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Playing For The Save Book By Rachelle Ayala


Veteran relief pitcher Ryan Hudson always saves the game for his team. He’s dependable, focused, and good at what he does.

Which is why he prefers to live alone and not have anything to do with women and all the noise and chaos they bring.

Noise and chaos is all single mother Jamie Rush knows. Working and taking care of her two boys is a full time job, especially since one of them is autistic and she gets no help from her ex-husband.

When her two sons win a day with ballplayer Ryan Hudson, they strike up an odd friendship with the reclusive pitcher. Jamie is wary of the baseball hero, but can’t help fantasizing about him.

Ryan is attracted to Jamie, but desperately tries to hide his past. The only problem, they’re made for one another.

They just don’t know it.

The Men of Spring Baseball Series can be read standalone, but are more fun when read together.

Book 1, Playing the Rookie
Book 2, Playing Without Rues
Book 3, Playing Catch
Book 4, Playing for the Save

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

The best save that a pitcher can catch 
Knowing Ms. Rachelle’s writing I have no doubt that I will be an emotional wreck once I read Playing For The Save. This book is beyond my capacity of admire Jamie and what she has been through with his son Drew and worst of all a bastard ex. I wish I have Jamie’s patience to tackle situations. She is one tough Mama who is unselfish to take care of her needs first but her kids always comes first.  
Though it is hard to ask for some help from other people but once you let your guard down, everybody will help you to lift your spirits up. I am so glad that she open her eyes, face the situation and fall in-love again. If somebody loves you deeply, the baggage you are carrying is nothing.  
This is a beautiful story not only for a baseball fans but for kids that have the disability and the power to fall in-love again. It is a very long book but each chapters will capture your hearts, makes you mad but amazes you by the end. Though this is the last book of the series it could read stand alone as well.

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Amazon reviews from Men of Spring Baseball Series

“It’s not every day you find an author that can so easily wrap her words around your heart until they become your world, force your heart to beat, and make your soul sing with joy. If you love to feel the stories as you read them, then you don’t ever want to miss one of her books!” – Playing the Rookie

“Playing Without Rules is such a beautiful story. A beautiful family story with heartaches in the past which leads to forgiveness. You will laugh, cry and will love this story. My hat off to Ms. Rachelle Ayala for another amazing book.”

“Intense, deeply moving, and romantic are the three phases that come to me when I think about Playing Catch.”

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Playing the Rookie (A Baseball Romance) (Men of Spring Baseball Series Book 1)
Jessica Song is tired of being a good girl, staying in a relationship well past closing time. Fresh from a breakup, she takes a walk on the wild side as a sports events intern.

Baseball rookie Jay Pak Ahn has been burned one too many times by good girls, especially his cheating ex-fiancée. When he meets wild Jessica, he throws away all caution to enjoy her to the fullest.

Jessica and Jay agree to a week of enchanting, starry-eyed dates and wild, unrestrained sex to get their exes out of their systems.

Their pasts collide, exposing the secrets in Jessica’s heart and threatening Jay’s position on the team. Jessica must leave her disappointment behind while Jay has to decide whether Jessica comes before baseball. What will they sacrifice to turn their fling into true love?

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Playing Without Rules (A Baseball Romance) (Men of Spring Baseball Series Book 2)
A ballplayer’s girlfriend hides his daughter from him because she fears he’s like his abusive father.

Marcia Powers wants nothing to do with ballplayer Brock Carter, especially after she told him to go away and pursue his dreams. She has more than she can handle with an elderly father, a business to run, and a four-year-old daughter posing as her baby sister.

Brock Carter’s back in town to rekindle his romance with Marcia, and this time, he’s not letting her run him out of town. Marcia is unable to resist Brock, but determined to keep her secret.

Brock’s already lost his heart to Marcia once. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away?

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Playing Catch (A Baseball Romance) (Men of Spring Baseball Series Book 3)
On the field and off the field, bartender Jeanine Jewell plays, collecting one-night stands like baseball cards. She doesn’t need a man, except to curl her toes and make her scream. She’s learned the hard way that love is about control and manipulation—and the last thing she can handle is letting herself be vulnerable, or having anyone discover her shameful secret.

Scoring women is easy for catcher Kirk Kennedy—they don’t call him “Catch and Release” for nothing. He never goes back for a repeat performance. Being traded to a new city is an opportunity for new adventures—until he runs into Jeanine and she refuses to go home with him.

Intrigued, Kirk is determined to catch the elusive blonde and keep her to himself. When he proposes a wingman-to-wingwoman, friends-without-benefits relationship, he’s surprised she accepts.

