Showing posts from October, 2013

Simple Review: Jolly Time Popcorn and popcorn baller.

There is nothing like sitting down to watch a movie with a big bowl of popcorn. That is a must have during a movie. But sometimes it's so much butter and salt that you can feel your arteries clogging. Well Jolly Time has come up with a popcorn that gives you all that popcorn should be and that is still good for you.

I tried the Jolly Time's Smart Balance with light butter mini bag. It was good, I didn't know what to expect when it said light butter. I usually get the movie theater style popcorn. But I was very impressed and will definitely be popping more popcorn.

Me and my son cooked some popcorn on the stove and it was a wonderful experience. Our goal was to make caramel popcorn balls.

First we got out our big pan, used three tablespoons of oil, and covered the bottom of the pan with popcorn kernels.

Cover with a lid making sure there  is a way for steam to escape, once the kernels start popping. More you pan around until all the popcorn is popped.

Add flavors to taste …

Interview with Joan Ranquet of Communication with All Life (Meditation Cd and Guide Book)

Although Communication with All Life is about animal communication, it isn’t just a how-to book, but a guide that will help you discern how much you’re already exchanging feelings, words, and pictures with your pet. Woven throughout the book are many stories to illustrate and support the theory that animal communication isn’t something that you do or need to learn . . . it just is. By tuning in telepathically, Joan Ranquet has helped thousands of people and animals deepen their connections with each other, resolve behavioral problems, assist in the process of death and dying, and examine issues surrounding illness and accidents. Many of the situations that are dealt with throughout the book are actually people—perception problems rather than stories of an ill-behaved dog, cat, horse, bird, or other pet.
Communication with All Life illustrates how to move past the emotional patterns that create unwanted behavior and ultimately demonstrates that animal companions give humans the opportu…

Book Spotlight and Givaway: The Inheritance by Olivia Mayfield

BLURB:    Maggie Willings knew that returning home for her estranged grandfather’s funeral would not be easy, but she never expected the reading of his will to be the most difficult part. The four people named in the will—Maggie, her brother Robert, her ex-boyfriend Andrew, and her grandfather’s far-too-young girlfriend Bethany—are given a challenge: find out the truth about what happened to Maggie’s younger sister Cassandra, who vanished over eight years ago, and win the entirety of the estate. 
Maggie is thrown by the strange request, reluctant to drag up painful memories of her sister’s disappearance, and bothered by her lingering attraction to Andrew, who wants to team up to solve the mystery. But there are ten million dollars on the line and Maggie has no idea where to start—or who she’ll be able to trust
Olivia will be awarding a $25 gift card to a random commentator.
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Blogger Opp: Holiday Guide

Attention Bloggers: sign up to be entered into the gift card giveaway The Simple Life Holiday Guide Blogger Sign Up Form. The holiday guide will feature 3/4 toys and holiday favorites for each age group. There will also be holiday items for family and friends. Included will be a receipe section, Christmas card check list, and DYI gifts. There will be a giveaway for a  $10 Walmart Gift Card and a nail set. Bloggers that enter will be entered into drawing for $5.00 blogger Gift Card. Links for Facbook and Twitter will be $1.00 and Co-Host Links will be $3.00 for both Facebook or Twitter and another link of your choice. The giveaway will be from 11/11/13 to 12/6/13.  Sign up will end on 11/5/13. Sign up below

Book Blitz: The Hag on the Wind by Laura J. Underwood

The Hag of the Wind Laura J. Underwood

Publisher:Eggplant Literary Productions, Inc.
Date of Publication:10/28/2013
Kindle 978-1-932207-48-4

Word Count: 22,000 Cover Artist: Roan Carter

Book Description:

Ginny Ni’Cooley just wants a peaceful, quiet life.But quiet is hard to maintain when one’s mentor is a ghost who died a lush and a lech.And peace isn’t to be found when the locals expect their local mageborn to banish monsters and help infertile couples conceive.

It’s that last bit that is posing the most trouble for Ginny of late.Marman the pig-herder--once an unwelcome suitor--now wants Ginny to help him and his wife conceive, and doesn’t believe her when she says it’s beyond her powers.

When the couple try to solve their problem on their own, they manage to unleash a demon imprisoned years ago.Now, their actions have placed all of Connorscroft in danger and no matter how much peace and quiet Ginny wants, she’s got to find a way to defeat the demon before it…

Book Spotlight: Summerset Abbey by T.J. Brown



Reminiscent of Downton Abbey, this first novel in a new series follows two sisters and their maid as they are suddenly separated by the rigid class divisions within a sprawling aristocratic estate and thrust into an uncertain world on the brink of WWI... Rowena and Victoria, daughters to the second son of the Earl of Summerset, have always treated their governess’s daughter, Prudence, like a sister. But when their father dies and they move in with their uncle’s family in a much more traditional household, Prudence is relegated to the maids’ quarters, much to the girls’ shock and dismay. The impending war offers each girl hope for a more modern future, but the ever-present specter of class expectations makes it difficult for Prudence to maintain a foot in both worlds. Vividly evoking both time and place and filled with authentic dialogue and richly detailed atmosphere, Summerset Abbey is a charming and timeless historical debut.

