Kill & Run Review & Giveaway

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I am not usually one to be sucked into a murder mystery novel, let alone one military based, but after the first chapter I couldn’t put it down. Lauren Carr has a way of roping you in and immersing you in the story.

There were so many twists and turns in the plot that just as I thought I had it figured out, a new detail would emerge causing me to rethink my whole theory. This is definitely a book that will have you putting on your detective hats!

The characters were well developed and I especially found myself invested in Izzy, although I did feel as though her emotional turmoil was significantly downplayed and would have been much greater for a child whose mother was murdered. I did really love the family dynamics aspects and how it played a large part in the story line. 


If your in the mood for a thrilling mystery, that will keep you guessing, I highly suggest you pick up a copy of Kill & Run. You won't be dissapointed! 



Book Description for Kill and Run:

Five women with seemingly nothing in common are found brutally murdered in a townhome outside Washington, DC. Among the many questions surrounding the massacre is what had brought these apparent strangers together only to be killed.

Taking on his first official murder case, Lieutenant Murphy Thornton, USN, believes that if he can uncover the thread connecting the victims, then he can find their murderer.

The case takes an unexpected turn when Murphy discovers that one of the victims has a connection to his stepmother, Homicide Detective Cameron Gates. One wintry night, over a dozen years before, her first husband, a Pennsylvania State trooper, had been run down while working a night shift on the turnpike.

In this first installment of the Thorny Rose Mysteries, the Lovers in Crime join newlyweds Lieutenant Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday to sift through a web of lies and cover-ups. Together, can the detectives of the Thorny Rose uncover the truth without falling victim to a cunning killer?



Author's Bio:



Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, which takes place in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Open Season for Murder is the tenth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series.
In addition to her series set on Deep Creek Lake, Lauren Carr has also written the Lovers in Crime Mysteries, which features prosecutor Joshua Thornton with homicide detective Cameron Gates, who were introduced in Shades of Murder, the third book in the Mac Faraday Mysteries. They also make an appearance in The Lady Who Cried Murder.

Three Days to Forever introduced Lauren Carr’s latest series detectives, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday in the Thorny Rose Mysteries. Look for Kill and Run, the first installment in this series, to be released September 1, 2015.

The owner of Acorn Book Services, Lauren is also a publishing manager, consultant, editor, cover and layout designer, and marketing agent for independent authors. Visit Acorn Book Services’ website for more information.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She also passes on what she has learned in her years of writing and publishing by conducting workshops and teaching in community education classes.

She lives with her husband, son, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author:   Website  ~  Twitter  ~   Facebook


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Pink Cowboy Hat with Paisley Bandanna Review

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My daughter loves to play dress up and has wanted a hat like one of her favorite characters sheriff Callie for quite some time now. The moment I took the hat out of the box and showed it to her she was thrilled! She put the hat right on and declared that she was a cowgirl. This hat has very quickly become her absolute favorite dress up item and she has been wearing it daily.






The hat is made of a sturdy material that has held up to repeated use and hasn’t lost it shape. My daughter is only three and the hat is just a little bit too big but it is adorable and has a pretty pink ribbon around the base for adornment. When you pair it with the pink paisley bandanna your little one will feel like a real cowgirl and have endless hours of dress up fun.


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Glass Water Bottle Review

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We all know that using reusable water bottles is good for the environment and with a glass water bottle you won’t have to worry about your crisp, clean water taking on a plastic or metallic taste.

The bottle is made of a thick high quality glass and has silicone sleeve to help protect it against falls. Of course since its glass I wouldn’t recommend tossing it around, but my daughter dropped it on the tile and it didn’t even crack. The silicone handle is stronger than I thought it would be and at first I was slightly apprehensive to use it but it holds up great. It is easy to drink from and holds and decent amount of water.

It would be perfect for the gym, work, hiking, or camping. I know I love mine and definitely recommend it!


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Adventure at Nature Eye Mask & Ear Plugs Review

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I have always had trouble sleeping when even the slightest bit of light starts creeping into the room in the morning and with two small children I need all the sleep I can get.

The eye mask is super plushy and comfortable to wear. It has an adjustable band so you can get a great fit without worrying about it slipping off during the night. It has a unique shape that contours to your face while allowing natural eye movement and air flow so it doesn’t make you feel too hot.

If noise is also a problem for you it even comes with a great pair of ear plugs that block out sounds enabling you to get a peaceful night sleep without any disturbances.

This is a great item for light sleepers or anyone planning on traveling. I definitely recommend it.


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Lola's Money Review & Giveaway

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My Review:

Most of us dream of winning the lottery, but for financial adviser Lola it became a reality that sent her life into a whirlwind. 

Rosanna Rae was able to bring the characters to life and make you feel as if you knew them personally. Lola is an easy character to relate to and like most women she is just trying to navigate through her daily life, work and relationships the best she can. But after her big lotto win abruptly changes her whole life she is forced to rethink life as she knew it and reinvent herself. Bringing her mother along for the ride we get to follow along as both women try to find themselves and get the hang of their new lives while facing an unexpected turn of events.

If you’re looking for a fun read that will keep you on your toes this is it. 



Book Description:

Lola French is stunned when she wins millions on the Lottery, and she is sure all her dreams are about to come true. However, right from the start, before she even claims her winnings, things begin to change and she separates abruptly and acrimoniously from the man she has been living with.

Lola’s colleagues are initially pleased for her, but eventually begin to resent her new status. One of them, Tom, whom she really likes, asks her out; but he does it on the day that news of her win spreads through the office and she sadly turns him down. She decides to leave her job as a Financial Adviser in Edinburgh and explore the limitless possibilities of her new lifestyle.

