Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Vicissitudes of Fortune



Five teenagers from diverse backgrounds are brought together by a war. A Japanese, a Jew, a Native American, an African American, and a white kid from middle-class America form an interdependent relationship in the jungles of Vietnam. They become the most highly decorated squad in a war they don’t understand, but their relationships transcend the social structures of racism formed through historical injustices, and they remain best friends for decades. Their iconic leader, Billy Stone, one day finds himself entangled with a Medicare scam dreamed up by his sister’s husband. For his sister’s sake, he must find a solution. The livelihoods of the others form within the law enforcement communities in their individual and collective quest for justice as they grow from boys to men of great character. Even the strongest of character has its flaws, but these men are the best of the best, and there is only one adversity they cannot overcome. From the Selma-to-Montgomery march, the internment camps of WWII, the poverty and desolation of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation; to the estrangement of a father and son and a suicide of great consequence, this team of five becomes one. At the same time, there are “takers” like Billy’s brother-in-law who infect the American system. They need to be brought to justice, but the price will be high. On the smallest of scales, this is an epic tale of how the dream of a world community can become a reality.





Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Like Ashes We Scatter



Bishop Holloway is woken by an unsettling telephone call. Minutes later, tragedy strikes. 

Across town, Alex Ayers is watching a loved one succumb to a horrible illness, helpless to stop it.

But out of scattered ashes, hope can bloom, and sometimes tragedy can beget a miracle.

Alex can’t bear to tell Bishop about the fateful connection that binds them. She fears his love for her isn’t strong enough to survive if he knew. But no secret stays hidden forever, and now Alex might lose the man she loves, and the family she’s fought so hard to save.







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Murder Aboard The Queen Elizabeth II



Wealthy Beverly Hills socialites, Brian and Sylvia Sinclair, are celebrating their 25th Anniversary on a cruise from London to New York on the luxurious QEII. Joining the couples joyous excursion is their rebellious daughter and her controlling husband, their scheming son and his wily girlfriend, six of their longtime friends, and a surprise person from their past. Also on board is private eye Richard Manning, who volunteers to investigate when a member of the party dies an unnatural death. Manning’s search reveals dark secrets and everyone becomes a suspect. Ferreting out the truth is a daunting challenge, and time is short – once the ship reaches New York, the parties will scatter, making it almost impossible for authorities to solve the case. Will Manning figure it in time? Follow him on his quest to unmask the killer this captivating mystery.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Sexy Challenges: Sacred and Sensual Experiences for Lovers


Sex can be just sex. The mechanics of it can be planned out and the outcome you desire can be achieved as a purely physical act. It is possible that this can leave you feeling wonderful and physically connected with your partner. But, what if it could be so much more? What if the pleasure you feel now could be doubled, tripled or increased beyond belief? Would you want to experience that? 

Sexy Challenges can take you to a place where sensual love and sacred sex combine to form an experience that lifts you to new heights. Your experiences can move beyond just the physical. You might be surprised to learn that each orgasm you share with your beloved actually contains the vastness of the Universe. Inside this exciting book, you will discover fifty sexy challenges. These encompass a wide range of experiences. 

Through the fun, laughter, communication, romance and passion of these challenges the connection with your partner can become more powerful than you ever expected. You can touch the untouchable. The god or goddess within you can be revealed.


The Baby Chronicles


The Baby Chronicles:

Where You Were Before You Were

by Beatrice Bruno

The Baby Chronicles is the story behind the scenes of creation of four “pre-born” baby girls who eventually meet in the US Army: Beverley, Emmaline, Joyce, and Margarette Ann. Although many of the pre-borns you meet are excited about the prospect of having an “Earth assignment,” at least three of the main four would rather stay in Heaven with Abba. They don’t want to carry out their mission on Earth, especially with the families they have been assigned to. If you have ever wondered where you were before you existed on Earth this book will give you pause to think of the possibilities you had before you were even born.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Rosemary for Remembrance


Rosemary for Remembrance:

a supernatural war-torn love story 


Rosemary and Dylan have grown apart since his return from WW2 and prison camp. But when memories from a bygone era begin to haunt them, they are drawn together to discover the source. The key could be the locket that Dylan found in an antique store that bears Rosemary's initials. 'Together Forever' are the words inscribed there, and somehow the daguerreotype portraits seem familiar.

