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
To order T-shirts to support children of assault visit: www.animewithattitude.com
Her Blog: http://executivemom.typepad.com

No Experts Needed

no-experts-neededFROM THE AUTHOR’S WEBSITELosing a job always delivers a hard blow, but it was especially hard for forty-something author Louise Lewis, one of many victims of the technology industry’s dotcom implosion. No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! tells the story of how she pulled herself together and discovered a new life of meaning.

Just minutes after being “set free”, Lewis, a single woman with a mortgage to pay, sits in the San Jose, California, airport panicking over her future. While toying with the option of giving into depression, she receives a powerful message from God that instantly releases the weight of her worries. “This is just a new chapter in your life. You hold the pen, I’ll guide your hand, and together we’ll write one hell of a chapter.” Through Spirit’s continued involvement, Lewis is inspired to ask normal, everyday people to answer Spirit’s question: what is the meaning of life?

No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You! weaves through a vast collection of spontaneous, thought-provoking answers and inspirational stories that demonstrate how the simple act of listening to Spirit can add meaning to every moment of your life.”

FROM THE BOOK FAERY REVIEWS…This was a great book that was definitely a reminder of the meaning of life.  Since being unemployed nearly a year now, I’ve too had some time to rethink about the value of life.  Over the past several months I’ve had the time to evaluate myself, my fears, what makes me happy, and the many inspirations and blessings within my own life.  Like the author I chose to take the time off and not look at it in a negative way.  I look at the positive impact this has been in my life.

A couple of my favorite quotes from the book include:

Just point to what I want in life and then go get it.  Point to happiness and claim it.  Point to peace and create it.  Something like the Nike ads: “Just do it.”

Life is the preparation for the next level.  We are put here for a reason, are placed in people’s lives for a reason, and leave this plane for a reason.  Our job is to live according to the laws of nature and God and inspire others to believe in the power of God.

Life is a test
Of courage…
Of faith…
Of love…

there are no accidents in life

So what is my definition of the meaning of life?

It’s to inspire, to be inspired, to learn and experience while sharing with others.  We all have a purpose in life.  A purpose we may not know of today or even tomorrow but there is a purpose.  God chose us to do something special in another life. That’s my definition of the meaning of life and that is what keeps me going in my daily walk and what inspires me to awake every day.

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