Thursday, December 20, 2018

Books to curl up with: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL

Books to curl up with: MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL:   Well here it is 5 days till Christmas and man I am tired . I think I am all ready I hope you are . I have a great novella for your Christm...


  Well here it is 5 days till Christmas and man I am tired . I think I am all ready I hope you are . I have a great novella for your Christmas reading through the holidays . DEAD JOLLY ( A Grim Reality novella ) by Boone Brux

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The holidays are here, and I’m up to my eyeballs in Christmas spirit—or should I say “spirits”. Life is like that now that I’m a grim reaper.

My holidays gets an extra helping of festive weirdness when the Casanova of mall Santas kicks the bucket. Instead of crossing over, he sets out to spread his own special brand of Christmas magic to a number of single ladies in town.
I’ll admit, as a widow I’m hesitant to stop him from gifting his Christmas miracle, but as a reaper, it’s my job to pack his yule log and jingle bells off to the netherworld.

After all, everybody knows Santa is only supposed to come once a year. 

                           MY REVIEW 

 What do you do when you are in the middle of Christmas preparations and your job gets in the way .  When the Casanova Santa from the mall decides to kick the bucket . Lisa and Nate are put to the test trying to reap his soul. Between trying to get Christmas ready and reaping Santa's butt is really getting to them . They need to have some Christmas joy  and a merry Christmas .  
  Lisa and Nate are back . I must say I have actually missed these characters . Lisa is still as sassy and crass as ever . She is really getting into the reaping business and parenting . Nate is still sweet and well lets just say he is still hot . Then we meet Fred the randy dandy mall Santa that they have to reap. He is a laugh riot, and just wants to keep up his Christmas joy giving . The ladies of Alaska are in for a shock a good one but still a shock .  These characters will have you in stitches from laughing so hard . 
   I needed a great  laugh this holiday season so I sat down and started reading this novella with a glass of wine . I have never laughed so hard in my life , between Christmas and reaping poor Lisa did have her hands full .  The story is a great addition to the GRIM REALITY series and shows a fun side of the two main characters . I recommend this book for  those who need a great laugh during the holidays . It is a fun fast read that will give you a taste of the series . You don't have to read the other books to understand what is going on in this story . So if you want a fun read for those stolen holiday moments check it out . 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY ALL: Since her childhood, Ingrid has been in love with thriller, mysteries, and horror. She grew from reading Nancy Drew and Francine Pascal to r...


Since her childhood, Ingrid has been in love with thriller, mysteries, and horror. She grew from reading Nancy Drew and Francine Pascal to reading Brandon Massey, Michael Romkey, and Tananarive Due. It was after watching A Nightmare on Elm Street that inspired her into writing her own stories. In addition to her love of writing, she is the founder of 1287 Pictures, a production company that will produce horror and thriller films. Ingrid currently resides in Northern California, and is looking forward to thrilling, and scaring you with more to come...


When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 

In 6th Grade when I wrote my first soap opera. It was something for fun to have my friend’s read during recess. It was solidified the same year when I wrote a book of poetry for an art project and it won an award.

How long does it take you to write a book? 

For my novella it took three months.

What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

Mainly at night, sometimes between 2-4 hours per night.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

I like building dialogue where physical altercations follow afterwards. 1980s' Dynasty was excellent in that regard.

How do your books get published?

My debut novella HaUNTED is published independently through Southern Owl Publications.

Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

Research for medical and police based dialogue, the news and scenarios that I concoct in my head.

When did you write your first book and how old were you?

10 years old.

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 

I love watching horror movies. Cam and Pooka are on my watch list as a must see. Collecting vinyl, music is such a vital part of my life. Baking, hiking, playing really bad pool, collecting and reading graphic novels and comic books.

What does your family think of your writing?

When my mother threw away my soap operas when I was younger I did bother to share with her anymore. Fast forward to 2018 and she asked if she could read HaUNTED and she really liked it. My niece enjoyed the book as well, along with my boyfriend who promotes it every chance he gets.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

That I can be as descriptive and intense as I want. 

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

HaUNTED is my first and my favorite, naturally. 

Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Be yourself. Create characters and stories of your choosing. Every writers approach to drafting the story will be different. Some like to outline, others may work on the characters essence. Dedicate to write even if it is an hour a day. Make your area where you write a haven that you want to come to until the book is completed.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Sometimes, most post their reviews online. One reader said they really enjoyed the story and did not put the book down until finished. Others want a sequel.

Do you like to create books for adults? 

Yes. The subject matter in my books are adult themed.

What do you think makes a good story?

The plot, tone, characters, and the overall universe the story is in.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Become an actor, which I did.

Any books in the works?

Yes. It will be the second book to HaUNTED. Not necessarily a sequel however, it introduces a character that is mentioned in HaUNTED.

What are your plans for the future? 

Staying focused on the present, one day at a time, as I have a lot planned.

               HaUNTED: A Novella

You never know who you can trust...

Camille Isaacs has all that Hollywood devours - likability, looks, talent, and mass appeal. Her career is on the verge of stardom until a savage attack leaves Camille scarred and uncertain of her future in Hollywood. Now on the mend and getting her life and career back on track, Camille finds herself prey to a predator as she is faced with another demented attacker. Camille has a choice to make. Take her life back, or succumb to the perils that have been thrust in front of her yet again. Is the attacker coming for revenge, or is it a copycat? It's survival of the direst circumstance. Can she make it out a second time?

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO THURSDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO THURSDAY:    Good Thursday all I must say it is 19 days to Christmas and I have a great book for your teens . The debut novel  THE DARK AWAKENING ( Th...


   Good Thursday all I must say it is 19 days to Christmas and I have a great book for your teens . The debut novel  THE DARK AWAKENING ( The Chosen Coven series book one ) by D.L Blade

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‘This reminds me of how broken I am, every single day when I wake up and see it in the mirror. It’s a scar that will never go away.’

East Greenwich may be a small town, but it is riddled with secrets. Mercy knows this more than most – she still suffers from the scars. The trauma from the ultimate betrayal has caused her to keep her distance from everyone she holds dear. A stranger who lingers in her subconscious seems to be the exception to the rule. His comfort is a refreshing distraction from her tormented fears.

‘I won’t lose you again.’

Unbeknownst to her; the past is weaving its dark web, waiting to strike. Upon a startling car accident, Mercy is shocked to find that her enigmatic mystery man, Caleb, is real – and she belongs to him. He reveals that Mercy’s family is strongly linked to an ancient coven; the roots slowly dragging her back to Salem again.

There may be a spark between Mercy and Caleb, but she is torn between wanting to kiss him – and running from him. Evil forces are awakening, growing bloodthirsty as the days and nights pass. Mercy must Awaken the dormant powers inside her, tackle the lies, betrayal, and blood-drenched past lives rotating around her in never-ending cycles. Can she bear the burden? Will she find it in herself to trust Caleb despite the shadowy past?

To slay a monster; you might need to become a monster.

                            MY REVIEW 
  Welcome to East Greenwich a town where the town is riddled with secrets . Mercy is surviving after being attacked by her mother and almost dying . Where a mysterious man is on the fringe keeping her safe . After Mercy is in a horrible accident her mystery man saves her and changes her life and finally sets straight the dreams that Mercy has . But when she finds out her past she has to work through the lies . betrayal and the evil forces that are trying to take her and kill her . Will they survive .
 For a debut novel I will say the characters are well written and are beginning to be complex.   Mercy is a typical teenager who just graduated and is turning eighteen. But there is more to Mercy and as you read you watch her grow and become a strong kick butt character . She has a tough time figuring out who her friends are after she finds out she is a witch and vampire hunter. Now Caleb well there is something about him that you just don't trust . He is cute arrogant and so mysterious . You really want to club him every now and then . There is a reason why he is like this and we find out more about him as you read into the story. We also meet Mercy's friends who keep her grounded more and more . I love Riley he has been through so much but is there for Mercy when she really needs him . You will like him too and want to wrap him up in a blanket and hug him tight . 
   This debut novel takes us on an adventure ride that will keep you turning the pages . I truly enjoyed this book and loved all the characters . But I did feel that the first part of the book dragged just a little with lots of info and it did take a little bit to really get into the book and the characters . Over all that didn't take away from the story line at all . I got swept away at the last part and it moved really fast . I will say there is a cliff hanger at the end of the book and you will shed a tear at what her and Caleb do go through and what she did to keep herself and everyone else safe . You will enjoy this book as much as your teen will . So if you want an enjoyable story of witches, vampires and yes there are werewolves in this story as well . Check out Mercy and her make shift coven and see what happens . A great story for your Christmas present list . You will not be disappointed . 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Wow its already December 5 and 20 days till Christmas. I have a great series for you this Christmas . Today we are going to review the sec...


