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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Armband Red Star Tec AB701 Iphone 5 Sports Armband Review and Sale Coupon Code For Our Readers!!

The armband has been designed specifically designed for the iphone and ipod 5 models, the phone holder does not hold the the phone + phone cases.  Although slim cases usually can accommodate.

Made from Neoprene the armband is soft and comfortable, does not scratch against skin or slip down the arm. Unisex and can also hold the iphone 4 models.   Oh my gosh, this is  a life saver to any one who is sick of holding their phones and who don't want to set them down. Too many times I have heard about people leaving them on tables or anywhere and just walk away forgetting all about them.

It is very easy to take on and off with one hand because it is all Velcro.

I would loike to thank Red Star Tec for providing our readers with  this coupon code NPVJYQTT  . It will take $3.97 off of the regular $14.97 purchase price. These make wonderful gifts at Christmas or any other time . I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Display-Sheet Makeup Bag Review

My review,
This is one of the coolest bags I have ever used!
This drawstring bag with display sheet makes it easy to find what you're looking for. Open the bag, pull out the loose end of the display sheet, and pour the bag's contents onto it so you can look through them. When you've found what you need, just lift the display sheet and slide the rest of the items back into the bag!

Sleek, durable nylon fabric makes this a great storage device for any range of small items that might be otherwise difficult to organize!

It is so nice to be able to run out the door with all of the things you may need and not be embarrassed by carrying an ugly bag. I really liked how easy it was to open and close.  These are some of the ways it can be used, there are lots more!  It is also good that it is nylon to help with the weather.  I happily recommend thid to anyone who travels or just is going out for the day or evening. I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers

Winter Wolf by R. J. Blain Witch & Wolf Book 2 Book Blast and Giveaway

  Winter WolfWinter Wolf (Witch & Wolf Book 2) by R.J. Blain The Hunted Wizard When Nicole dabbled in the occult, she lost it all: Her voice, her family, and her name. Now on the run from the Inquisition, she must prove to herself—and the world—that not all wizards are too dangerous to let live. The savage murder of a bookstore employee throws Nicole into the middle of Inquisition business, like it or not. Driven by her inability to save the young man’s life, she decides to hunt the killer on her own. Using forbidden magic to investigate the past, she learns that the murderer is in fact a disease that could kill the entire werewolf race. Forced to choose between saving lives and preserving her own, Nicole embraces the magic that sent her into exile. Without werewolves, the power of the Inquisition would dwindle, and she could live without being hunted. Nicole’s only hope for success lies in the hands of the werewolves she hates and the Inquisition she fears, but finding someone to trust is only the beginning of her problems. There are those who want to ensure that the werewolves go extinct and that the Inquisition falls. But, if she fails to find a cure, her family—including her twin sister—will perish…  
Excerpt Almost everyone in the store had a phone. Dormant devices, from reading lights to mobile chargers, littered the tables. One woman, browsing books nearby, had four battery-powered devices in her purse. One was a phone, and like mine, it hungered. Its need was strong; its battery waned to the point of failure. If I wanted, I could charge it for her. No one would notice if I did. Maybe the woman would wonder how her phone hadn’t died before she got home. It only had a few minutes left. It’d take me all of ten seconds to fix it for her. If I did, I wouldn’t be so aware of it. But to do so, I’d have to touch her—or her phone. Some things I could manipulate without having a direct conduit, but cell phone batteries were tricky, greedy things. I cringed a little, setting the thriller book down. I picked up the next nearest title. I flipped it over, not reading the text on the back. Did I dare? Out of the corner of my eye, I watched the woman browsing through the books. All it would take was a few seconds. I could charge it without her noticing. That was one thing I was actually good at. I put the novel I held down and wandered to the same table, careful not to look at her. Book by book, I investigated the titles, circling to where she stood. “You’re Nicole Thomas, aren’t you? The actress. You’re her.” My quarry appraised me with a pleased expression. People normally recognized the mainliners, people with beautiful faces and voices to match, people who didn’t avoid crowds. In short, people other than me. I met her gaze, abandoning my perusal of novels. “I am,” I replied, wincing a little at the sandpaper-rough quality of my voice. At least I hadn’t been reduced to a whisper—yet. My fatal flaw was my rough, grating voice. Chronic laryngitis did that to a person. It ruined careers, as it had mine, though I hadn’t quite given up on being an actress. I’d already lost the ability to sing. I wasn’t going to let a stupid disease take everything away from me. The woman smiled, not seeming to mind talking to someone who sounded more like a zombie than a human. “You’re taller than I expected. It’s a pleasure to meet you.” She thrust out her hand. We shook. I left her phone alone. “They keep putting me next to giants,” I quipped. It was true. When I did manage to get on the silver screen, I worked alongside actors easily a foot-and-a-half taller than me. “It’s a pleasure to meet you too.” I matched her smile. She didn’t tell me her name, and I didn’t ask for it. It took all of my will not to fiddle with her phone. All it would take was a murmured word and a thought, and it’d be done. It would have been easy to charge the battery when our hands had been clasped together, but I hadn’t dared. If, sometime later, she noticed her phone had magically been charged—literally—she might remember me. She knew my name. And in true cowardice, I couldn’t bring myself to help her. If she connected the strange behavior of her phone with me, she might tell someone. If she did, I’d be as good as dead—or worse. I had dabbled in the occult, and the occult had dabbled back, and there were those who didn’t like when that happened. The last thing I needed was them finding me.

