December Promotions Update 2


Here is the latest update on my December promotions. The next book I’m offering free is Fragments Of Divinity, so if you would like to download a copy just click on the link below that is relevant to you, anytime between 11 and 15 December inclusive. Other news is that I am extending the discount codes for my paperbacks in the Amazon CreateSpace Store by four days, so you will be able to purchase one of my paperbacks at a special reduced price up to 15 December. Finally, the Kindle version of The Amazing Journey will only be free to download from 16-17 December inclusive. Thanks for taking an interest in my work.

Download in Amazon UK http://ow.ly/rBt49
Download in Amazon US http://ow.ly/rBtNM
Download in Amazon Germany http://ow.ly/rBulZ
Download in Amazon Italy http://ow.ly/rBuBX
Download in Amazon India http://ow.ly/rBu1d
Download in Amazon Canada http://ow.ly/rBv5o
Download in Amazon Australia http://ow.ly/rBviy

TAJ-Final Version-EBFragments Of Divinity – use code F5N5UY48 https://www.createspace.com/3822776
The Amazing Journey – use code S2NZZFXD http://tinyurl.com/bhjz67t
Inspiration For Breakfast – use code ZVLG5TVA https://www.createspace.com/3957136
Wisdom Bytes – use code 59NH5UTG http://ow.ly/rmM3q

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December Promotions In Paperback And Kindle


A warm December hello for all my blog followers. I thought I would take the opportunity to let you know about the promotions I am running for Christmas. There are FREE eBooks available to download from the Amazon Kindle Store, and for those of you in the USA there are a series of discount codes that you can use in the Amazon CreateSpace Store to order my paperbacks at a special promotional price. Unfortunately, the discount codes are not valid in Amazon Europe so I can’t offer the same discounts to my followers in the UK and other European countries. Firstly, here are the links to the FREE eBooks.

MOAMMusings Of A Medium FREE until 5 December

Download in amazon.co.uk http://ow.ly/rmEYw
Download in Amazon.com http://ow.ly/rmFNe
Download in Amazon Germany http://ow.ly/rmHfP
Download in Amazon Italy http://ow.ly/rmHKY
Download in Amazon India http://ow.ly/rmIja
Download in Amazon Canada http://ow.ly/rmIMp
Download in Amazon Australia http://ow.ly/rmJ5g

I will be posting the links to my other free eBooks as and when they become available. But watch out for Angelic Wisdom Trilogy, which is next up on 6-10 December.

The following paperbacks can be purchased at a reduced price from the Amazon CreateSpace store using the respective
discount codes

TAJ-Final Version-EBFragments Of Divinity – use code F5N5UY48 https://www.createspace.com/3822776
The Amazing Journey – use code S2NZZFXD http://tinyurl.com/bhjz67t
Inspiration For Breakfast – use code ZVLG5TVA https://www.createspace.com/3957136
Wisdom Bytes – use code 59NH5UTG http://ow.ly/rmM3q

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I hope you avail yourself of these FREE or discounted books of spiritual inspiration. It’s my pleasure to offer them.

FOD New Cover

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Coming Very Soon – Wisdom Bytes


Well, I thought I was all “authored out” and had put my plans for another new book on hold until next year. My latest work was actually written, however, the segments needed to be put into chapters and the general layout and formatting of the text needed doing; not forgetting that I also needed to work on a cover. I thought I’d had enough for a while but just under a week ago I felt the tiniest spark of oomph within me;any writers who may be reading this will know exactly what I mean by feeling that oomph within! The result of that feeling is that I now have the completed files plus a cover submitted for review. I’m expecting to be able to go ahead and publish within the next 24 hours, then next week I can format an eVersion for kindle. My latest offering is called Wisdom Bytes and the cover and synopsis are awaiting your perusal below!

Wisdom Bytes is the second book in the Fragments Of Divinity series, and like all my other books, is for anyone and everyone from age very young to very old who is searching for a deeper spiritual understanding. The book itself is written in the style of a blog; the idea to create it in this way came from the works of Paramahansa Yogananda.

Yogananda was the first Indian yogi to take up residence in the West and he was the founder of The Self Realisation Fellowship in the US. He departed this Earth in 1952, but left an amazing legacy of profound spiritual insights totalling over 1,700 pages. In order to keep their guru’s work alive the fellowship released it in a series of smaller volumes. Having purchased a number of these truncated works myself I noted how helpful it was to have potentially very complicated texts condensed down into small volumes. One such book is only 28 pages long and can fit neatly into a breast pocket.

