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Thursday, December 29, 2011

VBT Pit Stop & Interview with David Knight - I Am I: The In-Dweller of your Heart




Welcome to BK Walker Books Etc. I'm so happy you could join me today from your home in the UK

BK: Please tell us a little about yourself...

Hi, my name is David and I’m 47 years of age. I’m married to Caroline and we live with our adopted cats Toby, Treacle, Spiky and Missy in Northamptonshire in the UK. In growing up I could describe myself as a Mr. Average or like a 'Joe Bloggs really. I don’t feel that I have any airs and graces but just want to help people in their lives, especially through Spiritual education and guidance Whilst I have earned a living in various types of work, (this ranged from HM Forces, Financial Services, Care Assistant and self-employment) my search for fulfilment changed from the exterior and without to the interior and within. My hobbies (when time permits) are DIY, renovating, spending time with family and friends and very rarely now…online PS 3 gaming.


BK: Please tell us a little about your book....

I am I: The In-dweller of your Heart is the first part of at least two books to uplift and inspire one’s soul and heart throughout this roller-coaster called life. It’s like having a reference to guide and lean upon in both happy and sad times. If one is not able to connect with their own heart’s center, one of the 52 lessons will surely help and motivate you to overcome the challenges that we all face. Ultimately, it is for leading you on towards the goal of self- realization of one’s own Divinity, recognizing the permanent bliss and peace within.


BK: What inspired you to pen this particular novel?

After books one (Pathway) and the sequel (Deliverance of Love, Light and Truth) which were both ‘Channeled’ books, something bizarre occurred. It felt like an even stronger connection to my heart had enveloped me. I had been instructed by my spirit guides that I would hear and sense the words of God flow in, through and from me. It was at that point I knew I needed to write a new book.

BK: When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I guess that was when the first book came to fruition really. It’s interesting though, because from the outside looking in, people often assume that you’re only classed as a writer if you’re being paid for it. Or, if someone writes a Novella then it’s not really classed as a book as such. As with any creative expression you need to have a passion for what you’re doing or else what is being said, painted, built etc will not contain the essence of the true you. I guess it’s for others to judge whether something is worthwhile to them or not. Price / cost shouldn’t really enter into the equation but the materialistic world in which we live in seems to dictate and try to have a hold over us all.

BK: How do you keep your story flowing?

I knew, or rather felt within that there would be 52 lessons to write so I had it quite easy in that respect. I knew at what point the book would end and its actual structure as it were. There aren’t any characters apart from the reader and God…which in fact is one and the same as weird as that may sound! I just wanted to may sure that I didn’t let ‘God’ down in any way, as its difficult sometimes to get that balance of family, work and home responsibilities right in our lives isn’t it?

BK: Do you ever run into writer's block, and if so, what do you do to get past it?

Mmm…I didn’t really have set times to write but almost always knew within when I needed too. It was like a pull of the heart strings. Or, something could happen or I could feel emotions within me from what I see or hear. On occasions when my mind has been a bit turbulent or am very tired then when I have started to write the connection to my heart becomes slightly disturbed. If one is unfocused in any way its like looking through Rose colored glasses…you don’t see the true picture. We need to look through the lens of our heart, mind and soul as one. That way we can look, feel and sense the truth.

BK: What is your writing process like? Do you have any quirks, or must-haves to write?

I guess most writers like peace and quite and I am probably no different. I used to try and set the scene…incense, candles… soft music etc but nowadays nothing can be better than sitting in the garden on a warm day and feeling God’s words flow from within, while seeing / sensing God in nature all around you.


BK: Where do you hope your books/writing will be in the future?

Well, many years ago I had a feeling that Spirit wanted me to write 7 books in my life so this is book 3 and 4 to go! A lot of people feel they need fame and fortune but they are just trinkets that adorn the body within the permanent world. Yes I would like to write full time for a living but that would have to be through God’s will not mine. He knows what we need and when and I am sure he’s fully aware of mine! It would be great to be able to have an income from my books. Ideally I would split it into 3 …one third for charity, one third for continued writing / promotion / marketing and making the books as good as they can be …and the rest for living and bills and for helping family and friends too.

