Hot Read – The Astronaut: : A Genie In Space by Alvin Slater

Hot Read – The Astronaut: : A Genie In Space by Alvin Slater

Before you start reading this one, let me just put it out there – you’re not going to want to pick it up unless you like a fun, sexy, fantasy, sci-fi erotica mashup kinda thing. 

Yes, I’m serious. And yes, Alvin Slater delivers. He really pushed himself outside the box on this one – not that you could ever accuse this guy of being INSIDE the box!

Don’t believe me? Wait until you read this one! (Oh! And it’s free for Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members, just FYI.)

The Astronaut by Alvin Slater

About the Book

Astronaut Tony Felson was on the Space Station and he just might have been going crazy. He thought his friend and mission partner was dead and the planners had failed to let him bring a woman up with him as he had suggested.

Everything he thought he knew about science and fantasy exploded and combined when Jeannie Starr appeared in front of him. She was the dream woman who was real.

Sensual surprises and sexual delights kept drawing their orbits closer and closer together and the master and the servant became a couple joined in time and place and space.

Their surprises and discoveries shook the space station and each other, and Earth was where they cast their eyes and their speeding surprises toward next.

In space no one could hear someone scream.

And they were just getting started. Mission control wasn’t just an idea, it was an adventure. Their wishes were someone else’s commands.

Look out world.

Jeannie Starr was coming. And Tony Felson was calling the shots in space. The real world and personal worlds were about to collide.

About the Author

Alvin Slater writes novels and sexual erotica with real plots that put drama, action, mystery and human foibles directly into his characters, who surprise even the author when they say and do what they do. 

He’s proud of his fast-thinking ladies, and they are highly sexual females who live to surprise They will seem to be alive to his readers, and his females surely know how to live it up. His creations are meant to provide drama and heart amid their human trials by fire, and if the readers care about the characters – laugh, cry and feel the tensions amid their stimulating events and tribulations – he will be pleased. 

And like many of his creations, he is hard to please, expects a lot and hopes he provides it to his readers. 

Narcissism Exposed: This is What Happened After Sam Vaknin Gaslighted Me on Facebook

Narcissism Exposed: This is What Happened After Sam Vaknin Gaslighted Me on Facebook

“In the ancient world, dancing Bees were special – the Queen Bee in particular, for she was the Mother Goddess – leader and ruler of the hive, and was often portrayed in the presence of adoring Bee Goddesses and Bee Priestesses.” ~Deborah DeLong, RomancingtheBee.com

beat a narcissist at his own gameAre you ready for an interestingly sad/funny/odd story about yet another narcissist? Here we go.

Narcissists Are All the Same

I can’t tell you how many emails and phone calls I’ve received in support since I shared with you the story about how Sam Vaknin gaslighted me on Facebook.

For example, I got this message from a reader through the private messaging system on my Facebook page.

Hi Angela, did you know Sam reposted your article on his Facebook page titled “LESSON: Never tell a dumb person they are dumb.” I follow him on Facebook and read your article. I noticed all the comments were supporting Sam, which seemed weird. I wrote “I agree with her. Sam, way too harsh on someone who sincerely admired you and wanted an interview.” Ten minutes later, he removed my comment then blocked me. What the hell? Even though his insights on narcissism were helpful, he doesn’t get to decide what I say! LESSON: call out a narcissist on their Facebook page and get blocked! #noregrets. Plus, think of the free exposure he is giving you!

Each time someone reached out to me, I felt vindicated and supported at the same time. But, you had to know it: not everyone was so supportive.

The Attack of Vaknin’s Followers

Some of Vaknin’s followers are fellow narcissists. And narcissists? They can’t help themselves.

Despite the fact that they see nothing wrong with their less than human behavior, narcissists can’t help but take an opportunity to proverbially (or literally) “kick” someone while she’s down.

It’s like when a comedian’s on stage before a distracted crowd and some jerkoff starts heckling them from the back row. It’s enough to make anyone feel a little crazy.

But sometimes, the hecklers are so wrapped up in their own special kind of obliviousness that they fail to notice that they are, in fact, entirely predictable.

