ULR Feature: Children’s Books: The Gnomes of the Night by Itzik Klein

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Picking up his mess is just too much for Ryan.

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Between brushing his teeth, taking a shower, and being a kid, Ryan can’t be bothered with another chore.

That is until his dad warns him about the Night Gnomes who snatch up misplaced items and sometimes claim them as their own.

At first, Ryan doesn’t listen, but when his discarded shoes go missing, he has no choice but to use his secret detective skills and so he braves the night in search of the mysterious gnomes. What he finds, though, is even more than he bargained for.

In this wonderfully illustrated children’s book, young Ryan shares a few laughs with his dad while he unravels the mystery of the gnomes.

✿ This fully illustrated story is filled with many original rhymes and contains new words for kids. it’s fun and enjoyable and great for expanding their vocabulary
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✿ This story is great as a read-aloud book or for beginner readers. It could be one of the funniest books for kids 9 to 12 and can be read as one of the first books for kids 4–8 years old.
✿ Listen to an audio sample here: http://smarturl.it/gnomes-audio-sample.
✿ This book will look great on a kid’s bookcase. Use “Look inside” to preview more of the pages.

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Book Review

“As the aunt of a young boy who never puts his clothes or his toys away, this cute story resonated with me, and I will be using it as a bed time book each time I baby sit him!

Itzik Klein ha s written a fun narrative of a little boy who doesn’t realize the importance of putting stuff away – whether it’s the dishes from the table, or his clothing before he goes to bed. His dad attempts to teach him a lesson by pointing out that the Gnomes of the Night will come and take away all of his stuff if he doesn’t put them in their proper places. Ryan is clever and turns the tables on his dad, but by the end of the book he has learned his lesson.

The illustrations are very well done by Fanny Liem. They’re just the right practically-realistic characters that I enjoy. And the colors are so bright that they practically pop off the screen of my Kindle Fire, highlighting one of the benefits of reading an illustrated book on an e-reader rather than on the flat page of a book.

Itzik Klein tells his story in rhyming form, and he has to work a bit to make some of the rhymes come about (in other words, a couple of them are a wee bit tortuous), but that actually adds to the charm of the book.

Highly recommended.” – Amazon Reviewer


About the Author

Hi, how are you?     author_in_its_prime
My Name is Liran and my Dad is the author of The Gnomes of the Night, the book you are currently checking out.

My favorite things in the world are playing video games and mind games and also harassing my little sister. She is very annoying, because she’s always getting into my things and you can actually see it happening in the book.

My Dad is funny, even though I think he tries too hard sometimes. Still, I think he is a really cool Dad. Geez, he still tries to convince me from time to time to do stuff by mentioning these Gnomes, who will come when night falls….

I’ve seen him working on this book for ages, trying to make every single illustrated page as perfect as it can get. Draft after draft, picture angel after picture angel. Well, I’ve heard this story like a gazillion times, way before he started working on it, and now I’m glad this book is finally out there so other kids can enjoy it. I really hope you will like this story, too.

And maybe you can learn a few funny ideas from it; all you need is a bit of imagination and creativity. But please, whatever you do, don’t tell your Mom I said so!

So, have a good read and a good night, friends. Goodbye!

Please feel free to reach out my Dad at itzikklein1978@gmail.com. He enjoys hearing from his fans. Tell him I sent you, maybe He will give me some candy 😉

ULR Feature: A Party When The Wolves Come Home by Pamela A Goodwin



Stanley was a man suffering from the loss of his pregnant wife. He choose drinking as a solution to forgetting his pain. Tired of dealing with him and his drunkenness, his sister Tammy forces him to seek help from a doctor. When he first meets the doctor, Stanley is aware that something is not right with the man. How he smiles, the way he stands, even the way he talks makes Stanley afraid of him. Going along with his sister’s advice, he agrees to see the doctor for help with his problem. Soon as he arrives for the first day of treatment, he’s drugged by a nurse then escorted onto a bus by male workers. They transport him and other patients to an unknown building where they are secretly implanting black, snake like creatures into peoples’ heads. Being freed by one of the patients who knows about the secret operation going on, they both escape the building and try to figure everything out. They seek help from friends who join them in exposing the aliens’ plan. Trying not to get caught, they make their way back to Stanley’s house after burning down the building. They later find a weakness they can use against the creatures to kill them. They test the theory on Stanley’s neighbor, who has a creature in his head, and finds out he was a big part in what was going on. Not only that, he has information about queens in a secret location. They decide to go to the location to kill the queens and see what else they can find. Things look to be going their way when the army gets ready to join in and start flushing the creatures towards the North East so they can freeze to death. Stanley and the others are sent back home to wait for further instructions. Feeling better about himself, Stanley no longer wishes to drink and has to figure out how to move on after what he’s been through.

