“Not of This World (Warriors of Risnar)” by Tracy St. John

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Not of This World (Warriors of Risnar)

by Tracy St. John

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Alien Invasion

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He was her savior, but she was his salvation.

Jeannie Gardner escapes from her captors’ clutches only to find herself trapped on a planet far from Earth. When she is discovered by a muscle-bound warrior, she must prove to him, and the Council of Elders, that she is not a creature set free from a lab, but a sentient being from another planet.

If she succeeds, they will send her home. If she fails, she will be executed.

Risnar warrior Kren Bolep is duty bound to protect his village from the Monsuda and their creations. But this small pink-skinned female is different, special. As the bond between them grows, Jeannie’s vulnerability invokes Kren’s protective instincts, and he vows to uncover the truth and secure her future.

But there is a bigger threat looming. The Monsuda are coming to get Jeannie, and they’ll use whatever means necessary. When Jeannie is taken, Kren is forced to choose—disobey the Elders and place his people in danger, or lose the only person who makes him feel whole.

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Fibromyalgia and Botox Injections

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Botox Injections for Fibromyalgia

Botox injections for fibromyalgia? Yup, you heard right. Are you looking for a non-medical treatment option? Botox may be a possible option for you.

Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that involves widespread muscle pain and tenderness. Fibromyalgia patients not only experience physical bodily pain, but they can also undergo mental distress because of it. The condition does not just cause pain, but it can also cause chronic fatigue and tiredness as well as other kinds of discomfort. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) found that 80-90% of fibromyalgia patients are women. The cause of fibromyalgia is still unknown, and therefore there is not a cure.

Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, there are treatment options. Here we will examine a specific kind of treatment option: Botox.

How do Botox injections work?

Botox has undergone scientific and medical research. It targets the specific muscles and stops them from sending the pain signals throughout the body. Therefore, your body does not register that you are feeling pain. In other words, Botox works because it ultimately weakens and stops the muscles from feeling pain.

In my experience, I have a family member who has fibromyalgia. She has used Botox as a treatment option, which has greatly helped her and helped relieve her pain. However, this may not be for everyone.

Pros

Depending on your condition, your doctor can recommend Botox as a treatment option for you. There are several pros for using Botox to treat fibromyalgia. Listed below are some positive aspects:

The Procedure is Safe

It is completely safe for fibromyalgia patients. There are very limited levels of the injections used, making it a safe treatment option. Although the risks are low, you can experience flu-like symptoms after receiving the injection. However, this is quite rare.

Non-medication Option

If you are looking for a specific non-medical treatment option, Botox may be right for you. It is a non-medication option, and it can broaden your choices for how you want to go about your treatment process.

Time Efficient

Although Botox does not last forever, it does have some benefits for the amount of time a patient can experience pain relief. However, it does vary depending on the patient’s condition. Pain reduction can last for up to four months, making it an effective way of reducing pain though it is not a permanent solution.

Repeated Form of Treatment

Your doctor may recommend that the procedure be repeated if you received a good experience with the initial Botox injection. However, do not receive the injections too frequently because it can lead to your body becoming immune to the Botox.

Painless

Botox is not completely painless. However, you should only feel a slight amount of pain when you receive the injection. This is only because the it is administered at the site of the muscles that are already in pain and can be tender. The pain is definitely bearable and the pain levels are moderate.

Cons

On the other hand, there are some cons that you should consider while looking at Botox as a possible treatment option. Below are some cons of Botox as a treatment option for fibromyalgia:

Trigger Points

Botox requires to be administered directly at the trigger points. In order to help treat the pain, the injection needs to be placed at the site where the pain is coming from. More specifically, it is placed where the muscles are going into spasm. Additionally, it disables muscles, making it impossible to apply it to the whole body.

Limited

The injection is limited due to its inability to cure all symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. However, it does provide pain relief, which can help positively improve other symptoms, such as mental distress.

Slow Start

It can take some time to be in effect. In fact, the pain will not usually be relieved until after seven to nine days after the injection is administered.

Side Effects

It is highly unlikely to experience side effects. However, there are accounts where patients experience more pain or feel pain at a different site. This is known as the law of unintended consequences. It can occur because it depends on the individual (sometimes there are good results, sometimes there are bad results).

Final Thoughts

Botox can be a great treatment option for fibromyalgia patients, depending on the individual’s condition. For more information, visit My Fibro Team, which is a social network for those living with fibromyalgia where you can have an open discussion with other patients. Another great resource is Pain Doctor online if you have any more questions. If you have any concerns about Botox as a treatment method, speak to your doctor.

 

 

 

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

“Mistletoe Magic” by Suzie O’Connell

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Mistletoe Magic

by Suzie O’Connell

Genre: Romance/Holidays/Westerns

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MISTLETOE KISSES
When Ty Evans stole a kiss from Shannon O’Neil under the mistletoe, it altered his hopes for the future, but that future isn’t likely to come to pass.

