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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Beth Yarnell - Lush

Lush (Pleasure at Home, #2)Lush by Beth Yarnall
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lucy is going to ask help from the one man she swore she would never lay eyes on again. Cal her billionaire ex boyfriend broke her heart when he cheated on her with his secretary. But her circumstance is bad, real bad.. She has a crazy ex husband trying to harm her and her beautiful baby girl Poppy, and because of that she will crawl back to Cal and ask him for the job she desperately needs.

Cal has a job for her, but its not one shes expecting.. role of wife! Cal needs a wife to fix his image. Not only that but he knows whats happening with Lucy, and he wants to protect her. Even if Lucy is totally unaware of how much Cal actually knows about her secrets.

This was a great read! The romance was great and the sex was steamy but I also loved the added element of suspense and risk due to the crazy ex.

Cal was a awesome character, I really enjoyed watching him woo his wife and claim her trust. He did a really nice job at trying to understand her needs and my goodness he was a hot fierce protector!

My heart cried for Lucy and all she had suffered, her body and self esteem was battered and I am so happy she found the true love she craved.

I read this story without reading book one! I'm sad I didn't realize this was one in a series.. However it didn't take away anything from the story. This was a great plot that was truly entertaining!

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Pumpkin Mug Cake with CookingAndCrafting

I found this video on YouTube and thought it was a great little idea! The kids would love this and Halloween is right around the corner

*This is not my video, I just found it and wanted to share it*

Friday, October 24, 2014

Belle Ami - The One

The One (The Only One #1)The One by Belle Ami
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a hard book review to write, I've read so many other reviews and in part I agree. The start of this book is some what confusing, Can a guy who gives a hooker 25G because he wanted her to better herself, really play his part in an elaborate scheme?

The first few chapters are a little confusing, so many characters who have not yet come together.. A lot is going on and we know very little.

Adelia is a somewhat secluded character if not gullible, a strange man comes out of nowhere and your changing your whole world for him. Can it happen? I guess you can get women like her but she was so naive. I mean the woman made it through college she can't be that closed off right?

BUT I Stuck with this book!! I am happy I did. This was a train wreck waiting to happen, like rubber necking at a car accident. You knew Adelia was heading for a fall and you wanted to see it. Save her! Uncover this scary, crazy scheme and all its secrets. It made for page turning, riveting reading.

To my better judgement I liked Miles the feminist in me is screaming but I did! He was damaged goods, not in a psychopath way like his sister but he had a dark side to him.

Do I feel his love for Adelia is genuine.. Absolutely and I knew from the very start he would be the weak link in the plan. We knew from early on Karolin was calling the shots she has manipulation down and it was terribly scary to see the lengths that this women went too. Parts of this book are RAW and not to everybody liking but this is a dark story.

I really liked that Adelia seemed to grow a backbone for her kids.. near the end. Do I think its over? Not by a long shot!! I can not wait for book two I need to know how this is all doing to plan out.

Karolin needs to be put in a padded room and I hope Miles sees her for what she is!
I also think Lucas needs to be looked into more there is something there I am sure of it!
Do I want Adelia with David, I don't know! I do hope for a happy ending with Miles he needs a genuine love.. He needs light in his life.
Do I think he killed her parents? NO. Their are so many questions left to find answers to!

So in conclusion this book for me was a rough start, I was overwhelmed by the number of characters and little information. But I am thrilled to have stuck with this read. I am excited for the next read in this trilogy..

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Look what I found! A Giveaway

Umi shoes website is having a great giveaway right now: 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Great clothing deals

Shopping for kids is expensive, any mother knows and the older they get the harder it is to make that dollar stretch. Their are so many popular brands out there nowadays and I'm always searching for places that sell these brands at a great price. 
This week I came across I just had to share this neat website with you guys not only do they offer awesome prices but FREE shipping on your order!

I found these shoes for my 4 year old daughter they normally retail at $69 for just $39.99
What a win!

FYI this is my personal shared opinion, I'm not working with this site.

Tracy Wolff - Play Me

This series is amazeballs! If you loved Ethan Frost you'll love his best friend Sebastian.  Sebastian is back in Sin City Las Vegas running one of the world's biggest casino's. This is the last place he wants to be, when he walked out 10 years ago he said he would never go back. He hates this city, his father and everything these things represent. Until Aria,  Aria walked into his office all attitude and loud talk after racking a Whale (rich guy grubby hands). He sees what lays beneath that polished finish she shows the world. He wants her, to teach her everything he knows about control.

Aria is making her way in the world, she may not have it all but damn shes fought hard for what she has and her freedom was worth the fight after turning her back on the life she once lived. Sebastian calls to her in a way no other man ever has, he sets her body on fire. But he also scares the crap out of her... He tests every wall she ever put up and pulls her to the edge of every boundary.

