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Valentine Countdown Blitz With Rafflecopter Giveaway Beginning 1-29-18

 

 

 

 

SHHH! WE ARE HAVING A PARTY:  12 DAY BOOK BLITZ

 

 

Valentine's Book Blitz
Valentine’s Book Blitz

 

 

12 DAYS OF CLEAN ROMANCE BOOKS BLITZ BEGINNING JAN. 29, 2018 THROUGH FEB. 10, 2018

 

 

IT’S GOING TO BE FUN WITH 12 TWELVE AUTHORS PRESENTING 12 BOOKS; COME AND JOIN IN.

 

EACH DAY A NEW BOOK AND AUTHOR WILL BE FEATURED IN THE VALENTINE’S BOOKS BLITZ.  MAKE SURE YOU CHECK BACK EACH DAY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN.

  

 

SPONSORED BY LOVING THE BOOK: 12 DAYS OF CLEAN ROMANCE BOOKS BLITZ

 

 

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Loving the Book

 

 

 

REMEMBER THE DATES, CHECK BACK EACH DAY FOR A NEW AUTHOR, PROFILE, AND BOOK WITH CHANCE TO WIN THROUGH RAFFLECOPTER!

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I Will Be Gone Until Dec 20, 2017

Hi Everyone

Just dropping you a note to let you know I will be out of state from the first week in December  to December 20, 2017.  I have scheduled reviews which will post as usual while I am away.  I am visiting my brother in California and looking forward to a wonderful visit.  Prayers would be appreciated as he has medical issues.

All of you have been wonderful subscribers this year and I am looking forward to 2018.  Hope you have started your Christmas shopping.  Have a wonderful Dec.

 

Vera

The Foodsaver Sous-Vide Cookbook By Isabelle Dauphin

 

 

The Foodsaver Sous-Vide Cookbook By Isabelle Dauphin
The Foodsaver Sous-Vide Cookbook By Isabelle Dauphin

 

Please take Notice: This review will appear in a different format than reviews for novels.

 

Contents of The Foodsaver Sous-Vide Cookbook

In The Foodsaver Sous-Vide Cookbook, Isabelle Dauphin, creates an informative book of cooking with the Foodsaver and Sous-Vide system.

As well as explaining why you need the Foodsaver Sous-Vide in your kitchen, she includes many tips for the home cook. Dauphin unlocks the potential of your Foodsaver and provides pro-tips for professional results. Dauphin’s industry tested tips are geared towards making your life easier using her system.

Emphasizing this cookbook is the only Foodsaver Sous-Vide Cookbook you will need, she then proceeds to tell you what Sous Vide means. I will clarify, Sous vide is French for “under vacuum”. This system is

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Request For Help With Benefit by Christian Author Kari L. Trumbo

 

REQUEST FROM

Kari L. Trumbo

Historical Christian Romance Author

 

 

A benefit for James “Ticky-Man” Bailey.

 

 

My godson James, aged four and a half, was diagnosed with DIPG, Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, about a month ago. Since then, he’s struggled with losing mobility on his right side and has gone from incredibly articulate to struggling with communication. The tumor affects breathing and blood pressure. It almost exclusively occurs in children. He has to undergo daily radiation treatments. It is for this reason that this week, from 7/23/17 to 7/29/17, I am donating every cent of my royalties to the Bailey family.

I have set up a page where you can select any of my available books, so shopping is easy.

If you have all of my books, or aren’t interested at this time, I’ve also included the GoFundMe link. If you simply can’t help right now, can you share this with others? Clicking on either image will take you to the page and you can share directly from there. Thank you in advance for your help.

DIPG is currently a terminal diagnosis, but any funds remaining will go to fund research for DIPG.

Thank you.

Kari L. Trumbo

 

From the GoFundMe page:

If you ever met James he would steel your heart in a minute with his uplifting personality and his charming wink. He brightens any room with his contagious belly laugh and fearless attitude. On June 29th our world came crashing down around us when we received the news that our beautiful 4 1/2 year old boy was diagnosed with Diffused Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). This is a rare, inoperable brain tumor which is found on the Pons region of the brain stem. This is the part of the brain which controls many critical functions including breathing and blood pressure and this kind of tumor occurs almost exclusively in children. Unfortunately due to its rarity scientists do not know what causes the DIPG tumor, have a cure or even a better treatment option than radiation to this region of the brain. Because of the DIPG tumor the left side of James body has been effected, making it very hard for our once fiercely independent boy to walk on his own as well as use his left arm and hand. It has also effected his speech. James, who once had a very advanced and articulate vocabulary has now slipped backwards in his communication and fights to speak he way he once did. We are strating a fund to help with medical expenses and will be donating the remaining funds to help in the research of DIPG.

Benefit will run from July 23, 2017 – July 29, 2017. Click on the cover of any of the books below for more information. If my books are not your cuppa joe, here is a link to James’s GoFundMe page.

