Book Review: Touching Fate by Brenda Drake

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I would like to thank Brenda Drake for this opportunity! She is one of my fave authors but still all views are my own and unbiased.
#1 in The Fated Series
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Aster Layne believes in physics, not psychics. A tarot card reading on the Ocean City Boardwalk should have been a ridiculous, just-for-fun thing. It wasn’t. Aster discovers she has a very unscientific gift—with a simple touch of the cards, she can change a person’s fate.

Reese Van Buren is cursed. Like the kind of old-school, centuries-old curse that runs in royal families. Every firstborn son is doomed to die on his eighteenth birthday—and Reese’s is coming up fast. Bummer. He tries to distract himself from his inevitable death…only to find the one person who can save him.

Aster doesn’t know that the hot Dutch guy she’s just met needs her help–or that he’s about to die.

But worst of all…she doesn’t know that her new gift comes with dark, dark consequences that can harm everyone she loves.

The Empress: Expressing your creativity. As the archetypal Mother of the Tarot, she is known for her power especially feminine power and abundance. Drawing the Empress, signifies a strong and nurturing type woman in your life or a mother figure or it can represent that you need to use your creativity or abundance is on the horizon or a reminder to bebe thankful and blessed for what you have been blessed with or the gifts that you are bringing to fruition.






I absolutely love this kick off to this new series by Brenda Drake. I absolutely love all her books and this one is not an exception. This book was one of the ones that got me through my difficulties that I have faced. I enjoyed the characters and loved the synopsis!😍 I can’t wait to read more of what she comes out with! With being a tarot reader, it made this story that much more enjoyable but would recommend this book to anyone who loves a good YA read.💖

I’m sorry that I still need to catch up on reviews, Loves! I have missed everyone dearly and hope that I really can get back into the swing of things. Last month, I said I was going to get back into blogging again but some illness popped up and prevented that. Thank you guys for always being there! Much Love!



The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC #BookBlitz #BookBirthday #amreading @rararesources

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The Migraine Relief Plan: An 8-Week Transition to Better Eating, Fewer Headaches, and Optimal Health

In The Migraine Relief Plan, certified health and wellness coach Stephanie Weaver outlines a new, step-by-step lifestyle approach to reducing migraine frequency and severity.

Using the latest research, her own migraine diagnosis, and extensive testing, Weaver has designed an accessible plan to help those living with migraine, headaches, or Meniere’s disease. Over the course of eight weeks, the plan gradually transitions readers into a healthier lifestyle, including key behaviors such as regular sleep, trigger-free eating, gentle exercise, and relaxation techniques. The book also collects resources—shopping lists, meal plans, symptom tracking charts, and kitchen-tested recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner—to provide readers with the tools they need to be successful.

The Migraine Relief Plan encourages readers to eat within the guidelines while still helping them follow personal dietary choices, like vegan or Paleo, and navigate challenges, such as parties, work, and travel. A must-have resource for anyone who lives with head pain, this book will inspire you to rethink your attitude toward health and wellness.

PROVENÇAL CHICKPEA SALAD

Makes 8 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Passive time: 12 hours

Budget friendly: Very

Per serving (assuming 1/8 of the dressing is consumed with each serving):4g protein, 12g carbohydrates, 15g fat, 2g saturated fat, 4mg sodium, 150mg potassium, 3g fiber.

We spent my 50th birthday in Provence, a life-long dream. My friend Angela showed us the Tarascon farmers’ market and made us an incredible lunch. This simple salad was one of many dishes that stand out in my memory from that bright, sunny day.

2 cups (250g) dried chickpeas

4 cups (1L) filtered water

3 stalks (65g) green onions

1 bunch (50g) fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley

1 clove garlic

½ cup (125mL) organic extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons white vinegar (see Cooks’ Note)

1 teaspoon dried mustard powder

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1. Soak the chickpeas in enough filtered water to cover them for 12 hours (overnight). Drain and rinse.

2. Add the chickpeas and 4 cups filtered water to a heavy cooking pot. Set it over high heat and bring to a boil. Re-duce the heat to medium–low and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Taste; the chickpeas should be tender to the bite but not mushy. If they are not yet tender, continue cooking and taste after another 10 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat, drain, and rinse with cold water. Make sure the chickpeas are thoroughly drained before transferring them to a serving bowl. Set aside.

4. Remove the root ends and tips of the green onions and finely chop them. Soak the chopped onions in ice water for 10 minutes to remove the sharp bite, then drain thoroughly.

5. Stem and finely chop the parsley and set aside.

6. Use a garlic press or finely mince the garlic, and then add to a jar with a tightly fitting lid. Add the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard and shake until emulsified.

7. Add the chopped parsley and drained onion to the serving bowl with the chickpeas. Pour the dressing over and toss until combined. Taste and add the black pepper as needed.

COOKS’ NOTE: Once you have tested white wine vinegar and are certain it’s not a migraine trigger for you, substitute that for the white vinegar for mellower flavor. Prepared mustard is not on the Plan because it’s fermented and high in sodium, so dry mustard stands in. If you have never cooked dried beans before, please give it a try. It really improves the flavor of this salad to cook the beans from scratch. You can also cook the chickpeas in a pressure cooker for great results. If using canned chickpeas, use two (15.5-ounce [450-g]) cans, rinsed and drained well.

