Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Great Food Escape: Periwinkles


Periwinkles is one of my favorite places to eat and the best part is....it is only steps away from the boardwalk. If you are in the mood for great seafood, outdoor seating and a great atmosphere? Then stop by Periwinkles. 

A message from Periwinkles:
Treat The Family to an affordable, fun, “alcohol free” dinner at Periwinkles! Our food is Superior because we only concentrate on the food“No Worries, No Booze, Superior Service, Superior Food We do, however, occasionally use liquor when we cook, (I know, you’re wondering how do we get alcohol into a “dry” town) that’s a secret, but you won’t find Sharon, Joe or any of the fine staff drinking it! (“Perish the Thought...”) We even named one of our specials after the famousLake Brothers; it has seven different types of booze!   (jus’ kidding people, lighten up.)

Check out our Specials Page for some REALLY GREAT Specials this weekend!
See Ya There!!!



Everything on our menu can be prepared for Take-Out. Always Free Parking in our Driveway for Pick-Up.

 

Tye-Dye Fridays at Periwinkles! -Wear a Tye-Dye T-Shirt (or hat or pants, something we can see) and receive a FREE Brownie Sundae every Friday 3:30PM-Close!

Half Price Thursdays! Kids Menu half price every Thursday *Must be accompanied by an adult purchasing a full dinner, please.   

CLIP THE STRIP”
Every Thursday Kids Menu ½ Price.*
Look for the Periwinkles Comic Strip in The Sure Guide Paper or Download From Our Coupons Page.
For Kids 12 and Under…
·   Must be accompanied by an adult purchasing entrĂ©e
·    Must Present “Periwinkle Comic Strip.” FOR ½ PRICE.
·   CANNOT BE COMBINED WITH OTHER DISCOUNTS OR OFFERS, PLEASE.

Chef’s Daily Specials and other dining offers too!

Also serving Sandwiches, Salads,Wraps, Burgers and Melts!!!

TRY AN ORDER OF:
Mussels Marinara, Chicken Pizzaola OR ANY OF OUR OTHER DAILY SPECIALS!!!

GO TO OUR "SPECIALS PAGEFOR MORE!

* Due to the seasonal nature of business we ask that you please call ahead for the most up to date info on closing times, and days of operation.

Business Hours:


OPEN DAILY

3:30 PM ‘TIL CLOSE*

EARLY BIRDS ‘TIL 5 PM.



Open

Saturday and Sunday
8am-Close 
8am-3pm: Breakfast
11am-3pm: Lunch
Dinner Served Every Day From 3:30 - Close

For more information about Periwinkles visit www.periwinklesoc.com

Friday, August 30, 2013

Book Review: A Beautiful Lie by TE Sivec

 A Beautiful Lie by T.E. Sivec


388 pages 

To purchase this book click HERE
My review:

This story is about Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts who were as close as friends could get. 

Something goes terribly wrong and Milo winds up dead while on mission as a Navy Seal. One of the many twists is that Milo's death was not an accident, leading Garrett and Anna to head to the Dominican Republic with a Seal Team to find out what really happened to Milo. 


Just when I thought I had it all figured out Tara Sivec blew me away with another twist. Things were no longer predictable and had just the right amount of sexy and danger around every corner. I was on the edge of my seat with every page turn. 

This is a bit of a long read but so extremely worth it!


Description from Goodreads.com:

He saw her first, but his friend made the move.

She settled for the safer choice, but her heart knew the truth.

They love, they crave, they lie.

Garrett McCarthy, Annabelle Parker, and Milo Roberts were as close as friends could get. They shared in each other's joy during graduations, promotions, and engagements. They consoled one another through heartache and loss.

When one of the friend's life is tragically cut short, it's up to the two left behind to pick up the pieces and find out the truth - no matter the cost. As they slowly start to uncover the nature of his deception, and the very powerful people behind it, they begin to question everyone and everything, even themselves.

Everyone has secrets - some do it for love while others do it for power. Those secrets can change perceptions, alter reality and sometimes destroy lives.


What do you do when you find out your whole life has been a lie?


