Archives for October 2015

Work Out

I have not been skipping my workouts, I have just been skipping posting about it. The great thing about this Jamie Eason program is the first two weeks, you only work out 4 times a week. That’s awesome! Who wants to spend ALL day EVERY day in a gym. Not me!

So, for those of you who may be interested in this weeks workouts, here they are.

Week 2

Day 8– Chest and Triceps

Wide Pushup (standard or on knees): 3 sets of 12 reps
Dumbbell or Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Flat Bench Cable Flyes: 3 sets of 12 reps
Narrow Pushup (standard or on knees): 3 sets of 12 reps
Overhead Triceps Dumbbell Extension: 3 sets of 12 reps
Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 12 reps

Day 9– Back and Biceps (My favorite!!)

Wide grip Lat Pull-Down: 3 sets of 12 reps
One-Arm Dumbbell Row: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Cable Row: 3 sets of 12 reps
Underhand Cable Pulldown: 3 sets of 12 reps
Alternating Dumbbell Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps
One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps
Standing Biceps Cable Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps

Day 10- Legs and Calves (My least favorite :()

Leg Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps
Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps

Day 11- Shoulder and Abs

Seated Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Standing Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise To A “T” (up and open): 3 sets of 12 reps
Side Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Fly: 3 sets of 12 reps
Exercise Ball Crunches: 3 sets of 12 reps
Air Bike: 3 sets of 12 reps

Day 12, Day 13, Day 14- REST!

Also, guys, if you go here, Ms. Jamie made this awesome printable sheet for you to write your workout info down. Weights, reps, if you did cardio or not, etc. There is even a spot to write in your mood before your workouts and after. If you are just getting into the groove of exercising, take the time to write that information down. You might be amazed at just how happy moving your limbs will make you.

Be my virtual partner! I need you! Now, get moving.

 

Erin Bevan

Friday-Day 4 Workout-Join Me

It’s Friday everyone. Yah! Have any spectacular weekend plans? I do. My parents are coming in today, so it’s a great thing it’s my last workout for the week. Unfortunately, I had to skip yesterday so this morning I will be combining Day 3 and Day 4. This is going to suck! But, that’s okay. I’ve got your virtual assistance, right? Right!

Here is Day 4 of Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainer

Shoulders and Abs:

Seated Dumbbell Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Standing Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise to a “T” (up and open): 3 sets of 12 reps
Side Lateral Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Bent Over Rear Delt Fly: 3 sets of 12 reps
Exercise Ball Crunches: 3 sets of 12 reps
Air Bike: 3 sets of 12 reps

Note: If the Standing Dumbbell Straight-Arm Front Delt Raise to a “T” (up and open) sounds confusing, here is a picture.

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Sorry it’s a little pixelated (or a lot). I copied straight from her site and had to resize a little.

After my workout, I have plans to get restarted on a little Christmas story I began writing a few months back. Since, the holidays are coming up, I think this is just the kickstart I need to get this story completed. The first draft anyway!

Have a great workout and a great weekend everyone.

Erin Bevan

Workout Day 3-Legs

Are you sore? Because I totally am. My chest is killing me, and raising my arm is taking a little more effort than I would like. If you haven’t joined me on getting fit through the holidays, then you totally should. I don’t want to be the only one in pain. I would like to share it with you. 🙂

Here is your Jamie Eason Live Fit Day 3 Workout:

Leg Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps
Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps

Your legs will be cursing me tomorrow and Jamie tomorrow.

Remember, if you don’t know what something is go here.

Happy Leg Day everyone! Now, get moving.

Erin Bevan

Thursday Threads

It’s Thursday Threads and Soul Mate author Carly Jordynn is up! Happy Thursday everyone!

forestofhtemistawakening

TITLE: FOREST OF THE MIST: Awakening
GENRE: YA Fantasy Romance
HEAT LEVEL: 3

BLURB:

Upon awakening from the coma that put her in the alternate realm known as Paradise Valley, Jennifer Burke Kyle discovered her infant son was half-grown, had some rather unique powers, and was the new leader of Paradise and the adjoining Dark Land. If that wasn’t enough to make her want to go back to sleep, she finds her dead husband, David Kyle, has ordered a complete stranger, Alex McGuire, to marry her and raise her young son as his own. Together, Alex and Jennifer, with the help of Davy, must escape the agents of PRI, a government research group, in order to protect the still comatose, Colin O’Brien.

