Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Books to curl up with: HAPPY TUESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY TUESDAY ALL:    Happy Tuesday all , hope you all are having a great day so far . Today  we are going to review NUDES (A Hollywood Romance ) by Sarah Rob...

HAPPY TUESDAY ALL

   Happy Tuesday all , hope you all are having a great day so far . Today  we are going to review
NUDES (A Hollywood Romance ) by Sarah Robinson

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Praised by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely, as "Passionate, emotional and uplifting!", contemporary romance author Sarah Robinson brings readers a new standalone novel set in the glamorous hills of Hollywood and tackling challenging themes like the intersection of sexuality and female empowerment.  
  
Ben Lawson is making a comeback... After a few tabloid headlines, they think they know me. They don't know a damn thing. As CEO of a movie production company, I'll show them who I really am when we hit it big at the box office. My ex thought her smear tactics would ruin me, but I'm unbreakable. Rising from the debris, I swore I'd never let a woman distract me like that again. But then, my leading actress walked on the set and changed everything. 
  
Seductive, sexy, and unapologetic, Aria Rose could break me. I wanted to help her, protect her...love her. Instead, I destroyed her. 
  
Aria Rose is baring it all.... 
I knew better. I knew not to trust another Hollywood heartthrob with a reputation like his. He was my boss and became my ruin. I should have stayed far away from him. Ben Lawson promised me the world. He even promised me his heart. 
  
But he destroyed everything--my heart, my career, us. 
  
 
 
Disclaimer: This novel is for 18+ years old as it contains graphic sexual content.

                          MY REVIEW
    
     WOW this book just blew me away, don't let the cover dissuade you. This book is about so much more . There is love. lust, betrayal and redemption .  You can't help but fall in love with the main characters .   You watch them fall in love and be betrayed and then come back together . Let me introduce you to Ben and Aria and their hollywood story .
  Ms Robinson has written a book with such great characters . Ben is the swoon worthy guy that all the girls will fall for but there is more to him then meets the eye . He has a past that has made him what he is today. He wants being the head of the movie company his comeback . But things change when he meet Aria . She is an up and coming star  and she is so sweet but strong. She isn't your typical actress , she has a heart and tends to follow it and it hasn't led her astray.  When these two characters meet the heat in the room rises and bang its gets hot in here . They are very good together and when they are together you actually see them relax and be themselves not the characters they protray in the world they are in .  When things go wrong you see Aria become stronger even though her heart is breaking and you see Ben do everything in his power to get to the bottom of what happened . He wants the one woman that made him happy back . You can really feel their pain and you want them back together so much .  There is one character that absolutely hated in the book just cause he is so slimy is Russ . He is the epitome of what a slimy director is like and what he will do to bring down the actress that shunned him . I really wanted to slap him across the face a few times . Tell me what you think of him .
      I will applaud Sarah on handling this topic with the sensitivity she did . This is the first book i have sat down and read in a day . i couldn't put it down, the characters made me fall in love with them and the story is very prevailant in todays world .  It shows inequality between men and women and even though we have come so far there is still sexism that goes on. DON'T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER  there is more to this book then the cover .  I know people have been judging the cover but i will say the cover does the book justice . Just take the chance and read the book and you will fall in love with Ben and Aria and there will be plenty of sex to keep you satisfied . i bet you will read this book in an evening and love every word .  This is my all time favourite book by Sarah Robinson


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Books to curl up with: HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL:   Happy Wednesday all , hope you all are having a great day . Today we are going to review the sequel to Dance of the butterfly . SWORD OF T...

HAPPY WEDNESDAY ALL

  Happy Wednesday all , hope you all are having a great day . Today we are going to review the sequel to Dance of the butterfly . SWORD OF THE BUTTERFLY BY Scott Carruba


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  The tale continues in Sword of the Butterfly, book two of the series, as Lilja and Skothiam continue to fight demons within and without. The infernal forces make a grand play, hoping to stab the world in its very heart. Casualties mount as further tensions rise in the City, threatening the vigilante with a loss of freedom and life. Children become victims of a madman’s design while the hunt is on for a powerful creature wreaking havoc across parts of the U.S. Lilja begins to question herself and her place in Skothiam’s life even as the very treasure they must protect comes under danger.

