Doing the 30 Day Ab Challenge

30 Day Ab Challenge Workout

30 Day Ab Challenge Workout

So, I decided to do the 30 Day Ab Challenge during December 2016 and I’m more than happy to announce that I was able to complete the whole thing on January 4th, 2017. I was also selected as a representative for Just Gym Apparel during the challenge. If you’re looking for some cool new gym wear, make sure to check the store out and use the Discount code: JustGymAJRAVEN to get 15% OFF on all your purchases.

So, here’s what I had to do during those 30 Days.

30 Day Ab Challenge Workout

Day 1:

Started slow on Day 1 with 15 x Situps, 5 x Crunches, 5 x Leg Raises, and 10 Seconds Plank.


Day 2 was 20 x Situps, 8 x Crunches, 8 x Leg Raises, and 12 Seconds Plank

Day 3 was 25 x Situps, 10 x Crunches, 10 x Leg Raises, and 15 Seconds Plank.

Day 4: Rest Day!!! No exercise!!!

Day 5: 30 x Situps, 12 x Crunches, 12 x Leg Raises, 20 Seconds Plank

Day 6: 35 x Situps, 15 x Crunches, 15 x Leg Raises, 25 Seconds Plank

Day 7: 40 x Situps, 20 x Crunches, 20 x Leg Raises, 30 Seconds Plank

Day 8: Rest Day!!!

Day 9: 45 x Situps, 30 x Crunches, 25 x Leg Raises, 35 Seconds Plank

Day 10: 50 x Situps, 50 x Crunches, 30 x Leg Raises, 38 Seconds Plank

Day 11: 55 x Situps, 65 x Crunches, 33 x Leg Raises, 42 Seconds Plank

Day 12: Rest Day!!!

Day 13: 60 x Situps, 75 x Crunches, 40 x Leg Raises, 50 Seconds Plank

Day 14: 65 x Situps, 85 x Crunches, 42 x Leg Raises, 55 Seconds Plank

Day 15: 70 x Situps, 90 x Crunches, 43 x Leg Raises, 60 Seconds Plank

Day 16: Rest Day!!

Day 17: 75 x Situps, 100 x Crunches, 45 x Leg Raises, 65 Seconds Plank

Day 18: 80 x Situps, 110 x Crunches, 48 x Leg Raises, 70 Seconds Plank

Day 19: 85 x Situps, 120 x Crunches, 50 x Leg Raises, 75 Seconds Plank

Day 20: Rest Day!!!

Day 21: 90 x Situps, 130 x Crunches, 52 x Leg Raises, 80 Seconds Plank

Day 22: 95 x Situps, 140 x Crunches, 55 x Leg Raises, 85 Seconds Plank

Day 23: 100 x Situps, 150 x Crunches, 58 x Leg Raises, 90 Seconds Plank

Day 24: Rest Day!!!

Day 25: 105 x Situps, 160 x Crunches, 60 x Leg Raises, 95 Seconds Plank

Day 26: 110 x Situps, 170 x Crunches, 62 x Leg Raises, 100 Seconds Plank

Day 27: 115 x Situps, 180 x Crunches, 62 x Leg Raises, 110 Seconds Plank

Day 28: Rest Day!!!

Day 29: 120 x Situps, 190 x Crunches, 62 x Leg Raises, 115 Seconds Plank

Day 30: 125 x Situps, 200 x Crunches, 65 x Leg Raises, 120 Seconds Plank

And there you have it!!! The entire 30 Day Ab Challenge.

Also, don’t forget to use the Discount code: JustGymAJRAVEN to get 15% OFF on all your Just Gym Apparel purchases!

How are you doing with your health related New Year Resolution? Let me know!

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T.L. West is an erotic-mystery writer to watch out for!

If you haven’t been reading the M/M Romance, mystery books by author T.L. West then you are certainly missing out!

I got to know about T.L. West back in early 2015 when I stumbled upon his work “Dangerous Love“. It was the author’s first work and immediately revealed to me that West is someone who enjoys non-stop twists and turns, with very surprising reveals in the end. Not only that, the intimately passionate scenes are almost in every chapter!

Doing a bit more digging I got to know more about West’s works. While “Dangerous Love” didn’t have a paranormal element to it, the rest of the stories have it. Here’s a list of West’s titles, along with the release dates, and short descriptions. The best part is that all of them cost $0.99 on Amazon Kindle, B&N, iTunes, etc.

Dangerous Love


Release Date: December 25th, 2014.

