Thursday, October 6, 2016

Virtual Tour & #Giveaway for The Last Ten Pounds by Lina Sage

Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for The Last Ten Pounds by Lina Sage.  Please leave a comment or question for Lina to let her kno you stoppedd by.  You may enter her tour wide giveaway, where one (1) randomly chosen commenter will be awarded a $20 Amazon/BN GC, by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You may follow all of the stops on the tour by clicking on the banner above.  The more stops you visit, the better your odds of winning.  Good Luck!

My Writing Quirks by Lina Sage

Wow! I find this topic so incredibly hard to answer. I’m not sure if I have any writing quirks or if I do, I don’t think I’m very much aware of them. I do have somewhat of a routine when I sit down and write. When I’m writing I like to drink black tea with almond milk. Dark chocolate always helps to. I’m a self-professed chocoholic. When I’m in writer’s mode, I prefer to write in silence. I find that music is too distracting to my writing process because it inhibits me from hearing my inner voice. I like to use my inner voice as guidance when I’m writing.

I don’t have a particular writing process because I believe there’s no process when it comes to creativity. Creativity comes in waves. You just try to stay on the wave for as long as possible when it comes. When I experience writer’s block, I’ll step away completely, even for weeks at a time and fill up my time doing other things I enjoy. These include spending as much time as I can with my dog and husband. I like to stay in shape so I’ll hike and bike in the summer and in the winter I like to ski. I also love binge watching TV shows on Netflix. My favorite TV show is Suits.

I believe our only purpose in life is to create beauty in all that we do. That being said, I’d like to share an excerpt from one of my blog posts called Conquering Fear with Creativity:

Structure is nothing but stunted growth of fear hiding itself and inhibiting your fullest potential to flourish and create. We are all creative beings. Listen to the flow of the river and you shall see that it doesn’t lay stagnant, instead it moves as a current. Let your inner compass guide you and don’t stay stagnant, even for a second. For the minute you stay stagnant you inhibit your personal growth, and if you do this then the light of your creativity will perish into the darkness.

 The Last Ten Pounds: One Woman’s Journey to Love
(By shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred…and Everything-in-Between)
By Lina Sage

Publisher: Lina Sage
Release Date: October 8, 2016
Genre: Memoir
Length: 244 Pages

Pre-Order Link:  Amazon 

About the book:

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.


Flashing red lights and turbulent commotion outside made me abruptly wake up to a scene of a dozen men who were heavily armed, dressed in full on black armor and gas masks, jumping out of what looked like black SWAT vans. I was anesthetized in my own trepidation; unable to run or hide. All I could do was stand by my window. As if in slow motion—taken straight from the movies—I watched these men approach my house. You couldn’t engage in an illegal grow op for long without getting busted and I had enough marijuana plants in my house to face a strong conviction. In that moment, my usually rapidly thinking brain, experienced the unusual phenomena of an outer body experience where time stood completely still and I felt like I was listlessly floating amongst the clouds. Harps played in the background replacing the loud bangs of the SWAT team trying to break down the door. And just as if I was protected by a sea of angels, I slowly came back to my body and realized that the loud bangs were that of my neighbor’s door and not mine. The SWAT team had veered off to my neighbor’s house without me even realizing.

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.

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  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Very interesting cover. I like it.

  3. Sounds great. Enjoyed the excerpt. I don't think I could write while listening to music either. I would be too distracted by it. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

    1. Thanks for reading Marcy. Good luck with the draw.

  4. Thank you for hosting me today.

  5. Sounds like a fantastic book, thanks for sharing!


  7. Enjoyed the excerpt.

  8. If you could play a character in a horror movie who would you play and why?