Monday, December 9, 2019

Music Monday - Pop Christmas

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

I've been listening to the local Christmas radio a lot and I've found a few pop Christmas songs that I actually like so I thought I'd share them here with you! Enjoy!

Friday, December 6, 2019

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Read of November


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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Read of November

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

End of the Year Book Tag

This is a tag that really just talks about my reading plans for the rest of the year. Which there's not much left of! But I wanted to do it anyway. If you want to do this tag go for it! I wasn't tagged but I'm still doing it anyway. I'm a rebel... a really weird rebel haha. 

Anyway, let's just get to this little butterflies! 

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Shield of Winter - Book Breakdown

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch—if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical “treatment” that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she'll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption. But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…

Monday, December 2, 2019

Music Monday - Lindsey Stirling Christmas

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

It's that time of year! Christmas music is in the air and getting stuck in our heads! So let me add a few more to get stuck on replay! 

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Holiday TBR


Merry Christmas! Or if you prefer Happy Holidays. I'm actually Pagan and celebrate Yule but I just always say Merry Christmas because I don't get offended by little things like someone saying Merry Christmas. But if you do then I just want to wish you a Merry December if Happy Holidays doesn't work for you either. 

So I'm trying something new this year for the entire month of December I will only being reading 'Christmasy' books. I don't normally do TBRs because I'm a mood reader and by the time I get to the TBR I no longer am in the mood to read what I set out to read. I never want to force myself to read something that doesn't sound good to me, reading is something that makes me happy and I don't want to ruin that. 

So I'm hoping this TBR goes the way I plan. I'm only going to list six books because I'm obsessed with the number six. If you didn't know that now you do. My partner likes to tease me about how weird I am when it comes to sixes but hey, it's another one of my many quirks that make me who I am.

Now, let's just get into this, shall we?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Happy for You by Anyta Sunday - Book Breakdown

Mort wants his de facto family back. . . .
He knows he doesn’t deserve them. Not yet, anyway. Not without making up for leaving them in their time of need.
But it’s not easy to make amends. Mort must show how much he wants the Rochester family back in his life. When his best friend’s younger brother, Felix, has his license suspended, Mort jumps at the chance to play chauffeur and to win back the family he desperately wants to call his own.
Repairing his broken relationships—with all five Rochester siblings—becomes Mort’s personal mission. Especially with Felix. Felix, who used to follow him everywhere. Felix, who idolized him. Felix, whom Mort has not stopped thinking about . . .

Felix is just trying to keep it together. . . .
With a perma-smile as his armor, he’s determined to make his family happy. Determined to be a positive role model to his three younger sisters, while their mum struggles with depression after her kidney transplant.
Unfortunately, no amount of smiling can save his license when he gets pulled over for the umpteenth time, and he still needs to get his sisters to school, soccer, and dance classes.
The solution to his problem emerges in the return of their prodigal neighbor, Mort. Mort, who left their lives without a word. Mort, who was in love with Felix’s older brother.
Mort, who is the last guy Felix wants charging back into their lives. . . .

Mort and Felix. Two guys bound by a rocky past—
—a past they must come to terms with to find true happiness in the here and now.

Friday, November 29, 2019

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite YA Paranormal Book

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite YA Paranormal Book

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

6 Bullet Reviews

Hello! I hope you're having a wonderful day! Thank you for stopping by my little piece of the internet. I've got a lot of reviews that I need to get done but they aren't long enough for their own post so I wanted to put them all together here in one post. We'll got a little bit of everything so let's just get to it! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Books I'm Thankful For - Top Ten Tuesday

This meme is now hosted over at That Artsy Reader Girl

We all our favorites books that we are just so thankful for. Ones that we just couldn't imagine not having on our shelves or E-Reader. Well, here is some of the books that I'm thankful are on my shelves.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Music Monday - SuperM

Music Monday is hosted over at Always Me

I've said before that I'm a second generation K-Pop fan and when one of my favorites release new music... well I got to check it out! Taemin has been my favorite since I first leaned about SHINee in 2010. 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Essential Oils for Beginners - Book Breakdown

This approachable guide makes it easy to achieve vibrant health and wellness through the use of twenty essential oils specifically chosen for their versatility and practicality. Author Kac Young shows you how these oils can be made into cleaning products, massage oils, aromatics, aphrodisiacs, magical formulas, and more.

