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Herbs: The Spice of Life, Magic, Myths and Legends

Free eBook Available on Amazon August 15 – 17

Herbs: The Spice of Life, Magic, Myths and Legends

herbsThe almost mystical healing power of herbs and their ability to ease pain can be traced back to the very beginnings of history. Early tribes and groups began instinctively experimenting with plants in their environment. Since they didn’t have the luxury of a pharmaceutical laboratory, they discovered by trial and error which locally grown plants and herbs were effective in treating their ailments. This growing accumulation of knowledge was then passed from each generation to another by word-of-mouth and practical teaching. Artifacts have been discovered from many cultures that include such items as frescoes, bronzes, tomb paintings and cuneiform tablets. These artifacts record the importance of herbs to these early civilizations. Ancient herbals and medical writings that still exist today describe plants and herbs and their healing properties.

Through time this collected knowledge created an herbal lore culture that has evolved with usage. For instance, priests etc. of ancient societies used herbs in the performance of their religious ceremonies for effect and protection. Warriors carried magical herbs for strength, protection and bravery. Later medieval monasteries were the centers of communities and thus became centers of herbal healing. They founded hospitals and had separate psyche gardens where the Monks grew a wide variety of plants to make the potions, oils and ointments they needed to treat the sick. On the other side of the coin, the hedgerows and woodlands provided the plants needed by the country housewife for her herbal healing and magical protections.
Throughout this book you will discover many strands of historical tradition. One such tradition was what is known as the Victorian language of flowers. In the 19th century England the practice was to give different flowers special meanings. And when fresh flowers and dried bouquets were given to someone they indicated a particular feeling. One example of this is when Rosemary was incorporated into a bouquet of red roses. The meaning of this was love and remembrance and it was a gift usually given to women by the men as they went off to war. While not directly magical, the power of symbolism reflects in the use of flowers deep personal feeling and how they are incorporated in remedies and the intentions associated with them.
This book presents you with the historical and mythological story behind many of the herbs in common use today. In this book you will also find recipes for teas, concoctions and tasty treats. Enjoy the book and may the magic of herbs bring health, prosperity, love and a long life to you.
Michael O’Halloron

 

Free Fiction Available Now

Here are two free eBooks available August 7 – 11

The Diabolical Doctor: A Steele Russell Thriller
by
Robert Carlson MD

free fictionPlease note that the sequel to this best selling medical mystery is now available on amazon: The Cost Of Living.
The controversy of stem cell research meets the thrills of Tess Gerritsen’s Harvest in The Diabolical Doctor, Who has the right to kill your unborn child? Who has the right to sacrifice your life for their own fame and fortune and for the good of their wealthy clients? Dr. Kentley Sinclair, cutting-edge human cloning researcher, may not have that right; but who is going to stop him? The Diabolical Doctor is part one of a two part medical thriller that delves into the dark side of stem cell research and exposes the motivations of a cruel, megalomaniac physician.
Luring pregnant girls through an inner city woman’s clinic, Sinclair insists that his research can save their supposedly endangered babies; instead, he uses their wombs to grow his stem cells to help save the hearts of wealthy clients and then disposes of both mother and baby.
One man, heart surgical resident Dr. Steele Russell, finds himself drawn into this vicious plot when Anna, the daughter of a beloved mentor, becomes entwined in Kentley Sinclair’s lethal web. Steele visits Dr. Sinclair to investigate his research but has no clue of the bizarre chain of events to follow. Dr. Sinclair quickly realizes that Steele could disrupt his multi-million dollar cloning and stem cell research project and that he must be disposed of as quickly as possible. But will it be that easy?
As the body count escalates, Steele depends upon his previous training as an Army Ranger to try and overcome unimaginable odds, protect his friends and avoid getting killed.

