The Devil Went DOWN!

Round 4 That’s right kids, the “Red Devil” went down on Wednesday. Done. Gone. Finished. Adios. Goodbye. So long, farewell. I’m finished with the two-drug chemo combo!!! {Happy Dancing}

Round 4 went off without a hitch, per usual, and I’m still ‘hangin’ tough’. I spent yesterday on the couch feeling pretty tired – but that’s to be expected. Doc says my RBC and Hemoglobin are a tad low which is why I’ve been more tired these last two rounds. All I need to do is add in some more iron to my daily diet (hello, red meat) and it should take care of itself.

The next rounds of chemo will take place over 12 weeks starting September 11. I’ll go once a week for about 4 hours a time {blaaaahhh!!!} but the dosage is somewhat lower so I shouldn’t have to worry too much about my counts getting low.

This week I also attended a “Look Good, Feel Better” class at the American Cancer Society. It was a great two homakeUpur class in which we learned a lot about skin care…and walked away with an amazing bag of swag! I was also shocked out of my seat to see a former coworker walk in who was diagnosed in July. It’s a small, small world…

There’s some great events coming up in September & October ~ if you have time, I’d love to see you:

Saturday, September 13, 12:00pm ~ Summer’s Mani’s for Boobie’s Party hosted by Shantelle Kane at Caribou Coffee in Sartell. Shantelle will have her awesome Jamberrry Nails collections for all to see and she will be generously donating 20% of the proceeds that day to Team Hagy’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer team! Check out Shantelle’s Jamberry Nails page

Saturday, September 13, 8pm ~ The Fabulous Armadillo’s will be performing at Bernicks Arena here in Sartell to benefit Sartell Youth Hockey. I won’t be in attendance (but I’m on the committee) so PLEASE come out and support our hockey association! Admission is only $10 in advance ($15 at the door) More information here

Saturday, October 18, 9am ~ Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at SCSU. If you’re walking that day, please meet at 8:15am so you can get your shirt. We’ll meet in Halenbeck Hall – downstairs in the Fieldhouse where there will be lots of fun and games going on before the walk kicks off.
TO REGISTER for the walk: Click “JOIN”
TO DONATE to our team: Click “DONATE”
TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR SHIRT:  **DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS September 22. Please get me your payment by that date as well – no money, no shirt!**  (If you want a shirt, but cannot attend the walk, please add $5 per shirt for shipping)

AS ALWAYS ~ Thanks to each of you who have shown your unwavering support to us in one way or another.  We’re continuously blessed to have you all in our lives…we appreciate you ALL!!!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Until next time ~ You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.

-Marcus Aurelius

Charity’s Secret ~ Book Blast

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Looking for another steamy read to liven up the last of your Summer? Take a moment to download “Charity’s Secret” ~ the follow up novel to “Charity’s Warrior” I reviewed last week.

This pulse-pounder gives us more insight into the lives of all the main characters we met in “Warrior” and takes us on a journey of hope, truth and love. And don’t worry, there’s still PLENTY of naughty, spicy, sex to keep you nymphos entertained {wink, wink}

Find out “Charity’s Secret” today…

The unbridled heat continues between the beautiful Charity Powers and her gorgeous and passionate assassin for hire, Justin Collins. He exists only to love her and keep her safe, but that’s not so easy when she is such a force of life. Charity makes it her mission to heal Justin’s wounded path, but to do it, she must hide terrible, dangerous secrets from him that risk their entire relationship.

The holidays arrive filled with wonderful sentiments that leave each of these lovers closer than ever, but just as the celebrations come to a close, one of their dearest friends is brutally attacked. There needs to be retribution, and both Justin and Charity deliver it. In the process, evidence of a traitor is discovered on the Panther team, jeopardizing not just everything they’ve worked for—but their very lives.

Discovering Charity’s secrets devastates Justin, but his broken heart is no rival to the fury of learning that his beautiful obsession is being hunted. Rescuing her leads him to the truths of this past.

