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What do you do?

Alright so clearly I have some catching up to do. I have read some pretty amazing books this past month and need to tell everyone about them however I’m not sure where November went this past month has been crazy! So I’ll get on it, sorry for being so slow. But this post is about book stores!

How many of us have gone into a book store just to grab one thing or even just to browse and walk out spending over a hundred bucks. Every time, every single time I go into a book store I spend at least a hundred bucks! The other day I went out to grab my little man a few books and I couldn’t help myself I just couldn’t I bought so much. That damn place should come with a warning! I wasn’t even buying books for myself and still bought almost a hundred dollars worth of books. Jeeze it’s worse then an addiction, I swear I tried to hold back putting blinders on to all the pretty books and I still got sucked in. I just couldn’t help it, I love books too much! But what do you do? Their just so tempting! To make matters worse I have to go back to get some Christmas gifts and we all know I’ll be sucked in again!

How many times has this happened to you? What’s your crazy book store story let us know in the comments! 

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It’s Live!!!!!

The Trouble with Twelfth Grave: A Novel (Charley Davidson Series) by [Jones, Darynda]  I have been waiting for this book forever and just got a little Halloween treat early cause I didn’t know it was going live today! I am super excited about this book and I am planning to read it next. However I wanted something a little bit on the scary side for my Halloween read so I think I am going to start Play Dead by Anne Frasier tonight but as soon as I am done it is Charley Davidson all the way! So anyone looking for the next book in the Charley Davidson series click away and get your Halloween on Charley style or if you’re looking for true freakiness check out Anne Frasier it sounds like it might scared the pants of me (and not in a good way) hahaha. Happy Halloween, be safe and enjoy!

Happy Reading!

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How Much Is Too Much…..Sex

In romance novels there should always be sex but when does it become too much? I’d say typically that just isn’t the case hahaha however every now and then I find myself skimming or just flat out skipping some sex scenes because I’m too into the actual story.

 I think when it comes to the romance genre sex is a big part of the story, it helps us to see there connection and feel the main characters passion towards each other. However sometimes an author can get carried away with too many sex scenes. Sometimes it’s nice to fade out the scene or to just state something like “after we got done with our business” kinda thing. We don’t necessarily need to read every time they have sex. 

However times when an author fades out too much can become frustrating cause you were in the zone and anticipating to actually read it! Part of the reason we read these books if for the set up of these types of scenes so by the time they are in the mood it’s dissaponting to not get to read it.  I enjoy a we’ll written sex scene as much as the next reader, please don’t dissapoint us! 

The other time I find that sex is too much, is when there isn’t a connection. When a proper connection isn’t made I find the sex scenes to be over done and not worth the read cause the actual passion isn’t written for us to anticipate the scene. It almost become cookie cutter. But also sometimes they hop into bed too soon, not that this doesn’t sometimes work, but if we don’t even know the characters yet it’s hard to feel any kind of connection. I’m not saying all books need a slow burn, but most of the time we need to feel a connection from the characters to each other before we can really enjoy their sex scenes. 

Granted sometimes a sex scene is just that and if written we’ll it doesn’t matter what’s behind it, it’s just fucking hot to read! 

Some people say it’s all just smut and we read it cause it’s like female porn. Here’s my say on that……… most sex scenes are fucking hot and I enjoy reading them, however the reason I read romance is not only for the sex scenes. It’s for the story, the falling in love, the friendships and hilarious antics some get into. Most all authors in this genre write for the story that is in their head and if that story takes them to the bedroom (which it’s going to, we are reading about relationships and it’s highly unlikely a relationship isn’t going to lead to the bedroom) then they take it there. Really it wouldn’t be a great read if they didn’t! 

As for the amount of sex in a book each couples story is going to differ. I’m not going to lie I wish my life had time for the amount of times some of these couples go at it. Realistically most of us just don’t have time to go at it 3, 4, 5 times a day or all night long my gosh we’d never get anything else done. However it is nice to dream isn’t it hahaha. 

