#NEW “Fear Of Dating: Dating Just Got Serious – Book Seven” by Jacki Kelly

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Fear of Dating: Dating Just Got Serious – Book Seven

by Jacki Kelly

Genre: Romance/Suspense/Multicultural

3.10 at time of posting!

Driss Brahim thought he could take on the world. But a few years of solitude proved him wrong. When he finds his missing brother is living in the United States, he knows its time to reclaim his past. But when he arrives his brother is missing, and the woman he loves has moved on.

Maxi Mckinney has hit her stride. After leaving London with a broken heart, she’s working. She’s dating. She’s getting her life back together. One rejection doesn’t mean her life has to stop. Then Driss Brahim showed up, and she realizes she’s still got work to do.

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Describing Fibromyalgia Perfectly

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Living with chronic pain means hearing a lot of faux-wisdom chronic pain quotes from people who have decided they know what you’re going through. So you’ll often get “you should do this” or “have you ever tried that?” And the advice these people are giving out is usually pretty useless.

They simply don’t know anything about what chronic pain is actually like. So how could they know how to offer any meaningful advice? But there are plenty of people out there who have experienced enough pain in their lives to offer some really profound words of encouragement. And when you’re suffering from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, sometimes you really need someone to help you put your pain in perspective. So, here are eight chronic pain quotes to help you cope with fibromyalgia.

8 Chronic Pain Quotes

People assume you aren’t sick unless they see the sickness on your skin like scars forming a map of all the ways you’re hurting. My heart is a prison of Have you tried?
Have you tried exercising? Have you tried eating better?
Have you tried not being sad, not being sick?
Have you tried being more like me?
Have you tried shutting up?
Yes, I have tried. Yes, I am still trying, and yes, I am still sick.
Sometimes monsters are invisible, and sometimes demons attack you from the inside. Just because you cannot see the claws and the teeth does not mean they aren’t ripping through me. Pain does not need to be seen to be felt. Telling me there is no problem won’t solve the problem.
This is not how miracles are born.
This is not how sickness works.”
Emm Roy, The First Step

One of my favorite chronic pain quotes from author Emm Roy really sums up what it’s like to live with chronic pain from a condition like fibromyalgia, which no one can see. After all, that’s one of the most infuriating things about fibromyalgia. The way that people just refuse to accept that you are suffering feels so unfair. And this is a good reminder that just because your suffering is easy to see doesn’t mean that it isn’t suffering.

“Of pain, you could wish only one thing: that it should stop. Nothing in the world was so bad as physical pain. In the face of pain, there are no heroes.” – George Orwell, 1984

A much-quoted author also makes our list of chronic pain quotes. Shot in the throat during the Spanish Civil War, novelist George Orwell knew pain very well. And he understood that all the ways that people talk about enduring pain with some quiet stoicism are over-simplifying it. This quote sums it up really well when it says that, “In the face of pain, there are no heroes.” Don’t be ashamed when your pain gets the best of you sometimes. That’s what pain does.

“You just do it. You force yourself to get up. You force yourself to put one foot before the other, you refuse to let it get to you. You fight. You cry. You curse. Then you go about the business of living. That’s how I’ve done it. There’s no other way.”- Elizabeth Taylor

Famous actress Elizabeth Taylor endured a lot of pain in her life, having gone through several different chronic health conditions. And this quote from her really speaks to how you have to live with chronic pain. You have to force yourself to live in spite of the constant misery. There is simply no other option.

“When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Teddy Roosevelt faced a lot of adversity in his life. He grew up a sickly child and saw his wife and daughter die on the same day when he was a young man. But he overcame all of that and was one of our most beloved president’s. This chronic pain quote is a good reminder that you need that kind of spirit of resilience. You can’t fight through pain, you can’t overcome it, you can only endure it.

“Something very beautiful happens to people when their world falls apart. A humility, a nobility, a higher intelligence emerges at just the point when our knees hit the floor.” – Marianne Wilson

Of course, there aren’t too many upsides to chronic pain. And in fact, there probably is no such thing as a silver lining to this cloud, but this chronic pain quote by Marianne Wilson is probably the closest. It’s a good reminder that your pain can make you a stronger person. And in many ways, you have more depth of character, more capacity to endure, and a better understanding of the world as it really is when you’ve lived with chronic pain.

It doesn’t make your pain “useful,” as people often say, but it’s at least something.

“You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.”- Earnest Hemingway

This quote from A Farewell to Arms is a reminder that too often the only reward you get for enduring your pain with silent courage is that people forget you have pain. That doesn’t mean that you should try to complain more, it’s just one more thing that’s hard to deal with when it comes to chronic pain. And maybe if you know someone who is suffering, this chronic pain quote is a good reminder of how important it is to let them know that you know they hurt.

“In the depth of winter, I learned that within me lay an invincible summer.” – Albert Camus

This quote from writer Albert Camus is a poetic way to express the type of strength that comes from within, and makes our list of chronic pain quotes. When you live with chronic pain, you have to find the strength to live through it or you don’t tend to live through it. That’s where that invincible summer of positivity comes in. It’s not a feeling that the world will all be alright in the end, but it’s knowing that no matter what happens, you can endure it.

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” – Khalil Gibran

This quote by poet Khalil Gibran reminds us that suffering makes you strong in one sense. People who have never known the chronic pain don’t develop the deep reservoir of spirit that you will. And while that doesn’t make pain a good thing, and it certainly doesn’t make it “worth it,” it is a simple truth that you can take some comfort in. You are strong enough to endure the pain, so you are very strong indeed.



