Saturday, December 9, 2017

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates and New Things

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.

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E-Books Gotten


Print Books Gotten



Coloring Book Haul
Note: The Hello Kitty Item is a Christmas Card that was sent to me
The Purple Case is to hold my Dick Blick Markers








Ancient Wind Painted #2 Coloring Book Update


Seasons Coloring Book Update




Seasons Coloring Book




Tenderful Enchantments Coloring Book




Winter Wonderland Coloring Book



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Book Review: Six Degrees of Scandal by Caroline Linden

Title: Six Degrees of Scandal
Author: Caroline Linden
Series:Scandalous #4
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Pub Date: March 29, 2016
Pages: 384
My Copy: From my too be read pile

Book Summary:

Olivia Townsend is in trouble and out of options. Pursued by a desperate man in search of a lost treasure, which she doesn’t have, she’s got only two things in her favor: her late husband’s diary, which she was never meant to see … and the man who was her first-and-only-love. Losing him broke her heart, though she’s been careful to hide it for the last ten years. But when he comes to her aid and vows to stand by her this time, no matter what, she can’t help but hope things will be different this time.

James Weston has blamed himself for letting Olivia down when she needed him years ago, and he will not do it again. Fortunately, his unusual life has equipped him well to outsmart the villain chasing Olivia. Unfortunately, being so near her again threatens to expose every secret in his heart…even those that should stay hidden forever.

Book Review:

I totally loved this story. This book has two characters who just are so much fun to read and see what their lives are like since they last new one another I love how something that neither of them sees coming brings them back together.

Olivia Townsend and James Weston were very young teenagers the last time they saw one another. The book explores what happen to make them go their separate ways after things went wrong and that promises were not kept. Also Olivia was forced to marry a man she didn’t want to marry, yet did because of her youthful mistake.

So we go forward ten years and we see that Olivia’s husband has died and things get interesting. She goes to a solicitor and finds that many of her late husband’s belongings have been destroy. The solicitor wants her to return her husbands diary and that she was never supposed to have it. She refuses to give the solicitor the diary. Olivia is upset that this solicitor has destroyed her husbands property. So when she doesn’t give the solicitor what he wants, someone named Lord Clary decides to take matters into his own hands. Lord Clary wants her husband’s journal for some weird and unknown reason to Olivia. Olivia ends up meeting up with James Weston.

James and Olivia see one another and they have a lot of problems that need to be solved. James is also wanting to see Lord Clary put behind bars because he has had some issues with James sister Penelope. So the things that Clary is doing to Olivia is making him ill. We learn that Olivia’s husband had some shady business dealings with quite some nefarious people. We learn that he was in the smuggling business. So this is how he managed to afford the lifestyle that he was living and not to mention this made him get in contact with certain people who wanted these items of great value.

I really like how close James and Olivia Get in this book. They really seem to be hitting it off a lot in this book. They also start to get to know one another again and what their lives have been like apart and how both of them wish things had gone differently. Olivia has also kept in touch with James sister Penelope who happens to be married to a prominent duke. James brother in law is also helping them to find the evidence as he has been cataloging items that have been smuggled. So  things happen that no one sees.

Olivia and James using the clues that are in her late husband’s diary and other information that they find from other characters, both of them working together find a certain valuable object that no one thought existed. This piece is very rare and people would pay a lot of money for this. They want to return this object to it’s rightful owner or hand it over to the authorities, so that Clary will not be able to harass Olivia anymore or anybody else. They also get a lot closer and end up finding their old feelings being rekindled. 

The one thing that I enjoyed about the ending was the both Olivia and James ended up finding themselves together. I really like how both of them came together and found that they were stronger together and found something new and stronger than what they had before. This was a good solid romance.

Rating:


4.5 Hearts

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Stacking the Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.

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Print Books




E-Books Gotten



Coloring Book Haul





Cinderella Coloring Book Update 


Fantasy Faces Coloring Book Update




Jasmine Beckett Griffith Coloring Book Update



Maskara Coloring Book Update


Mythical & Fantasy


Seasons Coloring Book





Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Book Review: Disorderly Conduct by Tessa Bailey (The Academy #1)

Title: Disorderly Conduct
Author: Tessa Bailey
Series: The Academy #1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Avon
Pub Date: August 29, 2017
Pages: 354
My Copy: Courtesy of Edelweiss and Avon Books

Book Summary:

ou don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone…

Police academy cadet Charlie Burns can’t believe his luck when the gorgeous blonde he meets in a bar murmurs those magic words: “Nothing serious, ’kay?” Mind-blowing, no-strings sex with Ever Carmichael—it’s the holy grail of hookups for a guy who’s too busy following in his law enforcement family’s footsteps to think about getting serious. Charlie’s all about casual…that is, until Ever calls it quits and his world tilts on its axis.

Ever knows that when you control the relationship game, you can’t get played. But for the first time, she wants more than short-term satisfaction. Step one: end her fling with commitment-phobic Charlie. Step two: sacrifice herself to the ruthless NYC dating scene. Yet everywhere she turns, there’s Charlie, being his ridiculously charming self. No online match or blind date compares to the criminally hot cop-in-training, but they’re over. Aren’t they?

If love is a four-letter-word, why does the idea of Ever seeing someone else tie Charlie up in knots?  Now he’s desperate to win her back…and a little date sabotage never hurt anyone, right?

Book Review:

Hot and Sexy is the best way to describe this book. I totally fell in love with Charlie and Ever. They are two individuals who don’t do relationships but find themselves wanting to spend more time together.  Things progress and one of them realizes that they want something deeper and it forces the other one to reexamine things as well.