  Wow its already December 5 and 20 days till Christmas. I have a great series for you this Christmas . Today we are going to review the second book in the web of sin series . LIES by Aleatha Romig

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The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with an all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series Web of Sin, by New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

I am...

That’s no longer an easy statement.

Who am I?

Since Sterling Sparrow, a man so handsome he takes my breath away and so infuriating he pushes me in ways I’ve never known, came barreling into my life like a category five hurricane, I can’t even finish that simple statement.

In twenty-six years I’ve lived three lives—been three different people.

Renee. Kennedy. And now, Araneae.

They say that I was named after the spider to make me resilient.

Sparrow would then be a bird.

Birds eat spiders.

I prefer to consider myself a cat. It ups my chance of surviving the world I’m now living.

Maybe that’s only wishful thinking because according to Sterling, my number of lives is running out.

There are people who want to harm me, to learn the secrets they claim that I possess.

The only person to offer me protection is Sterling Sparrow.

Can I trust a man who willingly put me in the sight of danger?

What is real?

What are lies?

Have you been Aleatha’d?

Lies is book two of the Web of Sin trilogy.

                            MY REVIEW 
   After getting a shock at the end of book one . We start right where we left off in book one . Araneae has had the shock of her life and now her life is in danger even more . The only man that can protect her is the man who really can't be trusted . Sterling Sparrow a man who is more of a mystery . There is secrets that people want from Araneae have her in danger and Sterling is trying to keep her safe but there are so many things that can put her in the line of danger . Will they be able to keep her safe and will their budding love keep them alive . 
   These characters just keep getting better and better . Sterling well I am really beginning to like him. He is still a little on the non trustworthy side but the more you read him . He becomes more and more likeable . He is such an alpha , strong and oh so sexy you will love to hate him . Araneae is really starting to become a force in his life . She is a fighter even though she really doesn't know what is going on sometimes . She is the perfect match for Sterling . We also get insight into Araneae's real mother and what happened when she was born . You really just want to hug both of them and tell them everything will be ok . We also get to meet the rest of Sterling's group of men . We find out a bit more of what is going on . 
   This book starts right where the first book left off. I sat down and read this book in an evening . I couldn't put it down , I got sucked in and loved every second of Sterling and Araneae. The author takes these characters and basically puts them through the wringer and then leaves us trying to fix them . She really takes us on a roller coaster ride. The best part of the book is watching the interaction between the two main characters . They are made for each other . I truly enjoyed this book , we get so much great story in this book. Even the backstory of what really happened to Araneae on the day of her birth.  I will say when you start to read this book have a box of tissues an snuggly blanket and a glass of wine with you cause ladies you will need all three .  I will warn you there is a cliff hanger at the end of this book . So check out this series and get them for your Christmas treat . 

Friday, November 30, 2018

Books to curl up with: ITS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: ITS FRIDAY:    Good Friday all , today we are going to review an extended, re edited version of FALLEN ANGEL (Her Angel bound warriors book 2) by Felici...


   Good Friday all , today we are going to review an extended, re edited version of FALLEN ANGEL (Her Angel bound warriors book 2) by Felicity Heaton.

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Cast out of Heaven for a crime he didn’t commit, Lukas has spent three years searching for a way to prove his innocence and slowly falling for a beautiful mortal female. When things take a turn for the worse, he seeks solace in the bottom of a bottle and ends up finding it in Annelie’s arms. But one moment of Heaven becomes one of sheer Hell when his wings make an unexpected appearance. Now, he’s in danger of losing not only his duty, but the woman he loves.

