Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Teaser Tuesday (3) Storm's Heart

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.

Teaser One

Shoulda, woulda, coulda. They were the Three Stooges of regret. All they were good for was saying whoop-whoop-whoop and smacking each other over the head.

Storm's Heart page 16

The best revelations come when you are drunk. Just saying...

Teaser Two

He exploded. “Goddammit, woman! I said let me have a fucking look!” 

Her eyes went wide and she froze. The force of his anger was palpable. It beat against her skin. Thunder rolled, this time closer. It was almost overhead.

Storm's Heart Storm's Heart page 23

This is where I fall for Tiago as well.

Teaser Three

"I will do whatever I have to do to keep you safe,” he said. He bent to press his lips to the pulse that fluttered at the base of her neck. He would lie, cheat, steal, murder. Break vows, drop friendships, abandon responsibilities. Start wars or end them. “Whatever I have to."

Storm's Heart page 111

Dang~ can Tiago make a declaration or what?

Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: Dragon Bound (Elder Races 1)

Author Theo Harrison 
Format e-book 
Print Length 312 pages 
Publisher Berkley Sensation 
Published May 3, 2011 

Half-human and half-Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful—and passionate—of the Elder Races.

As the most feared and respected of the Wyrkind, Dragos Cuelebre cannot believe someone had the audacity to steal from him, much less succeed. And when he catches the thief, Dragos spares her life, claiming her as his own to further explore the desire they've ignited in each other.

Pia knows she must repay Dragos for her trespass, but refuses to become his slave—although she cannot deny wanting him, body and soul. 

My Opinion 

After an old boyfriend forces Pia to still from Dragos Cuelebre the leader of the Wyr’s she goes on the run. Hoping beyond hope that what she leaves behind will be enough to make him forgive her. Dragos is not the forgiving kind, and with the help of his sentinels tracks her down. Once he finds her, he unlocks a plot of create upheaval among all of the Elder Races. Of course, this plot puts Pia in danger and Dragos does what any dragon would do- protect his newfound treasure. 

Pia grew up knowing that one day she would be on the run. Her momma has prepared her for this, but nothing prepared her for the loneliness that she felt after her momma died. Even though she has protected her secrets up until now, she trusted the wrong person. That person used her, and she knew what she had to do. She had the strength and the foresight to protect herself from ever being used again. Pia is smart which will help her when things pop up. She pretty much knew that Dragos would come after her, but she ran anyway. When she was caught, she still faced him head on. 

Dragos is a complete well dragon. He is possessive, overbearing and strong. He is also compassionate (when it suits him) and cunning. He is extremely old and sometimes falls back to the old ways. Humans annoy him, which is pretty funny all things considered. I loved his connection to his sentinels- it made him seem softer somehow. Dragos knows all of his strengths and all of his faults so his self-awareness is off the charts. 

The chemistry between these two is burning hot. When Dragos goes all alpha male on her, she gives him sass right back. He respects her feelings enough to pull back on the caveman attitude when she needs him to. He does not even pretend to be a little human and so when he hurts Pia’s feelings he stares at her like what the what. It’s pretty funny. 

The world-building is what got me though. The different Elder Races, the human connection, the territories. With each level of interaction there are certain rules to abide by or else harsh consequences. Speaking of the Elder Races-there are a lot of them- Elves, Light Fae, Dark Fae, gryphons, harpies, vampires, goblins, a medusa, dragon, witches, a thunderbird and even djinns. Yeah pretty much a paranormal junkie’s wet dream especially if the next book in the series is about another one of the Races (hint it is). 

Thank goodness I found this series after several books have been released. That way as soon as I finished this one I was able to start the next one. I loved the secondary characters so much and cannot wait to see if they get their happily-ever-afters. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote “You're mine," he said. "You can deny it, argue, throw fits, try to run away. But. You're. Still. Mine." 

Other People 

Tiago- Thunderbird Wry, sentinel 
Rune- Gryphon Wry, sentinel 
Tricks- Publics Relations for Dragos, fae

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (2) Impostors

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...

