Friday, May 24, 2019

Books to curl up with: WOOHOOO IT IS FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WOOHOOO IT IS FRIDAY: Welcome to Friday , today I have the third book in the Paragon Trilogy . HEROE by Bree Lewandowski                            BOOK BLURB ...

WOOHOOO IT IS FRIDAY

Welcome to Friday , today I have the third book in the Paragon Trilogy . HEROE by Bree Lewandowski


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The war rages on, but it must end. 
Meridionalis lies in ruin, but the royal city must not fall. 
The question "why" remains and answers must be found. 
Destruction and bloodshed follow the Rubiconds as their rampage continues. The royal city of Geneva is the only stronghold that remains. But it, too, will be annihilated if a compromise is not reached. 
Sailing to the land of Rubra, Kohl, Saya, Linah, and Abra seek out the dictative emperor to beg for mercy on their lands and an end to the fighting.
Failing, orders demand the men return prepared for combat, leaving their wives to be escorted to safety. 
Until a secret letter finds its way to Abra revealing the true cause of the war. 
Taking matters into their own hands, the women band together, armed with the insightful knowledge that swords and blood-spilling are not what will bring the war's end. Time is fleeting, but the women's stamina to complete their mission endures.
Fate's a funny thing, but can be altered with a woman's touch. 
Secrets are revealed, solutions are presented, and promises are kept in this final chapter of the saga!  

                       
                  MY REVIEW 
  War is raging and the Meridonilas is lying in ruin as Kohl, Saya, Abra and Linah are heading to the island of Rubra to plead for the people of Meridonilas . But the men are called back to help defend the capital city and the women take matters into their own hands and band together to do a mission that will take them to places unknown . Secrets will be revealed and solutions will be put in place and the couples will have their happily ever after 

   The characters just keep getting better and in the last episode , you really get to see what Linah and Abra can do . They come out strong and resilient. They take on lots of different people and problems which they fight head on . The guys Kohl and Saya are battling their own demons saving the capital . I must say the character really became complex and are so well written . They are a really strong team this time . I really liked the characters in the past two book but in this book I truly fell in love with all of them . 

    The last book in the trilogy I believe is one of the better written books . The author has us on the edge of our seats the whole time . The twists and turns in this book are great . You will not put the book down until you are finished . There is a lot of action in this one .  I truly got lost in the story and loved the characters . So if you want a great series for the summer reading challenge . Add this series .  

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Books to curl up with: ITS THURSDAY

Books to curl up with: ITS THURSDAY: Woohoo it is Thursday or like I call it Friday eve .  Today I have a sweet book from Dean Hodel for you . SWEET ATTRACTION ( A small town Sw...

ITS THURSDAY

Woohoo it is Thursday or like I call it Friday eve .  Today I have a sweet book from Dean Hodel for you . SWEET ATTRACTION ( A small town Sweet Romance . book one )

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She wanted to leave and escape the shadow of her mother.
He came home to prove himself to the people who always doubted him


Lydia Mason was the daughter of the mayor. No matter what she did, she was always the daughter of the mayor. One day, she would leave this town and make a name for herself. The only way to do that was to leave Sweet Blooms.

Ethan was born on the outskirts of town. His family was never welcomed by the people who lived here. He left town after high school to prove that he could be more than anyone else believed he could be.

Two souls running from home will learn that home is not only a place that heals, but it’s also a place where you can discover unconditional love and your true self.

Buy Sweet Attraction today to start the sweet small-town romance series today!
                        MY REVIEW 
  What do you do when you want to get out from the people that have labeled you . Lydia Mason just wants to break out from under her mother who is the mayor of the small town where they live .  Ethan was born on the wrong side of the tracks basically . No one in town wanted to associate with them . All he wanted to do come back and prove to everyone that he was much more then the poor kid from the outskirts . They will soon learn that the place they are trying to run away from is the exact place they need to be . 

