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I'm a serious book and makeup lover!!! I started this blog mainly for reviews. Here you will get to see my opinion on books and makeup that I find amazing and some that I don't really have much care for. I would love to do some product reviews as well, but we'll see. Every now and again you may even see posts about my world and family. I hope you enjoy and I hope my book reviews make you want to lost in the written world of books!!!!





Saturday, December 17, 2011

*Review* Crossroads by: Mary Ting




Author: Mary Ting
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Pages: 315 pages
World Castle Publishing
ISBN: 9781937085759


Mary Ting

About the author: 

Mary Ting resides in southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing Crossroads was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother. It was inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl.
Visit her website: www.marytingcrossroads.com
Twitter: @maryting


Back of the book reads: 

Claudia Emerson has a good friend who shares the same first name and last name. That friend unfortunately dies in a tragic accident during homecoming dance. Claudia is distraught at the loss of her friend, but is even more disturbed by her dreams, which seem to take her to another place called Crossroads. Unknown to her, crossroads is like a second heaven, a place between heaven and earth. It is where the souls of humans in comas or near death experiences may wander.

There, Claudia meets Michael, a nephilim, a half angel, half human, whom she often meets in her dreams. It turns out that this isn't her first visit to Crossroads, which is an enigma for no human can ever travel there until Claudia. Now the fallen and demons are after her, suspecting she must be special and it is up to Michael and the other nephilims to protect her.

Can Michael fight his growing feelings for Claudia and protect her as a guardian angel should? The answer awaits you! Follow the exciting path to Crossroads!


My Rating for Crossroads: 

 



My Review 

 This book is most definitely a MUST READ!!!! If you don't have it you need to go buy it right away!!! You can buy it on her website www.marytingcrossroads.com  I absolutely ADORE this book and it will for sure have tons of wear and tear from my reading it over and over!!! :) 

Okay now usually in my book reviews I do put some spoilers here and there, and some more than others, but with this one I'm gonna try not to. That way when you read the book you can enjoy the fact of not really knowing what's gonna happen next. It's so good that you will what that feeling of what's to come when reading it!!! :)

If you're looking for a book that will take you to another world that you don't want to leave then this is your book!! I was so indulged in this book that I was completely unaware of my surrounding. My husband had to physically touch me to get my attention. I wasn't ready for it to end when I got to the last chapter. There was so much more that I needed to know, like what becomes of Michael and Claudia, what happens with Patty and Andrew, what about Austin, and what about the other alkin.. Caleb, Vivian, and Davin?!?!?! I wanted more!! That's what this book does, leaves you wanting more!!!!
To be honest I think I read the prologue about 3 or 4 times before I talked myself into going further. I mean I was kinda confused after reading that and going into the first chapter. I didn't know whose point of view it was coming from until I read on. I'm so glad that I didn't stop at the prologue because then I would've missed out on such an amazing book!!!!
Although, this book portrays the human characters as teenagers I felt that some of the time it didn't seem like they where. They seemed much older that they are portrayed. But hey that's fine with me because I mean what teenager doesn't try to act and talk like an adult. :)
The way this story flows and unfolds is so amazing!! It doesn't rush with what happens like some books. It lets it happen with time. The love story that blossoms between Claudia and Michael is like a breathe of fresh air!!! I mean when I read about their interactions with each other it's like I could feel the spark between them myself. 
Claudia's friendship with Patty is like any girl and her best friend. Gamma was a lovely character. She had my heart with the way she was so protective over Claudia, kinda reminded me of my own grandmother. Claudia's mother was just like any other single mom I've ever known, working hard to provide for her family and trying hard to make sure she has time to spend with her child.
Davin, Vivian, and Caleb are amazing!! Not only are they half human, half angel they too became somewhat a victim of their own human emotion with the way they all cared for Claudia. 

