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Monday, April 19, 2021

Vaping Saved My Life After COPD

Fighting for My Right to Live

Advocacy for Vaping


I know this is a romance blog where I share my writing and other authors, but I wouldn’t be here today to do that if it wasn’t for vaping.  As some of you might remember, in August of 2015 I shared my story on being diagnosed with COPD and using vaping as a smoking cessation tool.  It worked.  I was able to put down a 2 pack a day habit by using vaping as my nicotine replacement therapy.  The changes in my body have been unbelievable!

I’m able to sing again, sleep at night without coughing my lungs out waking up a hundred times, and haven’t gotten bronchitis or pneumonia once.  Prior to vaping, it was every other month I was diagnosed with bronchitis.  Vaping was the last thing I tried after:  Nicotine patches, hypnosis, prescription medication, and cold turkey.  None of those things helped me quit smoking.  When I went to the emergency room it was a huge wake-up call, getting hospitalized was proof that if I didn’t give up that horrible habit I wouldn’t be around.

This is much more than Big Pharma or Big Tobacco trying to strong-arm the FDA, our government, and the opinion of the public.  This is a fight for my life, for my right to breathe, to have an alternative that works for me to keep me away from combustible cigarettes.  Maybe it’s true that the long-term effects of vaping haven’t been studied to know how this is going to turn out in the long run BUT… and this is a HUGE BUT…. I wouldn’t have made it another five years without vaping.  So long term effects weren’t my concern because I needed something that worked RIGHT NOW!

There are hundreds of thousands of people out there just like me that can’t WAIT for long-term testing because they are DYING today.  I’m an author, but I’m not overdramatizing the facts here!  If they tax these products to where those in a lower economic bracket can’t afford to quit by using vaping, those people suffer!  If they BAN vaping, they essentially KILL those who need this alternative to smoking to live.  I want you to think about that long and hard!  Without vaping, myself, and several people just like me will DIE addicted to cigarettes when the answer to quitting effectively was right in our grasp but we stood by and did NOTHING!

Looking at things realistically, Big Pharma and Big Tobacco should be the real losers here.  They don’t deserve the right to kill another person with their products or their FAILED methods of nicotine replacement and Prescription medications that have caused people to have suicidal thoughts.  Research the truth on Chantix:  Suicide warning for Chantix and Anti-smoking drug Chantix linked to 500 suicides.



I KNOW without doubt vaping saved my life, and I will fight until my dying breath to advocate for it.  There are so many lies out there about vaping and I encourage you to research for yourself to discover the truth, not what the media is trying to spin-off for their agenda.  Get the facts, and please support my cause to Fight for My Right to Live by visiting these pages:


Friday, April 16, 2021

Tears of Crimson is Going Keto!

 


So, I've been on the Keto "lifestyle" for over a month now and it's been working really well for me. The lockdown has really played havoc with my weight, and health, and I knew that getting back in shape was something I desperately needed.  I wanted to share my journey through this, so I thought I'd create a journal of sorts online.  You can pop in at www.ketowithmichellehughes.club if you're interested in recipes, and tips to get you started.  I've lost 16lbs, so far!  

As some of you may, or may not know, I'm a type two diabetic, and what really kicked me in the backside was my sugar levels reaching 377 at my last doctor's appointment. I'd been in a funk for the last year, and really let myself go, both mentally and physically.  If you've noticed, I haven't released any books in over a year, and a big reason for that is I was physically exhausted.  I'm writing again, my mental clarity is returning and my blood sugar is now back in the normal range.  Keto has been a huge life-changer for me!

It's been a huge adjustment changing a lifetime of eating habits, but I haven't been hungry!  I think the reason a lot of diets fail is that you're always starving.  If you're doing Keto right, you won't have to deal with that.  I'm not a doctor or a dietician, so I don't know why Keto works to keep you full while eating less, but it does work.  I even have to force myself to eat these days, because I'm just not hungry.  The hardest part about this is coming up with meal plans (at least it was for me) and I've shared exactly what I've eaten for the last five weeks on the new journal blog.  No, I'm not charging for this information!  

If you're looking to lose weight, or maybe even help your type two diabetes, I hope you'll join me on this journey.  For me, this is a lifestyle change, not a diet, and you have to go into this with the right frame of mind.  Believe me, I was a huge bread, pasta, rice, and potato eater prior to Keto, so it is an adjustment period.  I've learned how to substitute those foods for healthier, and believe it or not, tastier options, and I don't feel like I'm missing out.  I've even discovered how to eat out and still remain on Keto.  Basically what I'm saying is, if I can do this, I know you can too.  I hope to see you on the blog! 


