#BloggersBash Announcement of Award Categories #Blogging

This looks like it will be a fun event. I wish I could attend, maybe one year. I will have to think on the nominees for these awards. I look forward to hearing more about this since I am new to blogging and this event.

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THE BLOGGERS BASH AWARDS ARE BACK!

General-Bash-LogoNow in its fourth year, the Annual Bloggers Bash returns bigger and better than ever. The venue is booked, and the committee is busy working behind the scenes to ensure the day is full of fun, learning opportunities, networking, and, of course, the blogtastic award ceremony.

The nominations will open soon but we wanted to share the award categories with you to give everyone plenty of time to think about who they feel deserves a nomination.

Get your thinking caps on and keep an eye out for future posts. Nominations will open on March 6th 2018.

Award Categories for the 2018 Bloggers Bash Awards

BEST OVERALL BLOGGER 

Who is the blogger that excels in a variety of categories? Who provides excellent content, is sociable and engaging with readers, shares other posts, or has a writing style that keeps you coming back time and…

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Heart Stronger, an all-new emotional romance from Rachel Blaufeld is coming February 19th!

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Synopsis

“Sometimes, I feel like I’m watching a movie . . . that it’s not really me, Claire Richards, getting this second chance at life.”

“Open your eyes, it’s you, and I’m damn glad it’s with me.” ~ Aiken

Single mom and college professor Claire Richards only wanted a few hours of me time to soak in her tub, read a book, and drink wine.

But tragedy struck, and Claire found herself with a lot more me time than she bargained for.

Three years later, Claire is still mourning her losses when Aiken Fordham—who looks young enough to be one of her college students—moves in next door.

Forcing Claire to face her fears, Aiken almost forgets his reason for moving to Small Town, Pennsylvania. Falling for the sexy, smart, and strong professor next door was never in the plan.

But now it is . . . until their future intersects with their pasts.

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Sassy Sunday Update: January 21, 2018

Happy Sunday! It’s been a busy week for me. First week of classes starting back up for the Spring 2018 semester. I work at The University of Vermont. I’m an Administrative Assistant for the Mechanical Engineering Department. What a week…On top of the students coming back, I started my final class for my College Degree. I am taking a Biology class; Human Anatomy and Physiology. It should be interesting since I am not a Science person. Give me a good book to read any day and I am happy, I can even write papers, but science and math, not so much. I am also not a fan of history, sorry to anyone who really likes these subjects, but they are just not my thing.

I was actually ahead of schedule on my review schedule this week, so after binge reading the New York Crime King Series last weekend, so that I could do an ARC review of Guts & Glass, by Skyla Madi, I read Scoundrels and Scotch, by Alta Hensley for an ARC review. In between reading my Biology text and doing a Bio lab, I started reading a book that was on my TBR list on my iPad. I read Daughter of Darkness: Jezebel, book 1, by Kristen Middleton. This is a book that is part of the Daughters of Darkness Series. Four authors each took a different daughter born from the Prince of Darkness, Vlad Montour. (Also known as Vlad the Impaler, an evil villain from history). The first book in the series is Blair, by Chrissy Peebles, I just started this one. The second is Jezebel, by Kristen Middleton, the third is Victoria, by W.J. May, and the fourth is Lotus, by C.J. Pinard.

The four girls are each half vampire, from their father, but they each have another half from their mother. Blair is half witch, Jezebel is half succubus, Victoria is full vampire, and Lotus is half faery. The girls each have a different mother, and their father, Vlad wants them dead so that he can harness all of their powers. After reading Jezebel’s first book, I bought the second to read. I then had to buy the Anthology, with the first story for each girl. These books are very well written and even though they are written by different authors, they did a great job of incorporating each sisters story into their story.

This week I read a total of twelve books, not including my biology text. I know that my reading will slow down a bit now that I am back in class, but I will read and review a few more books this month. I just wanted to read something without having to make a deadline, so I decided to read Daughters of Darkness, and I am very glad that I did. I’ve found them to be very entertaining and enjoyable to read. I am looking forward to reading all four sisters’ stories.

Have a great week, and if you are in the path of snow, stay warm and safe. Happy reading.

