Archive for June 23rd, 2018
Chasing Down a Dream: A Blessings Novel
by Beverly Jenkins
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Fiction/African-American/Small Town & Rural
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NAACP nominee and USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins continues her beloved Blessings series with a heartwarming novel about what really makes a family.
There’s never a dull day in Henry Adams, Kansas.
Tamar July has never had a great relationship with certain members of her family. In fact, she’d characterize it as a “hate/hate relationship.” But when her cousin calls her with the news that she’s dying and wants Tamar to plan the funeral, she’s shocked but is willing to drop everything for her.
After a horrendous storm, Gemma finds a young boy and his little sister walking on the side of the road. She takes them in and quickly falls in love with the orphaned siblings. But when Gemma contacts Social Services to try to become their foster mother, she’s told a white woman cannot foster African-American children.
In the midst of these trials, Jack and Rocky are trying to plan their wedding. The entire town comes together to lend a helping hand.
Though the residents of Henry Adams face seemingly insurmountable obstacles, each of them will discover that family comes in many forms, especially during the most trying of times.
“Slater and Norman Mystery Novels: Box Set 1 (Slater and Norman Mystery Novels Box Sets Book 1)” by P.F. Ford
Slater and Norman Mystery Novels: Box Set 1 (Slater and Norman Mystery Novels Box Sets Book 1)
Looking for a mystery series with a lighter touch?
Contemporary and classic, the Dave Slater Mystery Novels are a great British blend of character, suspense, and humor, making them the ideal for those readers who prefer a good story over blood and gore. If this was a TV series, it would be the perfect Sunday evening drama.
The books in this UK based series have accumulated hundreds of reviews, with almost 90% of reviewers giving 4 and 5 stars. This collection includes the first four books in the series (and you get them for the price of two!):
Book 1: Death Of A Temptress
Ruth Thornhill went missing six months ago. According to the evidence, she ran off with another man, so the Met closed the case. However, Slater’s inquiries soon find inconsistencies in the original investigation, and after a near-fatal encounter with a London bus, he realizes the stakes are far higher than he imagined.
An unlikely ally, in the form of fellow scapegoat DS Norman Norman, helps him uncover disturbing connections between the missing woman, a Chinese businessman, a glossy magazine, an online escort agency, a top London banker and senior officers from London’s Serious Crime Unit. The two uncover a mire of corruption, blackmail, deception and possibly the most cunning murder ever seen. The evidence stacks up against one particular suspect and Slater and Norman close in, but as with most things in Slater’s life, nothing is ever simple.
Book 2: Just A Coincidence
In the sleepy Hampshire town of Tinton, major crime is rare, and DS Slater and colleague Norman Norman find themselves with nothing to investigate except a flasher and an illiterate counterfeiter. Things are so quiet Slater even arranges to go on his long-awaited date with bombshell waitress Jelena.
But things can change in a matter of seconds, and a dog walker’s discovery of a battered body near a local woodland sends Slater and Norman hurrying to the scene. Before they know it, they have three dead bodies on their hands, and the victims are all related. But with 15 years between the murders, is this just a bizarre coincidence, or could the murders be linked? With tensions rising within their close-knit team, can Slater and Norman keep it together to solve their latest mystery?
Book 3: Florence
When a little old man is found dead in his home, DS Dave Slater assumes he was simply the victim of a tragic accident. He lived alone, after all, and didn’t seem to have any living relatives. But after some strange occurrences at the old man’s home, Slater finds himself probing deeper. He soon discovers that someone seems to be looking for something, but what was the lonely old man hiding, and why is someone so desperate to find it?
And then there’s Florence, a ghost-like figure who is occasionally spotted around town in the early hours of the morning. Slater can’t shake off the feeling she is linked, somehow. But how, and why?
Book 4: The Wrong Man
When Diana Woods is found stabbed to death in her kitchen, DS Slater and DS Norman Norman are plunged into another major investigation. The finger of suspicion quickly points at Diana’s estranged husband, Ian, a bully who regularly abused his wife. But as Slater learns more, he begins to wonder if everything is as it seems. When a new suspect appears on the scene, it seems that Slater’s instincts were right. But the evidence seems just a bit too convenient, and Slater and Norman have to face the possibility that their suspect is being framed, and they could be back to square one.
When you have fibromyalgia, you often find yourself wondering which of the symptoms your experiencing are caused by fibromyalgia and which aren’t. Are stuffed up sinuses a symptom of fibromyalgia, or just allergies? What about headaches? Or stiff joints?
It can drive you crazy, especially when it seems like every day you’re finding out some link between these symptoms and fibromyalgia.
