Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY: Good Wednesday all today is new release day for N.L Hoffmann and her spin off book LUCIFER .                           BOOK BLURB  *...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY

Good Wednesday all today is new release day for N.L Hoffmann and her spin off book LUCIFER .

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*Spin-off from The Daughters of Darkness series.*

Lucifer wishes his brother, Aden…whose name you can't say in vain…would stop trying to change him. He wants to do something about it, to prove himself, but what can the devil possibly do to make the world a better place? After being told he must perform at least one good deed every five hundred years, Lucifer pairs up with a young artist to find the Book of Souls and return it to Hell.

Because of her ability to touch someone and see into their soul, Maye decides to keep herself hidden from the world. Being an introvert is acceptable for an artist, right? But when she buys an easel and a plain, wooden box, her whole life changes.

The devil is the embodiment of evil, but when he meets Maye, the past hits him in ways that should not be possible. Over the centuries, he’s built an impenetrable wall around his heart, but piece by piece, it’s started to crumble, allowing old emotions to seep through.

As Lucifer and Maye work to find the book, they begin to question their own strengths. Question whether they can defend the world. All the while, they must battle their feelings for each other, hoping to avoid the idea that fate might just have different plans for them.

Can they succeed and save humanity? Or will destiny intervene and force two opposites together, unwittingly releasing chaos into the world?

                              MY REVIEW 
  What Lucifer wants is to have his brother Aden would stop trying to change him . He is the devil for crimneys sake he wants to prove that he can do something to make the world a better place but what . Until the moment he is paired up with a beautiful young artist to save the world .  The Book of the Dead is stolen and they have to get it back to hell before it destroys the world . They realize there is more to them then meets the eye . They start to second guess their strengths and weakness. Will they be able to save the world and keep their hearts intact as well . 

    Ok lets talk Lucifer the main character in this story , I love the way he is written . It is refreshing to see him as a fun loving kind of character . Yes he is still arrogant and self absorbed but he is also funny . He runs around in bedazzled speedo. He is sexy as sin and yes you would like to climb him like a spider monkey but there is a side to him that will have you wanting to hug him and hold him tight . The author also shows his softer side and I truly like that side of him .  Maye well she is feisty and sweet, she doesn't let anyone or anything stand in her way . There is so much more to her then meets the eye . She is special and you will love her . Aden well he is God and man he is funny , watching him try and keep everyone in line . He does have some good one liners .  Oh just wait there is more  Anubis and Anput . They seem to be running amuck . Anput is well she is a b with and itch and wants to wreak havoc on the world . Anubis is well he is trying to stop her and also keep his daughter safe . 

   Ok I will admit i kind of squealed when i found out the author has written a spin off to the Daughter of Darkness series . So I grabbed it and sat down and started reading . I couldn't put it down or get the image of Lucifer in speedos out of my mind .  The characters are so well written and so funny . Trust me you will snort and laugh out loud .  The story is sweet and sexy . You will love it so if you want a funny book for the summer reading by the pool this is the one for you . 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: GOOD MONDAY ALL:  Well it is the start of another hot work week here on the farm . I hope you all had a great weekend . Today I have a book for you that had ...

GOOD MONDAY ALL

 Well it is the start of another hot work week here on the farm . I hope you all had a great weekend . Today I have a book for you that had me in tears through out it . This author usually doesn't evoke tears from me , maybe a little rage when he kills off a character I like but this book had me in tears . THE MUSIC OF MIDNIGHT  by Dallas Mullican .

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"Existential and profound, dark and beautiful, 'The Music of Midnight' is a tour-de-force." The Black and White Monthly

THE MUSIC OF MIDNIGHT

Born of guilt and grief, a colossal tower rises from the ruins of Andy Cates shattered mind.

He is the sole captive of a prison filled with countless rooms housing the memories of his life. Hoping answers and escape hide within, he investigates the rooms, moving ever upward toward the tower’s pinnacle. Across each threshold, scenes from his past are revealed. As he pieces experiences together, Andy discovers every observed event set another of his prison’s stones into place.

Stumbling room to room, plagued by horrific dreams and poignant memories, Andy longs to reclaim his life and attain a second chance at happiness and fulfillment. The path to escape will bring him face to face with his demons. The enigma of his prison is not easily solved. The tower wants to keep him…forever.

                        MY REVIEW 
   This book surprised me, Andy a young man who has been through so much in his life . Knowing that his mother died giving birth to him and his father trying to make him into something he doesn't want to be .  As he tries and work through his grief and guilt a colossal tower builds in his mind . That has been shattered , he is trying to work through the memories of his life . Wanting to put his life back together and have a second chance at happiness . The path to his forgiveness with bring him fact to face with his demons . Will he be able to come out the other end a happy and whole man or will the fortress of his demons keep him captive forever . 

