Raven by Pauline Creeden

ravennewsletterRaven_ebookPromoThis is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume!

Human life has value.
The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor.
The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint.
Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed.

Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.

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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.

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OMG I fell in love with dead sea minerals. This felt spectacular on my skin! My daughter tried this out with me and she has very sensitive skin, this did not effect her in anyway. I absolutely love the fact that this is vegan, all natural and cruelty free. This is what I strive for in all products. 

This item is quite heavy, you wouldn’t expect it to be but it seriously weighs like mud. Then when you put it on it feels like mud also.  Since this is from the dead sea it is very salty which I can attest to that, I accidentally got it in my mouth.

This felt very high quality and I did feel moisturized after  using this product and I love testing out new face products.

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I used this product and I thought my eyes look amazing already but when I used the item regularly and had a before shot then took the after I was pleasantly surprised. My eyes looked vibrant and young not puffy and tired. I did see that my eyes are lifted and definitely firmer. I loved the effect this product had! I used it in the morning and at night before I went to bed and I must say my eyes look fabulous. 

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Homemade Cup O’Noodles

 

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I LOVE this soup!! It’s soooo yummy and tasty. I of course make this vegan but even if you are not vegan you can make this and throw some chicken in it or even tuna.. Whatever totes your goats. 😉

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On Sunday I make 5 jars with everything I need and take one to work with me. All I do is boil some water in the microwave and fill the jar full to about 1 inch below the surface then I put the lid on, shake and let steep.

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This has such a good flavor!!

I hate going out everyday for lunch and being vegan in a small town you don’t have many options at all. It’s not like I live in Gainesville Florida and can go to Vegan 2 Go, which is amazing by the way…. So this is such an easy way to make an awesome lunch for everyday of the week.

Just so you know, the freshness lasted ALL week, sure enough by Friday it was just as good as Monday.

Homemade Cup O’Noodles

This recipe is for 1 16 oz mason jars.

 1/2 cup of Somen Noodles or whatever choice noodle you want, you can use as many noodles as you want

1/2 carrot grated

1/2 diced green onion

5 to 6 sugar snap peas

a bunch of bean sprouts 

1 Tbsp veggie broth mix (I use this)

2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce

Par boil noodles just to soften them. If you are making a weeks worth I just boil 1 8 oz bag of noodles. Then you add the veggies, I like to do it in layers and then the seasonings and soy sauce last. There you have it, put them in the fridge. Don’t forget to grab one on your way to work.  Just boil some water in the microwave then fill up the jar to the rounded top to at least give you about an inch to shake it. Top with the lid and shake it up and enjoy!!

This is tasty you drink every drop of broth.

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Men’s Aftershave

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I found this recipe for aftershave for my husband and he absolutely loves it! It leaves his skin so soft actually our grandpup loves to lick it off his face. He says it doesn’t irritate his skin like regular aftershave does. This year for Christmas I might make up a bunch of these for my guys!!

4 Tbsp aloe gel

4 Tbsp witch hazel 

2 Tbsp distilled water

4 tsp vegetable glycerine

5-10 drops of each Cedar wood and Frankincense essential oils

I used a left over hot sauce bottle which I washed repeatedly and thoroughly. Could you imagine if I didn’t whoa he’d definitely feel the burn lol but I just mixed all the ingredients and shook it all up.

I love Cedar wood and Frankincense oils it gives it a manly woodsy scent with wrinkle fighting elements. You know it’s a battle we all face… Hope this works as well for you as it did for my better half.

Vegan Snickerdoodles

 

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I was never much of a Snickerdoodles fan until I tried these. They were so eaay to make and soft and chewy I make these cookies all the time. We try to stay away from  sweets but it’s really hard and with all the vegan options nowadays it’s even harder. At least when you make your own foods you at least know most of what is going in your body vegan or not.

Vegan Snickerdoodles

1/2 C vegan butter

3/4 C sugar

1/4 C almond milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 3/4 C Gluten Free flour

1/4 C arrowroot or cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

topping:

1/4 C sugar

1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon

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Preheat oven to 350. Soften vegan butter and with an electric mixer beat it with the sugar. Add in almond milk and vanilla and mix again. Whisk the flour, arrowroot, and baking powder together in a separate bowl, then add to the wet ingredients and mix well.

