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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

{Spotlight} When Jack Trumps Ace by Debbie De Louise


When
Jack Trumps Ace
by
Debbie De Louise
Genre:
A Romantic Comedy Jewel Heist Novella


Jackie
Riordan's in trouble . . .
When
her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie
makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace,
who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn't
count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in
crime. She also doesn't expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or
deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.
All
bets are off . . .
After
Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a
treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move.
Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or
head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no
qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?
Things
that sparkle aren't always Diamonds . . .
Before
Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself
atop the Willis Tower carrying her father's ashes in her pocket and
aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go
terribly wrong, and Jackie's only choice seems to be to walk away
from Ace or face imprisonment. 



Debbie
De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a
public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime,
International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association.
She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long
Island University. Her three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow,
A Stone's Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice
Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for
cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories
for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently working
on the third Cobble Cove mystery and a psychological thriller. She
lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.







Monday, February 27, 2017

{Spotlight} Walking Out of War by Scott Bury


Walking
Out of War
by
Scott Bury
Genre:
Historical Adventure, War

Ukraine,
1944: After the Soviets burned the Ukrainian city of Ternopyl to the
ground to crush the stubborn Nazi occupiers, they rounded up every
remaining Ukrainian man around for the Red Army’s final push on
Germany. Maurice Bury, Canadian citizen, Ukrainian resistance fighter
and intelligence officer, is thrust once again into the death
struggle between Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s USSR.
Fighting
across the Baltics in the autumn of 1944 is tough and bloody. Then
the Red Army enters Germany, where they’re no longer
liberators—they’re the long-feared Communist horde, bent on
destruction, rape and revenge. The Communists are determined to wipe
Nazism from the face of the earth. And the soldiers want revenge for
Germany's brutal invasion and occupation.
Maurice
has determined his only way out of this hell is to survive until Nazi
Germany dies, and then move home to Canada. But to do that, he’ll
have to not only walk out of war, but elude Stalin’s dreaded secret
police.


Scott
Bury can't stay in one category.
After
a 20-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. "Sam,
the Strawb Part," a children's story, came out in 2011, with all
the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short
story for grown-ups, "Dark Clouds."
The
Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was
followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.
Army
of Worn Soles, published in 2014, tells the true story of Maurice
Bury, a Canadian drafted into the USSR's Red Army to face the German
invasion of the Soviet Union.
Invited
to participate in two Kindle Worlds, he published Torn Roots: A Lei
Crime Kindle World Novella and Jet - Stealth: A Jet Kindle World
Novella. Both came out in July 2015.
In
between writing books and blog posts, Scott helped found an author's
cooperative publishing venture, Independent Authors International. He
is also President of author's professional association BestSelling
Reads.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sunday Cup Of...



Welcome to Sunday Cup of... grab your favorite beverage and visit with me for a bit.
Sunday Cup of... is a combination post featuring, 
The Sunday Post Hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?  Hosted by Book Date
and the Book Blog Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer.
I share my week, what's going on around the blog, and what books I'm reading or have finished.




Not much going on this week, we did have some warmer weather, which was nice. The kids had the week off and C was sick for most of it. Other than that just a normal week.

ETA: I was so tired when I scheduled this last night that I royally screwed it up.  Ever do that? Your trying to get something done so you can just relax and it blows up in your face. 
Fixed this morning, sorry email people.

This week on the blog...

Monday, February 20, 2017
Motivation Monday

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
{Spotlight} The Girl at the Bar By Nicholas Nash
{Recipe} No Bake Energy Bites

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
{Book Review} Melancholy Ghost (Spirit Chasers #2) by Kat Mayor

Thursday, February 23, 2017
{Review} Rivalus Native Pro 100

Saturday, February 25, 2017
#FitReader Weekly Update
{Unboxing} February JackedPack

All links go to Goodread pages


So I re-bought most of the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series as audio books so I can listen to them at work. It's kinda weird as I'm reading the newest book in the series and listening to book 4 of the series. 




Watching Season 6




Started watching the new the season.



So that's it for this week, hope you'll stop by next Sunday. Have a great week!




Saturday, February 25, 2017

#FitReader Weekly Update




I'll be sharing on...
Weekly Wrap hosted by HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin
and linking up with Sunday Fitness and Food Linkup hosted by Ilka from Ilka’s Blog and Angela from Marathons & Motivation


Whatever I had it sucked, Sunday I was out of commission with a stomach bug. C caught it and was down most the week. Thankfully I am (knock on wood) feeling better.

I only managed to eat over 2000 calories 1 day this week and that's because we went to Burger King.