I'm so glad that Mary Ting allowed me to enter the world she created in Crossroads!!! I mean, this book truly is the BEST book I've read this year..........or in the past decade even!!! I CANNOT wait to get my hand on book number two, BETWEEN!!! I need to know more!!! :) You can go check out her cover reveal for book number two, Between and read the synopsis over at Late Bloomer Online



I would like to send a BIG THANK YOU out to Mary Ting for letting me review Crossroads!!!! I hope you enjoy my review!!!


 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Lalaine's 500 followers Book Giveaway! over at Laine's Fiction Book's Corner


Head over to Laine's Fiction Book's Corner to find out how to enter this AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!!!

1st winner will get these books Plus two books that has been SIGNED by the Authors, THE GATHERING with a bookmark cartoon version of team Maya and PASSION. Isn't that amazing!?!?!?!
 2nd winner will get to choose one paperback copy from 8 other books!!!!

Last Call Giveaway!! (International) over at What's Beyond Forks?

Head over to What's Beyond Forks? to enter the giveaway!!!
Two lucky readers have a chance to win an eBook version of Last Call by Jennifer Schmidt.
This giveaway is open internationally. Everyone is welcomed to enter!
The giveaway will last from October 25th - November 4th. The winner will be announced on November 5th. Don't forget, this giveaway is open to everyone Worldwide!

Summary via the TWCS website:
While on vacation, a night out turns into a drunken haze and Novalee Jensen wakes up hung over, confused and…married? Fleeing Nevada, Novalee returns home to Montana to hide out, dreading the moment when her husband will show up to take her hard-earned business. But after two years, just when Novalee thinks her secret is safe, guess who walks through her door? Now, face to face with the man she left in a hotel room two years ago, Novalee discovers the difficult part isn’t having to explain her actions that night, or the questions that arise about the sexy stranger’s arrival, it’s keeping her hands off of her husband. And what’s Novalee to do when the hardest part turns out not to be confronting her past, but facing a possible future without her soon-to-be ex-husband?

Multi-millionaire Dean Philips wakes up in a Las Vegas hotel room to find the pretty blond he married the night before gone. The piece of paper he possesses proves she served her purpose and, guilt ridden over his actions, Dean begins a battle with his father for a fight for his grandfather’s fortune. When Dean is ordered to have his wife appear in court, he finds himself in a small town in Montana looking for the woman who ran off two years ago. Caught up in secrets and lies of his own, he has to find a way to persuade her to come back to Vegas with him without having her find out that she’s the missing puzzle piece to everything he’s been fighting for. But when Dean decides to mix a little pleasure with business, he suddenly finds himself in unfamiliar territory that could cost him everything.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Giveaway over at Read For Your Future


In observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month Read For Your Future is giving away some awesome Breast Cancer Awareness items!! You have until November 18, 2011 to enter, so go over to Read For Your Future and do it!!!!


*Book Review* All This and Family Too by: Sarah E. Glenn



A little about the author from goodreads.com

Sarah E. Glenn, a product of the suburbs, has a B.S. in Journalism, which is redundant if you think about it. By day, she works for the University of Kentucky. By night, she battles banality by writing weird stories. Several have appeared in mystery and paranormal anthologies, including G.W. Thomas’ Ghostbreakers series, Futures Mysterious Anthology Magazine, and Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology.

Sarah developed strong ideals from her parents, a salesman turned missionary (redundancy runs in the family) and a social worker. Her knowledge of bureaucracy and infighting stem from working in her local police department, her university, and political volunteering. She discovered Kolchak, comic books, fantasy role-playing games, and her lovely wife on her own. All This and Family, Too is her first novel

Title: All This and Family Too
Author: Sarah E. Glenn
Publisher: Pill Hill Press


Author Description

Cynthia Leach, professor of astronomy, just wants to lead a normal unlife. She believes that she can escape vampire hunters by moving away from North Carolina, but instead finds herself with a host of new problems.
Astronomy isn’t a nighttime science any more, and her department chair tries to force her to teach day classes. She rescues a runaway who soon learns too much to be discarded. Her family has moved to California with her, and the president of the neighborhood association is determined to run Grandma out of town. Worst of all, the vampire hunters are persistent ones – who have followed Cynthia to her new home.

