Friday, May 29, 2015

Book Review - Breaking Her Rules - Katie Reus

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Title: Breaking Her Rules

Author: Katie Reus

Stars 5 out of 5

Review:
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.
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Title: American Wife

Author: Taya Kyle with Jim DeFelice

Stars 5 out of 5

Review
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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Friday, May 22, 2015

Book Review - Leverage - Janie Crouch

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Title Leverage (Omega Sector #4)

Author Jamie Crouch

Stars 3 out of 5

Review:
Dylan Branson left Omega Sector after saving lives because of the loss of two. Shelby Keelan has an amazing photographic memory for numbers so when Dylan is told to bring the computer expert to DC he finds she is more than he expected. People are out to kill her as they race to stop a count down to what you ask? Well that is what they are trying to find out.

This was the first time I have ever read anything by Jamie Crouch and while the writing was simple and basic I found the story to be lacking. It was extremely predictable from the bad guys to the hot good guys. Even the mysterious mole was obvious once the person was introduced. I had hoped for a crazy twist because everything about the book was predictable and how many hot and amazing good looking people can be in one room at a time?

There was romance that was left behind closed doors which is nice to read for a change. The action was great but there was too much inner monolog to keep me interested and I found myself quickly reading to get to the dialog that would move the story forward.

They action was good and that was the only thing about this book I enjoyed. I loved that Shelby just took what came at her with amazing stride and for someone who hates to be around anyone but those she knows it was pretty awesome.

I found the book lacked passion in how the author was telling the story. I wasn't convinced that Omega was trying to save  DC in fact I would have rather been at the bomb site than in the alley. I loved  Shelby because she wasn't your typical heroin and I enjoyed how she was blunt and honest. However Dylan came off a little to annoying, almost whiny and couldn't seem to ever make up his mind. Even when he did at the end of the book I couldn't help wonder would he leave her again. I just wasn't convince he had changed.

This book left me scratching my head wondering if she other 3 books were better.

Received an Advance copy from Netgelley.

Thanks Heidi for this review.

Synopsis:   He'd been hired to transport precious cargo and it put a beautiful twist in his solitary life.

Former operative turned pilot Dylan Branson has one mission: deliver vital codes to Omega Sector before millions of lives are lost. Surprisingly, the codes reside in the photographic memory of Shelby Keelan, a beautiful computer expert who's so far survived two murder attempts. Used to doing things solo, Dylan will get Shelby to Washington, DC, then walk away. So he's stunned to discover she's as much a loner as he isand how much that appeals to him. Now, with both their lives in danger after his plane is sabotaged midair, Dylan no longer thinks of Shelby as just a job. Or that he'll be able to let her go once it's over.

Paperback, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 16th 2015 by Harlequin

Author Information:
Janie Crouch is an author for Harlequin Intrigue. Her debut novel PRIMAL INSTINCT was nominated for a 2014 Reviewer's Choice Award by RT (Romantic Times) Magazine. Her Omega Sector series is available now!

Janie loves to read – almost exclusively romance – and has been doing so since middle school. She learned to love Harlequin (Mills & Boon) Romances when she lived in Wales, UK as a preteen, then moved on to a passion for romantic suspense as an adult. Her favorite authors include: Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, and Elizabeth Lowell.

Janie recently relocated with her hubby and four kids to Germany (due to her husband's job for support of the U.S. Military), after living in Virginia for nearly 20 years. When she’s not listening to the voices in her head (and even when she is), she enjoys traveling, long-distance running, movie-watching, knitting and adventure (obstacle) racing. Janie completed an Ironman Triathlon in 2014.

Most of all she loves to laugh and joke and count her blessings. And they are many.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Product Review - Compart Surge Protector



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Review:  A great item for adding outlets to your home or for travel - cruise ships have 1 plug most of the time and so this would be helpful to have for travel and for home - I am going to use it at home for my room where I have only 2 plugs for my bedside table - I now can plug 6 items in and 2 USB ports to charge my phone, ipad, kindle, and still have my clock radio and lamp plugged in also - 

This is a item any home needs that had limited outlets for use in a room - the rest of my room is great for outlets but I hate to stretch a extension cord in the room for safety reasons and for looks in the room - I should move my bed to more outlets but I like it near the window - so this is perfect for me.

