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“Salvage Him (Highland Park Chronicles Book 1)” by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

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Salvage Him (High Park Chronicles Book 1)

by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Multicultural

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Anger and lies can lead to destruction, but passion and control can lead to love.

Harrison
I met my soul mate, but she’s married to someone else.
Every fiber of my being screams she belongs to me.
He saved her, but he doesn’t deserve her.
If I’m being honest, neither do I.

Brooklyn
I didn’t know I was settling until he showed me what I was missing.
He promised to maintain control, but I pushed him and he destroyed us both.
Now I know what I need, but am I what he wants.

Harrison’s anger and Brooklyn’s lies push them both toward destruction. Can passion and control SALVAGE their love?

Salvage Him is a passionate romance with BDSM elements by Sydney Aaliyah Michelle. If you like a strong alpha male, scorching sex scenes and a connection that makes your heart and body quiver, then you’ll love Sydney Aaliyah Michelle’s latest stand alone HEA romance.

Pick up Salvage Him and read how Harrison and Brooklyn find each other today!

Salvage Him contains explicit scenes of a sexual nature and is not suitable for readers under 18 years of age.

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“Twisted Lies (Dirty Secrets Book 1)” by Sedona Venez

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Twisted Lies (Dirty Secrets Book 1)

by Sedona Venez

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance/Action Adventure/Short Stories

FREE at time of posting! (Thru 7/29/18)

From USA Today bestselling author Sedona Venez comes an emotional, raw and captivating, romantic suspense.

How the hell did this sh*t happen?
I hate him, but I want him.
It was sick and sordid, and I couldn’t tell what this really was.

I only knew when I was around him, he suffocated me with his twisted lies and dirty secrets, only to cruelly resuscitate me.
And shamefully, I loved it.

I should stop him before this goes any further.
I knew I should, but my body thought otherwise.

I was high off his lies and drunk off his hate…
Now there was no way out.

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“Babyjacked (Payne Brothers Romance Book 1)” by Sosie Frost

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Babyjacked (Payne Brothers Romance Book 1)
by Sosie Frost
Genre: Women’s Fiction/ NA & College/Romance/Multicultural
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Remington Marshall is the kind of gorgeous who turns a smoldering glance into foreplay.

He’s the man of my dreams. The love of my life.

…And he’s the prick who burned down my family’s barn.

But, suddenly, the sparks are rekindling between us.

He’s cocky. He’s sexy. And he’s returned home after five long years to take care of his two young nieces.

So, of course, I offer to help nanny the girls. After all, it’s purely professional, right?

I should have known better.

When a man doesn’t deserve a second chance…
He’ll just steal a woman’s heart.

Babyjacked is the first novel in a brand new romantic comedy series by Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Sosie Frost! Love stand-alone romances set in a connected universe? The Payne Brothers are sexy, deliciously tempting, and, like a real family–they can’t stand each other. Fortunately, these small-town women know how to handle their men. Hearts will heal, one romantic comedy at a time.

Babyjacked is a complete standalone! This BWWM romantic comedy is 100% safe, contains no cheating or cliffhangers, and is guaranteed a heart-warming Happily Ever After.

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Five Common Muscular Diseases

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Swimming, walking, running, sitting, and even talking are all activities that rely on muscles. Any motion, whether we are conscious of it or not, depends on muscles. We rely on our muscles to move throughout the motions of everyday life. Without muscles, our bodies would not be able to function properly. When problems arise due to muscular disorders the body can feel weak and painful. Muscles are very significant to our lives, yet we may take them for granted at times. Muscle disorders, also known as myopathy, can create difficulty for those dealing with certain muscular diseases.

The following article will be examining common muscular diseases. However, first, it is important to observe a general understanding of muscle diseases.