Discover the many ways essential oils can be used for personal empowerment and wellbeing, like lavender for stress relief or peppermint for pain relief. Designed to help you enjoy essential oils throughout your life, this impressive book provides profiles for each oil, application and safety guidelines, diffusing and pairing insights, recipes, and more. A must-have resource for both beginners and experienced practitioners, Essential Oils for Beginners enhances your spirituality, happiness, beauty, and fortitude.

Friday, November 22, 2019

50/50 Friday - Book Read in a Day/DNFed Book

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Book Read in a Day/DNFed Book

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

My Big Fat Fake Wedding - Book Breakdown

He needs a wife.
I need a husband.
It’s just temporary… what could go wrong?

I’ve always wanted the fairy tale wedding. Not for the princess perfect dress or big party, but for Papa.

My grandfather. The only father figure I’ve ever known.
It’s his dying wish to walk me down the aisle.
Gee, no pressure.

But I can grant that wish...
I just have to fake being head over heels in love with Ross Andrews, my best friend's big brother whom I embarrassingly crushed on all through high school.

I know it’s a terrible idea, and we’re both in over our heads.
It could be the wedding of a lifetime or a total disaster.
How do we make it to the altar without killing each other first? Or without falling in love for real?

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Pick What I Read Next

I thought this would be a fun idea for a post and also because I can't choose which one to read next and I really need to get through these because they are NetGalley books. 

So I'll lay out the three books I got and their blurb and you can tell me down below which one sounds best. Sounds fun right? 

Here we go! 

Monday, November 18, 2019

Music Monday - Issues

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

This is an artist that I found just a few months ago and the new album is pretty good. Do I love the whole thing? No, but it's got some good songs that I wanted to share with you! 

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cover Spotlight (2)

This is hosted over at Rabbit Ears Book Blog

The whole point of this meme is just to show off a book cover that you love! Easy and fun! Let's jump into it!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

NaNoWriMo Update


I wasn't sure I was going to do NaNo this year but the first day I did write a bit and the next several days after that my life went into overdrive but somehow writing helped me. I wrote 6,000 words in one day and then 4,000 the next day. 

Then I didn't write for a few days because my mental health got bad. I had a panic attack so bad that I couldn't sleep well for two nights. It was terrible. 

Friday, November 15, 2019

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Book Tag

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Book Tag

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Praying for Rain - Review

“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”

With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.

Rain isn’t afraid of dying. In fact, she’s looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she’ll never have to feel it at all.

“Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.”

Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.

As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate—one who will do anything to survive and one who can’t wait to die.

Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.

Before their time runs out.


Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Are You Ready For Sweater Weather? The Autumn Tag

I saw this tag on a GREAT read but it was created by Jenniely

Autumn used to be my favorite time of the year till I moved into a place that is always freaking hot. Now it's winter but when I lived in a normal place it was autumn. Now, let's just get into this, shall we?

Monday, November 11, 2019

Music Monday - Boy Epic

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

So this is a new artist that I've found and I have no idea how long he's been active but I wanted to share two songs that I am in love with. I hope you like them too! 

Friday, November 8, 2019

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Read of October

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Read of October

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Princess Plan - ARC Review

Princes have pomp and glory—not crushes on commoners.

Nothing gets the tongues of London’s high society wagging like a good scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it’s all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip about the crime, prompting Sebastian to take an interest in playing detective—and an even greater interest in Eliza.

