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New Book- Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer by Ronnie Malina

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Title:     Above and Beyond

Subtitle:             Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer

Author:             Ronnie Malina (with forward by Ann Carrizales)

Publisher:        Ronnie Malina

Genre:               Bio/Law Enforcement/Police Community Stories

Format:          Paperback & ebook

Length:    162 pages

Publication Date: November 18, 2020

Synopsis:

Above and Beyond: Heartfelt Stories of the American Police Officer is a compilation of positive stories highlighting the spectacular way law enforcement officers interact with citizens across this great nation. With negative headlines and hateful rhetoric being spewed daily on social media platforms and news networks, Ronnie Malina challenges the narrative that all cops are bad with heartwarming stories of hope, compassion, and love. During a time when the honor, integrity, and professionalism of our officers are in constant question, this book showcases how police officers routinely go above and beyond to help those they have sworn an oath to serve.

“The stories in this book point up some of the superlative behavior of these brothers and sisters of the ‘thin blue line.’ They help to redress the balance and restore faith at a time when the media presents so much negativity about these essential public servants. I truly believe that the vast majority of the members of the various Police services have joined for the right reasons and care deeply for the communities they serve. I laughed and sometimes cried while reading these short, punchy stories, each with its clear and usually optimistic message.” Roger Ley, Bestselling author of Chronoscape, The Muslim Prince, and The Steampunk Adventures of Harry Lampeter.

Buying Links:   https://www.amazon.com/Above-Beyond-Heartfelt-Stories-American/dp/1733083227

 

Hear  Taekwondo Life Magazine’s FREE PodCast featuring Master Ronnie Malina (Everywhere 1/18/2021):

 

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New eBook- Confidence and Gratitude By Telma Tavares

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Title: Confidence and Gratitude

Author:    Telma Tavares

Genre: NonFiction/ Self-improvement/Gratitude

Format: ebook

Publisher: Independent

Publication Date: NEW!

Synopsis: HELLO THERE!
I WANT TO PRESENT YOU MY VERY FIRST EBOOK. IT’S ALL ABOUT MY OWN EXPERIENCE WITH THE GREAT LAW OF ATTRACTION AND HOW I PASSED FROM A TOTALLY BROKEN PERSON TO A VERY HAPPY AND SUCCESSFUL ONE. IT’S TOTALLY REAL. AND IT WAS SO NICE TO WRITE BECAUSE THIS IS MY WAY OF SHARING IT WITH YOU! BECAUSE NOW IT’S YOUR TURN TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! SO, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! BUY IT, READ IT, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, STARTING NOW!

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New Release: Shantial’s Emotional Disaster By Shantial Dean

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Title:  Shantial’s Emotional Disaster

Author:    Shantial Dean

Genre: Non-Fiction/ Autobiography/Short reads

Format: eBook/Paperback

Pages:   82 pages

Publication Date: December, 2020

Synopsis: “You’ve heard things but not the truth. Shantial is opening up and pouring her heart out. Shantial was born and raised in South Carolina. She came from a broken dysfunctional household. Her father gave her the emotional support but was an alcoholic and her mother gave financial support but not emotional. She grew up not feeling love and was betrayed by a very close relative she trusted. When no one else was there to comfort her she found something very interesting to fill her empty heart. This novel is a lot of drama, sadness and shocking moments. This story is told by author Shantial Dean herself. No more SECRETS!

Link:    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0874LCNBR

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Featured Book: THE THEORY OF MINIMALISM IN THE XXI CENTURY by Willy Joke

 

Title:   THE THEORY OF MINIMALISM IN THE XXI CENTURY

Subtitle:   Lifestyle and Business

Author: Willy Joke

Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help/Motivational/Business

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Pages:   50 pages

Publication Date: November 2020 

Synopsis:     What if the key to a Life or a more satisfying Career, is to work for yourself? Looking to build a (highly profitable) but tailor-made Business?

