I am so thankful for the great Hops and Giveaways TheKidsDidIt.com and TheMommyIsland.com put together each month. They are awesome!
I am excited about the Giveaway I am offering on my site! ....THREE AWESOME Books!
The first one is a true Near Death Experience!
The second and third are the First Two Books of a YA Dystopian Trilogy!
This Near Death Experience is intriguing! I am anxious to read it this Summer!
This book is provided by John Hunt Publishing.
What if the after effects of a near-death experience were undeniable? What if a person could suddenly produce high quality paintings of the Afterllife, or if they acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies?
Shine On: The Remarkable Story Of How I Fell Under A Speeding Train, Journeyed To The Afterlife, And The Astonishing Proof I Brought Back With Me by David Ditchfield (Author), J S Jones Ph.D (Author)
Across thousands of years, people have described one of the most astonishing of all human phenomena: the near-death experience (NDE), the subjective experience of an Afterlife, a place where we apparently survive death.
The more powerful the NDE, the more profound the after effects. The ambitious reset their priorities. Atheists change their values. Doctors rethink their beliefs.
But what if the after effects of an NDE were undeniable? What if someone suddenly developed the ability to produce high quality paintings of their NDE, a new-found skill that went far beyond the artistic ability they had before? And what if that same person then suddenly acquired the ability to compose classical symphonies after their NDE? And their symphonies were then premiered at sell out orchestral concerts, even though, to this day, they are unable to read or write a single note of musical notation. Wouldn't this be proof that even a cynic would have a hard time explaining?
After his NDE, this is exactly what happened to David. And this is his story.
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Meet: David Ditchfield.:
I was born in Blackpool but raised in Bromsgrove in the West Midlands. I left my inner city comprehensive school with only one qualification having failed almost everything due to undiagnosed severe dyslexia. The only option open was a course learning how to draw letters for adverts, not a great career choice for someone profoundly dyslexic.
After being sacked from my one and only proper job, I moved to London and played three-chord guitar in various rock 'n' roll punk and pop bands and co-wrote a couple of pop songs with Kevin Rowland. Eventually, I drifted away from playing in bands and things went on a downward spiral in my life. I ended up surviving as a manual laborer, my life empty and directionless. It was at this low point that I had a freak accident and was pulled under the wheels of a speeding train.
In the hospital afterwards, I had my amazing near-death experience (NDE). The NDE changed everything for me and inspired me to reach a level of musical and artistic creativity that I had never been capable of achieving before. At first, I felt compelled to produce paintings of what I'd seen in the Afterlife and then I felt moved to compose classical music, even though I've never received any training in classical music and never composed such music before my NDE (in fact, to this day, I still cannot read or write a single note of music at all). My debut symphony, The Divine Light, was inspired by my NDE and I was lucky enough to have it premiered at a sell-out performance. Since then, I have composed a follow-up symphony, '
The Falcon', which was also premiered at a sell-out concert, as was my Cambridge Clarinet Choir commissioned piece 'Awake', conducted by renowned Clarinet player Andrew Webster. I am currently composing a new symphony entitled 'I Wasn't Expecting This'. I came back from the Afterlife charged with an incredible energy, a burning desire to tell everyone there is nothing to fear after death, life continues on.
Before my NDE, my life had been completely ruled by guilt and lack of self-worth. But my NDE gave me the self-love and confidence to go and try whatever I wanted to do in life and that's a wonderful feeling and I want everyone to feel that way.
About J S Jones Ph.D
J S Jones is a British academic. Her PhD investigated a complementary therapy using rigorous scientific methods, an experience that taught her to apply clear-headed logic to esoteric topics. In her post-doctoral academic career, she has authored a number of scientific journal articles and book chapters. Outside the world of academia, she is now working on a new fiction novel, the first in a planned series and thoroughly enjoying the process.
