Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (50) A Curse So Dark and Lonely




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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 



Fall in love, break the curse.

It once seemed so easy to Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall. Cursed by a powerful enchantress to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he knew he could be saved if a girl fell for him. But that was before he learned that at the end of each autumn, he would turn into a vicious beast hell-bent on destruction. That was before he destroyed his castle, his family, and every last shred of hope.

Nothing has ever been easy for Harper Lacy. With her father long gone, her mother dying, and her brother barely holding their family together while constantly underestimating her because of her cerebral palsy, she learned to be tough enough to survive. But when she tries to save someone else on the streets of Washington, DC, she’s instead somehow sucked into Rhen’s cursed world.

Break the curse, save the kingdom.

A prince? A monster? A curse? Harper doesn’t know where she is or what to believe. But as she spends time with Rhen in this enchanted land, she begins to understand what’s at stake. And as Rhen realizes Harper is not just another girl to charm, his hope comes flooding back. But powerful forces are standing against Emberfall . . . and it will take more than a broken curse to save Harper, Rhen, and his people from utter ruin. 

Why am I waiting? 

It is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast!!!!!! I am so there with bells on!  Besides if you have read Brigid Kemmerer before than you know that you are in for a good story.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (50) The Negotiator


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:


• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.


“I am not a thing for you two dogs to fight over. I am a woman with my own brain, my own will, and my own determination. Sawyer Carlyle, you might be giving me a paycheck, but you sure as hell didn’t buy me and you definitely don’t have the right to tell me who I can and cannot dance with—especially not when you are obviously more interested in your phone than the rest of the world around you.”


The Negotiator page 35


You gotta hand it to Clover- she knows how to put people in their place. Wonder what Sawyer is thinking about now...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (49) Moonlight Scandals

Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 




It takes a fearless woman to love the most scandalous man alive in New York Times Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s breathtaking novel 

Even a ghost hunter like Rosie Herpin couldn’t have foreseen the fateful meeting between two mourners that has brought her so intimately close to the notorious and seductive Devlin de Vincent. Everyone in New Orleans knows he’s heir to a dark family curse that both frightens and enthralls. To the locals, Devlin is the devil. To Rosie, he’s a man who’s stoking her wildest fantasies. When a brutal attack on her friend is linked to the de Vincents, he becomes a mystery she may be risking her life to solve. 


Devlin knows what he wants from this sexy and adventurous woman. But what does Rosie want from him? It’s a question that becomes more pressing—and more dangerous—when he suspects her of prying into the shadows of his past. 

Now, the legends surrounding the de Vincents may not be myths at all. But if she’s to discover the truth, she must follow them straight into the arms of the man she can’t resist—the handsome devil himself. 

Why am I waiting? 


Ummm…Have you read this series yet? If you haven’t than you need to. I have been dying to read Devlin’s story especially after what happened in the last book. I know no spoilers but dang I love Rosie and Devlin needs her in his life. Just like she needs him as a stabilizing factor in her life.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (49) Muffin Top


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

"Lucy Kavanagh, you're the kind of woman who makes m man so desperate he'll happily lose his ever-loving mind for the chance to touch you."

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Frankie had me at "Lucy". While others wouldn't take him home to meet the parents I would jump up and down with joy. He is just that awesome.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (48) Fire and Heist



Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.




In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a chance to gain power and acceptance within your family, and within society. But stealing your first treasure can be complicated, especially when you're a wyvern--a human capable of turning into a dragon.

Embarking on a life of crime is never easy, and Sky discovers secrets about her mother, who recently went missing, the real reason her boyfriend broke up with her, and a valuable jewel that could restore her family's wealth and rank in their community. 

With a handpicked crew by her side, Sky knows she has everything she needs to complete her first heist, and get her boyfriend and mother back in the process. But then she uncovers a dark truth about were-dragon society--a truth more valuable and dangerous than gold or jewels could ever be.

Why am I waiting? 


It is about dragon shifters. Of course I am waiting on it, biting nails waiting. The cover is amazing and really what could be more precious than gold.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (48) The Darkest Star


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

His stare met and latched on to mine. His pupils were black against the purple, the irises fuzzy. “I could do a lot of things. I have done a lot of things, and sometimes, I do hurt people,” he said quietly, softly. “But I could never hurt you.”

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If I didn't already adore Luc this scene would have done it for me. Dang...can he do intense.


"I like long walks in dark cemeteries and I want a pet llama before I die."

A llama?” 

“He’s a bit obsessed with llamas,” Luc chimed in. 

“Hell yeah. Who wouldn’t be? I mean, they’re like God got confused, you know? He already made horses and sheep, and decided, let’s mix that together, and voilĂ —you get a llama,” Kent explained. 

“Freaking ah-mazing. Have you ever met a llama?”

The Darkest Star Kindle Location 2712

Umm...yeah, this scene makes me want a Kent book.  Not sure if I still will at the end of the book but right now, yeah I really want one.  Oh and a Grayson book as well as a Zoe book.  I want all the books.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Book Trailer Saturday (47) Aimless Witch



Some people believe you can fall in love at first sight. When it comes to books I believe those people. Book trailers are an excellent way to fall in love at first sight. I hope to feature a book trailer here every Saturday to help you fall in love at first sigh...




From the world of Rylee Adamson and the Elemental Seriescomes a heroine with nothing to lose and everything to prove….

My name is Pamela, and I am a witch who has no equal. 

Or so I thought. 

It has been three years since the Destroyer sundered our world. The land is longer whole, but broken into pieces, most technology gone, and the continents shattered into an unrecognizable place. 


New monsters have risen from the depths, adding danger on top of danger. Through it all the humans fight to survive as they compete not only with the supernaturals for food and resources, but their own kind as well. 

