Sunday, December 4, 2011

What I found at EdenFantasys - Review

This post is for mature audiences only. It contains links to EdenFantasys and is not appropriate for little ones. Thank you.

EdenFantasys has clothes as well as candles and makeup. Just in time for the Christmas and New Year's Eve parties, they've added this gorgeous dress. Made from polyester, this mini dress will be the perfect party-dress!! It also comes in black and sapphire as well as the red. This gorgeous mini dress is available in small, medium, and large.

I found some body lotion I'm eyeing. Right now I'm not sure whether I'll keep it for myself or give as a Christmas gift. It's the Hi Light Luminous Body Lotion - Shimmer. This lotion is made from shea and mango butters and aloe vera oil, making your skin soft with a pearlescent and luminous glow.

EdenFantasys has a Double Dipped Lip Balm that looks yummy. It comes in four flavors: Fleur de Sel - milk chocolate/salted caramel; Frozen Banana - dark chocolate/banana; Black and White
Cookie - half vanilla/half chocolate frosted cookie; and Cherry Cordial - milk chocolate/black cherry (shown at right). Personally, I'm debating between all four.

I found several sex toys I want. The Touche Ice Small - Egg and the Tenticle Magic Twisty - Vibrating Probe are just two of the toys I think my husband and I will enjoy.

Disclosure: I will receive a gift card in exchange for writing this post.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lonestar Angel - Book Review

Lonestar Angel
By Colleen Coble

For Eden, hope is rekindled when her estranged husband delivers the astounding news: that their lost baby girl has been found.

Years ago Eden and Clay Larson’s baby was stolen. Kidnappers demanded a ransom, but something went horribly wrong at the exchange: the kidnapper's car crashed into the river and was never recovered. Eden blamed herself, Clay lost himself in work. Their young and rocky marriage ended. Or so Eden thought.

Now she’s met Kent. He’s everything Clay wasn’t: funny, stable, and eager to please her. Just as he’s about to propose marriage at a romantic dinner, Clay arrives and tells Eden she can’t marry Kent. She’s still married to him. He never signed the divorce decree. Even more earth-shattering than this news is that he’s never stopped looking for Brianna. Based on a tip, he thinks their daughter is in Bluebird, Texas, at a youth ranch. All five little girls there are the right age, but he’s not sure which is Brianna.

To discover the truth, the couple becomes counselors to the girls at Bluebird Ranch. They move into small quarters in the bunkhouse and oversee the kids as they try to find out more. As they work together, their love for the children grows and their love for each other is rekindled. But as danger closes in, Eden and Clay realize they’ve been lured to this remote West Texas location; their lives and the lives of the little girls are in danger. But as Eden learns, “hope does not disappoint.

My thoughts: I really liked this book. Unlike a lot of books, this one kept my attention throughout the entire story. This was one book that I could not put down! There was a lot of action and emotion. When a couple loses a child, it is extremely hard to continue as a couple. Though they did break up, end the end Clay and Eden get back together. They show that even through the bad, good can come out in the end.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book for review as part of the NetGalley Reviewer program.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 PopUp Camper Cover Review

I was offered the chance to review a camper cover from Empire Covers. We had looked at covers in stores; however, what we found was not close to the quality of this cover. The quality is much better than I expected and the material is mold and mildew resistant. We found it easy to put on and take off. The bottom of the cover has elastic all the way around it, making it easy to stretch-to-fit. We start camping either in March or April and quit in October.

A Little About Empire Covers: has been selling high quality covers online since 2004. Located just outside of Philadelphia, our team strives to bring you the best quality products with an easy shopping experience. Because our car, truck, van and SUV covers are a 'semi-custom' fit, 99% are in stock and ship right away. And, since we ship direct from the manufacturer, we're able to pass the savings on to you, offering some of the most durable covers online for a fraction of our competitors' prices.
Empire Covers offers many other types of covers along with RV/Camper covers for your needs as well. Winter will be here before we know it, so protect your patio furniture covers, boat covers, vehicle covers, bike covers, Sport utility covers, and much more with Empire Covers.

Empire Covers provided a cover for review along. I was not compensated in any way in order to provide a positive review.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

But I Don't Wanna Take A Bath Book Review and Giveaway

But I Don't Wanna Take A Bath! is the first in A Mike and Tyke Series of children's picture books based on the experiences of the author's children and grandchildren. Mike, his dog, Tyke, and his friend, Bud, splash and play all day in a mud puddle. As the day comes to an end, Bud goes home. Mike and Tyke are reluctant to go inside because they don't "wanna" take a bath!

