Review: Garcinia Cambogia Weight Loss Gummies

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First of all it is very hard to review something if you have only been taking it for 20 days. So this is my honest opinion so far! I got these gummies because I have had the hardest time shedding the extra baby weight from 5 years ago lol. I have tried hard working out, eating right and cutting all of the bad crap from my diet. I just can’t seem to get rid of it.

The side effects from weight loss supplements scare me. I am always concerned about the what-ifs of anything that I might be taking. I always triple check ingredients and make sure it has nothing in it that I might be allergic to. Yes, I am that person who has drug allergies. It sucks. But I was excited to see a supplement that was claiming to be all-natural. It peaked my interest and the reviews were decent. On went my crazy researching and the results were scary.

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Liver failure, low blood sugar, can react to allergy medicines, diarrhea, etc… The list goes on and on. It was different with each website I scrolled through. With this not being an FDA approved drug, I wasn’t sure if anything I was reading was legit because let’s face it the internet lies. I don’t care what website you are on it could be faked. There is no honest truths in this world anymore. But the things I was reading scared me enough that I honestly didn’t take it.

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The thing that made me the most nervous was the fact that you shouldn’t take it if you are taking any kind of allergy medicine. I have the most terrible allergies and take not 1 but 2 different allergy medicines daily. Controlling those allergies are way more important to me than losing weight. So knowing that I didn’t actually take it may turn you away but that’s OK. It’s your life and if you want to try out this supplement then go ahead. Check it out, the links are below as well as the links that I found the side effects. But like it says on the bottle, check with your Dr before starting any kind of new supplement.

The price is great compared to the others on the market. It smells really good, a great pineapple flavored smell. They list what it is contained in the gummies which is the Garcinia Cambogia (a plant) and just the things needed to make it the form of a gummy. I can’t honestly give my opinion on whether or not they work, that is for you to decide.

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The links to what I was reading.

WebMD
Rxlist
Healthline

There are so many more! I just googled the name of the supplement. The more you know! 🙂

Thanks for reading and good luck on your weight loss journey! 

Namaste! 🙂 

Elf on the Shelf is back at it again….

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? Do you often wish that it would go away permanently. Do you tend to forget said Elf and then wake in a panicked state when you realize you forgot to move the damn thing again?

That was me last year.. I was constantly forgetting to move it and then I would quickly get down stairs before the kids awoke to do something silly with it. There were a few nights that I was actually prepared for it and it turned out awesome. I am way better prepared for it this year, thank you Pinterest.  I have actually printed off some letters and pre-cut out items and purchased items for the shenanigans that our little Luigi will be getting into this year.

This year is tough though! We will vacationing in Colorado for a week and the Elf has to go with us. My creative juices are already flowing but if you have any great ideas I would love to see them! 🙂

I would love to see your ELF! 🙂

This is what our little Luigi has been up to so far this year!

 

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More shenanigans to come…..

 

 

 

“When Through Deep Waters” ~Rachelle Dekker~ Review

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Author:

The oldest daughter of New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker, Rachelle Dekker was inspired early on to discover truth through the avenue of storytelling. She writes full time from her home in Nashville, where she lives with her husband, Daniel, and their diva cat Blair.

Connect with Rachelle online at her website (www.rachelledekker.com) or on any of these social media platforms:

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Synopsis:

Alicen McCaffrey finally has the life her mother always dreamed for her: beautiful home in Santa Monica, successful husband, adorable daughter. Then tragedy blows her carefully assembled façade to pieces. Worse yet—Alicen feels solely responsible. At rock bottom, she decides to accompany a childhood friend back to Red Lodge, Montana, where they spent summers together as kids.

The peaceful mountain landscape, accented with lush forests and small-town charm, brings back happy memories of time spent with her beloved, eccentric Grandma Josephine. Alicen begins to hope that perhaps things could be different here. Perhaps the oppressive guilt will lift—if only for a moment.

But when Alicen starts hearing voices and seeing mysterious figures near the river in the woods, she begins to fear she’s completely lost her sanity, as it’s rumored her grandmother did. Or might there be more to Red Lodge than meets the eye? Could the voices and visions be real—and her only means of finding the healing she so desperately needs? Or will they prove to be her final undoing?

Review:

This book is so sad! It starts you right off with the death of Alicen’s daughter. Poor Alicen has lost her daughter and her husband has left her, what is she to do with her life? What would you do? I would be so devastated and honestly don’t know how I would handle losing everything that is important in your life. The first chapter is pretty gripping. It really sucks you in, but it loses momentum pretty quickly.

It is an interesting book but it moves very slowly. It is like reading a story within a story within a story. Yes there are that many stories and I didn’t just accidentally repeat myself lol. You have the story of what Alicen is dealing with in the here and now, you have the story of her grandmother, the story of her mother and how she failed her, and then finally the story of Victoria. There is so much going on and so many different directions that the story is going it is hard to keep track of it all.