The no-benefits clause soon falls by the wayside when neither Jeanine or Kirk can resist their explosive chemistry. Despite the sparks between the sheets, they both refuse to acknowledge they’re anything more than friends.

Everything changes when Kirk discovers someone from his past is the one Jeanine is hiding from.

Trigger Warning: The heroine was sexually abused by her foster father and has flashbacks.

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About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope.

Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer’s Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

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My books to bring for the book signing event in Canada

I cannot believe that in three days, am going to Canada for the book signing event. I am so very excited and cannot wait. My husband will drive and we are going to cross the border. Our passports and my kids birth certificate and my ticket is all ready.

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All my books that I ordered from Amazon were all arrived.  There are eight authors in this file. I also pre-ordered and paid some books from the other authors. I am thankful that I have job so I can buy all of these books. I am so thankful that my husband supports my being bookworm.

This is my very first time book signing event to attend in Canada. My husband is off and I took the day off from work so I can attend this exciting book signing event.

Worship Me Book By Chelle Bliss

NOW AVAILABLE from USA Today bestselling author, Chelle Bliss, comes the seventh book in the Men of Inked series. James and Izzy are back and they’re hotter than ever. Don’t miss the next installment in the Men of Inked series.


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James Caldo needs to control everything in his life, even his wife, Izzy Gallo. But she’s headstrong and has a need to test her husband’s limits as much as he pushes hers.

When a case at ALFA Private Investigation takes a dark turn, James is forced to get Izzy involved in an undercover sting, and the assignment will test her sexual boundaries as well as the very foundation of their relationship.

Can Izzy hold her tongue long enough to keep them both safe? Or will her unwillingness to fully submit draw the eye of the very man they’re after?

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Izzy and James were back for more

Izzy and James are my favorite couple from the Men Of Inked series. I am so happy and thankful that Ms. Chelle Bliss write another book from this hot couple who are also funny.

You can also learn more about the rest of the Gallos siblings and their families. It is very refreshing to learn more about their updates but I enjoyed more of Izzy and James.

Worship Me is a very sensual book which I loved especially when James pulled out some stunts. This book is very intense too. You might hold on to your e-reader. Trust is very important to every relationships. Izzy relied on that trust to James.

It is very emotional as well especially the author’s dedication. It almost brought me to tears. I can relate to that especially losing someone you adored the most and health issues as well.

Worship Me will make you loved James even more. This alpha male is not only oozing with hotness but a big teddy bear. Thank you Ms. Chelle Bliss for not disappointing us. You rock as always.

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Chelle Bliss is the USA Today bestselling author of the Men of Inked and ALFA P.I. series. She hails from the Midwest, but currently lives near the beach even though she hates sand. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, coffee fiend, and ex high school history teacher. She loves spending time with her two cats, alpha boyfriend, and chatting with readers. To learn more about Chelle, please visit


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Success With Stress Book by Jae Ellard

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Believe it or not, stress isn’t all bad; in fact, it’s an important part of the natural world. Stress helps us survive as a species – because of that we want the ability to be stressed. That said, being able to manage stress with greater success is the difference between surviving and THRIVING. Success with Stress explores five simple ideas to spark your personal power to change the level, duration, and frequency of the stress in your life. With workplace stress being linked to quality of life, health, and workplace morale, this is a must-read for any team looking to improve morale and individuals looking to improve their quality of life.

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I rated this book 4 ****’s 

Life is too short and we should not let stress affects us

This book is so short. You can finished reading it in a short period of time. Though the book is short but the information that will help anybody is very helpful.

I read this book for my husband. I want to help him with his stress. It affects me as his wife. He is so stress about his work. I know that he cannot wait to retire very soon. He has few years left before his agony at work would be over.

I learned one very important lesson from this book is communication. It is the most vital to deal with stress. You have to communicate and let go of that emotion that stressed you out. I know that is easy to say than done.

Growing up poor, stress is out of our concern. We deal with tough situation that it does not bother us. When I am stress or have any problems, I pray to God, pour my emotions out to Him. My best remedy for stress is music. I listened to music and sing.

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Author’s Bio:

Jae Ellard is an author, speaker, and expert on developing the skill of awareness in the workplace. After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems. In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program to generate intentional conversations to disrupt patterns and create awareness, accountability and action at team and individual levels. Jae has taught the skill of awareness in more than 50 countries to thousands of employees at multinational corporations such as Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia.

