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Featured Book: JOURNEY THROUGH A LAND OF MINOR ANNOYANCES by Al Kline

About Featured Book: JOURNEY THROUGH A LAND OF MINOR ANNOYANCES by Al Kline

After being diagnosed with three months to live, 20 year old misfit Chaz Chase decides a road trip will help him find the meaning of life–and along the way apologize to certain people for being a jerk. He adopts a dog as a traveling companion, but questions his own sanity when Max suddenly talks, claiming to be the reincarnation of a famous Hollywood director. Chaz meets many colorful characters along his journey, some bordering on hallucinogenic in the actions they perform and the wisdom they proclaim. And then comes Clitty, a pistol-packing femme fatale dreaming of Hollywood stardom. In the most important piece of the wisdom puzzle, Chaz falls in love. They drive to Salton Sea where a reincarnated Max directs the final scene of Chaz’s brief but quirky life.
Kirkus Reviews said: “Rambunctious from the get-go, this zany tale still has plenty of lessons to teach.”

This Fiction book is available in these Formats: Kindle eBook and Print

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Counteract the Fat: Discover how Fiber and Antioxidants can Counteract the Physiological Effects of Junk Foods by DeShond Barnes

Many of us love junk foods. What we don’t love are the medical conditions and weight gain that they are associated with. Research findings indicate that fiber and antioxidants can counteract the physiological effects of junk foods. This does not mean that we can eat unlimited amounts of fat every day. What it does mean is that we can have greater freedom in making food choices. “Counteract the Fat” is a compilation of these research findings, providing cutting edge information on how fiber and antioxidants can help prevent medical conditions and weight gain associated with high-fat and other unhealthy great-tasting foods. The MANY “Counteract the Fat” concepts discussed include:

☤ High-fat foods produce cholesterol-related acids that can clog arteries and raise cholesterol levels. Fiber counteracts that effect by nabbing cholesterol-related acids and removing them from our bodies, promoting healthy cholesterol levels and reducing our risk of heart disease.

☤ The excess calories in high-fat foods can increase our risk of obesity. Fiber counteracts that effect by nabbing calories before they can be stored as fat, making it harder for us to gain weight and reducing our risk of obesity.

☤ High-fat foods increase our exposure to “free radicals,” which damage human cells. Antioxidants counteract that effect by neutralizing free radicals, preventing and reversing cellular damage and reducing our risk of cancer, heart disease and other conditions.

☤ The excess calories in high-fat foods can increase our risk of obesity. Antioxidants counteract that effect by giving our bodies the energy needed to burn fat more efficiently, making it harder for us to gain weight and reducing our risk of obesity.

☤ High-fat foods can trigger heart attacks by causing blood clotting elements in the bloodstream known as “platelets” to become more adhesive and clump together, triggering the formation of abnormal blood clots in the heart artery. Fiber counteracts that effect by speeding blood clot-dissolving mechanisms, decreasing the likelihood that abnormal blood clots will lead to heart attacks.

☤ And MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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Featured Book: Spellbreaker by Cara Cartwright

About Featured Book: Spellbreaker by Cara Cartwright

A cursed scratch. A full moon rising. With her wits alone, can Sunshine Townsende survive a werewolf feud to find a cure?

Sunshine’s bloodline puts her at the bottom rung of a magical society. Surrounded by entitled mages at Papi's Magics and Unmentionables, she works herself to the bone to afford her comatose cousin’s lifesaving treatments. But when an ill-fated flat tire sends her spiraling into a werewolf’s arms, Sunshine soon fears the resulting scratch could end in supernatural disaster.

As a cautious pack leader holds her passport hostage, Sunshine prays the next full moon won’t end in tattered clothes and furry legs. But when she learns her cousin’s survival hinges on her own humanity, she’s forced to do the impossible: either hunt down a lycanthropy cure or escape a group of very pissed-off werewolves.

To protect her family and save her skin, Sunshine must dig deep to embrace her true power…

Spellbreaker is the first book in the Sunshine Townsende urban fantasy series. If you like strong women, supernatural creatures, and underdogs who overcome incredible odds, you’ll love Cara Cartwright’s bewitching novel.

This Fantasy book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print, Audiobook

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Featured Book: Messages About Me, Sydney’s Story: A Girl’s Journey to Healthy Body Image by Dina Alexander

About Featured Book: Messages About Me, Sydney’s Story: A Girl’s Journey to Healthy Body Image by Dina Alexander

FREE Kindle! January 14-15th, 2021
We live in a great big world where we receive and send messages every day. Some of these messages are about our bodies and can alter the way we see ourselves. Join Sydney on her journey as she first struggle and then–with the help of parents and friends–comes to understand that she is happy to be herself and is truly beautiful the way she is.

This fun, extremely relatable story helps kids see they are not alone in feeling confused and sometimes bombarded by “messages” all around them.

Our kids receive hundreds, possibly thousands of messages every day from friends, family members, acquaintances, advertisements, social media, TV, and elsewhere. So many of these messages are about our bodies and can alter the way we see ourselves. It is so important for us to teach our kids to filter out negative messages and develop a healthy body image. And that is the purpose of Sydney’s Story!

Written by parents and professionals who have struggled with body image issues themselves and understand the magnitude of cultural, familial and media messaging, Sydney’s Story is a great way to combat the barrage of negative messages continually saturating our kids. [Read More…] about Featured Book: Messages About Me, Sydney’s Story: A Girl’s Journey to Healthy Body Image by Dina Alexander

Featured Book: Keto for Life, 28 Day Fat-Fueled Approach to Weight Loss by Barbara Miller

About Featured Book: Keto for Life, 28 Day Fat-Fueled Approach to Weight Loss by Barbara Miller

This book is a bargain priced Kindle Countdown deal from January 14 through 18, 2021 with the price starting at 99 cents on the 14th and increasing each day. Grab it at the lowest price!

