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Happy Kind Of Bloggy Birthday To Me! Yay!


So this number is what popped in my notifications at 11pm?! Like what??? You wait until the last minutes of the dag to congratulate me. Well shit on that.

Well to be honest, it took me some time after registration to even post a post of sorts due to technical problems *sighs* but I got it straight. So to be honest, I am just going to call it a year I have been blogging because I have no idea what day to celebrate and I am going by WordPress’s little note of joy so YAY!!!🎊🎆🤗

I am so glad I started blogging not only because of the joy of books but because honestly I couldn’t have made it through this year without the joy of interacting with you guys. You all are the cheese to my macaroni and this chick has never met more phenomenal people ever!

As I think about on my year of blogging, I have realized that I can open up to this public forum more than a therapist or loved ones and no one ever makes me feel bad for being crazy old me. As a new blogger, I must admit it was exhausting and it took so much time and effort but all of it was worth it. This is the time where I would mention all the people damn, theres so many to name! that stand out and have made a big difference such as Kim, Pete, Carrie, Fraggle(Waffles), sweet Michel, Trang & Lashaan, Stephanie, BiblioNylan, Robbie, Jay, Didi, Kay, Inge, Nina, Jaynie, Sophie, Angelina, Nicole, Kristi, my friends that have more than one of themselves, my friends who write about sexiness, my friends who take such beautiful photos that I am able to travel through their art, my artists friends, my friends with TBRs that will never end but insist on adding books to them and damnit my list could go on forever so please forgive me if you weren’t named. I am sleep deprived, catching up and kicking ass as usual and damn did I ramble the fuck on or what?! But overall I just want to say that blogging was the best decision I ever made.

I love the fucking books. I love you guys even more and damn do I love the blogosphere even though WP has been against me. I will continue to try seven different times to comment on your blog posts!!! Mwhahaha! You guys are the bee’s knees and thank you for help giving me one of the best years of my life. Also cheers to WP 🍻🍻, May you take me out of spam folders, stop judging me, and fix my errors! *Hallelujah*

Why not end this with some laughter?! I hope you guys have a great freakin day. Love y’all in the mouths! Xoxoxo!

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Swoon Worthy Literary Tattoos!


So I want to get back to the old blogging Dani regardless of life’s storms and blog more about shit I love and the literary things we love! I have to admit that if I had the money and was stable these tattoos would be on me!!!😍❤ Swoony, Swoon, Swoon!

So did you like any of these tats or did you love them all like me? Mwhahahah! Even if tattoos aren’t your thing we can appreciate the art at times. Until next time folks! Xoxoxo!

Book Review: Destined by Gail Cleare


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I want to thank the author for providing me an eARC in exchange for an honest reviews. All opinions expressed are my own.

This is the year Emily learns how to deliberately shape the future. She gets the courage to walk away from her safe routine and takes a job at the fabulous curio shop owned by Henry Paradis, an occult scholar. Recognizing her psychic talents as the valuable gifts they are, Henry teaches Emily to accept her magical nature and “look forward.” She chooses the path to light, finds lifelong friends, falls in love with an incredibly sexy man, learns the power of desire and intention, faces her worst fears and is swept toward awakening.

The mystical images of the Tarot’s archetypal trump cards chart the way, 22 sequential steps along the path to success known as “The Fool’s Journey.” Illustrated by images from the Payen Tarot of Marseilles (1713), which is the oldest surviving Tarot deck.

Reviews Quoted from Popular Sources!

“Cleare’s narrative follows Emily, a young woman on a path of self-realization and awakening…The novel is well plotted…offers a little bit of self-help and a little bit of chick lit, packaged together with a positive, make-your-own-destiny message: a pleasant, comforting read.” – Publishers Weekly

“A thoughtful and much recommended novel of tarot. Through the unknown, we can find something magnificent. “Destined” tells the story of Emily, who takes a job at a curio shop and delves into the occult and mystery. A novel of romance and the life of the occult and the tarot, it’s a fascinating break into this culture and the belief in mysticism.” – Midwest Book Review

This book was fantastic! I know you might be thrown off a little by all the Tarot stuff but it’s not all about Tarot. It’s about a girl who goes through a new journey and experiences everything that the Major Arcana of the Tarot can explain. I love how the chapters are titled after the Major Arcana of the Tarot and she surely goes through her share of experiences. There is so much more to the main characters then what first meets the eyes. Sure she works in a bookstore and it has a swoon worthy romance but it also has depth and I was able to finish it within a day. I loved this novel and it was a treat to read and I can’t wait to read the author’s other works. Highly recommended!😁📚❤

Info via her personal website!😍

Gail Cleare
Writer, Photographer, Graphic Designer

USA Today bestselling author Gail Cleare has written for magazines, newspapers, Fortune 50 companies and AOL. Her award-winning ad agency represented the creators of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She was the turle Leonardo’s date for the world premier of the second movie, and got to wear a black evening gown and sparkly shoes.

