Friday, June 3, 2016

New Release Friday at WLS!

Well FRIDAY has finally made it here and along with it are some fantastic new products at With Love Studio! Come take a peek and nab some new goodies for your stash HERE

Pamela Bachmayer Designs has a gorgeous new bundle titled "Art Play Bundle" but she has it broken into different pieces if you don't want the whole bundle as well. The following is a preview of the bundle.


The following are 2 layouts I created with the bundle!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Free Digital Scrap Kits from Designs by Romajo

I recently found my way back to another favorite pasttime. (Digital Scrapbooking)I have been having a blast for the past month or so playing around with some awesome folks and pretty kits and one of them is Designs by Romajo

So without further adieu I wanted to post that Designs by Romajo is doing two blog hops starting today June 1, 2016 and she has 2 very pretty kits she is giving away so please go to her blog and leave some love and get scrapping with these beautiful kits!

The first one is "Step Into Summer"

Kit Preview:



My Layout:



The second kit is called "A Magical Adventure"

Kit Preview:



My Layout:

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Review - Patterns of Evidence Exodus DVD

Releases on DVD August 4, 2015
Run Time: 119 minutes
Special Features: Cast Profiles & 17 Extra Interviews
Behind the Music
From Film to Book
Additional Books and Resources
Host a Patterns of Evidence Movie Event
Trailers
Genre: Documentary
Rating: NR

About Patterns of Evidence Exodus:

For more than 50 years, the vast majority of the world's most prominent archaeologists and historians have proclaimed that there is no hard evidence to support the Exodus story found in the Bible. In fact, they say that the archaeological record is completely opposed to the Bible's account. This view of extreme skepticism has spread from academia to the world. The case against the Exodus appears to be so strong that even some religious leaders are labeling this ancient account as historical fiction. Filmmaker Timothy Mahoney begins with the questions, "Is the Bible just a myth, or did the archaeologists get it wrong?" He decides to tackle this issue wit a deliberate scientific approach. After examining the details in the biblical text, he journeys across the globe to search for patterns of evidence firsthand. The result is the most in-depth archaeological investigation into the Exodus from Egypt ever captured on film. This scientific documentary's goal is to communicate the TRUTH of the Bible and help equip believers with defending their faith and the Bible.

The DVD features stunning animations and a cast including narrator, Kevin Sorbo (God's Not Dead, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys), interviews with leading archaeologists including Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl, and guest appearances by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres.

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Twitter: @PattofEvidence

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatternsofEvidence?fref=ts

Official Website: http://patternsofevidence.com

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2assFIyLInE

Official Website to Purchase: http://shop.patternsofevidence.com

Blog featuring interviews with director Tim Mahoney and an article by Anne Graham Lotz: http://patternsofevidence.tumblr.com

My Thoughts: I'm not big on documentaries but when given the opportunity to review this video I jumped at the chance. The animations were awesome and I enjoyed how it gave equal value to each side of the debated issue and not just a one sided display of why they think it's not so. I never had/have any doubts of The Bible being accurate but enjoyed hearing the facts to back it all up.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Blitz - Forced to Remember by Samantha LaFantasie


HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

Forced to Remember by Samantha LaFantasie

Series: Nepherium Novella Series #3

Genre: Adult, Fantasy



The weight of the world feels heavy on my shoulders. Desperation touches everything. Memories forgotten, truths untold. Humanity is threatened. Their safety granted in exchange for me. But I won’t go without a fight.With strange occurrences taking place in the city, it’s up to Elsa and her team to discover why. But an odd encounter at an abandoned warehouse leaves the team with more questions than answers. Just when the team least expects it, Alexander returns, and he’s not alone or without demands: the world’s safety in exchange for Elsa. They have only one week to decide while the world falls under Alexander’s wrath and his powerful army of followers. Avalon seeks help from every Nepherium that can be spared and hope it will be enough to stop Alexander.



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Excerpt

The commons was designed as a place for officers and elites
to enjoy simple recreation and eat without cause for ridiculous ceremonies,
such as saluting and acknowledging every single rank beneath them. It was also
open all hours of the day to accommodate the various schedules, whereas the
mess hall operated during normal meal times only. As I entered, I found it
packed with all ranks, eyes glued to the TV lowered from the ceiling in the
center of the room. The volume was so high it echoed through the halls. Even
the shower room on the basement level picked up a low murmured hum just above
the buzz of lights when I went to clean up after another workout.

It appeared the news stations had somehow caught wind of the
mysterious happenings there. Strange lights, voices, people in dark vehicles
coming and going at all hours of the day and night. That wasn’t news to me, and
I didn’t want anything else to do with the place. Rarely did the media tell the
truth on what really happens. It was better I ignored the report altogether.

