Tuesday, March 31, 2015

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Title: Marked Masters


Author: Ritter Ames


Stars 5 out of 5


Review:  Ritter Ames has written series books that are well-crafted with intriguing stories that keep the reader hooked from beginning to end. The characters are well develop that you never questions the characters motives or actions.

Ritter Ames sent me an advance copy of Marked Masters and I drove right in excited to find out what mysteries awaited Jack and Laurel.  The book move along quickly keeping the reader engaged with the shoot outs, dead bodies, and missing art as well as the tug a war relationship between Jack and Laurel. I enjoyed finding out more about Laurel’s background and her love for art. The author made Laurel come alive on the page making the reader care for her personal and professional struggles.

The book fill-ins in the details of Laurels life before her father lost everything and I enjoyed getting to know Laurel better to the point she was more person than a character on a paper. Some characters were flushed out while other stood still in the same place they were left at the end of Counterfeit Conspiracies.

Over half way through the book I was left with more questions than answers making realize not everything could be resolved by the end of the book. Which made me happy because I didn’t want the adventure to end.  As the readers follows a tried Laurel they began to feel for her and her lose never knowing her mother, who is Simon and what is Jacks connection to the endless government agencies.

Jack keeps way to many secrets from Laurel and you can feel her frustrations though the book. I also love the fact that Jack and Laurel are at each other’s throats which makes for some fun banter.

I enjoyed the chase scenes that were easy to imagine and in some ways this book reminds me of a modern day Remington Steele with the way Laurel (as Laura Holt) and Jack Hawkes (Remington Steele) play off each other though out the entire book.

I think the best part of this book is the question I started to develop…. Who is the Master Artist the person who created the art work or the Person who can forge the art work perfectly? If you love art, adventure and mystery this book is for you.

Synopsis:  From USA TODAY bestselling author Ritter Ames...

Laurel Beacham made working solo a habit and a personal success story. The world's leading art recovery expert, she is known for her nerve, instincts, and the ability to do whatever it takes to bring each masterpiece back safely. Museums applaud her while thieves admire the cunning way she operates. No matter the odds against her, she listens to her instinct when challenges mount.

Right now, those instincts are screaming a warning.

Laurel's last job landed her the head position over the London branch of the Beacham Foundation. All well and good, except bringing one case to a close only opened another even bigger one. And more importantly, the new case inextricably connects to Jack Hawkes, a man smart enough to be her equal, but one who keeps her trust meter hovering in the red zone. The pair leap headlong into a plot that gets more dangerous and illusive by the minute. As the bodies and forgeries add up and the clock counts down, will Laurel's skills help her make it out of this job alive?

Bodies of Art Mysteries:
Counterfeit Conspiracies
Marked Masters

What critics are saying about Ritter Ames' books:

"Organized for Murder is a very enjoyable first in a new series. Ritter Ames really hit it out the park with this debut. I know this is one book I will be hanging onto."
~ Cozy Mystery Book Reviews

"Ritter Ames keeps ratcheting the suspense…thoroughly enjoyable with well-developed, 3-dimensional characters."
~ BookTalk with Eileen

"If you enjoy cozy type mysteries, I think you'll enjoy this light fast read."
~ Murder Most Cozy

"The characters are well written and stay true to who they are from the beginning to end of the book, and they feel real as if you could meet the in real life."
~ Hiding from My Kids

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: March 2nd 2015 by Gemma Halliday Publishing

Author Information:  Ritter is an award-winning author who writes the Body of Art mystery series and the Organized for Mystery series, both published by Gemma Halliday Publishing. She focuses most of her time and writing energies on globe trotting the world via her keyboard to create memorable characters and fascinating fiction novels for readers. In this great new endeavor, her cat muse remains faithfully by her side–only voicing displeasure when the food bowl sits empty due to Ritter focusing more on writing than on kibble. Ritter tries to blog regularly at
http://ritterames.wordpress.com/ and uses her Pinterest boards at
http://www.pinterest.com/ritterames/ to capture great places and ideas she wants to use in both series. Follow her blog and boards to learn more about Ritter and her upcoming books.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Review - Swamp Team 3 - A Miss Fortune Mystery - Jana Deleon

