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The Yoga Club

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Book DescriptionChatting it up with bendy WASPs is the last thing on Coco Guthrie’s mind during her 8:30 a.m. yoga class. Having made her fortune as the world-renowned inventor of Butt-B-Gone derriere cream, Coco still doesn’t feel like she belongs among the upper class— until she attends the swankiest Halloween soiree in Greenwich, Connecticut, where three of her fellow morning yogis shared her brilliant idea to appear as Sarah Palin. Soon it’s clear that a love of stretching isn’t all this accidental sorority—which includes a single mom with echolalia, an entertainment reporter who charms the pants off handsome stars, and a drama-prone producer with a taste for drag— have in common. When the four mischievous Sarahs wander away from the party to sneak a peek at the mayor’s neighboring estate, they are stunned to find him adorned in leather and latex, and rolling up a woman’s body in a Persian rug. To make matters worse, someone has spotted the spying Palins. Someone who threatens to …

River’s Call

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Book DescriptionAnna Larson's daughter, Lauren, is confused, brokenhearted, and misguided. It's the turbulent 1960s and feeling alienated from her mother, Lauren chooses to stay with her paternal grandmother. However, repelled by the woman's manipulative and spiteful ways, Lauren returns to her mother, the river, and the Inn at Shining Waters.Book ReviewYou may recall that it was fairly recently that I reviewed the first book in this series, River’s Song.  This book picks up where the last one left off.However, even though I did read the first book prior to reading this one, I honestly feel that you can read them as stand alone books as well.  But I really suggest reading them in order.  You will definitely get much more enjoyment out of them.The story is compelling and I loved revisiting all the characters that I fell in love with from the first book.  I certainly hope that she is planning on writing more in this series.  I want to find out what else happens to Anna and L…

The Dublin Destiny

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Book DescriptionCan an introverted ugly duckling be God's perfect match for the most eligible bachelor in town? Running from imminent danger back home, shy, awkward Irishwoman Rylee Shannon flees to small town, USA, forced to live under the protection of unfamiliar family friends. Prompted to protect her, the McLellans arrange the marriage of Rylee and their son, Patrick, one of Georgia's most prominent and handsome doctors. Willing yet hesitant, the two marry. But bound by her wallflower personality and unruly looks, she fails to make any connection with Patrick. While Patrick is away on a long-term medical mission trip, crossing off days until the annulment, Rylee is determined to change—both inwardly and outwardly—to win the affections of her husband. Battling rumors and echoes of her past, she wins over Patrick's family and friends with her amiable personality and perpetual state of embarrassment. Patrick returns home to find his wife transformed into a beautiful, conf…

Wicked As They Come

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Book DescriptionHave you ever heard of a Bludman? They’re rather like you and me—only more fabulous, immortal, and mostly indestructible. (They’re also very good kissers.) Delilah S. Dawson’s darkly tempting debut drops her unsuspecting heroine into a strange faraway land for a romantic adventure that’s part paranormal, part steampunk . . . and completely irresistible. When Tish Everett forces open the ruby locket she finds at an estate sale, she has no idea that a deliciously rakish Bludman has cast a spell just for her. She wakes up in a surreal world, where Criminy Stain, the dashing proprietor of a magical traveling circus, curiously awaits. At Criminy’s electric touch, Tish glimpses a tantalizing future, but she also foresees her ultimate doom. Before she can decide whether to risk her fate with the charming daredevil, the locket disappears, and with it, her only chance to return home. Tish and Criminy battle roaring sea monsters and thundering bludmares, vengeful ghosts and croo…

Dancing on Broken Glass

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Book DescriptionAn unvarnished portrait of a marriage that is both ordinary and extraordinary, Dancing on Broken Glass takes readers on an unforgettable journey of the heart. Lucy Houston and Mickey Chandler probably shouldn’t have fallen in love, let alone gotten married. They’re both plagued with faulty genes—he has bipolar disorder; she, a ravaging family history of breast cancer. But when their paths cross on the night of Lucy’s twenty-first birthday, sparks fly, and there’s no denying their chemistry. Cautious every step of the way, they are determined to make their relationship work—and they put their commitment in writing. Mickey will take his medication. Lucy won’t blame him for what is beyond his control. He promises honesty. She promises patience. Like any marriage, there are good days and bad days—and some very bad days. In dealing with their unique challenges, they make the heartbreaking decision not to have children. But when Lucy shows up for a routine physical just shy …

