Friday, April 22, 2016

Laguna Sights, Laguna Beach Book 4 by Kaira Rouda

New Release....
Once you're a star, can you trust other people’s intentions?

Scott Cassidy has lived a blessed life. Growing up in Laguna Beach with a loving family, he was discovered in high school when he appeared on the popular reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Now cast as a doctor on the number one soap opera, his star keeps rising. Finally free from his long-term girlfriend, Scott isn’t looking for love, but when a popular dating app matches him with Jamie Kane, he can’t deny the sparks. But is she really everything she seems?

Jamie Kane isn’t lucky in love or life. Her childhood was tumultuous with a single mom who moved to Hollywood for fame but ended up waiting tables in Malibu. Certainly not one of the spoiled kids she went to high school and college with, Jamie has worked hard to achieve her dreams of being an actress, even as she begins to realize it’s not her calling. Jamie believes Scott may be the answer to everything unless a past mistake makes him doubt their future together.

Is the price of fame the chance at true love?

***Laguna Sights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone read. And if you enjoy Laura and Paul's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

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Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1)
Madison Alcott was back in her hometown, caring for her sick mom and working long hours at the best resort in Laguna Beach. She never imagined she'd return to the place where she became famous on the hit reality TV show Laguna Nights, and the place where she was humiliated on national television. Fortunately, the past had stayed tucked away until her old high school boyfriend appeared in the lobby.

Josh Welsh was a superstar by age eighteen, the bad boy break-out star of Laguna Nights. Since then, his star had lost its shine and he barely was holding onto his Hollywood status. When he was asked to host a new reality travel show, he jumped at the chance. The only problem was the first episode was shooting in Laguna Beach. Of all the reasons Josh didn't want to return home, he hadn't even imagined the worst scenario: running into Madison "Holly" Alcott.

Josh's connection to Madison was still as strong as her anger at his betrayal. When the new reality series forces them together, they must face Laguna Nights past and present, and navigate a journey where nothing is as it seems.
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Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2)
Annie and Hank have created a perfect life in Laguna Beach but when a dark secret is revealed, will their marriage survive?

In high school, Annie Johns was the calm, supportive sidekick to the rest of the tumultuous female stars of the hit reality TV show, Laguna Nights. Today, she's living the happy life as a mom that she predicted on the show long ago. There's only one problem: the secret from her past that haunts her most nights, a secret that if revealed could ruin everything she shares with her husband, Hank, the man who saved her from the heartache.

***Laguna Heights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novella. And if you enjoy Annie and Hank's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.
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Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach Book 3)
Welcome back to Laguna Beach...

Laura Kinkaid’s glamorous Hollywood life is falling apart. After years of reality television stardom beginning in high school on Laguna Nights, her career and relationship with her long-term boyfriend Scott are fizzling out.

Laura decides to go home to Laguna Beach for the weekend to attend a baby shower for her high school friend. That decision – and a car accident – will lead her to a new future, if she’s ready to take a chance at love. 

Paul Dorn’s former life in New York City is far behind him and he’s working in a popular Laguna Beach surf shop when fate brings the most beautiful woman he’s ever met into his life. The attraction is instant and he has an overwhelming desire to protect her. While Paul’s retail sales career is a short-term job for market research purposes, his focus on Laura is long-term.

Will Laura allow a handsome stranger to help her create a future unlike her past, or will the bright lights of Hollywood pull her back to LA?

***Laguna Lights can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone read. And if you enjoy Laura and Paul's story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

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About the Author
Kaira Rouda is a USA Today bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.
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Monday, April 4, 2016

AT Large, Book 2 Alex Troutt Thriller Series by John Mefford

New Release... Alex Troutt Thriller Series #2 AT Large The pursuit of the truth. The hunt for a life. For the first time in months, FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt feels almost normal, hanging out at a local bar with friends after work. Not long into the evening she stumbles over one of the most disturbing images she has ever seen. And that’s only the beginning. A body is found in Lowell, the human damage, once again, inconceivable. Hours later, another strike. Pushing heartache aside, Alex immerses herself in the investigation. But with every new clue comes a new twist. With the killing spree drawing the attention of every intelligence and law enforcement agency in a five-state radius, Alex is forced to partner with an egomaniac from the CIA. Yet, even with limitless resources, every step forward proves to be a step too late, the kill list seemingly endless. Once the killer makes it personal, Alex is left with no other option—she must confront the person who destroyed her life to try to cease the vicious murders. And when she finally learns the killer’s end game, every second counts if she has any hope of stopping the brutal killings. The hunt will end. Will Alex?
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Also available AT Bay (Alex Troutt Thriller series #1) Alexandra Giordano never knew she had it so good. Until it was all gone in an instant. As she begins her daunting quest to uncover the black spots on her memory, what she finds isn’t sweet or charming or even pleasant. And that’s when she begins to question everything, including herself. Her work as a Special Agent for the FBI is only a distraction, serving as a mental metronome…anything to crank the gears of her feeble mind. And then it happens—a bizarre, ritualistic murder. She loses herself in her work, fully immersed in the investigation. Unable to recall even her own kids, she’s somehow able to formulate coherent theories on what type of person could pull off such a sickening act. As her mind slowly plugs a few memory gaps, her emotions are scrambled by the reality of her worlds colliding. And the resulting explosion tears her in two. Can she pick up all the incendiary fragments to solve the twisted crime while she clings to some semblance of sanity? One woman can only keep so much…AT Bay.
About the Author A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009. John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters. When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land. John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.
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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Hearing some nice words from my supervisor at work

Yesterday while I was working, Miss D (the nurse) told me that I need to get a second dose of the PPD shot. It is a skin test if you have a tuberculosis with you. I had once done and turned out negative. You needed two doses as it is required. I am done with the PPD test. The next time I will have it is next year if I continue to work with this health care facility.

