Thursday, September 21, 2017

#ApneTareekeSeHealthy ~ A first time mom's tips for staying healthy

We all want to be healthy. I mean who wants to visit doctors frequently?!

But despite all resolutions and pledges to staying healthy and not succumbing to junk food like burger, pizza etc. I often find myself deviating from all my best intentions towards staying and eating healthy.

A first time mom with a just-started-walking kid, staying fit the traditional way with gymming and dieting is just not possible. I have to be creative in my efforts to staying healthy and fit.


Here are the top ways that I have incorporated in my life to ensure that I stay happy, healthy and glowing:

1) Stay happy to stay healthy


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A calm and happy mind is the first pre-requisite for staying illness free. Human mind is very powerful, if we succeed in training our mind to being positive and happy, we will automatically feel a renewed strength in our immune system and betterment of our health.

I listen to soothing music, read inspirational and entertaining literature, indulge in my hobby of gardening and try to imitate my kid's happiness in small things that we often take for granted to train my mind to stay happy.


2) Drink lots of water

It has been my experience that dehydration often causes irritation and makes our immune system weak, causing illness. So I aim at drinking atleast 2 litres of water to stay hydrated and healthy.

Plus, water is calorie free so it nourishes my body without making me fat. Staying hydrated also ensures radiant and glowing skin.

Sometimes I spike my water with lemon juice or amla (Indian gooseberry) juice to add the nutritional, cleansing qualities of lemon and amla to detoxify my body of harmful chemicals.




3) Replace normal tea/coffee with green tea and/or green coffee.

I am a chaiaholic and cant resist tea. But while I love tea, I also know that milk tea and milk coffee have added calories that are not useful to my body. So I have introduce green tea and green coffee in my daily schedule which have anti-oxidants with zero calories and which also detoxify and strengthen my immune system, not to mention reduce fat.

I take atleast two cups of green tea or green coffee, depending on my mood to ensure I stay healthy and this way, I get my to indulge my tea love without harming my health in the process.


4) Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

With a small kid, everyone at home is extra vigilant to serve him all kinds of fresh fruits and even experiment with vegetables to prepare the healthiest of dishes. Having a kid opened my eyes to staying healthy because I want to lead by example and so I try and include atleast three helpings of fresh fruits, eat lots of vegetables in the form of salads, soups and curries.




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Encouraging my kid to eat fresh and go green is the first step towards getting him and myself in top form.


5) Less Salt for more life

Excess processed salt that contains sodium is often the main culprit behind high blood pressure and can lead to many other forms of diseases so I try to limit my processed salt intake to one teaspoon and replace processed salt with rock salt, ajwain (carom seeds) and limit my intake of processed, packed food that contains lots of unnecessary sodium harmful to health.


6) Be thankful

It has been proven in research that people who count their blessings and are thankful for what they have are generally more healthy and live longer, fuller lives as compared to people feeling dissatisfied with their lives.



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I play a game with my kid where we count our blessings and then thank God. He is still a baby and most times I know he doesn't understand a thing of what I am saying but still that innocent smile gives me hope that all is well in my life!


7) Take time out to play

While I know I cant leave my kid to go to a dedicated gym, I can always get my exercise by playing with my baby. Kids are energetic and need to expend energy which gives me the perfect workout and also acts as bonding time between mother and son.

I perform stationary jogging while cooking and watching TV which has proven a great way of getting back to my pre-pregnancy weight.



8) Less oil and only health friendly oil

I love fried food but also know that the oil I use plays a big part in me being healthy and fit so I have switched to Saffola Active cooking oil that is heart and health friendly.

Apart from this, I also try to dry roast, steam and boil my food more rather than fry. Zero-oil recipes are always my top search nowadays!


9) Emotional management

Suppressing emotion is a sure shot way of getting unhealthy. Proper emotional outlets should be a part of our life. Be it stress, anger, grief or any other kind of emotion, expressing it in a constructive way is the key to a healthier life.




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I have taken to laughing loudly, playing with my kid, watching my favourite movies, reading my all-time favourite books, doing some stretching yoga asans or expressing my negative emotions through aerobics to the tune of hard rock
Counting to ten and back never worked for me so the above tricks are some of the ways I use to lift my mood.


There are so many ways to staying healthy if only we are dedicated enough to find them. Health is wealth so if you haven't started taking steps to staying fit, now is the time.

The above are some of the ways in which I stay #ApneTareekeSeHealthy. How do you stay fit? Do share your tips with me in the comments section below.

I am joining Saffola #ApneTareekeSeHealthy initiative and sharing my ways of being healthy in association with BlogAdda.






