Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tending Her Heart Giveaway



Sweet, Fun Romance--Set in 1971, nurse Julie Peters is ambitious and tenacious, but her plans to modernize Waterside Hospital's labor and delivery protocols are thwarted by old-school doctors and brown-nosing colleagues. The last thing on her mind is falling in love as she confronts her career-related demons. Still, she feels the pull of attraction to one special doctor.


Dr. Michael Young turned away from a prestigious research position at Duke University to practice medicine in a smaller, less intense setting at Waterside Hospital. While nurses chase him by the dozen, he is intrigued and satisfied with building a nest-egg for when the right woman finally happens along.

When Julie is faced with choices that put her job, her life’s dream in peril her relationship with Michael begins to ignite. Can a Thanksgiving stay in the regal home called Bliss give her the space she needs to right her future and fall in love? Will their growing love mean Julie loses herself? Humor, love and a similar attitude toward medicine seal their love, but will it destroy their careers?


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"I love Julie Peters and the Endless Love Series! Julie's relationship with Dr. Young was just so sweet and fun and I hope there's more to come about this couple. There is nothing like reading Kathleen's books--moving, funny, page-turning and Tending Her Heart is all of that--just fun."
 L. McShea

Praise for Home Again and Return to Love--Don't miss out on reading book 3 in the series!

"lyrical writing that is a joy to read!" L. Zottola 

"A spell-binding story of a love which seemed to transcend time, space and circumstance." 

N. Budden

 "Shoop's character's breathe" Bev Rosenbaum



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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF TENDING HER HEART***

Nurse Julie Peters is tired of the antiquated procedures on the labor floor of the hospital where she works. Not being one to hold her tongue, she becomes a thorn in the side of Dr. Mann, the lead doctor, who is very set in his ways. Her only ray of hope is the handsome Dr. Young, who seems to share her opinions. But with her stubbornness, will he be enough to save her from herself?

I like how the love story simmered through most of the book, and then sizzled afterward. I felt robbed though when Trish didn’t get her comeuppance. I mean, come on, she was beyond irritating.  It felt good reading about April again, a year after her tragedy. I liked that she was so bubbly and no longer a dark character.

My review can also be found at:
    AMAZON     BARNES & NOBLE     GOODREADS

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Endless Love series. Book one, Home Again


1969-- Set on the shores of the Albemarle Sound, April Harrington has fond memories of summers at her family home, Bliss. After her fairytale wedding disintegrates, it becomes her refuge—the one place where she can attempt to pull the unraveling threads of her life back together. Unbeknownst to April, the stately house has been neglected in recent years. The once-sturdy roof is leaking in a few dozen places, and the wharf is rotting. Nothing is the same as she remembers. Nothing except for Hale, a Viet Nam pilot who is haunted by a dreadful secret, and who is also her brother’s best friend, a brother killed in the conflict that is tearing the country apart.


In Hale’s presence, April finds familiarity and solace. They share grief for a lost loved one, and from the comfort of Hale’s arms, passion blooms. Yet, April’s future is unresolved. Her wealthy, arrogant almost-bridegroom wants her back and the ghosts of Viet Nam are whispering to Hale. Can they find new love in an old treasured home, the kind of affection and trust that lasts forever?

Home Again, was named a finalist in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
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Endless Love Series, Book Two, Return to Love


Sweet Romance… Fresh off their whirlwind nuptials and unexpected, but joyous pregnancy, April and Hale Abercrombie are gleeful about their life together. But, while Hale is serving his country in Vietnam, he receives news of the loss of their newborn daughter.


Back home on leave, Hale can barely wait to hold his wife. Their reunion is passionate and their physical connection, strong and soothing. His embrace, his touch, and his love are just as perfect as April remembered. But nothing, not even Hale, can ease April’s heartache.

Hale stumbles through his attempts at convincing her that their future will be rich and full of wonder despite their loss. His good-hearted, but take-charge approach causes her to retreat. Even in grief, April recognizes Hale’s earnestness, yet she can’t help but distance herself from him. With only a short time before Hale must return to war, the couple begins to understand that hope starts with them—that the bliss they once knew will return only if they are willing to trust again.

