Monday, January 29, 2018

Suddenly Forbidden is Live on Amazon!

Don't forget to grab
Suddenly Forbidden 
Ella Fields

Brighter Than The Sun Cover Reveal

It's here!!

Title: Brighter Than The Sun
Author: Briana Pacheco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: By Hang Le
Release Date: March 16, 2018


I loved love. Some might even say I was obsessed with it. I was the girl who had a fake wedding when I was six and subscribed to bridal magazines by sixteen. My happily ever was all I thought about.

So the fact that I had a crush on my brother’s best friend--a guy who notoriously doesn’t do relationships--was heartbreak in the making. I was forced to do the only thing I could--ignore my feelings and move on.

Years later, after countless failed relationships, my shy heart had slowly stepped away from its fanciful ideas of love. It was going smoothly until the guy who didn’t do relationships suddenly wanted to try having one…with me. It didn’t take long before I gave in. He was exactly how I imagined, and everything I'd dreamed about: goofy, smart, good with animals, and kind.

Still, my past break-ups were never far from my mind. I'd always crushed hard and fell fast, and no one ever caught me. But the more time we spent together, the more I started to see a future with him. And what’s shocking was that he saw the same thing as me.

He’s my forever.

I’m his.

This is our love story.

There are no pre-order links at this time but Brighter Than the Sun will be 99c for release day only and WILL be in Kindle Unlimited.

Brighter Than the Sun is a contemporary romance featuring characters from A Sky Full of Secrets, but it can be read as a standalone. 

Briana Pacheco
New Adult Author

Friday, January 26, 2018

Friday Fav is Back!

Decided to bring this oldie but goodie back. 
The Friday Fav!

Since Valentine's is right around the corner 
this is perfect.

It is made with frosted glass seed beads,
purple hemp cord
and a heart charm that has been patina'd.
You can find it here

Enjoy your weekend!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Review: The Weight of Rain

The Weight of Rain The Weight of Rain by Mariah Dietz
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Weight of Rain (The Weight of Rain #1)
by Mariah Dietz
One night changed my life—one that I barely remember.
When I close my eyes, my mind paints a picture of his smile and shades the contours of his hands, the deep scar around his bicep.
I'm an artist, yet my hands are unsteady. With his presence, he has unknowingly broken that something inside of me that makes me who I am.
Being around him is like standing in a rainstorm. First the drops tickle my skin, and then they coat me, refusing to be ignored. Finally, they soak into me, reaching parts of me I don’t think anyone has ever touched.
When dreams turn into reality, will the picture in my mind transfer to paper?

I really enjoyed The Weight of Rain. It is the first book I have read by Mariah Dietz and I can not wait to read book two. I loved all of the characters and found the story to be fun. I love the way Mariah writes. I did find it a little predictable that King was the man that Lo slept with, but it was a nice predictable.

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I'm A Winner! Where's My Chicken Dinner??

Last month I entered a contest that  Crafty Hope was putting on. 
I won! 
So I wanted to show you the prize and say thank you to Hope.
I was going to do this sooner, but had the flu and just
couldn't get out of bed.

 My prize.

I just love her handmade Thank You cards.

Thank you so much Hope.
I really love the ornament and have it displayed over my crafting area for inspiration.

Have a great day!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Dollar Tree Find & Craft

It's Friday!!
I hope you all had a wonderful week.
I really did. Lots of prayers being answered for my family, which has 
relieved a lot of stress.
Thank you Jesus!

So, one of my favorite stores is Dollar Tree.
I found some great fuzzy string, as my granddaughter Avy calls it.

Instantly I knew I wanted to use this for covers for my Nook & Fire.
I did not want them to both be the same colors so I decided to make one purple and the other green.
I really love how they came out.
So this year I am making these for Christmas in July gifts for my girls.

Here is the Nook cover

And the Fire

I had a little bit of both left so I decided to use some of the fiber in a design I created to make the 
Jellyfish Candy Earrings.
I am putting these in my etsy today.  I really love how they came out.
You can check them out here

Tonight we are going to the Crest Theater to watch a screening of 
Batman Forever.
My favorite Batman is Michael Keaton.
A little history on the Crest Theater.
It was a popular spot back before the 80's.
Mel Brooks use to own the historic theater.
A group here in Fresno wants to restore it.  It is gorgeous.
So in order to raise money for the restoration, they show all types of movies.
I will definitely take some photos to share.

What are your plans for this weekend?

Have fun!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

Monterey or Bust

My honey decided that he wanted to get out of town for the day 
and we had two choices.
Kings Canyon National Park or Monterey.
Of course I did not care which one because 
one, it was snowing in the mountains and
two, I am an aquaholic.
We ended up in Monterey.
It was my very first time there and I tell you I am hooked.
While it was raining here in Fresno, there were clear skies at the beach.

I have never been to Cannery Row.
So this was so amazing to actually walk the streets where I had only read in the book.

 John Steinbeck is one of my favorite authors
(the other being F. Scott Fitzgerald)
There is just so much history in Monterey

But I can not tell you how much fun it was to take my honey on his first ever
sea glass hunt.
His is hooked and is already planning our next trip to hunt for the sea jewels.
I am excited.

Have a great day.


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Review: Forever & Always

Forever & Always Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Forever & Always (The Ever Trilogy #1)
Book 1 in trilogy.

I really don't even know where to begin... What a freaking roller coaster. I think I felt every kind of emotion and then some. This story begins at a summer camp and ends in a wft moment. How can you just leave me hanging like this and end a story so abruptly. Ugh!
Caden and Ever's love story is one that kind of nauseating. I am all for true love and I felt their connection, but there were a few moments I was like please stop. Tragedy after tragedy after tragedy is what brought these two together. Let's see how this love story is going to end.

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Friday, January 5, 2018

Here it is...... 2018

I guess the old saying
Time goes fast when you get older
is no lie.
I swear it seems like it was just the beginning of  2017 a few weeks ago.
And I did not get one goal accomplished that I had set for myself.
As you can see procrastinate was my word for that year.
Actually work got in the way of a lot of things and now looking back,
that will NOT happen this year.

This year I chose a much different word.

Its probably not what you think...
To me the meaning of unicorn is that one thing that is elusive, but
if you wait or look hard enough you will find.

I know its like a bucket list, but on a much higher level.
Like last month i was able to achieve one of my unicorns.
We went to the Foo Fighters concert!
Yes it was amazing!

So this year, I am looking for my unicorns.

I only have a few goals for 2018.

1. To read all the books by Tarryn Fisher.
I chose her because after reading Bad Mommy & The Never-Never trilogy she wrote 
with Colleen Hoover, I was hooked.
Colleen, you are next!

2. I am going to learn how to wire wrap & crochet.
For the most part, I know only two stitches in crocheting and I want to broaden my knowledge.
As for wire wrapping, since I love playing with sea glass, it just seems like the next step.

3.  I am going to continue to walk every day.
I am currently passed my goal of 100 lbs lost.  
And just have about 40 more to go.

And that is it...
What goals have you set for yourself?

Have a wonderful weekend.


Review: The Iron Tiara

The Iron Tiara The Iron Tiara by Beth Flynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Is there anything that Beth Flynn writes that is mediocre? Not in my opinion. She is amazing and it shows here in the spin off of the Nine Minutes Trilogy. I did not think I could fall in love with another biker after meeting Grizz, but I was sadly mistaken. Anthony grabbed my heart from the moment he laid eyes on Christy. And watching their story unfold was more than I expected. Beth writes in a way that grabs your attention and never lets go.

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