Author Quotes

 BORN WITH WINGS – Book Extract

“If you watch closely,” he said, “you will notice that they are looking for seeds that have little fleshy parts attached to them, the elaiosomes. These they carry into their nests to feed their babies. This is how seeds are dispersed underground. At some point in the future, when they know their time has come, they will germinate and grow.”

There was an appraising look in his eyes when he added: “As with many things of value in life, first they have to go through fire.”

She absorbed his words for a while, then asked: “Do plants know that their time is limited? I mean . . . that they die?”

Bending down to her, he gave her an enigmatic glance: “You have to become the plant if you want to uncover its soul.”

“How on earth would I do that,” she thought to herself, her eyelids fluttering under his stare.

What you are the vibration of, appears. What you are not the vibration of remains invisible to you. That’s the secret,” he said.

Born With Wings - Visionary Fiction Novel by Bianca Gubalke (2017)

Photo by Bianca Gubalke in May 2018: ‘Green Praying mantis’

Quoted from “Born with Wings – The Immortal Life of Piu Piu”
Visionary fiction novel by Bianca Gubalke

BORN WITH WINGS by Visionary Fiction Author Bianca Gubalke

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Born with Wings

Visionary Fiction – Book Review

Book Review: Born With Wings by Bianca Gubalke

“I recently finished the incredible work of visionary fiction by author Bianca Gubalke.
It’s one of those rare books that starts off immediately in the spiritual realm. From start to finish, this is visionary fiction at its finest and most bold. Swept up in the tale of incarnation, life, struggle, and purpose we follow the beautifully drawn characters as the author weaves a wonderful tale. An injured gosling and a little girl come together in lush and magical South Africa. There’s a call from ancestors and a drive for purpose, and danger’s never far away.
It’s a captivating tale, a journey of emotions through life, death, and rebirth.”

Book review by Ellis Nelson on Amazon – 18 April 2018

The Divine Comedy

BORN WITH WINGS REVIEWED

‘Fascinating, intuitive and daring, ‘Born with Wings’ by Bianca Gubalke is a ‘Divine Comedy’ leading us into the mysteries and magic of true spirituality.

5 Stars for Born With Wings by Bianca Gubalke

A book filed with light!

I highly enjoyed reading and happily recommend.

Now eagerly waiting for the author’s next book in the ‘Dance Between Worlds’ series.’

~ By Zo Nicholas – 5 Star Review published on Amazon.co.uk

on 30 November 2017

 

Readers Favorite 5 Stars - Born With Wings - A novel

Book reviews count

Thoughtful book reviews by independent readers are critical for a book to succeed – hence helping the author. On the other hand, they assist potential buyers who are looking for a book to buy and to read.

While not all tastes are equal – and it does happen that despite a clear category and an explicit description a buyer may still choose the wrong book for his taste – normally, readers focus on the categories they generally prefer. Once they are attracted to one or the other book, positive reviews (4 to 5 stars) may influence their buying decision. If many readers enjoyed the book and hailed it as a great reading experience, chances are that the book is really good. Personally, I often buy books as gifts for friends, whose tastes I don’t necessarily share. Think Christmas! So a well written review will definitely be the difference for me. It doesn’t need to be a long story, but a few insightful lines will make all the difference.

On the other side, I might just be attracted to exactly what a reader who left a slightly negative review dislikes – so even a less favourable review can turn into a positive in the end.

“Born with Wings” can be found under Magical Realism and Metaphysical & Visionary (for the paperback version), and under Body, Mind & Spirit (Inspirational, Reincarnation, Afterlife) as well as under Metaphysical & Visionary for the ebook market. The category ‘Visionary Fiction’ does not yet exist . . . and a novel under Body, Mind & Spirit isn’t ideal, as that’s where many readers expect non-fiction books, but that’s where my audience is: people with a passion to expand their spiritual horizon and looking to change from within, rather than chasing after the many illusions out there!

Let me know if you agree!

A new Consciousness for Readers

‘Born with Wings’ – New Book Review

With an exotic setting against the backdrop of the breathtaking landscapes of South Africa, Born with Wings: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu by Bianca Gubalke takes the reader on a spiritual journey that explores the mystery of life and the triumph over fear. Right off the bat, the reader is introduced to Anata who seeks wisdom relating to her next incarnation from an Elder. It is interesting to notice that she’d forget who she is and be left alone with the freedom to choose what her next life could be like.
With fear stalking her every step, can she still remember “home” and her real purpose?
 