Overview

There are three types of muscles within the human body: skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle. Skeletal muscle is the only type of muscle in the body that is under voluntary control. Additionally, it is the muscle attached to bones by tendons. Smooth muscles are involuntary and can be found in the stomach, intestine, and blood vessels. Also, cardiac muscle is involuntary. Because it is named the cardiac muscle, it is found within the heart. Because the body relies on the different types of muscles, it is important to understand how different muscular diseases work.

Muscular diseases can occur at all ages and can be complicated and severe depending on the certain condition. Additionally, there are two different types of muscle diseases: genetic and non-genetic. Genetic muscular diseases include disorders that are related to a gene disorder and involve muscular dystrophies. Other genetic muscle diseases include storage myopathies, mitochondrial diseases, periodic paralysis, and congenital myopathies. Unlike genetic diseases, non-genetic disorders are not genetic (hence the term “non” genetic). Instead, non-genetic conditions are acquired. Inflammatory muscle diseases, myasthenia gravis, and drugs or hormonal disorders involve non-genetic muscular diseases.

Causes

The following are causes of muscular disorders:

  • sprains or strains
  • cramps or tendinitis
  • genetic disorder
  • infections
  • inflammation
  • some cancers
  • certain medicines
  • diseases of nerves that can affect muscle function

Symptoms

The following are a few general symptoms that people may experience if they have muscular diseases:

  • Weakness and Fatigue: muscle weakness tends to be progressive and involves muscles located near the hip or shoulder
  • Trouble Moving: difficulty moving, such as walking, running, climbing stairs, or attempting to stand from a seated position
  • Trouble with Shoulder Muscles: difficulty in using shoulder muscles, such as lifting or carrying heavy loads, reaching above the head, or holding heavy items
  • Muscle Atrophy: shrinking muscle mass
  • Pain: defects in blood circulation, injury, or inflammation may cause pain in the muscles

Muscular Diseases

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder that involves musculoskeletal pain. Researchers have determined the disease is caused by amplified pain sensations that are perceived by the brain. Fibromyalgia is more common among women. Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are ways to manage symptoms, such as medications, exercise, and relaxation techniques.

Polymyositis

The condition is an inflammatory disease, which causes muscle weakness. There are several symptoms of polymyositis, such as difficulty standing from a seated position, climbing stairs, or reaching above the head and lifting certain objects. Polymyositis is a rare condition, but tends to affect people around 30 to 50 years of age.

Cerebral Palsy

As a result of brain damage, cerebral palsy involves an impairment or loss of motor function. People who have cerebral palsy are either born with the condition or it develops after birth. Problems associated with cerebral palsy include lack of muscle control, body movement, muscle coordination, and difficulty balancing.

Mitochondrial Myopathies

Mitochondria are important components within cells because they provide energy. They are known as the energy factories of the cell. Problems connected with the mitochondria affects mitochondrial encephalomyopathy. Mitochondrial encephalomyopathy involves muscular and neurological problems, such as muscle weakness, difficulty exercising, hearing loss, difficulty balancing, seizures, and learning deficits.

Muscular Dystrophy

Usually caused by abnormal gene mutations, muscular dystrophy is a group of 30 genetic diseases that involve the loss and degeneration of muscle mass. Muscular dystrophy leads to muscle weakness. It is used as a broader term associated with genetic diseases due to the gene mutations that interfere with healthy muscle proteins. The most common types of muscular dystrophy include those that affect individuals in early childhood and males. Problems and symptoms include difficulty walking, losing the ability to walk, and difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Major forms of muscular dystrophy include:

  • Myotonic
  • Duchenne
  • Becker
  • Limb-girdle
  • Facioscapulohumeral
  • Congenital
  • Oculopharyngeal
  • Distal
  • Emery-Dreifuss

Although there is no cure for muscular dystrophy, certain medication and therapy can help to slow down the disease.

