Monday, June 30, 2014

New Facebook Page, Top Kindle Books 1st Giveaway

Well as some may have noticed I have been doing a lot of reading lately. I get a lot of books from I mainly use my Kindle for reading, totally in love with my Kindle. I also share a lot of books that are free or pretty cheap from Amazon, I will be sharing on my Facebook Page or on Twitter, some are free, some are just great deals.You can follow me on Twitter, upper right hand corner of this blog. Or you can follow my Facebook page. Link below. I am having a little giveaway on my Facebook page for a $5.00 gift card from Amazon, anyone who follows my Facebook page can enter win.

Good luck :) 

 I think I am a book hoarder, I have tons to read and will never be without, unless my Kindle dies. Good thing I could always read my books on a computer, even though I don't find that reading a book on my computer is comfortable but other do.
I love having a Kindle. 

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Book Review Memory Closet by Ninie Hammon

Memory ClosetMemory Closet by Ninie Hammon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this book on lending program.

I thought this was such an interesting story, well written, intriguing and I didn't see the end coming.
This book is about a woman, Annie, who doesn't remember the first 25 years of her life. She goes back to the home she grew up in after her Mother passes away. Her Grandmother is still living in the childhood home.
This book will surprise you and keep you on your toes, Well worth the read!!! This book is so well written that I can't wait to read another book by this author.

This is what is on Amazon about this book.
    What really happened to Laughs in the Wind?
          When Anne Mitchell was 11 years old, something happened to her that erased the whole first decade of her life. Twenty-five years later, she has come home to re-claim her past.
          Oh, she gets it. She understands that something profoundly evil lurks in the swirling purple haze of her amnesia. Fear of facing that secret held her hostage for a quarter of a century. Like a schoolyard bully, it twisted her arm behind her back and forced her to accept that her life began in the dirt beside the ditch where the family station wagon burned like hell had opened up a crack in the world right there in the back seat. 
          For 25 years, she was enslaved by what she called the "Boogie Man"-- images from her lost childhood that appeared in the shadows behind her reflection in mirrors and wine glasses, haunted her dreams and attacked her in screaming night terrors. 
          Then the monster shattered her career. 
          And Anne saw him in her dying mother's eyes. 
          With her last breath, Susan Mitchell begged for her daughter's forgiveness. She didn't mean for it to happen, she gasped, but she'll burn in hell for what she did all the same. 
          What did her mother do? Anne has to know. 
          So she has come home to a small Texas prairie town to live with her crazy grandmother in the rambling old house where she grew up to take her stand against the Boogie Man. But Anne isn't really prepared for how expensive remembering might be. The cost of her memories could very well be her sanity. 
          Each new revelation loosens Anne's grip on reality.
          Surely her crazy grandmother didn't do THAT to Anne's beloved parakeet Petey! Yes, the old woman DID! No ... actually, she didn't. 
          The mystery of the mantle clock with a broken/unbroken face. 
          The horror that attacks her in the garage--it can't possibly be real...can it? 
          And most important: what REALLY happened to the little girl with a face like a china doll whose name was Laughs in the Wind? 
          The Boogie Man knows. 
          He also knows Anne's here. He knows it's showtime. And he knows what she doesn't--that Anne might very well have to pay for her past with her future, that the cost of remembering could be her life.
Ordinary READERS praise The Memory Closet
(Goodreads and
  • Hammon writes stories full of empathy, raw honesty and grace. Her characters are memorable, the dialogue believable. No Ninie Hammon book allows you to coast through without being changed. Bestselling author Eric Wilson, Top 100 Amazon Reviewer 
  • A psychological suspense story with a female protagonist who has amnesia. That's the premise of this women's fiction. It's about what happened that erased Anne Mitchell's past. But what remembering might mean to her future remains a mystery. Thrillers and suspense lovers will gobble this novel up. The tension in it winds tighter than a watch spring. Sarah Bridges 
  • Just when you think you know what's going on (just like Anne) WHAM, there's something more to it. The story unfolds like a graceful origami animal that sinks it's teeth in and doesn't let go.Loretta Lynn 
  • Riveting riveting riveting, page turner- all the cliches- but they're true. Ninie Hammon's ability to weave that magic carpet threaded with emotion, suspense and hope is second to none. Look out Dean Koontz, you have a serious rival! Karen Pillay 
  • Ninie Hammon is fast becoming my favorite mystery, thrillers and suspense author. She weaves a magnificent tale in the Memory Closet, a crime fiction story about a woman with amnesia, that tangles the reader up in a web of psychological suspense. The female protagonist Anne Mitchell remembers nothing before age 11 and is determined to find her past. A fiction story based on a real crime, this novel's plot twists and turns until you're dizzy. If you think you've guessed the ending, you're wrong. B.J. Frye