Book Description

Adjusting to life as a vampire hasn’t been easy for Cynthia. Her partner murdered, stalked by a demented preacher-turned-vampire hunter, and forced to move across country from North Carolina to Irvine, California, Cynthia tackles undeath one battle at a time.
With the help of her devoted grandmother, trusted brother, and Josie, a distracting runaway, Cynthia comes to realize that it is not walking in sunlight that makes a person human, and living in the shadows might shed light on the things most important to her survival—family, love and controlling her thirst for blood.

My Rating


My Review

I was sent this book via PDF. I don't really like doing PDF reviews because it hurts my eyes to read it off my computer, but some I just can't pass up. I totally couldn't pass this one up!!! I was turned onto this book by a friend and I'm so glad that I got the chance to read it!! 

To be totally honest I didn't really get into this book until after the 5th chapter. I almost stopped reading it, but I'm so glad I didn't because it turned out to be really good!! So if your like me and don't get into it right away...DON'T give up because it gets so much better!!! I found that my computer would go dead a few times while I was reading it because I didn't really want to quit once I got into it. This book is a very good read!! I do recommend that if you are into vampire books that you get this one!! You can relate to the characters and some situations. It's a very realistic story, if vampires were real. I'm so hoping that there will be a 2nd book!!

This book wasn't your everyday vampire book. Cynthia Leach is like any other woman in the world, dealing with problems, getting used to a new home, a new job, and a new life. She's your average everyday woman.  Cynthia was turned into a vampire and now has to rearrange her life to live in the darkness. 

The characters in this book are amazing!! Josie, she's a teenage runaway who found herself almost killed if it wouldn't have been for Cynthia. Grandma's pretty awesome, I mean what Grandmother would accept having a vampire as a grandchild, take in a runaway stranger, and up an move for you because crazy vampire hunters are after you. Cynthia's brother, her assistant, not only has a vampire as a sister now but also dates a vampire. I love how the author didn't make Cynthia a vampire who gets turned and automatically knows what to do. I liked how she found help in her brothers boyfriend. I also love how the book had romance, humor, and some action.

If you don't have All This and Family Too on your bookshelf then you need to go and buy it!!!! 

Big Thanks for the chance to review this book!! I absolutely loved it!!



*Book Review* Imprint by: Annie Frame


Author: Annie Frame

(A little about the author)
Annie Frame is a clairvoyant medium and the author of Imprint. In a world with so many restrictions she prefers to use fiction as her platform, she finds it enables spirit to plant as many seeds as they choose and readers the choice to take or discard them at their leisure. Her work as a medium influences all she writes and she doubts anything else could be a more interesting channel for her personally.


The Book:

Paperback: 74 pages
Publisher: Vanguard Press
Author: Annie Frame
Language: English


This spine chilling book takes the reader into the realms of horror all the more believable because it seems reality not fantasy. The Imprints enter the soul of the narrator with determined power and describe each of their emotions in vivid detail. It is impossible not to be deeply involved, revolted and yet entranced at the same time as the linking of the personalities becomes apparent.

Desperation, self destruction and fear are superimposed on the beauty of the rose with its blood red petals. Each bloom shows the astral image of the various characters as their lives have been lived, giving some hope for the future and the lessons offered to the soul as it evolves to enlightenment and bewitching knowledge.


My Rating 


My Review

I was first attracted to this book because of it's cover. If you have read any of my other book reviews you can tell that, that is a must for me. The cover has to catch my attention otherwise I won't be too interested in starting the book. This book isn't very big at all, but in the pages you will open your mind to other possibilities that this author has given you. Imprint is a story that will take you on a journey of reincarnation. I for one do not believe in reincarnation, so therefore, I have my own beliefs in the afterlife. Still I opened my mind and I was impressed with how this book represents afterlife and how even after your lives end in the world your spiritual being can learn something from the imprints that you leave in the world through your living self. I couldn't put it down and read it in one sitting. Having to do with the afterlife and such I was a little skeptical about reading it, but I'm glad I did.This book is worth buying especially if you are into the afterlife, paranormal or horror. I must admit that I would've liked for there to have been more to read. 