Nothing can contain Justin’s devotion and intensity. Charity has to be kept safe. The traitor and their enemies, personal and political, must be eliminated if they are going to survive.


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It’s FINALLY here!!! Reasonable Doubt 3 is here!

It’s finally here!!!  The final book in the Reasonable Doubt series is here!!!  If you’ve not read RD 1 & 2 – get crackin!!  They’re short reads that will take you NO time at all – plus they’re super sexy…like super, duper, uber sexy…so you’ll be flying through them at lightning speed!  You can read my reviews of the first two books here.


I hate him…

I hate that I fell in love with him, hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold…

I really should’ve believed him…

Final book in the Reasonable Doubt series…


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Charity’s Warrior by Maya James

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Looking for a steaming hot, sexually charged read with a twist of mystery?

Look no further than Charity’s Warrior

This is the heart pounding story of Charity Powers and Justin Collins. When Justin first lays eyes on Charity, he knows she’s the one for him. He immediately gets a chance to show Charity just how strongly he feels about her when a man suddenly attacks her and he jumps to the rescue and chases the man away.

Charity is new to the city, leaving her friends, family and a sad ex-boyfriend behind in her hometown. Justin is a ‘man about town’ spending no more than once with a woman before moving on, feeling love will ultimately kill him. But he finds himself falling madly in love with Charity…a feeling that overwhelms him in every way. Charity can’t believe her luck after meeting Justin – he saved her from an attack, got her an interview for a great job, found her an affordable apartment – but is he everything he seems? Will Charity be forced to choose between Justin and a mysterious CEO who battles for her affections?

This book starts in one of my favorite ways – the POV of the man of the story. We get to see Charity and Justin’s first meeting from his eyes, and it is as sexy as it is sweet. The first part of the story clips along at a panty dropping pace and readers will learn quite a bit about the anatomy (pun intended) of the two main characters. The sex in this is not for the faint of heart – a mix of 50 Shades and Crossfire, it’s hot, dominant and frequent while giving us insight into both characters’ pasts.

Just when I started to get tire of the “meet, sex, repeat” story…James throws in an incredible twist that had me glued to my seat, flying through the last half of the book. James does a great job of shaking up the story and giving it additional depth and intrigue while taking the story in a direction I certainly did not anticipate.

Definitely add this book to your Summer Reads list…and make room for Book 2 in the series, Charity’s Secrets, which you’ll want to immediately download after the cliffhanger ending of “Warrior”.

Warrior Playlist:
Philip Philips “Beggin”
Elle Varner “Refill”
Alicia Keys “Girl On Fire”
The Lumineers “Ho Hey”
Justin Timberlake “Mirrors”
Nine Inch Nails “Closer”
Bob Marley, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”
Rihanna “Diamonds “
Maroon 5 “One More Night”
Taylor Swift “I Knew You Were Trouble”
Bruno Mars “Locked Out of Heaven”
Divinyls “I Touch Myself”
Mumford and Sons “I Will Wait”
Beyonce “Run The World”

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Finding Eva ~ Book Blast

Today I’m happy to be featuring “Finding Eva” by Marie Garner. Here’s a peek inside…

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The will of Elizabeth Matthews is ready to be put into action. According to the will, the property at 2502 Idols Road, Highland Creek, North Carolina is yours at the behest of Ms. Matthews. You may pick up the keys are your earliest convenience…

The contents of the letter played over like a slow loop through Eva’s mind. Regardless of what she thought or believed, she couldn’t get away from it. How the hell did she get an inheritance from her mother? The same mother who was supposed to be dead for the past twenty years. There was only one thing to conclude, her mother had been alive all this time, and her father was a liar, which is part of the reason she was standing in her parent’s living room having it out with her father.

“Is it true?!”

“Is what true?” Her father inquired curiously, hazel eyes staring back at her calmly. That was what she always remembered, the calming presence that her father always brought no matter what was going on in their life. For once the one thing she always loved she suddenly loathed.

