“Enticed by You (Wellspring Series Book 2)” by Elle Wright

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Enticed by You (Wellspring Series Book 2)

by Elle Wright

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

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In Wellspring, Michigan, the Wells family is known for their wealth, their taste—and their patriarch’s unbridled greed. But now his three heirs are taking back what’s rightfully theirs . . .
 
With his father ailing and incapacitated, Parker Wells, Jr. has a bold new vision for the company he now heads. For starters, he wants to heal the rifts his father’s ruthless tactics have created in the community—and within his own family. But when Parker is rear-ended by a gorgeous stranger, he finds himself torn between business and pleasure . . .

Crashing her car is not how corporate attorney Kennedi Robinson wanted to announce her return to town, especially since the man she hit is the same one who’s trying to rip her aunt’s livelihood and land out from under her. Kennedi knows better than to fall for Parker’s charms—and she’s primed for battle.

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“Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers Book 1)” by Rebecca Zanetti

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Forgotten Sins (Sin Brothers Book 1)

by Rebecca Zanetti

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Suspense/Sagas/Erotica

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His Secrets Can Destroy Her

From the moment Josie laid eyes on sexy, mysterious Shane Dean, she was in love. Their desire ignited a passionate affair, and within weeks, Shane had slipped a ring on her finger. It seemed her every fantasy was coming true . . . until her new husband disappeared without a trace. Now, two years and one broken heart later, Josie is shocked when the hospital calls: Shane has been found . . . at a crime scene with no memory of how he got there.

Her Love Can Save Him

Shane can’t remember the blue-eyed angel at his bedside-or who he even is-but he knows something isn’t right. His hearing is razor sharp, his physical strength incredible, and the urge to protect Josie overwhelming. For powerful enemies are hunting him, and Josie is the key to discovering why. As Shane struggles to unravel his past, dangerous new truths come to light. Can he protect the only woman he’s ever loved? And can Josie trust a man she thought she knew-one who carries such a deadly secret?

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Fibromyalgia and Chelation Therapy

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Chelation Therapy: Benefits and Risks

Chelation therapy is a process in which heavy metals are taken out of the blood. Some heavy metals include mercury or lead. Chelation therapy is a common treatment for different kinds of metal poisoning. It has also been considered to help other conditions, such as autism, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and heart disease. However, it is still unclear if chelation therapy helps treat heart disease. Within this article we will examine chelation therapy and how the method works. Additionally, we will also discuss its relation to fibromyalgia.

Please note that I am not a doctor. Although this article has undergone research to try and provide accurate information, you should always talk to your doctor for professional advice. Contact your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

What is Chelation Therapy?

As mentioned previously, it is a treatment method that uses medicine to remove metals from the body. This process works by injecting a medication into the body. The medication is a chelator or a chelating agent. After the injection, chelators bind to the metals in the bloodstream. As soon as the chelators collect the heavy metals the kidneys filter them and are released in the urine.

Benefits

There are several benefits of chelation therapy, especially because it is an effective way to remove heavy metals from the blood. In addition to mercury and lead, this treatment option also helps remove other heavy metals, such as arsenic, iron, copper, and nickel. Metal poisoning can occur when an individual drinks polluted water, breathes polluted air, or ingests lead paint. Other conditions can create a buildup of metals in the body. For example, here is a list of conditions:

  • Wilson’s Disease: This disorder is inherited and causes copper poisoning. Symptoms usually occur between the ages of 12 and 23 years old. Symptoms include: swelling, fatigue, abdominal pain, and uncontrolled movements. This chronic disease can be treated by a medical professional.
  • Hemochromatosis: This condition is inherited and causes an iron overload. More specifically, it is where there is too much iron in the body. Symptoms include darkening of the skin, abnormal heart beats, diabetes, or arthritis. Caucasians are more at risk for the classic type of hemochromatosis. Left untreated it can lead to more serious conditions.
  • Chronic Kidney Disease: This condition involves a longstanding disease of the kidneys. The kidneys are responsible for filtering waste from the blood. When kidneys fail, waste builds up. Although the condition cannot be cured, treatment can help. This condition usually does not show any symptoms. It can be diagnosed by a blood test.
  • Thalassemia: Thalassemia and other blood disorders can lead to a buildup of iron. Because certain blood disorders require frequent blood transfusions, it is likely to create a buildup of iron in the body.