Hercular Rose is at The Library of Souls in search of her Soul Journal to take her into her past lives on earth. In need to learn what past lives have to offer, following these imprints back with Hercular Rose you get to find out who and how her earth beings lived and died. Life on earth for Hercular was bitter sweet, but it all comes together to enable her to evolve in the Heaven she lives in. To understand and be shown how the lives intertwine and coincide is remarkable.


I'd like to give a BIG THANKS to Annie Frame for sending me a copy of Imprint to review. I really enjoyed it and hope you keep writing books which make others open their minds.


Monday, October 3, 2011

*Book Review* HUNGER by: Karen E. Taylor

In honor of the release of CRAVE this month, October 2011, I have reviewed Karen E. Taylor's book HUNGER, the first book of The Vampire Legacy.

 Author: Karen E. Taylor


A Little About The Book

HUNGER is a re-release of the first two books in the Vampire Legacy series, BLOOD SECRETS and BITTER BLOOD, which was released in July 2011.

                                       Hunger:
"Deirdre Griffin didn't choose to be a vampire. But she is. And she's determined to make the most of her fate. For Deirdre that means surrendering to the raging hunger ignited by even the slightest whiff of blood - a hunger that pulses through her body like a fever, demanding release. It means making friends in dark places - and savoring every hot, salty, bitter, revitalizing drop of life force the night has to offer..."

(Here are the two books which make HUNGER!!)
Blood Secrets:

Deirdre Griffin is intelligent, independent and beautiful.  She is also possessed of an insatiable hunger.
Hunger for blood.  Hunger for revenge against the man who created her. And hunger for the love of a man who can accept her for what she is...

Bitter Blood:

Deirdre is drawn back into the dark and dangerous streets of Manhattan by a plea out of her past.

Once there, she discovers that she has been marked for death.  She must fight against the international Cadre of Vampires to save her life and the life of the man she loves...
 
This book does contain SOME adult content and SOME adult language, so parents you have been warned.

My rating for this book:

(ABSOLUTELY)

My Review

I initially wanted to review this book because of it's exquisite cover. I'm a sucker for book covers!! They say you can't judge a book by it's cover but when dealing with actual books that's how it ends up in your hand. I thought if the cover of this book had me at first glance then I can only imagine how the inside can be. So I got in touch with the author and to my surprise she agreed to let me review it. I was so excited!! It's taken me a long while to get in the mood of reading again but finally I did. So this past Friday I started reading HUNGER and, to be honest, when I first started to read it I was a little unsure if I would like it. After the second chapter I found that I just couldn't put it down!!! I was sucked in with every page I turned like it beckoned to me. I grew to know the characters as if they were a real part of my own life. If I absolutely love a book I get lost in the world that lives between the covers, and let me tell you, I was completely lost. the twists and turns in this book are breathe taking! You can try to figure it out but will never know for sure until you turn the last page and even then you're still left wondering. Karen did a fabulous job in making this book worth reading. If I could give this book a higher rating I so would!! This book just isn't a "MUST READ" it's a "MUST HAVE" so you can read it over and over again!!  I highly recommend that you buy it if you are at all into paranormal romance or vampires. The love between the two characters is like the love every woman wants but not every woman is lucky enough to get. 

I want to Thank Karen for letting me review this AMAZING book!! I can't wait to read the next and so on!!! THANK YOU!!

The next book after HUNGER is called CRAVE  which also includes her 2 books Blood Ties and Blood Of My Blood. CRAVE comes out this month, October 2011. 
To find out more about these books go to Karen E. Taylor's page.

 (WARNING: If you choose to read ahead you should know that it may be a bit of a spoiler so read at your own will)

In this book you are introduced to Deirdre Griffin, Max Hunter, Mitch Greer, Gwen, Larry, and many more. Deirdre being a rogue vampire had no one to teach her how to survive after she was turned. She's never met one of her kind, but little does she know someone of her kind is closer than she could ever imagine.

