Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Well its Wednesday and its still frigid out there, so another day of reading and eating storm chips , yes I said storm chips .  Today I ha...

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

  Well its Wednesday and its still frigid out there, so another day of reading and eating storm chips , yes I said storm chips .  Today I have a cool new book and author for you . TALES OF THE SEA WITCH  by Lou Wilham

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No creature under the sea is born dark; some just lose themselves.

Irsa's name was lost long ago to the obscurity of being labeled a villain. Born with enough magic to boil the ocean, all Irsa wants is a simple life with her best friend, Aislin. But when they discover their connection is more than just friendship, the pair must fight all odds to be together.
Surviving the sea isn't easy, but Irsa has never known any different. With Aislin by her side, she must face a wicked witch, defy a prince, and maybe gain all she ever wanted: a happily ever after.

Tales of a Sea Witch is an origin story full of mermaids, and undersea magic for fans of Tithe by Holly Black, and Wicked by Gregory Maguire.

                       MY REVIEW 
   Whats under the sea , Irsa is born with enough magic to boil the ocean . She just wants to live her life with her best friend Aislin. When they discover that there is more to their relationship then just being friends . Things start to get difficult for them  and they loose what they had to keep each other safe . When their love is tested will it survive or will Irsa be lost to the history books as a villian . 

   This book is a twist on the lil mermaid . The characters are well written . Irsa has been through so much , i don't think that she is evil I think that she was misunderstood . Noone really got to know her and when they did they thought she was evil . I actually liked her as  a character . She isn't afraid to be who she is and will do whatever it takes to be that person . Aislin is her best friend but there is more there . Aislin is a sweet girl who loves Irsa even when its wrong to. She is light and sweet but sometimes comes off as a little naive at the beginning of the story . There are so many people against them that when they are together they are the best of what each other needs . I love that they are so sweet together . 

   This book is a great twist on the story of the little mermaid . We get to see the characters before Ariel. This is the story of Ursala or as they called her Irsa . There is a lgbtq aspect to this story which I thought was well written for a fantasy book . The characters are well written and complex . The story is one that will keep you flipping the pages all night long . It is a fast read and you are taken to a place under the water where you want to stay for awhile .  I really liked this story and i really wanted to hug Irsa and tell her that everything will work out you don't have to become a villian . I think you should grab this book for an evening of reading you won't be disappointed . If you like fantasy this is the book for you , 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE ALEATH ROMIG

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE ALEATH ROMIG:    Good morning all , I hope your Tuesday is going well  and you aren't in the deep freeze like I am . If you are in the deep freeze or ...

HAPPY RELEASE ALEATH ROMIG

   Good morning all , I hope your Tuesday is going well  and you aren't in the deep freeze like I am . If you are in the deep freeze or having unseasonably warm weather I have the book for you . SPARK ( Web of Desire book one ) by Aleatha Romig

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“From a little spark may burst a flame.” ~ Dante Alighieri

A simple ember to dried kindling can ignite a raging fire.

I’ve made my mark and proven my loyalty to a man, a city, and a way of life. That loyalty has provided me with all the spoils of success. For the longest time, that hasn’t included a woman at my side.

There is only one beauty that can bring my untapped desire to life.

I shouldn’t have opened the door. Cracking open the stone and striking the flint is my doing. What follows is hers.

With something so intense, will this spark lead to a blazing inferno? Will we make it out of the ashes before everything I hold dear is ravaged?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance, Spark, set in the same dangerous world as Secrets and Twisted. You do not need to read the Web of Sin or Tangled Web trilogy to get caught up in this new and intriguing saga, Web of Desire.
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SPARK is book one of the WEB OF DESIRE trilogy that continues in FLAME and concludes in ASHES.
Have you been Aleatha’d?

                         MY REVIEW 
   When the girl of his dreams walks back into his life , she isn't the innocent young runaway that he helped . She is the woman that will knock your socks off , but he thought she was dead . Why is she here and playing poker in an all stakes poker tournament . There is more to the girl that stole his heart in that alley . He wants to know why she was gone for so many years and she wants to stay but there is a reason she left and that reason will either bring them together or blow their whole world apart . 