Frey and Rafi are inseparable . . . but very few people have ever seen them together. This is because Frey is Rafi’s double, raised in the shadows of their rich father’s fortress. While Rafi has been taught to charm, Frey has been taught to kill. Frey only exists to protect her sister. There is no other part of her life. Frey has never been out in the world on her own – until her father sends her in Rafi’s place to act as collateral for a dangerous deal. Everyone thinks she’s her sister – but Col, the son of a rival leader, is starting to get close enough to tell the difference. As the stakes grow higher and higher, Frey must decide whether she can trust him – or anyone in her life.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Fandom Friday (2) Harry Potter

Hey y’all, thanks so much for stopping by my FF!

Fandom Friday is a weekly meme that highlights, various fandoms. Typically those that I am definitely a part of, sometimes those that I am not a part of but do feel strongly should have a fandom surrounding them.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was published in the United States in 1998, a year after it was released in the United Kingdom under the name Harry Potter and the Philopspher’s Stone. The first three books in the series were published in the United Kingdom first and then later in the United States. The fourth and remaining books were published on the same day in both countries. 

As with Pride and Prejudice, this book was rejected by a lot of publishing companies. That is until an editor at Bloomsbury gave the first chapter to his daughter Alice, who upon reading it demanded more. The publishing company is the one what suggested J.K. Rowling as the author’s name so that boy readers would still read the series.

Why I am a fan?

I wasn’t to begin with. The first book was published in the United States the year I graduated high school. I didn’t want to read a children’s book. It wasn’t until my Intro to Early Childhood Education class, several years later that I picked it up. It was required reading and that is when I fell into the fandom hole.

As you should already know there is a huge Fandom out there for this series. With the movies, the prequels and amusement parks how could a fandom be avoided? Dare I even mention the fanfiction written? There are even cookbooks on how to make some of the food found in the books.

Harry Potter polls and quizzes one could take:

Harry Potter events:

Harry Potter merchandise:

Harry Potter Memes:

Harry Potter Gifs:



Thursday, January 10, 2019

Review: Heart of Fire

Author Amanda Bouchet 
Format e-ARC 
Print Length 418 pages 
Publisher Sourcebooks Casablanca 
Published Jan. 2, 2018 

The riveting conclusion to the Kingmaker Chronicles, available January 2018!

Who is Catalia Fisa?
With the help of pivotal figures from her past, Cat begins to understand the root of her exceptional magic, her fated union with Griffin Sinta, and Griffin's role in shaping her destiny.

Only Cat holds the key to unlocking her own power, and that means finally accepting herself, her past, and her future in order to protect her loved ones, confront her murderous mother, and taking a final, terrifying step--reuniting all three realms and taking her place as the Queen of Thalyria.

What doesn't kill her will only make her stronger...we hope. 

My Opinion 

Thank you to Sourcebooks Casablanca and Netgalley for allowing me to review this novel. This in no way influenced my review. 

Heart of Fire was one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. When it was released though, there were so many mixed reviews that I was scared to read it. I loved the first two books in the series- (A Promise of Fire and Breath of Fire) both were five star reviews from me. Am I going to feel like some of my fellow bloggers and if I do which camp? Team What the What or Team Heck Yay… 

Cat and Griffin were hit with some unexpected news in Breath of Fire. News that will be front and center in this book. While it was life changing news at times it was irritating. She took unnecessary risk to prove that she still could. She created a pet name which proved even more grating. Cat was just annoying on and off throughout the book, which hasn’t happened before. Griffin was too- what happened to alpha male King? Now he is all lovely dovey-huh? Where does this come from with either of them? Darn it- I wanted to demand they take a truth serum and tell me how their personalities did a 180 between this book and the previous. There is little banter between the two this time and that is what made their relationship before. 

Cat has always been the main character and Griffin has always been the main hero, her love interest. Yet in the previous two books, the secondary characters were an intricate part of the story. Here they are gone within a flip of a page. The story pretty much is Cat and Griffin. While that is fine and dandy with some books, in this one it took away from the Kingmaker’s Chronicles as a whole especially since we have been so wrapped up in the other characters lives through the previous two books. 

The ending was well an ending. There wasn’t much to it and that was frustrating for someone who was expecting more from a villain that has lasted over the span of three books. I was also expecting more from Cat when facing said villain. 

It physically pains me to rate this 3 out of 5 stars. Yet, it felt like I was reading about different characters. What happened to everyone in the beta team? They were on a few pages of the book but for the most part they were gone. Also there are so many open questions- Kato? Flynn and Jocasta? Carver? And dare I even ask about the Piers? Nah, don’t really care about him but he does have a something pop up in this book. Where is the rest of Griffin’s family? Ummm…they were alive the last time I checked-barely showed up here as well. Maybe there are so many unanswered questions for spin-offs but it made me pout and doubt. What if there isn’t a spin-off or another book to answer these questions? Beta team…Beta team…where are thou- Beta team? 

