“Branded by the Sheriff: A Western Sheriff Reunion Romance” by Delores Fossen


Branded by the Sheriff: A Western Sheriff Reunion Romance

by Delores Fossen

Genre: Western/ Romantic Suspense

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[Branded by the Sheriff by Delores Fossen released on Oct 16, 2017 is available now for purchase.]

In this classic book of suspense from USA Today bestselling author Delores Fossen, a Texas sheriff has ignoring what’s brewing between him and the single mother he’s been tasked with protecting…

Years ago, Sheriff Beck Tanner had believed the worst about Faith Matthews. Now she was back in their small Texas town, forcing him to question everything he thought he knew about her. And when the killer who’d murdered her family set his sights on Faith—and her innocent baby girl—Beck’s protective instincts kicked into high gear.

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“Three: Deception Love Murder” by K.J. McGillick


Three: Deception Love Murder (A Path of Deception and Betrayal Book 1)

by K.J. McGillick

Genre: Thriller & Suspense/Organized Crime/Legal

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Betrayal. Deceit. Murder.

Murder most malevolent. Every detail had been planned, nothing left to chance. Emma’s lover, a man with a murky past, wanted her dead. His accomplice had gone to great lengths to assume Emma’s life. A fait accompli.

To the world Jude appeared to be a savvy art dealer. To Emma Jude was her happily ever after, her future. There were no outward signs she was living with a man prone to abnormal and violent behavior. How could she know of his intrinsic evil or his deceptive plans? Then it happens.

Emma’s body double is found murdered and Jude has disappeared. Dr. Emma Collier’s world devolves around her into chaos. A chaos that drives her to the edge of insanity. Dark reality sets in as she alone is left implicated in his crimes. He has left her to pay his fare.

If you want a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat this book is for you. Black market dealings, murder, art forgeries, money laundering – this book has it all. It will test the limits where your mind can take you.

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Fibromyalgia and Men

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A lot of people think of fibromyalgia as a disease that affects women, but the reality is fibromyalgia symptoms in men can be just as severe. And the problem many men face is that they often have a harder time than women in getting diagnosed. That’s because the idea that fibromyalgia is a disorder that affects women is so widespread that doctors don’t always recognize fibromyalgia symptoms in men. So how do the symptoms affect men differently than women? And how do you know if you have fibromyalgia as a man?

Fibromyalgia Symptoms In Men

First, let’s talk about why some people think that fibromyalgia is a disease that only affects women. That’s untrue and often damaging to men who suffer from fibromyalgia, but the facts show why people might think that.

Around sixty to eighty percent of fibromyalgia patients are women (depending on the criteria used). While part of that may be to the fact that men have a tough time getting diagnosed or seeking treatment, it does suggest that women are affected more often than men are. Secondly, men seem to be affected less severely than women with fibromyalgia. So fibromyalgia symptoms in men are often not as bad as they are for women, though for many men they can be.

But while men don’t always report symptoms as severe as women, their symptoms are generally the same:

  • Pain in tender points. There are eighteen points of pain associated with fibromyalgia. Usually, these are near the joints and present on both sides of the body. You can get a full list of them here. And a doctor will use these points to diagnose you.
  • Mental Fog. “Fibro-fog,” as it’s commonly known, is a condition where people with fibromyalgia have a hard time remembering basic things or thinking clearly. It is often as debilitating as the pain when it comes to living a normal life. If you feel like you just have a hard time thinking clearly, it could easily be a sign of fibromyalgia.
  • Extreme Fatigue. One of the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia, extreme fatiguemeans that fibromyalgia patients are often tired no matter how much sleep they get. In addition, people with fibro have a difficult time getting the sleep they need in the first place.
  • Irritable Bowel SyndromeIBS is another symptom of fibromyalgia. Essentially, it’s a disorder that causes frequent, painful bowel movements. And for reasons we don’t fully understand, it seems to be associated with fibromyalgia in both men and women.

