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the last book of the 2015 holiday reads

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Well my lovelies, we have made it to the end of 2015
Here is the final book suggestion of the year for the holiday reads.

A Player For Christmas



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Brooks Stone, wide receiver for the Miami Surf, isn’t the type of guy to make dreams come true; he’s too busy dealing with a high ankle sprain and the anniversary of his wife’s death.  Callie Given, a cancer patient at Primary Children’s Hospital, only has one wish for Christmas—dinner with Brooks Stone. He flatly refuses, until Sam Dumont threatens to make sure the coaches bench him if he doesn’t comply.  Ana Given thought fighting for her daughter’s life was enough of a challenge. She never expected famous football player Brooks Stone to actually show up. If he was a friend of her ex-husband, he’s definitely not someone she wants hanging around her daughter. Good thing she sends him away. Too bad her daughter sees him before he can leave.  When Brooks and Ana find themselves on a quest to find Callie’s father, neither would have im…

Wednesday Wine and A Book

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We are fast approaching New Years 2016 and in light of that, this week's theme is Champagne



Wednesday Wine and a Book segment is for the grown and sexy adults 21+ who enjoy a tasty adult beverage along with their favorite author. So raise your glass. It's always 5pm on #WWAB
Wednesday Wine and A Book



From mini bottles to budget friendly full size these are some of the most popular New Years eve toasting champagnes.
Korbel Brut, Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs and Moet and Chandon Imperial Rose` all come in 187ML  sizes, perfect for individual comsumption.

This is the last #WWAB post for the year 2015. I raise my glass to you and send you off into the New Year with a little drunken promise and hope for 2016

May your lives be happy and bubbly and better as the year goes by, just like a fine wine!

The book suggestion is:
The Champagne Diet: Eat Drink and Celebrate Your Way to a Healthy Mind and Body! by author Cara Alwill Leyba


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This book is for the woman who wants to feel goo…

Getting ready for some change

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Change is good Right? humming change is gonna come....

So in the spirit of  "Change" I am updating my logo and changing my blog name and oh yes! I am going to create another website that will act like a portal to get you to either this website or my wedding website all on one place. Ambitious you say? yes I know!

Still working on that little project, but the site will be weddingsbooksnwine.com  I will let you know when it is active. You may have noticed the changes slowly appearing on the blog and social media. I have updated my promotions for authors and writers an Writer Spotlight, please take a moment to visit those pages....just use the drop down on the menu bar.

I am hoping to have a lot more authors and writers in Writer Spotlight and bring you amazing new authors and books and hopefully at least 1 book review a month in 2016.



This has been a big change for me. A little scary but I am excited and blessed to see a new year and hopefully the new branding will prove succe…

New in 2016

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Bringing it all together


It's almost time to say goodbye to 2015.
I have had the awesome opportunity to make new connections with authors, readers, bloggers, aspiring writers and just cool people, but as 2015 gets further in the rearview I'd like to share my plans for 2016.
In 2016, I plan on merging my two ventures:  my wedding business and book blog
What you say!!!!  Well if Taco Bell and Pizza Hut, The MCWhopper, The NayNay and the Whip, Batman and Superman, Freddy and Jason, Alien and Predator and Peanut Butter and Jelly can all come together in one place... Dammit! so can I.

Its no secret that I love weddings. I am a wedding officiant located in Orlando who performs and photographs weddings throughout Central Florida.  I have been sharing the I DO's of local and destination couples getting married in Central Florida for 10 years this coming March 2016. I enjoy meeting couples in love and creatively and romantically sharing their story through a personalized wedding cerem…

Christian Holiday Fiction

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Happy Sunday She Readers
Here's a nice clean holiday read with bonus material for your Sunday reading pleasure!


A Home for Christmas


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ROMANCE: MAIL ORDER BRIDE: Western Mail Order Bride Box Set (Clean Inspirational Historical Western Christian Romance) (New Adult Contemporary Short Stories)
Asha is blessed with the willpower of her Cherokee ancestors, which serves her well when she risks her life to go out West. When responding to an ad from a male widower seeking a wife she dreams of a warm and loving home for Christmas. Michael cannot come to terms with her past and she finds herself desperate for a miracle.
Asha
I set my travels out into the wild West in the cold Christmas winter. I've paid my dues in life and this mail order bride ad was my ticket to a new life….or so I thought…
Certainly I didn’t expect applause and flowers at the door step of a widower but I never imagined such a harsh embrace! Have I made the biggest mistake of my life?
Micheal
I cant' remem…

Hot Holiday Reads

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The Day after Christmas. You survived!

The stockings that you so carefully hung with care are being chewed on by your new puppy that is yet to be potty trained and you're eating microwaved Christmas leftover sandwiches with a little extra something something in your eggnog or hot chocolate. Maybe trying to figure out how you are going to get that Frozen playset 500 miles home in your Prius...really a gift card would have been fine mom and dad. You have sent the last in-law packing with leftovers in Tupperware you will never see again.

