Archive for June, 2010

Latest Post by Luciano Santini


Hello my friends how are you today;

I was reading a book today that I had been looking for a very long time.
It was book I had written a long time back when I was a teenager;

I realize that life can be hurtful and painful most of the time, but what I can tell you is that if you continue on the same road it will be a bad ending. Let me ask you a few questions about life;

What is it that you are looking for?
What is it that you really want?
Who is it that you want to be?
Who is it that you want to become?
The answers are inside of you and if you need help getting to the point in finding them let me know.
I will answer your questions on my blogs and keep an eye out for Luciano The Key Santini motivate you at a near coming up seminars in the real near future through out the Antelope Valley California.

Life is what you make it because life is always there no matter how you look at it.

The Mirror
I stand in the middle of this room staring at this mirror looking at someone
I do not know this person that is looking back at me.
Who is this person, I do not even know who you are.
The person looking at me is staring at me with a grimace I do not like it.
I hate this look from this person why does he not stop.
Stop! stop! Stop looking at me now!!
Finally It stops because suddenly there was a smile from inside.
I like the smile that came from this persons face I liked it.
I realized that the person I did not like was me all along.
I was afraid for a while until I found the person I liked inside.
That person suddenly touched my soul from deep inside.
I stared at this face and for a long time wondering how could I keep this person happy.
I looked at the mirror every day making sure the person in the mirror smiled at me.
I did that for a long time thinking great thoughts and bringing those thoughts to life each and every day.
I finally beat that bully in the mirror and voila!!! the greatest friend came from the mirror because I believed he could be happy every day and with a positive attitude.
Luciano Santini

Professional Motivational Speaker

Business Consultant

Writer/Author

http://www.thoughts.com/lucianosantini/blog

Thank you
Luciano Santini MBA
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Remember that life begins when you decide to make a small change.

Sarah Brightman – Deliver me


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The Greer Agency Blog Tour


An exciting new approach to detective novels, 15 interconnected short stories
involving a different kind of private eye.

The Greer Agency is 75k words of gritty detective fiction presented in 15
separate but connected stories. The reader follows the development of private
detective Mike Greer, the only PI in the Altoona, PA phone book. It’s tough to
make a living in a decaying old railroad town, but with the help of an
anonymous benefactor, Greer lands some interesting cases—cases that he
solves with guts and determination. Throughout the stories, his budding
romance with Susan grows. Eventually they realize they are right for each
other.

Readers will find Mike Greer an accessible everyman with luck, pluck, smarts
and a host of interesting friends. He finds his way into and out of problems
large and small. Greer narrates the stories in a refreshing and original voice.
Each story has its own plot and can stand on its own but, as the book
progresses, the mysteries pile up and the plots get more complex until the
explosive last story.

Mike Greer is a protagonist with a low tolerance for bullshit and an easy
touch for the emotional pleas of the downtrodden. He works alone and
struggles against an uncaring world. But throw no pity party for the man, he
will have none of it. His melancholy is tightly wrapped inside his tough guy
exterior, and pity just bounces off as he walks away, down the dark sidewalks
of Altoona into the next story.

Now available in print and e-book format from All Things That matter Press:

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or from from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Greer-Agency-Harris-
Tobias/dp/098425949X

The Wisdom of Wolves | The Wisdom of Wolves Movie


The Wisdom of Wolves | The Wisdom of Wolves Movie.

The World Is What We Make It by Luciano Santini


When we search for the best in life what is it that we must find and once it has been found how do we apply it to reach our goals.

That is a difficult question to answer is it not. I find life to be a difficult thing to deal with as it is. I find that sometimes our own children will tell us when life is difficult. Has any of your children or friends ever say to you “You are not fair” And you say oh yea well “Life is not fair”

Do you say that because you know that life is not fair or do you say it because it is a saying you had heard somewhere at some point in your life from someone or your own parents growing up.

Either way you are correct life is not fair but not because life itself had made our lives unfair but simply because we have been trained from a young age to think that way.

