Archive for May 2nd, 2017
“Rake to Riches (The London Lords Book 2)”
Author: Nicola Davidson
Release Date: January 26, 2017
With a fallen angel face, devastating charm and impeccable connections, life appears perfect for ton king George Edwards. Yet elaborate facades hide brutal family secrets and crippling debt, and when a blackmail letter threatens to reveal all, he has one chance at financial salvation: transform a wayward miss into a lady, and secure her a titled husband.
Heiress Louisa Donovan is desperate. Bad enough she must wed at all, but giving up science for embroidery and a loveless future is unendurable. She is ready to wage war on her latest comportment tutor…until she discovers he is the infuriating rake who long ago stole her heart with a scorching kiss. But even as two fiercely guarded souls learn to surrender, treachery awaits. Can new love conquer determined enemies with murder in mind?
I love posting about some of the quirky National Days – from grilled cheese sandwiches to kazoos, they speak to the chaos in my mind. (Don’t overthink that!)
However, today’s national day, as well as the entire month of May, is for a cause I’ve supported since my late teens.
- 250,00 children enter foster care each year
- Only 50% of youth in foster care graduate high school
- Foster children suffer PTSD at more than twice the rate of US war veterans
- 1 in 5 foster children experience homelessness within 1 year of aging out of care
- At ages 17 & 18, one-third of young women in foster care are pregnant or parenting
- More than 70% of inmates incarcerated were at one point in the foster care system
- Stipends don’t cover the essentials of a growing child
How to Help
- Volunteer to become a Court appointed special advocate (CASA) – CASAs receive specialized training and represent the best interests of abused and neglected children.
- Become a Foster Parent – Nationwide, there is a shortage of licensed foster homes.
- Adopt a Foster Child – In the U.S., more than 100,000 children wait a family to call home.
- Volunteer through non-profits like Project Blue, Ticket to Dream Foundation and many others that provide mentoring to foster children, require staffing assistance for events and many other opportunities!
- Share this page – Increasing awareness and interest in the solutions will help foster children heal and grow to their full potential.
HOW TO OBSERVE
On National Foster Care Day, find out more about how you can make a difference by visiting www.tickettodream.org. Show your support for foster youth by wearing blue and post a picture on social media by using #FosterCareBlue.
Data from NationalDayCalendar.com and posted here for sharing purposes only.
Hey! Look what came out yesterday from our friend and recent blog guest, D.E. Haggerty!
And it’s currently only $.99!
“Fat Girl Begone”
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Sports
Release Date: May 1, 2017
I’m a total mess. My boyfriend dumped me – get this – because I diet too much. Not because I’m fat, mind you. Of course, this spurs me into the diet-fitness-revenge-plan of the century, which leads me to the gym and a scorching hot personal trainer. I even manage to make some cool new friends, including a millionaire if you can believe it. Things are looking up! Naturally, that’s the moment my ex decides he wants me back, the personal trainer asks me out, and my millionaire male buddy decides to throw his hat in the ring. But that’s not enough drama. No, not for me. Because I’ve also lost my job and decided to start my own business. Just call me Ms. Drama.
Warning: Bad language, bumpy roads, and embarrassing moments ahead. But there’s also more than a bit of romance and even, if we’re lucky, love. Fingers crossed.
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It’s not me! LOL! 😉
The Isolator is a bizarre helmet invented in 1925 which was used to help increase focus and concentration by rendering the wearer deaf, piping them full of oxygen, and limiting their vision to a tiny horizontal slit. The Isolator was invented by Hugo Gernsback, editor of Science and Invention magazine, member of “The American Physical Society,” and one of the pioneers of science fiction
So! Who wants one?