      The characters in this story are well written . Ethan is well he is the kid that just wanted more out of his life . He is tall and sexy and can charm you right out of anything . But deep down inside though he is still the kid from the outskirts that just really wants to belong . Lydia is a little naïve because she has been living under her mother's shadow for her whole life . She just wants to get away and become her own person . As you dive into the book we see that Lydia actually grows and blossoms as the story goes along . She really comes into her own . She can really make Ethan think about what it means to be part of Sweet Blossom . 
   This is a sweet read and you get to see the characters fall in love slowly . The author has a knack of taking characters and letting them just fall in love naturally . This book can hit home for anyone who has wanted to get out from their past . It is  a fast read that would be great for an afternoon for the beach or pool side . So if you want a sweet read for your summer reading list check it out . 

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY:   Welcome to Wednesday today I have the second book in the Paragon Trilogy by Bree Lewandowski ,ROGUE .                            BOOK B...

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

  Welcome to Wednesday today I have the second book in the Paragon Trilogy by Bree Lewandowski ,ROGUE .


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War was imminent. It was only a matter of time before it reached her lands. 
The Rubiconds were marching to attack Meridionalis which would only end in a battle of bloodshed and lives lost, but after receiving a letter from the father she had never known, Abra Arendel sets off on a quest to meet the only parent she has left. 
While on her journey, an unfortunate incident leaves her fatally wounded and left for dead. Regaining consciousness, she finds herself in a bathhouse where she meets a charismatic smuggler named Saya. 
Needing to blend in among the wealthy to sell ill-gotten gains, Saya proposes a scheme for he and Abra that will benefit them both. But the plan goes sour when passions ignite and vengeance rears its beautiful head. 
Desperate to reverse a spell cast on him suddenly, Saya reaches out to Kohl, the one person in the Court of the Rising Sun that he knew could help. 
Tensions are high and so are the stakes in this fantastic tale of love, loyalty, and fate. 
The saga continues with Rogue! 

                       MY REVIEW 
   
    With war on the horizon and a letter in hand Abra Arendel heads out to find the father that she has never known. On her way to find her father she is injured and left for dead . Waking up in a bathhouse she meets charismatic smuggler named Saya. Together they hatch a plan to fit into high society to sell his ill gotten goods . When a spell is cast on Saya he must  reach out to Kohl to help reverse it . The stakes are high and love is the prize . 

  I must say the characters in this story are well written . Saya well he will be your next book boyfriend . He is sexy and a cad . He can make you do almost anything .Abra is sweet and kind of naïve at the beginning of the book . She hasn't had an easy life and doesn't have a lot experience with men . But they are so good together and I loved them as a couple . Kohl is back to help out . 

   This is a fast read , I sat down and started reading . The characters are great and you will love them . The banter between them is so good it feels so real . In this book the author keeps us on the edge of our seats most of the time . It is a little be more intense then book one and you learn a lot more about the characters and the background of the impending war . I will say at the beginning it took me a little bit to get into Abra's story but once I got to chapter 2 it took off and I couldn't put it down . I say that you should put this series on your summer reading list . Great for the beach .

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY ALEATHA

Books to curl up with: HAPPY RELEASE DAY ALEATHA:  Yes I know I am late today but I have ha    d a busy day on the farm . Foal born and garden planting . Today is release day for Aleatha Rom...

HAPPY RELEASE DAY ALEATHA

 Yes I know I am late today but I have ha    d a busy day on the farm . Foal born and garden planting . Today is release day for Aleatha Romig 's new book TWISTED ( Tangled web book one )


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The underworld of Chicago is far from forgiving. It’s a world where knowledge means power, power money, and money everything.
While I paid the ultimate price to have it all, it wasn’t my decision to give my life..
That doesn’t mean I ceased to exist, only to live.
Going where the job takes me and living in the shadows, with deadly accuracy I utilize the skills inherent to me, not knowing from where they came, not recalling what I’d lost.
And then I saw her.
Laurel Carlson.
I shouldn’t want her, desire her, or need her, yet with each sighting I know she is exactly what I have to have. Laurel has the ability to do what I thought was impossible. She sees what others don’t.
My gut tells me that it’s a deadly mistake to change my plans and open my world to her. My mind says she’ll be repulsed by my twisted existence.
None of that matters, because my body won’t take no for an answer.
I’ve made dangerous mistakes before.
This time, will the price be too high?

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a brand-new dark romance bringing us back to the same dangerous underworld as SECRETS. You do not need to read the Web of Sin trilogy to get caught in this new and intriguing saga, Tangled Web.

