“One Christmas Song: A Temptation Novella (Temptation Series Book 4)” by A.C. Arthur

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One Christmas Song: A Temptation Novella (Temptation Series Book 4)

by A.C. Arthur

Genre: Romantic Comedy/Holidays

99¢ at time of posting!

When a vibrant singing career brings her back to Temptation, R&B singer Cordelia “CeCe” Lennox, is secretly happy to be back in her hometown, where life moves at a slower pace.

Property manager, Rick Stewart is elated to learn that his newly renovated Holidays Inn, was selected as the location for the filming of a music video. Knowing that the video will bring home his high school crush, is going to be Rick’s best gift ever—especially since he’d never stopped loving her.

But when Ms. Millie breaks her leg, Mr. Otis proposes, Cordy finds out that Rick has been lying to her all these years, and a surprise guest shows up at the Inn, the town of Temptation may have its merriest Christmas yet!

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“The Sinner: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel” by Tess Gerritsen

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The Sinner: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel

by Tess Gerritsen

Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense/Medical/Women Sleuths

2.99 at time of posting!

Not even the icy temperatures of a typical New England winter can match the bone-chilling scene of carnage discovered at the chapel of Our Lady of Divine Light. Within the cloistered convent lie two nuns–one dead, one critically injured–victims of an unspeakably savage attacker. The brutal crime appears to be without motive, but medical examiner Maura Isles’s autopsy of the dead woman yields a shocking surprise: Twenty-year-old Sister Camille gave birth before she was murdered. Then another body is found, mutilated beyond recognition. Together, Isles and homicide detective Jane Rizzoli uncover an ancient horror that connects these terrible slaughters. As long-buried secrets come to light, Maura Isles finds herself drawn inexorably toward the heart of an investigation that strikes close to home–and toward a dawning revelation about the killer’s identity too shattering to consider.

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“Forrest Gump” by Winston Groom

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Forrest Gump

by Winston Groom

Genre: Historical Fiction/Literary Humor

2.99 at time of posting!

Six foot six, 242 pounds, and possessed of a scant IQ of 70, Forrest Gump is the lovable, surprisingly savvy hero of this classic comic tale. His early life may seem inauspicious, but when the University of Alabama’s football team drafts Forrest and makes him a star, it sets him on an unbelievable path that will transform him from Vietnam hero to world-class Ping-Pong player, from wrestler to entrepreneur. With a voice all his own, Forrest is telling all in a madcap romp through three decades of American history.

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Fibromyalgia & Weighted Blankets

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Weighted blankets are getting a lot of attention these days. Fans of weighted blankets claim that they relieve anxiety and insomnia, as well as potentially helping children with autism and sensory integration disorders. But some people with fibromyalgia are exploring the possibility that weighted blankets may provide comfort to them, too. Here is some more background information on whether weighted blankets can work for fibromyalgia relief.

There’s no question that life with fibromyalgia can be challenging. Pain and aches all over your whole body are a constant for most people with fibro, though most people have occasional periods of relative comfort. Looking for the right thing that will relieve pain is usually a long and difficult process. Medication can help some people but it’s usually not sufficient in itself. Relief from pain and discomfort often requires a combination of multiple different therapies.

The Origins of Weighted Blankets

You may have just started seeing weighted blankets in bed and bath stores in the past couple of years. But the truth is that weighted blankets have actually been around for nearly twenty years already. They began as a tool prescribed by occupational therapists to help children with sensory processing issues, anxiety, and autism spectrum disorders. The weight of the blankets would help kids feel calmer. Back then, it was difficult to find a ready-made weighted blanket, so many therapists and parents would make their own. The first mass-produced blankets were introduced to the market in the late 1990s but were originally only marketed to children.

The Science Behind Weighted Blankets

Believe it or not, weighted blankets aren’t just a trendy meme. There’s actually some science between what makes weighted blankets so calming and comforting. The weight of the blanket provides deep pressure, which can have a relaxing effect on some people. A 2008 study in the journal Occupational Therapy in Mental Health evaluated 33 adults who each rested under 30-pound blankets for five minutes.

At the end of those five minutes, 33 percent of the study participants who used the blankets showed a greater drop in sweat on the skin, which is a measure of stress. Nineteen of the participants said they felt calmer with the blanket than without, and eight said they were comfortable either way. Only three of the study participants felt more anxious with the blanket than without.

Although it’s only a small study, it shows some promising initial results that the weight of a blanket can be soothing, especially when combined with rest.

Can Weighted Blankets Help Fibromyalgia Patients?Weighted blankets may help you if you have fibromyalgia, especially if you are also prone to anxiety or insomnia. Some people find using a weighted blanket to be very comforting and relaxing, like being wrapped in a snug embrace. Many fibro sufferers also have problems with poor sleep, which can aggravate your pain and make it worse. Having a tool on hand that can help you sleep more deeply can allow you to get the rest that you need.

Many fibro patients also deal with anxiety, which is another condition that weighted blankets can really help. Although considering how difficult it can be to get medical providers to take you seriously, it’s hard to know how much of that anxiety is organic to the illness and how much is caused by insensitive medical staff.