This couple have there own major demons they are both trying to be the people they want to be while fighting against there big shot families. The sparkle of the lights and the sounds of the slot machines hide the real Las Vegas and it isn't pretty.  This couple are battling to make it through.

These short books where a huge win for me! The chemistry is off the chain, hot hot hot, Sebastian knows what he wants and goes to get it always testing boundaries. Although Aria is seen as the submissive in the relationship she is so strong it's amazing and I love that Sebastian wants to teach her this valuable lesson.
Ethan and Chloe make a great appearance in these reads that sets the plot for the next Ethan frost novel... I can not wait! These Men are powerful and I pity the fool who stands in there way.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fertilty Issues

I really thought hard about writing this post, Whether I should do it or not. This has been a very private but difficult struggle in my life and while I wanted to keep it private I found so many people just didn't understand my pain. I want to tell my story to let other women know  who are dealing with this issue themselves that I UNDERSTAND.

I have 2 beautiful children I love more then life itself, I am a SAHM and I love having my kids with me everyday. My youngest started Pre K this school year and my husband and I figured now would be an awesome time to try for a third child.

I already have two healthy children so a third should be a breeze right? That's what I thought.

In August I found out I was pregnant and I couldn't of been more excited! Then a week after I found out I started spotting. I went to the doctors office and was told I had a chemical pregnancy. Which is an early miscarriage. I was devastated and hurt but my doctor told me to try again and not to be disheartened.

In September I found out I was pregnant a second time. When I went for an ultrasound we seen a yolk Sac but no baby, not uncommon given my dates it was seen as too early. A week later I started spotting for a second time... COULD THIS REALLY HAPPEN AGAIN?
Sure enough it happened... I was told my miscarriage would pass naturally. At this point I was so physically and emotionally drained. My heart hurt and my body was tired.  8 days later I wake up in the middle of the night with the worst pain in my stomach. The next morning  I go to my family doctor.. At this point the pain is unbearable I've never felt pain like this in my entire life, I can not breathe on a scale of 1-10 I am at 11. The doctor rushes me to ER.

None of the pain medication is helping me I feel like I am dying and its terrifying. After a scan I find out that my miscarriage did not pass  naturally, my pregnancy was Ectopic which ruptured. I was bleeding Internally, I have so much blood its in my chest cavity my lungs can not expand correctly.

The doctor at this point is telling me I could of died if I wouldn't of come to the hospital for treatment.

I was rushed into surgery, I had all these forms I have to sign, I'm over whelmed and in pain I am scared I may die. My tube could not be repaired, the doctor took away one tube and ovary. I was devastated. I know this had to be done but it doesn't change the feeling inside.

Recovery was in a maternity ward which was so hard, While I could probably conceive again it would be harder and the risk for me is so high. I do have children who nearly lost there mother and so I need to take that into account.


What people don't understand is.. its so freaking hard as a woman and emotionally blowing to know your chances of conception may have been taken away. So many people mean well by telling me to count my blessings that my life was saved, which I do, and count my blessings I  have children, which I do.

BUT please understand it doesn't matter how many children you have it still hurts the same, it still hurts like your heart has been ripped out of your chest. When your family have set there heart on having another baby and it doesn't happen the pain is unreal.

I do not have to feel bad or guilty about hurting its a natural process, its ok to grieve it doesn't make you selfish.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sara Jane Stone - sale price 99c until 10/28!

