Monday, November 30, 2015

EBOOK GIFTS

Book Reading Party

I LOVE TO READ 


about many topics, and times in history, 

 fiction and non-fiction. 

What about you?


Ebooks are a good idea for an easy to send gift for your family and friends. A good story lingers long after "The End".

My books are novels - immigrant stories, family saga, and a thriller. Or choose from one of my non-fiction paranormal and parapsychology books.

Please review my books at Amazon.com, or  june ahern dot com for your ebook gift ideas. Paperback holiday special at my website.

Also available at Smashwords.com ; Barnes and Noble.com. Read the many reviews on those
sites as well as goodreads.com and my own website "comments".

To give a gift of an ebook on Amazon or Smashwords (many choices of ebook devices),
1. have an  account.
2. go to the ebook you wish to gift, says "Give as a gift" on right hand side
3. click that
4.  you'll need the email address of the person you are gifting it to. They most likely have to have an ebook device - like a Kindle or on Smashwords many choices even PDF

If not for the many who have enjoyed my writings (see comments reviews on all sites above plus Goodreads.com) it encourages my writings. Many have requested the sequel to The Skye in June - and it has begun.

Thank you.

June Ahern

Sunday, November 15, 2015

SUDDEN DEATH: PHYSICAL BODY TO SPIRIT


In the past couple of days I'm being asked about the victims of the recent terrorist killings in Paris. Will the spirits of the shooting victims transition with ease? one person asked.

I do address this in my ebook, "How to Talk With Spirits" when asked by quite a few about the transition from body to spirit. This has been my experience as a medium. What I say to all, is pray for the spirit of those who had a sudden and often tragic, shocking death. Pray earnestly every day for the spirit to be a peace. Visualize the person (if you know her or him) in a white robe walking toward a brilliant warm sun until they merge or are evaporated into the sun. This can be a week long meditation. To the best of your ability, do not add your emotional grief or anger, or sorrow as that may effect the spirit from making the transition easily.

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• Do most of spirits cross over and just a few stay behind and if so, for how long do they stay with us, the living? Almost all spirits cross over within a short time after death especially deaths caused by age or a lingering illness. They welcomed death glad to be relieved from their pains and illnesses. In fact, elderly people go between the worlds, so to speak, for a few years before death. They stay on the other side during night as they nod off into a sleep state. They visit dead loved ones as though checking out where they are. When awake they will speak about their departed relatives and friends more often than usual.  When they do die and cross over it is easier for them to go.
After a sudden death such as a heart attack, stroke, accident or murder the spirit often lingers around earth a bit longer. They are as stunned as those left behind are, by the quick ejection from the body. They mourn their separation from life until they can accept the transition.

Suicide can bring a mixed transition. The spirit wants to rest from the chaos and pain of their life. When I communicate with the spirit of suicide victims there is remorse and much of the same emotional and mental pain continues. Their questions of why they are in pain and how can they get away from it remain unanswered in the spirit world. Then there is the guilt of the pain they left behind. There have been a few who found some rest soon after leaving, especially if they had a long, painful illness. My advice is to pray for the souls of your loved ones who found life too painful. To forgive them for leaving before a healing could be found. Your prayers will help them truly find the peace they sought while alive.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

FREE SEX, DRUGS, MURDER: FLOWER POWER TO FIRE POWER EBOOK

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Murder Plots, Black Panther Betrayal, Kidnapping and Rock n' Roll 

WHEN FLOWER POWER TURNS TO FIRE POWER 

IN "CITY OF REDEMPTION"

 

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Official Review: City of Redemption by June Ahern

 31 Oct 2015
[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "City of Redemption" by June Ahern.]

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4 out of 4 stars

Review by H0LD0Nthere

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It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. Liz’s beautiful eight-year-old son is dead … and it’s her fault for delaying the investigation when he first went missing. The tragedy will destroy her already fragile marriage. She will be ostracized by her friends, pilloried in the newspapers, and rejected by her own mother. Eventually, she will leave her hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, and seek a new life in San Francisco, California. She will arrive during the Summer of Love.