                       MY REVIEW
   This is the sequel to Dance of the butterfly and the author takes it up a few notches .  Lilja and Skothiam are back and are still fighting demons . The forces they are fighting against are ramping up the evil and want to take over the world . Will they survive and will they come out of it together .
   The author takes his characters and puts them through the ringer . He writes complex characters that have you feeling their feeling right along with them .  The characters are kick ass and they love hard . I kind of want to Lilja when I grow up . She is strong but yet vulnerable when it comes to Skothiam .
   Mr Carruba writes with such a passion , and weaves such a rich story full of intrigue . mystery and some romance . You will be sucked in from the very first page  and before you know it you are done .
I will say that you should read the first book before you hit this one . You will know more about the characters if you do . So if you want a sweeping saga and aren't afraid to sit down and read a big book that will make time stand still check out this series . I loved both books soo much .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL:     Good Monday all , sorry I have bee mia last week been busy reading and doing farm stuff but I am back now and today we are going to revi...

GOOD MONDAY ALL

    Good Monday all , sorry I have bee mia last week been busy reading and doing farm stuff but I am back now and today we are going to review Mike Evan's new book THE UNWELCOMED  - Psychological extreme  horror story .

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    When hell comes knocking at The Stranger’s door, the Devil answers with a smile. The Stranger tries to find peace living alongside his father, but the beast can only be kept tame for so long, and when the woods are no longer theirs to live in uninterrupted, the unwelcomed make their way in.


                            MY REVIEW

      This is the third book in the series and I was so excited to start reading . I really loved this series and was so waiting to be scared out of my socks. I settled down and started reading we find the Stranger retiring to the north woods trying to get his desires under control . His father is there to teach him but alas things don't always go as planned and the killing starts again . More gruesome this time .
You know there will be no survivors but is this the end of the stranger .
    The Stranger aka Matt Hardin  is back with a vengeance . I think that he just becomes more and more evil as you read . No one is safe with him around , but you see him also trying to curb the killing instinct and living with his dad . Who is a new character this book . We hear of him in the other books in flashbacks but to have him interact with Matt as he heals and hides from the cops . They have a love / hate relationship some of the time because you know they both have that killing bug .
The poor people that end up on the deadly side of the Stranger are all friends and you just want to scream at them not to go into the woods . I sat and screamed a couple of times run you idiots run. But do they listen to me know they get stabbed and mutilated .
    As much as I really loved this book and the ride that the author took us on . I just had trouble at the beginning of getting into it . I just kind of felt that the stranger basically going into hiding kind of dragged just a bit and I didn't really feel the whole father/son bonding time . I know before you all start hating me . I know it is beneficial to the story but I did find it a little on the lacking side . When the stranger started killing again , that's when it started to get really good and I was covering my eyes and screaming at my kindle most of the time .
   I must say that I did enjoy this book and Mike Evans can right a mean horror story . He takes us places that you never know you are going . The Stranger is one of those characters that after you read about him . You will be looking over your shoulder for a long time . I will say that this book is not for the faint of heart if you are squeamish in any way this isn't the series for you . If you love to be scared of your feet and sleep with the lights on for about 2 weeks then check out THE UNINVITED SERIES . YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY MORNING ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY MORNING ALL:    Good Monday morning all . I hope that this day finds you all well and fully caffeinated for the week . Today we are going to review FIRE ...

GOOD MONDAY MORNING ALL

   Good Monday morning all . I hope that this day finds you all well and fully caffeinated for the week . Today we are going to review FIRE ON THE FARM (Second chance cowboy romance) by Betty Shreffler,

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Losing the man she loved to a terrible accident, pushes Amy Flanders into a life of independence. Her only source of comfort is her work—a business dedicated to the care and training of horses. Until one lonely night leads her into the arms of Brock Baisdin. A man who fulfills her deepest desires and reignites a flame long forgotten.