 

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Keto Krate Unboxing for April!!!

 


Can you say EXCITED?!?!?!  I got my first Keto Krate in and I think all my dreams have just come true.  No, I'm not exaggerating! It was like Christmas morning because there were so many goodies packed inside I just couldn't wait to dive in.  I know, I know, I have to watch my calories and carb intake, so I'll have to space them out, but the idea of having snacks (especially ones I don't have to make myself) can you say KETO HEAVEN?  I could so keep on rambling, but instead, let me show you what's in the box! OH!!! Before I forget, if you'd like to try the Keto Krate, I have a $10 coupon code for your first box:  https://glnk.io/ykq1/tocsflavors or you can use my coupon code:  TOCFLAVORS 






I'll come back and give you my thoughts on all these snacks, if I can keep my kids out of the box so I get the chance to try them.  My boys are trying to lose weight as well, so they are doing Keto with me. If they beat me to them, I'll get their opinions.  The family that Keto's together stays together right?  Really excited about this snack box, and I'll be working into my meal plan.  Wishing you all the best on your Keto journey, and if I can help at all, just let me know how in the comments below.  


Saturday, March 20, 2021

The Real Story About Vaping

 




In 2015 I was rushed to the emergency room, unable to breathe, choking as I aspirated food into my lungs, and convinced this was going to be my last day on earth.  I was hospitalized and diagnosed with COPD.  It was singularly the most terrifying day of my life, so I'll never forget the trauma.  The first thought that ran through my head when I could breathe again, was my five children would be without a mother.  After three days in the hospital, I'd had plenty of time to think about my life choices.  

Regret was at the top of my list because I knew at that moment, I'd failed my children who depended on me for everything.  Looking back now, I know I was failed by my healthcare providers as well.  There was an option they never mentioned to me that could have saved me from the diagnosis.  Yes, it was my choice to start smoking in 1985, but when I tried to quit smoking, they didn't offer me all the solutions.  I was told to use nicotine patches, those didn't work.  I was told to try Chantix, which almost killed me after putting me in a state of depression that made me want to take my own life.  Gums, hypnosis, counseling, in the years that led up to my COPD diagnosis for Chronic Bronchitis, none of those solutions worked and I returned to smoking each time.

The miracle cure for me didn't come from a physician, my pulmonologist, or any medical personnel I'd spoken with over the years as I fought to overcome smoking addiction.  What changed my life forever came from a friend I'd spoken with on social media.  She told me how this thing called vaping had helped her finally quit smoking after many failed attempts of smoking cessation.  

At this point in my life, I was desperate.  I couldn't walk to the bathroom without giving out of breath.  I had to sleep in a recliner because I couldn't breathe while lying down.  I didn't want to spend my life choking when I ate, and the depression was overwhelming.  The inhalers I was using would only give me few minutes of relief before the horrible feeling of not getting air in my lungs started again. I'd even lost my singing voice which had once landed me a spot on the Midnight Jamboree in Nashville, Tennessee, and allowed me to tour the United States with a televised singing showcase.  My life was falling out of control and I saw no way out.

I'd driven by a new vape shop in town more than a few times and honestly?  It reminded me of some head shop, and I brushed it off as some joke.  I was forty-six years old, a football/baseball mom, those types of places weren't for people like me.  My COPD diagnosis changed that attitude because I was desperate for anything to help me live to see my children grow up.  I finally took the advice of that friend who told me about vaping.  The day I walked into that vape shop was the last day I ever smoked a cigarette.  After ten years of trying unsuccessfully to stop smoking (I'd spent 15 years not caring to quit before that), I'd finally found something that gave me the chance I needed to succeed.  

The vape shop owner was a man close to my age (46 at the time) and I handed my phone over to him with the friend that suggested vaping on the other end of the line.  She told him what kind of setup to give me, an i-Stick 30 and an aerotank (an older mouth to lung tank).  He walked me through the process of setting it up and filling it with e-liquid (the liquid that is used in a vaping device), and I walked out of that shop using it, and never looked back again.  I'd chosen a custard-flavored e-liquid with 18mg of nicotine in it, and the flavor was really incredible making me want to keep inhaling the sweet taste. 

