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Friday Cookie Exchange

It’s Friday and Thanks for Joining – My On line Cookie Exchange !

What is a Cookie Exchange-

Invite a group of friends, and have each person make enough of one kind of cookie to share. At the party, sample the treats, then trade and package them in appealing assortments. Everyone leaves with finished gifts — and plenty of new recipes.




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Dede Wilson has collected 75 delicious recipes from around the world in this festive collection of fun homemade treats. With recipes arranged chronologically by holiday and broken down into simple, easy-to-follow steps, home bakers are sure to find a perfectly delectable treat to suit any occasion or mood. With everything from lollipops, taffy, and sugarplums to truffles, nougats, and fudge, there is something for everyone. This book also includes recipes for classic candies, new twists on old favorites, and even “adult” candies, like Chocolate Walnut Rum Balls.


Thinking of having One – It Can be simple as :

  • Invite Friends ( thats You) Place,Time to have exchange .
  • Set Cookie amount. Usually a dozen cookies per member. ( Here we will do recipes)
  • Set some Grand Rules .

My Cookie Exchange Rules – have fun, Share & find some new recipes ,crafts & books highlighting Cookies & Holiday time.




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Do You ReRead Books?

It’s been an extremely busy week with new releases,reviews and just life. And in the mist of all of this sometimes you just need something familiar Or an old friend . Sometimes it’s just Re reading previous books from series -so characters are clear when the new book comes out . Whatever your reason -Read on to some of my favorites !


Book 1 in Series

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author J. S. Scott.

Book 6 just came out but here is where it all started . Free with Kindle Unlimited this is a great series.


Book 1

Who doesn’t Love Bad boy Vamps

Book 1 in  The Protector Series. Her new book is a spin off of this series .





From my favorite Science Fiction Author – A little alien human pairing. And don’t miss the holiday book Or the newest Pets in Space book.


Here’s a sample of what’s on my list but I am sure I have left some out- What;s on your List?  Lisa

10 Reason to Re Read From Barnes & Nobles



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Review- Married. Wait ! What?

New Release Today is –





Picture the scene: You wake up from a night of having too much fun. Things aren’t as clear as they should be…and you’re MARRIED. What would you do?

11 authors—USA Today Bestsellers, Award Winning, fan favorites, and a debut author—show you their take on this unique theme.

11 talented authors bring you 11 BRAND NEW fun-filled, suspenseful, sensual novellas in this first installment. That’s ELEVEN stories sure to make you smile, laugh, cry, and fall in love.

We’ve stirred in a diverse collection of romances into this book bundle! There’s sci-fi, contemporary, paranormal, and gay romance with Alphas, mafia, vampires, shifters, sexy lawyer, and MUCH more. Something for everyone!


My Book Review – a gift from author. This 12 book set is filled with great stories with Marriage -being a surprise. Sometimes a quick Las Vegas wedding or a contractual wedding to save someone.  Rebeca Royce – book brings us to the Dark Plant /the world of Artimus and a young girl married to three pirates that saves her on a slave planet. But of course she finds herself falling in love with them. A great set of books..  Lisa

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Saturday Book- Invisible Warrior

This Week it was like an early Christmas with some of my favorite authors releasing books this week –

My One- Click  Favorite this Saturday  is –





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Steve, the self-proclaimed Invisible Warrior, has not had a typical life. Trained by the VC Warriors, he still has to prove his worth, but with humor and sheer will, he refuses to give up.

In one afternoon, his life changes, as do the lives of three others. Steve Richardson has a serious choice to make between two women and someone who holds his heart like no other.

Damon (The Protectors Series) Book #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book #2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book #3
Sid (The Protectors Series) Book #4
Adam (The Protectors Series) Book #5
Slade (The Protectors Series) Book #6
A Warrior Wedding (The Protectors Series) Book #7
Jax (The Protectors Series) Book #8
Sloan (The Protectors Series) Book #9
Blaze (The Protectors Series) Book #10
The Invisible Warrior (The Protectors Series) Book #11





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Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’, Lee County Wolves Series and Rodeo Romance (Contemporary). When not writing about alpha vampires, sexy shifters, hot cowboys and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!



