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Book Blitz: Daughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis, #1) by Kelsey Ketch (spotlight, excerpt, giveaway)

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daughter of isisDaughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis, #1)
written by Kelsey Ketch
published by Kelsey Ketch

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About the book – from Goodreads: “Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.”

Their worlds collide in California’s high desert.

The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction.

Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death.

The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls.

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“She has always protected our family,” Zofia told her. “And we have always been careful to protect her in return.”

Protected, Natti snorted and picked the box up gently and tilted it upright so she could look at the relief. Then why was her grandmother dead? Murdered in her own home?

She brushed her fingers over the mother-of-pearl feathers of Isis’s wings. Patterns of stars, ankhs, and eyes graced the borders, the mother-of-pearl incasing them in fine lines of shimmering white. Straightening her position on the floor, she leaned her back against the bed frame and studied the figures and images.

As she tipped the box just a bit more, something shifted and clinked against the wood inside. Natti froze. She glanced at her cat, who had stuck her nose over the rim of her fort; her eyes like saucers. Returning her attention back to the cedar box, Natti opened the lid. The maroon, velvet lining greeted her, but nothing more. Natti cocked her head and closed the box again as she thought. She examined the exterior, giving it a small shake. A metallic object scraped and rattled against the wood. A thought hit her, and she looked back inside, this time comparing the interior depth to the height of the exterior.

“Oh shit!” Natti rechecked to make sure her eyes hadn’t failed her. “No, bloody way!”

 

Kelsey KetchAbout the author: During her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.

Find Ms. Ketch here: webFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads

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Review: Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

elantrisElantris (Elantris #1)
written by Brandon Sanderson
published by Tor Books

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Why did I pick this book: It was recommended to me.

Did I enjoy this book:
I did.  A friend of mine recommended it to me, and well, I’m a sucker for sci-fi.  There was just a bit too much politicking for my interests, but I did enjoy it, and if you’re a fan of Dune, you’ll like it as well.  The imagery was stunning – it would translate well to the big screen – and the writing was darn close to perfection.

The conclusion felt a bit contrived; it was, despite the numerous deaths, just a bit too neat.  The Elantrians are doused in oil, Spirit is on his way to eternal damnation, and Serene is moments away from her demise, and yet – suddenly – everything falls into place quite perfectly, and everything turns out okay.   It was just a bit too lovely to be believable (well, as believable as a book about a city of once-magical-now-zombie people can be, I suppose). Even still, I enjoyed it up to the last page.

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Would I recommend it: For sure!  Especially if you’re a fan of the Dune series, you’ll like the mix of politics, magic, and love affairs.

Will I read it again: It’s unlikely due to the ginormous “To Read” list I’m currently grappling with, but Sanderson left ample room for a sequel, and I’d certainly read that!

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About the book – from Goodreads:
 Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.

Arelon’s new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping — based on their correspondence — to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god.

But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

A rare epic fantasy that doesn’t recycle the classics and that is a complete and satisfying story in one volume, Elantris is fleet and fun, full of surprises and characters to care about. It’s also the wonderful debut of a welcome new star in the constellation of fantasy.

 

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Blog Tour: What Remains by Bart Baker (spotlight)

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written by Bart Baker
published by Bart Baker

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About the book: When Conner Carter is banished from New York for cheating on his socialite wife, he flies across country to Sonoma, California to stay with his brother Cody, Cody’s ridiculously wealthy husband, Rhett, and their two adopted Cambodian children.  Since childhood, Conner has been jealous of the gilded life Cody has led, but Conner learns that what glitters often tarnishes and shatters in shocking and dangerous ways.  Having always taken life’s easiest route, Conner now finds that path closed when he is forced to step up for his brother when Cody’s personal life crumbles after Rhett goes missing in Colombia on a documentary film shoot.  Conner’s world unravels when the woman he’s fallen in love with, their black Puerto Rican nanny, Zinzi, finds her violent past catching up with her.  From the tattered and surprising pieces of these characters’ intense and complicated lives, these people will discover the strength in What Remains.

