Monday, August 31, 2015

Change - It happens all the time -

We have decided that life is getting to be a bit more them we can handle, keep up with this blog and all the reading we do - so we are handing the reins to Heidi and her husband Doug.

Heidi is an avid reader and reviewer for this blog - you may not notice we are gone at all.  

Thank you for many years of great reads and I hope many more - Heidi may change a few things and that is her right - the email will change, but all the other items will remain the same - except Heidi will now be in charge - 

Thanks for all of your support and Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Product Review - Anaiti Neck and Decollet Cream

Product:  Neck Firming Cream - Best For Tightening Sagging Skin, Smoothing Face, Chest - Anti-Aging Skincare for Wrinkles, Fine Lines - Daily Moisturizer or Night Cream For Women and Men - Advanced Dermatology  

Review  This smells fabulous and works just as well - the cream is white and thick - it absorbs well and feels great on the skin - The smell again is amazing and my skin looks better and better every time I use this cream - my neck and chest are looking better and younger - 46 year old skin needs all the help it can get and this is doing a great job.

I was at the Dr for a check-up and he said and you are how old as he looked at my chart and then looked at me and stated quite surprised "you don't look"  well maybe they are suppose to say stuff like that to help customer service ----well it works he is my favorite Dr. now.

I received this item for an honest review and I do love it.


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PERFECT GIFT IDEA: Buy For Valentine's Day, Weddings, Birthdays, Mother's, Father's Day, Christmas.

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Product Review - Cujo Control Bark Collar

Product:  Dog Training Collar With Remote - 8 Levels of Shock and Vibration Correction Plus Sound Mode - Fully Adjustable Electric E Collar With Remote for Large, Medium, and Small Dogs - Best Puppy Training and Dog Obedience Training - Wireless Rechargeable and Water-Resistant Anti Bark Collar with Range up to 800M Lets You Train 2 Dogs - 100% Satisfaction Best Lifetime Guarantee!
by Cujo Control

Review:  My collar did not work and I followed all the instructions so I sent the company a message and they responded that they would send me a new collar and so I am now waiting for the new collar.

The design is interesting with the remote control - it takes more time on your part to train your dog, but training the dog has always been worth it in the end for my dogs - the hours spent training my dogs has always paid off as they are better dogs for my family and anyone who comes to visit - so I am looking forward to using this item to cut down the barking in my home -

I received this item for an honest review -

Description:  HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR DOG. Sidetracked by squirrels, cats, dogs, or cars and vehicles? With our dog training collar, your dog will respond to you and come to you the first time using this electronic dog collar despite all other distractions. One call and they'll be there, right by your side. Best dog correction collar for your best friend.
MOST DOGS CAN DO A COMPLETE 180 and change within just days using shock collar training, sometimes with just one click of the button. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on obedience training, but your friends will think you're the real dog whisperer simply by training with our adjustable dog training collar.
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- Running, barking, jumping, chewing are all a thing of the past. 
- The safe and humane thing for any responsible pet owner to use. Your dog will be obedient and well behaved.
- Train up to two dogs from the same transmitter 
- Range up to 800M - LCD white backlight 
- 8 levels shock and vibration adjustable 
- One level sound mode comes with transmitter (60dB) 
- Red LED flashing and sound model in receiver 
- Rechargeable and water-resistant design 
- Fits dogs that weigh 10 pounds to 150+ pounds 
- Fits dog neck size from 8 inches to 21 inches
Buy today and a portion of your purchase will go towards animal shelters across the US.
- Too many unfortunate pets will go to a shelter or rescue group this year 
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So try one out now, and when you do, consider purchasing two collars. One for you and one for a friend or family member that could use a better trained pet.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Book Review - What to Do with a Duke - Sally Mackenzie

Title:  What to Do with a Duke

Author:  Sally MacKenzie

Review:  A historical romance that is set in Lovers Bridge. The spinster house has become vacant and it is required that the Duke of Hart choose the next occupant and this must be done in a timely manner. Therein lies the problem as there are three young ladies who desire to have the occupancy of the house. One of the three, Isabelle Catherine Hutting is determined to have the house and to remain a spinster. The two unmovable forces face off and sparks fly.

A delightful tale skillfully told by a master craftsman.

I gave it a five star rating and would read other offerings by this author.

I received this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Thanks Frank for your review

Synopsis:  Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing—or fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…

With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin....

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Zebra
Sally MacKenzie
Author Information:   Sally MacKenzie decided to become a writer in grade school when she read one of her stories to the class. Her classmates laughed and she was hooked. She sat down immediately to pen her first novel.

Well, not exactly.

The hooked part is right--cursed might be a better description--but the sitting down and writing part came later. Much later. 

