I Hear You – Entered in 2018 ATAI Book Award Contest

5 Stars

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Michael S. Sorensen

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen provides readers with a simple and actionable look at the skills necessary to build and sustain meaningful interpersonal relationships. Sorensen uses the book to explain the concept of validation, and he provides readers with numerous examples of how to employ this skill in their everyday lives.


I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships is well structured and formatted the whole way through. The book has an overabundance of examples which provide ways for people to practice validation in their everyday lives, but clustering many of the examples together in “Part III: Putting it All Together” slows the pacing of the final third of the book in a way that is jarring. The commitment to providing a vast selection of examples for the reader to study and learn from is admirable. However, given the number of examples that are worked into the book’s first two sections, eliminating some of the final examples may aid in diminishing the pacing issue.


Sorensen has done a wonderful job of presenting the topic in a way that is approachable. The reader never once feels like they are being talked down to. The choice to make it clear in the introduction that Sorensen himself is not an academic expert on the topic, but rather a person with a personal interest in the subject, assists with the overall approachable tone of the piece. He includes enough citations from reputable, respected minds in the field to show that he has really done his research. The book is also not overly long, something Sorensen himself insisted on, which helps to keep the pace moving. I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships by Michael S. Sorensen is an excellent choice for readers looking for a friendly and approachable look at interpersonal communications.

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Marry Your Billionaire – Entered in Romance Novel Contest

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C.J. Anaya

In C. J. Anaya’s Marry Your Billionaire, Midge Knightly is devastated to find out that her scholarship fund has dried up just one semester before completing her Masters degree. Her father is a Hollywood producer who has a proposition for her; he will fund her college endeavors for her, but only if she agrees to appear as a fill-in contestant on the reality TV show he’s working on, “Marry Your Billionaire.” Midge isn’t thrilled about being on a dating show, but needs the money. The handsome bachelor on the show, CEO Brady Prescott, is very interested in her, but she’s resisting with all she’s got. Midge is on a mission, but her direction could change as she’s pursued by the stranger who is determined to court her. 

Marry Your Billionaire is squeaky clean, but perhaps too much so. There are no steamy scenes that involve much physical contact, and possible expletives are replaced with corny phrases like “Sweet maple syrup!” It’s cute, but gets tedious quickly. The narrative also had a tendency to ramble- a lot. While it was still entertaining to read, Marry Your Billionaire’s plot development could stand for a good bit of improvement. 

However, Marry Your Billionaire is a really great novel. C. J. Anaya crafted characters that were outrageous, but wonderfully so; they are captivating and, for the most part, likeable. There is also a ton of fantastic humor, with enough creativity and wit to often warrant out-loud chuckles. As far as romance novels go, Marry Your Billionaire is quite unique; it is funny, interesting, and gripping from the first chapter on- and manages to do all of this without a single sexually explicit scene. Marry Your Billionaire is a truly engaging novel that most readers would be guaranteed to enjoy.

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Onyx Webb

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Onyx Webb: The Series

Book One – Episodes 1-2-3

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Delectably Creepy. Gripping. Fascinating. Get Entangled in Onyx Webb: An Addictive New Paranormal Suspense Series

Onyx Webb is a multi-genre mash-up that combines supernatural suspense, crime, horror, romance, and more.

Onyx Webb is a ghost. Billionaire playboy Koda Mulvaney becomes obsessed with a girl he sees inside a mirror. Juniper Cole is on her way to the prom and… well, we don’t want to spoil anything – we’ve probably told you too much already. How all these events are related is part of the mystery that is, Onyx Webb. 

The Onyx Webb series follows the unusual life of Onyx Webb along with a central group of characters in various locations and times. The billionaire Mulvaney family, piano prodigy Juniper Cole and her brother Quinn, paranormal show hosts Cryer and Fudge, and a few others make up the core of the series. Written like a book version of a supernatural soap opera (think: American Horror Story) each character’s story moves forward with most every episode. 

It may appear that the characters are entirely unrelated and yet episode by episode, the connections will become clearer. Like being an inch away from a spider web, with each book, the web will move further and further away revealing the full story of every character and most importantly, the stunning conclusion for Onyx Webb herself.


