Feb 012017
 

It’s that time of year where we have all made resolutions and set goals. Some of us want to learn to play an instrument or take lessons. If you are in Austin or have a Guitar Center nearby then you should definitely check out the classes they are offering!

The Austin music stores at Guitar Center are open from 10am until 9pm on weekdays and also have hours on both Saturdays and Sundays! They offer services for rentals, repairs, and even for professionals!

Rentals available at Guitar Center Austin Include:
Guitars
Effects
Drums
Keyboards
Lighting
DJ gear
Sound systems
Microphones
PA systems
Speakers
Backline equipment

Definitely go and check out Guitar Center Austin or find one near you on their website! You can start your journey by taking lessons or pick up professional equipment for any event!

Oct 032015
 

About a month ago I received these wipes in the mail as a sample. I really wanted to like them because they are inexpensive and are an Allure Best of Beauty award winner.

I don’t wear much for makeup, a CC+ Cream as my foundation, Bye Bye Undereyes as my all over concealer and brightener, and a lot of nude shadows with waterproof tightline mascara. All of my makeup is from IT Cosmetics, except for my favorite eyeliners, which are from Smashbox. I also have some drug store lip colors from NYC and a few eyeliners from Avon (you need Avon eyeliner in your life).

I was using Skinn cosmetics makeup removing wipes which were about a dollar a wipe through The Shopping Channel in Canada. They worked well, but they were a DOLLAR each which is crazy!

So when I finished up the Skinn wipes I opened up my sample of Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, which claim to even remove waterproof mascara and are made for sensitive skin, I break out easily and have sensitive skin and a lot of allergies.

The pro’s:

  • No strong fragrance, they didn’t smell like anything really
  • They were very moist
  • They were super soft
  • They didn’t burn or sting my eyes
  • They did not cause me to break out
  • They are in fact hydrating as claimed
  • No residue left to wash off on lazy days

The Cons:

  • They did NOT remove my makeup -not my CC+, eyeshadow, lip color or concealer, in fact, the wipes looked clean when I was done using them
  • I ended up having to scrub to get any makeup off
  • I had to use more than one wipe each evening

Unfortunately, I will not be buying the Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes because they just don’t do what they say they are going to do. On no-makeup days my skin did feel refreshed and cleansed but for $8.27 for 25 wipes that don’t remove makeup it simply isn’t worth the price.

I am giving these Simple Facial Cleansing Wipes 2 stars because they were gentle and didn’t irritate my skin. It is really unfortunate because had they removed my makeup as promised I would have definitely purchased them!

ALL of this said, I would try their other cleansing products, maybe their formula is better when it isn’t in a wipe. I loved the fact that they didn’t break me out or anger my allergies. I will definitely keep an eye out for other products in this line and try them out.

Have you tried this brand? Was your experience the same as mine? What is your holy grail makeup remover!?

Jun 032014
 

More Feed Your Reader Freebies from Amazon!  If you don’t have a Kindle don’t worry! You can get the Kindle app for pretty much any device, I have it on my android, computer, Ipad, Kobo (ereader) and probably more places if I think about it. Its a quick and FREE download and any book you buy or get free from Amazon can be delivered to one or all of your devices without having to buy it over and over! Click here for the Kindle App.

Always verify your price before completing your purchase!

Olivia’s best friend is not imaginary. He’s not a ghost, either. And she’s pretty sure he’s not a hallucination. He’s just Mason.

He is, however, invisible.

When Olivia spotted the crying little boy on her front porch at five years old, she had no idea she was the only one who could see him. Twelve years later when new-girl Robin bumps into the both of them and introduces herself to Mason, they are both stunned.

Mason couldn’t be more pleased that someone else can see him. Olivia, on the other hand, isn’t jumping at the chance to welcome Robin into their circle. Jealousy may have something to do with
that, but honest fear that Robin’s presence will put Mason in danger is soon validated when a strange black car shows up outside Olivia’s house.

The race to find out what Robin knows in time to protect Mason from whatever threats are coming becomes Olivia’s only focus.