February Goals:
Keep up with Marathon training plan: 2/5 
Strength training once a week: 0/7 this week. 
Eat healthier: 6/7 
Hit at least 2000 calories everyday: 1/7
Walking to Mordor: 63.9 /1779 miles

Here's what I did this week...
2/18/17: Ran 3.13 miles in 35:22 mins
2/19/17: Sick
2/20/17: Work
2/21/17: Work
2/22/17: Ran 3.02 miles in 30:16 mins
2/23/17: Work
2/24/17: 1hr grocery shopping. 


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

{Book Review} Melancholy Ghost (Spirit Chasers #2) by Kat Mayor

Melancholy Ghost (Spirit Chasers #2)
by Kat Mayor
Publisher: Self
Release: February 14th 2017
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Paranormal Investigation
How I got it: Received a copy from author

From ghost hunter to ghost, haunted.

Barrett has a plan—help Austin regain his memory, surround him with his friends and loved ones, and lead him into the light. Unfortunately, the tragic investigation of a melancholy ghost derails everything.

As new lead investigator, Thai struggles to maintain the high ratings SCI has always enjoyed. After a few subpar investigations, the network execs demand results, even if it means the team must put their lives on the line for a house more deadly than its dead occupants.

There are worse things than being dead.

Austin knows something is wrong. Most people ignore him, time eludes him, and his hands are basically worthless. If only he could remember what happened, he would have the answers he so desperately seeks. He’s sick of Barrett’s lies and Casey’s deflections. Austin will have to figure this one out on his own. Will the truth set him free, or destroy his soul?

Review: This is the second book in the Spirit Chasers series, you will want to read book one first. This is not a stand alone. Having said that this is a much mellower book than the first. There is a lot less action than the first and I feel that is due to Austin's current state of being. The rest of the group are great characters, but they are way less reckless than Austin was. Also the plot focuses alot on Austin and his predicament. To me it seemed there was a bit less ghost hunting than in the previous book. Although I did like the kid ghosts that tormented the group in the antique shop. They were funny. I wasn't crazy about the self-aware house though it seemed a little to close to Rose Red for my tastes. I did like the imaginative way that Austin and Casey worked around the new development in their relationship.
Ms Mayor is a wonderful writer, and very creative building upon the paranormal foundation we know. She had done a great job with this book and I can't wait for the next one in the series.





Tuesday, February 21, 2017

{Spotlight} The Girl at the Bar By Nicholas Nash


The
Girl at the Bar
By
Nicholas Nash
Genre:
Thriller, Suspense, Mystery

Rebecca,
a brilliant cancer researcher, disappears after a one-night stand
with a neurotic man with a questionable past.
Her
sudden disappearance in the midst of a high-stakes quest to cure
cancer between two rival billionaires sets into motion an
inexplicable chain of events as the bodies start to pile up.
No
one knows why she disappeared. The race to find answers ensnares
everyone around her, one of whom is a deeply disturbed psychopath
lurking in the shadows.
Is
Rebecca still alive? What happened to her? Who did it? And why?
Questions about her vex everyone looking for answers. No one can be
trusted and no one is above suspicion…


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Book Tours in supporting Nicholas Nash's debut release, 

The Girl at
the Bar. 

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Nicholas
Nash is the exciting new author of The Girl At The Bar, a
psychological thriller about the mysterious disappearance of a
brilliant cancer researcher and the quest to find what happened to
her. Nicholas resides in the concrete jungle of Manhattan in New York
City with his wife and three children and enjoys every moment of it.
An accomplished finance professional, he has a passion for reading
fiction and non-fiction books which inspired him to write an
intriguing thriller. Nicholas hopes you enjoy his work.
Nicholas
can be reached at:













Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sunday Cup of...



Welcome to Sunday Cup of... grab your favorite beverage and visit with me for a bit.
Sunday Cup of... is a combination post featuring, 
The Sunday Post Hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?  Hosted by Book Date
and the Book Blog Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer.
I share my week, what's going on around the blog, and what books I'm reading or have finished.



I really got nothing this week, other than my cold, which I thought I'd gotten rid of is back with a vengeance. 


All links go to Goodread pages


So I re-bought most of the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series as audio books so I can listen to them at work. It's kinda weird as I'm reading the newest book in the series and listening to book 4 of the series. 




Watching Season 6




Started watching the new the season.

I'm also joining the Book Blogger Hop hosted by Ramblings of a coffee addicted writer. Every week they will pop a question that you answer. Post your answer to your blog, and enter your post to the linky provided. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy.


This weeks question:

Can you read and watch TV or listen to the radio at the same time? (submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver's Reviews)


Totally... er I can totally zone out all those things when I'm reading. I have a bad habit of multitasking, so yeah the tv or radio might be on when I've reading but I completely zone it out and usually anyone in the room. It's a bad habit I learned young. My parents had a lot of "friends" who came over all hours so I sort of learned how to zone out or maybe fall into my book. 

So that's it for this week, hope you'll stop by next Sunday. Have a great week!