Illuminating Chakra-Inspired Poetry by Maria Kitsios

According to ancient Indian writings contained in the Vedas, our bodies are made up of seven key energy centers known as chakras. Each chakra is associated with a particular color, element, sound, major organ, mantra, and location within the body. The Vedas theorizes that each of the seven chakras are situated along the spine, from the pelvis to the top of the head as shown in the image below: Author and licensed massage therapist (LCT) Maria Kitsios is currently working on a poetry series insp... [Read More...]

African-American Short Fiction by Lauren Wilson

Afro-Bougie Blues by Lauren Wilson is a collection of vignette stories that detail the activities of African American characters with real-life challenges and lived experiences. The stories are emotionally moving and thought-provoking as they are written in a way that sounds to the reader’s mind as pure thought and conversations from one person to another. The book opens with Mourning Angela the story of Alexis a woman that has suffered loss by way of miscarriages, betrayal of a first love... [Read More...]

Historical Fiction based on the Mahabharata Epic

Manu Nellutla’s new historical fiction novel Janya Bharata: The War transports readers back in time to India several thousand years ago. His novel weaves a story in and around the Mahabharata epic (the Great Epic of the Bharata Dynasty). For those who don’t know this epic poem, it tells the story of two branches of a family – the Pandavas and Kauravas – who fight in the Kurukshetra War and battle for the throne of Hastinapura. The story is scriptural, historical, and phi... [Read More...]

What Are Escher Sentences?

In 2004, linguist and professor Mark Liberman came across the following quote: “More people have written about this than I have.” The University of Pennsylvania professor couldn’t believe that nobody had noticed anything wrong with this phrase, which was a clear example of an Escher sentence. What is an Escher sentence? Escher sentences, also known as comparative illusions, are comparative sentences which seem to be make a logical comparison but upon closer reflection have no meaning ... [Read More...]

What A Dream: Poetry by Ronnell Beaty

Looking for poetry that will bring you some happiness? Author and poet Ronnell Beaty offers a new collection of somewhat aspirational poems  in his second book, What A Dream: My Subconscious Poetry.   What A Dream: My Subconscious Poetry If you need some encouragement, and some positive uplifting energy in your life, this collection of poetry will deliver the inspiration you need. Poet Ronnell Beaty takes readers on a journey through his own subconscious in a series of 10 free verse poem... [Read More...]

Women’s Fiction: Love, Marriage, Family, and the Choices We Make

Women’s fiction tends to focus on the conflicts women experience when balancing their personal and professional lives, and Lisa Slabach is someone who can wholeheartedly understand these struggles. As an author, mother, and a leading sales manager for a Fortune 500 company, Slabach is familiar with the internal troubles that most women can identify with. In her heartwarming and riveting novels, Slabach expertly captures these feelings and weaves powerful stories about unforgettable women who ... [Read More...]

Adventurous Historical Fiction from Bruce Mitchell

If you’re looking for adventure back in old times you can’t go wrong with historical fiction novels, which balance an accurate depiction of the past with compelling characters. Author Bruce Mitchell has mastered this genre, writing three unique novels that are sure to interest fans of historical fiction. Wide Sky People This is the debut novel of Bruce Mitchell’s Thornton series, which introduces us to the Thornton family. It’s the early 1840s, and Mick and Cate Thornton decide to reloc... [Read More...]

A Dollhouse for Christmas: A Heartwarming Holiday Tale

If you need a little encouragement to get into the holiday spirit, make yourself a cup of hot cocoa and settle in with this sweet novella by author Aleese Hughes. A Dollhouse for Christmas will draw you in with its whimsical storytelling and keep you entertained with its host of lovable characters and inspiring scenarios. Continue reading to see our full review for this charming holiday story! A Dollhouse for Christmas Andi Quinn is a hardworking single mother who desperately wants to do what... [Read More...]

Frail Earth: Is Science and Technology Dooming the Planet?

Looking for a different perspective on the scientific status quo? Author and painter Yuval Kanev offers his unique observations and opinions in his latest nonfiction work, Frail Earth: Threatened by Scientists. This book is geared to be a controversial, contradicting the thoughts that so many people have about our leading scientists today. Nonetheless, Kanev’s book is humorous and thought-provoking, which should interest curious critical thinkers and concerned citizens alike. Kanev has publis... [Read More...]

Can We Control Time? Does Time Even Exist?

It seems as if our entire lives revolve around the concept of time. For most of us, the clock dictates when we wake up in the morning, when we eat our meals, when we leave for work, and when we return home. If you don’t think your life is ruled by time, consider how often you’ve thought things like: “I don’t have time to do that.” “I need to be there on time.” “It’s time to leave for work.” “We ran out of time.” “I wish we had more time.” Merriam-Webster de... [Read More...]