My Thoughts: As an avid bookworm, I am always eager to review children's book titles and was so glad for the opportunity to review Mildred Pope's first novel. The cover, being brightly colored quickly grabbed my grand-daughters attention.

The twins did somewhat better than the youngest one. Of course, all three agreed with Mike and Tyke about not wanting to go in because they don't "wanna" take a bath either!! That makes this the perfect bath-time book!

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Friday, April 1, 2011

Masters and Slayers - Book Review

Masters & Slayers
Author: Bryan Davis
Publisher: AMG Publishers

The dragons of Starlight have been enslaving humans for over a century. At long last, warrior Adrian Masters and sword maiden Marcelle vow to find the mysterious portal where the Lost. Ones disappeared---and save the slaves. Will they turn back when they learn that only the ultimate sacrifice can bring freedom to the oppressed? 400 pages, softcover from Living Ink.

Expert swordsman Adrian Masters attempts a dangerous journey to another world to rescue human captives who have been enslaved there by dragons. He is accompanied by Marcelle, a sword maiden of amazing skill whose ideas about how the operation should be carried out conflict with his own. Since the slaves have been in bonds for generations, they have no memory of their origins, making them reluctant to believe the two would-be rescuers, and, of course, the dragons will crush any attempt to emancipate the slaves. Set on two worlds separated by a mystical portal,Masters and Slayers is packed with action, mystery, and emotional turmoil, a tale of heart and life that is sure to inspire.

The planet Starlight is controlled by dragons. Because of the depletion in their atmosphere of an essential gas, pheterone, they must search for a way to survive. They know that a network of gas veins exists deep beneath the crust of their planet, but, being dragons, they are not skilled with ways to drill.

One dragon, Magnar, finds humans on another planet he calls Darksphere, captures several of them, and forces them to drill through Starlight’s crust in order to release the gas. A man escapes and returns to the planet of humans. He tells everyone about the missing people they call the Lost Ones and how they went through a portal to a dragon planet. Since the portal doesn’t always work, he is unable to prove his story, and nearly everyone thinks he is crazy or maybe he murdered the others.

One hundred years after the initial enslavement, Adrian Masters, a 24-year-old expert swordsman, sets out on a journey to find the portal to the dragon planet. He is accompanied by Marcelle, a sword maiden of amazing skill whose ideas about how the operation should be carried out conflict with his own. Adrian believes in using stealth and cunning to free the slaves, while Marcelle opts to take a more direct approach. This causes friction between these two warriors, though they respect each other’s skills highly.

When Adrian and Marcelle find the slaves, they learn that these longsuffering people have no memory of their origins, making them reluctant to believe the two would-be rescuers, especially since the dragons crush any opposition to their cruel tyranny. Undeterred by the overwhelming obstacles, the two warriors set out to free the slaves and face mortal danger at every turn. As they battle dragons, endure torture, and dispel superstition, they learn that an ultimate sacrifice is the only way they can bring liberty to the oppressed.

My Thoughts: Normally, I enjoy books like this; however, for some reason, I couldn't seem to stick with this one. The storyline is good.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book for review as part of the NetGalley Reviewer program.

Tiger Hills - Book Review


Author: Sarita Mandanna
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

As the first girl to be born into the Nachimada family in over thirty-five years, the beautiful Devi is the object of adoration of her entire family. Strong-willed and confident, she befriends the shy Devanna, a young boy whose mother has died in tragic circumstances. Over the years, Devi and Devanna grow inseparable as they attend school together and learn more about the extended family that surrounds them.

However, things begin to change when Devi meets Machu, a handsome young man who is regarded as a hero in his village for having killed a tiger -- a near impossible feat. Although she is only a child, Devi becomes infatuated with Machu and vows to marry him one day. But soon, Devi's devotion to Machu begins to drive a wedge between her and Devanna. Desperately in love with Devi, Devanna leaves the village to study medicine with the hope that when he returns Devi will see his worth and return his love.

But then a devastating tragedy occurs that chages the fate of all three -- an event that will have unforeseen and far-reaching consequences for generations to come.

My Thoughts: This is a good book. When you're young and you follow your heart, you never know how it's going to affect the future. Not just your own future but everyone in the family.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book for review as part of the NetGalley Reviewer program.

