Saturday, February 28, 2015

Awakenings Book Review

Awakenings (Intertwined Souls Series Book 4)

By Mary D. Brooks

Historical lesbian romance in Post War Greece and Germany.   Secrets. Passion. Destiny.

In the fourth novel of the Intertwined Souls, Awakenings continues with Eva and Zoe's tumultuous journey to Greece and West Germany. They leave Greece with a new understanding of the past and a renewed purpose for their lives. 

In Germany they discover unknown secrets and gifts that span generations. With hidden truths uncovered and a peek of their future, they can now work toward making their once impossible dreams come true.


Eva has had a life of pain and suffering for as long as she can remember. The majority of it came from her stepfather and his family. With her mother dead, her partner, Zoe, is the only family she has left as far as she is concerned. Now as she tries to move forward with Zoe, more family and secrets are revealed one by one, causing her to question everything she ever knew.

Even though this was the fourth book of this series, I was able to keep up with everything going on. I like that all the past happenings are explained throughout the plot, keeping me abreast of why things are the way they are. The characters of Eva and Zoe complimented each other, and I really liked them as a couple, which was a surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting much out of this story, but became thoroughly engrossed almost immediately. It had the right amount of sexual interaction for me to enjoy the entire read without distraction.    

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Mary D. Brooks lives in Australia and has been writing for forty years including short fiction stories for various Australian magazines and some non-fiction articles. Mary published her first novel "In the Blood of the Greeks" in 2001 and that soon became evident that there was more to the characters and their story that needed to be told so the Intertwined Souls Series was born. Mary works as a web and graphic designer in addition to being the chief editor and owner of the AUSXIP News and Multimedia Network of sites. When she's not writing, reading, creating art or designing new sites, Mary travels when the travel bug hits and is always on the lookout for new adventures. You can find Mary's sites at and her official author site at

Friday, February 27, 2015

Cordskinz Review

Do you have a problem with your earphone cords staying tangled every time you go to use them? Well, here's a solution to that problem. Cordskinz are colorful plastic sleeves that you insert your cords into. They help protect them, and keep them detangled.

When you order, you will get two sets in your choice of colors. This makes them even more affordable. And with two different colors, you can change them to fit your mood, style, or activity. The tool that is included makes them easily changable. 

They come in sturdy envelopes with easy to follow instructions on the back.

You get a pair of Cordskinz, an assembly tool, and an envelope with printed instructions.

This is how my earbuds usually come out of my purse, along with whatever else they are tangled around. This drives me crazy.

See how easy the assembly is. You just hold and pull. The tool does all the work. The Cordskinz are plenty long enough. You just use regular scissors to cut to size. I actually took the cutoff and put it on the bottom of the cords. 

Here is how they looked after I wadded them up. There is no tangle. I was able to pick them up and they just straightened out automatically. 

It seems I'm not the only one who liked them. I hope I get them back!

The Cordskinz come in 11 different colors. I like how vibrant the colors are. It makes them easy to find. I was definitely impressed with them. The only downside I found was that they didn't work for flat corded earbuds, only round ones.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thanksgiving Book Review


By Gage Irving 

"Thanksgiving is the first novel in the Holiday Series and it is multifaceted. A thrilling murder mystery with supernatural underpinnings, the novel is also a morality play about human greed. A dynamic new voice, Gage's undexpected insights and visualizations quickly ensnare.

The first scene of the book goes back thirty years into the past, describing a permanent division erupting between Latham Donnelly and his wife, April. She assumed her husband was responsible for her latest pregnancy, and he believed he'd been cuckolded. Latham was sure that someone else had fathered their third child. Never confronting each other, the ongoing pressure was never resolved and the reverberations of what had really taken place destroyed the future of the entire family.

Returning to the present, everything revolved around Latham and April Donnelly, and their two sons and their married daughter. The entire family hadn't been together for over five years, and April had set up a reunion on Thanksgiving in 2004. During the festivities, politesse oozed out of them like sweet maple syrup, but it was only veneer. Behind their ingratiating smiles, things were actually getting worse. Nevertheless, they decided to commit themselves to another reunion a year later in a drunken and resounding toast. In the intervening months a few different grievous plans sprouted among them. Thick irony and black humor to gently impart the bad news, their second get together is a culminatgion jet fueled by depravity.


When April became pregnant with her third child, she was unaware that her husband, Latham, had gotten a vasectomy done beforehand. Not knowing this, she had no idea why their marriage went downhill, as he never told her. What Latham doesn’t know is that April had been loyal to him all along. Many years later, when their three kids are grown, the animosity reaches a breaking point. Not only for April and Latham, but also for each of their offspring.

