Real Sex for Women

real-sex-for-women1FROM THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITE“You’ve seen her candid discussions on sex when she has appeared on the The Oprah Winfrey Show taking you behind closed doors to sex therapy and to help you live your best sex life during Oprah’s “Best Life” week.

“This bedside guide is designed to lead you to a lifetime of sexual satisfaction. Learn how to make great sex a part of your daily life…and have the kind of sex life that YOU want to enjoy. No supermodel fakery, impossible positions, or unattainable expectations. Just real, enjoyable, fulfilling, great sex — whatever your age, whatever your lifestyle — for you, for life.”

FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…Read it alone (like me), with a girlfriend over drinks (again like me), or your lover/spouse (and once again like me) and you just might learn something fascinating to try out later on. I found this book to be an interesting read although I do have to admit that some things that were considered new and innovative weren’t quite that out of the ordinary; or maybe it’s just me ;-), so I was a little disappointed not to have many new things to try out when the time comes. Overall, I’d recommend this book to other women who are still trying to find their more sensual side or those that are looking for more excitement in the bedroom (or out…lol).

Book Winners…3.27.09

Woohoo it’s time to announce this week’s book giveaway winners at The Book Faery Reviews!!  Winners, please contact me within 48 hours at thebookfaeryreviews@gmail.com with your mailing address so your book can be mailed out.  If I have not heard from you within 48 hours, it will go to the next person randomly selected on the list.

The Truth Lies In The Dark winner is…MJ!!

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The Shattered Reality winner is…Sharon Walling!!

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Thanks to all who participated and I promise you that there will be more books to come and already scheduled on The Book Faery Reviews calendar!! 

NEXT WEEK with the launch of The Book Faery Review’s NEW location, there will be a SPECIAL BOOK CARE PACKAGE given away to kick off our new spot.  Be SURE to subscribe as an e-mail subscriber so you don’t miss anything the transition April 1st at midnight.

Shattered Reality

shattered-realityFROM THE AMAZON SITE…“A wonderful read for all parents, teachers, counselors …. we need to open our eyes to child sexual assault and help put a stop to this silent epidemic. The sexual abuse of a child creates a devastating family crisis. Parents want to know what to do and say to help their child but they also want to know how to respond to and heal their own emotional turmoil. As a parent, you need to know it’s okay and natural to act with disbelief and denial. This is my story, a mother’s story, about the abuse of my daughter and my struggles to over come. I thought I could trust my family members. I thought I knew and could trust the legal system. I was wrong. As a parent, I couldn’t find help for ME…what to expect on this journey with my daughter and her recovery. I didn’t know how much pain I would suffer as well. This is my story and my struggle toward recovery. Some how, some way, I hope it gives you hope for your journey as well.”

FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…How do I really explain my feelings after reading this book as a young teen victim to child molestation myself?  It’s not that I “really liked” this book and wanted to re-read it again at a later date, but that I “really liked” the fact that it is out there to bring this real issue out in front of everyone’s eyes instead of keeping it hush hush.

[F]amily’s experiences with Child Sexual Assault are unique to us, they are sadly too similar to so many other families who have had to deal with the aftermath of abuse.

In my case it was a close family friend, shoved under the rug, and forgotten by everyone who knew (everyone but me of course).  I cried when I read how she described the mannerisms of her daughter from the beginning of sharing, afterwards, and as she remembered how her daughter used to act while unknowingly to her it was happening.  I knew those feelings.  I knew those feelings and honestly got a little frustrated while I read thinking like her daughter…”I was the victim, not you! Why is it all about you?!”.  Nothing towards the author really, more perhaps of how I felt about my own past.  But then I’m glad I read it from a mother’s perspective because it helps me better understand a little of why some of the adults who knew reacted the way that they did back then.   The feelings of denial and frustrations of not wanting to believe or not knowing what to do.  Perhaps if a book like this was out 15+ years ago for parents, teachers, and friends who knew a loved one who was suffering, the help needed for the victim would have been more readily available and case’s wouldn’t be so hard to reach justice.  Victim’s family’s could receive the support they needed to help themselves and their loved ones.

Thank you Kimberly for writing your story and thank you to your daughter for sharing so that others who are impacted know they are not alone, they are not to blame, it can happen to anyone by anyone, and help is out there for them.  I’m a firm believer that one can learn from another’s story even in our darkest days.  There are reasons for everything and testimonies to go along with each.  It’s our job to share those testimonies in life.  As a mother myself, I pray that my own daughters and even my son don’t face this evil at any angle.

Find out more information…

Read her Guest Post here from the other day.

Kimberly Elliott, MBA, Certified Rape, Aggression,Defense (RAD) Trainer

Executive Defense Technology, LLC.       www.execdeftech.com
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Author Guest Post: Kimberly Elliott (Cheryl)

Today author of Shattered Reality, Kimberly Elliott-Cheryl has graced this side of the blogosphere.  Please welcome her and leave her plenty of comments.  I will be giving away a copy of her book Shattered Reality to one lucky commenter at the end of this week so comment away!

