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5 Things I Know For Sure with Jeané Sashi - Book Tour & Giveaway




Author Bio: Have you noticed that everything you do and everything that you go through in life is a story waiting to be told? Whether it's fiction, fantasy, romance, humor, mystery, or non-fiction; your story can be told. Get the words out of your head...just write.

Jeané has been writing since she was in high school. Although she kept diaries, just as any teenager in high school, she didn't realize her writing potential until she entered and won the Mayor' Essay Award. She critiques and edits the writings of fellow authors. She herself is the author of two novels, "Intimate Moments" and "The J Spot".

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5 Things I Know For Sure

Hello and Good Day to you. Thank you for inviting me to write a piece on your E-zine to share my 5 Things will be interesting.
The 5 Things I Know For Sure is…
  1. Life is definitely short. I found this out the sad way. When my mother passed away almost 2 years ago, that’s when I really realized that life was short. She had always said, “Make the most of your life because we are not promised anything.” That is so true. I try my best to make the most out of each day and to do it with a smile. I don’t sweat the small stuff and try to take the big stuff in stride. If I’m not able to handle something, I just leave it alone. It may not be for me to handle.
  2. With age we do change. That change should be for the good of you. From one year to the next our bodies go through changes. Our eyesight begins to change—we may or may not need glasses; our weight begins to change—it either goes up or down. For us women, we want our weight to down. We may also see a shift in our personality, but all in all, change is good and that means were are going as individuals. If you’re not going, you’re standing still and that’s not a good thing. Unless, that’s your choice.
  3. Writing is fun. Writing allows you to take your mind to another place. It allows your imagination to go to work and put your mind at peace for a period of time from other things. For me, I love to write as I like to build characters. Character building is fun as it allows me to see how the characters are going to unfold and the direction they are going to go in. I enjoy writing to build scenes; to go to places I have never been before. My imagination is very vivid when it comes to writing. Writing is an escape for me.
  4. Social Media has become the new telephone. With the rise of social media, people are more adapt to use it instead of a telephone to communicate with friends and loved ones. I’m still not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but it’s the vastly up and coming thing. Before a person picks up a phone to call a friend or a loved one, that person goes directly to facebook or another social media form. Texting is also the new way to communicate instead of hearing the person’s voice.
  5. Editing your own work as a writer. It is okay to edit your own work, but you should also have a professional editor. Having a professional editor gives you that second see to look over your work. Writers can look over their own work but they do miss something, that’s where the second eye comes in to play. Have that second eye can pick up on what you’ve missed and also give you some suggestive feedback. You do want your work to be published and looked professional. After all, even editors have editors.
Thank you for allowing me to write the short article and I do hope your readers get something out of it. These are five things off the top of my head, which caused me to do some thinking. OUCH!
This was fun,

Jeané Sashi



Book Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: America Star (formerly Publish America)
Release Date: July 08, 2013 for Intimate Moments under Publish America
July 17, 2013 for The J Spot under Publish America
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Book Description: The J Spot is not what you think it is. It's not the type of nightclub that is coming to your mind either. Once inside the club, you will see the maturity.

Kevin in the type of man that every woman that he comes in contact with want to take home, keep him and possess him. Does he let that happen?

Women flocked to him like bees to honey. They fall to his feet at the sight of him. As he handed them their drinks, they left their panties as a tip. Although he was aggressive he was still shy and flattered by all the attention he received from the ladies. He couldn't understand why all the attention, he was just like any average male with a large sexual appetite, and had his way of giving the ladies pleasure.

But, there was only one lady that seemed to have caught his eye. He couldn't seem to get her out of his mind. Her sexiness had him off balance. He saw other women, he had even gone on a date or two but his mind was gravitating towards one. Will she pay attention to him or will she tell him to go to hell?

What is it that he is feeling! Or is it he wanted what he felt he couldn't have? Was he out of her league?




Genre: Erotic Romance


Release date: July 08, 2013


Publisher: America Star


Available at: Americastarbooks.com, Amazon.com, BN.com, BooksaMillion.com, Smashwords.com




What do you do when you have not one, but three handsome men vying for your affection and attention? The answer is not so simple for Tonju. She has to make a decision between two men from her past and one man that has currently wanted into her life and wants to be her future. The question is, "Which man will she choose?”

Trying to find love was not easy, especially when you're a successful, attractive lady in your thirties looking for a relationship of sustenance, after being divorced for five years. Tonju was torn between three men vying for her attention.