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Combine the sugar and cinnamon on a plate and stir. Roll the cookie dough into balls and then roll through the cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place on your beautiful mat or cookie sheet then give the balls a slight press into cookie shape.

Bake for 10-12 minutes then let cool. DO NOT OVERBAKE! These will get crunchy the longer they cook. I can’t really give you an estimate on how many cookies these bake because we eat to much dough but the dough is fabuloso!!

Vegan Banana Muffins w/ my Bear Bakeware Silicone Mini-Muffin/Cupcake Pan.

I LOVE banana muffins they are super good especially the smell that wafts through the air while baking them.

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I found this recipe and it was a hit here is the recipe I went by,

Super Moist Vegan Banana Muffins.

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I changed a few ingredients but other than that I stuck to the recipe instead of brown sugar I used coconut sugar and then I sprinkled walnuts on top which my husband loves walnuts. He says they are not banana muffins without the walnuts.

Well I beg to differ 😉 without looks pretty fabulous also.

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I baked these in my awesome Bear Bakeware Silicone Mini-Muffin/Cupcake Pan. I love silicone pans and this one was excellent. Ya know most silicone pans smell like silicone at first when you first cook with them but I never noticed an order that is awesome. I don’t like that smell it makes me feel like chemicals are everywhere. The muffins popped right out of the pan with ease no sticking at all I did lightly spray pam olive oil spray on it just for a little more ease but they came out with no problem.

I’m a big DIY’er and I found a couple of recipes I’m going to try out and I will update this review. I found DIY Decongestant Shower Drops I can’t wait to try these with my Silicone pan.

Hunting Taylor Brown by Rhys Hagan

HuntingTaylorBrownbannerHuntingTaylorBrownOutlaw bikers, rogue police, brutal gangsters and a ruthless assassin converge in the city of Shoremont to claim the bounty on Ryan Hall’s head and recover the girl he rescued—Taylor Brown.

Taylor is the daughter of a powerful and calculating mob boss, Cameron Brown, who isn’t sparing any expense to know his daughter is safe and exact vengeance on those responsible for her kidnapping.

While the depraved maniacs of the city scrounge for their reward, Detective Jesse Wishman and Larry Manning must confront the mutual pain in their pasts if they hope to successfully resolve the case. When Manning’s daughter, and Wishman’s fiancée, was killed; it caused them both to spiral into obsession and self-loathing until they were forced to meet once again.

Join the estranged detectives as they attempt to defy the odds by clearing Hall’s name and uncover a conspiracy behind the disappearance of a child.

 

Hunting Taylor Brown by Rhys Hagan

Excerpt from chapter seven:

Suddenly, a red SUV carefully navigating between the trees appeared in his view. It parked near the shack, and Hall saw someone disembark from the aging vehicle; an older, barrel-chested man with sharp, hardened features and thick-rimmed glasses.

Hall’s stomach sank. He could feel his military instincts kicking in; gentle and quiet breathing, keen attention to details, and a disciplined stillness were habitually overtaking him.

The man briskly stepped to the back door of his car and struggled with something that Hall couldn’t quite make out at first. Dragging it aggressively, it slumped to the ground and squirmed. Then, bending down and hoisting it over his shoulder, he made his way to the cabin with what Hall could now see was a young girl, bound, blindfolded, and screaming.

 

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1469614884Born in Regional Victoria, Australia in 1990, Rhys Hagan displayed a passion for creative writing throughout his childhood years.

After high school, he joined the Royal Australian Army as a rifleman to develop skills he will carry with him for life. His experiences have also enriched his perspective as a writer. He regularly draws on his time in the military as a source of inspiration for his writing.

To find out more about Rhys, his novels, release dates, and sneak peaks—check out his website.

 

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Betrayal by Laura Stapleton

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Welcome to the first full novel in an Atlantic Maritime series soaked in romance and murder. When a family friend of Mandy Hays washes up on shore, everything points to homicide. But how, when he was alone on a fishing trip? Her sexy neighbor, Dr. Aaron Nicholson, knows much more than he can say. As the evidence piles up, all of the victim’s family and closest friends seem guilty.

Need to know more? Grab your copy of this “enticing page turner!” today.