About the author: With two feature films, eleven movies for television, four television series credits, as well as eight theatrical plays produced around the world, What Remains is Bart’s second novel. Bart’s first novel, Honeymoon With Harry, was a critical and commercial success and the movie rights were bought by Warner Bros./New Line Cinema for a feature film.  He’s recently sold a film project in conjunction with the hit song by Miranda Lambert, Over You, to the Lifetime Network.   Bart lives in Ellisville, Missouri with his family. For more information about the author and his work, please visit www.bartbaker.com.

Find Mr. Baker here: web, blog, Goodreads

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Happy Thanksgiving Giveaway

Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

I am very thankful for so many things — for my family, friends, and for all of you. Without you, I wouldn’t keep doing what I’m doing. Thank you!!!

 

And to say THANK YOU to all of you, I wanted to offer a giveaway of either a $15 Barnes & Noble or Amazon gift card to a US follower/entrant or a book of your choice (up to a $15 value) from The Book Depository (provided TBD ships to you) to an INT follower/entrant.

 

What are you thankful for?

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Blog Tour: Exception by Patty Maximini (spotlight, guest post, giveaway)

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written by Patty Maximini
published by Patty Maximini

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About the book: When all hope for moving on from a life filled with pain was gone, Emily Watson closed herself off to the world, packed her bags, and moved across the country in search of a new life. What she found was a career she adored and friends whom she loved. It wasn’t a full and complete life, but it was definitely better than what she knew before.

When all hope for being loved and accepted for who he was instead of what he had was gone, Taylor Carter decided that trusting people outside of his family wasn’t really smart and would only lead to disappointment. With his world turned upside down, his life became about his work, and every new relationship was meaningless and superficial. He was safe, and definitely content, but never truly happy.

When all hope for staying awake during a long day was gone, Emily and Taylor found themselves at the same coffee cart. Little did they know then that the worst coffee they’d ever drank would forever change their lives.

When hopeless people are blinded by an endless pain. When contentment and safety feels like the best option, and love seems impossible, they may just find an EXCEPTION.

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One day, I was killing time, going through my Pinterest page and I saw this pin that said “The most beautiful smiles hide the deepest pain.” That got me thinking about people who experience great traumas in their lives, the kind of trauma that changes you forever, and how strong someone has to be to overcome that. That strength and resilience was very inspiring to me. I wanted to create a character who portrayed both those things despite having endured unbearable pain, and that’s when Emily was born.

Like most people who have lived through traumatic experiences, she has a lot of scars and issues which she deals with by creating self-defense mechanisms. Despite of that, she’s never allowed those experiences to make her bitter, which, in my opinion, is her biggest virtue, and through that, she finds friends, normalcy, and happiness the best way she knows how.

Emily is beautiful. She’s got long, silky black hair, deep blue eyes, a body to die for, and a smile that lights up a room. She’s funny, intelligent, caring, passionate about books, and deeply addicted to caffeine. But she’s also broken by a past that is difficult to overcome.

patty maximiniAbout the author: I’m Patty, and words have always been a passion of mine. I’ve always loved to read them, write them and learn them in other languages. Last year, I’ve decided to take that passion and turn it into a book, the result was Exception, my very first novel due this October.

Whenever I’m not sitting behind my computer, I’m either enjoying the company of my dear hubby, Alex, and our four four-legged babies or reading. I’m a firm believer in long hand written letters, love of any kind and good stories.

Find Ms. Maximini here: blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads

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Blog Tour: Sia by Josh Grayson (review, giveaway)

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written by Josh Grayson
published by Josh Grayson

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by YA Bound. I was also asked by the author to review this book before the blog tour opened up. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book:
I really enjoyed this book. It took about a day to read because I read every free chance I had. I didn’t want to put it down. I put off other stuff just so I could read this book. I even considered (but talked myself out of) ignoring party guests (family) until I finished the book. (I reconsidered and finished it after the party. I believe it was the first thing I did when everyone left.)