My favorite quotes from the book:

“If you were mine, I would never be able to walk away from you. If you were mine, I'd worship every inch of your body with my hands, lips, and tongue. If you were mine, I wouldn’t be able to stand in the same room as you without running my hands over your skin and tasting your lips. If you were mine…”  

“You wouldn't know what the fuck to do in a dangerous situation if your life depended on it. And it would, little one.” 


“He wanted to drown in her and shout at the top of his lungs that she was his. It was always her, only her.”

“He looks at you like you’re the key to his soul and like he wants to devour you.”  

“I’m scared because I love you so much sometimes it’s hard to breathe.”

Have you read other books by T.E. Sivec? Tell me what you thought. 

Do you have any favorite quotes from the book? 
Send them to me and I will post them of my Friends Review blog.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

DO OC! Family Fun Time On The Beach

Boardwalk Aerobatic Airshow 
Sunday, Sept. 15th
1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Bring the family! This is a great event for children of all ages!!

Stunt pilots will perform a two-hour air show over the beach and Ocean City Boardwalk from 6th– 14th Streets. Thrill to some of the best stunt pilots and aerobatic champions in the world. 


The show will feature individual aerobatic performances and groups flying in formation. Featured performances include:
  • Twin Tiger Skywriters and Aerobatic Team
  • Gary Ward MX2 Aerobatics
  • F16 Four-Ship Flyby
  • Kevin Russo SNJ-6 Aerobatics
  • U.S. Coast Guard MH-65 Dauphin Rescue Demonstration
  • North East Raiders Flight Demonstration Team
  • Andrew McKenna T-6 Aerobatics
  • SNJ T-6 Formation Flights
  • Jason Flood Pitts Demo (A year after a near-fatal crash, Flood is back in the cockpit.)

The fun doesn't end here in Ocean City NJ!!! On Saturday September 14 there is the Ocean City Airport festival. Annual festival at the Municipal Airport, 26th street and Bay avenue. 10am-3pm. Features include a ground display of unusual airplanes ranging from World War II planes to Classics and War birds. Meet the performers for the next day's Aerobatic Air Show. 

For more information call 609-525-9223.

Did you come last year to the air show?

Send in some of your pictures and I will add them to my Ocean City Family blog!




Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Review: Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

 Shattered Promises by Jessica Sorensen

284 pages 
Published February 26th 2013

To purchase this book click HERE
My Rating: 4 Stars

My review:
I am normally not a fan of Paranormal books but this one changed that! Everything that comes from this author is amazing! Shattered Promises is suspenseful, sexy, and had you on the edge of your seat wondering what the next page is going to hold. I had no idea what was wrong with Gemma. It takes a great author to create a world that keeps you guessing, and takes capture of your mind. 

 In twenty one years, Gemma, a beautiful girl with violet eyes, was never able to feel anything. She never had any kind of emotions. She doesn't have friends, her parents died when she a was baby and she lived all her life with her cold hearted grandparents. Not that she would mind, after all she have no feelings. 

Until one day.....

Goodreads.com description:
For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
 

Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
 

Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
 

Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
 

As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.

My Favorite Quotes:

“For as long as I can remember, I've never been able to feel any emotion. Sadness, happiness, love; they are all just words to me. They have no more meaning or importance than the shoes on my feet.”  

“You want to know something real about me, Gemma? I’m empty. Dead. Completely numb inside, except for when I’m around you.”  

“If you couldn't feel the pain anymore, then you wouldn't be able to feel how great it feels when it leaves you. Without pain, everything else wouldn't matter to you. It would all be the same.”  



Fractured Souls (Shattered Promises #2) by Jessica Sorensen





June 30th 2013

To purchase this book click HERE
 
My review coming soon...


Goodreads.com description:
Gemma thought she had said her good-byes and had felt every possible emotion she could before her soul was detached again. Deep down inside, she hoped she’d never wake up from it because, in her eyes, life without emotion and memories isn’t worth living.

But she does wake up and discovers she can still feel and remember everything she experienced over the last few months. Alex is also telling her that everything’s okay, that he didn’t betray her, and that what she thought happened really didn’t.

Gemma isn’t sure if she can trust Alex, so she tries to keep her distance from him, even though the electric connection and her desire make it nearly impossible. The only person she can trust is Laylen, but even that becomes complicated when the lines of their friendship begin to blur.

