Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Chic Lit Gets Esoteric by Tamara Lee Dorris author of Secrets of a Spiritual Guru #giveaway

Tamara Lee Dorris, author of Secrets of a Spiritual Guru is taking over my blog today. Make sure you enter to win a $20 Amazon gift card by filling in the Rafflecopter.

Let me just start out by saying, if I’m weird, I blame it on that woman I call “Mom.”
My mom apparently had her first psychic experience when she was only three. How she can remember anything from when she was three-years-old is beyond me. I can’t remember what I had for lunch yesterday. Wait a minute…did I even have lunch yesterday? No wonder I’m hungry. Anyway, I didn’t think I grew up differently than most kids. You know, except my mom was the only divorced mother in my whole sixth grade class, oh, and that she occasionally talked to dead people. Standard stuff.
Our hallway bookshelf was filled with classics like Hemmingway, Steinbeck and Margaret Mitchell. I read all these when I was eleven. Little did I know that the books by Edward Cayce and Jean Dixon on the shelf were considered ‘esoteric.’ I read those too, and still don’t understand why JFK didn’t listen when Jean Dixon told him not to go to Dallas. I mean, why pay a famous astrologer for a reading and then ignore her advice? And speaking of Dallas, I still do not care who shot JR, but I am curious how many face-lifts he’s had.
Now, you won’t find me on any ghost-busting adventures because frankly, that stuff scares me, but I sure enjoy incorporating esoteric fun stuff in my chick lit novels.
I remembered all this today when my mom sends me a text. (please note: mothers with texting capabilities should be legally banned in most states, except for Nevada and Washington, for personal reasons). Anyway, her text said, “I’ve got two readings today.” And, it occurred to me; not everyone’s mother reads tarot cards for money. Weird.
It also occurred to me that not everyone has annual astrology readings, occasional energy clearings, and let’s not forgot a little acupuncture to clear my meridians every now and then (note to self: meridians feeling clogged). Admittedly, I’ve been researching this stuff for years. I’m curious about the subconscious mind, quantum physics, and if Lady Ga Ga thinks her hair looks good (don’t even get me started on her make-up).
Paranormal by definition simply means the stuff that science can’t explain. However, it is supposed to mean real stuff. Not vampires and werewolves and self-cleaning ovens—what? My oven STILL has not cleaned itself and I’ve asked it nicely several times. People can take pictures of your aura now-a-days with special high-powered equipment (and if you think your aura is a small town in Illinois, you need to go read Twighlight and call me in the morning). I mean, Harry Potter sold a zillion and 64 copies, and while that was considered a fantasy series, it renews my faith in the idea that even if people roll their eyes when I say I have to go Feng Shu my fish tank, they like the idea of thinking there are things beyond our scope of current understanding. Things even the egg-head scientists may never figure out. Things like why my mom starts 16 games of Words With Friends and nudges me when I don’t play back. That woman.
Now if you’ll excuse me, my chalkras need a tune up.

 The Blurb

Meet Melissa Murphy: wine-drinking real estate agent who finds herself "accidentally" assuming the role of a spiritual blogger when her boyfriend leaves her for his yoga teacher. Can she keep her role secret while trying to win her man back? If the lying doesn't kill her, the poses might! 

Profound insight on human nature delivered in what seems like a yoga book (it's not), a real estate book (no way), but instead is a woman's fiction, humor tale that will keep readers smiling and longing for more.

Author Bio:
Tamara Lee Dorris has been a life-long fan of personal and spiritual development, and has written several books that fall under the category of "self-help." She wrote Secrets of a Spiritual Guru as a way of poking fun at how easy it is to become an online expert. Her other novels revolve around contemporary issues and spiritual enlightenment. Tamara is also an adjunct professor, radio host, and long time real estate professional who has gone crazy selling houses, loves yoga, drinks wine and is still as addicted as ever to personal development. She lives in Northern California with a bunch of annoying animals and her husband. She has four kids that she likes a lot and a mother that drives her nuts.
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  1. One of my favorite reads all summer. I truly loved this book. I can not wait for Guru2!!!

    1. Wonderful praise for the book Kathryn.

  2. Interesting read, real interesting and full of humour!

  3. This is such a awesome book.Find it buy it and read

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! And introducing me to a new-to-me author.

    1. You are absolutely welcome for the introduction, Denise.

  5. I laughed so hard (outloud) reading this book @ work I know my coworkers thought I was losing it, full of very interesting insights as well....I can't wait for the sequel!!!

    1. The book sounds like it would be one of those embarrassing in public type of reads. Thanks for sharing your glowing mini review.


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