Great item for anyone - a great gift idea - 

I am a blogger and received this item for an honest review.
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Description:  6 Outlet Wall Mount for Mobile home/Office Wall Surge Protector with Dual USB Ports (2.1mAh) 
Safeguard all your basic household electronic equipments such as phone, entry-level PCs, kitchen appliances, modem and fax lines using the Home Series 6-Outlet Surge Protector. This surge protector offers six outlets along with three-pronged AC block protection enabling you to connect all your important devices to it. They are provided protection against sudden electrical surges or spikes by the Surge Protector Outlet with its 2.1mAh Dual rapid USB ports feature. This helps in the avoidance of a detrimental electrical burst hazard. The glowing LEDs on this wall mount surge protector signify whether the devices are grounded. The Home Surge Protector with its convenient, flat wall mount design can slip behind desks easily, allowing them to stay out of sight and keeping the floor free from clutter and wires.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Review - Romancing the Earl - Darcy Burke

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Title:  Romancing the Earl

Author:  Darcy Burke

Review:  This is a regency treasure hunter romance/mystery story that takes place in 1818. It starts out in Wiltshire, specifically the village of Wooten Bassett, before moving to Wales. It involves two strong characters, Major Elijah Hollister-- rather Lord Bloody Norris and Miss Catriona Bowen.

Elijah has come into his title owing to the untimely death of his brother and has just returned from Australia having been there for several years. Miss Bowen arrives on his doorstep seeking to purchase an old Welsh tapestry. Miss Bowen believes that the tapestry is a hidden map that will lead to a sword that belonged to one of Arthur' knights of old. Mistrust and attraction, to each other, soon lead them into Wales and each other's arms. The story flowed well and the overall plot was not flawed.

I enjoyed the book and rated it a solid four stars. I would read other titles by this writer.

I received this book as an ARC from Net Galley to read for my unbiased review.

Thanks Frank for this review.

Synopsis:  Major Elijah Hollister never wanted to be an earl, particularly not when it meant losing his brother. When a bold adventuress shows up at his door seeking a treasure map, Elijah suspects his brother’s death may not have been accidental and that the lady knows more than she’s willing to share. Whether she’s a friend or foe, Elijah plans to keep her close—and hope the temptation of her kisses doesn’t ruin them both.

Miss Catriona Bowen can almost taste the fruits of her years-long quest to find one of Britain’s greatest treasures. The discovery will deliver the recognition and respect she deserves as an antiquary, despite the fact that she’s a woman. However, to find the map that will lead her to success, she must ally herself with a stoic, yet provocative gentleman with a different goal. And when a villain threatens their lives, she realizes too late that love is the greatest treasure of all.

Kindle Edition, 275 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Intrepid Reads (first published April 20th 2015)

Author Information:  Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.

A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Product Review - Talk n Walk Bluetooth Headphones



Product:  

Review:  Fun light weight headphones that paired with a Samsung Galaxy 4 in seconds - easy to pair and fun to wear - control the volume on the side of the headphone and also the track and answer the phone - listen to what you want without everyone else complaining about your music choices - 

Connect with most any device - easy and fast - I used these with my phone and it was fast and easy- the sound quality is OK but the price is low - the headphones are plastic and lightweight - I think for a kid these are a great idea to step into the world of over the ear headphones - the price is right and they can really get a feel for if they want earbuds or over the ear type headphones before you spend a fortune of a pair they seldom wear - been there done that - so a great gift idea for a kid who wants over the ear headphones - 

Give them a try they are certainly in every ones price range and a fun color - you can choose other colors also.

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

Description:  Blu Audio Talk n' Walk Headphones + Mic & Mobile Control
When you're on a noisy or windy city street and with the 40mm audio drivers for maximum sound,you'll appreciate the premium sound quality and well-designed features of Blu Audio on-ear Bluetooth headphones. You'll hear your favorite music with the balance and detail that it deserves, for a truly enjoyable listening experience. Exclusive technology with active EQ gives your music natural-sounding lows, even at high volumes, while phone conversations remain crystal-clear - even on a noisy subway. Featuring an uber-comfortable design and convenient Bluetooth functionality, these headphones are ready to travel. We're all music enthusiasts here at Sweetwater, and we love products like Blu Audio on-ear Bluetooth headphones!