While Gemma struggles with her emotions and relationships, she searches for her mother, entering a dangerous world of secrets, seduction, and evil. The further she digs into her mother’s secrets and past, the more she wonders what waits for her at the end of her search and if maybe some things are better left in the dark.



Broken Visions (Shattered Promises #3) by Jessica Sorensen

 COMING SOON!!!



Have you read other books by Jessica Sorensen? What are your favorite books? 
Have you read the Shattered Promises Series? What did you think? 
Do you have any favorite quotes? Send them over and I will add them to my Friends Review Blog coming soon!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Travel Tuesdays: Bucket List part 2

Last week I named two places in Greece that I would love to visit. This week I have two more, next week we will explore Italy! 

Meteora

The Greek word meteora means “suspended in the air,” and this phrase aptly describes the spectacular cliffs that rise more than 1,200 feet (366 meters) into the air overlooking the villages of Kalambaka and Kastraki in the north central mainland of Greece. What makes these cliffs even more inspiring are the historic monasteries perched along the summits. Dating back to the 14th and 16th centuries, these monasteries were built by monks seeking spiritual isolation and freedom from religious persecution. 

While there were originally 24 monasteries, only six of them remain intact today. Accessible by a staircase carved from the cliffs, the monasteries contain some of the world’s best examples of religious manuscripts and art works, which can be viewed on-site. In addition to the monasteries, Meteora is also home to several rare bird and flower species. This makes Meteora a great place to enjoy outdoor recreation. At the base of the cliffs are the main towns of Kalambaka and Kastraki, peaceful and beautiful villages that offer accommodation, shops, restaurants and tavernas as well as a number of Byzantine churches, Greek temples and other interesting historic sites. Meteora can be reached by bus and taxi from Athens in Central Greece.


Holy Monastery of Rousanou, Kalambaka, Greece Monks used to be raised by ropes to get into the monastery but stairs have now been added, sure is good for the tourists.

Delphi


Second to the Acropolis in Athens, Delphi is Greece’s most popular archaeological site. Located about two and half hours from Athens along the slopes of the awe-inspiring Mount Parnassus, Delphi was once revered by the ancient Greeks as the center of the earth. Dedicated to the god, Apollo, Delphi was an important oracle and holy place for worshiping Apollo. In ancient times, people would come to this sacred spot to inquire of the priestess for advice on a wide range of topics from farming to relationships and politics. Over time, as the popularity of the Oracle of Delphi increased, so did the offerings. Temples and monuments were built, and the wealth of the area spread to establish the surrounding city that remains today. Significant ruins and structures at Delphi include the Temple of Apollo, the Athenian Treasury, Altar of the Chians, the theater, stadium and hippodrome that once hosted events of the ancient Pythian Games. The town of Delphi offers plenty of hotel accommodation, restaurants, shops and taverns as well as historic churches, interesting museums and art galleries. As Delphi is a popular day trip from Athens, tourists will find a number of bus tours from the capital city. The town of Delphi is within walking distance of the archaeological site, so walking is the primary transportation within the area although taxis are available.

The "navel" of the world, Delphi, is situated below the slopes of mount Parnassus to the south of mainland Greece. Delphi was a place with springs, exhalations and crevices which gave it a sacred character. Very early it became the seat of a prehistoric oracle and then it gave place to the sanctuary and oracle of Apollo, god of music, light and divination. Those who wanted to consult the oracle asked the Pythia, priestess of Apollo, who intoxicated by the exhalations gave a quite often equivocal answer. Soon the oracle acquired worldwide fame and governors from all the then known world consulted the Pythia and so Delphi turned into a famous oracle adorned by the splendid offerings of the worshipers and at the same time a centre of political decision. At Delphi there is an archaeological site with the ruins of treasuries, porticoes and the temple of Apollo, all scattered over the uneven mountain slope. Nearby there is an archaeological museum with the movable findings of the excavations, with the “Charioteer" being one of the most famous ones.
If you are in search of culture, archaeology, amazing sights and views then these two places are a must! 


Are either of there places on you Bucket List?
Where are some of the place that you would love to visit?



