maandag 20 februari 2017

Book Excerpt K My Name is Kendra


Book Excerpt

: An Uncomfortable Uncle CJ Memory

My uncle had come into town to do some pre-game interviews one Saturday and had stopped by the house early that morning to invite my father to go with him. Daddy was so excited that he didn’t even answer his brother, but he was upstairs and in the shower within seconds. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him move so fast in my life.

Mama was out grocery shopping that morning, Jada had gone to a slumber party the night before, and Philip had gone to watch Aris scrimmage with the All-City high school football team, so it was just me and Uncle C.J. in the living room once Daddy went upstairs. He sat down on the couch beside me and started asking me how school was and what my favorite subjects were. He wanted to know if I had any hobbies and what I liked to do for fun. After I answered all his questions, he told me how much of a young lady I had become since he last saw me, which had to have been about three years ago, I think, because Mama always seemed to have something to do outside the house whenever he called to say he was in town and wanted to visit with us, and she always took me and Jada with her. Then he asked me if I had a boyfriend and I told him I didn’t—that Mama was not having that. He laughed and said that with a body like mine, Mama was right to keep boys from around me. Something about the way his eyes dropped to my chest and then down to my hips made me really uncomfortable. I was glad I could use the excuse that I had to get dressed to meet up with Nita. I got out of there quick and fast.

 

About the Book

Title: K My Name is Kendra
Author: Kamichi Jackson
Genre: Young Adult
Fifteen-year-old Kendra James’ life begins to spiral out of control with the return of her long-lost runaway sister Meisha, and the visit of a young celebrity uncle with questionable intentions. Things take a particular turn for the worse when that uncle exploits Kendra’s loneliness and untreated depression and makes a move on her that sends her world into a tailspin from which she’s not sure she’ll ever recover. Will she survive this tragedy…or will she hit rock-bottom before anyone even notices?

Author Bio

In addition to K My Name Is Kendra, Kamichi Jackson is the author of an eBook entitled Where Present Meets Past (originally available as part of the now-defunct Amazon Shorts Program), the middle reader book You’re Too Much, Reggie Brown, a forthcoming adult novel entitled The Brownstone, two unproduced screenplays, and several short stories. KJ has made numerous appearances in support of her work, among them the Baltimore Book Festival. When not writing, Kamichi is likely off somewhere singing karaoke. The South Norwalk, Connecticut native currently resides in Northern Virginia with family.

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Book Excerpt The Visitor and Ernie and the Evils of Insurance


Book Excerpt Ernie and the Evils of Insurance

He’d thought logging was a dangerous occupation, but it had nothing on insurance adjusting...

Under the boat, Ernie heard the whirring noise of the air saw and turned to see a man coming at him. At first, he first thought the coast guard had arrived.
Innocenti expected there might be a deck hand, but had not expected to see someone underneath trying to fix the shaft log. Seeing the man, he moved in aggressively with the air saw, tethered by the yellow air hose to the pump in the speedboat. Swimming rapidly toward the man trying to fix the shaft log, he charged forward, without fear, attacking with his air saw whirring at five thousand rpm, followed by little bubbles of air after the pressurized air spun the saw.
Completely surprised to meet someone trying to kill him, Ernie was startled and instinctively backed up, but not fast enough. The assailant struck Ernie in his side, and the spinning blade went through the skin to his ribs. But fortunately for Ernie, his jumping back had kept the saw blade from cutting deeply into him and severing his ribs.
Ernie pedaled back a few more feet, blood coming out of his side. He then knew it definitely was not the coast guard, and this would be a fight to the death.


About the Books

Title: The Visitor
Genre: Science Fiction
Tasked by the Federation of Planets to determine if Earthlings present a threat as they venture into space, Tak, an alien anthropologist, leaves her starship orbiting Earth and takes a shuttle to Kansas. Intending to study humans in the United States—as she has learned no Earth language but English—she is detected while descending through the atmosphere and only evades capture by fleeing to Europe, where she lands in Poland. There, she meets an international arms merchant, Baron Von Limbach, who becomes her guide. She studies “typical” human behavior by accompanying the baron as he fulfills his latest assignment—to get the Dalai Lama back into Tibet. His method of halting the communist takeover of Tibet is to create a race-specific Ebola that will only attack Han Chinese, giving Tak a prime example of how barbaric humans can be. However, the CIA and US military are aware of Tak’s presence on Earth and are determined to capture her. And if she is unable to complete her mission and return to her starship—her captain will destroy every living thing on Earth.