Set on the beaches of the Outer Banks, Return to Love is the second book in the Endless Love series.
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About the Author

A Language Arts Coach with a Ph.D. in Reading Education, Kathleen lives in Oakmont, Pennsylvania with her husband and two children.

Kathleen has also written award winning Love and Other Subjects, After the Fog and her debut novel, The Last Letter,  Recently, Kathleen has released the her first romance novella, Home Again (Book One of the Endless Love Series), Return to Love (Book Two) a novel-length work and has just released Tending Her Heart (Book Three).  Books Two and Three in the historical fiction series that started with The Last Letter are nearly complete and should be shortly.

Kathleen has been featured in USA Today and the Writer’s Guide to 2013. Her work has appeared in The Tribune-Review, four Chicken Soup for the Soul books, and Pittsburgh Parent magazine.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.




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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Break Free Review







Break Free: To Reboot With Confidence, Playfulness and Adaptibility

By Robert E. Lewis 

You were born with insatiable curiosity, wonder, and desire for adventure. As a young child, you played with passion and abandon, living fully in the moment and accepting failures as opportunities for discovery rather than faults. Life was a wondrous, evolving, and independent journey without a destination.



But in the process of growing up in a system of conformity and learned destinations, such as college degrees and a responsible career, you lost your need for that empowered independence. You were taught to simply do what you’re told, then sent out into the world to make of it what you will. Today, no matter what your age is, you have an opportunity to break free of this learned conformity, to rediscover your originality, and regain that ability to play and live fully in the now.
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***MY HONEST REVIEW OF BREAK FREE***

These days of technological advances, everyone is falling into the category of following the crowd, and losing their uniqueness. Without individuality, we are losing the battle of separateness and distinction. The author explains how and why this is happening in detail. He lists “power zappers” and how to overcome them, and ways to reverse stagnation by making changes.  He also gives guidelines on how to gain the power of independence.


This was an eye-opener for me. I know I am guilty of many of the things he stated that are dragging me down, even though I don’t fully embrace today’s lifestyles. I am now aware of my taken-for-granted daily routines that are destructive mechanisms. I like that not only does the author bring clarity to what is destroying our culture, but he explains how to overcome and reverse it. I totally agree with his assessment that discovery happens when people get out of the way of themselves.

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    AMAZON     BARNES& NOBLE     GOODREADS
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**The above opinions are 100% my own, whether I purchased the book or it was given to me to review.


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About the Author
Robert E. Lewis has thirty years' experience helping students and professionals rediscover their independence and creativity. Immediately after graduating from New England College, he enlisted with the US Army for a tour of duty in Europe. While there, he intently studied the arts and media by sneaking away and reading where he wouldn't be found or bothered. This was a rite of passage that awakened his passion to help others discover their own independence and authenticity. After working as a structural engineer in Boston, Lewis decided to earn an MFA in photography from Ohio University. From there he began teaching photography, became director of communication programs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and finished his career in education as chair and professor of the art department at the University of Memphis. Today, Lewis is a full-time speaker and teacher who guides adults to an authentic and lasting, singular adventure

Monday, January 26, 2015

Get Your Adidas On!










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Remember, the code is only good through Saturday, January 31st. So, hurry on over and rack up the savings.

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30 Days of Maker Giveaways



30 Days of Maker Giveaways


Zazzle is running a 30 Days of Maker Giveaways campaign where each day they'll be giving away a product from one of their Makers 

Not only that, but they are adding a Grand Prize of a $1000 Zazzle spree!


30 Days of Maker Giveaways on Zazzle




Welcome to Zazzle's "30 Days of Maker Giveaways" Sweepstakes! We’re excited to showcase our Makers, 3rd party partners comprised of artisans and crafters who are creating outstanding customizable products. Each day, we’ll be featuring a Maker and giving away their product to 1 lucky winner. Don’t worry, if you don’t win the daily prize, every daily entry also counts as an entry for the Grand Prize…a $1,000 USD Zazzle shopping spree! Good luck. Our fingers are crossed for you.



Hurry over and check out each day's prize. The longer you wait, the more you miss out.