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The Lost Heir Book Review + Giveaway

Always a meticulous planner, Darrak Hunter leads a dull life until his dreams become plagued with visions of a peculiar and distant world. Waking up to a brilliant purple sun looming ominously in the sky, Darrak is met by a mysterious violet-eyed sorcerer who whisks him away from the struggling Earth.

Thrown into the clutches of a foreign world where magic is reality and not all is as it seems, Darrak embarks on a journey where he is forced to come to terms with his past and do what he can to shape the future.

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Awakening Book Review + Giveaway

In this 2nd book of the Dragonath Chronicles, Darrak's magical adventure that began in The Lost Heir takes a gripping twist.

With the aid of Andillrian, Ipzaag, Selantia, and Anarra, Darrak continues his fight to save Earth and Dragonath from the destruction of Halla Magic. But after the appearance of a dragon who could change the tide of war in their favor, Darrak learns that not everyone’s oath to protect him was genuine. Deserted by two of his companions and facing a cunning and powerful army, Darrak realizes the enemy forces no longer answer to their former master.

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Quick and Easy Chocolate Chip Mocha Tarts 

Without question, chocolate chips are at the top of most bakers' lists of favorite ingredients!

125 Best Chocolate Chip Recipes features incredibly creative recipes for everything from cakes and pies to breads, puddings, bars, squares and muffins to beverages and sauces.  And it goes without saying that no cookbook on chocolate chips would be complete without cookie ideas.

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Caramel Krisps Recipe | Inspired by Best Of Bridge Holiday Classics

Caramel KrispsSince 1975, the Best of Bridge "Ladies," as their children have named them, have been developing recipes that are easy to understand, written with a sense of humor and guaranteed to work.  Not surprisingly, given their motto - "simple recipes with gourmet results" - over the course of four decades, they have cooked up countless treats that are perfect for sharing with family and friends when it's time for a celebration.

Best of Bridge Holiday Classics: 225 Recipes for Special Occasions focuses on recipes that will meet all of your holiday entertaining needs. 

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Biblical Beauty: Ancient Secrets and Modern Solutions Review + Giveaway

Having grown up with the Bible being a focal part of my lifestyle, I was instantly drawn to the title of this book.  While always having known that I am beautiful in the sight of God and that my inner beauty will always be more important than my outer features, I'd be lying if I said I didn't care how I looked :) 

I think it's important to note that although our personality, demeanor and attitude naturally make all of us beautiful women, there are many places in the Bible where the physical beauty of women are specifically mentioned. 

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Vanishing Ink : A Great New Book for the Whole Family | Kickstarter Campaign

My regular readers know that my daughter is huge into art.  Right now she's studying in the school of Arts & Technology at the University of Texas at Dallas and majoring in video game design.  But what she's learning could take her in any number of directions once she graduates from college, including animation and illustrating.  My eyes are always on the lookout for things she would find interesting and would enjoy and I just recently became aware of the book "Vanishing Ink."

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Jesus Calling | Devotions for Every Day of the Year

Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence is a devotional book with short readings and Bible verses, that encourage and support the Christian in their relationship with Christ.

What makes this devotional book unique is that Sarah Young has written it in the first person form.  For me that struck a chord and made it a lot more personal.

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College Students (and Parents!) There's a Perk to Renting Textbooks


I'm not really sure why or how, but do you notice the older you get the faster time seems to go by?  I still can't believe my daughter is at college! It seems like just the other day we dropped her off; worried about how she would fare.

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S'mores Magic Cookie Bars | Inspired by Dessert Mash-Ups

We've all said it right?  That we have two things that taste SO good that the ultimate dessert would be to mash them up and create one dessert of both... well Dorothy Kern from Crazy For Crust has done it - she's authored a book with all your favorite treats combined together and it's appropriately named Dessert Mash-Ups.

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SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes

Bethenny Frankel is the four-time bestselling author of Skinnydipping, A Place of Yes, Naturally Thin, and The Skinnygirl Dish. She is the creator of the Skinnygirl brand—which extends to cocktails, fitness, and health and focuses on practical solutions for women.

Her newest book, SKINNYGIRL COCKTAILS: 100 Fun & Flirty Guilt-Free Recipes (Touchstone Paperback; October 28, 2014; $15.00) is full of amazingly delicious guilt-free 150-calorie cocktails and recipes for any fun-filled party.

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The Best Of Me Movie Release & ProFlowers Giveaway

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend. Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they've never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today.

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Paleo Ice Cream - 75 Recipes for Rich and Creamy Homemade Scoops and Treats

Cavemen *probably* didn’t eat ice cream. So for those living paleo today, the frozen treat would be something they’d have to give up--until now!

Introducing “Paleo Ice Cream (Ben Hirshberg),” a new cookbook packed with 75 recipes for rich and creamy frozen treats that leave out unwanted dairy, refined sugars and chemical additives.

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Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies

A couple of weeks ago I was sent the book Dark Hope, the first book of the Archangel Prophecies series, by Monica McGurk to read.

Here's the synopsis of the book from the back cover:

For years, Hope Carmichael, survivor of a shocking child abduction, has lived a sheltered existence under the protection of here fanatically religious father.

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Madame Picasso (Book Release) + Giveaway


by Anne Girard
In stores August 26th

In the bestselling tradition of The Paris Wife, Z, and The Aviator’s Wife, Madame Picasso illuminates the untold story of the powerful woman behind one of the most famous men in history.

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Snack Girl to the Rescue! Easy, Delicious Food for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Lisa Cain's book Snack Girl to the Rescue! is part biography, part nutrition guide and part recipe book - making it a good resource to make healthy and delicious food for your family.  You may recognize her name or the "Snack Girl" persona - yes she's that "Snack Girl" from

The book includes 100 recipes under 400 calories that Cain uses herself.  


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