*~Cover Reveal for Sketch by the AWESOME Didi Oviatt~*

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Sketch cover

Wow! Talk about cover love! I am so happy to reveal this unique cover of upcoming book by Didi Oviatt, Called Sketch. Today, I also have a sneak peek for you, so be sure to read on!

Sketch

Expected Publication Date: June 2019

Genre: YA Thriller/ Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Creativia

When the body of the local girl, Misty Crawl, is found dismembered in an underground bunker, the town is thrown into a whirlwind of panic and speculation. Times aren’t exactly smooth sailing with a depression in full swing. The spaced out community of farmers pull together as one, trying to uncover the guilty party.

Thrown smack in the middle of such chaos, is a group of teens. They’re known troublemakers, but have good hearts. Although they’re innocent, the local law enforcers believe otherwise, and the true killer is lurking far too close for comfort. Will the four be able to uncover the truth before one of them pays the price for Misty’s death? Or will the brutal killer strike again, attacking the heart of the four?

*Sketch is a young adult psychological thriller. It’s a quick easy read, appropriate and gripping for mid-teens and up, with no sexual content and some bloody gore. Parent’s be advised.

Excerpt

As soon as Steven’s dad, Robert Smith, pulls down the road, they look mischievously at one another and then take off in a sprint down the steps into his basement. Steven’s always wanted to know what’s locked away down here. His father told him years ago that it was just a room full of old newspapers. But, Steven’s always known there has to be more to this dingy looking door all locked away. It doesn’t take Chloe long to pick the lock. She’s getting better and faster at it with every lock she opens. The door creaks as it swings open, and there it is.

“Holy shit,” gasps John.

“This is the best day of my life,” says Michael.

“Look at the dust on all this stuff. I’ll bet this door hasn’t been open in years! No one will even notice if we take it!” adds Chloe.

Steven whispers in fear, “I don’t know guys, my dad will kill me if he finds out.”

“No he won’t, Red, I can take him,” jokes Michael.

Staring back at them from the wall to wall metal storage shelves are two small crossbows and an open chest of arrows. Along with old war paint, hatchets, a couple machetes, rope, and one box of newspapers setting on the floor.

“What the hell was my dad doing with this stuff?” Steven asks, more to himself than the others.

Steven’s dad isn’t an adventuress man, and aside from the yearly deer and occasional bear he shoots, he doesn’t even like to get out and do much.

“The bears are getting out of control around here,” and, “we gotta’ have meat to survive,” is his logic for hunting.

He doesn’t enjoy hunting as a sport like the majority of other men and even women in town. It’s more of a chore for him. Which is only one step away from insanity, in Steven’s point of view. Hunting is Steven’s favorite thing to do with his dad, aside from throwing a football.

“Who cares why he has this stuff!?” John says, always the planner of the group. “Let’s just take it now and hurry, in case he forgot something and has to come back home. We don’t want to get caught carrying it all out of your house.”

They grab as much as they can lift and head straight for the woods. Distracted by all the cool things, they don’t even bother to glance at the newspapers in the box on the floor.

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About the Author

Didi's Pic

Didi Oviatt is an intuitive soul. She’s a wife and mother first, with one son and one daughter. Her thirst to write was developed at an early age, and she never looked back. After digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Sketch, Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, Justice for Belle, and New Age Lamians. Along with a six- piece short story collection called the Time Wasters. She’s also collaborated with Kim Knight in an ongoing interactive short story anthology The Suspenseful Collection. When Didi doesn’t have her nose buried in a book, she can be found enjoying a laid back outdoorsy life. Time spent sleeping under the stars, hiking, fishing, and ATVing the back roads of beautiful mountain trails, sun-bathing in the desert heat, along with watching the relaxing dance of a campfire plays an important part of her day-to-day lifestyle.

Didi can be found on her Website/Blog, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and most importantly AMAZON!

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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!💙💜💚

Purchase Linkhttp://bit.ly/MRPlan


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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Twitter.com/sweavermph

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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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Click here for the free novel!

You can find my review of this book @ https://touchmyspinebookreviews.com/2017/10/31/the-morticians-daughter-one-foot-in-the-grave-by-c-c-hunter4-stars/

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.🎁🎄❤🎆

Happy Thanksgiving 11/22/18

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Breaking it down! Jive that 🦃!!!

Hey everyone! I know today is the day us Americans love to shovel their faces in the mood of thanks and the ability to give and love others, so today I wanted to thank every single one of you for being in my life!😍 This year would have been disastrous without you or better yet even more so. Even though I haven’t been active and my spreading my Dani-sized love all over due to health reasons but I hope to make my return ASAP especially since I have so many reviews to catch up on. *Gasps* But anywho even though I won’t be celebrating more of staying on bed rest, I want to share love to all of you and Happy Thanksgiving!!! Xoxoxo!!!