Between his picky tastes and running his own business, Brock Baisdin has little time for women, but that doesn't stop him from looking for love. After saving Amy from a cancelled date, Brock is instantly drawn to the shy and beautiful woman hiding secrets beneath her lust-filled baby blues—secrets he finds himself eager to discover.

Undeniable attraction pulls them into each other's arms. Hope draws them into each other's lives. For Amy Flanders, Brock Baisdin may be the man to bring love back into her lonely life, if only she can overcome the wounds of her past and face her biggest fear—risking the pain of another shattered heart.
                        MY REVIEW       
        This book has everything I love horses and cowboys .  Let me introduce you to Amy Flanders and Brock Baisdin .   What do you do when an unbelievable tragedy happens ? You try and heal and start your own business . After Amy goes through the worst thing ever she takes comfort in the only thing she really knows and loves , horses . Rescuing horses that need a good forever home . Working with the horses start to mend her broken heart and healing her soul. Until the night Brock Baisdin walks into the bar and saves her from a date that was cancelled . There is an attraction there but they both have things that have formed them. They are destined to be together but will Amy take the chance and put her heart back on the line and get past her biggest fear . Will there be a happy ending .
      This characters are very well written . Amy is such a sweet woman who has been pulled through the mud after the tragedy of loosing her husband . She pulls herself up and starts to put her life back together . There are times you kind of want to shake her through out the book because she is questioning her feeling for Brock . I kept cheering for Brock and scolding Amy for questioning things . But as you read you see her grow and become a very strong woman that overcomes the past and finds the love she deserves . Brock is a fun loving . caring guy who when he sees Amy finally thinks that its time to settle down . He does have a few ghosts in his past that he over comes . Yes ladies he is very swoon worthy . He is a sexy cowboy that can fill out a pair of wranglers quite nicely .  But to me there is another important set of characters in this book and they are . The horses that come to the ranch that help Amy as much as Amy helps them . They teach each other to trust and let go of the past .  The horses show Amy that unconditional love that will help heal . They are a very big part of the book .
    This book was such a good read . I sat down to start reading and didn't realize that the tears were flowing until I was over half way through. They were a mixture of happy and sad tears . The journey that the characters take is both sad and happy, as you read their story you will be sucked in and cheer for them and honestly you will want to shake them both and tell them that they belong together . The ups and downs kept me on the edge of my seat . The sex scenes had me fanning myself and blushing . They were very well written  and girls you will love them . I like the way the author handled the two men that had Amy's heart , the man of her past , her whole world and the  man that is holding her heart now and wanting in .  So if you want a love story that will keep you reading and have you swooning check out FIRE ON THE FARM  you will not be disappointed

Monday, May 1, 2017

Books to curl up with:   Good morning all . finally got all my computer i...

Books to curl up with:   Good morning all . finally got all my computer i...:   Good morning all . finally got all my computer issues figured out so I am back . Today we are going to review Magnolia Mystic Sentinels of...
  Good morning all . finally got all my computer issues figured out so I am back . Today we are going to review Magnolia Mystic Sentinels of Savannah by Lisa Kessler.

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** ON SALE FOR 0.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME **


"Lisa Kessler is an author to remember!" - Sherrilyn Kenyon #1 NYT Bestselling Author

Skye Olson is a psychic like her mother, and her grandmother before her, but a bad break up with the man she thought was her soulmate has left her confidence in her abilities shaken. While she's in crisis, a real estate tycoon from Atlanta swoops in with his eyes on her shop.

Colton Hayes spent his mortal life plundering royal ships with his pirate crew, but one holy relic changed everything. Now he and the rest of the crew protect the port of Savannah from their captain who traded his cutlass for a fountain pen.

When Colton discovers the captain wants to build a hotel in the heart of historic Savannah, he sets out to stop him, but nothing could prepare him for the violet eyes of the Magnolia Mystic.

Love is a dangerous game for a pirate.

                      MY REVIEW 
     
This is another winner for Lisa Kessler . Always knew pirates were sexy but holy moly Lisa's pirates are oh so sexy .  Let me introduce you to Colton and his crew. The sentinels of Savannah .

