Amy and Randy are a 40ish, middle class American couple living in Florida with five children, one daughter-in-law, and three grandchildren. Randy works as a Network Security Admin and Web Developer, so Amy can stay at home. Amy comes from a strong Northern Wisconsin-Polish background and was raised to show love with food-more butter, more sugar, sausage, Pierogies, etc. It didn't take long for Amy to start showering Randy with three full meals a day plus desserts and treats. Over the course of four years, Amy fattened him up to well over 300 pounds! Then Randy started having chest pains, so he went to the doctor. He was a young man in his thirties with somewhat high LDL (bad) cholesterol and EXTREMELY low (good) HDL cholesterol, which put him at high risk for a heart attack. It was scary, especially with four children in the house. Amy was literally loving her husband to death, so they had to make a change. She had to cook healthier foods. But Randy was spoiled with treats, and there was no way he was going to eat salad and drink diet soda. With that in mind, they took it slowly-really, really slowly. It took about two years. Randy lost over 120 pounds, and his cholesterol is healthy. He runs 5 to 10K four times a week and hits the weights pretty hard. There are no tricks to it, no special diets to follow or some voodoo gimmick that will make the pounds disappear. As Amy and Randy learned more about healthy living, the sneaky people started to stand out. There were so many of them preying on others with promises to make you thin and beautiful if you just pay their price. Thus, the creation of Health-Actually.com. Amy and Randy share products they tried, exercise that worked, and recipes that fit it into their family. Their goal: to make your life better by offering you the long version of how they did it.
Evolved Publishing presents the first in a 5-part series, "Farsighted," by award-winning author Emlyn Chand. YA / ROMANCE / PARANORMAL / FANTASY Alex Kosmitoras's life has never been easy. The only other student who will talk to him is the school bully, his parents are dead broke and insanely overprotective, and... oh yeah, he's blind. Just when he thinks he'll never have a shot at a normal life, an enticing new girl comes to their small Midwest town all the way from India. Simmi is smart, nice, and actually wants to be friends with Alex. Plus she smells like an Almond Joy bar. Sophomore year might not be so bad after all. Alex is in store for another new arrival-an unexpected and often embarrassing ability to "see" the future. Try as he may, he is unable to ignore his visions, especially when they suggest Simmi is in mortal danger. With the help of the mysterious psychic next door and friends who come bearing gifts of their own, Alex embarks on his journey to change the future. Praise for "Farsighted" *Winner, Writer's Digest Self-Published Novel Awards, Young Adult Category, 2012 *Best Multicultural Fiction, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, 2012 *Finalist, Eric Hoffer Award, 2012 *BookBundlz Book Club Pick, 2012 *Overall Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction, Best Debut Author, Dragonfly eBook Awards, 2011 *Bronze Medalist, Paranormal Fiction, Readers Favorite, 2012 *Finalist, Speculative Fiction, Global eBook Awards, 2011 *Winner of the Alternative Booker Award, 2011 *Winner of the WritersType First Chapter Competition, September 2011 "Open Heart," the second book in the "Farsighted" series, is now available for purchase
"Cat in a Sapphire Slipper" is the twentieth title in Carole Nelson Douglas's sassy Midnight Louie mystery series. The tough-talking, twenty-pound, tomcat PI is as feisty as ever as he and his gang try to keep his favorite roommate from losing her man. PR honcho Temple Barr's romance novelist aunt Kit has wound up in a romantic plot of her own. She's snagged one of the most eligible bachelors on the Strip, one of the elder Fontana brothers, a silver-tongued reputed ex-mobster with a heart of gold. There is to be a wedding...and where there is a wedding there is usually a bachelor party. Things go disastrously wrong when the entire party is hijacked and taken to a remote ranch out in the Nevada desert, a place where the women are wild and the sex is legal. And among the group? None other than Temple's own Matt, an ex-priest. Truly a fish out of water, he soon comes upon a beautiful young woman who is quite naked and most thoroughly dead. Given the remoteness of the location with very few suspects on hand (plus the Fontanas' shady reputation) this could be a very bad thing indeed. And Louie? Well, he managed to go along for the ride and once again it's up to that big old tomcat to bail out his humans and save the day. """" "Cat in a Sapphire Slipper" is a fast-paced, racy mystery with a loveable cast of characters and one terrific tough dude to keep them all in line.
Wholefoods Kitchen: With Recipes for Health and Healing: The Complete Identification Guide to the Essential Healing Foods, Plus Ov
Numerous studies have revealed the benefits of eating the right balance of natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and beans. This book is a guide to these ingredients, and includes over 100 vegetarian recipes. The first section provides a visual guide to wholefoods, including dairy products, tofu and herbs, spices and store-cupboard staples.With essential facts about healing qualities and nutritional value, it explains how each food boosts health, and the link between diet and health. Find out which foods help to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and lower your cancer risk. The second section contains a fantastic collection of healthy recipes to try. This book is ideal if you want to know more about foods that can make you look and feel better, and will inspire every health-conscious cook.