She Told a Lie by P D Workman


She Told a Lie by P D Workman

She Told a Lie by P. D. Workman is the 8th book in the Zachary Goldman Mysteries Series but it is written in such a way that it can be read as a standalone. I have read other books in the series, so I am acquainted with the characters, but I could have easily read this book and enjoyed it without having had read the other books first. Having said that, I did enjoy the first books and would definitely recommend that you read those as well.

Zachary Goldman is a Private Investigator with quite a history of his own. He has a trail of abuse and mental issues that have followed him from childhood into adulthood. Somehow, he has managed to survive and turn his life around, becoming an accomplished photographer and starting a business as a Private Investigator. But his demons can come out at the worst of times and the challenges he faces can be his undoing.

In this book, Zachary is contacted by one of his past clients, whom he considers a friend, and asked to help out with a missing person case. A teenage girl has gone missing and nobody seems to be as concerned as Zachary’s friend is. But his friend, who is mute and communicates through his phone’s texting app, has information that leads him to believe there is more to the story than just a teen girl out having fun with her boyfriend. Once Zachary starts looking into the disappearance, he is convinced that there is something truly terrifying afoot, and getting involved could put himself as well as his friend in danger. Should he continue to investigate or take the police’s advice and leave it be?

This book, like all of the books I’ve read by Ms. Workman, is edgy, with gritty realism. The characters, although fictional, have a very real quality to them. The author does not shy away from difficult subject matter and she definitely does her research. I would definitely recommend this or any of the book sets by Ms. Workman.

Find this book at your favorite local bookstore or purchase it online here:

https://www.amazon.com/Told-Zachary-Goldman-Mysteries-Book-ebook/dp/B08JXK9BZ9/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=she+told+a+lie+by+pd+workman&qid=1610610900&sr=8-1

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies

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Sambucol Black Elderberry Gummies give the same great Black Elderberry protection and benefits as their syrup, but in a fun and tasty gummy form instead of the traditional syrup. Each gummy has 50 mg of black elderberry extract with no artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners or preservatives. Two gummies is equal to 1 dose of Sambucol Black Elderberry Syrup, and will provide Vitamin C and Zinc as well. These products all work together to offer a boost of immunity against colds and the flu, helping to keep us healthy through the nastiest of seasons and keep everyone from missing work or school. I also feel better knowing that I have an extra leg up on the Corona Virus by making sure we’re all staying as healthy as we can possibly be, so we don’t fall victim to the first bug that comes along, then become sick easily when confronted with the virus.

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I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.  

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Dangerous Games by Blair Howard

Dangerous Games

Dangerous Lives by Blair Howard is one of those books you stay up late and wait in line for them to release so you can be the first to read it. It’s the Star Wars movie kind of book that everyone talks about the next day at school. It pits two arch enemies against each other, then forces them to work with each other against an enemy so diabolical that they agree that they need each other to destroy the force of evil that they’re up against. First, a kidnapping and a murder, then an invitation to work for his old handler send Al a.k.a. Nero back out into the streets to take down the Peacemakers, a group dedicated to taking over the world in their own twisted way. Along the way, he is paired with a French ex special forces operative named Lisette. Follow
these two as they go from one challenge to the next, ultimately finding that those they trusted weren’t what they seemed and some that they didn’t trust were on their side the whole time. Or were they? You decide.

For more information or to purchase, visit your local bookstore. To purchase this book online, click below:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08N1GJP16

At the time of this post, Dangerous Games was available for free at Kindle Unlimited.

