Update Time

I am around..just been in a slump lately and life and the world has gotten to me. I have managed to read two books. and will post a review of them this weekend. Then currently reading two other books.

More to come soon.

Review coming soon of:

Currently Reading:

Reading update

Okay update!!!
Anyone else read these yet?

I just finished “The Crown of Gilded Bones” – The review is up with the other two books in the series. I am loving this story of Poppy and Casteel!

Currently reading now is:

Summary:
Sixteen-year-old Elva has a secret. She has visions and strange powers that she will do anything to hide. She knows the warnings about what happens to witches in their small village of Hanau. She’s heard the terrible things people say about the Witch of the North Woods, and the malicious hunts that follow…

When Elva accidentally witnesses a devastating vision of the future, she decides she has to do everything she can to prevent it. Tapping into her powers for the first time, Elva discovers a magical mirror and its owner―none other than the Witch of the North Woods herself. As Elva learns more about her burgeoning magic, and the lines between hero and villain start to blur, she must find a way to right past wrongs before it’s too late.

After Broken Wish will be:

Summary:
Caledon Holt is the kingdom’s deadliest weapon. No one alive can best him in speed, strength, or brains, which is why he’s the Hearthstone Guild’s most dangerous member. Cal is also the Queen’s Assassin, bound to her by magic and unable to leave her service until the task she’s set for him is fulfilled.

Shadow of the Honey Glade has been training all her life to join the Guild, hoping that one day she’ll become an assassin as feared and revered as Cal. But Shadow’s mother and aunts expect her to serve the crown as a lady of the Renovian Court.

When a surprise attack brings Shadow and Cal together, they’re forced to team up as assassin and apprentice. Even though Shadow’s life belongs to the court and Cal’s belongs to the queen, they cannot deny their attraction to each other. But now, with war on the horizon and true love at risk, Shadow and Cal will uncover a shocking web of lies that will change their paths forever.

Review: A Lady’s Formula for Love

Summary:

What is a Victorian lady’s formula for love? Mix one brilliant noblewoman and her enigmatic protection officer. Add in a measure of danger and attraction. Heat over the warmth of humor and friendship, and the result is more than simple chemistry–it’s elemental.

Lady Violet is keeping secrets. First, she founded a clandestine sanctuary for England’s most brilliant female scientists. Second, she is using her genius on a confidential mission for the Crown. But the biggest secret of all? Her feelings for protection officer Arthur Kneland.

Solitary and reserved, Arthur learned the hard way to put duty first. But the more time he spends in the company of Violet and the eccentric club members, the more his best intentions go up in flames. Literally.

When a shadowy threat infiltrates Violet’s laboratories, endangering her life and her work, scientist and bodyguard will find all their theories put to the test–and learn that the most important discoveries are those of the heart.

My Review:

This book was cute! It was almost like “The Bodyguard” meets back in time era of Jane Austen with scientists. It was really fun to read. I really like Violet’s thoughts regarding to work and then when Arthur joined in as a bodyguard. Such thoughts! There was some sweet and swoony moments! This book should be made into a movie. I would totally watch it.

All the characters in this book are working their way to survive and to overcome obstacles. (Considering the fact the type of era is like 19th century.) It’s filled with danger, every day moments , friendships, relationships and just down to earth vibe as well. Plus romance! I did like Arthur’s broodiness. Just something about that! I also liked the fact Arthur was aware of Violet.

I do admit the beginning of the book was a little tough for me to get into but once I kept going I managed to enjoy the book more. I did like Arthur’s broodiness. Just something about that!

Give the book a shot to see if you like it. It was just a nice book to escape away into a new world.

Update in the world of reading

Currently Reading

Finished reading:

Want to read next

I preordered this book and it did not arrive on time.
The book is suppose to be coming this week — Can’t wait!
(I think everyone is experiencing delays in getting things)

I need to go find this book ASAP!
I have read the previous books and I must find out what happens next.
Plus the author is awesome

Have you read any of these?

Will you read any of these?

What do you think of my selections?

Notice my theme here??

Update Reading

Fall is coming….
The leaves are starting to change colors here.
Anyone else seeing that?

My reading has been up and down lately due to life! I have been getting some E-Arc’s on Netgalley and trying to keep up with that along with the library books that I have checked out. Plus my brain is thinking of one gazillion things….anyone else have this problem?

Perhaps I need to set up a schedule…hrmms…but sometimes doing that life throws you curveballs. I guess I’ll do the best I can. So here is the update of my world of reading.