Sally eventually went on to college, majoring in English, and, upon graduation, did what many English majors do--she went to law school. But she still couldn’t shake her dream of writing fiction. Midway through law school, she faced the fact that she really did not want to be a lawyer. She took a permanent leave of absence, came home to the Washington, D.C. area, and sat down to type her first novel.

Well, not exactly.

She did come home and write, but mostly she wrote regulations for the United States government’s school nutrition programs. (Ketchup as a vegetable, anyone?) When her law school sweetheart graduated, he moved to D.C. and they got married. A couple years later, the first of their four sons was born, and Sally “retired” to manage their family. She wrote a story or two and some picture book texts, all now stored away in a filing cabinet, but she spent most of her energies on baby tending which rapidly evolved into carpool driving. She became an extremely skilled scheduler, getting all four boys to soccer, basketball, baseball, track, swimming, piano, scouts, and birthday parties without ever losing one. (Okay, she did lose the youngest for a few minutes, but she found him before he’d toddled into the parking lot.) And she did more writing--school newsletters, auction programs, class plays, swim league guidance, and the acclaimed annual MacKenzie family newsletter--but no fiction.

Finally, the boys started driving (Eek!) and leaving for college. The nest was emptying and she wasn't getting any younger. The time had come to chase the dream or let it go for good, so she sat down at the computer and wrote. And rewrote. And rewrote again until she had a polished manuscript. She joined the Romance Writers of America, and when the plea went out for Regency manuscripts for the 2004 Golden Heart contest, she sent in The Naked Duke. The stars aligned. She made the final round, and one of the judging editors liked the manuscript and offered to buy it.

Yee haw!!

When not writing or obsessing over the various mysteries of book promotion, Sally can be found at the gym working hard to age gracefully, at the pool on the SLOW side of the Masters swim practice, or at one meeting or another volunteering at the helm of the summer swim league. 

Here's Sally with her family--she's 5 ft. 8 in. tall, but she's short in this crowd. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review - Noggin - John Corey Whaley -

Title:  Noggin

Author:  John Corey Whaley

Review:  We listened to this book on CD in the van as we drove out west for our family road trip this year - we ended up at a Dude Ranch for a family reunion - about a 20 hour drive so we listened to books along the way and this is the 1st one we listened too - 

Loved the idea of this book - the concept is great and it really does relate to my son at this point in his life - Travis, in the book, is frozen for 5 years and when he wakes up with a different body he feels like it is been no time at all - like he went to sleep and just woke up - well the rest of his world has been going on for the last 5 years and things have changed for them but not for Travis and he has a difficult time moving past that discrepancy in what he thinks and what they think.

My son spent 2 years in South America while all his friends from HS went to college and are now graduating and getting jobs - my son is 2 years behind them - of course he speaks Spanish like a native and had amazing experiences living on the economy and getting to know the people, but he still has 2 plus years of college to go before graduation and getting a "real" job and it has been a difficult transition for him.  He loved his time in Chile, but he also is not happy with being what he considers behind his peers in life - but is he really?  

Well in this book Travis lives in the past for quite awhile - he is still only 16 and everyone else has aged 5 years more - it is a hard thing for him to put together and especially with his girlfriend who is engaged - my sons HS love is also getting married and that is a tough one for him - but every choice has consequences even good choices and we can choose our choices but we cannot choose our consequences - bummer - Travis is learning this the hard way - 

The book was interesting but too long in places and I hated the ending - the family decided the book was a 3 star read and that a few changes could have made it more 5 star worthy.

Synopsis:  Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice. 

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

John Corey Whaley
Author Information:  JOHN ‘COREY’ WHALEY grew up in the small town of Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories. He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten or eleven, but now writes realistic YA fiction (which sometimes includes zombies…). He taught public school for five years and spent much of that time daydreaming about being a full-time writer…and dodging his students’ crafty projectiles. He is terrible at most sports, but is an occasional kayaker and bongo player. He is obsessed with movies, music, and traveling to new places. He is an incredibly picky eater and has never been punched in the face, though he has come quite close. One time, when he was a kid, he had a curse put on him by a strange woman in the arcade section of a Wal-Mart. His favorite word is defenestration. His favorite color is green. His favorite smell is books. He currently splits his time between Louisiana and Los Angeles. 

Where Things Come Back is his first novel.

