The Devil You Know, Part VI #52weeks52stories

Week 16! 😁


Connie Pierce stormed across the walkway to her apartment.

Walt Stokely could be such a dumbass!

She fumed as she slammed her front door.

It wasn’t a big deal. All she asked him to do was go into Gary’s apartment and retrieve her laptop.

And he refused, spouting privacy concerns and the probability of getting sued.

Walt has also proposed the idea the laptop may not be in the apartment but with Gary, wherever he was. He needed a better reason to invade the man’s privacy.

Connie wanted to smack the man. He wasn’t worried about privacy when she caught him outside her bedroom window.

via The Devil You Know, Part VI #52weeks52stories

“Meant to Be: A Novel” by Rita Coburn Whack


Meant to Be: A Novel

by Rita Coburn Whack

Genre: Literary Fiction/Saga/African-American

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In a novel reminiscent of the work of Maya Angelou and Ntozake Shange, Rita Coburn Whack tells the story of how a young woman’s spiritual awakening leads her to maturity and self-fulfillment.

When Meant to Be opens, thirteen-year-old Patience Jan Campbell is called upon to read and interpret her favorite scripture for the church congregation: “I think this scripture means that children know every shut eye ain’t sleep and every head bowed ain’t praying, so grown-ups ain’t fooling us or God. . . . So nobody should hold a child back from God just ’cause they may be having trouble finding Him.”

But a traumatic experience causes Jan to stumble and lose her “voice.” Unable to turn to those around her, she calls for her grandmother Hannah—who died before Jan was born—in prayer. Unbeknownst to Jan, Hannah does come, and through her wise eyes we follow Jan into her early twenties as she moves to the big city, goes to college, and begins a career. A reflective father, a misunderstood mother, a sage aunt, and two pivotal lovers all build emotional bridges that help Jan progress on her journey to womanhood.

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“Her Devoted Hero (Black Dawn Book 2)” by Caitlyn O’Leary


Her Devoted Hero (Black Dawn Book 2)

by Caitlyn O’Leary

Genre: Suspense/Women’s Adventure/War & Military

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Navy SEAL Dex Evans has a problem. His buddies think it’s a riot when they sign him up for a dating service behind his back. But who would have thought that with a profile like SailorBoy69 he’d snag a woman who was hysterically funny and gorgeous. Too bad she was also skittish as all hell. Dex fears that when she finds out his profile was a set-up, his happily ever after could sink to the bottom of the ocean.

Single mother, Kenna Wright was in way over her head. She’d spent years putting her child first while ignoring her needs. So what was she thinking responding to the flirtatious email? Luckily for her, when she is stuck on a project with Dex, he’s even better in person than he’d been on his online profile. But can she believe this sexy SEAL when he says he’s looking for more than a fling?

When one of her co-workers is murdered and it looks like Kenna might be the next one in the killer’s crosshairs, Dex is determined to keep her safe. But with a target on her back, it’s really hard to keep a shield over her heart.

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“Shifters of SoHo” by J.S. Striker

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Shifters of Soho

by J.S. Striker

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Vampires/Witches & Wizards

99¢ at time of posting! (LIMITED TIME ONLY!)

The Shifters of SoHo are powerful alphas ready to fight to the death for their kind and the women they love. Enter the deadly seductive worlds in J. S. Striker’s all new series.

Book 1: Jack – Jillian Jones has everything going for her: a great job, a generous salary and a peaceful life in the sought after neighborhood of SoHo, New York. One day it all vanishes and she is dragged into a world she doesn’t even know exists—one that’s too magical and too outrageous to comprehend. Soon, she’s caught up in a secret that would have many others running away. And there’s no person to rely on other than a dangerous man who’s too attractive for his own good…

Book 2: Kasper – Kasper has always lived a semi isolated life, something that’s a choice and a necessity at the same time. It’s all disrupted when a certain fairy comes marching through his front door: bold, feisty and offering a mission he has no choice but to take. It’s all standard at first—until one night changes everything between them, and he finds himself fighting not just the enemy but feelings he shouldn’t be having.

Book 3: Xian – Xian has always had one goal in life: to protect his tribe and do what’s best for them, even at the cost of his pride. His plans are already in place for the future of his kind until trouble comes in the form of a woman, one who’s human and too opinionated for her own good. But he might have use for her yet…so long as he can ignore those pretty blue eyes trying to reel him in.

Grab your copy at $0.99 from April 20 – 23!

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Fibromyalgia & The Best Cannabis Strains

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You’ve probably heard about people using medical marijuana to treat their fibromyalgia. According to many people who have done so, it’s actually a pretty effective treatment. Like with nearly any treatment, you’ll hear people talk about how it changed their life for the better and people who say it really wasn’t that effective. When it comes to fibromyalgia, everyone is different.

