≡ Menu

Cover of A Kiss and a Dream by Linda Andrews.

This one sounds really cool. I had not heard of this series before. Which means I have more books in my “to read pile” or at least on my list, since I’ll probably get them on my kindle.

A Kiss and a Dream by Linda Andrews

She escapes with a dead woman’s name and finds sanctuary with a widower reeling from his wife’s betrayal. Can a love built on lies survive the truth?

Gretchen Foltz honors her late father’s request and ends up locked in the workhouse by her greedy brother. Dreaming of a home and freedom, she embarks on a dangerous winter journey. She awakes in a stranger’s home. Hiding behind a lie, she discovers a man worthy of her trust.

Kian Bryne is struggling to feed his four children. The last thing he needs is to rescue a woman stranded on the ice and running from her own demons. With his rich in-laws threatening to take custody his children, he’ll make a desperate alliance to keep his family together. When a simple kiss shatters their agreement, he’s left yearning for more.

Can they untangle the lies before someone separates them forever?

amazon get it

Excerpt:
In this scene, Gretchen learns that Kian has a secret dream to be a carriage driver on the island. She has a dream of her own and knows the power of them, so she is determined to help him achieve his goal.

“It was a stupid dream. I should sell it, ta pay ya.” Kian jerked the covering into place and turned away.
“Nein. No.” She followed him. “Dream is not stupid. Dream is good.”
She slowed down to hit the correct sound at the end. Just so he understood.
He yanked pieces of oak from the pile near the door and dropped them into her pail.
“I help you vith your dream.” She pulled out the bigger pieces and returned them to the stack before tugging the handle from his grip. Selecting the right size for the cook stove, she filled her bucket. “You see.”
“Why?” He stared at the wood pile and huddled in his jacket.
She didn’t want to think too hard about the why. Instead, she clasped the pail to her chest and hustled for the door.
He beat her there and pushed back the snow, so she could squeeze through the opening. Before she exited, he stayed her with a hand on her arm. “Why?”
“Because I have the dreams, too. And you are helping to make them true.” She ducked under his arm and walked into the cold. More than he knew. Maybe more than was safe for her heart.

add to goodreads

Linda AndrewsAuthor Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: “What else would she write? She’s never been normal.”

All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion and she’s followed that passion into history, the future, and beyond. Sometimes, she incorporates her science background and other times, she allows the magic of love to take center stage in sweet historicals.

Website * Twitter

Newsletter

 

Blast Giveaway

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 5/11/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

{ 0 comments }

Change Of Heart By Jennifer Moore Review

Cover of Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore.Change of Heart by Jennifer Moore is an immensely enjoyable story. I loved it. It was well written, and a quick read, partly because I didn’t have to stop for anything. I started reading and didn’t even come up for air till it was over, and I think it ended too soon.

I loved the characters in this book, especially Val. She worked so hard to get where she was, and was just so likable. Nathaniel was really likable too, and I liked his managing to look past appearances.

I love “Cinderella” type clean romances, where poor or lower class characters end up with all, or at least most, of their dreams coming true.

This would be a great book to take with you to the doctors office. You wouldn’t mind waiting for the doctor,  and if he got in there early you might be upset.

About the book:

This summer, Nathaniel Cavanaugh vacations in Lobster Cove to spend quality time with his kids after his estranged wife’s tragic death. Successful and well-connected, he is on the fast-track to the highest legal positions in the country, but his family life suffers. After an accident throws Val nearly into his lap and costs her a job opportunity, Nathaniel surprises himself by overlooking her outlandish appearance and lack of qualifications to offer her a job as his nanny for the summer.

Valdosta McKinley wishes for an internship at a Paris Art Institute to use her newly acquired art-history skills. She knows Nathaniel could never develop feelings for a girl from a trailer in a rural West Virginia holler—a lesson she learned the hard way years earlier.