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I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

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VCNY 8 Piece Blue Floral Soft Washed Comforter Set with Dec Pillow and Bonus Sheet Set in King Size

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VCNY 8 Piece Floral Soft Washed Comforter Set with Dec Pillow and Bonus Sheet Set, Blue, King


I think finding the right bedding is a difficult choice. You have to take into consideration the preferences of whomever shares the sleeping quarters, then you have to think about colors, materials, how hot or cool you prefer to sleep, if you want a whole coordinated set or just a comforter and pillowcases. Gosh, no wonder I don’t like to change my bedding that often! Well, it was time, so I got this 8 piece Floral Comforter Set from VCNY. My set comes with the king size comforter, king size flat and fitted sheets, 2 king size pillow shams, 2 king size pillowcases, and 1 small decorative pillow. These are made of the softest cotton I’ve ever felt. I can’t wait to sleep on these sheets! I love the pattern- a lovely floral pattern in shades of blue. But what I really like is that if I get tired of the pattern and want something new and fresh, I just turn it over. Why? Because it’s reversible! So I can choose how I want to mix and match the pillowcases and shams, and I can use either side of the comforter. I’ve got a dozen comforter sets in one! Well, maybe not a dozen, but you know what I mean, right? This is only one of their beautiful patterns available and it’s washable, dryable, and snugglable (I made that up because it’s sooo soft!) I love it!

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I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.
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Kitchen Magic (Witches Academy Book 5) by Anna Celeste Burke

Kitchen Magic by Anna Celeste Burke is the 5th of 8 books in the Witches Academy series, which is a compilation of stories written by 8 different authors. 

Kitchen Magic (Witches Academy Book 5) by [Anna Celeste Burke, Witches Coven]
Kitchen Magic by Anna Celeste Burke

In Kitchen Magic, Muriel is the star of the leading TV cooking show, Kitchen Magic, where she and her partner, Claire, successfully make tasty foods while entertaining in front of a live audience. Sometimes things don’t go as planned and this is where we start; with Muriel making a delicious recipe but forgetting to let it cool before trying it and burning her mouth. Claire covers for her quickly and takes over the show, offering tastes of the recipe to the audience so that Muriel can get a drink and recover herself. Unfortunately, a stingy audience member decides not to share and starts hogging as many treats as possible. Muriel notices the audience getting rembunctious and performs a sneaky spell, then sidetracks the audience by mentioning that there’s something under their chairs for each of them to take home. The maneuver works and the show ends successfully and not a minute too soon. As everyone is leaving and the crew goes to shut down for the night, a body is discovered. What happens sets off a series of events that sends Muriel and her sidekick Claire down a trail that could end their lives or expose them as the witches they really are if they don’t watch how they act.

What a fun ride. This was a whimsical, romantic at times, spooky at other times, downright twisty turning mystery! The characters were so much fun- I can only hope we see more of them in the future. And I’d love to visit a town like Muriel and Claire live it. So quaint! Kudos to the author for a fun and light-hearted addition to this set!

https://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Magic-Anna-Celeste-Burke-ebook/dp/B08K88DT33/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=kitchen+magic+by+anna+celeste+burke&qid=1607561376&sr=8-3

At the time of this review, Kitchen Magic  was free on Kindle Unlimited.

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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Midnight Dance by Alexa Padgett

Midnight Dance

Midnight Dance: Book 9 of 10 in the  Seattle Sound series by Alexa Padgett

Book 9 of 10 in Seattle Sound series, Midnight Dance is a romantic suspense novel that’ll keep you reading far into the night. Better make sure you don’t have to be up early because this author knows how to keep you reading! But don’t feel like you have to have read all of the the other books in the series first. They’re all standalones, so you can read one or all of them! In Midnight Dance, we meet Colt, a single guy who is attending his brother’s wedding. Seeing his brother so happy and head over heels in love makes Colt happy for his brother, but it also makes him realize that time is going by and he hasn’t found that same happiness in any of his relationships. His ex even shows up at the reception- proving once more that happiness isn’t found in a superficial relationship and he has squandered a lot of time on women that didn’t really mean anything to him. So Colt decides to pack up and head for his parent’s cabin to ruminate a bit and get his head straight. Never did he expect to find a woman lying on the side of the road, badly injured and left for dead. Colt quickly rescues the young woman and from there we’re taken on a wild ride the likes of which Disney has never dreamt! Romance is sure to follow, but not without gunfire and a few twists and turns thrown in for fun! This story left me breathless by the time it was all sorted out- the author had quite a time fitting all this pieces of the puzzle together. Well rounded characters and a great knowledge of the area made this book very believable and enjoyable to read. Don’t miss out!

https://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Dance-Romantic-Suspense-Spin-off-ebook/dp/B08KRWF3X1/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Midnight+Dance%3A+A+Seattle+Sound+Series+Romantic+Suspense+Spin-off&qid=1607935705&sr=8-1

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.