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No touching allowed …
After serving her country, Georgia Trulane craves adventure—and sex. She's set her sights on her brother's best friend—now her boss, since she took a temporary job as his nephew's live-in nanny. Only problem? Eric refuses to touch her. That doesn't stop Georgia from seducing him. But an earth-shattering encounter leaves her fully exposed, body and soul.
Eric has a long list of reasons to steer clear of the woman he has wanted for as long as he can remember. For one, he refuses to be her next thrill ride. When he claims her, it will be for good. But the attraction is undeniable, and the more they fight it, the stronger it pulls. But will it be enough to conquer their obstacles?
Eric heard those words and knew he should walk away. But desire mixed with that one word. Dare. His imagination ran in ten different directions. The things he wanted to do to her, the places he wanted to see his hands move over her body, and hers over his, raced through his mind. It was like watching a highlight reel of his sexual fantasies. But this wasn’t about him. Eric leaned across the table, keeping his voice low even though he’d demanded a table in a quiet corner of the restaurant, just in case having others around them set off warning bells in her head. “I dare you to tell me your fantasies.” Georgia’s eyes widened. “A dare is supposed to be an action.” He sat back in his seat and crossed his arms in front of his chest. “Feel free to demonstrate.” She raised an eyebrow, and he wondered if she planned to take him up on his offer. If her fantasies were anything like his, a little show-and-tell would draw unwanted attention. And it might get them arrested. She cocked her head as if debating which path to choose. Part of him screamed demonstrate. He could afford the bail. “Are you done with your chowder?” she asked. He nodded. “Get the check,” she said. “I’ll tell you while we walk along the beach. Your condo isn’t far from here, right?” “Five minutes on foot.” Eric withdrew his wallet and dropped a pile of bills on the table, more than enough to cover the meal and tip. “Let’s go.” Watching her slide from the booth and head for the exit, knowing where this was headed when they reached the shore, the last shreds of his self-restraint snapped. It was as if he was waiting for her towel to drop again, unwilling to look away. Eric followed her out the door and down the old wooden steps to the beach. Silently, they walked side by side. He couldn’t touch her. Not yet. This wasn’t a sweet stroll by the shore, hand in hand. One touch would set him on fire. He had a feeling it would do the same for her. The sun was inching lower and lower in the sky, but it was still too bright. And even when it fell below the horizon, the lights from the condo buildings and hotels lining the shore would cast a soft glow over the beach, bright enough to illuminate two people stripping down in the sand. Twenty paces from the Clam Shack, alone on the shore except for a man tossing a tennis ball for his dog, Eric leaned over, careful not to touch his lips to her ear. “Start talking, Georgia.” “My fantasies?” He nodded. “Tell me. I dare you.” She shoved her hands in the front pockets of her jeans, and her eyes focused on the sand in front of her, as if she were doing her best not to step on shells or debris. In the dimming light, he couldn’t read her expression. “You’re my fantasy,” she said. Eric stopped short, her words hitting him in the gut. He’d been waiting for her to describe something kinky and wild. “Georgia—” SJSauthor photoAuthor Bio After several years on the other side of the publishing industry, Sara Jane Stone bid goodbye to her sales career to pursue her dream—writing romance novels. Sara Jane currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with her very supportive real-life hero, two lively young children and a lazy Burmese cat. Visit her online at or find her on Facebook at Sara Jane Stone.
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

NEW: J.S Scott Novella

Called an eccentric beast by the citizens of Amesport, Maine, handsome billionaire Grady Sinclair stays isolated in his mansion on a private peninsula. The arrangement suits Grady just fine—until an angelic woman rings his doorbell, awaking his long dormant passion with her fearlessness. All he wants is to make the fiery blonde his forever. But will he have to become the monster everyone thinks he is to get his Christmas wish?
Emily Ashworth is desperate. The Youth Center has been robbed of all its money, and as the director, she has to find a way to give the town’s needy children the Christmas they deserve. With nowhere else to turn, she ventures to the mansion of a mysterious billionaire to ask for help. Warned to expect a beast, Emily is shocked to find Grady Sinclair a handsome and passionate man. Is this misunderstood billionaire just a lonely soul who needs the gift of love for Christmas?
This edition of The Billionaire's Christmas, which was previously published in A Maine Christmas...Or Two: A Duet (The Billionaire's Angel & A Mermaid Isle Christmas), includes editorial revisions. 

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About Author J.S. Scott
J.S. Scott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance. She's an avid reader of all types of books and literature. Writing what she loves to read, J.S. Scott writes both contemporary erotic romance stories and paranormal romance erotics. They almost always feature an Alpha Male and have a happily ever after because she just can't seem to write them any other way!

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Monday, October 6, 2014

Warped - The Manipulation Trilogy Book Two

My Review

Warped picks up where book 1 left off, and its all go! For much of the book the two character are back and fourth with there personal frustrations of love. Their are times I want to slap Ella and kick Damon, In this book we find out its not just Ella with a secret history but Damon also has an end game which has us reeling!!!!

Leona is a bigger bitch if that's even possible the Authors have the crazy Ex down pat. The lengths this woman goes to are staggering and I love that Ella finally takes a stand and gives this witch a piece of her mind.

I enjoyed the extra characters we got to see more of, Tom, Lacy, Sofia, Wes and of course the amazing Spence. Ella comes from a place of loneliness so its heart warming she finally has friends she can trust.

This book made me mad, had me laugh and then shed a tear! Let me tell you the last page of this book is spectacular I lost my breathe OMG I need to know what's going to happen! Bring on book 3..

Any Fan of Laurelin Paige Fixed Trilogy with love The Manipulation Trilogy          

Title: Warped - The Manipulation Trilogy Book Two
Authors: Alicia Taylor & Natalie Townson
Genre: Romantic Suspense.

