Monday, September 30, 2019

Desk Pad for Office Home 33" x 14",PU Leather from Piboshi

Desk Pad for Office Home 33" x 14",PU Leather from Piboshi

This desk blotter is about 33 inches by 14 inches. It is made of Italian PU Leather. The desk blotter is waterproof, oil proof, and helps protect your desktop or tabletop from scratches and scuff marks. Great if you spill a drink, you can just wipe it up. If it gets dirty or sticky you can wipe it off with a damp cloth and it will be good as new. 

The desk blotter also works as a mouse pad. I used it with my mouse and it was smooth and easy to glide across. With the largeness of the desk blotter you could even play video games that  need the larger mouse pads. 

This desk blotter also features Double usable sides. The blotter only comes in black at this time. This desk blotter could also be used for other things like setting on a kitchen counter, with it's non skid protection you could set small appliances like a coffee maker or can opener or even a microwave on it. Personally this will be used in my craft room. I am always looking for ways to make building my creations easier. Easier to me is a way to stop them from sliding around while I am working on them.  This desk blotter is great for home or office. 

The blotter comes rolled in a tu be with a band around it to keep it rolled. Once you unroll it just set something on the edges for a little bit to flatten them out. 
I received this product for free or at a discounted price in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Merged by Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl


Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl

Genre: Science Fiction

Publisher: Month9Books

Date of Publication: September 17, 2019

ISBN: 978-1-948671-34-7

Number of pages: 293

Cover Artist: AM Design Studios

Tagline: Great minds don’t always think alike.

Book Description:

Seven of our country’s most gifted teens will become Nobels, hosts for the implantation of brilliant Mentor minds, in an effort to accelerate human progress.

But as the line between what’s possible and what’s right draws ever blurrier, the teens discover everything has a cost.

Scientists have created an evolved form of living known as Merged Consciousness, and sixteen-year-old Lake finds herself unable to merge with her Mentor.

Lake, the Nobel for Chemistry and Orfyn, the Nobel for Art, are two from among the inaugural class of Nobels, and with the best intent and motivation. But when Stryker, the Nobel for Peace, makes them question the motivation of the scientists behind the program, their world begins to unravel.

As the Nobels work to uncover the dark secrets of the program’s origins, everyone's a suspect and no one can be trusted, not even the other Nobels. 

As the Mentors begin to take over the bodies and minds of the Nobels, Lake and Orfyn must find a way to regain control before they lose all semblance or memory of their former selves.

Mr. Blue points
to the document. “Sign this and change your life. Or don’t. It’s up to you.”
“What happens if
I say no?”
“The Darwin
Corporation will remain your legal guardian, but you’ll lose the
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become one of humanity’s greatest hopes.”
So basically,
he’s saying I’m stuck here either way. “Will I always be locked up?”
depends on your choices.”     
I wait for him
to crack a smile. He doesn’t.
I break eye
contact and flip to the last page. There’s one short paragraph stating that
I’ve read the forty-one-page document (which I haven’t), I understand the risks
(which I don’t), and I buy into the idea that two minds are better than one (or
something like that). At the bottom, there’s a line with my name printed below
“Is it
dangerous?” I ask, really wishing my voice hadn’t cracked.
Mr. Blue
hesitates, and for a moment he almost appears human. “Every medical procedure
has its risks, but the end result could change the world. And you’ll be one of
the few who have the ability to change it.”
What if I could
become the next Michelangelo? I’ve been given the chance to create art that makes
a difference. For now, and even hundreds of years to come. “What else can you
tell me about Bat?”
“He’s very
successful,” Mr. Blue says, taking a pen from his suit pocket. “And he’s
“Can you give me
a little more than that?”
“He specifically
chose you.”
Nobody has ever
chosen me.

I grab Mr.
Blue’s pen and sign the document using the name I’m adopting. If I’m going to
share my brain with someone and become a ground-breaking artist, I’m doing it
as Orfyn.