First Full Moon by Michelle Alstead: Book Review~YA Bound

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First Full Moon
by Michelle Alstead
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: August 28th 2018


Summary:

More secrets. More lies. I’m going to die.
She wanted a car for her sixteenth birthday, not magical powers… Candy McGregor is a teenager living in Sequim Falls, a small East Coast town, where the McGregors own just about everything. While her grandmother grooms her to run the family business—a pharmaceutical empire—Candy dreams of a life where she’s known as more than just a last name. When the monthly family dinner turns into a horror show, Candy discovers the McGregors aren’t so much blessed as they are cursed. At midnight on her sixteenth birthday, Candy inherits both the ability to do magic and the destiny to become a wolf on the next full moon. There is hope of a life that doesn’t require being chained up once a month. If Candy can undo the original spell that created the curse, she can rid the world of werewolves and remain a witch. But there’s one really big problem. Not everyone hates being a wolf. With the next full moon looming, Candy must take on forces that will do anything to stop her. Will she break the curse or surrender to life as a monster?

I highly enjoyed and loved reading within a day, First Full Moon by Michelle Alstead! This was a wonderful delight to read and I am so glad to take part of this tour! The world building was fantastic and had great characters that were easy to grow a connection to. I loved the magical elements and how Candy finds herself. If you love a book that is a great fantasy or just love a great YA read, then I recommend checking out The First Full Moon by Michelle Alstead! I give this goodread 4.5 out of 5 awesome stars!

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About the Author

Michelle Alstead is a single, divorced mom of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, who tries to promote autism awareness and advocate for gender equality while raising Sheldon Cooper and searching for some semblance of a love life.

Michelle’s novels are frequently available for free on Amazon Kindle. Sign up for her email list to receive notifications. http://michellealstead.com/sign-up-for-our-email-list/

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November 5th

Am Kinda Busy Reading Review

Finding Magic In Books Review

The Avid Reader Author Interview

Living in a Bookworld Review

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November 6th

Declarations of a Fangirl https://www.declarationsofafangirl.blogspot.com Promo Post

Rune of Stories Excerpt

My Bookish Escapades https://mybkishescapades.blogspot.com Promo Post

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The Cover Contessa https://www.thecovercontessa.com Promo Post

November 7th

Kesley Ketch, Author http://kelseyketch.com Promo Post

Chapters through life https://chaptersthroughlife.blogspot.com/ Review

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November 8th

Bookish bibliophile https://bookishhbibliophile.wordpress.com/ Review

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I’m so thankful for this opportunity and so glad to be working my way back into the community!😀💖🌹 You guys are the best and thanks for reading this review!💖

Fierce Grace by Jess B. Moore~Book Review @rararesources

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Fierce Grace by Jess B. Moore

Genre: NA / Adult romance / contemporary romance

Tour Dates: 2nd – 8th November 2018

Publication Date: 2nd November 2018

Publisher – Crooked Cat Books

Fierce Grace

Annabelle Dare is in a good place. She landed a sweet job, teaching at the quaint Fox River Elementary School. She has everything she needs: teaching music and sharing an apartment with her best friend. A simple life, she’s convinced, is all she needs.

Asher Grace knows who he is and what he has to offer. Nothing. A poor boy from the wrong side of town, steel worker, with too much weight on his shoulders as he is trying to hold his family together. Best choice is avoiding too-sweet-for-her-own-good Annabelle at all costs.

Annabelle falls in love with the way she comes to life with Asher. He awakens a hunger for life and love in her that she didn’t know she possessed.

Asher must learn his worth beyond his upbringing and his past. Annabelle must learn to stoke the fire of life as it burns within her and learn how close she can get before the flames lick her.

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This novel surely kindled a fire within me! I have been going through grief and this was the perfect feel good book to lift me up! I loved the character’s sweet romance that is looked down upon but how beautiful the fire grew within Annabelle and Asher. They grew together and learned how to love together. I know it’s been a while since I have posted my reviews but during the grieving process I finished numerous novels and just need to catch up on all the reviews *hides behind the cover* but I can definitely say this was one of my favorite reads because it hit all the right feels and helped make me feel alive again even though it still hurts. I love how books can be great therapy and I recommend this book for any aliments you may have or not! I am so glad I got to experience this sweet and realistic romance. ❤❤❤


Author Bio –
Jess B Moore is a writer of love stories. When she’s not writing, she’s busy mothering her talented and stubborn children, reading obscene numbers of books, and knitting scarves she’ll likely never finish.

Jess lives in small town North Carolina with her bluegrass obsessed family. She takes too many pictures of her cats, thinking the Internet loves them as much as she does. She is a firm believer of swapping stories over coffee or wine, and that there should always be dark chocolate involved.

Please leave a review to tell other readers what you thought. Reviews are everything for writers!

Look her up on social media @authorjessb – she’d be thrilled if you followed her on Twitter, overjoyed if you visited her on Facebook, and filled with glee if you liked her Instagram posts.

Social Media Links –
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Hey guys! I am hoping to get back into the swing of things after the hospital and my recent losses. I have hope most importantly that I will be able to make it all work out plus I miss the bejeebus out of all of you!!! Don’t forget you guys haven’t left my thoughts and are the cheese to my macaroni. 💖😊🔮 So expect me to be hopping your way soon! 💖💖💖