All posts by Diane Solomon

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: another sufferer recovers

Do you have CFS? Or know someone who does? I keep reading (ad nauseum) that there is no cure, but I beg to disagree. There is a way to get better.  I was fortunate to be able to help many people in all my years of practicing as a homeopath and nutritionist, and now I find that those reading my book on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome are finding their way back to good health as well. Even though I am now retired from practice, this warms my heart more than I can say.

I discovered a new review on Amazon yesterday, from a woman who has been struggling with CFS for many years. She has been  diagnosed with high titers of the Epstein Barr virus. It was especially bad over the last two years. She followed my protocol and six weeks later is feeling remarkably better.  

Her review says it all. So awesome…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E. 

5.0 out of 5 stars If you have chronic fatigue or chronic Epstein-Barr virus, do yourself a favor and read this book.

November 1, 2017  

Not only does Diane Solomon write with clarity but she is also a gifted homeopath. From my decades of experience with homeopathy as a lay homeopath and having consulted many well-trained homeopaths, I have learned that in order to be a good prescriber one needs to be able to understand the unique characteristics of each remedy. Homeopathy is a blend of art and science. Having had chronic Epstein-Barr Virus for many years and having had it raise it’s ugly head more than a year ago causing immense fatigue, fevers, weakness, cascading chills, fainting spells, weight loss, etc. etc. I am finally seeing the light at the end of tunnel. After following Diane’s protocol, I’ve made great strides and am keeping my fingers crossed that after many misdiagnoses and failed attempts by both Western and Eastern healthcare providers, that I now am on the road to good health.

 

I am so grateful she took the time to write the review. And so glad I could help.

Chick Lit Central features “88 Guys for Coffee”!

Our funny but tender women’s fiction novel, “88 Guys for Coffee,” is featured on Chick Lit Central!  So great…

They say:

“Contemporary chick lit at its best, 88 Guys for Coffee is hilarious and heartbreaking, soul-searching and spiritual, loosely based on the five-year online dating saga the author endured before meeting her husband on Match.”

Thanks Chick Lit Central!

http://www.chicklitcentral.com/p/book-shelf.html

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/88-Guys-Coffee-Diane-So…/…/0990709477

RIP Glen Campbell

RIP Glen Campbell. He was such a wonderful, warm, funny, incredibly talented man. Feels like the end of a great era. He was so good to me, so kind, so generous, and singing with him was a true honor. My heart goes out to Kim and all his family.

From 1982, Glen Campbell & I sing “If You Were My Lady” on a British TV show. This duet was released as a single in Europe, South America, and Australia, and we performed it every night on Glen’s UK and European tour. Such an honor to sing with this unbelievably talented man.

Terrific reviews for “88 Guys for Coffee”

I am so pleased that people seem to be enjoying “88 Guys for Coffee.” It is great that they take the time to leave reviews on Amazon and Goodreads, so authors know how we are doing! 

REVIEWS for “88 Guys for Coffee”

Many thanks to Stacie Allen, who was a winner in our recent Goodreads Giveaway.

on August 1, 2017
What a GREAT book! I loved every page. I won the book in a Goodreads giveaway and was SO happy to be introduced to this great author. I’ll definitely add her to my favorites! I loved the title, the ending, and everything in-between! Easy to read (but hard to put down)… The title, description and other reviews give you lots, so I won’t repeat it all, but I will repeat — READ THIS, you won’t be disappointed!
 
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Also a few days before this, Mary Latela wrote a nice review, and thanks to her as well!
 
on July 26, 2017
Imagine that the love of your life has “moved on.” Imagine spending five years trying to find a good man – online! 88 Guys for Coffee is a funny, sad, all too real journey, and Laura is the character who won’t give up. She never changes her profile, yet she meets all kinds of guys, just for coffee.
 
