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Book Review-Taken by Surprise-Valerie J Clarizio

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

It took Clare three years to realize that the man she was engaged to was no darn good. Not only had she caught him with two other women--but he was becoming somewhat violent. She takes off to Iron City to her grandparent's old house. She is meaning to start her own practice and work as a parole officer part time if she can get a job. She begins to meet people she knew from way back then. Of course none of them look the the same!

Someone is trying to kill off people she knows. Her Ex shows up in town and is harassing her. Will the murderer ever get caught? There are 4 women who sign up for therapy sessions---but their stories are almost similar--what in the world is their story!!

This was a very fast read for me and think it will be for you as well. Twists and turns will keep you guessing--then guessing again!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

Everyone is shocked when Clare Ulster leaves her rich and handsome fiancĂ©, chucks her well-to-do Milwaukee city life, and moves into her grandparents’ old homestead in the remote Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The quiet small town of Iron City is just what she needs to get her life in order and learn to stand on her own. No men needed! Unfortunately, disaster follows her. Unable to let her go, her abusive, cheating ex- fiancĂ© finds his way to the U.P. and sets out to make Clare’s life more of a living hell then he’d done in the past. Additionally, Clare’s alleged involvement with the Fire Chief, aka, town player, lands her in a world of trouble with his ring of female admirers, sending her on a dangerously chaotic adventure including murder and kidnapping. With Clare's life in danger, irresistible Police Chief Jack Ricco will do whatever it takes to keep their newest resident safe. Will Clare and Jack be able to survive the deceptively peaceful Iron City?

Read a Chapter or Two Here

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

She's lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.

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Healthy Cooking Giveaway-1-US-Ends 11/5 @s8r8l33

Monday, October 22, 2018

Healthy Cooking Giveaway Ends 11/5

Welcome to the Healthy Cooking Giveaway!

1 winner

Host by: SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways

Co Host for this giveaway is Michigan Saving and More

As a diabetic (type 2) I am always looking for ways to spice up my foods and keep those carbs LOW--it is not always as easy as you might think!
The Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking is a book that I definitely have to get. That along with some diabetic friendly spices are included in this giveaway. If you are diabetic or know someone who is (especially if they or you are not fans of bland foods) it would make sense for you to get right down there and fill out that giveaway form


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Tex-Mex Diabetes Cooking

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Book Review-A Bed of Wild Roses: Flowers of the Aristocracy (Untamed Regency Book 1) -Jackie Williams

This is definitely light hearted and funny! Lord Algernon Barclay always seems to be "saving" Lady Felicity--from a very young age. She managed to get trapped in a box during a game of hide and seek--luckily he found her--she gave him a kiss and his best friend happened in at that exact second---he punched him. He was her brother and had a trigger temper! Then they got older and it got worse---These two Lords were on again off again best friends--and all because of Lady Felicity!!

Between all that happened Algernon and Felicity were forced to get married--but someone was trying to kill him or her?

I especially loved the ending---and I think you will too--Algernon finally gets to punch out his friend!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

A Bed of Wild Roses. Flowers of the Aristocracy. (Untamed Regency Series)

A Regency Mystery Romance.

An innocent kiss might not have sealed her fate. Even a scandalously slippery jelly could be explained away. But revealing one’s long hidden charms to the local nobility can only lead Lady Felicity into marriage or ruination.

How could a childhood game become so complicated? How could a dessert behave so decadently? And how could his own shrubbery become so untamed? Caught between debt, honour, and Felicity’s more than irate brother, Lord Algernon Barclay’s immediate future can only lead in one direction. Straight into a parson’s noose.

But even while reconciling themselves to their fate, a killer stalks. Amid attempted murder, thieving relatives, and renovating an impoverished estate, will they surrender to their shared attraction, or will Algernon’s stubborn heart convince her to give up and leave him.

This light-hearted Regency mystery romance is suitable for ages 16 and above due to sensual love scenes.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

I was born in Essex England during the mid sixties but I missed all the fun. Being only young I assumed that all Beatles were six legged creatures and Flower Power was something to do with the vigorous way my mother kneaded the bread dough.

My wonderful parents brought me up with a huge love of books. We read anything and everything. Bedtime stories were a treasured time of adventure and mystery. My sister and I sat wide eyed in wonder and to this day I worry about Dinah and Dorinda being pricked with pins because they grew so fat, and I never pull faces at the a waning moon (or was it a waxing one?) just in case my chops stay that way . (The Wind On The Moon)

I began reading romance while still at school. The fuel for many a teenage fantasy leapt from between the covers of wildly romantic books and my passion still lingers now for all those dashing, dark haired heroes.

My own beautiful daughter persuaded me to write my first romance. She enjoyed the resulting tale so much that she shared it with her friends and I eventually published A Perfect Summer as an ebook on amazon.

But I have discovered that this writing bug is not easily stopped. It has turned into a grand passion that I just cannot hold back. Ideas come flooding in the strangest of places. While driving the car, when choosing ripe avocados in the supermarket, even during sweaty sessions at the gym, far too many for just one book and so I began another and then another. Eight years and twenty-five books later I am still nowhere near done. Book 26 is on its way and only just the other night I woke from a wild and wonderful dream with yet another plot fully formed in my head.

I hope you enjoy all of my efforts and I look forward to your comments and reviews.

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