Spotlight: The Mindset Accountability Journal: 40 Days to a New You by Allie Hudson


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Self-help, inspirational, motivational
Date Published: December 10, 2018
Publisher: Lucid Books

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Are you stuck in a life you want to be different, but have no idea where to start?

The Mindset Accountability Journal will jump-start you to a life you can enjoy living every day. By establishing incremental daily habits, you will embark on a path to gratitude, self-growth, and fulfillment. This journal will help you:

·        Discover who you were meant to be

·        Shift your focus to what is good and wonderful in your life

·        Create an attitude of mindset growth

You will never regret taking charge of your life and living with gratitude. The journey is rewarding and challenging. It takes only 30 minutes each day to make progress with your future, one day at a time.

A portion of the book's proceeds will support BridgeHope, whose efforts enable survivors of exploitation and trafficking to THRIVE!



Excerpt


I have always been fascinated by the butterfly and how, through its metamorphosis, it changes from an ugly worm into a beautiful insect. It flies free and brings so much beauty to our lives. This journal is the beginning of your metamorphosis. It may not seem like this small change, spending 30 minutes a day working on your inner self, can change your life so much, but it will.


About the Author

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Allie Hudson grew up in LaGrange, Ohio, and attended Moody Bible Institute, studying education. In 1991, she married Larry Sellers, who passed away of a heart attack in May 2009. In 2010, she married Michael Hudson who passed away of cancer just three years later. In January 2012, Allie lost her corporate job of 20 years because of downsizing in the newspaper business. Throughout this five-year period of three major losses, the only way she survived was to focus on God and trust that He had a plan for her life. After struggling to maintain a daily consistent practice of growth and gratitude, she began a 40-day challenge to practice gratitude and personal growth. That journey taught her the need to help other people develop a daily practice of thankfulness and inspired her to share 'The Mindset Accountability Journal' with the world.


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Spotlight: Sublime Karma by Peyton Garver


Sublime Karma
by Peyton Garver
Genre: YA Romance

When Brie’s stepfather moves the family for what he calls a new beginning, it’s not the new beginning the beautiful, yet guarded, senior would have hoped for. Brie is instantly targeted by jealous girls at her new school, and the only available seat on her bus is next to the school’s star wide receiver, Jake, who for some reason, finds her offensive. After a humiliating article and picture of Brie is posted in the online school journal, a demon she thought she’d overcome resurfaces, and her life unravels. A newly compassionate Jake has finally taken an interest in her, but can Brie learn to trust her heart, or will she miss out on the best thing that ever happened to her?

Jake has his own secrets and has built his own walls, but eventually his curiosity about the new girl gets the best of him. Unfortunately, now there is competition: the captain of her cross-country team. Jake’s romantic histories with the girl next door and the school’s queen bee, adds tension to a simmering tempest when all he wants is Brie. Is he strong enough to help the one he loves weave sense into her crumbling new reality while overcoming his own tainted past?


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Peyton is a secondary ed teacher in Maryland and an author of young adult fiction. Her newest novel, Sublime Karma, is an edgy contemporary YA story with diverse characters that addresses real teen issues such as fitting in, cliques, bullying, self harm, and suicide. Sublime Karma has themes that may not be appropriate for tweens and younger teens.

The Sublime Karma manuscript won third place in the Young Adult category of 2015 Lone Star Writing Contest - Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America.





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Spotlight: Christmas Future by Valerie Ipson




Valerie Ipson loves reading, writing, family history, and Hershey Milk Chocolate Almond & Toffee Nuggets. 

She lives in Mesa, Arizona, and Christmas Future is her first Christmas Romance. She is also the author of Ideal High, a YA novel. 

She hopes she can give readers the same experience she has enjoyed through the years while being curled up with a good book!









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Welcome to the books of 
Christmas Past, Present and Future.




Scarlett's fiancé and the warm weather of Arizona will have to wait while she works her PR magic to put Alaska on the nice Christmas Spirit list. 

But when the wait’s too long will a warm-hearted doctor be just the one to lift her Scrooge-like spirits?




Q&A With the Author:

1.  Describe yourself in 50 words or less.
I love reading, writing, family history, and Hershey's Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate With Toffee and Almonds Nuggets (can the name be any longer?). I lives in Mesa, Arizona and have 15 grandkids. One of my fondest memory growing up is being curled up with a good book!
2. What do you love most in the world?
Books and music are life! That's not what I love MOST, but they are very, very, very near the top.
3. What inspired you to become an Author?
A good creative writing teacher who encouraged me. And good books.
4. What is your favorite Winter / Holiday tradition?
Gathering as a family at Christmas and getting new games to play. And eating fudge, of course.
5. What is your trick for getting past writer's block? And what advice do you have for other authors who are struggling to tell their story?
Outline. Read Story Genius by Lisa Cron. 
6. Now that we've gotten to know each other, tell me a story. It can be long or short. From your childhood or last week. Funny, sad, or somewhere in between. Just make sure it's yours. What's your story?
Last year, my dad saw, for the very first time ever in his life, a picture of his biological father, and my dad is 85 years old! I flew to Colorado last weekend to go with him and a few siblings to meet his DNA brothers for the first time. It was such a blessed time to share in old photos and stories, and feel such warmth from strangers who are family.  



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Spotlight: Eleanor and The Christmas Carol Fudge by Tamara Passey



Tamara Passey, author of the The Christmas Tree Keeper: A Novel, was born and raised in Massachusetts around a large family, one that has served as inspiration for most of her writing. She loves most creative endeavors and when she isn’t writing or re-writing, you can find her baking or cross-stitching or walking–though not all at the same time. She lives with her husband and children in Arizona.



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Welcome to the books of 
Christmas Past, Present and Future.





Eleanor is saving her grandmother's fudge business but is becoming like Scrooge in the process. 

The consultant she hires to help is a friend from high school who hasn't given up his secret crush for her. 

Will the Christmas spirit melt her heart or will she miss out on the love of her life?






Top Ten List:

10 top favorite things

1.     A call from a friend
2.     Homemade chocolate chip cookies
3.     Daughter’s smiles and laughter
4.     Book Club
5.     Clean sheets
6.     Sunrises
7.     Sunsets
8.     Rain
9.     A full house

10.  A quiet house



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Cover Reveal: Blind Date Bet (Man's Best Friend #1) by Nicole Flockton

Title: Blind Date Bet
Series: Man's Best Friend #1
Author: Nicole Flockton
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Military Romance
Coming: January 22, 2019
Page Count: 232 Pages
Published by: Tule Publishing
Never say never...

After loving and losing a soldier once, Isabella Knowles made a vow: No more military men. She’s rebuilt her life and has a classroom full of fifth graders to love, which is more than enough even though her father doesn’t agree. When he sets her up on a blind date, she only goes to humor him -- never dreaming that the man she meets will tempt her to break her one rule.

In theory, Ethan Masters is not opposed to the wife, kids and house with a white picket fence. But he loves his career as a K-9 handler in the air force, and a dream promotion dangles before him like dog tags. While contemplating his future, he accepts a drunken bet for a blind date, never dreaming that the captivating woman fits perfectly into his ideal, all-American dream. Only one problem. She's gun-shy about all things military.

Can Ethan prove to Isabella love is worth the risk?


Blind Date Bet Excerpt © Nicole Flockton 2018

Ethan needed his head examined.
There was no other explanation as to why he was standing in front of a coffee shop, under the simmering Texas summer sun, wearing a bright red fedora. Never, on his grandfather’s grave would he partake in a slam-dunk shotscontest with his buddy, Lincoln Forrest, who was in the army, ever again.
Sober, he never would’ve agreed to a blind date, not after the time Linc had talked him into meeting Kathy Birdland. Talk about disaster from the moment she opened her mouth. He shuddered now remembering the high-pitched twang she emitted and the tobacco-stained teeth that had greeted him when she smiled. He was surprised he hadn’t landed in the Guinness Book of World Records under the shortest date category. Later, he’d found out the real Kathy Birdland had chickened out and paid some random woman fifty bucks to go on the date with him.
And yet, here he waited, on the sidewalk in downtown San Antonio, about to repeat the same mistake.
What he needed to do was swear off tequila shots.
Tequila had led him to wearing a red fedora so school teacher Isabella Knowles would recognize him. He should’ve gone with the more obvious I’m-holding-a-red-rose-because-I’m-a-sucker-on-a-blind-date look. As it was, people were glancing warily at him as they passed, no doubt wondering if he was a pimp or a wannabe drug dealer. Ethan glanced at his watch again. Still another five minutes until his supposed date was due to turn up.
Linc had assured Ethan Isabella was hot. As in H-O-T, hot. She didn’t wear glasses. Wasn’t a spinster with fifty cats. Had all her teeth, which weren’t stained yellow. Didn’t need to dye the gray out of her hair.
He automatically reached down to scratch the back of Sam’s head, but he met fresh air. Of course, his dog wasn’t on this date. He’d left Sam at the base to enjoy her weekend. Although having his K-9 partner standing beside him would distract him from waiting to see if Isabella resembled the bride of Chucky or a Victoria Secret’s runway angel.
“Umm, I know this is going to sound really weird, but are you Ethan Masters?”

USA Today Bestselling author Nicole Flockton writes sexy contemporary romances, seducing you one kiss at a time as you turn the pages. Nicole likes nothing better than taking characters and creating unique situations where they fight to find their true love.

On her first school report her teacher noted "Nicole likes to tell her own stories". It wasn't until after the birth of her first child and after having fun on a romance community forum that she finally decided to take the plunge and write a book. Apart from writing Nicole is busy looking after her very own hero – her wonderfully supportive husband, and two fabulous kids. She also enjoys watching sports and, of course, reading.
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Spotlight: A Christmas Carol for Candy by Peggy Urry




Peggy is a small town girl who loves the city and the ocean (and the mountains as long as she doesn't have to camp or hike). 

She credits her dad and the lack of television in her parents' home for her love of reading and her imagination. She credits the guy who's been hanging the moon for over 25 years for her belief in romance and true love. Five wonderful children, extended family, and great friends keep life exciting. 

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Welcome to the books of 
Christmas Past, Present and Future.



"A Christmas engagement, broken two months later, rocked Candy Kaine's world. After months of a schedule crammed with college courses, a full time job, and a few side jobs, the busyness is wearing thin. But school is still top priority. Until a fancy resort threatens to buy the satellite campus in the small town where she lives and takes classes.


Jace Marlowe has been down on his luck. Can a temporary job for an upscale resort in his home town be the turn around he's looking for? The only problem? His grandmother's beautiful neighbor who wants to keep the school just where it is. If she doesn't get her way will she be as vindictive as his ex?

A charmed nativity facilitates the past, present, and future experiences for Candy but will she have the courage to open her heart before it's too late?"




Top Ten List:

1.     Favorite food: Indian (with Mexican a close second)
2.     Favorite color: purple
3.     Served a religious mission in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido
4.     My hair is currently purple
5.     I can solve a Rubiks cube
6.     I love traveling
7.     I love crafting
8.     I grew up on a farm
9.     I have five kids, one son-in-law, and one granddaughter

10.My husband is my best friend



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