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Remember how I said we were doing new things?!? You MUST listen to up and comer Tyler Rhoades!!

So it’s always amazing to watch kids grow up and see their personalities develop. I have known Tyler since he was itty bitty and he has always had a big personality. He has charmed me since he was able to smile look at me with those big blue eyes! He has grown into an incredibly talented young man and I CANNOT WAIT for you to hear his voice! He has officially blown me away now with his music!

Or watch the video here!!!

Mini Interview with Tyler!

  • Color? Blue
  • Food? Burgers
  • Song? Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
  • Singer/Band? Shawn Mendes
  • Subject in school? Math

What grade are you in? Sophomore

Do you write your own songs? Not yet, I’m going to start writing soon. 🙂

Apple or Android 😜?  Apple 💪🏽💪🏽

What do you do for fun? Sing!

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Death Before Decaf by Caroline Fardig!! #WINNER


No spoilers!! But man that makes it a little more difficult because I really want to detail the book. I  hate when people do that to me, though so this review will refer to the characters as they are first introduced! Oh and this is a standalone novel!  No cliffhanger, but part of a series.

Death Before Decaf is a fast-paced, funny AND serious mystery.  How can it be funny and serious?  Easy when Caroline Fardig is behind the ink!  Caroline has an amazing ability to create characters that go through real life situations and some insanely dangerous ones without losing their sense of humor. I am a firm believer that if you keep your sense of humor you can overcome anything (even yourself!).  
So Juliet was beaten down (emotionally) by her ex-fiancée when he stole her things, the money for their café and ultimately she had to close the café.  So here she has come back to her hometown and is going to run her best friends coffee shop.  He has been struggling with it ever since his father began having health issues and ultimately passing away. There is some definite undertones to Juliet and Pete’s relationship, but both have determined they are just friends. Being a romance lover I was ready to read the story of Pete and Juliet realizing their feelings and finally be together forever….that was before I even got through the first chapter and oh man the relationships are definitely a big part of the characters. but not the center of the story.

This is so great for the Suspense/Mystery lover in me! The twists and turns just kept on coming! This is not a girl who sat around and pondered who might have done it…she was right in the freaking middle of it!  I loved that Juliet was able poke holes in Seth’s story and figure him out (mostly), and he is stunned that she put those pieces together.  I also loved that these characters had flaws and were able to admit they were wrong. I have to stop there or I will spill too much!

When I pick up a Caroline Fardig book I know that I am going to laugh, bite my fingernails, and I am probably going to be reading it all in one sitting….Generally speaking I have a horrible time putting her books down because the action and events are constant and steady.  So far every book of hers I have read has turned out this way, so I suggest that when you see a new one coming, grab it as fast as you can and mark the release date on your calendar.  You probably won’t be doing anything else! LOL
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Caroline Fardig is the author of Death Before Decaf and the Lizzie Hart series. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

Wild Aces by Marni Mann….Do not miss this!! REVIEW

Trapper Montgomery 

His darkness drew me in. 

A mystery with a past I wanted to solve. 

He was cold, like ice, but set me on fire. 

A heat I hadn’t felt in ages. 

But when I saw his face, I burned… 

In mourning

Brea Bradley 

She melted from my voice–shuddered from my touch. 

But trembled from the memories 

That my face brought back. 

She wanted more… 

Maybe even him. 

I wasn’t the hand she counted on. 

But I was what she was dealt…
A Wild Ace with no way to win.


My first foray into Marni Mann’s writing was reading Unblocked…seriously fantastic! More on that another time. Wild Aces was an intense story to be sure. Trapper and Brea are an AMAZING couple! They have both been through hell, albeit very different kids. Trapper grew up in hell and has really done something with himself – even though it’s not a traditional success story. He dedicated his life to keeping others from experiencing what he did and he is a special kind of hero.

Brea lost the love of her life – or so she thought. Hints of Brea’s past are given in Unblocked, but I was beyond thrilled to hear her entire storyline! She is such an amazing person and very real. I found myself making a deep connection with her because she reminds me so much of a close friend. 

I can pretty well guarantee you have never read a story quite like this one and you will not be sorry you picked it up!


B&N: Coming soon




Marni Mann