Focusing intentionally on what is really important and set aside the rest, this book tries to explain Minimalism as a new and exciting approach.

Minimalism is what makes us shed their excess material things so they could focus on the most important “things” in life and work.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/THEORY-MINIMALISM-XXI-CENTURY-Lifestyle-ebook/dp/B08N2XVB79/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+theory+of+minimalism+in+the&qid=1605349880&sr=8-1

 

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Three by Geek Wing Chun’s, Steve Grogan

BOOK 1 : The Lone Warrior

LINK: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/TheLoneWarrior.html

DESCRIPTION: Do you have a burning desire to get better at Wing Chun, but you can’t because you can’t make it to class much? Then on the nights you DO make it, you discover class is full of beginners, so your skills don’t get pushed to the next level. Author Steve
Grogan was stuck in the same position, until he came up with the ideas that fill this tome.

The Lone Warrior will help you build a day-by-day training routine that accommodates YOUR schedule. Steve lists the activities he has picked for his own training and then shows how even a full-time working father of four can fit 30-60 minutes of training into each day, even on work days!

The activities are broken into several categories:
•Solo activities (Forms, Shadow Boxing, etc.)
•Activities that require gear (Wooden Dummy work)
•Activities that require partners (Chi Sao)
•Activities that require partners AND gear (Sparring)

Each Category section features a description of all activities. As you read these, you should notate which items sound most appealing and/or address areas where you need improvement.

***And in case you are wondering: yes, this book even gives you a solution to that one persistent, pesky question, “How do I get better at Chi Sao if no one in my life even knows how to do it?”***

Once each activity has been described, you get to the section the describes how Steve organizes each day. Yours might look completely different, and that’s okay. The whole point is to give you a blueprint to follow. It’s a catalyst to inspire you to find your own path toward Wing Chun mastery!

Designed as a companion piece to Steve Grogan’s book of the same name (available for purchase here: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/TheLoneWarrior.html, THE LONE WARRIOR App will help you build a training routine based around your daily schedule

 

BOOK 2:  How to Build a Free-Standing Wing Chun Wooden Dummy

LINK: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/HowtoBuildaFreestandingWingChunWoodenDummy.html

DESCRIPTION: Finally, a guide that tells you how to build a free-standing wooden dummy (AND how to weight it down) at an affordable price.

Most wooden dummies cost $1000, and they also come on big, bulky frames that won’t fit in your apartment/house. Then you look for dummies that are built WITHOUT the frame, but guess what? They cost just as much!

You search for guides on how to build your own, but it seems like every guide out there tells you how to build them only with those gigantic frames. There are none that show you how to build one that can stand on its own.

Until now.

In this book, Steve Grogan provides you with everything you need to make your own dummy:

*A list of supplies
*Ideas on how to save $$$ on the above
*Easy-to-follow instructions
*Tips on how to weigh it down, and…
*Contact information if you have any questions

Grab this guide, and you will have a free-standing wooden dummy in your house in no time!

Steve Grogan is the founder of Geek Wing Chun (http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/). He has been practicing Wing Chun since 1995, and Geek Wing Chun is his way of sharing training tips and ideas with the world.

 

BOOK 3:  How to Teach Wing Chun

LINK: http://www.geekwingchuninc.com/HowtoTeachWingChun.html

DESCRIPTION: Martial arts schools are not like colleges. It’s not like everyone starts and finishes on the same date, and everyone is expected to know the same material by the end of the year. People start at different times, and they have different learning curves. They will not all advance at the same rate, even if they DO all start on the same day.

So how do we teach martial arts? Do we go into each class with no idea or lesson plan, just teaching willy nilly and hope that our students become good at our given style? No. We still need an underlying structure, a curriculum that provides an outline yet is still flexible to be changed if the need arises.

