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Sunday, May 22, 2016

Book Review: Parrish by Shannen Crane Camp

Title: Parrish

Author: Shannen Crane Camp

Publisher: Future House Publishing

Genre: Paranormal Romance

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Parrish is a fun, adventurous ghost story with a dash of romance mixed in.

The main character of the story is Sadie Smith, she’s a young woman whose part of a paranormal investigation society. The group is led by Jefferson Parrish, who’s a bit of an eccentric and at times throughout the story; his behavior comes across as creepy. Sadie and Jefferson clash at times, but slowly they start to develop feelings for each other. I love how Sadie tries to get Jefferson to be normal while Jefferson encourages Sadie to be her true, weird self.

Rounding out the group is Deacon, Jefferson’s cousin, who’s not quite as weird as his cousin, but still an oddball. Brighton is the bombshell of the group. She’s got gorgeous good looks; however she suffers from anxiety and OCD, which makes her fit in well with the group.

The group is struggling with their paranormal investigations along with their everyday jobs to pay the bills. One night, they receive mysterious letters offering a hefty reward if they investigate and find a connection with four different locations. So they set off on their road trip to the locations along the way there’s plenty of humor with them staying in dingy hotels and eating fast food. There’s lots of mystery with the investigations as the groups discovers ghosts and clues pointing to their next destination.

I loved how the author wrote the ending; she did a good job of tying everything together. The paranormal and mystery aspect is what drew me into the story. But I also loved the romances brewing between Sadie and Jefferson, along with Deacon and Brighton. The author hints that there’s sequel in the works and I hope it’s true because I can’t wait to see what’s to come of the Parrish Society.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Book Review: Ghostsitter by Shelly Brown

Title: Ghostsitter

Author: Shelly Brown

Genre: Middle grade, mystery, paranormal

Publisher: Future House Publishing

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*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

Reading Ghostsitter, took me back to the days when I read R.L. Stine. In a way, this reminded me of one of Stine’s books.

The story is about Tiffany Hart, a popular student, whose life is changed following an incident at a haunted slaughterhouse. After the incident, Tiffany is followed by three ghost children, who quickly disrupt her life. Tiffany seeks help from her friend, Justin Henderson. Unlike Tiffany, Justin is unpopular and other kids are creeped out by his ability to see ghosts. As Justin and Tiffany work together, their research uncovers an orphanage and sinister ghosts with secrets.

Overall, the story was quite enjoyable. It’s something that I think kids would enjoy; I mean who doesn’t love a good ghost story. The story offers a couple of humorous spots as the ghost kids inflict chaos on Tiffany. Due to their actions, Tiffany’s friends and family begin to think she’s gone crazy. There was a lot of suspense in the book, I was curious about what was going to happen to Tiffany and if she and Justin would learn the truth about the ghosts.

I also liked how Tiffany and Justin grew closer during their research. As Tiffany spends time with Justin, she sees him in a new light. With the ghosts disturbing her life, Tiffany starts to become an outcast and realizes how unfairly she’s treated others.

This is a wonderful book that I believe both parents and kids will love.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Book Spotlight: She's Captured My Love by Karen Frances

Title :She Captured My Love (Captured #4)
Author :  Karen Frances 
Blog Tour ~ 5th -12th May
Hosted by: Hooked on book's & Cherry0Blossoms Promotions

She's Captured my Love (Captured, #4) 

They say everything in life happens for a reason…

Me? I just think life can be cruel. What was the reason my wife was so tragically taken from me, from her family? Leaving behind a beautiful baby girl.


I no longer look to the future. I live day by day.

These last few months have been the darkest of my life. But I’m still here, getting by with the help and support of those closest to me. My sister has been my rock. Don’t know where I would be without her. Even with all her own troubles, she has always been at my side to help me.

But what happens when the very beautiful, confident, and sexy American Sophie Mathews enters my life?

She is a breath of fresh air. But stirs up feelings and emotions that I thought I had pushed to the back of my mind.

Is it too soon to move on from my past? Or are my ghosts going to haunt me forever?


He's Captured my Soul (Captured #3)

Libby Stewart has everything she could possibly dream of, and more. She has the job she has always dreamed of, she is the manger of Stewart Hotel and Country Estate. A hotel on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond. She has a close relationship with her family. The relationship she shares with her twin brother Ethan and his daughter, is extra special because of the loss they have suffered.

She also has the man of her wildest dreams. Never in a million years did Libby see herself falling so quickly for a man again. But she fell hard for Alexander Mathews, the arrogant, yet set American businessman.

They connect on all levels. They have passion and chemistry that is off the charts. But has their relationship moved too fast?

Just when Libby thinks there is nothing to stand in their way of true happiness, tragedy strikes. Libby is left wondering if history is about to repeat itself for the Stewart family. Can Libby find the strength deep within, to overcome the situation she finds herself in?