The Good Daughter - Book Review

The Good Daughter

Author:Jasmin Darznik
Publisher: Hachette Book Group

One day when Jasmin Darznik is helping her mother pack up to move, a photograph falls from a stack of old letters. The girl in it is her mother. She is wearing a wedding veil, and at her side stands a man whom Jasmin has never seen before.

At first, Jasmin’s mother, Lili, refuses to share any information. Months later, Jasmin receives the first of ten cassette tapes revealing a wrenching hidden story of her family’s true origins in Iran: her mother’s troubled history of abuse and neglect, and a daughter she was forced to abandon in order to escape that life. The final tape reveals that her sister, Sara, is still living in Iran.

Darznik skillfully weaves the stories of three generations of Iranian women’s battles with husbands and poverty into a unique tale of one family’s twisted path to freedom.

My Thoughts: Good book. This book has come out in a time we are learning more and more about life in Iran and other countries, especially concerning the lives of women. I can't imagine suddenly learning about my mother having lived in such a life and my not knowing before growing up.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book for review as part of the NetGalley Reviewer program.

A Silken Thread - Book Review

For Erica Sanders, finding a soul mate was the easy part. Brian Lawson is the man she wants, and everyone agrees they're the ideal couple. Almost everyone. The one exception is Erica's mother, Karen, who prefers her daughter marry another man. Karen even hires a private detective to investigate Brian, but the truth he uncovers is the last thing she expected—a devastating betrayal that rips both families apart.

Convinced that her relationship can't be salvaged, Erica ends her engagement. Yet she has lingering doubts over her decision, especially once Brian's attractive single neighbor starts pursuing him. A chance meeting proves that the passion between Brian and Erica hasn't dimmed—but neither has the determination of others to keep them apart, or the shocking lengths Karen will go to in order to undermine her daughter's relationship.

As secrets old and new are revealed, Erica and Brian find themselves caught between the bonds of the past and an uncertain future, each making painful discoveries about who to believe and trust. Masterfully told and laced with the sensuality and drama that Brenda Jackson does best, this is an unforgettable story of relationships at their most complex, and how hard it can be to choose between living separate lives—or holding fast when love hangs by a silken thread….

My Thoughts: Sometimes you just got to go with your feelings, even when it's the opposite of what family thinks is best for you and what they want for you. It's a fact that everyone has their own opinion and most are verbal about it.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Already Home - Book Review

A story of a woman who learns to open her heart and, in the process, discovers that love doesn’t wait for an invitation. Jenna Stevens is still reeling from a recent divorce and recuperating from wounds inflicted by a husband who belittled her at every opportunity. A classically trained chef, Jenna no longer believes she’s capable of the leaps of creativity that once won her praise from her instructors and from food critics, so she moves back to her hometown in Texas to open a retail cooking store.

Just as Jenna’s settling into her new career and beginning to feel like she’s on even ground, her birth mother barrels her way into Jenna’s life. Jenna doesn’t want or need a second mother, especially a vegan mother named Serenity who would have named her Butterfly. But while Serenity listens to signs from the Universe, she easily ignores Jenna telling her to go away. With gentle but insistent pressure, she will find a way to open Jenna’s heart.

My thoughts: Not having been adopted, I don't know how it would feel to be adopted. I think I'd want to know who my birth parents were. You know, whether there were any health issues to be concerned about, that kind of thing. To suddenly be brought face-to-face, at 32 years old , with them without warning is a different story. This was a good book, sometimes funny, sometimes teary.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Softly and Tenderly - Book Review

Maybe in the wide-open country she can learn to breathe again.

Happily married and owner of two successful boutiques, Jade longs to begin a family with her husband, Max. But when she discovers that Max has an illegitimate son – who he wants her to help raise – Jade’s life is turned upside down.

She flees to her childhood home, a rambling Iowa farmhouse, with enough room to breathe. There – while her mother’s health grows fragile, and the tug of her first love grows stronger – Jade begins to question everything she thought she knew about family, love, and motherhood. In the wide-open landscape, Jade begins to see a future that doesn’t rest on the power of her past, but in the goodness of God's tender mercies.

My thoughts: This is a story of life. It happens all the time, everywhere. When it happens, one has to find ways to deal with it. One can either look to God for help or deal with it in other ways.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review.