There is a better way to a great life and begins by changing the way you think and by how you look at your current situation.

You see my friend’s life can bring you whatever it is you are seeking and all you have to do is start thinking differently. I know I know it is not that easy but guess what it actually is.

Life is beautiful and there so many things that can make your life as such all you have to do is look around you

‘We As Humans Take Life For Granted Until It Begins To Slip Away Then And Only Then Do We Want To Make Changes, But Then It Might Be A Really Slow Realization That Life Has Slipped Away. Take Each Day As A Breath Of Fresh Air To Life’

Luciano Santini

Professional Motivational Speaker

Business Consultant

Writer/Author

http://www.thoughts.com/lucianosantini/blog

Thank you
Luciano Santini MBA
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Remember that life begins when you decide to make a small change.

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Jen Knox: ATTMP Author of the Week


Jen Knox: ATTMP Author of the Week.

Progress on Earthwalker


I’ve been working hard on my new book! It’s been flowing wonderfully. I just bought myself the latest version of Word. Before that all I had was the freebie writing programs. I figured since I’ve had three books published, I deserve to have the best. I also bought a very nice Lenovo laptop. It’s the best. Now I’m all set to write as many books as my heart desires.
In Earthwalker I’ve got the lead male character, Paul (who’s a vampire from another planet), reverting to his primal instincts for human blood. So far he’s resisting the terrible temptation as best he can, but is it only a matter of time before he takes a human victim? I can’t say, but it’s not looking too good for him. Something about Earth is having bad effects on him. And what about Willa? Is there anything she can do to help him with his blood lust? He’s never fed on anything but animals before he came to Earth. Paul almost attacked her friend, Katie, when she came over to visit. I guess he’ll have to stay away from humans now. I just put in a lovely sex scene. They both had a momentous time, believe me!
Then there’s the Council Elders, who have a few questions for Paul about the two vampires he ripped to shreds. They were evil, and after Willa, but the Elders aren’t happy. Neither are the local authorities who found Willa’s truck in the vicinity of the vicious murders. They have some serious questions for her. Looks like these two young lovers have some problems to work out. Where will it lead next? I’ll try and keep you updated on their progress as I write on! Til next time-

Giveaways (#2)


Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Giveaways (#2)
Posted by Rae (In The Forest) at 7:10 AM

Luxury Reading: Win one of five copies of Private by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. US and Canada. Ends June 8th, 2010.

Leilani Loves Books: Win Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. US only. Ends June 9th, 2010.

Paranormal Haven: Win a copy of I’ll Be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden. International. Ends June 9th, 2010.

Steph Su Reads: Win one of ten ARCs of Dear Aniali by Melissa Glenn Haber. US Only. Ends June 10th, 2010.

Bookmac: Win one of two signed paperback copies of Swoon by Nina Malkin. International. Ends June 11th.

At Home With Books: Win one of three audiobooks of Put on Your Crown by Queen Latifah. US and Canada. Ends June 13th, 2010.

A Journey of Books: Win Still the One byu Robin Wells. US and Canada. Ends June 14th, 2010.

Tynga’s reviews: Win an ARC of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. US and Canada. Ends. June 14th, 2010.

Tynga’s reviews: Win a pre-ordered finished copy of Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. Interntaional. Ends June 14th, 2010.

Fiction Vixen Book Reviews: Win a Kindle or $275 to spend at an online book retailer. Ends June 14th, 2010.

Black and Blue Ink: Birthday Blast and 120+ Follower Extravaganza. Lots of books. US only. Ends June 14th, 2010.

Just Another New Blog: Win 1500 Business Cards. Open to: 18+, US, Canada. If you live in other countries you can still enter but you will be responsible for UPS shipping charges. Ends June 15th, 2010.

Candace’s Book Blog: Win Avalon Revisited by O.M. Grey. US only. Ends June 15th, 2010.

I Heart Monster: Win Honeymoon of the Dead by Tate Hallaway. US only. Ends June 15th, 2010.

