Winds of Gold by Jessa Lee Scott and Self Defense for Survival By Leslie Bowman

October 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm (historical, love, mystery, romance, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

winds_of_goldWinds of Gold by Jessa Lee Scott (pseudonym) synopsis: Kyndra Bailey inherits Faircliffe Plantation and is caught in an intricate web of secrets and deception when her brother disappears and her uncle spends her inheritance. With the loss of Faircliffe looming, Kyndra is forced to ask for help from handsome and mysterious Tyler Andrews. From antebellum Richmond to the Santa Fe Trail, Kyndra and Tyler are entangled in danger, adventure, and passion as they search for Kyndra’s brother and a fortune in gold, silver, and jewels. Knowing that Tyler must return to Texas and Kyndra will return to her beloved Faircliffe, their love seems doomed from the start. Yet as the clues draw them ever deeper into the mystery of Beale’s Treasure, their passion cannot be denied. The treasure may be lost forever but will Kyndra and Tyler be lost to each other forever or is their love strong enough to keep them together? According to legend, Thomas Jefferson Beale and twenty-nine Virginians left Lynchburg, VA, in 1817 to hunt on the Western plains. They found gold and silver north of Santa Fe, and two loads were taken back to Virginia to be buried in Bedford County. Each shipment was to be hidden until all of the treasure was transported and could be divided among the men in the party. During his second trip to Lynchburg in 1822, Beale left a letter and three coded messages with Robert Morris, an innkeeper in Lynchburg, with instructions that Morris should read the papers and act accordingly if Beale didn’t return within ten years. When Beale failed to reappear, Morris and others subsequently attempted to break the codes. One message has been deciphered and it lists the contents of the buried treasure, which would be worth millions of dollars in today’s market. The second and third messages supposedly give the names of those in Beale’s party, and the precise location of the treasure in Bedford County, Virginia. These unbroken messages have stumped both experts and amateurs; even the most sophisticated computers have failed to produce the key. Much has been written about Beale’s Treasure. For more than a hundred years people from far and wide have descended upon Bedford County to search for a lost fortune of gold, silver and jewels. Believers can find ample evidence to support the story while skeptics can find discrepancies that convince them it is a hoax. There is a national organization of people who are working on those two coded messages.


SD bookcover Self Defense for Survival: The Road to Empowerment by Leslie Bowman Synopsis Women have all sorts of excuses for not learning to defend themselves. Among them are not having enough time, not being in good shape physically, having various medical conditions, not wanting to learn martial arts, and the worst of all-IT CAN’T HAPPEN TO ME. This book includes statistics that show how easily violence can and does happen and it also teaches awareness in order to prevent violence. Sometimes people become victims of violent acts no matter how careful or aware of potential danger they may be. In cases like this, self-defense survival strategies can save a life. The prevention strategies and self-defense survival techniques in this book are suitable for women and children of all ages. With education and awareness, you can increase your self-confidence and learn to prevent and avoid potential violence attacks.



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Knowing the Struggle is Over! By K.M. Johnson She brings a book of faith to women

October 5, 2009 at 5:25 pm (faith, Self Help, spirituality) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )




Book Summary


Frantically running towards the open doors of her life, instantly they slammed shut!  Boldly marked with a “going out of business” sign and dead bolted closed. There it was, her life, vanishing immediately before her eyes.


After years of struggling and searching for an understanding of her life, K.M. Johnson found herself stumbling upon a spiritual journey revealing the true meaning of having faith in GOD.  Knowing The Struggle Is Over takes the reader through a 3-step process in restoring their faith in GOD.  This spiritual journey proves to the Christian believer that having faith in GOD is the only tool needed to overcome any struggle. Knowing The Struggle Is Over discusses how different circumstances in life may lead to doubt, unbelief, and fear. Ms. Johnson shares her experience on how she learned to stop complaining, let go and let God, and finally acknowledge that GOD is truly in control.


Knowing The Struggle Is Over incorporates several exercises that keep the reader fully interacted throughout their entire journey. The 3-step process may be shared with others and practiced daily. Knowing The Struggle Is Over addresses changes in today’s world, the new religions that have transpired, and many of the tragedies we have encountered.  The need for revisiting the foundation upon which Christianity is built is fulfilled through scripture references, and comments on biblical passages profoundly embedded within each chapter. Knowing the struggle is over entails real-life applications in addition to practical messages. Whatever your situation or circumstance as you conquer this spiritual journey together with the author, you will find your pathway to Knowing The Struggle Is Over.



Author’s Biography K.M. Johnson is the CEO of Everything(s) Eventful, LLC and author of “A Blog about God”, by Trinite3. She graduated from Florida A&M University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in professional counseling. Ms. Johnson travels extensively conducting inspiration and motivational seminars and workshops in the United States and across the globe. Ms. Johnson was born on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and currently resides in Houston, Texas.


KM is currently serving her country in Iraq. She is a hero!!!

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It’s Ground Zero – The Mammalian Way By Gary James

September 24, 2009 at 1:24 pm (health, romance, Self Help, social science) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Mammalian Way“It’s ground zero for everything in relationships” is one readers comment about the merits of the information conveyed within the pages of the book titled, “The Mammalian Way”.

 Author Gary James who is characterized as a “Social Theorist” has constructed an original theory that arguably puts forth a more complete paradigm of what are the true tenets of behavioral psychology within the realm of the social sciences.

The hole that Gary James’ theory fills is in the fact we humans tend to discount the deeply powerful effect our own mammalian instincts have upon our everyday social behavior as we interact on a human to human basis.

 The discount refers to a typical assumption made by many people that claims our own ““cognitive development”, a major aspect of the human mind that indeed “separates” us from the other mammals” is a powerful enough force to offset the more primal drives human’s possess that are basically the same as all the other mammals.

 However, Gary James’ theory maintains that these drives are instinctive drives and because of our ever increasing unsafe world they act as a psychological defense mechanism as they exert an ever increasing intense pressure upon our everyday social behavior as we interact with each other, especially when we interact with the opposite gender, and even more especially where having sex can become a factor.

