Monday, January 30, 2017

HEA Book Tours Presents: Pinky. Promise by HJ Bellus

Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus and Riddick by Kathy Coopmans are .99c for a very limited time!

Pinky Promise by HJ Bellus
From the USA Today and AMAZON best seller, HJ Bellus, comes a sexy standalone romance: Pinky Promise. 

Baylor Jones and Stayton (State) Blake
Two lost souls raised on the streets. Young children vowing to always protect each other. He was only nine but he was her protector and best friend for years.

Even when thrown in foster care he took care of her always like a king to his queen. A silent pinky promise shared between, it was their secret protection to one another.

Then one morning he was gone. Leaving Baylor on her own to battle the streets and more importantly life in the Kings all by herself.

“I will love you, even if I never see you again.”


Riddick by Kathy Coopmans
The Saints Book 1
From USA Today Best Selling Author comes book one in a series of Standalones

She told me Heaven would knock on my door one day.
That I would be swept away from the hell I lived in.
She was right about one thing and so wrong about the other.
Heaven came in the form of an angel just like she said.
An angel.
And then.
My life became hell.
She disappeared. Vanished.
I left. Went to war. Killed. All for her.
Every face was the man who took her.
Every dream filled with her.
For twelve years I existed in hell. Breathed in the fires from down below.
Until her, the woman on the beach outside of my home.
It couldn't be my Cora, my angel, my heaven on earth.
She was dead.
Wasn't she?


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Friday, January 27, 2017

Review: Bridged by Kendra Elliot

Title: Bridged
Author: Kendra Elliot
Source: Amazon

After a congressman’s tortured body is found dangling from a Portland bridge, the FBI joins the Oregon State Police to investigate the case—and FBI Special Agent Ava McLane, still recovering from a bullet wound, hunts the twisted killer alongside the man who captured her heart, police detective Mason Callahan.
But once a third body appears and all evidence points to a serial killer, the public furiously clamors for answers—and the couple’s relationship grows fractured under the pressure. Ava and Mason search in the past for clues that predict the future. And when Ava’s mentally ill twin spins out of control, the FBI agent who battles monsters every day wonders if she shares her sister’s self-destructive streak.
In the latest thrilling romantic suspense novel from award-winning author Kendra Elliot, the past and the present violently collide…and the fallout can be deadly.

What another excellent book! I read this one in just a few hours, I really couldn't put it down. This mystery series keeps you turning the pages wanting more. And the dynamic of the two main characters really makes you believe their story.

I love how each of their paths intertwine and how they make the job work in their favor. They don't let obstacles pull them down which is great.

I can't wait to read book three and I hope it is just as great!

Another easy 5 star!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Review: Vanished by Kendra Elliot

Title: Vanished
Author: Kendra Elliot
Source: Amazon


When eleven-year-old Henley Fairbanks is abducted on her way to school, the FBI doesn’t waste a moment, sending agents to scour the area and embedding Special Agent Ava McLane with the distraught family. In the eye of the storm is local detective Mason Callahan, who also happens to be related to Henley. To make matters worse for Mason, the kidnapping comes on the heels of the murder of his longtime confidential informant, and he’s been sidelined from the investigation. Now both he and Agent McLane are holed up in the Fairbanks’ home, along with Callahan’s ex-wife, Robin. Every second counts in a kidnapping case, and the stakes keep rising the longer Henley stays missing. As Ava and Mason struggle to hold the Fairbanks family together in their darkest hour, the two investigators find themselves more and more drawn to each other.


Wow ... what a mystery! This was a fantastic book that took me a day to get through. It's been a while since I sat down and just pushed through a good story. I instantly downloaded book 2 once it was finished and started it right away.

This mystery was laced with misdirection and tosses and turns that you just didn't quite see coming. I had an idea but I didn't know until 3/4 of the way through the book what was going to happen.

It was a def must read if you like mystery. 