I wasn’t really sure how I felt about this book at first. I was actually terrified to read it because I knew that her daughter died and as a mother that is heart-wrenching and I can’t imagine that happening. When I read the part where she loses her daugher, I cried. I cried like a little baby, because it is so sad and it was an accident that could easily happen to any one of us. Pool drownings happen more often that we would like to think about. My kids spend a lot of time in the pool and this just made me nauseous at the thought of something like this happening. Unfortunately, this is the only gripping part of the book. It takes a turn for the slow and boring after the first chapter. Super disappointing when a certain part can affect you so violently but there is no continuation of the feeling. I was hoping for more from this book.

If you would like to check it out, you can find it on AMAZON.

“A Cordial Killing” ~Vikki Walton~

Author:

Born in Chicago, Vikki lived outside of Paris for a few years as a small child. That may account for her love of travel. She spent much of her youth growing up in Schertz, a tiny town outside of San Antonio. Vikki’s first words were “I get it!” This attitude became her life-long mantra to always go after what she wants. It also helped her realize her desire to help others get what they really want out of life.Vikki became a Work Quilter™ combining her many passions to create multiple income streams. She started speaking and teaching adults on myriad topics.
You’ll most often find Vikki hiking with her dog, out in her garden, traveling abroad, or writing her next book. She divides her time between Colorado Springs and her numerous homes around the world. Okay, so they’re not really her homes, since she’s a house and pet sitter, but she always wanted to include that in her bio. And so she did.

Synopsis:

Anne is excited for the opening of the Brandywine Inn. Kandi and Hope are her partners in the bed-and-breakfast in Carolan Springs, Colorado, where they also provide homesteading and herbal workshops for guests.

As soon as the guests arrive, it’s plain that the five old college chums have bad blood between them. When Anne finds a threatening note, it’s clear that someone is out for revenge. Then they find a guest dead. At first, the death appears to be natural, but suspicions begin to grow.

When a blizzard threatens the Inn, will it trap them all with a killer and no way out?

Cordial Killing is a classic who-dun-it with a twist. Set in the fictional small town of Carolan Springs, you will enjoy an armchair getaway into beautiful Colorado.

Review:

The prologue was the most exciting part of the book lol! She definitely had my attention when I first began but I had a really rough time getting into this book once I passed the prologue. It sounded really interesting to me and I am a huge fan of murder-mystery. There are so many characters! The first few pages of the book is a list of names and what part they play within the story. That is all well and good but once I began the story I kept having to go back to that character page just to try to figure out who I was reading about. This becomes difficult when you are reading on your Kindle app on your phone. It would be completely different if I was holding the book in my hands.

I gave it a good try, but I was so confused by the first chapter that I became disinterested. I hate when this happens because then it all becomes a blur and you can’t remember what you just read, so you have to start the page or chapter all over again. Yea, this was my situation and it continued through most of the book. Finally by about half way through the characters obviously became more familiar and I was able to power through it and finish the book. (I’m no quitter lol)

Overall, an okay book. Decent characters and the story was interesting. I didn’t read the first book in this series so that may have been why I had such a hard time with all the characters. But if the first book has that many characters I think I’ll pass on reading it. I would definitely recommend reading the first book The Chicken Culprit first before reading this book.

If you want to check it out, it is on AMAZON.

 

Alpaca My Bags by Violet Patton GIVEAWAY TIME! ♥

Alpaca My Bags: Dying to Leave the Oasis (A Desert Oasis Cozy Mystery Book 1) by Violet Patton

Cozy Mystery

First in Series

Amazon Digital Services (December 1st, 2018)

231 pages

Digital ASIN: B07JX5WHB5

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Murder? Romance? Intrigue? The Desert Oasis runs rampant with gossip and secrets.

Sweetie Bastard told Hunny Bunny—pack your bags we’re moving to lovely Tucson, Arizona. She didn’t have a choice. He sold her house and bought a park model online sight unseen in the Desert Oasis 55 plus community.

The park was more asphalt than oasis—hot—dry—terrible.

The trailer was a wreck. No air-conditioning. No beautiful view of the San Francisco Bay.

There’s an Arizona room to build. A golf cart to buy. Dances, crafts and funerals to attend.

Bunny agrees to take water aerobics. She hates water.

First lesson—the park’s ladies’ man athletic director was found weighed down and dead at the bottom of the swimming pool. Who killed philandering Dan? And why?

The last tenant in their new home, Wanda, left behind her clothes, knickknacks and dishes. The place gives her the willies. Bunny can’t stand an unsolved mystery, and she’ll dig deep and wide to solve Wanda’s case.

Download Alpaca My Bags today. Will Bunny agree to live happily ever after in the Oasis, or will she make Sweetie Bastard move to posh Scottsdale?

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About the author

I grew up in Arkansas, just a few miles from Louisiana. Violet Patton was a grandmother. I took her name as a pen name in her honor. She didn’t read much and when she did it was True Confessions magazine. She married a man twice her age at 18 and she did not have romance in her life, but she longed for it. She was tough, picking cotton, milking cows and tending a garden to keep her family alive. Behind her toughness was a sweet tenderness which showed through her beautiful blue eyes. Now as I age, I miss her more and more. Her photograph graces my desk, and I often ask for her advice or read my stories aloud to her. I can hear her laugh as I read my stories and I remember that spirit she never lost despite her adversities.

