Friday, October 27, 2023

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO FRIDAY:   Good afternoon my peeps, we made it to Friday and I hope you are all ready for a good weekend with some good books . Today I have for you ...

WELCOME TO FRIDAY

  Good afternoon my peeps, we made it to Friday and I hope you are all ready for a good weekend with some good books . Today I have for you book 6 in the Trailer Park Vampires series . TRAPPERS AND TROLLS by Hp Mallory and JR Rain. It is the last book in the series . 


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 When it rains, it pours…

Things in Windy Ridge are never calm, but they seem to just be getting worse.

When kids in town start disappearing during a couple of football games, I can’t tell if whatever’s come for them did so by air or underground.

That’s the raining part. And what about the pouring part? Well…

Alton’s still trying to make a ‘relationship’ with me,

Dean’s in all kinds of a bad mood,

Sicily and Mason keep making cow eyes at each other,

And Karen freaking Dooley is still as much a thorn in my side as she ever was.

I’m thinking it’s about time I got me a dang umbrella…



                   MY REVIEW 

  Welcome back to Windy Ridge where everything isn't like it is suppose to be. Everyone is still trying to get their feet under them after the fog changed them all. Twila is caught between two men . Her ex who wants to get back together and the man who has her heart Dean the police chief. Then there is her daughter and Dean's nephew , Mason are having all kinds of feelings for each other. When the football players start disappearing it is up to Twila and her gang of misfits to figure out what or who is making them disappear . If that isn't all that is happening Karen Dooley is driving Twila crazy with her orders and shifty attitude . 


   Twila and the gang are back and there is tension in town. Everyone just seems to be on edge. Twila is as busy as ever but there are moments she is acting like an over protective mom to everyone around her. She will have to put everything aside to figure out what is going on. She is the glue that honestly holding everyone together and ready to get to the bottom of things .  Alton is well he is trying to be the guy that Twila wants but to no avail. She just wants to be friends and he wants more. He is such a sweet guy but sometimes he is kind of a pain in the butt. He doesn't understand why he can't be with Twila. Dean is well he is such a sweet guy and knows Twila well and wants her so badly. They are so good together and really need to be together they know each other very well . Each of these characters are very well written and complex . You will love them and want to be their friends . 


  I am kind of sad that this is the last book in the series . These characters have grown since the first book and you really get to see them as a family that will do anything for each other. The authors really made Windy Ridge a real home for the characters and you really get to enjoy them all. This would be a fun quick series to read for the Halloween season. Check it out I promise you will love it.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Books to curl up with: HAPPY TUESDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY TUESDAY ALL:   Good morning my peeps, well woke up to it snowing on the farm today so it is a great day to curl up and read. Today I have for you book 27...

HAPPY TUESDAY ALL

  Good morning my peeps, well woke up to it snowing on the farm today so it is a great day to curl up and read. Today I have for you book 27 in the Haven Hollow series . GYPSY GOLD  by Hp Mallory and JR Rain. 


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 So, it’s official: Andre and I are now an item. How do I feel about it? Excited and just a little nervous. Okay, a lot nervous—what if I mess this up?

I’ve promised myself that I won’t focus on the negative! Instead, I’m trying not to be too depressed because Andre is leaving Haven Hollow for a few weeks.

Why? Because he’s a traveling Magician.

As a goodbye present, I’ve whipped up a potion I haven’t made in a long while: Gypsy Gold. I figure it will make an impressive stage trick when he’s able to turn things into fool’s gold!

But after Andre leaves town (taking with him the Gypsy Gold), things around Haven Hollow start turning into gold…

And, of course, I can’t help but wonder if my potion has something to do with it.

When word spreads that a tree in the middle of Main Street has been turned into solid gold, everyone descends on our small town, trying to get a piece of the treasure.

And that’s not all. Soon, there are robberies occurring all over town.

But worst of all? A social media influencer and ghost hunter named Kenzie Chase appears in Haven Hollow, determined to unlock the secrets of our town…




                    MY REVIEW 


 Welcome back to Haven Hollow, things have been pretty normal around town, Poppy is blissfully in love with Andre and Finn is doing great . Until the day gold plants start showing up around town and no one knows how it is happening. When it gets out that a tree  has turned to solid gold the town is covered with people trying to get a piece of the tree. Then it gets worse when a social media influencer and so called ghost hunter names Kenzie Chase shows up and she is determined on figuring out Haven Hollow . Will the council be able to keep this under wraps and will Poppy figure it out before all is lost, With the help of Wanda her best friend she just might have a chance.