Steve Grogan has been studying Wing Chun since 1995 and teaching it since 2017. Over the last few years, he has analyzed and condensed his approach to teaching in a way that hits up areas where most students struggle. He knows that new students need more than just theory and forms; they need proof that what they are practicing will actually work if they ever have to defend themselves.

This book shows new Wing Chun instructors how they can organize what might initially seem like a formless monster into a clear and concise curriculum. Odds are that even OLD Wing Chun instructors might find something enlightening in its pages.

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Featured Book: A Living An Extraordinary Life: 9 Transformational Strategies To Live Your Best Life Now by Barbara Wayman

 

Title:   A Living An Extraordinary Life

Subtitle:   9 Transformational Strategies To Live Your Best Life Now

Author: Barbara Wayman

Genre: Non-Fiction/Self-Help/Motivational

Format: Kindle/Paperback

Publisher: CreateSpace

Pages:   116 pages

Publication Date: July 27, 2015

Synopsis:     Have you ever felt a pull toward greatness but stuck on what to do next? Have you watched people you know accomplish wonderful things and secretly wondered how they pulled it off? Living An Extraordinary Life pulls back the veil on little known strategies that can catapult anyone from so-so to Wow! Once you understand these lessons, you can apply them immediately to rocket out of mediocrity and into epic living.

Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Living-Extraordinary-Life-Transformational-Strategies-ebook/dp/B012U36QBG/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=barbara+wayman&qid=1604348889&sr=8-1

 

Editorial Reviews

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“Also, local PR veteran Barbara Wayman is out with Living An Extraordinary Life – 9 Transformational Strategies for Living Your Best Life Now, which she said helps turn ‘experiences and lessons learned into helpful and practical tactics anyone can use to make small but impactful changes in their habits, thoughts and routines.'” – Columbus Business First

“This book absolutely needed to be written. I am getting so much out of it. The content is perfect for women seeking to step into their greatness. Everyone needs to read it.” -Barbara Stanny, author of Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles

“This is a nightstand book. I will refer to it often to get some positive thoughts before I go to sleep. I will also use it to start each day with a challenge and some positive encouragement.” -Jennifer Jones Parker

“I love this book. It inspired me to make a simple change in how I approached a long-term goal. That small little shift made a huge difference. Starting with something easy, as Ms. Wayman suggests, was key.” -Ann Francis

“If you know Barbara, you know that she’s a deep thinker and has super-amazing, original thoughts and expert insights popping up all day long, so I simply couldn’t wait to learn more about her secrets to living an extraordinary life! I was not disappointed. I highly recommend her book if you want to live an extraordinary life.” –Meredith Liepelt, author of Own Your Star Power: Discover Yourself, Reveal Yourself, Get Discovered –This text refers to the paperback edition.

About the AuthorBarbara Wayman is passionate about living your best life now. She is an award-winning travel writer and public relations professional whose celebrity interviews and international travel stories have appeared in Home & Away magazine since 2001. She has modeled and acted in dozens of TV commercials and two short films and she recently competed in her debut bikini fitness competition. Barbara holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University. When she’s not lifting weights or devouring books she is probably planning her next big adventure. –This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Featured Book-Self-Love Manual: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts To Achieve Financial Success by Tera Chantelle

 

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Title:        Self-Love Manual: Discover Your Spiritual Gifts To Achieve Financial Success 

Author:  Tera Chantelle

Genre: Non-Fiction/Motivational/Business

Format: ebook & paperback

Pages:    107 Pages

Date:      May 2020

Publisher: Independent

Synopsis:

How do you currently love yourself? Self-Love isn’t easy. Especially, when society has ingrained made up regulations to push us further away for our truth. We must tap into our spiritual gifts to discover financial freedom. This manual is for taking control of your own destiny. The actions and habits taught in this book will teach you self-motivation, self-investing and MORE. The journey requires a mindset of abundance and discipline. It’s crucial to take the time to invest in the inner work of self. It’s important to know yourself because that simple investment will add value to the world. Understand, providing value to the world gives you the influence that a job can never take away from you. The revolutionary guide will give you knowledge to gain the courage to step into your own power. It’s time to share your spiritual gifts to the world. Embrace the journey of Self-Love.

