*~Cover Reveal for Sketch by the AWESOME Didi Oviatt~*

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Sketch cover

Wow! Talk about cover love! I am so happy to reveal this unique cover of upcoming book by Didi Oviatt, Called Sketch. Today, I also have a sneak peek for you, so be sure to read on!

Sketch

Expected Publication Date: June 2019

Genre: YA Thriller/ Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Creativia

When the body of the local girl, Misty Crawl, is found dismembered in an underground bunker, the town is thrown into a whirlwind of panic and speculation. Times aren’t exactly smooth sailing with a depression in full swing. The spaced out community of farmers pull together as one, trying to uncover the guilty party.

Thrown smack in the middle of such chaos, is a group of teens. They’re known troublemakers, but have good hearts. Although they’re innocent, the local law enforcers believe otherwise, and the true killer is lurking far too close for comfort. Will the four be able to uncover the truth before one of them pays the price for Misty’s death? Or will the brutal killer strike again, attacking the heart of the four?

*Sketch is a young adult psychological thriller. It’s a quick easy read, appropriate and gripping for mid-teens and up, with no sexual content and some bloody gore. Parent’s be advised.

Excerpt

As soon as Steven’s dad, Robert Smith, pulls down the road, they look mischievously at one another and then take off in a sprint down the steps into his basement. Steven’s always wanted to know what’s locked away down here. His father told him years ago that it was just a room full of old newspapers. But, Steven’s always known there has to be more to this dingy looking door all locked away. It doesn’t take Chloe long to pick the lock. She’s getting better and faster at it with every lock she opens. The door creaks as it swings open, and there it is.

“Holy shit,” gasps John.

“This is the best day of my life,” says Michael.

“Look at the dust on all this stuff. I’ll bet this door hasn’t been open in years! No one will even notice if we take it!” adds Chloe.

Steven whispers in fear, “I don’t know guys, my dad will kill me if he finds out.”

“No he won’t, Red, I can take him,” jokes Michael.

Staring back at them from the wall to wall metal storage shelves are two small crossbows and an open chest of arrows. Along with old war paint, hatchets, a couple machetes, rope, and one box of newspapers setting on the floor.

“What the hell was my dad doing with this stuff?” Steven asks, more to himself than the others.

Steven’s dad isn’t an adventuress man, and aside from the yearly deer and occasional bear he shoots, he doesn’t even like to get out and do much.

“The bears are getting out of control around here,” and, “we gotta’ have meat to survive,” is his logic for hunting.

He doesn’t enjoy hunting as a sport like the majority of other men and even women in town. It’s more of a chore for him. Which is only one step away from insanity, in Steven’s point of view. Hunting is Steven’s favorite thing to do with his dad, aside from throwing a football.

“Who cares why he has this stuff!?” John says, always the planner of the group. “Let’s just take it now and hurry, in case he forgot something and has to come back home. We don’t want to get caught carrying it all out of your house.”

They grab as much as they can lift and head straight for the woods. Distracted by all the cool things, they don’t even bother to glance at the newspapers in the box on the floor.

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About the Author

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Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Sketch, Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, Justice for Belle, and New Age Lamians. Along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She’s also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can be found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, sun-bathing in the desert heat, along with watching the relaxing dance of a campfire plays an important part of her day-to-day lifestyle.

Didi can be found on her Website/Blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and most importantly AMAZON!

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Happy Easter Bloggy Peeps!

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Hey everyone!❤ I just wanted to tell all my favorite peeps in the blogosphere Happy Easter!🌺🐣🐥🐤 I hope everyone has a great day regardless if you celebrate the holiday or not. Much love from Dani!!!❤💛 Hope you love the memes.😋

The Space Between Time By Charlie Laidlaw Cover Reveal

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Finally, the much anticipated cover reveal of The Space Between Time by Charlie Laidlaw! Just look at it! Totally worth the wait!

The Space Between Time

Expected Publication Date: June 20th, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Dark Comedy

There are more stars in the universe than there are grains of sand on Earth…

Emma Maria Rossini appears to be the luckiest girl in the world. She’s the daughter of a beautiful and loving mother, and her father is one of the most famous film actors of his generation. She’s also the granddaughter of a rather eccentric and obscure Italian astrophysicist.

But as her seemingly charmed life begins to unravel, and Emma experiences love and tragedy, she ultimately finds solace in her once-derided grandfather’s Theorem on the universe.

