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My Daily Schedule--or How I Finish Almost ALL Threads on the Same Day!!

Friday, December 9, 2016

There is a method to my madness--and no I don't write down a schedule--it is by this time embedded in my brain, so much so that if I deviate a bit I can get all confluffled (not a real word but accurately describes what happens)!!

First: I update my What's Up With Miki's Hope with any new giveaways or book reviews. I also delete those giveaways that ended the day before.

Second: I go into facebook and add any book or other reviews to comment groups. I do try but I don't always get those threads finished until the next day--hey I'm human!!

Third: I go through all the prior days threads and the threads that people have put links in and like, tweet, plus them.

Fourth: Back to What's up at Miki's Hope. I pull up MY Google, Twitter and Facebook. I enter all the posts I will be promoting for that day on all three of them.

Fifth: Back to facebook. It is now pretty easy to get what I want promoted in ALL the threads where I participate. Any that have snuck in before I do this--get tweeted, liked, plused. As a result--all entries before mine are completed!!

Sixth: If I have done a book review--I post the review portion only on Amazon, B&N and Goodreads--then tell whichever Author that it is done.

Seventh: Back to sleep for a while!! Remember that my cat, Baby, deems it necessary that I get up and feed her somewhere between midnight and 2 AM!!

Eighth: Wake up again and attempt to put my giveaways in others linkys--I sometimes fall short with this task as well!!

Throughout the rest of the day, in-between working at my bookkeeping clients or taking my Mom to wherever she needs to go, or reading a book that I will be reviewing-I try to go through all the threads so that when Baby starts to NUDGE me that it is bedtime--I am pretty much finished!!!!!!


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Sharing The Love of Books and Audio Books Linky-Pre-Orders New Releases Free & Bargain Books

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sharing the Love of Books

Enjoy our selection of New Releases / Free & Bargain Books this week

Authors please feel free to add your own books

Readers please free to add your own finds

(any genre except erotica welcome)

This weekly link up is hosted by Beck Valley Books & these awesome book loving blogs...


 Leels Loves Books | IrishdaisylovesRomance | Book Babble


It's My Side of Life | Celticlady's Reviews | First Time Mommy Adventures 


Beck Valley BooksCinnamon Hollow Reviews


Miki's Hope | Nicki's Nook


Ebook Addicts | I Love Romance |


Totally Addicted to Reading | 3 Partners in Shopping | Angie's Angle I Create Purty Thangs | Wishful Endings | The Brown Bibliophile


Lynchburg Mama | LibriAmoriMieiAli - The Dragon Slayer | Wondermom WannabeDeal Sharing Aunt

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(Strictly no Erotica please.  Steamy romance is fine but watch those covers people, incase any underage child is viewing it!)

Here is this weeks awesome selection!

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Come back and check out the new selection every week x

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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-ALEXIS: Midlife Journey Series-Dianne Harman-Ends 12/21

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

This is quite the departure from the cozy's Dianne Harman usually writes--but it sure hit home with me! Although never heavy enough to require gastric bypass surgery (thank heavens) I have struggled with weight my entire life as well as other issues. I remember when I lost 60 pounds and all of a sudden my then boss and coworkers were all saying how great I looked--a double edged sword--what did they think about me before I lost weight?

Of course my boss did not gift me with gastric bypass surgery for a Christmas bonus--but that is what happens to Alexis! This book hits all the emotional gamuts that can go with a total change in your appearance. To have that happen when you are in your 50's--well--that is really life changing.

You will cry and be happy for Alexis as she struggles to reinvent her entire self and deal with what made her so over weight to begin with!

I would personally like to thank Dianne for NOT putting any recipes in this one that I normally can only dream of indulging in.

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Seven time Amazon All Star author with her latest book in the Midlife Journey Series.

When her boss gives Alexis weight loss surgery as an early Christmas bonus, it sets in motion a string of events no one could have foreseen. With the surgery comes the realization that anything is possible from losing weight, working out, a complete makeover, a new wardrobe, to men in her life for the first time. Each step is terrifying as time after time she's forced to get out of her comfort zone because of all the changes taking place.

As the Alexis package becomes more appealing it brings with it an exotic sports car, a glamorous face and body, and a chance at love. But when the ex-wife of the man she falls in love with wants to reconcile with him, Alexis' hard fought midlife victory becomes a nightmare, and she resorts to returning to what used to work for her when she didn't want to deal with her feelings - food. Is she doomed to live a life of unhappiness or is there a happy ever after for her?

