Friday, May 31, 2013

For The Lover of Mythology Giveaway Hop


Hey All,
So I am super excited to be part of this hop. I love Mythology and own many books about Greek,Roman, and Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. When I orginally went to college I planning to be a History Teacher and focus on Ancient Civilizations and Medieval History. 

My love of Mythology started when I was about 4 years old when my Dad came back from a tour in Egypt(he was in the Army), he brought back beautiful items;Jewelry, Oils, Egyptian Cartouche necklaces and so many stories. He would give history lessons at my school (as I got older) when were learned about Egypt and Ancient History, He would bring all the goodies He brought back from Egypt. My friends would tell me I had the coolest Dad, which i agree with to this day. I found my love of Roman and Greek Mythology when I was about 8 and we were living in Italy, I wanted to know more and loved how Greek and Roman history is intertwined.  In my house hubby is the American History Buff and I am anything and everything Ancient Civilization based.

For my book part of the hop I am going to introduce you to Krystal Shannan's Pool of Souls Series....

Blurb
Intrinsically woven into the fabric of human existence, Aphrodite, Titan Goddess of Love and Passion, dedicates herself to matching soul mates. 

Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin missed their original chance to bond when Ares, God of War, took control of Robert's career ten years ago. Their souls have naturally pulled them back together for a second chance at love, but...How far will the gods go to get their own way? 

Will divine influence create another perfect match or will it tear them apart forever?

The first book Open House:Pool of Souls is currently free on Amazon...Your gonna want to snag it up because My Prize is related to this Series
Click the link to get this currently free book from Amazon Open House:Pool of Souls Book 1

Anyway enough about me... You want to know about the prizes... So the grandprize for this Hop hosted by Book Lovers Hideaway, Buffy's Ramblings, and Close Encounter's With the Night Kind is.

The Grand Prize Consists of the following :
$45 Amazon GC or $45 worth of books at TBD
ebooks from Patricia Bates
a prize from Lisa Beth Darling
an ecopy of Sunburn by Rosanna Leo
an ecopy of Ain't No Bull by Danica Avet
an ecopy of Remedy Maker by Sheri Fredricks
an ecopy of Mything You by Greta Buckle
an ebook from Tmonique Stephens
an ecopy of Eros First Fix by Dana Littlejohn

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What Can you win From Stopping At My Blog?????

Well There are Four Prizes so that means Four Different Winners...Crazy I know

Two winners will each win a ecopy of Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2 By Krystal Shannan... Gived by me though Amazon. Plus bookmarks from Krystal Shannan,Tina Folsom(signed), and C.L Pardington(signed) all myth based books

Two winners will recieved signed book marks from Tina Folsom and C.L Pardington

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Monthly Contest

Hey All so it is time for June's Monthly Contest... This one is very special.
Why do you ask well... The 3rd of June is my 10 Year Wedding Anniversary. I am very blessed to be married to my Best Friend, Soul Mate, High School Sweetheart  and all around Great Guy. Yes I am gushing again about Hubby, but I can't help it he is pretty damn awesome.


So I wanted to give a book away this month... So ... With no further delays... Here is what you can win this month.

Cloudy With a Chance of Marriage by Kieran Kramer with Kieran Kramer Swag, Some packets of my favorite Earl Gray Tea (My grandma was British and I love the stuff), Lois Greiman cover flat, and a super cute metal bookmark of a cat nappin on books.

So... How can you win this month's Prize...
Well Fill out the Rafflecopter Of course :)
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Super Book Blast Beauty Touched the Beast/ Beneath the Beauty By Skye Warren

Skye will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Certificate to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour and a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn host. 

To Follow the tour and earn more chances to win Goddess Fish Sky Warren Tour  



THE BEAUTY SERIES
Beauty Touched the Beast / Beneath the Beauty
by Skye Warren

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BLURB:
 Beauty Touched the Beast 


 Erin cleans Mr. Morris’s house twice a week, soaking up every moment with the reclusive ex-soldier she secretly loves. Blake Morris knows he’s scarred both inside and out and is no good for the beautiful young woman who cleans his house to pay for college. But when Erin walks in on Blake touching himself and moaning her name, all bets are off.

