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July Monthly News

Welcome to the July edition of Monthly News!!
To my Canadian readers, I hope you had a wonderful Canada day!
To my American readers, I hope you had a fantastic Independence day!
Only one month of summer and family fun left. Any plans????


BOOKS:
1. How My Summer Went Up In Flames - Jennifer Salvato Doktorski (recommend)
2. Ghost Light - E.J Stevens (recommend)
3. Bekka of Thorns - Steve Shilstone
4. Dirty Little Secrets - Jennifer Echols
5. On My Knees - Periel Aschenbrand (HIGHLY recommend)
6. What The Spell - Brittany Geragotelis (recommend)
7. OCD Love Story - Corey Ann Haydu (recommend)
8. Off The Clock - Kenzie Michaels (recommend)
9. Poison Princess - Kresley Cole (recommend)



PRODUCTS:
1. IndieFlix Streaming Movies (recommend)



MOVIES:
1. Safe Haven (recommend)
2. A Good Day To Die Hard (recommend)



Yearly Total: 72 Books, 14 Products, 14 Movies, 4 CD's



Book of the Month:




Book of the Year:


GENRE COUNT: Non-Fiction 16         Fiction 54              Novella 4              Young Adul…

#72: Poison Princess - Kresley Cole

She could save the world—or destroy it.

Sixteen year old Evangeline “Evie” Greene leads a charmed life—until she begins experiencing horrifying hallucinations. When an apocalyptic event decimates her Louisiana hometown, killing everyone she loves, Evie realizes her hallucinations were actually visions of the future—and they’re still happening. Fighting for her life and desperate for answers, she must turn to her wrong-side-of-the-bayou classmate: Jack Deveaux.

But she can’t do either alone.

With his mile-long rap sheet, wicked grin, and bad attitude, Jack is like no boy Evie has ever known. Even though he once scorned her and everything she represented, he agrees to protect Evie on her quest. She knows she can’t totally trust Jack. If he ever cast that wicked grin her way, could she possibly resist him?

Who can Evie trust?

As Jack and Evie race to find the source of her visions, they meet others who have gotten the same call. An ancient prophesy is being played out, and Evie is not the onl…

Stop Distracted Driving!

This post brought to you by Insurance Hunter. All opinions are 100% mine.
Are you guilty of texting or uing your G.P.S. while driving? If you said yes, this post is for you.
You may think checking your phone or using your G.P.S. while driving is not a big deal. You're a multi-tasker, you say. But distracted driving is an issue that happens too often and should not be taken lightly. Studies show that 8 out of 10 accidents are due to distracted driving. By those stats alone, this shows this really has to stop. To know that this can all be prevented if drivers remain focused on the road and not their phones, should be enough to end it. You wouldn't want you or a loved one to become a statistic, would you?
It's time to put away those phones while driving. Keep your eyes on the road when you are behind the wheel, it could save a life, maybe even your own.
Stop Distracted Drivers
This is an instance when I am glad I no longer drive. I am sure I would be guilty of distracted dri…

Blasting About: King of Bad (With Giveaway)

King of Bad
 Jeff Mean would rather set fires than follow rules or observe curfew. He wears his bad boy image like a favorite old hoodie; that is until he learns he has superpowers and is recruited by Super Villain Academy – where you learn to be good at being bad. In a school where one kid can evaporate all the water from your body and the girl you hang around with can perform psychic sex in your head, bad takes on a whole new meaning. Jeff wonders if he’s bad enough for SVA. He may never find out. Classmates vilify him when he develops good manners. Then he’s kidnapped by those closest to him and left to wonder who is good and who is bad. His rescue is the climactic episode that balances good and evil in the super world. The catalyst – the girl he’s crushing on. A girlfriend and balancing the Supers is good, right? Or is it…bad?  

Amazon * Barnes & Noble Goodreads * Whiskey Creek Press

Author Kai Stand
 When the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the …

A Good Day To Die Hard

John McClane goes global. For the first time, the New York City cop finds himself on an international stage as a fish out of water in Moscow. The film introduces McClane's estranged son Jack, an apple that hasn't fallen far from the tree, and who may even be more of a hard-ass than his father. John and Jack must put aside their personal and professional differences, and work together to keep each other alive and stop the Moscow underworld from controlling nuclear weapons.


Rated R
98 minutes

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Review: 
I sat down expecting a kick-ass action movie and that is exactly what I got!
Tons of WOW moments, so many wicked cool action scenes, lots of things getting blown to bits, groovy rides and graphic deaths.
I LOVE this Die Hard movie!
It fits perfect to this series. It's not as good as the first, but really they never are, still it's amazing in its' own right.
The hubby agrees. He says he loved that it was steady action.
Works for me. I bet it's wo…

Teaser Tuesdays

Two hours later, almost all of the members of the village are sitting around the fire pit, scarfing down Rika's stew for lunch. Veidman has returned from administering the truth serum to David. I was hoping that David would join us, but there's no sign of him.