NOGGIN, his second novel, is out on April 8, 2014

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Book Review - The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy - Julia Quinn

Title:  The Secrets of Sir Richard Kenworthy 

Author:  Julia Quinn

Review:  I enjoy this authors writing and I enjoyed this book also - it seemed a bit slower to get going then some of her books I have read in the past - but the story got moving and the romance bloomed - I like the build up of Victorian Age romances since what was proper was so different then it is now -that a simple peck on the cheek was huge and a kiss would ruin a women - well this romance is slow to build as it should be - no Slam Bam Thank You Mam here - 

I did guess the secret which when told was almost laughable in today's society but a serious issue back then - I also  love the ways she writes about the big homes and the secret passages and gardens - it is like almost seeing them for myself -  the large 4 post beds and the fireplaces alight with flame-heat- and passion steaming up the windows - 

Iris is a sweet girl and Richard is a nice gentleman which leads to misunderstandings and hurt feelings since no one can ever say what they really are thinking or want in these books - but it all works itself out in the end.

I picked this book of the new releases at my local library.

Synopsis:  Sir Richard Kenworthy has less than a month to find a bride. He knows he can't be too picky, but when he sees Iris Smythe-Smith hiding behind her cello at her family's infamous musicale, he thinks he might have struck gold. She's the type of girl you don't notice until the second—or third—look, but there's something about her, something simmering under the surface, and he knows she's the one.

Iris Smythe–Smith is used to being underestimated. With her pale hair and quiet, sly wit she tends to blend into the background, and she likes it that way. So when Richard Kenworthy demands an introduction, she is suspicious. He flirts, he charms, he gives every impression of a man falling in love, but she can't quite believe it's all true. When his proposal of marriage turns into a compromising position that forces the issue, she can't help thinking that he's hiding something . . . even as her heart tells her to say yes.

Mass Market Paperback, 378 pages
Published January 27th 2015 by Avon
Julia Quinn
Author Information:  #1 New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don't read (or write) romance, and in 2001 she did so in grand style, competing on the the game show The Weakest Link and walking away with the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music, and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

In 2010, Ms Quinn won her third RITA Award in four years and was the thirteenth author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her books have been translated into twenty-eight languages, and she has been profiled in USA Today and TIME Magazine. Her twenty-third novel, The Sum of All Kisses, was released in late 2013.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Product Review - Vitamin D - Truesynergy

Review:  What can I say about Vitamin D except you need to take it when you are not in the sun everyday - so all winter where I live and if you don't believe me ask your doctor - if you drink milk you may be OK but if not you need this stuff to keep you healthy and happy all winter long -

In the summer we get vitamin D from the sun and yet in the winter we suffer and wonder why? Not enough vitamin D dummy - so get some and take it everyday - this is a good one - easy to swallow and made of good stuff - so get a bottle and stay healthy this winter and don't shake hands that will also help you stay healthy and happy all winter long -

I received this item for an honest review -

Description:  Premium quality Vitamin D3 is the ultimate supplement for people who have weak bones or are suffering from immune system problems. Deficiency of Vitamin D3 can lead to several problems in life and is a major cause for many diseases, fatigue and laziness. The lack of the vitamin in the body is a common factor and people suffer heavily when ignoring the symptoms. It is something that requires immediate attention and the person needs to supplement the shortage of Vitamin D3 in the body to avoid illness, fatigue and tiredness.
Premium Quality Vitamin D3 supplements are the perfect solution to Vitamin D3 deficiency issues. The 5000 Iu bottle provide high potency and is the perfect cure for the problem.

The gels are soft in nature so that it is not inconvenient to taken them. It is a 100% pure and natural supplement. It improves muscle, dental, breast and bone health immediately and has a great effect after the necessary dose.

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Product Review - Soft Silicone Slow Feed Dog Bowl - My Lucky Pets


Review:  My dog will eat 24 hours a day if we let him and it shows when we pick him up - he will eat so fast that he will throw up after eating and then proceed to eat that - yuck!! - Well this is hard for him to eat fast since he needs to pick the pieces of food out of the soft silicone hills - he is still excited to have the food and knows it is there and tries and tries to eat fast but he can't -

He will not get frustrated because there is food there and he will eventually get it all - and then walk off happy to have a full tummy - we need to watch what he eats or he gets so round and heavy -

Our other dog never eats so he is fed in a regular bowl to high for the little gobbler - I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  The Secret to A Healthy Dog 

We at My Lucky Pets have been working very hard to bring you the highest quality slow feed dog bowl so your pet can enjoy the thrill of the chase from this exciting feeder for many happy years to come. To do this we have set up an exclusive agreement with the highest quality silicone manufacturer that we could find to build us these bowls using the purest quality food grade silicone. 


