8/09/2019

Wally Runnels Amazon Giftcard and Book Giveaway Ends 8/24/19!

Hey guys! I know it has been a good while since I posted up a giveaway, but I am posting one now! It's very simple to enter and has a pretty nice prize. Read on to learn more and enter below.



Reintroducing Author Wally Runnels #Giveaway:
 $25 Amazon GC & Book, "Twisted Love" 

This giveaway is hosted by Reading Authors Network.
Thank you to all of the bloggers who are helping to promote this giveaway.


Reintroducing, author Wally Runnels.  Wally is the author of several published books. Each book  is considered "Border Pulp" and has complex characters mostly with grit."Rocky" appears in these books and is a character to be reckoned with.

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Wally was born in San Diego, traveled through Mexico, and Latin America. He was 
raised on the border at his family's ranch, whose original deed was recorded in 1870. 
Hanging out between two countries, he met a lot of unusual people: Hollywood types, 
border patrol officers, professional trackers, smugglers, and people he won't mention 
by name. He'll remind you no matter how weird a story can get, it'll contain some 
grain of truth.






Wally Runnels hung out between two countries, he met a lot of unusual people: Hollywood types, 
border patrol officers, professional trackers, smugglers, and people he won't mention 
by name. He'll remind you no matter how weird a story can get, it'll contain some 
grain of truth.

For more information visit: www.wallyrunnels.com

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Here is a synopsis of his latest book, Twisted Love


Twisted Love explores the redemptive power of love even amidst the most brutal and privileged echelons of contemporary society. Julietta Aguilar, a young archaeologist with a dark past shrouded with sordid family secrets, discovers a hidden chamber under the ruins of the Templo Mayor, in the heart of Mexico City. She soon finds herself enmeshed in an ancient mystery even as she tries to solve her father's senseless murder.

Now followed by cartel killers, deadly supernatural spirits and thwarted by her own family, her quest for peace seems almost insurmountable – until she meets a man in black with a nefarious background who goes only by one name, Rocky. 

A fast-paced, gripping read reminiscent of fifties pulp, the characters in Twisted Love offer a dark study in human nature.



Get the book on Amazon now!

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To reintroduce himself and his books, author Wally Runnels is hosting a giveaway. The giveaway is for a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of his latest book, Twisted Love. See below for details. 

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Rules and Disclosure: This giveaway is hosted by Wally Runnels, who is responsible for prize shipment, and by Reading Authors Network. Any other blog helping to promote this giveaway is responsible for the giveaway prize. 
The giveaway is for U.S. only participants and runs from 8/8/19 through 8/24/19.
If you would like to have your books promoted or an author with social media management, please contact Michelle at ReadingAuthorsNetwork@gmail.com







Good luck to you all!!!

6/12/2019

Busy At The Gym Progress

Wow, guys, it's been a few weeks since I lasted posted, right?
I do apologize. 

I have been super busy, but for a very good reason!
I've been going to the gym at least 6 days a week. I spend several hours there each day, working out, and enjoying some ME time away from the house. 

I have literally become obsessed with it, and have been getting some excellent results. I have to share some pics with you guys just to prove how hard I've been working.


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(my current gloves that I use for Kickboxing---they're actually super worn now, but I LOVE them. They are way better than the Everlast ones that I owned before. Also, I bought them at Ross for under $20!)

I not only use weights and elliptical machines, cycling, and rowing, but I also do kickboxing every week, as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (I just joined this last month) 5 days a week, and I started taking a Fit Camp class  once a week too. So much exercise, but sooooo much fun. OMG. 

First, I'm going to show you a picture that I took in April, compared to one from May. I really do not like the photo on the right, but I wanted to keep track of my progress, so I saved it. You can definitely see the slimming up, right?

