Lyme Disease-How Much Do You Know?

Friday, January 30, 2015

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Lyme Disease. I don't hear too much about it anymore but before it became prevalent my Mom got bitten by a tick when walking my dog back in the 80's! It took a long time to figure out what was wrong with her back then. She was really sick at the time. With all of you always writing about how you walk, hike and run I thought that this should be put out there. Click on the link below and find out more-just keep hitting the arrow-it is a slide show type presentation.

This following sent to me by author Lawrence W. Gold MD. (my favorite Medical Mystery Author)

This is a real, but controversial medical problem. Too many "doctors" and "labs" trying to cash in on a serious disease.

(Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.)

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Book Review-Murder at Jade Cove (Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery Book #2)-Dianne Harman

What a wonderful series this is! This is the second book in the series and I loved it every bit as much as I did the first. You can see my review of Kelly's Koffee Shop here Dianne Harman knows how to write a clean cozy mystery which will not only keep you guessing but will have you smiling as well.

Kelly has a tendency to keep her fingers crossed when promising not to help her finance (Mike the Sheriff) with his cases. At least she always has her dog-a big well trained Boxer with her! She is still cooking up a storm at her restaurant and now brings stuff home for Mike to eat. She also uses some of those delicious baked goods as an excuse to visit where she is not really supposed to be--at least not for the reason she is really going there.

This can be read as a stand alone but there is a continuation from the first book and you really don't want to miss any of the fun!! The recipes are again featured at the end of the book!!!!!! Now waiting for Book #3-I just have to find out how the newest addition (a gift) gets along with the Boxer!! And besides there is still a wedding to attend!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Was it the environmental activist enamored with spotted owls, someone from the local Native American tribe, Jeff’s son, Jeff’s wife, or his wife’s lover? Join Kelly, the owner of Kelly’s Koffee Shop, her boxer dog, Rebel, and her fiancé, Mike, the county sheriff, as they try and catch the person who killed Jeff Black.

Well, it’s not as if no one wanted Jeff dead. He had enemies. There were a lot of people who didn’t want to see his property turned into a commercial hotel and spa. Finding suspects won’t be hard to do, but finding out who killed him will be. No one would ever nominate Jeff for the “Most Popular Citizen Award.” This is going to be a nightmare for Mike. I wonder how I can help him, Kelly thought.

Murder at Jade Cove is another mouth-watering Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery with recipes and a surprise at the very end!

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About the Author: (from Amazon)(Picture from Twitter)

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 yoga and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world, most recently dividing her time between Huntington Beach, California and Sacramento, California, where her husband was a Senator. An avid reader, Dianne brings the richness of her life experiences to her novels, Blue Coyote Motel, Coyote in Provence, and Cornered Coyote - all of which are available now in the Coyote Series. She is also the author of Tea Party Teddy and Tea Party Teddy's Legacy, California political novels.

Being a dog lover and having attended cooking schools all over the world, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs - and her first cozy mystery, Kelly's Koffee Shop was written. It is #1 on the culinary cozy mystery list and #3 on animals. Her second book in the Cedar Bay Cozy Mystery series, Murder at Jade Cove, will be published soon..

An Award Winning Bestseller, Blue Coyote Motel was selected as a quarter finalist in Amazon's Breakthrough Novel Award contest, Goodreads Psychological Thriller of the Month Book, and e-thriller Book of the Month. Blue Coyote Motel and Coyote in Provence were finalists in Chanticleer's CLUE awards contest.

Blue Coyote Motel is a suspenseful love story which begins in the barrios of Southern California and spans the globe in such diverse locations as Provence, South America, and the Himalayas. The beautiful Latina, Maria, and her husband, Jeffrey, a scientist fired from a prestigious laboratory, struggle to build a new life in a remote Southern California desert area as owners of the motel.

Along with the anti-aging hormone, Jeffrey invents a "feel-good" wonder drug to help Maria with her depression. As Jeffrey becomes insane, he begins to experiment with the wonder drug. Six wayward travelers, including an alcoholic priest, a couple who own gold mines in Brazil, a depressed widow, a struggling salesman, and a Native American pediatrician, find themselves spending the night at the small motel. The next morning they wake up feeling better than ever. Has Jeffrey's miracle drug delivered? Or is the nightmare of addiction only beginning?

Coyote in Provence and Cornered Coyote complete the trilogy which spans the globe and introduces a character, Slade Kelly, a loveable irascible private eye, who many say has become their favorite literary character. The Mafia, food, wine, art, Provence, courtroom drama - all find a place in these books.

