Month: June 2014

Chain Reaction, Diane Fanning, Lucinda Pierce crime novel

Diane Fanning Giving it Away on Goodreads! CHAIN REACTION

Fans of author Diane Fanning and her Lucinda Pierce series will be excited to enter her book giveaway contest on Goodreads! From July 1 to August 1 readers will have the chance to enter the contest to win a signed copy of CHAIN REACTION. CHAIN REACTION is the 7th book in the crime novel series featuring main character, Lt. Lucinda Pierce, the tough female cop, depicted with complex emotion and heart, overcoming her own personal distresses and skillfully performing her duties as an officer of the law. Woven within each of the books is a glimpse into other underlying issues of importance, from domestic violence to care taking duties of an Alzheimer’s patient, and, in CHAIN REACTION, the possibility of terrorism. CHAIN REACTION One quiet Sunday morning, homicide investigator Lucinda Pierce is called out to a bomb blast at a local high school. It seems the caretaker has been fatally wounded in the explosion and there is one other unidentified body. A bomb blast points towards suspected terrorism so, much to her annoyance, Lucinda is pulled off …

Shattered Lives Radio, Donna R. Gore, LadyJustice

Shattered Lives: Intimate Partner Violence and the Chief of Police Larry Rhinehart

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   Intimate partner violence and homicide knows no boundaries; not race, ethnicity, social and economic conditions, or gender. It is epidemic everywhere around the globe and families have suffered since the day that Cain murdered his brother, Abel. Family violence, and the toll it takes, is deeply ingrained in every culture. Why? Every day the headlines cover another story of a person murdered or missing at the hands of someone who was supposed to love and care for them, many who have evil born in their hearts. For decades we have been trying to stop the flood of violence in America’s homes, but often it feels like the little boy with his finger in the dyke as the waters of violence swirl all around threatening to drown everything good about our family life. It seems like solving family problems with violence has become commonplace in our society, and finding solutions with critical thinking, communication, and peaceful interaction has taken the back seat. It takes even more than a village to find the solutions, especially …

Beyond the Pews

Goodreads Giveaway: Jillian Maas Backman’s BEYOND THE PEWS

  For a limited time fans of Jillian Maas Backman can enter the Goodreads Book Giveaway contest to win an autographed copy of the award-winning best seller, BEYOND THE PEWS: Breaking with Tradition and Letting Go of Religious Lockdown.  Not only will the lucky winners receive a signed copy the book, they will also win a special personal FREE offer from Jillian. Jillian Maas Backman is a gifted intuitive, a generous and amazing empath, and a treasured teacher who brings all of those characteristics and qualities into each of our homes with her new autobiography and spiritual guidebook, Beyond the Pews…….Ellen Whitehurst, Lifestylist and Ultimate Health and Wellness expert for Dr. Oz Jillian Maas Backman is offering the 3 lucky Goodreads Book Giveaway winners a FREE one-half hour private intuitive consultation. Jillian’s sessions are out of the ordinary, not just a run of the mill intuitive reading, but a session of lessons, complete with instruction from this gifted teacher. Winners of the contest will be able to use the session along with the lessons taught in BEYOND THE PEWS …

Medicine's Alternatives are not Always "Alternative" Medicine

Medicine’s Alternatives are Not Always “Alternative” Medicine

  When the term “alternative” medicine is used it seems to conjure up the expectation that it’s a medical practice that isn’t “real.” The alternatives to conventional medicine are quite real, and most have been used for thousands of years with good results, whether it be herbs, tinctures, or protocols divergent from mainstream medicine, there has been a negative connotation to the results which science can not always explain. New Age, Homeopathy, Herbalism, Complimentary, and Holistic are some of the terms given to describe alternative practices used for healing purposes. Are they real, and more importantly, do they work? In a Washington Post article it’s said, “…there’s no such thing as alternative medicine. If clinical trials show that a therapy works, it’s good medicine. And if a therapy doesn’t work, then it’s not an alternative.” So what does it all mean for the average patient seeking to maintain good health or to manage an illness or disease? It means there are personal choices and options available, and each patient must take charge of their own alternatives, whether …