Blog Tour #BookReview ~ Manipulated Lives by @HASLeuschel ~ Narcissists are everywhere #StoryCollection @rararesources  

I’m delighted to repost my review of Manipulated Lives for my stop on the blog tour, organised by Rachel’s Random Resources.

My Thoughts

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Manipulated Lives by Helene Leuschel reviewed for #RBRT #Novella Collection #Psychological @HALeuschel

  • 30509344Author: H.A. Leuschel
  • Published: June 2016 by Helene Leuschel
  • Category: Novella Collection, Psychological
  • four-half-stars

Manipulators are everywhere. At first these devious and calculating people can be hard to spot, because that is their way. They are often masters of disguise: witty, disarming, even charming in public – tricks to snare their prey – but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy for their victim. 

This is a unique concept for me – a collection of stories based around a particular personality type. The stories are all diverse, depicting the different, elaborate and sometimes dark methods parents, children or peers use to manipulate each other for their own gains and/or agenda, shown from the perspective of the manipulator and also from the manipulated.  Continue reading

Guest Post by Helene Leuschel ~ #author of Manipulated Lives @HALeuschel ~ What is a Mind?

I’m delighted to welcome Helene to the blog today with a very interesting question – what is a mind and how can it create fictional characters? Over to you, Helene….

The answer to the first part of the question may seem obvious to some, a tricky and complicated puzzle for others or a question best solved by a belief in a soul which somehow separates the mind from the body. 

What all may agree on though is the idea that the mind is what enables us to be conscious of the world we live in and to experience it through feelings and emotions, thoughts which lead us to develop a story of our lives. We think about ourselves within a context, certain personality traits and as a person with a past, present and a future.  Continue reading