Can the mysteries of the past have an effect on the present? Find out in this gripping tale of love, loss, and secrets revealed.

Based on the wartime journals of the author's father.






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Under the Nail Polish



Everyone has secrets that they’d rather keep hidden, but we all know that these private matters have a tendency of spilling out at the most inopportune moments. And when a privileged piece of information does leak out and it gets exposed, it can sometimes change our lives so drastically, that there’s no turning back. For in that fleeting explosion when we first learn of the shocking deception, our world suddenly gets transformed into utter chaos and fear, and it typically has us running for shelter.
The four main characters in this story, are all hiding something that they’d rather not have anyone know about. Regrettably, the terrible secrets which each one of them had buried deep in their past, begins to bubble to the surface. With deceit and murder lingering in the air, can any of them survive the consequences of having their pasts revealed?






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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Books of the Week - July 23, 2017 - To Read Is To Breath

Featured Books of the Week
July 23, 2017



Hilarious adventures abound as Granny comes to live with her grandson and his parents. It is rarely an easy transition when aging parents and grandparents find they need to live with their children, and Angry Granny is no exception. But, on top of Granny's declining memory, she has lost her filter. So, be prepared because even though her grandson isn't used to hearing curse words Angry Granny is about to change that as she regularly let's the a-word fly. It's cute. It's funny. And, it's touching as the experience of having Angry Granny in the house will take you from laughing to saying "oh my" and right back to giggling again.  

Rob Alex and Boegley Alex co-wrote Angry Granny, but it all started when Daddy (Rob) started telling Angry Granny bedtime stories to Boegley. The laughter and giggles that poured forth from the bedroom could be heard all the way downstairs. After a few weeks and a long list of Angry Granny adventures, this father-son duo decided to share their knee slapping and sometimes shocking stories with the world. Get ready because these two will take you on quite a journey alongside Angry Granny, and they just may share more of Granny's adventures as time goes by.






Stopping on the razor’s edge of your Soul Gap™ can happen in an instant, but building a bridge to cross it takes effort and help. Best Selling Author, Janelle Alex, Ph.D. brings you practical spirituality in Soul Gap: Rediscover the colors of your soul and fulfill your life’s mission, so you can stop endlessly searching for that “something missing” in your life. Soul Gap™ = your soul’s mission - your active participation It’s true, you made it through another day. Great! But, now you’re tossing and turning because the sense that you’re just running in place and running out of time is keeping a peaceful night’s sleep at bay. Being bold and ready to set the world on fire likely came easily to you when you were young and setting out on your adventure as an adult. Then, the expectations of others got in your way. You did what you believed you were supposed to do and set your biggest dreams on a shelf. Day-in and day-out you work your life away - all while your soul keeps calling to you. You know there’s got to be more to life. The deep desire to have a greater impact in the world - to make a real difference beyond your family, your friends and your home - has been nudging your heart. It’s no longer just a gentle nudge or a silent call. It’s a full-blown push. You feel the urgency to make a real change - not only in your life, but in the lives of others. It’s a blaring call from your soul coming through so loudly you can no longer ignore it. You’re ready to answer, but you don’t know where to begin. Success hasn’t been an issue for you. You’ve attained it. Being good - or even great - at what you do has never been a problem. This can lead to the question, “Shouldn’t you be happy? What more do you want?!” But, guess what? Living someone else’s dreams is not what you came here to do. Playing small and playing by someone else’s rules is not what lights you up. You’ve hidden yourself away and muted the colors of your soul. This is what led you to unknowingly creating a Soul Gap™. Yet, all is not lost. Rediscovering the colors of your soul and fulfilling your life’s mission is at your fingertips. This book offers you deep insight into you, your spiritual connection and your Soul Gap™. Through bits of her personal story and unique “active participation” exercises at the end of each chapter, Janelle helps you recognize your Soul Gap™, rediscover your Secret Animal Powers™, and reveal steps to build and maintain a bridge across your Soul Gap™.