Dawn of Angels

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Book DescriptionLeft by her mother at a young age, Kyra has grown-up in the foster system, leaving her angry and hateful towards the world. The only person she can trust is Hammond, her case worker who has watched over her since the time her mother left. When Hammond places Kyra in a foster home located in a small town, strange things begin happening and Kyra starts unraveling the mystery of her past. When Kyra’s life is threatened, she is saved by an angel, her guardian angel, Ashur, who falls from heaven to save her. Together, Ashur and Kyra must figure out why her life is in danger and stop a strange cult from bringing about the end of days.Book ReviewThis book was a very quick read for me.  It was an interesting read, but it wasn’t completely compelling.  In other words, it wasn’t a book that I just didn’t want to put down.  However, it was a book that I didn’t mind picking back up again.  So I guess you could say it was an average rating book.The characters were likeable.  I actu…

The Forever Girl

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Book DescriptionSophia Parsons’ family has skeletons, but they aren’t in their graves... Solving the mystery of an ancestor’s hanging might silence the clashing whispers in Sophia's mind, but the cult in her town and the supernaturals who secretly reside there are determined to silence her first. As Sophia unknowingly crosses the line into an elemental world full of vampire-like creatures, shapeshifters, and supernatural grim reapers, she meets Charles, a man who becomes both lover and ally. But can she trust him? It’s not until someone nearly kills Sophia that she realizes the only way to unveil the source of her family's curse: abandon her faith or abandon her humanity. If she wants to survive, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom. Book ReviewThis was the first book that I have read by Rebecca Hamilton.  I am totally in love with this book!!First off, I was completely engrossed right from the beginning.  My family was a littl…

The Orphan Sister

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Book DescriptionClementine Lord is not an orphan. She just feels like one sometimes. One of triplets, a quirk of nature left her the odd one out. Odette and Olivia are identical; Clementine is a singleton. Biologically speaking, she came from her own egg. Practically speaking, she never quite left it. Then Clementine’s father—a pediatric neurologist who is an expert on children’s brains, but clueless when it comes to his own daughters—disappears, and his choices, both past and present, force the family dynamics to change at last. As the three sisters struggle to make sense of it, their mother must emerge from the greenhouse and leave the flowers that have long been the focus of her warmth and nurturing. For Clementine, the next step means retracing the winding route that led her to this very moment: to understand her father’s betrayal, the tragedy of her first lost love, her family’s divisions, and her best friend Eli’s sudden romantic interest. Most of all, she may finally have found…

Chilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat

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Book DescriptionChilling Tales from the Porcelain Seat shares true tales of the strange and unexplained horrors and hilarity associated with the porcelain god. The book features commentary by the stars of SyFy's Ghost Hunters, who are certified Roto-Rooter plumbers by day, and paranormal investigators by night. Some stories are funny, others so frightening they just might scare the you know what out of you.Book ReviewThis was an interesting book of short stories about mishaps dealing with plumbing issues.  There were some stories that were completely hilarious like “A Sticky Surprise”.  While other stories were just plain out disturbing.One of the things I really liked about the book was that there were hints and tips throughout on how to keep your plumbing in tip top shape and what not to do.  So not only was the book amusing, but helpful as well.I just wished that Jay and Grant were featured more in the book.  They put their picture on the front cover, but they are really in the…

The Genie Ignites

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Book DescriptionGirl meets genie. They fall in love. Girl gets killed. Genie gets cursed. Three millennia later, she’s reincarnated as a smart, somewhat sardonic 21st century editor who can’t remember the great love of her existence. The genie however, will never forget her.Bethany O’Brien is a 21st-century woman with a career, ambition and bills. She has no recollection of how she once felt about a nearly 4,000-year-old genie named Zubis who suddenly invades her world, but he certainly remembers her. In a previous incarnation, Bethany was an important temple priestess who apprenticed to the djinn. Zubis, powerful and alluring, is infuriatingly bemused by Bethany’s skepticism. Once upon a time, he vowed to love her forever and has no plans of breaking his vow. And although the priestess she once was had been taught that a romance with a djinni must never be, Bethany gradually realizes that her love for Zubis cannot be forgotten. Along with the returning glimmers of her past life, Beth…