So essentially, fibromyalgia symptoms in men are the same as the symptoms in women, and if you find that you are suffering from these symptoms, you should see a doctor who has experience in fibromyalgia in order to get treatment.

And when you see your doctor, point out that you think you might have fibromyalgia. Your doctor may not have considered it. Just remember that it’s ok to look for a second opinion, but you should respect the judgement of medical professionals.

How To Cope With Fibromyalgia As A Man

One of the most difficult things about having fibromyalgia as a man is that it can be hard to find a good support network. Because fibro usually affects women, most support forums online or in your community are composed mostly of women.

While there is nothing wrong with joining a support community that is largely women, as guys, we know that we often want to turn to other men for support.

That means that as a man with fibromyalgia, you might have to go out of your way a bit to find a community that you fit into well when you are looking for support with your disease. Here is an online resource geared towards men with fibromyalgia to get started. And some googling should help you find a group in your area if you need it.

It’s also important that you be open about your feelings when you are dealing with a disease like fibromyalgia. Men tend to keep their feelings inside and hesitate to ask for help, as though it’s a sign of weakness. And when it comes to fibromyalgia that makes getting support difficult.

Just remember that there is nothing to be ashamed of when it comes to looking for help with dealing with your fibromyalgia. And there is no reason you should have to deal with such a serious problem on your own. Also, remember that you can find treatment for your disease at a qualified pain doctor. There is no cure for fibromyalgia currently. But there are ways to get treatment that will help you manage your symptoms.


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 personal physician.



He believes his mother has been deported. “The Sky at Our Feet” by Nadia Hashimi


The Sky at Our Feet

by Nadia Hashimi

Genre: Middle Grades/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Multigenerational/Runaways

This #ownvoices novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported. For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by 7s.

Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it’s hard to feel American now when he’s terrified that his mother will be discovered—and that they will be separated.

When he sees his mother being escorted from her workplace by two officers, Jason feels completely alone. He boards a train with the hope of finding his aunt in New York City, but as soon as he arrives in Penn Station, the bustling city makes him wonder if he’s overestimated what he can do.

After an accident lands him in the hospital, Jason finds an unlikely ally in a fellow patient. Max, a whip-smart girl who wants nothing more than to explore the world on her own terms, joins Jason in planning a daring escape out of the hospital and into the skyscraper jungle—even though they both know that no matter how big New York City is, they won’t be able to run forever.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “Creep” – TLC

Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “shadow”. 


Using shadow as a verb, I took a long  s – t – r – e – t – c – h  for the synonym – creep! Work with me here, people! 😀

Creep is the first single from TLC’s iconic sophomore album CrazySexyCool.

The lyrics are from the perspective of a woman who is aware of her boyfriend’s infidelity, and in turn, cheats on him in an effort to appease her need for affection.

It was the female group’s first #1 hit and got them a Grammy in 1996 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals.

Creep was the third most successful single of 1995, finishing behind their other hit, Waterfalls, and Coolio’s Gangsta’s Paradise.

Group member Left Eye was against this song being released. She felt it was bad advice to tell fans to cheat back when cheated on instead of encouraging them to leave. She threatened to wear black tape over her mouth in the video in protest, but instead settled on a verse in the song’s remix about the dangers of cheating. She can even be heard in the song saying “don’t creep if you don’t want to.”

The song’s official video is one of the group’s best, showing both their hip hop and grown’n’sexy sides.

See my Song Lyric Sunday selection on FeliciaDenise.com.


Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.


by TLC

Written by Dallas Austin
Yes it’s me again
And I’m back
Oh I oh I oh I yeah
Oh I oh I oh I baby
Oh I oh I oh I yeah[Verse 1: T-Boz]
The 22nd of loneliness and we’ve been through so many things
I love my man with all honesty, but I know he’s cheating on me
I look him in his eyes but all he tells me is lies to keep me near
I’ll never leave him down
Though I might mess around
It’s only cause I need some affection

So I creep, yeah, just keep it on the down low
Said nobody is supposed to know
So I creep, yeah, cause he doesn’t know what I do
And no attention goes to show, oh so I creep