BUY HERE!

EXCERPT:

“What?” Jennifer said. “I’m not ready to be married to you. I don’t even know you.”

Alex had had just about enough of her routine. “Listen, sweetheart, it’s no picnic being with you either. I’m tired of trying to live up to your lofty expectations. I’m not David Kyle, nor would I want to be. I’m doing this all for you, to protect you and Davy. A little gratitude would be welcome.”

“Excuse me?” Anger flashed in her eyes. “You are darn lucky that I even give you the time of day. You overbearing, egotistical control freak.”

“Control freak!” Alex shouted weakly. “Are we back to that song and dance again? Can’t you come up with some original material? I’ve busted my ass in order to help you, and you have the nerve to say I’m controlling you?”

“Oh, what a load of crap, Alex! You are not doing this for me or Davy. You are doing it for Lily.” Jennifer spun away from him in disgust.

Alex wanted to pound something in frustration, but he could barely move his arms. “For crying out loud, Jennifer, Lily isn’t here. She married Connor. They moved away. Lily has nothing to do with this. If she did, I would already be in Texas. I’m here with you because I want to be with you.”

“You do not know me!” she shouted.

“Because you won’t let me get to know you!” Alex countered.

Alex stopped speaking. His face turned red. Spots appeared before his eyes, and he had a hard time catching his breath. He saw Jennifer back away from him as the machine he was hooked up to began to scream. A team of doctors rushed into the room and began working on him. Alex felt himself begin to fade and then he was gone.

ALSO BY CARLY JORDYNN:

FOREST OF THE MIST: Travelers
SASHA BISHOP: Retired Slayer

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

www.carlyjordynn.com
Facebook: Twitter: Pinterest: Goodreads

Erin Bevan

Workout Day 2

For anyone who is thinking about jumping on ship and becoming my virtual workout partner, here is your Day 2 exercises.

Remember all of this can be found here.

And if you don’t know what an exercise is, just ask, or go to that fabulous website. There are great pictures and guides to show you the way!

Back/Biceps  3 sets of 12 each

Wide Grip Late Pull Down

One Arm Dumbbell Row

Seated Cable Rows

Underhand Cable Pull Down

Dumbbell Alternate Bicep Curl

One-Arm Preacher Curl

Standing Bicep Cable Curl

I love, love, love working biceps. My biceps have become much stronger from lifting my babies, and the little bit of muscle my body has is in my biceps. If you aren’t into working out, I hope you join me on this journey, and begin to love it as much as I do. There is a fine line between love and hate. Let’s cross it together.

Have a great workout everyone!

Erin Bevan

Guest Blogger-Samanthya Wyatt

Samanthya Wyatt is here guest blogging with me today, and her new book, The Only One releases today, people. Today! Go get it.

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Thank you so much Erin for having me as your guest today. I’m very excited about my latest book, “The Only One”, released today. I write hot, sizzling romance. My morning usually starts with a cup of Java. If I’m lucky, hubby gets up first and brings me a cup of coffee in bed. Mmmm. What a way to greet the day! Then I head to my laptop for a few precious moments of picking my brain.

All I ever wanted was to see my book sitting on a shelf in the book store. As a beginner, I had so much to learn. First I had to make my MS the best it could be. Once I joined RWA, I took workshops and gained a wealth of information. I grew as a writer. When I finally finished my first historical romance, I was thrilled to send it off with the hope, like everyone else, I wanted to be published. I entered contests. In 2013 I was a finalist in The Golden Rose Contest and “The Right One”, the first in my trilogy, went on to be awarded Second Place. I signed my first contract with Soul Mate Publishing. Since then I’ve had four books published and have a Christmas book due this December.

 See how it all started with Book 1 in the One and Only Series

The Right One   –   Book 1 – Morgan’s Story

He abducts the wrong woman . . . she proves she is the right one.

Find out what happened to Kat’s brother in the thrilling sequel

The True One   –   Book 2 – Stephen’s story

Will the passion they share be enough? He must choose—her or revenge.

If you liked the introduction of the duke in the first book, now read Giles story.

