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Carson Book By Melissa Foster

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Bad Boys After Dark: Carson
(Bad Billionaires After Dark)

Indulge your inner vixen…

Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone hot and sexy romances.

Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!

Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Second chances really do exist…

As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life—in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.

Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved—the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?

Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

“If you’re interested in books with super-hot alpha males, ridiculously sexy heroines and need-to-take-a-cold-shower love scenes, this is the series for you!” – M. Engel, Book Mama Blog

I rated this book 5 *****’s

Second chances as it’s best 
 
Love is sweeter the second time around as what the saying goes. It is indeed true between Carson and Tawny.  
 
How can you moved on with your life when someone is missing? These two’s chemistry is so hot. I could never think of dressing room as dressing room again. Love is about taking a risk and that risk works perfectly for Carson and Tawny. These two is insatiable. 
 
This book is so sweet. Watch out for Angeline. She will spread her sweetness like Tawny’s perfume.  
 
This book is so hot and oh so good. Carson, oh my Carson, he is my new  favorite Bad guys. This series is getting hotter and hotter. Get those fan or AC ready ladies, you need it to cool real down.

BAD BOYS AFTER DARK

Mick
Dylan
Carson
Brett (pre-order available)

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More Bad Boys…..
Bad Boys After Dark: Mick (Bad Billionaires After Dark #1)

“Ultimate Pleasure, that’s how I would describe this book. Oh my!!  Be prepared to have your breath taken away.”  – Beck Valley Books

“I loved every bit of this read, there were so many emotions and turmoil that just kept you turning the pages, it really was an emotional roller coaster of a ride.” – Irish Daisy Loves Romance

“Foster has done it again with not only steamy hot sex scenes but deeply loving emotional attachments, also.” – Nicki’s Nook

Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of sexy stand-alone romances.

“Mick” is a USA Today bestseller. 

Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!

Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark… 

Amanda Jenner is done being a boring-man magnet and has finally taken control of her love life. As any smart paralegal would, she’s researched the hell out of how to seduce a man. She’s waxed, primped, and ready to put her newfound skills into action–and a masquerade bar crawl is the perfect venue for her solo coming-out party.

Entertainment attorney Mick Bad lives by two hard and fast rules. He never mixes business with pleasure, and he doesn’t do relationships, which makes the anonymity of a masquerade bar crawl the perfect place for a onetime hookup.

Amanda thinks she’s hit the jackpot when she bags a tall, dark, and sinfully delicious masked man–until she discovers the man she’s made out with is her off-limits boss. Mick’s already crossed a line he can never uncross, and one taste of sweet and sexy Amanda has only whet his appetite. When Mick offers to give Amanda a lesson in seduction–no strings, no regrets, and for goodness’ sake, come Monday, no quitting–the tables turn, and Mick’s totally unprepared for the lessons this sweet temptress provides.

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan (Bad Billionaires After Dark #2)

“Another brilliant sexy and romantic romance created by this adorable author. For those who love romantic and passionate stories is a book not to be missed.” – LibriAmoriMiei

“Dylan can be described in two words. Wickedly good.” – I Love Romance

“Steam-filled pages and a sassy heroine make Bad Boys After Dark: Dylan a must read for those winter nights.” – Recommended Romance

Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of sexy stand-alone romances.

Indulge your inner vixen…

Bad Billionaires After Dark are a series of stand-alone hot and sexy romances.

Indulge your inner vixen with these sexy billionaires!

Meet the Bad Boys… Four fiercely loyal, sinfully sexy, uber alpha brothers, about to fall head over heels for their leading ladies.

Everything’s naughtier after dark…

Sinfully sexy bar owner Dylan Bad has a thing for needy women. He’s a savior, a knight in shining armor, and his mighty talented sword has no trouble bringing damsels in distress to their knees. Enter Tiffany Winters, a gorgeous cutthroat sports agent who looks like sex on legs, f**ks like she’s passion personified, and wouldn’t let a man help her if she were dangling from a ledge and he was her only hope. One night and too much tequila might change their lives forever. The question is, will either one survive?

The Bad Boys are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on Facebook or her personal website.

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Just Three Dates Book By David Burnett

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When their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates with each other, Karen and Mark must each decide whether to entertain the idea of a “marriage of convenience,” or to hold out for an increasingly unlikely marriage based on love. 