Her true goal is to find a soulmate to come into her life and heal the loss of Kurt. She quickly analyzes the profile, deciding whether to send a wink or an email. The initial phone call is essential. If all looks well, there will be coffee. Laura’s best friend is Francesca, who appears from time to time, almost a guardian angel. Then there’s Hank, her friend. This is a book for people who seek love, who want to know what the on-line dating scene is like, or who eagerly read to see whether Laura finds a soulmate. Ms. Solomon knows Connecticut very well and it would be great to know more about her character, Laura. Diane L. Solomon tells a very good story, and I look forward to more stories from this new author.

Great review from Books From Dusk Till Dawn!

Great review: Thank you Susan Hampson of Books From Dusk Till Dawn!

5 Stars! What a great review! “OMG this is just such an hilarious book. I know I shouldn’t find pleasure in someone else’s down falls, but at times I just had to stop reading because I couldn’t see any more, it was just so very funny.”   READ MORE

 

10 Winners in the Goodreads Giveaway!

Hundreds of people entered to win my new novel, 88 Guys for Coffee, in the Goodreads Giveaway and ten winners have been chosen by the Goodreads staff.  They are going out in tomorrow’s mail, and we do hope the readers enjoy the book!

Thanks to all who entered.

Top 1% Goodreads reviewer gives “88 Guys for Coffee” 5 stars! “Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!”

Book Description: Abandoned – no, dumped from her 7-year marriage, Laura’s self-worth was in tatters. Some people land on their feet. She landed on the kitchen floor in a puddle of frozen yogurt.

Longing to find her true partner in life, Laura takes a deep breath and plunges into online dating. Oh my. What a roller coaster. Only with the aid of modern technology could you line up this many frogs to kiss.

Hilarious and heartbreaking, soul-searching and spiritual, “88 Guys for Coffee” is loosely based on the author’s own 5-year online dating saga. The horror stories are true, bizarre, and laugh-out-loud funny.

Top 1% Goodreads reviewer Dianne Bylo* said, “Should I laugh? Should I cry? Laugh until I cry? Grab a cup of coffee, wear your most comfy clothes and hang out the DO NOT DISTURB sign because this is a tale of the heart and soul… Humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening and filled with some truly wickedly funny scenes… Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!” *

* Read the entire review: http://tometender.blogspot.com/2017/05/88-guys-for-coffee-by-diane-solomon.html

 

14 great reviews (13 5-STAR and 1 4-STAR) on Amazon!

 

Goodreads Giveaway!

Enter here to win a paperback copy of my new book, “88 Guys for Coffee” on Goodreads


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(USA only, I’m afraid, for this one… 🙂  10 copies to be won!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

88 Guys for Coffee by Diane Solomon

88 Guys for Coffee

by Diane Solomon

Giveaway ends June 17, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

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Great review for 88 Guys for Coffee!

88 Guys for Coffee

12 great reviews on Amazon… Here is just one:

5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great, heart warming summer read!

By ck on June 6, 2017

Format: Paperback

I loved this book!! It has it all. Funny, smart, witty, touching, Insight, and just lovely. What a great and fun story to read it was! The parts about the dates were just so entertaining and funny because they were true. I felt as if I really got to know that woman and went through the ups and downs with her. It was a very good and on target depiction of the woman’s point of view.

And the ending, the beautiful, romantic, ending. It was just fabulously written and just shined.

I really believe any man out there dating should be required to read this book. What a lot he could learn!

ENTER TO WIN a paperback copy of 88 Guys for Coffee!  Goodreads Giveaway, enter below.

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

88 Guys for Coffee by Diane Solomon

88 Guys for Coffee

by Diane Solomon

Giveaway ends June 17, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

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Goodreads top reviewer gives “88 Guys for Coffee” 5 stars!

