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5 Moons- I absolutely loved it, and highly recommend it!

4 Moons- I loved it! A must buy!

3 Moons- I liked it. Add it to your TBR.

2 Moons- It was okay, but not my cup of tea.

1 Moon- I didn't like it at all.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Review: Storm Cursed (Mercy Thompson #11) by Patricia Briggs

3 Stars
I liked this one but I'm starting to feel like the series is getting drawn out. It was good and I love Mercy and all the characters. As always, the plot was very intriguing and kept me guessing. I guess there is just only so many times you can do something before it gets a little tired even with a different plot. Maybe it was just the witches? They kind of fell flat for me. I know I'll keep reading the series no matter how many books there is but I do hope the next book has more excitement.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Review: Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #26) by Laurell K Hamilton

2 Stars

I was really disappointed by this book, and I was looking forward to it. The last two books were so good!
For the first half of the book it's all relationship stuff. Don't get me wrong that's great but there wasn't much plot at all until chapter 30 something! That's ridiculous. On top of that one thing I really hated was Anita and Micha referring to Nathaniel as their "shared boy". Umm. No. I'm perfectly fine with their relationship and how it works but can you not call him something besides your "shared boy" ?!

When we finally do get to the plot the book flowed much faster but I felt like just as things had started to get good and interesting the book ended. Just ended!

I understand she has a lot of personal stuff, and relationship stuff going on in these books but I really wish the author had found a way to let us know what was going on without sacrificing 30+ chapters of the book.

I probably will read the next book  because I am pretty invested in the series after all these years. That's about all that's keeps me reading them now though.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Review: Shades of Wicked (Night Rebel Novel) by Jeaniene Frost

Book Description:

In this thrilling new Night Rebel series set in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress world, sexy and ruthless vampire Ian finally meets his match!The Rule BreakerMaster vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.
The Law MakerVeritas’ normal role is police, judge and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait…well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s devil-may-care, roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers that Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences…

My Review:

This is the first novel of the authors new Night Rebel series. We FINALLY get Ian's story! 

Oh my goodness! This one started out a bit slow for me but then I was so into it and I can NOT believe how it ended!!

I already loved Ian from the other series she has wrote but after this I'm not sure who is my favourite anymore, Vald or Ian. 

I can not wait for the sequel. 5 stars all the way!! 

5 Moons!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Excerpt: Last Resort by Amber Malloy #Romance #suspense

Last Resort
Amber Malloy

Genres: Interracial/BWWM

Publisher: Evernight Publishing

Book Description:

African American socialite and bestselling crime writer Cayden Young returns to her high school stomping grounds to solve a cold case. Unfortunately, her hot business partner is in her way. In love since high school, they couldn’t work out their rich-girl, poor-boy differences. While she attempts to put the past to rest, she ends up unearthing a more than a decade-old secret that could get her killed.

Former Marine Levi Scott is ready to take over his family’s resort fulltime. The only problem is he needs to buy out his partner, who he happens to be in love with. Always on unsure footing with the wealthy beauty, he is determined to get her out of his life for once and all, and decides the best way to do so is offering to help her solve a thirteen-year-old cold case. Soon, they figure out the murderer may still reside in their posh resort town … and Cayden could be next on their list.

