Tai Chi Qigong The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming
Reviews / March 13, 2017

Title: Tai Chi Qigong The Internal Foundation of Tai Chi Chuan Publisher: YMAA Publication Center Release Date: November 1, 2013 Pages: 188 Description This revised edition of our best selling beginner Tai Chi Qigong book includes a new and modern easy-to-follow layout. Every qigong movement is presented in two to four large photographs with clear instructions, followed by a discussion of how the movements aid in improving Tai Chi practice. Tai chi chuan is an internal martial art that uses soft/round movements to redirect an opponent’s incoming force. Qigong exercises are an internal method of increasing and circulating your body’s energy (qi). This book teaches tai chi qigong exercises that are useful for improving your tai chi skills and overall health. IF YOU ALREADY KNOW A TAI CHI FORM, here are a few ways that you will use tai chi qigong to reach new levels of skill and ability. To feel qi To regulate body, breathing, and intention To learn how to use intention to lead qi To learn how to circulate qi To learn how to expand qi To learn how to use qi to energize muscles Accelerates the health benefits of tai chi IF YOU DON’T KNOW TAI…

Murder, Stage Left: A Nero Wolfe Mystery by Robert Goldsborough
Reviews / March 12, 2017

Title: Murder, Stage Left: A Nero Wolfe Mystery Series: Nero Wolfe Author: Robert Goldsborough Publisher: Open Road Media Release Date: Marc 7, 2017 Pages: 246 Description It’s curtains for a famous Broadway director, and private investigator Nero Wolfe is on the case—but his assistant, Archie Goodwin, is a suspect. When a renowned theater director senses something amiss during his latest production, he calls in Nero Wolfe. Though the corpulent genius wouldn’t normally accept a job this vague, a mutual friend dangles the prospect of a very rare orchid in exchange for his services, and Wolfe can’t resist. With a mind to suss out useful backstage gossip, Wolfe turns to his faithful assistant, Archie Goodwin, to impersonate a journalist in order to speak to the cast. Though Goodwin’s conversations prove unfruitful, on his last day at the theater, the director is murdered in his soundproof booth, poisoned by an unseen culprit during an evening performance. In short order, an actor whose health is failing attempts suicide with the same poison. Now Goodwin is a prime suspect in the director’s demise, effectively sidelining him for the rest of the case, and freelance gumshoe Saul Panzer must step in to help wrangle the…

Set Free by Anthony Bidulka
Reviews / December 11, 2016

Title: Set Free Author: Anthony Bidulka Publisher: Bon Vivant Books Release Date: September 6, 2016 Pages: 285 Description The truth will set you free. Can lies do the same? Within minutes of arriving in the exotic, enigmatic, sweltering city of Marrakech, renowned author Jaspar Wills is kidnapped, blindfolded, bound, and beaten. As Wills struggles to survive the ordeal, he recounts his rise to fame and the tragic events that led him to Morocco. With the kidnapper’s demands left unmet, Wills faces death with fear, grief…and guilt. Is what happened in the past tied to his abduction? Is someone he loves responsible? Or is this payback for his sins? Living with a loss far greater than his own death, Jaspar yearns to be set free. But do some kinds of freedom come at too high a cost? Six months later, struggling reporter Katie Edwards travels to Morocco to stake her claim on the story with everything—international intrigue, mystery, celebrity, violence, sex, heartbreak, betrayal. Once there, she discovers a shocking truth. As the young journalist’s career soars, Jaspar Wills’ is destroyed…until an act of revenge leads to a stunning revelation that will change everything. Book Review: Set Free by Anthony Bidulka Review…

Crepes of Wrath by Sarah Fox
Alibi , Random House , Reviews , Women Sleuths / December 8, 2016

Title: Crepes of Wrath Series: A Pancake House Mystery Author: Sarah Fox Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi Pages: 257 Description USA TODAY BESTSELLER • In the debut of a delightful cozy mystery series, Sarah Fox introduces a charming new heroine who finds herself in a sticky situation: stacking pancakes, pouring coffee, and investigating murder. Bonus content: includes original recipes inspired by the Flip Side Pancake House menu! When Marley McKinney’s aging cousin, Jimmy, is hospitalized with pneumonia, she agrees to help run his pancake house while he recovers. With its rustic interior and syrupy scent, the Flip Side Pancake House is just as she pictured it—and the surly chef is a wizard with crêpes. Marley expects to spend a leisurely week or two in Wildwood Cove, the quaint, coastal community where she used to spend her summers, but then Cousin Jimmy is found murdered, sprawled on the rocks beneath a nearby cliff. After she stumbles across evidence of stolen goods in Jimmy’s workshop, Marley is determined to find out what’s really going on in the not-so-quiet town of Wildwood Cove. With help from her childhood crush and her adopted cat, Flapjack, Marley sinks her teeth into the investigation….

Bluebonnet Betrayal by Marty Wingate
Reviews / December 8, 2016

Title: Bluebonnet Betrayal Series: Potting Shed Mysteries Author: Marty Wingate Publisher: Random House Publishing Group – Alibi Release Date: August 2, 2016 Pages: 294 Description Bestselling author Marty Wingate “plants clever clues with a dash of romantic spice,” raves Mary Daheim. Now Wingate’s inimitable gardening heroine, Pru Parke, is importing a precious bloom from Texas—and she won’t let a vicious murder stop her. Pru’s life in England is coming full circle. A Texas transplant, she’s married to the love of her life, thriving in the plum gardening position she shares with her long-lost brother, and prepping a Chelsea Flower Show exhibit featuring the beloved bluebonnets of the Texas hill country. Technically, Twyla Woodford, the president of a gardening club in the Lone Star State, is in charge of the London event, but Pru seems to be the one getting her hands dirty. When they finally do meet, Pru senses a kindred spirit—until Twyla turns up dead. Although Twyla’s body was half buried under a wall in their display, Pru remains determined to mount a spectacular show. Twyla would have insisted. So Pru recruits her husband, former Detective Chief Inspector Christopher Pearse, to go undercover and do a bit of unofficial…

365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham
Reviews / September 22, 2016

Title: 365 Tarot Spreads Author: Sasha Graham Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Release Date: May 8, 2014 Pages: 408 Description A tarot reading is a quest for answers to your greatest questions, deepest desires, and most profound needs. The power of tarot lies in the questions, and now you can discern answers to those questions with fascinating and magical results 365 days a year. Explore a tarot quest on any topic with extensive spread categories, including: Love and Romance Money and Career Health and Well-Being Home and Family Personal Growth Astrology and the Zodiac Multicultural Holidays Rituals and Occult Studies Grief and Moving Forward SpiritualityUse 365 Tarot Spreads year after year with spreads you can apply anytime and in any situation. Each spread is based on a significant historical or magical occurrence on that particular day, and each one is accompanied by a detailed explanation and sample questions to focus on while reading. This wondrous guide provides a magnificent journey to achieve enlightenment every day. Book Review: 365 Tarot Spreads by Sasha Graham Review by Dawn Thomas 408 Pages Publisher: Llewellyn Publications Tarot, Divination, Ritual, Magic, Spirituality Ms. Graham begins the book with a short introduction in which she explains tarot and…