Monday, February 29, 2016

It's Monday What Are You Reading?

Its Monday, What are You Reading is hosted by Book Date:http://bookdate.blogspot.com/2016/02/leap-year-its-monday-what-are-you.html


Finished last week: The Marauders by Tom Cooper-excellent adventure!! My 3rd 5 cans of Pepsi book of the year! This went for my Reading USA Challenge!! (1/50)

Currently reading: The Reckless Traveler by Walter Rhein, I received this book by the author in an exchange for an honest review. 
I am also reading A Scottish Love by Karen Ranney for my Read Scotland Challenge.

I don't do ebooks (if I can help it) or audiobooks.  I just prefer holding a book.
I have all my tour posts scheduled for this week, I have 2 on Tuesday!! 
And Thursday is my Coloring Corner weekly meme that you can share your coloring pics, items etc. Finally got the linky on there so it's easier to join!!
I received these two books in the mail this week:
and what I was sent from the author and am currently reading:
And that is what I am reading, What Are you  reading?

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #10

Hosted by Tynga's Reviews:
Here's what I got this week:

I don't know where this one came from, but its a nice big book, and I enjoy Christopher Pike's books-so thank you!! (whomever)
I found this at the Dollar General:
This will be my first book of hers!! Was thrilled to find this one.
And a new coloring book:
Thats the last one for awhile til I get more done.
I finally got my linky into my Coloring Corner meme-where you can share your coloring items,pics etc every Thursday.
I have changed my Wishlist Winning Wed. -see post:Blog News-1.
Got 2 tours done this week as well as 1 review:
The Marauders by Tom Cooper-which went towards my Reading USA Challenge.
I won a $10 Amazon GC from Romancing the Book contest, a Celestial Seasonings keepsakes tin,and another book!
I have all my tour posts scheduled for next week done.
I still have prize winners packages to mail out, 4 to be exact.

Have a great Etsy Handmade with Love Swap, which I am hoping to get something this time. My first swap, I didn't receive anything...sigh.  Plus I have a fabulous prize package for an upcoming Irish giveaway hop!!
I earned a $5 Amazon GC from Receipt Hog-my favorite app-so easy to use!!
And thats all for this week.  I am currently reading A Scottish Love by Karen Ranney-for my Read Scotland Challenge.
What's on Your Bookshelf?
Just got this in the mail today from the author-I can't wait to start this-tonight after work-so let me thank Mr. Walter Rhein, for giving me the opportunity to review your book!!
This looks terrific!! Even boyfriend might read it...LOL

COVER REVEAL!-Untangling The Stars by Alyse Miller

COVER REVEAL
Untangling the Stars

Book Title: Untangling the Stars 
Author: Alyse Miller 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: May 23, 2016 
Publisher: InkSpell 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

book blurb
Even a bad romance can have a happy ending.

Staying true to her own character has never been a problem for Dr. Alessandra Foxglove. Andie has devoted herself to teaching others, and – not to toot her own horn – she’s damned good at it, too. A beloved college professor and engaged social activist, Andie has her heart – and both her hands – full.

So when celebrity bad boy Guy Wilder wanders into her classroom one day by accident, Andie doesn’t think much of it at first. There are guest speakers at the university on a daily basis – although none as devilishly handsome as primetime’s favorite preternatural lady-killer with lightning bolt blue eyes, Silas Dove. But when he shows up again the next day after a capricious goodbye, Andie begins to see that there’s more going on behind the scenes with this brooding, bad boy star. And even though she’s built a career on analyzing the human reaction to Hollywood’s most sexy and dangerous characters, she can’t help herself from falling under the very same spell she preaches against. Besides, with cheekbones like that, she couldn’t say no if she tried.