So there you have it my dear followers- I am Team That Is It? Shaking my head wondering about my beloved secondary characters that were left behind by Cat and Griffin. 

My Rating 3 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote “You only say you love me or you’re sorry when you’re scared or almost dead. You’re not almost dead, so what’s scaring you?” 

Other People 

Mom- Cat's
Thanos- Cat’s childhood mentor 
Selena- Cat’s young adult mentor

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (2) Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss

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. 

Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script. 

Why am I waiting? 

Sometimes you just need a story about first love, first kiss and the butterflies that come because of it. When you do need that kinda read this is my go-to author. Kasie West is one of the only contemporary romance authors that I read.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Teaser Tuesday (2) Heart on 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.

Teaser One

"Years' worth of people and events carefully watched and nudged in order to urge the Origin toward her throne. All that effort undermined in an instant because you can't see farther than your own nose? Because you can't compete in your brother's eyes with his wife's power and knowledge? Because they are both so much more than you will ever be?"

Heart on Fire Kindle Location 478

Dang can Ares give tell someone off or what? Well said Ares, well said. The War of God is pretty awesome right now.

Teaser Two

"I can take care of myself."

"I can take care of you better," he mutters irritably.

Heart on Fire Kindle Location 1415

To be a fly on the wall of Jocasta and Flynn's conversation.

Teaser Three

"You only say you love me or you're sorry when you're scared or almost dead. You're no almost dead, so what's scaring you?" he demands.

Heart on Fire Kindle Location 2032

Griffin has a point- what is scaring Cat?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Review: Hunting Season

Author Shelly Laurenston
Format e-book 
Print Length 267 pages 
Publisher Samhain Publishing 
Published Oct. 2, 2009 

Stubborn, lethal, and from Jersey…what more could a Viking warrior want from his woman? 

Neecy Lawrence, winged warrior for a Viking goddess and second-in-command of the fierce Crows, doesn’t know what to do with a nice guy. As it is, making up for a past she’d sooner forget leaves her barely polite most days. But Raven leader and loyal Odin warrior, Will Yager, isn’t just nice. He’s gorgeous, hot, and a distraction she simply can’t afford.

Yager has wanted Neecy in his life—and in his bed—for a long time. Not just for a night, but forever. And, like any self-respecting Viking, he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants. So what if she’s the most difficult, complex, never-gives-him-a-break woman he’s ever known? She’s more than worth the effort. In fact, she’s worth everything.

And if it turns out that twenty-four hours of non-stop, any-way-she-wants-it sex doesn’t work with Neecy? Then it looks like he’ll just have to get a little more creative… 

My Opinion 

Skuld, a Viking goddess has female warriors to do her bidding- They are called Crows. Women who had been taken away too soon and she gave them a second chance. Some are blessed with additional powers or skills others come as they are. Neecy has the ability to call the ravens (yepper- the actual birds). Odin also has warriors called Crows who he has trained from childhood along with Valkyries (although lately they haven’t been to helpful in the fighting department). Yager is a favorite of Odin. Sometimes the Crow and Ravens work together, sometimes they don’t. Over and over again Neecy and Yager cross paths. He has finally decided to do something about it and then all hell breaks loose. 

Neecy is a strong no nonsense fighter, who also fights for the underdog. She mother hens some of the newer recruits but you couldn’t tell outside the club. Not only that but she is one smart cookie. Yet, she doesn’t feel worthy of a good man. Her past haunts her more that even she knows. She doesn’t shy away from Yager but he does confuse the heck out of her. 

Yager is a man on a mission. Not one from Odin- one from his heart which may mean the stakes are even higher. He is determined, and not easily swayed from his task. Neecy doesn’t rose color glasses anything for him. She is honest to a T about what she wants. Only Yager agrees and then decides nah I want more. 

This is was fun read of cat and mouse. Yager being the cat and Neecy being the mouse. I loved how they bantered with each other. The support that Yager gives Neecy. Theirs’ was a slow burn until it explodes on the pages. After that it runs hot and heavy for the remainder of the book. It was nice to see a guy for a change wanting to settle down. Neecy’s confusion over what Yager wanted and her distrust of why were also entertaining. 