Shannon’s acting and singing career is set to rocket into the stratosphere, and Ty’s horse training business is gaining acclaim, pushing them further apart. It’s looking more and more like that reckless kiss will be the only Ty ever gets. Then a brush with the darker side of fame forces Shannon to question if she can handle the spotlight. She hopes a trip to Northstar to visit her brother will help clear her head. This might be the chance Ty’s been waiting for—an opportunity to convince Shannon that their kiss under the mistletoe was just the beginning of something even more wonderful. Just one problem. He can’t let her give up on her dreams, but if she pursues them, he’ll be faced with the choice of losing her again or abandoning his own dreams to follow her across the world.

STARLIGHT MAGIC
Can the magic of the stars heal a tormented soul? Single father Brodie Dunn aims to find out by putting his heart on the line.

Artist Celeste Dawson desperately needs a tranquil place where she can rebuild herself. Two months after her husband’s violent death, her career is in jeopardy and she can’t engage in the art that was once her escape from the world. She hopes a trip to Northstar will help her find peace. There’s no place better for healing, especially after she meets her charming new neighbor, ski hill owner Brodie. He suspects Celeste is going to be trouble right from the start, but he can’t ignore the pain in her eyes. On the saddest night of his life, he made a promise under the stars to laugh instead of cry and to help any wounded heart he comes across. He’s sure that philosophy and maybe a little starlight magic will do wonders for Celeste… if his apparent inability to take anything seriously doesn’t drive her mad first.

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“Free Falling: The Pointe Hill Series, Book One” by G.G. Wynter

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Free Falling: The Pointe Hill Series, Book One

by G.G. Wynter

Genre: Women’s Fiction/African-American/ Sagas

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First love, second chances, and secrets that come back to haunt.

After seven years away, 24-year-old Freedom Spalding has returned to Pointe Hill, Georgia, to save her late father’s restaurant from a real estate deal that could destroy everything he spent his life working for.

When it turns out her ex is the one behind the deal, Free is determined to fight him, vowing to do whatever it takes to save her family and the community she once abandoned. Even if it means trusting the man who broke her heart so many years ago. But just as Free begins to feel at home again, a shocking secret comes to light, challenging everything she thinks she knows about love.

If you enjoy contemporary fiction about love, family, and forgiveness, you’ll love FREE FALLING. It is the first full-length, stand-alone novel in the Pointe Hill Series. FREE FALLING is a Georgia Romance Writers’ Maggie Award finalist.

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“Welcome to the Madhouse: A Medical Space Station Thriller (The Grace Lord Series Book 1)” by S.E. Sasaki

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Welcome to the Madhouse: A Medical Space Station Thriller (The Grace Lord Series Book 1)

by S.E. Sasaki

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Thriller & Suspense/Medical/Galactic Empire

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In space, medicine can be murder…

Grace Lord, combat surgeon in training, has just landed her dream job aboard a medical space station. Attacked by a powerful gorilla-enhanced combat soldier the moment she steps onto the station, she quickly realizes this assignment will be far from typical. She treats the wounded space marines of the Conglomerate under the watchful eyes of stalking androids who all look alike and a mentor with a serious case of megalomania. Meeting a drop-dead gorgeous psychiatrist almost makes it worth it, until the station docks with a mysterious vessel…

The ship is void of crew. There are only some suspicious-looking oily puddles instead. Then Death comes hammering on the station with a flying fist. Before she knows it, Grace and her companions are on a race against the clock to find a cure for the greatest threat the galaxy has ever known before the medical station is blown out of existence…

Welcome to the Madhouse is a unique medical sci-fi thriller that will put you on the edge of your seat. If you like sci-fi that combines gripping suspense, laugh-out-loud humor, and unforgettable characters, then you’ll love S. E. Sasaki’s debut novel.

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“Poor Things” by Daniel Barnett

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Poor Things

by Daniel Barnett

Genre: Horror/Thriller & Suspense/Action Adventure

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Summer crashes to an end on a winding road. Just like that, football superstar Joel Harper finds himself rolling his wheelchair into a new school in a strange town. Soon he’s making friends of misfits, taking lessons in Iron Maiden, and trying to keep away from a ruthless bully with a penchant for switchblades. Little is he aware, something ancient and wounded has awoken deep beneath the tiny mountain community, and when it surfaces, all of Honaw will know its pain.

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Poor Things is Daniel Barnett’s third novel, following Longreave and The Safe.

“Children’s Book: The Adventure of Froblicious the Frog (Rhyming Picture Book for Ages 2-6) (Let’s Learn While Playing)” by Kelly Santana-Banks

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Children’s Book: The Adventure of Froblicious the Frog (Rhyming Picture Book for Ages 2-6) (Let’s Learn While Playing)

by Kelly Santana-Banks, Sougat Shee Shovo (Illustrator)

Genre: Children/Early Learners/Beginner Reader

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The Adventures of Froblicious the Frog is the first book of the series Let’s Learn While Playing.

Froblicious is a one-of-a-kind frog. He sings, dances, exercises, and has a good time with his friends. He usually sleeps during the day, and during the evening, when most of the creatures are taking a rest or sleeping, he has fun doing his colorful activities.