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Grief, pain and tears are reality. No one makes it through this life without them.  In writing Shattered Reality, I tried to put content around the multiple feelings that afflicted my family and myself as a result of Child Sexual Assault (CSA).  Taking the journey as an author was not an easy one but has helped me with my inner struggle to understand and deal with CSA.  I also hope it will help others understand this silent epidemic.

Although my family’s experiences with Child Sexual Assault are unique to us, they are sadly too similar to so many other families who have had to deal with the aftermath of abuse.  At the point of disclosure, there were so many wonderful books written by adults who had survived sexual assault as children; so many web sites by survivors.  Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything available for my immediate family members or myself on how to deal with our feelings as secondary survivors. No handbook on how to deal with a judicial system that doesn’t want to prosecute cases of incest.  There are so many parents who are suffering with no help and no resources; no validation for their feelings.  I am hopeful Shattered Reality will help them validate what they are experiencing and feeling as well as provide resources for assistance during their unique journeys.  They are not alone.  I want others to realize: while life is not fair, broken lives can be fixed.   Healing and survival can arise from darkness.

Kimberly Elliott, MBA, Certified Rape, Aggression,Defense (RAD) Trainer
Executive Defense Technology, LLC.       www.execdeftech.com

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Angry Conversation with God

angry-conversations-with-godAngry Conversations with God by Susan E Isaacs

FROM THE WEBSITEAngry Conversations began when Susan hit hit forty and found herself loveless, jobless, and living over a garage. When a well-meaning churchy friend told Susan she needed to look at her relationship with God like it was a marriage, Susan decided to take God to marriage counseling.

Angry Conversations chronicles Susan’s spiritual history, from childhood faith to midlife crisis, and all the bizarre church experiences in between. Lutherans, Pentecostals, Slackers for Jesus; and the über-intellectuals who had to “unpack” everything, even the announcements.  Casting herself as the neglected spouse, Susan soon confronts her inner nag and the unrealistic expectations she put on God and herself. Angry Conversations With God is funny, vulnerable, and even at its most scandalous an affirmation of faith.”

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You can check out the original show the book was based on via YouTube.

FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…When it was time for Susan to get real with God she took him to “marriage counseling”.  I absolutely enjoyed reading Angry Conversations with God! It was a funny read on a serious topic of one’s relationship with God and one I could relate to on many levels.

Follow along with the FaithWords Book Blog Tour (you never know…you just might get an opportunity to get a copy of the book from one of them):

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Work in Progress: An Unfinished Woman’s Guide to Grace

This giveaway is now closed…

work-in-progressWork in Progress: An unfinished Woman’s Guide to Grace by Kristin Armstrong

ABOUT THIS BOOK…”When Kristin Armstrong was in the pit of her divorce, she eagerly read every spiritual book and devotional she could get her hands on out of a hunger to connect with someone who knew exactly what she was going through and how she felt. Now, at a time when society offers so many conflicting messages about what it means to be a woman, Kristin invites readers to discover grace as a way of life. Using real-life anecdotes, biblical wisdom, and insight born of hard experience, Kristin teaches women the twelve traits of grace, inviting reflection and interaction. Warm, engaging, and practical, WORK IN PROGRESS examines what God has to say about being His kind of woman in the twenty-first century.”

FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…Armstrong touches up on the topics of beauty, confidence, softness, trust, truth, generosity, forgiveness, courage, diligence, wisdom, authenticity, and freedom. I found her use of Bible verses throughout her book and her interpretations of them relating to various situations in life to be very helpful in better understanding them. Amazing to me how books always pop into my life at different moments when I most need them for some particular purpose.

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The Book Faery Reviews is hosting a Book Giveaway 3/11-3/13!!

  • Giveaway ends on: 3/13/09 at Noon ET, Winner to be randomly selected and posted by 3/14/09. Winners have 48 hours to contact me with mailing addresses once notified of winning.
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Hearts of Stone

9781438929118_cover.inddFROM THE AUTHOR’S PRESS RELEASE…“Prophetic dreams were very important in Biblical times to Jacob, Joseph and the Egyptian pharaohs as dreams had a major impact on people’s daily lives and on decisions made.  But in 2009 most people will scoff at dreams that portend to predict future events.

Hearts of Stone is a collection of dreams the author has had for almost 50 years, most of which have come true within a two-week period.  Kate’s dreams have correctly predicted deaths, accidents, hurricanes, the advent of AIDS, plane crashes, 9-11, the Valdez oil spill, the Challenger explosion, the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, and have included detailed information about the End Times.

But in spite of a remarkable record of truth, governments, media representatives, co-workers and others back away from Kate when she shares a dream’s content and often scoff at her – for two weeks, at least, until the event occurs.”

FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…Gessner shares her dreams as she believes they are messages from God.  After reading this book, it makes one stop to think about previous dreams and how they could have applied to their own lives; at least I know I did.  Perhaps God is sending us messages of what we should be doing and dreams is just another channel in which HE can speak to us.

This is not a book I would normally pick up and buy but it was still interesting. It would have been an interesting coffee chat with the author in person.

A free online version of her book can be found here: http://katesdreams.proboards50.com/index.cgi?board=hearts&action=display&thread=186

The author’s site is located at Kate’s Dreams.