   Colton is the quartermaster who has been plundering the sea for his entire mortal life . But as an immortal he has taken on the responsiblity of keeping Savannah safe . Until the day Skye walks into his life . Skye has believed in pirates since she was little  and being a pyschic like her mom and grandmother . When they meet they feel the pull of attraction to each other . They have to come together to stop a land developer from building a big hotel in the heart of Savannah . The land developer is also Colton's old captain . Will they survive what the curse entails and will they find the love they have for each other .
    Omg the characters in this book are so well written . Colton is just swoon worthy , yes ladies i said swoon worthy . He is tall , broad shoulder . sexier then sin . Trust me ladies you will want to climb him . He is knows what he wants and will go after it . He turns out to be a true hero in this book . Skye is a kick butt character in her own right . She is strong and sexy . She kicks butt when she has too but you also see her hurt and scared . Also unsure of herself and her feeling for Colton . But in true Kessler fashion the fight for what they want and the enemy and come out the other side . The cast of characters are all quirky and fun especially the pirate friends of Coltons . You will get a chuckle out of everyone from Eli the ships first gunner , who loves fast cars. To One Eyed Bob the ships cook who now owns a pirate themed restaurant . He makes the best hushpuppies ever .
       This book was a fast read , I started it on a raining afternoon and couldn't put it down . I love pirate books but trust me this isn't your HARRELQUIN romance pirate .  The author takes us on an adventure full of intrigue and there is romance . Lisa has taken the pirate and added so much more to him . You wil laugh and swoon at the characters . So if you like pirates check it out . You will not be disappointed .


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD TUESDAY ALL:    Good Tuesday morning all . Today we are going to review SCABS III ,Humans, Gods and monsters by Eric A Shelman.                        ...

GOOD TUESDAY ALL

   Good Tuesday morning all . Today we are going to review SCABS III ,Humans, Gods and monsters by Eric A Shelman.

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THE FINAL TALE IN THE INTENSE SCABS TRILOGY

I was created by human emotion; love, elation, hate, fear, desperation. On occasion, I awaken and become aware. It is always triggered by humanity's cry for help. ~ Kokumthena

Scott, Warren and Missy Walsh did not understand what their roles were to be when the omnipresent light first blinked on. They believed their only obligation was to find a safe place for their small family to escape what was happening all around them. But fate would not allow them to hide away in the North Carolina cabin for long.

Now, with their number hovering near a dozen survivors, they must work together – along with Koku, the flawed, self-aware Goddess with a long-term memory problem – to preserve Earth for humanity’s occupation.

Earth Canyon Retreat is their sanctuary for the moment, but as the invaders make adjustments, so must the survivors. As the winged, clawed and fanged monsters ravage all life forms on Earth, working toward their goal of total annihilation, these ragtag remnants of humanity must find some way to drive the interlopers from the planet.

For when humanity dies, so do its Gods ... once and for all.

                             MY REVIEW
      This is the last book in the series and what an ending it is . This is an action packed book . The story picks up where book two left off . The gang is still at Earth Canyon retreat . They are healing and trying to figure out their next step. They are battered , bruised but have some new found powers that may help annihilate the gross invaders. Will they survive and will they be able to take back the world . 
    I have read all three books in this series and I must say the author has wrapped it up pretty good . The characters are so well developed and as you read the series you see them grow . They become more of the hunter then the hunted . You see them loose people close to them and you will cry when they say good bye . You see them live their lives and actually fall in love . Yes I said love, you can't go through the end of the world with out falling in love a time or two , while fighting those creepy invaders .  I must say I really got invested in these characters , I was cheering when they succeeded and cried when they lost . Laughed so hard in some spots especially when Koku was involved the goddess had such a bad long term memory . You could see the guys getting frustrated
    I am kind of sad the series has ended , this was a great series that kept you on the edge of your seat . Wondering what was going to happen and it they were going to survive . Yes there is gore but the author doesn't over do it, its done right . I read this book in a day , I just couldn't put it down . The author had me sucked in and I couldn't wait to see how it was going to end. The twists and turns had me wondering and trying to figure out what was going on. The twist was a jaw dropper to me and made me go WTH. The series is such a great story . So if you want a series that will keep you reading well into the night . This is the series for you . SCABS III  rocked check it out and check out the series .

