Wednesday, November 22, 2017

NEW IDEA (Blogumus and Daily Reviews)

Hi All,
So as I am trying to go to sleep tonight I had a crazy idea....What if I did a new review for you guys every day from Dec 1 to Dec 30th?? Sounds crazy right??Probably so considering I also have 2 books I will be reviewing during that time.....Well I am nothing if not ambitious so here is the deal if you have a SHORT Story (5,000 words or less) that you would like to have reviewed during December send it to my email and I will put you on the schedule.....Put "BLOGUMUS DAILY REVIEWS" in the header so I know what it's for....
I am going to try to do a daily blog during December anyway so this will make it a little more interesting!

Thanks and have a happy rest of your week.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

"Authors Talk About It" Book award contest

Hi All,
So I know a much larger amount of you look at this blog then those I actually am able to do reviews for.  I have always said that the reason I do these reviews is so that I can help authors grow in their popularity.  I recently found out about the "Authors talk about it" Book award contest.  I wouldn't promote this if I didn't honestly think it would help some of you out. 
Here is some quick information about the contest!

Do you ever wish you could find amazing help with your book without having to give up your first born to afford it? You want feedback - is your book any good? what’s amazing in it? what could make it better? what needs work?

Guess what? If you enter the 2018 ATAI Book Award Contest, you get all of that…and it’s ONLY $45. That’s freaking crazy. 

Their team writes a thorough 250-350 word critique of your book, and they include a scoring rubric with notes for each section they score.

Wait, there’s more! You get to enter your book in either General Fiction or Nonfiction AND up to three more categories - all of that is included for one low entry fee! So, you get to enter your book in up to four categories. You’ll get one critique, but you could have four chances of winning one of their amazing prizes for finalists, let alone for the winners.

Seriously, this is an awesome way to get more eyes on your book and get professional support for a super low investment that you just can’t find anywhere else!

Jump over and check it out right now.

Just click here!


Monday, November 20, 2017


Hi All!
Hope everyone is well.  I am finally on break from school and that means I have lots of time to read some new material!!! I recently accepted Charlie King's book entitled The Lyon's Orphanage.  I will post a picture of the cover and the blurb below but from first glance and from the little bit that I have read so far this looks like a good one!!! Can't wait to update everyone with the review! 
If I don't talk to you before I hope everyone has a happy Holiday if you live in the USA otherwise I hope you have a great week!!

Sorry for the short post but I have to get to reading!!!


The Lyon's Orphanage

Sam Watkins, an orphaned young teenager, possesses the ability to read the minds of almost everyone he meets.

Howard Lyons, the owner of the orphanage where Sam has lived since he was a baby, has been reluctant to let Sam leave the orphanage.

Unable to read the mind of Mr Lyons, he takes it upon himself to investigate the reasons behind the owner’s decisions and learn more about the origin of his ability, his parents and the potential of his power.

However, Sam’s investigation and mind-reading abilities reveal a power struggle at the top of a faltering orphanage between Mr. Lyons and his assistant Natalie.

Sam’s involvement in this conflict leads him to look for ways to save the orphanage and uncover the true motivations of both the owner and his assistant while trying to learn about his past.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Happy Birthday BABY!

Last Monday was my baby girls 4th birthday! I really don't know where time went! The party was fun, small like most of our parties! Cant wait to see what this next year brings in her life! I am looking forward to sharing it with all of you!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Hi All!

Hope everyone is doing well! We certainly are! There have been several changes in our family lately! All of them pretty positive.  First we moved! Not far, but when you are talking about moving 2 parents, 3 kids, 1 cat and one bird it can turn out to be a big undertaking...Otherwise we are doing good, I am still in school and I recently got a job through Virtual School of Excellence teaching Theology Classes.  We are also taking another huge step in our family and working toward certification for adoption from Foster Care, I know I wrote at one point that I didn't think that would be direction we would go if we chose to adopt but we honesty decided that international adoption really is not possible for us financially. We will see! I am going to keep you guys updated more frequently now as my classes for the summer semester are coming to the end.
OH and hopefully I can get some book reviews done for you guys :)


Monday, December 19, 2016


Hello All!
Long time no talk! there has been so much going on lately between the kids and my school that I have virtually no time to get reviews done...I am hoping to get a lot of your books reviewed but honestly I get several requests a day and there is really no way that I can answer all of them.

I am however doing a new book!!!

The book is called RAW and it is written by A Passenger.
The book comes to us from a first time writer and is very short, (89 pages on Kindle!!) which to be honest is a big pull for me due to my busy schedule.
I am very excited to read and review this book!!!
A youtube introduction with a bit more information and the amazon link is coming up, as well as Author questions!

Have a great day everyone!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Back To School Haul

I really honestly can't believe it but back to school is really gearing up! For me this year that means that my two boys are heading back to school this year...Liam is in 3rd grade and my sweet little Cole is heading into Kindergarten!! That just seems crazy to me! Of course I am his mom and so I am sure that morning will be full of tears for me, I can almost already feel them coming...

With school around the corner, we decided to go ahead and do a little back to school shopping.  It seems to me like when I went back to school as a kid it was a heck of a lot easier! We had maybe a few notebooks and some pencils maybe a new book bag but that was about it, now it just seems a little over the top.

We literally spent 124 dollars on school supplies this year...Now...I will admit that not all of that was "Necessary" stuff.....for example I bought these:
 they are little thermos', Liam has been a lunch packer since day 1, he just doesn't seem to like anything that his school offers him for lunch, and I like providing him with healthier options.  I have no doubt that Cole will probably be the same way. In addition to the thermos' I bought each of the boys a new lunch bag.
(I apologize for the Elmo plate in the background, I took these pictures right after lunch and we hadn't quite cleaned up yet)

The other splerg item came in the from of star wars pencil cases, to be honest I'm not even sure this meets the requirements for their school list but if they can't use them at school they can bring them home and use them here

Now on to what the HAD to have....I'm not going to write everything down but you will see it is a heck of a lot of stuff!!! You will notice a few items in the middle for Caroline, she will be packing her lunch to go over to grandmas for childcare while I do school work or my WAH job.....

so there it is...My 2016-2017 back to school haul....I want to add here that if you have extra money or supplies you might consider donating to programs like the Salvation Army or Kids in Need Foundation,(or another one if you know of one in your area) that help out families.....I would imagine it would be hard to be the only kid with out a new book bag on the first day of school!!!
Talk to you soon!!!