I Heart Monster: Win a copy of Arson. International. Ends June 15th, 2010.

The First Novels Club: Win a signed copy of Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead, Radiant Shadow by Melissa Marr, White Cat by Holly Black, and City of Glass by Cassandra Clare. US only. Ends June 15th, 2010.

Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf: Win A Golden Web by Barbara Quick. 13+. International. Ends June 15th, 2010.

A Journey of Books: Win Play Dead by Ryan Brown. US only. Ends June 15th, 2010.

From the Shadows: 300 Follower Giveaway with prizes of Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz, Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, and a signed copy of Shadows of Myth and Legend by E.J. Stevens. US only. Ends June 16th, 2010.

A Journey of Books: Win one of three audiobooks of God Never Blinks by Regina Brett. US and Canada. Ends June 16th, 2010.

JoJos Book Corner: Win an ebook by Stephanie Julian. International. Ends June 18th, 2010.

JoJos Book Corner: Win the first three installements of Laura Stamps serial erotica novel A Vampire’s Kiss. International. Ends June 18th, 2010.

Read This Book!: Win a signed copy of The Tension of Opposites, a framed photo from the trailer (with relation to the book), and 10 bookmarks! US and Canada. Ends June 20th, 2010.

Musings: Win a signed copy of Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog. International. Ends June 21st, 2010.

A Journey of Books: Win Amazon Queen by Lori Devoti. US only. Ends June 22nd, 2010.

Handle Like Hendrix: Win an ARC of The Visibles by Sara Shepard. International. Ends June 22nd, 2010.

Tales of Whimsy…: Win a signed copy of English Trifle by Josi S. Kilpack. US and Canada. Ends June 23rd, 2010.

A Journey of Books: Win The Pearls of the Stone Man by Edward Mooney, Jr. US only. Ends June 26th, 2010.

vvb32 reads: Win Android Karenina by Leo Tolstoy and Ben H. Winters. Ends June 27th, 2010.

Candace’s Book Blog: Win a signed copy of shade by jeri Smith-Ready. US only. Ends June 29th, 2010.

Shut Up I’m Reading: Win a $15 credit to the Book Depository. International. Ends June 30th, 2010.

I Heart Monster: Win Men and Dogs by Katie Crouch (audiobook). US and Canada. Ends July 1st, 2010.

A Great Book is the Cheapest Vacation: Win Spider’s Bite and Web of Lies by Jennifer Estep. International. Ends July 1st, 2010.

Leilani Loves Books: Win a signed copy of Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey. International. Ends July 4th.

I Heart Monster: Win a signed copy of Firespell by Chloe Neill. International. Ends July 11th, 2010.

The Bibliophilic Book Blog: Win an eReader or $100 Amazon.com GC. International. Ends July 15th, 2010.

Parajunkiee’s View: Sherilyn Kenyon Giveaway Extravaganza. 18+. US and Canada. Ends ?

If you have a giveaway coming up, let me know by sending me an email (with the subject Book Blog Giveaway) at: rae_reads@hotmail.com
Please give me as much information as possible (what you are giving away, who can enter, when does it end, and a link to the giveaway).

The universe is our guide


The mind what is the mind and what does it take to control our thoughts and get them on the right track?

Well my friends these are tough questions we need to sit down and ponder upon are they not.
You see when we think we let our minds begin to wonder out into the blue somewhere in space with no direction.

When we do such things on a daily basis we need to stop and think about our thoughts like what are they and where do they come from. Sometimes our thoughts will take a life of their own. When something like that happens we as individuals become troubled and non caring.

This is when we need to sit and take control of those thoughts that have gone wild and on their own. This is when we can figure out all of our issues. This is the time when we need to not only control our thinking but try to make sense of it all.

You may ask at this time; How do we do that? Well you see you need to follow certain ideas and certain formulas. These formulas are within each of us. They are our energies our life force and mother nature and all the universal laws.