Motivation is one of the most amazing forces in our universe, but did you know it is also one of the sexiest forces in the universe? Motivating Yourself the Sexy Way explains the connection between your motivation and your sexuality. Once you learn how your motivation matches up with the stages of your sexuality, your motivation will take on a different light. You will be led through the stages - both your sexual experiences and your motivational experiences - from anticipation to relaxation and all the incredible experiences in between.  

You will learn how energy affects your motivation in the most sensual of ways.  

"While the climactic state is an explosion of energy, the blissful state is an implosion of energy. "

Motivating Yourself the Sexy Way is designed to blast you through the motivational process allowing you to understand the energetic boosts as well as the times when things stall. Knowing the stage of motivation you are in will help you stay motivated instead of giving up like so many people do. 






More great books to check out!

Revenge is sweet! 
Get back at every fool that ever interviewed you, every boss who breathed down your neck, and every two-bit, Trump-like martinet that fired you!

What started out as the perfect bank robbery has unexpectedly made a turn for the worst, when a bank robber is attacked by a mysterious creature.  Badly injured he finds himself in the home of Charlamaine LaBau, who not only tends to his wounds but his needs for her as well. 

Jake Morgan is a 12 year old boy who lives with his parents, and his younger sister Jean. He got out of bed one winter morning to find that they had all vanished without trace. He starts looking for them all over the house, which leads him down to the cellar where he meets a stranger, a girl called Katy. She encourages him to follow her into an old wooden chest, the doorway to her world.

Evelyn Greene is starting over in the newly blossoming village of Sandy Cove. She plunges headfirst into a new life, a new job, a new... murder?  With her trusty friend Watson, the Jack Russell Terrier, Evelyn stumbles humorously through this mystery. But can she catch a killer before the killer catches her?

He needs to outrun reapers, outthink the clock, and chase down his inner demons if he is ever going to win. The race is on, and if he is going to survive, he'll have to confront the world he's always been so desperate to escape from.

Morgan Saint-Evanston has prevailed over every demented beast sprung from the otherworld, but now he finds himself tormented by an earthside foe who could destroy everything he’s built in the mortal realm. Forced to turn to a magickal ally to preserve the sanctity of Blackthorne Manor and safeguard its secrets, he discovers that the bewitching creature’s services come at a chilling price: the very part of his soul that harbors his humanity.

Victim? Runaway? Or Criminal?
Can Detective Lyn Kramer save her sister? 

The shock the Tucson police find in the desert is nothing compared to the shock Mother Nature dishes out. When Detective Alex Blackhawk in the 25th century is put on a murder case of dismemberment, he has to dodge blaster plasma and earthquakes. Are they premonitions or forces of help?

Description in 2 Sentences: Trapped behind a mirror looking onto the living—in a house filled with the dead—Landry Sinclair watches her murderer, a homicidal monster, butcher exposed, powerless women without remorse. There, she learns death is nothing like she expected.




The ability to read another’s thoughts, the talent that allows you to pass through gateways to other realms, and the psychic weaponry to blow your opponent’s mind – literally. Welcome to the worlds of the Psychonaut. You’re untouchable, so what’s not to like? Maybe the creeping dread that you don’t own your power – it owns you.

The Prodigy Slave, Book One


The Prodigy Slave, Book One:

Journey to Winter Garden


At the age of ten, Lily is forcefully torn from her mother's arms and sold at a Negro auction by her master, a man that Lily learns that day is her very own father. Seeking solace from such devastation, Lily secretly begins teaching herself to play her new master's piano: an instrument that she is forbidden from touching. Lily becomes an extraordinary pianist and gets away with secretly playing for fourteen years until the master's son, James, discovers her deceit. The “punishment” that James gives Lily starts her on an unprecedented journey that dramatically alters her life and influences the lives of thousands, including a man with great power. Lily's groundbreaking journey also unveils the secret altruistic love of a particular man who has been forbidden from expressing his love to her for years. But the question remains whether or not the strength of his love will be powerful enough to free Lily from the shackles of slavery and protect her dreams and her life while on her turbulent Journey to Winter Garden.





