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90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience-Day 1 and Giveaway

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's official I'm 52 and today I begin my 90 day weight loss challenge by Creative Bioscience. I'm using the 30 Day Diet. I received a 90 day supply and by the end of the 90 days should loss about 30 pounds. 

At the end of every 30 days I will update you on my progress and how the plan is working for me.

So today I embark on a life changing decision that will change my life for the better(I hope). Join me on my 90 day journey.

Current weight:240
Projected weight loss after 30 days:10 pounds

As part of my 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge, Creative Bioscience is giving 3 lucky readers a bottle of 30 Day Diet to help them on their weight loss journey.

Disclosure: I received a 90 day supply of 30 Day Diet for participation in the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience. Creative Bioscience is also supplying 3 winners each with 1 bottle of 30 Day Diet. The opinions are my own and do not reflect any medical advice. High Heels and Hot Flashes is not responsible for any weight loss measures my readers choose to use.

52 Shades of Grey Hair-THIS IS YOUR LIFE DEBRA!

It's official, I'm 52 today and probably have 52 different shades of grey hair growing on my head. Today, I'm taking a look back at my THIS IS YOUR LIFE DEBRA ANN GRAY-ELLIOTT!

Happy Birthday to me!

And in honor of my 52nd birthday look for great giveaways throughout my blog. I have reviews of products and some fabulous giveaways going on right now. It's my birthday present to you!

Stick around for a piece of cake and help me blow out the candles!

#ChristmasLetdown Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop Hosted by Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The day after Christmas can often feel like a letdown, so Planet Weidknecht and Going Crazy!! Wanna Go??!! have organized the Christmas Letdown Giveaway Hop from December 26 to December 31 to bring you some cheer and prizes.

I'm giving one lucky reader a bath set with 2 bars of Beecology natural soaps in honey oat and lemongrass, 1 bottle Simply Sensual body lotion in green tea, 2 Goat Milk Stuff soap bags, and 1 Leaf hand towel valued at $30.

After you enter my giveaway, hop through the list of participating blogs below
for more great prize giveaways! Good luck and Happy New Year!

Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion Review and Giveaway

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I love lotion and now that I've entered into my Winter Hen season I look for lotion that not only protects my skin but hydrants as well. When I had the opportunity to review Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion I jumped at the chance. 

When my package arrived I couldn't wait to try it. I have a problem with scaly patches on my elbows and dry, cracked feet so I wanted to see if Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion lived up to all the hype.

IT DOES! I've been using Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion  for a week and let me tell you no more scaly patch on my elbow and no more dry, cracked feet! I LOVE IT.

One of the first things I noticed was the smell. I love the crisp, clean citrus aroma. I love the silkeness and smoothness of the lotion. It doesn't take a lot, but I'm a lotion hog. 

The directions state to apply daily, preferably  after showering or bathing. I tend to use Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion all day. 

I have to give Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion 5 stars and 2 thumbs up. If you have to have one lotion in 2013 this is the one I recommend.

More about Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion:

Combining green and white tea for soothing and antioxidant properties with Sesaflash for its instant-effect properties along with an ingenious blend of moisturizing and soothing ingredients, the Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion is an instant classic, and the perfect compliment to everyone's beauty regimen. It's good for all skin types(which is a plus in my book).

Most moisturizers have a very simple goal… to moisturize the skin. Well, Dermagist has incorporated 3 aspects into this fantastic body lotion.

1. Sooth and relax the skin, which can often be damaged by the environment. Ingredients like white and green tea have relaxing properties, and target redness and irritation too.

2. Deeply nourish and firm the skin, which can be starving for moisture, and show signs of looseness and wrinkles. Ingredients like Sesaflash and Shea Butter have been known to assist in firming loose skin, as well as targeting the look of wrinkles and lines.

3. Helping shield the skin from environmental elements, which can cause damage. Pollution, toxins and more are constantly bombarding our skin and making it look older and less nourished than it should. Chamomile, Lavender, and Tangerine oil are ingredients which make this body lotion a very well rounded addition to anyone's skin care regimen.

To learn more about this product and other Dermagist products check out their website

Right now Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion is on sale for $34.99 for 8 fl.oz. Regular price is $45.99. Demagist has agreed to give 1 lucky reader an 8 fl.oz. bottle of Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion. Entry on the rafflecopter below. There are only 2 mandatory entries giving you 20 entries and 3 more optional entries.

Disclosure: I received an 8 fl.oz. bottle of Dermagist Hydropeutic Body Lotion for this review. All opinions are my own. I received no other compensation.