This author's characters and writing style reminds me of Tami Hoag and Kay Hooper which are two of my fav authors so that means this author will probably find a new loyal fan in me.

5 stars hands down, great read!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Review: Party Girl by Rachel Hollis

Title: PArty Girl ( The Girl Series Book 1)
Author: Rachel Hollis
Source: Amazon


Landon Brinkley’s dreams are all coming true. She’s landed an internship with the fabulous Selah Smith, event planner for the Hollywood elite, taking her from small-town Texas to the bright lights of LA. Landon soon finds herself in a world in which spending a million dollars on an event—even a child’s birthday party—is de rigueur and the whims of celebrity clients are life-and-death matters. At first, the thrill of working on A-list parties and celebrity weddings is enough to get Landon through the seventy-five-hour workweeks and endless abuse at the hands of her mercurial boss. But when the reality of the business reveals itself, she’s forced to make a choice: do whatever it takes to get ahead, or stay true to herself.

Drawing on the author’s real-life experiences as an event planner to the stars, Party Girl takes readers on an adventure among Hollywood’s most beautiful—and most outrageous—people, revealing the ugly side of Hollywood’s prettiest parties.


What a fun book! I really enjoyed reading this first book of a series and I can't wait to start book two. 

The usual HEA up lifting cheerful books aren't usually ones I would say I 'just can't stop reading' but this one really had me enthralled in the story. I truly enjoyed it.

I am curious as to what happens in the rest of the series. I really hope that the three girls that were the focus of this story are all in the next books. Guess I'll wait and see ...

This is a solid 4 Star book in my opinion ... really just delightful.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Ramblings of Confusion on the Current Politics....

I am really having a hard time right now with the political world in America.  I almost feel out of place or that maybe my belief’s don’t belong. I don’t like this feeling and I don’t understand why I am feeling it. Be warned this is a very random post with a lot of opinions of my own … but it is my blog so that’s okay ….

Throughout the past weeks I’ve been reading post after post that men and women have put in their newsfeed on Facebook or put out a Tweet about. A lot of really well written articles explaining all the ‘bad’ things that are happening to women in America.

Quite honestly, it is my opinion, none of that applies to me. I fully understand my up bringing was my own and not everyone was given the opportunities that I have had in my life, but from where I am sitting in life, this just doesn’t apply to me.

Growing up I came from a very unique situation. Well unique in some ways typical in others. My parents divorced when I was 7 and I used to think this was an absolute horrible thing. But really it is what was best, my parents are better parents separate than together. But it also gave me two very different outlooks on life.

My mother’s household  always had less money than my father’s. The gifts were always more expensive  at my dad’s the parties bigger and more dazzling, everything was polar opposites. As a child I understood that my dad came from an upper class life style and my mom was a single mother struggling to take care of her kids.

I never wanted things I didn’t get. My parents made sure I always had anything I asked for. I had clothing, I had toys, I had computers. My dad paid for a great college education, braces, medical care, you name it my dad gave it to me. But I watched my mother struggle at times. We moved from Kansas to Texas just so we could be closer to my dad. My mother gave up her life as a musician so her kids could be with their dad.

And as a result of that, I feel very blessed to have had the opportunities my dad has given me to succeed in life. My mother gave me the ability to question life and my dad gave me the ability to conquer it.

Now all that being said … Women’s Rights. Obviously I am for women having the same civil liberties as men, I am for every human have the same rights. What I am not for is supporting ANYONE who isn’t willing to get out there and help themselves.

I know that I can only pull for situations that I have lived through because that is what I know. And I fully realize one industry is different from another. But in my 11 years of working in the professional world here is what I have seen.

For 2 years my MALE boss tried to promote me (2007-2009) at United Rentals but the FEMALE RVP didn’t allow it. For whatever reason. Doesn’t matter that the MALE manager and the MALE district manager approved of the promotion it was the FEMALE executive that wouldn’t approve of it.

