Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (41) The Guinevere Deception


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.





43568394From New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White comes a new fantasy series reimagining the Arthurian legend, set in the magical world of Camelot.

There was nothing in the world as magical and terrifying as a girl.

Princess Guinevere has come to Camelot to wed a stranger: the charismatic King Arthur. With magic clawing at the kingdom's borders, the great wizard Merlin conjured a solution--send in Guinevere to be Arthur's wife . . . and his protector from those who want to see the young king's idyllic city fail. The catch? Guinevere's real name--and her true identity--is a secret. She is a changeling, a girl who has given up everything to protect Camelot.

To keep Arthur safe, Guinevere must navigate a court in which the old--including Arthur's own family--demand things continue as they have been, and the new--those drawn by the dream of Camelot--fight for a better way to live. And always, in the green hearts of forests and the black depths of lakes, magic lies in wait to reclaim the land. Arthur's knights believe they are strong enough to face any threat, but Guinevere knows it will take more than swords to keep Camelot free.

Deadly jousts, duplicitous knights, and forbidden romances are nothing compared to the greatest threat of all: the girl with the long black hair, riding on horseback through the dark woods toward Arthur. Because when your whole existence is a lie, how can you trust even yourself?

Why am I waiting?

A re-telling of Camelot!  I am so there!  Where is Lancelot?  Will Merlin's sister show herself?  Will her identity as a changeling be discovered?

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Teaser Tuesday (41) Protect the Prince

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


I was the one who avenged your prince, and your ambassador, and all the other people—Andvarian and Bellonan alike—who were murdered. I was the one who challenged Vasilia, and I was the one who shoved my sword through her black, treacherous heart. So perhaps you should all think about that, instead of condemning me for a crime I didn’t commit.”

Protect the Prince Kindle Location 1992

Wonder how Sully's bio dad and brother are going to take her speech? To heart or to sword?

Teaser Two


“What are you proposing?” I asked in a wary voice. “A simple trade,” Heinrich said. “I will sign your treaty and align Andvari with Bellona and Unger . . .” “If?” The king gave me a cold, thin smile and gestured at his son. “If you marry Dominic.”

Protect the Prince Kindle Location 2802

Sully's daddy did not just propose that Evie marry his big brother! I can't even, some one slap him on the back of the head. Evie better tell him H to the NO!

Teaser Three

“Because life can be a cruel, heartless bitch,” Helene snapped. “Because we should hold on to the happiness we have and not worry about what other people think of it, or especially of us. Because caring about someone occasionally means compromising something about yourself for their benefit and not your own. That’s what real love is, Lucas.”

Protect the Prince Kindle Location 4563

Holy cow! Sully's ex-fiance just schooled him on love. I did not see that coming.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Review: Wicked Omen


Author Megan Montero 
Format e-book 
Print Length 229 pages 
Publisher self 
Published September 22, 2019 



There’s no such thing as magical powers. . .

All my life the only kind of magic I’d ever seen was the sparkling jewels on fifth avenue. On the night of my sixteenth birthday all hell breaks loose, and by hell I mean me! I never felt power like this, so dark, so tempting, so out of my control! No one is safe around me. And now I’m being thrown into Warwick Academy.


An academy for the darker side of magic. . .the warlock side.

My captor, my savior, and the bane of my existence, Beckett Dust insists on keeping me here even though we can’t stand each other. I don’t care how drop dead gorgeous he is or that he rules the school like he owns it, I need to stay as far away from him as I can. His deepest desire is to turn me into a weapon in the great war to come. My deepest desire is . . .him. There’s a thin line between love and hate and right now I’m walking it. 


My Opinion 


Wicked Omen (The Royals: Warlock Court) is the first book in the second “season” of The Royals. At the end of Wicked Queen, Beck and Grayson are sent home to sort out their houses (warlock and vampire) this is Beck’s story. While you don’t have to start with the first set of books, I highly recommend it. There will be spoilers from the first season in this review- consider yourself warned. 