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#BookBlitz “The Invisible Case” by Isabella Muir

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It’s Easter 1970 in the seaside town of Tamarisk Bay, and for one family the first Easter of a new decade brings a shocking tragedy. Amateur sleuth and professional librarian, Janie Juke, is settling into motherhood and looking forward to spending time with her family. When her Aunt Jessica is due back from Rome after nine years travelling around Europe, she arrives back in town with a new Italian friend, Luigi, and the whole family soon get embroiled in a tangle of mystery and suspicion, with death and passion at the heart of the story.

As time runs out on Luigi as prime suspect for murder, Janie has to use all of her powers of deduction in the footsteps of her hero, Hercule Poirot, to uncover the facts. Why did Luigi come to Tamarisk Bay? What is the truth about his family?

As Luigi’s story unfolds, tragedy seems to haunt the past, present and unless Janie acts fast, possibly what is yet to come.

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It’s Easter 1970 and Janie Juke is looking forward to her aunt’s homecoming.  Jessica has been travelling around Europe for the last nine years and is now returning to Tamarisk Bay from Italy, with a friend in tow.  Here we meet Jessica as they arrive at her brother’s house to be welcomed by an effusive niece…

Chapter 3

Wednesday – the Chandler household, Tamarisk Bay

The notice on the front door announced that Philip Chandler’s physiotherapy practice was closed for the Easter weekend.  A chance for a well-earned rest.  The last few weeks had been eventful with the birth of his first grandchild, then the christening, and now the imminent arrival of his sister and her friend.

Janie had prepared the two spare rooms months ago, anticipating her aunt’s arrival in time for Christmas.  The reasons for Jessica’s delay were vague and Philip was philosophical about it, which did little to counter his daughter’s disappointment.

‘I thought she’d be here for Michelle’s christening.’

‘I think your daughter has enough doting onlookers.’ The slight curl at either edge of Philip’s mouth gave him away, despite his attempt at a stern voice.  ‘She’s already got me, Phyllis and Greg’s parents looking out for her.  That’s a lot to cope with when you’re not even two months old.’

‘Alright, you win,’ Janie said, wrapping her arms around her dad.

‘Truth is,’ Philip continued, ‘if you’d had the excitement of seeing Jessica in December, you wouldn’t have it all to look forward to now, would you?’

‘You should have been a politician, or a salesman.  Although your positive powers of persuasion are not entirely wasted.’

‘You mean I can persuade my patients to go forth and heal themselves?’

Charlie’s bark interrupted their conversation.

‘They’re here, dad.  I’ll let them in.’ Janie pushed past Charlie, almost tripping herself up in her haste.

‘Stunning,’ Janie said, pulling her aunt close to her before pushing her away again to take a proper look.  ‘You look so…European.  I’m not sure what it is, something about the way you have your hair, or maybe it’s that beautiful silk scarf.  Is it Italian?’

‘How about letting your aunt through the door before you quiz her on every aspect of her wardrobe.’  Philip waited for his sister to move towards him, holding his arms out.  Instead she took both of his hands in hers, leaned forwards and kissed him on each cheek.

‘My favourite brother,’ she said, holding his face in her hands.  ‘And where’s my bright-eyed teenage niece vanished to?  Who is this beautiful grown-up with a pink bundle in her arms?’

‘You’re right about the grown-up part, being a mother certainly concentrates the mind.  Not so sure about the rest.  Bleary-eyed from lack of sleep might be a better description.’

‘And your friend, is he here with you?’ Philip asked.

Luigi stepped forward.  He seemed unsure as to how to greet Philip and focused his gaze on Philip’s face.  ‘Mr Chandler,’ he said.

Janie was used to her father’s blindness, but she could sense the discomfort of someone so fazed by it.

‘Welcome to Tamarisk Bay, Luigi,’ Philip said, ‘let’s go through to the sitting room.  Janie, how about drinks for our visitors?’

The next hour was a flurry of chatter, with everyone talking at once, except for Luigi, who remained quiet.

‘Phil, that beard makes you look quite distinguished, although I can see the odd grey hair.’ Jessica ran her fingers over Philip’s face.

‘It makes life easier.  Daily shaving can be tricky, even a little dangerous on occasion.’