The Teddy saga is a multicultural romance set against the political background of California. It's the story of Nina, whose husband succumbs to the power of his office. Bigoted and biased, the ultimate irony occurs when she becomes romantically involved with the founder of the Republicans for Latinos, and in the process, discovers herself. The story continues in Tea Party Teddy's Legacy, a conclusion to Tea Party Teddy in the form of a novella.

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No Rest for the Weary

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Yesterday I made it to my client and managed to do an entire years input plus what was left of 5 other companies for 3 months each in 4 1/2 hours. No easy feat and my arm feels like it is ready to fall off at the shoulder! Today I have to drive out to Long Island and input another clients work--also almost one years worth. Do I have a choice? Not really.

I actually had a book review ready to go up on my blog today--I changed it to tomorrow. I generally go for comments but I wasn't even able to finish those from yesterday--hopefully by this evening. AND I forgot to put one up for comments so maybe I will put that one in one group only which I managed to miss altogether yesterday. I feel like I am moving around in a fog.

I did receive a product at my door yesterday which is for a review/giveaway. Since it was for my cat I was able to get that one together-you will see it the 31st. I really do like the product!! On 2/12 one of the books I reviewed which everyone seemed to really like will be going on sale for .99. I am trying to decide if I should get that ready-I will probably also put the little ad box on the right side of my blog (if I remember). Since I am not an affiliate of any of the book places whe ever you see something like that from me it is because I really liked the book and let's face it--everyone needs a bargain and I like helping out the authors who I truly like!!

I seem to be rambling here so I will get going now and see if I can get some posts into threads and my giveaways into linkys before I fall asleep again. I give myself 2 to 3 hours (it is 12:30 am-Baby woke me up-she was hungry)--then sleep for another maybe 2 to 3 hours before I have to really start my day.

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E-Books-Flames of Love (5)-WW-Rev of Dreaming of Love-Melissa Foster-Ends 3/1

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Another winner from Melissa Foster. This one is a bit steamier then most of the others-but then it takes place in Italy! Emily has been a workaholic for many years now. She wants to find someone but never has--besides she has 4 big brothers who are way too over protective. When Wes-her oldest brother takes matters into his own hands and decides it is time for Emily to finally take a vacation to Italy--off she goes. Emily is an architect who specializes in "green" architecture. She has always wanted to go to Italy to see the buildings there. She has her itinerary for the entire trip planned out--but that is Emily.

The minute she arrives at what we might term a B&B she meets Dae and they hit it off immediately. They seem to be perfect for each other and Dae knows he is in big trouble--he does not want to lose her-but he is a demolitionist--how is a "green" builder going to take that in stride?

Meanwhile the house he has been asked to demolish just happens to be a legend in the area-they call it the Wishing House. There is a BIG olive tree that grew right into the side of the house.

Will they be able to reconcile their differences and allow the deep and abiding love they feel for each other flourish? Or will the "Wishing House" tear them apart? This is definitely for 18+ readers but if you have a couple of romantic bones in your body you will love this novel.


Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.

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

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. 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 and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

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Home Flooring-A Buyers Guide Infographic

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Do you know what kind of flooring you need in various parts of your home? Do you even know all the options out there? You really have to be sure because flooring is the one item you will not be changing too often. You want to make sure that what you choose is what you want and that it will last a long time. The infographic below will help you with this very important decision.

Infographic - Home Flooring Types

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The EXTREME Craziness GOT SOMEWHAT WORSE! (as of 1/27 1AM EST)

I am sure all bookkeepers, accountants and the like are feeling it right now as well--it is time for P/R quarterlies, 1099's W-2's and multiple other forms that the government seems to need by a certain date. SNOW--no one can get to their clients-at least not in the snow bound regions of the country. PHONE--I don't know if I mentioned it but I had spent about 2 hours on the phone the other day because of ICE talking one client through manual payroll calculations so she could email to her accountant so they could do the forms for her. I did make it to my client yesterday (Monday) but did the minimum and got back home before the snow started falling-I even made it to a food store. I was feeling pretty good--until the PHONE rang. It was the client I was supposed to see today (Tuesday). I managed to talk her through doing the payroll forms on Quickbooks-no easy feat since one she was petrified and two she probably didn't really want to do it. Three hours later and she still has to PHONE me back today to finish one or two other forms. Have I ever mentioned I dislike phones intensely?

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I usually try to finish all threads on Facebook the same day I enter them--I had no choice yesterday and left some comments for this morning (no problem-there is 48 hours to finish that thread). For some strange reason Baby let me sleep this morning-I woke up by myself at 1 AM-------to FACEBOOK NOT WORKING--according to the message--they are working on it!!

Until next time---------------------

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