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Kakkathuruthu, one of the villages in which half of the events take place in my novel, was once the dwelling place of all kinds of crows. Then humans came there. The crows behave with intelligence. They can understand the language of people, but cannot speak. People believe that a crow never dies due to old age. That it becomes young at the time of other creatures go back to earth. Once in a year the people perform the death anniversary of the passed out souls. On plantain leaves, they dedicate rice glomerations on the burial place of the dead forefathers and pray them to take the worshipped substance and give back benisons. Crows crowd there in order to take the given eatables. The crows are believed to be the departed souls. Unless crows refuse to take anyone's rice glomerations, she or he would be a sinner.   And some birds like Kalankozhis (Fowls of Yama) are believed to be the predictors of a coming death. Yama is the Deity of death and Kalankozhis are His messengers. That if a Kalankozhi sings the song of death, there would be a soul's departure in the surroundings. Every year in the hottest month, the people pray to Deity Sun for blessings. They want to get decreased the sultriness of the Deity's rays. They want to get increased the crop of paddy cultivation. Worshipping of the Deity Sun is known as Audityapooja or Sooryapooja. And there are the legends of Sabarimala Sri Ayyappan, Vaver and Veluthachan. The beliefs on them are as prominent as of breathtaking among the Keralites. Every year they go to Sabarimala for having the divine sight of Sri Ayyappan, where His Idol is installed. Near His temple Vaver's temple too can be sighted. But Veluthachan's Idol is erected and consecrated in a Church to which people go for worshipping.   As Caste Hindus some Christians who consider themselves as forward caste alienate black complexioned recently converted Christians. These Caste Christians consider themselves as the successors of the ancient Christians who had converted into Christianity from Brahminhood. The incredible beliefs govern the villagers and have moulded their lifestyle.

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Learn more about this Author : Joy J. Kaimaparamban


This fiction book is 313 pages,  and excerpts and more information can be found at Joy's website.

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Three pugs go on a summer vacation. The characters are Ingah DuPonte, Beatrice and Cissy.

The story begins at “the annual pug vacation planning meeting”. The pugs decide on their destination and agree to what their activities will be. Immediately after the meeting they pack up and leave in a carriage type RV or SUV for dogs.

The pugs stop for lunch on the way to their camp- ground (pugs are always hungry) and when they arrive they find they have not planned well at all (this often happens to pugs). Not to worry! There are other activities for them.

The pugs decide to go on a boat ride. After inspecting the lake for cleanliness, they get on the boat. The boat ride does not go as planned. Finally they decide to go home.

They pile back in the carriage for the long drive home. The pugs find they are more excited to arrive home than they were to arrive at their vacation spot.

Ingah DuPonte, the youngest pug, gives words of wisdom at the end of the story. All ends well.

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Lela LaBree Stute

Review of Pugs Go On Vacation by BK Walker Books : Pugs Go On Vacation by Lela LaBree Stute is as cute as they come in children's books.

Three Pug friends make plans to take a summer vacation. Follow them each step of the way with true to life pictures,  and an easy read for young readers.  How do Pugs travel?  By "Deluxe Pug Mobile" of course - a Pug's form of a SUV.

Lela LaBree Stute did a fantastic job turning this simple little tale into an astute Pug adventure.

Pugs Go On Vacation would be a great starter book for beginning readers or a "read together".  A must have for any library.

I enjoyed this book along with my ten year old son who said,  "It's a good book,  I love the pictures.  I would recommend it."  We give it (4)**** Stars.  ~BK Walker, Author/Reviewer of BK Walker Books.  http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com

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Adrian Gomez has lived under the grip of communism. He lives, breathes and yearns for his freedom from the grip of Fidel Castro's rein of terror and tyranny. When that day arrives, his life becomes a living hell in a concentration camp. Will he survive his horrifying oppression, and get his wish for freedom?

ISBN # - 978-1-4489-2514-8

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Joseph Frank Baraba

Visions of Freedom

Review of Visions of Freedom by BK Walker Books : Joseph Frank Baraba does an explicit detail leading you into the center of Cuban Communism with his book, Visions of Freedom.  The title of this book couldn't be any more perfect.

The reign of terror begins when Fidel Castro overthrows Batista, taking over the Cuban Government.  As Castro rises in power, he forces the people to a life of Communist Dictatorship.