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Review - The Dead Key - D M Pulley

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Title:  The Dead Key

Author: D M Pulley

Review:  A brilliant story about a bank that has been closed for twenty years. Although closed it still has a security guard employed. The bank closed overnight and is finally being considered for selling. The vault containing the safety deposit boxes is there with the boxes unopened and there the real story begins. It is actually two stories being told, one taking place currently and the other just prior to the banks closing. What is contained within the safety deposit boxes? Why are all of the bank keys to open the boxes missing? What is a dead key and how is it used? A story involving intrigue, death, assault, and hidden treasure all of the elements of a good mystery.

I rated this book 5 star. But I would also rate it as a page turner. A page turner is a book that you do not want to put down even though you know you should be doing something else like turn the light off and go to sleep.

I received this book from Net Galley as an ARC.

Thanks Frank for this review.

Synopsis
2014 Winner — Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Grand Prize and Mystery & Thriller Fiction Winner
It’s 1998, and for years the old First Bank of Cleveland has sat abandoned, perfectly preserved, its secrets only speculated on by the outside world.
Twenty years before, amid strange staff disappearances and allegations of fraud, panicked investors sold Cleveland’s largest bank in the middle of the night, locking out customers and employees, and thwarting a looming federal investigation. In the confusion that followed, the keys to the vault’s safe-deposit boxes were lost.
In the years since, Cleveland’s wealthy businessmen kept the truth buried in the abandoned high-rise. The ransacked offices and forgotten safe-deposit boxes remain locked in time, until young engineer Iris Latch stumbles upon them during a renovation survey. What begins as a welcome break from her cubicle becomes an obsession as Iris unravels the bank’s sordid past. With each haunting revelation, Iris follows the looming shadow of the past deeper into the vault—and soon realizes that the key to the mystery comes at an astonishing price.
Kindle Edition, 477 pages
Published March 1st 2015 by Thomas & Mercer
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Author InformationD. M. Pulley's first novel, The Dead Key, was inspired by her work as a structural engineer in Cleveland, Ohio. During a survey of an abandoned building, she discovered a basement vault  full of unclaimed safe deposit boxes. The mystery behind the vault haunted her for years, until she put down her calculator and started writing. The Dead Key was the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award grand prize winner. Pulley continues to work as a private consultant and forensic engineer, investigating building failures and designing renovations. She lives in northeast Ohio with her husband and two children, and she is currently at work on her second novel.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

Product Review - WAVEstream bluetooth Sound Bar



by Rebelite

Review:  A little package with big sound -  I pulled this out of the package and paired it to my phone within minutes without using the instructions - it was charged and ready to go right out of the package - it paired to my phone and I played Pandora as I did the dishes - I carried it outside and it can get quite far while still playing.

Easy to use and small for the sound you get - it doesn't go super loud but it was a good level of sound for me - great price not expensive for what you are getting with this sound bar - it will alert you to calls and notifications on your phone also as the music plays - when I took a video of the bar it cut out the sound while I used my video - and then went right back to playing when I finished the video - 

My family is now fighting over who gets this item in their room - I have it currently and have enjoyed this item when I am in my room working on my computer or cleaning the house.   I take it to the kitchen and the living room to play music while I am busy- great item that I will take to work for the last few days of school when it is down time.

Great gift item for anyone on your list - now my kids all want their own sound bar and for this price then might just get one each.  Peace will rein supreme in the house with everyone in their room listening to music.

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

Description:  Product Specifications: Designed for you're active work and play digital lifestyle. Audio fidelity is clear and sharp with nice deep bass tones. Keep WAVEstream in the conference room / office for phone call meetings with the team or use the bluetooth speaker functionality within your home. WAVEstream Wireless bluetooth speaker system is portable, wireless and light weight. Control music tracks from the WAVEstream unit itself or from your electronic device. 

