Jan 192015

71N-8FDUnRL._SL1500_In the past I have tried a few products from SkinPro and have always been happy with the results.  This is a new product called Elite Telomere Night Cream with Juvinity and Snow Algae. I love to try new things and I really have not hear too much about Telomeres until now.  Telomeres are a hot topic in anti-aging these days. This is because telomere length is the real secret to longevity and looking younger. As telomere’s shorten naturally due to age, the aging effect on the skin is naturally compounded. For this reason, cosmetic pharmacists recommend the nightly use of a telomere cream that is scientifically designed to promote a youthful looking appearance.

What I like about Elite Telomere Night Cream is that it is easy to use. You use it at night before bed by applying it to your face and neck.  I found that  a little goes a long way.  My skin soaks up the cream. It does not feel greasy ~ just soft.  I have been using Elite Telomere Night Cream for the last couple weeks and find that my face looks smoother and a bit younger.  I am looking forward to the results after long term use.

If you are looking for a product that helps slow down the signs of aging you can purchase Elite Telomere Night Cream on the link below from Amazon.com.

SkinPro has also offered one of my readers the chance to try Elite Telomere Night Cream with  Juvinity and Snow Algae.  You must be 18+ US.  Leave a comment on why you want to try their new product.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner.  Giveaway ends Feb 3, 2015. Enter daily for more chances to win.

The lucky winner was Carol S.


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Jan 192015

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Jan 192015

How do you like the cover for Hearts on Fire? I like it. I often pick up a book because of how the cover looks. Make sure to enter the giveaway at the end of the post.


This post is part of a virtual book tour revealing the cover of Alison Packard’s newest book Hearts on Fire which will be released on February 3. One randomly drawn commenter via Rafflecopter will receive a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.



Country music star Jessie Grant has it all. An amazing voice, a string of multi-platinum albums, and a sold-out concert tour. But just before her Hearts on Fire tour rolls into Las Vegas, her lead guitarist is badly injured and is unable to play. Desperate to find a replacement before the night of a televised live show, Jessie is forced to accept help from the last person on earth she wants to see again.

Drew Carmichael has earned a well-deserved reputation as one of the best up-and-coming musicians in Nashville, without cashing in on his renowned father’s name. When Jessie’s manager calls and asks him to fill in for her band’s injured guitar player, he agrees to help Jessie out even though she cut him out of her life four months ago.

In Sin City, sparks fly between Jessie and Drew, and it isn’t long before they give in to their mutual attraction. But when the dark past Jessie has successfully hidden for ten years explodes in the media, their tenuous bond is put to the test, and both Jessie and Drew must learn to trust each other if they don’t want their newfound romantic relationship to go up in flames.

Enjoy an excerpt:

Jessie Grant stared at the cheery yellow wall in her dressing room, and fought the overwhelming urge to throw something. Anything. Her agitated gaze fell on the lovely vase of flowers that had been delivered just before the show, and she had to remind herself that violence, especially towards a perfectly innocent bouquet of pink roses and white calla lilies, wouldn’t solve anything.

But then again, it might relieve the tension that was coiled inside of her like a tightly wound spring.

“Calm down.”

“Calm down?” Jessie whirled around and met the exasperated eyes of her manager. “You expect me to calm down when my guitar player, who, unbeknownst to me, was half-wasted during our set, and decided to stage dive into the audience.” She pointed a finger at him. “That broken arm of his isn’t gonna to heal in four days. I need another guitar player, and I need one now.”

“Relax,” Wally Lindell said in a soothing voice. “I’m working on it.”

“How are you working on it?”

She propped her hands on her hips and gave him her best glacial stare. It didn’t faze him. It never did. He’d been her manager since she was fifteen years old, and he knew her better than anyone. So he should have known that she would be totally freaked out about losing her lead guitar player four days before her exclusive gig in Las Vegas, after all, he was the one who had dubbed her a perfectionist.

“I put in a call to Drew.”

Jessie’s already churning stomach lurched wildly. “Drew Carmichael?”

“How many other guitar players named Drew do you know?” Wally shot her a wise-ass grin.

Only one.

“So you talked to him?” she asked, as she moved to the make-up table. She picked up the bottle of water her stylist had left out for her and took a sip. Maybe the simple task would soothe her frayed nerves.

It didn’t even come close.

“What did he say?”