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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Books of the Week - July 22, 2017 - Reading With Myself

Featured Books of the Week July 22, 2017



Anne McPhail, retired pediatrician, shattered by her experience in Bermuda, rents a tiny house in Setenil, Spain, hoping to reconcile what she learned about herself and Thomas after the gunfire in that dark room on the island.

But she sees a child on the terrace of the local cafe who doesn’t seem to belong to her minders and then Ari, the Mossad agent who saved Anne’s life, seeks her out with a plan to rescue the child from kidnappers. Should she trust him? Three days later, she is on the run with Ari and the little girl, with killers Esti and Sergio on their trail. She glimpses a man she thinks is Thomas. Is he, too in Spain?And why?
How far will Anne go to save Naomi?
From Spain to France to Italy, this is Anne’s most dangerous journey.






A new urban fantasy novel.

Magick. Love. Power. 
An enchanting dark soul, Lady Isra, meets Astrid the raven. They share a love that leaves them both gasping for more! 

Lady Isra is cautious of the human race. Hiding herself by casting a spell transforming everything black. 

Isra meets an intriguing selection of friends and foes, from Astrid the raven to Romeo the python, and the mysterious Kane. 

Kane seeks Lady Isra out. Kane and Isra meet, the tension slowly building up between them as he finds himself trapped in her kingdom. 
Will Kane win over Lady Isra? 

"Her Blackened Soul", is the first instalment in Isra Sravenheart's Blackened Series. It’s a dark fantasy fairy tale of power and magick featuring beautiful, energetic love. 

Are you brave enough to enter her bewitching kingdom and delve into this subliminal fantasy?

**Now includes bonus content including alternative ending**






Ronoven, a demon dreaming of an escape from Hell, finds an excuse for an extended vacation on Earth, where he pretends to be a young drifter called Ben. Everything is going great – until he meets Chris. This unassuming teacher is using an assumed identity, too. Cursed with immortality and named in a prophecy Ben thought was fake, Chris becomes an unlikely friend. Together the two of them discover the main subject of the prophecy, Mal, a young woman not only fathered by an angel, but also the last in the direct line of Jesus and Mary Magdalene. Mal learns her true identity but is determined not to be forced into a corner by circumstances or some ancient scrap of paper. Falling in love was never part of Ben’s plan, but together he and Mal are drawn into conflict that could destroy them. Slippery ancient gods, as well as angels and their fallen siblings bring to bear all of their power to force Mal to their side. With the help of a small band of allies, Mal tries to shake free of the cage of prophecy and end Hell’s hold on Ben. Will any of them find the future they desire?



More great books to check out!

With her life in shambles and nowhere to turn, Julienne Blackthorne has no choice but to accept her grandmother’s offer to return to her ancestral home—a home Julienne’s mother fled in fear more than twenty years ago. What she finds there is a world so macabre it haunts her senses and fills her with dread. And the darkly compelling Morgan Saint-Evanston, whose mysterious pull haunts her in more sensual ways.

A former officer of the 66th Regiment of Foot is employed to bring the infamous Jack the Ripper to justice. A gripping murder mystery set in the chaos of 19th century London.

This eclectic collection of short fiction explores the human condition in all its absurdity, beauty, and heartbreak.  Some are simple, uncomplicated tales; others are quirky or filled with symbol and allusion. Some are coming-of-age tales; some funny, some horrific. Still others examine themes of redemption or ruin.

A compelling and bravely honest memoir of Don Karp's unusual life, beginning with his youth in Syracuse, NY, and following his path to present day Mexico, where he has bloomed, despite the hardships and financial challenges.

It would take an ex copper, a cleaner and a student to uncover the secrets of Unit E and discover that angels are not who you think they are. Humans are their playthings.

A spiritual journey of any kind whether Spirituality, Witchcraft, Wicca or Pagan, is a continual lesson. Lessons about ourselves, about those we interact with daily, how we can learn to deal with those interactions in a more positive way, while also teaching us what we can, or cannot, comfortably do to enable our journey to be a continuous path. 

Curvy plus-size model Danica thinks she's on this tropical isle simply for a photoshoot. But, Grant, the photographer wants much more than to be friends.

Girl Crush is an erotic female romance novella that brings to light that one time… 
The one time you found yourself questioning your so-called sexuality, potentially risking your friendship. What if the feelings aren’t reciprocated?

