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31 March 2019

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I Like to Write:: Perfume

29 March 2019

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I found myself 2 weeks behind our Pastor's sermons. We went out of town one weekend and I had a sick kid the next. I usually try to listen before the next lesson from our wonderful leader but time has gotten away from me. Soccer practice, laundry, a non stop busy at work, yet I usually find time. We are settled from our big move at the office and I now am finding time to just sit and think. Although thinking can become the enemy, there are times it's wonderful. 
This past Thursday, I had to work a later time schedule and decided I needed and wanted to take a few minutes to catch up on those sermons. Our Pastor is currently in the book of Ecclesiastes. It's been a rough book, but very interesting. I think to someone younger maybe not, but right now at this time in my life, it's hitting home. We have discussed jealously, friends, death, and many other points that at this time in my life I think about.
Within his lesson for Chapter 7, he stated that the writer was telling us that sometimes life is hard for a reason. Life is not supposed to be roses and glitter. Pastor brought up the analogy of covering up the bad like you would a smell with perfume. Don't ask me why but that phrase has stuck in my head for over 24 hours now.
I keep thinking how many people when talking to me are smiling a coy smile to only go back and talk about the conversation, gossiping and talking behind my back. As Pastor states for every one good thing there might be 4 that is badly said about you. Not that I didn't already know this but when its brought to the forefront and to your attention by the Word, how honest is this Book in the Bible? It has truly hit home more than once when listening to Pastor explain the 'Art, Thou, and Whatnots' of the Bible language. 
Life isn't supposed to easy, things are not supposed to be handed to us. But lately that seems to be shifting to the new American dream. It's sad really. There are those that have had such hardship to get where they are. There are many that have fought the good fight. Their faith and fight is what have kept them in the big race of life. They haven't given up. They haven't asked Why Me? then turned around and quit because it was them. They may have asked Why Me? But they answered, because He chose me, that's why. 
I'm thankful for a friend who's most used phrase is 'God is so Good'. Sometimes we forget. Sometimes we need to be reminded. With this friend around I am reminded daily. 
You are going through these moments for a reason, sometimes it is very hard to see but there is a lesson. When we are able to work out of the fog and see the lesson, whether it be bad or good, we always know it was God's doing, it was his way, not our way, we do no control anything. 
I am a big questioner. I am big with why now, why can't it be this or that, why do I have to go through this. I am getting better at accepting that it's not me and its a higher force choosing that difficult situation to come into my life with a purpose. 
So now that these words are written, maybe that lesson about perfume and the will of it all will move on from my thoughts. Maybe not. 

Release with Review:: Habits (Greyford High #2) by Anna B. Doe

27 March 2019

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HABITS by Anna B. Doe is LIVE + #GIVEAWAY!


𝑯𝒆'𝒔 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒚𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒅'𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆.
𝑺𝒉𝒆'𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝑰𝒄𝒆 𝑸𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏.
𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚'𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒐 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐𝒐 𝒔𝒘𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒖𝒑...



“This book was everything I was hoping for and SO MUCH MORE!” – Emily.reads_

“Andrew and Anette are two halves who make an explosive whole in this sizzling sports romance. Filled with all the drama and heat a reader can ask for, Habits is written with an engaging voice guaranteed to keep you turning the pages!” – award winning author of The Hashtag Series, Cambria Hebert

Habits sucked me right in and I found myself unable to put the book down.!” – Goodreads Reviewer



Review:

Well these are the most grown up high schools I've read but the story line was so good. Anna will make you nervous, nervous for these teens. They are trying to figure out life with all these hard moments. High School is supposed to be fun, for Jeanette and Andrew it's anything but. They try to put on that smile and move within the motions of parties, friends, and the daily route. They can't stay away from each other though. I loved that. I loved that Andrew as off standish that he is, couldn't stop himself when it came to Jeanette. He couldn't stop the feelings and he was a good guy with her. He wasn't putting on a show with her. When it all comes crashing down, he is there, he is focused on her and he is just him. Jeanette has demons and they may never go away but with Andrew she just may put them on the back burner. Happiness. It's what they are both seeking, they just didn't know it'd take each other for it to happen.