Anytime I'd think about craving a cigarette, I'd use my vaping device and that desire would go away.  In the beginning, I used it as a lifeline, vaping constantly to keep my mind off the cigarettes that were killing me.  No one was more amazed than I was that this little vaping setup was helping me not want to smoke.  Over the next few months changes were starting to happen, and I finally felt that I found the solution to my cigarette addiction because my health began to improve.

Two months after I started vaping, I was no longer coughing all the time.  I was able to lay down in a real bed, and not sleep upright in my recliner.  I wasn't getting out of breath walking to the bathroom.  My singing voice slowly returned.  The thought about picking up a cigarette was completely gone because I felt so much better.  For the first time since I was seeing a beautiful light at the end of the tunnel and knew I could beat this addiction that was destroying my life.

Six months after beginning to vape, my pulmonary function tests were showing such huge improvements that it was almost like I hadn't been a smoker all my life.  The inhalers were no longer needed, my oxygen levels were in normal ranges, and I simply felt better.  After three years my pulmonary function tests show the same lung capacity of a person that never smoked.  That was supposed to be impossible with COPD, but I'd found a modern medical miracle because of vaping.  In the five years since I started vaping, I haven't had a single diagnosis of Chronic Bronchitis, or Pneumonia.  Prior to vaping, it was every three months I was on medication for one or the other.

This is my real story about vaping.  The one the media doesn't want to be told, or the politicians wanting to be shared.  During my journey into ending my addiction to cigarettes, I've met tens of thousands of people that shared the same success story.  The vaping community became a family as I went through my journey, and I consider every single person that vapes, my brother and sister.  We come from all walks of life, and there are millions of us out there that discovered (without help from our medical professionals) that vaping can save lives.  I've talked to so many COPD survivors that have had the same success I have had.

My advice to you if you're an adult smoker, is to give vaping a chance if you've tried every other product and failed to stop smoking.  Vaping might end up being your miracle cure as well.  These days I'm an advocate for vaping because it's very hard not to support something that gave me the air I breathe back.  If I can help you on your journey to quit smoking, I'm always here.  My vision of a perfect world is where people quit blowing smoke and discover that there is a solution to the epidemic of cigarette smoking.  I support all forms of harm reduction, but vaping was what saved my life.

Reach out to me on Twitter, Facebook, or drop me a message here.  If you want to know how to quit with vaping, I will do everything in my power to help give you the same education my friend gave me many years ago.  You don't have to die smoking cigarettes.  There IS another way.  Thank you for letting me share my story, if you'd like to share your success with vaping, I have a form I'm sharing to get the word out to the world about how vaping saves lives.   https://forms.gle/XnjGSzPsMkgu2Gzk6


All My Love,

Michelle Hughes


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Strawberry Shortcake Keto Egg Loaf - Say What?

 


Let's face it, there are things you miss when you start doing the Keto diet, but with a little help, you can turn some of your favorite comfort foods into delicious Keto indulgences that don't destroy your carb count for the day.  Strawberry Shortcake Keto Loaf is a delicious way to make your mouth happy and still stick to a Keto lifestyle.  My TOC Flavors have 0 carbs, and TONS of flavor.  You'll feel immortal after making this incredible loaf for your breakfast or even as a snack.  So let's make Strawberry Shortcake Keto Loaf, Tears of Crimson style!


What you'll need:

  • 8 oz of Cream Cheese (room temp)
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 24 drops of TOC Flavors Immortal Embrace
  • 8 Tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of Monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons Lakanto Sugar-Free Syrup
  • 8x8 Pan
INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat your 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. Mix softened cream cheese,  eggs, TOC flavor drops, softened butter, Monkfruit sweetener, cinnamon until very smooth.
  3. Pour into a prepared pan.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes (or until the mixture doesn't jiggle when slightly shaken).
  5. Allow cooling for at least five minutes, prior to slicing into eight servings.
  6. You can eat it like this and use your 2 TBS of syrup to top it off OR you can fry this up in a frying pan for a more traditional french toast feel.


Saturday, March 6, 2021

It's Time To Stop Demonizing Vaping!