Poppy and the gang are back and funnier then ever . Poppy well she is falling in love with her soulmate even though they are taking it slow and Finn is growing up so fast too . He is the sweetest teen you could imagine and wants to help out his friend who is basically being bullied by a teacher. His magic does complicate things a bit, but he won't let that stop him. We also get to meet a new character Kenzie Chase , she is an influencer on social media and a self proclaimed ghost hunter . She comes off as kind of arrogant sometimes and just wants to out Haven Hollow. She won't let up till all is revealed but you know Roy and the gang they won't let that happen . Anytime you put Wanda and Poppy together you are in for such a laugh fest. I absolutely adore these characters there is never a dull moment. 


 This is a fun read that will have you laughing all the way through. The characters are more like friends now that I truly adore.  The authors just take the characters to fun new levels of hilarity. I love reading this series its like old home week when I see they have a new book coming out. They are such fun read each book features a character so they never become dull . This is a fun series to read when you just want a get away for awhile and loose yourself in a book that has a fun time . So check it out if you want a fun fast read . 

Friday, October 20, 2023

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO MADE IT TO FRIDAY

Books to curl up with: WOOHOO MADE IT TO FRIDAY:   Good afternoon my peeps, hope you are all ready for the weekend. If you are looking for a great book to read this weekend I have for you H...

WOOHOO MADE IT TO FRIDAY

  Good afternoon my peeps, hope you are all ready for the weekend. If you are looking for a great book to read this weekend I have for you HOMICIDAL INNOCENCE by VJ Lee. 


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 What happens when your learned behavior is murder?

From a young age, I thought killing was normal.

Then I was taken away.

They tried to fix me.

They failed.

They thought changing my identity and giving me a fresh start in a new town would help.                         They were wrong.
They tried to cast out the demons lurking within my mind.
It didn’t work.
The demons demand satisfaction, regardless of who must die.

Diamond Valley, the land of silicone and plastic, is now my hunting ground.
I take the most beautiful of all, turning them into my trophies—like beautiful butterflies on display for eternity, encased in glass and metal.

The ones I don’t deem worthy are found in the most gruesome ways, for all to see what’s truly on the 
 

Everyone can and will perish in the most horrific ways if we deem it so—except for the most beautiful inside and out. Maya Archer will always be ours—mine and the demons within me.

Detective Cole Silverthorne has spent his entire career chasing me. He has no idea how close I truly am, or that he’s falling in love with what’s mine, which will never do.

Once a killer, always a killer.

                      MY REVIEW 
  Diamond Valley is a place where the rich come to live and play. Where nannies are abundant and they all want to marry the rich guy. Except Maya Archer, she is not like the other nannies around, she generally cares for the child she is minding and wants to keep him safe.  One day she meets a shy dad and his twins at the park where her and the kids start to form a friendship. Things are going great until nannies are going missing and the house of the people she nannies for goes up in flames.  She meets detective Cole Silverthorne a hot cop who has been on this case for a long time. Together they are trying to find out who the killer is and why he is targeting Maya. If they keep their heads about themselves they just might come out of this alive. 
   Ok this is one of those books that you go into and think ok i can figure out who the killer is and why they are doing it . But the characters are well written and complex . Maya is one of those characters that  is sweet and oh so kind, she reminds me of Mary Poppins in a way . There is an underlying strength to her though that will help her get through the worst time of her life. When everyone is against her we see her grow and become a strong woman who will not be pushed around by anyone man nor child. Cole Silverthorne is a hard as nails detective who well doesn't always play by the books by letting relationships get in the way. He is sexy and debonair but he can really be a twit every now and then.  He does need a good smack every now and then. He does eventually come around and become the hero that everyone needs him to be. John the nerdy hot next door neighbor is well he is one of those guys who is quiet but he knows more then he is letting on. You really can't trust him but you are also lulled into the quiet of him and his kids . There are also some secondary characters the nannies who I like to call the mean girl club which just adds to the story cause you just don't know what is going to happen and if any of them will survive. 
 This is one of those books where you sit down and start reading and you can't put it down . I am usually good at figuring out the bad guy but this book had me baffled. The twists and turns through out had me second guessing myself quite a few times. The characters are so well written and complex you can't help but not like them.  There is a great mystery. romance and a lot of he said she said that goes on in this book .  The author really did me in with this book , I was really wondering what goes on in her mind. So if you want a good mystery with lots of intrigue check it out . I promise you will love it