Risks

Although there are several benefits of chelation therapy, there are also some risks. Chelators can create side effects. Patients may experience a burning sensation at the injection site. Some side effects can be more severe than others. Other side effects can occur, including but not limited to the following:

  • fever
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • low blood pressure
  • anemia
  • cardiac arrhythmias
  • seizures
  • hypocalcemia (small amount of calcium in blood)
  • brain damage
  • vitamin deficiencies
  • mineral deficiencies
  • kidney damage
  • liver damage
  • allergic reaction

Because chelation therapy can be dangerous, this treatment option is usually only recommended when the benefits outweigh the risks. Talk to your doctor about what options are best for your condition.

Chelation Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Chelation therapy can help treat fibromyalgia by getting rid of ionic substances, including calcium, iron, lead, magnesium, manganese, plutonium and zinc. This treatment method can be used for fibromyalgia as well as chronic fatigue syndrome that can be impacted by heavy metal toxicity. Some research has suggested that heavy metals can cause fibromyalgia because having too many in the body can lead to lack of functionality.

This treatment option for fibromyalgia usually involves a blood infusion of EDTA. An EDTA is an amino acid complex of ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid. When EDTA comes into contact with the toxins, it will bind to the metals and expel them from the body. There is also an option for oral chelation therapy.

In some cases, chelation helps treat the symptoms of fibromyalgia. More specifically, chelation therapy can help patients with fibromyalgia by reducing the symptoms of fatigue, heart problems, respiratory problems, urinary problems, gastrointestinal symptoms, and neurological symptoms.

Contact your doctor for more information concerning chelation therapy as an alternative fibromyalgia treatment option. If you have any questions about chelation therapy, reach out to your healthcare professional.

 

 

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

“Beautiful Skin: A People of Color Anthology”

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Beautiful Skin: A People of Color Anthology

Genre: Genre Fiction/Short Stories/Anthology

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Love is complex.
Love is beautiful.
Love is diverse.
Love is for all.
Beautiful Skin is an anthology of short stories from a diverse group of authors who believe love, in all its many colors, shapes, and forms, is simply stunning. This collection features tales from genres such as contemporary, erotica, paranormal, interracial, M/M, F/M, M/F/M, and M/M/M romance.
Allow us to take you on a journey that will enthrall your mind and leave you desiring more from these authors.
Fifty percent of the proceeds from this anthology will go to a charity with a great initiative: aiding in the fight against sickle cell.
Please be advised that all stories are intended for a mature audience of readers who are 18+ years.

Featuring:
Angela Roe, Remmy Duchene, Isabel Raven, T.B. Bond, Nichelle Gregory, BLMorticia, Theresa Hodge, ML Preston, BA Tortuga, Eloreen Moon, Kait Gamble, Sara York, Kiarra M. Taylor, Sade Rena, Katy Swann, Hadley Raydeen, Kendra Mei Chailyn, Kharma Kelley, AM Cosgrove

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“Can My Dinosaur Say Thank You?” by Emily Joys

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Can My Dinosaur Say Thank You?: (Dinosaur Children’s Books, Thanksgiving Books, Baby Books, Kid’s Books, Ages 3-5, Picture Book, Bedtime Story, Manner Book, Story Book) (Can My Dinosaur …? Book 1)

by Emily Joys, Nataly Manko (Illustrator)

Genre: Children/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Animals/Manners

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Saying thank you is easy and fun with this joyful children’s picture book about a dinosaur named Stan who is doing his best to be polite whenever day or night.

Can he say thank you to his friend for sharing a candy, to his grandpa for a birthday present, to his granny for a tasty meal, to his aunt for a warm hug or to his mom and dad for a story they read? The answer to this question you can find in this touching thanksgiving picture book answered in a child-friendly way with captivating and rhyming refrain inviting kids to join in the story.

Brimming with colorful and engaging illustrations, here is a playful bedtime book with a great message about the importance of gratitude.

Help your kid learn how to be polite with this hilarious story all about saying thanks.

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#BlogTour “The Step-sister” by Jenny O’Brien

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When a stranger leaves step-sisters, Victoria and Ness, a half-share in a house in Holland, they think it must be a mistake.

But there’s no mistake when Ness goes missing.

Desperate for the truth, Victoria heads to Holland to find out what happened to her. Has she, as her texts show, embarked on a whirlwind romance? Has someone abducted her or even worse?

But there’s someone watching, and that person wants her dead.

Can Victoria find out the truth before it’s too late?

 

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Something is different, if there haven’t been more than enough changes to contend with already. It’s still dark and warm but now, instead of a woolly blanket, I’m wrapped in duvet and dog, as Nigel shifts to snort in my ear.

