Commercial of Wholesomeness

Today I saw for the first time this new commercial from the Honeymaid people. My first thought was “It’s about time” and my second thought was ” I can’t wait for this to be unnoticeable.”

This commercial shows families and love but the interesting thing that I can’t wait until it becomes commonplace is that one family is gay, one is biracial, one is traditional and one is unusual in that they are a rock and roll tattooed type of family.

Now here’s the thing, I don’t care what types of people your family is made up of there are going to be ups and downs, moments of laughter and moments of tears. No family is perfect though I know a few that seem close to it. These can be families of all sorts. The thing is though, no matter what happens within your family in good times or bad they are your family and you love them and that is what matters.

To me this commercial says all of that and I say kudos to you Honeymaid Grahams people. Thanks you form making my S’Mores and the world a little sweeter.

One Hot Read

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Lustful Craving by Paloma Beck is a great Erotic Romance read. With sex scenes that are so much steamier than 50 Shades I would not recommend taking this book to work with you. It is however a short easy read perfect for vacation or the beach.

There were a couple of bumps in the flow and a little bit of repetitiveness but not as much as several books I’ve read recently.

It is the story of Seven Sisters who have magical powers and are destined to be the life mates of the Valendite. Layla is the youngest of the sisters and is wary of being mated to Madden, who is one of the strongest of the Valendite. As a reader and writer of romance novels she would rather fall in True Love then to be forced into an arranged marriage of sorts.

Overall I really enjoyed this story and look forward to learning more about these two groups of people. Most of the writing flowed well and the sex scenes where blush inducing. It is a story similar to The Blackdagger Brotherhood by JR Ward, The Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton, the Drake Sisters series by Christine Feehan or the Wing Slayer Hunters by Jennifer Lyon.

I give this 4 out of 5 Reads. If it was a little less repetitive and flowed a little more smoothly it would have been 5 out of 5.

What is Blue Gold And What Does It Cost?

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Blue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart is the compelling story of three very different girls living in three vastly different areas of the world but more importantly how much alike they are.

A young girl living in North America takes a compromising picture of herself for her boyfriend and then they break up. She loses her phone and asks her Dad, who works for the company that makes the phones for a new one. He says he won’t just buy her one, she has to learn to be more responsible but maybe for her birthday.

A young girl living in Africa and working at a clinic in a refuge camp befriends one of the doctors there. This young lady is dealing with the horrors of being raped, her father’s death and being displaced from her home. On top of that the leader of the local gang has taken an interest in her putting her life and those she cares about at risk. All because of a mineral that is highly sought after for producing electronic gadgets like tablets and smart phones.

A young girl living in rural china moves to the city with her cousin to work at a factory that makes cell phones. She is lured there by the promise of money (she can send some home to help her parents) and her cousins description of the fun they can have. Unfortunately all is not what it seems. The workers are forced to work long hours and have little freedom.

Blue Gold brings to the light the true cost of the modern conveniences that many Westerners take for granted. This is the kind of story I can see teachers using, no make that the kind of story teachers SHOULD be using in their classrooms.

The story unfolds following each girl through the hardships they face, the roles they play within their family and community, and the changes they male in their lives because of those difficulties. It shows how one person can make a difference and how strong an individual can be.

I give this 4 out of 5 reads.