Excerpt I slammed my car’s door, spun on a heel, and swore I would have a perfectly normal visit to the mall. All I needed was one little book. Even I could walk into a bookstore, pick up a novel, and leave without causing any trouble. This time, I wouldn’t blow out the lights. There wouldn’t be a single power surge. I wouldn’t turn on every unplugged device in the electronics store on my way across the mall. In the ten minutes it would take me to get in and out, the only thing anyone would notice about me was the fact that I wore a high-collared sweater in late summer. I had a mission, and I would complete it without fail. The novel my agent insisted I read would be mine. For a long moment, I considered turning around and getting back into my car. Dominic would forgive me if I didn’t start reading the book until tomorrow. I could call in a favor and ask someone to pick up a copy for me. Then I definitely wouldn’t run any risk of blowing anything up. If I had been smart, I would’ve just ordered the damned thing on the internet, but I had waited too long. Fishing my cell out of my pocket, I unlocked the screen with a swipe of my finger. The charging icon mocked me. Despite running every battery-draining app I could find, the battery held a full charge. I opened another app, a devilish program capable of killing the battery in ten minutes. It wouldn’t, not with me around, but if I was too busy keeping my phone topped up, maybe my mall shopping trip would prove to be mundane. I shook my head, laughing at my foolishness. No one would notice my phone. No one would notice me for more than a second. They’d notice my clothes, and then they’d file me away as yet another weirdo wearing something strange to catch attention. L.A. was full of people like that. I had no reason to worry. Even if I managed to embarrass myself yet again by losing control of my powers, no one would know I was the cause of unplugged electronics turning on or unusual power surges. Straightening my shoulders, I fixed my eyes on the line of glass doors and marched my way across the parking lot. In and out. No blown lights. No power surges. No feeding power to unplugged electrical devices. No charging batteries for strangers. I was in control, and I would charge only my phone. Making my way to the entry, I paused long enough to hold the door for a little old lady who insisted on making her way through the regular doors despite her walker. I couldn’t blame her. If I lived to be her age, I wouldn’t want to rely on automatic doors either. She thanked me with a pat on the arm. Flashing her my best smile, I slipped inside. Nothing happened. Perfect. I could handle ten minutes in the crowded corridors. Maybe if I told myself that enough times, I’d believe it. Author RJ BlainAuthor R.J. Blain RJ Blain suffers from a Moleskine journal obsession, a pen fixation, and a terrible tendency to pun without warning. When she isn't playing pretend, she likes to think she's a cartographer and a sumi-e painter. In reality, she herds cats and a husband. She is currently on a quest for a new warrior fish. In her spare time, she daydreams about being a spy. Should that fail, her contingency plan involves tying her best of enemies to spinning wheels and quoting James Bond villains until she is satisfied. Favorite Books & Series In no particular order: Anne McCaffrey's Pern Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar & Gryphon Series Jim Butcher's Codex Alera & The Dresden Files Brandon Sanderson's Elantris Patricia Briggs' Alpha and Omega, Dragon Bones, & The Mercy Thompson series Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Bleaklisted Books by David M. Brown and Donna Brown Teaser Tour and Giveaway

Today I'm excited to share the teaser tour for The Bleaklisted Books by David M. Brown and Donna Brown. This is humorous non-fiction for every cat and animal lover. The Bleaklisted Books releases December 1st!

