Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Start off 2019 the Best m Hottest & Def the Funniest RomCom of 2019~ Hosed

Oh My Stars I did not think that Pippa Grant could get any better but team her up with the Queen of Romance Lili Valente we have a book that is not only will keep you laughing but it is steamy at the same time.  What is this book you ask?  Well let me show you....
Hosed  is RomCom to the highest order! It has everything you could possibly need or want... Romance, Mystery and Oh Yes Laugh Off Your Fanny Funny bits too.  Oh and yes let us not forget one of the best parts is George Clooney.

So if you want to pick up this book on any place other than the Zon better run not walk and do it this week (release week) because after that it moves to Kindle Unlimited on Jan 22. So here is where you can find Hosed.

Review by Shweet Sandi

HosedHosed by Pippa Grant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG when I heard that Pippa Grant and Lili Valente were teaming up to write a book together I thought this is like the perfect combo and boy was I right. Hosed is not only funny as all get out it has some of the best romance you could ever find between the pages of our eReader as well. I have no idea where these ladies come up with their ideas but let me just say I want a George not as a pet but as another grandkid. Wonder if i can pass him off in my complex? I know you are scratching your head but when you read this book you will understand completely what I am talking about. Hot firefighter and sexy little nerd girl take over the town by storm and what is funny is they don't actually try to do it. It just happens well when Sunshines and... well let me just say if you are over 18 and want to laugh your a$$ off while having the best RomCom you have read in a while...Grab Hosed.

Oh and my husband said to tell your men that he LOVED IT! YEP HE LOVED IT! He heard me laughing in the car on the way home from the eye doctors, when i finally got released to read after a 6 weeks of no books (horrible right). Hubs wanted to know was i reading Pippa again? Of course I was. So he requested to read it after me and gave it double high fives. This is a man who doesn't like to read! So ladies give your men a copy. And enjoy the after times.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In Case You Where Wondering Where I Disappeared To....

I realized I have not posted in here in September of 2018 and there is a really good reason for that my friends. In September I started to read and sew less because it was harder to see. I thought maybe at 59 it was old age creeping up on me. Yes, 59 is not really that old but in my family 59 is pretty young. My daddy passed at 53 and my mom left this world at 75. So 59 with health issues IS getting Up there in age. Anyways... reading was getting harder and harder and the Font size Larger and Bigger on my Kindle. When I was commissioned to create a baby mobile (which of course became a gift) for my nephew and his wife (picture below) that is when I learned there was a major problem that was not old age creeping in. My eyes had an issue. So off to the eye specialist I went and long and short of it 2 eye surgeries in the month of December and no reading for a while. I am still not allowed to read. OH How Hard is THIS for a book a day book addict!!!

So, while i am not reading I am trying to relax... notice I said trying... but as soon as I was released to sew a wee bit we did create the baby mobile for my grand nephew's nursery. His daddy loves the Boston Red Sox so there is a little hat tip to his team on the mobile for PJ. Hubs made the wooden part and helped with the jeep too. He also made the chalk board and I made the felt flowers. They were so much fun. I think i need to make more of those to go on a few dolls in the future or maybe some wreaths. 
I had a wonderful time at the baby shower and wow testing my new eyes out... learned that it really makes a difference for me being able to see made it so much better in my "hearing" folks. (I read lips.)  Now I am just waiting to get cleared to read books and hopefully get some reading glasses soon. Until then it is resting and a little bit of sewing each day. Of course spending time with Zoebug, Marty and Keelee.

Hope you all had a wonderful end to 2018 and are having a great start to 2019. Mine is looking great so far. 

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Love is Love is Love His Ruthless Sadist My review of Nicole Edward's new book

Their Ruthless Sadist (Office Intrigue #5)Their Ruthless Sadist by Nicole Edwards
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I first met Zeke in Author, Nicole Edward's book Their Famous Dominant and became quickly intrigued with him. When I learned he was getting his own book (yea) and then we met the cover model the book came alive in all kinds of new ways. Their Ruthless Sadist is above and by far my favorite book our of all of Mrs Edwards books and I have read every single book she has written and most of them more than once...even twice. I have actually already read this book 2 times now I loved it so much. Zeke, Cowboy and Pretty Boy are my favorite read of 2018.
This M/M/M book is not all about whips, chains and bondage oh no not at all. This book was surprise me and took our author to an entire different level in my opinion. Yes you have the BDSM Sadist aspects in this book know that you will be reading that so if that is going to wig you out might need to think about another book BUT wait this book is about so much more than BDSM. It is about relationships and matters of the hearts all three of them. Yes I said all three of them. Love is Love folks and Love is Love is Love in this case.
Let me share why I read it twice really quickly. The first time was release night. YES, the moment it hit my kindle i was on this puppy. I read it in 3.3 hours flat. Loved it and cried thru parts. But i knew because i read through it so quickly because i was loving it so much I wanted to do Zeke, Pretty Boy and Cowboy justice and re-read it slower and see what else jumped at me. So I waited a day and read it again. The second time it was sweeter, hotter becauses I knew what was coming but there were some parts I has missed in my hast. So fans and new folks I invite you to read and re-read Zeke's story and see if you get the same revelation that I did. I promise not to put you in a cage if you don't (wink).