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Keto Ice Cream from Killer Creamery

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Keto Ice Cream from Killer Creamery

I’ve been really curious about this Keto Ice Cream from Killer Creamery for a while now. Specifically, I wondered if it was really like my regular ice cream or if it was more of the same old wanna be stuff that tries to be ice cream but falls sadly short in taste, texture, and everything that makes the whole ice cream experience a pleasure. After all, If I’m going to have ice cream, I want it to be pleasurable. Otherwise, why bother? So I headed to my grocery store and found Killer Creamery, then chose my flavor. They had Caramels Back, Brownie Points, Peanut Blubber, Main Squeeze, Jam Session, No Judge Mint, Got Buns, and Chilla in Vanilla. I  chose Brownie Points and I’m so glad I did! At first, my ice cream was frozen hard, so when I tried to get some onto my spoon (yes, I was eating it straight out of the carton) it didn’t seem very smooth to me. I was a little disappointed, but then I thought I would let it sit for a few since I prefer my ice cream not to be rock hard anyways.

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What a difference a few minutes makes! My ice cream was now smooth and creamy, with a wonderful brownie taste! There were even pieces of brownie mixed into the ice cream here and there! The pieces were more crunchy than chewy like a traditional brownie would be, but I found them to be delightful. I never felt like I was eating anything that would be considered “diet food” or something for special diets. This was every bit as good as any ice cream I would regularly buy! Thumbs up for sure!

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Price’s Pimiento Spread Review


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                                                   Price’s Pimiento Spread

I was raised part of my childhood in the Deep South. Those were several of my formative years, and the smells and textures are some that I carry with me to this day. I can remember the best smells of Christmas weren’t from the turkey roasting, but from the Shrimp Remoulade waiting on the sideboard. Summertime meant ribs dripping down your chin. And nobody cared about the bowl of potato chips in the center of the coffee table. We all went after the pimiento spread! Mmm, cheesy and flavorful with just the right balance of pimiento to balance with the cheese- all anyone needed was a saltine to get that load of pimiento cheese from the bowl to my mouth. Now since I’ve grown up and moved North, things are different. Folks up here don’t hardly know what you are talking about if you say pimiento, much pimiento cheese. Those two words don’t go together unless you have family from the South. So, you can imagine how thrilled I was to find out Walmart carries Price’s Pimiento Cheese. It needed no explanation- it was home!

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All of those wonderful memories came rushing back as soon as I saw the containers! And when I got home, I could hardly wait to dig my knife in and get a good load of cheese for my cracker! Oh, heaven! I felt like a kid again! This Price’s Pimiento Cheese recipe has been around since the 50’s. when the Price’s began making the spread in their kitchen as an appetizer for parties. It’s been going strong for all these years and has grown to the point that they now offer 5 different flavors to choose from. I wasn’t so lucky to have all of those choices here in the North, but I bet if you hail from Texas or down South, you will find Original, Lite, Zesty Jalapeno, Southern Style, or Southern Style Spicy Jalapeno. Whichever one you choose, be ready for a wonderful spread full of chunks of pimiento that you can actually see and taste, as well as large grated cheese and tons of flavor. They definitely didn’t skimp when it comes to flavor! Next time you’re at the store, look in the refrigerated deli section for Price’s Pimiento Cheese Spread. If they don’t carry it, ask them to- it’s worth it!

Visit http://www.pricescheese.com to find out more about their products, where they are sold, and to explore more recipe ideas!