My Review – I am a long time fan of this authors and her  Protectors books. I was glad to see Steve  finally gets his own books. The invisible man meets his match and mate in a witch. Looks like we are going to get some new exciting new characters in this series.  If you haven’t tried book 1- Damon at 99 cents please do and you will be hooked on this fun and hot vampire series.   Lisa 




Weeks   Releases-

Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland, Dear Bridget, I Want You:
Carly Phillips, Rock Me:
Author Sawyer Bennett, Lucas:
CD Reiss, King of Code:
Catherine Bybee, Fool Me Once:
Rebecca Zanetti, Storm Gathering:
J Kenner, Wicked Dirty:
Tiffany Snow, Find Me:
Erika Wilde, Turning up the Heat:
Sharon Sala, Betrayed:
Ann Mayburn, Bulldog’s Girls:
Skye Warren, The Queen:
Kathleen Brooks, Forever Concealed:
Author J. A. Huss, Five:
Lexi Blake, Shayla Black, Carrie Ann Ryan, Kennedy Layne, Kym Grosso, Mari Carr, et al., Alphas Of Danger:
Kennedy Layne, Honest Intentions:
Teresa Gabelman, Invisible Warrior:
Vaness Vanessa Vale, Make Me Yours:
Ainsley Booth & Sadie Haller, Mister Hat Trick:
Alta Hensley, Bastards & Whisky:
Jessica Scott, Catch My Fall:
Piper Davenport, Bound By Song:

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Review- Breaching the Contract



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New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns with a brand new series about a brigade of lawyers who, despite being bad boys at heart, always end up just on the right side of the law.

Katerina Dawson knows exactly what she wants from life. And as the new associate at the top law firm in the city, she’s ready to live out her dreams of becoming a criminal lawyer. But going on coffee runs and babysitting kids during the day was definitely not what she had in mind. She knows that anyone else would kill to be in her shoes, but she has to draw the line somewhere. That’s easier said than done, though, when Kat has to confront her handsome boss…

Tristan Channing and Jaxon Bentley run a successful law firm together and the two partners couldn’t be busier right now. When Jaxon suddenly takes a leave of absence, Tristan begrudgingly assumes responsibility of the new associate, the hot new associate, who has curves for days. Needing to keep his distance from her, Tristan sends Kat on needless errands and has her doing work even an intern wouldn’t touch, like picking up his kids. But his plan backfires when he sees his children grow attached to Kat and sees her getting comfortable in his home. It triggers something deep within him, and it feels right to have her there. Will Tristan be able to keep his work and personal lives separate, or will he find that his heart holds the final verdict?

Lisa Net Galley Review – Book 1 in a new series about high power lawyers. First up Tristan and Kat the firm new lawyer straight out of law school. Tristan is strong ,focused and a widower with 2 great kids. And meeting Katerina changes his life. Shes hard working and smart and meeting his kids is an eye opener. But can these two strong lawyer make it work when complication come up. Read this book – its a great start to another winning series.

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Sunday Review- My Kinda Song

Sunday’s Review Day



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Abby Summer has been in love with one man most of her life, but he doesn’t know she exists. For years, Abby has watched him go home with woman after woman, not even noticing the one who stands loyally beside him. That’s why a dating site is the perfect solution to Abby’s problems: get over Levi and move on to someone else.

She’s been by his side since they were kids, but Levi Morgan has suddenly started to see his friend in a whole new, beautiful light. She’s everything he didn’t even realize he wanted or needed…until Abby signs up for a dating site. Now, Levi has competition in a way he’s never had before.

What happens when the lines between friendship and lovers begins to blur? Will Abby and Levi be able to navigate a new kinda relationship? When lies are exposed, will it threaten everything they could be together?


*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.

