Because of rising obesity, health officials in the United States are observing Mexico's new law about taxing soda drinks as an experiment in curbing sugar consumption. You have to wonder if the approach will work.
On the other side of the world, researchers from Imperial College London have released the news that up to two million people in England could be eligible for weight loss surgery. That's more than 5% of the adult population.
Bariatric surgery, such as the fitting of gastric bands, can cut the risk of death from obesity-related problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
Imagine a futuristic novel about indulgent citizens eating all they want, and then taking a break in a hospital to have their excess weight removed. I remember a plot about older people going to their final reward in a luxury residence where their every wish was granted. They never realized they'd be turned into the protein-filled biscuits consumed by the younger generation. Too controversial? Writers think of the craziest things.
A group of authors have combined to offer their novels at a very low price for this weekend only. You'll find a selection from every genre—each one bordering on crazy, fantastic, futuristic, or down-to earth. They'll make you think, thereby expanding your brain and giving you an unprecedented experience.
My own modern day fantasy, Tidal Surge, the second in the Moonstone series, is included. It's about Liliha, a gentle woman with a unique ability who overcomes a supernatural adversary to free her teenage daughter from an ancient scarab-bracelet's hold. If you want to read the novels in sequence (although this is not necessary to follow the story) you'll find the first book, Still Rock Water on the sidebar, one click away from Amazon.com. I've discussed a conflict between good and evil inside each person, which occurs in my books, over the last few days leading up to the prodigious sale.
Why not take advantage of this bargain? You could download all 17 novels for under $20 or the equivalent. Perhaps you could use some for gifts.
‘Tidal Surge’: by Francene Stanley:
‘Obstacles’ by Chris Reardon:
‘Lost Through Time’ (sequel) by Jessica Tornese:
‘Due Date’ by Nancy Wood:
‘Her Cracked Heart’ P.A. Estelle:
‘Yours, Mine, and Ours’ by Jackqueline Diamond :
‘September Wind’ by Kathleen Janz Anderson:
‘Koolura and the Mystery at Camp Saddleback’ by Michael L. Thal:
‘Invisible’ by Jeanne Bannon:
‘Nadia’s House’ by Mary H. Collins:
‘Waking Up Dead’ by Margo Bond Collins:
‘Hustle Henry and the Cue Ball Kid’ by Jack B. Strandburg:
‘Sinking Ships’ by Michelle Knowldon:
‘A Pride of Lions’ by Mark Iles:
‘The Four Kings’ by Scott Spotson:
‘Take Chances’ by K.C. Sprayberry:
‘Eden’s Mark‘ by D.M. Sears:
One reader said yesterday:
Then if I buy 17 books, that means my brain function can really be rev'd up? I'm in!