Tuesday, November 21, 2017

BLOG POST: Heavenly Realities: Stumbling toward Gratitude by RaeBeth McGee-Buda







Gratitude is often thought of as a gift or a blessing. By choosing gratitude, we teach ourselves to see the blessing in all situations, which leads to a more thankful life. 

This thirty-day challenge will take you on a journey, which will have you looking at different parts within life to find gratitude and give thanks. We will focus on the meaning of gratitude, seeing gratitude in difficult moments, ungratefulness, thankfulness, and even focus on saying thanks to friends and family who deserve recognition. When we choose gratitude, we teach our children to be more thankful and live a life with "eyes of gratitude." 

Join me in this journey to better your life with joy, happiness, and an attitude of gratitude.








WOW, what a powerful book!! Gratitude is a hard thing to get under control and hard to understand too. It's very hard when usually all a person does is think about the bad things in life, instead of finding the good in a situation and being grateful that it wasn't a worse than the situation was to begin with. I love how the author broke down the meaning of this word to my level of understanding. I love how the author made a challenge out of the meaning of gratitude. This is actually something that people should try for themselves and see how differently they look at themselves and their lives. I highly recommend this book, it is quite the learning experience and one that really opened my eyes and make me think about things that go on in my life, whether it be my relationship with myself and my boyfriend and how this book will help change our lives in 2016. We are going to take the challenge....Will you?




*NOTE FROM JENNY*

Hello everybody. My name is Jenny Bynum and Thanksgiving is closely upon us. So, I would like to challenge you to think about what you are grateful for. For 99 pennies, you can take the Gratitude journey with me by reading this book. Please comment below on this post and share with us about what you are thankful for because I always love hearing from my followers.  I would also love to hear from people who have read this book and how/if it changed your life. Thank you so much for stopping by.




BLOG POST: The Gracious Wife: Being Her Husband's Crown by RaeBeth McGee-Buda








***Winner in the 2017 Cover Contest with Authordb.com.***

Marriage can be surreal, unpredictable, and enticing all at the same time. We find and fall in love with our best friend, and all of our dreams seem to be coming true. We've heard of the princess being rescued by her prince and they ride off into the sunset to live happily ever after. Unfortunately, this isn't how marriage is in real life, especially when you're trying to be what God has called you to be. Marriage is two self-centered individuals coming together to live as one.

Given all the foes and dips that may come with marriage, this book gives the basic understanding of marriage the way God intended and not as the way fairy tales has made it out to be. It's meant to help wives be more self-sacrificial toward their husband by acting in grace, love, and forgiveness. In this journey with our best friends, we can work toward being more humbling and giving. It takes more than love alone for a great marriage. The basis of a great marriage starts with a strong spiritual foundation, a strong friendship which grew into a strong romance, along with tons of work, sacrifices, and submission by both partners to make it last.

This book provides Rae-Beth's opinion with communication, getting through the tough times, fair fighting, and keeping God the center of the marriage. Dive in and see marriage from one wife's perspective.







This book really touched me and my life. This author has relayed an important message to not just married women, but women of all walks of life. This book has opened my eyes to things that I would have never realized that I may have been doing in my relationship. As I read this story, I would stop and ponder things after I finished each chapter, thinking that 'Yes, that is me and I need to change'. I love this author's style of writing, because when she writes, you listen, learn, and try to add it to your everyday life. She also makes you stop for just a moment to realize that not only did she make changes in her life, but that maybe, just maybe, we may need to do the same thing too. The suggestions that are made in this book are incredible and worth taking into consideration. It also makes you take note that you may very well be doing the same things and not really noticing it. I, myself, will continue to go back and use what I learned from this book to make my relationship with my boyfriend better and stronger, so this way we are better prepared when that time comes that we get married. I applaud this author for this amazing book and give it my five book review. I highly recommend this read!!