Information by:
http://www.touropia.com 
http://www.athensflextours.gr

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Book Review: Fade to Black (The Black Trilogy) By M.C. Webb

Fade to Black (The Black Trilogy #1) By M.C. Webb

350 pages 
Published November 6th 2012
To purchase this book click HERE
My rating: 5 Stars

My Description:

Fade to Black is an amazing story. It broke my heart many times, is was so riveting and moving. This is a story of 2 people and their struggles in life.

One story starts with an 11 year old girl named Piper who lived with her grandparents and her father. Her father passed away and was left to live with her grandparents. She does have a mother, but she was rarely in the picture. She drank, did drugs and had many men. Once she heard that her ex husband dies she decided it was a good time to be in her daughters life. She took her daughter and left. The moved around a lot so no one would know where they were. Her mother had a boyfriend, Daniel. He was a little slow, but he cared for her. The watched movies together all the time, they became friends. Things started to change. Daniel grew closer to Piper. He somehow, fell in love with her. Things went bad very quickly.

Piper lost her innocence at such a young age, sadly enough her mother held her down and watch it happen......made it happen.  Just when she got up the courage to escape, he treated her like a dog. Chained by a dog collar to her bed just long enough to reach the bathroom. Tired of being used as a sex slave and only 12 years old, she planed her escape. She did it! She got out! Unfortunately the damage has been done. In her mind is diseased, and thinks no one will ever love her the way she is supposed to. She is emotionally and physically scarred. Years pass and she eventually learns that she is worth loving. Tragedy strikes her over and over and over. Will she have the strength to go on?

The other story is about a boy named Ryan. Ryan is a musician and actor who hits it big. Overwhelmed from fame he turns to excessive drug use, loses his best friend to suicide and hits rock bottom. Before he hits his lowest point, he meets a girl named Livia. The instantly click, drive down to the beach to watch the sun come up and make love under the stars. Emergency strikes and they part ways, neither of them knew that they would never see each other again. Many years later their paths cross again, but under different circumstances. Who knew that their lives would lead back to each other. Now is the time that they need each other the most. 

Goodreads.com description:
A tale of unimaginable horror follows Piper Mitchell from adolescence to adulthood as she tries to escape the chains that hold her long after she is free. A chance meeting with one of Hollywood's’ biggest stars, Ryan Knox, will forever change both of their lives. Venture the unknown with beauty and the daring actor as they both are forced to endure the devastating acts of evil, yet continues fight the drowning current that threatens to pull them both under. Full of hair pin turns you will not soon forget.

 My favorite quotes:

"You're going to be all right, Piper. You just have to look beyond all this. It'll be sunny again someday for you. I promise."

"I understood we were both kindred spirits, broken in many different ways yet all were relateable."

"Matthew was such a bright light that he drowned a lot of the dark in me."

"If the music be the food of love, play on."

"In spite of having every reason not to, I dare to have the audacity to love you with all of my heart."

“I was murdered. Even though my heart continued to beat, I was very much deceased. All faded to black.”

Black as Night (The Black Trilogy #2)
 
Paperback, 412 pages
Published May 24th 2013
To purchase this book click HERE

My review coming soon

Goodreads.com description:
Sequel to "Fade to black" Black as Night by M. C. Webb Sex, Lies and Murder - all with good intentions. Book two is exciting with a touch of macabre full of sins of the worst kind yet human in nature. Piper has made a decision that she believes will save everyone, but will ultimately cost those she loves the most. Though the world has been tipped on its axis nothing is what it seems. As Ryan tries desperately to save his wife, death and betrayal show him no mercy as hard lessons of life turn the world black as night.



Have you read this series yet?
What did you think about it?
Do you have any favorite quotes?
Let me know and I will post them!

 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

The Great Food Escape: George's Candies

One of my favorite places to eat breakfast on the boardwalk is George's. Their food is fabulous! Generous portions, great service and very friendly staff. We make it a point to go every morning while we are on vacation in Ocean City. When we are not on vacation, we try to go at least 2 times a month over the summer. 