#71: Off The Clock - Kenzie Michaels (Giveaway Info)Tour schedule

Austin Harmon is intrigued by his quiet, efficient new administrative assistant. Why does she have an obsession with her watch, and what does she do after hours?

Cara has put her social life on hold while caring for her elderly mother. But after her boss helps her through a crisis, she can't deny their attraction. Romance and Alzheimer's don't mix... or do they?

An Anderson Chronicle Short Story.



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Kindle: 227 KBPrint Length: 42 pagesPublisher: Freya's Bower (May 29, 2013)ASIN: B00D3D3AQW

Kenzie Michaels resides in the Midwest with her husband, three children, and various household pets. She is the 'wild child' of author Molly Daniels. They cohabitate nicely inside the brain of a woman in Indiana who's the mother of three and 'Aunt Molly' to the entire neighborhood. A devout chocoholic, her hubby has learned to watch out when the characters in her head take over and not get too upset when the words are flowing and all concept of time is lost…

#70: OCD Love Story - Corey Ann Haydu

In this raw and relatable romance, Bea learns that some things just can’t be controlled.
When Bea meets Beck, she knows instantly that he’s her kind of crazy. Sweet, strong, kinda-messed-up Beck understands her like no one else can. He makes her feel almost normal. He makes her feel like she could fall in love again.


But despite her feelings for Beck, Bea can’t stop thinking about someone else: a guy who is gorgeous and magnetic…and has no idea Bea even exists. But Bea knows a lot about him. She spends a lot of time watching him. She has a journal full of notes. Some might even say she’s obsessed.


Bea tells herself she’s got it all under control. But this isn’t a choice, it’s a compulsion. The truth is, she’s breaking down…and she might end up breaking her own heart.

Kindle: 896 KBPrint Length: 353 pagesPublisher: Simon Pulse (July 23, 2013)ASIN: B009NHR0JAAMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA

Author Bio: Corey Ann Haydu grew up in the Boston area but now lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she drinks …

Quickie Giveaway: Hybrid - Brian O'Grady

Seven years ago, Amanda Flynn returned from a Honduran camp as the sole survivor of a mysterious new virus known as EDH1. Most of its victims die a gruesome, agonizing death. Others become violent savages. But a precious few, like Amanda, survive . . . and change. Amanda escaped from a three-month quarantine because the virus made her different, superior. She can sense things, do things, using only her mind - and these abilities tempt her to test their limits. To harm. Even, though she may resist, to kill. Now, an outbreak of violent deaths in a peaceful Colorado town leads Amanda to suspect that a mutated EDH1 has arrived in America. The virologists she warns want her back, for her immunity may be the only key to its defeat. But no lab can hold her. Not while she wields the power. And now there is another. A man of menace: tall, amoral, relentless. His mission is nothing less than the end of human society - and the birth of a new order forged of his own will. He has the power, too. A…

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Safe Haven

A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.

Based on a novel by Nicholas Sparks.


Rated PG 13
115 mins.
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Review:
I couldn't get the hubby to watch this movie no matter how hard I tried. So alone I sat.
I soon realized it would be his loss. It was sweet like sugar and I liked it a lot. It has this bit of intrigue also because of the mystery going on. I liked that it wasn't just a lovey-dovey romance.
Being a woman who was once in an abusive relationship, at times the movie took me to places I wasn't sure I wanted to go to, but it didn't kill it for me or make me want to shut it off. On the contrary. I found myself immersed even more.
Now, honestly, it wasn't as good as The Notebook, but it was still decent.
Bring tissues for the end.... all I am saying on that.


3/5

The Friday 56

Welcome to Week 136!



Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader  *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.




Ford pulled out his cell phone and dialed 9-1-1. "Fool's Gold 9-1-1. What is your emergency?" "There's an unconscious man on the ground. Send an ambulance." "Wh-?" Leonard started to speak, but that was all he got out before Ford hit him and he crashed to the ground.

J Is For Jalapeno

Jack-o-lanterns.
Hmmmppppffffhhhh!
Still pumpkins to me.
Come to think of it, I don't know a single person who uses Jack-o-lanterns.
So obviously that won't be what I talk about. I don't do carved up pumpkins anymore anyways. My kids are too old to enjoy it, so why bother? I live vicariously through others.
This time I want to show you something I have to have. Can't live without it, so I grow my own.
Jalapeno peppers.
I love spicy food, and specifically cooking with hot peppers. The store closest to me doesn't always have a decent selection of hot peppers, so I decided to tackle growing them myself.
I have a bit of a green thumb and figured it wouldn't be too hard. (Keep in mind I have no yard to garden in, only my jungle that used to be a living room.)
I was right too!
They are easy to grow, and I have yielded enough to pass around to my friends as well. Though not too many, I don't ever want to be without.
The only other food resource I grow is parsley.…

Giveaway: The Widows of Braxton County - Jess McConkey

Family secrets can bind and destroy Kate is ready to put her nomadic, city-dwelling past behind her when she marries Joe Krause and moves with him to the Iowa farm that has been in his family for more than 140 years. But life on the farm isn't quite as idyllic as she'd hoped. It's filled with chores, judgmental neighbors, and her mother-in-law, who—unbeknownst to Kate until after the wedding—will be living with them. As Kate struggles to find her place in the small farming community, she begins to realize that her husband and his family are not who she thought they were. According to town gossip, the Krause family harbors a long-kept secret about a mysterious death that haunts Kate as a dangerous, unexplainable chain of events begins.