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Title: Habits
Author: Anna B. Doe
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Blurb:
Senior year.
Three girls. Three guys.
Secrets and lies.
Demons of past and present.
Old insecurities and new fears.
One more year left to pretend.
One more year to wreck it all.
The countdown begins.

All Jeanette Sanders wanted to do was escape her past and forget everything that has happened. Coming to Greyford was supposed to be her new beginning, a clean slate. Only it seems like her past doesn’t want to let her go. As her old insecurities start to return in full force and lies grow bigger than ever, the only thing left is the hope that her broken heart will survive this time around.

Andrew Hill has been betrayed one too many times in the past. Cynical and cold-hearted, he closed off his heart for good and doesn’t plan on letting anybody in ever again. Especially women. But his heart doesn’t seem to care and starts beating faster every time a particular black-haired beauty gets in his way and puts him in his place.

He wants her body, not her heart. She tries to resist him, but the pull is too much.

They know they’re all wrong for each other, but some habits are too sweet to give up.


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About Author

Anna B. Doe is the author of the New York Knights series, Underwater and brand new Greyford High series. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with a little extra spice.
When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book, you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood.
She is currently working on various projects, some more secret than others.

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Release with Review:: The Hardest Route by A.S. Teague

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The Hardest Route, an all-new emotional and romantic standalone from A.S. Teague is available now!

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My friends used to tell me ‘What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.’ Clearly, they lied because a few months later, I found out my one-night stand was pregnant.
I couldn’t handle a baby. I was Griffin Rockwell, the best wide receiver the league had ever seen. But what choice did I have? My baby girl was coming whether I was ready for her or not.
Brooke turned out to be an amazing woman and mother. For seven years, we were the MVP’s of co-parenting—and even better friends.
That all changed when tragedy struck our makeshift family and I was faced with the terrifying possibility of losing the one woman I was quickly realizing I couldn’t live without.
I was at the height of my career and on the path to becoming the greatest of all time.
But keeping my family together, with Brooke by my side, might prove to be the hardest route of all.

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Review:
This book held me from the first word until the end. I loved that these two did take the hardest route to figure out life. Life isn't easy. Life is hard. I loved their family dynamic and how Brooke didn't make him feel guilty for playing football, didn't make him feel horrible for not being there, Griff did that all on his own. I loved how their little girl knew she was loved and was fierce about her daddy. I loved how this story was told, it wasn't rushed and life had to happen before it could all fall into place. Brooke took care of her the family the best she knew how until it was Griff's turn to take care of them. A.S. as always tells a wonderful heart felt, make you shaky love story that I didn't want to end. She makes you feel invested into the family. 

Excerpt:

“I like it when you call me Griffin.” His gaze settled on my mouth, and my heart sped up. I recognized that look in his eyes. It was the exact same look he’d had before he’d kissed me in Vegas. It might have been seven years ago, but when a man looks at your lips like he wants to explore every inch of them without stopping for air, you don’t forget it. Before I had the chance to say something smart in response, he leaned in, his large frame crowding mine. My traitorous eyelids fluttered shut. I willed them to open, but they refused to obey. There was less than a moment’s hesitation, and then his lips were brushing mine. If he’d had any reservations for that split second before our mouths met, they were nowhere to be found now. His hand fisted my hair, his fingertips on my scalp eliciting a moan that came from somewhere deep within me. When his tongue licked at the seam of my lips asking for entrance, there was no question of whether I should let him in or not. They parted, and our mouths moved in rhythm with each other’s, his lips urging and persuading my own to follow suit. And they did. I was lost in the smell of him wrapped around me; the earthy scent that was all Griff combined with the heady feel of his hands in my hair caused every nerve ending in my body to come alive. I moaned again as his hands traveled down my neck, his body pressing close into mine. There were kisses, and then there was this. This wasn’t a kiss, but a total melting of one body into another, and for a fleeting moment, I wanted to drown in the way it felt to have this man worshipping my mouth, his hands desperate to touch more of me but content to take what he could get in a hotel lounge. Our night together in Vegas had been electric, full of lust and desire, but this was something different entirely. This was magnetic, like we were being pulled together by some unseen force that we were both powerless to stop. And it was that realization that caused me to pull away and gasp for a breath that I didn’t really want. What I wanted was Griff’s mouth. His lips on mine. On my neck. On my breasts. Every fucking where. I couldn’t pull my eyes open to face the man who was supposed to be just a friend, so I gripped the edge of the bar, my chest heaving as I asked, “What was that?”