The Space Between Time is humorous and poignant and offers the metaphor that we are all connected, even to those we have loved and not quite lost.

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About the Author

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I was born in Paisley, central Scotland, which wasn’t my fault. That week, Eddie Calvert with Norrie Paramor and his Orchestra were Top of the Pops, with Oh, Mein Papa, as sung by a young German woman remembering her once-famous clown father. That gives a clue to my age, not my musical taste.

I was brought up in the west of Scotland and graduated from the University of Edinburgh. I still have the scroll, but it’s in Latin, so it could say anything.

I then worked briefly as a street actor, baby photographer, puppeteer and restaurant dogsbody before becoming a journalist. I started in Glasgow and ended up in London, covering news, features and politics. I interviewed motorbike ace Barry Sheene, Noel Edmonds threatened me with legal action and, because of a bureaucratic muddle, I was ordered out of Greece.

I then took a year to travel round the world, visiting 19 countries. Highlights included being threatened by a man with a gun in Dubai, being given an armed bodyguard by the PLO in Beirut (not the same person with a gun), and visiting Robert Louis Stevenson’s grave in Samoa. What I did for the rest of the year I can’t quite remember

Surprisingly, I was approached by a government agency to work in intelligence, which just shows how shoddy government recruitment was back then. However, it turned out to be very boring and I don’t like vodka martini.

Craving excitement and adventure, I ended up as a PR consultant, which is the fate of all journalists who haven’t won a Pulitzer Prize, and I’ve still to listen to Oh, Mein Papa.

I am married with two grown-up children and live in central Scotland. And that’s about it.

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How Street Drugs Have Affected My Life From Personal Experience to Being Victimized by Other’s Addiction

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Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share about something that is not talked about enough and people aren’t aware of the effects of drugs take on the user and loved ones.

My name is Dani and I am an addict. I have been clean for five years ago but the life that I have lived still stains me and the wishes to escape never leave. When I grew up in different facilities as a minor, I was put on every drug under the Sun. It numbed me and made me a zombie and in a sense that started my whole problem. Even though these medications were prescribed, they took away all my sense of feeling, an escape. I had a prolonged history of abuse and had chronic health problems that caused pain so a doctor started pprescribing pain medication. I immediately loved the feeling of being pain free not only to the physical pain but the emotional pain so doses went up and then I was cut off and got sick. Horribly sick. I felt like I was literally dying. My body hurt so bad that I was crying. I couldn’t stop shaking and my anxiety was through the roof to name some of my symptoms. So I bought pain meds offthe street and this caused a horrible cycle. Without them I worried the sickness would come back and caused me extreme fear but the cost and the effects it had on my family was too much. I had to get help. I wasn’t doing anything illegal to get the drugs but every cent I made went to them to feel better and to be pain free. Then I had enough and said someone please help me. I found a clinic and was seen a few months later and have been clean since. It’s been a tough ride but know I can’t do that to my family ever again. It drives me now but at the same time I understand the illness and the feeling that you can’t stop.

After years of being clean I saw things from a different angle that pushed me to want to stay clean even more and that was the effects of having someone I try to help turn my world upside down due to drugs. I tried to help this person and in the end they stole everything that could fit in a truck valuable to me. Gifts that I treasured and inherited and things I was holding onto for emergency or my children’s college. Anyways this person got away with mostly everything I valued materially. Then I was threatened in so many ways. At first it was hiding things on my property and property damage. Then after reporting to the police I started receiving visitors and people stalking my house day at night. The police weren’t any help and when I did try to go to them it got worse. She has a friend in the police force and didn’t take kindly to me not listening to her threats. This was a year ago and because of all of this, I don’t feel safe to do anything and always have this debilitating anxiety. It was what I needed least during the year I had. It has been unimaginable to deal with but at the same time it has kept me strong still to keep being clean and never making mistakes I made all those years ago. I know this person is sick and even though she has turned my world upside down because of methamphetamine, I still pray for her sobriety and for her 4 children she has left behind because of this.

Sorry for the rambling guys but I received another call fromher last night and it’s been on my mind about how much it has effected me and maybe by sharing my experience will help someone. Drug addiction hurts all that are involved and I pray if anyone is will going through similar problems that they will persevere. We are all in this thing called life together.❤ I’m here for anyone whom might need someone to just vent to or whatever even if it’s not about addiction. Much love to you guys always!

*~Quotes About Strength~*

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We all need to know we are not alone in this battle. Sometimes we all need strength and we all have it if we dive deeper in our souls and decide to fight.