If you need a book that is well just fun than this is the one for you. I was hoping for a series with the other members of the New Jersey Crows and Ravens but there is not next book to read as of right now. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote "Every time, Neecy Lawrence, you bring me joy.” 

Other People 

Katie- Crow 
Arri- young Crow 
Janelle- Crow 
Tye- Raven 
Mike- Raven, flirty

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (1) The Charmer

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...

Hot, filthy rich, and usually irresistible, Hudson Carlyle just met the one woman in Harbor City who’s immune to his legendary charm. Nerdy ant researcher Felicia Hartigan is the unsexiest dresser ever. She trips over air. And she’s in love with totally the wrong man. Hudson can’t stop thinking about her.

His regular moves won’t work here. He’s going to need a new plan, starting with helping her win over the man she thinks she wants. And if in the process she ends up falling for Hudson instead? Even better. Step one, charm her panties off. Step two, repeat step one as frequently as possible. 

But what if the famous Carlyle charm finally fails him when he needs it most? Or worse, what if she figures out the one secret he’s kept from everyone, including his family, and walks away for good?

Friday, January 4, 2019

Fandom Friday (1) Pride and Prejudice

Hey y’all, thanks so much for stopping by my FF! 

Fandom Friday is a weekly meme that highlights, various fandoms. Typically those that I am definitely a part of, sometimes those that I am not a part of but do feel strongly should have a fandom surrounding them.

Published in 1813 anonymously Pride and Prejudice has withstood the test of time and yet it almost didn’t. It took 16 years for Pride and Prejudice to be published, rejected repeatedly until Sense and Sensibility was a hit. Jane never put her name on any of her novels, instead publishing with “By a Lady”. 

Adapted into various movies, re-told by various authors it by far my favorite fandom. Having sold over 20 million copies it is safe to say I am not the only fan of this book. Often required reading in a senior English class at the high school level this is also a book that may have tortured many students. 

Why am I a fan?

There is a huge Pride and Prejudice fandom out there. How can there not be with so many different adaptations and re-tellings. 

Pride and Prejudice polls and quizzes one can take such as:

There are festivals that you can attend:

A bunch of merchandise you can buy such as:

Jane Austen Literary MugLiterati Club Pride And Prejudice Book Scarf Ivory One SizePride and Prejudice Canvas Tote
Pride and Prejudice Memes
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I am not a Janeites though- this is the one book of hers that I consider myself a fan of.  Yes, I do have a character fandom but that is on hold for another day!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Review: Muffin Top

Author Avery Flynn 
Format e-book
Print Length 320 pages 
Publisher Entangled: Amara 
Published October 29, 2018 

The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date… unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what… 

My Opinion 

As a successful publicist, Lucy can spin any tale around any situation. She is extremely self-aware. She knows she is not stick figure thin and she is okay with that. As an adult she is okay with that, when she was in high school not so much and it doesn’t help that her high school reunion is right around the corner. As she is thinking about the reunion waiting on her friend to show for dinner-some random dude comes up and tells her she wouldn’t be so lonely if she lost some weight. Frankie overhears this and comes to her rescue right after being told by his boss he has to take time off. What better way to spend time off than with a beautiful gal at her high school reunion is his way of thinking. Lucy’s way- what is Frankie up to? 

Lucy is a realist. She doesn’t sugar coat things, calls a spade a spade and has no problem forgoing ordering a salad. Really though, what gal would have a problem skipping the salad and ordering the burger? Her childhood was not all rainbows and stars but honestly who’s is? She isn’t going to dwell on it too much. She just doesn’t really want to go to the reunion because in her hometown she wasn’t the confident business woman that she is now. Instead she was the insecure about her weight teenager-who isn’t though when they are a teen? 

Frankie is a man-whore. No one is going to put it that way but he is. He makes no attempt to cover it up and the woman that he chooses to tangle beneath the sheets with know this. It is because of his love-them-and-leave them ways he has decided that he will never find the one. That special person who will introduce him to their folks. When he sees Lucy (his brother’s fianc├ęs bestie) getting bullied by a not so good-looking guy he steps right in and pretends to be her date. The reunion coming up is a way for him to take time off and get outta town otherwise he may attempt to fix something (usually leading to spending more money later on). 