-Studies have shown a 15% increase in the risk of Bloat from fast eaters. Among dog's who get Bloat it is 30% fatal. Lucky Pets Slow Feed Bowl has been proven to help slow down eating and reduce the risks and potentially fatal harm that can come from your pet's own appetite! 
-Silicone has proven to be the safest and most reliable material available. Don't worry about the long term damage that can come from a dog frantically trying to get food from a hard plastic bowl. Instead feed your pet the FUN way with a long lasting, easy cleaning soft silicone bowl. 

We use this bowl for all of our own dogs here at My Lucky Pets. We are so sure you will be happy with our product we will offer a full 30 day, no muss, no fuss, no questions asked guarantee. If you are not happy for any reason contact us and we will refund your purchase! 

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PROFESSIONAL QUALITY ❤ Made only from FDA approved food grade silicone, this bowl provides a healthy and safe way to control your dogs appetite and limit Bloat, Regurgitation, Obesity, and Overeating.
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SAFE FOR YOUR PET ❤ This bowl has been specially designed with your dog's safety in mind. No risk of damage to your dog's retina or nose as has been reported with some of the hard plastic slow feeders!
GREAT FOR CATS TOO ❤ Cats love to chase and like nothing more than pawing their food out from this fun feeder. Let your cat enjoy the game of pulling a piece of food out and see their enjoyment as they succeed.
FUN AND EFFECTIVE ❤ Make every meal time a fun time for your pet! The Large size (12"L x 9" W x 2"H) is suitable for most pets. If your pet is small pick the Small size (9.5"L x 7"W x 1.5"H) to make meal time a little easier for them!

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Product Review -

Product:  Best Baby Car Seat Cover for Boys and Girls with Innovative Wind-Proof Design, INCLUDES BONUS COUPONS, Fits all Newborn Car Seats, Including...  
from Armful Of Love

Review:  This car set cover is made of bamboo and is not lined like others I have seen and had - but this is also stretchy at the top to fit over the hood tightly and keep the wind off of your babies face - I hate when my babies get wind in their faces a gasp and then end up with ear infections -  Some will say that is not why they get ear infections, but that is the way it works with my babies - so better to be careful then sorry -

Also the bottom of the cover has double sided tape to stick to secure the cover the the base so it does not blow up when it is windy - this also covers the baby so that looky lous are not peering at your infant when you are shopping - or at the park or library - keep that baby covered to protect them from the sun and wind -

I included a photo so you can see that this is not a lined cover for colder climates but for warmer climates or summer - I received this item for an honest review -

Every baby carrier needs a cover to protect the occupant from wind- dust - dirt - sun - etc - protect your little bundle - the attachments to the handle are velcro and east to attach and detach from the handle -

Description:  Your Friends And Neighbors Will Marvel "That's One Hot, Smart Mommy"

Parents everywhere love car seat cover canopies. They keep most germs off of their precious new baby while giving that car seat a makeover. But despite the many carseat covers out there, one problem is consistent between the majority:

The Slightest Breeze Blows The Flaps Right Off The Car Seat Exposing Your Infant Not only is it annoying, but it really startles your newborn. It's a problem that for the first time in car seat cover history that is going to be fully addressed for our lucky customers.

When you purchase your Armful Of Love Baby Carseat Cover, here's what you should do:

After you see your order has shipped, watch for our e-mail. Open it and scroll down the page, and you'll find your attached instructions on how to apply the included adhesive velcro to the sides of your baby's car seat.

With your purchase, you'll also have instant access to an instructional video on how to properly use the 360° Flap Control Technology to fully protect your baby from:

• Summer Heat
• Coughing Children And Adults Who Refuse To Cover Their Mouth
• Light/Stronger Breezes
• And more!
Armful Of Love's unique, yet trendy solution will fend off far more than germs and weather, but will actually fend off those strangers you always encounter at the supermarket. You know, the ones who insist on touching your baby... Who knows where those hands have been?!

We applaud your smart choice and are eager to show off our product and award-winning customer service.

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Order yours now and consider another one for your best friend!

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Product Review - Grill Master Gloves

Review:  Love these gloves they can handle super hot items from the stove or BBQ and you do not feel a thing - do not use them wet - the water will reduce their ability to keep the heat out - but when they are dry like usually then they are  amazing at keep your hands cool and safe from getting burned.

I have picked up pots that are boiling on the stove - I have picked up the BBQ grill plate to move it with these  gloves - great gloves that everyone needs in their home and BBQ.  Great gift item for everyone on your gift giving list - Buy one set for yourself and one for your best friend or mate - they will thank you for it - believe me - I bought some for my mom and she loves them -

I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  Your Search For The Best Oven Gloves Is Over! Purchase From Us Today And Stop Burning Your Hands! Instead Stay Cool And Look Forward To...

