Monday, December 28, 2015

BOOKS~Drug of Choice

                    “Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose.                         I am the happy Victim of books."

                                          ~Karl Lagerfield

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Whatever is Lovely ~ Adult Coloring Book

We live in such a busy, hectic world—but what waits for you inside this cover is a way to quiet the noise, express creativity, and spend some sweet time with God. Each page features an original design from one of a dozen different artists, beautifully illustrating a contemplative quote from an inspirational writer, a beloved hymn, or Scripture. 
Lately, adult coloring books have been all the rage even for me as you might have noticed all the reviews that I have posted on them. I find them a nice way to relax and be creative, especially if like me and were not born with any other creative skills. This coloring book unlike a lot of others has both easy coloring with larger pictures to color that are not so intense and harder coloring pictures that are compact and elaborate. Each page contains a positive quote that will lift your spirits. This is a religious adult coloring book, but that is basically reflected in the quotes, not the pictures. I recommend this adult coloring book to all who like to color. If you are religious or not.

"I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."

Monday, December 14, 2015

Coming Home Series Blitz & Giveaway of $25 Starbucks gift card + signed print copies of all 3 books

Return, Revenge, Reunion by Meli Raine
(Coming Home Series)
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense


On a dark, rainy night I drove my overstuffed junker car back to a town I never expected to see again.

And when I needed a rescue by the side of the road, a six-foot tall piece of hot, unfinished business named Mark was what the universe sent me.

Three years earlier I’d fled town (and Mark) to follow my wrongly-convicted father to his federal prison, working crappy jobs to stay afloat and visit him every second I could. But now Dad’s dead and I’m mysteriously offered the best job of my life at the college where his life blew up when he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Someone wants me here. Desperately.
I’m hoping it’s Mark.
Because if it’s not, I’m in more danger than I ever imagined.
And if it is?
Mark may be the most dangerous choice of all.

Everything I know about my life is a lie. The more I dig into my father’s death the more I find myself in peril.

Mark turns out to be a liar, someone I thought I could trust. He’s not what he seems, and worst of all, a part of me can’t let go.

My boss might be an international drug lord disguised as a dean at one of the top five universities in the country.

Like anyone’s going to believe me if I try to out him?

But I can’t help myself. I should learn to keep my mouth shut.
Someone’s decided to do that for me.

Make me quiet once—
And for all.

You can think you’ve had everything stolen from you. 
That there’s nothing left to lose.
You would be wrong.

My best friend’s been kidnapped. I was just captured. 
What I thought was a massive drug operation run by a 
man who killed my father turns out to be ten times more horrific.

I’m trapped. My best friend may be dead.

And Mark has no idea where to find me.

Some secrets should remain buried, my captors tell me.

And it looks like I will be, too.

Buried alive.


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Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes -- and the women who love them. 

Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family. 

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Becoming Nicole


When Wayne and Kelly Maines adopted identical twin boys, they thought their lives were complete. But it wasn’t long before they noticed a marked difference between Jonas and his brother, Wyatt. Jonas preferred sports and trucks and many of the things little boys were “supposed” to like; but Wyatt liked princess dolls and dress-up and playing Little Mermaid. By the time the twins were toddlers, confusion over Wyatt’s insistence that he was female began to tear the family apart. In the years that followed, the Maineses came to question their long-held views on gender and identity, to accept and embrace Wyatt’s transition to Nicole, and to undergo an emotionally wrenching transformation of their own that would change all their lives forever.

I loved this book. It is very enlightening and would be so helpful to the people that are full of hatred toward transgender people to help them realize how fluid gender is. Being Transgender as the book explains so well has nothing to do with a person's sexuality. There are actual medical reasons for a person that is transgender to be that way. It is written in the voice of the father but by someone outside the family so it does not have as much of an intimate feel as it should. The sacrifices this family had to endure were monumental to make Nicole be whole and happy. It is worth the read for EVERYONE! 

"But the lord said to Samuel, "Do not consider his appearance or his height...The lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the lord looks at the heart"

                                             ~1 Samuel 16:7 (from the book)
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Not Very Little

Paperback80 pages
ISBN: 1101905751
Published October 27th 2015 by Potter Style

This is not one of the most favorable coloring books I have had. It does not contain any intricate pictures actually the drawings are quite sloppy. Therefore, if you do not like the highly detailed adult coloring books this would be a good one for you. It also would work for older children, but there are alcohol beverages on one page. My overall opinion is that if you want to relax by coloring and you like the more detailed coloring books with nice drawings this one is probably not for you.

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 "I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review."