My mini-irons,
I urge you to embrace the goose-spell of Animal Farm and you will find sanctuary when our difficult war is over. I will add, of course, that given that conquering the world means a long, long, long, long, long war, I will permit you to read another book every now and again.

Just remember which books are bleak-listed; e.g. Barry Potterer, 100 Years of Silly Tudor, Prude and Perjury, The Hungary Olympic Games, The Chronicles of Nerdia and Of Mike and Ben.

In the meantime, here is a list of books I have vetted and will reconsider for approval if the appro... apprap... proper changes are made. Read this manyule carefully mini-irons.

Your Cat-tain
Charlie Brown

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What happens?

Some spy is told to carry out an assignment in East Germany to uncover a double agent but he falls for someone prior to this and love ultimately messes the operation up.

Reason for bleaklisting?

Proper spies don’t fall in love. Wimps they are!

What should have happened?

Eric is sent on an exclusive mission into East Germany to assassinate a double agent. Before setting off he is approached by an air stewardess named Fiz who fancies him but he turns her down. She does warn him that it’s cold in East Germany and gives him some cough syrup.

Suspicious of the bottle labelled poison with a skull on it, Eric tosses the syrup and completes his mission. When he returns home to England he has a runny nose and is coughing a lot. Fiz realises he has seen through the poison expertly disguised as cough syrup and she runs away. She is shot and killed by a traffic warden who believes her car is parked on double yellow lines. Eric ends the novel by nipping to the pharmacy for some genuine cough syrup.

Special instruction

Make available at MI5, MI6, CIA, B&Q and M&S and rename The Spy Who Came Home with a Cold.

Mr B compares the stories

Dear me, Charlie, I thought you’d like John le Carré’s 1963 Cold War Novel. The Spy Who Came in From the Cold does deal with Communist East Germany where Alec Leamas is sent, under the pretence that he is defecting, and with the intention of locating Mundt, suspected of being a double agent. Alec has a romance with Liz which ultimately throws a spanner in the works. There isn’t anything about cough syrup thankfully and as with Charlie’s other efforts, this one is likely to disappear into the ether. My apologies to Mr le Carré for this despicable alternative to his story.

About the Authors: 

Donna: Donna is a longtime book lover and sometime book reviewer and has devoured books from
an early age. She writes short (or long) stories as and when inspiration hits and is married to fantasy author David M. Brown (Fezariu's Epiphany, A World Apart). She was also co-contributor to David's book, Man vs Cat, a humorous look at life with six rambunctious rescue cats.

Donna has lived in many different areas of the UK over the last 30-something years but has remained in Yorkshire for the past decade. She ardently disputes the misnomer that 'It's grim up north'. You can find Donna on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Goodreads, or visit her and her husband's shared blog: B-Lines and Felines.

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David: David Brown could be considered a fantasy fanatic, especially since he has spent the last 10 years developing a 47,000-year history for his fictional world of Elenchera. When converting his obsession into literary form, David commits himself to a rigorous writing and editing process before his work can meet his approval. Combined with the critical eye of his wife and a BA Hons in History and English, David's dedication leads him to his goal of inspiring readers through heartfelt stories and characters.

Although David is inspired primarily by fantasy fiction, he also finds his muse in the form of anime, world cinema, history, and biographies. His own books, Fezariu's Epiphany and A World Apart, combine aspects from worlds both old and new into compelling tales of a world not soon forgotten., David himself certainly does not lack a spirit of adventure; in fact, he left his job in 2007 in order to spend a month travelling. Second only to meeting and marrying his wife, David counts this as one of the most amazing experiences of his life.

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Friday, November 28, 2014

The Fortuitous by Pen Book Blast Cara Addison

Can their everyday life of sexy trysts and loving adventures be enough to overcome mistakes of the past?

Publication Date: November 25, 2014
Genre: Contemporary

After making an immediate connection in ‘Going the Distance’, Austin Campbell and Brett Tanner continue their lives together as they adjust to life as a sexy New York couple.