excerpt

He pulled his lips away from hers, letting the kiss trail off in a series of smaller kisses on the edge of her mouth, her chin, her jaw. Mouth still open, he tipped his forehead against hers, hiding his face behind a curtain of hair.
“It’s late.” His voice cracked under the strain of his need, but anxiety crept back into the set of his jaw. “I should go.”
Andie tried to see through the locks of fallen hair and decode the man underneath. He was a tricky one, this enigma wrapped in a riddle. If she knew what was best for her, she’d let him go. Somewhere in the back of her mind, she knew this could never work—this romance between a regular girl and a man from the headlines. Those relationships never worked, in or out of the movies. It was hot and heavy and then boom, someone’s arguing pre-nup semantics in annulment court while the rest of the world reads along. Andie thought about all of those gloomy—and very probable—scenarios and made her decision.
“Stay.”
Guy didn’t move, but he did look up at her. She looked back at him, unyielding and unashamed. She knew what asking him to stay meant, and she wanted him to stay. Please stay.
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meet the author

Alyse Miller is a contemporary women's fiction author with a penchant for romantic and speculative twists. While she writes comfortably across several genres, Alyse especially enjoys writing for a new adult audience and exploring the emotions of romance and the growth of the human spirit as it transitions from adolescence into adulthood.

She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women's Fiction Writer's Association, and the Author's Guild. Alyse is currently represented by InkSpell Publishing.

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Friday, February 26, 2016

BLOG NEWS-1

I have some news/things I wish to share so I thought I would just put it all in one post. (Smart huh?LOL).
Ok. I am changing my WISHLIST WINNING WEDNESDAY to once a month so I am also changing the title as I cannot afford to do this right now, am hoping to get back to it later this year. SO beginning March 1st it will be a MONTHLY meme-instead of every Wed. And the new title is WIN A WISHLIST BOOK. It will also be easier coming up with themes, too. 
Speaking of winning: I won 2 books this week PLUS  Celestial Seasonings collectible keepsake tin!! I am soo excited about that!!
And finally, am very excited to be taking part in the Etsy Handmade Love Swap hosted by Chaotic Goddess Swap!!
Handmade Love Etsy Swap

And I got 1 review done this week that went for my USA reading Challenge!! 
Also You can link up on my Coloring Corner meme-that will remain weekly- and am hoping you will join in!
Also check out the weather pics I took from outside my work on Wednesday:
These were taken 1 hour apart!!
Have a great day and thanks for reading!!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Book Review-The Marauders by Tom Cooper

This is one heck of a great adventure type novel that is completely engrossing. It takes place in the great state of Louisiana and how well it is described in this book makes you feel like you are right there-seeing what is written, smelling the smells, tasting the red beans and rice, I felt like I was right beside the author!!

A short intro to this wonderfully well written book. 
It starts with the Trench men who are shrimpers, and they go out in their little boat to catch shrimp for money. They get paid for their hauls and go home. Father and son team here, they lost the mom in the Hurricane.
Lindquist-is quite a character that regardless of his problems you can't help admiring him for (if nothing else) his tenacity and persistance in treasure hunting.
The Toup Brothers-you just don't like, it is obvious why.
Grimes- Someone I didn't care too much for, however he was integral to the story.
There are more characters that add to this terrific plot that just builds and leads you on quite an adventure in a Tom Sawyer type-more modern of course, but it reminded me of good ole Tom on several occasions!!
All of these characters interact at some point, and the story just keeps getting better!! I am very thrilled that I got to read this and very happy to do this review.
My 3rd 5 Cans of Pepsi book of the year!!
I am/willl also leave reviews on goodreads and Amazon.

5 cans of 

I received this from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review.

The Best Basic Blogger: Coloring Corner #2

The Best Basic Blogger: Coloring Corner #2: This is my new weekly meme where we can share our coloring items, whether its a new coloring book or sharing your pictures, link up here a...

Coloring Corner #2



This is my new weekly meme where we can share our coloring items, whether its a new coloring book or sharing your pictures, link up here and visit others who have joined in!!
Here is my coloring items/pics/books for this week!!


And here is the photo of a pic I finished this week!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wordless Wednesday _1

Behind My Workplace!

Link up here:http://wordlesswednesday.blogspot.com/

Wishlist Winning Wednesday-HOUSE theme

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Wishlist Winning Wednesday is my weekly meme where one winner wins a book from her wishlist that goes with the theme for that week. 
This week's theme is House- book must have a picture of a House on  the cover or in the title.
No comments posted after midnight will be accepted, winner is notified Thursday morning.I would really appreciate it if you would share this!

NOTE: I am ordering these books for the winners, and sometimes it takes longer than I plan, however ALL PRIZES will be sent. (also I sometimes get behind,though I have all orders in for my Wishlist Winners-2 books are on order as I write this). These are things I cannot help and do hope you understand. Thank you for reading and entering.
This is open internationally.
EXAMPLE-YOU WILL NOT WIN THIS.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

AUTHOR NEWS #4





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AUTHOR NEWS #4
This weeks edition of news from several authors. I write this post freely and am not compensated in any form. All opinions are my own.

Carly Phillips has 
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out now!! Also here is a freebie:
http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Surrender-NY-Dares-Book-ebook/dp/B00IRKQ08Q/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1456273427&sr=1-5&keywords=dare+to+love+kindle+world

Product Details


Steena Holmes has a sweet recipe:
Old Fashioned Pound Cake - Reader Recipe
 
Author: Reader - Cathy Contino
Recipe type: cake
Ingredients
  • For the Cake:
  • 1 lb of butter
  • 3 C sugar
  • 10 eggs
  • 4 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla or other flavoring
  • greased and floured tube pan
  • For the Icing:
  • ½ stick of butter
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 oz Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 10X sugar maybe half a box (until desired consistency)
Directions
  1. For the Cake:
  2. Have butter and eggs at room temperature. Cream butter well. Add sugar gradually, and cream together. Add eggs one at a time. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add gradually to mixture. Add vanilla/ Cook in preheated 300 ° for 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. Try sticking knife in at 1 hour 20 minutes if it comes out clean its done, if not continue another 10 minutes.
  4. For the Icing:
  5. Cream together, butter, cream cheese and vanilla until completely blended.
  6. Add 10 x sugar until desired consistency.
  7. Spread on thin



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One of her books :

Product Detailshttp://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Memories-sweet-love-story-ebook/dp/B00EZU9I4A/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456273969&sr=1-1&keywords=steena+holmes  Free on Kindle!

Katie French has this for .99c


http://www.amazon.com/Breeders-Young-Adult-Dystopian-Romance-ebook/dp/B008RH5MFQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1454688632&sr=1-5&linkCode=sl1&tag=katfreboo-20&linkId=cb46936546b18709ec9c0728ebe17baa   Good til Friday!!
Sky Purington has new release 2/23:


Visit her website-it is stunning!! http://www.skypurington.com/main.html

I just downloaded a whole collection of teasers from Sky's site, and read the first one-WOW-Hot, Adult content.

Theresa DaLayne  has this beautiful book:




Cat Johnson has this read out now:
Midnight Heat (Midnight Cowboys #3) by Cat Johnson
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00Y6RB2FU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=sl1&tag=catnews-20&linkId=2c10989efad11812c655543f801aa9f7

Gena Showalter has Firstlife out now (in case you somehow missed the news...LOL)


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0373211570/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0373211570&linkCode=as2&tag=genashow-20&linkId=25GUIZYAUFR4MJGI

Jaci Wheeler has a new release and free read:


This looks excellent.
http://jaciwheeler.us12.list-manage.com/track/click? u=56fc06590168e72482ff93014&id=cca4afeeb2&e=518398d60e For the free read.

Shari Lambert has contest on goodreads for her book-Borrowed Magic
Borrowed Magic by Shari Lambert

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/174708-borrowed-magic
Ends 2/27

Susan Kaye Quinn has Delirium for free-when you sign up for newsletter here: http://www.susankayequinn.com/














That is all my author news for this week- I did this a bit early as some things end on Friday/Sat. Hope you enjoyed the news!!





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