About A.S. Teague
A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn't have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.
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Release with Review:: Trust the Push

20 March 2019

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Title: Trust the Push
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: March 19, 2019



Blurb

I’m making strides in the world of dirt late model racing.  With back to back championships under my belt, I’m determined to win a third and be the youngest driver in history to do so.  I’m going to make it happen my career is my focus.  That is until the ultimate distraction in the form of a redheaded bombshell drops into my life.

I know nothing about racing, but when my boss comes to me with a special assignment, I take it.  Now, here I am traveling from city to city engrossed in this new world.  I never would have dreamed that this project would lead me to new friendships and ultimately finding love.

We made a deal, our time together would expire, and we would part ways.  The only problem with that is I’m not so sure that’s what I want anymore. She’s pushing at my walls, and I’m trusting her, letting them fall.

It’s a shame we put an end date on our time together.  I knew I would fall for him, but I never dreamed that those feelings would run this deep.  The plan was to walk away, that’s what we agreed to, it’s just going to be harder than I thought.  I need a new plan one that helps me move on without him.


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Review:
On my goodness, this one is a great story. It has a wonderfully stubborn woman, Aubree, who knows what she wants and needs in life. I loved her fight and the fact that she didn't bow down. Blaine is my type of bad boy, the type that is really a marshmallow under all that toughness. I loved their group of people in their circle and the friendships built. This story flowed so well I read it quickly and was left with a happy heart.





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Release with Review:: Just Swipe Right by Allie York

14 March 2019

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Title: Just Swipe Right 
Author: Allie York 
Genre: Contemporary Romance / Love Triangle 
Series: 425 Madison Book #3











Eliza: My life is perfect. I have a luxurious apartment and my dream job. I also have a sister willing to sign me up for a dating app against my better judgment. I promise her one week before the app is deleted forever. All it takes is one week before I’m matched with two amazing men and my perfect life becomes a perfect disaster. Murphy: I needed a drastic change and I got it. My move from the middle of nowhere to the city lands me in a classy part of town with an upscale job. All I need is a personal life to match. So, I join the masses and download an app.A match with the woman of my dreams has me considering a future. The only problem is that I’m not the only one wanting to make her mine. After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love!








I fell in love with Murphy. He is new to New York and working as a chef in a restaurant. Eliza has a pesky sister that keeps bugging her about getting back into the dating game. They come together on their own. They keep bumping into each other. Next thing they know they are a match on a dating app. They were so sweet together and became friends first. The friendship became more. I loved reading how they grew together. 




One luxury high-rise apartment building. 

Nine delicious romances set against the backdrop of fast-paced and sexy New York City. With plenty of residents; all with their own stories to tell. 

Join these authors as they come together, each with a standalone romance for you to enjoy. Each tale offers you something new, something different. These aren't your mama's romance novels... 


After all 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.  



Allie is a mom and dog groomer by day. At night she is posted at her laptop writing or reading in a cozy corner. She has a soft spot for gooey romance, over-creamed coffee, and anything cute and furry.





I Like to Write:: Competition

13 March 2019

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When does the competition end? Are you a competitive person? I am not so much. I like the fun of it. I don't need to win. I don't even need to participate maybe just watch. I know very competitive people. I know those that winning is everything. I know that the competition though must end sometime. Some people just don't turn it off. It's exhausting to always be on alert. 
To be competitive in sports or other things will be looked at a good time. Should be competitive when we are at home? If someone cleans more or does the laundry more or maybe just understands the kids so they do that, should the other person one up that person? Should the person who thinks they did a really good job, be made to feel inadequate because someone else can do it a little faster, cleaner, or better? It's just been circling in my head. Do people really make others feel like they can't do anything right? Yep. It happens. It breaks my heart when I hear about it. 
So maybe instead of criticizing so harshly or going behind that person to fix what they didn't do right in your eyes, maybe....just maybe encourage them in some way. I have no clue how you would do that because I am not in your shoes, but I do know that encouraging someone or telling someone they were helpful can make their day.  


I Like to Write:: Certain Phrases In Life

08 March 2019

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Are there certain phrases that just irk you? I have a few, the most I hear though is 'It must be nice to be government'. Why is it so nice to be government? I have no clue. We really don't get much more than the private sector. We don't have long or short term disability, no maternity leave, you get cancer---you have no time once you hit zero which means your premiums won't be paid. Yea it's sooo nice to be government.
I think the biggest issue is money and leave. I have worked very hard for my position. When I am in my chair, I work very hard to complete my work. Most days I leave mentally exhausted with a headache. When I do brag about a perk, that phrase is thrown up quickly in my face though. Why? I don't understand. Is it jealousy? Why would someone be jealous of a job? We all work. We all do what we love. If you are doing what you love and aren't weeping in some of the benefits I get, then why would you be scornful of that? I think there are times when we all think man that would be nice. I can honestly say I have worked every hard to move up through the years of my career to make sure that I do have the nice things. I wasn't given this job, I wasn't favored, and I certainly am paying back the student loans for my education.
I have always heard this phrase but especially since the furlough this year it has really cut right through me. The government is such an ugly subject, why? I don't know I am proud of our government, we could be in a 3rd world country with no clothes on our back and being told what to do and when to do it. I am just rambling but truth be told this phrase and a few others really make my hair stand.

When I hear this phrase especially out of the mouth of family and friends I begin to wonder if they are willing to say that to my face, what do they say behind my back? Are we really as close as I would like to believe. Are we really respecting each other? Are we really praying for each other? Are we really happy for each others successes? Or are we always trying to one up each other and don't even realize it. Are we always trying to be able to do better than the other so we can say she/he doesn't have this or that and I do. I don't like that. We at bless with a healthy family. We are blessed with a roof over our head. I am blessed with a man that is my best friend and partner in all things.
I've gotten to the point where I don't share great things with people. If I get a raise or an opportunity to do somethin wonderful at work. I share with my husband and friends that work in my field. I share with those that understand. I have been holding back while thinking why I am holding back my hard work. Well because I would hate to offend someone who stays at that dead end job or someone that won't go back to school to learn a trade, or someone who  would rather complain than do something to help them move forward in the job.
So I am going to enjoy my snow days because my job would rather have me safe at home than dead on my way to work. I am going to enjoy my pay because honestly in the realm of things according to others I should be getting paid more with the amount of work that is required of us. I am going to enjoy the amount of leave I accumulate because of my time served. I am going to enjoy that I can take care of my family. I am going to enjoy that I work for a company that cares about my well being. I am going to enjoy the fact that I do not have to choose between work and family, my work always wants me to choose family. I am going to enjoy having supervisors that understand my family dynamic and that I am needed at home sometimes. I am going to enjoy having people in my little circle that let me vent when people say 'It must be nice to work for the government'. Because it is, it is wonderful to serve my country. It is wonderful to know I am helping make a difference. It is wonderful knowing that I work with 2 large maritime companies and take care of over 20,000 mariners.

Release with Review:: Fall by CA Harms

07 March 2019

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Title: Fall 
Series: Montgomery Series #3
Author: CA Harms
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Knoxville Montgomery liked things his way. He kept everything simple and he was always in control. That is until a head-strong blonde stumbled into his life and changed everything. She became a challenge he refused to give up on.
It didn’t matter how much Knoxville tried, Tinley would not give into him. She couldn’t. On the outside, she appeared to be resilient and untouchable, but her reality was a much different story. 
But Knoxville would not give up. Little by little, he started to tear down her walls, and at that moment, Tinley knew. Even though she fought it with every, single fiber in her body, their outcome was fated.
She would Fall…
And all she could do now was hope he’d willing to catch her.


Review:
Knox is my favorite. He is determined, he is kind, and just so sweet. His pursuit of Tinley made my heart melt. She is fragile and he recognizes that. He realizes that he must be gentle with her. However after a while of being gentle, our alpha comes out strong and lets Tinley know exactly where he stands. I loved these two together and loved the chemistry they had. Tinley tried with all her might to put up those walls but she trusted him instantly and it grew stronger with the friendship.


 
C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn't always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.
She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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