The Keto for Life Diet

First and foremost you will be given clear explanations as to what you should be eating and why, as well as, what you should not be eating and why. I believe that understanding why you keep gaining weight no matter how or what you do boils down to “what you eat.” This book will provide answers to the whys plus provide wonderful satiating recipes that are laid out for you each day to make it easy. There are over 125 recipes and you do not have to worry about the right ratios of fat, proteins and carbohydrates as I did it all for you. There are no counting calories or weighing portions, just prepare, eat and enjoy! Never diet again!

The low fat high carb diets are a disaster that have never worked and never will. Kick the tasteless fake foods to the curb and allow yourself to enjoy the satisfying flavors of real food. The ketogentic diet is the way humans were meant to eat. It is simply the right balance of the macronutrients, fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Eating high fat foods, low to medium protein and low carbohydrates is the formula to ultimate weight-loss. This is the opposite of what our government’s food pyramid tells us to do. I suffered for many years with irritable bowel syndrome, and it made my life absolutely miserable. Once I began eating the foods you will find in this book, all of my symptoms disappeared! The ketogentic diet will switch your body from burning sugar or glucose for fuel to burning fat. This process puts the body into what is known as ketosis. You will notice your energy levels stay stable throughout the day as you pull your body out of a yawn state. You should not have to spend your days with low energy, foggy thinking, and food cravings. The ketogentic lifestyle will give you back your life.

In 2015 Dr. David Ludwig of Harvard, along with Dr. Dariush Mazaffarian discussed their findings regarding low fat diets in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Mazaffarian declared, “Low-fat diets have had unintended consequences, turning people away from high-fat foods and towards foods rich in added sugars, starches, and refined grains. This has helped fuel the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes in America. We really need to sing it from the rooftops that the low fat diet concept is dead. There are no health benefits to it.”

This Non-Fiction book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print

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Featured Book: You’ve Got Some Nerve: The Battle Back from an Invisible Injury by Derryen Plante

About Featured Book: You’ve Got Some Nerve: The Battle Back from an Invisible Injury by Derryen Plante

Derryen Plante knew her destination in life long before she reached it: she was going to be a special investigator for the federal government working on high-level crimes. Every step she took was in preparation for one day achieving that dream.

Then, without warning, her dream was shattered.

While completing a unit check at the juvenile prison where she worked, Derryen was violently attacked by one of the inmates. She suffered a traumatic brain injury that sent her into a spiral of PTSD, depression, and multiple medical interventions. As she navigated her life after the attack, Derryen struggled to accept her new reality. She’d built her entire life around a dream that no longer seemed possible. Without that, who was she?

You’ve Got Some Nerve is Derryen’s real, raw, and honest account of how she redefined her life, navigated the challenges unique to brain injury recovery, and found support in unexpected places. Her journey offers keen insight into how each of us can support those suffering with the long-term effects of an invisible injury.

This Memoir book is available in these Formats: eBook, Print, Audiobook

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It Happened in Silence by Karla M. Jay

Set in a world where women of the KKK betray their neighbors, where horrors of unscrupulous foundling homes come to light, and buried mysteries are not all that hidden. It’s Georgia 1921. Mute since birth, fifteen-year-old Willow Stewart has one task to complete—to leave her Appalachian homestead and find a traveling preacher and her brother, Briar.
A haunting tale of family, friendship, injustice, resilience, and hope…In her evocative latest, the award-winning Jay takes a fascinating look at the interplay of social upheavals in Georgia in the early 1920s as she tells the story of a young girl’s struggles to reunite with her family. Jay remarkably depicts everyday life in the Appalachians, women’s roles in the KKK, and discrimination… but perhaps best of all is her vivid portrayal of the remarkable Georgia setting. Lovers of women’s fiction and historical fiction won’t want to miss this page-turner. ~ Prairies Book Review ★★★★★
‘An inspiring story of injustice and family loyalty set in turbulent 1920s Georgia. Powerfully written and totally unputdownable!…If you happen to be a fan of Laura Frantz’s Uncommon Woman or The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson, this novel is for you. Enjoy! This book’s a gem!’ ~ Wishing Shelf ★★★★★

Targeted Age Group:: 18+

What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I came across stories about women of the KKK, false imprisonment to help build cities, and "baby farms" and I had never read anything about them. Once I was immersed in the 1920's I knew I had a story that needed to be told.

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Featured Book: Rough Way to the High Way by Kelly Mack McCoy


About Featured Book: Rough Way to the High Way by Kelly Mack McCoy

'An Extraordinary Novel' – Midwest Book Review –

Pastor turned long-haul trucker, Mack, struggles with grief and perceived failures as a minister while he is confronted with a mysterious hitchhiker, smugglers, and a determined killer.

A journey that began as a search for solitude and windshield therapy after his wife Georgia's murder becomes a high stakes adventure as a Texas Ranger and high ranking FBI agent seek to track down her killer.

A pair of hapless criminals botch an attempted break in of Mack's trailer which leads to the discovery of a sinister plot involving Georgia's killer. Mack's journey from his hometown of Pampa, Texas to Chicago introduces a cast of characters who seek to use him to deliver a load far more destructive than anyone could have imagined.

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