Friday, March 12, 2010

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Giveaway! Dark Deceptions by Dee Davis

A-Tac is an elite CIA unit masquerading as faculty at an Ivy League college. Brilliant, badass, and seemingly bulletproof, the members of A-Tac are assigned to the riskiest missions and the most elusive targets.
Covert operations expert Nash Brennon has spent the last eight years trying to forget Annie Gallagher, his former field partner and the only woman he ever loved. Annie betrayed him when he needed her most, then vanished without a trace. Now suddenly she's back in the game - this time as a suspected traitor and threat to national security.Annie's son has been kidnapped by political terrorists. The price for his life? Assassinate a UN ambassador. When Nash and his group find her, the smoldering passion between Annie and the man she swore she'd never contact again blazes out of control. But can Nash trust her? The stakes couldn?t be higher: Their enemy's endgame is personal, and one false move could cost them their lives.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Quick and Easy Tips to Lose Weight by health and wellness expert Georgina Salgado Chavez is for any person who has been struggling to lose weight and is looking for a permanent solution to keep the pounds off, and intends to boost their health to optimum levels. These tips are as practical as they are easy to do, and they can help anyone feel better, and gain strength, balance and energy. Written in reader-friendly prose, Chavez’s book takes a holistic and modern view of weight loss, addressing stress factors, chemical toxicity, movement and proper nutrition, as well as diet. Whether readers want to shed a few pounds or many, Quick and Easy Tips to Lose Weight is the sensible and effective way to do it.

about the author~
Georgina Salgado Chavez holds degrees in naturopathic medicine, acupuncture and hypnotherapy. Specializing in consultations and lectures, she has been featured on ABC News, iparenting, and more. She lives with her family in Chicago, Ill.

my thoughts~
Quick & Easy Tips To Lose Weight has statics that were shocking to me. The most shocking...Did you know that by age 3 children already have fatty deposits in their arteries? By the age of 12, they already have hardening of the arteries!
All of the tips in this book are common sense, but you have to actually use common sense...I say this because some of the tips, I didn't know about nor had I thought about!
Some of my favorites:
  • #1- Drink water. In the book it explains to you how much water you should drink
  • #12-Laugh. It helps reduce stress and lots of other things.
  • #29-Eat Chocolate. Um, hello! Any tip that suggests eating chocolate at a way to lose weight will always make my list!! According to the book, chocolate has more antioxidants than tea! It also explains which chocolate is better to eat!
So, if your looking for help guide to lose weight, or tips to maintain your currant weight I think this is a great source of information.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Tasty Tuesday...Apple Crisp from Betty Crocker!

I was looking for a recipe for peach cobbler and came accross this recipe on the Betty Crocker site and thought it sounded delicious! Well, I made it over the weekend...IT WAS!! So, if you don't have your own Apple Crisp recipe, try this one!

4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Cream or Ice cream, if desired

1. Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
2. Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients except cream until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
3. Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream.

Or serve it with some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream...I did! Yum!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Blog Tour~ The Bride Collector by Ted Dekkar

FBI Special agent Brad Raines is facing his toughest case yet. A Denver serial killer has killed four beautiful young women, leaving a bridal veil at each crime scene, and he's picking up his pace. Unable to crack the case, Raines appeals for help from a most unusual source: residents of the Center for Wellness and Intelligence, a private psychiatric institution for mentally ill individuals whose are extraordinarily gifted. It's there that he meets Paradise, a young woman who witnessed her father murder her family and barely escaped his hand. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, Paradise may also have an extrasensory gift: the ability to experience the final moments of a person's life when she touches the dead body. In a desperate attempt to find the killer, Raines enlists Paradise's help. In an effort to win her trust, he befriends this strange young woman and begins to see in her qualities that most 'sane people' sorely lack. Gradually, he starts to question whether sanity resides outside the hospital walls...or inside.As the Bride Collector picks up the pace-and volume-of his gruesome crucifixions, the case becomes even more personal to Raines when his friend and colleague, a beautiful young forensic psychologist, becomes the Bride Collector's next target. The FBI believes that the killer plans to murder seven women. Can Paradise help before it's too late?

about the author~
(from the authors website)

Ted Dekker (born October 24, 1962) is a New York Times best-selling author of more than twenty novels. He is best known for stories which could be broadly described as suspense thrillers with major twists and unforgettable characters, though he has also made a name for himself among fantasy fans.
Early in his career he wrote a number of spiritual thrillers and his novels were lumped in with ‘Christian Fiction’ a surprisingly large category. His later novels are a mix of mainstream novels such as Adam, Thr3e, Skin, Obsessed and BoneMan’s Daughters, and Fantasy thrillers that metaphorically explore faith. Best known among these is his Circle Series: Green, Black, Red, White and The Paradise Books: Showdown, Saint, and Sinner.

my thoughts~

Hold onto your seats boys & girls! This book will take you on a ride you will not soon forget! This was the first Ted Dekkar book that I've read, but I've already added a couple more to my TBR pile! I love his style of writing, the plot was fantastic and I look forward to reading more & more from this author!! If you like a great thriller, then you really need to read this book!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. Receiving a copy in no way reflected my review of this book.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

In My Mailbox...

In My Mailbox is hosted by The Story Siren.
If you haven't visited her blog, you should!
A Touch of Scandal
by Jennifer Haymore

The last thing Garrett, Duke of Calton, expects to find while tracking his sworn enemy is the delectable, mysterious Kate. This beautiful servant girl rouses a longing the battle-scarred ex-soldier had never hoped to feel again. But when she turns out to be the sister of the man he seeks, he's convinced he's been betrayed.Kate knows her duty to her family, yet how can she ignore Garrett's powerful pull on her heart? Or the heady temptation of his stolen-and sizzling-kisses? Scandal has followed the duke since the war. Now the greatest shock of all is on its way-the one that can separate Garrett and Kate forever.

Montana Legacy

by R.C Ryan

They're the McCords...three rugged, sexy cowboy cousins who'll inherit the family range--if they seek the treasure hidden on it. But even more precious are the women who can tame their wild hearts...She was the one person who shook Jesse McCord's quiet determination. She was the only one he ever let in, body and soul. Then suddenly Amy Parrish was gone and the oldest McCord cousin devoted his life to the family ranch. Now Amy is back, offering help to Jesse find the McCord gold. Yet Jesse's not about to give her a second chance, and he hopes his pride will protect him from her irresistible charms. But under the wide prairie skies a dangerous, unseen enemy is fast closing in, threatening Amy and Jesse's very lives and the promise of their ...

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