martedì 11 ottobre 2016

Review & Giveaway: The Last Ten Pounds by Lina Sage


The Last Ten Pounds: One Woman's Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred...and Everything In-Between)
by Lina Sage

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GENRE: Memoir

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BLURB:

Shortly after I was born, my family left Vietnam’s strict Communist regime by escaping on a tiny fishing boat in the middle of the night.

Luckily, Canada accepted us as refugees and we were excited for a new beginning. However, any hopes of a brighter future vanished before an abusive alcoholic father who’s repeated physical violence against my mom left me screaming for any stability. Sexual, physical and emotional abuse clouded my childhood years leaving me so damaged that it changed who I was meant to grow up to be.

In my early twenties, I bought a house and converted it into a full blown marijuana grow op.

Soon after, I entered into the world of elite call girls and became one of the most sought after girls in my agency. By my late twenties, I was on top of the world and the proud owner of a multi-million-dollar luxury day spa.

Just when I thought I had it all, I made the ultimate mistake that ended in me losing everything and hitting rock bottom.

I was spiritually broken and in desperate need of healing. I had no choice but to reconcile with my past. This decision brought me down a miraculous journey that opened me up to consciousness and enabled me to exist in the space I do today; that of uninhibited peace.

The Last 10 Pounds: One Woman’s Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred…and Everything In-Between) is my personal journey and a testament that it is possible to heal and transform. To be the person you were born to be.

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My Review:

This book is a very touching and moving testimony of the unfortunate and complicated life of the protagonist. But at the end of the book the message that leaves is very positive: in life there is always a chance to change, to conquer the lost serenity, you have to fight and never surrender.
There have been many moments in life in which Lina has lost hope, has had a horrible childhood with a violent father and an uncle who abused her, then she was even forced to make the oldest job in the world. But finally she has managed to overcome everything and to live life peacefully.
It was a fast but very deep reading, intense, real, true. What most impressed me is the protagonist, an amazing woman, strong, courageous, determined, a woman to be taken as an example.
Highly recommended.




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EXCERPT:



The frigid temperature and howling wind chill outside paralleled how I felt inside and I questioned how I even got here in the first place. Sure it was the considerable debt that made me feel like I had been thrust into a desperate corner but unknowingly it was so much more than that. The desperation came with the energy of wanting to release all the excruciating pain and anguish that had been building inside me my entire life. Instead of stopping to take a real look at myself, I opted to believe that the world was going to somehow release my pain. That the world was the very reason why I was so shattered. And the world would make amends and heal my wounds. Feeling empty inside impairs your ability to find any self-worth. So when it comes down to selling your body for money, it seemed hasty once the nerves settled.

You’ll be fine. It’s just a job. The oldest job in the world.

I walked up to the unassuming two story grey building that was located on a busy street. I had driven by this building plenty of times and had no idea what businesses it housed. There were no exterior signs nor were there numbers assigned to any of the offices. The only instructions I had was to walk up to the second floor and once at the top of the stairs to turn right and the office was the door to the right. I inhaled a deep breath and knocked gently on the door.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lina Sage is a writer, speaker, producer and entrepreneur. She is the creator and founder of Chic Spirituality; a movement whose philosophy is to live your life with heightened awareness by surrounding yourself with things you deem beautiful. Lina believes balance of mind, body and soul, is the key to unlocking all things beautiful. Therefore, she enjoys physical activity to maintain a strong body and meditation to calm the mind. But she especially cherishes time spent with her beloved husband and dog because they are what brings her soul the greatest joy. Lina also likes to surround herself with great food and exotic travels around the world.

Social Media Links:


amazon author bio link:amazon.com/author/linasage


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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Lina will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



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13 commenti:

  1. Thank you for the amazing review and for hosting me today!

    RispondiElimina
  2. Sounds good, I'm looking forward to reading this book!

    RispondiElimina
    Risposte
    1. Thanks for stopping by Danie. The book is available on Amazon in ebook or print. I promise that you won't be disappointed.

      Elimina
  3. I have enjoyed the tour. Sounds like a good read.

    RispondiElimina
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    1. Thanks for following me on this tour. Much appreciated :)

      Elimina
  4. Great excerpt and wonderful review - thanks for the great tour!

    RispondiElimina
  5. Thanks for your support Victoria. It means so much to me.

    RispondiElimina
  6. great excerpt , thanks for the chance to win!

    RispondiElimina
  7. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the opportunity to win :)

    RispondiElimina
  8. Enjoyed the excerpt & thanks for sharing the review, sounds great!

    RispondiElimina

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