Thank you for giving me everything you had.

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Death and Damages: A Limited Edition Mystery and Thriller Boxed Set only 99¢

Death and Damages: A Limited Edition Mystery and Thriller Boxed Set is only 99¢!

Pre-order today to secure this limited edition collection!

This set includes 24 books! ♥️ So much crime, so little time! Check out this awesome set put together by some amazing authors! See the list of books and authors below!

AUTHORS:
Patricia Loofbourrow
Pauline Creeden
John Ling
Alexa Padgett
Siera London
Shereen Vedam
Deborah Shlian
Kelly Hashway
Maggie Carpenter
Tiana Laveen
Angela Sanders
Karen M. Bryson
Aime Austin
Lisa B. Thomas
Fiona Quinn
Kerry J. Donovan
Jane Blythe
Dan Alatorre
Muffy Wilson
Dariel Raye
Ja’Nese Dixon
Terry Keys
Bill Hargenrader
Judith Lucci
Maria Grazia Swan

BOOKS:

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Death’s Shadow by Dariel Raye & Muffy Wilson
How far would you go to bring your twin’s killer to justice

Lucky Shores The Long Road Home by Kerry J Donovan
When newly-qualified doctor, Chet Walker, rescues two children from their abusive father, he puts at risk everything he holds dear.

Suicide Blonde by Karen M. Bryson
She’s not a police detective, but she played one on television, and now she must solve her sister’s murder.

Double Blind by Dan Alatorre
Two detectives hunt a serial killer, but the killer’s hunting them.

A Vision A Day Keeps the Killer Away by Kelly Hashway
For psychic P.I. Piper Ashwell, seeing isn’t always believing–and she’s running out of time to piece together the clues before this kidnapping turns into a murder.

Facing the Past by Alexa Padgett
A childhood tragedy. An unsolved murder. In the quest to rewrite her family’s past, Danielle Patterson could lose her future.

Drawing Thin by Patricia Loofbourrow
In a city controlled by the Mob, when the choice is to play by the rules or save a child’s life, even a good cop can be pushed too far.

Dismal by Tiana Laveen
The prey becomes the predator when Dr. River Michelet serves a bit of street justice. Welcome to South Bend, Indiana, where the people are nice, the accents are Midwestern, and the killers are the ‘boy next door.’

Never Again by Angela Sanders
She fought to leave her past behind her, but for Charlotte, there is no escape.

Double Illusion by Deborah Shlian
A reporter and the nurse he loves put each piece of a deadly puzzle into place while a terrifying secret waits in the shadows…

Vengeance by John Ling
Maya Raines is a spy who must hunt down the ultimate target: her father’s murderer.

Burning Secrets by Jane Blythe
They each had secrets; one of those secrets got them all killed

Grayout by Bill Hargenrader
Sometimes imaginary enemies are the most deadly.

The Scarlet Stiletto by Maggie Carpenter
Manhattan: 1938. A blonde bombshell walks into the office of a private detective. In her hand, a bloody stiletto. Did the mob kill her gangster husband, or did she?

Veiled Conspiracy by JaNese Dixon
He’s provoking her killer, one word at a time.

Missing You by Shereen Vedam
A wild hunt is on to find a missing cat and retrieve an ancient stolen jewel.

Beach Traffic by Judith Lucci
A college reunion on the Outer Banks of North Carolina turns deadly when a woman is found murdered and five others are reported missing.

Sharpe Note: Sour Grapes of Wrath by Lisa B. Thomas
You’re never too old for a midlife crisis.

Mine by Fiona Quinn
A sleepy town in southwest Virginia wakes up to a nightmare of untimely deaths.

Gone by P. Creeden
With a new job in a small town, Ella thought she could get away from big crime. She was wrong.

The Last File by Siera London.
A killer’s last move. A detective’s last chance.

The Missing by Terry Keys
Someone is out there waiting… watching…

Qualified Immunity by Aime Austin
One thread pulled, everything unravels.

Love Thy Sister by Maria Grazia Swan
Mina Calvi’s idyllic life in a California mansion came with a price. And now the grim reaper is here to collect

Find it on AMAZON!

When do you decorate for Christmas?

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When is the appropriate time to decorate for Christmas? Is there such a thing? I know there are those out there that can’t wait to decorate and start listening to Christmas music and then there are others like my brother-in-law that hates any signs of Christmas before December 1st. I call him Mr. Grinch.

My husband tolerates my need to decorate the day of Thanksgiving. It’s a tradition, and one my family has participated in for years. It’s just what we do. This year we are spending the week of Christmas in Colorado, a first for us, and I felt like Christmas needed to come a tad bit early in this house this year. 😉

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When I say early, I mean I put up and decorated my tree the first week of November. I rationalized it as we won’t be here to enjoy it the week of, so we need to put it up a tad bit earlier than usual lol! He was less than enthused but my boys and I did all of the work, so he wasn’t too angry about it! 🙂

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I am always taking down the tree the day after Christmas so all in all it is not a crazy amount of time that we keep up decorations. I know some people that decorate before Thanksgiving and don’t take them down til well after the new year.