Welcome to the opening chapters of City of Redemption. If you are a parent, I dare you to read without crying the chapter in which Patrick goes missing. Parent or not, come along for the ride if you want a story of grief, intrigue and friendship surrounded by sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.

City of Redemption is primarily about Liz settling in to San Francisco, the new friends she finds, and how she ends up helping the Black Panthers with some of their more clandestine activities. But the tragedy with her son is never far from her mind. Liz’s grief is a presence with her throughout the novel. It makes her reserved with the people in her San Francisco commune, but this reserve also protects her in some ways from the more dangerous aspects of the scene.

Liz, by the way, is a relatable character. The author shows us her faults as a young mom … she is young, selfish, and a bit irresponsible, but also dedicated to her son and certainly not a monster. Later, we see her broken, then matured by the tragedy.

Her grief is handled realistically. It comes up at natural moments, such as during conversations, drug trips, and other moments of vulnerability. Liz is sometimes seen having a private cry, even as she remains a strong character, functional though fragile. Masterfully, the author does not reveal all at once the whole story about what actually happened to Liz’s son Patrick. The reader will have to wait until nearly the end of the story to find out all the details, filled in progressively through flashbacks, memories, and conversations with Liz’s friends. As in an Alfred Hitchcock movie, the worst of the horror always happens “off screen” – that is, shown indirectly by being related by a third person or being revealed after it is already over. This extremely raw subject of a kidnapped child is very tastefully handled.

Like the tragedy with Patrick, the events in San Francisco are tastefully handled. Violence usually (not always) takes place off-screen, and is described matter-of-factly, not luridly. There are several very sexy scenes, but with one exception, nothing graphic. The characters’ dangerous lifestyle choices are not glamorized. Period details are spot-on, from the clothes to the cars to the music.

Music plays a major role in City of Redemption. We hear it on the radio, in the car, and live at concerts. Anyone who loves the music of the 50s and 60s will enjoy this aspect of it. Often a line or two is printed in italics, so that readers can hear the song in their heads. Fittingly, the songs often strike Liz as speaking directly to her situation at that moment. At the end of the book is a list of all the songs used, with the group who recorded them and the year they came out. Among others, there are “Stand By Me,” “Paint It Black,” “Don’t You Want Somebody To Love?,” “Love Me Do,” “Soul Man,” “Eve of Destruction.”

I do have a few, very minor quibbles with the book. First of all, the style is rather spare for the genre of book. Even drug trips are described in a very matter-of-fact way. This is good in some ways … the reader never gets confused, even when Liz is. The plain style moves the action forward quickly, making the book a page-turner. However, in scenes where not a lot of action is happening, and in descriptions of Liz’s thoughts, the plain style can get a little monotonous. I felt that a richer style of writing could have brought out more the latent tense or poignant emotions in the book.

Nor does the style do justice to the beauty of San Francisco. There are a few scenes that take place on the beach, and often we see the characters traveling through the picturesque, high hills of San Francisco, but mostly we have to imagine this stuff, because it is not evocatively described for us. The focus is always on the action and the dialogue, somewhat to the detriment of the scene.

This very plain style of writing extends to the transitions into flashbacks. Usually it is pretty clear when a flashback is happening, but in one critical scene near the end, the transitions were inadequate and I, at least, was confused for a few minutes until I realized the narrative was giving a glimpse of the day before.

Despite these minor flaws, the book is poignant, tense, well-researched and well-plotted. I give City of Redemption four out of four stars.



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Sunday, November 1, 2015

DAY OF THE DEAD COMMUNICATING WITH SPIRITS RITUAL


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The veil between the living world and the dead (spirit) world continues to stay open in the days following the Holy Eve or All Hallows or Halloween.

