Monday, July 24, 2017

#WeeklyMenu Week 207

Another hot week and the next couple of days are just as bad. My husband and I decided to clear a section of our back yard to make room for a tent. Lots of brush and a few tree stumps. The work wasn't hard, but apparently, the sun was beating down harder than I thought. Got me a sun burn, and a bad head ache. Spent the second half of the day in bed feeling like poo. At least the work got done, no thanks to me. My husband ended up burning out the stumps. In a day or two, we can move the tent there.

Seeker has finally been released. Wahoo! Still in the top 100 new paranormal releases on Amazon today. Number 40. That's awesome. This is all thanks to my readers and the wonderful support you have given me. Make sure you stop by and enter the Seeker release day giveaway, for a chance to win a hard copy of Hunter, e-copy of Seeker and some swag.

This weeks menu is going to be simple because I am tired, and when I put this thing together when I'm tired, I get lazy. Enjoy and leave me a comment on your favorite recipe.

- Italian Pasta Salad






Tuna Sandwiches

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Weekly Confessions #1

I've decided to throw you all a curve ball and start a new post series called Weekly Confessions. This is where I will word vomit all the things that have been rolling around in my head all week. Like, the books I've read. Things that are going on in my life currently. Interesting posts I've found out in cyber space. Things like that. So here goes nothing. I hope you enjoy.

I've read a few books this week. Some for review and some for the enjoyment of reading. One of the books I reviewed was Force Ten: Doubling the Penny by Mark Shaff. I also got down and dirty with Stillhouse Lake by Rachael Caine (Creepy). A few books that I marked off my TBR pile are Steel ScarsCrown of Midnight (awesome), Lady Midnight, and Seeker. This week I'm hoping to read another Sarah J. Maas book, always an epic read.

My baby boy is turning four today. I can't believe how much he has grown over the last year and that he's my last baby. I usually have another baby by the time the last one is four. There will be no more for me. Sad. I've been blessed with three amazing boys, all with their own personalities and quirks. Happy Birthday Liam!

On Friday, the second book in my Hunter series dropped. Seeker is now available on Amazon and the Evernight Teen web page. Its doing really well on Amazon. #26 this morning in new releases. Please go and check it out and support your local authors.

Life has been a little crazy lately and my writing has suffered because of it. I did find time this week to put some words on paper. The weather has been so amazing that I sat out in the sun on lunch and worked on my new book about space aliens taking over the world. I feel like I'm about a quarter of the way done with it right now at 32K words. 

Had some awesome posts this week on the blog. Lots of reviews and wonderful books that I shared along with this weeks menu.

I came across some cool posts out there in the world of books and stuff this week. I thought I would share them with all of you. Enjoy.
That's it for this week. Let me know what you've been up to in you life, books and places you visited or want me to visit. Leave it all in the comments below. Until next week.

#BookReview | Afterlife by Marcus Sakey

Title: Afterlife
By: Marcus Sakey
Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 320
Release Date: July 18th, 2017
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Audience: Adult

Summary from Goodreads: Soon to be a major motion picture from Imagine Entertainment and producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer.

Between life and death lies an epic war, a relentless manhunt through two worlds… and an unforgettable love story.

The last thing FBI agent Will Brody remembers is the explosion — a thousand shards of glass surfing a lethal shock wave.

He wakes without a scratch.

The building is in ruins. His team is gone. Outside, Chicago is dark. Cars lie abandoned. No planes cross the sky. He’s relieved to spot other people — until he sees they’re carrying machetes.

Welcome to the afterlife.

Claire McCoy stands over the body of Will Brody. As head of an FBI task force, she hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks. A terrorist has claimed eighteen lives and thrown the nation into panic.

Against this horror, something reckless and beautiful happened. She fell in love… with Will Brody.

But the line between life and death is narrower than any of us suspect — and all that matters to Will and Claire is getting back to each other.

From the author of the million-copy bestselling Brilliance Trilogy comes a mind-bending thriller that explores our most haunting and fundamental question: What if death is just the beginning?

Review: A unique story and twist on what happens after death. The story started off a little slow to me, but I understand that some setup was necessary to build a connection with the characters. After Will Brody dies, that's when things started to get interesting. The author has created a whole new world and rules that Will must learn. I really enjoyed this read and if you like paranormal thrillers, you will too.  

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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