Saturday, July 25, 2015

Where have I been?!?!?!


I just wanted to take a moment to say I'm not lost in cyber-space...I promise!
I've been getting ready for the Author Reader Convention in New Orleans.



It's my very first convention that I'll be attending as a blogger and I'll be totally honest I'm on the edge a bit.
What if I screw up?
I mean I'm always a total dork so that's no big deal, but OMG!!!! There's gonna be a lot of AUTHORS that I "Fan Girl" over there...
WHOLLY BOOGERS!!!
I'm on panels and running Book Cover Bingo.....It's gonna be CRAZY!

I guess it's going to be a breathe and let the inner MINION loose!!!

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On another note as if I don't put enough things on my plate....
You may have seen if you are apart of author Sarah Grimm's Rockstars (here) or apart of author V.A. Dold's Bayou Babes (here) I have jumped head first into making author swag.
My main thing being glass tile necklaces...


In the future I REALLY hope to have more authors on board to be able to offer all kind of covers. (If you an interested author PLEASE feel free to contact me beejee77@gmail.com)
I will have these as well as key chains, magnets, and notebooks for sale in NOLA.

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When I return I'll be venturing a different path. My son will be heading off to Boot Camp.
It's kind of like sending you first child off to college, but just a little harder because he's going have that chance of being sent to war afterwards.......

I get to rest a bit...then I'm off to Palm Spring for InDScribe in September.....
But I promise I'll try to get some post on here through it all.....
Hope everyone's having a great summer.....or winter for those down under :)
Until the next time!!!
MINIONS RULE!!!!
BJ



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The Amber Voyeur Series: Gem Apocalypse Book Two ~Release Day Blitz~ @BlushingRavyn


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The Amber Voyeur
Series: Gem Apocalypse Book Two

Author: Ravyn Rayne
Publisher: Blushing Books
Genre: Dystopian Erotica
Expected Release: July 20th, 2015

TheAmberVoyeur 500size  
 No longer safe in Brayleigh, Aria and James travel by ship to find refuge and discover what’s left of the world. Dangerous seas and pirates lurking are only the start of their troubles. Forced off the boat with nothing but the clothes on their back, the crew and passengers make it to a nearby island, only to be abducted by the Knight Tribe, a clan of romantic warriors with a voyeuristic culture and a taste for nightly entertainment. Get swept away in this dystopian erotic adventure, brimming with romance, spankings, and betrayal.  

Add to Goodreads


 

Excerpt

The hum of the engine died, and Aria heard the scream of unfamiliar words in a language she didn't recognize. Shots were fired in every direction forcing her to duck, throwing herself onto the floor of the ship. James lay right beside her, covering Aria with his body, shielding her from danger. She didn't have the courage to ask what happened. The warmth and security Aria felt from James vanished. A man covered in tattoos, his arms a canvas of ink, grabbed James by the arm and dragged him across the room. The second man accompanying him lifted Aria from the floor and escorted her up the stairwell. James walked just a few feet in front. The man dropped his hold on her as the passageway narrowed. A gun pressed into her back, a constant reminder of danger. Aria couldn't fight without risking her life. She hoped these men would steal what goods they came for and then leave. Forced outside, the lifeboats were just a few feet away. The sun began to set, and the sky twinkled like a sapphire without a cloud in the heavens. Even at dusk, beads of sweat trickled against Aria's forehead. Her black shirt stuck to her back, the cargo pants she wore were too hot for this climate. She didn't dare ask where they were; she didn't believe anyone would answer. They were forced against the wall. Would the lifeboats even float anymore? The old luxury cruise liner's paint faded from years of sun exposure. What would it have been like fifty years ago, before the devastation and destruction that their parents created, taking a luxury cruise? She would never know. The Gem Apocalypse had resulted in a war with only survivors, no heroes. "Move!" the man behind Aria said. His gun dug further into her back, and she pushed forward on James's heels. "Down!" They got down onto the ground with the other crew and passengers. Six men towered over them with guns. Aria was unfamiliar with the weapons, as they were larger than the ones the guards carried at the palace. "We'll be okay," James said as he sat beside Aria, reaching for her hand. Aria wanted to ask him how he could know that without a doubt. Hope shrank like a beacon of light fading in the distance. These men were thieves. She could smell the treachery and greed from where she sat. How did they end up
here?
   Amber Voyeur  

