Friday, April 15, 2011

Wild Card book tour & Review~

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Wild card book tour and Review~ Featuring Denise Hunter
Denise lives in Indiana with her husband Kevin and their three sons. In 1996, Denise began her first book, a Christian romance novel, writing while her children napped. Two years later it was published, and she’s been writing ever since. Her books often contain a strong romantic element, and her husband Kevin says he provides all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too!
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Wade’s ranch home needs a woman’s touch. Abigail’s life needs a cowboy’s touch.
Four years ago, rodeo celebrity Wade Ryan gave up his identity to protect his daughter. Now, settled on a ranch in Big Sky Country, he lives in obscurity, his heart guarded by a high, thick fence.
Abigail Jones isn’t sure how she went from big-city columnist to small-town nanny, but her new charge is growing on her, to say nothing of her ruggedly handsome boss. Love blossoms between Abigail and Wade–despite her better judgment. Will the secrets she brought with her to Moose Creek, Montana separate her from the cowboy who finally captured her heart?

Review coming soon!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

BookTours~ABC Glenda Cates

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March Book Tours~ featuring....
Kelly Hashway
Dash has the perfect life until the Super Sweeper 5000 shows up. Sweeper runs all over the house sucking up the leftover food scraps, and he even gets his own room! But Dash won't give up his place as the favorite dog without a fight.
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Author bio:
Kelly Hashway taught middle school language arts for seven years before becoming a full-time mother and writer. She has published over seventy short stories in various children's magazines, anthologies, and educational publications. MAY THE BEST DOG WIN is her first picture book. Her full length middle grade and young adult fiction is represented by Lauren Hammond of ADA Management.

Book Review~ The S.T.A.R. Powered Twins.

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The S.T.A.R Powered Twins
Created and written by: Dorothy A. Lecours
Illustrated by: Chrisann Zaubi
What a neat book.
I was able to learn so many wonderful things from it.
Like to lush negative words down the toilet which I plan
on teaching my son.
As well as how important a gratitude journal is in the
everyday scheme of life.
I think it would make a nice addition to anyone who homeschools.
I like that it is based on the law of attraction.
I know I will be using this book with my son who is 3 in so many ways
as it instills such positive feelings in you once you read it.
I also liked that it has a journal in the back of the book and that you can go
to the website and download the papers you need on a daily basis.
I also like the fact that a portion of the sales goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Meet THE S.T.A.R. POWERED TWINSGrace and Jace are two very special children on a very important mission. Follow along with them on their colorful adventures as they discover the secret of using THE LAW of ATTRACTION to make their dreams come true!

The WORDS you send out are the FEELINGS and DREAMS that come back to you. ELIMINATE the words: NO, DON'T, CAN'T from your child's vocabulary. Empower your child to use the words, I AM to develop positive FEELINGS, THOUGHTS, and ACTIONS OF GRATITUDE.
About The Author~ Dorothy Lecours, the only child of Dorothy and William Goggins, was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and blessed with a mother who was an avid reader. Dorothy's father, William, graced her life with laughter and enormous fun. She treasures sailing at Lake Quassapaug most of all. As Dorothy reflects on the many inspirational steps leading to the creation of S.T.A.R. Powered Twins, she still recalls the fond memories of weekly trips to the Silas Bronson Library where she experienced the joy of reading in her early years.
Dorothy graduated from Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. A love of teaching compelled her to continue exploring the crucial building blocks that make the joys of reading an integral part of every child's life. She received her Master's Degree in Reading from Central Connecticut State University and a sixth Year Degree in Reading from Western Connecticut State University. Dorothy went back to further her education for those children who needed a multi-sensory approach and achieved her 6TH Year+15 Teaching Development Degree, from Trinity College.
Dorothy taught first grade at B.W. Tinker School for thirty-five years in Waterbury, Connecticut. She loved this magnificent opportunity of looking at the world through the eyes of a first grader and holds dear the incredible joy that their infectious enthusiasm brought to her daily life.
Dorothy retired from teaching in 2004 and began taking Law of Attraction courses, which ignited her lifelong passion to write a children's book.

Book Review~ Divine Appointments

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Divine Appointments
Charlene Ann Baumbich
320 Pages
Author of the Dearest Dorothy Baumbich series
This is a heartwarming story that reminds us of what really matters.
As a lady who is fast approaching the BIG 50 I can relate to this book in so many ways and I did.
There was many times when I was reading this book that I thought I would quit as it would get to be boring or I could not relate but every time I started to put it down I would run into a part that I just had to finish as it kept me on my toes.
This book well make you laugh, sigh and cry.
It is got a lot of things going on in it that you would not expect.
So I would like to recommend this book to anyone who is stuck in a rut and can not figure out how to get out.
I also like that it is not a true Love story but that it does have this element.
I look forward to reading many more of her books.
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Perfume though the bottles of time...

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In my attempt to create the feeling of "being there" in my novels, I try to keep as many of the senses engaged as possible. Especially in really key scenes where I slow everything down, such as first sight, or first touch, I pull in sensory details other than sight or sound. What does that leave? Touch, taste and scent.

Scent is usually easy, especially if the hero or heroine is in a room because they could smell food or a bouquet of flowers, but when they are in an embrace and all they smell is each other, what do they smell? Okay, the hero I generally have no problem with, but what about the heroine? What does she smell like to the hero?