We have raised the bar on Grill Master Gloves EN 407 932F Certified Cooking Gloves designed to be more heat resistant and safer than any other brand of oven mits and pot holders, grilling gloves, and hot mitts around high temperature. Simply enjoy your cooking experience safely every time!


•Unlike other brands they are made from the best quality materials used by firefighters with exterior layer of Para & Meta aramid fibers that insulate and protect from extreme high temperatures with 100% cotton lining interior for maximum comfort control and flexibility. 
•Use them as smoking gloves, hot mitts on or around fireplace, cast iron, grilling pans, camping grill, bbq, iron skillet, microwave, weber and more. Move hot items with ease in the kitchen or on the grill like no oven mitt or hot mitt can do. 
•10 finger design is much easier and safer to use than any hot mitts or pot holders. They are ambidexturous right handed and left handed and easy to put on and take off. Cleaning gloves is easy, they are machine washable and long wearing 
•They protect from direct flame as well as hi temp heat. Outer layer is fireproof and does not burn or melt when exposed to open flame. Unlike other brands they provide protection past your wrist due to the longer length. 
• You can even move hot logs on a fire or change a light bulb! Please note gloves do not protect against heat from hot liquids.

Buy a set of Grill Master Gloves With A Better Than Any Hot Mitts / Oven Mitts Offer "100% No Hassle Replacement or Your Money Back - Click The 'Add to Cart' Button Before We're Out Of Stock - When you do consider getting two sets, one for you and one as a gift for your best friend.

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Product Review - DanceCrazy Ultra Stretch - Stretching Strap Band for Everyone

Product:  DanceCrazy Ultra Stretch - Stretching Strap Band for Everyone
by DanceCrazy

Review:  Simple but wow it works - you need to use it to see results so don't just hang it in your closet and forget about it - using it you will see your flexibility return or get better then it ever was.- this strap has hand holds at every level so you can start where you are and work to a better more stretching you grip as you get more flexible - You can stretch one foot or both at the same time and you can stretch your toes to help if you have heel pain and need that extra pull to help stretch and rest that sore tendon.

Pain and achiness is not necessary if you take care of your body and keep it moving and flexible - this little strap will help you stay young and moving if you use and you stretch - I received this item for an honest review -

Stretch everyday and get oxygen to your body - get moving and feel better - flexibility is needed for healthy movement and why get old before your time.

Description:  The DanceCrazy Ultra Stretch Strap!
Simple, yet extremely helpful in stretching.

Brand New from DanceCrazy, an aid in stretching muscles before or after a workout. Great product for people who have always found stretching un-assisted to be difficult. Allows you to finally get a good stretch on your own!

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book Review - Speaking in Bones - Kathy Reichs

Title:  Speaking in Bones 

Rating:  4 stars out of 5 

Review:  Well I have read every book in this series and some of them I have enjoyed more then others - this one actually was quite good - I liked that Tempe was less supergirl like in this book then in the last few - also a large amount of dialogue was used to point out why she is such a supergirl at times in her books - I enjoyed that because I completely agreed with her and feel the same way - as a person we need to believe we can take care of ourselves and we do not want to think someone needs to come in and save us from ourselves and from others - 

Ryan was in this book and I love their relationship and the way they interact with each other - it is a real relationship that is not based on fake anything - it is a long time in coming and everyone - including you - have issues and need to realize that when you set out and start a relationship with another person who you would like to be perfect - but is not quite perfect enough you need to be OK with that since you are not perfect at all - 

Tempe's mother is in this book and you hear a bit from her sister - Katy is back in the service and out of county - we do not hear from Pete in this book and that is good I thing - we all need a break from Pete - A good mystery with loads of death and body pieces - new characters that you will like and life decisions that will change things in the future - 

A good read that took me 2 days of free time to get through - I didn't want to put it down and kept picking it up as I had time.

This series is recommended for mystery loves - 

Synopsis:  The latest blockbuster suspense novel in the pulse-pounding Temperance Brennan series, from #1 New York Times bestselling author and forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs.

For every case Temperence Brennance has solved, there remain innumerable unidentified bodies in her lab. Information on some of these is available online, where amateur sleuths sometimes take a stab at solving cases. One day, Tempe gets a call from Hazel “Lucky” Strike, a web sleuth who believes she’s successfully connected a body in Tempe’s lab to a missing persons report on an eighteen-year-old named Cora Teague. Since the bones in her lab do seem to match Cora’s medical records, Tempe looks into the case, returning to the spot where the bones were originally found. What seems at first to be an isolated tragedy takes on a more sinister cast as Tempe uncovers two more sets of bones nearby. When she then learns that the area is known as a viewing point for a famous unexplained light phenomenon with significance for a local cult, Tempe’s suspicious turn to murder by ritual sacrifice—a theory thrown into question when Hazel herself turns up dead. Still reeling from her mother’s diagnosis and the shock of Andrew Ryan’s potentially life-change proposal, Tempe races to solve the murders before the body count climbs further.