When Lola and her mother excitedly set off on a Mediterranean cruise, it’s not long before they both meet men they are interested in. However, their holiday of a lifetime catapults them into a life-changing sequence of dramatic and terrifying events that neither of them will ever forget. When she has to return to reality, Lola unexpectedly finds herself involved with Tom again! But the storm clouds are looming overhead, and as the recent past catches up with her and forces her to confront violence and danger once more, Lola risks losing Tom forever.


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Author's Bio:



Rosanna Rae is married with three grown-up sons and lives in Livingston, Scotland. She has a B.A. (Open) in Social Science subjects and also took a writing course with The Writers Bureau some years ago. She spent 16 years at home raising her family and then returned to full-time secretarial employment in Edinburgh.

Rosanna has wanted to write fiction since she was ten years of age, after reading an abridged version of Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. She is delighted to be now fulfilling that early ambition.

'Lola's Money' is the author's fifth novel; she is currently writing her sixth book.

Connect with the author:    Website  ~   Facebook  ~  Twitter


Giveaway:​


Prizes: 7 print books, with 3 of those winners receiving gift cards of $15 and 7 ebooks, with 3 of those winners receiving gift cards of $15.

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Limm Jump Rope Review

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This is not the jump rope you remember from your childhood! 

The handles are comfortable and easy to grip and the rope is easily adjusted and will not tangle. It is perfect for any fitness level and is a great cardio workout that’s fun and you can do it wherever you are. 







It is a great addition to my home fitness equipment.  


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Shower Head Review

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This is a great shower head. Installation was easy and my husband had it completely installed in just a few minutes. The water pressure is perfect was definitely better than our old shower head. I love that is easily removed from the mount and has a great length to it so it easy for washing my kids hair or bathing the dogs.


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The Purple Tractor Medium Roast Coffee Review

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I am in love with coffee!!! From the moment I opened the bag and was hit with the incredible aroma I was in heaven. I have tried a ton of different brands of coffee and I can honestly say this is a favorite. It is a medium roast and produces a bold, smooth flavor that contains just a hint of maple undertones.

Since this is a whole bean coffee different grinds will produce different strengths of coffee, if you like a lighter flavor go with a coarse grind while a finer grind will produce a strong flavor. I personally prefer this coffee with a medium slightly towards the finer side grind.

I could not get enough of this coffee I usually drink 2 cups of coffee in the morning but with this I found myself craving more throughout the day just for the flavor.  

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Psoriarid-A Review

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This is an incredible treatment for psoriasis! My mother in law has mild psoriasis and was able to see a dramatic improvement within a few says of days. It is easy to use you just apply a small amount of the oil to your problem area and it absorbs quickly, hydrating your skin and allowing the essential oil to work their magic.

It is an effective alternative method to steroid creams to alleviate your psoriasis symptoms.


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Defy Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum

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Vitamin C serum works to stimulate collagen production making your skin appear younger. When you pair it with hydraulic acid that is known to have amazing anti-aging benefits by filling in fine line and wrinkles, you then have a recipe for amazing skin.

At first the serum made my skin feel slightly sticky but then faded into a smooth velvety finish. I really like the way my skin looks and feels after using it and I look forward to seeing the way it improves my skin long term.



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Bellemain Stainless Steel Whistling Kettle Review

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I have to say I am highly impressed with this kettle. It has an elegant look to it and because it looks so beautiful, I don’t mind leaving it sit out on my stove since I use it daily. The quality is amazing and the size it perfect it can hold enough water that you could easily make enough for a family. The handle, lib knob and the lever for the spout are all coated with a layer of rubber to prevent burns and are comfortable in your hand.

Unlike heating up water in the microwave for your hot beverage, with this there is no guessing game, it lets your know when the water is hot enough by whistling. The whistle isn’t so loud that it is startling but it is easily audible. Both of my kids absolutely love the whistle and think it sounds like a train and they get so excited when they see me put the kettle on in anticipation for the whistle.

We all love my tea kettle!



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Armful of Love Car Seat Canopy Review

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This car seat canopy is made of a lightweight, breathable bamboo muslin fabric that is perfect for warmer days to protect your little one from the harsh sun while keeping them from becoming too hot and uncomfortable. It has a trendy chevron print that is adorable and gender neutral.





The back of the canopy has elastic to snugly hold it in place around the car seat preventing it from slouching or falling in your little ones face.  





It would make a great gift for expectant parents or anyone looking for a cute lightweight car seat cover for their little one!

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Alpha Grillers Meat Thermometer

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My old thermometer took forever to give me a reading and would sometimes shut off before telling me the temperature. This thermometer is amazing. It has an accurate and fast reading time. I love that it folds up to save space and can be adjusted so that you can comfortably see the display. It even has the perfect cook times for each type of meat right on it so there’s no need to guess the right temperature! I love it!





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Keeva Anti-Aging Moisturizer Review

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Whether you are looking to reduce or prevent the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles a quality product is a must! I have tried and tested numerous moisturizes and I have to say that this is one of my favorites. It doesn’t have a strong fragrance and works well on my sensitive skin. It only took a few pumps to cover my entire face and neck and left my skin smooth and hydrated.

It’s a great addition to my skin care regimen.



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Gopure Eye Gel Review

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It worked great even on my sensitive skin and greatly reduced my under eye dark circles. I simply apply a drop to my finger tips and massage into the skin around my eyes in a circular motion every morning and at night. I was able to notice a difference in my dark circles in about a week. I love it and it is one of the best eye gels I have used.



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