Guest Post/Promo - Forged By Greed by Angela Orlowski Peart

Welcome to my stop on the Forged By Greed book tour which has been brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. Here you can read a summary of the book and learn a little more about the author Angela Orlowski Peart. Angela has also written a post for us today, 12 Steps to a Positive Attitude! Don't forget to visit the other blogs on this tour for more information about this book and the author.

Title: Forged By Greed
Author: Angela Orlowski Peart
Series: The Forged Series #1
Publisher: Three Graces Publishing
Published: September 20th 2012

Book Description

Their choice had been taken away long before they were born.

Two Seattle 16-year-old Shape Shifters,  Jatred and Jasmira, are torn between following their hearts and protecting the order of the world. The path of the star-crossed lovers leads only to destruction.

The ancient Shape Shifter Races—the Winter wolves and the Summer leopards— live among humans and fit perfectly into modern life, while keeping secret societies with their own laws and traditions.

Two Goddesses, Crystal and Amber command their respective Races. One is on a quest to tilt the scale of power to her side. The other will never let it happen, even if it means sacrificing Jatred and Jasmira’s love.

The Amulet commissioned to bring stability into the world remains hidden and concealed with the help of advanced technology. Jatred is the guardian of the Amulet and key to the Goddesses’ conflict.

When the forces of nature are disrupted, earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions rake the world.  The Goddesses go to war and summon all their Shifters to join in the conflict. Jatred and Jasmira must fight not only for their love but to protect the future of both Races and humankind



Guest Post
Angela Orlowski-Peart

12 SIMPLE TIPS TO A POSITIVE ATTITUDE

This post was inspired by one of my good friends. Several times in the past she praised me on dealing well with stress. Recently she wondered what I do when things don't go my way; how do I keep my upbeat, positive attitude.
"You always know what to do and you always seem okay. How the heck do you do that?" she asked. And I thought, "Well... erm... how do I do that?"
So I sat down, pen and notebook in hand, and came up with 12 things I do to keep the beast at bay.

Here is how:

1. Smile: a smile can ease out others' anxieties and insecurities. People naturally gravitate toward the smiling, happy individuals. When you make people around you feel comfortable, they, in return, make you feel appreciated, and thus happy.

2. Pick your battles. Regardless of the situation, not everything is worth a fight. You don't have to be right all the time. Seriously, realizing that will be a relief for you and those around you.

3. Be honest, be yourself, don't try too hard to fit, or to please everyone around you. Nobody is perfect but those who pose as such don't come across as honest and friendly, that's why they drive potential friends away. And then they feel unhappy, lonely and misunderstood.

4. Don't fret over small things. A simple solution is often available to everything. But if something bothers you a lot and you can't seem to deal with it, try setting that problem aside for later. Think it over before acting. A good solution might present itself when the problem sinks in.

5. If you face a tough problem, talk with others about it. Maybe you blow things out of proportion and make yourself believe that things are worse than they in fact are. Friends, family and sometimes even strangers often let us see things in a new perspective.

6. When you can't resolve a problem, go to sleep. Think about a solution when you are rested.

7. If you struggle and can't find a solution to a problem, write it down, and then put the paper away for an hour, or a day. Read it out loud to yourself while relaxing in a bath, or in a comfortable chair with a bowl of a comfort food in hand.

8. If that problem can wait a bit longer, write a letter to yourself, as if it was meant for a friend, and then mail it to yourself. When you receive it back, open it and read it out loud (see #7).
9. Don't deal with stress-induced situations on an empty stomach. Have a healthy, protein-filled meal, or at least a small snack before you take action.

10. If you feel sad, depressed or stressed out, try a piece of chocolate (and not a whole bar!). The endorphins in chocolate do wonders for my mood.

11. Speaking of endorphins—exercise is probably the best way to quickly release those to your blood stream. So get going!

12. For best results, withdraw yourself from a stressful situation as soon as possible, even if it is just for a few moments. Let yourself calm down—you will see things in a more positive manner.


How do you deal with stress, disappointment, or depression? Do you keep it all inside, or do you explode when the stress level gets too high? Are you an easy-going person or a highly stressed individual? Or maybe you are somewhere in-between?



 About the Author

Angela Orlowski-Peart was born and raised in Poland. She describes herself as “European born, American by choice”. She was just seven-years-old when she decided to learn English to translate her favorite Polish fairytales.

Angela is a Young Adult fiction writer. She completed her first YA paranormal romance novel, Forged by Greed, which is scheduled for publication on September 20, 2012. It is the first book in The Forged Series. Angela writes in multiple genres, including paranormal, fantasy, urban fiction, sci-fi, and short stories. She is a member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Western Washington Chapter (http://www.scbwi.org), and several authors’ and readers’ networking groups on Linkedin and Goodreads. 

Angela loves reading good books almost as much as writing them. She can’t decide which is her favorite season—summer or fall. She speaks with Polish accent, but loves listening to the Southern drawl.

She is passionate about watercolor painting, fashion—especially stilettos, rock climbing, environment, and organic food and gardening. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband, two children, and a very independent and chronically curious cat.

Angela can be found online at:



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Thank you Angela for being at Nomi’s Paranormal Palace today! So what did you think of her post? Such simple steps can make us more positive about ourselves.

5 comments:

  1. I really enjoyed this post! And Forged by Greed sounds intense and good!
    12 tips for a positive attitude I really enjoyed :)I loved them all, but I think 1, 4 and 10 are great advice!

    Lovely post!

    Magen Corrie

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  2. Forged by Greed sounds like a very interesting, intense and good book!! And I simply loved the 12 tips for a positive attitude! I think 1, 4 and 10 are great advice!!! ha ha ha


    Lovely post Naomi!!


    Magen Corrie

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  3. Angela Orlowski-PeartOctober 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Magen, I hope you like Forged by Greed :-) Glad to hear you enjoyed my tips to positive attitude :-)


    Naomi, thank you for hosting me today!

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  4. You are welcome Angela. Thank you for a fabulous post!!

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  5. Thanx Magen, Angela wrote a wonderful post!! She has definitely given us great advice!!

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