7.13.2012

Brownie Fix

Brownie Fix was an uncomfortable read for me. It started off that way. A very pregnant Persey walking the grocery store, searching for that perfect box of brownie mix to make her feel better. Thinking things will get better once she has the baby, only it seems to get worse.
This book explored the seriousness of postpartum depression. It gave an insight of what it is like to try to care for a baby when things are not quite right with you.

About the author:
Ellen Cardona wrote Brownie Fix to help deal with the postpartum depression she experienced after one of her pregnancies. Through her writing, she found that postpartum depression was real but conquerable, especially when one has the help of some dark chocolate and even darker humor.

When Ellen is not writing, she teaches literature to college freshmen and attempts to help them understand the writing process, though they think she’s crazy because of her love for literature and writing.

Ellen graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a PhD in Humanities with a specialization in Literature. Even though she has published several academic works on Ezra Pound, she could not ignore her true passion as a fiction writer.

Ellen lives in Richardson, Texas and continues to learn daily from her husband and two children. In good times and bad, she still enjoys her brownies.


Connect with Ellen!
Website (AND TO DOWNLOAD THE FIRST CHAPTER FREE!): http://www.ellencardona.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EllenCardona
Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ellencardona
Blog: http://ellencardona.com/blog/

Email: ellen (at)ellencardona(dot)com

Buy the Book!

Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005IC38EU/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=ellencardonac-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B005IC38EU&adid=1AR1GXZZAECEWZJEMZMT&&ref-refURL=http%3A%2F%2Fellencardona.com%2F

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/brownie-fix-ellen-cardona/1105068099?ean=2940013043732&cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-plecO0ACyhE-_-2%3a2940013043732&

Paperback at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Brownie-Fix-Ellen-Cardona/dp/1466221518/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1341330305&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=ellen+cardona

4.16.2012

So far behind

I have read the last James Potter,
Uglies,
Pretties,
Scorpio Races,
Book Thief

And now I am reading The Maze Runner.

3.17.2012

Binding Arbitration Book Tour




I was pleasantly surprised by this book.
I haven't read a romance novel in quite a while, but this was so much more than just a romance novel. It is about love, rediscovery, and forgiveness.
It has many different side stories, and I am not going to lie, got a little confusing. There was often times I had to stop to think of who exactly this character was. I could probably do without some of those characters.
This book is definitely heartbreaking, I think more for me because I am a mom of a six year old boy, and one of the main character's son is six years old, and has leukemia.

Author Bio:

Windy City writer Elizabeth Marx brings cosmopolitan flair to her fiction, which is a blend of romance and fast-paced Chicago living with a sprinkle of magical realism. In her past incarnation she was an interior designer--not a decorator--which basically means she has a piece of paper to prove that she knows how to match and measure things and can miraculously make mundane pieces of furniture appear to be masterpieces. Elizabeth says being an interior designer is one part shrink, one part marriage counselor and one part artist, skills eerily similar to those employed in writing.

Elizabeth grew up in Illinois and has also lived in Texas and Florida. If she’s not pounding her head against the wall trying to get the words just right, you can find her at a softball field out in the boonies or sitting in the bleachers by a basketball court. Elizabeth resides with her husband, girls, and two cats who’ve spelled everyone into believing they’re really dogs.

Elizabeth has traveled extensively, but still says there’s no town like Chi-Town.

Connect with Elizabeth!
Email: elizabethmarxbooks@gmail.com
Blog: http://elizabethmarxbooks.blogspot.com/
Website: http://www.elizabethmarxbooks.com
Facebook Elizabeth Marx http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Marx/294710950557778
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/emarxbooks

Buy the Book!
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006423DPW
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/binding-arbitration-a-chick-lit-contemporary-romance-novel-elizabeth-marx/1107084583?ean=2940013658196&itm=2&usri=elizabeth+marx
CUTTERS VS JOCKS is still FREE!
Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0064PJUWY
Barnes and Noble:
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/cutters-vs-jocks-a-prequel-novella-to-binding-arbitration-chick-lit-elizabeth-marx/1107713701?ean=2940032855774&itm=1&usri=elizabeth+marx

3.14.2012

A Little Giovanni

He knows I cannot resist the Elvis look, so he pretty much gets whatever he wants when he does it.

Currently Reading

James Potter and the Hall of Elder's Crossing
Okay, so it's fanfic. Sue me.

3.13.2012

Currently Reading

Binding Arbitration.
Blog your for this book will be on my blog on March 17th, St. Paddy's Day!

2.29.2012

Currently Reading

Catching Fire
I'm not going to lie, I kind of hate reading this on my iPad now. I wish I had a print copy :(

2.26.2012

Currently Reading

The Hunger Games
Yes, I have read it, loved it, and am reading it again. In preparation for the movie.

2.25.2012

The Life of an Angry Child

Finally got some new jeans for the kids, so today I decided to clean out their closets.
I had a bag of clothes that my aunt sent that were hand me downs from the kids' cousin. So I went through that and found the ones that would fit Mariana, and proceeded to go through their clothes.
Both kids have gone through a major growth spurt lately, so pants are too short.
Massimo took this well, and helped me.
Mariana threw the biggest tantrum for throwing out one of her million dresses. So I let her keep that dress. Then she wanted to throw a fit about everything, which wasn't going to happen.
I had to tell her the clothes were going to go to kids that have none. Which is true. She didn't seem to care.
But oh well. Now they have clothes that will fit them. And their old clothes will be donated.

2.24.2012

Currently Reading

The Forbidden Game
It has three books, The Hunter, The Chase, and The Kill

2.23.2012

Day 25

I haven't posted an update about my plants in a while. Nearly everything has sprouted, been thinned out, and supported by now. With the exception of my bell peppers. For some reason not one has sprouted. Not that I really care because I hate them (for texture reasons) but the hubby loves them.

They have been moved to the window now, and the plastic "greenhouse" top has been removed.

Currently Reading

The Last Olympian
With a little help from Giovanni.

2.22.2012