The 21st Century Man: Advice from 50 Top Doctors and Men’s Health Experts to Help You Feel Great, Look Good and Have Better Sex by Judson Bandreis

: A truly outstanding comprehensive guide to men’s health and wellbeing.

This book really is a comprehensive guide about men’s health and wellbeing. The author, Dr. Judson Brandeis, is a graduate of the Brown University, Vanderbilt Medical School, UCLA Urology residency, and is a Harvard researcher. He specialises in the emergent field of men’s sexual health and rejuvenative medicine and was voted best urologist in the SF Bay Area for a decade.

This book aims to give its readers the best information possible over the vast range of subjects covered in its fourteen parts, which are then divided again into specialist areas. In order to provide the most up to date and well researched information available, he has called upon additional doctors, experts in healthcare, and other professionals.

In the introduction it is suggested that readers browse through the contents and pick out the parts which a relevant to them first. These parts begin with ‘The Journey’ where the author emphasises that each man’s journey is unique irrespective of race or creed. The book then investigates, in depth the things we can all do to help ourselves prevent health problems, there’s also advice from specialists, and information on food and exercise.

Next, the author acknowledges that quality of life is very important, and this is comprehensively covered as well. Looking good, mental health, sexual healing, and relationships are all affected by health problems, and the strain of them on both the sufferer and their partners can be severe, sometimes resulting in depression and other illnesses. We all want a good quality of life, and now you can find out how to achieve it.

One thing I personally loved about this book is that although it is written about men’s health, the author covers very well in ‘Relationship Skills, how the differences in womens bodies and their functioning both mentally and physically can affect a relationship. Helpfully this book offers advice to men about dealing with these issues.

My late husband suffered erectile disfunction even before we married, and in a loving relationship it can be overcome. However, I know first-hand how distressing it can be for men, and how embarrassing it is for them to seek help on such a personal subject.

I applaud Dr. Judson Brandeis for not only writing this excellent book and finding such wonderful contributors, but also for covering a difficult subject so comprehensively, and from so many angles. Very highly recommended!

About the Author:

Dr. Judson Brandeis is a Board-Certified Urologist with 20 years of experience providing Urological services for adults in San Francisco Bay Area. He served as the Chief of Urology at John Muir Hospital for 11 years. In 2002, he helped to start the Surgical Robotics Program at the Concord Campus. Being at the cutting-edge of technology, Dr. Brandeis started using the DaVinci surgical robot for cancer surgery 5 years before it was being used at Stanford and UCSF. In addition, Dr. Brandeis opened the Kidney Stone Center at John Muir Concord, which is now the busiest stone center in the Bay Area. In 2019, Dr. Brandeis decided to follow his true passion…

Helping men with Erectile Dysfunction regain their lives! In February of 2019, he opened a comfortable and male-focused office in San Ramon to focus his practice entirely on Men’s Sexual Health and Rejuvenation. Dr. Brandeis also conducts research studies, investigating the efficacy of treatments for erectile dysfunction, penile elongation, and more. Dr. Brandeis has presented his research at numerous conferences across the country.

Author’s Website: https://brandeismd.com/

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The Bad Love Series: Collection of Books 1–4: Sci-Fi Adventure Series by Kevin L. Schewe MD, FACRO.

A real treat for time travel fans.

I became hooked on this amazing, multi-award-winning time-travel series as soon as I read book one, BAD LOVE STRIKES. Now it’s possible to buy the whole series as a box set – what could be better?

What’s so special about this series? Well, not only has its author, Kevin L. Schewe MD, got a great imagination, but also the books are historically accurate, which I found really enhanced my enjoyment whilst reading them. However, this author has gone one step further, as the piece-de-resistance is that he has provided soundtracks to accompany each of the books, with hit songs from the 1960’s and 70’s guaranteed to get your feet tapping, whatever your age.

Each book happily stands-alone as a complete adventure, however, when you read the whole series, you discover there are storylines which run throughout. There are some additions to the gang as the books progress, as well as danger, adventure, and excitement, not forgetting the KGB spies, and a touch of romance…

Now I’ve wetted your lips, it’s for some tasters… BAD LOVE STRIKES is the first book, and it is here we are introduced to the Bad Love Gang, a group of teenagers from Oak Ridge, Tennessee, who in1974 discover a tunnel which leads them to the White Hole Project. This project was a time machine invented by Einstein at President Roosevelt’s request. After learning how to use it, they go back in time to 1944 where they witness first-hand WWII and the plight of the holocaust victims, and their adventures begin.

