Library Books

This past weekend I picked up two new books to read from the library!  I cannot wait to read these beauties! Scroll down below to check it out.





I have read a Cynthia Eden book before and wanted to pick up another one from this series.  The series is called “A Phoenix Fire Novel.”  This is the first one.  I think you can read them standalone.  The other one that I read was “Once Bitten, Twice Burn.”  That book was so good!!   I can’t wait to read this one and then the other one.

The story is about:
Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. . .

Cain O’Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she’s a threat–in a way no one has been for him in years. She’s safer away from him, too. But with a powerful conspiracy determined to shut Eve up for good, there’s no time to argue. All they can do is trust their instincts–and their hearts. . .

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I found this book while browsing the new books on display. The cover caught my eye and just had to pick it up to see what it was all about.  Once I read what it was about, it had to come home with me.

What the book is about:
Vi Solaris is the heir to an Empire she’s barely seen. Her parents sacrificed a life with her to quell a rebellion and secure peace with a political alliance. Now, three years past when her wardship should’ve ended, Vi will do anything to be reunited with her family.

The Empire is faltering beneath the burden of political infighting and a deadly plague. Yet, Vi can’t help but wonder if her inability to control her magic is the true reason her parents haven’t brought her home. Suspicion becomes reality when she unleashes powers she’s not supposed to have.

Powers that might well cost her the throne.

As Vi fights to get her magic under control, a mysterious stranger appears from across the world. He holds the keys to unlocking her full potential, but the knowledge has an unspeakable price — some truths, once seen, cannot be ignored.

All eyes are on her and Vi must make the hardest choice of her life: Play by the rules and claim her throne. Or, break them and save the world.

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Dark Books

Gena Showalter

Knox of Iviland, the most ruthless warrior in All War history, has spent his life fighting others to the death, winning new realms for his king. Now the stakes are higher than ever. If he prevails in the battle for Earth, his slave bands will be removed. Victory is his sole focus…until he meets her.

On an arctic getaway with her foster sister, street tough but vulnerable Vale London is shocked to stumble upon a cave filled with ancient gods waging epic combat. When she is inadvertently drawn into their war, she is forced to team up with an unlikely ally—the sexy god who makes her burn with desire.

Though Vale is his enemy, Knox is consumed with lust and a fierce need to protect her. But only one combatant can triumph, and he will have to choose: live for freedom, or die for love.

TroubleLynsay Sands

For close to three thousand years the imposing, impossibly handsome Santo Notte has fought in armies across the world and battled his own, more personal enemies. Of all the places he might expect to encounter his life mate, a quiet corner of upstate New York doesn’t seem likely. But as soon as he makes contact with history professor Petronella Stone, while hunting down a suspected rogue immortal, he knows that she will be the greatest adventure of his eternal life.

He expects her to be surprised, confused, even overwhelmed. What he doesn’t expect is that Pet has a secret history of her own. There’s no mistaking the mind-blowing, mutual pleasure they share. But as Pet struggles to protect her nephew from a danger lurking too close to home, Santo realizes there’s another threat to her safety—him. And claiming their passionate future will be impossible until he leaves his past behind, forever…

ShadesJeaniene Frost

Master vampire Ian is unrepentant, shameless…and every shade of wicked. He’s made one too many enemies in his two centuries of existence, including Dagon, a demon who now lays claim to his soul. Ian’s only chance to escape Dagon is to join forces with a Law Guardian, but he’s never been able to abide by the rules for long.

The Law Maker…

Veritas’ normal role is police, judge, and jury to reprobates like Ian. But she has her own ax to grind with Dagon, so if she can use Ian as bait…well, all’s fair in law and war. As they scour supernatural hotspots to perfect their trap, Veritas soon realizes Ian’s carefully cultivated, devil-may-care roguish image hides something much more powerful. And Ian discovers Veritas has shocking secrets of her own. As they’re drawn to each other with a passion as intense as their peril, either love or justice will prevail. But each will have devastating consequences.

These three books were read a while back.
I enjoyed every single of these books.
I wanted to share you with a brief summary of what I thought of these books.

