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>Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinze Reveiw & Surprise!


Book Description from Back Cover:

Her enemy will stop at nothing for control…she will risk everything for freedom.

A horrific crime shatters Lisa Harper’s idyllic childhood. Her father is dead and her desperate mother, Annie, quickly marries Dutch Hauk, an abusive monster who soon reveals his hatred for Lisa. To protect her, Annie defies her ruthless husband and forfeits custody to a trusted friend. Enraged, Dutch vows to keep Annie and Lisa apart—and he does. Years later, though keenly aware of Dutch’s evil intent, Lisa and her mother seize a chance to be a family, safe in a home where love dwells. But they fail to fathom how far Dutch will go to keep his vow.

Determined to control his women, Dutch proves resourceful. His associates in crime are feared at the highest levels across the globe—and for Lisa they plan a fate worse than death. Yet she too has formidable connections: ones like former Special Operations officer Mark Taylor. Burdened by his own traumatic past, Mark has loved Lisa from afar. Now, for Lisa and her mother to survive, Mark must risk his life—and even more difficult for him, he must trust God—as one question haunts them all: Can Mark and Lisa untangle these deadly ties before it’s too late?

My Opinion:

Vickie Hinze creates a suspense filled tale that keeps you hooked, you will not want to put this book down! I loved how the characters were portrayed in this book. Deadly Ties is a Christian romantic suspense novel. It’s the second book in the series, and some things in this story won’t be entirely clear unless you’ve read the first ~ Forget Me Not. With that being said go get Forget Me Not you will not regret it. I must say I really liked this book and would recommend this for your reading list. Even if you haven’t read Forget Me Not you will still be able to keep up with this storyline which has a nice blend of romance and suspense. I would have given this 5 stars had it not been for the fact that Anne, Lisa’s mother in the book stayed with an abusive man for so long. Coming from my background ~ My father was abusive ~ that part of the book made me cringe. But I still liked the references to God and that there was nothing “dirty” about the romance. I think this would be a great read for a young adult. I give this 4/5 stars.

Author Bio:

Vicki Hinze is an award-winning author of more than twenty novels (including Forget Me Not), three nonfiction books, and hundreds of articles. Hinze is active in Romance Writers of America and serves as a vice president on the International Thriller Writers board of directors. Vicki lives in Florida with her artist husband, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel. Visit www.vickihinze.com for more about Vicki’s books, blogs, and writing programs.

Deadly Ties by Vicki Hinzehttp://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=sweep02-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=1601422067&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

Disclamier ~
This book was freely provided by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishers in exchange for my honest review. No compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.

I am giving away my ARC to one lucky winner! This is in no way sponsored or endoresored by the publisher or author. I am just passing on my book to one lucky reader!

If you would like to read this book for yourself all you have to do is follow GFC and Fill out the FORM!

Please rank this review ~ http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/bloggingforbooks/reviews/ranking/6862

Open to US and Canada Residents only. Winner will receive a read copy (ARC) of this book from me. Winner will have 48 hours to claim prize if not a new winner will be chosen. Contest ends 4/27 9pm. Good Luck!


>Drug Store Deals ~ Week 10

>Just wanted to post the deals I got from CVS. I had a $5 off $40 that had to be used by 4/10. So Sunday after church I went to CVS. This is what I purchased ~

I paid OOP about $13.00 the original bill came to $68.00 before my coupons and ECB’s and their in store deals. I could have probably saved more had I broken up the items into groups and made more then one transaction. If you know anything about me that doesn’t happen. If I have to go back it has to be because I forgot something. I like to go just once sometimes twice a week. OK, so OOP was $13.00 and I got back $21.73 in ECB’s. Good deal? You decide.

I used 4/$4.00 Off Air Wick. (online ~ used 2 computers)
I used 1/$5.00 off Similac (Sunday Paper)
I used 1/$1.00 off 2 Rice Krispies (online at Kellogg’s)
I used 1/$1.00 off Corn Flakes (online at Kellogg’s)
I used 1/$2.00 off 2 Special K bars (online at Kellogg’s)
I used 1/$1.00 off 1 Special K bars (online at Kellogg’s)
I used 1/BOGO Free Biore Product ($9.00 off) (Sunday Paper)
I used 1/.75 cents off Raisin Bran (online at Kellogg’s)

Then I used my ECB’s and my Total came to about $13.00 with tax.

Like I said I did get $21.73 back in ECB’s.

Have a great day!!!


>Just A Reminder~Giveaways!

>These are my giveaways. Please feel free to enter them all. They are ending soon! Get those entries in!

Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop! (Over 50 Blogs) ~ 4/14

Gift Bag Up For Grabs ~ 4/15

Charm Factory Bracelet ~ 4/15


>~ My Monkey T-Shirt ~ (tshirtprinting.net)

>One really awesome thing about blogging is sometimes you get to review a product that is near and dear to your heart. Let’s talk about T Shirts. I recently was given a T Shirt from tshirtprinting.net.

All I can say is I love it. T Shirts are the cool thing for me. This T Shirt is made of cotton/polyester blend (90/10). The quality on this shirt was fantastic. I liked that it was soft and durable i.e. washed several times. I also have to say that I love that the monkey logo had pink in it. Made me feel like it could have been geared for a boy or girl. But, since it was for me (I love pink!) It made me feel like a girl.

Here are some interesting facts from tshirtprinting.net website ~

Competitive pricing
Huge selection of T-shirts and colors
Silk screen printing for High Quality Results
Order Quantities from 12 to 100,000
Fast turnaround times

They offer a wide variety of printing from Mens T Shirts, Ladies T Shirts and even Workwear!
Check out tshirtprinting.net for yourself. I can tell you the quality is great!

For more information and ordering please visit www.tshirtprinting.net

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Tomoson Product review & giveaway Disclosure.

>Monday Madness Blog Hop~Week 6


~ Sweeping Me ~
Sweeping Me

Please add your blog link. I will use Random.org to pick a blog to be featured.
This week it is Debbie Does Coupons!

Debbie Does Coupons

Only Rule is to follow your host and hostess.

Happy Hopping. Please try to follow at least two blogs. Lets show our support for each other. Also, please leave a comment on the blog you join so they know. You know how busy people can get!
Spread the word, the more that enter the hop the more we can hop back! Have fun and happy hopping!

>Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop ~ For Everyone!

Announcing the Autism Awareness Giveaway Hop
April 11th to 14th

Hosted by:
Lindsay @ Just Another Book Addict
Heather @ Fire and Ice Photo
Pixie @ Page Turners
Kathy @ I Am A Reader, Not A Writer

~ Autism Awareness ~ Some of us know or are affected by Autism. This hop is to spread the word about Autism. So please spread the word. ~

Autism Awareness Month
On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2.

We’re aiming to light the world blue all throughout April — city by city, town by town — by taking action to raise autism awareness in our communities. Please click HERE for more information on Autism Awareness

Find Autism Information at Action.AutismSpeaks.org

In honor of the giveaway I am offering a $10.00 Amazon E-Gift Card.

The only requirement for this is to please follow me using Google Friend Connect and to fill out the Form. Also, please hop along to the other great blogs to enter more giveaways!

Thanks and Good Luck!

>On My Shelf ~ Week Two

>http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=sweep02-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B004URSDYY&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr On my shelf this week is Dear Diary by Mandy Claridge. I purchased myself ~ A friend’s book.

Also on my shelf ~ Overprotected by Jennifer Laurens http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=sweep02-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=193396300X&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifrI won this from the Fool For Books Giveaway! Thank you Jennifer Laurens!