A bewitching tale! Are you under the spell?
Lady Isra is living in the shadows. Scorned by life and love she shuns the human world! A mysterious raven arrives, can he change her fate?




On a bitter January night, private detective Sam Carlisle steps out of a nightclub and stumbles across a severely wounded man prostrate on the ground, the victim of an apparent knife attack. Despite Sam's efforts to save him, the stranger dies in his arms, uttering three small words before taking his final breath.

Joshua



Captured by pirates and forced to labor aboard a filthy and disorganized ship, Joshua Crammer became a needed addition to the crew as a navigator. Through guile he extricates himself from the pirates to take three Spanish ships to their rightful owners, who put him in charge of a masterfully well built and heavily armed ship. Its purpose is to eliminate supplies bound for Napoleons troops. Defeat of Napoleon and the coronation of the rightful king will bring Spain stability. Treachery by the royal court of Spain threatens Joshua and the crew of his ship. Can a single ship survive against a multitude of ships and political forces set against all who are viewed as enemies of the crown of Spain, which Joseph Bonaparte hold with the threat of his brother. Joshua can only succeed if he uses tactics considered to be not chivalrous and cruel. He must overcome more than just Pirates in his quest to return to his home in America.


Friday, July 21, 2017

Park Ranger Park



When a national forest falls under siege by otherworldly creatures, one man finds himself oddly accused and awkwardly embarking on a most fantastical quest. Please feel free to read the reviews on Amazon if you want to know more, personally, we like to be completely surprised when reading books. However, if you still need to know more about the book...here's what one of those reviewers wrote. "Women have been going hiking in a certain unnamed national forest…and vanishing. One these is Park Ranger Park’s ex-girlfriend, which means that when the FBI shows up to investigate the mystery, Ranger Park is top on their list of suspects. When another girl disappears – along with Park himself – and the only clue is the viciously shredded corpse of that girl’s companion, the FBI is certain he is the culprit and pull out all the stops to track him down. But Park has more pressing problems. He has been transported into another world where magic reigns, and he has gotten on the wrong side of a wizard that will stop at nothing to destroy him. But nothing will stop Park from fulfilling his goal to find the missing women and bring them back – not golems, trolls, deadly shape-shifters, mischievous pixies, let alone the human denizens of this strange new world."


The Harvest




 


Providing women with the spiritual tools necessary to learn to love themselves as God Loves them, Weathering the Storms of Life and the Power of Forgiveness. Empowering women to nurture their faith and to live life moving forward in the midst of trials and tribulations

Little did Merci know the Bible she’d received as a gift from her mother, when she was nine years old, would sustain her through most of her trials and tribulations as a Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivor. That Bible, that treasure of scripture, love and faith turned Merci into a walking warehouse of seed! In her latest book, THE HARVEST, Merci teaches women a simple but profound method to turn their tragedies into triumphs!  

As a born again Christian, Merci found an uncompromising faith in the Word of GOD. For the first time in her life, she experienced true love in her relationship with GOD. A balanced love that produced healing and wholeness the more she walked with the LORD. Inspired by GOD’s principles of seed time and harvest, Merci learned to “sow, plow and reap the harvest” of an abundant life above all that she could ever imagine! THE HARVEST guides women through a step-by-step process of uncovering the layers of their pain with the love of GOD, scripture and prayer. Women will find their lives transformed by faith, inspired by love and restored to a right relationship with themselves. This is only a part of the bountiful harvest that awaits them within the pages of Merci's groundbreaking book!


THE HARVEST, just as Merci’s Bible, is a gift to bless others as well as yourself. Let Merci help you develop unshakable faith while showing how to love yourself as GOD loves you, how to receive the Heaven GOD has for you on earth. You will never regret having THE HARVEST in your personal library. It’s a golden field of love and redemption that produces an ever growing, ever precious crop of peace.






Thursday, July 20, 2017

Lovers Lies and Lilies Part One



In 1944, women were thought to be the weaker sex. Divorce was unheard of—a woman’s place was in the home, obeying her spouse and raising their children. After a miscarriage, Calvin Barnes blamed his wife Sarah for being too weak to carry out her duties. His violent, drunken rampages turned deadly.

