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Giveaway: Jack Absolute by C. C. Humphreys

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 23, 2013
Posted in My Past Giveaways  | 9 Comments

Thanks to Liz Kelsch of Sourcebooks, I am giving away one copy of Jack Absolute.


Book Description:


It’s 1777 when Captain Jack Absolute becomes a sensation throughout London. This news comes as a shock to the real Jack Absolute when he arrives in England after four months at sea. But there’s little time for outrage before he finds himself dueling for his life. Right when he thinks he’s finally won, he is forced to flee London by the quickest means possible, becoming a spy in the American Revolution.


From the streets of London, to the pivotal battle of Saratoga, to a hunt for a double agent in Philadelphia, Jack Absolute marks the exhilarating beginning of an epic historical series and a character you won’t soon forget.


About C.C. Humphreys:


C.C. Humphreys is a novelist, fight choreographer, and actor who played Jack Absolute in The Rivals for a six-month run in London in the mid-1980s. When he became a full-time writer a decade ago, he decided to transform his leading man into a title character. Humphreys has written seven historical fiction novels including The French Executioner, which was runner-up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002. The Jack Absolute series will feature three books: Jack AbsoluteThe Blooding of Jack Absolute, and Absolute Honour.
  

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Days Inn at 9100 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, Wa

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 21, 2013
Posted in Product Reviews and GiveawaysSeattle WATravel  | 8 Comments

We found this motel on Hotwire.com and have gotten good deals and comfortable, clean Hotel rooms in the past through them.  The disadvantage is that you have to pay when you book and there are no refunds.

That said, when we drove to the motel, we were surprised to see it was a motel and not a hotel.  Hotwire said 2 star hotel.  The gentleman at the front desk who checked us in was quit nice.  He also gave us a room that was farthest from the busy street it was on.  It’s a small place, so we could still hear the traffic.

This is a alleged 2 star hotel, so we weren’t expecting the Ritz.

The walls are paper thin and we could hear everything.  The hot water tap for the sink only was not even lukewarm, it was just as cold as the cold tap.  The wwii fi was so slow,we ended up going to Starbucks to use my laptop and tablet..  The place was gungy looking and you could feel the springs in the mattress.   The entire bed bounced and jiggled when either one of us so much as moved a muscle.  Over all, a poor excuse for a motel.  I would give it no stars if the was an option!

To be fair, I need to say what was good about it.  The price, $50 and the best part about it, leaving!!!!  If we hadn’t pre-booked the room with Hotwire and could have gotten a refund we would have left and found something better, perhaps a real 2 star or 3 star place.

Verdict: Pay more, do not stay there!  Avoid it at all costs!
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Restaurant Review: Plum Bistro in Seattle, WA

Posted by Teddyrose@1 on April 21, 2013
Posted in Seattle WAVegan Restaurants  | 4 Comments

We were in Seattle for a couple days and as always, scouted out vegan restaurants on the web before going.  The one we were most looking forward to was Plum Bistro and it did not disappoint!  Our waiter, Will was very attentive.  We arrived early, because they don’t take reservations for less than 6 people. 

 It was still Happy Hour, so we got a 12oz. beer for $5.  Coming from Canada, that is a bargain.  The prices are a bit on the high side for the mains but the meal was so good.  My husband and I are middle aged, so appetites aren’t what they use to be, so we often split meals.  We had the ravioli, stuffed with vegan ricotta.  That was the best vegan ricotta and ravioli we have ever had! 

I have to say I expected more than 4 ravioli total but they were big.  I would have preferred 6 for three each but know 4 would have been too many for me. Especially since I asked to see the desert menu first, my habit.  So with room for desert, we shared the chocolate hazelnut beignets.  To say that was the best chocolate desert I ever had, is an understatement!  It actually brought tears to my eyes!

Thanks to Will and Plum for the memorable meal we will be back!

The food and service was 5 star but because of the pricing, I took a star off.  We didn’t expect it to be cheap but the portions should either be a bit bigger or the pasta should be under $20.


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