As a fine art and nature photographer, Gail’s work is held in private collections across the US, and she can often be found stalking creatures with a 300 mm lens.

Her first novel, Destined, a novel of the Tarot, won honorable mentions at the New England Book Festival and the Green Book Festival. Her second novel, women’s fiction titled The Taste of Air, will be released by Red Adept Publishing in September, 2016. The unedited manuscript won a gold medal from HarperCollins’ website Authonomy, and was shortlisted for a Somerset Award.

Gail Cleare lives on an historic farm in New England with her family and dogs, cats, chickens, black bears, blue herons, rushing streams and wide, windy skies.

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If anyone ever wants a reading they can hit me up! I have a page on my menu dedicated to Tarot, Lenormand and Oracle and such!😁

I’m still having WP issues but I am hoping that I can comment okay.🤔 It took me a few tries and I hope this posts correctly. Love ya guys and miss your faces. I hope you had a great weekend.😍🤗😅

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WP Issues, Marked As Spam And Can’t Comment!


Sorry guys but for some reason I am getting marked as spam when I try to comment.😖 My site is running slow and my post that have been scheduled are not posting correctly so I am currently under maintenance while tech services fix the issues. I live your faces and it means the world to me all the vibes and great wishes I received.

I am so glad I have met so many friends by my humble blog being followed! Love y’all and check a spam folder near you! Hopefully it’s all settled soon!😓 You guys all rock!!!!🤗🕉😘

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30th Birthday Dani Time!😍


Hello my loves!!!😍 Today, I just wanted to write a post because I wanted to thank so many for the birthday wishes when I told only a select few!😁 It really made my day and this community never seizes to amaze me!💖

I am going to be honest and say that this is one of the worst and one of the best birthdays that I ever had in my life.

It’s the best because I now have you. Of course my kids always make things better but it’s better because of you.💖

Celebrating my birthday is not the event or day that most people have mine has always been a curse to me. To be real and honest, my 6th birthday was the first day of of my torturous abuse so every year was a “special” occasion and my birthday was always the day I got it the worst of worst because “I was getting too old” for my abuser. Everytime I had a birthday it made me less valuable to him financially and to him for his personal reasons. I am not going to go into details because that may trigger some but it was a day I dreaded my whole life.

Not only did I try to escape this day altogether and would freak out any time someone would buy me a gift or try to do something for me, when I escaped it there was always something bad that happened that day that just justified that birthdays for me were the worse. Everyone I love I tried to go all out but for me, we avoided it like the plague.

After reading Michel’s sweet post last night and seeing how many people cared about me, it just overwhelmed me with love. Today even as I dreaded this day all year and looked at all the gray in my hair and knew my 20s were behind me, I felt loved. I really do. I feel loved even though I have no idea how I am going to pay my electric bill and my trusty water cut off but it doesn’t matter as much because for the first time in my life, I know that there is people in my life that haven’t seen me in person and hear my flaws but all they give is love in return so for my 30th birthday with your help I am saying fuck my tradition, I am going to celebrate making it another year and coming this far and I owe it to each and every one of you. I can’t thank you enough, lovelies! You ROCK!🤩💖👑💎



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Book Review: Acacia by T.A. Barua~ Digital Reads


I would like to thank Shalini @ Digital Reads Blog Tour and the author for this opportunity to be a part of this lovely blog tour!😍❤📚

Arcacia: The Witch, The Warlock and the Children of the sorceress Queen. Blurb 150 words :When a beautiful sorceress-queen, Selina, spurns Setanor, a powerful, jealous northern warlock, an invasion of Western Arcacia begins. To save her newborn triplets from death, they are cast down a magical river to the New World, a place called, ‘London, England.’ Thirteen years later in a cold, Victorian London attic… The future of Sophie, an impoverished orphan looks bleak but everything changes, to her astonishment after a young witch arrives through her bedroom window with an incredible message and a warning. So begins her life in a beautiful, enchanted ancient world…

How do Sophie and her four friends summon the tremendous courage to rescue her long lost family while restoring Arcacia from dark, ruling forces? Mystical beasts, sceptres, powerful witches and daemon-trolls are just some of their challenges. Meanwhile, the dreaded terrifying warlock, Setanor and his witch-consort Lilith have sent a secret enemy to plan their downfall…

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Prologue

The prologue to, ‘Arcacia,’ outlines the events leading up to the Great thirteen year war in Arcacia, a magical realm of the Old World. To avert the threat of invasion from the northern territories, Selina’s father, a King of the Argenon family clan had promised his beautiful daughter, Selina’s hand in marriage to Setanor, a powerful warlock from the north. The aggressive sorcerer ruling family houses of the North had always openly threatened to invade rich, flourishing lands of western Arcacia. So far the Argenons and their people had managed to keep them at bay but this was getting harder.

