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Book Review! “Living Gluten Free” by Aaron T. Harper

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING *****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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I have been throwing the idea around in my head for awhile that I probably need to go gluten free. 
Although I don’t believe I have anything close to celiacs, I think I am definitely sensitive to gluten. Especially the genetically modified gluten we are eating these days. 

I was always hesitant to go gluten free because it eliminates soooo many food choices! Very daunting. Especially if you go gluten free for the whole family. 

This book has helped me learn that going gluten free is definitely worth the effort. 
How many of the everyday symptoms I have can be attributed to gluten intolerance? I have always had stomach problems, but it is something that you learn to live with when it isn’t severe. 

“Living Gluten Free” gave me the first steps I need to take in this new journey. Some of them I NEVER would have thought of. Like going through and eliminating cross-contamination risks in your kitchen. You won’t believe some of the things you will need to replace! Never would have crossed my mind.

The problem we face as a whole this day and age is the food is literally killing us. We are addicted to the very things we are only supposed to have in moderation. Our health is hanging in the balance, and we need to educate ourselves and our children. 
Do you know that the biggest indicator of childhood obesity is the parent? Children learn from our example and I for one am going to start setting a better example!

Get this book, it is definitely worth reading. 

 

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If you are wondering about gluten and what gluten can do to you. 
Or you are suffering from gluten effected diseases or being diagnosed of Celiac disease. 
This book will help you get on your feet and start living gluten free. As Quick and Easy as counting from 1 to 10. 

Living Gluten Free will take you through the must-know information and way to change your life to living gluten free in order to live a better and healthier life. 

Living Gluten Free is a great quick-start for you to understand Gluten and plan a finer life. 

With Living Gluten Free: 
You will learn 10 easy steps to change your life to live gluten free. 
You will learn 13 fundamental steps to turn your kitchen to gluten-free kitchen. 
You will learn 6 rules to Gluten-Free eating at any restaurants. 
You will learn 6 rules to Gluten-Free eating at any of your friend’s parties. 

Your life is yours to choose. 
Choose wisely, live well!!!!! 

FREE Kindle Book! “A Memory in the Black” by Michael G. Munz

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Save humanity from itself. It is the goal of the worldwide conspiracy known as the Agents of Aeneas. For months they have struggled to unlock the secrets of an alien spacecraft buried on the Moon. Now word of that craft has leaked, and multiple groups plot to seize it for themselves.

One man has plumbed its depths and returned alive. While Agent Michael Flynn protects him from those who believe that he knows too much, together they must find a demon from Michael’s past: the freelancer Diomedes. Michael’s violent ex-mentor, Diomedes murdered a man at the heart of the spacecraft’s discovery. They must learn why.

Meanwhile the vigilante Gideon, slain by Diomedes six months ago, has been seen alive in the city of Northgate. His baffling return will draw two women into dangers far beyond those that lurk in the city. 

Memories that haunt them all will entangle their fates as one in the blackness.

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FREE Kindle Book! “The Last Dragon Slayer” by Martyn Stanley

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There is rumoured to be a noble dragon, an almost mythical beast, long thought to be extinct in Torea – terrorising a village in the north, at the foot of the Sky Cleaver mountains. Saul Karza, Emissary to the Empress and licensed magic user, has been sent by the empress herself to assemble a band of warriors to investigate, and if it is true to vanquish it.

The band of warriors he’d set out to assemble having failed to materialise, he enters the town of Trest with a homeless dwarf, and two sell-swords from the barbarian northlands, who had grown weary of working as labourers at the dock.

It seems logical to seek a fabled dragon slayer, the last known living soul to prevail in battle against a noble dragon, even though he may not turn to be all they expected. When the companions set out from Trest, they find simply getting to the Sky Cleavers proves to be a challenge and by the time they are ready to confront the beast, the party has changed drastically, combining some of the rarest races in Torea, all joining the party under very different circumstances.

As the gravity of their grim task becomes apparent, the warriors begin to realize, their chances of success are not good, and even if they can prevail against the odds, it seems unlikely they will all survive the encounter.

When the quest is done, the true nature of the Empress’s mission is revealed. What is not revealed is the mysterious ‘Truth’ which Brael continually references but it unable to talk about, nor the devastating ramifications the ‘Truth’ has on everyone.

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FREE Kindle Book! “A Shadow In The Flames” by Michael G. Munz

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Northgate is in turmoil. Decaying, violent and corrupt, it is a common enough city in the mid twenty-first century, yet discoveries beneath the Moon’s surface have marked it with their first distant echoes.

Into Northgate has come Michael Flynn. Jobless and down to his last few dollars, Michael still dreams of making a positive difference of his own. Yet he has no family, no friends save for the freelancer known only as Diomedes, and tonight the apartment they share will burn to the ground.

When Diomedes becomes his mentor in a search for the arsonist responsible, Michael gets his chance to realize those dreams. But he must face dangers far more personal than fire if he is to succeed, for like a shadow in the flames, neither arsonist nor mentor may be what they appear.

And the ones who search the Moon will be watching.