Just like before, I examine my surroundings without moving a muscle, just in case. Just in case he’s still in the room, although my ears tell me differently. It’s quiet, too quiet for guests and the only sound is my pulse as it throbs in my ears.

I’m lying stretched out on a bed, a bed topped with the softest mattress and the smoothest of sheets. This is no cheap student flat as I sink my head further into the pillow, aware of a slight pull on my scalp. But there’s no pain, just the awareness that something isn’t quite right. I let my muscles relax, concentrating on easing the sudden tension that threatens to overwhelm everything. I have to think this through, all of it and I have to do it before he comes back into the room.

There’s no sign of the nausea and dizziness of earlier. Nevertheless, I take a few deep breaths before shifting back against the pillows. I don’t know who he is. I suspect that he may be this Manus van der Hooke person. But, in truth, that’s only a guess, a guess based on a couple of unsubstantiated texts from the most unreliable of sources, my stepsister. Who’s to say he isn’t just an innocent bystander who’s stumbled into the middle of the most bizarre of situations? But if that’s the case, what was he doing in my house? And with the staircase all but demolished, how the hell did he manage to get into the basement?

My head’s starting to ache. Now all I can think about is when I last had a drink. There was that coffee, hours ago, which I never got to finish and all that delicious wine, which I never got to start.

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Jenny O’Brien was born in Ireland and, after a brief sojourn in Wales, now resides in Guernsey.
She’s an avid reader and book reviewer for NetGalley in addition to being a RoNA judge.
She writes for both children and adults with a new book coming out every six months or so. She’s also an avid collector of cats, broken laptops, dust and happy endings – two of which you’ll always find in her books.

In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “It Would Take a Strong Strong Man” – Risk Astley

 

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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 take/taking.”

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I referenced this song last week in a post about another song by Rick Astley, and this week I get to use it – YES!

From his breakout 1987 debut album, Whenever You Need Somebody, It Would Take A Strong Strong Man was released in November of 1988. It was another successful single for Astley, reaching number one in Canada, number ten on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number one for one week on the Hot Adult Contemporary chart. It was not released in the UK and most of Europe and I just do not get that! The album sold over fifteen million copies worldwide, and was the seventh bestselling in the UK for 1987–and lead to Astley receiving a nomination for Best New Artist at the 31st Grammy Awards. Why wasn’t this single released accordingly? I’ll never understand record companies.

In 2007, Astley became the subject of a viral Internet meme known as rickrolling. In this prank, Web users are tricked into seeing Rick Astley’s video “Never Gonna Give You Up” when they follow a link that claims to be something else. Views of this video on various websites are now in the hundreds of millions. The phenomenon became so popular that on April 1, 2008, YouTube pranked its users by making every single featured video on its front page a rickroll.

FUN FACTS about Rick Astley

  • During the period between his debut release and his fifth single (It Would Take a Strong Strong Man), Astley outsold every other artist in the world.
  • In the UK, he was in the Top 40 every week for the first 6 months of his career
  • He met his wife, Lene, when she was working as a promoter with RCA in 1988
  • A member of several bands early in his singing career, Rick had to overcome extreme shyness when he began his solo career.

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See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com!

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Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

It would Take a Strong Strong Man

My heart starts breaking
When I think of making
A plan to let you go
I keep thinking maybe tomorrow
I’m gonna let you know
But I when I think about leaving
I think about losing
The only love I ever knew
Every time I think of you

My heart starts aching
My hands keep shaking
And you know, you know, you know

It would take a strong, strong man
To ever let you go (to ever let you go)
To ever let you go

My heart’s been hurting
When I see you flirting
Every night out on the floor
I keep thinking maybe tomorrow
You’ll grow to love me more
But whenever we’re together
I could leave you never
Even though you treat me cruel
Every time I look at you

My heart starts aching
My hands keep shaking
And you know, you know, you know
It would take a strong, strong man
To ever let you go (to ever let you go)
To ever let you go

I tried to resist you
When you’re gone, all I ever do is miss you
Anyone in love would know
Anyone with half a heart
Could never let you go

But I when I think about leaving
I think about losing
The only girl I ever loved
Can’t you tell me why do you hurt me
I guess some people never see
Especially a fool like me

My heart starts aching
My hands keep shaking
And you know, you know, you know
It would take a strong, strong man
To ever let you go (to ever let you go)
To ever let you go

To ever let you go
I’ll never let you go
(To ever let you go)

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