TWISTED is book one of the TANGLED WEB trilogy which will continue in OBSESSED and conclude in BOUND.
Have you been Aleatha’d?
                         MY REVIEW 
  What do you do when the underworld and the world of science comes crashing into each other . Kader is on the job to stop the trials of the drug she and her lab partner are working on. But when he sees Laurel he has a change of mind and tries to save her .  Will they be able to come together and find out who wants the research and to end her life . 
    
  Wow is all I can say about these characters . They are complex and oh so well written . Kader well he is oh so sexy and such and alpha , but you can feel that there is a pain that he hides and there is so much more to him then meets the eye . He thinks he is broken and ladies trust me you will want to fix him over and over and over again . Laurel well she is sweet and honestly she is not one for the lime light . She would rather work then hob nob with potential investors .  I truly liked her and the combination of sweet but with a spine of steel . They are great characters and are so engrossing and when they are together the sparks fly. 
  
   Well I couldn't put this book down , I couldn't put the book down . The author takes us on such a roller coaster ride . I was on the edge of my seat the whole time . I couldn't put the book down . I needed to know what Kader was going to do and you really want to wrap Laurel up in a blanket and tell her that everything will be ok.  There is a lot more intrigue and mystery to this story . A little change for the author and she does it very well . I can't wait for book 2 in the series .  So add this series to your e reader for your summer reading list . You will not be disappointed one bit 

Monday, May 20, 2019

Books to curl up with: ITS MERMAID DAY TODAY

Books to curl up with: ITS MERMAID DAY TODAY: Welcome to MERMAID Monday . Today I have another great book from the always funny Robyn Peterman and her fourth book in the Sea Shenanigans ...

ITS MERMAID DAY TODAY

Welcome to MERMAID Monday . Today I have another great book from the always funny Robyn Peterman and her fourth book in the Sea Shenanigans series  MADISON'S MESS


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What could possibly go wrong when a Mermaid and a Werewolf are sent on a dangerous mission by the drunken, diaper-wearing God of the Sea?

Better question. What could possibly go right?

Madison
Unlike my sisters, I haven’t found my HEA. And I’m looking—hard. But finding a man who wants to blowhole dive in Hawaii on the first date is more difficult than you might imagine. I’ve been forced to settle for a few meaningless orgasms with men who disappear when I suggest fun activities, like scaling twenty stories while blindfolded.

Look, I know meaningless nookie won’t help me find my happily ever after, or even a guy who believes tightrope handstands over the Grand Canyon are fun. But there is someone out there for me so next time I do the horizontal mambo, it’s for keeps.

May the gods help me. Well, me and whoever I boink next.

Rick
Being a Vegan Werewolf has its drawbacks. I’ve been exiled from my pack and even the petting zoo of deer, rabbits and raccoons I keep safely tucked away from my fellow Weres isn’t enough to banish the loneliness I feel. Talking to myself is becoming dangerous. Just two days ago out of stupefying boredom, I made a wager with myself that I could fly. It didn’t end well.

Thankfully Poseidon is sending me on a mission. Unfortunately, it’s with a crazy Mermaid who has a worse reputation for death defying recreation than me.

I have no clue what’s in store, but may the gods help me. Well, me and this swimming hottie, because I’m totally down.

                         MY REVIEW 
   Life on the island is ok for Madison but she wants more . She wants to go on epic but deadly adventures . Where there are more risks and dangers the better . But alas island life is anything but adventerous . Until Posiden gives her a mission that will defy all things . Rick is offered the same mission and can't wait to start . They are a pair meant to be together . Will the mission keep them on track or will their love of danger keep them from fulfilling the mission . 
    OMG  I will say this these characters are hilarious and written so well. Madison well she is the daredevil of the sisters . She would love to go skydiving without a parachute or go blow hole diving . She is sassy and sarcastic and funny as all heck . She is someone you really want to be friends with cause you would be the sane one of the pack . Now Rick what can we say about a sexy werewolf , well there is one thing he is also an andrenaline junkie who is also vegan . Yes i said vegan , yeah yeah yeah I know you are thinking what the heck a vegan werewolf .  He matches the craziness of Madison so well . He has the sex appeal and all the death defying antics that would make any woman swoon . Trust me these characters are so fun to read . They so belong together. We also meet a couple of new characters Neville i so want my own Neville . He is a sweet not so human baby that actually steals the show through out the book . I totally adore all the characters in this story . 
    This book had me laughing so hard all the way through . This story is has it all , sexy mermaids and werwolves a baby to protect oh and a few well timed stabbings in the butt for upsetting said baby. Like  I said it had it all, you will laugh so hard tears will be rolling down your cheeks . This book is a fun fast read that will keep you entertained for an afternoon . You get to be taken away for awhile and loose yourself in the pages of a good story . I would definetly add this book to your summer reading list . Enjoy this book by the pool or at the beach and fall in love with a mermaid and a vegan werewolf. You won't be disappointed . 