Since breaking with her last boyfriend, Karen has refused to trust any man her age. For the past three years, she has not dated the same one twice, and only one in ten has received even a goodnight kiss as she turned him away. Karen is an artist. She follows her feelings, lives in a cluttered loft, and gushes over vivid sunsets.

Mark still dreams about his almost-fiancée, and his date book has been empty since he threw her out a week before he’d planned to ask for her hand. His friends call him the “Ice Man,” since he seldom smiles, especially at a woman. A math professor at the College, logic guides his behavior, he loves order, and an elegant proof is a thing of beauty.

Both Karen and Mark have all but abandoned hope of ever falling in love, and, left on their own, these opposites would never attract. So, their mothers become matchmakers, entangling them in a series of dates by extracting promises that Karen and Mark will go out together three times, suggesting that, in the absence of love, a “marriage of convenience” is a live option.

If you enjoy heartwarming stories based on true-to-life behaviors, with complicated relationships and a less-than-certain outcome, this book is for you.

I rated this book 4 ****’s

An arrange marriage with some twist

Mothers know best especially dealing with kids. Relationships is not one of them. Just Three Dates is like an arrange marriage with some twists. Karen and Mark agreed to both of their mother’s agreement. Of course, it does not work when their hearts are not open to fall in-love until they were done with three dates and moved on with their lives.

I believe that once you love a person and it is meant for you, no matter what happen, the two of you will be together someday. It is like cupid hits you with a bow that stuck in your heart and cannot take out.

Both Karen and Mark had previous relationships that still bothers their heart. Letting go to face the reality both make these lovebirds relationships works. It is a beautiful story. I loved reading this book. Sometimes, I feel like I want to smack these two. If only they admit right away, that they care and love each other, their mothers would be jumping with joy.

If you like to read a romance that has second chance, Just Three Dates is perfect. You will laugh out loud too. 

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About the author
David Burnett lives in Columbia South Carolina, with his wife and their blue-eyed cat, Bonnie. The Reunion, his first novel, is set in nearby Charleston.

David enjoys traveling, photography, baking bread, and the Carolina beaches.

He has photographed subjects as varied as prehistoric ruins on the islands of Scotland, star trails, sea gulls, a Native American powwow, and his grandson, Jack. David and his wife have traveled widely in the United States and the United Kingdom. During one trip to Scotland, they visited Crathes Castle, the ancestral home of the Burnett family near Aberdeen. In The Reunion, Michael’s journey through England and Scotland allows him to sketch many places they have visited.

David has graduate degrees in psychology and education and previously was Director of Research for the South Carolina Department of Education. He and his wife have two daughters.

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I think this is my second time to be part of a book auction event. The event reached $4,860 from generous authors and bookworms. Unfortunately, Matty passed away. The money they gathered will help to support the kids and funeral cost too. I am so glad that I can help and in return received signed books, shirt and swags too.

I helped $80 in total. In return, I received seven signed books, signed shirt and signed swags as well.

A signed paperback of The Matchmaker’s Playbook ( A Wingman Inc. Novel) by Rachel Van Dyken

Signed paperback copies of This Weak & Idle Theme and The Story of My Scars (two short story collections), donated by Victoria Perkins – Author 

Signed paperback of The Calum donated by Xio Axelrod – Author 

Three signed paperbacks written and donated by J.T. Lozano.
-Behind the Facade
-Resolutions
-Ravens Redemption

A signed paperback of Unconditional Surrender and a Strike Force t-shirt written and donated by Desiree Holt.

I wish these generous authors more success in their books. Their generosity is much appreciated.

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Shades of Murder Book By Lauren Carr

Welcome to Lauren Carr’s Audiobook-a-palooza Blog Tour! To celebrate the release of Lauren Carr’s mysteries in audiobook format, we have 14 books from her three series on tour!



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Question: what do you get the man with everything?

Answer: when that man is the heir of the late mystery writer Robin Spencer, retired homicide detective Mac Faraday, you get him a cold case to solve.

In Shades of Murder, Mac Faraday is once again the heir to an unbelievable fortune. This time the benefactor is a collector of stolen art. But this isn’t just any stolen work of art – it’s a masterpiece with a murder attached to it.

Ilysa Ramsay was in the midst of taking the art world by storm with her artistic genius. Hours after unveiling her latest masterpiece, she is found dead in her Deep Creek Lake studio, and her painting is nowhere to be found.

