Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hidden Identities: A Great New Sweet and Sassy Anthology......

 So many stories.... not enough time!!!  That is my thought as I think about this new anthology of nine clean romance stories... You can pre-order now to get the e-book for some fun summer reading!!!



Here are the blurbs for each of the stories:


Readers will be delighted with nine sweet, contemporary romance novelettes in Sweet & Sassy: Hidden Identities. In this charming anthology, you will fall in love again and again.

THE BEST OF ME by Paige Timothy
Becky is a cancer survivor who has been blogging about her journey. She's shocked to find that Josh, her one-time love and now-famous oncologist, is the main speaker at the symposium she’s been asked to attend. Has fate given them a second chance at a future together, or just a shot at miserably ever after?

SECOND-HAND HEARTS by Jo Noelle
When Elena sees Chase for the first time, his turquoise eyes and tousled blond hair convince her that she might believe in insta-love. Just in time, her brain takes over, reminding her that her business is in trouble, making the future uncertain—not a good time for love. But being with Chase is as easy as following her heart, until she finds he has a secret big enough to break it.

FIRST LOVE, SECOND CHOICE by Lindzee Armstrong
When wedding planner Keslee gets asked on a date by her long-lost high school crush, Bryce, everything should be perfect. But Bryce mistakes Keslee for her deceased twin sister, Jadyn. And she doesn’t correct him. Now they’re unexpectedly working together. Keslee knows the charade can’t last much longer, and fears she’ll lose Bryce forever when she tells him the truth.

HACKED by Stephanie Connelley Worlton
NSA data analyst Samantha Perry never knew being an introverted computer geek could get dangerous until she digs a little too deep into a greedy blackhat’s business, forcing her to change her identity and relocate. She risks everything to try to close the case, but may end up putting a nail in her own casket. And if she doesn’t, Seth, her hot new neighbor, just might.

TO LOVE AND PROTECT by Ruth Roberts
First Son Daxon Hayward has refused a secret service detail since the day his father was elected President. This time the threat against Daxon is very real, and his father plants an undercover agent to protect him, Lorelei Davis who is capable and beautiful. She’s received her assignment: Protect the First Son, don’t let him know she is an agent, and don’t fall in love.

CLOSING TIME by Candice N. Toone
Chef Will Morrison can’t help himself after watching Kelsey sit alone at a table waiting for a blind date. When he steps in to save her from being stood up, he expects to exchange dull first-date pleasantries, but finds himself drawn in by her quick wit and spunk. Will hears himself confirming plans for a second date only to realize that she still believes he’s someone else.

SINK OR SWIM by Laura D. Bastian
Shelly can’t believe she’s fallen for another cheater. The last few weeks at the gym swimming next to Brandon had almost convinced her she could date again. Brandon’s excited to be back home with a career that can finally hold a candle to his twin brother’s success. When Shelly suddenly turns cold, Brandon can’t help wondering if it has something to do with his brother.

WRITE AND WRONG by Kaye P. Clark
Jon Patterson is burned out. After publishing a series of blockbuster novels under his pen name, he’s hit a brick wall. He escapes to a rural town in Idaho where he meets Abby, the local librarian. She ignites his imagination and quickens his heart. Without the pressure of his pen name, Jon is free to be himself. But will he lose Abby when she learns his secret?

UNDERCOVER LOVER by James C. Duckett
Agent Johnny Anderson is struggling with an investigation that could make or break his career. However, it’s love at first sight when beautiful and witty Hannah moves into the neighborhood. Will Johnny lose Hannah when she finds out his cover story is a fa├žade? As things get hotter between them, his love for her might endanger her life.

Pre-order your copy today!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

(dis)Abilities and the Gospel.... more Lynn Parsons

Teaching children is already a difficult task at times but to have special challenges as in teaching a special needs child can really run the best of those teachers over the edge. Lynn Parsons and Danyelle Ferguson have the inside scoop on what to do and how to teach.



(dis)Abilities and the Gospel: How to Bring People with Special Needs Closer to Christ

 is a must read for parents, teachers and leaders who are friends with special needs children.



Each day, parents and church leaders struggle to teach individuals with special needs. Using helpful information, real-life stories, and a touch of humor, "(dis)Abilities and the Gospel" provides ways for you to effectively teach people of all ages with autism, Down syndrome, bipolar disorder, memory loss, and other disabilities. 



For example: here are some quotes from the book:


“Behavioral problems are possibly the most difficult disability to understand. Youth with behavioral challenges may look like everyone else. Behaviors may appear inconsistently. The things you try may work one week and fail the next. Solving these challenges begins with an analysis of the trigger, the behavior itself, and the consequences that follow. Then a system of positive teaching methods and supports can be put in place.”

The ideals in (dis)Abilities and the Gospel make help the reader think outside the box in teaching those with disabilities.....

“While it’s important to have a basic understanding of each person’s disability, it’s more important to focus on their abilities. Every child of God has a tremendous future. Parents and church leaders have the responsibility to help everyone reach his or her potential.”

We are all children of a kind Heavenly Father.....
“We should never think Heavenly Father values one child more than another.”

                                                                                  Lynn Parsons:


Lynn Parsons became a teacher because of her experiences helping two of her children with special needs. She has taught special education children at both the elementary and secondary levels. Lynn’s instructional methods have been published by the Council for Exceptional Children and featured in several professional online magazines. Her love of education has extended to seven years teaching daily Seminary. She continues to look for innovative teaching methods that can reach all learners. Lynn now works as an Educational Diagnostician, evaluating children with disabilities. She is an advocate for them and their families through her website at ldsdisabilitieshelp.com and her blog at lynndeniseparsons.blogspot.com. Lynn has a Ph.D. in Exceptional Student, and is head of the Faith Committee of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Needs Council for her county. She also enjoys reading, writing, and needlework.

 
Links to social media sites for the author
Facebook page:
Twitter:
@parsonslynn
Web sites:
ldsdisabilitieshelp.com
lynndparsons.com
Blog:
lynndeniseparsons.blogspot.com

From Lynn Parsons....
o    Top ten favorite things to do in my free time
§  Play with grandchildren
§  Knit
§  Read
§  Watch old movies
§  Spend time with friends
§  Shopping
§  Play on the Internet
§  Learn something new
§  Take a walk
§  Garden

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Plain and Simple Truth = Lynn Parsons Blog Tour



Anyone who teaches gospel principals will love this book. Mostly for Mormons, this work gives such great ideas in any setting. Lynn Parsons has developed wonderful lesson plans and hands on activities that go beyond talk.

Plain and Simple Truths is a practical teaching resource that consists of engaging hands-on activities that are used to teach religious ideas. It's like Cub Scout Science meets Religion 101. The flexible lesson plans include a list of materials available in most homes, how to introduce the topic, easy-to-follow instructions to carry out the activities, discussion suggestions, and links to additional resources such as scripture references, LDS General Conference talks, and videos. This resource can be used for Family Home Evening, the new youth curriculum, Sunday School, Priesthood classes, and Relief Society lessons. It's appropriate for learners of all ages and those with cognitive and other types of disabilities. 


Topics run from A to Z and include, adversity, Christlike life, commandments, judgement, love, plan of salvation and much more. Each topic includes, a material list, preparation, lesson plans, activity, discussion, as well as, scriptural references, LDS General Conference Talks, supplemental video sites and a place for notes. A very handy book for teachers of the gospel.




Lynn Parsons became a teacher because of her experiences helping two of her children with special needs. She has taught special education children at both the elementary and secondary levels. Lynn’s instructional methods have been published by the Council for Exceptional Children and featured in several professional online magazines. Her love of education has extended to seven years teaching daily Seminary. She continues to look for innovative teaching methods that can reach all learners. Lynn now works as an Educational Diagnostician, evaluating children with disabilities. She is an advocate for them and their families through her website at ldsdisabilitieshelp.com  and her blog at lynndeniseparsons.blogspot.com. 
Lynn has a Ph.D. in Exceptional Student, and is head of the Faith Committee of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Needs Council for her county. She also enjoys reading, writing, and needlework.


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Links to social media sites for the author
Facebook page:
Twitter:
@parsonslynn
Web sites:
ldsdisabilitieshelp.com
lynndparsons.com
Blog:
lynndeniseparsons.blogspot.com

From Lynn Parsons:
o    Top ten favorite things to do in my free time
§  Play with grandchildren
§  Knit
§  Read
§  Watch old movies
§  Spend time with friends
§  Shopping
§  Play on the Internet
§  Learn something new
§  Take a walk
§  Garden