BK: What do you hope readers will take away from your books?

I sincerely hope that they will feel the love that is within and all around them. That they can move forward in their lives with an open heart and make all their dreams come true.


BK: What is one piece of advice you received that you carry with you in your writing?

That the power, love, light and the truth is within everyone single one of us and in all ‘life’.


BK: What is one piece of advice you would give to new and aspiring writers?

Don’t give up on your dreams and goals...for it’s only yourself who can stop you from being who you want to be.


BK: Are you currently working on any new projects? What can we expect from you in the future?

Yes, I am currently working on part 2 of I am I: The In-dweller of your Heart. The lessons are even more amazing (if that is possible) and will make you want to reach beyond the stars from within your heart. Love is simple and everything is simply love too. Tears of joy and hope have flowed while writing it.

BK: Where can readers find you?

The books are on all e-book formats (through Smashwords.com) and they are available from Amazon on paperback / kindle too. I have my blog/ website which is http://AscensionForYou.co.uk/blog

I am also on the social networks Twitter@AscensionForYou and

http://www.facebook.com/pages/AscensionForYou-Spiritual-Guidance-and-Education/147338671945241

Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a pleasure having you and I wish you much success in the future.


It’s been great. I really appreciate your support and I hope that the readers can connect in some way with the interview today! God Bless to all. Thanks Dave

DAVID KNIGHT was born into his current physical embodiment in 1964. He is married to Caroline and they live with their adopted cats Toby, Treacle, Spiky and Missy in the UK. In growing up he describes himself as a Mr. Average or like a 'Joe Bloggs'. Whilst earning a living in various types of work, (this ranged from HM Forces, Financial Services, a Care Assistant and also self-employment) his search for fulfilment changed from the exterior and without to the interior and within.
Spiritual education gained a greater momentum and at the age of 21 a more urgent sense of dedication as well as a new realization had set in. New evidence of and from God, were soon revealed through his life experiences. With the aid of Spirit guides and beings from the ethereal planes, the foundations were laid for all who wished to develop and experience their Hearts flame of love and light and to embark upon a unique opportunity for all soul's in this lifetime.


I am I: The In-Dweller of your Heart is a stepping stone for all who embark upon their own quest for 'Spiritual' education and guidance. So, even if you are comfortable with your own faith and religion, you may have decided to explore new interpretations and such issues on a personal or global scale.
The author David Knight has received and transcribed these passages of text in a process known as 'Inner Dictation'. He describes this as writing from within the connection of his heart where peace, bliss, love and light reign supreme. 
God's wisdom and teachings are laid out before you so you can simply choose and read whenever or whatever your heart needs or desires. They are guidelines, principles and simple directions for you to now dip your toes or dive headfirst into the waters of you're own Divine essence.
These books will form the very threads of life's new tapestry, each being spun into 52 lessons from, to and through our own hearts and soul's. They are like a father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, partner or personal friend who knows you better than you can ever know 'yourself'. 
Part 1 is a companion for life which does not judge, condemn or scold, but hopes to encourage, guide, console, teach and remind you of who and what you are, why you live and for what purpose too!



David's book is being launched on 2/2/12 on Amazon. There is an exciting contest that is in effect from now until the Launch.

There are great prizes that are involved:

$100 gift certificate for Amazon toward a Kindle
Two $50.00 Amazon Gift Certificates
Authors can substitute their choice of a video book review or Facebook Welcome page for the Kindle Gift Certificate if they win.

To enter, visit David's blog: http://www.ascensionforyou.co.uk/blog

Please fill out the Contest form. You can complete at least one task option to enter
but the more tasks you complete, the more entries you will have.





