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October 2018 Wrap Up!

I read eight books during the month of October. Which doesn't seem like a lot for me but I've been writing lots, getting ready for NaNoWriMo and just living life during one of the best times of the year. 1) Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating  Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun. Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out

Cursed Rebel - Review

Never trust a pretty face. My grandma taught me that. She warned me about the Fair Folk but I never believed her...until I was kidnapped by one. And damn, he is pretty. But Fin was sent to bring me to his King, and if I want to survive the Otherworld, I have no choice but to trust him - for now. Oh, and did I mention my sexy best friend is hunting me? I should've listened to Gran. Mini Book Breakdown  All her life, Lucy had been told that the Fae her bad, evil and she should stay away from them. All that changes when Fin shows up and kidnaps her, taking her to the land of the Fae... This is the first thing I've by this author and let me say, it won't be the last. I really liked the world building and the characters. Fin especially was great. I do think it should've been longer, the end just felt off to me. I think expanding on this novel would be amazing, it's pretty short anyway, I read it all in one afternoon.  I liked the flow of the writing once we got a few cha

The Haunting of Hill House - Netflix Review

I've been watching more movies and TV shows lately, because I've been editing my novel and stuck on this novel that I want to finish reading but I'm not enjoying it, I've been pushing myself through it.  So anyway, since my blog is kind of.... sparse as of late, why not talk about these amazing stories that I've been watching? Plus, it's October, what better for a horror series? Here we go.... follow me into the Hill House. I have said many times that I love character driven stories and this is one of those, not only that but the characters are all likable which hardly ever happens in horror anymore. So let's talk about those characters shall we?  Steven - The oldest, most people think he's the asshole character and they don't like him. I love him, he's struggling just as the rest of the siblings just in different ways.  Shirley - The oldest girl, she can be an ice queen and rather high and mighty but she's carrying a secret that's been h

50/50 Friday - Scary Book & Movie You Want to Read/Watch

50/50 Friday is hosted here on this blog and over at Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know! Topic for the Week Scary Book & Movie You Want to Read/Watch Netflix recently came out with this series called The Haunting of Hill House and it's what I wanted to watch for Halloween. When I started to fill out this post with it on my list but I did recently watch it all and IT'S AMAZING!  It's everything I love and want from the horror genre! It's so perfectly creepy and has an amazing story!  I plan to do a whole review on it very very soon. It might already be up, I don't know. We'll see. Anyway, if you've not seen it. Go

Pisces Hooks Taurus Blog Tour + Giveaway

It’s a time for searching, and a time for finding, Pisces: keep casting your line and you will hook what you’re looking for. Zane has it all planned out: land the perfect Meet Cute, fall in love, and live happily ever after.  Should be simple enough if he put his mind to it. A little creativity and some thinking outside of the box, and voila, he’d be married to the woman of his dreams. It would be perfect.  And it would be before his visa ran out. But why are his feelings running wild now that the pressure’s on? Why is his picture-perfect plan turning into a muddled mess of morphed metaphors he can’t make sense of anymore? Just as well he’s met an English professor to help. And even though their first meet is anything but cute, this down-to-earth teacher may just be the realist Zane needs to ground him and give him a shot at love after all. Don’t cast your line too wide, Pisces. Your perfect catch may already have bitten. CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE Excerpt #1: “Luke jumped to th

Code Wolf - ARC Review (Paranormal Romance)

When Seattle detective and alpha werewolf Derek Miller meets Riley Price, the bond is instant. Feral. Their connection entails enormous risk, for he must keep the existence of his kind secret at all costs. But the forces of darkness have Riley in their sights. Now Derek must choose between the Were code of silence and saving the woman who’s set him on fire. Mini Book Review  Riley is your normal woman but one night she's nearly attacked only be saved by Derek. A cop but also an Alpha werewolf. He and a few of his friends keep the streets safe but when he saves Riley.... everything changes, there is something about her that he's drawn to. I'm in love with Derek. He's a great leading man for sure and Riley is perfect for him! This story kept me flipping pages way past my bedtime, the formatting was a little weird but it's an ARC and I'm sure it will be fixed, so no worries there.  Overall, this is a great paranormal romance that has lots of action and steam but al

Guilty Pleasure Reads

Hello little butterflies! Hope you're all having a wonderful day! We all have those books, the ones we love but know aren't the best or the ones that others drag for being so bad. We don't care though, we still love them. Here are some of my guilty pleasure reads. I'm a sucker for fancy dresses on covers. I miss that trend and hope it comes back. So naturally, when I saw this book, I had to read it. I swallowed it up in one day and quickly finished the others. It wasn't till I started blogging that I saw people ripping it to pieces, saying it was such a guilty pleasure. It was my first brush with guilty pleasure reads.  For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon. But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back