Beauty Touched the Beast is a short erotic story of lovers finding refuge with each other. Not for those under 18 years of age or those uncomfortable with the subject matter.

Beneath the Beauty


In the long anticipated sequel to Amazon Erotica Bestseller Beauty Touched the Beast, Erin and Blake explore their new intimacy and encounter old enemies.

When Blake receives an offer to return to his alma mater as associate professor, he knows this is his chance to reenter the world—and to be worthy of the woman he loves. Erin wants this chance for him to heal… even if it means leaving her behind.

Beneath the Beauty is an erotic story told in serial format. Don’t miss the sexy initial installment, Beauty Touched the Beast, available now.

Excerpt # 4

“Hey, professor. You have a minute?”

Blake looked up from his desk, a smile spreading across his features. “For you, always.”

Maybe for the first time, she studied him critically. One half of his face was handsome, beautiful even. The other was matted with heavy burn scars from the top of his lip to his temple. His eye was still functional but the shape didn’t match the other side, giving him a lopsided appearance.

She liked everything about the way he looked. The bravery of his military service, the bravery he showed going out into the world despite how people judged him. How precious it was that he’d lived, that he was with her.

Suffused with sudden emotion, she shoved the coffees onto a cluttered file cabinet and launched her arms around his neck. He caught her with an oomph but soon after tightened his embrace into a hug.

“What’s gotten into you?” he asked, laughing slightly.

I’m so proud of you. But she didn’t want to bring it up if he hadn’t heard those girls. He seemed in good spirits. Instead she said, “Missed you.”

“You saw me last night,” he reminded her.

She pulled back, smiling slyly. “And again this morning.”

His eyes darkened, and she felt him thickening against her belly. He was so quick to arousal, always ready for more.

Holding his gaze, she slid her hand down his stomach, taut and flat beneath the button-down and undershirt she’d watched him don this morning. Her fingers crossed the ridge of his belt like it was the damned Rubicon—the point of no return. They were in his office, but they were alone… and damn it, she felt the need to please him. To pleasure him after those ridiculous girls had sullied him, whether he knew it or not. She found his erection, thick and pulsing.

He bucked into her hand, groaning. “Erin. Erin.”

She loved her name on his lips.

“Yes?” she asked innocently. “Is something wrong?”

He gasped out something she couldn’t understand. It didn’t matter. His body told her what she needed to know: the heat beneath her palm, the shudder of his thighs beneath the smooth slacks. God, he looked good in a suit. She almost didn’t blame those girls for their gawking if they hadn’t been so cruel about his scars.

She sunk down to her knees, pushing him gently against the wall. Their bodies blocked the door; no one would be able to walk in and see them. But someone could try, and what would their excuse be for blocking the way? Even worse, if someone outside were very near and very quiet, they might be able to hear the ragged breaths wrenched from Blake’s throat, the rasp of his zipper as she tugged it down, the low groan as she pulled him out, skin-to-skin.

The risk excited her. So different from the safe circle of his bedroom. It felt, somehow, like a declaration. A statement of intent. He’s mine.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Skye Warren writes unapologetic erotica, where pain and sex and love collide. Her books have and has reached the bestseller lists at Amazon and been a Night Owl Reviews Top Pick.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

An Adventure at the Fredrick Book Festival

So I did my first out of state Book Festival... I went to the Fredrick Book Festival in Fredrick, Maryland it was the first year for it. So here is how my day went

I woke up super early and left the house at 2:15 am cause i was worried about traffic and didn't really know where I was going... I live in Fayetteville, NC so my trusty Goggle Maps said 5 hours and 50 minute drive. I stopped for coffee around 5... There was some Mocha Energy Cappuccino Coffee... Didn't know if it truly gave me Energy but It tasted Awesome for Gas Station Coffee lol.