 In other words it’s the relationship factor that is the main reason people are interested in reading the material. The book’s cover will remind you of a cover used to attract a reader to a “romance novel”. In fact, much of the book is written in that style of writing in that there are a number of juicy anecdotes and other stories that Gary James uses as examples and applications of how the theory can be put to use in our everyday lives. They are situations and scenarios that you have perhaps lived through yourself or imagine yourself in the shoes of another. Given the juiciness of the stories these sections of the book are for “mature readers only” and not recommended for children.

Moreover, there is a section of the book that conveys the theory itself in a more clinical fashion and in that the book can also serve as a reference source for every licensed professional who offers therapy for various types of relationships as it relates to behavioral psychology.    

 In all relationships “The Mammalian Way”™ can prevail, and so knowledge of how it operates on each gender becomes a must for anyone who might contemplate entering into any form of relationship. Romantic interest or not, it is the best way to find and keep a safer relationship. For a further description of the book or to order go to

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The One and Only Diva JC aka Joan Cartwright Brings Her Talents to the Book Industy

September 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm (music, Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , )

JoanCartwrightSongBook_preview41 songs and 10 lyrics by jazz and blues singer and composer Joan Cartwright, one of the only women in the world with a jazz and blues song book. In a 30-year span, jazz vocalist and composer Joan Cartwright has become a Diva in her own right. She’s toured in 15 countries and has written over 60 songs.



amazingmusicwomen-sm_preview40 amazing women in jazz and blues

Book Excerpt:


Gertrude “Ma” Rainey was born in Columbus, Georgia (September, 1882 – December 22, 1939). Known as “The Mother of the Blues”, she was the composer who popularized the blues. She was a spokesperson for black people and a hero to them. Her style of moaning captured the audience. She recorded hundreds of songs on Paramount and put that recording company on the map.  She recorded with Louis Armstrong and Fletcher Henderson. She could grab a crowd and make them love her. The most popular blues singers had this quality. They could establish a rapport and rhetoric with the crowd.

 “Ma” Rainey took Bessie Smith under her wing. This was how the blues tradition developed. One followed another or they were contemporaries of each other.



A manual for aspiring Divas, musicians and composers

Book Excerpt:


Music is a profession that many people would love to embrace but few really have the talent or fortitude to endure. Simply being able to sing is not enough to last in the music business.

You must:

  • Know music theory
  •  Know the importance of having your own voice rather than just covering the musical style of another artist
  • Work hard to hold the attention of an audience
  •  Understand the business and what it takes to get bookings and royalties



Four songs dedicated to my granddaughters, god daughter and great grandson

Book Excerpt:



 ©2006 Joan Cartwright

Butterfly, Butterfly
Gliding thru the breeze
Your delight, Butterfly
Flowing right thru me
That’s the thing of Spring
Makes you want to sing
Butterfly, all day
Butterfly, all night


Butterfly, Butterfly
Lighting on a tree
In my eyes, Butterfly
You and I are free

That’s the thing with Spring
Makes you wanna sing
Butterfly, all day
Butterfly, all night


a history of aferic americ jazzFrom the coast of West Africa captured people brought a new music to the shores of North America. That music became blues and then jazz and was the voice of freedom. But the commercialization of this music throughout the twentieth century has not benefitted the innovators as much as the imitators, publishers and producers of recordings, concerts and festivals, worldwide.

 The three essays in this book examines the cultural politics involved in the production, promotion and critique of African-American Jazz and Blues in America and abroad. It is available at





Joan CartwriteBorn on December 7,  in Kew Gardens, New York, Joan Cartwright is the consummate musician. She composes, performs, lectures, researches and documents jazz and blues musicians and performers. She is the founder of WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC., a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting women musicians locally, nationally and globally, through contacts, articles, interviews, newsletters, events, courses, clinics, workshops, lectures, research, history, archives, websites, film, audio and video recording, concerts, performances and recognition. During her 30-year career, Joan Cartwright has performed with Lou Donaldson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Freddie Hubbard, Dorothy Donegan, Philly Joe Jones, Shirley Scott and hundreds of musicians in the U.S., Europe and Asia! Diva Joan Cartwright has toured 5 continents and 15 countries including the U.S.A., 8 European countries, Brazil, Mexico, Ghana, Gambia, South Africa, China and Japan, with her swinging brand of jazz and blues. A composer and author of 7 books, her title, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY contains 40 songs and lyrics to standard songs: “A Night in Tunisia” by Dizzy Gillespie, “Blue Bossa” by Kenny Dorham, “Tune Up” by Miles Davis and “Bessie’s Blues” by John Coltrane. (LYRICS) The book contains two lectures that she’s given to over 7,000 children, college students and adults, in U.S., Switzerland, Sicily, China and Japan: WOMEN IN JAZZ and SO, YOU WANT TO BE A SINGER? Her workshops are dynamic and educational, highlighting the pitfalls and benefits of the music business. She contends that, “Knowing music theory is a step in the right direction for any singer who truly wants to excel in the world of music!”Diva JC names any ensemble of musicians she works with “Jazz Hotline”. Why? Because the music swings and it’s always HOT! Her most famous Blues are “Nobody’s Husband”, “OH, Baby!” and “Treat Me Right and You Don’t Have To Marry Me”.

Visit Joan’s websites:, and search “Joan Cartwright” on for her two cds, FEELIN’ GOOD (Sicily: 1995) and IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY (U.S.A.: 2005)

Known as the “Hip Hop Mom of Atlanta”, Joan performed Jazz Meets Hip Hop with her daughter’s hip hop/soul group – Caustic Dames, in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Italy, France and England. Hear Joan on “Atlanta Has Spoken“, a compilation of spoken word artists at Be sure to hear her track “Talkin’ That Jazz” and also visit Joan Cartwright is available for bookings around the world. Her knowledge of music and her professional attitude enables Joan to travel alone and work with professional jazz and blues musicians, wherever she is contracted to perform.