5 Stars for Born With Wings

When she enters her next life, she is a gosling that falls at the feet of Pippa, an African girl who adopts her. Now, an interesting adventure begins, a journey that will bring Piu Piu to the heart of grave dangers, making her face an enemy that would do anything to destroy her, a journey of self-discovery and personal growth.

This novel is a great success on many levels.

Bianca Gubalke tells a story that will awaken a new consciousness in readers, a story that unveils the face of life and allows readers to ask questions about where they come from and what destiny holds for them.
 
The writing is crisp, somewhat evocative, laced with powerful images and symbolism. The author challenges readers to look past appearances, to learn to pay attention to the life surging within and around them, and to get a glimpse of a world beyond the physical.
 
I enjoyed the unpredictability in plot development, the pacing, the wonderful character development and the vivid setting. Born with Wings: The Immortal Life of Piu Piu is an inspiring story that will test the way we see life, ourselves, and the world around us.

This novel is a great success on many levels.

 

~ By Divine Zape on Barnes & Noble – November 2017 BORN WITH WINGS - The Immortal Life of Piu Piu - A Novel

 

Cape of Storms

The Sky above Chapman’s Peak

It happened again! Heavy storms thundered across the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa – also known as the famous ‘Cape of Storms’ . Just when spring was in full swing, painting the garden with magnificent colours, these chimeras start a mad dance around Chapman’s Peak before they came slashing down along its flanks and had a feast ripping it all apart. Just that they weren’t illusions, they are real.

 

While we all held our breaths when the temperatures dropped from 33 to 15 degrees within just a few hours, in the desperate hope of much-needed rains, and we rejoiced when we got a little, which was a great relief for the heavily battered garden, it’s far beyond what Cape Town needs! This means that we will have to continue on 87 litres of water per head maximum until . . .

The Sky Above Chapman's Peak

The damagewas massive . . . and the rain minimal down here in Noordhoek, South of Cape Town. Our dam is almost empty to this day. And this after the ‘winter rains’.

Meanwhile, the sun is shining, smiles are creeping back on worried faces, and resiliant as always, South Africans get back up from their knees and move forward and upward again!

Three years through the worst drought we’ve ever seen down here, we still hope it will change and a miracle happens. It will!

We need everyone’s positive outlook and prayers . . .

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Introducing Librarians

NEW:  BORN WITH WINGS  included in the latest LibraryBub Selection ( September 2017). Category: Fiction – Young Adult.

Alinka Rutkowska, the CEO of LibraryBub, wants to keep her focus on introducing librarians to ” . . . outstanding books from the independent publishing sector”. 

She was excited to “…reveal her attention-grabbing publications for September 2017”. She also noted that “. . . many of the chosen tittles have received glowing reviews and have already won awards”.

As seen on NBC and CBS

‘BORN WITH WINGS’ was featured on networks, CBS and NBC:

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“Have we lived before? This modern fairy tale explores the mystery of our connectedness – here and in the ethereal world.

Born with Wings, yet, ironically, unable to fly and feeling abandoned by loved ones, the heroine of this story transforms her life in her burning quest to belong and to love. “

How to get the book

Paperback – published June 2, 2017, ISBN:  978-0620714914  (Gatekeeper Press)

BORN WITH WINGS is available in print on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (also available from Ingram for librarians).

Ebook – published May 24, 2017 – ISBN 978-0-620-71492-1 (Arteby).

The digital version of BORN WITH WINGS  is available on KDP.

NEW: The title was just published through Smashwords (ISBN 9781370402397) for distribution to many online retailers and library platforms, including Apple, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, OverDrive, Gardener, and others. It will also be listed on  the bibliographic database of Books in Print. Please be aware that it will take some time until the title is disseminated through all the catalogs.

Who is Born with Wings for?

According to PR Newswire, BORN WITH WINGS was selected for the Young Adult Fiction category, which is fine, as it is often regarded as a ‘modern fairy tale’ – comparable to classics like ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’  (Richard Bach) and ‘The Little Prince’  (Antoine de Saint Exupéry).

However, this visionary fiction novel addresses a much wider and more mature audience. It is widely read by baby boomers, anyone who love nature, animals and pets or generally interested in the body/mind/spirit sector (Spirituality, Inspirational, New Age).

Set in the mystical landscape of the Western Cape coast of South Africa, the touching, hilarious, wildly romantic human-animal relationships in ‘Born with Wings’ awaken a sense of mindfulness and guardianship for the Earth that will leave you inspired and longing for more.

If you feel the calling, get your copy now!

Networking for librarians:

To register with this brilliant networking opportunity for librarians, do so so HERE.

Stay tuned; there’s more to come!

 

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