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

His Scot's Montana Bride is Heart Warming and A Belly Warming Recipe As Well

While reading Jessica Gilmore's The Scot's Montana Bride I kept going back in my memories to recipes handed down by my Grandmother who is part Scottish. I dug around in her recipe files, found one and adjusted it to fit my eating methods. I am going to include it at the bottom so be sure to read all the way to the end.

First off what grabbed me was this beautiful cover on this book. I have to say that Tule Publishing Group has some of the best covers out there.
This book did remind me of listening to my Grandmother tell me of her Grandparents and Author Jessica Gilmore brings out the character of Jamie McKendrick so alive and well. The Valentine Family had me looking inward towards my own large family and thinking about how we relate towards each other. Kat's Aunt Louisa and her baking and her late Uncle Steve who helped her plan her trip. 
I hope you will take a moment to read just how much I enjoyed this book and if you peek at the bottom you will see the recipe I adapted for   Breakfast Muffins. Perfect for the Ranch ;) and any time of the day.

The Scot's Montana Bride (The Scots Take Montana #1)The Scot's Montana Bride by Jessica Gilmore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh I picked up this book and could not stop until the end. Maybe my Scottish roots were calling to the Scotsman inside. I am not sure... but I can tell you one thing there is just something about a hunk in a kilt ya know.
In this book we get to know the Valentine family up close and personal right well. Kat comes home from walking about all over Europe and abroad because of her sick Grandpa. Where is HOME you ask? Its a little bit outside of Marietta, Montana in Mountain View. She is taking care of the family the and ranch (dude ranch) and up comes her ...surprise HUSBAND. Oh yes she forgot to mention to her family that she up and got married while she was walking and working her way across the continent. And oh what a fine Husband Jamie McKendrick is. Not only in looks but in character. This book is well written and for me it shows so much about family and heart. This book lays the foundation for upcoming books about this family, which I will happily grab and read the moment they hit my kindle. There where so many little things in this book that had me reaching into my childhood for memories from my grandma for her Scottish recipes to sayings. I recommend this read. It's not to long and prefect for relaxing this holiday weekend in the States.

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                             Grain Free Morning Glory Muffins... Good for All Day Long.

  • ½ cup organic coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda or if corn sensitive sub cream of tartar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • ¼ cup plain coconut milk yogurt (or ¼ cup coconut milk, plus ½ tsp apple cider vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons organic honey
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (see note on how to make corn free)
  • ½ cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/3 cup grated carrot
  • ¼ cup grated apple
  • 1 chopped apple (if you do not use the shredded coconut add this)
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (or can leave out)
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon (more if you like it spicy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 8 parchment muffin liners  into a 12-cup muffin tin; set aside.
2. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut flour, baking soda/cream of tartar if you are going corn free, and salt. Add in the spices.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, yogurt, honey, coconut oil, and vanilla until well combined.
4. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet, and whisk well to thoroughly combine, until no lumps remain and batter begins to thicken.
5. Gently fold in the diced pineapple, grated carrot, and apple, and 1 tablespoon of the shredded coconut (Or you do not have to add the coconut at all). Evenly distribute the batter among the 8 lined muffin cups. Then sprinkle tops with the remaining shredded coconut.
6. Bake for approximately 20–25 minutes, until tops and edges begin to turn a light golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan for 5–10 minutes. Then serve and enjoy!
**Corn Free Homemade Vanilla Abstract**
I have corn allergies so I make my own vanilla abstract which is easy and actually tastes so much better.
Get a large glass container like from a craft story with a screw on lid. Make sure to wash and dry it before you start. You will need to purchase only 2 other items. Fresh Vanilla beans and Potato Vodka. I use Choplin Potato Vodka. It is certified gluten and corn free.
Pour the vodka into the bottle til about 1 inch from the top.
Take 2 vanilla beans and cut them down the middle long ways. Start to open up the bean pod so that you are getting the little seeds lose but not out because this is what makes this wonderful Vanilla flavor.
Place the beans and any lose vanilla seeds into the jar and put the top on tight. Shake it well. Place it into a dark cabinet for 6 weeks. 4 weeks in go get it out and get it a hard shake. Put it back. At 6 weeks open it up and get it a smell. Does it still have that vodka smell? If yes, close it up and put it back for another 2 weeks. My first Batch took 8 weeks to make the best Vanilla Abstract i have ever used. I have been using it for 1 year now. If you keep it in a cool dark place it has a long shelf life.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Cowboy with a Heart of Gold if Only He Saw Himself that Way...

