Monday, February 23, 2015

Boom! Boom! Burlesque Presents, To Die For: a Murder Mystery Burlesque

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What: Boom! Boom! Burlesque Presents, To Die For: a Murder Mystery Burlesque

When:  Saturday, February 28, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.

Where: Cite dés Arts, 109 Vine Street, Downtown Lafayette

Boom! Boom! Burlesque invites you to an evening of singing, dancing, peeling and murder! Follow Detective Phineas as he leads a trail of exciting entertainment and attempts to bring the titillating but guilty parties to justice. 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Giveaways & Sweeps Linkup

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Welcome to the best Giveaway Linkup on the web hosted by Let's Start Saving Now,  Beck Valley Books,  Finger Click Saver  and  Book Worm & More! This is a great place to list and find giveaways hosted all around the blogosphere by some great bloggers.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

One Week Down

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Well, it's been a little over a week since I started the supplements Samento and Banderol.  For those that don't know, I'm taking these to see if they cause a reaction, flu like symptoms and a flare up.  I'm doing this to see if I have Lyme's disease.  If they cause a reaction, I will be tested by a lab in California.  They will test for the full spectrum of Lyme's whereas most tests only test for a few variations.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Celtic Balladeer Danny O'Flaherty at Cite des Arts

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What: Danny O’Flaherty: Irish Folk Musician

When: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 5:00 PM

Where: 109 Vine Street, Downtown Lafayette

Are you looking for a new cultural experience? On Sunday, February 22, 2015, Celtic songster, Danny O’Flaherty, will be performing at 5:00 PM at Cité des Arts.  O’Flaherty is originally from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland and entertains audiences around the world with his songs about immigration, sacrifices, struggle and love.  Join this singer, songwriter, and storyteller for a night of music at this all ages concert. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door.

Call to make reservations at 337-291-1122.

Image Credit: Cite des Arts

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Dreaming of Love Review & Giveaway

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Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


What can I say besides Dreaming of Love will have you dreaming of love or, as in my case, remembering love.  This book reminded me of my husband, not that we have ever been to Italy or even that we had completely different jobs.  It reminded me of the love we had and still have.  My husband would do anything for me or to keep me safe.  There is also the point where Dae asks Emily something at the end of the story in bed.  Don't tell the kids but my hubby asked me the same thing in the same situation.

I love reading Melissa Foster's stories because they always leave me feeling happy, frisky, free.  I'm left with a smile on my face.  It is hard to describe except that I'm left feeling joyful no matter what else is going on in my life.  I really need this respite from the world or really from my health problems.  I'm going through a difficult time and this took me away from my pain and worries for a little bit.  I look forward to reading more of her books.  I have a couple more that I have agreed to read but then I decided the other day I would have to take a break because of my health.  Now, I'm second guessing myself because reading this book made me feel better even if for just a day.  I've just had a hard time holding my Kindle for very long and it hurts to type very long on my computer but enough about me and my problems.

This is a great book that will take you away from your troubles.  You will be left with a smile on your face.  Melissa Foster's characters are so realistic that you will feel like a voyeur.  While this book is a part of a series, it can be read as a stand alone book.  However, I think after you read this one, you will want to read all of the other books.  These books are not appropriate for all readers.  It contains sexually explicit content.  I give this book 5 stars for not only the wonderful writing but also for bringing a smile to my face and letting me escape from my pain for a little while.

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary Café and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

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Starting on the Road to Healing (Hopefully)

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I've been going through a difficult time with my health for awhile.  Well, really fo a long while but more so lately.  I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 6 years ago.  Every once in awhile 
I'm tested for other things but to no avail.  Things have gotten progressively worse over the years.  The constant companion of pain and fatigue can be debilitating to say the least but I've tried to stay positive. I have to say I think I've done pretty good at hiding my pain for the most part.  I haven't been able to work or do much else since this started.  Last year I was in a better cycle (it seems to go in cycles for me of worse and better), and I was able to work as a substitute some days.  Well, that good cycle is gone and things have progressively gotten worse over the past 6 months including a couple of trips to the hospital.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


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October 17, 2015 will mark the 100th birthday of the American Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and prominent public figure Arthur Miller.  To build awareness of the works of one of the iconic American writers of the  20th century and to commemorate the occasion, Cité des Arts is partnering with the Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company, Acting Unlimited (AUI), Wanderlust Theatre Co., the Cane Fire Film Series and others to produce the Arthur Miller Festival Series.  The Lauren-Reilly Eliot Company opens the Festival at Cite Des Arts with their production of one of Arthur Miller’s most famous plays, 1949’s DEATH OF A SALESMAN from January 17, 2015 to February 1, 2015. In May, Cité des Arts will produce 1956’s A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (from May 8, 2015 to May 17, 2015 at Cite Des Arts), and AUI  will contribute THE CRUCIBLE (at Theatre 810 from May 22, 2015 to May 30, 2015).  In June, American history professor, Dr. Nina McCune will conduct a seminar on HUAC and the Hollywood Blacklist at Cité; and in July, the Cane Fire Film Series will screen Miller’s “The Misfits”. Wanderlust Theatre Co. closes the year long collaboration and celebration in December with 1947’s ALL MY SONS at Cité des Arts

The Festival continues to reach out to area theatre companies and other producing entities for participation, so watch for future announcements regarding further productions and programs throughout the year.

Image Credit: Cite des Arts

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