Monday, February 10, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Realizing You by Ron Doades

Join author Ron Doades on his Virtual Book Tour for Realizing You, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, from January 6 – February 28, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Ron letting him know you stopped by.  You can enter his tour wide giveaway by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You can also follow Ron’s tour here, the more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning. 

Where did the ideas in the book come from?
 By Ron Doades

Those ideas are a blend of my business and personal-life experiences. My consulting focus over the decades—mainly as head of my own firm—has focused on helping organizations and their people to deal with change openly and constructively. The lessons I have helped my clients learn—and I as well—are basic to the book. Corporations must have an understanding of what makes them unique, developing a vision for their future, promoting leaders with the passion and courage to fulfill that vision, and executing strategies and action plans for moving down the pathway to success. As individuals, we must know what makes us unique, have a vision of what we want to become, and have the passion, courage and plans for accomplishing our vision. Simple, but difficult-to-put-into-action concepts, as we move forward with our personal lives.

My personal life has provided me with countless—and, often, uninvited—opportunities to identify behavioral issues that are at the heart of Realizing You. Even though this is my first venture into authoring a book, and even though I employed a writer to express my thoughts, I understood that I was revealing my soul to you, the reader. So, I think I understood that I had to be willing to do that. I think that authors of both fiction and non-fiction books are revealing their inner-most self to readers. In many ways, all books have an element of being auto biographical, either explicitly or implicitly. 
Realizing You
By Ron Doades with Susan Sloate

Publisher:  Ron Doades
Release Date: September 16, 2013
Genre: Self-Help
Length: 255 Pages
ISBN:  978-1-482374-29-2

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About the book: 

Meet Robby Aihn, the newest star in the self-help universe and author of the runaway bestseller, Realizing You, now struggling with his first taste of fame. Though his five principles for good living are changing other people’s lives, his own life is starting to fall apart. When Robby stages a lavish self-help conference in Dallas, he attracts others with their own secrets: his estranged wife and unhappy teenage daughter; the businessman pursuing his own agenda; the all-star pitcher facing the end of his career; and the shy co-author Robby never acknowledged, who is searching for meaning in her own life. Join Robby and the others on their journey toward understanding and fulfillment, in this truly novel approach to changing YOUR life.

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Sophie was the last one awake. She lay tensely in the queen-size bed next to her mother’s until she heard Marie’s soft, even breathing. Certain that her mother was deeply asleep, she slipped out of bed, tiptoed to her suitcase, and took out the little pink and red bag. Inside nestled a print scarf and a multi-colored beaded bracelet. Both items still bore their price tags. She’d snipped the tag off only the tortoiseshell hair comb so she could wear it today. She took it from the nightstand, looked at all three items, shook out and stroked the glossy material of the scarf, then quietly tucked all of them back in the bag, which she pushed deep into her suitcase. She wouldn’t take them out again until she left Dallas. She’d never wear that stupid hair comb again. She told herself it wasn’t as pretty as she’d thought when she first saw it in the store. The stern little voice inside her head told her that wasn’t the reason.

Sophie refused to allow herself to know what the real reason was.

She hadn’t left Colorado with those items in her suitcase. Her mother didn’t know she had them. She couldn’t explain where she’d gotten them.

But taking them had made her feel better. Everybody did it, at least once or twice. No big deal. She took a deep relaxing breath, thinking about how the act of lifting them from the counter made her feel, and realized she was finally getting drowsy. She crawled into bed, turned over, and was deeply asleep in three minutes.

About the Author

RON DOADES is president of Ronald Doades & Company, a consulting firm that, since 1977, has helped the people of large and mid-size energy companies improve their individual and corporate performance results by learning from the best-practice experiences of others. A popular speaker on the topic of managing change for optimal results, he holds an MBA from Columbia University and an MS in Psychology from The New School in New York City. Visit him at

Author of STEALING FIRE (#2 Amazon bestseller and Quarter-Finalist in 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest), co-author of FORWARD TO CAMELOT: 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION and REALIZING YOU. 2003 edition of FORWARD TO CAMELOT, a time-travel thriller, was a finalist in 3 book competitions: 2004 IPPY Awards, 2004 Arizona Authors Assn. Literary Competition and 2008 Beach Read Competition. It was also a #6 Amazon bestseller in Sci-Fi/Fantasy, optioned in 2005 by Fast Carrier Pictures for film. Also author of 17 published young-adult books (fiction and non-fiction, sports, biography, romance, etc), which includes Silver Medal/2007 Children's Moonbeam Awards, for RAY CHARLES: FIND ANOTHER WAY! from Bearport Publishing. MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED: THE SECRETS OF ALCATRAZ (2008, Sterling Publisher) led to author appearance on MYSTERY QUEST: ALCATRAZ, a special for The History Channel, summer 2009. Playwright of two produced plays, screenwriter (2 screen properties optioned), sportswriter (major-league baseball and power volleyball). Founded and chaired the East Cooper Authors Festival in May 2007, a program that brought together published authors with students from primary schools through high school outside Charleston, South Carolina in programs designed to excite students about reading. Inaugural program reached more than 8,000 students in one day.


  1. Maria - Thank you for hosting. As you can see on, Realizing You is receiving a lot of excellent reader comments. Ron

  2. I like to read the excerpts and go from there. Deb P

  3. I enjoyed the except today.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. Great excerpt!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  5. A wonderfully original premise for a book!