Having fallen madly in love with Brett, Austin balances her time between her writing, and the delicious romps with her fiercely loyal and equally adventurous lover.   Determined to focus on her writing, Austin experiences an accidental encounter that sets the two off on a journey of pain and healing. 

I’m the accidental author.

In so many ways, becoming a published author happened by chance.

For years, I’ve worked in the corporate world.  My degrees are in business.  Essentially, I’m a problem solver for corporations and government.  So, you can imagine how much of a shift it was for me to sit down and write fiction.

During the summer of 2013, I put pen to paper.  I let my sexy imagination loose and before I knew it I’d filled a more than a few pages.  The characters came to life and a story began to take shape.

And so began, the greatest chapter of my life.

Writing has been cathartic.  Becoming published has been exhilarating.

This journey isn’t over.  I continue to write, as time permits.  Another manuscript is in the works.

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We Had Fun Studying Rocks After We Went Mining For Them

Believe it or not these are some of the gorgeous rocks they dug up themselves.

There were quartz, all different colors, and arrow heads.

Here is Auntie Icky, (Deal Sharing Aunt) helping to look them up and see what kind they are.

That's me taking a picture with my new toy.

We have been having so much fun going on day trips and coming home to study what we got.

The kids really enjoyed this lesson.

What We Did On Thanksgiving Day

This is what we did yesterday, Thanksgiving. After we ate huge dinner some of us went outside to build a snowman with our first snow of the season. Then there were others like me who were too tired to go out and play.


They had soo much fun. We had a fantastic day .

Sissy made this is a class she went to. Mommy bought a kit for Bobo and their little cousin to make.  They came out so cute. On Wednesday Bobo and Sissy made a placemat for each person to use for dinner. They took so much care in making sure that they were themes that each person liked.  One Auntie got unicorns, another got butterflies, there were flowers, fire engines, dolphins, Scooby Doo, animals and more. We are all very lucky that we all like crafts and Mommy collected and bought stuff every time she saw them on sale.  Now, it's on to Christmas and those crafts.   Nana

My Dark Highlander Kilted Athletes Through Time Book 2 by Nancy Lee Badger Blog Tour

 My Dark Highlander

Kilted Athletes Through Time

Book 2

Nancy Lee Badger

Genre: Scottish Time Travel romance

Publisher: Nancy Lee Badger

Date of Publication: Nov. 1, 2014

ISBN: 9781502558558 (print)

ISBN: 9781310158292 (ebook)


Number of pages: 330

Word Count: 90,000

Cover Artist: Nancy Lee Badger

Book Description:

Plucked from her timeline, and stranded in 1603 Scotland, veterinarian Jenny Morgan is eager to get home before someone discovers her secret ability. Reading auras is a curse, and the rainbow of auras surrounding the villagers at the Highland festival is more than she can bear.

Aided by a powerful witch, she returns to New England. She will miss the North Sea, and the man who stole her heart during one dark night, but danger follows her home.

Laird Gavin Sinclair is pulled in too many directions; a missing brother, a murderous father, and a dark-eyed beauty he spent one sin-filled night protecting. When Jenny returns to the future with a witch and another man, danger follows her. Gavin must set aside his obligations, use his sorcery to follow her forward in time, and protect her.

Before returning home, jealousy and lust ravage his dark soul, but his heart lightens when Jenny helps him fight every evil.

Short Description:

Stranded in 1603 Scotland, veterinarian Jenny Morgan is eager to get home to New England. Hiding her ability to read auras, a powerful witch comes to her aid. All Jenny will miss is the man who stole her heart, one dark night. Laird Gavin Sinclair has a missing brother, a murderous father, and a dark-eyed beauty on his mind. When Jenny returns to a dangerous future, he sets aside his obligations and searches for her at the New England Highland Games. Jealousy and lust ravage his dark soul, until he and Jenny fight evil together.



Jenny’s thoughts returned to Gavin. She kicked Balfour’s sides, and the horse trotted down the narrow trail. A few beams of morning light penetrated the crown of gold, red, and yellow leaves, and she regretted that within a month, every leaf would turn brown and drop from the trees. Some dried leaves littered the trail, and she prayed the older Sinclair wasn’t near enough to hear them crunch beneath her horse’s hooves.

Rounding a corner, Gavin and his horse, Falcon, blocked their path. When she reined in Balfour, Jaden-Tog leaned to the side, and peeked around Jenny.