Monday, November 20, 2017

RELEASE DAY BLITZ: Marrying an Alien Pop Star by Kendra L. Saunders



Marrying an Alien Pop Star 
Kendra L. Saunders
(Alien Pop Star #3)
Published by: Crimson Tree Publishing
Publication date: November 20th 2017
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance, Science Fiction




Daisy and her alien fiancĂ© Griffin are planning a big wedding, but not just any big wedding – the biggest wedding the universe has ever seen. Daisy has been settling into life on Griffin’s home world of Kalesstria, running her own intergalactic music shop and planning for the big day. But things hit a road bump when there’s a problem with Griffin’s father – and it’s a little more complicated than the usual disapproving dad drama. Looks like “save the date” is going to have to take a backseat to saving the universe…

Marrying an Alien Pop Star is the perfect laugh-out-loud romantic finale to the beloved Alien Pop Star series.







EXCERPT:
Somehow, every time I return to Earth, the awful smells that make up New York City seem even more welcome to my nose. A woman can only be without the olfactory cocktail of garbage, cheap coffee, morning cigarettes, and desperate hangovers for so long.
Finally, finally, here Griffin, Dev and I are, setting foot in the East Village with nothing but our clothes, one bag, and a bunch of semi-counterfeited money. Okay, not semi-counterfeited. Completely counterfeited. Griffin and Dev can create stacks of fake Earth currencies with almost no effort, which is disconcerting if I think about it for too long. I try not think about it at all, actually.
Griffin tips himself over a filthy looking garbage can and throws up for all he’s worth. I wander away a little and stare at taxis rolling by, willing my own stomach to calm down.
I’ve ‘traveled’ through space several times with Griffin, but it really doesn’t make it any easier, evidenced by my stomach’s gleeful attempt to empty everything inside it as soon as we land at our destination. Usually, I can bully my stomach into calming down before anything actually manages to come up, but the same can’t be said for Griffin. Somehow, he’s a million times worse at traveling through space than I am, despite his people’s advanced capabilities.
And see, I love him, and aspire to comfort him when he’s feeling sad or sick, but I know better than to get too close at a time like this. Besides, that’s exactly what Griffin’s best friend Dev is for.
Aforementioned best friend makes a beeline for Griffin, sidling up to him and patting him on the back. “It’s alright,” he says, in the special soothing voice he uses for Griffin in times of stomach disaster. “Just breathe through your nose, Griff. Pretend you’re on a horizon. Everything is still. Nothing moves. You’re weightless and blissful.”
Griffin raises his head and grumbles something about not feeling very blissful, and then lurches forward to vomit again.
Where Griffin is dark haired and pale and pointy, Dev’s handsomely golden in every respect. His skin always looks freshly sun-kissed, and his big gray eyes seem rested even when he hasn’t slept. He’s a calming force on everyone he comes into contact with, even his manic best friend. “Find your calm, Griff. You’re alright. You’re weightless and–”
“I’m not alright!” Griffin replies, flailing his hands around while still leaned fully over the bin.
Dev pats Griffin on the back. “I’m proud of you, Griff. You programmed our trip this time, and you didn’t kill any of us.”
His praise is justified, because this is actually kind of a big deal. Griffin is infamously terrible at travel, and has sent himself to a few dangerous places by accident over the years. Of course, reminding him of this fact never goes over well, and today is no exception. He raises his head again to pin Dev with a nasty look.
“I happen to be…” he starts to say, and then takes a long pause, “somewhat better at traveling than I used to be, thank you very much.” With that, he pukes again, and Dev bites his lower lip to keep from smiling.



Author Bio:


Kendra L. Saunders is a time-and-space traveling fashionista author who writes books about magical, dark-haired men, interviews famous people, and suggests way too many bands to you via whatever social media platform she can get her hands on. She writes with good humor because humor is the best weapon for a girl who can't learn karate (or ballroom dancing). She's the author of the Alien Pop Star series, The Unlove Spell, magic realism novel Inanimate Objects, the dark comedy Death and Mr. Right, and the poetry collection Geminis and Past Lives.






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