“Dragons of Kratak” by Ruth Anne Scott


Dragons of Kratak

by Ruth Anne Scott

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Romance/Colonization/Cyberpunk/Anthology

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#1 BESTSELLING Sci-Fi Romance Series now available in a Complete Box Set!

This complete collection has all the key romance, action, and drama to make you fall in love with the characters.
All 5 books contain strong females who come into their own and alpha alien dragon shifters with a hunger for passion and insatiable desires.

Book 1 – Rohn
Book 2 – Damen
Book 3 – Rahni
Book 4 – Fawks
Book 5 – Rocor

Warning: Explicit love scenes, epic battles, and piles of dragon shifters. Intended for mature readers only.

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“Search for Maylee” by Didi Oviatt


Search for Maylee

by Didi Oviatt

Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense/Crime/Psychological

Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do what ever it takes.

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Fibromyalgia and Fibrocystic Breast Disease

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Around half of the women with fibromyalgia report experiencing breast pain. Breast pain, or mastalgia, is something most women experience at some point in their lives, but women with fibromyalgia seem to experience the symptoms more intensely. And one of the most common causes of breast pain is something called fibrocystic breast disease.

Fibrocystic breast disease is quite common in women with fibromyalgia. And many people have suggested that there might be a link between the two conditions.

So, what is fibrocystic breast disease? Is it related to fibromyalgia? And what can you do to treat it?

What Is Fibrocystic Breast Disease?

Fibrocystic breast disease is a condition where the tissue of the breasts changes. The fibers begin to form cysts. And the cysts can change the way the breasts look and feel.

Often, fibrocystic breast disease doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms. But some women with the condition notice pain or tenderness in the breast. In addition, they may be able to feel the cysts under the tissue. They may even notice a dark-colored discharge from the nipple.

The cysts can swell with the monthly menstrual cycle, which can make the symptoms worse. So, breast pain that gets worse during menstruation is a good sign of fibrocystic breast disease.

The condition is extremely common. And more than half of all women will experience it at some point in their lives. In fact, it’s so common that many doctors don’t consider it a disease, but rather a natural change that happens in some women’s bodies. For that reason, many prefer the term fibrocystic breasts instead of fibrocystic breast disease.

Besides the pain, the condition isn’t really serious. Having fibrocystic breasts doesn’t increase your risk of breast disease. And it doesn’t lead to severe complications. But it can be an unpleasant condition to live with, especially if you’re already struggling with fibromyalgia.

Is It Related To Fibromyalgia?

A large number of women with fibromyalgia experience fibrocystic breast changes. And with a condition like fibromyalgia, which seems to be linked to so many other conditions, it’s easy to imagine that the two conditions might be linked.

But there’s actually not a lot of hard, scientific evidence that tie the two conditions together. Fibrocystic breast disease is most likely tied to hormonal changes in the body. For instance, women in postmenopause rarely develop the condition, which strongly implies that hormones like estrogen play a role.

We also think that fibromyalgia might be linked to sex hormones. The vast majority of people with fibromyalgia are women. That implies that there may be a role for hormones like estrogen in the condition since otherwise there’s no obvious explanation for the difference in the rate of the condition among the genders.

But studies of women with fibromyalgia don’t seem to suggest that they have higher levels of estrogen than women who don’t have the condition. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there isn’t a link between fibromyalgia and elevated levels of estrogen. But the studies that have been done so far simply haven’t established that there is.

More importantly, fibrocystic breasts are very common. And simply because many women with fibromyalgia have the condition doesn’t mean that fibromyalgia leads to fibrocystic breasts. If women with fibromyalgia were more likely to have fibrocystic breasts, then it might be a sign that there was a link, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.

Fibrocystic breasts are simply very common, which explains why so many women with fibromyalgia have the condition. The good news is that there are things you can do to treat the condition.

How Is It Treated?

In most cases, treatment for the condition isn’t necessary. But if you’re experiencing severe pain, which is often the case in women who suffer from fibromyalgia, you may want to seek treatment to reduce the pain.

Usually, basic, over-the-counter painkillers can help treat the pain from the condition. If the pain is especially bad, a doctor may be able to prescribe something stronger.

In addition, birth control medication can help manage the hormonal cycle that causes the breasts to swell.

Doctors can also help resolve this problem by lancing the cysts with a very fine needle, allowing the fluid inside to drain out. In rare cases, surgery may be necessary to remove the cysts. But this is usually only necessary with repeated cysts that can’t be managed by draining.

The good news is that with good treatment and management, fibrocystic breasts don’t have to seriously impact your quality of life.

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement intended. For additional information, please visit their website or consult your physician.

#Excerpt “Sanctuary (Titanomachy Series Book 2)” by Makayla Love


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“Hold still for just a second . . .” Victor Greene, doctor for the United Patriots, muttered under his breath. He filled the syringe with the contents of a MediPal bottle. My heart sped up more and more the closer it got to full. No matter how many times I’m stuck with that damn needle I never seem to be able to stop fearing it.

I think Garth might’ve seen something on my face that betrayed my apprehension. He pulled up the seat next to me at the table where Dr. Greene and I were seated and held onto my hand. The sudden sensation of him brushing his thumb in little circles around my knuckles was enough to shock my attention away from the needle. I thought he was still mad at me for what happened in the library . . . God, how long ago? It seemed like an entire lifetime by that point.

Yet there he was, holding my hand, trying to soothe me away from watching as the needle drew closer. Maybe I was wrong. It wouldn’t have been such a news bulletin if I was.

