#Review “HWY 550 (Rock Point Book 3)” by Freya Barker

Title: HWY 550
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: February 17th, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

~~~

4.5/5 Stars!

It’s been a while since I got lost in a good MC (motorcycle club) read and HWY 550 proved itself to be a good choice.

A rash of violent robberies leads FBI agent Luna Roosberg to team up with MC president Ouray. It’s her case, and a gun used in one of the robberies belongs to Ouray. They’re not unacquainted with each other and their contempt… and attraction to each other is hard to hide.

These two flawed characters blend like oil and vinegar at first, but soon find out they’re more alike than they care to admit.

Ouray was a stray who grew up in the club. As its president, he’s moved the club away from illegal activities and into legitimate businesses, which is why finding out his gun was involved in one of the robberies isn’t sitting too well with him.

After suffering a violent attack in college, the diminutive Luna is closed off and tightly wound. Her existence is restless and her job the only thing which keeps her grounded.

Ouray and Luna are a great pairing, and it’s been a few books since I felt true chemistry between a couple and not something forced and formulaic.

I like my heroes and heroines smart, confident, and human, meaning, no one is right or in control all the time and you have to know when to let go.

These two got it right. They have passion not just for each other, but for their jobs and those closest to them.

I bumped heads with Luna a few times—I felt she was trying too hard. But I believe she did too, and a shifting mindset worked in her favor and won me over.

Good character development and plot keep the story moving forward without info dumps or loose ends. Suspense, multiple suspects and plot twists you don’t see coming make this a page-turner, but Sorrynotsorry about Rowtag, Britney deserved worse, welcome Jack, and everyone needs a Momma in their lives.

Familiar faces from the On Call series blend into HWY 550 and lend a few laughs and stellar support.

I definitely recommend this read.

~~~

Special Agent Luna Roosberg lives and breathes her job. Who needs a personal life when work is so rewarding?
When a new case sends her to investigate a local motorcycle club, covering as the president’s new flavor of the week, the lines between professional and personal quickly start to blur.
Although the Arrow’s Edge MC stays mostly on the right side of the law since Ouray took the gavel, the appearance of the feds at their gate can still rattle his cage.
When a string of robberies points squarely in Ouray’s direction, he’s forced to cooperate and put the blonde, prim and proper half-pint on the back of his bike.
With pressure mounting both in—and outside—the club, Ouray no longer knows who he can trust, except the woman who is shaking up his life—and stirring his blood.

 

 

~~~

a Rafflecopter giveaway
https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

#ReleaseBlitz “HWY 550 (Rock Point Book 3)” by Freya Barker

Title: HWY 550
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: February 17th, 2019
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Special Agent Luna Roosberg lives and breathes her job. Who needs a personal life when work is so rewarding?
When a new case sends her to investigate a local motorcycle club, covering as the president’s new flavor of the week, the lines between professional and personal quickly start to blur.
Although the Arrow’s Edge MC stays mostly on the right side of the law since Ouray took the gavel, the appearance of the feds at their gate can still rattle his cage.
When a string of robberies points squarely in Ouray’s direction, he’s forced to cooperate and put the blonde, prim and proper half-pint on the back of his bike.
With pressure mounting both in—and outside—the club, Ouray no longer knows who he can trust, except the woman who is shaking up his life—and stirring his blood.

 

Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy.

She is the author of the Cedar Tree and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.

To see Freya’s complete backlist, or to find out what is coming down the pipe, visit freyabarker.com.

 

 

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js

Fibromyalgia and Dental Care


Fibro Cloud


Few people enjoy going to the dentist, but for someone with fibromyalgia, it can be an extremely frightening and painful experience. The pain increase caused by a dental visit can be enough to send someone with FMS into an anxiety attack long before the visit day even arrives.

Fears of the emotional and physical distress of a dentist appointment are very real if you have fibromyalgia, but the last thing you want to do is skip going to care for your oral health altogether.

Bringing extra anxiety

Going to the dentist is worse for fibromyalgia patient because it is stressful thinking about the pain and flare that a dentist visit can possibly cause, setting you on a downward spiral for weeks.

While fibromyalgia pain is widespread, it is often most prevalent in the head and neck, which sets up the fear of dental problems, and the fear is not unfounded. Those with FMS may be more susceptible to these issues – especially if they continually put off going to see the dentist and need to spend more time getting worked on.

Other fears which fuel anxiety over dentists if you have fibromyalgia is that an infection may come and cause a flare of the syndrome, debilitating your body for long periods; the after visit pain will be unbearable; or, the dentist will be unable to numb you enough, since those with FMS usually require more shots to be numbed.

Sensitivity to touch

The fear of going to the dentist with fibromyalgia is mostly founded in the sensitivity to being touched. Simple touching can cause pain in overly sensitive fibromyalgia nerves. This symptom may cause a lack routine dental hygiene, such as flossing and brushing, to be avoided because of the pain it causes. This would make those with FMS more in need of regular dental visits than most.

To ease the pain before going to the dentist, prepare for this in advance with anti-inflammatories, just check with the dentist about which ones to use. Some medications, such as aspirin, can cause increased bleeding– something you definitely do not want when you are having dental work.

No tolerance to pain

It is a bit of a catch-22 for fibromyalgia patients since going to the dentist can cause pain, but not going regularly can cause more pain since you’ll have to sit in the chair longer and have more work done on your teeth. Also, it is important to make sure the pain in your jaw that you’ve been considering part of fibromyalgia syndrome for the last few months is not really a dental problem.

With FMS, you can sometimes start believing all the pain you have is from the disease and not consider other causes, such as a tooth abscess which is badly infected. Only regular dental visits can identify problems like this.

The numbing shots alone can cause a trip to the dentist to be worse for those with fibromyalgia, especially when you need more than the norm, but you can ask for desensitizing gel to help a bit with the pain. I don’t be afraid to speak up if you aren’t as numb as you should be. A dentist has no what of knowing that unless you tell him. The last thing a dentist wants is to cause unnecessary pain.

Don’t give up the Dentist

It is important if you have fibromyalgia to not give up on going to the dentist for regular visits. Ask your friends about their dentists. Find a dentist who is not only knowledgeable on fibromyalgia and its impact on the widespread pain. You also want to make sure he is sensitive to your specific needs, whether it’s severe anxiety, TMJ, more than average numbing, or low tolerance to pain – all part of fibromyalgia.

As soon as you schedule your dentist appointment, ask about medications you can take in advance to ease your anxiety and pain. You also want to discuss and what you will be given during and after the procedure to handle your unique pain.

Dentists sensitive to the fact that a visit is worse for fibromyalgia patients can use relaxation techniques in their offices, such as more comfortable chairs and soothing music. You might also want to consider complete sedation or at least a medication which will alter consciousness so you don’t feel much while you are there. It is possible to make a trip to the dentist easier – even if you have fibromyalgia.

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. For additional information, please visit their website or consult your doctor or dentist.

(Repost)

Song Lyric Sunday | “Over and Over” – Puff Johnson

SLS banner

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time and author Jim Adams from A Unique Title For Me is our current guest host. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

This week’s theme is  “Hills/Mountains.

