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Giveaways 7/31

Short list due to so many ending at midnight:

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A Lime to Kill: Summer Prescott

‘A Lime to Kill’ is the first book in ‘A Key Lime Culinary Cozy’ mystery series.

Marilyn loves Key Lime pie so much that she’s built her business around it. Divorcee & single mom to Tiara, she opened SubLime Sweets to provide a nice existence. So far, it has been a dream. Steps from the beach & surrounded by desserts, she’s quite content with her life. As a small business owner, she’s become accustomed to a regular stream of usual customers & has done the majority of the work herself. However, when Tiara begins bookkeeping for the business, she is astounded at just how popular Marilyn’s business has become.

In fact, Marilyn is able to add a helping hand in the form of baker, Susan. With additional hands in the kitchen, Marilyn & Tiara are able to spend more time in the front of the store. This explains how Tiara was present when one of their favorite regular customers, Fergus, collapses just outside the store. He been fine a minute before. Investigating Detective Cortland of the Key West P.D. determines that Fergus was poisoned. Unfortunately for Tiara & Marilyn, toxicology points the finger at their signature dessert.

Baking will have to take a backseat as Marilyn works frantically to clear her daughter & herself of any wrongdoing. Who used her lime to kill & why Fergus?

Summer Prescott’s introduction to her series accomplishes . Readers are filled in on the relationship between Marilyn& her college-aged daughter. Business aspects are quickly discussed without too much unnecessary detail while there’s clarity on the store’s mission & popularity. Fergus is efficiently introduced as is new baker, Susan. Additional characters are added without clouding the plot. I love a good mother-daughter team & these two are no exception.

For a short novel in true Cozy Mystery fashion, ‘Lime’ is a great read with enough detail to understand the murder mystery aspect, but yet has enough character mix to give readers pause to figure it out. I will be reading more of the series & hopefully it will maintain its quality.

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Ergo Chef Christmas In July Giveaway

Start Time/Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 7/29/15

End Time/Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 8/18/15

Kit 2 – 15pc. Pro Series & PRODIGY Combo Kit

15pc. Combo knife kit includes both Pro-Series Forged & PRODIGY Stamped knives for all your cutting tasks.

(MFRP $410.00)

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Ergo Chef Christmas In July Giveaway

1 – Winner

Holiday Contest and Sweeps is honored to team up with one of my great sponsors Ergo Chef to bring you a terrific giveaway called the”Christmas In July” Giveaway.The winner will  receive a 15 Piece Prodigy and Pro Series Set of Cutlery that is second to none when it comes to quality and craftsmanship.

This 15pc. knife Kit includes the following highly rated Pro-Series Forged Knives – 8″ Chef knife with hollow grounds and a 5.5″ Medium Flex Boning knife. The stamped knives include the PRODIGY Series 8″ Offset Bread knife, & 4″ Paring knife both with TPR non-slip grip handles and full tang inside handle for a professional balanced feel & durability. All knives are ground to 18 degree edges and heat treated for long edge life. Kit also includes 10″ Diamond Sharpener, 9″ Duo Tongs great for a flat top or stove top grill. Melon Baller, Peeler & Zester, a 1″ Dial Meat Thermometer, edge guards for the knives and a 13 pocket hard panel bag & shoulder strap, with inside zipper cover to safely contain all the knives while in transit. 

This amazing collection of knives, knife guards, kitchen tools, knife sharpener and a large 13 pocket panel bag. ($410.00) Click here to read review.

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Book Spotlight: Overcoming Anxiety: David Berndt, PhD

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Overcoming Anxiety

By David Berndt, PhD

Genre: Mental Health, Self-help

Book Blurb

The good news is that anxiety can be overcome without relying on medication. Psychologist David Berndt, Ph.D., in Overcoming Anxiety outlines several self-help methods for relief for anxiety and worry. In clear simple language and a conversational style. Dr. Berndt shares with the reader powerful step by step proven techniques for anxiety management.

You will learn:

•A Self-hypnosis grounding technique in the Ericksonian tradition.

•Box Breathing, Seven Eleven and similar breathing techniques for anxiety relief.

•How to stop or interrupt toxic thoughts that keep you locked in anxiety.

•How to harness and utilize your worries, so they work for you.

•Relief from anxiety through desensitization and exposure therapy.

Designed to be used alone as self-help or in conjunction with professional treatment Dr. Berndt draws upon his experience as a clinician and academic researcher to give accessible help to the reader who wants to understand and manage their anxiety.

Author Bio

David J. Berndt, Ph.D. was an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago where he published or presented over 80 papers and articles before establishing a private practice. Dr Berndt currently lives in Charleston, S.C. where he also teaches in an adjunct capacity at the College of Charleston. He is best known for his psychological tests TheMultiscore Depression Inventory, and the Multiscore Depression Inventory for Children, both from Western Psychological Services. He also contributes to several psychology websites including

Praise for Dr. Berndt’s work:

About Overcoming Anxiety

“Dr. Berndt is a creative and forward-thinking psychologist who has contributed to advancing psychology both with his research and clinical practice. He has helped countless patients with their depression and anxiety, and his conversational and accessible style of writing makes Overcoming Anxiety a book you would want for your top shelf.

– Charles Kaiser, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the College of Charleston