When do you put up your tree/decorations? What are your thoughts on putting up decorations early? What is too early? Do you go all out: lights, tree, tinsel, blow-up yard ornaments, etc???

I have always wanted to decorate the outside of our house but we have such an ancient house that the one time we tried it ended up blowing the breaker over and over again! It was an exciting first Christmas in this house. We have since learned our lesson and only do the decorating indoors. I can’t wait for Christmas! It’s my favorite! 🙂

Wishing you a happy Christmas decorating if you haven’t done so yet! 🙂 🙂

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P.S. We are also super excited that LUIGI our Elf on the Shelf will be making an appearance in a few days!!!

Holiday Book Sale! :) Get them before they are gone!


Kickoff to the Holidays Book Sale
Black Friday November 23rd ~
Cyber Monday November 26th


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Lots of great books on sale! Scroll the big list and grab what you like! Synopsis, genres and buy links are all included. Happy Reading!!
 
 
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Rockin’ Rhythm (Velocity Book 1)
Bella Jeanisse
Rockstar Romance
300 pages
 
Ash Taylor lives life without making deep connections with anything other than his brothers and his bass. His past has jaded him to love and makes him fear getting too close. Then Michelle walks into his life. Every night, she invades his dreams and stars in his fantasies. She makes him question himself and his ways. However, he is sure she could never date someone like him. So much so, that he convinces himself that she is married.
Michelle Reynolds has been jilted so badly, that she doesn’t want to date again. Her friend Beth tries to encourage her, but all of her relationships end badly or don’t last. She is sick of disappointment. When Ash comes into her life, she feels an immediate spark. He makes her feel special without effort. His big heart and deep voice mesmerize her. As soon as she finds out he is a rock star, her hopes are crushed. In her eyes, it could never work because musicians are not faithful, and she is not good enough for him.
Can these two polar opposites find a way to make a relationship work? Will all that dating a rock star entails break them or bring them closer? Find out in the first Rock Star Romance of the Velocity series.
 
 
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/ycI1i
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Silverblade (Triple Threat 1)
Bella Jeanisse
Rockstar Romance
270 pages
Before there can be a Rockstar Romance, there has to be a band…
 
Shane Martin, lead vocalist of Silverblade, has given up on keeping his band together. He doesn’t know how to go on after the loss of their bassist and his best friend, Troy. When Troy’s widow insists he start the search, he does. No one was good enough until he found Zack.
Zack Bryant plays bass, but his band is going nowhere. He thinks he has no chance to have a better life. That is until Shane walks into the bar where he is playing one night. He finally has a way to show the world what he can do.
Will Zack blend with the rest of the band? Can they get ready in time to join the Reign of Fire tour? Little do they know, this is only the beginning.
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/IHgMq
 
 
 
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The Bonus (A Zeta Cartel Novel Book 1)
A.J. Adams
Cartel Romance
257 pages
 
 
 
 
Chloe is a seasoned drug courier who finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Facing a lingering and painful death at the hands of the Zeta cartel, Mexico’s most brutal organised crime syndicate, she persuades their enforcer to claim her.
Ex marine and dark ops expert Kyle Suarez is chief enforcer for the Zeta cartel. Ruthlessly efficient, he is feared by his enemies. When he claims Chloe, he simply expects to enjoy a well-deserved and disposable bonus.
Has Chloe made a huge mistake, or will her choice prove her salvation – and his?
Warning: This bad boy dark romance contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex. It is for adults only.
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/ly9U
 
 

 

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L.A. FOXX: Hollywood Underworld

Lindy S. Hudis
Mystery/Thriller
208 pages
 
 
Dani Foxx is a gorgeous, sexy and spirited Los Angeles personal manager to the stars of tomorrow. She has spunk, guts and a take-no-prisoners attitude. She has brains, courage, beauty, and nothing gets in her way. Dani lives in the Woodland Hills section of the San Fernando Valley with her beautiful teen-age daughter Dale. Together, they survive and protect each other in the world’s most glamorous and sin-filled city.
Dani is a former actress and model, having appeared on the daytime television drama Paradise Beach. She is all too familiar with the pitfalls, dangers and perils that occur within the City of Angels. Being tremendously aware of the sordid underbelly of Los Angeles and the often fear-provoking events that can happen, she now uses her talents and aptitude to assist others who have found themselves in the many harrowing situations she is very acquainted with.
Her best friend, the dashing and charismatic A.J. Tarentella, was raised in a ruthless crime family. Being the son of a mob boss, he fought his way to the top with honor, loyalty and pride. He now is the proud owner of the Tarantella Agency, an immensely respected Private Investigation Company located in the heart of Beverly Hills. He used his father’s work ethic, connections and family ties to build his powerful business empire, and now he is always there to help those in need. Together, A.J. and Dani maneuver through the puzzling and dangerous underworld of Los Angeles, finding themselves racing for survival. From the very beginning, they were destined to be a lethal and dynamic combination.
 
