Monday, May 22, 2017

The Wedding of the Century

Hey all I'm back, chilling for the weekend trying to get used to no room service, no all you can eat 24/7, fruity and dangerous cocktails, wonderful dining experiences, amazing views, haggling outdoor bazars and amazing all inclusive resort experience.

But I wanted to share a few pics with you all

This was just before final descent into Cancun

This is sunset on the beach right before the bonfire

One of the pools

The view from the main lobby looking out to the ocean

Getting ready in the bride's room

The First Dance as husband and wife

I'll be back to regular scheduling blog posts tomorrow!!!
See you then!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Mother of the Bride break May 18th Through May 22nd

Starting today I'm taking a break from blogging to be mother of the bride

I get to put on my fancy duds and walk the Bride down the aisle

My daughter her fiancé, me and the wedding party are heading south for the festivities

Here's where in the world we'll be

Sunning and Funning 

Sleeping and 


And of course celebrating the marriage of two wonderful people

See you when we return
Wish you were here!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Showcase The Prada Plan 5 by Ashley Antoinette

It's my pleasure to showcase The Prada Plan Volume 5 by Ashley Antoinette published by St. Martin's Press.
ISBN-13: 9781250134493
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The Prada Plan #5
Release Date: 05-16-17
Length: 304pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

In this explosive addition to the New York Times bestselling series, Ashley Antoinette brings you pain, pleasure, love, hate, as YaYa struggles to hold it all together before life blows up in her face, in The Prada Plan 5.
Disaya finally has it all. The man she fought for is hers at last. Her name is Mrs. Indie Perkins and their daughter is safe. Leah is gone. Life is supposed to be good. So why isn’t she satisfied? Why does life suddenly seem so bitter? YaYa’s Prada Plan had worked but with the riches comes pain.
She and Indie have grown apart, and with Parker now a permanent fixture in their lives, Indie is pressured to juggle it all. But YaYa’s patience is running thin. Indie is loving her wrong. Her life isn’t what she wants. Her Prada Plan has changed…and now, it’s time to pursue a plan B in order to get what she really wants…

Unmasking the Earl by Elizabeth Keysian Blog Tour sponsored by Author's Pal

Welcome to my stop on the Unmasking the Earl Blog Tour, feel free to poke around and learn all about Elizabeth and her new novel.
Don't forget to enter the #Giveaway

Meet the Author:

Elizabeth first started writing fiction when she was eight, encouraged to do so by her Head Teacher
father, who needed something to keep her quiet during school holidays. Her favorite topics were mermaids, ghosts, Norman knights and quests, and she illustrated and decorated her own books. She emerged from the world of her imagination to read History at the University of London, after which she spent many years working as an archaeologist and artifact illustrator. She then became a primary school teacher, after which she moved to museum education work, and display and collections management. Elizabeth has been involved in Medieval, Tudor, and English Civil War re-enactment and has enjoyed sword-play and traditional archery, excelling in neither. She lived for seven years on a Knights Templar estate in Essex where she pursued her interest in historical textiles, cookery and medicine. She loves anything to do with the past, and still looks down holes in the ground to see if there’s anything archaeological in them. There generally isn’t. She has written fifteen historical romances since moving to the West of England in 1997, the landscape and history of which have inspired the “Wayward in Wessex” series. Book #1 in the series, “Distracting the Duke”, has recently been published by Entangled Publishing.
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About the Book:

Devastated by the disappearance of his sister, the Earl of Stranraer has gone to extraordinary lengths to find the notorious rake responsible, and enters his household incognito to wreak his vengeance. But his enemy has an unexpected protector—the innocent but headstrong Miss Cassandra Blythe.
Cassie is determined to learn the art of seduction. But she is blindsided by her body's thrilling response to the wrong man—a mysterious servant who shows up at the most inauspicious moments to spoil her lessons in love with warnings of her imminent ruin. When she learns the handsome servant's identity and the reason for his deception, she resolves to help Stranraer, but only if he abandons his vow to destroy his enemy.
The earl is sorely tempted to give the meddlesome beauty a lesson in seduction she’ll never forget. But she turns the tables, and he gets his own lesson in forgiveness…and love.
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Monday, May 15, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Danny Gardner - A Negro and an Ofay

I love new to me, debut authors and crime drama and I get to check off all three with Danny Gardner chatting about his brand new release A Negro and an Ofay.
Danny's publicist AuthorGuide is sponsoring the giveaway details below.


ISBN-13: 9781943402670
Publisher: Down and Out Books II, LLC
The Tales of Elliot Caprice Book 1
Release Date: 05-15-2017
Length: 280 pp
Buy It: Amazon/ B&N/Kobo/IndieBound

In 1952, after a year on the run, disgraced Chicago Police Officer Elliot Caprice wakes up in a jailhouse in St. Louis. His friends from his hometown secure his release and he returns to find the family farm in foreclosure and the man who raised him dying in a flophouse. Desperate for money, he accepts a straight job as a process server and eventually crosses paths with a powerful family from Chicago’s North Shore. A captain of industry is dead, the key to his estate disappeared with the chauffeur, and soon Elliot is in up to his neck. The mixed-race son of Illinois farm country must return to the Windy City with the Chicago Police on his heels and the Syndicate at his throat. Good thing he’s had a lifetime of playing both sides to the middle.

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Friday, May 12, 2017

**GIVEAWAY** Interview with Pamela Wechsler - The Graves

Today I'm interviewing new to me author Pam Wechsler about her new release, The Graves. 
Be sure and enter to win a copy for your library, details below

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: Abby Endicott #2
Release Date: 05-02-2017
Buy It: Amazon/B&N/Kobo/IndieBound/Audible

Abby Endicott, the chief of the District Attorney’s homicide unit in Boston, returns in the heart-racing follow-up to Mission Hill. Things are looking good for Abby: she’s top pick to be the next District Attorney, and her musician boyfriend Ty has moved in, despite her upper crust family’s objections. But a serial killer is on the loose, and with two college-aged girls dead and another missing, time is running out. When the sons of a prominent government official are linked to the murders, Abby pushes back, stopping at nothing to find justice for the girls. This time, the killer could be right under her nose, and she may be the next victim.
In The Graves, former prosecutor turned television writer Pamela Wechsler delivers a tense and enthralling Boston-set thriller about the intersection of power, privilege, and justice.

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The Graves by Pamela Wechsler
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sophia Rose Reviews - Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Caio Bella today we're basking in the Tuscan sun courtesy Sophia Rose.
Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes
Publisher:  Broadway Books
Published: 9.2.97
Pages: 320
ISBN-13:  978-0767900386
Rating: 4
Format: Trade Paperback
Source: Self
Sellers: Amazon B&N

GoodReads Blurb:
Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion.