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#WeeklyMenu Week 169

I'm loving seeing my book with all these other great books from EvernightTeen authors. Get into the Halloween spooky mood with a little paranormal read. Pick up Hunter today.

Monday - Sloppy Joe's Noodle Skillet
Tuesday - Garlic Shrimp Skillet
Wednesday - Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos
Thursday - Sausage and Cajun Orzo
Friday - Mexican Beef Rice
Saturday - Creamy Chicken Soup
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

Cease & Desist #BlogTour by Stephen David Hurley

Cease & Desist Playlist from the Author
I love instrumental music in the background while I write. I love dancing to wild pop songs when
I finish a good day at the desk. I like Beethoven string quartets. I like Bartok and the crazy music
of Copleand. When it comes to pop, Lana del Rey and Miley Cyrus.

Cease & Desist
by Stephen David Hurley
Genre: YA Thriller
Release Date: October 10th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

What if the secret to being charismatic were actually a gene you could inherit, and pass along to your children. What if this "X-factor" could make you a star? Welcome to the world of Cease de Menich, a sixteen-year-old actress in New York City who gets cast as Joan-of-Arc in a reality-drama, only to discover her "acting gift" has been passed down through her bloodline for almost six-hundred-years. Cease finds the plot of the drama reveals dark secrets from her past--an abusive mother, a brother who committed suicide--and the reader must decide if…

Opaque #BlogTour by Calix Leigh-Reign

Opaque Playlist
1.) I Want You by Desiree Flores and Shawn Stockman
2.) Love Somebody by Maroon 5
3.) Already in Love by Tank
4.) We Found Love by Rihanna
5.) Human II by Boyz II Men
6.) Afterparty by Tink
7.) Stranger in Moscow by Michael Jackson
8.) Don’t Judge Me by Chris Brown
9.) Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney
10.) Purple Rain by Prince
11.) My Heart is Falling by Whitney Houston
12.) Kiss It Better by Rihanna
13.) Right Here by Staind

Opaque
by Calix Leigh-Reign
Genre: YA Scifi/Fantasy
Release Date: August 19th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

Highly controversial debut novel by Cālix Leigh-Reign is taking the nation by storm! For those who've been craving an untapped damsel-in-distress-less Sci-Fi niche - Opaque delivers in this gripping page-turner involving mutated Limbal rings, biokenretic anomalies, mental dysfunction, perplexing Russian ancestry & romance. Cālix takes us on an adventure that begins when 16 year old misanthropic Adam Caspian unknowingly reaches bio…

Distant Horizon by Stephanie & Isaac Flint #BookBlitz

City of Wind #CoverReveal by Jordan Rivet @Jordan_Rivet

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
City of Wind
by Jordan Rivet
(Steel and Fire, #4)
Publication date: December 20th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Synopsis: Dara Ruminor is a serious young duelist in the mountaintop kingdom of Vertigon, a land of dramatic cliffs and misty peaks where mysterious Fire magic runs through the stones like blood. The secluded kingdom has been peaceful for a hundred years. Swords are used for sport, and successful athletes live like kings as long as the crowds love them.
Eighteen-year-old Dara needs to find a wealthy patron in order to duel professionally and avoid a lifetime working in her parents’ Fire Lantern shop. Her efforts are disrupted when her coach asks her to train with Prince Siv, an infuriating—if handsome—young man who refuses to take the sport as seriously as she does. But the prince’s life may be in danger, and soon Dara will discover that Vertigon isn’t as peaceful as she thought.
As threats emerge from the shadows, Dara will have to raise her sword …

#WeeklyMenu Week 168

I have been waiting for the newest book in the Old Kingdom series and its finally here. Now I just need to get rid of my back log of review books. I'm almost done!

Enjoy this weeks menu.

Monday - Taco Pot Pie
Tuesday - Crock Pot Chicken Fajitas
Wednesday - Creamy Asiago Chicken
Thursday - Shephards Pie
Friday - Crock Pot Lasagna
Saturday - Rosemary Garlic Steak
Sunday
- Tuna Sandwiches

Book Review - Elf by Max Dune

Title: The Elf By: Max Dune Genre: Urban Fantasy/Christmas Release Date: October 20th, 2016 Publisher: David & Duke Publishing, LLC
Summary from Goodreads: Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro.Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.
Add on Goodreads

Review: Wow! I don't think I've ever read anything like this book before. Max Dune has an amazing way of taking a story that we …

A Bond of Venom and Magic #BlogTour by Karen Tomlinson

A Bond of Venom and Magic
by Karen Tomlinson
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: October 14th 2016

Summary:

