Blog Tour for “The Make-ahead Kitchen”- cookbook

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What the books about: Skip the hassle of last-minute meals and leftovers and replace them with simple, healthy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare make-ahead dishes! Your family will love these comfortable meals, new favorites, cozy drinks, and tantalizing desserts–all of them prepared ahead of time so you don’t have to worry! Enjoy simple, soul-filling foods without the chaos of preparing them at the last minute.

My review: I was given a copy of “The Make-ahead Kitchen” by Annalise Thomas in exchange for an honest review. I love cookbooks and was thrilled to get a copy of this one. Recently I have been doing some freezer meals and trying to save some prep and cooking time. This cookbook fit the bill. Though it isn’t all freezer meals that you put in a bag and pull out later, there are recipes that freeze well, some you make the night before, and some that are just plain time saving. The recipes are easy to follow, the ingredients are normal pantry items, and the pictures are enticing. The author gives her tricks of the trade and even explains her measuring methods.

About the Author: With 4 kids, a large extended family, and a passion for feeding others, Annalise is no stranger to finding ways to simplify life in the kitchen. There is nothing that makes her happier than hearing from someone who was once intimidated in the kitchen “I made this! It was great, and now I’m feeling more confident in trying more homemade recipes!”

Annalise spends her time in the kitchen and exploring the beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington, where she lives, with her family. If you want to find her, look in her kitchen, or at one of the many beautiful beaches nearby watching her children play and combing for beach glass!

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Blog Tour for “The Time Key”


About the book:
A simple act of kindness hands Stanley the ability to time travel. But to fully understand this power, he needs to find a mystical seer a hundred years in the future!

My Review: I loved this book. It was a touching story of one mans search for redemption. The characters are fleshed out and the story is well written. There is the whole time traveling aspect, as well as some characters from other dimensions, some are sweet and others are not. I give it five stars. There is no swearing or sexual content, there is some mild violence. Suited for teens and up. I will be looking for more from this author. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

About the Author:
Melanie Bateman was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and moved to the United States at age nine. She has an associate’s degree in fine art from Utah Valley University, emphasizing in illustration. From a very young age she’s had a passion for drawing, specifically nature and the human figure. It is from this creative look on the world that she began to write stories.

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Two New Books



I have recently released two new Devotionals. “Higher Up” will be the last of the “Walking With God” series. “Look Up” is a short 21 day devotional to get your focus back on God. They are both available on Amazon, paperback and kindle version. “Higher Up” is also available on smashwords in every possible digital version available. Of course if you would like a signed copy, just let me know.

Higher Up Paperback

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Look Up Paperback

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Not currently available on smashwords