FireSong

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Book DescriptionWhat would you do if your country church was hit by a rogue tornado during services? What if wild winds unearthed the bones of a missing parishioner in a nearby wheat field? Now add the discovery of heroin in your elderly minister's bloodstream.  The Genesee Valley is in chaos. A new batch of drugs is on the street, endangering local students. The local salt mine collapses due to illegal mining practices. Watering holes turn to brine. Crops are dying. Tempers are short. To top it off, the new salt mine lies directly over ancient Indian burial grounds, bringing anguish to local tribes and inciting riots. When Gus LeGarde is thrown into the middle of the mess, he knows life has finally gone berserk in East Goodland. Join Gus as he's lured into a bizarre network of underground tunnels where he discovers the shock of his life and potential links to the Underground Railroad.Book ReviewThis was the first book in the Gus LeGarde mystery series that I have had the chan…

A Searing Wind–Contact: The Battle for America

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Book DescriptionIn the eagerly awaited third installment of the Contact: Battle for America saga, New York Times bestselling authors W. Michael and Kathleen O’Neal Gear richly portray a clash of cultures and a native peoples’ struggle to protect their world. Set against the tragic war sparked by Hernando de Soto’s brutal invasion of the American South, A Searing Wind heightens the historical action in this series hailed as “magnificent” (Andrew M. Greeley) and “exciting, skillfully crafted, and fast-paced” (Publishers Weekly).Black Shell is an exile, banished by his people for his cowardice in battle. To his fearsome patron spirit, Horned Serpent, however, he is imbued with the courage and keenness to stop the Kristiano onslaught. He and his beautiful wife Pearl Hand have fought them from the Florida Peninsula through the very heart of native America. A trader by profession, Black Shell now dedicates his soul to destroying the invaders, with their impenetrable armor, their swift, enor…

Fire in the Sky–Contact: The Battle for America

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Book DescriptionAn itinerant trader and outcast from his tribe, Black Shell was swept into the Spirit World and returned a transformed man. Now, carrying his white-feathered trader’s staff, he devotes his life to a sacred mission that only the tall, beautiful Pearl Hand—his lover, confidant and wife—truly understands. Black Shell has seen what the incomprehensibly violent, shining-armored invaders are capable of doing to his world and knows that if his people are to survive, he and his “Orphans,” a small band of fierce warriors, must kill as many Kristianos as they can. After being fought to a standstill by the courageous Apalachee Nation, de Soto has changed his tactics. He will employ promises of peace to accomplish what cannot be achieved by violence alone. Lured by a young man’s tale of gold and aided by an arrogant princess’s treachery, he makes his way through the beautiful southeastern landscape. One by one, the ancient Nations fall victim to his lies as rulers and commoners al…

Coming of the Storm

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Book DescriptionBlack Shell, an exiled Chickasaw trader, is fascinated by the pale, bearded newcomers who call themselves "Kristianos," and not even the wise counsel of Pearl Hand, the extraordinary and beautiful woman who has consented to be his mate, can dissuade him. It will unfortunately take a first-hand lesson in the Kristianos' unfathomable brutality for Black Shell to fully comprehend the dangers that these invaders pose to his people's way of life. While his first instinct is to run away with Pearl Hand, somewhere the Kristianos cannot find them, Black Shell has been called to a greater destiny by the Spirit Being known as Horned Serpent. With Pearl Hand by his side, Black Shell must find a way to unite the disparate tribes and settlements of his native land and overcome the merciless armies of de Soto, which will stop at nothing to attain wealth and power. Book ReviewThe Gears did a great job with researching this book.  Very few books are written from the …

The Mark of Perillius: Sinexia, Book One

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Book DescriptionSINEXIA is a bastard world that never should have existed. Its birth was an accident. Born of war and anointed with savagery, its lands were conquered by magicians, monsters, and creatures that some would revere as gods or demons. Just as Earth holds Sinexia's Origin, Sinexia holds the fate of the Earth. The Sinexia series chronicles the events that bind Earth and Sinexia. Read them and become engrossed in the tales of honor, love, despair, and action that cycle in a ring of creation and cataclysm. The Mark of Perillius follows the adventures of a young orphan who inherits the powers and abilities of his fabled ancestor. He is taken from the only normalcy he has ever known and tossed into a world of mystery and magic. Once there, he must learn to master his newfound abilities while encountering a host of rich characters, places of wonder, and dire situations.The orphan's name is Emberillius. He begins his journey as a sixteen year oldyoung boy. He must spend ni…