The Wraith Lord is hunting; his prize, the key to unleashing darkness and Chaos upon the eight Kingdoms.
For Diamond Gillon the war raging in the south seems a remote danger until her home is brutally attacked. Having lost everything she holds dear, Diamond is catapulted into a terrifying new world in which legendary beasts arise, magic is condemned and half blood fae, like her, have no rights. Despite her growing feelings for her saviour, Commander Hugo Casimir, he remains a paradox – not only is he a heartless killer, he is owned by the cruel immortal fae queen; a queen who will murder her own people for magic.
As Diamond’s circumstances become ever more perilous she is drawn deeper into Hugo’s world and discovers the lengths to which he will go to save what he holds dear. Will Hugo become her friend, her protector, or – an enemy not worthy of her trust?
A Bond of Venom and Magic…

#WeeklyMenu Week 167

I love my six year old's drawings. This one is of him and his worry. Apparently, his worry is a large creature that kinda resembles a flaming turtle that holds a fire ball over his head. He looks happy though. I know my worry would be a whole lot scarier. 
This weeks worry is brought to you by hurricane force winds and record breaking rain. Fortunately, we didn't lose power or have a tree fall on our house, like so many people in our area. We survived.
Enjoy this weeks menu! 

Monday - Mozzarella Cheesesteak Stromboli
Tuesday - Cheese Steak Quesadillas
Wednesday - Chicken with Creamy Garlic Sauce
Thursday - Slow Cooker Lo Mein
Friday - White Pizza
Saturday - French Dip Sandwiches
Sunday - Tuna Sandwiches

The Harvesting #BookBlitz by Melanie Karsak

Book & Author Details:
The Harvesting
by Melanie Karsak
(The Harvesting, #1)
Publication date: January 8th 2014
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Zombies
Synopsis:
It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead.
Layla Petrovich has spent her whole life running away from her hometown of Hamletville. Raised by the town’s medium, and dubbed the “weird” girl for her fascination with swords, the last thing Layla wants is to go home.
But when she receives a desperate call to return just as a mysterious outbreak sweeps the country, Layla’s instincts urge her to go. Good thing, because the dead are rising.

Layla, however, isn’t entirely on her own. With her psychic powers growing, surely everything will turn out okay, right? Not so fast. Just when Layla believes she might survive the apocalypse, a sinister and ancient force rises from the shadows to finish mankind for good.

Because the truth is, we were never alone in this world.
Begin The Harvesting Series with The Harvesting, Book 1.
Goodr…

Brainwalker #BlogTour by Robyn Mundell & Stephan Lacast

Brainwalker
by Robyn Mundell & Stephan Lacast
Genre: YA Scifi/Fantasy
Release Date: October 1st 2016
Dualmind Publishing

Summary from Goodreads:

Fourteen year-old Bernard is full of out of the box ideas—ideas that nobody appreciates. Not his ultra-rational father, not his classmates, and definitely not his teacher, who’s fed up waiting for Bernard’s overdue science project. You’d think with a hotshot quantum physicist for a dad, the assignment would be easy as “pi”, but with his relationship with his father on rocky ground, Bernard is under more pressure than a helium atom.

And Bernard’s impulse control flies out the window when he’s stressed. So instead of turning in his project, he moons the class and gets suspended. Now his dad’s got no choice but to bring him to his work. At the Atom Smasher. It’s the chance of a lifetime for Bernard, who knows smashing atoms at the speed of light can—theoretically—make wormholes. How about that for the most mind-bending science project ever?…

Nika #BlogTour and #Giveaway By D.H. Gibbs

Nika: A Seychatka Novella
by D.H. Gibbs
Genre: YA Fantasy
Pages: 96
Release Date: March 1st 2016

Music Playlist I don’t have a music playlist for writing but depending on my mood or If I’m painting I would listen to basically the top 100 but to mix it up I will throw in some music from the 80’s and 90’s rock as well as R&B. 

Summary from Goodreads:

Taken off the streets Nika is thrown into an unknown world where she's held captive. As an orphan, she has been on the run and must find her way out before they discover her secret. But these people held the knowledge of her family and who she is. Will she be able to find out before her secret is revealed?

After hundreds of years, Demyan has finally found the rightful ruler of his race. Unfortunately, she doesn't know who she is and is doing everything in her power to escape him. Time is running out and Demyan has to convince Nika to take her rightful place otherwise the battle will be lost and his race extinguished.