Beckett Dust has returned home, to Warwick Academy. One a mission from the angels to take his place as one of the founding bloodlines. Purpose take over the warlock council and throw support to Queen Zinnia. Only in order for him to take over the council he has to have all five founding bloodlines supporting him. Four are known, he grew up with him and are his ride or die guys. The fifth they thought didn’t exist. Until now- Beckett along with Maze, Cross and Ophelia are sent to a nightclub to help a warlock who is coming into their powers. One who may be from one of the founding bloodlines. Little did they know that the warlock they would come to know is actually a girl (all of the other heirs are guys). One who Beckett is pulled towards more than he admits. 

Beckett is a Knight whose purpose is to protect the Queens and help them fight Alataris. So color him surprised when he is sent home. Home is not where the heart is, but instead where the pain is. Let’s not forget his guardian Ridge (who needs to die painfully and slowly), who happens to be the headmaster. There is a lot of pressure placed on Beck, and with his attraction to Astrid coming into play at times he seems like a jackbehind. 

Astrid is new to this world. She is adapting okay, but fights Beckett on everything. Girl I get it, you are independent and don’t need no man. They are still nice to have around to reach the top shelf of the cabinet or to open a jar that is stuck- just saying. She is use to being alone, with only her bestie to keep her company. So I understand why she feels that she can’t let Beckett control her, still though sister something has gotta give in order for you to find “love”. Astrid has some mad powers, and they are not all unlocked. It will be interesting to see what happens when they are. 

This one ends on a cliffhanger- one where one of the characters realizes how much they care and the other pain is involved. I cannot wait to see what happens next, and if the chemistry between these two heats up! Here is hoping to yes! I also want to know more about the other founding bloodline heirs. Most importantly though, will Ophelia and Cross kiss? 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars 


Favorite Quote Never trust a girl who doesn’t wear sweatpants when they’re alone. 


Other People 


Medusa- she’s Medusa, yep snakes in the head 
Cross- one of the five founding bloodlines of the warlock court 
Ophelia- she is still my favorite 
Tilly- Astrid’s human bestie 
Orin- demon cat 
Kitty- evil mean girl

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (41) Kingdom of Souls


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...



THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.

Explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend, where one girl must sacrifice her life, year by year, to gain the power necessary to fight the mother she has never been good enough for.


Perfect for fans of Sarah J Maas, Tomi Adeyemi and Black Panther

THERE’S MAGIC IN HER BLOOD.

Arrah is a young woman from a long line of the most powerful witch doctors in the land. But she fails at magic, fails to call upon the ancestors and can't even cast the simplest curse.

Shame and disappointment dog her.

When strange premonitions befall her family and children in the kingdom begin to disappear, Arrah undergoes the dangerous and scorned process of selling years of her life for magic. This borrowed power reveals a nightmarish betrayal and a danger beyond what she could have imagined. Now Arrah must find a way to master magic, or at least buy it, in order to save herself and everything she holds dear.

An explosive fantasy set in a world of magic and legend with a twist you will never see coming.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Let's Discuss: Cliffhangers


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Imagine sitting in your favorite reading place- hot tea, cold tea, maybe a coke near you.  A warm blanket wrapped around your feet.  You have spent the last few hours being held captive by the words on a page. 

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You are besties with the main characters, emerged in the world and dying to know what happens. You turn the page knowing you are near the end.  You even know that there is another book coming out soon, twelve months or less, so the wait isn't going to be too bad.  Then it happens- the book ends on a cliffhanger!  

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You start biting your nails or your bottom lip.  You wonder if you new fictional besties are going to be okay.  You pace- you may even look up fan created theories on the internet about what will happen next.  

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The fall is steep and you know not to look down, you can't help it though.You give it a day or two, then check online to see if the author posted anything on social media about your besties- no you aren't insane.  You are suffering from cliffhanger syndrome.  

Cliffhangers are a great writing tool for authors.  They ensure that the reader will want to read the next book in the series. Ensuring sales, people talking about the book even hate email.