Annelie fell for Lukas the moment he walked into her bar and she fell hard. The tall, sensual blond sets her heart on fire with his otherworldly green eyes and wicked smile, so when one kiss leads to something more, seizing her chance and Lukas with both hands seems like a great idea… until morning rolls around and she discovers he’s not the man she thought he was—he’s an angel.

Lukas will stop at nothing to prove both his innocence and his love for Annelie, but when he discovers who framed him and she ends up caught in the crossfire, will he be strong enough to protect her? And can Annelie vanquish her doubts and fears to claim the heart of her fallen angel?

No cliffhangers. No cheating. Just passionate paranormal romance books with a guaranteed happily forever after!

Note: This is a revised, extended and re-released version of Her Fallen Angel after a rights reversion. Now with even more angel goodness (or wickedness if you prefer).

Discover the passionate, possessive and protective warriors of the Her Angel romance series from NYT best-selling paranormal romance author Felicity Heaton as they fight to shield the women they fall in love with from a dark world of demons, angels and vampires.

                          MY REVIEW 
   For the last three Lukas has been searching for a way to prove his innocence to the heaven council . Also falling in love with a beautiful bar owner . Annelie . After one night they can't let each other go . When all of a sudden he has to explain his wings and the hell that he is going through . Will Annelie love him despite the fact he has to clear his name and maybe head back to heaven if he clears his name . Will the love they have for each other keep them together . 
    I must say that each book is getting better . I so really like these two . Lukas is well he is sin poured into a pair of faded jeans . I mean ladies he is one hot angel .Tall with blonde shaggy hair and a body well its built for sin .  He is a broken soul that you just want to snuggle , hug and tell him that everything will be ok .  Annelie well she is one strong woman . She is sexy and sweet and totally in love with Lukas . I totally loved her , she is tired of wanting and not getting . When she finally lets loose her heart opens up and you really see her shine .  Apollyon and Serenity are back to help out the couple and the test that Lukas has to go through . 
    This is a re edited and extended story and I really loved reading it . The author takes us on a sexy roller coaster ride .  She can write about some really sexy men and the woman who love them . I read this book in an evening and it can be read as a stand alone . Its a naughty  little read that will have you wanting your own angel warrior . If you want to heat up your winter night this is the series for you , Check them out . I promise you will not be disappointed . Its a sinfully sweet ride  that will keep you wanting more .

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:  Well it is coming to the end of the month of November . Hope everyone did great shopping black Friday and cyber Monday . I know I did .  To...


 Well it is coming to the end of the month of November . Hope everyone did great shopping black Friday and cyber Monday . I know I did .  Today we have a new book by Lisa Kessler . The last book in her Muse Chronicles series SONG OF THE SOUL

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The Epic conclusion to The Muse Chronicles is here...

His destiny is tied to hers...

Mikolas Leandros carries the Guardian's mark, and has been working behind enemy lines trying to protect the Muses from the Order of the Titans. The moment he lays eyes on Trinity Porter, the Muse of Music, a power awakens inside of him, a primal need to protect her.

Trinity has lost two of her Muse sisters to the Order of the Titans, and just because the sexy Greek billionaire claims to be her Guardian doesn't mean she can trust him.

With Kronos on the loose, the stakes couldn't be higher as Trinity and her sisters open the legendary Theater of the Muses. But the longer Mikolas works at Trinity's side, the more he comes to realize that love is the only thing worth fighting for, and in the end, love could save them all.