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My Amazon Store

Well I am trying something new, I added an Amazon store to my site. It is a test to see if it works, If you get a chance please click on it and check it out, thanks


Sunday, June 22, 2014

Chloe, My Sweet Chihuahua A Chloe update

I just wanted to share a picture I took of Chloe the other day, she is just a little over 6 months, she is a lot of fun and work. She is incredibly busy and loves to play with our other dog Skipper and she loves to chase the cats, and they will chase her back and tease her, which she seems to love. We have a kitten Lucky and they both love to play, I think Chloe thinks she is playing with another puppy and Lucky thinks he is playing with another kitty, so cute to watch. 
Well anyway I have a foot rest by my desk and Chloe loves to sit on it, I do encourage her to sit there, she doesn't sit for long though, she just loves to run all over the house, up and down the stairs. She runs outside. she is just a happy little puppy. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Review: Starlet's Web by Carla J. Hanna

Starlet's Web (The Starlet, #1)Starlet's Web by Carla J. Hanna
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What did I like about this book? I loved the story, I loved the details and how Marie dealt with it, the author I thought wrote a great book and can't wait to read the next one. This was a book I couldn't put down.

What I didn't like: Even though I liked the way the book was written and the style, I felt some of the words that were used were out of character for that age group. More adult than young adult. But I also felt that it is better to use these words then the other words because any young adult reading it would do better using those words.

I did receive this book from NetGalley for an honest review.

What Goodreads says the book is about:
Love. Lies. Acting. A novel about celebrity influence & teens in Hollywood. What makes a star shine? Humility empowers the spirit. Sometimes.

Discover the Starlet Series for new adult & college readers and uncover the life of a talented actress caught in Hollywood's web of lies.

I'm actress Liana Marie Michael. I won an Oscar at 17 but whatever. Celebrity is what it is: marketing a product. I'm part of a tight-knit group. I keep to myself and don't complain about my life. I've been happy until lately.

Evan dumping me leveled me. Matthew shocked me. I knew he couldn't hurt me with my bodyguard so near, but his I have trust issues. Dating super-hot Byron didn't help clear the confusion either. I'm torn between going to church on Sunday and making a living from pop culture.

But experience builds perspective. My days of shutting up needed to end. First, I told Manuel. Then I told my mom. It turned out awesome until I learned the truth.

Now I'm screwed. Totally. Let's face it: Hollywood's web entangles everyone.

Winner of the January 21, 2013 IBD Award!
Gold Medal Winner, 2013 AUTHORSdb Book Cover Contest!

"YA fans will absolutely want to check out this series, where they'll find a new heroine to root for in the flawed but sympathetic Liana." - BlueInk Review

---Genres: YA contemporary romance, teen love and romance, young adult, coming of age fiction, new adult fiction, edgy inspirational romance, multicultural romance. Contains sex and mild swearing

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Starlet's Web (The Starlet Series, #1)

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Fathers Day to My Dad

Well I have such an awesome Father, he has always been there and here for me. He is a wonderful Grandpa to my sons, he loved taking them to the park, of course they grew up and didn't want to go any longer. 
Here are some pictures of my Dad and I. My scanner isn't hooked up so I just snapped the picture with my phone. 
This picture is a recent one, April 2014
We all went out to for my 51st Birthday.

I dont know when this picture was taken, but it had to be late 70s poss early 80s at our house on Purdue, in Phoenix, AZ

This was me, when I was about 9 or 10 years old, so early 70s.

Of course I dont know when this one was taken, but in the 70s I assume. 