I didn't have any problems till I was just about to Fredrick, Maryland I had a map and my GPS(do not count on GPS as it had me do a U-turn when there was nowhere do do a U-turn) but the phone gremlins finally agreed to let me find my destination after we too a detour in the hills. I saw this stop in this Scenic Stop...




 I am a history Buff and I was not and I quote "Allowed to stop at the Marine Corps Museum without Mike" Mike is hubby for those who don't know. I drove past it twice. It was hard not to stop as it is one of the places we want to go to.

I finally got to the Fredrick Book Festival about 8:45am it started at 9 am... I am one of those who like to be  on time if possible as in my mind it gives me more time to talk to everyone. The day started out with promise, then it got a little chilly... Wasn't prepared for the Maryland weather as I had 90 degree weather in NC the day before.
I stopped at each persons table and chatted it up. I of course started with Ranae Rose and Carrie Ann Ryan as I had gifts for them. It was so awesome to meet them and they were super nice and down to earth. They shared a table with Gabrielle Bisset who was very engaging and I was in total awe. Here is a picture of their totally awesome set up.
I also chatted with Avery Flynn and Elisabeth Staab, they both funny and wonderful ladies. Here is a picture of Me, Avery & Elisabeth

Those are the only pictures i have from the Festival as I was so busy talking with all the wonderful authors and of course I was so excited to meet Joy of Joyfully Reviewed... Confused me at first cause she was missing her bunny ears... But chatted with her later Bunny Ears in all.


I came away with a bunch of books and a bunch of Swag... Some for my monthly giveaways(That's for you followers), some for review, some from just me... Over all it was a great day... Even though i had a 6 hour rainy drive back home... Hubby let me sleep pretty much all day... I am not feeling to good woke up stuffed up, coughing, and having a fever. Anyhow here is a picture of the books and Swag.
Paper Back Books By Elisabeth Staab, Patrice Lyle, Gabrielle Bisset, Carrie Ann Ryan, Antho, PJ Schyder, Rob Gutro, Ranae Rose, & Eliza Knight. I also got a bought a bunch of ebooks:)
This was the first year for the Fredrick Book Festival... I know I plan on going next year.

Much Love Jeannie

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Do You Want To Be A De La Cruz Saga Ambassador?

Invite To Be A De La Cruz Saga Ambassador
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Do you want to be a De La Cruz Saga Ambassador? The De La Cruz Saga Ambassador is amazing, sexy and fun!

Do you want to be one of the De La Cruz primas or primos? Do you also want to role play? The group is starting up! The details are being worked out.

Do you want to see your favorite characters come to life? Do you want to be a part of the De La Cruz Familia? Would you like to party at the club with all the Primos?

We are searching for role players, to become the characters. Who would like to become a hermosa chica or a guapo hombre?

Contact a DLCS Ambassador or a DLCS Platinum Ambassador- Marsha Thomas Berg or Rose Destiny. Let's have a fiesta!!!

The goal of the Ambassador is to introduce the DLCS to readers/friends. The DLCS Ambassador also register's them as Amabassador's 

1. Read the DLCS and love the saga
2. Introduce the DLCS to readers.
3. Join and like the DLCS groups, follow websites, Google+
4. Register new DLCS Ambassadors
5. Use a DLCS book Cover as their avatar
6. Promote the DLCS Ambassador Club Project.

*Advise the readers if they puchase a DLCS ebook, $1.00 of the sale will be broken up into 4 equal parts ($0.25) and will be donated to the following four organizations.


Goal to reach 50,000 Ambassadors (50,00 Ambassador/likes on pages)
Each Ambassador will have the opportunity to win a prize/swag every sixty days.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Review GAME.SET.MATCH by Jennifer Iacopelli

GAME.SET.MATCH By: Jennifer Iacopelli 
Description

Nestled along the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the world's most elite training facility. In this pressure-cooker environment, futures are forged in blood and sweat, and dreams are shattered in an instant.

Penny Harrison, a rising female star, is determined to win the French Open and beat her archrival, Zina Lutrova. But when her coach imports British bad boy Alex Russell as her new training partner, will Penny be able to keep her laser-like focus?