Deirdre, a Manhattan vampire, owns and runs her fashion design company, Griffin Designs. The only other person who knows what and who Deirdre really is, is a wealthy nightclub owner named Max Hunter.  Max is her closest friend and one time lover. His nightclub, Ballroom of Romance, is were he helps Deirdre find what she needs to survive.......blood. Max hand picks her victims and takes them to her, the men involved think they're in for a good time but little do they know they are her next meal. Deirdre's different from the vampires that she's read about, she never kills her victim and only takes what she needs to survive. After taking the blood she needs she glamors them into believing that nothings happened and they have never met. The workers at the nightclub seem to think that Deirdre is Max's whore. One of his workers, a doorman named Larry, is indeed smitten with Deirdre maybe a little too smitten.
When the men that she's been feeding off of turn up dead Deirdre is the prime suspect, being the last person seen with them. In comes Detective Mitch Greer to question her about the victims. How uncanny is it that the victims are all drained of blood and have fang marks. This makes Deirdre believe that there is someone just like her and this someone may be the one who turned her. Seeking revenge on the one who caused her loss and a life that she didn't want, she lets herself get close to Mitch. Telling herself that playing the part and acting like something could happen between them could get her information about the murders and the other vampire who she seeks. She finds herself having deeper feelings for Mitch than she expected.
Falling in love was not an option for Deirdre. How could she live a normal life with a human man when she is neither normal or human. In the end her love for Mitch wins.
While searching for her answers someone is stalking her and wanting something from her that she has no intention on fulfilling. Finding out that a human knows about who and what she is, is more than she can handle. If her secret gets out then she'll have to flee.
When her personal secretary and friend, Gwen, is murdered in Deirdre's apartment she has to find the killer. Finding Gwen's killer almost got Deirdre killed herself until Mitch came in and saved her life.
Knowing some of the answers that have been haunting Deirdre for years is not enough. She finds herself needing more, needing to know why.
As usual Deirdre runs from the life that she was living only to be interrupted by Mitch on her way to a different life. She doesn't think their love can work and Mitch doesn't want to listen. She leaves with an agreement with Mitch that they'll see what happens in six months and if he still feels the same then she would return. 
Off to England she finds herself working in a pub and living off the tourists and costumers. Being haunted by the one who made her what she is, living his life and hers, and struggling to keep the darkness at bay she starts to believe that she's going crazy.  What she discovers in her dreams is more than real.
Receiving a letter from Mitch, caused her to go back to her old ways in hunting and living.
With an unexpected visitor she finds herself back in New York on a mission to help Mitch. Coming back here may not have been the best idea for Deirdre but she had to come for Mitch. Being back she finds that she has a decision to make involving Max and his nightclub. She also learns that she has to face the consequences of her actions.
With her trial behind her and her ghost gone she and Mitch can now live their lives just the two of them. Even though she suspects that she may have done something that she never wished to do she finds herself with Mitch going on the trip they were supposed to take before her actions caught up with her.



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Adventures of Paul & Natalie - Walt Disney's Spooky Buddies DVD/Blu-Ray Combo Pack Giveaway




Don't miss your chance!! Head on over to The Adventures of Paul & Natalie to find out how to enter this awesome giveaway!!!




    September 20, 2011 is the day that the irresistible talking Buddies are back on store shelves! Introducing the newest "Buddies" movie, Walt Disney's Spooky Buddies!

Disney's irresistible talking Buddies are back in an all-new movie that takes them for a spooky new adventure. With the help of some unexpected new friends -- Pip, Zelda, Rodney, and Skip, the buddies must stop Warwick the Warlock and save the world from his dastardly deeds.



Sunday, September 11, 2011

THE FAERIE RING by Kiki Hamilton Review & Giveaway

 


If you want to find out how to win this book go over to.......   http://pjhoover.blogspot.com/2011/09/faerie-ring-by-kiki-hamilton-review.html  and enter!!!!!



From Amazon:

Debut novelist Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in this spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.

