Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson

Five stars. High praise indeed!

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Expecting to Die (To Die, #7)Expecting to Die by Lisa Jackson

The menacing woods of Grizzly Falls, Montana, are not for the faint of heart. But for some, they’re the perfect setting for partying and pranks. They don’t know there’s a rapt audience amid the tangled trees, a killer with a different kind of game in mind, for whom the woods are dark and deep and perfectly deadly.

Some places earn their bad reputation through tall tales or chance. Grizzly Falls is different. Here, killers aren’t just the stuff of legends and campfire lore. Someone is in the night-time shadows, watching the local teens play around in the moonlit woods. Waiting for the right moment, the right victim. Waiting to take away a life.

Detective Regan Pescoli is counting the days until her maternity leave. Exhausted and emotional, the last thing she needs is another suspected serial killer. Especially when her daughter, Bianca, is swept…

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Easter – April 16

I just thought that I would begin preparing early for Easter this year and wanted to share this book and these few thoughts with everyone.

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So what do we think about when we think of Easter, religious connotations aside?

I guess the big one is the chocolate eggs that have been out on display in stores since the day after Christmas. How could we have missed them? They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and flavours. They fill entire aisles and carry a price tag, at least the brand name ones do, that would necessitate the taking out of a significant loan. In fact, I am pretty sure that I have even seen stands set up with all the requisite application forms next to the eggs at some stores. Come on! These are chocolate eggs, and I am pretty sure they were not designed by Faberge himself. Neither, I think, were these little guys.

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Anyway, moving on from my minor rant there, what else do we think of? I guess the standards are bunnies, chicks and general cute, furry, cuddly stuff. There are decorated eggs, the poor man’s version of the Faberge egg, one supposes, and baskets. Baskets of decorated eggs.

What else is there? I would value your thoughts on this. Please let me know in the comments about what images Easter conjures up for you.

Easter always evokes images of Spring, of new birth and renewal. A time of hope for the future.

Well I hope that you will forgive me for the following, extremely shameless, unabashed and even brazen, plug for an Easter coloring book.

What could be more relaxing this Easter than coloring those iconic images of Easter?

Creative Calm 17

Description

Coloring is not just for kids. It has been proven to be an excellent way for adults to destress, create mindfulness and slow down from daily life, all while enjoying an activity that you can truly make your own. Every effort has been made to ensure that this is an enjoyable way to spend your time, but paper quality is something we don’t have control over with this method of publishing, so please use the included sheet of paper behind your artwork to ensure that your chosen pens or markers do not bleed through to the next page. All pages are single sided to allow for framing and to help protect the next artwork.

There is no right or wrong way to color in the images in this book, and you are free to choose the tools you wish to work with. Markers, paint, colored pencils, pens – the choices are unlimited.

Sit back and unwind and let your stress melt away while you spread color across the pages. Relax and enjoy book seventeen, ‘Easter’ of this calming series.

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Happy Coloring!

PS: Assuming that you have made it this far, I really should have put this first, but then it wouldn’t have been a postscript then, would it. I digress! So if you are reading this then why not hop on over to the J and I Publishing blog where you can find information on releases of all of our books. I know. I know. You just want to get on over there to read about the adventures of our C.P.O, Chief Pig Officer, Sir Bacon. Whatever your reason, we would love to see you there.

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Perfect Mother’s day Gift

 

Mother’s Day UK – Sunday 26th March 2016

Looking for the perfect way to show your mother how much she means to you this Mother’s Day? Put a little color into her life with this themed color book.

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Description

Mothers are wonderful. They take the time to teach us, to help us grow and they love us unconditionally. Here’s your chance to show your favourite mum just how much she means to you with this special keepsake colouring book. This book is filled with images of motherly love to show the special lady in your life that you are thinking of her, any day and any time. Why just celebrate mum on a single day of the year? Show her you love her any time by offering her a chance to relax and enjoy herself as she uses her favourite art supplies to make this book truly hers. Created with mums in mind, this book has a little of everything for all different skill levels. Have fun and enjoy!

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Don’t forget this year. Your mother deserves a treat.

The Magic of Love

A magic potion
A spell upon us
Love’s incantation
A personal enchantment

A Book of Shadows
Incense and Candles
Herbs and roots
Gods and Goddesses

Gaia the earth
The mother of all
Diana the moon
The universe’s call

Turrets and towers
A city of spires
Misty minarets
Love’s passionate fires

A heavenly union
An angelic choir
As my soul trembles
With immeasurable desire

A life with you
The magic of love
A gift from on high
From up above

For this, and other random poetry, check out ‘Who Want’s a Theme Anyway?’ here:

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Description

A collection of poetry celebrating the beauty of the random. There is no thematic link to these poems, they touch upon almost any subject that crossed the author’s mind in the moment. They were born from a series of journal notes made over the course of a number of months. This collection is an eclectic mix of poems and range from love poetry to landscapes, children, paranormal, science and technology, and animals, with a lot of other topics thrown in for good measure.