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Saturday, August 23, 2014

I'm back... Yes, for real. It's true. Let's catch up a bit.

I have been away from my blogging for far too long, but I am back on track now. I left my blog for a while because my life imploded and I filed for a divorce. I have an order of protection in place so there is no contact between myself and my ex. Then I started seeing my first boyfriend who helped me flip my house so I could sell it for a profit. He lost his wife to cancer about 2 1/2 years ago and we ended up getting married in Tombstone after he helped me flip my house back in March of 2014. It happened kind of fast and sometimes I still can't believe I am married to a different man after being married to someone else for 23 years. We decided to get married after my divorce and the very next day we were reciting our nuptials. Then we bought a house together in May of 2014.

To summarize, I have been more than a little bit preoccupied with all of the major changes in my life. But now I plan to get back to blogging, reviewing and working on writing to finish up a few self-publishing projects I'd started over a year ago.

I am also doing paid critiques through a very well-respected author/editor and feel privileged to be part of her team. So if you need a good critique and you are willing to pay for one, let me know and I will refer you to the person who hired me. Just let her know you are interested in a paid critique and want to have me do it. BTW, I critique romance novels, both Christian and secular, so if that's what you've got, I'm on it.

Here is a picture of myself with my new spouse. I think it's hilarious because it looks like I am going to kill him if he doesn't sign our marriage license. It was all part of our Tombstone wedding theme.

So what do you think?

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

This movie has the catchiest tune ever for its theme song. I saw it at the theater and loved it. Lots of political humor.

I know, I know, I haven't posted in awhile. I am going to get back on track soon, I promise... my life has just been crazy the past six months.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Now I'm giving away The Christmas Promise by Kimberly Rose Johnson!

About the book:  

No matter how lovely Keira Noble's smile, or how adorable her four-year-old son. He's been down that road before and knows it can lead to a broken heart. But that doesn't mean he can't help the pretty widow find a puppy to put under the Christmas tree for her son….

Pete claims he only wants to help her find the perfect gift for Cody. Yet Keira can't deny the tender feelings in his eyes whenever he looks at her. Could this handsome Scrooge have a change of heart, and create a new family for Christmas?

My thoughts: I don't have this book to review. It sounds great though!

Now for the question... 

"If you could choose any pet to receive for Christmas, what would you want?"

Sunday, November 17, 2013

New giveaway! Now I'm giving away Aloha Rose by Lisa Carter!

About the book:

When Laney Carrigan sets out to find her birth family, her only clue is the Hawaiian quilt a red rose snowflake appliqued on a white background in which she was found wrapped as an infant. Centering her search on the Big Island and battling fears of rejection, Laney begins a painstaking journey toward her true heritage. Kai Barnes, however, is determined to protect the people he s come to regard as family. He thinks Laney is nothing more than a gold digger and blocks every move she makes toward her Hawaiian family. As their conflict escalates, it puts at risk the one thing that Kai and Laney both want most a family.

And now for the question... Have you ever traveled to Hawaii? If not where would you go if you could?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Win an Ipad mini at the Liftuse blog tour for Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher (plus bonus review!)

Robin Lee Hatcher is celebrating the release of her latest novel, Belovedwith an iPad Mini giveaway! 
  One winner will receive:
  • An iPad Mini
  • Beloved by Robin Lee Hatcher
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on November 15th. Winner will be announced November 16th at Robin's blog.

Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Robin's blog on the 16th to see if you won. (Or, better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)!

My review:

Monday, November 11, 2013

My review of Refiner's Fire by Dayo Benson

About the book:

Lexi Dixon has pretty much reached the dizzy heights of superstardom, but certain things come with the territory; things that she never anticipated. Like the fact that one of her friends has stabbed her in the back and sold the gory details of her life story to a tabloid.

Just when Lexi thought that things couldn’t possibly get any worse, an unfortunate incident in New York forces her off the red carpet and into God’s refinery for a season—just when she really shouldn’t be taking a break!

A forced vacation means that Lexi has ample time on her hands to consider her life. She knows what she wants, but how far is she willing to go to get it? Does her career have to be mutually exclusive of her relationship with God? Does she have to settle for friendship with the man that turns her knees to Jell-O? Lexi has survived plastic surgery gone wrong, and even a kidnapping. But, matters of the heart are a whole different ball game!

Lexi decides that there’s only so much a girl can take. She doesn’t have time for love anyway. However, as things spiral out of control, she soon realizes that her heart got stolen long before she even started trying to protect it.

My review:

Finished the book and loved the satisfying conclusion, though it took the heroine a long time to get there. This entire series had enough twists and turns to make a reader dizzy, but there were a few constants as well. All in all I loved the transformation of Lexi into who she became at the end of the series. The author did a great job showing her being slowly transformed and maturing in her faith. It was very realistically portrayed as most new believers are a bit slow at learning some lessons. This story could be read as a stand alone but would be best enjoyed by reading the books in order so the details that led Lexi to her final decision can be fully experienced and savored. I would read more books by this author.

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