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Carol-Anne Mason
Carol-Anne Mason Author Interview

The Accidental Psychic follows a young woman who’s suddenly given supernatural abilities and becomes the target of an evil priest. What was the inspiration for the setup to your story?

This story has been a long, long time coming. I’m almost 64 years of age and throughout my extraordinary, and busy life I have always remained an ardent believer in the Afterlife and Spiritualism—which has grown stronger through researching the subject. Then about 20 years ago I was given a healing crystal that had been handed down through the females in my lineage, from as far back as 1820. It turned out, that my Great Grandmother was a well known psychic and healer and had had the crystal handed down to her.

I always knew that I was an intuitive and an empath, and my connection to other psychics from my ancestry got me fired up to write a fictional story about it. Also my daughter who is also and empath—and has the most extraordinary Aqua coloured eyes, had to be my protagonist, Annie Prior, and my front cover image.

The evil Priest, the antagonist, came from my unhappy days at a convent school 50 years ago. Although the Priest back then wasn’t evil, he still frightened the bejeebies out of all us school girls, so I used his looks and persona—although embellished slightly, as one of my main characters.

Annie is an intriguing and well developed character. What were some driving ideals behind her character’s development?

As previously explained, Annie Priors character was modelled on my daughters looks and persona, with the same long red hair and stubbornness to match. But the character’s many traits and experiences came from my journey through my younger years. In fact many of the characters are people I have met along the way, and their names are taken from my ancestors.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

The Main theme is obviously spiritualism and psychic abilities, which I whole heartedly believe in—because I have received so much evidence which cannot be disputed.

An important theme was also the afterlife. What I really wanted to do was to get across to my readers that dying is not to be feared, but to be embraced as every part of our life should be. Also, that when a person dies they hold onto that same character over on the other side, and even come through with messages of humour, wisdom and revelations. Another theme I was adamant to get across is that although bereavement is a normal reaction to loosing a loved one, and will always remain with us which is right … but we need to realise that they are still there through a fine veil watching over us, and sometimes they even manage to get through with messages via clairvoyant mediums, to prove their existence to ease their devastated loved ones.

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

I am working on the sequel, ‘The Eternal Psychic’ which is the second in ‘The Annie Prior Series.’ I knew when I was halfway through with my first book, that Annie had so many more adventures left in her. She remains the best Clairvoyant Medium in the country, and continues to give messages to the bereaved. She also morphs into becoming a Psychic detective with the help of DI Dan Watts from the Met. But the link she has to her ancestors proves too much, and she goes just a little too far in finding out where her abilities originate from.

‘The Eternal Psychic’ is due out April 2022.

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A horrific train crash turns Annie Prior’s life upside down by triggering an extraordinary psychic ability that had lain dormant since her childhood.
After being rescued in more ways than one by a dark haired stranger from the train, two fatalities from the accident return to haunt her; and as Annie’s new Clairvoyant and Mediumship abilities grow, she is immersed into a realm of both needy and malevolent souls.
Despite an ongoing battle with her narcissistic family, and a boss with a dark past which continues to plague her, Annie comes to realise her strange new powers are there for reasons beyond the present.
She embarks on a life journey helping both the living and the spirit world to gain closure.
But, not all are happy with Annie’s new vocation.

His Humanity And His Divinity

Author Interview
Lawrence Keller Author Interview

Guided Ignatian Contemplation provides readers with meditations on the gospels to help them come closer to Jesus. Why was this an important book for you to write?

It was important for me to write the book because I find that Ignatian Contemplation assists me with prayer and getting closer to Jesus. The stories of Jesus’s life are well known, we have heard them so many times, and for this reason, certain things may be taken for granted or pass unnoticed. Saint Ignatius of Loyola asks us to stop and enter into the stories imagining them vividly as if we were watching a movie, and we may find hidden treasures and blessings by doing this. I wanted to bring the stories to life, limiting my imagination as much as possible to Bible’s truths and Jesus’s teachings. At the same time, I wanted to make the participants real, people we can relate to so we may see ourselves in them or someone we may know. I wanted to bring the stories down to earth and at the same time elevate the readers to new heights by entering into them and meditating on them. I also wanted to emphasize Jesus’s character, holiness, and power so that we could experience both His humanity and His divinity.

You share 14 stories from the gospels in this book. Which of these stories stands out to you personally?

The story that touches me most is Jesus’s anointing before His death. In this story, we can see Jesus’s humanity and divinity in a highly moving way. We can also experience our fragility as human beings, which is yet embraced by His boundless love.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

For me it was very important to show Jesus’s constant humility and His Father coming in without delay to exalt Him. As Jesus mentioned God was always with Him. Jesus is humbling Himself and making Himself dependent on God throughout. Another theme is Jesus’s humanity and divinity at the same time, and that He would not use His power to ease His human trials. A third theme would be His compassion, the way He would work to exhaustion, be moved, change His plans and treat with gentleness those with frailties due to His empathy, caring love, and compassion.