MamaNYC’s Hoppin’ For The Holidays Giveaway Hop #HoppinHoliday

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Welcome to the Hoppin’ For The Holidays Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! Christmas is fast approaching and we’re all starting to think about holiday gifts, decorating, and snuggling up under the mistletoe. We’ve all gathered together to bring our readers some amazing prizes that would surely make fantastic holiday gifts this year, so start hopping down the linky below!  This event will run from December 13-29th, which means you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways. Good Luck, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 I'll be 52 in two weeks. To celebrate my birthday and Hoppin' For The Holidays Giveaway Hop, I'm giving one lucky reader Venus body scrub,Venus body wash, and Venus aromatic mist in juniper scent ARV $41.

Enter to win on the rafflecopter form below. Must be 18 to enter. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery after contest ends. Be sure to stop by the other great blogs and enter to win something special. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Disclosure: High Heels and Hot Flashes is the sole responsible party for the prize given away on this blog.

Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop -#JingleJam

Friday, November 30, 2012

Merry Christmas!  Welcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop #JingleJam hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy. These wonderful ladies have once again organized this giveaway event in order to kickoff the holiday season with a bang. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes geared towards music and everything else. This event will run from December 1-15th, so you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways! Good luck!

To celebrate Jingle Jam I'm giving away Booty Parlor's Flirty Little Favorites worth $36 to one lucky reader.  Flirty Little Favorites is a trio of special unscented treats that includes a body scrub, lotion, and perfumed oil.

Here's what's tucked inside:
Flirty Little Secret Perfume Oil with Pheromones (Full Size)
A natural jojoba oil that's infused with an enticing blend of plums, raspberries, jasmine, cedar and sandalwood- plus Booty Parlor's flirty pheromones.
Flirty Little Secret Pink Caviar Scrub with Pheromones (2fl.oz)
A rich soufflè of skin polishing caviar beads and sugar, infused with a sexy secret weapon - our powerful pheromones.Flirty Little Secret Luminizing Body Butter with Pheromones (2fl. oz)
Our pheromone infused emollient and luxuriously creamy body butter that melts effortlessly into your skin and blends to a beautiful, supple, naturally glowing finish.

Sign up below through Rafflecopter.

Be sure to stop by these great blogs for more chances to win great prizes!

Disclosure: High Heels and Hot Flashes is the sole responsible party of prize delivery. Prize winner will be verified and prize delivered within two weeks after close of giveaway. MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy are not responsible for any prizes I giveaway during this hop.

90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience-This Winter Hen Needs to Become a Spring Chicken Again

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

In 4 weeks I'll turn fifty-two and will have to face a few new realities. Number one, I'm no longer a Spring chicken, but an over-stuffed Winter hen. Number two, I'm overweight and out of shape that's why I decided to take the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience.

I don't like being overweight. I know I need to lose weight and that's why I'm committed to the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience. Creative Bioscience offers a variety of weight loss products for the challenge. I decided to try 30 Day Diet

I chose 30 Day Diet because it contains no sugars, starches, or fillers. This is a big plus for me when choosing a weight loss supplement. I also look for something that will give me energy in a positive way and I found it in this product.

During my 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge I will become a product tester and hopefully along the way lose weight. As part of my challenge and product testing I'll receive a 90 day supply to help me on my weight loss journey.

There are many challenges to weight loss, but with the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience you can become a champion too. To find out how you can join the challenge click on this link: 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge by Creative Bioscience for more details and to join. 

Join me in a few weeks when I begin my 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge and also offer an exciting giveaway for 3 lucky readers as well.

Follow me 90 days to see if this over-stuffed Winter hen can become a Spring chicken again.

Disclosure: I received products from Creative Bioscience to test for 90 days as part of the 90 Day Weight Loss Challenge. The opinions during those 90 days are my own. Review

Monday, November 26, 2012

I am always looking for ways to save money and now that I'll soon turn 52 I have to start looking at the possibility of wearing glasses. When I received an email from to review it's website and products I logged onto their website to see the different products they had to offer.

One of the first things I noticed was the wide variety of glasses. I also like the idea of being able to purchase glasses online which saves me time and money.

Not sure if buying your eyeglasses online is for you? Check out Virtual Mirror.

With Virtual Mirror you can try before you buy glasses. I like this feature. I tried it out and found a frame that was just right for me. I chose Yoshi Ayaka 108. If I have to wear glasses then this ones for me!