Finished this E-Arc book….
I posted a review on it earlier. Go look.

Currently Reading….E-Arc Book
So far so good..
I am enjoying this but I need time to sit down to read.

Library books on my table eyeing me to read me at the same time!

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, and to take part, all you need to do is answer three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

CURRENTLY READING

Soooooo excited for both of these!!

FINISH READING

Review coming soon!

WHAT TO READ NEXT….

Sitting on my coffee table….

500 Miles From You

500

  • Author: Jenny Colgan
  • Publication Date : June 9, 2020
  • Print Length : 432 pages
  • Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks

What happens when two medical professionals–ex Army medic from a village in the Scottish Highlands and an inner city nurse from inner-city London—switch jobs for three months and become unlikely pen pals?

Lissa, is a nurse in a gritty, hectic London neighborhood. Always terribly competent and good at keeping it all together, she’s been suffering quietly with PTSD after helping to save the victim of a shocking crime. Her supervisor quietly arranges for Lissa to spend a few months doing a much less demanding job in the little town of Kirrinfeif in the Scottish Highlands, hoping that the change of scenery will help her heal. Lissa will be swapping places with Cormack, an Army veteran who’s Kirrinfeif’s easygoing nurse/paramedic/all-purpose medical man. Lissa’s never experienced small-town life, and Cormack’s never spent more than a day in a big city, but it seems like a swap that would do them both some good.

In London, the gentle Cormack is a fish out of the water; in Kirrinfief, the dynamic Lissa finds it hard to adjust to the quiet. But these two strangers are now in constant contact, taking over each other’s patients, endlessly emailing about anything and everything. Lissa and Cormack discover a new depth of feeling…for their profession and for each other.

But what will happen when Lissa and Cormack finally meet…?

◊◊◊

My Review:
⊂⊃
It took me a few days to read this book.  I checked this book out from my local library.

The summary of the book is up above, I am not going to repeat it.  I think the goings back and forth between Lissa and Cormack is cute and real.  They go on new adventures and have misshaps!  I love how both characters adjust to new settings.   They are both coping with trauma and learning new things about themselves.

The texts and emails between Lissa and Cormack are cute, funny and simple. It made me smile.  Don’t you just love that type of feeling?  I did want more of this interaction and kind of felt like it needed a little more development.  It mostly focused on Lissa’s trauma and trying to cope with it.  Cormace has trauma but I did not find out more about it.  Perhaps the story will continue on in another book?

The story covered a bit of romance, with every day aspects, emotions, laughter and learning how to cope.  I love the quiet of the countryside which made me want to go there.  London makes me miss it since I have visited there once!  One day  I will visit again.

The story was just there.
I do not know how to describe it.
I enjoyed it but didn’t love it to the max.
It was just an okay, cute read to escape.

The Friend Zone Review

Friend

  • Author: Abby Jimenez
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Publisher: Forever
  • Publication Date: June 11, 2019
  • Sold by: Hachette Book Group

What the book is about:

Kristen Peterson doesn’t do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don’t get her. She’s also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.
Planning her best friend’s wedding is bittersweet for Kristen — especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He’s funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he’d be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to keep him at arm’s length.

My Review:

I picked this book up from my local library one night.  (Not from the one I work at.)  I decided to give it a shot to see if I would like story.    The two main characters are Kristen and Josh.  The way the book is written is from Kristen and Josh’s view points.  It took me a little while to get used to reading it that way but I enjoyed it.

Kristen has sass!  Tons of sass who doesn’t really care what others think except when she’s around her mother, she’s a tad different.  She tries to figure out things in life when it comes to dating and having kids.  She has conflict with dealing with fertility problems. That is the main concept through out the book which is a big issue for some women out there.  It might be touchy subject for those who are dealing with that kind of thing.  So if you are sensitive reading about a fiction book that mentions fertility problems, then maybe this book isn’t for you.   I can see how Kristen struggles with dealing emotionally and physically.    Just a friendly reminder: everyone in the real world is dealing with something.

Anyways I love how Kristen says what she means, cracks jokes, shocks her best friend Sloan with some things which made me laugh in the book and how she uses pop  culture references!    When Josh enters her life things change.  She tries to deny there is attraction there but it somehow trickles into her life.  The playful banter, sass and emotions between Josh and Kristen felt real to me.