With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there’s nothing more salacious than a prince dallying with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza’s contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they’ll have to work together if they’re going to catch the culprit. And when things heat up behind closed doors, it’s the prince who’ll have to decide what comes first—his country or his heart.

"London’s observations of gender roles are keen, and her protagonists are eminently likable in their dogged pursuit of their own goals despite societal expectations and political pressures." -Publishers Weekly on THE PRINCESS PLAN

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Llewellyn's Little Book of Empathy - Mini Review

Empathy is one of the most important tools you have for connecting with others. It supports the mutual exchange of love and nurturance, and it helps foster community, cooperation, belonging, and a sense of spiritual vitality.

But sometimes empathy can present challenges, especially for people who experience too much empathy. Difficulty can also arise for those who feel too little empathy or twist their sense of empathy to manipulate others. Llewellyn's Little Book of Empathy shares effective solutions for working through your under- or over-empathic tendencies, and it shows how you can process the underlying issues that lead to manipulation. You will also learn about the different kinds of empathy: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Popular author and long-time intuitive counselor Cyndi Dale shares dozens of exercises and quick tips to prevent empathic downsides and support the positives of this ability, including:

Increased ability to set and achieve financial and lifestyle goals Improved physical and emotional health Boosted creativity and passion for life Ease in separating others' feelings from your own Increased ability to give and receive compassion Stronger and more loving relationships Bolstered self-esteem and self-confidence Effective ways to establish appropriate empathic boundaries An acute ability to problem-solve Intensified capacity for perceiving and making the best choices A level-headed approach to dealing with toxic people and their beliefs. Enhanced connections to spiritual guides Heightening of powers needed to reject negative people and spirits.             

Monday, November 4, 2019

Music Monday - Dreamcatcher

This meme is hosted at Always Me

Now, I'm a second generation K-Pop fan. Give me SHINee, Girls Generation, Super Junior, 4Minute, Brown Eyed Girls and U-Kiss over these new bands any day of the week. My love for K-Pop started to wane when I found out about the whole 'slave contract' stuff. Not cool. I did used to like Black Pink but their company doesn't release enough music to keep my interest and the other big groups right now... just don't do it for me. Sorry BTS fans!


But Dreamcatcher is different. They are K-Rock and I love that. They are talented and the music is awesome. I hope after you listen to these two songs you just might like them too! 





The top one is Korean and the bottom one is one of their Japanese songs. So there's a little bit of everything! I really do hope you enjoyed this Music Monday and I'll see you next week! 

Saturday, November 2, 2019

UPDATE!

I guess I'll just come out with it. I've got a few posts lined up and I'll do my damndest to keep 50/50 Friday but my life has turned upside within just a few days. Water damage all in our apartment... my daughter is sick and now we might have to move into a place I hate. Needless to say my mental health isn't doing so well during this time. 

So the planned posts and 50/50 Friday will be all that I post for a while. Hope you guys enjoy your holidays! 

Friday, November 1, 2019

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Horror Film

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Horror Film

So Halloween was yesterday. Did you have a good day/night? Go to a party or trick-or-treat? Maybe you just settled down with a good horror book or film. 

I spent the whole month of October watching one horror film a day with my partner and it made me want to share my favorite and least favorite. Plus, I'd love to see if you have any that I've not watched to add to my list. I love horror films and am starting to get into horror books as well.

Least Favorite Horror Film
I was too young to watch this movie when it came out but I remember my older brother and late sister being so scared about it that I had to check it out. Don't know why they were scared... it's a rather boring movie to me. I almost fell asleep during it. 


Favorite Horror Film 
I know everyone loves the MCU but to me... The Conjuring Universe is my thing. I love it! I think it's great and all the pisces just fit so perfectly and it's scary but the ending is always so good. Ugh, I just love this movie series! 

Topic for Next Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Read of October
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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

The Dragon CEO's Assistant Blitz + Giveaway

The heart remembers.

