Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Black Widow Trainer: A Sizzling, Sultry Adventure . . . A New Book by Craig Odanovich, the First in a Series of Cinematic Novels

The Black Widow Trainer: A Sizzling, Sultry Adventure. . . A New Book by Craig Odanovich, the First in a Series of Cinematic Novels

The first in a series of erotic adventures featuring the dangerously gorgeous Misty takes her from the posh winter playgrounds of the wealthy to the glittering capitals of Europe and South America. But it also swoops low—through the raunchy bars of the French Quarter and into gritty, arctic Alaska whose locals are surprising, engaging, and raucously sexy. The novel’s bold, gritty characters and unbridled exploits make The Black Widow Trainer a stunning erotic travelogue.

San Antonio, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 19, 2011

We all know her. The top trainer at the health club, the one who makes all the other toned bodies seem so—ordinary. She’s so approachable, so generous with a smile. Years of exercise have given Misty a honed, disciplined physique. Her body whispers, “I can make you look like this.”

Her name is Misty, and you’re about to get to know her much, much better as author Craig Odanovich drops you feet first into a sensual, heart-pounding adventure that feels so much like a movie you’ll be able to smell the popcorn. “I tend to write cinematically,” says Odanovich. “I like books that flow effortlessly.” The Black Widow Trainer (Emerald, paper, $14.95) certainly moves quickly, from one scene to the next. The first in a series of erotic adventures featuring the dangerously gorgeous Misty takes her from the posh winter playgrounds of the wealthy to the glittering capitals of Europe and South America. But it also swoops low—through the raunchy bars of the French Quarter and into gritty, arctic Alaska whose locals are surprising, engaging, and raucously sexy. The novel’s bold, gritty characters and unbridled exploits make The Black Widow Trainer a stunning erotic travelogue. We’re never one place too long. Misty’s contagious wanderlust teases us onward.

Misty’s allure is such that sophisticated men of the world are tempted to the breaking point, often paying a stunning price for a single night of sublime sex with Misty.

Here’s the setup: With a sensational seduction in the plumeria-scented tropics of Maui, Misty leaves her old life as a top fitness trainer in tony Malibu behind. Her new career—as fitness trainer/temptress—takes her everywhere. Her wealthy clients are helpless in their desire to plunge into the heat of lovemaking with her. But, passionate encounters come with a hefty price tag, hence her nickname, the Black Widow Trainer.

The Black Widow Trainer is an immensely enjoyable departure into a world of fantasy, adventure, and steamy sensuality. Unforgettable characters, a bullet-paced narrative, and some of the most erotic writing in years make The Black Widow Trainer a movie waiting to happen. Indeed, Hollywood has already expressed interest and Odanovich is now finishing the sequel, Captured Prey, with a third Misty adventure in the works, to what could very well become a successful erotic adventure franchise.

“The genre-busting novel features a cast of original, gritty characters, including an Alaskan sea captain, a pint-size satyr, and a genderbending woman. Misty's fantastic sexcapades in exotic locations around the world are hot enough to fire up anyone’s sex life.”
—Dan Porter (Goodreads)

CRAIG ODANOVICH is a sports and fitness enthusiast and a longtime successful entrepreneur in the entertainment business. He has received numerous awards, including “Video Retailer of the Year” by the Video Software Dealer’s Association. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Cathie, and their four children.

For more information, visit Craig Odanovich's website, http://www. theblackwidowtrainer. com.

Media Contact: Victor Gulotta, Gulotta Communications, Inc., 617-630-9286, http://www. booktours. com, victor(at)booktours(dot)com

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Financial Planning Makes Growing Family Smarter

Financial Planning Makes Growing Family Smarter

Bills. com offers 5 ways to budget for baby

San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) July 2, 2008

For growing families, a bundle of joy also can bring a bundle of bills, but Bills. com president Ethan Ewing has five steps to financial salvation.

The U. S. Department of Agriculture estimates that the cost to raise a child ranges from $134,370 to $284,460. These figures, however, include the cost of a home, which a family might own even if they have no children, as well as other factors averaged from all U. S. consumption.

"The decision to have or adopt a child can be a complex one. Fortunately, finances are one piece of the puzzle that families can anticipate and plan for," Ewing said.

Ewing's suggested steps include the following:

1. Make a financial birth plan: A recent survey of new parents found that they budgeted $776 for hospital costs, but wound up paying $2,000 for childbirth. Call your insurance company, doctor and/or hospital to find out exactly what costs will be covered and how much out-of-pocket medical expense you'll be expected to pay.

2. Build a budget: Hopefully, especially if you are considering a family, you are living within your means and using a budget. Create a new budget that takes into account the costs of a child, such as child care, medical bills, diapers, babysitting, additional food, travel costs and any lifestyle changes you are considering, such as one parent leaving his or her job or moving to part-time work. Before you get started, understand your financial health with the free online BillsIQ calculator (www. bills. com/iq (http://www. bills. com/iq)). Then, estimate the costs of having a child with an online calculator.

3. Plan for adoption: No question about it, adoption can be expensive. Costs can range from under $2,500 for foster care adoptions to $40,000 and up for a private infant adoption. However, adoptive families can be eligible for a tax credit of up to $11,390 to compensate for some of those costs. Grants, gifts and loans also might be available to help. Talk to a qualified adoption counselor to learn more.

4. Ignore the Joneses: In today's world, it's easy to imagine your child falling far behind if he or she isn't playing a musical instrument, speaking a foreign language, playing daily with groups of friends and on a sports team before kindergarten. Still, the most important activities for children are priceless (and very budget-friendly): Exercising in the yard, reading library books together, drawing with crayons or sidewalk chalk, cooking meals and singing. Don't panic about the costs of raising a child; instead, focus on what is right for you.

5. Expect the unexpected: Any child can present special needs, from braces to speech therapy to behavioral issues to a physical accident. Do your best to prepare with appropriate insurance and by taking appropriate safety precautions. Other than that, know that nothing presents surprises like parenting, and if possible, leave room in your budget for unexpected costs.

"By planning ahead, you can prepare for the expense of adding a new member to your family," Ewing said. "Most importantly, practice good general financial management -- that way, you'll be prepared for anything your personal baby boom brings."

Based in San Mateo, Calif., Bills. com (www. bills. com) is a free one-stop portal where consumers can educate themselves about complex personal finance issues and comparison shop for products and services including credit cards, debt relief assistance, insurance, mortgages and other loans. As the online portal to Freedom Financial Network, LLC, the company has served more than 40,000 customers nationwide since 2002 while managing more than $1 billion in consumer debt. Its RSS feed is available at http://www. bills. com/news_releases/ (http://www. bills. com/news_releases/).

In 2008, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Bills. com as the No. 3 fastest-growing U. S. company on its Hot 100 list. Bills. com also was named a finalist as "most innovative company" in the American Business Awards in 2008. Company co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh were named to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list in 2008, and received the Northern California Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Award for online services.

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