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The Bellman Chronicles: Book Review and Friend Blogger

The Bellman Chronicles: Shining a Light on Mankind’s Missteps From The Trenches…
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 Great book! I have been a fan of Robert Hook’s blog for four years and couldn’t wait to get his ebook. He is in the hotel business of the area where he deals with customers and their baggage daily. I found the cover perfect for what he wrote about. If you are in the customer service related business you’ll love the boldness of his writing and the honesty. I kept saying that is so so true! I have been in the customer service industry myself and this was a good book, funny and to the point in areas where others would never tell. Thank you for the gift of your writing Robert! Looking forward to more of your books. © 2014 Jackie Paulson

The Journal by Derick Parsons Book Reivew


The Journal (Jack O’Neill) by Derick Parsons


The Journal by Derick Parsons Book Review is a crime thriller full of mystery, surprise and suspense.  In the Journal, Inspector Jack O’Neill and his partner Frank Carr are investigating a suspicious death.  In the meantime another case comes up and they start to investigate another death.  Two murders found seated on a chair with their hands tied behind the chair, is it the same person killing them?  I could tell the author writes what he loves and keeps the reader’s attention.  I felt like this crime mystery was one that could actually happen in real life which makes it more fun to read. I have not read Redemption Song, but now I will!  Great book!

© 2014 Jackie Paulson

A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley (relationships and cheating men)

A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley (relationships and cheating men)


A Moral Dilemma Opening of the book, “I had to do it. He’d left me with no other conceivable choice. He seemed intent on driving me crazy, turning me into a dithering, pathetic, neurotic maniac. The lying toe-rag!” I would recommend this book to anyone who is a teenager mostly females. The author has a great sense of humor with juggling the many roles of each of the characters thought out the book. Becky thinks her boyfriend is cheating on her, and gets evidence on a camcorder. She doesn’t do the recording to catch Jeremy in a lie but the bar tender. What she discovers is all too real and her two girlfriends get her through the “watching of the horrific truth of him cheating on her. If you have been divorced you may enjoy this book, as my emotions seemed to become real with the character of Becky. Yes, ending a love relationship is all too well of something all readers can relate to. If you are not someone whom likes this type of subject matter of “cheating relationships,” please do not read it. This book brought back memories of my broken relationships in my past but the story was realistic and fun to read. I would think all teenagers would love this romance and break up book because learning how others deal with their disappointments is something great to know in real life. Quote: “I know that Jerry turned out to be…” “A lying cheating toe-rag?” © 2014 Jackie Paulson

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The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey Book review+


The BP Corollary by Rick Lacey

The BP Corollary is a novel written from two different viewpoints, when you read it you can decide which one you like best. If you wish to understand the PB tragedy and the organization of the world that only an authority a novel could give, then this is a great book for you to read.

The opening of the book, “Whenever a foreign corporation with investments and operations in the Americas engages in flagrant and chronic wrongdoing whether through overt act or negligence and irresponsibility to the actual or anticipated detriment of America, its people, or its resources the United States reserves the right to force said corporation to divest its American assets, make restitution for financial harms to America or Americans and to leave the hemisphere of the Americas.”

Prologue: April 20, 2010

The earth moved.  The explosion and fire killed eleven men and would send the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform to the seas floor a mile below.  The televised oil gusher 40 miles off the Louisiana coast would last an agonizing 87 days and devastate the ecosystem of the Gulf of Mexico with 5 million barrels of crude oil.

Oil spread across the Gulf nearly 12,000 square miles, in the beginning.  Before it was over the number sky rocked!  The oil spread to beaches three weeks after the explosion.  BP stands for British Petroleum, and lost over one hundred billion dollars.  It’s obvious that the devastation had direct and indirect impacts on the environment and mother earth.

BP would disregard man and nature to engage in a cover up so daring, devious, and deadly that he decision to attempt it could only come form those few who are completely above the law.  This is a topic I am very interested in, which led my reading this true story about the Oil Industry.

On April 21, 2010 Liam Camron comfortable in Captiva Island, Florida home felt the seismic wave from the BP Explosion, it was 6:00 am.  His phone rings and a reporter said, did you hear about the tragedy at BP?

Not knowing what just happened…

There was an explosion on an oil platform under contract to BP Exploration in the Gulf of Mexico.

The reporter says, lives were lost, and the rig burning fast, the rigs name is The Deepwater Horizon.

Crew of a 100 men.

He knew who to blame or who the person to talk to was and did not want to tell the reporter his name because he signed a confidentiality agreement over ten years ago.  Camron tells the reporter that you need to talk to Maximilian Thomas, go talk to him…a former BP insider.  He also added, you didn’t hear this from me!  Because he wrote a novel called “Involuntary Separation.” to show the world attention was needed to address abuses at BP.  His prediction was right in his book and would tell the reporter why something this horrid would come to pass. After he hung up Camron then called Maximilian Thomas!

