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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

#COVER REVEAL: When We Were Us by Tawdra Kandle

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  The Trio. That’s who we’ve been since birth: Nate, Leo . . . and me, Quinn, the token girl. Our mothers met in prenatal yoga and became best friends, which meant that the three of us hit every milestone together, from the first day of school to the very first kiss. We’ve always known that Nate’s a little different. He’s not as strong as Leo or me; he spent a lot of our childhood in various hospitals. Leo and I have been his unofficial bodyguards all our lives. I thought that would always be true. But time moves on, and everything shifts. People change, and sometimes friendships fade away. High school pulled us apart: Leo’s suddenly the most popular guy in school, a football star and the object of every girl’s fantasy. Nate and I are just people he used to know, the ones he left behind. Of course, since I’ve been in love with Leo from the time we were eight, that stings a little. And to complicate matters, I know that Nate is hung up on me. I see the look in his eyes. I wish I could say I felt the same, but I don’t. It's getting harder and harder to keep him in the friend zone, though. Then Leo and I were thrown together again, sticking up for Nate. I was surprised Leo came through for us and even more shocked when he kissed me. Me! Am I finally getting my chance with Leo . . . and will it come at the risk of losing both my best friends?

  The Keeping Score Trilogy is a New Adult romance told in three books, taking Leo, Quinn and Nate from high school through college. Books One and Two will have unresolved endings; you have been warned. But I promise, the happily-ever-after in Book Three will be the payoff. Trust me.


 The release dates are: When We Were Us April 7th Hanging By A Moment May 24th Days of You and Me September 26th You can preorder When We Were Us now at all major retailers.

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  2015AuthorPhoto (1539x1800)Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (THE KING SERIES), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (THE SERENDIPITY DUET, PERFECT DISH DUO, THE ONE TRILOGY) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (CRYSTAL COVE BOOKS and RECIPE FOR DEATH SERIES). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

#BLAST AND #GIVEAWAY: Burned by Amity Hope

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aBURNEDLanna is trying to run away from her past. When her best friend, Holly, invited her to visit the small, coastal town of Harmony Bay, Lanna decided to take her up on the offer. In fact, she loved Harmony Bay so much she decided to stay. Jake is no stranger to secrets, lies, and manipulation. He’s been dealt more than his fair share of each. He’s sworn off women indefinitely. But there’s something about the girl rooming with his friend, Max. He just can’t shake the thoughts of her out of his head. Will the two of them be able to work through the complications of their pasts? Or are they just setting themselves up to be burned again?

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Amity lives in beautiful northern Minnesota with her two sons, two cats and their Rottweiler. She has a degree in elementary education and worked in that field for ten years before deciding to self-publish. Her first self-published novel, Twisted, was listed by Amazon as a Top 100 Kids & Teens Kindle Book of 2012. It hit Amazon's Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Best Sellers List in several countries. Truths and Dares held the #1 position on Amazon's Best Sellers in Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance eBooks in the UK. If she's not writing, or spending time with her boys, she's most likely reading. Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Blog | Amazon Author Page Prize: Paperback copy of Ditched, a paperback copy of Burned , a pair of handmade earrings a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

#BLAST: The Busy Executive Diet by Gabriella Kindert

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Lose that excess weight and keep it off for good—even with your hectic lifestyle! Executives face extraordinary stress and challenges to maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle. Frequent travel, dinner meetings, and high pressure jobs combine to create a difficult environment, both outside and inside the body, for sustaining healthy habits.  

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    Now an internationally successful financial executive who overcame these hurdles shares her secrets to: * Lose the extra weight without having to buy expensive diet products or go to weekly meetings * Regain energy and stamina * Look younger * Feel healthier * Never have to diet again The methods outlined in The Busy Executive Diet are proven ways of building better eating habits for sustained health that happen to also slim your waistline and give you a more youthful appearance.

Gabriella Kindert  About the author: Gabriella Kindert (MBA, MA) is a finance executive who has worked in numerous countries for leading organizations. Over the years, she has attributed her success to hard work, diligence, and dedication. In addition to her job, she is a founding partner of several successful companies. Despite her busy schedule, she is a mother of two children and a devoted wife. During her career she realised the importance of balance, nutrition, physical activity for better control of every aspect of life. She has established an organization called One Life, which actively promotes a healthier lifestyle. You can also follow her on Facebook.    