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Title:  Swamp Team 3

Author Jana DeLeon

Rating Stars: 3 out of 5 

Review:
Undercover Fortune Redding has been in Sinful Louisiana dodging insults, and making up advice with the very handsome Deputy Carter LeBlanc for the last three weeks while she is hiding from a terrorist who wants her dead. When her friend Ally's house is set on fire she decides to go back into CIA mode and find out who is trying to harm her. Carter warns Fortune that he will arrest her this time if he catches her.  Fortune promise but Ida Belle and Gertie didn't so they decide to start investigating pulling Fortune along for the ride.
If anyone started this series or jumped in midships with this series you will feel a little lost. The Miss Fortune series is very silly- written that way on purpose. A reader can take a few minutes out of their day to laugh and giggle themselves silly after a stress filled day.  The mystery is always fun and never once do you take it seriously and if you do I feel bad because you missed the point to just have fun. 

The Fortune Series is so funny with sharp writing and lots of wit - however this book has seemed to just fall into a rut and stay with the same theme not pushing the plot or storyline forward. I was kind of hoping either the terrorist would show up or the relationship with Carter would change but everything pretty much stayed the same as the last three books.

This story is like the others it isn't to hard to figure out the mystery and why but the humor is why you read it.

I was disappointed with missed spelled words that I easily caught and would take me out of the story. After a while I found myself turning the pages fast to see if the story moved along but nothing changed. 

Thanks Heidi for this review.

Synopsis:   From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon, a new installment in her bestselling Miss Fortune series.

What's a little arson between friends?

Undercover CIA agent Fortune Redding spent her first three weeks in Sinful, Louisiana dodging insults, makeup advice, guard dogs, bullets, and Deputy Carter LeBlanc, both professionally and personally. But just when she thinks things are going to settle down in the small bayou town, someone sets her friend Ally's house on fire.

Carter, who'd just started pursuing Fortune on a personal basis, goes back into cop mode and admonishes her to stay out of his investigation. This time, he swears he won't issue any warning before arresting her. But with her friend's safety hanging in the balance, Fortune can't resist taking matters into her own hands and calls on her partners in crime fighting, Ida Belle and Gertie, to help.

This is a mission for Swamp Team 3. 

Kindle Edition

Published March 23rd 2014 by Jana DeLeon
Jana Deleon
Author Information:  New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Her hometown is Carlyss, but you probably won't find it on a map. Her family owned a camp located on a bayou just off the Gulf of Mexico that you could only get there by boat. The most important feature was the rope hammock hanging in the shade on a huge deck that stretched out over the water where Jana spent many hours reading books.

Jana and her brother spent thousands of hours combing the bayous in a flat-bottom aluminum boat, studying the natural habitat of many birds, nutria and alligators. She would like you to know that no animals were injured during these "studies," but they kept makers of peroxide in business.

Jana has never stumbled across a mystery or a ghost like her heroines, but she's still hopeful.

She now resides in Dallas, Texas, with the most spoiled Sheltie in the world.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Product Review - OZ Naturals Retinol Serum



Product:  OZ Naturals Retinol Serum - The BEST Anti Wrinkle, Anti Aging Serum For Your Face Contains Clinical Strength 2.5% Retinol + Astaxanthin + Vitamin E - The ONLY Retinol Product That Contains Astaxanthin - This Intense Wrinkle Correcting Serum Will Give You The Dramatic Results You've Been Looking For Even For Sensitive Skin - Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!

Review:   A pink colored serum that absorbs well and has little or no smell to the serum - Retinol is great for aging skin and for helping to fill in the fine lines and wrinkles that form - you should start this earlier then not to try to halt the aging process that happens to all of us - just wait if you don't believe me!

You can use this in the morning and in the evening under your moisturizer and/or make-up.  Be sure to wear sunblock when using this product - so you do not get sun burned the serum makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.

It seems to be working - I am using it everyday and my skin looks good - maybe a bit drier then before I started using it and that is a sign it is working.

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



Description:  Experience The Anti-Aging Power Of The #1 Dermatologist Recommended Ingredient in OZ Naturals Retinol 2.5% Serum + Astaxanthin + Vitamin E To Rejuvenate Your Skin And Help Your Skin To Look Years Younger.



Our 2.5% Retinol Combined With Our Synergistic Blend Of Active Ingredients, Softens, Heals And Moisturizes The Skin, and Has a molecular structure tiny enough to penetrate the lower layers of the skin where it actives production of collagen and elastin.