In 1998, Ms. Cartwright produced Gaiafest, A Celbration of Mother Earth with Women in Jazz. From 1997 to 2001, she was the recipient of several grants from Broward Schools, where she presented Women in Jazz at K-12 schools. In 2007, she presented at York College, in Jamaica, New York on March 28, 2008; and she was a featured artist of the Women in Jazz Festival on April 5, 2008, in New York City. In Fort Lauderdale, FL, she presented her program with an 8-member ensemble at the African American Research Library and Cultural Center on October 30, 2008, funded by a grant from the Friends of AARLCC, to be completed on March 7, 2009. She is scheduled to do her presentation at Miami-Dade Community College on February 3, 2009.

In addition to music performance, lectures, media, production, marketing, advertisement, publishing, public speaking and public relations, journalism, authoring books, articles, columns, feature stories, blogs, newsletters and creating  a web presence for herself and others, JOAN CARTWRIGHT, M.A. has extensive years of experience in: Computers: Word processing, Information Technology, website design, HTML, JavaScript, Front Page, FTP, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Access, Dbase, Lotus, MSWord, WordPerfect, PC, Wang, Lanier.

Joan has taught on a university level at Florida International University, Broward Community College, LaSalle University and K-12 level at Eagle Charter Academy. She is certified in the State of Florida to teach Music. Presently, she is researching doctoral programs in Music, Communications and Education. She is a frequent contributor to the South Florida Times, In Focus Magazine and Global Woman Magazine. Her website is a plethora of information about business, entrepreneurialship, culture, jazz, blues, music, art, spirit, women, humanity, videos, mp3s, history, politics, religion, community and more.

For 20 years, Joan worked in the legal field as a secretary, word process, legal assistant and file archivist. She owned a legal secretarial service in 1990, before going on tour for eight years in Europe, where she recorded her first CD, Feelin’ Good distributed by Tireno Records in Milan, Italy; and by her own lable, I AM Records in the U.S.A. Her second CD, IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY is distributed solely by I AM Records. Presently, Joan hosts a weekly online radio show, MUSICWOMAN LIVE! at featuring women who compose and perform their own music and men who support them. Archived shows are linked at: Cartwright, M.A.Founder and Executive Director of WOMEN IN JAZZ SOUTH FLORIDA, INC.CEO of FYI Communications, Inc.2801 S. Oakland Forest Drive, #103Oakland Park, FL WORKS BY JOAN CARTWRIGHTBooks:

  • Amazing Musicwomen ( 2008)
  • So, You Want To Be A Singer? ( 2008)
  • Songs For My Children ( 2008)
  • The Moon, Sun Showers, Rainbows and Whipped Cream Clouds ( 2008)
  • Rhythms of the Heart ( 2008)
  • Entries on Women in Jazz in the Encyclopedia of the African Diaspora (ABC Clio 2008)
  • In Pursuit of a Melody (Trafford: 2006) 40 songs, 35 poems, memoirs, photos and lectures:
    • Amazing Women in Jazz and Blues
    • So, You Want To Be A Singer? A Manual for Up and Coming Divas
  • A History of African-American Jazz and Blues (FYICOMMINC: 1994) includes essays:

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California Author Ameerah Alisande Shows Women How to Empower their Lives with “No One is Coming to the Rescue”

September 2, 2009 at 12:17 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

no one is coming to the rescue“This book allows us to celebrate, remember, and for some, discover that we were magnificently created. A page turner that will transform the way you see yourself. There is so much power in knowing yourself, loving yourself and taking care of yourself.  It is a must read not just for women but for teens, mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers…everybody.”
– Palermo Books


ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ameerah Alisande, author of “No One Is Coming to The Rescue

While pursuing degrees in psychology and business she also enjoyed the exciting world of fashion and modeling. Down deep she always knew that she would someday be able to affect the lives of others in a meaningful manner. Her desire was to be able to be a positive role model for young women; To be able to inspire, mentor and motivate others as she had been mentored by some very powerful women through the years.

After college, she began her teaching career in the public school system as well as the community at large. She took a sabbatical to write a book and entered the world of business. She rejoined her parents in their family’s virtual college bookstore,

Most recently, her strong desire to see change in the world, and to be an instrument of that change, propelled her to begin preparations. She began to accept speaking and teaching engagements where she gives a message of hope, encouragement, self-worth and empowerment through personal development, growth and courage. She has proved to be an excellent communicator. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Theology. She is also V.P. of content and culture for FreedomMovement.Net, a social network, where she writes the blog, Powerful Women,” through which she continues to impact the lives of girls and women throughout the world.

Ameerah comes to us with a message to “take control of and take responsibility for your own lives, to shape your own futures, to realize your self worth and to become what you were meant to be;



No One Is Coming To The Rescue”, hails from the Bay Area of California. She has become a consummate observer of human behavior. Her love of writing began at the age of three. She kept little journals wherein she would scribble pages and pages of indecipherable writing (to the untrained eye that is) and she would read them to her family with great passion and drama. Her creativity was apparent even at that early age. At the age of eleven, her 5th grade teacher, Mr. Abadie took notice of her writing skills. He submitted one of her children’s stories to a Writer’s Guild contest which she won. She had written her first award winning African Folktale. Ameerah was now officially an author. This opportunity also afforded her to serve as background vocals on a children’s album, “Everyone Can Be In the Band”, by Alan Spector. Palermo Books.Com, where she heads a division of the website. She writes a column that spotlights inspirational books and materials. Her entrepreneurial spirit emerged and she launched her own business, which enabled her to impact the lives of many people. She contributed to the book “What To Do With A $1: Kingdom Economics Are More Than Tithes and Offerings” by Maximillion Williams and was featured on the audio version of the book as well. Powerful Women.” For more about the author, or to purchase copies of, ”


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DeMarco Empire by J Lou MCCartney a Review by Fran Lewis

August 23, 2009 at 6:47 pm (Crime Novels, mystery, romance, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