Aah breathe....

Take break from shopping and putting the Legos up for the millionth time! Fold and store that last ugly sweater. Now, once everyone is nice and tucked in, you can open that hidden bottle of Relax wine, settle into your favorite cozy chair with your comfy onesie pjs and soft throw and enjoy this hot holiday read.

You're Welcome!


The Billionaire's Christmas (A Sinclair Novella)


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Called an eccentric beast by the citizens …

Christmas Eve Reads

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Rounding up my count down to Christmas

Here are a few more popular Christmas Reads. Don't worry if you are unable to get it today due to the holiday rush or you are visiting the in-laws for a drama filled holiday. Once you get back home to some peace and quiet and dare I say, normalcy You can still get these books on my Holiday Reads board on Pinterest. Feel free to check out my other bookshelves while you are there too.


Christmas in Good Hope


buy now Ami and Beck would rather forget the past, but this Christmas of love is one to remember.

Amaryllis “Ami” Bloom’s cheerful smile greets everyone in Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her merry facade hides a dark secret she won’t ever forget. Still, she throws herself into celebrating Christmas—and convinces her handsome, and stubborn, new neighbor to join her.

Beckett Cross, however, is determined not to celebrate the holidays. He moved to Good Hope to leave behind reminders of how he’d had it all…and lost everything. But it’s hard to resist a…

Wednesday Wine and A Book

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Wednesday Wine and a Book segment is for the grown and sexy adults 21+ who enjoy a tasty adult beverage along with their favorite author. So raise your glass. It's always 5pm on #WWAB
Wednesday Wine and A Book This week's theme is Wine Country

So I was hanging out on twitter a few days ago and Simply Driven , a wine tour company out in Napa Valley gave me this week's wine suggestion. check them out and see about signing up for a tour @simplydrivn on Twitter

Macrostie Honig Savignon Blanc 89 point wine
Vintage:2014 Wine Style:Dry White Wine Varietal:Sauvignon Blanc Varietal Composition: 95%Sauvignon Blanc 4%Semillon 1%Muscat Appellation:Napa Valley Harvest Date:August 8 - September 9, 2014 Alcohol %:13.5







This week's book suggestion is 
Cabernet Zin Box  (Volumes #1 & #2) (The Southern California Wine Country Series) by author J G Smith

Zachary Steel is a handsome, mid-twenties, stay-at-home father, who sacrificed his promising industrial career to make life better f…

New release coming from author Celia Aaron

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Counsellor (Acquisition Series Book 1)
Free on Kindle Unlimited




In the heart of Louisiana, the most powerful people in the South live behind elegant gates, mossy trees, and pleasant masks. Once every ten years, the pretense falls away and a tournament is held to determine who will rule them. The Acquisition is a crucible for the Southern nobility, a love letter written to a time when barbarism was enshrined as law.

Now, Sinclair Vinemont is in the running to claim the prize. There is only one way to win, and he has the key to do it -- Stella Rousseau, his Acquisition. To save her father, Stella has agreed to become Sinclair's slave for one year. Though she is at the mercy of the cold, treacherous Vinemont, Stella will not go willingly into darkness.

As Sinclair and Stella battle against each other and the clock, only one thing is certain: The Acquisition always ends in blood.




Magnate (Acquisition Series Book 2)
Free on Kindle Unlimited

Release Date: January 19, 2016



Lucius Vinemont ha…

Holiday Reads

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As we count down the days til Christmas, here is another Holiday reads book suggestion. Get more newly released and pre-order wonderful holiday romances on my Pinterest boardHoliday Reads

Try these shifter holiday romances by author Arianna Hawkes to warm your imagination and senses.

Bear Mine for Christmas
Wrap yourself up in a smoking-hot bear shifter romance this Christmas! Every winter sexy bear shifter Brock Fletcher runs a Christmas-tree store with his uncle Granger and cousin Riley.  
Despite his smoldering looks and charismatic personality, Brock hasn’t found a mate because a girl named Madison stole his heart many years earlier, before she left town for good. 
So, when Madison walks into his store one day, Brock couldn’t be more shocked – especially when she tells him that she’s come back to live in Misty Hollow. 
Determined not to let her slip through his fingers again, he tracks her down at the town’s Christmas parade. But before he has time to find out if she’s single, her n…

Christmas Reads

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Its the holidays! 
which means you may have time to open up a new book and find a little 'you' time. Here's a wonderful suggestion. You can get 12 Christian stories for under 10.00 for your Kindle on Amazon. snuggle up under the Christmas tree or by the fireplace, pour yourself some warm cocoa or cider and blissfully lose yourself in these seasonal romances.