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About the Author


Pamela is a single mother of two kids who lives in California. Majored in History and attended Holy Names University in Oakland, Ca. She enjoys being active in activities like fishing, camping, hiking, bicycling, and plenty more.
Most of her books are fiction and tell a story based on a dream she had. Her first five books were published within five months.

Follow her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pamelatheauthor

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ULR Feature: Phantasia by M. U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metallic desert, Red finds out that he is the reincarnation of a messiah worshipped by an insectoid alien race bent on invading his star system. Swept into a dangerous adventure across glacial swamps, cloud cities, and dead stars — Red must evade his true purpose in the world, to summon a forsaken diety trapped in another realm.


Phantasia is a future fantasy epic that stands at 180,000 words.

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Book Review

I normally do not read Sci-Fi books, but after seeing the book description for this one I was very interested! I loved how descriptive the author was with the scenery. Everything was very vivid and I felt as if I was there during many of the scenes. The author did a great job with playing everything out and I was able to envision the book in my mind. I would have to say that I loved the character Red. He was so adventurous and brave. Red finally realizes his real purpose in the world and fights hard to achieve it. I loved following him through his adventures and he was easy to connect with. I found that the author had excellent writing skills. There were no grammar mistakes and everything that the author wrote about had a distinct purpose. This is truly a book that I would recommend and I hope to see this journey continue in a second book!

 Just $2.99 on Kindle!

About the Author


Riyadad Ullah is a New York Times best selling author, and known internationally as a prodigy in future fantasy epics.

Just kidding — but you can reach me at riyadad.ullah@gmail.com for any questions or comments about Phantasia, or message me at https://www.facebook.com/Riyadad.Ullah





Written by: Wesley “Godfather” Hunter

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Erotica is about power and passion. It’s about the give and take of control: Domination, taboo differences, and the adventuresome stepping outside of ones perceived limits. Erotica pushes and pulls; it tugs and stretches, yanks and smacks you right in the face, forcing you to confront and consider what you thought you never would. Good, strong, stiff erotica makes you second guess what you thought you knew about the limits you’d set, and leaves you somewhere wet, with just the idea. Fantasy. Imagination. A world beyond the real. Or is it?


“No matter how strong a woman is, she desires a man who’s stronger.”

Is it any wonder that movies like INDECENT PROPOSAL or 50 SHADES OF GREY have ripped into our consciousness and burned themselves into our memory with such powerfully aggressive force? The mere thoughts thrusting into us, a questioning we’d never before considered, yet, leaving us spent at the conclusion, with wholly new thoughts of ourselves and just what our limits might be. Or, better yet, luring us to question if indeed, we truly even have limits at all.

BY MY CHOICE is a sexy, sensuous, romantic erotica which finds a sensible woman trapped by choice. Caught within a vampires snare, Jennifer is sold by the only friend she has, and, now, must completely submit to the carnal desires of another, in order to be made free. Losing herself to find herself, she must do what she never would, and become someone she never knew or imagined as she learns that, true freedom is given not taken, and that all passions must be explored, in order to have truly lived: in order to have truly been free. BY MY CHOICE because, in the end, we all must choose.

Christine Blackthorne, holds degrees in political science, economics, philosophy and law. She’s a witty one who likes to twist and baffle, as she teaches and explores the outer realms. Christine is a blogger who writes on issues of feminism and erotica. She is the author of BY MY CHOICE.

As one who writes on feminism, is there any irony in the fact the BY MY CHOICE is a story which seems to strip the woman of free will; where a woman is sold and made to submit?

Only if we would argue that life in itself is against feminism – there is always a choice, even if we feel there is none. As humans we have a tendency to hide behind the argument that we had no choice, that what happened forced us into doing something. The problem is that we do have a choice, and if the only choice is how to deal with a bad situation. We always have a choice.

This is in particular the case in Dominance/submission scenarios. We choose to play at this and without that choice it does not work. When I submit to my partner, I do this because I choose to do it. I still am responsible for my actions and reactions. I am responsible for choosing him even though I give up control over what will happen. It is one of the reasons why it holds value.

As women, as feminists, it is easiest to sit back and argue that we have achieved all, or at least all we can. That we do not have a choice. We also have a tendency to consider sex something we are more likely to consume and wait to see what happens to us. BY MY CHOICE is intentionally showing a character who, though she seems to have no choice, takes her choice back

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Vampires. Why a vampire story?

