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Texas K-9 Unit Series


What can I say about curling up with a good book?  Absolutely no words that come to mind would come close to that wonderful feeling of losing oneself in a well written, interesting story.  If you are a fan of reading or just a good story, then you’ll know what I mean!

I have recently had the privilege of reviewing some great books that you’re gonna want to curl up with soon!  They’ll keep you interested and on your toes!  The Texas K9 series has been written by three authors: Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley, and Sharon Dunn.  I’d read some books written by Shirlee McCoy in the past and loved her books so I was excited to get this chance to read one of her latest books!  As always, she didn’t disappoint!

The series will keep you turning pages and away from whatever it is that you are supposed to be doing stresses you out!  It is my opinion that a good book is always worth the time and it never hurts to take a little time to escape reality!  Follow the Texas K9 teams as they steal your heart, fall in love and save the day…  or will they…  Get your copy and find out!  You’ll be glad you did!unnamed

About the Series:

Love Inspired Suspense authors Shirlee McCoy, Margaret Daley and Sharon Dunn will get your pulse racing with tales of Texas cops and their loyal K9 dogs tracking down a crime ring. Enjoy three action-packed Texas K9 Unit romantic suspense novels in one box set! When a boy goes missing from his bedroom, a police detective must assure a desperate single mother that he and his trusty bloodhound will find her son. A woman with amnesia has to rely on an officer and his border collie to stay alive when she can’t remember who tried to kill her. An FBI agent is called in to protect a single mother when the rookie K9 officer witnesses a murder and becomes the killer’s target.

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Originally posted 2015-03-16 08:49:33.

Twice-Baked Potatoes A Recipe by Mike Hartner

The benefit to making twice-baked potatoes is that you also get mashed potatoes from the recipe and potato skins, depending on your taste.

My son and I like the skins, and everyone likes the twice-baked potatoes. 

The recipe is fairly easy.

Potatoes (I use about 12 – 15 at a time).  But I’m feeding five, so judge your numbers and interest.  Each potato makes two twice-baked potato.

potato11. Bake the potatoes. (1 hr +/- 375)

potato32. Scoop out the potato, being careful not to destroy the skin. (A small amount of potato on the side does not hurt) And place into a mixing bowl.

3. Add about 1/3 cup butter and let it melt into the hot potato flesh in your mixing bowl.

4.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  I add paprika, and cayenne… experiment.

potato45. Don’t use MILK… use CREAM.  It’s much heavier, and tastes better.  Pour a little at a time into your potatoes until you’ve reached a thickness you like. 

6. Taste, and then add more slat and pepper according to your palate.

7. Fill potato skins 3/4 with mashed potatoes from the mixing bowl.

potato58. Add crumbled bacon, and green onions.potato 6

9. Add shredded cheddar or other cheese.

10. Put back in oven until cheese melts.

11. Serve warm.

About the AuthorMike Hartner

Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He’s traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

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I, Walter is the first in a series of books in a saga which will span continents and time to arrive in present day North America. 

Each in the series will be connected, though that connection may not be obvious for several more books.  

It’s almost like looking at a menorah (sic). Many lines, seemingly individual, connect to center at different points. 

Walter Crofter was born into Elizabethan England.

In a country and a time where favor and politics were both deadly, can an honest boy stay true to himself?

Especially given his family background?

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Originally posted 2014-03-08 06:46:47.

Prodigal

Prodigal is a wonderful read!  It’s labeled as young adult, but I think everyone can enjoy this one!  Great book to curl up to!  I recently read and enjoyed it very much!  It isn’t your average book of it’s kind, so take a minute and check it out below!

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Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing. Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.

Synopsis

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl meets God. This is the book that just may change the way you look at life.

It was supposed to be Lexy Quinn’s year. The hard-working wallflower has finally landed the coveted spot as Editor of her school’s newspaper. Then the rug is ripped out from under her when she finds out her mom is sick, and the family is moving half-way across the country to Preston Hills, Texas. Lexy can’t think of a worse place to be than at a school full of snobby rich kids where she’ll have to start all over to get people to notice her writing, or–who is she kidding?–notice her at all. When the most swoon-worthy boy in town, who also happens to be the jock celebrity quarterback, gives her an exclusive interview, Lexy’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ash Preston is the perfect guy and, even better, he sees Lexy as she wants to be seen. But can she trust him? PRODIGAL is a different kind of love story, where faith, romance, and God converge . . . and it just might change the way you look at your life.

Prodigal: My Thoughts

As promised, Prodigal is a very different kind of love story.  Written for young adults, I think it probably would reach better for teen readers.  Prodigal is a far cry from today’s unrealistic books.  While reading it, I could see the characters being people at my school (well, had I went to school in a different generation).

In my youth, I was an avid reader.  I needed my books more than anything.  I would read so many books and my head would fill up with ideas of what my life could be like if it didn’t suck.  You know, if I were one of those lucky kids born to rich, loving parents who made sure I was drop dead gorgeous and had everything I wanted?  Yeah, those!  LOL.  Man how I wish I had read this book then!

Having worked professionally with teenagers, as well as having raised one, I can say that this book really does sound like the thoughts and words of teens today.  It’s not your average Christian book where every few pages about God.  It’s a story that allows the character, and us, to learn about what God’s love is supposed to look like.  If you aren’t into Christian books but love a good love story, this book is still something you’d enjoy.  It’s a ‘sneak up and get you’ kind of story.  I highly recommend checking it out!

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About The Author

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Rektok ROSS is the author of the debut novel PRODIGAL. Rektok graduated college with a degree in journalism, which has since been forsaken in favor of fiction writing.

Rektok likes all animals, a good underdog story, and dessert at every meal. Rektok currently resides in California. For more information please contact rektokROSS@gmail.com.

 

Originally posted 2013-09-20 00:20:41.