Contains Vitamin E + Astaxanthin, two potent antioxidants, essential for maintaining the health of your skin - Diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and tones and soothes your skin for a healthier, younger, more radiant look.

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Saturday, March 28, 2015

Product Review - Dream Dots - Treatment Patches For Breakouts



Review: My daughter uses these and she is happy with the results - she picked them up when they came in the mail and read the instructions and started using them - she is 14 and acne is part of life for her at this stage in life- that said it does not make it any easier to have acne and spots n your face.

She followed the instructions and has used them for a week or more - they are easy to put on and they blend with the skin since they are almost clear in color - I can't tell when she has them on- 

She things they are working - so there  you go.

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

Description:  
  • Dream Dots acne gel treatment cover patches target pimples, spots and breakouts overnight using no harsh ingredients, yet give dramatically effective results.
  • Pain is reduced within the first 10 minutes as nerve endings are cushioned and protected in this moist condition.
  • The acne care dressing swells and turns white overnight as it absorbs pus and oil, this visibly indicates that it is working. When removed a visible reduction in pain, redness and inflammation can be seen and felt.
  • 100% waterproof, breathable, satin-smooth, wafer-thin surface, it acts seamlessly as a second skin, conforming to any contour of the face acting as a protective cover and stopping the urge to squeeze or pick.
  • Adheres, Absorbs, Retains, Heals, Relieves, Protects and Prevents | Drug-Free, non-drying, Vegan, Latex-free, Cruelty-free, Suitable for all skin types, Natural healing

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Product Review - Sweetly Citron -


Review:  This bug spray smells great - my kiddos will not run screaming when I get this spray out - it smells good and is DEET free so safe for kids skin - 

It is not greasy and goes on the skin without an issue - it smells good - like sweet citrus - better then the citronella candles we burn all summer at picnics - this stuff smells amazing.

We don't have bugs currently - but will soon enough and this will be the first bug spray I will use - a better smelling bugs spray so everyone around you will not gag from the smell of regular bug spray - give it a try this buggy summer - enjoy your picnics and the fireworks bug free - 

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

Description:   
  • Repels mosquitoes for up to 2-4 hours
  • Pleasant Aroma of Lavender, Lemon, Citronella and Vanilla Extract
  • Protects against West Nile Virus by repelling Mosquitoes, Flies, Ticks and Fleas
  • High Effective & DEET free - Non-harmful to clothing and gear
  • 8 oz Pump Spray Bottle (twice size of other brands)
Order 2 and get free shipping!!!

Safety Information
If pregnant consult with a Doctor before using this product. Keep out of reach of Children. Do not shallow product and avoid contact with eyes.it is

Indications
Insect Bug Repellent

Ingredients
Lavender Oil, Lemon Essential Oil, Vanilla Extract, Citronella Oil, Water

Directions
Spray onto skin and clothing every 3-4 hours.

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Product Review - Smart Weigh Bathroom Memory Scale


Product:  Smart Memory Scale - bathroom scale 

Review:   I love the slick thin contemporary design of this bathroom scale.  It will look good in any space.  We have a two month old Weight Watchers scale that doesn’t even come close to the features of this scale.  Up to 8 users can utilize the features of this scale all automatically.  It automatically remembers each user keeping track of the users previous weight and then comparing to the current weight.  When you step off the scale it will change from your current weight to your previous weight also displaying the difference.  If your weight went up from the previous, the LCD screen color then turns red indicating you gained wait.  This is an added feature if you forgot your glasses and can’t read the difference.  If you weigh less the screen will turn green.  Nice incentive!

Unlike our Weight Watchers scale you don’t have to tap it to wake it up before stepping on this one.  Just step on get your weight and step off to see the change from your last weight.

Great Bathroom Scale - thanks Rick for this review - 


I am a professional reviewer and received this product from an honest review.