When I came back to United Rentals after leaving for 3 years the MALE boss brought me back to the company at an extremely competitive wage. I never once have felt like my MALE counterparts in the industry make more money than I do. And honestly the men that I have worked with and the women I have worked with, their wages have been a representation of equality at this company. In my opinion. Gender was never an issue.

When I was at Best Buy in 2006 I made the exact same hourly rate as the MALE supervisors. We all came in at equal rates.

Going to college, honestly, I feel like I had an advantage over my guy friends. I made a majority of better grades then they did, I had a lot more opportunities for internships, I did a lot of extra stuff outside of the general college class level work. But the reason I had all of these extras is because I worked my ass off. I busted my butt and studied and applied myself and worked harder than most people I knew to get what I wanted. The guys in the Poli Sci classes that didn’t get offered the internship with the Congressman (like I did) because they didn’t apply themselves.

Now at the same time … I have felt objectified and put down because I am a woman from men. But I have felt just as much shaming from women. There are so many ladies out there up in arms about President Trump’s comments on women. But for the majority of people you have to understand that woman are just as vile. Think about it … we judge men constantly. How many muscles do they have, how big is their ‘package’, what does their bank account look like, how thick is their hair, etc… We go to strip clubs, we drink and ogle and touch men, we are JUST as dirty towards the other sex.

And more importantly we are more harsh on fellow women! We say “did you see what she was wearing?” Or “Can you believe she is dating HIM” or “Can you believe her hair looks like that?” I cannot tell you how many times growing up I was made fun of for being ‘fat’. It has taking me damn near 28 years to be OKAY with who I am. And it wasn’t because of MEN it was because of WOMEN!!

In high school it was the GIRLS who teased me, it was the GIRLS who made me want to hurt myself, it was the GIRLS who sent me home crying, IT WAS THE GIRLS!

Not the boys ….

Women’s rights is great, and I really believe we deserve the same rights as everyone else. But I am sorry … I just don’t think a march is going to give us what we need. I think that has to start with ourselves. Being in America we have so many more opportunities than other countries have. But we don’t take advantage of it.

WE have to care about ourselves …. WE have to believe!

There are these articles that say women aren’t equal because we have to worry about being raped or beaten. What about the men who are victims of abuse but can’t report it out of the feeling of being shamed. Because a man should be able to defend himself from a woman.

Or what about the thousands upon thousands of mothers who hurt and beat their children? WOMEN CAN BE JUST AS VILE AND MEAN AND HORRIBLE AS MEN!

If any of you knew the things my children’s birth mother has done you would understand WOMEN ARE JUST AS BAD AS MEN!!!!

This is really what I just don’t understand …. To me, the Women’s March, the Black Lives Matter, the LBGT community, EVERYONE … EVERYONE’S RIGHTS MATTER. It is NO ONES job or right to infringe on anyone.

I just don’t understand it …. And what I really don’t understand is what you think President Trump is going to do to take away your rights…. Now with the exception of LBGT marriage I can see that being an issue. But I know he has said the Supreme Court’s ruled on that and he was where he was leaving it. But still … that issue aside … I really just don’t get it.

And I know this is just my opinion and I know a LOT of people are going to disagree and that’s fine, that’s your right. I’m not trying to make an argument or cause drama or anything rash … but I just don’t understand why people are acting like because I am a Republican Woman who voted for Trump and supports a Pro-Life stance … that I’m a horrible person.

I hate this political atmosphere and I just wish that I could raise my kids in a happier of times. But what I know beyond a shadow of a doubt … I am going to raise my daughter to be proud to be a woman, proud to be a unique individual and proud to have come from nothing and make something of herself. Because I know she will. Just like I am going to raise my special needs son. No different because they are the same to me. Just my kids who need to be proud of themselves, no matter who they are.

And that is what I think would help America and the world … PARENTS doing their job, raising their kids with pride, respect, honor and integrity … instead of entitlement, greed, anger and hate.