 

Sunday, January 31, 2016

#RELEASE BLITZ and #GIVEAWAY: Same Difference by D.D. Lorenzo

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Metamorphosis. An exquisite transformation. A necessary mechanism of evolution whereby the change is not only in appearance, but also behavior. My transformation possessed no beauty. Only pain. But just as the caterpillar morphs to a butterfly my strength is refined in the struggle, my flaws cocooned in the dark. If I survive the alteration my reward is to drink nectar and float on the breeze. Where I was once vulnerable, I will rise above. The same, but different. My name is Paige. I'm spreading my wings. 

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DD Lorenzo is a contemporary storyteller of love and suspense. She likes to think of her books as "Romance with a Twist"! DD resides in Maryland, The Land of Pleasant Living. She met the love of her life in high school and decided to look no further. Together, they have raised an eclectic and amazing family. When she isn't writing stories, she is rooting for the Baltimore Ravens or the Baltimore Orioles. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with the great people in her life and riding to the Eastern Shore of Maryland in her husband's classic Mustang. DD is currently working on books 5, "Beauty is a Bitch". Just an FYI - Book 1 is a cliffie that concludes in Book 2. Books 3, 4, and 5 are stand alone novels. That will complete the "Depth of Emotion" series.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

#BLAST: Less Stress: 88 Best Practices and Inspirations from Historical Leaders by Gabriella Kinder

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Do you want to discover how Cleopatra, the famous Egyptian queen succeeded to manage stress and stress symptoms? She was not just one of the most beautiful women in the world, but also one of the most powerful ones. Find out what was her secret by reading this book. You will also find out many interesting things that helped, for example, Alexander The Great, Coco Chanel and many other famous inspirational leaders. The most interesting thing is that their approach and strategies can be applied to us today. History has so much to offer to those who are open to learning from it. Besides inspirations from historical leaders, this guide will show you how to fight stress on a practical, easy and relatively fast way.

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  You will learn how to strengthen: * your mental health and stress resistance; * self-confidence; * self-control in stressful moments.  

Gabriella Kindert

About the author: Gabriella Kindert (MBA, MA) is a finance executive who has worked in numerous countries for leading organizations. Over the years, she has attributed her success to hard work, diligence, and dedication. In addition to her job, she is a founding partner of several successful companies. Despite her busy schedule, she is a mother of two children and a devoted wife. During her career she realised the importance of balance, nutrition, physical activity for better control of every aspect of life. She has established an organization called One Life, which actively promotes a healthier lifestyle. You can also follow her on Facebook.        

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

#REVIEW: Gathering Darkness: A Paranormal Romance Collection

Title : Gathering Darkness: A Paranormal Romance Boxed Set
Series: none
Author: various
Publisher: City Owl Press
Published Date: November 10, 2015
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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Synopsis: There is a gathering on the horizon... It's a place where Vampires feed off your desires, Weres dominate you, Demons seduce you and Aliens whisk you away to fulfill fantasies you never knew you had. Where your darkest appetites are sated, leaving you weak and breathless... Come and join us as we lead you into the Gathering Darkness.

Stories included in this set:

Close Liasons  by Anna Zaires & Dima Zales

The Time Stopper  by Dima Zales

Shifted Undercover  by C.E. Black

Capturing Her Bear  by Charlie Daye

Bitten by Choice  by Izzy Szyn

Let The Fur Fly and Red's Wolf  by Jenika Snow

Walking Dead Girl  by Lili Saint Germain

Dragon's Chase  by Mina Carter

Zane (Were Zoo One)  by R.E. Butler

Captive's Kiss  by Sharon Kay


My rating: 4 1/2 Stars

My review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I originally got this from one of the authors, Sharon Kay, because she knows how much I adore her books and stories. And it was no different this time around! Captive's Kiss was yet another amazing story of hers, in the world I have come to know and live that started with the Solstii Series. Tanner and Saige are an incredible couple, brought together in the heat of the Solstice, a rabid Mating time for any denizen of her world. The story got off to an explosive start, meandered into an actual storyline (sorry y'all, this isn't just erotica), and ended with a....well, I won't spoil the end for you! All the while, I got to read and see more of the characters I have fallen in love with, the ones I have missed.
Of course, since her story was at the end of the book, I had to work my way from the back to the front.
But in the meantime, I have been able to be exposed to authors I have never read (yay!), and enjoy wonderfully written paranormal romance stories.