Tennis is all Jasmine Randazzo has ever known. The daughter of two Grand Slam champions, she's hell-bent on extending her family’s legacy and writing her own happily-ever-after...until her chosen Prince Charming gives her the just-friends speech, right before the biggest junior tournament of the year, the Outer Banks Classic.

With a powerful serve and killer forehand, newcomer Indiana Gaffney is turning heads. She’s thrilled by all of the attention, especially from Jack Harrison, Penny’s agent and hot older brother, except he keeps backing off every time things start heating up.

With so much at stake, dreams—and hearts—are bound to break.

My Review

Never thought that a book about Tennis would make me want to pick up a racket and start training... I live in NC and I really want this OXB Training Academy to be real as If I was 20 years younger and played tennis this is where i would want to go.

GAME.SET.MATCH is a fast paced book which centers around three very talented female tennis players Penny, Jasmine & Indy. Penny is the tennis star, Jasmine trying to live up to her parents, and Indy the new girl. They each have their own issues with guys but the story is mostly about Penny and Alex(tennis's bad boy). 

I was drawn to each of the girls and couldn't put the book down i had to know what was going to happen next, between the tennis action, performance jitters, drama (love and tennis drama), and of course budding friendships. 

I think that Penny is just wonderful her and Alex are the main focus relationship wise in this book, and you won't be disappointed. You just want Penny to relax and take a chance on Alex, even if he doesn't deserve it. 

Jasmine & Indy have their drama but that is because they are both so good and with Jasmine thinking that Indy is out for Ted (her best friend and crush) and her spot as number 1. Enter cat fight, and then punishment in the form of doubles. 

When it comes to favorite character I have to say that Indy originally caught my attention in the first couple chapters but I ended up being on Team Jasmine, even though she is kinda snotty at times she seems to have a lot going on then you would think. 



GAME.SET.MATCH is the first book by Jennifer Iacopelli and I can't wait to read more. I do have to say that I hope that Jasmine and Indy either have a combined book or their own books because I would love to read more about OBX Tennis Academy

I Rate this book a 5 out of 5

You can buy GAME.SET.MATCH at the following Amazon Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Book Blast Midnight Special By Tawny Weber


MIDNIGHT SPECIAL
by Tawny Weber





BLURB:

Somewhere on the train is a key witness for a crime involving arson, murder and a high-profile businessman. And reporter Marni Clare will do whatever it takes to get the story—even if it means crashing in a sleeper car that’s she’s not sure she’s reserved. But when she wakes, she finds herself curled up with the man she’s seeking…and he’s hot enough to derail all her plans!
FBI special agent Hunter won’t complain about the wickedly hot blonde in his arms. And maybe it’s the medication he’s on, but he’s even agreed to share his room for the entire journey….
It’s a long trip in close quarters, and within days their berth becomes the scene of some steamy railway romps. But is Marni just having fun…or is she taking Hunter for a ride?




EXCERPT

After a couple of seconds of his death stare, Marni’s smile drooped, then she bit her lip and looked away.

There. He still had it.

The ability to intimidate sweet women. He’d bet he could make babies cry and puppies whimper, too.

“You look grumpy.”

Hunter scowled.

“Really grumpy,” she decided, closing the lid of her laptop, setting it aside and getting to her feet. She glanced at the clock on the wall, then at her watch as if to verify the time. “I’ll bet you’re hungry. We haven’t had anything but coffee in two hours. Want to get breakfast?”

“Look, I can’t do this roommate thing. It was nice enough of you to offer to share, but it’s just not going to work.”

“So you’re leaving?”

“No, you are.”

Her cupid’s bow mouth dropped open and she stared for so long, he wanted to blow on her face to make her blink.

“It’s my berth. I was in it first. Out of the goodness of my heart, I offered to share it with you. So why would I give it up?”

Hunter considered flashing his FBI badge and going the national security route. But he was seriously tired. Tired and sore and empty. He needed a little downtime. He had a week to build a case that would put away the head of one of the biggest criminal organizations on the east coast. He wasn’t going to do that with people bugging him, asking FBI questions and passing him in the hallway muttering “the truth is out there.”