Richard Fenton & Andrea Waltz

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For as long as Richard can remember he wanted to be a speaker. He gave his first paid speech at the age of eight. He took plastic dinosaurs and set them up on a table in his basement, then invited everyone in the neighborhood over to hear him talk about them. As he recalls, he charged 5 cents per person to get in. When Ms. Clark told him he was quite a ‘professional’ speaker, he decided that was his calling. Unfortunately, he let that dream go until finally, right before he turned 40, he decided that “One of These Days… Is Now” and he launched his business as a speaker, trainer, and author. 

Fast forward 20 years later and he’s a professional speaker and the author of several business parables including the best-selling title, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There. His wife and business partner, Andrea, and he speak to audiences all over the world about overcoming fear of failure and rejection and how to reprogram they think about the word, No.  

He loves the fiction-aspect of fables so much that his newest passion, along with Andrea, is writing their fictional series, Onyx Webb. Onyx Webb is a cross genre series in the paranormal category. They’ve written it to feel just like you’re watching your favorite t.v. series, whether that’s Downton Abbey or American Horror Story. 

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Andrea Waltz is a professional speaker, co-author of multiple business fables and most recently has added fiction to her resume. 

As co-author of the best-selling title, Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There she is wildly passionate about teaching audiences how they can overcome fear of failure and rejection and reprogram how they think about the word No!  

Her newest passion is writing and creating a paranormal suspense series, Onyx Webb with author Richard Fenton. Onyx Webb reads like a supernatural soap opera in book form. Their writing is inspired by great t.v. series’ such as Downton Abbey, Bates Motel, The Americans, The Fall, and many others.

To learn more about their business fables, visit www.GoforNo.com 
To get entangled in the Onyx Webb series visit them at www.OnyxWebb.com


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Top 10 Author Interviews for 2015

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Top 10 Author Interviews for 2015

We decided to share our top 10 author interviews for 2015.  It was exceptionally challenging to choose only 10 as we interview hundreds of authors and dearly LOVED so many of them.  

This is not about the top 10 books, but rather the authors themselves and their interviews. Every single one of these interviews are ones you should put on your “must hear” list…and perhaps, you’ll put their books on your “must read” list 🙂

We’ve opted to share these on the show as well as here in the shownotes in order of interview date versus in order of our favorites.  


Tash McAdam

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Book Description:

Telepaths, torture, mindwipes … the Institute has it all, and they use each of their brainwashed children as weapons, the way they see fit. To control society, repress its people. To make certain that they stay in power, no matter the cost. Serena’s baby brother Damon is one of those children, and these days he’s so altered that he doesn’t even recognize her.

When it comes to getting Damon away from those who kidnapped him, there’s nothing Serena won’t do. Even if she has to kill him to save him. First, though, she must prove to her father that she has what it takes to be a soldier against the insidious threat of the Institute. Her first mission has to be perfect.

But with inaccurate intelligence, unexpected storms, and Gav Belias, people’s hero of the Watch, on the prowl, will she even survive? If she doesn’t succeed, they’ll never let her go after her brother.

And that would be unthinkable, when it was her fault that he was taken in the first place.

Slam is Tash McAdam’s first work with Glass House Press, and serves as a prequel to her series The Psionics, with the first book, Maelstrom, due in 2015.


Michaelbrent Collings

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The Douglas family just wants to live their lives, and maybe find a bit of happiness. But when the ghost in their home breaks out of a centuries-long sleep, all hope for happiness will die. Because the thing that haunts them is not just evil… It is something much, much worse. Watching them from the shadows. Hungry to start killing once more. And thirsty for the blood of the children, the blood he has so long been denied. The thing that haunts them is not just evil. It is twisted.


Michael Modzelewski

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Book Description:

A memoir of my life as a Cosmo Bachelor with some names and locations changed to protect the not so innocent along with the innocent.


Jane Carroll

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Book Description:

Bertha-Size Your Life! Is a book of personal transformation that reads like a series of entertaining and humorous stories. Bertha, a zany redhead, mysteriously appears in the narrator’s life during a walk in the park. Quicker than a man can hand off a baby with a dirty diaper, she has moved into the narrator’s empty nest and the fun begins. 

You never know what Bertha will think up next from flying a hot air balloon to singing to her begonia, she’s always up to something. Bertha delights in standing on her soapbox while dispensing down-home wisdom and perky advice, explaining The Law of Attraction in a refreshing, humor-filled, practical way that has the reader going aha! instead of humph! 