Title: Ernie and the Evils of Insurance
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Ernie, an experienced logger from rural Washington State, loses his job when the logging operation he works for is shut down due to the spotted owl. When he goes in to apply for unemployment, Ernie is persuaded to take a job out of state as a temporary insurance adjuster in Los Angeles. While he knows that Los Angeles will be a lot different than Sedro Woolley, Washington, and insurance adjusting a lot different than logging, really, how hard can it be? And there are lots of downed trees in Southern California after the recent earthquake and storms they had there. So packing up his trusty chainsaw in his saddlebags, Ernie hops on his motorcycle and heads south. But to his dismay, Ernie discovers that LA is a lot farther from Washington in more than just miles. Unprepared for the corruption and callousness rampant in the insurance industry, Ernie soon finds himself not only in trouble with his job, but on the top of an assassin’s hit list. Still, although Ernie might be a hick from the sticks, he’s far from stupid. Blessed with an innate intelligence, an abundance of common sense, and a redneck sense of humor, Ernie will give his enemies a hilarious run for their money…if he can just survive long enough.

Author Bio

Brent Ayscough or Ace, as he is known to friends, retired from the practice of law and lives in a house overlooking the sea in Southern California. He has always loved machines, from airplanes to motorcycles, structural design, and other interests. He has enjoyed the acquaintance of diverse and interesting people, and is widely traveled. Bits and pieces of characters he has known, places he has been, seasoned with the spice of his imagination, help him create unusual stories and characters. Extensive collaboration with experts and sources, hopefully, make his stories credible and interesting.

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Book Excerpt Forever There For You


Book Excerpt


Nadine raised her hand.
Yes, Sister Nadine.”
I was just wondering,” she began, uncertainly, “what would your advice be for a woman who is being abused by her husband?”
Abused? How?” asked Sister Angela, leader of the Women’s Fellowship.
Well, her husband beats her and … rapes her too.”
Sorry?” went Sister Edith, looking concerned.
Rapes her?” Sister Eileen’s eyes almost popped out of her head. “How can her husband rape her?”

By now, the eyes of everyone in the Women’s Fellowship were on Nadine and she tried to breathe easier. She could have sworn she could detect some hostility in some of them.
Well, that’s what she said,” Nadine hastily tried to backtrack.
Who is this woman?” Sister Angela demanded to know.
Nadine shook her head. “I can’t … I mean, client confidentiality.”
Oh,” Sister Eileen said, pityingly.  
Is she a Christian?” asked Sister Alex, assistant president of the Fellowship.
I … think so.”
First of all, dear,” Sister Eileen, keen to dispense sagely advice, cut in, “A woman cannot be raped by her own husband. The Bible says that a woman’s body belongs to her husband. That’s like accusing a man of stealing from himself. As you know, that is not possible.”
But what if he only enjoys himself after he’s beaten her?” Nadine protested.
Then, she has to adjust her behaviour.”
How?” Nadine wanted to know.
Hang on,” called a very uncomfortable-looking Sister Jackie. “I’m still trying to get my head around your suggestion that a woman cannot be raped by her own husband.”
Well, can she?” asked Sister Charlene.
Sister Jackie was determined to ignore any attempts at intimidation, whether subtle or overt.  “Yes, she can.”
How is that possible?” Sister Charlene challenged.
This is not the Stone Age, so it is possible. In actual fact, in 1991, a man was successfully prosecuted for raping his wife.”
R v R. Nadine knew the case.  She remembered how she had thought it strange, when she learned about it. Now the fact that she was in the same situation was the very definition of strange.
Even if it is documented, this is not a feminist rally or a criminal law class. Our basis is the law of God and the Bible is our standard,” Sister Agnes asserted.
Fair enough. Where does it say in the law of God that a man is allowed to beat his wife?” Sister Edith countered.