It is New Year’s Eve 1975 when book two, BAD LOVE TIGERS begins. This time the gang’s mission is to try to uphold the secrets of Area 51 and the answer to the eternal question, “Have aliens ever visited Earth?”

Then in book three, BAD LOVE BEYOND they go out of this world to another galaxy, visiting Planet Azure, Earth’s sister planet. There, the gang not only help their alien friends the Blue Azurians, but also find a cure for cancer.

The final book in the box set, BAD LOVE MEDICINE finds the gang torn. They are tasked to change history in two ways, firstly by saving a gang members loved one from cancer, but also at the special request of Winston Churchill to stop Hitler and the Nazis from creating their own time machine.

Kevin L. Schewe MD, the author of this multi-award-winning series, is also a board-certified cancer specialist practicing radiation oncology for over 30 years, and a successful entrepreneur. His sister, who shares his love of time travel stories fought and survived cancer, she was his motivation behind the writing of his first book, and I for one am very pleased he did, and that he continued with this excellent series.

Lovers of time travel are in for a real treat with this exciting box set. Highly recommended!

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bad-Love-Collection-Sci-Fi-Adventure-ebook/dp/B09LPPDBMM/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1637774523&refinements=p_27%3AKevin+L.++Schewe+MD+FACRO&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Kevin+L.++Schewe+MD+FACRO

Aline and the Blue Bottle by Carolina Ugaz-Morán

A truly outstanding coming-of-age fantasy.

When you read of the exciting life this author has had, it is no wonder that she can produce such a spellbinding fantasy story. Having travelled widely as a child, and having a love of animals, Carolina Ugaz-Moran went to the University of Wisconsin where she majored in Biochemistry and Creative Writing. Now a wife and mother, the author has, through her incredible imagination created this amazing fantasy adventure set in a magical enchanting world inhabited by strange creatures.

However, as this story begins, the protagonist Aline, is a young girl who, is being brought up by her mom, and grandmother in our world. Halloween, which also happens to be Aline’s twelfth birthday, is in three days…

Aline struggles to fit in at school, often being teased and taunted, and this year, her birthday was no exception, however, all this is about to change. This Halloween evening is destined to be like no other, because, as the evening draws to a close, Aline is told by her grandmother that her life is in danger, and she is whisked off, through a portal into another, magical world. Once there, suddenly her life begins to make sense as the secrets of her heritage are revealed.

Here, in the magical One World is where she belongs, and now is time for her to learn her real past, and purpose. She discovers that her destiny is to undertake an important mission. However first she has magical powers to unlock, and then, only when she is prepared, can she set off on her dangerous quest, which is to find the powerful blue bottle before the evil warlock Dashiok does.

This wonderful story contains all the excitement, mystery, and fantasy a reader could wish for.  Gargoyles, dragons, sylphs, dryads, and guardians are just a few of the magical creatures which come to life as Aline and her two friends pass through One World on their perilous journey.

Having read this book, it is no surprise that it won the 2020 NYC Big Book Award under Juvenile Fiction, received the Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorites under Children’s in 2020, and the 2019/2020 Reader Views Literary Award Honorable Mention under Children’s Teens (Ages 12-16). Reading it I was reminded of my favourite author, the legendary J. R. R. Tolkien’s incredible The Lord of the Rings and feel that this outstanding work of coming-of-age, fantasy is something truly special. I look forward to reading more of Aline’s incredible adventures. Highly recommended.

About the Author:

Carolina Ugaz-Morán is an award winning author of a seven middle-grade book series. Her first book, Aline and the Blue Bottle, has won the 2020 NYC Big Book Award under Juvenile Fiction, and received the 2020 Independent Press Award Distinguished Favorites under Children’s Fiction and the 2019/2020 Reader Views Literary Award Honorable Mention under Children’s Teens (Ages 12-16).

Carolina builds unique and fascinating universes by drawing on ancient Incan mythology and languages. Her work contains linguistic guides, glossaries, and Tolkien-esque maps to help readers feel like they are a part of Aline’s journey. She combines elements of traditional fantasy with strong female characters and a backdrop uniquely her own. Her work includes magical secrets throughout that readers will delight in finding. Like the best fantasy, an unfamiliar vocabulary adds to the richness while also underscoring the importance of language. In addition to her world-building prowess, Ugaz-Morán gives her books deeper significance by rooting parts of the book in real-life history and Latin American culture.