Let me tell you why I love this style! I'm not all that keen about wearing glasses, but the Yoshi Ayaka 108 is modern, stylish, and perfect for a stubborn person like me who doesn't see herself as stylish and up to date. This particular frame is normally priced at $185, but right now you can save 55% and purchase it for only $84. 

Before you choose a frame be sure to check out how it will look on you. The Virtual Mirror feature let's you try on different frames from plastic, metal, rimless, or semi-rimless.

Try it for yourself and see which glasses are your best fit and save a little money too!

Right now you can take advantage of a STOREWIDE OFFER - 

Take 15% off your entire order amount + FREE shipping (orders over $50). Code: FS15

Take 10% off any order of prescription glasses. Code: Blog10

Disclosure: I was compensated by GlassesUSA for this review post.

Mulberry West Review and Discount Code

Friday, November 23, 2012

For the past week I've been sleeping in the lap of luxury; Mulberry West Silk-Filled Cotton Luxury Bedding that is...

On November 7th I received an email from Mulberry West asking if I would be willing to review one of their Mulberry West silk-filled comforters and satin-trimmed silk-filled blankets. Of course me being an almost 52 year-old post menopausal woman, I jumped at the chance and anyway I've always wanted to sleep under silk covers.

I received a Mulberry West silk-filled queen blanket to use and then review. Let me tell you for the past week I've slept like a baby. 

The blanket came in nice protective packaging. The first thing I did was inspect my Mulberry West blanket. It was smooth as silk. What I love about this blanket is the fact it adjust to my body temperature. I don't have to worry about running hot or cold. Mulberry West silk-filled comforters and blankets are superior in quality when compared to other silk-filled comforters. They hand-source the certified Grade A mulberry silk and 300 thread count polished cotton themselves, and have the comforters and blankets sewn in an ethical and reputable factory that sews for a well-known Seattle outdoors store. And, their silk-filled satin-trimmed blankets are the only ones on the market!

Two winning factors also for me are Mulberry West silk-filled blankets and comforters are naturally hypoallergenic without chemicals and Mulberry silk repels bed bugs, dust mites, mold, and mildew. You can find out more here
Find out why Mulberry West silk-filled blankets and comforters are the perfect choice for menopausal women.

I have to give Mulberry West silk-filled blankets 5 stars for being a great choice for the menopausal woman.

Right now my readers can  take advantage of 25% off  plus free shipping on any Mulberry West silk-filled product.

Disclosure: I received a Mulberry West silk-filled queen blanket worth $239 for this review. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation. 

November is National Family Caregivers Month

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
November is National Family Caregivers Month

Recently my family dynamics changed. I was a full-time outside the home worker, but when my husband became ill and was hospitalized my life turned upside down and topsy-turvy.

My husband is 55. He was diagnosed with Type II diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease. He had to have 2 stints inserted into his groin and leg. Life changed. I am now a stay-at-home wife. I now care for my 55 year old husband, 8 year old grandson, 33 year old daughter and two pets. 

I no longer have time to care for me. it's not easy being a caregiver when you are the only one. It takes a toll on your life, but there are things you can do:

Taking care of a loved one starts with taking care of yourself.
More than 65 million Americans are currently providing care for a loved one. ¹ But, sometimes caregivers neglect an important step: taking care of themselves.
Protecting the caregiver's own well being, both mentally and physically, is an incredibly important step in the caring process. So in honor of National Family Caregivers and National Hospice Month, UnitedHealthcare has some steps to help make the transition to caregiver.
Get out and enjoy time together:
Go for a walk. Go to a movie. Feed the ducks at a park. Keeping active may relieve stress and can create positive new memories.

Eat Healthy:
A healthy diet can keep you sharp. Stock up on healthy snacks and prepare your own meals. Here are some simple (and delicious) recipes for you and your loved one.

Educate yourself and your family:
Particularly for those dealing with advanced illness or end-of-life situations, it's important to prepare yourself and your children. A new activity book, Scarlet Says Goodbye, is one tool to help educate young children with a loved one entering hospice care. The book can be downloaded for free

Don't be afraid to ask for help:
UnitedHealthcare understands that being a caregiver can be an emotionally and financially exhausting experience. UnitedHealthcare designed Solutions for Caregivers* specifically to help alleviate both of these issues. Visit to learn about all the resources available, including other great recipes and aid in developing a care plan, built specifically for your situation.

Take care of you so you can take care of your loved ones!