Sister Jackie looked at her gratefully. She had begun to wonder if she was the last sane person in the vicinity. She had no problem speaking up when it was necessary – and in this case, it was absolutely necessary – but she was disheartened that she appeared to be the only one. She did not believe her skin colour had any bearing on her stance, but she was concerned that all the other contributors to the conversation who held a contrary view, were black. It wasn’t that every other woman in the room was black; some of the women who were either white, or looked like they could have been of Asian heritage, just sat quietly. She was unable to figure out if this was because they secretly agreed with the women whose voices were loudest – she desperately hoped was not the case. Or because they were cowed into silence – this was more likely – by the aggression of the more vocal members. Jackie could not help wondering why arguably educated women seemed incapable of conveying a message without sounding like they were auditioning for the role of a mentally unstable character in Tyler Perry’s Diary of A Mad Black Woman. Did they realise they came across as belligerent? Or was that intentional – to paralyse any dissenting voices into muteness?  She didn’t want to go down the race route, but these women were of the same colour. The age range was mid20s to early 60s. Was it just an issue of varying levels of education – not literacy, as there was no illiterate amongst them – and degrees of exposure? So, she was relieved to see that Sister Edith, a black woman in her late 30s, did not agree with them. 
Obviously, the Bible does not tell men to beat their wives,” resumed Sister Agnes. 
There’s a relief, Jackie thought to herself, grateful that human beings had not yet acquired the ability to see the contents of others’ minds. In hers, they might have seen a jar of undiluted sarcasm; not exactly a Christian virtue, or a fruit of the Holy Ghost.
Then what are we saying? It’s not OK for a man to beat or sexually assault his wife but …”
A man cannot sexually assault his own wife,” insisted Sister Agnes, “when a woman gets married, she is no more her own person. Her body and all she owns belong to her husband. Her husband is free to fulfil Scripture with her whenever he feels like it.” 
And she has no choice in the matter?” Sister Edith asked, looking as flabbergasted as Sister Jackie felt.
Exactly,” Sister Agnes asserted triumphantly. 
You have got to be kidding me, Jackie thought.
Sister Edith did not look impressed, but Sister Agnes did not care and was keen to educate her. “That is why they are called conjugal rights.”
That is ridiculous. It’s just … cultural bias.”

Sister Alex looked hurt, but Sister Edith continued, “Like Sister Jackie noted, we are not trapped in the Dark Ages, where people can get away with any crime as they wish. And this is London, not some African village where that kind of … reasoning reigns supreme.”
The Word of God is what reigns supreme, whether we are in London or Africa,” Sister Ijeoma intoned.
We are civilised human beings and there are certain things we should not tolerate,” insisted Sister Edith.
We cannot be too civilised for the Word of God. That is what causes problems,” Sister Eileen was adamant.
No, what causes us problems is us adhering to cultures and traditions that make no sense. If we were in Nigeria or Ghana, I’m ashamed to say I wouldn’t be very surprised. No, I don’t approve but …”
It is God’s Word that should give us approval, not the other way round. God does not seek our endorsement, no matter how unfair we believe a situation is,” Sister Agnes said.
Did she mean to look and sound so smug? Jackie wondered.
I hear you. But you’re not hearing me,” Sister Edith said, feeling herself start to get agitated. This must be what it felt like to talk to a brick wall. “This is the 21st century. This is London. We’re in the midst of civilisation. How can anyone be defending this man’s actions? Reality is, he has failed as a man. Any man who hits a woman, should not be celebrated.”
Would you rather that we shot him?” sister Charlene asked. She could barely refrain from raising her voice and she was starting to get irritated by the distraction that Sister Edith was undoubtedly causing. She was not about to take correction and concede that she did not know everything and that her ideas about civilisation were just silly. Her harping on was starting to affect the mood of the meeting and hinder the flow of the Spirit. It was not in the character of the Spirit of God to strive with any man, or woman for that matter; and Sister Charlene knew she was not the only one who did not appreciate Sister Edith constituting a nuisance.
That is a criminal offence,” Sister Edith shot back.
It’s a good thing you’re aware,” Sister Agnes said under her breath, but not so low that it went unnoticed by Sister Edith. 
In this country, there are certain laws that must be obeyed. You cannot shoot people and expect to get away with it. Because it is a crime. In the same way, it is foolhardy to rape and beat someone, even your spouse, and expect to get away with it. Rape and assault are crimes. Very serious crimes. For goodness’ sake, we are not in Africa where that is the order of the day in marriages.”
Sister Edith,” Sister Ijeoma sounded placating. “When you talk like that, you sound like you have a problem with Africa.”