DeMarco EmpireThe De Marco Empire Revenge is sweet and murder is even sweeter. Women who are scorned can be powerful enemies and will often go to any lengths to take out their hostilities on those who have wronged them. How far will a woman go to keep what she feels is hers, or in this who she thinks is hers, you will not believe it? Women are shrewd, clever, devious and wicked, as you will learn in this novel by J Lou Mc Cartney, the De Marco Empire. The De Marco Empire is strong: Antonio and Gianni run it with the help of many other players; Stevo, Eddie, Vince, Veronica, Tania, Kyle and Nicholas and more who help run their businesses and clean up after them. But, as all empires, sometimes the structure becomes too old and cracks and soft spots form and the entire foundation falls. The De Marco Empire is about to find out just how the Roman’s felt thousands of years ago when their Empire fell. Corporate takeovers are mild and tame compared to what happens in this novel. Katie Saunders and Lucy Carmichael walk into Antonio De Marco’s club pretending to want a job but really trying to check it out and see what it was like. Although he is with his demanding and conniving fiancé’ Sasha, he becomes mesmerized by Katie and nothing will ever be the same for either one of them. Getting a job as a waitress in the bar, she and her friend Lucy soon become embroiled in a life they will soon regret. But, there is no turning back. Enter Tania and Veronica the head girl and manager of the club who resent Katie and Lucy from the start. But, a natural with the customers, they can’t help but realize that Katie has an innocent and warm quality when dealing with the customers and soon rely on her to handle special clients, including the boss and his girlfriend. But, this is the beginning of the end of his relationship with Sasha, but the beginning of a reign of terror that will follow in her wake. What appears to be the right thing at first for Katie will become a nightmare of tragedies and for everyone. The story opens with Katie Saunders De Marco entering a courtroom on shackles for the cold-blooded murder of her husband Antonio on their wedding night. Cold-blooded, premeditated- or was she framed? So many enemies, so many players, so many who wanted him dead. Sasha, the scorned lover, the Calvi family who had his sister and parents killed for a previous vendetta and Tania, Veronica his head girl at his club and many more. “How did I ever get involved with this family? Why did I decide to become part of a dangerous family? What am I going to do to get out of this mess? I hope that Matt can help me and create a good defense for me or: Katie Saunders De Marco will spend the rest of her life in jail for a murder she did not commit. Antonio De Marco a successful businessman who owns his own clubs and gambling casinos. He is into drug trafficking, gambling, territorial wars, vice, police corruption, and murder. Strong-arming people no matter whether they worked for him or are on the outside does not phase him as long as the means leads to his desired end. Gianni De Marco, his brother, has a dark side and would resort to anything in order to protect his brother and his lucrative businesses and interests. Tania the manager of their club La Pregheira, had a side business of her own with another worker in the club and never thought one of the brothers would find out. Gianni, a lady’s man was engaged to a beautiful woman named Felicia who adored him and looked away from his indiscretions. Greed and the desire to have a piece of Tania’s action, unfortunately caught Felicia the crossfire and she paid dearly. But, that was not the end of the woes of the De Marco family. The worst has yet to come and it would. Making sure that no one would interfere with his plans for him and Katie, Antonio’s brother makes sure that Matt, her first love, and Lucy’s brother, bows out of the picture. Lucy becomes embroiled in this life when she meets Stevo working at the club but is more clearheaded than Katie and takes their relationship slowly. But, Katie falls head over heels and does takes a blind eye to the truth behind Antonio’s business dealings, the murders that occur and are covered up and pushes both Matt and anyone else away who tries to convince her to stay away from Antonio, including his enemies. Scorned and angered by being dumped by Antonio, Sasha goes on her own campaign to enlist others to help her get even with Katie and she soon ensconces herself with Gianni and proves to be a deadly weapon in this war of love, hate, murder and survival. Engaged to Felicia Carmine, Gianni hopes to marry her and become a family man. But that was not to be. Gianni is a greedy man and soon learns that one of his employees has a side business in prostitution and he wants a piece of the action. One of his trusted employees finds out that he is shaking down his partner in this business and Felicia pays the price dearly in order to teach Gianni a lesson. But, does he learn it? Does he stop and think about what might happen next? Revenge is all he knows. I won’t say more except that he has to withstand Sasha because of her father and how he helped him and his brother in the past. Vendetta’s stemming from years before with the Calvi brothers, and the De Marco family resulting in the deaths of their parents and sister. Added to that the Driscoll brothers who deal in drugs and drug trafficking the reading learns that these men are not safe from anyone, as you will learn. From framing a dear friend, Robert Valetti, a business partner for drug trafficking and smuggling drugs in a furniture shipment causing him to commit suicide rather than rot in jail, these brothers form a deadly combination that no one wants the numbers too open. Katie and Robert’s wife form a partnership with several others to expand the business along with an art gallery owner whose business if burnt to the ground and more. With the help of Henry the owner of the gallery and Ralph who designed buildings they would expand their business and hope for success. But, the best laid plans do not always work out and what happens next will not only terrify you but will keep you on the edge of your seat. J Lou McCartney is the master of intrigue, fear and suspense in this groundbreaking novel that gives the reader an inside look at a mafia family and what it means to become one of them. Skeletons in the closet come out to haunt Antonio and his brother Gianni. Murders are covered up so cleverly that they are never solved and bodies are buried so deep you can’t find them. After so many tragedies and so many murders and deaths, Katie and Antonio are married. While preparing a bath for them both on their wedding night someone comes into their suite and murders Antonio. With blood on her clothes and her hands the police come and arrest Katie assuming that she is the murderer and killed him for the insurance money. Matt, now a prestigious attorney and working in his own firm, handles murder cases and he is her only hope. In a loveless marriage and hoping to still find his way back to Katie he agrees to help her. But, can he when the evidence points to her. What happens at the end will stupefy you. What this brilliant author has planned for the characters and what their final fates will be will only be revealed when you read this novel. With twists and turns you will not see coming this author creates an ending that leaves the reader wanting more. I know that this is not the end of the De Marco family nor is it the last you will see of Gianni, Katie, Stevo and more. Will there be De Marco heir that will take over where the brothers left off? I give this book five brand new Italian Made Hand Silk Scarves and Five Expensive Wines Fran Lewis Reviewer

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Take Charge A Woman’s Guide to A Healthier Heart By Carolyn Strimike and Margie Latrella

August 13, 2009 at 11:20 am (health, Self Help) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Take ChargeBook Cover Synopsis:

Women work, clean, cook, take care of children, spouses, parents, and pets – but sometimes forget to take care of themselves.  Their knowledge about health often comes from a two minute news report or short article. But every week there is some new research report telling them what to do which can be confusing. What we have done is compile a handy, easy to read and understand user’s manual for women who are too busy to spend hours searching for this valuable information. This book has multiple charts and worksheets to help women get started on their way to a healthier lifestyle. As you know, there are many books available on this important topic, but most of them require days or weeks to complete.  Our book is a simple, concise guide that any woman can read through within a day and carry with them as a quick reference guide.  This book walks you step-by-step through the common risk factors for heart disease in women and will teach you how to develop
a heart healthy lifestyle.