What a family this was! The plot had me bouncing around like a rubber ball. Each of the characters had good qualities, as well as bad ones, giving me a love/hate relationship with each of them. With all the greed, corruption, and selfishness, it was like watching an episode of Dallas, except that this had more levity. I knew the showdown was going to be epic, and couldn’t wait for it to happen. I must say though, that the supernatural aspect kept me a bit confused. 

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Gage Irving grew up on the South Fork of Long Island, winning awards for her art and poetry. As a great - niece of Washington Irving, Ms Irving currently resides in a log home built by herself and her husband, a sanctuary to complete the Holiday Series. Her ability as an artist expanded after a near death experience in '88. Irving's current writing projects may be the best so far, and she will donate 15% of her profits from Thanksgiving to the Audubon Society.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cricut 1/3 off Sale

Now is a good time to purchase and build up your Cricut cartridges. You can get 1/3 off the Fashion and Home Decor digital art from now through March 3rd. 





This sale doesn't come around often. And sale ends March 3rd so don't delay. 
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Let Me Show You How I Love You Giveaway

Jim Cullum’s “Let Me Show You How I Love You” provides solid advice, doable tips and more- resource listings of over 100 web sites. If you are a man who wants to improve the relationship with the woman in your life, this is the book for you!

You will gain insights into what women want. Learn how to ignite a spark that builds into a romantic blaze, and put the excitement back in your relationship.

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"I believe this is a very important book that has been long in coming. My recommendation is that you read this book carefully and follow the suggestions. The payoff will be enormous." - Walter E. Brackelmanns, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Private practice in individual and couples therapy in Sherman Oaks, CA

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Jim Cullum is a consultant-in-hypnosis, instructor of stress management and relaxation training and personal coach with over 40 years of experience helping people discover their unlimited potential. He gives lectures and workshops around the country. He produced and hosted the live, weekly radio program, "Body, Mind & Spirit Connection," where he interviewed guests on health, healing and wellness.

Jim has always been involved in working with or helping others. He was a volunteer firefighter for over twenty years. He has been an instructor in the cardiac rehab program of a major teaching hospital for twenty years. He is on the board of directors of Irving House, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation that fosters animals with special needs.

Jim enjoys several hobbies such as kayaking, fencing, hot air balloons and working with stained glass. When he wants to get away, he likes to relax on a cruise ship and explore all the sights along the way. He also enjoys finding new ways to surprise the people in his life that he cares about.

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Not Forgotten Review

Not Forgotten

By Donna M. Zadunajsky

NOT FORGOTTEN was awarded Indie Book of the Day, September 6th, 2014. 

Twenty-six years later, Deanna Iris and her son Brent move back to the town she grew up in--back where her secret began and when her life changed forever. 

As she is unpacking boxes, she receives a call from Officer Bates stating her sister and son have been taken to Mendota Community Hospital after being critically injured in a car accident. Sitting with her son who is unconscious and her sister Sheila who is in a coma, Deanna meets their doctor who reminds her of someone she once knew. Could it be possible that Dr. Sheldon is her daughter, who Deanna was told died minutes after being born? 

After meeting her old friend who knew about her secret, and is later found murdered, Deanna receives a note in her mailbox telling her to leave town or she will suffer the same fate. What transpired all those years ago and who is the mysterious woman she spots as she drives by her sister's house? 
Will Deanna ever allow herself to be loved and to let go of the past? Or will searching for the answers lead to her death?

After Deanna buries her newborn daughter and moves away, it takes her many years to put it behind her. Now that she has returned to her hometown, an accident causes a chance meeting with her teenage son’s doctor, who she believes, on impulse, is the daughter that she buried so long ago. This sets off a chain of events that uncovers more than a few family secrets.

I really liked Deanna’s character, and how independent she had become by the end of the book. The many twists kept me guessing and trying to figure the mystery out. I was beyond shocked when I found out the truth about Deanna’s past trauma. I don’t know that I would be able to handle her life, or the aftermath. This story will stay with you for a long time.

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Donna Zadunajsky was born and raised in Bristolville, Ohio. She is 41 years old and currently lives in Homer Glen, Illinois. Ever since she was a teenager, she had an interest and a dream to write books. Six years ago that dream came true. She has written seven children's books that are about her daughter and all the adventures that she has done in her young life. They are currently on the Barnes and Noble and Amazon website and at Available in eBook and paperback. She has also started writing short stories as well as a novels. She published her first novel, "Broken Promises," June 2012, and "Not Forgotten", in May 2013, currently working on her third novel.

Besides writing, she enjoys spending time with her twelve-year-old daughter and her husband, their two dogs and two cats. She enjoys reading and working on crafts and scrapbooking. She has currently graduated from The Institute of Children's Literature. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Friday, February 20, 2015

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