Paperback: 384 pagesPublisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (July 23, 2013)ISBN: 9780062188267AMAZON US    |    AMAZON CA


Author Bio: Jess McConkey(aka Shirley Damsgaard) is an award-winning writer of short fiction, the Abby and …

Blasting About: A Wicked Kind of Dark (With Giveaway)

Author Jonathan K. Benton

Jonathan Benton always wanted to write books, having won first place in a short story competition when he was ten. Inspired by writes such as Ray Bradbury and Stephen King, Jonathan first discovered the crossover genre of literary/fantasy while reading Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes.
Jonathan grew up in New Zealand, dreaming of travelling to London and finally making the pilgrimage in his mid-twenties. Returning from England, he settled in Australia, the country he now calls home, and decided to take his writing seriously.

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A Wicked Kind of Dark
Robert Duncan no longer believes in magic. A mysterious call about a blood moon, however, leads him back to the magical world of his childhood and to Luthien, the beautiful girl with flame-coloured hair, who he loved and lost.

As Robert unravels the secrets of his childhood, darkness enters his life and an ancient evil awakens. To have any chance of defeating the dark forces that …

One Kings Lane Gardening Tips

Outdoor entertaining is one of the great joys of spring and summer. Until, of course, the bugs invade. In place of spray and pesticides, try a cluster of mosquito-repelling potted plants. Grouped together near a seating area on your deck or patio, they make a pretty and lush addition to your outdoor landscape while also protecting you and your guests. Check out One Kings Lane's articleEasy Update: Mosquito-Repelling Potagerie for more information about how a trio of lush potted plants will have you saying good-bye to bug spray.

#69: What The Spell - Brittany Geragotelis

A teenage witch juggles popularity and romance while keeping her powers a secret in this spellbinding debut.
Almost-sixteen-year-old Brooklyn feels invisible, but she desperately wants to be pretty, to be popular, to be adored by a cute guy. Luckily for her, she’s a witch about to come of age—so she’s only a few spells away from making it all happen.


On her milestone birthday, Brooklyn’s conservative parents finally unbind her powers, which include the ability to magically match couples with a love spell. Brooklyn uses her special skills to get a makeover, new friends, and the attention of her crush, Asher. But the popular clique Brooklyn wants to infiltrate puts her in the same precarious position as her Salem ancestors: If she’s found out, she could be vilified—and lose Asher in the process. Can she make the most of her magic, or will she be luckless and loveless? Be careful what you witch for!
Kindle: 1476 KBPrint Length: 338 pagesPublisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Reade…

Iams SO GOOD! Doggy Jam Event Video

Hi guys!
Do you remember my post from May, Iams SO GOOD! Doggy Jam Giveaway and Video?
Well, now I am back to share with you what happened at the event. The event was a huge success and had quite a turnout!

Here is a video of the event that showcases the real love between pets and their owners, as well as some cute highlights from the event.



This was Canada's first ever event for dogs and their owners. It was held at Echo Beach in Toronto.
The Iams SO GOOD! Doggie Jam was created for everyone in the family, but especially for your canine companions. As you see above, a 43-piece orchestra played a line-up of "dog" inspired music such as, "Hound Dog" and "Who Let The Dogs Out".

What a great way to celebrate the bond between people and pets. Will you attend the next one with your furry friend?


#Giveaway: The Butterfly Sister - Amy Gail Hansen

The Butterfly Sister is a moving Gothic tale that intertwines mystery, madness, betrayal, love, and literature—a fragile young woman must silence the ghosts of her past. Ten months after dropping out of all-girl Tarble College, Ruby Rousseau is still haunted by the memories of her senior year, a time marred by an affair with her English professor and a deep depression that caused her to question her sanity. When a mysterious suitcase arrives bearing Ruby's name and address, she tries to return it to its rightful owner, Beth—a dorm-mate at Tarble—only to learn that Beth disappeared two days earlier. With clues found in the luggage, including a tattered copy of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One's Own, which Ruby believes instigated her madness, she sets out to uncover the truth.

Paperback: 320 pagesPublisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Original edition (August 6, 2013)Sold by: HarperCollins PublishersISBN: 9780062234629AMAZON US AMAZON CA


I LOVED IT. It is the perfect beach read—girl…