Throw in a conniving nemesis, an antagonistic cat, lime green spandex and high-heels and you’ve got a book that’s sure to tickle your funny bone and leave you wearing your thinking cap as you read and reread each vignette. 


James Goi Jr.

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Book Description:

How to Attract Money Using Mind Power may be the most concise, usable book of its kind. It sums up key points taught in countless mind power, metaphysics, and success books. It shows how to apply this knowledge to attract money. In twenty brief chapters, the science of attracting money is presented in such a simple, straightforward way, that any person of average intelligence will be able to grasp and use these profound teachings. Now, using the techniques given in this astounding little book, anyone can attract all the money they want by harnessing the power of their own mind.


Melissa Krivachek

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Book Description:

BOLD Is The New Sexy! Everyone dares to be great but very few ever have the courage to step into their greatness.” Have you ever wondered what it was like to jump off a cliff and soar or take a leap of faith knowing it will work out? Following the principles shared within the book the authors have created the life and lifestyle they truly desired. But it wasn’t the titles, accolades, power, or money they’ve acquired that has made them BOLD because when they first started they had none of that yet they jumped anyway. 

Sharing their passions, stories, and expertise you’ll discover why BOLD is the new sexy! You don’t have to be smart, sassy, strong or sophisticated to be BOLD but as a result of being BOLD you become all of that and so much more. In fact you’ll find yourself running up the cliff without fear ready to take on the world as you explore opportunities you never knew existed while playing with a child-like behavior, and what was once just a dream soon becomes your reality. If you know you deserve better than mediocrity, excuses and the BS stories you tell yourself then…….. you owe it to yourself to get BOLD! 


Ernie Lojoi

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Book Description:

The Preyers, Lijoi’s latest blockbuster in his best-selling crime thriller series based on his true life service as a deep cover undercover cop using his guise of Eddie Pannoni, drug dealer and gun-runner extraordinaire.

Targeted for assassination because of his success in infiltrating the organized crime families, resulting in their arrests and imprisonment, Pannoni (Lijoi) has had enough. Five innocent people are killed as the drug lords from Columbia unleash their killer, seeking revenge. 
First they murder New England’s main narcotics connection. Then they take out his partner. Then it’s time to punch Eddie Pannoni’s ticket. But Eddie is no novice to the gun game. 

Eddie (Detective Ernie Lijoi, Sr.) and his partner Detective Jack Wade decide not to wait for the Columbians to send their henchmen, but to go after the drug syndicate with all guns blazing. It’s a fight to the finish and the devil takes the hindmost.


Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson

Designer Relationships

Book Description:

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.”

Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink.

The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.


Paul Margolis

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Book Description:

Three years ago, Jack was a brilliant young detective with the LAPD. Now he plays poker to make ends meet, and to forget the horrific event that ended his police career. Out of the blue Jack gets a call from his father Joseph Pearl, a distinguished Harvard professor who is in Los Angeles for a philosophy conference. The two haven’t spoken in years yet Pearl seems anxious to discuss some matter in person, behavior strangely out of character for the emotionally-distant dad who Jack still blames for the family tragedy that tore them apart. But when the philosopher fails to show up and can’t be found, Jack knows something is wrong and feels compelled to find him. 

As his shaky detective instincts kick in, Jack tracks down a beautiful yet troubled Yale grad student named Claire who was having a clandestine affair with Pearl. Together they search for the man they both have issues with and uncover secrets and lies in the world of philosophy, including a trail of murder and no shortage of colleagues who wanted Pearl dead. The more Jack risks his life for answers, the more he fights old demons and his growing attraction to Claire. Then just as he learns the shocking truth behind his father’s disappearance, Jack finds himself drawn back into the haunting, unsolved case that got him kicked off the force. 

Impossible to put down, THE NAKED PHILOSOPHER is a gut-wrenching, heart-stopping crime thriller about family and revenge that keeps the reader guessing to the very last page.


Bill Cortright

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Book Description:

In Bill Cortright’s new book, TRUTH: The Ten Minute Life Plan, we explore the real reasons we procrastinate. How diet, exercise, self-talk, childhood programs, and stress will cause us to procrastinate. You are going to gain easy-to-use tools that will help you break through and break out. If you claim any of these tendencies, this simple book will change your life. 