“I left him a message. He hasn’t called me back yet.” Wally shoved his hands into the front pockets of his black jeans and looked her straight in the eyes with an unflinching directness.

She’d seen that look before; the one telling her that while she might be the star, he was the one who’d gotten her there, and before she went off half-cocked, she’d better let him have his say. And of course, she would. She respected Wally far too much not to listen to him.

“He’s the only guitar player we can get on such short notice that knows your set list,” he continued. “I don’t know what happened between the two of you, but whatever it is, you need to put it aside for the sake of this gig, and maybe the rest of the tour.”

“What makes you think something happened?” she asked with feigned nonchalance.

It was best not to let anyone, especially Wally, know how much she cared about Drew.

“Because you two were as thick as thieves last spring, and now it’s like he’s dropped off the face of the earth. Did you have a falling out?”

“No.” Jessie scowled, as she returned the bottle to the table. “We didn’t have a falling out. I’ve been on the road for months now and he…he’s got a life.”

A life that didn’t include her.

About the Author:

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Alison now lives in Southern Nevada where she’s still getting used to the blistering summers and the slot machines in every grocery store.

When not working at the day job that pays the bills, keeps a roof over her head, and supports her book and chocolate habits, Alison spends most of her free time writing. But when she takes a break, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.

Website: http://alisonpackard.com/

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Barnes and Noble Author Page: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/alison-packard

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Jan 192015


Cover_GoneBeforeGoodbyeGone Before Goodbye

by Nora LeDuc


The police are stumped. Was she a runaway careening toward disaster or the victim of a predator preying on teenage girls?

When rebellious seventeen-year-old Lisa Grant vanishes from her New Hampshire home, her guardian, Teagan Raynes, becomes ensnared in the frantic hunt to find her. Search dogs lose the girl’s scent at Pretty Park, where another teenager disappeared three months ago. Law enforcement fears a stalker is using the park to abduct young girls. Desperate, Teagan, reluctantly puts her faith in the lead detective, the notorious Noah Cassidy.

Hot-headed, Noah Cassidy’s reputation and job are on the line. Rumors that he attempted to kill the man found guilty of destroying his family in a boating accident have tainted him. To prove his worth, Noah devotes every minute to the case and realizes he’s up against a cunning adversary. Worse, he finds himself distracted by feelings for the attractive, gutsy Teagan. To erase her doubts about him, he must earn back his reputation and let go of his past. He knows what he has to do. He must bring Lisa home and take down the monster who is hunting the girls of Pretty Park before it’s too late.


In the hallway, Teagan unlocked the door. On the street, a postal truck crawled up the block of New England style houses with sprawling porches, rectangular ranches, and modern Cape Cod homes. She grabbed the envelopes from the mailbox attached to the beige clapboards, stepped inside, and closed the entryway.

She sorted through the ads and bills to the last piece, a large white envelope. The sender used a printed label addressed to her. What was this? She ripped open the flap and pulled out…a holy card?

The picture of Mary Magdalene decorated the front. Someone must have sent a prayer for Lisa? Teagan flipped to the other side and frowned at the words.

Tu sequens morieris

Someone wrote to her in…Latin? Strange. The prick of sweat stabbed the back of her neck. She sat on the sofa and scooped up her phone from the coffee table. As she searched online for a translation, she dug into her memory of high school Spanish to help crack the code. Tu was you and morieris had something to do with death and sequens translated to—

Her breath whooshed out of her. She dropped her cell on the cushion, but the phrase stared up from the screen.

You die next.

AuthorPic_Gone Before GoodbyeAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Nora grew up in rural New Hampshire, picking blueberries in her backyard and wandering the woods with her brothers. Now that she’s older, she still lives in rural New Hampshire and enjoys writing stories. She was first published in 2000 and has written historical romances, contemporary romance, romantic suspense and mystery. She is a co-founder of the New Hampshire Romance Writers chapter, which meets monthly at the Bow Library. Here she enjoys great speakers and the company of fabulous authors.

When not writing, Nora spends time with her family, sews quilts, gardens and takes road trips to anywhere fun.

