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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Blog All About It: Favorite Scents


Here we are again, waiting to the very last moment to get my Blog All About It post, well this month is all about favorite scents. Hmmm, what are my favorite scents:

Guardian of Darkness by Katie Reus (Review)

I have enjoyed the Darkness books. They have been interesting. I know it shouldn't surprise me, but Katie seem to every time. At first I thought this was going to be the end of the series, to find another door open. A lot happens into Guardian of Darkness that leaves me to believe there will be more. SERIOUSLY, a lot happens. We actually see why Gabriel backs away from Vega, and why he was willing to sacrifice his happiness to ensure Vega survives. However, fate is a fickle creature and decides to take things into her own hands.

Anyway, I had a hard time getting into the story at first. I like both Gabe and Vega, but I couldn't jump into the book. However, once the story started to move along I couldn't stop reading. I mean things were popping up that I wasn't expected. I also found things that leads me to believe that the series going on, which I would be so excited to see.

Overall, I enjoyed Guardian of Darkness, it's a great addition to the Darkness books. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Copy provided by the author

Rating:
4 Stars

Friday, March 23, 2018

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt: Ride Dirty by Laura Kaye


From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!


About RIDE DIRTY:

Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.

But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.

Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.

But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.

My Thoughts:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fearless by Carly Phillips (Review)

Sometimes authors take a chance to write something out of their comfort zones, all because the story won't leave them alone. So, we have Fearless. Fearless is about a young woman who is just living her life. She tries not to make waves, she just living. However, life usually throws a wrench in the way, and we have to decide if we continue on the current course or take a chance. This is what we find with Halley Ward in Fearless.

We see Halley going through the motions of life, and not really living until Kane Harmon comes to her rescue. Kane kind of plants himself into Halley's life. He sees someone is yearning to break free, but not sure how to help. Halley doesn't realize she wants to break free from the monotony of life. However, she's holding back, because her past. Honestly, I wish Carly went into a little more in depth of Halley's past, because I probably would have been a little more sympathetic to her fear of being in a relationship. So, there were times I was frustrated with her. I did like Kane and his willingness to stick it out for her.

Yes, there ups and downs in this story. One of the downs almost breaks them apart for good. However, Fearless is a good story. It's a little different from Carly's usual books, but it's a good. I like how they can overcome past to get to happy ending. Overall, I liked Fearless. A fairly strong story, and I wish there was a little more depth with Halley's background, but overall good. I like how Carly went out of her comfort zone, and took on a challenge of something a little more different. A good read.

Copy provided by author via RockStar PR

Rating:
3 1/2 Stars

Friday, March 16, 2018

Audiobook Review: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

I finally finished listening to the Jane Jameson books. Let me tell you it has been a fun ride. Yes, I have listen to these characters about a couple of times each, and they are still hilarious. So, we draw a close with Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors. In this book we find Jane forced to turn Jamie. Now she's trying to raise a teenage vampire, plan a wedding, and figure out who's trying to harm her and Gabe. The girl can't cut a break.

Anyway, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors was a fun read. I don't know where to go with my thoughts on this story, because a lot happens. We watch Jane become a sire and she has to find balance between siring and her relationship with Gabe. We have some psycho trying to harm Gabe. It wouldn't be a Jane book without the craziness that happens in her life. I thought it was pretty fun when Jamie tries to hit on Jane after he wakes up. However, there's so much more going on into the story. We also get to meet Iris Scanlon, which helps us introduce us to Half-Moon Hollow books.

Overall, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors gives us nice closure on Jane's portion of life. I mean there is so much going on in Half-Moon Hallow that it's going to be a blast to revisit, and listen/read to all the antics. Amanda Ronconi does an amazing job with all the Jane Jameson books. She's one of my top narrators. So, if you are in need of a read, you might want to check out the Jane Jameson books. You are going to need to start with the first book, otherwise you won't get the full effect of Jane's life.

Rating:
5 Stars

Friday, March 2, 2018

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan


Baby Daddy 
Kendall Ryan
February 27, 2018


A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan.

We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.

I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?

At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.

After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.

But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.

This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making ! Enjoy.

My Review: