Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Royal Gift Box Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Dating The Prince, we're running another  #royal giveaway thanks to RABT and it's time to unveil the goodies! More than a few were flown in from England.

The Royal Gift Box contains one of each:




Buckingham Palace G.E. Tin Plate


velvet buckingham palace pencil

Royal Chocolate Bar
$25.00 Amazon Gift Card

Enter to win!
Hope you're as excited as we are about the upcoming royal wedding as well as the release of Dating The Prince (a parody about the royal hook-up!)
Available on Amazon through Kindle Unlimited 

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Review: The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I re-enjoyed this dystopian tale. CLAIRE DANES narrates audio format & W O W ! For high-schoolers wondering what to read this summer or anyone who wants a page-turner that exercises the neurons, do yourself a favor and grab The Handmaid’s Tale. Set in the future, when the 'Sons of Jacob' annihilates the US government. The story opens and we land in a totalitarian theonomy that reduces women's status by eradicating their financial independence. Told by Offred (not her real name). She's a handmaiden, a birthing machine, self-described as a 'womb with two legs.' Offred is indoctrinated by the 'Aunts' (another of the societal positions available to women) but then obliterates that very system when we learn how she's exploited by the Commander... head of the Gilead regime running the country.

We see behind the scenes of what takes place on the surface as Offred goes through her day as a handmaiden that includes trying to produce an heir or offspring (third time, last strike or else). Serena Joy the Commander's wife (previously a televangelist) is stripped of her power but not her pride or self-righteous anger. She dangles intel about Offred's daughter to motivate the handmaiden as suicides rise and public hangings occur.

Not only do I recommend the author, Margaret Atwood, whom I had the pleasure of hearing speak in Nashville a couple of years back, but her chilling haunting tale of what could transpire (if a fanatical religious regime takes over when the US goes bunk after decimating the environment) gives each reader much to ponder. In this audio format version, Ms. Danes adds so much to The Handmaiden’s Tale, it becomes nearly impossible to put it down (seriously!!!). Absolutely adored and listened to, great choice for summer road trips, beach reads, or a story to report upon.

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