I like vampires. There is the theory out there which says you have either an erotic appreciation for the concept of shifters or vampires – I am not that clear-cut but I do lean towards the vampires. In part this might be due to the fact that I love to have my neck touched and kissed. But mostly I think it is due to my fascination with history – just imagine the knowledge you could glean from someone who has lived for centuries.

I see you’re a blogger. Tell us about your blog?

My blog was an accident. I resent the way feminism is often portrayed, or portrays itself, as an enemy of sex. When I was asked to write an article about Feminism and Submission I realized that there is a lot I want to say.

Then I became pregnant and started writing about the changes pregnancy brings to sex, or rather the use of certain toys or practices. So the blog added some more practical aspects to the blog. So now I write about Feminism, Erotica and BDSM both looking at practical, as well as, academic issues.

How long have you been writing?

I have always told stories, to my friends, to myself but it was really necessity that made me write them down. As a child we moved a lot. Stories I had started to tell my friends suddenly had to be written down – sometimes in letters, sometimes as a few sentences on a restaurant napkin. In extreme cases as a felt-tip pen mark on a hand when that friend said goodbye at the station.

We got older and the distances grew – as did the number of recipients of the stories. First they became emails sent on by people, then a technologically gifted nerd-friend set up a website with a newsletter option. Some of the oldest stories are still being distributed via that.

The natural next step was to create a singular novel which I did when the son of a friend was born (for her – not for him 😉 ). From that came the publication of By My Choice…

Is this your first book? Do you plan to write others?

It is, and it is not. BY MY CHOICE… is a novella in a world for which I have written two full novels (about to come out) and another novella.

I also have a dystopian sci-fi story, GUILT, at the publishers – so that is on its way too.

With all of the degrees and options you have, why write?

Writing is not really a choice – more a compulsion. When I close my eyes in the evening, when I wait for a bus, when I am in the gym, the stories just happen. Some stories have happened over years, other are just scenes. Some get written down, some never do.

What was the inspiration for this story?

The philosophical inspiration came from listening to other submissives and women curious about submission. The discussion was based on responsibility and choice, that submission is a gift. I realized that I needed to think about that one.

I resented the idea that submission is the gift of giving away responsibility. I might give up control, but I am still responsible for what happens – responsible to be honest, absolutely honest, to my partner; to only give that control to someone I trust. I cannot make another person responsible for my own physical and emotional well-being, and if it is only for a short time, without accepting the responsibility as well. Even when giving up all choice, I need to make one.

Do you read a lot of erotica? Who inspires your writing style?

I mainly read fantasy, urban fantasy, crime and erotica. What makes a good book for me is the ability of the author to draw me in, to make me feel the story with all my five senses, to let me get lost in it. I try to create the same in my stories.

My favourite authors are Anne Bishop, Cherise Sinclaire and Patricia Briggs and though I aspire to their writing, I am only too aware that I am still very far away from reaching them.

What makes BY MY CHOICE different than what’s out there?

Research has shown that, for women, 90% of sex happens in their minds, I try to give those 90% space in my stories, to draw the reader in with all their senses as well as their brains. There is always some philosophical point, something behind – if a reader wants to look. That does not make my stories different from everything out there – but it distinguishes it from those who only want to show the physical side of sex.

Anything else you want to add? Where can your book be found?

Amazon, Barnes and Nobels and the usual places

By my choice

How can you be reached?

I am on facebook, twitter and so on – but the best way of reaching me is possibly my website: www.christineblackthorn.eu or via email: christine@christineblackthorn.eu


About the Author


In “real” life, I am an academic with degrees in Political Science, Economics, Philosophy and Law and an insatiable desire to confound, baffle and disconcert my students. Someone once suggested to me the reason for my stories lay in the desire to offset the tedium and rationality of academic life. He wasn’t an academic or he would have known better. It is best to use research against tedium, students to offset the rationality and an unlimited supply of stressballs for the faculty meetings. The stories? Well, they are just for me – like a mental manicure.

I also write a blog on Feminism and Erotica – come talk to me: http://christineblackthorn.eu/blog

ULR Feature: Ancient Wisdom Fathered Ageless Fitness by Alexandra

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Even if we have read a dozen fitness books, even if we have attended gyms for years, even if we have read all the information on how to feed the mind and body; the contents in this e-book can help us comprehend how all these efforts have impacted our lives.


And now with the knowledgeable wisdom of the ancients, we can make modern significant changes in our lifestyle to meet our fitness objectives. With every stride toward improving ourselves, with enthusiasm, we will find making changes becomes an inevitable factor which will prove to be very rewarding.

