Author: Cafinated Reads

Oct 11
MY VERY FIRST AWARD FOR MY BLOG!!! YAY!!!!

MY VERY FIRST AWARD FOR MY BLOG!!! YAY!!!!

I received the Who Loves You Baby from: Vicki @ Readin’ At The Beach Here are the rules: * If you have a blog, post it on your blog with a link back to the site who gave it to you. * If you don’t have a blog but have a website, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or other type account, post there with a link back. * Pass this on to 3-10 loyal fans. * Leave them a comment on their site, email, etc. to let them know. I’m passing this award on to: Karen @ Bookin’ With Bingo Emily @ Daughter’s of the King Lynn @ Books to Read Shelly @ The Attic Girland Janet @ Place for My Friends

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Oct 09
Missy’s Murder by Karen Kingsbury

Missy’s Murder by Karen Kingsbury

Most all of us know Karen Kingsbury as being the queen of christian fiction. I certainly have to agree that she is definitely the queen of christian fiction! But what about before she become a christian writer? She was a journalist for a Los Angelas newspaper. While she was a journalist she wrote four articles on four different murder cases. Those articles and cases were turned into books, one of them being Missy’s Murder. As I’ve said, Missy’s Murder is based on an actual murder cases. A young beautiful girl, popular in school with and a loving mother, brothers and boyfriend, befriends a not so popluar shy new girl. This girl quickly becomes like family to Missy and her mom and brothers. Missy had everything the girl wanted:a loving mother,brothers,a boyfriend, popularity and beauty. Missy was even there with her friend when she got pregnant and had a baby and treated the baby like her own niece. Things seem so perfect….or are they? Some things start to happen and they just don’t seem quite right. And then Missy dissappears. Everyone seems to have an alibi….or do they? Is Missy really missing like the police think? Or is she dead like… Read more »

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Oct 09
Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help from My Friends by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt Review

Miracle Girls #3: A Little Help from My Friends by Anne Dayton/May Vanderbilt Review

Wow. This novel is a perfect read for those young girls who are growing up into beautiful young women and facing the daily struggles and growing pains. I haven’t had the fortune of reading Miracle Girls or Miracle Girls #2, but if they are like this book then they are worth reading! Miracle Girls #3 tells the story of a young girl reaching her period of growing pains. She has a serious boyfriend, who lives right next door. Once a truly shy girl, she is becoming more popular at school. And then there’s the new, handsome teenage boy at school who shows some interest in her. Will this new interest cause a rift between the girl and her serious boyfriend? And will troubles at home arrise and upset her world even more? She has friends,dubbed the Miracle Girls, she can turn to-or can she, because they seem to be having troubles of their own?  Find out in this exciting new book from two very talented authors! May and Anne know how to bring characters together in a story that really tells of how teenage girls are really struggle in today’s society. This book really shows a lesson learned: The life can be turned… Read more »

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Oct 08

TWO winners of The Historian!!!

Winners of The Historian (thanks to Valerie at Hachetter Book Group!) are: Winner #1    HaleyKnitz and Winner #2   Paradox CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!!! Winners have been notified via email and will have until 5PM on Friday October 9th to send me their information!!! Again, Congratulations and thank you to all those who entered this fun giveaway!

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Oct 08

DISCLOSURE POLICY EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 8th 2009

Though this is not my normal post this is a MUST for my blog to be in compliance with FTC regulations that will be in effect December 1st,2009. I will also be posting this disclosure policy permanently at the bottom of blog for future reference.  This policy is valid from 08 October 2009  This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. This blog does not accept any form of cash advertising, sponsorship, or paid topic insertions. However, we will and do accept and keep free products, services, travel, event tickets, and other forms of compensation from companies and organizations.  The owner(s) of this blog is compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. Even though the owner(s) of this blog receives compensation for our posts or advertisements, we always give our honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on those topics or products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the bloggers’ own. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. To get your own policy, go to https://www.disclosurepolicy.org     NOTE:In all my reviews, I… Read more »

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Oct 07
A-Z Wednesday’s with Reading at the Beach!

A-Z Wednesday’s with Reading at the Beach!

A blogger friend of mine does a fun thing each week that I am going to start doing. It’s called A-Z Wednesdays! It’s fun looking through all your books and picking one out whose title starts out with that letter! So for today’s letter it’s “I”….the book on my book shelf that starts with “I” is Deborah Bedford’s If I Had You. I will not be leaving a review for it today as I haven’t had a chance to do a review for it but thought I would list it since it is the only one on my shelf right now that starts with “I”!! 🙂 If I Had You Synopsis: From bestselling author Deborah Bedford comes the moving tale of an estranged mother and daughter, and the child who forces their old conflicts back into the light. Buy it here *Head on over to Reading at the Beach’s blog for more about A-Z Wednesday’s!! *

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Oct 05
Breaking the Bank Blog Tour Review

Breaking the Bank Blog Tour Review

I highly recommend this exciting and entertaining new story! At first, I was a little iffy at wanting to read this book because I had never heard of this author before and I just wasn’t quite sure I’d be real into this book. But, after reading just one page , I knew I couldn’t put it down! A young single mother who’s running out of luck. An ATM machine gone wild. A man she just met. And a lesson to be learned?  This quirky new story will keep you on the edge of your seat with each new twist and leave you unable to put the book down! And have you asking yourself what you would do if your ATM went wild and gave you lots and lots of money with out debiting your account! I know what I would do!  I highly praise this book and recommend it to all those out there looking for a new kind of tale with a quirky twist. Two thumbs up to this talented author!!!  *Want an extra entry in the Breaking the Bank giveaway? Head on over to the giveaway and post a comment and tell me what you would do if your ATM went… Read more »

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Oct 03

WE HAVE THE BIBLE SALESMAN WINNERS!!!!

And the five lucky people to win a free copy of The Bible Salesman by Clyde Edgerton from Valerie and the wonderful Hachette Book Group are:Winner #1* VickiWinner #2* ElyssaWinner #3* SallyWinner #4* Glenn   and Winner #5* Lisar315CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LUCKY WINNERS!!! (They have all been contacted by me through email and will have until 10am EST on Monday morning(10.5.09) to email me with their mailing info!!!)

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Oct 03
BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zeldis McDonough GIVEAWAY!!!

BREAKING THE BANK by Yona Zeldis McDonough GIVEAWAY!!!

Thanks to Sarah at Simon and Schuster/Pocket Books I have TWO copies of BREAKING THE BANK to giveaway to TWO lucky winners!!!!!                                                     ABOUT THE BOOK:    MONEY ISN’T EVERYTHING Mia Saul is down on her luck. Dumped by her husband, jettisoned from her job, and estranged from her adored older brother, she and her young daughter, Eden, have had to make a downscale move to a crummy apartment, where their neighbors include a tough young drug dealer and a widower who lets his dogs use the hallways as their own personal litter box. Juggling a series of temporary jobs, wrangling with her ex-husband over child support, and trying to keep pace with Eden’s increasingly erratic behavior have left Mia weary and worn out.   EXCEPT WHEN IT ISSo when a seemingly functional ATM starts handing Mia thousands and thousands of dollars — and not deducting the money from her account, because it sure isn’t in there — she isn’t about to give it back. Her newfound cash stash opens up a world of opportunity, and a whole lot of trouble. Worried friends, family, and in-laws start questioning her judgment about everything, and the cops really, really want to know where… Read more »

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