Carolyn Strimike and Margie Latrella are cardiac nurse practitioners with over 40 years combined experience. They specialize in women’s heart health and have been recognized by the American Heart Association and the Women’s Heart Foundation for their efforts to educate and increase women’s awareness about heart disease. They have provided hundreds of community and professional seminars and have written numerous articles. 

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The Holy G-Rail by Michael Schuessler

August 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

  The Holy G Rail THE HOLY G-RAIL

“The Holy G-rail”: (G-Spot, R-relating, A-anatomy, I-into,

•  Paperback: 71 pages
•  Publisher: Self published through, Book Surge Publishing (Feb, 2007)

I am an author, photographer, author, artist and student of the Kabbalah residing in Denver Colorado…My paintings, photography, and writing mirror his belief that all beauty is an expression of the One Self.

I also have produced a music show called Denver’s Heartbeat for the last 15 years, I am familiar with all aspects of the television realm. Being in front of the camera as well directing my own television show..  I’ve also been an artist for the last 25 years.  My many artistic works represent the sensuality, passion, and movement of all forms.  I have been a professional model doing several print and commercial work .

My main focal point for writing this book, The Holy G-rail is helping people to believe in themselves, feel good about themselves and the following letters I have received is a testimonial of what I have to offer your show.

michael's author picMichael Schuessler, Author, Photographer, Artist 





Letter from
 I have checked out your website — I like what you have to say.  Tell me, how do you understand women (people) in general so well?

It all boils down to allowing spirit to flow through me, the emotions and feelings of the individual to come through. Tapping into the areas that I have myself, endured and hopefully shedding light through that experience.

It does darling — and thank you — but you make it sound so easy . You, yes, have a tremendous grasp on “life” and the spirit or emotions and feelings to come through .
And you know what that is probably what makes the difference.  As I told you before I have a Master’s in Psychology although I work in law — and been through a divorce
where my ex cheated on me and hit me — yet I am (believe it or not) 🙂 — extremely insecure — I have to pretend that I am not at times.
You are extraordinary — that is a given — I like you calm confidence — your gentle way.  It is not a cocky, bossy, know-it-all type of energy — if you would.  You are very caring, loving of the people that you talk to and maybe that is what truly does make a difference. Kind of gives me chills.  Michael, maybe it is love and kindness that makes the difference.  After all we know that love is an emotion — but it is also a decision — to love unconditionally when everything else fails.

–Another letter–

I was reading through some of the questions you have answered from some of the ladies on here, but I do not wish for you to use my page name if you decide to post it…   

I am 34 years old. I have been single now for almost 2 years. My ex was not that of the marrying type actually he was quite the opposite. I was with him almost 7 years of my life. He did everything wrong to me including physically attack me repeatedly. Now to look at me, you wouldn’t believe I could have possibly have been through all that but, its true…  But now everytime I even think to share myself or get close to someone. I throw up a shield and I’m more aggressive toward any who try to gain the position. I miss a lot of things about being in a relationship but, I don’t want to end up being bitter like this because, I’m afraid to move forward. Sometimes I actually feel like I’m being watched and I’m scared to death to get caught. Can you please tell me what that means??? I’ve heard a million different opinions but, it has to be something more than I need to just move on. Nobody was there to live through what I went through…
You can call me “Concerned”

  I think first and above all you need to give yourself break… step back and take a breath if you will… You need to see and feel yourself as attracting the kind of relationship you want, and releasing the pain of the past.
    It takes 5 weeks to change cells within the body, so for the next 5 weeks do the things that make you feel lovable, passionate, worthy, the things that make you feel special and beautiful. Every time the wall comes up, or feelings of fear and shame, try to gently push them away and focus on that that makes you feel good.
       Do this for the moment each and every time these feeling come forth, the moments will turn into minutes the minutes into hours the hours into days and the well… after some time you’ll be able to look at relations in a better light.
You will attract the type of relationship you desire, do this also with the fear, if you fear and feel insecure it will draw the type of personality that thrives on that, and you will find yourself in the same type of relationship you strive to get away from.
      You are worthy of a man who respects your bounds and sees relationships the same way you do! You are worthy of love and affection with out pain! You need not settle! You are beautiful and there are men out there that can appreciate all of this!

The first step is releasing the guilt the shame, you made a mistake, now you know the signs and what you do not need within your world. It’s time now to love yourself and focus upon that that you want…. not that that you strive to stay away from.
Give yourself the moments and love you deserve, stop being so hard on yourself, release the fear and then you will become open to all that is good, and all that you truly deserve.

— Quotes; (Many more on my website)

*January 8, 2009~ Radio show “Tantra, Love , Sex and Intimacy”
Host Tanja Diamond, host–“Michael was a delight to have on my radio show, Tantra, love, sex and Intimacy. I found him to be very deep in his experience, candid about himself, respectful and loving towards the art of deep physical connection. I recommend him as a guest for any venue, as he is elegant in his language and adds terrific value to the audience.”

Radio Interviews, Reviews, & Selected quotes;

January 24th, 2007~ Colorado’s 106.7 KBPI, “The Uncle Nasty Show”
‘Ask a Porn Star’ – Host’s- Uncle Nasty & Matt Need, Guest’s, Kim Chambers & Stacy Anderson -HOST- Uncle Nasty; “You Don’t have to ask her how was it? You’ll know! Pick up the book!”-GUEST- Kim Chambers; ‘Adult Entertainment Star and Advice Writer’; “Awesome book! I need to pick up a copy”

January 26th, 2007~ Sirius Radio198’s PLAYBOY RADIO, “Afternoon Advice Show” -Host- Tiffany Granath
-HOST- Tiffany Granath  “I Love it because”, “It’s simple”, “Not overwhelming”, and “It totally works!”