Edith’s eyebrows shot up warningly. “What do you mean?” she asked, clearly struggling to keep her voice under control. In a minute or so, with the way the cow – sorry, fellow Christian sister – was going, Edith just knew she would be tempted to attempt to strangle her. These people thought they knew so much, but their mindsets were obviously still locked in calabashes in the Stone Age. They didn’t understand reasoning; maybe they would understand an angry outburst? They were practically … no, they were actually advocating violence in a marriage.
I’m just saying,” continued Sister Ijeoma, blissfully oblivious to Edith’s state of mind, “that you sound angry and bitter. Like you are angry about something that a man … an African man may have done to you.”
I am not angry or bitter or whatever it is you want to call it. The problem with some of us is that when someone speaks the truth, we don’t like it. We prefer sycophancy. We prefer to hear and perpetuate lies, even if the lies keep us in bondage. In fact, it seems the more bound the lies keep us, the better we like them. And we have the audacity to blame the British. We call them the colonial taskmasters. Well, they are not in our African countries anymore, so we need to get over it. And some of us may have come here, but we are still slaves. Slaves in our mentalities. Some of us have refused to let go of the strongholds in our minds, the ones that tell us that stupid customs should have pride of place in this century. Domestic violence might be a … cultural ideal in Africa, but …”
Cultural ideal! It’s not a cultural ideal,” protested Sister Eileen.
Well, it continues to happen, because abusers are allowed to get away with it. It’s not prosecuted, because it’s not abnormal. As bad as that sounds, it is the truth and you know it. In truly civilised places, domestic violence is a crime!”

About the Book

ftfy-front-coverTitle: Forever There For You
Author: Chioma Nnani
Genre: Romance
When NADINE is confronted with the reality of her failing marriage, her first instinct is to work it out. She has had it drummed into her that marriage is ‘for better, for worse’. Walking out is just not an option – her faith would condemn her and her culture would make her a pariah.
The combination of Nadine’s background, education, social standing, friendships, faith, experiences and past relationships is meant to equip her to become a success. Failure is alien to her and love means forgiving at all cost.
As she tries to survive and make the most of the curves that life has thrown her, she discovers that ’success’ is a subjective term, and ‘happily ever after’ is something that you have to discover and define for yourself …

Author Bio

ftfy-author-picChioma Nnani is an award-winning author, who also contributes to business, lifestyle and literary publications. One of Africa’s most fearless storytellers, she is a 2016 CREATIVE AFRICAN Awards finalist in the category of “Best Fiction Writer”, and a DIVAS OF COLOUR 2016 finalist. Chioma has also been nominated twice for a UK BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award in the “Best Author” category. A talented ghost-writer who is known for “being able to get into your head and under your skin, before writing down exactly how you’re feeling”, Chioma has been named “One of 100 Most Influential Creatives in 2016” by London-based C.Hub Magazine.
She holds a Law (LLB) from the University of Kent and a Postgraduate Certificate in Food Law (De Montfort University, Leicester). She is the founder of THE FEARLESS STORYTELLER HOUSE EMPORIUM LTD (a premium storytelling outfit based in the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, where she lives), typically contributes to lifestyle and literary publications, and runs the “Memo From A Fearless Storyteller” blogazine at www.fearlessstoryteller.com for which she won the 2016 BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) Award.

Links

Amazon (Kindle): United StatesUnited KingdomGermanyFranceSpainItalyNetherlandsJapanBrazilCanadaMexicoAustralia and India. It is also available on SmashwordsKobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble (Nook)Okadabooks, and major online stores. Okadabooks is mainly for buyers in Africa.
As a paperback, Forever There For You is available from Amazon in the  United StatesUnited KingdomGermanyBrazilCanada, and India.

