Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FINDING OUR FOREVER blog tour and #giveaway

 The last book in the April harlequin blog tour is Finding Our Forever by, Brenda Novak. Spring has finally sprung - even though April showers bring May flowers I guess, because we've had a lot of rain. But please read below for more info on book and the author.

The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner—Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager—that decision becomes even more difficult.

Although Elijah can't deny his deep attraction to Cora, he's always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there's something about the ranch's newest employee that isn't exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he's long been waiting for.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

GUARDIAN by Terri Reed Blog Tour & #Giveaway

Today's book continues the April Harlequin blog tour. It is Gaurdian by Terri Reed:

Please read on for a delicious recipe from the Author:

Bashert: book review and #giveaway

Hey guys. I just finished a really cool book. It is called Bashert, by Herb Freed.

Here is some info on book:

Bashert (Yiddish): a person’s ideal and predestined soulmate; destiny.

In the Jewish faith, there’s a belief that the universe hinges on predetermined people finding the one person who completes them, their bashert. In BASHERT (Bellrock Press; February 14, 2017) author, director, screenwriter and former Rabbi, Herb Freed, spins the intimate and heart-wrenching true tale of what it truly means to find your soulmate, your bashert.

Dan Sobol is a rabbi turned director, who’s known for his cinematic television commercials. He meets Marion Gladstone, a writer and film editor, at a screenwriter’s event in Los Angeles, and as soon as she hears Dan’s voice, she just knows. It’s bashert. Soon they become partners in business as well as life; he directs, she writes and edits, and life becomes an amazing adventure. Until Cancun, where Marion has an eerie premonition that could change everything.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Choosing The Sunscreen

Sitting outside to enjoy the warm sun is relaxing for most people. The sunshine that you enjoy can also damage the skin at some point if you don't use the proper sunscreen. If you're swimming or even working outside and sweating, you want to have a sunscreen that doesn't come off when there's a little water on the skin. A good coral friendly sunscreen is ideal to use as the SPF is often higher, and it is usually safe for all family members to use.


The first thing that you want to look at when buying sunscreen is the SPF. This is the number that lets you know how long you should be able to safely stay in the sun before the product begins to not work. Most sunscreens have an SPF of about 50. This means that you can usually stay in the sun for about an hour before reapplying the product. An SPF of 30 to 50 is usually sufficient. Make sure the sunscreen offers UVA and UVB protection.

There are two kinds of sunscreen that you will see on store shelves. One is a lotion and is usually the most common. Lotions can better be applied to the skin as you can easily see where you're rubbing the product, getting it into the skin in even amounts. Spray-on sunscreens are good for those who don't plan on staying outside for long periods of time or those who are looking to stay outside for tanning. Keep in mind that spraying a sunscreen sometimes means that you aren't able to get the product evenly on the skin as the droplets are scattered.

Look at the label to see if the sunscreen is for daily uses or for those who are more active. Sunscreens for daily uses usually only provide protection for a short time. Products for those who are active are usually water resistant and last for longer periods since you'll be outside longer. You also want to find a sunscreen that has a higher protection if it's being used on children. Their skin is fragile and burns easily, so children need a higher SPF than adults.  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Things to Consider Before Taking a Vacation

Has it been awhile since you got away from your job and had some time to yourself? If this is the case, you are in serious need of a vacation. However, this is not something you should jump into without thinking it through completely. You want your vacation to go as smoothly as possible. Therefore, some planning will be required on your part. Here are some essential things you need to consider before you depart for your destination.

1. When is the most inexpensive time of the year to go there?

All places have a peak period of the year when tourism is the highest. This is usually during the summer months when the weather is the nicest. As you might imagine, hotels and resorts jack up their prices considerably during this time so they can cash in on the demand. You might be on a budget. Therefore, you will want to save as much money as possible on your trip. You should scour the Internet looking for the best deals on the places you want to visit during your vacation. There are many websites that specialize in helping people find travel deals that can save them a lot of money. You should find out what time of the year is the cheapest to travel to your destination and book your trip for that time.

2. What sort of amenities do you require at your destination?

There are most likely several amenities that you would prefer to have at your destination to make your trip more enjoyable. For example, you might be in search of a log cabin with hot tub. You will need to make a list of the amenities you want. This will make it much easier for you to search for them online when you are trying to book your travel reservations.

photo credit:  American Creek Lodge life via photopin (license)

3. Can you bundle your hotel, plane tickets and rental car together?

One of the most popular ways that people use to save money while on vacation is called bundling. This involved booking at least two services from the same website. Doing this will drastically reduce the price of each service that is included in the bundle. Therefore, you should bundle your hotel and plane tickets together. You will see that the savings will be quite substantial. You can add your rental car to the bundle if you will need one.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ONCE A MORETTI WIFE; blog tour & #giveaway

Spring is here! time to enjoy the flowers and these great reads! Today's book on the April Harlequin tour is Once a Moretti Wife, by Michelle Smart. You can purchase this book on Amazon.com too

Below is a Q&A from the author, and enter below to win a copy of this book:

  1. How do choose your characters’ names?
With great difficulty! Sometimes I’ll hear a name and immediately store it away for future reference, other times I’m quite liable to spend hours searching for the perfect name to match the character I have in mind.
  1. What is your favorite part about writing Contemporary Romance books?
Writing all the heady emotions that come with them. They can be as much of a roller-coaster to write as they are to read.
  1. Do you have any traditions you enjoy during early Spring?
  1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Probably when I realised I would never get paid for being a reader! I’ve always been a bookworm and always loved both reading and creating my own worlds.
  1. How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the book. Some are harder to write than others. Some might only take me a month, others much longer.
  1. What kind of research did you have to do to prepare you to write this book?
For Once a Moretti Wife, the biggest bulk of my research went on amnesia and its different variants and causes. I know I write high-fantasy romance but I always want it to be rooted in reality.