So, having read a number of these smaller volumes I came up with the idea for the Fragments Of Divinity series. In keeping with my previous work I have written it in a very reader friendly and easy-to-understand way; some of the first spiritual books I read when I was first discovering my own spiritual pathway were written in such a way that when I got to the end I still didn’t have a clue. As I tend to write about my own actual experiences my books are self-researching, which is a bonus, because it tends to reduce the writing time as well

Anyone who is searching for a deeper meaning to life or who is looking for answers to those seemingly unanswerable questions that tend to nag away at us will find Wisdom Bytes a very interesting and thought-provoking read.

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What’s Hap’nin Man?


Here is an update of what is happening with regard to some exciting projects I am currently working on.

TAJ-Final Version-EBFirstly, I am proud to announce that Wednesday July 3 sees the official launch of The Amazing Journey in paperback. Originally published as Astral Travelling, The Avatar and Me, The Amazing Journey has been completely revamped. There is a brand new cover, some slight rewrites, the manuscript has been re-edited and there is a new chapter, which was written in January 2013. Although the book has actually been available since February this year along with the eBook version on Amazon Kindle, I was not entirely happy with the layout. Now that all outstanding issues with the interior have been resolved I’m going ahead with the official launch.

I’m also currently working on a book called The Avatar Speaks, which is a compilation of inspirational quotes by Sri Sathya Sai Baba. It will be available in paperback only and 100% royalties will be donated to the “end hunger” charity The Extra Guest (see link below). There are also plans for Book Two of Fragments Of Divinity that should be published before the end of the year.

http://theextraguest.com

On the CD front, I am back in the amazing DB Studios in Stroud, Glos (see link below) to work on my latest project, which is a revamping of Native American Wisdom. It is a wonderful meditation CD that up to now has only been available directly from me. But I am adding a new backing track (which I played on synthesizer and recorded a few days prior to writing this post) and making it available to buy on Amazon.

http://www.dbstudios.co.uk/

Thanks for taking this journey with me.

Christmas Promotion – Free From Amazon Kindle


From December 27-29 inclusive, Fragments Of Divinity, a blog-style book of spiritual inspiration, will be FREE to download from Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk

Happy Holidays to all my followers!

Amazon.co.uk http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fragments-Divinity-Mr-Richard-Holmes/dp/147502259X/ref=la_B004TL50JM_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1356548135&sr=1-5

Amazon.com http://www.amazon.com/Fragments-Divinity-Mr-Richard-Holmes/dp/147502259X/ref=la_B004TL50JM_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1356548212&sr=1-4

Also, coming on New Year’s Day – Astral Travelling, The Avatar And Me (second edition) FREE to download from Amazon US and UK on January 1 only.

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A Bit Of Inspiration Never Did Anyone Any Harm Part Two

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For the launch of my latest book, Fragments Of Divinity, on June 12, I appeared as a guest on the blog of my friend and psychic novelist, Linn B Halton.  Below is a copy of the article.

It’s amazing how meeting someone can radically change your life, the way you look at things and the way you look at your future. Today I’m introducing one such person who has indeed had a radical impact upon my life. When I first met Richard Holmes I had been looking for him for a while … yes I know that sounds strange, but I had seen him at an evening of Clairvoyance a couple of years prior and been unable to get hold of his contact details. It’s a long story, but to cut it short it was no coincidence when eventually I was ‘pointed’ in the right direction and there in front of me was a flyer advertising Richard’s next platform. I booked a one-to-one session with Richard and it was amazing, but more was to come. He introduced me to the Vedic Gayatri Mantra and I attended two sessions he held in Nailsworth, Glos in the UK. He also introduced me to meditation and I now use his CD’s to aid my thought processes. I have read everything Richard has written and it has answered so many of my questions about life after death, angels and spirituality. So it’s my great pleasure to introduce and welcome Richard.

I’d love you to tell my visitors about your latest book, another insightful read and great addition to your list of publications. I must admit that I originally sought out your books because I had questions that remained unanswered and what I’ve read has certainly opened my eyes to so many things. But first I wondered if you would mind penning one of your wonderful ‘thoughts for the day’ – something that will inspire everyone and make them stop what they are doing to think about something in a little more detail for just a moment.’

“Thanks for having me as a guest on your blog Linn, and yes, it would be a great pleasure for me to share a wonderful piece of inspiration with you. The following is a quote from Sri Sathya Sai Baba, and it is probably my favourite quote of all time. What I find so inspirational about these quotes is that they can have a number of different meanings depending on your perspective, but as you develop and grow spiritually you are able to look deeper and deeper into the words until the meanings becomes more and more profound.

“make your life a rose and speak silently in the language of fragrance”

For me this has a very deep and profound meaning that I will endeavour to share with you. The rose has a wonderful scent that is quite impossible to describe in words. The scent of a rose simply speaks for itself; in volumes. So when Baba says “make your life a rose and speak silently in the language of fragrance” he is asking us to overcome attachment to the ego-self, pay less attention to words and let our actions speak for us. Nature has a wonderful way of teaching us, and it’s quite incredible how the rose quite effortlessly gives off such an amazing fragrance that is so powerful in its simplistic beauty. The rose does this simply by being itself, and this is also what Baba is saying; if we were to just be ourselves instead of worrying about what others think and how we look in the eyes of others we would simply shine in the way we were meant to. Our “way of being” would speak for us and we would be an example for all those around us.

Another quote that I find really inspirational is “climb the mountains to receive their blessings” from Marcus Aurelius. This again is quite profound in its simplicity. This is another way of saying “no pain – no gain”, or to be a bit more subtle; Marcus is telling us that the rewards derived from hard work are worth the slog. Symbolically, “climb the mountains” means anything that we undertake that is hard to accomplish and “receive their blessings” equates to the reward, which is the sense of achievement we get from having completed the task.

Many quotes are self-explanatory and simple to understand, which is the way I like to write. Indeed, one of the most common things that people say to me when they have read my books is that the topics I write about are always explained in a very clear and easy-to-understand way. So I’m going to end this little article with some words from Albert Einstein that I came across the other day for the first time. I think this is a classic example of a quote that is logic in its most pure and simple form. So, I’ll just say thanks again Linn for having me as a guest on your blog, and it’s over to Albert…..

“we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”

 

Latest News


It was good to write an actual article the other day, it really did seem like it had been ages since my last one.  However, there has been a reason for this.  I felt that it was about time I released some new material, so I had the idea of four new paperbacks and two CD’s.  The idea was that I would set about publishing my new writing project, Fragments Of Divinity (FOD), in three volumes, and also publish Angelic Wisdom Trilogy (AWT) in paperback form.  Once the first volume of FOD had been published along with AWT, I would then set about revamping two of my CD’s so that they would be available on Amazon, and once that was done I would publish volumes two and three of FOD, simple!  Unfortunately, nothing in life ever seems to be simple.  It’s these projects that have kept me from writing blog posts, so here is an update of what’s going on.

As things stand, FOD has been published as an eBook on Smashwords, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and I am currently still awaiting delivery of the proof copy in paperback before giving the go-ahead for publishing.  There have been a number of teething problems with the eBook on Amazon, that hopefully will be put to bed by the time Easter is out of the way.  As far as AWT goes, I have taken receipt of two proof copies already, the second having arrived this morning, but I am still not happy with the layout and am now considering starting again from scratch with a blank template and then resubmitting.  As opposed to tinkering with the current file and hoping that the issues resolve themselves.  It’s for these reasons that I have been quiet; no blog posts because I’ve been busy on the two books, and no shout-outs for the two books because niggling little problems with both have prevented me from completing publication.

Thankfully I have plenty of time before my official launches (FOD June 12 and AWT July 3) to get things right.  I also realised as I was putting FOD together that I didn’t even have enough material for two books, never mind three.  So as things stand I haven’t had a chance yet to research the revamping of my CD’s.  But I’m hoping to kick that off over the Easter period.

I got the idea for FOD from the books by Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952) that are issued by the Self Realization Fellowship in the US.  Yogananda’s work was very extensive, but the fellowship have released a series of short booklets containing the condensed teachings of this wonderful yogi.  So my idea for FOD is to release at least three, but probably more, blog style books of no more than 100-110 pages that tackle potentially complicated spiritual topics in an easy-to-read-and-understand way.

So, there you have it….. watch this space for future updates!