Dr. Greene put the needle into my vein and pumped the medicine in. A swallowed cry of pain hummed in my throat, fighting hard to get out, wanting to be birthed into the air. But I fought against it. I closed my eyes tight. I tried with everything inside of me to focus not on how much it hurt but instead on Garth’s gentle touch. On the way he squeezed my hand tighter and tighter with the progression of pain on my face.

Then before I knew it Dr. Greene took the needle out of my arm. “There, all done. See? Not so bad—”

“What are we going to do about the guard in our basement?” Mimi snapped, interrupting the doctor’s bedside manner. “I think we ought to talk about that instead of sitting here watching her get a MediPal.” She glared at Garth. “Are you quite ready to talk about it? Or do you still want to play nursemaid?”

“Come on, Mimi,” Walter said with a grin. He stood on the other side of the kitchen counter, drawing his fingernail along cracks in the marble. “Don’t be such a bitch.”

“Oh I’m sorry! Am I being a bitch?”

“Kind of a huge one, yeah.”

She flipped him a very unladylike finger.

Instead of being offended, Walter just laughed. “That helps.”

Just when Mimi pushed herself off the wall and started to charge at Walter, perhaps to fight, perhaps to scream in his face, Jack stepped forward. He put a hand on her shoulder. All at once she went rigid and I thought I saw a slight blush creep across the bridge of her button nose. “Okay, okay, let’s not fight among each other. Remember, we’re here to fight Bram.”


Title: Sanctuary

Author: Makayla Love

Genre: Steampunk / Post-Apocalyptic

Shiloh isn’t adjusting well to her new life in Ironbridge. Life isn’t how she always imagined it would be, and every day is harder than the last. Things only get worse when a small family on their way to a settlement called “Sanctuary” shows up on Shiloh’s doorstep looking for an escort the rest of the way. But Sanctuary isn’t all its supposed to be.

When they find themselves trapped, every second becomes a fight for survival. Can they find a way out before one of them falls to a mad tyrant? Or will their little group be broken up forever?

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Makayla Love is an aspiring Harley Quinn-esque super villain who has decided to spend her time between nefarious schemes by writing paranormal novels in her lair somewhere in the general Kansas area. She enjoys sit-coms and doesn’t have enough shelf space for her ever multiplying collection of books.


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“Walks the Fire (Prairie Winds Book 1)” by Stephanie Grace Whitson


Walks the Fire (Prairie Winds Book 1)

by Stephanie Grace Whitson

Genre: Christian & Inspirational/Western & Frontier/Romance

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Jesse King doesn’t want to go west, but her husband has never been all that concerned with what his wife wants.

When tragedy strikes, Jesse is rescued by the Lakota Sioux, among whom she finds unexpected peace, a sense of belonging, and the love of a lifetime.

A compelling tale of one woman’s extraordinary faith as God leads her from prairie schooner to tepee, from tepee to frontier fort and on to a growing state capitol.

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Army of Authors Blog Tour | David Tindell

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            On our honeymoon, my wife and I visited an exotic island. We had a great time as we celebrated the beginning of our new life together. Everything went well.

But suppose it hadn’t? Suppose something had gone wrong? And not just lost-a-suitcase, bad-sunburn wrong? What if my bride suddenly turned up…gone?

In Quest for Vengeance, it’s a year after the events of Quest for Honor, and brothers Mark and Jim Hayes are with their new brides on a honeymoon tour of Italy, the native country of Jim’s wife, Gina. The violence and danger of their recent past is behind them. In the city of Capua, a chance encounter with an old Army buddy of Mark’s leads to a festive reunion. While the guys swap stories at a trattoria, the gals make one last visit to the city’s boutiques. But there’s been one more chance encounter on this trip, and now that’s about to turn into the greatest challenge the brothers have ever faced.

Like the Hayes brothers, I grew up in Wisconsin, and like them, my two brothers and I wound up living considerable distances apart. Although we were never estranged, as Mark and Jim were, not being able to see them often created a distance between us that no amount of phone calls or emails could close. It’s only been in recent years that we have made efforts to get together more often. Our reunions have not been as dramatic as those of the Hayes brothers; we go to ballgames and museums, while Mark and Jim go to war.

Still, I don’t think what happens to Mark and Jim in the Quest novels is too much of a stretch. Mark’s military experiences are certainly not outside the realm of those for many of our soldiers, and while Jim’s encounters are somewhat out of the ordinary for the average American abroad, I myself have once or twice had situations overseas that could’ve developed into something a little too adventurous for my taste. Last summer, for example, Sue and I hiked the Salkantay Trail of Peru, and we never saw the armed guerillas our guide told us he faced on the same trek a few years earlier. But I had the feeling they weren’t too far away.

If something like that does happen to us, though, we can only hope we will face the situation with courage and honor. These are traits that are not inborn; they are learned, through dedication and self-discipline. Both the Quest series and my White Vixen novels feature protagonists who exemplify those traits. Yes, my fictional creations are highly-trained individuals, but they are not superheroes by any means. They are ordinary people who have chosen to train themselves to face whatever extraordinary challenges may come their way; indeed, to seek them out. Most of all, they have chosen to serve a higher calling. I don’t believe we were put here to simply meander through life. We were put here to strive, to achieve, to overcome our inevitable stumbles. When we choose this life, we are taking on challenges that will make our communities, our country, our world, a better place.

So come along with Mark and Jim, as they embark on their latest Quest.

You can find the book here: http://amzn.to/2HnlFfN