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“Ahimsa: A personal journey, via an animal sanctuary in India, to veganism” by Caroline Earle

About the Book

Backpackers might head off without a care in the world, but for Caroline and her husband David, taking a gap half-year in Asia in their mid-50s, they found themselves questioning everything. 

All roads seemed to lead to compassion and respect for all living things, which is the meaning of the book’s title. 

Part-travel, part-memoir, part-philosophy on life, Ahimsa is the story of how a menopausal journalist and a grumpy paramedic find themselves on the other side of the world falling in love with dogs, cows, wonky donkeys and a water buffalo called Flower.

Come with them on their six-month journey through six countries and see why they concluded that all paths in their lives had led to this point.

Ahimsa is a real-life story that is topical and questioning, funny, sad and increasingly angry. It’s an uplifting, thought-provoking account of the route to compassion for all sentient beings, not least through the simple act of cuddling a cow in India.

Ahimsa includes suggestions for book club questions and top ten tips for new vegans.

About the Author 

Caroline Earle is a former journalist with the Jersey Evening Post. The formative years of her 30-year career in local media were with BBC and commercial radio stations. She currently works part-time for a charity which supports people with a disability or long-term health condition into employment. She lives with her family and rescue dog Zippy in Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Excerpt from the book 

[from the chapter ‘Medication for the Soul’]

“Many a time we share a tuk-tuk back to our homestay and, apologising to the driver, laugh that we are wearing our favourite perfume, Kennel No 5.

One pretty black dog is called Michael Jackson. He has the most lovely nature but thanks to a neurological deficit his legs are very wobbly. He moves like he is a stringed puppet who has just consumed seven pints of beer. And when he tries to run, it is cartoon-like in the way his back legs try to get him moving. He never seems to need reassurance but I often give it. 

Later in the week we are introduced to the area where it is not known for sure what, if any, diseases the dogs are carrying. We have had our rabies injections so we are allowed in, but we are advised to exercise more caution. Somehow the reward here is even greater. Sitting for ten minutes with a dog who is in a small kennel for his own protection while he heals feels like valuable work. Some are so mangy they have not a scrap of fur. One bitch has skin so hard, dry and cracked that she looks like she is half-armadillo. Some wag their tail and you know you can relax with them. Others don’t have a tail that can wag any more.”

“Ahimsa:  A personal journey, via an animal sanctuary in India, to veganism is available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK:

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Mothering is a sacrifice that demands one’s life! In attempting to be an effective mother, one needs to be intentional about strategizing well to fulfill this sacred and honorable calling. Practical mothering is, however, not a permanent state, so it is essential for one to prepare and be ready to step into the other areas of one’s calling when the time comes. Wisdom for Mothers is a God-inspired book from a mother who wants to encourage other mothers to be their very best in their parenting and also to be ready and well-equipped for all the other callings God has ordained them for. Many mothers have fallen into the trap of non-achievement because they were not prepared for their next assignment after their children were grown up and didn’t need their active contributions.

Unfortunately, situations like this have led to despondency, regrets, and disappointments in the life of the mothers concerned. However, with proper planning and preparation, the story can be different. Wisdom for mothers will show you how to balance being a mother and, at the same time, invest in yourself for the next phase. You will learn principles, disciplines, and be inspired to be your very best in all your endeavors without compromising on the most important things of life.

About the Author 

Gloria Boakye is a mother of three girls and is happily married to Pastor Joseph Boakye.  Gloria holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration, runs a thriving business and also works as an administrator.  She serves actively in her church Kharis ministries in diverse capacities.

Gloria is driven by her passion to see mothers and young women live up to their full potentials in God so she lends a helping hand of hope, encouragement, and inspiration to all she encounters.

Gloria is available for speaking engagements and workshops and can be reached on 07426387042 or emailed at iglowbrandtrio@gmail.com

Reviews on Amazon 

Victor K.

5.0 out of 5 stars  A must read for Mothers

Reviewed on 15 January 2019

Format: Paperback  Verified Purchase

I bought it for a friend and they couldn’t stop expressing their gratitude for the wisdom shared in the book. According to her. every Mum, new or not must read it. It is well written and unlike some books, well created with hardly any grammatical issues, etc. Making the reading more exciting and easy to understand.
I have recommended to all my friends. Thank you.

Loretta Miller

5.0 out of 5 stars  Inspirational

Reviewed on 14 April 2019

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Inspirational from the introduction right through. Thought provoking statements that motivates you to invest in yourself as well as being readily available for your children. I would recommend this book.

“Wisdom for Mothers:  A Mother with a Vision” by Gloria Boakye is available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK at:

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The rebellious knight and cousin of the Earl of Warwick is drawn into a world of deceit, treachery and murder

About the Book:

The Wrath of Kings is the first of a three part series set during the wars of the roses, a conflict that decimated the nobility of England and witnessed the birth of a new dynasty. The story follows the fortunes, and misfortunes, of Philip Neville, an outspoken, insubordinate knight and cousin of the Earl of Warwick, from his traumatic experience at Towton to the siege of Bamburgh Castle, four years later. As the story progresses the rebellious Philip Neville is drawn deeper into a world of deceit, treachery and murder.