Grab the First Book in the Series

  TheEmeraldVirgin Gem Apocalypse by Ravyn Rayne
The Emerald Virgin
Gem Apocalypse Book One
Author: Ravyn Rayne
Publisher: Blushing Books
Published: June 19, 2015
Emerald – a girl with green eyes and a rarity after the horrific genocide that slaughtered millions.
  After the war, King Gideon rose in power. A lust-filled and greedy king that believed in the power of slavery.
At eighteen, women were required to come before King Gideon and his four sons, to offer themselves as a courtesan. The princes took only those they found most attractive and alluring. The rest were returned to their homes with a brand on their wrist proving they had been through the process and rejected. Ignoring the ritual was punishable by death.
Aria Stone had been kept hidden from the princes and the ceremony, because she was an Emerald. At twenty-three, the royal guards storm her home, murder her mother, and drag her to court. She must face the four princes.
A dystopian erotic adventure.

About the Author

Ravyn Rayne
Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.
Although BURNING DESIRE is her debut romantic erotica novel, it is not her first published book. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her other books here.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LED Work Light Flashlight.....AWESOME for Reading when the POWER IS OUT!!!!!!!!



Another AWESOME PRODUCT..........


LED Work Light Flashlight for Home, Auto, Camping, Emergency Kit, DIY & More! Ultra-Bright Flood Light 


  • ✓ INSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR VISIBILITY WITH HANDSFREE, BRIGHT LIGHTING - Why fumble around in the dark while you tackle household projects, fix things or clean things up? Think how much easier home or outdoor activities at night would be with bright light and two free hands.
  • ✓ YOUR UP-CLOSE, DETAIL WORK IS NOW A BREEZE - Wouldn't it be nice to have bright, dependable light shining right where you need it? The 360° rotatable hook, 2 base magnets, and adjustable pivoting allow you to focus light where you need it!
  • ✓ SUPER BRIGHT, VERSATILE & DURABLE - Why equip yourself with anything but the best and most sturdy work light? The powerful COB LED unleashes 150 lumens of clean blazing light. Equipped with 5 LEDs, the flashlight's light output is no joke.
  • ✓ SAVE TIME AND MONEY - Why choose COB LED over 36 LED bulbs? Because it's brighter and has a higher energy-efficiency. COB last for 100,000+ hours. 



My Opinion

This Flashlight is BRIGHT!!! It was a lifesaver when the power decided to take a dive during a rainstorm. It not only has a built in hook so you can hang it where ever you want, but it also has to VERY strong magnets on the bottom so it can be stuck in some great places to make it extra handsfree (when YOU TOTALLY NEED IT!!)
What was really nice is it came with batteries...So I didn't have to go screaming through the house...OMG I NEED BATTERIES!!!!
I really like the ability different ways you can move this flashlight...the different angels were just awesome!!! Cooking, reading, just hanging out....it made having no power fly by.
But, that's just the main light....you can use the smaller flashlight as a more focused light if you're walking to get something from the garage in the dark or from the car...It was totally AWESOME!!!

I would totally recommend a few of these around the house ...in the kitchen drawers, the bedroom, the garage.....they aren't that costly at all. They are built tough (yes, I've dropped my a few times and it's fine) and work great.







Monday, July 13, 2015

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Amber Voyeur:Gem Apocalypse by Ravyn Rayne ( @BlushingRavyn ) ~Cover Reveal~


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Title: The Amber Voyeur
Series: Gem Apocalypse Book Two
Author: Ravyn Rayne
Publisher: Blushing Books
Genre: Dystopian Erotica
Expected Release: July 21st, 2015

TheAmberVoyeur 500size  
 No longer safe in Brayleigh, Aria and James travel by ship to find refuge and discover what’s left of the world. Dangerous seas and pirates lurking are only the start of their troubles. Forced off the boat with nothing but the clothes on their back, the crew and passengers make it to a nearby island, only to be abducted by the Knight Tribe, a clan of romantic warriors with a voyeuristic culture and a taste for nightly entertainment. Get swept away in this dystopian erotic adventure, brimming with romance, spankings, and betrayal.  

