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Finger Knitting For Altzheimer’s Reserch With David Babcock

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Featured in the New York Times and around the world, David Babcock is the Guinness World Record holder for knitting the longest scarf (12 feet!) while running a marathon, which he did in Kansas City last October.

This Sunday, I’ll be running the New York City Marathon while knitting a scarf. I’m doing it to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s. While training for the New York City Marathon, I was faced with a problem. Due to security concerns I was told that I would not be allowed to bring knitting needles or a crochet hook with me on the run. I respect the great service that the New York Police Department provides and want to support their efforts. So I had to come up with a way to knit on the run without needles.

:: Learn David’s amazing finger knitting technique! ::

*Article courtesy of LION BRAND YARNS.

Author Inspires Kids While Fighting Terminal Cancer

chemo I don’t actually remember how I first met Renee Robinson. I think it all started when some unmitigated ‘Ho wrote a cruel review about her writing, and I jumped to her defense. That sounds about like me. Anyone who could write cruelly about someone who does what Renee does with her life deserves a smack-down. Of course, I have never met her in person, but I have been corresponding with her for a while. Renee is a Terminal Cancer victim, who just received the dreaded “There is nothing else we can do” message, a message I never received myself, but feared nevertheless.

You see, Renee is the author of Captain Chemo: Out Cancer, Out! (Captain Chemo and Team Book 1). It is a poem, a poem designed to help children who are going through chemo to build courage and remain positive through the horrors of chemo. And believe me – chemo is horrendous. The pain, the vomiting, the weakness – it is all more than even adults can sometimes handle. Now, think about a small child going through the same thing – the horror of it all beyond their understanding. Renee’s book helps. Maybe not in any “this is going to make it all go away” sort of way – but it provides hope for the little ones.

Tracy Townsend with Healthsource 10 interviewed Renee on July 23. You can watch the video here:

http://bit.ly/1rMpLB7

reneeRenee and her family have donated several of her books to Nationwide Children’s, The James and the Fairfield Medical Center.

This book is a perfect donation for the cancer centers in your area. Why not be a peach and purchase several? The children will thank you – and your heart will too.

How courageous is it, for someone like Renee who is Terminal, to care so much about children suffering from cancer and try to help them? Renee is someone I am proud to call my friend.

 

 

Fund Raiser For St. Jude’s Hospital – 100 Copies Available!

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Click to go to the LinkedIn page for Sabine’s giveaway.

St. Jude’s Hospital Fundraiser!

A limited edition art book put together for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, September 2013, containing the poems “Mrs. Albuninah”, “Memory Fractured”, and “Marrow”. Dedicated to Kyle Dean Smith, August 27, 1998 – August 1, 2010, and every child who has had, currently has, or will ever have cancer. 100% of the proceeds go to St. Jude’s Hospital to fund research to find cures for childhood cancers. Each copy is hand numbered. There will be only 100 copies. Books are available for sale on Ebay.

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About the Author:

Internationally published poet, writer, book reviewer, photographer, guest blogger, songwriter. and sketch artist. See bio for links around the web.

Biography

Sabne Raznik is an internationally published poet, writer, book reviewer, photographer, guest blogger, singer/songwriter, and sketch artist with two poetry collections – full length “Following Hope” and art book “Marrow”.

Review: THE Vixen AND THE VET By Katy Regnery

THE Vixen AND THE VET By Katy Regnery

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Click to purchase The Vixen and the Vet – do your part for our Veterans!

As Independence Day approaches, it is wonderfully easy to look forward to taking a day to wave our flags and shake the hands of those who have served our country overseas in order to assure our freedom. We dress up, walk in parades, shoot firecrackers and eat barbecue, drink gallons of beer, then return to our homes and our jobs feeling self-satisfied that we have done our bit to “honor our soldiers.” But is that even close to being enough?

Katy Regnery has created something wonderful with “The Vixen and the Vet.” With what is ostensibly romance novel, she has brought front and center a dark side of the human psyche – the ability of the American government, and the American populace, to ignore the real costs to the soldiers who often give not only their lives, but their bodies, minds and souls to the machines of war.

