My Review of Pasta Chips

DISCLOSURE I was given this free product or sample because I am a Klout influencer. I am under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company. Product: Authentic Italian Pasta Chips.

Pasta Chip InfluencerIntroducing Pasta Chips

From the packaging: Only 120 Cals. per serving. Non GMO project verified. Made from baked fresh pasta, 20% less fat than Pita Chips®. Vegan, crispy texture. Inspired by an authentic Italian snack from the hills of Tuscany, Pasta Chips are a healthy take on a classic recipe. Made with Durum Wheat Semolina Flour-the main ingredient found in premium pastas- and Italian herbs, each chip is carefully cut to create the perfect edge and then baked until golden. Crafted with fine seasonings based on regional Italian favorites, you can add a little taste of Italy to any of your favorite dips and cheeses, or enjoy simply from the bag. For a truly authentic experience, served topped with basil and mozzarella or with marinara for dipping. Comes in 6 exciting flavors: Marinara, Alfredo, Spicy Tomato Basil, Spinach Broccoli Kale, Garlic Olive Oil and Mediterranean Sea Salt.

The Birth of Pasta Chips

Before yesterday I had never seen or heard about Pasta Chips. First off I am not a chips eater, unless by chips you mean fries, which is what we call fries where I’m originally from. For the purpose of this article when I say chips I mean American chips, not fries. I only ever get introduced to chips if I’m at an informal function or at a restaurant and it is served as an appetizer. Hence the reason why that isle of the grocery store doesn’t appeal to me. So yesterday when I opened my mailbox and found a bag of Pasta Chips as my Klout Perk I was like, “Meh. This should be interesting.” I was wondering what to have for dinner and figured I’d give Pasta Chips a try. More on that later. After reading the back of the packaging I saw it had the founder’s name, Jerry Bello so I Googled him. Turns out he’s an entrepreneur like myself, by that I mean if I was worth billions. Anyhoo, here’s what I found out from Food Navigator: Before Pasta Chips, Mr. Bello created Veggie straws, I’ve see those, never tried it nor was ever tempted to. According to Food Navigator’s interview with Mr. Bello, the idea came to him while having dinner with his wife in Tuscany, Italy, when the restaurant they were in served them lightly baked pasta dough drizzled with sea salt and olive oil. Read the rest of the story here. Like a good entrepreneur Mr. Bello didn’t reinvent the wheel, he enhanced it. Pasta Chips is fairly new, it only hit the shelves in September 2013, as reported by Food Navigator. Continue reading

Here All Along Kelly Brothers #7 by Crista McHugh

Here all along book coverHere All Along Kelly Brothers #7 by Crista McHugh
Release date: August 26, 2015

Synopsis

Can best friends become lovers while the cameras are rolling?

Movie star Gideon Kelly has always harbored a secret crush for his long-time friend and assistant, Sarah. One sizzling kiss is enough to convince him she’s the only woman for him, and he’ll do anything to prove to her they have all the makings of an epic Hollywood romance.

Sarah Holtz rose to stardom as a child only to crash and burn in her late teen years. Gideon was there to help put the pieces of her life back together, and she now relishes her life far away from the paparazzi flashes. Her need for privacy is the one thing holding her back from exploring something more with him. When a video of their kiss goes viral, she’s left wondering if he’s worth the risk of stepping back into the spotlight to become his leading lady.

Recommended for those who enjoy:

  • Friends to lovers stories
  • Hollywood romances
  • Las Vegas weddings
  • Waking up married stories
  • Stories of second chances
  • Sidekicks who love a good practical joke

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Excerpt from Songbird

Songbird book coverTitle: Songbird by Colleen Helme
Genre: Romance Fantasy

Synopsis

As the ambassador from Braemar, Bran is sent on a diplomatic mission to the Old Country to establish trade relations. But the real reason for his mission is to uncover the secrets of a potent elixir that can give magic to anyone who drinks it.