Friday, April 21, 2017

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY ALL:   Welcome to Friday sorry I am late , but today we are going to review the second book in the WITCHES BREW series . by N.L Hoffmann .Let me ...

WELCOME TO FRIDAY ALL

  Welcome to Friday sorry I am late , but today we are going to review the second book in the WITCHES BREW series . by N.L Hoffmann .Let me introduce you to CATCHING HELL DEMON UNCOVERED

                         BOOK BLURB

 
Faster than she can blink, Sophie’s life turns into a chaotic mess. Unbeknownst to her, her lover, Drake, is married. On top of that, a Demon is trying to drain his powers, and a rogue Witch just might have exposed the entire community. Nobody said being the Head Mistress was easy.

Ethan is a troublesome Mage who has been tasked with aiding Sophie in thwarting the catastrophic events facing the magical community. However, working alongside Ethan might just be her biggest challenge of all.

Sophie and Ethan race against the clock, encountering multiple challenges that not only threaten the success of the mission, but the magic that has brought them together.

As the duo attempts the impossible, they dive head first into the trouble that lay ahead. Will they be able to save the Witch community before it’s too late? Can Drake be saved, or is he too far gone?
                    
                         MY REVIEW
  
This is the second book in the series and it just keeps getting better and better . When we start this book poor Sophie's life is turned upside down . She is leading the witches and her life with the man of her dreams is in turmoil right now . Drake forgot to mention to her that he was married and there is an demon trying to take over his power. Enter Ethan a sexy but pain in the butt Mage that is summoned to help her out . Will they be able to hold off their desires and help Drake out or will they end up dead or pregnant .
   If you love witches, vampires and all sorts of mystical beings . This is the series for you .  The characters have a way of getting into your heart . Sophie is such a great character , she was quirky and sweet. But don't piss her off cause she can kick ass when backed into a corner. She is just like your best friend and you know you want to be her friend .  Ethan is just sexy as sin . He is the guy you want to drop your panties for in this book. You really don't know what side he is on. The mage is very mysterious . Drake is still tall dark and deadly but there is an difference about him . He is becoming more and more evil as you read. You will love to hate him trust me .
    The book moves along at a fast pace , you will get sucked in and once you start you wont put it down until you are done. I read this book in a day  cause I love these characters . The story is quirky but also has some mystery to it . The author takes us on a fun filled journey. There are moments of OMG  and places where you will laugh out loud . Then there are parts that will make you swoon and fan yourself . I strongly suggest that you read the first book in the series to get acquainted to the characters and if you do dive right into book two . You will not be disappointed .  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL:    Today we are going to review the fourth book in the HELLSPAWN SERIES by Ricky Fleet . HELLSPAWN REQUIEM  is out today          ...

GOOD WEDNESDAY ALL




   Today we are going to review the fourth book in the HELLSPAWN SERIES by Ricky Fleet . HELLSPAWN REQUIEM  is out today

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 Blood from the epic battle stains the ancient stone, shed from both the living and the dead. The massive castle walls provide a period of respite from the unending terror and the group can finally honour the fallen. As Kurt and his family count the cost of securing their new sanctuary, new friends have joined the fray. Only by pulling together can they hope to have any kind of future in the apocalyptic world. A few short miles away, the psychotic lovers receive a victor’s welcome. Craig Arater, older sibling to Mike, rules the prison with an iron fist, meting out brutal punishments to those who fail him. Designed to keep the worst of humanity locked away, now it provides a haven for the evil in men to thrive. Winston has chosen a different path from his murderous companions. Faced with an uncertain future in the prison or solitude amongst the dead, he chose to go it alone. A rumour about the castle and its inhabitants gives him hope. The journey that awaits, however, will be more dangerous than anything he has faced before.