And me? The caravans of humans I pass, they look to me to save them. 

Only I am not the witch I once was. Bound by those who fear my power and my bloodline, I’m lucky if I can light a match with my magic, never mind protect anyone but myself. 

Now, the darkness in me rises, offering me all that I want. Freedom from the chains I wear, and the power to make everything right. But if I embrace the darkness I will face a cost I could never have imagined…

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (47) Queen of Air and Darkness



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Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 





Dark secrets and forbidden love threaten the very survival of the Shadowhunters in Cassandra Clare’s Queen of Air and Darkness, the final novel in the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling The Dark Artifices trilogy.

What if damnation is the price of true love?

Innocent blood has been spilled on the steps of the Council Hall, the sacred stronghold of the Shadowhunters. In the wake of the tragic death of Livia Blackthorn, the Clave teeters on the brink of civil war. One fragment of the Blackthorn family flees to Los Angeles, seeking to discover the source of the blight that is destroying the race of warlocks. 

Meanwhile, Julian and Emma take desperate measures to put their forbidden love aside and undertake a perilous mission to Faerie to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead. What they find in the Courts is a secret that may tear the Shadow World asunder and open a dark path into a future they could never have imagined. Caught in a race against time, Emma and Julian must save the world of Shadowhunters before the deadly power of the parabatai curse destroys them and everyone they love. 

Why am I waiting? 


That ending of Lord of Shadows…What is going to happen to Julian? Emma? And with Livia gone could the Blackthorns come back from this? Can I?

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (47) Diamond Fire


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers. 


“That it wouldn’t be real.” The words dropped like bricks. “Nobody ever likes me for me, Arabella.” And I had really wanted him to.

Kindle Location 558 Diamond Fire

I am so excited about the next three books in this series.  I loved Nevada and Mad Rogan and grateful for their story by there is so much more to tell.  Love Catalina's voice and can't wait to find out what happens next.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Waiting on Wednesday (46) Echoes of Fire



Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 





They may not be made for each other, but animal instincts are impossible to ignore.

Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter…a loner, unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next man she sees…until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn’s not ready to open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying.

Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, Brack is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline. Convincing her that they’re meant for each other is going to take more than branding Madisyn’s beautiful neck. She’s not interested in joining an unfamiliar pack, much less answering to an alpha. But when threats from both their pasts take shape, their unexpected destiny may be the only thing that can save them. 

Why am I waiting? 


I love this series and it is time for Bracken to find his mate. I hope she is as awesome as I imagine her to be.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Teaser Tuesday (46) Onyx and Ivory


Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers. 



He’d never dreamed he would see her again, no matter how many times his thoughts had turned to her over the past three years—questions of where she was, how she was faring. Does she ever think of me?

Onyx and Ivory Kindle Location 411

Corwin has no clue how telling these questions are. 



“We need to talk more, once you’ve rested. I can help you, Kate. And more important, you can help me.” “With what?” She narrowed her eyes, a warning sounding in her head. “To save Rime from its own destruction and finish the task your father started.”

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What game is Raith playing? and what role is Kate cast in? Where is Corwin? I don't trust Raith.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Review: House of Royale



Author Jaymin Eve 
Format e-book 
Print Length 268 pages 
Publisher self 
Published Sept. 15, 2018



Avalon has always felt different and alone. The ocean, along with the friends she’s made under the water, is the only constant in her life. She comforts herself with the notion that alone is at least safe. There’s no one to hide her extraordinary abilities from, to hide her dreams of living beneath the crashing waves forever. 

Then Xander comes for her, reluctantly, judging by his snarly attitude. But, attitude aside, he draws her into a fantasy world, one filled with family and friendship and … the home she’s always craved. 

He gives her the smallest glimpse of perfection, only to then inform her that it’s not a world she can have. Political issues in Royale will make her time there temporary. 
Her time in Royale and with Xander. 

She will stay until the very end, though. If there’s one thing that she’s determined to prevent, it’s Laous getting his hands on the starslight stone. A stone which is keeping two worlds alive and functioning. 

A happily ever after might not be in the cards for her, but she’s determined to make it happen for her friends. 

Even if it’s the last thing she does. 



My Opinion 


Ava’s family just up and left her, to go on a year long cruise. So she works as a lifeguard and at the sanctuary with her only friend Dr. Spinner a retired widower. She finds safety and comfort in the water but cannot let anyone know of her swimming skills, or of her communicating with the animals. She is okay though, and she doesn’t wallow in self-pity for not having the kinda house that the television says you are supposed to have. No parents, white picket fence and a dog for her. 

Xander is a Daelighter from the House of Royale. A house that has really messed up illusions about how relationships are supposed to be. So much so that he does not want to find his soul mate. He just wants to get the job done. He is domineering and at times a jerk but there is a softer side to him. His home is beautiful and yet tragic in nature. His mom well…just read it and you will understand. 

The House of Royale is the final story in the Secret Keepers series. While it does come to an end, there are some questions that were never answered. Some characters, granted secondary that you can’t help but wonder about. The friendship of the keepers is what makes this series for me. They bond, they become a family for some of them their first family. None of the girls tear each other down. Instead focusing on how to help each other, rely on each other and be a beacon of strength for each other. 

I enjoyed this series, it was not my favorite by Jaymin Eve- that will always be the Supernatural Prison series. I can say this on is a solid, well developed series that will keep you entertained for hours. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars 


Favorite Quote “I’m not going to be a burden for you.” 


Other People 

Laous- big baddie 
Emma- first secret keeper 
Callie- second secret keeper 
Mia- third secret keeper