After an IED explosion in Afghanistan took Asher Lee’s hand and destroyed his face, the former football star and small town hero returned to Danvers, VA a broken man. Scorned and vilified by the populace due to his destroyed visage, he retreats to his house on the hill and immerses himself in his library. Never leaving his house, he relies on Miss Potts, his retired second-grade teacher, to act as his interface with the outside world.

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They give us their lives. Give them something back – the right to hold their heads up. When you click through THE PHOTOS AREN’T PRETTY – THEY AREN’T MEANT TO BE – But THESE are just some of the soldiers you are helping!

Eight years later, Savannah Carmichael appears on the scene. An up-and-coming journalist for the New York Sentinel, Savannah has committed the ultimate journalistic sin for a “hard news” reporter. She allowed her libido to cloud her judgment, relying upon a highly unreliable source for a career-making article. Fired and disgraced, Savannah has returned to her family in Danvers to try to rebuild her life. When an opportunity appears, seemingly out of the blue, to write a human interest story for the Phoenix Times, Savannah sees it as her first step to regaining her reputation and her life. And approaching Asher Lee for an interview, just in time for the Fourth of July, seems just the story to save her. The problem is, it isn’t just the townsfolk who are culpable when it comes to betrayal, deceit and viciousness.

As stated before, this is a romance novel, but it is so much more than that. Katy has written a book which, though it doesn’t hit you over the head with it, it still strongly points out how badly we let down our soldiers. Especially those who return with physical, mental and emotional damage.

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Click to learn more about Operation Mend!

In order to help, Katy has written this novel as a fundraiser, with 50% of her profits in June and July going directly to Operation Mend at the UCLA Medical Center. UCLA Operation Mend is a groundbreaking program that provides returning military personnel access to the nation’s top plastic and reconstructive surgeons, as well as comprehensive medical and mental-health support for the wounded and their families. By offering cutting edge reconstructive facial surgery, prosthetics and intensive therapy to those heroes with calamitous injuries, Operation Mend helps our returning warriors live fuller and more comfortable lives once home.

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No soldier should have to hide his face from his family.

And now, a personal plea. A Starbucks® Mocha Frappuccino Grande is normally $3.75. This book is $3.99, and it is for an amazing cause. So, grab your wallet and let a wounded veteran know, if only in this small way, how much you appreciate them. They suffer, fight and die for YOU so you can remain safe. This is so little to ask to ascertain that when they return they may continue to live happy, productive lives among their friends and family members without suffering the pain of the scorn and fear of those whom they protect.

THANK YOU

operation-mend Katy Regnery’s newest contemporary romance, THE VIXEN AND THE VET, is available TODAY!!  Not only is this incredibly moving love story receiving unanimous praise from reviewers and early readers, but it was written as a fundraiser to help the returning wounded in our armed forces. 50% of Katy’s profits will benefit Operation Mend at the UCLA Medical Center. Pick up a copy today!

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Amazon (UK): http://ow.ly/y5yxa
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Click to go to Katy’s Website!

KATY REGNERY, award-winning romance novelist, has always loved telling a good story and credits her mother with making funny, heartwarming tales come alive throughout her childhood. A lifelong devotee of all romance writing from Edwardian to present-day, it was just a matter of time before Katy tried her hand at writing a love story of her own.
As it turned out, one love story turned into a series of five Heart of Montana romances, following the love lives of the Yellowstone-based Lindstrom siblings, their friends and family. Katy is also the author of the Enchanted Places series, launching in January 2014 with Playing for Love at Deep Haven, which will be followed by an additional seven books throughout 2014-2016.

Katy lives in the relative-wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut where her writing room looks out at the woods. And she’s delighted to share that her husband, two young children and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories of all are the messy and unexpected ones.

Help Support RAINN: The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network

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Too many young women suffer the horrors of Rape, Incest and Abuse – and MEN suffer these same horrors. Please help fund The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) with your purchase of Cut Too Deep. Thank you!