                          MY REVIEW
   Have you ever had a book that  you start and finish on the same day ?  Well this was the book that did it for me . I started this book in the morning and had it finished by supper time  and I was blown away . The series was great to start with but this book blew me away . Kurt and the gang keep getting better and more complex and don't get me wrong but I kind of cheered when Debbie got what was finally coming to her . They are finally getting settled somewhere safe behind the castle walls , with the help of their new friends and allies .  Debbie and Mike end up at the prison , where his brother is the leader . Will they survive the dead but also will they all survive the living.
    What I love about this series of books , they have everyday people as the main characters . They aren't superhero men . They are a family trying to survive and they do it with their wits and their love for each other . Kurt has grown so much over the course of the books . You see him become the leader with a conscious . He has done some horrible things but he did them to help his family survive . Everyone has grown during this book . We see them thrive and survive .  On the other side of the table I was actually kind of glad that Debbie is finally getting a little of what she has dished out. I mean its nice to see her actually be scared  Winston is such a joy to read, he is a force in his own right . You have the overweight kid who just played video games come out swinging and claiming his place in the apocalypse. There is a new cast of characters that come in and you will love them all . Well most of them the others  you will hate . Especially the characters at the jail .
    This series of books came out running and in hellspawn requiem is no exception . You are taken on a journey with the characters .  You are thrown into the middle of the battle and you fight right along side them. There are plenty of omg you didn't and holy what were you thinking in this book . You will laugh and shed a tear . I strongly suggest you have a Kleenex on hand for some parts . The author paints us a picture of what the world would be like  if the world came to an end .  Just be prepared to get sucked in and hooked . You will cheer for your favourite characters and also shed a tear or two. So if you want a series that will have you cheering and wanting more . Check out the HELL SPAWN SERIES and  read HELLSPAWN REQUIEM .

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Books to curl up with: today we are featuring I.J SMITH

Books to curl up with: today we are featuring I.J SMITH:   Today we are  featuring I.J Smith and his zombie series DEAD & ALIVE SERIES DEAD & ALIVE SURVIVE BOOK ONE Great Britain...

today we are featuring I.J SMITH

  Today we are  featuring I.J Smith and his zombie series DEAD & ALIVE SERIES

DEAD & ALIVE SURVIVE BOOK ONE


Great Britain has been evacuated and quarantined, access is forbidden. When a mysterious message is received, they send in a Army Section to investigate. What they discover will send them on a journey through hell, can they survive, can they make it out within 24 hours.

DEAD & ALIVE SACRIFICE BOOK TWO


Jack and the team stayed behind in a Zombie infested London. Their goal to save as many as they can. Before they can move the living enemy attacks, causing the fight to live and a sacrifice is needed.

DEAD & ALIVE BROKEN BOOK THREE


Six months after the events of Dead & Alive Sacrifice, the survivors have now taken refuge in a school. With Frank making plans for the future, the others try to live a peaceful life. But an evil force will bring them a war, they are not ready for.

Dead & Alive Terror + Dead & Alive H.M.S Albion (Short): Duel Release (Book 4) Kindle Edition    


   Following the events of Broken, Jacks leads the survivors. But their journey will out to be one of true heartache. This battle will test everyone.      

DEAD & ALIVE OASIS 



     The Dead & Alive adventure continues as Jack and his people face not only the dead, but also something much more evil. Secrets will be revealed, torment will be suffered and journey ahead begins here.           

SHORT STORIES IN THE SERIES 
 Dead & Alive: Outbreak (A Short Story)    

     
   Live through the first 24 hours of the journey to hell. A short prequel of the Dead & Alive Series.    

DEAD & ALIVE  RAVEN



   Dead & Alive Outbreak, Raven survived. Now this is the next chapter in her story.   

DEAD & ALIVE REAPER


Six months passed between the Dead & Alive books Sacrifice and Broken. In these dark times you wanted to know what your hero was up to, now you get to know.
WARNING: The events of this books are based after Sacrifice and before Broken, but to avoid spoilers I would suggest reading Broken first.