Anyway, Sia just grabbed me. I got the message. I felt for Sia. I felt for her friends. I felt for those who were not her friends. I wanted to know who she was and who she would end up being. Carol, Stacy, and Kyle were some of my favorites. Kyle was a good guy. He wasn’t afraid to stand up for his fellow classmates, for himself, for others. He wasn’t afraid to let go if the need arose. Stacy was conflicted. I think she knew what she was doing was wrong but I don’t think she wanted to be on the receiving end of it. She tried for the most part. I loved her in the end. Carol was wise and showed Sia that not everyone ends up in the situations/circumstances that they do because of their own fault. Sometimes events happen that set off a chain of events.

I loved every minute of this book. Sia could have been a cliche. It could have been very predictable in a number of ways. However, this was a fresh take on this particular theme. I was proud of Sia, her family, her friends (old and new). All of the characters fit their descriptions and their true selves.

Sia has a great message. This is a wonderful YA book. It’s clean, romantic, smart, gripping, emotional. Sia left me with that happy, giddy grin that I so enjoy.

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Would I recommend it: Absolutely.

Will I read it again: I may.

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About the book: When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

 

Josh Author PicAbout the author: Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, administrative assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).

Sia is his debut YA novel.

Find Mr. Grayson here: web, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Instagram

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Book Blitz: Stim by Kevin Berry (spotlight, excerpt, giveaway)

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written by Kevin Berry
published by Waspie Publishing

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About the book: Robert is different. He has Asperger’s Syndrome. He experiences the world differently to 99% of the population. Follow his entertaining and highly empathetic story as he struggles to realise and accept who he really is, try to understand other people—which he cannot—and find a girlfriend. Especially find a girlfriend—he’s decided it’s his special project for the year. Accompanied on this transformative journey by his quirky flatmates, Chloe (who also has Asperger’s, amongst other things), Stef (who hasn’t, but doesn’t mind) and their oddly-named kitten, Robert endures a myriad of awkward moments in his quest to meet a nice, normal girl…and not even a major earthquake will stop him.

This absorbing and humorous story is starkly told from Robert’s point of view, through the kaleidoscope of autistic experience.efcexcerpt

Meeting Chloe in the café became comfortingly familiar and as regular as clockwork. On Mondays, Tuesdays (twice), Thursdays and Fridays, we convened in the café—nearly always at the same corner table, whenever we could occupy it, and with the same drinks—like déjà vu stuck in some kind of unstoppable time loop. On a few occasions, the time passed without either of us saying anything, but somehow comforted by the other’s presence. Sometimes we talked about our studies or assignments, but mostly we talked about ourselves. Or more accurately, I should say Chloe talked about herself. She had been entirely truthful about the verbal diarrhoea. Words spilled out of her mouth with a rapid staccato, machine-gun-like rhythm.

But I did not mind this. When I was in the café by myself, I could only observe people interacting socially, try to work out what was going on in their minds and what it was they were doing, to try to unravel the mystery of their behaviour. I never actually knew what was going on with them, could never properly interpret what I observed, because I could only imagine. Invariably, people behaved inconsistently and did not do what I expected or wanted them to do, and I could not discern any patterns underlying their actions. This was confusing, sometimes bewildering.

With Chloe, it was all very easy. She just poured herself out to me, wholly and honestly and clearly, and I lapped it all up like a thirsty kitten drinking cream from the saucer of knowledge. For the first time, I had a friend I could understand, and who could understand me, because we seemed to communicate on the same wavelength. I think she felt the same, but she never said exactly.