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my review. #PricesSpreadInsiders

Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges

I received this product at a discounted price in exchange for my honest opinion. I am a cheese lover as is most of my family. We are always looking for a snack and it usually involves cheese. From crackers to chips to fruit with cheese schmeared on it, we love cheese in any form. I’ve had a lot of cheese spreads and one of my favorites is The Laughing Low Cheese Wedges. I usually get the regular cheese wedges but this time I saw that they have Light Cheese wedges at Costco so that’s what I picked up for a change. The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges are kind of like a cross between regular cheese and cream cheese. They have a smooth consistency and can be spread just like cream cheese but they pack all the flavor of regular cheeses. I found the light variation to be as smooth and creamy as the original flavor with all of the lovely flavor intact, only lighter in calories. I really enjoyed trying out different flavor combinations with my cheese wedges. Sometimes I ate them right out of the wrapper. Other times I’d spread them across a cracker or a piece of fruit. I love adding a bit of chive or some crushed nuts on top for a little extra crunch and flavor. I especially like the combination of the Light Swiss Cheese Wedges with a slice of Honeycrisp apple. So delectable! Then again, it’s fun to drag a veggie stick across the wedge before devouring it. For this, I really love the taste of a red pepper or a celery rib, but a carrot stick tastes pretty nice as well. 

The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges come in a variety of flavors besides Swiss and Swiss Light. They also have White Cheddar, Creamy Spicy Pepper Jack, Creamy Queso Fresco & Chipotle Spicy Spreadable, Mozzarella Sun-Dried Tomato & Basil Flavor, Garlic & Herb, and Swiss French Onion Creamy Cheese. Each The Laughing Cow Cheese Wheel has 8 wedges in it, and each wedge is 30 to 35 calories, and has 2 to 3 grams of protein in each wedge, making them a great source of protein. Costco has an awesome deal on their The Laughing Cow Cheese Wedges- 4 wheels in a package. Plenty enough to share with your favorite people. Or not.  

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I received this product at a discounted price or for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the product. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the seller in any way.

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Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center: The Alexandra Destephano Medical Thriller Series by Judith Lucci

Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center: The Alexandra Destephano Medical Thriller Series by Judith Lucci

Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center is Book 1 in the The Alexandra Destephano Medical Thriller Series by Judith Lucci. In this book, we are introduced to Alexandra (Alex) Destephano, attorney for the Crescent City Medical Center in New Orleans. Alex is happy in her position, and has many great friends and associates, including her ex husband, Robert Bonnet. After learning that one of Robert’s patient’s has been brutally attacked and left in a coma hanging from a thread, Alex and the hospital must race to find out who is responsible. Even more so, because this patient happens to be the wife of the Governor and very important to the lifeblood of the hospital. In talking to Adam Lee, Alex’s Grandfather and a U.S. Congressman, Alex wonders if there is something going on that is far deeper than what it seems. She brings her concerns up with her new boyfriend, Mitch, in the hopes that he could offer a new view from the outside, but still doesn’t know who would be behind such a heinous attack. Then there is another attack. Who is behind these attacks? Is Crescent City Medical Center under siege because of her ex? Or is something far more sinister going on?

This book is written along the likes of Robin Cook and many of the other authors of medical thrillers. It’s fast paced and edgy, guaranteed to keep you up a little later than you planned as you go-for one more page, one more chapter while the tension builds. I love the characters and the way the author paints the backdrop so that I can practically feel the wind that she’s describing and see the people that she’s writing about right in front of me.

You can find Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center online at:

https://smile.amazon.com/Chaos-Crescent-City-Medical-Center-ebook/dp/B00AU2KHPG/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Chaos+judith&qid=1601186311&sr=8-2

At the time of this review, Chaos at Crescent City Medical Center was free on Kindle Unlimited.

This was a fantastic read and I can’t wait to see what happens next in Book 2 of the series;

The Imposter by Judith Lucci

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I was given a promotional copy of this book at no cost for the purpose of review. My review is a reflection of my experience with the book. I received no compensation for this review and I am not required to give a positive review. I am not associated with the author in any way.
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