A Must Do Family Activity in Topsail Beach NC: Ecological Marine Adventures

We just returned from our most recent vacation from Topsail Island, NC.  This is one of our fave vacation spots for lots of reasons.  We did a lot of things on this trip that we couldn’t fit into our schedule last trip.

Ecological Marine Adventures let’s you connect with the marine life in a new way.  They offer everything from 1 hour ghost crap hunts to week long summer camps and homeschool opportunities.  They even do parties.

We went to Topsail May 21 – 28.  When we looked on the site we did not see any ghost crab hunts available to schedule. When I visited their facebook page they had an update about someone finding a ghost crab. I decided to message them to see if they have any ghost crab hunts available. I figured it couldn’t hurt to ask?  They were so nice and accommodating.  They opened up a date for us.  I booked it for my family immediately.

When the day came there ended up being two other families with us. The other families were so much fun and all the kids had a good time.  Our instructor educated us on ghost crabs, their evolution, and other interesting facts. They provide all the equipment you need for the ghost crab hunt.  All the kids had a chance to collect at least one crab but most caught multiple crabs.

Everyone from my 5 yr old to my 14 year old son had a good time.  Our group caught 42 crabs. Our instructor told us that the record was 44 but we set the bar for this year.   When my daughter caught her first crab she was so excited she started running in place and clapping her hands.

This activity is educational, it’s an active activity, and it’s fun for families.  If you’re wonder yes it was catch and release.  They were collected in a bucket and counted then released at the end of the hunt.  They also have surf and stand up paddle board classes, half day camps, and whole day camps .  They even host free classes on Tuesdays.

Check out Ecological Marine Adventures facebook page for updates on free classes and to see pictures from their classes.

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The Lazarus Continuum Book Tour & Giveaway


Lazarus Continuum
Resurrection Chronicles Book 2
Ken Fry
Mystery, Supernatural Thriller, Religious Fantasy
age-old secret must be kept safe…
the next successor is chosen.
much awaited sequel to Amazon UK’s #1 bestselling Religious Mystery
since July 2017, and multi-award winning novel, The Lazarus
Succession, is coming very soon. Now available for Pre-Order!

been seventeen years since Father Baez, formerly Broderick Ladro,
entered the monastery to fulfill his legacy, turning his back on all
earthly affairs. His strange visions and doubts have steadily
increased through the years and he goes on a desert retreat to make
sense of it all.

painting, The Raising of Lazarus, is endowed with the power to heal.
A secret that must be guarded, as it has been since the first was
painted thousands of years ago by Annas Zevi who witnessed the
miraculous event. 
senses that a new artist is being summoned. But who?
Ulla’s daughter, the daughter Brodie has never seen or met, is
experiencing the same visions. An unknown hand seems determined that
father and daughter should meet.
a series of baffling revelations, the action moves across the USA,
UK, Spain, Israel and Cyprus. A pastor and an incredibly wealthy Las
Vegas casino owner knows the secret and are hell-bent on stealing the
miraculous painting for wealth and power. 
Brodie, his daughter, Martha, and their close friends, succeed in
keeping the Lazarus legacy alive and the succession unbroken, the
power to heal will fall on evil hands.
early and get a discounted copy of The Lazarus Continuum! 

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and multi-award-winning British author, Ken Fry, holds a university
Master’s Degree in Literature and has traveled around the world. The
places and events are reflected in his stories and most of his tales
are based on his own experiences.

has extensive knowledge of the Art world, which he acquired while
working as a Publisher in a major UK publishing house — a wholly
owned subsidiary of the HEARST Corp of the USA. In his thirteen years
with the company, he worked within the Fine Arts and Antiques
division of the organisation and controlled four major international

is now retired and devotes his full time to writing. He lives in the
UK and shares his home with ‘Dickens’ his Shetland Sheepdog. 

has published 10 mystery suspense thrillers to date: The Lazarus
Continuum, The Chronicles of Aveline, Disjointed Tales: A Collection
of Eccentric Short Stories, The Patmos Enigma, Red Ground, The
Lazarus Succession, Suicide Seeds, The Brodsky Affair, and 2 short
stories, Check Mate, and Is That You, Jim? (Free)

Patmos Enigma and The Lazarus Succession are Bestsellers in Christian
Fantasy, Religious Mystery, Religious Fiction and Biblical Fiction on
Amazon UK.

Ken Fry’s Circle of Readers and get free books and


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Vendetta Series Book Tour & Giveaway

Series Book 1
Desiree L Scott
Paranormal Romance
Vanessa Burns has survived a life of brutality and neglect. Being
kidnapped, drugged, and forced into an underground fighting ring is
just the beginning of one man’s sick and twisted obsession.



Kameron, the Alpha of the Crescent Ice Pack, suffering a similar
fate, wakes up to find his life is about to be irreparably changed by
the fierce she-wolf in the next cage. Can they put aside old
rivalries and the past and work together to not only survive andescape but to weather the storm of complications, revenge, and
betrayals waiting for them on the outside?



MA18+ for adult content.

