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Aroha

Joanna’s fine with her random urges. She’s confident in her ability to paint masterpieces that fetch millions in a world of shrinking coasts, violent storms and all but outlawed paper. She’s clueless about everything else and the discovery that although dead, her mother Aroha is far from gone and is largely disapproving of her choices is just another thing to worry about. Aroha is an anomaly with shaky mental health, a soul without a body who can still touch the world but probably shouldn’t. She has awaited her daughter’s return home for 24 years and is none too happy with the lazy, messy, pot-smoking result. As if things weren’t hard enough, without a mortal body to help manage her phantom physical urges, Joanna’s new boyfriend Tristian, with his loose wandering soul and tight morals, presents an awkwardly arousing distraction. A distraction from the secret Aroha desperately wants hide from Joanna…

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Anxiety in a time of coronavirus: A way to be calm

Fear and anxiety go viral faster than any virus and have the potential to do far more harm. In a time when fear is depressing global markets, dividing nations and kindling racism and hatred management of anxiety has never been more important. This book offers methods of managing anxiety and some background on emotions, anxiety and the basis of the methods of managing it.

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Relationships From ‘Why?’ to ‘What for?’

This book is a basic guide to the concepts of human babies’ brain development, consciousness, the unconscious, memory and relationships. The book introduces these topics in simple, jargon-free terms and gives a taster of a future volume on what happens in coaching and psychotherapy and how these things work.

This book is intended for people who struggle with psychobabble and are interested in what makes them and others tick and what determines the way we relate to others.

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Order of the Stone – Book 1: The Dreaming Crystal

Seismologist Victoria watches her instruments in horror. Strange earthquakes that should be cataclysmic for the islands if not the world, rumble off the Auckland Island coast then go inexplicably quiet. But they always come back and they always get worse. She tells her strange mother Ethel about them as she’s been asked to do but why does Ethel need to know?

A tortured spirit trapped in a stone grows restless as the ancient power that binds it begins to warp and fray.The few bound to eternal life by the same power that trapped her grow perilously insane, their minds straining under the weight of ten thousand years of shared memories.

Nothing could be further from Nathan’s mind than ghosts in stones and powerful crazy people from bygone millennia. Nor would his girlfriend Tina have given the idea the time of day even if she’d had time to between her mind-numbing double shifts and Nathan being wrongfully charged and forced into prison stasis after a trial barely worth the name. But after Tina comes across a baby lying in the dirt on a construction site and sees it start to grow before her eyes, her life takes a turn for the surreal.

Eighty-five-year-old Tristian Laufala, one of the wealthiest tech moguls alive might have had a lot more to say than anyone would ever have suspected given his well-known stance on ghosts and gods and all such claptrap. But six months after the death of his beloved Joanna, on the night their house is demolished, he is pulled into dreams of strangers lives in ancient times and gibbering ghosts in blue crystal places. Nobody can wake him and as his vital signs weaken and the dreams grow ever more vivid, he is decidedly unavailable for comment on any goings on in the waking world.

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