Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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Pura Vida's Beach Clutch

With NEW custom styles to choose from, Pura Vida's Beach Clutch is your new go-to summer bag! Carry all of your beach essentials with you for a fun day in the sun. Live Free, Pura Vida! *Includes a free randomly selected bracelet with purchase.

  • • Water Resistant Interior Lining
  • • Custom contrast zipper with leather pull
  • • Leather Pura Vida patch
  • • Fully lined with 100% cotton
  • • Product measures: 12 in W x 9.5 in H

Pura Vida's Friendship Pack

Save some cash by purchasing bracelets in this custom style pack that is made up of our ten best-selling originals! Wear them all together or mix and match your favorite combinations.

Pack Includes Our 10 Best Sellers!
• Coral Reefin'
• Seafoam Seamonster
• Hakuna Matata
• Berry Cute
• Wish You Were Here • Life in Color
• Changing Tides
• Abalone Obsession
• Beach Life
• Color Collage

Pura Vida's Yoga Girl Pack

This pack was designed by Rachel Brathen, New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and international yoga teacher. Known to her 2 million social media followers as @Yoga Girl, she travels the world teaching and inspiring people across the globe to live a life of balance and self-love every single day. 10% of the proceeds from her pack will be donated to 109, a non-profit organization that supports global missions to combat the greatest social and environmental challenges of our time.

Pack Includes:
• Seafoam Braided
• Beach Life Original
• Gold Feather Strawberry
• Solid Neon Pink
• Flat Braided Pacific Blue

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Castle In A Red Storm Book Review

Castle In A Red Storm: A Novelette (Assembly Of Planets Book 1)

By L.W. Brook

Castle In A Red Storm: A Novelette (Assembly Of Planets Book 1) by [Brook, L. W.]

Castle In A Red Storm, A Novelette: A long since isolated Jupiter returns to the Assembly Of Planets to testify at the council's hearing. 

Assembly Of Planets Series: When the lead council's best interests are brought into question, the Assembly votes to reconstruct the ten seats of council. In doing so, selected candidates are subjected to numerous trials of fate and justice. Jupiter, a self-denounced member of the original council, quickly finds herself an involuntary candidate and the single connection to a string of murders. 

Castle In A Red Storm is the first released novelette of this mind twisting fantasy series.

MY REVIEW OF Castle in a Red Storm

In this story, the planets are personified. Each planet has a place on the council, and their job is to uphold the original plan of the universe. Each planet’s moon has also been given a body, but they are in servitude to their respective planet. The council has been brought up on charges of giving a set of orders without assembly approval. A court is held and assembly votes to reconstruct the council, meaning relieve them of their duties and vote new members in their place. Jupiter had already been kicked out, making her a prime candidate. She isn’t interested, but being a key player, will she be allowed to bow out, or will they try to manipulate her for their own selfish reasons?

I like the idea of giving the planets and moons human-like bodies. It made for an interesting plot. Each one had a personality befitting their namesake. I thought that was clever. It’s been so long since I learned the names of each planet’s moons, that I had forgotten them. This refreshed my memory. The story was left up in the air, making me want to find out how it ends. I guess I’ll just have to read the next installment to find out.

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

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Monday, August 29, 2016

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

The Cursed Hill: An Alex Drew Novel Review

The Cursed Hill: An Alex Drew Novel

By David Weiskircher

The Cursed Hill: An Alex Drew Novel by [Weiskircher, David]
Alex Drew and Claire Tierney – along with their dog, Joe – return. Recently married, Alex and Claire find themselves with a 3-year-old Mexican girl that had been smuggled across the border. They find her on sacrosanct Apache land, on a piece of land called the Cursed Hill. They also find the girl’s mother murdered. In one of her boots is a ripped piece of paper. On it is Alex’s name. 

In the midst of illegal smuggling of people and drugs across the border, Alex and Claire race to solve these mysteries. Meanwhile, the pristine beauty of their New Mexico hometown is at stake when a new mine opens on the outskirts of town. 

The third in a series. 

MY REVIEW OF The Cursed Hill

When Alex witnesses a murder on Apache land, he doesn’t hesitate to ride in to assess the situation, even if it is on the cursed hill that is to be avoided. The victim was a Mexican woman, and she had hidden her three year old daughter, Rosa, behind a group of boulders, thus, saving her from the shooter. When it is discovered that the victim was carrying a piece of paper with Alex’s name on it, he is further compelled to investigate the woman’s reason for seeking him out. But first, he must face the wrath of Chief Bodaway for trespassing on reservation land, and taking the victim from his jurisdiction.

