Friday, December 26, 2014


I am so excited to have completed my first giveaway! I have decided to pick my winner today instead of tomorrow since tomorrow I wont have time!! I am so very grateful for everyone who entered and everyone would shared the giveaway even if they didn't enter!! I am planning to do another giveaway very soon so be on the lookout for that!!

So without further ado the winner is.........

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Inspiration Tuesday!

Inspiration Tuesday!

Everyone can use a little inspiration! So today's comes from my Grandpa. My Grandpa, a veteran, a retired police officer from Chicago, an amazing man with an amazing voice. He has Alzheimer's. He hasn't been doing so well lately, but this is the man I will always remember. This video was taken on December 10th, a day he felt like singing. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Wow!! I have been MIA for almost two weeks now!! Yikes! Guess December is my bogging nemesis! Reading....Wrapping.....Writing......Wrapping.......Reading......There is just not enough time in the day!!

I expect to be back at it after the first of the year!

I hope everyone is having a great Christmas season!! Don't forget to enter my giveaway!! It ends in FOUR days!!


Keep reading!


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Elfy Nick

All across the internet and facebook are pictures showing ideas to parents for their Elves on the Shelf. Do you have an elf visit you for the season?? We do. Elfy Nick has visited our house since 2011! I love the tradition, I really do. 

Monday, December 8, 2014



For Christmas I decided it would be fun to give away a copy of my book! This is my FIRST giveaway on my blog! I'm so excited! So who wants it?? Enter below!! 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Author Interview- Tonya Burrows

Author Interview- Tonya Burrows

I am honored to have been able to interview Tonya Burrows. I have personally read her newest release Vision of Darkness and  you can read my review here

Here is the interview!

1. What were you like at school? 

I was quiet, kinda shy, nerdy with my nose always stuck in a book. I had a small group of friends that I hung out with and didn’t really venture outside our circle.

2. Were you good at English? 

Yes...and no. My problem was I preferred to read (and write) what I wanted to rather than what was assigned. But when something sparked my interest--an assignment on the Arthurian legend? Yes, please! Write a poem about World War II? Yup, I’m all over that!--then I threw myself into it and did very well. I was also good at my way through papers I didn’t particularly want to write. :)

    3. What are your ambitions for your writing career? 

    I hope this will be a life-long career. My first book is only a year and a half old, so I’m still basically a newcomer to the industry, but there’s nothing else I’d rather do with my life. So my ambitions are to keep writing and hopefully keep selling so that I can keep writing full time. Oh, and hitting a list once or twice wouldn’t be half bad.

    4. Which writers inspire you?

    I’ve always looked up to Lisa Gardner. She published her first book at (I believe) 21 and I always wanted to “beat” her. I didn’t, but I still managed to get published in my 20s so I guess I’ll just have to be happy with that. I also very much admire Nora Roberts for the sheer longevity of her career and I love J.R. Ward’s writing style.

    5. What genre are your books? 

    Romance. My new release, Vision of Darkness, is a bit of a departure from my usual military romances since there’s a bit of the paranormal thrown in. But it’s still an edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense!

    6. What draws you to this genre? 

    I’ve been a fan of mystery since I read my first Sherlock Holmes book in middle school, and a fan of romance since I read my first Harlequin around the same time. It just felt natural to meld the two together, but I didn’t realize I was writing romantic suspense until high school when I read my first Iris Johansen novel. Years later, I started sprinkling in bits of the paranormal to satisfy my life-long interest in the subject.

    7. Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book? 

    Oh boy. This is always a hard question. Okay, I think Sullivan Stapleton would be perfect for my hero, Alex. For my heroine, Pru… I dunno. Maybe Liv Tyler?

    8. What made you decide to sit down and actually start something? 

    Honestly...I don’t remember. I finished my first novel-length story in 8th grade and I haven’t stopped writing since. What can I say? It’s a compulsion.

    Thanks so much for having me here today!

