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Ensnared – Bargain of the Day

Ensnared

Love the cover on this one. (Whoops, looks like the cover has been modernized. Talk about a 180!)

A Near Future Retelling of Beauty and the Beast

Alainn’s father is not a bad man. He’s a genius and an inventor. When he’s hired to create the robot Rose, Alainn knows taking the money is a mistake.

Rose acts like a human. She looks exactly like Alainn. But, something in her comes out wrong.

To save her father from a five year prison sentence, Alainn takes Rose’s place. She says goodbye to the sun and goes to live in a tower no human is allowed to enter. She becomes the prisoner of a man no human is allowed to see.

Believing that a life of servitude lies ahead, Alainn finds a very different fate awaits her in the company of the strange, scarred recluse.

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Spiffy Tags for Soap and Shampoo

I’d like to thank y’all for the soap, shampoo and lotion orders! The tags didn’t come in time for all the orders, but I had these tags made. The ingredients are listed on the back of the tag. I do small sticker labels for the front, but the ingredient stickers were simply too expensive to print–they also aren’t waterproof, so I invented these spiffy tags instead! Click for larger pictures.







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Bargain: Regency Romance

Dare to Love a Spy Look at the gorgeous cover and font! Love them. I wonder if the author knows what font that is…anyway. This is listed as a series, but it’s really linked by the time period so any of them can be stand alone. This review in particular is what got my attention:

“I loved the murder-mystery flair that seemed present and the deliciously tense undertone of the spy network. These points gave lots of flavor to the budding romance and caused lots of conflict well so we ended up with a really meaty story.”

Murder mysteries are always a good thing in a book. 🙂 So are spies!

This is also available at Kobo–which means if you haven’t used the coupons found HERE, you should try the coupons. This bargain can likely be had for an even lower price using one of the coupons (coupons are single use–so pick one you haven’t used!)

At KOBO
At Apple
At B&N

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Posted: May 22, 2017
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Burp Cloth

You’d think I’d learn to make something a little cuter for a baby shower, but I can pretty much do straight edges, so…here’s my latest burp cloth. The horse didn’t turn out as well as I would have liked–the white glow around the edges is where the thread pulled through a bit. But since horses aren’t all one color, I figured I could get away with it. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway!

I made the little bag to go with it so it’s already wrapped! Way easier than buying a bag or wrapping paper and it’s re-usable. Shoot, in a pinch, the bag can be used as a burp cloth!




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Posted: May 21, 2017
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Recommended: The White Magic Five and Dime

Today we have a guest review from roving reader, Lucy.

I just finished a book that I loved so much I thought I’d pass it along. It’s “The White Magic Five and Dime” by Steve Hockensmith and Lisa Falco. I think it’s truly the best of the genre, which is cozy with a touch of magic on the side. I fell in love with Steve Hockensmith’s writing with his Home on the Range series, although I haven’t had the courage to dip into his Jane Austin / zombie apocalypse series yet. But anyway, the White Magic is such a totally new approach to a tired genre that I just savored it. I used to read mostly cozies but they got so repetitive that I wouldn’t even pick up this one. The third in the series is already out. I finally picked it up and they do such a good job that it didn’t seem tired and old at all.

I think it’s more than I usually spend on books, but this time it’s worth it.

Thank you, Lucy!

So you know how I am into fonts–I’d just like to say I think the artist got a weee bit carried away on the fonts for Home on the Range. 🙂

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Posted: May 20, 2017
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Review: Murder at the Courthouse

Murder at the Courthouse Five Stars

I picked this up a while back. I didn’t know it was considered Christian fiction when I started reading, but was pleasantly surprised to find it wasn’t preachy. It’s just a good mystery with great characters. There’s one character who prays a lot, but it fits in with both her personality and the events going on at the time. She’s not obnoxious about it, but if you happen to dislike that kind of thing, it’s easy to skip because it’s kept in her areas. The characters were fun to meet and get to know. They’re realistic and complex with some heart-tugging moments as the story grows. I was pretty sure I knew who the murderer was about three quarters of the way though, but there was so much else going on that it didn’t matter a whit. This is a good read for cozy readers and general mystery readers. There’s plenty of action and a great cast of characters to care about.

Definitely recommended.

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Posted: May 18, 2017
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Pink Lemonade Soap

Here’s a shot of my latest soap. It’s actually lemongrass with sage, but didn’t it turn out a nice pink lemonade color? I named it that because it smells like lemons and it just seemed to fit. It’s one of my best batches to date. I’m really liking this hot process soap better than the cold processed stuff. It’s ready to use much faster, holds the scent very nicely without morphing and it’s a nice hard bar. The various essential oils I use can change the lather, but they’ve all turned out quite nice so far. I use yogurt for added skin benefits and to keep the soap pourable, although since I use individual silicone molds, I have to work pretty fast and push the soap down to even it out. It gets little whipped cream curls across the top from the spatula.