Chloe told me all about herself, how she had been first diagnosed when young, and passed from doctor to doctor and psychiatrist to psychiatrist, collecting the acronyms of different diagnoses like alphabet soup until finally she was evaluated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Once she knew that, she sped-read numerous books on the subject, assimilating their collective wisdom. The very best, she told me, were those written by fellow Aspies who had struggled to fit into the NS world but ultimately prevailed to establish their own place within it somehow, and yet remain true to themselves. Chloe said she could identify with their early lives, and that everything in her own life, past and present, made sense to her after reading those books. She had always known she was different, and now she understood why. And I agreed with her. I borrowed the books and read them too. I felt the same.

Chloe explained that her father travelled a lot on business and tried to make up for his frequent absences by ensuring that she always had the best care possible. Evaluations. Psych tests. Personality tests. Private mental hospital whenever she felt especially distressed. A seemingly interminable tweaking of her medications (eleven different combinations so far) in an attempt to find the right mix and dosage, a kind of educated guessing on the part of her doctors. There is so little known about the human mind in general and the Aspie mind in particular. It is so complex that all the doctors can do is just try one thing at a time, pick up the pieces if it does not work out as planned, and try something else, trying to solve the incomplete jigsaw of a fractured human mind.

One day when she met me in the café, my life changed forever.

KevinAbout the author: Kevin Berry is an indie author. His particular niche is writing Aspie New Adult contemporary novels set in an earthquake zone. The first of these is STIM, published in October 2013.

His first novels, co-written with Diane Berry, are Dragons Away!, Growing Disenchantments and Fountain of Forever (humorous fantasy).

These are available as paperbacks and ebooks at Amazon and elsewhere.

Find Mr. Berry here: web, Twitter, Goodreads

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Review: Me on the Floor, Bleeding by Jenny Jägerfeld

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written by Jenny Jägerfeld
published by Stockholm Text

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Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the publicist to review this title. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book:
Surprisingly, yes.

Imagine Lisbeth from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower getting together to create a new character. They would no doubt spawn Maja  and her story in Me On The Floor, Bleeding.

This book has so much to offer. Jägerfeld creates explicit imagery, writing with near surgical precision. She develops characters whose isolation feels contagious and chilling.

Maja, the main character, is what we would call accident prone. Early in her story it becomes clear that her numerous external injuries are metaphors for psychological wounds. At one point another character jokes with Maja that she should learn to wear red t-shirts so the blood won’t show.

I want to stop and let that last sentence sink in. For young adults edging ever nearer to adult choices, problems, and disappointments, I guess that’s a big part of growing up; learning to wear a cool, red exterior so the blood of our emotional injuries don’t show through. Disturbing.

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Would I recommend it: Yes.  It’ll appeal mostly to YA readers and those who enjoy a dark, psychological drama that packs a powerful emotional punch.

Will I read it again: I will not.  It’ll take weeks to get some of those dark images out of my mind.

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About the book – from Goodreads: High school outsider Maja would never hurt her¬self on purpose as her dad, teachers, and classmates seem to believe. Can’t a person saw off the tip of her thumb without everyone starting to worry? That is, everyone except Maja’s mum, who seems to have disappeared from the face of earth.

Crashing a neighbor’s party, Maja meets twenty-year-old Justin Case, a super-verbal car mechanic with pink pants, who makes her forget everything about absent mothers and sawn-off thumbs, at least temporarily. But then Maja hacks into her father’s e-mail account and reads an e-mail that hurts more than all the electric saws in the world.

In this funny and clever coming-of-age novel, seventeen-year-old Maja describes each moment with such bare-bones honesty that one can’t help but be drawn into her world. Wise beyond her years yet still surprisingly naïve, her story is entertaining and enlightening, at turns both hilarious and bittersweet.

 

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Book Blast: Tale of the Messed Up Talen Show by Melissa Perry Moraja (spotlight, giveaway)

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written by Melissa Perry Moraja
published by Independent – Melissa Productions Inc.