I am so glad my father is still with us, He has taught me a lot of stuff. 
My Dad loved to fly and and I loved to watch the airplanes with him when I was younger. He taught me to work hard and use my brain. He taught me to travel, he took us on family trips every year. He taught me how to drive. Wow there are so much stuff he has taught me, and is still teaching me. 
Happy Fathers Day Dad.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Book Reviews:Better Date Than Never Series by Susan Hatler

A Twist of Date (Better Date than Never, #5)A Twist of Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 Great story, great idea, loved the way the characters were, just a great book to read. Loved how it turned out.

(Better Date than Never, Book #5)

Melanie Porter has been dumped—again. When others accuse her of “being in love with being in love,” she agrees to let her best friend, Patti, step in and direct her dating life.

The Boyfriend Bylaws

Rule #1: No giving out your phone number until approved to do so.
Rule #2: Must obtain permission to accept any date invitation.
Rule #3: No bringing up marriage, kids or the future.
Rule #4: No going to first base without authorization.
Amended Rule #4: No going to first base, or any other base, without authorization.
Rule #5: No scribbling your first name with some guy’s last name. Ever.
Rule #6: New rules may be added as Patti Hartley deems necessary.
Memorize it, live by it, and happy dating

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License to Date (Better Date than Never #6)License to Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I loved this story, loved the romance of this story, I thought the author did a great job and it was really fun to read. I loved the concept of this story, the need to date 5 dates in 5 days, such a fun book.

(Better Date than Never series, Book #6) 

After discovering her fiancé cheated on her, Kaitlin is focused on two things: remodeling her new home and avoiding men at all costs. But her friends insist she get back in the driver’s seat and date again. They strike a hard bargain and agree to paint her house if she goes on five dates. 

Anxious to get the paint job started, Kaitlin schedules five dates in five days, but her plan falls to pieces when a sexy bartender at her venue-of-choice makes her swoon. Even though he observes each of the dates from afar, she can’t help but want him to come a little closer. 

The last person she should fall for is a mysterious bartender with a sinful smile, but Paul makes her want to take risks again. Will the charming man with electric blue eyes break her heart or will he prove to her that a license to date is what makes life worth the drive?

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License to Date (Better Date than Never Book 6)

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Driven to Date (Better Date than Never, #7)Driven to Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 This book took me a little longer to get through, it was a good story, and I did like the characters, but just not as exciting as some of her other stories, I did like all the characters in the story, and it is worth it to read the story.  I did give it a 4 stars because I still thought it was a good story.

(Better Date than Never series, Book #7) 

Career-driven attorney, Jill Parnell, has worked long and hard to become a partner at Corbett, Gray, & Shaw. When the coveted position is given to the boss’s nephew, she does what any intelligent employee would do—attends a colleague’s wedding and schmoozes a high-powered partner at another law firm. 

Her potential new boss has only one condition for her, that she demonstrate a personal life that will support a thriving career. Pretending to have a boyfriend is outside Jill’s comfort zone, but she invites the best man to act the part and Ryan is all-too eager to play her significant other. Sparks fly between them, but she reminds herself she’s only driven to date to get back on the partner track. 

When Jill discovers Ryan is the lawyer who stole her promotion, her charade threatens to implode. But breaking off their pretend relationship could cost her the job of her dreams. And the more she gets to know Ryan, the more she’s tempted to tame the bad boy, and make him her own.

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I really enjoyed reading these books written by Susan Hatler, I love her style and the fun in her stories. They are just a nice bunch of books to read and to get lost into. I did either purchase these books or found them free on 


Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Book Review: John Dreamer by Elise Celine

John DreamerJohn Dreamer by Elise Celine
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book, I loved how the setting was done in a white, dream like room.
I felt like the characters were well thought out and the emotions where there.  I also loved the idea of the different chairs, this book is so creative and I couldn't put it down. I cant wait for the next book in the series.
I do recommend this book to anyone who enjoys and interesting romantic story that is different than the others.

Andy wasn’t usually sure about much, but she was absolutely certain this was the weirdest day of her life as she stood stranded in the middle of a great white room with six strangers. Well, they were mostly strangers. She could have sworn she’d seen the guy with the green eyes before, and maybe that was why he kept staring at her.

When a man calling himself the Guardian appeared and said they had come to make their deepest dreams come true, they embark on an adventure none of them ever imagined, and the consequences of their actions would change them forever.