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Cliffhangers are also the devil- for the reader of course.  You try to move on, you read another book or two but periodically you check to see when the next release date will happen.  You maybe write it down, put it in your calendar on your phone, maybe pre-order the next one.


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Lots of readers though hate cliffhangers.  They can't handle the wait, they want every book to end in a happily ever after.  I am not that reader.

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I love cliffhangers, although I will admit, I tend to get obsessed with some series.  Going as far as joining online communities to talk about the characters or to ask questions.  Even post theories.  Cliffhangers are made for readers like me.  They make me want to stay in the world I was just in and make me want to know what happens next.  They don't have to be action packed, anxiety filled either.  Emotional cliffhangers get  me right in the gut.

Rather you hate them or love them cliffhangers are always a risk when reading (unless it is a choose your own adventure.)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Waiting ON Wednesday (40) How the Dukes Stole Christmas




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.




41792723. sy475 Christmas magic is in the air... From the ballrooms of London, to abandoned Scottish castles, to the snowy streets of Gilded Age New York, four bestselling authors whip up some unforgettable romance...with a little help from some enchanted shortbread.

"Meet Me in Mayfair" by Tessa Dare
Louisa Ward needs a Christmas miracle. Unless she catches a wealthy husband at the ball tonight, the horrid, heartless Duke of Thorndale will evict her family from their beloved Mayfair home. But when her 
friend begs to switch dance cards, Louisa finds herself waltzing with the enemy: the horrid, heartless--and unexpectedly handsome--Thorndale himself. Now the duke's holding her future in his hands...and he's not letting go.

"The Duke of Christmas Present" by Sarah MacLean
Rich and ruthless, Eben, Duke of Allryd, has no time for holidays. Holidays are for whimsy and charm--the only two things his money cannot buy. Lady Jacqueline Mosby is full of both, even now, twelve years after she left to see the world. When Jacqueline returns for a single Christmas, Eben can't resist the woman he never stopped loving...or the future that had once been in reach. It will take a miracle to convince her to stay...but if ever there were a time for miracles, it's Christmas...

"Heiress Alone" by Sophie Jordan
When Annis Bannister's family leaves her behind in the rush to escape an impending snowstorm, she finds herself stranded in the Highlands, left to fend off brigands terrorizing the countryside, robbing homes locked up for winter. Her only hope falls on her neighbor, a surly hermit duke who unravels her with a look, then a kiss ... until she fears the danger to her heart outweighs the danger of brigands and snowstorms.

"Christmas in Central Park" by Joanna Shupe
Women all over America devour Mrs. Walker's weekly column for recipes and advice. No one knows Rose, the column's author, can't even boil water. When the paper's owner, Duke Havemeyer, insists she host a Christmas party, Rose must scramble to find a husband, an empty mansion, and a cook. But Duke is not a man easily fooled and she fears her perfect plan is failing--especially when Duke's attentions make her feel anything but professional. To save her career will she give up her chance at love?


Why I am waiting?

Christmas is in the air- and already in the stores.  So of course, I need something to put me in the mood.  Tessa Dare and Sophie Jordan are some of my favorite historical romance authors.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (40) Rebel


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...










Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel.


With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale.

Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother.

A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe―even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life.

As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (39) Awk-weird


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. 






There’s more to me than just being awk-weird. I own my own flower shop, have some great friends, and I have my eye on adopting the most adorable kitten. But sadly, hot guys don’t tend to be blown away by my trivia-spouting, dorky self.

So when a Thor-lookalike who happens to be a professional hockey player hits on me at my bestie’s wedding rehearsal party... You better believe I climbed that tree like a cat. And the fact that it happened not once, not twice, but three times? Yeah, that’s pretty much a once-in-a-lifetime experience for a woman like me.


There’s zero chance I’ll end up ever seeing him again... right?

Until the pregnancy test comes up positive. What happens next?

Oh my God, I wish I knew…

Why am I waiting?  