Gavin growled. “Ye found a companion, I see.”

He’s hurt. He fought against your father, so I could escape.”

Aye. Ye were nowhere to be found, young laird,” Jaden-Tog added, his tone low and accusatory.

Gavin’s aura morphed into a brilliant violet, like that of a humble man filled more with compassion, or gratitude, than anger. It was a much better look on him.

I was…never ye mind. If ye shall assist me, we shall capture my sire, and return him to Tulac Castle. Will ye help us?”

Jenny saw the hope in his eyes tinged with envy. Did he think the brownie was enjoying riding so close to her? “He needs medical help, so let’s find Dorcas, before you make any plans to kidnap anyone.”

Kidnap? Ye mean abduct, or capture, aye?”

Aye,” she mimicked. “Let’s go.”

About the Author:

Award-winning author Nancy Lee Badger loves chocolate-chip shortbread and wool plaids wrapped around the trim waist of a Scottish Highlander. Her stories tempt you with the clang of broadswords, and the sound of bagpipes in the air. After growing up in Huntington, New York, and raising two handsome sons in New Hampshire, she moved to North Carolina where she writes full-time. Nancy is a member of Romance Writers of America, Heart of Carolina Romance Writers, Fantasy-Futuristic & Paranormal Romance Writers, Triangle Area Freelancers, and the Celtic Heart Romance Writers.

Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/13ICHLq

My review;

Highlanders, & time travel are 2 of my favorite book themes. I just finished reading My Dark Highlander and I really enjoyed it.   I loved the storyline and  the main characters,  Jenny and Gavin. The author has written one of the best of my favorite kinds of novels.  These 2 characters and their actions are so well written that the reader feels as if they are right there with them. Jenny has the help of a witch to get back to her time period. Gavin has to follow, will they ever see each other again?  Will they ever have a future together?  I give this book a 5/5. I was given this book for the purpose of a review and all opinions are my own.

The Tears of the Rose by Jeffe Kennedy The Twelve Kingdoms

The Tears of the Rose

The Twelve Kingdoms

Book Two

Jeffe Kennedy

Paperback: 336 pages

Publisher: Kensington

Release Date: November 25, 2014

ISBN-10: 075829445X

ISBN-13: 978-0758294456


Book Description:

Three sisters. Motherless daughters of the high king.

The eldest is the warrior-woman heir; the middle child is shy and full of witchy intuition; and the youngest, Princess Amelia, she is as beautiful as the sun and just as generous.

Ami met her Prince Charming and went away to his castle on the stormy sea-cliffs—and that should have been her happily ever after. Instead, her husband lies dead and a war rages. Her middle sister has been taken into a demon land, turned into a stranger. The priests and her father are revealing secrets and telling lies. And a power is rising in Ami, too, a power she hardly recognizes, to wield her beauty as a weapon, and her charm as a tool to deceive…

Amelia has never had to be anything but good and sweet and kind and lovely. But the chess game for the Twelve Kingdoms has swept her up in it, and she must make a gambit of her own. Can the prettiest princess become a pawn—or a queen?

Available at Amazon

Available in ebook and paperback

Praise for The Twelve Kingdoms

Well-written and swooningly romantic.” —Library Journal, starred review

Will captivate you from beginning to end with a richly detailed fantasy world.” —RT Book Reviews

Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop

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Henge Le Fay Series Book One by Realm Lovejoy Blog Tour and Giveaway


Le Fay Series

Book One

Realm Lovejoy

Genre: YA Fantasy

Number of pages: 350

Word Count: 70,000

Cover Artist: Realm Lovejoy

Book Description:

We pull into the train station and step out of the car. Father takes my luggage. We walk to platform two. The cold bites down into the space between the collar of my coat and my neck, and I pull it around me tighter. Underneath my coat the weight of the Arthur’s Round badge over my chest reminds me where I’m going. A few days ago, a package from Camelot arrived. Along with a giant stack of contracts to sign, it contained several sets of the wardrobe I must wear every day: charcoal blazer, skirt, a dark red tie—the official Pendragon color—and a circular, golden brooch. The sun bounced off the edges of the brooch. The letter A in the center shone, and around the A were little designs of ivy and flowers. Last night, I held it in my hand until I went to bed and couldn’t stop staring at it. Every time I got my fingerprint on the surface, I would take it to the sink to wash it and make the badge sparkle like new again.

