the heart-wrenching moment when Satori discovers the truth about her parentage. In addition, Satori’s emotional crisis on the plane with what could be the man of her dreams reflects every woman’s self talk and contains highly relatable moments of nervousness and apprehension.

The friendship Satori has with Naoma is unique and enviable. The two are as much family as they are friends, and Palmer does a nice job of dragging out Naoma’s connection to mysticism. Even though I had some notions early on about Naoma, I appreciated the slow reveal of Naoma’s truth and, subsequently, Satori’s truth.

As this is the first book in a series, I am looking forward to seeing the full story on Darvey, Satori’s new love interest. He intrigues me. Palmer has successfully created a character who could easily, down the road, be a hero or a villain. As much as Satori wants him to be the answer to her prayers, I wanted to see a hidden truth in his actions and his questions. He stands as an enigma and, for me, really makes the story more fascinating.

The whole aspect of mysticism is captivating. Naoma’s explanation of the power within oneself is eye-opening. Palmer definitely builds a case for the mystics of the world with the character of Naoma. She, aside from Darvey, is my favorite character in the series thus far.

I didn’t like the speed with which Satori is forced to use her abilities. As the first part of the book has a much slower pace leading up to the reveal of powers, I would like to have seen Satori struggle a bit more to get a grasp on her newfound skills. It felt to me as if the pace picked up quickly and some opportunities for character development were missed. All in all, Made of Stone is a fun read with a compelling story line and memorable characters.

Pages: 203 | ASIN: B07HLHHG7N

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Energy Medicine: A Collective Approach

Energy Medicine – A Collective Approach: This book provides a consolidated approach to healing the body on a mental, emotional and physical level. It includes five healing systems: Neo-light healing, Reiki, Chakra healing, Color healing, Crystal healing. When combining all five systems, one is opened up to a powerful energy force and healing occurs in the metaphysical, spiritual and physical dimensions. This book is set out in a way that allows one to also access a collective healing approach to specific weaknesses or disorders in the body. It contain an A-Z list of diseases/ailments, giving a collective healing approach for each. This book provides the metaphysical benefits of crystals, listed in alphabetical order for easy reference. Neo-light is a new healing system and, to date, information on this energy healing technique can only be found in this book. It describes how to use the healing technique, the Neo-light symbols and how to create a Neo-light healing box. Reiki is usually passed on from teacher to student, which hampers those who are unable to reach out to a Reiki master. Whilst not discrediting Master to Student attunements, this book offers the gift of self-attunement to all. ‘Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen’ removes time and distance, and the attunement has been channeled into the script. It describes how to perform Reiki, and has pictures of the hand positions. Learn how to create healing boxes for healing, manifestation, weight loss, fertility, abundance and much more.

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