Monday, February 8, 2016

#Blast and #Giveaway 'Burned' by Amity Hope


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BURNEDLanna 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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About the author:

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.

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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Now available 'The Busy Person's Guide to Everyday Enlightenment' by Janey Bowyer The Word Sprite



The Busy Person’s Guide to Everyday Enlightenment v2 (1)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!

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#BookReview 'Stacking the Deck (Dangerous Pasts #3)' by Colleen Charles

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perf5.000x8.000.inddClosing the Gap

Lake Harrison was done with love until hockey bad-boy, Josh Adams walked on stage. And took her breath away. Can two scarred people, perfect for each other, overcome their broken hearts and find the love and happiness they deserve? Or will Lake’s past, and a madman bent on revenge, put an end to their promising future?



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Song of the Keys

A hockey bad-boy scarred by his past. A successful career woman who doesn’t want to be tied down. Can they release the chains of the past? Or, will his mistake and the person who wants to punish him for it, destroy their chance at happiness?

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Stacking the Deck

A devastating injury leaves marine biologist, Ben Roberts, without the use of his legs. His sexy therapist, Christina Lorde, will stop at nothing to help him walk again. An unbalanced stalker, Christina’s vengeful ex-husband, and a cache of secrets come into play while Ben and Christina struggle to define their relationship without crossing the boundaries they’ve set for themselves. But the hand they’ve been dealt may cost them everything if they can’t uncover who’s stacking the deck against them.

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**Sue's Review**

Stacking the Deck is the 3rd book in the Dangerous Pasts series -- you will find it beneficial to read the 1st book (Closing the Gap) and the 2nd book (Song of the Keys) before reading this one. Since this book picks up where the second one left off, that will help you make more sense out of this book.

In this book, a devastating injury leaves marine biologist, Ben Roberts, without the use of his legs. Christina Lorde, his sexy therapist, is determined to help him walk again. I don't write spoilers, but you really need to read this book to find out exactly WHO is stacking the deck against them.

This book is definitely another one of those ---- I can't put this book down until I finish, so make sure you have time to devote to reading when you start - lol

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.

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Colleen PubColleen Charles held a leadership position for a fortune 500 company for 26 years while writing suspenseful romance by night. Thrilled that she's now able to write full time, she can't wait to spend more time connecting with her readers. She holds an honors degree in English, is a certified life coach and a Reiki Master. She loves reading and writing stories that entertain and sweep women away from their everyday life. Colleen has shown and bred Arabian horses for over 30 years and lives in the Midwest with her human and furry families. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for underprivileged girls and homeless pets. Facebook  | Amazon  | Twitter | Literary AddictsGoodreads 

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Monday, December 21, 2015

#BookReview 'Song of the Keys (Dangerous Pasts #2)' by Colleen Charles

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perf5.000x8.000.inddClosing the Gap

Lake Harrison was done with love until hockey bad-boy, Josh Adams walked on stage. And took her breath away. Can two scarred people, perfect for each other, overcome their broken hearts and find the love and happiness they deserve? Or will Lake’s past, and a madman bent on revenge, put an end to their promising future?



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Song of the Keys

A hockey bad-boy scarred by his past. A successful career woman who doesn’t want to be tied down. Can they release the chains of the past? Or, will his mistake and the person who wants to punish him for it, destroy their chance at happiness?


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**Sue's Review**

Song of the Keys is the 2nd book in the Dangerous Pasts series - you will find it beneficial to read CLOSING THE GAP before reading this one. Since this book picks up where the first one left off, that will help you make more sense out of this book.

In this book we get to know more about Summer and Ryan. While their romance is blooming, there is a mystery stalker --- oh wait, I don't write spoilers, so I will stop there and say that you just have to read the book to find out exactly what happens!!!

This book is definitely another one of those ---- I can't put this book down until I finish, so make sure you have time to devote to reading when you start - lol

I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.


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Stacking the Deck

A devastating injury leaves marine biologist, Ben Roberts, without the use of his legs. His sexy therapist, Christina Lorde, will stop at nothing to help him walk again. An unbalanced stalker, Christina’s vengeful ex-husband, and a cache of secrets come into play while Ben and Christina struggle to define their relationship without crossing the boundaries they’ve set for themselves. But the hand they’ve been dealt may cost them everything if they can’t uncover who’s stacking the deck against them.

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Colleen PubColleen Charles held a leadership position for a fortune 500 company for 26 years while writing suspenseful romance by night. Thrilled that she's now able to write full time, she can't wait to spend more time connecting with her readers. She holds an honors degree in English, is a certified life coach and a Reiki Master. She loves reading and writing stories that entertain and sweep women away from their everyday life. Colleen has shown and bred Arabian horses for over 30 years and lives in the Midwest with her human and furry families. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for underprivileged girls and homeless pets. Facebook  | Amazon  | Twitter | Literary AddictsGoodreads 

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

#BookReview 'Closing the Gap (Dangerous Pasts)' by Colleen Charles

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perf5.000x8.000.inddClosing the Gap

Lake Harrison was done with love until hockey bad-boy, Josh Adams walked on stage. And took her breath away. Can two scarred people, perfect for each other, overcome their broken hearts and find the love and happiness they deserve? Or will Lake’s past, and a madman bent on revenge, put an end to their promising future?