I am in my last room to clean when Ms. D asks me that she needed me in her office for the PPD shot. I told her that she is mean every time she gave me a shot. She just smiles at me. She knew that I hate shot.

I left after I had the shot and continue my work. I noticed that my left arm where I had a shot is bleeding. I went to the nurse office but no one is around. I went to my supervisor's office and asks her if she has a band-aide. She said she does not have any but she knows where the nurse put the band-aide.

She covered my arm with the band-aide. I told her thank you for doing that. She said that "I am so sweet" and that they are lucky to hired me. I just smiled back and told her that I am grateful and lucky to work here. I told her that I have the best supervisor which she is. My supervisor always work for our schedules. She always around every time we need something.

I LOVED working in this health care facility. I LOVED talking to the residents and help them if I could. Being kind to one another makes working this health care facility the best place to work for me.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

My very first pay check at work

I still have a copy of my very first pay check back in 2002. It was $24 for the four hours training at the nursing home. Back them I made $6 an hour. 
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It has been 13 years and am now am back to work. This is my very first pay check after working in the health care facility which is only six minutes drive from where I live. I worked 27 hours that week. I was trained for three days and a day in the orientation. They also add the $50 for the uniform allowance.

This might be a small amount for others. As for me I am very thankful. I shared some to my Mom in the Philippines. Bought some new clothes for me and my kids. I also save a little. As to this date, I received four checks already.

I have worked for almost two months. The job is getting easier as I now know the routine. I will not trade anything in this job. Talking to the old residents and listening to their stories makes my job a lot easier. I made many new friends at work mostly nursing aide as we always bump into each other in one room.

This job is a blessing in disguise. I hope I can work longer and have the energy to go to work in my schedules. I usually work three times a week as I am only part-time. I got called once to work overtime.  

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

My gratitude gathering for two Filipina that helped me to have this job

I cannot believe that it has been 5 weeks today since I started working. It seems like the time goes so quick so fast.

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Anyway, I am thankful to these two Filipina M & E for helping me to hae this job in a health care facility. I am so beyond grateful for these two. Work is so physical and so tiring. The best part is walking. It is like you are working out while doing your job. My favorite is talking to the residents and get to know them better.

On February 28th, I invited my two Filipina friends to our house. They both were working that day. It was my day off. I made sure that our house is presentable. I told them to come over after work. I was surprised that they bring with them another co-worker of mine. I just want them to be surprised. Ms. C also is one of the women that trained me at work. I am happy that she came with them.

I bought a small cake for them which I write a Thank you M & E in the middle. I also made some Filipino food like pork adobo, pancit and chicken macaroni salad. E's family arrive few minutes. It was a small gathering but I am so happy that they both came. We had a wonderful time so as my family.   

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Applying for a job after almost 13 years since the last time I worked

I was not planning on applying for a job. My hubby wants me to work when he retires. By then, am too old to work. Anyway, I saw an old friend at the store, she said that one of her co-workers left for work. She said that she will get me an application. I said sure and thank you for that knowing that I never thought that she will really bring me an application. 
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I filled-up the application. It has been almost 13 years since the last time I worked here in America. I stopped working when my son was born. I have no clue that the woman will interviewed me right away in the moment. She wants me to work right away. They needed one female for housekeeping which is pretty similar work as my first time job here in America. The only opening is around 7:30 in the morning. I told her that I will call her back after talking to my husband. My husband said  I cannot work in that time as my daughter's bus pick-up is at 8:45. Nobody is with her when the bus will pick her up.

I called the woman back at the nursing home. I told her I cannot work that time. She said let me get back to you in few days and will ask some girls if they will switch to that schedule for me. I was surprised that she called me that my old friend adjusted her time so I can have the schedule for 9:30. How awesome she is. I am so grateful for that. The nursing home is only five minutes drive to where I live. 

Today I had my physical exam by the doctor which I passed. Tomorrow I will an hour of work skill assessment test. If I passed this assessment then I can start working. The woman already give me my work schedules. How ironic that is. I am so freaking excited. When opportunity knocks on your door, you have no choice but to grab it. I am also thankful to my old friend and especially to God. 

If I passed my assessment tomorrow, I will look for a scrub uniform. They also refund you for the uniform you buy if the total is $50. Please help me pray that I will pass the work skill assessment. What it is? You have to make sure that you can push a 50 pounds cart, also know how to use a step tool to open a blind from the residents room. This is only some test that I know. I am looking forward for it by tomorrow. The start rate is $9.18 per hour. I work 5 hours and 30 minutes. It is not a big money for others but it is a lot for me. They also give me a copy of the nursing home work policy and everything you need to know when you are working in the nursing home. Please wish me luck. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

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