February 21st, 2007~ Colorado’s 106.7 KBPI, “The Uncle Nasty Show ‘Ask a Porn Star’ – Host’s- Uncle Nasty & Matt Need, Guest’s, Kim Chambers & Stacy Anderson,
-HOST- Uncle Nasty; “It takes the chore out of it”, “It will change your life, seriously, it will open up many doors for you, put a smile on your face. It will definitely give you some confidence back” -CO HOST/PRODUCER- Matt Need; “So the truth is, by releasing the power yourself, you actually get all the power back!”

March 22nd, 2007~ Boulder Colorado’s 88.5 KGNU, “Sleepless Nights”-Host’s- Guy Errickson & Victoria, Listen to the whole interview online.

April 28th, 2007~ San Francisco’s 106.9 KFRC,  “Sex With Emily” -Host- Emily Morse “ Your like the Christopher Columbus of the G-Spot!”, Listen to the whole interview online.
June 8th, 2007~ Colorado’s 103.5 The Fox, “Lewis and Floorwax”,-Host’s- Rick Lewis, Michael Floorwax & Cathy Lee, -HOST- Michael Floorwax; “It’s kind of a hand book; rather than a big giant medical book” “It’s short, It’s easy, you can take it with you!”, -HOST- Rick Lewis; ”I’m Learning something” “ I never new that was there” looking at page 40’s illustration.

May 3rd, 2007~ Philadelphia’s 94.1 WYSP, “Matt & Huggy Show”-Hosts- Matt & Huggy

June 4th, 2007~ Wisconsin’s 94.1 WJJO, “The Johnny Danger Show”-Host’s- Johnny, Snuff & Tara, -HOST- Johnny; “Your like the Don Juan of the modern times”
-HOST- Snuff; “ I’m glad you wrote the book for us guys; we can’t even ask for directions, not to mention finding the G-Spot!”

June 5th, 2007~ Sirius Radio198’s PLAYBOY RADIO, “Night Calls”,-Host’s- Christy Canyon & Ginger Lynn, -HOST- Christy Canyon; “That’s why we love your book! So few people know how to find it!” the G-Spot ,-HOST- Christy Canyon; “If you don’t Know where it is” “You need to know, your lady will appreciate it, and Love it!’, -HOST- Ginger Lynn; “What a wealth of information Michael is!”

June 7th, 2007~ Baltimore’s 105.7 WHFS, “The Back Room”-Hosts- Troy Johnson & Jon Boesche’, -Host-Troy Johnson; “Like you said Michael, it’s not about the bam bam bam; you need to take care of your woman!”, -CALLER- Karen; “He is are right on! I’ve never read the book but I want to get it! I’m going to put it on the coffee table!”

June 10th, 2007~ Ohio’s 88.1 WBGU-FM “Sex Talk”, -Host’s- Bob & Andrea, Listen to the whole interview online.

July 12th, 2007~ Hawaii’s 1110 KAOI’S AM “Mind~Body~Spirit” -Host- Liah Howard, Listen to the whole interview Online.

August 11th& 12th 2007~ Colorado’s Dangerous Theater “Kama Sutra” Book Signing.
September 16th, 2007  ~ Book,, American “E-Interview”-Host-Norm Goldman

September 19th, 2007 ~ www.qshouseradio, “Q’s House Radio” –Hosts- Quinton Sheer & Special guest Marisa show #147

September 28th, 2007  ~ Talking sex radio, “The Rev Mel Show”-Hosts’- Rev Mel, Tony Bones and Special Guest, Lady Yvette

October 17th 2007 ~ Boulder Colorado’s, Boulder Daily News,” A Book with a Happy Ending” Featured article and review, – Writer/Editor- Christy Frantz

December 10th 2007 ~ Book reviews by Crystal Adkins:

December 23rd 2007 ~ Authors of My Space, “Featured Book and review” –Editor- Ryan “RH”

 February 18th 2008  ~ Colorado’s 106.7 KBPI, “The Uncle Nasty Show” –Host’s- Uncle Nasty & Matt Need, Guest’s Kim Chambers

 February 18th 2008 ~ The United Kingdom’s, -Chic Today- “Having trouble finding –the- Spot” featured article and review, – Marilyn Campiz-

 March 17th 2008 ~ Crystals Interviews with Authors, “Interview with Michael Schuessler”   -Crystal Adkins-

March 20th 2008 ~ Coffee time Romance Book Reviews, “The Holy G-rail”

April 3rd 2008 ~ Blog Talk Radio. “Anything Goes” –Hosts’- Melissa Bacelar, & Belinda Bently

April 5th 2008 ~ Colorado’s, The Oyster Magazine, “Featured Article and Review” –Jade Shaman-

April 7th 2008  ~ California’s, Talking Sex Radio; In Studio with; “The Rev Mel Show”  –Hosts- Rev Mel, Tony Bones & Special Guest’s Lady “G” & Lady Yvette

April 8th 2008 ~ Sirius Radio 198’s PLAYBOY RADIO, “In Studio with Night Calls” –Hosts- Christy canyon & Vanessa Blue

April 9th 2008 ~ California’s, Dr. Susan Block Show, “In the Studio; The Speak Easy” –Host- Dr. Susan Block with Special Guest Lady “G”
April 19th 2008 ~ Georgia’s CRUNK Magazine, “Editorial Review” – D. Perkins –

June 5th 2008  ~ California’s, The Wet Spot TV, “The Daisy and Duke Show” –Host’s- Daisy & Duke

August 22nd 2008  ~ Texas’s “Blog Talk Radio”, -Host- Angel Lesa

August 27th 2008  ~ Florida’s, Studio Operated Press, “The American Perspective”  –Host-Judyth Piazza

September 12th 2008 ~ Log Free, Press release, “Author Extraordinaire reminds us once again about women”

October 20th 2008  ~ California’s, Sex Without Shame, “Shame Free Zone” –Host- Veronica Monet