About the Authors:

Jim and Stephanie Kroepfl are a husband-and-wife team who write stories of mystery and adventure from their cabin in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. When they aren’t dodging moose, their story ideas appear during their walks with their dog, who far prefers chasing balls to plotting novels. Jim and Stephanie are world travelers who seek out crop circles, obscure historical sites and mysterious ruins.

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Scrapbook Photo Album with Black Paper Pages by HLFeng

This awesome Scrapbook Photo Album with Black Paper Pages by HLFeng is great for anyone  who loves scrapbooking, DIY, and photography.

This book is 7. 7 inches square and 1 inch thick counting the large metal spring binder. There are 20 pieces of thick black craft paper or a total of usable 40 pages. You can also decorate the inside of the front and back covers. These black pages are great for using metallic markers, using light colored papers, stickers, and more. The album also comes with 2 sheets of brightly colored photo corner stickers. The cover on this book is a thick heavy duty cardboard. The wire binding is thick and strong, it will not bend easily link on a wire bound notebook.

There are so many ways you could decorate and make this book your own. It would make a great gift both empty and filled.  This would be awesome for saving memories of a birthday party, a birth, any holiday, and for me it will be a wedding for my daughter. I am going to give it to her blank and let her fill it anyway she likes, with her favorite wedding pictures and little souvenirs from her wedding.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

The Regency Matchmaker Series by Celeste Jones

Tempestuous Bride
Regency Matchmaker Series Book 1
Celeste Jones
Historical Romance 

Lady Ambrosia Anaconda Algonquin, matchmaker to London's most
discerning citizens. Part fairy godmother, part sorting hat, her
methods might be unusual, but she always makes her match. 

Lady Tempest Tapoate, marriage means an end to the tyranny of the
aunt and uncle into whose care she was forced when her parents died.
She would rather have a stranger select her spouse than allow those
two sods to select a husband for her.

Harley, the Earl of Knox, is in need of an heir. He has righted the
family fortunes after mismanagement by his mother and is now in need
of a wife to bear a child. Once the deed is done, he expects the two
of them will go their separate ways.

Tempest finds herself with child, rather than share the good news
with her husband so that they may each move on with their lives, she
realizes that she does not want to be set aside by her spouse. But
how long can she keep her secret?

Note: This standalone Regency romance contains power exchange,
domestic discipline, explicit themes and more than a few laugh out
loud moments. If you do not like a bit of tongue in cheek with your
romance, please do not buy this book.

Mischievous Bride
Regency Matchmaker Series Book 2


am William St. Clair, and I first fell in love in my youth. I had
grand plans to propose to Calliope on her eighteenth birthday. Due to
unforeseen circumstances, namely Thomas Harley, it did not happen. I
am now twenty years into service in the British Army, and known as
Colonel William St. Clair, and have never stopped loving my Callie. I
am in London with plans to retire and find some happiness for my

I fell in love as a young girl with William, the boy next door, I
married Lord Thomas Harley and am now the Dowager Countess of Knox.
And through all the years, I have never stopped thinking about
William. Now widowed but still young, I want more in my life than
living as a guest in the house I called home during my marriage, and
I loathe the idea of being a burden to my grown son. It’s time for
me to take control of my life. A visit to Lady Ambrosia, who made a
wonderful match for my son and new daughter-in-law, is in order. Is
there a man out there for me?

Note: This humorous adult romance contains elements of mystery,
suspense, danger, explicit scenes and domestic discipline. If any of
these elements offend you, please do not purchase. This is book two
in the series but can be read as a standalone.

For His Bride
Regency Matchmaker Series Book 3

not having a great start in life, Seraphina never gave up hope that
good fortune would smile upon her. Just when things are looking most
dire for her, she is whisked off to a new life at Primrose Park, home
of Lady Tempest Knox and her husband, James.

it is time for Seraphina to be married, Lady Tempest knows there is
only one person up to the task – Lady Ambrosia, Matchmaker to the

Lucas Spencer, the most eligible bachelor in the village of Briar
Glen, is shocked by the lengths to which the local ladies – and
their mothers – will go to ensnare him in marriage. Looking for a
proper bride to share his life, he contacts Lady Ambrosia.