 

There are so many times I get discouraged in my battle for harm reduction, that I've wondered if my voice even matters.  I attempted to quit smoking for ten years prior to my COPD diagnosis while trying every pharmaceutical method offered by my physician, and even attempting hypnosis.  I would make it a week or so, then go back to smoking again.  Vaping was my miracle cure, and I just hate that it took being diagnosed with COPD to find it.  I was just like most smokers when it comes to vaping, thinking it was just another idiotic idea to set me up for failure, so I was very surprised when I picked up vaping and never touched another cigarette.  That was in 2015.

As most of my readers know, I worked as a respiratory therapist for eight years before becoming a full-time author.  I watched patients die, suffer, and fight to quit,  just like I had.  If I were back in that field today, I'd encourage every single one of those people to try vaping.  I'm sure I'd be fired, but I'd tell them anyway because I know for certain it works.  I'm not knocking pharmaceutical drugs like the patch, and drugs (even though Chantix almost made me kill myself) if that harm reduction method works for a patient, then, by all means, more power to them.  It failed me.  I am of the mindset that whatever works is the tool that should be offered.  For me, that was nicotine vaping.

I've repeated this story over and over during the last few years, how I no longer have COPD symptoms, and people that are against vaping, call me a liar.  I can tell you without any hesitation this is no lie.  I was diagnosed with Chronic Bronchitis for my COPD diagnosis, and I haven't had that since I started vaping.  For that matter, I haven't had pneumonia either.  Vaping was my miracle cure, so when people refuse to listen, it really breaks my heart.  So many people have been falsely misled to believe that vaping is more dangerous than smoking, and that's just a lie.  America has truly dropped the ball on the scientific discovery of vaping because they've been too busy following incorrect information.  

I strongly encourage you to read the UK Government article released this month about nicotine vaping, and the impact it has shown on smoking cessation.  Please follow this link to read that information: Vaping Better Than Nicotine Replacement  We as a country, should be leading in smoking cessation, but we are dreadfully failing and one of those reasons is because our physicians, scientists, and public health care sectors are not putting their time and effort into discovering how vaping can be a great tool in quitting.   Educate yourself, educate your physicians, educate the public.  Vaping is a great solution to ending the epidemic of tobacco related illness and deaths.

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Unmasked - Aurora Paige

 




Title: Unmasked: A Fairytale Retelling
Author: Aurora Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 4, 2021


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A cute and curvaceous executive assistant.

A sexy and smart tech entrepreneur and billionaire.

What happens when their paths cross at the masquerade ball? Will she tell him who she really is?

Ella

I’ve dreamt of being swept off my feet by a handsome prince and getting my Happily Ever After, just like in the romance novels I read. But I’ve never had a boyfriend or even been kissed. To be honest, I don’t think guys even notice I’m there. So, when I had a chance to be a mysterious woman at the ball and finally get my prince to notice me, I went for it. And notice me he did. But will he still want me after he finds out who I am?

Marius

When I found out my (ex-)girlfriend was sleeping with my best friend, I decided to focus all my attention on my billion-dollar business rather than try to find a woman to settle down with. But at the San Francisco Storm Masquerade Ball Fundraiser, I saw her. The perfect woman I’d been waiting for. When the clock struck midnight, I still didn’t know her name or even what her face looked like, but I remembered the sexy curves of her body. And I wasn’t letting her get away. I needed to know who she was. She would be mine.

UNMASKED is a steamy and sexy multicultural retelling of Cinderella, the original ‘One Who Got Away.’







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EXCERPT

My eyes widened. He wants me to go into the office when the door is closed? My imagination went wild as I thought about what would happen behind closed doors.

Marius would lock the door behind me after I entered his office, pushing me up against the wall as he firmly pressed his lips on mine. A passionate kiss that would take my breath away. He would pin my wrists above my head, then kiss down the crook of my neck, down my d├ęcolletage to my chest. Unbuttoning my top would reveal a black lace bra holding up my breasts. His eyes would darken with the intensity of knowing he could claim me and possess me however he wanted to. I’d always complained about doing his tasks and errands, but this would be an exception. I wouldn’t mind following his orders; waiting patiently for him to give me a task that would fulfill all his desires.

“Ella?” The deep, rich tone of a man’s voice startled me and my racy thoughts.

Dammit! It’s Marius.






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Aurora Paige is a healthcare professional by day and a FilAm writer of steamy contemporary romance with sassy heroines and sexy heroes at night. Each Aurora Paige story delivers a variety of Curvy Heroines, Multicultural relationships, Alpha Heroes, Steamy Heat, and a Guaranteed Happily Ever After.


