Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Abundance Triggers Giveaway

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A special and unique giveaway brought to you by author of Abundance Triggers, Kanta Bosniak
One lucky winner will win:-
One Hour Abundance Triggers Coaching Session rrp$150 (optional)** SIGNED BOOK of Abundance Triggers
SIGNED Abundance Triggers Coloring Book
Abundance Triggers - A Journey of Self Discovery CD 2 Runner-up prizes of the Abundance Triggers - A Journey of Self Discovery CD
Open to UK / US / CA
Ending on Sunday 1st September at 11.59pm EST

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Grosbec & Eulalie - 2 Cajun One Act Plays

If you see any show this year, you need to check out Grosbec & Eulalie - 2 Cajun one act plays.  They are hysterical.  You will laugh until you cry.  Below is the information that Cite des Arts sent me.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Never Borrow From the Future

I received the following in an email from my mom.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  This world would be a better place if more people would follow these guidelines.

.... Please don't close or delete this one before reading!  An Angel says, 'Never borrow from
the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.'
1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.
4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.
5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.
13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house  key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Carry a Book with you to read while waiting in line.
17. Get enough rest.
18. Eat right.
19 Get organized so everything has its place.
20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
22. Every day, find time to be alone.
23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray..
24. Make friends with Godly people.
25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.
26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you my Almighty God'
27. Laugh.
28. Laugh some more!
29 Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).
31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
32. Sit on your ego.
33 Talk less; listen more.
34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. 
'If God is for us, who can be against us?' (Romans 8:31)
My instructions were to send this to four people that I wanted God to bless and I picked you. I decided to send it to more than four, because I didn't want to limit blessings.

JEREMIAH 29:11-15

Linked by Judy Serrano Review & Giveaway

Daphne Foster is a substitute teacher stuck in an English class, waiting for that dreaded parent-teacher conference. With much preparation and anxiety, she encounters the unforgettable Charlie Cross. His charm and good looks, win her over but rumors of his involvement with organized crime make his continued disappearances disturbing.

In walks Heathcliff Vanderpool, creating a love triangle of unusual sorts. Unknown to Daphne, Heathcliff and Charlie are old friends: Older than she could have imagined. With Charlie away on business, Daphne and Heathcliff discover a passion between them lying beneath the surface. As their souls link, pulling away from Charlie becomes next to impossible. Will his involvement in organized crime consume them both before she’s able to get free? When you become “linked,” the choice may not be your own.

I have to say that I loved this book.  It is kind of a mix of Shades of Gray & Twilight, except the characters are older (not teens) and there is no bondage.  You have this mixture of vampires and invisible bonds between characters with this almost obsessive need to be with each other.  There is the sweet, innocent woman who falls for the hunky man that has this bad side.  The story turns into a love triangle.  

Judy Serrano pulls you into the story from the very beginning and never lets go.  The story is full of twists and turns that you never expect.  You just have to be careful because you may become the obsessed one.  I know I couldn't put the book down after I was hooked.  What is disappointing is now I have to wait for the next book.  This is the thing I hate.  I become obsessed with a series and feel that I am left on hold for what seems like an eternity waiting for the next book.

If you love vampire literature, you will love this one.  I give this book a big thumbs up and a 5 star rating.  However, this is not a book for children and tweens.  It is definitely for young adults and older due to some of the steamy love scenes.  While I know that teens would probably love this book, I think parents should read this first and decide for themselves whether or not they will let their teen read this book.  

Author Bio:
Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Dallas Area Romance Authors. She is a substitute teacher at the local school district and writes for various on-line publications. She is the author of Easter's Lilly, Brother Number Three, Relatively Close and Memoirs of a Mobster, which are romantic thrillers and part of The Easter’s Lilly Series.

Judy currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.

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I received a copy of this book to review from CM Book Tours but all opinions are 100% mine.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

Free Subscription to Guitar Player

You can get a free subscription to Guitar Player.  This is from Free Biz Mag.  It is completely free, and there are no automatic renewals.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Free Subscription to Sea

You can get a free subscription to Sea magazine.  This is from Mercury magazine.  It is completely free, and there are no automatic renewals.  

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Master Acting Workshop

What:  Master Acting Workshop by Caroline McGee of NYC
When:  August 5-9 
Where:  Cité des Arts 109 Vine Street/Downtown Lafayette
To register or for more info
Fee:  $200.00 some scholarships available


Caroline McGee, noted NYU professor/Director, Lee Strasberg Institute, is offering a Master Acting Workshop at Cite des Arts, for actors, students, & teachers, of all ages and experience. 

Free Subscription to Shutterbug

You can get a free subscription to Shutterbug.  This is from Free Biz Mag.  It is completely free, and there are no automatic renewals.

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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Cite Des Arts collaborates with Spoken Red & VIP Event Mgmt Services

What:  Music, Fashion, and Spoken Word Variety Show by Local Professional & Amateur Performers.
When:  Sunday, July 28, 6:00pm
Where:  109 Vine Street/Downtown Lafayette
Tickets:  Cite des Arts or at the door $15 general admission/$10.00 in advance.

Cite Des Arts collaborates with Spoken Red & VIP Event Mgmt Services For Arts Fundraiser 

Lafayette Parish’s most recognized community theatre, Cite Des Arts, serves as the host venue for a spectacular event series showcasing extraordinary amateurs and professionals with the Arts & Entertainment industry. Spoken Red and VIP Event Mgmt Services serve as the official hosts for the event. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Resurrection of Hannah: A novel inspired by true events Review

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Samantha Clark meets with a monthly group to delve into subjects of interest. They dabble in
meditation, dream work, and hypnosis — just friends having fun. But lately Sammi is feeling off-kilter and plagued with poor sleep. Searching for a natural solution, she discovers a bitter herb known to induce slumber, whips up a concoction to sweeten the herb, and imbibes. Unbeknownst to her, these areas of experimentation are whirling together to form the perfect storm, one that will blow open an entrance in Sammi’s mind that leads to another world, a door that can never again be

Monday, July 15, 2013

Armored Hearts by Melissa Turner & Pauline Creeden

Armored Hearts

Armored Hearts

When a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother’s side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fariytales. Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair. Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Here We Go

Ok, here we go.  Crazy or not, I've decided to start a new blog, Book Worm & More.  This time it will mainly be about books, reviews, and giveaways.  I can't wait to get going but I am a little afraid to start another blog.  I love to read, and I've started doing quite a few book reviews on my other blog, Let's Start Saving Now.  So, I finally decided to do another blog.  I will probably be doing book review posts on both blogs until this one gets off the ground.

I haven't told the hubby yet that I'm doing this.  He might think I'm insane because I already spend so much time blogging on my other site.  Oh, well.  He already knows I'm crazy, and how much I love books and reading.  He is finally getting used to all of my books all over the house.  

My ideal house would have a library in it with bookshelves from floor to ceiling and comfy reading chairs.  It would have one of those ladders that rolls along the shelves.  You know, so, I could reach the ones at the top.  I have always dreamed of having a library like some in old movies, like Candleshoe with Jodie Foster and Helen Hayes.

I love my books and hate getting rid of any.  I have given some away over the years but for the most part I keep all of my books.  A couple of years ago, I did give between 400-500 books away to a friend that was opening a school in Africa.  I can't remember where exactly.  It is where he was from.  The books were to get them started on a library for all of the students.  I still miss some of the books, but they are being put to good use.

I can't wait to get going on this blog and reading loads of great books.  It will take me a little while to get everything set up on the blog, and to get social media sites set up.  Bear with me while I try to get this off the ground.  Let me know what you think and what you like or don't like.