Ever since the start of The Hartigans series, I have wondered who Tess would end up with.  She is shy, yet fiercely loyal to her friends.  It would take an extremely self-assured guy to be able to handle her.  Cole just might be the hockey player to do it.  Although my money is still on Tess.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Teaser Tuesday (39) Wicked Omen (The Royals: Warlock Court Book 1)

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


“Beckett Dust, is it? The prodigal son returns and brings his riffraff with him.”

Tension stole through the boys in the group as though they were ready for a fight.

Ophelia's giggle cut the silence. “Riffraff? You wish. Four out of the five founding bloodlines stand before you and well, let’s not forget me... the daughter of the man you all worshiped. So you might want to rethink your word choice.”

Wicked Omen Kindle Location 514

Ophelia is still one of my favorites.  She deserves so much happiness- cough, cough Cross.


Teaser Two


“Damn it, Astrid, this isn’t some kind of party where you show up looking all hot! Now go put something on that you can move in, that you can be comfortable in.”......“And no sexy little heels. Wear your boots, for love of God,” he called after me.

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He thinks shes is hot!  He thinks she is hot!!! He even yelled it at her.  Happy dance!


Teaser Three


I didn't know what to make of her.  She was a complete contradiction. On one hand, I was one hundred percent sure she’d killed her fair share of people. On the other, she seemed so genuine and sweet. I had no idea if I could trust her or not.

Wicked Omen Kindle Location 1483

Ophelia might just get a bestie!  I hope so!  One that is not her friend due to fate/destiny.  A true friend.  True statement though that she is kinda scary.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (39) Stepsister



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...



Isabelle should be blissfully happy – she’s about to win the handsome prince. Except Isabelle isn’t the beautiful girl who lost the glass slipper and captured the prince’s heart. She’s the ugly stepsister who’s cut off her toes to fit into Cinderella’s shoe ... which is now filling with blood.

When the prince discovers Isabelle’s deception, she is turned away in shame. It’s no more than she deserves: she is a plain girl in a world that values beauty; a feisty girl in a world that wants her to be pliant.

Isabelle has tried to fit in. To live up to her mother’s expectations. To be like her stepsister. To be sweet. To be pretty. One by one, she has cut away pieces of herself in order to survive a world that doesn’t appreciate a girl like her. And that has made her mean, jealous, and hollow.

Until she gets a chance to alter her destiny and prove what ugly stepsisters have always known: it takes more than heartache to break a girl.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Let's Discuss: Life and Blogging







Blogging is fun- a stress reliever really. It's my own little place, space, and I don't have to share it with anyone except my readers.  Sometimes though, with my family, work and well reading the blog goes to battle with real life.  It isn't pretty- there is no mercy when it happens.  One is going to get knocked out and one will remain standing.

What do you do though when life and blogging collide?


I cannot tell a lie- when life and blogging go to battle, blogging loses big time. Just look at this past week. I am in charge of something at work, a co-adviser to something else, on top of it being homecoming week. The kids have practice three nights a week, and homework to boot. It is not that reading and blogging are not priorities. They are, they just are not as high on the list as well feeding my kids. Let's be real, I have to work to feed all of them so works is above blogging too. If you clump the hubby in with the kids you understand where one the list of priorities blogging is. Third! I promise now that the kids are in bed the house work is not getting done (although the dishes are running- put them in the dishwasher while the kids were awake). But I have four laundry baskets right next to me as I am typing this post. Yep! The blog comes before housework.

Does it make me feel bad?

Of course, it does. I decided though, that it shouldn't. If it did then it was just something else added to my to-do list. I don't want my safe place, my happy place, my mental she-shed to be a chore. Which is why on Tuesday instead of blogging- I argued with other fans of The Coven: Academy series. The spoiler post for The Frozen Witch finally was posted and by the time I got on it had over 500 comments. I had to read and respond.