“My…” she stuttered, not wanting to say the words “…my mother was alive this whole time? The mother you said was dead.” She ended with a screech and her finger in his face, as though she was trying to force him to react, anything to help her through the muddle that had become her life in the time it took to read a simple letter.

His eyes widened, letting her know everything she needed to in one look. Her father, her rock, had lied. About everything.
“Now Eva….” he started with arms raised as though pleading with her, but nothing could sway her.

“No! I don’t want to hear it! Nothing you say to me will ever justify the fact that you lied to me, for years about my mother. Did my mom know?” Eva called her stepmother mom, it was the only one she remembered. His hesitation was all she knew to get her answer.

“Never mind, don’t worry about answering that. I need to think, and I need to be away from you.”

“You don’t mean that. I can explain.”

“It is a little late to explain now dad. I don’t know if I can ever forgive you for this.” She turned on a huff, ignoring the strangled cry from her father on her quest to get out of her childhood home, the place that suddenly seemed too stifling. Her father and her mother both called several times and left numerous texts. She didn’t care; she wasn’t in the mood to talk to them right now so she ignored them. Let them worry; she would deal with them later. The only thing she knew was that they lied about her biological mother, something she didn’t know she could forgive. And what the hell was she going to do with a house from a woman who clearly didn’t want her enough to stay?


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About the author:

Marie Garner hails from Winston Salem, North Carolina and has had her nose in a book for as long as she can remember.  She was a teacher by trade before she decided to write the story ideas float around her head continuously.  When not reading or writing she could be found either watching sports, rooting on the Washington Redskins, or wishing for England where she lived for a year.   She is a lover of cake, chocolate, drinks, and anything that makes her smile. Her debut contemporary romance novel is Finding Eva, the first book in her new Highland Creek series, was published June 2014.







I’m SO excited to showcase this cover today. The Reasonable Doubt series found it’s way onto my Kindle completely by accident and I BLEW through the first two books. I am on PINS and NEEDLES waiting for the final installment to go live….please let it be sooooon!!!!  You can see my reviews of RD 1&2 here.

Introducing…Reasonable Doubt 3!!!


Synopsis: I hate him…

I hate that I fell in love with him, hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him.

He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold…

I really should’ve believed him…

Final book in the Reasonable Doubt series…

Also in the series:

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About Whitney Gracia Williams

A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Selena Ross) reach through your Kindle and slap them. She is the “imaginary bestselling” author of the Jilted Bride Series, Mid Life Love, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul. When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop, she can be found here: She also loves getting emails from her readers, so if you want to tell her how much you loved (or hated) her stories, email her at

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Archer’s Voice ~ a review

“…not all great acts of courage are obvious to those looking in from the outside.”

Archers VoiceIf you loved Katy Regnery’s “The Vixen and The Vet” you will love Archer’s Voice all the same.

Archer is a handsome loner convinced he’s destined to a life of silence. Bree is a scared dreamer on the run from her past. When the two meet in a drug store parking lot their worlds shift, beginning a journey neither of them ever expected, or thought possible.

Bree Prescott is a compassionate soul looking for peace in a small Maine town. She arrives with nothing more than her car, her dog and a suitcase hoping to find solace. Archer Hale is a solitary outcast who keeps to himself on his property outside of town. He had never imagined living a life with anyone, let alone a beautiful woman, but when Bree takes it upon herself to befriend Archer, he starts to wonder how he ever lived without her…which will become both a blessing and a curse.

Archer’s Voice is quite unique in the fact we never hear it. Archer, who was shot as a youngster, is unable to speak. However, when Bree waltz’s into his life he finds his voice with his hands…in more ways than one! {wink, wink} Sheridan creates a beautiful love story through sign language, body language and Bree’s snappy dialog with both Asher and members of the community.

This is a beautiful story of love, hope, redemption and acceptance. I was enthralled from the very first word and it kept my attention throughout – enticing me to read the entire thing in one day! In addition, you’ll get “ALL the feels” from Bree and Archer…including a handful of sexy, blush-worthy moments!!

A perfect summer read, Archer’s Voice is not to be missed.

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