Lisa Sunday Review – This is book 3 of the Summer Sisters Series. Can be read as a lone book -but why would you. This authors writes great hot romances set in small town with great characters. Even her supporting cast (grandparents ) bring humor and fun to the books. This is Abby book (the quite twin) and her long time best friend Levi ( player/musician /EMT). Abby has always loved him but his feeling for Abby are changing from friends to more. But can there friendship survive it and can they work out being friends to lovers. Read this book and find ut in another winner in the Summer Sister series.   Lisa

  • book a gift from this author. But these are my own thoughts. I am a long time fan and it was my privileged to read and review this book.




Author Info –

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014. It spent several weeks in the top 100 in contemporary romance on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Sellers for e-books. Fight Me, book 2 in the Rivers Edge series, released December 2014 and was followed by Expect Me, Rivers Edge book 3 in February 2015 and Promise Me: A Novella in April 2015. All were Amazon Best Sellers in contemporary romance.




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One- Click Saturday

Saturday   One Clicks  – So what Did you One click this week?

Theirs a great selection of some of the books that hit the market this week but I am sure more than this released – Some of my favorites- Becca Jameson,Jenika Snow, Lori Foster and Carrie Ann Ryan. 


Talon Pack Book 6

The Talon Pack continues with a new twist to the Packs and a revelation no one was prepared for.
Mitchell Brentwood is aware that others think he’s the harsh taskmaster Beta trying to keep his Pack alive, but they only see what he wants them to know. He’d once thought he had his path laid out before him, but when his future was violently ripped away, he vowed he’d never let anyone close again—especially not a young wolf from a traitorous Pack.
Dawn Levin may be younger than the war that destroyed her people, but she knows she must still pay for their sins. She’s ready to find her way in this new world where wolves and humans blend as one, but first, she needs to fight her attraction to the dark wolf that stands in her way.
While the two struggle with their feelings and burning attraction for each other, they can’t ignore the world that shakes beneath their feet. There is a new enemy on the horizon, one with revenge and the unknown on their minds. An adversary that might be closer than they realize.


New Releases for 9/12

Lorelei James & 1,001 Dark Nights, Tripped Out:
Jaci Burton, The Final Score:
Corinne Michaels, We Own Tonight:
Becca Jameson, Grizzly Promise:
Jenika Snow & Jordan Marie, Ride My Beard:
Jenika Snow, Coal Miner:
T.m. Frazier, The Outskirts:
Rachel Van Dyken, Fraternize:
Chelle Bliss & Meredith Wild, Misadventures of a City Girl:
Carrie Ann Ryan, Destiny Disgraced:
Diana Gardin, Promise to Defend:
Lori Foster, Shohn:
Laurelin Paige, Dirty Filthy Rich Love:
Harper Sloan, Drunk on You:
Willow Winters, Forget Me Not:
Christina Lauren, Autoboyography:
Kendall Ryan, Dirty Little Secret:
Lindsay McKenna, The Hidden Heart:
Mari Carr, March Wind:
MS Force, Delirious:
Marissa Dobson, Undercover Agent:

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Book Club Friday * Appletini

Book Club Friday – and it’s time for Cocktails and Books . Because it’s after 5 and time for fun.   Lisa

AppletiniAn Apple martini is a cocktail containing vodka and one or more of apple juice, apple cider, apple liqueur, or apple brandy. This drink, properly called an Adam’s Apple Martini, was created in 1996 at Lola’s West Hollywood restaurant


Fill a shaker three-fourths full with ice. Add the vodka, apple liqueur and lemon juice. Cover and shake for 10-15 seconds or until condensation forms on outside of shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.




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An apple a day keeps the homicides away…or maybe not!

A fast paced cozy mystery from #1 Best Selling Author Stacey Alabaster

When apples go missing from Pippa’s farm, the Bakery Detectives have another mystery on their hands. When someone turns up dead at a rival bakery, things turn far more sinister than a simple case of apple thievery. Can they put aside personal feelings and business rivalry and clear their rival or will this be the first case the Bakery Detectives can’t (or won’t) solve?

