“Reckless Love and Dangerous Love: McAllister Security Books 1 & 2” by Té Russ

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Reckless Love: A McAllister Crossover (McAllister Family/McAllister Security)

by Té Russ

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/African-American/Romance

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When Victoria Grey and Dexter McAllister meet, the sparks are there from the beginning. There’s no denying their attraction. But Dex has a secret. He wants to tell Vicki, but the last thing he wants to do is put her in danger. However, Vicki is no damsel in distress.

Can their relationship stand the truths that are revealed and even if it can, will they survive to enjoy it?

 

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Dangerous Love (McAllister Security Book 2)

by Té Russ

Genre: Women’s Fiction/African-American/Romance

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Zeke Bostick wanted Laila Stanton from the first time he saw her. Well…maybe not the first time…But it takes very little time for him to realize that she’s completely irresistible.

Laila wasn’t ready for a relationship when Zeke first attempted to approach her. But time has passed and when they meet again, her attraction towards him is stronger than ever.

Their passion for one another is scorching and neither can deny the other feelings that are blossoming.

But when one of them is framed for a crime they didn’t commit, will they be able to overcome the obstacles and danger in their way?

 

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“Hollow Earth Dragons: Dragon Shifter Romance Collection” by Juniper Hart

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Hollow Earth Dragons: Dragon Shifter Romance Collection

by Juniper Hart

Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Gothic/Women’s Fiction/Fantasy

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Follow the tales of love, conspiracy, danger, and passion with the five dragon shifter princes.

**The final book in the series, Protecting His Mate, can only be found in this romance collection!**

Dragon Desire
A forbidden wish. A dragon prince. A fairy who could change everything.

Chosen Mate
Forbidden love. Dragon royalty. An international conspiracy that threatens to ruin everything.

Bound to the Alpha
The daughter of an Alpha Lycan and the Dragon Prince of the Hollows were never meant to fall in love… until fate pushed them together.

Secret Mates
Can a human be trusted with a secret that’s been kept for thousands of years?

Protecting His Mate
She holds the power to save the kingdom. Wilder will do all he can to protect her. Now, all he has to do is find her.

Series Epilogue
A final twist to the story of the Hollows!

If you love dragon shifter romances, bad boys, and alphas who know how to take charge, then you will love the Hollow Earth Dragons Shifter Romance Collection.

Content Warning: Explicit love scenes and lots of sexy shifters. Intended for 18+ audiences.

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Fibromyalgia and the Burning Sensation

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It’s the fibromyalgia burning sensation: Do you ever feel like your bones are on fire? What about the top of your leg or your back, maybe even under the skin? Some fibromyalgia patients feel like lava is being pumped through their veins rather than blood. You might even have that burning sensation in your brain, which is interesting in itself since the brain has no pain receptors. Still others feel like their stomach, tendons, or ligaments are burning right inside their body. For many with fibromyalgia, the searing pain is so severe that they cry and scream in pain.

And if that wasn’t enough, there’s nothing to show for it! For example, when my skin feels like it’s on fire, it’s not even red. Does that happen to you? Does it make you angry? I mean, if I’m going to suffer I would really like a bruise, a mark, redness…. something as some sort of evidence at the very least. Because we all know that it’s really hard to get people to believe that something is wrong when they can’t see a single problem on your body.

What in the World is Going On?

According to medical experts, “Research suggests that the pain associated with fibromyalgia is caused by a “glitch” in the way the body processes pain. This glitch results in a hypersensitivity to stimuli that normally are not painful. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), research has shown that people with fibromyalgia have reduced blood flow to parts of the brain that normally help the body deal with pain.”

The American Fibromyalgia Syndrome Association puts it perfectly: “Fibromyalgia pain has no boundaries.” They add at the “body-wide symptoms are greatly magnified by malfunctions in the way the nervous system processes pain.” This coincides with the previously mentioned research regarding a “glitch” in the system, so in this context it makes sense the body will sometimes register stimuli as a burning feeling.

The burning that fibromyalgia patients often experience is sometimes associated with allodynia, which is a painful sensation caused by touch and frequently associated with migraine headaches. However, many fibro patients do not have to experience being touched in order to feel the burn that seems to come from within and sometimes on the surface. So while allodynia may be the situation for some with fibromyalgia, it does not explain the burning sensation across the board. To be fair, however, there seems to be almost nothing that explains any fibromyalgia symptom across the board. Thus, the great mystery surrounding this strange affliction.