Giveaway:

There is the free e-book to down load of Deliverance of Love, Light and Truth at Smashwords… here is the link http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/15380


Follow David's Tour HERE

Saturday, December 24, 2011

VBT Pit Stop with Rachel Thompson - Review of Mancode: Exposed & Kindle Giveaway


Welcome to BK Walker Books Etc Rachel! Today I had the pleasure of reading Rachel's newest release, Mancode:Exposed. I enjoyed reading A Walk In The Snark, read my review HERE,  so much that when she asked me to review the next installment I jumped on it. So welcome Rachel and let's check out Mancode:Exposed!

Is it possible to truly expose men? 

Men, women, sex, love, stereotypes. Important world topics like garages, lingerie, and um, chocolate? It's a melting pot (okay, now you're just getting hungry)...

But more than that, it's about all the levels in which we communicate...viewed through Thompson's looking glass of humor and deconstructed with her special brand of snark.

Thompson explores controversial questions like: Can we outrun our DNA? Will we women always be slaves to our talkative nature (après sex)?  Will men never be free of the chains of emotional withholding? Can we transfer man's paper towel changing abilities from garage to kitchen? 

"Women see a man scratching his stuff and want to run away. Quickly. Men see a woman rearranging her breasts, he's mesmerized. Imagine that." 






My Review:


According to the dictionary, the definition of Snark is - Combination of "snide" and "remark". Sarcastic comment(s). Also snarky (adj.) and snarkily (adv.)


According to me, the definition is RachelintheOC, Rachel Thompson, Mancode vs. Chickspeak, A Walk In The Snark, Mancode Exposed! 


I absolutely just love the work of Rachel Thompson. Not only is she an amazing person, her writing is witty, humorous, and OMG Brilliant! Where the heck does she come up with this stuff? She never fails to bring a smile to one's face and if you have followed her blog or read her first book, A Walk in the Snark, then you know exactly what I'm talking about. If you haven't done either of the above, well let me tell you, you're missing out on some good stuff. So hop on over to www.rachelintheoc.com, buckle up, and enjoy the ride! You will love it!


In Macode Exposed Thompson hits more on the man aspect of her rants and deconstruction, but boy oh boy is she right on. Don't fret guys, she also incorporates some Chickspeak as well. From a man's personal domain - his garage, to California Barbies, to a guys "One Size Fits All Fix It" box, you are sure to be laughing with her antics and explanations!


Rent-A-Husband was brilliant though I really love the idea of a Cabana boy. I absolutely loved Mark on the World, where men may actually need to be marking their territories. It just goes on and on, and I'm telling you this is stuff you need to get your hands on, guys and gals alike. I believe with Thompson's books, it may just open up the lines of communication in relationships, which let's admit it, that's where many fall short, (no she's not a therapist, but what better way to crack that code than with humor and a book to prove it?)!


I absolutely give Mancode Exposed 5 stars, and highly encourage you to buy it, buy A Walk In The Snark, and watch for her upcoming releases which I know she will not disappoint. You'll be glad you did.




I'm a chick who writes stuff that makes you laugh. My blog has been nominated for funniest blog this year. I've been told I write in the style of that Dickens guy. Kidding.

I'm a mom, a wife, and a recovering pharmaceuticals rep. It's been a long process but I'm doing okay, thanks. 

I usually write about men (The Mancode), marriage, kids, being a mom, living in the OC (ya know--being a pale redhead living in a sea of blondes) and vodka. Not necessarily in that order depending on the day.

I also write occasionally about serious stuff, like the death of someone I once loved or lost love--so don't be shocked if you come visit and don't see the funny. 

Don't come here looking to find advice about how to be sweet or nice. I'm pretty much allergic to both of those words.

If you want to learn how to find humor in everyday life, well, I'm really not your girl either. Mostly I just laugh at stuff and make up words (See "Refrigeratoritis and Manesia.") Yet somehow it all seems to work.

And don't call me cute. (Hint: babies and puppies are cute. Grown women are not.)

Giveaway Time!
Follow Rachel's tour HERE. Be sure to introduce yourself in a comment, she loves to hear from readers! PLUS - for every comment you leave along her tour, you also get  an entry to win a brand new Kindle at the end of her tour where one lucky winner will be randomly drawn! WOOHOO!