Friday, January 18, 2019

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY:  Welcome to Friday everyone , I really hope everyone is staying warm on this frigid cold day . Today we are going to review a new series by ...

WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY

 Welcome to Friday everyone , I really hope everyone is staying warm on this frigid cold day . Today we are going to review a new series by Rachel Rawlings . INK IT OVER  ( a Touch of Ink novel )


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Adeline Severance leads a dangerous, magical double life.


Tattoo artist by day and warding witch by night, Adeline uses magical inks, a tattoo machine, and the help of her best friend Lars to permanently imbue spells of protection onto her clients. Thanks to the Magistrate's greed and failure to protect its citizens, her services were in high demand.

But when Nicholas Marks walks through the door of her tattoo studio looking for an appointment, one of Adeline's wards isn't the only thing he's after. Forced into working for the Magistrate, he's been tasked with bringing her in.

With her cover story blown, Adeline has two choices: Run as far and as fast as she can, or stay and fight. Though she’s not ready to give up the only life she’s ever known, putting her trust in a traitor may end up being the worst decision she's ever made.

                      MY REVIEW 
     Welcome to SOMETHING TO INK ABOUT where Adeline works as a tattoo artist by day but when needed she does some very special tattooing . She is a warder a very special witch and very rare . Seeing as most of the warders have been killed by the Magistrate . things were going good until the day Nicholas walks into  the tattoo shop and her life. With her cover story blown out of the water she has two choices run or fight and if she fights can she trust the man that walked into her shop and is a traitor . 
  This is a new set of characters for this author and I must say Adeline is kick butt . She is sassy and no nonsense . She does kind of have a little bit of an anger issue that does come out through out the book . I love that she is a tattoo artist, cause really there aren't many books with female tattoo artists .They are usually men so Adeline is a nice refreshing read 
 Lars is oh lets just say he is all alpha male and Adeline's best friend . He takes care of her and is actually like the angel / devil on her shoulders . He keeps her safe and only wants what is best for her . But I think there is more to him that the author hasn't told us . He is sweet but really has an attitude some times . 
 Now lets talk Nicholas , I seriously don't trust this man at all . He just seems shady to me . He is the nephew to the Magistrate that is after Adeline so really do you know what side he is actually on . He may be tall and good looking but there is something about him that you just can't put your finger on . Is he really good or is he just playing Adeline . You decide . 
    This is a fun filled story that takes us on an adventure . The author has crafted a cool story that has wonderful characters and a really good story line.  There are witches and magic ,intrigue and a little bit of romance. I must say though it did take a bit for the story to get going . I felt like the first few chapters just a little slow . Once you hit chapter 4 it takes off and you are taken on an roller coaster ride . Over all I really liked the story and the characters . There is a cliff hanger at the end and I hope the second book comes out fast cause I really want to know what happens . So if you want a good witch story that has a kick butt tattoo artist this is the book for you .


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Good Wednesday all , hope everyone is staying warm and toasty with all this cold weather . This is a good time to crawl under a blanket an...

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

  Good Wednesday all , hope everyone is staying warm and toasty with all this cold weather . This is a good time to crawl under a blanket and grab a good book . Like THE ENCHANTED ONE ( a Fae worlds tale ) by Linda Thomas Sundstrom

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There are Dragons on the Emerald Isle...
An unexpected inheritance from a grandmother she has never known takes Teryn Clark to Ireland, where a land of Fae magic and shadows lies beyond a misty Veil, and a broody, shape-shifting neighbor is so much more than he seems.

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     What do you do when you get a unexpected inheritance from a grandmother that she never knew in Ireland . That's what has happened to Teryn Clark . When she realizes the land of the fae lie just beyond the veil. With a brooding neighbour who is more then she realizes . When she finds the land of the fae and falls for the hunky neighbour who is a dragon . Will they find their happily ever after . 
   The characters are sweet and well written. You get to meet fairies and elves  and some dark creatures also . Oh and there is a dragon shifter . Yes Aedan is a dragon shifter . He kind a makes me want my own dragon . All the characters in the book are very well written and complex . Teryn and Aedan are such great characters . They are good on their own and really great together . 
    This book is a great read for an afternoon, wrapped up in a quilt with a cup of tea . The author paints a magical picture of what the land of the fae would be like .  There is adventure , some danger and of course romance . It has all the charms for a great afternoon read . The author takes us on an adventure and I hope that the author makes a series with these characters .  So check it out for a great afternoon read . 

Monday, January 14, 2019

Books to curl up with: HAPPY MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY MONDAY ALL:  Good Monday all today we are going to review a new author to me L.J Shen and her book THE KISS THIEF .                             BOOK B...

HAPPY MONDAY ALL

 Good Monday all today we are going to review a new author to me L.J Shen and her book THE KISS THIEF .

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They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men.
Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

                          MY REVIEW  
     Welcome to the world of wealth and privilege . The world where the rules are followed to the max and when it comes to love there are rules that can not be broken . Oh so thought Francesca Rossi , nineteen and ready to marry her childhood sweetheart . Angelo who is the son of a fellow mobster . Until the night a man stole her kiss and her life away from her over protective family. Will Wolfe and Francesca survive the missed cues and the fighting against each other , to let each other in to their hearts and fall in love that they know they are in . 
     When I started reading this book I really couldn't connect with Francesca . To me at the beginning she came off as a spoiled little rich kid . That has been pampered and sheltered her whole life . There were moments I really just wanted to turn her over my knee and spank her . But as I read the book I realized that she is stronger then she lets on . She is a fighter and will do everything in her power to help those she loves . Even if he is too block headed to realize it . 
 Wolfe Keaton well he is a man's man , and bent on revenge. To take down all the made men in Chicago . When we meet him he is oh so arrogant . There are times I just wanted to slap him hard across his smug face . But just like Francesca there is so much more to him . We see that there is a deep hurt that is in his heart . As you get deeper into the book you see him change and realize that love is good and being part of a family is good . He becomes the man that you could fall in love with very easily . I did like these characters as I watched them grow . They were good characters by themselves but together they were on fire . 
 The other characters are diverse and very well written .You see arrogance and denial all the way through the book . The one other character that really got to me was Francesca's mother , she is the biggest person in denial in the book . She goes through so much in the book you want to hug her and tell her everything will be ok . 
   This book has so many twists and turns you will be reading all night long . The author takes us along for a roller coaster ride with lots of feels . Trust me there are so many emotions running around in your mind when you read this book .  I will admit that the big age difference had me bothered at the beginning ,but it does disappear after awhile and you forget the age difference . The romance between the two main characters is explosives , raw and emotional. You will love them and hate both of them at the same time . The author has a way of ripping out your heart . smashing it to the ground and then picking it up and repair it .  I took a chance on this book when I heard about it in a book club . I am so glad I did , I got sucked in and couldn't get out until I was done . So if you want a great story that will pull you in and keep you there until the end check it out . You will not be disappointed .

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Books to curl up with: Welcome to Thursday

Books to curl up with: Welcome to Thursday:   Good Thursday morning all , today we are going to the highlands of Scotland and the first book in the newest series by Suzan Tisdale .  SE...