A chance encounter with a mysterious stranger empowers Sarah to find freedom, sexual enlightenment, and love. Wealthy businessman, Jon Bartleaux, teaches Sarah there is more to life than the 1940s mindset of sex only being for procreation at the pleasure of the husband. Treated as an equal, he teaches her that tender, generous, mutually satisfying sex can be enjoyed by both partners

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Sarah puts the pain and guilt of her past behind her until her sister Carol asks for help with a neighbor who is desperate to escape her husband’s abuse, with the added danger of a standing hitman contract should anything happen to him. Will Sarah risk revealing her secret weapon for ending spousal abuse to help Twyla?

 
Will Jon’s terrible secret unravel it all?

The author will give Part Two and Emilee's Story to anyone who asks. Author contact and website are at the conclusion of Lovers Lies and Lilies Part One




The Disabled Workforce: What the ADA Never Anticipated



An expert in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Rachel Shaw is the foremost executive-level human resources compliance trainer in the country. As principal of Shaw HR Consulting for more than 15 years, she has helped thousands of public and private sector employers to manage their most challenging personnel issues related to disability compliance, leave management, and workers’ compensation. 

Now, with “The Disabled Workforce,” Rachel has written the book on ADA compliance, using straight talk to clarify confusing and complicated disability discrimination laws, while revealing her signature methods for managing the disability interactive process and its many challenges, including leave management, discipline issues, mental disabilities, fraudulent claims, and more. Inside are practical tools and easy-to-follow strategies for employers who navigate the interconnected roles of human resources, workers’ compensation, and disability compliance. 

By applying Rachel’s revolutionary Disability Interactive Process Hallway™, your organization will pinpoint legitimate accommodation requests and develop creative solutions while weeding out inappropriate claims. This proven approach saves organizations considerable time and money, reduces litigation, and improves employee-employer relations. “The Disabled Workforce” is an indispensable tool for human resources and risk management professionals to master ADA compliance while nurturing their diverse and dynamic workforces.




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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Pathways


The Pathways 

Book One: The Destruction


What would one sacrifice to get out of their nice and suffocating routine? What if they can get a one way ticket to unknown that will most definitely change them forever, could get them killed, and might, just might become the most amazing adventure of the lifetime? Would you go? If you’ve never even thought about it, then this book is probably not for you. This story will take the readers through the choices main protagonists make, and the way it changes them. Sacrifices must be made, but where would each draw the line? 

Nothing as it seems: friends have complicated pasts, castles are quite alive and well known for their vindictiveness, and relying on one’s enemies might be the only way to survive. This novel will keep you excited with its unexpected twists and turns, and hopefully get you eager to read volume two.

Sexy Challenges 33 Adventures



Whether you want deep soulful lovemaking or hot-rip-your-clothes-off sex, you can consciously connect to your spirituality, your friskiness, your heart and your lover every time with these 33 unique sexy challenges.  Drs. Rob and Janelle Alex are an amazing power couple who help you and your partner open your hearts, souls, minds, and bodies through playful, metaphysical spirituality and sexuality. 

Lovemaking is far more than just a physical interaction between lovers.  It is actually a sacred journey you and your partner travel together.  One of the greatest things about Sexy Challenges is that they're easy, practical and a lot of fun.  And, they lead you on a mystical journey like no other. 

Most couples want to keep their relationship hot and sexy but aren't sure how to do it.  On top of that, they crave a spiritual connection.  However, blending the sexy and the spiritual can seem confusing or even impossible.  Drs. Rob and Janelle have created a solution with these almost effortless ideas for you and your lover.   

Plan your sexy date nights with the couples' sexual planner while creating planned spontaneity.  Transform yourselves into vampires or Egyptian lovers.  Build a love retrieval machine while exploring an orgasmic reincarnation.  Spin the bottle and sensually motivate your partner.  

When you experience these 33 adventures you'll discover how to create powerful energy with passion, purpose, and love.  You'll even learn how to sexually charge your money! 

No matter how you look at it, Sexy Challenges 33 Adventures will set your lingerie, spirituality, and intimacy on fire.