Saturday, July 4, 2015

An EXPLOSIVE Read. . .

Hello Glorious Minds,

I'm so happy to say I'm BACK!  OMG, I've been going through it with my internet service, but I'm up and running again.  Ummph, never thought it would be this grueling to get the service I need.  I'm not one to "stay connected," but Lord you have no idea how hard it is when you can't work.  It's been a whole damn month thanks to these horrible electrical storms knocking out my power, frying my electronic equipment and the whole nine.  Hmm, that makes me think of Mary J. Blige's A Whole Damn Year.  Thank God it hasn't been that long, but 30 days was way too much. I was so limited in what I could do.  Hell, I was searching for the internet like a junkie in need of his fix.  It's awful how these companies got us feenin' for electronics.  Welp, that's behind me now.

Happy Fourth of July!  It's a new month and you already know how we do.  It's AAMBC time.  Oh yes indeed.  Due to the holiday, we don't have a huge selection, and that is due, in part, to the problems I expressed above, but we have one goodie that I'm sure will please. So without further ado, here we go. . .

“It had been a long time since another person treated me with love, respect and graciousness. More importantly, it had been a long time since someone treated me as if I was somebody. The two-year journey that led me to my decision had reached its peak. Something had to go-even if it was me.” Left to fend for herself, Nikki is starved of affection from her mother and the little attention she does receive often results in bruises. Feeling worthless and rejected, Nikki is determined to break free and find life outside of her painful circumstances. At only fourteen years old she boldly decides to embark on a journey to find her father, a missing piece to the puzzle of her life, but along the way she unravels more pain and layers of family abuse, causing her to want to give up. But she won’t give up. Not yet. Not Nikki. Not until she finds what she’s looking for. But, will Nikki find the love she desperately needs?

After enduring years of childhood abuse and struggling with depression and PTSD for fifteen years, Christy Lynn Abram embarked on a journey to self-healing using holistic wellness as her guide. Now, as a holistic muse herself, she is an established author and founder of Love Yourself Healthy.

Christy has studied as a Reiki master, EFT practitioner, reflexologist, massage therapist, and a crystal healer, all of which aided in her discovery of how to heal herself naturally. These life-changing skills also served as the foundation to enhancing her gift as an intuitive healer. She has been recognized by Patricia Mercier, bestselling author of the Chakra Bible, for her knowledge of the chakra system, gemstone healing, and energy medicine.
She also contributes to several online publications on the subject of holistic healing and offers individual coaching, e-courses, and workshops all designed to assist and encourage others on their journey toward a better, fuller life.

Christy also loves to use her gift of writing to help others. In her book Chakra Wellness: 7 Ways to Renew the Total she dives into the seven chakra centers from a mind-body-soul perspective. Readers learn how to discern key issues, heal imbalances, and maintain energetic barriers to eliminate stress and increase their overall well-being.

In her novel, Little Miss Somebody, Christy wears her heart on her sleeve and delivers an emotional tale of love and sacrifice. Based on a true story, Little Miss Somebody will be released in the spring of 2015. To learn more about Christy, her mission, and her books, please visit her at:

Find the Author and the Book:

Facebook: authorchristylynnabram

Twitter: WholisticMuse

Linkedin: christylynnabram

Goodreads: christylynnabram

Kimberly Ranee Hicks, Author/Poet/Reviewer

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Just a Small Thing!

Hello Intellectual Minds,

I apologize that I haven't updated the blog lately.  Unfortunately, I've been going through a little thing call "Internet Withdrawal."  And what I mean by that is I've had to change carriers and I'm in the process of getting a new service, so please bear with me.  I felt horrible that I wasn't able to converse with those of you who email, and again, I deeply apologize for that.  I tell you between these damn electrical storms knocking out my power, and trying to get my service up and running again, it's been a pure nightmare.  OMG, trust, you do NOT know the half!

But anyway, enough with my drama, what's going on with you?  Are you keeping up with your reading challenges.  Hmmph, the nerve of me, I know I haven't as of late.  Hell, my head space has been rather used up with fighting with my Internet carrier, so when all was said and done, I didn't have much left for concentrating on a story line.  As much as I believe in living my life and not staying constantly 'connected,' its been killing me not having the Internet for three weeks.  Yeah, you heard me right!  I bet some of you would go insane!  The only reason it's been hell for me is that I can't work without my Internet.  Oh sure, I can still write, but I do lots more than just that.  Research for one becomes rather difficult.  No worries though because I can put my library card to use.  Ummph, even that feels foreign these days.

Ooooh, these damn companies make us dependent on all these gadgets, and when one of those gadgets stops working or isn't working correctly, well. . .all hell literally breaks loose, and like I said, I've been through it these last few weeks.  

Having said all that, all hope is not lost.  I should be back up and running by week's end just in time to bring you AAMBC's July selections.  Can you guys believe it is July 1 on Wednesday?  Where is 2015 going?  You see what I mean by not wasting your time.  Who has time for that?  Look at how fast this year is going.  And although we had a horrible winter, summer hasn't been too promising.  Here I was, like a fool, thinking oh yeah, when summer comes it will be hot and sunny, and we've had nothing but rain, rain and more rain, and rain!  Did I say rain?!  I'm beginning to have root rot.  I can't take it anymore!  I was so shocked when I awoke this morning and saw something bright and yellow in the sky.  I had to do a double take because I had no idea what that foreign thing was.  Oooh. . .yeah, that's right--the sun.  Hmm, forgot it sits up there.  

It's starting to feel more like Seattle or London 'round these here parts, and I can't stand it! I'm like a flower--I need sunlight to grow and flourish.  My depression is starting to kick in like it does when winter rears its ugly head.

Anyhoo, I've got to run, but just wanted to say hey and to let you know I'm still around. Say a prayer for me that my Internet is up and kicking, so I can join the social media rat race once again.  Until then, have a great week, and pleasant and safe Fourth of July!