Can I say I like Josh because he understands how a woman can be?  That would be due to having so many sisters! He isn’t afraid to get tampons or pads.  I think a guy like that is cool.  He also gets along with Kristen’s dog – Stuntman Mike, which is awesome.  I love that part in the book.

My emotions in this book ranged from sad to shock to sadness to surprised and to happiness!   Holy cow.  I was not expecting my emotions to go in that many directions.  There were some surprises in the book such as Kristen’s mother,  a really sad moment, and an ‘oh my god’ moment.   I really liked this book quite a bit and I’m glad I took the chance to read it.   I may read more from this author when I get a chance.

 

 

 

Wicked Bite Review

Wicked

 

  • Author:  Jeaniene Frost
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Avon
  • Publication Date: January 28, 2020
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers

 

What the book is about:

Some promises are meant to be broken…

Veritas spent most of her life as a vampire Law Guardian. Now, she’s about to break every rule by secretly hunting down the dark souls that were freed in order to save Ian. But the risks are high. For if she gets caught, she could lose her job. And catching the sinister creatures might cost Veritas her own life.

Some vows are forever…

Ian’s memories might be fragmented, but this master vampire isn’t about to be left behind by the woman who entranced him, bound herself to him, and then disappeared. So what if demons, other Law Guardians, and dangerous, otherworldly forces stand against them? Come hell or high water, Ian intends to remind Veritas of the burning passion between them, because she is the only person seared on his mind—and his soul…

My Review:

I’m eating double stuffed oreo cookies while writing this review along with the snow being on the ground here.  It’s like ten degrees outside!  I need more warm socks!

Anyways…..the book! I must focus.   It was sooooooo good like yummy, heck yeah fighting, awesome kick butt, smoochy good!   I figured the book was going to be a slow burn but it wasn’t.   Ian connected with Veritas.  I was surprised he managed to pull that off considering what he had been through.  The feeling I got was that Ian wanted to be with Veritas period.   He knew something that Veritas didn’t.

The way Ian and Veritas play off of each other in the process of finding the sinister creature was plafyul.   They also surprised each other in their powers and thoughts. I thought for sure Ian was set for one way but he surprised me and Veritas in the things he did.   I loved it!   The steamy moments between Ian and Veritas was pretty damn hot.

I also must say that I loved the tender moment Veritas gave to Ian which made my heart soar.  I think this showed her soft, vulnerable side which was nice to see.   She really does love Ian which finally let the light come on inside of her.    Let me think what else…..Oh! When Ian gave Veritas these amazing roses which are suppose to be rare she loved them with all her heart but somehow something happens to them which once again shows her softer side.

I love that Vlad made an appearance along his wife.  Even Bones and Cat showed up.  Plus Ian’s sire made an appearance too.  It was pretty neat to see them show up in this second book.  They all connect somehow like a family tree but supernatural family tree type of thing. Oh, oh, oh by the way there is another new character mentioned in the book that connects to Veritas.  Be amazed!  I was.

This second book is such a fun adventure even though it was more geared towards Veritas.  As the story wraps up at the end, you think it’s going to be a happy ending right? But nope!   A character named Phanes is mentioned.  My brain is like : Who is this?  What is going to happen next?  Will Ian and Veritas have their happy ever after?  Will more drama unfold?  Will all the supernatural forces join in to help?  Questions, questions, questions….and now I have to patiently wait for book three!

If you are going to read this book, you should start with book one: Shades of Wicked.

Finished and Current

Finished Reading:

I just recently finished “The Zeppelin Deception: A Stoker & Holmes Novel”  Book 5 by Colleen Gleason.  I have been waiting to read this book and I am so glad I did.

Zep

Another adventure with Mina and Evaline.   This book had me on my seat.   The author kept me on my toes with twists and turns.  A wedding being planned, a murder going down, a ball being planned and a few other events will keep you wondering what will happen next.  While reading this story  I was trying to figure out who the villain was in the story and honestly had no clue. None!   When the villain was revealed I was very surprised.  I had no indication that it could have been that character.   When Mina, Evaline, Pix and the Constable confronts the villain was amazing and awesome.  I loved how they all worked together.   I really enjoyed this series and hope there will be more.  The ending was adorable and sweet but it was not wrapped up fully.  Adventures could happen again, who knows?

Action, drama, romance, steampunk, vampires and more…from Book 1 to Book 5.  It is a must read series.  Be sure to check Colleen Gleason out on her website and social media.

 

Currently Reading :

Wicked
Jeaniene Frost