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An underground factory, a terrifying laboratory, and the eerie whistle of the Night Watchman Express…

Miriam has only her guardians’ son for company, and she and Simon dislike each other from the start. But they must find a way to trust each other, or they will end up on the sinister Night Watchman Express.

Full of danger, suspense, betrayal, and a hint of romance, this steampunk adventure is for readers of all ages.

“Alison DeLuca is a master storyteller who deserves much more recognition than she gets. I would not hesitate to recommend not only this book but also the entire series. This is Steampunk adventure at its best!”

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“Stacy Green has the power to transport readers to a place and time. Whether it’s the sticky heat of a Mississippi summer, or the cold terror of coming face to face with a murderer, her writing stimulates all the senses. TIN GOD is a very satisfying read.” –Bestselling thriller author Rachel Abbott
“Stacy Green has written an emotionally charged, thought-provoking and stunning mystery/suspense that will capture and hold you hostage until the last page is read.” –The Kindle Book Review

The truth can be as deadly as any weapon.

Jaymee Ballard trusted only one person in Roselea,Mississippi with the secret of her lost daughter. When that person is brutally murdered, it leaves her with heartbreak and a slew of unanswered questions. The eerie similarity to a murder of one of Jaymee’s close friends years ago causes her to realize her past has come back to haunt her and may cost her own life.

Years of deception and abuse leave Jaymee with few options and fewer allies. She turns to the widower of her friend—a man struggling with his own demons—to help her find her daughter and identify the killer before he strikes again.

Before all evidence, the truth—and Jaymee’s daughter—are lost.

TIN GOD is a romantic thriller set in a small town. Filled with suspense and featuring a strong female protagonist, this mystery leaves the reader wanting more.

“Stacy Green writes some of the best villains out there while at the same time keeping them well hidden. I highly recommend this book for adults who love suspenseful mystery with a dose of romance and a surprise you don’t see coming. I will definitely be reading more of her stories.” –Open Book Society

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Nominated for the 2013 “Best Sugar Shock Novel,” Best Cover, and Best Male Character!

“Oh-Em-Gee!!!”
~ Jeannette Medina, I Heart Books

“I can’t wait to read the next one!”
~ Sam Pearce, Amazon Customer

“It is the perfect start to what is sure to be a fantastic series.”
~ Random Museomy

“This was my most ABSOLUTE FAVORITE book that I have read in a long time… I was unable to put this book down from beginning to end and I definitely want more.”
~ Lisa Markson, Paranormal Bookworm

“I couldn’t put it down! It’s one I want to carry around with me everywhere so in those spare moments waiting on someone or something I can escape back into it… This is a beautifully written story that I highly recommend! In fact I already have to all my family and friends. “
~ Brenda Anderson, Naughty Bits Book Reviews

“Loved this book!!!”
~ Delphina, Delphina Reads Too Much

“I literally couldn’t put it down!”
~ Tigerakp, Amazon Customer

“PLEASE READ.”
~ Stellak, Amazon Customer

Blurb:

Sometimes, even the gods can’t change their fate…

Vegas is not where Karly had imagined herself to be at this point in her life.She was supposed to be living in California, soaking up the sun and enjoying the life of an artist. Instead, she’s just moving out of her parent’s house and going to a school that could loosely be called her second choice. When she meets Zeus Drakos, owner of the new hit casino and resort in town, he seems just like every other jerk guy out there. How was she supposed to know who he really was?

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Angel Knight never knew anything was missing from his life. Not until one fateful night when he met her. She was fiery, beautiful, and he knew he had to make her his.
Breanna Hunt lived a normal life until rock star Angel Knight walked into her life. He made her a job offer that she just couldn’t refuse, but could she keep herself safe from his charms?
Angel does everything he could to make Breanna accept him as her mate, but when a rogue vampire starts killing people associated with Angel it isn’t easy. When the killer sets their sights on Brea, all bets are off.
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Book #1 “Starting Over”
Book #2 “Second Chances”
Book #3 “Begin Again”
Book #4 “One Day at a Time”
Book #5 “Finding Hope”

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

Bellamy Carmichael’s finally come home after staying away for six years. There’s just one problem, Luke Carter…

Six years ago she seduced him, but a realization had him turning his back on her and became the cause of her long exodus. But with her brother’s imminent deployment Bellamy knows she’s bound to see him.