                   MY REVIEW 

  This is the seventh and final book in the Muse Chronicles series . Mikolas and Trinity's book . MIkolas is Trinity's guardian but he has a lot of work to do to convince the muse of music that he is a good guy . Not the bad guy she thought he was . She is doubtful that he is her muse but when Kronos is on the loose and the stakes are high for Trinity and her sisters . Will MIkolas and Trinity realize that love will get through and love is the only thing that is worth fighting for. 
    I love all the characters in this series but I think that MIkolas and Trinity are my all time favourite. Mikolas is a sexy hot billionaire. Who is more then he seems, he has been training for this his whole life . He comes from a long list of guardians . You will love him . Trust me ladies .  Trinity is an angel , she can sing like one and can play anything musical . She is fiery and strong but she is also distrusting of all things MIkolas . He was her enemy at one time and she is having a hard time wrapping her head around the fact that he is her guardian . She has some great one liners  that are all related to him . They are great characters but together they are hot . The rest of the sisters and their guardians are back to help end Kronos once and for all . 
    I am kind of sad that this series is ending , I loved these stories so much . The author did a great job wrapping the stories up she mixes Greek mythology with the nine muses seamlessly.  I sat down and read this story in one evening . I tried to prolong it cause I so did not want this to end . I was so wrapped up in the characters . I was laughing  and then I was bawling my eyes out praying that they would get their happy ever after . Trust me the author will put you through the wringer with this last book . With every sad part there is a sweet part too , the moral of the story is the one of love . Love will defeat all that it comes up. I strongly suggest you read the books in order . Check them all out . you won't be disappointed .

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:  Today is Wednesday and hump day . Today we are going to review  GRIM : a fantasy romance of the crimson court . by Jessica Aspen         ...


 Today is Wednesday and hump day . Today we are going to review  GRIM : a fantasy romance of the crimson court . by Jessica Aspen

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When a fae with a grudge kidnaps a princess, he discovers true love is better than revenge...

Grim Ni Brennan lost his leg, and his sister, to the enemy. Now, all he wants is to resurrect the past and save his sister from the dead. To fulfill the spell he must get a princess to spin straw into gold and when the perfect enemy princess falls into his hands, he’ll sacrifice anything—even the princess herself—to see his sister again.
Ana isn’t sure she’s a princess any more, not since her step-sister Ella took over the throne. All she wants is a new purpose in life. Just as she gets up the courage to find out what that is, she’s kidnapped by a man intent on revenge. Now, all Ana wants to do is stay alive and get back to her old life as fast as she can, but to do that she can’t do the one thing Grim needs her to do—turn that straw into gold. For as soon as she does, she knows she’ll be dead.
But Grim wasn’t counting on how attractive the enemy would be, nor how much he'd like her. As the hours roll into days and Ana becomes more than just the enemy, Grim has a choice and a question to answer—at what point do you sacrifice the future to save the past?

Discover Jessica Aspen’s GRIM: A Fantasy Romance with a Rumplestiltskin Twist

                          MY REVIEW 
    This is the third book in the crimson court series I was so excited to hear Grim was getting his own story . Grim is gruff and hurting all he wants is his sister back and if it takes kidnapping a princess to make that happen , he will . When he spies Ana he does what he has intended and kidnaps her . All he wants her to is spin straw into gold and Ana wants to stay alive and head home . When an old enemy comes calling it will take both of them to save each other . 
  I must say the characters in this series are just getting better and better. Grim well he is gruff and so hurting, he has lived with his hurt for hundreds of years and really doesn't know how to come out of it . Honestly one min you want to hug him and the next min you just really want to hit him upside the head with a frying pan . He is that complicated but as we see him go along in the book you really see a change in him . He still has his gruff exterior but you do see him become a sweet man who wants the best for Ana. Even if means heart break for him  again . Ana well you feel sorry for her in so many ways . All she wants to do is find her place in the court and find someone who can love her for her and not for what she can do for them . She is still reeling from her mother and sister and what they did to her. You really want to just wrap her up and hug her tight . But just like Grim we see her grow and become a strong woman who can take care of herself . Together they are a great couple and I loved them together . 
    I totally love this series and when I found out Grim was getting his own story I squealed a little . The author takes us on quite a ride with this book. The author puts a great twist on the Rumpelstiltskin tale.. You will love all the characters and the romance is a slow burn with a great spark at the end . I am gld the author decided to carry on with the Crimson court and the fairytale twists . You will laugh out loud and honestly will swoon . I say if you like your fairy tales with a little twisted . This is the series for you so add it to your winter reading list .