Rush of Darkness - Book Review

Raine Spenser is on the brink. Held prisoner because of her abilities, Raine—a powerful psychic as well as vampire desperately needed a savior. But the last one she expected was the green-eyed soldier who’d once hunted her kind. Since her rescue, she’s tried to forget Seth McConnell, unable to cope with the strange, simmering attraction that draws her to the compelling human.

But their goals—find the Kraven who held Raine captive and destroy him—are the same. The ever-growing web of danger surrounding them draws these two unlikely allies closer together, and anger slowly turns into an explosive passion they’re finding harder and harder to deny...

My thoughts: This is the first book I've read of the Primal Instinct Series. After reading it, I've come to the conclusion that I'll have to read the previous six books of the series.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review

Friday, February 4, 2011

A Pale Demon - Book Review

Condemned and shunned for black magic, Rachel Morgan has three days to get to the annual witches’ conference and clear her name, or be trapped in the demonic ever-after . . . forever after.

But a witch, an elf, a living vampire, and a pixy in one car going across the country? Talk about a recipe for certain disaster, even without being the targets for assassination.

For after centuries of torment, a fearsome demon walks in the sunlight—freed at last to slay the innocent and devour their souls. But his ultimate goal is Rachel Morgan, and in the fight for survival that follows, even embracing her own demonic nature may not be enough to save her.

My thoughts: Kim Harrison brings together demons, pixies, witches, and vampires into a story that holds your attention throughout the entire book.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review

Spiky, Slimy, Smooth - Book Review

Soft, gooey, fluffy, prickly—textures are all around us. What clever words will you use to describe the textures pictured in this book?
Jane Brocket's appealing photography and simple, whimsical text give a fresh approach to a topic all young children learn about.

My thoughts: Jane brought a unique way of helping children learn about textures. The pictures are bright, colorful, and attention-grabbing.

Click here to purchase your copy of Spiky, Slimy, Smooth.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Avon Voices - Talent Search for Women

I recently heard about Avon Voices, Avon's Talent Search for women. Two winners will receive the chance to have a professionally recorded album. However, the last day to enter is February 13! Aside from Avon makeovers, professional musical coaching and studio time, finalists also get to travel to destinations such as Hong Kong, Hollywood, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris, or Nashville!

Here's what Avon Voices says:


Thirty seconds is all it takes to potentially make it big and gain exposure to audiences from more than 60 countries and be professionally judged by music-industry greats like Fergie, six-time Grammy award winner; legendary songwriter, Diane Warren; Natasha Bedingfield, Grammy nominated singer/songwriter; Lea Salonga, Filipina singer and actress and Russian sensation, Valeriya, among others.
Be empowered! Avon Voices is inviting people everywhere to join a worldwide movement that unites and inspires through the universal language of music. Women around the world are making their voices count by telling their stories, sharing their dreams, and showcasing their talents at

It’s easier than you think. Through February 13, 2011, women can sing out on a 30-second video clip from the approved song list at and be a part of a global movement. Talented finalists of the year-long program will travel to exciting destinations such as Hong Kong, Hollywood, Rio de Janeiro, New York, Paris and Nashville. With that comes professional coaching, Avon makeovers and studio time for performance videos.

Avon Voices is the company’s first-ever global online singing talent search for women and songwriting competition for men and women in celebration of its 125thAnniversary. At the conclusion of the program, Diane Warren will be providing an anthem to be recorded by up to 10 global finalists alongside many of Avon Voicescelebrity judges. The anthem will debut live at the Avon Foundation for Women Annual Awards Gala, scheduled for Fall 2011 in New York City.

This moving anthem, as well as other Avon Voices recordings, will be available for purchase in certain countries, and a percentage of your purchase will help advance theAvon Foundation for Women’s global campaign to end violence against women and girls. Find out more about music purchases at To date, Avonglobal philanthropy has raised and awarded more than $30 million directed to domestic and gender violence awareness, education, direct services and prevention programs.

About Avon Products, Inc.
Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with over $10 billion in annual revenue. As the world's largest direct seller, Avon markets to women in more than 100 countries through approximately 6.2 million active independentAvon Sales Representatives. Avon's product line includes beauty products, as well as fashion and home products, and features such well-recognized brand names as AvonColor, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, Avon Naturals, and Mark. Learn more about Avon and its products at

About Avon Foundation for Women
The Avon Foundation for Women was founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women. Through 2010, Avon global philanthropy has donated more than $800 million in more than 50 countries for causes most important to women. Today, Avon philanthropy focuses its funding on breast cancer research and access to care and efforts to end domestic and gender violence. Avon has also responded generously in times of major global disasters and emergencies.

