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Too Good to be True? Scams on Social Media by T E Hodden

Informative article on social media scams in Mom’s Favorite Reads July magazine.

Mom's Favorite Reads

If you spend any length of time on social media, it’s growing increasingly likely that sooner or later you are going to see a friend, or a friend of a friend, sharing the kind of competition or deal that seems too good to be true. You know the sort of thing: Holidays given away for liking a page, vouchers for everybody who shares a link, or some free gift for filling out a survey.

A lot of the time, they come from sites that look like they belong to the real company, and even the most wary of us could be forgiven for thinking it might be worth taking a punt.

After all, they aren’t asking for money, so what’s the worst that can happen?

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Injury

Fascinating exploration of the origin of the word “injury.” Thank you, Millie.

Glossologics

It’s time for another article highlighting an author, and this time the choice is Val Tobin.

About Author Val Tobin

A multi-genre author, Val has written books ranging from supernatural thrillers, paranormal romance, romantic suspense to mystery and suspense, and even horror. I have chosen the title of one of her award-winning books, Injury, for today’s word exploration.

Injury by Val Tobin Awarded Gold and SilverInjury

It’s interesting to think about what ‘injury’ actually means. We think of it as hurt or damage, perhaps to a person; an injury playing sport, a serious head injury following a car accident, and so forth. But of course, it also has a legal sense, a violation of rights that may not incude any bodily harm.

It’s worth remembering this second usage as we look into the origin of our word. Compared to some, it does not measure an enormously long history in the English language,, having entered it some time during the late…

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Hauntingly Good

Thank you so much for the lovely post, Ronesa!

Discover the Magic of Bulgaria

Today’s visitor from Mom’s Favorite Reads authors is Val Tobin. She writes in a variety of genres: romance, paranormal, and horror.

Val Tobin

I hadn’t read any of her books before this time, so I decided to take a look at one of her paranormal stories. I chose Earthbound. It’s a book those who love paranormal will enjoy. It resonated even more with me since I had earlier listened to a podcast where Val talked about some of her own unusual experiences.

Earthbound cover

Here’s a bit from the book description:

Nothing says bad day like waking up dead.

Software developer Jayden McQueen is dead, but it’s not in her stubborn and controlling nature to say die. When she’s offered a chance to return to the physical plane to bid a final farewell to her loved ones, she seizes it.

Who wouldn’t want to attend their own funeral?

One part of the…

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Guest Post; Val Tobin

Thank you for a great interview, Anna!

So where's the snow?

This week’s featured author from Mom’s favorite reads, welcome Val!
Tell us a little about yourself
I’ve had a lifelong love of reading and writing but was too insecure to pursue writing as a profession so I went into software and web development. At the same time, my fascination for the metaphysical had me investigating meditation and a variety of holistic modalities. I also wrote for an online tech magazine for a while (Community MX, based in Florida) and that was a bump to my confidence as a writer. In 2004 I became a certified Reiki Master/Teacher and then in March 2008 I went to Kona, Hawaii, to study angel therapy with Doreen Virtue. I received my Angel Therapy Practitioner Certification with Advanced Standing in October 2010. I’d started work on a Bachelor of Science in Parapsychic Science in 2008 and received the degree in October 2010. Then I went…

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Val Tobin

Thank you so much, Hannah, for such a lovely write-up.

Hannah Howe

I first met Val Tobin around five years ago, through online author groups. At that stage I became aware of her high quality books in a number of genres, including mysteries. Val studied general arts at the University of Waterloo, then obtained a diploma in Computer Information Systems from DeVry Toronto. She worked in the computer industry as a software and Web developer for over ten years, during which time she started to get serious about energy work and the paranormal and occult.

Val uses her background and knowledge in her novels and this adds a great air of authenticity to her stories. She is an excellent author and I highly recommend her books. Furthermore, she is very supportive of other authors.

Fascinating facts about Val.

She had tiny parts in two feature films: Route of Acceptance, where she played the main character’s mother and is on screen for about…

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4 BOOK GIVEAWAY! Am I delirious?

Aedammair’s Choice by Val Tobin

Mom's Favorite Reads

Short Story
Aedammair’s Choice by Val Tobin

Tangled bodies blocked Aedammair’s path through the gorge and almost made her turn around and run back to what remained of her home. She was less than a league from it, and it would be so easy to return. No one would notice.

No one would notice if she kept going, either, so she screwed up her courage and picked her way through the corpses of her friends and neighbours.

She couldn’t resist counting them. Seven. A lucky number, but not for these Alfar. Arrows protruded from the bodies. What broke her heart was that the killing arrows belonged to other Alfar—rebels wanting to wrest control of the state from the King to rule in his stead.

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