The chemistry between Lucy and Frankie is off the charts. He accepts her for who she is and honestly doesn’t consider her weight an issue. She does though and it really is the repetitive background noise in her brain. (He can’t like me because I am bigger- since I am bigger there are a million other girls he will like better.) This is on repeat throughout the book, and honestly it is the major reason that this book gets a four star review. 

The story-line is good. The interaction between Frankie and Lucy is great. Lucy’s internal monolog honestly takes away from the story a lot. This was also the case in Butter Face for me though. I am guessing that it will be the case in Tom Boy as well when it is released. The comedy in this book is funny- the romance is real. The chemistry is on point. The one-liners from Frankie make the book. Who am I kidding Frankie makes the book. I do feel that the please forgive me scene was done by the wrong person. The other person totally overreacted and should have been the one to apologize. Then again this is probably why I am a reviewer and not the author. 

A sweet romantic comedy that may have you yelling at the heroine for a bit but the hero will turn you into a puddle of silly putty. I am looking forward to the next book in the series, Tomboy that releases Feb. 18. This one is about Fallon Hartigan one of Frankie and Ford’s sisters. I am really hoping the one after Tomboy is Tess’ story. If anyone deserves a story it is this meek florist. 

My Rating 4 stars of 5 stars 

Favorite Quote Why was it socially unacceptable to shame anyone for anything except their weight? 

Other People 

Gina- Lucy’s bestie 
Ford- Frankie’s brother 
Tess- Lucy’s other bestie 
Finn- Frankie’s twin

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (1) Spartan Promise

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. 

Hunting for the bad guys has never been so dangerous . . . 

My name is Rory Forseti, and I attend the Colorado branch of Mythos Academy, a school of warrior kids, powerful artifacts, and mythological monsters.

I’m a student, a fierce Spartan warrior, and a member of Team Midgard, a group of kids and adults tasked with stopping the evil Reapers of Chaos. There is one Reaper I’m determined to hunt down above all others: Covington, the man who murdered my parents.

So when the Midgard gets a tip that Covington is going to try to steal a dangerous artifact, I’m ready to fight. But the situation is far more complicated than it seems, and the Reapers aren’t my only enemies.

I’ll have to use all my Spartan strength and skills to survive this. And even then, it might be my blood that gets spilled . . . 

Why am I waiting? 

Spartan Heart was a great start to a spin-off series, this being the second book. I am excited to be back in the world where Romans, Vikings, Valkyrie, Spartans and Samurai’s all intermingle. I really want to see what is up with Rory and the rest of her peeps are up to.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

2018 End Of Year Survey


Number Of Books You Read: 77 new books

Number of Re-Reads: 10 re-reads

Genre You Read The Most From: Paranormal Romance 

1. Best Book You Read In 2018? 

2. Book You Were Excited About & Thought You Were Going To Love More But Didn’t? 

House of Darken by Jaymin Eve (who you should know is on my auto one-click). This one was good just not as great as some of her other series. 

3. Most surprising (in a good way or bad way) book you read?

Torment by Scarlett Dawn (something happens in this book that I wasn’t expecting and let’s just say it really upset me). 

4. Book You “Pushed” The Most People To Read (And They Did)? 

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep (I am at six people having read it and loving it.)

5. Best series you started in 2018? Best Sequel of 2018? Best Series Ender of 2018? 

Series starter- Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston 

Best Sequel- Sightwitch by Susan Dennard

Series ender- Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert 

6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018? 

Shelly Laurenston ended up binge reading her Pride series, her Magnus Pack series and started the Honey Badger Chronicles by her all this year. 

7. Best book from a genre you don’t typically read/was out of your comfort zone? 

 I don’t normal read contemporary romance. 

8. Most action-packed/thrilling/unputdownable book of the year? 

9. Book You Read In 2018 That You Would Be MOST Likely To Re-Read Next Year? 

Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep the sequel comes out in 2019 and so of course I will have to re-read it before that happens. 

10. Favorite cover of a book you read in 2018? 

11. Most memorable character of 2018? 

Blayne Thorpe in Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston. She had me laughing just about every two pages. 

Here is a teaser as to why: 

“You're not going to kill me, skin me, and wear my head as a hat?” 

Yeah she really did ask that to someone. 

12. Most beautifully written book read in 2018? 

Not really sure what you are asking for here as I try to leave serious books behind in favor of things I actually like. 