One was an unhappily married man from her past who was willing to let go of everything in order to be with her. The second man was her ex-husband; he never stopping loving her and has realized his mistakes and will do what has and needs to be done to get her back. The third man was someone she met on a girl's a night out. So far he has good qualities, but there's still an air of mystery about him.

Could either of these men be the love Tonju's looking for? She has reservations; some good and some not-so-good about the three men, she had completely broken all ties with one, was leaning closely towards another one, and was looking sideways at the other one. Could Tonju truly be experiencing love?








Book Blast & Giveaway: True Nature by Jessica Freely




Author Bio:

Jessica Freely can't resist a wounded hero. As a reader and a writer, her favorite stories are of soul mates finding redemption in each other's arms. Married to the love of her life in a beautiful relationship based on mutual goofiness, Jessica also warps minds as an instructor in Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA program. Her dog, Ruthie, doesn't seem to care that Jessica's an award-winning and best-selling author in multiple genres. She just wants to play tug of war with Jessica's pages.

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Jessica Freely Online:
Website & Blog: http://jessicafreely.com



Book Genre: Paranormal Gay Romance
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: April 22
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Book Description:

Lake Clearwater--conservation officer and water spirit--has just been appointed guardian of Gem Pond by The Powers That Be. It's the first time in eight years he's had a real home and he's determined to protect it, even if that means hiding his attraction to his sexy new partner, Forrest Oakwood.

Forrest is a native of the Gem Pond area and the guardian of its trees. He knows the land and its people are a crucial lynchpin in the natural order. He also knows that if he comes out, his boss in the DNR, Sgt. Dennison, will find an excuse to fire him. But ignoring his true nature was a lot easier before Lake Clearwater showed up. The man's a walking, talking wet dream.

Meanwhile, local residents--human and animal alike--conspire to bring Lake and Forrest together. The land needs its guardians united and at their full power. Dennison wants to cut down the trees to make room for water slides and tennis courts. If Forrest and Lake don't embrace their passion for each other, they'll be unable to stop him and that would be a disaster, not just for Gem Pond but for the entire natural world.

Excerpt One:

It was full dark and snowing by the time Forrest finished his report. He stood up with a groan and stretched his stiff muscles.
Clearwater sat at the kitchen table, playing a game of solitaire. He looked up as Forrest entered and smiled. “Want some soup? I made it myself.”
Forrest wandered to the stove and sniffed suspiciously at the simmering pot. It actually smelled pretty good. “What is it?”
“Lentil.”
“Vegetarian, right?”
“Yeah. Doesn’t mean it’s not delicious. Here, let me get you a bowl. Sit down. What do you want to drink?”
Forrest allowed himself to be herded over to the table.
A few minutes later, Lake set a plate with bread and butter beside him, poured him a glass of milk, and set a steaming bowl of lentil soup before him. It was kind of like being a kid again only…
Only Lake didn’t look anything like his mom. He sat down opposite Forrest now, tucking his long blond hair behind his ears. His green eyes gleamed as he waited for Forrest’s reaction.
Forrest took a spoonful. Flavors of sage, rosemary, and garlic burst across his tongue, borne by the silken seduction of pulverized lentils. “Mmmmmm.”
Lake sat back, looking like a bear with a piece of honeycomb. “Good, huh?”
He nodded, but apprehension stole in upon him. “You trying to convert me, Clearwater?”
Lake widened his eyes as if to feign innocence. “Wouldn’t dream of it.”
Like hell. Forrest enjoyed the soup anyway.
* * * *
As he washed the dishes, Forrest’s thoughts returned to the events of the night before. He remembered Clearwater’s body stretched out in the bed, naked and tan, all long lines and flat planes. As he washed his supper dishes, his fingers tingled, remembering the silken texture of that warm, smooth skin. How he wanted to touch those rose-pink nipples, tease them, and watch them become erect, and then dip his head down, circling each one with the tip of his tongue as Clearwater’s gasps and moans of pleasure bathed his ears.
“Think I’ll turn in early and do some reading,” Clearwater said.
Forrest started, dropped the soapy bowl, and splashed water all over his shirt.
Clearwater laughed. “Sorry.”
“Just not used to having someone else around.” That should have been someone so hot around. Forrest fought to quell his burgeoning erection.
Silence. Clearwater was still there. No footsteps announced his departure. But he didn’t say anything. What was he doing? Embarrassment and irritation doused Forrest’s libido, and he was able to turn around without humiliating himself.
Clearwater stood in the doorway, staring at him.
“What?”
“Officer Riverbend… Not much of a talker?”
The understatement forced a smile to Forrest’s lips. “You could say that.”
Clearwater nodded. “I’ll try not to overwhelm you with my relentless chitchat.”
“That’s not what I meant. I just… I don’t know. It’s just…” What was wrong with him? Why couldn’t he complete a sentence?
“It’s a change.”
“Yeah.”
They stared at each other in silence. Forrest felt the stillness of the winter night settle around them.
Suddenly Clearwater drew a deep breath and turned away. “Well, good night.”
“Good night.”
Forrest finished up the dishes. Yawning, he went into the bedroom and grabbed his PJs. Clearwater was already in bed. One rosebud nipple peeked out from beneath the blanket as he lay on his back, reading a book. No pajama top. What about the bottoms? 