When Aidan Bishop staggers out of the woods, naked and suffering from amnesia, he needs to relearn who he is and where he fits in the world.

His boss, nearly five-hundred-year-old dragon Nassim, head of a successful tech company, hurries to claim his wayward assistant and guide him back into the life he disappeared from. As they get to know each other again, Aidan wonders if their relationship went deeper than employer and employee. But Nassim isn’t telling, and Aidan has a secret of his own… even if he doesn’t know it yet.
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Teaser

He pulled the computer onto his lap, lifted the lid, and pressed the power key.

Wonder of wonders, it had no password.

“Bad Past-Aidan,” he muttered. “But thank you.”

Getting into his mail was no problem. As he waited for it to load, he couldn’t help the wriggle of excitement. Maybe there’d be an email from the friend he met on Monday after work. A clue. Something to give him a hint.

His inbox was empty. So was his sent folder and his trash too. There was a single message in his spam, but even without his memory, he wasn’t dumb enough to think he was related to a Nigerian prince. He deleted it and closed the application.

He opened the internet browser. It had no bookmarks, no social media, no favorite sites. That was weird, right? People used bookmarks. He went into the browser’s history.

Aidan tilted his head to the side as he regarded the explicit picture he’d apparently viewed sometime recently. He could see all the different parts of the two men, but he wasn’t sure what belonged to whom. Shaking his head, he selected the next entry in the history, an article on a local newspaper’s site that talked about Tuninas Software’s latest acquisition. The details didn’t really mean much to Aidan, though he noted Nassim’s name appeared more than once.

The next entry in the history was porn again, this time a GIF. If the description on the web page was anything to go by, it was a GIF featuring a dragon pounding his massive erection into another guy’s ass. The bottom didn’t look like he minded one minute, and the dragon…

Looked kind of like Nassim.

It wasn’t, but the surface similarities were there—bronze skin, dark hair, intense eyes that flared with dragonfire. Sweat poured down the bottom’s face, and Aidan wondered if that was from exertion or the body temperature of the being behind him.

Whatever. The entire scenario was hot as fuck—the dazed, amazed, overwhelmed expression on the bottom’s face, the possessive glower on the dragon’s.

Well…that answered one thing. His attraction to Nassim was not new.

But that raised other questions, like why hadn’t he pursued anything before? Was it the boss-assistant thing? Probably. It was an imbalanced dynamic, and his current situation had made the power gap worse.

He should not be thinking about Nassim like this. No matter how badly he wanted to be in the bottom’s position, taking those powerful thrusts from a powerful creature. Aidan’s dick perked up at the thought. He needed to close the browser, and not watch it again.

But the dragon just kept going and going…

“Everything okay?”

Aidan slammed the laptop closed. “Yep!”

“You’re flushed.”

Oh shit. What if Nassim could smell arousal? Were dragons’ senses that sharp? “It’s, uh…kind of emotional. You know?”

“Sure.” Nassim’s face was mostly blank, and Aidan didn’t know what that meant. Did he know that Aidan’s dick was hard as a rock under the laptop or not?

Not. Please not.

Series: Golden Kingdom #2

Release Date: October 29, 2019

Subgenre: LGBTQ+ Paranormal Romance

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Mini Review 

Didn't know this was the second in the series but I didn't really get confused so that's good! The writing was fine and the pace was just right, it kept me wanting to read more without every dropping down and getting boring. I really don't know what to say other than this was a good read. It didn't blow my skirt up or impress me beyond belief but it was a fun short read that kept my attention. I'm glad I received an ARC so I could get into this world. I do think I will grab the first one because I am curious just what all happened.

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Jenn Burke has loved out-of-this-world romance since she first read about heroes and heroines kicking butt and falling in love as a preteen. Now that she’s an author, she couldn’t be happier to bring adventure, romance, and sexy times to her readers.

Jenn is the author of a number of paranormal and science fiction romance titles, including the critically acclaimed Chaos Station science fiction romance series (authored with Kelly Jensen) from Carina Press.