So what do you figure, how much is too much sex in a book? 

Happy Reading!

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Book Review: Running into Love by Aurora Rose Reynolds

  This book was just what I was looking for, it was super good. I love Aurora Rose Reynolds writing. She draws you into the story and makes you feel what the characters are feeling. This story was no different, really well written, I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down. It wasn’t super angsty, it had a great story line and was like reading a story about people you know falling in love. It was an easy read that drew me in and I didn’t want it to end.

So you have this kinda crazy really awesome heroine, Fawn and the fantastic Alpha male hero Levi. She is a teacher and he is an NYPD homicide detective, they also end up being neighbors. Oh what a small world it is really. These two had the chemistry that makes me love reading as much as I do. They had that spark that gives you butterflies and makes you root for them even when you don’t have too. I loved them together!

“I like you, I like that you’re a little bit crazy and a whole lot blind, but until I know you understand exactly what’s happening between us, there is no way I’ll take you to my bed.” Blinking at him, I try to understand exactly what the hell he’s saying, but all I can focus on is the fact that he called me crazy and blind. “I’m not crazy or blind.”

“Gorgeous, you’re so fucking stuck in your own head, you can’t see straight.”

 

The way they meet is hilarious and makes the whole first chapter pretty funny. I liked all the characters, even the secondary characters, it’s definitely set up that the secondary characters could get their own books which is awesome cause I’d like to spend more time with these crazy girl’s. I feel like if they were real we would totally have drinks and enjoy great nights out together haha. Both their families are a bit crazy and it adds to the hilarious antics that happen throughout the story. This book had a little bit of everything laughter, swooning moments, family, love, and some seriously hot moments. A really well done read and totally worth the time to get to know everyone.

 

“Jesus!” I finally get a grip on the cord and pull, which tugs the earphones out of her ears, and her body stills. “Are you crazy?” I grit out, and her eyes move over me, then to the cord in my hand.

“Oh shit. Oops!” she pants, covering her face with her hands. Oops? Is this chick for real?

I thought with how Aurora’s writing is, the suspense would be a bit more but in this story it was a little down played compared to her usual. However it worked in this story, this was a true love story and the whole story line worked really well all together. If you’re looking for a fun, easy read that portrays a great Alpha and two wonderful character’s falling in love I suggest this book. I enjoyed every second of reading and can’t wait to get into the rest of the character’s stories that I really hope she writes. Do yourself a favor and read this story and just lose yourself in love for a little bit, I’m sure you’ll love it too!

Happy Reading!

“You stole my heart and my breath the day you ran into me,” I say simply, and she pulls back, wiping away the tears on her cheeks.

“Who would have thought running with your eyes closed would lead to love?” she asks, and I grin at her

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Shout Out To The Sisterhood

Last night I was checking out my favorite author’s Facebook page and found something very interesting, something I think we all need to see and learn from. Now my favorite author is Kristen Ashley, she rocks and she writes so fricking well. If I had even half her talent I would be a happy lady. One thing about her writing is her heroines not only rock but they rock with the sisterhood. Before I go into more checkout this video from her website and I’ll explain my reasoning for this post afterwards.

First I want to point out that I am a hairstylist and I didn’t notice any grey hairs watching this video until she pointed them out and even if I had I NEVER would have thought she needed to color her hair. Who was this person that thought they needed to be so rude as to put that in the comment section. My gosh is that how much hate is out there, that we feel it’s our business to be so incredibly rude over 5 grey hairs how ridiculous. Kristen Ashley put this statement within her sharing this video:

My mother taught me a long time ago, if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. I feel with the advent of the Internet, and the anonymity behind it, this life lesson often falls by the wayside. It sometimes isn’t just trolls being trolls. It’s the dash off of an opinion without thinking it through first, and what it might mean to the person who is on the receiving end.

This video shares a powerful story of what (and in this instance, it’s most certainly a troll) lay behind the target of an anonymous remark.

What it means to the person on the receiving end.

I agree, how come we forgot these simple life lessons, how sad is this person that they need to post something like that just to make themselves feel better?

