Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Last Boyfriend by J. S. Cooper; New Adult Fiction; Wild Animals Lurking

The Last Boyfriend by J. S. Cooper New Adult Fiction

While I was perusing the interwebz this weekend for new adult fiction I stumbled across a very interesting author, J. S. Cooper, who has written a book titled, The Last Boyfriend. In fact, it's next on my TBR list for a variety of reasons, one of which is the spectacular cover.

If you have not checked out her facebook page, I highly urge you to do so. She seems like a nice person, with an honest voice, and her updates are very informative. In fact, there are several you'll love.

She's also giving away a new mini iPad in a promotional event you can read more about on FB, too. As I said, I highly encourage you to check her out. At the very least you get a chance to win a mini iPad, which is my own particular reading device choice of the moment right now.

From facebook:

Want to win an iPad Mini or a swag pack from The Last Husband? Then click below to enter my rafflecopter! Don't forget to like, share and comment on this post!!

The Last Husb...
and is the sequel to the New York Times and USA TODAY Bestseller The Last Boyfriend. 
Here's a link to the promotional event, and here's one to her fan page.  And this is a link to where you can find her book, The Last Boyfriend, on Amazon.

Wild Animals Lurking

This seems to be the summer for wild animals lurking for food and mischief...in Bucks County, PA that is. And I don't think it's just isolated to Bucks County or Pennsylvania because good friends in Princeton, which is about forty-five minutes away, have told me they've spotted a few bears there, too. And, I would imagine there are plenty of other places where wild animals have been spotted.

Another black bear has been spotted in Solebury Township (Bucks County).
Last Saturday evening around 7 o’clock, the black bear was spotted down by the Delaware River, near Armitage and River Road.

You can read more here.

I run anywhere from three to five miles every single morning along the Delaware Canal in New Hope, which is about a five minute drive from my home in New Hope. Trust me, I'm aware of things like this at all times. I never assume anything and I make sure I'm prepared for everything. And I've learned the best approach with any wild animal is to stop, stand still, and don't make any sudden moves. If you stand still and ignore them, the odds are they'll continue on without incident. But if you get aggressive, they are going to attack you and it's not going to be pretty.

Here are a few things to know when approached by a wild animal (or any wild creature anywhere, as the case may be). I think this one is of particular importance...with bears, of course.


Understand the bear's motivations. A little bear psychology can go a long way—your response to an attack should be shaped by the bear’s motivations. First, if a bear appears to be stalking you (disappearing and reappearing, for example), or if a bear attacks at night, it most likely sees you as food, and any attack will be predatory. If you surprise a bear on the trail, if the bear has cubs, or if the bear is eating from or protecting a carcass, the bear will most likely be acting in self-defense.

 







 


  






 

 

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