“Scented: A Love Story” by RJ Crayton

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Scented: A Love Story

by RJ Crayton

Genre: Paranormal/Ghosts/Romance/Clean & Wholesome/African-American

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I have a special power, but no one would call it a gift. A curse, for sure. I don’t know how I ended it up with this … this thing, but I have it. It’s the ability to know who will die. A single whiff as they walk by, and I know the person is marked for death. And there is nothing I can do to stop it.

I hate this ability, this power, and everyone who knows I have it hates me. Well, only one person knows. My father. And he hates me for it. He hates me for knowledge I don’t want or know how to stop.

I’ve retreated into myself, knowing I can tell no one. But then, she walked into my life. And I know immediately that she’s different. She wears a scent, but not that of death. A different scent, an otherworldly one. And I know in that moment that I will stop at nothing to understand why.

Scented is a powerful tale about life, death and love, woven through a tapestry of characters with unique abilities. If you enjoy stirring, heart-wrenching tales with love at their center, you’ll adore Scented.

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“Prince Charming” by CD Reiss


Prince Charming

by CD Reiss

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Contemporary Romance

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Keaton Bridge is one hundred percent bad boy.

Cassie doesn’t need a boy and certainly not a bad one. Nope. She fights crime for a living, and everything about this guy screams trouble, from his charming British accent to his mysterious past.

And Cassie doesn’t do trouble.

Keaton’s got his own trouble. He’s trying to go legit, and an FBI agent hanging around is the last thing that will help his credibility.

All it took was one night of passion to sear her into his skin. Now he can’t imagine living happily ever after without her.

All they have to do is walk away.

But neither of them ever walks away from a challenge.

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Fibromyalgia and the Age of Onset

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“At what age do you get fibromyalgia?” It’s a question that’s actually harder to answer than you might have thought. The truth is that determining at what age do you get fibromyalgia is tough. And that’s because it varies so much from person to person.

See, there are a large number of different factors that determine at what age you get fibromyalgia. These include things like genetics, family history, trauma, and a history of having other diseases. But with that being said, there are a few broad trends we can look at to hopefully answer the question of “at what age do you get fibromyalgia?”

Let’s start by talking about some of the factors that influence how likely you are to get the disease and when.

Fibromyalgia Risk Factors

No one knows what causes fibromyalgia currently. But there are a few things that are known to influence how likely you are to develop fibromyalgia:

  • Family history. Fibromyalgia seems to have a genetic component. This fact is evident due to the way that the disease seems to run in families. So if you have a relative, or multiple relatives, who have fibromyalgia, you are more likely to develop the disease yourself. At the same time, if your relatives seemed to develop the disease at a specific age, it can give you a clue as to at what age you might develop it.
  • Physical trauma. We also know that physical trauma plays a role in determining whether someone develops fibromyalgia. And if you are involved in a serious accident or have a major surgery, your odds of getting fibromyalgia go up. And that also affects the age at which you develop it.
  • Other diseases. Having already suffered from other diseases can actually increase your odds of developing fibromyalgia as well. Depression, for instance, is strongly linked with fibromyalgia. Because fibromyalgia is so poorly understood, it’s tough to say if these other conditions are actually causing patients to develop fibromyalgia or if people with these conditions are predisposed to fibromyalgia as well. But the effect seems to be the same either way.

If you have these risk factors, the odds of getting fibromyalgia increase significantly. That means of course, that someone with a significant number of those risk factors is more likely to develop fibromyalgia at an early age. But that’s not quite the same as answering the question “at what age do you get fibromyalgia?”

So let’s look specifically at that issue and how these risk factors tie into it.

At What Age Do You Get Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is different for everyone obviously. And no one can tell you when you are likely to develop fibromyalgia. But we can look at statistics to see if there is a certain age at which most people develop symptoms. And it turns out that there is.

According to the U.S. Department of Health’s Office on Women’s Health, most people who develop fibromyalgia do so in middle age. Of course, this can be anywhere between the ages of 30 and 50. That’s a huge range if you’re trying to narrow down an age when people are likely to develop fibromyalgia.

And there are many cases of people who developed fibromyalgia at much younger ages. In fact, children can even develop fibromyalgia. It’s estimated that anywhere between 1-7% of children under the age of 18 have fibromyalgia or a similar chronic pain condition. And roughly 25% of fibro patients begin reporting symptoms before they are 18.

But we can use this fact to make a general statement about when you are likely to develop fibromyalgia. If we take that range and pick a point in the middle, in this case, 45 years old, we can construct an average fibromyalgia patient profile.

