Wednesday

The One Taken from the Sea of Stars by Octavia Davis



The One Taken from the Sea of Stars Description

Set in 2040 London, England, The One Taken from the Sea of Stars is the first installment of a three-part series chronicling Martin Keating. 

Since the death of his longtime girlfriend and fiancĂ© five years prior, 32-year-old Martin Keating ceases socializing for the most part. When he is not at home drinking and watching television, he sits in front of his computer answering IT questions or visiting a customer’s home to repair computers. But his life takes an interesting detour when he finds a tiny Shuluan woman named Lianna in his messenger bag after visiting an exotic shop selling extraterrestrials. What follows is a series of events that involve alien rights activists, an underhanded exotic pet owner, and a powerful alien trafficker only known as The Baron.


The One Taken from the Sea Stars Book Review

First of all, I love Science Fiction, so I've read a lot of it. I feel like this gives me a good reader perspective on good Science Fiction. I would consider this a really good Science Fiction contribution. I loved little Lianna, she's an absorbing character. Octavia Davis is talented in world creation as I really felt like I was tipped into an alternate Universe. The character development is excellent and makes you really feel for the characters. Since my favorite books are series books or trilogy books, I didn't mind the cliffhanger ending one bit! 

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Corina's Blue Ribbon Banana Supreme Bread

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Corina's Blue Ribbon Banana Supreme Bread 


1/2 C unsalted sweet cream butter melted
2 eggs and 1 egg yolk
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 mashed very ripe bananas
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon madagascar bourbon vanilla
1/3 cup banana cream pudding mix
1/2 cup sour cream
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips like ghiardeli (coat in flour)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter and sugar. Add the eggs, mix well. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, stir into the butter mixture until smooth. In seperate bowl mash bananas. Mix in sour cream,vanilla,and banana cream pudding mix. Mix all together with batter gently. Do not overstir. Add walnuts and chocolate chips coated in flour so they dont settle at the bottom! Spread evenly into the prepared pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean. Brush or spray top with butter. Cool loaf in the pan for 10 minutes before removing, wrapping in non stick foil, and putting in freezer to cool for an hour. Then transfer to fridge.
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Saturday

HadaPixieDesigns Etsy Shop Review

tantric rosary

Tantric Black Flame Rosary

Welcome to the first of my Etsy Review Series posts. To start off I'm showing off HadapixieDesigns. Hada Pixie is a dancer, model, performer and designer and the first project of hers I'm excited to introduce you to is her Etsy shop. 

In it she features alternative rosaries like the Tantric Black Flame Rosary above. It's stunning with a limited edition pendant from Venus Aeon (http://venusaeon.com) as it's centerpiece and a chain of black, silver and purple beads. 

She also has pentagrams, ankhs and even the Seal of Lucifer Rosary below. 

lucifer

Check out her shop below for more of her beautiful gothic designs. 


For 5% off, use Coupon Code coupon code HPDSIMBI5




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