Monday, October 16, 2023

Books to curl up with: HAPPY MONDAY ALL

Books to curl up with: HAPPY MONDAY ALL:   Good Monday morning my peeps, I hope your weekend was great and you got some good books read. Today I have for you book 4 in the Harland C...

HAPPY MONDAY ALL

  Good Monday morning my peeps, I hope your weekend was great and you got some good books read. Today I have for you book 4 in the Harland Creek Mystery quilters THE MYSTERY OF THE LOG CABIN  by Jodi Allen Brice. 


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 Hi, I’m Dove Agnew and let me tell you, it’s been a year in the small Southern town of Harland Creek.

Just when I thought I could take a break from solving murders and sort out my emotions, fate had other plans. Dean, my ex-boyfriend and local chief of police, confessed that he still had feelings for me. Unable to resist our emotional connection, we began meeting in secret around town to talk, but our meetings often led to passionate and guilt-ridden kisses.
Dean suggested we escape to his secluded log cabin for some much-needed privacy and to resolve our complicated situation. Hoping for a peaceful getaway, we expected heart-to-heart conversations to make sense of our emotions. However, our romantic intentions were shattered when, on our first night at the cabin, we opened the door to discover Luke Merriweather, a local resident, lifeless on our doorstep with an arrow in his chest.
As the small town's law enforcement struggles to uncover the truth, a cloud of suspicion hangs over certain residents, each of whom becomes a potential suspect.
I turn to my tribe of mystery quilters, a tight-knit group of amateur sleuths who excel in piecing together puzzles, both in fabrics and in investigations. Among them is Petunia, a quirky pet goat with an uncanny knack for sniffing out clues. Together, we must dig into the tangled web of secrets, lies, and hidden motives that lie beneath the surface of our seemingly idyllic small town.
As the investigation deepens, my team and I soon realize that the mystery surrounding Luke Merriweather’s death is far more complex than we ever anticipated. Each revelation uncovers long-buried secrets and exposes unexpected connections between the town's inhabitants. As we encounter unexpected twists and threats, we must decipher the clues to unmask the true culprit and bring justice to our community.
In "The Mystery of the Log Cabin," I learn that the line between friends and enemies in a small town can blur, making it challenging to trust anyone.


                      MY REVIEW 
  Dove is back with her gang of quilters and Petunia. Dove is trying to figure out her relationship with Dean after he declares his love for her and then broke up with his girlfriend. She is worried about her reputation of being a home wrecker . So they decide to go to his cabin for the weekend so they can talk and not even an hour into their weekend  a dead body ends up on Dean's door step. They are thrown into another mystery and her group of quilters are ready to figure out the mysteries of Luke Merriweather and who would want to kill him. With their help Dove might figure out more then the mystery maybe she can finally figure out her feelings and why she is hiding them from people in the small town she lives in. 

 I absolutely love Dove and the gang , they are so much fun to hang out with. Even though Dove is being struck with a bout of conscious about her feeling for Dean. There are moments where you just want to shake her and tell her that Dean is the one for her. She is such a sweet woman and a great detective when things go awry. Dean well he has the patience of a saint when it comes to Dove. He loves her and has always loved her even when they broke up. He is sweet and sexy and just an all around good guy. The quilting ladies are also back and honestly funnier then ever . My favourite character is Petunia the goat who loves to help out the ladies even if she gets car sick. She brings a bit of happiness to everyone she comes in contact with.

  I absolutely adore this series , it involves mystery, humor and a dash of romance. There is no lack of suspects and the twists and turns will have you trying to figure out who did it . The author takes us on a laugh out loud ride through out this book. The characters are well written and complex and you can't help but fall in love with them. It is a great afternoon read that I couldn't put down.  I would read the other books before diving into this one so you can get to know the characters and their quirks and then dive into this one . So if you want a sweet story and mystery all rolled into one check it out .