And according to studies, the average time between when someone starts developing the disease and when they are diagnosed with it is 8-9 years. Using this fact, we can deduce that the average fibromyalgia patient started developing the disease at around 36-37 years old.

So at what age do you get fibromyalgia? Statistically, the most likely time is around 36-37 years old. But we have seen that this number can vary throughout a person’s lifespan. And certain risk factors can lead to developing fibromyalgia much earlier. At the same time, you could have all the risk factors and never develop fibro, or develop it much later in life.

The fact is, no one can tell you when you are likely to develop fibromyalgia, which is why it’s important to be aware of the symptoms and keep an eye out for them. Don’t hesitate to see a doctor if you think you are developing fibromyalgia. Early treatment can help you avoid unnecessary suffering.


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.


“Escape from Samsara” by Nicky Blue


Escape from Samsara: A Dark Comedy Fantasy Adventure (Prophecy Allocation Book 1)

by Nicky Blue

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Humor & Satire/Dark Comedy

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Outrageous comedy caper guaranteed to have you in stitches!

“This book is HILARIOUS. If you’re looking for some humor and a fast read, definitely pick this up.”

Barry’s been patient, but after twenty-seven years of trimming hedges for people he hates, he’s had enough. All he wants to do is to find his missing father and to discover his inner ninja. But life’s not done with throwing him curve balls.

A fatal mistake catapults Barry into the adventure of a lifetime. With talking hedges, samurai ghosts, meddling psychotherapists, and an inexplicably non-linear time pattern conspiring against him, Barry must do battle to save his hide, unleash the ninja within, and rescue his father from an ancient army, a dark sorcerer and a raging inferno.

What is the mysterious Prophecy Allocation Department?

Where is The Before and After?

Even more importantly, Will Barry’s underwear hold out until he has saved the day?

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#Excerpts “Song for Jess: Prelude Series – Part Two” by Meg Buchanan




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Luke crossed his boots and gave the first line of the lyrics a go.

You’ve got me thinking….” growled out across the room, against the rest of the sound. He looked up at me. “Thinking with what?” He grabbed his crotch.

“Ha ha.” It wasn’t a great comeback. Luke smirked and went back to growling out the rest of the first verse. It wasn’t the way I recorded the lyrics. I listened to what he was doing. It was better. It sounded rougher, more guttural, darker.

“That’s great, Luke,” I said.

“Yeah, should work.” Luke grinned. “This is going to make people listen.”

I looked over at Adam. The music coming from the keyboard sounded right.

Adam stopped playing and looked up. He looked excited. “Is that what you wanted?”


Noah leaned the guitar against the couch. “Shall we give it a go?”

I nodded. “I’ll do the harmonies. We’ll see how it sounds.” I looked over at Cole. “Drums.”

He fiddled with the laptop. The first few beats started up and he hit pause.

“Tell me when you’re ready.”

Luke flattened out the lyrics on his knees. Adam was ready at the keyboard. Noah picked up the guitar. We were about as ready as we were going to get.

“Go for it.” Cole hit play.

We went for it.

It sounded all right.

“Again?” asked Cole.

I nodded. We went for it again. Still sounded good. The lyrics came from Luke like deep dark smoke. Adam kept the keyboard down to just glowing coals. Noah on the guitar was all blues. I thought it sounded unbelievable.

“Time to record?” asked Cole. He held up his phone.

“Yep.” And we did it again. I flopped down on the couch beside Cole when we were finished. He hit play. The moment of truth.

I could hear the growl in Luke’s voice, the smoking coals of the keyboard, the laid-back guitar.

But overall it sounded like shit.

Cole hit pause around half way through the first verse and we sat there silently. Luke puffed out a breath, then rubbed his chin with his fist.

“And that’s why we have technology,” he said. He was right if we were going to see how this could sound we needed to record each track separately and layer them.

“You haven’t got anything on that thing with just the instrumental tracks?” Luke nodded at the laptop.

“Yeah, but it’s all me playing. You’ve already heard that,” I said.

There was nothing for it. We were going to have to do this properly. “I’ll go get the leads and the interface. We’ll do one track at a time.”


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Last night when I sloped through the lounge, Mum was watching American Idol and there’s this guy on TV. All styled hair, heavy makeup, leather pants, and long coat. You need to visualize goth meets Matrix, to get the picture. I studied him. I wasn’t too keen on the bare feet. I thought he should’ve gone with boots, but it was a good look.