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by Bantam
Kathy Reichs
Author Information:  Kathy Reichs is a forensic anthropologist for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina, and for the Laboratoire des Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Quebec. She is one of only fifty forensic anthropologists certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. A professor of anthropology at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte and Montreal and is a frequent expert witness in criminal trials.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Book Review - The Utopia Experiment - Robert Ludlum creator - and Kyle Mills author

Title:  Robert Ludlum's The Utopia Experiment

Author:  Kyle Mills

This was a great book, I am sure it has been reviewed many times but I would like to share my thoughts on it.

Robert Ludlum died a number of years ago so a group of authors have published under his name with their own names in smaller letters.  They all write the same type of book that Ludlum wrote, the same exciting unbelievable adventures as the Bourne series.

This particular series is called the Covert One novels.  The main character is Colonel Jon Smith MD who works for the military? as an immunologist, which is only a cover for his under cover work as an operative for an agency only the President knows about.  This agency was formed to have deep cover agents in all countries including our own to uncover espionage of every sort.

This particular book, "The Utopia Experiment" starts in Russia before the fall of the Soviet Union as a background story and goes then to the modern day.  The story is right out of the headlines of tomorrow, instead of using our phones, steel posts are put into the users skull that allows the user to see icons in front of his face and with a quick movement of his head can access any media he wants.  For those of us not able to accept having holes drilled into our heads there are also headsets that will do the same thing.  The software allows the user to see what the main frame knows about any given person (privacy rights are only briefly discussed) if they are a good person, in the softwares research the halo around the person will glow bright green if they are not it will go to a lighter green to a red for the really "bad" guy.

Driesner, the head of the company has offered exclusive rights to the United States Armed forces to warfare software, giving soldiers the ability to see combatants lit up even though they would normally not be able to see them, behind trees, in buildings.  Dr Jon Smith is sent to examine this technology and see if it is worth the billion dollar price tag.

The technology is just what the creator said it would be and Dr Jon Smith loves everything it can do. The only problem is "when something looks to good to be true" maybe it needs to be checked out a little further, enter Randi--with no trust of technology what so ever.....

Great story, exciting clear to the end!  I give this book four out of five stars only because near the end you have to wonder how the two heroes could possibly survive another "deadly attack" and live to tell the tale.

Thanks Eileen for this review.

Synopsis:  With U.S. intelligence agencies wracked by internal power struggles and paralyzed by bureaucracy, the president has been forced to establish his own clandestine group--Covert-One. It's activated only as a last resort, when the threat is on a global scale and time is running out.

When Dresner Industries unveils the Merge, a device that is destined to revolutionize the world and make the personal computer and smartphone obsolete, Covert-One operative Colonel Jon Smith is assigned to assess its military potential. He discovers that enhanced vision, real-time battlefield displays, unbreakable security, and near-perfect marksmanship are only the beginning of a technology that will change the face of warfare forever--and one that must be kept out of the hands of America's enemies at all costs.

Meanwhile, in the mountains of Afghanistan, CIA operative Randi Russell encounters an entire village of murdered Afghans--all equipped with enhanced Merge technology that even the Agency didn't know existed. As Smith and Russell delve into the circumstances surrounding the Afghans' deaths, they're quickly blocked by someone who seems to have access to the highest levels of the military--a person that even the president knows nothing about.

Is the Merge really as secure as its creator claims? And what secrets about its development is the Pentagon so desperate to hide? Smith and Russell are determined to learn the truth. But they may pay for it with their lives . . .

Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published February 26th 2013 by Grand Central Publishing
Kyle Mills
Author Information:   Kyle Mills lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where he spends his time skiing, rock climbing and writing books.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Product Review - RFID Blocking Sleeves

Review:  Well I cannot test these covers I do not have a RFID detector ro that is out - I like the fun bright colors that they come in and they fit one card - any more and they would be to tight to get them out of the sleeve- I hope they protect my cards and that is why I have them - cyber theft - card cloning - scanning is happening and then you don't even know because you have the card with you - so protect yourself with these sleeves - 

I am happy so far with them - I received this item for a discount for an honest review - 

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Product Review - KUUK Popsicle


Review:  We love these - my kids love push pops and I hate buying them but we got these in the mail yesterday and took a Dannon yogurt drink and poured it into these 2 of them - and waited and book push pops - out of what we knew was a good item - also then my son used the other 2 and poured in a pink lemonade drink and a few hours later enjoyed a pink lemonade popsicle -

