Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Cover Reveal: Beneath The Lighthouse by Julieanne Lynch

Title: Beneath The Lighthouse
Author: Julieanne Lynch
Release Date: December 1st. 2015

HE lives in silent fear, dangerously dancing on the edge of the blade. His home life shattered, never to recover.
SHE hovers in between the living and the dead; searching for a vessel to reveal her killer.
The bond between them runs deeper than the events that have destroyed their lives. Something more than blood has brought them together, and nothing will stop it, not until the truth has been revealed.

Julieanne Lynch is
an author of urban fantasy books for both adults and teens. Julieanne lives in
Northern Ireland, is married to her childhood sweetheart and together they have
five children.
Before becoming a
writer, she considered a few different career paths, a rock star being one of
them. She studied English Literature and Creative Writing at The Open
University, and considered journalism as a career path. However, she decided
writing was the way for her and believes all of her education and reading
prepared her for it.
An avid reader,
Julieanne has always had an encompassing fascination with folklore. When not
writing, she enjoys crime series such as Criminal Minds, CSI, NCIS and Cold
Case, and loves anything with Vampires, listening to metal, meeting new people,
drinking lots of green tea, and sharing her dreams with her children. She is a
self-professed goth wanna-be,and is happy when left to write into the early
hours of the morning.
Julieanne’s YA
series, the Shadow World novels, so far contains Within the Shadows &
Escaping Shadows, the third instalment, Fighting Shadows will be released in
2015. It follows the war between vampires and shadow creatures. Giselle
Bergman, an 18-year old human girl, falls victim to a scheme by one of her
closest childhood friends, and embarks on a journey that sees her become the
centre of a battle between good and evil.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Addicted by S. Nelson Free August 6 and 7

She intrigues him. She challenges him.  
She threatens the secret he’s been hiding for years.
Title:  Addicted
Author:  S. Nelson
Series:  Addicted Trilogy, book 1
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Release Date:  May 11, 2015
Editor:  Hot Tree Editing
Cover Designer:  CT Cover Creations
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Desperate to escape her tragic past, Sara Hawthorne packs up everything she owns and moves across the country to Seattle with her best friend Alexa. With the recent passing of her grandmother, there is nothing holding her back from starting over. She dreams of a normal life, one which isn’t constantly plagued by nightmares. Everything seems to be going her way until a gorgeous stranger walks into her shop, turning her world upside down.
When Alek Devera sets his mind to something, there is no stopping him. Although he’s not the relationship type, everything changes once he comes face to face with Sara.
She intrigues him.
She challenges him.
She threatens the secret he’s been hiding for years.
Will a promise made long ago be the very same thing that destroys their chance for happiness?
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His movements forced me to retreat, slowly making my way toward the kitchen. Our eyes locked on one another, his smoldering gaze almost too much to bear. He was telling me everything and nothing at all. Desire was clear in not only his face but the rise and fall of his chest. The curve of his mouth and the sight of his tongue teasing his bottom lip was driving me insane.
His mere presence ignited my desire. What would happen when he actually touched me?

S. Nelson grew up with a love of reading and a very active imagination, never putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard until a year and a half ago.
When she isn’t engrossed in creating one of the many stories rattling around inside her head, she loves to read and travel as much as she can.
She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two dogs, enjoying the ever changing seasons.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Stop the Diet, I Want To Get Off! by LISA TILLINGER JOHANSEN, MS, RD

Title: Stop the Diet, I Want To Get Off!Author: Lisa Tillinger JohansenPublisher: J. Murray PressPages: 275Genre: Nonfiction/Nutrition/Health
The Paleo. The Zone. The Gluten-free. Another day, another diet. We’re caught in a never-ending merry-go-round of weight loss plans, fueled by celebrity endorsers, TV doctors and companies angling for a piece of a $60 billion industry. But do these diets really work? And how healthy are they? Registered Dietitian Lisa Tillinger Johansen examines dozens of the most wildly popular diets based on medical facts, not hype. And along the way, she reveals tried-and-true weight loss strategies, relying on her years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars and community outreach efforts. With insight and humor, Stop The Diet, I Want To Get Off shows that the best answer is often not a trendy celebrity-endorsed diet, but easy-to-follow guidelines that are best for our health and our waistlines.