Review: HEA Book Tours Presents: Confessions of a Nerdoholic by Savannah Blevins

Title: Confessions of a Nerdoholic
Author: Savannah Blevins
Source: I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review
Purchase it on Amazon


Eloise Duncan has a type. Skinny jeans and black rimmed glasses. She’s a nerdoholic, and she isn’t ashamed… Eloise isn’t the party all night, keg stand kind of college girl. She works part-time at the Sugar Cube bakery, and keeps her nose in a book. Even with her above par study habits, she still manages to have a failing anatomy grade at mid-term. To cheer herself up, she stops by the library a few hours a week to check out Oliver Edwards, the guy of her dreams who doesn’t realize she exists. At least, not yet. Eloise has a plan. No guy, even nerds, can resist a good cupcake, and Eloise makes the best cupcakes on earth… She leaves one of her famous strawberry cheesecake cupcakes on top of Oliver’s chemistry book. It’s enough to brighten her mood, but not enough to bring her grade up. When she accidentally hits Oliver in the crotch with her anatomy book, it turns out Oliver isn’t just hot, he’s also nice and forgiving. He offers to tutor Eloise in exchange for an endless supply of sugary treats. It’s a daydream come true, but if Eloise doesn’t pass anatomy, her father will jerk her out of school… Her father never wanted her to go to Maryland. He wants her back on the west coast, following in his footsteps at Pepperdine. He’ll use her bad grade to bring her home. Will Eloise be able to tame her nerd lust long enough to make the grade she needs to pass her class, or will she have to leave her new love behind in… Confessions of a Nerdoholic?


This was a fast paced enjoyable book. It was one of those HEA books that you knew how it was going to end but the adventure getting to that end made you smile.

It was a quick read, the characters make you smile and even laugh a time or two.

The author has a flow about her writing style that was easy to get into and it really helped move the story along when she would add the dynamics of the 3 friends.

The events that took place were a little far fetched but it is fiction so that's allowed.

Overall this was a 4 Star book, easy enjoyable and fun. I would read more by this author if given the opportunity.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Review:Hurricane in Paradise by Deborah Brown

Title: Hurricane in Paradise
Author: Deborah Brown
Source: Amazon


Set against the steamy backdrop of Tarpon Cove's sun-kissed, tropical waters, sexy sleuths and best friends Madison and Fab are at it again dealing with the occasional dead body. Hidden just below the surface of the small town lies an underworld, one steeped in deceit, corruption, and deadly secrets. 

It's only a matter of time before Madison and Fab find themselves on a collision course with the police, who consider them likely suspects in a murder.Ride along on their adventures when the duo realizes that a family member is missing and pull themselves away from all jobs to track him down. Theories: walked away, freak accident, kidnapped? If so, then why no ransom demand?

Hurricane in Paradise is book ten in the thrilling and humorous provocative Paradise series, which finds the two waist-deep in mystery and romance. It is a smart, adventurous read that delivers heart-thumping, non-stop action. Join Madison and Fab as they solve the most twisted of cases, through unconventional - and highly entertaining - measures... sometimes in flip-flops.


As always this series is one of my fav's and it certainly didn't change with book ten. I love these characters and I am anxiously awaiting the day when we get to see Madison walk down the isle with her man. PLEASE be book 11!!!

The story this time around I felt took a different twist because it seemed like the drama was more personal. However it can be argued that it is always personal with Madison.

I loved this ending most of all I think. And after 10 books some author's need to retire the series ... with Deborah Brown that is the exact opposite of what needs to happen. She needs to write us MORE Paradise books!

5 Stars as always for Hurricane in Paradise. By Deborah Brown

HEA Book Tours Presents: Dirty by Scott Hildreth

DIRTY by Scott Hildreth
Biker MC Romance #3
Lex Monsters come in all shapes and sizes.