Reviews of the book: 

“A vivid and detailed story.” – Philippa Gregory

RUSSELL DAVIES

5.0 out of 5 stars Wrath of kings a must read book.

5 March 2016

Format: Paperback Verified Purchase

“If you like brilliant characters and a brilliant story written by a brilliant writer this is the book for you. You feel as if you are back in the war of the roses the writing is so vivid and exciting. The author is obviously an expert in this period and his research has paid off. A must read book.”

ALangdon

5.0 out of 5 stars The Wrath of Kings- A sensational read!

14 June 2015

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase

“An excellent read, it engages the reader. It’s a captivating book that you will find very hard to put down! I enjoyed this book.  I would recommend this book everyone. It’s a great historical text that would lend itself to adaptation to TV.”

“The Wrath of Kings” is available to purchase in hardback from Amazon UK at:

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Boy meets girl but in this tale, the heroine, Alice, falls for a youth, Robbie, some years her junior. Alice is in the stages of recognising special abilities possessed by herself and her twin brother Paul, and of coming to realisation of her true nature, which sets her and Paul aside from others.

A romance in the true sense, where love proceeds in the face of adversity, and one which presents challenges to convention.

The tale is set in England in the 1960s and early 1970s.

About the Author: 

To quote:

“I attended grammar school and subsequently pursued a professional career.  I am married with two children. I have always enjoyed participation in sport.  I met my partner on a trip to Paris: we spotted one another on the cross channel ferry, realised where our relationship was headed whilst visiting the Museum of Modern Art and then found ourselves snogging outside the Folies Bergere, so maybe I am a romantic! Otherwise, pretty ordinary!”

Excerpt from the book: 

“There were messages for everyone in the room; in the case of Keith, it was his late grandfather who made contact; Aunt Ellie said that she was shown a burning house and a box of what she thought were coins; Keith confirmed that his late grandfather’s house had burnt down and that he, Keith, had a box of his grandfather’s medals. With Robbie, Aunt Ellie described firstly a tall woman who said she took a special interest in him and whom he identified as his late aunt, his father’s sister; there was also a teenage boy whom Aunt Ellie described as gasping for air and whom all the friends present identified as a late school friend who had drowned on holiday in the Lake District. Aunt Ellie went on to say for Robbie that she saw him in the future surrounded by papers and right at the end she said: “You will be so happy”. For a group of sceptical teenagers, they were mightily impressed by Aunt Ellie’s abilities.

Aunt Ellie came to Alice last: “What can I say to you, Alice, if that be your name, though men have called you by other names?” She paused with a smile. “What can I say that you do not already know? You are revered, the spirits make way for you. Your journey will be fulfilled, you will enjoy fertility”.

“Your spirit world companion is with you, at your feet. Your path may not always be straightforward but your love will ripen and you will know fulfilment.”

Robbie’s friends could not understand what was happening; they heard Aunt Ellie’s words to Alice but the meaning did not sink in; only Robbie gained a clear impression of what was being said but even then, did not fully comprehend.”

“The Dream of Endymion” is available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK at:

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New Releases

“No Tall Heels to Tango” by Howard Jackson published by Red Rattle Books

‘IT DOES NOT MATTER WHO IS IN POWER. WE HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING. NONE OF IT WORKS’

About the Book: 

It is May 2018 and below the equator the summer is over. Argentina is in the middle of another economic crisis and the Government is being given budgetary warnings by the International Monetary Fund. Inflation is high and the value of the Argentinean peso is falling. One Englishman returns to South America after an absence of ten years.

NO TALL HEELS TO TANGO remembers a 3000 mile journey made by a seventy year old lone traveller around a troubled Argentina. He visits Buenos Aires, wanders south to Patagonia and then travels north to the towns below the Andes. The Englishman meets people who want to talk about politics and football. Sometimes, though, they remember high heels and the tango and wonder whatever happened.

About the Author:

Howard Jackson was born on Merseyside and has spent most of his life in Liverpool.  He has had numerous other books published by Red Rattle Books including Treat Me Nice, Innocent Mosquitoes, No Money Honey, Nightmares Ahead, Choke Bay, Horror Pickers, Nightmares and Lying Rogues and Mean And Dark.

Praise for Treat Me Nice          

‘Immensely enjoyable and a stimulating read.’

Paul Simpson, Author, Penguin Rough Guides

Praise for Innocent Mosquitoes

‘Well written, evocative, atmospheric and with a very strong sense of place and Brazil, Howard Jackson can write.  The reader is in safe hands.’

Clive Bradley, TV and film scriptwriter

Praise for No Money Honey

‘Jackson is the King of left wing Elvis fandom.  He uses his status to create a satisfying demolition of the Tories.’

Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary, British Labour Party

Praise for Choke Bay

‘Stunning, a marvellous mixture of supernatural horror and unrequited love.’

Crime Chronicles

Praise for Horror Pickers

‘A wondrous collection of horror film criticism, delivers exquisite insight into our favourite fright flicks.’

David Saunderson, The Spooky Isles

Praise for Mean And Dark

‘An addictive read, insightful, dark and fascinating.’

SB Horror Hothouse

“No Tall Heels to Tango” by Howard Jackson is available in paperback from various booksellers worldwide and Amazon at:

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“Shadow of Guilt” by Barbara Anne Machin is published

A collection of stories reflecting human strengths & frailties

About the Book: 

This is a new collection of stories from Barbara Anne Machin, here depicting our human frailties and the cord of life that at times holds people together and at times drives them apart.  Perhaps we can overcome, perhaps we can’t, but we all take this journey of love, anger and sometimes separation, often finding ourselves back where we began…. this is the circle of life.  

About the Author:

Barbara Anne Machin was born in 1940 and is the youngest of eight children. She is married and has one son, and recently celebrated her diamond wedding anniversary. She has always been interested in writing but has never attempted to publish before. A friend and her husband encouraged Barbara to send her trilogy of stories to a publisher. She writes more for a hobby and has worked all her life and still works part-time.  She has held many managerial positions in large companies and does not like to be idle.

Excerpt from the Book: 

“I don’t believe in love, Mr Loring, it only brings heartache,” she replied cynically.  Clare felt a deep pain in her chest.  Julie had died in vain and all hope of ever liking this man had vanished with his callous words.

“Well, now, we have agreed on a course of action I will call tomorrow and bring someone to babysit while we shop for a ring and some necessary items.”  Looking down at her slacks, he added, “I can’t have my bridge looking like a boy on our wedding day.”

Clare cut short her retort as he wagged his finger and walked slowly towards her.  She felt like a rabbit caught in a trap and could neither move nor drag her gaze from his face as he reached and pulled her onto her feet.  She didn’t struggle as he pulled her to him.

Looking into her eyes, he murmured, “If we are going to be married, we might as well act as if we are happy about it.”  He gripped her under her chin and kissed her with such passion it sent her senses reeling.  For one short moment she tried to fight her feelings then found herself responding to his caresses.  Clare felt him tremble, then abruptly he let her go.

“Would you like me to stay for a while so you could have a rest?” he said, lifting an eyebrow.  “I can listen out for Julian.”

“I have managed for the last two months,” Clare said sarcastically.  “I’m sure I can manage a little longer.”

Adrian took her by surprise and brushed his lips once more across hers.

“As you wish.  Until tomorrow, 10 o’clock sharp.”

He smiled mockingly as Clare dragged her hand across her mouth as if to wipe away any track of his kiss.”

“Shadow of Guilt” is currently available to purchase in hardback from Amazon UK at:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Guilt-Barbara-Anne-Machin/dp/1786236745

This collection of stories will also be available to download in e-book format soon.

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“Burred Screws” by C. T. Lee published by New Generation Publishing

Extraordinary & riveting stories about real-life relationships

About the Book:

This book tells no tales; it speaks someone’s mind.

None of it can be helped.

None of it can be undone.

Some of it may be true.

This is a short book about relationships real or imagined and the cost of their distractions. Rest assured that every word is caked with autobiographical detail or other fantasies.

A cacophony of joy and misery awaits.

Excerpt from the book:

“And we’re back in the room. The walls change their material and geography gradually, but the confinement is unyielding. It’s a petrified voyage from concreted greenfield to polluted Parisian goldfish bowl, to life above a rural slurry tank and then a cramped, messy London flat I do not own or share.

All attention on the scar, once more: I woke up with an urge to cut my face this morning, just a line here or there. The itchy pains and weeping wound that come with it put me off. I hate myself and the situation I’m in. Still, I never looked tough enough to be left in peace, never looked like I’d fight for it with all of my energy. Perhaps I should acquaint some people with some harsh facts, get my scars the easy way and have the satisfaction of earning them publicly. I’m fit enough to do it, to hold my own, but then what? The scar-face look is hardly going to boost my job prospects, get me into some halfway decent office post. No, this is wrong: I won’t live long enough for such things to matter. I have enough to involve myself with until I can earn my title and carry the scars remotely through some obscure, critical analysis of another fool’s pain and suffering.

I know why I feel this way: I should’ve dropped her when I realised I didn’t have a certain future. I’m not angry at her; I’m selfish and stupid.”

“Burred Screws” by C. T. Leeis currently available to purchase in paperback from Amazon UK at:

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The ”Burred Screws” e-book will be available exclusively on Amazon/KDP until 27 February 2020, moving to all other major platforms thereafter.

Press/Media Contact Details:

New Generation Publishing
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