Add to Goodreads

   

Excerpt

"Hey!" Aria shouted, not that it did anything to stop their fighting. "Enough!" James's voice echoed in the confined space. The men let go of one another and stood, dusting off the dirt caked to their skin. A gentleman with red hair and blue eyes stepped toward Aria. He'd been one of the three fighting, a crewmember on the ship. "Do you know what they're having us do?" he asked. "No," Aria said, glancing back at the die lying on the floor. Aria rolled the large die slightly with her hand. It stood up to her waist in height, though it felt lighter than it looked. She'd never seen a die quite so large. Who made it? "The festival tonight is entertainment for the commander and the tribe. She's choosing two from the pit and they'll have to do whatever the die says." Aria swallowed nervously as she further examined the giant die. One side showed two people battling with swords. Aria frowned, turning the die onto another side, it revealed a pictograph of two men with guns in a shoot-out. That wouldn't end well for someone. Her heart skipped a beat, and she rolled the die onto another side, covering her lips in surprise. Was that a paddle? Her cheeks burned and she took a step back from the die. James didn't appear nearly as affected as Aria from the news. He stepped forward, resting his hand on her lower back. "Do we know who has been elected for the festival?" Kali shook her head. "The commander chooses two worthy opponents from the pit of invaders and mainlanders. Seeing as how the mainlanders have assimilated or died," Kali said, clearing her throat, "it's safe to say that one of you that has not been chosen by a tribe member, will be selected."  

The Series

  TheEmeraldVirgin Gem Apocalypse by Ravyn Rayne
The Emerald Virgin
Gem Apocalypse Book One
Author: Ravyn Rayne
Publisher: Blushing Books
Published: June 19, 2015
Emerald – a girl with green eyes and a rarity after the horrific genocide that slaughtered millions.
  After the war, King Gideon rose in power. A lust-filled and greedy king that believed in the power of slavery.
At eighteen, women were required to come before King Gideon and his four sons, to offer themselves as a courtesan. The princes took only those they found most attractive and alluring. The rest were returned to their homes with a brand on their wrist proving they had been through the process and rejected. Ignoring the ritual was punishable by death.
Aria Stone had been kept hidden from the princes and the ceremony, because she was an Emerald. At twenty-three, the royal guards storm her home, murder her mother, and drag her to court. She must face the four princes.
A dystopian erotic adventure.

About the Author

Ravyn Rayne
Ravyn is a sassy, fun-loving, and adventure-seeking young woman. She loves to travel and can’t wait for her next vacation, wherever it might be.
Ravyn writes romantic erotica. She began writing romance novels in college, spending her down time either reading a book or writing fiction. Please don’t make her choose between the two, she loves them equally.
Although BURNING DESIRE is her debut romantic erotica novel, it is not her first published book. She has been published professionally since 2013. You can find her other books here.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Omega 3 Fish Oil - Triple Strength ~Review~



As with the New and Improve look, I will be including a few products every now and then that I have personally tried and LIKED.....As I also have a product review site hmmsomethinggrest.blogspot.com


Triple Strength Omega 3 Fish Oil





Quality Encapsulations Highly Concentrated, Triple Strength Omega 3 Fish Oil packed with the kind of omega-3 fatty acids your body needs. Rich in brain and heart healthy EPA and DHA, this high grade Chilean Fish Oil is an easy to take soft gel tablet. Each serving contains an industry leading 1,500 total mg of omega-3 fatty acids with 800 mg of EPA and 600 mg of DHA. You now have a powerful way get the most from omega-3 rich fish oil, which dramatically improves health in a variety of ways including improving immunity, cardiovascular health, circulation and brain function and lowering bad cholesterol levels.