Celtic Woman–Believe

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CD / DVD DescriptionBELIEVE Album Tracklisting:1.  Awakening  
2. Nocturne
3. Sailing 
4. Mairead Solo - The Foxhuter
5. The Water Is Wide
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water
7. Black Is The Colour
8. Follow On
9. Ave Maria (Schubert)
10. Téir Abhaile Riú
11. You'll Never Walk Alone
12. A Spaceman Came Travelling
13. Songs from the Heart(Walking The Night; The World Falls Away)
14. A Woman's Heart
15. The Parting Glass

BELIEVE: LIVE DVD Playlist:1. Awakening
2. Follow On
3. The Foxhunter
4. Nocturne
5. Sailing
6. Bridge Over Troubled Water
7. Black is the Colour
8. The World Falls Away
9. My Heart Was Home Again
10. A Tribute to Broadway
11. Teir Abhaile Riu
12. A Woman’s Heart
13. The Water is Wide
14. Green Grow the Rushes
15. You’ll Never Walk Alone
16. Smile
17. Walking the Night
18. A Spaceman Came Travelling
19. Ave Maria
20. Mna na hEireann
21. Th…

Hidden Wheel

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Book DescriptionWhen an art scene takes root in a pop-up colony called Freedom Springs, micro-visionary Ben Wilfork promotes the giant, autobiographical, 600-square-foot canvases of former chess prodigy and high-end dominatrix Rhonda Barrett using his Hidden Wheel as a bridge to the future before pre-Datastrophe history completes itself.Book ReviewThis was a fun, easy read that took relatively little time to get involved in.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short book.The characters were completely quirky.  The plot was quick witted.  This book took me on a wild ride that was fun.The funky format did take some getting used to.  However, I can see where it totally fit in with the style of the story.


Hidden Wheel (9780983581314): Michael T Fournier: Books

ISBN: 0983581312
ISBN-13: 9780983581314
In conjunction with the Wakela’s World Disclosure Statement, I received a product in order to enable my review. No other compensation has been received. My statements are an honest account of my ex…

Generation

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Book DescriptionThe facts behind the fiction.In 2001 scientists isolated the gene for regenerating damaged organs from the DNA of a South American flatworm. Within five years it had been spliced into the chromosomes of a rhesus monkey, transported through the cell walls by a retro-virus denuded of its own genetic material. Attempting to regrow impaired or elderly tissues, a scientist will one day modify the DNA of human beings by injecting the gene-carrying virus. It is just a matter of time.Before consenting to treatment, you may want to ask a simple question: could there be a situation in which you would want to die but were unable to do so? Journalist Hendrix 'Aitch' Harrison links bodies stolen from a renowned forensic-research lab to an influential drug company.
Aided by Sarah Wallace, a determined and beguiling entomologist, he delves into a grisly world of clinical trials and a viral treatment beyond imagining. But Aitch must battle more than his fear of technology t…

Down and Out in Manhattan

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Book DescriptionDown And Out in Manhattan is the story of life-changing decisions and second chances. When Margaret Maghpye, single and living in Manhattan, is fired from her job she decides to take a bold leap. With the thought of facing another painful holiday season, she exhausts her savings on a Mexican cruise, hoping it will lift her spirits. Having spent her scarred, young adult life making all the wrong choices, at first blush, this seems to be just another mistake of a lonely dreamer. As she struggles to survive shipboard intrigue and entrapment, there's a bright spot when she befriends a fellow passenger, Michael Sanders - an enigmatic recluse with plenty of reasons to keep to himself. But, having felt the sting of heartbreak time and again, Maggie may not be ready to embark on another relationship. When Michael must leave the ship to assist in an emergency, she wonders if their friendship will endure the distance between them, particularly when she encounters a crisis of…

Taste What You’re Missing

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Book DescriptionIn TASTE WHAT YOU’RE MISSING, Barb Stuckey, a professional food developer, explains how everyone can get more enjoyment from the foods they’re already eating. In easily accessible terms and with real-life examples, Stuckey explains the science behind what’s happening in your mouth, nose, and mind when you eat. By understanding the anatomy of taste, you’ll better appreciate food, whether when you’re cooking, or just eating.Book ReviewThis was a very interesting book.  It showed me how little I truly knew about food and taste.  Barb Stuckey is a professional food developer.  This job requires her to have full use of all her senses, especially taste and smell.In this book, she talks about how all the various senses relate to food and eating.  As well as providing various exercises and tests so you can see how each thing interrelates and how you can develop your taste sensation to the fullest.Believe me!  Eating after reading this book is a whole new sensation!