J S Jones talks about SHINE ON. "The events in 'Shine On' really happened and I was a part of them. Having witnessed this story first-hand, I believe it is a remarkable tale that deserves to be told. David has profound dyslexia, so I was delighted when he asked me to co-author the book because he felt I was the one person who could understand his thought processes and capture his language, mood and emotions to help tell his story as authentically as possible.
I read The Undoing and was very impressed with the writing and the story idea! I am so anxious to read the recently published second book in the series!
A fresh take on a dystopian storyline, The Undoing is a page-turner with unforgettable characters and an intriguing plot that will keep you hooked from beginning to end. Fans of Divergent, The Amber Project, and Year One will love The Undoing
THE UNDOING: A Young Adult Dystopian Scifi Novel (Book 1 of The Undoing Trilogy) by Desserae Shepston
Published February 25th 2019 | 344 pages
In her 14 years, all Rebecca has known is life under the rigid structure of Anecor. She knows the rules. She knows how to play the game. Now everything she knows is about to change...
The Reckoning destroyed the United States of America. Survivors of the assault, led by the newly elected president, are now subject to his rules. The Vision controls nearly every aspect of life in the country now known as Anecor.
Rebecca and Jonathan grew up under the strict rules and watchful "eye" of SMALS, an AI system that monitors citizens' every move through phones and internal trackers. Those who don't follow the rules are disappeared.
Never to be seen again.
When a strange virus strikes the city of Montrose, the residents panic as more of their friends, family, and acquaintances are stricken. No one knows how the virus spreads and scientists have found no cure. There have been no survivors. When the virus strikes Jonathan, Rebecca's world turns upside down.
Jonathan reveals to Rebecca his suspicions about the virus and the discovery of a mysterious glow of purple light behind a nearby mountain. It is up to Rebecca to continue the work he started. It is up to her to unravel the mystery of the virus and the purple light. It is up to her to save her city.
Rebecca will have to risk everything, including her life, to keep her promise to Jonathan.
Her life is about to change. And so will the rules of the game.
And to succeed, it will mean joining in a perilous battle for the survival of Anecor.
Dystopian fiction readers will find a fast-paced, edge-of-your seat thriller in the second book of The Undoing Trilogy. Fans of Divergent, Year One, or The Amber Project will love The Breaking!
The Breaking: Book 2 of The Undoing Trilogy by Desserae K Shepston
Schools have shut down and non-essential workers have been told not to report to their jobs. Rebecca and the gang have been training with Colossus for weeks now, but when the message arrives in the middle of the night on Rebecca’s phone, she knows this is not a drill.
As new details about the BRO facilities are revealed, the Colossus team mobilizes for action, but an unexpected event thwarts their plans, and members begin to question their leader.
How far are the newest Colossus members willing to go to do what’s right?
Rebecca and her friends know the virus is a coordinated attack between Council and BRO on the citizens of Montrose but solving that mystery has only led to more unanswered questions. What started as an effort to fulfill a promise Rebecca made to her dying brother has grown into a determination to break the government before it tears the country apart once more.
Can a small group of people truly make a difference in a world where all the power and control rests in the very hands of the person trying to destroy their country?
They will risk new alliances. They will risk lives. They will risk the future. They will risk
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About Desserae K Shepston
Desserae K Shepston was born in Montana, but spent her formative years in Champaign, Illinois. She blames her birth place on her affinity for mountain environments. She has lived in Chicago, Garmisch, Germany, Austin, and now, everywhere North America.
Desserae received her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She holds two Masters and a PhD from Texas State University. She left the stationary life and career behind for a life on the road in a 1993 RV, traveling North America with her three cats, and living her passion for travel and an outdoor life. She wrote her first book, Travel Cats: tips for beginning an rv journey with your feline family after working through the kinks of RV living with cats herself. Her children's book, The Adventures of Gatsby the Travel Cat in Mesa Verde was also inspired by her travels and her most adventuresome cat, really named Gatsby, who seems to have been born for road life.
Desserae has also written a Young Adult Sci-Fi Dystopian novel, The Undoing. This book did not come from her travels, but was born purely from her imagination and a love of YA and Dystopian literature.
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