Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

Hey All,

Just wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Day. I am not cooking this year, we are going to my cousins for Thanksgiving. Her husband is an awesome chef and they told me not to bring anything. So Hubby, the Boys and I are going over around 4pm to watch some football, have great food and enjoy being with family.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year... I finally graduated College with my Bachelors in Accounting on the 19th, I have two wonderful boys who make me laugh everyday, and a wonderful husband. There have been some ups and downs this year but for the most part it has been pretty awesome. And hopefully I will pass my CPA exams in the next year and land a job in the accounting field that will allow me to still do everything I do now.

So whatever you are doing for Thanksgiving Day I wish you nothing but the best.

Much Love Always

Monday, November 18, 2013

Winner of the Home for the Holidays Hop

Hey all... So Holy Crud 87 entries... I put them all in Random. Org so the computer could pick a winner.

The winner  From My Blog Stop is..... Drum Roll Please.....

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Thank you all for stopping by and hope you enjoyed the hop.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Home for the Holidays Blog Hop

Hey All,
Welcome to my stop on the Home for the Holiday's Hop. I am excited to share my favorite Holiday Recipe, as when I think of the Holidays I think of food and how my house smells like cinnimon and apples. If you can't tell my Reciepe is going to be Apple Crisp.

I can my own apples (family reciepe) and normally just make the simple crumble top, however if you don't have homemade canned apples that is fine,as this recipe is super easy.

- 4 to 5 medium sized apples I like using HoneyCrisp or McIntosh (great for pies and canning)
            sliced, peeled and Cored (don't want any seeds)
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup all-pupose flour
- 1/2 cup Quaker Oats (or whatever type of Oats you buy)
- 1/3 cup butter softened
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

- Heat oven to 350 degrees
- Grease bottom and sides of 8 inch cooking pan with shortening
-  Place Apples in the pan
- Mix the rest of the ingredants together good
- Sprinkle on top of apples evenly
- Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown and apples are tender.

Serve with vanilla ice cream or put whipped cream on top... Enjoy  

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Review A Very Russian Christmas by Krystal Shannan

For most of her adult life, bodyguards have shadowed Ksenia Sharanov, daughter of a Russian mobster. Her one serious relationship left her broken-hearted when she learned he only sought her father’s power and money.

A ski vacation with her college roommates ends on a terrifying note. Her father’s enemies have been following her more closely than anyone could have anticipated. The mistake will cost a life…but will it cost her heart? Or will she find love in the arms of a complete stranger?

Matt O’Reilly, a retired Marine, generally keeps to himself. Working as a deputy in a small country sheriff’s office, provides just enough seclusion for him to cut himself off from his family’s pity and the heartache of losing his wife. He never thought love would be in the books for him again. Will the sudden arrival of a spunky dark-haired Russian beauty change his mind?

My Review

This is a very quick read but it has so much going on it that you don't feel shorted. I love how connected Matt and Ksenia become in such a short time, throw in a protected dog and you got me.
Ksenia was on vacation with her girl friends and is Kidnapped...On the run from her Fathers Enemies she isn't a weak heroine, she is very strong and is a fighter. I love that about her. Throw in a yummy Former Marine turned small town deputy and you have a hero you will want for you very own.

As I stated before this is a very quick read, which has everything you could want... it has the perfect mix of suspense, action and romance and steamy sex. Only downfall is that for me is the ending is a cliff-hanger, I seriously hope there will be a second book because I love Matt and Ksenia and want to know what happens with them next.

I rate this book 4 out of 5 Genie Lamps 
You Can buy this book on Amazon Barnes & Noble

Waking Sarah Blog Tour

Vegas Mates, Book 3

Council threats and Renata’s deadly attack leave the Vegas pack scrambling to regroup…

Heartbroken over the death of her fiancĂ© and tortured by a voice in her mind that’s haunted her since childhood, Sarah McLain learns her true ancestry after attending her best friend Margaret’s wedding. Can the pack save Sarah from the darkness that threatens to overwhelm her? Or will the wolf inside drive her over the edge before they can show her being a supernatural being is a good thing?

Chris Michaels is in charge of training the new latent werewolves at the O’Hearn mountain inn, now known as Woodhaven. His focus is tested when he finds out the beautiful but sad redhead, Sarah McLain, is his trainee.  The connection he feels to her is strong but not magickal, and his wolf claims it foolish to listen to his human instincts.  Can Chris heal her broken heart in time, or will he lose the woman he knows is perfect for him.

