The stories range from miraculous occurrences, near-death experiences, contacts from "the other side," divine intervention, angel sightings, personal transformations, mystical animal experiences and fantastic coincidences. The stories in "HOT CHOCOLATE" are for those who love magic and mystery and know for certain that "an unseen presence is watching over us." I like to think of these stories as fairytales for adults ...
The Booklist review says...
Ford, who does public relations for such New Agers as Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, and Marianne Williamson, has collected first-person anecdotes in which a variety of people (many involved in aspects of spiritual healing) recount modern-day miracles and visits from otherworldly beings. The collection is like a box of supernatural bon-bons -- once you start, it's hard to stop. Patrons looking for quick and easy inspirational reading will find it here. Still, there seems to be a disconcerting trend developing: books packaged as spiritual comfort food, aspiring not to elevate the spirit but to tranquilize it, like chicken soup or hot chocolate. What's next? Literary Jack Daniels for the fevered brain?
Well, not quite (or not yet), but there's more where that came from.
"Arielle Ford is the best publicist in the world. Learn the secrets from her." - Deepak Chopra
Arielle Ford has been the publicist for Deepak Chopra for over twelve years (whose career she is credited with launching) as well as more than a dozen New York Times bestselling authors in the field of self-help, spirituality and personal growth including Wayne Dyer, Neale Donald Walsch, Dean Ornish, Jon Gordon, Debbie Ford, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen.
Arielle has packaged her know-how into a complete course... It is the equivalent of a graduate level course about the publishing business, how to get published, how to write and sell a book and make a living as an author. "If you want to become master of your publicity fate, listen to Arielle Ford. She has taken our CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL series repeatedly to # 1." - Mark Victor Hansen