Adrian Gomez is one of many who believe communism is no way to live.  When Gomez puts in the request for him and his wife to be granted a pass to leave Cuba, he is imprisoned for betraying his country.  Forced to to a life of hard labor,  poor living conditions,  and on the brink of starvation,  Adrian tells of the pain and torture he endured while being sent from one concentration camp to another.

It's like being taken back in time as Baraba has you see through the eyes of Adrian in his fight for freedom.  From torture and despair,  shaken  faith, and nightmares to friendship and finally being set free from slavery, Visions of Freedom will definitely touch your heart.

I truly enjoyed this read and I believe you will too. I give it (4)**** Stars. ~B.K. Walker, Author/Reviewer of BK Walker Books. http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com.

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Wouldn't it be nice to have a connection to help market your book?  Well look no further.  Help is here!

Sharon Kay Roberts, from Coalition-Independent-Authors.com has created a way for those who are struggling to get their book noticed. 

Like many of us,  Sharon has found that self promotion of your book is the biggest obstacle authors have in common.  So she has created a website that will help get your book(s) the much needed attention it deserves.

Many of us have self published,  or signed on with no agent.  This means that we are responsible for promoting our own books.  Marketing your book can be a very tricky,  mind exhausting task.  Sharon understands what we as authors go through and is looking to make marketing your work a little easier. 

She is not providing the only and final answer to marketing,  but she is providing a way to at least get our feet on the correct path.

If you feel you have no where else to turn,  you are frustrated with all the road blocks that constantly stand in your way,  I encourage you to please visit the Coalition site and find out what it's all about.  Click on that link today and learn how Sharon can help you.
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Purple Snowflake Marketing - How To Make Your Book Stand Out In A Crowd, is a reference guide for self-marketing authors who want to be noticed in a snowstorm of writers. With nineteen chapters and twenty-five appendices, this book is a means for authors to design an effective marketing plan and utilize frugal promotional tools with the click of their mouse. Whether it is utilized by order of chapters or randomly at the reader's discretion the book is a marketing plan in itself. The book makes use of breaks and ample headings to break up the monotony of learning. Readers will find the multiple headings useful when they wish to refresh their memory on a particular aspect, and will feel encouraged to create a marketing plan that suits their unique situation. The book also provides over 900 resources � that will accelerate your marketing efforts far beyond your peers. Purple Snowflake Marketing provides reassurance to authors along with ample advice for avoiding pit-falls and setting a pace for marketing endeavors. This e-book was originally released in June 2007 and since then has made the recommended reading lists of more than a dozen writing courses. Authors of most genres will find this inspiring book an essential component for marketing their book. The e-book was released in June 2009 by Booklocker.com Inc Details at: www.brummet.ca/purple.html

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Towards Understanding, revised edition is a collection of 125 non-fiction poems written in chronological order. It is a true story of a young pre-teen female growing up on her own, struggling to survive, breaking the chains of inner demons and finally growing towards understanding of her value & purpose in life � but not quite reaching it. Thus the title� Towards Understanding. The reason behind the book was to show other victims of abuse, violence and neglect that they can live a wholesome life without baggage from the past. Second to that Lillian wanted to provide a roadmap that showed the healing process that victims go through, letting others know they are not alone. People who are involved with victims can learn what that person is going through or will go through and therefore they might be able to provide a better support system. The original version of this book (with 120 poems) is still available in paperback through most online and retail bookstores. The new revised edition offers 5 new poems, creating an ending the author is more comfortable with, and updated author information. The e-book was released in late-July 2009 by Booklocker.com Inc. Details on both editions and book excerpts
can be found at: www.brummet.ca/towards.html

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Trash Talk - An Inspirational Guide to Saving Time and Money through Better Waste and Resource Managementdiscusses the 4-R�s of waste management and the proper order for them. This being Refuse, Reduce, Reuse Then Recycle� before we even consider sending the item to the trash bin. Trash Talk focuses on the third R, Reuse � which also saves people a lot of money (through reduced shopping, reduced utility bills...) and provides a way to make a real and measurable contribution towards a healthier planet. The book enables readers to feel more positive in life and leave a lasting legacy. Trash Talk is currently available in both paperback format & in the upcoming Trash Talk e-book series (estimated release date Jan 2010). Details at: www.brummet.ca/trashtalk.html

Author Bio:
Dave and Lillian Brummet have been writing professionally as a team since 1999, starting out as free lance writers � which they continue to do today. To date, they have written 3 published books. The Brummets are also the hosts of the Conscious Discussions talk radio show and of the Authors Read radio program. They supplement these activities with two blogs and a newsletter in an effort to provide ample information to their audience. The main focus of their work is to inspire hope in individuals, helping them realize the value of their efforts and encouraging them to become more positive, proactive in life.