Almost a decade later, the long lost Ilysa Ramsay masterpiece has found its way into Mac Faraday’s hands and he can’t resist the urge to delve into the case.

A world away, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, former JAG lawyer Joshua Thornton agrees to do a favor for the last person he would ever expect – a convicted serial killer.

The favor: solve the one murder wrongly attributed to him.

Joshua finds an unexpected ally in Cameron Gates, a spunky detective who has reason to believe the young woman known to the media only as Jane Doe, victim number four, was the victim of a copycat. Together, Joshua and Cameron set out to light a flame under the cold case only to find that someone behind the scenes wants the case to remain cold, and is willing to kill to keep it that way.

Little do these detectives know that the paths of their respective cases are on a collision course when they follow the clues to bring them together in a showdown with a killer who’s got a talent for murder!

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Solving the crime at the same falling in-love unexpectedly 

I am late am sure reading the second book of these amazing series ” A Mac Faraday Mystery” but I will catch up sooner or later. Just like the first book of the series, the 2nd book is hard to put it down. I love to read mystery book not only the suspense is killing but much better when I laugh out loud. 

Couples like Mac and Archie, Cameron and Joshua made me giggle. They are just the sweetest couple but will knock your senses with their skills and talent to solve the mystery. 

They say that it is a sin to covet thy neighbor’s wife, right? When thy neighbor’s wife covets you, thou shall not refuse, right? Temptation is hard to resist and mix with greed, it is even sinful. This is what I learned from this book to name a few. 

As always Ms. Lauren Carr, never stop to blow my mind away. I am hooked with her writings and love reading her books.

Meet the Author:


Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband and three dogs (including the real Gnarly’s klutzy nephew Sterling) on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

 

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Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic Book by Sherry Lynn Jones

Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Lynn Jones

Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Jones Mayo 

Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Lynn Jones has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally.

“Corrections” the third realm of emergency care behind layers of concrete and barbed wire. Join in the dangers, challenges, and truth-is-stranger-than-fiction humor of this updated and revised second edition of Confessions of a Trauma Junkie. In addition to stories from the streets and ERs, medics, nurses, and corrections officers share perceptions and coping skills from the other side of prisons’ cuffs and clanging metal door.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Heart warming stories that will keep you think how life is so precious

I am not a nurse or working in any medical related field. I do feel what Ms. Sherry Lynn Jones when saving precious lives. Life is so precious that in one blink of an eye, it is taken away from me. The first story alone is heart warming. Can you imagine the rest of the stories when you read this book? Those incidents will want you to hold on to your kids or to your loved-ones.

This book is so beautiful in so many ways. Being a hero to saves lives is not easy. The stories will make your heart beats so fast. You reflect for a moment and what if, if that was your child. You cannot help but thankful and salute your hats off to all the heroes.

Working in a nursing home as a housekeeper, I witnessed few deaths and still breaks my heart. The recent was one the passing of my favorite 96 years old female resident. Until now, I still remember her when I clean her room though somebody is living their now.

Thank you Ms. Sherry Lynn Jones for sharing your kindness and unselfish heart with these beautiful confessions. 

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Emergency Service Professionals Praise Confessions of a Trauma Junkie 

“A must read for those who choose to subject themselves to life at its best and at its worst. Sherry offers insight in the Emergency Response business that most people cannot imagine.”
–Maj Gen Richard L. Bowling, former Commanding General, USAF Auxiliary (CAP)

“Sherry Mayo shares experiences and unique personal insights of first responders. Told with poetry, sensitivity and a touch of humor at times, all are real, providing views into realities EMTs, Nurses, and other first responders encounter. Recommended reading for anyone working with trauma, crises, critical incidents in any profession.”
— George W. Doherty, MS, LPC, President Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute

“Sherry has captured the essence of working with people who have witnessed trauma. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it helped me to understand differently the work of our Emergency Services Personnel. I consider this a ‘MUST READ’ for all of us who wish to be helpful to those who work in these professions.”
–Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAAC, FAAETS, ICISF Instructor

“Confessions of a Trauma Junkie is an honest, powerful, and moving account of the emotional realities of helping others! Sherry Mayo gives us a privileged look into the healing professions she knows firsthand. The importance of peer support is beautifully illustrated. This book will deepen the readers respect for those who serve.”
–Victor Welzant, PsyD, Director of Education and Training, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc

About the author
Jones, Sherry Lynn, EdD, MS, RN, FAAETS, EMTP (Ret.)