The 12 Brides of Christmas Collection: 12 Heartwarming Historical Romances for the season of Love


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Christmas is the time for love—and weddings—and twelve historical women are on their way to the altar, whether they know it or not. In Nineteenth Century settings across the heartland of America, readers will experience heartfelt gifts, old-fashioned Christmas traditions, sweet romance, and inspiring faith from twelve acclaimed Christian authors, including Mary Connealy, Margaret Brownley, Pam Hillman, Maureen Lang, Michele Ule, Amy Lillard, Miralee Ferrell, Susan Page Davis, Diana Lesire Brandmeyer, Amanda Cab…

Writer Spotlight: John Darryl Winston

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Name :: John Darryl Winston Website or Blog :: johndarrylwinston.com
This author from Detroit needs little to no introduction. In addition to being a great writer, He is a public school educator, a recording artist and songwriter for such big names as Gerald Levert and David Foster and a graduate of Wayne State University. I reviewed his book, IA: Initiate, last year and fell in love with his writing. Did you know that this series started as a creative writing project for "Boys Read" program? I, along with many of you, his fans, have been waiting anxiously for the release of the second book in the series and yes,! it is finally here.  If you follow him on Goodreads you will see he is also an avid reader and posts lots of reviews and recommendations. A few of my TBRS come from his suggestions. 
His new book is starting strong with solid 5 star ratings. Not hardly surprising. This is not written in the traditional African American Urban style its a  more contemporary feel and d…

Writer Spotlight: L Sydney Fisher

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Name :: L.Sydney Fisher Your Website or Blog :: http://www.LSydneyFisher.com
I am so happy to have author L Sydney Fisher back for the Winter Writer Spotlight. She has penned two other books that are on Amazon, The Haunting of Natalie Bradford and Waking the Dead (book 2 in the Bradford Series books), This author's stories are inspired by true events and she does a lot of research to imbue her books with authenticity. Referring to herself as the 'Indiana Jones meets the X-Files" type of writer and a book hoarder, she's also a history geek and hopeless romantic.In my conversations with her she seems to be very humble and genuine.  Without further delay Author L Sydney Fisher ~*~
In the Author's Words ::  L. Sydney Fisher attended the University of  Mississippi where she earned a B.A. in English.  She earned a Master's in  Education from The University of Missouri.  She developed a love of writing  during her childhood years and has continued her love of storytell…

Wednesday Wine and A Book

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Wednesday Wine and a Book segment is for the grown and sexy adults 21+ who enjoy a tasty adult beverage along with their favorite author. So raise your glass. It's always 5pm on #WWAB
Wednesday Wine and A Book This week's theme is Southern


Todays' Wine choice is  Southern Point Vineyards Moscato


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12.5 % alcohol Southern Point Vineyard's Moscato is a american varietal - white an American Moscato white wine. Southern Point Moscato is brokered by Horizon bev co-ultra div in the state of New Hampshire, and comes in a 750mL size. 

The book selection for this week is: 
Sewerville: A Southern Gangster Novel by author Aaron Saylor

Get it for your Kindle on Amazon  4 1/2 stars on Amazon
A small-time hood tries to escape the family business in this powerful story of crime and drug abuse in rural America.

The town of Sewardville, Kentucky teeters on the edge of a violent abyss, overrun with methamphetamine and prescription drug abuse. The Slone family controls e…

A New Release from author Sloane Howell

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THE MATRIARCH: AN EROTIC SUPERHERO ROMANCE
99 Cents on Amazon and Free for KU Subscribers
Author Sloane Howell
Release Date 15 December 2015


whats it about
Betrayal is easy, sex is a weapon, and information is power. Maggie Madison sits in the lofty towers of her city during the day, but at night she lurks the seedy underbelly, looking to snare the man who stole her innocence. Her simple quest becomes complicated when she meets a man who is as light as she is dark, as straightforward as she is deceptive. When a villain rises and sets her world alight, she must weigh her need for revenge against the good of the city she vowed to protect.





ABOUT SLOANE
Sloane Howell lives in the Midwest United States and writes dirty stories. When not reading or writing he enjoys hanging out with his family, watching sports, playing with the dogs, traveling, and engaging his readers on social media. You can almost always catch him on Twitter posting something goofy.

Sloane's Links Facebook | Twitter | Websi…

Dollar Tree Book Finds

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I like to wander around to see what kind of neat things I can find for a dollar. Yep a dollar. So I often find myself in Family Dollar, Dollar Tree and Dollar General. I recently discovered that they have books for a dollar at Dollar Tree and not just paperbacks. Family Dollar and Dollar General can range from $1-$8. Be advised Family Dollar and General Dollar only get books sporadically, However Dollar Tree usually has a dedicated section to books. If you see something you like definitely snatch it up because it won't be there forever. Don't feel bad about being book savvy.

Granted the books are not the hottest thing out right now, but it's a great way to find authors you have not read yet and try them out without spending a ton of money. I mean seriously, I love browsing in Dollar Stores but it's true, I have never said "Honey I am going to the Dollar Store to buy books." Well as you can see, that has definitely changed. Follow this post to get books for a…