Look over this poem and find the answer with in the prose;

The universe is our guide

Here I am in the middle of the sun bathing in the rays.
The heat penetrates my soul and body at once.

My mind races across the universe like a shooting star.
Running and stopping like a stop watch of time.

Time ha ha ha what is time; time is nothing more than an empty space.
Life brings time to a dead stop at our command within our reach it is.

The universe binds the time,the sun and you and me at the same time.
The universe is everything that surrounds us from within to outside of us.

We see the world we see the people we see the animals we see what we think we see.
Our minds, our souls, our worlds are they not different for every single human being out there.

We are but faces on this universe looking from the inside out what we see is not reality or is it.
If it is reality then what are you seeing because my reality is not your reality.

You see what you see from one side when I look at it it looks different I do not see what you see or perceive to be what you see.

We can become who we want to become.
We can see what we want to see.
We can achieve what we want to achieve.

‘The universe is our guide for all of the above we have to but do the research and we shall find the answers within our souls.’

Luciano Santini

Professional Motivational Speaker

Business Consultant

Writer/Author

http://www.thoughts.com/lucianosantini/blog

Thank you
Luciano Santini MBA
All Content in this email is Copyright
© Luciano Santini and may not be republished
in any format without express permission.

Remember that life begins when you decide to make a small change.

The Swindler Blog Tour


“The Swindler” by Michelle Kaye Malsbury
Publisher: All Things That Matter Press
ISBN 978-0-9844219-4-7
Genre: suspense, thriller, mystery, fiction
Description
How easy is it for an investment broker to deceive clients? Very, particularly if his personal hero is Bernie Madoff. Skip Horowitz, along with his old pal A.J., has created what they believe is a foolproof scheme using commodities trading, bookmaking, and various other businesses as covers. Their plan has served them well for decades, surviving the scrutiny of government agencies lacking solid proof to support any allegations of wrongdoing. But luck can’t hold forever…or can it? Catherine O’Reilley, newly sponsored in the high-risk world of investment strategy by Skip Horowitz, is about to find out.
About the Author
Michelle Malsbury was born and raised in Champaign, Illinois. Currently she resides in Florida. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Management and a Masters Degree in Business Management. She has just completed her first year of doctoral studies in the discipline of Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies with high hopes of helping to build nations and sustain peaceful interactions around the globe.

Here’s What Others Are Saying About “The Swindler”:
1.Judy Ramsook from the Austin News Service, Austin, TX 4/9/10 Review for “The Swindler”:
In The Swindler, by Michelle Malsbury, you will find yourself being pulled in to a fictional tale of romance and a lot commodities swindling through the eyes of a third person narrator.

So come along and meet true to life and memorable characters such as: Catherine, The Realtor/Commodities Broker, Connie, Catherine’s best friend, Shamus, Real Estate Broker and the man who thinks he is the right man for Catherine and last but not least, Skip Horowitz, a ruthless Ponzi Schemer who is being investigated by the Feds.
It’s a gripping tale that will make you want to keep turning those pages to see what happens next.

Set in Key West, Florida, the author displays her vast love for and knowledge of the area so well, that if you have not been there and know nothing about Key West, perusing The Swindler by Michelle Malsbury will indeed give you a rich education into that paradise.
So come on and enjoy this well written and detailed tale and see if Catherine really thinks Shamus is the right man for her, and if the elusive Skip Horowitz gets the justice he so deserves.
I enjoyed it and I think you will too.
2.Mike Fentem, longtime friend of Michelle Kaye Malsbury, review for The Swindler on 5/21/10:

I’ve known Michelle since she was fifteen or sixteen years old. We grew up in the same small town in Illinois and went to the same schools, pools, and parks. She was always fun and had a good imagination. I’ll be the first to admit that back then who would have thunk that she would become a author? However, I have had the pleasure of reading both of her books and have found them to be well written and fun reading! The characters are inventive and interesting. The stories take places in fun and exotic locales. The plot builds from chapter to chapter keeping the reader engaged in what may occur next and how it will all end. The main character, Skip, is a enigma himself with a ego larger than life. His thirst for money and fast women was second to none, but I liked getting to know him while reading this book. Besides having little, to no, scruples, he does manage to keep his ponzi scheme and other illigitimate business endeavors pretty secret for a number of years while he rakes in oodles of cash and stashes it all around the globe. However, can he outlast the SEC and other regulatory agencies, who is hot on his tail or is his time up? I truly enjoyed The Swindler and I believe you will too!
3.Thomas Keyes Review for The Swindler by Michelle Kaye Malsbury, 5/14/2010:

The Swindler is a fast-moving, hard-hitting account of a swindler who, with his batch of subalterns, ran a Ponzi scheme in Key West and elsewhere. The tale is so realistic and convincing that you can hardly believe that it didn’t really happen and that the authoress is not in there somewhere, perhaps as Catherine, the honest realtor who gets embroiled in the mess.

The racket consisted of selling counterfeit commodities futures mostly to fairly well-heeled middle class types, and following up by generating bogus statements showing earnings. It may be difficult to feel overly compassionate for someone worth several hundred thousand dollars who gets stung for fifty, but there are a lot of smaller victims too.

The most touching was a young girl in Central America whom Skip, the swindler, got pregnant.  She was hoping this pregnancy would bind them together and enable them to live a beautiful life.  Then the blow fell.  Skip was arrested and prosecuted, and the girl’s dreams flowed away in tears.

The pages are full of unsavory characters, and the action moves from Florida to the Bahamas to Costa Rica to Las Vegas.

The language is earthy. Read it, you’ll like it.

4.Billy O’Toole Pre-review for The Swindler by Michelle Kaye Malsbury, BSBM, MM
All Things That Matter’s Press, ISBN 978-0-9844219-4-7: 2/22/10
Hi Michelle,
 
During a long and successful career in the trucking business, I always carried a stack of books to entertain myself and hopefully learn a little something also.  One of my favorites was Steven Frey because he always had some insights into the dark side of finance along with great characters.  Move over Frey and make room for Michelle Malsbury!
 
The Swindler has great characters, some lovable, and some not, but all believable.  Indeed, I felt like I already knew many and were acquainted with several others.  There were the obvious evil ones but the mindset of good ones being led along and seduced by money and the good life was particularly poignant. 
 
When my business blew up because I had no customers anymore, I began to study finance moved to being a Senior Financial Consultant.  In the process of interviews and study I felt like I met many of her characters, things just didn’t feel right, but oh so seductive!
 
All this set in quirky and sultry southern Florida, I could feel the humidity, see the pastels, and revel in the ambience.  What more could anyone want in book?
 
Bill O’Toole 
Senior Financial Consultant
Southern Commercial Corp 
Columbia, Mo.
 
573 808 2122
5.Marilou Trask-Curtin Review for TheSwindler:

Michelle:  First of all, congrats on an absolutely incredible book!!! Have you also written this as a screenplay????!!!! Would be amazing to watch and the timing seems right as well. 
 
I only found a couple of blips but after I wrote them down lost the note where I had written the page numbers. The  main one: There was mention of the basketball team the KNICKS…you had it written as the NICKS…that would need to be corrected as we New Yorker’s who are KNICKS fans would probably retaliate by throwing soggy basketballs your way–LOL…otherwise, an incredible story…!!!
 
The Review:  “The Swindler”  – an incredibly fast-paced roller-coaster ride through the world of illegal commodities trading with enough sun and sin to heat up every reader’s day (and night.)  Michelle Malsbury at her finest!  A definite must read!
                                           Marilou Trask-Curtin, Author of “In My Grandfather’s House:
                                        A Catskill Journal”
 
Thanks again for the opportunity to read “The Swindler” and I wish you all the best with it.  Also, sorry it took so long….
 
Take care,
Marilou
 
PS: I love the way you got MJ into the story with the crotch grabbing episode  :-]

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