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007.  A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook. 

Readers can check out Tawny’s books at her website or join her Red Hot Readers Club for goodies like free reads, complete first chapter excerpts, recipes, insider story info and much more.  And for a limited time, she has a few open spots on her Street Team!

 Social Links:
Website – http://tawnyweber.com
Midnight Special link:   http://tawnyweber.com/books/midnight-special/ 

Purchase Links:
-    Amazon
-  Harlequin
-    Powells

Tawny will be awarding a bookmark goodie package to one commenter at each stop (bookmark, signed cover flat, post it pad, magnet) and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon / BN (or other bookstore of the winner's choice) GC to one randomly drawn commenter during this tour and her other Book Blast on May 9th.




Saturday, May 11, 2013

Finding Hope:Pool of Souls 2 By Krystal Shannan

Finding Hope: Pool of Souls 2 By: Krystal Shannan

Description

Warning: The plot thickens with a passel of pissed off Olympians. Ares and Aphrodite are in for a double dose of trouble! More Olympians join the mix in Finding Hope: Pool of Souls Book 2. A jewel addict, a kick-ass possibly-virgin huntress, and an insatiable ancient oracle are just a few. But don’t worry; Ares and Aphrodite are still front and center.

Addison Connelly has given up on men. She is disappointed yet again when her best friend tries to play matchmaker, and the match falls flat…or does it? Her friend knows all Addison needs is a chance, a little hope, and maybe a dropkick in the right direction. With an extra push from Aphrodite, will this lonely soul learn to trust again? Or will she run from the only man who could make her happy?

Adrian Colter, Nashville Police Detective and certifiable bachelor, puts his foot in his mouth in a big way when his roommate’s fiancĂ© tries to match him up with her best friend. After making a horrible first impression, can he earn the trust of a woman who won’t speak a civil word to him? 

Adrian isn’t the only one trying to earn the trust of a beautiful woman. While Ares fights to rebuild the trust he lost thousands of years ago with the Goddess of Love, his parents do what they do best —show off their greed and selfishness. Will he find the hope and forgiveness he so desperate seeks or will his parents destroy his chance at happiness?

My Review

Finding Hope has me loving Aphrodite and Ares even more.

There are major trust issues between them and of course Ares Parents (Hera and Zeus) are meddling in things they don't understand. We find out how Ares broke Aphrodite's trust and I can not express how i was like OMG no way. Its pretty good. This book continues with Aphrodite connecting soul mates and this time it isn't so easy as she does have to ask for a little help with Addison and Adrian.

Addison is a firecracker I love her, she is the type of best friend that all girls want to have. That poor girl goes though so much in such a short time. Lost, Doubt, Kidnapping,and so much more. 

Adrian is cocky and doesn't think before he speaks i love how Addison puts him in place. He is afraid of being set up with a no brained ditz who loves nothing but looking good and shoe...Yeah Addison isn't like that at all. He doesn't know how to express himself and finds himself putting his foot in his mouth a lot.

Then there all the craziness that is happening cause of Hera(Evil Heifer) stealing something that doesn't belong to her. Causing Aphrodite to grow weak and Ares to become pissed(Not a good thing for his minions). Athena is introduced in the book and I have to say I love her,She really steps up and is kinda awesome.. I want to know more about her. 

This book has everything Soul Mates, Hope, Ass kickin, Steamy Sex, Action, Drama... I couldn't put it down. 

Krystal did not leave me hangin to bad in this book(Thank you)... She gives you an idea about what is next for Ares and Athena... Have to say I Can not wait for the next book..Because if what i want to happen is gonna happen..Oh Happy Day. 

I Rate this book a 5 out of 5

You can buy this book at Amazon B&N



ARC Review Their Twisted Love By Amelia James

Their Twisted Love By Amelia James


Description 
Alex has everything he wants. He loves the power that comes with his job, and fooling around with his boss provides the illicit kink he needs. He's in charge and trusts no one.