Stop #8 – Excerpt

Bonnie looked up at him and narrowed her eyes. Suddenly he felt very underdressed.
“Go put a shirt on, young man, and I’ll fix you a plate.”
It wasn’t a request. The little woman was ordering him around as if she were his mother.
“You heard her, Chris,” a much more familiar voice snapped from the other side of the kitchen.
“Shi— Mom!” What’s wrong with me today? I’m off my game. “I’m going.” He held up his hands in surrender and whirled, ducking back through the doorway and into the dining room.
Sarah was still at her table, staring out the window. She didn’t seem to notice him at first, but then she turned her head, and her gaze followed him across the room.
“No shirt, no service?”
He stopped, a laugh rolled up from his chest. “Yes.”
A grin spread across her face, and he was sure his heart stopped at least for a few seconds. He wanted to join her at the table, but fear of the mothers in the kitchen kept his feet planted firmly where they were.
“I’ll be back in a minute. Will you still be here? I’d like to eat with you.”
She held up her coffee cup. “Not going anywhere.”
He hurried from the room and up the main set of stairs at the front of the inn.
“You shouldn’t be pursuing her,” his wolf growled. “She’s human.”
Not for long.
“You can’t tell if she’s a mate match until after she turns.”
Sometimes even humans have instincts. Plus, a little flirting never hurt anyone.
“She’s masking her pain. You need to be mindful,” his wolf warned.
I will.
His wolf snorted but didn’t respond.

To be continued tomorrow…

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Meet the Author:
Paranormal Romance author, Krystal Shannan, lives in Texas and is married to the love-of-her-life. They have a spunky young daughter who believes in fairies. Krystal professes to loving shoes, but avoids wearing them at all costs. She teaches in the public schools and writes as much as she can in her free time. If any more spare time can be squeezed from her day, she enjoys reading romance in all genres, but especially paranormal. If it has a 'Happily Ever After', she's on board!

Krystal Shannan
Putting Magick in Romance one Soul Mate at a Time.
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Sunday, November 10, 2013

Happy 238th Birthday United States Marine Corps

Most know that I am a Proud Marine Wife. I have been with my Marine for 14 years we have been married for 10 years... I want to take the time and Wish all the Marines... Former and Present a Happy 238th Birthday. Thank you for your service and for all you do to keep our country safe.

Hubby and I went to the Birthday Ball on Friday so I will leave you with a couple pictures of my favorite Marine and I.

Much Love Always - Jeannie

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Review Uniform Desires Anthology

Six New York Times, USA Today and National Bestselling Authors combine their love of hot military romance, weaving tales of super alpha heroes and the women who love them. They love hard. They love intensely, like everything else in life they do. This is intended as a toe-curling, knee-wobbling read not for the faint of heart as we learn about heroes who put their lives on the line every day.

Infatuation by USA Today bestselling author Melissa Schroeder
To prove her love and save her man, she has to go above and beyond the call of duty

SEAL's Honor by award-winning author Elle James

Two Navy SEALs jeopardize their lives and hearts in a battle-torn land when they vie for the love of one sexy Night Stalker helicopter pilot.

SEAL the Deal by national bestselling author Sharon Hamilton

A SEAL's nightmare of a promise given at his sister's deathbed gives him the woman of his dreams.

Dangerous Liaison by national bestselling author Delilah Devlin

A pampered travel agent escapes through the jungle with an undercover DEA agent when a drug lord mistakes her for a rival's daughter.

Her Forever Hero by bestselling author JM Madden

When the boss's pregnant, unwed daughter needs rescuing, disabled Marine Grafton Parks proves he's still a hero.

Cinderella Liberty by NY Times & USA Today bestselling author Cat Johnson

A weekend liberty leads to unexpected passion between a Marine and his best friend's sister, but he must survive seven months in Afghanistan to get back to her.

My Review
I have to say that I absolutely loved this box set. To me personally there is nothing sexier then a Man in Uniform and this anthology contains a lot of Men in Uniforms. I love all these authors and each of the stories were great reads in their own rights. I read the whole anthology which i will confess took me two days as I had to read in my free time.  There is so much going on in this anthology I honestly believe there is something for everyone in it.  
There is action, romance, steamy sex (which everyone loves), a love triangle, wounded warriors/ disabled veterans, hookups that lead to something more, and  heartbreaks to happy ever afters. The stories in this anthology will make you feel so many different emotions and that is the essence of a great read. Even if you just buy it for one of the authors you will happy with your purchase, as it is only 0.99 cents which is a steal for these authors and their writing.  

I rate this Anthology 5 out of 5 Genie Lamps 

*I received this from JM Madden in return for my honest opinion

You can purchase this Anthology at the following Amazon  Nov 11th, 2013 it is  available for preorder

Friday, November 1, 2013

Winner of October's Contest

Hey all so the winner of October's Monthly Contest has been picked by the handy dandy Rafflecopter.

This Months Winner is.... Drum Roll Please....

Jess Ica D


Krista Startzman

Winner has been emailed... They have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be picked. 

Monthly Contest November

Hello All,

Can't believe it is already November. I have a lot going on this month. I will be taking part in a Blog Hop so make sure you watch out for that... Going to have awesome prize for that. I will be going to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball next week so I will make sure to post pictures of Mike and I. Plus, I also have some great news.

Come November 19th I will offically Graduate from College with my Bachelors in Accounting... Next step is studying for CPA exams.  So that is a huge relief and accomplishment I am proud I can show my boys how important it is to reach for the stars and with hard work you can reach them.

Plus there is Thanksgiving and of course getting ready for Christmas... Only so many shopping days left :)

So for this months contest I am giving away a bunch of swag and other surprise goodies. How do you enter easy... Fill out the Rafflecopter below.

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