Gena’s book – Shadow and Ice was different.  I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but the world is different and I got drawn into it.  I could not put the book down.   Knox and Vale just clicked with me for some odd reason.  I liked the storyline. It is not your classic romance, it has action and drama involved.   The cover actually caught my eye and I have read some of her other books in the past, so I decided to give it a go.   I did not read this book right away, it was sitting in my to read pile for a while and then some spark hit me in the head to go read it.  I am glad I did.  I am ready to get the next one which I found out it is already out.

Lynsay’s book – The Trouble with Vampires  has vampires!  I am always on the look out for vampire books.  I picked this one up from my local library.  The cover was eye catching and of course the word vampire was across the book.   I also know that Lynsay’s has quite a few books regarding to vampires.    Santo and Pet are so interesting together.  The story weaves a web of secrets, death, love and vampires.   It takes them a while to connect and both characters have their weaknesses.    I look forward to reading more of her books!

Jeaniene’s book – Shades of Wicked was quite sexy too!  I have read her other books and could not resist picking this one up.  It was filled with action, snarky comments, secrets and sex.   The character Ian and Veritas are intense with each other.   While reading this story, I wanted to know what was going to happen.   I could not put the book down.  I can never put her books down.  I love Veritas thoughts in this story.  Ian’s snappy comments honestly made me think of Spike from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  (Yes I am fan of the show…)  Anyways,  the ending of the book was not what I expected!..oh my gosh…  It left me hanging. A cliffhanger!  I let out a squeal at the end.   I am waiting for the sequel!  Still waiting…..few more months to go…..and go! 

Cute Love Books


Eliza Herman (a.k.a. The World’s Worst Cupid) has spent her entire life carefully avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. After all, happily-ever-afters are nothing but a myth. But when a family crisis requires her to fill in at the local Cupid-for-hire shop, Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her assigned mentor, Jake Sanders…the one man she could never get out of her head.

Before long, Eliza is rethinking her stance on romance―until things start going terribly wrong with her enchantments. Now Eliza and Jake must fight to unravel a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships, including their own…and spell the end of Love itself.

No pressure, right?



After four years with her boyfriend, Cadie McCaffrey is thinking of ending things. Convinced Will doesn’t love her in the “forever” way she loves him, Cadie believes it’s time for her to let him go before life passes her by. When a misunderstanding leads to a mistake, leaving her hurt, disappointed, and full of regret, she finally sends him packing.

But for Will, the end of their relationship is only the beginning of his quest to figure out how to be the man Cadie wanted him to be. With the dubious guidance of his former pro-athlete work friends and tactics drawn from Cadie’s favorite romantic comedies, Will attempts to win her back. It’s a foolproof plan. What could possibly go wrong?


Annie Cassidy dreams of being the next Nora Ephron. She spends her days writing screenplays, rewatching Sleepless in Seattle, and waiting for her movie-perfect meet-cute. If she could just find her own Tom Hanks—a man who’s sweet, sensitive, and possibly owns a houseboat—her problems would disappear and her life would be perfect. But Tom Hanks is nowhere in sight.

When a movie starts filming in her neighborhood and Annie gets a job on set, it seems like a sign. Then Annie meets the lead actor, Drew Danforth, a cocky prankster who couldn’t be less like Tom Hanks if he tried. Their meet-cute is more of a meet-fail, but soon Annie finds herself sharing some classic rom-com moments with Drew. Her Tom Hanks can’t be an actor who’s leaving town in a matter of days…can he?



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 with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

I have read all of these books. You can pretty much tell these books are related to romance and cute moments.  Yes it is cute and fun to daydream away of romance.  I enjoyed all of these books.   The stories are fun, the covers are eye catching and love!  Who doesn’t like reading about love?  So tell me have you read any of these books or are any of these on your list to read?  Let me know! 

Want to read

These are the books that I want to read…….

Are you going to read any of them?


The Nightjar by Deborah Hewitt is a stunning contemporary fantasy debut about another London, a magical world hidden behind the bustling modern city we know.