Sherry Lynn Jones is a registered nurse, QMPH, and retired paramedic with more than 25 years’ combined experience in EMS, trauma center ERs, and psych/corrections nursing (in chorus with civilian and paramilitary CISM response). A lieutenant colonel with Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the USAF’s Total Force, Sherry was one of the key architects in introducing and developing CAP’s CISM Program. She served as CAP’s National CISM Director providing training, staff development, and strategic responses that included air crashes and Joint Task Force Katrina.

Sherry’s education includes a doctorate in adult education, and a master’s degree in psychology specializing in crisis management and response. Her dissertation, Nurses’ Occupational Trauma Exposure, Resilience, and Coping Education, revealed gaps in nurses’ training and practice, particularly regarding self-care.

Sherry is the author of a Trauma Junkie anthology, has published in numerous books (also as Sherry Jones Mayo), magazines, and journals. Sherry is a faculty member and approved instructor for multiple ICISF courses (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation). An elected board member of the Michigan Crisis Response Association (MCRA), Sherry lives in Michigan and serves as CEO of Education Resource Strategies.

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Old Loves Die Hard Book By Lauren Carr

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

Being greedy always put you to danger 
 
This book from Ms. Lauren Carr  is another mind blowing to read. She blew my mind away again. The twist is so crazy. I thought I figured it out who did it but boy! was I wrong.  
 
I am so happy that I read the very first book of this amazing series. It is such an unbelievable book. I am hooked and cannot wait to read the next book. 
 
Gnarly, the one crazy dog but always a hero is one amazing man’s best friend. I wish we have the dogs like him.  
 
Being greedy always put you to danger. People that like power will always  do anything to achieve that goals even hurting person especially a relative.  
 
This book is one mystery to unravel and you will enjoy every chapter until the last page. 

 

Why Fiction Writers Should Avoid Mixing Social Media and Politics

By Lauren Carr

 

Note: Before anyone accuses the writer of this guest post of being a “right or left-wing nut,” please be informed that she is a card-carrying Independent who has a deep distrust and dislike of any and all politicians. It is due to this dislike that she had great fun of satirizing our country’s current political situation in her best-selling mystery Candidate for Murder, in which she equally “trashed” both sides of the aisle.

 

Recently, I blocked a romance author on Twitter and Facebook.

Now this is not the first time that I had blocked someone in social media. Frankly, I have no problem blocking anyone. Usually it is because they have posted pictures of nude body parts in my timeline, but that’s another post. This post is about the seemingly no-brainer mistake that this writer had made. The horrible thing is that she is not the only writer making this error when it comes to using social media to promote fiction books.

I use social media purely for book promotion. Since my reading audience consists of mystery fans, which can be a diverse group stretching across various cultural beliefs (whether it be sex, religion, or politics), I do not originate posts on any of those subjects. It isn’t like I have any burning desire to originate such posts anyway. Anyone who knows me will tell you that my main focus is murder mysteries … and my German shepherds …and chocolate … and coffee (not necessarily in that order).

But, having said that, when it comes to Twitter, occasionally, like once or maybe twice a month, I will share a post regarding current events that strikes me as significant. Never, I repeat, never do I share posts that insults people for their beliefs. When I do these retweets, it is without added comment. I simply share the post with my 31,000-plus followers. Ninety-nine-point-nine percent of the time, my several dozen retweets a day consist of posts regarding fellow writers’ books.

So, you can imagine my reaction a couple weeks ago when a new follower responded, not direct messaged off-line, but replied to a shared post, declaring that I was “ignorant.” In other words, this romance author publicly insulted my intelligence simply because my political beliefs differed from hers.

So, without comment, without response, I immediately blocked her with two clicks of a button. No longer will she be offended by my posts or re-posts. Nor will I ever again see her postings—whether they be about politics or her books—and, as a result, I will not be sharing news about her books with my followers.

After blocking her, curiosity got the best of me and I looked up her profile. She had a whole big forty followers. I also looked her up on Facebook to find the same. Her timeline on both Facebook and Twitter consisted of anger-filled political rants against anyone who disagreed with her beliefs. Her postings were not arguments for why her views were correct, but rather insults of her political opponents’ intelligence, character, and morals—all against a banner displaying her romance novels that, I assume, she had set up these social media accounts to promote.