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Books to curl up with: HAPPY SATURDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY SATURDAY ALL:  Well it is Saturday and it is cold and dreary out on the farm today so its a really good day to curl up and read . I have a good book for y...

HAPPY SATURDAY ALL

 Well it is Saturday and it is cold and dreary out on the farm today so its a really good day to curl up and read . I have a good book for your weekend reading CHEVALIER ( The Paragon Trilogy book one ) by Bree M Lewandoski.

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Linah Morane, a well-known woman of Meridionalis has been scorned and taunted her entire life due to her abnormalities. After the humiliation of being abandoned at the altar, she humbly accepts the unexpected marriage proposal to the King's Vizier, Kohl. Her heart still fluttered each time she fondly remembered their first and only dance together.
The depth in her eyes was emphasized by the rare hue of cerulean that peered into his soul. Those eyes had stopped the very beating of Kohl's heart. He had fallen in love with her that very moment. Over the years, her poise and grace to overcome the whisperings were admirable on a royal level. Then fate arrived and Kohl lept at the opportunity to have Linah as his bride.
Seeking safety for his wife after learning of impending war, they journey through the forests and mountain caves until Kohl is mortally wounded.  Linah turns to the Nightingale Queen and her gift of healing for help, but is unaware of the damaged past the Nightingale Queen and her husband share.
Secrets are exposed and loyalties shift in this thrilling tale of love and war!


                             MY REVIEW 
    When LInah Morane is left at the alter on her wedding day . She humbly accepts the marriage proposal from Kohl the kings Vizier. She rememebers the one time they danced together . Kohl had fallen in love with her with that one dance. Over the years he has watched and fallen for her over and over . Her poise and grace were something of beauty and that alone over came the whispers of the court Then fate arrived and Kohl had the woman of his dreams . But there is war coming to the kingdom and together they must over come a lot . When LInah turns to the Nighingale Queen . She doesn't know the  past the two share . 

  The characters in this book are so well written and complex. Linah has carried herself quite well even though she has a few deformities . But with Kohl she feels beautiful and wanted .  First off she comes off naive but as you see her through out the book she really grows strong and actually blossoms through out the book . Kohl well he is more then just the Vizier . He is sweet and oh so sexy but there is also a paranormal element to him that makes him stronger and faster then most people .  He is the kind of guy you want to have your back when push comes to shove . I mean he does have his flaws though like sending his bride to a spot where she coudl be attacked by incoming enemy troops but all is good . The characters are great on their own but together they are pretty awesome . There are a few characters that they meet and either help them or try and kill them a time or two

    I sat down and started reading this book in the evening, I couldn't put it down . Its a fun little read that will have you reading until you are done . There is a rollercoaster ride of emotions that go on while you read this book.  You will have to laugh and wipe a tear away . There is just one thing I wish it was just a little longer to really get into the characters and the story . Over all i really enjoyed this story and  I can't wait to read the rest of the books in the series . So if you want a great fantasy book that  you can read in an afternoon poolside  I say put this one on your summer reading list . 
                                         

Friday, May 17, 2019

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY: Welcome to Friday and I have the second book in Daughters of the Moon series . ARAPHEL by Matthew S Cox .                             BOOK...

WELCOME TO FRIDAY

Welcome to Friday and I have the second book in Daughters of the Moon series . ARAPHEL by Matthew S Cox .

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Sometimes, the best thing a girl has to look forward to is killing someone.

When she learned the truth behind her father’s death, Risa Black thought she’d given up on revenge. After an unknown enemy takes the life of someone dear to her, revenge is all that keeps her going. While hunting for the assassins, she uncovers a web of espionage and deceit that destroys her sense of everything she knew. Her idealism tarnished, her drive to free Mars from Earth gives way to something more personal: the need to protect a child.