~~~~~~~~~~

I mentioned Over and Over a few weeks ago when posting another song by Ewanya “Puff” Johnson, and since mountains are a part of the lyrics of this anthem for never giving up, I’m glad I get to post another song by this talented young artist whose life was cut too short by cervical cancer. The Detroit native died in 2013 after a seven-year battle.

Over and Over appeared on the soundtrack of The First Wives Club in 1996. Released as a single in Europe and Australia, it was a Top 20 hit on both continents.

FUN FACTS:

  • After finishing a tour in 2009, Puff stayed in South Africa for a year because of the nice treatment she received. Puff said she’d had never met people as friendly and welcoming as South Africans. She and her music are still popular there six years after her death.
  • Puff toured Europe in 1997 as an opening act for Michael Jackson.
  • Her 1996 critically acclaimed debut album, Miracle, was produced by Randy Jackson of American Idol-fame.

Enjoy!

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection for FeliciaDenise.com.

~~~

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.

Over and Over

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, Wikipedia, Songfacts.com, and YouTube.
Poetry For Healing

Words from the Heart

Fat-Bottom-Fifties Get Fierce

We celebrate being over 50!

Bryn Donovan

tell your stories ~ love your life

All in a Day's Breath

Art, Love of Life, Philosophy, Writing, Spirituality

Cooking Green Goodness Magazine

Plant-based Food & Culture, Recipes for Your Wellness

amankumar000

A storyteller with a poetic heart

All About Life

Ideas and musings from a middle-aged 20 something

Watering the Gutter Flowers

Inspiration for growing in gritty places.

Ann Writes Inspiration

Writing from the heart, adds value to your life.

Zoolon Hub

Guitarist / Songwriter / Blogger

A Unique Title For Me

Hoping to make the world more beautiful

The Dark Netizen

Short Stories - Mostly dark ones!

The Travellothoner

Travel, Running, Fitness, Life, Writing.

unbolt me

the literary asylum

Top 10 of Anything and Everything - The Fun Top Ten Blog

Animals, Gift Ideas, Travel, Books, Recycling Ideas and Many, Many More

Byung A. Fallgren

Story & poetry

Let's Discuss Nutrition

Sound Advice for a Healthy Body

Poetry and Prose

From soul to soul

jhohadli

You've reached the Creative Space of Antiguan and Barbudan writer Joanne C. Hillhouse. Welcome. For info on my writing, services, and more, scroll down. If you need to contact me directly, email jhohadli@gmail.com. Sharing with links and credits is fine but unauthorized use and/or duplication of site content without permission is strictly prohibited. For my other blog, go to wadadlipen.wordpress.com