Ok, now I'm going to show you guys my progress pics from each week 

April 18---(I had gotten my dreads in and had already started hitting the gym harder for a little over a week. And when I say hard---I mean I was lifting weights every single day, cleaned up my eating habits drastically, did ab core work at home every day, and elliptical work.
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May 9--You could already see a bigger difference in my arms here.
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May 16--You could see an even bigger change in the toning on my arms here. I was so excited! And my body was definitely starting to look more firm. I was feeling really strong.

May 22--I was so excited here because I had purchased this shirt months before and it never fit me quite right until this day. 
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May22 evening--I was dressed differently for the gym. I had just started Jiu Jitsu and a rashguard is definitely a good idea under your GI (the uniform you wear). 
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May31--Feeling stronger, slimmer, and starting to see more definition in my legs, shoulders, sides, and arms.
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Here's a better look at my arm and shoulders.


June 6
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Oh yeah, a few of the amazing Jiu Jitsu ladies that I am proud to now call my friends and I do weighted rope pulling and pushing once a week too. It was tough at first but we're getting stronger and stronger every time. Here we were pulling 215 lbs. Once I even pulled the weights along with my 180 pound guy friend standing on top. I couldn't go very far but I did pull him a bit. So, what's that?---somewhere over 375 lbs?

June 10-- I wore this outfit again. You can see a lot more toning in this photo, compared to May 22. I love that, as my friend told me, being in Jiu Jitsu gives you the reason to 
dress up like a superhero.
It sure does!! And all this working out sure is making me feel like one!


I'm beyond proud of myself. I'm eating a high raw vegan diet right now. I eat raw pretty much all day and then have a healthy cooked vegan meal in the evening. I haven't been having sweets, rice, bread, crackers, chips...I've been loading up on chia seeds, hemp hearts, flax seed, spirulina, carrot juice, kombucha, endless amounts of fruits and veggies, nuts, and seeds. Oh, and tons of water, of course!!

I can't wait to see how I'll look and feel over the next few months. 
Exercising like this makes me sore from time to time, but it's so worth it. I feel amazing, compared to how I felt around this time last year.
My anxiety levels have dropped, I'm way healthier and happier than ever. 

I'll post more progress photos and info soon.

Thanks for reading!!!
I'll also be posting up more chapters from my book soon.

5/23/2019

Brown Grey Ombre Wig Review


How many of you have heard me talk about my love for wigs?? They are soooo much fun, especially if they are good quality ones. I'm not talking about these cheap wigs that you can purchase during Halloween at the grocery store or places like Walmart and Target...
I've tried out all kinds of wigs, but I'm so obsessed with the color of this one. What's funny is that it is actually very similar in color to the silverish blonde dreads that are currently in my hair. 

Here is what it looks like when I'm wearing it

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Yes, the last two have fun filters on them, but you get the idea of what it looks like on my head.
Also, it would have been able to sit a lot more flat on top of my head if I didn't have thick dreadlocks in my real hair, underneath.

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The picture above shows you what the wig itself looks like. It is a dark brownish, black to grey ombre. It is synthetic, long, and straight. If it's like my other synthetic wigs, you could probably use low heat on it to curl it or even braid it and dip in very hot water to get some pretty curls. It's a pretty wig when it's straight though too. It does have adjustable straps, as you can see, which is always a plus. It does not have clips to hold it in place, but you don't really need them. If you prefer clips, they can easily be sewed in, which I've done with a few other wigs. 
Oh, and yes, this wig also comes with a free wig cap too. 

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It sure is pretty, isn't it? It matches my grey contacts--I love that! You could wear it with a costume or for everyday wear. Style it and tease it a bit, add some hair clips, a head band, bandana, hat, etc. I love it. 

Now, I know some of you are wondering about whether or not it sheds. The bottom line, is yes, it does shed, but honestly I don't find it shedding excessively more than any of my other synthetic wigs that I own. It only sheds when I brush it. I've owned wigs that would shed even when I'd barely touch them!

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Do you love this wig too? If so, you can buy one right here. Just so you know, this wig costs less than $20!

Disclaimer: I received this product in exchange for my unbiased review.