I read a lot of books and in those a lot of them say let’s build each other up, the sisterhood needs to unite together not fall apart. We as women are already our harshest critiques. We can find any fault in ourselves and make it into worse than it really is, we don’t need others pointing things out only for us to make them into a bigger issue. We are all wonderful as we are, we need to start building each other up. We need to start helping each other out and pointing out our wonderful qualities so that the sisterhood can grow stronger together.

Right now there are so many terrible things happening in this world (the shootings in Vegas, the rally in Charlottsville, hurricanes, and so much more) we don’t need to be adding more to the mix of all the crazy. So my suggestion to everyone is why don’t we start giving out random complements to the other members of our sisterhood, let’s start building each other up again. Even if it’s a nice shoes, your hair looks awesome, sweet top, just something that may make the other person feel a little good about their choices.

I try hard in my reviews for books I don’t enjoy or aren’t what I was looking for, to not be mean that isn’t why I started this blog. I mostly did it to put my feelings about books in my reviews and that’s for books I loved, liked or disliked. So I hope going forward I can find some redeeming qualities in the books I didn’t like along with the things that didn’t work for me. However the great thing about reading is that some people enjoy things that others don’t, I’ll just try to be nice about the ones I don’t like as much.

So as I said let’s start a shout out to the sisterhood, start giving other women some compliments maybe we’ll stop being so hard on ourselves.

I would also like to give a shout out to all the victims, survivors and families that are going through so much right now with all the horrible tragedies. Our thoughts are with everyone.

Happy Reading!

P.S I checked out the stay at home chef youtube channel (the lady in that video) and it looks like that woman can cook! I may check out a few of her recipes to try out cause they look delightful! If you’d like to check it out here is her website  www.TheStayAtHomeChef.com 

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Not living up to it’s potential!

How often does this happen to you? I know I get sucked in way to easily, all the time! All an author has to do is write a really good synopsis and I’m done for. Download that baby and start reading only to find out I’ve been duped again! Everyone has their book crack, the thing they love the most and will read no matter what and if the synopsis is good or even great, we one click and download just so we get our fix. But all too often the book isn’t as good as the promise of it was. It’s like a kick to the crotch every time I start reading something I thought was going to be my next fangirling moment only to realize the synopsis was better then the book. 

Our book crack is always an auto buy for us. Some like bad boys, bullies, angst, comedy, mystery, suspense or a combination or whatever their choice of book crack may be. But whatever it is that is your book crack it makes it even better with the perfect synopsis to go with it. What a downer though when you finish the book and think what the hell did I just read…… yes the lead was a jerk face bully but the story was nowhere near what the promise of the synopsis was. It happens all the time to me, I read the synopsis and finally this is what I want to read just to be foiled again! 

I’m not saying the book has to be terrible for me to think this. Sometimes I think yes that was good but not nearly as good as I was expecting. Or even there are times when I’m like ok that book was good but the promise of that jerk face bully (I’m using bully book crack as an example cause I have many book cracks….. really I’m just a book addict ha) wasn’t nearly what I thought I was in for. Which ends up being a complete downer. Lot’s of books are really good even but I was dooped by the synopsis and thought something other then what happened was going to happen. 

Obviously author’s have to write a really good synopsis to draw us in so we’ll read their work, however I don’t like being mislead or dooped damn it! I just want to read the book that goes with that synopsis. I recently read a book that had this fantastic synopsis so of course I get the book only to read the book (and almost not finish) to realize that the only thing from the synopsis that was in the book were the names of the lead characters. Was I ever not impressed because I thought this was my next IT book, my next favorite author just to discover that the blurb I was so excited for wasn’t even the story I was reading. I got duped……. again! So tell me am I the only one or does everyone else have these moments? Also what is your book crack? 
Happy Reading!