DO YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO: 
• Put things off to the point you rush in “panic mode” to complete them? 
• Daydream about what you are going to do one day but never seem to get it done? 
• Get lost with distractions such as computer games, social media, television, movies, etc.? 
• Start a new diet or proclaim the same New Year’s Resolutions every year? Do you lose weight and gain weight on a regular cycle? Are you overweight? 
• Make “To Do Lists” that are never completed? Do you feel overwhelmed with so much to do but get little accomplished? 
• Believe that there is a “magic time” when things will get done? 
• Put off what you should do now with a set time in your head for when you will make up for the lost time?


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Love Never Dies

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Love Never Dies

Dr. Jamie Turndorf

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Famed relationship therapist, author and media personality Dr. Jamie Turndorf —known worldwide as Dr. Love— shares the amazing true story of her spiritual reconnection with her beloved deceased husband, internationally renowned former Jesuit priest Emile Jean Pin. Discovering for herself that relationships don’t end in death, Jamie recounts her remarkable experience where, through the depths of her grief after Jean’s sudden passing, her husband made known his continued presence–and undying love.
 
Drawing on these personal encounters, Jamie has created a groundbreaking new form of grief therapy that combines her acclaimed conflict-resolution techniqueswith after-death communication. The result: an unprecedented method that enables the bereaved to reconnect, resolve unfinished business, and make peace with the deceased.
 
Filled with dozens of examples of spirit contact and communication, this book eliminates any doubt about life after death and shows that contact is ongoing. Loved ones in spirit don’t just linger briefly before going to “heaven” and disappearing from your life. Rather, heaven is a state, not a place, and your loved ones have an eternity to support you and heal any issues left behind when they passed on.
 
Come to recognize the numerous signs from spirit that you may have been missing.Learn to trust yourself and the process that’s right for you–not a shortened, artificial grief period prescribed by conventional doctors. Practice techniques for heightening your senses, expanding your awareness, and entering an open state, culminating in Jamie’s method for Dialoguing with the Departed.
 
When connection and love live on, fear is banished and relationships can grow and heal as never before. Begin opening your mind and your heart today!

The Mastermind behind Love Never Dies:

Dr. Jamie Turndorf

Known to millions as “Dr. Love,” radio and television personality Dr. Jamie Turndorf has been delighting audiences for three decades with her engaging blend of professional expertise and spicy humor. Her success is largely due to her remarkable ability to turn clinical psychobabble into entertaining and easy-to-understand concepts that transform lives.

She has authored several books on resolving relationship conflicts with partners, friends, family members and children. Hay House has published her latest two books, Kiss Your Fights Good-bye: Dr. Love’s 10 Simple Steps to Cooling Conflict and Rekindling Your Relationship (January 2014) and her bestselling Love Never Dies: How to Reconnect and Make Peace with the Deceased (August 2015), which introduces her new Trans-Dimensional Grief Therapy method and Dialoguing with the Departed technique.

Dr. Turndorf’s “Love Never Dies” radio show can be heard each Tuesday on Hay House Radio. Her “Ask Dr. Love” radio show is currently broadcast out of DreamVisions7 radio network and in 80 countries worldwide. She is the “go to” relationship expert on numerous television and online networks, such as CBS, VH1, WebMD, and MSNBC. Most recently, CNN has been featuring her as the resident authority on relationship advice and human behavior.

Learn more at www.AskDrLove.com and LoveNeverDiesBook.com

 


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The Power of Curiosity – How to Have Real Conversations

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The Power of Curiousity

How to Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding

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As leaders or parents (or both), navigating difficult conversations is part of our job description.  How do we keep calm and achieve a productive outcome, all while keeping our relationships intact?

The secret is curiosity.  It is the innovation-driving, emotion-calming skill that comes so naturally to us as kids, but gets buried so easily beneath our busy, multitasking lifestyles.  The good news is that we just have to relearn what we already know!

In “The Power of Curiosity”, mother-daughter executive coaching team Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Taberner-Siggins introduce the Curiosity Skills and a full, step-by-step process to use anytime, even when potentially challenging conversations arise.  In ’The Power of Curiosity’ you’ll learn:

How to be fully present in every conversation, even when distractions abound

The five listening choices you always have available, whether at home, work, or school

Specific calming strategies to access when negative emotions run high

A step-by-step process to transform potential conflict into relationship-building opportunities.”