And one symptom that people with fibromyalgia often report is frequent epistaxis (or nosebleeds). But is that another symptom of fibromyalgia? Or is something else going on? And more importantly, what can you do to treat them.
Epistaxis And Fibromyalgia
Nosebleeds are something that just about everyone has experienced, but we because they’re so common, we don’t spend much time thinking about what actually causes them.
Basically, the nose is full of small blood vessels, and when they burst, they bleed. But blood vessels run all over the body, why is it that the nose seems to bleed so easily compared to the rest of the body?
The mucous membranes in the nose are especially thin and delicate, and the blood vessels are very close to the surface. This means that the tissue is easily damaged. This is why a bump on the arm just leaves a bruise, while the same bump on the nose can cause a serious nosebleed. The skin on the arm is much thicker.
This also means that there are many different things that can cause nosebleeds. If the membrane is too dry, it becomes more likely to rupture and cause bleeding. And high blood pressure can put too much stress on the veins, making them more likely to burst. Allergies, colds, sinus infections, and medications that thin the blood can all also contribute to nosebleeds.
But what about fibromyalgia? Is there something about fibromyalgia that could make you more likely to experience nosebleeds?
There’s a lot we don’t know about fibromyalgia. So it’s difficult to say for certain that it doesn’t cause nosebleeds. But based on what we do know, it seems unlikely. There’s no
Instead, fibromyalgia may simply make people more susceptible to nosebleeds for two major reasons.
First, people with fibromyalgia sometimes have weakened immune systems. This means that they’re more likely to experience infections, including sinus infections that can lead to nosebleeds.
Second, people with fibromyalgia are often prescribed a number of different medications. And when you’re taking several different medications at once, they’re always the chance that some of them may have side effects like raising your blood pressure. And having high blood pressure may make you more likely to experience nosebleeds.
There’s also the possibility that if you’re taking something like aspirin to deal with daily aches, it can contribute to nosebleeds.
But if you have fibromyalgia and you’re getting nosebleeds more than once a month, you should probably see a doctor. Your doctor can also diagnose what’s causing your nosebleeds and help you treat the underlying problem. But if you want to manage nosebleeds in the meantime, there are a few things you can do.
How To Treat Epistaxis
The first step in treating Epistaxis is to stop the bleeding. At some point in your life, someone told you that you should pinch your nose and tilt your head back, right? That’s the conventional wisdom.
But this is one situation where the conventional wisdom is wrong. Tilting your head back does nothing to stop the bleeding, and can actually cause the blood to drip back down your throat. Instead, you want to tilt your head forward.
Make sure to keep your head raised instead of laying down, so that blood flows down from the head instead of up into it. Keep your nose pinched for 10 to 15 minutes, and the bleeding should stop.
When it comes to stopping nosebleeds from occurring, the best thing to do is to avoid irritating the membrane of the nose. You can do this by making sure that you’re well hydrated and the skin isn’t dry. Using saline nasal sprays can help keep the membrane healthy and less likely to bleed.
Avoid picking at the skin or doing anything to damage it. And avoid smoking, which can dry out the membrane and raise your blood pressure.
If you think that some of your medications are contributing to nosebleeds- which is quite possible- don’t stop taking them. You should never discontinue using a medication without advice from a doctor.
The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and is posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.
Girl, Bitten (Girl, Vampire Book 1)
Title: Everything Under The Sun
Author: Jessica Redmerski
Genre: YA/NA Crossover; Dystopian
Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about.
Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?
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Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of The Edge of Never, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy.
She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.
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by Fiona Miers
Genre: Historical Romance/Regency/Inspirational
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Sarah Collins, a vicar’s daughter from Somerset, has a modest goal for her first Season in London—find a husband who can provide for her and her family. With nothing to offer but her beauty and a pleasant temperament, she hopes her assets will be enough to secure her a kind and steady man. She’s certainly not looking for a fortune or title, and indeed, hopes she may live quietly in the country and never come to London again.
Oliver Lyre is the newly inherited Duke of Lincoln. Born as the ‘spare’ son, he never expected to inherit his father’s noble mantle, and has neither the social skills nor the desire to enjoy the benefits of his rank. He knows he must marry a lady befitting his new position, but when he rescues the beautiful Sarah Collins one night, he can’t envision a future without her sweet smile.
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Ellie Sommers is twenty years old, beautiful and lively. However, returned home to the country after another long London season, she wants nothing more than to remain in her beloved little town and ride her horses. Will she ever find a husband who cherishes the same modest goals?
Robert Blakely is a widowed gentleman, come to spend Christmas with his long-time friend William Sommers. Convinced that he will never wish to marry again, Robert is shocked to find himself keenly interested in his friend’s lovely daughter. Can it be that a girl half his age is his perfect match?
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