What about pressure points? Pain at the pressure points is a common problem in fibromyalgia, and sometimes it feels like the air hurts your skin. Wouldn’t something that puts more pressure on your body make that sensitivity worse? Not necessarily. A weighted blanket may not take away the sensitivity at the pressure points, but can still be soothing overall, anyway.

Choosing the Right Weighted Blankets for Fibromyalgia

It’s also important to note that weighted blankets come in a variety of weights, filled with a variety of materials. Some people advise that the blanket should be proportionately heavier when compared to your body weight. But you may find that a lighter-weight blanket will be more comfortable for you than the one that corresponds to your weight. Or you may prefer a blanket that’s filled with plastic beads instead of metal. When it comes to fibromyalgia relief, it’s important to choose what feels most comfortable for you.

 

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“The Cursed Clan: Includes Callum, Angus, and Logan” by Melissa Schroeder

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The Cursed Clan: Includes Callum, Angus, and Logan

by Melissa Schroeder

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Witches & Wizards/Scottish

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Will desire be the salvation or ruin of an entire clan?
Includes Books 1-3

CALLUM – BOOK ONE

I want them to suffer…

For years, the Clan has lived through that curse, trying and failing to break free of the shackles that hold them to it. Now, an obscure text gives five cousins hope…

His duty was all that mattered.

Callum Lennon has one goal in life: protect his cousins. His failure in the past to do just that is what drives every action. When they discover a chance for redemption, Callum is willing to try. But trusting an outsider isn’t acceptable.

A woman in need of a new beginning.

An expert in archeology, Phoebe has always felt dwarfed by her parents’ shadow. In college by thirteen, she’s never measured up to her parents’ high standards. When the Lennons contact her, she decides to take a chance…and finds herself intrigued by the most insufferable man.

A passion impossible to ignore.

One argument leads to a kiss and to an unbearable desire they cannot seem to fight. When an old enemy threatens their fragile new love, Callum will have to choose between believing his mind or trusting his heart.

ANGUS – BOOK TWO
A man who only believes in fact.

Even after everything the Clan has endured, Angus has always held onto his scientific leanings. He isn’t a believer of instant attraction, so, he is surprised by the force of his attraction to Irishwoman Maggie O’Conner. He doesn’t trust her, but she soon become an obsession he can’t seem to shake.

A woman who defies every logic.

Single mother Maggie comes from a long line of magickal women, but she walked away from that part of her life. When Angus bursts into her life, she tries to ignore the handsome Scot, but soon finds that she needs his protection. She knows he’s not normal, but she never expected him to be the one man who could capture her heart.

A passion they could not deny.

As they work together, their need for each other threatens to consume them both. But just as they close in on the next jewel, a new enemy emerges and puts everything they hold dear into jeopardy.

LOGAN – BOOK THREE
A man who always sees beneath the surface.

Logan has lived his dream of being an artist for hundreds of years. He’s painted some of the most beautiful women in the world, but none of them compare to Meghan Campbell. When they are paired up to go after the next jewel, resisting her becomes almost impossible, but he knows he must. The witch is hiding something and until he knows what that is, he cannot fully trust her.

A woman who can lure any man.

As a witch with siren abilities, Meg has never had a problem with the opposite sex. That is, until she met Logan. The irritating man seems to be the one person in the world who doesn’t succumb to her spell. Unfortunately, he is the one man she really wants. No matter how hard she tries, he resists her.

As they embark on their quest for the next jewel, tempers flare and passion ignites. But when a new layer of the curse is revealed, they discover their failure could put lives in danger. The two must work together to fight the rising power against them and hope that those who support the Clan survive the fight.

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“Will of the Hill” by Marshall Cobb

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Will of the Hill

by Marshall Cobb

Genre: Children/Growing Up/Fairy Tales & Folk Tales/Science Fiction/Dysfunctional Relationships

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

Secrets, dysfunctional friendships, a girl who wants destroy him-or is in love with him–what’s a boy to do?

Will wants nothing more than quiet time to read his comic books. Unfortunately, between the mountain he must conquer every day to get to school, the teacher who is out to get him, and the girl who wants to ruin his life, his time is anything but quiet.

Humorous, fun, adventure!

 

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“Bobby and the Monsters: (Picture book for kids age 2-6 years old)” by Marie Blair

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Bobby and the Monsters: (Picture book for kids age 2-6 years old, Rhyming book for kids age 2-6 years old, nice story to help children to overcome their fears and start to sleep in own bed)

by Marie Blair, Viktoriia Mykhalevych (Illustrator)

Genre: Children/Growing Up/Fantasy & Supernatural/Boys & Men

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

“Bobby,” Mom said, “it’s time to sleep
and dream of things that are nice —
kittens and puppies, new toys, ice cream,
and pie, but just one slice!”

“But, Mom, I’m scared to go to sleep,
monsters are here every day.
One always makes a lot of noise
and never goes away.”

One evening Bobby confessed that he is afraid to sleep in his bed. It is a quite often situation for little kids. Their vivid imagination creates a genuine fear about what is waiting in the darkness of the room. Bobby’s Mom treats with understanding to his feelings and peculiarly calms him. She makes up a story that makes her son smile and ready to sleep.

What is this story about? Just start to read now, and you’ll know it.

This cute little story will entertain children and make a good time with parents before sleep.

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