T.J. will be aw…

Book Spotlight: In a Wolf's Eyes by A. Katie Rose

In aWolf’s Eyes
Saga of the Black Wolf
Book 1
A. Katie Rose

Genre: Epic Fantasy

Publisher: Untreed Reads Publishing

Date of Publication: April, 27, 2012


Number of pages: 497 (approx.)
Word Count: 155,000

Cover Artist: Ginny Glass

Book Trailer:
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Book Description:

Raine is a slave, a gladiator. Known as the Bloody Wolf, he is the champion of all champions in the Empire of Khalid. Ly’Tana is a warrior princess of Kel’Halla and is set to wed the heir to Khalid’s throne, Crown Prince Broughton. When Raine and his new wizard pal, Rygel, accidentally murder the High King, they set in motion events rapidly spiraling out of control. Ly’Tana discovers the true, and violent, nature of her betrothed, a man nickn…

Author Interview with Susan McLeod of Fire and Shadow

Today we had the pleasure of chatting with Susan McLeod author of Fire and Shadow:

1. What made you want to be a writer?

It was so much fun to live in a fantasy world. I could be anyone, do anything. I invented towns that had no school where children got free candy every day. I went on adventures and solved mysteries like Nancy Drew. As I got older, my stories became romantic, and I was the girlfriend of numerous TV and pop stars. I believe I got married at least 20 times!

2. Who is your favorite author?

I can’t narrow it down to one. I love Tolkien, Mark Twain, Dickens and Phillipa Gregory, to name a few.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

Black Adagio, by Wendy Potocki.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

I tell stories.

5. What is your favorite activity?

Writing‒and reading.

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

Emilia Clarke for Lily, and Tom Mison for Kent.

7. Who is your favorite character in your boo…

$200 Cash Giveaway

Welcome to the $200 Cash Giveaway!

Sponsored by Michael Phillip Cash. Seventeen year old Arielle is at a crossroads in her life. Disenchanted with her father, she is testing the boundaries of his trust by dating someone he does not approve. Under the moonlit sky in Long Island, Arielle and her boyfriend meet beneath the infamous hanging tree. The couple's destiny is rooted to the five spirits in the tree whose lives and deaths are determined by an ancient curse. Will her future be determined by the past or will Arielle's choices alter the course of her life?

Find out when you read The Hanging Tree by Michael Phillip Cash! Michael is the best selling author of Stillwell: A Haunting On Long Island and his debut novel, Brood X.

The Hanging Tree is his first novella. To celebrate the release, Michael would like to offer one fan $200 Paypal Cash and signed copies of his books Stillwell, Brood X and a kindle download of The Hanging Tree! Enter to win $200 Cash via PayPal as well as s…

Please Help Support Leukemia & Lymphoma.

There are many great causes out there but when I read about Dana's story I wanted to help support. I realize that I wanted to help. I know October is typically associated with breast cancer but I'm here to share awareness about another type of cancer. Blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma. Dana contacted me to share her story.
Dana's story: I lost one of my best friends to leukemia when he was 24. Until then, I thought leukemia was just a childhood cancer. I didn't even realize how many people got it in their 20s and 30s. I was inspired to fundraise in memory of my friend so that hopefully one day everyone will be a survivor. The more I've learned about blood cancers, the more inspired I became to do something. The statistics are staggering:
-Approximately every 4 minutes one person in the United States is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Approximately every 10 minutes, someone in the US dies from a blood cancer. This statistic represents nearly 150 people each day o…

Book Spotlight: Suffering of a Wtch by Suza Kates

Suffering of a Witch The Savannah Coven Series
Book 7
Suza Kates

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Icasm Press
Date of Publication: October 20,2013 ISBN: 978-0-9889809-4-5 ASIN: 978-0-9889809-5-2 Cover Artist: Brian McCann Book Trailer: Book Description: SHE WON’T GIVE UP Kylie Worthington is in love with a man who doesn’t return the sentiment. She’s thrown away her pride and all attempts at pretense, yet Quinn St. Germaine still pushes her away. With the arrival of her trial, she will go where Fate dictates, to fight the vicious group, the Amara, and the demon that they serve. She’s also destined to fall in love, so at least she’ll finally find the man she was meant for. Whether she likes it or not. HE WON’T GIVE IN Quinn has spent his life preparing for his family’s prophecy, but no spell or book could have ever prepared him for Kylie. Her passion for him is strong—and persistent—but he must deny what she makes him feel. Too many years have passed him b…