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Imposter – Short Story Thriller – Included in Betrayal
Holidays – Short Story Romantic Mystery – Included in Betrayal
Betrayal – Book 1
Impatience – Book 2
Pleasure – Book 3
Surplus – Book 4 – November 2016
Appearances – Book 5 – February 2017
Rage – Book 6 – May 2017
Honeymoon – Book 7 – August 2017

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With an overactive imagination and a love for writing, Laura Stapleton decided to type out her daydreams and what-ifs in order to share her lovable characters and their worlds with readers. She currently lives in Kansas City with her husband, daughter, dog, and a few cats. When not at the computer, you’ll find her in the park for a jog or at the yarn store’s clearance section.

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Cover Reveal

 

 

Title: When Stars Collide

Series: Light in the Dark #2 

 

Author: Micalea Smeltzer

Genre: New Adult

Cover Design: Regina Wamba (Mae I Design)

 
 
 

 Release Date: August 30, 2016

 
 

 

Blurb

We were like two stars orbiting each other—dancing around the possibility that one day we might collide. When we finally did, we opened up a black hole, obliterating everything around us. No one would be the same.

Least of all, us.

Waking up in Vegas married to the guy of your dreams sounds like a good thing, right? Not when you’re Thea Montgomery and said guy is your brother’s best friend.

Thea and Xander have always avoided the connection between them because her brother would never approve. Now, they’re married— the strongest bond you can have as a couple—and they’re not even a real couple…unless they want to be.

Thea wants an annulment immediately, but Xander’s waited too long to see her become his and he won’t let her go easily.

If she wants a divorce, fine, but he wants the summer to convince her that he’s the one. If at the end of the summer she still wants to end their marriage he’ll sign the papers, but until then…

All is not fair in love and war.

 

The first 3 chapters of When Stars Collide will be going up on Wattpad soon.

 

 

Excerpt

Unedited and subject to change.  

Holy mother of all hangovers.

I’d succumbed to the lure of Vegas and gotten completely wasted. Granted, that’s what everyone did in Las Vegas but I like to think I usually have more sense than the social norm.  

I rub my eyes and blink them open. The hotel room comes into formation around me. The walls are a warm golden color and the flat screen on the wall plays some home improvement show. I can see the bathroom from the bed, the tiled walls and large soaking tub.  

I roll over onto my side, hoping I can sleep off the hangover, and reel back.

“Oh my God,” I cry, flailing in bed.

My legs kick the sleeping guy beside me.

Not just any sleeping guy.  

Oh no.

Xander Kincaid, my brother’s best friend, lays in the bed beside me.

His dark hair tumbles over his forehead and his cheeks are covered with several days worth of scruff. His chest is bare and…holy shit. He’s naked.

I look down.

Oh God, I’m naked too.

“What’s wrong?” He asks, reaching his left hand out to pull me closer to him. That’s when I see it.

“Is that a wedding band?” I scream shrilly.  

His eyes narrow. “You don’t fucking remember?”  

I shake my head and look at my own hand. A thin silver band rests on my finger. “What did we do?”

He sits up in bed and I try to ignore how adorably rumpled he looks with his hair sticking up.

Everything begins flooding back to me in quick bursts.

Drinks.

Kissing.

Laughter.

Confessions of love and desire.

A wedding chapel.

Vows.

Rings.

A contract. 

“We’re married,” I whisper. “Holy shit.” It’s all I’ve ever wanted—to be with Xander, but not like this. Never like this. “My brother is going to kill us.”

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Book One in the series. Cade and Rae’s story.

Can be read as a standalone.

Currently FREE everywhere. 

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I remember the most about that day was that it was completely ordinary.

Then with one stupid decision everything fell apart and nothing was

ever the same.

Rae Wilder wants nothing but a do over—but

life doesn’t work that way. She’s stuck living out the consequences of

her actions. At times the burden feels unbearable.

College is supposed to be her second chance.

New place.

New people.

New life.

No one to know what she did.

Despite that, she has still vowed to avoid everyone and everything at all costs.

Unfortunately for her, an accidental run-in with the campus heartthrob, Cade Montgomery, derails that plan.

 

He’s determined to thaw the ice around her heart and expose the girl

she used to be. He wants to show her that life is worth living for and

that she really is a Rae of Sunshine.

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Author Bio

 

 

Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling twenty-something author. She started scribbling stories before she even knew her alphabet. She currently resides in Virginia with her doggie side-kick Ollie.

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