Book Marketing Rule #1: Don’t Alienate Potential Readers

Fiction writers with strong feelings about current political situations need to stop throwing their hissy fits and take a deep breath before alienating readers and writers on social media simply because of their different political, religious, or sexual beliefs.

To illustrate, let’s take a look at my situation with this romance author. People from all walks of life — from republicans to democrats to independents to conservatives to liberals — read romance novels. This is a huge popular genre.

Because of her lack of tolerance about a retweet in which she disagreed, this writer who only has forty followers on Twitter closed the door on a potentially advantageous avenue of book promotion. Now that I have blocked her because of her personal insult of my intelligence, none of her posts regarding guest blogs or reviews or upcoming events for her books will be shared with my 31,000 plus followers by me.

Maybe this romance writer is so intolerant of people with a differing worldview that she feels they are unworthy of reading her books—thus, she doesn’t want them to buy her books. If this is the case, she’s doing a good job of alienating literally half of her potential reading base.

The thing is, from what I have seen and heard from other writers on social media, this romance author is not an isolated case. Many fiction writers, across many genres that have nothing to do with politics, have been engaging in verbal battles with fellow authors and readers on social media. In their minds, I am sure they feel noble and courageous for standing up for their beliefs. As far as they’re concerned, they are on the side of right and anyone who disagrees with them is too stupid to read their books anyway.

Well, writers who want to sell books need to realize something before completely alienating half of their potential reading base permanently. Yes, I said half! That is fifty percent.

When it comes to using social media to promote your books, writers need to realize a basic fact about society. Generally, people “socialize” with “like-minded” people. This is people who feel, believe, or share a common interest with you. It could be a hobby—like reading—or it could be a common worldview—like religion or politics.

Me—I use social media exclusively to sell my books. My friends and followers are mystery fans and authors who cross various genres. The common thread that connects us all is our love for books—writing and reading.

Since people who think the same way tend to gravitate toward each other and become part of our own community (a world within a world), then it is very easy for us to forget that there are other people out there who think, feel, and believe differently than we do. It doesn’t mean they are “wrong” or “ignorant.” They simply have developed a different lifestyle and worldview based on their own environment.

Here’s a perfect example: Alcoholic and drug addicts, because of their illnesses, develop a lifestyle that revolves around drugs and alcohol. Their friends, and possibly their family, are fellow addicts and suppliers. That social structure is their whole world. They can’t enjoy a football game without beer. Weddings and parties must have an open bar. They can’t go out to a restaurant for dinner unless it has a wine list. Children who grow up in that environment, surrounded by alcoholics, drug users and drug dealers, learn that this is how the world operates. They don’t know any different.

When an alcoholic or drug addict goes into rehab, if they are serious about getting clean, one of the first, and hardest, things they have to do is leave that world and learn a whole new normal—learn how to enjoy a party without getting drunk or high. Oftentimes, that means cutting themselves off from friends they have had their whole lives and even some family members. They have to extract themselves from their whole social circle and create a new one.

My point is this: These fiction writers who feel so righteous attacking the intelligence or morals of readers or writers who may disagree with them—whether it be on the left or the right—are operating under a false sense of righteousness because they are so wrapped up in their social circle, made up of like-minded friends and family, that they have failed to realize how big the world outside their social circle really is.

Fiction writers should take note of the lesson to be learned from the last presidential election: our country is divided—half on the right and half on the left. Those in the mass media, Hollywood, New York, Chicago, and Washington are so wrapped up in their world of the elite that they have lost touch with the average American. Instead of taking note of that fact from the election, they have been throwing a hissy fit ever since. Hollywood celebrities who have joined in on the temper tantrum are succeeding only in alienating half of their fans by declaring them “deplorable” simply because their worldview is different.

Fiction authors who want to promote their books should play it smart and accept the fact that half of their potential readers aren’t going to vote the same as you do. So what? Unless you’re a politician looking for votes, don’t ask! Don’t even bring it up on social media.

The important thing to know about your friends and followers is this:

Do they read?

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The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently Book by Diane Wing

The Happiness Perspective: Seeing Your Life Differently by Diane Wing

Are you longing for greater happiness, but you feel like it’s just not possible?