Mine came in the form of four Calle 18 members, southern California’s most ruthless drug gang.

They kidnapped me, locked me in a room, and ripped the life from my very soul. The things that happened to me were unimaginable, even in my most vile of nightmares.

Then, one night he opened the door.

His name is Cholo and he slays monsters.

Cholo Monsters come in all shapes and sizes.

Mine came in the form of fearing failure. So, I made sure everything I did, I did better than any other man. The only thing I didn't do well? Commit to a woman.

The son of a Hispanic mother and an Irish father, I grew up known as a ‘half breed’. The Hispanics saw me as white and the white’s called me a Beaner. Soon, I found a place where I fit in, and fit in well.

With the Filthy Fuckers MC.

I had no idea that one night I'd stumble upon a room filled with kidnapped women, or that one of them would steal my heart.

She did, though. Her name is Lex and she saved me from my monsters.



A multi-genre author who pushes boundaries even when he’s asked not to.

Born in San Diego California, Scott now calls Naples, Florida home. Residing in Florida with his wife, Jessica, and six children, he somehow finds twelve hours a day to work on his writing. A hybrid author who has published more than two-dozen romance and erotica novels, his three book series through Harlequin is due to start release with the first book in summer 2016.

Scott has spent his entire life pushing boundaries, and his writing is no exception. Addicted to riding his Harley-Davidson, tattoos, and drinking coffee, he can generally be found in a tattoo shop, on his Harley, or in a local coffee house when not writing.

Loyal to the fans and faithful followers who allowed him to make writing a full-time career, Scott communicates with his followers on Facebook almost daily. He encourages his readers to follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Enchanted Book Promotions Presents: After The Fall by Carissa Lusk

About The Book
Title: After The Fall
Author: Carissa Lusk
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Amity cries out into the darkness that surrounds her, hoping for a solitary voice to provide direction; she hears two.

She has an epic love for Alexander, yet the loneliness brought on by the miles that separate them can only be curbed by the cryptic affection of Marcus Riley. Amity can’t understand the strange familiarity she finds in the wild blue of Marcus’s eyes, but she will soon learn his secret.

Plagued with dreams and memories of lives beyond her own, a tragic fate will emerge from the ashes of a love scorned. Eventually, she will discover the dark truth that will leave her running for her life, and she will learn who sacrificed everything to save it.

Author Bio
Carissa Lusk grew up in a small town in West Virginia and never moved far from home. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Concord College. She credits her love of reading and writing to Kate Chopin, Emily Bronte, and her mom. After the Fall is Carissa's debut novel. 

Author interviews can be found at


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Review: Inferno by Dan Brown

Title: Inferno

Author: Dan Brown
Source: Amazon
#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLERHarvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri's The Inferno Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this sumptuously entertaining thriller.


My initial reasoning for reading this book was the fact that I went and saw the movie. I really enjoyed the movie and I had read the other Dan Brown books and thought I should read this one too. At this point before picking up this book Angels and Demons was my favorite. I really really loved it. Do I think this book was as good as that one? It came close. But this book was so much better than the movie.
I really love Tom Hanks in his roles and before I read the book I thought the movie was quite good. But the details that are missed or changed in the movie from the book really take away from Dan Brown's story in my opinion.
The book's detail was fantastic, seriously great. Loved that I could put myself in the shoes of each character and feel their pain and suffering.
In the movie the twist that happened felt sudden and kind of abrupt ... in the book the twist, even though you know it is coming because of the movie it is still overpowering. I told my husband that the twists in the book I didn't see coming at all, but I was wrong! It was total misdirection and the twist I thought was happening wasn't happening at all. What a great book!
I want to give it a 5 star but the reason I am not is because I am comparing it to Angels and Demons. That book blew me away. And while this came pretty darn close ... it will be my second favorite. So this one is ending with a 4.5 Star rating. But it really was great. However in this book, unlike Angels and Demons after the story was over I did not find myself pondering over what happened in the world long after the story was over. Which is another reason why it is a 4.5 star. A non the less fantastic book that I really did love!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Enchanted Book Promotions Presents: Murder at Midnight

About the Book

Title: Murder at Midnight
Author: John Ukah
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Alex Simpson, an ex-police officer, decides after a bout of typhoid fever to take a break in a serene and therapeutic environment. The last thing he expects is to be called upon to solve a murder at the Kinging Guest Lodge. But that is what happens, when the delectable and vivacious Maria Marshall is found dead in her bedroom at midnight.