When the sordid underbelly of Tinseltown hits Dani’s personal life and family, she has to use every ounce of strength and fearlessness she has. To get through the frightening maze of her precarious life, Dani has got to take chances: risks that will test her strength, will-power, and her family. The famous and infamous will test her and tempt her with undeniable sexual charms, extreme power and enormous wealth, and thrust her forcefully into the wild side of Tinseltown- where everybody has lethal secrets and ruthless ambition.
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/24dGKq
 
 
 
 
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Radical Rock Stars Box Set (Books 1-5)
Jenna Galicki
MMF and MF
750 pages
 
 
Pages and pages of music and debauchery fueled by hot rockers and tough chicks all wrapped up in a ton of heat and angst.
 
THE PRINCE OF PUNK ROCK (Book 1: a 2015 Bisexual Book Awards Finalist)
 
I love her, but I also love him.
She’s everything to me.
He sets my world on fire.
It’s our dirty little secret, and it’s about to blow our record deal sky high.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is our story.
 
BETWEEN A ROCK AND A HARD PLACE (Book 2)
 
She’s a rock goddess.
He’s a sex pistol.
I need them both, in my life and in my bed, and I’m not living without either one of them.
I’ll do whatever it takes, even if it costs me everything I’ve ever wanted.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is the continuation of our story.
 
 
 
PUNK ROCK RESURRECTION (Book 3)
 
My world was dark and filled with pain.
Loneliness gnawed at my soul.
I found solace in a bottle.
Music was my only refuge . . . until I met her.
She was a dark Gothic goddess in thigh-high leather boots.
She brought light into my life and showed me what it was like to be loved.
But could she handle the demons that haunted me . . . and the vices that kept them at bay?
 
This is Damien and Alyssa’s story.
Delve into the mind of Immortal Angel’s brooding, hardcore bassist with a troubled past.
 
 
 
ROCK STAR REDEMPTION (Book 4)
 
I live life in the fast lane.
My days and nights are a never-ending party of women, fast cars and alcohol.
I’m the one your father warned you about.
I have everything I ever wanted – except Audra Abelman.
She was always the good girl.
She was off limits.
I held out for almost a decade.
It’s time to set her inner bad girl free.
I’m Jimmy Wilder, and I’m going to claim the most sought after girl in the record industry.
 
Bonus Read: RADICAL RENDEZVOUS, an erotic short previously published as part of the International Best Seller PINK: Hot n’ Sexy For A Cure
 
PUNK ROCK-A-BYE BABY (Book 5)
 
She rocks my world.
He sets my soul on fire.
We’ve traveled down a bumpy road, but we’ve finally found the balance.
It’s time to bring a new little rock star into our lives.
I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock and this is the next chapter in our story.
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/AzyuSQu
 
 

 

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Hazel Darling: Sweetest Sister ~
(The Ladies of Pistol Fanny’s Book 1)
Annie Rose Welch
Contemporary Romance
170 pages
A pinch of a sordid past.
A dash of vices.
A heaping handful of sisters.
A bit of faith.
And a lot of baking.
Stir it all together somewhere new, somewhere like Carmel, California.
Hazel Little Darling is hoping this is a recipe for a new start. Hazel is banking on a life full of flour, sugar, butter, and fairy tales to make all her dreams come true. A life far removed from the one she had been living—a life of secrets with her infamous gang of sisters. She swears off excess food, drinks, pills, and, boys, all in hopes of living the “good life.”
California brings the mysterious Tobias Jameson, who seems to materialize in the still of the night. Their fated rendezvous under the stars is a short one, leaving Hazel to draw her own conclusions about what exactly transpired between two passing souls. After their meeting, Hazel’s sure that she’ll never again see the handsome man who seemed to understand her without truly knowing her. Tobias has other plans, though, and he fights for a place in Hazel’s life— something Hazel has never experienced before and that makes her trust him even less. So when Hazel’s history is brought to light, she’s not sure whether her past will steal her happily ever after, or become the foundation of her life’s greatest recipe.
Her sweetest remedy, or nothing but a bitter goodbye. 
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/7pzuLi
 
 
 
 

 

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Rosinanti (The Rosinanti Series Book 1)
Kevin J. Kessler
Fantasy
239 pages
 
The Rosinanti Dragons are no more. Since their extinction nearly one thousand years ago these primal powerhouses have fallen into the obscurity of history’s forgotten lore. In that time, humans have come to dominate the world of Terra, peacefully ignorant to one horrifying truth: ancient evil stirs around them, waiting to reclaim its lost world. 
 
For Valentean Burai, animus warrior of the kingdom of Kackritta, the details surrounding humanity’s victory over the Rosinanti are more than just a history lesson. The long-buried mysteries of this archaic conflict may hold the answers that he has so desperately sought regarding his own past. 
 
As the awful truth of the Rosinanti’s supposed demise comes to light, Valentean must stand together with Seraphina, a magically gifted princess, to embark upon a mission to maintain order and light throughout Terra. Only together can these two lifelong friends face down the resurgence of the Rosinanti legacy, and combat the greatest threat their world has ever known.
 
