Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book Spotlight: Discovering the It Factor within You by Leesa Rowland

Discovering the It Factor within You

Did you know that everyone has the ability to be charismatic? That many charismatic people are not necessarily beautiful or handsome, true charisma comes from within, and if you believe that charisma is inside you it can be developed.

Leesa Rowland's new release "Discovering the It Factor within You: Developing Your Charismatic Personality" dives into the behavior changes and mind-set needed to access your potential, develop your charisma, enhance happiness and maximize your spirituality.

Leesa herself has had to endure lots of struggle herself during her lifetime. She believes every obstacle we encountered is an opportunity for us to grow spiritually and if we believe opportunity follows struggle. We all could have the potential to make our dreams a reality. Charismas vary from person to person, some people have it in the way they speak, and some have a presence or style. People display charisma through such gifts as singing and dancing. You must look in the right direction to bring this gift within you out.

Leesa Rowland’s book helps you develop your "It Factor" by tuning into your body and soul. This can help you discover your central purpose in life.   

The book covers the following topics:

  • What is Charisma and how you can create it
  • Tools and Techniques for Developing Charisma
  • Is Charisma Related to Spirituality? 
  • The Relationship between Love,
  • Pheromones, and the It Factor
  • Charisma in Animals 
  • The Relationship between Karma and
  •  Charisma 
  • How You Can Become Charismatic in 
  • Business 
  • Charisma in Performance and Leadership
  • The Aura and Charisma

Leesa Rowland is an actress and author who went from the family ranch in Texas to the bright lights in Hollywood and New York. She has had a successful career in acting, and has a vast cult following for her roles predominantly in horror movies. Leesa has studied method acting, yoga, spirituality, charisma, Buddhism, and metaphysics for over twenty years. Discovering the It Factor within You is available on her website, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

What Readers are Saying

“This book is a MUST read for anyone who seeks to bring out their personal best and find inspiration. Leesa’s book has opened up a whole new perspective in my life in terms of feeling confidant and recognizing my true charisma. I know I can look to ‘it’ each day to renew vigor and live my best life.” —NICOLA FIORE, Actress 

Except from the Book

Throughout my life, I have studied religion, spirituality, yoga, chakras, auras, energy fields, and the supernatural as well. I have always been fascinated with charisma and have studied it for more than twenty years. I also often incorporate practices and techniques that I have learned from method acting studies into my everyday life. 

Possibly my greatest personal struggle has come from my mother’s death ten years ago; it is something on which, due to the complexities of the situation, I still do not have closure. Time and again, her horrific death and the never-ending struggles of her estate rear their ugly heads in my life. 

Book Review: Aisuru by Anma Natsu

by Anma Natsu

Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Zenbi Press (March 27, 2015)

Paperback: 398 pages

Publisher: Zenbi Press; 1st edition (March 22, 2015)

Kindle Edition

File Size: 1662 KB
Print Length: 365 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Zenbi Press (March 27, 2015)
Publication Date: March 27, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

Ratings: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  

Note: I received a review copy of this book free from the author, Anma Natsu. The review posted below is based on my personal thoughts while reading the book.

My thoughts:

This is my first Japanese-themed novel and I loved it soooo muchooo! While I tremendously enjoyed reading this (the romance part), it also gave me extreme sadness, hopelessness, and depression. I hate to include my illness in the review but I have to. I started reading this in May 2015, but couldn't get to finish as I was too busy with lots of doctor visits. When I was diagnosed having lymphoma (cancer of the lymph nodes) in June, it became hard for me to go back reading this. The main character, Sakura, is dying and I have cancer. So just imagine me reading the story. Suddenly, Sarura became me. 

I managed to finish the story, with or without cancer, I found the book sooo good. What I loved most is that how the author provided info about the Japanese culture and tradition. The setting of the story was likewise written well. 

I highly recommend this to readers who are into Japan-themed novels.

About the book:

"It was madness to be more than her companion and caretaker..." 

For the last eight years, Sakura Takeshi has been counting down the time till her life ended. Though she survived the attack that left her an orphan, it's always been borrowed time as her damaged body continued to break down. 

She told herself she was ready, that she had come to terms with dying before she reached 19. Then she found Kazuki lying wounded in her garden. His arrival opens the door for her whole world to change, but is it too late for her to learn to live, or to love, when there are only months left in her life? 

Set in Hakodate, Japan, Aisuru is a young adult fantasy romance that will appeal to readers who enjoy shōjo manga and Japanese light novels, have a fondness for magical realism, and who are looking for something just a little bit different from the usual young adult romance. 

