February 15, 2017

Can't Stop The Music By C.D. Hersh-Book 2 in The Soul Mate Tree Series



C.D. HERSH:  Two hearts creating everlasting love stories.


Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.


The books of their paranormal romance series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles are available on Amazon. They also have a short Christmas story, Kissing Santa, in a Christmas anthology titled Sizzle in the Snow: Soul Mate Christmas Collection, with seven other authors.

They are looking forward to many years of co-authoring and book sales, and a lifetime of happily-ever-after endings on the page and in real life.

The legend of the soul mate tree:

An ancient legend spanning eras, continents, and worlds. To some, it’s nothing more than a dream. To others, a pretty fairy tale handed down through the generations.

For those in critical need of their own happy ending, a gift.

For college senior and hippie wannabe Rosemary—Rose for short—a teaching job is within her grasp, but she wants more. She wants love, the kind of love that has bound her parents for so many years. When she’s dumped by her current boyfriend because her morals can’t bring her to give in to free love, she finds herself at Woodstock in the middle of the biggest free-love, music festival of the Sixties. Alone, again. Until a magical tree grants her wish and she finds the man of her dreams—and loses him before she really knows who he is.

Dakota meets the girl of his dreams at Woodstock, but a jealous wannabe girlfriend drives them apart before he can discover Rose’s last name and where she comes from. After he sees a disappearing tree that promises him true love, a frantic search to find Rose comes up empty-handed.

Magic and music brings them together at Woodstock in 1969. Misunderstandings tear them apart. Will two flower children find one another again, or live with missed opportunities?


Book Trailer for CAN’T STOP THE MUSIC: https://youtu.be/ItRDZ5G-5Cw
Book Trailer for The Soul Mate Tree: https://youtu.be/VjxyyD3TVoA

Short Excerpt:
As they made their way to the festival site, Rose and her friends grooved to the music coming from the stage.
When they reached the makeshift bridge over the road, someone yelled, “Hey beautiful! You with the red hair.”
She looked around to see if there was anyone else with red hair. Then she glanced up and spotted two guys, one blond and the other dark-haired, leaning over the side of the bridge.
“Yeah, you,” the blond called out as he caught her gaze.
Willow halted beside her. “He’s cute. How about him?”
Rose looked away, her gaze landing on the other guy.
He jabbed his companion in the ribs. “Quit trying to pick up every girl you see.” Then he leaned farther over the rail. “Don’t pay any attention to him. He’s high.”
“So she’s not beautiful?” Willow yelled to the hippie.
She poked her friend. “Stop it, Willow, you’re making a scene.” In spite of her protest, her gaze remained on the dark-haired guy.
He rested his elbows on the rail and stared back at her. The intensity of his expression shot heat into her belly.
“I didn’t say that, just that she shouldn’t pay attention to him.” He flapped a hand at his blond buddy, then tapped his own chest with his thumb several times as if to say, ‘Choose me!’
Does he want me to pay attention to him? Her heart thumped in rhythm to his jabbing thumb.
“Take that one,” Willow whispered. “He’s the real cutie.”
Before she could respond, the crowd pushed them forward. When they reached the other side of the bridge, she looked back, searching for the dark-haired hippie, but the spot where he’d stood was empty.
Just my luck. I see someone who’s intriguing and he disappears.
With a sigh, she continued the trek to the festival grounds.


LINKS FOR C.D. HERSH:
Soul Mate Publishing Author Blogsite: http://smpauthors.wordpress.com/



January 23, 2017

January 14, 2017

My New Year's Goal

Hi, all. Truth...since I started writing, back in 2011, I've put on twenty-five pounds. Well,this year I'm bound and determined to lose that twenty-five, plus five more. Yes, that's right I'm going to lose thirty pounds by the end of 2017!! I'll share my journey as I go along, and hopefully that'll help keep me motivated. 

I joined 9Round two weeks ago, which is a kickboxing club. And yes, It's Hard. Very. Very. Hard. I also purchased a 9Round workout tracker that I wear, keeping track of how good or poorly I do. Right now, I'm going three days a week, but hope to go more often once my body adjusts to the butt whooping.

I'm going to share some photos, which we'll call my 'before' and at the end of the year, I'll post the 'after' pictures... And, maybe a few in between, just for fun and motivation. 





Starting out wasn't so bad... Some arm lifts and squats. And in case you can't tell, that's a very heavy ball I'm holding in my hands. I was only able to use it through half the drill, then continued on without the ball. But, I'll get there...

Now, I'm really warming up, and punching hard. I couldn't lift my arms for two days afterward. Seriously, two days my arms burned. On the third day I forced myself to go back, even though they still hurt. And you know what, I forgot all about the pain when I was working out. They still ache today, just not as much.




Here, I'm beating the hell out of this bag on the ground, then jumping up and punching the hanging one, then kicking the darn thing...then back to the ground. Exhausting...truly.




I know I look all girly-girl, but I was working my ass off right there. Don't let the still photo fool you. 








Then after my workout (aka: butt whooping) I received this motivational message in my email... Yeah me!!

CONGRATULATIONS Cheryl!

On behalf of 9Round - Waukesha, we're delighted to let you know that already this week you have achieved the recommended guidelines for physical activity. Great effort!

NB: The World Health Organization's recommended guidelines are based on 150 minutes of moderate or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity activity. In MYZONE terms, this equates to 300 MEPs per week and 1300 MEPs per month. 

Cheers, 
9Round - Waukesha

So, if there are any other 9Rounders out there that use the MyZone app, and you'd like to join me in a challenge, my user name is Cheryy in Waukesha, Wis. Look me up!