Wednesday, January 7, 2015

The Recipe Hacker Cookbook: Comfort foods without gluten, dairy, soy, grains or cane sugar

 Here's a new cookbook that is perfect for many people today struggling with allergies to food. The Recipe Hacker: Comfort Foods without Soy, Dairy, Cane Sugar, Gluten, and Grain is a cookbook by Diana Keuilian and she has shared her expert hacking skills with us and I'm so grateful! I have gluten sensitivity and other problems relating to Leaky Gut Syndrome which I've worked hard to repair. This is a life-long change that I'm making and it's nice to have the options of favorite comfort foods made with ingredients that are non-irritating to the gut.

The Recipe Hacker: Comfort foods without gluten, dairy, soy, grains or cane sugar

Break the recipe code for your favorite foods! Free of grains, gluten, dairy, cane sugar, and soy, The RecipeHacker is a mouthwatering collection of your favorite comfort foods with a healthy twist. Learn to use easy ingredient substitutions to transform traditional dishes into real, healthy comfort food masterpieces, without sacrificing any flavor! Enjoy healthier, whole-food versions of Key Lime Pie, Crispy Orange Chicken, and Banana Pancakes. Dozens of recipes and delicious flavors will keep you coming back for more. Enjoy all the comfort foods you crave and keep your body (and skinny jeans) happy at the same time!

My Review: I like the format of the cookbook, ingredient list that is easy to follow. Love the great pictures--I'm a huge fan of photogenic foods. :) Diana has included some wonderful comfort foods that I'm looking forward to testing out.
I've already tried the granola and the granola bars and both were a hit. At first with the granola bars, I thought they might be too crumbly but when I put them in the fridge they set up quite nicely. The amount of shredded coconut in them was a nice change from my usual granola bars with oatmeal as the base. Here's a pic of mine, so yummy!
 About the author:
Diana Keuilian is passionate about creating wholesome versions of your favorite foods. She removes the gluten, dairy, soy, grains and cane sugar from traditional comfort food recipes like cake, tacos, cookies, waffles, enchiladas and more. This hobby propelled her to start the popular blog,, where she shares hundreds of delicious recipes and mouthwatering photos. She lives in Southern California with her husband and two young children.
For more recipes, or to contact Diana, visit

I was given a copy of this cookbook from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

Monday, January 5, 2015

New Books by Kierstin Marquet

Today I'm highlighting a book series by Kierstin Marquet. If you like suspense and adventure, you'll definitely want to check out these books!
Three Reluctant Promises (Mason Jar Series)

Kierstin is a talented writer and her first book Three Reluctant Promises is out in paperback as well as ebook.

Here's the book blurb:
Whoever heard of a kidnapper with a sense of honor?

Illegal immigrant Tommy Ramirez takes odd jobs to make ends meet after a car crash leaves him and his sisters orphaned. A bad day becomes a nightmare, when he discovers kidnapped girls in the back of his semi-truck. A victim's mother enlists his help to free the girls, and she is mortally wounded in the attempt. Bound by honor, Tommy makes three promises to her. Dodging death, deportation, and dyslexia, Tommy knows he can’t keep his word by himself. When he makes a desperate grab for help—literally—Ashten Mason, a cop’s spitfire daughter, doesn’t come willingly.

And of course, you'll want to check out Book 2 in the series, Three Stupid Lies (Mason Jar Series Book 2) the pulse-pounding sequel to Three Reluctant Promises, is also out in ebook on!