But we do know that cannabis has at least some benefit for many people with fibromyalgia. So how does cannabis deliver it’s medical benefits to those struggling with fibromyalgia? And what are some of the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia?

How Does Cannabis Treat Fibromyalgia?

You might be wondering how marijuana is such a miracle cure when the only other thing you know about it is that it’s an illegal street drug. Well, the truth is that it’s hardly a miracle cure. Its efficacy varies widely among different condition and people, but it definitely seems to be useful to a lot of people when it comes to treating fibromyalgia.

That’s because marijuana is full of cannabidiol (or CBD), a compound that is shown to have numerous medical benefits. And unlike the other active compound in marijuana, THC, cannabidiol doesn’t leave you feeling high like smoking a plain old joint would. As a result, lots of people uses CBD derived products like oils or supplements instead of smoking their medical marijuana.

And the CBD in marijuana is proven to reduce pain in people with fibromyalgia without any significant side effects when taken as a high-quality CBD oil or capsule. But if you’re more into the idea of smoking your medication, and don’t mind the potential for getting high, you can get a CBD heavy cannabis strain that will be just as effective.

What Are The Best Cannabis Strains For Fibromyalgia?

When you’re choosing the some of the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia, you want strains that have a high CBD content. Medical marijuana is typically judged by the ratio between THC and CBD that it contains. Whereas someone smoking marijuana for the mind-altering effects usually looks for strains with the high THC content, if you just want something to cure your pain without side effects, then the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia have a lower THC content and higher CBD content.

So with that in mind, here are some to consider:


ACDC is one of the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia because it has such a high TCB content. In fact, the TCB has been measured in this strain at close to 19%. That means it actually doesn’t produce any psychoactive effects. So you could actually smoke this for the medical benefits and not get high at all.

So if you’re the kind of person who doesn’t respond well to marijuana but wants the medical benefits, ACDC is a great choice.


Harlequin is another high CBD content strain, which makes it one of the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia. In addition, despite being a sativa-dominant strain, it’s also a very relaxing strain of cannabis to smoke, and the low THC means you won’t get high from it. So it’s great for relaxing without any of the paranoia-inducing effects of a traditional Sativa based marijuana strain.

Redwood Kush

The Redwood Kush strain is a heavy Indica-based strain. And that’s what makes it one of the best cannabis strains for fibromyalgia. While that means you won’t have the feeling of alertness that you would get from a Sativa, it also makes this strain great for fighting that fibromyalgia-induced insomnia that makes it hard to get a good night’s rest. Redwood Kush is also used to treat headaches and migraines, as well as body and muscle pain. Additionally, if you’re a fibro patient for whom the loss of appetite is a problem, Redwood Kush is known for giving people the munchies.

The THC content is a little higher, but the lack of Sativa means you are less likely to get that paranoid feeling that often accompanies marijuana.


Dynamite is a slightly higher THC content strain, which means you will be getting high from smoking it, but it also has a lot of CBD in it, which helps manage pain. And in additional fact that this is an Indica-based strain means that it will have a calming effect, soothing your nerves as it helps fight your chronic pain from fibromyalgia. So it’s great for relaxing or trying to get to sleep in spite of fibro pain. And, perhaps just as importantly, Dynamite has been used to treat stress and depression, which too many fibro patients are afflicted with.

But no matter which strain you choose, you should be fine as long as you get a good product with plenty of CBD in it.


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“BlogTour “Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat Series Book 1)” by Zoe Kalo

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DOTS coverTitle: Daughter of the Sun (Cult of the Cat series, Book 1)

Author: Zoe Kalo

Genre: YA Contemporary/Egyptian Mythological/Fantasy/Paranormal

Word count: 93,000 words / 330 pages


Mystery, adventure, a hint of romance, and the delicious sweep of magic…

16-year-old Trinity leads a quiet life until fate takes her to the Island of Cats.

As Trinity tries to solve the mystery of an ancient papyrus, she’s pulled into a vortex of bloody sacrifices, evil curses, and a prophecy that points to a horrifying destiny.

The author is giving away the first book in the series for FREE to readers who sign up for her mailing list on her website at


“This was an amazing story!” –Hot Off the Shelves

“Wow- this book was a stunning, magnificent adventure!” –The Recipe Fairy

“If you are looking for a Young Adult Fantasy book that is different from the norm, then look no further. Daughter of the Sun is full of Egyptian mythology, with layer upon layer of mystery just waiting to be uncovered.” –Archaeolibrarian

About ZoeZoe Kalo

Storyteller at heart…

A certified bookworm and ailurophile, Zoe Kalo has always been obsessed with books and reading. The pleasure of writing and sharing her fantasy worlds has remained. Today, Zoe passes her stories to you with lots of mystery, adventure, a hint of romance, and the delicious sweep of magic.