Book Excerpt Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla

Book Excerpt

He smiled wickedly and leaned in, bringing his face only inches away from hers. “What do you want to know, Miss Reece?”
Layla stared at those full, sensual lips, warmth spreading through her.
“Everything,” she replied breathlessly, her eyes widening when she realized she had spoken aloud.
He stared back at her parted lips while she spoke, and fought the urge to close the distance between them. After a brief moment, he smiled and leaned back. “I can tell you that I’m an only child. I can also tell you I grew up here in New York. In Brooklyn. Joined the military at eighteen.”
“How did you get recruited into the FBI?”
“I was a translator in the Special Ops unit. I graduated with two majors-”
“Two majors! Wow!” Her eyes showed genuine admiration.
“Don’t seem so surprised…” he teased.
“Oh…no…it’s just that, well you don’t really seem like…” she trailed off, not sure how to continue.
“Like a book worm?” He smiled.
“Well. Yes.” She played with her napkin nervously, her nerves catching up to her.
“And how do I seem, Miss Reece?”
Layla was briefly stumped by the question, but then pursed her lips in contemplation, mischief shining in her eyes.
“Rough around the edges,” she paused, taking in his demeanor, “definitely reserved…” Her eyes traveled along his strong jawline, making her way across his broad shoulders, and pausing slightly on the muscles of his chest before she brought her eyes back up to meet his. “Powerful,” she whispered.
He leaned in again. “Is that all?”
She smiled, a glint of amusement in her eyes. “Very Intelligent,” she finished, and took a sip of her drink, taking a quick glance at him beneath lowered lashes.
He stared at those green eyes. “You’re very observant, Miss Reece, and surprisingly rather bold.”
She smiled. “So I’ve been told.”
His eyes narrowed dangerously. “Have you also been told that you are very sexy, and that just by a glance from those emerald eyes you can make a man think deliciously, dark thoughts?” His voice was low and seductive.

About the Book

damian-layla-book-coverTitle: Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla
Author: D.C. Triana
Genre: Romantic Suspense
One year.
It’s been one year since Agent Damian Trent left for Washington without a word.
One year since he’s seen her beautiful face.
One year since he’s heard his name on her lips.
He’s been recently called back to New York City on assignment, to catch a criminal who’s trying to infiltrate Sunset Reads. The last thing he expects is to work side by side with the woman he turned his back on.
Having her close is an unwanted distraction that he’s more than willing to ignore, if only she wasn’t so damn tempting.
Everything seems under control, until a night of feverish passion has him abandoning all thoughts of reason. Now, he will do everything in his power to get her back, and even more so to protect her.
Layla Reece wants nothing to do with the man who left her a year ago.
The man who took her heart with him, leaving her broken.
After a year of trying to forget Damian Trent, she is finally ready to move on.
But trying to forget him becomes a tedious task when he suddenly reappears in her life.
Although she fights to stay away, his magnetism is too strong and she finds herself giving into the deep timbre of his voice, and the strength and safety of his arms.
Staying away from Damian turns out to be futile, especially when his kisses consume her and his heart shatters the walls she spent so much time building.
Finding herself in danger, she now has to turn to the only man she trusts to keep her safe, but can she trust him enough to give him her heart once again?

Author Bio

D.C. Triana is a new romance author and novelist. She was born in raised in New York  and is currently residing in Florida. Last March, Her dream of publishing a romance novel came true with, Sunset Reads: William & Cristina. The novel is currently holding a 4.5 star rating on Amazon as well as GoodReads. She is excited to announce her second novel in the series, Sunset Reads: Damian & Layla, releasing on December 26, 2016.
When she is not delving into her hopeless romantic thoughts, she is expanding her experiences and travelling around the world. She also will not miss an episode of the Walking Dead, has an obsession with Superman, and has watched Pride and Prejudice at least ten times. An avid fan of all types of music and dancing; she enjoys cuddling up with her puppy Obi, and helping new authors like herself. You can visit her at http://www.dctriana/com, or be part of her newsletter where you can take part in giveaways, receive updates on upcoming storylines, and get reviews on hot new titles. Sign up for her Newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/bXH-P9

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maandag 13 februari 2017

Cover Reveal Believe in Me

About the Book



Title: Believe in Me – Real Love Series Book 2 Author: Angela Coffey Genre: Erotic Romance With his rugged good looks and quiet demeanor, actor Dylan Cross was the epitome of mysterious sex appeal. Playing the role of the President of an outlaw MC Club put him in the spotlight and meant he never heard the word `no’, especially from California girls. That changed the day he met Tara Black; a small town tattoo artist trying to find her place in the world of modeling for the Alternative Girl agency. With a past full of horrible memories and emotional demons, Tara hides her insecurities with a beautiful smile. Content being alone, she closets herself from any type of intimacy. It was a simple twist of fate that sparked their unlikely friendship that quickly blossomed into a heated attraction and unbreakable bond. Since a person can only fight love for so long, they were left with a decision: all or nothing. When a single phone call opens the flood gates of Dylan’s past, that decision is put on hold as he returns to his home town of Woodstock, NY. Can Tara handle the life changing issues headed Dylan’s way? Can Dylan convince Tara that, regardless of the past, he wants her to be his present and future? Will they find a way to walk through each other’s trials hand in hand, leaving them with a love that is perfectly imperfect?  