Add to Goodr…

Bellamy and the Brute #BlogTour by Alicia Michaels @fantasybyalicia

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Bellamy and The Brute
by Alicia Michaels
Published by: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: March 13th 2017
Genres: Fairy Tales, Retelling, Young Adult
Synopsis:
When Bellamy McGuire is offered a summer job babysitting for the wealthy Baldwin family, she’s reluctant to accept. After all, everyone in town knows about the mysterious happenings at the mansion on the hill—including the sudden disappearance of the Baldwin’s eldest son, Tate. The former football star and Golden Boy of Wellhollow Springs became a hermit at the age of sixteen, and no one has seen or heard from him since. Rumors abound as to why, with whisperings about a strange illness that has caused deformity…turned him into a real-life monster. Bellamy wants to dismiss these rumors as gossip, but when she’s told that if she takes the job she must promise to never, ever visit the 3rd floor of the mansion, she begins to wonder if there really is some dark truth being hidden there.
Tate’s condition ma…

ECHO Campaign #BlogTour by Taylor Brooke

BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
ECHO Campaign
by Taylor Brooke
(Isolation #2)
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: November 1st 2016
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Synopsis: Brooklyn Harper’s worst nightmare has become her reality. She has been captured by Isolation…
Trapped in a white-walled labyrinth by Juneau Malloy, Brooklyn is faced with the horrors of Isolation’s finest training yet. The skills she learned as an Omen Operative in Camp Number Eleven are put to the test in the form of brutal assessments of her strength, skills, and fortitude. Confused and disheartened, Brooklyn and the group of renegade Omens prepare for whatever trials Isolation has in store for them.
Juneau has caged her once again, but Brooklyn is far from broken…
When Brooklyn finds out her best friend Gabriel is alive, she goes on a violent rampage in search of her, but instead earns herself a stint in solitary confinement. Juneau attempts to tame Brooklyn through grueling exercises be…

#WeeklyMenu Week 166

I've been working hard on the sequel to HUNTER. Its coming along slowly but its there none the same. I can't wait to share it, but all of us will have to be patient, that includes me. It needs to be as perfect as it can be before I submit it to my publisher. Waiting is the hard part though.

Enjoy this weeks menu.

Monday - Ground Beef Tacos
Tuesday - Chicken Caesar Wrap
Wednesday - Taco Soup
Thursday - Crock-Pot BBQ Ribs
Friday - Chicken Parmesan Casserole
Saturday - Cashew Chicken
Sunday
- Tuna Sandwiches

Rise #BookBlitz and #Giveaway by Luis Almonte

Book & Author Details:
Rise
by Luis Almonte
(Trifecta, #1)
Publication date: August 27th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult

Synopsis:
The South Haven Academy for the Gifted and Talented (SHAGT) not only houses the exceptionally intelligent, but unknown to the normal students, a number of “gifted and talented” witches attend class with them every day.
Among the student body is fifteen-year-old Alexia Wick, a witch of the white-magic-practicing Alerium coven. Like the regular students, Alexia feels the pressure to succeed and meet her parents’ expectations, albeit with slightly different conditions. Rather than fretting about finals or college placement tests, she is in an entirely different arena—that of the Annual Trials.
In this prestigious competition among the most powerful witches in the country, Alexia must prove her magic and spell-casting abilities in order to advance in her skillset and bring triumph to Alerium. Her focus is distracted when the handsome and confi…

The Glitch #BlogTour by Ramona Finn

Book Heist #BlogTour and #Giveaway

Amber Sky #Review and #BlogTour by Amy Braun @amybraunauthor

Title: Amber Sky By: Amy Braun Genre: Dystopian - Steam Punk  Release Date: October 4th, 2016 Publisher: Amy Braun
Summary from Goodreads: Press-ganged into servitude by a ruthless band of marauders who survived the devastating Storm, Nash has grown tired of his career– the young, undefeated champion of the Stray Dog fighting pits. All he longs for is a place to live where his family is not his enemy.

When his captain gives him an assignment to embed him deeper into the crew, Nash attempts to refuse, until the life of his friend is threatened. Determined to save her, Nash embarks on the mission to subjugate and control a supplier. But the supplier has other clients, one of which could be the son of the most feared pirate captain in all of Westraven.

And if Nash plays his cards right, the key to his deeply desired freedom, if he can live with the consequences of his choice…

Set two years before the events of CRIMSON SKY, this prequel novella tells the story of how Nash and Sawyer crossed paths–…

#WeeklyMenu Week 165

Another Monday and another week. I can't believe its October. The boys have been in school for a month now and Halloween is just around the corner. The stress of fall is in full swing.

I hope you all enjoy this weeks menu!

Monday - Cheese Burgers
Tuesday - Pork Chops with Lemon Basil Cream Sauce
Wednesday - Slow Cooker Roast Chicken
Thursday - Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Friday - Lemon Thyme Pork Chops
Saturday - Cowboy Burger
Sunday
- Tuna Sandwiches