Not only do they have fabulous breakfast, but the also have homemade ice cream and tons of toppings to choose from. It doesn't stop there either, George's also has the best snacks in the world! Home made everything....Milk Chocolate Macaroons, Dark Chocolate, Macaroons, Almond Macaroons, Sandwich Mints, Coconut Strips, Chocolate Coconut Patties, Vanilla Coconut Patties, Almond Butter Crunch, Milk Pretzels, Dark Pretzels, Milk Molasses Pops, Dark Molasses Pops, Vanilla Fudge, Vanilla Nut Fudge, Chocolate Fudge, Chocolate Nut Fudge,
Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge, Peanut Butter Fudge, Caramels, Caramellows, Pecan Balls, Pralines
and Assortment-Flavored Pretzels.


In the mood for chocolate? You have a great selection to choose from: Dark Cashews, Milk Cashews, Cashew Bark, Almond Bark, Milk Cashew Patties, Dark Cashew Patties, Dark Marshmallows,
Milk Marshmallows, Pecan Patties, Milk Covered PNB Sticks, Peanut Covered PNB Sticks, Raisins,
Milk PNB Pops, Dark Molasses Pops, Dark Nonpareils, Milk Nonpareils, Toasted Coconut, Marshmallow, Caramel Pretzel Rods, Milk Graham, Dark Graham, Milk Break-Up, Marble Mixed, Break-Up, Taffy Packages, Taffy Individuals, S'mores, Milk Peanut Clusters, Dark Peanut Clusters, Dark Caramel, Haystacks and Coconut Clusters. 


They do have sugar free chocolates too! Pretzels, Almond Butter Crunch, Cashew Patties, Almond Bark, Cashew Clusters and Almond Clusters.

If you have a sweet craving then George's is the place to stop by! 



Lastly Georgie's has a great store that features many cute things. Toys for the kids, souvenirs,  personalized items and so much more! If you are on the boardwalk, make sure you stop by and look around. 






Little bit of history...
Georgie's Candies has been an institution on the Ocean City Boardwalk since 1954 when George Koukoulis founded the candy store. A tradition for many tourists has been the World Famous Macaroons. Naked fresh everyday the macaroons sweet smell resonates throughout the store. George's creamy fudge melts in your mouth as you stroll down the boardwalk. In 2003 George's was renovated and expanded. Our homemade ice cream, made from recipes dating back to 1915, has been moved to the from of the store, where long lines await the cool treat on hot summer nights. Also new in 2003 was the addition of Geroge's Breakfast Grille. All food is made to order with fresh meats and vegetables, fluffy pancakes and mouth watering omelets. 



Check out their website www.georgescandies.com

Have you been there? What is your favorite thin at George's???

 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Take Your Breath Away Thursday: Rooms With A View

It is Take Your Breath Away Thursday again and to day I will be sharing you a few stunning places with exquisite views. These are places that I would love to visit just for the sights alone and you will understand why.




This image is the Kia Ora Hotel, Rangiroa, French Polynesia. Who would not want to wake up is such a beautiful place and soak in this view??



If you are looking for a relaxing getaway then I would suggest Le Mas Candille in Cannes, France. With a view like this you are sure to relax!!




What else can I say about Italy? This is the ultimate getaway! This is an image of the view from Hotel Raya in Panarea,  Sicily,  Italy.




This is the life of luxury! Enjoy a stay in a quaint Bungalo at Sai Thong Resort in  Koh Tao, Thailand!



Have you traveled to far away lands with amazing views that you would like to share? Send me your pictures and a blurb about where it is from and they will be featured in my next "Take Your Breath Away Thursday" blog!





Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Book Review: Relentless by Cassia Leo

Relentless by Cassia Leo


232 pages
Published February 22nd 2013
Available at amazon.com

My Rating: 5 Stars

My Review:
The story starts with a young girl named Claire who dropped out of college after her first year due to reasons she does not want to talk about. She was raised by her drug addict mother who OD's and ends up in the system jumping from house to house. 

She now lives in a house with her best friend and now there is a new tenant Adam where there is instant chemistry and playful flirting. After getting to know each other Adam tries to find out why she dropped out of school. Once Claire finally lets her guard down all hell breaks loose!!! 

This book has a great love triangle, great sex and hysterical testosterone! Definitely a must read!


Goodreads.com description:

"Sometimes letting someone go is the ultimate act of love."


Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak.

At seven years old, the death of her mother by drug overdose destroys her faith in humanity and herself as she is tossed from one foster home to another. Feeling unwanted and disposable, she fights to keep herself safe in the system. Until, at the age of fifteen, she is saved by her first love, and soon-to-be rock star, Chris Knight and his mother, who quickly becomes the mother she always wanted. 



When Claire encourages Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams of musical stardom, both Claire and Chris don't realize this will be the biggest mistake of their lives.



One year after Chris leaves on tour, Claire has carved out a new life for herself in a new city far away from the life she left behind with Chris. On a fateful morning, she meets sexy surfer Adam Parker. 



To Claire, Adam is just another flirty customer at the cafe, until a chance encounter and seemingly innocent comment spurs a bet between them. The bet is simple: If Adam can get Claire to reveal the secret that made her drop out of college and leave her life behind, she has to re-enroll. If he doesn't succeed, she gets to keep her secret and he has to stop stalking her at the cafe.



Claire thinks she has this one in the bag. She's perfected the art of forgetting her past. But she isn't prepared for Adam's relentless pursuit or for him to share his own secrets. And she's definitely not prepared for the love of her life, Chris Knight, and her secret, to come banging down her door one year later.


My favorite quotes:

“The relentless pull of love is a thousand times harder to fight than the tides. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it out before you drown. If you’re even luckier, you’re pulled under just long enough to wash away the sorrow. If you’re really lucky, like me, you resurface just in time to find the one you love floating right beside you.”

“I guess that’s the way secrets are. They’re only heavy when you’re holding them. As soon as you let go, the significance of keeping those secrets hidden blows away and everything falls into place.”

“With every choice you risk the life you could have had. With every decision you lose it.”


Pieces of You (Shattered Hearts Book 2)

322 pages 
Published May 3rd 2013
Available on Amazon.Com

My Review Coming Soon

Goodreads.com Description:

"Sometimes letting someone go is the ultimate act of love."

In Relentless, college student Claire Nixon and surfer Adam Parker each had a painful past too heavy to carry alone. Claire tried to push Adam away, but Adam's relentless pursuit of her heart and her secrets made her walls come crumbling down.

But now Claire's attending college a hundred miles away from Adam. With their new relationship already hanging by a thread, Adam is sent to Hawaii on business.

And Claire's first love, rock star Chris Knight, is back in her life.

Chris wants his ex-girlfriend back. Both he and Claire know that only Chris has the power to mend the final missing piece of Claire's shattered heart. But Claire's strength is tested as she is forced to confront the demons she's been running from for more than a year.

Now Claire must choose between a long-distance relationship with Adam and a second chance at true love, family, and home with Chris.


Bring Me Home (Shattered Hearts Book 3)



Published August 6th 2013

Available on Amazon.com.
My review Coming Soon

Goodreads.com description:

"Sometimes letting someone go is the ultimate act of love."

Claire Nixon is a college student with a past full of secrets and heartbreak. She was saved once by her first love, and rock star, Chris Knight. But when she encouraged Chris to leave town to pursue his dreams, both Claire and Chris didn’t realize it would be the biggest mistake of their lives.

After a devastating year apart and thousands of miles of distance between them, Claire met sexy surfer Adam Parker. With his awful jokes and profound patience, he helped Claire pick up the shattered pieces of her broken heart for the second time.

But now Chris has returned and he is willing and determined to make Claire’s dreams come true—the same way she did for him when she let him go.

With Adam’s former girlfriend in the picture, Claire finds herself torn between the new, passionate love she shares with Adam and the love and family she shares with Chris.


Cassia Leo is one of my favorite authors! Have you read the Shattered Hearts Series yet? What did you think? 

Do you have a few of your favorite quotes that you would like to share? I would love to post them on my next review blog!

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

SPANK! The 50 Shades The Parody




Last weekend I finally got my "Girls Night Out"! We went to The Golden Nugget in Atlantic City, NJ to see SPANK! The 50 Shades The Parody

I never laughed so hard in my life! The story is about E.B. James, an author, who is writing a very sexy steamy novel while her husband is away with the children. Things start to heat up while she starts describing her leading characters.

