Review: Paperless Post #invitations #tryitTuesday @paperlesspost

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A couple weeks ago, Paperless Post asked me to try their service and review my experience.

As you know, I am a very social person. When I organize events, I try to find creative ways to invite my friends because sending a plain email is too basic for me.

After trying it out, I can wholeheartedly recommend that if you are looking for a super cute way to send invitations to your next event, use Paperless Post.

It is very simple once you set up your profile and purchase coins for your account. You have to browse the designs and edit the layout of the card and the envelope.

I think choosing a design was the hardest part! They are all so cute!

Then you email your newly designed card to your contacts. You will receive an email letting you know your invitations were sent and a link for you to manage your RSVPs.

Using digital invitations is relatively new, but I think that more and more people are looking to use this part of their event planning. When you plan your next party, baby shower, or other event, you cannot go wrong if you use Paperless Post to create your invitations. These invitation designs are classy and stylish.

Haven’t heard for Paperless Post?
Paperless Post is a digital events platform that helps you create online and paper invitations and stationery that reflect your individual aesthetic. Their distinctive, customizable designs and powerful online tools make it easy to communicate and connect expressively on any occasion—from everyday correspondence to milestone life events. Paperless Post collaborates with leading fashion and lifestyle designers, including kate spade new york, Oscar de la Renta, Rifle Paper Co., and John Derian. To date, Paperless Post users have sent over 85 million cards.

TOW Opinion: I found that Paperless Post was so easy to use. They have hundreds of beautifully designed invitations for you to choose from. Plus, I love their online tools to manage my RSVP list.

Click here to check out what Paperless Post has to offer

 

 

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Blog Tour: Secrets and Lies by Khardine Gray #vandervilles #romance #suspense

Secrets and Lies by Khardine Gray (Blitz Banner)

Title: Secrets and Lies

Series: Vandervilles, Book 2

Author: Khardine Gray

Publisher: Bliss Romance

Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill

Release Date: September 23, 2017

Romance Genre(s): Suspense

Words: 60,000

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About the Book

Blurb

Secrets and Lies

Simmering secrets and lies burst into a tempestuous roil in Secrets and Lies.</I Discover who gets burned and who, if anyone, makes it through unscathed.

Stability Rocked

As Wade’s whirlwind romance with Chloe starts to stabilize, his ex-girlfriend turns up desperate to destroy what firm ground the two have forged. Wade’s love for Chloe has grown so deep that he’ll do anything to protect what he has with her – even if it means spinning a new web of lies.

The Agony of Betrayal

Still reeling from the double betrayal of her father and lover, Taylor barely regains her feet… only to fall in love all over again with her cheating lover. The attraction is so strong she can’t stop herself, even though she knows she must.

Matriarch and Mother

Seeing her daughter suffering is breaking Regina’s heart. She yearns to give all the help she can but… Ben is scheming to use Runway to financially back his bid for Governor. Will her struggles to keep her family safe come at the expense of her daughter?

Murder!

Wade finally gives in and goes to his ex even though he knows he shouldn’t. But she ends up getting killed and the cops finger him as the killer. Only the real killer is still on the loose and hunting…

Excerpt

What a week it had been so far, and how had he spent it not touching her? She’d slept in this house two nights this week, right next to him, and he hadn’t touched her. She’d slept in his bed, on his sofa.

Within days the stress of what was going on around them had transformed them into that couple who merely existed together and did nothing.

“Wade.” She placed her hands on her hips and shifted her weight from one foot to the other, making her long blonde hair flow about her delicate shoulders.

Wade didn’t want to speak, because if he did he’d have to tell her what was going on, and he didn’t want to do that. Right now he just wanted to truly forget everything that was happening and leave it outside the house, outside the room, outside them.

His fingers yearned to touch her, his mouth to taste her. Wade moved away from the door and walked over to the woman who filled his fantasies. He reached out and cupped her face, loving the feel of her skin, loving the feel of the real her that rivaled any image he could possibly conjure up in his mind.

The real her was everything and more, enough to drive him wild for as long as he’d known her.

Buy Links

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon AU

About Khardine Gray

Author Bio

KhardineGray

Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her husband and two kids. She is well travelled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing and ice skating.

When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.

No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of Khardine’s books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and characters she creates.

Connect with Khardine

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Secrets and Lies, the second novel in her Vandervilles series, Khardine is giving away an e-copy of the book. For your chance to win, simply enter via the Rafflecopter below. The contest closes at midnight EST on October 20, 2017, and is open to entrants worldwide.

Good luck!

Enter here.

Tour Stops

October 9:

Outrageous Heroes of Romance
Romance Novel Giveaways
Ramblings of a Book Nerd
I Heart Reading
Abibliophobia Anonymous

October 10:

Always Love Me Some Books
Up ‘Til Dawn
Making It Happen
A Naughty Girl’s Novel World

October 11:

Loves Great Reads
Drops of Ink
Happily Ever Chapter
Books, Dreams, Life

October 12:

The Opinionated Woman’s Musings
Those Crazy Book Chicks
Liz’s Reading Life
The Bookworm Lodge

October 13:

Book Lovers 4Ever
CelticLady’s Reviews
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews
My Fiction Nook

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Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 #scifiromance #romance #herodogs

The pets are back! Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, featuring twelve of today’s leading Science Fiction Romance authors brings you a dozen original stories written just for you!

Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author, Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world!

Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of the first months profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

Buy link for all stores: https://books2read.com/u/3L9aYM


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Embrace-Romance-Pets-Space-2-ebook/dp/B073W5WQBH/

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Kobo https://www.kobo.com/au/en/ebook/embrace-the-romance-pets-in-space-2

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/S_E_Smith_Embrace_the_Romance_Pets_in_Space_2?id=Jp8rDwAAQBAJ

 

Rescued by the Cyborg (A Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance) by Cara Bristol

A cyborg’s haunted past and a Faria’s clouded future entwine…

Hostage and sole survivor Solia waits for death at the hands of vicious predatory aliens when Cy-Ops agent Guy Roarke disobeys orders and charges in. A former medic, he initiates emergency medical procedures before rushing her to Cybermed.

Guy is taken with Solia, but the guilt of a past mistake won’t allow him to plan for a future with the delicate, brave beauty. Life is so uncertain, he can’t even keep Mittzi, the kitten his niece gave him. What he can do is see to it Solia gets the help she needs for a full recovery. But when best intentions place her in greater danger, it’s up to a little kitten to make everything all right again.

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Excerpt

Guy pushed into his cabin. Next to his bags was the gift—a box tied with a big red bow. The carton was moving. And mewing. “Oh, Jessamine, what did you do?”
The box bumped into his foot. Atop the lid his niece had written: LIVE ANAMUL. OPEN IMED IMID SOON!
He ripped off the bow and peeled back the top. Inside, an angry, frightened kitten hissed. Jessamine’s cat had birthed a litter, and he recognized this baby by its gray coat, four white feet, and a blotch shaped like a star on its button nose.

Sighing, he reached into the carton.

The kitten growled and swiped its claws across his skin.

“Ow!” Guy yanked his hand back. The kitten leaped out and dove under the berth.

Great. Just great. How could his niece have done such a thing? She shouldn’t have boxed up a live animal—even if she did punch air holes in the carton. If she hadn’t contacted him and insisted he open the present, the kitten might have remained inside for quite a while.

In the corner of the container, he spotted a slip of paper, partially shredded. He unfolded it.

Dear Uncle Guy,

I know you are sad, and I want you to be happy. I am giving you one of Fluffy’s kittens so you won’t be lonely. I named her Mittzi becuz she has four wite white mittens. Pleez come home again, soon.

Jessamine

XOXO

His sister worried about him, but Carter, too, and now Jessamine? He hadn’t hidden his feelings well enough if his seven-year-old niece could pick up on them.

His fiancée’s defection had devastated him.

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About the Cara Bristol
USA Today bestselling author Cara Bristol writes steamy science fiction romance with an emphasis on the characters and their romance, with a little humor, heat, and danger added for fun. She is the author of three science fiction romance series: sexy cyborg Cy-Ops Scifi Romance series, the dark erotic Breeder series, and the new humorous Alien Mate series. She likes to say that she writes science fiction for readers who don’t like sci-fi.  Cara lives in Missouri with her alpha hero, her husband, and Hannah, her cat, aka her writing supervisor.

