Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review - Breaking Her Rules - Katie Reus

Title: Breaking Her Rules

Author: Katie Reus

Stars 5 out of 5

Breaking her rules is a fun romantic suspense that Katie Reus is known for and I loved her tie into The Serafina: Sin City Series.  Iris Tarango is one of the few women who work in the world of security after she left the Marines. She loves her job but one night in Sin City changed her life forever. Wyatt Christiansen is one force to be reckoned with in and out of the business world and he has known Iris Tarango his whole life so when he had the chance to marry her he wasn’t going to let it go.

I love how fun Katie Reus makes her Red Stone Security series. There are lots of fun characters who would scare me to death if I ever met them in person. She created characters that are fiercely loyal to one another. You never have to question what the characters are going to do and why because she lays it out for the readers so they can enjoy the ride. She always adds a little twist in the end which was not unexpected but it was fun.

Like all of her Red Stone Security novels you do not want to read this without a fan nearby with the will written romances scenes. The book’s pacing is perfect and will not take the reader more than an afternoon to finish it.  With all the authors characters the female leads are strong, feisty, know who they are. The male’s leads are Alpha from head to toe but Wyatt is a little different because this time he is the client and has to watch the woman he loves protect him.

It’s a fun quick read and something you will want to add to your beach reads when summer comes. This book can be read as a standalone but you will enjoy it more if you have read the other novels because characters from those make an appearance.

I was given an advance copy from Netgalley

Thank you Heidi for this review.

Synopsis:   Iris Tarango is a small-town girl from the wrong side of the tracks; she’s also a decorated former Marine who fought hard to become one of Red Stone Security’s most respected agents. But her perfectly ordered life is turned upside down when she’s assigned to guard the sexy, dominating tycoon she shares a secret history with. The instant Iris walks back into the billionaire’s diamond-studded orbit, the wild attraction flares between them…and her reputation, objectivity, and heart are in trouble.

After an attempt on his life, business magnate Wyatt Christiansen calls in major favors to hire Iris as his bodyguard. He knows she’s the best, though he has another motive too. He sees this as his final chance to win her heart. But when danger spins out of control, all Wyatt can think of is getting Iris out of harm’s way—even if it means losing her love in the end.

Unfortunately, the killer seems to know their every move. If Wyatt and Iris don’t figure out who put out the hit, they’ll lose more than their chance at happiness together.

ebook, 135 pages
Published April 2nd 2013 by Katie Reus (first published March 31st 2013)

Author Information:  Katie Reus is the New York Times, USA Today, & IndieReader bestselling author of the Red Stone Security series, the Moon Shifter series and the Deadly Ops series. She fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she pilfered from her mom's stash. Years later she loves reading romance almost as much as she loves writing it. However, she didn't always know she wanted to be a writer. After changing majors many times, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. Not long after that she discovered a new love. Writing. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Product Review - Phytoceramides Made From Sweet Potatoes by Aveya

Review:  Get plumped from the inside out and look better everyday on top of helping you feel better and no problem with wheat interactions from the wheat phytoceramides - get plumped up and heal you skin with the variety - my hands look better and the small likes around my eyes are less noticeable -

Easy to swallow and a great price to - look younger and feel better about you - try it and see if you see a difference - why not what do you have to lose?  I take these everyday and feel they are helping - ageing is not for the faint of heart so stop it as long as you can.

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I am a blogger and received this item for an honest review.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book Tour - Book Review - American Wife - Taya Kyle

Lisa, if you want a reason to cry this book will have you crying specially if you have seen or read the book-  American Sniper.
Title: American Wife

Author: Taya Kyle with Jim DeFelice

Stars 5 out of 5

I am not sure I can sum up American Wife better than say grab a box of tissues and take it a day at a time. This is a beautiful and honest look at life of Taya Kyle. This book will have you smile, laugh, cry and feel heartache for what Taya Kyle with all that she has been though but she doesn’t expect you to feel sorry for her as much as he as asked you to see what life was like living with the American Sniper her Husband, Best friend and the love of her life.

Taya writes about how difficult like is living with a Navy SEAL and the stress it takes on the marriage and family life. Her marriage to Kyle wasn’t easy and she doesn’t sugar coat anything but what she does is constantly fight for what she wants and the peace she is looking for. 

I enjoyed reading her husbands  emails sent while he was deployed overseas. They were sweet and you could read the love he had for his wife. I could never imagine trying to raise my little family alone and yet that is what Taya did while  he was gone.

The reader will laugh as she talks about her pregnancy, the reader will understand the struggle she had in her marriage, they reader will be there for the saddest moment in her life and how the hits keep coming. The best part is the reader will be able to connect with her because of how honest her writing is.

She wrote about the changes Chris had gone though and the PTSD she had to deal with.
I do not cry it’s just something I just don’t’ do unless I’m hurt. (AKA broken toes) I cried when she spoke of her husband’s death, I cried as she told her children of their father’s death and I cried as she wrote about never seeing Chris in person again.  I cried because you could feel the pain she felt as you read her words.