-Triple strength formulation
-Proprietary Antioxidant Blend
-Packed with 1,500 mg of omega-3 fatty acid
-800 mg of EPA and 600 mg of DHA
-No aftertaste
-Specially designed to be easy to swallow
-Non-GMO
-PCB tested for safety
-Guaranteed to be within Prop 65 limits
-Made in the USA



MY OPINION



I was actually rather surprised by this product. I was all set to have that awful after taste of just eaten fish, but NOTHING. I thought for sure it was just because it was the first day, but the second day, third, four, fifth and still NOTHING. That was by far the BEST feeling ever! Anyone who has ever had to take or is taking Fish Oil knows how awful that after taste can be, so the fact that this supplement has none is AWESOME!
The price is right on with other supplements on the market, unless you are wanting to pay for name brands, then you are in fact paying more for a brand than the product itself.
The ingredients all coincide with my usual supplement, so the same benefits are still being provided.
Over all a wonderful change that I personally will be making.

I was provide this supplement in exchange for an honest review.
As always with any supplement or medicine PLEASE CHECK with your DOCTOR before trying or taking them. I was already taking this supplement prior to agreeing to this review. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Bodyguards of L.A. County series. Answers For Julie by @CateBeauman

Award winning romantic suspense author Cate Beauman is back with the ninth full length novel in the Bodyguards of L.A. County series.  Answers For Julie is on sale now through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and more! 

Julie Keller relishes the simple things: hot chocolate on winter nights, good friends she calls her family, and her laid-back career as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. Julie is content with her life until Chase Rider returns to Bakersfield.

Bodyguard Chase Rider isn’t thrilled to be back in the town where he spent his childhood summers. His beloved grandmother passed away, leaving him a house in need of major repairs. With a three-week timetable and a lot to do, he doesn’t have time for distractions. Then he bumps into Julie, the one woman he hoped never to see again. Chase tries to pretend Julie doesn’t exist, but ten years hasn’t diminished his attraction to the hazel-eyed stunner.

When a stranger grabs Julie’s arm at the grocery store—a woman who insists Julie’s life isn’t what it seems, Chase can’t help but get involved. Julie and Chase dig into a twenty-five-year-old mystery, unearthing more questions than answers. But the past is closer than they realize, and the consequences of the truth have the potential to be deadly.


The inspiration behind Answers For Julie:

I often get my story ideas from watching crime documentaries, but the plot for Answers For Julie came together after I read some sobering FBI statistics in a magazine about the odds of a missing child coming home. Unfortunately, many children are lost forever. The wheels began spinning quickly after that, and a few weeks later, the story was well on its way.

I hope you enjoy Julie and Chase as much as I enjoyed writing them!

~ Cate

About the author:

Cate currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, their two boys, and St. Bernard’s, Bear and Jack. She is the author of the international bestselling and award winning romantic suspense series, Bodyguards of L.A. County.  Before her career as an author, Cate worked in special education for 12 years.

“I’m a pretty lucky girl; one day I woke up and my entire life changed. I saw the light, so to speak, and decided I was going to be a writer. Now, five years later, I’m working on my tenth novel! I remain so very grateful for the support and success that I have had.  Thank you!”  - Cate

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The Unofficial Answers For Julie Soundtrack
Music still plays such a large part in my writing process. I listen to Pandora or YouTube and compile a collection of songs that I feel represent my characters or the situations they face as the novel unfolds.  Here are a few of the songs that I had on “repeat” while I created Julie and Chase’s story!  You can listen to all of them on my website www.catebeauman.com.

The soundtrack, of sorts, for Answers For Julie:
·         Leaving Home by Cody Fry and Raquel Cole
·         All The Stars by Ed Sheeran
·         Rust Or Gold by Jill Andrews
·         American Secrets by Parachute
·         Thinking Of You by Katy Perry
·         Battleship by Daughtry
·         Find My Way Back by Cody Fry
·         The Last Time by Taylor Swift ft. Gary Lightbody
·         Running Back To You by Matt Wertz
·         Ungodly Hour by The Fray
·         I Need You by LeAnn Rimes
·         Free Like You Make Me by The Cary