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“The Complete Four Worlds Series: An Epic Fantasy Saga (Books 1-4)” by Angela J. Ford

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The Complete Four Worlds Series: An Epic Fantasy Saga (Books 1-4)

by Angela J. Ford

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Superhero

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A deep evil awakened. An ancient power stolen. The fate of the world at stake.

The Complete Four Worlds Series includes:
The Five Warriors
The Blended Ones
Eliesmore and the Green Stone
Eliesmore and the Jeweled Sword

When the Green People awaken an age old evil, they ignite the flame in the war between the mortals and immortals.

The consequences are felt through the Four Worlds, from the rise of the Five Warriors in the Western World to the whirlwind quest of the Blended Ones in the Eastern World.

But there is only one who can stop the turn of the tide and the rise of the Changers. Eliesmore.

Eliesmore is a Blended One, growing up on the edge of the forest of the creatures of the wood. Young, headstrong, and inspired by magical rituals, he spends his time between his overprotective mother and sneaking out to dance with the wild things.

His courage is tested when Eliesmore discovers that he is the One who is meant to save the Four Worlds from the Changers. Unwilling to accept his fate, he turns his back on the prophecy and the futile quest to dissolve the Green Stone.

After accomplishing his first quest and winning a great victory, Eliesmore believes it will be easy to take back the world from the forces of darkness. As he travels east with a small group of companions, all kinds of people and animals are drawn to his unique power and the world rejoices.

However, when he faces down the greatest enemy of the Four Worlds, he finds his woes have just begun. Dark secrets of the past are revealed and hidden motives from friends Eliesmore thought he could trust. Unsure how to distinguish between myth and truth, Eliesmore channels the power of creation to start a revolution against the forces of evil.

As Eliesmore conquers the world, he discovers the truth behind the secrets and lies that have been spun across the Four Worlds.

Will Eliesmore save the world from dark forces of evil? Or will he become the evil he’s fighting to save the world from?

This unforgettable adventure combines bravery, epic battles, romance, magic, mayhem, mortals, immortals and the revelation of a deadly secret which will haunt the world for an eternity.

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Fibromyalgia & Rheumatology

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If you’ve had fibromyalgia for a while, you’ve no doubt come across the phrase “rheumatology” at some point. But as with so many things in the world of fibromyalgia, you might not have learned much about it before your diagnosis. But visiting a doctor who specializes in rheumatology is pretty common for people who are diagnosed with fibromyalgia. And many of the doctors who specialize in fibromyalgia are also rheumatologists.

Getting a referral from your doctor to a rheumatologist might lead to more effective treatment for your condition. But before you do, there are a few things you should consider. So what is rheumatology? How does it relate to your fibromyalgia? And can visiting a rheumatologist help with your treatment?

What Is Rheumatology?

Rheumatology is a field of medicine that focuses on diseases that affect the joints and muscles. Rheumatologists commonly focus on conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune disorders. But nearly any condition that causes chronic pain to the joint and muscles falls within the umbrella of Rheumatology.

Rheumatologists are licensed doctors who attend a four-year medical school and then specialize in rheumatology through a period of residency at a hospital. They typically practice in outpatient clinics and most often treat patients who are referred to them by a general practitioner.

Rheumatologists are experienced in dealing with these sorts of conditions. So generally speaking, they’re more capable of handling long term pain conditions involving the joints and muscles. They may know of new medications and be more up to date on which are most effective.

How Are Rheumatology And Fibromyalgia Related?

As you might have guessed from the description, fibromyalgia is a condition that interests rheumatologists. It causes the kind of chronic muscle pain that rheumatologists specialize in treating. And if you’re diagnosed with fibromyalgia, odds are pretty good that you’ll find yourself being referred to a rheumatologist at some point.

Rheumatologists aren’t usually the first line of treatment for people with fibromyalgia, however. Generally, people with fibromyalgia should consult with their general practitioner first.