Amazon Kindle Link.         Goodreads Page.

Description: In Bradley’s line of work there is no place for love. There is only lust and rich men willing to pay a lot of money to get what they want. Bradley’s private and work life are two separate entities, and he intends to keep them that way. Unaware someone has been watching him, he falls into a trap of the most dangerous kind, one that includes lust, envy, greed and…murder.

M/M Erotic Mystery you won’t be able to put down once you start reading, with romance and twists on every page.

His Unexpected Mate


Release Date: January 28th, 2015

Amazon Kindle Link.      Goodreads Page.

Description: Living in a small wooden cabin at the edge of a forest while solving the mystery of recent murders, Eli learns that the locals believe a man-beast is responsible. As an outsider, he is watched very closely, even though he is working with the local sheriff, a man whose effect upon him is uncomfortably arousing.

A Dangerous Bite


Release Date: February 18th, 2015

Amazon Kindle Link.      Goodreads Page.

Description: Blamed for a mysterious murder is a member of one of the most prestigious families of vampires, but the head of the family claims they would never do such a thing. One of their own is missing, however, and they have no idea where he has gone. Summoned to solve the case is Joseph, a rookie member of the Rockfort Paranormal Department, who has never before seen a vampire. The vampire in question could be the man desperate to share his bed, to feed during the throes of passion, for all he knows.

The Bond (His Unexpected Mate Book #2)


Release Date: July 7th, 2015

Amazon Kindle Link.       Goodreads Page.

Description: As the alpha, Eric cannot let anything dire happen to anyone, so with rumors of a dark presence near the area, he sends one of his betas to check out the situation. Feeling the strength of the full moon, the werewolf inside of him is aching to get out. His pack has a strict rule that no young werewolf be allowed to roam alone, especially on the night of the full moon, and he knows the young ones in the pack will be struggling tonight.

The Bond (A Dangerous Bite Book #2)


Release Date: January 3rd, 2016

Amazon Kindle Link.      Goodreads Page.

Description: Confronting an alpha like Maximus and asking his assistance in locating a missing vampire is risky, but Ryan will do anything for Damian, the leader of a powerful and prestigious vampire family. Ryan loves him and cherishes the intimate moments they have shared, not knowing that dark things may come his way.

The Dark Coven


Release Date: February 3rd, 2016

Amazon Kindle Link.     Goodreads Page.

Description: At first glance, Derek seems to have everything. He is married to the love of his life, Aaron, and it’s as if they are perfect for each other. But Derek has a secret…a secret he has kept hidden from his husband for years. Derek wakes up every morning hoping his past doesn’t catch up to him. But when the followers of The Dark Lord rise again, and the entire world is threatened, Derek finds himself forcefully pulled back into the life he swore never to return to…a life of magic, and danger at every corner.


Have you read erotic mystery stories by T.L. West? Let me know what you think of them!

T.L. West Goodreads Page.

T.L. West on All Romance eBooks.

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Book Promotion Deals and Affordable Editing Services for Authors!

Hi, all. First of all I apologize for not being here lately. Life has just been too hectic but slowly and steadily I’m taking out time to enjoy writing and reading. Anyway I decided to make this post in order to help fellow authors with promotion. There are many websites that offer promotional packages for indie authors, but the truth of being an indie author is that most of us don’t actually have the funds to spend on promoting their works on various websites.

So, why such a post? Well, here I’m going to talk to you about some interesting promotional packages that being offered by an influential website by the name Some of you might have already worked with them as they do have a very impressive track record with indie authors ranging from interviews, book reviews, etc. which you can check out here…

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Your book will be advertised as a banner ad on the main website for ONE MONTH and be promoted in front of thousands of daily visitors.

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If you happen to be looking for beta-readers and/or editors for your book at very affordable prices…I’m talking as less as just $200 for a 50k worded novel :)…even less depending on what you can afford. Editing will include punctuation, grammar correction, and suggestions to make the story even more great than it already is.

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Book Review: The Ivory Carver’s Daughter

I got a copy of “The Ivory Carver’s Daughter” from the author herself and I have to say that I enjoyed reading it very much even though I don’t read such kinds of books. Not everyone’s life is interesting enough to warrant a book about them, but author Johanna Fath Koziol is different. She has gone through so much that it was a good idea she decided to write a book about it and share her life with the rest of the world.