November 16th 2008  ~ BBS Radio’s, “The Metaphysical and Beyond” –Host- Nancy Wallace

December 13th 2008  ~ Gayle Etcheverry’s, “GOD Bless Humanity” –Article Post-

December 17th 2008  ~ California’s, LA Talk Radio’s, “Sam And Suzy In The Morning” –Host’s- Sam & Suzy

January 8th 2009 ~ Seattle’s “Tantra, Love, Sex And Intimacy” –Host- Tanja Diamond

January 8th 2009 ~ Blog Talk Radio, “Man Talk Radio” –Host- Cory Watkins

January 8th 2009  ~  “Tantra Café” –Host- Laurie Handlers

January 8th 2009  ~ Canada’s,  “Midlife MOJO Radio” –Host- The Unstoppable, Frankie Picasso

–REVIEWS;  (I have many more on my website)

August 23 2008 ~ A review from Yvonne from The Odd Mind Radio show

“ Last night Lesa had the most amazing author on her show. His name is Michael Schuessler and he is the author of THE HOLY G-RAIL. Now boys and girls, if you don’t know what this is all about you have to listen to the show in archives. No, it is not about a train track. It is not about a monarail track. This book is about how men and women have the ability and knowledge to please each other in the privacy of their bedroom. It is a book about how to learn about each other in ways you didn’t think possible. No, it is not just another sex book. It is not just another how to book. And believe it or not there are some out there who need one. It is an in depth learning experience for both sexes. The book is done very tastefully and is full of wisdom. Michael explores the physical as well as the mental side of the sexual side of a relationship. He shows how the people in that relationship can be very tuned to each other as well as themselves. So go listen to the show, then run don’t walk to buy his book. You will want to add it to your library of knowledge.”
Yvonne of The Odd Mind Magazine-

March 10, 2009
Lady Eros™  (Radio host of Eros
Publisher of Trimaxx Publishers LLC
 Rating:  4 1/2 out of 5 Trinities!  Ecstasy Newsletter-

The author’s tagline is “Changing the world one orgasm at a time!”; and after reading “The Holy G-Rail” I can see how he can make this claim.  This small and powerful book delivers insights into the most elusive yet prized path of the sexual experience.  I have never found this written so beautifully, and from a man no less!  To say that I was delightedly shocked at the depth that was explored and revealed in 70-pages would be an understatement.  Mr. Schuessler has artfully and succinctly laid bare for the world – the tools for your mindset, the map for exploring, and the keys for discovering your lovers deepest anatomy crucial to lovemaking with the intent of focusing on her G-spot and cultivating its secrets.
I recommend this book for each and every person who wants to give their lover that long searched for experience and deepest orgasm – to do it repeatedly, and without fail!

  I had a radio interview recently with  “ Lets talk about it with Sameon” on blogtalk radio  . Feel free to check out my website, for more radio interviews to listen to. I also write inspirational articles on  (Life section) to inspire people. Below is one of my articles:


“What are you doing with your fears this New Year?

Fear as you might, fear as you may… STOP the fear, take the five-week challenge; Attempt to change your fears into something a little more palatable, more passionate; try to release the fear just for a moment and you may find that you can change your life for the better within as little as five weeks.

A stumbling block for many; fear in all-ways can stifle and even block the roads we formulate towards intimacy, closeness, and the relations we attempt to nurture.
Why is it that this most powerful of emotions leads us around in circles? Is it the fear of actually achieving the promise land we truly deserve? Or is it that we do not see ourselves as capable, or deserving?

STOP; challenge yourself to change these deep down thoughts and insecurities, whether they are emotional or even physical, its time to get started! Communication is the secret… It’s all about the words and images we formulate within our own minds, how we communicate with our own true self. It is easier than you think all we need to do is to change these thoughts. The mind works in pictures and images keep it simple, see and feel the things you want to change. It will happen and it is truly magical how this will affect our lovers, friends and even co-workers; it can be quite intoxicating to everyone and everything you come into contact with.

Begin with the fleeting little murmurs that go on within your sphere of activity, you know the ones; strive to push out the negative forms that arise from physical and mental insecurities of guilt and fear. We all have notions of failure in some way or form, whether it’s the images forced upon us by the media, or the pain of actual mental and physical torment, even the guilt of past endeavors gone astray, it matters not where the thoughts come from.

From this moment on gently push those thoughts and feelings out. Only allow the images and emotions of what you truly desire into this, your field of activities.
Think of it as a garden, only plant that which you want to grow and flower, make sure to pull out all of the weeds as they sprout, do not wait until the garden becomes dense and overgrown. As soon as the thoughts of negativity and fear appear, gently pull and remove them, once you do this you will see the positive over come the negatives, and slowly but surely each and every day you will notice a larger span of welcome thoughts and feelings rather than those that are uncomfortable and full of pain..

Take the challenge; in all-ways try to re-connect with the true spirit you see and feel daily within your life, whatever that Spirit may be, (The Spirit that makes you smile and feel love from deep down within, the true spirit of compassion) it’s still there find it and feel it, experience it as you have in the past. Do this for just a moment be patient with yourself; the moments will turn into hours, the hours into days….

It takes 5 weeks to change the cells within your being, it matters not on which level you start, once you begin you will see the results and it will effect each and every moment that life has to share with you.”


 I am also the new Denver Sex and Sensuality Examiner. I have a question and answer column if you’d like to check it out: It’s called “Ask Michael”

My belief is that life is really about the journey. It’s not always the instant gratification that matters, but the journey towards that place deep in your soul.  



Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.

 Michael Schuessler
The Holy G-rail
Denver, Colorado – Check this site out it is amazing.

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The Mammalian Way by Gary James

July 28, 2009 at 10:18 pm (health, Self Help) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )


The Mammalian Way


“The Mammalian Way”. Although written in a romance novel style it conveys a clinical expose of two new theories in the social sciences that explain how “The Pleasure Principle” operates as part of a much larger psychological paradigm either for or against the human condition.

