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#FREE Books I Snagged Today

Grab these for free for your Kindle before the price changes because we all know they will, so make sure you double check before you buy. wrecking her car and waking in hospital with amnesia, fledgling reporter Grace Morgan has no idea why she’d been in the process of leaving the husband she loves so dearly. Her husband, Police Detective Ray (Razor) Morgan tells her she was leaving him for another man, but that just can’t be so. Can it? She’s determined to remember, even if it kills her. And it just might. When bullets start to fly, Ray is forced to take the wife he believes faithless on the lam until they can figure out who is trying to kill them. wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she’s dealing with now. Still, she’s trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island’s most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella’s list of recommended photographers–a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn’t count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.

With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller. WEEKLY REVIEW: Turner is back and better than ever in this comedic sequel to This Little Piggy Went to the Liquor Store, as reliably honest and zany storytelling conveys both joys and trials of parenthood. Turner, an Idaho mother raising two young daughters, has an opinion on everything, including buffets (they bear responsibility for “what’s wrong with this country”); writers’ retreats and how to measure the quality of someone’s writing by how much he or she talks about it (“excessive babbling” is an “attempt to compensate for crippling insecurity”); and a parenting technique she calls “Willful Denial of Fact.” Vignettes range from botched chemical peels, her children’s Mandarin classes, endeavors to use a Slip ‘n Slide, and six months in Mexico with the in-laws. Readers will be pleased to see familiar characters reprise their roles from Turner’s first book, such as brother-in-law Virgil, who tells everyone that Turner’s father is Dean Koontz, “the guy who wrote The Shining.” Turner’s unapologetic confessional is easy to relate to, and she succeeds in finding humor and entertainment in even the most mundane trials of motherhood For her husband’s high school sweetheart he hasn’t seen in twenty years? Roberta Jones Spivey isn’t going to lay down for that. Instead, she reinvents herself and the new Bobbie Jones—new haircut, new name, new attitude—follows her soon-to-be ex to the small Northern California town of Cottonmouth.

What better way to show him—and his sweetheart—what he’s missing in the brand new Bobbie Jones than taking up with the town’s local bad boy—who’s also reputed to be a serial killer. Nick Angel is devilishly handsome and sexy as all get-out. In a word, perfect.

It’s all going exactly according to plan…until a real murder rocks the little town of Cottonmouth. Of course, Nick didn’t do it…did he?

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Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive by Kerri Pomarolli {Book Review}

My rating: 5 of 5 stars A companion piece for not just the movie but the book itself, “Mom’s Night out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions to Help You Survive”, is a down to earth, life is messy devotional that cuts it right to the heart. Sharing the misadventures of mommy hood and how…

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New pet client signals further insurance inroads for Aquarium

(PRWEB UK) 9 June 2014

Anglo-American technology innovators, Aquarium Software, have signalled their determination to build on the early successes of 2014, by announcing another new UK client. West Yorkshire?s NCI has joined the Aquarium stable of top insurance brands, as it becomes the latest to take advantage of Aquarium?s intimate understanding of the technology needs of the global pet insurance sector.

Based in Harrogate, NCI began life offering motorcycle roadside assistance to insurance policies, but quickly moved into other vehicle rescue services. Having joined the growing pack moving into pet insurance, NCI realised they needed a software solution both innovative and flexible, capable of accommodating their expansion plans, while not losing sight of the importance they have always attached to a positive customer journey. A brief tailor made for Aquarium?s skills.

“When we heard what NCI needed, we simply called and said we already had the perfect solution for them,” said Mark Colonnese, Aquarium Sales and Marketing Director. ?The NCI board agreed to meet with us and after a series of discussions, quickly saw how the key elements of the Aquarium pet platform would work for them. We then went to the next stage and tailored the software to their individual needs and this – plus our deep understanding of the pet insurance industry in the UK and worldwide – were the prime factors in securing the business.?

Much of Aquarium?s work to date has focused on the importance of the customer journey and enabling insurers to extract compelling management information (MI) that was previously unimaginable. It is this understanding of the emotional connection between ?pet and parent?, so important to customers, that convinced NCI that Aquarium was the partner they needed for the successful development of their latest venture.

“Aquarium had the right levels of enthusiasm, skills and experience that made their software and presentation a compelling demonstration that we could not ignore,” said NCI Group IT Director Craig Astbury. “We were about to commit a substantial amount of money to a new bespoke development with a third party. When Aquarium arrived at our offices and spoke about up low transactional costs, unlimited users, and the ability to cope with as much new business as we could throw at it. In the end, given Aquarium’s work with the biggest names in the business, it became an easy decision to make.”

Aquarium has a proven track record of success with Capita, BDML, Markerstudy and Pets Plus Us, so NCI knew Aquarium could deliver on their technical promises. NCI were also keen to take advantage of next generation software solutions which are designed to guide the “pet parent” through the policy administration and often emotional claims process.

