Friday, April 6, 2018

Shanny's Fun 5K Run/Walk

Shanny's Fun 5K Run/Walk will be June 23rd this year. 

Shanny's First Track Meet

The registration fee for Shanny's Run is $10 per person, $30 for a group of 4 & $5 for each additional group member (groups must arrive at registration together) payable on the day of the run. The Fire Department is offering a pancake breakfast at $6 per Adult/$5 Senior Citizens and children, so we have added a place for you to sign up for this as well.

Proceeds from Shanny's Run will go to the Shanny Foundation which benefits the Runners of the Yamhill Carlton School District Track & Field and Cross-Country Teams at YCHS and YCIS. Proceeds for the Pancake Breakfast go to help the Carlton Fire District.

 Registration begins at 7:15 am
 Run starts at 8:00 am
 Pancake breakfast starts at 7:00 am to about 10:30 
 Parade Starts at 10:00 am 

To sign up early here is the link

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Stacy's Destiny (The Town of Pearl #2) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Heat Rating

I finally finished Stacy’s Destiny for the third time and I really don’t have much to add but I do have one issue that I over looked in the past and that was the edits but they were not that bad so it wont take much away from the rating.

Original part of this review.
It took me longer to read this book on the second time around, I think that was because I am reading another book at the same time and I really just wanted to savor the read this time. You know how i is, when you get into a book and you don't want put the book down or might miss something (it's almost like watching a new episode of your favorite TV show). I will most likely read this one again, I really like stories where the woman won't give up without a fight, rather than just sitting there waiting to be rescued. And Stacy sure can put up a fight :)

Stacy is physically abused, almost sexually assaulted and stalked by her crazy ass boss so her friend tricks her into going to Texas to get her out of line of fire (smart friend). In Texas she falls in love with twin brother.

In this day where sexual harassment happens daily I think it is great that a writer can put a face on it without making the woman look totally weak and defenseless. I really did like hour Stacy broke her boss' nose, to bad she could get a nut shot in as well.


“I’m the new cook, Chuck, not the new fuck toy. So maybe you’d like to haul ass out of here and let someone who knows what they’re doing cook.”—Stacy

“Is this where we drop our pants and have a pissing contest just to see who’s going to be the better cook?”—Stacy

Book Cover Rating
The cover is definitely steamy but it does imply that Stacy’s Destiny is all about sex when it is not. The characters are my real issue because they seem off, while the back ground does fit they seem out of place.

Book Blurb Rating

Book's Blurb
Stacy's on the run after being assaulted. She heads to the town of Pearl as she copes with her fears from the attack. The last thing she expects to find in this storybook town filled with kind people and not-so-typical relationships is her destiny in the arms of Max and Eric Cantrell.

Eric and Max meet Stacy in the same day but at different times. Instantly they are attracted to her and feel that she may be the one they have been waiting for. Trouble is, Stacy's from New York and has a past that has her wary of men in general. But the heat between the three is out of control, and once they get a taste, Max and Eric are set on keeping her. When trouble comes looking for their woman, they're ready to fight and willing to risk everything to protect her.

Published November 2, 2011
Publisher Siren Publishing
Pages 258
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Other Reviews
Were She Belongs (Were Trilogy #1) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Healing Souls (Soldiers of Pearl #2) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Invasion of Hearts (Soldiers of Pearl #1) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Diane (The Town of Pearl #6) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Sage's Story (The Town of Pearl #5) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer
Millie's Second Chance (The Town of Pearl #4) by Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Week Long Road Trip With My Husband

Hello Everyone

Doug and I have been so busy that we decided to take a break by going on a week long road trip that took us South on 101 to Martinez then on to San Diego from there is was Kingman. Now we are on our way home via Arizona and Nevada. It was an awesome trip and I wish we had gotten pictures of us at the border patrol stop because that was a new one on both of us.

The Paintbrush Murders by Cia Leah

Heat Rating n/a

Made to Klamath Falls where Doug and I saw a Dutch Bros and knew we were in Oregon again. We still 4 hours to go before getting home and are hoping to get lunch in Eugene before hopping on I5 for the finale push for home.

I wrote this review a few years ago but like a number of others, I pulled it so I could bring it up to speed with what I was doing my blog.

Wow, I am so tempted to not write this review just because I don't like writing negative reviews. I really was disappointed with this book, after reading five of Cia Leah's other books. I am really surprised that I finished it but I think I was hoping it would pick up and get better, it never did :(

The plot was good but the characters had no depth to them, it was 'Oh I am the next victim, ok' to 'well, I guess your next, I will try to protect you' blah blah blah. Where was the passion? And the end even with the plot twist was anti climatic. My heart didn't race with the fear of suspense :(. I did delete this book from my library.

I know you can do better Cia Leah.

Book Cover Rating
Best part of the book.

Book Blurb Rating
Short for a short book

Book's Blurb
Photographer, artist, Chelsea Darvers receives vivid paintings of a murder. When she receives one of herself, she knows she is next on the killer's list.

We knew we were in finally home in Oregon when we found a Dutch Bros