Thursday, September 24, 2015

Spark Book Blast

Spark
Spark: Seven Fantastic First-in-Series Novels

A collection of seven fabulous first-in-series novels from the Seven Sparks author collective. Dive into these adventurous, fantastical, romantic stories with strong heroines and plenty of action. Seven Sparks books are all compelling reads without explicit descriptions or swearing, making these books perfect for YA readers or anyone in the mood for a marvelous adventure! This multi-author bundle contains more than 2,200 pages of great reading.
Combined, these books have over 800 *5-star reviews* on Amazon, with an average ranking of 4.4 stars.

ABOUT THE BOOKS IN THE BUNDLE:

RUNESUSA Today Bestselling author Ednah Walters (Norse Mythology/Paranormal Romance/Angels & Demons/Clean Romance)
Seventeen-year-old Raine Cooper has enough on her plate dealing with her father’s disappearance, her mother’s erratic behavior and the possibility of her boyfriend relocating. The last thing she needs is Torin St. James—a mysterious new neighbor with a wicked smile and uncanny way of reading her.

FEYLAND: THE DARK REALM USA Today bestselling author Anthea Sharp (Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction/YA Romance/Fae Adventure/Fairytales)
What if a high-tech computer game was actually a gateway to the Realm of Faerie? Jennet Carter soon finds herself battling the Dark Queen, falling for the perfect hero, and trying to save her own world from unspeakable danger!

STARSTRUCKUSA Today bestselling author Brenda Hiatt (Science Fiction/Sweet Romance/Coming of Age)
The middle of nowhere gets a lot more interesting for an orphaned astronomy geek when the hot new quarterback inexplicably befriends her and strange things start to happen: her acne clears up, her eyesight improves, and when they touch, sparks fly—literally! The incredible truth will change her mundane life forever—if she survives!

THE GATEKEEPER’S SONS – Bestselling author Eva Pohler (Greek Myths & Legends/Teen Fantasy/Paranormal Romance)
Fifteen-year-old Therese Mills is heading home in the car with her parents when someone begins shooting at them, sending their car into a lake. She finds the strength to escape, and winds up in the coma that introduces her to the twin sons of Hades… and plunges her into the center of a war brewing between the Gods on Mount Olympus.

SWORN TO RAISENew York Times bestselling author Terah Edun (High Fantasy/Sword & Sorcery/Coming of Age/Action Adventure)
When peasant girl Ciardis is chosen for a position at court, she travels across the empire to begin a new life. To survive, she’ll need to master intrigue, befriend a crown prince, and learn to control magical abilities she never knew existed.

ATLANTIS RIPTIDE – Bestselling author Allie Burton (Mermaids/Clean Romance/Sci-Fi Fantasy/Genetic Engineering)
Pearl ran away from the circus, tired of her adoptive parents’ abuse of her special skills. Unknownst to her, a battle rages under the ocean and each side wants to use her powers for their cause. As Pearl discovers her talents she must choose her destiny – ignore the churning seas or swim into battle.

SAVING MARS – Bestselling author Cidney Swanson (Science Fiction/Teen Romance/Action Adventure)
Jessamyn pilots a ship to Earth to steal food for the Mars Colony at a time when Earth-Mars relations couldn’t be worse. Breaking rules of no contact, Jess falls for Pavel, nephew to Earth’s Chancellor, but when Jess’s brother is captured, she must choose: rescue her brother or her planet?

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fast Five Friday: Comfort Foods


This blog hop is the brainchild of Dani and Jax over at Cover Girls and it's quickly become one of my favourites.  It's fast, in list format and I can participate as much or as little as I want. Which is cool, because sometimes life gets busy.

Today's topic (which I am catching up on) is comfort foods.  I am big on eating when I am upset, that and cleaning so I have a fairly extensive list of comfort foods but I cut it down to my top five favourites.

  1. Homemade Soup - it doesn't really matter what kind but my favouritest is Turkey and Rice.
  2. Ginger cookies
  3. Spanish Rice - just like my grandmother used to make.
  4. Pretzels - I just love salt sometimes.
  5. Smarties

FAST FIVE FRIDAY TOPICS:

May
May 1:  5 comfort foods
May 8:  5 sidekick fictional book characters you adore
May 15:  5 favorite quotes from a book
May 22:  5 things on your bucket list
May 29:  5 childhood cartoons

June
June 5:  5 books you couldn't put down
June 12:  5 cancelled/retired shows you miss
June 19:  5 items you’d want to have on a deserted island
June 26:  5 moments you are proud of in your life

July
July 3:  5 movies you've watched a bazillion times
July 10:  5 autographs you'd love to have
July 17:  5 foods you’d want for your last meal
July 24:  5 things you cannot live without
July 31:  5 favorite days of the year

Don't forget to go by Cover Girls Fast Five Friday post and link up if you decide to participate.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Spring

Spring

Tie dyed shirt
18 CAD - choies.com

Chicwish white skirt
56 CAD - chicwish.com

Kate spade purse
195 CAD - nordstrom.com

Celebrate The Small Things: September 18, 2015



Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

This week has been a busy one but I am celebrating the fact that our routine seems to be finally sticking and everyone in the house is adjusting.  Also that we get to have a fun, family weekend this weekend and enjoy the fall.

What are you celebrating this week?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Throwback Thursday: September 17, 2015


Going back to Fan Expo 2015 and my Gala Fluttershy Cosplay.  I really had a lot of fun with this and enjoyed the day a great deal.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Currently: September 16, 2015

 Currently....