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About the book: Madison Wunderkind is a sweet, honest girl, who always seems to find herself in trouble with the principal. But this time she’s not alone. It all started three days earlier, when Sophia, the most popular fifth-grade girl at Gator Elementary, asked Madison to hang out and plan this year’s talent show. Instantly, Madison had become Little Miss Popular. But what Madison soon discovered was that being Little Miss Popular wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Her best friends were ignoring her. Her brothers were angry at her. And her guardian angel, GA, was irritated by her snobbish attitude. And if things couldn’t get more messed up for Madison, everything that could go wrong at the talent show did, sparking Principal Dimples to find out why! Find out what happens at Gator Elementary’s Talent Show. Will GA be able to help Madison? Or will Madison become Little Miss Lonely? Also, try and find one of GA’s feathers in each picture!

You can purchase the first book of the series (e-copy), Tale of the Slimy Spitball for only 99 cents until Christmas, December 25, 2013 from Amazon. Just click on the cover below!

 

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About the author: Melissa Perry Moraja, Founder of Melissa Productions, Inc., is an entrepreneurial mom, a multifaceted business woman, a creative producer, and an author/illustrator of numerous modern-fantasy children’s books and self-help books. Melissa also has published articles, appeared on television, been interviewed on radio, has spoken in front of hundreds of people, and held workshops at local schools, discussing creative learning, publishing and parenting. Her desire to make a difference in her four young children’s lives inspired her to leave her six-salary career at IBM in 2007 to become a full-time mom and children’s author. Melissa spends her personal time coaching soccer and softball, painting, and coming up with fun art projects for her kids. She also blogs for Working Mother blog, has guest blogged for Charlotte Observer Mom’s Charlotte, and has her own personal blog at Not Your Ordinary Psychic Mom. Melissa is also committed to building awareness and support for Type 1 Diabetes. Her twin daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes November 4, 2011. To learn more about Madison’s type 1 diabetes disease please read Madison’s Story.

Find Ms. Moraja here: Website, Blog, Facebook (Author Fan Page), Facebook (Book Fan Page), Twitter, Pinterest, Goodreads

 

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Blog Tour: Chief Complaint: Brain Tumor by John Kerastas (spotlight)

Chief Complaint, Brain TumorChief Complaint: Brain Tumor
written by John Kerastas
published by Sunstone Press

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About the book: At 57 years old, John Kerastas thought he was the poster child for fifty-year old healthiness: he competed in triathlons, rode in 100 mile biking events and ate a healthy diet chock full of organic vegetables. Then he discovered that he had a brain tumor the size of his wife’s fist. His memoir chronicles the first year he spent addressing tumor-related health issues: preparing for his first operation, discovering a dangerous skull infection, having the infected portion of his skull surgically removed, learning about his substantial vision and cognitive losses, undergoing rehab and radiation treatments, and learning to live with his “new normal.” According to Kerastas, the phrase “new normal” is the medical community’s code words for “You’re alive, so quit complaining.” As his health changed, so did his sense of humor. He writes that his humor started out superficially light-hearted prior to the first operation; transmogrified into gallows humor after several subsequent operations; and leveled out as somewhat wry-ish after radiation and rehab. This is a surprisingly upbeat and inspiring book for anybody interested in memoirs about people dealing with personal crises, for patients trudging through rehab, for caretakers helping victims of serious illnesses, or for anybody looking for an unexpected chuckle from an unlikely subject. John Kerastas has worked at a global advertising agency, at several technology start-up companies and as a free-lance writer. Now, in addition to non-profit and charitable work, he spends his time blogging, speaking and writing about brain health, brain tumors and rehab.

John KerastasAbout the author: John Kerastas has worked at a global advertising agency, at several technology start-up companies and as a free-lance writer. Now, in addition to non-profit work, he spends his time blogging (www.johnstumor.blogspot.com), speaking and writing about brain health, brain tumors and rehab.

Find Mr. Kerastas here: web, blog, Goodreads

 

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