Welcome to the first author update this week and the first featured author is Toni Pike who has recently published The One Way Diet.
Are you searching for the pathway to weight loss?
This is a no-nonsense guide to finding the slender person you dream about, with simple advice on how to lose weight by focusing on your goals. THE ONE WAY DIET is not just a healthy eating plan, but is also about coping with every aspect of your weight loss journey.
People often say to me now that I’m lucky because I don’t have to worry about my weight. How wrong they are! Five years ago, I lost more than thirty kilograms after a lifetime of weight problems. Every day since then, I make the lifestyle choice to stay slim.
I call this THE ONE WAY DIET because, when I followed this method, my weight moved in one direction only until I reached my goal weight of sixty kilograms. I’m giving you the benefit of my personal experience about weight loss, but there are no wild theories in this book. All you will find here is useful information and powerful inspiration.
You’ll find out why most people gain weight and what I believe is the most effective way to lose it. Discover how to keep yourself motivated and how to cope with the challenges of everyday life. Be prepared for each stage of your weight loss journey and learn how to avoid a weight loss plateau.
If your dream is to lose weight, then this book will give you the tools that you need to succeed.
Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/One-Way-Diet-pathway-weight-ebook/dp/B078B64JX2
Also by Toni Pike
A recent review on Goodreads for The Magus Covenant – Book 1 The Jonathan Fletcher Mystery Thriller Series.
Great biblical fiction – This story was a cleverly crafted fictional work that expertly intertwined many characters to make a fulfilling and intriguing start as the first of many new books in series By Toni Pike embarks on a tantalizing new series which is well written and excellent by an exquisite author who I look forward to reading every book in her new series.
Find out more about Toni Pike, read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Toni-Pike/e/B009I70E8Y
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Toni-Pike/e/B009I70E8Y
Read more reviews on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14736589.Toni_Pike
For more information on Toni connect via her website: https://tonipike.com/
The next author is Deanie Humphrys-Dunne with a new review for her memoir – My Life at Sweetbriar: A Life Changed by Horses.
What if you grew up on a horse farm and your single passion was to become a champion horseback rider? The problem is, you were born with a disability. Doctors tell your parents you’ll never walk, let alone ride. What will happen next? What does her dad do that changes her life? Will a failed racehorse and a handicapped girl become a winning team? This is the author’s true story of her journey. Even if Deanie prevails, will she find exactly the right horse to help her win?
A recent review for the book
This children’s chapter book is truly an inspiration. The author was born with a disability that impacted her ability to walk. As a young girl growing up on a horse farm, she wished that she could ride and jump and win horse shows. Her Daddy, being her biggest fan, helped her overcome her fears and various horses in her life improved her self-confidence. With a lot of practice and perseverance, she made her dreams come true. This book teaches children about following their dreams no matter what disability, fear, or obstacle they may have. While reading the book, I felt like I was right there with the author cheering her on. I love that she included pictures of herself, her family, and her horses. This is a great book for children about never giving up.
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Sweetbrier-Changed-Horses-ebook/dp/B0711P67DM
Also by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Deanie-Humphrys-Dunne/e/B003FFS15S
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Deanie-Humphrys-Dunne/e/B003FFS15
Follow Deanie Humphrys- Dunne on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3309880.Deanie_Humphrys_Dunne
Connect to Deanie on her website: http://www.childrensbookswithlifelessons.com
Now for a review for a very useful book for bloggers by Terri Webster Schrandt.. Not only does Better Blogging with Photography guide you through using images in your posts, but Terri also offers you free photographs from her portfolio to use.
There is truth to the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. As a blogger, are you weary of constantly hunting for images to illustrate the subject of your blog posts?
Perhaps you are a new blogger struggling to get more readers. Or a seasoned blogger continually seeking inspiration for quality blog posts.
This guidebook is designed to help you utilize your own images on your blog or website.
While free image sites abound, there are limitations to using so-called “free” images. Gone are the days when bloggers can innocently copy and paste an image from the web and paste it into their blog post.
What will you get out of this guide?
In each chapter I give easy but important tips for maximizing the use of images on your blog’s website and within each blog post.
Seven informative chapters walk you through–
- the importance of using images;
- the real dangers of using others’ copyrighted images;
- easy ways to edit your images using free programs and apps;
- building unending inspiration and content around your own images;
- attracting readers with images used in quotations, blog link-ups, and other tools;
- how social media sites link your images, and why you need them;
- a list of image resources available.
After reading this short guidebook, you will want to grab your smart phone or inexpensive digital camera and start taking photos!
The most recent review for the book
This is perfect for a new blogger like me because the author lays out her tips very clearly and I was able to make changes to my new website. My website already feels more professional and I have a better idea how to attract more visitors now.
Read all the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Better-Blogging-Photography-Maximize-Images-ebook/dp/B01I2NNLRU
Read more reviews and follow Terri on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15575050.Terri_Webster_Schrandt
Connect to Terri via her blog: http://secondwindleisure.com/
A new book for the writing duo – Jaye Marie and Anita Dawes.. non-fiction this time....Lazy Days : The holiday of a lifetime… hot off the press today.
