Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Hello Goddesses, hope everyone had a great St Patty's day I was so stuffed with corned beef and cabbage.
Kim and I are helping out our friend Krafty Max with her Anniversary Giveaway. To enter you must follow us by email and post a comment below.

We got the Rafflecopter form working and WALLLAH!!! Beauty! How gorgeous is THAT?!  Good Luck Goddesses! Enjoy the giveaway and checking out all the gorgeous pretties these beautiful people create!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Rant About Bashing Authors and/or Their Work

Please hang in here with me through this rant and read it all the way through before you make any judgements.  In no way am I saying that every person should like EVERY book or EVERY author.  That's inconceivable and will never happen.

I recently heard of an author's work being BASHED on Twitter -- actually saw it with my own eyes.  I didn't defend the author because we are entitled to our own opinions; however, what I SHOULD have done was defend the author in the way the person tweeting was giving her opinion.

Now I hear "through the blogging grapevine" that this same author is being BASHED and this person (and I do not know, nor do I care if it is the same person who was tweeting the crap) was out and out telling people NOT to buy this author's books.

Here's my issue (or should I say "Here are my ISSUES"):
1.  Everybody out there has a right to publish anything (with the exception of pornography and we aren't talking about that here so let's not start that conversation), hell, white supremacist and racists of all kinds publish stuff every day.

2. This author that I am talking about writes novels that, in my opinion (notice I said IN MY OPINION) ARE worth reading and for someone to so blatantly tell others that these books should NOT be purchased is preposterous! It is like a bur under my saddle and it really angers me.

3.  NOBODY and I mean NOBODY has the right to get on the web, the phone, snail mail or any other public forum and tell anybody else to NOT buy a person's work.  YOU ARE MESSING WITH SOMEONE'S LIVELIHOOD.

Whoever is doing this needs to take a step back and look at how it would feel if it happened to them.  Karma always wins no matter what.  It may not happen today, tomorrow or the day after that but I promise you that whoever is propagating this will get some nastiness back.  NOT by me because I like good Karma.

So please, if you dislike a book, movie, music, art, whatever.  Remember it might be unappealing to you but something worth picking up, watching, listening to or looking at for someone else.

There is no need to be ugly about things.  There is enough meanness and hatred out there, do we really need to spread anymore around about people we don't know and books that may actually mean something to someone who hasn't read them yet and who now probably won't because of something that came out of someone else's mouth??

Please be careful what you say.  Words hurt.  Not just the person they are directed at but they, in the end, will hurt you as well.  Negativity breads negativity.  The more you put out there, the more you get in return.

Sorry about the rant.

Keep Reading Goddesses

Friday, March 9, 2012

Recipe for St Patty's

*Tip toeing sneaking to post a new recipe*

Reuben Pizza 

       1 (14-ounce) package prebaked Italian pizza crust
    1/2 cup Thousand Island dressing
    12 ounces thinly sliced corned beef
    1 1/2 cups sauerkraut, drained
    1 1/2 to 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
    1 teaspoon caraway seeds


   Place pizza crust on a baking sheet.
    Spread dressing evenly over pizza crust; top evenly with corned beef slices and sauerkraut. Sprinkle evenly with shredded Swiss cheese and caraway seeds.
    Bake pizza at 450° for 20 minutes or until cheese melts. and serve immediately.
Hope You like this it's so yummy

Love, Shauni

Thursday, March 1, 2012

REVIEW: Trinity & Relic by Deena Remiel

Brethren Beginnings Volume 1, Trinity and the recently released Relic by Deena Remiel are carefully woven tales about the Brethren who are a special breed of angels sent down to earth to protect humans from evil.  Within this group of Brethren there are Healers, Warriors and Protectors.  
In Trinity, we learn of Michael D’Angelo, principal of the elementary school where the main character Emma works and her daughter Hannah goes to school.  After learning of some troubling events in Hannah’s and Emma’s lives, Michael realizes that it is time for the Brethren to step in, not realizing that it was almost too late.
In Relic, we learn of Raphael, a Healer who has lost his ability to heal completely, and Serena who owns a business showing people the wonders of the spiritual Arizona mountains. Raphael, hiking through these spiritual mountains, is using the time to try and figure out why he has lost his ability to heal others when, during one of those hikes, he comes across Serena bloody & beaten, barely alive.  He has just enough healing power to keep her alive and get her to the hospital.  This is where their story together begins.

Shauni* Squeeling OMG! I loved these books!