Luke Carter made the mistake of crossing a line he never should’ve crossed six years ago…

He knows he’s the reason why Bellamy avoids home, and with her coming back home he’s hoping to make things right. He just wasn’t expecting her to look so damn beautiful.

However, there’s one more problem, Bellamy’s been keeping a secret from Luke for past six years. When passion builds between them she knows that she must tell Luke the truth, but will it bring them closer together?

Or will it drive them apart for good?

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Parallel lives are fated to collide in The Execution, a medieval, fantasy thriller, dark adventure, and tragic love story set in fourteenth century France.

A young priest enters the prison cell of a condemned mercenary and is shocked to see the face of this murderer is his own—a mirror image of himself. Unknown to each other until now, the twins form a bond of brotherhood, sealed with their darkest secrets. But with only hours until the execution, the priest questions which man should truly be condemned. Should it be the ruthless killer—a boy from an orphanage who suffered the unimaginable—or himself, the man of God whose own tormented desires ended in tragedy? As the sun rises, the young priest knows what he must do. But can he make the ultimate sacrifice, and free them both?

Find two soundtracks for THE EXECUTION on ITunes: SCARLET RED/Michelle McCammond, and GOD’S FALLEN ANGELS/Luke Yates, Michelle McCammond

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Jun 012014
 

At the time of posting all of these titles show “FREE” on Amazon.com. Please be sure to verify price before checkout!

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In a Paris train station, Lexi Peters makes a startling discovery that sends her on a life and death journey, bringing together a group of people who all have a secret. But is she ready for the fear, torture, and death that lie ahead? Can Lexi survive the Assassins Wall?

Amanda Dubin takes you on a suspense-mystery-thriller-adventure ride that keeps you guessing what will happen next as you travel all around Paris.

Assassins Wall is the first in a trilogy of books.

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E.R. Percy’s whiskey making days are turned upside down by the sudden appearance of a giant naked man, an unsavory job offer from a drug dealer, and a sultry local girl hell-bent on making it as difficult as possible for him to keep his vows to his wife. He wants nothing more than to sell his illegal wares and be left alone. Unfortunately, the whiskey man is about to come to terms with the only way for that to happen: the bad way out.
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Even the strongest person needs time to heal; A MOMENT’S REST.

Ask any resident from the small Pennsylvania town of Ellis Springs to describe the happy-go-lucky rector of St. Regis’ Episcopal Church and you may be surprised by some of the answers you would receive. They would range from shameless chocoholic, motorcycle momma, compassionate soul, avid runner, faithful Christian, to devoted wife. Stephanie Talbot was all of those and so much more. Reverend, wife, mother, and friend.

Days before the New Year arrives, her world is tragically changed. Stephanie finds herself widowed at the age of thirty-six when her husband, David, is killed in an automobile accident. His death leaves her alone to raise their three year-old son—all while she’s expecting their second child. David’s death shakes her to her very foundation and makes her doubt her faith by questioning God’s plan. In a role-reversal, she is on the receiving end of good intentions and help from her congregation, family, and friends. Rebuilding her wavering faith comes easy to her. However, the day to day challenges of single parenthood prove much harder to deal with while she tries to find the right balance between her priest duties and motherhood. Life adjustments need to be made. At one point, Stephanie’s mother even suggests she relocate to her hometown and closer to family so that they can help her through those adjustments.

Stephanie clears her first hurdle when she chooses to stay in Ellis Springs. Her friend, Natalie Andrews, reminds the priest that she has plenty of “family” in their tight-knit community to see her through the transition. Returning to work at St. Regis’ proves to be all the therapy she needs. She immediately slips back into the routine of spiritual leader, counselor, and mom. In her counseling role, an old acquaintance turns up like a bad penny. Stephanie still has her doubts where Jeremy Brewster is concerned; however, she agrees to play mediator when Clark wants to mend fences with his oldest friend. But does Jeremy Brewster have redeeming qualities worthy of such efforts?