Your Standard Narcissist: This One is No Different. 

Every now and then, one of them strikes out at me in a huff, probably as a direct result of some type of narcissistic injury, real or imagined, as a result of something I wrote.

See, I have written extensively on narcissism, including several books as well as a whole host of articles and blog posts.

My Theory on Narcissists and Insecurity

I have a theory about these folks, and it’s pretty much the same one I have about every narcissist: they are so insecure with themselves that they need to attempt to pull others down to their levels.

In the convoluted mind of a narcissist, this evens the playing field, allowing him to climb up on your proverbial back to reach the level just above yours – but in reality, this behavior simply exposes him for what he truly is – an insecure, sad and lonely little person.

Why We Shouldn’t Feel Angry at Narcissists 

It’s really a handicap if you think about it – the crippling insecurity and lack of personal development that leads to narcissism. When it comes to the haters, the naysayers, the bullies, and the narcissists in general,  there are things you’ve got to remember if you want to avoid going completely insane.

Related: What You Need to Know If You Love a Narcissist

If you ask me, we should feel sorry for them, because they don’t even realize that they’re depriving themselves and everyone else they affect from a true human experience.

Read also: Take Back Your Life: How to Control a Narcissist

Being Underestimated: Take It for What It Is

Do you know what it feels like to be underestimated? It really used to bug me. A lot. But now, I recognize that people are actually not hurting me when they make stupid assumptions about me. They’re simply showing their true ASSumptive selves.

These days, I find it all rather amusing. And since I took back my life, I don’t let it bother me one bit.

Narcissist See, Narcissist Do: Vaknin’s Fan Fires a Shot

My favorite (absolute favorite) kind of heckler is the unprovoked one. For example, I got a comment on my Facebook wall from a “woman” who promptly blocked me after posting the comment, without even giving me an opportunity to reply.

Since she’s clearly a very insecure person, I thought I’d offer her the pleasure of being the subject of this article.

So, dear “Yuriko Unicorn” (AKA Yuriko Naradi Beniwal, if that’s your real name), this one’s for you.

Sam Vaknin’s Facebook Follower Offers Up Yet Another Display of Narcissism

Apparently, this “fan” of Dr. Sam Vaknin, who recently gaslighted me on Facebook, felt compelled to follow up on Vaknin’s original insults with a few of “her” own.

Now, to be fair, the thought has crossed my mind that this might actually be a Sam Vaknin alternate account, but for now, let’s assume that “Yuriko” is a real person.

In a blatant display of narcissism, this person posted the following on QueenBeeing’s Facebook page.example of narcissist

I find your use of the metaphor of being a queen bee fascinating…… here’s a biology lesson… there is only 1 queen per hive….. the drones ( the male bees) are born simply to impregnate a new queen when the hive either kills the old queen because she can no longer lay eggs (her only function), or because the hive is too large and it’s time to establish a new hive. The drones never eat… they are never fed by their sisters (the other bees) nor do they eat on their own… after one impregnates the queen, they are driven out of the hive to starve to death or outright killed if the won’t leave by their sister bees. The bees that kill the queen are all her own daughters. Dr. Sam Vaknin says that it is pointless to argue with the stupid…. let’s find out:) BTW, did u know that there are insects called wasps? Like bees, but they are mostly solitary, non hive living… they can sting repeatedly, unlike bees, who die when they sting you:) Buzz buzz buzz….

Related: The Symbolism of the Queen Bee

I honestly could not help but laugh when I read this again just now. I mean, really?

To be fair, I DO like the whole Queen Doing thing, so you can expect me to do something with that in the future. So to my new little block-happy friend, thanks for the thoughts – and thanks for the blog post material. Keep it coming. 🙂

Other than that, I don’t even want to justify this ridiculousness with a response. But I’ll tell you this: I use the Queen Bee in its symbolic form, not its literal one. It is, after all, a symbol.

So tell me: what do you think of this person’s attack? Am I wrong to call it rather narcissistic? Do you believe the person is as insecure as I do? Tell me your thoughts below. I can’t wait to hear your two cents.