13. Most Thought-Provoking/ Life-Changing Book of 2018? 

I try to leave serious books behind in favor of things I actually like. So unless you consider that all of the books I read have allowed me to escape reality I am going to pass on this one. 

14. Book you can’t believe you waited UNTIL 2018 to finally read? 

Undercover Attraction by Katee Robert. I had been waiting for this one in 2017 like is was nobody’s business. Then in late October, I had a baby and forgot it was coming out. Babies will do that to you. 

15. Favorite Passage/Quote From A Book You Read In 2018? 

“What is life except perception?” Sightwitch by Susan Dennard 

16.Shortest & Longest Book You Read In 2018? 

Shortest book Belonging to the dragon by Kara Lockharte 123 pages 

Longest book Magic and Alphas by various authors 2,182 pages

17. Book That Shocked You The Most 

Torment by Scarlett Dawn- something happens that broke my heart and crushed it to the ground. 

18. OTP OF THE YEAR (you will go down with this ship!) 

Evie and Sullivan in Kill the Queen by Jennifer Estep 

19. Favorite Non-Romantic Relationship Of The Year 

Taran and her sisters in Of Flame and Fate by Cecy Robson 

20. Favorite Book You Read in 2018 From An Author You’ve Read Previously 

21. Best Book You Read In 2018 That You Read Based SOLELY On A Recommendation From Somebody Else/Peer Pressure/Bookstagram, Etc.: 

Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley (Val from Stuck in Books recommended this one). 

22. Newest fictional crush from a book you read in 2018? 

Ric Van Holtz from the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston 

23. Best 2018 debut you read? 

Ummm… not really sure I read one this year… 

24. Best Worldbuilding/Most Vivid Setting You Read This Year? 

25. Book That Put A Smile On Your Face/Was The Most FUN To Read? 

26. Book That Made You Cry Or Nearly Cry in 2018? 

27. Hidden Gem Of The Year? 

28. Book That Crushed Your Soul? 

Gone Hunting by Cecy Robson but in a good way… had no clue what she was planning with prequel and it just crushes your soul but in a good way.

29. Most Unique Book You Read In 2018? 

30. Book That Made You The Most Mad (doesn’t necessarily mean you didn’t like it)? 

1. New favorite book blog/Bookstagram/Youtube channel you discovered in 2018? 

2. Favorite post you wrote in 2018? 

I really like my Book Trailer Saturday posts. 

3. Favorite bookish related photo you took in 2018? 

Ummm...I didn't...

4. Best bookish event that you participated in (author signings, festivals, virtual events, etc.)? 

I really like pre-order campaigns such as the one for Bloodwitch right now by Tor Teen. 

4. Best moment of bookish/blogging life in 2018? 

I love it when @entangledpub tweets questions and then replies to my answers-makes me feel important. 

5. Most challenging thing about blogging or your reading life this year? 

Responding to other blogs- we moved our two oldest girls into where our office use to be and now my desk is in the master bedroom. I feel guilty if hubby is sleeping and I am trying to type. So I kind of let it fall off this year. It is my goal for 2019 though. 

6. Most Popular Post This Year On Your Blog (whether it be by comments or views)? 

Lazy Days of Summer Giveaway 

7. Post You Wished Got A Little More Love? 

All the Book Trailer Saturday posts, I love book trailers and hope that authors/publishers keep making them. 

8. Best bookish discover (book related sites, book stores, etc.)? 

I added a few more book related youtube videos to my list but that is about it.

9. Did you complete any reading challenges or goals that you had set for yourself at the beginning of this year? 

My reading challenge was to read 75 books- which I technically did although the Goodreads challenge is only recognizing 77 of them. My personal challenge was to review a 100 books, which I did not do. Having kids sometimes does hinder reviewing time. 

1. One Book You Didn’t Get To In 2018 But Will Be Your Number 1 Priority in 2019? 

2. Book You Are Most Anticipating For 2019 (non-debut)? 

3. 2019 Debut You Are Most Anticipating? 

4. Series Ending/A Sequel You Are Most Anticipating in 2019? 

5. One Thing You Hope To Accomplish Or Do In Your Reading/Blogging Life In 2019? 

To respond more to other blogs- I really stink at this. 

6. A 2019 Release You’ve Already Read & Recommend To Everyone (if applicable): 

Nightchaser by Amanda Bouchet here is the link to my review and guess what? It released today!