has never met a man as handsome as Lucas, and when he boldly informs
her that marriage to him will include firm discipline, Seraphina’s
heart melts for her stern husband.

and Seraphina are well on their way to happily ever after. But will a
secret from Seraphina’s past tear them apart forever?

is book three in the Regency Matchmaker Series but can be enjoyed as
a standalone.
Note: This steamy historical romance contains elements of power

Bargained For Bride
Regency Matchmaker Series Book 4

widow who has sworn off men. A lord who’s finished with women. So
why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

deathbed wish from a beloved relative sends Lord Drake Stowe to Lady
Ambrosia with a unique request—a short term fiancĂ©e. When Lady
Ambrosia suggests her assistant, Amy, would be the perfect choice for
the temporary charade, Amy is less than pleased. Drake, in dire
straits, has little choice but to agree.
circumstances change, the unlikely couple  finds themselves
married. Will they be able to stick to their bargain?

is book four in the Regency Matchmaker series but
can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Note: This historical romance is intended for adults only. It
contains elements of sensual scenes and power exchange. If any of
these offend you, please do not purchase.

Today bestselling author Celeste Jones is known for writing highly
entertaining erotic romance featuring headstrong heroines and stern
yet loving heroes who aren't afraid to take a naughty woman over
their knees. When she's not writing, she enjoys travel, reading and
dancing like no one is watching.

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The New York Saga BOOK 3: THE END OF CAMELOT by Diana Rubino

Audiobook Series Tour: The New York Saga by Diana Rubino

Author: Diana Rubino

Narrator: Nina Price

Length: 13 hours 25 minutes

Series: The New York Saga, Book 3

Release date: June 26, 2019

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Historical Romance

November 22, 1963: The assassination of a president devastates America. But a phone call brings even more tragic news to Vikki Ward — her TV reporter husband was found dead in his Dallas hotel room that morning.

Finding his notes, Vikki realizes her husband was embroiled in the plot to kill JFK—but his mission was to prevent it. When the Dallas police rule his death accidental, Vikki vows to find out who was behind the murders of JFK and her husband. With the help of her father and godfather, she sets out to uncover the truth.

Aldobrandi Po, the bodyguard hired to protect Vikki, falls in love with her almost as soon as he sets eyes on her. But he's engaged to be married, and she’s still mourning her husband. Can they ever hope to find happiness in the wake of all this tragedy?
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Diana Rubino writes about folks through history who shook things up. Her passion for history and travel has taken her to every locale of her books, set in Medieval and Renaissance England, Egypt, the Mediterranean, colonial Virginia, New England, and New York. Her urban fantasy romance, FAKIN’ IT, won a Top Pick award from Romantic Times. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Richard III Society, and the Aaron Burr Association. When not writing, she owns CostPro, Inc., an engineering business, with her husband Chris. In her spare time, Diana bicycles, golfs, does yoga, plays her piano, devours books, and lives the dream on her beloved Cape Cod.
Narrator Bio

Nina Price is a Renaissance woman: a conservatory trained musician, a Silicon Valley businesswoman, a radio personality, a licensed acupuncturist and master herbalist, and a voice actor/storyteller. She especially loves books with an element of history in them: historical novels, memoirs, biographies, although she’s narrated books in many genres. Born and raised in New York, the characters and places in the New York Saga are very familiar to her, and dear to her heart. She loves to travel the world and listen to the way people speak English.

"Songs of the Day" for THE END OF CAMELOT (1963)
  • Ring of Fire – Johnny Cash
  • From Me to You – The Beatles
  • You’re the Devil in Disguise – Elvis Presley
  • Louie Louie – The Kingsmen
  • Walk Like a Man – The Four Seasons
Dream Cast
Diana Rubino's Picks for THE END OF CAMELOT
  • Vikki McGlory Ward – Christina Applegate
  • Billy McGlory – Harrison Ford
  • Aldobrandi Po – Vincent Irizarry
  • Rosario Ingovito – Edward G. Robinson
  • Greta Schliessmeyer McGlory – Michelle Pfeiffer

