Lisa Cherie Shines Spotlight On Contemporary Love in New Book

Columbus, GA (PRWEB) November 15, 2013

From Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to the ?Ben-ifer? period, it seems that Hollywood couples can?t go anywhere without having their faces splashed on the covers of tabloids. “Everyone is so focused on anyone in the spotlight that if you are in the entertainment industry, you hardly have any privacy,” writes author Lisa Cherie. Her new book, ?Starstruck? (published by AuthorHouse), partly based on her experiences working for a talent agency, tells the sweeping love story of an actor and the woman who wins his heart.

Of her book, Cherie says ?It has a realistic storyline. The characters are relatable and the story keeps you wondering about the ending.?

Talent agent assistant Laura Steele has a major crush on the hot new actor, Sebastian Thomas. When she writes him a fan email, she is shocked to get a response and even more so when the Los Angeles actor flies out to have dinner with her. Sparks fly and the couple becomes inseparable, but as the rumor mill churns and the paparazzi descends, Laura has her doubts. Unknown to Sebastian, she learned a bitter lesson about love in the spotlight a long time ago.

With engaging characters and many twists and turns, this contemporary romance will have readers holding their breaths to find out if love conquers all. Cherie hopes readers will remember that ?anything is a possibility and happy endings can happen.?


By Lisa Cherie

Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781491803080

Softcover | 6 x 9in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781491803103

E-Book | 174 pages | ISBN 9781491803097

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Lisa Cherie has been writing since she was in grade school and enjoys sharing her stories with others. She loves reading, writing, camping and traveling in her spare time. Although working at a talent agency, owning her own business and working as an accounting assistant has kept Cherie busy, she has always kept her inspiration for writing alive and never lost sight of her dreams. She lives in the South with her two intelligent, supportive teenage children and two bossy, but loving dogs. Readers can connect with Cherie at

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, LLC, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry?s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.

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Check Your Dogs Vital Signs

Your dog’s vital signs are easy to take and can provide advance warning of any health problems that might be affecting your pet. When checking your dog’s vital signs be sure to include the following tests:

Your dog’s temperature should normally range between 99.5° and 102.5°. If your dog’s temperature goes above 103°, there is a problem. It’s easy to take your pet’s temperature with a lubricated rectal thermometer. A better option that’s less invasive is to use a thermometer designed for reading your dog’s temperature inside one of its ears.

Checking your dog’s pulse is important, but first find out what is a normal pulse for your breed of dog. Pulse rates can vary between size and breed. Once you know what’s normal, you can check your dog’s heart beat in either of two locations. One is inside the upper thigh on your dog’s rear legs where you’ll find the femoral artery. The other is on its chest behind the left leg. To take your dog’s pulse, count the beats per minute for 15 seconds then multiply by four. Normal heartbeats fall within a range of 60-150 per minute.

Respiration, or breathing, is another indicator of good health. Do this when your dog is relaxed, not after it’s been playing or running around for a while. When you have determined the normal respiration for your dog, it will be easy to spot any future changes in its breathing. The average range is around 10-30 breaths per minute, but this number varies according to the breed and size. Do a 15-second count of the breaths then multiply by four to get the one minute rate.

Another health indicator in your dog is circulation of the blood. Just like humans, a dog’s blood has to be carried efficiently throughout its body in order to deliver the necessary nutrients to the cells. Check your dog’s circulation by lifting its upper lip and pressing your finger on the gum line above the canine tooth. When you take your finger away, count how many seconds it takes for the gum to return to its normal pink color. More than a couple of seconds indicates a problem and you should call your vet as soon as possible.

After completing these health tests, do a hands-on and visual check of your pet. Run your hands over your dog’s joints, back, and belly for signs of discomfort or swelling. Check the eyes and ears for any signs of infection or parasites. Be sure to check the paws because they are a perfect place for foreign matter to get trapped.

