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Saturday, December 10, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Nicole Fitton & Forbidden Colours!

Good Morning Friends,

Well it's been a full week since the blog tour for Keri's Christmas Wish started. I hope you've entered the Rafflecopter giveaway. If not, there's still time as the tour will last through Dec 22nd and today is featured on Marilyn Leach's blog.

Enough about my book though, because today I'm happy to share with you Forbidden Colours by fellow *AHA author, Nicole Fitton. But first, Nicole is going to tell us a little about how her book came into being....

Forbidden Colours was the evolution of a question that had been rattling around in my brain. You know, those annoying questions that wake you at 4am and won’t let you rest until you’ve written something. Well, that’s how it was for me. I had read a newspaper article about the complexity of the human brain and well, it all started from there.

Forbidden Colours is a gripping love story which contains elements of psychological suspense. It contains enough adrenaline fuelled drama to power the national grid! Once I had the protagonist Midori Yates firmly fixed in my mind's eye she took charge and dictated the direction of travel. I have a passion for science and being able to incorporate that into a book is very exciting. The story centres around a new drug being brought to market that does not quite do what it is supposed to…. I shall leave it at that.

As I said earlier I started Forbidden Colours with a question and everything flowed from there. So, I know you want to know, what was the question? It’s a question I often ask myself but seldom has it led me in such an unusual direction…... ‘ What if?’

Blurb: What if your memories were not your memories? What if the drug hailed as a cure became a curse and ultimately your destruction?

Midori Yates works for pharmaceutical giant KLD. The launch of new drug Centoria has revolutionised the treatment of amnesia, with outstanding results. Trials exploring its use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s are on the horizon. But is it really as good as the data suggests?

Neurologist Dr. Nick Campbell has seen amazing results with his patients and is ready to believe in Centoria’s transformational abilities…that is until his patients start displaying strange and worrying symptoms with drastic results. Determined to uncover the truth, Midori and Nick find a conspiracy that is to have devastating consequences for both of them. A dark world threatens to engulf them. Can they survive?

Katzuko Yates eyed her daughter thoughtfully. A sense of apprehension gripped her. Those years in Japan were long ago; she wondered if she could be clear with her explanation. Even though buried, her memories continued to breathe under the mountain of life she'd lived. Dare she even speak of them? Could she speak of them? Their place of residence had become an unmarked grave in her history. Her family had a right to know, after everything that had happened. His world was dark and full of shadows; where would she begin? For over 25 years she had told no one. Now she was being drawn back into his world. It was a time she wanted to forget. The tie that had been bound to her so tightly was about to be broken.

Wow...what a concept Nicole! Don't 'cha just LOVE that cover?

You can purchase Forbidden Colours HERE.

Now let's find out a little more about Nicole.....

Nicole Fitton is an author and freelance writer who has lived in such glamorous locations as London, New York and Croydon! She currently reside in Devon, UK with her family.

Forbidden Colours is her second novel. Her career has spanned over 3 decades working in PR and marketing within the music industry. She currently works within healthcare in the UK.

Alongside her novels Nicole has a passion for writing short stories.This year has seen her short ‘Soaring’ featured in an anthology by the Black Pear Press. Her stories always have a happy ending, but, the way in which they get there will keep you guessing right up until the last page!

She admits she gets bored easily and can often be found enjoying new adventures!

Connect with Nicole at the following places....

Website address: https://www.nicolefittonauthor.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nicolefittonauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MisoMiss
Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/fitton3818/
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nicole-Fitton/e/B01A3NSIL6/

Well friends, hope you enjoyed today's Spotlight and that you return each week for another round of Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlights!

Until next time, take care and God bless.

*AHA is a promo group I belong to*

Thursday, December 8, 2016

#ThursdayThoughts Random Ramblings on Procrastination

Good Morning!

Well, it's official....this year's Annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare is over and if these last few days have taught me anything, it's that I'm not the only person who procrastinates!

Although I try not to :-)

Anyway, I worked 33 hours in the last 3 days.

Piece of cake, some of you say....

Not exactly. I've been working freelance from home, very flexible hours (doesn't matter when I do the work as long as it gets done) for 7 years!

I started my new employment with Curtis Insurance in July but most of the time I only worked 4 or 5 hours a day and most of that was studying for licenses!

These last 3 days was driving all over the Lake area (Lake Charles, Moss Bluff, Westlake and Sulphur), meeting people and presenting plans and talking until my brain is tired and jaw aches LOL!

But it brings to mind the subject of procrastination.

Why do we "put off until tomorrow what can be done today" despite the wise advice by Benjamin Franklin not to do this?!

Over the years serving as a Wife, Mother, Employee while Writing, Editing and Promoting, I've learned it's better to be organized and to do things ASAHP and try my best to do things right the first time. It's a waste of time and energy to half-ass something (excuse the language). I even wrote an article about this very same subject.