Alice Wyndham has been plagued by visions of birds her whole life…until the mysterious Crowley reveals that Alice is an ‘aviarist’: capable of seeing nightjars, magical birds that guard human souls. When her best friend is hit by a car, only Alice can find and save her nightjar.

With Crowley’s help, Alice travels to the Rookery, a hidden, magical alternate London to hone her newfound talents. But a faction intent on annihilating magic users will stop at nothing to destroy the new aviarist. And is Crowley really working with her, or against her? Alice must risk everything to save her best friend―and uncover the strange truth about herself.


New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set in 19th century New Orleans where vampires hide in plain sight.

In 1872, New Orleans is a city ruled by the dead. But to seventeen-year-old Celine Rousseau, New Orleans is a safe haven after she’s forced to flee her life as a dressmaker in Paris. Taken in by the sisters of the Ursuline convent in the middle of the carnival season, Celine is quickly enraptured by the vibrant city, from its music to its fancy soirées and even its danger. She becomes embroiled in the city’s glitzy underworld, known as La Cour des Lions, after catching the eye of the group’s enigmatic leader, Sébastien Saint Germain.

When the body of one of the girls from the convent is found in Sébastien’s own lair–the second dead girl to turn up in recent weeks–Celine battles her attraction to Sébastien and suspicions about his guilt along with the shame of her own horrible secret.

After a third murder, New Orleans becomes gripped by the terror of a serial killer on the loose–one who has now set Celine in his sights. As the murderer stalks her, Celine finally takes matters into her own hands, only to find herself caught in the midst of an age-old feud between the darkest creatures of the night, where the price of forbidden love is her life.


He’s lost, trapped, doomed for all eternity…
Rich, titled, and undead, gentleman vampyre James Maitland, Lord Kettering, fears himself doomed to a cold and lonely existence-trapped for decades in an abandoned castle. Then, beautiful Scottish witch Blaire Lindsay arrives, and things begin to heat up considerably…

Unless he can persuade her to set him free…
Feisty Blaire Lindsay laughs off the local gossip surrounding her mother’s ancestral home-stories of haunting cannot scare off this battle-born witch. But when she discovers the handsome prisoner in the bowels of the castle, Blaire has no idea that she has unleashed anything more than a man who sets her heart on fire

Emily knew there would be strings attached when she relocated to the small town of Willow Creek, Maryland, for the summer to help her sister recover from an accident, but who could anticipate getting roped into volunteering for the local Renaissance Faire alongside her teenaged niece? Or that the irritating and inscrutable schoolteacher in charge of the volunteers would be so annoying that she finds it impossible to stop thinking about him?

The faire is Simon’s family legacy and from the start he makes clear he doesn’t have time for Emily’s lighthearted approach to life, her oddball Shakespeare conspiracy theories, or her endless suggestions for new acts to shake things up. Yet on the faire grounds he becomes a different person, flirting freely with Emily when she’s in her revealing wench’s costume. But is this attraction real, or just part of the characters they’re portraying?

This summer was only ever supposed to be a pit stop on the way to somewhere else for Emily, but soon she can’t seem to shake the fantasy of establishing something more with Simon or a permanent home of her own in Willow Creek.


Kailyn Flowers was always calm, rational, and controlled–until she ended up sprawled all over Daxton Hughes, the former actor she totally crushed on as a teenager. Then she did the unthinkable: She became a mortifying fangirl in five seconds flat, which may or may not have included professing her undying love. And oddly, he didn’t run away. In fact, their meet cute led to a friendship she never saw coming. Of course, she never saw his betrayal coming, either…
Now Dax needs her help. As guardian to his thirteen-year-old sister, he’s in way over his head. And though Kailyn hasn’t forgiven Dax, she isn’t heartless enough to make him fend for himself, either. Soon their friendly meetings turn into flirty dinner dates, and Kailyn can feel their chemistry is as explosive as ever. But how can she possibly let down her guard again to a guy who has heartbreak written all over him?