How not to be like me:


You could pre-schedule posts. Often times I do, not this time and the blog took the hit. You could review the books you read right away instead of waiting and marinating over the ending. I marinate, can't help it. Don't want to help it, which is why reviewing is sometimes not as frequent as other blogs. Or you could do you! Blog how you want if you blog and if not, read what you want and comment on author's spoiler post. Either way in the end you will be happy. Now I am off to fold a load of laundry then to bed since this human taxi starts early tomorrow morning for cheer and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (38) The Blacksmith Queen

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...




When a prophesy brings war to the Land of the Black Hills, Keeley Smythe must join forces with a clan of mountain warriors who are really centaurs in a thrilling new fantasy romance series from New York Times bestselling author G.A. Aiken. 

The Old King Is Dead

With the demise of the Old King, there’s a prophesy that a queen will ascend to the throne of the Black Hills. Bad news for the king’s sons, who are prepared to defend their birthright against all comers. But for blacksmith Keeley Smythe, war is great for business. Until it looks like the chosen queen will be Beatrix, her younger sister. Now it’s all Keeley can do to protect her family from the enraged royals. 

Luckily, Keeley doesn’t have to fight alone. Because thundering to her aid comes a clan of kilt-wearing mountain warriors called the Amichai. Not the most socially adept group, but soldiers have never bothered Keeley, and rough, gruff Caid, actually seems to respect her. A good thing because the fierce warrior will be by her side for a much longer ride than any prophesy ever envisioned …

Friday, September 20, 2019

Autumn Tag




I got this one from Jessica who is not sure where she first saw it.  I loved the images already to I kept them.



Hot Chocolate – what is your comfort book?

Can I go with a comfort series/ author?  Jaymin Eve The Supernatural Prison series (shifters,vamps, fae, mages) or Chandelle LaVaun's The Coven Elemental Magic or The Academy series (arcane, shifters,vamps, fae) tend to bring me comfort. 

Pumpkin Carving – what is your favorite creative outlet?


I like to draw or be crafty.  I do not like to create originals but I can copy a drawing like it is no body's business.

Falling Leaves – changes that appear bad but you secretly love?


Ummm... if done right, I love a good love triangle.  I know, I know I am suppose to hate them but I mean the drama, the angst.  I love them.

Pumpkin Spiced Latte – something you love that others tend to judge

Indie authors- I get it, I love them.  No, they may not be for you.  They may have poor editing ability but they can still tell a story.  No, it doesn't take away from my enjoyment of the story if there is grammar errors.


Bonfire Night – what makes you explode with joy?

Finding new series, Tuesdays (book release days) and academy books that are not reverse harem.


Fright Night – favourite scary book or film

I tend to stay away from scary books/movies.  Bad experience once ruins it for us all.   I do adore Signs by M. Night Shyamalan.

Halloween candy – favorite thing to eat

Caramel Apples from the State Fair are high on the list!

Scarves – your autumn ‘must have’ accessory

My kindle and boots.  There is nothing sexier than a good boot.


Fire – a book or film that burns your soul

The Frozen Witch by Chandelle LaVaun, the ending was just WHAT?  So, now I sit and wait for the next one to come out to find out what happens.

As for movie, Runaway Jury is my go to movie for fighting the establishment.  It is perfect for those days where you have a co-worker that you want to side eye.

Toffee apples – a book or film that seems one thing but really has a different inside

Origins by Ilona Andrews, I started reading this one thinking it would be like Kate Daniels or the Hidden Legacy series and no.  Just no!

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead was another one where I thought it was one thing and it was completely different.






Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (38) The Bookworm Crush


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.





This spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart.

Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for a dream scholarship, and the only way to win is to transform from sidekick to the heroine of her own life. But that level of confidence has never come easy.


The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols.

He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him?

To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers.

But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson? 

Why am I waiting?


The first book in this series was cute. Sometimes you just need an adorable read to pull you out of your current reading obsessions.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Teaser Tuesday (38) The Frozen Witch

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.