SPANK was absolutely the best show to see with the girls! Knee slapping funny, just the right amount of dirty and a whole lot of sexy!!! You are in for a good night, singing, sexual innuendos, dancing and more!! I cannot forget some of my favorite things.....the silk tie, discussing hardlines and softlines and of course the RED ROOM!



Hugh Hanson was played by Drew Moerlein.
www.drewmoerlein.com
Hugh Hanson, is a sexy, successful billionaire who likes to play in his Red Room!

Tasha Woode was played by Danielle Trzcinski.
www.daniellet.weebly.com
Tasha Woods, is a meek, shy and naive who interviews Mr. Hanson for the school paper.  





 
While at work Tasha sees Mr. Hanson who is in search of some supplies. Mr. Hanson is quite intrigued by her innocence and wants to show her a few things. 



Sound a little familiar?
Well is you were to mix Fifty Shades of Gray with Magic Mike,
you wind up with SPANK.





For show listings near you visit www.ticketmaster.com.


Have you seen SPANK? What did you think? 
Send me your thoughts and reviews and I will post them!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Mural Mondays! 3-D Art

OK Art lovers! Today is all about 3-D art! I can't believe some of the pictures that I have seen, they are just beyond talented!! Check them out!









Which one is your favorite?
Do you have other 3-D art images you would like to add?
Please send them to me and I will feature them on my next 
Mural Monday Blog Post!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Book Review: The Coincidance Of Callie and Kayden

The Coincidence Of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorenson


336 pages

December 13th 2012 
Available on amazon.com

My Rating: 4 Stars


This is a phenomenal story about two people that endured years of abuse and found each other. Together they learn to trust and help each other heal. This is such a touching story! 


This story highlights the horrors of childhood abuse of all kinds and the lasting damage inflicted on its victims. The story has got a very gentle, quiet feel to it, but at the same time, really draws you into it.

You really get a feel for each character because each chapter alternates each POV. You completely submerge yourself into each characters psyche and you literally go through everything that they are. When they cry, you cry; when they are scared so are you; when they are happy, so are you. 


Callie is quiet, shy and withdrawn from the world after what happened to her many years ago as a child. Kayden is physically and emotionally scarred. They have not spoken in years, then one night everything changes. 

Goodreads.com description:

There are those who don’t get luck handed to them on a shiny platter, who end up in the wrong place at the wrong time, who don’t get saved.

Luck was not on Callie’s side the day of her twelfth birthday when everything was stolen from her. After it’s all over, she locks up her feelings and vows never to tell anyone what happened. Six years later her painful past consumes her life and most days it’s a struggle just to breathe.

For as long as Kayden can remember, suffering in silence was the only way to survive life. As long as he did what he was told, everything was okay. One night, after making a terrible mistake, it seems like his life might be over. Luck was on his side, though, when Callie coincidentally is in the right place at the right time and saves him.

Now he can’t stop thinking about the girl he saw at school, but never really knew. When he ends up at the same college as Callie, he does everything he can to try to get to know her. But Callie is reserved and closed off. The more he tries to be part of her life, the more he realizes Callie might need to be saved.




 Some of my favorite quotes:

"I want to find out what it’s like to be touched by someone I trust; someone I gave my permission to."

"I trusted him once and I decide to do it again. I just pray to God he doesn’t shove me down and break me, because I’m already in too many pieces and I just don’t know how much more breaking I can take."


"In the existence of our lives, there is a single coincidence that brings us together and for a moment, our hearts beat as one."

“It's amazing how the things you remember forever are the things you'd rather forget and the things you desperately want to grasp onto seem to slip away like sand in the wind.”  






The Redemption of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence #2)

320 pages 
Published July 30th 2013

My review coming soon!

Available on amazon.com.

Goodreads.com description: 

The dark secret Kayden has kept hidden for years is out. Worse, he's facing charges for battery. The only way he stands a chance against the charges is if Callie speaks up, something he'll never ask her to do.

Callie knows Kayden is going back to his dark place and desperately wants to save him. But saving him means admitting her secrets aloud. Callie and Kayden are stronger than they think, especially when they're together. Together they move forward, face their demons, and finally start to heal from their traumatic pasts.


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