‘The Chronicles of Light and Shadow’ by Liesel Schwarz

Originally posted on Robin's Books:
This piece first appeared on Geekdad.com on 8th May 2015.  Steampunk. Queen Victoria, airships, and steam. Men who want to be Sherlock Holmes. Feisty women, often in jodhpurs. Fog. I’ve read good steampunk and I’ve read terrible steampunk. Because it’s a heavily stylized genre, some authors seem to think you can throw a few tropes together and make a decent novel. The Chronicles of Light and Shadow by British author Liesel Schwarz, fits firmly into the “good” category. The setting is a fairly typical cogwheels and carriages environment, but the novels have a fresh originality that many…

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In my mailbox: Between Now and When

Between Now and When relates a transcendent journey from earthly suffering and addiction into the rarely glimpsed supra-reality of higher dimensions. The author first experienced the oneness of existence at age seven. As a teen, he heard a mystical voice that foretold his death at age 33, a prophecy that left him on death’s doorstep at exactly that age. His surrender complete, he was propelled into the fourth dimension, where his body was miraculously healed. Thus began a redemptive and transformational journey of discovery, as Dr. House was led by the hand and heart on a magical journey around the world–Hawaii, Fiji,…

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Book Review: Mind Wars

Mind Wars: A History of Mind Control, Surveillance, and Social Engineering by the Government, Media, and Secret Societies by Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from New Page Books and Warwick Associates. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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In my mailbox and the week

It has been, for the most part, a quite week. The warmer weather has pulled me outside and I have invested some sweat equity in the yard and garden. Peppy is his usual barking self. This week, I have received Mind Wars: A History of Mind Control, Surveillance, and Social Engineering by the Government, Media, and Secret Societiesby Marie D. Jones and Larry Flaxman. No one enjoys a good conspiracy theory better than me. It should be a fun and informative read. I want to thank New Page Books for the book. Look for “Mind Wars” to be available the 20th of…

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