Sara Mason - 5 Things I Know For Sure (Renegades Book Tour & Giveaway)



Five Things I Know for Sure

S.A. Mason

  1. Family should always be a priority. I have a large, crazy extended family, and we’re all very close. Friends have come and gone in my life, but no matter what, my family has always been there for me. I make an effort to always prioritize my family and be there for them as well.
  2. Writing and editing will always take longer than I expect it to. I always set ambitious dates and deadlines for myself. In the beginning, I would get upset when I wouldn’t meet them. Now I’m not as hard on myself. I try to build in extra time to get things done.
  3. You can’t please everyone. There will always be someone that doesn’t like you for a random reason or someone that doesn’t like your book and writes a bad review. I’ve learned not to take those things personally. Having a thick skin is important in life.
  4. Chinese food buffets are always a bad idea. I love Chinese food, and although buffets sound tempting and oh-so-good, I always hate myself the next day for over-indulging. Ordering an entrée is a much better life decision.
  5. You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. To me, one of the most annoying things in life is not knowing the formality of an event or date to choose appropriate attire. No matter what, a little black dress always works.



Author Favorite Recipe




My favorite go-to recipe is baked salmon with roasted asparagus. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Put a salmon filet on a tinfoil sheet. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and rosemary, and cover with lemon slices. Fold the tinfoil into a pouch and cook for 20 minutes. For the asparagus: spread on a cookie sheet, drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, and sprinkle with pepper and rosemary. Bake for 12 minutes. It’s healthy, easy, and delicious!



Title: Renegades
Author Name: Sara Mason


Author Bio:

Sara Atherton Mason was raised in Somerville, Massachusetts, with an amazing immediate and extended family. She attended Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, graduating with highest honors in Chemistry. She then graduated from the Florida State University College of Law with high honors. She lives in the Florida with her toy poodle, Melvin, and clerks for a United States District Court Judge. She enjoys coffee, wine, sports, and science fiction television shows. 


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Book Genre: Science fiction
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: October 31, 2013

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Book Description:


Elora Pertin spent her life trying to please her father, an esteemed General for the Empire. 

When he convinced her to leave her quiet life as a scientist to advance a secret project for the Emperor, she had no idea what she was getting into. The seemingly innocent projects she engineered were actually being used to develop a genocidal weapon. After uncovering the Emperor’s plot, Elora had no choice but to act. 


Elora finds herself fighting for her life against the Empire she once served, abandoning everything with only a handful of friends and an unlikely ally—the Emperor’s deadliest assassin. Will he prove himself true as her protector, a loyal servant of the Empire, or a romantic distraction? With the law and assassins searching the star system for them, Elora and her team are determined to accomplish their mission . . . or die trying.



Excerpt One:

Back in her room, Elora tried to come up with another plan. If her father couldn’t—or wouldn’t—help, she had to find someone else. Just finishing and going home was not an option. She tried to focus on the weapon, but was preoccupied with thoughts of her father. What was he involved with? How could he involve her in the development of an illegal weapon? He had been her rock and best friend since her mom died when she was so young. If she couldn’t trust her dad, whom could she trust?
She had just closed her eyes to practice the meditative techniques she learned on Naruta when she was suddenly pulled out of bed to her feet. She felt the strong arms of a man on either side of her head. Instinctively, she tried to jerk his arms away because she was sure he was about to break her neck. Her head was pulled so far to one side she could feel the muscles in her neck tearing apart. Then he stopped.