But while fibromyalgia patients aren’t usually immediately referred to rheumatologists, many rheumatologists see enough fibromyalgia patients to acquire experience in the subject. The combination of experience treating chronic pain conditions and treating fibromyalgia patients specifically often means that rheumatologists can offer some valuable expertise when it comes to treating your fibromyalgia.

And rheumatologists also specialize in treating diseases of the immune system. That makes rheumatology a relevant field when it comes to treating fibromyalgia. There is a lot of evidence to suggest that fibromyalgia involves the immune system. Many of the symptoms of fibromyalgia, like chronic fatigue and joint pain, are the same as that of conditions like rheumatoid arthritis. So rheumatologists will likely know how to treat some of these symptoms.

Should You See A Rheumatologist?

Figuring out if a rheumatologist is best for you is a decision that should be worked out with your primary care physician. If you feel like the treatments your doctor is offering you just aren’t effective, then asking for a referral to a rheumatologist may be a good move.

And it’s possible that a rheumatologist may be more qualified for treating your condition. But remember that not every rheumatologist is going to be completely familiar with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is still a poorly-understood condition. So many rheumatologists may not be able to offer anything that your general practitioner isn’t.

But rheumatology is still a specialized field that handles conditions like fibromyalgia. So seeing a rheumatologist might be helpful in finding a treatment that works for you. The trick is to find a doctor who specializes in rheumatology who also has experience treating with fibromyalgia.

Ask around in the fibromyalgia community for recommendations. Many people who suffer from fibromyalgia have a rheumatology doctor who has really helped them with their treatment. Most would be happy to give you a tip about where to find a good doctor in your area. And when you’re getting a referral from your doctor, make sure to ask if the rheumatology specialist they want to refer you to has experience with fibromyalgia.

If not, Fibromyalgia Centers of America’s website offers a directory that you can search to find a doctor in your area who specialize in treating fibromyalgia. Many are also rheumatologists. Though if not, they can likely refer you to a local rheumatologist who does specialize in it.

 

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

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“Dangerous Ally (Long Shot Series Book 1)” by Michelle Grey

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Dangerous Ally (Long Shot Series Book 1)

by Michelle Grey

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Contemporary Romance

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Lacey Jordan is expecting dinner, and hopefully, an engagement announcement. Not her own, of course. After two serious screw-ups, she’s all but sworn off relationships. When she arrives at her father’s house to celebrate his future happiness though, he’s nowhere to be found.

As the hours pass, the worst scenarios Lacey’s mind can conjure send her rushing into action. However, reality proves even more frightening as she discovers that her father’s recent scientific breakthrough is one that people would kill for. To make matters worse, the source of the information is the one person she’d hoped to never see again.

Caleb Mansfield, her father’s former protégé and her former lover, needs Lacey’s cooperation, and the very trust he’d stolen years before. But Lacey can’t be certain if Caleb’s working with her or against her.

Running out of time, she has nowhere else to turn. As the trail leading to her father narrows, Lacey becomes a target, risking her life to save him. Too late, she understands that with Caleb back in her life, she’s risking her heart as well.

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“Silver (The Silver Series Book 1)” by Cheree Alsop

Silver (The Silver Series Book 1)

by Cheree Alsop

Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Werewolves & Shifters/YA/Coming of Age

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Silver, book one of The Silver Series, is a coming of age story about a teenage werewolf whose father is murdered. He has to come to terms with his new life, new school, and new friends while trying to stop a killer. Attempting to make peace with the territory’s pack and falling in love make his new situation even more perilous.

A fresh new werewolf series, Silver is fast paced and exciting, and shows that with love, there truly are no limits.

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“Then Came You (Compass Cove Book 1)” by Jeannie Moon

 

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Then Came You (Compass Cove Book 1)

by Jeannie Moon

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Mia DeAngelis knew it was time to make a change. Wanting to provide a better life for herself and her ten-year-old nephew, Ben, she took a chance and moved to the small town of Compass Cove. Now, the college librarian is adapting to a new job, a new town, and living with her feisty seventy-eight-year-old grandmother. Mia is determined to make it all work, hoping the coastal hamlet gives both her and Ben the sense of community, family and belonging they both want so much.