The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is by picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki’s blood.

Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queen’s son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist.

Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty… 

Friday, July 1, 2011

BOOK REVIEW - "Power of the Moon" By: Tina Carreiro




































Title: Power Of The Moon 
Author: Tina Carreiro
Ebook released: May 4, 2011
Paperback release: July 4, 2011
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Published by: Firefly & Wisp Publishing


My Rating for this book:




Sorry Kido's but this book is JUST for ADULTS!!!! 


After trying to help a homeless man whose aura has him marked for death, Mia, is in more trouble than she knows. Soon she meets
Detective Cole Barnett. A man that shatters her world in more ways than one, and shows her a world of fear as well as desire.


My Review:

Okay so I open an email from a friend one day and she tells me I need to get in contact with Tina Carreiro about her book to see if she'd let me review it. So of course I did and I was so excited when she said yes and sent me an ebook!! I hadn't really heard anything about this book, all I knew was it was about Vampires. I was kinda nervous about reading it so It took me a couple days to even start it. Once I did I didn't want to stop!! I tried putting it down over and over but just couldn't!! It sucked me into another world that I didn't want to leave!! This book was so amazing, if I could give it more than 5 stars I SO WOULD!!!

Move over everyone Tina Carreiro is on fire and everyone is gonna get burned!! This book is by far the best book I have read this year or EVER actually!!! With Edward and Bella or Sookie, Bill, and Eric, yes there's passion but it's nothing compared to the passion between Mia and Cole!! I was amazed with the characters in this book and how you can almost immediately connect with each and every one of them. It's rare for me to be so satisfied with every aspect of a book, and let me tell you this book will have you craving for more!!!

Mia not wanting anyone to know about her powers has a run in with two men at work causing her to have to tell a room full of people about what she can do. Due to the situation with the two men she meets Detective Cole Barnett who also has a secret of his own! This book has everything you could want love, hate, sex, drama, secrets, and terror this book truly is SENSATIONAL!!!

With all of the love/hate passion between Mia and Cole it was like an emotional roller coaster taking you for the ride of your life!!! I definitely LOVE books that take you through different emotions and you actually feel them while your reading, like it's you not the character. This book does exactly that!! When Cole and Mia are in the elevator, Man oh man, is all I have to say about that!! *SIGH* The graveyard scene was by far the best out of all the intimate scenes in the book, it left me breathless!!!

What Mia can do is amazing! I don't really remember ever reading about a character that can do what she can so that was a nice change from the usual. Like a breath of fresh air. The way this story unfolds from her in her workplace to the dangerous and exiting events that go on is so exhilarating!! The passion these two characters have for each other is so intense. In some moments I was screaming in my head at Mia to just give in and  let him take her...in others I just wanted to smack some sense into her and tell her not to let true love pass her by...and at one point I was yelling at Cole to quit fighting his feelings to comfort her, to not worry about what the others may think of him!! I was so mesmerized at how much I was into this book!!!!

Cynthia, Mia's best friend, is like the bff every girl wants!! Even with her boyfriend Kevin in her life she still makes time for "girls night out" and her bff. These two characters are also amazing. What Kevin does to save his true love is phenomenal!!

If you haven't read this book yet you NEED to!! It will take you for a ride of swirling emotions that you will love with every chapter!!

I seriously CAN NOT wait for the 2nd book to come out and read more about Mia and Cole!!! I'm so gonna buy this book when it comes out in paperback so I can relive this world over and over!!!!

If you're interested in her book go check out her website http://www.tinacarreiro.com/

Thank you Tina for letting me review this book!! It was truly amazing and I absolutely LOVED it!!!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Great Wooden Swing Set GIVEAWAY at One Bored Mommy!!


I know I do!!! 

Well now you have a chance thanks to One Bored Mommy!!!