 

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Book Review! “Out of The Box Awakening” by Jennifer Theriot

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – *****
PLOT   – ****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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What a wonderful and charming romance! There was something about this book that had me connecting to it right from the beginning.

Olivia is a fifty seven year old wife and mother. She has dedicated her life to her husband and her children.
Just when she thinks that she will be able to settle into the final chapter in her life and enjoy her grown children and all that entails she is thrown a huge curveball.

Her husband Alan gets a job transfer. She has to move from her home in Texas to Chicago.
Can she reinvent herself and leave behind her children and her beautiful house? 
What if Chicago holds a future she could have never imagined? 

Like I said before, this book somehow manages to draw you right in. I was even holding back tears right from the start. 
Especially when Olivia and her daughter are drinking wine and saying goodbye to the house. 

Another thing I loved was how many characters this book had. They were all very well developed and they each brought a unique element to the book. 

Overall this book is a solid five stars and I will definitely be recommending it to all of my friends who read romance. 

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Olivia is a good woman, a good mother, a good wife. She’s got it made. She doesn’t want anything to change.

Of course, it does…

Swept from her perfect paper-doll life in Houston, Olivia finds herself in Chicago, alone, betrayed, and far from home. Soon everything she thought she knew about herself and her life will be challenged. She has only courage, love, and her passion for music to carry her through the maelstrom—or draw her further in.

Ash is the man who has everything—everything except healing from the losses of a lifetime. His only peace lies in the sweet flow of music pouring from his guitar.

What happens when the married woman and the widower are thrown together by fate?

Out of the Box Awakening is a story of shared passion and shared joy. Jennifer Theriot has written a compelling book about what happens when two people find new life and new love for themselves and for those around them.

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Book Review! “Eternal Rising” by Cynthia Lee

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – *****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING *****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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So, we all know that I read a LOT of books. Although I have never been officially tested (I don’t know if they even have a test!) I am pretty sure that I fall somewhere into the realm of a speed reader. 

However, something strange happens with some books. It seems like I read slower. Almost as if it’s the equivalent of  fine wine, or gourmet food. It is completely sub-conscious on my end, but I do notice it happens every great once in awhile.

THIS is a book that made it happen.  
The prologue sucks you in and you never truly escape. I know I will be thinking about Auriyanna, Damion, Nala and Daniel forever, and can’t wait until the next book comes out. 
No, seriously, it needs to come out now. 

This is a story about vampires, but it is unlike any vampire story I have ever read before. 
In “Eternal Rising” we learn about Auriyanna. She is half vampire and half human. Her vampire mother left when Auriyanna was very young, to protect her from those who would harm her. 
Her human father remarries but never gets over Auriyanna’s mother leaving them and turns into a drunken, angry shell of his former self.

Auriyanna learns that her father is keeping a huge secret from her. He refuses to tell her anything even after she was attacked in her own home by…something. Even more strangely a man saves her.

Fed up she leaves shortly before her 18th birthday. 
With a strangely bottomless checking account she travels the world and becomes the dancer she always dreamed of being. 
No matter how hard she tries, she just can’t get rid of her past. It is like a boulder that follows her around. 

Finally the breathtakingly handsome man who saved her years ago reappears. His name is Damion and it is with him that she begins to learn what she is, and how much the fate of the world rests on her shoulders…..

Did I mention I loved it?! The ending literally has you on pins and needles. I am sure I will re-read this book a few more times before the next one comes out just to get my *fix*. 

Highly recommend, five stars!

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A child born to fulfill an ancient Egyptian prophecy… The Council seeks to destroy her. The Elders wish to save her. And one man is sworn to protect her. 

Auriyanna Delmar has always been a part of a world that she never knew existed. The normal life she tries to live as a dancer in New York City is often anything but. At odds with her surroundings, Auriyanna’s dreams seem more real than her life ever has. 

After moving on from a childhood plagued with her father’s drunken fits of rage, she hopes for a better life in the big city, far from her past. But something was wrong. As she attempts to fulfill her dreams and aspirations, her past follows dangerously close behind her… 

Auriyanna never understood who or what she truly was until she met Damion Villarreal. Inexplicably drawn to Damion, she can no longer fight to keep the veil between her past and her present closed-and the harder she tries, the more immersed in her past she becomes. If she is indeed the key to Damion’s salvation and that of his kind, then only she can save them from the monsters they proclaim themselves to be. Some want nothing more than the bloodlust to end-for Sekhmet’s curse to come to an end-but not all of them want peace… 

Take a journey from the streets of New York to the great pyramids of Egypt to the forests of British Columbia to find the answers Auriyanna seeks-follow her on her perilous journey through the world of the living and that of the living dead. 

Is she their salvation? And if she is, is she strong enough to survive? 

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Steamy Book! “Big Girls One Night with a Navy Seal” by Ulriche Kacey Padraige

Get your weekend off to a great start with this erotic short story!

