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An (Off The Rails) Ice Era Chronicle 2:15 AM
Dystopian / Sci-Fi / Post-Apocalyptic Romance
Date Published: 4/10/2018
Publisher: Troll River Publications
 
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In the harsh reality of the post-apocalyptic frozen tundra, Raiden fights his growing attraction for Ashley Winsor and her handsome shadow, Stone.
Moving closer to separation the threesome navigate a world filled with angry harvesters, subterranean trains, and hungry polar bears. Through this steamy dystopian trek, Raiden discovers that these two people may be the only thing he loves on this ice bound Earth.
Once they arrive at headquarters a decision will be made… Is Raiden the man who will destroy their fragile relationship, or is he the harvester Ash and Stone need to love?
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About the Author
C.M. Moore is a retired soldier, and a romantic at heart. After being blown up in Afghanistan and receiving a purple heart, he began writing with his wife. Connor’s first book 1:05 am is a mixture of love, sex, and action. Today if you are looking for Connor, you can find him volunteering with veteran organizations, and harassing his military buddies. You can also find him attempting to “hunt” in the woods and ponds of Minnesota. In the event you find him in the woods, don’t be scared, he can’t hit anything. If you want to contact him message him at c.m.moore.author@gmail.com 
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Book Details:

Book Title: The Myths of Safe Pesticides by André Leu
Category: Adult Non-Fiction, 168 pages
Genre: Educational / Nature / Science
Publisher: Acres USA
Release date: September 15, 2014
Tour dates: March 12 to April 13, 2018
Content Rating: G

Book Description:

The chemical-based conventional agriculture industry claims that the synthesized concoctions they sell as pesticides, herbicides, and insecticides are safe when used as directed, but does the scientific evidence truly support their assertions? Organic agriculturist and lecturer André Leu delves into a wealth of respected scientific journals to present the peer-reviewed evidence that proves the claims of chemical companies and pesticide regulators are not all they seem.

Leu translates technical jargon into layman’s terms to break down the five most repeated myths about pesticide use: independent scientific analysis shows that pesticides are not at all as safe as industry leaders and regulatory agencies claim. The pesticide industry argues that human agriculture, and thereby the global population itself, cannot survive without using pesticides and herbicides, but Leu warns that human health is at great risk unless we break free of their toxic hold and turn to more natural methods of pest and weed regulation.

Learn about:
The “Rigorously Tested” Myth
The “Very Small Amount” Myth
The “Breakdown” Myth
The “Reliable Regulatory Authority” Myth
The “Pesticides Are Essential to Farming” Myth

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About the Author:

André Leu is a longtime organic farmer in Australia and a director of Regeneration International. He served as president of IFOAM Organics International from 2011 to 2017. He speaks widely and regularly testifies to governments and NGOs worldwide on pesticide safety and policy. He is the author of the award-winning book, The Myths of Safe Pesticides.

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My Review

5 stars

Pesticides have become the norm in our lives. The consumer is looking for the bigger, prettier produce and tends to look down on items with scars, bruises, or such. This leads farmers to pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides. But if these are killing of the bad parts of farming, what are they doing to the produce and those that eat them?

The Myth of Safe Pesticides will go into the history of these chemicals from there start in the concentration camps use to kill prisoners to modern day affects. With a lot of research and studies, there is clear evidence that these chemicals are not as safe as we have been lead to believe.

Andre Leu discusses the five common myths associated with pesticides:

  • Rigorously Tested
  • Very Small Amount
  • Breakdown
  • Reliable Regulatory Authority
  • Pesticides Are Essential to Farming

Through in depth research, Andre Leu explains how there are no safe pesticides. This is a scary, eye opening account of what is happening to our children and us. This is a book I strongly recommend people read. Not educating yourself can and will kill you when it comes to pesticides.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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Louisiana Catch

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Lousiana Catch by Sweta Sirvastava Vikram

A grieving daughter and abuse survivor must summon the courage to run a feminist conference, trust a man she meets over the Internet, and escape a catfishing stalker to find her power.

Ahana, a wealthy thirty-three-year-old New Delhi woman, flees the pain of her mother’s death, and her dark past, by accepting a huge project in New Orleans, where she’ll coordinate an annual conference to raise awareness of violence against women. Her half-Indian, half-Irish colleague and public relations guru, Rohan Brady, who helps Ahana develop her online presence, offends her prim sensibilities with his raunchy humor. She is convinced that he’s a womanizer.

Meanwhile, she seeks relief from her pain in an online support group, where she makes a good friend: the mercurial Jay Dubois, who is also grieving the loss of his mother. Louisiana Catch is an emotionally immersive novel about identity, shame, and who we project ourselves to be in the world. It’s a book about Ahana’s unreliable instincts and her ongoing battle to determine whom to place her trust in as she, Rohan, and Jay shed layers of their identities.

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“Louisiana Catch is a triumph. In Ahana, Sweta Vikram has created an unforgettable character, strong, wise, and deeply human, who’ll inspire a new generation struggling to come to terms with their identity in a world of blurring identities.”
–KARAN BAJAJ, New York Times bestselling author, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent

“In Louisiana Catch, Sweta Vikram brings life to the complex human rights issue of violence against women. Through one woman’s journey to make sense of her past and ultimately heal, Vikram shows us that yoga can reconnect us to ourselves, and that by empowering others, we transform our own lives.”
–ZOE LEPAGE, Founder, Exhale to Inhale

“Louisiana Catch perfectly captures what it means to be human in a digital world, where support groups meet online, love interests flirt on Twitter, and people get confused with personas. Equal parts tender and playful, moving and hopeful, Vikram’s prose connects us with timeless truths about grief and redemption in a satisfyingly modern way.”
–STEPHANIE PATERIK, Managing Editor, Adweek

 

Author’s Bio

Sweta Srivastava Vikram (www.swetavikram.com), featured by Asian Fusion as “one of the most influential Asians of our time,” is an award-winning writer, five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Amazon bestselling author of 11 books, writing coach, columnist, marketing consultant, and wellness practitioner who currently lives in New York City. She teaches the power of yoga, Ayurveda, & mindful living to female trauma survivors, creative types, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. She is also the CEO-Founder of NimmiLife, which helps you achieve your goals by elevating your creativity & productivity while paying attention to your wellness.

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My Review

5 stars

Ahana has just divorced her abusive husband and lost her mother. She moves to America to help organize a Women’s Conference. Rohan helps her with the conference but his easy way with women leads Ahana to think he is a womanizer. Ahana is also having a hard time with the death of her mother and joins an online group. There is meets Jay, who seems to be a truly wonderful person. But the more she time she spends with Jay the more his true colors come through.

Ahana comes from an upper-class Delhi family and lives in two worlds. The traditional Indian along with the modern American societies. Each has their own pluses and minuses. After her divorce and leaving the abuse, she moves to America and learns of our own problems with online bullying and such.

Vikram writes about the abuse and scorn women go through so well that it breaks my heart. But it is very eye opening. Just to follow Ahana in her journey was tough to read. But all the hardships that she goes through shapes her into the strong woman she becomes at the end of this book.

I admit that this is not a book I would normally chose to read but I’m very glad that I stepped outside my bubble. It’s a great read and one that I recommend.

I received a complimentary copy of this book I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

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