Thursday 31 January 2019

Book Review: A Secret To Die For

From The Back:

Psychologist Grace Callahan has no idea that she has a secret--and a target on her back.

When one of her clients is murdered, Grace quickly realizes that computer security specialist Stephen Shaw wasn't suffering from paranoia. What she doesn't know is that someone believes Shaw gave her a vital piece of information before he died--and they are ready to silence her at any cost. Her only hope may be an old friend, Detective Nate Quinn, who has just been cleared for active duty after a bombing killed his partner and left him dealing with PTSD.

With her signature pulse-pounding suspense, bestselling author Lisa Harris takes you deep into the heart of fear in this race against the clock.
My Reflections:
The air vibrates with tension as you become one with the plot. There a few incredibly written novels that once you crack the spine you are enveloped into the darkness of the pages the smell of the fear. It has you. A Secret to Die For is just that type of novel, It grabbed me at page one. 

I love the emulsion of psychologist, detective, terrorist. The mix just hit that sweet spot on this romantic suspense. While there were a few parts where I was like, Nah that's definitely not proper protocol. I'm sure even though detective Quinn knew Grace he would not have been permitted to let her tag along alone together to investigate and talk to family members of the deceased, interview people of interest. Bad things can happen and did. Sigh, saw that coming. That aside, oh how I fell for this novel. 
Action packed, with an abundance of unpredictable events made this a thrilling yet slightly disturbing read, I found myself trapped within this story until its completion.

If you are looking for a story to keep you entertained and on the edge of your seat with sweet romantic flair this may be just the book you are looking for! 

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc
Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times for her novels Blood Covenant and Vendetta. The author of more than thirty books, including The Nikki...

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Tuesday 29 January 2019

Book Review: Mind Games

From The Back:

FBI Behavioral Analyst Kaely Quinn's methods may be highly unorthodox, but her talent is undeniable. She's done her best to establish a new life for herself after being demoted and transferred to St. Louis when a reporter revealed she's the daughter of an infamous serial killer. But when that same reporter claims to have received an anonymous poem predicting a string of murders, ending with Kaely's, it seems her old life has followed her.

When a body is found that fits the poem's morbid predictions, Kaely and her new partner, Special Agent Noah Hunter, are forced to move past his skepticism of her approach and work together to unravel the deadly riddle.

With a brazen serial killer who breaks all the normal patterns on the loose, Noah and Kaely must race to catch the murderer before anyone else, including Kaely, is killed.
My Reflections:
Oh, this book! If you want something wildly different, extremely edgy this is the book for you! When I say edgy I mean, creepy, spooky and on the edge of your seat suspenseful. 
I kept thinking I knew who done it and was thrown off a few times but was so happily satisfied with my instincts because my first guess ended up being correct.

This book is a hard one to review due to so many varied themes and not wanting to give away any key details. FBI Behavioural analyst Kaely Quinn has some unique ways to crawl into the realm of evil and darkness. I don't know how people are able to do this type of job, but Kaely seems to have the analytical and detachment to pull it off with amazing talent!
Her background and past trauma have moulded her personality into a well-oiled machine. I found her character incredibly interesting, I have never met or read about anyone quite like this character. That alone made me so fascinated. I want to delve into analyzing behaviour and reading body language, gah so interesting.

This book is so much more than a novel it makes you really think about life, people and why things happen! SO if you want a book that will keep your interest every page of the way this one is definitely it! I cannot wait for book two in this series.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

Nancy Mehl

Nancy Mehl ( is the author of more than thirty books, including the Road to Kingdom, Finding Sanctuary, and Defenders of Justice series. She received the ACFW Mystery Book of the Year Award in 2009. She has a background in social work and is...
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Wednesday 16 January 2019

Autism Questions (and advice)

               What are your thoughts on Autism?
when I think of Autism I think" why me" those 2 words are selfish so I try to say

" Autism: something to blame for my awkward social skills":)

                        Why do I have awkward social skills?
I find it hard to communicate with other kids. I think what if they don't like me
what if they think I am weird.
I shouldn't think that because who cares if I have autism. I shouldn├Ęt be ashamed of that. I'm good at other things that may not interest other kids as much. I can cook most anything as long as I have a recipe and read all kinds of books beyond my age level. Who need social skills anyways!
                               Does Autism beat you?