"John Dreamer" is the first in a series of books set in the confines of the Great White Room

I did receive this book from Netgalley for an honest review.
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John Dreamer (John Dreamer Series)

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Book Review: The Sphere Of Archimedes by H Squires

The Sphere of Archimedes (book #1)The Sphere of Archimedes by H. Squires
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sphere of Archimedes (book #1)

I heard about this book from a friend and decided to read it, I purchased it off of Amazon. Purchase info below.

Professor Donovan Spiegler, and nine-year-old Oliver Abernathy have no warning that their seemingly routine lives will free-fall into danger and adventure in this sci-fi thriller.
The first thing that I liked about this book was that it is in Arizona, that is where I live, so I very excited to read a book that took place in my home town.
The story is about a boy and his family and they go to the Grand Canyon and he finds a metallic sphere. He takes it home and starts to check it out, and of course things start to happen.
I thought the author did a great job with the characters and I was totally into this book, even though it is for middle school age kids, this book would be a fun book to read as a family.  It is definitely a good book, I can’t wait till the next book comes out because the author chose it to be a: to be continued story, which I would rather it have an ending and not to make us wait for the next book. That would be my only negative on this book.

Professor Spiegler, and his assistant, Cedrick Wilhelm, are researching a mysterious metallic orb when Cedrick goes missing, and so does the orb.


On a trip to the Grand Canyon with his family, Oliver, a chubby freckle-faced boy, discovers a metallic sphere. Little does he know, he is holding the nucleus of the world. Oliver's boyish curiosity builds as he tests the abilities and hazards the orb possesses.


A group of threatening men turn up at the Professor’s class; at knife point, they demand he relinquish the orb, and show them how to release its powers. In an attempt to flee, Professor Spiegler inadvertently leads the mobsters straight to Oliver Abernathy and his family.


In the thrilling adventure that follows, the characters discover the need to work together in order to stay alive. The Professor and the Abernathys encounter other dimensions, and meet deadly enemies. Their survival is hinged on solving THE SPHERE OF ARCHIMEDES.

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Monday, June 09, 2014

Book Review: Lost and Found in Camden by Ann E. Hacker

Lost and Found in CamdenLost and Found in Camden by Ann E Hacker
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow I just loved this book, This book was written by 11 authors, about one place, they each had a character who connects with another character. I thought all the authors did a great flow with the characters. Each one was outstanding.
I definitely recommend this book.
I was given a copy from Netgalley for an honest review and I felt this book was really worth it.
Here is what Netgalley says about the book:


Featuring eleven colorful stories by eleven members of the IOWG (International Online Writers Group) that weave together through common characters, Lost and Found in Camden chronicles one hot August weekend at London's famous Camden Lock Market. Each story connects with the next through a minor character in the previous story who becomes the main character of the next. Each has challenges to confront in a setting that includes a myriad of eccentric and mysterious people, a threatening summer storm and a movie being filmed at the market.

The writers, spread out throughout the US and overseas, have been together via email for many years. Most have never met, yet they have remained close through the wonders of the internet. They began this book as an exercise which finally became this published anthology. All coordination was done via email. Sadly, one member, Barbara Inglis, died of cancer before the book was published. The book is dedicated in Barb's memory, and proceeds from book sales will go to a cancer research organization.

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Sunday, June 08, 2014

Book Review: Better Date Than Never Series Boxed set#1 by Susan Hatler

This review is for 3 books,
The Better Date than Never Series, Boxed Set Vol. #1

Dating is so much easier when you have good friends to lean on. . . .

This book bundle includes three contemporary romance novellas 

Book One
Love at First Date (Better Date Than Never #1)Love at First Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a wonderful quick read. It is a Short romance. I really liked it. The writer developed the characters and it was easy to get involved and wanting to know how it ended. The story is a clean romance, makes you feel good and I cant wait to read more of her books

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest opinion.

I highly recommend this book if your looking for a short, clean, funny romantic story. 

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Book Two

Truth or Date (Better Date Than Never #2)Truth or Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this book as part of a series through Netgalley and was given a copy for an honest opinion.

This is what the book is about, from Netgalley:
Gina Hall is done with men who won’t commit. Ten years waiting for her ex to propose wasted her time. Never again. When her friend Kristen starts a game of Truth or Dare, she dares Gina to go on a date with Ethan, who’s amazing and total marriage material.