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Against the Law - Book Review

Kat Martin is the author of Against the Law and Harlequin is the publisher.

The most unsettled of the “no-account Raines boys,” Devlin Raines has long been protecting his heart from injury. But his latest case—and client—forces him to lay everything on the line…

At thirty-two Dev is “mostly retired” from Raines Investigations, content to run operations from his sprawling Arizona home. But Dev has never been able to say no to a beautiful woman, so when Lark Delaney comes to him for help, the former U.S. Army Ranger from Wind Canyon gets back in the game.

Lark is sexy, successful and dedicated to tracking down the baby girl her sister gave up for adoption. It should be a straightforward case, but it’s not long before Dev uncovers a shady adoption ring and worse—the child’s parents have been murdered and the little girl has been taken.

As the case grows dangerous and Lark needs him more than ever, Dev can’t ignore his growing attraction for her. He also can’t trust his judgment with women or the emotions he’s long since buried. But there’s a chance, if he gets this right and saves Lark’s niece, that he’ll end up saving himself, too.

My thinking: First of all, I love Kat Martin's books. This book tugged my heart-strings. It is so much more than just a romance story. It's a story of motherly-love and sisterly-love; however, it's also full of adventure and suspense.

Disclosure: A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes only. The views expressed in this post are mine.

EZ Sox Review and Giveaway - Redraw for 1 Winner

One of the previous winners didn't respond to my email; therefore, I had to draw again. Here's the new winner.
Three Boys and an Old Lady!!
I'll be sending an email and you have 24 hours to respond before I draw again.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Winners of the EZ-Sox Giveaway!!

The 1st Winner is:

3 Boys and an Old Lady!!

The 2nd Winner is:

The Masek Family!!

Congratulations to both of you! I'll
be sending an email to each of you
and you have 24 hours to respond
before I choose another winner.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bonded by Blood - Book Review

Mackenzie has no plans for her future, in fact, she plans on no future! For several generations, at least one family member has disappeared every generation. While scouting for a movie location, she finds a man that's been shot.

Dominic leads her to finding out what's happened to her missing relatives, including her father. It's actually been vampires kidnapping her family, due to their rare blood-type.

The clan of vampires that's responsible for the disappearances locates Mackenzie and her brother. Dominic, of course, comes to the rescue!

Laurie London is the author and Harlequin is the publisher of Bonded by Blood.

I enjoy fantasy books, having vampires, shape-shifters, elves and etc. This book added new aspects to the usual vampire stories. I liked the differences. I liked the idea that it's not all blood that vampires are after but maybe specific blood types. I'm ready for the next book in this Sweet Blood Series, Embraced by Blood.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review.

Monday, January 17, 2011

From The Ashes Book Review

Calista is a transport pilot contracted to deliver a crate from Agraria to Libertinus, a pleasure planet. Her curiosity was ramped up when her probes showed a shielding device in the crate that gave an incorrect reading of what was inside the crate.

Nothing else would do, once she was off-planet, except to open the crate. All the crate contained was an egg. Imagine it cracking and a baby appearing that within moments was a full-grown man! A man whose entire race were slaves, who upon death could be resurrected by fire.

Upon being hatched, Asher creates a mental link with Calista and then completes that bond. Calista can't bear the thought of him being a slave for eternity; so, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
Red Sage Publishing is the publisher and Maree Anderson is the author of From The Ashes.
I enjoyed this book as it consists of adventure, romance, and good against evil. This was a book I'd love to read a sequel to or even a prequel.

Disclosure: I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes only. The opinions stated are my own and I was not under obligation to give a good review.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

EZ Sox Review and Giveaway - 2 Winners - CLOSED!!

EZ Sox sent me two pair for the girls to try; then, I bought a third pair so they wouldn't fight over them. They enjoyed being able to put them on without help. The twins do ok on dressing themselves; however, they thought the handles were cute. The youngest needs some help on dressing. She really got a kick out of the green frog socks.

CAT - Purple

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Two lucky Grandma To Twins + One visitors will win their choice.

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Giveaway is open to residents of U.S. and ends at 11:59 PM on 1/27/11. One winner will be chosen via and will be notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be selected. To win, you must leave your email address.

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