Description:   
Your search is over! The Smart Weigh SMS500 is the perfect match for what you have been seeking in a memory scale and its advanced step-on technology makes using a scale easier than ever before. Simply step on and receive your precise readings immediately. No set up is needed and you can be on your way to tracking your weight in no time. Why the SMS500? That's easy, because it knows you! In addition to its ease of use, it features an incredible auto recognition functionality that utilizes memory to store and recall the information of up to eight user profiles. That's right, eight users! This is the decisive solution for health, wellness tracking and weight loss, as it differentiates between measurements every time you step on this scale. It will tell you whether you have gained weight or lost it and its large LED display will light up with a color in accordance. Red if you've gained weight and green if you have lost weight, or seen no weight gain. Tracking your results could not be simpler. What sets Smart Weigh apart from everyone else is the advanced sensor technology featured in this scale. It's our way of ensuring our scales are one of the most accurate on the market. We use precision mechanics and components that will alert you if your scale has been moved or needs to be recalibrated. This further enforces the benefit of the innovation and accuracy found within a Smart Weigh scale. The SMS500 records measurements in lbs. and oz. and has a very high capacity, 440 lbs.! It uses 4 AAA batteries and includes a two-year manufacturer's warranty.

  • Advanced memory for ease of use, Stores up to eight user profiles with auto recognition technology, Step-on technology triggers power upon impact
  • Increased functionality Recalls prior weight readings and displays the difference between current and previous Readings Track loss or gain easily
  • Stay motivated Easy-to-read dual color screen lights up green when weight decreases and red when weight increases from prior weight measurements
  • Sleek, modern and durable, This contemporary design features a tempered glass platform for added durability Backlit LCD provides easy visibility
  • Use of precision mechanics and components that will alert you if your scale has been moved or needs to be recalibrated

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Product Review - Luxury Microfiber Sheet Set, Queen,


Product:  

Review:  These sheets have deep pockets so they should fit any size bed - they fit our bed very well and we have a thick mattress - They are wrinkle free and they come out of the dryer looking great - they go on the bed easy and make the bed look well made - smooth and crisp.

A flat sheet - a fitted sheet and 2 pillowcases are included in the set - They have a silky/sateen feel and they are warm so for cold weather they will work great at keeping you warm while in bed - for warmer weather they are too warm and I would recommend a 100% cotton sheet set for summer and warmer weather - these sheets would be a great alternative to flannel in the winter - 

Super soft to the touch - they are definitely winter sheets - we were quite warm last night and my husband was warm and usually sweats when he is that warm and the sheets can be damp at night and yet the sheets were dry in the morning.

I think these sheets would make a great guest room bed cover - they look good and are very soft - for my bed I will put back on the cotton sheets - but for the guest room these sheets will be perfect and a better color fit also.  My room is blue and the guest room is pink - brown sheets work well with the paint and decoration.

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

Description:   
  • Made of the highest quality heavy-weight, high-gram luxury microfiber
  • 4 piece sheet set includes a flat sheet, fitted sheet and two pillowcases
  • More durable than cotton,Hypoallergenic and wrinkle resistant!
  • Extra Deep Pocket Fit
  • Lifetime Guarantee- If you don't love it, send it back!

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Review - Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person - Barbara Venkataraman

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Title:  Teatime with Mrs. Grammar Person 

Author: Barbara Venkataraman

Review:  I thought this little - short - story was cute, educational and funny all at the sametime.  Grammar is hard for many people and reading this book did clear a few things up for me - now I just need to remember how and when to use these new skills I have learned from reading this book.

A fun way to read about grammar ans Mrs. Grammar Person is soft spoken and sweet until someone butchers the language she loves - I think this is a quick story to enjoy and think about as you speak and write everyday -

This book is free on Kindle Unlimited currently and worth a look.


I received this item for an honest review.

Synopsis:   Fear not, Gentle Writer, Mrs. Grammar Person is here and she has the answers to all of the questions you never thought to ask. As a dedicated and serious grammarian, she will do what it takes to be entertaining and enlightening, but never vulgar or coarse. Heavens, no! Where are her smelling salts? Warm and witty, Mrs. G.P. makes grammar interesting with rhyming, wishful thinking, story-telling and a champagne toast. You are cordially invited to join her for a spot of tea!

Kindle Edition
Published January 5th 2015
Barbara Venkataraman
Author information:  Barbara Venkataraman is an attorney and mediator specializing in family law. She is the author of "The Fight for Magicallus," a children's fantasy, "If you'd Just Listened to Me in the First Place," a humorous short story and two books of humorous essays: "I'm Not Talking about You, Of Course," and "A Trip to the Hardware Store & Other Calamities," which are part of an ongoing series entitled "Quirky Essays for Quirky People." 

