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    The Astral Traveler’s Daughter by K.C. Archer

    I so loved School for Psychics by K.C. Archer that I pounced on a copy of its sequel, The Astral Traveler’s Daughter, when it was made available by NetGalley and the publisher for review. Read on for my take on this easy reading paranormal thriller. This is the second book in the School for Psychics series by author K.C. Archer. As it picks up just a few months after the prior book left off and there is little in the way of backstory provided (and no prologue to guide you in), I’ll recommend that you read these books in order. And you should, because The Astral Traveler’s Daughter is a lot of…

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    The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday – Blog Tour Review (and Giveaway!)

    Today I am the last stop on my first Lone Star Book Blog Tour of 2019 and I’m bringing you The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride by Linda Broday. If you are in the market for a great romance novel and you love historical westerns, the first book in author Linda Brody’s new Outlaw Mail Order Brides series is an excellent start! With a gorgeous cover that’s a familiar throwback to the romance novels my momma read when I was a kid (the same that I would pilfer from her stack of books), The Outlaw’s Mail Order Bride is an updated take for today’s romance reader – this isn’t a fluffy “handsome cowboy rescues…

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    Book Blog Tour: Hitchin’ Post

    HITCHIN’ POST by Julie Barker  Genre: Children’s Picture Book / Rhyming / K-3 Publisher: LifeRich Publishing Date of Publication: July 14, 2016 Number of Pages: 46 Scroll down for Giveaway!   Hard work and the cowboy life on the 6Bs Ranch is nothing new to old jackrabbit Hitchin’ Post.  Hitchin’ Post is a picture book written in rhyme describing old Hitch’s life on the 6Bs Ranch and his journey in finding what it truly means to be thankful.  His beloved ranch goes through a terrible drought, but Hitch decides that despite challenges, there is always something to be thankful for. He discovers that it is relationships with his friends and…

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    Book Blog Tour: Badlands by Melissa Lenhardt

    BADLANDS Sawbones, Book 3 by MELISSA LENHARDT !!NEW RELEASE!!   Genre: Historical / Western / Action-Adventure / Romance Publisher: Redhook Date of Publication: June 27, 2017 Number of Pages: 416 Outlander meets post-Civil War unrest in the conclusion to Melissa Lenhardt’s fast-paced historical series. Laura’s worst fears have been realized: Kindle has been taken into custody and she is once again on the run. The noose awaits her in New York, but Laura is realizing that there are some things worse than death. Finally running out of places to hide, it may be time for Dr. Catherine Bennett to face her past. PURCHASE LINKS: Indiebound | Kobo | Google Play | iBooks | B&N   Melissa Lenhardt…

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    (Cook)Book Review: Breakfast in Texas

    BREAKFAST IN TEXAS by Terry Thompson-Anderson Genre: Cookbook / Southwest Cuisine Publisher: The University of Texas Press Date of Publication: April 18, 2017 Number of Pages: 312 Scroll down for Giveaway!     Texans love the morning meal, whether it’s bacon and eggs (often eaten in a breakfast taco) or something as distinctively nontraditional as saag paneer omelets, pon haus, or goat curry. A Lone Star breakfast can be a time for eating healthy, or for indulging in decadent food and drink. And with Texas’s rich regional and cultural diversity, an amazing variety of dishes graces the state’s breakfast and brunch tables. The first Texas cookbook dedicated exclusively to the…

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    Blog Tour: Before the Rain Falls

    Before the Rain Falls opens as one of the main characters, Della Lee is convicted of murder – in 1943. The second chapter brings us to present day – on her first day home from prison. Curious? You should be, and I’m joining up with Lone Star Book Blog to bring you a change to win one of three signed copies of this amazing book which is making my list of must-reads for 2017. So join me! BEFORE THE RAIN FALLS by CAMILLE DI MAIO   Genre: Women’s Fiction / Historical / Family Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Date of Publication: May 16, 2017 Number of Pages: 334 Scroll down for Giveaway! After…

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    13 Tips To Get The Best Results from Laser Hair Removal

      I am a low maintenance gal.  I can never keep up with chipped manicures so I tend not to bother, I’m always trimming my own bangs because I forgot to book a haircut, again (sorry, dear stylist Ursula), I haven’t started to color my hair to cover grays because root touch-ups, and I rarely remember to even apply lipstick, let alone touch it up. My makeup routine is quick and not fancy. So when I mentioned I was going to try out laser hair removal, I think the Hubs was a little surprised. But honestly, think about it: having the ability to go a few months without shaving is…

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    Book Blog Tour: The Grave Tender

    This week I’m once again joining up with #LoneStarLit for a book blog tour for The Grave Tender. We’ve got an amazing giveaway, so be sure to enter for a chance to win the book and more!!! THE GRAVE TENDER by By Eliza Maxwell   Genre: Women’s Fiction / Psychological Suspense Publisher: Lake Union Publishing Date of Publication: April 11, 2017 Number of Pages: 248 Scroll down for Giveaway! A chilling psychological suspense novel, The Grave Tender explores the dark boundaries people cross to save loved ones, and the limits of family bonds tested by the deepest of betrayals.   Endless questions from a shadow-filled East Texas childhood haunt Hadley…

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    The Wedding Shop – A Book Review

    I confess: one of my favorite guilty pleasures is the TLC reality series “Say Yes To The Dress”.  When a book set titled The Wedding Shop – one with dual timelines, 80 years apart – was offered up, I couldn’t resist. It went straight to the top of my reading pile. Only because of crazy technical stuff (which I still don’t understand) taking out my blog while I moved it to a new host could I not share it with you when intended – so, yay, lucky you, this book is available now. Come see why I enjoyed it so much! Series: The Hearts Bend Series   Author: Rachel Hauck   Genre: Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction   Publisher: Zondervan/HarperCollins   Release Date: August 16, 2016   Pages: 384  …

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    Book Review: Bury the Living

    I’m drawn to historical fiction, and I’m a sucker for a bit of the paranormal or contemporary fantasy. I’m also a fan of Jodi McIsaac’s Thin Veil series and as well as her thriller “A Cure for Madness” (which I’m sure she wrote into a full novel after I insisted in my Amazon review that her original short story of  should be so much more.) When an e-galley of her newest book Bury the Living came available on NetGalley, I pounced on it, and then brewed a cup of tea and settled in for a late night of reading. She didn’t disappoint. Bury the Living has a little bit of everything:…