Bella Andre is A Must Read Author!

Bella Andre’s is sitting back watching how three of her Sullivans’ novels climb peek all the way to the top of the New York Times best sellers. That has to be the most rewarding feeling in the world, to get to the point where countless nights filled with sleep deprivation and thousands upon thousands of word editing could simply payoff by turning you into a house hold name.  I am giving you a preview of ‘I Only Have Eyes For You’ by Bella Andre’s for you to enjoy. Good luck!

New York Times List:

29. IF YOU WERE MINE

31. CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE

32. I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU

If You Were Mine: The Sullivans, Book 5 (Contemporary Romance)

Can't Help Falling In Love: The Sullivans, Book 3 (Contemporary Romance)

I Only Have Eyes For You: The Sullivans, Book 4 (Contemporary Romance)

To Woody Allen With Love.

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I am completely addicted to, Woody Allen. Everything about him, his neurotic behaviors, his anxiety, and his ability to be brilliant at all times while trying to control his nervous tune. I need a man like Woody Allen, in my life. A real life Einstein, with Shakespeare sonnets under every breath.

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Good Reads: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

Today I’m home with what seems to be a very bad case of walking pneumonia, I haven’t had a moment to let my body heal, puling almost a 100 hrs last week.  I am completely beat. Now while I’m in bed doing absolutely nothing with a big size of heavy resting, I will be traveling into, World War I. I will be experiencing the story of an American on the Italian front, and hoping to be captivated by his passion for an English nurse. My Good Reads for today is: A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway.

A Selfless Act of Journalism…

Jackie Chanel has a big heart, and it shows by donating the profits of ‘Untitled’, to NCIRE. I found Jackie Chanel, 2.5 years ago on twitter, we were among the lucky 4.5 million followers, following the guitar ninja also known as, John Mayer.  After getting to talking beyond 140 characters, both Jackie and I realized we had more than just John Mayer in common, she’s also a writer.  Right after Mayer cancelled his spring tour due to his granuloma this year, which caused for ‘Born and Rise’, (the sixth studio album) to get pushed back last October, Jackie jumped into fan girl mood quick. She needed to do something to show her support, she wanted to do more for the musician, whose music has touched the lives of so many of us. Mayer is a advocate for ‘The Veterans Health Research Institute’, and all of his fans are behind him in supporting this beautiful cause. Won’t you join us in supporting NCIRE as well?

NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute has one mission and one goal: Veterans Health. We are the leading nonprofit research institute in the United States devoted to advancing Veterans health research.

You can find Jackie Chanel’s books by clicking on the links below, and you can also find her on Facebook.

Untitled.

A Hustler’s Promise.

Change of Heart.

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff by Richard Carlson!

Everyone that knows me knows that I sweat the smallest things, from no pens in the house to the lunch menu for tomorrow…this has become habit in order for me not to stress over the big things that take away from all the important things in my life, things like bills, and things we have no control over. Not to long ago, I had to take a moment and find ground because the important things in life were starting to pile up, and needed my attention ASAP, during this time a friend of mine came over to the house to share some insight, and handed me a number of books that have to do with God, life and how not to ‘sweat the small stuff’. I am truly grateful for my friends, day to day, online or simply through a hand written letter, because they always take time out of their busy lives to bring some wisdom into mine. Here is my good Fall/Autumn read, enjoy!

The Secret!

Re-reading:

When I first read this book, I was in a different place then where I stand today.  I had everything I had always wanted for my life. I was married with children, had a great job, living in a beautiful place, comfy for six with a dog, and a cat. At the time I felt I had reached the ultimate high, were there wasn’t room for wanting anything, because I had it all.  The idea of one day being married was enough for me, that when it actually came to pass, I didn’t really put mind to what holds it all together.  Reality came setting in, and what I wanted was no longer what I had, because although I had the beautiful home, and the two cars, and the family with a dog, and a cat, there was always something missing from my marriage, and that was unconditional love and understanding.

Although when it comes to unconditional love, there’s no love like a mothers love for a child, or vice versa. However when it comes to the love of a woman and a man, something happens that its hard to understand.  Where does: I do, for richer or poor, in sickness and in health, till death to us part, fall into: I will love you, until I no longer understand you?

How is it possible that those vows are easily mistaken into: What I loved about you in the beginning has turned into the same things I hate about you now towards the end?

As the world we live in grows with the need for material things, I settle deep into the reality of wanting something no money in the world could ever buy, and that is unconditional LOVE. The Secret felt like no secret to me then, because for years, I believed that if one envisioned themselves doing it that eventually it’ll come true.  Sure its no rocket science crap, however that’s the idea of the Secret.  See it, and see yourself doing it, there for life will start to place the right people, and situation to get you to that vision.

“Laws of Attraction.”  Its easy to see why I disregarded the book so easily then, because I felt I had everything I had ever wanted, but with that came the ultimate price.  I didn’t have what I had always wanted, I had part of what I had always wanted, and that part of my life had reached its point of growth, and the universe knew it, there for removing the things that  weren’t working towards what I had once perceived to be perfect.  My heart had always wanted more, and so life took away the things that were holding me back from actually getting what I wanted out of it.

These lyrics are perfect and in the perfection of its words, I will reference them openely:

I believe that my life’s gonna see
The love I give
Return to me…

Now in the new faze of my life, I’ve gone back to the drawing board, and re-reading this again, so that I can see what I missed the first time around. Maybe I will find some reason that would compliment the why I walked into a dead end, and help me figure out how to turn that into a sweet cul-de-sac.

Have you read the Secret? Give me your thoughts.

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READING:

Most of you know by know that I have developed a liking to David Sedaris.  This is very OLD news gathering from the many times I’ve read his books, and posted them on here.  Now, as I looked over the table of contents, I saw that one of his chapters was named: Something For Everyone, and that got me to thinking… how many of you out there have or are actually reading his work? I have posted quite a few books on the blog, some very different in elements, and I know that we all have certain tastes in books however are we, (meaning you, and I) on the same page here?  If you have read his work I would love to hear from you, do you like his style? Does he remind you of another author?  What other books would you recommend for me to read? Let me hear you.