 

Buying Links:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088VXM3SY

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New Release- Into The Garden: Lessons on a Spiritual Journey by Cathy and Russell Gregory

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Title:                                                   Into The Garden

Subtitle:                                            Lessons on a Spiritual Journey

Author:                                             Cathy Gregory & Russell Gregory

Genre:                                               NonFiction/Spiritual/Faith

Format:                                             Paperback/eBook

Publication Date:                            July 20, 2020

Synopsis:                                          For Everything there is a Season” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

An inspirational treasure, filled with uplifting personal memoirs, poetic prose and spiritual wisdom. The author Cathy Lynn Gregory teaches us to enter into relationship with God who meets us where we are in every season of our life. She leads us on a journey of the heart by sharing raw, honest and transformational stories of her life as a Christian mother, and entrepreneur. Rich with scripture, Into the Garden is soul food for the heart and a must for every Christian wanting to deepen their relationship with God.

 

  • •Learn the power of preparing, planting and cultivating God’s word
  • Learn the spiritual meaning of pain and suffering
  • Learn to rejoice in the Lord always!
  • Learn the benefits of prayer and faith
  • Learn the danger of temptation, and how to overcome it
  • Learn the healing power of forgiveness

 

 

  • This book delivers powerful messages by use of the seasons as outlined in Ecclesiastes.  The universal themes

    of human experience such as faith, worry, hope, courage, forgiveness, pain, suffering, preparation, healing, love and renewal, are presented in easy to read essays. Cathy shares with her readers practical down to earth spiritual messages just as God shared them with her while gardening in her east Texas home many years ago.

 

Buying Link:     https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08C811QSP/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i0

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New Release- Diary of the Hottest Chili Pepper by Thousand Times

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Title:  Diary of the Hottest Chili Pepper

Author:    Jonathan “Thousand Times” King*

Genre: Literature/Fiction/Children’s

Publisher: Lift Off Ventures LLC

Format: ebook (Audio and Coloring Book coming Soon)

Pages:   100 pages

Publication Date: August 6, 2020

Synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed music producer “Thousand Times” has released his first book. Billed as the definitive self-help book for ages 4 to 104 ‘Diary of the Hottest Chili Pepper’ introduces the reader to concepts such as the importance of perseverance, being the best version of yourself & disregarding naysayers.

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Featured Book- Life of Action II by Mike Fury

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Title:  Life Of Action II 

Author:   Mike Fury

Publisher:        Mill City Press

Genre: Action/Film/Martial Arts

Format: Hardcover, Paperback & ebook

Publication Date: 2020

Synopsis:

 

Life of Action II takes readers behind-the-scenes once again for a compelling series of conversations, shedding light on the overlooked and misunderstood world of action genre cinema. In this brand-new collection of original interviews, we meet and get under the skin of some of the hardest working actors, filmmakers and stunt professionals working today to find out what motivates and inspires them, and the lessons we can take. 

Featuring new interviews with top talent such as Zoë Bell (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Death Proof), Michael Jai White (Black Dynamite, Spawn), Frank Grillo (Captain America: Civil War, Wheelman), Tony Jaa (Fast & Furious 7, Ong Bak), Simon West (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Con Air), Vic Armstrong (Total Recall, Raiders of the Lost Ark), Gareth Evans (Apostle, The Raid) and many more, this is a must-have for creatives and film fans, alike. 

Sharing unique stories and exclusive images from Bond, Indiana Jones, John Wick, The Raid, The Expendables and more, Life of Action II is an action-packed anthology unlike any other and raises the bar as any sequel should.

Buying Links:

https://www.mikefury.net/shop/life-of-action-book-ii

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