Sunday, September 25, 2016

Penne alla vodka

So as you may remember from past posts I love cooking with alcohol! Well, I especially love it in icing but I am willing to try almost anything that has alcohol in it. So now that I am watching what I consume that has elmintated many, many different types of alcohol.

I also love pasta!! Thanks to Jasinda Wilder I was introduced to Dreamfields Pasta. My kids and I love this pasta and I find I can eat a bowl of it and not feel as heavy as regular pasta. On their website they say this:

How does Dreamfields make it easy to eat a little bit better?

Dreamfields starts with wholesome durum wheat – grown and produced here in America’s heartland, which we mill into semolina. Our unique recipe contains inulin, a prebiotic fiber sourced from chicory root, which helps promote healthy digestion. Each serving of Dreamfields has 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of plant protein.
I am constantly on the lookout for pasta recipes that I can make my way and luckily this one was good as it is!! There were no changes to be made and it was so absolutely delicious!!

You can find it here: http://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a48785/penne-alla-vodka-recipe-jk/

I highly advise giving it a try - super easy and delicious!!







Saturday, September 24, 2016

Release - Watching the Sky Cry by J.B. Hartnett




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New from J.B. Hartnett!

Watching the Sky Cry is a beautifully written,
emotional story and is NOW AVAILABLE
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Blurb
Ten years is a long time when you’re thirty-two. We’d seen our share of ups and downs, but I could honestly say, they were mostly up. That’s the thing about happiness though. It lulls you into a false sense of security.

Neither one of us ever thought we’d ever be touched by crippling loss or immeasurable grief. But not all stories have a happy ending, and I knew, better than anyone, that sometimes, one of you won’t make it till the end. One of you has to go first. And one of you will be left behind to pick up the pieces.

That one is me.

But starting over isn’t what I thought it would be. I need escape from the memories that plague me, remind me. So I went back to where it all began. To the town where I was born. To the place whose beauty could pierce my pain. Where I experienced my first kiss, where I fell in love, where a man was my earth. And I…

I was his sky.
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About the Author:
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Julie is a southern California native, a fan of a really good story (preferably a romance with a happily ever after), really good pie (preferably pumpkin)and copious amounts of coffee (preferably Folgers).

She has always enjoyed writing and at one time thought she might be a singer/songwriter. The 'writer' part is that one that stuck.

Julie is obsessed with Pi...the equation and the food. She's allergic to cats, cantaloupe and hates mushrooms. So if you ever want to give her a gift, those are out for sure.

She currently lives with her romance hero husband and two boys in Melbourne, Australia.





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My review of The Compendium by Christine Hart

This is the second book in the series and book one In Irina's Cards needs to be read first.

Irina Proffer and her variant friends are on the run from her father, Ivan Krylov and his company Innoviro. As her and her brother Ilya begin to piece together what her father is working on they begin a journey from Vancouver to Seattle in order to see what he is working on next.

When it is clear that her father is planning on setting off an earthquake in San Francisco the group must work together to stop it. Yet it seems like her father's henchmen are always one step ahead and could somebody they trust be working against them?

I enjoyed this book and it was interesting to see how the group worked together to get out of situations, relying on each of their strengths with their variants.

Irina pushes Jonah away as she is worried that her strength decreases that of Jonah and the two must figure out a way for Jonah to remain safe. The group definitely has a lot of battles still ahead of them.

It's super interesting to see how the author adapts the variants and the ideas that she comes up with for Ivan. They are different and it'll be great to see how everything goes down in the next book!

4 Stars

Terra Nova by Christine Hart

TERRA NOVA
Book #3 of The Variant Conspiracy

by Christine Hart

Friday, September 23, 2016

COMING IN HOT BOX SET

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Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster

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Release Blitz - Challenge by Amy Daws




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He’s her patient. She’s his doctor.
They shouldn’t. But God, do they want to.

New Sports Romance by Amy Daws!

CHALLENGE IS NOW LIVE
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Blurb


Camden Harris, the famously hot, hulk of a footballer is laid up in a London hospital. But his busted knee doesn’t stop him from running his well-practiced game on Indie Porter—his redheaded spitfire of a doctor. She’s not his type, not even close. But she could be the perfect distraction from the soul-crushing damage this injury could cost him.

Indie’s tired of her naivety putting a target on her back. As a gifted child, she’s let her education take the front seat her whole life. But a fling with a footballer like Camden might be just what she needs to grab life by the balls.

And he could be the perfect guy for the plan she’s been sitting on for over two years.

But when feelings make a final play, there’s no amount of medicine that can heal the damage to their hearts.