Carolina was born in Spain then raised in South America and the U.S. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in biochemistry and creative writing. When she’s not spending time with her family, three dogs (one rescue), and 4 rescued cats, Carolina enjoys traveling with her family and joining forces with her husband when explaining history on location to their children. At the moment, Carolina is enthusiastically working on her book series.

In addition, Carolina is very passionate about youth education and provides workshops in alignment with School’s/Teacher’s curriculums focusing on the Art of Storytelling, Writing & Publishing books, etc. in order to engage teens & preteens on reading, literature, & creative writing.

For more information, visit www.adventuresofaline.com, email her at admin@adventuresofaline.com or IM her on Facebook @adventuresofaline, Twitter, @AlineAdventures, Instagram AdventuresofAline.

About the Book:

A sinister sorcerer set on ruling every realm. Can a rookie tween spellcaster prevent his reign of terror?

Twelve-year-old Aline has always struggled to fit in. And just when she starts to make friends at her Halloween birthday party, her grandmother whisks her away and claims she’s in danger. And she can’t believe it when she’s told she has magic powers and must defend the eight different worlds against a wicked warlock.

Unlocking her new abilities, Aline teams up with two fairy sisters to train to face the devious wizard. But she must learn on the go after she’s called to locate a powerful enchanted bottle before her foe, or all dimensions will fall to his terrible domination.

Can Aline protect the multiverse from a ruthless villain?

Aline and the Blue Bottle is the first book in the clever Adventures of Aline middle grade fantasy series. If you or your child like strong female characters, fantastical creatures, and detailed map illustrations, then you’ll love Carolina Ugaz-Morán’s thrilling tale.

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Aline-Blue-Bottle-Carolina-Ugaz-Mor%C3%A1n/dp/1734072806/ref=sr_1_1?crid=ZEU8JZYTQZEJ&dchild=1&keywords=aline+and+the+blue+bottle&qid=1635082557&s=books&sprefix=aline+and+th%2Cstripbooks%2C149&sr=1-1

The Covenant Names of God by Richard Sones

A fascinating and enlightening book.

Covenants (the word also means treaty) are the ways God has used to reveal himself to us throughout history. This book gives a fascinating in depth insight into the scriptures, explaining how the name of God has changed, and why. Including how YHWH evolved into Yahweh, and why, and the reason why the author has chosen the name Jehovah for God, in subsequent chapters of the book.  

Throughout the book, in learning about ‘The Covenant Names of God,’ the readers, through the authors excellent and detailed explanations, can re-equant themselves with the words and actions of biblical characters and discover, then understand God’s relationship with them. The chapters each begin with Jehovah followed by another word, which actually means a phrase. This phrase is explained by the author, as are the actions between God and his chosen one at that particular biblical time. which led to the particular Covenant Name.

In these modern troubled times, most of us can recall stories from the bible and the main characters. However, as we strive for more material assets, or to climb the work/property ladder, these stories tend to go to the back of our mind, and can seem irrelevant to modern life. Yet, this author reveals this is not true. In this easy to read book, we learn how God has tried the biblical characters of the bible, setting them sometimes heart-breaking and seemingly impossible tasks, and yet they are achieved. We read of miracles, not only in the bible, but those he has personally witnessed in his working career, these examples show that there are parallels with the biblical and modern times. Richard Sones demonstrates to us that the hand of God is with us every day, his will and compassion there for those who seek it.

The author has a Master’s degree in Divinity, and was a chaplain the US army for nearly twenty-eight years. He is now a hospital chaplain, and the pastor of a Baptist church in El Paso, Texas. He has authored many books, on a wide range of subject, and has the ability to make difficult and sometimes complex subject matters easy to understand. In this, his latest book, ‘The Covenant Names of God,’ the author has not only revealed ‘The Covenant Names of God,’ to those of us who did not know them, but he also holds a torch of hope to those who will listen to the word of God.

About the Book:

The name known to Abraham and formally given to Moses, YHVH, is associated with eight names throughout scripture. This book looks at each in-depth, beginning with the background story and the Biblical character first associated with the name.
The meaning behind each name is also explored, along with its inspirational implication for the reader’s spiritual life. Additionally, the book shows how the names reveal the nature of God and endure through New Testament writings, especially their fulfillment in the person and nature of Christ. As each chapter reveals a unique name, we learn more and more about the nature and compassion of God, and we, in turn, will gain a deeper appreciation for our Lord.
Finally, the principles revealed through the covenant names of God demonstrate his unwavering compassion and faithfulness to us.