Apple Assassination is part of the Bakery Detectives Cozy Mystery series. If you like fast paced mysteries full of quirky characters and unexpected twists, you’re going to love the Bakery Detectives.

Buy Apple Assassination and start solving your next mystery today!

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Review * My Angel ( Bewitched & Bewildered)

One- Click Saturday ! It was a big week for book release and one of my favorite series had a new book release-



Vivian Mercy has been running from the past for so long she doesn’t know any other way of life. When a panicked call comes from one of her only friends she finds herself returning to the city of her nightmares where her dedication as a doctor and resolve to help others is put to the test.

Etain Vi’Aerlin has been watching over Noctem Falls for centuries. Sent by his queen he became a silent sentinel in the shadows helping Magnus whenever he could. While the sickness around him claims more lives he discovers what it feels like to be helpless, as an ancient warrior he doesn’t have the skills to fight this unseen enemy.

At any other time finding a mate would be cause for celebration, but Etain wants Vivian as far from Noctem Falls as possible, unfortunately, as the only doctor with an intimate knowledge of diseases she has to stay in the city, and finds herself working tirelessly to discover a cure in the middle of the deadly chaos sweeping the levels.

As Vivian’s past is revealed she finds herself not only combating the terrible virus but also the rebellious faction of the Founding Families. Etain vows to stand by her, even if it means abandoning the post assigned by his queen.

It’s a race against time to unravel the lethal secrets the virus is hiding before the city itself is lost forever.

Lisa Saturday Review- Book 9 – and read the series its fun and hot and you will love it. Book 9 is taken at Noctern Falls the vampire city. As in the previous books trouble with a virus among the shifters and vampires -need some outside help. Vivian ( a vamp) doctor is called – and when she comes with her squire life changes for Etain (fae warrior) and the city. Etain has been keeping the city safe but now he has a new mate but she comes with family obligations and danger. This book is a great new addition to this series and its always a joy to see the squad again. Looking forward to see what happens next in this bewitching series.  Lisa


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After 5 * Book Club Post


Fall – Autumn   Sunrise

1 clementine

2 ounces of bourbon

1 ounce brandy based orange liqueaur

1 ounce maple syrup

11/2 tablespoon lemon juice


Juice clementine- Fill shaker with ice cubes-and all ingredients  .Shake unitl

Chill.   Strain into Martini glasses.


Our Cozy Mystery  for Friday –  Book Club Read !


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Pet sitter Daphne Templeton has a soft spot for every stray and misfit who wanders into the quaint, lakeside village of Sylvan Creek. But even Daphne doesn’t like arrogant, womanizing Steve Beamus, the controversial owner of Blue Ribbon K-9 Academy. When Steve turns up dead during a dog agility trial, Daphne can think of a long list of people with motives for homicide, and so can the police. Unfortunately, at the top of the list is Daphne’s sister, Piper—Steve’s latest wronged girlfriend.

Certain that Piper is innocent, in spite of mounting evidence to the contrary, Daphne sets out to clear her sister’s name—and find Axis, Steve’s prize-winning chocolate Labrador, who went missing the night of Steve’s death. Aided by Socrates, her taciturn basset hound, and a hyperactive one-eared Chihuahua named Artie, Daphne quickly runs afoul of Detective Jonathan Black, a handsome and enigmatic newcomer to town, who has no appreciation for Daphne’s unorthodox sleuthing.

Can a free-spirited pet sitter, armed only with a Ph.D. in Philosophy and her two incompatible dogs, find the real killer before she becomes the next victim?

Includes recipes for homemade dog treats!

“When murder is unleashed in the idyllic town of Sylvan Creek, it’s up to spunky pet sitter Daphne and her darling duo of misfit mutts to catch the killer. A doggone charming read from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author

My Review- a wonderful first book in this series with just the right amount of funny characters,animals, romance and suspense in this first book of a series. Daphne is a fun characters and must solve a mystery to clear her sister the local vet but she has some help both the human and animal kind, A fun way to spend the evening curled up with this book. Book 2 will be out later -look for it here.   Lisa

* Some great dog treat recipe included.