Monday, April 21, 2014

Review and Giveaway - Gold Canyon

  I love Gold Canyon Candles, Scent Pod Warmers and Scent Pods, and I am thrilled to do this Review on some Gold Canyon Products!   
My friend Tonya is a Gold Canyon Consultant.  To view the products and learn more information about Gold Canyon, please visit her website here.

Tonya is also offering one of these Whirl Lumie™  Candles to one of
 my lucky readers!

The description for this Whirl Lumie Candle describes it as
Bright. Sweet. Whimsical. Notes of Kaffir Lime,  Pomegranate
 & Iced Raspberry

  You can see more of the "Lumie" Collection  here.

To enter the drawing, scroll below!

Whirl Lumie Candle

Tonya sent me a 9 pack of  Lilac  Gold Canyon tealights and 3 Scent Pods to review.
(  One Cinnamon Vanilla Scent Pod - love this fragrance! - One Blueberry Tangerine Scent Pod - smells like Tangerine, yum!  And, One Lilac! )
I love the fragrance from all of these!  ( Lilacs being my favorite! )  =)

The fragrance filled the room, but was not too strong.  I love the fact that I can put the Scent Pod on my Warmer and not worry about a flame, they even have a Timer with a auto-shut off feature!

I already had a Scent Pod Warmer, so I was all set to try out the Scent Pods that she sent me!   

 Just place the Scent Pod on the Warmer for continuous fragrance ( each one lasts up to 20 hours! )

The Scent Pods come in 76 different fragrances, ranging from Birthday Cake, Apple Crumb Cake, Brown Sugar Cookie, Clean Sheets, Ginger Lime, Pumpkin Berry Spice Cookie, White Citrus and many more!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Book Tour, Review and Giveaway - A Roux of Revenge by Connie Archer

About the Book:

"A Roux of Revenge"  by Connie Archer
Soup Lover's Mystery #3

Snowflake, Vermont, is known for its skiing in winter—and its soup all year round, thanks to Lucky Jamieson’s By the Spoonful. Autumn brings golden leaves, pumpkin rice soup, the annual Harvest Festival…and murder. 
Lucky’s soup shop is busier than usual this October, with groups of itinerant travelers in town to work the Harvest Festival. One newcomer seems to take a particular interest in Lucky’s young waitress, Janie, spying on her from across the street. Is the stranger stalking Janie?
After an unidentified man is found murdered in a van by the side of the road, simmering suspicions about the travelers are brought to a boil. But when Janie is put in harm’s way, Lucky must join forces with the travelers to turn up the heat on a killer…
My thoughts:

I really enjoy cozies that are centered around food and small towns, and this book has wonderful characters that are a lovely addition to this small town setting.
I like Lucky, who is the owner of  "By the Spoonful" Soup Shop.  Lucky wants to help people including Janie, one of her waitresses who is worried about someone who seems to be stalking her.  I thought the Pumpkin Carving contest was a charming part to the story, with the different people from town bringing in their creations to the Soup Shop to be judged by the Customers.
When a man is found dead in a vehicle on the side of the road, the police try to figure out who the victim is and how he died,  while the travelers in town for the Harvest Festival bring a uncertain "mysterious" feeling to the town and its residents....This is really a page-turner!

I have the first book in this series, and I cant wait to get the second book and the future books also, so that I can continue reading this series.   5 stars! 
 And I love the Soup recipes that are included at the back of the book!
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 About the Author:
Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of A Spoonful of Murder and A Broth of Betrayal, the soup lover’s mystery series set in Vermont, from Berkley Prime Crime. The third book in the series, A Roux of Revenge, will be released on April 1, 2014. 
Connie was born and raised in New England, and now lives in Los Angeles with her family and a cat named Basil.

Visit Connie Archer's website 

For more information on this Tour, visit Great Escapes Book Tours!

Tour Participants
March 31 – Mystery Playground – Interview
April 1 – Books-n-Kisses – Review, Guest Post
April 2 – A Date with a Book - Review
April 3 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Review, Interview
April 4 – Books Are Life – Vita Libri – Review
April 5 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Guest Post
April 7 – Girl Lost In a Book - Review
April 8 – Deal Sharing Aunt – Review, Guest Post
April 9 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – ReviewGuest Post
April 10 – A Chick Who Reads – Review
April 11 –Bookwyrm’s Hoard – Review, Guest Post
April 12 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner - Review
April 14 – My Recent Favorite books – Review
April 15 – Community Bookstop – Review
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Disclaimer: This book was given to me by the publisher, through Great Escapes Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review.  I reviewed this book without compensation of any kind. All opinions are mine.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Autism - One Step at a Time

Today, I am honored to be a Guest - Post at  "The Cookie Puzzle"

Autism - One Step at a Time
You can read my post  here

I shared some information about our Journey with Autism and the upcoming
 Autism Walk that we will be joining next month.

Kim has a wonderful blog with Cookies, Recipes, and 
lots more great information!
Thanks Kim for having me share my story!  =)

The winners of the "True Love" giveaway are Joy, Kim and Cynthia.
Emails have been sent!  Thanks to everyone that entered!

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Tour Spotlight and Giveaway - "True Love" by Jude Deveraux

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERJude Deveraux, the bestselling author of unforgettable romance, returns with a breathtaking first book in a fantastic new series—the Nantucket Brides trilogy. Set on the magical Massachusetts island, True Love introduces characters from a new generation of Montgomery-Taggerts, the beloved family from Deveraux’s classic novels.

Just as Alix Madsen is finishing up architectural school, Adelaide Kingsley dies and wills her, for one year, the use of a charming nineteenth-century Nantucket house. The elderly woman’s relationship to the Madsen family is a mystery to the spirited Alix—fresh from a romantic breakup—but for reasons of her own Alix accepts the quirky bequest, in part because it gives her time to plan her best friend’s storybook wedding.

But unseen forces move behind the scenes, creaking Kingsley House’s ancient floorboards. It seems that Adelaide Kingsley had a rather specific task for Alix: to solve the strange disappearance of one of the Kingsley women, Valentina, more than two hundred years ago. If that wasn’t troubling enough, Alix must deal with the arrogant (and extremely good-looking) architect Jared Montgomery, who is living in the property’s guesthouse.

Unbeknown to Alix, Jared has been charged with looking after her while she lives on the island—an easy task for him, considering the undeniable chemistry between the two. But Jared harbors secrets of his own, which, if revealed, may drive a wedge between the pair.

With a glorious Nantucket wedding on the horizon, sparks fly, and the ghosts of the past begin to reveal themselves—some of them literally. Finding their lives inextricably entwined with the turbulent fortunes of their ancestors, Alix and Jared discover that only by righting the wrongs of the past can they hope to be together.


See below for the Giveaway!

For more information on Jude Deveraux's books, and to sign up for her email updates,
 visit her website

** I received a copy of this book from the Publisher to review for my honest opinion.

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Thanks to the Publisher, I have 3 Paperback copies of
"True Love" to give away!
Winners have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
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