Saturday, September 16, 2017

NWoBS has been nominated for the Indian Blogger Awards 2017! Please show some love...

Hello Everyone! 

I am so excited to share with you all that Njkinny's World of Books & Stuff (NWoBS) has been nominated for the Indian Blogger Awards 2017!

This is my first time for this award and I am so nervous. NWoBS started almost four years back as a means of letting free my creative spirit and escape the chaos of reality. In these past years, I have met some really awesome people which include Bloggers, Readers and Authors, not discounting the amazing PR people from various agencies, publishing houses and other media.

The journey has been eventful to say the least and I am so thankful to each and every one of you who read my posts and take time out to leave comments, share your views and show love and encouragement to me. THANK YOU!!!

With the below awards, I have taken a shy step to mingle among the elite and pro blogger world and would really appreciate any support you can show me.

Please leave you comments, testimonials on the link below and share the news of NWoBS' nomination with friends and family.

https://www.indiblogger.in/iba/2017/entry/72664

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I hope to write and keep entertaining you for a lot more years.

Loads of Love,
Njkinny

#BookBlitz, #BookReview and #Giveaway: Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali #1) by Falguni Kothari

★.•**•.★ Soul Warrior Book Blast ★.•**•.★ 
15th to 17th September, 2017


The Age of Kali is a series of mythic fantasy novels by international bestselling novelist Falguni Kothari. The first book of the series, Soul Warrior, introduces readers to a fictional law-governed Cosmos made up of heavenly, demonic and human realms and its protagonist, Lord Karna, the legendary guardian of the Human Realm, who is coerced into training six godlings into demon hunters against a rising demon army. The series arc interlocks into a war of domination between the Light and Dark forces of the Cosmos and the race to control the one soul capable of total cosmic annihilation, demi-god Karna's and Draupadi's secret child.





Praise for Soul Warrior:

"A beautiful exploration of fantasy and mythology, Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali) is the latest release from Falguni Kothari and by any stretch of the imagination she’s delivered an awesome story. Rich, enchanting, evocative, she effortlessly blends an ancient Indian epic and South Asian mythology with grace and quiet elegance to create the canvas upon which her miraculous world finds form.... Beautifully written and enviably imaginative, Soul Warrior proves an exemplary example of Fantasy Fiction. Definitely deserving of your attention it is recommended without reservation!"
   —Book Viral 

"I loved the writing which... hit that nice spot between being evocative and descriptive and still keeping the story moving....It has a huge cast of fascinating characters, a deep and rich world and definitely something I’m interested in following."

   —Fangs for Fantasy 

"I loved the way Ms. Falguni has shown an eye for the details scattered throughout the novel.... Will I recommend this book? Oh yes, and be assured you will grab the next one too just to know more about the Soul Warrior."

   —Global Asian Times 

"The plot is intriguing, much in the tradition of a modern thriller.... Precisely sketched and nuanced with quirky detail, the characters enrich the story they inhabit.... The vibrant characters in the multi-hued setting are the stuff superhero animation films are made of. Soul Warrior engrosses and enthralls. A thumping good read, I would say."

   —Of Prose and Poetry blog 


Read an Excerpt:



SHUNYA: NOTHING AND EVERYTHING


Kuru Kshetra Battlefield.

        Day 17 of the Great Kuru War, seven thousand five hundred years ago.


Death is hot.


That surprises me. I’d imagined death as cold and brutal. Merciless. But in truth, death is hot as blood, and constant like a heartbeat.



Thrum. Thrum. Thrum. My lifeblood ebbs to the rhythm. My head ripped from its torso by Anjalika, the arrow of death that burns even now with the energy of the sun. Struck from behind like some novice. Felled in battle by that lily-livered usurper the Heavens smile upon—Prince Arjun. Brother Arjun.


What have I done?


I harness the thought. Cease all reflection and wrench free of my mortal body. I soar up, up into the gloaming, snapping the ties that tether me to life. Dead, I have no use for ties.


“A matter of perspective, Karna, O son of my godsire.” The unearthly words strum through the air, and I quiver like a plucked bowstring, overcome as much by the voice as its blasphemous claim. 


“Bonds of devotion nourish the soul, brother.”


There is that word again. Brother. Unpleasant laughter wells up in me. Alive, I am abandoned, denied my birthright—Celestial or royal. Death, it seems, changes everything.


A bright, nebulous light brings forth Lord Yama, the God of Death, atop his divine mount. His elephantine thighs ripple beneath a silken dhoti, ochre and crimson of color, as he guides the mammoth water buffalo to a halt. An iron medallion sways against the God’s powerful cerulean torso, its center stone an ethereal blood orange.


