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Touch of Frost Reread Review

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My name is Gwen Frost, and I go to Mythos Academy; a school of myths, magic and warrior whiz kids, where even the lowliest geek knows how to chop off somebody's head with a sword and Logan Quinn, the hottest Spartan guy in school, also happens to be the deadliest. But lately, things have been weird, even for Mythos. First, mean girl Jasmine Ashton was murdered in the Library of Antiquities. Then, someone stole the Bowl of Tears, a magical artifact that can be used to bring about the second Chaos War. You know, death, destruction and lots of other bad, bad things. Freaky stuff like this goes on all the time at Mythos, but I'm determined to find out who killed Jasmine and why; especially since I should have been the one who died...

I enjoyed this book on the first read but not as much on the second read, not a book that I will be keeping for my bookshelf.  It is a decent read though if you like YA fantasy.

The Gratitude Project

February 20, 2017

- having weekdays off, always nice
- extra days home with the kids

February 21, 2017

- having a doctor who cares
- quiet children

February 22, 2017

- getting to clean my house
- clean laundry

February 23, 2017

- juice delivery

February 24, 2017

- all the energy that I have felt since starting my new diet

February 25, 2017

- getting to go for fun walks downtown

February 26, 2017

- finishing my first Stepbet


Celebrate The Small Things: February 24, 2017

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Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and Kitbits.

This week I am celebrating learning new things, which is always a good thing.

I am also celebrating signing Cat up for another year of karate.  I am happy for her that she has found something that she loves so much.



What are you celebrating this week?


My Favourite..... SciFi Novel

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My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

My favourite SciFi book is a super easy one.  I read this book ages ago and though it is long overdue for a reread it stands out in my mind as being a favourite.  I far prefer older Scifi to newer stuff, there is something slightly chilling about it all.  


The gigantic comet had slammed into Earth, forging earthquakes a thousand times too powerful to measure on the Richter scale, tidal waves thousands of feet high. Cities were turned into oceans; oceans turned into steam. It was the beginning of a new Ice Age and the end of civilization. But for the terrified men and women chance had saved, it was also the dawn of a new struggle for survival--a struggle more dangerous and challenging than any they had ever known.

What is your favourite …

Sprinkled With Love Book Blast

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Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye

What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo?

Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat.

One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it.

So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?





EXCERPT:

What in the world? There was somethin…

The Gratitude Project

Another week another list of what I am grateful for.

February 13, 2017
- being able to surprise my kids with cool things
- football

February 14, 2017

- having the will power to say no to the cupcakes
- friends

February 15, 2017

- short line ups at the bank

February 16, 2017

- knowing when to step back and take a break

February 17, 2017

- getting to try new recipes

February 18, 2017

-work days that pass quickly

February 19, 2017

- family outings

The Rise of Miss Notley Book Blast

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The Rise of Miss Notley by Rachael Anderson

When Miss Coralynn Notley’s father barters her off to the first titled gentleman to come along, she realizes she must flee her home or be forced to wed a despicable man. Driven by desperation, she applies for the position of housekeeper at Tanglewood Manor, the home of the handsome Mr. Jonathan Ludlow. The moment Jonathan sees Miss Notley, he is intrigued. She is far too young and inexperienced, yet there is something about her that that inspires a certain hope within him. Does he dare offer her the position of housekeeper or will doing so result in catastrophe?





Excerpt

Cora nodded and followed Mr. Ludlow into the parlor. He closed the doors and stood in front of them with his arms folded, looking far more intimidating than he had during their last meeting. He said nothing, merely lifted an inquiring eyebrow and waited.

Caught unprepared, Cora stared at him, trying to organize her thoughts into words. After a few moments of awkward silence, h…

My Favourite......Romantic Moment

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My Favorite.. is a weekly meme hosted by Maureen’s Books. In this meme we share every week something we love with each other. Because let’s face it.. The world can be a dark place and it’s time to share something positive. For more info: My Favorite Meme.

Happy Belated Valentine's Day everybody!!

I am not an overly romantic person so I am sure that there is tons of stuff that Mike does that other girls would swoon over and I'm like meh whatever.  I know...I have been wracking my brain for a moment for this post and most of the things I came up with I personally did not find all the romantic.

My favourite romantic moments are the ones where he does the little things like rearrange his schedule to take Ace to the orthodontist so that I don't have to kill myself trying to figure it out.  Or make me steak after we just went to a restaurant because I hated my meal.  (that was a really good steak)  Or watch The Princess Bride for the 400th time because I don't want to watch som…

Valentine's Day Book Blast!

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WELCOME TO THE VALENTINE'S DAY BLAST! 
We joined together with many Authors to bring you a list of Romance Books available for you to read this Valentine's Day! 
Click on any of the below book covers to be taken to the page that has more information on the novel as well as the Buy Links!
Before you leave, don't forget to enter the Giveaway!!! 









































The Gratitude Project

This really does get harder instead of the easier I thought it would get.  Maybe it gets easier in time?

February 6, 2017

- being able to speak my mind
- kindle unlimited

February 7, 2017

- instafreebie (really feeling grateful for free books right now)
- my kids having such a great team at school
- evenings off from work

February 8, 2017

- Ace cooking dinner
- Cat always pushing me to take the extra steps and do the work out

February 9, 2017

- when people to the extra mile to help you out
- when you can make the insomnia work for you

February 10, 2017

- short work days
- that Cat is enjoying karate and sticking with it even though she is not perfect at it

February 11, 2017

- that the guy at the phone place can always fix things
- cat snuggles

February 12, 2017

- snow
- when the kids just want to hang out with mom

Celebrate The Small Things: February 10, 2017

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Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and Kitbits.

Today I am celebrating the temperature not jumping 10 degrees overnight so that I woke up without a headache for the first time this week.  An excellent end to the week.

I am also celebrating FINALLY getting caught up on some off my giant mail pile.  Waking up early without a headache also gave me a chance to get some letters out.  I was starting to feel like the worse pen pal ever.

What are you celebrating?