Jan 282015
 

Wedding Cake (1)

 

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Wedding CakeWedding Cake by Josi Kilpack

After years of mysteries, murder, and mayhem, the big day has arrived, and Sadie wants nothing more than for her wedding to Pete to be completely uneventful. When she receives a threatening, anonymous text message just days before the ceremony, she’s determined not to let it interfere with the celebration she has carefully planned for months. But as the threat escalates from a distant fear to a frightening reality, Sadie realizes just how much she’s underestimated the situation. Desperate to put an end to the games, lies, and manipulation that has shadowed her life, Sadie, her fiance, Pete, and her children pull out all the stops. What they don’t know, however, is just how far Sadie’s nemesis is willing to go to make good on the thread she made to Sadie three years ago.

Will the wedding go off without a hitch, or will “’til death do us part” come far too soon? There’s no turning back for anyone in the riveting conclusion to this twelve-volume culinary mystery series.

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The Culinary Mystery Series

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JosiAuthor Josi S. Kilpack

Josi S. Kilpack hated to read until her mother handed her a copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond when she was 13. From that day forward, she read everything she could get her hands on and accredits her writing “education” to the many novels she has “studied” since then. She began writing her first novel in 1998 and never stopped. Her novel, Sheep’s Clothing won the Whitney Award 2007 for Mystery/Suspense. Lemon Tart, the first book in the Sadie Hoffmiller Culinary Mystery series was a finalist in 2009. Josi currently lives in Willard Utah with her husband, children and super-cute cat.

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I really love the books in the Culinary Mystery series.  I have reviewed a number of the books in the series.  In this book Wedding Cake we are a couple days away from Sadie’s marriage to Peter and Sadie has a long list of things to do.  Sadie gets a random text and she finds out it is from Jane who had tried to kill her 3 years ago.    It is only a few days to the wedding.  Does she call off the wedding to protect her family and friends from getting hurt?  Should she stay in hiding again?  You will want to read Wedding Cake to see what happens.

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Jan 272015
 

A Dish Best Served Cold  FINAL COVER

Jacket copy, A Dish Best Served Cold, Rosie Genova

 

The national bestselling author of The Wedding Soup Murder returns to the Jersey Shore where a killer is stirring up trouble during a hurricane…

At the Casa Lido, the end of summer means a party, and hit whodunit writer Victoria “Vic” Rienzi and her family are cooking like crazy for the restaurant’s seventieth anniversary celebration. As they chop onions and garlic, old family friend Pete Petrocelli stops by, saying he knows something that would make for a good mystery novel. Curious, Vic asks Nonna to elaborate on Pete’s claim and learns of a relative who mysteriously disappeared back in Italy…

The night of the party brings a crowd—and a full throttle hurricane. When the storm finally passes, everyone thinks they’re in the clear—until the first casualty is found, and it’s Pete. Remembering his visit, Vic isn’t certain Pete’s death was an accident and decides to dig deeper into his story. What she finds is meatier than Nonna’s sauce…

I think this looks like a good book – I haven’t read any of the series but yesterday I was looking for something new so I think I will take a look at these by Rosie Genova.  Below are the first two books in the series.


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Jan 272015
 

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Jan 262015
 

Here is a good looking new book. There is a giveaway too! $50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash.

devon's choiceDevon’s Choice

Life holds no surprises for Devon Murphy. Her life consists of keeping tabs on her aging Irish father, working part time at a coffee shop, and building her online graphics design business. Devon’s only tricky situation is a shallow relationship with the pampered and affluent Michael Turner, who sees her as just another woman to conquer.

Following his father’s death, Brandon’s only goal is to expand the family business and live life on his own terms. That is, until he walks into the coffee shop one snowy evening and meets the enchanting, red-haired barista behind the counter. But can Devon and Brandon’s attraction for each other be strong enough to help erase their deepest disappointments and renew their faith in God?

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Brandon looked over at her neutral expression. Whatever kind of relationship she had with Michael Turner didn’t seem to be making her happy. At that moment, all he wanted to do was to make her forget all about the jerk.

As if sensing him watching her, Devon turned her head enough to make eye contact with him. The faint, milky glow from the streetlight showed enough of her features for him to see a soft blush warm her cheeks. Under her dark lashes, he watched her sea green eyes glint invitingly as her soft lips turned up at the corners. In that moment, his resolve to keep the date on a friendly level came crashing down.

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Catherine BennettAuthor Catherine Bennett

I grew up in Ohio where I currently live with my husband and our two rescue Labradors. Some of my favorite things include reading, shopping, pepperoni pizza, Hershey bars and hanging out with my two grown sons. I also love dogs; so going to the dog park is cheap entertainment for my husband and I!

Growing up an only child, I had many imaginary friends. I believe this – and a love of books – fueled my desire to write. It was many years later that my dream of becoming a published author came true.

I’m grateful to God for always keeping a story in my heart and hope you are blessed and entertained by my book.

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Jan 232015
 

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Along with my skin being dry my lips are a bit dry. So I use  Carmex® Lip Balm, something I have been using since I was young. It is nice knowing that a product can be around for so many years. IMG_0896(1) I remember the little jar of Carmex® Lip Balm with the yellow cover that I kept in my purse or pocket.   Carmex® Lip Balm is great to use to protect your lips.  It also soothes and moisturizes your lips.

Why are your lips so vulnerable to the lower temperatures and decreased humidity levels of winter? Your lips do not contain oil glands, so they tend to dry out very easily and become chapped. This creates a vicious cycle. The drier your lips feel, the more apt you are to lick them. Since water evaporates very quickly in low humidity, you lick again and on it goes, unless you intervene. Using the right lip balm can help you develop a defensive strategy to keep your lips looking and feeling soft and supple no matter what season you’re in.

Carmex® Lip Balm now comes in a couple forms along with the classic jar it now comes in tubes and sticks.  They also come in a variety of flavors like cherry, vanilla and strawberry.  It makes it easy to use 24/7.   You should use it anytime you are outside, when you catch a cold and before you go to sleep. This will help keep you lips soft and moisturized.

Today you can find Carmex® Lip Balm nationwide at many local retailers.

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Jan 232015
 

IMG_0963(1)My skin gets so dry during the winter.  You would think here in Portland were we get a lot of rain that wouldn’t happen but it does.  Recently I received some Korres Yoghurt Body Butter.  I love it!  It is so luxurious feeling and has a great fresh scent.  It is a creamy body butter   enriched with shea butter and quince extract to soften, moisturize, and rejuvenate the skin. Sunflower, almond, and avocado oils nourish, thus helping to improve elasticity and smoothness.

I like that it is nice and thick and when I use it my skin feels very soft. I found that it is best to use right out of the shower when my skin is warm.  My skin soaks up the cream and leaves my skin smoother and softer.  Its great to use all over – but I pay special attention to my elbows, knees, heels and feet.

It is also available in seven fabulous scents, Korres Body Butter deeply moisturizes and can be used all over the body. You can get it in the following scents; Basil Lemon, Fig, Japanese Rose, Jasmine, Yoghurt, Vanilla Guava and Guava.  Korres Body Butters can be found on the link below from Amazon.com or nationwide at Sephora stores.


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“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”