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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

The Last Ten Pounds by Lina Sage - Book Tour - Review - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Lina Sage and her new book, “The Last Ten Pounds”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Lina and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this exciting giveaway!

The Last Ten Pounds: One Woman's Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred...and Everything In-Between)
by Lina Sage


GENRE: Memoir



Shortly after I was born, my family left Vietnam’s strict Communist regime by escaping on a tiny fishing boat in the middle of the night.

Luckily, Canada accepted us as refugees and we were excited for a new beginning. However, any hopes of a brighter future vanished before an abusive alcoholic father who’s repeated physical violence against my mom left me screaming for any stability. Sexual, physical and emotional abuse clouded my childhood years leaving me so damaged that it changed who I was meant to grow up to be.

In my early twenties, I bought a house and converted it into a full blown marijuana grow op.

Soon after, I entered into the world of elite call girls and became one of the most sought after girls in my agency. By my late twenties, I was on top of the world and the proud owner of a multi-million-dollar luxury day spa.

Just when I thought I had it all, I made the ultimate mistake that ended in me losing everything and hitting rock bottom.

I was spiritually broken and in desperate need of healing. I had no choice but to reconcile with my past. This decision brought me down a miraculous journey that opened me up to consciousness and enabled me to exist in the space I do today; that of uninhibited peace.

The Last 10 Pounds: One Woman’s Journey to Love (by shedding Fear, Anger, Hatred…and Everything In-Between) is my personal journey and a testament that it is possible to heal and transform. To be the person you were born to be.



Flashing red lights and turbulent commotion outside made me abruptly wake up to a scene of a dozen men who were heavily armed, dressed in full on black armor and gas masks, jumping out of what looked like black SWAT vans. I was anesthetized in my own trepidation; unable to run or hide. All I could do was stand by my window. As if in slow motion—taken straight from the movies—I watched these men approach my house. You couldn’t engage in an illegal grow op for long without getting busted and I had enough marijuana plants in my house to face a strong conviction. In that moment, my usually rapidly thinking brain, experienced the unusual phenomena of an outer body experience where time stood completely still and I felt like I was listlessly floating amongst the clouds. Harps played in the background replacing the loud bangs of the SWAT team trying to break down the door. And just as if I was protected by a sea of angels, I slowly came back to my body and realized that the loud bangs were that of my neighbor’s door and not mine. The SWAT team had veered off to my neighbor’s house without me even realizing.



This book has a strong, powerful story that is beyond inspirational!  There are very difficult to read passages as the torment and hardships are so detailed and vivid.  As a former abuse victim it was easy to relate to and find a deep connection with Lina.  This book is a perfect example of how anyone can be a victim of abuse – whether physical, emotional, or mental and how you just have to keep fighting to get out and never give up. 

I have read many books that spotlight on abuse, but several of those have seemed more clinical and analytical.  Lina’s story is so detailed that as you read you not only can picture what is going on – you can feel the pain and hurt she is experiencing!

Even if you are not a victim of abuse you probably know someone who is or has been – and this book offers great insight into understanding those dynamics.  It’s not always easy to overcome or get out of that situation.  I feel like this book definitely shows why people can’t or aren’t always able to just get out and move on.  There are so many factors and variables to account for and I think this book helps shine light on that and provides a better understanding of those obstacles.

I absolutely recommend this book as it shows how strong anyone can be and how even the worst situations can be defeated.

You will be able to easily connect with Lina and her story.  I found myself cheering for Lina page by page and was so inspired by her courage, bravery, and strength.

This book does have some very dark pages, but shows there truly is light at the end of the tunnel!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

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Lina Sage is a writer, speaker, producer and entrepreneur. She is the creator and founder of Chic Spirituality; a movement whose philosophy is to live your life with heightened awareness by surrounding yourself with things you deem beautiful. Lina believes balance of mind, body and soul, is the key to unlocking all things beautiful. Therefore, she enjoys physical activity to maintain a strong body and meditation to calm the mind. But she especially cherishes time spent with her beloved husband and dog because they are what brings her soul the greatest joy. Lina also likes to surround herself with great food and exotic travels around the world.








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Lina will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.


  1. What do you enjoy reading in your free time?

    1. Hi Mai. I enjoy reading spiritual books from Krishnamurti, Eckhart Tolle and Osho to name a few. I also enjoy reading Dan Brown books and occasionally some YA. The last YA I read was James Dashner's The Maze Runner series.

  2. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi Lisa. thank you for following me on this tour and good luck with the draw.

  3. Hi Ally. Thank you for hosting me today and giving me such an amazing review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed the book:)

  4. Hi Ally. Would you be able to leave your review on Goodreads and Amazon for me? It would mean so much to me. Thank you.

  5. Hi Ally. Would you be able to leave your review on Goodreads and Amazon for me? It would mean so much to me. Thank you.

  6. I've thoroughly enjoyed reading all of the wonderful reviews for The Last Ten Pounds throughout the tour! Thanks for sharing :)

    1. Thank you Victoria for following my tour. Your support is greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.

  7. Oh this book sounds like a great read...cannot wait to read her journey and see how she overcomes her past. Sounds like will be very inspirational!

    1. Hi Laura. Thank you for stopping by and reading. The book is available in ebook or print on Amazon. I promise that you won't be disappointed :)

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