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#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: June 2018

#FitReaders Commit to be Fit: June 2018 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. How to Participate: On the first day of each month, I will post “Commit to be Fit” signups. You can use the comment section to add your name to the list and/or leave your month goals. Weekly check-in blog posts are optional, but we will be checking in each week in our Facebook Group – so be sure to bookmark that group! We are also on Twitter with #FitReaders Hashtag so you...
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May
31

JIAM: June is Audiobook Month!

JIAM: June is Audiobook Month! Did you all know that June is Audiobook Month? All across the country, we are celebrating the joy of listening to audiobooks. Here at That’s What I’m Talking About we are big fans of audiobooks and will take the month of June to properly celebrate. What to expect: narrator spotlights and interviews, audiobook reviews, giveaways, and more! Here’s a peek at what you will find on the blog in the month ahead: Date Type of Post Name 5/31 Kickoff n/a 6/1 Review Unleashing Magick by Debbie Cassidy 6/1 Spotlight Rebecca Roberts 6/2 Spotlight Jack de Golia 6/2 Spotlight Jonathan Johns 6/3 Spotlight J Rodney Turner 6/4 Review Brief Cases...
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May
29

Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang The Kiss Quotient Author: Helen Hoang Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A+ What I’m Talking About: Since she is 30 years old, Stella’s very wealthy parents feel it is time she finds a man, gets married, and has babies. Stella has Asperger’s which comes with a multitude of socially awkward behaviors and difficulties being around other people, and her parents feel it is their duty to get her past it. Stella is brilliant, loves her job as an economist and is extremely successful, but she knows she is letting down her mother, which means she’s not successful. Michael has been a male escort for three years, doing what he can...
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May
27

Sunday Snippet: Hellfire and Handbaskets by Kathryn Hills

Sunday Snippet: Hellfire and Handbaskets by Kathryn Hills  About the Book Hellfire and Handbaskets Author:  Kathryn Hills Publisher: The Wild Rose Press – Fantasy Rose Line Released: May 16, 2018 Series: Time Traveler’s Journey, Book 2 Genre: Time Travel / Fantasy Romance Snippet: Hauser looked up from his work station. The blonde from the waiting room was in the ER corridor, looking crazed. Without thinking, he headed straight for her. She rushed forward when she saw him and threw herself at his feet. “Please, Doctor, help me.” Rick grabbed her under the arms and hauled her back to standing. She looped around his waist before he could stop her. “Security,” someone else yelled. An alarm code sounded. “I got this,”...
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May
25

#FitReaders Update: May 25, 2018

#FitReaders Update: May 25, 2018 Welcome to #FitReaders!! Felicia the Geeky Blogger and I are super excited to be co-hosting this fitness-oriented group for another year! If you have any questions about #FitReaders, you can leave them in the comment section or email me at twimom227(at)gmail(dot)com. Info: #FitReaders information page #FitReaders 101 Facebook Group I check in here every Friday, but my fitness week is Monday – Sunday. So my check-ins are always about a week behind. Last Week (May 14 – May 20, 2018): My Movement*: Monday: 75 minutes yoga + 42 minutes walking, 11,013 steps/day Tuesday: 38 minutes walking, 10,775 steps/day Wednesday: 69 minutes walking, 14,587 steps/day – 5k finished Thursday: 44 minutes walking, 11,438 steps/day Friday: 39...
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May
24

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Hooked on Ewe by Hannah Reed

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Hooked on Ewe by Hannah Reed Welcome to our feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: Hooked on Ewe Author: Hannah Reed Narrator:  Angela Dawe Audio Speed: 1.25x Series: Scottish Highlands Mystery #2 Genre: Contemporary, Cozy Mystery Source: Tantor Audio Hooked on Ewe is the standalone, follow up mystery to Off Kilter. Eden Elliot has been in Glenkillen for about 3 months. She’s working and living on Vicky’s farm. She’s made friends and finished the first draft of her book. Christine still isn’t very warm and fuzzy but it’s all okay. Until, the farm hosts a large charity event and Eden discovers the corpse of one of the town’s volunteers. Inspector Jameson has his hands...
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May
23

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Nothing Serious by Jessica Jarman

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: Nothing Serious by Jessica Jarman Welcome to my feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook Review: Nothing Serious Author: Jessica Jarman Narrator: Greg Boudreaux Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Bound #3 Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ m/m Audiobook Source: Purchased Listening to Nothing Serious is a revisit to one of my all-time favorite stories. The narration by Greg Boudreaux added emotional depth to this passionate tale. From my original review: The story unfolds organically and beautifully, giving both Jack and Aaron time to figure out what each wants from the other and for his own life. While the couple has a history of amazing sexual chemistry, the two men are in different places in their lives, creating a...
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May
23

Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope

Review: Song of Blood & Stone by L. Penelope Song of Blood & Stone Author: L. Penelope Reviewer: Jen Rating: B What I’m Talking About: In the days of old, a Lord and Lady arrived from a distant, dying world. Upon their arrival, they used their Earthsong magic to bring life to the withered land. The Lord and Lady and their nine children lived among the native cave dwellers and eventually, the children mated with the original inhabitants. Their offspring were either Earthsingers, or Silents (those without magic). Many centuries later, the two lands are at constant war, with only a magical wall helping keep the peace.  Jasminda lives in Elsira and is the daughter of an Elsiran...
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May
20

Sunday Snippets: Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep

Sunday Snippets: Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep  About the Book Venom in The Veins Author:  Jennifer Estep Publisher:   Self-published Release Date:  June 12, 2018 Series:  Elemental Assassin #17 Genre:  Urban Fantasy Purchase links: Amazon Kindle: https://amzn.to/2vR5Xss  Barnes & Noble ebook: https://tinyurl.com/y93uzs4r Google Play: https://tinyurl.com/ycgyxkcq iBooks: https://tinyurl.com/y8ybw9su Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/ybqw5gsy Smashwords: https://tinyurl.com/y7s5o4lu Snippet: “Tonight is going to be awesome.” I looked over at Finnegan Lane, my foster brother. “Really? Why is that?” He grinned. “Because we’re eating at the most expensive restaurant in Ashland, and I’m not paying for it.” I rolled my eyes. “Only you would judge the quality of a meal by how much it impacts your wallet.” Finn’s grin widened. “What can I say? I’m a total food...
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May
18

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: 3 Wishes by Peggy Jaeger

Listen Up! #Audiobook Review: 3 Wishes by Peggy Jaeger Welcome to our feature that focuses on audiobooks. It’s time to… Audiobook review: 3 Wishes Author: Peggy Jaeger Narrator:  Nicole Blessing Audio Speed: 1.5x Series: Candy Hearts Romance universe Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella Source: Author 3 Wishes is a cute, short story about dreams coming true. Chloe has always believed in wishes ever since a young age when she had an Aladdin-themed birthday. Every year she makes three wishes, hoping for the man of her dreams to come into her life. Suddenly on the eve of her thirtieth birthday, her wishes may come true. Overall, I enjoyed this quick story about falling in love at (near) first sight. It’s cute and cozy...
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