Her latest works are: "Death by Didgeridoo," and "The Case of the Killer Divorce," and "Peril in the Park, in her Jamie Quinn mystery series." All of her books are available on Amazon Kindle.

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Bound for Escape 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Product Review - Chalk Markers by My Style - Huge 10 Pack Set - Bright Bold Colors. Great for Chalkboards, Glass and More! Water Based Liquid Wet Wipe Marker with 5.5m


Review:  I enjoy these fun colorful markers - they are bright and easy to use on non-porous surfaces - my daughter uses them to decorate the windows in the house - easy to clean up after so you have clean clear windows or to leave up for awhile also.

I plan of her decorating my windows for different events at school.  Easy to use - shake to get the ink moving and then press the tip so the ink runs down into the tip and once it is the color of the lid you can draw with the marker - see the video below - 

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

Description:  Creative Artist Quality Markers for Children and Adults - These Liquid Markers are Perfect For all Non Porus Surfaces - Window Drawings, Mirrors, Windshields, Blackboard, Menu & Advertising Boards, Vinyl Chalkboard labels & Contact Paper, Garden, Plants, Mugs, Books, Kitchen, School & Student Projects, cafe message boards, home crafts - scrapbooking and decorating.
You'll be amazed at the quality drawings these chalk markers can be used to produce ... drawing filled with Bold Bright Color or Rich Earth Tones!

My Style Chalk Markers, make a Great Gift - Surprise your loved ones with their own set of markers TODAY!

Eco friendly, Non Toxic, Xylene Free - Made with extreme care - Choose from our Bright Bold Colors or Rich Earth tones. Both are amazing 10 PIECE SETS!!

Let your creativity come ALIVE with MyStyle Chalk Markers! Our liquid chalk markers are much more vibrant than regular chalk and so easy to use! Ink dries completely to a paint-like, smudge-proof finish. The 5.5mm chisel tip - ink wipes easily with a damp cloth or windex. Just imagine the beautiful and creative art you (or your child) will be able to create with these markers! You'll have endless fun creating holiday decorations for Christmas, 4th of July, Halloween, Weddings, Birthdays and even everyday use!

10 PIECE VALUE PACK - MY STYLE CHALK MARKERS! LOOKING TO MAKE DOODLING MORE FUN? YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT PLACE USE HIGH QUALITY MY STYLE CHALK MARKERS To BEAUTIFY AND BRIGHTEN YOUR Craft WITH BRIGHT BOLD COLORS or RICH EARTH TONES. My Style Chalk Markers are a great option if you want bold and smooth letters that won't smudge. It is easy to write with and can be used for kids projects, wedding decorations, brainstorming ideas in your workplace, or your café menu or message boards, or creating art at home. You'll just love this product! They are an innovative alternative to regular chalk. Ink dries completely to a paint-like, smudge-proof finish The 5.5mm chisel tip - ink wipes with a damp cloth or windex and removes completely and easily on non-porous surfaces. They are not messy. Do Not produce chalk dust. 10 popular lightfast colors for brilliant impact. Kids Safe - Non-Toxic, Odour Free and Environment Friendly. ADD TO YOUR CART NOW! Many of happy customers are using My Style Chalk Markers!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Book Spotlight - Living Separate Lives - Paulette Harper

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Living Separate Lives
with Paulette Harper
Genre: Christian Fiction, Novella
ASIN: B00GLF5BW0
ISBN: 978-0989969109
Publisher: Thy Word Publishing (November 10, 2013)



Four Friends, One Secret and The Weekend That Changed Their Destiny
Candace Walker, Kaylan Smith, Jordan Tate, and Tiffany Thomas have their share of sorrows, but neither of them realizes how deep the sorrow goes.  What happens when they agree to meet for a weekend of relaxation in beautiful Napa County? Which one will leave the same or worse?
For Candace Walker, life has left her battered and bruised.  Kaylan Smith has struggled with prejudice from her in-laws. After fifteen years of marriage, bitterness is trying to raise its ugly head for Jordan Tate, whose husband wants to call it quits. And for Tiffany Thomas, dealing with rejection has never been one of her greatest feats.
Although they have been friends for years, they thought they knew each other well. But will a secret destroy their relationship and bring the sisterhood to a complete halt? Will they be able to forgive and allow God to mend that which might be torn?



