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The Power of Touch:

Sometimes a touch can relieve anxiety, help a person relax, take away fears of rejection. I think that we underestimate the power of what a touch can reveal to a person. A touch can relay a thousands things that you may not be able to put into words. Sometimes a hug can open of flood waters of tension, that a person may not even know they where feeling.

With that being said, reach out a give someone a hug. This could make the difference in their day and yours.

Interview with Emma Right Author of Keeper of Reign

I am please to have Emma Right stop by The Simple Things in Life to chat with me.

1. What made you want to be a writer?

There's no one particular thing. Writing is a part of life--of communicating. It's just a means to get the stories from my brain into someone else's head. Think about it, I put some squiggly things, called words, down on paper, and you read them, understand and react/think about these squiggles. And that's writing! Anyone who writes, in a sense is a writer.

2. Who is your favorite author?
My, there are too many authors to name. From British classic authors like Dickens and Thekaray to authors like Agatha Christie, Harper Lee, Margaret Maud Montgomery and Laura Ingalls….I am an eclectic reader in that i enjoy almost all genres. i even enjoy reading cook books! The only genre I don't read is erotica and some really dark noir. It's a personal preference.

3. What is the name of the last book you read
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

4. Tell u…

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Thought Provoking Post.

This has been on my mind lately. I just have to say that I want our young women of today to view themselves in a better light. I am not stating that every young women thinks they have to dress a certain way to get attention, but it sure seems like it some days. I have seen more body parts then I care or need to. There is nothing left to the imagination. I just want them to view their bodies as a treasure that someone special only needs to view.  There are ways to dress sexy and classy and not look trashy. Just think of the kind of attention you are getting,  it is not the good kind. If a man is only looking at you for that, then he is not the one for you.

What are your thoughts? Is it only me that feels this way?

Author Interview with Abby Niles of The Awakening : Liam

I am please to introduce Abby Niles to the readers of The Simple Things in Life

1. What made you want to be a writer? Becoming a stay-at-home mom. I've always been an avid reader, but after I quit my job to stay home with the twins, I wasn't getting the same escape from reading. I found myself being overly critical of everything. I think it was exhaustion, lol. I think it kept me from really losing myself in a book. So I just started writing my own stories, and it unleashed an imagination I didn't know I had. I haven't looked back since. 2. Who is your favorite author? My all-time favorite author would be Karen Marie Moning. I've devoured everything that woman has put out. Her highlanders are…well, I won't say exactly what I'm thinking, but seriously *drool*. Then there's Jericho Barrons. I don't have enough words to describe how delicious this man is. 3. What is the name of the last book you read? That would be On the Scent by Angela C…

Book Spotlight with Giveaway of The Cadence of Gypsies by Barbara Casey


 Three high-spirited 17 year olds, with intelligent quotients in the genius range, accompany their teacher and mentor, Carolina Lovel, to Frascati, Italy, a few weeks before they are to graduate from Wood Rose Orphanage and Academy for Young Women. Carolina's purpose in planning the trip is to remove her gifted, creative students from the Wood Rose campus located in Raleigh, North Carolina, so they can't cause any more problems ("expressions of creativity") for the headmaster, faculty, and other students – which they do with regularity. Carolina also wants to visit the Villa Mondragone where the Voynich Manuscript, the most mysterious document in the world, was first discovered and search how it is related to a paper written in the same script she received on her 18th birthday when she was told that she was adopted – a search that will take them into the mystical world of gypsy tradition and magic, more exciting and …

Kmart/Sears $10 Gift Card Giveaway

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Book Spotlight and Giveaway: A Kiss to Die For by Gail Barrett

A Kiss to Die For
by Gail Barrett



Homeless Army veteran Sullivan Turner is nobody's hero. His failure to save his fallen comrades proved that. So when a gutsy social worker gets caught in a drug gang's crosshairs, he knows he's the last man who can safeguard her and the pregnant teenagers she's trying to protect.

Former debutant Haley Barnes learned the hard way how to survive. After witnessing a cold-blooded murder, the terrified teenaged runaway changed her identity and hid to save her life. But when the killer tracks her down and attacks the girls in the homeless shelter she now runs, Haley knows the time has come to stand and fight. But to bring down the powerful killer she must confront her high-society family's darkest secrets -- and convince wounded warrior Sully Turner he's the hero she believes.

Gail will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift certificate and either a signed print copy (US ONLY) or an electronic copy of Fatal …

Cover Reveal: Her Wicked Angel by Felicity Heaton's

Her Wicked Angel By: Felicity Heaton 

Samsung Chromebook Giveaway

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Book Blast with Giveaway for Keeper of Reign by Emma Right

Keeper of Reign

Books written in blood. Most are lost, their Keepers with them. A curse that befell a people. A Kingdom with no King. Life couldn’t get more harrowing for the Elfies, a blend of Elves and Fairies. Or for sixteen-year-old Jules Blaze. Or could it? For Jules, the heir of a Keeper, no less, suspects his family hides a forgotten secret. It was bad enough that his people, the Elfies of Reign, triggered a curse which reduced the entire inhabitants to a mere inch centuries ago. All because of one Keeper who failed his purpose. Even the King’s Ancient Books, did not help ward off that anathema. Now, Gehzurolle, the evil lord, and his armies of Scorpents, seem bent on destroying Jules and his family. Why? Gehzurolle’s agents hunt for Jules as he journeys into enemy land to find the truth. Truth that could save him and his family, and possibly even reverse the age-long curse. Provided Jules doesn't get himself killed first.  
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Author Emma Rig…

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