[Verse 2: T-Boz]
The 23rd of loneliness, and we don’t talk like we used to do
Now it seems pretty strange, but I’m not buggin’
Cause I still feel the same, yeah, yeah
I’ll keep giving loving till the day he pushes me away
Never go astray
If he knew the things I did
He couldn’t handle it
And I choose to keep him protected, oh

So I creep, yeah, just keep it on the down low
Said nobody is supposed to know
So I creep, yeah, cause he doesn’t know what I do
And no attention goes to show, oh

So I creep, yeah, just keep it on the down low
(I think about us baby all the time)
Said nobody is supposed to know
(But you know that I’m gonna need some attention, yeah, yeah)
So I creep, yeah, cause he doesn’t know what I do
(Love you forever, baby, soul and mind)
And no attention goes to show, oh
(And you gotta know it, if you don’t give it, I’m gonna get mine)

(So I creep) Oh I oh I oh I, yeah
(So I creep) Oh I oh I oh I, yeah
(So I creep) Oh I oh I oh I, baby
Oh I oh I oh I, yeah

So I creep, yeah
(I creep around because I need attention)
I just keep it on the down low
(Don’t mess around with my affection, yeah)
So I creep, yeah cause he doesn’t know what I do
(I creep around because I need attention
Don’t mess around with my affection, yeah)

So I creep, yeah, I just keep it on the down low
(Oh I oh I oh I, yeah, oh I oh I oh I)
So I creep, yeah cause he doesn’t know what I do
(Oh I oh I oh I, yeah, oh I oh I oh I)

So I creep, yeah, just keep it on the down low
Said nobody is supposed to know
So I creep, yeah cause he doesn’t know what I do
And no attention, goes to show oh so I creep

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google, and YouTube.

“A Thousand Little Words: Poems of Life, Loss, Love, and Beauty” by Danielle Van Alst


A Thousand Little Words: Poems of Life, Loss, Love, and Beauty

by Danielle Van Alst

Genre: Poetry/Meditations/Collection

A Thousand Little Words is a collection of poetry written for anyone who has ever buried themselves away from the world and longs to be set free. Whether drawing on observations in nature, ponderings on the universe, examining the workings of society and culture, or processing a wide range of emotions, the poems in this book remain meditations on what it means to be human. From exhilarating highs to the heartbreaking lows of life and love, these verses will ensure that the little words written on the page will become etched in your mind and will awaken your sense of what it means to be alive.

A Thousand Little Words is a bittersweet and subtle journey through poetry that conveys as much between the lines as within them.

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“Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World” by Susan Hood


Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

by Susan Hood

Genre: Children/Biographies/Historical/Girls & Women

Fresh, accessible, and inspiring, Shaking Things Up introduces fourteen revolutionary young women—each paired with a noteworthy female artist—to the next generation of activists, trail-blazers, and rabble-rousers.

From the award-winning author of Ada’s Violin, Susan Hood, this is a poetic and visual celebration of persistent women throughout history.

In this book, you will find Mary Anning, who was just thirteen when she unearthed a prehistoric fossil. You’ll meet Ruby Bridges, the brave six year old who helped end segregation in the South. And Maya Lin, who at twenty-one won a competition to create a war memorial, and then had to appear before Congress to defend her right to create.

And those are just a few of the young women included in this book. Readers will also hear about Molly Williams, Annette Kellerman, Nellie Bly, Pura Belprè, Frida Kahlo, Jacqueline and Eileen Nearne, Frances Moore Lappé, Mae Jemison, Angela Zhang, and Malala Yousafzai—all whose stories will enthrall and inspire. This book was written, illustrated, edited, and designed by women and includes an author’s note, a timeline, and additional resources.

With artwork by notable artists including Selina Alko, Sophie Blackall, Lisa Brown, Hadley Hooper, Emily Winfield Martin, Oge Mora, Julie Morstad, Sara Palacios, LeUyen Pham, Erin Robinson, Isabel Roxas, Shadra Strickland, and Melissa Sweet.

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