Romance Promotions for March & Other News

Can there ever be too much news? Please read on till the end – I’m saving the best for last 🙂

I have books in two romance promotions this week.

The first promotion runs throughout March and is for romance novels with a science fiction or fantasy flavour (including urban fantasy) all of which are in Kindle Unlimited. Check out the titles at Romance in March.

The second are 100 romance titles between 99c and $2.99. It’s the March Book Fair! It’s on till March 10.


Eating Habits

Actually, this can apply to more than eating, but it’s a thought that has been lingering since I watched the Tour de France back in July (I watch it for the scenery – dreaming I’m in France in summer while its winter here). The commentators were talking about the riders and they said something about how the competitors eat for tomorrow’s exertions.

It was a lightbulb moment for me. I’ve always tended to think of food as something earned. So I can have chocolate cake because I’ve just scrubbed the bathroom, for example. But when I think about what I want to do tomorrow, then that is far more likely to encourage me to forgo the cake and eat something healthy so that I’m feeling fit to tackle my ever-expanding To-Do List.

I’m still trying to change my thinking and eat for tomorrow. I’d actually be really happy to simply eat well right now. Do you eat with the past or the future in mind?

Kindle Unlimited Discoveries

Sacrifice is a book I met when it was still in its egg, so to speak (and punning off the cover). Gwendolyn Beynon is a friend, and an immensely talented author. She did extensive research for the Welsh setting.  For fantasy readers, and especially, dragon lovers.


Contest Winner

Kate S won the $100 gift card from the Dreaming of Unicorns contest.

Thank you to everyone who entered. It was fascinating to learn which mythological creatures people most want to meet: dragons and unicorns, and rarer beasts like kitsune.

… and I’ve saved the best for last!

Secrets of Mindful Beauty is out today!

Secrets of Mindful Beauty by Dr Elizabeth Reid Boyd and Jessica Moncrieff-Boyd is my critique partner’s brilliant new book, written with her daughter.

If you think the answer to anti-aging and looking good comes from a jar, a salon, or a surgical procedure: think again. The best beauty treatment is in your own mind.

Did you know

Depression can give you wrinkles
Insomnia can cause sagging skin
Anxiety can increase reddening and skin rashes
Stress can result in acne and hair loss
and much more?

Discover the secrets of mindful beauty. Lose your permanent frown. Smooth your worried brow without Botox. Turn your sag lines into smile lines. These age-defying techniques have been specially created for a happier, more beautiful you.

Mindful beauty is a way of applying the practices of mindfulness to our physical health and well-being. Many of our routines around beauty lend themselves to mindfulness, and this will not only enhance the experience, but also have ongoing positive beautifying effects by reducing the stress and anxiety that can affect how we look and feel.

For me, The Secrets of Mindful Beauty is summed up in one line toward the end of the book: “Practicing mindfulness is a way of cultivating grace.”  This is a book about the art of being at peace in the present moment, moving positively through the world, quieting your negative thoughts and treasuring all the good that is in you. It suggests strategies for achieving mindfulness in the simple practices of our daily beauty routines: self-care, physically and mentally.

I read the book on my old kindle, so I’m not sure I got the full benefit of photographer Steve Fraser’s beautiful images.

The Secrets of Mindful Beauty is a delight. It provides a non-scary way of bringing mindfulness into our daily lives.

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