What I like about this book is that we get alternating views between both of our characters. This is nice because a lot of times we get the view point of the female character. I like how Charlie and Ever meet one another. Both of them describe the other as someone who is handsome, beautiful and both Charlie and Ever are not looking for anything serious. So things get hot and heavy right from the start of this book. Plus we get some background on both of our main characters. They both have goals in life and feel like sometimes that relationships are dangerous. You can get hurt. So they are right up front with one another. They like that about one another.

There no strings attached starts off great for the two of them, but they start to spend more time with each other when this starts to feel like enjoyment and maybe more. Things are going great in their careers too. Charlie is a police cadet at the police academy and is training hard. Plus he can’t stop thinking about Ever at times. So this is becoming more for him than he thinks. Ever is starting her own business with her roommate Nina. So they are pretty self sufficent. 

Ever’s own mother and upbringing is one that is different from what most people learn growing up. Her mother says to never depend on a man. Never commit to a man because they will leave you and not to have long term relationships. They don’t work out. Yet Ever gets a disturbing phone call from her mother and it makes Ever really rethink things about relationships and what she really wants out of life. Her mother wants her to seriously think about a serious relationship and not these one night stands or an arrangement like the ones that she has had. It’s not worth it.

Yet things happen, that draw both Ever and Charlie back together despite them not being in the same kind of relationship they were in before. They agree to be friends, but Charlie has a plan to win back Ever. So things happen that neither of them expect. Also Nina has some issues of her own with a boyfriend that gets rather heated and Charlie helps out in a way that no one expects. Also we learn what makes Charlie and Ever tick in a deeper way than we first thought. I really love them both.
The evolution of both Charlie and Ever as characters and when they are together is great for the book. Plus they almost lose it because of something that one of them does, to make them see that they are right for one another. Ever’s mother gives her a piece of advice and that really makes things much clearer for her in a lot of ways. They do end up back together and realize that things are much more interesting together rather than apart. I thought the romance was very solid in this book and a great start for this series. Sometimes the person you need in your life is the person you least expect.

This was a great read. Had two very sexy individuals. I loved this book so very much. Looking ahead to see what happens in the next book with the next two characters. 

Rating:


4.5 Hearts

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Stacking The Shelves, Bought Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.

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                                                                 Coloring Book Haul





Delicious Doodles Collection Vol 3-Myth and Magic



                                               Fantasy Mermaids Fairies Coloring Book

Magical Delights Coloring Book



Rhapsody in the Forest Coloring Book Update


Seasons Coloring Book Update










Monday, November 20, 2017

Blog Tour: Haven by Mary Lindsey Book Review

Title: Haven
Author: Mary Lindsey
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Pub Date: November 7, 2017
Pages: 371
My Copy: Courtesy of NetGalley, Entangled Publishing 

Book Summary: 

"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed."

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for. 

Book Review:

A wonderful fun book that had me absorbed from start to finish.  I totally loved the main characters of Rain and Friederike aka Freddie.  There is something that these two characters can’t fight against, destiny.

One of the things is that we get Rain is the kind of teenager that always finds himself in trouble. So of course he gets into big time trouble and then the juvenile court judge decides to send him to New Wurzburg to live with his aunt. Rain never knew that he had an Aunt. So when his Aunt comes to pick him up, she is a squad car. His aunt is a cop. This makes him a little bit uneasy. His Aunt Ruby is definitely someone who comes to help him.

When he goes to his first day at his new high school, he meets Friederike Burkhart and her cousins. People are telling him to stay away from them. They are trouble. Trouble always seems to find him. He is immediately attracted to Freddie. So of course things don’t go as planned. We learn that Freddie and her family are not what you would call normal. Freddie says no to him and things go a little bit weird, but he is not going to let Freddie’s cousin’s intimidate him or bully him. So things evolve from there and they go on a date.

Also Rain is trying to stay out of trouble, so he decides to get an after school job and overhears something that he doesn’t understand. Yet, he gets the job at the Hardware Store in town. This town is interesting and weird it seems. Things happen during the date between him and Freddie. Rain sees Freddie transform into a wolf and then sees other weird things as well that he shouldn’t have. Freddie has broken the rules just by dating him or being with. Plus he saw things that outsiders do not see.

We get a big time history about the wolves, and what types there are. There are two and then there’s a third kind, which we find out about later. A lot of the people and power players have some kind of authority in the community as well. Also we learn that Freddie will be the next Alpha of the pack. So this puts a lot of pressure on her to play by the rules until things happen. Then something happens to Rain. They give him something because we learn that his father was actually part of the pack. So they give him something to make him one of them and it actually works despite Freddie not wanting this to happen.

The romance between Rain and Freddie is very solid because they know they are attracted to one another. Love the romance. They fight, argue, plan and discuss things. Not to mention things get very intense at times. Romance grows and becomes more solid. They realize that they need each other if they are too survive and make sure the pack endures.

Twists and turns were superb. Love how many weird and surprises were thrown at both Rain and Freddie. Plus Freddie finally stepped up in a way that no one expected. Also Rain learned what he really was capable of. He almost died as well, and found the strength to endure.  The way this book ended was terrific and wonderfully refreshing. 

I really enjoyed the characters in this book.

Rating:


4.5 Hearts

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Stacking The Shelves, Bought, Borrowed and Bagged, Coloring Book Updates

Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Team Tynga's Reviews and Bought, Borrowed and Bagged is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe Blog.


NetGalley/Edelweiss



E-Books Gotten









Coloring Book Haul










Fantasy Faces Coloring Book 



Kawaii Girls Coloring Book



Pop Manga Coloring Book


Sophistication: Lady Portraits Coloring Book



Sweet and Simple Whimsy Girls


WAMA-GANZ: MAGICAL CHRISTMAS COLORING BOOK