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Posted: May 16, 2017
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Fantasy Series: With Gargoyle!

Sorceress Awakening is only 99 cents. This is urban fantasy–with witches, gargoyles and a whole host of problems.

When Lillian finds herself facing off against vampires and other mythological impossibilities, help comes from an unlikely source—the stone gargoyle who has been sleeping in her garden for the last twelve years.

After the battle, Lillian learns the humans she thought were her family are actually a powerful coven of witches at war with the demonic Riven. Lillian is something more than human, a Sorceress and Avatar to the gods. Gregory has been her protector for many lifetimes, but when she was still a child troubles in their homeland forced him to flee with her to the human world. However, Gregory fears something from her childhood followed them to this world—he suspects Lillian is host to an infant demon, one capable of evil greater than even the Riven.

At kobo Coupons should work on this book. Check for coupons here.
at B&N too
Sorceress at War The fourth book in the series is just out today.


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Posted: May 16, 2017
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Urban Fantasy Sale – Includes Unicorns!

Mysteries yesterday and a great looking list of Urban Fantasies today! Show Me the Magic – A plethora of urban fantasy — prices should be good May 15-19.

There are some very good looking books on this list! As usual, I’ve picked out a few that caught my eye.

Unicorn Magic

Yup, the unicorn got my attention! How can anyone resist!?! I need to go to Scotland to investigate!

In Feyland, not everything is as it seems…
Feyland: a new computer game that allows Scottish teenager Corinne MacArthur to escape the sadness haunting her everyday life after losing a loved one. It’s a game where legends come to life, the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred, and the impossible becomes – probable?

This next one looks like a good old fashioned urban fantasy with some kick-ass characters.

Marked by Hell

Los Angeles isn’t just a playground for those searching for a new start. It’s a darker and more dangerous place than they’ll ever know. But Mary’s not fooled.

With her hands full trying to play human while looking for a way back to heaven, Mary doesn’t have time to polish her halo let alone solve a murder case. But when she finds out demons are responsible, Mary just can’t help herself.

When Mary makes a mistake causing her best friend to be taken, she will have to make a choice: sacrifice an innocent for the chance to get her revenge or lose everything she has worked for. Mary starts to realize there is no clear path back to heaven without becoming tainted herself.

Did someone say kelpies? And this sounds like it could have some great cozy elements!

Kelpie Dreams

Meet Lady Macbeth–a high school librarian, ex-assassin, and part-time kelpie, whose mother wanted to name her Hemorrhoid at birth. Now she has to take on a Sea Hag–eight legs of Godzilla-ugly poured into a bucket full of meanness–with the help of a one-woman army named Rhonda, a 200-year-old Sea Captain, and a hunky lighthouse keeper who won’t admit that he’s dead as well.

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Oodles of Mysteries on Sale

Remember a few weekends ago when I posted a link to a bunch of fantasy and scifi that was on sale? Weeeeelll, we now have an entire page of Mysteries on Sale! This weekend only, authors have marked down their mysteries.

Cozies! Thrillers! Paranormal! All at 99 cents!

Just like I did for the fantasy, I’ve picked a couple that look good to me, but click through and select a few of your own favorites.


The Tarkington Treasure

A spooky old house, rumors of a hidden Civil War treasure, a neighbor’s murder, and an ex-fiancé falling unconscious at her feet—Charlotte Ross has her hands full when she’s invited to stay at her friend, Jane Marshall’s home while her apartment is being renovated.

Jane and her new fiancé have sold everything to move to the large estate she’d just inherited near the small town in Illinois, where she grew up. She’s always loved the house, but the cost of living in, and fixing up, a deteriorating old mansion is more than both their incomes combined. If she can’t come up with the money for the next property tax payment, she’ll be forced to give it up.

Charlotte is intent on winning back her ex, but her efforts are stymied when he’s suspected of murder.

The two couples soon discover the rambling old house holds more than one secret when they join forces to find the real killer—and the elusive, Tarkington treasure.

Crafts, Cat Burglars and Murder

Note: This is book 4 in the series, but it is the one on sale for 99 cents. The first is Steps from Death

Georgina starts volunteering at the local animal shelter in an effort to find balance in her life. When cats start disappearing, she takes it upon herself to find out what’s going on. When she tracks down the cat burglar, events take a deadly turn. Can Georgina find the killer before he lands on his feet and gets away?


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