I’m just going to collapse face first for a moment. I don’t know what has been with me the last few months. My brain has apparently been on some sort of strike.
But I’m here now! I think! And with me, I bring you another review! -commence gasps, ooh’s and aah’s-
“But when even her history teacher knew she was all set to become a lifelong florist, she had to admit it. She was doomed.”
Continue reading Book Review: Mina Cortez by Jeffrey Cook
-starts playing Aloe Blacc’s Back In The Saddle in the background-
It’s time to kick my butt into gear and knock these reviews out! I have this one and hopefully a review for Mina Cortez by Jeffrey Cook should be finished by tonight or tomorrow morning. I’ve been in an awful funk lately and I’m trying to force myself out of it. Bah!
Anyways! On to review!
Continue reading Book Review: I’m Still Alive by Kelly Blanchard
So I just got done watching the funniest video where they translated You’ll Be Back from Hamilton using Google Translate and then translated it back into English and sang it. Wow. It was awesome. Seriously, YouTube that. Or you know what, here, I’ll YouTube it for you and you just have to click here
“Those left behind didn’t care about procedure or protocol; they wanted answers, and more importantly, they deserved justice.”
Continue reading Book Review: Bounty by J.D. Cunegan
One down and….many more to go. Right now I’m trying to think through my son throwing a tantrum. He just doesn’t feel like calming down apparently. I think it is going to be one of those nights? (He eventually calmed down, but it wasn’t in time for me to be able to get this posted last night)
“I will not grind the bones of my people beneath my heel. They will come to me of their own free will. They will fight for their beliefs, fight for their rights as living beings, and establish themselves as more than cattle.”
Continue reading Book Review: Skeins Unfurled by K.M. Vanderbilt
Alright, alright! I have so many reviews to get knocked out, and I’m hoping I can get quite a few done this weekend. I always feel bad when I don’t get them done in a timely manner 😦 With NaNoWriMo being over, I at least have some more time now to sit and get them written and done. I did go and mark stars on Goodreads at least for a few of them, so it is just a matter of going back and writing about them.
So, the first of many reviews goes to Blood Hound by the Dragon Awards-nominated James Osiris Baldwin.
James Baldwin is another fantastic author from the NaNo group whom I am going to smack a few times alongside Kelly Blanchard and Jeffrey Cook for severely messing with my feels.
“One of the first things every new mage learns about magic is that-despite your newly discovered powers over the universe-you are forever a struggling speck of krill in a very large, very cold, very dangerous ocean.”
Continue reading Book Review: Blood Hound by James Osiris Baldwin
I received a digital copy of this book for free because the author is awesome while I try to get my tight finances together to buy a physical copy of the book.
We all have those moments where life just gets a little ahead of us, and that has been like the past month or two for me. It has at least calmed down enough that I can maintain flotation for NaNoWriMo. And today, I can actually sit down and work on some reviews!
Because I really really need to get them done. I have actually went on Goodreads and just starred a few of them. I am hoping when I get a chance, I can go back and expand a little more as opposed to just leaving whatever star rating I left. Hopefully I can get them done this weekend, but I am at least getting this one knocked out because it HAS TO BE.
“And you’re just tell us this now?”
Lorrek shrugged. “I saw no need to say anything earlier. They can’t kill me, and I most certainly wouldn’t mind them killing the lot of you.”
Continue reading Book Review: I Still Have A Soul by Kelly Blanchard
I made a hot chocolate microwave brownie. It. Was. So. Good. I’m trying really hard to not go make another one….but then between that and my cookies from earlier I just might make myself sick over here. So to stave off my the nausea I have succumbed to season 2 of Shameless. I know, right? Point a gun to my head…
But now it is another review time!
I picked this book up a bit ago. I think there was something about one of the retailers getting all uppity about the cover being too violent or something? I can’t really remember now if that was this book or a different one. But I think it was this one and since whoever it was had a problem I was like “I shall buy it!” Plus, I liked the premise. I actually read all three books that are out within a week.
But seriously, this cover is so pretty.
“No drinking, no drugs, no sex-” He cut me off with another laugh. “That’s not an angel. That’s a nun.”
Continue reading Book Review: Angel in Training by C.L Coffey
Trucking through right here! I had to go get some grocery shopping done. And then I had to make cookies. Because…cookies. Actually, I was trying out a new recipe and they are freaking awesome. The base is 2 bananas and a cup of instant oats. Then you just add whatever you want. I added in chocolate chips and dried cranberries. I kind of wish I just did chocolate. All the chocolate.. But they are still yummy. And I’m probably going to make them a million more times.
So now, that I have my cookies, I can focus on some reviews!
“As I began to believe in myself, in my own ability to save myself, I could feel something rising up in me. The need to save myself.”
Continue reading Book Review: Chasing Rabbits by Erin Bedford
I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review
Okay, so I’m a bit behind here and I am really sorry about that. My head hasn’t been in the game as much due to a number of family things stemming from preterm labor to a shooting. It has been one of those months where I can’t help but look up and say “Okay God…what in the world are you doing?” So I am a bit behind on reviews and I am hoping to knock out a few of them today (*gasp*). Maybe I’ll even get some work done on The Misplaced Selchie. (*gasp again*)
If you are curious as to what will be popping up in the next week, I’m working on reviews for these books:
Chasing Rabbits by Erin Bedford
Angel in Training by C.L. Coffey
Angel Eclipsed by C.L. Coffey
Angel Tormented by C.L. Coffey
The Portal Prophecies: A Keeper’s Destiny by C.A. King
That is, of course, not including this review you are reading right now which is a little bit outside my normal forte. That’s right…this is a romance (*cue shocked gasps all around*). No, I jest. I’m not stranger to romance books. While they are definitely not my favorite, sometimes you just can’t help pick up one of those cutesy ones to make you feel a bit better. They can be fun and just as gripping as any other genre, so long as the author doesn’t completely forget the plot and just write page after page of sex and smut (I’m looking at you Laurell K. Hamilton). This book, did not have that problem at all though because, while a romance, it was about the story and not sex.
“You’re definitely not the man for this dog.”
“That’s because that’s not a man’s dog. It’s not a companion who flops down by your feet in front of a fireplace. That wears diapers. That has to be hand-fed. That wears a bow in its four strands of scraggly hair.”
Continue reading Book Review: Black Poodle Over Seven Hills by Victoria Bastedo
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What a hard week this has been for some odd reason. My anxiety just decided to kick in a lot this month, along with a lot of things going on with the family. If you are inclined to prayers, they are most welcome.
But right now I have my coffee, my hellion is eating breakfast and I am in a decent mood! Which means it is time to talk our favorite thing: books. And seriously, I got a good one for you this week. It is a new book by JM Guillen. I’ve had another one of his books on my to-read list for awhile now, but I’ve had some other books I needed to read first (ones that were in exchange for reviews, which reminds me…there will be a review for Jeffrey Cook’s First Light coming up this week also!). Then I got the chance to pick up this book in exchange for a review, and damn.
And it took me forever to pick a quote to post with this. The one I really wanted might have given away too much…as it is, this book is super freaking quotable.
“Eso ci que eso.” He shrugged, his last word on the matter. That one phrase summed up so much about Domingo: Whatever shall be, shall be.
Continue reading Book Review: An Oath of Wintersteel by JM Guillen