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Since the third step always creaked under foot, he counted to ten before he flipped on the lamp and loosened his tie.
“Holy shit, Levi! What the hell?” She jumped while he bit back a chuckle.
“Isn’t that my line?” Beads of water from her shower gathered on her skin. She wore a pair of barely-there yoga shorts, and Levi could see straight through her tank top. Round, full breasts were easy to make out beneath her stretched-too-thin material.
“There’s no way that event ended this early,” she scolded him.
“Forgive me for ruining your heist … should I leave and come back to let you finish?” Everything about the woman turned him on, starting with her messy bun and black-framed glasses.
No rich-girl representative or spoiled brat came to steal time in his shower spa. Instead, the real girl next door stood in front of him. “My shower was one thing, Ms. Young, but my last bottle of wine?”
She held onto a bottle of Riesling, shipped from the Italian vineyard that wanted the resort to use them exclusively. “Do you not remember telling me to stop taking wine from the resort?”
“There’s this thing called inventory, and if a bottle is missing,” he spoke slowly as if talking with a child, “it is considered stolen. Much like what you’re doing right now.” He pointed to the contraband in her hand.
“I beg to differ. You don’t even like Riesling, Mr. Scott.” She smiled innocently. “So what happened? Did you forget something?”
“Now that you mention it…” Taking off his tux jacket, he threw it off to the side. “What do you think about this couch?”
Cayden shook her head, probably not following his line of questioning. “Heirloom? It doesn’t really go with the décor.”
“Exactly! I worked my ass off to make this place look … what’s the word?”
“Modern,” she offered.
“Manly. But we’ll go with your term. Look at this craftsmanship … dark, hardwood floors, straight lines, and that kitchen is a work of art. I made that farmhouse table by hand,” he bragged, glad she didn’t interrupt. “Then there’s this monstrosity … a red velvet Victorian. And let’s not forget the piano. No one plays that shit. Why the hell do we even have it? My mother claims it’s too valuable to put in storage, so she leaves this crap here.”
“I’m guessing you want to get rid of it?”
“Of course, but you know Lydia’s weapon of choice is guilt,” he complained while rolling up his sleeves. “I was thinking if I changed or altered it in some way, then maybe I could tolerate it.”
“Hmmm.” She tilted her head to the side while she relaxed her stance. “What do you have in mind?”
“For starters, I’m going to put you on top of it, and eat your pussy until your head explodes. After that, we can wing it.” Levi didn’t know if she would accept his proposition, but he didn’t anticipate the smile that slowly graced her pretty lips.

About the Author:

Amber Malloy dreamed of being a double agent but couldn’t pass the psyche evaluation. Crushed by despair that she couldn’t legally shoot things, Amber pursued her second career choice as pastry chef. When she’s not writing or whipping up a mean Snickers Cheesecake, she occasionally spies on her sommelier. Amber is convinced he’s faking his French accent.

Amber loves to talk to her readers and can be found at


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Interview with C.E. Clayton, author of The Monster Of Selkirk #YA

Hi! Would you tell us a little bit about yourself? 

My name is actually Chelscey, (like Chelsea, but spelt funny) which is why I go by my pen name. Much easier to find me this way, trust me! I am a big nerd; I collect Uncanny X-Men comic books, and fangirl over Doctor Who, Supernatural, Mass Effect and Dragon Age. I am also a pet parent with three rescued fur babies: two big fluffy cats, and one little dog who thinks he is a cat. I was born and raised in Southern California, but I recently transplanted to New Orleans for my husband’s job. I am also a fan of tattoos and dying my hair fun colors.

Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?

Thank you! As cliché as it may be, I just want to profusely thank my readers for picking up my stories and finding Tallis and her friends worth following. It’s incredibly humbling, and I am so honored to have you!

Do you write an outline before starting a book or just write?

I tend to be more of a pantser. I write down where the story needs to end, what needs to be accomplished, and the big character traits, and write a brief couple of sentence outline for the next three chapters. After that, I just sit down and let the characters lead me to their destination and then repeat the process until the end. Editing and revising is where I make sure everything actually flows and makes sense. But if I outline too much, I tend to get bored of my writing before I’ve actually begun.

Your life is an action/suspense novel; your stuck on a ship and it’s about to blow. If it was just you, you would jump overboard and get away fast, but there are a few people that were being held captive on the ship too. What do you do? 

I would pull some serious Archer levels of snark and banter as I bumble through a truly epic rescue. The captors will be so confused by my misplaced confidence, that I will momentarily have the upper hand. With bullets flying and bouncing off walls to hit their intended target but miss the captives, I turn out the lights for added confusion, and lead the captives out.  Shrugging off the bullet that somehow managed to hit my foot, I unceremoniously toss the now freed captives off the boat, before falling suit as the explosion from the ship tosses me overboard, making me look like the truly epic super-hero spy that is far too cool to look at the explosions behind them.

I know authors get asked this a lot but do you have any advice that you would give to aspiring writers?

Take your time. Don’t just start submitting your book to agents or publishers the moment YOU think your book is done. Sit on it for like a month or two, then go back and read it. Then give it to people who aren’t your best friends, who are avid readers in your genre, and see what they think before editing or revising your book once again. Research exactly who you think (agent or publisher) is the best fit for your book, don’t just submit your work to everyone, you’ll just get that many more rejections. And don’t discount small or indie presses as an option, given the big publishing houses still only care for books that will be commercial successes because they are just a retelling of The Hunger Games, you may be shooting yourself in the foot by not considering smaller publishing houses as a viable option for publication.