So easy to use and fun at the same time - my kids are thrilled that they can make their own frozen treats out of whatever they feel like at the time - these are soft silicone and have covers so they do not spills when placed in the freezer - these are the new favorite and they are now being fought over so I may need to buy another set so that we have more frozen treats at the sametime and less fighting over them -

Such a great idea and product - I would recommend these to anyone who enjoys frozen treats and you can control what you put in and freeze so healthy or now - it is up to you. I received these for an honest review - you get 4 I only took a photo of 2 since the other 2 where in the freezer already almost as soon as they opened the package - the whole family is in love with these little wonders -

Description:  Don't waste your money on pricy store-bought popsicles. These silicone ice pop molds are the perfect, easy way to stay cool this summer. Just add your favourite juice, yogurt, or fruit ingredients and pop them in the freezer. In just a little while, you'll have cool, delicious homemade ice pops!

No questionable ingredients
With these ice pop makers, you're in charge. That means you and your family won't get the artificial food dyes, flavours, and questionable ingredients you find in store-bought popsicles. Just add your favourite real fruit juice, fresh fruit, or whip up a delicious smoothie to freeze for later. You can also add your choice of healthy yogurt for a quick and tasty frozen yogurt treat. The only limit is your imagination, and since you control the ingredients, you can feel good about giving treats to your family every day of the week.

No drips, drops, or mess
Each mold has a tight fitting lid, so you don't have to worry about drips in the freezer. You can even lie them on their sides and no liquid will escape. This also makes them great for leftovers. Just pop the lid back on and put your ice pops back in the freezer. No drips, spills, or sticky mess.

Durable silicone materials
Made from durable 100% silicone, these ice pop makers are designed with safety in mind. There's no BPA and other chemicals found in plastic, and you'll note no aftertaste in the finished product. Silicone is also washable, dishwasher safe, and lasts for ages without breaking down.

Fun colours
These molds come in six fun colours that kids and adults will both love. They also make a stylish addition for any summer barbecue or kids' party.

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Free Range Mommy

Product Review - Premium 10L Waterproof Bag and Phone Dry Bag. long adjustable Shoulder Strap Included

Review:  Fantastic and so much space that I can fit everything I need to stay dry in this bag - keeping things dry is the way to enjoy a canoe trip if things get wet not so much fun at all - this bag is perfect and I the cell phone bag also you can use it for you phone and take photos or you can keep you electronic car keys in there and protect those so you can drive when you are finished - one car at the start one at the finish and yet you still need car keys with you so you can dry back to the start for the other car so this is perfect to keep those keys and cell phones dry and safe for further use -

If you get outdoors and you know that rain is a real possibility everywhere - we were in southern Utah and got poured on this July so no month or place is completely safe from the rain - well except for Northern Chile - were it rained 2 times in 2 years while my son was there - maybe you will not need this bag there but everywhere else you will need it -

Pack light pack more this is a great bag you can make it smaller if needed just fold and stuff with your stuff - I received this item for an honest review.

Description:  100% WATERPROOF BAGS GUARANTEED - The Toughest, Heavy Duty Dry Compression Sack there Is. The very best, Premium 500D Vinyl Material, Waterproof so Tight It Floats or Can Handle Quick Submersions, Stays Soft and Flexible Even In Cold Weather, Reinforced At All Stress Points, Make It Even Tougher!
LARGE QUALITY WATERPROOF PHONE CASE INCLUDED Worth $12 Alone! This Case Fits All Large Smartphones Up to 6.0" Diagonal Size, like the iphone 6 plus & Samsung Galaxy s5, Great for The beach, fishing, Water Parks and Water Sports Activities, Offers Waterproof / Snowproof / Sandproof Protection for your Device While Still Maintaining Full Touch Screen Functionality, Awesome!
A PERFECT MID SIZED DRY BAG - This 10 Liter, waterproof bag is Perfect To Keep Your Personal Stuff Safe from Harm For the Day. Fantastic For Traveling, Water Sports, Kayaking, Canoeing, Boating, White Water Rafting, Skiing, Snowboarding, and a Lifetime Of Rugged Adventures!
THE WATERPROOF PHONE CASE Has a Clear Window, On the Front and Back, Perfect for Taking Pictures, Videos and Checking Emails and 100 feet IPX8 Certified Waterproof. PLEASE NOTE That Your Bodies Electrical Charge Operates Touchscreen Technology, Some Smartphones When Submerged, Loose The Connection and Underwater Touchscreen May Not Work.
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Your Waterproof Bag is as tough as they come, resists tears, abrasions, punctures, & WILL last a life time! Made from the very highest quality Pure Grade Y7.5mm thick 500D (Denier Density) WATERPROOF Polymer, it's soft, flexible & strong, even in the harshest of conditions, whether you are in the freezing conditions of Alaska or in a desert keeping the dust out! Thermo welding technology ensures the strong seams are watertight. Reinforced construction at all stress points, make it even tougher!