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

I would like them to come closer to the knowledge of Jesus by meditating on the stories and making themselves active participants, leading them into a conversation and deeper relationship with Jesus.

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The purpose of this book is to guide you on the Ignatian contemplation form of prayer by bringing to life some of the stories in Jesus’s life. Fourteen stories from the gospels have been selected to meditate on and are presented in chronological order. Also, Bible verses from Old and New Testament books have been included that may relate to the stories and thus enrich the text with the written word of God.
After contemplating the gospels, Saint Ignatius suggests that we have a conversation with Jesus based on what we have experienced—the thoughts and emotions the stories may have stirred in us, called “colloquy.” You can do so after reading or listening each story. Also, you can pause at any time for personal reflection.

7 Life-Giving Words to Live Your Best Life – Book Trailer

7 Life-Giving Words to Live Your Best Life is a blueprint to help you live what you deserve: your BEST LIFE. As a licensed psychotherapist, author Frantz Lamour witnesses firsthand the effort it takes to rise above everything that tries to keep us down. We want to live our best life, but sometimes we don’t know how. Just when we’re about to give up, we discover hope and guidance in God’s life-giving words. Through seven practical lessons and relevant scriptures on words of love, forgiveness, healing, salvation, authority, peace, and grace, 7 Life-Giving Words to Live Your Best Life will breathe new resilience and energy into your daily walk and help you master the art of living your best life one day at a time.

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Woke, The Spiritual Awakening of a 9/11 Rescue & Recovery Worker – Book Trailer

On this 20th Anniversary of 9/11, Anthony “Tony” M. Losito, a US Special Agent who responded to the attacks on the World Trade Center, breaks his silence and describes the events of that horrific day.

Only that day would change Tony’s life in ways he never expected.

“Woke” is the chronicle of Tony’s spiritual awakening and how a near death experience, the attacks of 9/11, and other key events impacted his life and spiritual journey.

Following 9/11 Tony began to see specific repeating number sequences and angelic signs. He would later come to know these special number combinations as “Angel Numbers”. It took time, but through various methods, he decoded these angelic communications and began to understand their divine messages.

“I receive divine messages from the Angelic realm, and I have been asked to share them with the world.”

A very personal mission and journey was assigned to Tony from the highest office in the land, and now Tony shares that message with you.

Join this 25-year law enforcement and military veteran as he shares his experiences with well-known evidential medium Steve Spur, the “Cowboy Psychic”, and his personal conversation with best selling Irish author of “Angels in My Hair”, and renown peace ambassador Lorna Byrne, and takes you through his very personal spiritual transformation to deliver a message of hope, faith, love, and unity to the world.

It will inspire you on your spiritual journey and bring you closer to your Guardian Angel.

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Expressing My Extreme Disappointment

William Hanna
William Hanna Author Interview

The Broken Promise of a Promised Land delivers scathing commentary on contemporary society. Why was this an important book for you to write?

I am 81 years of age: and I don’t want to depart from this woebegone world without at least expressing my extreme disappointment, if not utter disgust, with the hypocritical double standards of western nations — including the US and its ethnic cleansing Apartheid “overlord” Israel — who over the past five centuries have dominated world politics with realpolitik foreign policies — politics based on practical situations and needs, rather than on moral principles or ideas — so that they can exploit everything and violate basic principles of law to achieve their political and economic objectives. Western nations have repeatedly committed war crimes and crimes against humanity on every continent in order to achieve their mercenary and often xenophobic objectives.

What kind of research did you undertake to complete this book?

Apart from the personal experience of growing up in various African and Middle Eastern countries — due to my parents living and working overseas — and witnessing how the indigenous populations were regarded and treated by so-called civilised European settlers — I first began serious research at the Toronto Reference Library in 1970 while living in that city and wanting to learn about the role played by religion in the historic persecution of human beings in “God’s Name.”

What were some key ideas that were important for you to explore in this book?

All such ideas were based on the fact that that the concept of “human rights” cannot be either “conditional” or “selective” and will never become a universal reality unless applied to everyone, and by everyone, including those claiming to have been chosen by “God Himself.”

What is one thing you hope readers take away from your book?

That the ideals and rights they demand for ourselves, will never materialise so long as they stand by and do nothing while others are being denied those same ideals and rights.