 Paulette Harper

 About The Author

Paulette Harper is an award-winning and best-selling author. She is the owner of Write Now Literary Virtual Book Tours and is passionate about helping authors succeed in publishing and marketing their books. Paulette has been writing and publishing books since 2008.  Paulette is the author of That Was Then, This is Now, Completely Whole and The Sanctuary. Her articles have appeared on-line and in print.
Buy Links
Amazon paperback: http://amzn.com/098996910X
Social Links
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/PauletteHarperAuthor
Amazon author page: http://amzn.com/e/B004FEJKCQ

Barnes and Nobles: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/living-separate-lives-paulette-harper/1117391317?ean=9780989969109


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Product Review - 2 Luxe Home Essentials Microfiber Kitchen Dish Towels



Review:  Great towels for the kitchen - they absorb the spills and also are great to clean the counters with and dry the dishes.  I have used them several times and also washed them several times - they work really well - 

I have purchased many different towels for my kitchen - I do not like paper towels because of the waste so this is what I use for everything in my kitchen - and they work well - I would recommend these towels to anyone needing kitchen towels - 

They would make a wonderful wedding gift also.

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

Description:  
  • Luxe Home Essentials Microfiber Kitchen Towels are 15 x 25 inches in size.
  • Microfiber outperforms cotton, is extremely durable, yet gentle on dishes and counter tops.
  • Microfiber can hold up to 10 times it's weight in water.
  • Get out of the kitchen! Save time drying dishes and cleaning your countertops with these proficient super absorbent microfiber kitchen towels.

These Luxe Home Essentials Microfiber Kitchen Dish Towels are just what you need! Get out of the kitchen and back to your life! Save time drying your dishes and cleaning your counter tops by using these gentle yet super absorbent microfiber kitchen dish towels. Customer Satisfaction is guaranteed. Love them or your money back.


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Book Review - Carrots - a Shelby Nichols Adventure - Colleen Helme

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Title:  Carrots 

Author:  Colleen Helme: 

Review:  A light humor comedy mystery which was very enjoyable. Shelby Nichols is grazed by a bullet during a bank robbery in a grocery store. The next day she discovers that she can read other peoples minds. This leads to her getting involved with the local mafia boss whom the robber worked for. It involves a murder or two and the theft of some documents which Shelby uses to break from the mafia. 

I would rate this book at four stars and would read other offerings by this writer.

I got the book from kindlebuffet.com.

Synopsis:  Shelby Nichols is an average woman who is married to the only guy she ever fell for. Her life is organized and predictable, revolving around her husband and two children. All that changes the day she stops at the grocery store for some carrots. As the cashier rings up her purchases, a gunman is busy robbing the bank inside the store. When a customer grabs the robber's mask, he is shot and everyone runs for cover. Everyone except Shelby, who finds herself face to face with the killer. The next thing she knows, she's lying on the floor with a bullet wound to her head. Luckily, the bullet only grazes her scalp, and she doesn't suspect any lasting affects until later, when she suddenly 'hears' what people are thinking. With this uncanny ability, her life takes on a whole new dimension. Her kids think she's bossy and too old to understand them, but that's nothing compared to her husband. He says he loves her, but what is it about the redhead at work that he doesn't want her to know? As if that isn't enough, the gunman knows she can identify him, and he's out to silence her forever. In her fight to stay alive, she is saved from certain death by a handsome hit-man with ties to organized crime. This pulls Shelby even deeper into danger, where knowing someone's thoughts can not only hurt her feelings, but get her killed. 

Paperback, Second Edition, 192 pages

Published August 29th 2013 by Createspace (first published February 23rd 2011)
Colleen Helme
Author Information:   As the author of the Shelby Nichols Adventure Series, Colleen is often asked if Shelby Nichols is her alter-ego. “Definitely,” she says. “Shelby is the epitome of everything I wish I dared to be.” Known for her laugh since she was a kid, Colleen has always tried to find the humor in every situation and continues to enjoy writing about Shelby’s adventures. “I love getting Shelby into trouble…I just don’t always know how to get her out of it!” Colleen lives in the Rocky Mountains with her family. Besides writing, she loves a good book, biking, hiking, and playing board and card games with family and friends. She loves to connect with readers and admits that fans of the series keep her writing.



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