I always enjoy reading Alex Drew novels. I like how they are modern day westerns, and updated for situations with today’s occurrences. The plot is always well thought out. Each of the characters are explored to give full depth to them. The introduction of Chief Bodaway was a good fit for the plot, and I hope will make more appearances in future chapters. I loved his personality, and the camaraderie between him and Alex. The dry humor throughout kept me entertained, as usual. You can’t help but like a witty cowboy and Indian (pun intended). 

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

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Free and Bargain Books Linkup Week 23

Sharing the Love of Books
Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books
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(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...
 Life as Leels | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble | All Romance Reader
It's My Side of Life | Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 
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(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Creole Moon: The Betrayal Review

Creole Moon The Betrayal

By S.T. Holmes

Creole Moon The Betrayal by [Holmes, S. T.]
"Vividly rendered gothic settings and intriguing characters help advance the historical and supernatural elements..." -- Kirkus Review

Sgt. George Francis Genois is an officer in the Confederate army. He returns to his hometown in Louisiana to celebrate the wedding of his twin brother Gerald. Mystical events throw him in the path of Jewella Du Viller, a fiery rebellious young woman standing at the river bank stirring the slaves to fight for their freedom. George whisks the woman away from perceived danger and escorts her to her carriage. He discovers later that she is the sister of a childhood friend. He falls madly in love with her and proposes marriage. Before the wedding can take place, she is arrested for treason. George is forced to abandon his military aspirations in order to save the woman he loves. He seeks the aid of a sorcerer, Mamuska and his wife Ophelia.

MY REVIEW OF Creole Moon

George had no plans to get married. He was a career military officer. All he wanted was to see his twin brother get married, and then get back to work. But then some type of unseen force drew him to Jewella, who, it turns out, was the half-sister to a childhood friend. Before he knew it, he became engaged to Jewella. Neither wanted to marry, and George couldn’t understand what was going on. Knowing there was some supernatural forces going on, George seeks out the chicken man, a voodoo priest, for help. Unknown to George though, the chicken man has ulterior motives for helping George out.

This story held my interest through the first half. After that, I lost interest. It was a good plot, and I liked all the characters, but when the focus of the story changed, it lost its momentum. When the Gods and the underworld took over, I got a little lost, and bored as well. I didn’t understand the who’s and why’s throughout that part. I felt like it took up too much of the story. The same goes with George’s transformation. But I was still interested enough to find out what becomes of George, just not enough to read the next installment.

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

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Coles Perfect Puppy Book Review

Cole's Perfect Puppy: Perfect Puppies Book One

By Frances Crossno

Cole's Perfect Puppy: Perfect Puppies Book One by [Crossno, Frances M.]
In this award winning children’s book, author Frances Crossno weaves a delightful tale that uses Cole’s mission to bring the mischievous golden retriever puppy, Scarlet, home to teach children lessons of friendship, sacrifice and the true meaning of God’s perfect love. Both boys and girls with enjoy this story of faith, family and of course - puppies! 

Cole’s Perfect Puppy introduces young readers everywhere to Cole, his younger brother Caleb and their new friend Rachel. When Cole meets the “perfect puppy” after a mad chase through the mall, he hopes for her arrival under the tree on Christmas morning. But alas, it’s not meant to be. 

Instead, Cole embarks on an adventure to find a way to earn enough money, and get permission, to bring the golden retriever puppy home—learning a few life lessons along the way. 

From learning how to be thankful for the gift of his first “pet”, the pot-bellied pig Dandy Danny, to the merits of hard work and the true meaning of the power of prayer, Cole’s journey isn’t without a few hiccups. 

Cole's Perfect Puppy is the first in a series of Christian novels for young readers 7-12. 

MY REVIEW OF Cole's Perfect Puppy

Cole loved going to the Dog House, the local pet store. He wanted a puppy so badly, and hoped to get one for Christmas. One day, a red lab puppy escaped and caused a fiasco up and down the mall. Cole was the one to catch her, and immediately knew that she was the one for him. But Christmas morning, Cole didn’t get a puppy. He got a potbellied pig. When the owner of the pet store offers Cole a job taking care of the puppies, Cole jumps at the chance. Now, when he makes enough money, he can buy the puppy. Then he will have what he’s always wanted, as long as she doesn’t get sold before he can buy her.

This was a cute, quick story, perfect for young children. I liked how it instilled the notion that all good things come when you have patience and perseverance. I also liked how it included basic bible teachings. Stories involving children and animals warms my heart, and this one surely did. The characters were perfect for the plot. I liked how many different subjects were touched on, giving young readers many lessons to learn about life and daily interactions, without them realizing they’re learning. I can see this book becoming a favorite for many children. 

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