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Covenant-Names-God-Richard-Sones-ebook/dp/B09FFW3S5G/ref=sr_1_1?crid=378MIFQAJSP8I&dchild=1&keywords=the+covenant+names+of+god&qid=1634987640&sprefix=the+covenant+names+of%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-1

The Mirror, the Window, and the Wall: The Life-Changing Power of Finding Your True Self by Kenny G. Down

Your path to spiritual awakening and inner peace.

Kenny G. Down, the author of this insightful little book has given his readers within its pages not only hope and inspiration, but also a simple blueprint which will empower them to embark on the road to spiritual awakening. Through his books, and his website (newthoughtlife. org,) his readers quickly realise that the author is a self-motivated man who has drawn upon his own experiences, both recovering from addiction, and of helping others, to write this book.

Intentionally written in a brief booklet style, this incredibly motivational book, empowers its readers. Kenny G. Down knows the struggles they will/are facing, he’s been there too. Even in the title he conveys his understanding, how? Because The Mirror, the Window, and the Wall are analogies for our coping mechanisms to deal with these battles. Struggles bought about by our modern world where there are so many ideals to live up to, pressures to look and act a certain way, to have a good job, own a nice house in a good location, the list goes on and on…

Mentally, the biggest hurdles in life we have to live up to are the self-set, and perceived ideas we all have, intentionally and unintentionally set upon us by ourselves and others. Through this book, the author encourages us to look within ourselves, ask ourselves what do we want? Are we overwhelmed by the pressures heaped upon us? Are we ready for spiritual awakening? If the answer is yes to these questions, then take the author’s hand and let him guide you, give you strength, and help you find the fortitude to unleash the spiritual you, and awaken your soul.

As well as revealing The Mirror, the Window, and the Wall’s in our lives, and how we use them, the author also urges us to incorporate seven actions into our daily lives. In doing these actions, reading, writing, meditation, sharing the experience with others, and reading ‘Darlene’s Prayer,’ (Which is in the book,) throughout the day, the author’s words and experience will help and inspire you on your unique path.

Kenny G. Down lives in Seattle, Washington USA. He is not only an author, whose other works include Darko: The Sacred Heart of One Johanee Darko, but also writes poetry, short stories, blogs and vlogs.

This book is, in my opinion, much needed in this modern world of stress and enforced expectations. Through the words and wisdom of this experienced author, those searching for spiritual awakening will find the path to inner peace.

Author’s Website: https://newthoughtlife.org/

About the Author:

Kenny G. Down

Kenny’s latest book, Darko, addresses the world’s need for a Joan of Arc for current times. Johanee Darko of New Orleans is that person. She is a modern-day Saint, possessing the solution to the ugly issues surrounding sexism, racism, bigotry, homophobia, and xenophobia. Through her public speeches and teachings Johanee Darko leads the Sacred Hearted movement, heals the world, and brings about the Coming Together Time.

In his previous work, after thirty years of being deeply involved in recovery from addiction and helping many others to make their bed and walk again, Kenny shares his personal wisdom and experience in Awakened Giant / Sleeping Spirit and through his writings and videos shared on his authors page (newthoughtlife.org).

Although much of the storyline in Awakened Giant, Sleeping Spirit is based on his own trials while learning to “wake up.” Many of the spiritual principles highlighted in this book and expanded on through his other writings are drawn from universal truths compiled together for a simple message of hope to those suffering and those whom have experienced a new way of life.

Kenny lives in Seattle, Washington USA where he has spent most of his life. He is a man that genuinely understands what it means to wake up the Sleeping Spirit and allow the Awakened Giant to appear. His other writings including a book on relationships “The Care and Keeping of a Shan” also available right here on Amazon.

Visit newthoughtlife.org for many more of his writings, lessons, blogs and vlogs.

When he’s not writing he may be found spending time with his most valued treasure—his family; his wife Shannon of over twenty-two-years “The Beautiful and Wonderful Shan” and his two adult children son Jake and daughter Jessica.

Today, his main goal as an author is to help us find solutions to the problems in our lives through the application of spiritual principles and how spiritual principles have practical application in todays social justice movements.