About the author:
Award-winning author, Kierstin Marquet, has a BS in criminal justice, a minor in psychology, and a love of sleuthing. Her debut novel, Three Reluctant Promises, and its sequel, Three Stupid Lies are the first two books in the Mason Jar Series. These stories were inspired by Kierstin's unique experiences growing up as a police officer's daughter. Experiences like: getting pulled over with lights (thankfully no siren) in the church parking lot and going to process crime scenes in her nightgown. You can visit her and find excerpts from her latest novels at and She's always delighted to hear from anyone who shares a passion for reading and writing at

Sharee Campbell AKA Kierstin Marquet

Friday, January 2, 2015

Review of FoxBrim Vitamin C Lotion

Today I'm sharing my review of a great little moisturizer I received through Amazon.
Vitamin C Lotion ★SALE★ BEST Facial Moisturizer - #1 Natural Face Lotion - Complete Ingredients 15% Vitamin C, MSM, Green Tea, Jojoba Oil & More! - Effective Lightweight Moisturizer for All Skin Types - Natural & Organic - Antioxidant Protection - Use To Fortify, Strengthen and Repair Skin - Visibly Reduce Sun Spots and Discoloration - Can Also Be Used As A Body Moisturizer - Try Risk Free Today - Amazing Quality Guarantee (Misc.)

My Review: This lotion delivered everything it promised. I've been very pleased with the light, clean scent. The lotion isn't greasy and it goes on very smooth. I love the bottle with handy pump that gives me control over how much lotion I want, so much easier than other kinds of pumps or moisturizers that I can to unscrew the cap every time. For me, the bottle adds a lot of value to my moisturizer because I like it when a great product comes in great packaging that provides ease of use.

My skin is very sensitive and so I tested this product for a few weeks before leaving my review. I haven't noticed any adverse effects and we've just hit a major cold snap with dry, dry air and my skin is glowing! 

Foxbrim's Vitamin C Lotion

Expect more from your daily moisturizer. It starts with quality skin protection with proven vitamin C. All the benefits in a single bottle.  Create eight-fold antioxidant protection while effectively preventing the formation of free radicals. From lightening sun spots and discoloration to reducing wrinkle formation our lotion provides a number of essential benefits to fortify and prepare skin for the day.

Enjoy the full benefits of a combination of MSM, Green Tea and Vitamin C. With soothing Aloe, effective restorative agents can work to strengthen skin elasticity and promote cell turnover. All for your healthiest skin yet!
Create healthy hydrated skin that radiates.

• Effectively lighten spots and discoloration
• Reduce wrinkle formation and existing wrinkles
• Refine and even skin texture
• Promote skin cell turnover

Key Ingredients include:
+ Vitamin C (15%)
+ Aloe Vera
+ Shea Butter
+ Jojoba Oil
+ Green Tea
You can try this yourself by ordering from Amazon on the link below. :) 
 I received a sample of this product to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cover Reveal for Water So Deep by Nichole Giles & Giveaway

I'm thrilled to feature my good friend, Author Nichole Giles today!!! 
Let me introduce this talented lady before I share with you her brand new cover!

Author Bio:

Nichole Giles, the author of the Descendant trilogy, has lived in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Texas. She loves to spend time with her husband and four children, travel to tropical and exotic destinations, drive in the rain with the convertible top down, and play music at full volume so she can sing along.   

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Now here is a bit about this new book that the brand new cover is for!
Water So Deep Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Emma Harris is drowning on dry land.

No one knows what’s happening to her, and she’d like to keep her evolution from human to mermaid a secret, but the truth is getting harder and harder to hide. From her adoptive family, from her friends, and especially from the irresistible James Phelps.

Her time in the ocean is spent dodging a possessive merman, while her time on land is split between caring for her special-needs brother and squeezing in every last possible moment of human life. She soon realizes falling for James is unavoidable when he constantly comes to Emma’s rescue and somehow manages to see through her carefully constructed icy facade to the vulnerability she lives with every day. Everything about James makes Emma yearn for a life on land she just can't have.

When Emma’s brother disappears on her watch, James is the only person she trusts to help her save him. But even if they can save her brother, nothing can prevent her return to the sea. Whether she likes it or not, Emma is changing—unable to breathe without yielding to the tide—and it's only a matter of time before she's forced to surrender forever.

Guess what?! I've already read this book because Nichole is one of my critique partners and I'm telling you that it is AMAZING! Ready to see her spectacular cover?

Here it is!!!

PRE-ORDER Water So Deep right here:Water So Deep

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