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Cathadeus

Book Details:

Book Title: Cathadeus (Book One of the Walking Gates)
Author: Jeff J. Peters
Category: YA Fiction, 344 pages
Genre: Fantasy
Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing
Release date: Dec 8, 2017
Tour dates: Dec 4 to 15, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (fighting scenes)

Book Description:

It has been six hundred years since the Alchemists fused together men and beasts to form strong, mindless slaves. Now, their most vicious creations have attacked the mystical Walking Gates, slaughtering their Keepers and isolating their cities. Wounded in the brutal attack, Braxton Prinn’s mother is on the verge of death and he makes a desperate journey to find the reclusive elven master who can save her. But when he discovers an ancient magic, Brax is caught up in an even greater struggle and soon finds himself hunted for his power. Drawn into the chaos of an impending war and pursued by enemies on all sides, Brax must fight to save his mother and her race from slipping into darkness. Though his untamed magic may be the greatest threat of all . . .

What Readers are Saying about Cathadeus:

“Jeff J. Peters’ strong cinematic writing style allowed me to easily visualize the story and feel that I was right there alongside the characters.”
– Alison W.

“Jeff J. Peters’ writing is so smooth and easy to read – I can’t tell you how much of a pleasure it was…and how quickly you end up being drawn into the story because of it.”
– Amanda R.

“Cathadeus is the best kind of fantasy story – you get to learn along with a flawed main character while you get lost in a richly designed world. You can’t help but keep reading. A cleanly written pairing of characters you wish you could spend more time with and an enthralling world built around them. Cathadeus is the kind of story that plays perfectly off of your imagination, with characters grounded in reality to make it feel like you could really be there.”
– Ryan N.

“Jeff J. Peters definitely has storytelling skills…The story stayed on my mind when I wasn’t reading it. Young readers will be drawn in this imaginative story, while they relate to Braxton’s struggles with temper, insecurity, and young love. Cathadeus is dramatic, with an anxious tone—at times bleak, as the story keeps you wondering until the final battle if good will prevail.”
– Elizabeth C.

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 Meet the Author:

 

JEFF J. PETERS was born in South Africa and immigrated to the United States as a teenager, where he fell in love with all things fantasy. He obtained degrees in digital electronics and computer science and worked as an IT professional for more than twenty years. In 2014, he left his corporate position to focus full-time on writing. Cathadeus is his debut novel. He is currently working on the sequel.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Facebook

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End Dec 23
Win a hardcover copy of Cathadeus by Jeff J. Peters.
One winner will also get a $25 Amazon.com gift card
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12 Days to Happiness

Book Details:Book Title: 21 Days to Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Happiness
Author: Ingrid Kelada
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 230 pages
Genre: Motivational, self-help
Publisher: Wellness Ink
Release date: September 19, 2017
Tour dates: Nov 27 to Dec 15, 2017
Content Rating: G (The subject is intended more for adults, but there’s no explicit language or content.)Book Description:

Struggling to find work-life balance? Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed and frustrated or just want to increase your happiness, you can learn how in just 10 minutes a day!

For some of us, feeling busy or stressed has become the new normal. Others feel okay, but just want a boost to productivity, energy and motivation.

Instead of hoping for happiness, what if happiness is something you DO, something you CHOOSE every day? The good news: it is and the solutions are simple.

Psychologist and happiness expert Ingrid Kelada provides a practical, step-by-step guide to help you increase your personal happiness and feel more motivated. You can learn how with simple 10-minute strategies. Each day of the 21-day journey focuses on one key area of your life, including:

Time: how to break the cycle of chaos and manage your time effectively.
Body Language: exploring the surprising links between body language and happiness.
Relationships: how to make the most of the number one predictor of happiness.
Work: how to use your strengths and talents so that you are engaged and motivated.
Money: what you should spend your money on to feel most satisfied.

The book is interactive. Each chapter features resources like apps to try, videos to watch for deeper understanding, or tools to help you master these new habits. At the end of three weeks, along with increased happiness, you’ll find you’ve become more:

• productive
• focused
• patient
• energetic
• healthy
• motivated
• positive

Happiness is a choice. A daily decision to choose happy can be easy, fun and rewarding. With this book, in just a few minutes per day, you can practice one new happiness habit, add resources to your arsenal, and jot down your notes in the journal section.

Buy 21 Days to Happiness today to create a happier more satisfying life.

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My Review
5 stars

How happy are you? Do you desire to be happy? Feel like you are struggling? Look no further. 21 Days to Happiness is a great guide to how to be happier, more productive, and decrease your frustration. Ingrid Kelada goes into the science of happiness. How you define happiness, benefits, factors, and so much more.

From there Ingrid has 21 Happiness Tips. She suggests that you do the tips one a day for three weeks. Of course this is to help change your mind and start a habit. But I love how there are the tips, more information, and a section that you can records how it went on each tip.

This book is a great guide to help change your mind and to be happier. It’s amazing what a change just being happy can make on our lives. But it seems so hard to be able to change our frame of mind. I love this guide, it give you scientific information behind happiness, then gives you an amazing guide to help rewire your mind.

If you are serious about being happy then you need to check out this book. You will love it.

I received 21 Days to Happiness from iRead Books Tours for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.

Meet the Author:

 

Ms. Ingrid Kelada is an experienced psychologist and happiness expert. She is a speaker and has facilitated over 1000 workshops all over the world. People find her to be pragmatic, inspiring and funny! She has an online personality questionnaire store to help people identify their talents and interests. With over 25 years experience, she offers her expertise to a wide range of clients. She is bilingual and a member of the professional association of Psychologists of Quebec. Visit her online at http://www.keladacc.ca

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ LinkedIn ~ Instagram

 Excerpt
The Benefits Of Living A Happier Life

Do you want to feel better? Feeling good is just the start of the exciting benefits that stem from increased happiness. Hundreds of studies on positive psychology show that feeling happy, which is defined as having more positive emotions, has a wide range of benefits.

With all these rich benefits, it’s worth investing your time and a little effort in increasing your happiness. Here are some outcomes you can anticipate.

Health: Happier people tend to get sick less frequently, recover more quickly, and live longer.

Success at work: Happier people and happier teams are more productive and profitable. They have higher sales, more satisfied customers, and get better evaluations from their employers.

Deeper connections: Happier people have better relationships and deeper connections with other people.

Generosity: Happier people give more of their resources, including time and money, to help others.

Positivity: Feeling happy widens the span of possibilities. Happier people are shown to be more creative and curious. They are open to exploring new ideas and possibilities, which leads to more growth.

Resilience: Everyone experiences life’s ups and downs, but happier people are better able to bounce back, and are more likely to find solutions to the challenges they face.

Infectiousness: Last but not least, I always say that happiness is contagious. Happier people share their positive emotions with family, friends, and colleagues, leaving a wake of smiles and positivity wherever they go.

Enter the Giveaway!
Ends Dec 23
 One winner will get a signed copy of 21 Days to Happiness plus a $20 Amazon gift card
(open to USA and Canada)
and
two winners will each get an ebook copy of 21 Days to Happiness
(open to int’l)
3 winners total

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