 I loved that she never once blamed God but accepted that there is a plan for everyone. I loved that her daughter would talk about how she could hear her father and that he was talking to her.

”The Faith of the innocents is truly a blessed faith.”  Another Quote in the book I found to be sweet when you look back on the email’s Chris had sent. Taya wrote “It’s ok to be mad at God. He can handle it.” In the emails Chris had wrote those same words many times to Taya.

“I do not need to romanticize Chris, because our reality is messy, passionate, full of everything extreme emotions known to man, including fear, compassion, anger, pain, laughing so hard we double over and hugged it out, laughing when we were irritated with each other and laugh when we were so in love it felt like someone hung the moon for only us.”  I love that she doesn’t tell the world their life was perfect and I think that is something everyone needs to know that life isn't a fairy tale and marriage isn’t a walk in the park it is everything she spoke of and more.

Taya Kyle’s honest thoughts on her life I feel will help many who deal with the loss of a loved one knowing they are not alone and its ok to seek help. 

I enjoyed the way Taya wrapped up the book with a lists of lessons she learned. Each one can be applied to life in different way but each are extremely important. 

I couldn’t write this review without writing my personals thoughts because this book is an intimate book at Taya Kyle’s life and I believe anyone who reads this book will look at their life and finds ways to work on being a better person. 

Thanks Heidi for this review - 

Synopsis:  The widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle shares their private journey, a moving and universal chronicle of love and family, service and patriotism, grief and sacrifice, faith and purpose.

How does someone carry on after the death of a hero?

By becoming a hero herself.

Though Chris and Taya Kyle's marriage had its difficult moments, it was always a love story. Together, they'd endured military service, a bestselling book, unexpected fame, and a film deal starring a hot Hollywood actor. But just when Taya thought that she and Chris were finally going to live their dream together, her husband was murdered. In the wake of his death, a grieving Taya was left to raise her two young children and handle the many things Chris left behind: the business, the book, the movie, and a myriad of legal issues.

Matching the straightforward, soul-baring style of American Sniper, Taya talks with honesty about the trials and triumphs of her life with--and without Chris--the sleepless nights as a military spouse, the exhilaration as her husband was lionized, the quiet moments when family sheltered them from the madness of fame, the joy of discovering her own purpose in harmony with Chris's own legacy. In American Wife, she recounts the struggles and looks toward the future, revealing the intimate story of her marriage and the inspirations that have given her strength. She speaks out on the effects of fame, both good and bad, and provides a road map for others faced with difficulties, big and small.

American Wife is a startling and affecting portrait of woman of grit and determination--an example we can all follow to become a hero in our own lives.

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published May 5th 2015 by William Morrow & Company (first published May 1st 2015)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Product Review - Strength Stack 52 Complete Pack

Review:  A new fun way to exercise - making fitness a game - with dice and cards for making your workout different and fun everyday everytime - developed by the US Army and why not they are pretty fit in the Army.  Work hard and play hard - 

My son opened the mail and was super excited to get this item - he opened it and started to read the cards looking at was available and then the dice - he likes the idea of a game for exercise - QR codes also so you can watch videos - fun and fast results - he loves the cards and the dice - he enjoys playing and getting fit faster and better everyday- 

I am easily bored but this is something new everyday in everyway - why get bored with the normal work-out when you can do something new everyday with these fun interactive cards and dice - my son is loving the variety and looks forward to what card he will do next.

I am a blogger and received this item for an honest review.

Description:  Stack 52 games were created by scientist and military fitness expert Sergeant Michael Volkin. The US Army gave Sergeant Volkin a medal for the diet and exercise programs he designed for the troops.

Stack 52 was designed to fit your busy lifestyle. You can play anywhere at any time. You will get the best results doing mini-workouts (5-15 minutes) a few times each day. No planning or preparation, just take out the cards or dice and play a game. The difficulty is progressive. You can start at any level and advance to elite strength and fitness.

Games and competition make exercise fun. Play by yourself or compete with your friends, spouse, or children. No more boredom. With 114 different body weight exercises; you will never do the same workout twice.

It's really easy to get started. You don't need equipment or memberships. You don't have to plan or research anything. Scan the workout cards with a smartphone for online videos of Sergeant Volkin demonstrating the exercises. Visit our website for dozens of free card and dice games and instructional videos.

About Stack 52 and Sergeant Volkin

Sergeant Michael Volkin has a master's degree in science, has authored 5 books, and has over 20 years of fitness experience. The US Army awarded Sergeant Volkin the Army Commendation Medal for the fitness programs he designed for the troops while stationed overseas. Stack 52 exercise games have been sold in over 24 countries.

What's in the Box

· Strength Stack 52 Deck

· Strength Stack 52 Expansion Pack

· Strength Stack 52 Insane Pack

· Weight Loss Stack 52

· Quick Sweat Fitness Dice

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