Friday, October 13, 2023

Books to curl up with: ITS FRIDAY THE 13th

Books to curl up with: ITS FRIDAY THE 13th:   Good morning my peeps, hope you all had a great week its Friday and the 13th to top it off. So I have a book for you that will make you th...

ITS FRIDAY THE 13th

  Good morning my peeps, hope you all had a great week its Friday and the 13th to top it off. So I have a book for you that will make you think differently about the beauty industry. ROUGE  by Mona Awad


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   For as long as she can remember, Belle has been insidiously obsessed with her skin and skincare videos. When her estranged mother Noelle mysteriously dies, Belle finds herself back in Southern California, dealing with her mother’s considerable debts and grappling with lingering questions about her death. The stakes escalate when a strange woman in red appears at the funeral, offering a tantalizing clue about her mother’s demise, followed by a cryptic video about a transformative spa experience. With the help of a pair of red shoes, Belle is lured into the barbed embrace of La Maison de M├ęduse, the same lavish, culty spa to which her mother was devoted. There, Belle discovers the frightening secret behind her (and her mother’s) obsession with the mirror—and the great shimmering depths (and demons) that lurk on the other side of the glass.

Snow White meets Eyes Wide Shut in this surreal descent into the dark side of beauty, envy, grief, and the complicated love between mothers and daughters. With black humor and seductive horror, Rouge explores the cult-like nature of the beauty industry—as well as the danger of internalizing its pitiless gaze. Brimming with California sunshine and blood-red rose petals, Rouge holds up a warped mirror to our relationship with mortality, our collective fixation with the surface, and the wondrous, deep longing that might lie beneath.

                        MY REVIEW 
        For as long as Belle can remember she has been hooked on skin care regimes and how to videos. When her mom dies in California she is out of her element figuring out all her mothers debts and trying to figure out her mother's unexplained death. Things go from bad to worse when a woman in red shows up at the funeral and offers Belle a chance of a lifetime. With the help of a pair of red shoes she enters a world where beauty is the only thing that is important and what below the surface isn't wanted.
  This is one those books that the characters are so varied and you want to hug them all. Belle is a girl who has been insecure her whole life . She felt that she wasn't good enough so she religiously took care of her skin and wanted that perfect glow. She falls under the spell of how a perfect woman should be. She is does come out the other side but is she better for it or will she find herself in the same boat as her mother and obsessed with the mirrors and watch her beauty fade as time goes by. 
  This is the first novel I have read from this author and from chapter one I was pulled into a world where beauty is everything and no one sees beyond that . The author really turns the beauty industry on its side. It shows how unrealistic the beauty industry is and what women would do to try and get that perfect look that is unattainable. This book is equal parts , horror, dark comedy and entertaining .Keeps you on the edge of your seat through out and you really start to feel for the main character. This author writes intelligent thought provoking stories and can't wait to read more from this author. Check it out it would be a great Halloween read 

Monday, October 9, 2023

Books to curl up with: HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Books to curl up with: HAPPY THANKSGIVING:   Good morning my peeps. well it is Thanksgiving weekend here on the farm. Its been busy cooking and baking oh and eating. I did have time t...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

  Good morning my peeps. well it is Thanksgiving weekend here on the farm. Its been busy cooking and baking oh and eating. I did have time to actually sit down and read the last book in the Gwen's Ghosts series  WAKE THE DEAD by Hp Mallory and J.R Rain, 


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 The circus has come to Morley.

And, along with it, my newest mystery to solve…

While in the middle of a performance, the ringmaster, Argos the Magnificent, dies a very mysterious death involving a cannon stunt gone wrong.

Now, it’s up to me, my ghostly pal, Petra, and a slew of circus ghosts to try to find out whodunit.

It doesn’t help that Inspector Lean is on the case and questioning my every inclination as he always does.

And it also doesn’t help my new relationship with Leo that Bastian Chambon seems to be everywhere I am.

And what’s more? I find myself enjoying Bastian’s company.

Between circus murders, ghosts and two determined men, I can’t seem to get a break.