Will pursuit of their professional goals require Nathaniel and Val to give up the dream of being a family?

amazon

add to goodreads

About the Author:

Jennifer

Jennifer Moore is a passionate reader and writer of all things romance due to the need to balance the rest of her world that includes a perpetually traveling husband and four active sons, who create heaps of laundry that is anything but romantic. She suffers from an unhealthy addiction to 18th and 19th century military history and literature. Jennifer has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Utah and is a Guitar Hero champion. She lives in northern Utah with her family, but most of the time wishes she was on board a frigate during the Age of Sail.

Website * Twitter * Facebook

 

Blog Tour Schedule

$25 Blog Tour giveawayBlog Tour Giveaway

$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 5/1/16

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Tour Schedule

April 18th
I Am A Reader – Spotlight
Julie Coulter Bellon – Review
Literary Time Out – Review
Cuzinlogic – Spotlight
Literary Chanteuse – Spotlight
Susan Heim on Writing – Spotlight

April 19th
Getting Your Read On – Review
Tifferz and her Sisterz – Review
Heidi Reads… – Spotlight
Why Not? Because I Said So! – Spotlight
beck valley books – Spotlight
Coffee Books & Art – Spotlight

April 20th
My Book a Day – Review
Reading List – Review
Katie’s Clean Book Collection – Review
Bunny’s Review – Spotlight
LeahSay’s Views – Spotlight

April 21st
Wishful Endings – Review
Simple Wyrdings – Review
Kindle and Me – Spotlight
My Creatively Random Life – Spotlight
Queen Of All She Reads – Spotlight

April 22nd
Books Are Sanity!!! – Review
Bookworm Lisa – Spotlight
Hearts & Scribbles – Spotlight
Mel’s Shelves – Spotlight
BookHounds – Spotlight

April 26th
Singing Librarian Books – Review
Rockin’ Book Reviews – Spotlight
Min Reads and Reviews – Spotlight
Rebecca Belliston – Spotlight
Diana’s Book Reviews – Spotlight

{ 0 comments }

Making Iced Cappuccino At Home Saves Money

Making your own Iced Cappuccino at home can save you a lot of money. If you go to a coffee shop you are talking close to 5 bucks a pop, or more. That adds up to a whole lot of money. If you only get one a week that is still a minimum $20 a month.  Over a year that adds up a really nice pair of boots ($240).A box of Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix.

On the other hand, if you get some Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Mix and make your own drinks, you will only be spending about $1.25, which adds up to $5 a month, or $60 a year. Huge difference.

They sent me a box of each flavor to try. I’m not sure which one I like best because they are all good. I’m sort of leaning toward the Original, but the French Vanilla is really good, and I even liked the Caramel. My husband liked the Caramel the best.

Blender Boyz Iced Cappuccino Pouches.

These are really easy to make too. Just put a cup of ice in your blender, add a fourth of a cup of milk, and the pouch of cappuccino mix, and blend.

They are GOOD! I could get addicted easily. If I do at least it will be cheaper than a coffee shop.

You can order them online at target.com, amazon.ca, the Blender Boyz website, and several other locations.

The pouches of drink mix do not have to be refrigerated, and you can buy them in sets of 24 boxes of the same flavor, or combo packs that include all three flavors.

If you own a restaurant, diner, or café, you can buy in bulk for wholesale prices. Blender Boyz make it so easy to make drinks that any employee can do it.

Please follow Blender Boyz on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 

I received a free product to review.

{ 0 comments }

Multiple Flashlights For Emergencies


BYBlight Aluminum LED FlashlightsThese little aluminum LED Flashlights are great to have around the house in case of emergency. I keep a small flashlight in the car, and one in my purse too, because you just never know when or where it might be needed.

These mini flashlights come in sets of 4 and each is a different color. I like the silver one especially. All are pretty.

They use three triple A batteries (not included) and are very easy to use. Just push the button on the end to turn it on or off.

These flashlights don’t weigh much. You can carry them on a hike without getting tired. There is a carry strap on the end too.

They are bright without being blinding. The light is bright enough to see how to change a tire if you need to do that in the middle of the night.

They last a long time too since they use LED bulbs.

