Wounded Excerpt and Amazon Giveaway

Wounded Excerpt and Amazon Giveaway

​​ "My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker." When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot. The clock is ticking and I can feel the weight of the final battle with the demon hordes looming over my head. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer, but the casualty list is growing. And with each name that is added to those we've lost, my confidence cracks a little more. Yet there is hope. A child saved. A life lost. A prophecy fulfilled. Buy on Amazon | B&N | Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords All of the books in The Rylee Adamson Novels series will be on sale from September 9-15th at $0.99 down from $3.99 regular price.   EXCERPT FROM WOUNDED: “You don’t think … [Read more...]

I’m Still Here Book Review and Giveaway

I’m Still Here Book Review and Giveaway

It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary. Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new future—one in which she is finally accepted. Through humor and heartbreak, Esther learns that blood does not mean family, that absence does not make the heart grow fonder and that silence can speak volumes. Put I'm Still Here on your TBR list! Buy on … [Read more...]

Healthier Outdoor Entertaining Tips #IBBakesWell

Healthier Outdoor Entertaining Tips #IBBakesWell

This outdoor entertaining post has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. As we move from summer into fall you would think that opportunities for outdoor entertaining would be disappearing, right?  Well, here in Georgia we actually don't do much outdoor entertaining in the summer.  Mainly because it's hot and humid all summer!  Not to mention that swarms of mosquitoes are just waiting to bite my bare legs!  I firmly believe that fall is the absolutely BEST season for outdoor entertaining.  The weather in the evenings is cool enough to allow for a fire in the fire pit and it still stays light late enough that we aren't stumbling around in the dark trying to eat dinner. If you are planning a little bit of outdoor entertaining this fall, here are a few tips to make your … [Read more...]

Dream Killers by SM Blooding

Dream Killers by SM Blooding

The Sea of Dreams spat me out with no memories, no idea of who I was or what my purpose might be. When Captain Bo, dream killer extraordinaire, arrived, I took a chance to explore. On the road of discovery, I tripped upon dreamplanes floating dead in a graveyard, scared children attempting to survive their dreams turned nightmare, strange guardians, rogue Dreamlanders, and ships with hearts of silver. I learned more about Dreamland than I ever thought possible. But people are dying. They’re disappearing. Dreamland is twisting, shifting, ripping. I don’t know how best to help, how to save those I’ve met, who have wormed their way into my heart. If only I knew who I was, what I’d been born to do. Then I found out. I know who I am. I wish I didn’t. Dream Killers is geared for fans of Once … [Read more...]

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

I was provided one copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook at no charge in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. My 2 month long foray into the world of the Paleo diet was an interesting experience.  I did not find that the diet was right for me personally but I did realize that some really delicious recipes are actually both Paleo AND very delicious!  By definition, Paleo recipes are usually very healthy.  They  include real, whole food ingredients and nothing artificial.  I found that they usually included lots of herbs and spices to make up for the lack of salt, sugar, and flavorings that you find in many traditional recipes.  Since my family absolutely LOVES spicy food, when I was sent a copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook to review I … [Read more...]

America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook

America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook

I received one copy of America's Best Barbecue for the purpose of this review but all opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate links Barbecue is pretty much a way of life here in the south.  Barbecue is not a flavor...it is a style of cooking.  You can not have true barbecue ribs if you cooked them in the oven, even if you covered them with barbecue sauce!  As proud owners of a Green Egg ceramic grill, my husband and I grill out a lot!  The patio gets a lot of use all year round but especially during the spring and summer.  When I was offered a chance to review America's Best Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques for Prize-Winning Ribs, Wings, Brisket, and More I knew I could find something delicious in there to try out! America's Best … [Read more...]

Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health

Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health

I received a free copy of Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health for this review but all opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I spent several months following the Paleo diet and while I don't think it helped my health issues any, I do think a lot of the recipes and food guidelines were definitely healthy.  I find myself including a ton of Paleo approved foods into my diet now, even though I am back to eating a 'normal' diet.  Smoothies were always a huge part of my Paleo diet and even the kids love them so my blender gets a lot of use.  When I was offered the chance to review Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health I knew I would find plenty of recipes I would enjoy. Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate … [Read more...]

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

This post about homemade soda has been sponsored.  I received a copy of this book at no charge for review purposes but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links. I have a serious weakness for soda.  I don't know what it is about that sweet, fizzy drink that makes me crave it so often.  I generally try to avoid it as much as I can and since I started the Paleo diet most of them are not approved anyhow.  But, just because *I* can't drink them, doesn't mean the kids can't and my son (like most teenage boys) loves when he is allowed the occasional soda.  When I was sent The Complete Soda Making Book to review I was curious what sort of recipes I would find in there.  I am all for buying fewer plastic bottles and cans so making homemade soda is a smart … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

This post about how to make your own kitchen staples has been sponsored.  I received one copy of The DIY Pantry at no charge to facilitate my review. When I go to the grocery store I have a tendency to check out the ingredient label on a lot of the things I buy.  I am always shocked when something as simple as tartar sauce has 30 ingredients.  I have made it from scratch myself with only 6 so not sure what all those other things are in there!  Probably not stuff I should really be eating.  Now, don't get me wrong....I have been known to come home with a bag of Cheetos or package of cookies so I am not all bean sprouts and tofu.  But, I have been trying to eat cleaner and healthier and knowing how to make your own kitchen staples is a good first step. (affiliate link--->>>) The … [Read more...]

Carrabbas #FirstTastes Event Featuring Fiesta di Carrabba

Carrabbas #FirstTastes Event Featuring Fiesta di Carrabba

I was provided a selection of menu items at no charge in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions expressed here are my own. This week I was excited to get to visit Carrabba's Italian Grill for an exclusive tasting event previewing their new Fiesta di Carrabba seasonal menu.  Carrabbas's Italian Grill was founded in 1986 by two Sicilian men from Texas who had a passion for real food.  Their dishes are made from scratch with fresh ingredients that are delivered daily. For a limited time you can experience the Fiesta di Carrabba menu at an exceptional price.  Starting as low as $15 you can have a 3 course meal full of flavor that will leave you amazingly satisfied without breaking the bank.  We were provided a selection of many items from the Fiesta di Carrabbas menu during our … [Read more...]