     Ok I am going to say that the main characters Andy and Darren are written so well and they are both complex . Andy is a quiet musician who is on his way to Julliard . He is hiding a life of guilt that he survived and his mother died giving birth to him . He craves for his dads love , and wants to succeed to get that love . Darren is a funny, lovable oaf , who even though is bullied through out the book, is always smiling and cracking jokes . He loves to read and he is also hiding a big secret . One that according to his mother would send him to hell . They go through so much through high school but always seem to be there for each other . There are so many other characters that are important in Andy's story . The stranger is a figment trying to keep Andy in his tower . Taking him from room to room sometimes taunting Andy . All the characters from his father to Travis are so well written and they all add a layer to Andy's story . 

    I must say that this author blew me away with this book . I truly enjoyed his other books and this book is a little departure from his other books . The author really dug down deep in his soul to bring us the story of Andy . You just want to make sure that Andy is safe and loved from the very first page he is introduced . I couldn't put this book down I read it in a weekend . The twists and turns had me on the edge of me seat the whole time . I so wanted to save Andy and Darren . I mean what poor Darren had to endure and then what happened to him had me ugly crying cause you know that there are people struggling out there .  There were moments that you just want to wrap Andy up in a warm blanket and hug him tight and tell him that life will be ok.  I love that the author questions religion and what it means to be a good person . This is a gut wrenching read that will have you reading the day away . So if you want a book that will keep you up and have you rethinking the values of life for you today . This is the summer book for you . 

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEEKEND

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEEKEND:  Well its Saturday all and its hot and humid outside . Today I have a sweet historical romance for you . THE BANKERS BRIDE ( Book 5 in the W...

WELCOME TO WEEKEND

 Well its Saturday all and its hot and humid outside . Today I have a sweet historical romance for you . THE BANKERS BRIDE ( Book 5 in the Whiskey River series ) by Theresa Oliver

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She’s lost everything and wants a new start. He can’t let go of his past… until he meets her. Although both are strong-willed, can they bend their will to the other and let go of the past to let love in?

Megan Shannon is no stranger to struggle. Having lost everything and everyone she ever held dear, she set out from her beloved Ireland to seek a new life in America. When her thirst for a new life lands her in the untamed frontier of Whiskey River, she finds that a free spirit has no merit in her new husband’s home. Emboldened by her desire to be her own woman, Megan clashes against the powerful men who would see her demure and silent.

For Dallas King, Whiskey River is not a safe haven for the bold and the brave, but rather a chance to rise as a powerful man of society. Having left behind a dark and twisted childhood, Dallas sets out to become the man his father wasn’t. In the pursuit of his narrow dream, Dallas finds himself at odds with the beautiful woman he has called to the frontier to be his wife.

An epic battle ensues between what one wants and what one expects as danger lurks close by. Will Megan and Dallas come to terms with their troubled pasts in pursuit of a perfect future? Or does Whiskey River have something entirely different in store for them?

In a battle of wills and wit, danger and desire take the reins as we return to the untamed banks of Whiskey River in The Banker’s Bride.

                             MY REVIEW 
  When Megan lost her brother to a senseless fight in the street . She has nothing left, she has know her share of struggles and wants to be her own woman. She has no choice but to answer an ad for a bride . She heads out to Whiskey River to be the bride for Dallas King the banker . Dallas King who is the banker who is fighting a few demons of his past . Will they be able to come to terms with their past and will they open themselves up to love . 

    The characters are well written and complex , I truly loved the characters in this story . Megan is a sweet Irish girl who has been put through so much . She is sassy and can take care of herself . She is also sweet and trying to keep her heart from getting hurt . She wants to be her own woman but also wants to take care of those that she loves .  Dallas is making a good life for himself on the frontier . He is a good man who is hiding a secret to his past . He has taken it upon himself to have a narrow view on how to be a gentleman. He is sweet and kind with Megan and tough as nails when it comes to protecting her . When something happens to Megan he has a total change of heart and he opens his heart up to all that are around him .  I really like them and Megan i love her feistiness and her love of all things . Dallas one moment you want to hug him and the next minute you really want to hit him with a frying pan. Together they play off each other great . 

     This is the first time I sat down and read a sweet historical romance and I was hooked . The characters were well written and the story moved really fast . I love the old west and when you throw in romance and gun fights and you have a winner . The author takes us on an epic adventure . I know this is the fifth book in the series but I read it and wasn't lost at all . I am sure you could read it as a stand alone  if you wanted to. This would be a great read for the campsite or the beach . You will love them as much as I do . So if you want a sweet western check them out 

Friday, July 12, 2019

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO ITS FRIDAY:  Woohooo made it to Friday , the weekend is upon us , today I have a updated book from Linda Thomas - Sundstrom . GOLDEN VAMPIRE (blood knig...