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Monday, March 1, 2021

Destroying Vaping is All About Blood Money!

 



Written By:  Michelle Hughes

I've followed policies that deal with vaping since 2015 after it saved my life when I was diagnosed with COPD.  The lies revealed by public health and our government have been staggering to the point of complete disbelief.  From popcorn lung to big tobacco attempting to create a new way to hook the youth on smoking, it's been one lie after another.  Let's not forget how nicotine vaping was blamed for deaths from the black market either.  Time after time, these lies are debunked and the government and media add another lie to make people believe that smoking is even safer than vaping.  I can tell you with 100% clarity, that vaping is much safer.  

The majority of people want to believe in a government and healthcare system that works for the betterment of mankind.  Unfortunately, as we're shown over and over again, it's not the truth.  The government, pharmaceutical companies, and public health only have one goal, and sadly, that's monetary gain.  If you're not someone who has used vaping to quit smoking, the information I'm about to reveal here will be shocking.  It shows the utter corruption of government, pharmaceutical companies, and yes, even public health.  It's not pretty, and you may never look at things the same way again.



The Master Settlement Agreement was reached in 1998 with cigarette companies after it was proven that cigarettes caused cancer and were destroying health.  That agreement would pay a staggering 24.8 billion dollars in state taxes in 2018.  The agreement was put in place to help spread information about how cigarettes were destroying health and stop the targeting of cigarettes toward youth while educating the public about the dangers.  Less than 3% of that money has actually gone toward smoking prevention.  Where it gets even worse, is that states know they only make money if they keep people smoking so they can receive that blood money tax off packs of cigarettes.  In comes vaping, destroying their blood-sucking taxes.

In 2016, when the vaping market was really starting to reach the American people, and getting them away from deadly cigarettes, things turned dark.  Those making money off cigarette sales knew they had to do something to get that death money tax back.  Coming to the rescue of the blood money tax suckers, the FDA!  Since vaping was starting to encroach on their tax money, they needed to make vaping a tobacco product and vilify them to steer more people back to their deadly cigarettes.  That sounds almost fictional, but if you follow the money like I have, you can see exactly what they were doing and how that has played out over the years.

The false lies that vaping was created by a tobacco company, well, it is just that, a HUGE LIE.  The truth is, vaping, as we know it today, was created by Hon Lik, a pharmacist, who created the device for his father that was dying of lung cancer.  There were many others that tried to perfect this technology before and after him but weren't successful.  Read more about the real history of the electronic cigarette here: https://www.ecigarettedirect.co.uk/ashtray-blog/2012/05/history-electronic-cigarette.html




Let's get into a list of lies the government,  public health, and media have been called out on.  All of these have been debunked, and show further proof of how far they are willing to go to make sure you don't try vaping and die from smoking cigarettes.

Popcorn Lung:   Dr. Siegel explains this much better than I can, and you can read his article here: http://tobaccoanalysis.blogspot.com/2015/12/new-study-finds-that-average-diacetyl.html but the basic premise of this lie was a Harvard study that research people that worked in a popcorn factory were dying from popcorn lung.  The rumor began that inhaling diacetyl vai vaping was going to give you popcorn lung (even though diacetyl was found much higher in cigarettes and exponentially lower in some vape e-liquids).  The impossibility of a smoker (which again cigarettes contain 100 times more diacetyl than any vaping liquid) getting popcorn lung, was just that, an impossibility.  Even Snopes verified this data and you can read about it here: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/vaping-causes-popcorn-lung/.  Even with that information, many medical websites are still pushing that FALSE information to the public. Such as Healthline. 

EVALI:  Probably one of the biggest lies ever spread by our government and public health was in 2019 when they stated that vaping was killing people by some "mysterious lung disease" which has now been so completely debunked it makes the CDC and others that pushed these agendas look like complete frauds.  What was discovered,  had nothing to do with nicotine vaping at all.  People were cutting THC, (marijuana e-liquid) on the black market with Vitamin E acetate (an oil and oil is never used in nicotine vaping as it is known to cause lung issues).  2,800 cases were reported in 29 states and 68 people died from vaping illicit THC vaping products.  That should also be a wake-up call for what might happen if vaping is banned.  The black market can kill people and driving people towards it is a medical catastrophe waiting to happen! 