All you have to do is go to One Bored Mommy to find out how to enter to win!!
BIG THANKS to One Bored Mommy!!
Here are some details about this awesome play set:
(sale price $1,799.00)
Swing Set Main Features 
 
 



•Tire Swing
•Ductile Iron Swing Hangers
•Steering Wheel
•Rope Ladder
•Two-Ring Rock Climbing Wall
•10' Green Wave Slide (Rave)
•2 Swings
•2x6 Safety Steps
•12oz Vinyl Canopy
•2 Position Swing Beam
•3'x5' Deck
•4x6 Deck Supports
•4x6 Swing Beam
•5' Deck Height
* Swing beam is rated at 250 lbs per swing * Monkey bar is rated at 150 lbs per swing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bragadocious Bows on Facebook!!

*BRAGADOCIOUS BOWS*

My Sister-In-Law and I have started making hair bows and just started our own fan page on facebook.
If you like handmade bows go to http://on.fb.me/kuyfdk and "LIKE"
We just started so there aren't a whole lot of bows up yet but there will be!!!!

Here are some pictures of our handmade bows:






Thursday, June 2, 2011

Die For Me GIVEAWAY! *Books Obsession*

Die For Me
 by: Amy Plum

Giveaway thanks to Books Obsession

Would you like to win an ARC of Die For Me??
Click HERE to find out how to win!!

Here are the RULES:

Open to the USA only. Ends on June 13.
Extra entries for being a wonderful blog follower
or spreading the word about this giveaway.
One winner will be randomly chosen and emailed;
they will have 5 days to claim the ARC.
Fill out the form to enter, but comments are appreciated!

Playing Hurt Giveaway by The Grammarian's Review!!

Playing Hurt (by: Holly Schindler)
*GIVEAWAY*

Big thanks to The Grammarian's Review!


Click HERE to enter to win The Grammarian's Reviews giveaway of Playing Hurt!!! Don't forget to read the book review, It's awesome!!

Don't miss out on this great giveaway!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

**BOOK REVIEW** -- Captivated, An Affliction Novel by: D. Apodaca





CAPTIVATED, AN AFFLICTION NOVEL by: D. Apodaca



Mindy Keenan couldn't shake the feeling that somehow...in a matter of moments...the boy she once knew was not the one standing before her.

After Mindy's childhood best friend, Dean Aiken, shuts her and everyone else out of his life, she learns to move on. Years pass and she gets used to the fact that he's no longer a part of her life, but things begin to change...

Mindy's new best friend, Markus Medina, witnesses Dean kill two people behind a club. Mindy has a hard time believing him, especially when he mentions that the bodies disappear. Poof! Into thin air. Markus decides he has to follow Dean around in order to get evidence that he's been killing people, so he doesn't sound like a nut to the police. Despite Marcus crazy theories about the possibility of Dean not being human. And not to mention the fact that he's dangerous. Mindy can't help that she may be falling in love with him.

Even after hiding their feelings for each other from the world. Dean and Mindy being together stirs up dangers that neither of them could ever imagine. When she finds out about what Dean really is and the world he tried to keep her away from...it's already too late

                                                          
          
                    REVIEW  

         I personally give this book :



I had never heard of this book until I came across it on facebook. I know they say don't judge a book by it's cover, but when it actually comes to books most of us do. The cover is what makes us pick it up in the first place. The cover of this book is mysterious, aside from the title and authors name, a beautiful face... which makes you want to find out what's awaiting you inside.

I was so curious to find out what this book was about that I got in contact with the author and asked to do a review. I didn't want to read anything about this book because I wanted to be surprised in case the author said yes I could review it. Obviously she did otherwise you wouldn't be reading this. :) I was so excited when she said yes and I finally got to read it!!! Not only is the book extraordinary, the author is as well!!! She was kind enough to let me review her book and keep in contact while awaiting my review. For me, I don't just enjoy a good book... I also enjoy a sweet author!!!

I myself wasn't expecting to get sucked in at the PROLOGUE but it happened!! I was completely sucked in!!! I started reading it one night after putting my little girl to bed and couldn't stop! I had to make myself put it down and even when I did I would pick it up and think to myself "one more chapter" eventually that turned into reading all but 4 before I really set it down at 7am to try and get some sleep! I was completely bewitched by this book, fully under it's spell!!!

