Friday, July 29, 2011

Review of Soul Reborn by the wonderful Ms. Jean Murray!

You might remember Jean Murray from the Carnival Giveaway several months ago where we gave away a copy of her book, tarot cards, Scentsy stuff...... If you haven't read her book yet. Get in your car (don't drive? Get on your bike, hail a taxi, walk, run but just get there) and drive to your nearest book store -- I guess getting online and getting the e-book would be great too!!! HA! Anyway, I have reviewed the book and I cannot say enough positive things about this book! It completely blew me away! I LOVED it! Here's my review I posted on Goodreads.
Key to the Cursed: Soul RebornKey to the Cursed: Soul Reborn by Jean Murray

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was way more than I expected it to be. Sincerely! I don't really know what I expected but it surprised me in such a way that as the tension escalated in the book, so did my heart rate. As things got sweet and touching, my heart melted with the characters. Ms. Murray paints a picture of her characters that is so easy to see in your mind you feel like you can almost reach out and touch them. You'll know what I mean when you "meet" Asar's warriors.

This is such a fresh take on the paranormal that we have all been reading. First off Jean Murray goes for the Egyptian mythology instead of the well-known Greek mythology. Then, instead of using vampires and shifters and such she uses some other very creative "species" to bump up the action a notch. The main character, Lily, is a fighter, but she also has a kind heart and it shows. Ms. Murray really lets that show through. Lily has 2 sisters that we learn about and get to know a little bit (but I believe we'll get to know them up close and personal in books 2 and 3). The sisters are very protective of each other. One is a warrior like Lily, the other is a researcher. Their father is/was an archeologist and took them on dig sites, which is where this all begins.

Ms. Murray does such an awesome job with book 1 that I had to e-mail her and BEG for book 2 to come out already! (Of course, I have NO pull in that category but its nice to try -- ha ha).

Bottom line -- GET THIS BOOK! It is truly sensational!!!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sitting at the tattoo shop.......

That's right peeps! I'm sitting here at a tattoo shop getting a new, awesome tattoo designed by my great friend Shaunda! Love ya girl!

It's my me/from me!

Here's the finished product! It will lighten up a lot as it heals. I love it!

The words say: bandia na hEiriann (Irish Goddess -- roughly translated)

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Monday, July 11, 2011


First I want to say thank you so much for supporting me! All of your kind words in your posts are so appreciated and really touched me!

The next giveaway will be a cookbook the my sister put together. It's one of those with old family recipes from all of us and a lot of her friends. She did it to help a good friend of ours who has fallen on hard times. So, I bought an extra one to give to ya'll. Of course, I'll have her tell you guys all about it. It has some of my very favorite cookie recipes in it.

So, without running on forever like I can! The winner of the Freedom Blog Hop was
SiNn! Congratulations on winning the first two books of the Lorelei James Rough Riders Series. Make sure you read by a fan because they are Smokin' Hawt!

The winner of the Skyrockets At Night Blog Hop was Krystal. She gets to spend her $20 Amazon gift card!!

Both winners have been contacted and have claimed their prizes! It's so wonderful to give to people who are so appreciative!

Thank you all for participating and I appreciate you so much!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I hit 150 followers today! To some people that might not be a big deal, but for someone who never knew how thrilled it would make me......I'm over the MOON!!!!

So, to show how much I love ya'll, I will be doing a giveaway when both the Freedom Hop & the Sky Rockets Hop are over!

Please continue to spread the word about the wonderful blog hops going on right now- two posts below this one are the giveaways!

To the authors & cover artists that have been such an integral part in why this blog has hit 150 followers, I have been completely in awe of the kindness shown by ya'll.

To my fellow bloggers who never fail to offer support when needed, I am so extremely thankful!

I think my next giveaway should be a cookbook!!!! I know just the one too! Interview & giveaway coming up AFTER these two WONDERFUL blog hops are over!

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Monday, July 4, 2011

SKYROCKETS AT NIGHT BLOG HOP! 07/04 - 07/10/2011

Lush Book Reviews

Woooha! Here we go again! One more blog hop. Seems I'm in for a penny or in for a pound! This wonderful blog hop is hosted by Bells of Hanging with Bells; Tigris of TigrisEden's Garden of Books; Danielle of Lush Book Reviews; and last but definitely NOT least JoJo of JoJo's Book Corner!

So, are you wondering what the giveaway is this time???? Hmmmmm......Let me think.

Ok, Ok. You have totally wormed it out of me!

My contribution to this blog hop will either be a $20 gift card to

If the Book Depository ships to you (you should check first) then I'll buy book(s) up to $20 (US Dollars for international peeps) to the Book Depository if you live out of the US (or just prefer it). I just fixed this since Book Depository doesn't do Gift Cards -- total bummer! Anyway, as long as it ships free to you, and you win, you got it! Sorry I had to revise this!

So, Here's what you HAVE to do in order to win:
1. You MUST be a follower via GFC -- No exceptions!
2. Leave a comment. If there is no comment, with your email address (johndoe AT gmail DOT com -- so it has less of a chance to get spammed) then you aren't entered into the giveaway.

ALSO -- PLEASE DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE FREEDOM GIVEAWAY IN THE POST BELOW! It's not a gift card but it is some super smexy Wyoming cowboys! These boys are LIP-SMACKIN yummy!

You MUST be over 13 to win (if the book is considered an "adult" book, then you must be 18 to win).

I'm not requiring you Tweet about this giveaway but it would be super nice if you did!

Please scroll down to the END of the Linkies to leave a comment.

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