Eat Like a Women by Staness Jonekos Book Review

Eat Like a Women by Staness Jonekos book coverEat Like a Women by Staness Jonekos
Publisher: Harlequin Nonfiction
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Pages: 320
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N

Rating: 5 stars


Based on the latest research showing that men and women metabolize food and lose weight differently, Eat Like a Woman (And Never Diet Again) is a groundbreaking three-step program tailored specifically to the needs of the female body. Staness Jonekos, author of The Menopause Makeover, and leading women’s health expert Dr. Marjorie Jenkins show you how to lose weight without deprivation, look younger and feel better than ever. Eat Like a Woman will revolutionize the way you think about food. You’ll learn to understand the relationship between stress and your health, interpret the messages your body is sending you, and how to eat to support hormone balance and emotional health. Begin to eat like a woman and in just three weeks you can

-Drop those stubborn pounds

-Effortlessly maintain a healthy weight

-Change your relationship with food

-Reduce your risk of disease

-Slow the aging process

-Exercise smarter

Includes favorite recipes from Sheryl Crow, Padma Lakshmi, Florence Henderson, Dolly Parton, Nancy Cartwright, Devin Alexander, Cristina Ferrare, and other popular chefs and celebrities

This book was so neat. I’ve read several similar books before, but Eat Like a Woman stands out among the crowded shelf.

I loved the realistic steps that Staness Jonekos presents with her 3 step / 3 week plan. Not only is the plan realistic, it also is explained very well down to the why. I realized a lot of areas where my diet could use some fine-tuning, and I definitely will be adopting what Eat Like a Woman had to say.

I’ll be excited to see how the results of this pan out. There is a combination of action, explanation, and awesome recipes that fill the pages of this one. There are some awesome sounding recipes I’ll be excited to try!

Wonder Light by R.R. Russell Book Review


Wonder Light by R.R. Russell book coverWonder Light by R.R. Russell
Unicorns of the Mist #1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Release Date: May 6, 2013
Pages: 248
Buy the Book: Amazon | B&N | Book Depository

Rating: 4 stars

Deep in the heart of a mist-shrouded island, an impossible secret is about to be discovered.

Twig is used to feeling unwanted. Sent to live on a pony ranch for “troubled” girls on a misty, haunted island, Twig is about to discover the impossible — someone who needs her.
Jolted awake from a bad dream, Twig follows the desperate whinny of a terrified horse out to the stables. There in the straw is a bleating little scrap of moonbeam. A silver-white filly with cloven hooves and a tiny, spiraling horn.

A baby unicorn.

Now Twig knows what secret is hiding in the island’s mist: the last free unicorn herd. And a mysterious boy named Ben who insists that this impossible creature is now Twig’s to care for. That she needs Twig’s love and protection. Because there’s something out there in the deep, dense shadows that’s hunting for them…

The concept of this book was brilliant – middle grade and unicorns? Sign me up! Plus, there was a HOBBIT reference, which kind of makes my life better. All in all, this was a wonderful little contribution to the epic world of Middle Grade fantasy.

The story line took a bit of coaxing to get me on board. The hook wasn’t quite there in the beginning, yet I was still curious about everything involved with Twig’s story. R.R. Russell’s unicorns are fascinating – I loved the danger involved. They are not “pretty horses” by any means.

Twig was such an interesting character – she intrigued me from the start since she was a puzzle that I had to piece together.  I loved Ben as well, who was also a mystery. The whole crew at the Murley’s place were great.

I’m antsy to see what is next for the characters in the sequel, THE UNICORN THIEF.

New Release + Giveaway: Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

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Unfixable by Tessa Bailey

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N
(For a limited time, it’s only .99!)

Willa Peet isn’t interested in love. She’s been there, done that, and has the shattered heart to prove it. Ready to shake the breakup, she heads to Dublin, Ireland. But there’s a problem. A dark-haired, blue-eyed problem with a bad attitude that rivals her own. And he’s not doling out friendly Irish welcomes.

Shane Claymore just wants to race. The death of his father forced him off the Formula One circuit, but he’s only staying in Dublin long enough to sell the Claymore Inn and get things in order for his mother and younger sister. He never expected the sarcastic American girl staying at the inn to make him question everything.

But even as Willa and Shane’s fiery natures draw them together, their pasts threaten to rip them apart. Can Shane give up racing to be with the woman he loves, or will Willa’s quest to resurrect the tough-talking, no-shit-taking girl she used to be destroy any hope of a future together?

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So basically guys, you WANT this book. Check out my review here! It’s awesome stuff, and easily probably the best NA I’ve read :) So are you excited for Unfixable?

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Interview with Sherrie Petersen, author of Wish You Weren’t

Sherrie Petersen is stopping by the blog today for an interview!

Sherrie Petersen author photoAbout the Author: Sherrie Petersen still believes in magic and she loves to write (and read!) stories that take her on fantastic adventures. In addition to writing middle grade novels, Sherrie moonlights as a graphic designer, substitute teacher, freelance writer, school newspaper advisor, yearbook advisor and mother of two children. She spends her free time watching movies, driving kids around and baking cookies. Or eating them.

WISH YOU WEREN’T is her debut novel. Find her on the web at her website, Twitter, or Facebook.

Tell us a little about your writing routine. My best writing time is 5:30 a.m. I pull my computer under the covers (so the light doesn’t disturb my husband) and I write for an hour before getting up for a shower and work. No one is awake so as long as I ignore my email, Facebook and Twitter, I have no distractions and I can usually get in a thousand words.

Now that is dedication. What is your favorite thing about middle grade? The fact that there are no limits to the fantastical worlds you can explore. Middle grade readers have vivid imaginations and they’re more than willing to follow you down the rabbit hole into whatever alternate reality you create.

Do you have a favorite middle grade read? Too many to name! Like the rest of the muggle world, I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. We visited Orlando earlier this year and our whole family totally geeked out at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Such a cool place. I think Rick Riordan is a genius, I love the Artemis Fowl and Alex Rider books, the Gregor the Overlander series is amazing and more recently I loved the False Prince series by Jennifer Nielsen.

Branching off Wish You Weren’t's topic of wishes, if you had a wish you could have granted, what would you pick? Wow, so many to choose from! But just yesterday we were driving home through the tunnel from the beach and I closed my eyes, held my breath and made a wish (my husband was driving!) that I’ll be able to make a living as a writer. That’s the dream right now. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it a reality.

What is next for you? I’m trying to decide which book to work on next! I have one about a boy who gets struck by lightning and ends up being able to read other people’s thoughts, but my daughter really wants me to write the sequel to Wish You Weren’t, telling the adventure of Aldrin when he…oops! Can’t tell you! That would be a spoiler if you haven’t read the first book!


That sounds awesome! That so much for stopping by Sherrie!

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About WISH YOU WEREN’T:  Marten doesn’t believe in the power of wishes. None of his have ever come true. His parents ignore him, his little brother is a pain and his family is talking about moving to Texas. Not cool. So when he makes an impulsive wish during a meteor shower, he doesn’t expect it to make any difference.

Until his annoying brother disappears.

With the present uncertain and his brother’s future in limbo, Marten finds himself stuck in his past. And if he runs out of time, even wishes might not be enough to save the ones he loves.


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