Twenty-eight year old Jet, the former Mossad operative from the eponymous novel JET, must battle insurmountable odds to protect those she loves in a deadly race that stretches from the heartland of Nebraska to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C., from the lurid streets of Bangkok to the deadly jungles of Laos and Myanmar. Fans of Kill Bill, the Bourne trilogy, and 24 will be delighted by this roller-coaster of action, intrigue and suspense.
Another JET book by Russell Blake. This sequel to the first book* builds on the themes I have come to expect having read The Voynich Cypher by him as well.
Lately, if I'm going to read a thriller, I'm going to read Russell Blake.
Here's the skinny:
1. It's Blakian, alright.
All Present---International intrigue, shady political factions, black market rings, and kick ass ladies in a man's world.
2. Starts off a bit slow.
The very first chapter of this book is out of the linear storytelling. Some guy is stumbling along in the woods.
I didn't understand what was going on and I didn't understand why it was so long.
But don't give up the book--it'll speed up fast.
Surprisingly I thought this first chapter was the weakest point of the book.
Another moon cycle has gone by and I find myself exhausted but grateful. Still reaching towards THE DREAM.
I am grateful to be making this journey at all. That I have realized how fruitless it is to put things off. I'm only 25, I could have put my dreams off until I was thirty or fourty or later. But instead I chose now.
I am grateful although I don't know the end picture, that I have deadlines and a whole big list of to dos. All of these things are steps in the right direction.
This week I had a realization. Someone asked me when in my life did I have real complete support.
I sat quietly for a while running names. And I shrugged, before saying, "I don't think I understand the question. I don't even know what support is."
I am grateful to have worked out an understanding of limitations surrounding support.
I am grateful that I do have support from friends, a love, family, cats, professional help. I have support from the Universe, my intuition, my spirit guides, my totems, the crew of black birds, crows and eagles following me all over right now, marking my thoughts with ahas. Seriously.
I am grateful that even when things don't turn out how I envision them, I still have taken steps forward on my path.
I'm grateful that it's the weekend. I am grateful I am self employed so if I need to rest I can rest.
I am grateful that my site is read at all. I used to have blogs that crawled in hits. I am always surprised to check the counter and see it hundreds higher.
I want to say thank you to all the people who chance upon this blog. Thank you for visiting once or many times, or leaving a comment or following my posts here or on social media.
I am very grateful that I've had this space to share the essence of everything that I felt afraid to be open about in my real life. Almost 40,000 visitors in a little over a year. Wow. I've had a lot of blogs, but never had inventive to get my words out there before.
A pen name for me represented the ability to express myself without compromise despite the huge limitations I had around walking my talk in my real life, ie my job, my business, my massage therapy practice. I really couldn't see a reality where I could have everything under one name. I felt I just didn't fit in anywhere.
The time has come for my disparate parts to come together.
When any part of us is boxed as separate it becomes a more extreme version.
When Sofia Wren and my birth name Sofia Nitchie soon combine, things will be calmer.
I've considered Sofia Wren, previously Wren Doloro, to be my edgy side. The side that dared to be different, dared to rebel, dared to be an individual freethinker innovator change maker. The lady busting down doors to stand on top.
Edge as in innovation, is what I am about. Step over the edge. I want to encourage people to evolve, to empower others to develop to their full potential and have that ripple across the world.
BUT in real life what I am not about is conflict. Thus what I am not about is rebellion. This is a shift.
What I have really been rebelling against is my own box. What I have really been rebelling against are my own ideas about who and what I have to be to fit in with other people.
There are people like me out there, they just aren't in line with the dominant culture right now. But I don't have to cram myself into the cracks of a culture that isn't mine. I'll start my own.
I'm different. I am dreamy. I have a streak of badass, but I don't want to be fighting. Rebels fight. I turned away from a career in politics or law because I didn't want to fight. I could be making lots of money miserably tallying up billable hours right now.
I'm really just a creative soul in a linear world.
I want my life to be about healing and teaching others to transform their lives. So I will start with myself.
There will be many changes. This blog is moving. I am moving....forward. Not on. I am not dropping everything I've built here, but my voice is changing. Stepping over the edge. Remember http://www.sofiawren.com
This is what happens when someone heals. Please understand I am all of me, the passion still burns, but it is a steady flame now as I tend it. No more rages, no more dampening out, instead there is even light and constant warmth.
Be ready, massive shifts are occurring.
Sofia Wren is headed out of my mind, and out of my computer, and into the sunshine.
wee! Yeah I tried hard to be serious this whole post. But I'm happy. It's rebirth time.
And as another thanks for sticking with me, here's a video of baby turtles that brought tears to my eyes. <3
4. Invite divine, creator, insert-deity-name here, mother nature, angels, masters, whoever you like to join you and help you reach ancestors in a way that will be healing to you. Just say this or think this and wait a bit.
5. Gaze on momento or remember your ancestor.
6 Invite ancestor to join your circle. Note that no harmful energy may join.
7 Listen. Feel the energy that comes to you. Allow thoughts to wander and explore your relationship to your ancestor, your feelings, desires for answer etc. Just let your mind go where it needs to go, cry if it will make you feel better.
8. Say thank you and good bye to ancestor when ready. Remember you can contact them another day.
9 Say thank you to the helpful energies you called to help you before
10 Leave your shield on because it's a weird time of year. You can imagine a bright light clearing it off if needed
11. Open the circle
12. Ground. Eat something. Go outside. Do jumping jacks etc.
There you have it! It is the easiest time of year to contact ancestors. Add your meaningful words where it feels right. You can do it. Best Sofia Wren.
“Healthy eating, daily yoga, a determined mental attitude and getting a lot of money off of wasted men on weekends is the key to success."
Jobless, heartbroken and broke, new college graduate Laila Lucent packs up her car and drives alone across the country to her new life as a Las Vegas stripper.
In an empowering, intelligent and hilarious memoir of self-discovery, 22-year-old Laila takes us deep inside the best, most infamous, strip club in Las Vegas, the Spearmint Rhino.
From living with homeless drug addicts, to practicing yoga on the beaches of Costa Rica, from threesomes with wealthy foreigners, to dancing at the best music festivals in the world, The Yoga Stripper is a wickedly funny reverse fairy tale where morality is flexible, money is fast, and clothing is discouraged.
Wahoo! In my trip to Italy a few weeks ago I had the pleasure of devouring this book. I had gathered several memoirs to absorb during the editing of my own sexual searching empowering memoir.
This one was the best. I have been doling out 5 star reviews SO rarely, that the last review was in August 2012, over six months ago! It really means a lot.