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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last Night of Junk Food?

Trying to eat all my Christmas stocking candy before tomorrow's New Year's Day resolutions kick in lol.  Still working on my official resolutions list, but I know "no junk food" will be on the list... again lol.  Maybe it will hold up this year.  Have you finished your resolutions list?  Do you make a list each year? 

New Year's Eve Quote!

 I totally love this quote!  What a great way to look at the beginning of the new year!  Plus one of my favorite country music singers said it!  

Here’s to a fabulous 2016 filled with lots of love and happiness!  I hope to make every minute count and live every moment to its fullest!  So excited to start writing my new book tomorrow!  Happy New's Eve lovelies!  How will you start your first page tomorrow?

Happy New Year's Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve lovelies!  

I am so ready to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016!  2015 was rough for my family and me so I am really excited to see what 2016 will bring for us.  

How will you be spending tonight?  Out celebrating?  Staying home and watching the ball drop on TV?  Or will you be skipping all the partying and going to bed early?  

I love going out with friends and celebrating this fun holiday.  However, since I am still getting over that nasty pneumonia, I will be staying home tonight and watching the festivities on TV.   

If you do go out tonight, please be safe!  Drinking and driving is not sexy!  Don’t end the last night of the year doing something stupid that will result in spending the first day of the year in jail or worse.  

Have fun tonight lovelies, but if you do drink tonight, please take a taxi or uber.  A $20+ fare is beyond worth it to avoid problems with accidents and the law.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Greetings from Salem Hospital!

Greetings from Salem Hospital!  Hope you and your loved ones are having a fabulous Christmas!  

My family and I have been on and off again sick with pneumonia so it was pretty obvious that this year's holiday would be spent at the lovely Salem Hospital lol.  It has been quite an odd holiday spending the day here, but at least there was this gorgeous Christmas tree!  Also, many of the nurses decorated their station with holiday items, which helped bring the sterile hospital to a more cheery, festive look.  

I am so thankful to the hospital staff for taking good care of my mom.  Shoutout to all the nurses, doctors, and other healthcare workers who had to leave their loved ones and go into work today and take care of strangers.  I am sorry you can't be at home today, but I truly appreciate your hard work and dedication.  

Also, shoutout to anyone who had to work today.  This is one of the few Christmas days that I've had off, so I know what it's like to have to work today.  Your kindness and selflessness is truly commendable.  Thank you for all you do!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas lovelies!  

Wishing you and your family a happy and safe holiday!  

How will you be celebrating today?  My mom is still in the hospital so I will be spending the day up there with her.  This was definitely not the Christmas we had planned.  However, Christmas is truly about family and I am glad that we are able to at least spend the day together.  

I think Christmas can be a state of being so it doesn’t matter whether we celebrate on the 25th or the 28th.  As long as we are together we can celebrate and open presents any day.  

Hope you and your loved ones have a fabulous Christmas filled with love and cheer!

Sunday, December 20, 2015

The Two Rivers Taste Explosion Giveaway - 4 Winners! - Enter daily!

Hey lovelies!  Come check out this fabulous giveaway I am participating in!  You all know how much I love coffee so I jumped at the chance of being a part of this giveaway!  Two Rivers Coffee Company makes delicious coffee and there will be 4 winners that will walk away will a fantastic coffee sample package.  So be sure to enter daily for more chances to win!  Good luck!  

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Welcome to The Two Rivers Taste Explosion Giveaway!

Hosted by Michigan Saving and More

Two Rivers Coffee Company is giving away

1 of each of these!

Two Rivers Mega Coffee

Two Rivers Mega Coffee Sampler

Two Rivers Bit of Everything

Two Rivers Bit of Everything

Two Rivers Flavored Sampler Pack

Two Rivers Flavored Variety Pack

Two Rivers Hot Cocoa Variety Pack

This will make everyone in the house happy!
First winner picks 1 from all 4.
2nd winner picks 1 from remaining 3.
3rd winner picks 1 from remaining 2.
4th winner gets the last one.
Reminder: If you have won anything from Two Rivers, Brooklyn Beans, etc. you are not eligible for this contest.




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Friday, December 18, 2015

Without A Doubt by Lindsay Paige - Book Blitz and Giveaway - Enter daily!

Without a Doubt
Lindsay Paige
Publication date: December 18th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Emerson Montgomery loves his high school sweetheart, Kelly Price. He’d do anything for her, including agreeing to a break where they’ll see other people as he heads off to college. Struggling with the break and guilt over dating other people, Emerson meets Eva, a beautiful, funny, easygoing, and nosey junior.
Eva Harvey chose this particular college with the hopes of fulfilling her own fairytale and falling in love at the same college where her parents met. She does her best to go with the flow and simply see what happens, but Emerson simultaneously causes her to fall in love while making her second guess everything along the way.
There’s some things you know without a doubt. However, Eva causes Emerson to doubt everything he believes about his future while he causes her to doubt what’s right in front of her. Can they find a way to erase all doubts or will it tear them apart in the process?
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“You fixed breakfast?”
Eva glances over her shoulder before doing a double take. “Uh, yeah. Shouldn’t you be getting dressed?”
“Am I making you uncomfortable?” I ask teasingly.
“As uncomfortable as you would be if I walked into the room wearing only a towel.” She picks up her sandwich, takes a bite, and then faces me. “You can’t have yours until you put on clothes.”
I laugh. “Okay, okay.”
By the time I change and make it back to the kitchen, Eva is walking past me to take her own shower. I eat my sandwich and then start getting my books together. I’m grabbing a pen from the end table in the living room when I hear, “Emerson.” I lift my head to see Eva leaning against the threshold of the hallway. A white towel is wrapped around her body and her hair. I swallow hard at the sight of her. Ample cleavage looks strained from underneath the towel, one of her legs is showing from the hip down thanks to her not having the towel completely wrapped around her, and her damp skin shines.
“Just wanted to prove a point,” she says before turning and walking to my bedroom.
“Feel free to prove points more often,” I call after her, causing her to laugh.