Taste What Y…

The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse

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Product DescriptionCLINICALLY PROVEN TO HEAL AND PREVENT BLEEDING GUMS.The original and best-selling Natural Dentist mouth rinse.  A unique blend of herbal extracts formulated by a dentist for his patients.  Healthy Gums has been subjected to numerous clinical studies and is considered effective treatment for serious conditions by periodontists and dentists. If you have a gum issue or just want to treat and prevent bleeding gums, Healthy Gums is the rinse to reach for daily.  Available in two great flavors: Peppermint Twist and Orange Zest.Active IngredientsAloe Vera Gel 20%PurposeAnti Gingivitis, Prevents Bleeding GumsProduct Review
Coming from a British heritage, I hate admitting but I definitely inherited the bad teeth.  No matter how many times a day I brush, no matter how vigilant I am with flossing, I always get a bad check up when I go to the dentist.My mom actually had her teeth pulled and got dentures WHILE she was pregnant with me.  So it really came as no surprise when my te…

Forever After

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Book DescriptionA fire killed his best friend and his lifelong dream of being a firefighter. The same fire killed her husband and hopes for a family. Can new dreams replace old?Lucas Vermontez was a proud firefighter like his father. Now, not only has he lost his father and his best friend, Zach, in the fire at the Grove Street homeless shelter, but the devoted rookie can no longer do the work he loves after being crippled in the tragic event. When friendship with his buddy’s beautiful widow turns into more, he wonders, what could he possibly offer Jenna? Jenna Morgan is trying to grieve her husband’s death like a proper widow, but the truth is, she never really loved Zach. His death feels more like a relief to her. But that relief is short-lived when she loses her home and the financial support of her in-laws. Now the secrets of her past threaten to destroy her future. Can the two forget the painful past and discover new reasons to live and love?Book ReviewThis book was a little too …

Some Like It Scot

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Book DescriptionShe’s cautious, careful – and about to lose control of her future to a marriage of inconvenience.  So, what can reluctant bride Katie McAuley do?  Easy – let a modern-day Prince Charming spirit her away for a month to his Scottish castle.  There she can take refuge from her overbearing family and finally figure out what she really wants.  But the more Katies sees of Graham McLeod, the harder it’s getting to keep their arrangement strictly business…As McLeod clan leader, Graham had always placed duty to his heritage and people before everything else.  Now with Katie as his “betrothed,” he’s finally satisfied a ridiculously outdated Marriage Pact to wed a McAuley descendant, letting him focus on more pressing matters, like preventing a ruthless relative’s takeover of his home island.  If he could just keep Katie’s courage and honesty at arm’s length, not to mention their all-too-sizzling attraction…Book ReviewI really enjoyed this book.  It wasn’t one of those books that…

John Carter

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So this past Monday, I got to go watch John Carter in 3D!!!!  It was supposed to be me, my friend Krysta, and our friend Pat.  However, Pat couldn’t make it back into town in time.Anyway, I had to wait until today (launch day for the movie) before I could post this.  I have been dying to post it since I walked out of the theater!!  The movie theater was packed.First off, the movie is based off of the first three books in the Barsoom series by Edgar Rice Burroughs.  Yes, that is the same Edgar Rice Burroughs that wrote the Tarzan books.  The first in the series was The Princess of Mars written in 1912.  Now, I am sure you are wondering if a science fiction novel that was written in 1912 could still stand up to the test of time.  YES IT CAN!  WOW!Not only did it stand up to it, it outshone it too!  The actors that they chose to play the various parts were excellent choices.  The guy that played John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is a gorgeous hunk that knows how to act well.There was one chara…

The Call of Sedona

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Book DescriptionAuthor Ilchi Lee’s fascinating personal stories and profound awakenings in Sedona are beautifully interwoven in this book.  His experiences and messages in carious known and unknown vortexes in Sedona are especially inspiring, and they will encourage you to start your own journey of the heart. If you haven’t been to Sedona yet, this book will urge you to come to this blessed land.  If you have been to Sedona or even live there now, this book will only deepen love you hold for the wonders of the land.  Here you will find profound insights about making a true connection with your heart and nature, as well as much practical guidance for experiencing the spirit of Sedona.Book ReviewThis is a truly remarkable, thought provoking and enlightening book.  Not only does Ilchi Lee take you on a journey through the beautiful wilds of Sedona, but on a journey to your innermost self.  Many times we don’t stop to appreciate nature.  And even less times do we stop and appreciate the t…