Reprinted with permission from The Migraine Relief Plan by Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, Agate Surrey, 2017

The prize is a signed copy of The Migraine Relief Plan for US winner, or an unsinged copy of The Migraine Relief Plan for UK winner. Only 1 winner per blog so I will only draw one😄. Follow the author on one of her sites, follow me on here or if you already follow me that counts(I will follow back), and leave a comment on this post that you would like to enter and then your name into a hat by Wednesday the 20th and then on that day I will draw the winner! I will make sure to reference that you followed at least one of the author’s sites and one of mine as well!💙💜💚

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Author Bio –

Stephanie Weaver, MPH, CWHC, is an author, blogger, and certified wellness and health coach. Her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Bon Appetit, Cooking Light, Parade, and more. She lives in San Diego, CA.

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Thanks so much to the author & Rachel’s Random Resources for this opportunity!

Lots of Love! You guys rock!💙💜💚😍

Free Kindle Books: The Mortician’s Daughter: One Foot In The Grave by C.C. Hunter

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Her dad’s job is with the dead . . . and he’s bringing his work home with him.

Once again, seventeen-year-old Riley Smith is the new kid in school and her dad’s career has her back to being dubbed a freak. Truth is, she’s a much bigger freak than her classmates think. The only company she keeps these days is the dead who follow Dad home from work. She can see them. She can speak to them. And Fate seems to think she can help them solve their last problems so that they can move on to the other side. Which is odd, because with the loss of her mother and her father’s alcoholism, she’s got enough problems of her own.

But nothing could prepare her for the next tormented young spirit who darkens Riley’s door. The young woman’s death wasn’t the accident everyone believes. Soon Riley finds herself face-to-face with the killer and her only protection comes in the form of another spirit, Hayden, a boy her age with a heart-melting smile and understanding eyes that make her feel safe. If she can escape becoming the killer’s next victim, Riley knows she’ll have to help Hayden move on too, but what if she can’t let him go?

I hope to be back full force A.s.a.p! I am also going to give a full update soon. I had some issues with some cyber hacker issues. So had to delete and change a lot of things but because of unexpected kindness of you guys and others, I have been able to start turning things in life around. Things are getting better slowly but surely.❤❤ I am so thankful to all the thoughts and everything. I am so blessed for everything and hope I get my computer up and running ASAP. I will be h hopping around Dani style and getting my reviews caught up! Here’s to a new and better year! I hope everyone is having a great and blessed holidays.🎁🎄❤🎆

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The Boyfriend Sessions by Belinda Williams
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PLEASE TAKE YOUR SEATS. THE JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS MAY INVOLVE SOME TURBULENCE.

Christa Morrison has commitment issues, a fact that quickly becomes apparent after she flees a romantic proposal in Paris, the thunder of impending wedding bells ringing in her ears.

Back in Sydney, she turns to her closest friends for reassurance. Instead they offer her a startling and painful diagnosis: she’s a relationship junkie. The cure? An extreme rehabilitation program guaranteed to reform even the most L-word illiterate.

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Noah Key, an emergency room doctor. He has solemnly informed countless families that their loved one could not be saved. However, when his own wife dies suddenly there are no words to bring him comfort. His in-laws want him to fall to pieces to confirm his love for his late wife. His colleagues want him to take time off to grieve. The only thing Noah wants is to work enough hours in the day to forget his wife is gone. He’s written himself a prescription for a cocktail of distraction and exhaustion in order to trick his brain into thinking his life isn’t in shambles.

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He is her dream come to life. She is invisible to him…

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Jessica Harper only daydreams of escaping her demanding family. So when her Uncle Roy begs her to come to his large cattle ranch in Montana to help Mabel, his cantankerous cook, she jumps at the chance. Once Jessica arrives, the cook isn’t her only problem. Right out of the chute she meets the compelling, handsome ranch foreman. Though she recognizes him as her life-long dream, she must face the fact that they are not a matched set. He’s much too…everything, for her. Yet, Jessica can’t seem to keep her mind or her eyes off him. Her desire runs rampant, her faith is tested, her courage fails her, and that’s all before an unforeseen disaster strikes.

Clint Wilkins, the rugged, stand alone foreman — and Gallatin County’s most sought-after bachelor — has successfully fought off marriage for years. But, before he knows it, Jessica’s sweet nature and strong character burrow under his skin, blazing a path straight for his philandering heart. When he finds himself poleaxed by the wholesome Jessie, he must re-evaluate his calloused lifestyle. But, as he tries to change, he is reminded how damaged and used up he is, and how pure she remains. Yet, he can’t seem to resist her powerful tug on his reins.

Will they trust the path God has set for them, or turn away from each other for good?