{I read Jamie Morrow's Currently every week and I always want to hop on board because it seems like such a fun way to keep you guys updated on the stuff going on in my life so here I am.}

Loving...

That my kids are happy with their new school, nothing worried me more about moving than the kids not adjusting well to a different school.

Reading...

Touch of Frost by Jennifer Estep, I received this book as part of a YA swap and so far I am really loving it.  Sadly with all the boxes left to unpack my reading time is limited right now.



Watching...

When we moved I also cut the cable as I was paying a small fortune but never home to watch anything so now I am catching up on shows via Netflix and Shomi. Right now I am watching Royal Pains on Shomi, the first time I watched it I missed a whole bunch of episodes so I am really loving it right now.

Listening To...

Right now I am all about Audible, I find something very something about being read to.  It's fantastic for working out too.

Thinking About...

Right now I have the holidays on my mind, moving into a smaller place means that my sister is taking over holiday meals and that makes me a little sad.

Anticipating...

Getting to do more crafts now that I have more time at home.

Wishing... 

The weather would pick a temperature so that my migraines settle down.

Making Me Happy...

I am really enjoying getting to spend more time with my family, I think it's beneficial all around.


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Top Ten Kid's Costumes for 2015

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It’s here! Costume Express has pulled together their list of top 10 kid’s costumes for 2015! It includes Disney’s Descendants, Star Wars, Paw Patrol, Big Hero 6 and more. Check out the full list below to see if your child’s costume is included. Additionally, Costume Express is offering 15% off sitewide with code AFCCXP15 at checkout. Whether your child’s costume is on the list or you find another great costume on the site, be sure to use code AFCCXP15 to save 15%. 

Happy Halloween! 

Top 10 Kids' Costumes of 2015

Disney's Descendants: Kids Mal Isle of the Lost Deluxe Costume

Halo: Kids Master Chief Muscle Costume

Disney Inside Out - Classic Disgust Costume For Girls


Batman The Dark Knight Rises Muscle Kids Costume 12-14

Paw Patrol - Chase Toddler/Kids Costume

Jurassic World Indominus Rex Costume For Kids


Star Wars Darth Vader Child Costume

Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Deluxe Iron Man Mark 43 Kids Costume

Big Hero 6: Deluxe Baymax Muscle Costume For Kids


Avengers 2 - Age of Ultron: Deluxe Kids Captain America Costume

Browse the full selection of all of the hottest costumes for the entire family at CostumeExpress.com 

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Express Yourself: September 14 to September 18, 2015


The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted Bouquet Of Books and Entertaining Interests.  This week's topic is: What book/movie are you planning to read/watch next?

I am really looking forward to reading and watching The Martian, I have heard good things about the book and the movie looks fantastic.




Express Yourself: WIP Playlist


The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted Bouquet Of Books and Entertaining Interests.  This week's topic is: Share a list of songs from your WIP playlist. Not a writer?  Share some of your fave songs at the moment.

My writing playlist is long and varied, I like to listen to a wide variety of music. My top five on my playlist right now are:


    1. Rapunzel By Emilie Autumn

    1. Nothing Else Matters By Metallica

    1. Toxic By Brittany Spears

    1. Genie in a Bottle By Christina Aguilera 

    1. Hold Each Other By A Great Big World



I am slowly catching up on my posts.  I really love some of these topics which is why I am doing them now instead of just moving on.

Monday, September 14, 2015

100 Days of Being Geek Chic and Healthy: Day 5


Day 5: What do hope to learn from this project?


  • The biggest thing I hope to learn from this project is being comfortable in my own skin.  I am well into adulthood and it's only now that I find I am finding friends who accept me and the things I like the way they are.
  • Also I want to work on the whole process of blogging through a challenge and answering questions about myself as that is not something I am very good at.
I am way, way behind on this but moving really threw me off kilter.  The time for catching up on my blogging is now.  Check out the Google Community for more on 100 Days of Being Geek Chic and Healthy.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Today's List: September 13, 2015

My All-Star Authors List:


  • Melanie Rawn
- she writes three of my favourite series which contain many, many of my favourite characters
  • Terry Prachett
- Discworld is one of my favourite series and he wrote DEATH better than anyone.
  • Neil Gaimen
- Such a wide range of writing.
  • Stephen King
- so many fantastic stories
  • Terry Goodkind
- some of my favourite characters in any books I have ever read, so real and so flawed
  • Christopher Stasheff
- one of my favourite fantasy authors, perfectly balanced with all my favourite "happy fantasy" ingredients



Friday, September 11, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things:



Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

This week I am celebrating the kids going back to school and loving their new school.  I couldn't ask for them to be happier.

What are you celebrating this week?


Friday, September 4, 2015

Celebrate The Small Things: September 4, 2015



Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

Looking into the last weekend of summer it's hard to find things to celebrate, the kids are all ready for school on Tuesday but we are still facing more boxes to unpack than ones that have been unpacked. :(

Fan Expo is this weekend and due to time just not being on my side we had to switch up costumes last minute.  Which at any other time would have been easy...with everything mostly still not unpacked it was interesting.  I have pieces to 7 or 8 different cosplays but only can come up with 1 complete one other than my originally planned ones.  At least that doesn't involve full, heavy make up.

What are you celebrating? Are your kids already back to school or like Cat and Ace are they enjoying one last weekend of freedom?