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September Monthly News

Welcome to the September edition of Monthly News!
I was interviewed at Reflections blog. Read it HERE.
I also participated in BBAW. Read the posts below.
Plus Feedburner is now disabled on the blog.

BOOKS:
1. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father - Jessica Brody  (HIGHLY recommend)
2. Missing Rebecca - John Worsley Simpson
3. Complete Language Pack: Italian (recommend)
4. Slide - Jill Hathaway (recommend)
5. Where'd You Go, Bernadette - Maria Semple (recommend)
6. The Slow Cook Book - Heather Whinney (recommend)
7. Mockingjay - Suzanne Colllins (recommend)
8. Fated - Alyson Noel (recommend)
9. Cinderella Ninja Warrior - Maureen McGowan (recommend)
10. Cooking Season by Season (recommend)
11. The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow - Lorin Barber (recommend)
12. The Looneyspoons Collection - Janet & Greta Podleski 
13. The Zombie Always Knocks Twice - E. Van Lowe (recommend)


PRODUCTS:
1. Footminders Orthotics (Review by Vince) 
2. Thickened Seam-free Leggings
3. Distinctive Leop…

#102: The Zombie Always Knocks Twice - E. Van Lowe (With Giveaway)

Hollywood, California, is known for swimming pools,
movie stars…and now the risen dead.
Hollywood can be a difficult place to grow up, especially if you’re Kristine Golden, a fifteen-year-old necromancer with a sworn duty to lay the risen dead back to rest and no desire to be in the movie business.
When handsome deadie Alex Romero swaggers into her life, Kris must keep her promise, despite her growing feelings for him. If that’s not enough to give a girl a headache, a murderous zombie comes knocking at Kris’s door, rocking her world and threatening her family.
Can Kris solve the mystery of the rampaging zombie before someone else winds up dead? Or will the walking dead take over Hollywood and turn it into…Hollyweird?
Kindle: 697 KBPrint Length: 211 pagesPublisher: Imajin Books (August 21, 2012)ASIN: B0090V6TIWAuthor Bio:
E. Van Lowe is an author, television writer, screenwriter, playwright and producer who has worked on such TV shows as The Cosby Show, Even Stevens and …

Romwe: White and Green Striped Knitted Jumper

Romwe was established in the 2009’s Christmas night. Just within half a year, Romwe has changed from a simple vintage specialty shop into a pint-sized platform of high-street fashion. White and green jumper featuring an over-sized shape,round neck with drawstring, bat-wing short sleeves and black and white stripes. 
MY OPINION: I received the jumper in a plastic garment bag with the Romwe logo, and was happy about that. I knew as soon as I pulled it out, it would look great with a pair of jeggings and my tawny brown Peter Pan boots.  I was right! I felt great wearing it on a cool Autumn day. It was just the right amount of fabric for the day. The fabric, even though it's a cotton/polyester blend, was so soft against my skin. The only thing that bothered me was the tag, so I removed it. Sorry. I really loved the drawstring back though. It happened to match my tote bag, that accompanied my outfit to the mall. I felt great in the jumper and highly recommend Romwe as a source for yo…

Dollop Gourmet Ultimate Dude Frosting

Are you a Food Network watcher? Did you watch cupcake wars? Is the name, Dollop, familiar yet? Heather Shaffer from Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations was a winner on that show.

Dollop is in the Rochester, N.Y.  area. It features a cupcake bar that offers you a nearly endless variety of cupcake combinations. They also create cupcakes for special occasions.

They also created their own line of frosting. Made from buttercream, the frosting spread is the perfect accompaniment to any snack food, from apples, pretzels, graham crackers, cupcakes, to bacon. Yeah, bacon!!  Enjoy it anywhere, any time! It's that convenient!! Visit the frosting spread online shop.
Visit the website for more information. Dollop on Facebook Dollop on Twitter

Heather Shaffer is the mastermind behind Dollop Gourmet Cupcake Creations. She is also a blogger, and you can read it at Heather's Cupcakes. She's also sending some tweets on Twitter.







MY OPINION:
I watch the Food Network all the time, so when …

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 93 with me!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. "Ms. Tupper? I'm Detective Nield."
I stand and shake his hand. Mid-fifties, tall, well built. He has a round face and steely blue eyes that remind me of Paul Newman in The Color of Money.