Series Book 2
Calhoun is on the run, fueled by terror of the shadowy world she had
married into. Desperate to survive and nowhere to hide, Nikki turns
to the wolf shifter pack of her childhood but it’s hard for her to
trust anyone, even the people closest to her.



and bear-shifter Bret Axel receives a call from his cousin whomanages his Portland nightclub about suspicious activity. After
obtaining the approval of his Alpha, he travels to Portland. Two
nights later, screams of a woman shatter the silence of the dock and
with the help of his cousin, they save her from being killed.



twisted tale of hunter and prey, two worlds collide as Bret falls for
the human and then struggles to convince her that they are meant to
be together. It’s up to him and the Crescent Ice Pack to get to the
bottom of the brutal acts of one man. Will Nikki survive the wrath of
her estranged husband or will the murky world of Edward Calhoun
destroy her and any who try to help?


have been writing since I was sixteen years old and love to write
both horror and romantic suspense. I think there have been many
influences within my life that has set me on the path that I can not
help but walk. A few of those names consist of Karen Rose, Lisa
Gardener, Nora Roberts, Cynthia Eden, Catherine Anderson, Laura
Griffin, Andrea Kane, and Lisa Jackson, just to name a few. This list
by no means defines by own writing but they have indeed influenced my
desire to live outside of my own world and to create the thrill of my
dreams. I live on 40 + acres in the SHOW ME state with my six year
old daughter, with the wonderful addition of four dogs and a handful
of chickens. The weather is unpredictable, but the surrounding beauty
of the country helps my creativity as I sit on my top deck with my
laptop and coffee close by.

the tour HERE

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Exile of Angels Book Tour & Giveaway

From Grace
of Angels Book 1
Ron C. Nieto
Urban Fantasy
was meant to be a timeless prison. It’s not.



Black, former Archangel of Secret Knowledge, wants some peace of mind
after untold millennia locked up in Hell, but the guilt of inhabiting
a body that is not his own and of having left behind his brothers and
sisters still damned to solitary confinement eats him up inside.



sins are hard to cleanse.



thinks he can atone by doing the right thing—play the older brother
to his host body’s kin while upturning every secret buried in
Creation until he finds a way to free every single angel who fell—but
with every fact uncovered, he finds himself one step further from the
release he craves and one step closer to more chains that



the only way to be at peace with himself is to face a new war head


To Freedom
of Angels Book 2
am a demon possessing the body of the late Malik Sadik. 

the former Archangel of Truth now inhabits the body of coffeehouse
barista Malik Sadik. But Malik wasn’t a willing participant to this
possession, not like Henry Black. The human Henry Black willingly
gave over his body to the Archangel of Secret Knowledge. Malik, on
the other hand, was merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
still feel human. 
Malik still feels human. But he’s not human and a war is brewing.
When Hell threatens to unravel and its black hunger eats and corrupts
those Malik has learned to care about, he must make a choice between
what he knew as an angel and what he has begun to feel as a man.
what happens when Truth isn’t right?
C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her
secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with
her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it
was selfish to hoard them all for herself.



John knocked on a broom closet.
Okay, maybe it isn’t a broom closet, but it’s the same size as one.
“Come in,” Black called out.
John opened the door and they filed in. Like a joke from an old Marx Brothers
show. The tiny office didn’t have windows, and the desk inside was made of aluminum
and steel, one of those cheap things old men bought at Home Depot for their DIY
dreams. It had a laptop to one side and two piles of paper to the other. The top sheet of
each pile was covered in designs and diagrams, sketched in different colors. The pens
used were lined up, straight as a ruler, each pen a quarter of an inch apart. The whole
table spelled out “Spartan OCD,” and behind it sat Henry Black.
Albino. Certified genius. And former Archangel of Secret Knowledge.
Not a cop, even though he was currently running Detroit’s Fifth Police Precinct.
Black gestured for them to sit down. The small room had four chairs for visitors,
two in front of the desk and two lined up against the wall. All four of them were also
cheap Home Depot purchases, and the steel groaned when John plopped down. Malik
sat at the cop’s right, and Ed closed the door and hovered in front of it.
“Found anything yet?” John asked, nodding to the piles of paper.
Black smiled, the corners of his lips tucking up on one side, and he finished the
diagram he’d been working on before adding the sheet to one of his piles.
Green drawing. What did that mean? Damn, the man color codes too much.“Why don’t you tell me what you found?” he shot back, ignoring John’s
John grinned and relaxed. Black brushing him off didn’t bother him, or at least it
didn’t bother him as much as it pained Malik.
“Well,” he began, “you were right this time. We found one of those corrupted
people. A woman.” His smile lost its luster, the memory of the raid weighting on the
Black nodded. Damn smug bastard.
“Did you see anyone else? Any… ah, clue that might reveal an incident?” he
“Just the woman. And her babe. No one else, no signs of violence or anything.”
John stopped, hesitated. “You know, it would help a lot if you were more specific about
these ‘clues’ we’re meant to look for.”
“I do know,” Black said. Smug, smug bastard. He drummed his fingers on the
desk, playing a soft tune. His gaze slipped high for a moment, as if lost in thought, but
he didn’t look sad or sorry. We’ve just told him this damn incident of his touched a baby
and see if he cares. “Any anomaly?” he asked.
Nope. Nothing beyond the fact that we were dealing with Hell and possessed
humans, and somehow this has become our normal life.

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