The Only One   –   Book 3 –

theonlyone (600)_edited-2 A dangerous lord’s warning sparks devastating results

One impulsive kiss to prove the young girl flirted with danger shakes Giles’ firm resolve. The young American is wild and reckless, and before long he realizes, she’s too much to handle. He surrenders. A duke must adhere to his duty. His title demands his home is in England. Tormented with longing for the woman who branded his very soul, he forsakes nobility and returns to claim the love he has carelessly thrown away.

 A girl’s determination triggers a woman’s desire

 From the first moment Alexandria saw the duke she knew he would be hers. Determined to get the man she wants, she devises a plan, curbs her reckless nature, and presents the proper lady his nobility requires. The interference of her brothers disrupts her amours pursuit, yet the feisty girl seduces the lord with a woman’s passion, and brands the duke hers forever.

I get a lot of joy from creating new characters and bringing them together in a romantic tale. My characters have depth, emotional investments, life-threatening challenges. The power of a story is in the character’s true emotions. The reader wants to be in the moment. Feel what the characters feel – emotionally. I try to give this to my readers. A writer draws the reader in, portraying personal emotions or characters’ feelings about an experience or situation. Although all my characters are fictitious, I have taken real life experiences to achieve the emotion for my heroes and heroines.

I write because I enjoy it. Even if I have to read, re-read, edit, and read again. It’s worth it. I am so proud I never stopped. Never gave up. There are days when I might pull my hair out, or find other things to do as an excuse to procrastinate. But I keep plugging along.

Samanthya Wyatt

I love to hear from readers. To find out more about me and updates on my books, please visit my website: http://samanthyawyatt.com 

You can also find Samanthya Wyatt on facebook, goodreads, amazon, Soul Mate Publishing, and Night Owl Reviews. Google to find more info, blog posts and review sites

Buy Links: The Right One  The True One  The Only One

 

Erin Bevan

I need you

Can you believe there are only 79 more days of 2015? Crazy huh? And with Halloween  creeping around the corner, that means candy, turkey, ham, and hopefully some fudge is in my near future. But, I have to have a plan to combat or at least help combat all that yummy goodness that I’m going to eat. Are you the same?

If so, I would love to have some virtual workout partners. Starting today, Tuesday October 13 (I know I’m starting on a Tuesday and not Monday, I’m strange), I am repeating Jamie Eason’s Live Fit Trainer. LFT is a 12 week program. If you start today with me, we will end on January 5. How awesome would it be to take the most fattening time of the year by storm?

Need more info? Sure, I get that. Go here.

But, since I love you so much, here is Day 1’s workout below.

Day 1 – Jamie Eason Live Fit Trainer

Wide Pushup (standard or on knees): 3 sets of 12 reps
Dumbbell or Barbell Bench Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Flat Bench Cable Flyes: 3 sets of 12 reps
Narrow Pushup (standard or on knees): 3 sets of 12 reps
Overhead Triceps Dumbbell Extension: 3 sets of 12 reps
Triceps Pushdowns: 3 sets of 12 reps

Please, please, please join me. Writing is my passion, but working out is what makes me groove. When I don’t work out, I can’t write, and when I can’t write, I can’t function properly, but I need proper motivation from you. See, my whole writing career is depending on you.

I need you!

Erin Bevan

New Release, Souls Estranged

My friend Anne has just released her second book in The Souls Trilogy. Yah, for her! And, I promised her I would help get the word out, so I’m sticking to my word. Here we go!

Souls Estranged

Book Two of

The Souls Trilogy

A Supernatural Suspense Novel

 She fled to save him from the curse. Now she must flee to save herself.”

Back from their adventures in Souls Entwined, Sam Daggett begins a new relationship with Gretta Dobbs, whose memories of their time traveling experience have been erased. Determined to never leave her again, Sam vows to help Gretta, despite the bad luck curse on her heirloom ring. Within hours of their return, tragedy strikes.

As Sam becomes the third victim of the bad luck curse, Gretta’s memories of her time spent in the past begin to return. Unable to remember more than snippets, she realizes that anyone close to her is in grave danger. In order to keep Sam and her family safe, she flees in the middle of the night.