This isn't your average "boy loves girl, girl loves boy and lets throw in some vampires" kinda story. There are so many twists and turns which makes you NEED to know what's gonna happen next. You can make guesses about who and what people are or who's the good guy and who's the bad guy, but you don't really know for sure until you read it.

The way this book made me actually feel when I read it was unique! When I read parts of the book that were about how Mindy felt about Dean it took me back. It was like I knew exactly what and how she felt. I knew the feeling of hoping that you see them in class or out and about. Doing things to "accidentally" run into them. Even sneaking looks through the corner of your eye just get a glimpse at them. The butterflies, the shyness, and the electricity. It was amazing!

All the characters in the book are wonderful! Some more mysterious than others but all in all I loved reading about each and every one of them, from Mindy's best friends to the bad guys, they were all truly remarkable!!

I have to admit though, the ending made me so mad because I didn't want it to stop on such an intense moment!!! It really leaves you wanting more!!! I CAN NOT wait until the next book!!! I have to know what happens!!

I really recommend this book to anyone who loves Young Adult books!!!! I loved it so much that I'm going to purchase it that way I have it on my bookshelf for whenever I want to read it!!!

This book will take you for a ride and you will LOVE every bit of it!! You will truly be CAPTIVATED!!!!!

You can purchase this book on her website http://theafflictionseries.com/ or you can purchase it from amazon http://amzn.to/islCq0

I'd also like to give a BIG THANK YOU to D. Apodaca for letting me do this review and for being such a sweet person!!

And with that I'll leave you with a little something straight from the book!!


I let out a huff and forced a smile. “You’re a vampire.” I stated.

Dean tilted his chin up and smiled. “I have no fangs.” He said through his teeth.

I examined the glistening white canines. They were normal, just like mine. “You retract them when you don’t need them.” I said.

Dean moved across the table and put his face up to mine. His mouth was a torturous breath away from my own. “Then why haven’t I sucked your blood Lina?” He whispered right before pressing his soft lips against mine. Then he inched towards my neck and lingered his lips on my pulse. His soft breathing tickled my skin and triggered a chill that shot up my spine. My blood jumped to a rush and began to throb for him. If he were a vampire, I swear I’d let him suck me. “Why aren’t I biting you right now?” He whispered. It took everything I had in me not to melt into the seat and land as a puddle on the ground.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Raven and the Rose - 50 Followers GIVEAWAY!

Raven Rose @_Raven_Rose_  has passed 50 followers, therefore, she'll be doing FIRST GIVEAWAY!!! Congrats Raven Rose!!!!

                What's she giving away!?!


1 Lucky winner will be getting THIS!
To find out how to enter to win go to


Here's a list of what the winner will receive

1. Australia Backstage Beauty Kit (Compact containing 18 pressed shadows, 6 lip shades and 3 blushes.)
2. Face of Australia Lip Shine in Newcastle (website has swatches of all the colours).
3. Face of Australia Blush in Outback Primrose.
4. Face of Australia Eyeshadow in Lolite.
5. Face of Australia Eyeshadow in Quartz.
6. Face of Australia Mineral Lip Shine in Love Bite.
7. Savvy luxury eyeliner in Glitzy Gold.
8. Savvy luxury eyeliner in Glistening Green.
9. 5g Faerie highlighter from Lost in Makeupland.
10. Full size Blarney Stone LE eyeshadow from Meow Cosmetics.
11. Full size Skittering eyeshadow from Linnaeus Cosmetics.
12. Concrete Minerals samples: Lolita, Smut and Temptress.
13. Fyrinnae minis: Feline Familiars, Calavera Cupcakes, Madame and Eve's.
14. Evil Shades samples: Faerie Kisses, Day Dream blush.
15. High Voltage samples: Sif, Jaded Heart, Phantom Midnight, Eternal Serenity, Radio Waves, Instant Glamour, Rock Forever, Odin, Freyr, Loki, Valhalla