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Jae is a columnist on workplace awareness for Mindful Magazine, as well as the author of 7 books on the topic. She contributes to the Healthy Living section on Huffington Post as well as the Simple Intentions blog. In 2013, she founded Seattle Wisdom, a community organization working to create and support conscious conversations in professional spaces in the Pacific Northwest. Jae has a master’s degree in Communication Management from Colorado State University and a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communication from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She holds certificates in co-active coaching and organizational relationship systems coaching.

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What prompted you to write Success with Stress?

Since 2008, I’ve had the amazing opportunity to speak on topics such as stress management and work-life balance in over 50 countries. I’ve learned that the conversations around stress do not differ much from country to country or person to person. I wanted to inspire people, regardless of job title, to become empowered to change the level, duration, and frequency of their stress in order to improve their quality of life.

What is the impact of stress on the mind and the body?

How stress shows up in the mind is directly correlated to how stress shows up in the body. The saying “you bring about what you think about” is very true here. For example, if you’re experiencing anxious thoughts it’s likely your body will follow – your chest will become tight, your muscles tense. Or if you’re having thoughts of joy, your body will experience feeling relaxed, open and comfortable. It’s difficult for the mind to experience a thought and have the body exhibit the opposite reaction.

What are some strategies readers can incorporate to change their relationship with stress?

The most important strategy is to be present to the reality of the situation. This is what it means to live with the skill of awareness. To see the world and how you show up in it is to look at the stress you’re experiencing and understand the role you play within it. What are you saying or not saying that can reduce the stress of the situation? What emotions are present that may be helpful to acknowledge? The more present we can be with that which stresses us out, the more clear our actions are to reduce the stress we are experiencing.

How do you personally manage the stress that comes with being an author and business owner?

Meditation, meditation, meditation. My daily meditation practice sets the foundation for how I enter into the day and how I process what’s real vs. the “story” of what’s happening. Additionally, I plan time to be in movement (walking, yoga, etc.) and get out in nature as much as possible. Sharing moments with friends and family keep me grounded and connected to what matters most.

What other authors inspire you?

Elizabeth Gilbert, Jack Kornfield, Brene Brown, Eckort Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Seth Godin, Malcom Gladwell, David Whyte, Pema Chorden, Mark Nepo and Rumi   

Tell me about your next project.

I’m really interested in continuing to help people have conversations they want to have but don’t know how to have or are fearful to have with themselves or others.  It sounds really simple to say what you mean, but simple doesn’t mean it’s easy to do.

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For No Apparent Reason Book By S K Derban

A focused law student, romance has been absent from Madison’s life. She has successfully planned each phase of her life and resigned to the fact that there will be plenty of time for love after she passes the bar exam—that is until the single act of seeking shelter from a spring downpour dramatically alters the course of her life. Madison is lured away from the security of law school into a world where she learns about the destructive nature of greed. Thrust in a maze of money laundering and murder, Madison experiences the value of true friendship and witnesses the healing power of love.

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I rated this book 5 *****’s 

It is captivating, emotional and very funny

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Ms. S. K. Derban captivated me again with her second book For No Apparent Reason. I really enjoyed reading this book. It is not only captivating, emotional and very funny as well.

Madison Rae will crack you up not only with her wittiness but how she forgets things too like her gadget. It is also a beautiful book about the love and support of a family.

This book is hard to put it down once you started reading it. It is very suspense. It will blow your mind. A book that handles any FBI involvement is my cup of tea to read. Madison and Court’s relationship is like cat and a mouse. They both like to play games though the attraction is undeniable. I loved these two characters.

For No Apparent Reason teaches you to trust you instinct and do everything to help your neighbors. Madison Rae has that character being a student that studies crimes and law. She is one stubborn woman who will never says no while she can help. If you love to read crimes, this book is a must read. I highly recommended it. Prepare to be amazed and fall in-love with Madison Rae and Court.

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Author’s Bio:

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, S.K. Derban moved to London within the first three months, and remained in England until the age of five. Her father, an American citizen, was a decorated veteran of the second world war. Derban’s mother, born and raised in the United Kingdom, was involved with the London Royal Ballet Company, and a great fan of the arts. Even after returning to the United States, Derban’s life was filled with a love of the theatre and a passion for British murder mysteries. S.K. Derban has always remained passionate about writing, and is thrilled to finally share her work with others.

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Her personal travel and missionary adventures also help to transport readers virtually across the globe. When writing, S.K. Derban relies on all aspects of her life, from her faith in the Lord, to her love and knowledge of the arts.

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