   This story has I swear the best characters that the author has written to date . Maddie is a sweet girl that has been through so much and has grown up and learnt things the hard way . In some ways she is still the young girl that Patrick knows but in other ways she is a tough as nails poker player that has so many secrets . She is such a complex woman that you want to just hug and say things will be ok . There is so much you want to unravel in her life .   You will love her when you start to read her . Now Patrick oh what can we say about the sexy man who is part of the Sparrows force . He is tall and sexy and oh so alpha . Patrick has also been through so much from his life , from life on the streets to the army to the elite group that is going to take down the underworld . You really want to either climb him like a spider monkey or hit him in the back of the head cause how stubborn he can be . They are a complex couple that you want to find out more about each of them . They are explosive together and will have you fanning yourself . 

   This book starts off with a bang and keeps you hooked from the first chapter . The author takes us on a roller coaster ride of emotion . This book is fast paced and goes on in a two day period with a poker tournament as back ground .  For being the first book in the series I like that the author took us on the roller coaster ride and really didn't bog us down with back stories . She blended the back stories seamlessly with what is going on today .  There is intrigue and oh the romance well it could make you kindle melt and your cheek blush . Ok going to tell you there is a big and i mean big cliff hanger at the end and so can't wait till book two comes out , crossing fingers I am hoping soon . So if you want a book that will heat up your cold nights this is the book for you .  Trust me you will not be disappointed and you will fall in love with Patrick and Maddie.
 

Monday, January 13, 2020

Books to curl up with: ITS MONDAY

Books to curl up with: ITS MONDAY:    Good morning all its Monday , does it seem like the weekend just flew by . Today I have a book that will have you on the edge of your sea...

ITS MONDAY

   Good morning all its Monday , does it seem like the weekend just flew by . Today I have a book that will have you on the edge of your seat . SHATTERED  by Bree M Lewandoski.

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They said it was nothing--that she was being paranoid. 
When it was just the coffee shop, she believed them. But when the man in the long brown coat starts appearing everywhere Mara Engle goes, nothing anyone says can take away the fear pricking at her. 
The night he appears on her balcony, she doesn't stop to ask herself why she's suddenly calling the man she left ten years ago. In that moment, the sound of Shay's voice is her only comfort. 
The chase is on. Every time there's a moment to breathe, that brown coat looms closer. Why her? How does he know Shay's name? 
A villain with violence in his eyes. A woman caught by fear. And the man who won't lose the love he once called his own. 
Ready? Set. Run. 
Bree M. Lewandowski takes her readers for a ride in this romantic suspense novella! 


                           MY REVIEW 
     Mara Engle is not paranoid but seeing the same man in the coffee shop over and over . But when he starts showing up everywhere she is nothing that anyone tells her will calm her fears . The one night he shows up on her balcony there is only one man she can call and she left him ten years ago. When she hears his voice memories and feelings start to resurface. With the help of the man she left behind they will be able to get to the bottom of the man stalking Mara . Will they be able to get back to feelings they have and will the stalker ever be caught . 

  Mara and Shay oh my what can you say about these two . Mara is a feisty woman who has been emotional shaken by a stalker . She is scared but wants to find out who is stalking her . We actually see her grow up when she is on run with Shay . Which I loved it shows how much growth you can do even under stress . Shay is the strong silent type, an ex military hard shelled man but when the woman he never stopped loving even after their divorce . is in trouble he is there to help her . Yes ladies he is all alpha man but he is also a little tortured with the feelings for his ex wife. I truly liked these two  and they just got better at the end.

   This is a novella that has mystery and intrigue but also a slow burning romance . The author takes us on a roller coaster ride until the big climatic ending . the characters are well written and the story flows very well . You can really feel the tension in the characters and you really want to find out who the stalker is . Trust me i was on the edge of my seat most of the time . Really wanted to know who the stalker was because he was one scary dude .  I was also hoping for Shay and Mara and that they would get a romance going .  The ending will kick you in the butt and make you sigh with happiness at the same time . So if you want a novella that you can read on a snowy evening check out this book you will be surprised how much you get sucked in . 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Books to curl up with: WELCOME BACK UBER GIRL

Books to curl up with: WELCOME BACK UBER GIRL:  Good Saturday all , I hope that your weekend is going well . Today I have book two in the  Uber girl adventures ALIENS ATE MY HOME WORK by ...