The gallery of characters living at the guesthouse and thrown into the mix, do not make his task of solving this chilling and brutal murder any easier …

Author Bio
John Ukah is a seasoned banker and Associate of the Institute of Capital Market Registrars (ACMR). He is a graduate of Business Administration from the University of Benin, where he was listed as University Scholar. He also holds a MastersDegree in Business Administration (MBA). 

Purchase “Murder at Midnight” on Amazon: United StatesUnited KingdomGermany, FranceSpainItalyNetherlandsJapanBrazilCanadaMexicoAustralia, and India

It is also available on SmashwordsKobo, Apple, Barnes & Noble (Nook)Okadabooks, and major online stores. 
Okadabooks is mainly for buyers in Africa. 

Book Excerpts

Have you set the rat poison?” I asked Ayuba, when he was filling my glass with water. And as if on cue, the Power Holding Company of Nigeria struck. We were all enveloped in darkness. 
Do sit still, everyone,” Ayuba cautioned. “I will get the generator working now.” 

I heard him open the main door and go out. Someone was still walking around the dining area, in the dark. There was the harsh scraping sound of a chair moving across the terrazzo floor surface and the person sat down finally.

Ayuba and the generator had a good understanding. They had known each other for years. It purred and came to life. Soon enough, it was roaring like a wounded lion and the lights came back on. I looked around at everyone, they were all at their tables as calm as you please. I wondered which one of them had been moving about in the dark and why.

I was asking you about the rat poison, Ayuba,” I said when he came back. 
It's there on ” began Ayuba pointing to a shelf. But now his mouth was agape in surprise and he couldn’t seem to continue. His hand hung in space, still pointing at the shelf, as if held by a spell.
What is it?” I asked him.
The bottle of rat poison was on that shelf just before the lights went out, but it is no longer there now,” he explained, standing up to see better.
Maybe someone accidentally knocked it over, when it was dark,” I suggested. We left the dining area and searched around the shelf and the bar area, but it was a waste of time.
You’re sure it was here?” I asked.
Yes, I saw it just before the lights went out.” 
That was when Wahimda screamed.
Ah! My tummy!” she shrieked, clutching at her stomach.
What is it?” I asked going over to her. She was already on the floor. 
She kept screaming, “My tummy! My tummy!” 
Tonye almost jumped out of his skin. His eyes grew as wide as saucers. I was also startled by the piercing scream.
Is she in labour?” Tonye asked no one in particular. His head seemed larger than usual. 
Maybe she had an abortion?” he suggested.

Oh,  shut up, Tonye!” I snapped. Then, I went on my knees and tried to calm Wahimda. What was the matter with her?
The hot chocolate! The hot chocolate!” said Wahimda. “Ah! The hot chocolate!” There were beads of perspiration and signs of agony on her face.
The hot chocolate?” repeated Amina incredulously. “How do you mean?” 
But Wahimda groaned louder.
She had better answer right now,” said Tonye, impatiently.
Wahimda,” I called, holding up her head and wiping off some of the perspiration with my handkerchief. “What is the matter?”
The hot chocolate. It tasted funny like insecticide,” she said weakly, her eyes became glazed and she seemed to have difficulty keeping them open. “It tasted funny …” her voice trailed off as if she hadn’t the strength to continue.
Oh, I see now,” said Tonye nodding his head sagely, as if everything was now crystal clear. He grinned at everyone with a moronic smile on his face. He reminded me of a cow having a good time in a grass field.
But was it not normal chocolate?” asked Willie.
It was,” Amina answered, looking bewildered. 
The rat poison!” said Ayuba in a sudden fit of inspiration.
What happened to rat cousin?” asked Tonye with a blank expression on his face. 
The rat poison must have somehow found its way into the chocolate,’ explained a distraught Ayuba.
It is not possible!” said Amina, with an emphatic shake of her head. “The bottle was never near where I made the hot chocolate. It was on that shelf until the lights went off.”
Let’s get this young lady to the hospital,” said John. 

We called for help from the policemen. They assisted in getting Wahimda into one of their police vans.
Please, hurry!” Amina called out, as they went to the nearest hospital.

I wondered what had happened. Had Amina accidentally or deliberately put rat poison in Wahimda’s hot chocolate? But why would she want to hurt her husband’s cousin? Had someone else done so under the cover of darkness? Who moved when the lights went off? Had the young lady deliberately poisoned herself? But she was not the suicidal type! Or was she?

The other guests huddled and were asking themselves questions along similar lines. But where was the bottle of rat poison now? Empty or not, where was it? 

I called out to Tonye, “Help me look around for the bottle of rat poison. Don’t touch it if you see it. Just show it to me.”

We began searching for it. Unfortunately, Tonye was hell-bent on following me around and searching in the very places where I put my hands to search. At a point, we were both under the same table. I had no idea he would try to get under the same table, as I was. We ended up knocking our heads together. Stars exploded before my eyes, as soon as my head struck his rocky head. I was pissed, to say the least. The others asked what we were looking for, when they saw me rubbing my head in pain. I stared at Tonye with deadly intent; he had the nerve to watch me in surprise, as if wondering what the matter was with me! I told them what we were looking for, then tried to get up, forgetting that I was still under the table. This time, when my head struck the table, I saw stars, comets and asteroids colliding and exploding.

Murder At Midnight” is available in all Amazon markets on Kindle. It is also available as an EPUB and iBook on Smashwords,, Okadabooks, Apple, Kobo and all major online stores.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Life Style Changes ... 15 days in

Two weeks into the new life and yes I have changed. You wouldn't think so much could change in such a short time but I am walking around and FEELING the difference!

I am going to try and start taking pictures of myself every weekend to track the progress.

The hardest part for me is finding something new to eat so I am not eating the same ole thing every day. It's fine when you're a kid and you love the same meal for lunch but sometimes as adults we want a variety.

What I think I am going to try this next week is pre making my food today (Sunday). I am thinking of baking 4 chicken breast and then adding a 1/3 cup of rice, peas, carrots and maybe some eggs and mixing it all together in a Tupperware and eating that for lunch. This would be in place of the current lunch I bring.

My current lunch consists of:
2 Slices of gluten free bread
1 teaspoon of organic peanut butter
1 teaspoon of raspberry preservative
1/2 cup carrots
3 tablespoons of organic peanut butter
1 serving of fruit (Grapes, Banana, or Apple)
1 String Cheese
This comes to just under 500 calories for lunch a day

My breakfast is either 1/3 cup of oatmeal or 3 eggs and diced turkey. So calories at breakfast never exceed 250.

I think my problem may be I am not eating enough. When you add in dinner that is never more than 600 calories unless I eat out. But even at Taco Cabana my dish was only 610 calories.

Who knows. Guess we will see once I plateau if maybe I need to up it some.

I am really excited about this new life style choice though. I really do feel a lot better mentally and physically. And seeing the inches shed off of your body and the weight vanish doesn't make this a bad thing at all :)

Here is a pic of me on the 8th and a pic of me on the 15th. I am going to attempt to wear the same outfit in each picture

January 8th 2017
January 8th 2017

January 15th 2017

January 15th 2017