It soon becomes clear she’s in over her head. Consumed by the sorrow of loss, she accepts a mission from the Martian Liberation Front, not caring it’s a one-way ticket. Desperate to uncover the truth hidden behind all the lies, she hopes to find answers in a place that should not exist: Araphel.

The home of the angel Raziel.


                            MY REVIEW 
      When you loose someone dear to you what do you do . Revenge is all that Risa Black can think of. Risa is all about trying to find out the assassins that killed her dear friend . But when a child becomes involved all her revenge goes to the way side and all she can think about is protecting this child . Then the assignment comes up that she does because she is over come and isn't thinking right . All she wants is answers but she might not find them but it could cost her, her life . 

    The characters in the second book are most definitely getting more and more complex. Risa has lost it all in the first book and we see that at the beginning of this book . She is lost and ready do dangerous things . Its like she has given up . Then we see her grow a bit after she finds Kree . She goes into protective mode and will do almost anything to keep her safe .She is like a fighting machine ready to take down anyone that come anywhere near the child .  She is getting stronger and stronger towards the end of the book . She is just a fighting machine.  Kree is well she is a sweet child that is hiding something horrible . She clings to Risa and doesn't want to let her go . I just wanted to wrap her up and hug her tight and tell her everything will be ok .  We also get introduced to Saris and Chaia . They are so fun to read .   I truly love all these characters they really grow on you, 

   I will say when I sat down to read this book I was wondering how Risa was going to take the death of her friend . The author picked up where the first book left off and it took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. There were parts of the book where I was just wanting to take all the characters and wrap them up in fuzzy blankets and hug them all tight and tell them life will be ok .  This was a faster read then in book one . There is a lot more action and it will hold your attention all the way through. I will just tell you to do up your seat belt when you start reading this book cause it will blow you away . I was on the edge of my seat most of the time through out this book . So if you like sci fi with a dash of cyber punk check out this series for your summer reading list

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Books to curl up with: WE MADE IT TO THURSDAY

Books to curl up with: WE MADE IT TO THURSDAY: WOOOHOOOO it is Thursday or as I like to say its Friday Junior . Today I am going to review TALES OF TOONOPOLIS  by Jeremy Rodden         ...

WE MADE IT TO THURSDAY

WOOOHOOOO it is Thursday or as I like to say its Friday Junior . Today I am going to review TALES OF TOONOPOLIS  by Jeremy Rodden

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Author Note: This collection contains previously published Toonopolis stories, collected into one volume for the first time!
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Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.

In this collection, you will find short stories and novellas telling side-stories and adventures from minor characters met in the Toonopolis Files novels. From Candemons to antiheroes to demonic toasters to steampunk heroines, there is a wide range of tales within these pages!

Delve into the infinite world of Toonopolis and see how diverse and wild the cartoon universe can be. Even if you've never read the Toonopolis Files novels, you can still read and enjoy these stories as your first taste of Toonopolis!

List Of Stories


"Where Do Our Ideas Go?": flash fiction introducing the concept of creation impermanence inside the Tooniverse.

"The Legend of the Chucacabra": campfire-style short story telling the legend of the Chucacabra in the Westoria section of the cartoon city.

"How To Create A Villain or Let Sleeping Candemons Lie": a sweet sixteen party goes wrong when Roy G. Biv invites the Candemon to the party... and he is less than welcome!

Anchihiiroo - Origin of an Antihero: In Animetown, there exists an antihero like none other. This novella tells the story of Yoshi of Higeki, who would become Anchihiiroo and one of the rogues Gemini faced in Toonopolis: Gemini.

"The Grave Little Toaster": a short-story in the Suburbia section of Toonopolis, wherein a bumbling suburban couple summons a demon to kill their neighbors... from inside a toaster.

Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste Wellspring: In this novella set in the Steamport section of the city, learn how a simple toymaker's daughter turns a routine scavenging mission into the biggest adventure Steamport has seen in a decade!