Website:  http://www.carabristol.com
Newsletter: http://carabristol.com/get-your-free-book/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/cara.bristol.3

Try It Tuesday: Daily Goodie Box #freebies @dailygoodiebox #TryItTuesday #review

I was excited to be chosen to receive another Goodie box. For October’s edition of Try It Tuesday, I am giving my honest opinions of the products that I tried.

Kicking Horse Coffee – Kick Ass Ground Coffee – I was hesitant to try this at first. I do not drink a lot of coffee and with a name like “Kick Ass coffee” I was concerned it was going to be too much for me. When I tried it, I thought it had a great flavor and was smoother than expected.

Swago – Cologne Wipes For Men – I thought it smelled okay but the Hubs was not feeling it.

Andalou Naturals – Hyaluronic DMAE Lift & Firm Cream Pods – This cream is thick and moisturizing. Even though it is thick, it did not spread heavy on my skin. I liked the feel of it. I would recommend to others.

ONA Treats – Cookies and Bars I had the maple pecan cookie bar. It was so yummy, especially for a gluten free bar. The flavor was mild and not overpowering. It was sweet but did not taste artificial. I have added this to my personal list of guilt-free snack foods.

Georgia Grinders – Creamy Peanut Butter – Since I am allergic to peanuts, I asked my friend Amy Alley to try this and report. She said, “Smooth and you can taste the natural peanut flavor. Some natural peanut butters are very oily or separate, which is so annoying, but not this one!” Thanks Amy!!!

Natralia – Eczema Body Wash & Shampoo – This body wash seemed to work well. It did not have a lot of suds and so I think I used more than I needed at times. I am used to having a heavy lather, but this did not have that.

Volo Vitamins – Energy Stickpacks – This vitamin powder dissolved easily in water. I did not enjoy the taste once mixed in water, but it was not so bad that I could not drink it. I do not like the flavor of sugar substitutes. I thought it tasted better than most comparable beverages. The plus about this is that I think I did have a boost of energy without any crash afterwards.

Prince of Peace – 100% Natural Ginger Candy – I LOVE this candy. I like ginger in general and eat ginger candy regularly. Many times, the ginger candy is very sticky and will get stuck between my teeth. I did not have that problem with this brand. I enjoyed it so much that I recommended it to a friend and she recently bought it.

Tiger Balm – Pain Relieving Patch – These are the best! I do not have much need for these, but when I do, I use Tiger Balm patches.

Goviter – Viter Energy Mints – I did not like the taste of these. I think it is because they are made with the sugar substitute. The flavor was not something that I was used to eating.

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Vines to Wines Academy #wine tasting at Bermudas #GreenwoodSC #LakeGreenwood #connectlakegreenwood

This Foodie Friday is all about WINE!!!

I attended a Vines-to-Wines Academy wine tasting at Bermudas (The Links at Stoney Point) and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

We were tasting white wines and this is a list of what we tasted and my opinion of each. We had a scorecard that we use to measure how we felt about different aspects of the one and I found this really helped me to be able to explain in wine characteristic terms what I thought of it.

Here are my notes:

Wine name: Riesling
Producer: Loosen Brothers, Germany
Vintage: 2014
TOW Opinion: I thought this was lightly sweet and very aromatic. It was a light body with a fresh taste to it. I would say it was very flavorful with hints of lemon, lime, and green apple. It had a medium finish.


Wine name: Sauvignon Blanc
Producer: Kim Crawford, New Zealand
Vintage: 2016
TOW Opinion: This one was also aromatic with fruity, citrus fresh aroma. I thought it was dry and medium body. In terms of acidity, it was tart with a powerful shark bite to it. The flavors tasted were grapefruit and melon, with a long finish.

Wine name: Chenin Blanc
Producer: M-A-N family wines, South Africa
Vintage: 2016
TOW Opinion: This had a moderate aroma intensity and smelled sweet with Honey notes. It was a medium sweet wine with a crisp taste. I tasted flavors of quince, apple, and citrus. Other people said they tasted tropical fruit. It had a medium finish.

TOW Final Word: My favorite was the Sauvignon Blanc. I loved the fresh citrus flavors and even though it was tart, it was not bitter.

If you get a chance to attend a Vines to Wines Academy wine tasting, you should go. It was very informative and helped me understand the nuanced flavor of wines.