‘The grey hairs might be my fault,’ Janie said. ‘We’ve had a roller coaster time of it this past year, haven’t we, dad?’

‘Roller coaster rides must suit you,’ Jessica said, ‘It’s not even two months since you gave birth and you look so laid back, like you’ve been a mum forever. Give the little one to me and let me take a proper look at her.’  Jessica took Michelle in her arms and ran her fingers gently over her face.  ‘She’s got your eyes and maybe your nose, although babies’ noses are always just little buttons.’  She touched the tip of Michelle’s nose and she immediately responded with a little sneeze.

‘Bless you,’ Janie and Philip said in unison.

‘But I’m guessing she has her dad’s chin,’ Jessica said, continuing to gaze at her great-niece.

‘You’re right about that, she’s got Greg’s dimple.  He’ll be chuffed you noticed it.  He’s such a star, he loves being a dad.  He even helps me out with some of the night feeds.’

‘Bottles then?’

‘Absolutely.’

‘Janie values her independence,’ Philip said.

‘Must take after her aunt,’ Jessica said, laughing.

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Isabella MuirAuthor Bio  

Isabella Muir is the author of Janie Juke series of crime mysteries – all set in Sussex.

The Tapestry Bag is the first in the series, followed by Lost Property. Now – The Invisible Case – the latest in the series is available for pre-order from Amazon.

The Janie Juke Mysteries are set in Sussex in the sixties and seventies and feature a young librarian with a passion for Agatha Christie. All that Janie has learned from her hero, Isabella Muir2Hercule Poirot, she is able to put into action as she sets off to solve a series of crimes and mysteries.

Isabella has also published Ivory Vellum – a collection of short stories.

She has been surrounded by books her whole life and – after working for twenty years as a technical editor and having successfully completed her MA in Professional Writing – she was inspired to focus on fiction writing.

Aside from books, Isabella has a love of all things caravan-like. She has spent many winters caravanning in Europe and now, together with her husband, she runs a small caravan site in Sussex. They are ably assisted by their much-loved Scottie, Hamish.

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“Great Cape o’Colors – Capa de colores: English-Spanish with Pronunciation Guide” by Karl Beckstrand

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Great Cape o’Colors – Capa de colores: English-Spanish with Pronunciation Guide

by Karl Beckstrand, John Collado (Illustrator)

Genre: Children/Nonfiction/Multilingual

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(Language learning) “This is a magic cape!” A career/color picture book adventure: Explore colors—and daring jobs—with full text and pronunciation guide in both Spanish and English (for ages 3 years & up ESL/ELL). Count the careers, colors, cultures, and costumes, or dress up! Learn some color theory and make a game of pretending to be all the different characters (try on costumes). Comes with online extras: ChildrenEarn. “Bright illustrations.…excellent for teachers.” – Maritza Mejia, author/educator.

Get this read aloud children’s book with black and Hispanic superheroes (girl, boy; Easy to read & level 1 ESOL/ESE) in Spanish-only with pronunciation guide, English-only, coloring book, soft or hard cover, or ebook versions. 100 words—double for bilingual—in dyslexic-friendly font by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by John Collado.

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“Sophie Washington Box Set (Books 1-4)” by Tonya Duncan Ellis

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Sophie Washington Box Set (Book 1-4): Queen of the Bee, The Snitch, Things You Didn’t Know About Sophie, The Gamer (Sophie Washington Series)

by Tonya Duncan Ellis

Genre: Children/Growing Up/Facts of Life/Social Skills/Bullies/African-American

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Sophie Washington fans love the Amazon Best Selling, Readers’ Favorite five star rated books that feature a hilarious 11-year-old from Houston, TX and her exciting adventures. Once they buy one of the adorable, illustrated, chapter books, most go on to read the entire series. Save yourself some money and get this four book series starter pack for a fraction of the individual price of all four of the first books in the series. You’ll be glad you did!

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