You can't read about Alexis' trials and tribulations without rooting for her every step of the way. Although her midlife journey forces her to come to terms with a lifetime of being overweight, her struggle of dealing with changes in midlife is one every woman will face in one form or another. This is Alexis' midlife journey.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)

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Dianne Harman draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. She's the author of three cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, and Jack Trout. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was recently published. This series deals with events that occur in midlife, such as divorce, death, career changes, children leaving home, etc. She's also the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

A number of books in her cozy mystery series have been designated by Amazon as All-Stars because of their sales, and Dianne has been named by Amazon seven times as one of their most popular authors. Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery book in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors!

Authors Website
Amazon Author Page

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

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Book Review-By Cat or By Crook (A Klepto Cat Mystery Book 20) Patricia Fry

I have read and loved almost every book in this series! This one really has a lot of twists and turns. All of these books can definitely be read as stand alone--but once you read one--you will want to read them all!! Rags, the one and only klepto cat who seems to know just what to steal and when is at it again! There is also a very gentle mixed Shepard who literally saves a little boys life.

If you like totally clean and family friendly books you will love this series--of course a love of animals helps!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Iris continues her refurbishing work at the grand old Kaiser home, but things aren’t going smoothly. Is she being stalked or is she simply spooked by what she hears at night kicking around in the attic? She certainly didn’t expect to hire gravediggers, nor did she anticipate the discovery of a large fortune amidst the chaos and mayhem at the old mobster hangout. Of course, Rags, the klepto cat, is on duty. He helps to reveal some decades-old family secrets and he finds a murderer’s calling card in the most unexpected place.

Read a chapter or two here

Purchase the book here

About the Author: (from Amazon)(picture from her website)

There is a comprehensive biography of Patricia Fry which can be viewed here. This is one interesting woman!


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E-Books (2)-Seaside Hearts-Rev of Seaside Whispers-Melissa Foster-Ends 12/21

Monday, December 5, 2016

My Review

Anyone who reads and loves the books by Melissa Foster knows they can get a bit risque! What I really love about them and why I keep reading them is that they portray real life scenarios. Okay, maybe the knight on a white charger rarely if ever appear in any of our lives--but these books are what daydreams are made of.

Some of you are and most of us know single mothers and what they really go through trying to raise their kids and work-not easy!! Well Mira Savage is just such a woman. Because of what has happened in her life she has big trust issues when it comes to men. Plus she worries about how her son will react if she does date.

Enter Matt Lacroux who has been a friend of Mira's since a wedding where they met. Of course it doesn't help that he lives and works far from Cape Cod--where both Mira and his family live. He truly is a knight in shining armor!! Will Mira be able to get over her trust issues? How will her son react? Is there a happily ever after? You will just have to read this and find out!


Voted Beck Valley Books Reviewers Favorite Mini Series from the Love in Bloom Series in 2014

Featuring a group of fun, sexy, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're funny, flawed, and will have you begging to enter their circle of friends. 


Having a mad crush on her boss's son, Matt Lacroux--an intriguing mix of proper gentleman and flirtatious bad boy--is probably not the smartest idea for single mother Mira Savage. Especially when the company, and her job, is already on shaky ground. But as a Princeton professor, Matt's life is hours away from Mira's home on Cape Cod, keeping him safely in the fantasy-only zone. And as a single mother to six-year-old Hagen, with a floundering company to save, fantasies are all she has time for.

With hopes of becoming dean off the table, and too many months of longing for a woman who lived too far away to pursue, Matt's publishing contract couldn't have come at a better time. He heads home to Cape Cod on a brief sabbatical, intent on starting his book, and finally getting his arms around sweet, seductive Mira. 

A surprise encounter leads to white-hot passions and midnight confessions. The more time Matt and Mira spend together, the deeper their relationship grows, and the love and attention Matt showers on Hagen is more than she has ever dreamed of. But Matt's sabbatical is only temporary, and Mira's not saving his father's company so she can leave it behind. Will their whispers of love be enough for one of them to change their life forever?

SEASIDE WHISPERS is part of the SEASIDE SUMMERS series, and part of the "Love in Bloom" family. Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Available to buy from...... 

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"You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak

"Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely

"With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner

 "Like Nora Roberts, Melissa Foster has captivated me with her fantastic, sexy, romantic stories." K. Winning

Also available in the Seaside Summers Series

Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.


About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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