SMOKING VS VAPING: One of the biggest lies that have been pushed is that smoking is safer than vaping.  All of this information can be verified here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vaping-better-than-nicotine-replacement-therapy-for-stopping-smoking-evidence-suggests  the bottom line is vaping is still 95% safer than smoking cigarettes.  There have been 0 deaths from nicotine vaping.  In the United States alone 450,000 deaths are attributed to smoking cigarettes.  Vaping has shown more success than nicotine patches, and virtually every other pharmacy-related smoking cessation product. 



For me, vaping was a modern, medical miracle.  As a former respiratory therapist, I watched my patients die from smoking for years, and I regret that vaping wasn't a tool that I could have offered them since I left the healthcare profession in 2008 to pursue a writing career.  I also regret that I didn't discover vaping for myself before I was diagnosed with COPD.  I attempted using every smoking cessation product available to me, and none of them worked until I finally discovered vaping through a friend.  Physicians should be the lifeline for smokers who have tried other methods and failed and those caretakers should introduce them to vaping.  The lives that could be saved would be staggering if our government and public health would do the right thing and embrace this life-saving technology.

In the United Kindom, they have vape shops in hospitals and push vaping toward their patients as an alternative to deadly cigarette smoking.  America is supposed to be the greatest country on earth, so why are we FAILING smokers?  If you or a loved one are a smoker, I encourage you to reach out for facts (Start at https://casaa.org/), and not the lies we're being sold for monetary gain.  It's disgusting what public health and our government are doing to this life-saving technology, and I encourage you to share this with as many people as you know to get the truth out.  If our media won't spread the truth, then it's up to us to do it for them!


Friday, February 26, 2021

The First Time Gardener - Jessica Sowards

 


Available on Kindle Today in Paperback March 2nd


You’re excited to plant your first vegetable garden—but where to start? In The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables, you'll find the answers you're looking for.


Homesteader Jessica Sowards, the warm and energetic host of YouTube’s Roots and Refuge Farm, is the perfect teacher for new gardeners, offering not just know-how but inspiration and time-management tips for success.

Before you sink your hands into the soil, she’ll answer all those questions rolling around inside your head:

·         Where do I put my new garden?

·         How do I prepare the soil?

·         What vegetables should I plant?

·         Is it better to start new plants from seed or should I buy transplants?

·         What about watering, feeding, and taking care of my garden?

·         What do I do if bugs show up?

There are no stupid questions here. Everyone has to start somewhere, after all. Not only will you learn how to prepare, plant, and tend your first vegetable garden, you’ll also learn:

·         How to design an eco-friendly layout

·         How to grow with the seasons

·         How to maximize your harvest, even if you only grow in a small space

Jessica wants your first food-growing experience to be a positive one, and she’s prepared to go the distance to make sure tending the earth becomes your new favorite hobby.

A single growing season is all it takes to fall in love with growing your own healthy, organic, nutrient-dense food. With Jessica as your guide, you’ll soon discover all the satisfactions, challenges, and great joys of growing your own food garden.

This book is part of The First-Time Gardener's Guides series from Cool Springs Press, which also includes The First-Time Gardener: Growing Plants and Flowers. Each book in The First-Time Gardener's Guides series is aimed at beginner gardeners and offers clear, fact-based information that's presented in a friendly and accessible way, including step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations throughout.


Thrasher - K.L. Savage

 




Title: Thrasher
Series: Royal Bastards MC: Portland Oregon #1
Author: K.L. Savage
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense/Organized Crime
Release Date: February 26, 2021


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War can never be forgotten.

No matter how many years have gone by.
No matter how many roads I’ve travelled.
No matter how many women I lose myself in.
The memories remain.

And on top of it all, I have the Dear John letter memorized in my head I received the day of the bombing.
War and love can go straight to hall because I’m done with both.
The only solace I have is the club.
We’ve been traveling awhile now and it’s time to go home.
But before we do, I’m collecting my mark and hopefully Reaper remembers.
Because I’m not leaving Vegas without it.

Only, I never thought I’d want a beautiful blondie instead.
There’s a catch.
She’s off-limits because she’s The President’s sister.
Of the Ruthless Kings.
I don’t want love.
And I sure as hell don’t want war.
I’ve lived both and both nearly killed me.
But I can’t seem to stay away, and my terms have changed for the debt has changed.