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Kingdom of Durundal by S. E. Turner

Hare in the Wilderness
of Durundal Book 1
S. E. Turner

Epic Fantasy 

persecuted her as a child. Now they have to face her as a woman.

the house of Gnaeus, a daughter is born, though when a mysterious
mark appears on her face - the father instantly rejects her. Scorned
and isolated by those at court, she grows up in the shadows, unaware
of the tragic events that caused the defect in the first

by kinship and severing all ties, Gnaeus strips away his daughter's
identity, removes her from court and banishes her to the wilderness

out with her mother, they find sanctuary with the clans. Here she
forges a new life, learning new skills, gathering knowledge and
finding love. No one can harm her again this far north. No one knows
who she is.

the day an old enemy appears on the horizon.

a grown woman, and a formidable warrior, she knows she must defeat
this enemy and seek the truth.

she is Ajeya, Crown Princess of Ataxata, heir to the subject kingdoms
of Ataxata and all the colonies of the southern most

if she fails - she will remain as the forgotten heir forever ...


only 99 cents!!**

Wolf in the Dark
of Durundal Book 2

has lived and breathed nightmares since he was fourteen years old. He
believed he knew every horror, and was beyond surprise. He was

General Domitrius Corbulo launches a brutal attack on Castle Dru in
Durundal, he slaughters everyone inside, including the king and

that is ... except one.

young Prince Lyall escapes the carnage through an ancient, disused
tunnel - knowing that he can never go back to his ancestral home, and
fearful of what lies ahead. In the wake of this tragedy, he has to
adapt to a new life and face challenges beyond his wildest dreams ...
and the wrath of the General is always a heartbeat away.

the time he reaches adulthood with unrivalled knowledge and a unique
set of skills, he faces the ultimate decision -
the future as the man he has become, or return to his birthright to
avenge a past he can't forget ...


only 99 cents!!**

Leopard in the Mist
of Durundal Book 3

not until you're broken - that you discover what's worth fighting

Cornelius has returned from exile to reclaim his
birthright and take back control of the empire. Offering a peace
treaty with the clans, he approaches Namir, an adversary from old,
with whom he seeks to make amends.

However, the clan is
suspicious of Cornelius. Concerned that his intentions are not
entirely honourable. Worried that his agenda is the same as the
emperor before him; steeped with motives in a lust for power to bring
down the Kingdom of Durundal forever.

Despite the protests
from his wife and the rest of the clan, Namir accepts the proposal
and ventures to Ataxata to sign the agreement. Though when he doesn't
return - suspicions are heightened and they fear the worst. Now the
clans will risk everything in a race against time to find the
chieftain and save the future of his kingdom.

And only one
thing is certain - there will be blood.


Stag in the Shadows
of Durundal Book 4

the Kingdom of Durundal, hearts will be broken, loved ones lost and
thrones burned.

Saskia remembers when the soil of Durundal
hummed with peace, and the future of the kingdom brimmed with

But everything changed the night her home was

On the orders of the ruthless King Segan Hezekiah,
she finds herself imprisoned in a tower awaiting a fate worse than
death, her father has been taken to the dark labyrinths of the mine
to dig for gold, and her people are forced to work in the adjoining
grounds. The only person with the power to help is locked up in the
mines alongside her father, and anyone who disobeys the king, or
tries to escape, is targeted and killed.

As danger lurks at
every turn and guards prowl every corner, Saskia feels more helpless
than ever ... but is she? 

Sometimes, only the direst
need can teach us our own depths, and Saskia has yet to discover what
she is capable of.


E Turner is a life-long enthusiast of epic fantasy that borders on
the believable. With an abundance of historical research weaved
through the pages, this promises to be an engaging and immersive

Kingdom of Durundal series is far more than the single genre of
fantasy. Rather, it blends into a prestigious crossroads where
fantasy meets reality, and the surreal meets the sublime. I wanted to
write a series that everyone could read, and I'm happy to provide an
exciting, epic story that a wide variety of ages will enjoy.'

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