Solutions for Caregivers assists in coordinating community and in-home resources. The final decision about your care arrangements must be made by you. In addition, the quality of a particular provider must be solely determined and monitored by you. Information provided to you about a particular provider does not imply and is in no way an endorsement of that particular provider by Solutions for Caregivers. The information on and the selection of a particular provider has been supplied by the provider and is subject to change without written consent of Solutions for Caregivers.

HYALO GYN Review and Discount Product Code

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Did you know?

The average American woman begins menopause at the age of 51, and millions of women experience the associated vaginal dryness. HYALO GYN a new, hormone-free hydrating gel distributed by Fidia Pharma USA, is clinically tested and proven to offer fast relief in menopausal and postmenopausal women suffering from vaginal dryness.  One application of the clear, transparent and odorless gel works for up to three days. Formulated without glycerin or other irritating additives, HYALO GYN enhances the body’s natural moisture by using natural ingredients.

“Paint It Purple” Blog Carnival

Hey bloggers! Help us kick raise awareness about violence against women during our ‘Paint It Purple’ campaign by contributing a blog post to our The “Paint It Purple” Blog Carnival
Just send us your “Paint It Purple” blog post via the submission form below by no later than 20 November 2012. Our Blog Carnival will be featured and shared via our social media channels on the last day of the campaign (24 November 2011).
Don’t know where to begin? Here are the topics relevant to the campaign:
Topic 1: Tell us why you support the cause to end violence against women. It could be your personal experience as a survivor. It could be your personal experience as an active bystander who helped a woman in your life escape the violence. It could just be your opinion about the issue.
Topic 2: Share your “Paint It Purple” experience. If you have thrown a “Paint It Purple” party, baked special “Paint It Purple” cupcakes to raise funds for us and your local VAW nonprofit or donated “Paint It Purple” cupcakes to your local women’s shelter, share your story and your pictures (and recipe!) with us.
Topic 3: If you are a man… Share with us why you feel that violence against women needs to end and your views about how men and boys can step up to help stop the violence.
I am participating by sharing my story of survival. 

In 1979 I met my first husband. I was 18, he was 19. I had a four month old baby. I married him, not for love,but for stability. Our live together wasn't a picnic. We stayed together seven years and had three children together. I WAS ABUSED! 

Live with X wasn't picture perfect. I won't go into details, because it is in the past. Today, I am talking about my survival. I left X after 7 years. I met my second husband when I was 25. We've been together 26 years. We argue, but no abuse.

Did I forgive my 1st husband? Yes I did, in fact we are now friends.

For some abused women moving forward is not easy. It took me 26 years to forgive. I never forgot what X did to me, but I did forgive him.

MamaNYC’s Winning For Thanksgiving Giveaway Hop #GiveThanks Win a Bath and Body Set

Welcome to the Winning For Thanksgiving Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC! We wanted to show our readers just how much we appreciate them, so we've gathered together and have some amazing prizes up for grabs. It’s hard to believe, but Thanksgiving has arrived and we will all be busy showing our thanks this week. This event will run from November 20-27th, which means you will have plenty of time to enter all of our giveaways. Good Luck & Happy Thanksgiving y'all!

To make the stress of Thanksgiving go away I'm giving away a bath and body set worth $55. Winner has 48 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected. The set includes: rose petal soap flakes, everyday hand lotion, Ultra moisturizing shave cream,Sliquid Splash, and Fifty Shades of Grey: Book One.

Disclosure: I am participating in the Winning for Thanksgiving Giveaway hosted by MamaNYC and Prize winner must reside in US. Must be 18 to enter. Winner must respond to winning email within 48 hours. Prize is valued at $55. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. 

The Best Menopause Videos of 2012 Put Together by Healthline

Sunday, November 18, 2012
And the show must go on...

Healthline recently finished putting together a collection of 14 Best Menopause Videos of 2012.

Menopause. The Change. The Big M. Whatever you want to call the phase of life faced by women “of a certain age,” you can now enjoy that time with the company of these creative and entertaining videos.
Menopause has never been so amusing. Check out these great videos that offer a new, upbeat, and often hilarious take on that special time of personal growth in every woman’s life. You may even learn something along the way. 

You can find it a:

Disclosure: I was provided this information from Healthline to pass on to my readers.

We Have A Winner! 30 Days of Friends: Trivia Challenge PLUS EXCLUSIVE Limited Edition Friends Prize Pack GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'm a big Friends fan! They make me laugh and forget I'm post menopausal. Right now you can enter to win a great prize pack for just being a friend fan.