As I was curious I looked up the book “Involuntary Separation” I read that this is a book about murder in the corporate headquarters of an international oil company; a beautiful psychotic driven to revenge; one man’s obsession with stopping corporate downsizing . . . this is the thrilling heart of “Involuntary Separation.” Confronting one of the most consequential issues of our time, Involuntary Separation compels us to see what really motivates corporate downsizings and why we must stop them if we expect our great society to survive.  In the end, 11 to 15 men are dead.  This tells the reader that BP negligence, profit ahead of safety, corrupt corporate culture.   Liam Camron climbed the corporate ladder and use to be VP of Finance for BP in America.  Interesting enough Max worked under Liam and Liam protected him.

I enjoyed both sides of the story, one written in the 3rd person mostly and the other from the standpoint of a man in the first person.  I did not think I would be interested in such a story about oil in America until I read it!  Sometimes a person can learn more than can be expected and I sure learned a lot from this novel.  I am not a “news: reader” so this information was a very new to me.  Whether you read the news or not, this story will open your eyes to a new perspective on the Oil spill and one that the Big Wigs of America corrupted America.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson

Book Review Beyond Victim Consciousness by Lynne Forrest

Beyond Victim Consciousness by Lynne Forrest

Lynne Forrest published this book in 2011, and I have yet to post my book review. Here it is 2014 and I am just now getting to it as this book has helped me in so many ways.  This book is based on personal experience and subjective evidence.  Lynne does not wish to diagnose or cure illness or disease of any kind.  Your situation may not be exactly suited to the examples found in this book.

The reason I am doing such a long review is that it has helped me become more conscious of the victim mentality and how to let go and let God.  If you are a victim of codependency, this book will help you as well.  They say that to overcome anything you need to become aware and admit to yourself that you have a problem in order to get to the root cause in order to solve it once and for all, this I do believe.  If you don’t know you have a victim mentality and don’t know how to recognize them, how can you get any better mentally?

Preface: “On the morning of 12/16/2006 I “got” the message.  I finally understood that I could no longer coast along, hoping it would work out, praying that I was not getting really sick, but I had to face reality.  I was, in fact, increasingly, alarmingly ill.”  Lynne was diagnosed with a serious illness in 10/2001.  After finding out that traditional doctors could not diagnose and help heal her, Lynne went on a hunt to cure herself with holistic medicine.  I have to admit that I have “been there and done that.”  In the 21st Century with Obama Care, I think more individuals are seeking natural ways to heal as their method to cure their aliments more than using traditional doctors.  The key is to rebuild your immune system which will take time because if it took some time to get into an illness it takes great strength and effort to get out of it.

Lynne wishes to share her transformational story with all of you and how she was restored to complete health and wellness.  She gained her physical health, stabilized her emotions, cleared her thinking and energized her connection with the world around her as she placed the higher power or God at the focus of her healing.

In this book you will learn, like her how to take your excess weight off, shed layers of unhappy beliefs, of destructive habits, and of defensive reactions that held her captive which led to the term “victim consciousness.”

The most important lesson to learn from Lynne is the Drama Triangle which is a diagram which outlines the three primary roles of victim consciousness which is the rescuer, persecutor, and victim.  The Drama triangle was developed by Dr. Stephen Karpman.

This is a book about victim consciousness, it is defined, and it is illustrated and tells how it affects each of our lives.  More important, this book provides a way of reframing the way we think about ourselves, our lives and those around us.  We are given tools to actually follow through with transformation of our own lives.

If you have had a dysfunctional or painful childhood this book will help you along your path to become conscious of how that has affected you throughout your life and how to overcome it.  If you need healing and peace in your life you will learn that being happy is a choice and does not depend on your outside circumstances.  Just change your focus.  The real reason for unhappiness is always what we are thinking about an event, never the event itself.  The law of attraction is a great resource to help you get out of a negative and toxic mindset.  If you want to change your unhealthy life you need to begin to shift the way you perceive yourself and your life in general.  Just examine each of your thoughts and beliefs about the things that are bothering you and in doing this you will lift out of a very unhappy world you live in based by your own thoughts.

On page three Lynne gives us all the “guiding principles” that will help you along your journey.  Here they are summed up-

The thoughts we believe determine the quality of our life experiences.

Our thoughts determine our vibrational frequency.  Low frequency thoughts are fear, depression, isolation, resentment, jealousy and such.  High frequency thoughts are when we believe we are protected, loved and have faith in a higher power to give us all that is good.

The world acts as a mirror that reflects our own state of consciousness.  We project our beliefs onto the world where they are reflected back to us.  We than react in ways that prove to us that what we believe is true.  We tend to think our beliefs come from our life experiences but it is the opposite our experiences often come from what we believe and our beliefs create our personal reality.

Our beliefs become the personal reality we see and experience in physical form.  In other words, we manifest our beliefs.  If we have beliefs that breed feelings of peace and harmony we will see that all around us.  If our beliefs are full of strife and conflict, then strife and conflict will be our personal reality.

Life has cycles, like a roller coaster going up and down.  We can either perceive ourselves as victims or feel at the mercy of life’s ups and downs or we can move into “observer consciousness” and witness life as a reflection of our own mind.

What we focus on expands. The more we resist something the harder it gets.

What we judge as unacceptable in others is something we have not admitted or accepted in ourselves.

Everything happens for a reason and for has a purpose.

This book is packed with information that you will be able to use and transform your life as it has slowly done to mine.  If you enjoy this review hit Like or please comment below.

© 2014 Jackie Paulson