I squeezed and pushed my way to the fridge to pull out a
pimento sandwich and bottle of water then managed to wiggle my way to the
cabinet on the far end for a small bag of chips. Deciding it would be better to
eat in my room, I made my way to the door. Right as I reached it, I realized
the room fell silent. Looking up, I met the eyes of every soul in the crowded
room. They seemed to wait for my reaction.

Then my eyes lifted to the TV, narrowing in on a set of orbs
that were like empty black pits with a sprinkling of brown. The single dimple
on his cheek remained put as he flashed his arrogant smile to all the cameras
surrounding him. My lungs constricted, expelling what seemed like the last of
the air left in the room. A black rim dotted my vision and a strange swishing
in my ears overwhelmed every other sound. Something crashed to the floor with a
loud clatter that echoed too much. My vision faded, and my legs gave out from
under me. 

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About the Author

A Kansas native, Samantha LaFantasie spends her free time with her husband and three kids. Writing has always been a passion of hers, forgoing all other desires to devote to this one obsession, even though she often finds herself arguing with her characters through much of the process. She’s primarily a fantasy writer but often feels pulled to genres such as sci-fi, romance, and others.
Among her writing credentials, a member of the Kansas Writer’s Association and has authored works such as Heart Song (her debut novel) and Made to Forget.Samantha loves to take time to enjoy other activities such as photography and playing her favorite game of all time, Guild Wars 2.

Want more from Samantha? Keep up with her at any of her digital hangouts.


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Giveaway/Q&A - Dragon Fall - Katie MacAlister


About DRAGON FALL

For Aoife Dakar, seeing is believing-and she's seen some extraordinary things. It's too bad no one else believes that she witnessed a supernatural murder at an outdoor fair. Returning to the scene for proof, Aoife encounters a wise-cracking demon dog-and a gloriously naked man who can shift into a dragon and kiss like a god. Now thrust into a fantastical world that's both exhilarating and terrifying, Aoife is about to learn just how hot a dragon's fire burns.


Kostya has no time for a human woman with endless questions, no matter how gorgeous or tempting she is. He must break the curse that has splintered the dragon clans before more of his kind die. But his powerful attraction to Aoife runs much deeper than the physical-and there may be more to her than even his sharp dragon eyes can see. To survive the coming battle for the fate of his race, he needs a mate of true heart and soul.

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1) If you had to live out the rest of your life as a character in one of your books which would it be and why?

Just one character? That's cruel and unusual punishment, since I have crushes on all my heroes, and would be happy to step in at any time to replace one of the heroines. You know, if they had to go somewhere. Or if someone (*cough*) sent them on a long trip on the other side of the world. Yeah. I'd totally sacrifice myself to keep aaaall those heroes happy. Especially Christian. And Baltic. And Nikola, and Iain, and Corbin, and Benedikt, and...whew. A little warm in here, isn't it?

With more than fifty books out, it's really impossible for me to pick just one book to step into. I can say that I'd probably lean toward one of the paranormals, simply because I love me some dragons and vampires. And Viking ghosts. And Celtic gods. And doppelgangers...great, now I'm off again. *sigh*

2) Would you consider yourself a "salty", "sweet", or "sultry" person and why?

Oh, I would love to be a sultry person. I want to be a sultry person. Sultry is sexy and mysterious and spicy and all sorts of enticing. But alas, I'm a salty person. I'm not overly sweet, but I do try to provide something that people need in their lives (like salt): humor. The world would be a plain, tasteless place without humor! Viva la salty people!

3) What is one food you literally could not live without?

Chocolate. Oh, pizza and taco salads run a close second, but chocolate is an absolute must have (in moderation, alas).

4) Other than writing what are some other jobs you have had in your life?

I've been a check sorter at a bank, a cashier at a college bookstore, a customer service peon for an art museum, a bird skeleton cleaner for a natural history museum, a Fortran coder, and a physics peer instructor at a university.

5) When you're feeling blue or down what are some things that help make you feel better?

Oddly enough, submerging myself can be helpful for blue days. I recently lost my old boy dog, and during his last couple of days (when I knew I was going to have to let him go) and shortly thereafter, I wrote like a demon. It was a way to avoid looking at his empty dog bed, although I did give myself a day to do nothing but cry. For non-tragedic blue days, I generally baby my muse with video games, black and white mystery movies, and reading.

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About Katie MacAlister

For as long as she can remember Katie MacAlister has loved reading, and grew up with her nose buried in a book. It wasn't until many years later that she thought about writing her own books, but once she had a taste of the fun to be had building worlds, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes, she was hooked.

With more than fifty books under her belt, Katie's novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. A self-proclaimed gamer girl, she lives in the Pacific Northwest with her dogs, and frequently can be found hanging around online.

http://katiemacalister.com/
https://www.facebook.com/katie.mac.minions
https://twitter.com/katiemacalister

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