Jan 21 2017

Goodbye, Mom

Goodbye, Mom

How do you even begin to say goodbye to your mother? It feels too soon; she was just 51. But then, no amount of time together would have been enough. It has been one week and I still feel like I can’t take a full breath. How is it possible that I am in a world where my mother is not? My heart is aching so deeply and the pain is indescribable. My mother’s memorial service is later today, and I’m not sure how I’ll get through it.

Goodbye, Mom. Rest easy.

In Loving Memory of Kim Marie Swiger

A poem from Henry Scott Holland:

Death is nothing at all. It does not count.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly
together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no …

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Jan 21 2017

Balthazar & Brisco Cleaners Sample Pack Giveaway – Ends 2/4/17

Balthazar & Brisco Cleaners Sample Pack Giveaway – Ends 2/4/17

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Jan 20 2017

Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman @sadieturnerla @colettefreedman

Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman @sadieturnerla @colettefreedman

Audiobook review to be added at a later date. My mother passed away unexpectedly and I have not had the chance to read Anomalies yet.

Anomalies by Sadie Turner and Colette Freedman

In the future there is no disease. There is no war. There is no discontent. All citizens are complacent members of the Global Governance. But one summer is about to change everything.

Keeva Tee just turned fifteen. All of her dreams are about to come true. She s about to make the trip to Monarch Camp to be imprinted with her intended life partner. One day they ll have perfect kids and a perfect life. But in her happy, carefree life in the Ocean Community, something weighs on her mind. She hears whispers about anomalies citizens who can t be imprinted. No one knows what happens to them, but they never seem to come back.

When Keeva arrives at Monarch Camp, her worst nightmare becomes a reality she is an anomaly. After imprinting, the people she loves change, and she starts to doubt everything she …

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Jan 20 2017

Love on the Prairie by Ciara Knight – Cover Reveal

Love on the Prairie by Ciara Knight – Cover Reveal

Love on the Prairie by Ciara Knight

Genre: Historical, Western Romance
Cover Designer: Clarissa Yeo
Editor: Cora Artz and Emily Sewell
Expected Release Date: March 2, 2017

Abigail McKinnie refuses to allow her sisters to be dispersed across the nation as mail order brides. Despite the fact the union soldiers took everything from them during their march through Atlanta-their lands scorched, house burned, food stolen-she won’t give up. With a plan in place, she sets out for Kansas to her second cousin under the guise of marriage. But instead, she plans to convince him that the seven of them can help run the homestead for him. Her plan is full proof, until she makes the arduous journey to discover he’s dead.

Owen Baker vows to never have a woman in his life again after the death of so many in his life, but when Abigail McKinnie struts onto his land claiming ownership on behalf of her dead cousin, he’s dumbfounded by her drive and beauty. Despite her abilities and their attraction, he vows to throw her over his horse to deliver her to the first train …

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Jan 20 2017

Only a Mistress Will Do by Jenna Jaxon – Cover Reveal

Only a Mistress Will Do by Jenna Jaxon – Cover Reveal


by Jenna Jaxon


Date: 4/4/2017


Genre: Historical

The man of her
dreams . . . belongs to another woman.

Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek
employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for
her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of
ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome
Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing
nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to
another . . .

Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun
before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the
woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his
heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan.
Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to
find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. …

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Jan 19 2017

New Year, New Chances for Pregnancy #2017StorkOTCjourney

New Year, New Chances for Pregnancy #2017StorkOTCjourney

This is a sponsored conversation from Mums the Word Network and The Stork OTC. All opinions are my own.

One of the most exciting things is seeing those two lines show up on a positive pregnancy test. Your whole world changes in an instant. It is scary and exhilarating. I have had the blessing of having that experience twice. I’d love to share my birth story with my younger daughter, Natalie.

In January of 2011, I realized my period was late. We were not trying to get pregnant and I was not expecting the pregnancy test to be positive. I took the test and I was completely in shock to see a positive result. With those two lines, my heart expanded. My second pregnancy was worlds different than my first pregnancy. I had some difficulties throughout my pregnancy. But I would not have traded it for anything.

My due date was September 11th. I saw my doctor on August 22nd, and after checking …

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Jan 19 2017

A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes

A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes
A Ghostly Southern Mystery Book 5

Emma Lee Raines sees dead people

Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.

There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.

But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.

Goodreads | Amazon

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Jan 19 2017

Who’s Your Sugar Baby Valentine Giveaway #CandyInYourCup

Who’s Your Sugar Baby Valentine Giveaway #CandyInYourCup

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Jan 18 2017

The Riverman by Alex Gray

The Riverman by Alex Gray

The Riverman
by Alex Gray
on Tour January 9 – February 15, 2017


Fans of atmospheric police procedurals will love watching Glasgow vividly come to life with the shocking twists and turns that have made Alex Gray an international bestseller

When a dead body is fished out of Glasgow’s River Clyde the morning after an office celebration, it looks like a case of accidental death. But an anonymous telephone call and a forensic toxicology test give Detective Chief Inspector William Lorimer reason to think otherwise. Probing deeper into the life and business of the deceased accountant, a seemingly upright member of the community, Lorimer finds only more unanswered questions.

What is the secret his widow seems to be concealing? Was the international accounting firm facing financial difficulties? What has become of the dead man’s protégé who has disappeared in New York? And when another employee is found dead in her riverside flat these questions become much more disturbing. Lorimer must cope not only with deceptions from the firm, but also with suspicions from those far closer to home . . .

Book Details:

Genre: Police Procedurals
Published …

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