On this day, November 1st, Day of the Dead, loved ones and ancestors continue to be remembered in sacred rituals.  Below is a longer version of communicating and honoring your dead loved ones than I posted previously. 

Excerpt from Chapter Ten in my ebook, "How to Talk with Spirits: Seances, Mediums, Ghost Hunts" available on Amazon, Smashwords,  Barnes and Noble. Links below at end of article.

THE VEIL DROPS
HALLOWEEN and DAY OF THE DEAD RITUAL
Hark! Hark to the wind! 'Tis the night, they say,
When all souls come back from the far away

The dead, forgotten this many a day!

– Virna Sheard, Poet –

All Hallows Eve or Halloween and November First, are sacred times for many throughout the world to honor the dead. The Celts and Mexicans honor their elderly, ancestors, and the dead with special rituals and celebrations on those days. The Catholic Church combined the pagan beliefs with their own to create a day to honor the saints on November first. 

Celtic pagans believed the veils between the two worlds of the living and dead thinned or dropped so spirits could walk the earth to visit their living relatives before crossing back over to the “underworld.” The spirits were not only our loved ones, but also all spirits who want to walk the earth, feel alive and connected to the living.

A more elaborate ritual than only a candle in the window: 

Before it is dark on Halloween and/or Day of the Dead get a photograph of the deceased you would like to visit; a pen, perhaps their favorite color; paper, flower and incense of your choice. Also gather white, black and orange candles (white for protection and clear visions, black for the mystical, spiritual unknown, and orange for the season’s color of renewal), a burning vessel (ashtray or cauldron,) matches for your incense and candles, a  full lipped glass or bowl of water (signifies the other world and also can be used to douse any fire mishaps,) a beverage, perhaps one the spirit liked, and a nice glass or cup to place the beverage and a sweet. The drink and sweet are a symbolic of hospitality for your visiting spirit guests. Optional items are a tablecloth or cloth on floor to lay the items above on and two chairs, one for you and one for your spirit to sit and visit. Set-up your items near a window. Or, you can simply light a white candle, and place it in a window along with a treats. Your spirits seeing the candlelight will recognize your home.

Peer into the water, relax and connect to the psychic mind. Perhaps an image will form or a memory will be recalled. Afterwards, invite your spirits to visit. Stay as long as you like, thinking of your loved ones, talking to them. If you hear, think or sense a message given, take note of it for later examination. Or you may dream about the spirits after your ritual (remember to snuff the candles and incense.) It's easier for them to communicate in this way. Once you lay out your items, light your incense and candles. Quiet yourself for a few minutes or longer, then say, “Only good can enter herein.” Perhaps add a prayer to the Divine to bring forth healing, loving energies and protect you from negative fearful thoughts and/or energies. After all it is Halloween and negative energies/entities also roam free along with your loved ones’ spirits. To the best of your ability, endeavor to be calm and peaceful.

When you feel relaxed, take up your pen and paper and list all those who have passed, and how they affected your life. I write a thank you to my departed loved ones for what they shared and fostered in my life, love, support, talents, and knowledge. To my ancestors, I acknowledge the blessings such as the abilities and skills passed down to help me to live fully. You can fold the paper and put it by the photographs. You can burn your message in your fire safe bowl. As the paper burns, it turns to rising smoke, symbolic for sending your thoughts to the mental psychic airwaves. It’s like ‘mailing your message.’ Or, fold and keep it overnight to burn later or bury or throw in a moving body of water. The ashes are also buried or thrown in water.

I keep my candles lit until bedtime before I snuff them out or extinguish them if I’m leaving the house. If perhaps you haven’t felt the presence of your loved one and would like to keep your candles burning all night you can place them in your bathtub. Make sure with nothing flammable, like a towel or washcloth, is within reach of the flames. 
You may get a message for another. If you do, share it. Spirit communication is often stronger with more than one person. Perhaps someone may want to join you.

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