About the book
This was our very first holiday. Two women, four kids and two small dogs afloat on a rented boat, 40 years ago. Miles of rivers and waterways to explore. Could we survive for two weeks, or would we end up in a watery grave?
Find out how we survived the holiday and each other in Lazy Days!
Head over and buy the book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lazy-Days-lifetime-Anita-Dawes-ebook/dp/B077XX2TH1
Books by Jaye Marie
A review for The Apple Blossom
I did wonder why there was a picture of apple blossom on the front cover of this book, which is a very short (14 pages) but factual story of the author’s thoughts and feelings on her diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer (the treatments are not described in too much detail). However, the significance of the apple blossom became apparent as I read on. I finished the book in 20 minutes, and can sympathise entirely with Jaye Marie’s dread of radiotherapy, as I underwent 30 of these treatments myself for a different type of cancer earlier this year.
I would have liked the book to have been a little bit longer, and would have liked to read more about the after-effects of radiotherapy and whether the author suffered from on-going tiredness and lymphoedema (swelling due to bad lymph drainage) for example. After-effects can linger for years, and it would be interesting to find out if radiotherapy for different types of cancers all give similar after-effects.
The book was well formatted, and I found only a couple of typos. Doctors, nurses and radiologists try their best to make us as comfortable as possible during our treatment, but at the end of the day a course of radiotherapy is something that ultimately augments a cancer sufferer’s capability to endure. We can take along CD’s to try and blot out the clicking of the tomography machine, but it is unfortunately an endurance test. Well done to Jaye Marie though, for passing the test with flying colours!
Read the reviews and and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Jaye-Marie/e/B00O2ZUFOK
and Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jaye-Marie/e/B00O2ZUFOK
Read more reviews and follow Jaye Marie on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8638857.Jaye_Marie
Books by Anita Dawes
One of the recent reviews for The Scarlet Ribbon
It’s rare these days to find an original concept in fiction but Anita Dawes has created an unusual story here. Maggie has been knocked down by a car and is in a coma, aware of her surroundings but unable to communicate. While in the coma, she also occupies an alternate world somewhere between life and death. Here she meets David and Annie, two characters who will continue to haunt her when she emerges from her coma.
The novel is beautifully written and the characterization is strong; the reader is rooting for Maggie from the start. It took me a little while to get into this story but from the point Maggie comes out of her coma I couldn’t put it down. The whole premise is thought provoking and I’d particularly recommend it to people who are interested in concepts of the afterlife. In particular, the ending will stay with me for a long time.
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anita-Dawes/e/B0034NUE10/
And Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Anita-Dawes/e/B0034NUE10
Read more reviews and follow Anita on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6586480.Anita_Dawes
Connect to Jaye and Anita via their website: http://jenanita01.wordpress.com
The final author today is Tina Frisco with Vampyrie:Origin of the Vampire and its most recent review.
What if vampires were not the undead, but rather the dying? What if there were two factions among vampires: the sustained and the unsustainable? And what if those factions were at war with one another over the life of a young woman who promised them a future? Vampyrie brings the myth of the vampire into the realm of possibility. Phoebe Angelina Delaney is a reluctant genius and compassionate hothead. She finds herself in a pitch-dark underground and doesn’t remember how she got there. Did she drink too much alcohol and wander off in a stupor, or was she kidnapped by a malicious element determined to make her life a living hell?
Sir Michael Alan David is a vampire – an enigma, charismatic and mysterious, who weaves in and out of Phoebe’s life. Does he intend to use his title as a ruse to draw her closer to an unearthly fate, or is he a cloak-and-dagger knight in shining armor? Too many secrets have been kept for too long. Phoebe must unravel the mystery in order to survive. Two major characters from the author’s first novel, Plateau join forces with Phoebe to battle the demons in Vampyrie.
And here is the most recent review for Vampyrie
Frisco is a gifted writer who knows how to snare the interest of her reader from the very first page and to maintain that interest until the very last word. Although it is a vampire story with a unique twist, it is so much more. I was fascinated with the growth and maturation that the main character, Phoebe, experienced throughout the story. As I reached the end of the book I realized that this tale of human growth wasn’t just Phoebe’s, it applies to all of us as we struggle with self-awareness and acceptance. Frisco teaches us that our hearts, minds, spirits, and souls contribute to this journey of awareness and fulfillment and that none of us journey alone. This is not just another vampire story. I highly recommend this great book.
Read the reviews and buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Vampyrie-Origin-Vampire-Tina-Frisco/dp/154112720X
Also by Tina Frisco
Read all the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Tina-Frisco/e/B009NMOFNY
And on Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tina-Frisco/e/B009NMOFNY
Read more reviews and follow Tina on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6497599.Tina_Frisco
Connect to Tina via her blog and website: https://tinafrisco.com/
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you will explore the authors and their books further. Thanks Sally