Friday, January 8, 2016

#RELEASE PARTY: The Busy Person's Guide to Everyday Enlightenment by Janey Bowyer

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  The Busy Person’s Guide to Everyday Enlightenment is the perfect antidote to the strains of modern living. Featuring easy-to-follow meditations, yoga sequences, techniques and holistic advice that you can apply to even the busiest of lifestyles. What makes this book different is that it is tailored to recognise in this time of hectic living that we all have the need to nurture, care and centre ourselves, yet we don’t always have the time for long practices to achieve this. Ironically, the very thing we have convinced ourselves we don’t have time to do - looking after ourselves - is what can lead to better health and a sense of inner calm. Within these pages, you will find easy-to-follow sequences. This book is a helping hand to those who wish to fit in some me-time self-care even into the most time-starved of lifestyles.


 You can learn to… • Develop techniques in as little as 5 minutes a day that can help you deal with stress • Turn everyday stressful situations into meditation just by shifting your perspective • Nourish your body with simple yoga schedules that can help target specific areas or states of mind, no matter how busy you are • Bring the holistic into the hectic and learn to Zen out when the rest of the world is rushing • Improve and progress with the help of handy tips • Enjoy guilt-free self-nurturing  

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20151119-REL-Jane_Bowyer-1179About the author: I grew up on a hill in the north of England. From a young age, I wanted to live in London. As a child, during the depths of night, I'd often listen to the hum of passing trains. Sometimes I'd run to my bedroom window hoping to catch a glimpse so that I could pretend that I too was travelling on one, speeding along, London bound, like the rest of the world was sleeping.
So one day in my late teens, I bought a one-way ticket and travelled to London with just £30.00 in my pocket and a bit of blind faith.
In my novel The Last Days of Lisa, (that I’m still writing), the main character Lisa mirrors how overwhelming it was for me to see London for the first time through the eyes of a teenager travelling alone….
‘London never rests, she thinks. It’s on speed. A vortex, absorbing everything. Running from its own stench but also basking in it. Seemingly superficial and plastic to those not enchanted by its ambivalent charms. London has a soul; a ravenous appetite that feeds on the egos of the thousands that flock here each day to get closer to their dreams. ‘
Not long after moving to London, yoga and writing graced my life. I think they both saved me. On the writing front the spark came after reading the book, Catcher in the Rye. I’d not had the opportunity to study much as a child but that didn’t matter now as this book blew me away. “If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you’ll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that David Copperfield kind of c—p, but I don’t feel like going into it, if you want to know the truth.” J.D Salinger As for yoga, another book in the form of a second-hand yoga book written back in the 1960’s made its way into my mitts via a second-hand bookstore. As I’d said earlier, to start with I wasn’t very good at either. Dyslexia and lack of flexibility and poor posture were my obstacles. I could see beyond that though as both yoga and writing offered me hope and possibilities that before this I hadn’t ever thought possible. Before yoga and writing I believed I was useless and had nothing to offer the world. So I worked hard at studying for more than a decade. The author John Harding was the first teacher to believe in me. After studying writing under his inspiring tuition, I even managed to get a few novels published along the way. On the yoga side, I studied both Hatha and later Kundalini yoga and despite not being naturally flexible nor a person who liked to sit still. It was in India back in 2004 that I had my first awakening experience. During all this time, I also managed over the years to work my way up from an office junior job to a finally a supervisor position, having worked for most of my life in a string of unfulfilling office jobs. The good news that in October 2015 I left office work to become The Word Sprite full time! The silver lining in all of this is through my personal experience of having to be creative with my time I came up with the concept of yoga and holistic solutions for modern day living. Hence, this is how The Word Sprite was born! Read Janey's awesome article How to Manifest Real, Lasting Love on MindBodyGreen.  

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