Kimberly* Watching Shauni wiggle and squeel like a little girl on her birthday, I giggle.  They are AWESOME books aren’t they? I mean REALLY? Where else do you get HAWT Mangels (that’s our word for the angels that are this manly and smokin’ -- related only to the Brethren Series) that can make you want one all for yourself?

Shauni *crosses arms* Deena said I already get a Mangel.

Kimberly *Shaking my head* I know she did.  *Pouting a bit because I really want Cassiel as my own angel*. Ok. So, in Trinity, it’s your basic good versus evil book, right? I mean, we’re talking about angels here. In some aspects, that would be the truth! Right Shauni?

Shauni* I do think that Trinity does have all your Good versus Evil aspects and I do love that even though they are angels, they aren’t what you think of with the halo and white robe carrying a harp.  These angels are 100% up to date with everything that we have in society now, electronics, clothing, speech....all of it.

Kimberly* So true! I mean how many angels do you know wear leather pants and are built like Greek Gods?  Also, the way Deena writes Trinity and Relic you aren’t bogged down by a lot of foul language and play-by-play sex scenes -- not that we don’t all love our sex scenes.  The way these are written, you get the emotion behind them.  Not the deeds.  You know what’s happening but it’s more about the people and their love for each other and not just the actions.  

In these novels, what you get is all storyline -- and a GREAT storyline it is.  Deena weaves the tale and back story about each main character in a way that you get just what you need to know about them, when you need to know it.  It keeps you wondering and keeps you involved in the story, throughout the entire book.

Shauni* *Day dreaming about Mangels in leather pants, shaking head, wiping drool* Sorry. Yes even though Deena wrote these stories without a lot of curse words and detailed sex scenes, believe me your heart will race and you will feel all the emotions through out the whole storyline.

Kimberly* That’s exactly right, Shauni.  One of my favorite parts that proves that point is in Relic and, without giving spoilers to those who haven’t read it yet, there is a storm involved and Raphael’s gorgeous wings!  

Shauni* I love that part too, Kim. It is hard for me to post my favorite part.  There are a couple that really stood out for me. Michael, in Trinity, who wouldn't want a protector like that and Raphael the gift he gave Serena was the sweetest.  I had tears running down my face.

Kimberly* A lot of sequels out there sometimes just throw the next story at you and you sometimes have to go back and look up information to try to remember what happened to certain characters.  I loved the way Deena tied Relic’s character Serena back into Trinity.  She isn’t directly in Trinity but without giving spoilers we can’t tell you how she does it and with what character.  Trust us when we say, she gives you back story about a character Agremon (an evil dude in Trinity) uses and discards. It all comes full circle in Relic and I appreciated the way it was written.

In Trinity, Michael and Emma find each other coming to terms with their attraction for each other that, for Michael, has been growing for years.  Here is a quote that goes to show you that the Brethren aren’t mere angels but have all the desires of men as well.  Emma asks Michael: “Would you like coffee or something”?  His response is: “Or something....” he says as he kisses her passionately.

In Relic, Serena realizes that the soul of Sirona, Raphael’s long ago deceased wife/Goddess of Healing resides within her.  As Raphael was aware of this to an extent, Serena is furious and the snippet goes like this:  “Who’d you throw up against the wall and make love to in the hallway that first time? Was it her you tore the shirt from when we were out in the storm, perhaps?  Or was it her every bloody time, and only me that really got screwed?”

Well, Goddesses, what do you think? Let us just say, that these novels are something that can be read by just about anybody.  We loved them.  I would let my teenage niece read them.  I truly can’t think of anybody, over the age of about 18, who wouldn’t enjoy these books.  There aren’t any “hot buttons” in these books (such as rape, BDSM, same sex relations, etc).  These are just books that make you feel good, make you think that Good really CAN and really DOES overcome Evil.  And really, isn’t that what we want at the end of the day?  Closing a book, putting it down, sighing with pleasure and thinking to ourselves, “That was a really good book”.  You will with this series.

Speaking of “Series”: A little bird told us -- ahem -- Miss Deena herself, that the next book in the Brethren series, Elixxir, is in the works.  It is in the hands of her Beta readers now!!!  AND....She gave me a hint and OMG! EXPLOSIVE! That’s all I’m going to say! This book is going to blow your socks off. I have a feeling that the chemistry and the twists and turns are going to have us all grabbing the edge of our seats.



So, we all know, our rating system....we give 2, 3 or 4 cupcakes, with 4 being our favorite! In our opinion, the way Deena Remiel tells a tale and spins her words, Trinity and Relic both get.....