I’m not leaving without Delilah.
The damn woman’s made me believe in love again.
And I’m not letting that go.
Even if it means I have to fight.

What’s that saying?
Nothing is fair in love and war.







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K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.

If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.


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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Her Shelter - Terri Anne Browning

 




Title: Her Shelter
Series: Angels Halo MC Next Gen #6
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: New Adult/MC Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2021


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The beautiful, ethereal creature ran across the road on my way home one night. I nearly hit her and ended up wiping out in the process. A little dazed, I ran after her…

And found her in the woods. Dirty and cold from living on the streets for weeks—but still so breathtaking, I was sure I was dreaming her.

Delaney is deaf, scared, and on the run from her uncle.

But now that I’ve found her, I won’t let anything hurt her ever again.

She makes me feel something I’ve never felt before. This tightness in my chest causes the beast within me to snarl unless she’s beside me. She becomes my obsession, my reason to get out of bed in the morning. She makes me want to be…better. For her.

I’m never letting this girl go.

No matter who tries to take her from me.







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Terri Anne Browning is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on bestselling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker... series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon's Wings. The Rocker... Series is now complete with 12 books and the occasional novella. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel's Halo MC Series, as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series, The Vitucci Mafiosos Series, and The Tainted Knights Rocker Series.

Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons---err, children--and a hyper Frenchie named Grunt.



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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

One More Night - M.L. Cranium

 




Title: One More Night
Series: One Night #2
Author: M.L. Cranium
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: February 19, 2021


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It was supposed to be a one-night stand, with no strings attached. But like any good story, it ended in heartbreak. 

You don't meet your soulmate in a bar… do you? A night well spent, followed by an unexpected day of cuddling and affection.
Something Jessica didn't anticipate.
Lines were crossed and boundaries were blurred.
That is until Jessica hit the brakes on a blooming relationship. Jessica is heartbroken. Allen is pissed. Will she find a way to get closure?
Will he be able to forget his blonde goddess?
Or will these two lovers get another chance to spend One More Night together?







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EXCERPT

I inhale the scent that has haunted me for two months. Strawberries. She smells like fresh strawberries.
My voice comes out gravelly when I speak to her. “Why did you do it? Just tell me why.”
She shivers when my breath passes over her neck.
“Why did I do what?” she says, confused.
My hands tighten around her biceps.
I growl in her ear, “Don’t do that. Don’t play fucking dumb with me, Jess. Tell me why you made me go away.”
Her body goes rigid, and she rips her arms out of my grasp. Her elbow slams into the wall, and she curses. With each movement, her ass presses against me more.
“Let me out of here, Allen,” she says, as she tries to twist her body so she can turn to face my direction.
I chuckle because it’s funny; she thinks I will listen to her.
“It’s not funny!” Jessica snaps.
I smirk, and tell her, “It really is. You think I’m gonna listen to you, but you’re wrong. It’s my way now, baby.”
She huffs and rolls her beautiful blue eyes at me.
She hisses, “Nothing is your way, baby! You don’t own me, Allen. I don’t owe you any explanations. And if I recall correctly, you’re the one that walked the hell out and didn’t think twice about it.”
In the process of her spewing her line of shit, her elbow flies back and connects with my stomach.
I grumble, “Stop moving.”
I place my arms around her waist to stop her movements.
“Let me go! Now!” she demands.
I grow serious, and say gruffly, “Do you know how much I want you right now?”
My hands move to her hips and I give them a tight squeeze, rasping out, “How bad I want to fuck you right here in this tiny ass airplane bathroom? The more you fight with me, the harder I get, baby.”
She releases a shaky breath as her body trembles. Jessica doesn’t say a word as I slowly glide my hands under the hem of her shirt. This wasn’t part of my plan. But fuck it. I’m drawn to her and her tight little body. I’m still mad as hell because she thinks she has the right to be pissed at me, but we can deal with that situation later. Right now, I need to touch her.
I don’t give a damn about myself. It’s all about her right now.






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M.L. Cranium is an alias for two best friends who always dreamed of writing smut books. They are fierce, loyal, and have the sassiest attitudes. Both of them survive their chaotic life with lots of caffeine and sexy book characters.

They enjoy writing Contemporary and Erotic romance. If you are looking for something quick but steamy enough to melt the sheets of your bed, then M.L. Cranium would suffice all your filthy fantasies at once.



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