Hypnotic. Pulsing with life. I am drawn to the stone.


“Piteous waste,” Lord Yama mutters, surveying the carnage of war far below us.


I trace the trajectory of his gaze and behold the battered remains of my army drenched in the evidence of its mortality. Is it true? Have we died in vain?


Words form inside me and I will them out. “Shall we go, my lord?”


“Ha! Impatient to be judged, are you? Anxious to have your fate revealed?” asks the Judge of the Hell Realm. His red-black eyes burn with intelligence and compassion in a blue-tinged face that is long and lean and hard. “Rest easy, brother-warrior. You are not bound for the Great Courtroom.”

Not bound for Hell? Where then? Fear has eluded me for so long that I take a moment to recognize it. 

A hollow-bellied feeling it is, as annoying as a bone stuck in my throat.


“My lord, I have done bad deeds…terrible deeds in my life. I have waged wars, this horrendous bloodshed, and all because my pride could not—would not abide rejection. I have sinned. I must atone for my actions.”


Lord Yama smiles in a way I do not like. “You have redeemed yourself admirably, Karna. You forfeited your life for the greater good today. The deed far outweighs any misguided ones. Be at peace, brother, and enjoy the fruits of your karma.”


There is but one place to enjoy such fruits—the Higher Worlds.


I’d rather burn in Hell for eternity. I say so. “I won’t live amongst the Celestials.” Coexisting with the very souls who’ve spurned me is unthinkable. Watching her—for she would surely reside in Heaven soon—will be eternal torture.


Yama shakes his head, the horns on his crown slashing to and fro. “I thought you might say that. Relax. Your destiny lies elsewhere.”


“Am I to be reborn then? Am I to begin a new life, and forget the past?” Pain, sharp as a blade, lances through me at the thought. Forget my past? My family? Even her? Was that my punishment? To forget all that made me human?


It must be so. For have I not betrayed them as surely as I’ve betrayed my prince regent?


“Human rebirth is not your destiny, either. You are chosen, brother. Your war skills are needed for a higher purpose.” The God slips off his mount, his garments rustling in agitation. “This unjust war has pushed the Cosmos to the vortex of a cataclysm. Tomorrow, the Kuru War will end. Fearing its outcome, the Celestials rolled the Die of Fate and have unwittingly bestowed on Demon Kali untold powers.” Lord Yama bares his fangs in disgust at the foolish gamble. “Imagine the havoc that asura and his minions will wreak on the weak if left unchecked. The Human Realm must be safeguarded during Kali’s dark reign.”


I can imagine the horror only too well as I have battled with evil all my life. But I am done with wars. 

I am done with defeat. I won’t waste another lifetime fighting.

“With due respect, my lord, I am not the man for this task.”


“You are not a man at all,” Yama thunders, fists shaking. “You are the son of Surya, the Sun God. Accept that you are no ordinary soul.”


I say nothing. I think nothing. I feel something but I squash it down.


Lord Yama’s thick black brows draw together. “Demon Kali will try to pervade every particle of good that exists in the Cosmos, beginning with the corruptible Human Realm. Once he obliterates all of humanity, he’ll set his sights on the Celestials. Kali will not stop until he’s destroyed our way of life. But you can stop him. You are light to his darkness. Do you understand now why you had to betray him? Your beloved humans need you, Karna. I need you. Our father believes in you. Claim your rightful place in the Cosmos.”


Impatiently, Lord Yama removes the iron medallion from his neck and holds it out. The vermillion sunstone glows as if its soul is on fire. Nay! It is my soul that is on fire.


Indescribable energy curls through me. I gasp, though not in pain. I shudder and feel myself grow large, grow hot. Was this rebirth?


I am strong, full-bodied and lethal once more. Then I roar as light bursts forth from my very core and I throb with glorious, blinding power. When I come to myself, my world has changed again. Bubbles of color shimmer all around me: cobalt and saffron, azure and rose. By karma! They are souls. Infinite floating souls.


“Behold the spectrum of life: the worthy, the notorious, the righteous and the sinners.” The God of Death’s soul was a worthy sapphire blue with a tinge of silver. “Your duty, should you choose to accept the office of the Soul Warrior, is to hunt down the red-souled asuras and crush them. Whatever you decide, I wish you a long and successful Celestial existence, Karna,” Yama booms out and vanishes into the purpling sky.


The parley has stunned me. The world of color holds me in thrall. I was dead. Yet, now I am not. A new path lies before me. Unwanted, unwelcome, I insist on principle. I close my eyes. Open them to stare at the medallion cupped in my hand—a golden-hued hand at once familiar and not—and know myself for a fool. I do want this. It’s what I am.