She’s been called a pocket-sized and puntastic Canadian on social media, and she’ll happily own that label. Jenn lives just outside of Ottawa, Ontario, with her husband and two kids, plus two dogs named after video game characters…because her geekiness knows no bounds.

Chakras: An Introduction to Using the Chakras for Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Well-Being - Mini ARC Review

Explore the power of the seven chakras in your own life

Chakras: An Introduction to Using the Chakras for Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual Wellbeing is a simple, modern guide to chakras, offering insight into how they function and how to access their healing energies in your own life. These seemingly mystical energy meridians are key centers of energy in our bodies; tapping into their power can promote health and happiness, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Designed for complete beginners, this latest title in The Start Here Guide series is meant to be the first book you read on the subject. Chakras offers a simplified history of the chakras, their key areas of influence, and most importantly, how to work with the powerful energy flow in your own life.

Author Tori Hartman is a professional intuitive who has worked with chakra wisdom for years and is deeply familiar with the transformative power of chakra energies. Throughout the book, she will lead you through modern chakra practices and provide practical exercises that allow you to experience the chakras yourself. A thorough resources section provides beginners with all the information they need to learn more and to dive deeper into their study of the chakras. Chakras is a truly exceptional guide for any beginner.


Mini Book Breakdown


*Thanks to NetGalley for this title. I read and reviewed this title voluntarily* 

This is exactly what it claims to be. A beginners guide to the chakras. It's easy to follow, very informative. It gives exercises and journaling prompts to really help you connect to your seven powerhouses. It even lists a wee bit of history and some personal stories to help you better understand just what your chakras can do. My favorite part was the correspondences for each chakra, those will really come in handy for me! This is the perfect place to start if you're just looking into your chakras. Fully recommend!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Music Monday - The Nightmare Before Christmas

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

My favorite Halloween movie ever. I do also consider it a Christmas movie but that's just me. 
Anyhoo, I wanted to share two songs from this movie for the last Halloween post. This year is just trucking by...

Fun fact: The Nightmare Before Christmas is going to be the theme of my wedding and the first dance will be to the second song shown here. See, told you I loved this movie. 




I hope you have a happy and safe Halloween! 