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Zionism . . . promotes the narrative that the Nazi holocaust is exceptional in human history – despite it being one of many holocausts from Native Americans North and South to Armenia and Rwanda. It sets Jews apart from the victims and survivors of other genocides instead of uniting us with them . . . Billions of US dollars flow annually to Israel to sustain the occupation and Israel’s sophisticated and brutal army. The war machine they fund is a leader in the global arms industry, which drains resources craved by a world in desperate need of water, food, health care, housing and education.
– International Jewish anti-Zionist Network Charter

. . .Palestinian dispossession and occupation are by design. Zionism has meant profound trauma for generations, systematically separating Palestinians from their homes, land, and each other. Zionism, in practice, has resulted in massacres of Palestinian people, ancient villages and olive groves destroyed, families who live just a mile away from each other separated by checkpoints and walls, and children holding onto the keys of the homes from which their grandparents were forcibly exiled . . .
– Jewish Voice for Peace in its “Approach to Zionism”

What will be seared into the consciousness of the world will be the image of Israel as a blood-stained monster, ready at any moment to commit war crimes and not prepared to abide by any moral restraints . . .
– Uri Avnery, former Zionist Irgun paramilitary member

A Theology for the Rest of Us

A Theology for the Rest of Us is an eye opening book that will help you learn more about religion and various religious practices. The author discusses in depth the roots of theology, different faiths and beliefs, and how different religions differ from, or are similar to, each other. I loved reading this book because the discussions are objective and the author does not force the reader to subscribe to his beliefs. What Arthur Yavelberg does is write about different topics and lets the reader choose the path they want to follow themselves. A Theology for the Rest of Us is a great book for readers that always yearn to learn new information about cultures, societies and religion.

Readers will love this book because it answers a lot of questions that bothers believers. Spirituality is widely discussed in the book and the author goes the extra mile to write about how it affects believers of different religions and why it is crucial. In this book you will read about western Christianity vs. Eastern Christianity, compare notes and get to learn of the impact each had. The reader is also educated about concepts and practices in Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism among other religions. I really enjoyed reading about the different religions. By the end of the reading, I realized that in a way, we are all the same despite having slightly different values as humans.

The author also addresses the complexity of certain things in faith, and gives the reader a guide on how to follow your instinct. The author also answers intricate questions about God and his persona. I appreciate the discussions on free will, reincarnation, who to believe, the identity of the divine and why we need to be good. The text in the aforementioned topics will enable you to understand humans and their characters, and make you reflect on self and how you have been living.

A Theology for the Rest of Us is not just a religious book. You will get history lessons from the book and also learn more about humanity. Every reader is guaranteed lifelong lessons once they are done reading the book.

Pages: 59 | ASIN: B0947CYS7Y

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Literary Titan Book Awards August 2021

The Literary Titan Book Awards are awarded to books that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors.

Gold Award Winners

The Narcissism of Small Differences by Dennis Dorgan

Literary Titan Silver Book Award

Silver Award Winners

What the boy hears when the girl dreams by Greame Friedman

PIZAHN by Axel Schilton

 

Visit the Literary Titan Book Awards page to see award information.

iWork4Him

iWork4Him: Change the Way You Think About Your Faith at Work by [Jim Brangenberg, Martha Brangenberg, Ted Hains]

We spend the majority of our adult lives in the workplace, dedicated to following instructions and completing projects. Faith is generally not something we dwell on when we are hard at work. Many of us simply don’t think about our faith on the job. However, Jim and Martha Brangenberg and Ted Hains share with readers the importance of keeping faith ever-present in every aspect of our lives–even at our jobs.

Jim and Martha Brangenberg and Ted Hains are the authors of iWork4Him: Change the Way You Think About Your Faith at Work. In this thorough look at the many ways our beliefs and faith impact our work lives, readers will find multiple examples of the ways in which our work relationships can be forever changed by allowing our faith to mesh with our daily activities. From business practices to taking a long hard look at why we work in the first place, the team of authors covers every nook and cranny of the workplace, whatever job it may be.

I was particularly struck by the authors’ examination of work relationships and the way faith plays a role in those day-to-day interactions. When you think about it, those we work alongside are the people we see and relate to most. Falling out with a coworker is difficult, to say the least. The authors’ very clear explanations regarding damaged relationships make it clear to readers that repairing them through faith only improves our work lives and even our relationships in our private lives.

Cover to cover, the Brangenbergs and Hains provide detailed scenarios from their own lives and keep readers invested in their stories while giving them opportunities to relate them to their own lives. Throughout the book, the authors give readers workbook-style sections to reflect and relate. As a teacher and someone who regularly makes notes in the margins of books that I find especially striking, I appreciate the chance to relate the text to my own experiences and to do so in writing.

After the year we have all just experienced, it is wonderful to read about ways to bring our faith into every aspect of our lives–the workplace being one of the most neglected. iWork4Him: Change the Way You Think About Your Faith at Work helps readers see their workplace as a mission field and gives them the tools they need to live out their faith.

Pages: 300 | ASIN: B096MX8QFQ

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