Bastard-born. Rebel. Son. Husband. Father. Warlord. And protector. I fist the talisman, buoyed by its concrete warmth. This is who I am.


I am the Soul Warrior.




About the Author:


Falguni Kothari is a New York-based South Asian author and an amateur Latin and Ballroom dance silver medalist with a semi-professional background in Indian Classical dance. She’s published in India in contemporary romance with global e-book availability; Bootie and the Beast (Harlequin Mills and Boon) and It’s Your Move, Wordfreak! (Rupa & Co.), and launches a mythic fantasy series with Soul Warrior (The Age of Kali, #1)

I’m embarrassed to admit how many social media accounts I own :

Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads * Pinterest




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Friday, September 8, 2017

Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50 #Review

The search for a good sunscreen has made me try and experiment with a variety of sunscreens from a multitude of companies but every time I seem to come back to Lotus. I absolutely adore Lotus Herbals Safe Sun 3-In-1 Matte Look Daily Sunblock SPF-40 and am a diligent user. 

When I heard about Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50, I was intrigued and ordered it for trial. After using it for almost four months, today I will share my experience with you.


Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunscreen


Things I liked about Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50:




1) High range of SPF with a SPF 50 protection- Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel offers SPF 50 protection which offers a shield against the harshest of UVA and UVB rays of the sun.


2) It gets easily absorbed by the skin, doesn't leave a whitish tinge and gives a matte finish.



3) Lightly fragranced. It contains extracts of Horse chestnut, comfrey and vanilla which leave a lingering, pleasing fragrance without offending our nose.



4) It is light on the skin and unlike many sunscreens, doesn't leave a thick layer.


Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel sunscreen Swatch
Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Swatch

5) The matte effect can also act as a makeup base. The face instantly brightens and even without applying makeup it gives a great even toned skin effect, hiding the blemishes and irregularities in colour of the skin.


6) Only a small quantity is required. A pea sized dollop is enough for the face.



7) Gives protection for atleast 2-3 hours.



8) Suits all skin types with no allergic reactions.



9) Is water resistant. I tried it out during my beach outings and even when my face got wet, it stayed put until I scrubbed it off which is great.



10) Protects against tanning, pre-mature aging, skin cancer and sun burn. This sunscreen effectively protected me from tanning and suns burns but you have to re-apply it after 2-3 hours for it to be effective.



11) Has an impressive shelf life of three years from the date of manufacture.






Things I didn't like about Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50:



1) Even with a gel based concoction, Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel sunscreen caused me to sweat after application. So if you have oily skin or combination skin that tends to act as oily in summers like me then this sunscreen may cause you to sweat out. I tested it for my beach outings and non-beach outings and every time, my skin got sweaty and more oily as soon as I applied the sunscreen.


2) The orange packing is not very travel friendly because the sunscreen tends to accumulate around the opening of the flip open tube. Also the cap does not close properly.


Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel Sunscreen




Conclusion:

All in all, Lotus Herbals Safe Sun UV Screen Matte Gel SPF 50 is a sunscreen that I will recommend to people with dry or combination skin who are looking for an effective sunscreen with a higher SPF. It failed in the non-oily finish department because my skin did get oily and sweaty. At 410 INR for 100 gm pack, this is slightly expensive but still a worthy sunscreen available among the hordes of other sunscreens in this price range.




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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

#BookBlitz and #BlogExclusive #Giveaway: False Vacuum (Tristan Janssen Series Book 1) by V.K. Pen


Hey Book Lovers,

Author VK Pen is celebrating the release of his new mystery/Mythological Scifi thriller, False Vacuum here on NWoBS and giving away 5 copies of his book to 5 lucky winners.

Checkout the book and enter the giveaway below.

-Love,

Njkinny


False Vacuum (Tristan Janssen Series Book 1) by V.K. Pen


Vedas are the gift of god; science is the findings of men. Theoretical physicist Tristan Janssen, a brilliant young scientific mind, isn’t one to believe in theology; however, a string of mysterious occurrences are challenging his long-standing ideologies. Questions about false vacuum are arising… questions that science simply isn’t prepared to answer. It’s been known awhile the fate of our world rests upon the shoulders of an infinitesimally small particle, but what isn’t known is that there exists a way by which the particle could be toppled. Unfortunately Tristan isn’t the only one aware of this hidden truth; there are others… men of evil, men with a terrible agenda. Recognizing the grave danger his world is in, Tristan sets upon a quest to stop these evil men. Can he survive the precipitous challenges that await him? Can he find the answers to his questions? Can he save his world?

