Book promo post! Bettina’s Bonus by Anna Fondant

This is a book promo post! A blogger friend, Paula Light, has written this wonderful romance novel, she writes under a pen name but she’s ok with people knowing its her that wrote the book!

Heres the description of the book!

Bettina meets Greg on a blind date gone topsy-turvy. He’s the wrong man who might just turn out to be Mr. Right. It’s not so simple though. Bettina has to overcome her preconceived notions about men and relationships in order to learn to love and trust again. Greg has some heart-healing to do himself as he falls for Bettina’s seductive charms. Will passion’s flame burn out, or can these two fragile hearts nurture that fire into something that lasts for a lifetime?

And heres the link to buy a Kindle version:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MC8GL74?

This book looks awesome! I recommend you go buy a copy right away!
Paulas writing is top notch!

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I had a decent nights sleep

I made myself go to bed relatively early. I watched a documentary on tv after the 9 O’clock news. That was over by 10:30 and once it ended I went straight to bed. I didnt think I’d sleep but I surprised myself, I fell asleep almost straight away. I did wake a few times on and off, but overall I slept well. I only woke at around 4 AM. I decided then to get up. So now I am up but I feel a lot better than I did yesterday, the sleep must have did me good. I made a coffee and am drinking it now. It tastes like heaven. I am listening to the radio also. I heard an interview with the author Louise O’neill who wrote the book, asking for it. That was a good book, its about a girl who was raped, its fiction but its an irish author, and a great read. My PA frances will be here at 9 AM. I need to to to the pharmacy to drop off my prescription, and I also have to hand it into the doctors as the pharmacy can only dispense one week worth of it, after that you have to get the rest of it from your GP. I’ll be starting the clonadine tonight. Well I hope I will, I hope the pharmacy will have it in stock.

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Book promo: Going dark, by paula light

Paula light who blogs over at light motifs has written a wonderful book, actually she’s written more than one, I read this one a few weeks ago. It was amazing! She is very talented and her writing is captivating and really draws you in!

This is what Paula says about her book…read below…

Going Dark is Paula Light’s second collection of poetry and short fiction. As the title suggests, the subject matter can be a little dark at times, but there are also many bright and hopeful pieces too. The main focus is about emotional healing.

Here is a link to the Kindle version:
https://www.amazon.com/Going-Dark-fiction-poetry-collection-ebook/dp/B00NB32T5W

Here is a link to the Audiobook:
https://www.amazon.com/Going-Dark-Fiction-Poetry-Collection/dp/B07WCD2LFT

Do read it if you can! You wont be disappointed!

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Making sense of psychiatric diagnosis by Ashley Peterson

Ashley who blogs at mental health home, has written an amazing book, and I thought I’d promote it for her!

I think its a must have for anyone dealing with a mental illness, or anyone who has a loved one who has a mental illness.

Here is a blurb about the book.

Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis: Understanding the DSM-5 covers the DSM-5 criteria for a variety of mental illnesses, including what’s involved in making a diagnosis, the symptom criteria for each diagnosis, and an explanation of what the various symptoms actually look like.

In order to give a clearer picture of what different psychiatric diagnoses are actually like to live with, the book includes first-hand accounts from people who have actually experienced each diagnosis.

With the fusion of diagnostic information, clinical experience, and lived experience, this book offers a unique, well-rounded perspective on the reality of mental illness.

Its available to buy in paperback from amazon, or on kindle, or for a cheaper price from Ashleys website, the link is below.

https://mentalhealthathome.org/making-sense-of-psychiatric-diagnosis/

I’ve also attached the cover of the book to this post!

So go on, what are you waiting for, go out and buy this great book, it will make a great addition to your bookshelves.

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Book review: Innocent by cathy Glass

I just finished the latest Cathy Glass book a few days ago. It was a great read like all of her books are. I do have to say though that I knew what the problem with the mother was right from the get go. It wasnt hard to spot what was going on. Maybe it would be to someone who didnt know a lot about mental illness or psychology, but I knew right away what the issue was with her.
The book centres around two siblings, molly age 3, and kit aged 18 months. they were taken into care due to Kits non accidental injuries. He had a broken arm and bruising to his face.
While in care, the kids are sick a lot. They keep having symptoms like vomiting, rashes, breathing difficulties etc. Normally it happens after contact with their parents. It turns out the mother is making them ill. She has munchausens bi proxy.
It is only after Cathys own daughter Lucy becomes ill that Cathy figures out that the food from contact is contaminated, but she doesnt guess its the mother doing it, she thinks the food is being stored incorrectly at home.
When she finds out the real cause of the childrens mysterious illnesses, she is shocked. I wont spoil the ending, but I will say, I did not like how the book ended. Its true to life though, and I guess the ending was how things happened, and cathy is reporting it exactly how things unfolded.
Overall I enjoyed the book. And I think anyone who reads it will too. I read it in a matter of days. Its a real page turner.
It also highlights the mental illness munchausin bi proxy. That illness isnt very well known. I thought it was good that it gets some attention as this sort of thing does happen far too often and its hard to pinpoint or diagnose.
I rate the book five stars! Its available on amazon, and in paperback from all good book stores, and on kindle and on audible as an audio book also.

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Day at home

I’ve had a relatively quiet day. Did not do much today. Decided to just stay home and chill.

I did not sleep well at all last night, so caught up on some sleep in the afternoon, got about 3 hours. My friend Norma woke me up, she called me to check if I was ok, as we hadnt talked in a few days, and thats unlike us.

I’ve been just watching tv, judge judy, and some chat shows, and the news. I’ve also been reading and trying to finish up the cathy glass book, I have 1 hour 52 minutes of it left to read now.

I should finish it up tonight! I dont know what I will read next, but I’m not short on books to choose from thats for sure.

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Book review: Please dont take my sisters, by Maggie Hartley

I finished this book a few days ago. It was a great read, but a very very sad read.

I think this was one of the saddest foster care memoirs I’ve ever read.

The book is about 3 siblings, amelee, lexi and Leo. They come into care on an emergency placement. Lexi is 3, Amelee is 5 and Leo is 13.

The little girls do well in foster care, but Leo has tons of issues. He’s been looking after his sisters at home, caring for them, while his mother is drinking a lot, and pretty much out of it the whole time.

Due to this, he has a lot of anxiety, he has OCD tendencies, and an eating disorder. It comes to light too later in the story that he self harms.

I wont ruin the book, but the ending of it isnt really a happy one. You wont be able to stop reading though once you start, you’ll just want to find out what happens to these 3 children.

Basically the story is whether the 2 little girls should be adopted, without their big brother, or whether the children should all stay together. As I said, I wont spoil the ending for you…do read it to find out, you wont be disappointed.

The book is available on kindle, in paperback, and in audio from audible.

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