Pages of Paige

Check out what people are saying about new release, Dear Stephanie by Mandi Castle.
Go Mandi! So very proud of you for putting yourself out there and making this happen! I am currently reading the story and can’t wait to come back and review! Friends and fellow bloggers, pick it up and read!

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“Write the best story that you can, and write it as straight as you can.” Ernest Hemingway

I kind of like Ernest Hemingway, so I take his advice as often as possible. That’s what I tried to do when I created Paige and the rest of her story in Dear Stephanie. I tried to write it as straight as I could. And I think I did.

If you’re in the mood for a read that will take you on a shockwave ride of emotions, get your copy today. It’s live, and I’m very proud, but don’t take my word for it.

Here’s what people are saying about my newly released debut novel:

LizziDear Stephanie is a tale of a woman’s battle against mental illness and her own efforts to self-sabotage her entire existence. In spite of her privileges and mind-games, Paige’s story is one of connection and…

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More Than Meets the Eye

Check this out! Big debut novel coming next week! I cannot wait to divulge in this the minute it comes out. I’m thoroughly intrigued!

The SisterWives

I can’t tell you how excited I am about our guest today. It’s her first time on any blog, so please be kind to her. Instead of a traditional introduction, I’ll let her take the stage herself, so without further ado … please help me welcome our guest writer today, and be sure and give her some love in the comments section. ~Mandi

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I don’t understand women. I try, but you all seem to be an enigma, a game I can’t quite master. And here’s the funny part. I’m one of you.

I can blame it on my looks. Sure, why would any woman like me? I’m tall, tan, blonde, and strikingly handsome. Your husbands turn their heads to stare at my breasts. I hear them whisper when I walk by about my legs, my ass, my body. I see the way you look at me with distaste. Disgust…

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No Regrets! #thespacebetween

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you had a second chance in life?
Do you wonder what it would be like if you ended up lost but found your way back home?
Have you ever wanted to journey into another realm of reality?
Do you have struggles as a woman, a mother, and a wife?
Have you ever yearned for what might have been?

All of these questions are beautifully and intricately entwined in the new book by Nikki Mathis Thompson, The Space Between, and they are real life, but fictional questions.

Georgia, the main character, is a mother of two whom still wonders what life would be like if she had a different path right out of high school, and I must honestly say her story is highly relatable and endearing to any woman that chose motherhood over school or career.

The Space Between

And this story is near and dear to my heart, not only because I know the author, but it spoke to me because I really can relate!! I had my first born at age 17….Yes, I know you are thinking, say what?! I was pregnant at 16, in high school, and my beautiful first pride and joy, Christian was born not even a month following my 17th birthday. I continued in my traditional high school, I remained in my Honors classes at school, I remained involved with normal high school activities, and basically everyone was so very supportive, and so enthralled by my brave endeavor.
I have never once regretted my decisions as a young 16 year old because I knew it was meant to be, and I love him to the moon and back. But…I would be lying if there was never a moment when I wondered what if’s about my life…what if my son had been given to a family with more money than a teenage mom, what if I had pursued that College degree right after high school, what if I had lived at home longer and saved more money, where would I be now? Would I be that High School English teacher I yearned to be years ago? Would I be as happy as I am now? Would I be miserable?
No matter what the answers are to those What If’s I must say I am very happy in my current life situation, I am so proud of the young man I brought into this world at a young age, I am so very lucky to have found a man that took me as I am, and my son into his life, and became his father, and I mean REALLY became his father, someone you call Dad! God always has a plan, I was taught that as a young child, and I still believe it to this day. When one door closes, another always opens, and that is how I walked those early years as a teen mom, and God came through over and over. And no What If’s have ever consumed me enough to ever have any regrets, but we are human, and what if’s are a part of our character. I would not change a single thing about my life now, I am truly blessed, and reading Nikki’s book was a nice reminder of those little things in life that we really do appreciate!

My life version of #TheSpaceBetween
My Space Between

This book, The Space Between, has an amazingly deep level of satisfaction that astonished me and kept me entertained from start to finish. Although the story is fictional, and had plenty of fun, love, and laughter, I personally related to this story, it evoked high level emotions, and had me counting my many blessings.

Nikki has a way of writing so that you feel personally connected to the characters, and I love escaping into the pages of her books. No matter your situation, everyone can relate to her stories!

Check out her new book, it is available on Amazon & Nook, and do an indie author a favor and please be sure to review it on Amazon, GoodReads, or Nook, whatever tickles your fancy…please spread the love!
http://www.amazon.com/Space-Between-Nikki-Mathis-Thompson-ebook/dp/B00TOULQA0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1426860505&sr=8-1&keywords=THE+SPACE+BETWEEN+nikki+mathis+thompson

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-space-between-nikki-mathis-thompson/1121488886?ean=2940151636094

Laters, Baby

I do concur with all of Mandi’s entry here…couldn’t say it any better, had to share! She’s spot on in every aspect. Loved Dakota, and I was disappointed with Jamie, but all in all, fun movie, and I had a great evening with girlfriends!

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Ropes,  and cable ties, and whips…oh my! Don’t get your panties in a twist, or maybe do. I’m about to talk Fifty Shades of Grey, the movie.

I saw it last night. My panties are still…never mind.

My friend, Nikki, and I have anxiously awaited this movie since we read the book series way before the masses flooded Sara’s Secret in search of silver jingle balls. With anticipation of our fun night out, we exchanged text messages throughout the day of our impending plans. We discussed hand cuffs, penises, and of course…sex, which is typical on any normal day but a definite on Fifty Shades of Grey Day.

I arrived at the theater an hour and a half early to stand in line in hopes of securing seats  before all of the horny housewives took all of the good ones. I was shocked to see that there were only thirty-ish…

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My Birthday Celebration!

Yayyyyy, it’s my birthday!!!   I’ve heard that a woman’s first 39th is her best.  Lol.   Seriously, I intend for this year to be a Farewell to my Thirties, and I intend to do big things!

First off, we’ll start with today.

I’ve decided to put a ton of my titles on sale today in celebration.

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Confessions of an Alli Cat
Dante’s Girl
Mia’s Heart
The Minaldi Legacy
Soul Kissed
Soul Bound

So if you haven’t read any of these titles, now is the perfect time to try them!

And as you know, Guardian re-releases today.  It’s $.99 for today only, so if you love YA Paranormal Romance, pick it up!

GUARDIAN ARC for INKSLINGER - Courtney Cole

It’s available on AMAZON, iTunes, B&N and Kobo

**It’s taking a while to upload to B&N.  But when it goes live, I’ll leave the price at $.99 for an entire day**

Anyway.  I hope you all have…

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A Case of the Mondays and the Martians

LOVE it, such an entertaining story of motherhood. Just another day right?!! And tell your hubby to get a “real” flashdrive! If it contains important meeting material, it should not look like a toy!

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I know it’s Thursday.

Whatever.

But Monday happened, and I feel compelled to share this with you. It’s necessary for my psyche, for my sanity, and maybe so that when I end up on an episode of Snapped, you will all understand. You’ll say, “Oh, well she’s the girl who woke up to shit prints that morning when she was peacefully dreaming about sexing with Adrian Grenier.” And maybe you’ll riot outside of the courtroom with signs that say, “Set Mandi Free For Adrian” or not. Again, whatever. I’m not planning on murdering anybody. (There you go detective. It wasn’t premeditated.) I digress.

Monday I spent a lot of the day working on The SisterWives blog. You should read it if you aren’t already.

It’s summer. You may have noticed that I’m not around much. That’s because…children. They are home and hungry and bored and hungry and bored and…children, so…

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Right of Way

What happened to courteous drivers? Did they all disappear?

Basically this is just a rant of how common it is for people to not give Right of Way or be courteous when you have acknowledged another vehicle to have the right of way. Coming down a community street why do most people just expect you to move out of their way. I think if I hadn’t moved out of the way this morning, a white car driven by an un-named female (un-named because I don’t want to call her an impolite B*$C#) would have most definitely drove straight into the front of my car. And you know what irks me the most about this…since I am normally the one getting over and letting them pass..THEY DO NOT COURTESY WAVE!

Do people have no class in the the car anymore, are we really in that much of a hurry that we don’t have any manners when driving!?

ONE: Wave when someone lets you pass on a community street, they are offering the right of way!

TWO: Wave when someone lets you pull into traffic in front of them from a parking lot/gas station, they are offering the right of way!

THREE: Wave when someone lets you go ahead at a 4 way stop and unsure who has the right of way.

Not that it is required, but it is even nice to acknowledge the driver that didn’t drive right into you and gave you righ of way as a walking pedestrian…and PEOPLE if you don’t know. PEDESTRIANS ALWAYS have THE right of Way.

Wave those pretty hands, show those pearly whites…you never know how much you might change a person’s perspective that day just by a simple act of Right of Way.

**Disclosure: In case of Emergency, all Rights of Way are thrown in the trash!