 
Amazon Universal Link: http://geni.us/vtKPGP
 
 

 

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Captive (A New Life Book 1)
Samantha Jacobey
Romantic Suspense
277 pages
 
 
 
A New Life Series is an epic adventure. TORI FARRELL’s life IS one wild story… escaped from a biker gang and running from drug lords… used by the FBI and hoping to protect her present from her past… IT’S DARK – IT’S BRUTAL, and it’s WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF IT!! 
(Mature read, 18+ for graphic sexual content and violence, including rape)
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Whisper of Suffering (Dragon of Eriden Book 1)
Samantha Jacobey
Fantasy
268 pages
King Ziradon… Supreme Dragon of Eriden. He is overthrown; imprisoned in a stone fortress to watch as his kingdom is plundered by his once trusted adviser, Gwirwen.
 
Princess Kaliwyn… Dragoness and heir to the throne of Eriden. She is cursed to human form, stripped of her memory and cast out of the magical kingdom. But her dragon heart is strong, and it is her destiny to return and set right the grievances her people have suffered.
And so, the Dragon of Eriden begins…
Amicia Spicer led a simple life, until she discovered it had all been a lie…
On her deathbed, Arely Spicer confessed to her only daughter that she had been found by, not born to her mother and father. Sad news to be certain, the idea of having a family of flesh and blood waiting to be reunited sent the young, independent woman on the adventure of a lifetime. Little did she know, a dragon’s heart beat within her chest and her journey would be more perilous than she could have imagined…
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Summers’ Deceit (Hunters Trilogy Book 1)
Sara J. Bernhardt
YA Mystery
249 pages
Jane Callahan is a reclusive, seventeen-year-old high school student dealing with the death of her beloved brother. Her home in Southern California with her mother is a constant reminder of her loss and pain. In hopes of escaping her past she moves to North Bend Oregon to live with her father, where she meets a beautiful boy named Aidan Summers. 
 
Jane is intrigued by his looks as well as his unusual ways of attempting to get her attention. After months of uncommon conversation and frustration, an uncertain romance brews between Jane and Aidan, but Aidan has a ghastly secret that could destroy everything.

 

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Ragan’s Song (Fairfield Corners Book 2)
L.A. Remenicky
Paranormal Romance
207 pages

 

It only took one look into his eyes for her to know she was in trouble again.
 
Ragan returned home to celebrate her parent’s anniversary hoping they would forgive her the secrets she’s kept from them over the last few years. When she discovered that Adam was still living in Fairfield Corners she hoped her secrets were safe, secrets that drove her away three years, secrets that could change both their lives forever.
 
Adam Bricklin was devastated from Ragan Newlin left town. No note, no email, no text. She was just gone. It has taken three years for Adam to finally move past the heartbreak he suffered when Ragan left town. Now he’s moved on and everything was going well until the day Ragan returned to Fairfield Corners. Now the melody that he lost all those years ago is back. It’s the same tune he heard that tells him right from wrong—the one that sang Ragan was the one.
 
Even separation can’t silence Adam and Ragan’s song, and now that she’s back it’s time for Adam to decide if he should let the song die or breathe life into it once again.
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A Sinister Vision: Know This Much Is True
(Sinister Series Book 2)
A. Nicky Hjort
Thriller
264 pages

 

Elise Phillips, a doctor in training, has successfully repressed her kidnapping five years prior. The only problem is…she has six and one half days to remember every terrible detail, or a total stranger will die. But to make matters even worse, in order to save this nameless woman, Elise will have to face something that scares her even more than death–intimacy.


 


Another paranormal romantic thriller, A Sinister Vision: Know This Much is True, the second of the Sinister Series, will take you even further over the edge of what you know to be possible and guide you right back out through the only way left…impossible.


 

 

Wake up. Open your eyes. Accept your assignment.

 

…The problem is not to find the answer–but to face it.
Know this much is true.
(MA18+ for graphic sexual and violent content)

 

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Winters of Alnora: Birth of the Dark Angel
(The Chronicles of Azulia Book 1)
Kevin J. Kessler
Dark Fantasy
131 pages

 

 
Alnora’s childhood was plagued with poverty, desperation, and unmentionable atrocities. That all changed on the day she encountered The Dark Angel, a sorcerer who is the living embodiment of the world’s darkness. 
After witnessing a display of her potential for the magical arts and the darkness within her heart, this shadowy figure offers Alnora an opportunity, learn the ways of the dark arts and succeed him as the next Dark Angel. With a hunger for power and a quest to leave her traumatizing life behind, Alnora begins an apprenticeship that will change the course of her life. 
 
Emboldened by the awesome magic she gains through the teachings of The Dark Angel, this one-time beggar orphan embraces her destiny, harnessing the power of her hatred to strike back upon a world that defiled her innocence. 
 
Behold the account of four winters that shaped a traumatized young girl into the most powerful magical force to ever exist. A new Dark Angel shall be born in Azulia, and the heavens themselves will tremble at her feet.
 