Elora could barely see the mirror in her peripheral. The man’s black monochromatic attire made him hard to see in the dark room, but she could make him out against her body. He was tall with shaggy dark hair, slightly curly on the ends. He had a strong jaw, and as she moved up his face, she saw he was looking at her in the mirror. His eyes were dark—almost as black as his clothes. Just as suddenly as he pulled her out of bed, he released her.









Daily Vitamins and Minerals for your Soul by Myrlande E Sauveur - Book Blast




Author Bio:

Myrlande E. Sauveur was born in Haiti. She came to the United States when she was 17 years old to further her education. She started writing poetry and short stories at a very early age. Some of her writings won national recognition back in her homeland. Although she had a passion for and excelled in writing, she never major in English literature or communication in college. She obtained her MBA in Business Management from Strayer University and kept writing on the side as her main hobby and a place to escape when life became too overwhelming.

In August 2009, she was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in marketing. She is the author of Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul; she is 2013 Readers Favorite International Bronze Medal Recipient in the Christian Devotional/Bible study. In early December, she was voted the Grand Prize Winner of 2013/2014 50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading contest hosted by the Authors Show. She recently received a Gold Medal from the 2013 Illumination Book Awards “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books”. Recently she was featured on www.InspireMeToday.com as one of the Inspirational Luminaries sharing her 500 words of wisdom with the world (the 7 Pearls of Wisdom for a Happy and Fulfilled Life). She is a health and wellness consultant, teaching people how to live a healthy and well-balanced life. She is the co-founder of Dorcas Foundation, a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping Haitian college students and women in the community.


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Blog: www.edviesworld.com |
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/beautybyEdvie
Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/in/myrlandesauveur
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/myrlandes

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Spiritual-Vitamins-Minerals-Your-ebook/dp/B00D4550BM/ref=la_B00BO0EM9U_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1395198009&sr=1-1


Book Genre: Christian Devotional/Bible Study
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Release Date: February 2013
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Book Description: 

Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul is a 2X Award-winning title include 2013 Illumination Book Awards “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books” Gold Medalist.

Only God Can Heal You Both Spiritually and Physically!

Oftentimes, the vicissitudes of life get in the way of building an intimate relationship with God. We live in a fast-paced society and sometimes feel overwhelmed to the point that we question God's plan for our life.

Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul offers a dozen meditational reflections, supported by daily key verse, as a regulator to give our lives the rhythm we need to enhance our self-esteem, elevate our morale, increase our faith, and strengthen our fellowship with the Lord. We all need vitamins and minerals to stay physically healthy and we need the Word of God to remain spiritually healthy. These pages contain nuggets of peace and wisdom for a troubled society and its weary people—and with daily meditation and reflection on God’s Word; you will nourish your soul and soothe your spirit.


Review From Reader:

Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul

Myrlande E. Sauveur
Outskirts Press (2013)
ISBN: 9781478713159
Reviewed By Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (11/13)

In her book “Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul,” Myrlande E. Sauveur encourages the reader to “feed your soul as you feed your body every day.” This concept captures the essence of her chapter themes, selected scripture readings, significant life narratives, and meaningful personal prayers.

Each chapter is designed to follow a calendar year with a reading for each day of the month. These monthly chapters are well formatted. Each chapter includes a theme title, a theme verse for the month, a personal illustration with a life application lesson, a prayer, and a verse for reflection and meditation for each day of the month. The chapter ends with two pages for recording personal notes or journal entries throughout the month.
Chapter themes include topics such as: waiting on God, God’s love, God’s faithfulness, our loneliness, controlling anger, and dealing with depression. Answers to the question, “Why Me, Lord?” are considered in light of scriptures dealing with trials and testing.

I found the chapter God’s Plan and Purpose for My Life affirmed by the theme verse Jeremiah 29:11, “I (God) know the plans I have for you…” and by the daily verses that promise instruction, guidance, and protection.
Guest contributor, Daniella B. Pierre summarized her thoughts this way: “God holds you in the palm of His hand. He knows your every struggle, disappointment, heartache, and every unfair situation.” The daily promises that follow offer hope, healing, and cheer in times of all these difficult situations.

Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul” is excellent as a companion to your regular intake of God’s word in Bible study, devotional reading and mediation. It is also ideal for gift giving for any occasion.