While there he encounters the Songbird, a beautiful, exotic woman, and the king’s most prized possession. Her song is full of magic, and he determines that her people must be connected to the deadly elixir. In exchange for her help, he is willing to risk his life to set her free. What he doesn’t expect, is to fall under her spell…

 

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**BLOG TOUR** ~ Bad Uncle, by Gillian Felix (includes guest post, giveaway and excerpt)

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Synopsis for Bad Uncle (standalone)

Who needs enemies when you’ve got family

The stars are aligned in Adriana’s favor, but secrets have a way of exposing themselves just when everything is perfect. As Adriana and Haze’s relationship heads south, Carys is ready to pounce. Will Adriana’s lies drive the man she loves into the arms of another?

Meanwhile Zax is finally with his dream girl, but why can’t he get his best friend’s girl out of his mind? When she turns to him for advice on how to be a better girlfriend, can he put his selfish desires aside, or will he follow his siblings and take what he wants despite the consequences?

When Kevin’s lifestyle puts innocent L’Wren in danger, his retaliation brings his

ruthless uncle back to Los Angeles and into the lives of his family. In Bad Uncle you’ll get to know…

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Get to Know Perfect Escape

Perfect escape book coverOne person’s perfect escape is another’s perfect hell.

In this coming-of-age story, teen singing sensation Leighann DaCosta tries to find out who she is without her music career. A career that has been part of her life since before the age of ten. When Leighann’s estranged father enters her life, she is caught up in a tug-of-war between both parents. Does she trust the man who abandoned her as a baby, or a mother who is losing her mind?

When heartthrob Zax Banovic is assigned to tutor Leighann, he provides her with the perfect escape from the madness in her life. Enter Kristin Newman, Zax’s super-hot, sickeningly perfect, tennis-pro girlfriend, who dampens any chance Leighann has with him.

After the unthinkable happens, Leighann’s world is shattered, causing her to shut everyone out. Unable to cope, Leighann accepts help from her frenemy, but will the help she accept come with a hefty price?

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Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch

HG Lunch Cursed RebelThe names of my characters in Cursed Rebel are essential to the story. Traditionally in fae mythology, names are a very superstitious thing. According to lore, the reason the fae got the names Fair Folk, or Good Neighbours, was because if you said the word “faery”, they would hear and they would come to bother you.

In Cursed Rebel, my fae have two names – their Human names, or the names that Lucy gives them. And they have their Real Names. Their Real Names are incredibly important and quite secret, because if a more powerful faery gets hold of another faery’s Real Name, they can be used it to compel them and control them.

Also, I tried to give my fae Irish or Scottish names, as the Fae were originally a Celtic construct. If you look back at old Irish lore, you’ll see a lot of tales about Mag Tuiridh and the Tuatha De Dannan – the Tuatha were seen as gods of a sort, and there were loads of them, like Brigit, the goddess of the forge or smithery, and Aonghus, god of love.

I’ve always had a fascination with Scottish and Irish mythology – the kelpie, the selkie, etc. As a child, the legends appealed to my imagination, and as I grew up, my interest in the lore increased. I’ve spent endless hours researching Scottish myths – I firmly believe in the Loch Ness Monster. Don’t you dare tell me Nessie isn’t real!

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Title: Cursed Rebel by H.G. Lynch Cursed rebel book cover
Published:  July 14th, 2015
Publisher:  Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy
Recommended Age:  15+

Synopsis:

Never trust a pretty face. My grandma taught me that. She warned me about the Fair Folk but I never believed her…until I was kidnapped by one. And damn, he is pretty.

But Fin was sent to bring me to his King, and if I want to survive the Otherworld, I have no choice but to trust him – for now.

Oh, and did I mention my sexy best friend is hunting me? I should’ve listened to Gran.