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Stop the Diet, I Want to Get Off! is available at Amazon.
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Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

The idea for this book began at a wedding.
Who doesn’t love a good wedding? The clothes, the flowers, the romance, the food…
Ah, the food. As we moved into the banquet hall, the culinary feast was on everyone’s minds. It was all anyone seemed talk about. But for some reason, guests weren’t conversing about the dishes being served; they were swapping stories of diets they had heard about from friends, magazine articles, even celebrities on talk shows.
I’m a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in nutritional science and years of clinical and health education experience. I’ve counseled thousands of patients and clients on all of these diets. But hearing the guests only momentarily distracted me from my horrible faux pas of wearing white (gasp!) to a friend’s wedding.
“I’m on the Blood Type Diet,” said a woman with an impossibly high bouffant hairdo. “You’ve heard of that, haven’t you? It’s the one where you choose your foods based on your blood type. I’m an AB, so I’ll be having the fish.”
“Really?” her friend replied. “I swear by the gluten-free diet. I’m on it, my daughter’s on it, and my granddaughter’s on it.”
I happened to know her granddaughter was six and didn’t have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease.
Then there was the stocky guy who was trying to impress one of the bridesmaids. “I’m a paleo man myself,” he said, piling his plate high with beef kebabs. “It gives me more stamina, know what I mean? It puts me in touch with my inner caveman. There’s a restaurant near my apartment that’s paleo friendly. Maybe we can grab a bite there sometime, or…Hey wait, where are you going?”
And there were three Weight Watchers sisters who typed furiously on their phones and argued over their meals’ point values. Apparently there was some discrepancy between their various apps, and the sisters’ discussion was becoming more heated by the moment.
I’m past the point of being surprised by the wide range of weight-loss strategies—
some worthless, some crazy, some quite reasonable—being tossed around. In the past few years, there has been a tidal wave of diets washing up on the shores of our nutritional consciousness. Celebrities prance across our screens, promoting a variety of weight-loss schemes on talk shows and infomercials. Medical doctors star in their own syndicated television programs, exposing millions to weight-loss techniques, often unsupported by medical research. Other diets get traction on the Internet, racing all over the globe in social media posts, YouTube videos, and annoying spam e-mails. It’s hard to walk past a shopping center vitamin store without being approached by salespeople trying to pitch the latest weight-loss supplements. It seems that everyone wants a piece of the pie; the American diet industry tops $60 billion annually.
It’s classic information overload. You can’t blame people for being confused by all the diets out there, even as crazy as some of them may sound. I didn’t speak up to my fellow wedding guests that day, but it occurred to me they would benefit from some hard facts about the diets they so ardently follow.
So during the toasts, I thought to myself, I should write a book.
I counsel clients on these matters each week, giving them information they need to make the best choices for their health and waistlines. I find that all too often there’s nothing to the diets that are presented to me in my counseling sessions and classes. They just plain don’t work, particularly over the long term. And some of them are harmful, even potentially lethal. But it’s also unhealthy to carry extra weight on our frames. So how do we separate good diets from the bad?
In the chapters to come, we’ll take a good, hard look at the various weight-loss plans out there. I’ll pull no punches in my professional evaluation of some of the most wildly popular diets, both bad and good, of the past few years. And along the way, I’ll explore tried-and-true strategies for losing weight, based on my years of hospital experience, weight-loss seminars, and community outreach efforts. More often than not, the best answer is not a trendy celebrity-endorsed diet, but instead a few easy-to-follow guidelines that I’ve seen work in literally thousands of cases.
Enough is enough. It’s time for the madness—and the diets—to stop.
LISA TILLINGER JOHANSEN, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian who counsels clients on a wide range of health issues. Her debut nutrition book, Fast Food Vindication, received the Discovery Award (sponsored by USA Today, Kirkus and The Huffington Post). She lives in Southern California.

Her latest book is the nonfiction/nutrition/health book, Stop the Diet, I Want To Get Off!
For More Information
Visit Lisa Tillinger Johansen’s websites – Stop the Diet, Consult the Dietician and Fast Food Vindication.
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