Llewellyn's Little Book of Life Between Lives - Mini Review

Explore exciting new case studies and research findings from the world-famous Newton Institute(R). This handy pocket-size book provides an introduction to Life Between Lives, regression hypnotherapy, past life regression, and reincarnation. Discover simple exercises designed to help you make contact with a higher wisdom for answers to your questions and guidance in developing the life you were meant to live. In these pages, you will find expert advice, tips, and techniques for your own journey of spiritual self-discovery. Llewellyn's Little Book of Life Between Lives also explores soul groupings, the Council of Elders, the process of life selection, soul development, and much more. In a warm and wonderful way, this book confirms what many of us suspect--at the end of life, a home filled with everlasting, unconditional love awaits you. Mini Book Breakdown I have loved every other single book in this series that I've read, this one... it put me to sleep every time I opened it to

50/50 Friday - Favorite Longest/Shortest Series

50/50 Friday is hosted here on this blog and over at Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know! Topic for the Week Favorite Longest/Shortest Series This one was really hard for me! I noticed that I am a fan of longer series over anything else when it comes to my reading so finding a short series I loved was easier said than done! But I did manage to do it! So here we go! Longest Book Series This was a hard one! I have so many favorites that are long series but I narrowed it down - just barely - to this one: Throne of Glass I actually got this book because my little sister had bought it, read it, and hated it. So she mailed it to me and I loved it!  Sh

Dynasty Season 2 Episode 1 - Review/Recap

When it comes to TV shows, I've noticed that I usually like ones that aren't that good in the ratings... like Witches of East End, Shadowhunters, and now, Dynasty.  If you don't know anything about this show, it started out in the 1980's as a daytime soap opera but it ended in 1989. This is the modern take on it. It follows the Carrington family through all their drama, not only family drama but they own a huge oil business so there is work drama too. I loved the first season, thought it was well acted, looked amazing and was just a fun show to watch and escape from the world. Now we are moving on to season 2 and I want to talk about each episode.  There will be spoilers here, you've been warned!  When we left off in season 1, there was a huge fire and Crystal had been shot! We learn though only Crystal died, everyone else makes a full recovery. I was sad to see Crystal go as I loved the actress who played her. We see that Steven is still trying to figure out how to

A Discovery of Witches Episode 1 Review

This show is based on the wildly popular book series by   Deborah Harkness  of the same name. So if you don't know anything about this series, it focuses on  Diana Bishop, a which from a very powerful line of witches (yes, that line) but she wants nothing to do with witchcraft. Then there is Matthew  Clairmont... the vampire with lots of secrets. They end up meeting over a book that only Diana can open and things just spiral from there... in between tea times and all that wine they drink of course.  I read the book in August and while it's not a favorite, I did enjoy the plot. It's been called Twilight for adults many times. If you'd like to read my review , you can follow the link.  I admit, I only read the book because I saw that the TV show was coming out and it looked really good. The trailer pulled me in right away and I'm guessing by what I saw on the trailer that they are going to change some things form the book, which in this case, I'm fine with. They d

ARC Review - Pisces Hooks Taurus (Signs of Love #4)

It’s a time for searching, and a time for finding, Pisces: keep casting your line and you will hook what you’re looking for. Zane has it all planned out: land the perfect Meet Cute, fall in love, and live happily ever after.  Should be simple enough if he put his mind to it. A little creativity and some thinking outside of the box, and voila, he’d be married to the woman of his dreams. It would be perfect.  And it would be before his visa ran out. But why are his feelings running wild now that the pressure’s on? Why is his picture-perfect plan turning into a muddled mess of morphed metaphors he can’t make sense of anymore? Just as well he’s met an English professor to help. And even though their first meet is anything but cute, this down-to-earth teacher may just be the realist Zane needs to ground him and give him a shot at love after all. Don’t cast your line too wide, Pisces. Your perfect catch may already have bitten. OUT NOW! ARC BREAKDOWN I have to just start off by staying, I lo

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Black Cover Design

50/50 Friday is hosted here on this blog and over at  Blue Eye Books . What is 50/50 Friday? Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know! Topic for the Week Favorite/Least Favorite Black Cover Design Favorite Black Book Cover Least Favorite  Topic for Next Week Favorite Longest/Shortest Series