 

The Cost Of Living – A Sequel To The Diabolical Doctor: A Steele Russell Thriller by Robert Carlson

free fictionThis is the sequel to the Diabolical Doctor. When life-giving medical science meets ruthless ambition in the cloning lab, who knows how many lives are at stake? The Cost of Living, the long-awaited sequel to The Diabolical Doctor, once again pits Steele Russell against the ruthless genius of Dr. Kentley Sinclair. This thought-provoking thriller raises real-life questions about the growing field of stem cell research. What is the cost of living?

How much would a powerful wealthy person pay to have another chance to live?

Is there a cost to the unsuspecting pregnant female? Of course, there is….and it’s her life.
Steele, a heart surgical resident, must face unfathomable odds against the morally bankrupt Sinclair—and needs all his prior training as an Army Ranger and the help of his talented friends to fight an evil that extends to the deepest core of humanity. Amid a growing body count, Steele struggles to save his friend, the integrity of his chosen profession, and thousands of innocents, now and yet to come. Will this be his last mission?

Green Smoothie for Better Health

Free eBook available August 12 & 13

 

GREEN SMOOTHIE FOR BETTER HEALTH: Drinks for Vitality and Weight Loss by Gary Austin

green smoothieNowadays more and more people are drinking green smoothies as they are becoming popular and more recognized as a health drinks.

So, what is a green smoothie ?
What are the benefits of drinking green smoothie ?

This book will give you an insight of green smoothie and its benefits, the recipes and procedure that cater to every individual needs from beginners tasting the smoothies for the first time to people wanting to lose weight and stay slim.

You will find recipes in this book that are arranged in various categories for your easy reference saving you the time searching for it. Each smoothie category consists of ten recipes as follows :

* Smoothies for Beginners
* Smoothies for Kids
* Smoothies for Boosting Energy
* Smoothies for Detox and Cleansing
* Smoothies for Radiant Skin
* Smoothies for Weight Loss

With so many recipes to choose from, everyone should be able to have their favorite green smoothie made conveniently to enjoy.

Free eBook for August

Free Non-Fiction eBook available August 4-8 on Amazon

39 Dating Questions Answered: Never Before Revealed Expert Dating Advice

The first question which might rise in the mind of a reader is: where did I get those questions from? Well, the answer is that I see people asking these questions on all major online forums and answer websites again and again. In fact I have lost count of how many times I have found these very basic questions go unanswered on a lot of dating forums. So one day I figured that I should sit and write a book answering them in the best way I can.

Fibromyalgia: The Ultimate Guide

Free on Amazon August 5-7

Fibromyalgia: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Your Pain and Reducing Your Suffering (Reduce Stress Now, Pain Management, Stress Free Forever) by Robert Price

Today, it is estimated that eight percent of the American population suffers from Fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, not very many people know what fibromyalgia even is, and what’s even worse is that many people who suffer from it don’t know the proper techniques to manage and treat the symptoms. As a result, millions of people go on living through pain and stress every day.

This book will teach you exactly why you should no longer live that way, and will serve as a guide to teaching you about what fibromyalgia specifically is and the different treatments that you can take. This book will discuss:

  • What is Fibromyalgia? This book will tell you exactly what it is!
  • What are the causes of Fibromyalgia? The causes can actually be a little more complex than some people think, but this book will list out many of the known and potential causes of it.
  • What are the symptoms of Fibromyalgia? There’s actually quite a few, but this book will outline and discuss what each symptom is.
  • How can you manage the symptoms of Fibromyalgia? There are a multitude of professional methods that you can use to manage the symptoms of Fibromyalgia, and in the long run you’ll feel less pain and less stress.
  • Are there any simple things you can do from home to treat Fibromyalgia? You bet there are.
  • Can I really overcome my Fibromyalgia? Yes, you can. If you apply the skills and methods this book teaches you, you can definitely overcome it?
  • Are there any support groups or special centers I can get in touch with? This book will close with just a handful of the more prominent support groups and special centers, and will include who they are and how you can get into contact with them.
  • Much, much more!