I hope everyone is doing well and knows I care about you all and if anyone ever needs to talk, you can come to me. I know I am not the fastest responder. But I always care and want to be there whenever I can. We all got this and you guys rock!!!❤💛❤

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”– Arnold Schwarzenegger

“The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.”– Ernest Hemingway
“I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”– Audrey Hepburn

The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC #BookBlitz #BookBirthday #amreading @rararesources

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The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health

In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity.

Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.

The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.

PROVENÇAL CHICKPEA SALAD

Makes 8 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Passive time: 12 hours

Budget friendly: Very

Per serving (assuming 1/8 of the dressing is consumed with each serving):4g protein, 12g carbohydrates, 15g fat, 2g saturated fat, 4mg sodium, 150mg potassium, 3g fiber.

We spent my 50th birthday in Provence, a life-long dream. My friend Angela showed us the Tarascon farmers’ market and made us an incredible lunch. This simple salad was one of many dishes that stand out in my memory from that bright, sunny day.

2 cups (250g) dried chickpeas

4 cups (1L) filtered water

3 stalks (65g) green onions

1 bunch (50g) fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

1 clove garlic

½ cup (125mL) organic extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons white vinegar (see Cooks’ Note)

1 teaspoon dried mustard powder

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Soak the chickpeas in enough filtered water to cover them for 12 hours (overnight). Drain and rinse.

2. Add the chickpeas and 4 cups filtered water to a heavy cooking pot. Set it over high heat and bring to a boil. Re-duce the heat to medium–low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Taste; the chickpeas should be tender to the bite but not mushy. If they are not yet tender, continue cooking and taste after another 10 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat, drain, and rinse with cold water. Make sure the chickpeas are thoroughly drained before transferring them to a serving bowl. Set aside.

4. Remove the root ends and tips of the green onions and finely chop them. Soak the chopped onions in ice water for 10 minutes to remove the sharp bite, then drain thoroughly.

5. Stem and finely chop the parsley and set aside.

6. Use a garlic press or finely mince the garlic, and then add to a jar with a tightly fitting lid. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard and shake until emulsified.

7. Add the chopped parsley and drained onion to the serving bowl with the chickpeas. Pour the dressing over and toss until combined. Taste and add the black pepper as needed.

COOKS’ NOTE: Once you have tested white wine vinegar and are certain it’s not a migraine trigger for you, substitute that for the white vinegar for mellower flavor. Prepared mustard is not on the Plan because it’s fermented and high in sodium, so dry mustard stands in. If you have never cooked dried beans before, please give it a try. It really improves the flavor of this salad to cook the beans from scratch. You can also cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker for great results. If using canned chickpeas, use two (15.5-ounce [450-g]) cans, rinsed and drained well.

Reprinted with permission from The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, Agate Surrey, 2017

The prize is a signed copy of The Migraine Relief Plan for US winner, or an unsinged copy of The Migraine Relief Plan for UK winner. Only 1 winner per blog so I will only draw one😄. Follow the author on one of her sites, follow me on here or if you already follow me that counts(I will follow back), and leave a comment on this post that you would like to enter and then your name into a hat by Wednesday the 20th and then on that day I will draw the winner! I will make sure to reference that you followed at least one of the author’s sites and one of mine as well!💙💜💚

Purchase Linkhttp://bit.ly/MRPlan


Author Bio –

Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA.

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/stephanieweavermph

Twitter.com/sweavermph

Instagram.com/sweavermph

Thanks so much to the author & Rachel’s Random Resources for this opportunity!

Lots of Love! You guys rock!💙💜💚😍

Free Kindle Books: The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot In The Grave by C.C. Hunter

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Click here for the free novel!

You can find my review of this book @ https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com/2017/10/31/the-morticians-daughter-one-foot-in-the-grave-by-c-c-hunter4-stars/

Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?

I hope to be back full force A.s.a.p! I am also going to give a full update soon. I had some issues with some cyber hacker issues. So had to delete and change a lot of things but because of unexpected kindness of you guys and others, I have been able to start turning things in life around. Things are getting better slowly but surely.❤❤ I am so thankful to all the thoughts and everything. I am so blessed for everything and hope I get my computer up and running ASAP. I will be h hopping around Dani style and getting my reviews caught up! Here’s to a new and better year! I hope everyone is having a great and blessed holidays.🎁🎄❤🎆