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Big Girls One Night with a Navy Seal: Short Erotic Romance 

*** Mature Content Warning: This short erotic romance book contains very strong language and super steamy adult entertainment – Strictly for Adults *** 

As they drank their water, Max could feel his desire rising again. He loved her body with its flowing flesh and its softness. 
When he began to move, she spoke, “please don’t stop. 
Paulette moaned and then screamed a deep throaty scream. 
Enjoy!

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Book Review! “Shattered” by April Adams

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 
CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – ****
PLOT   – *****
FLOW – ****
GRAMMAR/EDITING ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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This book is absolutely great. Mystery, Magic, a handsome elf 😉

The heroine awakens in this book with no memory of who she is, and she has no idea WHERE she is!
An elf named Glenn finds her and rescues her. 
Together they try to figure out who she is and why there are dark forces that hunt her.

I forgot how much I enjoy reading a book from *another world*. As much as I love Urban Fantasy, Dystopian, Historical, etc. etc, it just can’t quite compete with a whole new world!

I can’t forget to mention that the author did a wonderful job of developing the characters and creating vivid pictures in your mind.

To sum it up, I enjoyed this book immensely! So much so that I looked and found out the second book is out 😉 
I will definitely be putting that on my “To Be Read” list immediately.

 

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When the battered woman wakes on the frosted grass, the only thing she remembers is the blood-thirsty cult offering her as a sacrifice in a ceremony gone serendipitously wrong.

She has no name, no past, and seemingly no future as her swollen eyes slide shut for what she hopes is the last time. Glenn Elambil, a handsome elf, rescues her, bringing her from the brink of death into a life she never could have imagined. She finds herself on a different planet, a world where magic is as natural as drawing breath.

It’s not all wizards and wonder, though. The War Lord, the god of the cult that tried to kill her, is coming. Those on the side of evil hunt her with dark magic and darker intent. The good powers of the world need her to do some favors for them, and to top it off she’s got a growing, complicated infatuation with Glenn. The key to her future lies in her past, which might be easier to find if her mind hadn’t been shattered and reprogrammed by the cult. She must face it all and dive head first into her own psyche to find what is lost if she has any chance of survival.

Shattered, book one in The Legends of Rune trilogy, is a contemporary fantasy unlike any other.

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FREE Kindle Book! “Shayla’s Story” by Beverly Preston

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~ People come into your life for a Reason, a Season or a Lifetime ~

A Reason…
Questioning her relationship with a man who worships politics more than her, Shayla Clemmins escapes reality for the seductive sunsets of Greece. There she finds exactly what she didn’t know was missing from her life, but fears she’ll lose him to her past.

A Season…
John Mathews works hard and plays even harder. When he finds a new passion in the sensual warmth of Greece, he discovers that one lust-filled weekend of romance is just not enough.

A Lifetime…
With Shayla’s past catching up to her and an anonymous threat to her future, can she and John make a lifetime together?

 

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Book Review! “By Proxy” by Katy Regnery

PERSONAL RATING SYSTEM: 

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT – *****
PLOT   – *****
FLOW – ***
GRAMMAR/EDITING ****

ON A REVIEW SITE:
5 STARS

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“By Proxy” is such a unique book! Right from the start I knew I was going to love it. 
I am pretty sure that most people have never heard of a marriage by proxy. It is such a crazy concept! Having two OTHER people stand in at your wedding and exchange YOUR vows?
Sounds like something absolutely no one would do…unless of course you find yourself deeply in love, pregnant, and serving our country overseas. Which is exactly why Jenny and Sam’s childhood friends need to be married by proxy, and how Sam and Jenny meet. 

Even though they fall for each other during a whirlwind weekend, it doesn’t seem forced or unbelievable. 
There is a lot of second guessing and wondering on the part of Jenny and Sam. Jenny is a small town girl with high standards and morals. 
Sam is from the big city of Chicago and is as different from Jenny as can be. 

Jenny refuses to leave her family and her community and Sam just can NOT see himself living the small town life. 

I loved how the setting was around the holidays. I love Christmas and it is the perfect time of year to read such a charming story.

It was a very clean read, which I actually appreciate.
I usually find myself skimming past the steamy scenes in other books. If you are more into reading Fifty Shades of Grey type books this may not be for you. 
However, I would suggest you give it a try anyway. It was a really good book and you can always go back to the steamy stories after this one! 

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Sometimes love finds you. 
Stubbornly small-town Jenny Lindstrom has misgivings when she promises to stand proxy in her best friend’s wedding – misgivings that are fulfilled when tall, handsome Sam Kelley walks into the courthouse an hour late. In order to keep her promise, an afternoon favor turns into a weekend of startling but undeniable attraction, threatening the well-ordered world that keeps her heart at arm’s length from any more pain.

Sam’s plan is to fly to Livingston, Montana, take vows for his favorite cousin, and return to Chicago as quickly as possible. But his plan is turned upside-down when he must spend a weekend with Jenny in Gardiner to keep his word. He doesn’t want to fall for the prim, proper schoolteacher whose small-town life seems to him like selling out, but the more time he spends with her, the harder it is to say good-bye.

When city and country come together for Christmas, the unexpected gift is true love.

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