  • I do Autism AND basketball I win at both. Does Autism beat you?
    If it does don't let it discourage you.

     you WILL win, maybe just not today. It might be a while. It might
    be tomorrow! All I can say for sure is you are a blessing
    to God and your parents
    think about it
    pray about it
    read about it
    don't give in
    to Autism. It may affect the way you view your world, but it is not who you are!

    Enjoy life

  • Let God lead you
  • When you're having a hard day speak to God he will heal 
  • Watch a sunset or sunrise
  • Live every day like it's your last
  • Love God
  • Stay positive

I hope this has helped you and your kid\kids.

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Book Review: The Cost of Betrayal

From the Back


Dee Henderson - "Betrayed"After serving six years of a twenty-year sentence for a murder she didn't commit, Janelle Roberts is finally freed. But the truth is still waiting to be discovered, and a murderer is still at large. Janelle needs to be somewhere safe with someone she can trust. She may not survive another act of treachery.

Dani Pettrey - "Deadly Isle"Tennyson Kent is trapped on the isolated island of her childhood by a storm surge, and she is shocked when the typically idyllic community turns into the hunting grounds of a murderer. Cut off from any help from the mainland, will she and first love Callen Frost be able to identify and stop a killer before they become the next victims?

Lynette Eason - "Code of Ethics"When Detective Isaac Martinez lands in the ER with a gunshot wound, he pulls through thanks to trauma surgeon Ruthie St. John. But as the witness to a crime and possible corruption, Martinez is at risk from someone intent on silencing him--and those around him--forever. When he barely survives another attack while recovering, both he and Ruthie must flee, trying to outrun deadly killers while locating the evidence they need to end the danger.

My Reflections:
Why oh why do I love to read at night? These thrillers will certainly give you goosebumps, You will find you can't put the book down, causing you to lose sleep, ignore loved ones and generally fall into the book without surfacing until it is finished.
Dee Henderson - "Betrayed" 
I loved this short little novella, it was fast and I was thoroughly enjoying the story..then it ended, pretty abruptly. I felt it could have wrapped up better, I had so many unanswered questions. I'm sure there will be a sequel to this novel in the future, but I did feel really let down when it ended. Another aspect about this book that I thought was a little strange was the way Janelle is treated when she is released. It seemed way too good to be true. Free this and that, so many choices, so I didn't deem this to be true to life. 
Friends I have experience when it comes to counselling, This is not how it generally goes. Perhaps they do this in other countries though to people who are imprisoned unjustly. This besides that point I absolutely can't wait to know what happens next in this story, I am hoping Dee Henderson has a sequel to this story, stat!

Dani Pettrey - "Deadly Isle"
While this one is a tad gory and scary I did really enjoy it.
If you know me I can't do scary, it's just too scary! I loved this short story, read it in record time (it was short) I was completely shocked at the twists and turns in the plot. I really had no idea who was behind the murder and stocking of Tennyson. I would have loved to visit this sweet little town, even though it turns sinister for the duration of the novel, after all the bad guys get taken care of I'm sure it will return to Idealistic! I also enjoyed the somewhat quick romance that flared back up between Tennyson and Callen, they didn't wast any time, but I guess that's what happens when you are the hunted!

You won't want to miss this fast-paced novel, can't wait for the full-length novel that (hopefully) follows!

Lynette Eason - "Code of Ethics"
I have read most of Lynette Eason's novels in the series this one is a spin-off from. Loved them and equally loved this one as well. The medical and justice system make the best basis for bestseller novels. This one was so fun. I was reacquainted with all the characters I fell in love with from previous books, once again I can't wait to read the full-length novel... Oh, these tiny books are such a tease to my story-loving imagination! 