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Review: Wildfire by Ilona Andrews

   Well I am finally reviewing this book after reading it almost 2 weeks ago. I think that maybe it’s taken me so long because I don’t want it to be over! I loved this series, it was everything, I didn’t want it to end. This husband and wife duo author are truly amazing. They also left a little something at the end that leaves it open for maybe a fourth book and I hope that’s in the works because I would love to read more. Especially now that Nevada and Rogan have their relationship locked in, there doesn’t have to be any drama in that department, they can just fight the monsters among them as a full team which would make them so much stronger. I was so into this book I didn’t even highlight anything cause I was so involved with reading so I’ll have to go back and find some great parts (which will be hard cause it was all so good).

When life hits you in the gut, it’s always a sucker punch. You never see it coming. One moment you’re walking along, worrying your little worries and making quiet plans, and the next you’re rolled into a ball, trying to hug yourself against the pain, frantic and reeling, your mind a jumble of scared thoughts.

This book starts off right where the last book ended. And it starts with a bang getting right into the heart of what this book will be focused on. Don’t get me wrong they also have to figure out who is behind this “take over the world” business they keep running into. But the big thing is Nevada making her family safe from all kinds of evil especially her crazy grandmother, that they just found out about.

“Victoria can do everything I do and much more, and she does it better. I’m just now figuring out the extent of my power. She’s been trained in the use of magic since she could hold chalk in her hand. She has power, money, and troops we don’t. She’ll do whatever she has to do to gain control of me and Catalina at the very least.”

There was so much to this book. It had drama, suspense, edge of your seat wondering what will happen next, action, fight scenes, and romance. It had something for everyone. I have loved this series from the beginning, I had a few issues here and there but nothing to stop me from liking the actual story line. But for me I think this was the strongest book. Nevada had her head on straight, she knew what she wanted and she was going for it. Especially in her relationship with Rogan, she wasn’t in her head wondering, she  knew that she was going to be with him and she was going to fight, even him, to make it happened. Meanwhile these two really were meant to be so there was no reason to fight it, they deserved a happily ever after.

“Before we begin, are there any affiliations and alliances to other Houses you wish to declare?”

“Yes. In the event of the formation of House Baylor, House Baylor intends to sign a Mutual Aid Pact with House Harrison.”

“So noted,” the Keeper stated.

“Also, I wish to announce my engagement to Connor Rogan of House Rogan.” Everyone sat up straighter and looked at Rogan. For the first time since I’d known him, shock showed on Rogan’s face. It was there only for a fleeting second, but I saw it and I would savor it for the rest of my life.

That may have been a bit spoilerish, but I mean, we all know they are going to end up together I just wanted to point out that Nevada was standing up for their relationship and also that this girl had balls. She take everything head on and tackles it, she is a force to be reckoned with! I love that we get all our questions answered in this book, especially what Nevada’s sisters powers are that was something I was hoping for and enjoyed seeing how it played out. One thing I don’t really understand is how all the “kids” in her family are Primes or extremely strong with their magic, how is this possible when apparently her father had no magic at all. I mean they need to be strong for the story line I’m just wondering how it all came about, not enough for me to dislike any part of the book just a little mental wondering of my own.

Obviously because this is the third book in the series I can’t tell you much about what happens because it would spoil so much, but I can tell you if you haven’t read the series start now it is so worth it. The writing alone is so well done this author duo is very good at story building. Do I recommend this series absolutely, do I hope there will be a fourth book you bet your ass I do, Did I want it to be over NO fucking way! Do yourself a favor and get into this world of magic and mayhem, so much fun! Happy Reading!

While Lenora’s people had sorted out the arrests of Sturm and his personnel, and first responders had pulled Grandma Frida from the rubble of the wall, Bern had broken the cypher on Olivia’s files. It detailed the entirety of what she knew about the conspiracy: names, details, crimes committed in the name of the cause. We knew everything except for the identity of Caesar. That remained a secret. – Let’s hope we get to find out in a fourth book…… soon haha!

Here is the series reading order:

Burn for Me: A Hidden Legacy Novel

White Hot: A Hidden Legacy Novel

Wildfire: A Hidden Legacy Novel