Have you heard that happiness is just a state of mind, but you don’t know how to attain that state? Diane Wing, a teacher, personal transformation guide, and intuitive consultant, has unlocked the secrets that make happiness possible. This book is packed with methods to help you transform your thought processes, patterns, habits, and behaviors so you can experience greater happiness, peace of mind, and abundance. Discover in these pages the art of seeing life differently through such processes as:

– Turning regular household chores into meditation activities
– Reducing the noise in your environment so you can focus better
– Knowing who you truly are rather than trying to be everything to everyone else
– Saying no in effective ways that don’t make you feel guilty
– Learning to do less and appreciate more
– Cleansing your thoughts to remove negativity and ground yourself

Your personal evolution into greater happiness awaits you! Don’t wait any longer.

I rated this book 5 *****’s 

I loved reading this book so much. It is not only very inspirational but life changing as well. Every chapter is so detailed with amazing help that is very easy to follow to help you moved on and enjoy life to the fullest better either by yourself, friends or families.  
 
I admit I am a happy person. When I am stress, I find something that I loved and relieved any stress that I felt. Life is too short to deal with negativity. I rather smile than frown. My husband even told me that he loves my perspective in life. Grew up being poor, you need to enjoy life to the fullest.  
 
This book is so amazing. It is perfect for everybody to read, relax and reflect on their lives. You will learned a lot while reading this book. It is an eye opening book that helps you with situation especially if you are unhappy or want a change in your life. This book is beyond inspirational. You will take a deep breath, pause and you will feel different after you read this book.

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“The Happiness Perspective is a superb account of positive choices, exercises, and plenty of questions to ponder. I will be using it soon with my women’s groups.”/span>
–Barbara Sinor, Ph.D., author, Finding Destiny

“Profoundly transformative, The Happiness Perspective is a brilliant, comprehensive blueprint for self-awareness, inner peace, and the attainment of ultimate happiness.”
–Dyan Garris, author, visionary mystic, and New Age recording artist

“The Happiness Perspective is filled with tips and techniques that work to change your worldview and bring calmness into your life. I know because I’ve tried many of these techniques myself, learning how to do less and enjoy life more.”
— Tyler R. Tichelaar, PhD. and award-winning author of The Children of Arthur series

About the author
Author, teacher, and perspective changer Diane Wing, M.A. enjoys exploring the mysteries of life and the way that people experience themselves and the world around them. A phenomenologist at the core, Diane uses a variety of techniques combined with discovering unique patterns experienced by her clients to reveal a deeper understanding of the self and to shift their perspective enabling them to move past obstacles that keep them stuck.

Diane Wing is dedicated to helping people get grounded and trust themselves, so they can live a peaceful and fulfilling life of joyful self-expression. She inspires others and teaches them to safely tap into the energies around them to turn anxiety into tranquility. Her clients are those who are ready to stop struggling in their personal life so they can feel their best.

Wing sees connections between things that seem disparate to others and can help you see their significance in your life. She’s an idea person who helps you shift your perspective to see yourself and your life in a whole new way and is a master at bringing magick into the everyday. She wants to live in a world where people feel inspired and motivated to evolve beyond their current way of being. As a Perspective Changer and Blockage Buster, she’s a wiz at helping people find their Inner Magick to help them be happy in the present while creating their ideal future.

To that end, Diane Wing created a body of work focused on knowing the self at a deep level in order to build self-trust and self-confidence. Her books, both dark fantasy fiction, and enlightening non-fiction hold lessons based in Universal and Magickal Law and energetic consciousness. Her games, Pathways and Insight Stones®, are systems of metaphysics designed to facilitate self-discovery, develop intuitive ability, and to enhance self-awareness. The emphasis of her school, Wing Academy of Unfoldment, and of her radio show, Wing Academy Radio, helps students and listeners learn ways to take metaphysical and personal development concepts and apply them to everyday life in their own distinct way. It’s about going deeper and seeing the patterns of your life.

Wing’s books create a transformational experience for the reader while incorporating a bit of the unexpected. Many say that her fiction has a sense of Karmic justice rendered within the realm of the unknown and that her non-fiction brings about a heightened awareness of the self and the world to enhance understanding of our own internal transformations.