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**PLEASE CHOOSE ONE EXCERPT**

CHALLENGE EXCERPT 1:
She chooses that second to lean over top of me and stuff the blood pressure cuff into a metal basket above my bed. She loses her footing slightly and, well, never one to waste an opportunity, my hands reach up to grip her lower back and pull her down on top of me. Her chest hits mine, and I’m assaulted with an orgasmic scent that must be distinctly of the Dr. Porter variety.
I’m not sure what I had planned. Truth be told, I didn’t completely think it through. Most likely I was just going to say something smart and see what else I could get to come out of her gorgeous mouth. But a flurry of excitement rips through me when her eyes flash to my lips and, in that instant, I know what I have to do.
I have to taste her.
Without hesitating, I sample her lips, giving her what her eyes were so quietly begging for. She lets out an audible groan, but it’s not a frightened groan. It’s a “you cheeky sod, I like this” sort of groan. It’s the kind of groan you make when you’re young and trying to fight off an orgasm that comes much too soon because you’re so inexperienced. It’s the kind of groan that makes all the pain in my knee completely dissipate. It’s the kind of groan that gives me the slightest glimpse of how hot she would be in the sack.
I forget all about the fact that I’m kissing my doctor. Right now, she’s simply an incredibly sexy woman who has managed to consume ninety percent of my thoughts since I arrived here over an hour ago. And denial is a dish best served hot and luscious, so I’m eating while I have the chance.
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CHALLENGE EXCERPT 2:

We arrive at my building and take the lift up to my fourth floor flat. As I’m unlocking the front door, she asks, “Are you a good dancer, Camden?”
This question is odd, even for her. “Why do you ask?”
She sighs and leans against the wall just as I open the door. “I envisioned you were tonight when I was dancing with some bloke.”
My jaw clenches. “I don’t need to hear about you dancing with other guys.”
She smirks. “But I was thinking about you so it shouldn’t count.”
“It counts.”
“I think I like this jealous side of you. I might have to use it to my—”
Her snarky comment is cut off by a satisfying yelp as I wrap my arms around her waist and throw her over my shoulder.
“What are you doing?” she squeals as I savour the feel of her bare legs in my hands.
I turn and walk her inside, kicking the door closed with my foot. “Do you think you’re smart, talking to me like that?” I ask, completely unable to hide the smile on my face.
Her hair tickles my back as she giggles. “I am quite smart, actually. I skipped three whole grades in primary school. Did you know that?”
“I didn’t know that. Tell me then, what did they do to punish clever girls with smart mouths in boarding school?”
“Oh, naughty, naughty things.” She giggles again and I have a momentary desire to put her down just so I can see her face when she does it.
“I might need a demonstration.” I walk down the hallway and straight to my room, forgoing the polite flat tour, the offering of drinks, and the inane small talk. Our arrangement is for sex and sex alone.
“I might be inclined to oblige.” Her voice is breathy when we reach the quiet darkness of my room.
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CHALLENGE EXCERPT 3:
“So when are you going to teach me about this sexting?” I ask, turning on my side to face him. “This isn’t a movie and cuddle date here. I have goals with you, you know.”
His brows lift. “I’m great at scoring goals, Specs. Don’t you worry.”
I giggle.
He looks forward and adds, “And sometimes being spontaneous in life can be a great adventure. You don’t always have to stick to a plan.” He turns to watch me for my reaction but apparently isn’t happy with what he sees. Rolling his eyes, he sets his tumbler down. “Get out your mobile.”
I could almost giggle with excitement over how this could go. He slides down the bed on his back, his mobile clasped in his hands. I mirror him so we’re lying beside each other but both focusing on our mobiles.
I get the first text.
Camden: What are you wearing?
I giggle. “Well, have a look, why don’t you?”
He smirks and shakes his head as he waggles his mobile as if that’s the only way we can communicate right now.
Camden: I’m in my boxers.
I read the text and, out of the corner of my eye, see him slide his sweats off and yank his shirt off over his head. He’s now laid out, chiseled and gleaming in my dim lamp lighting.
Me: I’m in my knickers.
I too slip off my leggings. Then I sit up and pull off my cami. I reach behind myself and glance over my shoulder to see if he’s watching. I’m pleased when he is as I unclasp my bra and fling it to the floor.
He inhales sharply when I lie back down and squeeze my breasts together while gripping my mobile.
Camden: How do your breasts feel?
I huff a soft laugh and then bite my lip. Closing my eyes with embarrassment, I steel myself to reach down and cup one breast in my hand. I roll my nipple between my fingers and hear him tsk between his teeth.
Camden: Are you wet?  
Oh my God.
Not wanting to be too chicken, I grip my mobile against my chest and slide my free hand down inside my knickers. I swipe a few times and feel my arse rise off the bed with excitement.
“Yes,” I groan, closing my eyes and picturing him.
“Mobile, Specs.” His voice is coarse and laboured as he watches me pull my hand out and bring it back to my keypad.

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About the Author
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Amy Daws lives in South Dakota with her husband, and miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amy's first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. Amy is a lover of all things British and her award-nominated contemporary romance series, The London Lovers Series, is centered around Americans in London. It's emotional and self-deprecating with lots of humor sprinkled in.
On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake's theme song or stuffing themselves inside children's-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldn't do for their little miracle.



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