Can Anything Be Done About It?

Here are some examples of what fellow patients say works for them to ease the fibromyalgia  burning sensation:

  • Massage therapy – A typical feature of fibromyalgia is the inability to relax the muscles. Often our muscles are tense and we don’t even know it. This leads to a build-up of lactic acid which can also be a cause of the burning sensation, especially in the muscles. A highly skilled massage therapist (you may even consider a medical massage therapist) who understands fibromyalgia can work with you weekly or bi-weekly to release the acid. For some patients this reduces and even removes the burning sensation entirely.
  • Cortisone shots – Administered by a healthcare practitioner, this is a temporary relief and does not apply to all situations of burning sensations.
  • Gabapentin – Prescription medication used to treat pain caused by shingles.
  • Heat therapy – It sounds counter-intuitive but fibro patients experiencing a burning sensation often report that heat therapy options such as hot tubs and electric blankets provide a great deal of relief.
  • Supplements – Although the exact cause of the burning feeling is unknown, some patients appear to be nutritionally deficient, which can be a leading cause of many fibromyalgia symptoms. Look for a high-quality (preferably whole foods) vitamin in addition to a high dosage of Vitamin D and a steady dose of magnesium (due to our commercial agricultural practices, almost everyone in North America is magnesium deficient which causes a litany of symptoms both related and unrelated to fibromyalgia.)
  • Lidocaine patches – These actually fall into the category of local anesthetics. Even though there are versions of them available over-the-counter, for our purposes of relieving the burning sensations, you’ll want to get a prescription from your doctor. In fact, they are often used to relieve nerve pain after shingles.
  • Antihistamines – Benadryl and Zyrtec have been reported as effective for relieving the burning pain in fibromyalgia patients.
  • Decreasing stress – You’ve heard it a thousand times because it’s true. Finding ways to relieve stress and cope with stressors can do wonders for many fibromyalgia symptoms, including the strange burning.

 

 

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

#BlogTour “Chasing My Forever (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 3)” by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: Chasing My Forever
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen Okay Creations.
Photography: Mae I Design
Models: Alex Denning & Cherry Albrecht
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Music is his passion. It’s in his blood. Yet, Quinn James isn’t sure if stardom is right for him. His family wants him to join a band, and follow in his father’s footsteps but fear holds him back. He can’t explain it, and when he tries, no one understands what he’s afraid of or why he’s content playing coffee shop gigs where no one knows him.

Eleanora Boone wants to live her life, not the one her very southern parents planned for her, which is why she chose a college thousands of miles away. Now she’s faced with returning home or doing something that would defy her family. When an opportunity to visit Los Angeles falls in her lap, she uses it to become someone different.

California is everything Eleanora thought it would be, and even more so when she meets Quinn, the shy, reserved and brooding musician who’s the complete opposite of the guys she’s used to back home.

For the first time, Quinn’s smitten. The new, mysterious waitress has him wrapped around her finger, and he finds that he is finally able to open up and trust someone outside of his family circle.

But living a different life comes with its risks, and for Eleanora, that risk is a secret that has the power to destroy both of them.

 

Beautiful couple in love on the chopper. Love is feeling, passion, traveling. Traveling alone, love.

 

Heidi McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of The Beaumont Series, The Boys of Summer, and The Archers.
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.
Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, has been adapted into a motion picture with LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Roth, in theaters January 19, 2018.
To stay connected with Heidi visit www.facebook.com/authorheidimclaughlin or heidimclaughlin.com

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“Honeymoon Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Book 1)” by Barbara Cool Lee

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Honeymoon Cottage (A Pajaro Bay Mystery Book 1)

by Barbara Cool Lee

Genre: Mystery/Cozy/Culinary/Crafts & Hobbies/Clean

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Camilla Stewart’s ex-fiancé ripped her off and disappeared, leaving her to care for his eight-year-old son alone. But when she arrives in Pajaro Bay, she finds a village full of cute cottages, quirky characters… and a killer on the loose who is somehow linked to her, the young boy, and the darling little house known as the Honeymoon Cottage.