It seems like historical heroines always smell of roses or lavender or so I wanted my heroine to wear a more original scent. So what did I choose?

Well, I confess in the past I chose lavender, because that seemed to be a popular scent for women to put in their final hair rinse. And okay, I admit it; I needed to do some research first. I couldn’t write down "roses" because rose water reminds me of grandmas, not spunky beautiful young heroines.

So what other scents would a nineteenth-century woman have worn? Citrusy? I like citrus, but that didn’t seem very Regency. I mean, what regency heroine smells like oranges? Original is one thing, but I don’t want to bump out the reader either. And musk reminds me of men. So I ventured out to the internet to find an alternative.

I found Lilac Vegetal, which sounds great except for the "Vegetal" part which sounds like one of those health food vegetable drinks that are green and difficult to swallow.

I stumbled on a site about the Grasse region in France, a place famous for its perfume. The early perfumes created here were scented with ambergris and wild myrtle. I have no idea what ambergris smells like, and I’m willing to bet my readers don’t either. Plus it said it's created from the fatty secretions of the sperm whale. Eew! And wild myrtle? I doubt my hero wouldn't recognize the scent of wild myrtle. I sure wouldn't.

Then I found the motherlode in the 13th Cenutry Perfumery. We can all use this! Tons of spices are listed, but I only went for the scents I both recognize and, more importantly, find appealing.

Apple, clover, Lily of the Valley, mint, violet, apricot, cinnamon, jasmine, sandalwood, sweet orange. Okay, that last one, I’ll change to orange blossom lest she smell like an orange julius.

I also found the ingredients of Eau de Cologne, popular from the 18th century on: rosemary, neroli, bergamot and lemon. Mmm. Bergamot. Makes me think of Earl Grey Tea. Not exactly a feminine scent, though.

Then I found it. Violets!! Huzzah!!!! I recognize that smell and it’s got this magical quality that makes it come and go in waves, so each time it returns, it renews itself so it's a very provactive fragrance that would tempt the hero even before he has her in a clench! Woo hoo!

Okay, sweetie, you soooo smell like violets!

But what about the next heroine? Any suggestions?

You can buy my Regencies here:

And my fantasy here:

Also bio:

Donna Hatch's passion for writing began at age 8 she wrote her first short story which was recently published. During her sophomore year in high school, she wrote her first full-length novel. Her writing has won or been nominated as a finalist in many writing awards including the SARA Merrit, Whitney and Golden Quill. In between caring for six children, (7 counting her husband), her day job, her music (she sings and plays the harp) and her many volunteer positions, she manages to carve out time to indulge in her writing obsession. A native of Arizona, she writes Regency Romance and Fantasy. And yes, all of her heroes are patterned after her husband of over 20 years, who continues to prove that there really is a happily ever after.

Review~ Happily ever after...

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Happily Ever After
Alisa Bowman
Have you ever felt like  saving your marriage
when the fairytale ends? Watch the book video here.
I know I have time and time and time again.
So once I was given the opportunity to review this book
I jumped at the chance as I thought it might help me out.
I was amazed to hear someone had planned there own husbands
funeral although I must admit if I had thought if it sometimes I
might have done that as I get so frustrated sometimes with the hubby
and the kids that I just wish the world would just take me away.
So with this book I was given lots of new ways to deal with all the problems
we where facing.
Like me working from home with a TODDLER.
I know now it is OK to ask for help.
I also know the house does not always have to be perfect.
More than that though I leaned how to communicate more with my husband.
We know have a date night and he helps with the chores.
Plus he has even started to help me with work.
Although he always cooked at night and watched my son where I could work
we still had many issues that where not right and with this book we are fixing
things one step at a time.
If you have ever felt like throwing in the towel Please take the time to set down and
read this book as I Promise it can and will make a difference in your marriage.
Make sure you check the quiz out in the back of the Book and answer it then have
hubby as well and see where you both think you need help and start to work on.
So many marriages end before people even try to save them and I was almost one of them.

Learn more about Alisa Bowman by clicking here.  To read full detail information visit the Media Page.


Alisa Bowman is a recovering divorce daydreamer and creator of, which was voted one of the Top 10 Marriage Blogs of 2009 and 2010. She is the author of Project: Happily Ever After (Running Press, 2010). She has appeared on Discovery Health, FOX’s Ask Dr. Manny Fox, the NBC 10! Show, Better TV, and many others. She has been interviewed by Redbook, First, Pregnancy,, Woman’s World,, and many other outlets.


In Project: Happily Ever After Alisa Bowman bravely tells the story of how she went from wishing her husband dead to renewing her wedding vows. Her four-month project was a last ditch effort to save a marriage that many—her friends, her colleagues and even her own mother—had written off as hopeless.
It’s a fearlessly honest account of all of the topics that unhappily married people and the counselors who try to help them are too scared and guilt-ridden to discuss. From dry spells to bikini waxes, romance instruction manuals to second honeymoons, the silent treatment to power struggles, she goes were many marriage improvement experts have feared to tread.
Equal parts funny, poignant, and helpful, the book offers other divorce daydreamers courage and hope—as well as a 10-step plan they can follow to start their own marriage projects at home.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Blogmania 2011

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Join me with other bloggers in the most fantastic blogger event
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