I’m really, really going to Camelot.

I take a breath and shiver. “I still can’t believe they picked me.”

Father, who is turned away from me, looks down the track, waiting for the train to come. “Maybe they can’t deny talent. At the end of the day, Camelot wants powerful people to join their forces. In their minds, it’s better you work for them than…” He trails off.

All that matters to me is that Camelot saw my potential. I smile as fire energy rushes through my veins. I take my hands out of my pockets and cup them both together. A glow appears between the spaces of my fingers—a small fire. Warmth spreads through my cold skin, slowly making its way into my freezing bones.

Next to me, a kid is holding on to his mother’s hand. He points at me and whispers to his mother, “Look, Mother. That girl is a fire user.” The mom ignores him.

Inspired by one of the greatest legends of all time…

Modern-day Camelot. Where knights no longer carry swords. Magic is dangerous. And those who seek control are not to be trusted.

Sixteen-year-old Morgan le Fay is a fire user. An ordinary girl with an extraordinary skill, she has the ability to create and command fire at will. Her dream is to become the Maven—the right hand of the future King Arthur. In the chance of a lifetime, Morgan is selected to join Arthur’s Round, an elite group of young magic users from which the new Maven will be chosen.

Along with the other fire, water, and wind users in Arthur’s Round, Morgan is rigorously trained and tested. The handsome Merlin, a brilliant water user, takes a particular interest in her. Is his friendship to be trusted, or is Merlin simply trying to win the position of Maven for himself? Among the many rivals Morgan faces is the current Maven, Mordred, who seems determined to see her fail.

But Morgan has a secret—years ago, her mother was executed for using fire magic, and Morgan’s desire for justice makes her more than ready to take on the challenge before her. Can she prevail in Camelot’s tests of survival and magic? Only time—and Morgan’s powerful fire—will tell.

Realm Lovejoy’s modern Arthurian series features one of literature’s most complicated and powerful female figures. Henge is the first book in the LE FAY series, and—like Morgan le Fay’s magic—it is sure to dazzle and amaze.

About the Author:

Realm Lovejoy is an American writer and an artist. She grew up in both Washington State and the Japanese Alps of Nagano, Japan.

Currently, she lives in Seattle and works as an artist in the video game industry.

CLAN is her first book. You can find out more about her and her book at www.realmlovejoy.com

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Life in a Rut Love Not Included by J. D. Hollyfield Holiday Book Sale


#‎99c = ‪#‎99pennies Have you been waiting to try out the Love Not Included Series? Here's your chance!

Having it all isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When Sarah Sullivan’s pe
rfect life blows up in front of her, she finds herself crawling back to the one place she never saw herself returning: Home. At thirty-one, Sarah had it all. Perfect job, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. When all that is taken away from her, she is left heartbroken and angry and desperate enough to let her life swallow her whole…for a while. Fending off love and the pursuit of happiness completely, Sarah vows to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. She creates a list of goals for herself—starting with a much needed shower—and constructs a plan to dig herself out of her rut. What she doesn’t plan for is meeting the arrogant new employee her parents have hired to work on an addition to their home. Enter Jack Calloway, the handsome, charming, lickable foreman with an insatiable effect on Sarah’s girly parts. Jack accepts the job, but gets more than he bargained for. Unable to ignore his racing hormones—and calm his temper—over the obnoxious woman who clouds his judgment, Jack pulls her in and steals her heart until she finally surrenders. But is he up for the challenge of picking up the pieces of Sarah’s broken heart? Can he carry her out of her rut?
And if you can't get enough...

There is only one thing in life that professional pastry Chef Priscilla Westcott values more than baking and wine, and that’s honesty. A quality she soon learns that her marriage lacks when her husband runs off with their next door neighbor. Divorced and alone, Priscilla is determined to make changes in her life. She decides to approach her new goals like one of her beloved recipes. Surely with a little time, a dash of patience, and measured planning she can whip herself—and her life—back into shape. However, when a new—and utterly delicious—neighbor takes up residence in the house that ruined her marriage, Priscilla fears that her careful world will fold faster than a deflated soufflé. Trent Walker knows what he wants and his sweet, sassy neighbor is at the top of the list. He’s certain that the chemistry between them would be explosive, but Priscilla fears that an affair with him, however hot, could be a recipe for disaster.