Visit her website: noraleduc.com, Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/57070.Nora_LeDuc, Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gone-Before-Goodbye-Mystery-6-oh-3-ebook/dp/B00OTWAGHC and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nora.leduc

My Review

I really enjoyed Gone Before Goodbye.  It held my attention to the end.  Lisa Grant lived with her guardian Teagan.  Lisa sneaked out of her room to met her friend at Pretty Park.  When she got to the park it was deserted. Lisa thought she saw someone coming and that it was her boyfriend.  When the person got closer she saw that it wasn’t him and she began to run.  She fell but got up and ran to the edge of the park ~ when she saw a car she flagged the driver down and asked for a ride.  Here is were I our story starts.  You will want to read Gone Before Goodbye and see if they find Lisa and find out what happens with Teagan and Noah.


Nora will be awarding a $30 Starbucks GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found HERE.

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I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.

Jan 162015

resize_3ffb7893e555777768d944b9f8fbba3ee02387a5b189cd83d5ff117bd260e947ce3359b7256256I like to try things I haven’t used in the past.  Recently I received this Konjac Sponge that was infused with French Red Clay.  It is made to be used on your face.  It is a soft sponge that gently exfoliates and cleanses your face. The natural fibers help absorb excess oils, impurities and acne causing bacteria while leaving your face refreshed and radiant. Helps stimulate blood circulation and accelerate skin regeneration, leaving radiant and hydrated skin. Even preps skin to boost the absorption of your favorite serums and creams.

I like the shape of the Konjac Sponge it is easy to hold in your hand and use.  The teardrop shape allows you to reach the area around your eyes with the point.  It is 100% natural, eco-friendly and biodegradeable. The Konjac fiber is grown on the pristine volcanic plains of Jeju Island in South Korea, free from chemicals, pollution and irritants. I like how quickly the sponge hydrates.  I have my Konjac Sponge infused with French Red Clay in the shower and I have been using it each morning. It leaves my face looking soft and smooth.  It is something I never thought to use but something I am adding to my daily routine.

If you would like to purchase your own Konjac Sponge infused with French Red Clay you can do so on the link below from Amazon.com.

“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.”

Jan 162015

cover55721-mediumThe Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

St. Martin’s Press

Pub Date  


In love we find out who we want to be.
In war we find out who we are.

FRANCE, 1939

In the quiet village of Carriveau, Vianne Mauriac says goodbye to her husband, Antoine, as he heads for the Front. She doesn’t believe that the Nazis will invade France… but invade they do, in droves of marching soldiers, in caravans of trucks and tanks, in planes that fill the skies and drop bombs upon the innocent. When a German captain requisitions Vianne’s home, she and her daughter must live with the enemy or lose everything. Without food or money or hope, as danger escalates all around them, she is forced to make one impossible choice after another to keep her family alive.

Vianne’s sister, Isabelle, is a rebellious eighteen-year-old girl, searching for purpose with all the reckless passion of youth. While thousands of Parisians march into the unknown terrors of war, she meets Gäetan, a partisan who believes the French can fight the Nazis from within France, and she falls in love as only the young can… completely. But when he betrays her, Isabelle joins the Resistance and never looks back, risking her life time and again to save others.

With courage, grace and powerful insight, bestselling author Kristin Hannah captures the epic panorama of WWII and illuminates an intimate part of history seldom seen: the women’s war. The Nightingale tells the stories of two sisters, separated by years and experience, by ideals, passion and circumstance, each embarking on her own dangerous path toward survival, love, and freedom in German-occupied, war-torn France–a heartbreakingly beautiful novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the durability of women. It is a novel for everyone, a novel for a lifetime.

About the Author

Kristin Hannah is a New York Times bestselling author. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, and Hawaii. Night Road was a 2011 TV Book Club Summer Read selection.

My Review

I loved Nightingale ~ I could not put it down.  As in all of the books I have read by Kristin Hannah make sure you have tissues ready.
It takes place in France during World War II.  Vianne’s lives in the country with her husband.  He is off to the war to fight for France.  They don’t think that the war will reach France but it does.  The Germans are every where.  One moves into Vianne’s house.
Her  sister Isabelle is living with her and is very outspoken and Vianne is afraid she will get into trouble when she runs away to Paris.  Isabelle reunites with her father and opens the family book store again.  Only she uses the store as a front ~ she is helping the French fight against the Nazis.  What she does is so dangerous that no one thought it could be a woman helping the way she was.
This story is about how two woman survived the awful time during the war with little or no food and danger around every corner.  Both fighting against the Nazis and helping other get through the war.

I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and my responsibility.