Thursday, March 19, 2015

Energized, Not Hungry, No More Carb Cravings, and a Contest for Spring by C.H. Admirand

Sounds too good to be true? Well trust me, this old bat has been working her buttski off ever since I saw the infomercial for Autumn Calabrese's 21 Day Fix.

Her philosophy is that it takes 21 days to break a bad habit. My carb cravings and lack of exercise program were definitely a bad habit and slowly doing me in. I decided to give her 21 Day Fix a try and am hooked!

Don't get me wrong, it is hard work, but after a family friend took a group photo of my sisters, brother, and I at my niece's baby shower in February (which I deleted myself out of ... YIKES!), I thought wow, who is that overweight woman on the end wearing my fabulous velvet burnout jacket!?! Sad to say it was me. WAS ... love that word ;)

Her fix is to break the bad habit of being out of balance with your portions of veggies, fruits, proteins, carbs, etc. and not exercising. Filling the color-coded containers each day is a breeze and takes the worry out of counting calories or points; and the daily 30 minute workouts are fun. You do them with or without the music. 7 different exercise routines.

The workouts are not for the faint of heart, but there is a different one every day and after completing the first 21 days, I lost ten pounds and 15 and 1/2 inches! Color me happy. I just started my second round of 21 days because my energy level is up and I feel amazing. I didn't realize just how badly I had been feeling. Weird, right?

I'm keeping up with the workouts far better than week one. Yeah, let's not go there right now. But I never gave up, thanks to her encouragement during the workouts, and the support of my wonderful family ... furry friends, too.

So here's to a healthier, slimmer, energetic rest of 2015!

And now for something completely different ...  

Have you been to my FB Author Page lately? I'm running a contest March 16th to April 16th, 2015 and giving away a signed copy of The Irish Westerns Volume 1. All entries are welcome. Leave a comment with your email address to enter. will be picking the winner on April 16th. :)

Happy Reading!


Monday, March 16, 2015

St. Paddy's Day and March/April Contest by C.H. Admirand

And will ye be wearin' a bit o' Kelly green in the mornin'? 

I will, along with my favorite Leprechaun pin my Grandmother gave to me years ago. My sisters and I each received one of the jointed pins, one played the concertina, one played a tin whistle, and mine plays the fiddle. I also have my Grandmother's shamrock pin, it's lost a bunch of the pearls, but I wear it anyway ;)

I love these pins!

I love adding a pot of Shamrocks to my kitchen greenery. The ones from last year have one or two leggy stems left and a bloom or two, so I picked up this one the other day. ;)

Here's a pic of my happy window. Pixie Daffodils, a bit of Pothos I'm trying to root, and two plants from my Mom's funeral last year, an English Ivy and a succulent ... not sure what it is. 

In Honor of St. Patrick's Day, I'm running a contest from today, March 16th through April 16th, 2015 on my FB Author Page - leave a comment with your name and email address to enter to win a signed copy of The Irish Westerns Volume 1. Good Luck!

I'd like to leave you with one of my family's favorite Irish Sayings:

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind always be at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

JESSE by C.H. Admirand and Nook's 28 Days of Romance

I just found out that JESSE, book 3 in my Contemporary Western Trilogy for Sourcebooks is a part of Nook's 28 Days of Romance ... there must have been a glitch somewhere between Nook and Sourcebooks because there are just 2 days left ... February 20th ... and I only just found out!

Oh well, better late than never, right? BUT that means that you still have 2 days to snag my favorite book in the series. I loved writing Jesse and Danielle's story, especially where he meets and falls for Danielle's pint-sized pink cowgirl daughter Lacy. :)

I'll let you discover that for yourself. I don't want to spoil the story for you. 

Romance, Family, Hearth & Home feature in all of my books. I hope you enjoy the journey.



Saturday, January 31, 2015

2015 Is Off and Running and So Am I by C.H. Admirand

2015 is off and running, and so am I! Check out the exciting projects in the works so far this year ...

  • Mo Ghrá Mo Chroí Go Deo Series Translation: My Love My Heart Forever Bundled!  ~ Available Now!

  • Irish Western Series Large Print Editions -- for those of us who spent sooo many of our childhood years reading under the covers by flashlight ;) Print Proof for The Marshal's Destiny has shipped ... due to arrive any day! Estimated Pub Date: February 5th.



  • The Rancher's Heart in AUDIO! I'm delighted to be able to release the rest of this series in audio. I want readers to have format choices that will work for them. Print, e-book, large print, bundled, and audio--what's not to love?!? I'll keep you posted with updates on the project. First 15 minutes approved! Audiobook Completion Date: April 28th.



  • Irish Westerns Bundled in Print as follows ~ Books 1 & 2; Books 3 & 4, Books 5 & 6  (yes Masterson's story will be released this year) individually in print, e-book, audio and bundled with Flynn's Story. Volume 1 is being proofed as we speak ;)


  • Masterson's Story ~ Book 6 Irish Western Series

  • Historical Western YA ~ working title Montana Bound

  • And for something completely different ... I'm working on a series of Children's books--a project very near and dear to this grandmother's heart--dedicated to our darling grandbabies ... more on that too ;) Version 10 ... LOL ... being colored, but my pencils keep breaking. No, you can't make this up. J.L. Admirand has been instrumental in the creative process and editing of this project.


Happy Reading!!