New Release: Coloring To Relax Mandalas & Geometric Patterns Volume 2

We're pleased to announce the release of Coloring To Relax: Mandalas & Geometric Patterns Volume 2

Designed by Mary D. Brooks

The book contains 30 mandalas and geometric patterns.

Purchase from Amazon and Other Bookstores

WHY SHOULD WE COLOR?

How does coloring help? Isn’t that just for children? Psychologist Gloria Martinez Ayala recently discussed why it’s so important for adults as well as children. She was interviewed by the Huffington Post where she said: “The relaxation that it provides lowers the activity of the amygdala, a basic part of our brain involved in controlling emotion that is affected by stress.”

So what does that mean? It means by immersing ourselves in one activity that our energies are totally focused, our brains are not focused on the things that stress us out. This is quite true. It does work.

We all lead very busy lives with work commitments, family and health issues. There is so much going on. We neglect the one thing we should not and that is ourselves. We need to MAKE time for ourselves. In between writing fiction, I color my own designs or buy coloring books geared towards adults although the children’s coloring books take me back a few years. It gives me pleasure and hours of fun!

When we were children (and for some of us, that may be some time ago), we found enjoyment in creating art by coloring. We spent many hours hunched over our coloring books with crayons (or pencils and/or markers). We found pleasure in the simple act of coloring in.

What has happened since then? We grew up. We abandoned the simple pleasure of immersing ourselves in our coloring efforts. Life has knocked us around. Okay time to get back to what makes us happy and to forget our troubles, even for a short while.

Break out your favorite coloring pencils/crayons / paints – however you want to do it, do it!


Nor The Battle To The Strong Review by Book Viral

Book Viral has reviewed Mary D. Brooks' latest novel “Nor The Battle To The Strong” – Check it out

The Intertwined Souls Series has come a long way since Brooks first released In The Blood Of The Greeks and her many fans were right to have high expectations of her latest release. Over the course of five previous award-winning LGBT novels, we’ve seen Eva and Zoe grow as she teases out every shadow and nuance of their characters. We’ve been voyeurs to a deeply felt love story that’s been told with an exquisite eye for detail, but none of this quite prepares you for Nor The Battle To The Strong. Writing in a niche genre such as Lesbian Romance whilst garnering broader appeal is never easy and yet this is exactly what Brooks does, delivering a story that is sensuous, intelligent and sophisticated. As with previous releases, she delivers plot complexity in strikingly personal terms, but here she adds another level of poignancy as she highlights the contrasts between who Eva and Zoe are now and the past to which they are again drawn.

Making for a richly observed narrative and another wonderful read in the Intertwined Souls Series, Nor The Battle To The Strong proves an excellent release in the Historical Lesbian Romance sub-genre and is recommended without reservation.

Check out the full review here


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Nor The Battle To The Strong – Print and Ebook Released!

NEW RELEASE: Nor The Battle To The Strong –

AVAILABLE NOW >  EBOOK EDITION

AVAILABLE NOW >  PRINT EDITION 

Will Justice For One Have Life Threatening Repercussions For Many?

On the night of November 9, 1938 in Berlin, Germany a teenager's life was forever changed. Sent to the village of Aiden at the foothills of the Bavarian Alps, body and mind were shattered in the brutal Aiden Research Facility. Eighteen years later, Eva Lambros is no longer a teenager but a wealthy heiress. She is poised and confident with the family she has always wanted but there is one last obstacle she must overcome. Together with her partner, the formidable Zoe Lambros, they travel to Aiden to open a memorial to the hundreds of souls that lost their lives. Aiden left Eva with debilitating mental constraints that have taken years to overcome but is she ready to confront and overcome her greatest fear?

Zoe not only has to contend with Eva's state of mind, but she is also pulled into a mystery that involves a woman's search for justice amidst shocking revelations that reaches into the upper echelons of Aiden society.

The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong…

 

New Novella Ebook: A Gift From God by Mary Williams

Just released: Gift From God by Mary Williams

Genre: Christian Fiction

Will God's gift come in time to save Martie's life?

Martie is alone in the world for the first time since her parents passed away. Christmas Eve finds her out in the streets until she rescues a lost puppy called Boomerang. The puppy brings her into contact with Father Francis Dowd from a nearby church who is out looking for his lost dog. Martie has no place to sleep for the night and Father Francis offers her a church shed that's being renovated. 

Can this act of kindness set in motion events that can restore her faith by giving her a precious gift from God?

Available on Kindle

ePub and PDF to be available shortly

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