According to Diane Wing, “Ever since I was little, the world felt magickal. [Magick with a “k” is used to differentiate the magic of an illusionist or stage magician from the magick that includes your intuitive abilities and tapping into the flow of the Universe). The world was beautiful and mysterious, filled with things to learn and experience. The path led me to become a lifetime student of metaphysics, mysticism, magick, and spirituality and to achieve a Master’s degree in psychology…and it all shows up in my writing. You never know what’s waiting around the bend.

“The world still feels magickal to me; every act of nature, every energetic exchange, every new discovery is perceived through the eyes of wonder. I now understand that self-knowledge is the key to all magickal operations; the discovery of our own Inner Magick is essential to living in concert with the Universe. We are the Magician, as in tarot, orchestrating and creating life in accordance with our true self.”

Diane is an avid reader, bibliophile, lover of trees, and a lifelong learner. She and her husband are pet parents to a sweet little Shih Tzu.

Find out more, listen to Wing Academy Radio, and take the Vibrational Quiz at www.DianeWing.com

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Confessions of a Trauma Junkie: My Life as a Nurse Paramedic by Sherry Lynn Jones

Ride in the back of the ambulance with Sherry Jones Mayo 

Share the innermost feelings of emergency services workers as they encounter trauma, tragedy, redemption, and even a little humor. Sherry Lynn Jones has been an Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Room Nurse, prison healthcare practitioner, and an on-scene critical incident debriefer. Most people who have observed or experienced physical, mental or emotional crisis have single perspectives. This book allows readers to stand on both sides of the gurney; it details a progression from innocence to enlightened caregiver to burnout, glimpsing into each stage personally and professionally.

“Corrections” the third realm of emergency care behind layers of concrete and barbed wire. Join in the dangers, challenges, and truth-is-stranger-than-fiction humor of this updated and revised second edition of Confessions of a Trauma Junkie. In addition to stories from the streets and ERs, medics, nurses, and corrections officers share perceptions and coping skills from the other side of prisons’ cuffs and clanging metal door.

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Emergency Service Professionals Praise Confessions of a Trauma Junkie 

“A must read for those who choose to subject themselves to life at its best and at its worst. Sherry offers insight in the Emergency Response business that most people cannot imagine.”
–Maj Gen Richard L. Bowling, former Commanding General, USAF Auxiliary (CAP)

“Sherry Mayo shares experiences and unique personal insights of first responders. Told with poetry, sensitivity and a touch of humor at times, all are real, providing views into realities EMTs, Nurses, and other first responders encounter. Recommended reading for anyone working with trauma, crises, critical incidents in any profession.”
— George W. Doherty, MS, LPC, President Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute

“Sherry has captured the essence of working with people who have witnessed trauma. It made me cry, it made me laugh, it helped me to understand differently the work of our Emergency Services Personnel. I consider this a ‘MUST READ’ for all of us who wish to be helpful to those who work in these professions.”
–Dennis Potter, LMSW, CAAC, FAAETS, ICISF Instructor

“Confessions of a Trauma Junkie is an honest, powerful, and moving account of the emotional realities of helping others! Sherry Mayo gives us a privileged look into the healing professions she knows firsthand. The importance of peer support is beautifully illustrated. This book will deepen the readers respect for those who serve.”
–Victor Welzant, PsyD, Director of Education and Training, The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc

About the author
Jones, Sherry Lynn, EdD, MS, RN, FAAETS, EMTP (Ret.)

Sherry Lynn Jones is a registered nurse, QMPH, and retired paramedic with more than 25 years’ combined experience in EMS, trauma center ERs, and psych/corrections nursing (in chorus with civilian and paramilitary CISM response). A lieutenant colonel with Civil Air Patrol, Auxiliary of the USAF’s Total Force, Sherry was one of the key architects in introducing and developing CAP’s CISM Program. She served as CAP’s National CISM Director providing training, staff development, and strategic responses that included air crashes and Joint Task Force Katrina.

Sherry’s education includes a doctorate in adult education, and a master’s degree in psychology specializing in crisis management and response. Her dissertation, Nurses’ Occupational Trauma Exposure, Resilience, and Coping Education, revealed gaps in nurses’ training and practice, particularly regarding self-care.

Sherry is the author of a Trauma Junkie anthology, has published in numerous books (also as Sherry Jones Mayo), magazines, and journals. Sherry is a faculty member and approved instructor for multiple ICISF courses (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation). An elected board member of the Michigan Crisis Response Association (MCRA), Sherry lives in Michigan and serves as CEO of Education Resource Strategies.

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