Months pass, and Stephanie finds herself rushing to a prenatal appointment, when the elevator she boards quits between floors and she’s forced to spend time with the polished and arrogant Dr. Nathaniel Felix. The ordeal inside the elevator stretches into an eternity as the doctor succinctly conveys to her his thoughts on religion, God, and clergy members counseling parishioners. For the first time in her life, she develops a deep-seated loathing for a fellow human being. After their initial meeting, Stephanie finds herself crossing paths with the insufferable psychiatrist. Each experience tests her good nature. In the midst of hating him, she finds herself in need of his therapeutic services for one of her at-risk teen parishioners. Allowing him into her “network of specialists” not only forces her to have professional contact with him, but also provides Dr. Felix with ample opportunity to analyze Stephanie—a game that intrigues him while leaving the reverend feeling exposed and weak. She makes a conscious effort to avoid his scrutiny at all costs.

Spring arrives and, with it, the new baby. The event is bittersweet for Stephanie as she is caught between joy and sorrow, her happiness marred by David’s absence. The resilient priest moves forward yet again as she finds harmony in her life. Knowing that she was blessed with something many people never get to experience, being married to the love of her life, Stephanie resolves to focus on her family and her church. She rationalizes that her unplanned marital status will allow her to be a better mother and priest—or so she thinks. Her Boss may have other plans.

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ADVANCE REVIEWS:
“Storykiller is a sweeping fantasy grounded by sarcastic wit and a modern twist on age-old characters that is great for any fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. No author has ever made me care so much for the villains, but Thompson does it again in Storykiller with Snow and Fenris.” – ERIN JADE LANGE, author of BUTTER and DEAD ENDS

“Tessa Battle saves the world from Stories, wielding a double-bladed axe and rocking a red Mohawk. The Snow Queen, Bluebeard, Robin Hood, Romeo, Trolls…every classic Story you can possibly think of create the ultimate monster mash within the same pages, and it works. Tessa, Micah, and Brand give Buffy, Willow, and Xander a run for their money. Except this isn’t an undiscovered Whedon story, it’s Kelly Thompson’s second novel – and she kicks the idea of a ‘sophomore slump’ firmly in the balls. Tessa Battle-style.” -KAREN MAHONEY, author of THE IRON WITCH TRILOGY

SUMMARY:

The monster under the bed is real.

In fact, all the monsters are real, as well as the heroes and everything in between because all Fiction is real and exists in a dimension called Story. However, plenty of them hang out in the Mortal world, living both innocent and nefarious lives. This might not mean much to the average Mortal unaware of the Fictional characters living among them, but for The Last Scion–the only Mortal that can kill those Fictional characters–things are about to become very complicated.

Tessa Battle is that Mortal

Upon her return to Lore, Oregon after years bouncing around boarding schools in Europe, Tessa had her sights set on simple things like shoe shopping, finding a hot boyfriend, and eating as many pancakes as humanly possible. However, the Last Scion mantle Tessa just got saddled with is not making any of that easy, and as Tessa and her new friends are about to learn, Story is long from done with her, no matter how much she’d like to deny her destiny.

With more than one monster chasing her and questionable characters like The Snow Queen and Robin Hood as her allies, Tessa is going to need all the superpowers she inherited just to stay alive.

And maybe, just maybe, it’s a GOOD thing that behind her back, Stories call her THE STORYKILLER.

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We have the technology to clone human beings.
But do we have the right?

$1 from every purchase of this book is donated to cancer research.

We have the ability to play God.
But what if we could clone God?

We can…
And already did.

An ancient prophesy predicts a dire future
as past and present intertwine into a deadly dance
of power with mankind as the ultimate pawn.