Water is necessary for all life forms. Be aware of your dog’s water intake every day as it can provide life-saving information on your dog. Don’t hesitate to call your vet if you notice a sudden and significant increase in your dog’s water intake. A simple way to check for dehydration in your dog is to pull up some skin around its neck and then release it. It should fall back right away if the dog has enough fluids in its body. If your dog is dehydrated the skin will lose its elasticity and take longer to return to normal. Any sign of dehydration in your pet can be life threatening, and is a warning to immediately call your vet.

A compassionate owner will make their dog’s life comfortable and enjoyable, always being sure that their dog is healthy and safe. This is the greatest gift an owner can give to the most loyal friend one will ever have. A loving dog is truly a gift from heaven and should always be regarded as a possession to be treasured.

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Baby Is On the Way! (+ Big Holiday Giveaway Winner)

Baby is on the way!

Well, it’s official.  My pregnancy-induced high blood pressure (read more about that here) isn’t cooperating, and it looks like baby girl is going to make her official debut sometime tomorrow.  (What?  It’s really happening?  Is this real life?!)  I head to the hospital this evening to begin the induction process, which will kick into full gear tomorrow morning.  I am simultaneously bursting with fear and excitement, anxiety and pure joy.  She may be coming early, but it feels like I’ve been ready to meet her forever. 

I’m not sure exactly when I’ll be returning to the blog full time, but starting Monday, I’ll have some incredible guest posters filling in.  Please stop back by to show them some love.  If it weren’t for them, we’d be shutting Bubby and Bean down for at least a couple of weeks, so I really appreciate your support of them.  I’m so excited for you guys to see all the goodness they have to share.  And I will stop in with updates along the way (and baby photos!) as I am able, after we’re home and recovered.   I’ll also do my best to update when she is born on Instagram (@bubbyandbean) and Twitter (@motm_ecofashion).

And last but not least, the winner of the Big Holiday Giveaway as chosen via is:

Congratulations Jess!  Please contact me at bubbyandbean (AT) to discuss getting you your prizes.  (With the baby coming earlier than expected, please allow up to a week for me to get back to you.)

For those who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  The next time you hear from me, I will be a mother!

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Feline Greenies – So Hungry

Food. Now. More specifically, Feline Greenies. Video taken with a GoPro HD Hero 2. “I’m So Hungry” by Square Circle.
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Today is TSO

To explain the significance and importance of Trans Siberian Orchestra in my life, in this our story is pretty near impossible.  But I gotta try.  
It was the winter.  That winter.  A couple of fine folks in Colorado got me tickets to see them since I was there while Murphy was receiving care at CSU.  And it was my birthday.  
Being the music lover I am, I was sure I heard of them.  But even if I did, nothing could’ve prepared me for it…
An Angel Came Down was the first piece they performed and I was blown away. To put it into context, I’ve seen Pavarotti live, the three tenors, and Yo Yo Ma and even Kitaro… There was a hot, hot girl in a red sequined dress playing the electric violin that I still think about from time to time… 
Anyway, I was in rapture.  Pop culture has ruined the word ‘awesome’ but it was.  I was a kid witnessing the spirit of Christmas for the first time.  
And yet I hated it.  Because somewhere in a distant parking lot, alone and cold was Murphy.  He never left my side and the TSO concert was as far as I went from him.  We didn’t stay for the second set because I couldn’t. Even though thoroughly bundled up in the SUV.
And then after Murphy died, I was up in Bowling Green KY (heh, that’s my TX roots showing – everything is ‘up’), for two reasons.  To meet Indy for the first time and attend a fundraiser for their animal shelter.  It was the coolest of its kind – it was in a cave that Jesse James and his gang hung out in if my memory serves me well. 
Even amidst all the beauty, glamour, and glitz that I was graciously invited to be a part of, I didn’t stay long, 30 minutes maybe, because I couldn’t.  I left there and drove to a church parking lot and put my TSO CD in, listening to it for hours.  It must’ve been hours because someone called the police.  
The officer politely asked me why I was there.  I didn’t know if he meant why I was in The City of White Squirrels, the parking lot of a church in the middle of the night, or asking a more theological question.  But I only had one answer.  
“I miss my son.”  
He nodded and said goodnight.  I never asked his name.  
This is my Christmas story

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Pet Sitter is Feeling the Spirit and Writes a Poem…

‘Tis the night before Christmas, and all of my wonderful furry babies are now tucked into bed…

After receiving many hugs, kisses, massages, and playtime, while they wore Santa hats on their heads.