Giveaway: American Dervish - Ayad Akhtar

 Paperback cover Audiobook cover Hayat Shah is a young American in love for the first time. His normal life of school, baseball, and video games had previously been distinguished only by his Pakistani heritage and by the frequent chill between his parents, who fight over things he is too young to understand. Then Mina arrives, and everything changes.
Mina is Hayat's mother's oldest friend from Pakistan. She is independent, beautiful and intelligent, and arrives on the Shah's doorstep when her disastrous marriage in Pakistan disintegrates. Even Hayat's skeptical father can't deny the liveliness and happiness that accompanies Mina into their home. Her deep spirituality brings the family's Muslim faith to life in a way that resonates with Hayat as nothing has before. Studying the Quran by Mina's side and basking in the glow of her attention, he feels an entirely new purpose mingled with a growing infatuation for his teacher.
When Mina meets and be…

#101: The Looneyspoons Collection - Janet & Greta Podleski

Lick your lips and shrink your hips with THE LOONEYSPOONS COLLECTION. Jam-packed with the best of the best Janet & Greta recipes...made even BETTER!  Better carbs. Better fats. More fiber. Less sugar. Less salt. Same great taste that won t go to your waist!
Plus TONS OF NEW, MUST-TRY RECIPES, including Greta s Gluten-Free Miracle Brownies - Chewy, moist, double-chocolate fudge brownies. Honey, I Shrunk My Thighs! - Mouthwatering, honey-garlic baked chicken thighs that will leave everyone begging for more.  Moroccan and Rollin Quinoa Salad - The super-grain becomes super-scrumptious when paired with rockin spice. Pimped-Out Pumpkin Pie Pancakes - One taste and you ll say, Thanks (for) giving me this fabulous recipe! Diabetic? Looking for gluten-free or vegetarian options? Counting points? Cooking for finicky kids? The Looneyspoons Collection makes healthy eating delicious and fun for everyone! A feast for your eyes and your taste buds, TLC is overflowing with gorgeous, full-co…

#100: The Secret Life of Copernicus H. Stringfellow - Lorin Barber

Copernicus H. Stringfellow, a.k.a. Nick, is not your run-of-the-mill genius. His mind is so powerful it can stop a speeding automobile or stem internal bleeding. As Nick goes about quietly doing good, he discovers that his powers are greatly enhanced by the nutrients present in Twinkies. Follow Nick on his amazing adventures in this humorous and exciting action-packed book for all ages.
Paperback: 304 pagesPublisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (March 13, 2012)ISBN: 9781599559292AMAZON US
MY OPINION: 
This is one of the most fun books I have ever had the pleasure of reading.
It had action, mystery, comedy, drama and even romance. I really loved "Nick", his quirks and straight answers always made me laugh. Not everyone enjoys that "dry humor" or sarcasm, but I'm big for it.
Although the above description says it's a book for all ages, I tend to disagree. There is things in it I would not want small ones reading or be read to, such as kidnapping. I don't think …

Teaser Tuesdays

SHOULD BE READING

AMAZON US
"Pssst, Frank." "What the...? What are you doing here?" "Frank, I need to talk to you." "Why?" "I'm concerned for your safety," Nick said. "Huh? You're concerned for me?" Frank asked. "Yeah, Frank. We gotta talk. Sit down." Nick pulled up a wheeled stool for himself and pushed one across the room to Frank.

#99: Cooking Season by Season

Seasonality is now more important than ever for foodies and home cooks and this new book is both an exhaustive recipe resource and an authoritative produce guide. With 1000 recipes organized by season, and "Season's Best" features highlighting which produce tastes amazing right now and how to make the most of it, Cooking Season by Season is an essential resource for being in touch with the flavors of the season.
Features over 750 full colour imagesIncludes Recipe Choosers for each chapter listing all the dishes that can be cooked for each seasonal ingredientHardcover: 496 pagesPublisher:DK ADULT (October 1, 2012)ISBN: 9780756698195AMAZON USAMAZON CA MY OPINION:
When I saw this book, I knew I had to get it. I love knowing what foods are in season and best to be consumed. With my love for cooking, I was eager, and chose two recipes.
 First main course. Of course.
Tomato, Bean and Zucchini Stew I don't eat vegetarian often. I'm a meat chick. Well, you should kno…

Get to Know Author Jen Carter

Hi readers! Today I bring you a special treat. An interview with author, Jen Carter, and we talk about her book, Chasing Paris. So give her a warm welcome. Hi Jen!
Thanks for visiting the blog today. Why don't you tell us about your book.
My book is called Chasing Paris. It’s the story of Amy Winthrow, a young woman who is shocked when her grandmother dies—not because Elizabeth Hathaway’s death is unexpected but because her existence had always been hidden. Ever-inquisitive and prone to letting her imagination get the best of her, Amy embarks upon a journey with an unlikely friend to unravel the mysteries of the elusive Lizzie Hathaway. As she follows the trail of broken dreams and promises of her grandmother’s life, Amy finds herself on a path of accidental self-discovery—a path that she chases all the way to Paris where Lizzie’s story ends and Amy’s begins.
Who or what inspires your writing? Writing is a way to engage our imaginations the way we did as children. It’s such fun…