Warner Bros. Pictures is proud to announce the release of Friends: The Complete Series Blu-Ray Box Set November 13th 2012; along with the 30 Days of Friends: Trivia Challenge Blog App and Video Player

In honor of the release 1 lucky reader will win an exclusive Friends prize pack with two oversized cappuccino mugs and a picture frame just like the one on Monica’s door.

 Come back everyday to earn a different Friendscharacter badge, unlock hidden badges, and earn awesome Friends content along the way.  

Relive all your favorite Friends moments in these fun clips. Each week a new clip will be unlocked.  

Which Friend Are You Most Like Quiz! Everybody loves the characters of Friends for their distinct and quirky personalities. Chandler’s wit, Monica’s OCD, and Phoebe with her free-spirit. Take this quiz to find out what Friends character you are most like!

It's a great day to be a friend!

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Disclosure: This giveaway is hosted my be and prize provided by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment . I received no compensation for this post.

Day 4 #NHBPM

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Day 4 prompt: Day 4 – Sunday, Nov. 4
Disclosure post. How did you decide what to share? What do/don’t you share?
Write about what’s in your bag / purse / backpack every day

I'm writing a disclosure post. My life is an open book, I have no secrets to hide. If you are a reader or follower of my blog then you know the real me. I blog about my health, my sex life, my family(names changed of course). Do I always believe honesty is the best policy? No always, but I try to write what I feel and keep it as real as possible. Do I cross the line? I don't think I do. My family knows I write about them. I think being honest and disclosing is keeping your blog real and readable.

Keep it real, be yourself.

Day 3 #NHBPM

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Today's #NHBPM prompt is:

Day 3 – Saturday, Nov. 3
“I don’t know about this, but I’d like to.”
A post about a conversation with your doctor

Today I'm sharing my thoughts on the prompt : “I don’t know about this, but I’d like to.”

I don't know about alternative treatments for fibromyalgia, but I'd like to know more about what's out there. You see, I can't take meds and I'm at a loss for what is really available to me. Maybe a new diet or two. Maybe new exercises. I don't know about this, but I'd like too!

Day 2 #NHBPM

Friday, November 2, 2012

So for day 2 I can choose from two prompts.
Day 2 – Friday, Nov. 2
Write about the weirdest thing about your health
Find a quote and use it as inspiration

I've decided to write about the weirdest thing about my health. My health is a roller-coaster. I guess the weirdest thing is it changes like the seasons and like the weather. I don't know from day to day if I'm coming or going. I feel like a Maxine cartoon.

Day 1 #NHBPM – Thursday, Nov. 1 “Why I write about my health”

Thursday, November 1, 2012

This month I am once again joining WEGO Health National Health Blog Post Month. For thirty days bloggers will post on the topic of the day. Today's topic is:

Day 1 – Thursday, Nov. 1
“Why I write about my health”
“My favorite thing about social media / the internet / online health communities…”

I chose to write about my health. You can follow the bloggers on twitter with #NHBPM #HAWMC or join the FB event.

Why I Write About My Health?

I write to share with other's the up's and down's of menopause and fibromyalgia. I suffer from both. I'll soon be 52 and I have to face the facts, I am no longer a Spring chicken. I'm a Winter hen. My bones creak, my fingers ache with each keystroke I take, my body longs for the Spring. 

It's not easy living in this 52 year-old body, but I make due. I have no choice. It's all I got!

I could bitch and grip about my ailments, but I use humor to make light of a bad situation. I can't take drugs(my system can't handle any form of drug). So I bummed about that. I don't smoke, don't drink, and don't here I am a worn-out, broken down 52 year-old woman who rants and raves about my health.

Menopause and fibromyalgia are serious and by no means am I making fun of those two conditions. I'm poking fun at myself because I have nothing better to do.

RejuvenAirFan Review

Wednesday, October 31, 2012
When I was approached to review the RejuvenAirFan I jumped at the chance. I am a menopausal woman who suffers from night sweats and hot flashes and anything to help is a great relief.

I love my fan. It's quite, it's helpful, and night sweats and hot flashes are a thing of the past. Dr. Klein is a life saver.

The RejuvenAirFan is easy to use. It compact, but packs a punch! I sat mine on my night stand and sleep like a baby. You can too. Right now Dr. Klein is offering my readers a $10 discount off the regular price of $49.99 + shipping with code hhhf0912.

I give RejuvenAirFan 5 stars and 2 thumbs up!

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats?
Get RejuvenAir Medical Fan!