I won’t be caught off guard again. I won’t let them win. They played the first round and won. Now it’s time for me to even the score. Damon and Leona will pay for their twisted games. Leona is first.
His touch repulses me. 
His fake affection disgusts me. 
He sickens me.
I need to get my head in the game. I need to be smart and break their bond to more easily crush them. Damon is clever. He knows what he’s doing. He’s been playing the game long enough.
He’s twisted. 
I’m warped.
It’s time to finally end this. 
Time to finally win.


“What the fuck is your problem?” Leona ignores me and continues to leave with her friends, but I won’t let it go that easy. I know her type, they think they can walk all over people and no one will stand up to her. She’s got another think coming if she thinks I’ll let it pass.
Leona, I asked you a question. What the fuck is your problem?”
She turns towards me, her face surprising me. I expect anger but instead she has a sickly sweet smile on her face as she stalks towards me.
Problem? There's no problem Ella. For there to be a problem you would have to mean something, but you're nothing. You’re insignificant like all the other little bitches Damon picks up. Do you really believe you're that special Ella? Do you think the words he mutters to you he hasn’t muttered to someone else before you? What makes you think you're any different than all the others before?” She lets out a condescending laugh, “What about Abigail? Oh, you met her didn’t you?” She acts surprised before sneering again, “At your romantic little meal. Ring any bells?” She doesn’t give me a chance to answer. “You will be gone before you know it.”
She turns to leave again, thinking she’s put an end to me. I don’t fucking think so. What she said cut deep but I won’t let her see that. I won’t let her know how much her words can hurt me. She’ll get a kick if she knows she’s keyed into one of my biggest fears.
Am I just one in a long list of many that Damon plays with? Or is what we have real?
I am fucking furious. Who does this bitch think she is? My inner bitch is coming out to join the party.
You're so fucking jealous, aren't you Leona? You would give anything to be with him, but he doesn't want you. Every time you throw yourself at him, he'll turn you down, because you’re the one who’s nothing to him. He feels sorry for you, that’s all. It’s nothing more.”
A livid Leona steps toward me but Lacy holds her back. If I wasn’t pregnant I would slap her right across that scheming face of hers, but I have something better up my sleeve to hit her with.
Don’t you think we know Damon a little more that you?” Michelle pipes up, looking smug. “We’ve known him a lot longer. You’re nothing but a new toy to Damon and he gets bored with his toys very quickly,” she finishes on a smirk, making me want to claw her fucking eyes out.
I laugh at her. “Is that so? Well I happen to know different.” I start to walk past them to exit the toilets but Sharn steps in my way and speaks for the first time.
We’ve not finished with you yet. You need to back away from Damon before he breaks your heart. I can see he already owns it. You wouldn’t take up for him like this if you didn’t love him. We’ve been around longer, will continue to be around long after you’ve been kicked to the curb.” She pushes her face close to mine, invading my personal space, no doubt to intimidate me. “Damon is Leona’s. He will always be Leona’s.”
I raise a brow at her arrogant comment. “Funny that,” I look at Leona, “he told me you’re nothing more than a tag along. An acquaintance that never leaves. He only deals with you because of your parents being good friends with his.” I smirk when I see shock hit her eyes. “Yeah, that’s right. You’re nothing more than a family friend.” I look back at Sharn, who is still invading my personal space. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I have better places to be.”


Alicia Taylor

Alicia Taylor was born and raised in the East Midlands town of Derby, England, where she lives with her family and mass of animals - she's a huge family and animal lover.
Writing powerful love stories and creating Alpha males with a dash of darkness has become a passion of mine, and I have many stories and characters swirling in my head that I can't wait to share with you all. Is it weird to have so many voices in my head? I'm not crazy, I promise... maybe a little bit.

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Natalie Townson

Natalie Townson is 33, a mother of one beautiful little boy and lives in Gloucester in the UK with her Husband. Corrupted is her debut novel that is a book one of the manipulation trilogy, that she co writes with Alicia Taylor. Warped is book two in the manipulation series. She has had a love of reading since a young age and her favorite authors are Sophie Kinsella, J.S.Scott, Melody Anne and Stephanie Meyer to name a few.
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Influenster VoxBox - Braun No touch Thermometer

Influenster sent me the  #BraunTherms #VoxBox - Braun no touch thermometer for review.

This couldn't of come at a more perfect time.. 4 days out of surgery I needed to be able to monitor my temperature.
I am in love with this simple yet effective thermometer! You can either place it on your forehead or put it near and in no more then a few seconds a reading is on the screen.

  •  Color coded screen to help recognize a temp - Green - Yellow - Red
  • Fast response - No fighting with the kids for minutes to get a accurate reliable reading. Lets face it when we are ill the last thing we want to do is be fussed over! The quicker the better.
  •  Runs on two AA batteries - No need to buy extra parts.
I actually threw away all the other brands I had, I am so pleased with this new Braun Thermometer I found it really effective and it's really beneficial to any family bathroom.