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Conspiracy U: A Case Study by Scott A Shay

Scott A. Shay, was one of the founders of the Signature Bank in 2001. He is the author of two successful books,’ In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism,’ which won a finalists award from National Jewish Books, and ‘Getting Our Grove Back: How to Energize American Jewry.’ He is a successful businessman who is happy to give talks, and be interviewed, on radio, TV, and podcasts.

As soon as you start reading this exposé, you can tell it is written from the heart. The author himself admits it was difficult to write. Originally an article to commemorate his father’s liberation from the Nazi concentration camp Dachau, the paper quickly grew until he realised that it must become a book. During the horrendous atrocities of the holocaust, Scott A. Shay lost his grandfather, aunts, uncles, and many other relatives to the Nazi murders, knowing this makes it is easy to understand the passion in his writing.

He begins the book by expanding his readers understanding of the definition, and history, of conspiracy theories. He explains how by allowing conspiracy theories and extremist propaganda,  the Golden Rule of his beloved alma mater (Northwestern,) and society, which requires individuals or groups to be treated equally as human beings, and also for accusation to be investigated thoroughly,  has been undermined. Whilst studying there he was targeted with Nazi propaganda, and to his dismay then learned that this was something the university were unwilling to do anything about. He then discovered that conspiracy theories abound, and what’s more, the writings on Zionists, by esteemed scholars, experts in their respective fields, Arthur Butz and Steven Thrasher, were also indicative of conspiracy theories. They described Zionism as “a malignant conspiracy intended to harm other peoples through the use of covert, dishonest, manipulative, and/or violent means.” Whereas in reality “Zionism is simply the expression of the Jewish people’s right to national self-determination in their ancestral homeland, the right to their own state.” Yet the Jewish people have fought and been persecuted throughout history in their attempt to attain it.

The depth of research which has gone into this book is astounding. The author really gives the non-Jewish reader an insight into the battles the Jewish people have endured over the centuries, and the strength of their religious belief to sustain their faith against adversity. I found this book extremely thought-provoking, and my eyes were truly opened to the politics of the far-right and far-left in their anti-Jewish, anti-Semitic, and anti-Zionist conspiracy theories. However, in reading this book, I also fully comprehend the complete depth of harm conspiracy theories can cause in all aspects of society.

This book is written on a very personal level. The author references Northwestern University, and its scholars because it is his alma mater. There is no doubt that Northwestern University influenced him in many positive ways, inspiring him to become a lifelong learner, and his graduate studies there furnished him with the skills to compete in the banking and investment world. This heartfelt, and well researched book makes fascinating and enlightening reading. Highly recommended.

About the Book:

Conspiracy U exposes how conspiracy theories drawn from far-right and far-left ideologies masquerade as scholarship at many universities, endangering our norms and conceptions of morality and truth.

In Conspiracy U, Shay presents a case study of his alma mater, Northwestern University, in order to challenge the proliferation of anti-Zionist conspiracy theories championed on college campuses by both the far right and far left.

Shay tackles the thorny question of how otherwise brilliant minds willingly come to embrace and espouse such patent falsehoods. He explains why Zionism, the movement for Jewish national self-determination, has become the focal point for both far-right and far-left conspiracy theories. His keen analysis reveals why Jews serve as the canary in the coal mine.

Conspiracy U delivers an urgent wake-up call for everyone who cares about the future of civil society and is concerned that universities today are failing at teaching students how to strive for truth but rather guiding students to blindly trust theories driven by ideology. The book provides a roadmap for reform based on universal moral and intellectual standards and offers a way out of the culture wars that are ripping America apart.

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Bad Love Medicine by Kevin L Schewe MD

A fantastic blend of science-fiction, time travel and history!

I have been a fan of the Bad Love Gang since the first book Bad Love Strikes. This is author, Kevin L. Schewe MD, FACRO’s fourth book in the series, and the cleverly written novels span decades and indeed take his readers to other worlds. I have to say straight away that the stories are all connected as a series, however they stand-alone very successfully.

The Bad Love Gang’s original story was set in 1974 and tells of their discovery of the “White Hole Project” a time machine made by Einstein on the orders of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. However, this, as they say is only the beginning…

The following two books take the gang on various adventures back in time, and indeed to another world, Planet Azur. And, it is the link to this planet, a “sister” to Earth, which is the reason for the Azurians mining the exotic matter, essential to their planet, in The Black Forest, southwest Germany, in November 1941. Where their presence was discovered by sergeant major Klaus Richter, a rising star in the Waffen-SS, who was tasked with leading a small squad of Nazi Waffen-SS soldiers to investigate “strange lights” in the Black Forest.