    Vision of Darkness (D.I.E. Squadron, #1)

    A psychic DEA agent works to unravel the mystery of a cursed lighthouse and falls in love with it’s keeper.

    VISION OF DARKNESS is the first in the brand new D.I.E. Squadron romantic suspense series and will be released December 1, 2014. Fans of Christine Feehan's Ghost Walker series, or Rebecca Zanetti's FORGOTTEN SINS, will love this new series from Tonya Burrows! VISION OF DARKNESS is now available at Amazon. Get to know more about Tonya in this exclusive letter to readers


    A beacon of light...
    Undercover DEA agent Alex Brennan doesn’t believe in the paranormal, despite the exhausting nightmares that reveal things he shouldn’t know. When sleep deprivation causes him to make a horrible mistake on the job, he is driven to find answers. Dreams guide him to a lighthouse in Three Churches, Maine, where he finds an inexplicable and comforting familiarity in the arms of the lighthouse’s beautiful keeper, Pru Maddox.

    A whisper of memory…
    Deadly misfortune has long plagued Pru’s family, the result of a curse “The Green Lady” placed on the lighthouse. Skeptical, Alex searches for less ghostly explanations, though he can’t deny that the town has had more than its fair share of disappearances, suicides, and accidents. As their passion simmers, Alex digs deeper, and his dreams turn violent, frightening, and very real.

    A vision of darkness...
    To keep Pru safe, Alex must embrace his abilities and unravel the lighthouse’s mystery. Except someone—or something—wants the past to stay buried...and will do anything to keep it that way.

    Tonya Burrows

    Tonya Burrows wrote her first romance in 8th grade and hasn't put down her pen since. Originally from a small town in Western New York, she’s currently soaking up the sun as a Florida girl. She suffers from a bad case of wanderlust and usually ends up moving someplace new every few years. Luckily, her two dogs and ginormous cat are excellent travel buddies.
    When she's not writing about hunky military heroes, Tonya can be found at a bookstore or the dog park. She also enjoys painting, watching movies, and her daily barre workouts. A geek at heart, she pledges her TV fandom to Supernatural and Dr. Who.
    Connect with Tonya at: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Google + | Pinterest | GoodReads

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    Book Review- Married for Christmas

    Book Review- Married For Christmas by Noelle Adams

    Married for Christmas (Willow Park, #1)

    When I found this book I thought "oh good a Christmas book." not really caring what genre it was. It turns out it is a Christian Romance. Now having never really taken interest in that genre I may not have picked it up if I had known. Not that I am against them, I am Christian. (We will not go into religion!) 

    With all that being said, I really enjoyed this book. At first like all books, I felt it was a bit boring for the set up. Then....nothing really big happened yet for some reason I was hooked! I couldn't stop reading it. There was nothing that stood out that kept me reading, it just captivated me and I had to know what happened. I read this book in 24 hours.

    As for the Christian undertones in this book, it did not slap you in the face with a bible. It did not push beliefs on you. It was simply centered around the church. 

    One thing I did find a bit odd in the story was the swearing and then the profuse apologies for it.  I felt like that was a bit put on. I know swearing is frowned upon, but I don't really think that friends that close would have been disappointed if there were a few s-bombs or f-bombs that slip every once in a while. I felt like that could have been taken completely out. 

    I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars! 


    Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Wordless Wednesday!

    A day without words in an industry where words create worlds sounds like fun to me!! I decided to participate in Create With Joy's fun idea. 

    Happy Wordless Wednesday, dear friends! It’s time to share your favorite family-friendly photos – with or without words – at the friendliest party in town!

    Tuesday, December 2, 2014

    Inspiration Tuesday!

    Inspiration Tuesday via Little Bits of Wisdom

    Little Bits of Wisdom: Charming, Delightful Proverbs to Remember and Enjoy

    Tuesday is a great day to have little inspiration strike. The day after dreadful Monday. The day that there is still three more days until the weekend! So here's another quote to help you through the week!