                       MY REVIEW 
   This is a volume of short stories and fan fiction . It introduces us to all the cities of Toonopolis and the characters that inhabit them .  
 We start off with Where Do our ideas go which is a fun cute read that will have you thinking about the concept of creation and what to do with it .  Then we go to the Misanthrope Beechworth & The Dustwaste .  Where we are taken on a grand adventure through Steamport .  Each story is well written and the characters are well thought out and complex .

   When I started reading this book I was wondering what the author was going to do . As I read I really got involved with each area of Toonopolis . The author shows us the diversity of each area of Toonopolis . Each story had a moral behind it but it never got preachy in any way . The author handled it with laughter and smiles . I still really say that these books need to be in comic form  It would be fun to see the characters in comic form as they go through their stories . I think my all time favourite story is THE GRAVE LITTLE TOASTER . I  mean who doesn't want to summon a demon from their toaster. You have to read the story to find out what I am talking about . I laughed so hard through that one  This is another great book for your kids summer reading list . Add it to the list . 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

WELCOME TO WEDNESDAY

 Finally on line but welcome to Wednesday today I have a great children's author for you  Eileen Hobbs and her second book THE HEATH COUSINS AND THE KINGSGATE BRIDGE


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    Addie B. and her cousins are back in the second book of the Heath Cousins series! The Heath Cousins and the Moonstone Cave introduced readers to Addie B. and her cousins, Jack, Bodie, and Beanie, when the kids traveled to the otherworldly Garden of Choice and encountered new friends and adventures. The Heath Cousins and the Kingsgate Bridge brings Addie B., Jack, Beanie, and Bodie back to the Garden of Choice—and this time, it’s to help their friend Gemma. Addie B. receives a mysterious note from a girl in China named Mai Li. Gemma, the kind woman from the Garden of Choice, is in trouble, and she needs Addie and her cousins to come back to her world to help. Will Addie B. and her cousins be able to find their way back to the Garden of Choice—and to help Gemma before it’s too late? You’ll have to read to find out!


                          MY REVIEW 
    Addie and her cousins are back and its just before Christmas . Jack, Bodie and Beanie are back to help out . This book takes the gang back to the Garden of Choice this time to help Gemma . After receiveing a strange letter from a young girl in China asking Addie to come back and help Gemma. They gladly go but will they be able to find their way back and will they be able to help Gemma before its too late .

   The gang is back and just as cute as ever . Addie takes the lead and helps the cousins through the perils of being a kid .  She is sweet and brave and oh so kind . She is fearless though out the whole book . I truly like her she is such a great leader .  Jack and Bodie seem to grow up just a little in this book . They become a fearless heros that will help Addie out so much . Beanie well i just love him he is sweet and innocent and just wants to make sure he is home for Christmas .  Gemma is a force to be reckoned with she is tough and sweet and Addie's best friend . There are a few new characters that we meet and you will like them or not . But all the characters are very well written  

    This is the second book in the series and i enjoyed it as much as i enjoyed the first one . Yes i know it is written for children but I really liked it . It was a nice sweet read that will have your kids on the edge of your seats the whole time they are reading . The characters are well written and sweet . You will like them also . So i will say put this on your kids summer reading list . They will love it . 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO TUESDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO TUESDAY: Welcome to Tuesday all , today I have another new to me author Jeremy Rodden and his first book TOONOPOLIS GEMINI ( Toonopolis Files book on...

WELCOME TO TUESDAY

Welcome to Tuesday all , today I have another new to me author Jeremy Rodden and his first book TOONOPOLIS GEMINI ( Toonopolis Files book one )


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Toonopolis is a cartoon city that is home to the thoughts and ideas of all sentient beings in the universe. As the center of the Tooniverse, it acts as an other-worldly rest stop for these creations.

Gemini is a teenage human boy who is thrust into Toonopolis through his father's scientific research program. He loses part of himself in the process and immediately begins a quest to regain his lost memories with the help of his Tooniverse guide named Jimbob the Talking Eggplant.

After an altercation with a mysterious Shadowy Figure, Gemini's mission is changed, an he begins a new quest to defeat Shadowy Figure and protect Toonopolis from his nefarious destruction. Along the way, he meets new friends, discovers just how diverse and strange Toonopolis is, and learns lessons about compassion, forgiveness, redemption, and being true to oneself.