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Dirty Old Man
R.A. Carter-Squire
Holiday
111 pages

 

 


Roy Corwin, a simple man, widower, retired. A long life lived with a purpose, but don’t ever call him a Dirty Old Man.


 


Roy loved Halloween. He treated it as the most special night of the year, next to Christmas Eve. Decorations, spooky stories, kids dressed as ghosts and goblins running from house to house collecting enough candy to satisfy any sweet tooth for a year. That’s what he thought until this year.

 

 

 

Roy, a decorated Vietnam veteran, lives alone in his childhood home in a neighborhood where the only other occupied house belongs to a drug lord.
Two foes united by differing memories of Halloween, a visit from a lost friend. Years, of savagery in the jungles of a foreign country, struggling with the loss of his wife, and living with the stigma of a slanderous dark story from his past, have pushed him to the brink on this All Hallows Eve. Roy is taking back his self-respect.

 

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Crescent Vendetta (Vendetta Series Book 1)
Desiree L. Scott
Paranormal Romance
240 pages
 

 

 


 


Wolf-shifter Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting ring is just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession.


 

 

Travis Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar fate, wakes up to find his life is about to be irreparably changed by the fierce she-wolf in the next cage. Can they put aside old rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive and escape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and betrayals waiting for them on the outside?

 

Rated MA18+ for adult content.
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The Binding (Unexpected Magic Book 1)
Samantha Jacobey
Paranormal Romance
213 pages
One cursed diary will change two strangers forever…
Merideth Monroe was born to a wealthy politician; luxury was her middle name. The happiest childhood, the finest schools, and landing her dream career; her future couldn’t have been brighter. She didn’t care that her mother wanted a different path for her; but when her mother is murdered and she appears to be next, nothing in her flawless life will matter.
Rider Bradshaw lived a carefree existence. Ex-military, he only wanted out of his family’s shaded history and chose to leave the sins of their past behind. However, when a girl he’s never heard of is placed in his charge by his father, protecting her becomes his obsession and keeping her safe his only reality.
Can Meri and Rider use her mother’s old book to figure out why someone is after them? Or will the guilty party succeed, ripping the tome away before killing them and then slithering back into the darkness…
 
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Until Tomorrow (Dangerous Secrets,
a Romantic Suspense series Book 2)
RM Alexander
Romantic Suspense
194 pages
When everything is taken from you, all you have left is what comes next…
 
The perfect career became the perfect nightmare. Now the only solution is for Colton Paine to leave his life behind to enter the Witness Security Program. Though he has many regrets, abandoning Savana Wyler, just as she’s entering remission from cancer—and before he has a chance to tell her he loves her—rips his heart out. But Colton will do whatever it takes to protect her, even leave forever.
 
Relocated to a tiny northern Washington tourist town, Colton fights to regain his footing in a new life constructed of lies. Haunted by thoughts of Savana, he breaks the rules and keeps track of her. When the same people who want him dead appear on Savana’s news broadcasts, it becomes clear leaving wasn’t the answer.
 
Convinced Savana is left unprotected, Colton abandons WitSec in a desperate attempt to save her. But did his impetuous actions endanger them both?
 
Tomorrow was never more uncertain.
 
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Christmas Candy (Sweet Christmas Series Book 1)Samantha JacobeyHoliday Romance213 pages

 
Life isn’t always sweet, even for girls called Candy.
 
Candice Parker’s life has never been easy. Plagued by losses and setbacks, each day is a struggle for the petite brunette and her young son. When fireman Gary enters her world, he is one mistake she refuses to make; but after tragedy strikes, she may not have a choice.
Gerald Ford has never been what anyone would call settled. Always keeping things simple, he lived a fast and furious lifestyle, with no intentions of slowing down. However, when he inherits his family’s ancestral mansion on his thirtieth birthday, he considers the possibility that it’s time for a change. Could this complicated young woman be his Christmas Candy?
 
 
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Matter of Choice (The Dreams Series Book 1)
RM Alexander
Romantic Suspense
226 pages
 
Some promises can’t be kept.
 
Shannon Winters’ picture perfect marriage is in shambles after a car accident left her husband an amnesiac. The commitment to vows he doesn’t remember making keeps her fighting while covering up the parade of other women and a spectacle of bad behavior. Her career as owner and manager at a successful boutique hotel alongside the Hudson River is a refuge, but, at thirty-seven years old, what she craves is the bond to be repaired.
Even twenty years after high school, Triston Keyes continues to be haunted by memories of the girl he’d lost, the only woman he’s ever loved. When he meets Shannon during a vacation, Triston finally has the chance to apologize. It’s the only hope he has if he ever wants to fall in love with anyone else.
Sparks rekindle between them, and Shannon struggles to find a reason to stay true to a broken marriage which is quickly crumbling as she gravitates towards the forgotten love.
Until her husband pleas for her to come back.
But when the depth of betrayal is revealed, Shannon must choose her vows-and her beloved hotel-or remain true to her heart; while Triston must fight to keep the past from catching up to his future.
Both know nothing is a matter of luck, but a matter of choice …
 
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Arresting Mason (Arresting Onyx Book 1)
Amber Daulton
Romantic Suspense
219 pages
 
 
Once you’re in a prison gang, you’re in it for life. That’s what Mason Harding thought until the boss accepted his resignation. After the State releases him on parole, a sexy divorcée behind the wheel of a car almost ends his life quicker than a shank. His chance encounter with Mia Eddison results in a night of passion, but her brother—his parole officer—catches them together and doesn’t approve.
 