(INCLUDES 1YR MANUFACTURER WARRANTY) 

Product Specifications: 
<*>Seamless Streaming Up To 33ft- Bluetooth Wireless Speaker Connects across all smartphone and tablet devices
<*>Change tracks from your phone or directly from WAVEstream track buttons: works on Pandora, Spotify, Tidal, Sound Cloud & more music apps!
<*>Built-in Phone Conferencing Microphone for Taking Calls
<*>INCLUDED Line In input gives you a wired listening option (great for non Bluetooth device connectivity)
<*>Audible Low Battery alerts notification sound
<*>Dimensions: 2.5L X 6.5H x 3.5W
<*>Materials: ABS plastic / Aluminum 


Package Includes 
<*>Micro Mini USB Charging Cable
<*>Auxiliary Cable Cord
<*>Built-in lithium ION rechargeable battery supports up to 8-10 hours playback
<*>Manual 


Warranty: (Lifetime Warranty) We stand by our products. Quality is Key. 

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Book Review - Blind Ambition - Gwen Hernandez

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Title: Blind Ambition 
Author Gwen Hernandez

Stars: 2 1\2 out of 5 

Review:
This book was sent from Netgalley as an Advance copy.

Dan Molina is sent to the hurricane ravaged Caribbean island of St. Isidore to find and bring home a kidnapped aid worker by the name of Alexa Alyssandrao. His mission falls apart when he realized that Alexa is Alyssa the only women to shatter his heart.  When Alyssa refuses to leave the Island until sick children are safe Dan does everything he can to protect the one woman he loves from disappearing forever. 

Who doesn’t love second chance love stories with an alpha male and a strong female character who is trying to use her money to bring good into a torn apart country? However once I started the book it became really clear that Alyssa would be one of the female leads I wouldn’t be able to connect with because she take the weight of the world on her shoulders and is never good enough to love anyone because of one mistake in life. I figure Dan would be the redeeming characters instead he was annoying, just as whiny as Alyssa and couldn’t seem to stop pinning for the woman until he got her into bed. 

Basically the story lacks creativity- it needed to be something new in the military\merc genre of books. The authors wording was slightly off she used the word redding to described when Alyssa blushed and other times a different word would have been better to describe what was going on. The ending twist was pretty obvious to the reader bring zero twist to the book. I agreed with Mick in the book when he said “You’re letting her do this to you again.”

Dan was a weak character. Alyssa was a weak character and the story lacked creativity. The sex scenes were uncomfortable to read, the fight scenes were ok and the dialog had moments of being funny but fell short.  I expect a lot when it comes to this genre because there are so many well written novels out there this is not one of them.

Thanks Heidi for this review-

SynopsisIT’S ABOUT TO GET HOT IN THE JUNGLE

Rescuing a kidnapped aid worker from St. Isidore’s dangerous rebels is just another day at work for former pararescueman Dan Molina. But his mission falls apart when the woman—who once shattered his heart—refuses to leave the island.

Alexa Alyssandratos can’t return to her life as a nurse on the hurricane-ravaged Caribbean island, but she won't leave until she’s certain the orphans she cared for—especially one sick little girl—are safe from the rebels. Denied their ransom, a would-be dictator and his soldiers are hunting Alexa, and Dan is the only person who can protect her. Old passions reignite as she and Dan race to save the children before they disappear forever. 

Paperback, 271 pages
Published March 17th 2015 by Gwen Hernandez (first published March 11th 2015)
 Gwen Hernandez
Author Information:  Gwen writes romantic suspense, and books on Scrivener and other tools for writers. Formerly a manufacturing engineer, programmer, and business school instructor, she lives in Boston with her Air Force hero, two teenage boys, and a lazy golden retriever. Find her online at www.gwenhernandez.com.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Product Review - Natural product for heathy thyroid, metabolism - Thyroid Rite




Review:  I have 5 children and worry about my thyroid because my mom had 7 kids and then she lost all thyroid activity and sort of lost her mind before they discovered what the problem was - she was forgetful - tired and her hair looked strange - when the doctor got her on medication all of that cleared up and she is better now and takes her thyroid meds everyday - I have read loads of material about lower thyroid function and how it effects a person - I think I have had less thyroid function at different times in my life and I worry about my metabolism.

I have taken selenium - folic acid and iodine(kelp) supplements to help boost my metabolism and this pill had many of the ingredients that I have read to be effective in helping your thyroid along.  Your thyroid function needs to be very low for the medical tests to detect it and you can be having many side effects of that drop before the doctor can tell that it has dropped - weight gain - fatigue - cold all the time - forgetful is my issue and I wonder if that is my thyroid or my multi-tasking too much - either way I think taking these pills will help me feel better and help my thyroid along so I can keep my thyroid function working well for the long haul.