Friday, October 25, 2019

The Merkabah Recruit Blitz + Giveaway



The Merkabah Recruit
L.Z. Marie
(Merkabah, #1)
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
A mystical shape. Three gruesome murders. One reluctant hero. And the only person able to prevent the next murder is an anxiety-prone recruit. Divorced and depressed, Daphne Sites is stunned to learn that a unique empathic ability allows her to identify otherworldly life. So when a secret organization asks for her help, it’s difficult to refuse.
Serik Jalani is the man who must convince the reluctant recruit to assume a chilling mantle of responsibility. There’s only one way to do this. Reel her in slowly. Except Daphne suspects Serik is not being entirely truthful. About the organization. The mission. And even his true identity.
As Daphne attempts to keep her new job secret from two sassy sisters, one jealous ex-husband, and a bimbo Barbie neighbor, she struggles to embrace the mysteries of a cosmic technology and realize her own self-worth.
If Daphne hopes to stop the next murder and stay alive, she must first confront her biggest problem. Herself.
The first in the Merkabah Series about a forbidden love that destroys an ancient legacy.
The series so far:
EXCERPT:
SJ’s fingers wrapped around my hand.
An energy pulse surged up my arm. I yanked my hand away, but the rolling wave of warmth went right to my heart and blossomed outward. I rubbed my hand, his touch still lingering on my skin like the faintest tickle.
“You felt it. Good.” He nodded, satisfied, as though I had passed a test. “Relax, Daphne. Look at the people. What do you see?” He pushed my Long Island Iced Tea towards me.
There were drunk people and desperate men and women laughing too loud and trying too hard to have fun. “What am I supposed to see?” I sipped the drink.
SJ’s lips twitched and his brow lifted. “You tell me.”
“I see people,” I shrugged.
“You see more than that.” His brown eyes twinkled from over the rim of his extra dirty martini.
“I see drunk people.”
SJ leaned close, his shoulder touching mine. “I know you sense the feelings and thoughts of others.”
My stomach flip-flopped. “Who are you?”
SJ tapped his chest, flashed his thousand-watt grin. “I’m your guide.”
“For what?” I sucked on the straw, tried to cool the embers burning in my belly. “Am I taking a trip?”
His forefinger made a little circle in the air. “You see a person’s true form.” SJ withdrew his accusing finger, speared his martini olive with the tiny plastic fork, and popped the olive in his mouth.
This conversation took a sharp left onto Creepy Town Road.
SJ was right about one thing though. I did need this drink. Maybe two.
“What do you mean?” I lifted the glass, drank down the sweet nectar as though it could help me deal with this. With him. With his knowing.
“You’re an empath with special skills.” SJ’s eyes seared like laser beams.
“An empath?” I pondered the ice cubes floating in my Long Island Iced Tea. Was he referring to my over-sensibilities about people? Referring to the bizarre impressions I get about someone? I never told anybody about that. People would think I was crazy. Once in while I let something slip to my sisters, who laughed and said I was weird. When I was a child, Mom accused me of having a fanciful imagination.
Slurp, swallow, repeat. The alcohol took the edge off my rising panic. I stared at my drink, the condensation on the glass as cold as the back of my neck.
SJ’s voice was low, its warmth encouraging and seducing. “An empath feels others’ emotions, but you do more than that. You detect people in their true form. The time has come to perfect this ability.”
I sensed his stare. Determined. Serious. Like a hot poker to my soul. I pretended fascination with the cocktail napkin. Confusion, curiosity, anxiety, and attraction swirled like a tornado around me. I didn’t dare make eye contact.
“We know you perceive strange creatures in human form.”
My heart jumped in my throat.


Author Bio:
LZ Marie writes paranormal romance with mystical sass. She uses another pen name for her historical fiction.
LZ lives in southern California and wishes she could get to the beach more often. She adores lattes, swimming, vacations, a great book, and hanging out with her very large family. A intriguing mystery-thriller, action-adventure, historical fiction, or urban fantasy will have her reading into the wee hours of the night.

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Character Most/Least Likely to go on a Road Trip - 50/50 Friday

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Character Most/Least Likely to go on a Road Trip

Most characters I think would be willing to go on a road trip because they're so much fun! I've always wanted to go on a road trip. Maybe one day...

Least Likely 
Avery Tullinger
She won't even step out of her house or drive down the street to the local coffee shop. She's not going on a road trip! 

Most Likely 
Damon - The Vampire Diaries 
I mean, he's always ready to have some fun! 

Topic for Next Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Horror Film
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Monday, October 21, 2019

Music Monday - Hocus Pocus

This meme is hosted over at Always Me

So Halloween is my favorite time of the year. My house is always filled with Halloween stuff. So I wanted to share two songs to help you get into the Halloween spirit also!

Also who doesn't love Hocus Pocus?! I mean, it's freaking awesome! 




Friday, October 18, 2019

Most/Least Descriptive Author - 50/50 Friday

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. I'll have a new topic every Friday. If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let me know!

Topic for the Week
Most/Least Descriptive Author 

This one is pretty easy for me. I had two in mind when I thought of this topic. Now, just because someone isn't as descriptive as another author doesn't mean their writing is bad. That's my opinion as I like both authors I'm going to name.  

Least Descriptive Author 
Ellen Schreiber (Vampire Kisses, Once in a Full Moon)
If you've read her work you'll see what I mean, she gives the bare bones to make the story move along at a fast pace. Never slowing down.


Most Descriptive Author
My sister actually hates her writing because it's just 'too much'. 