As a firm believer that more needs to be done to prevent sexual assault as well as bring offenders to justice, KJ Bell is donating a percentage of week one sales for Cut Too Deep to rainn.org. RAINN The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is an American anti-sexual assault organization, the largest in the United States.

RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims, and to ensure that rapists are brought to justice.

About Cut Too Deep:

A woman traumatized by her past, beaten, battered, and unwilling to trust.

A man held captive by his greatest failure, lost, and self-destructive.

Letters that unexpectedly bind them together.

Is their bond strong enough to survive each other?

As a web of deceit is revealed, will they be able to determine what’s real, and what’s worth fighting for? Or will they crumble under the weight of secrets that cut too deep?

Can Miller forgive himself and move beyond his fear of failing the one he loves?

Can Hadley accept the love she desperately wants but doesn’t believe she deserves?

http://www.rainn.org

RAINN.org | RAINN | Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network

PURCHASE LINK:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1nqZ2sL

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cut-too-deep-katrina-bell/1119608187?ean=2940149182480

​​Here is the link for the Book Trailer as well

http://youtu.be/Hto6uSeIVK0

 

A Fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society By Lilo Abernathy – Author The Light Who Shines

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What you may not know about Leukemia and Lymphoma. They are blood cancers and often target children, even infants, even babies in the womb! Blood cancers are the most common type of cancer children face. My daughter, Evelyn, was one of them. For more on my daughter’s story: http://lilojabernathy.blogspot.com/

When Paranormal Investigation Bureau agent Bluebell Kildare (a.k.a. Blue) arrives at the scene of the crime it is obvious the grotesquely damaged body of the deceased teenage boy was caused by far more than a simple hit and run. Using her innate sixth sense, she locates a powerful magical artifact that acts as a key to an ancient Grimiore and is likely the motive for the crime. She soon discovers the Grimiore has a dark past as it was instrumental in the creation of the Vampire breed and still holds the power to unravel the boundaries between hell and earth.

Blue and her faithful wolf Varg follow the trail starting at the Cock and Bull Tap and all through the town of Crimson Hollow, which leads to plenty of dead ends; some more dead than others. Between being sidelined by a stalker that sticks to the shadows, and chasing a perpetrator that vanishes in thin air, things are getting complicated. Dark vampire activity is at an all time high and hate group activity is increasing. However, it’s her burgeoning feelings for Jack Tanner, her sexy Daylight Vampire boss, who alternates between warm affection and cool indifference that just might undo her.

While Blue searches for clues to nail the perpetrator, someone seems to be conducting a search of their own and things are getting extremely messy. Who will find whom first?

Danger lurks in every corner and Blue needs all her focus in this increasingly dangerous game or she risks ending up the next victim.

This book has an active discussion group on Facebook for those who have finished reading it.


Bluebell Kildare Book 1: The Light Who Shines

Lilo has invited you to the event: Book Fundraiser: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society: The Light Who Shines (Urban Fantasy).

Date: May 16, 2014 12:00AM
Venue: Online
Location: The United States
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Book Fundraiser

The Light Who Shines

 

What you may not know about Leukemia and Lymphoma.

They are blood cancers and often target children, even infants, even babies in the womb! Blood cancers are the most common type of cancer children face.

My daughter, Evelyn, was one of them.

For more on my daughter’s story: http://lilojabernathy.blogspot.com/
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See who else is going and get more info

Amazon US Link: http://amzn.to/1eL48yy (available in other countries)

From: Fri., May 16Sun., May 18

I pledge 50% of the total royalties earned on my novel, The Light Who Shines, (print or ebook) to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Please consider:
– recommending this book it to your Goodreads friends
– inviting your friends to this event

What kind of book is this?
The genre is Urban Fantasy, which is a mix between:
– Fantasy
– Mystery
– Thriller
– Romance

It is genre-crossing and will also be enjoyed by lovers of:
– Action
– Crime Thrillers
– Detective Stories
– Paranormal
– Animals

This book is intended for adult readers only.

How good is this book anyway?
So far the reviews have been fantastic. It’s holding the following ratings:
Amazon: 4.8 stars
Goodreads: 4.3 stars

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