Takes these pills with food - I took one without food and burped up hot hot air after taking the pill - not pleasant but proves the ingredients are in the pill - I could taste the Cayenne Pepper but when I take the pills with food no issue so take these with food.  I like the idea of boosting my thyroid activity with these natural pills instead of just hoping things will get better - the more children you have the higher the chance your thyroid will quit working so get these pills if you are worried about weight gain - being cold - and forgetful as you go about your normal life - this is an issue for many women so use this and give yourself a chance not to be exhausted all the time before the doctor can give you anything but a "I don't know why you are having these symptoms."

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book Review - Lion Heart - A. C Gaughen - Released May 15th

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Title: Lion Heart (Scarlet #3)

Author: A.C. Gaughen

Stars: 5 out of 5

Review:
I have never been so excited to read the end of a series in my entire life.  I mean I didn't want to say goodbye to Scarlet and Robin Hood but all good things must come to an end and I think A.C. Gaughen did a wonderful job saying good bye.

We pick up right where the last book left off give or take a few months Scarlet is in prison trying to get free. We are introduced to several new characters each one building the story A.C. Gaughen started with Scarlett. As always the author stayed true to her characters with one exception I wished some how John was in this book. Scarlet struggles with her identity but when she finally accepts who she really is and what power she hold the whole book heads into a wonderful direction causing the reader to want to learn more about this time in history to find the truth from the stories.

This book shows so much growth in A.C. Gaughen writing style and I look forward to seeing what else she plans to write. The first book in the series had moment where I wasn't sure it was well written but more a writing assignment but as I have read the other two she had grown in her writing ability.

When the book ends you can tell A.C. Gaughen wanted to keep the story going because the end doesn't feel like an end but a pause in the story.  I wanted to ask What happened to King Richard? The author fills in the historical details which was fun but I really wanted more I wanted to get to know Scarlet and how she would be with her father. Even if it is just fiction I would have enjoyed reading that interaction.

This book dives more into the history of England which I enjoyed since I am a history nut. 

This book completes the trilogy that I didn't want to end. I will miss Scarlet, Robin Hood, and Much!

I was given an advance copy though Netgalley. 

Thanks to Heidi for this review.

Synopsis:  The eagerly-awaited conclusion to the Scarlet trilogy delivers another action-packed and romance-filled adventure.

Scarlet has captured the hearts of readers as well as the heart of Robin Hood, and after ceaseless obstacles and countless threats, readers will finally find out the fate of the Lady Thief.

Imprisoned by Prince John for months, Scarlet finds herself a long way from Nottinghamshire. After a daring escape from the Prince's clutches, she learns that King Richard’s life is in jeopardy, and Eleanor of Aquitaine demands a service Scarlet can’t refuse: spy for her and help bring Richard home safe. But fate—and her heart—won’t allow her to stay away from Nottinghamshire for long, and together, Scarlet and Rob must stop Prince John from going through with his dark plans for England. They can not rest until he’s stopped, but will their love be enough to save them once and for all? 

Hardcover, 348 pages

Expected publication: May 19th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
A.C. Gaughen
Author Information:  I am shamelessly addicted to staying up far too late (it feels like stealing time), diet coke (it burns so good), Scotland (stupid country stole my heart and won't give it back. Interpol has been ineffective for prosecution) and thieves (so I guess I'm not that mad at Scotland). 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Product Review - Liquid Chalk Markers - 8 Fun Colors - plus WIN a set of your own!!!


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Review:  Fun to use and great for window art - we now love to decorate our windows for any and every occasion - Car Windows - for weddings - graduations - birthdays - anniversaries - any and all special and not so special occasions - these are fun to use and my class at school loves to decorate the windows also - a bit of a fight broke out so the markers were put on a time-out until peace and be reestablished in the class.

The windows in my classroom look great and are so easy to wash off when they are not as nice as they are currently - they wash off with water or window cleaner and it doesn't take much time or effort - easy to use and easy to wash off when finished - these markers are a hit at home and at school.

I think they would make a great gift item for any artist in your life and anyone who just loves to draw on everything and anything - my kids love these markers and so do I - I have younger kids and older kids using these markers and all of them love the bright bold colors and the way they flow onto the the surface you are using.

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