47364567. sy475 Teaser One


I wasn’t a tag-along anymore. I wasn’t an intruder. I wasn’t Tegan’s annoying best friend who wouldn’t go home. I was one of them.

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Oh, Bettina! I didn't even realize you thought that. You were always one of them.


Teaser Two


Tennessee reached down and picked it up. All the way up. Like it was nothing. Like it was any normal sword. He whistled and held the blade up in front of his face, then swung it around a bit. “Wow, I’ve never felt a sword like this. That’s for sure.”

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If anyone can lift it, Tenn would be the man.


Teaser Three

Tenn looked down to Tegan like he had absolutely no idea how to handle a crying girl who was determined to go into battle while actively sobbing. It was actually kind of adorable. 

 Tegan jumped up and stood beside me. She nodded. "No better way to work through your pain than to inflict it on someone else."

Tenn frowned and shook his head.  "Yeah, no.  No, that's not how that goes."

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I mean a gal has gotta do what a gal has gotta do.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Frozen Witch: Reactions to Chapter One to Nine in Gifs

I live tweeted my reactions in real time when I started this book. I had been waiting for it FOREVER!  Okay, not forever more like two months but still when you ship a couple as much as I ship #BETTSON than you would totally understand.  Here are the tweets I sent out... (a few were changed- as is the nature of technology.)



Chapter One



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Chapter Four




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Chapter Six




Chapter Seven


Chapter Eight


Chapter Nine



Saturday, September 14, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (37) Five Dark Fates


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...




After the battle with Katharine, the rebellion lies in tatters. Jules’s legion curse has been unbound, leaving her out of her mind and unfit to rule. Arsinoe must find a cure, even as the responsibility of stopping the ravaging mist rests heavy on her shoulders, and her shoulders alone. Mirabella has disappeared.

Queen Katharine’s rule over Fennbirn remains intact—for now. But her attack on the rebellion exacted a high price: her beloved Pietyr. Without him, who can she rely upon when Mirabella arrives, seemingly under a banner of truce? As oldest and youngest circle each other, and Katharine begins to yearn for the closeness that Mirabella and Arsinoe share, the dead queens hiss caution—Mirabella is not to be trusted.

In this conclusion to the Three Dark Crowns series, three dark sisters will rise to fight as the secrets of Fennbirn’s history are laid bare. Allegiances will shift. Bonds will be tested, and some broken forever.

The fate of the island lies in the hands of its queens.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (37) The Burning Shadow




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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.





#1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the world of the Lux with The Burning Shadow, the steamy, shocking second installment of the Origin series that will leave readers reeling.

When Evelyn Dasher crossed paths with Luc, she was thrown headfirst into the world of the Lux―only to discover that she was already far more involved in their world than she ever suspected.

Because the Luxen aren’t the only ones with a hidden past. There’s a gap in Evie’s memory, lost months of her life and a lingering sense that something happened, something she can’t remember and nobody is willing to tell her. She needs to find out the truth about who she is―and who she was. But every answer she finds only brings up more questions.

Her search for the truth brings her ever closer to Luc, the Origin at the center of it all. He’s powerful, arrogant, inhumanly beautiful, extremely dangerous…and possibly in love with her. But even as Evie falls for him, she can’t help but wonder if his attraction is to her, or to the memory of a girl who no longer exists.

And all the while, a new threat looms: reports of a flu-like, fatal virus that the government insists is being spread by Luxen. A horrifying illness that changes whoever it touches, spreading panic across a country already at its breaking point.


Why am I waiting?

You apparently did not read the first book in this series, The Darkest Star. Go one-click it and I promise you will end up waiting on this one too.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Teaser Tuesday (37) Night Shade Academy

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

“Rule number one,” she said. “Never let your guard down. Rule number two: don’t trust what you see. Rule number three: show no fear. And rule number four: always fight back.”

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I may just like this new roommate of hers. Nova seems to know what she is talking about.