Goodreads top reviewer gives “88 Guys for Coffee” 5 stars! Thanks Dii! Due out tomorrow!
https://www.goodreads.com/…/show/35268557-88-guys-for-coffee … 

#chicklit #beachread #womenslit #romance

Read the first three chapters

 

 

Dii Bylo’s Goodreads Review:

“Should I laugh? Should I cry? Laugh until I cry? Diane Solomon’s 88 GUYS FOR COFFEE is proof that there IS light at the end of the tunnel of love and it is NOT an oncoming train! Grab a cup of coffee, wear your most comfy clothes and hang out the DO NOT DISTURB sign because this is a tale of the heart and soul of online dating for a woman who refused to believe that every prince is a frog in disguise.

This is Laura’s story, or rather her five year saga of looking for “Mr. Right for Me” after the coward she once thought of as her husband jumped ship like a thief in the night, stealing her self-respect, dignity, self-confidence and probably her favorite pan, (okay I just added the pan bit). This is the good, the bad and short and bald of false dating advertising, bait and switch pictures and the ones that got away, thank goodness!

Never tried online dating? Thinking about maybe giving it a go? Know someone, male or female who is thinking of looking for love or at least a decent person through the maze that is cyberspace? Read Diane Solomon’s88 GUYS FOR COFFEE first and feel, witness and learn, Grasshopper, because it may be a jungle out there, but our heroine, Laura has become a warrior in a world that can be terrifying and a guide to learning to love yourself first and the rest will fall in place when it is meant to.

Humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening and filled with some truly wickedly funny scenes as lived and chronicled by Laura’s firsthand experience, Diane Solomon is sharing more than some wit and wisdom, she is sharing the kaleidoscope that is life, warts and all. It’s okay to feel horrified, mystified and justified for scoffing at online dating, just as it’s okay to maybe give it a try, then another try and maybe even another. It took our Laura 88 attempts, five years and gallons of coffee, gas and frog kisses, not to mention hours of her life she will never get back, but in the end, she found herself as much as she found her prince! Read it, laugh with it, roll with it, this is a sparkling gem for sure!”

I received this ARC edition from Diane Solomon in exchange for my honest review. (Okay, honestly, I read it almost month ago and have been waiting until closer to its release day!)

Publisher: Eloquent Rascals (June 1, 2017)
Publication Date: June 1, 2017
Genre: Humor | Women’s Fiction
Print Length: 220 pages
Available from: AmazonBarnes & Noble
For Reviews & More: http://tometender.blogspot.com

GOODREADS GIVEAWAY! Enter for a chance to win one of 10 copies of the paperback.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

88 Guys for Coffee by Diane Solomon

88 Guys for Coffee

by Diane Solomon

Giveaway ends June 14, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

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Diane’s humorous novel, “88 Guys for Coffee” to be published June 1!

DIANE’S NEW HUMOROUS NOVEL: 88 Guys for Coffee

Publication date June 1, 2017  

Pre-order now, $.99 for a short time.

My new humorous novel, a “fictional memoir,” is entitled 88 Guys for Coffee.

It’s a humorous look at my five years of online dating. The dating stories are true, almost word for word, but I created a whole new character as the protagonist.

It is aimed mainly at women, but some of you guys might like it, too.

BACK COVER TEXT:

Abandoned and feeling lost, her self-worth in tatters, Laura  decides to try online dating sites. What an education.  And what a long, five years she has ahead.

Hilarious and heartbreaking, soul-searching and spiritual, “88 Guys for Coffee” shares Laura’s roller-coaster ride of experience searching for her soul mate, for her true partner in life. No matter how crazy it gets, no matter how disillusioned she becomes, she can’t give up. She won’t give up.

Laura learns all there is to know about online dating,
but she learns the most about herself.


Read the first three chapters here

YOUR SPECIAL INTRO OFFER: The book will be available, for two weeks, for .99, then going up to its retail price of 5.99 on June 15th. You can pre-order now. Click here:  AMAZON KINDLE SITE

I hope that you enjoy it!  I’d really appreciate a review on Amazon or Goodreads, but there is no obligation. And thank you for your friendship and support.

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New humorous fiction, publication date: June 1, 2017 
88 Guys for Coffee, by Diane Solomon
Eloquent Rascals Publishing