If you're looking for stories featuring abusive relationships, stalkery bad boys, or shallow, mean natured girls, this isn't the story for you. What you will find are realistic characters, relationships built on mutual respect, and two hearts brought together just when they needed each other most.

About the author:

Anma Natsu is a long-time writer who waited until the big 40 was rapidly approaching to get off her duff and get her first novel out there. A control-freak and proud of it, she took the indie route so she could write the stories she wanted to write and deliver them her way.

With a style that unabashedly reflects the influence her favorite reads, manga and light novels, have had, Anma uses her stories to explore the intricacies of life and love in all its various forms.

Anma also hosts the mostly weekly podcast "The Lackadaisical Writer", available on iTunes, iHeartRadio, and other podcast directories, where she shares her experiences and lessons she's learning as an indie author.

Away from her novel writing and podcasting, she spends her days writing code as a web developer, snuggling with her sweetie for anime time, indulging in the hilarity of natural horror & disaster B-movies, and playing far more video games than a woman her age should admit to.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Book Spotlight: Rise of the Iron Eagle by Roy A. Teel Jr

Rise of the Iron Eagle
by Roy a. Teel Jr

Series: Iron Eagle (Book 1)
Hardcover: 294 pages
Publisher: NarroWay Press; 1st edition (May 31, 2014)

Paperback: 358 pages

Publisher: NarroWay Press (September 8, 2014)

Kindle Edition

File Size: 2884 KB
Print Length: 358 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Narroway Press (May 28, 2014)
Publication Date: May 28, 2014
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.

About the book:

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer? 

Or a new breed of Justice? 

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are hunting for a brutal serial killer; however, this case defies the profiling rules both men have been trained to detect. “The Iron Eagle” appears to only hunt and capture serial killers. Time is of the essence as with each passing day “The Eagle” gets more brazen. The deeper O’Brian and Hoffman dig into profiling the killer, the more they realize that this is more than a race against time – it’s a race laden with the realization that the killer may be one of their own. 

From the inside flap: 

The city of Los Angeles is no stranger to violence. It has both a colorful and grotesque history with it. Sheriff’s Homicide Detective Jim O’Brian and FBI Profiler Special Agent Steve Hoffman are also no strangers to the violence of the sprawling metropolis, but in the past decade something has changed. There’s a serial killer preying on other serial killers – some known by law enforcement, others well off radar. “The Iron Eagle,” a vigilante, extracts vengeance for the victims of Los Angeles’ serial killers. His methods are meticulous and his killings brutal. With each passing day, “The Iron Eagle” moves with impunity through the streets of Los Angeles in search of his prey. O’Brian and Hoffman create an elite task force with the sole purpose of catching “The Eagle” and bringing him to justice. But the deeper they delve, the more apparent it is that he may very well be one of their own. As the two men stare into the abyss of their search, the eyes of “The Iron Eagle” stare back.

***Content Warning: The Iron Eagle Crime novel series contains mature subject matter, graphic violence, sexual content, language, torture and other scenes that may be disturbing to sensitive readers. This series is not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen, reader discretion is advised.***

Book Excerpt:

Amazon Buy Link

About the author:

On May 11, 1995, at 30, Roy’s life was irrevocably changed. After walking into the hospital, he was admitted and later received the worst possible diagnosis – Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. His doctors gave him two years to live, and he left the hospital in a wheelchair. After battling Multiple Sclerosis for nearly 16 years, Roy began devoting his energies and passions to the full-time art of storytelling. His disability has brought with it an unforeseen blessing. He can finally take medications to alleviate some of the pain from his MS and focus on the pleasures of character creation and the joys of putting words to paper.

As an author, Roy A. Teel Jr. is very diverse, and his works include both fiction and nonfiction. His previous works include The Way, The Truth, and The Lies: How the Gospels Mislead Christians about Jesus’ True Message (2005), Against The Grain: The American Mega-Church and its Culture of Control (2008), Light of Darkness: Dialogues in Death (2008), and And God Laughed (2013).

In 2014, Roy began publishing his latest and largest project – a 15-book geographically-centered hard-boiled, mystery, suspense, thriller crime series: “The Iron Eagle Series.” The main character, a former Marine Corps Black Operative turned rogue FBI agent, hunts serial killers in Los Angeles. Each novel addresses different subjects, and while fiction, all titles deal with real world subject matter. “The Iron Eagle Series” is not about things that can’t hurt you. What happens in these novels can happen to any one of us if we let our guard down and/or are in the wrong place at the wrong time. To learn more, go to

Roy lives in Lake Arrowhead, CA with his wife and children. Readers can connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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