One day he woke up early, and as bored as he was, he set foot on another adventure. Poor Froblicious (Maybe not)! He tripped on a seesaw and sailed through the window of a little girl’s bathroom. The girl, called Ruby, wanted Froblicious to feel at home. But what happened to Froblicious? What did he think about Ruby? Was he scared?

In this fun rhyme geared towards 2- to 6-year-olds, children will enjoy the beginning of a friendship between a little girl and a silly frog while learning through play.

This story helps children:

    • Build oral concepts
    • Develop listening skills
    • Nurture imagination and artistic skills

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“Intercepted (The Playbook)” by Alexa Martin

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Intercepted (The Playbook)

by Alexa Martin

Genre: African-American/Multicultural/Romance/Single Woman Authors

7.99 at time of posting!

One of Amazon’s “Best Books to Read in Romance” for September 2018
An iBooks “Best of September” Pick
A GoodReads Best of the Month pick for September
One of Booklist’s Top 10 Romance Debuts for 2018
One of BookBubs Best Fall Romances of 2018

Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there’s a new player on the horizon, and he’s in a league of his own…

Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She’s definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There’s just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.

Gavin fights to show Marlee he’s nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team’s wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee’s return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation.

Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin’s relationship to survive the season.

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“Gaia’s Secret (A Pandoran Novel #1)” by Barbara Kloss

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Gaia’s Secret (A Pandoran Novel #1)

by Barbara Kloss

Genre: YA/Paranormal & Urban/Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery

FREE at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

Two Fates. Two Worlds. One Love.

Eighteen-year old Daria Jones feels trapped in the cow-strewn suburbs of Fresno, California. And with a father so overprotective he’s installed video and thermal surveillance down the street, she doesn’t get out much. Until the night he disappears.

Following the trail of notes he’s left behind, Daria gathers three things: a dark force is hunting her, her father’s fled to another world on a cryptic mission, and the only one left to trust is her ex-best friend, Alexander Anderson. The more she learns about her father’s absence, the more she realizes she must go to this other world to find him. And Alexander is the only one who knows how to get there.

Amidst a world of diabolical creatures, ancient magic, and bizarrely intuitive vegetation, Daria must find her father before the dark force finds her. But the truth of who she really is could be her greatest enemy of all.

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“The Lion and the Mouse Series” by Kenya Wright

THE WHOLE SERIES IS OUT!

#1 DIRTY KISSES

I knew one thing. He was the boss.
He walked like one, like he owned the ground his feet stepped on. Like he owned the air that we all breathed in. Like he could eat up the universe, if he wanted to.

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Someone killed Rumi, the Russian Mafia’s top washer in New York.

Kazimir, the head of the Bratva, has come to NY to find the murderer. They call him The Russian Lion, known for having over two hundred kills. By the age of twenty, the FBI placed him ten steps away from Usama Bin Laden on the Most Wanted List. To kill his washer begins a dark and deadly war.

Unfortunately, Emily falls on Kazimir’s radar. Her brother is suspected of being involved in the murder. To save her brother, she is forced to launder Kazimir’s money; but she’s a perfect fit for the job. Known as a con to others, called a hustler by many, she’s the best washer in Harlem, keeping low-key gangsters on their toes.

At first, Kazimir and Emily have a tricky arrangement based on fear and danger. Her working for him is like balancing on a tight rope. He’s a monster wrapped in a gorgeous package. Still, there’s an air of sensuality around him that makes her forget sometimes how terrifying he can be.

Sexual tension heats up between the two, but one violent night changes everything, pitting everyone against each other—Russians, Jamaicans…anyone in Harlem with a gun. Kazimir and Emily must somehow learn to trust each other before they end up being one of the dozens of dead bodies left on the streets of New York.

But there are hidden secrets and twists intertwined with Rumi’s murders. When the truth comes to light, Kazimir’s money won’t be the only thing that’s dirty. And, unfortunately, their rising attraction may not survive.

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#2 DIRTY LOVE (with bonus story DIRTY DANCING)

I’d found God in her eyes and a prayer in the subtle way she moaned. I found my soul, the spirit of humanity between her thighs. Devilish temptress or holy angel, I would have her all to myself.

Nothing could happen to her, ever. Not one scratch. Not one frown on her face.

I would kill to make her happy.

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From Harlem to Prague, Moscow to St. Petersburg. Kazimir and the Harlem Crew are ready to destroy all enemies in their path. But some foes hide well within the shadows, and not everyone that’s with them is a friend.

In Part II of The Lion and The Mouse, there are hearts to protect, blood debts to repay, and several deadly games to end.

From Erotica Bestselling Author of No Ordinary Love, Filthy Lies, and Power, steamy sex and mind-blowing suspense collide in this BWWM romance about a Russian mafia boss and the one street smart woman he can’t control.

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Dirty Dancing cover**The novel includes a bonus story called Dirty Dancing—a short story based on Kazimir’s cousin Misha and Ava, the black Prima Ballerina that he’s obsessed with.

 

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