You can visit their website for more information and check out their radio shows at the following links:


Hosts of:

Conscious Discussions talk r
adio show:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/consciousdiscussions

Authors Read radio program: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/authorsread
Blog:
http://www.consciousdiscussions.blogspot.com


Websites:
http://www.myspace.com/canadianauthor
http://www.brummet.ca

I for one am looking forward to reading their works, especially Purple Snowflake Marketing. Be sure to visit their site and sign up for their newsletter. I'm very excited to follow this couple as they have many ideas for anyone needing to know how, whether it be gardening, eco-friendliness, gift ideas and much more. Be sure to check them out.
 
 
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After finally receiving the divorce that LaRae believed would finally set her free from domestic violence, she ends up staying on the run from her abusive ex-husband, James, who stalks her across the country. When she finds herself really free of James, LaRae struggles through the up and downs of trying to make a peaceful life for herself. A life free of the violence that left scars of fear and pain, not only physically, but mentally as well. LaRae finds a friend that helps point her on a path that leads to hope, healing, and a new life.



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Review by BK Walker Books : Cissy Hunt's "A Rose Blooms Among The Thorns" is suspenseful and exhilarating. The plot starts out introducing you to LaRae Jones, a woman who is fear driven to constantly go into hiding. As the story unfolds, Hunt leaves you constantly guessing what will happen next, while consuming you into an emotional roller coaster ride.

With the help of her new found friend Shirley and God, LaRae learns how to love life and herself again. Following the road to recovery and healing, she also learns to trust again.

If you didn't understand Spiritual Warfare, A Rose Blooms Among The Thorns will definitely give you a greater understanding as Cissy Hunt leads you through LaRae Jones' journey of fear, pain, forgiveness and love.

This story is surely going to captivate you. I laughed, I was angered, I cried, and I was drawn in so I too, felt what LaRae was experiencing. I give it (4)**** stars. ~B.K. Walker, author/reviewer of BK Walker Books  - http://bkwalkerbooks.weebly.com
(Copyright B.K. Walker Books - 2009)
 
 
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I have penned these pages to help those who have been hurt or misunderstood by their church. I want to let everyone know that they can return to the church. The church belongs to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and He gave us a good example of how to handle accusations and gossip. When the woman accused of adultery was taken to Jesus to be stoned for the very act of adultery He told them, “If any one of you is without sin let him cast the first stone.” The crowd disappeared and Jesus told the woman “Go and sin no more.” Jesus loves us and we have grace and mercy, and none of us are without sin, so therefore none of us can judge another.

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Many of us at one time or another in our lives has suffered some kind of devastation, humiliation or desperation. In this journey we call life we are constantly seeking answers to the questions that only God Himself can answer. For this reason, we challenge you to read this author's inspiring account of how she'd been broken by cirumstances, humiliated by molestation and victimized by loved ones. The author's conversational writing style combined with true life experiences make "THE HEALING OF A BROKEN VESSEL" an excellent read. You will on some level identify with the heroine and quickly become her ally. If you are unable to identify with her through a shared or similar life experience it is a good assumption that you know someone who does.

Finally you will feel a sense of renewal and victory as you journey with her from a victimized broken individual to one that is healed, free, victorious and whole in CHRIST! Don't deny yourself the opportunity to stand up and cheer from within.

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This is a true story of a mother and the death of her two daughters. Sheila, mother of two, was killed by a drunk driver. Sherri, mother of three, died of cervical cancer two and a half years later. Now the mother wonders how to survive with only four of her six children. The mind is a funny thing, and she thinks she is losing hers. With nowhere to turn, she started writing Silent Killers, hoping to increase awareness of cancer and drunk drivers and the devastation that they cause. They will kill anyone of any age. Now in honor of both daughters, she hopes to save the sanity and lives of others and increase public awareness of two silent killers. Maybe her story will help others to overcome the never-ending nightmares that still plague her mind.


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I am finally at 31,000 + words in my commitment to National Novel Writing Month.  YAY ME!  I am taking a break today