Will should've learned something from his disastrous past, but he's distanced himself from everyone who loved him, keeping the pain in protective custody. He has no use for entanglements.

Talia has a new man, safe and secure—and boring as hell. She won’t sleep with him until she knows she wants only him. But she can't forget, or forgive, the men who indulged her wildest fantasies and violated her trust.

They're happy apart... until Alex's case forces them back together, and Talia discovers she still craves both her former lovers. Can only one love her enough to satisfy her twisted desires and provide the stability she needs?

Sometimes, the wrong reasons are the only reasons.

My Review

Warning... This book is smoking, has graphic language isn't for anyone under the age of 18... Just saying.

Their Twisted love is book 2 of the Twisted Mosaic series and follows Talia, Alex, and Will. If you haven't read book 1 Her Twisted Pleasure, you should because Talia is out for revenge in this book. 

OK so I have to say I don't really care for Talia's actions in this book... Yes she was used, yes she doesn't know what she wants...She just rubs me the wrong way. I understand she has a new boyfriend and she is trying to "be good"... Yeah that doesn't last long(at least she is honest about it)...and Poor Will that guy has it so bad for her and is always the fall back guy... Will Talia ever get her head out of her ass and grow up???  That is the major question in this book.

Alex is smokin he knows what he wants and takes it... In his professional and personal life. He admits he did Talia wrong and tries hard to make her happy. He does everything short of giving her Will to keep her happy and still Talia messes that up.


I do like that Talia and Alex do seem to try and have a relationship and Will puts Talia in her place (finally) and pretty much says no to her, in order to make her grow up and save himself from heartache. I saw growth in the characters and liked that... the sex scenes were smokin also... always a good thing. 


I do have to say I want to read book 3 to see what choices Talia makes because towards the end of the book it seems as if she and Alex had come to an understanding and were actually gonna work out... Enter in Cliffhanger with Will...I need to know what happens with this crazy threesome of characters. 

I Rate this book a 4 out of 5 

* I received this ARC in return for my honest review

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Monthly Contest

Hey all So this is the start of my Monthly Contests... I am sorry I am starting it late... Was waiting on book of bookmarks. I hope that you all will like what i have for you...

For the Merry Month of May I have the follow prize
Included is Swag from J.M. Madden and Character/Book Cards, Sara's Secret Thoughts(Promotional item from Lisa Renee Jones) I saved a couple the rest went to bookstores and to the Fisher House, Signed Jennfer Iacopelli Bookmark, and Krystal Shannan bookmark and book cards... Along with some Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer,teapot shepherds hook bookmark & Oriental Carpet Book Mark. I also might throw in some suprises you never know :)

How can you win this Awesome Prize... Easy fill out the Rafflecopter Below.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Open House: Pool of Souls by Krystal Shannan

Open House: Pool of Souls by Krystal Shannan


Description
Intrinsically woven into the fabric of human existence, Aphrodite, Titan Goddess of Love and Passion, dedicates herself to matching soul mates. 

Rebecca Carol and Robert Corvin missed their original chance to bond when Ares, God of War, took control of Robert's career ten years ago. Their souls have naturally pulled them back together for a second chance at love, but...How far will the gods go to get their own way? 

Will divine influence create another perfect match or will it tear them apart forever?

Novella - 60pgs - Paranormal Romance

My Review

Pool of Souls is a fast read but it is very fulfilling and leaves you wanting to know more. Krystal Shannan is great at doing that... I hate and love how she does that because i don't like waiting as i want to keep reading(smart... very smart lady).
I loved everything about it even though it was this book was about Rebecca and Corvin reconnecting and Aphrodite making sure their souls unite/bond and forever being connected; I have to say Aphrodite and Ares stole the scene.

I loved the inner fighting between Ares and Aphrodite(that girl has some serious power and a wicked temper). There is so much sexual tension between them and they both know how to get each other going.