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR


  Ian John Smith, born May 1981 in Portsmouth England. My childhood was one of hardship, growing up in a poor household. Many of my memories were that of survival, growing up with a father unable to read and who followed a life of crime. To this day he tells me his greatest achievement was making sure I never followed in his footsteps and what joy he got from watching me read a book. Each day there was a struggle to put food on the table. As an only child my life was a lonely one, I filled my life with a love of books. From the brilliance of Roald Dahl to the amazing inspiration of William Shakespeare.
Growing up in a tough family made me a survivor and that meant my passion for writing always came last, working long hours in a Factory from the age of seventeen. That was until fate intervened many years later, diagnosed with a bad heart. There is a long fancy medical name for it, but I decided long ago to never let it stop me. I have to thank that moment in my life, it made me realize we have to follow our dreams. Whatever path they lead. I took a job for less money as a projectionist, this allowed me to have the time to write. It may have been a scribble on a scrappy piece of paper or a story of meaning, it never mattered it was my passion. Never dreaming of publishing my work, I was happy to enjoy the work for myself.
Little did I know fate would intervene again, My mother, Sandra who passed away so suddenly forcing me to make changes to my life. My father Michael terminally ill himself needed someone, being an only child, I made it my responsibility.
I left my second job due to fate, but along the path I realized I wanted to write. Now my work, maybe ridiculed it maybe considered inferior, but that does not matter. What matters is I finally get to live my dream. I am not a writer looking for wealth or fame I am just a man looking to live his dream.
Now I will publish stories I enjoy, from short stories to Novels. I will also be publishing work in a series format. This is my beginning.        

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO MONDAY AFTER EASTER

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO MONDAY AFTER EASTER:  Good  Monday all today is an exciting day on the blog . It is cover reveal and interview with the amazing JD Brown and the next installment...

WELCOME TO MONDAY AFTER EASTER

 Good  Monday all today is an exciting day on the blog . It is cover reveal and interview with the amazing JD Brown and the next installment of her Ema Marx series

  With the fourth book done in the Ema Marx series . I had a nice conversation with Ema's writer  J.D Brown . She is an awesome woman who loves coffee , vampires and a Netflix junkie  .


Welcome to the blog J.D .
. Tell us about yourself.
My name is J.D. Brown, I'm an urban fantasy author best known for the Ema Marx series which is currently 3 books (about to be four) and 2 novellas strong. You can check them out at Amazon.com/author/jdbrown  I have two dogs, a niece and two nephews that I adore. I'm a vampire junkie, a coffee addict, a Netflix binge watcher, and a book hoarder.

Are you working on anything new if so let us in on it.
Getting the fourth Ema book - Dark Ascension - ready for publication is taking all of my time right now. I also have a boxed set and a few other projects waiting their turn.

So if you weren't a writer what would you be doing?
I honestly have no idea, but I think I would be pretty miserable. I really love being an author.

if your books were being made into a movie, who would your fantasy cast be?
Mila Kunis would play Ema. I think she'd rock the part. Jason Momoa would make an awesome Apollyon (the bad guy). I have no idea who would play the rest of the characters. I'd have to ask the professionals.

Is there a type of scene that you have a hard time writing?
Probably the boring bits between the action; the down time. I love writing the gut-wrenching and heart-breaking stuff. It's a rush.

Do you have any rituals when you sit down to write.
Coffee is a must. Snacks too. Quiet is also important. I can't even listen to music while I write. I have to be firmly in the character's head space, seeing what they see. It's weird.

what is your least favourite part of the writing / publishing process?
I hate revisions. Ugh. Takes me forever.

What authors have inspired you to sit down and write?
So many. Darynda Jones and Cassandra Clare are my top two favorite authors right now (though there are tons more) and reading their books always gets me so jazzed up about my own. I want to be like them when I grow up - haha.

Now for some fun questions
What animal would you be in the zoo
.Hmm. If I have to live at a zoo I would like to be an animal that gets a swimming pool to play in, like a polar bear or an otter. The other animals always look so bored.

Vampires or werewolves
Vampires - though there are shifters in my series too. ;)

if you were a super hero , who would you be and what power would you have.
I really like Oliver Queen's sister, Thea. Can I be her? She doesn't have a super power really, but I think the best super heros don't.