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An erotic romance with a paranormal twist… Two souls destined to be one. An old enemy enraged. Will his love for her be enough to save her?
Shapeshifters, demons, vampires and sorcerers are all just part of the show at the Myths and Legends Casino Resort.
Or are they?
Serafina Leroux has always dreamed of becoming a professional dancer. When she responds to a mysterious invitation to the dance auditions at Myths and Legends she not only gets a shot at her dream job, she also meets a tall, dark, devastatingly handsome stranger whose every touch consumes her with desire.
Donovan Drake is the charismatic owner of Myths and Legends known around the world as Dragon. His roguish good looks make him one of the most sought after bachelors alive, but only one woman can satisfy his carnal needs and the beast that shares his soul.
When Dragon and Serafina come together their passion ignites and she is drawn into his world where myths and legends are very real and danger lurks around every corner.
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**Nora Roberts gave her blessing for the use of her name in both the title and the premise in this suspenseful and emotional contemporary romance.**

Millions of readers have fallen in love with Ava’s bestselling Dare Valley and Dare River series…come join the family.

International Bestselling Author Ava Miles presents the #1 National Bestseller NORA ROBERTS LAND about a woman’s quest to find her happily ever after, Nora Roberts style. Selected as one of the Best Books of the Year (USA Today).

Journalist Meredith Hale’s ex-husband claimed her Nora Roberts addiction gave her unrealistic expectations about marriage, and she believed him. All dreams of happily ever after—or Nora Roberts Land as her mother calls it—went up in smoke. But when her family asks her to temporarily help their Dare Valley, Colorado newspaper, she decides it’s time to change her life and prove her ex wrong. She’s determined to find her own small-town Nora Roberts hero, prove that true love exists, and publish a story about her quest.

War correspondent Tanner McBride has just returned stateside to work for a major newspaper, and the last thing he expects is blackmail. Yet, before he can even unpack, he’s headed to Colorado. His assignment? Make his boss’s ex-wife fall for him and then break her heart. Her article about discovering love à la Nora might air dirty laundry about her marriage to the media mogul, threatening his senate run. The mogul wants Meredith stopped, and he makes sure Tanner has no choice in the matter.

When the two meet, the sparks between them are undeniable. Meredith, who vowed never to date another journalist, begins to succumb. Could Tanner be her Nora Roberts hero? As they work together to uncover the truth behind a suspicious death, the depth of their feelings unfolds and both realize they’ve kept their secrets for far too long. But before the truth can be revealed, their investigation takes a deadly turn, one that might make Meredith’s personal Nora Roberts Land go up in flames.

PRAISE:
“Ava’s story is witty and charming.” Barbara Freethy #1 NYT Bestselling Author on Nora Roberts Land

“On par with Nicholas Sparks’ love stories.” Jennifer’s Corner Blog

“The constant love, and the tasteful sexual interludes, bring a sensual, dynamic tension to this appealing story.” Publisher’s Weekly

“I am adding Ava Miles to my list of always reads like Susan Mallery, Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, and NORA ROBERTS.” Marjay’s Reading Blog

“Miles’ story savvy, sense of humor, respect for her readers and empathy for her characters shine through…” USA Today on The Gate to Everything

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Book One in the bestselling Train Through Time Series, a historical time travel romance series set in and around Seattle in the early 1900s.

Also available in a boxed set, the Train Through Time Series Boxed Set, Books 1-3.

College teacher Ellie Standish thinks she’s on a sleek modern train heading to a conference on women’s studies in Seattle, but she awakens from a night’s doze to find herself on a bizarre historical train full of late Victorian era reenactors who refuse to come out of character. When the leader of the group—handsome, green-eyed Robert Chamberlain—finally convinces her the date is indeed 1901, a skeptical Ellie rejects any eccentric theories of time travel and presumes she is smack dab in the middle of a very interesting historical dream. She turns the directorial reins of her dream over to the smitten and willing Robert, only to realize that dreams cannot last forever. Someday, she must wake up to reality, though Ellie no longer has any idea what reality is. She only knows that Robert must play an important part in her future. But how can he…if he’s only a figment of her imagination or worse yet…a man who belongs to an era long past?

“Fantastic Review! Bess McBride brings the past to life in her fabulous rendition of a time travel story where love conquers all…You don’t want to miss Bess McBride’s perfectly titled, completely engaging, attention grabbing work.” Writers and Readers of Distinctive Fiction

Together Forever Across Time, Book Two of the Train Through Time Series, available now.
A Smile in Time, Book Three of the Train Through Time Series, available now.
Train Through Time Series Boxed Set Books 1-3, available now.

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