Author Bio

Angela Coffey is an indie author from the beautiful town of Woodstock, NY. After the release of her debut novel, Alive With You- Real Love Series book 1, she decided to spread her wings and fly. Her new novel, Believe In Me- Real Love Series book 2, is the second book in a four-part series. The Real Love Series can be read in order or as a stand-alone series, either way you’ll fall in love with the reoccurring characters. Angela is an epilepsy warrior, avid reader, coffee addict, tattoo enthusiast, and lover of B-rate Shark movies. You can find and follow her on Amazon, Facebook, and Twitter. Facebook: @ARCoffeyauthor Twitter: @AngieSOA_girl  

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Promo Post Those Who Are Left


About the Book

Title: Those Who Are Left
Author: Josh Stricklin
Genre: Horror
Thinking back to when everything changed, Derrick can never pinpoint if it was the pickaxe swinging toward his own face that alerted him or if he knew moments earlier when he saw the weapon hurtle toward the barn cat. Either way, he quickly realized that the man he was facing—a farm employee he knew well—was not only no longer a friend, he wasn’t even human any more.
An apocalyptic tale that surprises you with humor when it’s not terrifying you with horror, Those Who Are Left follows Derrick as he and two strangers venture through the major cities of the South in search of family and safety. But not all the human factions can be trusted, and if the trio can’t figure out what’s driving the different groups they could end up with enemies on all sides.
But even in a chaotic world of murderous screamers and posturing humans, there’s always time to play a few games of bowling before the slaughter begins…right?

Author Bio

Josh Stricklin is an American author and musician with degrees in English literature and advertising from the University of Southern Mississippi. His first novel, Those Who Are Left, made its debut in 2015. The terrifying follow up, The King of Evil, is available from Silver Leaf Books. He’s currently hard at work finishing his first series…or more likely reading comic books and wearing a Seahawks jersey.

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woensdag 8 februari 2017

Book Excerpt The Buddha Journey


Book Excerpt

"How do I develop true happiness?
It is everyone's life mission to be happy. Every sentient being wants happiness and a good life. And so it is also our life's mission to develop that happiness, for and from ourselves, from within. It is unfortunate that we live in a world where society has brainwashed us that new, pretty, fancy things will bring us happiness. That our life would be incomplete without the latest trending gadgets, cars, clothes, and even foods. We spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to be part of the status-quo, to fit in, and make sure we're on the same trending page as the rest of the world.
Are we happy with all that? Yes, for a hot minute. Only until the next latest gadget is released, next year's model car is for sale, and the new season clothing line has come and gone before we've even realized it exists. We have this completely false assumption that these "things" bring us real happiness, that they have this magical way of taking all our dissatisfactions of the world away. Because they don't.
Real happiness is when we realize these nice things are impermanent, and the happiness they bring is also impermanent. New technology is constantly changing and developing; it can't even catch up to itself. With a blink of an eye the new iPhone is released, the next thing we know, the iPhone is going to be a tiny chip we have to embed in our heads!
Buddhism is not a fixing path; it's a healing path. If we come into Buddhism assuming it's going to magically fix all our life problems, then we are the problem in our life. Buddhism gives us the guidelines and instructions to understanding life and our minds, and to use those instructions to help us escape what we see as dissatisfying as a different view of reality. By understanding life (using the Four Noble Truths) and following the guidelines of the Eightfold Path, we start understanding our mind and the world around us and why things cause us dissatisfaction.”

 

About the Book

Title: The Buddha Journey: Questions and Answers for the Awakening Mind
Author: Quang Tri
Genre: Spirituality / Buddhism
The Buddha Journey aspires to answer the most commonly asked questions beginning or advancing students would ask. The Buddha Journey covers your basic “Buddhism 101” introduction, then answers over 100 questions about compassion, anger, forgiveness, meditation, impermanence, sex, karma, death, becoming a Buddhist and more! Quang Trí writes in a simple, easy-to-understand way that allows the reader to understand the content and contemplate the subject matter on their own for their own interpretation.


Author Bio

Quang Trí has been practicing meditation since 2002 and Buddhism since 2006. He is a Dharma teacher and a Truth seeker, teaching others about Buddhism, mindfulness and meditation. As the writer of the popular website, BuddhaJourney.net, Quang Trí continuously aspires to help everyone with their path toward Awakening. He is one of the senior members of his temple, Chua Phuoc Hue, as he trains to ordain as a monk.

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