Coffee or tea.
Both, but if I have to pick one - Coffee.

Where is the one place in the world you would like to visit.
Everywhere. I love traveling. Wish I could do it more often and see more exotic places.

One last question
what would you tell all the aspiring authors out there
Get out of your own way and write. - Thanks so much for having me, Patricia, it's been a blast. :)

         NOW FOR THE MAIN EVENT



When one king falls, another rises…

Defeating her nemesis is just the beginning for Ema Marx. Her past is about to catch up with her. Her future is bleak. A new enemy waits. But her greatest challenge?

Surviving her parents.


Or is it surviving her on-off relationship?


Wait … It’s definitely saving her unborn children.
sure


Dark Ascension is the highly anticipated fourth installment of the awarding-winning urban fantasy series by J.D. Brown.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY EVERYONE

Books to curl up with: GOOD THURSDAY EVERYONE:    Good Thursday all . Hope your week is going well mine has been busy . Today we are going to review HISSES AND HONEY by Shannon Mayer.  ...

GOOD THURSDAY EVERYONE

   Good Thursday all . Hope your week is going well mine has been busy . Today we are going to review HISSES AND HONEY by Shannon Mayer.

                         BOOK BLURB


 
The climactic final volume of The Venom Trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Shannon Mayer.
Humble baker turned supernatural Alena Budrene is lovely and lethal, and for the first time, she’s owning it. Finally rid of her low-life ex-husband, she’s free to date sexy vampire mob boss Remo, who respects her as both a Supe and a woman. She’s on good terms with her difficult mother, and she’s growing comfortable with her powers.
But just when it seems things are falling into place for Alena, Hera strikes again: the Aegrus virus rages across Seattle, threatening the life of everyone in its path—including Remo, infected by Hades. The only way to stop the carnage is to face Hera and her army in a no-prisoners battle to determine the fate of the human race—and Alena’s future.
In a sweeping voyage from the Seattle bar scene to a netherworld populated by murderous gods and monsters, Alena confronts one adversary after another on a quest to set the world right for both humans and Supes and demonstrate her power—to the gods and to herself—once and for all.
                       MY REVIEW
      This is the final book in the series and the author doesn't let us down . Things are looking up for Alena . She is on her way to proving that she is alive and get a divorice from her slimy ex husband .  She i falling in love with the oh so sexy Remo . vampire mob boss . Family is getting along . Her mother and her are mending fences so to speak .  Until Hera wants to play with her again . Will Hades and Hera destroy everyone or will Alena stop the war before they take everything away from her.
    I love this series and fell in love with Alena and Remo. When we started the series we find Alena a naive young woman who can't believe what has happened to her . When she was turned into a monster from Greek mythology . We see her grow up and into her new role in this book . She isn't backing down from anyone . She is up for the battle of her life . Even when tragedy hits . She takes on the Gods to stop what is about to happen . She is kick ass and taking no prisoners .  Remo kind of takes a back seat in this book . He is attacked and Alena has to fight to get him back to normal . He is stricken down by Hades .  I will say that these characters are well written and developed . You can't help but cheer for Alena and swoon at Remo's feet .
      This author takes Greeks Gods and monsters and twists them around . Where the monsters are the good guys and the Gods are waring with each other over the world . Zeaus is running rampant all over town, not caring what is going on.  There are some things that if the author wanted to continue the books she could expand on. LIke Tad and Dahlia, Zeus and Alena's grandmother and Sandy she needs a love .
 There are twists and turns a plenty in this book . I love Ms Mayer's writing style and loved this series . She takes us on a fun filled joy ride that will make you giggle through out the whole book .  The series is light hearted and fun . I do really hope that she continues the story in the other characters . They would be awesome spin offs . I would love to know about Zeus and grandma. You have to read the first two books for book three to make sense . I strongly reccomend  them to you if you want a fun read full of angst . laughter and romance amongst the war of the gods . Check out the Venom trilogy . You will not be disappointed .
 I was given this book for my honest opinion .