                  MY REVIEW

  

    Gwen finally is thinking that she just might have things under control. She is dating a sweet guy , Leo and everything is going great until they have a date to go to the circus. The ringmaster and magician is murdered in a freak cannon mishap. Together with Petra, Gwen is thrust into another mystery.  Along with Bastian the man who wants her as his own and trying not to step on Inspector Leon's toes . Gwen is going to join the circus and figure out who killed the ringmaster and why they killed him. 


  Gwen and the gang are back and honestly funnier then ever . When you think she has it all together, things just seem to get worse and worse for poor Gwen. She finally found the man she wants to spend time with and then is thrown into a mystery with the man who flirts with her and wants to basically conquer her . She is feistier and more determined to get things solved for everyone involved. Leo is still the sweetest guy in the world, he truly likes Gwen and wants to keep her safe  Bastian well he is still a cad who just wants to have a good time. He really tries to come between Leo and Gwen thinking that he is better then the blacksmith.  Each character as grown and become like friends that you can't wait to see again. 


 This is the 6th and final book in the series . it is a fun read with lots of action and some romance mixed in. I am kind of sad to see this book be the last installment honestly I did try and read it slowly but alas it was too much fun and I couldn't put it down. The characters are well written and you will fall for them .  There is mystery. intrigue and romance all mixed in for a wonderful read . So if you want a fun series for this spooky season check it out . You will love it I guarantee it .  

Monday, October 2, 2023

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO OCTOBER

Books to curl up with: WELCOME TO OCTOBER:   Good morning my peeps well we are now into hot chocolate and sweater months. Welcome to October its time to fill your kindles with some fu...

WELCOME TO OCTOBER

  Good morning my peeps well we are now into hot chocolate and sweater months. Welcome to October its time to fill your kindles with some fun books to read while the weather turns cold . Today I have for you book 33 in the Haven Hollow series . ENCHANTED EMPORUIM by Hp Mallory and JR Rain 


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 Hi, my name is Lydia, and I’m a gypsy.

Or, I was a gypsy. Now, I’m not really sure what I am.

What I do know is that I’m in trouble.

That’s the reason why I’m in the process of moving to Haven Hollow: because I need the safety and protection only a hollow can offer.

After a witch named Indigo walked into my occult shop and literally blew up, her soul affixed itself to mine, and now I’m basically possessed.

To make matters worse? Whoever was responsible for Indigo going ‘boom’ knows she’s not exactly dead and gone.

Which means he’s now after me.

As if I didn’t have enough on my plate with a divorce that’s been dragging out for the last three years, and a struggling business.

Now, I’m just trying to stay alive.

Good thing my realtor, the very sexy Angelo Stendham, is looking out for me because I know nothing about this world of supernatural monsters of which I’m now a member.




                  MY REVIEW 

   Welcome back to the hollow where the magical community is tight knit and for Lydia she was ready for a brand new start where noone knew her and where she might get her book store up and running again. But like with everything in life things don't always go as planned . Lydian is a gypsy and well honestly she also has a witch living in her body with her and an ex that is driving her crazy and now she is trying to stay alive . Angelo is the one thing that is there to help her out and when she is taken and almost sold at a supernatural black market auction. Things won't be the same when the gang from Haven Hollow come to the rescue.  


 Well when you think you couldn't have a new read in a series poof we get a new book with new characters to add to the universe .  In this book we get to meet Lydia and Indigo a gypsy and a witch that are trapped together in Lydia's body after something horrific happens . Lydia is well she is a wall flower who seems to be having the worse time of her life. She doesn't really know what or who she is but when push comes to shove she is a fighter. Angelo is back and yes he is still as cocky as ever but we actually get to see a different side to him. A side that isn't all for show and isn't trying to bed every woman in town, he is an incubus so it is easy for him . Fifi and the gang are back to help find Lydia and save her. It is great to see the characters we love become more complex you just fall for them even more and Angelo is fast becoming one of those characters that you will fall in love with. 


  This is one of those reads that you can sit down and read in an afternoon. The characters are well loved its like going back home to greet them all. Haven Hollow is like one of those small towns that you just drive through and fall in love with. Even with the supernatural beings that are living there . The authors are always finding ways to expand the universe but always keeping it centered on the Hollow and its residents . The characters are well written and you see them evolve and grow through each story that is told . Reading each book is like going home to see friends and family. If you want a fun read check out this series , you will have a fun time . Great for your fall reading list