 

ABOUT KARI L.TRUMBO

Author

I am an author of Christian Historical Romance novels. My first series, Western Vows is comprised of a prequel Forsaking All Others, then To Honor and Cherish, For Richer or Poorer, and To Love and Comfort. The settings are Kansas and northern Minnesota/Canadian border. If you are a lover of historical romance, especially clean historical romance, please follow my newsletter to be updated on what is coming!

Kari Trumbo is one of four authors in the best-selling Cutter’s Creek series. She writes Christian Historical Romance and is a stay-at-home mom to four vibrant children. When she isn’t writing, or editing, she home schools her children and pretends to keep up with them. Kari loves reading, listening to contemporary Christian music, singing when no one’s listening, and curling up near the wood stove when winter hits. She makes her home in central Minnesota with her husband of almost twenty years, two daughters, two sons, three cats, and one hungry wood stove.

Look around the site, pull up a comfy chair, and steep a cup of tea. My favorites are blueberry and chai. Leave me a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

 

 

 

 

 

Legal Notice:  The above provided at request of Kari L. Trumbo.  This site is not affiliated with the benefit, the family, or author in any way nor received any benefit/compensation from the fund-raiser or any one associated with the event.

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My Presto Pressure Canner Cookbook By Skip Plemmons

 

 

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My Presto Pressure Canner Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE:  The format for My Presto Pressure Cooker Cookbook review will be different than the reviews on standard romance/mystery/fiction novels.   Author Skip Plemmons, gives a wonderful outline of his association with pressure canning.   Valuable information to aide in your adventure is contained in the preface.  Consequently, please read the preface in its entirety.

 

I am a long time owner of a Presto Canner Pressurer Cooker.  I found this book a wonderful addition to my kitchen.  Meanwhile, I found myself licking my lips as I read these recipes.  Had I obtained this book when I purchased my presto pressure canner, I would have had many recipes to try and more canned items in my pantry.  As

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Podcast: Feb 25, 2017

Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann’s new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through January. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK’S BEST SELLING AUTHOR…

CHARLENE HARTNADY!

National bestselling author, Charlene, lives on an acre in the country with her husband, three children and an array of pets including a snake.

In her spare time you can usually find her typing away frantically on the computer completely lost in worlds of her making. She is an avid believer that it is the small things that truly matter like the feeling you get when you start a new book or a particularly beautiful sunset.

Charlene likes to write bite stories her readers can sink their teeth into.

Listen on Itunes (Subscribe so you never miss an episode! It’s FREE!)

Podcast Dec 30, 2017: Elizabeth Grace

 

 

 

Elizabeth Grace

 

 

 

Ever wondered about the personalities behind your favorite books? Victoria Danann’s new podcast with Riley J. Ford has an incredible lineup of authors booked through January. No question is out of bounds. Check it out!

THIS WEEK’S BEST SELLING AUTHOR…

ELISABETH GRACE!

 Link December 30, 2017:

TUNE IN:

USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a hot spot for alpha males and a soft spot for happily ever afters. She lives outside of Toronto, Canada with her husband, two small children, and killer cat. Her theory is that Satan himself spawned the white furball. She’s almost always eaten a chocolate bar before 10am (don’t judge) and has a mild, but healthy obsession with model David Gandy. ?

If you’re a lover of romance novels, hot sex in obscure places, alpha males, and a little LOL on the side than you may enjoy her work!

Itunes link:

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Hog Killing Day On The Farm By Vera Mallard

 

STOP:  IF YOU ARE AN ANIMAL RIGHTS ACTIVIST, EMOTIONAL, OR TENDER-HEARTED, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS POST.  THIS IS THE DESCRIPTION OF THE SLAUGHTERING OF HOGS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION AS IT WAS DONE ON FAMILY FARMS ALL OVER THIS COUNTRY FOR MANY DECADES!

 

This article is written from my memories as a child.  I wish I could take a trip back to experience it all over again.  Before too long, no one will remember the way of life I will describe because those of us who lived it will be gone.  Few in the our country carry on the traditions of raising and slaughtering their food.  Believe it or not, those lovely packs of chickens, steaks, and pork chops, ready for you to buy and cook, started their life on a farm somewhere.

 

This is the story of one day of life on our farm.  We were poor country people; no different than anyone else in our small community.  We grew what we ate and shopped at a country store on credit for what we could not grow.  The thought of jumping in the car to grocery shop for our weekly groceries, never crossed our minds.  The Winn Dixie, A&P, Food Lion nor any other major chain existed in our small town; they were many years in the future.

 

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The pork and beef you buy in those beautiful packages at the grocery and meat market has to be slaughtered and packed at a processing plant.  We did not have this luxury when I was a girl.  We had to slaughter and process our own meat to feed the family.

 

 

Above photo is free public domain

 

 

DAYS BEFORE “HOG KILLING DAY”:

Dad had to gather everything he would need for Hog Killing Day and have it ready and waiting.  He placed all the wash-pots where they needed to be, tables setup, gun and shells ready, the scalding vat was ready for use, water hoses to wash out the gutted hogs, 50 lb bags of salt for pickle, lard stands, ham box ready, and he had wood for the fires. Mom gathered all the knives, pots and

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Life On A Tobacco Farm By Vera Morton Mallard

This article is written from my memories as a child and teenager. I wish I could take a trip back to experience it all over again just for a day.  Before too long, no one will remember the way of life I will describe because those of us who lived it will be gone.  Rural farms are disappearing just as King Tobacco has disappeared.  Now, instead of growing tobacco, the land sets forlorn or is growing houses, condos, apartments, or mobile homes.