He's Captured my Trust (Captured #2)  

Alex Mathews is a New York businessman who has a “work hard, play hard” mentality and considers women as a means to an end. But Libby Stewart, a beautiful hotel manager in Scotland, manages to do the impossible: steal Alex’s heart and turn his world upside down. With an ocean separating them, Alex arranges for Libby to visit him in the States for a long weekend…but things don’t go quite as planned.

Sparks fly when Alex’s old friend enters the picture and one of Alex’s business rivals shows an unsolicited interest in Libby. Tensions reach an all-time high when the four of them are thrown together during an engagement party. But it’s a series of passionate trysts and shocking betrayals that leaves Alex and Libby wondering if their love was truly meant to be.

Can they learn to trust? Or will the sea between them prove to be too much to overcome?

The second book in the Captured series, He’s Captured My Trust is a whirlwind romance—filled with jealousy and desire as two star-crossed lovers struggle to make their relationship work.


He's Captured my Heart (Captured #1)

Like any dutiful Scottish daughter, Libby Stewart puts her family first. She’s spent months helping her brother, a single father, care for his new daughter. The strain of her family commitments led to the painful demise of a two-year relationship. As Libby nurses her broken heart and relishes time with her niece, her father offers her a job managing his hotel. She’s ready to focus on her career and get her life back on track.

Alexander Mathews, a handsome American businessman who is staying at the hotel, has other plans for Libby. She’s taken aback when she meets Alex. He strikes her as arrogant and domineering, but regardless, the sexual tension between them is palpable. Libby fancies herself a good girl, but Alex quickly seduces her. Libby finds she is soon addicted to the passion she feels in Alex’s skilful hands.

Libby has never been so confused. Who is Alex Mathews, really? An international playboy, or truly the man of her dreams? When a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend turns violent and she questions Alex’s loyalty to her, Libby must decide if she wants to let this charismatic stranger from across the pond truly capture her heart.


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Valentia Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub

Product: Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub

Company: Valentia Natural Skin Care


*I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review*

This is the second time I’ve reviewed a skincare product from Valentia. The first time, I used the Detoxifying Clay Mask, which I loved. This time, I tested the Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub.

As with all Valentia products, the exfoliating scrub is eco-friendly and made with organic ingredients. A couple of the main ingredients are green and white teas. When you open the jar, you’re immediately hit with the aroma of the teas. At first it can be a bit strong, but after a while you get used to it. The aroma is great, very soothing, which is fitting for the scrub.

The scrub helps make your skin smoother and helps protect against acne. When I use the product, I wash my face first, then apply the scrub. I left it on for about ten minutes, then washed it off.

My face felt cleaner, smoother, and fresher after using the scrub. This is another great product from Valentia. If you’re someone, who’s looking for a new product that’s eco-friendly and makes your skin feel fresh, I recommend the Eternal Youth Exfoliating Scrub.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Bood Spotlight: Dial L for Lynda

Dial L for Lynda
Tracey Jane Jackson & Amanda Washington
Release Date: May 1, 2016

Despite their economic and social differences, Addison Allen and Harley James have been inseparable since sixth grade. But when Harley is arrested for the murder of her ex-boss, prison bars threaten to be the one thing that finally comes between them.

The body left on Harley’s doorstep proves to be too problematic for even Addison’s enormous bank account, forcing the duo to roll up their sleeves and search for the murderer themselves. Working to prove Harley’s innocence brings out an unexpected passion for investigating a knack for uncovering the buried truth.

However, their freshly-acquired skills propel them into a dangerous new world full of lies, secrets, and quite possibly…romance.

Will they be able to keep Harley out of jail? Or will they lose their hearts, and maybe even their lives, in the process?

Tracey Jane Jackson

Tracey Jane Jackson is the NY Times Bestselling author of the popular Cauld Ane Series and has over half a million books in print.

Tracey was born and raised in New Zealand and with an American father, Scottish grandmother, and Kiwi mother, it's no doubt she has a unique personality.

She has been happily married and gooey in love with her husband for over twenty years. They live in the Pacific Northwest with their two sons.


Amanda Washington

Amanda Washington first put her dreams to paper in 1999. She's written mafia fiction (MAKING ANGEL and BREAKING BONES), dystopian (RESCUING LIBERTY and LIBERTY'S HOPE) and young adult (FALLEN, CUT, FORSAKEN) genres. When she's not writing, she's busy living out her real adventure in southwest Washington with her husband and their five boys. - Website - Facebook author page
@AmandaWash - twitter

Making Angel: Mariani Crime Family 1 (November 2015)
Breaking Bones: Mariani Crime Family 2 (March 2016)
Rescuing Liberty, Book 1 of the Perseverance Series (September 2013)
Liberty's Hope, Book 2 of the Perseverance Series (February 2014)
Fallen: Chronicles of the Broken 1 (May 2014)
Cut: Chronicles of the Broken 2 (July 2014) 
Forsaken: Chronicles of the Broken 3 (November 2014)