Having Rebecca and Corvin connect after so many years when both secretly wanted each other in high school, was great. The cheerleader and her tutor both now grown.. throw in meddling gods, minions and a stalker ex you get a great read which never feels rushed or lacking. 

I can't wait to read book two because Aphrodite and Ares burned up the sheets and had me wanting more of them.
I rate this book a 5 out of 5

You can buy this book which is currently free on both





Waiting on Goodies for Monthly Contest and Mountain Pictures

Ok all so i wanted to start my monthly contest today... But the goodies i ordered haven't came in the mail yet... I am going to start the contest as soon as i get them in the mail which should be by Friday. I like having pictures of the items so that people know what they are going to get.


So Monday and Tuesday of this week the family was in the Mountains... It was beautiful and we had a great time visiting with Hubby's Grandma and his Great Uncle Larry & Sunshine. The boys had a blast... On the way back we decided to stop at the Biltmore Estate (OMG it is beautiful) and toured the Winery there too. The boys were so well behaved and i got so many compliments from stangers on how well behaved and handsome my boys were. That makes a mom feel great as some days all they do is fight. So here are some pictures from Monday and Tuesday to tide you over till I get the goodies in the mail.



JonJon, Davey, Grams 

Me and Mikey 


Entrance to the Biltmore Estate


My Boys going to the Biltmore Estate... This place is to beautiful for words



Don't forget to check out the book blast for GAME. SET. MATCH there is a Rafflecounter Contest at the very bottom of that post so leave me some love and check out a new up and coming author. I am kinda bias though because it is set in the Outer Banks of NC.

Much Love Jeannie

Book Blitz GAME.SET.MATCH by Jennifer Iacopelli and a Giveaway


GAME.SET.MATCH By: Jennifer Iacopelli


Synopsis:
Nestled along the coastline of North Carolina, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the best elite tennis training facility in the world. Head Coach, Dominic Kingston has assembled some of the finest talent in the sport. From the game's biggest stars to athletes scraping and clawing to achieve their dreams, OBX is full of ego, drama and romance. Only the strong survive in this pressure cooker of competition, on and off the court.

Penny Harrison, the biggest rising star in tennis, is determined to win the French Open and beat her rival, the world’s number one player, Zina Lutrova. There’s just one problem, the only person who’s ever been able to shake her laser-like focus is her new training partner. Alex Russell, tennis’s resident bad boy, is at OBX recovering from a knee injury suffered after he crashed his motorcycle (with an Aussie supermodel on the back). He's hoping to regain his former place at the top of men’s tennis and Penny’s heart, while he’s at it.

Tennis is all Jasmine Randazzo has ever known. Her parents have seven Grand Slam championships and she’s desperate to live up to their legacy. Her best friend is Teddy Harrison, Penny’s twin brother, and that’s all they’ve ever been, friends. Then one stupid, alcohol-laced kiss makes everything super awkward just as she as she starts prepping for the biggest junior tournament of the year, the Outer Banks Classic.

The Classic is what draws Indiana Gaffney out of the hole she crawled into after her mom’s death. Even though she’s new to OBX, a win at the Classic is definitely possible. She has a big serve and killer forehand, but the rest of her game isn’t quite up to scratch and it doesn’t help that Jasmine Randazzo and her little minions are stuck-up bitches or that Jack Harrison, Penny’s agent and oldest brother, is too hot for words, not to mention way too old for her.

Who will rise? Who will fall?

Told from rotating points of view, GAME. SET. MATCH. is a 'new adult' novel about three girls with one goal: to be the best tennis player in the world.






Author Bio

Jennifer Iacopelli was born in New York and has no plans to leave...ever. Growing up, she read everything she could get her hands on, but her favorite authors were Laura Ingalls Wilder, L.M. Montgomery and Frances Hodgson Burnett all of whom wrote about kick-ass girls before it was cool for girls to be kick-ass. She got a Bachelor's degree in Adolescence Education and English Literature quickly followed up by a Master's in Library Science, which lets her frolic all day with her books and computers, leaving plenty of time in the evenings to write and yell at the Yankees, Giants and her favorite tennis players through the TV.



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