End of 2017 Musings – Friday, December 29, 2017

It has been a good year. I have a new grandchild, and my children are all doing well. I am hoping for a good 2018 as well. I am all signed up to take my final course for my BA in English and should be graduating in May 2018. I may have to back off on my reviews and reading to a minimum in the Spring 2018 because of the class I will be taking, Biology. I will need to read and study for the class more than I did for my English class I just finished up. I started this blog to have something to do when I finish my degree.

I like to keep busy at night and thought this would be a good way to keep busy and still keep my mind active. I enjoy reading and love to find new authors to read, and this blog has helped me to expand my library. I was playing with the idea of doing this blog when I connected with a new author to me, Sue Colletta, little did I know that she would become a great resource to me and help me get my blog up and running. She is a great author and a great person. @SueColletta1, thank you for your help and guidance in setting up my blog and expanding my library and my mind. I look forward to one day in the near future, meeting you in person and having a cup of coffee with you. Thank you also for guiding me and telling me to contact Rosie Amber, she has also become a great resource for me and I am a huge fan of hers and glad to be part of her review team. @rosieamber1, thank you for your guidance. You are both great resources and I am happy to call you both friend.

Congratulations To The Winners Of The #RBRT 2017 Book Awards #TuesdayBookBlog

Congratulations to all of the winners of the #RBRT 2017 Book Awards!

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It is the end of another busy year of book reviewing for my team.

So I now have great pleasure in announcing the winners of our #RBRT 2017 Book Wards

Fantasy / Scifi

Winner: Do You Realize? by Kevin Kuhn 

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George is a middle-management, middle-class, middle-aged guy who hates his job and struggles to stay connected to his wife and teenage children. Most guys might end up with a steamy affair and a flashy car for their midlife crisis, but George gets a quirky, philosophical physics professor named Shiloh. Trapped with this mysterious misfit on his morning commuter train, George is dragged into awkward conversations about love, fear, music, and the meaning of life. Shiloh asks George to beta-test an app he wrote for the new Apple Watch–and with a free watch included, how could he say no?
When tragedy strikes, throwing George out of his uncomfortable comfort zone, he…

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WWW – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017; What have I been reading this week?

The three WWW’s are:

What have you been reading?: Everest, by S.L. Scott

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A beautiful read about a billionaire who is fighting to regain his life,  and a young woman who is struggling to make her dreams come true. This book was well written and I really enjoyed reading it. There is love found, tragedy, and a sense of belonging in this book.

 

What are you currently reading?: Another Round of Whiskey, by S. Moose

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A book in the Kelly Elliott Wanted Kindle World. I am looking forward to reading this one.

What will you read next?: Hinterland Series; The Wolf’s Bounty, by K. T. Harding

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The first in a series. I am looking forward to this one as well. It looks good.

**** FREE FOR ALL FRIDAY ****

I don’t normally do this, but today I need to post something really personal. I am only posting this to my blog because I just needed to get it off my mind so that I can concentrate on work. I know that it won’t clear it from my mind, but I needed to get the thoughts out of my head today.

We were informed on Tuesday night that a cousin, Jimmy, passed in his sleep.He had a heart attack. The issue I am having with this is that he was only 33 years old. He was a young man who had so much going for him. He had a rough start, but he had come around and had made good choices in his life. He had a beautiful little girl who was the apple of his eye. His mother is my husbands cousin. We spent Thanksgiving together when our kids were young and the tradition was carried on. Up until the past couple of years, we were still celebrating Thanksgiving together. He was one year older than my oldest child. He had one of those smiles that lit up his face when he genuinely smiled at you. He had those smiles of recognition where they didn’t reach his eyes, but when he was truly happy and enjoying life, his face just lit up when he smiled. He had a heart of gold and was such a sweet little boy, and grew up to be a sweet young man.

I can remember during Thanksgiving when his mother would stress so because he was such an active little boy. He was a hyper little boy and his mother always worried too much some times that he was  being loud and rambunctious, but he was never doing anything wrong. She is a wonderful mother. Jimmy always held a special place in my heart because he was such a sweetheart, and always seemed to be happy. He was a handsome young man, a great father, a hard worker, and a special young man. I hope that he is with his grandmother, niece, and other family members that left before him and looking down on his daughter, sister, mother, and anyone else that he loves.

Please remember to tell the ones you love that you love them, keep in mind that life is too short to hold grudges, be mean or angry with people. Enjoy the life you have and spend as much time as you can doing what you want.

RIP Jimmy, you will be missed by many. You were a loved young man who made a difference in many lives. Love you Jim.

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