Finding the perfect summer job in the back hills of Virginia, Gretta unknowingly crosses paths with a serial killer. With guidance from their ancestral spirits, Roxana and Katarina, Sam desperately attempts to find Gretta before the curse strikes again.

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“Lunch is almost ready. Here’s a list of Sam’s pre-surgery instructions.” Ruby handed the paper to Gretta. “Tim and I both have to work tomorrow so you’ll need to keep him in line.”

Sam heard the two discussing the dos and don’ts prior to his operation, yet his mind registered one thing.

Alone time with Gretta.

Gretta scrutinized the list. “What about this one?”

“Never mind,” Ruby chortled.

Gretta walked over to the kitchen and opened a drawer. Finding it empty, she smiled at Ruby. “I could have cleaned the drawers.”

“What did you say?” Ruby lifted a square of gooey lasagna from the pan.

“You crossed ‘clean drawers’ off my list.” Gretta pointed to the paper.

“No, no dear. I meant—”

“Ruby?” Sam wasn’t sure how he knew what she was going to say, but he definitely didn’t want her to continue.

“I crossed it off, Sam. After I caught you two on the couch, I wrote a list for Tim. He will make certain you have on clean—”

“Ruby!”

“Oh, hush yourself and eat.” She handed them two heaping plates.

Gretta and Sam slid into the chairs at the table. He dug into the steaming layers of pasta, cheese, and sausage. After a minute of silence, Gretta’s grin caught his eye.

“Batman or Spiderman?”

Sam laughed before answering, “Hanes. Plain, white Hanes.” He peered sideways to Ruby and lowered his voice. “Fifteen years ago, Spiderman.”

Gretta smirked, forking a hunk of pasta dripping with cheese. “Spiderman?”

“Spiderman. What about you? Cinderella or Snow White?” He watched her savor her food.

She wiped cheese and sauce off her lips with one finger and licked it clean. “Cinderella.”

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Anne B. Cole 

Souls Estranged continues The Souls Trilogy, combining supernatural suspense and sweet romance in a novel attractive to a wide range of readers.

In addition to writing, Anne teaches preschool and is raising three very active teenagers with her husband of twenty-three years. Her hobbies include running so she can indulge in her cravings for ice cream, donuts, and chocolate chip cookie dough. She squeezes in time to read and write between practices, competitions, and meets. Her pet cat, Monster, keeps her company as she completes the final book of The Souls Trilogy, Souls Endure, tentatively scheduled to be released summer 2016.

Connect With Anne

To follow Anne’s publishing journey and connect with her, check out her website and find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Trailer   Website   Twitter   Facebook

 Click to see Souls Entwined Book One of The Souls Trilogy on Amazon.

Click to see Souls Estranged Book Two of the Souls Trilogy on Amazon.

Erin Bevan

Writing Life

I posted this on my personal Facebook page one day, and it gave a few people a chuckle or two. I figured, I should also share with you. Enjoy!

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So for anyone who is ever curious what it’s like to be a writer, let me give you a brief example of my writing time.

12:40- Man this is great, the words are just flowing. I’m an awesome writer.

12:42- Crap. I’ve hit a wall. No one would really say that. This totally sucks.

12:45- Blocked. I’m completely blocked. I’m washed up. Who am I kidding? I can’t do this.

12:46-I will not give up. I will not give up.

12:47- I need a snack. Chocolate will get the thoughts flowing again.

12:48- Where are the cookies? (Searches the pantry)

1:10- (The kitchen is now in shambles) I have to make a cookie run. I need cookies. There are no cookies here.

1:30- Sits back at computer again with bag of Oreos. Stares at the screen. Yep, the words will start flowing again. Any minute now.

1:45- Still staring. Cookie crumbs now cover my keyboard. Something will come. Yep. It will happen. Any minute now. Oreo’s never fail me.

1:48-Duh! (Slaps head with palm of hand.) Why didn’t I see that typo before. I knew it would come back. I totally rock this writing thing.

1:50- Whew! I’m done. Man, I must have wrote like 2000 words or more because I am a totally awesome, great writer. Hollywood will be banging on my door for rights to this one. Yep! Sure they will.

1:51 Checks word count. I’ve written 100. Eat more cookies and cry .

Erin Bevan