Klaus Richter’s discovery of the Azurian spaceship, and the exotic matter, led to Adolph Hitler instructing Gunther Brandt, the brilliant theoretical and quantum mechanics physicist work to build his own time machine, named the ”Black Hole Project.” This of course could not be allowed to happen!

This book, has a really clever playlist of music for the stories, each perfect for the time and events which are taking place. The adventures are so exciting! From the gangs continuing battle in 1975, with the Russian spy Borya Krovopuskov, and his wife, as they desperately attempt to get their children back at any costs, to the gang going over to England during WWII. There in London, half the gang go to Churchill’s office as they plan to stop Hitler, whilst the others leave for Liverpool in desperate search to find Meatball’s (one of the gang’s nickname) love, Hannah Lieb.

This award winning author can really tell a wonderful tale, taking his readers on unbelievable adventures with The Bad Love Gang. “Live dangerously, have fun, don’t die!” is their motto, in this book we are to discover, this is a close call. Their missions are wide and varied, all with the best intentions, yet in this story the question is asked. Is it truly possible to go back into the past without changing the future?

I highly recommend this book for lovers of time travel, science fiction, and history.

About the Author:

KEVIN L. SCHEWE, MD, FACRO, a resident of Denver, Colorado, is a board-certified cancer specialist who has been in the private practice of radiation oncology for 32+ years. He is an entrepreneur, having founded Elite Therapeutics and Bad Love Cosmetics Company, LLC. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of a small, publicly-traded, renewable, green energy and animal feed company called VIASPACE, Inc. Bad Love Strikes is his debut novel. Bad Love Tigers, Book 2 of the Bad Love Series, released in July, 2020. Bad Love Beyond, Book 3 released in November 2020.

Author’s Website: https://kevinschewe.com/the-author

Bad Love Medicine is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Love-Medicine-BOOK4-Kevin-Schewe/dp/1954978138/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Resetting Healthcare Post-COVID-19 Pandemic by Sanjay Prasad

Getting the best The Healthcare Post Covid-19, all you need to know.

The author of this very informative book, Dr Sanjay Prasad has been a highly qualified, successful, and respected surgeon for nearly 30 years. He specialises in otology, neurotology and skull-based surgery, with a sub-speciality in otolaryngology. Dr Prasad lives and practices in Washington DC, with his wife Deepika and they have four adult children of whom they are very proud. He is the founder of SurgiPrice, Inc., which has two subsidiaries SurgiQuality and SurgiConnect, which have missions to connect patients with the best surgeons who operate in a cost effective environment.

Dr Prasad begins this book by looking back at how our world has changed since the emergence of COVID-19. The speed of its spread and the loss of lives during this pandemic has been unprecedented. It is thanks to the united work of healthcare systems around the world in their efforts to find a vaccines, and then efficiently arranging mass vaccinations for the people very quickly – Operation Warp Speed (OWS,) that many people are a lot safer now. These vaccinations along with wearing masks, social distancing, and scrupulous hygiene, are working effectively in the fight against Covid-19, although recurrences are a high possibility, and may be so for some time.

Fear of the pandemic, and government guidelines have meant that the healthcare system has changed beyond belief. No longer do we sit in crowded waiting rooms passing and receiving germs whilst waiting to see a doctor. This previous ‘normal’ way of life is now too dangerous. Instead technology has risen as our saviour. We can have telephone, Facetime, Skype or other types of consultations, safe in our own home. The internet and emails have been utilised in revolutionary ways and these giant leaps forward keep everyone as safe as possible.

However, another victim of the pandemic are those people who need elective surgery, and here we are not talking about cosmetic surgery, but rather those surgeries for life threatening illnesses like cancer, and heart problems, where the patient is not admitted through Emergency but rather has their surgeries arranged by their practitioner or the hospital. The pandemic has, through necessity postponed countless of these surgeries, with sometimes tragic results.

As a doctor, the author knows that patients, when being informed of a medical diagnosis, through worry, fear, or for many other reasons don’t always take in everything the doctor or surgeon tells them. At times like these the mind goes blank, you don’t think to ask questions, query options available, ask if the person who will do your surgery is the best surgeon, or a million other things. He acknowledges that the patient slips into ‘The Patient Trap’ and decisions are often taken with the patient being swept along the system. This is where SurgiQuality comes in to play, looking after the patient and assuring they get the best care, at the lowest price.

