ArtistaDonna Nata

ArtistaDonna Nata

Friday, November 30, 2012

Summer In Salem Blog Review & Giveaway


Summer in Salem
Teagen’s summer has been turned upside down by a body, a pentagram necklace, and an old flame.

Nine months ago, Teagan Matthews' boyfriend disappeared and took her sense of stability with him. But when the opportunity to live with her aging grandmother in Salem arises, she decides it's time to get on with her life. A new home, new job and new friends are adding up to a beautiful summer...

...until a young girl's body shows up one night in town, wearing a necklace exactly like Teagan's.

Now a guy looking remarkably like her missing boyfriend has arrived in Salem along with a mysterious stranger who may have some answers that Teagan has desperately been searching for. Teagan must now decide who to trust. It
's a matter of life and her death.

My Review:

     Teagan, a lucky 21 year old thought her life was a storybook fairy tale, until the love of her life, Jason evaporated into thin air, taking her will to live along with it. Her life took a detour to the land of mystery, shock, and denial. It all began when she overheard her parents ranting about what to do with Aine, her aging grandmother, living alone in her Salem Victorian home

     Teagan is a likeable character, I love the artistic side to her, but for some reason I didn't really feel a connection.....maybe it's just me. Her move into Salem, gave her an instant job at an art gallery owned by a Lark, a young rags to riches girl. Immedialtely after, an attractive boy comes into the gallery and argues with Lark. Teagan doesn't put the clues together until further into the story. An annoying, bitter sweet kinda a guy, Seth tries to convince Teagan that she needs to speak to her Grandmother about the coven and find the "Book" book of spells. 

     Teagan witnessed a goo goo ga ga couple all lovey dovey over each other and couldn't believe the striking resemblance between the morbid looking boy with that of her beautiful rays of sunshine, Jason. Also, her and Lark stumble upon a corpse that resembled Teagan. After, being forced to double date with her now best friend Lark and Dave, she ran into the morbid gothic boy and confirmed that it was in fact Jason gone bad. Everything she felt for Jason was a total lie, and she couldn't digest the fact of why he would leave her for the dark side and the gorgeous blonde. 

     Teagan's world turns when she learned that her Grandmother was the leader of a coven, and that she was next in line to lead the coven. Does she run from what she is?  or does she stay and continue her Grandmother's legacy? Overall, I enjoyed the book. It was a good read an would recommend.


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Summer In Salem (Electi #1)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Smiley Cookie Review

Smiley Cookie has been in business for over 20 years! It's a convenient AFFORDABLE (I say this because their prices are reasonable)  online cookie company that makes it easy for you to share a smile with anyone, anywhere, for any occasion. Why make your life difficult and stressful when it's time for you to gift someone special. It's just one click away and your family and friends will be smiling their day away with these delicious cookies!

My Review:  

      I agreed to review this product and I am giving you my honest opinion. The day the mail carrier dropped off the package my 6 and half year old daughter jumped for joy!
"Mommy the Smileys are here!" our neighbor heard and rushed over to see what the commotion was about. We opened the package to first see a beautiful decorative box and nestled inside was a package of christmas smileys and  gingerbread smileys.  The cookies are 4” in diameter an their mini cookies are 2.5” in diameter. Smiley Cookies do not contain any trans-fats. Cookies are made in a peanut-free and tree-nut free facility. No peanuts, tree nuts, or nuts of any kind ever enter our bakery. Their ingredients are not produced in facilities that process nuts. Cookies do contain Wheat, Egg, Soy, and Dairy ingredients.

     "WOW!" came out of our mouths. That very day we invited our neighbor for some coffee and a smiley. Thank you Smiley Cookie for putting a smile on our faces. 
The company has a friendly easy website and offers cookies for any occasion and guess what? you can be creative and create your own cookie! Express yourself through a cookie!

They offer all types of cookie shapes:
Cookie Shapes
  1. Tree (5)
  2. Gingerbread (9)
  3. Star (7)
  4. Bunny (6)
  5. Flower (8)
  6. Heart (12)
  7. Large Round (5)
  8. Mini Round (21)
  9. Original Round (46)
  10. Fish (2)    
  1. Smiley Sugar Cookies (33)
  2. Gingerbread Cookies and Gifts (13)
  3. Cookie Gift Baskets (46)
  4. Pittsburgh Gifts (11)
  5. Kosher Cookies (68)
  6. Nut Free Cookies (64)
  7. Gourmet Cookies (67)
  8. Buckets of Cookies and Towers of Treats (9)
  9. Chocolate (4)
  10. Coffee Gifts (11)
  11. Coffee Mugs (4)
  12. Gift Cards (5)
  13. Heart Shaped Cookies (8)
  14. Best Sellers (9)

Christmas Cookies 
Gingerbread Cookies
Nut Free Christmas Cookies

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Shadow of the Blood Moon Blog Tour

Book Blurb: 

Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster.  Rumors fly that Gen’s mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don’t. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces.
Can Gen and Will save her mom, or will they be too late?
Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love?

Author Info:

Robin P. Waldrop hails from Miami, but lives in Alabama with best friend, business partner, and husband John. She is a mother of five, grandmother of five, and owner of a variety of different animals.
When she’s not working at her business with her husband she’s found at her computer where she breathes life into all the wonderful characters that are born from her vivid imagination .
She is an award winning author who enjoys writing edgy YA paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and FBI suspense/thriller novels and short stories. Always a voracious reader with an unapologetic television addiction, Robin still searches for the perfect cup of coffee.

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Shadow of the Blood Moon (Blood Moon, #2)

Friday, November 16, 2012

The Unfinished Book Review

In a future where the Unfinished (murdered) are brought back to life for only 72 hours to testify against their killers before being "put down" for eternity... an Unfinished is brought back to life, to what he believes is his moment to put his killer behind bars.
He remembers the final details of his life; his boring job as a mattress salesman, the dame he had high hopes for a future with, and the man who took his life.
Once brought back to life and taken to court, this Unfinished could never have imagined what was waiting for him.
Written in a world that is our future, giving homage to 1940's detective noir stories, the Unfinished serves up a twist ending that will leave you wanting to follow this mug to the bitter end.

My Review:
I had the pleasure of reading Patrice Williams-Marks book titled Unfinished. First off, I was intrigued by the title, second the cover and third I wanted to know more about what was unfinished. I loved the opening hook! "Death sucks," ha ha isn't that the truth. The premise of the story is unique and keeps the reader on his or her toes. Fast paced plot and amazing true voice. I just loved the character voice, it made me chuckle and wanted to keep reading even though my eyes were struggling to stay open after working a long day at school. Written in first person, makes us feel what the character is going through. Murdered, and returns to face the one that ended his life. Wouldn't this be grand if this could happen in real life? ya I know! justice will be served! But the thing that makes this story all the better is that the "awakened" only have 72 hours to do this in the court of law and then unfortunately, they have to return to their "eternal slumber" aww that sucks!
I am not just saying this just because I'm writing this review but I really really really  want to read this book when it comes out! boy I sound like a kindergartener!

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