Nashville Legends second baseman Gavin Scott’s marriage is in major league trouble. He’s recently discovered a humiliating secret: his wife Thea has always faked the Big O. When he loses his cool at the revelation, it’s the final straw on their already strained relationship. Thea asks for a divorce, and Gavin realizes he’s let his pride and fear get the better of him.

Welcome to the Bromance Book Club.

Distraught and desperate, Gavin finds help from an unlikely source: a secret romance book club made up of Nashville’s top alpha men. With the help of their current read, a steamy Regency titled Courting the Countess, the guys coach Gavin on saving his marriage. But it’ll take a lot more than flowery words and grand gestures for this hapless Romeo to find his inner hero and win back the trust of his wife.

Long time coming…

I know I have not updated this blog in a while..

Life has been a tad busy with work and being a mom!   I am trying to get back in the saddle to blog more about books!  Since it is October I decided to tell you that I have completed reading the entire set of Kerri Maniscalo  gothic series!   Well the last book of this series called “Capturing the Devil.”

I finished the book a few days ago and the whole story still lingers in my head.  I want more from Kerri!  Hopefully whatever she writes next will be fantastic!

Anyways, “Capturing the Devil”  had a few twists and turns.  I am not giving it all away because there may be other people out there reading!   I was not expecting for Kerri to take me down that path of being surprised and having those “aww” moments.  The one “aww” moment was during my lunch break at work so it had to be an internal quiet “aww” moment in my head.    A few other moments were late at night after the kids had fallen asleep.  I grabbed the book and read some more  of the story where I just craved the storyline.  The other moment I had was “Why is this happening to her??  Why?”    Kerri did not disappoint with an amazing storyline, fantastic characters and of course the stunning book cover!    I am going to treasure these books for a long time.

So if you like dark, horror storyline with snarky comments and flying sparks, then you want to pick these up today.
First book:  Stalking Jack the Ripper
Second book: Hunting Prince Dracula
Third book: Escaping from Houdini
Fourth book: Capturing the Devil

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More Youth Fiction

Check these adventure books out for youth readers.
I believe they are about close to 200 pages to read!


What is it about
Oliver’s parents are missing at sea! And when he sets sail to find them, he meets some unexpected friends.  There’s a grumpy seabird, a nearsighted mermaid, evening a living island!!  Oliver and his new crew are ready for mischief, mayhem and high sea adventures but can they outsmart a wicked captain in time to rescue Mom and Dad?


What is it about:
The Race to the Top of the World! It comes around once in a lifetime, and the prize? Your heart’s desire. Shen and Sika can’t resist the chance to win, but competition is fierce. The path to victory is littered with snow trolls, sea monsters, and a gang of particularly hungry yetis. But Shen and Sika have something the other contestants don’t have. Actually, they have 66 other things; pugs to be exact. That’s a 264 paw-powered sled. Let the race begin!

Lucky 8 Books – Youth Chapter Books

Check these adorable Youth Fiction Chapter books.  There are four books in this set.  Each book consists of 48 pages.  It is pretty easy story to follow.  Something fun to read for beginner chapter book readers!


Book # 1
Makayla and Liam Park have just moved into Deadwood Hill. While the house is new to them, a witch lived on that exact spot centuries ago. Liam discovers a Magic 8 Ball in the attic that knows things it shouldn’t. Is it helpful or haunted? Cannot predict now!


Book #2
It’s Makayla and Liam’s first day at their new school. Makayla hears whispers that their house is cursed. The twins later learn that a girl their age disappeared from there just one year ago. Does the Magic 8 Ball have something to do with it? Most Likely!


Book #3
Makayla and Liam have discovered the missing girl is named Jo Ann. She is trapped in another dimension. The twins want to save her. Through the Magic 8 Ball, she tells them how to get there. It looks dangerous, but can they resist? Very Doubtful!


Book #4
Makayla and Liam arrive in the other dimension to rescue Jo Ann. But all is not as it seemed. The twins have been tricked! Can they free themselves or will they be trapped there forever?Better not tell you now!