Topic for Next Week
Character Most/Least Likely to go on a Road Trip

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Ravenous - Book Breakdown

From the outside, the Cane family looks like they have it all. A successful military father, a loving mother and five beautiful teenage daughters. But on the inside, life isn't quite so idyllic: the Cane sisters can barely stand each other, their father is always away, and their neglectful mother struggles with addiction and depression.

When their youngest and most beloved sister, Rose, dies in a tragic accident, Mona Cane and her sisters are devastated. And when she is brought back from the dead, they are relieved. But soon they discover that Rose must eat human flesh to survive, and when their mother abandons them, the sisters will find out just how far they'll go to keep their family together.






Book Breakdown 


Mona has 4 other sisters and they move a lot because her father is in the military and their mother is a terrible mother who drinks and doesn't take care of her kids when the father is gone. So Juliet, the oldest, has taken up the mantle of making sure the house runs smoothly. Though she can be rather cruel and she scares Mona.

On Rose's birthday, Juliet and their mother get into a fight and Rose ends up dying. What a birthday present right? Well, the mother brings her back with one rule, don't let her look into a mirror. Well, that fails and things get weird. Rose won't eat any food other than the pot-roast her mother made her.

When their mother vanishes and they find out the truth, that Rose needs human flesh... things go from weird and freaky to way into left field.

This is one messed up family! That's really what this comes down to. Okay, so this book does break my rules, it mentions drug use and our MC even does drugs once but I kept going and holy crap! I don't know who was scarier, Rose or Juliet... like sure Rose now has like a zombie demon living in her and she needs to eat human flesh but Juliet tries to kill her own damn sisters! And she enjoys it! That's scary.

This novel is perfect for the spooky time of the year so grab a copy and get to reading... just know you'll probably never look at pot-roast the same again.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Kingdom of Darkness and Light Cover Reveal

Kingdom of Crowns and Glory
(Kingdom of Darkness and Light, #1)
Publication date: December 18th 2019
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, New Adult
Fairytale heroes, but not as you remember them…
The age old tale of Good versus Evil comes to life in this epic boxset featuring only the heroes from your favorite fairytales.
Will light triumph over dark? Will the heroes beat the villains?
Be part of the battle and explore your favourite fairytales from different perspectives, in this one of a kind split fairytale anthology retelling collection.
This set by USA Today and Amazon Best Selling authors is like nothing you have never read before.
Paired up with The Kingdom of Villains and Vengeance boxset, you can now read the story from the perspective of both the heroes and villains. Come on a magical journey to see if good does always triumph over evil.
Stories included are:
The Little Mermaid Vs The Sea Witch
Snow White Vs The Evil Queen
Sleeping Beauty Vs Witch
Robin Hood Vs Sheriff
Alice Vs Queen of Hearts
Princess Vs Rumpelstiltskin
Peter Pan Vs Hook
Little Red Vs Wolf

Kingdom of Villains and Vengeance
(Kingdom of Darkness and Light, #2)
Publication date: December 18th 2019
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, New Adult
Fairytale villains, but not as you remember them…
The age old tale of Good versus Evil comes to life in this epic boxset featuring only the evil doers from your favorite fairytales.
Will light triumph over dark? Will the heroes beat the villains?
Be part of the battle and explore your favourite fairytales from different perspectives, in this one of a kind split fairytale anthology retelling collection.
This set by USA Today and Amazon Best Selling authors is like nothing you have never read before.
Paired up with The Kingdom of Crowns and Glory boxset, you can now read the story from the perspective of both the heroes and villains. Come on a magical journey to see if good does always triumph over evil.
Stories included are:
The Sea Witch VsThe Little Mermaid
The Evil Queen VsSnow White
Witch Vs Sleeping Beauty
Sheriff Vs Robin Hood
Queen of Hearts Vs Alice
Rumpelstiltskin Vs Princess
Hook V’s Peter Pan
Wolf Vs Little Red


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