I went to my room and Googled the guy. I’d never heard of him. Probably why he was on American Idol. I printed off his publicity shot and took it to the hairdresser. She had her hair dyed red and piled on top of her head. She stared from the photo to me and back, looking doubtful.

“You want to be on American Idol?” she asked. But she went to college too and had heard the rumours. “You one of Collins’ crew this year?”

“Yeah,” I said.

She studied the photo again. Her eyes flicked, me, photo, me, photo.

“I guess you’re not bad looking,” she said after a while. “Nice eyes, grey, unusual, should work.” She studied me again, then the photo, then the top of my head, then the photo. She was acting superior under that fountain of red hair.

“You got a GHD?” she asked.

“A what??”

“Hair straightener.”

“No. How much?”

“Three hundred and fifty dollars,” she said, going to the glass shelf near the counter, picking up this black bag and pulling out what looked like an electric bread knife.

“Three fifty?”


I thought about that for a while. “Mum’s got a blow drier.”

“No good, you won’t get the look with a blow drier.”

I shrugged. There was no way I was spending three fifty on a hair straightener. That would take every bit of grandparent Christmas and birthday money I had saved up. “I’ll think about it.”

“Okay.” She got to work on the hair. After an hour and a half, my hair was straight and dyed black with a long fringe over my eyes.

She hovered over little tubes and pots like an artist then waved this wand thing around.

“I’ll use the smoky velvet. Should work with grey eyes.”

She got to work. When she was finished, it wasn’t me there behind the mirror with a long fringe like a curtain and eyes smoky velvet. It was Zac Coleman, singer, songwriter, future rock star.

I bought the GHD.


coverTitle: Song for Jess: Prelude Series – Part Two

Author: Meg Buchanan

Genre: Women’s Fiction / Romance / New Adult

Aspiring musician Isaac can make the violin weep, the guitar sob, and the piano talk of lives unfulfilled.

Jess dreams of becoming an artist and her paintings show real promise.

Once they get together Isaac and Jess are inseparable. They spend the summer holidays at her family’s beach house. They plan a life of travelling the world with Isaac making music and Jess painting. But when they return home, everything changes.

Will Isaac and Jess follow their dreams?

Can true love survive the choices they make?

Song for Jess is a bittersweet tale of love and loss, guaranteed to break your heart.


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Meg Buchanan lives in Paeroa, which is in the Coromandel in New Zealand. Her husband and a black Labrador live with her.

Meg has been writing for the last five years, most of her books are set in the Coromandel as it has a rich history and is spectacularly beautiful. It also has advantage beautiful beaches, amazing scenery and Paeroa has streets that already have names, couple of rivers and a mountain nearby, and neighbouring towns, so she saves time on world building.


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“Death of a Scavenger” by Karin Kaufman


Death of a Scavenger (Juniper Grove Cozy Mystery Book 2)

by Karin Kaufman

Genre: Mystery & Suspense/Cozy/Women Sleuths

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More than a few people in Juniper Grove want Maureen Nicholson dead, so when her body turns up during the town’s annual October scavenger hunt, there’s no shortage of suspects or motives. But when suspicion for the murder falls on Rachel Stowe’s friend Holly, baker extraordinaire, Rachel must get to the bottom of the mystery.

Convinced there’s no romance in her future with the town’s police chief, Rachel dives headlong into the case, ignoring his disapproval and risking her own safety. But will she uncover the truth before the killer claims another victim?

This light, cozy mystery offers a clean read with a female amateur sleuth in a small-town setting. No foul language, sex, gore, or graphic scenes of any kind. It can be read as a standalone, but it will be enjoyed more as part of the series.

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“Delta: Retribution” by Cristin Harber


Delta: Retribution

by Cristin Harber

Genre: NA/Military/Romance

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Delta is a black ops military team that only surfaces when commanded. Trace Reeves was the perfect recruit. Damaged. Heroic. Nothing to lose.

Trace was the best the Navy SEALs had to offer until his twin brother was killed-in-action. Now he’s one bad day from a dishonorable discharge because of a deadly obsession. Pain and guilt have blinded him except for the sweet relief he found one night in the arms of a fling he’d never see again. She was smart; the sexiest thing he’d ever touched, but she disappeared.

But when Trace’s one-time fling becomes his high-value target during a black ops job, the lines blur between her rescue mission and saving himself.

Delta: Retribution is the first title in the Delta series. Guaranteed happily ever after and no cliffhanger!

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