Selina, a strong, beautiful well-educated Arcacian lady is adamant she’d rather stand up to Setanor than subject the people she loves to a life-time of tyranny. After her father suddenly passes away Selina breaks his oath; gives up her magic powers, and chooses to marry an Arcacian commander. Harris originated from a strange world called England in the New World, he is unlike other Arcacians; Harris is human. Selina forfeits her magical powers by marrying an outsider, as is dictated by law. They have three beautiful babies, triplets a boy and two girls. But Setanor who wanted to inherit Western Arcacia and who genuinely fell in love with Selina from afar, is furious, perceiving her derisory actions to be an act of scorn and disrespect.

He declares war on Arcacia, and one fateful night he appears with his guards to Selina’s home, captures Selina, and banishes Harris to the underworld. Before being imprisoned and spellbound in a tower, ‘Until she comes to her senses and agrees to accept Setanor,’ Selina pleads with Set’s commander, Garwain, also her paternal uncle to spare her babies. He complies, placing them in an enclosed basket which he casts down a magical river that forks to the New world to,’ London, England,’ the land of their father, not knowing if they will live or die.

The children survive but are separated. A mysterious woman who finds the babies floating along the river, takes one of them, a girl, to raise herself. A wolf suckles the boy who is discovered in the forest then raised by an elf-Queen and her people. Meanwhile the third child a girl, Sophie drifts on to England.

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I really liked this story! The premise and storyline was great but felt the execution needed a little work. I also felt the characters were lacking a bit but I did enjoy the read overall and read it within a day. I feel with a little tweaking this story could definitely turn into a great 5 star read that many young people and adults will be drawn to for sure. I am definitely interested in seeing how the author’s previous works will turn out, the author had great ideas! I also had my 10 year old daughter read this along with me and she really enjoyed it and thought it had an unique storyline. We had fun reading together and this story was likable and I think it has great potential.😁 I give this novel 3.5 out 5 magical stars! I’m glad to receive this opportunity. Thanks Digital Reads Blog Tours!😀❤

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Book Review~Rachel’s Random Resources- Summer at the Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green


I would like to thank the author & Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I am thankful for this opportunity to be part of this blog tour!😍📚

Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café by Rosie Green

Genre: Contemporary Romance / Romantic Comedy

Cover Reveal Date: 29th May 2018

Tour Dates: 5th – 14th July 2018

Publication Date: 18th June 2018

Second standalone novella of The Little Duck Pond Cafe series

Estimated Page Count – 130 ( approx 30, 000 words)

Blurb: Jaz Winters stuck a pin in a map and fled to the village of Sunnybrook, looking for a brand new life – and after a rocky start, it’s beginning to look as if she made the right decision. Her blossoming friendship with Ellie and Fen has seen her through some dark times, and she’s managed to land two jobs – waitress at The Little Duck Pond Café and working as a weekend tour guide at Brambleberry Manor, the country house that’s been in Fen’s family for generations.

Sure, life isn’t totally perfect. There’s the irritating know-it-all guy who keeps popping up on her manor tours, for a start. He seems determined to get under Jaz’s skin whether she likes it or not. But she supposes it’s a small price to pay for the relative peace she’s found, living in Sunnybrook.

But just as Jaz is beginning to think rosier times are on the horizon, a shock encounter looks set to shatter her fragile happiness.

Will she be forced to flee from Sunnybrook and everyone she’s grown so fond of? Or will she find the strength to stand her ground and finally face up to the nightmares of the past?

This novella is part of a trilogy:

Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café

Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café

Winter at The Little Duck Pond Café

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What, a super cute and cozy novella! My whole household has been sick and me and an another adult have pneumonia! Ugh😥🤒 Well, what does that have to do with this cute novella? Well, I can say I have been so out of it but the upside of being this sick was cuddling up in bed and reading this cozy of a read!😍 I thought it was short, sweet, fun and just what the doctor ordered! I can’t wait to check out the rest in the series! I definitely recommend this for a quick summer read that will give you just the right kind of feels!😍📚

About the author:

Rosie Green has been scribbling stories ever since she was little. Back then they were rip-roaring adventure tales with a young heroine in perilous danger of falling off a cliff or being tied up by ‘the baddies’. Thankfully, Rosie has moved on somewhat, and now much prefers to write romantic comedies that melt your heart and make you smile, with really not much perilous danger involved at all, unless you count the heroine losing her heart in love.