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H.G. Lynch is a Scottish Paranormal Romance author, avid reader, and cat-lover. She spends most of her days writing, while wrestling her cat, Sooki, off her laptop. She believes that chocolate cake can save the world, and is highly caffeine-addicted. She loves horse-riding, Star Trek, and snow.

Her books are dark fantasy romances, usually with a bad boy and a bad girl. Sometimes with zombies, sometimes vampires, sometimes other things.

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Ten Things to do in South Africa

Today’s guest post comes to you from Sarah Hegger author of Nobody’s Fool. Sarah shares 10 things to do in South Africa. Enjoy!

Author Sarah Hegger I’ve moved around a lot, even as a child, but I mainly grew up in South Africa, so here are ten of my favorite things from there, in random order.

  • Visiting the Kruger National Park and seeing all the animals in their natural habitat
  • The drive along Chapman’s Peak, Cape Town

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  • The Drakensberg
  • The incredible weather all year round
  • Lunch Bars (similar to O’Henry but so delicious)
  • Biltong (a bit like beef jerky, but so much better)
  • Jacaranda trees blooming in the spring.
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  • The smell of the bushveld
  • An African sunset
  • The Victoria Falls (I cheated a bit with this one, because the falls are not in South Africa but to the north of us between the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe)

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#Poser, College Romance Novel

#Poser Book cover#Poser (Hashtag #5) by Cambria Hebert
This is not a standalone
Publication date: August 18th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis:

Posers gonna pose

I am a man who had nothing, but found everything.

I’ll never go back to nothing ever again.

I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy.

They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be.

I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know.

When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am.

It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t.

How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands?

I didn’t start any of this.

I never asked for it.

But it came knocking at my door.

When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide.

I open the door.

Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one.

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About Cambria Hebert

Cambria Hebert

Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently resides in North Carolina with her children (human and furry) and her husband, who is a United States Marine.

Beside’s writing Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (because her dog runs her house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: Text, Torch, Tryst, Masquerade and Recalled.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC

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My Review of Man From U.N.C.L.E

I have been sooooo super excited for the release of Man from U.N.C.L.E not because my latest book is entitled Bad Uncle, but because of Henry Cavill (more on Henry Oh Henry later) … the preview I saw looked amazing!

Synopsis

In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons.

Man from U.N.C.L.E was written and directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander and Hugh Grant.

I’ve always enjoyed the movies I’ve seen from Guy Ritchie, most notably RocknRolla with my ultimate hottie Tom Hardy. In reading a bit about Mr. Ritchie for the purpose of this article, besides the obvious he was Mr. Madonna at one point, I found out that he never went to film school and at 15 he was expelled from secondary school. Rumor has it, and by rumor I mean Wikipedia stated that he was expelled for either drug use or “entertaining a girl in his room”. Either way it is wonderfully scandalous, he makes Adriana Banovic look like a saint.

On to Henry Cavill, oh Henry. Henry Cavill was placed on my radar via The Tudors in which he played the unforgettable Sir Charles Brandon. Best friend and confidante of King Henry VIII played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers. These days most Americans know him as Man Of Steel. Continue reading

Blog Tour, excerpt & #giveaway – Bad Uncle by Gillian Felix @Gillianfx

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Bad Uncle book coverSynopsis for Bad Uncle (standalone)

Who needs enemies when you’ve got family

The stars are aligned in Adriana’s favor, but secrets have a way of exposing themselves just when everything is perfect. As Adriana and Haze’s relationship heads south, Carys is ready to pounce. Will Adriana’s lies drive the man she loves into the arms of another?

Meanwhile Zax is finally with his dream girl, but why can’t he get his best friend’s

girl out of his mind? When she turns to him for advice on how to be a better girlfriend,

can he put his selfish desires aside, or will he follow his siblings and take what he

wants despite the consequences?

When Kevin’s lifestyle puts innocent L’Wren in danger, his retaliation brings his

ruthless uncle back to Los Angeles and into the lives of his family. In Bad Uncle you’ll

get to know the…

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