The Masterminds behind The Power of Curiosity:

Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Siggins

Kathy Taberner and Kirsten Siggins are a mother/daughter executive coaching team and the authors of The Power of Curiosity: How To Have Real Conversations That Create Collaboration, Innovation and Understanding.  Together they founded the Institute Of Curiosity, a coaching and training organization that helps individuals improve the quality of their conversations and relationships to stay connected, even in conflict.

Learn more at Institute Of Curiosity www.instituteofcuriosity.com 


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MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life

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MemoryBanc:

Your Workbook for Organizing Life

Kay Bransford

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Book Description:

Secure your financial and online assets with MemoryBanc Your Workbook For Organizing Life. Today, more than $58 billion is sitting with state and federal treasurers representing bank accounts, insurance, tax returns, and retirement accounts that were lost in the shuffle of a move, personal crisis, or death. Nearly half of adults over forty can expect to face a short-term disability before they reach sixty-five and 70 percent of American’s over sixty-five will need three years of care and support. MemoryBanc makes it easy to document accounts, usernames, and medical history so they can be easily found or shared should they ever be needed by a spouse or loved one. It also helps couples that divide and conquer stay on the same page and gives individuals a way to easily hand over important information should it ever be needed. With the help of MemoryBanc, readers no longer have to store their information in their heads, on their phones, in a file, or under a keyboard―they now have one place that captures it all. Find out how easily it is to secure your assets with MemoryBanc Your Workbook For Organizing Life.


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Access the guide to know what to save and what to shred here: www.MemoryBanc.com/Save


The Mastermind behind Memory Banc:

Kay Bransford

Kay H. Bransford, is the author of best-selling book, “MemoryBanc: Your Workbook for Organizing Life.” Bransford’s parents had done everything their estate lawyer, financial and insurance advisors had recommended, but when she needed to step in and help she didn’t have the information she needed, so she created a system to help her. When friends and colleagues started to ask for the system, she launched MemoryBanc which AARP Foundation named an “Older-Adult Focused Innovation.” 

Learn more at www.MemoryBanc.com.


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Get Your Power Back – Former Guest on Oprah

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Get Your Power Back

Bill Ferguson

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Book Description:

Life doesn’t just happen. If you have relationship or any area of your life that isn’t working, there will always be an underlying condition of resisting or hanging on that is creating the problem. This condition creates a state of fear, upset, and tunnel vision. It takes away your power, destroys your ability to find solutions, and forces you to act in a way that makes your situation worse. This incredibly, profound book walks you through the process of finding and removing this destructive underlying condition. The result is more love, more effectiveness, and a much more enjoyable life.


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Bill Ferguson has been a guest on Oprah and recommended by The Wall Street Journal.


The Mastermind behind Get Your Power Back:

Bill Ferguson

Bill Ferguson’s approach to life has been called the “penicillin of psychology.” As a former divorce attorney, 15% of his clients never divorced and the ones who did were able to part as friends. Media across the country affectionately call him “The Love Counselor.” He has been featured on Oprah and recommended by The Wall Street Journal. His book, How to Heal a Painful Relationship, has become a national best-seller. His newest book is Get Your Power Back, shows how to resolve the problem areas of life. He trains therapists, leads seminars, and works with people around the world. He shows step by step how to resolve problems, heal relationships and create great lives. Bill speaks a profound yet simple truth that can change your life.

Learn more at http://www.masteryoflife.com.


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Designer Relationships – Create Your Own – No More Default

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Designer Relationships:

A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships

Mark and Patricia

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Book Description:

Contemporary relationships are in a state of rapid evolution. These changes can and should empower people with the opportunity to develop partnerships based on their own sexualities, understandings, and agreements. This makes it possible to create what Kenneth Haslam, founder of the Kinsey Institute’s Polyamory Archive, has called “designer relationships.”

Designer relationships may encompass: people who bond emotionally but not sexually; people who agree to be non-exclusive; single people who have occasional lovers or friends with benefits; multiple partner configurations where long-term bonds exist among all or some; partnerships in which people are kinky and that make room to explore kink.

