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Thursday, June 16, 2011


Please read through the whole post. This is a killer and people should be aware of it. Ignorance is no longer bliss. We need a cure! Support a great cause. For anyone who sends me pics of their light on 8/17 will receive a prize. Totes, books, travel mugs & more up for grabs!

Gardner's Syndrome/familial adenomatous polyposis is a chronic, incredibly painful and terminal disease that approximately 200,000 American men, women and children endure without hope for a cure, and Americans are not the only ones affected—it hits every age group, ethnicity, and country on the planet. There is little to no research being done, little medical knowledge to help the doctors who deal with it (I was told by a doctor that all he knew of it came from ONE paragraph from one of his medical textbooks that he more or less memorized to pass an exam while in med school), and often, by the time the diagnosis is made, the damage done is far too extensive to hope for much quality of life.

Worse still, the average life span for anyone is 35-40 (meaning age at time of death, not how long you have after diagnosis); far too frequently, however, children and teenagers are struck down before they can ever have anything resembling a life.

There are no celebrities to help publicize the need for help or to educate the public, nor are there organizations offering support and help to those who suffer it, or for their families; medical poverty is the norm, along with guesswork from medical teams and abandonment by families, spouses, and friends.

It's more than time for a change, it's time for action. On August 17, 2011, we are asking that everyone who reads these words join us in lighting the darkness of ignorance by making luminarias and lining their driveways, walkways, porches and/or any path that leads to their front door. 

Let the world know there is a danger, a nightmare no one knows about, and share hope with those who have little by lighting their darkness.

I'll be lighting the first one, and on it will be written my husband's name and the date of his death on one side, and on the other, LIGHT THE NIGHT FOR GARDNER'S SYNDROME.

Please email this to everyone you know; forward it, post it on a blog, print it up and put it on bulletin boards….but share it. Don't let one more person die because the night stayed dark.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Teasing Trinity scores 4 stars!!

Title: Teasing Trinity
Author: Allie Standifer
Publisher: Total E Bound
Reviewer: Tallyn Porter
Rating: 4 Stars
Heat Level: O

Trinity Mailer has four best friends: Recee, Emma, Olivia and Briley. Unbeknownst to Trinity, her best friends spike her drink and entrust her incapacitated body to Dr. Hunt Windslow. Waking up on a remote island with no way off until a private plane picks them up in two weeks sounds like paradise if it weren’t for the fact that it’s with Hunt, who left her after a glorious night of sex. But for Hunt, he has two weeks to romance and ask for Trinity’s forgiveness.

I love that Trinity is no wilting flower after her break up with Hunt. She stood her ground and fought him every step of the way. With the exception of her meddling friends, Trinity would have lived her life avoiding Hunt. But a life without the one you love is no life at all and that’s why Hunt went to great lengths to abduct Trinity to prove to her that they belong together. Trinity and Hunt are so good together that it’s hard for me to dislike Hunt for long. Both have suffered a broken heart and calling a truce just makes everything better especially when Hunt’s dominant side takes over in the bedroom. Their love scenes are quite emotional, highly erotic and very stimulating. Oh my, they definitely heat up the sheets! At the beginning of the story, I was as angry as Trinity was with Hunt. His cockiness made it very easy to stay angry at him. I still didn’t trust Hunt even when Trinity started to drop her shields. I actually wanted to kick him in his manly parts. But like Trinity, I couldn’t stay angry at him for very long. The way he gave himself to her and vice versa was intense and magical, I was quite moved. The paradise atmosphere was the perfect environment for this emotionally seductive journey for Trinity and Hunt. I love the relationship between Trinity and her friends and I look forward to reading their individual stories to get better acquainted with the other Club Botticelli stories in this series.