Adam Miller, a retired NFL quarterback, has come back to Compass Cove to start over after an injury puts an end to his high-octane life. Settling into the small town routine proves to be a challenge, but his job coaching at Jennings College gives him a sense of purpose, while keeping him connected to the game he loves.

There couldn’t be two people more different, yet the minute they meet, friends and family have no doubt they belong together. Now if Mia and Adam can only get out or their own way and embrace a little home town magic, they can find the happy ever after they both crave…

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Love Is a Battlefield” – Pat Benatar

 

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “to post a song with a metaphor in the title or lyrics.”

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Can’t think of a better metaphoric title than Love Is a Battlefield sung by rock queen, Pat Benatar and written by Holly Knight and Mike Chapman. It was released in September 1983 as a single from Benatar’s live album Live from Earth, though the song itself was a studio recording. It ranked at number 30 in VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of the 1980s. Love is a Battlefield went on to sell over a million records, and in 1984, the song won Benatar her fourth consecutive Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.

Enjoy!

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Love is a Battlefield

by Pat Benatar

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[Intro/ Chorus 1]
(We are young)We are young
(Heartache to heartache)Heartache to heartache
(We stand)We stand
(No promises)No promises
(No demands)No demands
(Love is a battlefield)Love is a battlefield

[Chorus 2]
We are strong
No one can tell us we’re wrong
Searching our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

[Verse 1]
You’re begging me to go
Then making me stay
Why do you hurt me so bad
It would help me to know
Do I stand in your way
Or am I the best thing you’ve had
Believe me
Believe me
I can’t tell you why
But I’m trapped by your love
And I’m chained to your side

[Chorus 1]
(We are young)We are young
(Heartache to heartache)Heartache to heartache
(We stand)We stand
(No promises)No promises
(No demands)No demands
(Love is a battlefield)Love is a battlefield

[Chorus 2]
We are strong
No one can tell us we’re wrong
Searching our hearts for so long
Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

[Verse 2]
When I’m losing control
Will you turn me away
Or touch me deep inside
And when all this gets old
Will it still feel the same
There’s no way this will die
But if we get much closer
I could lose control
And if your heart surrenders
You’ll need me to hold

[Chorus 1]
(We are young)We are young
(Heartache to heartache)Heartache to heartache
(We stand)We stand
(No promises)No promises
(No demands)No demands
(Love is a battlefield)Love is a battlefield

[Chorus 2]
We are strong
No one can tell us we’re wrong
Searching our hearts for so long

Both of us knowing
Love is a battlefield

[Verse 2]
When I’m losing control
Will you turn me away
Or touch me deep inside
And when all this gets old
Will it still feel the same
There’s no way this will die
But if we get much closer
I could lose control
And if your heart surrenders
You’ll need me to hold

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“The Dragonlords of Xandakar: A 5-Book Dragon Shifter Boxed Set” by Macy Babineaux

 

The Dragonlords of Xandakar: A 5-Book Dragon Shifter Boxed Set

by Macy Babineaux

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Werewolves & Shifters

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This set contains FIVE full-length novels and a previously unpublished bonus novella, all set in a world full of sexy dragon shifters, snakes, wolves, owls, and an evil demon. The events weave through their mythical world as well as our own, and each story is filled with wonder, adventure, and of course, love.

Book 1: Dragon Blue: A Lie That’s True
Book 2: Dragon Red: A Fire Unfed
Book 3: Dragon Green: A Vision Unseen
Book 4: Dragon Black, Dragon White: Darkest Day, Brightest Night
Book 5: Dragon Gold: A Tale Untold
Wolf Within: A Holy Sin (bonus novella)

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