The Pajaro Bay novels are heartwarming romantic mysteries guaranteed to leave you with a happy ending. Each is a standalone story, so they can be read in any order, or you can follow along from the beginning and see how the world of Pajaro Bay develops. Collect them all:

1. Honeymoon Cottage
2. Boardwalk Cottage
3. Lighthouse Cottage
4. Little Fox Cottage
5. Rum Cake Cottage
6. Songbird Cottage
7. Sunshine Cottage (coming soon!)

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“Buried (Twisted Cedar Mysteries Book 1)” by C.J. Carmichael

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Buried (Twisted Cedar Mysteries Book 1)

by C.J. Carmichael

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Cozy/Crime

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Buried (book 1, Twisted Cedars Mysteries Trilogy)
In the coastal town of Twisted Cedars, Oregon an ugly secret from the past has been festering for over thirty years when five librarians were targeted by a serial killer. Now an anonymous emailer wants true crime writer Dougal Lachlan to tell the story. To uncover the truth Dougal enlists the help of local Twisted Cedar librarian Charlotte Hammond.

Since the disappearance of her older sister, Daisy, eight years ago, Charlotte has led a quiet, sheltered life. But as Dougal’s investigation proceeds she realizes there is no safe zone. Not even in libraries. And especially not in Twisted Cedars.

Twisted Cedar Mysteries (a three book trilogy):
Book 1: Buried
Book 2: Forgotten
Book 3: Exposed

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Song Lyric Sunday | “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway

 

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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 hide/hiding/hidden.”

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A Song for You has been covered no less than seventeen times since it was written and released by Leon Russell for his first self-titled album in 1970.

Willie Nelson, Cher, Michael Bublé, Andy Williams, The Carpenters Donna Summer and Neil Diamond are just some of the artists who’ve added the song to album releases. Ray Charles won a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance of the song in 1994, and the version by Herbie Hancock with Christina Aguilera doing vocals was nominated for Best Pop Collaboration with Vocals at the 2006 Grammy Awards.

My favorite version is by jazz, blues, and soul singer Donny Hathaway, best known for his song, This Christmas, and for duets The Closer I Get To You and Where is the Love with Roberta Flack. Hathaway released A Song for You on his own self-titled second album in 1971.

At the height of his career, Hathaway was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. On January 13, 1979, Hathaway’s body was found outside the luxury hotel Essex House in New York City; his death was ruled a suicide and such a heartbreaking loss for the music world.

Trivia:

  • Donny Hathaway met Roberta Flack while a student at Howard University.
  • Hathaway met his wife, Eulaulah, at Howard University and they married in 1967.
  • They had two daughters, Eulaulah Donyll (Lalah) and Kenya.
  • Lalah Hathaway has enjoyed a successful solo career.
  • Kenya is a session singer and one of the three backing vocalists on the hit TV program American Idol.

A Song for You is a slow, pained plea for forgiveness and understanding from an estranged lover, and during the bridge he sings that while his lover held nothing back, he and his love were hiding.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com!

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A Song for You

[Verse 1]
I’ve been so many places
In my life and time
I’ve sung a lot of songs
I’ve made some bad rhymes
I’ve acted out my life on stages
With ten thousand people watching
[Chorus]
But we’re alone now
And I’m singing this song to you
[Verse 2]
I know your image of me
Is what I hoped to be
I treated you unkindly
But darling, can’t you see?
There’s no one more important to me
Baby, can’t you see through me?
[Chorus]
Cause we’re alone now
And I’m singing this song to you

 

[Bridge]
You taught me precious secrets
Of a true love while holding nothing
You came out in front when I was hiding
But now I’m so much better
And if my words don’t come together
Listen to the melody
‘Cuz my love is in there hiding

 

[Verse 3]
I love you in a place
Where there’s no space or time
I love you for my life
‘Cuz you’ re a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together

 

[Chorus]
We were alone
And I was singing this song to you

 

[Verse 4]
I love you in a place
Where there’s no space or time
I love you for my life
‘Cuz you’ re a friend of mine
And when my life is over
Remember when we were together

 

[Chorus]
We were alone
And I was singing this song to you
We were alone
And I was singing this song to you
We were alone
And I was singing this song
Singing this song to you

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, and YouTube.
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