Cadence of Gypsies

The Cadence of Gypsies

Are you looking for a book, with a completely new twist? Tired is reading the same types of books over and over again? Boy meets girl, girl falls for bad boy, bad boy falls in love and protects her, and cue the happily ever after ending. Don’t get me wrong I love a good romance book, and I actually love how they always turn out how I think. Even a good mystery every once in a while gets me excited. But every once in a while, I want something that no other author has done. A story that I have not read in another form some where else, something with a completely new idea. The Cadence of Gypsies does not disappoint. Completely original idea, with writing that pulls you in, and characters that feel like people you have known all your life. Continue reading

Meal Planning Made Easy

Meal Planning Made Easy

Are you frustrated every time someone asks “What’s for dinner”? Are you scrambling to figure out what to make at 4:00, only to realize that there is nothing in the pantry? Are you overwhelmed with the idea of meal planning for an entire month? Then this post is perfect for you. Continue reading

St Patty’s Day- Simple Button Bracelets

St. Patty's Day Button Bracelet

Are you looking for something fun for your kids to do to with the St. Patty’s Day theme? Something that is fun, easy, and best of all quick? Then these St. Patty’s Day Bracelets are just the thing for your family to do. They are so easy to put together that even my four year old made one for her and then one for her BFF. (Cause every four year old has a BFF) Continue reading

Monday MakeUp: December Ipsy Review

December Ipsy

Monday Makeup on Wednesday… Cause that is how my week is rolling so far. Actually it has been a good week, the kids have been very into their school work. Which is wonderful, but my attention has been over that direction. Please forgive the tardiness of this post. But I am sure that many of you would understand. So without any further delay; here is my December Ipsy Review (I am catching up).  Continue reading

The Last Dinner Party

the last dinner party

Well the holiday’s are over, all the loveliness of Valentine’s Day is over; are you ready for a book that you can sink your teeth into? Something that is not just the fun, fluffy, cozy, holiday winter books? Then The Last Dinner Party
is your perfect next read. It has a little bit of everything for you. There is romance, tons of mystery, housewife gossip and of coarse murder.  Continue reading

Monday MakeUp: November Ipsy Review

November Ipsy

Alright, so I am just going to jump right into the November Ipsy Review. This was such an AMAZING bag! Really everything was spot on and even three (that is right, not one, not two, but three) FULL SIZED products!! Plus the actual makeup bag was off the chart. We really got our monies worth this month.  Continue reading

Not So Wise Owl

not so wise owl

The Not So Wise Owl is a must read for children of all ages. It was an incredibly cute story of friendship, and not giving up on someone just because they are not wise. This is one of those books that you won’t mind reading over and over and over again.

It is written in a rhyming, Dr Suess kind of way that is very engaging. Plus it has a great spring board to talk about other types of animals that might not be so wise during the day. With us homeschooling over here, we used it start the unit study on owls actually. The story itself has a whole host of great characters actually. And they have to figure out what is wrong with owl.  Continue reading

MakeUp Monday: October Ipsy Review

October Ipsy

Well Hello Monday!! Anyone else ready to just go back to bed and ask for a weekend redo? We had a great weekend, don’t get me wrong, but where did it go? It seemed like it was Friday, then a blur and now here we are at Monday ready for another whole week. Anyway, let’s get down to another AMAZING Ipsy bag. October Ipsy was a fantastic little bag (and a bag that my girls fought over). Plus the lip gloss/liquid lipstick is a perfect pink for Valentine’s Day this weekend. So while a little late getting this out, time wise it works out perfectly. Continue reading

Kings or Pawns

Kings or Pawns

Every once in a while a book really surprises me. Normally I have a pretty good idea of what I like to read and I stick to that. Well Kings and Pawns, was totally outside of that. It is not a book that I normally would read. I am not really big into the whole fantasy genre, and my brain must have been asleep at the wheel when I signed up for this. But I am so glad that it was. This book was really really well written.

It is kinda geeky, I am not going to lie. When I got the book, I giggled a bit. There is a two page map of the lands that are described in the book. Plus there are several pages that point out the pronunciation of the characters name. These were details that I thought kinda odd. They turned out to be wonderful to have!! And I actually referred to them several times throughout reading it. There is actually not much to not love about this book.

About the Book:

J.J. Sherwood’s debut novel KINGS OR PAWNS: THE KINGS, BOOK 1 is the first in a high fantasy epic series sure to please fans of both the science fiction and fantasy genres.

The year is 8994 P.E., and the city of Elvorium is corrupted—rotted to the core by the machinations of depraved politicians. With his father dead and the country facing a rebellion, Price Hairem becomes the king of the elven world of Sevrigel in one of its most turbulent points in history.

Young and daring, Hairem is determined to eradicate the corruption festering in Elvorium’s self-serving and all-powerful council, which thwarts his best intentions at every turn. But Hairem’s problems are far more sinister¬—and deadly—than merely political. The loyal members of the council are being savagely murdered by an assassin loosed within the city—an assassin whose brutality knows no bounds. Outside of the city, the Lord Saebellus wages a vicious rebellion against the capital. He has been thwarted thus far by the brilliant General Jikun, and Hairem is certain that the general can crush Saebellus.

But instead of continuing the campaign against the warlord, the council orders Jikun’s army to be split, sending him on a mission that furthers only their own wealth and power. Jikun knows that the council’s demands will leave Elvorium vulnerable to an attack from the formidable warlord. Although Saebellus has been recently defeated, he is far from vanquished. As corruption and death threaten to tear the city apart from within, the rebel Saebellus seizes the opportunity to lay siege to Sevrigel’s eastern capital and unleash his most powerful weapon yet: a demonic beast that neither weapon nor magic can kill. With the elven world crumbling around him, Hairem is grasping for his own power to fight against the forces that threaten Sevrigel.

Will Hairem overcome the council’s scheming and duplicity? Can General Jikun defeat the warlord Saebellus? Will this be the war that finally brings Sevrigel to its knees? KINGS OR PAWNS offers action, intrigue, mystery, and suspense—a thrilling story that will leave readers hungry for the sequel, Heroes or Thieves, to be published in February 2016.

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