Gracie's Secret by Lorelie Rozzano Virtual Book Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway

Title: Gracies Secret
Author Name: Lorelie Rozzano

Author Bio: My name is Lorelie Rozzano and I'm a recovering addict. Seventeen years ago I took the most difficult walk of my life through the doors of a local treatment centre. I found in recovery, what Id been looking for in alcohol and drugs. Finally, my skin fit! I'm an author, mother, wife, grandmother, foster parent, sister, family counsellor and daughter. Growing up in an alcoholic home I understand first-hand, the importance of a healthy family. I began working at the Edgewood Treatment Centre for addiction in 1998 and have had the privilege of working with both patients and their families. I'm passionate about helping others whose lives like mine, have been affected by addiction. In the past few years I've created a blog, Jagged Little Edges living in a world of hope, and written three fiction books: Gracies Secret, Jagged Little Edges, and Jagged Little Lies. My hope is that the honesty found in my books and and on my blog, will help those dealing with unhealthy behaviours and addiction. After all, I truly believe if I can get clean, anyone can. I'm currently working on book three in the Jagged series

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10 Things Readers Would Be Surprised To Know About Me.

  1. I always wanted to be a Rock Star. I would spend hours singing into my hairbrush and memorizing the words. Trouble was I sounded better in the shower, than out of it!
  2. I don’t write my books. They write me. I have an idea about what I might write, but there are times I sit down at the computer and something completely different occurs.
  3. My characters are a culmination of all my experiences. They’re an impatient lot, and have been known to wake me from a sound sleep. My characters have a story to tell and they’ve been waiting a lifetime to share it with you.
  4. Although I write about tough topics, I am not depressed. I love life. I laugh often and I’m not ashamed of my past.
  5. I’m not impressed with money or titles. I am however, profoundly moved by courage and authenticity.
  6. My favorite piece of art in the entire world is a child’s drawing which reads “I love you Nana.”
  7. I learned that focusing solely on outward appearances is like icing an unbaked cake. As pretty as you make the icing, without a solid structure upon which it can stick, it’s still going to fall off.
  8. I like children and dogs better than most adults. Don’t get me wrong. I do like adults, but I find the honesty in children refreshing, and if you ever want to learn about unconditional love, get a dog!
  9. Seventeen years ago I used to talk about all the things I would one day do, from my barstool. With each pint the stories grew more grandiose. I would travel the world, drive a Porsche, live in a mansion and bask endlessly on a sun drenched beach. Trouble is it’s hard to do these things with a bar stool strapped to your butt. Getting clean and sober was better than any fantasy I’d ever imagined!
  10. I never saw myself as an author. I just had a lot of really profound experiences in which I learned a great deal from. I wanted to share this knowledge with others. My books aren’t created through pen and paper, but rather tears and laughter and above all else, a hopeful spirit and a great imagination.

Book Genre: Childrens Ficton
Publisher: Edgewood Publishing
Release Date: July 29, 2014

Book Description:

Meet Grace. At nine years old she has a big secret. Grace knows first-hand that life can be difficult. Her parents aren't very happy. Their arguing is giving her a stomach ache. She spends a lot of time alone, worrying. Are her parents problems her fault? Had she done something wrong? Grace pretends everything is fine, but it's not. She feels helpless and has learned that making things up is easier than telling the truth. One big question haunts her every day. Will her family ever be happy again?

This book is perfect for a child with a difficult home life. Divorce, addiction, mental health issues and more can cause children to feel alone, anxious and afraid. Gracie's Secret addresses this by showing kids they aren't alone, and that they can feel better. With a workbook section for kids to understand their own issues and a message that talking to a safe person will help, Gracie's story can help kids cope.


"Grace wished she could take Cameron and run far away. She held him close and hummed, hoping to cover the noise of their parent's yelling so he could fall asleep.

Her stomach was hurting again.

The raised voices below them were joined by a crash. She plugged her ears.

Her bedroom was so dark she thought it might swallow her up.

Grace closed her eyes, trying to stay calm as she imagined what was going downstairs. Her eyes blinked back open, not able to stay closed. She remained upright in bed for most the night."

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