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

“Madam Tulip: (An Irish Cozy Mystery Book 1)” by David Ahern

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Madam Tulip: (An Irish Cozy Mystery Book 1)

by David Ahern

Genre: Women’s Fiction/Cozy/Mystery/Women Sleuths

2.99 at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

Out-of-work actress Derry O’Donnell is young, talented, a teeny bit psychic … and broke. Spurred on by an ultimatum from her awesomely high-achieving mother, and with a little help from her theatrical friends, Derry embarks on a part-time career as Madam Tulip, fortune-teller to the rich and famous.But at her first fortune-telling gig – a celebrity charity weekend in a castle – a famous rap artist will die.

As Derry is drawn deeper into a seedy world of celebrities, supermodels and millionaires, she finds herself playing the most dangerous role of her acting life.Trapped in a maze of intrigue, money and drugs, Derry’s attempts at amateur detective could soon destroy her friends, her ex-lover, her father and herself.

Madame Tulip is the first in a series of Tulip adventures in which Derry O’Donnell, celebrity fortune-teller and reluctant detective, plays the most exciting and perilous roles of her acting life, drinks borage tea, and fails to understand her parents.

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“The Hidden: A Fenris Lyall Tale: (Werewolves & Shifters Book 1)” by Ethan Sandlow

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The Hidden: A Fenris Lyall Tale:Werewolves & Shifters Book 1 (Werewolves and Shifters)

by Ethan Sandlow

Genre: Thriller & Suspense/Supernatural/Paranormal/Psychics/Werewolves & Shifters

99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!


Fans of werewolves & shifters stories are in for a real treat with Ethan Sandlow’s first Werewolf Novella. “The Hidden” which is the first in the series of werewolf short stories. This action-packed werewolf novella introduces Fenris Lyall to the world, and he is not somebody who is going to be forgotten in a hurry. If you like reading books about werewolves and shape-shifters then let this paranormal fantasy thriller take to where you have never been before!
Fenris stands head and shoulders above any werewolf who has ever lived. He has wandered the earth for centuries ensuring that anyone who discovered his existence, or his true ancestry was never left alive to tell the tale. However, things are about to change.

Even readers who do not normally read Werewolf books or shifter suspense stories have commented on how much they have enjoyed reading about the complex character which Fenris is. Read the reviews and see why readers find it hard to put this werewolves and shapeshifters book down once they have started it. If you are a fan of Werewolf horror books, and are looking for a werewolf mystery and suspense book which is going to keep you guessing right until the end, you are not going to be disappointed!

Fenris had been on the verge of leaving Columbus, until by chance he had caught the scent of the shifters. Undecided as to whether he should kill them or ignore them, he settled on the idea that he would wait to see what they were doing there before making his decision.

On finding out that the shapeshifters were there for the girl, left Fenris with a problem. He knew that the Faction had sent the shape-shifters to abduct the girl. It wasn’t his business but his curiosity had been aroused, why did they want her? Who or what was she? She certainly wasn’t a shifter.

The Faction had been hunting, recruiting and killing people with special abilities for centuries. Fenris had been cautious and ruthless in his attempts to prevent the Faction from discovering his existence. He was no ordinary Lycan, and if they were to discover that there was a werewolf such as Fenris walking the earth, all their attention would turn to him. He discovers that the girl who had got the Faction’s attention was a Psychic, or to be more precise, an Empath. Would he put himself at risk or walk away?

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“Alien Hunters: A Space Opera Trilogy” by Daniel Arenson

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Alien Hunters: A Space Opera Trilogy

by Daniel Arenson

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy/Colonization/Superheroes

99¢ at time of posting!

Bloodthirsty aliens are storming toward Earth. Can the Alien Hunters, a group of underdog heroes, stop them?

3 books + nearly 1000 pages of alien invasion and space adventure readers are calling “thrilling,” “quirky,” and “as action-packed as Star Wars.” From a USA Today bestselling author.

BOOK 1: Alien Hunters — The skelkrins. Predators from deep space. Creatures of claws, fangs, and malice. Riff and his crew are the Alien Hunters, ragtag mercenaries who travel the galaxy, trapping and removing cosmic critters. They’re just galactic pest controllers, not an army. When the skelkrins attack, will the Alien Hunters be the ones hunting aliens . . . or will aliens hunt them?

BOOK 2: Alien Sky — The Singularity. The day the machines gained awareness. The day they turned cruel. The robotic fleet swarms across the galaxy, slaying all in its path. The Alien Hunters–outgunned, outsmarted, outclassed–fly up to meet these killer robots. The battle between life and machine begins.

BOOK 3: Alien Shadows — On a dead planet orbiting a black hole, shadows stir. Some call them ghosts, others merely figments of the imagination. As these astral beings spread across the cosmos, the Alien Hunters stare into the darkness of deepest space . . . and find terror.

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“You Only Live Once” by Haris Orkin

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You Only Live Once

by Haris Orkin

Genre: Thriller & Suspense/Spies/Espionage/General Humor/

99¢ at time of posting! Kindle Unlimited!

From zero to hero…

James Flynn is an expert shot, a black belt in karate, fluent in four languages and irresistible to women. He’s also a heavily medicated patient in a Los Angeles psychiatric hospital. Flynn believes his locked ward is the headquarters of Her Majesty’s Secret Service and that he is a secret agent with a license to kill.

When the hospital is acquired by a new HMO, Flynn is convinced that the Secret Service has been infiltrated by the enemy. He escapes to save the day, and in the process, Flynn kidnaps a young Hispanic orderly named Sancho.

This crazy day trip turns into a very real adventure when Flynn is mistaken for an actual secret agent. Paranoid delusions have suddenly become reality, and now it’s up to a mental patient and a terrified orderly to bring down an insecure, evil genius bent on world domination.

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