Author Promo Stop: Sean Cairns

Born in London, but grew up in Cyprus, Germany, Wales and Scotland as an army brat, I was diagnosed with the travel and writing bugs very early in life.
Writing, reading and traveling are pretty much my main passions in life, but I also love outdoor sports too from Rugby and Hiking to Tennis and Boxing.
I'm writing another few books right now, one is about a young man in a dead end job and life who discovers that he has a terminal illness so decides to withdraw all of his savings from the bank and starts doing all the things that he's always wanted to do, but was restricted by the rules and regulations that society feeds into us from birth.
The other book is about my recent four month awesome back packing adventure through Eastern Europe last year, from Estonia to Sarajevo. I'm also looking forward to more traveling and writing adventures in the near future. I also try and treat each day like it were my last as you miss one hundred percent of the shots you don…

#98: Cinderella Ninja Warrior - Maureen McGowan

In this fast-paced story full of adventure and romance, Cinderella is more than just a servant girl waiting for her prince—she's a tough, fearless girl who is capable of taking charge of a dangerous situation. Seeking to escape the clutches of her evil stepmother, Cinderella perfects her ninja skills and magic talents in secret, waiting for the day when she can break free and live happily ever after. In a special twist, readers have the opportunity to make key decisions for Cinderella and decide where she goes next—but no matter the choice; the result is a story unlike any fairy tale you've ever read!

Paperback: 320 pagesPublisher: Silver Dolphin Books; Reprint edition (April 1, 2011)ISBN: 9781607102557AMAZON US
AUTHOR BIO:
Maureen McGowan has long been making up stories. She has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Golden Heart Competition, and in 2008 was a finalist in the Amazon Breakout Novel Awards. Before becoming an author, Maureen held various jobs, incl…

Opal Cover Reveal - USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout

No one is like Daemon Black.
When he set out to prove his feelings for me, he wasn’t fooling around. Doubting him isn’t something I’ll do again, and now that we’ve made it through the rough patches, well... There’s a lot of spontaneous combustion going on.
But even he can’t protect his family from the danger of trying to free those they love.
After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different... And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.
Together we’re stronger... and they know it. Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble Follow this link to an ~~~ EPIC CONTEST ~~~ Annou…

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 92 with me!
Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it) that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Add your (url) post below in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It's that simple. I did mind. I was starving and I'd only made enough for me. But my big sister was home for the first time in two years. I was happy to spend some time with her, even if it meant sharing my tiny dinner. "Mmm, good."


Promo Stop: I've Been Deader - Adam Sifre

Being a zombie is no picnic and it's one hell of a handicap in the romance department when you fall in love with a 'breather': Aleta is a breather with short blonde hair and brown eyes - two of them! - and the whitest smile Fred has ever seen. Every day at a certain time she sits at her window, and every day he stands in the rubble across the street among a crowd of zombies waiting to break through the fence and eat her. 'You are beautiful, like an angel', he thinks, but all he can moan is, “Braaaiiinss." Still, as zombies go, Fred's quite a catch. Underneath all the gangrene and rot, Fred is different. This girl will probably turn out to be yet another dead end, an infatuation, someone whose image he cannot get out of his mind and whose taste he cannot get out of his mouth, but the heart wants what the heart wants. For breathers, it is always only a matter of time, however beautiful they are and whatever the government is assuring people. Which makes Fred sad …

Promo Stop: Death Is A Bitch - Cate Masters (With Excerpt & Giveaway)

Eternity can suck when it’s all work, work, work. Death harvests souls even when they stack up faster than pancakes in an all-you-can-eat-buffet. No wonder she can’t shed the Grim Reaper rep. As the patron angel of death and dying, Azrael works closely with Death but is dying for true intimacy. She’s the only immortal who’s ever aroused such powerful emotions in him. One taste of her leaves him needing her like humans need air and food, but will a demon’s lies leave a bad taste? No one escapes Death – except King Sisyphus. Twice. With the help of Damien the demon, Sisyphus tries again, and she’s determined to have justice. Some say Death’s a bitch, but only when she has to be. But will the price of justice be a broken heart?
Genre: Urban fantasy/dark paranormal Publisher: Decadent Publishing ASIN: B008RQFJEQ Number of pages: 113 Word Count: 43,000 Cover Artist: LFD Designs Decadent Publishing Amazon All Romance Ebooks

Author Bio: Cate Masters loves romance with a dash of magic and mayhem! Multi-…