Currently, she balances writing with spending time with her family, taking care of her clowder of cats, and searching for the perfect bottle of pinot noir.


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“Perfectly Perfect” by Stanley Williams

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Perfectly Perfect

by Stanley Williams

Genre: Romantic Suspense

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Working undercover for the FBI doesn’t bode well for a love life

When the deputy director of the FBI offers Nicole Riley the case of her career to infiltrate the local Mafia, she jumps at the opportunity, and the promised promotion. Falling in love while undercover wasn’t part of the plan.

Jonathan Turner is everything she wants, except it’s not her name he whispers in the dark, not her real life he is actually a part of. Playing the part of a drug runner doesn’t leave room for heart to heart, and looking twice at a crime boss is a surefire way for a protective lover to end up dead.

Pulling out of the case will jeopardize what little evidence the FBI has got, and keep a ruthless killer on the streets. She could come clean with Jonathan… but love doesn’t protect you when you’re dead.

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“The Poet’s Dog” by Patricia MacLachlan


The Poet’s Dog

by Patricia MacLachlan

Genre: Children’s Books/Animals/Growing Up & Facts of Life/Siblings

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From Newbery Medal winner Patricia MacLachlan comes a poignant story about two children, a poet, and a dog and how they help one another survive loss and recapture love.

Teddy is a gifted dog. Raised in a cabin by a poet named Sylvan, he grew up listening to sonnets read aloud and the comforting clicking of a keyboard. Although Teddy understands words, Sylvan always told him there are only two kinds of people in the world who can hear Teddy speak: poets and children.

Then one day Teddy learns that Sylvan was right. When Teddy finds Nickel and Flora trapped in a snowstorm, he tells them that he will bring them home—and they understand him. The children are afraid of the howling wind, but not of Teddy’s words. They follow him to a cabin in the woods, where the dog used to live with Sylvan . . . only now his owner is gone.

As they hole up in the cabin for shelter, Teddy is flooded with memories of Sylvan. What will Teddy do when his new friends go home? Can they help one another find what they have lost?

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Song Lyric Sunday | “If My Sister’s in Trouble” by Lady Soul

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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 “brother/sister.”


I have five sisters and this has been one of our anthems ever since it appeared on a movie soundtrack.

From 1992’s Whoopie Goldberg blockbuster, Sister Act, If My Sister’s in Trouble not only appeared on the soundtrack, but if you were one of the millions who purchased the movie on VHSand the crowd gasps in horror! – the music video played before the movie!

Sung by the three-woman group, Lady Soul, If My Sister’s in Trouble was not written for Sister Act. It was a cover of Jeffrey Osborne’s If My Brother’s in Trouble, released two years earlier on his Only Human album. Shocker, right? The song is absolutely perfect for the movie. Unfortunately, Lady Soul didn’t last long and disbanded soon after releasing the tune as a single only.

The video is another winner! Lady Soul is joined by cast members Kathy Najimy (Sister Mary Patrick), Wendy Makkena (Sister Mary Robert) and awesome veteran actress Mary Wickes (Sister Mary Lazarus) in a montage of the song, movie clips, and great dead-pan looks from Mary Wickes!

Turn your speakers up – time to chair dance! 😀


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If My Sister’s in Trouble

by Lady Soul

Written by David Barratt and William John Clift

 Do you ever feel it
When people get unkind
You can hear it in their voices
They get poison on their mindsThough ignorance
Should never be excused
I’ll do my best
To pick up their attitudesI’m moving away again
But there’s one thing
That will make me take a stand

If my sister’s in trouble
I will always help her out
If my sister’s in trouble
I will turn the world around
I will fight for her right
No matter where the trouble seems to lie
If my sister’s in trouble so am I
If my sister’s in trouble so am I
So am I

All across the land
Young people are walking blind
But if the heat comes down
I’ll be standing by your side

For I am there for you
Like you are there for me
Nothing feels as good
As a sister’s loyalty

I’m talking about family
What my sister means to me

If my sister’s in trouble
I will always help her out
If my sister’s in trouble
I will turn the world around
I will fight for her rights
No matter where the problem seems to lie
If my sister’s in trouble so am I
If my sister’s in trouble so am I
So am I

I’ll be there for you
Just reach out your hands
And I’m gonna pull you through

I’m talking about family
And what my sister means to me

If my sister’s in trouble
I will always help her out
If my sister’s in trouble
I’m gonna turn the world around
I will fight for her rights
No matter where the problem seems to lie
If my sister’s in trouble so am I

I’m talking about my sister
My sister, my sister
You’re in trouble so am I
So am I, so am I

I will be there
If you’re in trouble
Reach out your hands
Call on me sister
I will be there
If you’re in trouble
Reach out your hands
Call on me sister
I will be there
If you’re in trouble



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