Teaser Two

“I don’t know. You lost about a hundred and eighty pounds that were weighing you down, you learned the truth about the houses, you have a roommate who doesn’t want to kill you, and best of all, you met me.”

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Way to say: you are glad you met her, dude! The part about Nova was nice and lets be real the ex, is an ex for a reason. Plus her response is pretty funny.

Teaser Three

“I think you’d be crazy to fall for a girl who could wipe your existence off the face of this earth. And that it makes more sense to use my attraction as a tool for an unattainable goal.”

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Girl kinda has a point. Sometimes the hard truth is the one that you need to speak.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Book Trailer Saturday (36) Rated


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...




Societies thrive on order, and the Rating System is the ultimate symbol of organized social mobility.

The higher it soars, the more valued you are. The lower it plummets, the harder you must work to improve yourself. For the students at the prestigious Maplethorpe Academy, every single thing they do is reflected in their ratings, updated daily and available for all to see.

But when an act of vandalism sullies the front doors of the school, it sets off a chain reaction that will shake the lives of six special students -- and the world beyond.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Let's Discuss... Books Vs Movies




Is the book always better?


In general, I would agree the book is better sometimes though I find myself coinciding that the movie was well better. There is no rhyme or reason to it, it just happens- across all genres.

When the movie was better...



I was forced to read The Princess Bride in high school, and while it was okay. It wasn't until the movie that I actually liked it. What makes it even more amazing, is that the author is the one who wrote the screen-play. So he really did up the ante.



The Shawshank Redemption was another where I felt that the movie added so much more. This is probably cause the book was really novella length.





A Walk to Remember...my first Nicholas Sparks book and the only one I finished. Mandy Moore and Shawn West were perfect for the characters.





The Notebook was one of the first books I DNF. I decided while reading it that Nicholas Sparks and I just did not mix. Yet, when the movie came out a bunch of friends and I went to see it. It was good, darn good. One of my favorite romantic movies ever- granted I rarely watch pure romantic movies.

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The Pelican Brief, one of the first book to movie adaptions I saw. I was blown away with how well the characters were portrayed. Julia as Barby and Denzel as Gray were seriously the best casting choices ever.





I know I am going to get backlash for this one but The Hunger Games the movie was so much more than the books. It could be due to me watching the movies first, and then being begged to read the books by my students. I read the first two- the movies were better so I passed on reading the third.




When the book is better...





Vampire Academy Any doubts that the book was better is crushed when you look at the sheer numbers of books and spin-off books verses the number of movie adaptation. Although the movie entertained me to no end- just saying.





Beautiful Creatures Is it even fair to compare when they were so drastically different?





The Mortal Instruments so much left out, that I can't even. If you want me to go there though ummm no mention of parabatai, demons in the institute and Cary/ Valentine with the cup to start.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday (36) The Orchid Throne


Hey y'all, thanks so much for stopping by my WoW! 
Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spinewhich spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.






A PRISONER OF FATE

As Queen of the island kingdom of Calanthe, Euthalia will do anything to keep her people free—and her secrets safe—from the mad tyrant who rules the mainland. Guided by a magic ring of her father’s, Lia plays the political game with the cronies the emperor sends to her island. In her heart, she knows that it’s up to her to save herself from her fate as the emperor’s bride. But in her dreams, she sees a man, one with the power to build a better world—a man whose spirit is as strong, and whose passion is as fierce as her own…

A PRINCE AMONG MEN

ConrĂ­, former Crown Prince of Oriel, has built an army to overthrow the emperor. But he needs the fabled Abiding Ring to succeed. The ring that Euthalia holds so dear to her heart. When the two banished rulers meet face to face, neither can deny the flames of rebellion that flicker in their eyes—nor the fires of desire that draw them together. But in this broken world of shattered kingdoms, can they ever really trust each other? Can their fiery alliance defeat the shadows of evil that threaten to engulf their hearts and souls?


Why am I waiting?

I loved The Twelve Kingdoms series by this author. I binge read The Uncharted Realms series by her as well. I am betting that this series will be just as good.