IMPORTANT INFO-To ensure a watertight seal, tightly roll down the top of the bag a minimum of 3-4 times & connect the buckle. phone case- make sure to check the clip & opening of the bag each time you use it for damage.

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Product Review - Rodent Repellent Mouse Control Deodorizer

by J.I's Mouse Deodorizer

Review:  Like the smell this gives the space you leave this little packet in and I like that it is not poison - we just came from an old farm house where there was mouse poison everywhere and I am glad the company made it taste bad because my 2 year old son thought it was nerds on the floor and tasted one and then spit it out bringing it to me and telling me Yuck!! --thank heaven it was Yuck!!! -

So this is safe compared to the poison and then with the poison you end up with dead rodents all over the place - when we moved into our house the basement had 20 or more dead mouse in the cupboards and small spaces - Yuck!!! for sure -

Natural alternative to poison - I received this item at a discount for an honest review -

Description:   RUN THE RODENT SMELL RIGHT OUT OF TOWN with this non-toxic, non poisonous, all natural, fresh scent mouse deodorizer. J.I's Mouse Deodorizer pouches not only deters mice smell, it also drives away any existing mice smells. Replace your bait station, blocks and trap kits with these smart paper pouches that pack a punch. They're easy to use, require no maintenance and work instantly. It's a safe and worry-free solution to your pest control smell problems at home and in large buildings...

ABSORBS BAD SMELLS AND LEAVES A FRESH SCENT - J.I's smells like a strong bar of Irish Spring soap. It's strong enough suck up mouse odor, but not pungent or overwhelming. It's pleasant. Plus, your nasty mouse nest fecal smell gets absorbed by it immediately. J.I's is the sweet smelling soap, and its granules absorb multiple odors, including urine, feces, dead animal smell, other odors organic to mice, and much much more...

LONG LASTING AND GUARANTEED! Mr. J.I. himself swears he's never had a customer complaint about his unique, decade's old blend of mouse de-odorizer, and we stand by him. If J.I's doesn't provide COMPLETE REMOVAL of your mouse smell problem in covered and enclosed areas, let us know and you'll receive a full and complete refund. As old farmers, it's our virtual handshake that you can trust with a North American-made product sold in the USA.

HUMANE AND HEALTHY PEST SMELL CONTROL, BETTER THAN POISON AND TRAPS, this unique blend of secret soap pellets and natural mineral concentrate means mice do not eat it. Remember, a lethal poison repellent leaves mice to die in nests in walls, insulation, inside cabinets and in dark corners. They rot and stink and it's the haunting smell you'll notice for the life of the building. J.I's makes these mice odors run out of the yard rather than leaving them to die... Poisons and rodenticide sprays are also deadly to your pet, guard dog or child. J.I's is a HUMAIN AND SAFE deterrent of smells. Mice don't eat it! And it's safe to touch and handle since it's made from non toxic earth products. You also don't have to spread it all over like granuals or deterrant gels that make a mess. The product never leaves its paper bag. It doesn't kill mice, so their carcasses aren't left rotting in hidden spaces... or out in plain site like sticky pads. (No animal suffering!)... Don't spend your days laying out, checking and "disposing" from snap and catch traps and glue boards. J.I's smell repeller is ZERO MAINTENANCE smell extermination during the life of the product. It's also more effective at mice smell control than finnicky electric and battery ultrasonic devices. AND, it absorbs lingering odours from leftover mouse nests, deodorizing them and leaving a crisp, clean smell...
ECONOMICAL AND EFFICIENT USE - Each individual pouch covers approximately 500 square feet of space. Poke holes in your packs, place them along your walls and walk away. That's it! Where other brands last only 1 month, J.I's smell eliminator continue to release over 182 days - that's 6 months of reusable value so you save more and don't waste time replacing bags and checking multiple traps that aren't effective at removing mice smell. Better than moth balls - multi packs work excellent in large and small warehouses, hotels, shops, machinery and garden sheds, garages, for a fresh tractor cab, trucks, RV campers and trailers, boats, cars, cottages and cabins, basements, storage bins and lockers, mobile homes and houses, and near seed plants, bags and indoor or outdoor use. No see, no view, no touch, no mess, like magic! Great for home defense against mice smells, even better for industrial and commercial application. Trusted across the continent, you too can be the victor over intruders smells - anywhere you want protection from mice smell is THEE spot for J.I's...

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