                            MY REVIEW 
   Toonopolis is a town in the Tooniverse that is created by all the thoughts and ideas of all beings in the universe. Gemini is well lets say thrust right into the middle of Toonopolis . Where he looses part of himself and starts out to find that missing part with his Tooniverse guide Jimbob the talking eggplant . Yes people i said talking eggplant . But after running into a shadowy figure his quest has changed to find the shadow figure . Along the way he meets new friends and finds out how diverse Toonopolis actually is . 

   Oh my goodness how do describe these characters. They are fun and complex . Gemini a young teenager who is quirky and wants to help, he is like the quaint essential teen ager of the past . He really wants to help out while in Toonopolis he seems to grow up a little . He comes out as being a hero of the story . He finds that there are more important things in life like friends and family . With each visit to each city he finds out more and more about Toonopolis . I really liked him . Now lets talk JImbob omg i have never laughed so hard as soon as i found out he was a talking eggplant . He was like jimney cricket on Gemini's shoulder sometimes and other times he is getting Gemini in trouble . There are so many other characters that you will love . They all add to each village in Toonopolis and try and teach a lesson or two on the way . 

    OMG I would love to see this in comic form . The story is hilarious and the characters are so much fun to read . I read this book in an evening I couldn't put it down , i was turning pages for like over an hour . The author takes us on a fun filled ride through a town and an universe that every kid would love to visit . There is throw backs to good ole saturday morning cartoons with this book . You will laugh hysterically and cheer for Gemini and Jimbob . I strongly suggest that you get your kids to read this book on their summer reading list . They will love it and so will you . 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO MONDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO MONDAY: Well its back the dreaded MONDAY  today I have a new to me author Jane Suen and her 2 book series . FLOWERS IN DECEMBER and COMING HOME . ...

WELCOME TO MONDAY

Well its back the dreaded MONDAY  today I have a new to me author Jane Suen and her 2 book series . FLOWERS IN DECEMBER and COMING HOME .


BOOK ONE                 BOOK BLURB


   
Readers’ Favorite gave FLOWERS in DECEMBER five-stars. “Someone who knows what it's like to lose a parent will find a lot to relate to in this book.”

A MAN GOES HOME TO BURY HIS MOTHER BUT FINDS HIMSELF.

Connor Norton returns to his hometown, following the death of his mother, knowing that he will have to confront personal feelings of guilt and regret. It is a place he has barely set foot in for the past 20 years.

Caught in the period of his life where the vibrancy of youth has diminished and the prospect of becoming middle-aged is looming, Connor finds that he is suddenly alone in the world and must somehow reshape his future and face his own mortality.

With only Tom, the family’s orange tabby cat, as his constant companion, he considers new possibilities and new directions. But will Connor be able to lay the ghosts of his past to rest? And will his return later, to the place he once called home, be enough to let him break free from the remorse which he has carried since he was 18?

In this tender, heartwarming portrait of a man who finds himself trapped between his past, his present and the future, where will this new journey lead Connor and what will the future hold when he gets there?

                        MY REVIEW 
   When Connor comes home to bury his mother , he finds more then just the memories of his mother . He finds himself in the process .. Through the friends and family that surrounds him and helps him through . 
   The characters in this book are well sweet and kind . Conner is well he is just a guy who works hard and hasn't been home . He is wracked with guilt over things that have happened .  Eva and Mary anne are sweet characters that come and help him . My favourite character is Tom the family cat he is just well a cat . 
   This is a sweet story about a man that finds himself through sorrow . I did like this book and yes there is a but coming . I honestly can tell you that I really didn't dislike this story but there are parts of the  book that came off really naïve and other parts of the book that had great potential .  Its a very short book so there is potential to build on the characters and the story line  Over all I did enjoy the story and the characters .and it would be a good beach read for you summer reading list . 


BOOK 2                  BOOK BLURB

   
Sometimes you have to leave home to find your way back. To one small town. One magical Christmas.

Connor Norton returns to his childhood home for the holidays, still grieving after his mother’s recent death. Tom, her orange tabby cat, is with him.

He runs into Alana, the estranged daughter of his next-door neighbor Dottie who is struggling to come to terms with the devastating secret that tore her family apart.

Mary Ann has everything she wants … except for that special someone. Now Connor’s back in town, but is he too late?