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Meet the Author:

V.K. Pen was born in Pune, India, and currently resides in southern California. He spent much of his adolescent life living in remote areas where often the primary mode of entertainment was imagination. Since early childhood he created imaginary worlds, and planted himself in the center of it. After thirty some years of life– two graduate level degrees, a thriving high-tech career– his imaginations finally turned into words… into False Vacuum.


Giveaway:
Prize: 5 ebooks up for grabs. 
Ends 17th September
Open to Indian residents only.

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive an ebook. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Njkinny from NWoBS and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#ReleaseDayBlitz and #Giveaway: The Protectors by Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase

Celebrate the Release of 
PROTECTING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and 
PROTECTING THE MOVIE STAR along with the entire 
THE PROTECTORS series!  



Four former Marines, each trying to protect the one they love. The Protectors series tells their stories. Fans of contemporary romance will not be able to put this series by New York Times Bestselling Authors, Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase, down.

Add PROTECTING THE GIRL NEXT DOOR and PROTECTING THE MOVIE STAR to your TBR pile on Goodreads! Be sure to enter the giveaway for a $15 Amazon gift card! One runner-up will receive their choice eBook from Noelle’s backlist.


Title: Protecting the Girl Next Door
Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Series: The Protectors #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99

Synopsis:
Protecting the Girl Next Door was originally published as Forever Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

I like women, and I like adventure. I always have. The last thing I want to do is settle down with the girl next door and live a boring, domestic life. So I have no idea what I'm doing here, posing as a first-grade teacher.

It's the most ridiculous undercover security job I've ever had to work. Corralling a bunch of six-year-olds while I try to do my job and keep anyone from knowing how clueless I really am. I manage to fool everyone. Except Kristin.

She's an actual teacher, and she's determined to find out what I'm really doing here. She doesn't trust me, and her daughter doesn't like me. And the worst part is that I'm starting to like them. A lot.

So now, instead of being the tough guy, I'm stuck with rowdy children and Christmas pageants and falling in love. It's not the way I thought I'd spend Christmas.

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Title: Protecting the Movie Star
Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 30, 2017
Series: The Protectors #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99

Synopsis:
Protecting the Movie Star was originally published as Home Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The story of my life isn't pretty. I come from the wrong side of the tracks. I've been a criminal. I've been homeless. I almost killed my father, and I might be responsible for the death of my best friend.
I should not be wanting Evangeline.

Her life story is the stuff of dreams. She's America's sweetheart - beautiful, talented, and famous - and she doesn't want anything to do with me. I'll protect her from a stalker since it's my job, but that's all I'm allowed. No touching, no lusting, no falling in love. I'm all wrong for her, and she's completely off-limits.

But I've never been good about following the rules.
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Enter to win a $15 Amazon Gift Card! One runner-up will receive their choice eBook from Noelle’s backlist.



Be sure to check out the entire THE PROTECTORS series!

Title: Protecting His Best Friend’s Sister
Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 9, 2017
Series: The Protectors #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: FREE

Synopsis:
Protecting His Best Friend's Sister was originally published as Duty Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

The only woman I want is the one I can never have.

Harper. My best friend's sister. I've wanted her since I was eighteen, but she's always been off-limits. Now I'm home after years in the Marines, and nothing has changed--except everything has. Her brother is dead, and she's on a hopeless quest for answers about his death.

And I want her just as much as ever.

Someone is trying to kill her now, and she won't let me keep her safe. I have to protect her anyway, even if she doesn't trust me, even if she hates me for it. A man protects what's precious to him, whether or not he can ever claim her for his own.

And Harper has always been precious to me.
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Title: Protecting the Enemy
Author: Noelle Adams and Samantha Chase
Release Date: August 9, 2017
Series: The Protectors #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Price: $2.99

Synopsis:
Protecting the Enemy was originally published as Honor Bound. It has since been expanded, revised, and re-edited.

Twelve years ago, I gave up the love of my life because my family made the relationship impossible. Now that Ali has come back to me, I'm not going to give her up again.

It's been years since I've seen her, and I know she's hated me all this time. I never expected to see her working as an event planner for one of my father's business partners. But here she is, always snooping around and getting into trouble. I'm supposed to be providing security, but I can't stop thinking about her.

She's up to something, and it might put her in danger. She sees me as the enemy now. Maybe I am, but I'm not going to lose her again. I might be hired to protect the man she's working against, but my heart only wants to protect her.
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About Noelle Adams:


Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

If you'd like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams@gmail.com. Or connect with her on TwitterFacebook
, and Goodreads.

 
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