 

 

 

Life on a tobacco farm was hard back-breaking work.

I grew up in the South during a time when tobacco was King.  Everyone we knew grew, harvested, and cured tobacco in eastern rural North Carolina.

It was our cash crop and the only way of making a living for our families.  This was before we knew how harmful tobacco products were to our health.

We rose early on the farm when tobacco season was in full swing.  My father would rise around 4 in the

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How Do You Define Success?

vera at hoover dam

Success:

We each define success differently.  For me it was removing all the spammers from my blog.  What a nightmare that has been.  I have installed security measures that hopefully will stop them.

Who knew what a problem spammers could cause.  It is now clean and fresh.  Some of you will have to

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How Cold Can It Become; It’s Tuesday January 19, 2016

It is So Cold

Well, folks, here on the crystal coast the temperature dropped to 18 degrees last night. Cold is an understatement.  Ivera at hoover dam am starting a new book for review today, The Skeleton In The Closet by Angie Fox.  As everyone knows,  she is a very talented author.  I love her books and can’t wait to read this one.

I hope to post the review by week’s end, that is, if live doesn’t interfere.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday yesterday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.  Did anyone do anything special?  Give us a shout out!

Will post again later this week with process.

 

Hello Everyone

This week I am in Raleigh NC with my hubby, attending a conference for his job.

I am reading a wonderful book by Brad Meltzer. If you like a good political thriller, then Meltzer is your man.  Murder, old secrets, a President that is not fit for job he is so disgusting, political intrigue, a secret organization, betrayal by friends, this book has it all.  I hope to finish it either today or tomorrow and will post asap.

I hope to post a recipe for the round up I use on Friday. I found it on the internet, but can not remember the site it was on.  It works very well.  If anyone recognizes the recipe and it is yours or you know the site it came from, let me know and I will post credit.

I am trying a new DIY toothpaste also, I don’t want to post this until I have tried it for a few months as it is supposed to cure cavities, yes, you read that right, well, we will see as I have one a tooth.

I am off to read some more of the Meltzer book.

 

 

 

 

 

Hello World

How is everyone on this HOT HOT Wednesday?

I am late with this week’s review because the book I was reviewing had editing problems. Soooooo, I gave up, it was too distracting. Good story but pages were in the wrong places and other things.

I have started a new book and hope to have it up before the week ends.

Stay cool, remember to hydrate as much as possible in this heat.

Wear light color clothing (at least thats what my mama always said)

Remember our pets are just as hot as we are, leave them plenty of water and place them in a shaded area if you cannot bring them inside. Check on them frequently and, as always,  have your vets phone number handy in case it is needed.

 

Hello World

I hope all of you are doing well on this wet Friday. Rain, Rain go away! As you see below I finished my latest book, sorry for the delay, we were all over everywhere this week with doctors and therapy. I hope you enjoy the review.  The book was very good. I will be reviewing a horror anthology next week. So get ready to be scared.

Nascar races this week, Yahoo!  Go Junior!!!!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Vera

Hello Everyone

I started a new book today.  Due to doctors appointments the next several days, I can’t post my review as quickly. I will post as soon as possible.

Nascar race was good yesterday.  My boy, Junior did not do very well, but, hey, that’s ok he’s still my man.  Just one time I would love for the radio announcers to call the televised race. I love how excited the radio broadcasters get calling the race, can you imagine seeing what they call! No, I can’t put the radio on the tv, it’s too big and it would drive me crazy to hear the race from one part of the room and see it in another.

I need to make more shampoo and hair conditioner, I will post those recipes soon. I also make a good hair spray, very simple and works great for pennies rather than dollars. I will so post a few sites for lots of DIY recipes.

 

It is time to make my DIY weed killer, works great, I will also post that soon. Only thing I have found it will not kill is poison oak and sumac.  Boy, poison oak and sumac are tough.

Will post again soon

vera

 

 

Hello World

Hi everyone,
Finally its Saturday. I watched the Xfinity Nascar Race today from Dover. It was a good race. Looking forward to tomorrows race with the big boys. GO JUNIOR. yes I am one of the Junior Nation!
Finished my latest book, Finally His Bride, the review follows.
My next book is a little longer than some, it will take me a little longer to read, but it sounds like a goody.
See ya next time.
vera

Welcome World

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog. I will be reviewing books that I have read. I hope to find books that will also interest you as well. I hope to also post on lots of DIY projects and recipes in the future.

I am a reviewer for Reading Alley, Netgalley.com and post to OnlineReadingClub.org

THIS IS MY FIRST BLOG! We will publish this blog together, you with your comments, and I will implement your great comments and suggestions.

This blog is a work in progress, please bare with me, lots of great stuff will be coming! Bookmark me and return frequently for the latest.

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