Hope, love, and the power of forgiveness. Anything can happen—when you least expect it. During one magical holiday, their lives intersect in a way that changes them forever.

Get "Coming Home" today!


                        MY REVIEW 

   In book two its has been 4 months since Conner left for the city with Tom.  Its Christmas eve and all Conner wants is to spend time with Tom and just grieve for his mother  when he runs into the estranged daughter of his mom's neighbour, Alana who is back in town to heal the rift between her and Dottie. Mary Ann has it going on right now her floral shop is doing great and she want more but the one she wanted has left her for 4 months and she is moving on . Here is to hope love and second chances . 

   The characters in the second book are getting better  They don't come off as naïve as they did in the first book . Also other characters are up front and taking charge in this book . Alana is the young girl from next door but she has had a hard past so you can feel it. and Mary Ann actually has a big part in this book also . She is torn between two men , the man Ron who was around for as long as she can remember and the man, Conner who just up and left her . You really see her grow in this book . 

  The author ties this story in with the wonderfulness of Christmas .I will say I did like this story a lot more then book one . Yes there is a but coming , I just wish the author would evolve the characters more . There is so much more that the author could do with the characters and also the Christmas season . I did like the story line and I do love Christmas . This is a very fast read good for the beach so if you want a fast read check it out . 


  Over all I did enjoy these books and would like to say if you are looking for a fast summer read you can add these to your summer reading list 

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Books to curl up with: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ALL: Welcome to Sunday and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOMS . Today I have a new to me author. C.R Robertson and the book DRAGONS OF DESTINY (T...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY ALL

Welcome to Sunday and HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO ALL MOMS . Today I have a new to me author. C.R Robertson and the book DRAGONS OF DESTINY (The Gaian Otherworld book one )

                            BOOK BLURB 

 

DRAGONS OF DESTINY

Magic is real and lives among us.

Several billion years ago the goddess Gaia created the earth, bequeathing her greatest gift – magical beings that formed the Seelie and the Unseelie fae courts.

Relationships are prohibited between the fae clans - but then the forbidden fruit is always the sweetest and hardest to obtain.

Ruben is a high-level mage of the dark fae, Allura belongs to the light fae. From the moment Ruben first set eyes on Allura she captivates him until he is willing to risk everything to possess her.

Her touch inflames him, releasing more than just white-hot passion when his hidden dragon emerges to claim his fated mate. All rules are burnt to ash when the dragons emerge to protect the earth from the greatest threat in over a thousand years.

Take a heart-stopping plunge into a hidden magical kingdom.

***WARNING*** Includes a kick-ass, sarcastic, deadly hero who is determined to claim his fated mate no matter who he has to smite along the way.

Dragons of Destiny is the first in The Gaian Otherworld and although the foundation of the series, it can be read as a stand-alone paranormal romance.

                         MY REVIEW 

  
    When the goddess Gaia created the earth she gave us the most beautiful of all creatures the magical kind . We have the seelie and the unseelie courts in the fae world . When the relationships between clans are prohibited but when you want something you will do anything to get that forbidden fruit . When Ruben a mage for the dark fae meets Allura who is part of the light fae . The attraction is undeniable and he will do anything to claim her Will Ruben be able to claim her just as his dragon has done or will they be burned as the dragons rise to protect the earth from the evil that is coming 
  
    The characters in this book are actually kind of fascinating . We enter a new universe full of Greek and Roman Gods . We also get to meet Ruben and his mate Allura . Oh my what can i say about Ruben, well he is sarcastic no holds barred hero who will do almost anything to will get his fated mate come crook or by hook . I must say i really liked Ruben he is rough and gruff and honestly doesn't take no for an answer .  Allura is well lets say she is kind of like Ruben but she is light fae . They are such a strong set of characters that really balance each other out . I really like them together as a couple, even though Allura seems to fight Ruben the whole way . There are so many other characters in this story that help them out on their quest . 

    When I sat down to read this story I was like I am not sure what I am getting myself into .I started reading and was pleasantly surprised, the story is fast paced and had me turning pages really fast . The characters were well written and the story moved along nicely . Then the twists and turns start and you start going whoa when did that happen and wow how are they going to get out of this one . I was pleasantly surprised I enjoyed this story. So if you want a fun read check it out and add it to your summer reading list