Dr Pasad empowers his readers with important information, such as, and this one surprised me, that Centres of Excellence (COE) are self-proclaiming, any centre can give themselves this label! He looks at how advertising, TV, magazines and billboards are used to entice clients, and points out that it is the surgeon who does the operation and arranges the post-op care, not the hospital!

This is where the author’s company SurgiQuality comes in. It offers security of expertise, and an easy to understand star-graded system. The patient are provided with a hand holding service, and can rest assured they are being evaluated by the best medical professionals. These professionals ensure that all the options which are available are being considered, whilst lowering the clients out of pocket expenses.

How to enrol in SurgiQuality, and how it works is clearly explained, and there are plenty of case studies for the reader to examine.

This world is changing so fast. Isn’t it nice to know that, whatever health problem arises, there’s someone you can trust to hold your hand, and guide your decisions, with YOUR best interests at heart?

About the Author:

Sanjay Prasad, MD, FACS, has been a practicing surgeon for nearly thirty years in the super-specialized field of otology, neurotology, and skull base surgery, a subspecialty within otolaryngology head and neck surgery (ENT). Prasad is one of the few surgeons in his specialty to complete three fellowships in neurotology, advanced head and neck oncologic surgery, and cranial base surgery. He is an assistant professor at George Washington University.

As a medical director for an ambulatory surgery center, he was one of the first to start bundling surgical services for all-inclusive prices in 2014. In the same year, Prasad founded SurgiPrice, Inc. with subsidiaries SurgiQuality and SurgiConnect, with a mission to help surgical patients connect to best-in-class surgeons who operate in a cost-efficient environment.

He is the author of Resetting Healthcare, which examines the lack of transparency in surgical care and offers SurgiQuality as a solution.

Prasad practices and lives in the Washington, DC, area with his amazing wife, Deepika, and their four very accomplished adult children, Meghna, Kiran, Neha, and Dilan.

You can find more information on Dr. Sanjay Prasad and Resetting Healthcare at www.resettinghealthcare.com.

Resetting Healthcare is available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Resetting-Healthcare-Post-COVID-19-Pandemic-Sanjay/dp/1737199416/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1624695714&sr=8-1

HUSH MONEY: How One Woman Proved Systemic Racism in her Workplace and Kept her Job by Jacquie Abram

A revealing and eye-opening exposé of how racial prejudice still exists in the workplace.

Well readers, the author of this incredible work of fiction reveals that despite the years of campaigning against racial discrimination, racial prejudice sadly still exists in the workplace. The story which follows is inspirational, a tale of strength, integrity and determination.

The protagonist, Ebony, had a lot on her plate, going through a divorce, and a mother, she is living with her adopted mother, Babette,and battling against the odds, when her luck changes. A career opportunity arises, and although temporary at first, the true skills of this young woman of colour are very soon appreciated, and she becomes a rising star at the Daebrun Career Institute. However, as we are to discover soon things change, along with jealousy, the ugly head of systemic racial prejudice arises…

The story which follows tells of the horrific and cruel racial discrimination which the protagonist endures in the various jobs she undertook at the Daebrun Career Institute. These injustices were carried out by work colleagues, and her superiors. She endured terrible treatment which left her feeling worthless and degraded. However, whilst her eyes shed tears, and her heart broke, she, with the guidance of her mother found strength through God and Jesus, learning not to fight evil with evil, but to trust in her faith.

Yet, this clever woman who gave so much to her career also documented every indiscretion and false accusation, giving her solid references, something she needed countless times.

Despite the discrimination against her she used her wit and intelligence to reveal the perpetrators, and false accusations, and despite everything rose through the company to dizzy heights. However, she needed her strength for her personal life too, as whilst her career was sometimes in turmoil, she also had heart-breaking personal tragedy to deal with,

This work of fiction is truly one of fortitude, determination, and courage, from which we can learn that anything is possible, with faith. It sends a clear message to rise against racial discrimination, and reveals that with honour, and detailed notations, justice can prevail.

In the character Ebony, the author Jacquie Abram reveals some of her struggles as a single mother, facing prejudice, and it is just this element of reality which makes “Hush Money” such an unforgettable, and inspirational story!