As Gina plans the going away party for office playboy Chris Bradley, she spontaneously initiates a game of Truth or Dare with him. When his turn comes around, he dares Gina to pose as his girlfriend to help get a flirty colleague off his back. Gina finds playing couple with Chris way too much fun.

Even though Gina and Chris are pretending, their relationship begins to feel painfully real. Fearing she might be falling for another fly-by man, Gina must focus on Ethan so she doesn’t make the same dating mistakes all over again.

I thought the story was good, fun and clean, loved how Gina had a hard time making up her mind and so she waited till the last minute. I really thought the characters were right on.

After reading this book, the 2nd in the series, I had to read the 3rd.
And now I am reading the whole series, Love the way to writer writes.

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Book Three
My Last Blind Date (Better Date Than Never #3)My Last Blind Date by Susan Hatler
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received this book through Netgalley for an honest opinion.

My Last Blind Date, Book #3

It’s Valentine’s Day and Rachel Price has a choice: Stay home and watch TV with her lovable doggy or let her best friend, Ellen, set her up on a blind date. What to do….

Ellen says the guy is a “10,” but the last guy she set her up with was a “–5.” Rachel’s been flirting with coworker Noah Peterson and she’s hoping he’s noticed. Then, she finds out Noah has big plans. Even worse, he advises Rachel to go on the blind date!

Should she play it safe and spend the Hallmark holiday with her loyal pooch, Chester, or risk another dating disaster by trying yet again for love?

I loved reading this simple story, if you want to read a book that gives you warm fuzzy and happy, this is it.

I really liked the whole series and I enjoy the writer's style and will continue to read her books.

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In all honesty, I loved these sweet stories of romance, Just glad that I am not young and have to go through this again.

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I will be reviewing the rest of the books in the next week.

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Book Review: It's NOT Just a Dog! by Pam Torres

It's NOT Just A Dog! (Project Madison, #2)It's NOT Just A Dog! by Pam Torres
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is an awesome book to read, great for dog lovers and for middle school and up age group.
This is a story about Madison and her adventures to save the animals. this book is well written and I enjoyed reading it. I am sure others will enjoy this book as well.

I received this book from Netgalley for an honest opinion, and I truly found this book to be a good summer reading book.

Here is what Amazon says about this book:

In the second book of the Project Madison series, things get complicated as Madison and Cooper try to navigate their new relationship. School has ended and they're spending more time together, blogging, working at the kennel, training dogs—including Lilly. When Jonah, the new neighbor who has moved into Paige's old house, begins to spend more time with Madison, Cooper isn't at all happy.  
Jonah's uncle, a Native American, shares his knowledge about Madison's power to see and feel canine memories and emotions. The mysterious white wolf returns and fills her mind with dreams and more questions. Madison starts a dog-walking business and discovers Ben, a crotchety old man whose dog is skin and bones. 
When the kennel receives a dog that has been brutally injured, Madison is determined to find out what happened. She and Cooper realize they're going to need Jonah and Donald to bust this investigation wide open and save the dogs. But getting to the bottom of the mystery will threaten not only Madison, but everyone she loves.

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Friday, June 06, 2014

Book Review: Rekindled

Rekindled (Silver Creek, #2.5)Rekindled by Maisey Yates
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thought this was a good book, easy to read, but predictable. I think the story should have had a better twist, but the book is a good happy read. Nice to read and didn't make me depressed. I am planning on reading more books by this author, this was the first one I have read from her and I do like her style.

Here is what the description about the book from Amazon:
In USA Today bestselling author Maisey Yates’s latest Silver Creek Romance, a rich girl gets the privilege of starting over—and finding true love.

Lucy Ryan got everything she thought she wanted, going from high school queen to Manhattan trophy wife. But none of it was worth staying in a loveless marriage. So now she’s back in Silver Creek—with no money and no place to stay, applying for a job cleaning someone else’s house. And her potential employer is the last person she ever expected to see again.

Mac Denton can’t believe the mean girl who once tormented him in high school is now his housekeeper. He looks forward to making her squirm for a few days before she runs back to her rich husband. But Lucy has changed, and he is surprised to find himself attracted to the beautiful, courageous woman she has become.

Lucy is finally ready to go after what she really wants from life. And what she wants more than anything is Mac. But is Mac ready to truly forget the past and embrace the future?

I did receive this book from NetGalley for an honest opinion.

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