Get help with narcissistic abuse recovery, right now.

Hack Your Health: 13 Crucial Ways to Get Better Results From Your Doctor

Hack Your Health: 13 Crucial Ways to Get Better Results From Your Doctor

How do you feel about your doctor? If you’ve ever felt uneasy or like you don’t matter to your physician, you know that sometimes it’s just not a good fit. 

But your health is literally the most important commodity you have. If you expect to get proper medical care and learn how to follow through on your doctor’s recommendations, you’ve got to have open ldv1954050ines of communication, and you need to find a doc who has the kind of “bedside manner” that works best for you. 

Of course, that’s not always as easy as it sounds.

What’s New in Primary Care Visits?

Across the board, cuts are routinely made in order to service more patients with less resources. These days, your time with your doc is precious – she’ll probably see you for 15 minutes or less, and electronic records are replacing some of the discussion that used to occur face to face.

On top of that, there may be strong emotions and embarrassment that go along with any disturbing symptoms, especially if you’re not really comfortable saying what you need to say to this person. 

As a patient, you can and should learn to talk with your doctor more effectively – especially if you want to take the best possible care of yourself (and you DO, trust me!).

With that in mind, try these suggestions for choosing a physician you’ll feel comfortable with, and with whom you can easily communicate.

How to Choose the Best Doctor for You – 4 Essential Tips

1. Check social media. Take a look at your doctor’s Twitter feed or Facebook page for a preview that may suggest their personality and approach. Many health professionals use social media to educate their patients and answer common questions.

2. Evaluate online ratings. Internet services are now rating pediatricians as well as restaurants, and the criteria usually includes being friendly and easy to talk with. Just remember that these are opinions rather than facts. You may want to consult additional sources like referrals from friends and other health care providers.

3. Focus on the team. Pay attention to how your doctor interacts with colleagues as well as you. Some studies suggest that up to 80% of serious medical errors are caused by miscommunications between caregivers.

4. Take action. Most of all look for a physician who encourages your engagement. Do they speak with you respectfully and value your input?

9 Necessary Notes on Communicating with Your Doctor

1. Set priorities. Given how short doctor visits are today, ensure you squeeze in the main issues before you leave. Focus on your back pain instead of trying to deal with a whole laundry list of experiences.

2. Volunteer information. Your doctor may be as hesitant as you to bring up sensitive subjects like losing weight or quitting smoking. Share any details that could be relevant to receiving the treatment you need.

3. Ask questions. More than 65% of medical schools now teach communications, but some practitioners still tend to speak in lectures. Asking questions creates a discussion and clarifies your concerns.

4. Sum it up. Restating what your doctor said is an effective way to show whether you really understood each other. Try giving a quick recap before you walk out the door.

5. Start a journal. Keeping a journal can help you to think straight when you’re dealing with complicated medical information and strong emotions. Write down your symptoms and any events you want to talk about.

6. Take notes. Jot down what your doctor tells you. Use a notepad or your phone. Some practitioners may even let you record the sessions.

7. Accept uncertainty. Encourage your doctor to be candid by letting them know that you can handle the truth. You may be able to avoid unnecessary tests and prescriptions that are unlikely to provide clear cut answers or significant relief.

8. Discuss risks. Most procedures have risks as well as benefits. Be polite but firm about needing to hear the full picture.

9. Bring support. If you’re nervous about going to the doctor’s office alone, take along someone you trust like your spouse or a friend. Patient advocates can also facilitate discussions between you and your doctor. Your employer may have an employee assistance program or you can contact groups like the American Cancer Society.

Skillful communications can turn you into an engaged patient who makes sound health decisions for you and your family. When you’re knowledgeable, assertive, and courteous, you help your doctor to provide you with the best quality care possible.

3 eBooks to Improve Your Life!

3 eBooks to Improve Your Life!

Just a quick FYI: Three of my books are free this weekend in the Kindle store, so I wanted to pass along the opportunities directly to my readers. As always, there are no strings attached, but I appreciate reviews if you feel so inclined.  (more…)

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