Love you all!! Thanks for checking out my blog post. I hope to post reviews this weekend!❤💯 Xoxox. -Dani❤😘
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The Last Book I Posted About, You Can Get The Series Free Now! 💯 Immortal Vegas Series

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Using her well-worn Tarot deck, magical-artifacts hunter Sara Wilde can find anything–for a price. And the price had better be right, since she needs to finance her own personal mission to rescue several young psychics recently sold on the paranormal black market.
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But play with the Devil and you’re bound to get burned.
Pressure mounts for Sara to join the Magician’s ancient and mysterious Arcana Council, as militant forces unleashed by even darker powers seek to destroy all magic–including the young psychics Sara is desperate to keep safe. The Council may be their only hope. . . but it could also expose Sara’s own dark past.
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No matter how the cards play out, things are about to get Wilde.

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Hilarious, sexy, and thrillingly high action. GET THIS BOOK!”- NYT Bestselling Author Darynda Jones
Using her well-worn Tarot deck, magical-artifacts hunter Sara Wilde can find anything–for a price. And the price had better be right, since she needs to finance her own personal mission to rescue several young psychics recently sold on the paranormal black market.
Enter Sara’s most mysterious client, the wickedly sexy Magician, with a job that could yield the ultimate payday. All she’ll have to do is get behind Vatican walls… and steal the Devil himself.
But play with the Devil and you’re bound to get burned.
Pressure mounts for Sara to join the Magician’s ancient and mysterious Arcana Council, as militant forces unleashed by even darker powers seek to destroy all magic–including the young psychics Sara is desperate to keep safe. The Council may be their only hope. . . but it could also expose Sara’s own dark past.
From the twisting catacombs of Rome to the neon streets of Vegas, Sara confronts ancient enemies, powerful demigods, a roiling magical underworld about to explode… and immortal passions that might require the ultimate sacrifice. But oh, what a way to go.
No matter how the cards play out, things are about to get Wilde.

Sorry I have been inactive folks! My son’s father was in critical conditional but is somewhat stable now. It’s been a rollercoaster ride for me but it’s all about dancing in the rain, right? Anyway, this book js free and I thought the prequel was awesome and is free as well if you click on my Amazon button you won’t be charged automatically and get the same deals I will just up my stats with Amazon! Woot, woot! *raising the roof*

Lots of love, hugs and thoughts,

Dani❤

R&R features: Ginger Snapped by Chloe Sunstone Book Blitz

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Congrats to Chloe Sunstone on the release of her exciting Cybercrime Thriller, Ginger Snapped!

Read on for more details, an exclusive excerpt, and a fantastic giveaway!

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Ginger Snapped: A Cybercrime Thriller with a Shocking Twist

Publication Date: October 22nd, 2018

Genre: Thriller

How does an amazing professional opportunity descend into a living nightmare?

Carefree Ginger’s motto of “Work Hard, Play Harder” shapes her life. So when her husband, Jake, gets a job offer on the other side of the country, she is up for the adventure.

But after Jake accepts the promotion, nothing is as expected. While Ginger remains in Cleveland to sell their house, she is plagued by strange prank calls, premonition-like nightmares, and the feeling that she is being watched. Is Jake’s new job putting her in danger?

Unfortunately, she ignores her intuition and soon finds herself face to face with a ruthless killer. Trapped in a deadly world of corporate corruption and murderous greed, she must overcome her own fears and rely on her wits if she plans to survive.

Although the first in the Ginger Gibson series, this is a standalone book.

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Excerpt

Oh No! I’m back. I am surrounded by inky black nothingness. The air is musty…damp, my nostrils fill with the smell of dank basement. Like in a haunted house, filled with saws and chains and bloody hooks, this is the perfect place for any psycho to hide his tools of the crazy trade. I’m trembling, from the all-encompassing fear, eating at every cell in my body.Where am I? My fingers search out for clues. Beneath me is a thin mattress on a hard surface. My head rests on a concrete-like pillow. My breathing escalates as the panic rises in my chest. I open my mouth to scream, but only a muted croak escapes. Over the thunder of my pounding heart, I hear a booming crack, a gunshot. I recognize the sound from a trip to the range with Jake years earlier.

I swing my legs over the side of my perch, thinking in my blind panic to run even though I cannot see. I can’t ignore this intense urge to flee. But my impulse is thwarted by an unknown restraint trapping my left arm, a rope? Panic has me in its grip. I gasp for air to fill my lungs but produce only whimpers and muted pleas.

A loud screech reverberates through the darkness. Rats? Oh, please, no rats! Could this get any worse? Hysterical, I yank relentlessly on the rope tethering me. With each tug, the line cuts deeper into my skin. My arm warms as blood seeps from the gouges, coating my hand and fingers. Behind me, the pounding sound of footsteps startles me. Before I can turn to confront my visitor, I feel the rush of air preceding the impact to the back of my head. A blaze of bright stars then, a different blackness envelopes me.

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About the Author

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After over twenty years in Human Resources, Chloe decided to make a change. She returned to her first love of writing. She combined her corporate experience with her love for the written word to create engaging cyber-crime thrillers.

On a personal note, Chloe lives in Cleveland, Ohio with her loving husband, Mike. They spend their free time boating, scuba diving, and of course, reading. Her latest cybercrime mystery, Ginger Snapped, is available on Amazon.

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