Rosie’s brand new series of novellas is centred on life in a village café. Summer at The Little Duck Pond Café, published on 18th June 2018, follows the first in the series, Spring at The Little Duck Pond Café.

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Book Spotlight: The Angelheart Series by Annie Woods


Hey there guys! I just wanted to share a little bit more about one of my favorite authors’ new release of their second novel, Forever Disguised by Annie Woods! Annie is such a talented writer and I am so blessed to have met her. She’s one of those people that you never have to see or meet but know they are absolutely beautiful inside and out. She has helped me & understood me at my darkest moments and loved me anyway. She’s a great friend. I admire her so much because even though she is busy with work, writing, and a family that consist of little ones, she is completely devoted to her readers. Annie Woods’ #Bookstagram is amazing and she is so quick to respond to her readers and friends but in all honesty I can talk about how AMAZING Annie is all day but your probably thinking, what about the freaking book? I mean she could be amazing and be a unicorn that “fluffs” glitter but if the book is bad, what’s the beef? Well don’t be dismayed because her writing matches her amazingness(yes I made up that word), it may even exceed it! I mean when I first read First Came Forever, I was over the moon about it! This story has a lot of depth and some may look at the synopsis and think “oh, another teenie bopper book”, sorry but uh, you would be incorrect! By the time I got to the conclusion of the novel my emotions went through a whirlwind. I didn’t know what to expect next and there was a big twist that left me with my mouth wide open with suspense and intrigue!

I am telling you all of this now because as a new blogger I reviewed this title(you can find my 5+ star review HERE!) and I re-read this novel again and kind of studied it, I guess you could say. Well, my rating now is just as great as it was the first time I read this novel. First Came Forever is a magical novel that is able to penetrate all your emotions and no matter where you are on the adventure of reading this novel, all you know is you want MORE!❤ So you can bet your ass that I can’t wait until my ARC of the sequel arrives in my mail!!😝

So while I #fangirl, here is some info about the series!

 

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Coming Soon Will Be More Info & My Review About This Book!🤩❤

Thanks for taking the time out to read my promo/release post. I have been ending up in some spam folders. So… Coming Soon To A Spam Folder Near You!😁

 

P.S. I did this promo on my own free will, Annie doesn’t even know so this is not a blog tour or anything just me fangirling so all views are my own(they would be regardless of the circumstance but as reviewers we are supposed to list shit like this). Xoxoxo!😘❤🤗

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A Positive Quote For The Day!😁


Happiness is like peeing in your pants. Everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.

 

 

My 7 Year Old Son, Gabriel’s Review For Digital Reads: Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo by Robbie Yates


Thank you to Digital Reads Blog Tours, Robbie Yates and Books, Reviews et al by Shalini for having me on the tour. I appreciate this opportunity and all views are my own!

Title: Daniel Daniels and the World’s Worst Zoo

Author: Robbie Yates

Publication: Available Now!

Synopsis:

Daniel Daniels spends most of his time doing one of two things:
1. Avoiding the school bully, or
2. Hanging out with his animal friends.
Unfortunately, Daniel’s animal friends all live at The World’s Worst Zoo, run by the cruel and crabby Mr Gregory.
One day, an unfortunate incident with some ointment at the zoo leaves Daniel with a few special tricks up his sleeve‌—‌tricks that he can use to save the animals, and teach Mr Gregory a lesson.
Curious, witty and sweet, this adventurous chapter book will charm and thrill the young and the young-at-heart!

Gabe says this book was “fun-tastic”! Reading this book was so much fun. I haven’t read but only a couple books this summer even though I am supposed to read more but I really liked this one and read it all at one time. I liked all the animals and the monkey. This was a fun book to read with my Mommy. I think I am going to read MORE now because before I liked games better but this book was cool so I’m going to read more books like this! 5 cool stars!

Mommy’s thoughts: This was an adorable book filled with important fundamentals and great fun! Gabriel has ADHD and can’t concentrate on much not even this review but he surely read this book happily in one sitting so it gets a definite 5+ stars! Very cute and highly recommended!

Author Bio

Robbie Yates is an author based in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys the crunch of autumn leaves, and eating tasty snacks from his childhood.
In his free time, Robbie likes to read the stories of Roald Dahl, Paul Jennings and J.K. Rowling. Robbie also likes to go geocaching, play board games, and have water-balloon fights.

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