Can we expect more novels from you in 2017/2018?

Absolutely! Book two in “The Monster of Selkirk” series just came out a few weeks ago, and book three is in the final stages of editing, so I’m hoping to get that out early in 2018, if not sooner.

Do you think you may ever go into another genre?

Definitely. I am currently half way through writing a general fiction novel that focuses on forgiveness, family, and mental illness/health. While my fantasy novels include characters dealing with similar issues, the book is never really about those struggles. This new work of fiction will focus solely on those themes, without any fantastic creatures to get in the way.

Is there a genre that you love to read, and would like to write, but just cannot?

Hard science fiction and historical fiction. I love when authors do a ton of research in these subjects so the science feels real, and the historical fiction feels like you could conceivably use it to study for a history exam. But the amount of research required, which probably amounts to multiple college degrees, plus being comfortable with writing something that is just a step or two away from being non-fiction, is just something I cannot reconcile in my mind. I research for all my fantasy novels as well, but I just don’t have the drive to do the kind of research needed before even starting to write books like that like some some of these authors. I applaud them for what they can do, and wish I could follow in their footsteps, but ultimately, I just can’t.

What is your favorite quote, by whom, and why?

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: it might have been!” – John Greenleaf Whittier. I’ve loved this quote since high school and its reminder to live your life to its fullest so that you don’t look back and wonder what could have been if you did this or that. It’s a strong reminder to be happy with the choices you’ve made and the person you’ve become without lamenting the “what ifs” in life.

Can you tell us about your main character?

Tallis is a strong, female lead who struggles to feel accepted both in her home town, and within her own skin. She strives to see the good in everyone, sometimes to a fault as certain people constantly betray that, and yet she still yearns for their love. She doesn’t want to be a hero, she just wants to live a life of her choosing, but she doesn’t hesitate to do the right thing, sometimes at great personal cost. She also acts before she thinks sometimes, and is pretty ignorant when it comes to love. She knows all about lust, but she had no good example for romantic love, so she often can’t see what’s right in front of her. Tallis is one of those people who brings people together, which include people who may otherwise never be friends. She’s wonderful, and flawed, and sometimes needs help. Despite the fantasy world she lives in, she is meant to feel like a very real person, maybe even a person you know, or want to be more like. She may be the heroine that feels typical in this genre, but I strove to make her well-rounded. She stumbles and falls, but never in a way that feels trite. She is a girl on the long road to self-discovery, a road that gets blocked when feral elves decide to burn everything she knows.

Random Quickies!

Please answer 3-5

Pepsi or coke?


Favorite kind of chocolate?


Cats or dogs?


Do you own a laptop or desktop computer?


What book are you reading today?

The Time Traveler’s Wife

The Monster Of Selkirk
The Duality of Nature  
Book 1
C.E. Clayton

Genre: YA Fantasy

Print Length: 329 pages

Publisher: DevilDog Press

Publication Date: April 18, 2017


Book Description:

Monsters come in many forms, and not everyone knows a monster when they see one. After three hundred years of monstrous, feral elves plaguing the island nation of Selkirk, everyone believes they know what a monster is. Humans have learned to live with their savage neighbors, enacting a Clearing every four years to push the elves back from their borders. The system has worked for centuries, until after one such purge, a babe was found in the forest.

As Tallis grows, she discovers she isn't like everyone else. There is something a little different that makes people leery in her presence, and she only ever makes a handful of friends.

But when the elves gather their forces and emerge from the forests literally hissing Tallis's name like a battle mantra, making friends is the least of her troubles. Tallis and her companions find themselves on an unwilling journey to not only clear her name, but to stop the elves from ravaging her homeland.

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About the Author:

C. E. Clayton was born and raised in Southern California where she worked in the advertising industry for several years on accounts that ranged from fast food, to cars, and video games (her personal favorite). This was before she packed up her life, husband, two displeased cats, and one very confused dog and moved to New Orleans. Now, she is a full time writer (mainly in the fantasy genre), her cats are no longer as displeased, and her dog no longer confused.

More about C.E. Clayton, including her blog, book reviews, and poetry, can be found on her website:


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