  • Convenient automatic timer for quick relief
    You don't have to worry about switching the fan off after you have cooled down as the pre-set timer does that for you automatically, allowing you to continue sleeping in peace.
  • Large front-facing press-pad switch
    The large press-pad switch on the front makes switching the fan on and off as easy as ever. Simply press to choose different pre-set timer settings and you are good to go.
  • LED lights on press pad
    Operating in a dark room? No problem! The LED lights on the press-pad switch will tell you which timer setting you picked making it easy for you to operate in a dark room and while half asleep.
  • Automatic and continuous flow toggle
    If you do not want the flow of air interrupted by the timer, simply flip the automatic/continuous flow switch to suit your preference and continue enjoying the flow of cool air as a regular fan.
  • Fall back to sleep after turning it on
    With an ordinary fan, you have to either stay awake or wake up later after the hot flash/night sweat episode is over to switch it off because you'll be freezing. The RejuvenAir Automatic Offfeature allows you to fall back to sleep after turning it on, and to continue sleeping in peaceful comfort.

Dr. Klein has graciously agreed to let me give away a RejuvenAir fan to one lucky reader. Retail value $49.99 USD
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For disclosure information click here.

Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish Campaign

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

When author Karen S. Exkorn set out to write an erotic humor novel, she had just turned 52 and felt she had finally reached a stage in her life where it was time to do all things she was afraid or embarrassed to share in public.   A woman of many shades, Exkorn, now keeps a list of things outside her comfort zone that she wants to try NOW ( which she NEVER refers to as a bucket list because,  let’s face it, anything with the word “die” in it isn’t all that fun.)  Recent “check-offs” from her list include “Meet Beyonce”, “Flashing a truck driver” and  “Go on a date with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.”  The author calls upon all women to grab a pen, channel their inner princesses and start making their own lists too. 

I am participating in the Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish Campaign and get to tell you my deepest, darkest secret wish on my bucket list. I'll turn 52 in a few months and I don't have a long bucket list, but there is one thing I really want to do before I turn sixty.  You see I'm afraid of heights. I don't like escalators, high bridges, or mountains. I've never been in a airplane or hot air balloon. You're going to think I'm crazy, but I want to sky dive. I want to feel the wind rush through me and the thrill of jumping out of a plane. 
I probably will chicken out if or when I go up, but if I do there's always seventy.

Want to find out more about Karen and Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish?

NEW YORK, NY (October 2012) — Karen S. Exkorn, a published author, noted speaker, and all-
around nice Jewish girl (except when she’s not), has released Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish, a parody of
that “other” ever-popular tome.

Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish is bursting with humor and erotica (who knew sex could be so fun…and
funny?). The story follows the virginal Rachel Levine and her handsome hunk of man as they surrender to
their sexual cravings, with a hunger for more than just matzah balls.

This sexy and silly parody is an entertaining romp through Rachel’s
life as she strives to find the delicate balance between love, lust…and
latkes. Over candlelit dinners with Manischewitz on ice, she
surrenders to the forbidden desires of her inner princess (Jewish
American Princess, that is…).

Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish is a pulsating page-turner that will stir
up your every fantasy…and your Jewish guilt (even if you’re not

Published by Orange Press, Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish will have its
soft launch in October and its hard launch just in time for Hanukkah.

About the Author: Karen S. Exkorn
A woman of many “shades,” Karen S. Exkorn writes corporate keynote speeches by day and soft Jewish

porn by night. She hopes that she does not slip one of her clients the wrong pages…

As founder and President of KAS Consulting, Inc. and Speak On, Exkorn creates and delivers innovative
corporate training programs for Fortune 500 companies. An internationally known motivational speaker,
Exkorn is a frequent lecturer at corporations and universities.

Exkorn is also the author of the best-selling book, The Autism
Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Diagnosis,
Treatment, Coping, and Healing—From a Mother Whose Child
Recovered (2005 HarperCollins). The success of her book led to
appearances on Good Morning America, Today Show, The View,
CNN, CBS News, Nightline, PBS, and articles in The New York
Times, Town & Country, Parents Magazine, Child Magazine and
worldwide media.

With a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the Gallatin
School of Individualized Studies at NYU, Exkorn is a former
professional dancer and performance artist known for her witty
banter, dynamic prose and unique theatre pieces.

When she’s not on TV, writing, consulting, performing, dancing,
mothering, running errands, making dinner, or walking the dog,
Exkorn can be found trying to cram her body into a relaxing yoga pose.

Exkorn lives in New York with her husband, son, and dog.

Press Contact:
Beth Feldman

More about Fifty Two Shades of Blue-ish:


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network