 While still a teenager in college I read the works of Sigmund Freud, Abraham Maslow, Carl Rodgers, B.F. Skinner, and Jean Piaget. I sensed even then the social sciences needed a more complete paradigm to explain the basic psychology of human behavior although at the time I was far too timid to say so. As I took it upon myself to search for an accurate more complete picture of the human condition, after college, I went to work professionally in the grass roots area of production and for more than 30 years I made a living there. This vocation provided the perfect fodder for my psychology-sociology research because as a producer of the arts & entertainment it enabled me to interact with many thousands of the most diverse personalities and behavior patterns in people from all over the world.

 I currently write & host an Internet radio show, topics include, arts & entertainment for new and existing artists. I also discovered I have a strong aptitude for writing accurate, useful Social Theory. I have written theory for the American law as well as Health & Wellness industries.

 I recently finished a book titled, “The Mammalian Way”. Although written in a romance novel style it conveys a clinical expose of two new theories in the social sciences that explain how “The Pleasure Principle” operates as part of a much larger psychological paradigm either for or against the human condition.

 Virtually anyone past the age of puberty can benefit from reading “The Mammalian Way” in that by assimilating the information found there into everyday life, this can help to make the human condition as well as all relationships encountered from teenage years onward, more pleasurable and less painful.

 Be it the first kiss, the first date, the first time for sex, or anytime thereafter, and regardless of ones spirituality, “The Mammalian Way” is there. No one can escape it because it is such an integral part of the human condition, the place where all human mammalian instincts prevail. Although it’s true value lay undiscovered until now, “The Mammalian Way” works for us, or even against us if we are unaware of it’s consequences when we ignore or when we don’t even know it’s rules. This is so because “The Mammalian Way” protects the human species at the most basic level of life even if such protection means bringing chronic pain to the heart or to our everyday lives. Accurate knowledge of “The Mammalian Way” can indeed empower us and bring more pleasure, less pain into our lives. All this is the importance of the knowledge shared in a fun, fast paced, & easy to read book.    

 “The Mammalian Way” is rated “R” for sensual/sexual content as well as frank language about instinctive sexuality between the genders. However, there are no nude photos. Know “The Mammalian Way”. Bring more pleasure & less pain to life.





Why are women the key to understanding “The Mammalian Way”? Simple: “THE MAMMALIAN WAY” has been out on the surface and visible behavior in men’s lives for thousands of years. We’ve become used to it. We watch men engage in “Perversions of Honor” (POH) all the time but just never realized it as such. In women, the Mammalian Way has been more of a subterranean thing because they had to hide their true empowerment because women were considered chattel (and in some circles they still are). So when chattel acts out the “Pendulum Swing of Insecurity” (PSOI) something that runs counter to what men call “common sense”, men would label such behavior “cnt logic” and walk away. All men did not like this or want to abide by this notion but most went along with it for a long time. That is until recently when women the world over have risen up to become a great army. The essence of what we see in the women’s empowerment movement for example is in part “The Mammalian Way” that has come of age.


(As a side note, what I found to be amazing as I collected my data was whether on the surface or subterranean both psychological defense mechanisms in humans developed at very much the same rate of speed, slowly over a long period of time. It’s a testament to the adaptability of human instincts to be sure). Meanwhile,


If we are to survive as a species then we can’t dwell on what was. We need to focus on what is and embrace what can be. It’s time to have our mammalian instincts work for us and not against us as much as possible. And that begins with at least a brief study of women.


In the book titled, “The Rules” a woman is likened to, “A creatures like no other”. I agree with that observation. Women are also very much like a bouquet of flowers, beautiful and basically unpredictable because each flower is unique.


Yet, for a man to understand a woman is actually quite possible so long as he understands and applies the tenets of “The Mammalian Way”. As a part of this understanding a man needs develop as much as possible, an ability to listen to a woman lament about her life as she swings on the PSOI. Learning to listen to women lament about their life is a part of observing her “tells”. And this is important because how a woman contends with satiating her insecurity is what helps make each woman a unique flower and these things make up the key to what seems impossible, namely, to understand a woman. 


And here’s how. If a man uses his power of observation with respect to a woman’s PSOI he will often find it to be an honorable thing indeed because he will likely win the trust of that woman enough to where her emotional nakedness in front of him becomes possible. If a man has the courage to observe her emotional nakedness (through listening to her lament e.g.) it is truly one of the highest compliments she can pay to a man because emotional nakedness only comes with profound trust and is almost always followed by “A” grade sex and a measure of kingly treatment for a man. And I tell you this for certain, as of the copyright of this book “A” grade sex is something very few men have experienced.


In other words, for a man to get to the place he instinctively wants to be (a place where there is sex & honor and plenty of it) in an imperfectly safe world men must understand that women will remain unpredictable and next to impossible figure out because it’s in their nature. However, if a man adheres to “The Mammalian Way” this fact becomes irrelevant because in due time if a man obeys the rules of “The Mammalian Way” she will eventually and instinctively honor him by revealing herself to him. All he needs to do is take the lead in observing & listening as she deals with her PSOI. And just like she is “A creature like no other” he will likely become a more proper, “Critter like no other” in her eyes. This is a win-win scenario with more pleasure & less pain in a relationship.




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Release of Brilliant Insanity July 22,2008

July 13, 2008 at 1:55 pm (Books by Yvonne Mason) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

Brilliant Insanity   Louis Reinhart has five days to live before he is injected with the lethal cocktail.  Louis Reinhart has been given permission to tell the world his side of the story.

     The story which was not allowed to be told in court.

    The Fort Pierce Sentinel has agreed to send a reporter to interview Reinhart. However, Reinhart has been very specific as to which reporter he will agree to talk to.

    Her name is Mandy McQuaid. She is a rookie reporter. This is her first job and she is stuck in the obit section of the paper. Even though the Editor is not happy about Reinhart’s request, he sends Mandy to conduct the interview.

    Reinhart has his own agenda. He believes he was justified in his quest for retribution and he wants to share it with the world. Not only does he want to share it with the world, but it is very important that he share it with Mandy.

   As Reinhart draws Mandy into his web of lies, and narcissistic behavior one wonders where the next bend in the road leads. What surprise, what evil will pop out to shock and amaze even the most seasoned reader.

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