Spotlight and Giveaway: Wind and Shadow by Tori L Ridgewood



About the book:

Tori L. Ridgewood’s new book Wind and Shadow: Book One of the Talbot Trilogy, published by Melange Books, was released on June 20, 2013.

After a series of misadventures including being accused of attempted murder in high school, Rayvin Woods, a photographer and natural witch, left her hometown of Talbot in Northeastern Ontario, hoping to start her life over and never return. Ten years later, circumstances force her back to face her past and her former crush Grant Michaels.

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The Sunday Post and Stacking the Shelves-November 3rd Edition


The Sunday Post is hosted by Kimba of The Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  This is a weekly meme where we can share news of the week and highlight new books received.

Ugh!  Had a very challenging week.  To get things kicked off, we got the unpleasant news that we need to purchase a new furnace.  The heat exchanger on our current unit is broken, and it’s not cost effective to replace it.  The furnace is 22 years old, and we’ve made it limp along for a few winters, but I’m really bummed that we finally have to make this expensive purchase.  Ouch.  I was referred to a furnace guy from a co-worker, and after I decide which features we absolutely have to have, I’ll give him the go ahead to replace the old furnace.  Space heaters are keeping things toasty for now, and I expect to have everything installed in the next week or two. Good thing it’s not supposed to get too cold before then. UGH!

I had an asthma check that was so bad I don’t even want to think about it.  Suffice it to say – the doctor’s office has some serious issues.  They forgot I was in the room waiting for a flu shot and the doctor to go over the test results with me.  He was stuck in the room next door with a very loud, very talkative patient who wouldn’t let him leave the room.  At least I was able to read, uninterrupted, for a while, but – REALLY?!

Friday I woke up to – no power! Again!  What a crappy start to the day.  Things have been very busy at work; I’m working on insurance renewals, month end, and still catching up from vacation.  Having to head off in the darkness, without a refreshing shower, pretty much ruined the whole day.  What was most annoying about it?  Only about 10 houses on the block didn’t have power.  Everyone else – business as usual!

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share new additions to our library.  Click here to learn more about it.

New Arrivals at the Café:

Thrown by Colette Auclair

Contagion by Tim Lebbon

The Time-Traveling Fashionista and Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile by Bianca Turetsky

A Breath of Frost by Alyxandra Harvey

Falling For Mr. Wrong by Inara Scott

Ice Forged by Gail Z Martin (This was a Daily Deal at Amazon)

Roman Holiday 1-Chained by Ruthie Knox

Fates by Lanie Bross

Asking for Trouble by Tessa Bailey

A great big thanks to the publishers for their continued support!

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