Author Bio:
Lindsay Paige is the author of multiple Young Adult, New Adult, and Sports romances. She also coauthors sports romances with Mary Smith. Along with writing, she loves reading, watching hockey, especially the Pittsburgh Penguins, and finding funny terrible puns and recipes on Pinterest. All the while, she is also focused on completing college.
Lindsay resides in North Carolina and is inspired by the world around her and the people in it. She is currently working on numerous solo works and a couple of projects with coauthor Mary Smith as well.

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Playing to Win by Maci Monroe - Book Blitz and Giveaway - Enter daily!

Playing to Win
Maci Monroe
(Gridiron, #1)
Publication date: October 27th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports
Mr. Football. Blake Wilkins. Quarterback at Iowa State. Projected 1st round draft pick by New England. Captain of the Cyclones. English major and all around good guy. He could have his pick of any of the smokin’ hot babes on campus.
Chem Geek. Katelyn French. Her idea of fun was blowing up chemical reactions to cure cancer. Beat Alzheimer’s. Kick Superman’s ass. Football was not her thing until she met Blake.
An unlikely couple. Pulled in different directions as college life comes to a close. Katelyn heading off to Stanford. Blake awaiting the NFL draft. Could they make a long distance romance work?
Sex. Love. Jealousy. Can their love withstand the jealousy and threats that surround them?
“This doesn’t sound like football-guy music,” I said, watching him. He’d taken a bowl of something out of the refrigerator and was whisking it furiously.
“Don’t tell Saint,” he snorted. He dipped a finger into whatever it was he was whisking and tasted it, smacking his lips approvingly. “He’d have a heart attack if he knew that I’d even heard about Enya.”
I frowned. “Why? Does he feel the same way about Mika?”
“No, but only because we assured him that Mika was a girl.”
It was kind of funny, because now that I thought about it, he really was a very feminine singer. Still, it was a little disappointing to hear that the football coach espoused such antiquated values. “What a dinosaur.”
He shrugged, then slid something wrapped in foil inside the oven. “Eh, he’s a good coach. But yeah, doing the alpha-top-dog-male-macho thing all the time gets exhausting.”
“So why do you do it?”
“Because the only way to get drafted by the NFL is to stay on the team, and the only way to stay on the team is to stay on his good side.”
I shook my head. I couldn’t imagine being so dedicated to one career path as to be willing to endure that amount of shit. Then he told me how he’d grown up, raised by a single mom. “My NFL career will be the first time I’ll be able to give her what she deserves,” he said quietly. “You have no idea how much I want that.”
The things that you usually shared on date number, say, ten—we ended up talking about those all night long, while he cooked—or rather, reheated stuff and made salad dressing. Dinner, which was eaten on “company china” as he called it, was roast beef and gravy, with creamy mashed potatoes and a salad. It was strange, how intimate the conversation got, how much of our souls we laid bare to the other that evening, while we picked over the salad and drank down the wine. It wasn’t drunkenness that prompted us to loosen our tongues. In retrospect, I think it was relief that we’d found someone who just “got” us.
“Well,” he said, as he cleared the table. “My brother said we could use his Netflix, so what do you say to finding a movie while I make dessert?” For desert he warmed up a gooey chocolate cake—”Not brownies,” he said, when I asked if that was what they were—and topped with a scoop of ice cream and a few slices of fresh strawberries. We ate it on the floor, snuggled up together on the giant sheepskin watching Skyfall—it was my first time seeing it, and I almost lost it when the Bond girl died. “She’s not supposed to die!” I cried, for at least a good three minutes after the scene. “They’re supposed to blow shit up and kick a couple asses and then make out like animals at the end.”
Still, I had to agree with him that Daniel Craig was a great Bond. And I looked up to tell him so just as he bent his head to kiss me. There were traces of chocolate on his lips, but that wasn’t the only reason I wouldn’t let him go. He was good—he didn’t try to suck my face off and he wasn’t such a germaphobe that he could barely touch my lips to his, hitting that sweet medium with the perfect amount of give-and-take that gave truth to the cliche “tongue tango”. He could tell when to stop, and when to let go. Against all odds I felt myself falling under a sort of hypnotic trance—kiss, let go, kiss, let go—and it was surprising how natural it felt when he gently rolled me over onto my back and his hand was already under my sweater, toying with the clasp of my bra.
“Do you want me to go on?” he asked.
“Yes,” I whispered, feeling a shiver of excitement running up my spine.

Author Bio:
I love writing romance and in particular, I love sports romance. I’ve played competitive sports all through school. So I was always hanging out on the field for practices or games. Lots of my girl and guy friends were also jocks. These sports romance stories were inspired by my friends.
I still love to follow collegiate and pro-sports. I enjoy watching soccer and cheering on my favorite football teams.
I like to write romance centered on the field with characters that have lots of spirit and adventure. I hope you enjoy the inside look into the lives of my players and their friends.
To dreams on and off the field. I hope you find yours.
Play hard, love hard, dream big!

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Monday, December 7, 2015

$150 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway - Enter daily!

Hey lovelies!  Come check out this fabulous giveaway I am participating in!  Enter below for your chance to win a $150 Amazon Gift Card!  Be sure to enter daily for more chances to win!  Good luck!

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