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Book Review: RUSH, Carolina Bad Boys 5 by Rie Warren

After the adrenaline-pumping “Bad Boys of X-Ops” last summer, Rie Warren is back early autumn with “Rush,” the fifth book in the Carolina Bad Boys series. Rivaling the “Bad Boys of X-Ops” for being high-octane, Rush is a thrilling ride from beginning to end. The story of Maxwell …

Book Review: The Deadbringer by E.M. Markoff

Book 1 of The Ellderet Series, The Deadbringer brings you to a whirlwind of world building and a new magic system that there are times when you can’t turn the pages fast enough. It started slow for me. I thought it was just another sci-fi/fantasy novel geared towards …

ANOTHER GIRL ANOTHER PLANET Now in Book Shelves

ANOTHER GIRL ANOTHER PLANET Photography by Valerie Phillips Text by Arvida Bystr.m Rizzoli New York / $35.00 U.S. / ISBN: 978-0-8478-4897-3 / September 2016 Paperback / 8” x 10” / 208 pages / 200 color photographs Another Girl Another Planet is the first comprehensive compilation of Valerie Phillips’ …

Book Review: The Untouchable Earl by Amy Sandas

If you are a fan of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” then you will love “The Untouchable Earl .” Set in the Regency Period with all the restrictions of polite society intact and at work, leading a double life can be daunting. Still, titular character Avenell Slade, the Earl …

See the light: Get the real facts about LED bulbs

Light-emitting diode (LED) light bulbs have transformed home lighting since coming on the market. Despite proven benefits that far outweigh older lighting options, like incandescent and compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs, many people remain hesitant to make the switch. It’s time to finally dispel some common LED myths …

Fall entertaining forecast: cozy, comfortable and outdoors

Whether an afternoon tailgating before the big game or a fun-filled evening under the dazzling autumn stars, the forecast for this season’s entertaining is trending toward cozy, comfortable and outdoors. “I think the big lifestyle shift right now is toward eating out less and entertaining more at home, …

Book Review: In Safe Hands by Katie Ruggle

The final installment of the Rocky Mountains Search & Rescue series, “In Safe Hands” keeps you at the edge of your seat. Like the first four books, “In Safe Hands ” is a romantic thriller. What makes this different from the others is that you cannot scan it. …

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Kiwifruit

When it comes to fruit, kiwis are often overlooked. But that’s a shame, because these tiny orbs pack big nutritional, culinary and palate-pleasing surprises. Here are seven little-known facts about kiwifruit: 1. There’s no need to peel kiwifruit. Kiwifruit is the perfect portable snack because it is easy …