Come Visit Three of my favorite places to stroll in Montana in one read... Cherry Lake, Sweetheart and of course Marietta. While you are there stop by the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo and oggle the Cowboys for a spell but better yet check out that gal CJ oh yes that is another book  Sara Mayberry's The Cowboy Meets His Match.

You can find The Bull  Rider's Return at so many places that I wanted you to be able to find them all. Click on the title and it will take you to Tule Publishing where you will find ALL the Places. 

The Bull Rider's Return (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 2)The Bull Rider's Return by Joan Kilby
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Now THIS is the Reason I love a good Rodeo Cowboy. I was so excited to see this book hit my kindle at midnight last night. I stayed up reading it and boy was I happy I did. Tired today but Oh what I wonderful tired it is. Let me share a wee bit about this book with you so you will understand why I like this book so much.
Cody is a full time rodeo bull and bronc rider and yep champion at that most of the time. With that he catches the ladies eyes and more. One night in Reno he wins big and walks into a diner and happens to meet Kelly, She is waitress who serves him. She also meets her cute son who is there because he didn't have a sitter that night. Ricky is the heart of this story in my opinion as he is what catches Cody's eye and heart. He notices something about Cody and he decides to act in a way that many would think is very un-Cody like. This is the catalyst or the pea that gets under his mattress and never lets him settle again. BUT the same can be said for single mom Kelly as well. But in order for you to know what I am talking about and enjoy this book you will need to read it for yourself.
This book is not all sunshine and roses. There where so many times that I wanted to reach thru my book and shake his family with the way there were treating him. But i come from a large family myself and I understand the makeup and how things shake up and out. Sadly what the author has written is usually true to form or it was in my family's case as well. I loved the fact that so many of my favorite fictional towns were visited in this one book,... Sweetheart, Cherry Lake and of course my home town of Marietta. And in case you are wondering yes we get to catch up with a few characters as well. OH MY Do We.
I am looking forward to reading more from this family because I have a feeling we will understand more about why they act like they do when we read more of their history. ( Remember their are other books about this family and their orchard as well.)
So hope you enjoy it like i did.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

The Rodeo is in Town... Marietta that is. 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Reads by Tule

love a good rodeo and nothing is better than reading about the Copper Mountain Rodeo. Well, maybe  it is reading LOTS of books about Cowboys, rodeo and the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo in Marietta, Montana. We started off the month with Sarah Mayberry's The Cowboy Meets His Match
Then we move on into The Bull Rider's Return by Joan Kilby on August 27th.
We are just getting started with our Cowboys and having a Good Ole Time here in Marietta. 
Labor Day weekend has you all rested and relaxed and that is a good thing because look what is going to hit your eReaders  on September 4th. OH MY STARS and Lassos!
Sinclair Jayne (Thank you!) is giving us Boone and Piper's story and Look at this Cowboy in Cowboy Come Home.
Oh Yes that sure is a pretty cowboy there! So folks that is just a samplin' of the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Books that are going to be hitting your favorite sellers between now and September 30. To See all the listings as well as other upcoming publications just visit
If you love Marietta, Montana like I do I would love to invite you to join the Main St Marietta Group on Facebook. We talk all things Montana Born in there and even have Marietta Book parties.
Ya know I can't let a leave without sharing what I think about  Sarah Mayberry's

The Cowboy Meets His Match (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 1)The Cowboy Meets His Match by Sarah Mayberry
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a perfect book to open the 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo with!

This is one of those books that I have to say tire at my heart strings as much as it also made me want to beat the ever love stuff out of some bronco riders. I love Marietta and this book was like coming home again. Jesse is a rodeo cowboy and we have read about him here and there in other books. I am so happy to finally get to see the inside struggles and gentleman cowboy he can be. Cassidy Jane or CJ oh my word this gal sets the rodeo circuit in both good and bad ways. Author Sarah Mayberry knowledge of both the rodeo as well as ranch life is so real and I have to say I can't wait to read more Carmody family stories soon.

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