Mia falls hard for the cocky ex-con, but not because of his chiseled body. She vows to break through his walls and discover his secrets, but never expects those secrets to threaten her life.
 
When members of an organized crime ring kidnap Mia to force Mason’s return to the gang, he goes up against an old friend to save the woman he loves. Will his sacrifice be enough or will everything fall apart in a blaze of gunfire?
(Limited Time Only – just .99 cents from November 16-29)
 
 
 
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BULLETPROOF, Bulletproof Book 4
Jenna Galicki
M/M Rockstar Romance
441 pages

 

 


Two wild, out-of-control rock stars. One at the top of his career living the high life and enamored by the glitz and the glam. The other, just starting out and too sensitive for the rough-and-tumble world of a rock star, swallowed up by the pressures of newfound fame. Their lives collide with a series of highs and lows as secret issues of depression and anxiety come to light. They struggle and persevere, and find that they’re just what the other needs.


 


Derek MacAlister, the wild one. Known for dancing on table tops, partying too hard, and possessing a never-ending thirst for excitement. With his bandmates now settled in committed relationships, he’s the last man standing. The only problem is that he wants to party all night long, but his best friends are content to stay at home. Enter Travis Fontana, a bad boy with a reputation for trouble, and Derek has his partner in crime.

 

 

 

Travis Fontana just scored the gig of a lifetime opening for the nation’s top heavy metal band. He’s a rebel who thrives on pushing the limits of a good time, and Bulletproof’s sexy long-haired guitarist, Derek MacAlister, is right by his side to share the fun. Together, they’re double trouble.
But all is not as it seems. Underneath the painted-on smile and carefree exterior that Travis shows the world lies a tortured soul with a dark past. Little by little, Travis lets Derek see a side of him that no one else knows. Derek, unused to the unfiltered raw honesty that Travis shares, finds that he wants to take care of this troubled, vulnerable man, and turns out to be Travis’ rock in times of crisis.
When the pressures of newfound fame begin to overwhelm Travis, he quickly starts to unravel. Pushed to the breaking point, it becomes clear that even Derek can’t save him. Travis needs to save himself.
 
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Thanksgiving Preparations :)

Every year I tend to go all out on preparing for our holiday meals. I usually make way too much food and then regret eating it all! There is always so much great food and I am a sucker for great food. This year we are traveling to Thanksgiving and we don’t have to host, YAY! So instead of making a ton of stuff I only have to make a dessert. Well I ended up making several desserts, that’s just who I am lol!

Anyone else love the baking preparations for holidays??? I take this time as a learning experience for my kids and I pass down the cooking/baking knowledge that has been in my family for generations. My mom and grandma passed on their love of the kitchen to me and I hope that my kids will eventually pass it down to their kids. It is the best bonding time and you get yummy food from your time spent!

This year we were in charge of a pumpkin pie and instead of going easy, we used our jack-o-lantern pumpkins we had gotten from the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago (not carved ones). It was a learning experience for us all! But it was so much fun and the final product was amazing (according to everyone else, I hate pumpkin pie). We made the crust from scratch and it turned out great! A win for all of us. 🙂

 

After we finished with the pumpkin we moved on to my favorite, the apple pie! It is seriously where it’s at people, it was so hard for me to not dive into it right after I pulled it from the oven! It smelled amazing and tasted great! Then of course you can’t have a family get-together without sugar cookies and monster cookies. The kids love to make and eat them!

 

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Ready to get in the oven!

What is on your list of must-have foods for Thanksgiving??

What is Your Thanksgiving Day Traditions?

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TURKEY DAY IS ALMOST HERE!! 🙂

 

Most every year we host all of the holidays. We have a giant house with a giant fenced in yard which is great for all of the kiddos. We lucked out this year and we are not hosting Thanksgiving or Christmas! Yay!!! 🙂

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is getting together with our families and reminiscing on days gone by. I love that we can just all get together and spend the entire day eating and laughing. It is a super fun day! We usually use this day to also put our Christmas tree up. I know it’s a tad early, but it has been my family’s tradition for as long as I can remember. This year we put ours up even earlier….oops! 😉 You’ll find out why in a future post! 🙂

My favorite food from Thanksgiving is the HAM!!! I am not a fan of turkey and every single turkey I have ever eaten is super dry and gross. I also hate pumpkin pie! Why? I’m not sure, I have never enjoyed the taste of it lol! I know, its un-American! 😉 Growing up the parade was always a favorite but we rarely watch it anymore.

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What are your favorite parts of Thanksgiving Day? Your favorite foods? I would love to know!