Ruthie is sure one special Doctor, I don't know many who would put their lives and careers in danger for a patient they don't even know! But she certainly comes from upstanding blood. Her whole family are in the Justice system, mostly police officers. She comes by protecting others naturally and is mighty good at it too. Will she be able to keep her patient safe or is she going to end up taking a bullet for him? 

You can't go wrong with these three novellas, I found them all to be the perfect blend of suspense and drama. The romance was a nice added bonus too. Looking forward to more from all of these authours, Please hurry though I can't stand too much suspense!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc

Monday 7 January 2019

Autism (A.S.D.)


Hi, I was born with something called A.S.D. Autism Spectrum Disorder I underlined the word " disorder because to me it's a gift.

 I have seen other kids with Autism but they're not me, so I can only speak for myself. 

I am glad I have A.S.D.but in my heart A.S.D. is A.S.G.

Autism Spectrum Gift.

 I know God has a plan for me and all those people with A.S.G.

      God Has A Plan For Us.

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose

I think that God gave us Autism for a reason who knows we might do something big someday I mean Albert Einstein had Autism and it didn't stop him from doing something big. Don't forget God has a plan for us!

Saturday 5 January 2019

Crazy Defined

Do you ever think wow my life is crazy, I mean really crazy...The certifiable type crazy that makes you rethink your whole direction?

That's been my reality lately.

We had a house fire, business restructuring, computers dying, vehicles trying to sputter to their deaths in the middle of chick deliveries, wind storms that blew out power.

Did I mention we had a house fire? Yep craziness full on.

All this cray cray has taught me a thing or two, Okay perhaps more than that.

1. Don't leave ANYTHING beside your wood burning stove, even if it is WETT inspected to be safe.

2. Life is really how you handle the stress.

3. Your true friends will come through for you. They will listen to your annoying whiny voice, they will prepare you a meal, they will paint alongside you, smelling brain cell killing fumes for hours on end they will wipe soot off your walls, they will dedicate large amounts of time to helping you stay sane and focused. Those are my friends, I am so incredibly blessed. Blessed beyond measure!

4. One thing at a time is the way to tackle big projects. I am a little ADD, (can you be a little, not a lot?) oh wait I'm off subject. I just self-diagnosed, is that a thing?
Right anyhow, one thing at a time. Paint one room not three at a time. That could include trim and a door and the walls all at the same time, right?

5. God brings the right people into our lives at the right time.

6. I would not trade my family for anything. They are my favourite people to be with. Loving, kind, happy, helpful, funny, smart, witty and all around God loving country folk. These people, they define family for me. I am Blessed beyond measure.

So what have I gleaned from all this insanity?

It's not the things you own, the amount in the bank, who you know, what you do. (I mean really people I cart chickens around for a living, not glamorous)

All these things the world tells you will make you happy, it's a lie.
A big fat merry-go-round lie.
Don't chase the world's lies friends.

Chase reality. Yours.

Look at the people in front of you. Pray continuously, have sitdown dinners, laugh often, hug much. It's the people we share life with, how we serve, the stories we make together that's what matters.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Wednesday 2 January 2019

The Surprise

The Best Surprise Ever!

This is Jovi, he is an Autism Assistant Guide Dog and my best friend. Now if you saw my last post you would know that I have Autism and Jovi helps me a lot, but have you ever stopped to ask how I got Jovi?
 Tighten your seatbelts this is Jovi's story.

It all started when my Mom told me she had to get more training for another dog we have.   

She went away for a whole week, to Ontario. I missed her so much, that was a long week.

When it came to us to get her from the airport we walked in and then I saw her! 
I ran as fast as I could and flung myself onto her. 

Little did I know that she had a really big surprise for me! Hiding behind her was a beautiful dog, MY DOG! When I first saw him he was full of hyper happiness. 

That is my favourite memory! Jovi is my best friend.
Now I can take Jovi anywhere I go, he is especially helpful when I am at the doctor's office.
I take him almost everywhere I go. If you have an Autism Assistant Guide Dog take him (or her) to the movie theatre Jovi loves watching movies, especially if there are dogs in the movie.

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