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Sue's Review:

I will start with stating that Colleen Charles is a new author for me to read. I was asked to read her new series and when I first started CLOSING THE GAP - which is the first book of the Dangerous Pasts series - I wasn't really sure what to expect.

I found that she put so much description in the beginning of the book -- that it was hard to figure out exactly where she was going. But once I got past that part, I realized that this detailing of this was so necessary!!! Without the details, there are a lot of things that just would not have made sense!!!

Lake (the main character of this book) is a victim of domestic violence. Because of the way that she was treated by her ex-husband, she doesn't feel like she deserves to be loved. I don't write spoilers - so I will just say, you need to read the book!!! Like I said before - the beginning goes slowish - but then when it picks up, you will find it hard to put this book down!!!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions in this review are 100% my own.



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Song of the Keys

A hockey bad-boy scarred by his past. A successful career woman who doesn’t want to be tied down. Can they release the chains of the past? Or, will his mistake and the person who wants to punish him for it, destroy their chance at happiness?

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Stacking the Deck

A devastating injury leaves marine biologist, Ben Roberts, without the use of his legs. His sexy therapist, Christina Lorde, will stop at nothing to help him walk again. An unbalanced stalker, Christina’s vengeful ex-husband, and a cache of secrets come into play while Ben and Christina struggle to define their relationship without crossing the boundaries they’ve set for themselves. But the hand they’ve been dealt may cost them everything if they can’t uncover who’s stacking the deck against them.

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Colleen PubColleen Charles held a leadership position for a fortune 500 company for 26 years while writing suspenseful romance by night. Thrilled that she's now able to write full time, she can't wait to spend more time connecting with her readers. She holds an honors degree in English, is a certified life coach and a Reiki Master. She loves reading and writing stories that entertain and sweep women away from their everyday life. Colleen has shown and bred Arabian horses for over 30 years and lives in the Midwest with her human and furry families. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering for underprivileged girls and homeless pets. Facebook  | Amazon  | Twitter | Literary AddictsGoodreads 

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Friday, December 11, 2015

New release! 'The Height of Perpetual Love' by Monica F. Hudson



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The Height of Perpetual LoveThy love is ageless, it penetrates the depth of time and encircles the face of your abiding love. In the shelter of the storm it shines it majestic power, giving soothing tranquility to the stormy seas.

Know thy flames can never be extinguished or humanity hold its essence in the palm of their hands, for it is the power of the Holy Spirit that radiates its light and gives strength to the weary. It flows as music on air its notes give harmony and feeds the heart compassion.



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monica hudsonMonica F. Hudson has given her writing ministry a visionary depiction of boldness and creative awareness through her covers that leads you down a path inside the pages of not just truth, but a praise dance that any saint would give up a rejoicing word for. She is after all a spiritual writer, who has a genre that includes Christian discipleship, empowerment, and spiritual inspirations, leading her to a string of book, journals, and articles that look like a hymnal turned inside out.

She is the author/publisher of Hudson Publishers, a company that markets Christian books for those who want a deeper meaning in their walk with Jesus Christ. She is a member of Allen Temple A.M. E. Church in Pine Bluff, AR. She is a member of the American Christian Writers, Spiritual Writers Association, Association of Writers and Writers Programs just to name of few. Find out more about this writing ministry at www.2cdivineanswers.com.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

'A Paris Christmas' by Cynthia Gail


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AParisChristmas Billionaire Nicholas Adrien Rousseau works seven days a week. He lives on a schedule, doesn’t like surprises, plans his days, and outlines his goals. Until an irresistible blonde slides into the backseat of his Mercedes, mistaking him for the driver of the car service provided by his company, Bridal Bliss.

Bella Rose is late for the airport. The opportunity to turn Creative Couture into an International marketing firm is a dream come true, but if she doesn’t catch the last flight home to the states, she’ll miss Christmas Eve with her family.

Two strangers with an attraction that could melt an iceberg, are stranded in the heart of Paris, the city of light and love. When Bella throws caution to the wind, deciding to accept the spontaneity life has thrown her and enjoy the journey, she never imagines it will lead to the man of her dreams. Adrien realizes too late that by hiding his identity, he could lose the one woman who loves the man and not the money.

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About the author:

My husband and I live in the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee with our three dogs. When I'm not working or writing, I can be found with family and friends. I love to bake in the winter, grill in the summer, and on occasion, I sneak away from everyone and curl up with a good book.

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