Anyway, if you're like one of millions of people everywhere who procrastinate, maybe a resolution for 2017 is to work on improving that bad habit....one small victory at a time.

Something to think about.
Inspirational with an Edge! 

Hope you enjoyed today's post and you'll visit each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God bless.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

#TuesdayTreasures Guest Post by Jamila Battle, MD

Good Morning Friends!

I hope you've followed Keri's blog tour so far and entered the Rafflecopter. Good luck if you have! If not, you've still got plenty of time. Meanwhile, please welcome Dr. Jamila Battle back to our blog to share treasures with us....

Why do triathlons?

When I started my journey onto Rebirth, I was 272 lbs. I would lose the weight only to regain it back plus more.

What I didn’t know was food addiction was controlling my life. I was looking for my self esteem in the fridge, which was a bad place. All I found was misery wrapped in cellophane. Comfort food felt good in the sort term but was killing me with its long-term consequences.

To get to sustainable change I had to reboot by being honest and understanding that unresolved trauma was the fuel driving the addiction. Next, I had to intentionally heal my mind, body and spirit by identifying my self-critical voice, releasing negative emotions and taking good care of myself. This included the work of trauma-focused therapies, self care, restoration of good sleep thru a sleep evaluation and more.

For the first time I saw sustainable weight loss when I started CPAP to restore my sleep quality and when I joined a triathlon group. This year I completed two races and have lost 35 lbs and kept those pounds off. It is truly work, a process and a lifestyle.  But it is worth it.

John F. Kennedy once said, we go to the Moon because it’s difficult.

What a great statement as oppose to our pop culture today that says why do anything that takes any effort whatsoever. So the reason to do a triathlon is because it is hard. Once you do something that takes you to another level, it transforms you mentally, physically and spiritually. If you deal with or do something you don’t think you can do, and you transcend it, you become a different person.

That is called Rebirth.

You learn new things and grow.

I realized during my first triathlon race that although I finished and felt quite accomplished, everyone in the race was battling their own demons and trying to become something more than they are.

It is a treasure to be surrounded by all of that positive energy.

To learn more about Rebirth, join me on a journey of Reboot, Repair, Rebirth, an online healing system. Learn more at www.drjbattle.com Until next time, let’s stay connected at www.facebook.com/thedrjbattle
Stay Well.
Dr. Battle

You are so correct, Dr. Battle, being surrounded by positive energy IS something to treasure.

Dr. Battle's book, From Abuse to Abundance; Reboot your Soul; Repair your Heart; Rebirth into Prosperity can be purchased at Amazon.

Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll return each week for more Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight!

Until next time, take care and God Bless.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight is on Keri's Christmas Wish!

Good Morning Friends and a wonderful day it is because today you're the first to get a sneak peek into my new release, Keri's Christmas Wish!

You've seen the cover for quite sometime, but now you're getting a glimpse into the book.....

Can Keri get past her angst over Christ’s birth and enjoy the Christmas season?

For as long as she can remember, Keri Jackson has despised the hype and commercialism around Christmas so much she seldom enjoys the holiday. Will she get her wish and be free of the angst to truly enjoy Christmas this year?

A devout Christian at heart, Jeremy Hinton, a Psychotherapist, Life Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Energy Medicine Practitioner has studied all of the world’s religions and homeopathic healing modalities. But when a rare bacterial infection threatens the life of the woman he loves, will all of his faith and training be for naught?

Find out in Keri’s Christmas Wish available only at Amazon through KDP Select!

Excerpt: An image began to form in her mind…a young girl being led around on a horse by an ethereal figure. As the trio came closer, Keri felt as though she looked in a mirror. Her heart swelled. Tears clogged her throat, filled her eyes, and slipped down her cheeks.

“Hi, Keri!”

The childlike voice reverberated through her entire body. Keri smiled and whispered, “Hello.”

Excitement lit the youngster’s eyes. Brilliant colors vibrated around her. “Do you know who I am?”

“You’re me as a little girl. That’s Spark, my horse who died when I was a teenager.”

Spark nodded his head as the girl giggled—a joyous melody that rang through the atmosphere. “No, silly, I’m your big sister. Only, I didn’t live very long.”

Tension seeped in, a mixture of shock and awe.

“Don’t be afraid. Ask mom.”

And then the mirage disappeared.

Follow the TOUR and Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for the chance to win 1 of 10 copies (5 print and 5 Ebooks)!