All the BYBlights have an 18 month warranty and a 90 day money back guarantee.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

 

{ 0 comments }

Nobody’s Lady By Amy McNulty Review

Picture of the cover of Nobody's Lady by Amy McNulty.Nobody’s Lady by Amy McNulty is the second book in The Never Veil series. This book continues the story from Nobody’s Goddess, which was really good (check out my review here).

I liked this one better than the first one. It is one of those books that pull you in, and keep you in till the end. And I didn’t want it to end. This is one of those books where I wish the author would wait till all the books are written, and published before they release so I don’t have to wait so long to read the next one. I’m ready for the next book in this series NOW.

The background is what really makes this story so great. The men in the village don’t really know how to deal with all the changes, because they never had to do much thinking before. The women are having a hard time adjusting to the changes too, but in different ways.

The main character Noll has done a bit of growing up and I like her more in this book.

The end is a bit twisty, definitely not what I expected. Seems like there are still a lot of questions to be answered in the next book, for which I’m waiting impatiently.Tour Banner for the Blog Tour of Nobody's Lady.

About the book:

Nobody’s Lady (Never Veil #2) by Amy McNulty
Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Publisher: Month9Books

For the first time in a thousand years, the men in Noll’s village possess the freedom to love whom they will. In order to give each man the chance to fully explore his feelings, the lord of the village decrees all marriages null and void until both spouses declare their love for one another and their desire to wed again. What many women think will be a simple matter becomes a source of village-wide tension as most men decide to leave their families and responsibilities behind.

Rejected by the lord and ashamed of her part in the village’s history, Noll withdraws from her family and lives life as an independent woodcarver. This changes when her sister accuses her of hiding her former husband Jurij from her—and when Jurij eventually does ask to move in. Determined not to make the same mistakes, Noll decides to support her male friends through their new emotional experiences, but she’s soon caught up in a darker plot than she ever dared imagine possible from the men she thought she knew so well. And the lord for whom she still has feelings may be hiding the most frightening truth of them all.

Purchase Links:

Google Play | BAM | Chapters |Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo |TBD| iBooks

About the Author:

Promo picture of author Amy McNulty.

Amy McNulty is a freelance writer and editor from Wisconsin with an honors degree in English. She was first published in a national scholarly journal (The Concord Review) while in high school and currently writes professionally about everything from business marketing to anime. In her down time, you can find her crafting stories with dastardly villains and antiheroes set in fantastical medieval settings.

 

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads
Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Nobody’s Lady by Amy McNulty (INT)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Chapter-by-Chapter-blog-tour-button

This post is part of a blog tour hosted by Chapter By Chapter Blog Tours. To see all the other posts in the tour visit the Blog Tour Page.

I received a free eBook to review.

{ 2 comments }

Small LED Flashlights Good For Emergencies


BYBlight Cree LED Flashlight TorchSmall  LED Flashlights will fit just about anywhere without taking up a lot of room, and they are not heavy. I like to have one in my purse, cause you never know when you might get stuck out somewhere in the dark.

If you have a flat tire while driving out in the boonies at night you really want a good light.

The BYBlight Cree LED Flashlight has three modes, bright, brighter, and strobe. You can also zoom the light out so it covers more area, or tighten it up to show a small area.

I have been using the dim light zoomed out, when I go to check on my chickens in the evening. The chickens will be roosting and a regular flashlight gets them all upset, they fuss at me something awful. I’m glad they don’t speak English because I’m pretty sure all that cackling would translate into a really good cussing out.

The dim diffused setting on this flashlight doesn’t bother them though. It is still bright enough that I can see if all the chickens are there, and no bad critters have snuck in.

These come in a set of 4 so we have them in several rooms of the house. One in the bedroom, one by the computers, and one in the kitchen. Next time the lights go out I won’t have to hunt for a flashlight.

Set of BYBlight Cree LED Flashlight Torchs.My husband took off with one of them. He has it in his truck.

I received a free or discounted product to review.

{ 0 comments }

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close