I am so very fortunate to be their pet sitter, and provide them with love, enrichment, and care…

Whether I’m feeding, snuggling, trimming nails, or administering medications, when their families aren’t there. 


Wishing the happiest, safest, and healthiest of holidays to friends, colleagues, and clients of I’ve Got the ‘Scoop’!, LLC…

Each of you, especially your beloved pets, have truly been the most wonderful gifts ever given to me!!! 


Wishing everyone lots of furry fun and precious purring moments throughout the holiday season!


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Weight Loss For Fat Dogs

Weight loss for fat dogs seems like a no-brainer. The easiest way to tell if your pet needs to shed a few pounds is to feel around its ribs and spine. You should be able to feel both, with only a thin layer of fat separating the skin from the bones. If you can’t find its ribcage, you definitely have an overweight dog.

Ask your veterinarian to evaluate your dog’s weight at the point when it reaches maturity. As a rule of thumb 15% above the ideal weight is obese, whereas 10% to 15% is considered overweight. If your dog weighs more than it should, don’t be discouraged. In industrialized nations more than 20% of all dogs are overweight or obese.

Keeping track of your dog’s weight can be a relatively easy task. Your vet will weigh your dog every visit and you’ll then be able to determine whether you’re overfeeding your dog or not.

Some breeds of dogs are naturally prone to obesity, while others like Greyhounds and German Shepherds are characteristically slim.

Small and medium size breeds are just as likely to be overweight or obese as are larger dogs. Some of the smaller and medium size dogs with a tendency to put on excess weight are Dachshunds, Scottish Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Beagles, Cocker Spaniels, and Basset Hounds.

Among larger breeds, Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, and Rottweilers tend to be the most susceptible breeds for weight gain.

Although not as common, giant breeds like the Bernese Mountain Dog, Newfoundlands and Saint Bernards can easily put on extra weight and you may not even notice until the dog becomes obese.

If you are serious about weight loss for your fat dog, you should begin feeding it a daily regimen of Winston’s Digest All to speed up weight loss. Overweight dogs usually lose an average of five pounds within the first two to three months of a daily regimen of Digest All.

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Arlington, VA General Dentist, Dr. Duke Kim Now Offers Innovative Treatment for Chronic Headache and Migraine Sufferers

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 04, 2013

Arlington, VA’s Dr. Duke Kim, DDS, MAGD of Ballston Dental Arts now offers a comprehensive treatment program for patients suffering from chronic pain relating to headaches, migraines, tension, and whiplash. Dr. Duke Kim uses a combination of proven therapeutic, state-of-the-art techniques to evaluate and treat patients with pain or discomfort caused as a consequence of improper muscle forces in the mouth, neck, and head area.

“This treatment is badly needed in a subsection of the population that suffers from ongoing chronic head and neck pain. The TruDenta treatment program allows us to give our patients immediate relief and long-lasting results,” says Dr. Duke Kim of Ballston Dental Arts. “It?s exciting and rewarding to see patients take back control of their lives and their health with more pain-free days. It?s really life changing.”

Dr. Duke Kim uses the TruDenta system in a specific way to evaluate a patient?s pain symptoms and disabilities in the teeth, muscles, and joints that likely are caused by force imbalances. Then, based on the objective data, Dr. Duke Kim provides patients with individualized therapy tailored to their condition. This rehabilitation of the muscles and nerves causing the pain is a combination of in-office treatments and at-home care. The treatment is minimally invasive and painless, with no needles or drugs involved.

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