As far as I’m concerned letting other people read about your life and getting to know your family history takes courage. If you keep writing about the ‘good’ stuff, people will feel that you’re probably lying. This is what I found interesting in the book; Johanna Fath Koziol didn’t hide anything. She didn’t even hide her own flaws, and kudos to her for that.

The book introduces the Koziol family and how the business expanded and over the years and then turned into something very different. As for the character, or the author herself, Johanna was born in a privileged family but being the ‘sandwich kid’ she was always seeking approval. The words she has used really take you on the journey where we see young Johanna experiencing confusion as she tries to be noticed. We follow Johanna as she grows up, gets married, becomes a mother, and then has her whole world shaken due to the death of her baby daughter.

But that doesn’t stop her from moving on with her life as she gives birth to her second child, a son, but again fate draws an unfortunate card and an accident changes her life even more. I loved her relationship with her son Dennis in the book. I always admire parents who have more of a ‘friendship’ like relationship with their kids. Why do parents always have to be strict? Why can’t they be friends with their own blood?

Johanna has indeed experienced life in more faces than most people. She has seen the highs as well as the lows of life. She has been with men who have used and abused her, but the important thing to take from her life is that when all is said and done, she has indeed lived a ‘life’ worthy of sharing with others, and continues to do so. She didn’t let things bring her down so much that she forgot how to get back up again. She’s a survivor and that’s her true strength!

I’ve talked to her over emails and we’ve exchanged gifts. She truly is a wonderful person to interact with. One would think all the hardships in her life must’ve hardened her heart, but instead she’s one of the most friendly people I’ve had the chance to talk with.

I highly recommend reading “The Ivory Carver’s Daughter” by Johanna Fath Koziol as you will definitely learn something of use from her experiences in life.

Did the name Koziol sound familiar to you? Well, check out the link here to know more about the family business!

You can also check out an interview with the author here.

Also check out her website!

She also has her own things on sale!

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How to Make and then Load Samples in Gel…Video Tutorial

Loading samples, may they be DNA, RNA, or PCR products, etc. in gels can be tough especially if you don’t know what you’re doing. Check out the video link bellow that will teach you how to load samples in gel while placing it outside as well as inside TAE buffer!

Watch Gel Loading Video on Facebook!

You can also learn how to easily made the gel for loading samples through the video link below.

Watch Gel Making video on Facebook! 

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Gay Character in Mortal Kombat X…Kung Jin!

A new gay character has entered the gaming world thanks to Mortal Kombat X and the bow wielding Kung Jin!


From TheGeekiary:

“It seems the Mortal Kombat game series has introduced the franchise’s first gay character namedKung Jin — who also happens to be the younger cousin of Kung Lao. Having played the game, I appreciate the series taking a baby-step to be queer inclusive, but I wish they had done more with regards to Kung Jin’s sexuality.

I’m not much of a Mortal Kombat fan. I prefer playing the Tekken game series, and Jin Kazamaand Lin Xiaoyu are my OTP. I played the newest installment in the MK series titled Mortal Kombat X because a friend lent me his copy.

Being someone who likes characters that carry bows during battle, I selected Kung Jin and started playing his campaign. Is he a good character to play with? I don’t know. For me his attacks felt a bit weak, and his fighting style wasn’t all that impressive, but still I was determined to end the game.

Ending my fight with Ferra & Torr (with Ferra being one of the most brutal yet funny-sounding warriors in the game) I was served a flashback that took place five years ago. In it Kung Jin had to fight Master Raiden. After the two battled it out, they had a very interesting conversation that made a ping on my gaydar. When Raiden started to convince Kung Jin to join the Shao Lin he answered that they’d never accept him. That’s when Raiden said to him, and I quote, “They care only about what is in your heart. Not whom your heart desires.”

Read the full article here.

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Dream Journal 10/1/15

Joe Manganiello came out as gay even though he’s engaged to actress Sofia Vergara. Every news outlet was trying to make sense of what actually happened.

Had a lot of food on the table but couldn’t eat so gave it to my siblings instead.

Was carrying a little baby on my rooftop. He seemed to be intelligent beyond his years. He pointed at a flock of birds and said ‘birds’ then a black bull came to the roof and sat down against a wall. The baby wanted to excite it with a red cloth.

Waited in a very rich home to talk to the female owner, the mother of a person I used to tutor. We sat on the floor of the sitting room. She offered me a cold drink and started to ask me questions about psychology. A group of some very rich business looking men came to the room and asked something, I couldn’t understand. We seemed to ignore them and continued our conversation about psychotic disorders and medication like anti depressants and anti suppressants.

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