The possibilities are limitless, and thinking about a partnership as something people can craft allows for flexibility and change. Relationships can open and close or have varying degrees and kinds of openness as circumstances demand. In the context of a designer relationship, decisions are made mutually, consciously, and deliberately. Best-selling authors and nationally known relationship experts Patricia Johnson and Mark A. Michaels are exemplars of this life choice, and have studied polyamory for over 20 years. This book explains exactly how you and your loved ones can design your own life and love.


Notes: 

We recently interviewed Patricia and Mark for our sister podcast, Mission Date Night. Check it out here.


The Mastermind behind Designer Relationships:

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson

Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson are the authors of the new book Designer Relationships: A Guide to Happy Monogamy, Positive Polyamory, and Optimistic Open Relationships (Cleis Press 2015). A devoted married couple, they have been creative collaborators––teaching and writing about relationships, sexuality, and Tantra––since 1999. In addition to Designer Relationships, they have writtenPartners in Passion (Cleis), Great Sex Made Simple, Tantra for Erotic Empowerment, and The Essence of Tantric Sexuality (Llewellyn).

Learn more at www.MichaelsandJohnson.com.


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Rob and Janelle

 

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Fictional Vegas Wedding Tales

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The Chapel of Eternal Love

Fictional Vegas Wedding Tales

A replay from earlier this summer! Makes for a great gift for the holidays 🙂

Stephen Murrary

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Book Description:

Known for its lavish hotels and casinos, beautiful showgirls and sumptuous buffets, Las Vegas is home to an abundance of wedding chapels. Follow Rosemary, the wedding organizer, and Buster, her dachshund with a nose for matrimony, as they guide you through the fictional stories of The Chapel of Eternal Love. Witness a Harley-riding love affair and a May-December romance. Meet a widow and widower who encounter each other at a cemetery and an Iraqi veteran and his anti-war activist bride. Walk down the aisle with two lost souls who find hope and a couple with differing religious backgrounds finding faith. Share the poignant, moving and occasionally humorous tales of the young and old, first-time sweethearts and long-lost loves. Discover the joys, sorrows and journeys that led each of them to The Chapel of Eternal Love.


Notes: Janelle’s Review

Ever wonder why someone gets married in Vegas in a little wedding chapel? Well, Stephen Murray has filled his book, The Chapel of Eternal Love, with fictional wedding tales set in a Las Vegas chapel. The fascinating characters in the story give you some insight into what might be going through the couples’ hearts and minds. Murray has a way with words that easily expresses the individual emotions and depth of love of his fictional couples. He kicks off the story sharing a bit of background on the chapel as well as who founded it. Then, he moves forward by sharing the deep love the current owner continues to have, even after two decades, for this charming and beautiful spot to join together those in love. The stories, as well as the ages, religions, and backgrounds of the couples in The Chapel of Eternal Love gracefully move from one end of the spectrum to the other. Yet, what really got me is how quick and easy it was to grow emotionally attached to each and every character in The Chapel of Eternal Love. It is amazing how Murray is able to enrapture readers so swiftly. Readers will long for the sequel as the curiosity to know what becomes of these adorable, powerful, sweet, and delightful characters is quite compelling.

Elegantly written, The Chapel of Eternal Love offers readers the chance to embrace a vast expanse of love and loss from a bird’s eye view. Hands down, Stephen Murray has created a series of beautiful love stories that flow gently from one to the other. On top of that, there is an interesting perspective that has, perhaps, a metaphysical feel as Buster, the chapel owner’s little dog, always seems to know which couples will have a harmonious love and which ones may not. Buster adds an extra fun little piece to the stories within the story. Stephen Murray’s The Chapel of Eternal Love is riveting in a way that will have your heartbeat swaying as gently as flower petals in a warm summer breeze. It is a must have for your romance library!


The Mastermind behind The Chapel of Eternal Love:

Stephen Murray

Stephen Murray was born in England and raised in different countries throughout Southern Africa. Upon completion of his high school education, he returned to England before moving to California in 1976. He has traveled extensively throughout the world. Stephen owns a computer software company. Apart from traveling and writing, he enjoys theatre, concerts, music, reading and current affairs. Stephen is currently working on a sequel and is also nearing completion on another work of fiction – a murder mystery. He makes his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has lived since May 2003.

Learn more at http://www.thechapelofeternallove.com.


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Rob and Janelle

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