About the Author:

Jacquie Abram is an author, a single mother of two, a victim of racial discrimination, and an antiracism consultant who draws upon her experiences, and the experiences of her daughters and others, to add depth to her writing. She began her journey as a writer after her own experiences with racism in the workplace nearly broke her, she watched her daughters suffering the same fate, and the brutal murder of George Floyd left her traumatized. As conversations about systemic racism and anti-Blackness swept the nation, Abram picked up her pen to add to the conversation in a positive, creative way.

Available from Amazon in Paperback, Kindle and Audiobook formats: https://www.amazon.com/HUSH-MONEY-Proved-Systemic-Workplace-ebook/dp/B08MCD34JP/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=hush+money&qid=1623765303&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Mart of Darkness: When More Is Not Enough by Phil Granchi

Your mind’s your limit, when you shop at the Allmart store!

This incredible comedy satire is definitely the product of a whacky mind! The author’s style of writing immediately made me think of the late Douglas Adams, and his ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.’

Phil Granchi’s protagonist, Ted Kojwaclczsziziek, is literally taken on a rollercoaster ride through AllMart, the brainchild of genius entrepreneur McAlsteinetti. Ted’s job is to infiltrate AllMart with a team of special-forces operatives who fear the CEO has become unhinged, but what they discover inside transcends belief.

What an experience this book is, yes an experience, because a ‘read’ somehow doesn’t do it justice. Right from the first page we are thrown into a zany world, wacky, and at first, it seems unreal, science-fiction and fantasy. Indeed a lot of it is, however, for those who hang on for grim death, and stay the course, it is so much more. Because weaved into this incredible comedy satire, if we look carefully, there’s the history of the superstore, the hypermarket, and dare I say, those enormous corporations who seem at times to be taking over the world.

Oh yes, Allmart, like those mega giants we all know are out there, it started small, a humble store servicing the community, offering homes and work for the locals. It was popular, supported – but then somehow it just grew, and grew, and grew, until it took over the whole area. In time it became the world’s largest chain of discount stores.

The reader can see for themselves the amazing bargains, the sales gimmicks, clever marketing, those offers you just can’t resist, so much so that you forget about the credit card maxing out, you just get another one! Lost in the fantasy world of having what you want, when you want, everything is possible, doesn’t that sound magical? However, the possibilities don’t stop there, what happens when the world is not enough, well…

Join the author for the experience of a life time, meet people whose lifestyles may ring a bell, see for yourself the wonderful offers available in this unique book. If you don’t believe me why not take a look at the Allmartstores website, yes it’s there, put the name in your search engine, you’ll see what I mean.

To say that this book is cleverly written is an understatement, it is truly a work of art, a comedy satire, blended with science-fiction and fantasy, guaranteed to take you on the adventure of a lifetime. Highly recommended!

About the Author:

Phil Granchi has spent most of his life avoiding novel writing. His many distractions have included collecting fossils in Antarctica, performing a completely improvised university lecture at comedy festivals around the world, working as a freelance graphic artist in direct marketing agencies and producing online educational games for a now-defunct dotcom startup. He’s now a practicing radiologist in rural northern California. He enjoys spending time in the wilderness with his wife, Melissa Granchi, his favorite travel companion.

About the Book:

The CEO of AllMart, the world’s largest chain of discount stores, has become unhinged and the feds send a team of ultra-deep special forces to stop him. This gritty, genre-bashing, darkly-comic dystopian/sci-fi/thriller mashup takes you on a hallucinogenic carnival ride through the company’s flagship store that covers an ever-expanding swath of southern Ohio. Told through the horrified eyes of K, an office temp who has accidentally been recruited for his “special skills,” Mart of Darkness pits the team against feral live-in shoppers, morality-free executives and quantum technology that threatens to collapse the global economy. K is in way over his head and can’t find a way out. Join him as he crosses the Videocean, passes through the Great Gates of Giardiniera and gains a lasting appreciation for early Native American hunting practices. Chug an energy drink, don’t expect cell phone service inside, and climb on for the ride!

Available from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B096PPKTW4?pf_rd_r=TMZP4GPGKYEV16WVE6WP&pf_rd_p=6fc81c8c-2a38-41c6-a68a-f78c79e7253f&pd_rd_r=98816c37-961a-46eb-8b04-d8d8e2c5eecc&pd_rd_w=Drkth&pd_rd_wg=oPj27&ref_=pd_gw_unk