“As a business, it wasn’t practical, cost effective or indeed necessary to acquire all new hardware and software so we needed something that would dovetail with our existing systems seamlessly. The fact Aquarium needed little overhead on our existing IT infrastructure was important,” added Craig. “Aquarium also delivered immediate deployment without any disruption to our business, which was also an important consideration for us, and more importantly, our customers.”

Many companies have struggled to get to grips with pet insurance market and to make it profitable. Aquarium however provides the tools from underwriting and policy admin through to claims that helps insurers and affinity partners turn a healthy profit in a market that is still only 20% penetrated.

“It’s a fact that some insurance providers have been put off, which is a shame when the path to profitability is not insurmountable with the right approach and software,” added Mark. “Pet insurance has been treated as a bit of a pet project by some, when what this market sector requires is the same robust approach and respect given to other more traditional personal lines insurance categories. We were able to show NCI how our software has made game changing improvements to the profitability of the pet market following our sustained success in helping to price and underwrite successfully and at the same time combat fraud and reduce claims leakage.”

With a track record developing systems for UK insurers such as Markerstudy and Americas based insurers such as RSA (Canada’s) Pets Plus Us, Aquarium offers a bespoke, cost-effective service that can be tailored to meet the specific demands of each insurance sector and insurance company. Using its very own brand of cloud technology – driven by “management by exception” and a transactional deployment model – clients are rewarded not only with a reduced cost base, but with the added benefits of unprecedented MI and a vastly-improved customer journey.

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Mom’s Night Out by Tricia Goyer {Book Review}

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’m one of the “few” moms that haven’t had a chance to see “Mom’s Night Out” so I was excited about the opportunity to read and review the novelization of the movie. Initially, I found myself trying to be as partial as possible, while reading the book and not…

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Mmm… dill tartar sauce makes this fish sammich special

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Mmm… dill tartar sauce makes this fish sammich special

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Holby City Star Jules Knight Adopts Rescue Dog

Television viewers in the UK may know him as Doctor Harry Tressler in the medical drama Holby City, but since February actor Jules Knight has been playing the real life role of a foster pet parent to…

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Greenies Review

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I Need Some Help Here!: Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan by Kathi Lipp {Book Review}

I Need Some Help Here!: Hope for When Your Kids Don’t Go According to Plan by Kathi Lipp My rating: 3 of 5 stars “One of the most powerful sentences in the English language is “Me too!” It helps us discover who our people are. You move from sympathy to empathy when you hear that…

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This Bonehead Dumped His Dog at a Shelter and Ran — Twice!

Sometimes here at Bonhead HQ we get a bonehead who whose actions toward a dog truly baffle us. Colorado resident Daniel Sohn is one of those people. For his contributions to the harm of a dog he adopted and promised to treat well, he’s been cited for animal cruelty and neglect, according to Denver Animal Control. He’s due in court July 2. 

This is what authorities believe he did. Buckle up. A week ago, Sohn took his dog back to the shelter he got him from in October of last year, because he wanted to give the dog back. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes dogs don’t work out. But there is something wrong with Sohn, because when he was presented with the paperwork he had to complete in order to surrender his dog, he turned heel and ran out of the building. 

His dog, named Bronson, ran after him. 

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Later, he said to 7NEWS reporter Molly Hendrickson, "Well, I didn't ditch him. I actually dropped my dog off at the shelter where I did pick him up at. I actually gave my dog a choice if he wanted to be with me or possibly find an owner he might feel better with."

Come again? Forget about it -- let's go back to the scene, with Sohn running out of the shelter with his dog running after him. Sohn got in his car and took off. His dog followed, running after the car. Here's what that looked like, thanks to a someone who snapped a picture of the heartbreaking scene: 

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Next, witnesses say Sohn hit his dog with his car. This is what he said later about the incident to 7NEWS: "I didn't accidentally hit him. He jumped in front of my car but I felt he was triggered to do so as if, like, he was a mechanism of the surrounding people."

Got that? His dog was a mechanism of the surrounding people. It's gets even weirder. After he let the dog back in his car, he returned to the shelter for the second time to drop off the dog, but again he bolted out before filling out the paperwork. 

And again, his dog ran after him. 

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So, what ultimately happened to Bronson? Sohn told 7NEWS that he drove to Los Angeles with the dog --  Sohn lives in Colorado, remember -- and the dog jumped out of the car at a gas station in Beverly Hills.

Where he vanished. Bronson disappeared into the streets and has not been found. 

Talking to 7NEWS, Sohn appeared blithely unconcerned about the fate of his dog.

"He's a stray and some dogs just stray, and he's probably onto the next owner," he said. "Is he still alive? I’m sure he is."

Sohn is due in court July 2, and officials are asking people who might know the the location of the dog to call Denver Animal Control at (720) 337-1800. Let's hope Bronson is found, and that those charges of animal cruelty and neglect stick. 


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