“Nothing is permanent … except change.”

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Book Review

An excellent book full of facts, history and exercises to go along with it, this ebook is a valuable addition to any library.
With chapters covering everything from enhancing balance to sitting posture, to the importance of sleep, this is a book that can help anyone on their road to becoming healthy and fit. It also encourages passion and music to enhance your piece of mind and enjoy life.
Recommended for anyone, even those who don’t think they can ever be fit. Follow this book, and I’m sure you’ll get there!


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ULR Feature: The 7 Habits of Jesus by Robert Schmalze



Throughout the ages, Christians have participated in seven habits that were taught by Jesus, passed on to his own disciples, and given to us as a means to experience Christ’s presence and power in our daily lives. The 7 Habits of Jesus provides comprehensive and practical ways for Christians to live as disciples of Christ in the world today.
“The goal of the missional church is to make disciples not members. The book The 7 Habits of Jesus is an invaluable tool for congregations to teach what it means to be an apprentice of Jesus, by living out their baptism in daily life. I am pleased to recommend it to every pastor and lay leader who take discipleship seriously.” Rev. Dr. Rick Rouse Co-author, A Field Guide to the Missional Congregation Faculty, Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest


“In a rapidly changing religious landscape, the church of the 21st century will need to function more like the church of the 1st century. Jesus sent the church with the mandate to make disciples by baptizing and teaching. I am thrilled to recommend The 7 Habits of Jesus to every community that is passionate about shaping disciples for daily ministry in a 21st century world. Here we have a useful roadmap to equip the saints to participate in God’s reconciling work in the world.” Rev. Robert G. Schaefer, Bishop Florida-Bahamas Synod, ELCA


“Not only is The 7 Habits of Jesus a tremendous resource for today’s church, it also addresses the need in our culture to get back to the basic habits of following Jesus. The way we relate these 7 Habits to our everyday life is helpful for us as individuals, and will be helpful to a new generation of believers striving to mature in their faith. The content, practicality, and arrangement of the materials provides a great service, one that is needed in the church today. I look forward to seeing how The 7 Habits of Jesus becomes a transformational tool for Christ’s church.” Rev. Gregory S. Walton, President Florida-Georgia District, LCMS

“Discipleship and faith formation is the means to grow people in the faith from infancy to maturity, from those who only receive to those who recognize they have received something so precious they are compelled to share it with others. Jesus used such a process to disciple His first followers. Without a similar commitment to invest ourselves in the lives of others the Church will only become weaker and less effective. The 7 Habits of Jesus provides a highly relational process that is focused on Christ, the Scripture and faithful Lutheran confessional theology. The insights it provides will bring transformation to individual lives and renewal for the congregation. It is an excellent first step in the pursuit of the Great Commission, making disciples, a resource that should be implemented by any Lutheran leader who takes seriously Jesus’ mission and command.” Rev. John F. Bradosky, Bishop North American Lutheran Church

“The 7 Habits of Jesus provides a comprehensive and accessible way for churches to actually get (back) into the business of making disciples. A particular strength of The 7 Habits of Jesus is the method of combining the three dimensions of engagement: self-study, fellowship groups, and partnerships. If you want real and enduring change in your relationship with Jesus for the sake of God’s mission in the world, use the tool The 7 Habits of Jesus.” Rev. Dr. Johan Bergh Pastor, Coordinator for Coaching, ELCA

“The 7 Habits of Jesus is a triumph in Lutheran faith formation and praxis. Birthed from over 20 years of mission experience in Kenya, Pastor Schmalzle successfully presents a user friendly model of discipleship which guides us into the realm of personal and communal transformation. It’s simply accessible and incredible!” Rev. Dr. Nathan Swenson-Reinhold Lead Pastor, St. Stephen- Longwood, FL WWW.7HABITSOFJESUS.COM

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About the Author


Robert Schmalzle is a pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), and is currently serving at Trinity Lutheran Church in Kissimmee, FL. For nearly two decades he served as a missionary with the Kenya Evangelical Lutheran Church where he authored New Life, the Church’s first catechism and model for discipleship training.

Aaron Schmalzle is the son of Robert Schmalzle and has a graduate degree and experience promoting healthy congregations. He manages the 7 Habits companion website (www.7HabitsofJesus.com) and provides nationwide training seminars for congregations and church leaders.

Contact The 7 Habits of Jesus team for information about training options and/or coaching in your congregation, conference, or synod. Events can easily be tailored to your audience. http://www.7habitsofjesus.com/discipleship-training