Dec 5th - Linda Rondeau Blog:  http://lindarondeau.com/snarksensibility
Dec 6th - Clare Revell Blog: http://telscha.blogspot.co.uk/
Dec 7th – Diana Rubino Blog: http://dianarubinoauthor.blogspot.com/
Dec 8th – Tina Gayle Blog: http://bit.ly/2h4VGR6 
Dec 9th – Linda Carroll-Bradd Blog: http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com/
Dec 10th – Marilyn Leach Blog: marilynleachteaandbooks.com
Dec 11th – Robin Bayne Blog: http://wwwwritingbetweensundays.blogspot.com/
Dec 12th – Raquel Byrnes Blog: http://nitewriter6.blogspot.com/
Dec 13th – Cami Checketts Blog: http://www.camichecketts.com/  
Dec 14th – Linda McLaughlin Blog: http://wp.me/p4zj2u-16W 
Dec 15th – Diane Burton Blog: http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/
Dec 16th – Maureen Bonatch Blog: http://www.maureenbonatch.com/blog/
Dec 17th – Alicia Dean Blog: https://aliciadean.com/alicias-blog/
Dec 18th – Jody Day Blog: http://jodysdevotionaljournal.blogspot.com/
Dec 19th – Marian Merritt’s Blog: http://marianmerritt.blogspot.com
Dec 20th – Kim Headlee Blog: https://kimiversonheadlee.blogspot.com/   
Dec 21st - Patricia Preston Blog http://patricia-preston.blogspot.com/
Dec 22nd  - Delia Latham Blog http://chirpnchatter.blogspot.com/

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ALSO: to celebrate the release of Keri's Christmas Wish I've put my other books on sale for only 99¢ thru Jan 3rd @ Amazon; B&N; and Smashwords!

Hope you enjoyed today's spotlight and you'll return each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

#ThursdayThoughts with Linda Carroll-Bradd

Good Morning!

December 1st...can you believe it?

Me either but time just keeps marching on and today it's marching to the beat of Linda Carroll-Bradd's thoughts....

One of the reasons I wanted to write Silent Signals was my love for my interaction with my own dog, Keiko. She’s a Shiba Inu which is the smallest of six Japanese breeds (Akita being the largest) that almost died out during World War II. When she was a pup, I enrolled us in dog agility classes which made for lots of fun, and frustration, as I used the signals the instructor taught to indicate which apparatus was next in the cycle. Keiko had her own ideas and often balked at doing certain exercises or decided once she was off lead was the time to run around the enclosure.

Because of that experience, I wanted to write a heroine who had better control of her dogs. Enter Anora Huxley who works with Australian Shepherds (an American breed which has an ancestor in the dogs imported to America from Australia during the mid-19th century along with flocks of sheep) and Kelpies.  Anora in turn teaches Konrad the hand signals and whistles involved in getting the dogs to herd other animals. The training leads to deepening emotions and…

After losing half his herd in the Great Blizzard of 1886, rancher Konrad Werner needs to safeguard his cattle. Tomboy Anora Huxley trains the Australian Shepherds and Kelpies that run the family’s sheep herd. Although cattlemen and shepherds are at odds, the pair discovers common interests. A threat is overheard, and Konrad rides out to Anora’s ranch to protect her. The tense situation reveals their true feelings. Will Anora be swayed by family loyalty, or will she listen to her heart that responds to Konrad’s silent signals?

Amazon Kindle  http://a.co/6efnAeC

Twirling her finger like a tornado, Celina grinned. “Turn so I can see from all angles.”

“And I can move.” First, she bent over to touch her toes. “See?” 
Then, with hands on her waist, she leaned from side to side. She was just finishing the last quarter of her second spin to display her outfit when the bell over the door tinkled.

“Gaelle, you about ready to leave?” a deep voice asked.

At the familiar sound, Anora gasped. She dropped her hands to her sides at the same moment she came to a stop at the sight of that man filling the doorway. Her skirts swished around her legs a couple of times before settling.

“Yes, I’m ready.” Gaelle was quick to answer.

His eyes widened as he ran his gaze down her length from head to toe and then flicked to the table where her underthings lay. With a slow move, he dragged his hat off his head and pushed the door closed behind him. A quirk pulled at one corner of his mouth.

Beard-stubbled, the man had been good looking. Clean-shaven, he was downright handsome. Heat flashed in Anora’s cheeks, and she panted, not taking in enough air. Certainly this breathlessness had to do with the corset, and not with the appearance of this attractive but arrogant man. Her gaze caught his dark one, the color of hot cocoa, and her stomach leapt, like when she took a tumble. She had to look away.

Stifling a squeal, she dashed forward, bunched the garments together, and stuffed them under her coat. Then she whirled and pinned him with a hard stare. “What on earth are you doing here?”

As a young girl, Linda was often found lying on her bed reading about fascinating characters having exciting adventures in places far away and in other time periods. In later years, she read and then started writing romances and achieved her first publication--a confession story. Married with 4 adult children and 2 granddaughters, Linda writes heartwarming contemporary and historical stories with a touch of humor from her home in the southern California mountains.

Website   www.lindacarroll-bradd.com
Blog  http://blog.lindacarroll-bradd.com
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Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll visit each week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.